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Latest update: Monday 5th December 2016  17.50

Today

05 Dec    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still in north-west corner 15.30

05 Dec    Bearded Tit                      Stanwick GP – male still this morning

Sunday 4th December

04 Dec    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 4 Great White Egrets, Green Sandpiper, Redshank

04 Dec    Bearded Tit                      Stanwick GP – male still mobile along A45 Lay-by Pit causeway at 10.00

04 Dec    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still this morning, in north-west bay, visible from  dam 08.40

Saturday 3rd December

03 Dec    Bittern                               Stanwick GP – one came in again to roost in the reedbed at 16.20

03 Dec    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – a drake in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 18 Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets, Green Sandpiper, Redshank and adult Caspian Gull

03 Dec    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult now with goose flock in field by top car park 13.45

03 Dec    Scaup                                  Stanford Res – one still, also 28 Golden Plovers flew east and 16 Common Snipe

03 Dec    Slavonian Grebe           Clifford Hill GP – two still at 12.30

03 Dec    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – an adult by the dam at 11.00

03 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – three still this morning

03 Dec    Bearded Tit                      Stanwick GP – male still present off A45 Lay-by Pit causeway, in reeds on right hand side

03 Dec    Slavonian Grebe         Clifford Hill GP – two still in the north-west corner of the main barrage lake this morning

Friday 2nd December

02 Dec    Bittern                               Stanwick GP – two: one came in to roost in the reedbed at 16.15 and a second individual in flight over the A45 Lay-by Pit at 16.20

Thursday 1st December

01 Dec    Bearded Tit                      Stanwick GP – male still present along A45 Lay-by Pit causeway mid-afternoon and Bittern came in to roost in reedbed at 16.15, also 20+ Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

01 Dec    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – one again at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Stonechats nearby in Brampton Valley

01 Dec    Great White Egret        Hollowell Res – one present, also Barnacle Goose, 2 Common Snipe, adult Caspian Gull and 5 Stonechats

01 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – three again

Wednesday 30th November

30 Nov    Scaup                                  Stanford Res – one still but no sign of yesterday’s Whooper Swan

Tuesday 29th November 

29 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – one again, south of the A6, near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this evening

29 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Harrington AF – one this afternoon, also Peregrine and c.80 Golden Plovers

29 Nov    Long-tailed Duck          Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

29 Nov    Whooper Swan              Stanford Res – a first-winter at 13.00, also Scaup still plus 28 Common Snipe and Brambling

29 Nov    Bearded Tit                      Stanwick GP – male still present along A45 Lay-by Pit causeway this morning

29 Nov    Common Scoter            Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning, also 2 ‘redhead’ Smew, 3 Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochards and 3-4 Great White Egrets north of the causeway

29 Nov    Bewick’s Swan               Daventry CP – an adult mid-morning, also juvenile Peregrine, 15 Golden Plovers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 12 Common Snipe

Monday 28th November

28 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Brampton Valley – one again below Hanging Houghton also Merlin over sunflower crop and 2 Stonechats there

28 Nov    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – two this afternoon

28 Nov    Bearded Tit                    Stanwick GP – male still present along A45 Lay-by Pit causeway, also Dunlin, 4 Redshanks and 19 Common Snipe

28 Nov    Slavonian Grebe         Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake this afternoon

28 Nov    Common Scoter          Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at 09.45, also 4 Scaup still and 2 Great White Egrets

Sunday 27th November

27 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Sywell CP – one  on the north bank by the silver birch trees and in the field beyond (also present on 25th)

27 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – two adult & third-winter) in the gull roost this evening

27 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Finedon – two again, south of the A6, near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this evening 16.25

27 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Clifford Hill GP – two still in the north-west corner of the main barrage lake 14.00

27 Nov    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – three north of the road causeway late morning

27 Nov    Great White Egret        Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake at 10.30

27 Nov    Common Scoter            Stanford Res – three viewable from Blowers Lodge Bay area this morning, also Scaup still

27 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Clifford Hill GP – two still at the western end of the main barrage lake, on the northern side, at 10.30, also 7 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

27 Nov    Bearded Tit                    Stanwick GP – male still present along A45 Lay-by Pit causeway 08.55

27 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – juvenile male again briefly over setaside on right of disused railway track at the eastern end of the reservoir, c.800 metres east of gate on the South Kilworth road 07.45

Saturday 26th November 

26 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – juvenile male flew east along River Avon 16.10

26 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Clifford Hill GP – two at the western end of the main barrage lake, on the northern side, at 15.40

26 Nov    Bewick’s Swan              Summer Leys LNR – still 14.30

26 Nov    Sanderling                      Ditchford GP – two on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR 14.00

26 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Hollowell Res – a first-winter and 3 Stonechats

26 Nov    Great White Egret       Stanford Res – one over east at 13.00, also Scaup still plus 5 Common Snipe

26 Nov    Waxwing                         Harrington AF – two flew south this morning

26 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Borough Hill – one this morning

26 Nov    Brent Goose                  Clifford Hill GP – no  sign of dark-bellied adult this afternoon

26 Nov    Bewick’s Swan              Summer Leys LNR – two adults on Brayshaw’s Bund this morning, still present at 12.40

26 Nov    Smew                               Pitsford Res – three ‘redheads’ north of the causeway at 12.30, also 2 Great White Egrets

26 Nov    Brent Goose                  Clifford Hill GP – a dark-bellied adult with Canada Geese in the field south of the main lake this morning

26 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – juvenile male hunting over setaside on right of disused railway track at the eastern end of the reservoir, c.800 metres east of gate on the South Kilworth road from first light until 08.00

Friday 25th November

25 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – juvenile male again along disused railway track near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 14.30 and 15.40, also Merlin at 15.25 and Scaup on the reservoir

25 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Brampton Valley – one again below Hanging Houghton this morning, also 4 Stonechats

25 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay this morning

25 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – juvenile male again flew east over road and along disused railway track near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 08.40

Thursday 24th November

24 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Finedon – one again south of the A6, south of Neville’s Lodge 16.28

24 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Brampton Valley – one between Hanging Houghton and Gamboro Plantation this afternoon, also 4 Stonechats

24 Nov    Great White Egret      Hollowell Res – still present this afternoon

24 Nov    Waxwing                        Northampton – one flew over Pavillion Drive, Brackmills, toward Hardingstone GP 12.54

24 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ (a juvenile male) again flew east over road near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 10.30

Wednesday 23rd November

23 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Finedon – two south of the A6, north-west of Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this evening

23 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway, also 24 Pintails, 2 drake Red-crested Pochards, 2 (male & female) Red-crested Pochard x Mallard hybrids, 4 Scaup, male Peregrine, 2 Green Sandpipers, Redshank, 27 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

23 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still present this afternoon

23 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again flew east over road near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 15.18 and then hunting over fields further east near Sybolds Spinney until 15.45

Tuesday 22nd November 

22 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Finedon – one between Finedon and Irthlingborough, south of A6 at approximately SP925712 hunting over half-cut field before barns at 16.30

22 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again flew east over road near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 15.41

Monday 21st November

21 Nov    Little Gull                         Pitsford Res – a second-winter in the gull roost this evening, also Yellow-legged Gull

21 Nov    Hen Harrier                   Stanwick GP – a ‘ringtail’ late afternoon appeared to roost near the reedbed, also male Bearded Tit still

Sunday 20th November 

20 Nov    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one today, also Peregrine and Green Sandpiper

20 Nov    Scaup                                 Stanford Res – two females from the hide this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers

20 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway today, also 25 Pintails, drake Red-crested Pochard, first-winter female Scaup, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, 4 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

20 Nov    Bearded Tit                     Summer Leys LNR – at least two again reported from Pioneer Hide this morning

20 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again flew over road near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir at 08.35

Saturday 19th November 

19 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway today, also 20 Pintails (14 drakes), 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes), 3 Scaup, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

19 Nov    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one flew over Aldwincle car park this morning

19 Nov    Scaup                                 Stanford Res – female still this morning

19 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Thrapston GP – still from North Hide at 10.40

19 Nov    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one this morning at 09.58

19 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, 07.40, flew over road near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir

Friday 18th November

18 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Boddington Res – two (adult & third-winter) in the roost, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & 2 first-winters) among c.800 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

18 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still present this afternoon

18 Nov    Whooper Swan            Stanford Res – seven remained until 15.48, when they flew east toward Welford then lost to view

18 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ flew east over field next to disused railway 15.38

18 Nov    Whooper Swan            Stanford Res – seven still at 13.45

18 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again at 12.35, also Merlin

18 Nov    Whooper Swan            Stanford Res – seven in the first small bay on the south side, west of the South Kilworth to Welford Road SP609808 at 11.45 but no further sign of the Hen Harrier

18 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, briefly, near settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir 07.20

Thursday 17th November

17 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still present this evening

17 Nov    Short-eared Owl           Maidwell – one in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm

17 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – five north of the causeway at 11.00, also 17+ Pintails, 5 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Scaup and a Green Sandpiper

17 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ flew back east at 08.00

17 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ flew toward settling pond at the eastern end of the reservoir 07.20 then lost to view

Wednesday 16th November

16 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – no further sign of the ‘ringtail’ during visits at midday and late afternoon

16 Nov    diver sp.                           Clifford Hill GP – one flew toward Hardingstone GP 15.50

16 Nov    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway this afternoon, also several Pintails, 12+ Red-crested Pochards, 2 Scaup and a female Peregrine

16 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still present this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

16 Nov    Jack Snipe                     Ditchford GP – three, plus nine Common Snipe

16 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – the ‘ringtail’ again, south of the disused railway track SP620814 at 09.45

Tuesday 15th November

15 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still present late morning but no sign of Slavonian Grebes

15 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Thrapston GP – still on Barclaycard Pit, from North Hide at 10.30

15 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Hollowell Res – an adult this morning, also immature Peregrine and 5 Stonechats

Monday 14th November

14 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Boddington Res – a second-winter in the roost, also Yellow-legged Gull

14 Nov    Waxwing                         Brixworth CP – eight near the site of the old hide this afternoon

14 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Naseby Res – an adult this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

14 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Ravensthorpe Res – now two south-east of the causeway at 14.30

14 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Ravensthorpe Res – one south-east of the causeway at 13.45, also Great White Egret still on the opposite site of the causeway

14 Nov    Slavonian Grebe          Thrapston GP – one on Barclaycard Pit, from North Hide at 10.00

14 Nov    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – still this morning, then flew toward Hollowell Res

14 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Daventry CP – an adult this morning, also 230 Golden Plovers, Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Snipe

Sunday 13th November

13 Nov    Caspian Gull                  Boddington Res – an adult in the roost, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Nov    Short-eared Owl          Harrington AF – one, also Peregrine

13 Nov    Waxwing                         Northampton – six along Brampton Valley Way near Mill Lane and the Kingsthorpe Wildlife Trust Reserve mid-afternoon but mobile

13 Nov    Waxwing                         Kettering – c.10 flew west over Cranford St Andrew/Cranford St John at 14.00

13 Nov    Hen Harrier                  Stanford Res – a ‘ringtail’ south of the disused railway track at midday flew toward the reservoir

13 Nov    Scaup                                 Stanford Res – a first-winter female still this morning

13 Nov    Bearded Tit                     Summer Leys LNR – two from Pioneer Hide this morning

13 Nov    Whooper Swan             Ditchford GP – no sign on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR this morning but drake Red-crested Pochard there

13 Nov    Waxwing                         Pitsford Quarry (Moulton Quarry) – five flew south early AM

13 Nov    Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – reported north of the dam, near the Holly Tree, early AM but not since, also 3 Great White Egrets still north of the causeway and 5 Scaup still, in Scaldwell Bay

13 Nov    Bearded Tit                     Stanwick GP – still present in reeds along the A45 Lay-by Pit causeway early AM

13 Nov    Crossbill                          Pitsford Res – one over at 07.30, also 4 Great White Egrets north of the causeway

Saturday 12th November

12 Nov    Whooper Swan             Ditchford GP – still on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR, lake number L16/05, at 15.45

12 Nov    Waxwing                         Pitsford Res – five flew low south over the gorse bushes south of the causeway 15.20 then lost to view, also 3 Dunlins by the dam; 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Scaup, Redshank, 4 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Bramblings all north of the causeway

12 Nov    Whooper Swan             Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR, lake number L16/05, at 14.45; walk west along old railway track from A6 as far as the Greenway to view pit on right

12 Nov    Firecrest                          Ravensthorpe Res – one in bushes at the Guilsborough end of the causeway 13.50, also Great White Egret still

12 Nov    Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – still present north of the dam, near The Holly Tree 13.35

12 Nov    Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – still present in the mouth of Pintail Bay at 10.00

Friday 11th November

11 Nov    Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – one north of the dam, between Pintail Bay and the pines this afternoon

11 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – one still, near feeding station at 14.45, also male Bearded Tit still in the reeds along the causeway of the A45 Lay-by Pit 16.00

11 Nov    Great White Egret    Stanwick GP – one on the main lake late morning

11 Nov    Great White Egret    Summer Leys LNR – one one the scrape, also White Wagtail

11 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – one still between the main path and the pit immediately east of the reedbed early morning, also Bittern flew east from A45 Lay-by Pit, where Bearded Tit still, but no sign so far of Yellow-browed Warbler

Thursday 10th November

10 Nov    Yellow-browed Warbler Stanwick GP – still present and calling between the main path and the pit immediately east of the reedbed 15.35

10 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – one between the main path and the pit immediately east of the reedbed 15.30 but no further sign of Yellow-browed Warbler

10 Nov    Yellow-browed Warbler Stanwick GP – one between the main path and the pit immediately east of the reedbed this afternoon

Wednesday 9th November

09 Nov    Short-eared Owl    Maidwell – one still at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Stonechats

09 Nov    Bearded Tit              Stanwick GP – still present today, also Dunlin

09 Nov    Great White Egret Ravensthorpe Res – one late morning, also drake Pintail

09 Nov    Dark-bellied Brent Goose Hollowell Res – four (3 adults) late morning, also Great White Egret, 2 Dunlins, 4 Common Snipe, adult Caspian Gull and 3+ Stonechats

Tuesday 8th November

08 Nov    Scaup                          Stanford Res – a first-winter female still late afternoon

08 Nov    Bearded Tit              Stanwick GP – male in reeds along the causeway of the A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon

08 Nov    Waxwing                     Brampton Valley – two south over at 09.00, also Short-eared Owl in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm

08 Nov    Waxwing                     Maidwell – six south over this morning

08 Nov    Waxwing                     Hanging Houghton – one in the village briefly at 07.20 then no further sign

Monday 7th November

07 Nov    Scaup                            Pitsford Res – four still north of the causeway, near the old road at the entrance to Scaldwell Bay at 15.00

07 Nov    Gannet                          Daventry CP – a first-year flew west at 10.21

Sunday 6th November

06 Nov    Great White Egret   Ravensthorpe Res – one today

06 Nov    Scaup                            Stanford Res – three (adult female and 2 first-winter females) still today, also drake Red-crested Pochard

06 Nov    Scaup                            Pitsford Res – five (3 first-winter drakes) still north of the causeway 15.45

06 Nov    Great White Egret   Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway this morning

06 Nov    Scaup                            Pitsford Res – five (3 first-winter drakes) north of the causeway 11.40

06 Nov    Red-crested Pochard Stanford Res – drake this morning, also female Pintail and Green Sandpiper

06 Nov    Bearded Tit              Stanwick GP – at least two on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning 09.00

Saturday 5th November

05 Nov    Great White Egret   Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway this morning

05 Nov    Scaup                            Stanford Res – female still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Friday 4th November

04 Nov    Scaup                            Stanford Res – still one female this evening, also adult Caspian Gull

04 Nov    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – a drake on Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR this morning, also 5 Stanechats

Thursday 3rd November

03 Nov    Scaup                            Stanford Res – three (adult female and 2 first-winter females), Pintail, Peregrine and 5 Dunlin

03 Nov    Crossbill                      Yardley Chase – one in Sane Copse this morning, also 3 Bramblings

Wednesday 2nd November

02 Nov    Marsh Harrier          Daventry CP – one flew east at 09.35, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, 5 Golden Plovers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

Monday 31st October

31 Oct    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – still present in the shallows by the dam at 12.30, also 5 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Snipe and a Stonechat

31 Oct    Water Pipit                  Daventry CP – one flew low north-east over overflow at 09.37, also Pintail, drake Red-crested Pochard, 51 Golden Plovers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

31 Oct    Great White Egret     Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning

31 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Stanwick GP – one in reeds along the causeway across the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

Sunday 30th October 

30 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway this afternoon, also 15 Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay

30 Oct    Rock Pipit                     Ditchford GP – four briefly this morning, also 3 Stonechats

Saturday 29th October 

29 Oct    Caspian Gull                Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

29 Oct    Gannet                            Northampton – a juvenile flew toward the town over M1 junction 15A at 16.20

29 Oct    Great White Egret     Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this afternoon

29 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also 6 Red-crested Pochards and Black-tailed Godwit

Friday 28th October 

28 Oct    Caspian Gull                Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost this evening, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Oct    Merlin                            Harrington AF – a female or immature by the hay bales at the end of the concrete track at 14.45

28 Oct    Water Pipit                  Pitsford Res – one flew west at 11.40, also two Great White Egrets still in Scaldwell Bay plus Pintail, 10 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

Thursday 27th October 2016

27 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also 5 Red-crested Pochards, Peregrine, Redshank, 5 Green Sandpipers and White Wagtail

27 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still at midday

Wednesday 26th October

26 Oct    Bittern                            Thrapston GP – one landed in reeds by Jacks Hide on Titchmarsh LNR at dusk, also Starling murmuration and Otter there

26 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still, also 1-2 Garganey, 36 Pintails, 6 Red-crested Pochards, Marsh Harrier (between Holcot and Walgrave), 19 Golden Plovers, Redshank, 6 Green Sandpipers and 9 Common Snipe

26 Oct    Short-eared Owl        Stortons GP – one flew west at 11.20, then back east being mobbed by Carrion Crows

Tuesday 25th October

25 Oct    Jack Snipe                    Barnes Meadow LNR – four today

25 Oct    Bittern                            Stortons GP – one in flight again over the reedbed at 15.30

25 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Stanwick GP – no sign of any in the reedbeds near the visitor centre this afternoon

25 Oct    Bittern                            Stortons GP – one in flight again over the north-east corner of the reedbed at 12.40, also Peregrine on nearby tower

Monday 24th October

24 Oct    Caspian Gull                Boddington Res – an adult this evening, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Stanwick GP – approximately 6 in the reedbeds near the visitor centre at 15.00

24 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still at 15.00, also 10 Pintails, 5 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Green Sandpipers

24 Oct    Mealy Redpoll             Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

Sunday 23rd October 

23 Oct    Gannet                            Summer Leys LNR – an immature flew south-west at 13.00, also 7 Pintails on adjacent Mary’s Lake

23 Oct    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – still present today at midday

23 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning

23 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also Common Snipe and Stonechat

23 Oct    Woodlark                      Borough Hill – one at the northern end at 08.55 before flying north and then no further sign, also Peregrine, 4 Stonechats, 4 Bramblings and 6 Crossbills over

Saturday 22nd October

22 Oct    Hawfinch                      Borough Hill – one flew north 14.35

22 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 2 Pintail, 70 Golden Plovers, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

22 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway this morning

22 Oct    Jack Snipe                    Thrapston  GP – one this morning

Friday 21st October

21 Oct   Tree Pipit                        Stanford Res – two over this morning

21 Oct   Yellow-browed Warbler Harrington AF – one seen briefly with tit flock in trees along concrete track, near shooting wall late morning

Thursday 20th October 

20 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by sailing club, also Yellow-legged Gull

20 Oct   Tree Pipit                       Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Stonechats, c.10 Bramblings and a Corn Bunting

20 Oct   Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still this afternoon

20 Oct   Yellow-browed Warbler Stanford Res – one in Hawthorn hedge behind Blowers Lodge Bay 11.30 but no sign since (not trapped/ringed as was previously reported)

20 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two at 11.20, also 14 Pintails, 4 Red-crested Pochards, 2-3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

Wednesday 19th October 

19 Oct    Ring Ouzel                    Northampton – first-winter male still present in a private garden in Bush Hill today

19 Oct    Hen Harrier                Maidwell – a ‘ringtail’ at Blueberry Farm flew toward Haselbech at 16.40, also Peregrine and 4 Stonechats

19 Oct    Short-eared Owl        Harrington AF – one this morning, also 30 Golden Plovers, 2 Stonechats and 8 Bramblings

19 Oct    Bittern                            Stortons GP – one in flight again over the reedbed at 11.30, viewed from bench and information board on the southern side

Tuesday 18th October

18 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay, from Goosander Hide at midday

18 Oct    Ring Ouzel                   Northampton – first-winter male again in a private garden in Bush Hill early morning to 09.40

Monday 17th October

17 Oct    Caspian Gull               Boddington Res – an adult at 16.15 before flying off north, also 2 Stonechats

17 Oct    Ring Ouzel                   Northampton – first-winter male again in a private garden in Bush Hill to 09.30 but not since

17 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Summer Leys LNR – two from Pioneer Hide at 08.40

Sunday 16th October

16 Oct    Ring Ouzel                   Northampton – a male with migrant Blackbirds in a Bush Hill garden for one hour only this morning

Saturday 15th October

15 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also Black-necked Grebe still

15 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three this afternoon, also 19 Pintails, 3 Green Sandpipers and a Yellow-legged Gull

15 Oct    Jack Snipe                    Barnes Meadow LNR -seven this afternoon, also 21 Common Snipe

15 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by sailing club, also Stonechat on fence below dam

Friday 14th October

14 Oct    Pink-footed Goose     Stanford Res – four flew south at 12.40

14 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by sailing club 11.50, also Yellow-legged Gull

14 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Summer Leys – two showing intermittently in reeds along Butterfly Meadow at 11.23

Thursday 13th October

13 Oct    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – an adult in the roost this evening, also Yellow-legged Gull

13 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still this morning, also Black-necked Grebe still plus Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

 Wednesday 12th October

12 Oct    Mediterranean Gull Stanford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening

12 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one still this afternoon at 15.00

12 Oct    Rock Pipit                     Boddington Res – one this afternoon, also 4 Common Snipe and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 11th October 

11 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – five in Scaldwell Bay at 13.30, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Snipe

11 Oct    Red-crested Pochard Hollowell Res – two at 10.00, also Pintail, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

Monday 10th October

10 Oct    Hawfinch                      Boddington Res – one flew west and appeared to land in an oak tree near the anglers’ car park at 16.40, after which no further sign

10 Oct    Acrtic Skua                   Borough Hill – a skua moving west, seen distantly at 15.40, was probably this species; also Whinchat and 4 Stonechats there

10 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one still visible from causeway

10 Oct    Bittern                            Stortons GP – in flight again over the reedbed at midday

10 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Stortons GP – at least 4 showing well in tops of Phragmites in the south-west corner of the main reedbed at 09.00

Sunday 9th October 

09 Oct    Rock Pipit                     Stanford Res – one on the dam at 13.30 but no sign late afternoon

09 Oct    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper and 16 Common Snipe

09 Oct    Great White Egret     Thrapston GP – one, possibly two, this morning

09 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still this morning

09 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Stortons GP – two, close to the seat and sign on the eastern side of the main reedbed at 10.40

09 Oct    Bittern                           Stortons GP – one flew across the reedbed at 10.25

Saturday 8th October 

08 Oct    Great White Egret    Ringstead GP – one on the north side of Kinewell Lake at 16.20

08 Oct    Ring Ouzel                   Long Buckby – one in fields north-east of the village early afternoon but mobile

08 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club this morning, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

Friday 7th October 

07 Oct    Bearded Tit                  Summer Leys LNR – two in reeds to right of Pioneer Hide early afternoon

07 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay early afternoon

07 Oct    Rock Pipit                     Pitsford Res – one on the dam at midday (for second day)

07 Oct    Great White Egret     Daventry CP – one this morning, also Black-necked Grebe still, Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

Wednesday 5th October

05 Oct    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one flew over the main lake toward Hardwater Crossing at 14.45

05 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still, also Garganey, 6 Pintails, 3 Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper

05 Oct    Marsh Harrier            Northampton – one over Pineham/Upton Mill 13.35

05 Oct    Siberian Chiffchaff   Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning (number of Chiffchaffs trapped and ringed there this year passed 1,000 today)

05 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – at least 2 still, also several Pintails and a Peregrine

