Sightings for January 2008

Thursday 31st Jan 2008
Delta Gate: Willow Tit, Coal Tit. Clifton Pit: 300 Golden Plover [over to SW]. Coneries: 4 Goosander, Chiffchaff.

Wednesday 30th Jan 2008
Bahama Pintail (Presumed Escaped).

Sunday 27th Jan 2008
Red Crested Pochard.

Saturday 26th Jan 2008
9 x Pintail, 20 x Tree Sparrow, 3 x Willow Tit, Reed Bunting 4 x Ruddy Duck (All from Kingfisher Hide

Friday 25th Jan 2008
Red Crested Pochard (Female) (near visitor centre), Delta: Common Snipe. Erewash Field: 3 Common Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark.

Wednesday 23rd Jan 2008
6 x Siskin.

Sunday 20th Jan 2008
Chiffchaff [in full song at 10:00 from inside the sewage works just West of Barton Lane level crossing].

Friday 18th Jan 2008
6 x Common Redpoll, 6 x Bullfinch, Red-Necked Grebe.

Thursday 17th Jan 2008
Red-Necked Grebe (Still Present).

Monday 14th Jan 2008
2 Bittern [opposite Delta Hide, showing well briefly at 14:15].

Sunday 13th Jan 2008
2 Pintail, 1 Red necked Grebe - Clifton Pit, view from Kingfisher hide

Saturday 12th Jan 2008
1 Red necked Grebe - Clifton Pit, view from Kingfisher hide, 28 Shoveler [Church Pond], Water Rail, c.20 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, c.10 Gadwall, c.10 Common Pochard, c.20 Tufted Duck, c.100 Mallard, 2 Goosander [1 male, 1 female], c.200 Northern Lapwing, c.1500 Woodpigeon, c.10 Collared Dove, c.400 Starling, c.2000 Rook, c.20 Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, c.20 Canada Goose, c.100 Coot, c.50 Moorhen, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Magpie

Friday 11th Jan 2008
Bittern, Red-necked Grebe [showing down to a few feet on the Clifton Pond in front of the Kingfisher Hide], Mediterranean Gull [a first-year bird on reedbed island], 1 Little Egret [also on reedbed island before flying towards the Coneries roost at 16:00], 1 Chiffchaff [Wet Marsh], 28+ Common Gull [Clifton pit].

Thursday 10th Jan 2008
1 x Bittern

Wednesday 9th Jan 2008
1 Bittern

Saturday 5th Jan 2008
2 Bittern

Friday 4th Jan 2008
Brambling (River Path), 2 x Willow Tit.

Thursday 3rd Jan 2008
Greater Black-Backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Willows Peninsula), 25 Tree Sparrows (Willows Peninsula).

Wednesday 2nd Jan 2008
Bahama Pintail (presumed escaped), 2 x Red Crested Pochard, 2 Bittern.

Tuesday 1st Jan 2008
2 Red-crested Pochard [a pair on Main Pond], 3 Bittern [Delta Hide from 15:30], Water Rail, Kingfisher, 8 Goosander, Bullfinch.

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