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This news page aims to provide up to date news of all interesting and uncommon birds as, and when, they occur in Northamptonshire. I will endeavour to update this page regularly but I do not guarantee any specific update frequency. News and information may be received from a variety of sources and it is published in good faith.

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Latest update:  Sunday, 8th December 2019  22.00

Today

08 Dec  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one roosted on Wilson’s Pits, 16.00, SP943683

08 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter still with Canada Geese on Northamptonshire side of River Avon and lake, 15.35, view from Percy Pilcher Monument field lane

08 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on Main Lake, from Screen Hide, 14.45

08 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway early afternoon, also 2 Pintails in Walgrave Bay

08 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, 11.00

08 Dec  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – two ‘redheads’, 09.55

Saturday, 7th December

07 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon

07 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Res – first-winter with Canada Geese between lake and entrance track, 13.25 but note this particular location is just inside Leicestershire; also Stonechat

07 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two flew over Aldwinckle Lake early afternoon

07 Dec  Caspian Gull  Sulby Res – adult, 11.45

07 Dec  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female, 11.00, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

07 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 10.40

07 Dec  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 09.30, also 4 Stonechats

07 Dec  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still 08.40, also drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 Great Egrets

Friday, 6th December

06 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway very late afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull

06 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 16.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard still on Main Lake

06 Dec  Firecrest  Upper Harlestone – one in a garden hedge by the village institute, 15.45

06 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 14.40

⊗ 06 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Res – no further sign of first-winter to 13.40 but Great Egret there

06 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Res – a first-winter briefly with Canada Geese and Greylags, 10.40 but no further sign to 11.30

Thursday, 5th December

05 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two at the southern end late afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull

05 Dec  Jack Snipe  Finedon – one in marshy pool at Neville’s Lodge, 15.35

05 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two from Paul Britten Hide, 12.30

Wednesday, 4th December

04 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 16.38

04 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one, 15.00

04 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 12.20, also 3 Stonechats

04 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, 09.20

04 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 08.35

Tuesday, 3rd December

03 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, late afternoon, also Short-eared Owl and 2 Stonechats at adjacent Lilbourne Meadows LNR, from the disused DIRFT 3 site entrance at c.SP560750

03 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets and drake Scaup-type hybrid

03 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 12.30

03 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, 12.25

03 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay this morning, also 4 Stonechats

03 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

03 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – flew toward the inlet, 07.40

Monday, 2nd December

02 Dec  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult, 14.40

02 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

02 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one on Pitsford Creek Pool, 13.20

02 Dec  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at IL&M this morning, also Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshanks, several Common Snipe and 4 Chiffchaffs

02 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, this morning

02 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 11.45, also Stonechat

02 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning, 11.25

02 Dec  Jack Snipe  Stortons GP – one, 10.30

02 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay, 08.40

Sunday, 1st December

01 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Res – one flew east over the inlet, 15.10

01 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 14.00

01 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

01 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 11.50

01 Dec  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one at the feeder stream end this morning

Saturday, 30th November

30 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the inlet at dusk

30 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, late morning, also 4 Stonechats

30 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this morning, also 5 Pintails

30 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, late morning

30 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

30 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one flew from area around old hide toward Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.30

Friday, 29th November

29 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 14.45, also Short-eared Owl and Stonechat

29 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, late afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

29 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR today

29 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 11.30

29 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.45

29 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still, 09.10, also Stonechat

29 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Wellingborough – one between Wellingborough and Finedon, flew over the allotments opposite Harrowden Lane, 07.55

Thursday, 28th November

28 Nov  Hen Harrier  Scaldwell – a ‘ringtail’ over fields between Scaldwell and Old this afternoon

28 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 14.45, also third-winter Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull on flood pools

28 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two this morning (one between Catwalk Bay and causeway, one Moulton Grange Bay), also Yellow-legged Gull

28 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay, 08.25

Wednesday, 27th November

27 Nov  Common Crane  Towcester – unconfirmed report of two in flight between Towcester and Greens Norton today

27 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still today

27 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit

27 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one today, also Yellow-legged Gull

27 Nov  Hawfinch  Salcey Forest – one flew over the Horsebox Car Park this morning

27 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three, 08.05

Monday, 25th November

⊗ 25 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – no sign today but 3 Short-eared Owls still

25 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, also Peregrine and Stonechat

25 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still this morning

⊗ 25 Nov  Bewick’s Swan  Stanford Res – no sign of yesterday’s nine by 09.25

Sunday, 24th November

24 Nov  Bewick’s Swan  Stanford Res – nine (five adults) at inlet, 16.20, not Whooper Swans as previously reported (reidentified from photographs)

24 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult still off sailing club, 16.05, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Nov  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – nine flew toward the inlet, 14.00

24 Nov  Red-breasted Merganser  Pitsford Res – drake relocated west of Catwalk Bay, 11.45, before flying toward Moulton Grange Bay, 12.10

24 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this morning

24 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, this morning

24 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 08.50, also Black-tailed Godwit

24 Nov  Red-breasted Merganser  Pitsford Res – drake reported just off dam, 08.50 but no sign in search 09.10-10.00, also Great Egret in Pitsford Creek Pool and adult Mediterranean Gull in mouth of Moulton Grange Bay

24 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 08.40, also drake Red-crested Pochard

24 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 08.15 (one on Roadside Lake, one on Main Lake)

Saturday, 23rd November

23 Nov  Firecrest  Summer Leys LNR – one in hazel and hawthorn scrub, 60 m along track from Feeding Station, early afternoon but not since, also ‘redhead’ Smew still, plus Red-crested Pochard and 2 Great Egrets

23 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on IL&M’s Dragonfly Lake, 12.20

23 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one flew over the causeway, 12.15

23 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake at midday, also 2 Great Egrets, Peregrine and Stonechat

23 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 11.40

23 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, late morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard and Stonechat

Friday, 22nd November

22 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – the ‘redhead’ still mid-afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 Great Egrets

22 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742 this morning, also 3 Short-eared Owls

22 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard, Black-tailed Godwit and Brambling

22 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay, 08.00

Thursday, 21st November

21 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this afternoon, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake)

21 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 13.50, also 2 Short-eared Owls

21 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond this afternoon

21 Nov  Hawfinch  Fotheringhay – two in trees along track along north side of castle this morning

Wednesday, 20th November

20 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 14.50

20 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four in small cattle field between Roadside Lake and the Fishing Lake, viewable from the adjacent lay-by on eastbound A45 14.00

20 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – the ‘redhead’ still this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 Great Egrets

Tuesday, 19th November

19 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 14.20, also drake Red-crested Pochard

19 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 13.45

19 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still late morning

19 Nov  Merlin  Brampton Valley – male below Hanging Houghton, 08.20, also 2 Stonechats and 6+ Bramblings

Monday, 18th November

18 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two again over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.35

18 Nov  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, 16.00

18 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) on Town Lake, 15.45; no sign of the adult Whooper Swan

18 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still early afternoon, also Great Egret and 2 Redshanks

18 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – the ‘redhead’ still this morning, also drake Pintail and Great Egret

Sunday, 17th November

17 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still present at dusk (16.25) in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742. Note site access is difficult as parking restrictions apply on roads around Kinaxia Logistics. Option is to walk east along bridleway from the A5, approx 1 km north of the Sainsbury’s distribution centre and scan area, although bridleway is ‘technically closed’ as a result of the ongoing construction work. Alternative is drive to site (past Kinaxia) and ask security guard for access to the bridleway, where wellingtons are essential as a result of flooding at its lowest point.

17 Nov  Hen Harrier  DIRFT 3 – ‘ringtail’ again in general area/Lilbourne Meadows LNR

17 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at dusk

17 Nov  Smew  Pitsford Res – ‘redhead’ in The Narrows, 16.05, also Great Egret in Scaldwell Bay, 16.08

17 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.00

17 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Pitsford Creek, 15.40

17 Nov  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – one in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 15.35

17 Nov  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – three adults flew east over the feeding station, 15.30

17 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this afternoon

17 Nov  Merlin  Croughton Quarry – one over, early afternoon

⊗ 17 Nov  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ringstead GP – no further sign in southwest corner of Kinewell Lake, early afternoon

⊗ 17 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanwick GP – no further sign of male, early afternoon

17 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one again, 11.00

17 Nov  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ringstead GP – one in southwest corner of Kinewell Lake, 10.55

17 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.35

17 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanwick GP – male flew off east toward causeway, 10.33

17 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanwick GP – male now in reedbed to left of visitor centre, near Derick Houghton memorial seat, calling and showing occasionally, 10.10, also Great Egret on Roadside Lake

17 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanwick GP – one still, calling from behind visitor centre, near cycle hire, 09.48

17 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three with cattle by small lake between Main Lake and Southern Lakes, 09.35

Saturday, 16th November

16 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female still at Foxholes Fisheries

16 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – two on eastern side, 16.30

16 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – at least two over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

16 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanwick GP – one in reedbed to left of visitor centre, near Derick Houghton memorial seat this afternoon (14.15)

16 Nov  Merlin  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, midday, also Great Egret and 4 Stonechats

⊗ 16 Nov  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ditchford GP – no sign of yesterday’s two in willows on north-west side of Higham Lake, opposite The Perch/Cotton Reel Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) this morning

Friday, 15th November

15 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.20

15 Nov  Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon

15 Nov  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ditchford GP – two in willows on north-west side of Higham Lake, opposite The Perch/Cotton Reel Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 12.00, also 4 Chiffchaffs

15 Nov  Merlin  Stanford Res – one flew north over the inlet, 09.35

15 Nov  Merlin  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 08.25, also 2 Stonechats and 6 Bramblings

Thursday, 14th November

14 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult off the sailing club, 16.30, also 2 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay

Wednesday, 13th November

13 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.20

13 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 15.35

13 Nov  Smew  Pitsford Res – ‘redhead’ in Pintail Bay, early afternoon, also Great Egret in Pitsford Creek, southeast of road across mini-causeway at the end of Moulton Grange Bay

13 Nov  Smew  Earls Barton GP – ‘redhead’ (from adjacent Summer Leys LNR) on Mary’s Lake, 12.40

Tuesday, 12th November

12 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, late afternoon, also drake Pintail and 6 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

12 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on small lake between Main Lake and Southern Lakes, 16.10

12 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female still at Foxholes Fisheries

12 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 15.00, also 4 Red-crested Pochards still

12 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes on Main Barrage Lake, 13.15, also c.15 Golden Plovers

12 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Oundle – one flew west this morning

12 Nov  Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning, also Great Egret

Monday, 11th November

11 Nov  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – three (females or first-winters) between Pintail Bay and Yacht Bay, late afternoon, also adult Mediterranean Gull on pontoon by sailing club

11 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake early afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (two drakes)

11 Nov  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – female still off Pintail Bay this morning

11 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, 12.45

11 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – four still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.00, also 3 Stonechats

11 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, 09.50

Sunday, 10th November

10 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female at Foxholes Fisheries (present since 4th November)

10 Nov  Firecrest  Stanwick GP – one trapped and ringed

10 Nov  Merlin  Harrington AF – female this afternoon

10 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, between Cormorant spit and Feeding Station, 11.45

10 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.25, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

10 Nov  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – female in Pintail Bay, 11.05

10 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.50

10 Nov  Hen Harrier  Lilbourne Meadows/DIRFT 3 – ‘ringtail’ again, 09.45, viewed distantly from gate at Hillmorton Lane/A5 junction SP555760

Saturday, 9th November

09 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – four still north of the causeway, 13.25

09 Nov  Bittern  Fawsley – one flew east toward Everdon, 11.00

09 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

09 Nov  Hen Harrier  DIRFT 3 – a ‘ringtail’ over rough ground in the south-east corner, opposite Kinaxia Logistics (NN6 7GZ / SP570742), 11.30, also 47 Golden Plovers, adult male Peregrine and 2 Stonechats

09 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes on Main Barrage Lake, 10.30, also 25 Golden Plovers and Stonechat

09 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one, flushed from Northants side then flew into Leicestershire, 09.50

Friday, 8th November

08 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult again in the gull roost, 16.45

08 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost, 16.25

08 Nov  Merlin  Harrington AF – one this afternoon, also Peregrine and 4 Bramblings

08 Nov  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – six flew north, 15.00

08 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew west over the scrape, 14.55

08 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, from Screen Hide, midday, also Bittern in flight from Paul Britten Hide

Thursday, 7th November

07 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult again in the gull roost this evening

07 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.50

07 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ reported again on Main Lake, 16.50, also Great Egret

07 Nov  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one this afternoon, also 3 Common Snipes and 4 Stonechats

07 Nov  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile male still at the southern end this afternoon, also 2 Common Snipes

07 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this afternoon

07 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake still on Main Barrage Lake, 13.15

07 Nov  Great Egret  Maidwell – one in a private garden this morning

07 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.50, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (two drakes) and Stonechat

Wednesday, 6th November

06 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one over rough field below Neville’s Lodge, 16.15

06 Nov  Short-eared Owl  DIRFT 3 – three on the eastern side adjacent to Lilbourne Meadows LNR, mid-afternoon

06 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, mid-afternoon

06 Nov  Short-eared Owl  DIRFT 3 – two on the eastern side of the development site, adjacent to Lilbourne Meadows LNR, 12.25, also 19 Golden Plovers and Stonechat

06 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – drake by the dam, 10.55

06 Nov  Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 10.00, also Willow Warbler trapped and ringed

06 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.30

06 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.30

Tuesday, 5th November

05 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this evening, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake)

05 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult in the gull roost this evening

05 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – second-winter in the gull roost this evening, also 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake on Main Barrage Lake, 13.25

05 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 11.35, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), Pintail and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult off the sailing club, 10.25, also Yellow-legged Gull

05 Nov  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – two (adult female and juvenile male) still at the southern end this morning, also third-winter Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Green Sandpiper

Monday, 4th November

04 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult, 16.45

04 Nov  Merlin  Harrington AF – one this afternoon, also Brambling

04 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this afternoon, also Stonechat

04 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five on Main Lake, mid-afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets

04 Nov  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – two (adult female and juvenile male) at the southern end, early afternoon

04 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, late morning, also 500 Golden Plovers

Sunday, 3rd November

03 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one around field with haystack, off disused railway line intermittently late morning/early afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) and Great Egret by settling pond

03 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this morning, also 2 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

03 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.05, also 300+ Golden Plovers; no sign of yesterday’s ‘redhead’ Smew

03 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 08.30, also 4 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday, 2nd November

02 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), third-winter Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

02 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake near Round Island, from Pioneer Hide, 15.50, also Stonechat

02 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult on sailing club pontoon this morning

02 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, by the settling pond, 06.40

Friday, 1st November

01 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult on sailing club pontoon, late afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull

01 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on Main Lake, from Pioneer Hide, 15.00

01 Nov  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – still on the dam, 14.00

01 Nov  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ from Pioneer Hide, 13.15

01 Nov  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – two now in Pintail Bay, 12.00, also Rock Pipit still on dam near valve tower

01 Nov  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – one again on the dam, 11.45

01 Nov  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – two between The Pines and Yacht Bay, visible distantly from the dam, 11.35

01 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 11.20, also drake Pintail

01 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – four (2 drakes) this morning, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

01 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, early morning

Thursday, 31st October

31 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost this evening, also 11 Yellow-legged Gulls (7 adults)

31 Oct  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – one flew south from the dam, 16.40, also third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

31 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, 16.15

31 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult on sailing club pontoon, 15.45

31 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake, 15.15

31 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still today

31 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, 12.45

31 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, on the settling pond at 12.35

31 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile again, 12.15

31 Oct  Merlin  Harrington – one, early morning, also several Bramblings

31 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, flew over dam at 06.40

Wednesday, 30th October

30 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon

30 Oct  Merlin  Stanford Res – one flew north over the weedy field east of Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.25

30 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile over the scrape, 10.15

30 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning, also Stonechat

30 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still, 09.45

30 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward the settling pond, early morning

Tuesday, 29th October

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Grafton Regis – juvenile east of village, by River Tove, 11.30 then flew north

29 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 4 Pintails, 4 Red-crested Pochards and 4 Stonechats

29 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one flew from the point toward the Leicestershire bank, 08.45

29 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward the dam, 08.25

Monday, 28th October

28 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – one/two adults in gull roost, 17.10

28 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon, also Great Egret and Stonechat

28 Oct  Great Egret  Pistford Res – one still, 11.45, also 3 Red-crested Pochards still, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

28 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, 10.00, before flying east; ⊗ no sign of yesterday’s Bittern

28 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still, 09.20

Sunday, 27th October

27 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – three around concrete blocks this evening

27 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon

27 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female, 10.00, also Jack Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

27 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this afternoon

27 Oct  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on ARC Pit late morning, also Stonechat; different Great Egret at adjacent Summer Leys LNR, 12.15, also c.100 Golden Plovers

27 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 11.10, also Green Sandpiper

27 Oct  Waxwing  Stanford Res – at least ten flew over, 10.40

27 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning, also 2 Pintails, 3 Red-crested Pochards still, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

27 Oct  Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over Rotary Hide, 09.40, also Great Egret still

27 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning, 09.30, also Stonechat

Saturday, 26th October

26 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in gull roost, 17.30, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) still in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon

26 Oct  Greater Scaup  Summer Leys LNR – female reported on Main Lake, 15.15

26 Oct  Greater Scaup  Pistford Res – juvenile still off the sailing club/dam, 11.20

Friday, 25th October

25 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in gull roost this evening, also Yellow-legged Gull