Tuesday 4th October 

04 Oct    Great White Egret     Stanwick GP – one flew west over the main lake at 17.40

04 Oct    Bittern                            Stanwick GP – one photographed in the morning but no precise location details

Monday 3rd October

03 Oct    Rock Pipit                      Hollowell Res – one on the dam this evening

03 Oct    Black-necked Grebe Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also Ruff still

03 Oct    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake late morning

03 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Green Sandpipers

Sunday 2nd October 

02 Oct    Caspian Gull                Pitsford Res – two adults in the gull roost off the sailing club this evening, also Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and Whinchat

02 Oct    Great White Egret     Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake

02 Oct    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – one still at the southern end, 11.30, also Green Sandpiper and 6 Common Snipe

02 Oct    Whinchat                       Harrington AF – one by the 2nd bunker, also Stonechat

02 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three still this morning

02 Oct    Garganey                       Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end, 09.15

02 Oct    Short-eared Owl        Harrington AF – one, early morning, also Peregrine and 15 Golden Plovers

Saturday 1st October

01 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – three present early evening (2 in Scaldwell Bay, one in Walgrave Bay), also 3 Green Sandpipers

01 Oct    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – present until 17.00 then flew toward Pitsford Res

01 Oct    Honey Buzzard           Pitsford Res – one flew south at 15.25, also Garganey still on bund in Scaldwell Bay

01 Oct    Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – three flew over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR heading toward Stanwick GP 10.55

01 Oct    Garganey                       Pitsford Res – one on the bund in Scaldwell Bay 10.29, also 21 Pintails

01 Oct    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three dropped on to the scrape 09.59

01 Oct    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two still at 09.45 (one in Scaldwell Bay, one in Holcot Bay), also 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Pintails, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

01 Oct    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – one still at 09.30, also 5 Red-crested Pochards, Grey Plover, Dunlin and 3 Common Snipe

Friday 30th September

30 Sep    Osprey                            Northampton – one flew south over Far Cotton 16.20

30 Sep    Red-crested Pochard Stanford Res – two off the dam this morning

Thursday 29th September

29 Sep    Osprey                            Ditchford GP – one over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR at 12.30 the flew west along R Nene valley

29 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay at 12.00, also 15 Pintails and 3 Red-crested Pochards

29 Sep    Black-necked Grebe Daventry CP – one still this morning, also Pintail, Ruff and 3 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday 28th September 

28 Sep    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – one still in Guilsborough Bay this evening

28 Sep    Glossy Ibis                    Daventry CP – one this morning from 09.25 until 10.43, when it flew south over trees at the southern end of the reservoir and no further sign (12.35), also Black-necked Grebe

Tuesday 27th September

27 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – six dropped on to the scrape just before sunset this evening, also 2 Hobbies still and 3 Common Snipe

27 Sep    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – one still in Guilsborough Bay this evening

27 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club late morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpiper

27 Sep    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – one still at 11.00, at the south end viewable distantly from road between Deene and the A43, also 3 Green Sandpipers and 8 Common Snipe

Monday 26th September

26 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by the dam mid-afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

26 Sep    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay 14.40, also juvenile Common Tern

26 Sep    Great White Egret     Stanford Res – one flew south-west just after first light

Sunday 25th September

25 Sep    Caspian Gull                Pitsford Res – a second calendar year in the roost off Moulton Grange Bay at 18.45, also 6 Ringed Plovers

25 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – approximately 20 this afternoon on Townholme Meadows (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), flushed by female Sparrowhawk and flew west

25 Sep    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – one still by the dam this morning; take path from behind church to view

25 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 12 Pintails, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 24th September 

24 Sep    Caspian Gull                Boddington Res – a first-winter this evening, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (first-winter and adult)

24 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards

24 Sep    Whinchat                      Hollowell Res – one at 09.00, also Common Tern

Friday 23rd September 

23 Sep    Whinchat                      Bozenham Mill – one on barbed wire fence east of mill at 16.00

23 Sep    Grey Plover                  Boddington Res – still present today, also Common Sandpiper and second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

23 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning, 10.00

Thursday 22nd September

22 Sep    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – again until 17.15 when it flew toward Ravensthorpe Res, also 5 Ringed Plovers

22 Sep   Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still present today

22 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning, 09.00

Wednesday 21st September

21 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this afternoon, 15.20

21 Sep    Great White Egret    Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning, 09.15, also Northern Wheatear on short grass near Sand Martin bank

21 Sep   Grey Plover                  Boddington Res – still present this morning

Tuesday 20th September

20 Sep    Garganey                      Hollowell Res – two (probably female and juvenile), also 2 Ringed Plovers, 7 Common Snipe, juvenile Common Tern and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

20 Sep    Great White Egret     Ravensthorpe Res – one again today, also female Red-crested Pochard x Mallard hybrid

20 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – again on the scrape this morning

20 Sep   Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still present this morning

Monday 19th September

19 Sep    Great White Egret     Hollowell Res – one this morning at 10.15, also drake Common Scoter, 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper (no sign of yesterday’s Knot at nearby Ravensthorpe Res)

Sunday 18th September

18 Sep    Great White Egret     Ravensthorpe Res – one on the north side of the road causeway 18.15, also Knot still by car park

18 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards

18 Sep    Great White Egret     Deene Lake – one this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

18 Sep    Knot                               Ravensthorpe Res – one by the car park late morning

18 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay at 10.20

18 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, 08.30 until 10.15, when it flew west, also Black-necked Grebe still off feeding station 11.25 and Black-tailed Godwit early morning until 11.30, when it flew south-west

Saturday 17th September

17 Sep    Tree Pipit                       Daventry – one in fields north of the country park

17 Sep    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – an adult/near-adult at the causeway 12.00 then flew north, also 2 Pintails, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper and White Wagtail

17 Sep   Whinchat                        Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm this morning, also, 3 Stonechats, Common Redstart and Northern Wheatear

17 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club at 11.00, also 2 Hobbies over south-west, Common Snipe and 1-2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

17 Sep    Bittern                             Earls Barton GP – one in reeds around the ‘new diggings’ pit, just south-east of Summer Leys LNR

17 Sep    Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on the main lake, from screen hide, this morning but elusive

17 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still present early morning but may have flown off, also 2 Common Sandpipers

17 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning

Friday 16th September

16 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club today, also Hobby, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still this evening, also 2 Common Snipe, first-winter Mediterranean Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull

16 Sep    Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on the main lake, from feeding station, this afternoon

16 Sep    Caspian Gull                  Naseby Res – a fourth-winter this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper and 4 Green Sandpipers

16 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 6 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes), Hobby, 2 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

16 Sep    Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on the main lake, from feeding station, this morning, also juvenile drake Garganey still on the scrape and 3 Greenshanks from 10.30 until 10.55, when they flew west

Thursday 15th September 

15 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still late afternoon, also first-winter Caspian Gull

15 Sep    Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake, from screen hide, this morning, also juvenile drake Garganey still on the scrape

Wednesday 14th September

14 Sep    Little Gull                       Pitsford Res – a juvenile in the gull roost, also 8 Ringed Plovers over south, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe and 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Sep    Sandwich Tern            Stanwick GP – one flew east 17.10, also Turnstone briefly on main lake also Pintail and Common Snipe

14 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still this evening, also Common Tern

14 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – flew from Scaldwell Bay to Holcot Bay late afternoon, also Ruddy Shelduck Pintail, 2 female Red-crested Pochards, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

14 Sep    Red-crested Pochard Hollowell Res – a female this afternoon, also Hobby, Ruff, Common Sandpiper and Whinchat

14 Sep    Grey Plover                   Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 10.00 to 12.30

14 Sep    Great White Egret     Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay at 10.00

14 Sep    Garganey                       Daventry CP – juvenile female still this morning also, first-winter Mediterranean Gull

14 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still this morning, also Redshank

Tuesday 13th September

13 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – still this evening, also Common Tern

13 Sep    Garganey                       Daventry CP – juvenile female still this morning 09.00, also, 2 Hobbies, 4 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

13 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still this morning, also juvenile Peregrine

13 Sep    Osprey                             Elton – one over, south, this morning

13 Sep    Wood Sandpiper        Boddington Res – one over at 07.55, also Grey Plover still

Monday 12th September

12 Sep    Black Tern                     Boddington Res – six early evening, also Grey Plover still plus 2 Caspian Gulls (juvenile and second-winter) and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Sep    Whinchat                        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, also Ruff and Northern Wheatear

12 Sep    Mediterranean Gull  Naseby Res – a first-winter this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

12 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still at midday, also Hobby

12 Sep    Osprey                              Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at 10.00, also Yellow-legged Gull and Northern Wheatear

12 Sep    Turnstone                      Daventry CP – seven flew west just north of the country park 09.18, also juvenile female Garganey still this morning and Osprey south over at 10.00

12 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – one still at 08.15

Sunday 11th September 

11 Sep    Common Redstart    Walgrave – one at midday, also Northern Wheatear

11 Sep    Common Redstart    Fawsley Park – four in hedging in the area of The Granary at midday

11 Sep    Common Redstart    Twywell Hills & Dales – one this morning

11 Sep    Whinchat                      Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning

11 Sep    Garganey                       Daventry CP – juvenile female still this morning 09.00 but no sign of yesterday’s Curlew Sandpiper

11 Sep    Grey Plover                   Boddington Res – one at 06.45

Saturday 10th September

10 Sep    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – two females in Scaldwell Bay early evening, also Hobby, 2 Ruff and 2 Green Sandpipers

10 Sep    Bar-tailed Godwit      Boddington Res – twenty-four flew north-west at 18.58

10 Sep    Curlew Sandpiper     Daventry CP – juvenile still at the southern end late afternoon, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

10 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still this afternoon also Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

10 Sep    Curlew Sandpiper     Daventry CP – one at the southern end this afternoon, also juvenile female Garganey still, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and a first-winter Caspian Gull

Friday 9th September

09 Sep    ‘Azorean’ Gull             Stanwick GP – adult again briefly early evening

09 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still on the scrape at 14.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers

09 Sep    Spotted Redshank     Naseby Res – one along the western shoreline, viewable from the dam 14.30, also 2 Common Sandpipers

09 Sep    Marsh Harrier             Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Hobby

Thursday 8th September

08 Sep    Whinchat                       Clifford Hill GP – three along fence running south from Hardingstone Dyke on the south side of the main barrage pit 19.20

08 Sep    Common Redstart    Stanford Res – juvenile male trapped and ringed today

08 Sep    Whinchat                       Sywell CP – three in the north arm today

08 Sep    Common Redstart    Harrington AF – one today, also 2 Hobbies

08 Sep    Osprey                            Wollaston – one flying east along the Nene Valley between Wollaston and Irchester at 08.30

08 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still on the scrape at 08.30

08 Sep    Osprey                            Flore – one flew south-west over the nearby M1 at 06.30

Wednesday 7th September

07 Sep    Pied Flycatcher         Northampton – one at Bradlaugh Fields this evening, SP770632 in shrubs in the hills and hollows area

07 Sep    Pied Flycatcher         Northampton – two on wires above wasteland between Harlestone Road Allotments and Dallington Cemetary 18.45; access to the cemetary off Ryehill Road

07 Sep    Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – two first-winters this afternoon, also juvenile female Garganey still, 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still on the scrape today but mobile, also Greenshank

07 Sep    Marsh Harrier            Brampton Valley – a juvenile plus Peregrine and 2 Common Redstarts and 2 Stonechats at nearby Blueberry Farm

07 Sep    Common Redstart    Walgrave – two, also Whinchat

07 Sep    Common Redstart    Harrington AF – two, also juvenile Peregrine

07 Sep    Whinchat                       Lilbourne CP – one at 11.20

Tuesday 6th September

06 Sep    Osprey                          Fotheringhay – one flew south

06 Sep    Caspian Gull               Boddington Res – a third-winter late afternoon, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

06 Sep    Common Redstart    Stanford Res – juvenile trapped and ringed today, also 90 Blackcaps trapped and ringed

06 Sep    Marsh Harrier            Harrington AF – a juvenile plus 2 Hobbies

06 Sep    Caspian Gull               Daventry CP – a juvenile this afternoon, also juvenile female Garganey still, adult Peregrine, 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & first-winter)

06 Sep    Whinchat                       Clifford Hill GP – two along fence running south from Hardingstone Dyke on the south side of the main barrage pit 12.45, also two Northern Wheatears

06 Sep    Marsh Harrier            Summer Leys LNR – one over the main lake late morning then flew up the Nene Valley

06 Sep    Crossbill                        Wellingborough – a juvenile briefly in a private garden at 09.00

06 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile male still on the scrape at 09.00, also Greenshank

 Monday 5th September

05 Sep    Marsh Harrier            Brampton Valley – juvenile below Hanging Houghton, also Common Redstart, 3 Stonechats, 6 Whinchats and Tree Pipit at Blueberry Farm

05 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still by the dam, also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Sep    Garganey                       Daventry CP – juvenile female still today, also 2 Common Sandpipers

05 Sep    Whinchat                       Sywell CP – two this morning

05 Sep    Great White Egret     Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake at 11.45

05 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning, also 2 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

Sunday 4th September

04 Sep    Mediterranean Gull Boddington Res – a first-winter early evening

04 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape mid-afternoon, also Ringed Plover and Greenshank

04 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one late morning, also Garganey still, 2 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpipers

04 Sep    Whinchat                       Clifford Hill GP – still along fence running south from Hardingstone Dyke on the south side of the main barrage pit this morning, also Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear

04 Sep    Garganey                       Hollowell Res – one this morning at 09.30, also 5 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and 3 Common Sandpipers

04 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning at 09.15, also 2 Ringed Plovers

04 Sep    Garganey                       Daventry CP – juvenile female this morning at 08.25, also Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

04 Sep    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile again on the islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit early morning only

Saturday 3rd September

03 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

03 Sep    Whinchat                       Clifford Hill GP – one moving west along fence bordering Hardingstone Dyke on the south side of the main barrage pit 10.15, also Redstart,Peregrine and Common Sandpiper

03 Sep    Osprey                            Pitsford Res – one circling south of the causeway then flew north at 09.55

03 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning at 09.15, also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Common Snipe

03 Sep    Whinchat                       Creaton – one in a hedgerow 1 km east of the village at 09.00

Friday 2nd September

02 Sep    Whinchat                       Hollowell Res – one still, also 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers and an adult Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon

02 Sep    ‘Azorean’ Gull             Stanwick GP – adult again briefly early afternoon, also first-summer Caspian Gull

02 Sep    Whinchat                       Sywell CP – one still this morning

02 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this morning, also Common Sandpiper

Thursday 1st September

01 Sep    Little Stint                    Hollowell Res – a juvenile this evening (probably present yesterday), also 3 Dunlins still

01 Sep    Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – four (2 adults, 2 first-summers) this evening

01 Sep    Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon, also Garganey still

01 Sep    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this morning, also Northern Wheatear in Butterfly Meadow

Wednesday 31st August

31 Aug    Whinchat                       Hollowell Res – one this evening, also 3 Dunlins and Common Snipe

31 Aug    Whinchat                       Finedon – two late afternoon

31 Aug    Little Gull                       Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still on the main lake at 16.00, also Green Sandpiper

31 Aug    Little Gull                       Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile on the main lake this morning, also 9 Black-tailed Godwits and Greenshank

31 Aug    Pied Flycatcher            Yardley Chase – one in a private garden in Denton Wood this morning

Tuesday 30th August

30 Aug    Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two (adult and first-summer) this evening

30 Aug    Whinchat                       Sywell CP – one today

30 Aug    Garganey                       Daventry CP – still present late afternoon, also male Common Redstart still

30 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two first-winters, one on Round Island, the other on Gull Island, late afternoon

30 Aug    Common Redstart    Hellidon – male in fodder bean crop, also 2 Peregrines and 2 Northern Wheatears this morning

30 Aug    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile on the main lake from 07.00, also Marsh Harrier flew east and ‘small race’ Canada Goose in flight with goose flock

Monday 29th August 

29 Aug    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – juvenile still on main peninsula in barrage lake at 16.00, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, 3-4 Common Sandpipers and Redshank

29 Aug    Marsh Harrier            Harrington AF – a ‘cream-crown’ briefly at 14.45 then flew west, also Hobby and 2 Turtle Doves on the track by the dead trees

29 Aug    Garganey                       Daventry CP – still present mid-afternoon, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Green Sandpipers, first-winter Yellow-legged Gull and male Common Redstart

29 Aug    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – juvenile on main peninsula in barrage lake at midday, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

29 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – a first-winter flew west over Visitor Centre Pit 10.45, also juvenile Turnstone, juvenile Ruff and Dunlin still and Greenshank over west

29 Aug    Osprey                           Hollowell Res – one at 10.00, also Black-tailed Godwit

29 Aug    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile flew off west fromA45 Lay-by Pit 06.37, also juvenile Turnstone and  juvenile Ruff and Dunlin still on Visitor Centre Pit

Sunday 28th August 

28 Aug    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile arrived on A45 Lay-by Pit 18.54, also juvenile Turnstone and  juvenile Ruff still on Visitor Centre Pit

28 Aug    Common Redstart    Eydon – two still

28 Aug    Common Redstart    Fawsley Park – three in the hedgerow at the top of the gravel track, south of the Granary late morning

28 Aug    Marsh Harrier            Hellidon – a ‘cream-crown’ flew north-west from bean crop adjacent to Hellidon Tower at 09.00, also Peregrine

28 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake this morning, also Ringed Plover, juvenile Ruff and juvenile Dunlin still

Saturday 27th August 

27 Aug    Tree Pipit                      Walgrave – four between Walgrave and Old this evening

27 Aug    Garganey                       Daventry CP – still present this evening, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpipers and 7 Green Sandpipers

27 Aug    Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two (first-summer and second-summer) on the main lake this evening, also juvenile Turnstone, Ruff and Dunlin on the Visitor Centre Pit

27 Aug    Common Redstart    Clifford Hill GP – one this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Pitsford Res – juvenile in moult to first-winter just south of causeway car park 09.55, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 26th August

26 Aug    Garganey                       Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this evening, also 5 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

26 Aug    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile again on A45 Lay-by Pit at 19.35, also juvenile Turnstone and  Dunlin still on Visitor Centre Pit

26 Aug    Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – four (2 first-summers, second-summer and third-summer) on the main lake this evening

26 Aug    Wryneck                        Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed at 11.00

26 Aug    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – four still late morning

26 Aug    Tree Pipit                      Harrington AF – two along the concrete track 08.30

26 Aug    Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.55

26 Aug    Garganey                       Daventry CP – still present this morning, also Whimbrel over south-west, Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpipers

26 Aug    Shag                                Stanwick GP – juvenile on A45 Lay-by Pit until at least 07.10 but no further sign at 07.40, also juvenile Turnstone and  Dunlin still on Visitor Centre Pit

Thursday 25th August

25 Aug    Azorean Gull               Stanwick GP – adult again on the main lake 19.00, also juvenile Shag (then moved to A45 Lay-by Pit 20.05) and 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter)

25 Aug    Common Redstart    Hollowell Res – male in roadside hedge between gate and feeder stream late afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers and Greenshank

25 Aug    Osprey                           Pitsford Res – one at 13.00, also Marsh Harrier north of the causeway at midday, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Common Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

25 Aug    Spotted Redshank    Summer Leys LNR – one early afternoon in wader bay then flew to the bund, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

25 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Hollowell Res – a juvenile at 11.20 also juvenile Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlews, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and 6 Common Snipe

25 Aug    Common Redstart    Harrington AF – at least two (one adult male) at the end of the concrete track this morning

25 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake this morning, also juvenile Dunlin still

25 Aug    Garganey                       Daventry CP – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and 4 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 24th August 

24 Aug    Azorean Gull               Stanwick GP – adult on the main lake 18.00 to 18.10 when it flew off; considered same individual as in autumns of 2013 and 2014

24 Aug    Common Redstart    Daventry CP – an adult male late afternoon, also 3 Green Sandpipers, 6 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Aug    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 3-4 Common Sandpipers and 1-2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake 12.00

24 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – a second-summer at 08.00 also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers

24 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake 08.00, also Dunlin

Tuesday 23rd August

23 Aug    Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – two (first-summer and 3rd/4th summer) on the main lake this evening, also juvenile Turnstone and Dunlin still on the Visitor Centre Pit

23 Aug    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – six (2 drakes) on the bund in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 22nd August 

22 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake this evening, also Ringed Plover, Dunlin and 4 Green Sandpipers

22 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake this morning, also Ringed Plover, Greenshank and 4 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 21st August

21 Aug    Turnstone                    Stanwick GP – juvenile still on the Visitor Centre Lake to at least 11.30, also Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpipers and 2 Green Sandpipers

21 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape early morning before flying west, also 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

Saturday 20th August 

20 Aug    Turnstone                   Stanwick GP – one on the Visitor Centre Lake 18.00

20 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck       Pitsford Res – one still

20 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – a second-year this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

Friday 19th August

19 Aug    Black Tern                    Summer Leys LNR – ten on the main lake 17.10, also Black-tailed Godwit on The Slips

19 Aug    Little Tern                    Stanford Res – one at 16.15

Thursday 18th August

18 Aug    Common Redstart   Stanford Res – a juvenile female trapped and ringed today

18 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – a juvenile this morning, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

Wednesday 17th August 

17 Aug    Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – two (adult and first-summer) this evening

17 Aug    Turnstone                   Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this morning, also Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday 16th August

16 Aug    Caspian Gull              Daventry CP – a fourth-summer again this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Aug    Marsh Harrier          Pitsford Res – the ‘cream-crown’ again in the Scaldwell Bay area 12.10

Monday 15th August

15 Aug    Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – two first-summers this evening, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

15 Aug    Caspian Gull              Daventry CP – two (fourth-year and juvenile) this evening, also Common Sandpiper and 3 (adult and 2 juvenile) Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck       Pitsford Res – still by the Yacht Club/dam area, also juvenuile Little Ringed Plover

15 Aug    Black Kite                   Cottingham – unconfirmed report of one with Red Kites, said to have been present for approximately 3 weeks

15 Aug    Marsh Harrier          Pitsford Res – a ‘cream-crown’ showing well from the hides in Scaldwell Bay 09.20, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Sunday 14th August

14 Aug    Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two by the 3rd Bunker 17.00

14 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – still on Round Island 16.20 showing well

14 Aug    Tree Pipit                   Fineshade Wood – one flew south this afternoon

14 Aug    Osprey                         Pitsford Res – one this afternoon

14 Aug    Common Redstart   Eydon – at least 3 still in HLS Field/Rail Embankment at 12.30 SP5550

14 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – no further sign 12.15-12.40; juvenile Little Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper there

14 Aug    Common Redstart   Hellidon – male by the tower this morning, also Peregrine

14 Aug    Caspian Gull              Clifford Hill GP – an adult on the north shore of the main lake 11.50, also 3 Common Sandpipers

14 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – reported again briefly on Round Island 11.45, also 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

14 Aug    Osprey                         Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end before flying north at 11.00, also Green Sandpiper

14 Aug    Common Redstart   Fawsley Park – one in hedgerow south of The Granary this morning

14 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – no sign early to mid-morning; juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull there

Saturday 13th August

13 Aug    Common Redstart   Borough Hill – one today, also 2 Whinchats

13 Aug    Caspian Gull              Daventry CP – a fourth-year early afternoon, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – still on Round Island 10.45, also Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

13 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck       Pitsford Res – still by the Yacht Club at 10.00, also Green Sandpiper on pool below dam

13 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – still on Round Island this morning, also Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

Friday 12th August

12 Aug    Little Stint                  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this evening before moving to Round Island, also 2 Dunlins, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper

12 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Boddington Res – two juveniles this evening, also  Common Sandpiper and two Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Aug    Common Redstart   Twywell Hills and Dales – a female this afternoon

12 Aug    Nightjar                       Stanford Res – one this morning, on private ground with no public access

Thursday 11th August

11 Aug    Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – two (first-summer and third/fourth-summer) late evening

Wednesday 10th August

10 Aug    Common Redstart   Eydon – five in the evening SP5550

10 Aug    Caspian Gull              Stanwick GP – three again this evening, also Greenshank

10 Aug    Whinchat                     Maidwell – two in Brampton Valley, also Hobby and Northern Wheatear

10 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck       Pitsford Res – still today, also female Red-crested Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Goldeneye, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 6 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Common Redstart

Tuesday 9th August 

09 Aug    Caspian Gull              Stanwick GP – three (adult and two 3rd/4th summers) this evening, also c70 Yellow-legged Gulls

