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Latest update: Saturday 29th August 2015  22.20

Today

29 Aug    Marsh Harrier                   Maidwell – a juvenile at Blueberry Farm, also Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear; 4 Crossbills over nearby Hanging Houghton and 2 Common Redstarts between there and nearby Scaldwell

29 Aug    Tree Pipit                            Harrington AF – two today (one trapped and ringed), also 2 Common Redstarts trapped and ringed and Whinchat

29 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks, 3 Common Sandpipers, 1+ Green Sandpiper and male Common Redstart

29 Aug    Common Redstart           Wellingborough – one in a private garden at 07.00 this morning

Friday 28th August 

28 Aug    Mediterranean Gull        Pitsford Res – a juvenile (moulting to first-winter) by the dam at 19.30 also the 2 Ruddy Shelducks

28 Aug    Marsh Harrier                   Maidwell – two juveniles at Blueberry Farm 15.30, also Northern Wheatear

28 Aug    Osprey                                   Hollowell Res – three this afternoon, also 5 Ringed Plovers, Ruff, Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpipers, Black Tern, Common Redstart and 2 Whinchats

28 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Osprey, male Common Redstart and Whinchat; three Common Redstarts between the reservoir and Walgrave

28 Aug    Wryneck                              Harrington AF – no sign between 11.00 and 12.25 but two Common Redstarts present in area

28 Aug    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one viewable from Chestnut Corner at 09.20

28 Aug    Wryneck                             Harrington AF – one in bushes between highways chippings compound and first bunker 09.10. NB. No access to this site tomorrow because of bird ringing activities

Thursday 27th August

27 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – two still, on the dam, late afternoon

27 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon, also Ruff and 4 Dunlin

27 Aug   Spotted Redshank          Naseby Res – an adult with 16 Redshanks at 14.40

27 Aug    Mediterranean Gull       Daventry CP – a first-winter this afternoon

27 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay at 14.00, also 2 Ruff and 5 Common Sandpipers

27 Aug    Osprey                                   Hollowell Res – one late morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 10 Common Sandpipers, Black Tern, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Whinchats

27 Aug    Black-necked Grebe       Thrapston GP – juvenile still at the northern end of Titchmarsh LNR at 10.30

27 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Caspian Gull

27 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, 2 Ruff and 5 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 26th August

26 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit early evening, also Black-tailed Godwit

26 Aug    Common Redstart           Harrington AF – two in bushes just south of the first bunker this evening

26 Aug    Wood Sandpiper              Pitsford Res – two by the causeway this evening

26 Aug    Whinchat                             Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton this afternoon, also Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear

26 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – two still, in Moulton Grange Bay at midday, also Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

26 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit early morning, also 5 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpipers, 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and juvenile) and 34 Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 25th August

25 Aug    Black-necked Grebe       Thrapston GP – juvenile at the southern end of Titchmarsh LNR

25 Aug    Wood Sandpiper              Pitsford Res – one this evening, also 7 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Hobbies, 3 Ruff, 4 Dunlins,  8 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

25 Aug    Whinchat                             Clifford Hill GP – two on the fence behind the Premier Inn at 18.45, also Ringed Plover, 8 Common Sandpipers and 3 Ring-necked Parakeets over

25 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 16.30, also 3 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper and 6 Common Sandpipers

25 Aug    Whinchat                             Brampton Valley – six this afternoon, also 2 Common Redstarts and 2 Northern Wheatears

25 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Ruddy Shelduck still, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers

25 Aug    Little Stint                           Hollowell Res – two flew through this morning, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 14 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Whinchats, Northern Wheatear and Common Redstart

25 Aug    Pied Flycatcher                 Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, near The Bird Club Hide at 09.15 but not subsequently

Monday 24th August

24 Aug    Black Tern                           Pitsford Res – two by the dam this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers

24 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – an adult this afternoon, also 7 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

24 Aug    Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – one 10.30 this morning

24 Aug    Pied Flycatcher                 Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

24 Aug    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one on The Slips at 09.20, also Pintail, Dunlin and 5 Common Snipe

24 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay at 07.00, also 2 Ruddy Shelduck still, 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 23rd August

23 Aug    Hoopoe                                Preston Capes – unconfirmed report of one on the cricket pitch; no further details

23 Aug    Whinchat                            Clifford Hill GP – one on the second fence down from the Premier Inn, also Common Sandpiper

23 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Pitsford Res – two ‘cream-crowns’ north of the causeway between 19.00 and 19.30 this evening, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still, 5 Red-crested Pochards but no sign of Wood Sandpipers

23 Aug    Little Gull                             Daventry CP – three juveniles at 18.25, also 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Aug    Wood Sandpiper              Pitsford Res – three in front of the Bird Club Hide in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

23 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still this afternoon, from east end of causeway and Wood Sandpiper close to car park

23 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit       Pitsford Res – four flew south over the causeway early afternoon

23 Aug    Crossbill                              Denton Wood – three flew over this morning

23 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Pitsford Res – a male over the causeway this morning

23 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – now 2 Great White Egrets 11.40, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Goldeneye, 2 Ruff and 4 Common Sandpipers

23 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still this morning, in Walgrave Bay and visible from causeway 09.50, also Ruff

Saturday 22nd August

22 Aug    Whimbrel                            Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this evening, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still, Ruff and Green Sandpiper

22 Aug    Black Tern                           Ditchford GP – one on the new island at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows this afternoon

22 Aug    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still, 3 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Ruff and 7 Common Sandpipers

22 Aug    Osprey                                   Stanford Res – one at 10.30, also Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

22 Aug    Wood Sandpiper              Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit this morning, also adult Peregrine, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 4 Whinchats on the east side of the pit

22 Aug    Osprey                                    Hollowell Res – adult this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Ruff, Greenshank, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 12 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and still two juvenile Redstarts

Friday 21st August 

21 Aug    Common Redstart           Summer Leys LNR – one along the old railway line mid-afternoon, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 3 Common Snipe and Goldened on adjacent Mary’s Lake

21 Aug    Osprey                                    Pitsford Res – one this morning north of the causeway, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay. 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

21 Aug    Garganey                               Stanwick GP – two this morning, also 3 Pintail, Green Sandpiper and 4 Common Sandpipers

Thursday 20th August 

20 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – an adult late evening, also Ruff, Dunlin and 6 Common Sandpipers

20 Aug    Whimbrel                            Pitsford Res – a juvenile from the causeway, also Ruff and Common Sandpiper

20 Aug    Common Redstart           Hollowell Res – two juveniles, also Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Redshank, 8 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

20 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Daventry CP – juvenile again this morning, also 7 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 19th August

19 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, also juvenile  Caspian Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost plus 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers in Scaldwell Bay

19 Aug    Wood Sandpiper             Stanwick GP – one this evening, also 3 Pintail, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe

19 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Daventry CP – a juvenile this afternoon, also Osprey over SE at nearby Badby

19 Aug    Tree Pipit                             Hanging Houghton – one over south early morning

Tuesday 18th August 

18 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Daventry CP – adult

18 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay

Monday 17th August 

17 Aug    Common Redstart           Maidwell – on eat Blueberry Farm this evening

17 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two adults this evening, also Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

17 Aug    Common Redstart           Harrington AF – a male by the first bunker this morning, also Golden Plover, Northern Wheatear and 4 Crossbills over south

17 Aug    Osprey                                    Pitsford Res – two by the dam early morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper

Sunday 16th August

16 Aug    Common Redstart           Maidwell – three at Blueberry Farm this evening, also 2 Whinchats and 8 Crossbills over

16 Aug    Common Redstart           Long Buckby – a male in Cotton End Park this afternoon (different individual to yesterday)

16 Aug    Wood Sandpiper             Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also the two Ruddy Shelducks still and 3 Red-crested Pochards; south of the causeway – Whimbrel south over the dam at 08.25, Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Northern Wheatears below the dam

16 Aug    Bittern                                  Stanwick GP – one flew across A45 lay-by Pit at 08.00

Saturday 15th August 

15 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway, also Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls plus a Common Redstart between Scaldwell and the reservoir

15 Aug    Common Redstart           Long Buckby – one this afternoon

15 Aug    Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over late morning

15 Aug    Mediterranean Gull        Hollowell Res – a juvenile at 09.30, also Greenshank

15 Aug    Wryneck                               Clifford Hill GP – one in scrub by Hardingstone Dyke, opposite the Lakeside Pub (SP785596) at 07.45 but no further sign by 08.45, also 2 Hobbies, 2 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

15 Aug    Tree Pipit                             Daventry CP – one flew over the dam at 07.00, also 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

Friday 14th August

14 Aug    Little Tern                           Clifford Hill GP – two at 19.30, also Sanderling, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers

14 Aug    Arctic Tern                         Pitsford Res – juvenile north of the causeway late afternoon, also 8 Ringed Plovers, Ruff and 3 Dunlin

14 Aug    Black Tern                          Hollowell Res – two at 16.45, also Whimbrel over south; earlier juvenile Osprey, Golden Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls; at nearby Ravensthorpe Res – 2 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

14 Aug    Grey Plover                        Daventry CP – an adult this afternoon, also Sanderling, 6 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Black Terns and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

14 Aug    Knot                                      Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit islands at 14.00, also 3 Whimbrels, 2 Dunlin and 2 Black Terns on the main lake

14 Aug    Black Tern                          Daventry CP – two this morning, also 5 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

14 Aug    Whimbrel                            Harrington AF – three flew south at 09.10, also Northern Wheatear, Common Redstart, 2 Whinchats and 2+ Crossbills over

Thursday 13th August 

13 Aug    Arctic Tern                          Pitsford Res – two juveniles flew south with 13 Black Terns at 18.20, also Osprey fiushing north of causeway 19.30

13 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay at 09.30, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Ruff and Green Sandpiper

13 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Brampton Valley – a juvenile flew toward Blueberry Farm 08.15

13 Aug    Black Tern                          Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit briefly early morning, also 3 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday 12th August 

12 Aug    Mediterranean Gull       Pitsford Res – a juvenile by the dam this evening, also Dunlin, Greenshank and at least three adult Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Maidwell – a juvenile at Blueberry Farm 19.15, also 2 Whinchats

12 Aug    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – three (2 adult, 1 near-adult) this evening, also Green Sandpiper

12 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile flew east at 16.25, also c.6 Yellow-legged Gulls there

12 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull Gull

Tuesday 11th August

11 Aug    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – an adult still

11 Aug    Marsh Harrier                  Pitsford Res – a ‘cream-crown’ quartering fields between the reservoir and nearby Walgrave at 14.30

11 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit        Hollowell Res – two flew NW at 13.35, also Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still, on the bund in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Ruff and Green Sandpiper near Maytrees Hide/causeway area

11 Aug    Mediterranean Gull        Hollowell Res – a juvenile this morning at 09.30

11 Aug    Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – a juvenile on the Visitor Centre Lake this morning

Monday 10th August 

10 Aug   Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – total of three present on either side of the causeway this evening, also Hobby, juvenile Mediterranean Gull near the dam and adult Yellow-legged Gull

10 Aug    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – an adult late afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

10 Aug    Bittern                                  Stanwick GP – one flew across A45 lay-by Pit at 15.00

Sunday 9th August 

09 Aug    Mediterranean Gull      Pitsford Res – juvenile in the gull roost by the dam this evening, also there: 2 Ruddy Shelducks, 3 Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Aug   Osprey                                  Welford Res – one fishing this morning

