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

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Latest update:  Sunday 16th December 2018  13.30

Today

16 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, visible on far bank opposite Maytrees Hide, 13.15 , also Bewick’s Swan, 11 Whooper Swans, first-winter Scaup and 3 Great White Egrets; 2 Great Northern Divers – one in Pintail Bay, the other off the Holly Tree

16 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning, also Stonechat but no sightings, yet, of male Hen Harrier

16 Dec  Scaup  Ditchford GP – first-winter female (or hybrid) still on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also female Red-crested Pochard on Cottonreel Lake

16 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile again, over old railway track and adjacent weedy field, 10.35

16 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Hollowell Res, drake still, 10.00, also Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 4 Stonechats

16 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, in Pintail Bay, 10.20, also adult Yellow-legged Gull plus 2 Great White Egrets north of the causeway

Saturday 15th December

15 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – male again at the far north-eastern end of the complex, 14.30, also Pintail and 2 Great White Egrets on the main lake late afternoon

15 Dec  Great White Egret  Ringstead GP – one this afternoon

15 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 10  Whooper Swans in Walgrave Bay, 6 Pintails and 3 Great White Egrets

15 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one at the north-eastern end this morning

Friday 14th December

14 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still at the north-eastern end late afternoon, also Great White Egret

14 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still off the dam late afternoon

14 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still north of the causeway, 14.00

14 Dec  White-fronted Goose  Stanwick GP – six between Roadside Lake and the A45, 13.30, also Great White Egret

14 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, 11.45, also Great White Egret

14 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile in Pintail Bay, 11.15

14 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, in mouth of Walgrave Bay, 10.30, also Bewick’s Swan, 11 Whooper Swans, 2 Great White Egrets and Stonechat

14 Dec  Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – one heard calling over the inlet, 10.30, also Great White Egret

14 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets

14 Dec  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one west of Ditchford Lane this morning, also Crossbill over east

Thursday 13th December

13 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – male again hunting at the far north-eastern end of the complex, briefly by farm on hillside, 15.40

13 Dec  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway this afternoon, but no sign of Ring-necked Duck, also two Red-crested Pochards of the dam 15.30 but no sign of Great Northern Diver

13 Dec  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

13 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still this morning, also first-winter Scaup still and Great White Egret

13 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still off the dam, 11.00

13 Dec  Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one, probably juvenile female, 10.30

13 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also at least 8 Whooper Swans and one Great White Egret

Wednesday 12th December

12 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still showing well off the dam just prior to dusk

12 Dec  Cattle Egret  Pitsford Res – one with cattle in grazing area below dam at midday, frequently out of view behind ridges in field

12 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets on North Lake

12 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two still this morning

12 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets and Stonechat but no sign of the male Hen Harrier

Tuesday 11th December 

11 Dec  Bearded Tit  undisclosed locality – two still at a private site in the north of the county this morning

11 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Stanwick GP – one briefly by the River Nene at the north-eastern end this evening

11 Dec  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one flew into reeds in the A45 Lay-by Pit, 16.20

11 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still showing well off the dam late afternoon

11 Dec  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

11 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Bewick’s Swan, 11 Whooper Swans, female Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Red-crested Pochards, drake Smew and 4 Great White Egrets

11 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – male again hunting at the far north-eastern end of the complex, early morning, also Barnacle Goose and 2 Great White Egrets, plus Cattle Egret flew east

Monday 10th December

10 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – a male hunting at the far north-eastern end of the complex, late afternoon

10 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay, mid-afternoon, also female Ruddy Shelduck and 4 Great White Egrets

10 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay, 13.00

10 Dec  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, early afternoon

10 Dec  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 12.05, also drake American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid and 2 Green Sandpipers

10 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – a drake in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also adult Bewick’s Swan still,  6 Whooper Swans, 3 Red-crested Pochards and Great White Egret

09 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still off the sailing club, 09.45

Sunday 9th December

09 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between Yacht Bay and the dam, 16.05

09 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay today, also 10 Whooper Swans, Pintail, several Red-crested Pochards and 4 Green Sandpipers

09 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon

09 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – three today

09 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake this afternoon, also first-winter Scaup on Town Lake, plus 2 Great White Egrets (one on Heronry Lake, one North Lake)

09 Dec  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one one Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also Stonechat

09 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still

Saturday 8th December 

08 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still off dam late afternoon

08 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also adult Bewick’s Swan, 11 Whooper Swans, 2 Pintails, 3+ Red-crested Pochards, 2 Great White Egrets, Ruff, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

08 Dec  Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one flew over Moon Lake, 13.40

08 Dec  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 12.00, also 3 Green Sandpipers

08 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning

08 Dec  Scaup  Ditchford GP – female still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

08 Dec  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 10.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Common Snipe and 4 Stonechats

08 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.00, also 11 Whooper Swans still, 4+ Red-crested Pochards and 2 Great White Egrets

Friday 7th December

07 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still today

07 Dec  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – one off the dam today

07 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile showing well off dam, 15.00

07 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay, 14.00, also 11 Whooper Swans still, Great White Egret, Ruff and 2 Green Sandpipers

07 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, 13.20, between sailing club and Pintail Bay

07 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still at midday, also 2 Great White Egrets

07 Dec  Scaup  Ditchford GP – female still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also c.440 Golden Plovers and 2 Redshanks

07 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

Thursday 6th December

06 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still late afternoon, between sailing club and dam

06 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, 15.40, in small bay just beyond Maytrees Hide, also female Ruddy Shelduck, Great White Egret and Ruff

06 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon

06 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose

06 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – drake still, 11.00 but elusive, also 11 Whooper Swans still, female Ruddy Shelduck, 14 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

06 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also still 11 Whooper Swans

06 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the north-eastern end this morning, also Great White Egret

Wednesday 5th December

05 Dec  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – seven still today, also 3 Great White Egrets, 38 Pintails, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and Stonechat

05 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult still in Scaldwell Bay, 14.15

05 Dec  White-fronted Goose  Stanwick GP – five on the main lake, early afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose and 500 Golden Plovers, plus Pintail and Great White Egret on North Lake but no sign of Cattle Egrets

05 Dec  Bewick’s Swan  Pitsford Res – adult in Scaldwell Bay, 11.50

05 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, off the pontoon in Yacht Bay, 11.00

05 Dec  Scaup  Ditchford GP – a female on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning

05 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two around Keepers Lodge Bay, early morning

Tuesday 4th December

04 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake still, 14.40, also 11 Whooper Swans still and 2 Great White Egrets

04 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – three today

04 Dec  Hen Harrier  Stanwick GP – a male flew west at 14.25

04 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake still, off the point between Walgrave and Scaldwell Bays, 13.30

04 Dec  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – two, 13.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard and adult Yellow-legged Gull

04 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, late morning

04 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, viewed distantly from the dam, 10.30, also female Ruddy Shelduck still

04 Dec  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – eleven on cones at Top Lodge 09.05

04 Dec  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still this morning

04 Dec  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway this morning, also Ruff, Green Sandpiper and 35 Common Snipe

Monday 3rd December 

03 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one again, late afternoon

03 Dec  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Elinor Trout Lake, also first-winter Scaup still on Town Lake and 2 Great White Egrets (one on North Lake and one on Aldwincle Lake)

03 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one by the dam at midday

03 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two upstream from the settling pond this morning

03 Dec  Bearded Tit  undisclosed locality – two at a private site in the north of the county this morning

03 Dec  Firecrest  Pitsford Res – one again, heard only, in the feeding station hedge on the old Scaldwell Road at the mouth of Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 11 Whooper Swans still and Ferruginous Duck x Pochard hybrid between causeway and Maytrees Hide

03 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets

03 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards still

Sunday 2nd December

02 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – 2 juveniles still, late afternoon, (one off the gorse bushes, one off the pines)

02 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake still in Scaldwell Bay, showing well from Maytrees Hide, 15.15

02 Dec  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon

02 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – 2 juveniles in Pintail Bay late morning

02 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.30, also 11 Whooper Swans and 3 Great White Egrets still

02 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – three near the settling pond, 08.20

Saturday 1st December

01 Dec  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon

01 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake still in Scaldwell Bay, 16.15, also 11 Whooper Swans and 3 Great White Egrets still

01 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon, also Great White Egret still

01 Dec  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 15.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

01 Dec  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two, 13.30, also drake American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid still

01 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one still, now off the pines, visible at long distance from the dam, 13.15

01 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one off the dam, 12.20

01 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake

01 Dec  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake again, 30 m off the point between Walgrave and Scaldwell Bays, 11.30

01 Dec  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – north of the causeway: two adults in Walgrave Bay, also 3 Great White Egrets; south of the causeway: 19 Pintails, 12 Red-crested Pochards, first-winter Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

01 Dec  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Great White Egret still

01 Dec  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Higham Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also Golden Plover on Dragonfly Lake

Friday 30th November 

30 Nov  Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a second-winter this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers

30 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one still this afternoon, also drake Red-crested Pochard and adult Yellow-legged Gull

30 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the far north-eastern end of the complex this afternoon, also Great White Egret and 3 Dunlins

30 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on North Lake this afternoon, also first-winter Scaup still on Town Lake

30 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven still in Scaldwell Bay, also Great White Egret, first-winter Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Green Sandpiper

30 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon

30 Nov  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two south of causeway

30 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 11.15

30 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Thursday 29th November

29 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile still this, alongside Blowers Lodge Bay, 15.55, also 2 Red-crested Pochards still

29 Nov  Scaup  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Town Lake

29 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 13.30

29 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven still in Scaldwell Bay, also 16 Pintails, Great White Egret, first-winter Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Redshank

29 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – at least one still at the far north-eastern end of the complex this morning, also Great White Egret on the main lake

29 Nov  Firecrest  Pitsford Res – one in the feeding station hedge on the old Scaldwell Road at the mouth of Scaldwell Bay this morning

Wednesday 28th November

28 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one in triangle of rough vegetation, just east of the first bunker, this afternoon

28 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – at least five still in Scaldwell Bay, also 4 Pintails, Great White Egret and first-winter Black-tailed Godwit

28 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the far north-eastern end of the complex this morning, also Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, 2 Great White Egrets and Dunlin

28 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile over Blowers Lodge Bay and then flew toward wood at rear, 08.35

Tuesday 27th November

27 Nov  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway late afternoon

27 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, mid-afternoon, also drake American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid and 2 Green Sandpipers

27 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two this morning

27 Nov  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

27 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 08.30, also Green Sandpiper

Monday 26th November 

26 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost late afternoon, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and adult Yellow-legged Gull

26 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Hollowell Res – adult at 13.30, also Great White Egret, drake Red-crested Pochard and 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

26 Nov  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – no sign of adult drake to midday; other birds on site include 10 Whooper Swans, 12+ Pintails, 11 Red-crested Pochards, at least 2 Great White Egrets, first-winter Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Brambling

26 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – juvenile over fallow field near old rail track, 09.50

26 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.50

26 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two by the settling pond this morning

26 Nov  Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – one on the north side flew south toward the causeway, 08.25

Sunday 25th November 

25 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon

25 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the far north-eastern end of the complex late afternoon, also Great White Egret still

25 Nov  Bewick’s Swan  Thrapston GP – six (2 adults) on North Lake this afternoon before flying east

25 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

25 Nov  Caspian Gull  Chacombe – an adult in field by cattle barns along minor road between the village and A361, 14.50, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

25 Nov  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – adult drake at mouth of Scaldwell Bay, 14.45

25 Nov  Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – apparent drake in Scaldwell Bay, early afternoon

25 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still this morning, also 15 Pintails, 10 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Great White Egrets, first-winter Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Redshank and Stonechat – all north of the causeway; female Ruddy Shelduck south of the causeway

25 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one, late morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Green Sandpipers

25 Nov  Caspian Gull  Middleton Cheney – an adult in fields west of the village, 100 m south of the A422 roundabout on the Warkworth road, 11.00, also at least 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

25 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Ditchford GP – five flew west over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 10.00

25 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the far north-eastern end of the complex this morning, also Great White Egret still

Saturday 24th November

24 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, late afternoon

24 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one again this afternoon

24 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still at the far north-eastern end of the complex this afternoon, also Great White Egret and Dunlin

24 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 12.00, also Green Sandpiper

24 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – still this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards, 20 Common Snipe and 2 Short-eared Owls

24 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one still, 09.30, also drake Red-crested Pochard, Dunlin, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

24 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – nine (2 first-winters) still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 16 Pintails, 13 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Great White Egrets, Ruff, Redshank and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 23rd November 

23 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one, 16.00, favouring the north-east side of the hill, just south of the golf course

23 Nov  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on North Lake this afternoon, also Red-crested Pochard and first-winter Scaup on Town Lake

23 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – flew over the point toward the Anglers’ Car Park, 15.00

23 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one in fields behind the settling pond this afternoon

23 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – nine (2 first-winters) still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 7+ Pintails, 11 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great White Egrets

23 Nov  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows

Thursday 22nd November

22 Nov  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four in Scaldwell Bay, also 12 Whooper Swans (3 first-winters)

22 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four, including two at the far north-eastern end of the complex and two at the western end, also 2 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

22 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one by the orchard, late morning

22 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Pitsford Res – one in fields between Pintail Bay and gorse bushes briefly before flying north,  also 2 Red-crested Pochards and a Great White Egret in The Narrows area, plus Brambling in adjacent Brixworth CP

Wednesday 21st November

21 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four at the far north-eastern end of the complex this afternoon, also 2 Great White Egrets and a Short-eared Owl

21 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one still, 13.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and third-winter)

21 Nov  Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Reedbed Lake this morning

21 Nov  Whooper Swan  Earls Barton GP – an adult on Mill Lake this morning

21 Nov  Ruddy Shelduck  Pitsford Res – female at the southern end, between Moulton Grange Bay and the gorse bushes this morning, also 11 Whooper Swans (2 first-winters) still in Scaldwell Bay, plus 18 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Great White Egrets (one at the southern end), Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

21 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female this morning

Tuesday 20th November

20 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still in Scaldwell Bay today, also 16 Pintails, 11 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great White Egrets, Redshank, Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

20 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the Main Lake this morning, also 2 Dunlins

Monday 19th November

19 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at the far north-eastern end of the complex, in cattle field by track immediately to the west of North Lake, this afternoon, also Barnacle Goose, 3 Dunlins and a Green Sandpiper

19 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway early afternoon, also 11 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great White Egrets still

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

19 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets and 2 Dunlins

19 Nov  Scaup  Thrapston GP – first-winter still on Heronry Lake 10.55

19 Nov  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – two (one drake) still present, 10.40

19 Nov  Common Scoter  Stanford Res – two (one drake), 08.00, also Red-crested Pochard

Sunday 18th November

18 Nov  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – no sign of earlier reported adult drake at the eastern end of  Town Lake, or on other nearby lakes within the Thrapston complex this afternoon

18 Nov  Scaup  Thrapston GP – first-winter on Heronry Lake, 13.25

18 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still at midday

18 Nov  Ring-necked Duck  Thrapston GP – unconfirmed report of an adult drake at the eastern end of  Town Lake this morning, also first-winter Whooper Swan still on North Lake; no sign of Velvet Scoter or Scaup

18 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at the far north-eastern end of the complex, in cattle field by track immediately to the west of North Lake, 11.40

18 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 10.45

18 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake still, 10.40

18 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.35, also 16 Pintails, 11 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great White Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

18 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, over old railway track, west of the minor road, 09.45

18 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Weldon – one  flew over the A427 before heading toward Deenethorpe

Saturday 17th November

17 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway today, also 11 Red-crested Pochards

17 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – one first-winter still on Town Lake this afternoon