09 Aug    Whinchat                      Maidwell – two in Brampton Valley, also Peregrine, Hobby, Northern Wheatear and 2 Stonechats

09 Aug    Whinchat                      Harrington AF – one

Monday 8th August

08 Aug    Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also 4 Common Sandpipers and 50+Yellow-legged Gulls

08 Aug    Common Redstart    Harrington AF – male this afternoon

Sunday 7th August

07 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – the long-staying individual in Yacht Bay this afternoon

Saturday 6th August

06 Aug    Marsh Harrier           Summer Leys LNR – a ‘cream-crown’ through late afternoon, also Peregrine

06 Aug    Whinchat                      Maidwell – four in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm late afternoon, also Hobby

06 Aug    Osprey                           Pitsford Res – one fishing south of the causeway during the afternoon, also Curlew and Green Sandpiper

06 Aug    Common Redstart    Harrington AF – one early morning, also Hobby, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Whinchats and a Northern Wheatear

06 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Clifford Hill GP – a juvenile on the north side of the main barrage lake 09.45, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpiper

Friday 5th August

05 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one this evening, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

05 Aug    Red-crested Pochard Sywell CP – two females, also 6 Crossbills in main car park

05 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Thursday 4th August

04 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – a juvenile this evening, also 5 Green Sandpipers and 7+ Yellow-legged Gulls

Wednesday 3rd August

03 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – three (adult and 2 juveniles) on the main lake this evening

Tuesday 2nd August

02 Aug    Marsh Harrier          Harrington AF – juvenile

02 Aug    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – a juvenile on the A45 Lay-by Pit

02 Aug    Great White Egret   Daventry CP – one on the pool behind the dam 07.40

Sunday 31st July

31 Jul     Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – a near-adult in the north-east corner of the main lake at 10.25, also Common Sandpiper and 6-7 Yellow-legged Gulls

Saturday 30th July 

30 Jul    Honey Buzzard          Stanford Res – one flew south over the settling pond at 12.10

 Thursday 28th July

28 Jul    Wood Sandpiper       Summer Leys LNR – no sign during the afternoon

28 Jul    Wood Sandpiper       Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank

Wednesday 27th July

27 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two this evening, also Peregrine, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

27 Jul     Great White Egret   Stanwick GP – one still this evening, also Black-tailed Godwit, adult Caspian Gull and 40+ Yellow-legged Gulls

27 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – still on the bund at 13.00

27 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one at 08.00, also Dunlin and 3 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul     Great White Egret   Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake 07.45

Tuesday 26th July

26 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – second-summer this evening

26 Jul     Great White Egret   Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake 16.50 and 42 Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Jul     Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one west over Scaldwell Bay 15.55, also Ruddy Shelduck and 3 Red-crested Pochards still

26 Jul     Great White Egret   Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 06.45

Monday 25th July

25 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – four this evening

25 Jul    Firecrest                      Warmington – one in a private garden briefly this morning

25 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay, also 3 Red-crested Pochards, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 24th July

24 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 23rd July 

23 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one this evening, also 3 Common Sandpipers and a Common Snipe

23 Jul     Whimbrel                      Pitsford village – one over east late afternoon

23 Jul     Red-crested Pochard Clifford Hill GP – female late morning, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

23 Jul     Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – flew toward feeding station at 10.00 then no further sign

23 Jul     Great White Egret     Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning, in the wader bay at 09.10, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper on the scrape

Friday 22nd July

22 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Maidwell – a juvenile at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also 2 Crossbills over

22 Jul     Scaup                              Daventry CP – female today, also 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

22 Jul     Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one reported on the scrape 07.40

Wednesday 20th July

20 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two (adult and second-summer) late evening, also 3 Greenshanks and 60+ Yellow-legged Gulls

20 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Summer Leys LNR – a ‘cream-crown’ at 16.45, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits

20 Jul     Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – a juvenile this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper and first-summer Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday 19th July

19 Jul     Crossbill                         Yardley Chase – one over Denton Wood

19 Jul     Bittern                           Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, in reeds on eastern side, opposite causeway 07.50

Monday 18th July

18 Jul     Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – three (adult, second-summer and first-summer), also adult Mediterranean Gull and 64+ Yellow-legged Gulls among some 1,300 large gulls this evening

18 Jul     Mediterranean Gull Irthlingborough – an adult ‘anting’ with Black-headed Gulls

18 Jul     Caspian Gull               Daventry CP – a second-summer this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 17th July

17 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – at least 34 flew over late evening

17 Jul     Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, also 3 Red-crested Pochards still and Green Sandpiper

17 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Summer Leys LNR – a ‘cream-crown’ over the scrape 19.50

17 Jul     Garganey                     Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 4 Common Sandpipers and several Yellow-legged Gulls

Saturday 16th July

16 Jul     Caspian Gull               Stanwick GP – a first-summer still late PM, also adult Mediterranean Gull

16 Jul     Ruddy Shelduck        Pitsford Res – still present, also 3 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Friday 15th July

15 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Brampton Valley -juvenile over fields below Hanging Houghton this afternoon

15 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – a first-summer this evening, also Garganey still

15 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two first-summers this morning, also 4 Common Sandpipers and 27 Yellow-legged Gulls

Thursday 14th July

14 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – between 11 and 14 this evening

14 Jul     Common Scoter          Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening, also 3 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Caspian Gulls (first-summer and second-summer), and 50+ Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Jul     Crossbill                        Bucknell Wood – male this morning (08.00)

Wednesday 13th July

13 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – unconfirmed report of 40 early evening

13 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two first-summers this evening, also Garganey still, 2 Greenshanks and 50+ Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 12th July

12 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – two (first-summer and second-summer) this evening, also Garganey still, juvenile Marsh Harrier over reedbed, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 30 Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on Round Island this afternoon

Monday 11th July

11 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also Garganey still and 30 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Jul     Garganey                       Stanwick GP – one still this morning

Sunday 10th July

10 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Stanwick GP – one flew east this evening, also Garganey still

10 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still today, also Cackling Goose still, Red-crested Pochard, 10 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

Friday 8th July

08 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res  – two late evening then flew off

08 Jul     Garganey                      Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the main lake at 07.30

Thursday 7th July

07 Jul     Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – four at 07.45, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 6th July 

06 Jul     Caspian Gull                Stanwick GP – a second-summer again this evening, also 27 Yellow-legged Gulls

06 Jul    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present by sailing club this morning

Monday 4th July

04 Jul    Cackling Goose            Pitsford Res – possible taverneri still below fishing lodge

04 Jul    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund this morning

Saturday 2nd July

02 Jul     Crossbill                         Fineshade Wood – two

02 Jul     Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – a female at the north end of Aldwincle Lake this morning, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

02 Jul     Marsh Harrier            Earls Barton GP – one over the western end of the complex, visible from A45 late morning

Friday 1st July 

01 Jul     Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – a second-summer this evening, also 8 Yellow-legged Gulls and a Turtle Dove

Tuesday 28th June

28 Jun    Osprey                             Welford Res – one, 11.00 to 11.04, then flew north

Saturday 25th June 2016

25 Jun    Honey Buzzard           Corby Old Village – one over west at 11.21 (photographed)

Friday 24th June

24 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present in grounds of sailing club today

24 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three (one colour-ringed) on the scrape this morning

Thursday 23rd June

23 Jun    Osprey                             Welford – one flew north-east late afternoon

23 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present in grounds of sailing club this afternoon, also 2 Common Sandpipers on dam

Wednesday 22nd June

22 Jun    Quail                                 Everdon – male again singing in setaside west of the village, from footpath at SP584576 at 21.25

22 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present by the dam this morning, also Common Sandpiper

22 Jun    Osprey                             Pitsford Res – one between the dam and the causeway 07.30

Tuesday 21st June

21 Jun    Quail                                 Everdon – male singing in a field near the village (no precise directions) late PM

21 Jun    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay 20.15

Sunday 19th June

19 Jun    Osprey                            Hollowell Res – one flew east 20.15

19 Jun    Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – drake still at north end of Aldwincle Lake this morning

Friday 17th June

17 Jun    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, also Greenshank briefly

Thursday 16th June

16 Jun    Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake

Monday 13th June

13 Jun    Garganey                       Stanwick GP – female on the main lake, also 2 Ringed Plovers this evening

13 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – injured individual still around the sailing club

Saturday 11th June

11 Jun    Osprey                             Welford Res – two this afternoon

11 Jun    Osprey                             Borough Hill – one over east at 13.52

11 Jun    Black Tern                     Earls Barton GP – three on Mary’s Lake 13.15

Friday 10th June

10 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – injured individual still around the sailing club

10 Jun    Quail                                Harlestone Heath – male singing from setaside between here and Kings Heath Estate

10 Jun    Osprey                             Guilsborough – one over at 11.50

Wednesday 8th June

08 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – injured individual still around the sailing club 17.30

08 Jun    Osprey                            Guilsborough – one over at 11.50

Monday 6th June

06 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – injured individual still around the sailing club

06 Jun    White Stork                 Corby – one circling for 2 minutes before heading off high north-west at 12.40

06 Jun    Osprey                            Northampton – Brampton Lane, one over the junction at Welford Road 08.10

Sunday 5th June 

05 Jun    Osprey                            Pitsford Res – one over west at 08.05

05 Jun    Red-necked Phalarope  Stanwick GP – no sign on the A45 Lay-by Pit (06.15)

Saturday 4th June

04 Jun    Red-necked Phalarope  Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit islands at 21.00

04 Jun    Red-necked Phalarope  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 18.20

04 Jun    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape this afternoon

04 Jun    Great White Egret     Northampton – one flew south-east over town centre 11.30

04 Jun    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – drake on the scrape 08.55

Thursday 2nd June 

02 Jun    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – injured individual still around the sailing club this evening

02 Jun    Osprey                             Earls Barton GP – one flew toward Great Doddington 14.20

02 Jun    Osprey                             Pitsford Res – one flew over Brixworth CP toward Holcot 11.15

Tuesday 31st May

31 May    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still around the sailing club this evening

Sunday 29th May

29 May    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present of the sailing club

29 May    Garganey                       Stanwick GP – drake again on the A45 Lay-by Pit islands at 10.45

Saturday 28th May

28 May    Common Redstart    Badby Wood – male still singing this morning

Thursday 26th May

26 May    Sanderling                    Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 18.30, also Ringed Plover

Tuesday 24th May

24 May    Osprey                            Hollowell Res – one fishing for 15-20 minutes late PM

24 May    Osprey                            Naseby Res – one fishing for 30 minutes

24 May    Ruddy Shelduck         Pitsford Res – still present this morning, in the grounds of the sailing club

Monday 23rd May 

23 May    Garganey                       Stanwick GP – drake again on the A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon

Sunday 22nd May

22 May    Sanderling                    Pitsford Res – returned to the dam by 18.40 and present until 20.17, when flew high west

22 May    Osprey                            Hollowell Res – one fishing by the dam this evening 20.00

22 May    Sanderling                    Pitsford Res – still on the dam at 14.45 but no sign between 16.00 and 16.30; also Ruddy Shelduck

22 May    Sanderling                    Pitsford Res – one on the dam at 13.40

22 May    Quail                                Harrington AF – one audible from the far end of the concrete track this morning, also 2 Turtle Doves in dead trees half way along the track and Northern Wheatear

22 May    Osprey                             Stanwick GP – one circling above the easternmost lake 10.45

Friday 20th May

20 May    Garganey                        Stanwick GP – a drake on the A45 Lay-by Pit 16.55

Thursday 19th May 

19 May    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – again off the dam this evening but appears to have an injured left wing

Wednesday 18th May

18 May    Sanderling                      Stanwick GP – still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening, also Tundra Ringed Plover

18 May    Arctic Tern                     Clifford Hill GP – one at 12.30

18 May    Sanderling                      Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.00

Tuesday 17th May

17 May    Osprey                               Hollowell Res – one at the north end this evening

17 May    Crossbill                           Yardley Chase – seven flew over Denton Wood this morning

Monday 16th May

16 May    Sanderling                       Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 17.45

Sunday 15th May

15 May    Whimbrel                         Cliffford Hill GP – one this morning

15 May    Garganey                           Ditchford GP – a drake on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also 4 Greenshanks

15 May    Common Redstart        Badby Wood – male in oaks by the Dower House this morning

Saturday 14th May

14 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – one still this afternoon

14 May    Pink-footed Goose        Pitsford Res – one still south of the causeway, near picnic area 14.00

14 May    Pink-footed Goose        Pitsford Res – one with Greylags south of the causeway late morning

14 May    Black Tern                        Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 10.50

14 May    Black Tern                        Clifford Hill GP – five plus  at least 3 Arctic Terns, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper this morning

14 May    Black Tern                        Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 09.15, also Common Sandpiper

14 May    Black Tern                        Pitsford Res – five present early morning only

14 May    Turnstone                         Summer Leys LNR – two on Eddie’s Island this morning, also 2 Hobbies, 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Ruff and 4 Dunlin; 4 Black Terns still on adjacent Mary’s lake

Friday 13th May

13 May    Garganey                           Stanwick GP – one this evening, also 2 Dunlin, Greenshank, 6 Redshanks and 3 Black Terns

13 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – one plus 6 Arctic Terns this evening

13 May    Black Tern                        Clifford Hill GP – five plus 4 Arctic Terns, 25 Common Terns, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpiper 17.50

13 May    Turnstone                         Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake 15.45, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Ruff and 4+ Dunlin; 4 Black Terns still on adjacent Mary’s lake

13 May    Osprey                                Hollowell Res – one at 13.00 then flew north

13 May    Black Tern                        Summer Leys LNR – five from the screen hide 10.50, also Turnstone still; 4 Black Terns still on adjacent Mary’s Lake

13 May    Arctic Tern                       Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 09.45

13 May    Turnstone                         Summer Leys LNR – one at 08.45, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 6 Dunlin and 4 Redshanks

13 May    Black Tern                        Earls Barton GP – four on Mary’s Lake, also Arctic Tern

13 May    Black Tern                        Stanwick GP – three this morning (08.20), also 2 Dunlin, 6 Redshanks and Common Sandpiper

Thursday 12th May

12 May    Black Tern                        Earls Barton GP – three still on Mary’s Lake at 19.30

12 May    Osprey                                Hollowell Res – one at 19.15

12 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – four still this evening, also Arctic Tern

12 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake 17.00, also Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlin, 19 Black Terns and 2 Arctic Terns

12 May    Sanderling                        Stanwick GP – one reported this afternoon

12 May    Black Tern                        Earls Barton GP – three on Mary’s Lake at 15.15

12 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake 12.30, also Grey Plover, 4 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 14 Black Terns and 2 Arctic Terns

12 May    Turnstone                         Stanwick GP – four on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 10.40, also 6 Greenshanks on the main lake

12 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – four at 10.00

12 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake 09.20, also Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin and 3 Black Terns

12 May    Little Tern                        Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.00, also 2 Turnstones, 5 Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Black Terns and 2 Mediterranean Gulls

Wednesday 11th May

11 May    Turnstone                         Clifford Hill GP – one at 20.50, also Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Black Terns plus mixed flock of Common and Arctic Terns

11 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – one late evening, also 7 Arctic Terns

11 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Stanwick GP – two at 19.30, also Grey Plover, Sanderling still, 3 Black Terns and Turtle Dove over north

11 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund at 19.00, also Sanderling and 3 Black Terns plus Wood Sandpiper on adjacent Mary’s Lake

11 May    Sanderling                         Stanwick GP – one still 18.15, also 2 Turnstones, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin plus 4 Arctic Terns east over reedbed

11 May    Black Tern                        Pitsford Res – six by the dam at 18.00

11 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Clifford Hill GP – two on the main barrage lake 18.00

11 May    Black Tern                        Summer Leys LNR – three at 17.50

11 May    Grey Plover                      Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 17.45, also Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Dunlin  and White Wagtail plus Sanderling, Turnstone, Arctic Tern and 2 Black Terns n the A45 Lay-by Pit

11 May    Sanderling                        Stanwick GP – one still 14.55, also Turnstone, 3 Black Terns and adult Mediterranean Gull

11 May    Short-eared Owl            Pitsford Res – one near the yacht club 13.30, also 3 Black Terns

11 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake 12.50

11 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Stanwick GP – still at 12.15, also Grey Plover, Sanderling still, 3 Black Terns and Turtle Dove over north

11 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Stanwick GP – one on main lake mid-morning, also Grey Plover and Greenshank

11 May    Black Tern                        Stanford Res – one at 10.13, also 3 Common Sandpipers on the dam

11 May    Whimbrel                          Stanford Res – one through at 08.25, also Black Tern through at 08.30 and 13 Dunlin over at 06.38

11 May    Turnstone                         Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 08.20, also 7 Ringed Plovers and 2 Black Terns

11 May    Turnstone                          Summer Leys LNR – four on Round Island 07.40, also 2 Ruff and Common Sandpiper

11 May    Sanderling                         Stanwick GP – one at 06.30, also Grey Plover, 15 Ringed Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank plus c.40 Arctic Terns and 5 Black Terns through

Tuesday 10th May

10 May    Sanderling                         Pitsford Res – one on the dam this evening, also 2 Turnstones, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Black Terns

10 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – still on main lake from feeding station at 20.05

10 May    Little Tern                         Earls Barton GP – one on the island in Mary’s Lake at 19.30, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, c.6 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper on adjacent Summer Leys LNR

10 May    Grey Plover                      Clifford Hill GP – one on the main peninsula at 19.20, also Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 12 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 62 Common Terns

10 May    Arctic Tern                       Stanwick GP – nineteen through at 19.15

10 May    Black Tern                        Hollowell Res – two at 18.45

10 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – still on main lake 18.00, also 40+ Ringed Plovers circled the scrape before heading off east at 17.40 (10 more remained on the main lake)

10 May    Black Tern                        Stanwick GP – six on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 17.30, also Greenshank on main lake and 6 Arctic Terns through

10 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – one still at 16.30, also 5 Arctic Terns

10 May    Grey Plover                      Stanwick GP – still at 15.15, also Bar-tailed Godwit still plus 3 Whimbrels through

10 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – now two at 14.50

10 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Aldwinckle – forty-six reported in flight at 14.40

10 May    Little Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – one resting in the wader bay at 13.30

10 May    Black Tern                        Daventry CP – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper and Redshank; Greenshank and Redshank at nearby Braunston floodwater

10 May    Grey Plover                      Stanwick GP – one at 11.30, also Bar-tailed Godwit still

10 May    Bar-tailed Godwit         Stanwick GP – one briefly early morning and one on the main lake at 08.50

10 May    Turnstone                         Summer Leys LNR – two briefly at 08.30, also drake Garganey on the scrape, Peregrine, 5 Whimbrel through and 2 Ruff

Monday 9th May 

09 May    Black Tern                        Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay 17.35

09 May    Grey Plover                      Braunston – one on floodwater this afternoon, also 4 Tundra Ringed Plovers and a Little Ringed Plover

09 May    Grey Plover                      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruff and Greenshank

09 May    Turnstone                          Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 06.25, also Grey Plover and Ringed Plover

Sunday 8th May

08 May    Quail                                    Welford Res – a male singing near the car park this evening

08 May    Black Tern                         Daventry CP – one this afternoon

08 May    Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon

08 May    Black Tern                         Stanford Res – three at 10.15

08 May    Wood Sandpiper            Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the main lake 09.20

08 May    Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – seven by the dam this morning

08 May    Common Redstart         Badby Wood – singing  male this morning

08 May    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning 06.00, also two Grey Plovers, 2 Ruff, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

Saturday 7th May

07 May    Black Tern                         Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 18.55

07 May    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – one this evening, also one Grey Plover and Wood Sandpiper still

07 May    Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

07 May    Spoonbill                            Summer Leys LNR – four (one adult) arrived at 08.45, remaining until 08.30 when they flew off north-west; also 3 Grey Plovers still, Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, Wood Sandpiper and 2-3 Redshanks

Friday 6th May

06 May    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape at 17.10 re-identified as Redshanks

06 May    Black Tern                         Stanwick GP – seventeen at 17.30

06 May    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape at 17.10

06 May    Wood Sandpiper            Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape 15.00, also 3 Grey Plovers still plus 8 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff and 12 Redshanks

06 May    Black Tern                         Hollowell Res – one at 13.40

06 May    Wood Sandpiper            Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this morning

06 May    Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – three still in Scaldwell Bay (10.00)

06 May    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – one this morning (10.00), also 3 Grey Plovers still and 2 Greenshank through

06 May    Grey Plover                       Summer Leys LNR – three this morning (07.05), also Whimbrel and 4 Ruff; no sign of any Black Terns

Thursday 5th May

05 May    Grey Plover                       Summer Leys LNR – two this evening, also 2 Ruff and Greenshank plus 9 Black Terns on adjacent Mary’s Lake

05 May    Black Tern                         Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay this evening (20.00)

05 May    Black Tern                         Thrapston GP – two on Aldwinckle Lake early afternoon

05 May    White Wagtail                 Harrington AF – one and 2 Northern Wheatears

05 May    Grey Plover                       Summer Leys LNR – one (summer plumage) on the bund 12.25, also 6 Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and Greenshank

05 May    Black Tern                         Daventry CP – two this morning

05 May    Great White Egret         Earls Barton GP – one flew over Hardwater Crossing 09.45

05 May    Black Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – six on the main lake mid-morning, also 3 more on adjacent Mary’s Lake at Earls Barton GP

05 May    Garganey                            Summer Leys LNR – a drake behind the bund this morning (07.40)

Wednesday 4th May 

04 May    Whinchat                           Eastcote – male late evening

04 May    Whinchat                           Harrington AF –  two, also 7 Northern Wheatears

04 May    Scaup                                   Summer Leys LNR – a female again this PM, also Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 11 Dunlin and 1-2 Common Sandpipers

04 May    Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – one late morning

04 May    Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning 09.45, also Ruff, 9 Dunlin and 1-2 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday 3rd May

03 May    Whinchat                           Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm

03 May    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male still singing by the shooting wall today, also 4 ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers in the adjacent bean field and 9+ Northern Wheatears

03 May    Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – one on grass between main lake and disused railway track, also Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover and 10 Dunlin

03 May    White Wagtail                  Pitsford Res – one on the dam today

03 May    Arctic Tern                        Daventry CP – two this morning

Monday 2nd May

02 May   Garganey                             Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) this evening, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Whimbrel, 9 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Whinchat

02 May    Common Redstart         Long Buckby – a female in a hedge on the road to West Haddon 18.40

02 May    Turnstone                          Stanwick GP – now on A45 Lay-by Pit 17.50, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers and a White Wagtail

02 May    Osprey                                 Ravensthorpe Res – one flying between Hollowell and Ravensthorpe Reservoirs 17.28

02 May    Whinchat                           Earls Barton GP – still on fence off Mary’s Lane this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper at adjacent Summer Leys LNR

02 May    Arctic Tern                        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 11.00 also 2 Common Sandpipers

02 May    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – still this below the dam today

02 May    Marsh Harrier                 Earls Barton GP – one flew over Hardwater Crossing at 10.10

02 May    Common Crane               Stanwick GP – one over north-east at 08.40

02 May    Turnstone                          Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 07.20

02 May    Quail                                     Harrington AF – male singing on the north side early morning

Sunday 1st May

01 May    Avocet                                  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island 17.25, also 3 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

01 May    Osprey                                 Ravensthorpe Res – one again at 16.00

01 May    Marsh Harrier                 Earls Barton GP – one at Quarry Walk early PM, flew toward Summer Leys

 01 May    Wood Warbler                Earls Bartyon GP – male singing just across the road from the railway line at Summer Leys 10.00

01 May    Marsh Harrier                 Earls Barton GP – one at Quarry Walk early PM, flew toward Summer Leys

01 May    Black-tailed Godwit      Stanwick GP – one on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.00

Saturday 30th April 

30 Apr    Osprey                                 Ravensthorpe Res – one this evening, also Common Sandpiper

30 Apr    Marsh Harrier                 Brampton Valley – one over fields below Hanging Houghton this evening, also Whinchat in southernmost field at adjacent Blueberry Farm

30 Apr    Whinchat                            Long Buckby – one in fields north of the village this afternoon, also Northern Wheatear

30 Apr    Whinchat                            Hellidon – one today, also 9 Northern Wheatears

30 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Borough Hill – two today, also 12+ Northern Wheatears

30 Apr    Marsh Harrier                 Northampton – one high north over East Hunsbury 12.05

30 Apr    Whinchat                            Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

30 Apr    Little Gull                           Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit 11.40

30 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – five this morning, also Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear plus 2 Whinchats on fence along Mary’s Lane

