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Sightings archive

October 2018

October 31st
Lavell’s Lake – Snipe seen from the Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler still present in the Willow Tree near yellow gate (FJC); Yellow-browed Warbler seen along the Loddon just past fisherman’s car park later in the day (Rick Dawson)
White Swan Lake – Kingfisher flew across the River Loddon (Richard Marsh)
Middle Marsh – Ferruginous Duck, Kingfisher (Rick Dawson)

Snipe at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore

Ferruginous Duck at Middle Marsh – Tony Jones

October 30th
Lea Farm GP – Common Gull on raft, 2 Redwing on path to hide (Bob Bennett); Peregrine Falcon over landing in Alder in north west corner, 4 Little Egret flew towards Dinton (FJC); Goldeneye female (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Nick Kightley)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler still present in the Willow Tree near yellow gate (FJC); 15+ Redwing over, Goldeneye female towards rear of islands (Bob Bennett)

Common Gull 2nd winter at Lea Farm – David Dolan

October 29th
Lea Farm GP – Curlew on east shore showy but flighty (Roger Stansfield); Peregrine Falcon over spooking Lapwings and away north east (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Great White Egret flew low over lake going south east (Richard Marsh); Barn Owl looking out of it’s box, 50+ Golden Plover over (Ralph Watts)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler still present around south west corner of lake (Richard Marsh); Kingfisher, Siskin, 100+ Redwing over, Kingfisher (Ralph Watts); 2 Siskin feeding in trees with 20+ Goldfinch; (Richard Marsh); Goldeneye female (Stephen Day)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush (Richard Marsh)
Middle Marsh – Ferruginous Duck back again for another year! (Roger Stansfield)

Curlew at Lea Farm – Roger Stansfield

Ferruginous Duck at Middle Marsh – Roger Stansfield

Female Goldeneye at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett

October 28th
Lavell’s Lake – 6 Snipe around Bittern hide scrape, Blackcap male in bushes by bridge from Lavell’s car park (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler in first Oak near the yellow gate (Stephen Day); Siskin (Geoff Emmett)

Siskin at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett

October 27th
Lavell’s Lake – 28 Snipe (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler near yellow gate (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – Yellow-legged Gull adult on water with Black-headed Gulls and Common Gulls then took off and flew east, Common Gull (Joseph Taylor)

October 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Snipe, Teal drake (Geoff Emmett)

Snipe and drake Teal at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

October 25th
Lea Farm GP – Kingfisher flew low over lake, Little Grebe in north east corner (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 19 Snipe (Richard Marsh); 50+ Fieldfare flew into corpse in Lavells car park field (Alan Rymer); Common Gull on the bund (Peter Scudamore); 6 Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders at Bittern hide, 3 Shoveler, 6 Teal (Ralph Watts)
Sandford Lake – Cetti’s Warbler, 20+ Fieldfare over calling heading towards Woodley, Bullfinch all seen from yellow gate (Nick Kightley); 2 Treecreeper near yellow gate (Steve Lynch)

October 24th
Lavell’s Lake – 11 Redpoll flying over, 20+ Redwing flying to roost, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Kingfisher (Tim Alexander)
Sandford Lake – Yellow-browed Warbler in willow left of yellow gate (FJC); 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper (Richard Marsh); Siskin (Geoff Emmett)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandford Lake – Ewan Jones

Siskin at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett

October 22nd
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe on the Loddon outside hide, 2 Snipe, Nuthatch, Bar-headed Goose (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 18+ Snipe on the bund, Water Rail rear of Bittern hide , Kingfisher flying along the Loddon (David Williams-Jones); Barn Owl in full view in doorway to box, 2 Redwing feeding in bushes alongside the Loddon with Blackbirds, Nuthatch, 2 Kingfisher near Bittern hide and along the Loddon, Pochard (Richard Marsh)

Little Grebe on the Loddon outside Ron’s hide – Richard Marsh

October 21st
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Bar-headed Goose, 10+ Snipe, Little Grebe in front of hide, 2 Kingfisher male and female, 6+ Shoveler, Cetti’s Warbler (Gary Bushell)

Cetti’s Warbler at Lavell’s Lake – Gary Bushell

October 20th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Goldcrest along the Loddon, 6 Snipe (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Bullfinch, 12 Snipe (Richard Marsh); 2 Barn Owl one left the box and landed in a tree then dived to the floor to catch a mouse/vole after being mobbed by Magpies on the floor it flew back to the box where the other Owl was in the doorway (Gavin Turner); 15+ Redwing heading north over landfill, 2 Mistle Thrush on wires briefly, 30+ more Redwing over west, Cetti’s Warbler in full view from new screen to right, 2 Skylark, Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit all over the landfill (FJC)

3 Snipe around the edge of the reeds at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rodgers

October 19th
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl in entrance to Box, 12 Snipe on bund (Geoff Emmett)

Barn Owl in the entrance to the box at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

Snipe in the shadow of a Heron at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

October 18th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Snipe on east shore, Kingfisher flew past hide (Richard Marsh); 2 Stonechat male and female (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher flew along Emm Brook & under bridge as I walked from car park, Goldcrest in Tit flock by Teal hide, Sparrowhawk flew over Loddon from the vicinity of Sandford Mill heading towards Bittern hide (Richard Marsh); 10 Ring-necked Parakeets over car park field (Alan Rymer)