17 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at the far north-eastern end of the complex, commuting between North Lake and the cattle field immediately to the west, 14.20, also Great White Egret on North Central Lake before flying to North Lake

17 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, over setaside, 13.55, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

17 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still at the far north-eastern end of the complex, commuting between North Lake and the cattle field immediately to the west, midday

17 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one, 11.30, also 2 Green Sandpipers

17 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Stanford Res – two flew from setaside to Blowers Lodge Bay, mid-morning

17 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one, 09.30, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 6 Pintails, Dunlin, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

17 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Clifford Hill GP – a female this morning, also 4 Pintails (one drake)

Friday 16th November

16 Nov  Crossbill  Ditchford GP – eight below Chester House Farm before flying toward nearby Irchester CP today

16 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still today

16 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two still, late afternoon

16 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – one still on Town Lake this afternoon, also first-winter Scaup still, plus first-winter Whooper Swan on the western side of North Lake

16 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Hollowell Res – drake, 1300, also Common Sandpiper and 3 (2 adults and first-winter) Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a first-winter this morning, also drake American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid, 32 Golden Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 2 Green Sandpipers and fourth-winter Yellow-legged Gull

16 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle at the far north-eastern end of the complex this morning, also Dunlin on A45 Lay-by Pit

Thursday 15th November

15 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two still, late afternoon

15 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon

15 Nov  Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on new excavations between Whiston Locks and the A45, 15.00

15 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, 14.30

15 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 13.50

15 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one still, 13.00, also drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – seven this morning

Wednesday 14th November

14 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today

14 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two still, 16.00

14 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost this afternoon, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

14 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three with cattle at the far north-eastern end of the complex this afternoon, also 3 Great White Egrets

14 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still today, 13.30

14 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway this afternoon, also 10 Red-crested Pochards, 16 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe, and Yellow-legged Gull

14 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – one still on Town Lake this morning, also Great White Egret on Thorpe Lake

14 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets and c.100 Golden Plovers

Tuesday 13th November 

13 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again this afternoon, also 3 Whooper Swans briefly before flying north-east at 16.12 plus 7 Red-crested Pochards

13 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still today

13 Nov  Hawfinch  Brixworth CP – one heard this morning, also Brambling

13 Nov  Crossbill  Fineshade Wood – female along path downhill from tree house this morning

13 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still this morning, also female Red-crested Pochard and 2 Great White Egrets

Monday 12th November

12 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – one still, 16.30, also Stonechat

12 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanwick GP – female still this afternoon, also Barnacle Goose and Brambling

12 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway this afternoon, also two Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great White Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Stonechats

12 Nov  Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one today

12 Nov  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two today

12 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, also Black-tailed Godwit and c.50 Golden Plovers

12 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets

Sunday 11th November 

11 Nov  Short-eared Owl  Borough Hill – two hunting, 16.30, also 2 Stonechats

11 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still, late afternoon

11 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one on the settling pool, 13.20, also 3 Red-crested Pochards

11 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, 13.00; no sign of Bearded Reedlings between 10.00 and 11.00

11 Nov  Rough-legged Buzzard  Aldwincle – wholly unconfirmed report of one for 15 minutes in Brancey Bridge area, just before midday

11 Nov  Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one over, south, 11.20

11 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still at the north-eastern end of Town Lake, 11.00

11 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle on pool between Main Lake & Southern Lakes, 08.40, also female Red-crested Pochard on A45 Lay-by Pit and Common Sandpiper on Visitor Centre Lake

11 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still at the eastern end of Town Lake, 08.30

Saturday 10th November

10 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle in the north-east corner of the main lake late afternoon, also Great White Egret in Southern Lakes area opposite the Irthlingborough Moorings and 2 Common Sandpipers on the Visitor Centre Lake

10 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still at  the western end of Town Lake, 12.45

10 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two at midday, also 3 Green Sandpipers

10 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ still, 11.50, also 4 Red-crested Pochards

10 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Hollowell Res – three (2 drakes) still, 10.00, also Pintail, Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Stonechats and Brambling

10 Nov  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake, 09.20

10 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 09.20

10 Nov  Bearded Reedling  Stanwick GP – two (one male) again in reeds between 2nd and 3rd bridge along causeway of A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.00

10 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, 08.50

10 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – at least 4 first-winters still on Town Lake, 08.15

Friday 9th November 

09 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still on Town Lake late afternoon, also first-winter Scaup still

09 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four again this afternoon, also Great White Egret still

09 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway, in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

09 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still in the north-east corner of the main lake, 11.35

09 Nov  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake late morning

09 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still on Town Lake, showing well from the footbridge over the River Nene on the western side, 10.20

09 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 09.40

09 Nov  Rough-legged Buzzard  Apethorpe – one reported on road kill, 09.30 and later in nearby tree, 10.00, along the Woodnewton to Apethorpe road this morning

09 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still, also female Red-crested Pochard and Common Sandpiper still

09 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – six in Blowers Lodge Bay, 08.10

09 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four this morning (3 on the main lake and another flew low east)

Thursday 8th November 

08 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still today, also Great White Egret and Common Sandpiper still

08 Nov  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes), Pintail, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

08 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway, in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 5+ Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets, Green Sandpiper adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

08 Nov  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

08 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still, 09.45, with Canadas and Greylags on field between the two bays

08 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six first-winters still on Town Lake mid-morning

Wednesday 7th November

07 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake this afternoon, also first-winter Scaup