30 Apr    Common Redstart         Boddington Res – a female favouring the hedgerow west of the dam early morning, also 3 Common Sandpipers

Friday 29th April

29 Apr    Common Redstart         Summer Leys LNR – a female in blackthorn in corner formed by old railway line and main road 16.25

29 Apr    Mediterranean Gull      Stanwick GP – two adults on the islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon

29 Apr    Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – one still late afternoon, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits and Dunlin

29 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male singing from bushes by the shooting wall this morning, also 2 Northern Wheatears

29 Apr    Whinchat                           Earls Barton GP – still on fence off Mary’s Lane this morning, also Whimbrel, 5 Black-tailed Godwits (one colour-ringed), Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe at adjacent Summer Leys LNR

Thursday 28th April

28 Apr    Mediterranean Gull      Summer Leys LNR – two adults on Rotary Island early evening, also 5 Black-tailed Godwits in the wader bay and Dunlin

28 Apr    Whimbrel                          Clifford Hill GP – three at the western end of the main barrage lake 12.45

28 Apr    Whinchat                           Earls Barton GP – still on fence off Mary’s Lane this morning, also Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwits and Common Sandpiper at adjacent Summer Leys

Wednesday 27th April

27 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – final total of evening arrivals estimated to be 325

27 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit      Summer Leys LNR – approximately 150 arrived 19.08

27 Apr    Common Redstart         Stanwick GP – one at the eastern end this evening

27 Apr    Whinchat                           Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm

27 Apr    Whinchat                           Earls Barton GP – still on fence off Mary’s Lane early afternoon, also Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpipers at adjacent Summer Leys

27 Apr    Whimbrel                          Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 2 Greenshanks plus an Arctic Tern on nearby Mary’s Lake

Tuesday 26th April 

26 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – still this below the dam

26 Apr    Common Redstart         Daventry CP – female still in the horse field along the path to the reservoir from the B4036 Long Buckby road this afternoon

26 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit       Summer Leys LNR – two flew toward the scrape at 13.00, also Whinchat still on the fence as viewed from the first gate on the right along Mary’s Lane

26 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this morning, also Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, and Whinchat on the fence as viewed from the first gate on the right along Mary’s Lane

26 Apr    Whimbrel                          Daventry CP – one over west early morning, also 3 Common Sandpipers

Monday 25th April

25 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Stanwick GP – fourteen this evening, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and 3 Dunlin

25 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Daventry CP – one today, also Common Sandpiper and female Common Redstart still in the horse field along the path to the reservoir from the Long Buckby road

25 Apr    Avocet                                   Clifford Hill GP – one on the peninsula on the main barrage lake 14.30

25 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape mid-morning, also 2 Whimbrels, 2 Greenshanks, and Whinchat on the fence as viewed from the first gate on the right along Mary’s Lane – but no sign of Spotted Redshank today

Sunday 24th April

24 Apr    Spotted Redshank           Summer Leys LNR – still present this evening, also 2 Whimbrels and 2 Greenshank

24 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Daventry CP – one still mid-afternoon, also female Common Redstart in the horse field along the path to the reservoir from the Long Buckby road

24 Apr    Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – drake still this afternoon, also 2 Whimbrel on the south side

24 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Daventry CP – several still this afternoon

24 Apr    Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – drake still at east end of the main barrage lake 12.40, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

24 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Thrapston GP – one through over Aldwinckle Lake 11.30

24 Apr    Garganey                             Summer Leys LNR – a drake on the main lake, also Green Sandpiper from feeding station

24 Apr    Common Scoter               Clifford Hill GP – a drake on the main barrage lake 10.35, also Common Sandpipers and 6 Northern Wheatears

24 Apr    Whimbrel                           Clifford Hill GP – two from 09.40 to 09.55, aslo 2 Green Sandpipers

24 Apr    Marsh Harrier                  Thrapston GP – a ‘cream-crown’ flew high north-east over Titchmarsh LNR 09.35

24 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape 08.55, also 20 Common Snipe

24 Apr    Spotted Redshank           Summer Leys LNR – still present 07.45, also 2 Whimbrels and 2 Greenshank

Saturday 23rd April 

23 Apr    Marsh Harrier                  Summer Leys LNR – flew south-west at 17.35

23 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Daventry CP – ten this afternoon

23 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Summer Leys LNR – at least 5 in the bay to the right of the feeding station 17.00

23 Apr    Marsh Harrier                 Brampton Valley – one over rape fields below Hanging Houghton 15.45, then flew toward Brixworth

23 Apr    Whimbrel                           Earls Barton GP – one on the island in Mary’s Lake 15.00, also two still on adjacent Summer Leys LNR along with Spotted Redshank and 3 Greenshanks

23 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – still this below the dam 13.00, also White Wagtail, c.20 Yellow Wagtails, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

23 Apr    Whimbrel                           Earls Barton GP – one flew east over Quarry Walk 12.50, also 2 Hobbies there

23 Apr    Hen Harrier                      Lyveden – a ‘ringtail’ during the morning

23 Apr    White Stork                       Northampton – one reported flying over the canal by Towcester Road this morning

23 Apr    Marsh Harrier                  Summer Leys LNR – one circling over the south-east corner 10.10 then flew towards Mary’s lake 10.30, also Wood Sandpiper still on the scrape 11.00, 2 Whimbrel on bank opposite feeding station 12.00, 2 Greenshanks and Spotted Redshank still

23 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this morning, also 2 Greenshanks and Spotted Redshank still

Friday 22nd April 

22 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still this evening, also Hobby through and Greenshank and Spotted Redshank still

22 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – still this evening, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

22 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 15.30

22 Apr    White Wagtail                  Hollowell Res – one with 10+ Yellow Wagtails 13.30

22 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still 13.20, also Ringed Plover, Greenshank and Spotted Redshank still

22 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still 12.00, also 2 Greenshanks and Spotted Redshank still

22 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still 10.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank still

22 Apr    Whimbrel                           Pitsford Res – one on the dam early morning

22 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape 07.25, also Spotted Redshank and Greenshank still – all from Pioneer Hide

Thursday 21st April

21 Apr    Wood Sandpiper             Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 18.40

21 Apr    Spotted Redshank          Summer Leys LNR – one still in the wader bay on the main lake 17.05, also Greenshank still

21 Apr    Marsh Harrier                 Wollaston – a ‘cream-crown’ between Strixton and Wollaston at 16.55

21 Apr    Spotted Redshank          Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay on the main lake this morning, also Greenshank

21 Apr    Common Redstart          Brackley – a male on Buckingham Road Industrial Estate outside Rational Labelling and Marking Systems, Borough Road NN13 7BE

Wednesday 20th April

20 Apr    Spotted Redshank         Summer Leys LNR – two on Brayshaw’s Bund late evening

20 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit          Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this evening, also 3 Whimbrel

20 Apr    Scaup                                    Summer Leys LNR – female still this evening

20 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit          Summer Leys LNR – one still on the ‘Cormorant spit’ on the main lake 18.15, also 3 Whimbrel

20 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit          Summer Leys LNR – one on the ‘Cormorant spit’ on the main lake 15.30, also 3 Whimbrel

20 Apr    White Wagtail                  Pitsford Res – one on the dam early afternoon, also Ringed  Plover plus Green Sandpiper on pool below dam

20 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – again below dam this morning

Tuesday 19th April 

19 Apr    Black Tern                          Hollowell Res – one still 13.40, also Tree Pipit

19 Apr    Scaup                                    Summer Leys LNR – female still late morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

19 Apr    Black Tern                          Hollowell Res – one late morning (10.30)

Monday 18th April

18 Apr    Scaup                                    Summer Leys LNR – female still this evening, also Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

18 Apr    Kittiwake                           Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake 17.15

18 Apr    White Wagtail                 Clifford Hill GP – three this morning

18 Apr    Whimbrel                          Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay late morning

18 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male stil by the shooting wall 10.45

18 Apr    Goshawk                            Pitsford Res – again in Scaldwell Bay, near Bird Club Hide early morning, also Little Gull over causeway

18 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male stil by the shooting wall this morning, also 4+ Northern Wheatears and a Tree Pipit over

Sunday 17th April

17 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also 4 Northern Wheatears

17 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – one still this afternoon and 5+ Northern Wheatears

17 Apr    Greenland Wheatear    Harrington AF – two males trapped and ringed this morning, also 2 Ring-Ouzels still

17 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Stanwick GP – eleven on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

17 Apr    Whimbrel                           Thrapston GP – one from the North Hide late morning

17 Apr    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one flew north-east along the River Nene Valley at 11.30

17 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – one still in the vicinity of the shooting wall, also 3 Common Restarts and 6+ Northern Wheatears

17 Apr    Common Crane                Summer Leys LNR – three flew low north-east along the River Nene Valley at 11.00, also female Scaup still, Ruff, 2 Redshanks, Common Sandpiper and 2 White Wagtails

17 Apr    Arctic Tern                         Stortons GP – one on Sixfields Lake briefly this morning

17 Apr    Osprey                                  Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway, in Scaldwell Bay, at 08.00

Saturday 16th April

16 Apr    Osprey                                  Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway at 18.00, also Little Gull still in Scaldwell Bay and Ruddy Shelduck still

16 Apr    Osprey                                  Pitsford Res – one at 17.00

16 Apr    Scaup                                    Summer Leys LNR – female still this afternoon, also Curlew and Common Sandpiper

16 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – two late afternoon, one in ploughed field by shooting wall, the other by the first bunker

16 Apr    Little Gull                            Pitsford Res – a first-winter in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull

16 Apr    Common Redstart           Fawsley Park – two (male and female) in hedge along the footpath past The Granary 12.40

16 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Hollowell Res – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper

16 Apr    Ring Ouzel                           Harrington AF – male still on concrete track, opposite shooting wall 10.50

16 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Boddington Res – five this morning, also Common Sandpiper

16 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – eight this morning 08.45, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and Common Sandpiper

16 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – male again on concrete track, opposite conifer belt 08.15

Friday 15th April

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Thrapston GP – two this evening

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Clifford Hill GP – three still to 17.54, when they flew east

15 Apr    Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – male still singing in ivy-covered pines by the Fishing Lodge 16.30, also immature male Goshawk in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 17.30, and Arctic Tern

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Summer Leys LNR – at least 3 from feeding station at 15.55

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Clifford Hill GP – five at 15.00, also Little Ringed Plover and 10 Dunlins

15 Apr    Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – male still singing in ivy-covered pines by the Fishing Lodge 15.00

15 Apr    Scaup                                    Summer Leys LNR – female still this afternoon appears to be paired with drake Tufted Duck, also 12 Dunlins

15 Apr    Wood Warbler                  Pitsford Res – male singing by the Fishing Lodge early afternoon, also Whimbrel over

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Clifford Hill GP – four this morning, also Ringed Plover and 15 Dunlins

15 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – male now in bushes just beyond second bunker at 10.00

15 Apr    Ring Ouzel                          Harrington AF – male flew from first bunker to concrete track entrance bushes 08.20

15 Apr    Sandwich Tern                  Summer Leys LNR – three on Gull Island 06.55

Thursday 14th April 

14 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Daventry CP – one this evening, also Common Sandpiper

14 Apr    Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – one this evening

14 Apr    Osprey                                   Summer Leys LNR – one over west 16.30, also Avocet and female Scaup still

14 Apr    Avocet                                   Summer Leys LNR – still mid-afternoon

14 Apr    Reed Warbler                   Thrapston GP – first male singing

14 Apr    Black Redstart                  Byfield – female or first-summer in a private garden briefly this morning

14 Apr    Avocet                                   Summer Leys LNR – one viewable from Screen Hide at 09.00, also Common Snipe

Wednesday 13th April

13 Apr    Little Gull                            Summer Leys LNR – an adult from the feeding station 17.20

13 Apr    Common Redstart          Harrington AF – three this evening at 16.40

13 Apr    Cuckoo                                 Wakerley Great Wood – singing male this afternoon

13 Apr    Common Redstart          Byfield – male in field just beyond Boddington/Priors Marston crossroads, by second pylon looking toward Boddington from Priors Marston road

13 Apr    Little Gull                            Daventry CP – a second-summer this afternoon

13 Apr    Common Redstart          Harrington AF – male along main concrete track, in sallows 100 m past first muckheap at 11.20, also 2 Northern Wheatears

13 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male reported again along concrete track 09.30, then flew to conifers by shooting wall also 2 Northern Wheatears

13 Apr    Black Tern                          Summer Leys LNR – no sign (or of any Little Gulls) this morning to 07.00

Tuesday 12th April 

12 Apr    Ring Ouzel                         Harrington AF – male along concrete track this afternoon, also 2 Northern Wheatears

12 Apr    Little Gull                           Sywell CP – two adults

12 Apr    Black Tern                          Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway

12 Apr    Continental Black-tailed Godwit Stanwick GP -one on A45 Lay-by Pit also 13 Little Gulls, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers,Dunlin and Common Snipe

12 Apr    Black Tern                          Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 13 Little Gulls, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plovers, Common Snipe and Dunlin

12 Apr    Little Gull                           Clifford Hill GP – adult early AM

12 Apr    Garganey                            Daventry CP – two on pool behind dam early morning only, also 2 Common Sandpipers

12 Apr    Arctic Tern                        Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway 08.30

12 Apr    Sandwich Tern                Stanford Res – two on the dam at 08.00, then flew east at 08.25

12 Apr    Sandwich Tern                Clifford Hill GP – no sign of yesterday’s bird on the main barrage lake this morning

Monday 11th April

11 Apr    Avocet                                  Clifford Hill GP – one late evening

11 Apr    Sandwich Tern                Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake 19.45, also 12 Little Gulls (10 adults)

11 Apr    Arctic Tern                        Stanwick GP – seven on A45 Lay-by Pit 18.45, also 25+ Common Terns and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

11 Apr    Little Gull                          Stanwick GP – twenty-two on the main lake early evening

11 Apr    Osprey                                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this afternoon and Common Sandpiper on the dam

11 Apr    Little Gull                           Earls Barton GP – seven (6 adults) on Mary’s lake at 16.00, also Black-tailed Godwit at adjacent Summer Leys LNR still

11 Apr    Little Gull                           Daventry CP – three at 12.45

11 Apr    Little Gull                           Pitsford Res – four from the dam at 12.40, also Ruddy Shelduck still and Green Sandpiper

11 Apr    Little Gull                           Earls Barton GP – four adults on Mary’s lake at 10.15

Saturday 9th April

09 Apr    Ring Ouzel                       Blisworth – a female in field from gateway by the old Youngs Nursery site SP728542 at 15.00

09 Apr    Goshawk                           Pitsford Res – immature in flight in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide

09 Apr    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still late morning, also Black-tailed Godwit still plus Common Whitethroat singing behind adjacent Mary’s Lake

09 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit     Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Screen Hide, this morning

09 Apr    Siberian Chiffchaff     Long Buckby – a singing male in the entrance gate area of Cotton End Park 09.30

Friday 8th April 

08 Apr    Sedge Warbler              Summer Leys LNR – one this evening, also Peregrine and Little Ringed Plover

08 Apr    Osprey                               Boddington Res – one over low to the north-west 18.10

08 Apr    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit still

08 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit     Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Screen Hide, this morning

08 Apr    Grasshopper Warbler Earls Barton GP – singing male behind Mary’s Lake, 08.00

Thursday 7th April

07 Apr    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit near Feeding Station

Wednesday 6th April

06 Apr    Common Swift              Finedon – one over

06 Apr    White Wagtail               Stanwick GP – one, plus a Common Snipe

06 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – one still behind the dam this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 5th April 

05 Apr    Osprey                               Pitsford Res – one over

05 Apr    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Peregrine

Monday 4th April 

04 Apr    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Dunlin on Gull Island

04 Apr    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – one still behind the dam this morning, also Green Sandpiper

04 Apr    Osprey                               Clifford Hill GP – one over this morning, also Northern Wheatear and White Wagtail

04 Apr    Osprey                               Summer Leys LNR – one over at 08.30, also Little Ringed Plover on the scrape

04 Apr    Sandwich Tern              Stanwick GP – one briefly on the A45 Lay-by Pit early morning

Sunday 3rd April 

03 Apr    Black-necked Grebe   Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay this afternoon

03 Apr    Great White Egret       Earls Barton GP – one flew over late afternoon

03 Apr    Little Gull                        Sywell CP – one by the dam at 15.50

03 Apr    White Wagtail               Thrapston GP – two on the north side of North Lake at 13.00

03 Apr    Avocet                               Stanwick GP – still no further sign at 11.30 but 2 Common Terns present

03 Apr    Avocet                               Summer Leys LNR – one briefly late morning, flew off at 11.15, also female Scaup still and male Northern Wheatear in ploughed field by Chestnut Corner

03 Apr    Avocet                               Stanwick GP – one still on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit at 08.50 but no sign at 09.35

03 Apr    Avocet                               Stanwick GP – one on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit at 07.30

Saturday 2nd April 

02 Apr    Slavonian Grebe          Daventry CP – still present at 18.00

02 Apr    Slavonian Grebe          Daventry CP – still present near the southern end at 15.25

02 Apr    Garganey                        Summer Leys LNR – drake this morning

02 Apr    Common Tern              Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake this morning

02 Apr    Slavonian Grebe          Daventry CP – one late morning

02 Apr    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup still, Little Ringed Plover and male Northern Wheatear

02 Apr    Osprey                              Pitsford Res – one flew south over the causeway at 09.54

Friday 1st April

01 Apr    Garganey                         Northampton – a drake on floodwater by the Windhover pub at Brampton Valley mid-afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

Thursday 31st March

31 Mar    Garganey                         Earls Barton GP – now 4 (3 drakes) on the RMC Pit this evening

31 Mar    White Wagtail               Clifford Hill GP – one this afternoon

31 Mar    Osprey                              Pitsford Res – one flew north mid-afternoon

31 Mar    Kittiwake                         Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit until 14.30 at least, also 3 Redshank, Common Snipe and White Wagtail

31 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still, also female Scaup still

31 Mar    Garganey                         Earls Barton GP – three still on the RMC Pit

Wednesday 30th March

30 Mar    Yellow Wagtail             Boddington Res – one on the dam, also Jack Snipe and 13 Common Snipe

30 Mar    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one still today, also singing male Willow Warbler

30 Mar    Siberian Chiffchaff     Daventry CP – a male singing behind the dam briefly this morning

30 Mar    Osprey                             Summer Leys LNR – one flew over at 08.25, also female Scaup still, Peregrine and 5 Redshanks

30 Mar    Garganey                        Earls Barton GP – three still this morning

Tuesday 29th March

29 Mar    Osprey                             Daventry CP – one flew north

29 Mar    Bittern                             Summer Leys LNR – one again today

29 Mar    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one still today

29 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still, also female Scaup still and Peregrine

29 Mar    Garganey                        Earls Barton GP – at least one drake still present

Monday 28th March

28 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – still present today, also Green Sandpiper

28 Mar    Mediterranean Gull    Summer Leys LNR – a first-winter present today

28 Mar    Little Gull                         Daventry CP – an adult present briefly early morning before flying north

Sunday 27th March

27 Mar    Osprey                              Boddington Res – one flew north

27 Mar    Common Scoter            Daventry CP – two (one male)

27 Mar    Garganey                         Earls Barton GP – two still on the RMC Pit

Saturday 26th March

26 Mar    Northern Wheatear    Brampton Valley – two, also c.150 Golden Plovers

26 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Sywell CP – three (2 drakes) still in north-east corner today

26 Mar    House Martin                Daventry CP – at least 2 reported this morning

26 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – one still today, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

26 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one again at the west end of the main lake this morning, also female Scaup still and Black-tailed Godwit

26 Mar    Garganey                          Earls Barton GP – two (one drake) still on the RMC Pit this morning

Friday 25th March 

25 Mar    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane today

25 Mar    Northern Wheatear    Clifford Hill GP – a male around the main barrage lake today

25 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Sywell CP – three (2 drakes) today

25 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – one on Brayshaw’s Bund late morning

25 Mar    Garganey                          Earls Barton GP – at least one drake still on the RMC Pit this morning

25 Mar    Pink-footed Goose       Summer Leys LNR – one from Chestnut Corner at 08.10

Thursday 24th March 

24 Mar    Bittern                              Stanwick GP – 0ne came into roost in the reedbed at 18.00, also Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Swallow

24 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club this evening, also 2 Swallows and 21 Sand Martins

24 Mar    Kumlien’s Gull             Daventry CP – no further sign of adult today but first-winter Mediterranean Gull, first-winter Yellow-legged Gull, Swallow and 14 Sand Martins there

24 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden 13.00

24 Mar    Kumlien’s Gull             Daventry CP – an adult between 12.30 and 12.50 then flew south toward Daventry town centre and may be heading for Marches Industrial Estate, where refuse is dumped

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

24 Mar    Garganey                        Earls Barton GP – three (2 drakes) on the RMC Pit, viewable from sharp bend in road between Hardwater Crossing and entrance to Summer leys LNR

24 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – two again this morning 08.40, also female Scaup still

Wednesday 23rd March 

23 Mar    Marsh Harrier              Stanwick GP – a male late afternoon, also 4 Curlews, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Dunlin

23 Mar    Common Scoter           Daventry CP – drake flew off high north-west at 17.26, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull there

23 Mar    Rock Pipit                       Hollowell Res – one between the dam and the plantation on the east shore, also 2 Jack Snipe and a Common Snipe

23 Mar    Common Scoter           Daventry CP – a drake this morning 08.50

Tuesday 22nd March

22 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Sywell CP – drake today

22 Mar    Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – a first-winter in the roost this evening, also 4 Jack Snipe and c.40 Common Snipe

22 Mar    Swallow                            Clifford Hill GP – one at 16.00, also Barnacle Goose still

22 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Stanwick GP – one this afternoon, also Dunlin, 8 Redshanks, 8 Common Snipe and Sand Martin

22 Mar    Rock Pipit                       Pitsford Res – still by the overflow on the grass bank behind the dam late afternoon, also Ruddy Shelduck still and 2 Sand Martins over

22 Mar    Bittern                            Summer Leys LNR – one flew across the scrape this morning 11.08, also Black-tailed Godwit still from the screen hide

Monday 21st March

21 Mar    Caspian Gull                  Stanwick GP – an adult today, also Pintail, Peregrine, Curlew and 4 Dunlin

21 Mar    Rock Pipit                       Pitsford Res – still by the overflow on the grass bank behind the dam today, also Ruddy Shelduck still

21 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – one from the screen hide this evening, also 2 Redshanks

21 Mar    Crossbill                           Kelmarsh – four at Kelmarsh Hall today

21 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden 16.00

21 Mar    Bittern                               Summer Leys LNR – one in reeds to the right of the Double-deck hide 10.00, also second-summer Mediterranean Gull on Rotary Island/Brayshaw’s Bund

Sunday 20th March

20 Mar    Short-eared Owl          Maidwell – two still at Blueberry Farm

20 Mar    Merlin                               Stanwick GP – a male this afternoon, also Peregrine and 15 Dunlin

20 Mar    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one again on Aldwinckle Lake today

20 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Yelvertoft – three feeding on willow herb heads on the old cricket pitch this afternoon

20 Mar    Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – an adult or second-summer on Gull Island early afternoon, also female Scaup, 10 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Redshanks on the main lake

20 Mar    Garganey                        Summer Leys LNR – a drake late morning, also female Scaup and 9 Black-tailed Godwits on the main lake

20 Mar    Rock Pipit                      Pitsford Res – one still by the overflow on the grass bank behind the dam mid-morning

Saturday 19th March 

19 Mar    Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult by the dam early evening, also Ruddy Shelduck, 11 Common Scoters still and 5 Dunlin

19 Mar    Iceland Gull                  Stanwick GP – adult flew east over the A45 Lay-by Pit 17.20

19 Mar    Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the A45 Lay-by Pit 16.30, also 5 Dunlin, 8 Redshank and 8 Common Snipe

19 Mar    Rock Pipit                      Pitsford Res – now 2 by the overflow on the grass bank behind the dam 15.45, also the 11 Common Scoters off the holly tree

19 Mar    White Wagtail               Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway with c.25 Pied Wagtails, in the crop field behind the holly tree 13.30

19 Mar    Common Scoter           Pitsford Res – eleven (10 drakes) south of the causeway, off the gorse bushes, 12.55, also Rock Pipit still

19 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden 13.00

19 Mar    Rock Pipit                      Pitsford Res – still by the overflow on the grass bank behind the dam 11.30, also Ruddy Shelduck

