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Sightings archive

January 2021

January 31st
Black Swan Lake – Goldeneye female (Nick Kightley)

January 28th
Lavell’s Lake – Goldcrest on the path between Teal and Bittern hides (Ida Groot-Ittias)
White Swan Lake – Kingfisher hunting from the Reed bed (Rebecca Rees)

January 27th
Redwood Lake – 2 Bullfinch male and female, Blackcap male (Richard Marsh)

January 24th
Black Swan Lake – Goldeneye drake still in the south bay (FJC)

January 22nd
Lea Farm Lake – 8 Skylark dropped on Landfill beyond the Lea Farm buildings, 200+ Redwing east to west over Landfill to roost, 2 Little Egret north (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern roosting at back of small pool seen from Teal hide (Paul Bright-Thomas); 700 Starlings to roost, 20+ Chaffinch south east behind Lea Farm, 4+ Reed Bunting heading toward Lavell’s, 2000+ Jackdaw west to roost (FJC)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)

January 20th
Lea Farm Lake – Peregrine on the new fence but off causing panic amongst Gulls and Jackdaws now (Peter Scudamore)

January 17th
Sandford Lake – Goldeneye drake (Paul Bright-Thomas)

January 15th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Bittern seen in main island reed bed at dusk (FJC)

January 11th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret seen through fencing panels (Adam McTiernan)

January 10th
Lea Farm Lake – Chiffchaff in front of Ron’s hide (David Tainton)
Lavell’s Lake – 600+ Starling dropped into reeds near Teal hide (Alan Rymer)

January 8th
Lavell’s Lake – 30 Ring-necked Parakeet seen from Teal hide (John Morgan)
Sandford Lake – Green Woodpecker (John Morgan); Barn Owl flew along Sandford Lane towards the Mill but veered left as a car came over the bridge (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail on the beach in front of Activity Centre (Richard Marsh)

January 7th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern dark form in main island reed bed (FJC); 2 Teal both drakes (Adam McTiernan)
Black Swan Lake – Goldeneye drake seen on the west side (Sue Ashwell)

January 5th
Black Swan Lake – 4 Pintail drake and 3 females lingering between the islands seen from west bank near Middle Marsh, Mediterranean Gull winter adult (FJC)

Drake Pintail at Black Swan Lake – Adam McTiernan

January 4th
Sandford Lake – 2 Kingfisher west side one following the other along stream (Jake Bishop); Chiffchaff close to swing gate (Tim James)
Black Swan Lake – Pintail drake west side view from any point parallel with Middle Marsh (Colin Holmes); 2 Pintail second one seen location provided (FJC)
White Swan Lake – Bittern (Dave Rimes)

January 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – 20+ Redwing, 7+ Fieldfare, 4 House Sparrow all seen near the Dinton Centre, 80+ Meadow Pipit over the Landfill, Kestrel flying towards Landfill, Bullfinch both males, Sparrowhawk over the Wet Meadow (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 3 Mistle Thrush on the Old Golf Course, Kestrel over picnic area, 1500+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Common Gull (FJC); Goldeneye drake seen at the southern end (Tim James)
White Swan Lake – Kingfisher seen near the Reed bed (Roger Stansfield)

January 2nd
White Swan Lake – Bittern climbing up reeds to roost (Eddie Napper)

January 1st
Lea Farm Lake – 4 Siskin with small Goldfinch flock at river junction near Ron’s hide, Cetti’s Warbler calling nearby, Chiffchaff near the river junction (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Peregrine over Teal scrape, 2 Raven West over the Landfill, Woodcock over tarmac path (FJC); 2 Little Grebe (Finley Hutchinson)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing (Brian Bennett); Goldeneye drake south end near solar panels (Roger Stansfield)
White Swan Lake – Bittern in view (FJC); Kingfisher (Sam Gillet)