09 Aug   Osprey                                  Summer Leys LNR – one flew north at 10.00 this morning

Saturday 8th August 

08 Aug   Osprey                                  Welford Res – one late afternoon then flew toward Naseby

08 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – two at 10.40

08 Aug    Mediterranean Gull     Clifford Hill GP – juvenile on the main barrage lake at 08.40, also Dunlin

08 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit      Hollowell Res – seven (one colour-ringed) until 06.40 then flew south, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

Friday 7th August

07 Aug    Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – three adults this evening, also 45+ Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Aug    Caspian Gull                     Daventry CP – an adult briefly at 18.00, also 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Aug    Mediterranean Gull     Clifford Hill GP – three juveniles on the main barrage lake at 16.40, also juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

07 Aug    Dunlin                                 Hollowell Res – approximately 440 arrived early afternoon with most deparing to the south-west by mid-afternoon, also 2 Ringed Plovers and 5 Little Ringed Plovers

Thursday 6th August

06 Aug    Spotted Redshank         Pitsford Res – still present at dusk, on bund in Scaldwell Bay, visible from New James Fisher Hide

06 Aug    Spotted Redshank         Pitsford Res – flew into Scaldwell Bay 17.55

06 Aug    Spotted Redshank         Pitsford Res – one just north of the causeway at the Brixworth end flew to Holcot Bay 15.55

Wednesday 5th August

05 Aug    Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – an adult this evening, also 3 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

05 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit       Hollowell Res – one at 13.30

05 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – two still, in Catwalk Bay, this morning, also juvenile Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday 4th August

04 Aug   Osprey                                  Pitsford Res – one from the causeway early evening

Monday 3rd August

03 Aug   Little Stint                           Clifford Hill GP – now 5 on the north shore of the main barrage lake at 14.20, also Ringed Plover

03 Aug   Turnstone                           Pitsford Res – one still on the causeway 12.45, also Osprey over south

03 Aug    Caspian Gull                     Daventry CP – a third-summer at 12.40, also 4 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

03 Aug   Little Stint                           Clifford Hill GP – two on the north shore of the main barrage lake 12.30, also Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover

03 Aug   Turnstone                           Pitsford Res – one by the causeway this morning

03 Aug   Garganey                             Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper and juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Sunday 2nd August

02 Aug   Osprey                                  Blatherwycke Lake – one flew west this morning

Thursday 30th July

30 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – third-summer at 13.20, followed by adult this evening plus 77 Yellow-legged Gulls

Wednesday 29th July

29 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway this evening

29 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – adult today, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and several juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

29 Jul    Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – one in flight, north-west of the causeway

Tuesday 28th July

28 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – adult this evening, also 2 Ringed Plovers

28 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – a third-summer this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers

Monday 27th July

27 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – again no sign of the adult near the Bailey bridge to 21.25 this evening

27 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still, by the causeway, this morning, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 26th July

26 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – no sign of the adult near the Bailey bridge 20.15 – 21.50

26 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – adult again early afternoon

26 Jul    Avocet                                   Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows from 08.50 to 09.00 then flew east, also Yellow-legged Gull

26 Jul    Avocet                                   Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape briefly early morning but not since, also Common Sandpiper

Saturday 25th July

25 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – adult again near Bailey bridge 20.30, last seen flying over nearby Wilson’s Pit 22.04

25 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in mouth of Walgrave Bay 20.30

25 Jul    Whinchat                            Maidwell – four in the southernmost field of Blueberry Farm this evening

25 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult this evening

25 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Common Sandpiper

25 Jul    Sanderling                          Hollowell Res – one at 08.30

Friday 24th July

24 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – adult flew out from riverside vegetation opposite Broadholme STW sewage outfall into River Nene 21.34, approximately 1000 m east of Ditchford Lane, viewed from north bank of river (Nene Way) SP940686

Thursday 23rd July

23 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – adult again in flight east along River Nene 21.48, approximately 1200 m east of Ditchford Lane, viewed from north bank of river (Nene Way), 30m east of Bailey bridge

23 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – second-summer late afternoon, also 81 Yellow-legged Gulls and adult Mediterranean Gull on A45 Lay-by Pit

23 Jul    Crossbill                               Lady Wood – several today

23 Jul    Little Tern                            Summer Leys LNR – one flew west over the scrape mid-afternoon

23 Jul    Marsh Harrier                   Stanwick GP – female/juvenile flew west at 06.30, also Crossbill over

Wednesday 22nd July

22 Jul    Night Heron                       Ditchford GP – adult in flight along River Nene 20.15, approximately 1200 m east of Ditchford Lane, viewed from north bank of river, past Broadholme STW, near bailey bridge then disappeared into trees on south bank then showed again briefly in flight 21.50, then flew NE at 21.58

22 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two this afternoon,  also 5 Dunlin

Tuesday 21st July

21 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two this evening, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers and 92+ Yellow-legged Gulls

21 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still in the mouth of Walgrave Bay early afternoon

21 Jul    Marsh Harrier                   Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile over south, also Black-tailed Godwit

21 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit        Stanwick GP – six flew south this morning, also 5 Siskins over

Monday 20th July

20 Jul    Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway

20 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – second-summer again early evening, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

20 Jul    Red-crested Pochard     Hollowell Res – eclipse drake today, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers

20 Jul    Osprey                                   Welford/Sulby Res – one early afternoon

20 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two in the mouth of Walgrave Bay 10.25

20 Jul    Great White Egret            Stanwick GP – one through this morning

Sunday 19th July

19 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit        Pitsford Res – ten near the dam 21.10 flew towards causeway

19 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – second-summer early evening, also Garganey on A45 Lay-by Pit at 20.40 plus Green Sandpiper

19 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck                Pitsford Res – two still this afternoon, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin and Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul    Avocet                                    Clifford Hill GP – four on the main barrage lake late morning

19 Jul    Avocet                                    Clifford Hill GP – three on the main barrage lake at 10.50

19 Jul    Bittern                                    Stanwick GP – again in flight over the A45 Lay-by Pit, on NE side of the causeway, dropping into reeds in far corner 09.25

19 Jul    Bee-eater                             Hanging Houghton – one over south, heard only, at 09.10

19 Jul    Bittern                                  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, on NE side of the causeway 08.10, also Greenshank and 6 Common Sandpipers

19 Jul    White-winged Black Tern  Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake at 06.40 but no sign at 07.45, also 3 Little Stints and 3 Dunlin on the point in the NE corner

Saturday 18th July

18 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – second-summer late afternoon, also adult Mediterranean Gull

18 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit        Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway, near Maytrees Hide, at 09.30

18 Jul    Marsh Harrier                   Cherwell Valley – one flew east into Northants from Oxfordshire this morning

18 Jul    Osprey                                    Pitsford Res – north of the causeway early AM, also Red-crested Pochard and Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 17th July

17 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – one this evening, also Green Sandpiper and Redshank

17 Jul    Crossbill                               Ravensthorpe Res – a male flew over the causeway at 13.58

Thursday 16th July

16 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two/three this evening, also 65 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Clifford Hill GP – subadult until 15.30 then flew west, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Jul     Mediterranean Gull       Hollowell Res – a juvenile on the point at 13.00

16 Jul    Crossbill                               Scaldwell – fourteen flew over at 07.55

Wednesday 15th July

15 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two late evening, also 50+ Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Jul    Common Scoter                Daventry CP – a drake early afternoon, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Curlew over at 13.05, Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

15 Jul    Whimbrel                            Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers and 3 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday 14th July

14 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and 40+ Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Jul    Red-crested Pochard     Pitsford Res –  eclipse drake in the mouth of Walgrave Bay this evening

14 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit        Summer Leys LNR – ten flew east late morning

14 Jul    Wood Sandpiper              Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this morning with 2 Black-tailed Godwits, also Greenshank and Dunlin on Round Island

14 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck               Stanwick GP – three this morning, until 06.00 only

Monday 13th July

13 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – an adult at 16.30 then joined by a second-summer and a third-summer

13 Jul    Crossbill                               Pitsford Res – eight flew south-west over Brixworth CP at 13.50

13 Jul    Whimbrel                             Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpiper

Sunday 12th July

12 Jul    Red-crested Pochard      Stanwick GP – two still early evening

12 Jul    Honey Buzzard                 Corby – one reported over the sewage works then flew west at 11.25

Saturday 11th July

11 Jul    Wood Sandpiper               Stanwick GP – one this evening, also 2 Red-crested Pochards still, Common Sandpiper, 40+ Yellow-legged Gulls and Siskin

11 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck                Pitsford Res – two in the mouth of Walgrave Bay, also Green Sandpiper

11 Jul    Red-crested Pochard      Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit early morning

Friday 10th July

10 Jul     Mediterranean Gull        Stanwick GP- a juvenile on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit at 17.05, also Greeenshank, Common Sandpiper and 45+ Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Jul     Honey Buzzard                 Daventry CP – one soaring over the dam for 10 minutes late morning before drifting northwest

Thursday 9th July

09 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit       Summer Leys LNR – four this morning

Wednesday 8th July

08 Jul     Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP- second-summer on Visitor Centre Pit this evening, also an early evening build up of 57 Black-tailed Godwits, which then flew east at 20.15, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers and 51 Yellow-legged Gulls

08 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit      Clifford Hill GP – three on the main barrage lake early afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday 7th July

07 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape at 12.15

Monday 6th July

06 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit      Clifford Hill GP – one on the north side of the main barrage lake early afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Greenshank

06 Jul     Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – again on the scrape at this morning

Sunday 5th July

05 Jul     Common Redstart          Stanford Res – a female trapped and ringed this morning

Saturday 4th July

04 Jul     Great White Egret          Thrapston GP – one again early evening, flying from Titchmarsh LNR toward Elinor Trout Lake

04 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit       Summer Leys LNR – one from Paul Britten Hide between 17.20 and 18.10

04 Jul     Spotted Redshank          Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 17.40 then flew east

04 Jun    Red-crested Pochard    Pitsford Res – three on the bund in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon

04 Jul     Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund at 09.45 plus Wood Sandpiper on the scrape at 10.00

Wednesday 1st July

01 Jul     Crossbill                              Hanging Houghton – nine flew south-west at 17.10

01 Jul     Great White Egret          Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR

Sunday 28th June

28 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two still on the main lake near Eddie’s Island 18.30-18.45

Saturday 27th June

27Jun     Ruddy Shelduck               Stortons GP – one on Sixfields Lake

Friday 26th June

26 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two still on the main lake 16.30

26 Jun     Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one early morning only before flying east at 09.00, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Thursday 25th June

25 Jun     Black Kite                          Geddington – yesterday’s report of escaped individual likely to refer to escaped Harris Hawk present in area for 2 years

25 Jun     Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull on A45 Lay-by Pit and 10+ Yellow-legged Gulls

25 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two still on the main lake 17.50

25 Jun     Honey Buzzard                Northampton – a ‘probable’ seen in flight between Upton CP and West Hunsbury at 15.20

25 Jun     Crossbill                              Chelveston AF – c.15 flew low west early afternoon

25 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two still on the main lake early afternoon

25 Jun     Honey Buzzard                Daventry CP – a pale morph flew high west at 10.30

Wednesday 24th June

24 Jun     Osprey                                  Northampton – one in flight on the Upton side of Sixfields Lake, flew toward J15A of the M1 at 16.00

24 Jun     Black Kite                          Geddington – an escaped individual, said to be complete with jesses, reported ‘regularly’ over the cricket ground

24 Jun     Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 23rd June

23 Jun     Cattle Egret                       Great Billing – one reported flying west between Great Billing and Earls  Barton, from a moving car, at 19.30

23 Jun     Black-tailed Godwit      Stanwick GP – two late afternoon, also 9 Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two still on Gull Island, also Dunlin