07 Nov  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one still this morning, also drake American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid, c.80 Golden Plovers, 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

07 Nov  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one briefly on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also Stonechat

07 Nov  Hooded Crow  Alderton – one flew low south-west over Pury Hill Business Park (NN12 7LS) at 10.50

07 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three still with cattle in the north-east corner of the main lake, 07.15

Tuesday 6th November

06 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew east this afternoon, also female Red-crested Pochard, Jack Snipe and Common Sandpiper still

06 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three with cattle in the north-east corner of the main lake, 14.50

06 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still behind the settling pond, 14.45

06 Nov  Spotted Redshank  Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the main lake, then flew toward the pontoon below the Frontier Centre, early afternoon

06 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake late morning, also first-winter Scaup

06 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – male still

06 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Wicksteed Park Lake – three this morning

06 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew south over causeway of A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.30

06 Nov  Bearded Reedling  Stanwick GP – two (one male) still in reeds along causeway of A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.45

Monday 5th November

05 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two showing well from the open-backed hide looking over the main lake, 14.25

05 Nov  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – first-winter again, 13.00, also Pintail, Great White Egret and adult Yellow-legged Gull

05 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Daventry CP – three (2 males) at midday, also 156 Golden Plovers, adult Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpipers and a third-winter Yellow-legged Gull

05 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 11.10, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), Scaup and Great White Egret on Aldwincle Lake

05 Nov  Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a third-winter on the Visitor Centre Lake, also 3 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper still

05 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond, 08.50

05 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, 08.30

05 Nov  Bearded Reedling  Stanwick GP – two (one male) still in reeds along causeway of A45 Lay-by Pit early morning, also female Red-crested Pochard

Sunday 4th November

04 Nov  Bearded Reedling  Stanwick GP – two (one male) in reeds along causeway of A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon

04 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 14.52, also drake Scaup

04 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two flew north-east over the main lake, 14.20

04 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway this morning, also 17 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets, c.80 Golden Plovers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Stonechats; female Scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid south of the causeway, in Moulton Grange Bay

04 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, over top end of weedy field toward hide, 11.51

04 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 11.05, also female Ruddy Shelduck still

04 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 10.30

04 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two in field behind settling pond 10.20, also Red-crested Pochard in Keepers Lodge Bay

04 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – three arrived from the east on to Southern Lakes area, viewable from the river bridge along the main track, between Roadside Lake and Visitor Centre Lake, 07.00

Saturday 3rd November

03 Nov  Hen Harrier  Harrington AF – no sign of male today; Short-eared Owl and 30+ Golden Plovers late afternoon/early evening and Bramling over late morning

03 Nov  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one on A45 Lay-by Pit, 16.40 before flying west from reeds by causeway bench, 16.55

03 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over inflow end toward hide, 16.20

03 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 16.00

03 Nov  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a first winter, 1100, also Pintail, c.70 Golden Plovers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

03 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ again, over setaside and fields near inflow this morning, also Red-crested Pochard still

03 Nov  Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one still this morning

03 Nov  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 09.30, also female Ruddy Shelduck still and 3 Green Sandpipers

03 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 09.25

03 Nov  Red-crested Pochard  Stanwick GP – female still on A45 Lay-by Pit, also 3 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper still on Visitor Centre Lake this morning

03 Nov  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – four roosting in trees on the on the island at the northern end of the Southern Lakes area, viewable from the river bridge along the main track, between Roadside Lake and Visitor Centre Lake, 07.15

Friday 2nd November

02 Nov  Hen Harrier  Harrington AF – male late afternoon

02 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ reported early afternoon

02 Nov  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one still today, also Peregrine, 106 Golden Plovers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Snipe

02 Nov  Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – a ‘ringtail’ reported early afternoon

02 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway this afternoon, also 10+ Pintails, 17 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Great White Egrets, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

02 Nov  Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning

02 Nov  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still with goose flock this morning, also Great White Egret briefly

02 Nov  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one again on the scrape, 11.30

02 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – all six now located in the centre of Town Lake, 09.55, also first-winter Scaup still

02 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – one remaining on the south side of Town Lake, 09.00, now joined by a second individual, 09.35; also first-winter Scaup on the north side of the lake, 09.45

02 Nov  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still at the settling pond this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard in Blowers Lodge Bay, plus Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

02 Nov  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – one remaining on the south side of Town Lake, 09.00

02 Nov  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – nine still in Scaldwell Bay, 08.00, also 11 Red-crested Pochards in Walgrave Bay, 3 Great White Egrets and Common Snipe

Thursday 1st November 

01 Nov  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon, also 2 Pintails, female Red-crested Pochard, 4 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

01 Nov  Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult at 12.20, also 45 Golden Plovers, 6 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

01 Nov  Scaup  Pitsford Res – one between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this morning

Wednesday 31st October

31 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, close to the eastern shore this afternoon, also first-winter Scaup still

31 Oct  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit still and Green Sandpiper

31 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still with goose flock this afternoon

31 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) still north of the causeway late morning, also 12+ Pintails, 13 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Great White Egrets, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

31 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one from Screen Hide, 11.35

31 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) still on Aldwincle Lake, late morning

31 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 10.35

31 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still this morning

31 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also female Red-crested Pochard, 3 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 30th October

30 Oct  Bittern  Stanwick GP – one reported on the A45 Lay-by Pit

30 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 16.30, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) on Aldwincle Lake