October 17th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Nuthatch on the feeders, Sparrowhawk scattering birds on the feeders (David Williams-Jones)
Lavell’s Lake – 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Williams-Jones); Kestrel over car park field, 2 Snipe on reed pile in scrape (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher (David Williams-Jones)
White Swan Lake – Common Gull (Richard Marsh)

October 16th
Lavell’s Lake – Siskin large flock over the lake and also seen around the Air Museum (Peter Scudamore)

October 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher near Emmbrook on path from the car park (Anne Cronin); Firecrest seen at far end of the car park field, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Kingfisher, Water Rail under feeders (Nick Kightley)

October 14th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Mandarin Duck male and female, 72 Teal mostly in the south west corner, 4 Snipe on east shore (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher on sluice, Snipe on scrape (Peter Scudamore)

October 13th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Mandarin Duck 4 males and 1 female in the south west corner, 2 Green Sandpiper over landfill (FJC); 24 Shoveler (Renton Righelto)
Lavell’s Lake – Water Rail (Renton Righelto)
Sandford Lake – 8 Pochard, 25+ Ring-necked Parakeet over (FJC); Snipe (Renton Righelto)

October 12th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper in the south west corner (Peter Scudamore)

October 11th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Kingfisher (Gary Bushall)
Sandford Lake – 8 Wigeon (Peter Scudamore)

Kingfisher seen at Lavell’s Lake – Gary Bushall

October 10th
Lea Farm GP – Green Woodpecker on east shore, Nuthatch on the feeders, Little Egret on the island, Bar-headed Goose with a dozen Canada’s, 300+ Golden Plover over landfill moving south west seen with Bob Bennett (Geoff Emmett); 28 Meadow Pipit in a single flock over the lake travelling south, Sparrowhawk dived passed the feeder (Bob Bennett); 8 Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler both in quantity (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 8 Meadow Pipit over the landfill from the car park field, Little Egret on north bank, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet over the car park field (Bob Bennett)

October 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Gavin Turner)

Little Grebe seen at Lavell’s Lake – Gavin Turner

Kingfisher mirror image seen at Lavell’s Lake – Gavin Turner

October 8th
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe (David Williams-Jones)
Lavell’s Lake – Redwing, Blackcap, Chiffchaff all in bushes around the car park field (Peter Scudamore); 2 Sparrowhawk seen from Teal hide (David Williams-Jones)
Sandford Lake – 6 Pochard all males (David Williams-Jones)
Black Swan Lake – Snipe feeding on the west side of the island, Meadow Pipit over (Peter Scudamore)
Herons Water – 8+ Wigeon (Peter Scudamore)

October 7th
Lea Farm GP – 10 Swallow through in 2 groups of 7 and 3, 4+ Meadow Pipit over (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 20 Redwing 10 over heading west, Fieldfare west low over car park field, 4 Mistle Thrush over south (FJC)

October 6th
Lea Farm GP – 20 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 57 Shoveler, Little Egret, Mandarin Duck (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Pochard male, Barn Owl in box (Richard Marsh); Water Rail under feeders behind Bittern hide (Gail Ditchfield)

October 5th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, Teal, Shoveler both in large numbers (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher with a recently caught fish (Tony Jones); Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Stock Dove all around feeder (Peter Scudamore); 2 Raven over (Richard Sajdak)

Kingfisher with fish seen at Lavell’s Lake – Tony Jones

October 4th
Lea Farm GP – Nuthatch, Reed Bunting male, Kingfisher, Stonechat flitting about in front of the hide, Green Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher with a recently caught fish (David Dolan)

Kingfisher with lunch seen at Lavell’s Lake – David Dolan

Male Stonechat seen at Lea Farm – Richard Marsh

October 3rd
Lea Farm GP – Snipe on east shore (John McGoven)
Lavell’s Lake – 9 Redwing east of and heading north, 4+ Meadow Pipit over landfill (FJC); 12+ Meadow Pipit over bund in small groups, 2 Green Woodpecker over the landfill north of the car park field, Blackcap male eating Elderberries (Bob Bennett); Little Grebe north side of the lake, Kingfisher, Bar-headed Goose flew in with Canada Geese (Richard Marsh); Peregrine Falcon over the landfill seen from Bittern hide (Grant Evans)
Sandford Lake – 2 Raven flying east pursued by 3 Crows, Snipe (Richard Marsh)

Peregrine Falcon seen at Lavell’s Lake – Grant Evans

October 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 95+ Shoveler on mud bank to right of the hide, Sparrowhawk male over lake, 6 Swallow feeding over the lake, 3 Meadow Pipit over the landfill, 3 Reed Bunting on the feeder male and 2 females, Green Sandpiper (Bob Bennett); Chiffchaff on tree near feeders (Tim James)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Meadow Pipit over (Bob Bennett)

October 1st
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Snipe, Little Egret fishing along the Loddon, Kingfisher male, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe (Richard Marsh); Meadow Pipit on the bund (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – 2 Snipe (Richard Marsh)

Meadow Pipit on the bund at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

Meadow Pipit on the bund at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers