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Latest update: Friday 18th August 2017   07.35

Today

18 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two (new) this morning, also 2 Greenshanks

Thursday 17th August

17 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay 09.30 also Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

Wednesday 16th August

16 Aug   Night Heron  Blisworth – locality withheld by observer; late news of a juvenile present in trees around a garden pond from late July until at least 7th August (photographed)

16 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon, also  Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Green Sandpipers

16 Aug   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew over Scaldwell Bay 12.25

16 Aug   Quail  Harrington AF – male singing 01.30 to 02.00, also 9 Tree Pipits later during the morning

Tuesday 15th August 

15 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still, plus Greenshank

15 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 11.00, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits and Common Sandpiper

Monday 14th August

14 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one at the inlet 20.00

14 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing this morning 11.00

14 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – female still this morning, also Greenshank and 6 Green Sandpipers

14 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – adult female trapped and ringed near the feeding station this morning

Sunday 13th August

13 Aug   Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still on the main barrage lake late afternoon, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, juvenile Stonechat and 2 Common Redstarts still

13 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – female still today, also Redshank, 3 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

13 Aug   Caspian Gull  Clifford Hill GP – one, early afternoon, also Peregrine, Common Sandpiper and 2 Common Redstarts behind Premier Inn, in bushes along Hardingstone Dyke

13 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one this morning

13 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway (Scaldwell Bay and Walgrave Bay) this morning, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 3 Green Sandpipers

13 Aug   Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – four in hedges around The Granary this morning (one in the sheep field hedge on the right before The Granary, two at the top of the gravel track past The Granary, one in the field before The Granary)

13 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this morning, also Greenshank

Saturday 12th August

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this evening, also 2 Garganeys still, 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – a juvenile early evening, also Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers and a third-summer Yellow-legged Gull

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay 16.30, also 2 Garganeys still, 26 Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

12 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – female still this afternoon, also 4 Green Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

12 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit 11.30

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two this morning (one in Scaldwell Bay, one in Walgrave Bay) at 09.45, also 2 Garganeys, 5 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 11th August 

11 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – a juvenile early evening, also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell Hills & Dales – male in hedge between here and Twywell village 15.00

11 Aug   Wood Sandpiper  Stanford Res – one still this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

11 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – female still this afternoon, also 5 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit early morning, also Dunlin

Thursday 10th August 

10 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit, also 2 Dunlins and 14 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – female still midday, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this morning

10 Aug   Wood Sandpiper  Stanford Res – one still this morning

Wednesday 9th August 

09 Aug   Wood Sandpiper  Stanford Res – one arrived this evening, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

09 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit 18.45

09 Aug   Black Redstart  Northampton – a juvenile in an East Hunsbury garden this afternoon

09 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – a female still this afternoon

09 Aug   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – a female this morning, also 4  Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 3 juveniles)

09 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit this morning, also Curlew, 2 Dunlins and 3 Common Sandpipers there, plus Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Dunlins on the main lake

Tuesday 8th August

08 Aug   Sanderling  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point 19.30

08 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – four arrived at 18.30

08 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Pit 18.15

08 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile at 16.45, also 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpiper and 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

08 Aug   Knot  Stanwick GP – one on the Visitor Centre Pit late morning, also first-summer Little Gull

08 Aug   Little Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult flew east this morning, also 3 Arctic Terns east

Monday 7th August 

07 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – sixteen at the inlet, 18.35

07 Aug   Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a third-summer this afternoon, also 30+ Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Aug   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile early afternoon, also juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpiper and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – fifteen at 13.00

07 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay at 11.25, also Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

07 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still this morning, morning, also 6 Dunlins and 4 Green Sandpipers

Sunday 6th August

06 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one mid-morning, also 6 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and Greenshank

06 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res -five in Scaldwell Bay at 09.45, also 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Redshanks and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 5th August

05 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – three still early evening

05 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay at 13.30, also islandica Black-tailed Godwit still and 6 Common Sandpipers

05 Aug   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – two (adult and second-summer) early afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit still, 5 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one islandica this morning

05 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – adult islandica at the feeder stream end this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay at 09.10, also islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – three at the inflow 07.17, also Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks and 2 Green Sandpipers

Friday 4th August

04 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this evening, also 5 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

04 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – eleven this morning, also 4 Dunlins, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Thursday 3rd August 

03 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – three this evening, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Wednesday 2nd August

02 Aug   Curlew Sandpiper  Stanford Res – reidentified as a large, long-billed Dunlin this evening

02 Aug   Sanderling  Daventry CP – one still this evening, also 2 Caspian Gulls (juvenile and third-summer) and 8 Yellow-legged Gulls

02 Aug   Curlew Sandpiper  Stanford Res – one at the inlet end 17.10, also 10 Black-tailed Godwits still

02 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Walgrave Bay this afternoon, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits in Scaldwell Bay

02 Aug   Turnstone  Stanford Res – one through at midday, also 10 Black-tailed Godwits still, 5 Dunlins, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

02 Aug   Sanderling  Daventry CP – one, late morning, also 6 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

02 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR, a ‘cream-crown’ hunting in front of the screen hide, in the direction of the scrape, 10.15

02 Aug   Baird’s Sandpiper  Stanford Res – no sign of yesterday evening’s adult during early morning search today; 11 Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin and 3 Little Ringed Plovers only.  Please note a Severn Trent Water Authority permit is required to access this site.

Tuesday 1st August

01 Aug    Osprey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this evening, also 2 Garganeys, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpipers, adult Mediterranean Gull and Whinchat

01 Aug    Baird’s Sandpiper  Stanford Res – no further sign this evening. Please note a Severn Trent Water Authority permit is required to access this site.

01 Aug    Baird’s Sandpiper  Stanford Res – probable at 18.50, flew into Blower’s Lodge Bay

01 Aug    Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over 18.35

01 Aug    Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – two (third-summer and juvenile) early evening, also 37 Yellow-legged Gulls

01 Aug    Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a fourth-summer this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

Monday 31st July

31 Jul      Osprey  Hollowell Res – one circling for 15 minutes before departing south-east at 18.30

31 Jul      Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this afternoon, also 19 Whimbrels flew south over the Scaldwell Bay Feeding Station at 14.50

31 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – six at the inflow 12.30, also Dunlin, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Sunday 30th July

30 Jul      Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island 18.00

30 Jul      Common Redstart  Braunston – two in hedgerow north of the village

30 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one still late afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlins, Redshank, 2 Greenshanks and 9 Common Sandpipers

30 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a juvenile this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 6 Green Sandpipers

30 Jul      Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay 10.30 then flew to Scaldwell Bay, also 2 juvenile Garganeys still. 7 Black-tailed Godwits (6 in Walgrave Bay), 5 Dunlins, 3 Green Sandpipers, 6 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile)

30 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one still 08.00, also Redshank, 2 Greenshanks and 10+ Common Sandpipers

Saturday 29th July

29 Jul      Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – eighteen flew south over the dam late evening

29 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one still this evening, also Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshanks and 11 Common Sandpipers

29 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – two juveniles this afternoon, also 2 Common Sandpipers

29 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one still 07.30, also Ruff, Dunlin and 2 Greenshanks

Friday 28th July

28 Jul      Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – adult still this evening, also Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers but no sign of the 2 Turnstones

28 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one still 15.55, also Ruff and 2 Greenshanks

28 Jul      Turnstone  Pitsford Res – two on the ‘old road’ in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also 2 juvenile Garganeys still, Great White Egret still, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

28 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – still at 11.55

28 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – eight islandica this morning, also 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

28 Jul      Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 11.00, also 2 Garganeys still and 5 Common Sandpipers

28 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Hollowell Res – three on Guilsborough Bay point this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers

28 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew from reeds by scrape, 10.35, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits on Round Island

Thursday 27th July

27 Jul      Turnstone  Stanford Res – one this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 10 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

27 Jul      Turnstone  Daventry CP – still at the mouth of Lovell’s Bay 17.40

27 Jul      Turnstone  Daventry CP – one at the mouth of Lovell’s Bay mid-afternoon

27 Jul      Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – an adult in Scaldwell Bay, also 2 juvenile Garganeys still, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Dunlins, 6 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

27 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one still 10.30 and again in flight 11.30

27 Jul      Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape 09.13

Wednesday 26th July

26 Jul      Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 17.00

26 Jul      Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a second-summer late morning, also 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – two juvenile in Scaldwell Bay, also a flyover Curlew, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Tuesday 25th July

25 Jul      Sanderling  Stanford Res – one still at 18.45, also Golden Plover, 6 Dunlins, Greenshanks, 7 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

25 Jul      Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay this afternoon

25 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay also 2 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Green Sandpipers 12.30

25 Jul      Sanderling  Stanford Res – one at the inflow 11.30, also 6 Dunlins and 2 Greenshanks

25 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Scaldwell Bay also 2 Dunlins, 8 Common Sandpipers, Redshank and Green Sandpiper 08.15

Monday 24th July

24 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – one, possibly 2, in Scaldwell Bay also 2 Green Sandpipers, 12 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 23rd July

23 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two early evening, also 10 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Greenshanks and 15 Common Sandpipers during the day

23 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one still mid-afternoon

23 Jul      Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 12.40, also 2 juvenile Garganeys, 16 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

Saturday 22nd July

22 Jul      Whimbrel  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay and four more flying over today, also 20 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

Thursday 20th July

20 Jul      Pied Flycatcher  Brixworth CP – no further sign, or of Common Redstart, in hedge along entrance track this evening

20 Jul      Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – flew from scrape to Cormorant roost 20.50, also Green Sandpiper and 4 Common Sandpipers

20 Jul      Pied Flycatcher  Brixworth CP – one in hedge along entrance track 17.40, also Common Redstart

20 Jul      Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – still on scrape 18.15

20 Jul      Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon

20 Jul      Turnstone  Stanwick GP – one on the the islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also third-summer Caspian Gull on the main lake

Wednesday 19th July

19 Jul      Turnstone  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 14.25

19 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew over scrape toward Round Island 12.40

Tuesday 18th July 

18 Jul      Osprey  Stanford Res – one over at 17.48, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

18 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two at the inflow end 10.30

Monday 17th July

17 Jul      Whimbrel  Stanford Res – one over, calling

17 Jul      Curlew Sandpiper  Pitsford Res – one in flight north of the causeway 20.00, also Whimbrel and 2 Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay

17 Jul      Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-summer this afternoon, also 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult and juvenile) and 34 Yellow-legged Gulls

17 Jul      Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape 13.15, also Bittern again at 12.45

17 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – six on ‘the slips’ 11.30

Sunday 16th July

16 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay late afternoon

16 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – still present this afternoon

16 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew back into reeds on south-east corner of the scrape 10.28

16 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew over car park from scrape 09.22

16 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake still just south of causeway by car park 08.30

16 Jul      Osprey  Stanford Res – one fishing for 90 minutes early morning

Saturday 15th July

15 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake still just south of causeway by car park late afternoon

15 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a juvenile early afternoon, also 11 Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew over car park from scrape 10.00

15 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry – an adult over the town centre 09.45

15 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake still just south of causeway by car park 09.45

15 Jul      Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still on the main barrage lake this morning

Friday 14th July

14 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – two islandica in Scaldwell Bay late evening

14 Jul      Osprey  Haselbech – one flew over 18.30

14 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a juvenile this evening, also Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

14 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake still just south of causeway by car park, also Dunlin in Scaldwell Bay

14 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew from reeds on scrape again 13.50

14 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew in high over scrape and dropped into reeds 10.40

Thursday 13th July

13 Jul      Osprey  Stanford Res – two fishing at 15.05, also Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

13 Jul      Garganey  Pitsford Res – eclipse drake again near causeway late morning, also Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull and juvenile Northern Wheatear

13 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew west from reeds on scrape 11.10

Wednesday 12th July 

12 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this evening, also Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers and 5Common Sandpipers

12 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – again on scrape 16.20

12 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew into reeds on scrape 12.00

Tuesday 11th July

11 Jul      Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer this afternoon, also 35+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

11 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – two (adult and juvenile) early afternoon, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and second-summer), 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

11 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this morning, also Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

Monday 10th July 

10 Jul     Garganey  Stanford Res – juvenile late evening

10 Jul     Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a second-summer present

10 Jul     Osprey  Stanford Res – one fishing at 17.50

10 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew into reeds on scrape 16.20

10 Jul      Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – an adult north of the causeway 13.30, also Garganey south side of causeway and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Jul      Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult on the main lake this afternoon, also 37 Yellow-legged Gulls, plus  adult islandica Black-tailed Godwit on A45 Lay-by Pit

10 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – a colour-ringed islandica in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Little Ringed Plover Greenshank and first-summer Yellow-legged Gull

10 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – twenty at 14.00, also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

10 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – again on the scrape 11.30, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Sunday 9th July

09 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – one this evening

09 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – thirteen in the wader bay this evening, also Green Sandpiper

09 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – flew into reeds on the scrape 13.15

09 Jul      Little Tern  Pitsford Res – one flew north over the causeway at approximately 10.30

09 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – three this morning, also Greenshank and Yellow-legged Gull

09 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two this morning, also Greenshank and Common Sandpiper

Saturday 8th July

08 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over the scrape 11.15

08 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults with 2 juveniles on the A45 Lay-by Pit 11.15, also adult islandica Black-tailed Godwit

08 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – two islandica this morning, also Yellow-legged Gull

08 Jul      Common Redstart  Stanford Res – juvenile trapped and ringed this morning, also Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Friday 7th July 

07 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – adult islandica this evening, also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Jul      Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult again this evening

07 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – juvenile limosa in Scaldwell Bay now reidentified as first-summer islandica 16.45

07 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – a juvenile limosa in Scaldwell Bay early PM

07 Jul      Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew on to the scrape 12.15

Thursday 6th July 

06 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Daventry CP – an adult ‘anting’ this evening, also  Yellow-legged Gull and Green Sandpiper

06 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults this evening, also  5 Yellow-legged Gulls

06 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – three this evening, also 12 Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

06 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – adult still with 2 well-grown young on A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

06 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – one this morning, also 10 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks and 3 Common Sandpipers

Wednesday 5th July

05 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – six still, in Wader Bay, early evening

05 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Daventry – an adult hawking insects over Warwick Street at 16.30

05 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Pitsford Res – three this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – six mid-morning

05 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanwick GP – two on the main lake this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard

05 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – four in the Wader Bay 07.45

Tuesday 4th July

04 Jul      Red-crested Pochard Summer Leys LNR – drake on Cormorant spit this evening

04 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Green Sandpiper and plus Greenshank

Monday 3rd July

03 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – pair with well-grown young on A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon

03 Jul      Osprey Thrapston GP – one flew south-west this morning

03 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – four adults on the scrape briefly 10.10

Sunday 2nd July

02 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – one this evening, also 3 Green Sandpipers plus Greenshank

02 Jul      Honey Buzzard Sywell – a female over south-west late afternoon

02 Jul      Osprey Welford Res – one this afternoon then flew toward Stanford Res

02 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Thrapston GP – three on island on Barclaycard Pit, early afternoon

02 Jul      Mediterranean Gull Ditchford GP – adult on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows’ Dragonfly Lake late morning

02 Jul      Osprey Pitsford Res – one over Holcot Bay 10.30

02 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – one, early morning

Saturday 1st July

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Clifford Hill GP – still present on spit on north side of main barrage lake at 19.00

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Clifford Hill GP – dropped in at 16.32 and still present on spit on north side of main lake at 17.30

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Earls Barton GP – flew west over Hardwater Lake 14.35

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Summer Leys LNR – flew off south 14.10

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Summer Leys LNR – back again at 13.36

01 Jul      Caspian Tern   Summer Leys LNR – one on ‘the slips’ from the screen hide between 10.40 and 12.00, when it flew north-east along the Nene Valley, then no further sign

01 Jul      Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still on the main barrage lake this morning, also male Common Redstart still in the south-west corner, on the fence behind the Premier Inn

01 Jul      Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – one, early morning

Friday 30th June 

30 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – nine this evening, also Greenshank

30 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Stanwick GP – one still, 16.30

30 Jun    Common Scoter Daventry CP – seventeen (12 drakes) still 16.30

30 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Stanwick GP – one, early afternoon

30 Jun    Common Scoter Daventry CP – seventeen (12 drakes) this morning

30 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female again on the main barrage lake this morning, also male Common Redstart in the south-west corner, on the fence behind the Premier Inn

30 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – one islandica on the slips this morning

30 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – three islandica at the inflow end 08.30

Thursday 29th June

29 Jun    Osprey                 Stanford Res – one at 16.20, also Greenshank

29 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female again on the main barrage lake late morning

Wednesday 28th June

28 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female reported as back on the main lake today

28 Jun    Little Tern        Stanford Res – two at the inflow end 13.00

Tuesday 27th June

27 Jun    Bufflehead        Daventry CP –  female at the southern end, 10.45, also first-summer Caspian Gull

Monday 26th June

26 Jun    Avocet                 Stanford Res – one still this evening

26 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 15.30 (location map here)

26 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 12.05 (location map here), also female Common Redstart still

26 Jun    Avocet                 Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Osprey over at 06.30

26 Jun    Common Redstart Spratton – a male in a private garden 06.15

Sunday 25th June

25 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 20.45 (location map here)

25 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Northampton – one east over Far Cotton 20.00

25 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – at least 25 in the wader bay at 18.40

25 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit Stanford Res – twenty-seven islandica at 17.20

25 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 15.45 (location map here)

25 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 12.20 (location map here)

25 Jun    Avocet                  Stanford Res – one still this morning, mobile but on the islands 10.35, also Osprey over at 09.30

25 Jun    Bufflehead        Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 09.00 (location map here) also female Common Redstart in south-west corner, near Premier Inn

25 Jun    Avocet                  Stanford Res – one this morning

Saturday 24th June

24 Jun    Bufflehead          Clifford Hill GP – adult female still present 20.35

24 Jun    Bufflehead          Clifford Hill GP – an adult female, metal ring on right leg, on the south side, c.200 m from the western end since late morning, still present 16.05

24 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one at 07.05

Wednesday 21st June

21 Jun    Bittern                  Summer Leys – in reedbed in far right corner of scrape, as viewed from Pioneer Hide, 16.25

21 Jun    Bittern                  Summer Leys – in flight again, over the car park, 11.30

21 Jun    Bittern                  Summer Leys – one again, over Rotary Island, 10.20

Tuesday 20th June

20 Jun   Mediterranean Gull Byfield – two adults flew over at 19.22

20 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one at 17.15

20 Jun    Bittern                  Summer Leys – one flew over the car park at 10.20

Monday 19th June

19 Jun   Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – an adult on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit late evening

19 Jun    Sandwich Tern Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 17.15

Sunday 18th June

18 Jun    Quail                     Burton Latimer – male singing in a flax field, east of A510, at Burton Wolds, 14.30

18 Jun    Caspian Gull      Pitsford Res – second-summer north of causeway 09.40

18 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one at 07.30, also Curlew, 2 Ringed Plovers and 2 Green Sandpipers

Saturday 17th June

17 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one again, also Curlew, 6 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Friday 16th June

16 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one fishing 19.15

16 Jun    Osprey                  Blatherwycke Lake – one at 17.00

16 Jun    Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – female with one downy young

Thursday 15th June

15 Jun    Garganey           Stanwick GP – drake on islands, A45 Lay-by Pit 16.55

Wednesday 14th June

14 Jun    Great White Egret Summer Leys LNR – still on the scrape this evening

14 Jun    Great White Egret Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 08.00

Tuesday 13th June 

13 Jun    Osprey                 Welford Res – one at 19.20

13 Jun    Osprey                 Bulwick – three flew over early afternoon

Sunday 11th June

11 Jun    Black-tailed Godwit    Stanford Res – one at ‘the Narrows’ 14.00

11 Jun    White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – still this morning, also 2 second-summer Caspian Gulls

11 Jun    Caspian Gull      Pitsford Res – second-summer on buoy south of causeway 10.40

Saturday 10th June

10 Jun    Caspian Gull      Pitsford Res – a second-summer in Walgrave Bay late morning

10 Jun    Quail                     Kings Sutton, no sound between 09.30 and 10.00, from male reported singing by the railway at c.SP488369 yesterday

10 Jun    White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

Friday 9th June 

09 Jun    Quail                     Kings Sutton, male reported singing by the railway at c.SP488369 at 12.30

09 Jun    White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – a first-summer (or second-summer) in Scaldwell Bay this morning

Thursday 8th June

08 Jun    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one fishing 18.15

Tuesday 6th June

06 Jun    Sanderling          Daventry CP – five flew west at 11.56, also Ringed Plover and Dunlin

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Saturday 3rd June

03 Jun    Osprey                   Welford Res – one fishing early afternoon

03 Jun    Grey Plover         Stanford Res – one still by the inflow 09.30

03 Jun    Garganey             Summer Leys – drake still, from old railway track, 09.10

03 Jun    Osprey                   Stanford Res – one again at 08.45

03 Jun    Grey Plover         Stanford Res – one still by the inflow 06.00

Friday 2nd June

02 Jun    Osprey                   Stanford Res – one again at midday, also Grey Plover still

02 Jun    Honey Buzzard Oundle – unconfirmed report of one circling before flying south-west toward golf course

02 Jun    Arctic Skua         Daventry CP – one circling high over 10.55

02 Jun    Garganey             Summer Leys – drake in Wader Bay, 08.30

02 Jun    Grey Plover         Stanford Res – one still by the inflow 06.40, also Ringed Plover

Thursday 1st June

01 Jun    Garganey             Summer Leys – drake on Brayshaw’s Bund, 11.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 6+ Hobbies

01 Jun    Grey Plover         Stanford Res – one still at 05.20, also Jack Snipe still

Wednesday 31st May

31 May    Turnstone            Pitsford Res – two still near Maytrees Hide this evening

31 May    Grey Plover         Stanford Res – one this evening, also Jack Snipe still

31 May    Turnstone            Pitsford Res – two near Maytrees Hide, 12.00, also Dunlin

31 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – two drakes on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows’ Otter Lake this morning

Tuesday 30th May

30 May    Black Tern          Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay 19.20

30 May    Osprey                  Stanford Res – one again, 18.30

30 May    Jack Snipe          Stanford Res – one still today, also first-summer Eurasian White-fronted Goose

30 May    Black Tern          Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Monday 29th May

29 May    Red-crested Pochard Stanwick GP – two drakes on the A45 Lay-by Pit at 17.45

29 May    Osprey                   Stanford Res – one fishing at 13.35

29 May    Grey Plover         Pitsford Res – one from Maytrees Hide at 11.30, also Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover

29 May    Hawfinch             Harrington AF – two flew north-east at 09.47

29 May    Bittern                  Stanwick GP – one flew on to the A45 Lay-by Pit at 06.30, also 2 Garganeys on the main lake this morning

Sunday 28th May

28 May    Avocet                   Stanwick GP – two on the main lake 18.15

28 May    Garganey             Summer Leys – drake on scrape late morning

28 May    Jack Snipe          Stanford Res – long-staying bird flew into Northants this morning

Saturday 27th May 

27 May    Turnstone           Pitsford Res – still late afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard with a hybrid female

27 May    Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east this afternoon

27 May    Red-crested Pochard  Ditchford GP – two drakes on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows’ Otter Lake 09.00

27 May    Greenshank       Hollowell Res – one this morning

27 May    Turnstone           Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard in Scaldwell Bay plus 2 Common Sandpipers

Friday 26th May

26 May    Turnstone           Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

26 May    Glossy Ibis          Ditchford GP – no further sign to 09.20; 2 Red-crested Pochards there

26 May    Glossy Ibis          Ditchford GP – flew to pools immediately west of original location but no longer present 08.55; it is being looked for

26 May    Glossy Ibis          Ditchford GP – one on flood pools between Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR and the A6 bridge 08.30 SP954706

Thursday 25th May

25 May    Turnstone           Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 17.10

Tuesday 23rd May

23 May    Garganey                    Summer Leys LNR –  one on the scrape 19.00

23 May    Marsh Harrier         Boddington Res – immature male west at 17.05

23 May    Black Redstart        Wellingborough – one in the town centre at midday

23 May    Glossy Ibis                 Summer Leys LNR –  flew west at 13.35

23 May    Glossy Ibis                 Summer Leys LNR –  one from Pioneer Hide at 11.30 and still on scrape 13.00

23 May    White-fronted Goose Stanford Res – first-summer still this morning

Monday 22nd May

22 May    Scaup                           Daventry CP – female again this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper

22 May    Red-crested Pochard Stanwick GP – drake still on A45 Lay-by Pit this afternoon

22 May    White-fronted Goose Stanford Res – first-summer still this afternoon

22 May    Osprey                          Harrington AF – one flew toward the A14 at 11.30

22 May    Marsh Harrier         Stanwick GP – one through east this morning, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Sunday 21st May

21 May    Osprey                          Welford Res – two during the afternoon

21 May    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – first-summer still, also drake Red-crested Pochard

21 May    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one flew north-west at 11.35

21 May    White-fronted Goose Stanford Res – first-summer still this morning

Saturday 20th May

20 May    Arctic Tern                 Pitsford Res – five in Scaldwell Bay early evening

20 May    Arctic Tern                 Stanford Res – two during the afternoon

20 May    Garganey                    Stanwick GP – drake on the A45 Lay-by Pit late morning

20 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – drake still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Maedows LNR (Dragonfly Lake) this morning

20 May    Sanderling                  Pitsford Res – one still between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this morning

20 May    White-fronted Goose Stanford Res – first-summer still this morning

20 May    Garganey                     Summer Leys LNR – two drakes on the scrape 07.15

20 May    Red-crested Pochard Stanwick GP – drake on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.00, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull still

Friday 19th May 

19 May    Sanderling                  Pitsford Res – one between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this evening

19 May    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – seven at 18.30

19 May    Little Gull                     Summer Leys LNR – one from Pioneer Hide 16.30

19 May    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – six north of the causeway this morning

19 May    White-fronted Goose Stanford Res – first-summer again this morning

19 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – drake still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Maedows LNR this morning

19 May    Sandwich Tern          Stanwick GP – two departed east from the A45 Lay-by Pit, along with the 16 Arctic Terns, 09.35

19 May    Sandwich Tern          Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit 09.15

19 May    Arctic Tern                  Stanwick GP – sixteen on the A45 Lay-by Pit 08.55, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull still

19 May    Turnstone                    Daventry CP – two on tern raft 07.50

19 May    Little Gull                     Daventry CP – an adult from 07.27, also female Scaup, plus 12 Arctic Terns until 07.15 only

Thursday 18th May

18 May    Avocet                             Stanford Res – one present during the morning only, flew toward inlet and then no further sign

18 May    Scaup                               Stanwick GP – female on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull still

18 May    Garganey                       Clifford Hill GP – a drake on the main barrage lake today

Wednesday 17th May

17 May    ‘Greenland’ Dunlin    Stanford Res – one showing characteristics of the race arctica within the Dunlin flock

17 May    Sanderling                     Stanford Res – thirteen, also 27 ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers and 18 Dunlins to 17.45 at least but no sign of any of these species after 19.50

17 May    Sanderling                     Stanwick GP – three on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon, also first-summer Mediterranean Gull

Tuesday 16th May

16 May    Turnstone                      Stanford Res – one today

16 May    Honey Buzzard            Great Brington – a male flew west at 08.20

Monday 15th May

15 May    Red-rumped Swallow Daventry CP – one highly mobile with large numbers of swallows from mid-afternoon went missing but reported again at 17.20 and present until at least 18.30

Sunday 14th May

14 May    Little Stint                     Pitsford Res – one in Moulton Grange Bay this evening, also Long-tailed Duck still

14 May    Black Tern                     Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay – 12.15, also Whimbrel briefly before flying south

14 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

14 May    Long-tailed Duck        Pitsford Res – drake off Pintail Bay 09.35, though distant

14 May    Long-tailed Duck        Pitsford Res – no sign of drake north of the dam this morning to 08.30 but 2 Black Terns there

14 May    ‘Eastern’ Common Tern Daventry CP – no sign of possible reported yesterday evening, but a Common Tern with a largely black bill this morning and present for several days

Saturday 13th May 

13 May    Long-tailed Duck        Pitsford Res – drake north of the dam this evening

13 May    ‘Eastern’ Common Tern Daventry CP – a possible reported around tern rafts this evening at 19.00

13 May    Mediterranean Gull   Summer Leys – a first-summer on Gull Island this afternoon then flew north

13 May    Marsh Harrier             Stanford Res – one over north, 14.20

13 May    Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – drake on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

13 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, on Otter Lake, this morning

Friday 12th May

12 May    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit early evening

12 May    Common Scoter     Stanford Res – a female off the dam 17.00, also 2 Sanderlings from the hide and a first-summer Little Gull

12 May    Sanderling                Pitsford Res – no further sign by the dam early evening, but 7 ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover and Dunlin

12 May    Sanderling                Earls Barton GP – three at the western end 16.30, also 3 Dunlins and 2 Greenshanks

12 May    White-fronted Goose Hollowell Res – one still

12 May    Turnstone                 Stanwick GP – one early afternoon, also Grey Plover

12 May    Sanderling                Pitsford Res – one by the dam early afternoon, also 3 Ringed Plovers and Little Ringed Plover

12 May    Sanderling                Stanford Res – two briefly at midday, also 10 Ringed Plovers through

12 May    Hen Harrier             Wollaston – a male flew west between Wollaston and Irchester 10.10

12 May    Scaup                           Stanwick GP – female still this morning,  also 6 ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlins

Thursday 11th May

11 May    Little Gull                   Stanford Res – one still this evening

11 May    Black Tern                 Earls Barton GP – one still on Mary’s Lake and two on the main lake at adjacent Summer Leys LNR 17.30

11 May    Little Gull                   Stanford Res – seven – all first-summers – in Blowers Lodge Bay 16.55, also 5 Ringed Plovers and Dunlin

11 May    White-fronted Goose Hollowell Res – one at the feeder stream end 13.20

11 May    Caspian Gull             Daventry CP – a second calendar year 11.35 to 12.20, also 3 Common Sandpipers

11 May    Osprey                         Naseby Res – one over this morning

11 May    Red-crested Pochard Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lake & Meadows this morning, also Hobby, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

11 May    Black Tern                 Earls Barton GP – one this morning, also Greenshank and Common Sandpiper on adjacent Summer Leys LNR

Wednesday 10th May 

10 May    Garganey                  Stanwick GP – drake still on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening

10 May    Garganey                  Stanwick GP – drake on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit 12.55

10 May    Sanderling               Hollowell Res – one on the Guilsborough Bay point 12.45, also Ringed Plover and Greenshank

10 May    Mediterranean Gull Wellingborough – an adult flying west along the River Nene at Wellingborough Embankment 12.30

10 May    Greenshank              Stanford Res – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

10 May    Temminck’s Stint   Pitsford Res – one still 60 metres south of the causeway on the eastern side at 10.20 before being flushed further along shoreline by fishing boat, also Common Sandpiper

10 May    Bar-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – one still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

10 May    Avocet                          Summer Leys LNR – two in the wader Bay 08.05, also Great White Egret still plus Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Black Tern

Tuesday 9th May

09 May    Temminck’s Stint   Pitsford Res – one immediately south of the causeway on the eastern side this evening, also 3 Common Sandpipers 18.30

09 May    Greenshank              Stanford Res – five this evening, also 2 Common Sandpipers

09 May    Greenshank              Earls Barton GP – three late afternoon

09 May    Wood Sandpiper    Summer Leys LNR – three on the scrape late afternoon, also 2 drake Garganeys and Great White Egret

09 May    Grey Plover               Stanwick GP – two on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon

09 May    Bar-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Plovers and Dunlin on Otter Lake

09 May    Wood Sandpiper    Summer Leys LNR – one around Wader Bay this morning

09 May    Scaup                           Stanwick GP – female still, also Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlins

09 May    Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this morning, also 2 drake Garganeys and a Black Tern

Monday 8th May

08 May    Black Tern                 Stanford Res – one this evening, also Dunlin and 4 Greenshanks

08 May    Sanderling                Pitsford Res – one on the Moulton Grange Bay spit with 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlins, and 2 Common Sandpipers, plus Arctic Tern

08 May    Marsh Harrier         Billing GP – one over at 16.00

08 May    Turnstone                  Summer Leys LNR – one still on the bund at 13.20

08 May   Black Tern                 Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s lake this morning, also Common Sandpiper

08 May    Turnstone                  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also Whimbrel, 6 Dunlins, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

08 May    Whooper Swan       Stanford Res – one still this morning, also 4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 5 Greenshanks and a Black Tern

Sunday 7th May

07 May    Black Tern                Daventry CP – two this afternoon

07 May    Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – three this afternoon

07 May    Greenshank             Ditchford GP – one at the Wellingborough end SP916671 this morning, also Little Ringed Plover and 6 Common Sandpipers

07 May    Black-tailed Godwit Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes this morning

07 May    Garganey                   Summer Leys LNR – drake on the bund late morning, also Whimbrel and 2 Greenshanks

07 May    Whimbrel                 Stanford Res – one by the inflow 10.30, also 3 Black Terns

07 May    Black Tern                Daventry CP – one this morning

07 May    Greenshank             Earls Barton GP – four at the western end 08.25 also ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plover

07 May    Wood Sandpiper    Summer Leys LNR – two now this morning and Marsh Harrier still 07.30

07 May    Whooper Swan       Stanford Res – one still this morning, by the inlet, also 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 9 Greenshanks

07 May    Marsh Harrier         Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, plus Wood Sandpiper on the scrape 06.20

07 May    Black-throated Diver Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay until 05.20 then flew north

Saturday 6th May

06 May    Black-throated Diver Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay 20.05, also Great White Egret

06 May    Black-throated Diver Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, viewed from feeding station 18.45

06 May    Great White Egret Summer Leys LNR – one flew east late afternoon, also 3 Grey Plovers, 2 Wood Sandpipers and 3 Black Terns

06 May    Sanderling               Stanford Res – two still at 14.00, also Whooper Swan, 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Dunlin, 9 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers and Green Sandpiper

06 May    Knot                            Summer Leys LNR – one early afternoon, also Garganey still and 2 Grey Plovers

06 May    Avocet                        Summer Leys LNR – still present 12.35, also Dunlin, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks and 5 Black Terns

06 May    Grey Plover              Earls Barton GP – one at the western end 12.20

06 May    Mediterranean Gull Stanwick GP – two adults on the A45 Lay-by Pit 11.45, also Common Sandpiper

06 May    Grey Plover              Ditchford GP – four flew east (3 summer plumage, one winter plumage) with a Dunlin 10.15

06 May    Black Tern                Ditchford GP – five still on the main Higham Lake this morning

06 May    ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plover Earls Barton GP – five at the western end 09.20 then flew high north-east, also Dunlin

06 May    Grey Plover              Summer Leys LNR – five on the bund (4 summer plumage, one winter plumage)

06 May    Whooper Swan       Stanford Res – one still this morning, by the dam

06 May    Avocet                        Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape briefly this morning then flew to east end of reserve, also Garganey on scrape, Wood Sandpiper and Greenshank plus five Black Terns on adjacent Mary’s Lake

06 May    Sanderling               Stanford Res – two at the inflow this morning 07.00, also Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlins, 8 Greenshanks and Green Sandpiper

06 May    Black Tern               Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit 06.00

Friday 5th May 

05 May    Knot                             Summer Leys LNR – one on ‘The Slips’ from the Screen Hide early evening, also two Greenshanks and two adult Mediterranean Gulls still

05 May    Grey Plover               Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit early evening, also female Scaup and 3 Common Sandpipers

05 May    Grey Plover               Earls Barton GP – one at the western end 16.30

05 May    Whooper Swan       Stanford Res – one late afternoon, also 3 Turnstones still, 3 Grey Plovers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlins, 9 Greenshanks, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

05 May    Wood Sandpiper    Stanford Res – one this afternoon

05 May    Bar-tailed Godwit   Summer Leys LNR – thirty-two flew east this afternoon

05 May    Bar-tailed Godwit   Daventry CP – female on tern raft early afternoon

05 May    Bar-tailed Godwit   Clifford Hill GP – seven on the north shore of the main lake, also male Ruff, Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

05 May    Little Tern                  Pitsford Res – one in Yacht Bay 12.30, also 6 Black terns still

05 May    Bar-tailed Godwit   Summer Leys LNR – five early afternoon then flew east, also Whimbrel over

05 May    Spotted Redshank   Stanford Res – two at 11.20, also 3 Turnstones still, 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlins, 8 Greenshanks, Redshank and Common Sandpiper

05 May    Turnstone                   Ditchford GP – one on Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) late morning, also Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

05 May    Turnstone                   Stanford Res – three from the hide this morning

05 May    Grey Plover                 Stanford Res – two from the hide this morning

05 May    Black Tern                  Ditchford GP – five still on the main Higham Lake this morning

05 May    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two still on Rotary Island this morning, also 2 Whimbrels on Gull Island

Thursday 4th May

04 May    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two still on Rotary Island late evening

04 May    Black Tern                  Pitsford Res – six in Yacht Bay this evening

04 May    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two still on Rotary Island late morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 2 Greenshanks and 2 Common Sandpipers

04 May    Black Tern                  Ditchford GP – five on the main Higham Lake this morning

04 May    Greenshank               Stanford Res – six this morning

04 May    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two still on Rotary Island 07.40

Wednesday 3rd May

03 May    Arctic Tern                  Daventry CP  – twelve early evening, also Common Sandpiper

03 May    Mediterranean Gull Summer Leys LNR – two on Rotary Island early evening

03 May    Little Tern                   Stanford Res – still at 17.45, also Whimbrel plus male ‘Channel’ Wagtail in field west of Blowers Lodge Bay at 13.30 but not since

03 May    Black Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – five early afternoon, also, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Arctic Terns along with 50+ Common Terns

03 May    Little Tern                   Stanford Res – one at 11.45, also Whimbrel, 4 Ruff, Dunlin, 6 Greenshanks and Common Sandpiper

03 May    Marsh Harrier          Kettering – male over fields close to the A43 between Kettering and Corby

03 May    Bar-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – one briefly  this morning, also Black Tern on adjacent Mary’s Lake

Tuesday 2nd May 

02 May    Black Tern                  Daventry CP – one still

02 May    Wood Sandpiper      Stanford Res – one in Blowers Lodge Bay this evening, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, Redshank, 6 Greenshanks and 3 Arctic Terns

02 May    Great White Egret   Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay 17.15, also 3 Whimbrels and Greenshank

02 May    Bar-tailed Godwit    Hollowell Res – still on Guilsborough Bay Point

02 May    Black Tern                   Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake this morning, also

02 May    Great White Egret   Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 09.00

02 May    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – one on the north shore of the main barrage lake 07.15, also 4 Common Sandpipers

02 May    Whimbrel                     Stanwick GP – two on the main lake 06.15

Monday 1st May 

01 May    Little Tern                   Stanford Res –  still present 19.50, also Grey Plover, 2 Dunlins, Wood Sandpiper 5 Greenshanks 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Black Terns

01 May    Great White Egret    Summer Leys LNR – one again on the main lake early evening

01 May    Blue-headed Wagtail Pitsford Res – a female-type below the dam early evening, also Little Ringed Plover and 4 Common Sandpipers

01 May    Black Tern                  Stanwick GP – one still, also Scaup and 8 Dunlins

01 May    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – one still early evening, also Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Gulls (adult and first-summer) and 6 Northern Wheatears

01 May    Greenshank                Summer Leys LNR – one on Brayshaw’s Bund

01 May    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – one still 14.40, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrel over west, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Dunlins, c.10 Arctic Terns and 2 Little Gulls (adult and first-summer)

01 May    Grey Plover                  Pitsford Res – one still by the dam 14.15, also Black Tern

01 May    Wood Sandpiper      Stanford Res – one still at the inflow 13.00, also Grey Plover still

01 May    Great White Egret    Summer Leys LNR – one briefly early afternoon

01 May    Bar-tailed Godwit    Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point, also 3 Dunlins and 3 Common Sandpipers

01 May    Osprey                           Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway 12.15, also Greenshank

01 May    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – one still 11.30, also  Grey Plover, Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and 3 Dunlins

01 May    Wood Sandpiper      Stanford Res – one at the inflow 11.15

01 May    Grey Plover                Stanford Res – one at the inflow 11.00

01 May    Black Tern                  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 10.45, also Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

01 May    Little Tern                   Stanford Res – one early morning, still present 09.47, also 5 Greenshanks and 3 Black Terns

01 May    Sanderling                   Clifford Hill GP – two on the northern shore of the main barrage lake 09.20, also Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Whimbrels, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, and 6 Northern Wheatears

01 May    Knot                               Pitsford Res – one still by the dam this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, Sanderling, 3 Dunlins, 4 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and Black Tern

01 May    Black Tern                  Daventry CP – one plus 2 Arctic Terns

01 May    Little Tern                   Summer Leys LNR – one from 05.50 to 07.20

Sunday 30th April

30 Apr    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this evening, also 3 Ringed Plovers and Whimbrel, plus Arctic Tern and White Wagtail by the dam

30 Apr    Little Gull                    Pitsford Res – adult over north early evening also 23 Black Terns through north

30 Apr    Arctic Tern                 Boddington Res – 30-35 this afternoon

30 Apr    Black Tern                  Pitsford Res – twelve in Yacht Bay late afternoon

30 Apr    Wood Sandpiper      Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund late afternoon, also 2 Greenshanks and Black Tern

30 Apr    Black Tern                  Summer Leys LNR – one at 14.00, also 3 Hobbies, Whimbrel and Greenshank

30 Apr    Common Redstart  Clifford Hill GP – a male near the fence by Premier Inn

30 Apr    Little Tern                   Stanford Res – one still 13.15, also 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlins, Greenshank, Black Tern and White Wagtail

30 Apr    Wood Sandpiper      Earls Barton GP – one at the new workings at the western end 11.45 then flew toward Summer Leys LNR

30 Apr    Whimbrel                   Summer Leys LNR – three left of the screen hide late morning

30 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit   Clifford Hill GP – two late morning, also 3 Grey Plovers and Greenshank

30 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit   Stanford Res – eight late morning, also 5 Greenshanks and Little Tern still

30 Apr    Knot                               Pitsford Res – one along the shoreline between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay, also 7 Whimbrels over 11.15

30 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay at 10.15

30 Apr    Little Tern                   Pitsford Res – one by the dam 10.00

30 Apr    Little Tern                   Stanford Res – one mid-morning, also 2 Bar-tailed Godwits

30 Apr    Grey Plover                 Pitsford Res – two along the shoreline between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Dunlin at 09.40

30 Apr    Black Tern                   Pitsford Res – four north of the dam at 08.55

30 Apr    Black Tern                   Clifford Hill GP – three at 08.45, also Northern Wheatear

30 Apr    Sandwich Tern          Hollowell Res – one for 5 minutes before flying south-east at 08.30

30 Apr    Black Tern                   Thrapston GP – eleven on Aldwincle Lake at 08.00, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards still

30 Apr    Grey Plover                 Clifford Hill GP – two at 08.00

30 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – c.55 over Holcot Bay at 07.40

30 Apr    Little Tern                   Daventry CP – one between 07.00 and 08.00, also 3 Common Sandpipers

30 Apr    Whinchat                     Clifford Hill GP – one on the fence behind Premier Inn

30 Apr    Wood Sandpiper      Earls Barton GP – one still at the new workings at the western end 07.45, also 2 Dunlins and 3 White Wagtails

Saturday 29th April

29 Apr    Wood Sandpiper      Earls Barton GP – one at the western end 20.00

29 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, also female Common Redstart still in hedgerow halfway along old Walgrave to Scaldwell road (Walgrave Bay side)

29 Apr    Little Tern                   Summer Leys LNR – one still 14.00

29 Apr    Little Tern                   Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake late morning, still present at midday, also Bittern flew across main lake early afternoon, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, adult Little Gull commuting between the main lake and adjacent Mary’s Lake and male Whinchat plus 2 Greenland Wheatears in field off Mary’s Lane, opposite track to the Paul Britten Hide

29 Apr    Ruff                                 Ditchford GP – one on Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR)

29 Apr    Greenshank                Stanford Res – two this morning, also Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

29 Apr    Wood Warbler           Pitsford Res – male still singing at entrance to Walgrave Bay in waterside willows, to the left and at the end of the old Walgrave to Scaldwell road, also female Common Redstart in hedgerow halfway along old road

29 Apr    Long-tailed Duck     Stanford Res – first-summer drake still this morning, also Greenshank flew high west at 07.10. Please note a Severn Trent Water Authority permit is required to access this site, otherwise view from the road at the north-eastern end

29 Apr    Wood Warbler           Pitsford Res – male singing in Walgrave Bay, by the old Walgrave to Scaldwell road 06.30

Friday 28th April 

28 Apr    Black-tailed Godwit Scaldwell – 300+ flew over north-west early evening

28 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – two at 18.45

28 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Daventry CP – one this afternoon, also White-fronted Goose

28 Apr    Long-tailed Duck     Stanford Res – first-summer drake still this afternoon, also Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, 2 Dunlins and Greenshank still. Please note a Severn Trent Water Authority permit is required to access this site, otherwise view from the road at the north-eastern end

28 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – one by the dam at 12.45

28 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Hollowell Res – one at 12.30, also Common Sandpiper

28 Apr    Great White Egret   Clifford Hill GP – one flew north 11.00, also 2 Peregrines, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Ringed Plover and 8 Arctic Terns

28 Apr    Bittern                           Summer Leys – one dropped into reeds on the scrape this morning, also 3 Hobbies, Black Tern still and Arctic Tern

28 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Northampton – three flew over Lakeside, adjacent to Clifford Hill GP 07.30

Thursday 27th April

27 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Thrapston GP – 112 on Town Lake at dusk were mainly this species

27 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Stanford Res – 110+ at 19.30

27 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Summer Leys – c.20 on main lake this evening

27 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Stanford Res – several in Blowers Lodge Bay 18.20

27 Apr    Black Tern                   Summer Leys – one on main lake, also at least 4 Arctic Terns

Wednesday 26th April

26 Apr    Black Tern                 Summer Leys – one on main lake, also several Arctic Terns

26 Apr    Greenshank              Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, on mud at back of Dragonfly Lake/Wader Flats, also Northern Wheatear

26 Apr    Long-tailed Duck    Stanford Res – first-summer drake still this morning, also Greenshank still. Please note a Severn Trent Water Authority permit is required to access this site, otherwise view from the road at the north-eastern end

Tuesday 25th April

25 Apr    Black Tern                   Earls Barton GP – commuting between Mary’s Lake and adjacent Summer Leys main lake, early evening

25 Apr    Greenshank                Stanford Res – one at the inflow end 16.20

25 Apr    Black Tern                   Earls Barton GP – still on Mary’s Lake 13.40

25 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Boddington Res – three until at least 12.15, also Hobby

25 Apr    Black Tern                   Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake 10.20

Monday 24th April

24 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit    Stanford Res – still this evening, also Black-tailed Godwit over west at 20.20 and 8 Dunlin

24 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Daventry CP – one this evening

24 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake 19.30, also Whimbrel and 2 Peregrines

24 Apr    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one at 16.30, also Black Tern still

24 Apr    White Wagtail           Stanford Res – four this afternoon

24 Apr    Greenshank               Ditchford GP – one at the Wellingborough end this morning SP916671 also Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover

24 Apr    Ruff                                 Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

24 Apr    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay briefly at 11.45, also Black Tern still

24 Apr    Black Tern                  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning

24 Apr    Scaup                            Stanwick GP – female still on main lake and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls this morning

24 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – no sign of yesterday’s 2 between 06.00 and 07.15 but first-summer drake Long-tailed Duck and Bar-tailed Godwit still present

Sunday 23rd April 

23 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – two still this evening

23 Apr    Black Tern                 Summer Leys LNR – one on Cormorant spit 18.25

23 Apr    Whimbrel                  Stanford Res – one in front of hide 17.30 and Bar-tailed Godwit still

23 Apr    Greenshank              Stanwick GP – still on main lake late afternoon

23 Apr    Common Scoter      Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Scaldwell Bay still 16.40

23 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – two this afternoon, found 13.30 and still present 16.30

23 Apr    Common Scoter      Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Scaldwell Bay late AM, still present 13.10

23 Apr    Greenshank              Stanwick GP – one on main lake late morning

23 Apr    Whimbrel                   Summer Leys LNR – three flew north-west at 11.05 (two initially then joined by a third – possibly the one present the last few days), also, Hobby Ruff, Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenland Wheatears

23 Apr    Common Redstart  Badby Wood – male near the Dower House this morning

Saturday 22nd April

22 Apr    Whimbrel                  Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Ruff

22 Apr    Arctic Tern                Hollowell Res – one flew north 09.25, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

22 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – still this morning, on shoreline near old hide

22 Apr    Long-tailed Duck    Stanford Res – first-summer drake still this morning, from the hide, also 3 Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlin

Friday 21st April 

21 Apr    Black Tern                 Pitsford Res – one north of the dam this evening, also 2 White Wagtails

21 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – still this eveing, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and 17 White Wagtails

21 Apr    Whimbrel                  Summer Leys LNR – one still 15.00, also Ruff

21 Apr    Long-tailed Duck    Stanford Res – still this morning, from the hide

21 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – no sign this morning to 06.20; Bar-tailed Godwit still present

Thursday 20th April

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still present 19.38, also Black-tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still present 18.15; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still present 16.40, also this afternoon, Long-tailed Duck, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and 15 White Wagtails; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still present 12.40; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still 10.25, also Black-tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three still present mid-morning; please park sensibly and do not obstruct gate to car park

20 Apr    Black-winged Stilt  Stanford Res – three by the inlet stream 07.00

Wednesday 19th April

19 Apr    Great White Egret   Stanwick GP – one flew north-east along the River Nene Valley this evening

19 Apr    Whimbrel                    Summer Leys LNR – one still this evening

19 Apr    ‘Channel’ Wagtail    Pitsford Res – male still below the dam with 30+ Yellow Wagtails this evening

19 Apr    Bar-tailed Godwit    Stanford Res – one by the inlet stream this evening (17.55), also Long-tailed Duck still and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

19 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Pitsford Res – one over north this evening

19 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still at 15.30, also 5 Whimbrels and 13+ White Wagtails

19 Apr    Whimbrel                    Summer Leys LNR – one still 11.15, also 2 Ruff

19 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake 11.00

19 Apr    Garganey                      Ditchford GP – a female on the pit between Lower Wellingborough Lock and the Kuehne & Nagel Warehouse on the A45 SP910670 10.30

Tuesday 18th April

18 Apr    White Wagtail            Stanford Res – twenty-two this evening

18 Apr    Whimbrel                    Summer Leys LNR – one still this evening, also Curlew

18 Apr    Rock Pipit                    Pitsford Res – still below the dam this evening

18 Apr    ‘Channel’ Wagtail    Pitsford Res – male below the dam with 50+ Yellow Wagtails

18 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – four still on the main barrage lake this evening, also male ‘Channel’ Wagtail still, 15 Yellow Wagtails, 10 White Wagtails with c.40 Pied Wagtails plus Northern Wheatear

18 Apr    Whimbrel                    Stanford Res – one at 17.00

18 Apr    Osprey                          Thorpe Waterville – one over this afternoon

18 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still today, also Redshank and 4+ White Wagtails

18 Apr    Little Gull                     Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 13.00, also Common Sandpiper

18 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Clifford Hill GP – twelve on the main barrage lake 12.45, also male ‘Channel’ Wagtail and 3 White Wagtails on south shore at eastern end

18 Apr    Whimbrel                    Hollowell Res – one on the Guilsborough Bay Point at 11.50, then flew north, also Arctic Tern briefly at 12.30 plus Jack Snipe and Common Snipe

18 Apr    Whooper Swan         Bozenham Mill – an adult flew south 11.30, also 3 Northern Wheatears

18 Apr    Whimbrel                    Summer Leys LNR – one from old railway track + 2 Ruff 08.30

Monday 17th April

17 Apr    Rock Pipit                    Pitsford Res – one on the dam this evening, also 40+ Yellow Wagtails and Northern Wheatear

17 Apr    Arctic Tern                  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake 11.45 then flew north, also drake Red-crested Pochard still on Aldwincle Lake

17 Apr    White Wagtail            Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper

17 Apr    White Wagtail            Stanford Res – one this morning

17 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still this morning, also Common Sandpiper

17 Apr    Scaup                            Stanwick GP – female still on main lake, also Common Sandpiper and White Wagtail

Sunday 16th April 

16 Apr    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay 15.29, also female Garganey between Maytrees and Bird Club Hides, Peregrine, 8 Little Ringed Plovers and White Wagtail

16 Apr    Arctic Tern                   Pitsford Res – one circled high above Scaldwell Bay 12.50 and female Garganey on spit between the causeway and Maytrees Hide

16 Apr    Tree Pipit                    Hazelborough – one flew north-west, calling, over track leading to west end of  north block

16 Apr    White Wagtail            Pitsford Res – one on the causeway 11.00

16 Apr    Osprey                          Harringworth Lodge Lake – one flew north 09.15

16 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still this morning, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 10+ White Wagtails

16 Apr    Gannet                           Sywell CP – no sign of adult this morning 07.00

Saturday 15th April 

15 Apr    Gannet                           Sywell CP – adult, possibly moribund, on water 17.55

15 Apr    Whimbrel                     Pitsford Res – still between Maytrees Hide and Bird Club Hide 16.40

15 Apr    Common Redstart    Long Buckby – male in horse paddocks off footpath EY9 this afternoon

15 Apr    Whimbrel                     Pitsford Res – one between Maytrees Hide and Bird Club Hide 14.30

15 Apr  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – drake still

15 Apr    Arctic Tern                   Pitsford Res – one near the dam, then moved to Scaldwell Bay, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Redshank, White Wagtail, 8+ Bramblings

15 Apr    Common Redstart    Borough Hill – two on the south slope this morning, also 3 Northern Wheatears

15 Apr    White Wagtail            Stanford Res – now at least 17 present late morning

15 Apr    Osprey                          Pitsford Res – one flew south over the causeway 08.25

15 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still this morning, also 5 Ringed Plovers, 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 7 White Wagtails

15 Apr    Rock Pipit                     Pitsford Res – one flew south over Maytrees Hide 08.18

Friday 14th April 

14 Apr    White Wagtail            Stanford Res – three this morning

14 Apr    White Wagtail            Clifford Hill GP – one at the eastern end of the main barrage lake late morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper

14 Apr    Marsh Harrier           Pitsford Res – one north over Scaldwell Bay 11.45, also Dunlin and 2 Little Ringed Plovers

14 Apr   White-fronted Goose Daventry CP – one still this morning

14 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still this morning, also 3 Common Sandpipers

Thursday 13th April

13 Apr    White Wagtail             Pitsford Res – one between the reservoir and Scaldwell early evening

13 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Daventry CP – one again at southern end 16.30

13 Apr    Long-tailed Duck      Stanford Res – still this afternoon, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 12+ Little Ringed Plovers and 3 White Wagtails

13 Apr    Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – one still this morning

13 Apr    Osprey                          Fotheringhay – one flew north-west at 10.20

13 Apr    Ruff                                Summer Leys LNR – male this morning

13 Apr    Marsh Harrier           Ditchford GP – one over high, near A6 bridge, this morning

Wednesday 12th April

12 Apr    Marsh Harrier           Summer Leys LNR – one hunting over reedbeds around the scrape this evening

12 Apr    Long-tailed Duck       Stanford Res – still at 18.30, also Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and 6 White Wagtails

12 Apr    Whimbrel                    Pitsford Res – one calling in flight north over the dam 17.40

12 Apr    Osprey                          Ravensthorpe Res – one in flight, carrying a fish, between Ravensthorpe and Hollowell Reservoirs 15.30

12 Apr    Greenshank                Summer Leys LNR – one on the Cormorant spit in the main lake 15.30

12 Apr    Osprey                           Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway early/mid-afternoon, also female Garganey on spit between causeway and Maytrees hide

12 Apr    Osprey                           Pitsford Res – one fishing in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 4 Bramblings near the pines north of the dam

12 Apr    White-fronted Goose  Daventry CP – one still this morning but no sign of Red-necked or Black-necked Grebes

12 Apr    Ruff                                 Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also Grasshopper Warbler at adjacent Mary’s Lake

12 Apr    Scaup                             Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this morning, also Grasshopper Warbler

12 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 10 still in trees near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 07.08

Tuesday 11th April 

11 Apr    Ruff                                 Summer Leys LNR – two still this evening

11 Apr    Great White Egret      Northampton – one flew west along the River Nene Valley at Sixfields 13.20

11 Apr    Common Redstart      Newnham Hill – male still in sheep field on the far left of the track down to the farm approx SP583607  11.15, also 2 Northern Wheatears

11 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Daventry CP – one, very elusive and distant at southern end, also Black-necked Grebe still, Eurasian White-fronted Goose plus male Common Redstart in paddock to the south-east

11 Apr    Common Redstart      Newnham Hill – a male in sheep field on the far left of the track down to the farm approx SP583607  08.50, also 2 Northern Wheatears

11 Apr    Garganey                         Stanwick GP – a female on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also 2 Common Sandpipers

Monday 10th April

10 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still at 19.30, also Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and White Wagtail

10 Apr    Whooper Swan            Sywell CP – adult still with Mute Swans in field adjacent to reservoir this afternoon

10 Apr    Red-crested Pochard Clifford Hill GP – drake at the western end of the main barrage lake

10 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – still present this afternoon, also Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Hobby and 3cy Yellow-legged Gull but no sign of Red-necked Grebes

10 Apr    Ruff                                Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

10 Apr    Little Gull                     Pitsford Res – a second-winter off the pines, north of the dam 08.20

10 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – at least five still in trees on Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 08.00

10 Apr    White Wagtail             Pitsford Res – one by the dam early morning

Sunday 9th April 

09 Apr    Osprey                           Hollowell Res – one over at 18.00

09 Apr    Little Gull                     Pitsford Res – one south over Scaldwell Bay early evening

09 Apr    Garganey                      Summer Leys LNR – on on Brayshaw’s Bund 14.30

09 Apr    Red-necked Grebe    Daventry CP – two still 11.50

09 Apr    Wood Sandpiper       Stanford Res – one reported briefly 11.00

09 Apr    Black Tern                    Ditchford GP – three flew over Lake 16/09 at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning

09 Apr    White Wagtail             Stanford Res – two by the old hide 09.00

09 Apr    Sandwich Tern           Daventry CP – one flew in and rested on tern raft until departing 09.00

09 Apr    Sandwich Tern           Clifford Hill GP – twenty resting on the main barrage lake but flushed by dog-walkers and flew east 08.55

09 Apr    Red-necked Grebe    Daventry CP – two still showing well by the tern rafts 08.05, also Eurasian White-fronted Goose still

09 Apr    Red-crested Pochard Pitsford Res – drake by the dam

09 Apr    Common Crane          Stanford Res – two briefly at 08.00 then flew south-west over dam

Saturday 8th April

08 Apr    Osprey                            Crick – one north over Foxholes Fishery 17.30

08 Apr    Osprey                            Sywell – one over north, also Peregrine

08 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – still present in south-west corner 17.10

08 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – eight still in trees on Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 16.48

08 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Daventry CP – two still showing well by the tern rafts 16.20, also Eurasian White-fronted Goose still

08 Apr    Whooper Swan            Sywell CP – adult still with Mute Swans in field adjacent to reservoir 14.55

08 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Daventry CP – two still showing well by the dam 13.15, also Eurasian White-fronted Goose and Black-necked Grebe still

08 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still at 13.00, also 3 Dunlin, Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 White Wagtails

08 Apr    Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one on concrete building in field between Airfield and road 11.30

08 Apr    Spoonbill                       Thrapston GP – two circled Aldwincle Lake before gaining height and heading toward Oundle late morning 10.30

08 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Daventry CP – two reported by the dam this morning, also Black-necked Grebe still

08 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning but no sign of yesterday’s Red-necked Grebe

08 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 20 near the speed camera on Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 08.20

Friday 7th April

07 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Stanford Res – still present, in the mouth of Blowers Lodge Bay, 20.00, also Long-tailed Duck, 3 Dunlins and a Common Sandpiper

07 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – eighteen at Abington Park, opposite Weston  Way NN3 3BL 19.00

07 Apr    Common Redstart     Long Buckby – male in hedgerow on private farmland off West Haddon Road 16.30

07 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – unspecified number again near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 16.00

07 Apr    Garganey                       Hollowell Res – drake still 15.30

07 Apr    Garganey                       Hollowell Res – drake early afternoon

07 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – still present late morning, also Eurasian White-fronted Goose

07 Apr    Red-necked Grebe     Stanford Res – a summer-plumaged individual near the hide 11.30, also Long-tailed Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Green Sandpipers

07 Apr    Garganey                       Summer Leys LNR – a female by the Cormorant spit on the main lake mid-morning

07 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – no sign of any in Rushmere Road, late morning

07 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – just one feeding on fallen ornamental crab apples at the junction of Billing Road East and Bougainvillea Drive NN3 3XD this morning 09.30

Thursday 6th April 

06 Apr    White Wagtail              Stanford Res – one, possibly two, at the inlet end this evening, also 5 Little Ringed Plovers and Common Snipe

06 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – at least 22 still near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 14.35

06 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – unspecified number still near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 12.25

06 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – still present late morning

06 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – again feeding on fallen ornamental crab apples at the junction of Billing Road East and Bougainvillea Drive NN3 3XD 08.45 (the Rushmere Road birds)

06 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – unspecified number still near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 07.45

Wednesday 5th April 

05 Apr    Hen Harrier                  Burton Latimer – a ‘ringtail’ flew over wind turbines heading toward Finedon this afternoon

05 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – still present this afternoon

05 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – at least 25 still near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 12.45

05 Apr    Whooper Swan            Sywell CP – adult still with Mute Swans in field adjacent to reservoir 12.05, also male Stonechat

05 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 35 back in lime trees near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 10.50

05 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper

05 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 25 feeding on fallen ornamental crab apples at the junction of Billing Road East and Bougainvillea Drive NN3 3XD 09.00 (the Rushmere Road birds)

05 Apr    Scaup                             Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this morning

05 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 25 still near the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 06.58

Tuesday 4th April

04 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – one still close to the south-west shore 18.30

04 Apr    Whooper Swan            Sywell CP – adult still today

04 Apr    Black-necked Grebe  Daventry CP – one close to the south-west shore mid-afternoon

04 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also 11 Little Ringed Plovers

04 Apr    Waxwing                       Northampton – approximately 25 at the top of Rushmere Road NN1 5RZ 07.40

Monday 3rd April

03 Apr    Scaup                              Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake

03 Apr    Little Gull                     Daventry CP – an adult at 15.15

03 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present today

Sunday 2nd April

02 Apr    Crossbill                        Bucknell Wood – two this afternoon

02 Apr    Ring Ouzel                     Newnham Hill – male still feeding on ivy berries in tree above stile at beginning of track leading down to farm 14.45

02 Apr    Ring Ouzel                     Newnham Hill – male again, in tree above stile at beginning of track leading down to farm 12.45

02 Apr    Short-eared Owl         Pitsford Res – one flew west over Scaldwell Bay 10.10

02 Apr    Red-crested Pochard Thrapston GP – three,  drake and female on Trout Lake (north end) and drake at south end of Aldwincle Lake 08.30

02 Apr    Ring Ouzel                     Newnham Hill – male showing well in hedge on right of track leading down to farm

02 Apr    Osprey                             Blatherwycke Lake – male over at 07.40

02 Apr    Common Redstart     Northampton – female at the Moulton Park end of Bradlaugh Fields near to Goodwill Solutions boundary fence and the pond off Darnell Way 07.00 SP775645

02 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present early morning

Saturday 1st April

01 Apr    Marsh Harrier             Stanwick GP – one over the reedbed 19.15

01 Apr    Little Gull                        Summer Leys LNR – first-summer still on the main lake 18.50

01 Apr    Little Gull                        Summer Leys LNR – a first-summer on the main lake late afternoon

01 Apr    White Wagtail               Stanford Res – one this morning on the south side, on the shore between the dam and the gate with sign ‘Fishermen’s Vehicles Only’

01 Apr    Red-crested Pochard Earls Barton GP – drake still on Pete Wild’s Lake this morning

01 Apr    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning 08.10

Friday 31st March 

31 Mar    Little Gull                       Summer Leys LNR – one this evening 19.15

31 Mar    Little Gull                       Pitsford Res – one over the causeway 11.30

31 Mar    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning 11.00

31 Mar    Long-tailed Duck        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 10.50 but no further sign subsequently

31 Mar    Slavonian Grebe         Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this morning, also Green Sandpiper below the dam and 12+ Bramblings at the pines

31 Mar    Sandwich Tern            Pitsford Res – one over north at 09.10

31 Mar    Scaup                              Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this morning, also Dunlin

Thursday 30th March

30 Mar    Little Gull                      Thrapston GP – a first-summer on Town Lake early evening plus 3 Red-crested Pochards still on Aldwincle Lake, also Common Tern

30 Mar    Osprey                            Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay 15.00

30 Mar    Osprey                            Daventry CP – one over at 12.24

Wednesday 29th March

29 Mar    Little Gull                      Stanwick GP – a first-summer on the A45 Lay-by Pit, also female Scaup still on the main lake

29 Mar    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning

29 Mar    Waxwing                         Castlethorpe – at least 5 in hedge by canal, by Navigation pub 08.40

Tuesday 28th March

28 Mar    Slavonian Grebe          Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this morning

28 Mar    Waxwing                         Brackley – one still at the junction of Humphries Drive and Falcon Way NN13 6PZ 07.30

Monday 27th March

27 Mar    Scaup                              Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon, also 5 Common Snipe and second-summer Yellow-legged Gull

27 Mar    Waxwing                        Northampton  – at least 30 feeding on rosehips at Eastfield Park at 15.30 then flew north 16:10

27 Mar    Little Gull                      Pitsford Res – an adult in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

27 Mar    Waxwing                        Rothwell  – four in the park next to the church, near the little wood and pond 14.05

27 Mar    Little Gull                      Ditchford GP – two adults on Higham Ferrers Lake this morning

27 Mar    Red-crested Pochard Earls Barton GP – drake still on Pete Wild’s Lake this morning, also Peregrine

27 Mar    Little Gull                      Summer Leys LNR – two adults this morning

Sunday 26th March

26 Mar    Waxwing                        Hardingstone  – twelve by Bouverie House on Bouverie Road, Hardingstone NN4 6EG, SP764576 this afternoon

26 Mar    Ruff                                   Stanwick GP – four on the main lake this morning, also female Scaup and first-summer Caspian Gull

26 Mar    Osprey                             Welford – two together over the village this afternoon NN6 6HS

26 Mar    Slavonian Grebe          Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this morning, also Pintail, Curlew, Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper and 6 Common Snipe

26 Mar    Long-tailed Duck        Stanford Res – still present this morning

26 Mar    Waxwing                         Brackley – one still at the junction of Humphries Drive and Falcon Way NN13 6PZ 09.00

Saturday 25th March

25 Mar    Waxwing                         Brackley – one still on berries in Falcon Way NN13 6PZ, at 17.10

25 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning, also White Wagtail on the dam

25 Mar    Osprey                             Pitsford Res – one colour-ringed individual fishing in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also White-fronted Goose still

25 Mar    Great White Egret      Stanwick GP – one flew north-east along the River Nene Valley this morning

25 Mar    Waxwing                         Northampton – two flew from cotoneasters near doctors’ surgery on Rowtree Road, East Hunsbury 08.20

Friday 24th March 

24 Mar    Avocet                               Summer Leys LNR – colour-ringed individual again on Cormorant spit on main lake 17.00

24 Mar    Scaup                                Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon, also Dunlin

24 Mar    Avocet                               Summer Leys LNR – colour-ringed individual still on main lake, asleep behind bund, viewable from railway line 15.15

24 Mar    Waxwing                         Brackley – now on berries in Falcon Way NN13 6PZ, a short distance from Humphries Drive 14.25

24 Mar    Waxwing                         Brackley – one at the junction of Humphries Drive and Falcon Way NN13 6PZ 13.45

24 Mar    White Wagtail               Hollowell Res – one with Pied Wagtails 13.00, also 2 Jack Snipe

24 Mar    Red-crested Pochard Earls Barton GP – drake on Pete Wild’s Lake this morning

24 Mar    Avocet                               Summer Leys LNR – a colour-ringed individual on the ‘Cormorant spit’ on the main lake 10.15

Thursday 23rd March 

23 Mar    White Wagtail               Pitsford Res – one with Pied Wagtails on the dam this evening, also Redshank and Green Sandpiper

23 Mar    Little Gull                         Boddington Res – six, present for 30 minutes, late morning

23 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

Wednesday 22nd March

22 Mar    Little Gull                         Summer Leys – at least 7, high above the main lake late afternoon

22 Mar    Scaup                                Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon, also Dunlin and 4 Redshanks

22 Mar    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still, with Mute Swans in field north-east of the reservoir this afternoon, also Common Snipe

22 Mar    Little Gull                         Daventry CP – four adults this morning at 11.30

22 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 21st March

21 Mar    White Wagtail                Pitsford Res – one with Pied Wagtails on the dam this evening

21 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys – one this evening, also 2 Garganey still from screen hide

21 Mar    Garganey                          Summer Leys – two (one drake) on small island in front of screen hide 16.00

21 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning, also Green Sandpiper

21 Mar    Waxwing                           Little Billing – approximately 15 in poplars by Billing Fishponds, viewed from Bramley Grove NN3 9HJ this morning

Monday 20th March

20 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

20 Mar    Scaup                                Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake

20 Mar    Osprey                               Little Irchester – one flew west over at 14.45

20 Mar    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also Slavonian Grebe in Pintail Bay

20 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Ditchford GP – two on Townholme Meadow (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) this morning, also Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper

Sunday 19th March 

19 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present off yacht club today

19 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – three this afternoon

19 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still early afternoon

19 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway 12.00, also White-fronted Goose still

19 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning, also 8 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Green Sandpipers at the inflow end

Saturday 18th March

18 Mar    Mediterranean Gull    Stanford Res – a second-winter at the inlet end

18 Mar    Caspian Gull                   Hollowell Res – a first-winter this afternoon (15.00), also Dunlin, 2 Jack Snipes and 2 Common Snipe

18 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – thirteen flew over at 10.00, also Peregrine

18 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning, also 5 Little Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank and Green Sandpiper at the inflow end

Friday 17th March

17 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – a third-winter this morning 11.30

17 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway today, also White-fronted Goose still and Slavonian Grebe still in Yacht Bay

17 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still

Thursday 16th March

16 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway late afternoon, also Slavonian Grebe still off the yacht club

16 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers in the small bay at the inflow end and Green Sandpiper

Wednesday 15th March

15 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers at the inflow end

15 Mar    Waxwing                           Moulton – five over at 11.45

15 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still

Tuesday 14th March 

14 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also 3 Dunlins at the inflow end

14 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Earls Barton GP – two drakes on Pete Wild’s Lake this afternoon

Monday 13th March

13 Mar    Short-eared Owl           Sulgrave –  one on roadside hedge between Sulgrave and Magpie Farm SP552453 16.40

13 Mar    Waxwing                           Wellingborough – three around Thrush Lane but mobile

13 Mar    White-fronted Goose  Blatherwycke Lake – one today with Greylags

13 Mar    White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – still south of the causeway today, also Jack Snipe

13 Mar    Short-eared Owl           Finedon – two still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 from 17.00

13 Mar    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still this morning

13 Mar    Smew                                 Stanford Res – ‘redhead’ still this morning

13 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still this morning

13 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present off yacht club this morning

13 Mar    Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – one drake this morning, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards on adjacent Pete Wild’s Lake, Earls Barton GP plus Peregrine

13 Mar    Smew                                 Clifford Hill GP – two (one drake) still present, on the fishing lake east of the main barrage this morning

Sunday 12th March

12 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Crick – five (adult, 2 first-winters and 2 second-winters) first-winter by A5 on DIRFT 3 construction site SP562748 this afternoon, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult, first-winter and second-winter), 2 Curlews and 6 Dunlins

12 Mar    Smew                                 Clifford Hill GP – two (one drake) still on the main barrage lake this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit

12 Mar    Black-tailed Godwit    Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake 12.18

12 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – two at 11.20, also 4 Red-crested Pochards on adjacent Pete Wild’s Lake, Earls Barton GP

12 Mar    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still 10.40

12 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present 12.30, also ‘redhead’ Smew still

12 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit between the causeway and Maytrees Hide, plus Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshanks and 3 Common Snipe

Saturday 11th March

11 Mar    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake mid-afternoon

11 Mar    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still 13.45

11 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still early afternoon

11 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present 12.30, also ‘redhead’ Smew still plus 2 Pintails, 8 Golden Plovers, Curlew, 2 Green Sandpipers, Jack Snipe and 9 Common Snipe

11 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Crick – first-winter by A5 on DIRFT 3 construction site SP562748 11.15

11 Mar    Smew                                 Clifford Hill GP – two (one drake) on the main barrage lake 11.00

11 Mar    Mediterranean Gull     Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning

11 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also White-fronted Goose in field south of the causeway

Friday 10th March 

10 Mar    Great White Egret        Ditchford GP – three west of Ditchford Lane today, also Jack Snipe

10 Mar    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – two (one drake) still on the main lake this afternoon

10 Mar    Great White Egret        Earls Barton GP – one west of Hardwater Crossing today

10 Mar    Great White Egret        Hollowell Res – one flew over at 13.15, also 4 Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and Stonechat

10 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also ‘redhead’ Smew still plus Redshank and Green Sandpiper

Thursday 9th March

09 Mar    Cattle Egret                      Northampton – wholly unconfirmed report of two in cattle field, from train, ‘south of Northampton’ 16.35

09 Mar    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – two still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 from 16.10

09 Mar    Waxwing                           Nassington – approximately 12 in tall trees at 44 Station Road PE8 6QB early afternoon

09 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also Red-crested Pochard still on adjacent Earls Barton GP

09 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – approximately 25 still in Kent Road, St Crispins NN5 4XB 08.00

Wednesday 8th March 

08 Mar    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still

08 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, in Yacht Bay today

08 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least 40 still in Kent Road, St Crispins NN5 4XB late afternoon

08 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon, also ‘redhead’ Smew still

08 Mar    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – two (one drake) still on the main lake this afternoon

08 Mar    Kittiwake                          Ravensthorpe Res – an adult flew low north 11.05

08 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

Tuesday 7th March

07 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – a third-winter in Scaldwell Bay early evening, also 2 Redshanks and a Green Sandpiper

07 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least fifty still, on St Crispin Drive, NN5 4RB, around the grounds of the old hospital building 15.30

07 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon

07 Mar    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – two (one drake) on the main lake this afternoon

07 Mar    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake, from Palmer Hide

07 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still by the causeway 11.20, also White-fronted Goose still

07 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

Monday 6th March

06 Mar    Little Gull                         Clifford Hill GP – one reported late afternoon

06 Mar    White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – still late afternoon

06 Mar    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – at least two still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon 17.30

06 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least fifty still, on St Crispin Drive, NN5 4RB, in trees in car park of retirement village and in tall trees in the grounds of the old hospital building 15.30

06 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, in Pintail Bay today

06 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – a first-winter this afternoon, also Barnacle Goose, first-winter Mediterranean Gull and 2 Stonechats 13.15

06 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – three (2 adults and a first-winter) in field immediately north of the tip 12.30

06 Mar    Sand Martin                    Pitsford Res – two over the causeway mid-morning (first of 2017)

06 Mar    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake

Sunday 5th March

05 Mar    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – at least two still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

05 Mar    Red-crested Pochard   Earls Barton GP – two on Pete Wylde’s Lake

05 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – maximum of 66 in trees near ‘The Sett’, Howarth Way NN5 4AA, St. Crispins/Duston this afternoon

05 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least fifty still in trees near ‘The Sett’, Howarth Way NN5 4AA, St. Crispins/Duston 14.00 but mobile

05 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still late morning, also ‘redhead’ Smew still

05 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least fifty still in trees near ‘The Sett’, Howarth Way NN5 4AA, St. Crispins/Duston, commuting between here and cotoneaster at nearby Yumyun Chinese Restaurant 11.05

05 Mar    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still 10.30

05 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – sixty-one still in trees near ‘The Sett’, Howarth Way NN5 4AA, St. Crispins/Duston, commuting between here and cotoneaster at nearby Yumyun Chinese Restaurant 10.10

05 Mar    White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, close to fishing lodge

05 Mar    Glaucous Gull                 Crick – adult in field by A5 on north side of DIRFT Logistics construction site SP562748 09.10-09.20 then flew east over M1, just north of Junction 18

05 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Crick – third-winter by A5 on DIRFT Logistics construction site SP562748 08.35 then flew east, just north of M1 Junction 18

05 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – sixty-one in trees near ‘The Sett’, Howarth Way NN5 4AA, St. Crispins/Duston 07.50

Saturday 4th March

04 Mar    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake

04 Mar    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – one still

04 Mar    Crossbill                            Kelmarsh – one in Scotland Wood today

04 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – forty-three in St. Crispin Drive NN5 4BL 16.20, then flew east

04 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – forty-one in mature lime trees behind Willow Close/Kent Road South, St. Crispins  NN5 4WD until 16.05

04 Mar    Glaucous Gull                Rushton Landfill – juvenile still in field immediately north of the tip this afternoon 15.20

04 Mar    Glaucous Gull                Rushton Landfill – juvenile still in field immediately north of the tip this afternoon, also 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter) still 14.10

04 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least 35 in mature lime trees off Willow Close/Kent Road South, St. Crispins  NN5 4WD 13.00

04 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, in Pintail Bay, 12.15

04 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still at midday, also ‘redhead’ Smew, Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe

04 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also White-fronted Goose still

04 Mar    Glaucous Gull                Rushton Landfill – juvenile again in field immediately north of the tip this morning 11.00

04 Mar    Waxwing                           Northampton – at least 30 off Kent Road, St Crispins NN5 4XB feeding in berry tree behind Chinese restaurant this morning

04 Mar    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – two (adult and first-winter) in field immediately north of the tip this morning 09.30

Friday 3rd March 

03 Mar    Short-eared Owl           Brampton Valley – one below Hanging Houghton this afternoon, also Peregrine and 6 Stonechats

03 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, off the yacht club, late afternoon

03 Mar    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still mid-afternoon, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards on nearby Pete Wiles’ Lake (Earls Barton GP)

03 Mar    Waxwing                           Hanging Houghton – four briefly this morning

Thursday 2nd March

02 Mar    White-fronted Goose  Pitsford Res – one still, from causeway

02 Mar    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – three still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 from 17.00

02 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway this morning, also Great White Egret still

Wednesday 1st March

01 Mar    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 from 16.15

01 Mar    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still this afternoon, also ‘redhead’ Smew, 73 Goosanders, Green Sandpiper, 19 Common Snipe and first-winter Caspian Gull

01 Mar    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, off the dam, late afternoon

01 Mar    Glaucous Gull                Rushton Landfill – juvenile still, on landfill, mid-afternoon

01 Mar    Waxwing                          Northampton – fifteen at the junction of Lindisfarne Way & Hardwick Road NN4 0GP East Hunsbury at 12.30

01 Mar    Waxwing                          Northampton – two at junction of Penvale Road and Avebury Way NN4 0QD East Hunsbury at 12.30

01 Mar    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – north of the causeway late morning, also Great White Egret and 2 Green Sandpipers

Tuesday 28th February

28 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – approximately forty-five at the junction of Lindisfarne Way & Hardwick Road NN4 0GP at 16.30

28 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still this afternoon, also first-winter Caspian Gull in the roost

28 Feb    Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) on Titchmarsh LNR this afternoon

28 Feb    Mediterranean Gull    Daventry CP – an adult at 12.45, also 14 Golden Plovers over, 8 Common Snipe and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

28 Feb    Glaucous Gull                Rushton Landfill – juvenile still, on landfill, 12.05

28 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – five at the junction of Lindisfarne Way & Hardwick Road NN4 0GP at 12.00

28 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay at 11.20

28 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – two at junction of Penvale Road and Avebury Way NN4 0QD East Hunsbury at midday

Monday 27th February

27 Feb    Waxwing                           Northampton – more than 50 at the junction of Lindisfarne Way & Hardwick Road NN4 0GP at 14.40

27 Feb    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still today

27 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile still, on landfill, 13.05

27 Feb    Great White Egret        Wakerley – one flew east along the River Welland Valley between Barrowden and Wakerley late morning

27 Feb    Red-crested Pochard   Summer Leys LNR – one drake still this morning

Sunday 26th February

26 Feb    Hen Harrier                     Grafton Underwood – ‘ringtail’ at the disused airfield SP924815 today

26 Feb    Mediterranean Gull     Pitsford Res – first-winter again today, also drake Pintail, 2 Redshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers, Jack Snipe, 90 Common Snipe and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

26 Feb    Iceland Gull                     Stanford Res – no sign of first-winter in the gull roost this evening, but Long-tailed Duck still present today

26 Feb    Smew                                  Earls Barton GP –  ‘redhead’ on Mary’s Lake still this afternoon

26 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still mid-afternoon, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards still

26 Feb    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still off the causeway late morning, also 2 Great White Egrets and Slavonian Grebe still

26 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile still, on landfill, 11.45 also adult Caspian Gull

26 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one still

26 Feb    Waxwing                          Brackley – two on Falcon Way NN13 6PZ this morning

26 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Warmington –  one still with Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings in roadside cereal strip approx 1 km along minor road to Fotheringhay TL065912 08.45

Saturday 25th February

25 Feb    Iceland Gull                     Stanford Res – first-winter in the gull roost this evening, also Long-tailed Duck still

25 Feb    Mediterranean Gull     Pitsford Res – first-winter in the gull roost this evening

25 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile still on landfill 15.15, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

25 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile still on landfill 14.30

25 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay at 13.15

25 Feb    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one from the causeway this morning, also Green Sanpiper and 2 Redshanks but no sign of the Red-necked Grebe

25 Feb    Great White Egret        Thrapston GP – one still on Heron Lake this morning

25 Feb    Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR –  two drakes on westernmost lake, from old railway line, this morning

25 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – twelve at junction of Penvale Road and Avebury Way NN4 0QD East Hunsbury at midday

25 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile feeding on landfill 10.55

25 Feb    Smew                                  Summer Leys LNR –  ‘redhead’ on the main lake 09.00

Friday 24th February

24 Feb    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 from 16.15

24 Feb    Caspian Gull                   Rushton Landfill – adult this afternoon

21 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning

24 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – off the causeway late morning

24 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – approximately 30 at the junction of Penvale Road and Braemar Crescent NN4 0FG, East Hunsbury this morning

Thursday 23rd February 

23 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – by the dam this afternoon

23 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – at least 50 flew over Hobby Close, East Hunsbury 10.35

Wednesday 22nd February

22 Feb    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one still 15.10

22 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – at least 30 at junction of Penvale Road and Avebury Way NN4 0QD East Hunsbury 14.30

22 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – twelve coming to berries at junction of Penvale Road and Avebury Way NN4 0QD East Hunsbury 13.15

22 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake 09.30

Tuesday 21st February

21 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – twenty-three in Windingbrook Lane, Collingtree Park/East Hunsbury NN4 0XN 15.50 the flew off

21 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still in Yacht Bay 15.25

21 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 14.35

21 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway, also 2 Great White Egrets still in Scaldwell Bay at 14.20

21 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – ten on Cotoneaster along Rowtree Road, East Hunsbury, opposite Danes Camp Surgery NN4 0NY 13.00

21 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – still 20+ in Wootton, Hermitage Way/Cowley Close area NN4 6JG early afternoon

21 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning

Monday 20th February

20 Feb    Caspian Gull                   Rushton Landfill – two adults still late afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

20 Feb    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

20 Feb     Scaup                                Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon, also Peregrine

20 Feb    White-fronted Goose Daventry CP – first-winter this afternoon, also two female Scaup

20 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway this morning

Sunday 19th February

19 Feb    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still

19 Feb    Caspian Gull                   Rushton Landfill – two adults this afternoon, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

19 Feb    Scaup                                 Ditchford GP – drake on pits west of Ditchford Lane today, also 2 Great White Egrets (Viaduct Pit and Wilson’s Pit), Jack Snipe and 39 Common Snipe

19 Feb    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, also White-fronted Goose still, plus Pintail, Red-crested Pochard and second calendar year Yellow-legged Gull

19 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Woodford Halse – one at a private feeding station this afternoon – can be viewed from footpath running north-west from Farndon Road; viewing point is SP532528 looking east at hedgerow screening houses

19 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile again over the landfill 15.40

19 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

19 Feb    Glaucous Gull                 Rushton Landfill – juvenile over the landfill from entrance track to Storefield Lodge Farm 10.45, also adult Caspian Gull

19 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present by Yacht Club this morning

19 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning

19 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Warmington –  one still with Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings approx 1 km along minor road to Fotheringhay mid-morning TL065912

19 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway this morning

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

19 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – still c.40 in Wootton, Hermitage Way area NN4 6JG 14.30

Saturday 18th February

18 Feb    Mediterranean Gull    Boddington Res – first-winter in gull roost this evening, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

18 Feb    Great White Egret        Summer Leys LNR – one at 16.30, also drake Red-crested Pochard

18 Feb    White-fronted Goose  Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake late afternoon

18 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon

18 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR, this afternoon, also 2 Red-crested Pochards

18 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – between 45 and 50 still in Wootton, Hermitage Way area NN4 6JG 14.30

18 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present 14.30, also 7 Golden Plovers and 35 Common Snipe

18 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway, off car park, 14.00, also Slavonian Grebe still in Yacht Bay

18 Feb    Whooper Swan            Sywell CP – adult still in field adjacent to reservoir early afternoon

18 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present by Yacht Club this morning, also Red-crested Pochard and 2 Redshanks

18 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – between 35 and 40 in Waitrose car park, Newport Pagnell Road NN4 6HP late morning (same birds as at adjacent Hermitage Way)

18 Feb    Great White Egret       Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, on Corner Lake 11.20

18 Feb    Corn Bunting                 Warmington –  one with Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings approx 1 km along minor road to Fotheringhay mid-morning

18 Feb    Smew                                 Earls Barton GP –  ‘redhead’ on Mary’s Lake this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard still

18 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway this morning

18 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning

18 Feb    Iceland Gull                    Rushton Landfill – forth-winter/adult in field immediately north of the landfill 10.00 (not Glaucous Gull as previously reported)

18 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – ten near the water tower on Boughton Green Road approx NN2 7SU 09.30

18 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – approximately 40 still in Wootton, Hermitage Way area NN4 6JG 08.50

Friday 17th February

17 Feb    Short-eared Owl           Earls Barton GP – one behind Mary’s Lake

17 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this afternoon

17 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – at least 30 still in Wootton approx NN4 6JG 12.35

17 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present by Yacht Club 12.00