30 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this afternoon, also female Ruddy Shelduck still, 4 Green Sandpipers and a Common Snipe

30 Oct  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a third-winter on Guilsborough Bay Point, 13.00

30 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one still today, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), female Pintail, 5 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

30 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – at least four still on Town Lake, close to the south-east shore, 14.00

30 Oct  Crossbill  Northampton – one flew north over the UoN Park Campus, Kingsthorpe this afternoon

30 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 11.30

30 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still on Town Lake, 09.45

Monday 29th October 

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – eleven (2 first-winters) this afternoon, also 2+ Pintails, 8 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Great White Egrets, Curlew over, 8 Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

29 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still, 15.00, also Green Sandpiper

29 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – six still at the eastern end of Town Lake 15.00

29 Oct  Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one at 13.00, also Green Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Daventry CP – an adult early afternoon, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), female Pintail, 5 Green Sandpipers and Brambling

29 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still, 10.15, with Canadas and Greylags on field between the two bays

29 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – at least six still present on the A605 side of Town Lake 09.50

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – seven (2 first-winters) in Scaldwell Bay, 09.15, also 7 Red-crested Pochards and Great White Egret

29 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose, 3 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 5 Bramblings

Sunday 28th October

28 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still, 16.50, with Canadas and Greylags on field between the two bays

28 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – at least three still at the north-eastern end of Town Lake 16.40

28 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon

28 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – eight still at the north-eastern end of Town Lake 15.00

28 Oct  Velvet Scoter  Thrapston GP – eight at the north-eastern end of Town Lake from 11.00, still present 13.15; also first-winter Scaup, plus Great White Egret on Aldwincle Lake

28 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one again by the settling pond this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard

28 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – four still in Scaldwell Bay, 11.30 also 17 Red-crested Pochards, Ferruginous Duck x Pochard hybrid, 3 Great White Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

28 Oct  Whooper Swan  Earls Barton GP – twelve (2 juveniles) on Mary’s lake, 10.55

28 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one again this morning, also Ruddy Shelduck still, 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

28 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Corby – one reported calling on Spilsby Close NN18 9BJ at approximately 08.40 but not since

28 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin and Brambling

Saturday 27th October

27 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – now possibly up to 6 scattered around the whole reservoir perimeter

27 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – now 4 in Scaldwell Bay, 16.35, also several Red-crested Pochards still and 3 Great White Egrets

27 Oct  Jack Snipe  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, from Pioneer Hide, midday

27 Oct  Common Crane  Fawsley Park – eight flew west, approximately 10.50

27 Oct  Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 16 Red-crested Pochards, Ferruginous Duck x Pochard hybrid, 3 Great White Egrets and Crossbill over

27 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – two on Titchmarsh LNR, 09.20

27 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Great White Egret still, plus Common Sandpiper

Friday 26th October

26 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stoke Wood, Desborough – no further sign along left fork, approximately 150 m from entrance off B669 Grid Ref SP 80175 86083, mid-late afternoon

26 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still late afternoon

26 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stoke Wood, Desborough – one calling along left fork, approximately 150 m from entrance off B669 Grid Ref SP 80175 86083 at 14.15

26 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – now 4 (2 drakes) at the north end of Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR

26 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one again by the settling pond, early afternoon

26 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one this morning until 11.40, when it flew north, also female Pintail, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Snipe

26 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – three (2 drakes) on Titchmarsh LNR this morning

26 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still,  Great White Egret, 46 Golden Plovers, Dunlin, Redshank and Common Sandpiper

Thursday 25th October

25 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still this morning, also Stonechat

25 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – the two flew low east at 7.30, also Pink-footed Goose still on the main lake plus 2 Great White Egrets

Wednesday 24th October 

24 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 17.15, with cows opposite Diamond Centre complex, also Pink-footed Goose this afternoon and Common Sandpiper on the Visitor Centre Lake

24 Oct  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this afternoon

24 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, late morning

24 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female still this morning, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Oct  Crossbill  Northampton – eight flew over University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Bedford Road, this morning

Tuesday 23rd October

23 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one at the top of Scaldwell Bay, 13.30

23 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still in field between the two arms of the reservoir, with Greylags, 13.00

23 Oct  Whooper Swan  Northampton – four flew over Brackmills Industrial Estate late morning

Monday 22nd October

22 Oct  Whooper Swan  Clifford Hill GP – six still on the southern side of the main barrage lake, 16.50

22 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults still, 16.25

22 Oct  Whooper Swan  Hollowell Res – seventeen on Guilsborough Bay Point, 12.50, also Great White Egret and adult Yellow-legged Gull

22 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one by the settling pond, early afternoon

22 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one still, also female Pintail, Dunlin and 3+ Green Sandpipers

22 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two mobile adults still at midday

22 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one flew over Aldwincle Lake this morning

22 Oct  Whooper Swan  Clifford Hill GP – six on the central peninsula of the main barrage lake, 11.00

22 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still this morning

22 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 08.45, on pit between main lake and southern lakes

Sunday 21st October

21 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults in field between the two arms of the reservoir, 17.00

21 Oct  Gannet  Long Buckby – one flew west at 16.10

21 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 13.30, in vicinity of cows opposite Irthlingborough Moorings, past Diamond Centre complex

21 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Sywell CP – two adults off the dam this morning

