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Latest update:  Thursday, 26th November 2020 18.55

TODAY

26 Nov  Caspian Gull  DIRFT 3 – three (adult and 2 third-winters) late afternoon, also 3 Curlews and Stonechat

26 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one,  Otter Lake (IL&M), 14.30

26 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – four today, also drake Pintail, Red-crested Pochard and 4 Stonechats

26 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one, 12.20

26 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female, 12.00

26 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam, 12.20, also 6 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Great Egrets

26 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Pitsford Res – one flew over Scaldwell Bay toward the causeway, 11.40

26 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam, 08.15, also 6 Crossbills behind Guilsborough Bay

Wednesday, 25th November

25 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, late afternoon

25 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam this afternoon, also 9 Crossbills

Tuesday, 24th November

24 Nov  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – first-winter in the roost this evening, also 11 Yellow-legged Gulls 

24 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three today, also 3 Pintails, 4 drake Red-crested Pochards, Green Sandpiper, 48 Common Snipes, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stonechats, Brambling and Crossbill

24 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – fifty, 300 m along main track from car park, 13.30

24 Nov  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – two this morning, also 4 Stonechats

24 Nov  Crossbill  Stanwick GP – one flew west this morning

24 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam, 10.10, also 6 Pink-footed Geese, third-winter Caspian Gull and Crossbill

MOnday, 23rd November

23 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – five, 15.00, also 2 Great Egrets and Crossbill

23 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 12.55, also Jack Snipe and 2 Stonechats

23 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Clifford Hill GP – twenty still, 11.10, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake)

23 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 08.40

Sunday, 22nd November

22 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Sywell – one flushed from a field along Holcot Lane, just north of the airfield this afternoon

22 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  DIRFT 3 – five on the A5 flood pools, late afternoon

22 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 30 around toilet block, 13.00

22 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile off Sailing Club Bay, still off the dam this morning

22 Nov  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – five flew high east, 11.45

22 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – several around toilet block, 09.15

22 Nov  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – eight, 09.15, also Brambling

22 Nov  Merlin  Stanwick GP – female this morning, also 2 Great Egrets, Peregrine and Brambling

Saturday, 21st November

21 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – four today (singles in Scaldwell Bay and Holcot Bay, 2 in Walgrave Bay)

21 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Clifford Hill GP – twenty still at the western end today

21 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Green Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and male Stonechat

21 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Harringworth Lodge Lake – between 50 and 55 flew north-west, 11.15

21 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags, on the water near the old hide, 11.05, also Barnacle Goose

21 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two on field near dam before flying off, 09.40

21 Nov  Parrot Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – male in larches by car park toilet block, 08.00 and again 09.20

21 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

21 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still, early morning, also 2 Stonechats

FRIday, 20th November

20 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still today

⊗  20 Nov  Dusky Thrush  Greens Norton – no further sign of ‘possible’ to 15.00; mixed flock of 400+ Fieldfares and Redwings split into two, some flying off west, some north

20 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult this morning, also Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

20 Nov  Dusky Thrush  Greens Norton – an unconfirmed report of a ‘possible’ this morning, 10.47, with Fieldfares and Redwings, along road to Bradden at SP659491, close to old railway line, before flying toward the north-west corner of Kingthorp Wood

20 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – approximately 10 in larches behind car park, this morning

20 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 5 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Stonechats

20 Nov  Crossbill  Harrington AF – at least 5 flew north-west, 08.45, also c100 Golden Plovers and 2 Bramblings

20 Nov  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – at least 20 between Sailing Club and spruce trees below dam, 08.05

Thursday, 19th November

19 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay, 15.00, also 8 Red-crested Pochards, 20+ Common Snipes and 3 Stonechats

19 Nov  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – approximately 12 in spruce trees below dam, 14.35

19 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile off Sailing Club Bay, 13.10, also 7 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great Egrets and 3 Crossbills

19 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – approximately 20 in larches at west end of car park, late morning

19 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam, late morning

19 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 10.30

19 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult flew south-west over Visitor Centre car park, 08.20, also c.150 Golden Plovers

19 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile between Guilsborough Bay and Sailing Club Bay, 07.20

Wednesday, 18th November

18 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this afternoon, also 2 Stonechats

18 Nov  Great Egret  Billing GP – one at Ecton Fishing Lakes, 14.15

18 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – approximately 30, 13.30, though mobile

18 Nov  Merlin  Harrington AF – immature male, 13.15

18 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six, 500 m west of Visitor Centre, 12.50

Tuesday, 17th November

17 Nov  Great Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – one today

17 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 3 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Stonechats

⊗  17 Nov  Parrot Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – no sign of male to at least 12.00; 20+ Crossbills present

17 Nov  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – first-winter this morning, also 14 Jack Snipes, 20 Common Snipes and adult Yellow-legged Gull

17 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Great Egret, 25 Golden Plovers, Peregrine  and Brambling

17 Nov  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – third-winter in Guilsborough Bay, 10.50, also female Pintail, 2 Great Egrets, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stonechats plus 12 mobile Crossbills 

Monday, 16th November

16 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six today, also 2Great Egrets, Redshank, 20 Golden Plovers and Peregrine 

16 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still at Aldwincle Lake

16 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam, 12.15, also 2 Barnacle Geese and two Bramblings

⊗  16 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – no sign of juvenile this morning; 2 Great Egrets plus 10 Crossbills in Sailing Club Bay

⊗  16 Nov  Parrot Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – no further sign of male to 11.40; 40+ Crossbills present

16 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 11.25

16 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Irthlingborough – one, location unspecified, 11.20

16 Nov  Great Egret  Ringstead GP – one on Kinewell Lake, 11.20

16 Nov  Parrot Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – male in larches with 3 Crossbills, next to the car park toilet block, 07.45-08.50

Sunday, 15th November

15 Nov  Parrot Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – probable male in the car park area today

15 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Clifford Hill GP – forty-one still at the western end, 15.25

15 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least twenty in trees around the car park, 12.00

15 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – five again this morning, also 2 Stonechats

15 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Clifford Hill GP – thirty-seven (9 colour-ringed) still at the western end of the Main Barrage Lake this morning

15 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, 09.55, also drake Pintail, 3 Red-crested Pochards, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

15 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, just north of  Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.05

Saturday, 14th November

14 Nov  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one north of the causeway this afternoon

14 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great Egrets, third-winter Caspian Gull and Stonechat

14 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this afternoon, also Great Egret and Redshank

14 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay at midday, also 3 Pintails, 5 Red-crested Pochards, Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Snipes and adult Yellow-legged Gull

14 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay, 11.00, also 2 Barnacle Geese, Green Sandpiper and 5 Common Snipes

14 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam, 10.45

14 Nov  Cattle Egret  Irthlingborough – three on Townholme Meadow, Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 10.30 

14 Nov  Cattle Egret  Irthlingborough – three in fields below church, 09.35 

FRIday, 13th November

13 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two today

13 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam at dusk

13 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile, still off the dam, 16.00, also 3 Great Egrets in Guilsborough Bay

13 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake today

13 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile, still, showing well off the dam, 15.05, also 6 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Great Egrets

13 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 15.00

13 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 30 in larches adjacent to car park, 13.40

13 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile, still, off Guilsborough Bay Point, 13.00, also 6 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Great Egrets

13 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay 12.10, also 10 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Stonechats

13 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile, still, between Guilsborough Bay and the dam, 11.55, also 5 Pink-footed Geese and Great Egret

13 Nov  Cattle Egret  Boddington Res – one flew north-east, 11.40, also Stonechat

13 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.45, also Green Sandpiper

13 Nov  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – one off the eastern shore, between East Copse and the willow, 09.40

13 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stanford Res – two in the reedbed on the Leicestershire side before flying east into Northants, 09.15

THURsday, 12th November

12 Nov  Caspian Gull  DIRFT 3 – first-winter in pre-roost gathering by A5, 16.25, also 70+ Golden Plovers, 3 Curlews, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

12 Nov  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – twenty-five on main track from car park, 14.50

12 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 14.45, also 2 Pintails

12 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 8 Red-crested Pochards (6 drakes), Green Sandpiper and 3 Stonechats

12 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – one calling from reedbed, 10.00

12 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Clifford Hill GP – thirty-six at the western end of the Main Barrage Lake, 08.50

12 Nov  Crossbill  Scaldwell – male flew south, 08.14

12 Nov  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – twelve behind Guilsborough Bay, 07.50

12 Nov  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – two-three in conifers north-west of sailing club, 07.25

Wednesday, 11th November

11 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on Main Lake, 11.45, also Dunlin and Green Sandpiper on the scrape

11 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 4 Stonechats

11 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – seven again, 09.30, also third-winter Caspian Gull  still, Green Sandpiper and 3 Crossbills in pines in sailing club bay 

11 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female (from Hollowell Res) at Foxholes Fisheries this morning

11 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay, early morning

Tuesday, 10th November

10 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – five, 14.45

10 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell  Bay, 13.15, also 7 Red-crested Pochards

10 Nov  Crossbill  Stanford Res – two flew south-east over old railway track, 12.10

10 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Daventry CP – four (2 drakes) still this morning

10 Nov  Barnacle Goose  Ditchford GP – twenty-seven flew south-west over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

10 Nov  Cattle Egret  Irthlingborough – five in fields below church, 11.00 

10 Nov  Crossbill  Stanwick GP – one flew south, 09.10, also Great Egret, c.30 Golden Plovers, Dunlin and Redshank

10 Nov  Bittern  Stortons GP – one flew into the northern part of the reedbed, 07.30

MONday, 9th November

09 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Daventry CP – four (2 drakes) today, also 5 Jack Snipes and 6 Common Snipes

09 Nov  Great Egret  Barnwell – one by the River Nene, 14.30

09 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, also 2 Pintails, and 7 Golden Plovers, 2 Great Egrets and 5 Stonechats

09 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – six still, 12.50, also third-winter Caspian Gull near sailing club, on ‘buoy B’ 

SUNday, 8th November

08 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – two still, feeding under hawthorns, just left of bench on southern side, 10.45

08 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least one still north of the causeway this morning, also Green Sandpiper, 12 Common Snipes, 4 Stonechats and Brambling

08 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – two calling from reedbed, in front of (08.15) and 50 m east of (08.50), bench on southern side

Saturday, 7th November

07 Nov  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this evening, also c100 Golden Plovers, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

07 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway, 13.00, also 7 Pintails, 5 Red-crested Pochards, 6 Common Snipes and 4 Stonechats

07 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide, 11.55, also 6 Golden Plovers over

08 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – two still, feeding under hawthorns, just left of bench on southern side, 10.45

07 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – total of 9 this morning, also 36+ Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

07 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – eight still at north-east end, west side of old railway line by North Lake, 09.40

07 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – four (two males), still in reedbed, 09.25, from bench on southern side

07 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – at least four (two males), still in reedbed 08.00, showing well 4 m from bench on southern side

FRIday, 6th November

06 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one, late afternoon

06 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

06 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – six still, 11.15, also 2 Great Egrets, Golden Plover over, Snipe, 6 Stonechats along feeder stream and Crossbill in Guilsborough Bay

06 Nov  Crossbill  Scaldwell – one flew west, 10.30

06 Nov  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, 08.00

06 Nov  Bearded Tit  Summer Leys LNR – one calling in reeds, from Pioneer Hide, 07.20

THURsday, 5th November

05 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 14.30

05 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – two (one male), still in reedbed, 11.10

05 Nov  Hoopoe  Pitsford Res – one reported in flight, briefly, this morning, just east of Christie’s Copse

05 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – eight at north-east end, 10.00, also 2 Pintails, Redshank, and 4 Stonechats

05 Nov  Crossbill  Hanging Houghton – one flew south-west, 09.50

05 Nov  Bearded Tit  Stortons GP – two (one male), close to bench on southern side of reedbed before flying to centre of reeds, 09.25, also female Red-crested Pochard on Sixfields Lake

WEdnesday, 4th November

04 Nov  Hawfinch  Tansor – two reported from a ‘private site’ today

04 Nov  Bearded Tit  Summer Leys LNR – nine flew south-west over Main Lake and dropped briefly into reeds in north-east corner of Reedbed Lake on adjacent Earls Barton GP, before flying off high south-west, 14.35, also Great Egret and Brambling

04 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again this afternoon, also 3 Great Egrets

04 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Summer Leys LNR – two, midday

04 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – six still, midday, also drake Red-crested Pochard, plus 2 Crossbills to the rear of Guilsborough Bay

04 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also drake Pintail and 2 Red-crested Pochards

04 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

04 Nov  Firecrest  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 11.15, also Peregrine over, Stonechat and Brambling

04 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Preston Deanery – red wing-tagged juvenile female over fields north-west of minor road to Quinton, opposite turn to Woad Cottage, 10.45-10.55, then flew south east 

04 Nov  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, also 3 Red-crested Pochards, plus 13 Crossbills flew west at 09.30

Tuesday, 3rd November

03 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon, also 2 Pintails and Great Egret

03 Nov  Shag  Stanford Res – still on the dam, 14.25

03 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – red wing-tagged juvenile female flew east behind Mary’s Lake, 10.30

03 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – four (2 drakes) in Wader Bay 09.45, also Great Egret

03 Nov  Shag  Stanford Res – now on the dam, 08.25

03 Nov  Shag  Stanford Res – one in The Narrows, 08.00

Monday, 2nd November

02 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over, 16.35, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) and Great Egret

02 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – fifteen in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Great Egret, Green Sandpiper and 3 Stonechats

02 Nov  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), also Peregrine and 100 Golden Plovers over

Sunday, 1st November

01 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – red wing-tagged juvenile female, still, this afternoon, also Great Egret 

01 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – thirteen in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets and 30 Common Snipes

01 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake this morning, also Great Egret

01 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – six this morning, also 2 Great Egrets and 5-7 Stonechats

Saturday, 31st October

31 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – red wing-tagged juvenile female, still, with Starling murmuration over Hardwater Lake, 16.40

31 Oct  Scaup  Pitsford Res – female or first-winter off the dam, 15.45

31 Oct  Firecrest  Boddington Res – one reported with tit flock from the boardwalk at Byfield Pool, 11.30

31 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 2 Stonechats

FRIday, 30th October

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

30 Oct  ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw  Stanwick GP – one with c.1000 Jackdaws behind Main Lake, 16.15, also drake Red-crested Pochard 

30 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 12.03, also at least 11 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Stonechats

30 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Ecton SF – one flew west with Greylags, 11.45

30 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – at least four still, this morning, also 3 Stonechats

30 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – seven, still, 11.00, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, Great Egret, adult Caspian Gull, second-winter Yellow-legged Gull and several Stonechats

30 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 08.05

30 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five left the roost, 06.40, also 2 Great Egrets

Thursday, 29th October

29 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – fifteen in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 7 Pintails, Great Egret and 3 Stonechats

Wednesday, 28th October

28 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – eight (4 drakes) in Scaldwell Bay, late morning, also Great Egret, Green Sandpiper and 3 Stonechats

28 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 11.30, also 3 Common Snipes

28 Oct  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – six (one male) feeding in spruce on the north-western side of sailing club bay, also 7 Pink-footed Geese still at feeder stream end, female Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Great Egrets and 5 Stonechats

Tuesday, 27th October

27 Oct  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one in new workings by Whiston Lock, 16.30

27 Oct  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – several calling near sailing club, 09.20, also Great Egret and Common Snipe in Guilsborough Bay 

27 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – five (3 drakes) on Brayshaw’s Bund, 07.30

Monday, 26th October

26 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six on Main Lake, 15.40, also Pintail

26 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – red wing-tagged juvenile female, still, this morning

26 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – seven, still, in Guilsborough Bay 11.15, also 4 Great Egrets, female Ruddy Shelduck and adult Yellow-legged Gull this morning

26 Oct  Great Egret  Oundle – one still by the River Nene, from North Bridge, 08.15, then flew toward Cotterstock 

Sunday, 25th October

25 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 2 Stonechats

25 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – seven, still, in Guilsborough Bay 11.15, also 2 Great Egrets and female Ruddy Shelduck still

25 Oct  Great Egret  Oundle – one by the River Nene this morning

Saturday, 24th October

24 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR today

24 Oct  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, late morning

24 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Great Egret, 19 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

Friday, 23rd October

23 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 15.20

23 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – four still on Aldwincle Lake (Titchmarsh LNR), 14.50, also Great Egret

23 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – seven, still, on Guilsborough Bay Point, 10.50, also 2 Great Egrets, Yellow-legged Gull and third-winter Caspian Gull

23 Oct  Crossbill  Tiffield – one flew west, 09.40

THursday, 22nd October

⊗  22 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Brampton Ash – no sign in Rowan tree at LE16 8PE, 16.20 

22 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

22 Oct  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – fifteen today

22 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 13.20

22 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 12.45, also Stonechat

22 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – red wing-tagged juvenile female, still, 11.30

22 Oct  Merlin  Preston Deanery – juvenile between Preston Deanery and Quinton, 10.35-10.50,  in area near dung heap/rotting hay bales, north-west of road

22 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Brampton Ash – one feeding on Rowan berries at LE16 8PE, 10.30 – said to have been present a few days

22 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – eight, still, on Guilsborough Bay Point, 09.50, also female Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Great Egrets, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

22 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – seven, 07.40, also 2 Great Egrets

Wednesday, 21st October

21 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – one opposite Summer Leys LNR , 17.50

Tuesday, 20th October

20 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 15.45, also 8 Pintails, Green Sandpiper and 3 Stonechats

20 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – eight still, 13.00, also female Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Great Egrets and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

20 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 12.30

20 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again, 11.20, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

20 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – eight, 10.20, also 2 Great Egrets and several Stonechats

20 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – five flew in at 09.38, also Great Egret still

20 Oct  Wood Duck  Wellingborough – female at Wellingborough Embankment, 09.30, presumably of captive origin

Monday, 19th October

⊗  19 Oct  Common Scoter  Thrapston GP – no sign on Town Lake, early evening; 3 Great Egrets (Aldwincle Lake), also 10+ Yellow-legged Gulls

19 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one again over the scrape, 17.00

19 Oct  Crossbill  Weldon – one, 12.10, also Yellow-legged Gull at nearby Willowbrook Industrial Estate

19 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 11.25, also 3 Stonechats

19 Oct  Common Scoter  Thrapston GP – three (2 drakes) on Town Lake, 10.35

19 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, mid-morning, also female Pintail

19 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – red wing-tagged juvenile female over the scrape, 10.00

19 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – four still on Aldwincle Lake (Titchmarsh LNR), 09.40 

19 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the dam, 07.30

Sunday, 18th October

18 Oct  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – two this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit in Guilsborough Bay and 3 Stonechats

18 Oct  Crossbill  Deene – twelve flew south over Kirby Lane, near the entrance to Kirby Hall, 13.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gull at nearby Priors Hall

18 Oct  Great Egret  Oundle – one on Snipe Meadow

18 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – five, 12.25

18 Oct  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – third-winter, late morning, also juvenile Pintail and 10 Common Snipes

18 Oct  Great Egret  Ringstead GP – one still on Kinewell lake this morning

18 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one again over the scrape, 10.50

18 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), this morning

Saturday, 17th October

17 Oct  Dartford Warbler  Blakesley – first-winter photographed in a private garden, present for only 10 minutes, after which no further sign

17 Oct  Great Egret  Ringstead GP – one on Kinewell lake this afternoon

17 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – four still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

17 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – ten, late morning, also 2 Great Egrets and 3 Stonechats

17 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew high over the scrape this morning, also 2 Great Egrets and a Black-tailed Godwit

FRIday, 16th October

16 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine on Main Lake, 15.40

16 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – two flew over, 15.25

16 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – four with Greylags at the north-east end of Aldwincle Lake, 14.05, also 3 Great Egrets and Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid

16 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Blowers Lodge Bay, 12.10

Thursday, 15th October

15 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – ten at the far north-eastern end of the complex, 15.20

15 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 15.10, also 3 Common Snipes

15 Oct  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – one flew east, 13.40

15 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR, 12.45

15 Oct  Hawfinch  Yardley Chase – one flew over, 12.05

15 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning, also Stonechat

15 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – eight this morning, also 3 Pintails and 4 Great Egrets

15 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 12.10

15 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – five north of the causeway 09.30, also 2 Stonechats

Wednesday, 14th October

14 Oct  Common Crane  Crick – two flew south over Crick Marina, 16.55

14 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, 13.10

14 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still, 13.00

14 Oct  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries this morning

14 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still on eastern side of summit compound, 10.20, also Common Snipe and 6 Stonechats

14 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – red wing-tagged juvenile female over the scrape, 10.12, also drake Pintail and 8 Common Snipes

14 Oct  Crossbill  Brackley – two flew north-east this morning

Tuesday, 13th October

13 Oct  Great Egret  Boddington Res – one today

13 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still this afternoon

13 Oct  Common Scoter  Thrapston GP – female still on Town Lake, 14.00

13 Oct  Pink-footed Goose  Hollowell Res – eight with Greylags in Guilsborough Bay, 10.25, also Great Egret and second-winter Caspian Gull

13 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 09.25

13 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine flew east, early morning, also 4 Pintails, 2 Great Egrets, Peregrine and Stonechat 

Monday, 12th October

12 Oct  Common Scoter  Thrapston GP – female on Town Lake, 15.55

12 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon, also 2 female Pintails and 2 Stonechats  

12 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Moulton – one in flight between Moulton Park and Round Spinney roundabout, 13.00

12 Oct  Mealy Redpoll  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, late morning, also 12 Pintails and Great Egret

12 Oct  Ruff  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning, also 4 Pintails, 21 Golden Plovers, 4 Common Snipes and 4 Stonechats 

12 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – eleven left the roost early morning, also 3 Great Egrets, 2 Pintails plus 12 Crossbills flew south

Sunday, 11th October

11 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 15.45, also Great Egret

11 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 12.10

11 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, late morning, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Brambling, plus c.12 Crossbills flew west, 12.10

11 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one at midday, also 4 Pintails and Black-tailed Godwit

11 Oct  Woodlark  Long Buckby – one flew west over Cotton End Park, 09.30

11 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – one flew low east, 09.15, also 74 Golden Plovers and Stonechat, plus 1500+ Redwings and 42 Fieldfares flew west between 09.15 and 11.35

11 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still this morning

11 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, 09.40

11 Oct  Great Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – one, 09.00

11 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three still this morning

Saturday, 10th October

10 Oct  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one by the feeder stream, 16.25

10 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still, 13.15

10 Oct  harrier sp.  Harrington AF – one flew north-west past 2nd bunker, 12.30

10 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

10 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 7, 10.40, also 3 Great Egrets

10 Oct  Mealy Redpoll  Stanford Res – one, 10.35

10 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 09.55

10 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 09.50

Friday, 9th October

09 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 16.00, also 5+ Stonechats 

09 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two at the north-east end, 13.30, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Ruffs (Main Lake), 2 Stonechats, plus Crossbill flew west

09 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 10.55, also 7+ Stonechats 

09 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – five circled Keepers Lodge Bay before flying toward the dam, 09.45, also Stonechat

Thursday, 8th October

08 Oct  Osprey  Pineham – one flew from Pineham Lock toward Kislingbury, 15.30

08 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Townholme Meadows (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 15.20

08 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 15.10 

08 Oct  Grey Plover  Bozenham Mill – two still on floodwater between here and Grafton Regis, viewable at a distance from the towpath on the east side of the Grand Union Canal at SP763467; note these birds are on the Buckinghamshire side of the river; also Yellow Wagtail briefly, then flew west

08 Oct  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one in flight near yacht club, 11.20

08 Oct  Grey Plover  Bozenham Mill – two on floodwater, 10.20 (Northants side of the 

08 Oct  Spotted Redshank  Bozenham Mill – four flew over and dropped on to floodwater on the Buckinghamshire side of the River Tove, 10.00

08 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one, still, 10.00, also Common Sandpiper

Wednesday, 7th October

07 Oct  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – four adults on the main lake, 15.45

⊗  07 Oct  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – no further sign of the four adults, 15.10

07 Oct  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – four adults on the scrape, 13.55

07 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 11.15

07 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – juvenile still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 09.40, also 7 Stonechats

07 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still, this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Tuesday, 6th October

06 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 18.15, also 3 Pintails

06 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows), 17.40

06 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five with cattle on Roadside Lake, also Marsh Harrier over 

06 Oct  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one on Cormorant Spit, 08.55, also 4 Pintails, plus Ringed Plover flew west

Monday, 5th October

05 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult in the roost this evening, also Yellow-legged Gull

05 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Ditchford GP – wing-tagged juvenile female at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 15.00, before flying east toward Stanwick GP

05 Oct  Crossbill  Thrapston GP – five flew south, 14.30

05 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, this morning also 10 Common Snipe 

05 Oct  Crossbill  Corby – one at Brookfield Plantation, 09.20

05 Oct  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – one this morning, also 8 Pintails  and Stonechat

05 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, early morning, also 2 Great Egrets, Ruff and Green Sandpiper plus Crossbill flew west

Sunday, 4th October

04 Oct  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – five, 11.05, also Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlins and Greenshank

04 Oct  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the dam, 10.10, also Great Egret at the settling pond and Stonechat

04 Oct  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – four flew from the dam area toward the causeway, 09.30

04 Oct  Common Scoter  Stanwick GP – drake in the south-east corner of Main Lake, 09.10

04 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine left the roost, early morning

Saturday, 3rd October

⊗  03 Oct  Knot  Pitsford Res – no sign on the dam at 18.00 and no further sign of Rock Pipit

03 Oct  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 17.00

03 Oct  Knot  Pitsford Res – adult on the dam by the valve tower, 17.00, also Rock Pipit briefly, 16.20, before being flushed by dog-walkers after which no further sign; 4 Great Egrets north of the causeway, also 7 Pintails and 2-3 mobile Yellow-legged Gulls

03 Oct  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 14.00

03 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three flew west over Main Lake, 13.52

03 Oct  Whooper Swan  Stanwick GP – flew off east from Main Lake, 13.49

03 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 13.10, also Dunlin

03 Oct  Whooper Swan  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 11.40, also third-winter Caspian Gull

03 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 11.00, also 10+ Common Snipe 

Friday, 2nd October

02 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, this afternoon

Thursday, 1st October

01 Oct  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – six between Top Lodge and the hide today

01 Oct  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – approximately 20 south of the car park today

01 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one still around the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound and in adjacent flat area and vegetation, 15.20

01 Oct  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two this afternoon – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR)

01 Oct  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one on the eastern perimeter fence of the summit compound, 13.05

01 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – female, still, 11.30, also Northern Wheatear still, close to River Nene plus Stonechat in adjacent field 

01 Oct  Great Egret  Naseby Res – two, still, 11.20

01 Oct  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 10.25

01 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 07.25

Wednesday, 30th September

30 Sep  Merlin  Harrington AF – one along hedgeline of road to Draughton this afternoon, also Common Redstart at 2nd bunker and 2 Stonechats at 1st bunker

30 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Titchmarsh LNR, 14.55

30 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Ditchford GP – wing-tagged individual again at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

30 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still by Main Lake, 11.40

30 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 11.45 

30 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – female, still, 09.35, also Northern Wheatear in adjacent field 

30 Sep  Rock Pipit  Stanford Res – one flew west over the dam, 08.30, also Stonechat

30 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew east toward the inflow, 07.15

Tuesday, 29th September

29 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one again off the bund in Scaldwell Bay, 18.15, also 6 Great Egrets

29 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Titchmarsh LNR today, also 7 Common Snipes and 2 Hobbies

29 Sep  Great Egret  Naseby Res – two, still, 14.25

29 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – seven on Main Lake, 10.30, also 2 Dunlins

29 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Hollowell Res – one, 09.45, also 2 Great Egrets and 6 Stonechats

29 Sep  Bittern  Stortons GP – one, 09.30, also Stonechat

29 Sep  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 09.20, before flying toward The Narrows, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull at the mouth of Moulton Grange Bay (09.05), 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and male Stonechat; 4 Great Egrets north of the causeway, also female Pintail and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Monday, 28th September

28 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – six north of the causeway, early evening, also 4 Pintails, Green Sandpiper, 10+ Common Snipes and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Sep  Great Egret  Geddington – one still by the River Ise, in the grounds of Boughton House, this afternoon

28 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – female this morning

28 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also 8 Common Snipes and 2 Dunlins

28 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 10.50

28 Sep  Crossbill  Kettering – four flew over Weekley Wood Avenue, 07.20

Sunday, 27th September

27 Sep Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – wing-tagged individual on spit in north-east corner of Main Lake, 16.45, also 5 Dunlins on Visitor Centre Pit

27 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again, 15.00, also juvenile Ringed Plover and Stonechat

27 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon, also 4 Pintails and Hobby

27 Sep  Ruff  Pitsford Res – one on the eastern shoreline, south of the causeway, this morning

27 Sep  Great Egret  Naseby Res – two, 11.05

27 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end, 10.40, also juvenile Ringed Plover

27 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 10.15, also female Pintail, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipes and Stonechat

27 Sep Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – wing-tagged individual again, flew north-east, 08.05, also 3 Great Egrets

Saturday, 26th September

26 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six with cattle on pit immediately south-west of Main Lake, 17.30, also 2 Dunlins on Visitor Centre Pit

26 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pond, 16.55

26 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 16.00, at north end of causeway

26 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one in bushes between chippings compound and 1st bunker, 12.20

26 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still, late morning

26 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning

26 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 10.55

Friday, 25th September

25 Sep  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three, late afternoon, also Ruff, 3 Dunlins and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

25 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.12

25 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 07.25

25 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 8, 07.20, also Great Egret and Marsh Harrier

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 

23 Sep  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still on the scrape, 07.30, also Great Egret

23 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 10 left the roost, 06.40, also 2 Great Egrets flew south-west

Tuesday, 22nd September

22 Sep  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still on the scrape, 17.50

22 Sep  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile on the scrape, 16.55

22 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female on the dam, 11.30

22 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least north of the causeway this morning, also 7 Pintails, 2 Ruffs, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

22 Sep  Whinchat  Corby – one still at Willowbrook Industrial Estate, 09.45, also 2 Stonechats

22 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female at Foxholes Fisheries, 08.00

22 Sep  Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one, still, 07.55

22 Sep  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 07.35

22 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – eight left the roost, 06.45

MOnday, 21st September

21 Sep Whinchat  Corby – one at Willowbrook Industrial Estate, also 2 Stonechats

21 Sep Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – first-winter on Visitor Centre Pit, 17.20, also Dunlin and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

21 Sep Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one, still on fence and roof of eastern side of summit compound, 16.35

21 Sep Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one in ploughed field opposite metal gates, 15.50, also male Stonechat by 1st bunker

21 Sep Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one, still on fence and roof of eastern side of summit compound, 12.30

21 Sep Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one, still on fence and roof of eastern side of summit compound, 11.35

21 Sep Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one still, on fence and roof of eastern side of summit compound, 09.00, also Northern Wheatear  

21 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – seven, in field next to small bridge on bridle path near river, 08.55

21 Sep Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one flew east, 07.05, also 2 Great Egrets

Sunday, 20th September

20 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still on dam this afternoon

20 Sep Black Redstart  Borough Hill – one on concrete blocks on summit, 16.10, also Common Redstart, Whinchat and 9+ Stonechats

20 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Titchmarsh LNR, 16.00, also 3 Hobbies

20 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine, still, 08.35, also  5 Pintails, 2 Great Egrets, Ringed Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtails

20 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – juvenile still present on eastern shoreline, opposite Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers

Saturday, 19th September

19 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – juvenile still present on eastern shoreline, opposite Guilsborough Bay Point, 19.10, also 2 Ringed Plovers and Stonechat

19 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one, still, from James Fisher Hide in Scaldwell Bay, 18.00, also 2 Pintails, 2 Great Egrets and adult Yellow-legged Gull

19 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – juvenile still present on eastern shoreline, opposite Guilsborough Bay Point, 17.40, also 2 Ringed Plovers

19 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, this afternoon

19 Sep  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – two, mobile around the picnic area, this morning

19 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 2 Hobbies

19 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Ditchford GP – one (red wing-tagged) on bush by bailey bridge at east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 11.00, also Osprey flew west

19 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on small lake immediately west of Main Lake, 10.20, also Great Egret flew over

19 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, 09.35

19 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – first-winter on bank in Wader Bay, 09.35, also Great Egret

19 Sep  Merlin  Harrington AF – one, 09.10

19 Sep Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one (red wing-tagged) over Main Lake, 08.35

19 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 08.15

FRIday, 18th September

18 Sep Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on Visitor Centre Lake, 18.05, also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

18 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – one still present on north side of Guilsborough Bay Point, 18.05

18 Sep  Little Stint  Hollowell Res – one, mobile around Guilsborough Bay Point, 17.40, also 2 Ringed Plovers and 5 Dunlins 

18 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one on the bund in Scaldwell Bay, 15.30, also 4 Great Egrets

18 Sep  Garganey  Daventry CP – one this morning, also Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and adult Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid

18 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 10.00

18 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew east over Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.35

18 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine, early morning, also 2 Great Egrets 

18 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one still, 07.30, also Dunlin, Common Snipe, Stonechat and 2 Yellow Wagtails

Thursday, 17th September

17 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 18.50

17 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one still, 18.00, also 5 Dunlins

17 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six, late afternoon, also Great Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Yellow Wagtails

17 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – five north of the causeway today, also 3 Common Sandpipers, Peregrine and Hobby

17 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still on dam at midday

17 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two still, 10.15

17 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 07.00, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow Wagtails

Wednesday, 16th September

16 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – seven at Main Lake, late afternoon, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls and 5 Yellow Wagtails

16 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female on dam, mid-afternoon

16 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay, 12.00, also 2 Pintails and Green Sandpiper

16 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine still this morning, also 2 Pintails and 2 Great Egrets

Tuesday, 15th September

15 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six on Main Lake, late afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets

15 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one, Scaldwell Bay, 12.50

15 Sep  Common Redstart  Borough Hill – one this morning, also Peregrine and 5+ Stonechats

15 Sep Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – three with cattle in field on north side of IL&M’s Otter Lake, 11.35, also Green Sandpiper but no further sign of Spoonbill

15 Sep Spoonbill  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) briefly, 09.35-10.00, before flying off, also 2 Great Egrets

15 Sep Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 8 still in the roost, 07.40, also 2 Pintails and Great Egret on Main Lake

15 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 07.30, also Stonechat and 3 Yellow Wagtails

Monday, 14th September

14 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – four, Scaldwell Bay, 17.00, also Red-crested Pochard, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Hobby

14 Sep  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – six flew over the track running south from the car park, 12.45 

14 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two still between the chippings compound and 1st bunker, late morning

14 Sep  Whinchat  Kettering – one at Wicksteed Water Meadows this morning

14 Sep  Wryneck  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 10.10, also Northern Wheatear (probably Greenland race leucorhoa) by dam

14 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine on the small pit at the western end of Main Lake, 08.00

Sunday, 13th September

13 Sep  Whinchat  Braunston – one along footpath between Welton Road and Daventry Road this evening

13 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three, Scaldwell Bay, 15.00, also Yellow-legged Gull and Hobby

13 Sep  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Blowers Lodge Bay, 11.25, also Common Sandpiper and Hobby

13 Sep  Hen Harrier  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – a ‘ringtail’ at 11.15

13 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two still between the chippings compound and 1st bunker, 11.10

13 Sep  Caspian Gull  Ditchford GP – adult on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 10.05, also 5 Cattle Egrets still, 2 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

13 Sep  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five below Irthlingborough Church at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.05

13 Sep  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two at North Lake, 09.00, also Green Sandpiper

13 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 08.00, also 1-2 Yellow Wagtails

13 Sep  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one at North Lake, 07.30

13 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine left the roost at the western end, 07.20

Saturday, 12th September

12 Sep  Garganey  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 13.10, also Great Egret

12 Sep  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Peregrines and Hobby

12 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning, also Common Redstart (retrapped) and 3 Yellow Wagtails

12 Sep  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – four below Irthlingborough Church, 10.15, also 2 Great Egrets on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR plus 12 Common Snipes

12 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.00, also female Red-crested Pochard, still, 3 Dunlins over south, 3 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank and adult Yellow-legged Gull

12 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – seven on small pit at western end of Main Lake, 07.00, also Great Egret and Marsh Harrier

Friday, 11th September

11 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one flew west, 07.05

11 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Main Lake, 07.00

11 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still in Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.35

11 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine in roost area at western end, 06.30, also Marsh Harrier

Thursday, 10th September

10 Sep  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – thirty-two mobile around the eastern end of the wood (‘Hollow Wood’) today

10 Sep  Merlin  Brampton Valley – male below Hanging Houghton, 17.50, also Stonechat and Whinchat

10 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, 14.50, also four Hobbies

10 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five on Main Lake, 14.35

10 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, from the Bird Club Hide, 12.45

10 Sep  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – female in Walgrave Bay, 12.40

10 Sep  Common Redstart  Preston Deanery – one in hedge/small dell with pool by entrance track to Woad Cottage, just south of the village, 11.55

10 Sep  Marsh Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed late morning, also 5 Common Redstarts trapped and ringed

10 Sep  Crossbill  Kettering – three flew over Weekley Wood Avenue, 09.16

10 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, still, early morning, also 2 Common Snipes and 2 Yellow Wagtails

10 Sep  Great Egret  Oundle – one flew over, 06.30

10 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile on tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.30

Wednesday, 9th September

09 Sep  Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – one on Visitor Centre Lake, 15.50 also 8 Yellow-legged Gulls

09 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female again on dam, 14.30 also Pink-footed Goose

09 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 12.15

09 Sep  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – several still in larches around car park, 10.15 

09 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three in Scaldwell Bay, 10.10, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Sep  Common Redstart  Shutlanger – male in hedgerow alongside footpath to Stoke Bruerne, 10.00

09 Sep  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five in fields below Irthlingborough Church, 10.00

09 Sep  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one this morning, also 4 Common Redstarts and Northern Wheatear

09 Sep  Crossbill  Newnham – ten flew north-east, 08.30 

09 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile between dam and Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.30 

09 Sep  Merlin  Stanford Res – female/immature in ploughed field alongside old railway track, 08.15

09 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – nine roosting in trees at the western end

Tuesday, 8th September

08 Sep  Ruff  Hollowell Res – two juveniles between Guilsborough Bay and sailing club, 18.30, also Great Egret and Whinchat

08 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – four between the chippings compound and 1st bunker, early afternoon

08 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile off dam at eastern end, 12.35, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

08 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Welford Res – adult, 10.50, also 5 Yellow Wagtails

08 Sep  Ruff  Hollowell Res – juvenile on Guilsborough Bay Point, 09.30, also 3 Great Egrets, Common Sandpiper and 5 Yellow Wagtails 

08 Sep  Spoonbill  Great Billing – one flew west over Billing Garden Centre, 06.55

Monday, 7th September

07 Sep  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – juvenile in the roost this evening, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, early evening

07 Sep  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – three first-winters this afternoon, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Redshank and adult Yellow-legged Gull

07 Sep  Ruff  Clifford Hill GP – juvenile on north shore of Main Barrage Lake this afternoon

07 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile on causeway, 13.45, also female Red-crested Pochard and Hobby

07 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – two, 13.40

07 Sep  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – two this morning, also 2 Common Redstarts

07 Sep  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – approximately 40 in larches, 100 m south of the car park, 10.00

07 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – the second juvenile by the dam, 08.45

07 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile on tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay (possibly deceased), 08.20, also Common Redstart trapped and ringed

07 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – one, 07.50, also Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 6th September

06 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – three between the chippings compound and 1st bunker, early evening

06 Sep  Whinchat  Chelveston AF – one opposite main buildings, 18.25

06 Sep  Tree Pipit  Chelveston AF – one on the track running west on the southern side of the buildings, 17.10, also 41 Yellow Wagtails

06 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Harpole – one today

06 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – two in Blowers Lodge Bay, 16.00

06 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – one on northern side of causeway, 12.40, also 2 Great Egrets, Green Sandpiper, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and Hobby

06 Sep  Common Redstart  Walgrave  – two on Walgrave/Old footpath, 11.30

06 Sep  Ruff  Earls Barton GP – two briefly on Hardwater Lake, 11.05, then flew east

06 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, also Green Sandpiper, 10.40

06 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile on the tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.45, also Whinchat and Northern Wheatear

06 Sep  Osprey  Brampton Valley – one over, below Brixworth, 08.40

06 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one still in Guilsborough Bay, 08.20, also Common Sandpiper

06 Sep  Tree Pipit  Higham Ferrers – one over, 07.50

Saturday, 5th September

05 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the scrape, 14.00, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

05 Sep  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, late morning

05 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – six, late morning, also Northern Wheatear near 3rd bunker

05 Sep  Whinchat  Glapthorn Cow Pasture – one in hedges to the south-east, 10.10

05 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – one juvenile, still, in Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.05, also Osprey over

05 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – one, still, south of the causeway, 09.50

05 Sep  Whinchat  Stanford Res – three, one trapped and ringed, 09.45

Friday, 4th September

04 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 16.50, also Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Common Sandpipers 

04 Sep  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon, also 4 Common Sandpipers

04 Sep  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing before flying east, 15.45, also Garganey, Pintail, Great Egret, Common Sandpiper and 2 Hobbies

04 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – three juveniles still, by causeway tunnel, 11.05, also 3 Pintails, Great Egret and Green Sandpiper 

04 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 11.05, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

04 Sep  Tree Pipit  Brackley – one flew over, 09.30

04 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile still by causeway, 09.25

04 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – one in ploughed field at inflow end, 09.15 

04 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – now 2 juveniles on the tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.45, also 2 Whinchats

04 Sep  Whinchat  Preston Deanery – one around rotting straw heap, opposite turn to Paddock House, halfway along minor road to Quinton, 08.20

04 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile on the tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.45, also Whinchat

Thursday, 3rd September

03 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile off the sailing club, 19.40 also adult Mediterranean Gull

03 Sep  Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 18.10, also 2 Great Egrets, still,  2 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Sep  Common Redstart  Lamport – one on the southern perimeter footpath late afternoon

03 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets, Osprey over at 17.15 and 3 Hobbies

03 Sep  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three this afternoon, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpipers and 9 Yellow-legged Gulls

03 Sep  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second summer off the dam, 15.30, also 2 Great Egrets, still, Pink-footed Goose, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtails and Whinchat on Guilsborough Bay Point

03 Sep  Osprey  Pitsford Res – adult flew south-east over Moulton Grange Bay, 13.15, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls off the sailing club

03 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – three, 12.25 (one in Guilsborough Bay, 2 on shoreline north of sailing club) 

03 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one between the chippings compound and 1st bunker this morning, also 4 Crossbills over, west

03 Sep  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – two still along the footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village, 11.30

03 Sep  Whinchat  Bozeat – one, late morning

03 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – one, still, by the causeway tunnel, 09.05, also Great Egret, 4 Pintails, Dunlin and Green Sandpiper (all in Scaldwell Bay)

03 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – two in Guilsborough Bay, 09.00, also Common Sandpiper

03 Sep  Merlin  Brampton Valley – male below Hanging Houghton, 08.10, also 2 Whinchats

03 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, early morning, also Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Common Sandpipers 

03 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – two, again on the tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 06.45

Wednesday, 2nd September

02 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four, late afternoon, also Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and 21 Yellow-legged Gulls

02 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 12.35

02 Sep  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, from the Bird Club Hide, 12.30, also Green Sandpiper

02 Sep  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – at least 15, still, this morning 

02 Sep  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two, still, 11.45

02 Sep  Shag  Pitsford Res – three from the causeway, 11.00

02 Sep  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one at the south-western end, on the fence by the second pylon east of the Premier Inn, 10.05, also Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

02 Sep  Bittern  Summer Leys – one on the scrape, 09.35, also Great Egret, 2 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe

02 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – a second bird trapped and ringed, 09.00

⊗  02 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Lamport – no sign this morning of the two reported yesterday; 3 Common Redstarts on site, 08.45

02 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, still, north of sailing club 07.30

02 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – two, again on the tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 07.15, also 23 Common Redstarts (one trapped and ringed)

02 Sep  Tree Pipit Hanging Houghton – one flew south, 06.20

Tuesday, 1st September

01 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two today, also Great Egret and Yellow-legged Gull

01 Sep  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – two along the footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village, 18.15

01 Sep  Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one on fence just south-east of feeder stream, 18.05

01 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Lamport – two still from the footpath on the southern edge of the Lamport Hall Estate, 16.40 but not since, also 2 Common Redstarts

01 Sep  Great Egret  Thorpe Malsor Res – one on the north bank, 16.00

01 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Lamport – two from the footpath on the southern edge of the Lamport Hall Estate, 15.00, also Common Redstart 

01 Sep  Caspian Gull  DIRFT 3 – second-winter on flood pools by A5, 12.50

01 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – at least one juvenile still, 12.30

01 Sep  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one trapped and ringed this morning, plus 2 Common Redstarts also trapped and ringed

01 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – four still below Hanging Houghton, late morning

01 Sep  Garganey  Summer Leys – one on the scrape, mid-morning, also Great Egret, Dunlin and Greenshank

01 Sep  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one on the eastern shoreline, 08.55

01 Sep  Shag  Stanford Res – two juveniles on tern raft in Blowers Lodge Bay, 07.20 

01 Sep  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one, still, over the southern end of the concrete track, 07.00

Monday, 31st August

31 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two today, also Common Sandpiper

31 Aug  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one again this evening

31 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Braunston – unconfirmed report of a male, 18.15; no further details

31 Aug  Common Redstart Stanford Res – four trapped and ringed today

31 Aug  Whinchat  Borough Hill – one this afternoon, also 2 Common Redstarts

31 Aug  Common Redstart   Walgrave – at least three still in hedgerow along footpath between Old and Walgrave, 15.30

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Ashby St. Ledgers – one, 14.30

31 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles around the dam at midday

31 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – four opposite barn below Hanging Houghton, 10.35

31 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake with cattle, this morning, also on site 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Redshank, 2 Common Snipe and Whinchat still at North Lake

31 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 10.25

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – three or four by 09.50, including 2 at 2nd bunker

31 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two from Maytrees Hide, 09.50

31 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still off the dam, 09.45

31 Aug  Garganey  Clifford Hill GP – one on main barrage lake, 09.05, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow Wagtails

31 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile north of causeway tunnel, 09.00

31 Aug  Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one on fence just south-east of feeder stream, 08.45, also 2-4 Common Sandpipers, Redshank and Northern Wheatear

31 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – four this morning, also 4 Common Redstarts (3 trapped and ringed)

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male between chippings compound and 1st bunker, 07.15

31 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – two in weedy field along old railway track, 06.55, also Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 30th August

30 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter off the dam this evening, also Curlew over and 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

30 Aug  Common Redstart  Priors Hall – one, 15.45, also c.35 Yellow-legged Gulls in the quarry

30 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one still on straw heap opposite barn below Hanging Houghton, 14.15

30 Aug  Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – two along the fenceline in the field at the top of the track past The Granary, 12.30

30 Aug  Whinchat  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also Greenshank

30 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still, off the dam, 10.25

30 Aug  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – one along the footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village, by muddy open gateway, 09.30, also Yellow Wagtail 

30 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two between chippings compound and 1st bunker, 08.45

30 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, on shoreline by causeway car park, 07.55

30 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

Saturday, 29th August

29 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, just north of causeway, 16.30, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile) and Hobby

29 Aug  Garganey  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also Great Egret, 11.45

29 Aug  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one on straw heap opposite barn below Hanging Houghton, 10.55

29 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six now on Roadside Lake with cattle, 10.25, also on site Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and Whinchat

29 Aug  Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two flew west over the dam, 10.20

29 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still, off the dam, 10.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow Wagtails

29 Aug  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one flew from 3rd bunker toward concrete track, 08.40

29 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six flew north-east over Main Lake, 07.05

FRIday, 28th August

28 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still on the dam, 15.30

28 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles north of the causeway, 15.10, also Great Egret, Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

28 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile back on the dam, 10.40

28 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – one off the dam, 09.25, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile still on the dam early morning but not subsequently

Thursday, 27th August

27 Aug  Shag  Stanford Res – juvenile on the dam, 20.15

27 Aug  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one over the weedy field off the old railway line, 19.10, also Common Redstart in nearby hedge

27 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – two in the field to the right of the old hide, 17.50

27 Aug  Knot  Pitsford Res – nine flew along the dam, 19.20

27 Aug  Common Redstart  Lamport – male along southern boundary hedge of Lamport Hall, 16.20, also Northern Wheatear

27 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, mid-afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Common Sandpipers, 11 Common Snipe and 22 Yellow-legged Gulls

27 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one still, on the scrape, 12.15

27 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – eight trapped and ringed this morning

27 Aug  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one off the dam, 09.30

27 Aug  Wryneck  Stanford Res – one trapped, ringed and released at 08.55, when it flew toward feeders in Blowers Lodge Bay

27 Aug  Osprey  Brampton Valley – one flew south below Hanging Houghton, 08.40

27 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 08.25, also Common Redstart

27 Aug  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – approximately 10 this morning (2 trapped and ringed), also 2 Common Redstarts

27 Aug  Quail  Brampton Valley – male singing below Hanging Houghton, 07.50

27 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles, still off the dam, 06.20

Wednesday, 26th August

26 Aug  Common Redstart  Borough Hill – one today

26 Aug  Whimbrel  Harrington AF – one flew south, 20.10

26 Aug  Garganey  Summer Leys – one on the scrape, 18.15, also Great Egret still, Ruff and Common Sandpiper

26 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one still, on the scrape, 16.30, also Greenshank

26 Aug  Common Redstart   Walgrave – one still along footpath between Old and Walgrave this afternoon

26 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – three juveniles off the dam, 15.00

26 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one still, this morning

26 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, on Guilsborough Bay Point, 11.05

26 Aug  Osprey   Stanford Res – one flew north-west, 10.40

26 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – three juveniles still this morning (2 close to the dam, 08.50,  one roosting by the causway car park, 10.00), also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) in Scaldwell Bay, Great Egret, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, Northern Wheatear by the dam, male Common Redstart in Scaldwell Bay, in hedge beyond fence by large oak on path to Bird Club Hide, Tree Pipit over south and Yellow Wagtail

Tuesday, 25th August

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – three juveniles close to the dam, 19.25, also Peregrine

25 Aug  Knot  Hollowell Res – juvenile on Guilsborough Bay Point, 18.15

25 Aug  Common Redstart   Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay, in hedge beyond fence by large oak on path to Bird Club Hide, from bench number 15 (Paul Britten Bench), 15.50, also Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – one on concrete jetty at the sailing club, 14.50

25 Aug  Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile near the sailing club, 14.35, also Northern Wheatear below dam

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 14.15

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still on the dam, 13.25

25 Aug  Osprey   Stanford Res – one over Blowers Lodge Bay, 13.05, also 2 Northern Wheatears in nearby field

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still on the dam, 12.15, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and Peregrine

25 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – at least 2, mobile with Cormorants at the southern end, 08.50, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls 

Monday, 24th August

24 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three roosting in trees in Walgrave Bay, 20.05

24 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – at least two, still, this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

24 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – three still, off the dam, 19.50, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile)

24 Aug  Osprey   Sywell – one flew south, 17.00

24 Aug  Common Redstart   Walgrave – at least five in hedgerow along footpath between Old and Walgrave, 16.30

24 Aug  Cattle Egret   Stanwick GP – two, still, 16.30

24 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – two juveniles on the dam, 16.30

24 Aug  Osprey   Geddington – one flew over the grounds of Boughton House, 16.27, also Great Egret there

24 Aug  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – one flew south over the fishing Lodge, 15.15, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay

24 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit   Clifford Hill GP – two this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruffs, 2 Common Sandpipers and Hobby

24 Aug  Common Redstart   Pitsford Res – two still in hedgerow along footpath into Scaldwell Bay, 11.55

24 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – now 7 off the dam, 11.00, also juvenile Osprey flew south over the causeway

24 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 10.00, also Garganey and 3 Great Egrets

24 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – four juveniles still, mobile between the valve tower and Moulton Grange Bay, 09.20  

24 Aug  Common Redstart   Pitsford Res – two in hedgerow along footpath into Scaldwell Bay, 08.50, also Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Redshank

24 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – four juveniles still on and around the dam, 08.05, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults, one juvenile), juvenile Arctic Tern, still and 4 Yellow Wagtails

24 Aug  Whinchat   Stanford Res – one still along the old railway track, 07.40, also Common Redstart trapped and ringed

24 Aug  Tree Pipit   Irchester – one flew south, 07.10

Sunday, 23rd August

23 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – four juveniles still off the dam, by the valve tower, 19.50, also 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls

23 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – four off the dam, 19.20 

23 Aug  Sandwich Tern  Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway, 13.00, also 3 Common Sandpipers, juvenile Arctic Tern still around dam area, 14.30 and Common Redstart in Blackthorn thicket behind Bird Club Hide early afternoon

23 Aug  Tree Pipit   Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

23 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two, still, 11.00, also Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks and Hobby

23 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Little Brington – one on fence in first field on track to Brockhall, 10.55

23 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – two on the southern side of the Main Barrage Lake, 10.30

23 Aug  Cattle Egret   Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake, 10.25, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpiper

23 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile still in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 10.00 

23 Aug  Whinchat   Stanwick GP – one at the junction of Hog Dyke Path and old railway line at North Lake, 09.05, also Northern Wheatear

23 Aug  Common Redstart   Old – male in horse paddock, along footpath, 3 fields out from Old toward Walgrave, 09.00, also Northern Wheatear

23 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile again in Scaldwell Bay, from Maytrees Hide, 08.40, then flew toward causeway, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Ringed Plovers and Dunlin

23 Aug  Whinchat   Stanford Res – now 2 along the old railway track, 07.55, also Common Redstart near the poplars

23 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Collingtree – one near railway bridge on footpath toward Blisworth, 07.50

23 Aug  Whinchat   Stanford Res – one along the old railway track, 07.10, also 2 Common Redstarts (one trapped and ringed)

Saturday, 22nd August

22 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile now off the dam, 19.20, also juvenile Arctic Tern still, plus Peregrine

⊗  22 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – no sign of juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 15.45, but Great Egret, Garganey and Green Sandpiper there

22 Aug  Shag  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 12.35, also 2 Great Egrets

22 Aug  Northern Wheatear  Chelveston AF – one, 12.20

22 Aug  Common Redstart   Twywell – one in the top end of the hedge which runs from Twywell Hills & Dales to Twywell village, 12.00

22 Aug  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile from Pioneer Hide, 10.50, also 3 Great Egrets, Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper 3 Greenshanks and Hobby

22 Aug  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female on the dam, 10.40, also 2 Common Sandpipers

22 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female on Guilsborough Bay Point, 10.10, also Pink-footed Goose

22 Aug  Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile off the dam, 09.45, also Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult + 2 juveniles) and juvenile Arctic Tern 

22 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still, 09.20, in trees at far end of main lake

22 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – one in rough field adjacent to old railway track, 09.15

22 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still, 09.00, by horse pond

22 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Denton – first-winter with gull flock following plough just east of the village, south of the A428, 09.00

22 Aug  Common Redstart   Walgrave – four still in hedgerow along footpath between Walgrave and Pitsford Res, 07.55

Friday, 21st August

21 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still this evening 

21 Aug  Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, late afternoon

21 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, 17.00, also Great Egret and adult Yellow-legged Gull

21 Aug  Garganey  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 15.50, from Bird Club Hide, also 2 Green Sandpipers

21 Aug  Great Egret  Kettering – one on Cranford Road development area this morning, also Greenshank

21 Aug  Pied Flycatcher   Chapel Brampton – one (?) reported on private land this morning

21 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two, 11.00, also Ruff and Common Sandpiper

21 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.30, also Hobby

21 Aug  Whinchat   Borough Hill – two on the east side, 10.30, also Northern Wheatear

21 Aug  Pied Flycatcher   Yardley Chase – female or juvenile in Denton Wood, 09.00 (no public access)

21 Aug  Marsh Harrier   Harrington AF – juvenile over, south, 06.45, also Osprey over, Yellow-legged Gull and Common Redstart between chippings compound and 1st bunker

Thursday, 20th August

20 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still, 19.15

20 Aug  Whinchat   Borough Hill – at least 8, also Northern Wheatear around old concrete mast bases, 1750, also Common Redstart in Elder bushes at base of summit aerial

20 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Hellidon – one in horse field beside golf course, 17.25

20 Aug  Pink-footed Goose   Ravensthorpe Res – one on the dam, 13.20, also juvenile Mediterranean Gull and Hobby

20 Aug  Osprey   Pitsford Res – one, 13.00

20 Aug  Common Redstart   Walgrave – at least 4 in hedgerow between Walgrave and Pitsford Res, 12.20

20 Aug  Mediterranean Gull   Boddington Res – juvenile, midday, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

20 Aug  Whinchat   Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

⊗  20 Aug  Pied Flycatcher   Borough Hill – no further sign of the one reported at 07.00; 5 Whinchats still, 11.05

20 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, from James Fisher Hide, 10.31

20 Aug  Crossbill  Daventry – two flew over Kentle Wood, 10.20

20 Aug  Common Redstart   Hollowell Res – one along fenceline of small copse within hedgerow, c.150 m south from entrance gate at feeder stream end, 09.35, also Green Sandpiper and Hobby

20 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, 07.30, also Green Sandpiper

20 Aug  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 07.00, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Green Sandpipers 

20 Aug  Pied Flycatcher   Borough Hill – one reported, 07.00, but no precise location details, also 9 Whinchats, Common Redstart and 4 Tree Pipits

Wednesday, 19th August

19 Aug  Osprey   Naseby Res – one fishing today

19 Aug  Ruff  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, still, 10.25, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers,  3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks and Common Snipe viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

19 Aug  Osprey   Hollowell Res – one, 09.50, also female Ruddy Shelduck, still

19 Aug  Tree Pipit   Hanging Houghton – one, 09.35

19 Aug  Common Redstart   Harrington AF – three this morning

Tuesday, 18th August

18 Aug  Ruff  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, still, 19.10, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers,  3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

18 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile this evening, 19.00

18 Aug  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one today, 18.30, also Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

18 Aug  Black Tern   Hollowell Res – one by the sailing club, 17.30, also female Ruddy Shelduck, 4-5 Common Sandpipers and c.15 Yellow Wagtails

18 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – four along the fenceline by Hardingstone Dyke, 4-5 pylons east of the Premier Inn, 15.20

18 Aug  Whinchat   Borough Hill – five, c.200 metres north of the summit compound, 11.15

18 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – three still along the fenceline by Hardingstone Dyke, 10.30, also at least one Ruff and Common Sandpiper

18 Aug  Osprey   Fawsley Park Lake – one reported fishing this morning

18 Aug  Tree Pipit   Brixworth – two flew over Brampton Valley Way, 08.20, also 8 Common Snipe

18 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – three along the fenceline by Hardingstone Dyke, 07.40, also 2 Ruffs, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

18 Aug  Cattle Egret   Stanwick GP – four on North Lake, 07.05, also Green Sandpiper

Monday, 17th August

17 Aug  Black Tern   Pitsford Res – three off the dam, 19.40

17 Aug  Whinchat   Hellidon – juvenile this afternoon, also 3 Common Redstarts and 2 Stonechats

17 Aug  Common Redstart   Harrington AF – two still this afternoon 

17 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway this morning, also 4+ Red-crested Pochards still, Osprey and 2 Green Sandpipers; Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls around the dam

17 Aug  Whinchat   Harrington AF – two in barley crop field south-west of 1st bunker, 10.35 

17 Aug  Pink-footed Goose   Hollowell Res – still with goose flock around Guilsborough Bay Point, 09.40, also Ringed Plover, Common Snipe and 10 Yellow Wagtails

17 Aug  Black Tern   Stanford Res – one, 07.25, before flying west

Sunday, 16th August

16 Aug  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, still, 18.30, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 2Greenshanks and Common Snipe  viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

16 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck   Ravensthorpe Res – female on dam, 16.00

16 Aug  Black Redstart   Byfield – juvenile at an undisclosed site (withheld at landowner’s request), 14.40, also male Common Redstart and juvenile Stonechat

16 Aug  Turnstone   Pitsford Res – two adults still on the dam, 13.50, also Dunlin

16 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway, 13.30, also Hobby

16 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway, 12.40, also Common Sandpiper, plus Greenshank flew south

16 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – four on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also Greenshank

16 Aug  Osprey   Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning, also Whinchat

16 Aug  Osprey   Lamport – one flew east over the A508 between Lamport and Maidwell, 11.40

16 Aug  Osprey   Hollowell Res – one flew south, 10.20, also Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper

16 Aug  Garganey  Clifford Hill GP – one, 10.10, also 3 Common Sandpipers and Northern Wheatear

16 Aug  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, 10.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 4 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpiper and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

16 Aug  Turnstone   Pitsford Res – two adults still on the dam, 09.15, also 3 Great Egrets north of the causeway

16 Aug  Turnstone   Pitsford Res – two adults on the dam, 08.10, also Sanderling, still, plus Common Sandpiper

16 Aug  Cattle Egret   Stanwick GP – one, 07.40, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

16 Aug  Little Gull   Boddington Res – one, 07.15, also Whimbrel over at 07.00, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

Saturday, 15th August

15 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – moulting adult still on the dam, 18.00, also 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Aug  Great Egret   Summer Leys LNR – three, early evening, also Common Sandpiper

15 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – moulting adult still on the dam, 17.00, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

15 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 16.10, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruffs, 5 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

15 Aug  Crossbill  Harlestone Heath – three flew from plantation behind Dobbies Garden Centre toward Harlestone, early afternoon

15 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – eight on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also 2 Dunlins and adult Yellow-legged Gull

15 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – moulting adult still on the dam, 11.45

15 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two still this morning

15 Aug  Common Scoter  Daventry CP – drake still, 10.44

15 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – moulting adult on the dam, 10.40, also Ringed Plover

15 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – thee, between 07.00 and 09.00, also Pink-footed Goose, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, then flew east, 3 Common Sandpipers and second-summer Caspian Gull still

15 Aug  Pied Flycatcher  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 07.45, also 3 Common Sandpipers, plus Common Redstart trapped and ringed

15 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, early morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruffs, 5 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

15 Aug  Great Egret   Stanwick GP – two, 07.25, also Little Ringed Plover and Black-tailed Godwit

15 Aug  Common Scoter  Daventry CP – drake, 07.00, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Friday, 14th August

14 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – at least one still on Hardwater Lake, 16.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruffs, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

14 Aug  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 16.00

14 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – one still, 14.55, on fenceline along Hardingstone Dyke, 4-5 pylons east of Premier Inn, also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

14 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – two still on dam, 14.50, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

14 Aug  Great Egret   Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 14.35, also Common Sandpiper

14 Aug  Great Egret   Stanwick GP – one still on Main Lake, 13.05, also Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

14 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – two still on dam, by black outflow pipes, 12.55

14 Aug  Sanderling   Stanwick GP – one on Visitor Centre Lake, 12.45

14 Aug  Sanderling   Pitsford Res – nine on dam, 12.35, 7 of which flew subsequently flew toward The Narrows

14 Aug  Northern Wheatear   Clifford Hill GP – one on fenceline along Hardingstone Dyke, 4-5 pylons east of Premier Inn, 11.40

14 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – two still on Hardwater Lake, 10.05, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, male Ruff, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

14 Aug  Sanderling   Boddington Res – adult, 10.00, also adult Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow Wagtails

14 Aug  Great Egret   Summer Leys LNR – two, 09.55

14 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two, 09.50

14 Aug  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.10, also Great Egret and Common Sandpiper

14 Aug  Great Egret   Hollowell Res – three, 07.50, also 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and second-summer Caspian Gull, still

14 Aug  Great Egret   Stanwick GP – one but no further sign of Turnstone

14 Aug  Turnstone  Stanwick GP – juvenile on Main Lake, 07.05, also Osprey and Common Sandpiper

Thursday, 13th August

13 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – two on Hardwater Lake, 18.35, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

13 Aug  Whimbrel  Harlestone Heath – one flew west, 17.25

13 Aug  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 14.55, also juvenile male Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road; at nearby Summer Leys LNR – two Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on the scrape, 15.30

13 Aug  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 13.15, also 3 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

13 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 09.05, also Little Ringed Plover, female Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshanks viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

Wednesday, 12th August

12 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 17.00, also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and c.15 Yellow Wagtails

12 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 16.00, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby and Peregrine

12 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 10.10, also Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

12 Aug  Crossbill  Brackley – one flew north, 08.45

12 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 08.20, also Ruff, 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and 4 Common Snipe viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

12 Aug  Whinchat  Chelveston AF – three, 07.50, also Golden Plover over, south-west, and 20+ Yellow Wagtails

Tuesday, 11th August

11 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two, early evening

11 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 13.00

11 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 12.55, also, 2-3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, 3 Common Snipe and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

11 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 10.55, also Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Common Snipe viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

11 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one, still, 09.00, also 2 Crossbills oflew over

11 Aug  Whinchat  Chelveston AF – two still this morning, 08.25

11 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 18.18

11 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one still on Hardwater Lake, 07.40, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank, viewable from the gateway on Hardwater Road

Monday, 10th August

10 Aug  Whinchat  Chelveston AF – two this evening, also 28+ Yellow Wagtails 

10 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – two still on Hardwater Lake, 20.00, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Common Snipe

10 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – two still on Hardwater Lake, 18.20, also 5 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks and 4 Common Snipe

10 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one flew toward the dam, 17.00

10 Aug  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-summer still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still, 4 Whimbrels flew north-west, 09.25, 3 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe and at least one Crossbill calling in East Copse

10 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four still this morning

10 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – two between chippings compound and 1st bunker this morning

10 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – two on Hardwater Lake, 10.10, also 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshanks and 6 Common Snipe

10 Aug  Crossbill  Weldon – one flew over Bears Lane, 09.00

10 Aug  Whinchat  Chelveston AF – one this morning, 06.50, also c.15 Yellow Wagtails 

10 Aug  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, early morning, also Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 9th August

09 Aug  Wood Sandpiper  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, 20.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank and 5 Common Snipe

09 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over Blowers Lodge Bay, 16.25 but no further sign of Wood Warbler by 17.00

09 Aug  Wood Warbler  Stanford Res – one with Long-tailed Tits, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs in trees near hide, 16.00

09 Aug  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 11.20, also 3 eclipse drake Red-crested Pochards

09 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four this morning, 10.00, also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 4 Common Snipe

09 Aug  Pacific Golden Plover  Hollowell Res – adult flew west, calling, 08.00, also Pink-footed Goose still, second-summer Caspian Gull still and Crossbill over, north

Saturday, 8th August

08 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell – two flew over the village, 20.25

08 Aug  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one late morning, also Common Sandpiper, second-summer Caspian Gull and Yellow Wagtail

08 Aug  Northern Willow Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning

08 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.35, also Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe

08 Aug  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – total of 5 around Summer Leys and Hardwater Lake, 10.00, also Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank and 3 Common Snipe

08 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – three this morning

Friday, 7th August

07 Aug  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – between 15 and 20 feeding high in Scots Pines, 17.30, here

07 Aug  Little Gull  Daventry CP – second-summer hawking high over the reservoir and dam, 15.40, also Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpipers, first-summer Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults, 2 juveniles)

07 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over Blowers Lodge Bay before flying south-west at 14.30

07 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four, 08.50; also 3 Common Sandpipers and Greenshank on nearby Hardwater Lake (Earls Barton GP)

07 Aug  Corn Bunting  Chelveston AF – one this morning, 07.45, also c.20 Yellow Wagtails and Whinchat

Thursday, 6th August

06 Aug  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

06 Aug  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper and Greenshank

06 Aug  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-summer still this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose on Guilsborough Bay Point, plus juvenile Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

06 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – the Hollowell female present this afternoon

06 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

06 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one, 08.10

Wednesday, 5th August

05 Aug  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-summer still, 10.15, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

⊗  05 Aug  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – no sign here or at Summer Leys LNR, where 2 Great Egrets, 07.25, Greenshank (flew off west), Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday, 4th August

04 Aug  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – adult from Summer Leys appeared to go to roost on south side of Hardwater Lake, 21.00

04 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four this evening, also Greenshank still on scrape

04 Aug  Spoonbill  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay, 19.55

04 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 18.25, also Greenshank and Hobby

04 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one over fields north of the causeway 15.00

04 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two from Pioneer Hide, 14.03

04 Aug  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-summer, 12.10, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits (until 11.55, when they flew south-east) and Dunlin

04 Aug  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – six in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Redshank, Green Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear

04 Aug  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – one in flight between Holcot Bay and Walgrave Bay, 11.10

04 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three opposite Visitor Centre Lake, 10.00, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

04 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.50, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Peregrine

04 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 06.00

Monday, 3rd August

03 Aug  Common Redstart  Gretton – one, in hedge approximately 400 m south of Gretton Weir, 16.20

03 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.40, also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and male Common Redstart still along disused railway track

03 Aug  Common Redstart  Summer Leys LNR – male along disused railway track, just east of loading bay, 08.35

Sunday, 2nd August

02 Aug  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – at least 18 still today

02 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, on Guilsborough Bay shoreline, 15.00

02 Aug  Great Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – one still this morning

02 Aug  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.10, also Green Sandpiper

02 Aug  Great Egret  Borough Hill – one flew east, 08.50 (probably ex- Daventry CP)

02 Aug  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one, 08.05, also 6 Green Sandpipers

02 Aug  Crossbill  Brackley –  two flew north-west, 08.00

Saturday, 1st August

01 Aug  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two flew past Screen Hide, 10.55

01 Aug  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female on dam, 10.15, then flew off with Canada Geese, 10.45

01 Aug  Crossbill  Hollowell Res –  two flew south-west, 10.35, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

01 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile still in Scaldwell Bay, early morning, also Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine and 2 Hobbies

01 Aug  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, 06.20

01 Aug  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one trapped and ringed, 05.50

Friday, 31st July

31 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res –  adult male, blue-ringed, on fence post at feeder stream end, Welford Road side, 15.10, also 6 Common Snipe

31 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, in Scaldwell Bay from Willows Hide, 12.20 and from James Fisher Hide, 12.57

31 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile showing well throughout most of the morning

31 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – adult on Main Lake, 11.20

31 Jul  Osprey  Stanford Res –  one again, flew off south-east with fish, 10.10

31 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res –  four this morning: juvenile over, south-east, 09.05 and 3 adults together flew south-west, 09.35, also Common Sandpiper and 6 Green Sandpipers

31 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one over, 08.35, also 4 Common Snipe

31 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Hollowell Res – one, 07.55

31 Jul  Osprey  Stanford Res – one, 07.40

31 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

Thursday, 30th July

30 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Wellingborough – juvenile flew over, 17.05

30 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile again, in Walgrave Bay, 12.40

⊗  30 Jul  Spoonbill  Thrapston GP – no further sign of the one reported at the south end of Aldwincle Lake, this morning

30 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile again in Scaldwell Bay, 09.30-10.00, also Red-crested Pochard and Common Sandpiper

30 Jul  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one circling near Alwincle Lake, 09.30

30 Jul  Spoonbill  Thrapston GP – one at south end of Aldwincle Lake, TL004802, 08.45

30 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still, 08.15

30 Jul  Nightjar  Stanford Res – one along the disused railway track, 05.00, then flew north

Wednesday, 29th July

29 Jul  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one at Quarry Walk this evening

29 Jul  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – adult in Scaldwell Bay, 18.50

29 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, 12.30, also female Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Hobbies

29 Jul  Great Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – two, 12.35

29 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 12.15, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

29 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 11.00

29 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – the Hollowell female present this morning

29 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still, 10.05

29 Jul  Spoonbill  Hollowell Res – adult flew off south, 09.40

29 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – six around the car park, 09.30

29 Jul  Spoonbill  Hollowell Res – adult still by feeder stream, 09.28

29 Jul  Spoonbill  Hollowell Res – one by feeder stream, 09.05

29 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Hollowell Res – juvenile on Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.45

Tuesday, 28th July

28 Jul  Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one between feeder stream and Guilsborough Bay Point, 19.10

28 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – five this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

28 Jul  Common Redstart  Whilton – male along minor road between Whilton and Little Brington, 12.30

28 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

28 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – approximately 20 still this morning

28 Jul  Crossbill  Upper Harlestone – eight over, 07.40

Monday, 27th July

27 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay, 20.05

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – again, from Screen Hide, 16.45, also at least one Great Egret still, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 3 Redshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers and Peregrine

27 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 10.20

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – over fields between the reserve and Great Doddington, 10.05

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – again, 09.55, also 2 Great Egrets, 2 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile, mobile about the reserve, 07.15-07.20, also Great Egret, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins and Redshank

Sunday, 26th July

26 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell – one flew south over the village, 18.10

26 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew east, 16.40, also Curlew over west, 3 Dunlins, second (or third)-summer Caspian Gull and 11 Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Jul  Northern Wheatear  Deenethorpe AF – one, 10.30

26 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning, also Great Egret, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

26 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – at least 20 this morning

26 Jul  Caspian Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 10.15-10.25, then flew east

26 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, in Wader Bay, 09.10, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits

26 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell, 08.15, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and 5 Dunlins

26 Jul  Caspian Tern  Stanford Res – one flew east, 07.50

26 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 07.45, also 2 Ospreys over, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpipers

Saturday, 25th July

25 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile, 17.00, also 6 Green Sandpipers

25 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 14.40, also 3 Common Sandpipers

25 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, 11.50

25 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 09.00, also 3 Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper

25 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys – one flew east, 06.30, also 2 Great Egrets and Black-tailed Godwit

Friday, 24th July

24 Jul  Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – second (or third)-summer still, late afternoon, also Cattle Egret, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and 15+ Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys – juvenile, 17.40

24 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, mid-afternoon

24 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three juveniles on Main Lake, 15.25

24 Jul  Crossbill  Northampton – one flew south-west over East Hunsbury, 15.20

24 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 09.40

24 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one still, 300m from chipping compound toward first bunker, 08.15

24 Jul  Cattle Egret   Stanwick GP – three this morning, 07.10, also Green Sandpiper

Thursday, 23rd July

23 Jul  Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – second (or third)-summer, 16.20, also 22+ Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanford Res – two flew south-west, 16.05

23 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell – one, 1 km east of the village, flew toward Creaton, 15.55

23 Jul  Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – female or juvenile on the north side, 12.30

23 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, in Guilsborough Bay, 11.55

23 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one from Screen Hide, 10.05

23 Jul  Spoonbill  Pitsford Res – one circling and drifting high west, north of the causeway, 09.30, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Ospreys, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

23 Jul  Corncrake  Raunds – one reported moving through a private garden briefly, 09.10

Wednesday, 22nd July

22 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two, possibly 3, 18.05

22 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one still, 200m from chipping compound toward first bunker, 16.50

22 Jul  Osprey  Harrington AF – one flew south-west, 16.25

22 Jul  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, 06.20, also Green Sandpiper

22 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two in Wader Bay, 06.20

22 Jul  Crossbill  Wellingborough – one over Eastfield Park, 06.10

Tuesday, 21st July

21 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male and female/juvenile in bushes, 200m from chipping compound toward first bunker, 14.30

21 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, on Guilsborough Bay Point, 13.10

21 Jul  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – one by the Fishing Lodge,  12.50

21 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – four this morning

21 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 8, approximately 100 m south of the car park at SP961983, 11.30

21 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three from Screen Hide this morning, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

21 Jul  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing at Elinor Trout Lake, 08.55

21 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – one over Hardwater Lake, 07.00

21 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two eclipse drakes still in Scaldwell Bay, 06.45, also 4 Crossbills in pines behind New James Fisher Hide

Monday, 20th July

20 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – still on Hardwater Lake, 21.33

20 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, 21.00

20 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes near chipping compound, 19.35

20 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – four flew over Scaldwell Bay, 18.25

20 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – female or juvenile, 18.00, in clearing across strip where path turns left to 1st Bunker

20 Jul  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

20 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two eclipse drakes still in Scaldwell Bay at midday, also Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and Hobby

20 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – at least 10 at approximately SP652447 (see site map), late morning

20 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – thirteen on the scrape, 09.40

20 Jul  Great Egret  Oundle– one flew over Oundle Marina early morning

20 Jul  Whinchat  Stanford Res – juvenile in hedge along disused railway track, 07.20, also juvenile Stonechat

Sunday, 19th July

19 Jul  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one still this evening, also 3 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper and Redshank

19 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one flew north to the Leicestershire side of the reservoir, 17.55

19 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two eclipse drakes north of the causeway this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Crossbill  Harry’s Park Wood – one in flight nearby, 11.40

19 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning, also Great Egret, Osprey, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, Redshank and Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Wood Sandpiper  Stanford Res – one on the dam briefly, then flew south-west, 06.45, also Common Sandpiper and Hobby

19 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – eleven on Main Lake, 06.10, plus two flew south-west, 06.45 also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Redshank

Saturday, 18th July

18 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three (2 adults, one second-summer) this evening, also 11 Yellow-legged Gulls

18 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 16.30, also 2 Common Sandpipers and one Green Sandpiper

18 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys – still in Wader Bay, 16.00

18 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys – still in Wader Bay, 13.20

18 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – twenty-one at approximately SP652450, 13.00

⊗  18 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – flew east from Hardwater Lake, early afternoon

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – back on Hardwater Lake, 11.55

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – flew north from the scrape, 11.50

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – still on the scrape, 11.30

18 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 40 in larches close to the picnic area, between 08.45 and 11.00

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – still on the scrape, 10.55, also juvenile Black-necked Grebe still in Wader Bay

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – still on the scrape, in front of Pioneer Hide, 10.22

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – still on the scrape, 09.55

18 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys – back on the scrape this morning, 09.40

18 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, in Wader Bay, 06.05

18 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four with cattle on North Lake, 05.50

⊗  18 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – no sign on Hardwater Lake this morning, 05.40, but Great Egret and Green Sandpiper there

Friday, 17th July

17 Jul  Black Redstart  ‘North Northants’ – female/juv at a private site

17 Jul  Spoonbill  Earls Barton GP – the Summer Leys bird now on Hardwater Lake, 20.25

17 Jul  Spoonbill  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay then flew west, 20.05

17 Jul  Osprey  Barton Seagrave – one flew east at Junction 10 of the A14 this afternoon

17 Jul  Crossbill  Brackley – one flew over this morning

17 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, 09.40, also Dunlin

17 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still this morning

Thursday, 16th July

16 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake and then flew south-west, 17.25, also Common Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

16 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, on shoreline between Maytrees Hide and Bird Club Hide, 17.10

16 Jul  Common Redstart  Pitsford Res – male on perimeter fence between Holcot and Walgrave Bays, 12.05

16 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still, 08.15

16 Jul  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two flew south-west, 07.44

16 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 07.25, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshanks and Common Sandpiper and 2 Great Egrets flew back south-west at 07.00

16 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two adults flew north-east, 06.10

16 Jul  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two flew north-east, 06.05

Wednesday, 15th July

15 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – adult flew east, 18.15

15 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one flew south-west, 17.55, also Yellow-legged Gull

15 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – six in larches at approximately SP652452, 15.35

15 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – at least one juvenile still this morning

Tuesday, 14th July

14 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 19.55, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers (adult and juvenile)

14 Jul  Little Tern  Stanwick GP – still on Visitor Centre Lake, 19.10

14 Jul  Little Tern  Stanwick GP – now on Visitor Centre Lake, 18.00

14 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes, 200 m south-east of first bunker, 17.55

14 Jul  Little Tern  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 17.15

14 Jul  Common Redstart  Brockhall – three (one male) still on private land between Brockhall and Little Brington this morning

14 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 10.05, also Little Ringed Plover

14 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 09.35

14 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one off the sailing club then flew toward Brixworth, 08.40, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two (adult and juvenile) on Main Lake, 06.45, also Redshank

Monday, 13th July

13 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes, 150 m beyond chippings compound, this evening

13 Jul  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – one in Denton Wood this afternoon

13 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 18.05

13 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover

13 Jul  White Stork  Long Buckby – three circling before gaining height and drifting west at 09.00

13 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one south over the causeway, 08.05

13 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 07.10

13 Jul  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Hardwater Lake, 05.40

Sunday, 12th July

12 Jul  Common Redstart  Brockhall – male still on private land between Brockhall and Little Brington this afternoon

12 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, off Round Island, 11.50

12 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, 09.40

12 Jul  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Blowers Lodge Bay, 10.35

12 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes beyond chippings compound, 08.40

Saturday, 11th July

11 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – five on the scrape today

11 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 10 in picnic area by toilets, still, 10.35

11 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes beyond chippings compound, 08.30

11 Jul  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – one in pines behind sailing club, 08.20

11 Jul  Common Redstart  Brockhall – three (one male) still on private land between Brockhall and Little Brington this morning

11 Jul  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – juvenile flew east, 07.45

11 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 07.30, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers

11 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, in Wader Bay, 06.00

Friday, 10th July

10 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, 19.10, also 9 Black-tailed Godwits on the scrape and Common Sandpiper

10 Jul  Osprey  Deene Lake – one over, 15.00

10 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – up to 10 in picnic area by toilets, still, 14.30

10 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, from Rotary Hide, 12.45

10 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshanks, plus female Crossbill flew south-west at 09.05

10 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – up to 10 in picnic area by toilets, 11.35

10 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still on main lake, from Rotary Hide, 10.20

10 Jul  Common Redstart  Brockhall – three (one male) on track between Brockhall and Little Brington, 09.45

10 Jul  Common Redstart  Brockhall – male on track between Brockhall and Little Brington, 09.30

10 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 09, also Little Ringed Plover and Dunlin

10 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still in bushes beyond chippings compound, 08.35

10 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanford Res – five flew south-west, 07.20

Thursday, 9th July

09 Jul  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one north over Town Lake, 14.00, also 3 Crossbills over south

09 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 15.15, also Little Ringed Plover

09 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 12 above picnic area by car park, 14.20

09 Jul  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 13.55

09 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – at least 20, 09.45

09 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 08.55, from Pioneer Hide, also Common Sandpiper

09 Jul  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew south-west over the settling pond, 07.45

09 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Main Lake, 06.55, also adult Mediterranean Gull

Wednesday, 8th July

08 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 18.15, also Little Ringed Plover and Dunlin

08 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four (3 adults, one juvenile), 17.05

08 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still, in bushes 50 m beyond chippings compound, 16.45

08 Jul  Crossbill  Wakerley Wood – five in the car park, 11.50

08 Jul  Common Redstart  Crick – a male at Foxholes Fisheries this morning

08 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 09.50, distantly from Pioneer Hide

08 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Earls Barton GP – three at the eastern end of Hardwater Lake, 09.15

08 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, early morning, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Dunlin

Tuesday, 7th July

07 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – four still this afternoon, also 3 Common Sandpipers and Yellow Wagtail

07 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – eight islandica flew south, 15.20

07 Jul  Common Crane  Northampton – two flew south-west over Duston, 14.50

07 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still off Round Island, 14.00

07 Jul  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – approximately twenty this morning

07 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still off Round Island, 08.40, also Common Sandpiper

Monday, 6th July

06 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again, 17.50

06 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, off Round Island, 17.15, also 23 islandica Black-tailed Godwits still

06 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – eight in Scaldwell Bay, between Bird Club Hide and Maytrees Hide, 16.30, also eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard and 6 Redshanks

06 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, off Round Island, 14.10, also Hobby

06 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – twenty-four islandica from Rotary Hide, 13.20

06 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 11.00, also Peregrine

06 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult on the dam, 10.40

06 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles still, 09.45, from Pioneer Hide

06 Jul  Little Tern  Stanford Res – one flew west over the dam, 08.08

06 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – four, 07.30, also Green Sandpiper

06 Jul  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – two juveniles off Round Island, 07.25

Sunday, 5th July

05 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, this afternoon

05 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 15.30, also 2 Great Egrets

05 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, midday, also Great Egret still, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Sandpipers

05 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 09.25

05 Jul  Crossbill  Weldon – one flew over Bears Lane, 08.55

Saturday, 4th July

04 Jul  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – at least one calling in pines north of the sailing club, 15.15

04 Jul  Osprey  Harrington AF – one flew west, 14.45

04 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 14.15, also female Ruddy Shelduck still and Great Egret, plus at least one Crossbill in pines north of the sailing club

04 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, late morning, also Common Sandpiper and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

04 Jul  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – five (three adults, 2 juveniles) on Main Lake, 06.45, also third-summer Yellow-legged Gull

04 Jul  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one again, flew into the reedbed, 05.40

Friday, 3rd July 2020

03 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape briefly, 19.45, also Dunlin

03 Jul  Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – one flew south, 16.30, also Yellow-legged Gull

03 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 16.30, also Great Egret still

03 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay, 16.10-16.30

03 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – two juveniles still on Kinewell Lake, 15.25

03 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 13.00

03 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, between Bird Club Hide and Maytrees Hide, 12.25

03 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, late morning, also Great Egret still, plus Little Ringed Plover

03 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still, between chippings compound and 1st Bunker, 11.10

03 Jul  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one again in flight, 10.30

03 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two adults, 07.10, also Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one adult, 2 juveniles) still

03 Jul  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one flew into the reedbed, 06.05

Thursday, 2nd July

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – approximately 40 on Main Lake, 18.15 to 18.50, after which c.35 flew off south-east (leaving 5)

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three on the scrape, 17.35

02 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on Main Lake, 17.30, also 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one adult, 2 juveniles) still and 2 Little Ringed Plovers

02 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 16.35, also Great Egret still

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – five still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 15.30, also Hobby

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – five on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 14.30

02 Jul  Crossbill  Stanford Res – four flew south-west, 08.05

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on the Main Lake, 06.55, also 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one adult)

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 06.05

Wednesday, 1st July

01 Jul  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew west, 20.20

01 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 13.20, also 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one adult, 2 juveniles) still on A45 Lay-by Pit islands, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

01 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 11.30, also Great Egret and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

01 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still, 300 m beyond chippings compound toward 1st Bunker, 08.45

Tuesday, 30th June

30 Jun  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew west over the dam, 19.40

30 Jun  Osprey  Harrington AF – one flew west-south-west, 17.05

30 Jun  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – two juveniles on Kinewell Lake, 10.45

30 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle by Main Lake, 10.40, also Mediterranean Gull still on A45 Lay-by Pit

30 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 10.00, also Green Sandpiper

30 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three (one adult, 2 juveniles) still on A45 Lay-by Pit islands, 09.50

30 Jun  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male still, 200 m beyond chippings compound toward 1st Bunker, 08.30

30 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on Brayshaw’s Bund, 06.05, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Monday, 29th June

29 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew south-west, 17.40

29 Jun  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four (one adult), 17.20

29 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 14.40, also Osprey and 1-2 Hobbies

29 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – female in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 13.15

29 Jun  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – two in pines behind Guilsborough Bay, 09.20, also female Ruddy Shelduck, still, plus Little Ringed Plover and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

29 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three (one adult, 2 juveniles) still this morning

Sunday, 28th June

28 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew east, 12.35

28 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, in Guilsborough Bay, 12.00

28 Jun  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles still, this morning

28 Jun  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male between chippings compound and 1st Bunker, 09.40

28 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three (one adult, 2 juveniles), 07.10, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Saturday, 27th June

27 Jun  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew west, 21.30

27 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one at the southern end, 18.20

27 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – four (2 adults, 2 juveniles), 15.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, this morning

27 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake, 08.00

27 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 06.35, also 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Curlews over south-west, adult and juvenile Mediterranean Gull, plus 5 Crossbills over south-west

Friday, 26th June

26 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – five until 19.20, when they flew west, also Greenshank, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

26 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – five still, late morning, also Green Sandpiper

26 Jun  Crossbill  Lady Wood – one, mid-morning

26 Jun  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – three in pines by the dam this morning

26 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 10.40

26 Jun  Crossbill  Harry’s Park Wood – at least 8, 10.30

26 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – five from Screen Hide, 10.25

26 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, this morning, also Great Egret flew off east, 07.40

26 Jun  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 09.55

26 Jun  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 08.25

Thursday, 25th June

25 Jun  Avocet  Pitsford Res – juvenile still in Scaldwell Bay, between Bird Club Hide and Maytrees Hide, 20.45, also Pink-footed Goose with Greylag flock and Curlew over west

25 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, in Guilsborough Bay, 17.40, also Osprey, 18.10

25 Jun  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – two near feeder stream, 17.20, also Green Sandpiper

25 Jun  Avocet  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, between Bird Club Hide and Maytrees Hide, 13.40, then flew toward Willows Hide

25 Jun  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – one this morning

25 Jun  Crossbill  Harlestone Heath – fourteen flew south over the clearing by the timber yard, 09.55

25 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – at least one islandica still on the scrape, 07.30, also 2 Green Sandpipers

25 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – three (2 adults and a juvenile) on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.10, also Red-crested Pochard and 2 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday, 24th June

24 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two islandica still on the scrape, 19.05, also Green Sandpiper

24 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one circling high before flying west, 16.55

24 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two islandica on the scrape, 14.00

24 Jun  Crossbill  Wellingborough – nine flew south-west, 12.40

24 Jun  Crossbill  Bucknell Wood – sixteen along the main track, between the two cross-tracks, 10.50, then flew west

24 Jun  Crossbill  Brampton Ash – five flew north at Hermitage Wood, 10.15

24 Jun  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 09.40, also 2 Green Sandpipers

24 Jun  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – male in Christie’s Copse, Walgrave Bay, 05.50

Tuesday, 23rd June

⊗  23 Jun  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – no sign today of first- or second-summer

23 Jun  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – four in Christie’s Copse, Walgrave Bay, 08.00, also Curlew over south

Monday, 22nd June

22 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one at Elinor Trout Lake, 12.15

22 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew west, 08.45

22 Jun  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – first- or second-summer still, on/off Guilsborough Bay Point, 07.30

Sunday, 21st June

⊗  21 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – report of two drakes, still, off Pintail Bay today was erroneous (report refers to yesterday)

21 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Barton Seagrave – one flew west, 16.50

21 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, off Pintail Bay, 13.30

21 Jun  Crossbill  Harry’s Park Wood – one flew over, 11.45

21 Jun  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – at least four juveniles at Kinewell Lake, 10.25

21 Jun  Crossbill  Ringstead GP – two flew west over Kinewell Lake, 09.30

21 Jun  Crossbill  Daventry CP – seven flew south-west, 08.24

Saturday, 20th June

20 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 15.45

20 Jun  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – first- or second-summer still this afternoon

20 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, off Pintail Bay, 13.30

20 Jun  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – first- or second-summer, 11.00, also Osprey and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

Friday, 19th June

19 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, in mouth of Pintail Bay, 17.10

19 Jun  Garganey  Hollowell Res – female at the feeder stream, 15.30

19 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, in mouth of Pintail Bay, 12.10, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Thursday, 18th June

18 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 17.40

18 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 17.05

18 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 14.15

18 Jun  Garganey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, flew toward Willow Hide, 12.15

18 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 11.45

18 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes, still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 07.45

Wednesday, 17th June

17 Jun  Garganey  Stanwick GP – two (one drake) on Main Lake, 17.35, also drake Red-crested Pochard still on A45 Lay-by Pit

17 Jun  Crossbill  Hardwick Wood – one this morning

17 Jun  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes off the dam, 10.40

17 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew over, north of the causeway, 10.36

Tuesday, 16th June

16 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still on Main Lake, 11.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard still on A45 Lay-by Pit

16 Jun  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew east, 06.55

16 Jun  Common Crane  Northampton– one flew north over East Hunsbury, 04.28

Monday, 15th June

15 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still today

15 Jun  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 07.45

Sunday, 14th June

14 Jun  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – two this afternoon before flying north-east

14 Jun  Osprey  Bulwick – one flew over this morning

14 Jun  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – at least two still this morning, 09.10

14 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Stanwick GP – drake still on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.00

Saturday, 13th June

13 Jun  Osprey  Spratton – one flew east, 19.05

13 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, 16.20

13 Jun  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – three, 16.10, also Ringed Plover

13 Jun  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – three still, 15.10

13 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this morning

13 Jun  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – three still, 10.35

13 Jun  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – three, 08.15, also Ringed Plover

FRIday, 12th June

12 Jun  Avocet  Thrapston GP – three still, 17.00

12 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew north, 16.05

12 Jun  Avocet  Thrapston GP – three still, 14.45

12 Jun  Avocet  Thrapston GP – three in the north-east corner of Aldwincle Lake, 09.45, also Green Sandpiper

12 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female with Canada Geese and Greylags, 08.00

Thursday, 11th June

11 Jun  Little Gull  Stanford Res – first-summer still, 17.50

11 Jun  Avocet  Thrapston GP – one still at north end of Aldwincle Lake, 16.45, on pools largely out of view, also Osprey over Elinor Trout Lake, 16.40

11 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – first-summer, showing characteristics of ‘continental’ limosa, still in Wader Bay, mid-afternoon

11 Jun  Avocet  Thrapston GP – one at north end of Aldwincle Lake, 14.50, close to the channel behind the small island

11 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 14.35, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

11 Jun  Little Gull  Stanford Res – first-summer still, 15.00

11 Jun  Little Gull  Stanford Res – first-summer still, 12.30

11 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Earls Barton GP – one, adult/second-summer islandica, at Hardwater Lake, 10.45

11 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – first-summer, showing characteristics of ‘continental’ limosa,  still in Wader Bay, 10.15

11 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, 10.00

11 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – first-summer in Wader Bay, 08.50

11 Jun  Little Gull  Stanford Res – one, 07.30

Wednesday, 10th June

10 Jun  Rose-coloured Starling  Great Houghton – unconfirmed report of one in a private garden

10 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again at Elinor Trout Lake, 18.15, then flew west

10 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one at Elinor Trout Lake, 15.30

10 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew east, 10.30

10 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island, 09.50

Tuesday, 9th June

09 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one today

09 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 19.30

09 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 17.05

09 Jun  Pink-footed Goose  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 16.50

09 Jun  Rose-coloured Starling  Hackleton – one in a private garden this morning but not subsequently

09 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 16.00

09 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 12.30

09 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 11.15-11.30

MOnday, 8th June

08 Jun  Common Scoter  Hollowell Res – four (one drake) still this evening, also Osprey

08 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two, 20.45

08 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 16.50

08 Jun  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – approximately 12 at Denton Wood (no public access), 16.00, also Siskin

08 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 14.45

08 Jun  Common Scoter  Hollowell Res – four (one drake) in middle of reservoir 11.30, also second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

08 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, near the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 11.30

08 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew north, 06.20

Sunday, 7th June

07 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle by Main Lake, 17.45, also Ringed Plover plus drake Red-crested Pochard still on Visitor Centre Lake

07 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, audible from the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 15.30

07 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, audible from the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 13.45

07 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle by Main Lake, 12.20

07 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male still singing, to the left of the sand piles, 100 m along main track,  though distant, 11.50

07 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – one with Canada Geese, 10.10

07 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the inlet, 10.00

07 Jun  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one fishing, 08.45-09.05

07 Jun  Quail  Harrington AF – male singing, to the left of the sand piles, 100 m along main track, 05.40

Saturday, 6th June

06 Jun  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the Main Lake, 18.20

06 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Stanwick GP – drake on Visitor Centre Lake, 06.10

Friday, 5th June

05 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four with cattle, 10.20

05 Jun  Sanderling  Boddington Res – one circled briefly before flying north, 09.45

05 Jun  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on the Bund this morning

Thursday, 4th June

04 Jun  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – two (one drake) still at the far southern end this evening

04 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over the causeway, 15.35

Wednesday, 3rd June

03 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one briefly, 17.55

03 Jun  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – two (one drake) still at the far southern end this morning

03 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 11.05, also Yellow-legged Gull by dam

03 Jun  Osprey  Barnwell CP – two circling high over, drifting north, 10.10

03 Jun  Mediterranean Gull  Wellingborough – adult flew over, 09.55

03 Jun  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Round Island, 07.30

03 Jun  Garganey  Earls Barton GP – drake at eastern end of Hardwater Lake, 06.55

03 Jun  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward the inlet 06.05

Tuesday, 2nd June

02 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake, 19.45

02 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – two, 19.20 – one flew east, the other south-east

02 Jun  Osprey  Cransley Res – one flew south-west at 11.00, also Green Sandpiper briefly, 09.00

02 Jun  Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on Main Lake, 06.00

02 Jun  Quail  Brampton Valley – male still singing from wheat field, east of small copse, approximately 400 m west of barns along track from Hanging Houghton toward Cottesbrooke, 05.30

02 Jun  Osprey  Harrington AF – one flew north, 04.25

Monday, 1st June

01 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew east, 20.35

01 Jun  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – two still, over eastern end of Main Lake, 20.15

01 Jun  Quail  Brampton Valley – male singing from wheat field, approximately 500 m west of barns along track from Hanging Houghton toward Cottesbrooke, 18.10

01 Jun  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – two (one drake) at the far southern end, visible only at long range from the dam

01 Jun  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – two on Main Lake, 16.30, also Common Sandpiper

01 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning

Sunday, 31st May

31 May  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over, this morning

31 May  Caspian Tern  Stanford Res – one flew over the inlet and continued east, 08.25

31 May  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the Main Barrage Lake this morning

31 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one, 07.00

31 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four with cattle at Main Lake, 06.50

31 May  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew north-east, 06.30

Saturday, 30th May

30 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one flew east over Elinor Trout Lake

30 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew east over Scaldwell Bay, 10.20

30 May  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning

Thursday, 28th May

28 May  Garganey  Wellingborough – drake on the River Nene by Whitworths Bridge at Wellingborough Embankment today

28 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again at Elinor Trout Lake, 13.19

28 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one flew east, late morning

28 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape, 07.45

28 May  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.50

28 May  Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on Main Lake, early morning

Wednesday, 27th May

27 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on Main Lake, near Round Island, 19.30

27 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two drakes on the scrape, 18.45; no further sign of Black-necked Grebe

27 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape, 15.00

27 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on Main Lake, near Round Island, 11.55

27 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on the scrape, 11.20

27 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 10.40

27 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still, 10.15

27 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one at Elinor Trout Lake, 09.45

27 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 09.05

27 May  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one still, on Main Barrage Lake, 08.15

27 May  Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on Main Lake, 06.20

Tuesday, 26th May

26 May  Marsh Harrier  Harrington AF – male, 20.05

26 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on Main Lake, 17.00

26 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on Main Lake, 14.30

26 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – still on Main Lake, off Round Island, 12.35

26 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – again on Main Lake, off Round Island, 08.15

26 May  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam, 07.45

⊗ 26 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – no sign this morning, 06.13

26 May  Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake on Main Lake, 06.10

Monday, 25th May

25 May  Black-necked Grebe  Summer Leys LNR – one on the Main Lake this evening

25 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one, 10.58

25 May  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one flew west over A45 Lay-by Pit then lost to view

Sunday, 24th May

24 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still by North Lake, 14.25

24 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 09.30

24 May  Mediterranean Gull  Clifford Hill GP – adult flew east this morning, also Pink-footed Goose in second field east of Premier Inn, plus 4 Dunlins

Saturday, 23rd May

23 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew south-west over the dam, 14.15

23 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still this afternoon

23 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one by North Lake this morning

Friday, 22nd May

22 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 11.20

22 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

Thursday, 21st May

21 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 18.15

21 May  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Boddington Res – male still today

21 May  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one still, on the north side of the Main Barrage Lake, 16.00

21 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 11.10

21 May  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning

21 May  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning

21 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 09.25

21 May  Sandwich Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one, 08.25-08.30, then flew south

Wednesday, 20th May

20 May  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Boddington Res – male still today

20 May  Mediterranean Gull  Earls Barton GP – adult behind Mary’s Lake. 19.30

20 May  Osprey  Hollowell – two soaring over the A5199 before drifting east, 17.35

20 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 07.30

20 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two by North Lake, 05.55

Tuesday, 19th May

19 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still, over eastern side of Kinewell Lake, 16.45-17.00 before drifting off over Ringstead village, also Peregrine

19 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still, early afternoon

19 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 13.50

19 May  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Boddington Res – male this morning

19 May  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east this morning

Monday, 18th May

18 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still at Kinewell Lake, 19.00

18 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

18 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 13.50

18 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing at the southern end, 12.20

18 May  Whimbrel  Boddington Res – two, 09.50 until 11.05 at least

18 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still, feeding high over Kinewell Lake, 10.35

18 May  Cattle Egret  Earls Barton GP – flew from ARC Pit back toward Hardwater Lake, 07.12

18 May  Cattle Egret  Earls Barton GP – one by Hardwater Lake before flying south, 06.50

18 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still in Wader Bay, 06.30

Sunday, 17th May

17 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult male limosa still in Wader Bay, 14.00

17 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male feeding at approximately 3x tree-height over the northern side of Kinewell Lake, 13.35

17 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male reported again at Kinewell Lake, early afternoon

17 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male drifted off high west from Kinewell Lake, 12.15

17 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 11.15

17 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male again at Kinewell Lake, 10.20

⊗  17 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – no sign so far this morning of second calendar year male at Kinewell Lake, 09.40

Saturday, 16th May

16 May  Tundra Ringed Plover  Stanwick GP – one this evening

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still at Kinewell Lake, 18.20

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still at Kinewell Lake, 16.25

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still hawking over Kinewell Lake, 15.50

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still hawking over Kinewell Lake, 14.55

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male still hawking over Kinewell Lake, 12.45

16 May  Red-footed Falcon  Ringstead GP – second calendar year male hawking over Kinewell Lake, 10.50

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Ecton SF – still on the pool at the far eastern end, 10.05

16 May  Marsh Harrier  Spratton – one flew east toward Brixworth, 08.50

16 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult male limosa still, on Round Island, also drake Garganey

16 May  Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake on Main Lake, 06.10

16 May  Common Crane  Irthlingborough – at least two calling in flight, east of the town, 04.15 (heard only)

Friday, 15th May

15 May  Great Egret  Thrapston – one flew over the A14 this afternoon

15 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult male limosa still in Wader Bay, 15.30, also 2 drake Garganeys, still

15 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult male limosa still in Wader Bay, 11.30, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshanks but no further sign of Garganey

15 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two drakes in Wader Bay, 07.20, also Great Egret, apparent limosa Black-tailed Godwit, still, 2 Redshanks and Common Sandpiper

15 May  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.50

Thursday, 14th May

14 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay, 15.00. A series of images taken yesterday indicate this is a nominate limosa (‘Continental’ Black-tailed Godwit).

14 May  Wood Sandpiper  Ecton SF – one on the pool at the eastern end, 12.50, also Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and Hobby

14 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 11.15

14 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 06.35, also 2 Garganeys (one drake) and Common Sandpiper

Wednesday, 13th May

13 May  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 13.00, also Redshank and Hobby

13 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again over Elinor Trout Lake, 12.30

13 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 10.30

Tuesday, 12th May

12 May  Quail  Apethorpe – male singing from a rape field adjacent to Little Morton Sale

12 May  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east over the Main Lake, 16.50

12 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake, 13.35, also 8 Hobbies

12 May  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

12 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still this morning

Monday, 11th May

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Cransley – female on muck pile next to Cransley to Mawsley bridleway, north of Cransley Wood, this evening

11 May  Whimbrel  Braunston – one flew over Braunston Flood, 17.25

11 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 14.30

11 May  Montagu’s Harrier  Boddington Res – female at the dam end, 08.20-08.35, then flew west

11 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 07.30

Sunday, 10th May

10 May  Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – still on the spit on the north shore of the Main Barrage Lake, 17.30, also first-summer Little Gull and White Wagtail

10 May  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still near Paul Britten Hide, 15.00, also Great Egret

10 May  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two near Paul Britten Hide, 12.35, also Dunlin on the scrape

10 May  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – one, 12.30, seen from road by sailing club entrance

10 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake, 10.15

10 May  Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – one on the north shore of the Main Barrage Lake, 08.25, also 2 Dunlins

Saturday, 9th May

09 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still in Wader Bay, 15.45, also 2 Common Sandpipers

09 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still in Wader Bay, 08.00, also 4 Common Sandpipers

Friday, 8th May

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still in Wader Bay, 19.30

08 May  Black Tern  Boddington Res – one, 10.20, also Common Sandpiper

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still present, in Wader Bay, 09.05

08 May  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still, 08.40

Thursday, 7th May

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 19.25

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 17.30, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Hobbies

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 15.00

07 May  Firecrest  Byfield – singing male between Byfield and Boddington Res this morning

07 May  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Barnwell – still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 06.40

Wednesday, 6th May

06 May  Merlin  Wellingborough – one flew over, 11.55

06 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle at the eastern end of the complex, 11.25

06 May  Common Crane  Chipping Warden – one flew high north-east over Warden Hill, 09.05

06 May  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one this morning

06 May  Wood Sandpiper  Barnwell – still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 08.45

Tuesday, 5th May

05 May  Whimbrel  Ditchford GP – two west of viaduct late afternoon

05 May  Sandwich Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 15.00, on Round Island

05 May  harrier sp.  Lowick – a ‘ringtail’ flew over the village, 14.30,

05 May  Sandwich Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one on Rotary Island, 13.30, also drake Garganey on Fisherman’s Point

05 May  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at midday, also Dunlin

05 May  Nightjar  Sywell – one roosting briefly on a fence in a private garden in Ecton Lane before flying off, 09.30 (the first in Northants since 2016)

05 May  Wood Sandpiper  Barnwell – one on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 07.50

Monday, 4th May

04 May  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult, late afternoon, also 3 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

04 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one flew north-west, 13.00, also at least 5 Hobbies

04 May  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – four this morning

Sunday, 3rd May

03 May  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one male today

Saturday, 2nd May

02 May  Osprey  Welford – one flew north at midday

02 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 09.40

02 May  Great Egret  Stortons GP – one, 06.15, also Red-crested Pochard

Friday, 1st May

01 May  Hoopoe  Broughton – one photographed in a private garden today

01 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two by Southern Lakes, late afternoon also female Pintail on Roadside Lake

01 May  Gannet  Great Brington – a juvenile flew west before turning north and heading over East Haddon, 11.45

01 May  Whimbrel  Clifford Hill GP – two on the north shore of the Main Barrage Lake briefly, 10.15, also Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Whinchat and 2-3 Northern Wheatears

01 May  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – two (one male), early morning

Thursday, 30th April

30 Apr  White Wagtail  Pitsford Res – one on the dam this evening

30 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one mid-afternoon, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

30 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on Main Barrage Lake, 13.55, also Common Sandpiper

30 Apr  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one arrived on the scrape at 09.00 before flying off at 09.10 (thought possibly still present on the reserve)

30 Apr  Greenland Wheatear  Harrington AF – two still, 08.45

Wednesday, 29th April 2020 

29 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 17.00, then flew west, also 5 Arctic Terns

⊗  29 Apr  Little Tern  Clifford Hill GP – no sign on Main Barrage Lake, late afternoon/early evening; also 2 Arctic Terns, 3 Whinchats (one male) and 4 Northern Wheatears

29 Apr  Little Tern  Clifford Hill GP – still on Main Barrage Lake, 15.30, also 3 Whinchats

29 Apr  Common Redstart  Lamport – female at Lamport Hall, 12.30

29 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake, midday, also 4-5 Arctic Terns and Hobby

29 Apr  Little Tern  Clifford Hill GP – still on Main Barrage Lake, 11.10

29 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, 10.45

29 Apr  White Stork  Brackley – one flew west over Beaumont Crescent, 10.15

29 Apr  Little Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on Main Barrage Lake, 09.35

29 Apr  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the fence east of the Premier Inn, 08.50, also 2 Northern Wheatears

29 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, early morning, also Garganey, 2 Common Sandpipers and c30 Arctic Terns

Tuesday, 28th April

28 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – at least 5, early evening

28 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – approximately 25 late afternoon, also Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Whinchat and 2 Northern Wheatears still

28 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – twelve this afternoon

28 Apr  Greenland Wheatear  Harrington AF – two, early afternoon

28 Apr  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two on the fence east of the Premier Inn, 09.20, also 35-40 Arctic Terns and 2 Northern Wheatears but no sign of Curlew Sandpiper

Monday, 27th April

27 Apr  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, also Yellow-legged Gull

27 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the spit on the northern shore, 15.30, also Greenshank

27 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still 12.25, also Greenshank

27 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult over east, 10.49, also Common Snipe

27 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the spit on the northern shore, 09.10, also Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Apr  Wood Sandpiper  Barnwell – one on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 08.35, also White Wagtail

Sunday, 26th April

26 Apr  Whimbrel  Rushden – one sound-recorded in flight after dark

26 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, 19.00

26 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR

26 Apr  Blue-headed Wagtail  Clopton – male with Yellow Wagtails on track between Clopton and Bythorn, 09.50, before flying off

26 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two, 10.45

26 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – two

26 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the spit on the northern shore, 09.40, also Common Sandpiper, second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and female Northern Wheatear

Saturday, 25th April

25 Apr  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – four on Fisherman’s Point, 15.30

25 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, 14.55, also two Red-crested Pochards (one drake) and Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the spit on the northern shore, 14.20, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still, 12.25

25 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 11.00

25 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one still, 10.55

25 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake mid-morning, also Bar-tailed Godwit on Roadside Lake, 10.40

25 Apr  Curlew Sandpiper  Clifford Hill GP – one on the spit on the northern shore, 09.30

25 Apr  Tree Pipit  Brackley – one flew over between Brackley and Evenley this morning

25 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Barnwell – one still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 07.10, also Greenshank

25 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew south-west, early morning, also Bar-tailed Godwit on Main Lake

Friday, 24th April

24 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one again over the scrape, 19.30, also drake Garganey still

24 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – two first-summers, 09.50

24 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – three (adult and 2 first-summers) briefly before flying east, 08.44, also 2 Common Sandpipers

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Barnwell – one on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 07.10, also 2 Greenshanks

Thursday, 23rd April

23 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – nine adults north of the causeway, late afternoon, also 5 Arctic Terns

23 Apr  Osprey  Brixworth – one flew toward Pitsford Res this afternoon

23 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two adults north of the causeway, early afternoon, also 6 Arctic Terns

23 Apr  Spotted Redshank  Barnwell – two still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock, 11.20, also Little Ringed Plover, Ruff and 2 Greenshanks

23 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 11.00

23 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one, 10.20, also Common Sandpiper and male Northern Wheatear

23 Apr  Spotted Redshank  Barnwell – two still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock mid-morning

23 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over the scrape, 08.45

23 Apr  Spotted Redshank  Barnwell – one still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock 06.40, also Greenshank

Wednesday, 22nd April

22 Apr  Sandwich Tern  Summer Leys LNR – three flew over late evening

22 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – five this evening

22 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still early evening, also Common Sandpiper and White Wagtail in ploughed field behind Paul Britten Hide

22 Apr  Siberian Chiffchaff  Boddington Res – singing male still this morning

22 Apr  Spotted Redshank  Barnwell – two still on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock 11.30

22 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male still near barns on Bythorn Road, south of the village, 09.20

22 Apr  Spotted Redshank  Barnwell – two on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock 06.50, also Greenshank

22 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one still, 06.35, also drake Garganey still and Green Sandpiper

Tuesday, 21st April

21 Apr  Osprey  Northampton – one flew south over Kingsthorpe Golf Course and then east over Northampton, 20.15

21 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, this afternoon, also Arctic Tern

21 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – three or four this morning

21 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male still near barns on Bythorn Road, south of the village, 08.30

21 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one, 08.00

21 Apr  Montagu’s Harrier  Cottingham – unconfirmed report of a female over, north-west, 08.00

21 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 05.45, also drake Garganey, 2 Common Sandpipers and c.170 Arctic Terns (120+ Lay-by Pit, c50 Main Lake)

Monday, 20th April

20 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 18.00, also adult Little Gull and c.15 Arctic Terns

20 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – two on Main Lake, 17.45, also drake Garganey still

20 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by 2nd bunker this morning

20 Apr  Siberian Chiffchaff  Boddington Res – singing male on the western side, this morning, also Marsh Harrier over north-west

⊗  20 Apr  Hoopoe  Summer Leys LNR – one photographed from Paul Britten Hide yesterday was fake news (hoax)

20 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Hanging Houghton – two flew north, 11.50

Sunday, 19th April

19 Apr  Hoopoe  Summer Leys LNR – one photographed from Paul Britten Hide today

19 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over the causeway this evening

19 Apr  Osprey  Hanging Houghton – one flew north-west, 14.40

19 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, 12.15

19 Apr  Greenland Wheatear  Boddington Res – one this morning

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – one in field on road to Turweston, off A422 this morning

19 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – four (2 adults, 2 first-summers) this morning

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Deenethorpe – nine in sheep field between here and Upper Benefield 09.50

19 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Harrington AF – one by 1st bunker then believed to have flown toward concrete track, 08.50, also 5-6 Northern Wheatears

19 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male still near barns on Bythorn Road, south of the village, 08.45

19 Apr  Whimbrel  Barnwell – three on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock 07.10, also Greenshank

Saturday, 18th April

18 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – three this evening

18 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – three south of the town this evening

18 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male still near barns on Bythorn Road, south of the village today

18 Apr  Merlin  Irthlingborough – one flew over early afternoon

18 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 12.00, also adult Little Gull through north-east

18 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five by Southern Lakes this morning before flying east, also Curlew flew east and Common Sandpiper

18 Apr  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 10.40

18 Apr  Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two (one drake) on Main Barrage Lake, 10.15 to 11.00 at least, also 2 Arctic Terns

18 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one from Screen Hide, 09.05, also drake Garganey still

18 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Boddington Res – one on the western side, 08.00-09.00, also Common Snipe and Common Redstart

18 Apr  Garganey  Barnwell – drake on floodwater at Lower Barnwell Lock this morning, also Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

18 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, early morning, also Yellow-legged Gull

Friday, 17th April

17 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – one this evening

17 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Farndish – one, 16.45

17 Apr  White-tailed Eagle   Wadenhoe – one reported over the Nene Valley between here and Aldwincle this morning

17 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – six (2 males) this morning

17 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – four on Higham Lake (Irthlingborough Lake & Meadows LNR) this morning, also Northern Wheatear

17 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one through at 10.20, also drake Garganey still, 4 Little Gulls (3 adults and a first-summer), 2 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers

17 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults this morning, also drake Garganey still, Curlew and Dunlin

17 Apr  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one still below Hanging Houghton this morning

17 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male still near barns on Bythorn Road, south of the village this morning

17 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – three (2 adults, one first-summer), 09.20, also Common Sandpiper

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three this morning

17 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Byfield – male still south-west of the village at 08.45, then flew north

Thursday, 16th April

16 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – three

16 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults this evening

16 Apr  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this afternoon, also Northern Wheatear

16 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Byfield – male south-west of the village this morning, also 2 Northern Wheatears

16 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Clopton – male singing in oak tree south of the village this morning

Wednesday, 15th April

15 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – one

15 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still

15 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Raunds – adult flew north-east at midday

15 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one still this morning

15 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still near Irthlingborough Lock, also drake Garganey on pool from Hog Dyke Path

15 Apr  Great Egret  Barnwell – one on floodwater early morning

Tuesday, 14th April

14 Apr  White-tailed Eagle  Barnwell – juvenile male ‘G393’ flew north-east, 14.15

14 Apr  White-tailed Eagle  Irthlingborough – a juvenile flew north-east over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 13.00. This bird is a male ‘G393’ from the Isle of Wight reintroduction project; also Greenshank this morning

14 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape, 12.30, also 3 Dunlins on Cormorant Spit

14 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR, 11.50

Monday, 13th April

13 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Finedon – adult at Neville’s Lodge early evening

13 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

13 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still this morning, also Great Egret still

Sunday, 12th April

12 Apr  Cattle Egret  Irthlingborough – one flew west, 19.00

12 Apr  Osprey  Brixworth – one over at midday

12 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake still this morning

12 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one this morning

12 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Byfield – one this morning

12 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two near Irthlingborough Lock, early morning

Friday, 10th April

10 Apr  Sandwich Tern  Boddington Res – one, 10.40, also adult Little Gull, first-summer Caspian Gull and 8 Common Terns

10 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – three on Higham Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 10.30

10 Apr  Tree Pipit  Byfield – one between the village and Boddington Res, 09.15

10 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – one this morning

10 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Earls Barton GP – one near Summer Leys LNR this morning

10 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 08.20, also drake Garganey still

Thursday, 9th April

09 Apr  White-tailed Eagle  Towcester – one reported flying over (confirmed as not a bird from the IOW reintroduction scheme)

09 Apr  Short-eared Owl  Brackley – one flew south, 19.35

09 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Byfield – immature male flew toward Boddington Res early evening

09 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape, 13.00, also Green Sandpiper and 25 Common Snipe

09 Apr  Osprey  Boddington Res – one flew north-east between the reservoir and Upper Boddington, 10.58

09 Apr  Osprey  Corby – one flew south over Corby Old Village, 08.55

09 Apr  Common Redstart  Byfield – male on the southern edge of the village, 07.50

09 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape, 06.30, also Great Egret and 13 Common Snipe

Wednesday, 8th April

08 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one on a telegraph pole between the causeway and Brixworth, 10.40

08 Apr  Little Gull  Boddington Res – a second-summer, 10.15-10.35, before flying south, also 5 Common Snipe and first-summer Caspian Gull

08 Apr  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP – one still, mid-morning

Tuesday, 7th April

07 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

07 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Irthlingborough – one over, north-west, 13.55

07 Apr  Rough-legged Buzzard  Roade – one flew north over Ashton Road railway bridge, 10.00

07 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two again on Main Lake 09.00, also drake Garganey still on scrape, Great Egret, 16 Common Snipe and 8 Redshanks

Monday, 6th April

06 Apr  White Wagtail  Moulton – one on fields near Marsh’s Spinney this afternoon

06 Apr  Sandwich Tern  Boddington Res – two still, 11.15, also 3 Grey Plovers flew north at 08.15

06 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults on Main Lake briefly, 10.00, also Yellow Wagtail

06 Apr  Sandwich Tern  Boddington Res – two, 09.25

06 Apr  Kittiwake  Summer Leys LNR – adult on Main Lake then flew off, 09.00, also drake Garganey still

Sunday, 5th April

05 Apr  Rough-legged Buzzard  Wicken Wood – unconfirmed report of a juvenile flying north, 12.11

05 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Boddington Res – four flew low south-east over the dam, 11.00, also Common Sandpiper, 14 Common Terns and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday, 4th April

04 Apr  Osprey  Brixworth – one flew toward Pitsford Res, 14.00

04 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Great Egret

04 Apr  Osprey  Wollaston – one flew north toward Earls Barton this morning

04 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape this morning

04 Apr  Common Scoter  Wellingborough – at least one, heard calling in flight, 00.14

Friday, 3rd April

03 Apr  Common Scoter  Oundle – at least one, heard calling in flight, 23.30

03 Apr  Common Scoter  Brackley – several flew east, heard calling, 22.40

03 Apr  Black Redstart  Spratton – one in a private garden, again briefly, 17.15

03 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape this morning

03 Apr  White Wagtail  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

Thursday, 2nd April

02 Apr  Common Scoter  Byfield – at least one, heard calling in flight, 20.38

02 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on the scrape today, also Great Egret and 2 Curlews over east

02 Apr  Black Redstart  Spratton – one in a private garden, 13.00

02 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Stortons GP – drake this morning, also Jack Snipe and Common Snipe

02 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult this morning, also 18+ Common Snipe

02 Apr  Common Scoter  Desborough – one heard calling in flight, 00.30

Wednesday, 1st April

01 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake this afternoon, also Great Egret on Main Lake

01 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one from the dam this afternoon, also 2 drake Greater Scaups and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday, 31st March

31 Mar  Great Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one this afternoon but no sign of Dark-bellied Brent Goose

Monday, 30th March

30 Mar  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one from the causeway, 18.15

30 Mar  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP – one between here and Upton CP this afternoon

30 Mar  Great Egret  Aldwincle – one this afternoon

30 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover

Sunday, 29th March

29 Mar  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on Townholme Meadows (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 09.00, visible from Manor Road/Lime Street, Irthlingborough, also Black-tailed Godwit still

Saturday, 28th March

28 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

Friday, 27th March

27 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still today, also Little Ringed Plover

27 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – four on north side of Watersports Pit, 12.15, then flew east

27 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – one drake still on Deep water lake, 10.00 a

27 Mar  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on Dragonfly Lake, also Black-tailed Godwit on Townholme Meadows (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 08.40

Thursday, 26th March

⊗  26 Mar  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – no sign of the five off the dam, 16.15; please note this site was officially closed by Anglian Water at the beginning of the week

26 Mar  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – five off the dam, 15.45

26 Mar  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still, 14.20, on Townholme Meadows, below Lime Street, Irthlingborough

26 Mar  White-tailed Eagle  Kings Cliffe – one flew west, 14.00

26 Mar  Jack Snipe  Boddington Res – one this morning

26 Mar  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on island in Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 09.55

26 Mar  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 08.05, also Black-tailed Godwit

Wednesday, 25th March

25 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, 14.20

25 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Earls Barton GP – two adults on Mary’s Lake, 11.45, also Dunlin on Summer Leys Cormorant Spit

Tuesday, 24th March

24 Mar  Greater Scaup  Drayton Res – unconfirmed report of two today

Monday, 23rd March

23 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still this evening, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

23 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 18.20

23 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – still, 15.30, opposite T-junction at north-east end of causeway

23 Mar  Hooded Crow  Thrapston GP – unconfirmed report of one from track to Elinor Trout Lake, 16.46

23 Mar  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 12.00

23 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on Deep water lake, 11.50, also Redshank

23 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on Deep water lake, 10.40

23 Mar  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.50

23 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – nine again, flew over dam to field on Leicestershire side of the reservoir, 08.15

23 Mar  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one at base of Cormorant Spit, 07.30

Sunday, 22nd March

22 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – still, 17.45, opposite T-junction in low hedge at north-east end of causeway

22 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – still, 16.00, opposite T-junction in low hedge at north-east end of causeway

22 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – still in vicinity of T-junction at north-east end of causeway, 14.40

∗∗ 22 Mar: telescope and tripod found today in the office car park near the Premier Inn at Clifford Hill GP. Please contact via this website, supplying brand name and details and it will be returned to the rightful owner ∗∗ 

22 Mar  Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still this morning, also Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 2 drake Greater Scaups still, Knot on northern shoreline at midday, plus Northern Wheatear

22 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, late morning, also Peregrine

22 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR, late morning, also 2 Curlews

22 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two this morning (one on Viaduct Pit, one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR)

22 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – still in vicinity of T-junction at north-east end of causeway, 10.35

22 Mar  Scaup  Stanwick GP – female on Main Lake, 06.50, also 2 Great Egrets

Saturday, 21st March

21 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still this evening, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

21 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, 17.55

21 Mar  Firecrest  Ravensthorpe Res – one in pines at T-junction at north-east end of causeway, 17.30

21 Mar  Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 17.30

21 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – one on pylon near main mast, 16.50

21 Mar  Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 15.00

21 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Stanford Res – one on the old railway track, 12.40, then flew north

21 Mar  Osprey  Bulwick – one over at midday

21 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, late morning

21 Mar  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP – one in field immediately south of the pits this morning

21 Mar  Hen Harrier  Sywell CP – unconfirmed report of one flying over the dam, 09.58

21 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still, 09.50, also 2 drake Greater Scaups, still, plus Northern Wheatear

21 Mar  Bittern  Stanford Res – one, 09.35, 100 m from inlet before flying on to the Leicestershire bank

21 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning

21 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, 09.05

21 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one still on Stanford Hall Lake, 08.30

21 Mar  Marsh Harrier  Harrington AF – unconfirmed report of one, 07.15

21 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – nine again, flew toward Stanford on Avon, 07.10

21 Mar  Merlin  Chipping Warden – female over, north, 06.05

Friday, 20th March

20 Mar  Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two still on Main Barrage Lake, 16.20, also Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 2 drake Greater Scaups still

20 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

20 Mar  Merlin  Summer Leys LNR – one over the feeding station, 15.20

20 Mar  Black-necked Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – two on Main Barrage Lake, 14.50

20 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still with Canada Geese at the western end, 11.00, also at least one drake Greater Scaup, still

20 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one at the northern end of the concrete track, 11.00

20 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – one on Cormorant Spit, 09.35

20 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Hartwell – one on track to quarry, 09.00

20 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 07.45, also Dunlin and 3 Redshanks

20 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – seven on Cormorant Spit, 07.25

20 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Maidwell – one on Blueberry Hill, 07.15

20 Mar  Merlin  Stanford Res – one over the old railway track/weedy field, 06.45

Thursday, 19th March

19 Mar  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton SF – one still, 16.10, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 5 Common Chiffchaffs

19 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on Cormorant Spit, 15.15, also Little Ringed Plover and two Redshanks

19 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still, 12.55, also Peregrine

19 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still with Canada Geese at the western end, 12.25

19 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still, on Cormorant Spit, 12.15, also male Northern Wheatear

19 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – first-winter, 10.00

19 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on shore near Cormorant Spit, 07.25

Wednesday, 18th March

18 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this afternoon

18 Mar  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one on pylon at southern end of Elinor Trout Lake, 16.10

18 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still at the western end at midday, also Great Egret still and 110+ Golden Plovers

18 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – now 5 present, 12.05, mobile between Cormorant Spit and Cormorant Island

18 Mar  Greater Scaup  Ditchford GP – female still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 11.00

18 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Upton CP (Northampton) – male in sheep field, west of Upton Way road bridge over River Nene, 09.55

18 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still, on Cormorant Spit, 10.25

18 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on shore near Cormorant Spit, 08.35

Tuesday, 17th March

17 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still, 15.45 but mobile

17 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still with Canada Geese at the western end, 15.00

17 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on shore near Cormorant Spit, 13.05

17 Mar  Black Redstart  Clifford Hill GP – male in small trees at far eastern end of Hardingstone Dyke (opposite end to Premier Inn), 13.00, also Dark-bellied Brent still

17 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still, 12.25, also Great Egret, Curlew and 5-6 Common Snipe

17 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still with Canada Geese at the western end, 11.15, also 2 drake Greater Scaups still on Deep Water Lake and 60 Golden Plovers

17 Mar  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one with Canada Geese at the western end, 09.50

17 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – nine again, flew toward Stanford on Avon, 08.35

17 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on shore near Cormorant Spit, 08.00, also Curlew

Monday, 16th March

16 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – still on shore near Cormorant Spit, 17.30, also 2 Great Egrets

16 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still

16 Mar  Greater Scaup  Ditchford GP – female still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 10.45

16 Mar  Knot  Summer Leys LNR – one on shore near Cormorant Spit, 08.50

16 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Brixworth STW – one trapped and ringed this morning

16 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.10

Sunday, 15th March

15 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one still on Stanford Hall Lake, 16.45

15 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 15.30

15 Mar  Knot  Stanwick GP – one briefly, 15.00 then flew south-west

15 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Aldwincle Lake, 14.30

15 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still, on Aldwincle Lake, early afternoon, also Redshank

15 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 10.10

15 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – nine again, flew toward Stanford on Avon, 09.50, also Great Egret

15 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the small pit immediately west of Main Lake, 08.05, also Peregrine and 2 Redshanks

Saturday, 14th March

14 Mar  Avocet  Boddington Res – still off the dam, 18.15, also Curlew over

14 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three again on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

14 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one still on Stanford Hall Lake, 13.55

14 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – no further sign of the five on Cormorant Spit, 12.50 but Great Egret still, plus 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Mar  Greater Scaup  Ditchford GP – female again on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 12.20

14 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still, 11.55, also Great Egret and 3 Stonechats

14 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – five on Cormorant Spit, 10.17 until 10.55 at least, also Great Egret still

14 Mar  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter briefly at 10.00, also 4 Jack Snipes

14 Mar  Avocet  Boddington Res – one between sailing club and dam, 09.30 until 10.45 at least

14 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 08.45

14 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, in Scaldwell and Walgrave Bays, 08.45

Friday, 13th March

13 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pool, 16.05

13 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Rotary Hide, 16.00

13 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

13 Mar  Water Pipit  Ditchford GP – one flew west from the east side of Viaduct Pit, over the railway toward Chester House Lake, 11.15, also Great Egret

13 Mar  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – two, 10.00, also Stonechat

13 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still on Roadside Lake, 07.30, Plus Great Egret on Main Lake and 2 Redshanks

Thursday, 12th March

12 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still, in Scaldwell Bay, 11.30, also Redshank and Stonechat

12 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

12 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pool, 08.35

Wednesday, 11th March

11 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, from Rotary Hide, 12.20, also 16+ Common Snipe

11 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 11.10, also 80+ Golden Plovers

11 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pool, 09.00

11 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still, 07.40, also 2 Great Egrets and 7 Redshanks

Tuesday, 10th March

10 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on Deep Water Lake this afternoon

10 Mar  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton SF – one still, 13.45, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 6 Common Chiffchaffs

10 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on East Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 11.30

10 Mar  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one still, 10.30, also Stonechat

10 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, 09.20

Monday, 9th March

09 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one still on Stanford Hall Lake early afternoon

09 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes still on Deep Water Lake this morning, also Great Egret still, 50 Golden Plovers, Peregrine and 2 Stonechats

09 Mar  Great Egret  Ringstead GP – one on Kinewell Lake, 10.25

09 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pool then flew off, 08.30

09 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Roadside Lake, 07.45, also Great Egret and 7 Redshanks

Sunday, 8th March

08 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still present over setaside this evening, approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, this evening, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

08 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one (possibly 2) still, 13.30, also 9 Common Snipe

08 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pits, 12.00

08 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake (Titchmarsh LNR), late morning, also Peregrine

08 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five on Roadside Lake, 11.30, spooked by Red Kite and flew south-west, also Great Egret

08 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes on Deep Water Lake, 10.25, also Great Egret and Stonechat

08 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 10.15, also 12 Copmmon Snipe

08 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one on Stanford Hall Lake, 09.10

08 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 08.20

08 Mar  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female on Main Lake, 06.40, also 6 Redshanks

Saturday, 7th March

07 Mar  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 16.40, also 4 Common Snipe

07 Mar  Great Egret  Thapston GP – two this afternoon, also Sand Martin at nearby Aldwincle

07 Mar  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two drakes on Deep Water Lake at midday, also Great Egret

⊗  07 Mar  Iceland Gull  Rushton Landfill – no sign of  yesterday’s adult, 11.20

07 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two still in trees in Scaldwell Bay, 09.45

07 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, 09.15

07 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 5 Redshanks

Friday, 6th March

06 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two, 16.50, also 6 Stonechats

06 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult again this afternoon

06 Mar  Iceland Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult, 12.25-12.50, viewable from Oakley Road, 50 m past entrance to windfarm, also third-winter Caspian Gull

06 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – three on northern bank of Watersports Pit, 10.30

06 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in trees in Scaldwell Bay, 10.30

06 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning, also 3 Redshanks and 8 Common Snipe

06 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, at the settling pond, 09.45

Thursday, 5th March

05 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still present over setaside this evening, approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, this evening, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

05 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one on Stanford Hall Lake, 16.50

05 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this afternoon, also Common Snipe

05 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 16.15

05 Mar  Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one flew in front of North Hide  and came down in the reeds by the Open-backed Hide today, also 2 Great Egrets and Stonechat

05 Mar  Greater Scaup  Ditchford GP – a female on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR (Dragonfly Lake), 11.00

Wednesday, 4th March

04 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one today, also 5 Redshanks

Tuesday, 3rd March

03 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still present over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, this evening, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

03 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 14.10

03 Mar  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one this morning, also 3 Common Snipe and fourth-winter Yellow-legged Gull

⊗  03 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still no further sign up to 11.30

⊗  03 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – no sign this morning up to 09.00

Monday, 2nd March

02 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still present over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 18.30, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

02 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this afternoon, also 52 Golden Plovers, 7 Redshanks and Peregrine

02 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still showing well at top of overflow waterfall from dam, 15.35

02 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still, 14.00, also Curlew

02 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still, 12.35

02 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also Brambling at the feeding station

02 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – now moved to the overgrown stream, close to and viewable from the Washbrook Lane road bridge, 40 m south-west of the main entrance to the park, 10.55

02 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still, 09.50

02 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still showing well at top of overflow waterfall from dam, 08.00

Sunday, 1st March

01 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still present over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 18.00, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road, also 2 Stonechats

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still present, 15.40 but maintaining a low profile, sheltering in pipe after being attacked by a Sparrowhawk;  please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

01 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one on Stanford Hall Lake, 12.50

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still present, 12.35 but maintaining a low profile after being attacked by a Sparrowhawk;  please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still showing well on waterfall from dam, 10.35; please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still showing well at top of overflow waterfall from dam, 09.50; please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – still showing well at top of overflow waterfall from dam, 08.35; please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

01 Mar  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – showing well on overflow waterfall from dam, 07.50; please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park)

Saturday, 29th February

29 Feb  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – flew from the overgrown stream, close to at Washbrook Lane road bridge, 40 m south-west of the main park entrance to the park, along stream and back into the park, 17.40; please note there is no parking in Washbrook Lane (please use the P&D car park in the country park) and the landowner has requested observers do not enter the horse field to view the stream

29 Feb  Black-bellied Dipper  Sywell CP – one in the overgrown stream, close to and viewable from the Washbrook Lane road bridge, 40 m south-west of the main entrance to the park, 15.15-17.00; it had initially been seen on the overflow from the dam at 13.35

29 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR, 13.00

29 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still, 12.25, on the eastern side of the scrub strip, near the second bunker

29 Feb  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP/Upton – one flew toward Sixfields at idday

29 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 09.15, also Redshank

29 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward the inlet, 08.35

Friday, 28th February

28 Feb  Caspian Gull  Stanford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this evening

28 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

28 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still this morning

28 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two flew toward the settling pond, 07.10, also 26 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

Thursday, 27th February

27 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Chester House Lake, 14.00, also 2 Stonechats

27 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon

27 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still  this afternoon

27 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, by the settling pond, 13.10

27 Feb  Merlin  DIRFT 3 – a female over the rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics, 11.05

27 Feb  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Dunlin and 7 Redshanks

Wednesday, 26th February

26 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway today

26 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon, also 2+ Stonechats

26 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still today

26 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult, 16.00, also adult Caspian Gull

⊗  26 Feb  Waxwing  Harrington AF – three flew off west, 14.40

26 Feb  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – four still on Chester House Lake, 13.15, also Great Egret

26 Feb  Waxwing  Harrington AF – three still, in ash trees opposite the conifers on the main path, 13.15

26 Feb  Waxwing  Harrington AF – three in tree by main path, near conifer plantation, 11.25

26 Feb  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 11.15, also 19 Golden Plovers and Redshank

26 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.55, also 9 Common Snipe

26 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, 09.40

Tuesday, 25th February

25 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Hollowell Res – adult, early afternoon, also 2 Stonechats

25 Feb  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – two (adult + third-winter), 09.55

25 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three from Rotary Hide, 09.50

25 Feb  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five still on Chester House Lake, 09.00, also 2 Great Egrets

Monday, 24th February

24 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

Sunday, 23rd February

23 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon

23 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Brixworth – one over rough pasture  between village and Brampton Valley Way Car Park, 16.40

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

23 Feb  Jack Snipe  Stanford Res – one, 14.40, also 46 Common Snipe and Peregrine

23 Feb  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP – one on the northernmost pit, also Green Sandpiper

23 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, 07.50

Saturday, 22nd February

22 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – an adult at the feed stream end, 12.30, also 3 Jack Snipe and 2 Stonechats

22 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning, also 6 Pintails

22 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two behind the settling pond this morning, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

Friday, 21st February

21 Feb  Caspian Gull  Stanford Res – a third-winter in the gull roost, 17.00

21 Feb  Nordic Jackdaw  Stanford on Avon – one again with corvid flock in field south of Percy Pilcher Monument, 15.15

21 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 13.45, also Brambling

21 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, early afternoon, also Stonechat

Thursday, 20th February

20 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon

Tuesday, 18th February

18 Feb  Kumlien’s Gull  Stanford Res – third-winter in gull roost this evening, also adult Iceland Gull

18 Feb  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon

18 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine still in field left of Percy Pilcher Monument, 15.50

18 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 13.00

Monday, 17th February

17 Feb  Caspian Gull  Stanford Res – first-winter in gull roost

17 Feb  Merlin  Harrington AF – female today but no sign of Short-eared Owl

17 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – three still, late afternoon

⊗  17 Feb  Bittern  Stoke Bruerne – no sign in the area today

17 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam, 14.45

17 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

17 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton SF – one still early afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 10+ Common Chiffchaffs; access via Ecton Lane only (no access from Cogenhoe Mill as a result of flooding)

17 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine still, in grounds of Stanford Hall on Northamptonshire side of the River Avon, 11.25

Sunday, 16th February

16 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, 16.45

16 Feb  Bittern  Stoke Bruerne – one flew over, late afternoon

16 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

16 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine still in field left of Percy Pilcher Monument, 11.10

16 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, possibly three, still on Titchmarsh LNR, this morning, also drake Pintail and Peregrine

Saturday, 15th February

15 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine still in field left of Percy Pilcher Monument, 09.30

15 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 07.50

15 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine again in field left of Percy Pilcher Monument, 07.25, also Great Egret flew toward Stanford Res

Friday, 14th February

14 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult again in the gull roost, 17.30

14 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR, this afternoon

14 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on the island in Mary’s Lake, 13.45

⊗  14 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine left field by Percy Pilcher Monument and returned to the grounds of Stanford Hall (Leics), 12.30

14 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one near the feeding station north of the causeway this morning, also 4 Stonechats

14 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 11.00

14 Feb  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – three this morning, also 2 Stonechats

14 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford on Avon – nine in field by Percy Pilcher Monument, 10.30

14 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult in bay on west side, 10.15

Thursday, 13th February

13 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road, also Stonechat

13 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, by the settling pond, mid-afternoon

13 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two this morning, also 2 Stonechats

Wednesday, 12th February

12 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – three still, late afternoon

12 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

12 Feb  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three still this afternoon

12 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still this afternoon

12 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

Tuesday, 11th February

11 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

11 Feb  ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw  Stanford on Avon – one in the field around the Percy Pilcher monument, 16.10 then flew north

11 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning

11 Feb  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one this morning, also 3-4 Stonechats

11 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Brambling

11 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still this n

Monday, 10th February

10 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon, also drake Pintail

10 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

Sunday, 9th February

09 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

09 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – one again today

Saturday, 8th February

08 Feb  Caspian Gull  Stanford Res – fourth-winter in the roost, 16.40

08 Feb  Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – fourth-winter this afternoon

08 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – in Blackpot Lane at ‘Gardenways’ 14.15

08 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – still on St. Peter’s Church, PE8 4EE, 10.45

08 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – third-winter flew off over the dam, 11.00

08 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

08 Feb  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, this morning, (advanced first-winter drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

08 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – still on St. Peter’s Church, PE8 4EE, 10.45

08 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – third-winter still visible from the dam, 10.30

08 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult briefly in Guilsborough Bay, 10.15, also Stonechat

08 Feb  Great Egret  Oundle – two flew over mid-morning

08 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – third-winter still this morning, visible from the hide and the dam, 09.15

08 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – nine (previously in Leicestershire yesterday) flew toward Stanford Hall, 08.25, also Great Egret in Blowers Lodge Bay

Friday, 7th February

07 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – one, probably third-winter, in the gull roost this evening, also adult Mediterranean Gull

07 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – three still, 17.05

07 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, late afternoon, also 2 Stonechats

⊗  07 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – no further sign on St. Peter’s Church, PE8 4EE, late afternoon

07 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – still on St. Peter’s Church, PE8 4EE, 15.15

07 Feb  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five still on Chester House Lake, 14.00, also Great Egret still

07 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult, 14.00, also 4 Common Snipe

07 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – again on St. Peter’s Church, PE8 4EE, 13.50

07 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still, 13.00, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also Green Sandpiper

07 Feb  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 12.35, (advanced first-winter drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

07 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two from Rotary Hide, 12.05

⊗  07 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – no sign of yesterday’s bird on St. Peter’s Church, to 10.15

Thursday, 6th February

06 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – four again, 17.12

06 Feb  Black Redstart  Oundle – one said to be showing well on St. Peter’s Church, 16.50

06 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two still, 16.35, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road, also Stonechat

06 Feb  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five still on Chester House Lake, with horses, 14.35, also Great Egret

06 Feb  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – four today (2 on Main Lake, 2 on North Lake)

06 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

06 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late morning, also Stonechat

06 Feb  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – three (2 adults + third-winter), 11.40

06 Feb  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake, 11.10, also 2 Great Egrets and 5 Redshanks

06 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.15, also 11 Common Snipe

Wednesday, 5th February

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

05 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – four this evening

05 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one, 16.20

05 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – three this evening, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

05 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Islip STW – two with Chiffchaffs this afternoon

05 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Townholme Meadows (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) this afternoon

05 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 14.00, also Green Sandpiper, plus Stonechat

05 Feb  Great Egret  Stortons GP – one on Sixfields Lake, 09.43

Tuesday, 4th February

04 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two, 16.00, also Stonechat

04 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still, also Brambling

04 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and first-winter Dunlin

Monday, 3rd February

03 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – at least three, 15.55

03 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning, also 2 Stonechats; probable Siberian Chiffchaff with 8 Common Chiffchaffs at adjacent Islip STW

03 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 12.05, also Brambling

Sunday, 2nd February

02 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two again this evening, over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

02 Feb  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one this afternoon, also Jack Snipe and Stonechat

02 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – at least two, 15.40

Saturday, 1st February

01 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge this evening

01 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two again over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 16.50, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

01 Feb  Hen Harrier  Fotheringhay – a ‘ringtail’ over a ploughed field alongside the A605, early afternoon

01 Feb  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still 11.30, also 9 Jack Snipe, 5 Common Snipe and Stonechat

01 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still, also 2 Stonechats

01 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Brambling

01 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still 10.00, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 4 Common Chiffchaffs

01 Feb  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still this morning (advanced first-winter drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

01 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 08.20, also Common Snipe and Green Sandpiper, plus Stonechat

Friday, 31st January

⊗  31 Jan  Black Redstart  Corby – no sign of bird seen 28th-29th in the scaffolding yard opposite PC Howard, Crucible Road NN17 5TS, during morning and afternoon searches

31 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 17.00, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

31 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still 16.00, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also Green Sandpiper

31 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

31 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 14.30, also Common Snipe plus Green Sandpiper on the dam and Stonechat

31 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still early afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

31 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, also 2 Stonechats

Thursday, 30th January

30 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one again over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 16.10, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

30 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford on Avon – one at Stanford Hall Lake, 14.00

30 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake this afternoon, also Great Egret still

30 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Brambling

30 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still this morning (drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake), also 8 Golden Plovers on Main Barrage Lake

Wednesday, 29th January

29 Jan  Black Redstart  Corby – one in the scaffolding yard opposite PC Howard, Crucible Road NN17 5TS for its second day

29 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

29 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

29 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still this morning, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

29 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake, also Great Egret still, 11.15

29 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Ditchford GP – hybrid female on The Ring Res (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) 10.05

Tuesday, 28th January

28 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

28 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay, also 5 Stonechats

28 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 16.10

28 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 15.10 (drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

28 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still early afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 15+ Chiffchaffs

Monday, 27th January

27 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, visible from the A6, 15.35

27 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake, also Great Egret this afternoon

27 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR, early afternoon

27 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning, also 3+ Stonechats

27 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

27 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 11.15 (drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake), also Great Egret

27 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still this morning, 10.40, also 2 Golden Plovers, Peregrine and Brambling

27 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Stanwick GP – hybrid female again on small pit at the western end of Main Lake, 08.30

Sunday, 26th January

26 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still today

26 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Stanwick GP – hybrid female again on small pit at the western end of Main Lake, 14.20

⊗  26 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Stanwick GP – no sign of the hybrid female by 12.30 but female Scaup still on Main Lake

26 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 11.55 (drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

26 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three, 09.30, also drake Pintail

Saturday, 25th January

25 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two still this evening, also 2 Stonechats

25 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – two, 16.25 (adult drake on East Lake and first-winter drake still on Deep Water Lake)

25 Jan  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, 16.00

25 Jan  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon

25 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one again over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 15.50, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford/South Kilworth Road

25 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – at least 3 (probably 4) this afternoon, also 3 Stonechats

25 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still this afternoon, on bushes near straw bales

25 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five between Wellingborough Embankment and Chester House Lake at SP911672 this afternoon, also Great Egret

25 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Stanwick GP – female or hybrid still, on small lake immediately west of Main Lake, 14.50

25 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three still at Neville’s Lodge and adjacent field by the A6, from 14.30

25 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still this afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also Green Sandpiper and c.6 Chiffchaffs

25 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult, 13.10

25 Jan  Ferruginous Duck  Stanwick GP – female or hybrid on Main Lake 12.00

25 Jan  Greater Scaup  Clifford Hill GP – first-winter drake on fenced-off lake, 10.35, also Great Egret on Main Barrage Lake

25 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also Brambling

25 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still, 08.55, also 2 Great Egrets

25 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.00

Friday, 24th January

⊗  24 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – no sign of first-winter female today but Great Egret and adult Yellow-legged Gull there

24 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 16.10

24 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 16.00

24 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still today, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 10 Chiffchaffs

24 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one again over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 15.20, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford Road

24 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake, 14.15, also Great Egret still

24 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 12.30, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

24 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult at feeder stream eand before flying south at 10.50, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 Jack Snipe and 2 Stonechats

24 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also Brambling

Thursday, 23rd January

23 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one again over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 16.35, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford Road

23 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets

23 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still this afternoon

23 Jan  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two still, 14.30, from Rotary Hide, also Pintail and Great Egret still

23 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake this afternoon

23 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also drake Pintail, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Brambling

23 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.10

Wednesday, 22nd January

22 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one this afternoon, also 45 Golden Plovers over

22 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir, 16.20, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford Road

22 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

22 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still this afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

22 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female again on Main Lake this morning, also Great Egret and 7 Redshanks

Tuesday, 21st January

21 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two over setaside approximately 1 km east of the reservoir late afternoon, viewable from along the old railway track running east from the Welford Road

21 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – three this afternoon

21 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still this afternoon, also Great Egret

21 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake this afternoon, also Great Egret

21 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

21 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two this morning

21 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake this morning

21 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one still this morning, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 12 Chiffchaffs

Monday, 20th January

20 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.00

20 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – at least one this afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 12 Chiffchaffs

20 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) this morning

20 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female again on Main Lake this morning, also 8 Pintails, 3 Great Egrets and 7 Redshanks

Sunday, 19th January

19 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – total of two this morning, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

19 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge, in field by the A6, early evening

19 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 16.15

19 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still, by 2nd bunker, 15.45

19 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake, 12.15, also Pintail

19 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present this morning, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also c.8 Chiffchaffs

19 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 11.00, also 2 Common Snipe and Stonechat

19 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also 7 Redshanks

19 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still on the small area of floodwater behind Holcot Bay, immediately east of Walgrave Road, 09.55

Saturday, 18th January

18 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, late afternoon

18 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still, west of Ditchford Lane, 15.50

18 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still this afternoon, also Great Egret

18 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 11.45, showing well from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also at least 10 Chiffchaffs

18 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still, 10.30, also Great Egret, 3 Jack Snipe and 3 Stonechats

18 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.45, also 5 Pintails

Friday, 17th January

17 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again at Neville’s Lodge late afternoon

17 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still this afternoon, also Great Egret

17 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 12.30

17 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also Brambling at feeding station

17 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ditchford GP – two on Delta Pit, 11.25, also Great Egret on adjacent Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR

17 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five in the roost on Wilson’s Pits this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Thursday, 16th January

16 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still on the small area of floodwater behind Holcot Bay, immediately east of Walgrave Road, 13.05

16 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 08.20

Wednesday, 15th January

15 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

15 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 16.45

15 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area today, approx SP570742

15 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, mid-afternoon, also Stonechat

15 Jan  Merlin  Harrington AF – one by the bungalow on road leading to the village, 13.50

15 Jan  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Roadside Lake, 10.00, also Great Egret

Tuesday, 14th January

14 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still on floodwater at the back of Holcot Bay, today, also Pintail, female Greater Scaup (or hybrid) south of causeway, Redshank and 2 Stonechats

14 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind the settling pond, late afternoon

14 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still this morning, also Great Egret, third-winter Caspian Gull, third-winter Yellow-legged Gull and an apparent hybrid adult Lesser Black-backed X Herring Gull

14 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 11.10, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

Monday, 13th January

13 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – unconfirmed report of 4 today (no details)

13 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one on floodwater at the back of Holcot Bay, 10.35

13 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 10.30, also 7 Redshanks

13 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 09.30, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene

13 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.10, also Peregrine over

13 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at settling pond, 09.05, also Golden Plover over and Stonechat

Sunday, 12th January

12 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – one hunting over setaside bordering the golf club, both sides of the Northants/Leics border, as viewed from the old railway track, east of the Welford Road, late afternoon

12 Jan  Greater Scaup  Pitsford Res – female north of the causeway this afternoon, also Great Egret and Stonechat

12 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane, 14.40, also Peregrine over

12 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, early afternoon, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also Great Egret flew east, Peregrine and 7 Chiffchaffs

12 Jan  Great Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one, 10.40, also 2 Pintails

12 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still mid-morning, also 2 Great Egrets and Brambling; also Stonechat at adjacent Hardwater Lake

12 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew west over Ditchford Lane this morning, also Jack Snipe at the southern end of Big Lake

12 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also drake Pintail, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe and Stonechat

Saturday, 11th January

11 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still, 14.15, in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742

⊗ 11 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – no further sign of the five between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 13.45, but Great Egret there

11 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, early afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard and Brambling

11 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five still between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 11.45, viewable from Ditchford Lane

11 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning

11 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still, 10.00, in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742

11 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, on North Lake, 09.45

11 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 08.40

Friday, 10th January

10 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still present today, in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742

10 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on Main Lake, 15.40, also Great Egret still

10 Jan  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female still at southern end, 13.40 but elusive, also hybrid scaup-type present

10 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 12.40, also Stonechat

10 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again, 10.30, also Great Egret still, 14 Common Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe and 2 Stonechats

10 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Pintail, Redshank and Stonechat plus Yellow-legged Gull by the dam

Thursday, 9th January

09 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 13.30 to 14.20, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also several Chiffchaffs

09 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still present at midday, in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742

Wednesday, 8th January

08 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

08 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on Main Lake this afternoon

08 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, 14.50

08 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 14.35, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also 7 Chiffchaffs

08 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still present, 11.15, in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742

08 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – still present, 10.00, from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, also Green Sandpiper and 5+ Chiffchaffs

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

Tuesday, 7th January

07 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 11.25, also Stonechat

07 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.30, also Red-crested Pochard and Brambling

07 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Ecton Sewage Farm – one calling and showing well intermittently from the bridge over the sewage outfall stream into the River Nene, 09.30-10.05; also 6 Chiffchaffs

Monday, 6th January

06 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 15.50, also Stonechat

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

06 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 10.30

06 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on Main lake, 10.20, also Brambling at Feeding Station

06 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 09.00, also 7 Redshanks

Sunday, 5th January

05 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR this evening, also male Stonechat

05 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – three again on flood pool in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 13.10, west of, and viewable from, Ditchford Lane

05 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one still between bunkers 2 and 3, 13.00

05 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

05 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Main Lake, 11.55

05 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 10.30

05 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – three on Chester House Lake, mid-morning, also Great Egret

05 Jan  Whooper Swan  Upper Cherwell Valley – two flew into Northants, just north of Banbury, 08.50

05 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 08.30, also 7 Redshanks on A45 Lay-by Pit

05 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 08.20, also Stonechat

Saturday, 4th January

04 Jan  Whooper Swan  Summer Leys LNR – seven (6 adults) from Pioneer Hide

04 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Townholme Meadows, 14.15

04 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this afternoon

04 Jan  Great Egret  Kislingbury GP – one, 13.30

04 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still on Main Lake, 13.05, visible from hide, also 2 Great Egrets still

04 Jan  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, late morning, also 2 Great Egrets on Main Lake

04 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again, 10.00, also Great Egret still, Jack Snipe and 3 Stonechats

04 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 10.00

04 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 08.05

Friday, 3rd January

⊗ 03 Jan  Eurasian White-fronted Goose  Clifford Hill GP – no further sign of the two adults since 10.30

03 Jan  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five on Roadside Lake, 16.00

03 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still, off the peninsula of Main Lake, 15.35, also 2 Great Egrets

03 Jan  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – four again on flood pool in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 14.45, viewable from Ditchford Lane

03 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still at the western end of Main Lake, 13.30, also Great Egret

03 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keeper’s Lodge Bay late morning, also Green Sandpiper

03 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay this morning, also 2 Stonechats

03 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Main Lake this morning, also Great Egret still

03 Jan  Eurasian White-fronted Goose  Clifford Hill GP – two still with goose flock at the eastern end of the main barrage Lake, 10.30

03 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 10.25, also Peregrine and 2 Stonechats

Thursday, 2nd January

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

02 Jan  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Roadside Lake, 14.00, also Greater Scaup still on Main Lake

02 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 12.30, also Stonechat

02 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR), 12.10

02 Jan  Eurasian White-fronted Goose  Clifford Hill GP – two, 11.15, also 2 Pintails, Great Egret and 2 Stonechats

02 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two drakes still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.15, also Great Egret and 3 Stonechats

02 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still at the western end of Main Lake, 10.30

02 Jan  Great Egret  Foxholes Fisheries (Crick) – one, 09.15

02 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female still at the western end of Main Lake, 08.45, also 2 Great Egrets, 9 Golden Plovers and 7 Redshanks

Wednesday, 1st January

01 Jan  Greater Scaup  Stanwick GP – female at the western end of Main Lake this afternoon

01 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Main Lake this afternoon, also Great Egret still

01 Jan  Ruddy Shelduck  Foxholes Fisheries (Crick) – female still this afternoon

01 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 12.15, also Great Egret still in Scaldwell Bay

01 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

01 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 11.25

01 Jan  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – two, also 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats this morning

01 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.40

01 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 09.30, also Short-eared Owl

01 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake 09.20

01 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.50, also drake Pintail

01 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two, 08.20, also 7 Redshanks

Tuesday, 31st December 2019

31 Dec  Ruddy Shelduck  Foxholes Fisheries (Crick) – female today

31 Dec  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – first-winter female this afternoon, also Great Egret

31 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, behind settling pond, 13.15

31 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one in flight near the Chettles Factory, 12.00

31 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742,  11.10

31 Dec  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult, 10.15

31 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 09.40

31 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one between bunkers 2 and 3, 09.10

31 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Hollowell Res – two off the dam early morning before flying off, also Ruddy Shelduck, Great Egret and 3 Stonechats but no sign of Velvet Scoters

Monday, 30th December

30 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one today

30 Dec  Hen Harrier  Lilbourne Meadows – a ‘ringtail’ this afternoon

30 Dec  Great Egret  Billing GP – one today, also 2 Green Sandpipers on overflow at adjacent Ecton SF and Stonechat at Whiston Lock

30 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also 2 Stonechats

30 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake at rear of Walgrave Bay, 11.14 also Great Egret in Holcot Bay and 4 Stonechats

30 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond end, 09.10, also 2 Pintails and Stonechat

30 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five flew west from the roost on Wilson’s Pits, 08.05

Sunday, 29th December

29 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway today

29 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two this afternoon, also Peregrine

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

29 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five again in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 10,25, viewable from Ditchford Lane but no sign of yesterday’s possible Penduline Tit

29 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond end, 10.15, also Stonechat

Saturday, 28th December

? 28 Dec  Penduline Tit  Ditchford GP – a possible at the small flood pool in the field north of the Watersports Pit and about 20 m from the River Nene this morning, approximately 150 m west of the closed road bridge

28 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five still in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, at midday, viewable from Ditchford Lane

28 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still, 11.00, between Guilsborough Bay and dam, also Great Egret, 5 Jack Snipe, 10 Common Snipe and 4 Stonechats

28 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Ditchford GP – two flew southwest this morning

28 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – five in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 09.45, viewable from Ditchford Lane

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

28 Dec  Great Egret Earls Barton GP – one at the back of Mary’s Lake this morning

Friday, 27th December

27 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still, 13.45, close to the western shoreline, just north of Guilsborough Bay

27 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond end, 13.00

27 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still, 12.50, mid-way between Guilsborough Bay and the dam, also Great Egret still

27 Dec  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult at midday, also 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and Stonechat

27 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Stanford Res – two adults, 11.35 to 12.00 but may have since departed

27 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning

27 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also Peregrine and Stonechat

27 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay this morning but no sign of drake Smew

27 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – four in the field between Watersports Pit and the River Nene, 09.40, viewable from Ditchford Lane before moving to the northern end of Viaduct Pit, also Great Egret on Chester House Lake

Thursday, 26th December

26 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one commuting between the settling pond and Mill Farm this afternoon

26 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on Main Lake, 12.45

Wednesday, 25th December

25 Dec  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one in a field next to Mary’s Lake, 14.00, also 2 Stonechats

25 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one in flight over North Lake, 11.37

25 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still off the east shore, south of the pink buoy, 11.15

25 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, also 7 Redshanks

25 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one on pool below dam, 10.41

Tuesday, 24th December

24 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still off the east shore, south of the pink buoy, 12.15

24 Dec  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

24 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 09.50, also Stonechat

Monday, 23rd December

23 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake still between fishing lodge and mouth of Holcot Bay, 12.30

23 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still off the east shore, 11.30

23 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 10.20, also Stonechat

23 Dec  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one left the roost at Wilson’s Pits early morning and flew west, also 3 Great Egrets in the roost

Sunday, 22nd December

22 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake between fishing lodge and mouth of Holcot Bay, 14.15, also Great Egret

22 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake between fishing lodge and mouth of Holcot Bay, 12.05, also Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine

22 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one behind settling pond, 11.45

22 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still, close to east shore, opposite Guilsborough Bay, 11.35

22 Dec  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female, 10.55 but no sign of yesterday’s drake Smew

22 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still, close to east shore, opposite Guilsborough Bay, 09.00

Saturday, 21st December

21 Dec  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still on scrape, 13.45, also Great Egret

21 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

21 Dec  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still, midday, from Pioneer Hide

21 Dec  Smew  Ravensthorpe Res – drake, 11.45, hugging eastern shoreline close to overflow

21 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two first-winters still along east shore, 09.45 also Great Egret and 3 Stonechats

21 Dec  Smew  Hardingstone GP – ‘redhead’ still, opposite side to car park, 09.45

Friday, 20th December

20 Dec  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 14.00

20 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, also 41 Common Snipe and 4 Stonechats

Thursday, 19th December

19 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Moulton Grange Bay, 11.00

Wednesday, 18th December

18 Dec  Smew  Hardingstone GP – ‘redhead’ still, 14.55

18 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Paul Britten Hide, 14.30

18 Dec  Smew  Hardingstone GP – a ‘redhead’, 12.30

18 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, 12.25

18 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Pioneer Hide, 11.40, also Brambling at Feeding Station

18 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two still, near buoy ‘G’, 11.20, also Great Egret

18 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, at settling pond, 08.40, also Common Snipe and Stonechat

Tuesday, 17th December

17 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, at settling pond, 14.30, also Stonechat

17 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two still, 14.15

17 Dec  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lake & Meadows

17 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two on east side near dam, 12.00

Monday, 16th December

16 Dec  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still

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

16 Dec  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, early afternoon but no sign of Velvet Scoters

16 Dec  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, in Scaldwell Bay, 11.00, also Redshank and 2 Stonechats

16 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning

16 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, on the corner of Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.30, also Stonechat