17 Feb    White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – still present, in Walgrave Bay this morning

17 Feb    Smew                                 Earls Barton GP –  ‘redhead’ still on Pete Wiles’ Lake this morning

17 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway this morning

17 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – forty-three in tall trees at the junction of Hermitage Way and Cowley Close NN4 6JG 08.15

17 Feb    Pink-footed Goose       Pitsford Res – eight flew south over Scaldwell Bay 08.05

Thursday 16th February

16 Feb    White-fronted Goose Pitsford Res – still in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon

16 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – at least forty in tall trees at the junction of  Hermitage Way and Cowley Close NN4 6JG 14.30

16 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – twenty-five at the northern end of Hermitage Way, at the junction of Battalion Drive, Wootton NN4 6JG midday then flew south at 12.50

16 Feb    Smew                                 Earls Barton GP – a ‘redhead’ on Pete Wiles’ Lake this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard on adjacent Mary’s Lake

16 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present in Yacht Bay 09.00, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and Green Sandpiper

16 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still south of causeway 08.00

16 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – thirty-two in hedge bordering small parkland area at the northern end of Hermitage Way, Wootton NN4 6JG 07.50-08.00

Wednesday 15th February

15 Feb    Waxwing                          Kettering – approximately 30 flying around in the vicinity of the General Hospital 17.00 and may have roosted nearby

15 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon

15 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present by the Yacht Club 15.00, also 14 Bramblings in trees along the shoreline in same area

15 Feb    Red-necked Grebe        Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway this morning, also White-fronted Goose in Scaldwell Bay and 2 Great White Egrets still

Tuesday 14th February 

14 Feb    Great White Egret       Thrapston GP – still on Heronry Lake

14 Feb    Caspian Gull                  Hollowell Res – adult still today, also Barnacle Goose and 4 Stonechats

14 Feb    Whooper Swan             Sywell CP – adult still today

14 Feb    White-fronted Goose Thrapston GP – two still on Town Lake this afternoon

14 Feb    Great White Egret       Summer Leys – one still, 14.00

14 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still present, by Yacht Club, 12.00 also 2 Red-crested Pochards by the dam

14 Feb    Great White Egret       Pitsford Res – still in Holcot Bay this morning

14 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – thirty-eight on roundabout outside Northampton High School for Girls, Newport Pagnell Road NN4 6UU, opposite turn to Wootton Fields 12.00

14 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present south of the causeway this morning

Monday 13th February

13 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – still present just south of the causeway 15.00

13 Feb    Short-eared Owl           Twywell Hills & Dales – one at Whitestones 14.00 then flew toward Cranford

13 Feb    Waxwing                          Oundle – between 9 and 12 visiting a garden in Glapthorn Road PE8 4PS today

13 Feb    Red-necked Grebe       Pitsford Res – one close to the causeway this morning, from the car park (10.45), also Merlin along the shoreline near Brixworth CP 09.30

13 Feb    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still this morning

13 Feb   Bewick’s Swan                Northampton – four flew east along the River Nene near Clifford Hill GP 07.30

Sunday 12th February

12 Feb    Caspian Gull                   Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost this evening

12 Feb    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – two still late afternoon

12 Feb    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – still off the yacht club today

12 Feb    Waxwing                          Northampton – seventeen on roundabout outside Northampton High School for Girls, Newport Pagnell Road NN4 6UU, opposite turn to Wootton Fields 14.30 but not present 15.20

12 Feb    Great White Egret        Ravensthorpe Res – two still at 10.45

12 Feb    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one this morning at 10.30

12 Feb    Bittern                               Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake 10.15, also Great White Egret

Saturday 11th February

11 Feb    Long-tailed Duck           Stanford Res – still present today

11 Feb    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two still, also drake Smew

11 Feb    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one still, on Heronry Lake

11 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still today

11 Feb    Great White Egret         Ditchford GP – one flew toward Stanwick GP late morning

Friday 10th February

10 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still present, in Yacht Bay, 15.30

10 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present 15.00, also redhead Smew, 60 Goosanders, Jack Snipe, 24 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper and adult Caspian Gull

10 Feb    Caspian Gull                     Hollowell Res – adult this afternoon, also Barnacle Goose, Great White Egret and 5+ Stonechats

10 Feb    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two this morning, one this afternoon

10 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – twenty-two still, outside Lancaster Gate to airfield, 14.00 approx SP827677

10 Feb    Hen Harrier                     Polebrook AF – a ‘ringtail’ during the morning

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

10 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – still ‘some’ in tall trees by entrance to the airfield along Holcot Road this morning approx SP827677

Thursday 9th February

09 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon

09 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – approximately twenty still by entrance to the airfield along Holcot Road 12.30 approx SP827677

09 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this morning

09 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – approximately twenty still by entrance to the airfield along Holcot Road this morning approx SP827677

Wednesday 8th February 

08 Feb    White-fronted Goose   Whiston – fourteen again by River Nene adjacent to White Mills Marina 13.30 SP855617

08 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – twenty-one at Brooklands Gate 12.55 SP827677

08 Feb    Caspian Gull                    Daventry CP – third-winter (unringed) this morning, also 2 Common Snipe

08 Feb    Waxwing                            Irthlingborough – no sign in rowans on Finedon Road, close to Pipers Close NN9 5XU 07.45-08.15

Tuesday 7th February 

07 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake

07 Feb    Waxwing                            Irthlingborough – forty-one in rowans on Finedon Road, close to Pipers Close NN9 5XU at 14.00

07 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – at least 8 at entrance to Brooklands Gate 13.30

07 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this morning

07 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – three at entrance to Brooklands Gate 11.30

07 Feb    Smew                                   Pitsford Res – drake in Holcot Bay 10.30

07 Feb    Waxwing                            Kettering – three outside Brooke House, Linden Avenue / St Mary’s Road Kettering NN15 7NX at 10.30

07 Feb    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay 09.30

Monday 6th February

06 Feb    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still this afternoon

06 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – just one, at entrance to Brooklands Gate 14.45

06 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon, also Bittern flew from reedbed to adjacent pit to the east 14.45

06 Feb    Waxwing                            Rushton – nine reported in trees by railway bridge at 14.15 SP855816

06 Feb    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – three still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 early afternoon

06 Feb    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning, also drake Smew still 11.15 and Green Sandpiper

06 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – three still, at entrance to Brooklands Gate 11.15

06 Feb    Smew                                  Pitsford Res – drake in Holcot Bay at 10.30

06 Feb    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Red-crested Pochard still on nearby Mary’s Lake at Earls Barton GP

06 Feb    Waxwing                            Ditchford GP – thirteen flew over Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows LNR toward Irthlingborough mid-morning

06 Feb    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.20 in tallest tree Linden Avenue / St Mary’s Road Kettering NN15 7NX at 08.30

Sunday 5th February 

05 Feb    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – three still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 just after 16.30

05 Feb    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon

05 Feb    Scaup                                  Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon

05 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present off the reedbed on the north side this afternoon, also ‘redhead’ Smew

05 Feb    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-seven still still opposite Linden Ave Medical Centre, Kettering NN15 7NX at 15.00 then flew west

05 Feb    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two at 13.45 but no further sign of drake Smew

05 Feb    Common Scoter             Sywell CP – a female reported near the dam this morning, from screen hide

05 Feb    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake this morning, also 2 Bitterns

05 Feb    Smew                                   Ravensthorpe Res – drake still late morning, also 2 Great White Egrets

05 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – approximately 10  still, at entrance to Brooklands Gate 11.05

05 Feb    Waxwing                            Kettering – at least 10 still still opposite Linden Ave Medical Centre, Kettering NN15 7NX at 10.30

05 Feb    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still present, between Yacht Club and Pintail Bay, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) 10.15

05 Feb    Smew                                   Ravensthorpe Res – drake still mid-morning, also Great White Egret

Saturday 4th February

04 Feb    White-fronted Goose   Thrapston GP – two on Town Lake late afternoon

04 Feb    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 at 16.30

04 Feb    Waxwing                           Kettering – c.15 still NN15 7NX at 14.00

04 Feb    Smew                                   Ravensthorpe Res – drake still this afternoon, also Great White Egret

04 Feb    Jack Snipe                         Stanford Res – one at midday

04 Feb    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning

04 Feb    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one in Holcot Bay, also Green Sandpiper and two Redshanks

04 Feb    White-fronted Goose   Summer Leys LNR – fourteen on the main lake early afternoon

04 Feb    Red-crested Pochard   Earls Barton GP – drake on Mary’s Lake 12.30

04 Feb    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still at midday

04 Feb    Smew                                   Ravensthorpe Res – drake at 09.00

04 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – fourteen  still, at entrance to Brooklands Gate this morning

Friday 3rd February

03 Feb    Waxwing                           Kettering – at least 25 still 14.00

03 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – fourteen  still, at entrance to Brooklands Gate this afternoon

03 Feb    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning

03 Feb    Long-tailed Duck          Stanford Res – still present this morning

03 Feb    Caspian Gull                    Daventry CP – third-winter with green ring still this morning, also 2 Barnacle Geese and an adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Feb    Waxwing                          Kettering, c.20 in tallest tree at Linden Ave/St Mary’s Rd junction NN15 7NX  09.20

Thursday 2nd February

02 Feb    Whooper Swan              Sywell CP – adult still, in field north-east of the reservoir

02 Feb    Waxwing                           Kettering – at least 25 still

02 Feb    Caspian Gull                    Daventry CP – third-winter with green ring this afternoon, also 2 Barnacle Geese, 2 Peregrines and an adult Yellow-legged Gull

02 Feb    Waxwing                            Sywell – fourteen  along main road between the airfield and Townsend Farm at 14.00

02 Feb    Iceland Gull                      Stanford Res – adult this afternoon, also Long-tailed Duck still

02 Feb    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – a first-winter by the sailing club

Wednesday 1st February

01 Feb    White-fronted Goose    Clifford Hill GP – six present

01 Feb    White-fronted Goose   Whiston – fourteen again by River Nene near White Mills Marina

01 Feb    Waxwing                             Kettering – twenty to thirty still late afternoon

01 Feb    Waxwing                             Sywell Aerodrome – c.12 outside Premium Warehousing briefly before flying off

01 Feb    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.20 still present in Linden Avenue/St Mary’s Road NN15 7NX midday

Tuesday 31st January 

31 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – adult again in the gull roost this evening

31 Jan    Waxwing                            Hanging Houghton ten in the village this afternoon

31 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.20 still present in Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 13.20

31 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – at least 6 still present in Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 11.20

31 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – three drakes (one adult) on Mary’s Lake this morning, also Pintail

31 Jan    Whooper Swan               Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard and Great White Egret

31 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.20 still present at junction of St. Mary’s Road & Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 10.00

Monday 30th January

30 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – flock still present at junction of St. Mary’s Road & Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 10.30

30 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.24 at junction of St. Mary’s Road & Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 08.15

Sunday 29th January 

29 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Boddington Res – an adult in the gull roost this evening, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and third-winter)

29 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – adult visited gull roost briefly

29 Jan    Waxwing                            Northampton – the twenty-one at junction of Silverdale Road and Ferndale Road NN3 2TP flew off north 16.55

29 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – thirty-eight at junction of St. Mary’s Road & Linden Avenue NN15 7NX 16.00

29 Jan    Waxwing                            Northampton – twenty-one at junction of Silverdale Road and Ferndale Road NN3 2TP 16.10

29 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Whiston – fourteen by River Nene near White Mills Marina 15.00

29 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this afternoon, also 5 Pintails, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Redshanks

29 Jan    Great White Egret         Ditchford GP – one by the viaduct early afternoon

29 Jan    Waxwing                            Northampton – twenty-five in the vicinity of No. 14 Bush Hill NN3 2PE early afternoon

29 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – c.12 at junction of St. Mary’s Road & Linden Avenue, opposite medical centre NN15 7NX 10.00 (but no sign at 12.00)

29 Jan    Smew                                    Pitsford Res – drake in Walgrave Bay late morning

29 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present late morning, also 3 Pintails

29 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – fourteen still between Summer Leys and Great Doddington this morning also 3 drake Pintails on Summer Leys

29 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – two drakes still on Mary’s Lake this morning

29 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 3 Pintails

Saturday 28th January 

28 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – one still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

28 Jan    Great White Egret        Pitsford Res – one still in Holcot Bay this afternoon

28 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two still this afternoon

28 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

28 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on main lake this afternoon

28 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult in field adjacent to the reservoir this morning

28 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – the 14 from Summer Leys flew north over Great Doddington at 09.50

Friday 27th January

27 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Summer Leys – fourteen this afternoon 15.30

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – no sign of any, anywhere, at 15.30

27 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present at 15.00, also adult Caspian Gull, Jack Snipe and 18 Common Snipe (plus a high count of 64 Goosanders)

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – no sign of any or rowan outside Claremont Parkway Care Home, Holdenby NN15 6XE this afternoon 14.45

27 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

27 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Rushton Landfill – two adults 14.30

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Corby – nine outside Little Stanion Primary School and in hawthorns on opposite side of Roman Road late morning NN18 8TD

27 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on Mary’s Lake late morning

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – eight still in front garden of 57 Northampton Road NN14 1NR  at 11.00

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – eight again in front garden of 57 Northampton Road NN14 1NR  at 08.45

27 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – eight again feeding on Guelder Rose berries in a garden on Carter Avenue NN14 1LY at 08.00

Thursday 26th January

26 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – ten feeding in a Rowan outside Claremont Parkway Care Home, Holdenby NN15 6XE this afternoon

26 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon, also Pintail and Jack Snipe

26 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – eight moved to front garden of 57 Northampton Road NN14 1NR  at 13.40

26 Jan    Waxwing                            Broughton – eight feeding on Guelder Rose berries in a garden on Carter Avenue NN14 1LY at 13.15

26 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake on Mary’s Lake

26 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one from the causeway this morning, also 5 Common Snipe

Tuesday 24th January

24 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost 16.30

24 Jan    Waxwing                            Great Billing – approximately 20 in trees in vicinity of Billing Brook Road and Farm Field Road (between Lings Way and Lumbertubs Way) 15.15

24 Jan    Waxwing                           Hanging Houghton – fourteen again in a private garden in The Croft until 13.15, also Brambling

24 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three again this afternoon

24 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay plus 2 Bramblings also 2 Red-crested Pochards off the north end of the dam 11.00

24 Jan    Scaup                                   Summer Leys LNR – three drakes today, also 2 Red-crested Pochard and one – probably two – Great White Egrets

24 Jan    Waxwing                            Northampton – eight in Esher Court (between Booth Lane and Lumbertubs Way) 08.25

Monday 23rd January

23 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – three still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 16.00

23 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – first-winter in the gull roost this afternoon