25 Oct  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – adult in Wader Bay, 15.30, also Great Egret and 14 Common Snipe

25 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this afternoon

25 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning, also Peregrine and Stonechat

25 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still at southern end, 11.20

25 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in front of Lagoon Hide, 10.45, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) in Scaldwell Bay, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

25 Oct  Firecrest  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 09.20

25 Oct  Waxwing  Stanford Res – three in birch trees along railway track for 5 minutes before flying south-west, 09.10

25 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 09.00

25 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 08.50

Thursday, 24th October

24 Oct  Greater Scaup  Pistford Res – juvenile with Tufted Ducks off the sailing club, 17.20, visible from dam

24 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon

24 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – one still this morning, also Great Egret and Yellow-legged Gull

24 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake this morning

Wednesday, 23rd October

23 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still this afternoon

23 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon

23 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

23 Oct  Woodlark  Pitsford Res – two flew north over Scaldwell Bay, 11.45

23 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 11.35, also Pintail and Ruff

23 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 10.25, also Brambling

Tuesday, 22nd October

22 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – unconfirmed report of 3 today

22 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – first-winter in the gull roost this evening, also 10 Yellow-legged Gulls

22 Oct  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 13.00, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

22 Oct  Jack Snipe  Ditchford GP – one on south side of Big Lake

22 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 12.30, also 6 Common Snipe

22 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, 12.30

22 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 6 Pintails, Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

Monday, 21st October

21 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six on the main lake, 15.35

21 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one 15.15

21 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon, also Great Egret

21 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – four flew north late morning, also four Pintails, 2 Great Egrets, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Stonechats and 4 Bramblings

21 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 4 Bramblings

21 Oct  ‘Eastern’ Lesser Whitethroat  Stanwick GP – one showing characteristics of blythi/halimodendri mobile between isolated bush by hide overlooking A45 Lay-by Pit and the feeding station area opposite, 09.20

Sunday, 20th October

20 Oct  Water Pipit  Harrington AF– one flew low north-west, 14.25

20 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 11.00, also Great Egret, plus 5 Crossbills flew over the main entrance to the site at 10.30

20 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

20 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF– one, early morning

Saturday, 19th October

19 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, hunting around summit, 18.20

19 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on west side of Main Lake this morning, also Hobby

19 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one today

19 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – one this morning, also Peregrine

19 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one, 11.15, half way between summit compound and golf course, also 3-4 Stonechats

19 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – one, 11.00, also 2 Stonechats

19 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 10.50

19 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, 08.05

19 Oct  Rock Pipit  Harrington AF – one flew west, 07.35

Friday, 18th October

18 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – second-winter in the gull roost, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

18 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – first-winter in the gull roost

18 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult off the dam, 17.20

18 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake late afternoon, also Great Egret

18 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – immature male, late morning

18 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female again, 11.00

18 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Thursday, 17th October

17 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult roosting on sailing club pontoon, 18.00, also Common Sandpiper on dam, 16.30

17 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one over the dam before drifting toward Stanford-upon-Avon, 11.20

Wednesday, 16th October

16 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – a second-winter in the gull roost, also 9 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three this evening

16 Oct  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 12.45, on eastern shoreline near dam

16 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – one briefly, 09.50, then flew north

16 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 08.55, also Great Egret and Ruff

16 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over Blowers Lodge Bay early morning

Tuesday, 15th October  

15 Oct  Whimbrel  Grafton Regis – one flew west over floodwater, 16.40

⊗  15 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Harrington AF – no further sign of male reported by 2nd bunker, 12.10

15 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – still, 14.55

15 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six this afternoon

15 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake, 14.50

15 Oct  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – five (2 drakes) still between Walgrave Bay and the causeway, 14.20, also 2 Great Egrets north of the causeway and Northern Wheatear still by valve tower at the eastern end of the dam; no further sign of Rock Pipit reported from the causeway

15 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Harrington AF – male reported by 2nd bunker, 12.10

15 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Spratton – a first-winter in a private garden, 11.30

15 Oct  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – five (2 drakes) still in mouth of Walgrave Bay, 09.30 plus Rock Pipit reported from the causeway

15 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – two, 09.30

15 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.00

15 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four still, 08.30, also 2 Great Egrets and 42 Little Egrets (a record count for a single site in Northants) on Main Lake

15 Oct  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – five (2 drakes) in the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 08.15

Monday, 14th October

14 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – still, 16.30

14 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – still on the track between dam and green gate but elusive, 13.15

14 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – one on the track between dam and green gate, 10.30

14 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still behind the settling pond, 09.50

14 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four still, 09.00, also Great Egret

Sunday, 13th October

13 Oct  Greater Scaup  Pitsford Res – one from Maytees Hide late afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets (Scaldwell Bay and Moulton Grange Bay), 2 Mediterranean Gulls in gull roost off sailing club, 5-6 Yellow-legged Gulls and Northern Wheatear still at eastern end of dam

13 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two behind the settling pond, 15.20

13 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four, early afternoon, also Great Egret

13 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 08.30

Saturday, 12th October

12 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR today

12 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (5 adults)

12 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one on the dam again this afternoon, also Stonechat

12 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – juvenile drake on Main Barrage Lake, 12.05

12 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 11.10, also 5 Common Snipe

12 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Northampton – first-winter on Upton Park new development site, east of Kislingbury, 09.40

12 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female at Foxholes Fisheries, 09.30-10.10, then flew off with Canada Geese

12 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 09.00

12 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.30

12 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 07.40

Friday, 11th October

11 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three behind the settling pond, 15.50

Thursday, 10th October

10 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

10 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening, also 2 Common Snipe and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult off the sailing club, 17.45, then appeared to fly south-west, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one still on the dam, 17.00

10 Oct  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – juvenile, 13.00, also female Ruddy Shelduck, first-winter Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Stonechats

10 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five flew west over Main Lake, 07.45, also Great Egret

Wednesday, 9th October

09 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

09 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one still on the dam, 13.55

09 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

Tuesday, 8th October

08 Oct  Mediterranean Gull x Black-headed Gull  Boddington Res – adult, resembling second-winter Mediterranean Gull, in the roost this evening

08 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter in Moulton Grange Bay, 17.25

08 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one at the eastern end of the dam, 15.45

08 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still on Town Lake this afternoon

08 Oct  Gannet  Gretton – juvenile in a field by Gretton Weir, 11.40 but no sign since

08 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 08.40

08 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one, 07.10, then flew toward South Kilworth with Canada Geese

Monday, 7th October

07 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – four (adult + 3 first-winters) in roost off sailing club, 18.45

07 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – two first-winters in roost off sailing club, 18.20

07 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – first-winter in roost off sailing club, 17.40

07 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least four at the north-eastern end, 16.15

07 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls and female Stonechat

07 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Northampton – one reported briefly in flight in a Duston garden, 12.05

07 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult on Town Lake, 11.15, also Great Egret still on Aldwincle Lake and 4 Common Snipe

07 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 10.35, also Dunlin and 9 Common Snipe

07 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Panattoni Park – first-winter on pool west of the Red Lion Truck Stop’s HGV compound, off M1 J16, 09.50

Sunday, 6th October 2019

06 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter on spit at mouth of Moulton Grange Bay, 18.15

06 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway today, also 2 Greenshanks still by the dam

06 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 13.40, also Greenshank still

06 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 13.15

06 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Panattoni Park – one still around wooden pallets, immediately west of the Red Lion Truck Stop’s HGV compound off M1 J16, 09.45, also Green Sandpiper on pool and male Stonechat

06 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake, 09.35, also 4 Common Snipe

06 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one on main concrete track, 09.30, also 6 Common Snipe

06 Oct  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanwick GP – adult on Main Lake until 07.40 then flew east, also Ruff

Saturday, 5th October

05 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – three (2 first-winters, one second-winter) in the gull roost off the dam, 18.25, also 12 Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – first-winter in the gull roost off the dam, 18.10

05 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Panattoni Park – one on wooden pallets, immediately west of the HGV compound off M1 J16, 16.25

05 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on scrape this afternoon, also Dunlin and several Common Snipe

05 Oct  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – one at Blueberry Farm this morning, also 2 Stonechats below Hanging Houghton

05 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 10.55, also Greenshank and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at the dam

05 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on scrape, 09.45 also 12 Common Snipe

05 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew from Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR over the A6 toward Stanwick GP 08.50

05 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.35

05 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 08.35

05 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still, 07.00

Friday, 4th October

04 Oct  Little Gull  Boddington Res – a first-winter flew north-west, 17.57, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

04 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one on the dam this afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull and Greenshank

04 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six on Roadside Lake, 15.25, also 4 Common Snipe, plus Redshank and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls on Visitor Centre Lake but no sign of Spotted Redshank

04 Oct  Spotted Redshank  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, from swing ropes platform, 12.10

04 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on scrape this morning, also Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

04 Oct  Spotted Redshank  Ditchford GP – one still, on floodwater on the north side of Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), viewed from Greenway, 10.25

04 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Brampton Valley – six reported over this morning, also Whinchat and 2 Stonechats

04 Oct  Spotted Redshank  Ditchford GP – one still, on the north side of Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), viewed from Greenway, 10.05

04 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Common Tern, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls plus Rock Pipit flew from Visitor Centre Lake toward Roadside Lake

Thursday, 3rd October

03 Oct  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – one reported

03 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, also Stonechat

03 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Garganey near Rotary Island

03 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still on Main Lake, 16.40, also Ringed Plover and Common Tern

03 Oct  Spotted Redshank  Ditchford GP – one on floodwater around Otter Lake this afternoon

03 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – one, 14.30

03 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 08.30, also Common Tern

Wednesday, 2nd October

02 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – one still

02 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still this afternoon

02 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still

02 Oct  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, 14.00, also Great Egret still plus Yellow-legged Gull

02 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake still on Main Barrage Lake this morning, also Hobby over

Tuesday, 1st October

01 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

01 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this afternoon, also Greenshank and Yellow-legged Gull

01 Oct  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 10.40

01 Oct  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this morning, also 15 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

Monday, 30th September

30 Sep  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one, also 2 Stonechats and Common Redstart

30 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton

30 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 17.20, also Green Sandpiper

30 Sep  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – one in flight off the sailing club, 17.20, also Great Egret near the ines

30 Sep  Crossbill  Borough Hill – fifteen flew low north-west, 13.30

30 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 13.40, also drake Red-crested Pochard, Hobby, Common Sandpiper and 2 Whinchats

30 Sep  Whinchat  Borough Hill – one at midday, also 8-10 Stonechats

30 Sep  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, 11.20

Sunday, 29th September

29 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still

29 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake this afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Whinchats and 2 Stonechats

29 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – female off Moulton Grange, 13.25

29 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning, also Common Sandpiper, Geen Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

29 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this morning, also 2 Golden Plovers, 2 Stonechats and 2 Whinchats

29 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter off the sailing club, 09.00, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Greenshanks and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Saturday, 28th September

28 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one again today, also Stonechat

28 Sep  Whinchat  Borough Hill – two this evening, also 6 Stonechats, 2 Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

28 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 14.30, also drake Red-crested Pochard

28 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, between the two peninsulas, 10.40, also, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, plus Whinchat and 2 Stonechats on fence of third field from Premier Inn, along Hardingstone Dyke

28 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two again on Main Barrage Lake, between the two peninsulas, 08.40, also Whinchat on fence of third field from Premier Inn, along Hardingstone Dyke

28 Sep  Spoonbill  Stanford Res – one flew high north toward South Kilworth, 08.00, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

Friday, 27th September

27 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter again in the gull roost this evening

27 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still this afternoon

27 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – one in flight, north of the causeway, this morning, also 2 Great Egrets, hybrid Red-crested Pochard, 11 Pintails, juvenile Peregrine,  3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshanks

Thursday, 26th September

26 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter in the gull roost this evening

26 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 17.50, also Green Sandpiper

26 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 17.45, also juvenile Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

26 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Yardley Chase – two in MOD area with no public access, this afternoon

26 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 11.25

26 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.20, also 3 Ringed Plovers on Moulton Grange Bay Point, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank still on the dam

26 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Yardley Chase – one in MOD area with no public access, 10.15

26 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still on the north-east shoreline, from road bridge over feeder stream, 08.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday, 25th September

25 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – one on the north-east shoreline, from road bridge over feeder stream, 17.40

25 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two (one male) by the third bunker, 16.10

25 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 14.30, also Ringed Plover and 2 Greenshanks on the dam

Tuesday, 24th September

24 Sep  Rock Pipit  Daventry CP – one on tern raft with sunflower, 18.50

24 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one flew south over Titchmarsh LNR, 11.10, also Great Egret and Hobby

24 Sep  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay area late morning, also Great Egret, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 7 Common Snipe

Monday, 23rd September

23 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – a second-winter in the gull roost, 18.55

23 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake, 09.45

23 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one still 07.55, also 3 Stonechats

23 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward inflow, 06.55, also Little Ringed Plover

Sunday, 22nd September

22 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – one flew south over the sailing club this evening, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull in the roost

22 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – drake again this afternoon, also 3 Stonechats

22 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this afternoon

22 Sep  Common Redstart  Little Irchester – one in bushes behind Newtown Road, 12.10, best viewed from footpath in old railway cutting SP904662

22 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.55

Saturday, 21st September

21 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Hartwell – one flew north, 18.00

21 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 18.00

21 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 11.30

21 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Hollowell Res – one this morning

21 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still, 07.30, also 2 Hobbies and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

21 Sep  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 07.15

Friday, 20th September

20 Sep  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 18.25

20 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 10.00, also Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

Thursday, 19th September

19 Sep  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one this afternoon

19 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – one, 11.00, also male Stonechat

19 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one trapped and ringed this morning, also Golden Plover and Stonechat

19 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still, 07.55, also 4 Yellow Wagtails

Wednesday, 18th September

18 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake on Main Barrage Lake, 14.00

18 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one near the first bunker, early afternoon

18 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one still, 13.30

18 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning

18 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.50, also 2 Stonechats

Tuesday, 17th September

17 Sep  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one

17 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – a second-winter this evening, also Curlew, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

17 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 16.35

17 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – male in Blowers Lodge Bay, 15.40

17 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a first-winter, 12.35, also 2 Green Sandpipers

17 Sep  Common Redstart  Wilby – two at Hockerhill Farm (private site) this morning

⊗  17 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – no sign of yesterday’s two on Main Barrage Lake this morning

17 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 08.20

17 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 08.15, also 2 Stonechats and Northern Wheatear

17 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – two (one drake) still, on dam, 06.35

Monday, 16th September 

16 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – two still, at mouth of Blowers Lodge Bay, 18.30

16 Sep  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile/first-winter, also Common Sandpiper and 4 Green Sandpipers

16 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 17.40

16 Sep  Western Tanager  Northampton – reported male at Upton Mill and farm buildings yesterday is an escaped Eastern Rosella (17.15)

16 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 17.00

16 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, between the two peninsulas, 14.30

16 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake, 14.20

16 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – two now present, on dam, 13.30

16 Sep  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two on Main Barrage Lake, 11.30

Sunday, 15th September

15 Sep  Western Tanager  Northampton – male, assumed escape, reported around farm buildings

15 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton still this morning

15 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 11.35

15 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – eclipse drake at the western end of Main Barrage Lake this morning, also Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear

15 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – female still, 08.15, also  Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

Saturday, 14th September

14 Sep  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two this evening, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, Hobby and 8 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two, 15.20

14 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon

14 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one by the dam, 11.00, also Whinchat trapped and ringed, plus 3 Stonechats

14 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – one still, until 10.00, then flew off with Canada Geese, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 10 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Common Snipes, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Northern Wheatear

Friday, 13th September

13 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Orlingbury – one on track to Moorfield Lodge

13 Sep  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one this afternoon, also Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear

13 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.50, also Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull, plus Greenshank and 3 Yellow Wagtails on the dam

13 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this morning, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and Greenshank

13 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four still, early morning, also Common Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail

Thursday, 12th September

12 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 13.30, also Greenshank

12 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Naseby Res – one, 10.45, by green toilet hut in fishermen’s car park at the north-east end of the dam before flying into nearby oaks and scrub

12 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four, 07.15, also Common Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail

12 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 07.15, also Greenshank

Friday, 6th September

06 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still with cattle on the west side of Main Lake, 13.15

06 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this morning, also Greenshank

06 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still this morning, also Common Sandpiper

Thursday, 5th September

05 Sep  Whinchat  Northampton – three at Fleetland Farm, Duston today, also Common Redstart

05 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one flew east over the Visitor Centre, 18.00

05 Sep  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – one flew past Maytrees Hide, 17.40

05 Sep  Northern Wheatear  East Haddon – one on field at Rowell Leys, between East Haddon and Holdenby

05 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six on Main Lake, 17.10

05 Sep  Whinchat  Pitsford Res – one on the fence below the dam, 13.45

05 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, in front of Bird Club Hide, 11.35, also Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

05 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake this morning

05 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one by 2nd bunker, 09.10

05 Sep  Whinchat  Wollaston – five by the River Nene, 100 m up river from Wollaston Weirs, 08.40, also Common Redstart 100 m down river from weirs

05 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two still in Blueberry Farm area below Hanging Houghton, off track to Cottesbrooke this morning, also Common Redstart

05 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 07.50

Wednesday, 4th September

04 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two still in Blueberry Farm area below Hanging Houghton, off track to Cottesbrooke this morning