Monday 22nd June

22 Jun     Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – two from the screen hide at midday

Sunday 21st June

21 Jun     Little Gull                           Stortons GP – one at 08.05

Saturday 20th June

20 Jun     Garganey                           Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this morning, also Ringed Plover and Dunlin on adjacent Summer Leys LNR

Friday 19th June

19 Jun     Mediterranean Gull       Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still

Wednesday 17th June

17 Jun     Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two by the dam late morning

17 Jun     Little Stint                           Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island at 10.15, also 2 Garganeys, Dunlin and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Tuesday 16th June

16 Jun     Osprey                                  Naseby Res – one fishing

16 Jun     Quail                                      Maidwell – male again singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm

16 Jun     Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on the main barrage lake 06.45

Monday 15th June

15 Jun     Common Crane                Corby – two probables flew NW at 19.30

15 Jun     Red-backed Shrike         North-central Northants – a male at a site withheld at request of observer

15 Jun     Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on the main barrage lake, also Black Tern

Sunday 14th June

14 Jun     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again, also second-summer Caspian Gull, Common Gull and 11 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Jun     Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – two drakes on the main barrage lake, also Green Sandpiper

Saturday 13th June

13 Jun     Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – two second-summers, also Green Sandpiper and 11 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Jun     Black Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – two present, also 2 Garganey, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and second-summer Mediterranean Gull

Friday 12th June

12 Jun     Red-footed Falcon         Kettering – a female/immature flew east over the Ise Valley near Wicksteed Park at 15.00

Thursday 11th June

11 Jun     Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – two second-summer during the evening, also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 9th June

09 Jun     Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – second-summer again this evening, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

Monday 8th June

08 Jun     Short-eared Owl             Kettering – one circling over Cleverland Avenue north of Kettering, then flew south mobbed by Carrion Crow at 10.30

Sunday 7th June 

07 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm, opposite small wood and further east at SP737744 this morning at 08.30

Saturday 6th June 

06 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing from Cow Parsley in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm at 15.25

06 Jun     Garganey                            Stanford Res – drake still on the settling pool by the road at the eastern end 12.30

06 Jun     Quail                                     Harrington AF – male still singing by the first bunker

06 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm, north of recently drained ditch, at 09.25

Friday 5th June

05 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm

05 Jun     Osprey                                  Naseby Res – one fishing between 08.00 and 08.30

Thursday 4th June

04 Jun     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening, also second-summer Caspian Gull and five Yellow-legged Gulls

04 Jun     Garganey                            Stanford Res – drake still on the settling pool by the road at the eastern end 13.30

04 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm this morning

Wednesday 3rd June

03 Jun     Garganey                            Stanford Res – a drake on the settling pool by the road at the eastern end 19.45, also Dunlin

03 Jun     Sanderling                         Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island from 14.10 until mid-evening at least, also ‘portlandica’ Common Tern briefly at 16.00

03 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male again singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm

Tuesday 2nd June

02 Jun     Gannet                                 Thrapston – unconfirmed report of an adult flying south over the A14 TL003779 at 17.21

02 Jun     Sanderling                         Stanwick GP – one this evening, also second-summer Caspian Gull still and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

02 Jun     Quail                                     Maidwell – male again singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

02 Jun     Caspian Gull                     Stanwick GP – second-summer early afternoon

Monday 1st June

01 Jun     Sanderling                         Stanwick GP – three on the main lake at 16.35

01 Jun     Sanderling                         Clifford Hill GP – one still on the main barrage lake mid-PM

Sunday 31st May

31 May     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field this evening

31 May     Black Tern                         Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening, also 12 Dunlins and 2 Ringed Plovers

31 May     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm at 15.30

31 May     Sanderling                         Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake at 15.00

31 May     Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still late afternoon

31 May     Quail                                     Maidwell – male still singing in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm, at the Hanging Houghton side of the field 10.20

31 May     Great White Egret          Harrington AF – one over at 07.30, also Quail

Saturday 30th May

30 May     Crossbill                             Yardley Chase – a flock, heard only, at Denton Wood

30 May     Crossbill                             Pitsford Res – a flock, heard only, near the fishing lodge

30 May     Quail                                     Brampton Valley – one singing just south of the Kelmarsh tunnels and one singing nearby this evening in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell

30 May     Black Redstart                 Harrington AF – one in the small ploughed area at the end of the concrete track

30 May     Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still late afternoon

30 May     Red-footed Falcon         Boddington Res – a female hawking near the feeder stream this afternoon before flying low north-west at 15.35, believed likely still in the area, also male Greenland Wheatear

30 May     Pink-footed Goose         Clifford Hill GP – one with Greylags on the main barrage lake this morning, also 6 Tundra Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 8 Dunlin

Friday 29th May

29 May     Arctic Tern                        Daventry CP – one this afternoon

29 May     Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning

Thursday 28th May

28 May     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening, also second-summer Caspian Gull and Dunlin

28 May     Quail                                     Polebrook – no sign early evening

28 May     Quail                                     Polebrook – male reported singing in a field east of the bend in the River Nene at TL057867 this morning

Wednesday 27th May

27 May     Hen Harrier                      Twywell Hills & Dales – an adult male over

27 May     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening, also second-summer Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

27 May     Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one on Eddie’s Island at 10.00, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

27 May     Cattle Egret                        Maidwell – two flew over Blueberry Farm toward Hollowell Res at 07.45

Tuesday 26th May

26 May     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening, also Turnstone still, plus second-summer Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

Monday 25th May

25 May     Azorean Gull                     Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

25 May     Turnstone                           Stanwick GP – still on the A45 Lay-by Pit early evening

25 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – still showing well on the scrape this afternoon

25 May     Crossbill                              Kelmarsh – six flew west at 09.15

25 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Sunday 24th May

24 May     Marsh Harrier                  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this evening flew toward Brixworth

24 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape at 16.30

24 May     Turnstone                           Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

24 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape at 09.15

Saturday 23rd May

23 May     Great White Egret           Northampton – unconfirmed report of one over the town centre at 12.45

Friday 22nd May 2015

22 May     Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – male still singing near the fishing lodge at 18.45

22 May     Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – male still singing near the fishing lodge in tree tops visible from road at 09.50

22 May     Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – a male reported singing near the fishing lodge this morning

Thursday 21st May

21 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape mid-afternoon, also 7 Hobbies

21 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two still this afternoon, 150 m from feeder stream

21 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning

Wednesday 20th May

20 May     Osprey                                   Stanford Res – one at the eastern end this evening

20 May     Whimbrel                            Stanwick GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR at dusk, also Little Ringed Plover and Redshank

20 May     Azorean Gull                      Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this afternoon on A45 Lay-by Pit at 14.40

20 May     Black-tailed Godwit        Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay at 09.00, also 2 Ringed Plovers

Tuesday 19th May

19 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two still this evening

19 May     Osprey                                    Clifford Hill GP – two reported over the pits and river again this morning

19 May     Azorean Gull                       Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this morning, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

19 May     Temminck’s Stint              Stanford Res – no sign on the dam this morning

Monday 18th May

18 May     Osprey                                    Clifford Hill GP – two reported over the pits and river late PM

18 May     Temminck’s Stint              Stanford Res – one on the dam this evening, chased off by a Coot but possibly still in the area, also Dunlin. NB. site entry for permit holders only

18 May     Azorean Gull                       Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening

18 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two still this afternoon

Sunday 17th May

17 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two on pool east of road bridge over feeder stream at 17.30

17 May     Turnstone                            Thrapston GP – one on the island in Barclaycard Lake (Titchmarsh LNR) at 15.00

17 May     Osprey                                   Summer Leys LNR – one over at 14.20

Saturday 16th May 

16 May     Mediterranean Gull        Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still, also Dunlin, 3 Redshanks and Common Sandpiper

Friday 15th May 

15 May     Whimbrel                            Grimscote – one in a field 1 km outside the village this evening

15 May     Common Crane                 Thrapston GP – two over at 10.30 and again at 11.10 before flying toward Thorpe Waterville

15 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Thursday 14th May

14 May     Mediterranean Gull        Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

14 May     Mediterranean Gull        Stanwick GP – first-summer still in Black-headed Gull colony this afternoon

14 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

14 May     Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over this morning, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin

Wednesday 13th May

13 May     Whinchat                            Long Buckby – one at Cotton End Park at 19.45

13 May     Greenland Wheatear    Northampton – male at Pineham, on wasteground between BWM and Sainsbury’s this evening

13 May     Avocet                                   Stanwick GP – two on the main lake at 18.20

13 May     Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin and male Ruff this afternoon

13 May     Greenland Wheatear     Harrington AF – two females (one second-calendar year) trapped this morning

13 May     Mediterranean Gull        Stanwick GP – first-summer still in Black-headed Gull colony this morning

13 May     Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Tuesday 12th May

12 May     Arctic Tern                          Daventry CP – one

12 May     Whinchat                             Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm late PM, also 2 Northern Wheatears

12 May     Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – eight early evening

12 May     Osprey                                   Weedon – one over the A45 between Weedon and Dodford at 15.15

12 May     Mediterranean Gull        Stanwick GP – first-summer still in Black-headed Gull colony this morning

Monday 11th May

11 May     Mediterranean Gull        Stanwick GP – firdst-summer still, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls but no sign of possible second-summer Azorean Gull this evening

Sunday 10th May

10 May     Azorean Gull                      Stanwick GP – possible second-summer again this evening

10 May     Mediterranean Gull       Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning

Saturday 9th May

09 May     Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over at 20.00

09 May     Turnstone                           Stanwick GP – one still early evening, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull and possible second-summer ‘Azorean’ Gull

09 May     Sanderling                         Clifford Hill GP – two this afternoon, also 10 Ringed Plovers and 9 Dunlins

09 May     Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one still, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

09 May     Turnstone                           Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.25, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull

Friday 8th May

08 May     Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Wood Sandpiper and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Thursday 7th May

07 May     Arctic Tern                         Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake 12.45, also Little Ringed Plover, second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and Greenland Wheatear

07 May     Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape early afternoon, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Wednesday 6th May

06 May     Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Tuesday 5th May

05 May     Grey Plover                       Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide this afternoon, also Wood Sandpiper still

05 May     Wood Sandpiper            Summer Leys LNR – one still on the bund this morning

05 May     Little Gull                          Stanwick GP – a first-summer this morning, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 4th May

04 May     Osprey                                Daventry CP – one over, also female Common Redstart and 2 Northern Wheatears at adjacent Borough Hill

04 May     Caspian Gull                    Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

04 May     White Stork                      Overstone – a probable circling high between Overstone and Northampton at 16.30

04 May     Wood Sandpiper            Summer Leys LNR – two on the bund this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still on Rotary Island, 4 little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers and Dunlin

Sunday 3rd May

03 May     Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – still at 15.45, also Greenshank

03 May     Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – one on Eddie’s Island late morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still on Rotary Island, 4 little Ringed Plovers, 2-3 Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 10 Common Snipe

Saturday 2nd May

02 May     Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one at midday

02 May     Mediterranean Gull     Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still on Rotary Island mid-morning

Friday 1st May

01 May     Marsh  Harrier              Stanford Res – a male flew east at 18.50, also Common Sandpiper

01 May     Osprey                                Hollowell Res – one early evening, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Common Sandpipers

01 May     Whinchat                          Ringstead GP – male this morning, also Common Sandpiper

Thursday 30th April

30 Apr     Whinchat                          Sywell CP – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper

30 Apr     Water Pipit                       Summer Leys LNR – one on bund 06.20 but no sign since

Wednesday 29th April

29 Apr     Whinchat                          Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, near the south hide at 18.00

