A very quiet winter period, with only a site record count of Red Kites and a ‘tristis’ type Chiffchaff particularly notable.
From Whoopers to Hawfinches, with the spice of more detailed counts of our everyday birds, the early winter period was not without its interest!
Hot Spots in September and October included Spotted Crake and Spotted Flycatcher! A reasonable Autumn period except for Hirundines.
Our Nightingales and Little Ringed Plovers have bred, and some unusual Autumn visitors pass through
A new site record for Mute Swan, a wealth of waders, Whin and Stone together, and do we have breeding Nightingales?
A Little Gull, two Ravens and a singing Nightingale brighten an otherwise rather average early Spring period.
Ravens return, and Chiffs thrive with some Tristis birds among the mix: winter can be quiet but seldom dull.
Bitterns, Beardies and Chiffs lead the honours in a quiet end to the year.
Garganey, Osprey, Raven, a rescued Bittern and the last migrants of Autumn!
Star waders of the period were two Little Stints which showed well in front of the Draper Hide over the Bank Holiday weekend