Sunday, 15th December

15 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 15.45

15 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 11.55

15 Dec  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 11.40

15 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two females/first-winters still, 11.20, near yellow buoy ‘A’ opposite Guilsborough Bay, also female Ruddy Shelduck, Great Egret and 3 Stonechats

Saturday, 14th December

14 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon

14 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two females/first-winters still, 14.25, near yellow buoy ‘A’ opposite Guilsborough Bay

14 Dec  Smew  Summer Leys LNR – ‘redhead’ still, 14.00

14 Dec  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 13.10

14 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two females/first-winters still, 12.40, just north of Guilsborough Bay Point

14 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still this morning, also 5 Ruff still and Brambling at Feeding Station

14 Dec  Velvet Scoter  Hollowell Res – two females/first-winters along eastern shore

Friday, 13th December

13 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also 5 Ruff

Wednesday, 11th December

11 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still this morning, also Brambling at Feeding Station

11 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still in rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics in the south-east corner of the development area, approx SP570742, 09.20

11 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter still with Canada Geese but currently on the Leicestershire side of the River Avon (see Northamptonshire side of River Avon) early morning, also Great Egret at nearby Stanford Res

Tuesday, 10th December 

10 Dec  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still

10 Dec  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult, 14.35

10 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter still, 14.30 (see Northamptonshire side of River Avon)

10 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide, late morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still on Main Lake from Feeding Station Hide

10 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter still with Canada Geese but currently on the Leicestershire side of the River Avon (see Northamptonshire side of River Avon) 09.10

Monday, 9th December

09 Dec  Great Grey Shrike  DIRFT 3 – still, 14.00, on north side of rough area opposite Kinaxia Logistics, in the south-east corner of the development site

09 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still, also two Great Egrets still

09 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter back with Canada Geese on Northamptonshire side of River Avon 13.30

09 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 12.45, also Brambling at Feeding Station

09 Dec  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanford Hall – first-winter still with Canada Geese on Northamptonshire side of River Avon and lake, 12.15, then flew toward Stanford Res

Sunday, 8th December

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 7th December

07 Dec  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon

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

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

07 Dec  Caspian Gull  Sulby Res – adult, 11.45

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

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

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

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

Friday, 6th December

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 5th December

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

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

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

Wednesday, 4th December

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 3rd December

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

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

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

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

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

03 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

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

Monday, 2nd December

02 Dec  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult, 14.40

02 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

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

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

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

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

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

02 Dec  Jack Snipe  Stortons GP – one, 10.30

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

Sunday, 1st December

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

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

01 Dec  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

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

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

Saturday, 30th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 29th November

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

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

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

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

29 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.45

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

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

Thursday, 28th November

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 27th November

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

27 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still today

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

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

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

27 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three, 08.05

Monday, 25th November

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

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

25 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still this morning

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

Sunday, 24th November

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

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

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

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

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

24 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, this morning

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 23rd November

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

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

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

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

23 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 11.40

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

Friday, 22nd November

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 21st November

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 20th November

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

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

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

Tuesday, 19th November

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

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

19 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still late morning

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

Monday, 18th November

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 17th November

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

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

17 Nov  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at dusk

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Nov  Merlin  Croughton Quarry – one over, early afternoon

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

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

17 Nov  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one again, 11.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 16th November

16 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female still at Foxholes Fisheries

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 15th November

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

15 Nov  Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon

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

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

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

Thursday, 14th November

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

Wednesday, 13th November

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 12th November

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

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

12 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Crick – female still at Foxholes Fisheries

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

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

12 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Oundle – one flew west this morning

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

Monday, 11th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 10th November

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

10 Nov  Firecrest  Stanwick GP – one trapped and ringed

10 Nov  Merlin  Harrington AF – female this afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 9th November

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

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

09 Nov  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

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

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

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

Friday, 8th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 7th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 6th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 5th November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 4th November

04 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult, 16.45

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 3rd November

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 2nd November

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

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

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

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

Friday, 1st November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 31st October

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

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

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

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

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

31 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still today

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 30th October

30 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – adult still this afternoon

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

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

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

30 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still, 09.45

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

Tuesday, 29th October

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

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

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

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

Monday, 28th October

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

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

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

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

28 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile still, 09.20

Sunday, 27th October

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

27 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 26th October

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

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

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

Friday, 25th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 09.00

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

Thursday, 24th October

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

24 Oct  Greater Scaup  Daventry CP – juvenile this afternoon

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

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

Wednesday, 23rd October

23 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five still this afternoon

23 Oct  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 22nd October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 21st October

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

21 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one 15.15

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 20th October

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

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

20 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

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

Saturday, 19th October

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

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

19 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one today

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

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

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

19 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 10.50

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

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

Friday, 18th October

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

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

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

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

18 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – immature male, late morning

18 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female again, 11.00

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

Thursday, 17th October

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

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

Wednesday, 16th October

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

16 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three this evening

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 15th October  

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

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

15 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – still, 14.55

15 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six this afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 14th October

14 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – still, 16.30

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 13th October

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 12th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.30

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

Friday, 11th October

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

Thursday, 10th October

10 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 9th October

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

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

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

Tuesday, 8th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 7th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 6th October 2019

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

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

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

06 Oct  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 13.15

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 5th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05 Oct  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 08.35

05 Oct  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 08.35

05 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still, 07.00

Friday, 4th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 3rd October

03 Oct  Slavonian Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – one reported

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

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

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

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

03 Oct  Merlin  Harrington AF – one, 14.30

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

Wednesday, 2nd October

02 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – one still

02 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – six still this afternoon

02 Oct  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still

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

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

Tuesday, 1st October

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

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

01 Oct  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 10.40

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

Monday, 30th September

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

30 Sep  Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton

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

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

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

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

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

30 Sep  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, 11.20

Sunday, 29th September

29 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 28th September

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 27th September

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

27 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still this afternoon

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

Thursday, 26th September

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

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

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

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

26 Sep  Little Stint  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 11.25

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

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

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

Wednesday, 25th September

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

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

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

Tuesday, 24th September

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

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

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

Monday, 23rd September

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 22nd September

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 21st September

21 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Hartwell – one flew north, 18.00

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

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

21 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Hollowell Res – one this morning

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

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

Friday, 20th September

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

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

Thursday, 19th September

19 Sep  Whinchat  Harrington AF – one this afternoon

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

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

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

Wednesday, 18th September

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

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

18 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – one still, 13.30

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

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

Tuesday, 17th September

17 Sep  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one

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

17 Sep  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 16.35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 16th September 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 15th September

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 14th September

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

14 Sep  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two, 15.20

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

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

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

Friday, 13th September

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 12th September

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

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

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

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

Friday, 6th September

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

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

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

Thursday, 5th September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 07.50

Wednesday, 4th September

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

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

Tuesday, 3rd September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03 Sep  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – five, 07.40

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

Monday, 2nd September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 1st September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 31st August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31 Aug  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two, 08.40

Friday, 30th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 29th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 28th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday  27th August 

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 Aug  Little Tern  Boddington Res – juvenile still, 08.25

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

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

Monday  26th August  2019  21.05

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

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

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

26 Aug  Osprey  Kettering – one over south this morning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday  25th August

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

25 Aug  Sandwich Tern  Ravensthorpe Res – one through, 17.40

25 Aug  Osprey  Byfield – one flew south, 17.05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday  24th August 

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

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

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

24 Aug  Black Tern  Stanford Res – four still, 15.50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24 Aug  Black Tern  Boddington Res – five, 09.30

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

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

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

Friday  23rd August 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday  22nd August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday  21st August

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

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

21 Aug  Whinchat  Stanford Res – one, 07.20

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

Tuesday  20th August 

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

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

20 Aug  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile this morning

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

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

Monday  19th August

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

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

19 Aug  Whinchat  Borough Hill – one at midday

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

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

19 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, 07.00

Sunday  18th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday  17th August 

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

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

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

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

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

Friday  16th August 

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

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

16 Aug  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon

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

Thursday  15th August 

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

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

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

Wednesday  14th August 

14 Aug  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still, 19.35

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday  13th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday  12th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday  11th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday  10th August

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

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

Friday  9th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday  8th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08 Aug  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one, 06.00

Wednesday  7th August

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

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

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

Tuesday  6th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday  5th August

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday  4th August

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

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

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

04 Aug  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two again this morning

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

Saturday  3rd August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday  2nd August 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02 Aug  Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one, 06.30

Thursday  1st August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday  31st July 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday  30th July

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

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

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

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

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

30 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – three on Titchmarsh LNR 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday  29th July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one this morning

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

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

Sunday  28th July

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

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – at least 3, late afternoon

28 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male still at Denton Wood this afternoon

28 Jul  Garganey  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake, 15.00

28 Jul  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 14.50

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – two through, 14.35

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – seven through over Aldwincle Lake, 14.30

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – three drakes still, south of causeway car park, 14.25

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – two through 13.50

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – five over Main Lake, briefly, 13.20

28 Jul  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 12.55

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – eight through over Town Lake between 12.40 and 12.50

28 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile male at Denton Wood this morning

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – five over, 11.20

28 Jul  Sanderling  Stanwick GP – still on Main Lake, 11.00, also Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – at least 3, 09.55

28 Jul  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one over, south-west, 08.55

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – three drakes still, east of Pintail Bay, 08.30 also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Jul  Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide, 08.20, also Hobby, 3 Dunlins, 3 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

28 Jul  Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 08.15, also Dunlin

28 Jul  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – two adults north of the dam, 07.40, also Dunlin

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – now five drakes north of the dam, 07.30, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 07.30, also 2 Dunlins (adult + juvenile), 9 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

28 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, 06.55, also 3 Green Sandpipers

28 Jul  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes off the dam, 06.00

Saturday  27th July 

27 Jul  Wood Sandpiper  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR this evening, initially from North Hide before flying out of site on to scrapes, also Garganey and Green Sandpiper

27 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three, 16.50, also 4 Green Sandpipers

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Maidwell – one flew south at Blueberry Farm, 16.15

27 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 15.05 to 15.25, also Ruddy Shelduck still, plus 5 Common Sandpipers and Yellow-legged Gull; 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at nearby Ravensthorpe Res, plus 2 Dunlins, 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul  Marsh Harrier  Brixworth – one quartering fields north of the village, between minor road to Scaldwell and A508 before flying toward Pitsford Res, 09.45

27 Jul  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – two below Hanging Houghton this morning

27 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake still on the dam, 06.55

Friday  26th July

26 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – four juveniles still, 14.00

26 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two near 1st bunker this morning

26 Jul  Common Crossbill  Ravensthorpe Res – a female flew along the causeway, 11.40 and appeared to land in a nearby spruce, also Curlew over west, 11.37, plus 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 10.45, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Curlew, 2 Dunlins (adult + juvenile), 4 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, juvenile Peregrine and 7+ Yellow Wagtails

26 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 8 Common Sandpipers and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake on the dam, 06.50, also Green Sandpiper and 5 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  25th July

25 Jul  Common Redstart  Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton, in hedgerow north of large barn, this morning

25 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three on the main lake, 06.40, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

Wednesday  24th July 

24 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – six (2 adults) this evening, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

24 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two juveniles this evening (one near 1st bunker, the other by shooting wall)

24 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – eclipse drake on the dam (not juvenile as previously reported)

24 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, near the dam, 11.00, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Sandpipers and 12+ Yellow Wagtails

24 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 09.20, also 3 drake Red-crested Pochards

24 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still 07.15, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday  23rd July

23 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and 6 Common Sandpipers; adult Yellow-legged Gull still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

23 Jul  Garganey  Stanford Res – juvenile in Blowers Lodge Bay, 09.20, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

23 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

23 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 06.15

23 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two, early morning – one between causeway and Catwalk Bay, one Scaldwell Bay – also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards and Common Sandpiper

Monday  22nd July

22 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3-5 Yellow Wagtails

22 Jul  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one at 08.00 and again at 10.00

22 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – three juveniles today

Sunday  21st July

21 Jul  Cattle Egret Ringstead GP – three/4 (2 adults), also eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard

21 Jul  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, early afternoon

21 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 07.30, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Saturday  20th July 

20 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpipers

Friday  19th July

19 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 16.15

19 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ravensthorpe Res – two flew south-east, 12.10, also 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, also 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  18th July

18 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ravensthorpe Res – three, 19.10, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

18 Jul  Common Redstart  Harrington Airfield – two this afternoon (one by 1st bunker, the other west of concrete track at the northern end)

18 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Long Buckby – one on private land today

18 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still late morning, also 2 Greenshanks and 3 Common Sandpipers

18 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile at Denton Wood this morning

18 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

Wednesday  17th July

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – three still this evening

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, 17.35, also Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

⊗  17 Jul  Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – no further sign of the four, which flew south-west

17 Jul  Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – four flew over and may have landed at Main Lake, 16.25

17 Jul  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two, 11.30, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

17 Jul  Little Tern  Thrapston GP – one at Titchmarsh LNR, 10.00-10.15 but not subsequently, also two Yellow-legged Gulls on Town Lake

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Ringstead GP – at least 5 (3 adults), early morning

17 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 06.35, also Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday  16th July

16 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Long Buckby – flew over B5385, 14.20

16 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Ravensthorpe Res – one flew south-west, 12.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

16 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Hobby and 2 Green Sandpipers

16 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Main Lake, this morning, also 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

16 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – three on Main Lake, 06.15

16 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 05.40

Monday  15th July

15 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 07.00, also Whimbrel, Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers

Sunday  14th July

14 Jul  Little Stint  Summer Leys LNR – one on The Slips, from Screen Hide, this morning

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three still on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 12.40

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three still near the spit on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 11.50

14 Jul  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – three on the north shore of Main Barrage Lake, 09.37

14 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 06.45, also Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and 4 Common Sandpipers

Saturday  13th July

13 Jul  Common Redstart  Hanging Houghton – one

Friday  12th July

12 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 09.30, also 6 Common Sandpipers

12 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 06.50, also 5 Common Sandpipers

Thursday  11th July

11 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 17.45

11 Jul  Common Redstart  Yardley Chase – juvenile at Denton Wood this morning

11 Jul  Ruff  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, this morning, also Common Sandpiper

Wednesday  10th July

10 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still today

10 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon

10 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – two at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

10 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Hobby & Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday  9th July

09 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 13.00, also adult Mediterranean Gull

09 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay, from Bird Club Hide, 11.00

09 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake, 07.20, also Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper

Monday  8th July 

08 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake, 17.35

08 Jul  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – four still, near Blowers Lodge Bay, 16.20

08 Jul  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – four, 14.10

08 Jul  Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew from reeds by Feeding Station to reeds in front of Screen Hide, 14.00

08 Jul  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at midday

08 Jul  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing at Elinor Trout Lake late morning

08 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – three in Walgrave Bay this morning

Sunday  7th July

07 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – eleven in Wader Bay, 16.25

07 Jul  Osprey  Corby – one flew east over the A43 between Corby and Deenethorpe, 09.30

07 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on The Slips, 09.25, also Green Sandpiper in Wader Bay

07 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.45, also Garganey still

Saturday  6th July

06 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still this afternoon

06 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two drakes still in Walgrave Bay this afternoon

06 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew north-east the main lake, 06.15, also Garganey from open-backed hide, 07.30 and Yellow-legged Gull

06 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 05.25

Friday  5th July 

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – still no further sign to 16.00 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday

05 Jul  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – male in Wader Bay, 09.30

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – still no reports from low observer coverage so far to 08.45 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday; Osprey over Walgrave Bay, 06.35. Fast access via Bridle Road (unsurfaced Bridleway), off Walgrave Road from Old; park unobstructively at bottom, past entrance to Rectory Farm, turn left, access via signposted fence and walk c.200m to Christie’s Copse. Permits available from Fishing Lodge on Holcot Road.

⊗  05 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no reports so far to 07.45 of moulting female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse yesterday; Osprey over Walgrave Bay, 06.35. Fast access via Bridle Road (unsurfaced Bridleway), off Walgrave Road from Old; park unobstructively at bottom, past entrance to Rectory Farm, turn left, access via signposted fence and walk c.200m to Christie’s Copse. Permits available from Fishing Lodge on Holcot Road.

Thursday  4th July 

⊗  04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no further sign to 08.25 of female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse, which was released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10

⊗  04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – no further sign to 13.00 of female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse, which was released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10 (but just one observer looking)

04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse released and flew to waterside scrub, 10.10 (Taiga Flycatcher not ruled out)

04 Jul  Red-breasted Flycatcher  Pitsford Res – female trapped and ringed in Christie’s Copse this morning, to be released at 09.50 (Taiga Flycatcher not ruled out)

04 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.45

04 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two still in Walgrave Bay, 06.40

Wednesday 3rd July

03 Jul  Sacred Ibis  Clipston – one photographed on a house roof, late evening

03 Jul  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay this evening

03 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one, 07.20, also Common Sandpiper

Tuesday 2nd July

02 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – approximately 30 on The Slips, 19.20

02 Jul  Common Redstart  Badby – two (adult and juvenile) along bridleway south of Arbury Hill, west of Badby, 12.15

02 Jul  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the west side of the main lake, 10.00, showing well from Tree Hide

02 Jul  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 11.30, also Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 1st July

01 Jul  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 30th June

30 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – eleven in Wader Bay, 19.05

30 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – four on the slips, mid-morning

30 Jun  Common Quail  Harrington AF – one, said to be calling “weakly and intermittently” west of bunkers this morning

Saturday 29th June

29 Jun  Bufflehead  Stortons GP – escaped female on Sixfields Lake, 10.35

29 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.55

Friday 28th June

28 Jun  European Bee-eater  Byfield – one heard calling three times in flight over Banbury Lane, 19.08

28 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – adult islandica on the scrape, 14.30 to 17.45 but not subsequently

28 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, 16.15

28 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, 15.35

Thursday 27th June

27 Jun  Osprey  Oundle – one at Biggin Lake, 20.00

27 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.30

Wednesday 26th June

26 Jun  Cattle Egret  Blatherwycke Lake – unconfirmed report of one today

26 Jun  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – four flew over the scrape, 16.45

26 Jun  Grey Plover  Ravensthorpe Res – still present, on north-east shore near the island, 14.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers

26 Jun  Grey Plover  Ravensthorpe Res – one on the island, 10.30

26 Jun  Common Redstart  Lamport – male, Lamport Hall, by footpath on south side in hawthorns in sheep field, 07.40

26 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle on the main lake, 07.35

Monday 24th June

24 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – male singing in bean field from entrance track to Christmas Farm on Glebe Road, NN6 0DL SP833674, 09.30

24 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 07.40

Sunday 23rd June

⊗  23 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no sign in bean field near Beckworth Emporium along road to Mears Ashby this evening

23 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – two reported calling in a bean field near Beckworth Emporium along road to Mears Ashby this afternoon

Saturday 22nd June

⊗  22 Jun  Common Quail  Daventry – nor further sign this evening of one reported calling in a field adjacent to Kentle Wood at 15.30

22 Jun  Common Quail  Daventry – one reported calling in a field adjacent to Kentle Wood, 15.30

22 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing in Walgrave Bay, 14.30

22 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – three (one drake), 11.50

22 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR, 10.05

22 Jun  Spoonbill  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 08.35, mobbed by gulls and pushed up high

22 Jun  Common Redstart  Moreton Pinkney – a male from public footpath, SP565493, 08.30

Thursday 20th June

20 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at the north-east end, early evening

Wednesday 19th June

19 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still at the feeder stream end

Tuesday 18th June

18 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR this morning

Monday 17th June

17 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the north-east end, late evening

17 Jun  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – one flew over Denton Wood early afternoon

17 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake still from Maytrees Hide this afternoon

Sunday 16th June

⊗  16 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no further sign of male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road

Saturday 15th June

⊗  15 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – no further sign of male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road, to 10.30

15 Jun  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake from Maytrees Hide this morning

15 Jun  Common Quail  Mears Ashby – male singing north of village, off footpath from Highfield Road, 07.35

Friday 14th June

14 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still at the feeder stream end, 12.45 also Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

14 Jun  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also Osprey over at 12.15

14 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again this morning, also first-summer female Ruddy Shelduck still

Wednesday 12th June

12 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two, 12.45, also first-summer female Ruddy Shelduck still and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Tuesday 11th June

11 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, 14.00

11 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over the causeway, 12.00

11 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still today, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers and adult Yellow-legged Gull, the latter later moving to nearby Ravensthorpe Res

Monday 10th June

10 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with cattle on Main Lake before flying toward Ditchford GP, 10.10

Sunday 9th June

09 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still with cattle around North Lake this afternoon

09 Jun  Osprey  Stanford Res – one flew toward the dam, 14.00, also Hobby

09 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – first-summer female still, in Guilsborough Bay, 12.00

09 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 2 still with cattle around North Lake, 09.25

Saturday 8th June

08 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one near the outflow, 11.05, also adult Yellow-legged Gull in Guilsborough Bay

Friday 7th June

07 Jun  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end, 19.55

07 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle around North Lake, 07.00

Thursday 6th June

06 Jun  Short-eared Owl  Grendon – one hunting on the minor road between Grendon and Easton Maudit, 21.00

06 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still, 17.05

Wednesday 5th June

05 Jun  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, Holcot Bay, 19.00

05 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 18.30, also Little Ringed Plover and Dunlin

05 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three again with cattle in the vicinity of North Lake, 14.00

05 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 12.30, also Ruddy Shelduck still and adult Yellow-legged Gull (latter also visiting Ravensthorpe Res)

Tuesday 4th June

04 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 15.15

04 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 13.00

Monday 3rd June

03 Jun  Osprey  Irthlingborough – one flew north-west toward Finedon, 13.25

03 Jun  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 06.55

Sunday 2nd June

02 Jun  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over North Lake, 13.15

02 Jun  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 10.00

02 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 08.45

Saturday 1st June

01 Jun  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 17.00, also 4 Little Ringed Plovers and Yellow Wagtail

01 Jun  Osprey  Oundle – one fishing at Biggin Lake this afternoon

01 Jun  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – a first-summer during the morning

Friday 31st May 

31 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 11.30, also 3 Dunlin

31 May  Little Tern  Wicksteed Park Lake – two at pontoon bridge, 10.20 but no sign subsequently

31 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 06.55

Thursday 30th May

30 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – still by the feeder stream, 16.40

30 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one at Elinor Trout Lake

30 May  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a first-summer this afternoon

30 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 13.05

30 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – one by the feeder stream, 13.20

30 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 07.30

Wednesday 29th May

29 May  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 16.40

29 May  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – one (unringed), this morning

29 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least two adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 11.30

29 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake. 08.00

29 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing in Pintail Bay, 07.30

Tuesday 28th May

28 May  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.15

Monday 27th May

27 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake this evening

27 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake this morning

Sunday 26th May

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three adults still with cattle at the northern end of North Lake, 16.20

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at North Lake, 12.45

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least 2 still at North Lake, 12.30

26 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three at North Lake, 08.10

Saturday 25th May

25 May  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – an adult over the scrape this evening

25 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 14.30-15.00

25 May  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape briefly, 08.50, also ‘hepatic morph’ Cuckoo still, near feeding station, 08.40

Friday 24th May

24 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 19.00, also Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail

24 May  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

24 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the north-east end of North Lake this afternoon

Thursday 23rd May

23 May  Osprey  Naseby Res – one fishing today

23 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – two on the dam, 12.45

Wednesday 22nd May

22 May  Sanderling  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 17.40, also Dunlin

⊗  22 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – again no sign of bird reported calling yesterday in field off Gayton Road, 17.40

22 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still with cattle on North Lake, 14.30

22 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one in hawthorns near cattle on North Lake, 10.30

⊗  22 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – no sign of calling bird in field off Gayton Road, this morning.

22 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning

Tuesday 21st May

21 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing this evening

21 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle on North Lake this evening, 18.40

21 May  Corncrake  Dalscote – one calling from a field off Gayton Road, 16.20. There is an oak on the north side of the road and large metal sheet gates on the south side. View/listen from gates, across field past oak.

21 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one still, in Wader Bay, 15.50

Monday 20th May

20 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one still

Sunday 19th May

19 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam

19 May  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – a first-summer in Scaldwell Bay, 18.00

⊗  19 May  Hoopoe  Ditchford GP – no further sign at 10.35; it is still being looked for

19 May  Hoopoe  Ditchford GP – one reported to have been photographed with the alpacas off Ditchford Lane this morning

19 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – at least one still this morning, 08.45

Saturday 18th May

18 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 19.30

18 May  Black-neck Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – still on the south side of the main barrage lake, 14.50, also 2 Bar-tailed Godwits still, 5 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

18 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Hobby

18 May  Garganey  Ditchford GP – two (one drake) on Dragonfly Lake (IL&M), 11.40

18 May  Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Black-neck Grebe  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 10.45, also 2 Bar-tailed Godwits still and 8 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.10, also Osprey and 2 Common Sandpipers

18 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, early morning

Friday 17th May

17 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 19.30, also Osprey (19.45), Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

18 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, early morningcharacteristics of this race, flava (or possibly Grey-headed Wagtail, thunbergi) on the scrape, 14.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and 2-3 Common Sandpipers

17 May  Sanderling  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point, 12.50, also 3 Greenshanks

17 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.25

17 May  Crossbill  Hanging Houghton – two mobile around the village, 06.50

Thursday 16th May

16 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pond this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers

16 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 18.10

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 17.10, also 2 Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 16.05

16 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 2 Hobbies

16 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 12.25, also 2 Dunlins

16 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, from Paul Britten Hide, 11.25, also male Ruff and 2 Black Terns on the main lake

16 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one on Fisherman’s Point, 08.30, also 2 Greenshank

Wednesday 15th May

15 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape, 17.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 male Ruffs and Greenshank

15 May  Greenshank  Ravensthorpe Res – five at midday, also Little Ringed Plover

15 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – three this morning

15 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.53

15 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two males still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 06.55, also Greenshank

Tuesday 14th May

14 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one male still, on Brayshaw’s Bund, 16.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers

14 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at North Lake, 08.50

14 May  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – two males on Brayshaw’s Bund, 06.55

14 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – two on the main barrage lake, 06.45, also 2 Northern Wheatears still and escaped female Bufflehead

Monday 13th May

13 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at the far end of North Lake, with sheep at Mallows Cotton today

13 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

13 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over, 10.30

Sunday 12th May

12 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

12 May  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one this afternoon, also 4+ Hobbies

12 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on North Lake, in tree with Cormorants on large island, 13.15

12 May  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over, 10.45, also 3 Black Terns through east

12 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – four still, 10.40

12 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – five still, 08.30 all showing characteristics of race leucorhoa ‘Greenland Wheatear’, along Hardingstone Dyke on the southern side of the main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 08.30

12 May  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one again with cattle on North Lake, viewed from Hog’s Dyke Path, 08.25

Saturday 11th May

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Wellingborough – two at Park Farm Estate this evening, SP85556808

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – at least five, all showing characteristics of race leucorhoa ‘Greenland Wheatear’, along Hardingstone Dyke on the southern side of the main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 15.45

11 May  Whimbrel  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 14.55

11 May  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – four still, early afternoon

11 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

11 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one still, 08.00

Friday 10th May

10 May  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 19.30, also Black Tern still, 6 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

10 May  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam again this evening

10 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one still, 18.30

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 16.45, also Black Tern, still, plus Whinchat and 3 Northern Wheatears

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 15.50, also Black Tern, still

10 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 14.30

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two still on the main barrage lake, 14.20

10 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – four, 14.15

10 May  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two females still, in The Narrows, 13.15

10 May  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – one, 13.00

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two back again on the main barrage lake, 12.45

10 May  Black Tern  Ditchford GP – three on Higham Lake this morning, also Common Sandpiper

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four back again on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 11.45

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four flew off east from the A45 Lay-by Pit, 11.30

10 May  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two still in field along Hardingstone Dyke on southern edge of main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 11.10, also 4 Northern Wheatears there and escaped female Bufflehead still on main barrage lake

10 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 10.40

10 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.35, on Round Island

10 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east, 09.50

10 May  Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two females off the dam, 09.45, also Osprey

10 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one, 09.40

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two remained until 09.35, when they were flushed by a dog-walker and flew off east, also Black Tern and escaped female Bufflehead

10 May  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in Wader Bay, 08.10, also 8 Ringed Plovers and 12 Dunlins on the scrape

10 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – four on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.55

10 May  Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – two, 06.15, also Whimbrel, 5 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper and Black Tern

10 May  Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – one on the dam

Thursday 9th May

09 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one still on the dam, 19.10, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 Dunlins

09 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 16.40

09 May  Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two on fenceline along Hardingstone Dyke on southern edge of main barrage lake, four pylons along from the Premier Inn, 16.35, also 2 female Northern Wheatears there and 18 Dunlins on the lake

09 May  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – one, 15.55, also 2 Black Terns

09 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – two at 12.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Yellow Wagtails

09 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – four flew north-east early afternoon, additionally 2 Grey Plovers also flew north-east, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 3 Black Terns and Arctic Tern – all from the dam

09 May  Whimbrel  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and Black Tern

09 May  Garganey  Pitsford Res – drake north of causeway this morning, also Arctic Tern off dam, Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Redshanks and 2 Black Terns

09 May  Little Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island, 08.15

09 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 07.00, on Round Island, also drake Garganey on the scrape plus 8 Ringed Plovers and 6 Dunlins

Wednesday 8th May

08 May  Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – at least 8 on Mary’s Lake this evening

08 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 18.15

08 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 17.40, on Round Island, also 4 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Boddington Res – one, late afternoon

08 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – five still, 16.35

08 May  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 15.00, flew toward Hollowell

08 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 15.00, also Ringed Plover, 4+ Little Ringed Plovers, 15-17 Dunlins and 7 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – sixteen still off the dam, 14.45, also 10 Ringed Plovers, 18 Bar-tailed Godwits over, 2 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks and Arctic Tern

08 May  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern shore of the main barrage lake, 14.35, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins, Redshank and 5 Black Terns

08 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – two, 14.20, also 3 Hobbies, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

08 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still, 14.20, also Dunlin and 3 Black Terns

08 May  Little Tern  Ravensthorpe Res – one reported, 13.30, also Osprey and Arctic Tern

08 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – three still, 13.00

08 May  Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one flew through by the sailing club, 12.40, also Dunlin, Redshank and 16 Black Terns still

08 May  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake, 12.30, also Common Sandpiper

08 May  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one flew east, 12.15, also 28 Arctic Terns flew north, 11.00, Osprey, 12.30, plus 19 Dunlins, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 2 Black Terns

08 May  Grey Plover  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 11.55, also Bar-tailed Godwit still, plus 5 Ringed Plovers and 10 Dunlins

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape, 10.15

08 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one from the dam, 09.20, also Common Sandpiper

08 May  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – three, 08.30, also 7 Arctic Terns, Dunlin, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 13 Yellow Wagtails

08 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – three on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.30

08 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – sixteen off the dam, 08.15, also drake Garganey over and Arctic Tern

08 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on scrape, 06.45, then flew off, also Grey Plover on Brayshaw’s Bund, 08.25, Bar-tailed Godwit to right of scrape from Paul Britten Hide, 08.10, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlins, 6 Redshanks, Common Sandpiper, 3 Black Terns on main lake, 09.10 and female Northern Wheatear still

Tuesday 7th May

07 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – nine off the dam this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Arctic Terns

07 May  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – seven off the dam, 19.15

07 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – fifteen still on the main lake, 19.15

07 May  Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – one in hedge near feeders, 18.45

07 May  Black Tern  Stanwick GP – minimum of 20 on the main lake, 18.35

07 May  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 17.55

07 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two still, 17.25

07 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – still off the dam, 17.05 also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 5 Black Terns

07 May  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one, 16.30

07 May  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two, 16.30

07 May  Black Tern  Stanford Res – twelve, late afternoon

07 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one off the dam, also Black Tern and 4 Arctic Terns

07 May  Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on scrape briefly, 10.50 but no further sign, also female Northern Wheatear still

Monday 6th May

06 May  Northern Wheatear  Glapthorn – male in elephant grass stubble field opposite, and up the hill, from Glapthorn Cow Pastures this morning

06 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one still on the east side of the Daventry Road, 11.50