29 Apr     Arctic Tern                       Hollowell Res – five, also 2 Hobbies, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, Common  Sandpiper and 2 White Wagtails

29 Apr     Hen Harrier                     Twywell Hills and Dales – two: a ‘ringtail’ flew west at 12.30 and a male flew west at 13.30, also Hobby

29 Apr     Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – four by the dam this morning

29 Apr     White Wagtail                  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and Dunlin

Tuesday 28th April

28 Apr     Blue-headed Wagtail    Daventry CP – a female showing characteristics of this race behind the dam this evening then flew off

28 Apr     Arctic Tern                        Daventry CP – one this evening, also Hobby

28 Apr     Whinchat                           Pitsford Res – one near the dam this evening, also 2 Northern Wheatears and 3 Common Sandpipers there plus up to three White Wagtails on the causeway

28 Apr     Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still on Rotary Island late afternoon, also Whimbrel on grass bank behind Wader Bay, Green Sandpiper and 4 Little Ringed Plovers on scrape, Common Sandpiper and Dunlin on Gull Island

Monday 27th April

27 Apr     Osprey                                 Thrapston GP – one over late PM

27 Apr     White Wagtail                  Pitsford Res – four on the causeway at 19.45, also Dunlin and 3 Common Sandpipers

27 Apr     Garganey                            Summer Leys LNR – drake still this morning, also Whimbrel still,  3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Redshanks and second-summer Mediterranean Gull

Sunday 26th April 

26 Apr     Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – still present early evening only, also Hobby and White Wagtail plus 5 Egyptian Geese on adjacent Mary’s Lake

26 Apr     Garganey                            Summer Leys LNR – drake still early afternoon, also Whimbrel near Screen Hide, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and White Wagtail

26 Apr     Arctic Tern                        Clifford Hill GP – two on the main barrage lake at 12.10, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

26 Apr     Ring Ouzel                          Long Buckby – two still at Cotton End Park this morning

26 Apr     Ruddy Shelduck              Brampton Valey – one over at 11.10, flew toward Brixworth

26 Apr     White Wagtail                  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 11.10, also Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Apr     Wood Warbler                 Daventry CP – male still singing 08.40

26 Apr     Whimbrel                           Pitsford Res – eight flew south-west over the dam at 08.05, also 3 White Wagtails on the dam

26 Apr     Garganey                            Summer Leys LNR – drake still this morning, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 13 Dunlin, 5 Common Snipe, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper

26 Apr     Wood Warbler                 Daventry CP – a male singing and showing well in an oak at the main entrance to the country park, near the disabled parking bays 06.35

Saturday 25th April 

25 Apr     Whinchat                            Wollaston – a male between Wollaston weirs and Wollaston lock on lower part of river at 17.30

25 Apr     White Wagtail                   Stanford Res – one early afternoon, also Hobby and Little Ringed Plover

25 Apr     Whimbrel                            Summer Leys LNR – still on Gull Island 13.30, also Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank

25 Apr     Whimbrel                            Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island this morning, also Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

25 Apr     Whinchat                            Clifford Hill GP – one on the fence behind the Premier Inn at 09.35, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 2 Northern Wheatears

25 Apr     Ring Ouzel                          Long Buckby – three at Cotton End Park 09.25

25 Apr     Garganey                             Summer Leys LNR – drake on rear of the bund this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Friday 24th April 

24 Apr     Pied Flycatcher                Loddington – male still showing well in a hedgerow, 100 m behind Loddington Hall this evening at 19.15

24 Apr     Garganey                             Summer Leys LNR – drake on the bund this evening

24 Apr     Little Gull                            Daventry CP – an adult this afternoon but no sign of the Ring-billed Gull

24 Apr     Garganey                             Thrapston GP – drake on North Lake this morning

24 Apr     Pied Flycatcher                Loddington – a male showing well in a hedgerow, 100 m behind Loddington Hall this morning at 10.30

24 Apr     Ring Ouzel                          Isham – female-type in horse paddock, from footpath between The Sorrels and Station Road

24 Apr     Whinchat                             Boddington Res – male singing on fence by marsh this morning, viewable from car park

Thursday 23rd April 

23 Apr     Ring Ouzel                          Shutlanger – still between Shutlanger and Stokepark Wood at 18.00, west of wood and east of footpath and the brook running south from Shutlanger

23 Apr     Little Gull                            Daventry CP – thirty-three this evening

23 Apr     Sandwich Tern                 Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake this evening at 18.30, also drake Garganey,  4 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Common Snipe and 6 Black Terns

23 Apr     Ring Ouzel                          Long Buckby – male on private land at 17.40

23 Apr     Glaucous Gull                    Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake at 1740, also second-summer Caspian Gull 15.45 only plus 4 Little Gulls

23 Apr     Ring-billed Gull                Daventry CP – first-summer flew off over dam with Lesser Black-backed Gulls at 15.25

23 Apr     Little Gull                            Hollowell Res – nineteen this afternoon (14 adults, 5 first-summers) of which 18 rose high, circled and headed east at 15.20, also Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail and 5 Yellow Wagtails

23 Apr     Ring-billed Gull                Daventry CP – first-summer back again from 15.00 plus 30 Little Gulls

23 Apr     Little Gull                             Stanwick GP – the adult still this morning, also, 2 Egyptian Geese, Common Snipe and 3 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 22nd April 

22 Apr     Garganey                              Summer Leys LNR – drake on the main lake this evening

22 Apr     Osprey                                   Hollowell Res – one this evening flew west at 18.30, also 8 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, 11 Arctic Terns, 5 White Wagtails and 21 Yellow Wagtails

22 Apr     Iceland Gull                        Stanwick GP – adult again on main lake at 18.00

22 Apr     Ring-billed Gull                Daventry CP – a first-summer in Lovell’s Bay at 15.50 then flew high north-west at 16.23

22 Apr     Glaucous Gull                    Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake mid-afternoon, also Little Gull still and 2 Arctic Terns

22 Apr     Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – five flew east this afternoon

22 Apr     Whinchat                             Earls Barton GP – one on scrub behind Mary’s Lake late morning

22 Apr     White Wagtail                    Fawsley Park – one in field adjacent to fishing lake this morning, also Green Sandpiper

22 Apr     Little Gull                             Clifford Hill GP – six adults this morning, then flew east

Tuesday 21st April

21 Apr     Garganey                              Summer Leys LNR – drake on the scrape this evening, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruff and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

21 Apr     Arctic Tern                          Boddington Res – four this evening

21 Apr     Iceland Gull                        Stanwick GP – adult late afternoon, then flew off, also Great White Egret flew east, adult Glaucous Gull flew east 17.00 and 2 second-summer Caspian Gulls on site

21 Apr     Black Tern                           Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake late afternoon

21 Apr     Little Gull                             Daventry CP – three (2 adults) late afternoon

21 Apr     Common Redstart           Great Oakley – male this afternoon: follow footpath from cricket club down into the scrubland for about a 400 m, then turn left or climb large metal gates and follow fence for about 10 m and bird is in lone bramble bush

21 Apr     Mediterranean Gull        Daventry CP – first-winter off dam late morning

21 Apr     Arctic Tern                          Hollowell Res – twenty-six late morning

21 Apr     Little Gull                             Stanwick GP – the adult again on the A45 Lay-by Pit, also Whimbrel flew east at 07.50

21 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake at 07.10

Monday 20th April

20 Apr     Garganey                              Summer Leys LNR – drake on the scrape this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

20 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake at 17.20, also Little Gull still

Sunday 19th April

19 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Hollowell – male still on private land near Hollowell Res

19 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake at 16.05, also Little Gull still

19 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake at 11.30, also Little Gull still

19 Apr     Whinchat                              Summer Leys LNR – one still in the ploughed field behind the Paul Britten Hide late morning, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, second-summer Mediterranean Gull, Northern Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtails

19 Apr     Little Gull                             Thrapston GP – an adult flew north-east over Titchmarsh LNR at 09.45, also 5 Egyptian Geese, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

19 Apr     Ring Ouzel                           Newnham – at least 2 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this morning

19 Apr     Great White Egret            Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR flew off 08.30

19 Apr     Great White Egret            Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR this morning at 07.20

Saturday 18th April

18 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake this evening (17.35), also Little Gull still

18 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 2 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill late morning

18 Apr     Whinchat                              Summer Leys LNR – one in the ploughed field behind the Paul Britten Hide late morning, also 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, second-summer Mediterranean Gull, Northern Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtails

18 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 2 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill at 08.00

18 Apr     Little Gull                              Clifford Hill GP – an adult this morning at 09.05

18 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – still this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and Grasshopper Warbler

Friday 17th April 

17 Apr     Pied Flycatcher                  Tomlin Wood, Kings Cliffe – a male present

17 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Hollowell – a male on private land near Hollowell Res today

17 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake this evening, also Little Gull still

17 Apr     Black Tern                            Pitsford Res – one by the dam 16.50, also 2 adult Little Gulls

17 Apr     Common Redstart            Earls Barton GP – male in isolated tree between Hardwater Mill and lake mid-afternoon

17 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Little Ringed Plover

17 Apr     Mediterranean Gull         Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank and 2 Ruff

17 Apr     Whimbrel                             Daventry CP – one over east at 11.30

17 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 2 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill at 07.40, also Northern Wheatear

Thursday 16th April

16 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake this evening, also Little Gull still

16 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 5 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this afternoon, also Merlin flew east at 15.05 and 4 Northern Wheatears

16 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Harrington AF – male still, by second bunker this afternoon

16 Apr     Mediterranean Gull         Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning, also 2 Ruff

16 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Reed Warbler

Wednesday 15th April

15 Apr    Whimbrel                              Summer Leys – one on The Slips at 20.00, also Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Ruff and Greenshank

15 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Harrington AF – male just before first bunker at 18.25

15 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again on the main lake this evening at 17.45, also Little Gull still

15 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 5 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this afternoon, also 4 Northern Wheatears, 3 Common Redstarts (one male) and a male Whinchat

15 Apr    Whimbrel                              Summer Leys – one on the bund late afternoon, also 2 Ruff, Greenshank and second-summer Mediterranean Gull

15 Apr     Goshawk                                Stanwick GP – a female over

15 Apr     Arctic Tern                           Ditchford GP – three over Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows north-east at 11.30

15 Apr     Pied Flycatcher                  Pitsford Res – no sign this morning of male in Walgrave Bay

15 Apr    Great White Egret              Stanwick GP – one on the main lake early morning, also Little Gull still

Tuesday 14th April 

14 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult still on the main lake this evening, also Little Gull still, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and Northern Wheatear

14 Apr     White Wagtail                    Boddington Res – a male near the feeder stream early evening

14 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 6 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this evening at 17.25

14 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – seven on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this afternoon at 14.00, also Northern Wheatear

14 Apr     Glaucous Gull                     Stanwick GP – the adult again in the north-east corner of the main lake early afternoon, also Little Gull still

14 Apr     Pied Flycatcher                  Pitsford Res – a male in Walgrave Bay, near West Hide this morning at 11.30, also Osprey over

14 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Harrington AF – a male by the shooting wall this morning, also Merlin, 20 Golden Plovers and 2 Northern Wheatears

14 Apr     Mediterranean Gull         Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still late morning, also Peregrine, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruff, Greenshank, Northern Wheatear and 3 Yellow Wagtails

14 Apr     Whimbrel                             Daventry CP – one at the south end late morning, also 4 Pintail, Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