19 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – one still below the dam this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Friday 18th March

18 Mar    Short-eared Owl          Maidwell – two still at Blueberry Farm

18 Mar    Bittern                             Stanwick GP – 0ne flew east from A45 Lay-by Pit early evening

18 Mar    Brent Goose                  Pitsford Res – ten, now in the mouth of Moulton Grange Bay, visible from dam 14.45

18 Mar    Brent Goose                  Pitsford Res – ten, now south of the causeway, between the holly tree and Pintail Bay

18 Mar    Rock Pipit                      Hollowell Res – one on the north-east shore, just before the plantation 12.00

18 Mar    Brent Goose                  Pitsford Res – ten, north of the causeway, in front of Maytrees Hide 11.25

Thursday 17th March

17 Mar    Short-eared Owl          Maidwell – two still at Blueberry Farm

17 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden 15.30

17 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – one still, in field below dam 13.00

17 Mar    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also 3 Dunlin still

Wednesday 16th March

16 Mar    Short-eared Owl          Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm, also 6 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

16 Mar    Rock Pipit                       Pitsford Res – one by the Holly Tree today, also 18 Snipe

16 Mar     Iceland Gull                  Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake at 17.45 also 2 Caspian Gulls (second-winter and third-winter), Pintail, 4 Dunlin and 8 Redshanks

16 Mar    Bittern                              Stortons GP – one today, also Peregrine

16 Mar    Mediterranean Gull   Daventry CP – a first-winter this morning, also Dunlin and Redshank

16 Mar    Scaup                                 Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also 3 Dunlin

Tuesday 15th March 

15 Mar    Caspian Gull                  Stanwick GP – a third-winter this afternoon

15 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup still

Monday 14th March 

14 Mar    Chiloe Wigeon x Wigeon   Summer Leys LNR – hybrid drake again this afternoon

14 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also female Scaup still, 3 Redshanks and Dunlin

Sunday 13th March 

13 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – two at 13.00 then flew in again at 17.30, also female Scaup still, Bittern at 16.30 and Peregrine plus 2 Redshanks at Hardwater Crossing

13 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden between 08.30 and 16.30

13 Mar    Sand Martin                   Earls Barton GP – one over Hardwater Crossing early afternoon

13 Mar    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – two drakes in Moulton Grange Bay this morning

Saturday 12th March 

12 Mar    Osprey                               Hollowell – one in flight toward Hollowell Res today

12 Mar    Caspian Gull                   Stanford Res – a first-winter this afternoon, also Jack Snipe and 9 Common Snipe

12 Mar    Great White Egret       Little Irchester – two flew north-east at 16.30

12 Mar    Kittiwake                         Summer Leys LNR – adult flew off west 15.15

12 Mar    Kittiwake                         Summer Leys LNR – adult on main lake, viewed from old railway track near Sand Martin colony 14.30, also female Scaup still

12 Mar    Mediterranean Gull   Fawsley Park – adult summer late morning then flew to a field below nearby Preston Capes 12.15

12 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

12 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden mid-morning

Friday 11th March

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

11 Mar    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still at 11.00, also female Scaup and Peregrine

11 Mar    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden at 08.00

Wednesday 9th March

09 Mar    Kittiwake                        Pitsford Res – three (2 adults in the gull roost by the sailing club 16.40 joined by a third adult early evening)

Tuesday 8th March 

08 Mar    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – two third-winters late afternoon, also 2 Smew (one drake) still

08 Mar    Firecrest                         Stanwick GP – one again, 10 m from the hide by the A45 Lay-by Pit

08 Mar    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still, also Stonechat

Monday 7th March 

07 Mar    Bittern                             Stanwick GP – one flew into the reedbed at 17.50, also 2 third-winter Caspian Gulls and two Smew still

07 Mar    Smew                                Stanwick GP – two (one drake) still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

07 Mar    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Stonechat

Sunday 6th March

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

06 Mar    Bittern                             Summer Leys LNR – one briefly again this morning

06 Mar    Kittiwake                        Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake at 08.50 but not since

06 Mar    Great White Egret      Thrapston GP – one on Aldwickle Lake this morning

06 Mar    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Stonechat

Saturday 5th March

05 Mar    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – a near-adult by the sailing club late afternoon, also Ruddy Shelduck still, Green Sandpiper and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

05 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – two came in at 17.00, also 2 Redshanks and Stonechat

05 Mar    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – a first-winter again late afternoon, also 2 Smew (one drake), 5 Redshanks and second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

05 Mar    Siberian Chiffchaff     Earls Barton GP – a possible by the River Nene, east of small car park approx SP860620 early PM

05 Mar    Mealy Redpoll              Northampton – one again on feeders in an East Hunsbury garden at midday

05 Mar    Bittern                             Stanwick GP – one flew over the A45 Lay-by Pit at 09.50

05 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup still

Friday 4th March

04 Mar   Bewick’s Swan              Pitsford Res – four over north at 17.25

04 Mar   Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening

04 Mar    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – a first-winter late afternoon, also drake Smew still

04 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup, Peregrine and Stonechat

Thursday 3rd March

03 Mar   Mediterranean Gull    Boddington Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening, also 2 adult Peregrines

03 Mar    Iceland Gull                   Stanwick GP – a juvenile on the main lake at 17.25, also 2 Smew and 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter) still

03 Mar    Merlin                              Northampton – one again at Pineham Industrial Estate, near Carlsberg at 14.10

03 Mar    Bittern                              Summer Leys LNR – one still showing from Pioneer Hide 12.40 to 13.00, also Stonechat

03 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club at this afternoon

03 Mar    Bittern                              Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning from Pioneer Hide 10.30 also female Scaup still

03 Mar    Pink-footed Goose      Clifford Hill GP – one this morning

03 Mar    Great White Egret      Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

03 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning from Pioneer Hide at 07.50, also Bittern

Wednesday 2nd March

02 Mar   Kittiwake                        Boddington Res – an adult in the gull roost from 16.30, then probably flew north just prior to dusk, also 2 first-winter Mediterranean Gulls

02 Mar    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – adult again on the main lake 17.25, also 2 Smew still

02 Mar    Firecrest                         Stanwick GP – one near the hide by the A45 Lay-by Pit 15.45

02 Mar    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club at midday, also Green Sandpiper on pools below dam

02 Mar    Great White Egret      Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

02 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup still

02 Mar    Merlin                              Northampton – one again at Pineham Industrial Estate, in the field between the BMW Distribution Centre and Carlsberg

Tuesday 1st March

01 Mar    Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – two (new adult and first-winter) in the roost this evening

01 Mar    Great White Egret      Ravensthorpe Res – one again today

01 Mar    Bittern                             Stanwick GP – one flew over the reedbed this afternoon

01 Mar    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup and Stonechat still

Monday 29th February

29 Feb    Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – two (adult and first-winter) in the roost this evening, also Peregrine over

29 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Stanwick GP – two adults late afternoon, also 2 Smew, 1 Redshank, Golden Plover and 2 Common Snipe

Sunday 28th February

28 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – a second-winter in the gull roost at 17.30, also Ruddy Shelduck still and Green Sandpiper

28 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – two still late afternoon, also 3 Smew (2 drakes)

28 Feb    Smew                               Ravensthorpe Res – drake still today

28 Feb    Great White Egret      Ditchford GP – two still off Ditchford Lane

28 Feb    Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – still on the main barrage lake this afternoon

28 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – adult and first-winter at eastern end of main lake early afternoon

28 Feb    Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – one on the south side of the main barrage lake this morning

28 Feb    Bittern                             Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide this morning, also Scaup and Stonechat still

Saturday 27th February

27 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Pitsford Res – juvenile in the gull roost, also near-adult Caspian Gull and Green Sandpiper

27 Feb    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also 2 Redshanks and Stonechat

27 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder this morning

Friday 26th February

26 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – adult again on the main lake briefly late afternoon then flew off at 16.30, also 3 Caspian Gulls, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Smew

26 Feb    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also Stonechat

Thursday 25th February

25 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost this evening

25 Feb    Great White Egret      Stanwick GP – one flew west this afternoon

25 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup

Wednesday 24th February

24 Feb    Mediterranean Gull   Pitsford Res – one, possibly two, first-winters in the roost this evening, also Ruddy Shelduck still

24 Feb    Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – two (adult and first-winter) in the roost this evening, also immature Peregrine over

24 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Stanwick GP – third-winter this evening, also 2 Smew but no further sign of Glaucous Gull

24 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – adult, red-ringed, on the main lake again at 13.50; please view from the hide or across the river – do not enter the area immediately surrounding the lake – also Bittern flew across A45 Lay-by Pit at 13.15

24 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup and Peregrine plus drake Scaup on adjacent Mary’s lake

Tuesday 23rd February

23 Feb    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club this evening, also Green Sandpiper on pools below dam

23 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – adult, red-ringed, on the main lake until 15.30 when flushed; please view from the hide or across the river – do not enter the area immediately surrounding the lake

23 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – adult, red-ringed, on the main lake again 13.35

23 Feb    Red-crested Pochard Sywell CP – four today

23 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also female Scaup still

23 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder this morning

Monday 22nd February

22 Feb    Glaucous Gull               Stanwick GP – an adult, red-ringed, into the roost on the main lake at 16.30 before flying east at 17.05

22 Feb    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still at 11.25, also 2 Redshanks and Stonechat

22 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder this morning

Sunday 21st February

21 Feb    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – at least one still

21 Feb    Firecrest                          Brixworth – no sign at the Sewage Treatment Works this afternoon

21 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 13.35

21 Feb    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female still at midday, in small bay by toad pond, viewed from railway track

21 Feb    Smew                                Ravensthorpe Res – drake still this morning

21 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – two still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

Saturday 20th February

20 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon, also female Scaup still

20 Feb    Smew                                Ravensthorpe Res – drake still this afternoon

20 Feb    Great White Egret      Ditchford GP – one this afternoon

20 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 13.35

20 Feb    Black Redstart              Northampton – one again on sunflower feeder in shared council gardens at rear of Balfour Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow 13.20; no public access

20 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one again at 12.00, also female Scaup still by Gull Island

20 Feb    Firecrest                          Brixworth – reported again at the Sewage Treatment Works, this morning, SP738716; view only from public footpath

20 Feb    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by the sailing club this morning

20 Feb    Scaup                               Summer Leys LNR – female still this morning, also 3 drake Pintails and drake Chiloe Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid

Friday 19th February

19 Feb    Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – an adult in the roost

19 Feb    Great White Egret      Summer Leys LNR – one still, also female Scaup still, 2 Peregrines and Stonechat

19 Feb    Great White Egret      Ditchford GP – three today

19 Feb    Great White Egret      Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

19 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 09.30 then no further sign; please avoid walking along water’s edge

Thursday 18th February

18 Feb    Smew                                Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay, also Ruddy Shelduck still by sailing club

18 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end this afternoon; please avoid walking along water’s edge

18 Feb    Bittern                             Ditchford GP – one on Irthingborough Lakes and Meadows this afternoon;  park at the Diamonds ground and walk west along disused railway track to view the sixth pit on the right, where there is a large Phragmites bed next to the main path on the Irthlingborough side

18 Feb    Firecrest                          Brixworth – again at the Sewage Treatment Works, 13.45, by the footpath gate in the corner of the field next to the sewage works fence SP738716; view only from public footpath

18 Feb    Scaup                                Summer Leys LNR – female off gull island 11.00, also 2 Peregrines and a Stonechat

Wednesday 17th February

17 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Stanwick GP an adult present, also 2 Smew (one drake) still

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

17 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end this morning; please avoid walking along water’s edge

Tuesday 16th February

16 Feb    Scaup                                Hardingstone GP – drake off the car park early afternoon

16 Feb    Smew                                Pitsford Res – two drakes in Scaldwell Bay, from Old Bird Club Hide, also Ruddy Shelduck still (from Maytrees Hide) this morning

16 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake back on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 09.35; please avoid walking along water’s edge

16 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 08.10

Monday 15th February

15 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – no further sign of drake still on the ‘grit trap’ after being flushed by a photographer; please avoid walking along water’s edge

15 Feb    Smew                                Stanwick GP – two still (one drake) this afternoon

15 Feb    Merlin                              Northampton – one again at Pineham, near BMW Distribution Centre, 11.15 flew toward Storton’s GP

15 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end mid-morning, then flushed

Sunday 14th February

14 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – adult again in the gull roost late PM, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull

14 Feb    Smew                                Stanwick GP – two (one drake) this afternoon

14 Feb    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – still by causeway with Canada Geese

14 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one still with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 12.45

14 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one by the bridge over Brancey Brook this morning, also 3 Mealy Redpolls on the reserve feeders

14 Feb    Pink-footed Goose      Summer Leys LNR – one with Greylags in field by disused railway line this morning, also Peregrine and Stonechat

14 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 08.55

14 Feb    Black Redstart              Northampton – one still on slabbed area in shared council gardens at rear of Balfour Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow 07.30; no public access

Saturday 13th February

13 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Pitsford Res – adult again in the gull roost late PM

13 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 15.30

13 Feb    Black Redstart              Northampton – one again on slabbed area in shared council gardens at rear of Balfour Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow; no public access

13 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 12.00

13 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwinckle Lake this morning

13 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end this morning

13 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one still with Lesser Redpolls and Siskins on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 08.00

Friday 12th February

12 Feb    Merlin                              Northampton – a female/immature at Pineham, opposite Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, 17.15

12 Feb    Caspian Gull                 Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake late afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit and 9 Redshanks

12 Feb    Smew                                Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ in Holcot Bay today

12 Feb    Hen Harrier                  Stanwick GP  – a ‘ringtail’ flew east this afternoon, also three Smew on the A45 Lay-by Pit

12 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 12.30

12 Feb    Merlin                              Summer Leys LNR – one at 12.00, also Stonechat still

12 Feb    Smew                                Stanwick GP  – a drake on the A45 Lay-by Pit 09.30

Thursday 11th February

11 Feb    Firecrest                           Brixworth – again at the Sewage Treatment Works, mid-afternoon, in border hedge SP738716. View only from public footpath

11 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 16.50

11 Feb    Mediterranean Gull   Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost late afternoon, also Ruddy Shelduck in fields behind Pintail Bay and Green Sandpiper on pool below dam

11 Feb    Smew                                 Stanwick GP  – four this afternoon (drake on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 3, 2 drakes, on main lake), also Yellow-legged Gull and 9 Redshanks

16 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake back on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end 09.35; please avoid walking along water’s edge

11 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – one still and 5+ Bramblings

11 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake again on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end late morning

Wednesday 10th February

10 Feb    Siberian Chiffchaff      Ringstead GP – a ‘possible’ in scrub on south side of Kinewell Lake, along Station Road

10 Feb    Kittiwake                          Boddington Res – adult at midday

Tuesday 9th February

09 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – flew on to main lake at 17.20

09 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – one still and 6+ Bramblings

09 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – flew over scrape 10.30, also Stonechat

Monday 8th February

08 Feb    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still 13.00

08 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one still with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 12.00

Sunday 7th February

07 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with 10 Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 12.40

07 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – two on Aldwinckle Lake this morning

07 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – no sign of drake at southern end this morning

07 Feb    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also 2 Smew (one drake) and 3-4 Otters

07 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Stanford Res – a first-winter this morning, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull

Saturday 6th February

06 Feb    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – adult again in the gull roost this evening, also adult Mediterranean Gull

06 Feb    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

06 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – no sign of drake this afternoon; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

06 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Byfield – one on a garden feeder late morning (different individual to 21st January)

06 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end late morning; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

Friday 5th February

05 Feb    Siberian Chiffchaff      Stanwick GP – one again in trees by main path, 15 m east of BBQ area with 2 Chiffchaffs 16.00

05 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end at 15.10; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

05 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – a drake on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end at 13.00; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

05 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still on the main lake this afternoon 12.45, also several Golden Plovers, Redshank and Stonechat

05 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – drake still at the southern end of the reservoir, viewable from the path at the southeasternmost point near the bench 11.25

Thursday 4th February

04 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – seen again briefly at 11.00 before being flushed by dogs; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

04 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

04 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – no sign of drake by 15.00; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

04 Feb    Siberian Chiffchaff      Stanwick GP – one again, midway between Lay-by Pit Hide and open-backed hide on right side of path, with 3 Chiffchaffs, late afternoon

04 Feb    Firecrest                           Brixworth – again at the Sewage Treatment Works, mid-afternoon, in border hedge SP738716. View only from public footpath

04 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with 10 Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 10.35

Wednesday 3rd February

03 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also Redshank

03 Feb    Ruddy Shelduck          Pitsford Res – one still, by the causeway

03 Feb    Green-winged Teal     Daventry CP – a drake on the ‘grit trap’ at the southern end at midday; to avoid disturbance please view only from the footpath on the eastern side

03 Feb    Bittern                              Northampton – one flew toward M1 motorway over Swan Valley late morning

03 Feb    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder again 10.00

Tuesday 2nd February

02 Feb    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one still

02 Feb    Short-eared Owl           Barton Seagrave – one over rough fields east of Warkton Lane

02 Feb    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

02 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also Peregrine

02 Feb    Merlin                               Maidwell – a male at Blueberry Farm this morning, also Peregrine and 4 Stonechats

02 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – one still and 6+ Bramblings this morning

Monday 1st February

01 Feb    Kittiwake                         Pitsford Res – moribund first-winter by causeway subsequently died late morning

01 Feb    Kittiwake                         Daventry CP – an adult between 09.40 and 10.45 when it flew north-west subsequently died late morning

Sunday 31st January

31 Jan    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost this evening

31 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

31 Jan    Smew                                  Stanwick GP – drake on the main lake this afternoon, also 8 Redshank

31 Jan    Red-crested Pochard  Blatherwycke Lake – drake this morning

31 Jan    Smew                                  Pitsford Res – drake in Holcot Bay 10.25

31 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also drake Smew

Saturday 30th January

30 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

30 Jan    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR

30 Jan    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder again 10.15

Friday 29th January

29 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also 150+ Golden Plovers

29 Jan    Smew                                Thrapston GP – a ‘redhead’ on Town Lake this morning, also 2 Stonechats on Titchmarsh LNR

Thursday 28th January

28 Jan    Bittern                              Thrapston GP – one reported in the reedbed on Heronry Lake

28 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

28 Jan    Merlin                               Walgrave – one between Wallgrave and Holcot at midday

28 Jan    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – two still and 4+ Bramblings

Wednesday 27th January

27 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

Tuesday 26th January

26 Jan    Merlin                               Maidwell – a male at Blueberry Farm today

26 Jan    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay, from Goosander Hide

26 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this today

26 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also 2 drake Smew and adult Mediterranean Gull

Monday 25th January

25 Jan    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder again 11.40

25 Jan   Pink-footed Goose       Clifford Hill GP – one still with Greylags this morning, also Barnacle Goose

25 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Stonechat

Sunday 24th January

24 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – no sign on the watersports pit in brief search 14.00-14.20  this afternoon

24 Jan   Pink-footed Goose       Clifford Hill GP – one still with Greylags, also Barnacle Goose and drake Red-crested Pochard

24 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still, but no sign of Scaup on adjacent Mary’s Lake

24 Jan    Great White Egret       Ecton SF – one flew east at 11.00

24 Jan    Siberian Chiffchaff     Stanwick GP – one by the visitor Centre mid-morning

24 Jan    Firecrest                          Stanwick GP – one by the concrete hide on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

Saturday 23rd January

23 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still at today, also Scaup on adjacent Mary’s Lake

23 Jan    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one still at today, also Peregrine

23 Jan    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – two and 6+ Bramblings

23 Jan    Black Redstart              Northampton – one on slabbed area in shared council gardens at rear of Balfour Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow 13.15

23 Jan    Scaup                                Clifford Hill GP – no sign of drake by 13.00 but Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose still with the Greylag flock there

23 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present, south of the causeway off the gorse bushes, also Ruddy Shelduck near sailing club, drake Smew in Scaldwell Bay, 2 Redshanks, forty Common Snipe, adult Caspian Gull and Stonechat

23 Jan    Mealy Redpoll               Northampton – one with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder again 11.55

23 Jan    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – a third-winter near the holly tree 09.50

23 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

Friday 22nd January

22 Jan    Scaup                                Clifford Hill GP – a drake this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose with the Greylag flock there

Thursday 21st January

21 Jan    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – a drake by the causeway car park this afternoon

21 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still, also 3 Pintail

21 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still at today

21 Jan    Mealy Redpoll               Byfield – one with Lesser Redpolls on a garden feeder this morning

Wednesday 20th January

20 Jan   Pink-footed Goose       Deene Lake – one with Greylags

20 Jan   Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still at 1500, also 2 Pintail (one drake) and drake Smew

20 Jan   Merlin                                Charwelton – female or immature at 08.40

20 Jan   Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also drake Pintail and drake Smew

Tuesday 19th January

19 Jan    Pink-footed Goose       Weston Mill – one with Greylags, also Barnacle Goose

19 Jan    Slavonian Grebe           Clifford Hill GP – one on the tree-surrounded fishing lake SP799602 also 2 Great White Egrets

19 Jan    Corn Bunting                 Upper Catesby – two and 9+ Bramblings

19 Jan    Short-eared Owl           Harrington AF – one this morning

19 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still by the dam today

19 Jan    Scaup                                 Stortons GP – first-winter drake again on the westernmost pit this morning

Monday 18th January

18 Jan    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – still by sailing club with Canada Geese

18 Jan    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – two on Wilson’s Pit today

18 Jan    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – one still at today

18 Jan   Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also 2 Smew (one drake) & 3 Otters

Sunday 17th January

17 Jan    Caspian Gull                   Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake late afternoon, also Peregrine, 5 Redshanks and 6 Common Snipe

17 Jan    Common Scoter            Clifford Hill GP – a drake and two females still on the main barrage lake 14.30, also 90 Golden Plovers

17 Jan    Common Scoter            Clifford Hill GP – a drake and two females still on the main barrage lake 12.20

17 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still at midday, also Redshank and 1-2 Common Snipe

17 Jan    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one on Aldwinckle Lake this morning

17 Jan    Common Scoter            Clifford Hill GP – a drake and two females on the main barrage lake 10.25

17 Jan    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – a first-winter between the reservoir and Scaldwell early morning

Saturday 16th January

16 Jan    Mediterranean Gull    Boddington Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening

16 Jan    Caspian Gull                   Stanford Res – a first-winter at 16.00

16 Jan    Glaucous Gull                 Stanwick GP – adult came into roost on main lake 15.55, also female Red-breasted Merganser

16 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still today, also Stonechat

16 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this afternoon. NB. This pit is private, do not enter, view only from the north bank of the River Nene. Also two Great White Egrets west of Ditchford Lane

16 Jan    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 13.00

16 Jan    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one on Aldwinckle Lake this morning

16 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

16 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still off Moulton Grange Bay this morning 11.00

16 Jan    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 09.00

Friday 15th January

15 Jan    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, also Peregrine and 2 Stonechats

15 Jan    Scaup                                  Stortons GP – first-winter drake again on the westernmost pit this morning

Thursday 14th January

14 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still today

14 Jan    Great White Egret        Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane this afternoon, also Stonechat

14 Jan    Mediterranean Gull    Hardingstone GP – a second-winter early afternoon

14 Jan    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 08.25

Wednesday 13th January

13 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still off the dam/Moulton Grange Bay this afternoon also ‘redhead’ Smew south of causeway car park and perhaps the same later in Catwalk Bay plus Common Snipe

13 Jan    Corn Bunting                  Badby – one in a weedy field beside the minor road between Badby and Upper Catesby this morning, also 6+ Bramblings

13 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning (plus 4 Otters)

Tuesday 12th January

12 Jan    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 11.30

12 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning (plus 3-4 Otters)

Monday 11th January

11 Jan    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh Reserve at 15.03, photographed in the sheep field between Aldwincle Lake and Harper’s Brook, 200 yards south of the Peter Scott Hide

11 Jan    Smew                                   Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ in Catwalk Bay this morning

Sunday 10th January

10 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this afternoon. NB. This pit is private, do not enter, view only from the north bank of the River Nene. Also Great White Egret on Viaduct Pit before flying toward Wellingborough and Firecrest with tit flock between first and second pits east of Ditchford Lane

10 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one again this afternoon

10 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

Saturday 9th January

09 Jan    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – adult again in the gull roost

09 Jan    Great White Egret        Stanford Res – one

09 Jan    Firecrest                           Rushden – one in a hedge along the old railway track (Greenway) between Asda and Waitrose this afternoon