04 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 07.55, also Black-tailed Godwit and  Common Sandpiper

Tuesday, 3rd September

03 Sep  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Pintail Bay this evening, 18.55

03 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 16.40, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlins, Greenshank and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two in Blueberry Farm area below Hanging Houghton, off track to Cottesbrooke, 13.35

03 Sep  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one, early afternoon, also 2 Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

03 Sep  Sacred Ibis  Desborough – one, escape, flew over Great Bear Distribution Centre late morning

03 Sep  Great Egret  Kettering – one on Wicksteed Water Meadow this morning before flying off along River Ise

03 Sep  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one, late morning, also 2 Great Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank

03 Sep  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

03 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

03 Sep  Corn Bunting  Brampton Valley – one in Blueberry Farm area, 08.00, also 2 Whinchats and Common Redstart

03 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five, 07.40

03 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 06.55, also Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank

Monday, 2nd September

02 Sep  Whinchat  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge this evening, 19.20

02 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – a first-winter this evening, 19.00, also adult Ringed Plover and juvenile Little Ringed Plover in north-east corner

02 Sep  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile halfway between the dam and the causeway this evening, also juvenile Arctic Tern

02 Sep  Common Redstart  Walgrave – four along footpath running south/south-east toward Pitsford Res, access from Bridle Road, Old down to hedgerow by fourth field

02 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two in Blueberry Farm area below Hanging Houghton, off track to Cottesbrooke, this morning, also Northern Wheatear; 2 Common Redstarts further north along the Brampton Valley Way by the pony field at Draughton Crossing

⊗  02 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Barnwell CP – no sign in wood south of visitor centre, in maples and willows close to feeding station between 08.00 and 10.00 this morning

02 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 08.25, also Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

02 Sep  Little Tern  Stanwick GP – juvenile still on Main Lake, 07.15

02 Sep  Little Tern  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 06.50

Sunday, 1st September

01 Sep  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one in the mouth of Pintail Bay, 19.50, also juvenile Little Gull off the dam

01 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Barnwell CP – one still in wood south of visitor centre, in maples and willows close to feeding station this evening

01 Aug  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake, 16.55

01 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – three in Blueberry Farm area below Hanging Houghton, off track to Cottesbrooke, 16.15

01 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six (3 adults) on Main Lake, 13.30, also juvenile Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull

01 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 13.05, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Greenshank

01 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one by the 2nd bunker, 11.30, also Northern Wheatear

01 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Barnwell CP – one still in wood south of visitor centre, in maples and willows close to feeding station, 11.15

01 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning, 11.00, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 3 Greenshanks, 3 Common Sandpipers, second calendar year Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Common Redstart (in willows by feeder stream) and Yellow Wagtail

01 Sep  Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – three in sheep field hedge, at the top of the track past The Granary, 09.25, also Northern Wheatear

01 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Barnwell CP – one still in wood south of visitor centre, close to feeding station, 09.05

01 Sep  Common Quail  Orlingbury – one flushed from setaside on the northern edge of the village in an area with no public access, 08.30

01 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 08.20, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenshanks

Saturday, 31st August

31 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank

31 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 18.30, also Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipes and a juvenile Little Gull

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Pitsford Res – one in perimeter fence bushes between the causeway and Maytrees Hide, 18.10

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Lamport – one in hedgerow south-east of village, 15.10

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell – two in sheltered hedgerow by the footpath just as it leaves the village

?  31 Aug Night Heron  Ditchford GP – unconfirmed report of one in willows around Ditchford Bridge area SP925683 and also reported from SP930680; no further details

31 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – second calendar year still this morning, 11.45, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

31 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Barnwell CP – one with tit flock, in wood near visitor centre this morning

31 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 10.10, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and Common Snipe

31 Aug  Whinchat  Wollaston – five in field with docks by iron bridge over River Nene, near Wollaston Sewage Works, this morning

31 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – adult, 08.55 to 09.05, then flew south, also Ruddy Shelduck, 7 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks and Hobby

31 Aug  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR, 08.45

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two, 08.40

Friday, 30th August

30 Aug  Whinchat  Twywell Hills & Dales – two, 18.00, also 3 Common Redstarts

30 Aug  Whinchat  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 17.30

30 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 17.10 also one Great Egret still

30 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 14.35 also one Great Egret still

30 Aug  Turnstone  Pitsford Res – juvenile still on the dam, 11.30

30 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 11.05 also 2 Great Egrets still

30 Aug  Whinchat  Sywell CP – two in the north-eastern bay, 10.50

30 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.15 also 2 Great Egrets

Thursday, 29th August

29 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by the 3rd bunker, mid-evening, also Curlew over

29 Aug  Turnstone  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 14.45

29 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Brixworth CP – one with a large tit flock, 11.55, at approximately 52.32265, -0.89147

29 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Greenshank

29 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two in Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Green Sandpipers, plus Greenshank flew toward the dam early morning

29 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 09.30, also Common Sandpiper and 3 Greenshanks

29 Aug  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile again in Wader Bay, 08.30

29 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Glapthorn – one on track to Biggin Hall, opposite Glapthorn Cow Pasture, 08.10

Wednesday, 28th August

28 Aug  Ruff  Stanford Res – four flew south-west over the dam, 17.50, also Green Sandpiper and 4 Greenshanks on pool at the feeder stream end earlier in the day

28 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape, late afternoon

28 Aug  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, on scrape, 14.45

⊗  28 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – no sign of juvenile this morning

28 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male at 3rd bunker, 11.00, also 2 Northern Wheatears

28 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – a second bird in Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.00

28 Aug  Little Gull  Summer Leys – a juvenile in Wader Bay, 07.50, also Great Egret still, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank

28 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 07.40, also 2+ Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

28 Aug  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward Blowers Lodge Bay, 07.00, also Common Redstart

28 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew east over Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.40

Tuesday  27th August 

27 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – two, still, also 3 Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear still this evening

27 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 16.15, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and adult Yellow-legged Gull

27 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 14.50, also 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – eleven (9 trapped and ringed) this morning

27 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile still, on island, 10.45

27 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – two, mid-morning, also 2+ Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

27 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 08.25

27 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one near the 1st bunker, 07.50

27 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – one in setaside field opposite hide, 06.25

Monday  26th August  2019  21.05

26 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile still this evening, also 4 Black Terns and adult Yellow-legged Gull

26 Aug  Whinchat  Lamport – one along the footpath toward Short Wood, also 2 Northern Wheatears

26 Aug  Whinchat  Borough Hill – two on the northern section of the summit compound fence, 09.30, along with Northern Wheatear, also adult male Redstart at eastern end of northernmost hedge before golf course, 10.30

26 Aug  Osprey  Kettering – one over south this morning

26 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – two, 09.40, also 2 Northern Wheatears and 4 Common Redstart

25 Aug  Osprey  Summer Leys – one over Main Lake before flying west, 08.30

26 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six, 08.20, also Turnstone flew south-west

26 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 08.05, also Greenshank in Wader Bay

26 Aug  Avocet  Pitsford Res – one on shoreline south of main causeway car park, 07.30, also Black-tailed Godwit over, 07.00

26 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one by the 1st bunker, 07.30, also Common Redstart

26 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one still, 07.00, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers

Sunday  25th August

25 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile this evening (18.40)

25 Aug  Sandwich Tern  Ravensthorpe Res – one through, 17.40

25 Aug  Osprey  Byfield – one flew south, 17.05

25 Aug  Whinchat  Maidwell – four in the southwesternmost field of the Blueberry Farm complex this afternoon

25 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape this afternoon, also Great Egret still

25 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – three from the causeway at midday

25 Aug  Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one east of the summit compound this morning, also 2 Whinchats and Northern Wheatear

25 Aug  Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 08.45 to 11.00 (when at feeder stream), also Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers, 7 Green Sandpipers, 6 Greenshanks, second calendar year Caspian Gull and escaped Saker Falcon

25 Aug  Whinchat  Fawsley Park – one on the fence by The Granary, 10.40

25 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one, 09.20, also 4 Common Redstarts

25 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Common Redstarts

25 Aug  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake, 08.30

25 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four at the western end, 08.20, also Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

25 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 08.00, also Osprey, Common Sandpipers, 2-3 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

25 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, 07.40, also Great Egret and Greenshank

25 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one still, in hedge by weedy field, near hide, 07.00

25 Aug  Sandwich Tern  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake briefly, 06.50

Saturday  24th August 

24 Aug  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – eleven north of the dam, 19.00

24 Aug  Common Redstart  Sywell CP – one in pine tree at west end of dam, 17.00

24 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Deenethorpe – one in poplars along ‘middle’ minor road (Osier Bed Lane) toward A43, on north-west side of village, this afternoon

24 Aug  Black Tern  Stanford Res – four still, 15.50

24 Aug  Whinchat  Harrington AF -one this afternoon, also Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear

24 Aug  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – five south of the causeway, 12.20

24 Aug  Tree Pipit  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow Wagtails

24 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Brampton Valley – at least three below Hanging Houghton, late morning

24 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Stanford Res – one near the hide, 10.20, although elusive, also 4 Black Terns, 3 Whinchats, Common Redstart and Tree Pipit – all in corner of weedy field by Blowers Lodge Bay, plus Northern Wheatear trapped and ringed; NB. entry by permit only

24 Aug  Sandwich Tern  Pitsford Res – one flew from Pintail Bay into The Narrows, toward the causeway, also 10 Black Terns, adult Mediterranean Gull and 6 Yellow Wagtails, 09.30-10.15

24 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Broughton – one in Carter Avenue, 09.30

24 Aug  Black Tern  Boddington Res – five, 09.30

24 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, near the dam, 08.15, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, plus 3 Common Redstarts trapped and ringed this morning

24 Aug  Tree Pipit  Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm this morning, also 4 Whinchats, Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear

24 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three this morning, 07.30, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 9 Yellow Wagtails

Friday  23rd August 

23 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one briefly, 16.50, then flew south, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Greenshanks

23 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Chapel Brampton – one still on the dung heap at Merry Tom Lane late afternoon

23 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, from the hide, 16.20

23 Aug  Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one still in northernmost hedge before golf course, 13.50

23 Aug  Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – two in northernmost hedge before golf course, 11.00

23 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 10.44

23 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake on the dam, 08.45, also 2 Common Sandpipers

23 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three this morning, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

Thursday  22nd August

22 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the large central peninsula of Main Barrage Lake, 13.10

22 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Chapel Brampton – one still on the dung heap at Merry Tom Lane late morning, 11.50

22 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 11.45

22 Aug  Tree Pipit  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this morning, also 2 Whinchats, Common Redstart and 4 Crossbills

22 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing in Pintail Bay, 07.30

22 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 07.10, also 11 Yellow Wagtails flew south

22 Aug  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one along the hedge bordering the eastern side of Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.50

Wednesday  21st August

21 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 11.30

21 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Chapel Brampton – one on the dung heap at Merry Tom Lane late morning

21 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – one, 07.20

21 Aug  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one flew over calling, 07.02, also two more around the feeding station, 07.10

Tuesday  20th August 

20 Aug  Shag  Weedon – a juvenile picked up from farmland and taken into care this afternoon

20 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 13.15

20 Aug  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile this morning

20 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Green Sandpiper

20 Aug  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 09.10

Monday  19th August

19 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – second-year this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Green Sandpipers

19 Aug  Whimbrel  Daventry CP – two flew south, 12.17, also 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

19 Aug  Whinchat  Borough Hill – one at midday

19 Aug  Whinchat  Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm, below Hanging Houghton, 11.20

19 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 11.10, also Red-crested Pochard

19 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, 07.00

Sunday  18th August

18 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 18.30, also Black-tailed Godwit

18 Aug  Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – two in the hedge to the right of the Granary by derelict farm house, 12.30

18 Aug  Turnstone  Thrapston GP – still on island in Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR, 11.25

18 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – two with cattle below Irthlingborough Church at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, one of which flew off toward Stanwick GP, 11.05

18 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, 09.30

18 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 09.00

18 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew west over the A6 to Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows

18 Aug  Whinchat  Maidwell – four at Blueberry Farm, 07.20, also Common Redstart

18 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six (3 juveniles) on Main Lake, 07.10, before being flushed by hot air balloon

Saturday  17th August 

17 Aug  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – male at Denton Wood early evening

17 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, near the dam, 15.30

17 Aug  Turnstone  Thrapston GP – still on island in Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR, 13.30

17 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 10.00, also Osprey flew south, adult Ringed Plover, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

17 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still, 07.40, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail

Friday  16th August 

16 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – second-year this afternoon, also adult Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult, 4th-calendar year, 2 3rd-calendar years, and juvenile)

16 Aug  Common Redstart  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

16 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon

16 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still, 07.05, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

Thursday  15th August 

15 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female in Guilsborough Bay, 08.55, also adult Ringed Plover, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

15 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one near sheep pens on south side of Main Barrage Lake, 08.50

15 Aug  Greenshank  Stanwick GP – one, 07.15, also Little Ringed Plover and 2  Common Sandpipers

Wednesday  14th August 

14 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, 19.35

14 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five (2 juveniles) at Main Lake this afternoon

14 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – one this morning, also Northern Wheatear at the dam

14 Aug  Turnstone  Thrapston GP – still on Titchmarsh LNR, 08.50, also Dunlin

14 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one at Main Lake this morning

14 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – six on Main Lake, 06.45, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday  13th August

13 Aug  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in the roost off sailing club this evening, also 9 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Northampton – three on private land at Fleetland Farm, Duston, early evening

13 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 18.20. then flew north

13 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one again below Hanging Houghton, 15.35, also 2 Whinchats and Common Redstart

13 Aug  Common Redstart  Pitsford Res – one in roadside bushes just beyond the western end of the causeway, 15.15

13 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five (3 adults) at Main Lake, 12.10

13 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – two by the first bunker, 12.05

13 Aug  Turnstone  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, 08.50, also Dunlin

13 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 08.15

13 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – a juvenile, 07.40, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

13 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 07.00

Monday  12th August

⊗  12 Aug  Common Quail  Fawsley – no further sign of singing male up to 21.00

12 Aug  Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this evening, 20.20

12 Aug  Whinchat  Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this evening, also Common Redstart

12 Aug  Common Redstart  Northampton – one on private land at Fleetland Farm, Duston, early evening

12 Aug  Common Quail  Fawsley – male singing from rough grass with grazing sheep in field behind church at Fawsley Park, 17.20

12 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – male still this afternoon

12 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – adult this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper and 3 Green Sandpipers

12 Aug  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one on the shoreline just south of causeway car park, also 3 drake Red-crested Pochards, Red-crested Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Common Snipes

12 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake again on the dam, 11.05

⊗ ?  12 Aug  Marsh Warbler  Clifford Hill GP – no further sign of ‘possible’ in hedge bordering offices at western end of Main Barrage Lake by 10.00 this morning; drake Common Scoter still present on Main Barrage Lake

12 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – still two juveniles this morning

12 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape, 08.40, also Green Sandpiper

12 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three (2 juveniles) on Main Lake, 06.35, also Ruff

Sunday  11th August

11 Aug  Whinchat  Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm this evening, also 2 Common Redstarts

?  11 Aug  Marsh Warbler  Clifford Hill GP – ‘possible’ still in south-west corner hedge bordering offices at western end of Main Barrage Lake, 18.45 but elusive

11 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay 18.30, also juvenile Osprey, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Dunlin

11 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 17.25, also Ruff and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Boddington Res – a ‘cream-crown’ flew south over the east side and may have landed behind Byfield Pool, 17.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers

⊗ ?  11 Aug  Marsh Warbler  Clifford Hill GP – no further sign of ‘possible’ in hedge bordering offices at western end of Main Barrage Lake by 14.50

11 Aug  Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – drake still on Main Barrage Lake, 13.40

?  11 Aug  Marsh Warbler  Clifford Hill GP – ‘possible’ still in hedge bordering offices at western end of Main Barrage Lake, 12.35 but extremely elusive

11 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Osprey, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3+ Common Snipe and Northern Wheatear

?  11 Aug  Marsh Warbler  Clifford Hill GP – a ‘possible’ reported in hedge bordering offices at western end of Main Barrage Lake late morning

11 Aug  Turnstone  Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway car park, 08.45, also Common Sandpiper and Greenshank

11 Aug  Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – a drake on Main Barrage Lake, 07.30, also Hobby, 3 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

11 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 07.25, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank

Saturday  10th August

10 Aug  Ruff  Stanwick GP – one, 17.10, also 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Dunlins

Friday  9th August

09 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford – one on the north-east side of the village this evening

09 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile near mouth of Moulton Grange Bay, 18.50

09 Aug  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 15.10, also Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, three Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape mid-afternoon, also Great Egret still

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Stanwick GP – still on spit on Main Lake, 14.10

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Stanwick GP – still on spit on Main Lake, 12.30

09 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one between the dam and Pintail Bay, 12.20

09 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – first-summer female on spit with Canada Geese, 11.40, also 3 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Aug  Ruff  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

⊗  09 Aug  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – no sign of yesterday’s individual in Scaldwell Bay by late morning; Common Sandpiper and Greenshank south of the causeway

09 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Hollowell Res – one on Guildborough Bay Point, 10.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers

09 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 08.40, also Common Sandpiper, Redshank and Greenshank

09 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile, 08.30, also Black-tailed Godwit flew south, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Stanwick GP – still on Main Lake, 07.50

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 06.35

Thursday  8th August

08 Aug  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 18.00

08 Aug  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 12.30, also Osprey, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 11.20, also Osprey, 12 Dunlins, 5 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – male still this morning

