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Curlew Sandpipers

Posted on 14th September 2014 by Tony Disley

The Curlew Sandpipers are still present fluctuating over the last few days between 5 and 7 birds, 7 were again seen this afternoon. The Little Stint was accompanying a single Dunlin and several Black tailed godwits on [...]

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Hobby

Posted on 13th September 2014 by Tony Disley

A good day for birds of prey, the elusive Hobby was seen again, also at least 5 Marsh Harriers including another wing tagged bird, with green tags on each wing and this time from Norfolk! Lots of sightings of Sparrowhawk[...]

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Waders and Geese

Posted on 12th September 2014 by Tony Disley

The Pectoral Sandpiper from yesterday was seen again today on Vinson’s from Ron barker Hide, also now 7 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 7 Golden Plover, 600+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, several Black[...]

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Pectoral Sandpiper

Posted on 11th September 2014 by Tony Disley

Another good day on site with a new bird for the reserve year list, when a Pectoral Sandpiper was found this evening from Ron Barker Hide, hopefully it will stick around over the next few days. Other sightings included 5[...]

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Great White Egret

Posted on 10th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

A Great White Egret was seen mid afternoon from the Ron Barker Hide and then flew towards Woodend Marsh. Worth noting if you see anything interesting like this pop into the in focus shop or phone on 01704 897020 and &#[...]

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Creeping Upwards

Posted on 9th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

A few more Pink-footed Geese arriving with 470 birds recorded early afternoon. Pink-footed Geese on Vinson’s Marsh (Andy Bunting) A high count of 790 Greylag Geese. These feral birds flock with the same instincts as[...]

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Curlew Sandpipers

Posted on 8th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

More waders in today with a good count of 6 Curlew Sandpiper. Other arrivals included 6 Dunlin, Avocet and 9 Ringed Plover that went west. Curlew Sandpipers – Andy Bunting The Pink-footed Goose count reached 300 by [...]

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Pink-footed Geese arriving

Posted on 7th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

It’s official! The first groups of Pink-footed Geese started to arrive onto the reserve this morning with 18 birds dropping in. By mid afternoon at least 80 birds were present. The forecast doesn’t look [...]

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Recent Sightings

Posted on 6th September 2014 by Tony Disley

A Curlew Sandpiper is still around, being seen from the United Utilities Hide and later from Ron Barker, where there was also 2 Dunlin, 15 Ruff and 5 Black tailed Godwit. Around 400 Lapwing can be seen at the moment &#[...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 4th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

Another calm and warm day with six species of raptor to the fore with Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harrier, 6+ Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel and 2 Sparrowhawk. Similar waders to yesterday with Wood Sandpiper still on Woodend [...]

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