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Sightings archive

November 2020

November 29th
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Little Grebe near main island reed bed, 3 Water Rail heard (FJC)

November 28th
Lavell’s Lake – 5 Little Grebe seen from Bittern Hide (Sally Bryson-Bond)
Dinton WeBs Count – 122 Gadwall, 63 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 71 Wigeon, 132 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 137 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1020+ Black-headed Gull, Birds spread roughly equally over Black Swan, Sandford and Lavell’s (Renton Righelato)

November 25th
Lavell’s Lake – Tawny Owl flew into tree above me (Peter Scudamore); Kingfisher, Treecreeper behind Bittern hide, 200+ Starlings murmurating near hide (Alan Jackman)

November 24th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, Grey Heron (Geoff Emmett)

Little Egret at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

November 23rd
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Water Rail chasing around in the freshly cut area to the right of the reeds at Bittern hide (Richard Marsh); 50 Starling, 2 Sparrowhawks watching the Starling flock, 2 Goldcrest in Tit flock on path to Bittern hide, Snipe in the north end of the reeds, Lapwing, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard, Wigeon (Nick Kightley)

November 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – Nuthatch in feeder area (Richard Marsh); Water Rail seen swimming across Scrape to far end of Bund (Paul Bright-Thomas); Teal, Nuthatch, Treecreeper all seen from Bittern hide (Steve Rogers)
Sandford Lake – 2 Little Grebe, Ring-necked Parakeet, Cetti’s Warbler (Marek Walford); Kingfisher carrying a fish (Richard Marsh); Treecreeper (Paul Mattingly)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail in front of Activity Centre (Richard Marsh)

Treecreeper at Sandford Lake – Paul Mattingly

Feeding Black-headed Gull at Lavell’s Lake – Stephen Power

November 21st
Lavell’s Lake – 6+ Redpoll feeding in silver birch just to left of hide (Peter Scudamore); 2 Water Rail heard only, 60 Ring-necked Parakeets low south over Loddon seen from Bittern hide, 2 Sparrowhawk attacking 250+ Starling murmurating quickly one was successful (Paul Bright-Thomas)

November 20th
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Woodcock flew south roughly over hide/meadow about 50 feet up (FJC)

November 17th
Lea Farm Lake – 11 Meadow Pipit some perching on newly built boundary fence, 7 Skylark moving over the Landfill (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 800+ Starling left reed bed just now near Bittern hide (FJC); Sparrowhawk watching the evening roosting Starlings (Colin Holmes)
Black Swan Lake – Kingfisher near the Play Area (Paul Mattingly)

November 16th
Lavell’s Lake – 60+ Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Pochard, 20+ Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, 300+ Starling flew into the reeds immediate in front of the hide , 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk watching the roosting Starlings (Nick Kightley)

November 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Widgeon, Gadwall, Shoveler seen from the Teal hide (Mike Watts) ; Nuthatch on the feeders (Paul Mattingly)
Sandford Lake – Chiffchaff near the hide (FJC), 2 Pochard seen from the hide (Mike Watts)

November 14th
Lea Farm Lake – 20+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing mixed flock over the Landfill flying south , 8 Meadow Pipit on the Landfill (FJC)

November 13th
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, Pochard (Peter Scudamore); 2 Water Rail calling, Tawny Owl nearby, Cetti’s Warbler all seen or heard near the Teal hide (FJC)

November 12th
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Little Grebe 3 in front of the hide another on the northern side, Water Rail heard near the hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Nuthatch, Ring-necked Parakeet (John Kearns)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Common Gull (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – Common Gull (Richard Marsh)

November 10th
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk in the Car Park field (Les Blundell)

November 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Bar-headed Goose seen from the Bittern hide (Linda Miller)

Bar-headed Goose at Lavell’s Lake – Linda Miller

November 8th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Water Rail heard from the Bittern hide (Paul Bright-Thomas)
Sandford Lake – Cetti’s Warbler (Marek Walford); Chiffchaff 100m south of Sandford Bridge along the Loddon (Brian Bennett)
Black Swan Lake – 10 Little Egret seen in the south bay (FJC)

November 7th
Lea Farm Lake – Green Sandpiper on the north west shore (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Raven over low north west and out over landfill calling, 250+ Wood Pigeon in groups up to 90+, 2 Mistle Thrush east over Car Park field, Brambling probable over in direction of Lea Farm buildings (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 12 Pochard seen from the Activity Centre beach (FJC)

November 6th
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, Water Rail heard in reeds near to hide , 5+ Redpoll flew over heading east (Peter Scudamore); 9 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall (Chris Jones)

November 4th
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Snipe, Little Egret near the Green Bridge (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Teal drake on the Bittern scrape (Geoff Emmett)
Black Swan Lake – 18 Little Egrets in the south bay (Simon Bartlam)

Drake Teal at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

November 2nd
Lea Farm Lake – Water Rail in front of the hide (Steve Rogers)

Water Rail at Lea Farm Lake – Steve Rogers

November 1st
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Common Gull, 24 Herring Gull (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Lesser Redpoll out of Willow in picnic area and flew towards view point, 9 Little Egret 8 in Willows on lake edge by view point at the end of Middle Marsh and 1 flying towards south bay (FJC)