Sightings for December 2005

Saturday 31st Dec 2005
Attenborough N.R. - Scaup x 2 main pond,bittern delta reedbed,shelduck x 2,ruddy duck x 61 on Conneries,brambling on southside.

Tuesday 27th Dec 2005
Attenborough - Scaup x4 [main pond], Pintail [drake on clifton pit], Shelduck x2 [clifton pit], R.C.Pochard [female on church pond], Chiffchaff x6 [between sailing pit/sewerage plant].

Saturday 24th Dec 2005
Attenborough - A Bittern was showing well directly across from the delta hide from (at least) 12.50pm and showed even better after being flushed by a fox at around 3.20pm!!. 4 Chiffchaffs [Toton Sewerage works], male Stonechat [Erewash field].

Friday 23rd Dec 2005
Attenborough - 3 Bitterns in the delta area, late afternoon. 2 Short eared Owls over the Erewash field at 2pm.

Thursday 22nd Dec 2005
Attenborough - Bittern x2 [delta hide], Brambling, Fem Scaup [main pond, Yellowhammer x 2. Bittern x 3 at the Delta. Also Firecrest x 1 near Sewage farm.

Wednesday 21st Dec 2005
Attenborough N.R. - Female scaup-Tween pond,Smew off north path midday,shelduck-works pond.

Tuesday 20th Dec 2005
Attenborough N.R. - Two bitterns in delta reedbed,redhead smew main pond,6+lesser redpoll Barton lane,red-crested pochard-church pond,corn bunting,2 chiffchaff,sev.water rail,c.20 siskin,grey wagtail.

Monday 19th Dec 2005
Attenborough - 2 male Goldeneye, Kingfisher, 23 Goosander, 6 Snipe (Works Beach), 7 Siskin, Water Rail (Wet Marsh).

Saturday 17th Dec 2005
Attenborough - The Barton Lane new hide feeders attracting a lot of birds including Tree Sparrow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redpoll, Gold Finch, Chaffinch, Green Finch, Tits, Dunnock, Wren, Kingfisher flying by. Goldeneye, Greylag and Egyptian Geese on Clifton Pit. Goosander on the works pit. Willow Tits on Delta Gates feeding table. 3 Short eared Owls in Erewash field 2 - 3pm. Stand with your back to the railway line looking towards the pylons and round towards the back of the visitor centre.2 Bitterns from Delta hide 3 -4pm, perched / roosted two thirds of the way up the reed stems. Also in the delta Gadwall, Teal, Little Grebe, Sparrow Hawk. Bittern from the delta hide [c1045] Sat 17th Dec: Attenborough - 17 Goosander, 3 Stonechat, 3 Short - Eared Owl[Erewash Field], Bittern [Delta Hide - 1645]

Friday 16th Dec 2005
Attenborough - Bittern[delta hide],Redhead Smew[main pond],Grey Partridge x2[wheatear field.

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