08 Aug  Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 09.20, also Great Egret still and 2 Common Sandpipers

08 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults with cattle around Main Lake, 09.20, also 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

08 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 07.20, also 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, Wood Sandpiper still, and 2 Green Sandpipers

08 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 06.50

08 Aug  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one, 06.00

Wednesday  7th August

07 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 16.25

07 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle near Irthlingborough Lock this afternoon

07 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – one still, near five bar exit gate and footpath to Cranford, 11.30

Tuesday  6th August

06 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 10 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

06 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing north of the causeway, 19.00

06 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile north of the causeway, 15.40

06 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one this afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

06 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – at least 3 juveniles still, 09.45

06 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.25, also female/immature Merlin flew north-east, Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

06 Aug  Osprey  Harrington AF – one over the pool, 07.20

Monday  5th August

05 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still on the dam, 18.50

05 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – two, possibly 3, this afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Common Snipe

05 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – male still in hedgerow from old 5-bar gate, 17.00

05 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles still this afternoon

05 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – one still in hedgerow from old 5-bar gate, 12.30

05 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.00, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, Redshank and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Sunday  4th August

04 Aug  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one flew south-west, mid-evening, also Peregrine and 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

04 Aug  Sacred Ibis  Nether Heyford – roaming escapee in a private garden, 12.15, before flying off

04 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – adult, 11.10, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (third-summer and juvenile); 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 6 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile) at nearby Hollowell Res

04 Aug  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two again this morning

04 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one in bushes near 3rd bunker, 07.30

Saturday  3rd August

03 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – at least two at Blueberry Farm, in hedge north of track from Hanging Houghton to Cottesbrooke, 18.30

03 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 18.10

03 Aug  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles still, 13.15

03 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Green Sandpipers

03 Aug  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Rysons Fisghing Lake, 10.30, also Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

03 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one trapped and ringed, 10.00

03 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 09.30, presumed Hollowell individual

03 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still on the dam, 07.40

03 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one 07.30, also 3 Dunlins, several Common Sandpipers and Greenshank

Friday  2nd August 

02 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – two still in hedgerow from old 5-bar gate, 17.00

02 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one at Blueberry Farm, in hedge north of track from Hanging Houghton to Cottesbrooke, 15.00

02 Aug  Caspian Gull  Ravesthorpe Res – first-summer, midday, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 2 first-summers)

02 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still 12.05, also 3 Dunlins, 10 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

02 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning

02 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, Hobby, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

02 Aug  Common Crossbill  Brampton Valley – four reported (no location details) this morning, also Whinchat and Common Redstart

02 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin

02 Aug  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one, 06.30

Thursday  1st August

01 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway this evening

01 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 16.50, also 8 Common Sandpipers and 8 Yellow-legged Gulls

01 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake again on the dam, 16.05, also 4 Common Sandpipers

01 Aug  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male still at Denton Wood this afternoon

01 Aug  Garganey  Thrapston GP – three still on Titchmarsh LNR, 12.30

01 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – three in hedgerow from old 5-bar gate, 12.00

01 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still 11.30, also 4 Dunlins, Greenshank and 10 Common Sandpipers

01 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – at least 2 in hedgerow from old 5-bar gate, 09.55

01 Aug  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 08.00, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

01 Aug  Spotted Redshank  Stanwick GP – flew south-west from Main Lake, toward Ditchford GP’s Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 07.05, also Cattle Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

01 Aug  Spotted Redshank  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 06.35

Wednesday  31st July 

31 Jul  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile this evening, also 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

31 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this evening, also Whimbrel in Guilsborough Bay, 19.20-19.30, 2 Dunlins, 11 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull; Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

31 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one again below Hanging Houghton, 18.55

31 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake again on the dam, 17.20

31 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake this morning

31 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male still at Denton Wood, 08.00

31 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one in bushes below first bunker, 07.40

Tuesday  30th July

30 Jul  Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – one on The Scrape, 19.20

30 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male still at Denton Wood, 18.25

30 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 18.00, also 4-8 Common Sandpipers

30 Jul  Whinchat  Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also 2 Common Redstarts

30 Jul  Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a third-summer briefly, 17.05

30 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR 17.00

30 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two still on Titchmarsh LNR 16.30, also Green Sandpiper

30 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three this afternoon, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

30 Jul  Common Redstart  Upper Boddington – two in sheep fields north of the village, 13.00

30 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – five (4 juveniles) still, early afternoon

30 Jul  Caspian Gull  Ravesthorpe Res – adult, 11.30-12.15, also 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls (3 adults, 2 first-summers)

30 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one between the causeway and the dam, 12.50

30 Jul  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile off the sailing club, 12.10

30 Jul  Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – one flew south over the dam, 10.35

30 Jul  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, 08.30

30 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 08.05, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow Wagtails

30 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one again, near house by dam, 07.00, also Redshank and 2 Common Sandpipers

30 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one again below Hanging Houghton, flew toward A508, 06.40

Monday  29th July

29 Jul  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one still below Hanging Houghton this evening

29 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one ranging between the feeder stream and the dam, 18.00-18.20, also Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers

29 Jul  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one, 18.00, also Ruff and 10 Yellow-legged Gulls

29 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile flew south-west over car park, 17.00

29 Jul  Common Redstart  Summer Leys LNR – a male along the old conveyor belt track, close to the Great Doddington footpath intersection, 13.00

29 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – at least one still on Titchmarsh LNR early afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull

29 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile on The Slips briefly, 11.40

29 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one this morning

29 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles and one adult still, 07.45

29 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 07.30, also Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpipers and 6 Common Sandpipers

Sunday  28th July

28 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this evening, also Common Redstart and 2 Whinchats

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – at least 3, late afternoon

28 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male still at Denton Wood this afternoon

28 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake, 15.00

28 Jul  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 14.50

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – two through, 14.35

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – seven through over Aldwincle Lake, 14.30

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – three drakes still, south of causeway car park, 14.25

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – two through 13.50

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – five over Main Lake, briefly, 13.20

28 Jul  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 12.55

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – eight through over Town Lake between 12.40 and 12.50

28 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male at Denton Wood this morning

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – five over, 11.20

28 Jul  Sanderling  Stanwick GP – still on Main Lake, 11.00, also Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – at least 3, 09.55

28 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one over, south-west, 08.55

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – three drakes still, east of Pintail Bay, 08.30 also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Jul  Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide, 08.20, also Hobby, 3 Dunlins, 3 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

28 Jul  Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 08.15, also Dunlin

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – two adults north of the dam, 07.40, also Dunlin

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – now five drakes north of the dam, 07.30, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 07.30, also 2 Dunlins (adult + juvenile), 9 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

28 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 06.55, also 3 Green Sandpipers

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes off the dam, 06.00

Saturday  27th July 

27 Jul  Wood Sandpiper  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR this evening, initially from North Hide before flying out of site on to scrapes, also Garganey and Green Sandpiper

27 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 16.50, also 4 Green Sandpipers

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Maidwell – one flew south at Blueberry Farm, 16.15

27 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 15.05 to 15.25, also Ruddy Shelduck still, plus 5 Common Sandpipers and Yellow-legged Gull; 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at nearby Ravensthorpe Res, plus 2 Dunlins, 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Brixworth – one quartering fields north of the village, between minor road to Scaldwell and A508 before flying toward Pitsford Res, 09.45

27 Jul  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton this morning

27 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still on the dam, 06.55

Friday  26th July

26 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles still, 14.00

26 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two near 1st bunker this morning

26 Jul  Common Crossbill  Ravensthorpe Res – a female flew along the causeway, 11.40 and appeared to land in a nearby spruce, also Curlew over west, 11.37, plus 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 10.45, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Curlew, 2 Dunlins (adult + juvenile), 4 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, juvenile Peregrine and 7+ Yellow Wagtails

26 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 8 Common Sandpipers and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake on the dam, 06.50, also Green Sandpiper and 5 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  25th July

25 Jul  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, in hedgerow north of large barn, this morning

25 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on the main lake, 06.40, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

Wednesday  24th July 

24 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – six (2 adults) this evening, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

24 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two juveniles this evening (one near 1st bunker, the other by shooting wall)

24 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake on the dam (not juvenile as previously reported)

24 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, near the dam, 11.00, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Sandpipers and 12+ Yellow Wagtails

24 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 09.20, also 3 drake Red-crested Pochards

24 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still 07.15, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday  23rd July

23 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and 6 Common Sandpipers; adult Yellow-legged Gull still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

23 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – juvenile in Blowers Lodge Bay, 09.20, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

23 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

23 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 06.15

23 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two, early morning – one between causeway and Catwalk Bay, one Scaldwell Bay – also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards and Common Sandpiper

Monday  22nd July

22 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3-5 Yellow Wagtails

22 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one at 08.00 and again at 10.00

22 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – three juveniles today

Sunday  21st July

21 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – three/4 (2 adults), also eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard

21 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, early afternoon

21 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 07.30, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Saturday  20th July 

20 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpipers

Friday  19th July

19 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 16.15

19 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ravensthorpe Res – two flew south-east, 12.10, also 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, also 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  18th July

18 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ravensthorpe Res – three, 19.10, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

18 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two this afternoon (one by 1st bunker, the other west of concrete track at the northern end)

18 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Long Buckby – one on private land today

18 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still late morning, also 2 Greenshanks and 3 Common Sandpipers

18 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile at Denton Wood this morning

18 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

Wednesday  17th July

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – three still this evening

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 17.35, also Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

⊗  17 Jul  Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – no further sign of the four, which flew south-west

17 Jul  Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – four flew over and may have landed at Main Lake, 16.25

17 Jul  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two, 11.30, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

17 Jul  Little Tern  Thrapston GP – one at Titchmarsh LNR, 10.00-10.15 but not subsequently, also two Yellow-legged Gulls on Town Lake

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – at least 5 (3 adults), early morning

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 06.35, also Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday  16th July

16 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Long Buckby – flew over B5385, 14.20

16 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Ravensthorpe Res – one flew south-west, 12.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

16 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Hobby and 2 Green Sandpipers

16 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, this morning, also 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

16 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 06.15

16 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 05.40

Monday  15th July

15 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 07.00, also Whimbrel, Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers

Sunday  14th July

14 Jul  Little Stint  Summer Leys LNR – one on The Slips, from Screen Hide, this morning

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three still on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 12.40

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three still near the spit on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 11.50

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 09.37

14 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 06.45, also Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and 4 Common Sandpipers

Saturday  13th July

13 Jul  Common Redstart  Hanging Houghton – one

Friday  12th July

12 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 09.30, also 6 Common Sandpipers

12 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 06.50, also 5 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  11th July

11 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 17.45

11 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile at Denton Wood this morning

11 Jul  Ruff  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, this morning, also Common Sandpiper

Wednesday  10th July

10 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still today

10 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon

10 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – two at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

10 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Hobby & Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday  9th July

09 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 13.00, also adult Mediterranean Gull

09 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 11.00

09 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 07.20, also Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper

Monday  8th July 

08 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake, 17.35

08 Jul  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – four still, near Blowers Lodge Bay, 16.20

08 Jul  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – four, 14.10

08 Jul  Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew from reeds by Feeding Station to reeds in front of Screen Hide, 14.00

08 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at midday

08 Jul  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing at Elinor Trout Lake late morning

08 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – three in Walgrave Bay this morning

Sunday  7th July

07 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – eleven in Wader Bay, 16.25

07 Jul  Osprey  Corby – one flew east over the A43 between Corby and Deenethorpe, 09.30

07 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on The Slips, 09.25, also Green Sandpiper in Wader Bay

07 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.45, also Garganey still

Saturday  6th July

06 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this afternoon

06 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two drakes still in Walgrave Bay this afternoon

06 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew north-east the main lake, 06.15, also Garganey from open-backed hide, 07.30 and Yellow-legged Gull

06 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 05.25

Friday  5th July 

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – still no further sign to 16.00 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday

05 Jul  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – male in Wader Bay, 09.30

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – still no reports from low observer coverage so far to 08.45 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday; Osprey over Walgrave Bay, 06.35. Fast access via Bridle Road (unsurfaced Bridleway), off Walgrave Road from Old; park unobstructively at bottom, past entrance to Rectory Farm, turn left, access via signposted fence and walk c.200m to Christie’s Copse. Permits available from Fishing Lodge on Holcot Road.

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no reports so far to 07.45 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday; Osprey over Walgrave Bay, 06.35. Fast access via Bridle Road (unsurfaced Bridleway), off Walgrave Road from Old; park unobstructively at bottom, past entrance to Rectory Farm, turn left, access via signposted fence and walk c.200m to Christie’s Copse. Permits available from Fishing Lodge on Holcot Road.

Thursday  4th July 

⊗  04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no further sign to 08.25 of female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse, which was released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10

⊗  04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no further sign to 13.00 of female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse, which was released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10 (but just one observer looking)

04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10 (Taiga Flycatcher not ruled out)

04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse this morning, to be released at 09.50 (Taiga Flycatcher not ruled out)

04 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.45

04 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 06.40

Wednesday 3rd July

03 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Clipston – one photographed on a house roof, late evening

03 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay this evening

03 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 07.20, also Common Sandpiper

Tuesday 2nd July

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – approximately 30 on The Slips, 19.20

02 Jul  Common Redstart  Badby – two (adult and juvenile) along bridleway south of Arbury Hill, west of Badby, 12.15

02 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the west side of the main lake, 10.00, showing well from Tree Hide

02 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 11.30, also Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 1st July

01 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 30th June

30 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – eleven in Wader Bay, 19.05

30 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – four on the slips, mid-morning

30 Jun  Common Quail  Harrington AF – one, said to be calling “weakly and intermittently” west of bunkers this morning

Saturday 29th June

29 Jun  Bufflehead  Stortons GP – escaped female on Sixfields Lake, 10.35

29 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.55

Friday 28th June

28 Jun  European Bee-eater  Byfield – one heard calling three times in flight over Banbury Lane, 19.08

28 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult islandica on the scrape, 14.30 to 17.45 but not subsequently

28 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, 16.15

28 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 15.35

Thursday 27th June

27 Jun  Osprey  Oundle – one at Biggin Lake, 20.00

27 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.30

Wednesday 26th June

26 Jun  Cattle Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – unconfirmed report of one today

26 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – four flew over the scrape, 16.45

26 Jun  Grey Plover  Ravensthorpe Res – still present, on north-east shore near the island, 14.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers

26 Jun  Grey Plover  Ravensthorpe Res – one on the island, 10.30

26 Jun  Common Redstart  Lamport – male, Lamport Hall, by footpath on south side in hawthorns in sheep field, 07.40

26 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle on the main lake, 07.35

Monday 24th June

24 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – male singing in bean field from entrance track to Christmas Farm on Glebe Road, NN6 0DL SP833674, 09.30

24 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 07.40

Sunday 23rd June

⊗  23 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no sign in bean field near Beckworth Emporium along road to Mears Ashby this evening

23 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – two reported calling in a bean field near Beckworth Emporium along road to Mears Ashby this afternoon

Saturday 22nd June

⊗  22 Jun  Common Quail  Daventry – nor further sign this evening of one reported calling in a field adjacent to Kentle Wood at 15.30

22 Jun  Common Quail  Daventry – one reported calling in a field adjacent to Kentle Wood, 15.30

22 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing in Walgrave Bay, 14.30

22 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – three (one drake), 11.50

22 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR, 10.05

22 Jun  Spoonbill  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 08.35, mobbed by gulls and pushed up high

22 Jun  Common Redstart  Moreton Pinkney – a male from public footpath, SP565493, 08.30

Thursday 20th June

20 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at the north-east end, early evening

Wednesday 19th June

19 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still at the feeder stream end

Tuesday 18th June

18 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR this morning

Monday 17th June

17 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the north-east end, late evening

17 Jun  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – one flew over Denton Wood early afternoon

17 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake still from Maytrees Hide this afternoon

Sunday 16th June

⊗  16 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no further sign of male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road

Saturday 15th June

⊗  15 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no further sign of male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road, to 10.30

15 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake from Maytrees Hide this morning

15 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road, 07.35

Friday 14th June

14 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still at the feeder stream end, 12.45 also Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

14 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also Osprey over at 12.15

14 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again this morning, also first-summer female Ruddy Shelduck still

Wednesday 12th June

12 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two, 12.45, also first-summer female Ruddy Shelduck still and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday 11th June

11 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 14.00

11 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over the causeway, 12.00

11 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still today, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers and adult Yellow-legged Gull, the latter later moving to nearby Ravensthorpe Res

Monday 10th June

10 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle on Main Lake before flying toward Ditchford GP, 10.10

Sunday 9th June

09 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still with cattle around North Lake this afternoon

09 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew toward the dam, 14.00, also Hobby

09 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, in Guilsborough Bay, 12.00

09 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 2 still with cattle around North Lake, 09.25

Saturday 8th June

08 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one near the outflow, 11.05, also adult Yellow-legged Gull in Guilsborough Bay

Friday 7th June

07 Jun  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end, 19.55

07 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle around North Lake, 07.00

Thursday 6th June

06 Jun  Short-eared Owl  Grendon – one hunting on the minor road between Grendon and Easton Maudit, 21.00

06 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still, 17.05

Wednesday 5th June

05 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, Holcot Bay, 19.00

05 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 18.30, also Little Ringed Plover and Dunlin

05 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three again with cattle in the vicinity of North Lake, 14.00

05 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 12.30, also Ruddy Shelduck still and adult Yellow-legged Gull (latter also visiting Ravensthorpe Res)

Tuesday 4th June

04 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 15.15

04 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 13.00

Monday 3rd June

03 Jun  Osprey  Irthlingborough – one flew north-west toward Finedon, 13.25

03 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 06.55

Sunday 2nd June

02 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over North Lake, 13.15

02 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 10.00

02 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 08.45

Saturday 1st June

01 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 17.00, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and Yellow Wagtail

01 Jun  Osprey  Oundle – one fishing at Biggin Lake this afternoon

01 Jun  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – a first-summer during the morning

Friday 31st May 

31 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 11.30, also 3 Dunlin

31 May  Little Tern  Wicksteed Park Lake – two at pontoon bridge, 10.20 but no sign subsequently

31 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 06.55

Thursday 30th May

30 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 16.40

30 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one at Elinor Trout Lake

30 May  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a first-summer this afternoon

30 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 13.05

30 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – one by the feeder stream, 13.20

30 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 07.30

Wednesday 29th May

29 May  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 16.40

29 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – one (unringed), this morning

29 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least two adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 11.30

29 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake. 08.00

29 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing in Pintail Bay, 07.30

Tuesday 28th May

28 May  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.15

Monday 27th May

27 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake this evening

27 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake this morning

Sunday 26th May

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 16.20

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at North Lake, 12.45

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 2 still at North Lake, 12.30

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three at North Lake, 08.10

Saturday 25th May

25 May  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – an adult over the scrape this evening

25 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 14.30-15.00

25 May  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape briefly, 08.50, also ‘hepatic morph’ Cuckoo still, near feeding station, 08.40

Friday 24th May

24 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 19.00, also Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail

24 May  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

24 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the north-east end of North Lake this afternoon

Thursday 23rd May

23 May  Osprey  Naseby Res – one fishing today

23 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – two on the dam, 12.45

Wednesday 22nd May

22 May  Sanderling  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 17.40, also Dunlin

⊗  22 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – again no sign of bird reported calling yesterday in field off Gayton Road, 17.40

22 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still with cattle on North Lake, 14.30

22 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one in hawthorns near cattle on North Lake, 10.30

⊗  22 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – no sign of calling bird in field off Gayton Road, this morning.