06 May  Arctic Tern  Ringstead GP – one on Kinewell Lake, 11.30

06 May  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – female still on scrape, left of Paul Britten Hide, 11.30

Sunday 5th May

05 May  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – a female this afternoon

05 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today, in crop field adjacent to Elinor Trout Lake

05 May  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – a female from Paul Britten Hide this morning, also 2 Dunlins

05 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also Hobby

05 May  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 11.15

05 May  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, mid-morning

05 May  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – four on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.00

05 May  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two flew north, 08.40

05 May  Marsh Harrier  Polebrook AF – one flew toward Warmington, 08.30

05 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over, 08.25

Saturday 4th May

04 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew over the causeway toward the dam, 17.00

04 May  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 14.20

04 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one near Brayshaw’s Bund, visible from old railway track, 13.00, also 2 Arctic Terns on Round Island

04 May  Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake, 11.35, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

04 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pond, 09.45

04 May  Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the main lake before flying north, 09.30, also Common Sandpiper

04 May  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 09.20

04 May  Whinchat  Earls Barton GP – one in the field adjacent to Pete Wild’s Lake, 09.00, also Hobby and Bar-tailed Godwit at adjacent Summer Leys LNR

04 May  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing north of the dam, 07.55

04 May  Whinchat  Sywell CP – male at the northern end, by Wilby Road, 07.30

Friday 3rd May

03 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one late afternoon, also Hobby, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and White Wagtail

03 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again this afternoon

03 May  Whinchat  Northampton – male at Fleetlands Farm, Duston (no public access), this afternoon

03 May  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – two in The Narrows, south of the causeway, mid-morning

Thursday 2nd May

02 May  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over, 15.15, also first-summer Whooper Swan still

02 May  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one today

02 May  Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – female on northern side of peninsula in Main Barrage Lake, 13.20 (presumed mobile, metal-ringed escape)

02 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – one still in first field on left of stile, on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 10.00

Wednesday 1st May

01 May  Osprey  Crick – one flew west over Foxholes Fisheries, 16.30

01 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – still in first field on left of stile, on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 14.30

01 May  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

01 May  Osprey  Daventry CP – one, 12.38, flew toward Borough Hill

01 May  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – at least one female, still on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.30

01 May  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.15

Tuesday 30th April

30 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one from Screen Hide, 20.00, also Whimbrel

30 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – male by the second bunker this afternoon

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – at least one female, still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 15.15

30 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still and Great Egret

30 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on Gull Island, 12.20, also Hobby and Dunlin

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – two females again in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.15

30 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Moulton – one in a private garden in Cottingham Drive, 11.15

30 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 10.30

30 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – one, 10.20

30 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – two females  in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, before being flushed by dog-walkers into adjacent field on the opposite side of the farm track, 10.15

Monday 29th April

29 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still today

29 Apr  Hen Harrier  Polebrook AF – a ‘ringtail’ this evening, 18.00

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 17.45

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 15.15

29 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one today

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female still in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 13.40

29 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Newnham Hill – female in first field on left of stile on the east side of the Daventry Road, near the summit, 12.15

⊗   29 Apr  Black Redstart  Deene – no sign of ‘female-type’ at St Peter’s Church this morning

29 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, 08.00

Sunday 28th April

28 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – female, 18.30

28 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew north from the dam toward the causeway, 16.55

28 Apr  Black Redstart  Deene – ‘female-type’ at St Peter’s Church today, reportedly present for several days

28 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two flew over toward Mary’s Lake (EGBP), 16.05

28 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still, in Wader Bay, 12.15, also Hobby over

28 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake), still on shoreline by Wader Bay, 08.10

Saturday 27th April

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay this evening

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – at least two this evening

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – fifteen, 17.35

27 Apr  Common Redstart  Maidwell – male at Blueberry Farm, in hedge at the bottom of ‘The Hill Field’

27 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 17.05, also 6 Yellow Wagtails

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – at least 10, 16.55

27 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake), on shoreline by Wader Bay, 13.25, also Whimbrel

27 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one, early afternoon

27 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – one on IL&M’s Dragonfly Lake, late morning

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – three over, 08.00, also Whimbrel through

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two over, north, 08.00 also White Wagtail

27 Apr  Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

27 Apr  Great Egret  Daventry CP – still this morning but no sign of Black-necked Grebes

Friday 26th April

26 Apr  Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – two still in Guilsborough Bay, 19.00

26 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – four still at the southern end, 16.10, also Great Egret at the grit trap

26 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over Guilsborough Bay, 12.45, also 2 Whimbrels and Yellow Wagtail

26 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still on Elinor Trout Lake, 13.30, also 2 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Great Egrets

26 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, still, 13.20

26 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – four at the southern end, 13.00

26 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one still, 08.50, also 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Upper Benefield – one in sheep fields along the Deenethorpe Road, 08.50

Thursday 25th April

25 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, 20.00, also Greenshank still, Common Sandpiper, Black Tern still, White Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail

25 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – three flew north-east over the dam, 19.20, also Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew west, north of the causeway, 18.30

25 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 17.15, also Greenshank

25 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 16.20, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Whimbrel and 4 Yellow Wagtails

25 Apr  Little Tern  Thrapston GP – one over island on Aldwincle Lake, 15.20, then flew toward Town Lake

25 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) at midday

25 Apr  Little Tern  Boddington Res – still, 11.30

25 Apr  Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still, 09.15, from Screen Hide, also Ruff and Common Sandpiper

25 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by the first bunker, 08.50

25 Apr  Little Tern  Boddington Res – one, 08.30, also 2 Arctic Terns

25 Apr  Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island, 08.10, also drake Garganey off Fisherman’s Point, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 6 Redshanks and 3 Common Sandpipers

25 Apr  Black Tern  Stanford Res – one through at 07.10, also Great Egret at the dam end and 2 Whimbrels through, north-east, 08.05

Wednesday 24th April

24 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew north, 19.30, also Bar-tailed Godwit still, 19.15 plus 8 Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male again on dam, 18.05, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 15+ Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one between Screen Hide and the feeding station, 15.50

24 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 15.50

24 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on Fisherman’s Point, 13.30, also 2 Hobbies

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point, 12.30

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern side of the main barrage lake, 12.00

24 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – one this morning, also Common Sandpiper

24 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – forty-seven late morning before flying east

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 09.55

24 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on Main Lake, 08.30

Tuesday 23rd April

23 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Stanford Res – male on dam, 19.20, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper

23 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two off the dam, briefly, before heading off high east, 19.12, also White Wagtail and 13 Yellow Wagtails

23 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – two flew east over the A45 Lay-by Pit, 17.00

23 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two through, east, 13.18, 2 Garganeys on Fisherman’s Point, 13.20, Whimbrel through, east, 13.13, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls still, on Gull Island, 13.20

23 Apr  Whimbrel  Clifford Hill GP – two through, east over the main barrage lake, 13.05, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Arctic Terns, four Little Gulls, 3 Arctic Terns and Greenshank through, east, 12.45

23 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay, 12.40

23 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults on Fisherman’s Point, 12.30, also Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper and 8 Little Gulls

23 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – the 4 flew off east, 12.00

23 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake, 11.55

23 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – again with cattle on north side of North Lake, 11.30

23 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the foreshore across from Pioneer Hide, 11.05, also 2 Arctic Terns and 4 Little Gulls, plus Northern Wheatear in front of feeding station

23 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Thrapston GP – two on pools at north end of Aldwincle lake this morning

23 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake, 09.30, also adult Little Gull on Aldwincle Lake

Monday 22nd April 

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two adults flew over the scrape, 16.30

22 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake, 16.45, also 2 adult Little Gulls plus Arctic Tern over Aldwincle Lake and first-summer Whooper Swan still on Elinor Trout Lake

22 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers

22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – again with cattle on north side of North Lake, 14.30

22 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – twenty-eight flew east, along with a Black-tailed Godwit, 12.30

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults again, flew north-east over the A45 Lay-by Pit, 12.15, also Common Sandpiper

22 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) in Wader Bay, 11.50

22 Apr  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake, 11.45

⊗   22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign with cattle on north-west side of North Lake, 11.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 11.00

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults flew north-west over the main lake, 10.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 10.30

22 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – a ‘cream crown’ flew south-west over Mary’s Lake, 09.50

22 Apr  Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.35

22 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – four on the main barrage lake, 09.20

22 Apr  Osprey Stanwick GP – one flew south-west along the River Nene, crossing the A6 and on over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 09.06

22 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – seven on the main lake, 08.45

22 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on north-west side of North Lake, 08.30

22 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwicle Lake, 08.30

22 Apr  Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the inlet, early morning

Sunday 21st April

21 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 14.35

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 14.00, viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Great Egret  Grafton Regis – one near the nature reserve, 14.00

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two still on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 11.40, viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one flew over Aldwicle Lake late morning, also first-summer Whooper Swan in crop filed north of Elinor Lake

21 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in front of Screen Hide, 11.35

21 Apr  Avocet  Ditchford GP – two on the meadow pools at the north-east end of Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.15, best viewed from the end of Lime Street, Irthlingborough

21 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake in front of Screen Hide, 08.45

21 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 08.15, also Great Egret on A45 Lay-by Pit

21 Apr  Greenshank  Stanford Res – one flew over at the dam end, 07.15

Saturday 20th April

20 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – two on the main lake, 12.45

20 Apr  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – a wing-tagged ‘cream crown’ flew west

20 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Thrapston GP – an adult this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Great Egrets

20 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – two by the first bunker, 10.00

20 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 09.15, also Great Egret

20 Apr  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape, 08.50

20 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle on west side of North Lake, 08.45

20 Apr  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, 07.25

20 Apr  Greenshank  Pitsford Res – one flew over the dam, 06.30, also Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

Friday 19th April

19 Apr  Short-eared Owl  Stanwick GP – one by Black Bridge, near North Lake, 19.25

19 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern shore of the main lake, mid-evening

19 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 18.05, also Green Sandpiper and 10+ Yellow Wagtails

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – a female this afternoon

19 Apr  Great Egret  Daventry CP – one this afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

19 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle by North Lake, 15.40

19 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on the island in Aldwincle Lake, 15.30, also Curlew

19 Apr  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one still on pools on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake, 13.45

19 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-summer still, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

19 Apr  Arctic Tern  Ditchford GP – two on IL&M’s Higham Lake, early afternoon, also female Pintail and Common Sandpiper

19 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on Aldwincle Lake at midday, also Great Egret

19 Apr  Common Redstart  Summer Leys LNR – a male along the old rail track this morning

19 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake by feeding station this morning, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 11.00

19 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle in the north-west corner of North Lake, although elusive in long grass and sedges, 10.45, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls on A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.15

19 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Daventry CP – drake, 10.45

19 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Hanging Houghton – one along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.30, near hedge with ‘Environmental Headlands’ sign, also Yellow Wagtail

19 Apr  Black Tern  Hollowell Res – two, 09.00

19 Apr  Great Egret  Oundle – one on flood by A605 this morning

19 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in a tree east of Pintail Bay, 08.45

19 Apr  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Common Snipe

Thursday 18th April

18 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this evening

18 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Kelmarsh – one near wind turbines, 17.45

18 Apr  Common Redstart  Hellidon – a male on private land this evening

18 Apr  Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one in pools on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake, 13.40

18 Apr  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one reported off feeding station early afternoon

⊗   18 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign of yesterday’s bird at the northernmost end this morning

18 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – two adults on Town Lake, 11.40

18 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 11.35, also Whimbrel and Green Sandpiper

18 Apr  Little Gull  Kettering – at least one still on Wicksteed Park Lake this morning

18 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Rushden – one on a roundabout on spire road, 10.15, SP96306783

18 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape, 10.10, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers and 3 Dunlins

18 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 09.30

Wednesday 17th April

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still with cattle at the northernmost end, 19.30

17 Apr  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 19.00

17 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Brackley – a female in a field west of the town, adjacent to Manor Farm

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, now back with cattle at the northernmost end, 17.30

17 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – at least one still on the scrape, 16.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, and 5 Dunlins

17 Apr  Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – two this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlins and White Wagtail, 15.30

17 Apr  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, showing on west edge of island in North Lake, viewed from cycle path, 15.30

17 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – three on the dam, 15.20, also Yellow Wagtail

17 Apr  Cattle Egret Stanwick GP – one with cattle at the northernmost end before flying to willow tree on large island on North Lake, 14.10

17 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.30, in tree beyond the hedge with ‘Environmental Headlands’ sign

17 Apr  Little Gull  Kettering – two on Wicksteed Park Lake this morning

17 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult on main lake, 10.30, also 2 drake Garganeys (one scrape and in Wader Bay), also Great Egret and Dunlin

17 Apr  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning

17 Apr  Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 08.15, also drake Garganey, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Common Snipe

Tuesday 16th April

16 Apr  Pied Flycatcher  Barton Seagrave – male in line of trees bordering Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave playing field, 20.00, before being lost in nearby chestnut trees

16 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one this evening

16 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still this evening, also Great Egret

16 Apr  Arctic Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one off the feeding station, 18.00, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still on scrape

16 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 17.00

16 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still by the feeding station late morning, also 2 Great Egrets, 4 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

16 Apr  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – reported again in Pintail Bay, 10.50, also Osprey

16 Apr  Common Redstart  Rothersthorpe – a male in hedge in south-east corner of small horse paddock, off Banbury Lane, 200 m west of the village, visible from metal gate with discarded traffic cones, 09.25  SP709567

16 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two between 09.10 and 09.20, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

16 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still by the feeding station, 09.05 also Great Egret

16 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 09.00 and one over east, 09.15

Monday 15th April

15 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake, 12.25

15 Apr  Woodlark  Pitsford Res – one flew low east over the dam, calling, toward back of Moulton Grange Bay, 10.40, also Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers and Northern Wheatear still

15 Apr  Osprey  Oundle – one flew west along the River Nene, 10.25

15 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 10.00, also drake Garganey still

15 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one below the dam, 09.45

15 Apr  Ruff  Summer Leys LNR – one on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 09.05

15 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Stanwick GP – one on the spit on the main lake, 08.40

15 Apr  Common Redstart  Daventry CP – a male in paddock immediately east of the country park, in hedge leading away from the track off the Long Buckby road, a field’s width from the road, 08.35

15 Apr  Greenshank  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 07.30, also Great Egret and 6 Yellow Wagtails

15 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 07.15

Sunday 14th April

14 Apr  White Wagtail  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, late afternoon

14 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to its original location, approximately 1 km west of Brampton Valley Way, 18.15

14 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 09.00

14 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 08.05

14 Apr  Jack Snipe  Barnwell – one on the flood adjacent to Barnwell Lock, early morning

Saturday 13th April

13 Apr  Common Redstart  Hellidon – a male on private land, 16.20

13 Apr  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries, early afternoon

13 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one by the feeding station, 12.30

13 Apr  Osprey  Earls Barton GP – one flew high east over Mary’s Lake, 10.47, also Great Egret on Hardwater Lake, 12.25

13 Apr  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one still this morning

13 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, also 3 Pink-footed Geese in adjacent wheat field

13 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 07.20

13 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 07.10

Friday 12th April

12 Apr  Common Crane  Hanging Houghton – one flew high north, 17.20

12 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 15.30

12 Apr  Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing at Aldwincle Lake 11.10, having been present in a tree at Elinor Trout Lake, one hour earlier; also Great Egret and 3 Pink-footed Geese

12 Apr  Knot  Knot Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.00, also adult Little Gull

12 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton, still off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in hedge by derelict red brick barn, 09.40

12 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Gull Island, 08.15, also Great Egret on the scrape

12 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two early morning, also Green Sandpiper

Thursday 11th April

11 Apr  Greenland Wheatear  Daventry CP – two males in paddock east of the country park

11 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam this evening, also 2 Great Egrets (one at the settling pond and one in trees at nearby Stanford Hall)

11 Apr  Great Egret  Aldwincle – one

11 Apr  Common Redstart  Earls Baron GP – male in bushes north of Mary’s Lake, 17.35

11 Apr  Little Gull Clifford Hill GP – two, 15.45, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Northern Wheatears and 5 White Wagtails

11 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, viewed from hard standing next to large barn, 13.20

11 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – three on Dragonfly Lake, Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 10.35

11 Apr  Osprey  Ditchford GP – one flew east over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 09.55

11 Apr  Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east, 09.30

11 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, 08.30

11 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one from the dam, 08.15, also Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail

Wednesday 10th April

10 Apr  White Wagtail  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 17.15

10 Apr  Little Gull Clifford Hill GP – two this evening, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Northern Wheatear and 9 White Wagtails

10 Apr  Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one over, 16.00

10 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, 15.30

10 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon

10 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, this afternoon

10 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still in front of feeding station

10 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one still 12.30, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Little Gull

10 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – two, mid-morning, also adult Little Gull plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

10 Apr  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 10.15, also Green Sandpiper

10 Apr  Tree Pipit  Daventry CP – one over, north, 09.58

10 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, this morning

10 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.15, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still on the main lake

10 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two from the dam, 08.00, also Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay and Peregrine

10 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream this morning

Tuesday 9th April

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four still, off the feeding station, 19.10

09 Apr  Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one fishing, early evening

09 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, near to the straw pile, 18.45

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four still, off the feeding station, 18.30, also Great Egret, 4 Little Ringed Plovers and White Wagtail

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on A45 Lay-by Pit, 18.25

09 Apr  Bar-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one, 17.30, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Arctic Tern, 12 Little Gulls and Yellow Wagtail

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – one still, 17.10, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – two on the Main Lake, 16.35

09 Apr  Great Egret  Sulby Res – two this afternoon

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – two again in Guilsborough Bay, late afternoon, also 2 Dunlins and 3 White Wagtails

09 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two off the dam, 13.25, also Peregrine

09 Apr  Little Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – two (adult and second-summer), 12.15, also Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still at midday, also 2 Dunlins

09 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning

09 Apr  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets still

09 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – four on the main barrage lake, 10.45, also 2 Curlews, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow Wagtail and 8-10 White Wagtails (all at the pools along the northern shoreline)

09 Apr  White Wagtail  Summer Leys LNR – two on Fisherman’s Point, Main Lake, 09.30

09 Apr  Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – one this morning

09 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – second-summer still on A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and Great Egret

09 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one still this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 3 Dunlins

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – one, 08.05, also Curlew and Green Sandpiper

09 Apr  Common Scoter  Summer Leys LNR – four from Pioneer Hide, 08.05

09 Apr  Little Gull  Boddington Res – three this morning

09 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by the stream, this morning

09 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer on the main lake, 07.10

Monday 8th April

08 Apr  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – one off the dam briefly, 18.45, also 11 Little Gulls still, falling to 6 by 19.30, plus Common Sandpiper

08 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Hellidon – one briefly today

08 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, late evening

08 Apr  Little Gull  Hollowell Res – eleven, early evening

08 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – twelve, early evening

08 Apr  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one with 8 Little Gulls, 18.10, all of which flew high east at 18.30, also 2 Curlews and 2 Northern Wheatears

08 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer on the A45 Layby Pit, 17.20

08 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in tree by dung pile, opposite large barn, 16.10

08 Apr  Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – two in Guilsborough Bay, 16.00, also 7 Little Gulls

08 Apr  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one off the Holly Tree, 13.30, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

08 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Bugbrooke – four east of village, 11.45

08 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three late morning, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

08 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay mid-morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

08 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, this morning, also Green Sandpiper

08 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Sunday 7th April

07 Apr  Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – one, late evening

07 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Bugbrooke – two in field with owl box, east of village, 11.45

07 Apr  Little Gull  Pitsford Res – two off the dam late morning, also Northern Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail, plus drake Red-crested Pochard in Walgrave Bay

07 Apr  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake, 11.00, also 2 more Pink-footed Geese in field immediately north of Elinor Trout Lake

07 Apr  Little Gull  Ditchford GP – two on IL&M Dragonfly Lake this morning

07 Apr  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – four (3 adults and a first-summer) on Aldwincle Lake, 10.20, also first-winter Whooper Swan and Pink-footed Goose still

07 Apr  harrier sp  Fawsley Park – ‘grey male’ flew north, c.10.10; also seen earlier at nearby Eydon

07 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Gretton – one south-east of the village, from Jurassic Way toward Harringworth Lodge this morning, grid ref: SP916946, also Osprey over

07 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two this morning

07 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, in front of feeding station, 09.25

07 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – two in the field behind the 4th pylon along from the Premier Inn 08.15, also 46 Golden Plovers flew south, 12 White Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail on the northern shoreline of the main barrage lake

07 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 07.30

07 Apr  Little Gull  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 06.30

Saturday 6th April

06 Apr  Jack Snipe  Northampton – one at Upton Mill, 18.15

06 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – six still on the main barrage lake, 17.55

06 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – three, 16.20

06 Apr  Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – nine on the main barrage lake, 15.50, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 White Wagtails

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 15.05

06 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – two adults, 13.25, also Green Sandpiper

06 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on the A45 Layby Pit, 12.50

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in the small trees by the stream, between the barn and small spinney, 12.25

06 Apr  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one this morning

06 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Yellow Wagtail by dam

06 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one in the field behind the 4th pylon along from the Premier Inn this morning, also Golden Plover, 5 White Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail

06 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – adult this morning (different individual to yesterday)

06 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, on Eddie’s Island, 08.07

06 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.25

06 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, close to the stream, 07.25

Friday 5th April

05 Apr  Little Gull  Hollowell Res – two adults, 18.30

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still along bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 18.00

05 Apr  Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult late afternoon

05 Apr  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults late afternoon

05 Apr  Little Gull  Daventry CP – adult late afternoon

05 Apr  Little Gull  Stanford Res – adult late afternoon, also Great Egret still

05 Apr  Common Redstart  Moulton – male on private land at Moulton College, late morning

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in hedge below small barn, 300 m south of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 200 m west of Brampton Valley Way, 10.15

05 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still mid-morning, also Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

05 Apr  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one at the eastern end of the main barrage lake, 09.15, also Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtails

05 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 07.25, also Green Sandpiper

05 Apr  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.25

05 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake from Screen Hide, 07.20

Thursday 4th April

04 Apr  Hen Harrier  Stoke Albany – one flew east over the B669 between Stoke Albany and Desborough AF, 15.35

04 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew south, 14.40, also White Wagtail

04 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two drakes off the Feeding Station, 13.25

04 Apr  Pink-footed Goose Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets still

04 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.15, also Peregrine and Green Sandpiper

04 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.50

Wednesday 3rd April

03 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake off the sailing club, 13.45

03 Apr  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, 2 Great Egrets and Curlew

03 Apr  Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, late morning

03 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still off the Feeding Station, 11.30

03 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper

03 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still off the Feeding Station, 08.50

03 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Tuesday 2nd April

02 Apr  Nordic Jackdaw  Kettering – one showing characteristics of this race at Castle Field, Wicksteed Park today

02 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one this morning, also another on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

02 Apr  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two this morning, also Green Sandpiper

02 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Monday 1st April

01 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 19.30

01 Apr  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still around Neville’s Lodge, 18.35

01 Apr  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still

01 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake between Chestnut Corner and Feeding Station, 14.30

01 Apr  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.30-12.55

01 Apr  Osprey  Pitsford Res – a male (’03’ from Rutland Water) over Maytrees Hide, 11.30

01 Apr  Ring Ouzel  Brampton Valley Way – male reported in a horse field at Draughton Crossing, 10.11 but no further sign, following subsequent search, by 11.30

Sunday 31st March

31 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening

31 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Northampton – male in horse paddock adjacent to Kingsthorpe Meadows LNR, off Mill Lane, 16.40

31 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one at the base of Fisherman’s Point, 13.00, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers

31 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – two (male and female) from the car park at midday

31 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – male at the first bunker this morning

31 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

31 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.00

Saturday 30th March

30 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this afternoon, also Short-eared Owl

30 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult on Rotary Island early afternoon, also drake Garganey on the main lake

30 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – second-summer north of the causeway, 11.05, also Common Sandpiper on causeway

30 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three on Gull Island late morning

30 Mar  Osprey  Bulwick – one over, 09.20

30 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 09.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Black-tailed Godwit and

30 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 08.50

30 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in trees east of the hide, 07.35

30 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.30

Friday 29th March

29 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00-18.00

29 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one near the old hide this afternoon

29 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still late morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, 2 Great Egrets and 2 Common Snipe

29 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Ditchford GP – one over Otter Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR, late morning

29 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.40, showing well along hedge with ‘Environmental Headland’ notice, also male Northern Wheatear and Corn Bunting

29 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake,10.00, visible only from the east side of the lake at a point 100m before the viewing screen

29 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – a male by the third bunker, 08.50

29 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one still in trees by Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 08.40

29 Mar  Osprey  Cold Ashby – one flew west over Honey Hill, 08.35

29 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning

Thursday 28th March

28 Mar  Hooded Crow  Summer Leys LNR – one photographed in flight over cattle field immediately north of the reserve

28 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00-18.00

28 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, 18.00

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one late afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 14.20

28 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one with Little Egrets, again in trees behind Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 13.20, largely obscured but visible from wooden platform on circular walk from Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre, before flying out of view into trees/scrub on the shopping centre side of the lake, 13.35

28 Mar  White Stork  Ditchford GP – one circling above the A6 the eastern end of Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows before finally drifting west over nearby Higham Ferrers, 12.55

28 Mar  Firecrest  Pitsford Res – one in the rear scrub area of Scaldwell Bay, beyond ringing hut and by vehicle bridge over stream, 11.25,

28 Mar  White Stork  Braunston – one drifting toward Barby, 08.45, as viewed from lay-by on A45, present yesterday in adjacent area of Warwickshire

28 Mar  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay, 08.15

28 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, at the dam end, 08.05

28 Mar  Ruff  Stanwick GP – sixteen on the main lake, 07.10

28 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.00

Wednesday 27th March

27 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the bund this evening

27 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, also Corn Bunting

27 Mar  Crossbill  Pitsford Res – two flew over Walgrave Bay this morning

27 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 08.40

27 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one just north of the reserve, 07.00

27 Mar  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.00

Tuesday 26th March

26 Mar  Common Crane  Holcot – two over, toward Pitsford Res, at midday

26 Mar  Osprey  Deene Lake – one over late morning, also 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

26 Mar  Common Crane  Moulton – two over, south, 10.25

26 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – one still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still, Great Egret, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

26 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay, 08.35, also drake Red-crested Pochard off the sailing club

26 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 08.30, also Green Sandpiper

26 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stanwick GP – one along the causeway of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.10

26 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.05

Monday 25th March

25 Mar  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 16.15, from Pioneer Hide

25 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – no further sign of one in trees below Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 14.15

25 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke

25 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least one, still

25 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still, late morning, also two Great Egrets and 2 Green Sandpipers but no sign of Ring-necked Duck

25 Mar  Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one in trees below Cormorant colony on Delta Lake, 11.35, visible from wooden platform on circular walk from Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre and apparently present in the area for several days

25 Mar  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake near the feeding station, 08.30

Sunday 24th March

24 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this afternoon

24 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake again at southern end of Aldwincle Lake, 11.15, but visible only from South Hide or between there and the raised bench

24 Mar  Jack Snipe  Thrapston GP – one near Kirby Hide, 10.10 but no sign of Ring-necked Duck

24 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 09.30

24 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, now just west of the Brampton Valley Way, 09.15, also Northern Wheatear

24 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, by the River Nene but no sign of yesterday’s Avocets

Saturday 23rd March

23 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

23 Mar  Common Crane  Brixworth – two flew east, 17.15

23 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake, 16.00

23 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR/DIRFT3 – one still, 15.55

23 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, Keepers Lodge Bay, 15.50

23 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Little Ringed Plover and 3 Redshanks

23 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two still on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 14.35

23 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Mears Ashby – female just north of the village, east of Highfield Road, early afternoon

23 Mar  Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two on Fisherman’s Point, on the main lake, 10.50 and still present 12.05

23 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two still, late morning

23 Mar  Crossbill  Kelmarsh – one flew over Scotland Wood, 10.00

23 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay, 09.10

23 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.45, also Corn Bunting

23 Mar  Great Northern Diver Pitsford Res – at least one, still, off Pintail Bay, 07.35

Friday 22nd March

22 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – second-winter again, also 3 Great Egrets

22 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.55, also 2 Corn Buntings

22 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two, late morning

22 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.38, though mobile and elusive

22 Mar  Whooper Swan Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still but no sign of yesterday’s Ring-necked Duck

Thursday 21st March

21 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this evening

21 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

21 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, north of the dam, 16.55

21 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stortons GP – one in ringers’ cut in the reedbed, 16.00

21 Mar  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake, from Kirby Hide, 15.00

21 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – a male just north of the summit compound mid-morning

21 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 08.25, also Great Egret

21 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, also Corn Bunting

21 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, 07.55

Wednesday 20th March

20 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one still

20 Mar  Jack Snipe  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this evening, also 40 Common Snipe

20 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 16.50, also Great Egret

20 Mar  ‘Viking’ Gull Daventry CP – a juvenile Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid between 10.00 and 10.30, then flew off

20 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still on Elinor Trout Lake, plus 2 Great Egrets

20 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit from Screen Hide

20 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, also Northern Wheatear and 2 Corn Buntings

20 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 06.55

Tuesday 19th March

19 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still, early evening

19 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, late morning, also first-winter Whooper Swan still by the sailing club on Town Lake

19 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR today

19 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off the causeway car park this afternoon, also Merlin

19 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off the causeway car park

19 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still off the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.00

19 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

19 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

19 Mar  Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.30, also 9 Redshanks

Monday 18th March

18 Mar  Black Redstart  Great Doddington – a female in Glenfield Drive

18 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – seven or eight in larches by the car park this afternoon

18 Mar  Great Egret  Welton – one flew west, 17.04 and appeared to land

18 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, viewable distantly in small plantation on top of hill, 16.55

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 16.20, also Green Sandpiper

18 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

18 Mar  Jack Snipe  Pitsford Res – one today, also 48 Common Snipe

18 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – male still in the north-west corner of the main lake’s grazing area, 200 m from the entrance from Lakeside, 13.25

18 Mar  White Wagtail  Hardingstone GP – one in horse paddock on the southern perimeter, 13.00, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

18 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult early afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, 12.00, also 3 Great Egrets

18 Mar  Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew north over Brixworth CP, 12.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay and 2 Great Northern Divers still, between the causeway and The Narrows

18 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, late morning, also Great Egret

18 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, c.400 m south of the causeway, 09.30

Sunday 17th March

17 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult in the roost this evening, also 2 Great Egrets and 2 Pink-footed Geese, still

17 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR today

17 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – male still, in the north-west corner of the main lake’s grazing area, 200 m from the entrance from Lakeside, 12.15

17 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one at the settling pond, 11.35

17 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still at the southern end of Town Lake, 11.30

17 Mar  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter still, 11.00, also Redshank and Jack Snipe

17 Mar  Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – one on the northern side, between the muddy peninsula and the entrance from Lakeside, 10.30

17 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also Great Egret

17 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this morning

17 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Clifford Hill GP – adult, 08.45, also White Wagtail

17 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 07.50, also 2 Corn Buntings

17 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 06.55, also Curlew over, 07.50

17 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 06.45

Saturday 16th March

16 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still north of the dam this afternoon, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

16 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

16 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Friday 15th March

15 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake

15 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, late afternoon

15 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

15 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – one still by Elinor Trout lake this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

15 Mar  Great Grey Shrike Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning

Thursday 14th March

14 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one reported from Pioneer Hide during the afternoon

14 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

14 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still north of the dam, 17.00

14 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 16.55

14 Mar  Great Egret  Crick – one at Foxholes Fisheries today (present since December 2018)

14 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter briefly before flying towards Shawell (Leics), 10.40, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still

Wednesday 13th March

13 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three at the dam end, 16.30

13 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, early afternoon

13 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning

Tuesday 12th March

12 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still early evening, also Great Egret

12 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still north of the dam, 17.30, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull north of the causeway

12 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

12 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

Monday 11th March

11 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

11 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still

11 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in hedgerow to the north of the bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.30, also male Merlin over

11 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets and Green Sandpiper

11 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags in crop field by Elinor Trout lake this morning, also 2-3 Great Egrets

