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Sightings archive

March 2021

March 31st
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper in the north east corner (FJC)

March 30th
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Sand Martin over the lake and visiting the wall (Geoff Emmett); Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (Renton Righelato)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Oystercatcher (Geoff Emmett); 3 Snipe on bund in front of cut reed (Alan Rymer); Willow Warbler east side of the car park field, 2 Blackcap (FJC); Cetti’s Warbler near to hide (Les Blundell)

March 29th
Lavell’s Lake – Willow Warbler behind Jerry’s Bench (Alan Rymer); 3 Willow Warbler around the lake, 15 Chiffchaff many more this morning along the Loddon all thru Lavell’s, 6 Blackcap singing this morning, Swallow feeding briefly with Sand Martin out of the wind under trees along south edge of Lavell’s (FJC); Sparrowhawk on reed pile at back of bund (David Hampton)
Sandford Lake – Mandarin Duck behind sluice in pond on the River Loddon (Alan Jackman)

March 27th
Lea Farm Lake – 60+ Sand Martin over the south west corner (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 2 Oystercatcher overhead, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, Cetti’s Warbler all seen from path near lay-by (Mark Lauri)

March 26th
Lea Farm Lake – 103+ Sand Martin in groups of 3/80+/20+, 21 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 2 Mandarin drake and female briefly around Sand Martin wall then flew towards the Emm Brook (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Water Rail in a duet from reeds on left (Paul Bright-Thomas)

March 25th
Lea Farm Lake – Sand Martin (Les Blundell)
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk sat on the bund (Les Blundell); Oystercatcher, Shoveler drake, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Cook)

Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Andrew Cook

Sparrowhawk at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

March 24th
Lavell’s Lake – 50 Redwing in groups of 10 to 20 heading west (FJC); 2 Herring Gull on the Bund, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher (Geoff Emmett)

Oystercatcher at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

March 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl left Box in the Wet Meadow (Colin Holmes)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher near Sandford Bridge (Adam McTiernan); Blackcap singing east of Lavell’s Yellow Gate (FJC); 4 Snipe (Alan Jackman)
Black Swan Lake – 10 Egyptian Geese 2 adults with 8 goslings (Alan Jackman)

March 21st
Lea Farm Lake – 40 Meadow Pipit steady passage north north east in groups of 3-9, 4 Sand Martin 2 singles and a pair heading north (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 15 Fieldfare near Green Bridge (Jonny Cox)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher near Sandford Mill, Sparrowhawk female (Jonny Cox); Mandarin Duck behind sluice on Loddon (Alan Jackman)

March 17th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, 4 Redwing near the Car Park field (Bob Bennett)
Sandford Lake – Treecreeper seen from the path (Rebecca Rees)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on the island opposite the Activity Centre (Bob

March 16th
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Mandarin Duck 2 drakes displaying for the single female (FJC)

March 15th
Black Swan Lake – 3 Grey Wagtail over the Activity Centre, 5 Common Gull seen from the Activity Centre on the lake (FJC)

March 14th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern flew north east from Teal hide (Sam Gillet)

March 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern seen from Teal hide (Jenny Vaughan); 60 Redwing in bushes and foraging in west side of the Car Park field (FJC)

March 12th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern seen from Teal hide (Keith Boseley)

March 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern seen briefly from Teal hide (David Hampton)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on the island opposite the Activity Centre (Richard Marsh)

March 8th
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern seen from Teal hide (Nick Kightley); Water Rail seen from Teal Hide heard then seen, Cetti’s Warbler male seen from Teal Hide singing next to sluice, Chiffchaff seen from Teal Hide (Paul Bright-Thomas)
Sandford Lake – 2 Snipe on the islands (Nick Kightley); Pochard drake (Paul Bright-Thomas)

March 5th
Black Swan Lake – 2 Goldeneye both drakes near south island (Andrew Curd)

March 4th
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Redshank (FJC)

March 3rd
Lea Farm Lake – Chiffchaff by the Loddon near Ron’s hide (Les Blundell); 4 Barnacle Geese in the north east corner (Peter Scudamore)

March 2nd
Lea Farm Lake – Oystercatcher on an island in the north east corner (Tim James)
Lavell’s Lake – Peregrine over low heading north, Bittern, 3 Little Egret including one over, Tawny Owl calling behind (FJC)

March 1st
Lavell’s Lake – Bittern feeding on the edge of the reeds from Teal hide (Nick Kightley); Bullfinch male, Sparrowhawk seen at the junction of the main path and path to Bittern Hide (Adam McTiernan)
Sandford Lake – 2 Snipe (Nick Kightley)
Dinton Pastures – 2 Little Grebe one on the river, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Cetti’s Warbler flying along the river, 15 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, Mandarin Duck male (Steve Robertson)

Bittern at Lavell’s Lake – Jenny Vaughan

Bittern displaying at Lavell’s Lake – Bruce Irvine