09 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still off the dam, near the valve tower early afternoon

09 Jan    Goshawk                          Welford – one, one mile west of village, flew across South Kiklworth Road toward A14/Elkington at 13.00

09 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this morning

09 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still off Moulton Grange Bay mid-morning, also Ruddy Shelduck flew toward causeway

09 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today (also 3 Otters)

Friday 8th January

08 Jan    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost

08 Jan    Firecrest                           Brixworth – still at the Sewage Treatment Works, 15.00, in hedge by stream SP738716. View only from public footpath

08 Jan    Firecrest                         Hanging Houghton – one today

08 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this afternoon

08 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

08 Jan    Firecrest                           Brixworth – still at the Sewage Treatment Works, 11.00, in thick ivy-covered hedge, 20 m from perimeter fence SP738716. View only from public footpath

Thursday 7th January

07 Jan    Merlin                              Harrington AF – female

07 Jan    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 11.55

07 Jan    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway, in Stone Barn Bay, also Ruddy Shelduck still

Wednesday 6th January

06 Jan    Firecrest                           Brixworth – one trapped and ringed at the Sewage Treatment Works, 13.30 SP738716  NB. This is a small, private site but a public footpath from Creaton Road runs alongside

06 Jan    Bittern                               Summer Leys LNR – one flew into reeds on right of Butterfly Meadow, as viewed from Chestnut Corner, at 13.30

06 Jan    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one in Moulton Grange Bay plus Ruddy Shelduck just south of the causeway at 13.15

06 Jan    Caspian Gull                   Daventry CP – an adult on the tern rafts for most of the morning

Tuesday 5th January

05 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today, also 2 Mandarin Ducks (and 3 Otters)

05 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – again by the holly tree east of Moulton Grange Bay 11.30 also ‘redhead’ Smew and 2 Great White Egrets north of the causeway

05 Jan    Mediterranean Gull     Daventry CP – an adult late morning

05 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit late morning, also Stonechat

Monday 4th January

04 Jan    Little Gull                         Pitsford Res – seven this evening (4 flew south through the gull roost at 16.10, 3 more in the roost), also adult Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull

04 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit at 13.30

04 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still today, also Stonechat

04 Jan    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today, also Green Sandpiper

04 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – again by the holly tree east of Moulton Grange Bay 11.30 also Stonechat

04 Jan    Great White Egret       Clifford Hill GP – one in trees by Deep Water Lake late morning

04 Jan    Bittern                              Stanwick GP – one flew out of the reedbed and headed north-east at 09.30

Sunday 3rd January

03 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – near Catwalk Bay, also 2 ‘redhead’ Smew

03 Jan    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still today, also Stonechat

03 Jan    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay

03 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit at 12.00

03 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present this morning, off the gorse bushes, also 2 drake Smew

Saturday 2nd January

02 Jan    Little Gull                         Fawsley Park Lake – an adult briefly this afternoon; Corn Bunting with Bramblings nearby on gated road between Badby and Catesby

02 Jan    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one still on Viaduct Pit this afternoon

02 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the holly tree, east of Moulton Grange Bay this morning also Ruddy Shelduck still in field near causeway car park

02 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this morning

02 Jan    Smew                                Pitsford Res – one drake still in Holcot Bay, from Goosander Hide, this morning

Friday 1st January 2016

01 Jan    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one again on the small side of the reservoir today

01 Jan    Caspian Gull                  Stanford Res – a first-winter at 14.00, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

01 Jan    Caspian Gull                  Pitsford Res – one off the dam this afternoon, also Red-necked Grebe still

01 Jan    Red-crested Pochard Ringstead GP – two (one drake) on Kinewell Lake

01 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this afternoon, also two Great White Egrets on Viaduct Pit

01 Jan    Smew                                 Ravensthorpe Res – one drake still early afternoon

01 Jan    Ruddy Shelduck            Pitsford Res – still present, in field opposite causeway car park early afternoon, also Great White Egret

01 Jan    Great White Egret       Stanwick GP – one on the easternmost pit this morning

01 Jan    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off Moulton Grange Bay this morning also Green Sandpiper on pool below dam

01 Jan    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit this morning, also Great White Egret mobile between Fishing Lake and Viaduct Pit

01 Jan    Corn Bunting                  Stanford Res – one with Yellowhammers in hedge along old railway track, 500 m NE of Welford Road SP618814 at 09.30 but not since

01 Jan    Scaup                                  Stortons GP – no sign of the first-winter drake this morning

Thursday 31st December 2015

31 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – four today (3 in Catwalk Bay, one north of the causeway), also Red-necked Grebe still off the dam

31 Dec    Smew                                 Ravensthorpe Res – two drakes still this morning

31 Dec    Scaup                                  Stortons GP – a first-winter drake on the westernmost pit 11.40

Wednesday 30th December

30 Dec    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost

30 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – one still from the causeway today

30 Dec    Smew                                 Ravensthorpe Res – two drakes still this morning

Tuesday 29th December

29 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – two at the feeder stream end, also male Merlin

29 Dec    Chiloe x Eurasian Wigeon  Summer Leys LNR – one again this afternoon

29 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – still on the watersports pit 14.05

29 Dec    Caspian Gull                   Hollowell Res – an adult early afternoon

29 Dec    Smew                                 Ravensthorpe Res – two drakes early afternoon

29 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present, east of Moulton Grange Bay, by the holly tree SP764695 at 12.45

29 Dec    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit 11.55, also Great Northern Diver still on the watersports pit

29 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway late morning also Ruddy Shelduck still

29 Dec    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake at 11.20

Monday 28th December

28 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay late morning also Ruddy Shelduck just north of the causeway and 2 Smew (1 drake) in Holcot Bay late morning

Sunday 27th December

27 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam, also Great White Egret from the causeway

27 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 13.50

27 Dec    Smew                                 Pitsford Res – three drakes in Holcot Bay this morning

Saturday 26th December

26 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay at midday

26 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 11.50

26 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – threee north of the causeway late morning

Thursday 24th December

24 Dec    Smew                                 Earls Barton GP – a drake on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

24 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 12.20

24 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm, also Peregrine and 4 Stonechats

Wednesday 23rd December

23 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – one again near the balancing pond, east of the feeder stream, late afternoon

23 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still on watersports pit this afternoon, also Merlin

23 Dec    Smew                                  Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Holcot Bay this morning, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 22nd December

22 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one still with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 08.20

Monday 21st December

21 Dec    Mediterranean Gull    Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost this evening

21 Dec    Smew                                  Stanford Res – a drake this afternoon, also first-winter Caspian Gull

21 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still on watersports pit mid-afternoon

21 Dec    Merlin                                Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this morning, also Peregrine

21 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Harrington AF – one this morning

21 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one still with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder late morning

21 Dec    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – a third-winter in Holcot Bay, from Goosander Hide 09.30

21 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present this morning

21 Dec    Smew                                  Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Holcot Bay 09.20, also Great White Egret

Sunday 20th December

20 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck           Sywell CP – one this afternoon

20 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – two still

20 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

20 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present late morning

20 Dec    Bittern                               Stanwick GP – one on the penultimate eastern pit mid-morning

20 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still on watersports pit mid-morning

20 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one again with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder this morning

20 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam, by the overflow, 08.15

20 Dec   harrier sp.                        Broughton – one over fields south of the village early AM

Saturday 19th December

19 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

19 Dec    Mealy Redpoll                Northampton – one with Lesser Redpolls on an East Hunsbury garden feeder 13.10 and again briefly 14.05

19 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam, by the overflow, late morning

19 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still on watersports pit, favouring the southern side, 10.45

19 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay this morning

Friday 18th December

18 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still late afternoon

18 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still late afternoon

18 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck            Pitsford Res – still present in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

18 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam, by the overflow, late morning

18 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present at 09.25

18 Dec    Great White Egret       Summer Leys LNR – again at 08.50

Thursday 17th December

17 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam, by the overflow, at 12.45

17 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still this morning, also Great White Egret

17 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still at 11.20

Wednesday 16th December

16 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – at least one still today plus Ruddy Shelduck south of the causeway 6 Pintails, Curlew and 3 Green Sandpipers

16 Dec    Bittern                              Stortons GP – one in flight over the reedbed at 15.04

16 Dec    Bewick’s Swan              Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay 13.45

16 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – two hunting over rough grassland north-east of the reservoir at 13.50

16 Dec    Bewick’s Swan              Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also Red-necked Grebe still present off the dam

16 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning

Tuesday 15th December

15 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

15 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the valve tower early afternoon

15 Dec    Caspian Gull                  Daventry CP – a first-winter this morning

Monday 14th December

14 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present off the dam at dusk, also adult Caspian Gull in the gull roost

14 Dec    Great White Egret       Wellingborough – one briefly in trees by the stream at Oakway at 13.30

14 Dec    Great White Egret       Ravensthorpe Res – one still today, also 2 Green Sandpipers

14 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – at least one still today plus drake Smew

14 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – one again hunting over the long strip of setaside between the old railway track and the settling pond at the feeder stream end at 12.00

14 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning at 11.00

14 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – juvenile still on the water ski pit, just west of Ditcford Lane late morning

14 Dec    Siberian Chiffchaff     Ecton SF – one with Chiffchaff on the outflow to the River Nene late morning

14 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – flew over the causeway at 10.15

14 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – one still off the dam at 10.10

Sunday 13th December  

13 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one still this afternoon, also drake Smew still in mouth of Holcot Bay

13 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – one again hunting over the long strip of setaside between the old railway track and the settling pond at the feeder stream end late morning and early afternoon, viewable from just beyond the stile on the railway track, also first-winter Scaup still, drake Red-crested Pochard and adult Caspian Gull

13 Dec    Great Northern Diver Ditchford GP – a juvenile on the waterski pit, just west of Ditcford Lane mid-morning

13 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – two today, also drake Smew still in mouth of Holcot Bay plus Redshank

Saturday 12th December

12 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one still today, also drake Smew still in mouth of Holcot Bay

12 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning at 08.30

12 Dec   Bewick’s Swan              Maidwell – three flew west at 08.00, also 2 Short-eared Owls still

Friday 11th December

11 Dec    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – one off the dam at 13.10 this afternoon, still present 15.45

11 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck           Pitsford Res – still with Canada Geese by the Sailing Club this morning, also ‘redhead’ Smew in mouth of Holcot Bay

11 Dec    Lesser Whitethroat     Adstone – one in a private garden this morning (not yet identified to race)

Thursday 10th December

10 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one still today, also drake Smew still in Holcot Bay

10 Dec    Caspian Gull                  Daventry CP – an adult late morning

Wednesday 9th December

o9 Dec   Ruddy Shelduck            Pitsford Res – one in the sailing club grounds, also adult Caspian Gull in the gull roost

o9 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one still today, also drake and ‘redhead’ Smew in mouth of Holcot Bay

o9 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning at 09.45

Tuesday 8th December

o8 Dec    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – one this afternoon, also drake Smew still

o8 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanwick GP – one this afternoon, also 6 Redshanks and adult Yellow-legged Gull

o8 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

Monday 7th December

o7 Dec    Crossbill                           Pitsford Res – between 7 and 10 over conifers and then on shoreline near east end of dam

o7 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

o7 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this morning, also 2 Stonechats

o7 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Harrington AF – one this morning

o7 Dec    Short-eared Owl           Stanford Res – one hunting over the long strip of setaside between the old railway track and the settling pond at the feeder stream end at 11.35, viewable from just beyond the stile on the railway track

o7 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning, also 3 Pintails and second calendar year male Marsh Harrier

Sunday 6th December

o6 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

o6 Dec    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – two, possibly three, this afternoon, also drake Smew in Holcot Bay, 3 Pintails, Redshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

o6 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this afternoon

o6 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning

Saturday 5th December

05 Dec    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – an adult again in the gull roost

o5 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today, also Green Sandpiper

05 Dec    Mediterranean Gull    Daventry CP – a first-winter, also 2 Green Sandpipers

o5 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this afternoon, also second calendar year Marsh Harrier still

o5 Dec    Scaup                                  Stanford Res – the first-winter still in front of the hide at midday, also female Red-crested Pochard still and 3 Bramblings

05 Dec    Pink-footed Goose        Maidwell – three flew east at Blueberry Farm today

Friday 4th December

04 Dec    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – one still at the southern end of the Blueberry Farm complex plus two Stonechats

o4 Dec    Caspian Gull                    Stanford Res – an adult in the gull roost at 16.00, also first-winter Scaup, Red-crested Pochard and adult Yellow-legged Gull

o4 Dec    Merlin                                Stanwick GP – one flew west at 16.00, also c.600 Golden Plovers and an adult ‘white-winged’ gull, probably a Glaucous Gull, flew west

o4 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

o4 Dec    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – two this morning, also 5 Red-crested Pochards

o4 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning

Thursday 3rd December

o3 Dec    Caspian Gull                    Stanwick GP – a second-winter at dusk, also 600 Golden Plovers

o3 Dec    Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – a female this afternoon

o3 Dec    Glaucous Gull                 Stanwick GP – an adult on the Visitor Centre Pit at 15.55

o3 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this afternoon, also Stonechat

o3 Dec    Marsh Harrier               Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still present this morning, also c.300 Golden Plovers

Wednesday 2nd December

02 Dec    Caspian Gull                   Stanwick GP – two (first-winter and second-winter) on Visitor Centre Pit this evening

02 Dec    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – one still at the southern end of the Blueberry Farm complex today

02 Dec    Mediterranean Gull    Daventry CP – an adult in pre-roost this afternoon, also c.80 Golden Plovers over north and adult Yellow-legged Gull

o2 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still early afternoon

o2 Dec    Ruddy Shelduck            Pitsford Res – one in fields with mixed goose flock south of the causeway this morning

Tuesday 1st December 

o1 Dec    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today, also 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

01 Dec    Short-eared Owl            Long Buckby – one, possibly two, in rough grassland immediately north of the church this afternoon

01 Dec    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – at least one still at the southern end of the Blueberry Farm complex today

01 Dec    Siberian Chiffchaff      Stanwick GP – one on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon, also second-winter Caspian Gull, 5 Redshanks and 4 Chiffchaffs

o1 Dec    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning

Monday 30th November

30 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff      Stanwick GP – a probable on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit with large tit flock this afternoon, also 600 Golden Plovers, 3 Redshanks and 2+ Chiffchaffs

30 Nov    Medeiterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a second-winter until 11.50 then flew south, also c.80 Golden Plovers over and adult Yellow-legged Gull

30 Nov    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, Redshank and  Green Sandpiper

30 Nov    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

30 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning

Sunday 29th November

29 Nov    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost

29 Nov    Bittern                                Stanford Res – one near Blowers Lodge Bay this afternoon

Saturday 28th November

28 Nov    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – an adult in the gull roost, also Great White Egret in Holcot Bay

X      28 Nov    Velvet Scoter         Summer Leys LNR – three on the main lake this afternoon reidentified as Goldeneye

28 Nov    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still today also first-winer Scaup still off car park

28 Nov    Velvet Scoter                   Summer Leys LNR – three on the main lake, in the corner by the feeding station at 14.20

28 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning, also 2cy Marsh Harrier, 60 Golden Plovers and 3 Pintail on adjacent Mary’s Lake

Friday 27th November

27 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning, also Stonechat

Thursday 26th November

26 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present this morning, also Stonechat

Wednesday 25th November

25 Nov    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still on the small side of the reservoir, from causeway, also Green Sandpiper

25 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff      Pitsford Res – one in willows at the sailing club end of the dam between 12.00 and 12.30, likely to have been present since 2oth November, also Chiffchaff there

25 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still present, also second calendar year male Marsh Harrier still

Tuesday 24th November

24 Nov    Siberian Chiffchaff      Ravensthorpe Res – one in willows on the north-west side of the causeway late morning, also Great White Egret still, juvenile Scaup, Merlin and Chiffchaff

24 Nov    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway

Monday 23rd November

23 Nov    Medeiterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult this afternoon, alsoDunlin, 7 Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

23 Nov    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one today, also drake Smew in Scaldwell Bay

Sunday 22nd November

22 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Little Harrowden – one late afternoon along the stream between Little Harrowden and Blackberry Wood

22 Nov    Merlin                                Maidwell – a female over the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm at 15.15, also Short-eared Owl there late afternoon

22 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still at 14.55, also second calendar year male Marsh Harrier still

22 Nov    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway this morning, also female Scaup, 2 female Red-crested Pochards, Redshank, Green Sandpiper and Dunlin

22 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still this morning

Saturday 21st November

21 Nov    Whooper Swan              Warmington – fourteen flew north at 15.40

21 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon at 15.30

21 Nov    Kittiwake                          Earls Barton GP – a first-winter on Mary’s Lake at 15.15

21 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – still this morning at 10.30, also second calendar year male Marsh Harrier still

Friday 20th November

20 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also Peregrine, 10 Stonechats and several Bramblings

20 Nov    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – two still, also 6 Pintails, 13 Red-crested Pochards, Peregrine, Golden Plover, Redshank, 4 Green Sandpipers, 48 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, several Bramblings plus Crossbill in adjacent Brixworth CP

20 Nov    Kittiwake                          Stanford Res – two this afternoon from 14.45, also 3 Red-crested Pochards

20 Nov    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – again on the main lake this afternoon, also Bittern, second calendar year male Marsh Harrier still and Stonechat

20 Nov    Merlin                                Brampton Valley – one near Chapel Brampton Station late morning

20 Nov    Pink-footed Goose       Maidwell – five flew over Blueberry Farm at 08.20

Thursday 19th November

19 Nov    Black Redstart                Kettering – a male photographed in the centre of the town today

19 Nov    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – on the main lake this afternoon, also second calendar year male Marsh Harrier still

19 Nov    Great White Egret          Ravensthorpe Res – one still on the small side of the reservoir, from causeway, 12.00

19 Nov    Short-eared Owl             Maidwell – one again at Blueberry Farm at midday

19 Nov    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Bittern and second calendar year male Marsh Harrier – all from Pioneer Hide late morning

Wednesday 18th November

18 Nov    Ruddy Shelduck             Pitsford Res – one near the sailing club

18 Nov    Short-eared Owl             Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm today

18 Nov    Bittern                                 Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape at 15.48, also Marsh Harrier again at 14.45

18 Nov    Caspian Gull                    Stanford Res – an adult at 10.30, also 3 drake Red-crested Pochards

18 Nov    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also second calendar year male Marsh Harrier again at 10.00 plus 5 Pintail on adjacent Mary’s lake

Tuesday 17th November

17 Nov    Short-eared Owl             Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm, also Merlin, Peregrine and 4 Stonechats

17 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – one from causeway, 08.15

Monday 16th November

16 Nov    Caspian Gull                    Stanford Res – one in the gull roost this evening, also adult Mediterranean Gull and three Red-crested Pochards

16 Nov    Great White Egret          Ravensthorpe Res – one on the small side of the reservoir, from causeway, 15.00

16 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – two from the causeway this morning, also Crossbill over nearby Scaldwell at 07.30

Sunday 15th November

15 Nov    Merlin                                Stortons GP – a male this evening

15 Nov    Caspian Gull                    Stanwick GP – a first-winter this evening, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway late afternoon, also adult Mediterranean Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull in the gull roost by the dam

15 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Earls Barton GP – second calendar year male this afternoon

15 Nov    Great White Egret          Ditchford GP – one on one of the small lakes west of Ditchford Lane today

Saturday 14th November

14 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Peregrine, Redshank two Yellow-legged Gulls and Stonechat

14 Nov    Great Northern Diver  Earls Barton GP – juvenile still on Mary’s Lake until 09.28, when it flew off high south, also drake Chiloe Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid plus Great White Egret on nearby Summer Leys scrape

Friday 13th November

13 Nov    Great Northern Diver  Earls Barton GP – a juvenile on Mary’s Lake from mid-afternoon until dusk

Thursday 12th November

12 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – four still this morning, also 5 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay

12 Nov    Great Northern Diver  Stanwick GP – no sign of yesterday’s bird this morning

Wednesday 11th November

11 Nov    Mediterranean Gull      Pitsford Res – an adult in the roost this evening

11 Nov    Great Northern Diver  Stanwick GP – one at the western end of the main lake 16.05

11 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male again this morning, also Stonechat near Pioneer Hide and 3 Pintails on adjacent Mary’s Lake

Tuesday 10th November

10 Nov    Mediterranean Gull      Boddington Res – a first-winter in the roost this evening, also 8 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Nov    Short-eared Owl            Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton

10 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male again over the scrape at 08.30

Monday 9th November

09 Nov    Merlin                                  Maidwell – a female at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also male Peregrine, 10 Stonechats and 25+ Golden Plovers over

09 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least one still today, also 5 Red-crested Pochards

09 Nov    Garganey                            Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still on the small side of the causeway today, also female Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 8th November

08 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least 4 this morning, also first-winter female Garganey on shoreline at east end of the dam, plus Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

Saturday 7th November

07 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – still present early evening, also large Starling murmuration

07 Nov    Bittern                                Summer Leys LNR – one in flight briefly from Pioneer Hide at approximately 15.15

07 Nov    Merlin                                  Stanford Res – a male by the feeder stream at 15.30, also 4 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes)

07 Nov    Merlin                                  Harrington AF – one, late afternoon

07 Nov    Red-crested Pochard    Summer Leys LNR – seven (3 drakes), also 3 Pintails (one drake)

07 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least 3 north of the causeway this morning, also Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 6th November

06 Nov    Red-crested Pochard    Sywell CP – two, also Jack Snipe and 2+ Bramblings

06 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male again at 15.00

06 Nov    Caspian Gull                     Daventry CP – an adult this afternoon, also c.150 Golden Plovers, 23 Common Snipe and two Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and first-winter)

Thursday 5th November

05 Nov    Red-crested Pochard    Daventry CP – six today, also female Pintail, 8 Golden Plovers, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male again over the scrape at 13.45, also Pintail on main lake and 4 Pintails on adjacent Mary’s Lake

Wednesday 4th November

04 Nov    Red-crested Pochard    Stanwick GP – one, also Pintail, Peregrine and 2 Dunlin

04 Nov    Red-crested Pochard    Daventry CP – four (one drake), also drake Pintail, 9 Golden Plovers, 7 Common Snipe and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

04 Nov    Garganey                            Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still on the small side of the causeway, also female Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

04 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still at 13.55, also Peregrine

04 Nov    Water Pipit                      Harrington AF – one flew south, calling, at 08.05, also Short-eared Owl and several Golden Plovers

Tuesday 3rd November

03 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least 3 this afternoon, also Ruddy Shelduck and Garganey still

03 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male still at 14.10

03 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – second calendar year male again this morning at 10.45

Sunday 1st November

01 Nov    Great White Egret          Stanford Res – one this afternoon still present at dusk, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

01 Nov    Garganey                            Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile drake still on the small side of the causeway today, also 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

01 Nov    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – 2cy male again hunting over the scrape this afternoon

01 Nov    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – four again today, also 10 Red-crested Pochards (7 drakes) and  adult Yellow-legged Gull, but no sign of Slavonian Grebe

Saturday 31st October

31 Oct    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – relocated in Scaldwell Bay, near tern rafts, late morning, also 5 Great White Egrets, 6 Pintails, 7 Red-crested Pochards, Ferruginous Duck x Red-crested Pochard hybrid, 2 Green Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

31 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – four visible from the feeding station 10.45, also 4 Red-crested Pochards in Holcot Bay but no sign of Slavonian Grebe this morning

Friday 30th October

30 Oct    Slavonian Grebe             Pitsford Res – an adult north of the causeway from 16.00 to dusk, also at least 4 Great White Egrets today

30 Oct    Garganey                            Pitsford Res – juvenile again on mud between dam and Moulton Grange Bay this afternoon, also Ringed Plover

30 Oct    Garganey                            Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile drake still on the small side of the causeway today, also Pintail and 2 Green Sandpipers

Thursday 29th October

29 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least one still visible from the causeway, also Redshank

Wednesday 28th October

28 Oct    American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid    Daventry CP – a first-winter drake at the southern end this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

28 Oct    Black Redstart                 Wellingborough – one at GWM Farm, The Mad Mile, today

Tuesday 27th October

27 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – five still late afternoon

27 Oct    Rock Pipit                         Hollowell Res – 2 in Guilsborough Bay at 13.00, also 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 3+ Stonechats

27 Oct    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – 2cy male again hunting over the reserve between 09.30 and 10.30 and again at 11.15