Saturday 20th October

20 Oct  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake, also 2 Green Sandpipers

20 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – juvenile still this morning

20 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one in rough area below first bunker, 11.30

20 Oct  Great White Egret  Abington Meadows LNR – one flew east, late morning

20 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two still, 11.10, in willows viewable from bridge over river by assault course, also ad Yellow-legged Gull on Visitor Centre Lake

20 Oct  Rock Pipit  Hollowell Res – one by the dam overflow, 10.15, also Great White Egret, 2 Pintails, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Stonechats; NB. heavy sailing disturbance from 11.00

20 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle on river bank opposite Diamond Centre moorings, 08.25, also Great White Egret on Roadside Lake

20 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Summer Leys LNR – six (3 drakes) this morning

Friday 19th October

19 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – five, late afternoon, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Stonechats and Brambling

19 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) on Titchmarsh LNR section this afternoon

19 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 14.30

19 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 13.45

19 Oct  White-fronted Goose  Clifford Hill GP – two adults with Greylag flock at eastern end of main barrage lake near the footbridge over the River Nene late morning and still present at 12.45

19 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign again by the main lake this morning

19 Oct  Black Redstart  Chelveston AF – two still on rubble pile and wood pile, just north of track to Renewables building, by sunken reedy pond, right on Northants/Beds border, 10.00, also adult or immature female Merlin at 10.35

Thursday 18th October

18 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign by the main lake this evening, nor in the Little Egret roost on the southern lakes

18 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four still today, also 8 Pintails, 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

18 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one in the settling pool area this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

18 Oct  Whinchat  Bozeat GP – one this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 4 Stonechats

18 Oct  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake late morning, also juvenile Black-tailed Godwit from Screen Hide

18 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake mid-morning

18 Oct  Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – two with cattle by the main lake this morning

18 Oct  Whooper Swan  Thrapston GP – twenty-two flew north-east over Town Lake, 09.25

Wednesday 17th October

17 Oct  Black Redstart  Chelveston AF – now 2 on rubble pile near recycling building at Chelveston Energy Farm, also Northern Wheatear and Stonechat

17 Oct  Black Redstart  Great Oakley – two at a ‘private residential location’

17 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – three still, 16.30, also 3 Green Sandpipers and first-winter Mediterranean Gull

17 Oct  Ruff  Hollowell Res – juvenile, 13.00

17 Oct  Short-eared Owl  Pitsford Res – one flew low south-west late morning

17 Oct  Black Redstart  Chelveston AF – still present on rubble pile near recycling building at Chelveston Energy Farm,  just inside Northants, 11.00

17 Oct  Hawfinch  Pitsford Res – one flew low south-west this morning

Tuesday 16th October

16 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – three still today, also Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Green Sandpipers

16 Oct  Great Skua  Sywell CP – still on the water, 17.35

16 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four today, also Green Sandpiper and 20 Golden Plovers over

16 Oct  Great Skua  Sywell CP – still on the water, distantly from dam, 16.25

16 Oct  Great Skua  Sywell CP – still on the water, distantly from dam, 15.40

16 Oct  Black Redstart  Chelveston AF – still present on rubble pile near recycling building at Chelveston Energy Farm,  just inside Northants, 15.15

16 Oct  Great Skua  Sywell CP – one on the water, 14.40

16 Oct  Richard’s Pipit  Chelveston AF – still present, although just inside Bedfordshire, midday; Black Redstart on rubble pile near recycling building at Chelveston Energy Farm,  just inside Northants

Monday 15th October 

15 Oct  Black Redstart  Towcester – one on private land near Towcester this afternoon

15 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – three still, 16.30

15 Oct  Richard’s Pipit  Chelveston AF – still present, in sheep field but further south, about midway between the two turbine roads and about 50 metres in from the main access road at 09.50

Sunday 14th October 

14 Oct  Richard’s Pipit  Chelveston AF – still present, in sheep field around northern part of the wind farm between 15.45 and 16.00, both sides of the Northants/Beds county boundary

14 Oct  Richard’s Pipit  Chelveston AF – still present late morning, in the cow field just north of the solar farm but precise location likely to be just inside Bedfordshire

14 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field, 09.30

Saturday 13th October

13 Oct  Richard’s Pipit  Chelveston AF – one in grassland south of the northernmost wind turbine, west of the main runway, 14.20 but mobile; seen again, perched on solar panels at at 16.20 but this second location is actually in Bedfordshire

13 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still on the east shore, 13.40

13 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field, 12.30

13 Oct  Rock Pipit  Hollowell Res – one on the dam at 10.30, flushed by fishermen and flew toward sailing club, also 2 Pintails and 4 Stonechats

13 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still, showing well by gate to cow field, 09.55

13 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female still, 09.30, also Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

Friday 12th October

12 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female again this evening

12 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, 17.00

12 Oct  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – one (probably third-winter), also 2 Pintails and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 16.00

12 Oct  Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – a first-winter between Moulton Grange Bay and the dam, 15.40, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and first-winter)

12 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – three still, also Black-tailed Godwit still and 8 Green Sandpipers

12 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, 10.45

Thursday 11th October

11 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still 16.10

11 Oct  Rock Pipit  Daventry CP – one briefly at 12.10, flushed by dogs and not relocated, also 3 Great White Egrets still, Black-tailed Godwit still, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (first-winter and fourth-winter) and 5 Green Sandpipers