14 Apr     Common Redstart            Borough Hill – male this morning at 08.30, also Northern Wheatear

14 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – seven on the south-east side of Newnham Hill this morning at 07.45

14 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler

Monday 13th April 

13 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 3 still on the south-east side of Newnham Hill to 19.30, also male Common Redstart still

13 Apr     Arctic Tern                           Summer Leys LNR – two over north-east this evening, also the two Garganey on the scrape until 19.15, when flushed by non-birders

13 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – adult still this evening, also White Wagtail

13 Apr     Ring Ouzel                            Newnham – at least 6 on the south-east side of Newnham Hill mid-afternoon, also male Common Redstart still

13 Apr     Garganey                               Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on the scrape this morning, also Ruff and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

13 Apr     Little Gull                              Stanwick GP – adult this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers and White Wagtail

Sunday 12th April

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                             Newnham – four still at 17.55

12 Apr     Glaucous Gull                      Stanwick GP- adult on main lake 17.35

12 Apr     Mediterranean Gull          Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still late afternoon, also Ruff still

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Newnham – four still, 16.45, also now probably 2 Common Redstarts

12 Apr     Arctic Tern                             Stanwick GP – one briefly late afternoon

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Newnham – four still, 15.15, in fields on south-eastern slopes viewed from pull-in by footpath off Daventry Road at SP580607, also male Common Redstart still – on fence-posts along track from pull-in

12 Apr     White Wagtail                       Clifford Hill GP – five this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Newnham – four early afternoon, in field on south-east side, visible from road, also male Common Redstart late morning (11.00)

12 Apr     Garganey                                 Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) to right of Brayshaw’s Bund, from Pioneer Hide, 11.15, also Ruff and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

12 Apr     Arctic Tern                             Pitsford Res – one this morning

12 Apr     Merlin                                       Woodford Halse – one over, SP536523, north at 09.55

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Newnham – three in field near Newnham Hill 09.10

Saturday 11th April

11 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still today

11 Apr     Common Redstart              Boddington Res – one at Byfeld Pool this morning

11 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR – again over scrape at 10.05, also Ruff still on Brayshaw’s Bund

Friday 10th April

10 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Thrapston GP – an adult this evening, also 8 Common Terns and male Brambling

10 Apr     Little Gull                                Thrapston GP – three on Aldwinckle Lake this evening

10 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Borough Hill – male just east of BBC compound early evening then flushed by dog-walker

10 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – red-ringed adult again on main lake 18.30, also 5 Common Terns

10 Apr     Osprey                                      Earls Barton GP – one over Ecton Bend Lake at 17.55

10 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Harrington AF – male still by the second bunker at 16.00

10 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Earls Barton GP – one again at Grendon Lakes late afternoon

10 Apr     Little Gull                                Clifford Hill GP – one plus a Common Tern late afternoon

10 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this afternoon at 15.25, also Ruff

10 Apr     Black-tailed Godwit           Ditchford GP – three on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR today

10 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR – one over the reserve at 13.25

10 Apr     Little Gull                                Thrapston GP – ten (nine adults) on Town Lake early afternoon (12.40), also 3 Common Terns

10 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Harrington AF – male still by the second bunker at midday

10 Apr     Common Redstart             Maidwell – male at Blueberry farm, along a fence-line between the two farm-houses, this morning

10 Apr     Osprey                                      Hollowell Res – a male flew north at 10.40, also male Common Redstart there

10 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Harrington AF – a male by the second bunker at 09.20, also female Northern Wheatear by the first bunker

10 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR – second-summer still this morning, also Ruff and Little Ringed Plover

10 Apr     Pink-footed Goose              Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Common Tern

Thursday 9th April 2015

09 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – red-ringed adult again on main lake early evening

09 Apr     Common Redstart              Summer Leys LNR – male by Paul Britten Hide all day

09 Apr    Black Redstart                       Braunston – male on private farmland at 16.30

09 Apr    Common Crane                     Towcester – a possible high over this morning

09 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR – one again at 10.07, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

09 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Borough Hill – male flew west at 10.00

Wednesday 8th April

08 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – red-ringed adult again on main lake early evening, also second-summer Caspian Gull

08 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Coton – female or first-summer male between Ravensthorpe Res and Coton  – best viewed from single track road from Coton to Hollowell and favouring first ivy-covered tree on right of road after the ‘valley’

08 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR – one west over Mary’s Lane at 12.30, also Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Tuesday 7th April

07 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – red-ringed adult again on main lake 16.30

07 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR – one west over the scrape at 08.55

07 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still this morning 07.50

Monday 6th April 

06 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – red-ringed adult again on main lake 17.40

06 Apr     Avocet                                       Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island at 07.30 and again at 09.20 but not since, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Sunday 5th April 

05 Apr     Common Crane                    Maidwell – one flew toward Cottesbrooke at 19.00

05 Apr     Avocet                                       Stanwick GP – two main lake early evening

05 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still this afternoon at 12.25

05 Apr     Osprey                                      Welford Res – one over at 11.35

05 Apr     Avocet                                       Clifford Hill GP – nine on lagoons on peninsula in main barrage lake 11.15

05 Apr     Marsh Harrier                      Summer Leys LNR –  one flew east at 10.40

05 Apr     Ring Ouzel                              Harrington AF – one mid-morning then flew off high, also 2 Northern Wheatears

05 Apr     Avocet                                       Ditchford GP – two at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 09.40 to 09.50 then flew west

05 Apr     Avocet                                       Stanwick GP – two on islands in A45 Lay-by Pit until 09.10

Saturday 4th April 

04 Apr     Whimbrel                               Oundle – one/two over, calling in flight at 23.10

04 Apr     Baltic Gull                               Stanwick GP – possible adult on the main lake from 19.00

04 Apr     Hen Harrier                           Maidwell – male by farm buildings at Blueberry Farm late afternoon

04 Apr     Avocet                                       Clifford Hill GP – one still on lagoons on peninsula in main barrage lake 17.30

04 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still this afternoon at 15.00

04 Apr     Avocet                                       Clifford Hill GP – one still on lagoons on peninsula in main barrage lake 14.05

04 Apr     Avocet                                       Clifford Hill GP – one on lagoons on peninsula in main barrage lake 10.25 to midday at least

04 Apr     Osprey                                      Corby – one north over Daneholme 10.30

04 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island this morning

04 Apr     Great White Egret              Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR late morning

04 Apr     Marsh Harrier                     Summer Leys LNR –  one flew low west at 07.15

Friday 3rd April

03 Apr     Great White Egret              Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pit, from the A45, this morning at 11.00

03 Apr     Osprey                                      Ravensthorpe Res – one on the ‘small’ side of the causeway this morning at 10.10

03 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and 2 White Wagtails from Screen Hide

03 Apr     Black-necked Grebe          Daventry CP – one this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard, Little Ringed Plover over and fourth-year Yellow-legged Gull

Thursday 2nd April

02 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again came in to pre-roost on main lake 18.30

02 Apr     Osprey                                      Boddington Res – one over, low north, at 18.30

02 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island 16.00 also 2 Greenshanks from Screen Hide

02 Apr     Ring-necked Duck              Billing GP – female still at eastern end of private lake at 13.50

02 Apr     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island 10.00

Wednesday 1st April 

01 Apr     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again on main lake late afternoon then flew west

01 Apr     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Tuesday 31st March 

31 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again on main lake 16.30, also 3 Dunlin on A45 Lay-by Pit plus second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and 2 second-summer Caspian Gulls

31 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island 13.20

31 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Daventry CP –  a first-winter at 09.00

Monday 30th March

30 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again on main lake early evening

30 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island early evening

30 Mar     Kittiwake                                 Pitsford Res – two off the dam at 14.40

30 Mar     Goshawk                                  Boddington Res – an immature over at 13.05, also 2 Peregrines and 2 Jack Snipe

30 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island late morning, also Great White Egret

Sunday 29th March 

29 Mar     Ring-billed Gull                   Boddington Res – report of first-winter again in gull roost at 17.55 now considered erroneous

29 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer still on Rotary Island late afternoon, also Great White Egret

29 Mar     Ring-billed Gull                   Boddington Res – first-winter again in gull roost from 17.55

29 Mar     Mediterranean Gull           Summer Leys LNR –  second-summer on Rotary Island this morning, still present at 12.15

Saturday 28th March

28 Mar     Ring-billed Gull                   Boddington Res – first-winter in gull roost from 17.25

28 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult still on main lake this morning and showing well at 08.00. Beware Easter ‘fun run’ taking place on site between 09.00 and 13.00 !

28 Mar     Ring-billed Gull                   Boddington Res –  no sign of first-winter this morning

Friday 27th March

27 Mar     Ring-billed Gull                   Boddington Res – first-winter in the gull roost at 18.10, still present at dusk

27 Mar     Ring-necked Duck              Billing GP – female still today

27 Mar     White Wagtail                      Stanford Res – one this afternoon, also 2 Goosanders

27 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again 17.00

27 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – one again today, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull from feeding station

27 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again mid-morning

Thursday 26th March

26 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult on main lake late afternoon, then flew east

26 Mar     White Wagtail                      Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape mid-afternoon, also drake Pintail

26 Mar     Sanderling                             Daventry CP – one on the dam early morning

Wednesday 25th March

25 Mar     Caspian Gull                          Stanwick GP – adult again on main lake, also ‘redhead’ Smew still

25 Mar     Pink-footed Goose              Corby – one with Greylags on Brooke Weston football pitch this morning

Tuesday 24th March

24 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult on main lake late afternoon, also ‘redhead’ Smew still and adult Caspian Gull

Monday 23rd March

23 Mar     Mediterranean Gull          Stanwick GP – adult on islands in A45 Lay-by Pit, also ‘redhead’ Smew on main lake

23 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Wellingborough – adult  at recycling centre on Finedon Road Industrial Estate

23 Mar     Osprey                                     Pitsford Res – one

23 Mar     Merlin                                      Maidwell – female at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Stonechats

Sunday 22nd March

22 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – one still today, also 3 Pintail (2 drakes)

Saturday 21st March

21 Mar     Black Redstart                     Byfield – one in front gardens along New Terrace this afternoon; please respect residents’ privacy if viewing

21 Mar     White Wagtail                      Stanford Res = one this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

Friday 20th March

20 Mar     Smew                                       Sywell CP – two (one drake)

2o Mar     Merlin                                     Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm

20 Mar     Smew                                       Stanwick GP – a ‘redhead’ this afternoon

20 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also drake Pintail and 3 Redshank

Thursday 19th March

19 Mar     Merlin                                    Church Stone – one today

19 Mar     Hen Harrier                        Harrington AF – one by the concrete track this afternoon, also c.100 Golden Plovers and Northern Wheatear

Wednesday 18th March 

18 Mar     Caspian Gull                        Pitsford Res – second-winter in the gull roost this evening

18 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost this evening

18 Mar     Northern Wheatear         Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

18 Mar     Water Pipit                           Summer Leys LNR – one in waterside vegetation to left of Pioneer Hide at 13.15, also Great White Egret and drake Pintail

18 Mar     Red-crested Pochard       Stanford Res – drake still this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

18 Mar     Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – two (one drake) on the small side of the causeway at 13.30

18 Mar     Ring-necked Duck             Billing GP – female still at eastern end of private lake early afternoon, viewed distantly from road

18 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, in Catwalk Bay this morning

18 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Summer Leys LNR – an adult on the scrape at 11.45

18 Mar     Northern Wheatear         Clifford Hill GP – one in the east corner of the main barrage lake at 11.40

Tuesday 17th March

17 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Daventry CP – adult with green ring on left leg at 15.10