22 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning

Tuesday 21st May

21 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing this evening

21 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle on North Lake this evening, 18.40

21 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – one calling from a field off Gayton Road, 16.20. There is an oak on the north side of the road and large metal sheet gates on the south side. View/listen from gates, across field past oak.

21 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one still, in Wader Bay, 15.50

Monday 20th May

20 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one still

Sunday 19th May

19 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam

19 May  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – a first-summer in Scaldwell Bay, 18.00

⊗  19 May  Hoopoe  Ditchford GP – no further sign at 10.35; it is still being looked for

19 May  Hoopoe  Ditchford GP – one reported to have been photographed with the alpacas off Ditchford Lane this morning

19 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – at least one still this morning, 08.45

Saturday 18th May

18 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 19.30

18 May  Black-neck Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – still on the south side of the main barrage lake, 14.50, also 2 Bar-tailed Godwits still, 5 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

18 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Hobby

18 May  Garganey  Ditchford GP – two (one drake) on Dragonfly Lake (IL&M), 11.40

18 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Black-neck Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 10.45, also 2 Bar-tailed Godwits still and 8 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.10, also Osprey and 2 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, early morning

Friday 17th May

17 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 19.30, also Osprey (19.45), Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

18 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, early morningcharacteristics of this race, flava (or possibly Grey-headed Wagtail, thunbergi) on the scrape, 14.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and 2-3 Common Sandpipers

17 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point, 12.50, also 3 Greenshanks

17 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.25

17 May  Crossbill  Hanging Houghton – two mobile around the village, 06.50

Thursday 16th May

16 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pond this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers

16 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 18.10

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 17.10, also 2 Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 16.05

16 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 2 Hobbies

16 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 12.25, also 2 Dunlins

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, from Paul Britten Hide, 11.25, also male Ruff and 2 Black Terns on the main lake

16 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one on Fisherman’s Point, 08.30, also 2 Greenshank

Wednesday 15th May

15 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 17.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 male Ruffs and Greenshank

15 May  Greenshank  Ravensthorpe Res – five at midday, also Little Ringed Plover

15 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – three this morning

15 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.53

15 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two males still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 06.55, also Greenshank

Tuesday 14th May

14 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one male still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 16.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers

14 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at North Lake, 08.50

14 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two males on Brayshaw’s Bund, 06.55

14 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – two on the main barrage lake, 06.45, also 2 Northern Wheatears still and escaped female Bufflehead

Monday 13th May

13 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at the far end of North Lake, with sheep at Mallows Cotton today

13 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

13 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over, 10.30

Sunday 12th May

12 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

12 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this afternoon, also 4+ Hobbies

12 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on North Lake, in tree with Cormorants on large island, 13.15

12 May  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over, 10.45, also 3 Black Terns through east

12 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – four still, 10.40

12 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – five still, 08.30 all showing characteristics of race leucorhoa ‘Greenland Wheatear’, along Hardingstone Dyke on the southern side of the main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 08.30

12 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one again with cattle on North Lake, viewed from Hog’s Dyke Path, 08.25

Saturday 11th May

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Wellingborough – two at Park Farm Estate this evening, SP85556808

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – at least five, all showing characteristics of race leucorhoa ‘Greenland Wheatear’, along Hardingstone Dyke on the southern side of the main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 15.45

11 May  Whimbrel  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 14.55

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – four still, early afternoon

11 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

11 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one still, 08.00

Friday 10th May

10 May  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 19.30, also Black Tern still, 6 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

10 May  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam again this evening

10 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one still, 18.30

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 16.45, also Black Tern, still, plus Whinchat and 3 Northern Wheatears

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 15.50, also Black Tern, still

10 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 14.30

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 14.20

10 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – four, 14.15

10 May  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two females still, in The Narrows, 13.15

10 May  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – one, 13.00

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two back again on the main barrage lake, 12.45

10 May  Black Tern  Ditchford GP – three on Higham Lake this morning, also Common Sandpiper

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four back again on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 11.45

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four flew off east from the A45 Lay-by Pit, 11.30

10 May  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two still in field along Hardingstone Dyke on southern edge of main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 11.10, also 4 Northern Wheatears there and escaped female Bufflehead still on main barrage lake

10 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 10.40

10 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.35, on Round Island

10 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east, 09.50

10 May  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two females off the dam, 09.45, also Osprey

10 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one, 09.40

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two remained until 09.35, when they were flushed by a dog-walker and flew off east, also Black Tern and escaped female Bufflehead

10 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in Wader Bay, 08.10, also 8 Ringed Plovers and 12 Dunlins on the scrape

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.55

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two, 06.15, also Whimbrel, 5 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper and Black Tern

10 May  Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – one on the dam

Thursday 9th May

09 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one still on the dam, 19.10, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 Dunlins

09 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 16.40

09 May  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two on fenceline along Hardingstone Dyke on southern edge of main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 16.35, also 2 female Northern Wheatears there and 18 Dunlins on the lake

09 May  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – one, 15.55, also 2 Black Terns

09 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two at 12.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Yellow Wagtails

09 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – four flew north-east early afternoon, additionally 2 Grey Plovers also flew north-east, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 3 Black Terns and Arctic Tern – all from the dam

09 May  Whimbrel  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

09 May  Garganey  Pitsford Res – drake north of causeway this morning, also Arctic Tern off dam, Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Redshanks and 2 Black Terns

09 May  Little Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 08.15

09 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 07.00, on Round Island, also drake Garganey on the scrape plus 8 Ringed Plovers and 6 Dunlins

Wednesday 8th May

08 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – at least 8 on Mary’s Lake this evening

08 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 18.15

08 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 17.40, on Round Island, also 4 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Boddington Res – one, late afternoon

08 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – five still, 16.35

08 May  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 15.00, flew toward Hollowell

08 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 15.00, also Ringed Plover, 4+ Little Ringed Plovers, 15-17 Dunlins and 7 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – sixteen still off the dam, 14.45, also 10 Ringed Plovers, 18 Bar-tailed Godwits over, 2 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks and Arctic Tern

08 May  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern shore of the main barrage lake, 14.35, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins, Redshank and 5 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – two, 14.20, also 3 Hobbies, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

08 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still, 14.20, also Dunlin and 3 Black Terns

08 May  Little Tern  Ravensthorpe Res – one reported, 13.30, also Osprey and Arctic Tern

08 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – three still, 13.00

08 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one flew through by the sailing club, 12.40, also Dunlin, Redshank and 16 Black Terns still

08 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake, 12.30, also Common Sandpiper

08 May  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one flew east, 12.15, also 28 Arctic Terns flew north, 11.00, Osprey, 12.30, plus 19 Dunlins, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 2 Black Terns

08 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 11.55, also Bar-tailed Godwit still, plus 5 Ringed Plovers and 10 Dunlins

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape, 10.15

08 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one from the dam, 09.20, also Common Sandpiper

08 May  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – three, 08.30, also 7 Arctic Terns, Dunlin, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 13 Yellow Wagtails

08 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – three on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.30

08 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – sixteen off the dam, 08.15, also drake Garganey over and Arctic Tern

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on scrape, 06.45, then flew off, also Grey Plover on Brayshaw’s Bund, 08.25, Bar-tailed Godwit to right of scrape from Paul Britten Hide, 08.10, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlins, 6 Redshanks, Common Sandpiper, 3 Black Terns on main lake, 09.10 and female Northern Wheatear still

Tuesday 7th May

07 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – nine off the dam this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Arctic Terns

07 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – seven off the dam, 19.15

07 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – fifteen still on the main lake, 19.15

07 May  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one in hedge near feeders, 18.45

07 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – minimum of 20 on the main lake, 18.35

07 May  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 17.55

07 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 17.25

07 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – still off the dam, 17.05 also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 5 Black Terns

07 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one, 16.30

07 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two, 16.30

07 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – twelve, late afternoon

07 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one off the dam, also Black Tern and 4 Arctic Terns

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on scrape briefly, 10.50 but no further sign, also female Northern Wheatear still

Monday 6th May

06 May  Northern Wheatear  Glapthorn – male in elephant grass stubble field opposite, and up the hill, from Glapthorn Cow Pastures this morning

06 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one still on the east side of the Daventry Road, 11.50

06 May  Arctic Tern  Ringstead GP – one on Kinewell Lake, 11.30

06 May  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – female still on scrape, left of Paul Britten Hide, 11.30

Sunday 5th May

05 May  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – a female this afternoon

05 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today, in crop field adjacent to Elinor Trout Lake

05 May  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – a female from Paul Britten Hide this morning, also 2 Dunlins

05 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also Hobby

05 May  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 11.15

05 May  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, mid-morning

05 May  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – four on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.00

05 May  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two flew north, 08.40

05 May  Marsh Harrier  Polebrook AF – one flew toward Warmington, 08.30

05 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over, 08.25

Saturday 4th May

04 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew over the causeway toward the dam, 17.00

04 May  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 14.20

04 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one near Brayshaw’s Bund, visible from old railway track, 13.00, also 2 Arctic Terns on Round Island

04 May  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake, 11.35, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

04 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pond, 09.45

04 May  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the main lake before flying north, 09.30, also Common Sandpiper

04 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 09.20

04 May  Whinchat  Earls Barton GP – one in the field adjacent to Pete Wild’s Lake, 09.00, also Hobby and Bar-tailed Godwit at adjacent Summer Leys LNR

04 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing north of the dam, 07.55

04 May  Whinchat  Sywell CP – male at the northern end, by Wilby Road, 07.30

Friday 3rd May

03 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one late afternoon, also Hobby, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and White Wagtail

03 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again this afternoon

03 May  Whinchat  Northampton – male at Fleetlands Farm, Duston (no public access), this afternoon

03 May  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – two in The Narrows, south of the causeway, mid-morning

Thursday 2nd May

02 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, 15.15, also first-summer Whooper Swan still

02 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one today

02 May  Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – female on northern side of peninsula in Main Barrage Lake, 13.20 (presumed mobile, metal-ringed escape)

02 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one still in first field on left of stile, on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 10.00

Wednesday 1st May

01 May  Osprey  Crick – one flew west over Foxholes Fisheries, 16.30

01 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – still in first field on left of stile, on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 14.30

01 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

01 May  Osprey  Daventry CP – one, 12.38, flew toward Borough Hill

01 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – at least one female, still on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.30

01 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.15

Tuesday 30th April

30 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one from Screen Hide, 20.00, also Whimbrel

30 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – male by the second bunker this afternoon

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – at least one female, still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 15.15

30 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still and Great Egret

30 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on Gull Island, 12.20, also Hobby and Dunlin

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – two females again in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.15

30 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Moulton – one in a private garden in Cottingham Drive, 11.15

30 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 10.30

30 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 10.20

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – two females  in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, before being flushed by dog-walkers into adjacent field on the opposite side of the farm track, 10.15

Monday 29th April

29 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

29 Apr  Hen Harrier  Polebrook AF – a ‘ringtail’ this evening, 18.00

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 17.45

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 15.15

29 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one today

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 13.40

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.15

⊗   29 Apr  Black Redstart  Deene – no sign of ‘female-type’ at St Peter’s Church this morning

29 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, 08.00

Sunday 28th April

28 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – female, 18.30

28 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew north from the dam toward the causeway, 16.55

28 Apr  Black Redstart  Deene – ‘female-type’ at St Peter’s Church today, reportedly present for several days

28 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two flew over toward Mary’s Lake (EGBP), 16.05

28 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still, in Wader Bay, 12.15, also Hobby over

28 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake), still on shoreline by Wader Bay, 08.10

Saturday 27th April

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay this evening

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – at least two this evening

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – fifteen, 17.35

27 Apr  Common Redstart  Maidwell – male at Blueberry Farm, in hedge at the bottom of ‘The Hill Field’

27 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 17.05, also 6 Yellow Wagtails

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – at least 10, 16.55

27 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake), on shoreline by Wader Bay, 13.25, also Whimbrel

27 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one, early afternoon

27 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – one on IL&M’s Dragonfly Lake, late morning

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – three over, 08.00, also Whimbrel through

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two over, north, 08.00 also White Wagtail

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Apr  Great Egret  Daventry CP – still this morning but no sign of Black-necked Grebes

Friday 26th April

26 Apr  Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – two still in Guilsborough Bay, 19.00

26 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – four still at the southern end, 16.10, also Great Egret at the grit trap

26 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over Guilsborough Bay, 12.45, also 2 Whimbrels and Yellow Wagtail

26 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still on Elinor Trout Lake, 13.30, also 2 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Great Egrets

26 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, still, 13.20

26 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – four at the southern end, 13.00

26 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one still, 08.50, also 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Upper Benefield – one in sheep fields along the Deenethorpe Road, 08.50

Thursday 25th April

25 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, 20.00, also Greenshank still, Common Sandpiper, Black Tern still, White Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail

25 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – three flew north-east over the dam, 19.20, also Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew west, north of the causeway, 18.30

25 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 17.15, also Greenshank

25 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 16.20, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Whimbrel and 4 Yellow Wagtails

25 Apr  Little Tern  Thrapston GP – one over island on Aldwincle Lake, 15.20, then flew toward Town Lake

25 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) at midday

25 Apr  Little Tern  Boddington Res – still, 11.30

25 Apr  Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still, 09.15, from Screen Hide, also Ruff and Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by the first bunker, 08.50

25 Apr  Little Tern  Boddington Res – one, 08.30, also 2 Arctic Terns

25 Apr  Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island, 08.10, also drake Garganey off Fisherman’s Point, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 6 Redshanks and 3 Common Sandpipers

25 Apr  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one through at 07.10, also Great Egret at the dam end and 2 Whimbrels through, north-east, 08.05

Wednesday 24th April

24 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew north, 19.30, also Bar-tailed Godwit still, 19.15 plus 8 Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 18.05, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 15+ Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one between Screen Hide and the feeding station, 15.50

24 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 15.50

24 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on Fisherman’s Point, 13.30, also 2 Hobbies

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point, 12.30

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern side of the main barrage lake, 12.00

24 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper

24 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – forty-seven late morning before flying east

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 09.55

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 08.30

Tuesday 23rd April

23 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male on dam, 19.20, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper

23 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two off the dam, briefly, before heading off high east, 19.12, also White Wagtail and 13 Yellow Wagtails

23 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – two flew east over the A45 Lay-by Pit, 17.00

23 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two through, east, 13.18, 2 Garganeys on Fisherman’s Point, 13.20, Whimbrel through, east, 13.13, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls still, on Gull Island, 13.20

23 Apr  Whimbrel  Clifford Hill GP – two through, east over the main barrage lake, 13.05, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Arctic Terns, four Little Gulls, 3 Arctic Terns and Greenshank through, east, 12.45

23 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 12.40

23 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults on Fisherman’s Point, 12.30, also Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper and 8 Little Gulls

23 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – the 4 flew off east, 12.00

23 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake, 11.55

23 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – again with cattle on north side of North Lake, 11.30

23 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the foreshore across from Pioneer Hide, 11.05, also 2 Arctic Terns and 4 Little Gulls, plus Northern Wheatear in front of feeding station

23 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Thrapston GP – two on pools at north end of Aldwincle lake this morning

23 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake, 09.30, also adult Little Gull on Aldwincle Lake

Monday 22nd April 

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults flew over the scrape, 16.30

