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Sightings archive

November 2023

November 30th
Lea Farm Lake – 20+ Siskin in trees by the Green Bridge (John McGovan); 10+ Siskin in a mixed flock with Goldfinch’s, Stonechat on the fence line (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Bullfinch near Teal hide (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field – Mistle Thrush on a Telegraph pole, Kestrel over the Car Park (John McGovan)
Black Swan Lake – Goosander drake just up from the duck feeding area (John McGovan); 2 Goosander female just south from the duck feeding area and a drake on the north west side of Goat Island (Tim James)

November 29th
Black Swan Lake – Goosander drake towards the south end (Dave Rimes)
Mortimer’s Meadow – 2 Peregrine on the usual pylon male and female (Dave Rimes)

November 28th
Lavell’s Lake – 5500+ Starling heading to roost in the reeds, 3 Sparrowhawk two females and one male chasing the stragglers, 2 Pochard, Water Rail calling from the main reed bed, Woodcock seen zig zagging towards Lea Farm Lake (Michael Hubbard)

November 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Cetti’s Warbler near the hide, 2 Water Rail calling near the feeder’s (FJC); Peregrine chasing the Starling’s (Adam Wigley)
Sandford Lake – 44 Pochard (FJC); Bullfinch calling (Brian Crathorne)
Black Swan Lake – 15 Great Crested Grebe in the South Bay, 4 Goosander all Redheads taking of on the east side near the Activity Centre towards Sandford Lake (FJC)

November 26th
Sandford Lake – 6 Goosander two males and 4 females (John McGovan)

November 25th
Lea Farm Lake – Peregrine over low then landing in a Alder near Renton’s screen (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, Barn Owl Flew out of the box on the water meadow (Marek Walford)
Sandford Lake – 51 Pochard (FJC)
White Swan Lake – 2 Kestrel flew low through the trees toward Black Swan Lake from Middle Marsh (FJC)

November 24th
Lea Farm Lake – Pink-footed Goose on the Landfill, Green Woodpecker in front of Ron’s hide (Mark Shaw)

November 23rd
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Stonechat (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Redpoll over heading towards Sandford Lake (Rick Dawson); Snipe (Nick Kightley)

November 22nd
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Stonechat on the fence near the east shore (Steve Clarke)

November 21st
Lea Farm Lake – Stonechat on reeds near the east shore (John McGoven)

November 20th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Stonechat on the fence near the east shore, Raven sat on post on the Landfill, 6 Siskin across the Loddon in trees near the Green Bridge (John McGoven)
Black Swan Lake – Goldcrest (Alan Jackman)

November 19th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Stonechat on the fence near the mouth of the south east bay, 10+ Meadow Pipit dropped in near the Stonechats, 5 Common Gull (FJC)

November 18th
Sandford Lake – 33 Pochard (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 300+ Ring-necked Parakeet roosting towards the north side of Goat Island (FJC)

November 17th
Lea Farm Lake – Stonechat on the fence (Trevor Guyatt)
Black Swan Lake – Goosander drake just of the View Point (Tim James)

Drake Goosander at Black Swan Lake – Alan Jackman

November 16th
Lea Farm Lake – Goldeneye female, Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest in a Tit flock along the Loddon path, 3 Snipe behind the submerged island (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – 5+ Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler calling at Teal and Bittern hides, Fieldfare in a hedge near the Landfill (Nick Kightley)
Black Swan Lake – Goosander drake to the west of Goat Island (Tim James); Grey Wagtail near the Activity Centre (Nick Kightley)

November 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk near the feeder’s by Bittern hide (Adam McTiernan)

November 11th
Lavell’s Lake – 38 Fieldfare in groups of 2+20+16, all heading south, 3500+ Woodpigeon a significant passage for 1.5 hours heading ranging from south south west to south east a mile either side of the Landfill flock sizes varying from 150-500, Pink-footed Goose heard from Bittern hide maybe from the Landfill, 3000+ Starling murmuration peaked around 16.15pm (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field – 2 Great Black-backed Gull over Lea Farm heading south (FJC)

November 10th
Lavell’s Lake – An extremely large murmuration of Starling’s in front of Bittern hide tonight (Keith Boseley)

November 7th
Lea Farm Lake – Pink-footed Goose near the east shore, 27 Teal, 10 Wigeon, Lapwing, Stock Dove, Kingfisher flew into a fallen treen near the Green Bridge, 3 Siskin in a small Tit Flock (Michael Hubbard)
Lavell’s Lake – 5000+ Starling circling main reed bed, Sparrowhawk female checking the Starling flock (Michael Hubbard)

November 6th
Lea Farm Lake – Pink-footed Goose in front of Ron’s hide first on the Landfill now in the south west corner (Alan Jackman)

November 5th
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field- 7 Little Egret over in one’s and two’s, 60 Fieldfare over in three groups heading south east. 7000+ Woodpigeon significant migration groups of 100 to 800 heading south east, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull heading south, 7 Linnet heading south east (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Great Black-back Gull very uncommon for last 3+ years, 2 Little Egret low heading south along the Emm Brook near the Activity Centre (FJC)

November 4th
Lavell’s Lake – 65+ Fieldfare over heading south east, 1000+ Starling currently circling main island (FJC)

November 2nd
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field – Pink-footed Goose flew over with Graylag’s and Canada’s heading towards Lea Farm (Tim James)

November 1st
Lavell’s Lake – Large murmuration of Starling’s in front of Bittern hide tonight, Sparrowhawk flew in and took one home for dinner (Alan Jackman)