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Sightings archive

February 2021

February 28th
Lavell’s Lake – Treecreeper, Bittern feeding on the edge of the reeds from Teal hide (Sally Bryson-Bond)

February 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Reed Bunting male singing to rear of the Hide (Eddie Napper)

February 26th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Chiffchaff in trees opposite Ron’s hide (Tim James)
Lavell’s Lake – Reed Bunting near Bittern hide (Alan Jackman); Shelduck on the scrape, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Bunting on path to hide (Bruce Irvine); Little Egret in the Wet Meadow (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – 4 Snipe (Alan Jackman)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on Goat Island, 2 Goldeneye female (Alan Jackman)

February 25th
Lea Farm Lake – Oystercatcher (Alan Jackman)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Stonechat male female by the Balancing Pool (Alan Jackman)

February 24th
Lavell’s Lake – Stonechat female by the Balancing Pool (FJC); Shelduck drake seen from Bittern Hide (Roger Stansfield)

Female Stonechat at the Balancing Pool – FJC

Drake Shelduck at Lavell’s Lake – Roger Stansfield

February 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – Wheatear in the Car Park field (Andy Bishop)

February 21st
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret flying from Lea Farm, Peregrine over Bittern hide, 2 Sparrowhawk in Car Park field, Little Grebe on the Balancing Pond, Goldcrest near path to Teal hide (Nick Kightley)
Sandford Lake – Mistle Thrush near Aviation Museum (Nick Kightley)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on Goat Island, Goldeneye female (Nick Kightley)

February 20th
Lea Farm Lake – 8 Fieldfare over landfill, Shelduck briefly (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Reed Bunting female in reeds by path to Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 2 Snipe (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher near the Activity Centre (Steve Clarke); 2 Oystercatcher on Goat Island visible from the Activity Centre (Anne Cronin)

February 18th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Grebe at the back of the flooded scrape, Water Rail heard (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on Goat Island visible from the Activity Centre (Tim James)

February 17th
Lavell’s Lake – 4+ Lesser Redpoll in Alders (Renton Righelato)

February 16th
Black Swan Lake – 3 Little Egret low heading south past the Activity Centre (FJC); Mandarin Duck drake at the feeding area (Tim James)
White Swan Lake – Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest both flew towards the Loddon (Richard Marsh)

February 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk in reeds seen from Bittern hide (Adam McTiernan)

February 14th
Black Swan Lake – 200+ Shoveler (FJC)

February 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Bullfinch male (David Tipping)
Black Swan Lake – 4 Goldeneye, Bullfinch male (John Morgon)

February 12th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, 2 Snipe (Ida Groot-Attias)
Black Swan Lake – Pintail, between the island, 142 Shoveler (FJC)

February 11th
Lea Farm Lake – 80+ Teal, 30+ Wigeon, 30 Tufted Duck, Snipe, 200-300 Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag (Renton Righelato)
Lavell’s Lake – 100+ Teal visible from Bittern hide, 20+ Redwing either side of path between Bittern & Teal hides (Mike Watt); 8 Snipe near reed pile at back of scrape at Bittern hide (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – 8 Goldeneye 3 drakes and 5 females seen towards the west-side (FJC); Pintail, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher (Nick Kightley)

February 10th
Lavell’s Lake – Treecreeper near Teal hide (Adam McTiernan)

Treecreeper at Lavell’s Lake – Adam McTiernan

February 8th
White Swan Lake – Bittern showed poorly in snowy conditions (FJC)

February 7th
Black Swan Lake – 6 Goldeneye 4 drakes and 2 females, 2 Oystercatcher on east side of largest island (Goat) visible from Activity Centre beach (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 5+ Siskin in Alders by the Twin Bridges (Peter Scudamore)

February 2nd
Lavell’s Lake – Goldcrest by river near Teal hide (Adam McTiernan)

Goldcrest at Lavell’s Lake – Adam McTiernan

February 1st
Black Swan Lake – 4 Goldeneye 2 drakes and 2 females (Alan Jackman)