22 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake, 16.45, also 2 adult Little Gulls plus Arctic Tern over Aldwincle Lake and first-summer Whooper Swan still on Elinor Trout Lake

22 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers

22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – again with cattle on north side of North Lake, 14.30

22 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – twenty-eight flew east, along with a Black-tailed Godwit, 12.30

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults again, flew north-east over the A45 Lay-by Pit, 12.15, also Common Sandpiper

22 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) in Wader Bay, 11.50

22 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake, 11.45

⊗   22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign with cattle on north-west side of North Lake, 11.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 11.00

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults flew north-west over the main lake, 10.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 10.30

22 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – a ‘cream crown’ flew south-west over Mary’s Lake, 09.50

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.35

22 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – four on the main barrage lake, 09.20

22 Apr  Osprey Stanwick GP – one flew south-west along the River Nene, crossing the A6 and on over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 09.06

22 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – seven on the main lake, 08.45

22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on north-west side of North Lake, 08.30

22 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwicle Lake, 08.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the inlet, early morning

Sunday 21st April

21 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 14.35

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 14.00, viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Great Egret  Grafton Regis – one near the nature reserve, 14.00

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 11.40, viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one flew over Aldwicle Lake late morning, also first-summer Whooper Swan in crop filed north of Elinor Lake

21 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in front of Screen Hide, 11.35

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.15, best viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in front of Screen Hide, 08.45

21 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 08.15, also Great Egret on A45 Lay-by Pit

21 Apr  Greenshank  Stanford Res – one flew over at the dam end, 07.15

Saturday 20th April

20 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two on the main lake, 12.45

20 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – a wing-tagged ‘cream crown’ flew west

20 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Thrapston GP – an adult this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Great Egrets

20 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – two by the first bunker, 10.00

20 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 09.15, also Great Egret

20 Apr  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 08.50

20 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 08.45

20 Apr  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, 07.25

20 Apr  Greenshank  Pitsford Res – one flew over the dam, 06.30, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

Friday 19th April

19 Apr  Short-eared Owl  Stanwick GP – one by Black Bridge, near North Lake, 19.25

19 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern shore of the main lake, mid-evening

19 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 18.05, also Green Sandpiper and 10+ Yellow Wagtails

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – a female this afternoon

19 Apr  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one this afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

19 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle by North Lake, 15.40

19 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on the island in Aldwincle Lake, 15.30, also Curlew

19 Apr  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one still on pools on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake, 13.45

19 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

19 Apr  Arctic Tern  Ditchford GP – two on IL&M’s Higham Lake, early afternoon, also female Pintail and Common Sandpiper

19 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on Aldwincle Lake at midday, also Great Egret

19 Apr  Common Redstart  Summer Leys LNR – a male along the old rail track this morning

19 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake by feeding station this morning, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 11.00

19 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle in the north-west corner of North Lake, although elusive in long grass and sedges, 10.45, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls on A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.15

19 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Daventry CP – drake, 10.45

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Hanging Houghton – one along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.30, near hedge with ‘Environmental Headlands’ sign, also Yellow Wagtail

19 Apr  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – two, 09.00

19 Apr  Great Egret  Oundle – one on flood by A605 this morning

19 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in a tree east of Pintail Bay, 08.45

19 Apr  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Common Snipe

Thursday 18th April

18 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this evening

18 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Kelmarsh – one near wind turbines, 17.45

18 Apr  Common Redstart  Hellidon – a male on private land this evening

18 Apr  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one in pools on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake, 13.40

18 Apr  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one reported off feeding station early afternoon

⊗   18 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign of yesterday’s bird at the northernmost end this morning

18 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on Town Lake, 11.40

18 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 11.35, also Whimbrel and Green Sandpiper

18 Apr  Little Gull  Kettering – at least one still on Wicksteed Park Lake this morning

18 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Rushden – one on a roundabout on spire road, 10.15, SP96306783

18 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, 10.10, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers and 3 Dunlins

18 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 09.30

Wednesday 17th April

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle at the northernmost end, 19.30

17 Apr  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 19.00

17 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – a female in a field west of the town, adjacent to Manor Farm

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, now back with cattle at the northernmost end, 17.30

17 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – at least one still on the scrape, 16.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, and 5 Dunlins

17 Apr  Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – two this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlins and White Wagtail, 15.30

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, showing on west edge of island in North Lake, viewed from cycle path, 15.30

17 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – three on the dam, 15.20, also Yellow Wagtail

17 Apr  Cattle Egret Stanwick GP – one with cattle at the northernmost end before flying to willow tree on large island on North Lake, 14.10

17 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.30, in tree beyond the hedge with ‘Environmental Headlands’ sign

17 Apr  Little Gull  Kettering – two on Wicksteed Park Lake this morning

17 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult on main lake, 10.30, also 2 drake Garganeys (one scrape and in Wader Bay), also Great Egret and Dunlin

17 Apr  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning

17 Apr  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.15, also drake Garganey, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Common Snipe

Tuesday 16th April

16 Apr  Pied Flycatcher  Barton Seagrave – male in line of trees bordering Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave playing field, 20.00, before being lost in nearby chestnut trees

16 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one this evening

16 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still this evening, also Great Egret

16 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one off the feeding station, 18.00, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still on scrape

16 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 17.00

16 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still by the feeding station late morning, also 2 Great Egrets, 4 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

16 Apr  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – reported again in Pintail Bay, 10.50, also Osprey

16 Apr  Common Redstart  Rothersthorpe – a male in hedge in south-east corner of small horse paddock, off Banbury Lane, 200 m west of the village, visible from metal gate with discarded traffic cones, 09.25  SP709567

16 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two between 09.10 and 09.20, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

16 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still by the feeding station, 09.05 also Great Egret

16 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 09.00 and one over east, 09.15

Monday 15th April

15 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake, 12.25

15 Apr  Woodlark  Pitsford Res – one flew low east over the dam, calling, toward back of Moulton Grange Bay, 10.40, also Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers and Northern Wheatear still

15 Apr  Osprey  Oundle – one flew west along the River Nene, 10.25

15 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 10.00, also drake Garganey still

15 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one below the dam, 09.45

15 Apr  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 09.05

15 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Stanwick GP – one on the spit on the main lake, 08.40

15 Apr  Common Redstart  Daventry CP – a male in paddock immediately east of the country park, in hedge leading away from the track off the Long Buckby road, a field’s width from the road, 08.35

15 Apr  Greenshank  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 07.30, also Great Egret and 6 Yellow Wagtails

15 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 07.15

Sunday 14th April

14 Apr  White Wagtail  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, late afternoon

14 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to its original location, approximately 1 km west of Brampton Valley Way, 18.15

14 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 09.00

14 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 08.05

14 Apr  Jack Snipe  Barnwell – one on the flood adjacent to Barnwell Lock, early morning

Saturday 13th April

13 Apr  Common Redstart  Hellidon – a male on private land, 16.20

13 Apr  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, early afternoon

13 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one by the feeding station, 12.30

13 Apr  Osprey  Earls Barton GP – one flew high east over Mary’s Lake, 10.47, also Great Egret on Hardwater Lake, 12.25

13 Apr  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one still this morning

13 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, also 3 Pink-footed Geese in adjacent wheat field

13 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 07.20

13 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 07.10

Friday 12th April

12 Apr  Common Crane  Hanging Houghton – one flew high north, 17.20

12 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 15.30

12 Apr  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing at Aldwincle Lake 11.10, having been present in a tree at Elinor Trout Lake, one hour earlier; also Great Egret and 3 Pink-footed Geese

12 Apr  Knot  Knot Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.00, also adult Little Gull

12 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton, still off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in hedge by derelict red brick barn, 09.40

12 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Gull Island, 08.15, also Great Egret on the scrape

12 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two early morning, also Green Sandpiper

Thursday 11th April

11 Apr  Greenland Wheatear  Daventry CP – two males in paddock east of the country park

11 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam this evening, also 2 Great Egrets (one at the settling pond and one in trees at nearby Stanford Hall)

11 Apr  Great Egret  Aldwincle – one

11 Apr  Common Redstart  Earls Baron GP – male in bushes north of Mary’s Lake, 17.35

11 Apr  Little Gull Clifford Hill GP – two, 15.45, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Northern Wheatears and 5 White Wagtails

11 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, viewed from hard standing next to large barn, 13.20

11 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – three on Dragonfly Lake, Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 10.35

11 Apr  Osprey  Ditchford GP – one flew east over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.55

11 Apr  Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east, 09.30

11 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 08.30

11 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one from the dam, 08.15, also Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail

Wednesday 10th April

10 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 17.15

10 Apr  Little Gull Clifford Hill GP – two this evening, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Northern Wheatear and 9 White Wagtails

10 Apr  Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one over, 16.00

10 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, 15.30

10 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon

10 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, this afternoon

10 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still in front of feeding station

10 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one still 12.30, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Little Gull

10 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – two, mid-morning, also adult Little Gull plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

10 Apr  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 10.15, also Green Sandpiper

10 Apr  Tree Pipit  Daventry CP – one over, north, 09.58

10 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, this morning

10 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.15, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still on the main lake

10 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two from the dam, 08.00, also Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay and Peregrine

10 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream this morning

Tuesday 9th April

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four still, off the feeding station, 19.10

09 Apr  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one fishing, early evening

09 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, near to the straw pile, 18.45

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four still, off the feeding station, 18.30, also Great Egret, 4 Little Ringed Plovers and White Wagtail

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on A45 Lay-by Pit, 18.25

09 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, 17.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Arctic Tern, 12 Little Gulls and Yellow Wagtail

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – one still, 17.10, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on the Main Lake, 16.35

09 Apr  Great Egret  Sulby Res – two this afternoon

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – two again in Guilsborough Bay, late afternoon, also 2 Dunlins and 3 White Wagtails

09 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two off the dam, 13.25, also Peregrine

09 Apr  Little Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – two (adult and second-summer), 12.15, also Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still at midday, also 2 Dunlins

09 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning

09 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets still

09 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – four on the main barrage lake, 10.45, also 2 Curlews, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow Wagtail and 8-10 White Wagtails (all at the pools along the northern shoreline)

09 Apr  White Wagtail  Summer Leys LNR – two on Fisherman’s Point, Main Lake, 09.30

09 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – one this morning

09 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – second-summer still on A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and Great Egret

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 3 Dunlins

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – one, 08.05, also Curlew and Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four from Pioneer Hide, 08.05

09 Apr  Little Gull  Boddington Res – three this morning

09 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, this morning

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer on the main lake, 07.10

Monday 8th April

08 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – one off the dam briefly, 18.45, also 11 Little Gulls still, falling to 6 by 19.30, plus Common Sandpiper

08 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Hellidon – one briefly today

08 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, late evening

08 Apr  Little Gull  Hollowell Res – eleven, early evening

08 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – twelve, early evening

08 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one with 8 Little Gulls, 18.10, all of which flew high east at 18.30, also 2 Curlews and 2 Northern Wheatears

08 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer on the A45 Layby Pit, 17.20

08 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in tree by dung pile, opposite large barn, 16.10

08 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – two in Guilsborough Bay, 16.00, also 7 Little Gulls

08 Apr  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one off the Holly Tree, 13.30, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

08 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Bugbrooke – four east of village, 11.45

08 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three late morning, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

08 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay mid-morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

08 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, this morning, also Green Sandpiper

08 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Sunday 7th April

07 Apr  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one, late evening

07 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Bugbrooke – two in field with owl box, east of village, 11.45

07 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two off the dam late morning, also Northern Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail, plus drake Red-crested Pochard in Walgrave Bay

07 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake, 11.00, also 2 more Pink-footed Geese in field immediately north of Elinor Trout Lake

07 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – two on IL&M Dragonfly Lake this morning

07 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – four (3 adults and a first-summer) on Aldwincle Lake, 10.20, also first-winter Whooper Swan and Pink-footed Goose still

07 Apr  harrier sp  Fawsley Park – ‘grey male’ flew north, c.10.10; also seen earlier at nearby Eydon

07 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Gretton – one south-east of the village, from Jurassic Way toward Harringworth Lodge this morning, grid ref: SP916946, also Osprey over

07 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two this morning

07 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, in front of feeding station, 09.25

07 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – two in the field behind the 4th pylon along from the Premier Inn 08.15, also 46 Golden Plovers flew south, 12 White Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake

07 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 07.30

07 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.30

Saturday 6th April

06 Apr  Jack Snipe  Northampton – one at Upton Mill, 18.15

06 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – six still on the main barrage lake, 17.55

06 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – three, 16.20

06 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – nine on the main barrage lake, 15.50, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 White Wagtails

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 15.05

06 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – two adults, 13.25, also Green Sandpiper

06 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on the A45 Layby Pit, 12.50

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in the small trees by the stream, between the barn and small spinney, 12.25

06 Apr  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one this morning

06 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Yellow Wagtail by dam

06 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one in the field behind the 4th pylon along from the Premier Inn this morning, also Golden Plover, 5 White Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail

06 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – adult this morning (different individual to yesterday)

06 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, on Eddie’s Island, 08.07

06 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.25

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 07.25

Friday 5th April

05 Apr  Little Gull  Hollowell Res – two adults, 18.30

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 18.00

05 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult late afternoon

05 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults late afternoon

05 Apr  Little Gull  Daventry CP – adult late afternoon

05 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – adult late afternoon, also Great Egret still

05 Apr  Common Redstart  Moulton – male on private land at Moulton College, late morning

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in hedge below small barn, 300 m south of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 200 m west of Brampton Valley Way, 10.15

05 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still mid-morning, also Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

05 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one at the eastern end of the main barrage lake, 09.15, also Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtails

05 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.25, also Green Sandpiper

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.25

05 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake from Screen Hide, 07.20

Thursday 4th April

04 Apr  Hen Harrier  Stoke Albany – one flew east over the B669 between Stoke Albany and Desborough AF, 15.35

04 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew south, 14.40, also White Wagtail

04 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two drakes off the Feeding Station, 13.25

04 Apr  Pink-footed Goose Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets still

04 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.15, also Peregrine and Green Sandpiper

04 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.50

Wednesday 3rd April

03 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake off the sailing club, 13.45

03 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, 2 Great Egrets and Curlew

03 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, late morning

03 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still off the Feeding Station, 11.30

03 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper

03 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still off the Feeding Station, 08.50

03 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Tuesday 2nd April

02 Apr  Nordic Jackdaw  Kettering – one showing characteristics of this race at Castle Field, Wicksteed Park today

02 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one this morning, also another on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

02 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two this morning, also Green Sandpiper

02 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Monday 1st April

01 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 19.30

01 Apr  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still around Neville’s Lodge, 18.35

01 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still

01 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake between Chestnut Corner and Feeding Station, 14.30

01 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.30-12.55

01 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – a male (’03’ from Rutland Water) over Maytrees Hide, 11.30

01 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Brampton Valley Way – male reported in a horse field at Draughton Crossing, 10.11 but no further sign, following subsequent search, by 11.30

Sunday 31st March

31 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening

31 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Northampton – male in horse paddock adjacent to Kingsthorpe Meadows LNR, off Mill Lane, 16.40

31 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one at the base of Fisherman’s Point, 13.00, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers

31 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – two (male and female) from the car park at midday

31 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – male at the first bunker this morning

31 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

31 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.00

Saturday 30th March

30 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this afternoon, also Short-eared Owl

30 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult on Rotary Island early afternoon, also drake Garganey on the main lake

30 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-summer north of the causeway, 11.05, also Common Sandpiper on causeway

30 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three on Gull Island late morning

30 Mar  Osprey  Bulwick – one over, 09.20

30 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 09.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Black-tailed Godwit and

30 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 08.50

30 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in trees east of the hide, 07.35

30 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.30

Friday 29th March

29 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00-18.00

29 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one near the old hide this afternoon

29 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still late morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, 2 Great Egrets and 2 Common Snipe

29 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Ditchford GP – one over Otter Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR, late morning

29 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.40, showing well along hedge with ‘Environmental Headland’ notice, also male Northern Wheatear and Corn Bunting

29 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake,10.00, visible only from the east side of the lake at a point 100m before the viewing screen

29 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – a male by the third bunker, 08.50

29 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 08.40

29 Mar  Osprey  Cold Ashby – one flew west over Honey Hill, 08.35

29 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning

Thursday 28th March

28 Mar  Hooded Crow  Summer Leys LNR – one photographed in flight over cattle field immediately north of the reserve

28 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00-18.00

28 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 18.00

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one late afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 14.20

28 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one with Little Egrets, again in trees behind Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 13.20, largely obscured but visible from wooden platform on circular walk from Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre, before flying out of view into trees/scrub on the shopping centre side of the lake, 13.35

28 Mar  White Stork  Ditchford GP – one circling above the A6 the eastern end of Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows before finally drifting west over nearby Higham Ferrers, 12.55

28 Mar  Firecrest  Pitsford Res – one in the rear scrub area of Scaldwell Bay, beyond ringing hut and by vehicle bridge over stream, 11.25,

28 Mar  White Stork  Braunston – one drifting toward Barby, 08.45, as viewed from lay-by on A45, present yesterday in adjacent area of Warwickshire

28 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 08.15

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, at the dam end, 08.05

28 Mar  Ruff  Stanwick GP – sixteen on the main lake, 07.10

28 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.00

Wednesday 27th March

27 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the bund this evening

27 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, also Corn Bunting

27 Mar  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – two flew over Walgrave Bay this morning

27 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 08.40

27 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one just north of the reserve, 07.00

