Sightings for March 2007

Tuesday 27th Mar 2007
Wheatear [male, shingle track Works pond], Cetti's Warbler [heard only, delta & large island on main pond], 3 Goosander [2 redheads], 21 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck.

Monday 26th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [from the Bund, singing irregularly to 14.30 at least].

Sunday 25th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [singing, but typically elusive], 9 Goosander [River Trent - 7 female, 2 male], 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye [drake].

Saturday 24th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [singing, Delta area at 16:30], 3 Chiffchaff [in same area], 1 Water Rail, 2 Shelduck [over Beeston Marina]. Works Pit: Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 3 Goosander. Delta Gate: 2 Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper. Main Pit: 4 Goldeneye, 16 Goosander. Clifton Pit: 35 Wigeon [over and west], 6 Goldeneye. Church Pond: 50 Sand Martin, 35 Shoveler. Erewash Field: 4 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, Snipe. Tween Pond: Swallow [single at 17:22].

Thursday 22nd Mar 2007
Main Pit: 10 Goosander. Erewash Field: Stonechat [female], 7 Meadow Pipits Skylark, Mediterranean Gull [1st winter on Tween Pond], c.150 Pink Footed Geese [skein heading NW], 2 Herring Gull..

Wednesday 21st Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [Bund area].

Saturday 17th Mar 2007
Works Pit: 2 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler. Delta: Cetti's Warbler [showed briefly twice at 10:10 and still singing at 17:50], Chiffchaff, Shelduck. Delta Gate: Goldcrest. Main Pit: 21 Goosander, 20 Fieldfare. Tween Scrape: 2 Shelduck. Sailing Pit: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff. Erewash Field: 4 Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark. 5 Common Buzzard, Red-tailed Hawk, Lesser Redpoll, 12+ Goldeneye.

Friday 16th Mar 2007
Works Pit: 5 Goosander. Clifton Pit: 6 Goosander, 12 Redwing, Merlin [female]. Coneries: 3 Goosander. Erewash Field: Green Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat [female]. Delta: Water Rail, Merlin [female, possibly the same bird].

Friday 16th Mar 2007
Delta: Cetti's Warbler [calling at 13:00, the Bund], Chiffchaff, Shelduck, Merlin [female through]. Clifton Pit: 24 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye. Main Pit: 3 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander [+3 over], 45 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing [feeding Barton side]. Tween Pond: 2 Shelduck [over].

Thursday 15th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [from the Bund, heard but not seen up to 10.30 at least], 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper.

Wednesday 14th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [singing in the reedbed again and showing well at times], 1 Bittern [showing for a good 10 minutes at the Bund - same spot as the Cetti's Warbler].

Tuesday 13th Mar 2007
Siskin, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Shelduck.

Monday 12th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [vocal but difficult to view]. 7 Goldeneye, Egyptian Goose, Sparrowhawk, Shoveler, 7 Goosander, Teal, Gadwall, Green Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, 8 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 50+ Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff [several singing].

Sunday 11th Mar 2007
Cetti's Warbler [singing on and off all day till dusk in reedbed scrub north of the bund], 1 Bittern [flew a short distance across delta reedbed], 3 Chiffchaff [singing around the delta area], 23 Goosander [Main Pond and Clifton Pit], 18 Goldeneye [mainly on Clifton Pond but also on Church and Main Ponds], 44 Shoveler [most on Clifton Pit].

Saturday 10th Mar 2007
Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler [singing in the reedbed scrub immediately north of the Bund in the evening].

Saturday 3rd Mar 2007
Erewash Field: 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Linnet, Grey Partridge, 2 Stonechat, Skylark, Jay.12 Goosander [Cliton Pond], 1 Dunlin [on pools opposite side of Trent at Barton Village].

Friday 2nd Mar 2007
Goldcrest, Egyptian Goose, 23 Tree Sparrow. Works Pit: 2 Shelduck. Sailing Pit: Chiffchaff, Blackcap. Erewash Field: 3 Goosander [river], 10 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker. Plus - Red Admiral butterfly.

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