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Sightings archive

November 2015 sightings

  • In bold type are sightings that are uncommon either by rarity, date or number seen.
  • Click on photos for a larger version.

Monday 30th November:
Lea Farm GP – Sparrowhawk (A Rymer)
Lavell’s Lake – Snipe, pair Bullfinch, 40+ Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 60+ Pochard (R Marsh)

Sunday 29th November:
Lavell’s Lake – 70 Wigeon, 60 Shoveler, 90 Teal, fem. Pintail (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 200 Wigeon (FJC)

Saturday 28th November:
Lea Farm GP – 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Common Gull, fem. Pochard (G Emmett)

Lavell’s Lake – fem. Pintail again, Little Egret over (FJC)

Friday 27th November:
Lea Farm GPGreat Black-backed Gull (A Rymer)

Thursday 26th November:
Lavell’s Lake – Cetti’s Warbler, photo here (S Day), 2 Treecreeper, 5 Goldcrest, Kestrel (R Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – drk. Goldeneye (S Day)

Wednesday 25th November:
Lea Farm GPCommon Crossbill flew low over, heading north & calling, Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush (M Walford)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Goldcrest in bushes along Sandford Lane, 2 Nuthatch in feeder area, 105 Gadwall, 52 Teal, 102 Wigeon, 28 Shoveler, Little Egret, 4 Fieldfare (R Marsh)

Tuesday 24th November:
Lea Farm GP – 2 Lesser Redpoll on feeder (G Emmett)
2 lesser redpolls-lfgp-gse Redpolls – G Emmett

Monday 23rd November:
Lea Farm GPFirecrest around area where hedge has been laid (A Rymer); 12 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 6 Snipe, Firecrest flew from hedge close to hide entrance and joined Treecreeper & Nuthatch in trees across Loddon from hide (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – At least 2 Goldcrest foraging along Loddon (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Goldcrest in trees by Sandford Lane entrance (A Rymer)

Saturday 21st November:
Lea Farm GP – Snipe, Little Egret (M Walford)
Lavell’s Lake – female Pintail back on Tern scrape (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 160+ Wigeon (FJC)

Friday 20th November:
Lea Farm GP – female Pintail now moved to a new location, 10 Herring Gull, 6 Common Gull, 40+ Fieldfare flew south over Lavell’s, Sparrowhawk across Loddon (R Marsh)

Wednesday 18th November:
Lavell’s Lake – female Pintail still present, 2 Snipe (R Marsh)

Tuesday 17th November:
Lea Farm GP – 3 Snipe, 2 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Common Gull from hide + 2
Goldcrest & 4 Redwing seen along Loddon (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – female Pintail still present (FJC)

Monday 16th November:
Lea Farm GP – Buzzard, fem. Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 4 Common Gull (G Emmett)

Sunday 15th November:
Lavell’s Lake2 Raven over low (FJC); female Pintail still present, photo here (FJC et al);

Saturday 14th November:
Lavell’s Lake – female Pintail feeding on Tern scrape (B Bennett)

Wednesday 11th November:
Lea Farm GPMediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 2 Snipe, 3 Herring Gull, Goldfinch (G Emmett)

Tuesday 10th November:
Lea Farm GP – 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Goldcrest near Teal hide (R Marsh)

Monday 9th November:
Sandford Lake – 4 Goldcrest, 61 Gadwall, Herring Gull, Kingfisher, 26 Pochard, 97 Wigeon (R Marsh)

Sunday 8th November:
Lea Farm GP – 7 Linnet over > south, Nuthatch (FJC); 5 Siskin in trees along Loddon (P Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Snipe around scrape, 2 Cetti’s Warbler & 2 Water Rail heard (P Scudamore)
Landfill – 70 Fieldfare, 8 Reed Bunting & 2 Meadow Pipit over (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 22 Pochard, Mistle Thrush (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 13 Pochard (FJC)

Saturday 7th November:
Lea Farm GP – 7 Snipe, 3 Meadow Pipit over, 4 Common Gull, Nuthatch (M Walford); Little Egret (G Emmett)

Friday 6th November:
Lavell’s Lake – 6 Snipe, Kingfisher, Fieldfare (R Marsh)

Wednesday 4th November:
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper landed in front of hide (Bob Bennett)
LandfillRock Pipit low over, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Blackcap in car park, Barn Owl in box (FJC)

Tuesday 3rd November:
Lea Farm GPDunlin on island, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler singing near hide, 3 Snipe (R Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 500+ Starlings came in to roost (FJC)

dunlin-lfgp Dunlin, G Emmett

Monday 2nd November:
Lea Farm GP – 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (G Emmett)

Sunday 1st November:
Lavell’s Lake – Redwing (G Emmett)

redwing @ lavells Redwing, G Emmett