11 Mar  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – one again in hedgerow along bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00

Sunday 10th March 2019

10 Mar  Merlin  Maidwell – male in the Blueberry Farm area, 14.20

10 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake, 12.15

10 Mar  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Moon Lake, 11.45

10 Mar  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the small lake opposite the Diamond Centre, 11.15

10 Mar  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Chester House Lake, 10.35

10 Mar  Kittiwake  Stanford Res – adult briefly, 08.50

10 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end, 08.05, also Great Egret in Blowers Lodge Bay

Saturday 9th March

09 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end, also Great Egret at the settling pond, plus Redshank and Green Sandpiper

09 Mar  White Wagtail  Hollowell Res – two this morning, 11.00, also Jack Snipe and Stonechat

09 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four this morning, also Redshank

09 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – drake this morning, also Barnacle Goose

Friday 8th March

08 Mar  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this afternoon

08 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in field between the old hide and blue gate at the dam end

08 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this afternoon

08 Mar  Crossbill  Harlestone Heath – up to 11 this afternoon (one near the entrance and c.10 near the sawmill, 12.15)

08 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning, also 2 Curlews, which then flew east

Thursday 7th March

07 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Stanford Res – adult, 18.20

07 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still north of the dam, 16.55

07 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this morning

07 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keeper’s Lodge Bay this morning

07 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – at least one still with Greylags, at the entrance to Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also Great Egret on Heronry Lake and Curlew over

Wednesday 6th March

06 Mar  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – second-winter, 18.15

06 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this afternoon

06 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, near Peter Scott Hide, this morning, also Great Egret

Tuesday 5th March

05 Mar  Great Egret  Stanford Res – three this afternoon

05 Mar  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter, still, 12.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

05 Mar  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – two, male and female, drinking from puddles along track to hide today

05 Mar  Red-crested Pochard  Hardingstone GP – drake, early afternoon

05 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, in The Narrows, 12.50

05 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

Monday 4th March

04 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – two showing well in the picnic area plus several others heard calling in the larches near the car park

04 Mar  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult this afternoon, also 16 Common Snipe

04 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this afternoon

04 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at midday

04 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still

Sunday 3rd March

03 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon

03 Mar  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult, 11.30-12.00, also Jack Snipe on flood marsh

03 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – final total of 11-12 in larches near car park, late morning

03 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 9 in larches near car park, 10.40

Saturday 2nd March

02 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 3 this morning, along footpath south-east of the main track at SP964980

02 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake now at south-west end of main lake, 11.50

02 Mar  Crossbill  Hollowell Res – a female in the back of Guilsborough Bay, 10.35, also Jack Snipe and first-winter Caspian Gull

02 Mar  Jack Snipe  Stanford Res – one this morning

02 Mar  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 10.00, also third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

02 Mar  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still this morning, also 4 Great Egrets and Peregrine

02 Mar  Whooper Swan Northampton – two heard flying east over Duston, 07.00

02 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake again on small lake immediately south of the main lake and immediately west of the Visitor Centre Lake, 06.50

Friday 1st March

01 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake back at western end of main lake, 14.40

01 Mar  Crossbill  Irchester CP – male singing above the woodcutters’ buildings,14.15

01 Mar  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 13.05

01 Mar  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake relocated on small lake immediately south of the main lake and immediately west of the Visitor Centre Lake, viewed from the wooden 4-post sculpture, 12.00, also Dunlin and Curlew over north (08.50) but no further sign of the Cattle Egret

01 Mar  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake late morning, also 2 Pink-footed Geese adjacent to Elinor Trout Lake and 2 Great Egrets

01 Mar  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Dunlin, plus one Great Egret on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

01 Mar  Crossbill  Wakerley Great Wood – at least 3 south of the car park, 10.30

01 Mar  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile female again, below dam at 08.50, also 2 Great Egrets by the settling pond

01 Mar  Cattle Egret Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 07.45 but no sign of yesterday’s Ring-necked Duck

Thursday 28th February

28 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 16.30

28 Feb  Ring-necked Duck Stanwick GP – drake at the western end of the main lake, 14.35

28 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – still this morning, also 3 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great Egrets and Peregrine

28 Feb  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – at least 4 at Olney Lane end

Wednesday 27th February

27 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 18.00

27 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, north of the dam, 15.55

27 Feb  Great Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 12.40, also 2 Green Sandpipers

27 Feb  Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one on the central spit of the main lake, 09.00

27 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three this morning, also Redshank and Common Snipe

Tuesday 26th February

26 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one still, 17.00 to 17.35, visible distantly from the A5 at the disused entrance to DIRFT3 development site, also 3 Curlews

26 Feb  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost

26 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – adult summer on The Scrape, 12.15-12.35, then flew west, also 2 Great Egrets

26 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also White-fronted Goose and 2 Great Egrets

26 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this morning

26 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, early morning

Monday 25th February 2019

25 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

25 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Lilbourne Meadows LNR – one, 17.25, visible from the A5 at the disused entrance to DIRFT3 development site

25 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, in field next to dam, late morning

25 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – five again this morning

25 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – two still with Greylags this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

25 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning

Sunday 24th February

24 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two, possibly three, at Neville’s Lodge, 17.25-18.00

24 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard

24 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, also 3 Great Egrets and Peregrine

24 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 11.40, also Green Sandpiper

24 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards on nearby Pete Wilds’ Lake (Earls Barton GP)

24 Feb  Corn Bunting  Culworth – one with c.100 Yellowhammers, Chaffinches and Linnets, 2.5 km due south of the village, in roadside hedge opposite track to old farm building east of road, 10.00

24 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 08.45, also Green Sandpiper

Saturday 23rd February

23 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 17.35

23 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still, on the reservoir, 16.15

23 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four still

23 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter, 12,45, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

23 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Great Egret

23 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 2 still, 11.45

Friday 22nd February

22 Feb  White-fronted Goose  Byfield – several flew over, calling, 20.05

22 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening, 17.00-17.25

22 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this afternoon

22 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still on Elinor Trout Lake and 3 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

22 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – five this morning

22 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, at c.SP733744, late morning, though distant

22 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, west of causeway car park, 10.30

22 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Curlew over and Green Sandpiper on the dam

22 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 09.15

Thursday 21st February

21 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – juvenile female at Neville’s Lodge, 18.00

21 Feb  Cattle Egret  Location withheld – one photographed along the River Nene today

21 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this evening

21 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one still on Mary’s Lake today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards still

21 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.45, at c.SP733744

21 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 2 still today

21 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 12.30, also 2 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday 20th February

20 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this afternoon, also 100 Golden Plovers

20 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – five this afternoon

20 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – six still by woodcutters’ yard, 12.00

20 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

20 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – unspecified number by woodcutters’ yard, 09.15

Tuesday 19th February

19 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in The Narrows, late afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets north of the causeway but no sign of the Ring-necked Duck

19 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – again off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.15, at c.SP733744, but mobile

19 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – three by woodcutters’ huts, 13.00

⊗  19 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – no sign in 2-hour search off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late morning; one Corn Bunting still

19 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

Monday 18th February

18 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening

18 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile female still, 15.30, also adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost

18 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 6, 14.00

18 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still this morning

18 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – one this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

Sunday 17th February

17 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 17.40

17 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one this afternoon

17 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one still this afternoon

17 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on IL&M today

17 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys – two today, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on adjacent Mary’s Lake (Earls Barton GP)

17 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – at least 4 in trees to left of first car park, 11.40

17 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, initially on Elinor Trout Lake before moving to Town Lake, also 3 Great Egrets

17 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

17 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one, still, visible from dam around moored boats off sailing club, 08.20

17 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, at top of weedy field, 08.15

Saturday 16th February

16 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – juvenile female again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.30, also Short-eared Owl

16 Feb  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – juvenile flew west over the dam, 16.30, also male Merlin over setaside, 16.50

16 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, this afternoon

16 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight still, 14.50, but mobile

16 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still, 14.00

16 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 11.50, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

16 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake on main lake from Rotary Hide, 10.40, also 2 Great Egrets

16 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter, 10.40, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

16 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 09.40, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, also Merlin

16 Feb  Glossy Ibis  Overstone – a possible (unidentified ibis sp.) flew south between here and Moulton 08.30

Friday 15th February

15 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.48

15 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 16.35

15 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, today, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke

15 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (first-winter and second-winter) early afternoon

15 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

15 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter on Town Lake this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

15 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hollowell Res – one reported at the feeder stream end, 11.45

15 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Grendon Lakes, 11.35 (no sign of Ring-necked Duck)

15 Feb  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – third-winter, 10.15

Thursday 14th February

14 Feb  Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the roost this evening

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 17.00, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker

14 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles north of the dam, 15.45, also drake Red-crested Pochard

14 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile again below the pig farm, 600 m south of the causeway

14 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on IL&M

14 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present, 13.15, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker

14 Feb  Avocet  Hollowell Res – one on the east shore near the dam, 12.50. Note there is rowing disturbance.

14 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still early afternoon

14 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – several still, 12.35, 50 m from first car park

14 Feb  Great Egret  Cransley Res – one near the feeder stream end, 11.00

14 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still with Greylags this morning, in field behind Wimpy housing estate, alongside Town Walk

14 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also 4 Corn Buntings

Wednesday 13th February

13 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.25

13 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 15.20

13 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this afternoon, 14.30, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also male Merlin

13 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight still near playground area, 11.25

13 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still this morning

13 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still late morning

13 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 10.35, also 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, below pig farm 600 m south of the causeway, plus 9 Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay

Tuesday 12th February

12 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two still with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 17.15

12 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.05, also Short-eared Owl at 17.25

12 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on the main lake at Grendon Lakes, opposite the clubhouse/functions facility, 16.45

12 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 15.00

12 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight, mobile in larches between entrance and playground area, late morning

12 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still late morning

12 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning, 08.15, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Monday 11th February

11 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one in Keepers Lodge Bay early evening

11 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge from 16.30

11 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 15.00, also Great Northern Diver in The Narrows

11 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – eight in pines just past playground area, 13.00

11 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on North Lake this morning

11 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this morning, also one on adjacent Summer Leys LNR

11 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still present this morning off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and Corn Bunting

Sunday 10th February

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, again over feeders and setaside, 16.55

10 Feb  Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – one, 15.30

10 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four or five this afternoon

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, over feeders in Blowers Lodge Bay, 14.25

10 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one this afternoon

10 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two in Pintail Bay 13.30

10 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.00

10 Feb  Hen Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – a juvenile flew over the main lake at 13.00

10 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, 10.30, south of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker although distant

10 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

10 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 09.45

10 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags in the field with the Percy Pilcher Monument, opposite Stanford Hall, 08.40

10 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area this morning, off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker although distant

Saturday 9th February

09 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, from 16.15

09 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, juvenile Great Northern Diver between Pintail Bay and the causeway and adult Caspian Gull between Pintail Bay and the sailing club

09 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area today, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, by on-site traffic cone marker also at least 2 Corn Buntings

09 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two still this afternoon

09 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least one still in Scaldwell Bay, 14.25, also Redshank and 2 Stonechats

09 Feb  Crossbill  Irchester CP – two (one male) in pines close to playground area and drinking at nearby small pond early afternoon

09 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least one still this morning, also 7 Dunlin

09 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this morning

09 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still, over Downtown Wood, behind Blowers Lodge Bay, 09.05

09 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning

Friday 8th February

08 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

08 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again this morning, also drake Pintail and Great Egret

08 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Thursday 7th February

07 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in small bay east of Pintail Bay this afternoon, 14.00, also several Red-crested Pochards and two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still

07 Feb  Merlin  Yardley Chase – one between here and Easton Maudit

07 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – one on Aldincle Lake this morning, also adult White-fronted Goose and 4 Great Egrets

07 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two over the dam with Greylags, 09.50, also Great Egret and Green Sandpiper

07 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.30, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

Wednesday 6th February

06 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00

06 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows today

06 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in small bay east of Pintail Bay this afternoon, also two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still

06 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

06 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.00, by on-site traffic cone marker

06 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over Keepers Lodge Bay, 13.20, also 2 Great Egrets

06 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

06 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – two this morning

06 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and 2 Corn Buntings

Tuesday 5th February

05 Feb  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter late afternoon, also 2 Pink-footed Geese still and Great Egret

05 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon

05 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also two juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, near the dam

05 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three still, early afternoon, also 4-5 Great Egrets

05 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Corn Bunting

05 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on Mary’s Lake, 09.45, also 2 Great Egrets

Monday 4th February

04 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still today, also 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers still

04 Feb  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – two (adult and third-winter) in roost late afternoon before flying north

04 Feb  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.45-17.20

04 Feb  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

04 Feb  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over the feeding station

04 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two, early afternoon, also 2 Great Egrets

04 Feb  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter again, on Town Lake, this morning

04 Feb  Jack Snipe  Desborough AF – one this morning

04 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, 09.15

04 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, by on-site traffic cone marker also Merlin and several Corn Buntings

Sunday 3rd February

03 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.10, also at least 2 Short-eared Owls

03 Feb  Merlin  Chipping Warden – a female/immature flew north-west near Rectory Farm, 15.45

03 Feb  Smew  Thrapston GP – a drake at the southern end of Aldwincle Lake, 14.50, also 2 Pink-footed Gees and 2-3 Great Egrets

03 Feb  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on IL&M LNR still

03 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards at least one juvenile Great Northern Diver and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 14.15

03 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke 12.05, by on-site traffic cone marker also male Merlin and Corn Bunting

03 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two, 10.40, also Great Egret

03 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this morning, also at least one juvenile Great Northern Diver

03 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, on the ice to the left of North Hide, visible from the iron bridge, 09.00

03 Feb  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

03 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Saturday 2nd February

02 Feb  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway this afternoon

02 Feb  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 17.00

02 Feb  White-fronted Goose  Thrapston GP – adult on main lake at dusk

02 Feb  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 16.00, also Green Sandpiper

02 Feb  Great Egret  Hanging Houghton – one flew west over bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.30

02 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still in reeds at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, 15.00, also 3 Pink-footed Geese still

02 Feb  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two still on Mary’s Lake, 14.30

02 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.50, by on-site traffic cone marker 

02 Feb  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four this morning, also at least one Pink-footed Goose still on Elinor Trout Lake

02 Feb  Great Egret  Thorpe Malsor Res – one along the north bank, 11.35

02 Feb  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter still, 11.00, also Great Egret, 2 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

02 Feb  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay this morning, also 6 Red-crested Pochards in Catwalk Bay and 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers, still, off The Holly Tree

02 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin

02 Feb  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – five flew south, 08.05

Friday 1st February

01 Feb  Hen Harrier  Hanging Houghton – a ‘ringtail’ on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

01 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one still in reeds at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, viewed distantly from Kirby Hide, 15.20

01 Feb  Merlin  Ravensthorpe Res – one over nearby field, 14.30

01 Feb  Pink-footed Goose  Thrapston GP – three with Greylags by Elinor Trout Lake, this afternoon (not Tundra Bean Geese as previously reported)

01 Feb  Bittern  Thrapston GP – one showing well from North Hide on Aldwincle Lake, 12.15, also 3 Great Egrets

01 Feb  Great Egret  Stanford Res – two, 11.30

01 Feb  Tundra Bean Goose  Thrapston GP – two still with Greylags on Elinor Trout Lake, 11.25, also Pink-footed Goose still

01 Feb  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.05, by on-site traffic cone marker  also several Corn Buntings

Thursday 31st January

31 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two again at Neville’s Lodge, hunting around crop fields from 16.35

31 Jan  Tundra Bean Goose  Thrapston GP – two with Greylags on west side of Elinor Trout Lake, 15.35, also White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose still

31 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, mid-afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also several Corn Buntings

31 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ditchford GP – two (one drake) on IL&M Dragonfly Lake, 14.30

31 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, early afternoon

31 Jan  White-fronted Goose  Thrapston GP – one and a Pink-footed Goose with Greylags on west side of Elinor Trout Lake, early afternoon

31 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 11.25, also 6 Great Egrets north of the causeway

Wednesday 30th January

30 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one north of Neville’s Lodge, 15.25

30 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – at least two still north of the causeway today

30 Jan  Waxwing  Desborough – one at The Plens NR, 14.30, before flying north-west toward housing estate

30 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – three still this afternoon, mobile between the main lake and adjacent Mary’s Lake

30 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one, early afternoon, also Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid

30 Jan  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one this morning

30 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake again in Pintail Bay this morning

30 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin, 8 Golden Plovers and 2 Corn Buntings

Tuesday 29th January

29 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – at least 3 today, also c.200 Golden Plovers and one Common Snipe

29 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.15 but no sign of ‘ringtail’ Hen Harrier

29 Jan  Nordic Jackdaw  Stanwick GP – one around the main lake this afternoon

29 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two south of the causeway, in The Narrows near buoy ‘Y’, 11.00-11.30, also 13 Red-crested Pochards (8 drakes) and 3 Great Egrets

29 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two today

29 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

29 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.50, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Monday 28th January

28 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.50 to 17.00, also Short-eared Owl

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, late afternoon, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke 15.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

28 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two south of the causeway this afternoon, also 10 Red-crested Pochards, 4-5 Great Egrets, 2 Jack Snipe, 37 Common Snipe and Stonechat

28 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this morning

28 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still today, also 2 Great Egrets

28 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in Pintail Bay, 10.20

28 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, also 13 Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper

28 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile flew west, 08.40

28 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke this morning, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Sunday 27th January

27 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two juveniles still, off  the Sailing Club 17.00, also first-winter drake Scaup and third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

27 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, 16.40 to 17.00

27 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

27 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake again in Pintail Bay, 13.30  to 14.45

27 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 6 Great Egrets

27 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two, 11.20

27 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 10.25, over wood and disused railway track on southern side – best looked for south of green barns along Cold Ashby Road

27 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.35, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

Saturday 26th January

26 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – three at Neville’s Lodge, 16.45-17.00

26 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge, photographed, 16.15

26 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

26 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two flew west over Wilson’s Pits 16.00

26 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Heronry Lake this afternoon

26 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake in Scaldwell Bay, 12.30, also first-winter Scaup, c.17 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

26 Jan  Corn Bunting  Hanging Houghton – four on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.10, by on-site traffic cone marker  but no further sign of Great Grey Shrike this afternoon

26 Jan  Jack Snipe  Northampton – two at Barnes Meadow LNR this morning

26 Jan  Waxwing  Staverton – six flew over this morning

26 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Pintail Bay, 09.35 but not subsequently, also 2 Great Northern Divers still in The Narrows, plus adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10.45

26 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.15, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Corn Bunting

26 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, in hedge 100 m north of bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.00, by on-site traffic cone marker 

Friday 25th January

25 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – still, late afternoon, in flight and calling, with Skylarks off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in area of on-site traffic cone marker  also Great Grey Shrike still

⊗ 25 Jan  Waxwing  Northampton – no further sign of the one in Hardwick Road, East Hunsbury, to 15.45

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 15.15, by on-site traffic cone marker  also at least one Corn Bunting

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.30, by on-site traffic cone marker 

25 Jan  Waxwing  Northampton – one in Hardwick Road, East Hunsbury, 12.35, then flew south

25 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (first-winter and second-winter), 11.00, also 2 Peregrines, 3 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

25 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake

25 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also 5 Great Egrets

25 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again this morning, 10.35, in stubble field off bridleway to Cottesbrooke, in area of on-site  traffic cone marker  also Great Grey Shrike still

25 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, in Keepers Lodge Bay, 09.30

25 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.45, by on-site traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

Thursday 24th January

24 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

24 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again with Skylarks, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.00, in area of on-site  traffic cone marker 

24 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two again, in front of the hide and viewable from the dam, 13.25, also Great White Egret

24 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, 12.40, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

24 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, in hedgerow 500 m north of traffic cone marker  on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 12.30

24 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, 11.30, also drake Pintail and 3 Great Egrets

24 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this morning, south of the causeway, just east of Pintail Bay, also 19 Red-crested Pochards 300 m south of causeway car park and  2 Great Northern Divers off The Gorse Bushes

24 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 08.45, by on-site traffic cone marker  also Merlin and several Corn Buntings

Wednesday 23rd January

23 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

23 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this afternoon

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 14.50, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also 2+ Corn Buntings but no further reports of Lapland Bunting

23 Jan  Merlin  Hanging Houghton – one, 12.20, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke; no further sign of Great Grey Shrike, Lapland or Corn Buntings

23 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – again in flight, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.05, by on-site  traffic cone marker 

23 Jan  Lapland Bunting  Hanging Houghton – one with Skylark flock in same area as Great Grey Shrike, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.35, by on-site  traffic cone marker 

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.05, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also 2 Corn Buntings

23 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 09.20, by on-site  traffic cone marker  also Corn Bunting

Tuesday 22nd January

22 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late afternoon

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 16.20, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – ‘ringtail’ again at Neville’s Lodge this afternoon

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pits, 14.40

22 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – two over ‘rough area’, early afternoon

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still in same area, around millet field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 13.40, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – two west of Ditchford Lane, late morning, also Jack Snipe

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on hedge overlooking weedy field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 11.00, by on-site traffic cone marker

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – still on hedge overlooking weedy field on bridleway to Cottesbrooke, 10.20, ‘by a traffic cone’

22 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane, 09.15

22 Jan  Great Grey Shrike  Hanging Houghton – one on a hedge overlooking a weedy field on road to Cottesbrooke 09.10; no specific directions currently available

⊗ 22 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – no sign of drake on Grendon Lake to 09.00; drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid from nearby Summer Leys present with mixed Tufted Duck and Pochard flock

Monday 21st January

21 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still late afternoon, south of green barns along Cold Ashby Road

21 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two at Neville’s Lodge, 16.30

21 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 12.30, over fields behind wood along Cold Ashby Road, heading towards Park Farm

21 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake, 11.30

21 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Earls Barton GP – drake on Grendon Lake, 09.55

Sunday 20th January

20 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still today, also 5 Great Egrets

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – a ‘ringtail’, possibly juvenile male, at Neville’s Lodge, 16.10-16.35, also Short-eared Owl

20 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, off The Gorse Bushes, 14.30

20 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one with Greylags at the north-eastern end, 13.55

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, 12.00, by wood along old rail track

20 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (Cotton Reel Lake) and  Great Egret

20 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again this morning, flew across Blowers Lodge Bay toward wind turbines, 10.25, then quartering fields south of the dam 10.45

20 Jan  Caspian Gull  Chacombe – adult again around cattle sheds between the village and the A361

Saturday 19th January

19 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, viewed from Maytrees Hide, 16.30

19 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, Dragonfly Lake today, also Barnacle Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Great Egret, Redshank and 4 Common Snipe

19 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.30

19 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter still, 10.00, also Peregrine, Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

19 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult in field on southern perimeter, 09.35

19 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 3 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

19 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, flew toward wind turbines, 09.10

Friday 18th January

18 Jan  Siberian Chiffchaff  Stanwick GP – a ‘probable’ with 5 Chiffchaffs just before the open-backed hide at the north-east corner of the main lake, 14.45

18 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR at the eastern end of Dragonfly Lake, 14.30

18 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also drake Pintail and 3-4 Great Egrets on Aldwincle Lake

Thursday 17th January

17 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, late afternoon

17 Jan  Iceland Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter on the reservoir, 16.35

17 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still, on A45 Lay-by Pit, late afternoon

17 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a second-winter on the reservoir, 15.30

17 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this afternoon, also drake Pintail and 3 Great Egrets

17 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.30

17 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over setaside field then over feeders, 13.15

17 Jan  Great Egret  Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway 11.15, also 8 Red-crested Pochards

⊗ 17 Jan  Waxwing  Kettering – no sign this morning of yesterday’s three reported in St Mary’s Road, opposite Linden Medical Centre NN15 7NX

17 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off The Gorse Bushes, 08.55

Wednesday 16th January

16 Jan  Merlin  Badby – female/immature just west of A361, from the single track road to Lower Catesby, 16.25

16 Jan  Waxwing  Kettering – three reported in St Mary’s Road, late afternoon, feeding on berries opposite Linden Medical Centre NN15 7NX

16 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two on North Lake this afternoon, also Stonechat

16 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, south of reservoir, 15.30, viewed from track leading to Park Farm

16 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – juvenile again on reservoir, 15.30, also 2 White-fronted Geese

16 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still this afternoon

16 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, 11.15, also 2 Great Egrets

16 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, together off the sailing club, 07.45

Tuesday 15th January

15 Jan  Jack Snipe  Barnes Meadow LNR – five, 15.40

15 Jan  White-fronted Goose  Stanford Res – two with Greylags on the dam, 13.50

15 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter again this morning, also 2 Stonechats

15 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, 11.55, also 10 Red-crested Pochards and 4 Great Egrets

15 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least 4 this morning, 11.35

15 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, just east of The Gorse Bushes, 11.10

15 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – two flew east, 10.00

Monday 14th January

14 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, 16.15

14 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one again this afternoon

14 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one on the dam, early afternoon

14 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Walgrave Bay, 12.00, also 8+ Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

14 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanford Res – two on the dam, 11.40

14 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also drake Pintail, 2 Great Egrets and Stonechat

Sunday 13th January

13 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – second-winter male again at Neville’s Lodge, 15.55 to 16.25

13 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one again briefly at Neville’s Lodge, 15.30

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake off point between Scaldwell Bay and Walgrave Bay, 13.50, also drake Pintail, 12 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great Egrets, Redshank and 2 Stonechats

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the main lake, 13.30

13 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still between The Gorse Bushes and Pintail Bay

13 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still, on small pool at southern end of Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 2-3 Great Egrets

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 09.50, also 2 Great Egrets

13 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still, 09.30

13 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the main lake, viewable from Rotary Hide this morning

Saturday 12th January

12 Jan  Hen Harrier  Finedon – second-winter male from nearby Stanwick GP north of Neville’s Lodge, 15.45 and again 16.05, also 2 Short-eared Owls

12 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, late afternoon before flying north-east

12 Jan  Glaucous Gull  Stanford Res – a juvenile on the water at 11.30

12 Jan  Smew  Stanwick GP – a drake on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 10.45

12 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake, 10.30, also Ruff on ‘Cormorant Point’, drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid still but no sign of drake Ring-necked Duck

Friday 11th January

11 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – one still at Neville’s Lodge, 16.00

11 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Summer Leys LNR – a drake on the main lake, viewable from Rotary Hide, present until 15.35 at least, also drake Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid (not Scaup as previously reported) and 2 Great Egrets

11 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult and second-winter, 15.00, also Jack Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

11 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – second-winter, 14.15

11 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still late morning

Thursday 10th January

10 Jan  Crossbill  Yardley Chase – two flew over today

10 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.20 and again 15.35

10 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult and second-winter this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull still

10 Jan  Great Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 13.45

10 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR (Dragonfly Lake) and Great Egret on Wilson’s Pits

10 Jan  Scaup  Summer Leys LNR – drake on main lake this morning

10 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 4 Great Egrets

Wednesday 9th January

09 Jan  Merlin  Warmington – female between Warmington and Oundle this afternoon

09 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two/three on the west side of the rough ground below Neville’s Lodge this afternoon

09 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.05

09 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon

09 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult, 13.00, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR (Dragonfly Lake) and Great Egret on Otter Lake this morning

09 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least four still this morning

09 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off Pintail Bay, viewable at long range from the dam, 10.05

09 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 2 Great Egrets

Tuesday 8th January

08 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – one still this afternoon

08 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake this afternoon

08 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in mouth of Walgrave Bay this afternoon, also 13 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Great Northern Divers near the dam, Redshank south of the causeway and 2 Stonechats.

08 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again below farm buildings at the north-eastern end, 15.35

08 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in mouth of Walgrave Bay, 13.45, also 2 Great Northern Divers south of the causeway around The Narrows/Pintail Bay

Monday 7th January

07 Jan  Great Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still today

07 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.13

07 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also Great Egret on Wilson’s Pits’ Second Lake, north-east of Rushden Lakes Shopping Complex, visible from A45

07 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off The Gorse Bushes, 1 km south of the causeway, 10.50, also 5 Great Egrets north of the causeway, 11.30

Sunday 6th January

06 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 15.15 to 15.50 at least

06 Jan  Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult in gull roost, 15.45, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull; adult Yellow-legged Gull at nearby Chacombe cattle sheds, west of the village along Banbury Road, 15.00

06 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile quartering fallow strip near disused railway line, 14.20

06 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one in Wader Bay, 14.10, also 250-300 Golden Plovers

06 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter, 12.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers; drake Wigeon x Gadwall hybrid still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

06 Jan  Great Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake, 12.20

06 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ringstead GP – two females on Kinewell Lake this morning

06 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one flew across the main lake, 11.50

06 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four still on Aldwincle Lake late morning

06 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two still, off Grange Farm, past Pintail Bay, 10.00, also 2 Great Egrets still north of the causeway

Saturday 5th January

05 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.03

05 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one, south of the causeway near Stone Barn Bay, 10.55, also 11+ Red-crested Pochards and 2 Great Egrets

05 Jan  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult, 10.30, also 2 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats; drake Wigeon x Gadwall hybrid still at nearby Ravensthorpe Res

05 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still this morning

Friday 4th January

04 Jan  Short-eared Owl  Finedon – two hunting over large field with scrubby pond, south-east of barns at Neville’s Lodge, 16.10

04 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 16.05

04 Jan  Red-crested Pochard  Ringstead GP – female on Kinewell Lake this afternoon

04 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in Holcot Bay, early afternoon

04 Jan  Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – first-winter, 11.55

04 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still in the small bay east of Pintail Bay this morning

04 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – at least four, possibly 5, this morning, also first-winter Whooper Swan still

04 Jan  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Barnacle Goose, Great Egret and Green Sandpiper

Thursday 3rd January

03 Jan  Great Egret  Ditchford GP – one, mobile west of Ditchford Lane today

03 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still this afternoon

03 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male again at northern end, 13.30

03 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – four on Aldwincle Lake this afternoon

03 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male flew over Visitor Centre Lake, 12.42

03 Jan  ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw  Daventry CP – one on the foreshore at the southern end, briefly at 11.35, also 4 Green Sandpipers

03 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

Wednesday 2nd January

02 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male flew north, 16.15, also 7 Common Snipe there

02 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – still around the mouth of Walgrave Bay, 10.50, also 14 Red-crested Pochards

02 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – two reported by Pintail Bay this morning, also 11 Red-crested Pochards and up to 5 Great Egrets north of the causeway

02 Jan  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female or hybrid still on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) this morning

02 Jan  Great Egret  Stanford Res – at least one still this morning

02 Jan  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter Whooper Swan still, 09.55, also 2 Great Egrets

02 Jan  Hen Harrier  Ditchford GP – male flew north over Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) toward Stanwick GP, 09.40, also Great Egret

02 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off Yacht Bay, 08.10

Tuesday 1st January

01 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile over the feeding station in Blowers Lodge Bay again today, also Red-crested Pochard and Great Egret

01 Jan  Great Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three from the feeding station, 12.30, also 300 Golden Plovers there this morning

01 Jan  Great Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake this morning

01 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, Walgrave Bay, 11.00, also 14 Red-crested Pochards in Scaldwell Bay and 4 Great Egrets in total north of the causeway

01 Jan  Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one, 10.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Stonechats

01 Jan  Woodlark  Woodford – one briefly near round barrows on farmland between Woodford and the Addingtons, 10.20, before flying north and out of sight

01 Jan  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, in small bay approximately 400 m east of Pintail Bay, 09.15

01 Jan  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – second-winter male around farm buildings at far north-eastern end, 08.55, also Barnacle Goose, Pintail, Green Sandpiper and Short-eared/Long-eared Owl at Main Lake

01 Jan  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, between Maytrees Hide and Walgrave Bay 08.50, also 9 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great Egrets

 

15 thoughts on “Latest Reports

  1. 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.

    1. 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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  3. 20/01/2017 c20 Waxwing Park area back of Woodside Avenue.( North of Northampton College) Flew off over A43 towards woodland between Holmecross Road and Heather Lane.

    I hope this is the right place to send a report in.

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