27 Oct    Garganey                           Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still 09.15 , also Green Sandpiper

Monday 26th October

26 Oct    Garganey                           Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still this afternoon, also Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

26 Oct    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – a third-year on the point at 14.05, also 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 6 Stonechats and Rock Pipit

26 Oct    Marsh Harrier                Summer Leys LNR – one over at 14.00

26 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – five still this morning, also 6 Red-crested Pochards

Sunday 25th October

25 Oct    Bittern                                  Summer Leys LNR – one in flight from Pioneer Hide and then in reeds on scrape

25 Oct    Caspian Gull                      Stanford Res – an adult at 13.30, also 7 Red-crested Pochards

Saturday 24th October

24 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – at least 2 still today, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull in the roost plus 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

Friday 23rd October

23 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck             Pitsford Res – one again today

23 Oct    Caspian Gull                     Hollowell Res – an adult at 13.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

23 Oct    Mediterranean Gull      Daventry CP – a first-winter today, also Pintail, Peregrine, 165 Golden Plovers and 3 Green Sandpipers

23 Oct    Black Redstart                 Fawsley Park – one on buildings at The Granary, just off the A361 at SP555565 at 11.15

23 Oct    Great White Egret          Pitsford Res – five north of the causeway 09.30, also 2 Barnacle Geese and 24 Pintails

Wednesday 21st October

21 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway, also 4 Pintails and 9-13 Red-crested Pochards

Tuesday 20th October

20 Oct    Whinchat                           Stanwick GP – one at the far eastern end, also 2 Stonechats

20 Oct    Spoonbill                            Summer Leys – an immature on the main lake briefly before flying low west at 13.45

20 Oct    Firecrest                             Hollowell Res – a male with a tit flock around the feeder stream car park 13.30 then moved across the Guilsborough Road and continued along the feeder stream hedgerow

20 Oct    Firecrest                             Stanford Res – a female trapped and ringed this morning

Monday 19th October

19 Oct    Marsh Harrier                 Summer Leys LNR – one again

19 Oct    Merlin                                  Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also Peregrine, 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Stonechats and 2+ Brambling

19 Oct    Short-eared Owl              Harrington AF – one again by the first bunker mid-afternoon, also 150 Golden Plovers

19 Oct    Hen Harrier                      Harrington AF – a ‘ringtail’ this morning, also 2 Short-eared Owls, male Stonechat and 8 Bramblings

19 Oct    Garganey                             Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile drake still at 14.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers

19 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway, also 6 Red-crested Pochards and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 18th October

18 Oct    Corn Bunting                    Harrington AF – one by the third bunker, also juvenile female Peregrine, c.85 Golden Plovers and 2 Bramblings

18 Oct    Merlin                                  Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm this afternoon, also 2 Stonechats and Brambling

18 Oct    Stonechat                           Maidwell – one in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

18 Oct    Merlin                                  Brampton Valley – one again, along the railway, just past the station/bridge early afternoon but no sign late afternoon

Saturday 17th October

17 Oct    Whooper Swan                 Blatherwycke Lake – one with Mute Swans

17 Oct    Merlin                                   Brampton Valley – one at Merry Tom Lane 15.15

17 Oct    Marsh Harrier                  Summer Leys LNR – still at 11.15

17 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three again in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Ruddy Shelduck, 6 Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe and at least 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

17 Oct    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Marsh Harrier again over the scrape at 10.10

Friday 16th October

16 Oct    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again today, also Marsh Harrier flew west at 14.20

16 Oct    Black Redstart                 Denton Wood – one still around Dentonwood Lodge this morning; no public access

Thursday 15th October

15 Oct    Garganey                             Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still, also Pintail and Green Sandpiper

15 Oct    Arctic Tern                        Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the A45 Lay-by Pit 14.30

15 Oct    Black Redstart                 Denton Wood – one still around Dentonwood Lodge this morning; no public access

Wednesday 14th October

14 Oct    Merlin                                  Stanford Res – one over today

14 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one from the causeway this morning, also 2 Common Snipe and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Oct    Marsh Harrier                 Summer Leys LNR – one at 09.50

14 Oct    Black Redstart                 Denton Wood – one still around Dentonwood Lodge this morning; no public access

Tuesday 13th October

13 Oct    Bittern                                 Middleton Cheney –  one between Middleton Cheney and Great Purston flew low north-east from reeds on small lake just south of Farthinghoe NR SP514401

13 Oct    Black Redstart                 Denton Wood – one still around Dentonwood Lodge this morning; no public access

Monday 12th October

12 Oct    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – one by the valve tower off the dam this afternoon, also – north of the causeway – 2 Pintails, female Red-crested Pochard and 7 Common Snipe

12 Oct    Rough-legged Buzzard Harrington AF – one reported flying low west at 10.30

12 Oct    Red-crested Pochard     Summer Leys LNR – five today

12 Oct    ‘Eastern’ Lesser Whitethroat Stanford Res – one – possibly blythi – trapped and ringed today

12 Oct    Black Redstart                 Denton Wood – one around the lodge this morning; no public access

12 Oct    Yellow-browed Warbler Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning, released at 10.30 on disused railway track by entrance gate to the reservoir at rear of Blower’s Lodge Bay. NB. railway track is private. Access strictly along southern edge of reservoir from fishermens’ car park on Welford Road

Sunday 11th October

11 Oct    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

11 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three still late morning

Saturday 10th October

10 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three from the causeway, this afternoon

10 Oct    Garganey                             Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also 2 Green Sandpipers

10 Oct    ‘Azorean’ Gull                   Stanwick GP – an adult Yellow-legged Gull showing characteristics of the race atlantis on the main lake this afternoon, also Pintail, first-winter Caspian Gull and c.10 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two still from the causeway, in Walgrave Bay, 10.15, also juvenile Garganey still at eastern end of dam and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 9th October

09 Oct    Firecrest                               Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

09 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two still from the causeway, in mouth of Holcot Bay, 09.40, also 7 Red-crested Pochards (5 drakes) and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Thursday 8th October

08 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two still from the causeway at 13.00

Wednesday 7th October

07 Oct    Greenland Wheatear     Naseby Res – one today

07 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway (2 Walgrave Bay, one Holcot Bay), also Pintail, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Oct    Garganey                              Pitsford Res – still on shoreline between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay 12.15, also Northern Wheatear (probably Greenland race) on the dam

07 Oct    Great White Egret           Ravensthorpe Res – one still on the small side of the causeway this morning, also juvenile Garganey and 3 Green Sandpipers

Tuesday 6th October

06 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, plus Ringed Plover; also Garganey on shoreline between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay late PM

Sunday 4th October

04 Oct    Great White Egret           Ravensthorpe Res – one still on the small side of the causeway early afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

04 Oct    Marsh Harrier                  Raunds – one over the A605

04 Oct    Marsh Harrier                  Polebrook AF – one, possibly two, this morning, also White Wagtail

04 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two at the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 10.00, visible from causeway

Saturday 3rd October

03 Oct    Spotted Redshank           Cliford Hill GP – one flew east over the main barrage lake at 13.15; later in the afternoon: 3 Barnacle Geese, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe and Northern Wheatear

03 Oct    Great White Egret           Ravensthorpe Res – two still on the small side of the causeway at 13.00

03 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two flew in at 12.25

03 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – on still north of the causeway, in Walgrave Bay at 11.15, also 6 Pintails, 7 Red-crested Pochards, Dunlin and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls north of the causeway plus Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe on pool below dam

03 Oct    Great White Egret           Ravensthorpe Res – two on the small side of the causeway at 10.00, also 3 Redshanks and Green Sandpiper

03 Oct    Great White Egret           Hollowell Res – one flew north-east at 09.10; 4 Stonechats at nearby Blueberry Farm, Maidwell

Friday 2nd October

02 Oct    Marsh Harrier                  Summer Leys LNR – a ‘cream-crown’ over at 10.47

Thursday 1st October

01 Oct    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway , also 2 Red-crested Pochards, Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

01 Oct    Avocet                                    Stanford Res – one briefly this afternoon, then flew east

01 Oct    Rock Pipit                            Pitsford Res – two on the valve tower at the eastern end of the dam 15.30, then flew toward Brixworth and no further sign

Wednesday 30th September

30 Sep    Whinchat                             Maidwell – two in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm late afternoon, also 4+ Stonechats

30 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway late afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

30 Sep    Rock Pipit                            Pitsford Res – one on the causeway late morning (on south side), also Great White Egret still Walgrave Bay, 4 Red-cested Pochards still Scaldwell Bay

30 Sep    Black Redstart                  Desborough – one at The Grange on Ironwood Avenue this morning

Tuesday 29th September

29 Sep    Yellow-browed Warbler Corby – one trapped and ringed on west side of Kingswood. Park at grass verge at junction of Gainsborough Road and Danesholme Road. Keep to paths in wood.

29 Sep    Stonechat                            Maidwell – three in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

29 Sep    harrier sp.                           Abington Meadows, Northampton – a ‘ringtail’ over at 11.00 amd 14.15

Monday 28th September

28 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – two females trapped and ringed this morning

Sunday 27th September

27 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay still this afternoon, also Pintail, 3 drake Red-crested Pochards, juvenile Marsh Harrier (Walgrave Bay) 3 Green Sandpipers and Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 26th September

26 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also five Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper 13.30

26 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – still in Walgrave Bay, also two Red-crested Pochards, 2 Green Sandpipers plus 5 Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin south of the causeway

Friday 25th September

25 Sep    Stonechat                            Maidwell – four in the southernmost field at Blueberry Farm today

25 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway, in Walgrave Bay, also two Red-crested Pochards still

Thursday 24th September

24 Sep    Stonechat                            Brampton Valley – a female along the railway behind the Windhover pub, also Peregrine at nearby Merry Tom Crossing

24 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway, in Walgrave Bay at 12.40, also four Red-crested Pochards still plus 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Wednesday 23rd September

23 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway, in Walgrave Bay, today, also four Red-crested Pochards still plus 3 Pintails, Goldeneye, Hobby, 4 Ringed Plovers, 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Snipe and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 22nd September

22 Sep    Whinchat                            Clifford Hill GP – one on the fence by the third pylon east of the Premier Inn  early evening

22 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – still two between Walgrave and the reservoir

Monday 21st September

21 Sep    Wryneck                              Stanford on Avon – no sign today

21 Sep    Osprey                                  Pitsford Res – one over south, 10.00 this morning

21 Sep    Marsh Harrier                  Maidwell – a juvenile again at Blueberry Farm, also 6 Whinchats and 2 Stonechats

21 Sep    Garganey                             Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still on the small side of the causeway early morning, also Green Sandpiper

Sunday 20th September

20 Sep    Wryneck                              Stanford on Avon – one watched for several minutes ‘anting’ on a country lane at 16.00

20 Sep    Marsh Harrier                  Maidwell – a juvenile again at Blueberry Farm, also Peregrine, 4 Whinchats and 2 Stonechats; at nearby Pitsford Res/Walgrave – 2 Common Redstarts

20 Sep    Honey Buzzard                 Harrington AF – one flew south over the chippings compound late afternoon, also Whinchat and Northern Wheatear

20 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay at 12.30, also four Red-crested Pochards

20 Sep    Garganey                             Ravensthorpe Res – a juvenile on the small side of the causeway at 11.10, also 4 Green Sandpipers

20 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – again in Scaldwell Bay at 09.30

Saturday 19th September

19 Sep    Whinchat                             Maidwell – four still at Blueberry Farm, also 2 male Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

19 Sep    Great White Egret            Pitsford Res – one again in Walgrave Bay this afternoon

19 Sep    Red-crested Pochard     Ditchford GP – seven on a small pit between the main pit and Irhlingborough, also 16 Egyptian Geese, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

19 Sep    Osprey                                   Sywell – one flew over Sywell Range at 15.00

19 Sep    Red-crested Pochard     Pitsford Res – four in Scaldwell Bay at 12.30, also 3 Pintail and Green Sandpiper

19 Sep    Stonechat                            Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm today

19 Sep    Short-eared Owl               Summer Leys LNR – one reported today

Friday 18th September

18 Sep    Stonechat                            Stortons GP – two today

18 Sep    Whinchat                             Summer Leys LNR – one by Pioneer Hide early evening, also Hobby and Stonechat

18 Sep    Whinchat                             Clifford Hill CP – at least 3 this afternoon, on fence, 3 pylons away from the Premier Inn

18 Sep    Whinchat                             Maidwell – six still at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Common Redstarts still; 5 Common Redstarts, 4 Whinchats and Northern Wheatear at nearby Harrington AF; 4 Common Redstarts still at nearby Walgrave

Thursday 17th September

17 Sep    harrier sp.                           Maidwell – an unidentified ‘ringtail’ at Blueberry Farm at 11.00, also 2 Stonechats

17 Sep    Whinchat                             Sywell CP – one today

17 Sep    Whinchat                             Maidwell – six at Blueberry Farm this morning, also 2 Common Redstarts and a Northern Wheatear; Tree Pipit over nearby Harrington AF; 5 Common Redstarts and a Whinchat at nearby Walgrave

17 Sep    Whinchat                             Stanford Res – a first-winter male trapped and ringed this morning

Wednesday 16th September

16 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck              Pitsford Res – two flew across causeway early evening

16 Sep    Red-crested Pochard     Stanford Res – two still today

16 Sep    Garganey                             Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon, also 8 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, 3 Black Terns and adult Yellow-legged Gull; at nearby Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, Pintail and Green Sandpiper

16 Sep    Whinchat                             Clifford Hill GP – two on fence between the second and third pylons beyond the Premier Inn this morning

Tuesday 15th September

15 Sep    Little Gull                             Stanwick GP – a juvenile on the A45 Lay-by Pit briefly at 17.30

Monday 14th September

14 Sep    Black Tern                           Hollowell Res – two still today 18.30, also Garganey still, 6 Ringed Plovers and Northern Wheatear

14 Sep    Common Redstart           Clifford Hill GP – a male plus 3 Whinchats by the second pylon beyond the Premier Inn

14 Sep    Common Redstart           Sulgrave – a female/first-winter at 11.00

Sunday 13th September

13 Sep    Black Tern                           Hollowell Res – two this afternoon at 15.30

13 Sep    Great White Egret            Pitsford Res – one again in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also 5 eclipse drake Red-crested Pochards, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull and 8 Black Terns south of the causeway; 2 Ruddy Shelducks and juvenile Garganey by the dam early morning

13 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – three still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate approx SP788725 at midday

13 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – a first-winter trapped and ringed this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, Hobby and Common Sandpiper

13 Sep    Whinchat                            Harrington AF – four around first bunker

Saturday 12th September

12 Sep    Black-necked Grebe       Summer leys LNR – still on main lake, near the northern end at 17.30

12 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – three/four still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate approx SP788725 at 15.00

12 Sep    Whinchat                            Maidwell – six at Blueberry Farm, in northern field

12 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit       Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still, also Pintail; at nearby Hollowell Res – 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Whinchat and Northern Wheatear

12 Sep    Black-necked Grebe       Summer leys LNR – one on main lake near Cormorant Island, view from old railway track early afternoon

12 Sep    Garganey                             Pitsford Res – juvenile still between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Common Snipe and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults, one juvenile)

Friday 11th September

11 Sep    Tree Pipit                             Sulgrave – two flew west today

11 Sep    Garganey                             Pitsford Res – one between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this morning

11 Sep    Garganey                             Hollowell Res – one still this morning, also 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Whinchat and Northern Wheatear

Thursday 10th September

10 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – five still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate approx SP788725 this evening

10 Sep    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – four this afternoon, also c.40 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit       Ravensthorpe Res – a juvenile this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

10 Sep    Tree Pipit                            Hollowell Res – one flew over at 12.45, also Garganey still, 4 Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Northern Wheatear

10 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – a first-winter male trapped and ringed this morning (new individual)

10 Sep    Marsh Harrier                  Harrington AF – a juvenile around the bunkers, also two Common Redstarts and 6 Whinchats

10 Sep    Spotted Redshank           Daventry CP – an adult this morning, also Green Sandpiper

10 Sep    Common Redstart           Maidwell – two at Blueberry Farm, also 8 Whinchats

Wednesday 9th September

09 Sep    Short-eared Owl              Maidwell – one again at Blueberry Farm, also Peregrine, Common Redstart and 6+ Whinchats

09 Sep    Whinchat                            Borough Hill – two this afternoon

09 Sep    Marsh Harrier                  Hollowell Res – juvenile around feeder stream, then headed south low along east shore at 13.05, also Garganey, 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Yellow Wagtails

09 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – five still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate approx SP788725, also Whinchat

09 Sep    Marsh Harrier                  Brampton Valley – juvenile below Hanging Houghton this morning, also Northern Wheatear and 2 Whinchats

09 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – two trapped and ringed this morning (first-winter male and adult female)

09 Sep    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape this morning at 08.30

Tuesday 8th September

08 Sep    Tree Pipit                            Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm, also Common Redstart and 4 Whinchats

08 Sep    Garganey                             Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – five still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate approx SP788725, also 2 Whimbrels over

08 Sep    Garganey                             Blatherwycke Lake – one this morning, also Common Redstart in Blatherwycke Churchyard

08 Sep    Common Redstart          Harrington AF – one plus 2 Whinchats

08 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – a first-winter trapped and ringed this morning (different individual to yesterday)

08 Sep    Great White Egret          Summer Leys LNR – one again, behind Brayshaw’s Bund, at 09.50, also Marsh Harrier over, west, at 09.40 and Peregrine on pylon opposite main car park

Monday 7th September

07 Sep    Caspian Gull                      Pitsford Res – an adult in the roost, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks still, plus adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Sep    Common Redstart          Haselbech Hill – one/two present; at nearby Lamport Hall 2 Common Redstarts; at nearby Blueberry Farm, 2 Whinchats

07 Sep    Whinchat                            Winwick – one at the wind farm site this morning

07 Sep    Common Redstart          Stanford Res – first-winter male trapped and ringed this morning

Sunday 6th September

06 Sep    Tree Pipit                            Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm today, also Hobby, Peregrine, 3 Common Redstarts, 11 Whinchats and Northern Wheatear

06 Sep    Common Redstart          Harrington AF – one today, also Green Sandpiper and two Whinchats

06 Sep    Common Redstart          Brampton Valley – two at Merry Tom Crossing today

06 Sep    Common Redstart          Twywell Hills and Dales – one/two this afternoon

06 Sep    Common Redstart          Pitsford Res – five or six still in hawthorn/elder hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village new housing estate at midday approx SP788725, also Hobby, Whinchat and Northern Wheatear

06 Sep    Tree Pipit                             Pitsford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning in Scaldwell Bay, also Great White Egret again north of the causeway plus Curlews, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull, with Greenshank south of the causeway and juvenile Cuckoo still at Brixworth CP

06 Sep    Turnstone                           Hollowell Res – one at 08.20 this morning, also Garganey and Black-tailed Godwit still plus 4 Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlins

Saturday 5th September

05 Sep    Short-eared Owl              Maidwell – one in the northernmost field at Blueberry Farm, also 3 Common Redstarts and 10 Whinchats

05 Sep    Black Tern                           Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake this afternoon

05 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit        Stanwick GP – juvenile – possibly limosa – on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon , also Ruff, Dunlin and 3 Common Sandpipers

05 Sep    Great White Egret            Pitsford Res – one again in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull and Whinchat

05 Sep    Ring Ouzel                           Pitsford Res – a juvenile in hedge between the reservoir and Walgrave village this morning, also 7 Common Redstarts

05 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck                Pitsford Res – two still by the dam this morning, also Greenshank and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Sep    Great White Egret            Hollowell Res – still this morning at 09.40, also Garganey and Black-tailed Godwit

Friday 4th September

04 Sep    Great White Egret            Hollowell Res – still this afternoon 16.30, also Osprey over, 6 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and 4 Dunlin

04 Sep    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – two this afternoon

04 Sep    Common Redstart            Twywell Hills and Dales – two/three in hedge along Slipton footpath today

04 Sep    Whinchat                              Maidwell – four on the southern edge of the Blueberry Farm complex, also Common Redstart

04 Sep    Great White Egret            Hollowell Res – again this afternoon 13.20 at the feeder stream end, also Garganey, 7 Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and 4 Dunlin

04 Sep    Great White Egret            Summer Leys LNR – still this morning at 09.45

Thursday 3rd September

03 Sep    Common Redstart            Pitsford Res – four between the reservoir and Walgrave village

03 Sep    Spotted Redshank           Naseby Res – one this afternoon, also 11 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 7 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers

03 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit         Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon, also 7 Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 4 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers 

03 Sep    Whinchat                              Clifford Hill GP – one on fence along 3rd field back from Premier Inn this morning, also Barnacle Goose and 2 Ringed Plovers

03 Sep    Great White Egret            Summer Leys LNR – still this morning at 08.45

Wednesday 2nd September

02 Sep    Common Redstart            Maidwell – two/three at Blueberry Farm, also 2+ Whinchats and a Northern Wheatear

02 Sep    Pied Flycatcher                 Pitsford Res – one in Elder and Hawthorn scrub between the reservoir and Walgrave village, also 10 Common Redstarts (6 males) there and juvenile Marsh Harrier over Walgrave Bay

02 Sep    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon

02 Sep    Osprey                                   Naseby Res – one over east at 16.20

02 Sep    Great White Egret           Hollowell Res – one today, by the feeder stream, also 5 Barnacle Geese, 6 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Black Tern, and adult Yellow-legged Gull

02 Sep    Whinchat                            Clifford Hill GP – one this morning, also Barnacle Goose and 3 Ringed Plovers

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

02 Sep    Great White Egret           Pitsford Res – one again in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Ruddy Shelducks, 3 Common Sandpipers and a Northern Wheatear by the dam and a Common Redstart by Paul Britten bench

Tuesday 1st September

01 Sep    Wood Sandpiper               Clifford Hill GP – still at 18.45, also Ringed Plover, and Black-tailed Godwit still

01 Sep    Common Redstart            Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm, also 2 Whinchats and a Northern Wheatear

01 Sep    Ruddy Shelduck                Pitsford Res – two still, from the causeway today

01 Sep    Marsh Harrier                    Clifford Hill GP – a juvenile flew south-east at 13.20, also Barnacle Goose, Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on main barrage lake

01 Sep    Common Redstart            Stanford Res – juvenile male trapped and ringed this morning

01 Sep    Pied Flycatcher                  Borough Hill – juvenile/1st winter this morning – with at least 4 Spotted Flycatchers in last mature hawthorn hedge which leads to brick buildings near the golf course – also Common Redstart

01 Sep    Arctic Tern                           Hollowell Res – a juvenile at 10.00, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Black Tern, 3 Yellow Wagtails and Northern Wheatear

Monday 31st August

31 Aug    Common Redstart            Maidwell – two or three at Blueberry Farm, also 6 Whinchats and Northern Wheatear

31 Aug    Ruddy Shelduck               Pitsford Res – two still near the dam this afternoon, also Peregrine, Hobby, 2-3 Dunlins and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

31 Aug    Black Tern                           Hollowell Res – one this evening, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpipers and Yellow-legged Gull

31 Aug    Tree Pipit                             Borough Hill – total of 4 this afternoon

31 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – a juvenile today, also Peregrine, 2 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Common Snipe and an Arctic Tern

31 Aug    Tree Pipit                             Borough Hill – one this afternoon, also 6 Whinchats

31 Aug    Great White Egret           Summer Leys LNR – one again late morning, also 3 Dunlins, Greenshank, Common Snipe and firstwinter Little Gull briefly in Wader Bay late morning before flying west

31 Aug    Red-crested Pochard     Pitsford Res – three eclipse drales in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 4 Common Sandpipers

31 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit        Hollowell Res – one mid-morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers

Sunday 30th August

30 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – an adult this evening, also Common Snipe

30 Aug    Marsh Harrier                   Maidwell – one againat Blueberry Farm, also 1-2 Redstart, 2 Whinchats and Northern Wheatear; Common Redstart nearby at Lamport Hall

30 Aug    Little Stint                           Stanwick GP – one still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon

30 Aug    Tree Pipit                             Harrington AF – one this morning, also Common Redstart

30 Aug    Common Redstart           Brampton Valley – one still by Merry Tom crossing this morning

30 Aug    Mediterranean Gull        Pitsford Res –  a first-winter north of the causeway 11.30

30 Aug    Common Redstart           Fawsley – two in sheep-field hedgerow by the granary this morning

Saturday 29th August

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

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

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

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

Friday 28th August 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 27th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 26th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 25th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 24th August