17 Mar     Ring-necked Duck             Billing GP – female still at eastern end of private lake at 12.30, viewed distantly from road

Monday 16th March

16 Mar     Rock Pipit                              Boddington Res – one at 16.05 then flew east, also adult Mediterranean Gull in gull roost

16 Mar     Great White Egret             Ditchford GP – two this afternoon

16 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also drake Pintail, Common Snipe and 2 Redshank

16 Mar     Ring-necked Duck             Billing GP – female still at eastern end of private lake early afternoon

16 Mar     Red-crested Pochard      Sywell CP – two (one drake) this morning

Sunday 15th March

15 Mar     Iceland Gull                         Pitsford Res – no sign of adult in the gull roost this evening, but adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Ruddy Shelducks there

15 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – two still this afternoon, also drake Pintail

15 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road mid-afternoon

Saturday 14th March

14 Mar     Iceland Gull                         Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost this evening, also Mediterranean Gull

14 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – two still, also drake Pintail plus Ringed Plover on adjacent Mary’s Lake

14 Mar     Red-crested Pochard      Stanford Res – drake still this afternoon, plus drake Pintail, and Common Snipe; at nearby Hollowell Res – Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road mid-afternoon

14 Mar     Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – a drake on the small side of the causeway this morning but no sign of yesterday’s Slavonian Grebe

Friday 13th March

13 Mar     Great White Egret             Summer Leys LNR – two still, plus Little Gull reported over scrape

13 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still present at 16.00, outside the Chequered Flag pub

13 Mar     Slavonian Grebe                 Ravensthorpe Res – one showing well on the big side this afternoon, also 3 Smew (one drake)

13 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still present at midday, fly-catching from tree tops

13 Mar     Merlin                                     Daventry CP – female and two Sand Martins this morning

13 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road, in bushes at entrance to Nutrafeed early morning

Thursday 12th March 

12 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road, in bushes at entrance to Nutrafeed at 15.45

12 Mar     White Stork                          Lowick – escapee captured and returned to captivity this afternoon

12 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road early afternoon

12 Mar     White Stork                          Lowick – one (escapee) still in horse fields

12 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – one still on Dalton Road at junction with Causeway Road then flew to the first ash tree on the left of the gates to Nutrafeed 06.45

Wednesday 11th March

11 Mar     White Stork                          Brigstock/Lowick – one (escapee) in horse fields late PM

11 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost this evening

11 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway today, also 2 Jack Snipe

11 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – one on Dalton Road today between the Aldi Store and the back of the Chequered Flag pub

11 Mar     Smew                                       Stortons GP – two ‘redheads’ this afternoon

11 Mar     White Stork                          Ditchford GP – one (escapee) on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR this morning but not this afternoon

11 Mar     Smew                                       Stanwick GP – a ‘redhead’ on the main lake this morning, also 11 Goosanders and 21 Common Snipe

Tuesday 10th March

10 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Boddington Res – three (2 adults and a second-winter) in the gull roost this evening

10 Mar     Smew                                       Stanwick GP – a ‘redhead’ on the main lake this afternoon

10 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two still this afternoon

10 Mar     Osprey                                     Harrington AF – one over north 10.50

10 Mar     Long-tailed Duck               Pitsford Res – one reported north of the causeway briefly this morning

Monday 9th March

09 Mar     Mediterranean Gull         Boddington Res – three adults in the gull roost this evening, also 17 Goosanders

09 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway this morning

09 Mar     Sand Martin                         Ditchford GP – one over Broadholme STW this morning

09 Mar     grebe  sp                                 Stanwick GP – no sign this morning of yesterday’s individual at the south-west end of the main lake

Sunday 8th March 

08 Mar     Red-crested Pochard        Ringstead GP – two on Kinewell Lake this afternoon

08 Mar     Red-crested Pochard        Stanford Res – drake still, plus Goosander and Green Sandpiper

08 Mar     grebe  sp                                 Stanwick GP – one at the south-west end of the main lake, viewed distantly and asleep, considered by other observers to be either Slavonian or Black-necked

08 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway mid-afternoon, also Stonechat

08 Mar     Red-necked Grebe             Stanwick GP – one at the south-west end of the main lake at 14.00

08 Mar     Ring-necked Duck             Billing GP – female still on private lake at midday

08 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also drake Pintail, and 2 Redshanks

Saturday 7th March

07 Mar     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two by the dam early evening, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

07 Mar     Red-crested Pochard        Stanford Res – drake still, plus 5 Goosanders, Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff and Stonechat

07 Mar     Short-eared Owl                 Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also six Stonechats

07 Mar     White Stork                          Nassington – escaped bird by the River Nene, just south of the village, at midday

07 Mar     Smew                                       Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Walgrave Bay this morning

07 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also drake Pintail, Redshank and Chiffchaff

07 Mar     Ring-necked Duck             Billing GP – female still on private lake this morning

Friday 6th March

06 Mar     Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – three this afternoon

06 Mar     Mediterranean Gull          Hollowell Res – adult summer this afternoon, also 3 Stonechats

06 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still this afternoon

06 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

Thursday 5th March

05 Mar     Mediterranean Gull          Boddington Res – adult summer in the gull roost this evening

05 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway early afternoon, also 2 Goosanders and a Stonechat plus 2 Ruddy Shelduck still on the dam

Wednesday 4th March

04 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – one still at 16.00

04 Mar     Pink-footed Goose             Thrapston GP – one with Greylags at Titchmarsh LNR at 15.00

04 Mar     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two still by the dam early afternoon

04 Mar     Great White Egret              Stanwick GP – one viewable from the A45, 2.5 km south-west of the Ringstead-Raunds roundabout this morning

Tuesday 3rd March

03 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway, also 4 Goosanders and a Stonechat

Monday 2nd March

02 Mar     Mediterranean Gull          Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost off the yacht club this evening

02 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – one still at 08.30

Sunday 1st March

01 Mar     Red-crested Pochard        Stanford Res – a drake plus a Green Sandpiper today

01 Mar     European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, between the causeway and the Bird Club Hide, also Stonechat

01 Mar     Smew                                        Stanwick GP – two drakes plus 12 Redshanks and 15+ Common Snipe this afternoon

01 Mar     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two at 11.15

01 Mar     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two still by the dam this morning, also Green Sandpiper below the dam

Saturday 28th February

28 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – one still at 13.10, commuting between main lake and adjacent Pete Wilds Lake

28 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still by the causeway this morning

28 Feb     Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – five (2 drakes) on the small side at 10.00, also Golden Plover over; Common Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats at nearby Hollowell Res

Friday 27th February

27 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two still by the dam this afternoon

27 Feb     Red-crested Pochard        Ringstead GP – five (3 drakes) on Kinewell Lake mid-afternoon

27 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway, near the feeding station this morning also 2 Stonechats

Thursday 26th February

26 Feb     Smew                                        Stanwick GP – three (one drake) plus a Curlew this afternoon

Wednesday 25th February

25 Feb     Smew                                        Stanwick GP – two drakes on the main lake, from the open-backed hide, at 17.00

25 Feb     Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – three still early afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose with the Greylag flock

25 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – three (one drake) still on Kinewell Lake today

25 Feb     Smew                                        Stortons GP – two ‘redheads’ on the main lake at 11.30

25 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two still by the dam this morning

25 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – one again at 08.30

Tuesday 24th February

24 Feb     Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – five (3 drakes) on the small side early afternoon

24 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – a drake on Kinewell Lake late morning

Monday 23rd February

23 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res – two still by the dam today, also 3-5 Smew (at least one drake) north of the causeway

23 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – five again on Kinewell Lake today

Sunday 22nd February

22 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – one still today

22 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, among Greylags on west shore near car park 100 m south of causeway at 13.00 then flew to stubble field on Holcot side of reservoir, also 2 Ruddy Shelduck still by dame and drake Pintail in mouth of Holcot Bay

22 Feb     Smew                                        Stortons GP – two ‘redheads’ on the westernmost pit this morning

22 Feb     Caspian Gull                         Rushton Landfill – two adults with other large white-headed gulls in adjacent field along minor road between Rushton and the A6003 09.30 then flew off

Saturday 21st February

21 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – at least one still on Kinewell Lake at 15.00

21 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, among Greylags on west shore near car park 100 m south of causeway at 11.00

21 Feb     Great White Egret              Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit, west of Ditchford Lane, at 10.30

21 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

Friday 20th February

20 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three in waterside vegetation, north of the causeway, near the old Scaldwell-Wagrave Road today

20 Feb     Iceland Gull                         Pitsford Res – no sign of adult in the gull roost early evening also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still by the dam and possible heinei Common Gull in roost

20 Feb     Smew                                        Stanwick GP – four this afternoon, also 10 Redshanks and 15+ Common Snipe

20 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – five today

Thursday 19th February

19 Feb     Iceland Gull                          Pitsford Res – unconfirmed report of an adult in the gull roost this evening, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still by the dam

19 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two today

19 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still from the causeway today

Wednesday 18th February

18 Feb     Great White Egret              Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR today, also 16 Goosanders

18 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

18 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                  Pitsford Res -two still by the dam this morning, also the 3 European White-fronted Geese south of the causeway, drake Pintail in Holcot Bay and 2 Goosanders on site

Tuesday 17th February

17 Feb     Great White Egret                Pitsford Res – one still at 16.30, also the 3 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Ruddy Shelducks

17 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – five again today on Kinewell Lake

17 Feb      Smew                                        Stanwick GP – four (two drakes) this afternoon

17 Feb     Great White Egret               Ditchford GP – two early afternoon

17 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice early afternoon

17 Feb     Great White Egret               Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning

17 Feb      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – drake this morning

Monday 16th February

16 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still from the causeway today

16 Feb     Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – two present this morning

Sunday 15th February

15 Feb      Scaup                                        Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still this  afternoon

15 Feb     Great White Egret                Pitsford Res – one at 14.00

15 Feb      Smew                                        Stanwick GP – three (one drake) this afternoon, also Egyptian Goose, 9 Redshank and Chiffchaff

15 Feb      Merlin                                      Stanford Res – male this afternoon, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards and 8 Goosanders

15 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, in front of the fishing lodge at 12.30

15 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice, though distant at 10.45

15 Feb     Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – one still 09.30, from Pioneer Hide

Saturday 14th February

14 Feb      Red-crested Pochard        Stanford Res – two females still this afternoon, also 7 Goosanders, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Chiffchaff

14 Feb      Smew                                        Pitsford Res – three (2 drakes) in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

14 Feb      Smew                                        Stanwick GP – two (one drake) this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

14 Feb      Scaup                                        Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake showing well from car park early afternoon

14 Feb     Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still distantly on main lake 12.40. NB. Lake is private, view only from road

14 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, in front of the fishing lodge this morning

14 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice this morning

14 Feb     Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female again at east end of main lake this morning. NB. Lake is private, view only from road

Friday 13th February

13 Feb      Mediterranean Gull          Pitsford Res – a first-winter in Holcot Bay, also 3-4 Smew, adult male Peregrine,  3 Golden Plovers over, 2 Jack Snipe, 59 Common Snipe and Stonechat

13 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Ringstead GP – three today on Kinewell Lake

13 Feb      Caspian Gull                          Ditchford GP – two (adult and second-winter) west of Ditchford Lane early afternoon, also Great White Egret, 10+ Egyptian Geese and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, in front of the fishing lodge early afternoon