27 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.00

Tuesday 26th March

26 Mar  Common Crane  Holcot – two over, toward Pitsford Res, at midday

26 Mar  Osprey  Deene Lake – one over late morning, also 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

26 Mar  Common Crane  Moulton – two over, south, 10.25

26 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – one still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, Great Egret, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

26 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay, 08.35, also drake Red-crested Pochard off the sailing club

26 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 08.30, also Green Sandpiper

26 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stanwick GP – one along the causeway of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.10

26 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.05

Monday 25th March

25 Mar  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 16.15, from Pioneer Hide

25 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – no further sign of one in trees below Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 14.15

25 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke

25 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least one, still

25 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still, late morning, also two Great Egrets and 2 Green Sandpipers but no sign of Ring-necked Duck

25 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one in trees below Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 11.35, visible from wooden platform on circular walk from Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre and apparently present in the area for several days

25 Mar  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake near the feeding station, 08.30

Sunday 24th March

24 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this afternoon

24 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake again at southern end of Aldwincle Lake, 11.15, but visible only from South Hide or between there and the raised bench

24 Mar  Jack Snipe  Thrapston GP – one near Kirby Hide, 10.10 but no sign of Ring-necked Duck

24 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 09.30

24 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, now just west of the Brampton Valley Way, 09.15, also Northern Wheatear

24 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, by the River Nene but no sign of yesterday’s Avocets

Saturday 23rd March

23 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

23 Mar  Common Crane  Brixworth – two flew east, 17.15

23 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake, 16.00

23 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR/DIRFT3 – one still, 15.55

23 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, Keepers Lodge Bay, 15.50

23 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Little Ringed Plover and 3 Redshanks

23 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two still on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 14.35

23 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Mears Ashby – female just north of the village, east of Highfield Road, early afternoon

23 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 10.50 and still present 12.05

23 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, late morning

23 Mar  Crossbill  Kelmarsh – one flew over Scotland Wood, 10.00

23 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay, 09.10

23 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.45, also Corn Bunting

23 Mar  Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – at least one, still, off Pintail Bay, 07.35

Friday 22nd March

22 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – second-winter again, also 3 Great Egrets

22 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.55, also 2 Corn Buntings

22 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, late morning

22 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.38, though mobile and elusive

22 Mar  Whooper Swan Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still but no sign of yesterday’s Ring-necked Duck

Thursday 21st March

21 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this evening

21 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

21 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, north of the dam, 16.55

21 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stortons GP – one in ringers’ cut in the reedbed, 16.00

21 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake, from Kirby Hide, 15.00

21 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – a male just north of the summit compound mid-morning

21 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 08.25, also Great Egret

21 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, also Corn Bunting

21 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, 07.55

Wednesday 20th March

20 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one still

20 Mar  Jack Snipe  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this evening, also 40 Common Snipe

20 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 16.50, also Great Egret

20 Mar  ‘Viking’ Gull Daventry CP – a juvenile Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid between 10.00 and 10.30, then flew off

20 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still on Elinor Trout Lake, plus 2 Great Egrets

20 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit from Screen Hide

20 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, also Northern Wheatear and 2 Corn Buntings

20 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 06.55

Tuesday 19th March

19 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, early evening

19 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, late morning, also first-winter Whooper Swan still by the sailing club on Town Lake

19 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR today

19 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off the causeway car park this afternoon, also Merlin

19 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off the causeway car park

19 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.00

19 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

19 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

19 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.30, also 9 Redshanks

Monday 18th March

18 Mar  Black Redstart  Great Doddington – a female in Glenfield Drive

18 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – seven or eight in larches by the car park this afternoon

18 Mar  Great Egret  Welton – one flew west, 17.04 and appeared to land

18 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, viewable distantly in small plantation on top of hill, 16.55

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 16.20, also Green Sandpiper

18 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

18 Mar  Jack Snipe  Pitsford Res – one today, also 48 Common Snipe

18 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – male still in the north-west corner of the main lake’s grazing area, 200 m from the entrance from Lakeside, 13.25

18 Mar  White Wagtail  Hardingstone GP – one in horse paddock on the southern perimeter, 13.00, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

18 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult early afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 12.00, also 3 Great Egrets

18 Mar  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew north over Brixworth CP, 12.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay and 2 Great Northern Divers still, between the causeway and The Narrows

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, late morning, also Great Egret

18 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, c.400 m south of the causeway, 09.30

Sunday 17th March

17 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult in the roost this evening, also 2 Great Egrets and 2 Pink-footed Geese, still

17 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR today

17 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – male still, in the north-west corner of the main lake’s grazing area, 200 m from the entrance from Lakeside, 12.15

17 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 11.35

17 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still at the southern end of Town Lake, 11.30

17 Mar  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter still, 11.00, also Redshank and Jack Snipe

17 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern side, between the muddy peninsula and the entrance from Lakeside, 10.30

17 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also Great Egret

17 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this morning

17 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Clifford Hill GP – adult, 08.45, also White Wagtail

17 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.50, also 2 Corn Buntings

17 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 06.55, also Curlew over, 07.50

17 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 06.45

Saturday 16th March

16 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still north of the dam this afternoon, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

16 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

16 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Friday 15th March

15 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake

15 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, late afternoon

15 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

15 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – one still by Elinor Trout lake this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

15 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Thursday 14th March

14 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one reported from Pioneer Hide during the afternoon

14 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

14 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still north of the dam, 17.00

14 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 16.55

14 Mar  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries today (present since December 2018)

14 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter briefly before flying towards Shawell (Leics), 10.40, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

Wednesday 13th March

13 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 16.30

13 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, early afternoon

13 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning

Tuesday 12th March

12 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still early evening, also Great Egret

12 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still north of the dam, 17.30, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull north of the causeway

12 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

12 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

Monday 11th March

11 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

11 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

11 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.30, also male Merlin over

11 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets and Green Sandpiper

11 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags in crop field by Elinor Trout lake this morning, also 2-3 Great Egrets

11 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – one again in hedgerow along bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00

Sunday 10th March 2019

10 Mar  Merlin  Maidwell – male in the Blueberry Farm area, 14.20

10 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake, 12.15

10 Mar  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Moon Lake, 11.45

10 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the small lake opposite the Diamond Centre, 11.15

10 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Chester House Lake, 10.35

10 Mar  Kittiwake  Stanford Res – adult briefly, 08.50

10 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end, 08.05, also Great Egret in Blowers Lodge Bay

Saturday 9th March

09 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end, also Great Egret at the settling pond, plus Redshank and Green Sandpiper

09 Mar  White Wagtail  Hollowell Res – two this morning, 11.00, also Jack Snipe and Stonechat

09 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four this morning, also Redshank

09 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake this morning, also Barnacle Goose

Friday 8th March

08 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon

08 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end

08 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this afternoon

08 Mar  Crossbill  Harlestone Heath – up to 11 this afternoon (one near the entrance and c.10 near the sawmill, 12.15)

08 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning, also 2 Curlews, which then flew east

Thursday 7th March

07 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult, 18.20

07 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still north of the dam, 16.55

07 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this morning

07 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keeper’s Lodge Bay this morning

07 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – at least one still with Greylags, at the entrance to Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also Great Egret on Heronry Lake and Curlew over

Wednesday 6th March

06 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – second-winter, 18.15

06 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this afternoon

06 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, near Peter Scott Hide, this morning, also Great Egret

Tuesday 5th March

05 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three this afternoon

05 Mar  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter, still, 12.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

05 Mar  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – two, male and female, drinking from puddles along track to hide today

05 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Hardingstone GP – drake, early afternoon

05 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, in The Narrows, 12.50

05 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

Monday 4th March

04 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – two showing well in the picnic area plus several others heard calling in the larches near the car park

04 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this afternoon, also 16 Common Snipe

04 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this afternoon

04 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at midday

04 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still

Sunday 3rd March

03 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon

03 Mar  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult, 11.30-12.00, also Jack Snipe on flood marsh

03 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – final total of 11-12 in larches near car park, late morning

03 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 9 in larches near car park, 10.40

Saturday 2nd March

02 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 3 this morning, along footpath south-east of the main track at SP964980

02 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake now at south-west end of main lake, 11.50

02 Mar  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – a female in the back of Guilsborough Bay, 10.35, also Jack Snipe and first-winter Caspian Gull

02 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stanford Res – one this morning

02 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 10.00, also third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

02 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also 4 Great Egrets and Peregrine

02 Mar  Whooper Swan Northampton – two heard flying east over Duston, 07.00

02 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake again on small lake immediately south of the main lake and immediately west of the Visitor Centre Lake, 06.50

Friday 1st March

01 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake back at western end of main lake, 14.40

01 Mar  Crossbill  Irchester CP – male singing above the woodcutters’ buildings,14.15

01 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 13.05

01 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake relocated on small lake immediately south of the main lake and immediately west of the Visitor Centre Lake, viewed from the wooden 4-post sculpture, 12.00, also Dunlin and Curlew over north (08.50) but no further sign of the Cattle Egret

01 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake late morning, also 2 Pink-footed Geese adjacent to Elinor Trout Lake and 2 Great Egrets

01 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Dunlin, plus one Great Egret on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

01 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 3 south of the car park, 10.30

01 Mar  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile female again, below dam at 08.50, also 2 Great Egrets by the settling pond

01 Mar  Cattle Egret Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.45 but no sign of yesterday’s Ring-necked Duck

Thursday 28th February

28 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 16.30

28 Feb  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake at the western end of the main lake, 14.35

28 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great Egrets and Peregrine

28 Feb  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – at least 4 at Olney Lane end

Wednesday 27th February

27 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 18.00

27 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 15.55

27 Feb  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 12.40, also 2 Green Sandpipers

27 Feb  Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the central spit of the main lake, 09.00

27 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning, also Redshank and Common Snipe

Tuesday 26th February

26 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one still, 17.00 to 17.35, visible distantly from the A5 at the disused entrance to DIRFT3 development site, also 3 Curlews

26 Feb  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost

26 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult summer on The Scrape, 12.15-12.35, then flew west, also 2 Great Egrets

26 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also White-fronted Goose and 2 Great Egrets

26 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this morning

26 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, early morning

Monday 25th February 2019

25 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

25 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one, 17.25, visible from the A5 at the disused entrance to DIRFT3 development site

25 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, in field next to dam, late morning

25 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – five again this morning

25 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still with Greylags this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

25 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning

Sunday 24th February

24 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two, possibly three, at Neville’s Lodge, 17.25-18.00

24 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard

24 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

24 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 11.40, also Green Sandpiper

24 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards on nearby Pete Wilds’ Lake (Earls Barton GP)

24 Feb  Corn Bunting  Culworth – one with c.100 Yellowhammers, Chaffinches and Linnets, 2.5 km due south of the village, in roadside hedge opposite track to old farm building east of road, 10.00

24 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.45, also Green Sandpiper

Saturday 23rd February

23 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.35

23 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, on the reservoir, 16.15

23 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four still

23 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter, 12,45, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

23 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Great Egret

23 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 2 still, 11.45

Friday 22nd February

22 Feb  White-fronted Goose  Byfield – several flew over, calling, 20.05

22 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening, 17.00-17.25

22 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this afternoon

22 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still on Elinor Trout Lake and 3 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

22 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – five this morning

22 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, at c.SP733744, late morning, though distant

22 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, west of causeway car park, 10.30

22 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Curlew over and Green Sandpiper on the dam

22 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 09.15

Thursday 21st February

21 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – juvenile female at Neville’s Lodge, 18.00

21 Feb  Cattle Egret  Location withheld – one photographed along the River Nene today

21 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this evening

21 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one still on Mary’s Lake today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards still

21 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.45, at c.SP733744

21 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 2 still today

21 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 12.30, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday 20th February

20 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this afternoon, also 100 Golden Plovers

20 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – five this afternoon

20 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – six still by woodcutters’ yard, 12.00

20 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

20 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – unspecified number by woodcutters’ yard, 09.15

Tuesday 19th February

19 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in The Narrows, late afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets north of the causeway but no sign of the Ring-necked Duck

19 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.15, at c.SP733744, but mobile

19 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – three by woodcutters’ huts, 13.00

⊗  19 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – no sign in 2-hour search off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late morning; one Corn Bunting still

19 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

Monday 18th February

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

18 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile female still, 15.30, also adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost

18 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 6, 14.00

18 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still this morning

18 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

Sunday 17th February

17 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

17 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one this afternoon

17 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this afternoon

17 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on IL&M today

17 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

17 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 4 in trees to left of first car park, 11.40

17 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, initially on Elinor Trout Lake before moving to Town Lake, also 3 Great Egrets

17 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

17 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one, still, visible from dam around moored boats off sailing club, 08.20

17 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, at top of weedy field, 08.15

Saturday 16th February

16 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – juvenile female again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.30, also Short-eared Owl

16 Feb  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – juvenile flew west over the dam, 16.30, also male Merlin over setaside, 16.50

16 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, this afternoon

16 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight still, 14.50, but mobile

16 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 14.00

16 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 11.50, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

16 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake on main lake from Rotary Hide, 10.40, also 2 Great Egrets

16 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter, 10.40, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

16 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 09.40, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, also Merlin

16 Feb  Glossy Ibis  Overstone – a possible (unidentified ibis sp.) flew south between here and Moulton 08.30

Friday 15th February

15 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.48

15 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 16.35

15 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, today, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

15 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (first-winter and second-winter) early afternoon

15 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

15 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter on Town Lake this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

15 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hollowell Res – one reported at the feeder stream end, 11.45

15 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Grendon Lakes, 11.35 (no sign of Ring-necked Duck)

15 Feb  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – third-winter, 10.15

Thursday 14th February

14 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 17.00, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker

14 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles north of the dam, 15.45, also drake Red-crested Pochard

14 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile again below the pig farm, 600 m south of the causeway

14 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on IL&M

14 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 13.15, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker

14 Feb  Avocet  Hollowell Res – one on the east shore near the dam, 12.50. Note there is rowing disturbance.

14 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still early afternoon

14 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – several still, 12.35, 50 m from first car park

14 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one near the feeder stream end, 11.00

14 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, in field behind Wimpy housing estate, alongside Town Walk

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also 4 Corn Buntings

Wednesday 13th February

13 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.25

13 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 15.20

13 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this afternoon, 14.30, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also male Merlin

13 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight still near playground area, 11.25

13 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still this morning

13 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still late morning

13 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 10.35, also 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, below pig farm 600 m south of the causeway, plus 9 Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay

Tuesday 12th February

12 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 17.15

12 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.05, also Short-eared Owl at 17.25

12 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on the main lake at Grendon Lakes, opposite the clubhouse/functions facility, 16.45

12 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 15.00

12 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight, mobile in larches between entrance and playground area, late morning

12 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still late morning

12 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, 08.15, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Monday 11th February

11 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay early evening

11 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge from 16.30

11 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 15.00, also Great Northern Diver in The Narrows

11 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight in pines just past playground area, 13.00

11 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on North Lake this morning

11 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this morning, also one on adjacent Summer Leys LNR

11 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and Corn Bunting

Sunday 10th February

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, again over feeders and setaside, 16.55

10 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – one, 15.30

10 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four or five this afternoon

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, over feeders in Blowers Lodge Bay, 14.25

10 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one this afternoon

10 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two in Pintail Bay 13.30

10 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.00

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile flew over the main lake at 13.00

10 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, 10.30, south of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker although distant

10 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

10 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 09.45

10 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 08.40

10 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker although distant

Saturday 9th February

09 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, from 16.15

09 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, juvenile Great Northern Diver between Pintail Bay and the causeway and adult Caspian Gull between Pintail Bay and the sailing club

09 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area today, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also at least 2 Corn Buntings

09 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still this afternoon

09 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least one still in Scaldwell Bay, 14.25, also Redshank and 2 Stonechats

09 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – two (one male) in pines close to playground area and drinking at nearby small pond early afternoon

09 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least one still this morning, also 7 Dunlin

09 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this morning

09 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, over Downtown Wood, behind Blowers Lodge Bay, 09.05

09 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning

Friday 8th February

08 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

08 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again this morning, also drake Pintail and Great Egret

08 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Thursday 7th February

07 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in small bay east of Pintail Bay this afternoon, 14.00, also several Red-crested Pochards and two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still

07 Feb  Merlin  Yardley Chase – one between here and Easton Maudit

07 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – one on Aldincle Lake this morning, also adult White-fronted Goose and 4 Great Egrets

07 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two over the dam with Greylags, 09.50, also Great Egret and Green Sandpiper

07 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Wednesday 6th February

06 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00

06 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows today

06 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in small bay east of Pintail Bay this afternoon, also two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still

06 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

06 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.00, by on-site traffic cone marker

06 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over Keepers Lodge Bay, 13.20, also 2 Great Egrets

06 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

06 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two this morning

06 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and 2 Corn Buntings

Tuesday 5th February

05 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter late afternoon, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still and Great Egret

05 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon

05 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, near the dam

05 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, early afternoon, also 4-5 Great Egrets

05 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

05 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on Mary’s Lake, 09.45, also 2 Great Egrets

Monday 4th February

04 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still today, also 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers still

04 Feb  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – two (adult and third-winter) in roost late afternoon before flying north

04 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.45-17.20

04 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

04 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over the feeding station

04 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two, early afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets

04 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter again, on Town Lake, this morning

