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Busy Woodloop feeders a sign of spring

The bird feeders in the Woodland Loop have been getting busier as more songbirds arrive. The pair of kingfishers are still on the nesting bank on the Arun Riverlife lagoon. Lapwing sightings are increasing on the wet grassland -this photo from volunteer Andy Burns.

Wed 16 March

Wetland Discovery: 1 pochard

Arun Riverlife: a pair of oystercatchers

Lapwing hide: 2 male and one female lapwing

Ramsar hide: 11 Mediterranean gulls, 1 kingfisher

Scrape hide: 19 Canada geese, 5 greylag geese, 4 teal, 4 tufted duck, 12 mallards, 2 shelducks, 2 coots, 8 shoveler, 27 black-headed gulls.

Tues 15 March

Arun Riverlife: 2 pairs of pochard, 1 lapwing

Lapwing hide: a pair of lapwing, female looks to be nest sitting

Ramsar hide: 2 pheasants, 3 lapwing, 14 Canada geese, 2 greylag geese, 2 shelducks, 2 pochard, 1 shoveler duck, 4 tufted ducks, 1 kingfisher, 3 coots, 3 moorhens, 11 mallards, 148 black-headed gulls, 163 common gulls, 10 Mediterranean gulls, 3 buzzards overhead, 1 red kite.

Mon 14 March

Ramsar and Sand martin hides: 2 oystercatchers, 1 cormorant, 2 lapwing, 9 Mediterranean, 2 kingfisher, 2 pochards

Arun Riverlife: 2 oystercatcher, 1 pochard

Woodland Loop: 4 mandarin ducks, 1 nuthatch

Scrape hide: 1 lapwing, 1 kingfisher

Lapwing hide: 4 lapwing, 4 greylag geese, 1 coot, 1 mallard, 4 black-headed gulls, 1 moorhen, 2 shelducks, 1 blue tit, 1 Cetti's warbler, 1 pheasant

Sun 13 March

Wetland Discovery: 2 chaffinches, 2 coots, 2 black-headed gulls, 7 mallards, 4 Canada geese, 1 long-tailed tit, 2 blue tits, 4 tufted ducks, 2 great tits, 1 Cetti's warbler, 1 Lapwing.

Arun Riverlife & Pelican Cove: 2 oystercatchers, 9 pochard, 1 lapwing

Ramsar & Sand Martin hide: 1 kingfisher, 65 Mediterranean gulls, 500 common gulls, 1 lapwing.

Sat 12 March

Arun Riverlife: 14 mallards, 3 coots, 2 moorhen, 1 greylag, 4 Canada goose, 2 gadwall, 2 pochard, 1 shelducks, 11 tfted ducks, 3 herring gulls, 78 black-heded gulls, 3 snipe

Ramsar hide: 12 Mediterranean gulls, 600 common gulls, 4 lapwing

Lapwing hide: 2 lapwing

Fri 11 March

Woodland Loop: 4 phesants, 1 moorhen, 8 blue tits, 2 goldfinches, 5 great tits, 1 dunnock, 1 woodpigeon, 6 mallards, 2 ong-tailed tits

Wet Grassland: 1 lapwing

Reddbed boardwalk: 1 snipe

Wetland Discovery: 1 pochard, 1 kingfisher

Ramsar hide: 69 Mediterranean gulls, 4 cormorants

Scrape hide: 1 lapwing, 3 pochards

Arun Riverlife: 1 pochard, 1 kingfisher