13 Feb      Smew                                        Stortons GP – ‘redhead’ still this morning

Thursday 12th February

12 Feb      Caspian Gull                          Ditchford GP – adult west of Ditchford Lane this afternoon, also Great White Egret, 2 adult Peregrines, Curlew and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Feb      Smew                                        Stortons GP – ‘redhead’ still on westernmost pit, visible from lane to Sixfields Lake

12 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still, just south of the causeway at 11.00, also 2 Goosanders and Stonechat

12 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice, in the first tree on left of bridleway at 11.00

Wednesday 11th February

11 Feb      Scaup                                        Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still today, also 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

11 Feb      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – three still today

11 Feb     Ring-necked Duck               Clifford Hill GP – female again on deep water lake this afternoon

11 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice late morning

Tuesday 10th February

10 Feb     Great White Egret               Summer Leys LNR – one still 16.30

10 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice SP972912 during the afternoon

10 Feb     Great White Egret               Wellingborough – one flew toward Summer Leys LNR at 15.00

10 Feb     Red-crested Pochard         Kettering – drake still on Wicksteed Park Lake today

10 Feb     Great White Egret               Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

Monday 9th February

09 Feb      Smew                                        Stanwick GP – three (one drake) on the main lake late afternoon, also 17 Goosanders, 9 Redshanks, 14 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

09 Feb     Great White Egret               Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, from Pioneer Hide

09 Feb      Pink-footed Goose             Ravensthorpe Res – one again with Greylags today

09 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still south of Burn Coppice 11.3o, opposite the bridleway SP972912

09 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                   Pitsford Res – two near the sailing club late morning also the 3 European White-fronted Geese still in Pintail Bay

09 Feb     Rough-legged Buzzard       Yardley Hastings – unconfirmed report of ‘probable’ flying towards Yardley Chase across A428 between Yardley Hastings and Denton at 10.00

Sunday 8th February

08 Feb      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – three (2 drakes) today

08 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Stanford Res – two females still this afternoon

08 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Kettering – drake still on Wicksteed Park Lake today

08 Feb     Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also drake Pintail

08 Feb     Merlin                                       Deenethorpe – one again in a tree near the airfield entrance at 12.30

08 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                   Pitsford Res – two in Pintail Bay late morning also the 3 European White-fronted Geese still

08 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still at Burn Coppice 11.oo, favouring the area south of the minor road, opposite the bridleway SP972912

08 Feb      Smew                                         Stanwick GP – a drake at the eastern end of the main lake late morning

08 Feb     Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – one late morning, also drake Pintail

08 Feb     Great White Egret                Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pit mid-morning

08 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – one still at Burn Coppice 09.15 SP974913

Saturday 7th February

07 Feb      Caspian Gull                           Stanford Res – adult today, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards, 5 Golden Plovers and 2 Common Snipe

07 Feb      Scaup                                         Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake from Hollowell Res

07 Feb      Scaup                                         Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still today, also Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

07 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – one still at Burn Coppice at midday, along bridleway though distant SP974913

07 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Hardingstone GP – drake still this morning, also 5-6 Jack Snipe at adjacent Barnes Meadow Reserve

07 Feb     Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay at 11.30, also drake Pintail, leucistic female Wigeon and Common Snipe

Friday 6th February

06 Feb     Great White Egret                Ditchford GP – two today, one west of Ditchford Lane, one on main pit between Higham Ferrers & Irthlingborough, also 16 Egyptian Geese (on and around the Watersport Pit west of Ditchford Lane) 2, Goosanders and Chiffchaff

06 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Kettering – drake still on Wicksteed Park Lake at 14.30

06 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – one still at Burn Coppice this afternoon, 50 m along bridleway at 12.15 SP974913

06 Feb      Smew                                         Stortons GP – ‘redhead’ still on westernmost lake at midday

06 Feb     Merlin                                         Deenethorpe – one in a field adjacent to the airfield at 08.15

Thursday 5th February

05 Feb      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide at 13.20

Wednesday 4th February

04 Feb      Scaup                                         Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake (from nearby Hollowell Res) this afternoon plus 5 Mandarin Ducks

04 Feb     Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – two at Burn Coppice this afternoon at 14.00 SP974913

04 Feb     Ruddy Shelduck                   Pitsford Res – two in fields near Pintail Bay late morning also 2 Jack Snipe

04 Feb      Scaup                                         Hollowell Res – first-winter drake today, also 2 Barnacle Geese and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 3rd February

03 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Kettering – drake still on Wicksteed Park Lake

03 Feb      Red-crested Pochard         Hardingstone GP – drake still at 12.45

03 Feb      Smew                                         Pitsford Res – four (two drakes) 100 m south of the causeway car park at 11.00

Monday 2nd February

02 Feb      Ring-billed Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull Boddington Res – a probable adult in the gull roost this evening

02 Feb      Smew                                         Stortons GP – ‘redhead’ this afternoon

02 Feb      Smew                                         Stanwick GP – five (2 drakes), 8 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull late afternoon

02 Feb      Scaup                                         Hollowell Res – first-winter drake this afternoon, also 2 Barnacle Geese, Goosander, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Stonechats

02 Feb      Smew                                         Ravensthorpe Res – four still this afternoon, also drake Mandarin Duck and c.30 Golden Plovers over

02 Feb      Glaucous Gull                        Ditchford GP – an adult on Viaduct Pit at 13.20

Sunday 1st February

01 Feb      European White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – three still in fields south of the reservoir, also male Merlin

01 Feb      Caspian Gull                           Stanwick GP – first-winter this afternoon, also drake Smew and Pink-footed Goose

01 Feb      Great White Egret                Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit today

01 Feb      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – at least one today

01 Feb      Red-crested Pochard          Stanford Res – two females still present

01 Feb      Red-crested Pochard          Kettering – drake still on Wicksteed Park Lake

01 Feb      Scaup                                         Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still mid-morning, also 4 Smew (2 drakes)

Saturday 31st January

31 Jan      Ruddy Shelduck                   Pitsford Res – two near the dam this evening, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull in the gull roost

31 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Blatherwycke Lake – four still

31 Jan      Caspian Gull                           Stanwick GP – adult this afternoon, also four Smew still and adult Yellow-legged Gull

31 Jan      Red-crested Pochard          Kettering – a drake on Wicksteed Park Lake this afternoon

31 Jan      Smew                                         Stanwick GP – four (2 drakes) still this afternoon, also 4 Goosanders, 4 Redshanks and 2 Common Snipe

31 Jan      Scaup                                         Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake showing well from the causeway this afternoon

31 Jan      Red-crested Pochard          Stanford Res – two females still this morning, also 2 Goosanders, c.25 Golden Plovers and 2 Common Snipe

31 Jan      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – three  still on Gull Island this morning

31 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice, showing well by the road at 11.00 SP974913

Friday 30th January

30 Jan      Merlin                                        Maidwell – male at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

30 Jan      Great White Egret                Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pit at 14.00

30 Jan      Mediterranean Gull            Hollowell Res – an adult today, also 2 Barnacle Geese, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

30 Jan      Scaup                                         Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake showing well from the causeway today

Thursday 29th January

29 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                Sulby – one on a hedgrerow at SP668822

29 Jan       Smew                                         Stanwick GP – four (2 drakes) still this afternoon, also 15 Goosanders, 8+ Redshanks and a Chiffchaff

29 Jan      White-fronted Goose          Pitsford Res – three still south of the causeway, by the holly tree, this morning, also 2 Jack Snipe

29 Jan      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – three  still this morning  at 11.00 on Gull Island, later dispersing around the lake with one seen flying off south-west at 12.30

Wednesday 28th January

28 Jan      ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw                  Hanging Houghton – one showing characteristics of this distinctive race today

28 Jan      Red-crested Pochard          Ringstead GP – five still today

Tuesday 27th January

27 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Stanwick GP – adult again, also drake Smew

27 Jan      Merlin                                      Turtle Bridge, Welland Valley – one today

27 Jan      Scaup                                        Hollowell Res – first-winter drake back this afternoon, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and Stonechat; at nearby Ravensthorpe Res – one ‘redhead’ Smew

27 Jan      White-fronted Goose        Pitsford Res – three in fields south of the reservoir early afternoon

Monday 26th January

26 Jan       Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – four still this afternoon

Sunday 25th January

25 Jan      Scaup                                        Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still this afternoon

25 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Blatherwycke Lake – four still today, also 46+ Mandarin Ducks

25 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Stanford Res – three with Greylags this afternoon, also two female Red-crested Pochards still

25 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice early afternoon, by the bridleway SP974913

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – three from Pioneer Hide at 12.50

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning, also 2 Smew plus 3 White-fronted Geese still mobile south of the causeway

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit at 11.05

25 Jan      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – four still at 10.30

Saturday 24th January

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Stanford Res – adult today, also 3 Pink-footed Geese flew west, female Red-crested Pochard, 4 Goosander, c.30 Golden Plover and adult Yellow-legged Gull

24 Jan      Great White Egret               Summer Leys – one still today

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Stanwick GP – two (adult and first-winter) this evening, also 4 Smew (2 drakes), 17 Goosanders and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this morning at 11.15, by the bridleway SP974913, but distant

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Ditchford GP – an adult on Corner Lake, near sewage works, 10.30-10.45

24 Jan     Scaup                                          Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still, plus 4 Smew

Friday 23rd January

23 Jan      Great White Egret               Earls Barton GP – two  on small body of water just north of Mary’s lake then flew toward Wellingborough

23 Jan     Scaup                                          Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake, plus drake Mandarin and 2 Chiffchaffs; 2 Jack Snipes and 2 Stonechats at nearby Hollowell Res

23 Jan     Bittern                                        Stortons GP – one in the reedbed this morning at 10.50

23 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this morning at 10.10, on hedgerow by the bridleway SP974913

Thursday 22nd January

22 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this afternoon, in trees at end of hedgerow by the bridleway SP974913

22 Jan     Hawfinch                                   Blatherwycke – no sign of any at the churchyard this morning

22 Jan      Red-crested Pochard          Ringstead GP – three still this morning

22 Jan      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – two  still this morning, also 2 Redshanks

Wednesday 21st January

21 Jan     Hawfinch                                   Blatherwycke – two at the churchyard, also 2 Egyptian Geese and 14 Mandarin Ducks at the lake

21 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice today, by the bridleway SP974913, also 9 Pink-footed Geese over north

21 Jan     Smew                                           Stanwick GP – four (2 drakes), 13 Goosanders and a Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon

Tuesday 20th January

20 Jan     Bittern                                        Sywell CP – one in flight late afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose with the goose flock

20 Jan     Mediterranean Gull             Pitsford Res – a first-winter on ice just north of causeway at 15.00

20 Jan     Scaup                                          Hollowell Res – first-winter drake plus 2 Barnacle  Geese

20 Jan     Red-crested Pochard           Ringstead GP – four (2 drakes) on Kinewell Lake this morning

20 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice, showing well by the bridleway SP974913 at 10.30

Monday 19th January

19 Jan     Caspian Gull                             Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon, also 2 Pintail, 3 Smew (two drakes), 9 Goosanders and 10 Redshank

19 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – one again at Burn Coppice, on approximately the 5th tree along the bridleway SP974913 at 10.45

Sunday 18th January

18 Jan      Merlin                                         Weston – one in fields north of the village, aslo c.70 Golden Plovers

18 Jan      Smew                                           Stortons GP – a ‘redhead’ still this morning, also drake Goosander

18 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ still in Holcot Bay this morning

18 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – two (one drake) still this morning, also Pintail, 7 Goosander, Water Rail and 8 Redshank

18 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – four (two drakes) still this morning

18 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two  still this morning at 10.15

18 Jan      Great White Egret                  Thorpe Malsor Res – one still this morning on northern shore, then flew west