04 Feb  Jack Snipe  Desborough AF – one this morning

04 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 09.15

04 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and several Corn Buntings

Sunday 3rd February

03 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.10, also at least 2 Short-eared Owls

03 Feb  Merlin  Chipping Warden – a female/immature flew north-west near Rectory Farm, 15.45

03 Feb  Smew  Thrapston GP – a drake at the southern end of Aldwincle Lake, 14.50, also 2 Pink-footed Gees and 2-3 Great Egrets

03 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on IL&M LNR still

03 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards at least one juvenile Great Northern Diver and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 14.15

03 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke 12.05, by on-site traffic cone marker also male Merlin and Corn Bunting

03 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two, 10.40, also Great Egret

03 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this morning, also at least one juvenile Great Northern Diver

03 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, on the ice to the left of North Hide, visible from the iron bridge, 09.00

03 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

03 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Saturday 2nd February

02 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway this afternoon

02 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00

02 Feb  White-fronted Goose  Thrapston GP – adult on main lake at dusk

02 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 16.00, also Green Sandpiper

02 Feb  Great Egret  Hanging Houghton – one flew west over bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.30

02 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still in reeds at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, 15.00, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still

02 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two still on Mary’s Lake, 14.30

02 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.50, by on-site traffic cone marker 

02 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four this morning, also at least one Pink-footed Goose still on Elinor Trout Lake

02 Feb  Great Egret  Thorpe Malsor Res – one along the north bank, 11.35

02 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter still, 11.00, also Great Egret, 2 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

02 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this morning, also 6 Red-crested Pochards in Catwalk Bay and 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, off The Holly Tree

02 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin

02 Feb  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – five flew south, 08.05

Friday 1st February

01 Feb  Hen Harrier  Hanging Houghton – a ‘ringtail’ on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

01 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still in reeds at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, viewed distantly from Kirby Hide, 15.20

01 Feb  Merlin  Ravensthorpe Res – one over nearby field, 14.30

01 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three with Greylags by Elinor Trout Lake, this afternoon (not Tundra Bean Geese as previously reported)

01 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one showing well from North Hide on Aldwincle Lake, 12.15, also 3 Great Egrets

01 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 11.30

01 Feb  Tundra Bean Goose  Thrapston GP – two still with Greylags on Elinor Trout Lake, 11.25, also Pink-footed Goose still

01 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.05, by on-site traffic cone marker  also several Corn Buntings

Thursday 31st January

31 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two again at Neville’s Lodge, hunting around crop fields from 16.35

31 Jan  Tundra Bean Goose  Thrapston GP – two with Greylags on west side of Elinor Trout Lake, 15.35, also White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose still

31 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, mid-afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also several Corn Buntings

31 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ditchford GP – two (one drake) on IL&M Dragonfly Lake, 14.30

31 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, early afternoon

31 Jan  White-fronted Goose  Thrapston GP – one and a Pink-footed Goose with Greylags on west side of Elinor Trout Lake, early afternoon

31 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 11.25, also 6 Great Egrets north of the causeway

Wednesday 30th January

30 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one north of Neville’s Lodge, 15.25

30 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least two still north of the causeway today

30 Jan  Waxwing  Desborough – one at The Plens NR, 14.30, before flying north-west toward housing estate

30 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – three still this afternoon, mobile between the main lake and adjacent Mary’s Lake

30 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, early afternoon, also Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid

30 Jan  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one this morning

30 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake again in Pintail Bay this morning

30 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin, 8 Golden Plovers and 2 Corn Buntings

Tuesday 29th January

29 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least 3 today, also c.200 Golden Plovers and one Common Snipe

29 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.15 but no sign of ‘ringtail’ Hen Harrier

29 Jan  Nordic Jackdaw  Stanwick GP – one around the main lake this afternoon

29 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two south of the causeway, in The Narrows near buoy ‘Y’, 11.00-11.30, also 13 Red-crested Pochards (8 drakes) and 3 Great Egrets

29 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two today

29 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

29 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.50, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Monday 28th January

28 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.50 to 17.00, also Short-eared Owl

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke 15.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

28 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two south of the causeway this afternoon, also 10 Red-crested Pochards, 4-5 Great Egrets, 2 Jack Snipe, 37 Common Snipe and Stonechat

28 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this morning

28 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still today, also 2 Great Egrets

28 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in Pintail Bay, 10.20

28 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, also 13 Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper

28 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile flew west, 08.40

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Sunday 27th January

27 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, off  the Sailing Club 17.00, also first-winter drake Scaup and third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

27 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.40 to 17.00

27 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

27 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake again in Pintail Bay, 13.30  to 14.45

27 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 6 Great Egrets

27 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 11.20

27 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 10.25, over wood and disused railway track on southern side – best looked for south of green barns along Cold Ashby Road

27 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.35, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

Saturday 26th January

26 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge, 16.45-17.00

26 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, photographed, 16.15

26 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

26 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two flew west over Wilson’s Pits 16.00

26 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Heronry Lake this afternoon

26 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, 12.30, also first-winter Scaup, c.17 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

26 Jan  Corn Bunting  Hanging Houghton – four on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.10, by on-site traffic cone marker  but no further sign of Great Grey Shrike this afternoon

26 Jan  Jack Snipe  Northampton – two at Barnes Meadow LNR this morning

26 Jan  Waxwing  Staverton – six flew over this morning

26 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 09.35 but not subsequently, also 2 Great Northern Divers still in The Narrows, plus adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10.45

26 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.15, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Corn Bunting

26 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, in hedge 100 m north of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Friday 25th January

25 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – still, late afternoon, in flight and calling, with Skylarks off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in area of on-site traffic cone marker  also Great Grey Shrike still

⊗ 25 Jan  Waxwing  Northampton – no further sign of the one in Hardwick Road, East Hunsbury, to 15.45

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.15, by on-site traffic cone marker  also at least one Corn Bunting

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.30, by on-site traffic cone marker 

25 Jan  Waxwing  Northampton – one in Hardwick Road, East Hunsbury, 12.35, then flew south

25 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (first-winter and second-winter), 11.00, also 2 Peregrines, 3 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

25 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake

25 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 5 Great Egrets

25 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again this morning, 10.35, in stubble field off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in area of on-site  traffic cone marker  also Great Grey Shrike still

25 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 09.30

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.45, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

Thursday 24th January

24 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

24 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again with Skylarks, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.00, in area of on-site  traffic cone marker 

24 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two again, in front of the hide and viewable from the dam, 13.25, also Great White Egret

24 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 12.40, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

24 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, in hedgerow 500 m north of traffic cone marker  on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.30

24 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, 11.30, also drake Pintail and 3 Great Egrets

24 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this morning, south of the causeway, just east of Pintail Bay, also 19 Red-crested Pochards 300 m south of causeway car park and  2 Great Northern Divers off The Gorse Bushes

24 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.45, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin and several Corn Buntings

Wednesday 23rd January

23 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

23 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this afternoon

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.50, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also 2+ Corn Buntings but no further reports of Lapland Bunting

23 Jan  Merlin  Hanging Houghton – one, 12.20, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke; no further sign of Great Grey Shrike, Lapland or Corn Buntings

23 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again in flight, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.05, by on-site  traffic cone marker 

23 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – one with Skylark flock in same area as Great Grey Shrike, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.35, by on-site  traffic cone marker 

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.05, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.20, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also Corn Bunting

Tuesday 22nd January

22 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.20, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge this afternoon

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pits, 14.40

22 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – two over ‘rough area’, early afternoon

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, around millet field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.40, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two west of Ditchford Lane, late morning, also Jack Snipe

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on hedge overlooking weedy field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.00, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on hedge overlooking weedy field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.20, ‘by a traffic cone’

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane, 09.15

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – one on a hedge overlooking a weedy field on road to Cottesbrooke 09.10; no specific directions currently available

⊗ 22 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – no sign of drake on Grendon Lake to 09.00; drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid from nearby Summer Leys present with mixed Tufted Duck and Pochard flock

Monday 21st January

21 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still late afternoon, south of green barns along Cold Ashby Road

21 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

21 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 12.30, over fields behind wood along Cold Ashby Road, heading towards Park Farm

21 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake, 11.30

21 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on Grendon Lake, 09.55

Sunday 20th January

20 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still today, also 5 Great Egrets

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – a ‘ringtail’, possibly juvenile male, at Neville’s Lodge, 16.10-16.35, also Short-eared Owl

20 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, off The Gorse Bushes, 14.30

20 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one with Greylags at the north-eastern end, 13.55

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 12.00, by wood along old rail track

20 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (Cotton Reel Lake) and  Great Egret

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again this morning, flew across Blowers Lodge Bay toward wind turbines, 10.25, then quartering fields south of the dam 10.45

20 Jan  Caspian Gull  Chacombe – adult again around cattle sheds between the village and the A361

Saturday 19th January

19 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, viewed from Maytrees Hide, 16.30

19 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake today, also Barnacle Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Great Egret, Redshank and 4 Common Snipe

19 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.30

19 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter still, 10.00, also Peregrine, Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

19 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult in field on southern perimeter, 09.35

19 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 3 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

19 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, flew toward wind turbines, 09.10

Friday 18th January

18 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – a ‘probable’ with 5 Chiffchaffs just before the open-backed hide at the north-east corner of the main lake, 14.45

18 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR at the eastern end of Dragonfly Lake, 14.30

18 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also drake Pintail and 3-4 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

Thursday 17th January

17 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, late afternoon

17 Jan  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter on the reservoir, 16.35

17 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still, on A45 Lay-by Pit, late afternoon

17 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter on the reservoir, 15.30

17 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this afternoon, also drake Pintail and 3 Great Egrets

17 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.30

17 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over setaside field then over feeders, 13.15

17 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway 11.15, also 8 Red-crested Pochards

⊗ 17 Jan  Waxwing  Kettering – no sign this morning of yesterday’s three reported in St Mary’s Road, opposite Linden Medical Centre NN15 7NX

17 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off The Gorse Bushes, 08.55

Wednesday 16th January

16 Jan  Merlin  Badby – female/immature just west of A361, from the single track road to Lower Catesby, 16.25

16 Jan  Waxwing  Kettering – three reported in St Mary’s Road, late afternoon, feeding on berries opposite Linden Medical Centre NN15 7NX

16 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two on North Lake this afternoon, also Stonechat

16 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, south of reservoir, 15.30, viewed from track leading to Park Farm

16 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – juvenile again on reservoir, 15.30, also 2 White-fronted Geese

16 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still this afternoon

16 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, 11.15, also 2 Great Egrets

16 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, together off the sailing club, 07.45

Tuesday 15th January

15 Jan  Jack Snipe  Barnes Meadow LNR – five, 15.40

15 Jan  White-fronted Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags on the dam, 13.50

15 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter again this morning, also 2 Stonechats

15 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, 11.55, also 10 Red-crested Pochards and 4 Great Egrets

15 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least 4 this morning, 11.35

15 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, just east of The Gorse Bushes, 11.10

15 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two flew east, 10.00

Monday 14th January

14 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, 16.15

14 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one again this afternoon

14 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, early afternoon

14 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, 12.00, also 8+ Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

14 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two on the dam, 11.40

14 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also drake Pintail, 2 Great Egrets and Stonechat

Sunday 13th January

13 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – second-winter male again at Neville’s Lodge, 15.55 to 16.25

13 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, 15.30

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake off point between Scaldwell Bay and Walgrave Bay, 13.50, also drake Pintail, 12 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great Egrets, Redshank and 2 Stonechats

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the main lake, 13.30

13 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still between The Gorse Bushes and Pintail Bay

13 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still, on small pool at southern end of Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 2-3 Great Egrets

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 09.50, also 2 Great Egrets

13 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still, 09.30

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the main lake, viewable from Rotary Hide this morning

Saturday 12th January

12 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – second-winter male from nearby Stanwick GP north of Neville’s Lodge, 15.45 and again 16.05, also 2 Short-eared Owls

12 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, late afternoon before flying north-east

12 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a juvenile on the water at 11.30

12 Jan  Smew  Stanwick GP – a drake on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.45

12 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake, 10.30, also Ruff on ‘Cormorant Point’, drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid still but no sign of drake Ring-necked Duck

Friday 11th January

11 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 16.00

11 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – a drake on the main lake, viewable from Rotary Hide, present until 15.35 at least, also drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid (not Scaup as previously reported) and 2 Great Egrets

11 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult and second-winter, 15.00, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

11 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – second-winter, 14.15

11 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still late morning

Thursday 10th January

10 Jan  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – two flew over today

10 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.20 and again 15.35

10 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult and second-winter this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull still

10 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.45

10 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR (Dragonfly Lake) and Great Egret on Wilson’s Pits

10 Jan  Scaup  Summer Leys LNR – drake on main lake this morning

10 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 4 Great Egrets

Wednesday 9th January

09 Jan  Merlin  Warmington – female between Warmington and Oundle this afternoon

09 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two/three on the west side of the rough ground below Neville’s Lodge this afternoon

09 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.05

09 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon

09 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult, 13.00, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR (Dragonfly Lake) and Great Egret on Otter Lake this morning

09 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least four still this morning

09 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off Pintail Bay, viewable at long range from the dam, 10.05

09 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Tuesday 8th January

08 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this afternoon

08 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake this afternoon

08 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in mouth of Walgrave Bay this afternoon, also 13 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Great Northern Divers near the dam, Redshank south of the causeway and 2 Stonechats.

08 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.35

08 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in mouth of Walgrave Bay, 13.45, also 2 Great Northern Divers south of the causeway around The Narrows/Pintail Bay

Monday 7th January

07 Jan  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

07 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.13

07 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also Great Egret on Wilson’s Pits’ Second Lake, north-east of Rushden Lakes Shopping Complex, visible from A45

07 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off The Gorse Bushes, 1 km south of the causeway, 10.50, also 5 Great Egrets north of the causeway, 11.30

Sunday 6th January

06 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 15.15 to 15.50 at least

06 Jan  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult in gull roost, 15.45, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull; adult Yellow-legged Gull at nearby Chacombe cattle sheds, west of the village along Banbury Road, 15.00

06 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile quartering fallow strip near disused railway line, 14.20

06 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay, 14.10, also 250-300 Golden Plovers

06 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter, 12.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers; drake Wigeon x Gadwall hybrid still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

06 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake, 12.20

06 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ringstead GP – two females on Kinewell Lake this morning

06 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one flew across the main lake, 11.50

06 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still on Aldwincle Lake late morning

06 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off Grange Farm, past Pintail Bay, 10.00, also 2 Great Egrets still north of the causeway

Saturday 5th January

05 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.03

05 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one, south of the causeway near Stone Barn Bay, 10.55, also 11+ Red-crested Pochards and 2 Great Egrets

05 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult, 10.30, also 2 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats; drake Wigeon x Gadwall hybrid still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

05 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still this morning

Friday 4th January

04 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two hunting over large field with scrubby pond, south-east of barns at Neville’s Lodge, 16.10

04 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.05

04 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ringstead GP – female on Kinewell Lake this afternoon

04 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in Holcot Bay, early afternoon

04 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – first-winter, 11.55

04 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still in the small bay east of Pintail Bay this morning

04 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least four, possibly 5, this morning, also first-winter Whooper Swan still

04 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Barnacle Goose, Great Egret and Green Sandpiper

Thursday 3rd January

03 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one, mobile west of Ditchford Lane today

03 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this afternoon

03 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 13.30

03 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Aldwincle Lake this afternoon

03 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male flew over Visitor Centre Lake, 12.42

03 Jan  ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw  Daventry CP – one on the foreshore at the southern end, briefly at 11.35, also 4 Green Sandpipers

03 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

Wednesday 2nd January

02 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male flew north, 16.15, also 7 Common Snipe there

02 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – still around the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 10.50, also 14 Red-crested Pochards

02 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two reported by Pintail Bay this morning, also 11 Red-crested Pochards and up to 5 Great Egrets north of the causeway

02 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) this morning

02 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still this morning

02 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter Whooper Swan still, 09.55, also 2 Great Egrets

02 Jan  Hen Harrier  Ditchford GP – male flew north over Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) toward Stanwick GP, 09.40, also Great Egret

02 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off Yacht Bay, 08.10

Tuesday 1st January

01 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile over the feeding station in Blowers Lodge Bay again today, also Red-crested Pochard and Great Egret

01 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three from the feeding station, 12.30, also 300 Golden Plovers there this morning

01 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake this morning

01 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, Walgrave Bay, 11.00, also 14 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay and 4 Great Egrets in total north of the causeway

01 Jan  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one, 10.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Stonechats

01 Jan  Woodlark  Woodford – one briefly near round barrows on farmland between Woodford and the Addingtons, 10.20, before flying north and out of sight

01 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in small bay approximately 400 m east of Pintail Bay, 09.15

01 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male around farm buildings at far north-eastern end, 08.55, also Barnacle Goose, Pintail, Green Sandpiper and Short-eared/Long-eared Owl at Main Lake

01 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, between Maytrees Hide and Walgrave Bay 08.50, also 9 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

 

15 Responses to Latest Reports

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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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  8. Mandy says:

    Mike – could the injured Ruddy Shelduck not be rescued and treated, e.g. by RSPCA?

  9. COLIN TURVEY says:

    20/01/2017 c20 Waxwing Park area back of Woodside Avenue.( North of Northampton College) Flew off over A43 towards woodland between Holmecross Road and Heather Lane.

    I hope this is the right place to send a report in.

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