Sightings for February 2007

Saturday 24th Feb 2007
Erewash Field: 5 Stonechat [2 males, 3 females]. New Workings: Green Sandpiper, 4 Goosander, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Yellowhammer. Clifton Pit: 14 Wigeon, 10 Goldeneye, 18 Shoveler, 2 Common Buzzard [Barton side]. Delta: Bittern [viewed well back in the reed bed & 200 yards along the Bund]. Works Pit: 16 Goosander.

Sunday 18th Feb 2007
2 Oystercatcher, 14 Goldeneye, 3 Chiffchaff [singing], Grey Wagtail, 7 Snipe.

Monday 12th Feb 2007
9 Goldeneye [including 2 displaying males], Goosander, 4 Common Buzzard, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine [over Branshill Wood], 7 Corn Bunting [in hedge behind old flash].

Saturday 10th Feb 2007
4 Bullfinch [Delta], 7 Goldeneye [Tween & Main Ponds], c.50 Wigeon [Clifton Pond], 2 Shelduck, c.30 Goosander [Works Pond], Willow Tit, Gadwall, Green Woodpecker [Wheatear Field]

Friday 9th Feb 2007
Chiffchaff [at bird feeding station hide near Wheatear Field], 2 Shelduck [Tween Pond].

Thursday 8th Feb 2007
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin, 8 Goldfinch [All on path between the Main Pond and The Delta].

Sunday 4th Feb 2007
Water Rail, Lesser Redpoll, Blackcap [in full song near north path], Shelduck, Red-tailed Hawk [perched again behind Barton island], Buzzard, Short-eared Owl [over Erewash field at 4.50pm]. New Workings: 2 Red-Legged Partridge, Jack Snipe, 2 Goosander, 3 Stonechats, Sailing Pit: Yellow-legged Gull. Clifton Pit: 4 Goldeneye, Chiffchaff, Delta: 2 Water Rail, 8 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Bittern [flew in at 5.12pm]

Saturday 3rd Feb 2007
2 Kingfisher [Clifton Pond & Delta], Shelduck, Gadwall, Pochard, Teal, 3 Egyptian Goose, Shoveler, Goldeneye [pair on Church Pond], Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming, near church], 1 Green Woodpecker [near church], 15 Goosander [Works & Main Ponds], Tree Sparrow [on feeders and along river].Delta: 1 Bittern [seen at 8:30am and 5am from the hide], Erewash Field: 5 Skylark, 6 Stonechat, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker.

Friday 2nd Feb 2007
Delta: 3 Bittern [birds visible at the same time on the left hand side of the hide - seen by four observers], 3 Water Rail [in delta reeds], 1 Buzzard, 1 Woodcock, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Tit [several recently including singing birds].

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