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

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

24 Aug    Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – one 10.30 this morning

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

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

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

Sunday 23rd August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 Aug    Crossbill                              Denton Wood – three flew over this morning

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

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

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

Saturday 22nd August

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 21st August 

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

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

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

Thursday 20th August 

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 19th August

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 18th August 

18 Aug    Caspian Gull                       Daventry CP – adult

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

Monday 17th August 

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

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

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

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

Sunday 16th August

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

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

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

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

Saturday 15th August 

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

15 Aug    Common Redstart           Long Buckby – one this afternoon

15 Aug    Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over late morning

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

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

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

Friday 14th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 13th August 

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 12th August 

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 11th August

11 Aug    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – an adult still

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 10th August 

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

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

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

Sunday 9th August 

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

09 Aug   Osprey                                  Welford Res – one fishing this morning

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

Saturday 8th August 

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

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

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

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

Friday 7th August

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

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

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

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

Thursday 6th August

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

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

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

Wednesday 5th August

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

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

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

Tuesday 4th August

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

Monday 3rd August

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 2nd August

02 Aug   Osprey                                  Blatherwycke Lake – one flew west this morning

Thursday 30th July

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

Wednesday 29th July

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

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

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

Tuesday 28th July

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

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

Monday 27th July

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

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

Sunday 26th July

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

26 Jul    Caspian Gull                      Stanwick GP – adult again early afternoon

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

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

Saturday 25th July

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

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

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

25 Jul    Caspian Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult this evening

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

25 Jul    Sanderling                          Hollowell Res – one at 08.30

Friday 24th July

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

Thursday 23rd July

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

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

23 Jul    Crossbill                               Lady Wood – several today

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

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

Wednesday 22nd July

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

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

Tuesday 21st July

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

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

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

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

Monday 20th July

20 Jul    Osprey                                   Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway

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

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

20 Jul    Osprey                                   Welford/Sulby Res – one early afternoon

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

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

Sunday 19th July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 18th July

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

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

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

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

Friday 17th July

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

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

Thursday 16th July

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

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

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

16 Jul    Crossbill                               Scaldwell – fourteen flew over at 07.55

Wednesday 15th July

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

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

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

Tuesday 14th July

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 13th July

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

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

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

Sunday 12th July

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

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

Saturday 11th July

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

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

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

Friday 10th July

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

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

Thursday 9th July

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

Wednesday 8th July

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

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

Tuesday 7th July

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

Monday 6th July

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

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

Sunday 5th July

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

Saturday 4th July

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 1st July

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

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

Sunday 28th June

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

Saturday 27th June

27Jun     Ruddy Shelduck               Stortons GP – one on Sixfields Lake

Friday 26th June

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

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

Thursday 25th June

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 24th June

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

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

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

Tuesday 23rd June

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

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

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

Monday 22nd June

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

Sunday 21st June

21 Jun     Little Gull                           Stortons GP – one at 08.05

Saturday 20th June

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

Friday 19th June

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

Wednesday 17th June

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

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

Tuesday 16th June

16 Jun     Osprey                                  Naseby Res – one fishing

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

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

Monday 15th June

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

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

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

Sunday 14th June

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

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

Saturday 13th June

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

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

Friday 12th June

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

Thursday 11th June

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

Tuesday 9th June

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

Monday 8th June

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

Sunday 7th June 

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

Saturday 6th June 

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

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

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

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

Friday 5th June

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

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

Thursday 4th June

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

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

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

Wednesday 3rd June

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd June

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

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

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

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

Monday 1st June

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

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

Sunday 31st May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 30th May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 29th May

29 May     Arctic Tern                        Daventry CP – one this afternoon

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

Thursday 28th May

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

28 May     Quail                                     Polebrook – no sign early evening

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

Wednesday 27th May

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 26th May

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

Monday 25th May

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

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

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

25 May     Crossbill                              Kelmarsh – six flew west at 09.15

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

Sunday 24th May

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

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

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

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

Saturday 23rd May

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

Friday 22nd May 2015

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

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

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

Thursday 21st May

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

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

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

Wednesday 20th May

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 19th May

19 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two still this evening

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

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

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

Monday 18th May

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

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

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

18 May     Garganey                              Stanford Res – two still this afternoon

Sunday 17th May

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

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

17 May     Osprey                                   Summer Leys LNR – one over at 14.20

Saturday 16th May 

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

Friday 15th May 

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

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

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

Thursday 14th May

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 13th May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 12th May

12 May     Arctic Tern                          Daventry CP – one

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

12 May     Arctic Tern                          Stanwick GP – eight early evening

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

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

Monday 11th May

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

Sunday 10th May

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

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

Saturday 9th May

09 May     Osprey                                  Hollowell Res – one over at 20.00

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

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

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

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

Friday 8th May

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

Thursday 7th May

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

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

Wednesday 6th May

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

Tuesday 5th May

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

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

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

Monday 4th May

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

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

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

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

Sunday 3rd May

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

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

Saturday 2nd May

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

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

Friday 1st May

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

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

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

Thursday 30th April

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

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

Wednesday 29th April

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 28th April

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

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

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

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

Monday 27th April

27 Apr     Osprey                                 Thrapston GP – one over late PM

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

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

Sunday 26th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 Apr     Wood Warbler                 Daventry CP – male still singing 08.40

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

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

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

Saturday 25th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 24th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 23rd April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 22nd April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 21st April

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

21 Apr     Arctic Tern                          Boddington Res – four this evening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 20th April

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

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

Sunday 19th April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 18th April

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 17th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Apr     Whimbrel                             Daventry CP – one over east at 11.30

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

Thursday 16th April

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 15th April

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

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

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

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

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

15 Apr     Goshawk                                Stanwick GP – a female over

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

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

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

Tuesday 14th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 13th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 12th April

12 Apr     Ring Ouzel                             Newnham – four still at 17.55

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

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

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

12 Apr     Arctic Tern                             Stanwick GP – one briefly late afternoon

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

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

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

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

12 Apr     Arctic Tern                             Pitsford Res – one this morning

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

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

Saturday 11th April

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

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

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

Friday 10th April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 9th April 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 8th April

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

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

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

Tuesday 7th April

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

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

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

Monday 6th April 

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

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

Sunday 5th April 

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

05 Apr     Avocet                                       Stanwick GP – two main lake early evening

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

05 Apr     Osprey                                      Welford Res – one over at 11.35

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 4th April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04 Apr     Osprey                                      Corby – one north over Daneholme 10.30

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

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

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

Friday 3rd April

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

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

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

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

Thursday 2nd April

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 1st April 

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

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

Tuesday 31st March 

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

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

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

Monday 30th March

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 29th March 

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

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

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

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

Saturday 28th March

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

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

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

Friday 27th March

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

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

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

27 Mar     Glaucous Gull                       Stanwick GP – adult again 17.00

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

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

Thursday 26th March

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

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

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

Wednesday 25th March

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

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

Tuesday 24th March

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

Monday 23rd March

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

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

23 Mar     Osprey                                     Pitsford Res – one

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

Sunday 22nd March

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

Saturday 21st March

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

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

Friday 20th March

20 Mar     Smew                                       Sywell CP – two (one drake)

2o Mar     Merlin                                     Maidwell – one at Blueberry Farm

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

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

Thursday 19th March

19 Mar     Merlin                                    Church Stone – one today

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

Wednesday 18th March 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 17th March

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

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

Monday 16th March

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

16 Mar     Great White Egret             Ditchford GP – two this afternoon

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

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

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

Sunday 15th March

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

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

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

Saturday 14th March

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 13th March

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 12th March 

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

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

12 Mar     Waxwing                                Corby – still on Dalton Road early afternoon

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

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

Wednesday 11th March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 10th March

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

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

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

10 Mar     Osprey                                     Harrington AF – one over north 10.50

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

Monday 9th March

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

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

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

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

Sunday 8th March 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 7th March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 6th March

06 Mar     Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – three this afternoon

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

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

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

Thursday 5th March

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

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

Wednesday 4th March

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 3rd March

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

Monday 2nd March

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

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

Sunday 1st March

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 28th February

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

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

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

Friday 27th February

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

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

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

Thursday 26th February

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

Wednesday 25th February

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 24th February

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

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

Monday 23rd February

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

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

Sunday 22nd February

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

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

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

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

Saturday 21st February

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

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

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

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

Friday 20th February

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

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

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

20 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – five today

Thursday 19th February

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

19 Feb     Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – two today

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

Wednesday 18th February

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

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

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

Tuesday 17th February

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

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

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

17 Feb     Great White Egret               Ditchford GP – two early afternoon

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

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

17 Feb      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – drake this morning

Monday 16th February

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

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

Sunday 15th February

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

15 Feb     Great White Egret                Pitsford Res – one at 14.00

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 14th February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 13th February

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 12th February

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 11th February

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

11 Feb      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – three still today

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

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

Tuesday 10th February

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 9th February

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 8th February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 7th February

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 6th February

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 5th February

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

Wednesday 4th February

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 3rd February

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

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

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

Monday 2nd February

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

02 Feb      Smew                                         Stortons GP – ‘redhead’ this afternoon

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

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

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

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

Sunday 1st February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 31st January

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

31 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Blatherwycke Lake – four still

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 30th January

30 Jan      Merlin                                        Maidwell – male at Blueberry Farm this afternoon

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

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

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

Thursday 29th January

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 28th January

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

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

Tuesday 27th January

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

27 Jan      Merlin                                      Turtle Bridge, Welland Valley – one today

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

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

Monday 26th January

26 Jan       Smew                                       Ravensthorpe Res – four still this afternoon

Sunday 25th January

25 Jan      Scaup                                        Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still this afternoon

25 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Blatherwycke Lake – four still today, also 46+ Mandarin Ducks

25 Jan      Pink-footed Goose              Stanford Res – three with Greylags this afternoon, also two female Red-crested Pochards still

25 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice early afternoon, by the bridleway SP974913

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Summer Leys LNR – three from Pioneer Hide at 12.50

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning, also 2 Smew plus 3 White-fronted Geese still mobile south of the causeway

25 Jan      Great White Egret              Ditchford GP – one on Viaduct Pit at 11.05

25 Jan      Smew                                        Ravensthorpe Res – four still at 10.30

Saturday 24th January

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Stanford Res – adult today, also 3 Pink-footed Geese flew west, female Red-crested Pochard, 4 Goosander, c.30 Golden Plover and adult Yellow-legged Gull

24 Jan      Great White Egret               Summer Leys – one still today

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Stanwick GP – two (adult and first-winter) this evening, also 4 Smew (2 drakes), 17 Goosanders and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this morning at 11.15, by the bridleway SP974913, but distant

24 Jan     Caspian Gull                           Ditchford GP – an adult on Corner Lake, near sewage works, 10.30-10.45

24 Jan     Scaup                                          Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake still, plus 4 Smew

Friday 23rd January

23 Jan      Great White Egret               Earls Barton GP – two  on small body of water just north of Mary’s lake then flew toward Wellingborough

23 Jan     Scaup                                          Ravensthorpe Res – first-winter drake, plus drake Mandarin and 2 Chiffchaffs; 2 Jack Snipes and 2 Stonechats at nearby Hollowell Res

23 Jan     Bittern                                        Stortons GP – one in the reedbed this morning at 10.50

23 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this morning at 10.10, on hedgerow by the bridleway SP974913

Thursday 22nd January

22 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice this afternoon, in trees at end of hedgerow by the bridleway SP974913

22 Jan     Hawfinch                                   Blatherwycke – no sign of any at the churchyard this morning

22 Jan      Red-crested Pochard          Ringstead GP – three still this morning

22 Jan      Great White Egret                Summer Leys LNR – two  still this morning, also 2 Redshanks

Wednesday 21st January

21 Jan     Hawfinch                                   Blatherwycke – two at the churchyard, also 2 Egyptian Geese and 14 Mandarin Ducks at the lake

21 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice today, by the bridleway SP974913, also 9 Pink-footed Geese over north

21 Jan     Smew                                           Stanwick GP – four (2 drakes), 13 Goosanders and a Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon

Tuesday 20th January

20 Jan     Bittern                                        Sywell CP – one in flight late afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose with the goose flock

20 Jan     Mediterranean Gull             Pitsford Res – a first-winter on ice just north of causeway at 15.00

20 Jan     Scaup                                          Hollowell Res – first-winter drake plus 2 Barnacle  Geese

20 Jan     Red-crested Pochard           Ringstead GP – four (2 drakes) on Kinewell Lake this morning

20 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – still at Burn Coppice, showing well by the bridleway SP974913 at 10.30

Monday 19th January

19 Jan     Caspian Gull                             Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon, also 2 Pintail, 3 Smew (two drakes), 9 Goosanders and 10 Redshank

19 Jan     Great Grey Shrike                  Deenethorpe – one again at Burn Coppice, on approximately the 5th tree along the bridleway SP974913 at 10.45

Sunday 18th January

18 Jan      Merlin                                         Weston – one in fields north of the village, aslo c.70 Golden Plovers

18 Jan      Smew                                           Stortons GP – a ‘redhead’ still this morning, also drake Goosander

18 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ still in Holcot Bay this morning

18 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – two (one drake) still this morning, also Pintail, 7 Goosander, Water Rail and 8 Redshank

18 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – four (two drakes) still this morning

18 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two  still this morning at 10.15

18 Jan      Great White Egret                  Thorpe Malsor Res – one still this morning on northern shore, then flew west

18 Jan       Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake at 09.00, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Saturday 17th January

17 Jan      Caspian Gull                             Stanwick GP – an adult this evening, also 2 Pintail, 2 Smew (one drake) and 10 Redshank

17 Jan      Great White Egret                  Ditchford GP – two  this afternoon, on pits behind the Kuehne & Nagel Distribution Centre at 13.25

17 Jan      European White-fronted Goose    Pitsford Res – three at mouth of Holcot Bay then flew to Scaldwell Bay at 12.50

17 Jan      Caspian Gull                             Stanford Res – an adult this morning, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still, 7 Goosanders, 19 Golden Plovers and 2 Common Snipe

17 Jan      Merlin                                          Blatherwycke Lake – a male at the top end of the lake this morning

17 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two  this morning at 11.30, both viewable from Chestnut corner and the screen hide

17 Jan      Red-crested Pochard            Ditchford GP – a female on Skew Bridge Pit this morning

17 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                     Pitsford Res – still south of the causeway between gorse bushes and Pintail Bay at 11.00 but no sign of European White-fronted Geese

17 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake at 10.05, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

17 Jan      Merlin                                           Fawsley – a male over fields by A361 at 08.35

17 Jan      Short-eared Owl                      Lamport – one in flight between the village and Short Wood early morning

Friday 16th January

16 Jan      Glaucous Gull                           Stanwick GP – a juvenile in the pre-roost on the main lake at 16.35, also  adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Smew (one drake), 15 Goosanders, 2 Pintail and 10 Redshank

16 Jan      Merlin                                          Sulgrave – one over the model aircraft airfield near Sulgrave (SP5444) chasing small passerines at 15.15

16 Jan      Great White Egret                  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning

16 Jan      Scaup                                            Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still, 2 Barnacle Geese and 2 Stonechats

16 Jan      Red-throated Diver               Canons Ashby Lake – no sign this morning of the one reported yesterday

Thursday 15th January

15 Jan      Red-throated Diver               Canons Ashby Lake – one reported SP575585

15 Jan      Great White Egret                  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at midday

15 Jan      Scaup                                            Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still, 2 Barnacle Geese, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

15 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – two (one drake) still this morning

15 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

Wednesday 14th January

14 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway today, also 3 White-fronted Geese in fields near Pintail Bay, ‘redhead’ Smew at back of Holcot Bay, Slavonian Grebe still, approximately half way between causeway and dam near holly tree but closer to Brixworth bank, Peregrine, 2 Green Sandpipers, 100 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 25 Golden Plovers over, second-winter Yellow-legged Gull and female Stonechat

14 Jan      Mediterranean Gull             Boddington Res – an adult in the gull roost, also 7 Goosanders

14 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – a ‘redhead’ today, also 26 Goldeneye, juvenile Peregrine and Green Sandpiper

14 Jan      Merlin                                         Hollowell Res – immature in tree north of the reservoir, also first-winter drake Scaup still, 2 Barnacle Geese, 21 Goldeneye, c.150 Golden Plovers, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

14 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – three (one drake) this afternoon, also 10 Redshanks and Chiffchaff

14 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, one on the scrape and the other in trees opposite the screen hide

14 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Ringstead GP – five on Kinewell Lake today

14 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Hardingstone GP – a drake still today

14 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice SP974913 early afternoon but mobile

Tuesday 13th January

13 Jan      Short-eared Owl                     Harrington AF – one by the third bunker

13 Jan      Smew                                           Stanwick GP – two drakes early afternoon

13 Jan      Red-crested Pochard           Hardingstone GP – a drake at 12.30, also Goosander

13 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park Spinney at 12.15, also 2 Goosanders on adjacent lake

13 Jan      Merlin                                         Towcester – one over the A43 at 11.30, south of Towcester (SP6846) flying towards Wood Burcote Farm

13 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – four (2 drakes) late morning

13 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ in Holcot Bay this morning, also the 3 European White-fronted Geese by the holly tree and 3 Pintail (2 d rakes) in Yacht Club Bay

13 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 11.00 SP974913

13 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – one flew on to the reserve this morning at 11.00

Monday 12th January

12 Jan      Smew                                           Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Holcot Bay

12 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Stanwick GP – no sign of female on the A45 Lay-by Pit today

Sunday 11th January

11 Jan       Mediterranean Gull            Stanford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still plus 6 Goosanders and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Jan      Merlin                                          Brigstock – one between Brigstock and Grafton Underwood 16.35

11 Jan      Short-eared Owl                     Harrington AF – one by the third bunker today

11 Jan      Ring-necked Duck                 Stanwick GP – a female on the A45 Lay-by Pit today

11 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – three (2 drakes) on the ‘small side’ of the causeway this afternoon

11 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 15.30 SP974913

11 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park this morning but no Goosanders

11 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still c.1 km south of the causeway this morning, also one European White-fronted Goose in the field above the head of Pintail Bay

11 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice at 11.20 SP974913

11 Jan      Smew                                           Ravensthorpe Res – two drakes this morning at 09.30

11 Jan      Great White Egret                  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning at 09.30

Saturday 10th January

10 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                    Pitsford Res – still today

10 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon at 15.25 SP974913

10 Jan      Bittern                                        Ditchford GP – one on Skew Bridge Pit today, also 2 Great White Egrets (one west of Ditchford Lane, one on Wilson’s Pit), also 17 Egyptian Geese, juvenile Pink-footed Goose, 5 Goosanders, adult Peregrine, first-winter Mediterranean Gull, 10 Chiffchaffs and Stonechat

10 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – two in Abington Park at midday, also 5 Goosanders

10 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – two still today

10 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four still at 10.30, also Barnacle Goose and 8+ Mandarin Ducks

10 Jan       Caspian Gull                           Stanford Res – an adult this morning, also 2 female Red-crested Pochards still plus Goosander; at nearby Stanford Hall, 3 Pink-footed Geese on lake (just in Northants) later grazing in front of hall back in Leicestershire

10 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake early morning, viewed through trees from road by the river bridge opposite the pub; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Friday 9th January

09 Jan      Hen Harrier                            Naseby –  one mobbed by crows over Callendar Farm at 13.00

09 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still c.1.5 km south of the causeway this afternoon, also one European White-fronted Goose in Pintail Bay

o9 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – again at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon between 14.53 and 15.20 SP974913

09 Jan      Ring-necked Parakeet        Northampton – three in Abington Park today

09 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – two at 13.15

09 Jan      Scaup                                          Hollowell Res – first-winter drake still this afternoon, also 2 Barnacle Geese, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

09 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Ravensthorpe Res – one this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper but no sign of Smew

09 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four still this afternoon

o9 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – no sign at midday

Thursday 8th January

o8 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way south of Burn Coppice this afternoon SP974913

08 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – one still south of the causeway, also 3 European White-fronted Geese still, with 303 Greylag Geese, and drake Goosander plus Great White Egret north of the causeway

08 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park late morning, viewed through trees from road; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

Wednesday 7th January

07 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – two (one drake) on the ‘small’ side of the causeway at 13.00, also Green Sandpiper

07 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway, between the gorse bushes and the ‘cliffs’ 10.30

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane this morning, also 5 Egyptian Geese

07 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park late morning, viewed through trees from road; note there is no longer permitted access to car sales centre car park

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

07 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Stonechat

o7 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way at 08.30 SP974913 then flew north over Burn Coppice

Tuesday 6th January

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at 16.00

06 Jan      Rough-legged Buzzard       Eydon – no sign today of bird reported along the approach road to Crockwell Farm; the habitat there is described as good and there may still be a possibility it is in the area

06 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               ***Billing GP: no further access allowed to viewing point by car sales office as a car has been damaged by a tripod today***

06 Jan       Ring-necked Parakeet       Northampton – one again in Abington Park, in a tree by the path between the lake and the swings, at 14.50

06 Jan       Ring-necked Duck               Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park at 12.30

o6 Jan       Merlin                                        Deenethorpe – female hunting around the airfield late morning

o6 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice this morning SP974913

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning at 10.00

06 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – three south of the causeway, by the gorse bushes, at 09.45, also 3 European White-fronted Geese still and 2 Jack Snipe

Monday 5th January

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 16.00 SP974913

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this afternoon, also, Pintail, 2 Smew and Stonechat

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Daventry CP – one at the southern end mid-afternoon

05 Jan     Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park early afternoon

05 Jan      Great White Egret                 Silverstone – one in the marsh west of Westend from 11.45 and still present at 12.50

05 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four with 680 Grey Lag Geese late morning, also 13 Mandarin Ducks

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 10.50 SP974913 then flew and lost to view

05 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway, between the gorse bushes and the ‘cliffs’ late morning

o5 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 09.05 SP974913

Sunday 4th January

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Thorpe Malsor Res – one still this afternoon at 15.00

o4 Jan       Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – still at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 15.00 SP974913

04 Jan      Pink-footed Goose                Blatherwycke Lake – four with the goose flock mid-afternoon

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

04 Jan      Great White Egret                 Clifford Hill GP – one on the southern shore at 13.45

04 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – showing well at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 09.30 SP974913

Saturday 3rd January

03 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present mid-afternoon toward ‘cliffs’ from Pintail Bay, also Great White Egret and drake Smew north of causeway

03 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – again at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice at 14.20 SP974913

03 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at midday

Friday 2nd January

02 Jan      Rough-legged Buzzard        Eydon – one hovering over a grassy bank to the right of the approach road to Crockwell Farm

02 Jan      Great White Egret                 Summer Leys LNR – three at 16.30

02 Jan      Great Grey Shrike                 Deenethorpe – one at junction of road and bridle way, just south of Burn Coppice early afternoon SP974913

02 Jan      Great White Egret                 Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway at 12.30

02 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present in the south-west corner of the main lake at 12.20 along with Black-necked Grebe

02 Jan      European White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – three still with goose flock in grass field immediately east of Pintail Bay at 11.45, also Slavonian Grebe in ‘The Narrows’, close to the north shore

02 Jan      Smew                                          Ravensthorpe Res – a drake on the ‘small’ side of the causeway at 11.20, also Green Sandpiper

02 Jan      Slavonian Grebe                   Pitsford Res – still present 10.10 toward ‘cliffs’ from Pintail Bay

02 Jan     Ring-necked Duck                 Billing GP – female still on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park at 10.05

02 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present at 10.00, at the base of the central peninsula on main lake

02 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female still Billing GP from garden centre car park early AM

Thursday 1st January

01 Jan      Black-necked Grebe       Clifford Hill GP – still present by the shore in south-east corner late afternoon

01 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female on main lake, from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park mid-PM but elusive

01 Jan      Slavonian Grebe               Pitsford Res – one still south of the causeway, opposite the  holly tree, from north shore early afternoon

01 Jan     Ring-necked Duck            Billing GP – female back again on main lake, showing well from behind car sales hut in Billing Garden Centre car park 12.40

01 Jan      Slavonian Grebe               Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway, opposite the  holly tree at 11.00, also 7 Smew (3 drakes) north of causeway plus 2 Goosander

01 Jan      Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifford Hill GP – still present on its own on the north-west side of the main lake late morning, also the Black-necked Grebe still at the eastern end of the main barrage lake

01 Jan      Great White Egret           Northampton – one in flight near the A45 Weston Mill Lane 09.10

12 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?

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