Sightings for March 2006

Wednesday 29th Mar 2006
Attenborough - Little Ringed Plover[Barton flash],Sand Martin c30,Swallow,R.L.Partridge.

Tuesday 28th Mar 2006
Attenborough - Sand Martin x21[church pond],Curlew and Whimbrel[over clifton pit],Scaup x2[females,main pond],Lesser Redpoll[L Meadow],Snipe x2,Shelduck x2,Chiffchaff x2,Peregrine[sth of river],Siskin x2[works path].

Sunday 26th Mar 2006
1st Sand Martin over new hide on Barton Lane

Sunday 19th Mar 2006
Attenborough - Redhead Smew[Tween],Fem Scaup x3[main pond],Shelduck x3,Oystercatcher[clifton pit],Buzzard x2,Bittern[Delta,11.00].

Friday 17th Mar 2006
Attenborough N.R. - Redhead smew(tween),fem.scaup(main pond).

Thursday 16th Mar 2006
Attenborough N.R. - Large falcon sp.with jesses (see surfbirds common birds for picture),3 fem.scaup,shelduck and siskin.

Monday 13th Mar 2006
Attenborough - Hawfinch x3[churchyard], Snipe, Shelduck x2, Scaup x1, Siskin c20. Attenborough NR - Shoveler, Gadwall, Shelduck, Goosander, Teal, LBB Gull [Works Pond]; 2 Egyptian Geese, Greylag [Across Trent (Nr Barton Island)]; Common Snipe, 2 Little Grebes, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk [Delta Hide]; 95 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Weasel with prey [New Workings]; 2 female Scaup [Main Pond]

Saturday 11th Mar 2006
Attenborough - Hawfinch[5 around churchyard],Buzzard,Chiffchaff,Whooper swan[still over river,Barton in Fabis],Siskin+Nuthatch[churchyard].

Wednesday 8th Mar 2006
Attenborough N.R. - 2 Hawfinch in treetops around church and old car park btw.c.11a.m -12.15p.m,whooper swan still Barton in Fabis.

Monday 6th Mar 2006
Attenborough NR - Bittern [Delta, mid morning], Sparrowhawk, 3 Fem Scaup, Goosander - N end of Main Pit. Gadwall, Fem Goldeneye - Church Pond. Shelduck, Teal, unusually large number of Pheasants - Delta. Small numbers of Sinensis Cormorants dotted around the site, along with greater numbers of normal Cormorants.

Saturday 4th Mar 2006
Attenborough NR: - 27 Goosanders, 3 female Scaup [Main Pond], Red head Smew [Tween Pond], Shelduck [Works Pond], 2 Buzzards, Chiffchaff [Clifton Pit], Bittern [Delta-19:59]. Sat 4th March: Attenborough (Erewash Field) - 20 Meadow Pipits, Snipe, Short-Eared Owl [16:30-singleton]


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