18 Jan       Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake at 09.00, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Saturday 17th January

17 Jan      Caspian Gull                             Stanwick GP – an adult this evening, also 2 Pintail, 2 Smew (one drake) and 10 Redshank

17 Jan      Great White Egret                  Ditchford GP – two  this afternoon, on pits behind the Kuehne & Nagel Distribution Centre at 13.25

17 Jan      European White-fronted Goose    Pitsford Res – three at mouth of Holcot Bay then flew to Scaldwell Bay at 12.50

17 Jan      Caspian Gull                             Stanford Res – an adult this morning, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still, 7 Goosanders, 19 Golden Plovers and 2 Common Snipe

17 Jan      Merlin                                          Blatherwycke Lake – a male at the top end of the lake this morning

17 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two  this morning at 11.30, both viewable from Chestnut corner and the screen hide

17 Jan      Red-crested Pochard            Ditchford GP – a female on Skew Bridge Pit this morning

17 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                     Pitsford Res – still south of the causeway between gorse bushes and Pintail Bay at 11.00 but no sign of European White-fronted Geese

17 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake at 10.05, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

17 Jan      Merlin                                           Fawsley – a male over fields by A361 at 08.35

17 Jan      Short-eared Owl                      Lamport – one in flight between the village and Short Wood early morning

Friday 16th January

16 Jan      Glaucous Gull                           Stanwick GP – a juvenile in the pre-roost on the main lake at 16.35, also  adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Smew (one drake), 15 Goosanders, 2 Pintail and 10 Redshank

16 Jan      Merlin                                          Sulgrave – one over the model aircraft airfield near Sulgrave (SP5444) chasing small passerines at 15.15

16 Jan      Great White Egret                  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning

16 Jan      Scaup                                            Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still, 2 Barnacle Geese and 2 Stonechats

16 Jan      Red-throated Diver               Canons Ashby Lake – no sign this morning of the one reported yesterday

Thursday 15th January

15 Jan      Red-throated Diver               Canons Ashby Lake – one reported SP575585

15 Jan      Great White Egret                  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at midday

15 Jan      Scaup                                            Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still, 2 Barnacle Geese, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

15 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – two (one drake) still this morning

15 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

Wednesday 14th January

14 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway today, also 3 White-fronted Geese in fields near Pintail Bay, ‘redhead’ Smew at back of Holcot Bay, Slavonian Grebe still, approximately half way between causeway and dam near holly tree but closer to Brixworth bank, Peregrine, 2 Green Sandpipers, 100 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 25 Golden Plovers over, second-winter Yellow-legged Gull and female Stonechat

14 Jan      Mediterranean Gull             Boddington Res – an adult in the gull roost, also 7 Goosanders

14 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – a ‘redhead’ today, also 26 Goldeneye, juvenile Peregrine and Green Sandpiper

14 Jan      Merlin                                         Hollowell Res – immature in tree north of the reservoir, also first-winter drake Scaup still, 2 Barnacle Geese, 21 Goldeneye, c.150 Golden Plovers, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

14 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – three (one drake) this afternoon, also 10 Redshanks and Chiffchaff

14 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, one on the scrape and the other in trees opposite the screen hide

14 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Ringstead GP – five on Kinewell Lake today

14 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Hardingstone GP – a drake still today

14 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice SP974913 early afternoon but mobile

Tuesday 13th January

13 Jan      Short-eared Owl                     Harrington AF – one by the third bunker

13 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – two drakes early afternoon

13 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Hardingstone GP – a drake at 12.30, also Goosander

13 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park Spinney at 12.15, also 2 Goosanders on adjacent lake

13 Jan      Merlin                                         Towcester – one over the A43 at 11.30, south of Towcester (SP6846) flying towards Wood Burcote Farm

13 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – four (2 drakes) late morning

13 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ in Holcot Bay this morning, also the 3 European White-fronted Geese by the holly tree and 3 Pintail (2 d rakes) in Yacht Club Bay

13 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 11.00 SP974913

13 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – one flew on to the reserve this morning at 11.00

Monday 12th January

12 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Holcot Bay

12 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Stanwick GP – no sign of female on the A45 Lay-by Pit today

Sunday 11th January

11 Jan       Mediterranean Gull            Stanford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still plus 6 Goosanders and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Jan      Merlin                                          Brigstock – one between Brigstock and Grafton Underwood 16.35

11 Jan      Short-eared Owl                     Harrington AF – one by the third bunker today

11 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Stanwick GP – a female on the A45 Lay-by Pit today

11 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – three (2 drakes) on the ‘small side’ of the causeway this afternoon

11 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 15.30 SP974913

11 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park this morning but no Goosanders

11 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still c.1 km south of the causeway this morning, also one European White-fronted Goose in the field above the head of Pintail Bay

11 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 11.20 SP974913

11 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – two drakes this morning at 09.30

11 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning at 09.30

Saturday 10th January

10 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                    Pitsford Res – still today

10 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon at 15.25 SP974913

10 Jan      Bittern                                        Ditchford GP – one on Skew Bridge Pit today, also 2 Great White Egrets (one west of Ditchford Lane, one on Wilson’s Pit), also 17 Egyptian Geese, juvenile Pink-footed Goose, 5 Goosanders, adult Peregrine, first-winter Mediterranean Gull, 10 Chiffchaffs and Stonechat

10 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – two in Abington Park at midday, also 5 Goosanders

10 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – two still today

10 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four still at 10.30, also Barnacle Goose and 8+ Mandarin Ducks

10 Jan       Caspian Gull                           Stanford Res – an adult this morning, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still plus Goosander; at nearby Stanford Hall, 3 Pink-footed Geese on lake (just in Northants) later grazing in front of hall back in Leicestershire

10 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake early morning, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Friday 9th January

09 Jan      Hen Harrier                            Naseby –  one mobbed by crows over Callendar Farm at 13.00

09 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still c.1.5 km south of the causeway this afternoon, also one European White-fronted Goose in Pintail Bay

o9 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – again at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon between 14.53 and 15.20 SP974913

09 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park today

09 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – two at 13.15

09 Jan      Scaup                                          Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still this afternoon, also 2 Barnacle Geese, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

09 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Ravensthorpe Res – one this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper but no sign of Smew

09 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four still this afternoon

o9 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – no sign at midday

Thursday 8th January

o8 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon SP974913

08 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – one still south of the causeway, also 3 European White-fronted Geese still, with 303 Greylag Geese, and drake Goosander plus Great White Egret north of the causeway

08 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park late morning, viewed through trees from road; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Wednesday 7th January

07 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – two (one drake) on the ‘small’ side of the causeway at 13.00, also Green Sandpiper

07 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway, between the gorse bushes and the ‘cliffs’ 10.30

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane this morning, also 5 Egyptian Geese

07 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park late morning, viewed through trees from road; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Stonechat

o7 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way at 08.30 SP974913 then flew north over Burn Coppice

Tuesday 6th January

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at 16.00

06 Jan      Rough-legged Buzzard       Eydon – no sign today of bird reported along the approach road to Crockwell Farm; the habitat there is described as good and there may still be a possibility it is in the area

06 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               ***Billing GP: no further access allowed to viewing point by car sales office as a car has been damaged by a tripod today***

06 Jan       Ring-necked Parakeet       Northampton – one again in Abington Park, in a tree by the path between the lake and the swings, at 14.50

06 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park at 12.30

o6 Jan       Merlin                                        Deenethorpe – female hunting around the airfield late morning

o6 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice this morning SP974913

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning at 10.00

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – three south of the causeway, by the gorse bushes, at 09.45, also 3 European White-fronted Geese still and 2 Jack Snipe

Monday 5th January

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 16.00 SP974913

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this afternoon, also, Pintail, 2 Smew and Stonechat

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Daventry CP – one at the southern end mid-afternoon

05 Jan     Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park early afternoon

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Silverstone – one in the marsh west of Westend from 11.45 and still present at 12.50

05 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four with 680 Grey Lag Geese late morning, also 13 Mandarin Ducks

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 10.50 SP974913 then flew and lost to view

05 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway, between the gorse bushes and the ‘cliffs’ late morning

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 09.05 SP974913

Sunday 4th January

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Thorpe Malsor Res – one still this afternoon at 15.00

o4 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 15.00 SP974913

04 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four with the goose flock mid-afternoon

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Clifford Hill GP – one on the southern shore at 13.45

04 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – showing well at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 09.30 SP974913

Saturday 3rd January

03 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present mid-afternoon toward ‘cliffs’ from Pintail Bay, also Great White Egret and drake Smew north of causeway

03 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – again at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 14.20 SP974913

03 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at midday

Friday 2nd January

02 Jan      Rough-legged Buzzard        Eydon – one hovering over a grassy bank to the right of the approach road to Crockwell Farm

02 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – three at 16.30

02 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – one at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice early afternoon SP974913

02 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at 12.30

02 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present in the south-west corner of the main lake at 12.20 along with Black-necked Grebe

02 Jan      European White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – three still with goose flock in grass field immediately east of Pintail Bay at 11.45, also Slavonian Grebe in ‘The Narrows’, close to the north shore

02 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – a drake on the ‘small’ side of the causeway at 11.20, also Green Sandpiper

02 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present 10.10 toward ‘cliffs’ from Pintail Bay

02 Jan     Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park at 10.05

02 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present at 10.00, at the base of the central peninsula on main lake

02 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female still Billing GP from garden centre car park early AM

Thursday 1st January

01 Jan      Black-necked Grebe       Clifford Hill GP – still present by the shore in south-east corner late afternoon

01 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park mid-PM but elusive

01 Jan      Slavonian Grebe               Pitsford Res – one still south of the causeway, opposite the  holly tree, from north shore early afternoon

01 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female back again on main lake, showing well from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park 12.40

01 Jan      Slavonian Grebe               Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway, opposite the  holly tree at 11.00, also 7 Smew (3 drakes) north of causeway plus 2 Goosander

01 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present on its own on the north-west side of the main lake late morning, also the Black-necked Grebe still at the eastern end of the main barrage lake

01 Jan      Great White Egret           Northampton – one in flight near the A45 Weston Mill Lane 09.10

 

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  2. michael hedge says:

    50+linnets pitsford res today at 12.near first hide

  3. michael hedge says:

    spotted the linnets along waters edge

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  5. Andy Witcomb says:

    Sole waxwing seen yesterday in Badby by allotment, watched for 20 minutes, no more about.

  6. Sarah Ansell says:

    Hi is this the right place to report birds? I’ve only just found you! I live in West Hunsbury, Northampton near the Shelfley lake off Ladybridge Drive. Very excited today as for the first time we have a flock of fieldfares in the Close. We feed a lot of birds in our garden so hopefully they will stick around. But also I walked round the lake this morning and spotted the single heron we have. Then I saw what looked like a black heron. I was a little way away from it so my details might not be quite right and my camera phone is useless. It was a bit smaller than a normal heron, completely black as far as I could see, long bill curved a bit at the end and the tail was quite fanned out. When I got home I looked for it and the only two things which resembled it were a shag and a cormorant. It looked more like the shag tbh but it would be as far away from the coast as you could get! Any thoughts? Many thanks, Sarah PS I will try to get a photo next time I go down if it’s still there.

    • Mike Alibone says:

      Sarah, Thanks for the report. It will almost certainly be a Cormorant – they are common in Northants and breed at several localities. Shag is not impossible, though, as there was one on Abington Park Lake a couple of winters ago. If you would like to report sightings then please email me at northantsbirds@ntlworld.com Thanks!

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