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04 Dec 2018

Wildlife sightings – 4/12/18

Wader Lake (AM, mid tide):

Water rail 1

Snipe 3

Kestrel 1 (female)


Saline lagoon (AM, mid tide):

Snipe 1

Kingfisher (heard)


Hawthorn Wood feeding station:

Treecreeper 1

Nuthatch 2

Jay 1

Willow tit 1

Blue tit 8

Great tit 7

Bullfinch 2

Robin 2



A male kestrel in South Wood

A male great-spotted woodpecker in South Wood

A water rail heard at the river reedbed (one of six territories we think are currently being held)

A male goosander on the River Wear

Three grey heron on the River Wear

Two cormorant on the River Wear

Four shelduck at the reservoir

A collared dove in the Top Barn area

Fox tracks at the lagoon and on Hidden Meadow