23 Jan    Waxwing                           Hanging Houghton – sixteen in a private garden in The Croft, also Brambling

23 Jan    Slavonian Grebe           Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay, also 10 Pintails, 1-2 Great White Egrets. 2 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper, 40 Common Snipe and a Brambling

23 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 9 Pintails, plus 11 White-fronted Geese still by River Nene at nearby Great Doddington

Sunday 22nd January

22 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Boddington Res – first-winter in the gull roost late afternoon

22 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost this afternoon

22 Jan    Glaucous Gull                  Boddington Res – adult from nearby Chacombe in roost late afternoon

22 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – six now present near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

22 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway, also Pintail and Green Sandpiper

22 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – now two drakes on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

22 Jan   Caspian Gull                      Chacombe – adult in field north of minor road between A361 and Chacombe this afternoon

22 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – eleven by River Nene this afternoon

22 Jan    Glaucous Gull                  Chacombe – adult in field north of minor road between A361 and Chacombe 14.15

22 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still plus 2 females on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

21 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also 7 White-fronted Geese

22 Jan    Corn Bunting                   Harrington AF – one by the bunkers this morning before flying toward concrete track

22 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still, now on Mary’s Lake 11.50

22 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one still this morning

Saturday 21st January

21 Jan    Mediterranean Gull      Pitsford Res – a first-winter in the roost, also 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter) and fourth calendar year Yellow-legged Gull

21 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present at 13.00, also adult Caspian Gull, Jack Snipe ans 23 Common Snipe

21 Jan    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one again today

21 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake 13.35

21 Jan    Waxwing                            Summer Leys – twelve by the feeding station at 12.10, also 3 Great White Egrets and 11 White-fronted Geese on the main lake

21 Jan    Waxwing                            Summer Leys – seven by the feeding station at 11.00 then flew off, also 2 Great White Egrets

21 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present this morning

21 Jan    Smew                                   Ditchford GP – two (one drake) on the large lake between Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers to 10.15 then flew toward Stanwick GP

21 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Rushton Landfill – three adults still this morning

Friday 20th January

20 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake 15.00

20 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – adult still at 13.00, also 6 Stonechats

20 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present this morning, also 51+ Goosanders

20 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

20 Jan    Waxwing                            Northampton – c20 in the park area behind Woodside Avenue, Boothville, (north of Northampton College) before flying over A43 toward woodland between Holmecross Road and Heather Lane

Thursday 19th January 

19 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon

19 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake this afternoon

19 Jan    Whooper Swan               Elton – fifteen flew up the River Nene Valley between Elton and Fotheringhay this afternoon

19 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Chacombe – an adult with gull flock in field west of the village at midday, also second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

19 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon

19 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Dunlin

Wednesday 18th January 2016

18 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

18 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – adult still at 15.30

18 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

18 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Chacombe – a second-winter with gull flock in field west of the village this afternoon

18 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present, off the reedbed on the north bank, this afternoon

18 Jan    Waxwing                            Great Billing – six or seven on apples in a private garden in Station Road 13.40

18 Jan    Caspian Gull                     Hollowell Res – adult still, also Barnacle Goose and 3 Stonechats

Tuesday 17th January

17 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Kislingbury GP – unconfirmed report of a juvenile today

17 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still today, in field on north-east side

17 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – adult still, also Barnacle Goose and 6+ Stonechats

17 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three still this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

17 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – eleven by River Nene this morning

17 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake

17 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one still today

17 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still today

17 Jan    Red-crested Pochard    Pitsford Res – two in Moulton Grange Bay

Sunday 15th January

15 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Pitsford Res – two (adult and first-winter) in the roost this evening, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

15 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one still today, also Peregrine, 2 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper and Brambling

15 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon

15 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still this afternoon, also 50+ Golden Plovers and Stionechat

15 Jan    Marsh Harrier                Stanford Res – male near the dam this afternoon

15 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – three adults this afternoon 14.45

15 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake 14.30

15 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake lake 14.00, also Peregrine and 2 Redshanks

15 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – between 25 and 30 in St Mary’s Road NN15 7BL 12.30

15 Jan    Hen Harrier                      Polebrook AF – a ‘ringtail’ at midday

Saturday 14th January 

14 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway, also 2 Redshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers plus adult Caspian Gull and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull in the roost

14 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Hollowell Res – adult this afternoon, also 3 Stonechats

14 Jan    Waxwing                           Moulton – at least 20 mobile around Boughton Road/Pitsford Road

14 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Stanford Res – adult at 15.00, also Green Sandpiper

14 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

14 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twelve again at School Lane car park 13.30  SP869788

14 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Chacombe – a first-winter in fields by the A361 early afternoon, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

14 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three still today, also 2 Green Sandpipers

14 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present at 13.40, also ‘redhead’ Smew and 43 Common Snipe

14 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – three ( 2 adults and first-winter) in fields around landfill 11.25

14 Jan    Smew                                   Ditchford GP – drake still on the large lake between Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers 11.00

14 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still on the main lake this morning

14 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake this morning

14 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-seven around Sainsburys and Pets at Home, NN16 8JY  this morning

Friday 13th January

13 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Summer Leys LNR – one over field off Hardwater Lane, opposite Summer Leys late afternoon

13 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake this afternoon

13 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon

13 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still on the main lake this afternoon

13 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – approximately twenty now opposite Sainsburys, outside Pets at Home, NN16 8JY  13.15

13 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – approximately twenty still at School Lane car park 11.30  SP869788

13 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake 11.15

Thursday 12th January 

12 Jan    Hen Harrier                     Lutton – a ‘ringtail’ TL110872

12 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay ths afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

12 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-four at School Lane car park 14.40  SP869788

12 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-two still present on School Lane car park 13.05  SP869788

12 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake this morning

12 Jan    Jack Snipe                         Barnes Meadow – two this morning, also 4 Common Snipe

12 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still this morning, in field to east of reservoir, also Stonechat

12 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-two still present on School Lane car park 11.25  SP869788

12 Jan    Mediterranean Gull      Daventry CP – third-winter at southern end this morning

12 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – unspecified number still present on School Lane car park 09.50  SP869788

Wednesday 11th January

11 Jan    Smew                                   Ditchford GP – drake on the large lake between Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers, also 2 Red-crested Pochards on the adjacent fishing lake plus Green Sandpiper and Jack Snipe

11 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still today

11 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake today

11 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twenty-two now present on School Lane car park 12.55 SP869788

11 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two still at midday, also Green Sandpiper

11 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – at least 17 now present on School Lane car park 10.40 SP869788

11 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still this morning, also 4 White-fronted Geese

11 Jan    Waxwing                            Kettering – twelve on School Lane car park this morning SP869788

Tuesday 10th January

10 Jan    Waxwing                            Bulwick – eight in a private garden

10 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – three today, also Green Sandpiper

10 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay early afternoon

10 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – twenty-three with Greylags and Canada Geese by River Nene this morning

10 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still today

10 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake east of Mary’s Lake this morning

Monday 9th January

09 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still today

09 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake still on the large lake behind Mary’s Lake today

09 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Daventry CP – an adult briefly, late morning

Sunday 8th January

08 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still this afternoon,also Stonechat

08 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – drake again on the large lake behind Mary’s Lake this afternoon

08 Jan    White-fronted Goose  Summer Leys LNR – fifteen on main lake with Greylags 14.50

08 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – at least one still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 14.50

08 Jan    Waxwing                            Sywell – three in rowan trees by Sywell Aerodrome, opposite XPO Logistics warehouse 14.25

08 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still, in Pintail Bay, 13.05, also female Red-crested Pochard, Dunlin and Stonechat

08 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three still 12.40, also Green Sandpiper

08 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one at the mouth of Holcot Bay 11.10

08 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 2 Pintails and a Golden Plover

08 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still, off dam, by the valve tower 10.30

08 Jan    Caspian Gull                    Rushton Landfill – two (adult and first-winter) in field immediately north of the landfill 10.30

08 Jan    Cattle Egret                       Whiston – no sign  in field immediately south of Dunkleys Station building SP859617 this morning

Saturday 7th January

07 Jan    Red-crested Pochard    Stanford Res – drake this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper and 28 Common Snipe

07 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still off the sailing club this afternoon

07 Jan    Cattle Egret                       Whiston – still in field immediately south of Dunkleys Station building 14.10 SP859617

07 Jan    Merlin                                  Braybrooke – one over south this morning

07 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still on main lake this morning

07 Jan    Waxwing                            Woodford Halse – seven in a garden inAdams Road at junction with Townsend

07 Jan    Cattle Egret                        Whiston – one in field between River Nene and Dunkleys Station building

07 Jan    White-fronted Goose     Great Doddington – unspecified number with Greylags by River Nene 10.35

07 Jan    Jack Snipe                          Barnes Meadow – two this morning, also 7+ Common Snipe

Friday 6th January 

06 Jan    Waxwing                            Woodford Halse – three in rowan tree outside Co-op on Phipps Road NN11 3TW this afternoon

06 Jan    Slavonian Grebe            Pitsford Res – still off the sailing club this afternoon

06 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still in field north of the north-west corner 15.15

06 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island late morning

Thursday 5th January 

05 Jan    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one still

05 Jan    Slavonian Grebe             Pitsford Res – still present, off the sailing club this afternoon, also adult Caspian Gull and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull in the roost

05 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three still this afternoon

05 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – five near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

05 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

05 Jan    Bewick’s Swan                Pitsford Res – five adults flew south over the dam 09.30

Wednesday 4th January 

04 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this afternoon, also adult Caspian Gull

04 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Pitsford Res – two adults with Greylags in Pintail Bay this afternoon, also Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull in the roost

04 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this afternoon

04 Jan    Great White Egret         Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, also 2+ Pintails and Green Sandpiper

04 Jan    White-fronted Goose   Great Doddington – twenty-three still by River Nene this afternoon

04 Jan    Smew                                   Earls Barton GP – drake on Mary’s Lake 13.30

04 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one at 11.00

04 Jan    Scaup                                   Earls Barton GP – a drake on the large lake behind Mary’s Lake this morning

04 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still this morning, in field distantly from dam

Tuesday 3rd January

03 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712

03 Jan    Slavonian Grebe             Pitsford Res – still at 14.45, also Great White Egret north of causeway, plus 3 Pintails, Dunlin, Redshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

03 Jan    White-fronted Goose    Great Doddington – twenty-three by River Nene 14.30

03 Jan    Whooper Swan               Sywell CP – adult still 12.30

03 Jan    Marsh Harrier                 Summer Leys LNR – one flew into the reedbed at midday

03 Jan    White-fronted Goose    Summer Leys LNR – fifteen late morning, also 2 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

03 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present in the middle of the reservoir 11.20

03 Jan    Slavonian Grebe             Pitsford Res – again 100 m east of the holly tree 10.30

03 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – female still on the main lake this morning, also drake Smew

03 Jan    Waxwing                            Daventry – one in a garden on Borough Hill 08.50 to 09.10 then flew off

Monday 2nd January

02 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 showing well, 15.30

02 Jan    Scaup                                  Summer Leys – female on the main lake at the end nearest Hardwater Crossing, also Great White Egret there and Pintail on nearby Mary’s Lake

02 Jan    Red-crested Pochard   Pitsford Res – female in Pintail Bay, also Redshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

02 Jan    FOUND                               Finedon – miscellaneous photographic accessories today at Neville’s Lodge Short-eared Owl site. Please contact to retrieve.

02 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – fifteen, including one colour-ringed individual, this afternoon

02 Jan    Bittern                                Thrapston GP – one again today, also Great White Egret

02 Jan    Scaup                                   Stanwick GP – a female on the main lake this afternoon

02 Jan    Smew                                   Stanford Res – ‘redhead’ still present off old hide 14.00

02 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – fourteen at 13.30

02 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – ten at 12.30

02 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – three still at 12.10

02 Jan    Long-tailed Duck            Stanford Res – still present 12.10, also first-winter Scaup

02 Jan    White-fronted Goose    Clifford Hill GP – twenty-three late morning

02 Jan    Short-eared Owl            Finedon – four still near Neville’s Lodge c.SP925712 this morning

02 Jan    White-fronted Goose    Whiston – at least 22 from the footbridge at White Mills Marina SP855617 then flew off late morning

02 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – eight still at 08.15

Sunday 1st January

01 Jan    Great White Egret         Thrapston GP – one this afternoon but no sign of Bittern between 14.00 and 15.00

01 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – eight still at 14.25

01 Jan    Great White Egret         Ravensthorpe Res – two still at 13.30

01 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – still at 11.30

01 Jan    Great White Egret         Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

01 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – eight still at 10.45, one by Main Roade Garage on A508, 7 in roadside front garden number 18, almost opposite the garage

01 Jan    White-fronted Goose    Whiston – no sign of any from the footbridge at White Mills Marina SP855617 to 10.14

01 Jan    Waxwing                            Roade – eight still in roadside rowans in front gardens on A508, almost opposite Road Main Garage this morning

 

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  2. michael hedge says:

    50+linnets pitsford res today at 12.near first hide

  3. michael hedge says:

    spotted the linnets along waters edge

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  5. Andy Witcomb says:

    Sole waxwing seen yesterday in Badby by allotment, watched for 20 minutes, no more about.

  6. Sarah Ansell says:

    Hi is this the right place to report birds? I’ve only just found you! I live in West Hunsbury, Northampton near the Shelfley lake off Ladybridge Drive. Very excited today as for the first time we have a flock of fieldfares in the Close. We feed a lot of birds in our garden so hopefully they will stick around. But also I walked round the lake this morning and spotted the single heron we have. Then I saw what looked like a black heron. I was a little way away from it so my details might not be quite right and my camera phone is useless. It was a bit smaller than a normal heron, completely black as far as I could see, long bill curved a bit at the end and the tail was quite fanned out. When I got home I looked for it and the only two things which resembled it were a shag and a cormorant. It looked more like the shag tbh but it would be as far away from the coast as you could get! Any thoughts? Many thanks, Sarah PS I will try to get a photo next time I go down if it’s still there.

    • Mike Alibone says:

      Sarah, Thanks for the report. It will almost certainly be a Cormorant – they are common in Northants and breed at several localities. Shag is not impossible, though, as there was one on Abington Park Lake a couple of winters ago. If you would like to report sightings then please email me at northantsbirds@ntlworld.com Thanks!

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  8. Mandy says:

    Mike – could the injured Ruddy Shelduck not be rescued and treated, e.g. by RSPCA?

  9. COLIN TURVEY says:

    20/01/2017 c20 Waxwing Park area back of Woodside Avenue.( North of Northampton College) Flew off over A43 towards woodland between Holmecross Road and Heather Lane.

    I hope this is the right place to send a report in.

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