11 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female again this morning, also Stonechat

11 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

11 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 10.15

Wednesday 10th October

10 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two at 18.00, also female Ruddy Shelduck, Pintail, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

10 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 15.40

10 Oct  Honey Buzzard  Northampton – again over Kingsthorpe Gold Course, 15.15, then flew south-west with 2 Common Buzzards and corvids

10 Oct  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – juvenile at 15.00, also 3 Pintails, Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

10 Oct  Great White Egret  Summer Leys – one flew west early afternoon

10 Oct  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – three this afternoon, also drake Pintail, Black-tailed Godwit still and 6 Green Sandpipers

10 Oct  Honey Buzzard  Northampton – one mobbed by 2 Common Buzzards over Kingsthorpe Gold Course, 13.00, descended and landed in a tree

10 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still today, also Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

10 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 10.30

10 Oct  Gannet  Summer Leys LNR – one photographed from Pioneer Hide on the main lake at 10.00 before drifting toward the feeding station

10 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stanford Res – released into scrub at the back of Blowers Lodge Bay, near the adjacent weedy field and flew toward hide at 10.03; please note access to the reservoir is by permit only

10 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed along the old railway track , 09.40; please note access to the reservoir is by permit only and the old railway track is private land

Tuesday 9th October

09 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two late afternoon, also 4 Pintails, Hobby, Stonechat and Brambling

09 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 6 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

09 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 15.45

09 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 10.45

09 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve 08.50

Monday 8th October

08 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve to mid-afternoon, then flew to island in Mary’s Lake where present until at least 16.05; later seen in willows near loading bank along old railway track at Summer Leys, along with 5 Little Egrets, 17.15, also juvenile Hobby

08 Oct  Black-tailed Godwit  Daventry CP – one present, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, also Green Sandpiper and Stonechat

08 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still, early afternoon

08 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR – first-winter still in cow field north of the reserve this morning

Sunday 7th October

07 Oct  Ring Ouzel  Fermyn Woods CP – juvenile on mud at the back of pond, 100 metres east of cafe along left hand track SP953850, 15.00

07 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – still this afternoon

07 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR – still in cow field north of the reserve until 16.25 then flew low west

07 Oct  Whooper Swan  Cransley Res – one at 13.00

07 Oct  Cattle Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one mobile around reserve and favouring cattle field at northern end, where still present 12.48 also Great White Egret

07 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this morning, also 2 Stonechats

07 Oct  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows’ Higham Lake this morning, near Cormorant roost

07 Oct  Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning, also 11 Fieldfares over

Saturday 6th October

06 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – still this afternoon

06 Oct  Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – a juvenile in Guilsborough Bay at 11.00, also 2 Pintails and 2 Common Snipe

06 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also 3 Green Sandpipers

Friday 5th October

05 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway, 16.25

05 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still north of the causeway, 15.30

05 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Hollowell Res – female on the western shore, between Guilsborough Bay and the yacht club, 13.00

Thursday 4th October 

04 Oct  Common Crane  Shutlanger – five flew south toward Grafton Regis, 17.30

04 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also 2 Pintails and Green Sandpiper

Wednesday 3rd October 

03 Oct  Ruddy Shelduck  Ravensthorpe Res – female this afternoon, also Great White Egret still, 4 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Oct  Rock Pipit  Pitsford Res – one flew south-west over the old Scaldwell road, north of the causeway, this morning, also 2 Pintails and Great White Egret

Tuesday 2nd October 

02 Oct  Grey Plover Boddington Res – no further sign of juvenile late afternoon; 2 juvenile tundrae-type Ringed Plovers in north-east corner

02 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still

02 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway this morning, also 6 Pintails, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

02 Oct  Grey Plover Boddington Res – a juvenile on the island then flew south-east at 11.00, also two Ringed Plovers, Redwing over and White Wagtail

02 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one still, late morning

Monday 1st October

01 Oct  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one flew toward the inlet, 18.05

01 Oct  Wryneck  Earls Barton – no sign this morning of the one reported on front lawn along Spencer Close at 52.2663, -0.7446 or in paddocks on nearby Mill Lane to 11.45

01 Oct  Firecrest  Thrapston GP – one near the Heronry Hide at Titchmarsh LNR late morning

Sunday 30th September

30 Sep  Wryneck  Earls Barton – unverified report of one on front lawn along Spencer Close at 52.2663, -0.7446 for 15 minutes during the morning and again briefly at 17.55

30 Sep  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, 10.05

Saturday 29th September

29 Sep  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one today, also Common Sandpiper

29 Sep  Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult at 10.00, also Pintail, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Snipe and Stonechat

29 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one this morning, also 12 Golden Plovers

Friday 28th September 

28 Sep  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

28 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still along the causeway this morning, also Pintail in Walgrave Bay, Great White Egret in Scaldwell Bay and 2 Stonechats in meadows just beyond feeding station

Thursday 27th September 

27 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still north of the causeway this afternoon

27 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still today, also Hobby

27 Sep  Little Stint  Daventry CP – still on west side this morning, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers and Common Snipe

27 Sep  Osprey  Stanwick GP – one near the River Nene this morning, 08.55

Wednesday 26th September 

26 Sep  Little Stint  Daventry CP – still on spit on west side 15.30

26 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still north of the causeway, 11.00

26 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – no sign this morning

26 Sep  Little Stint  Daventry CP – still on west side this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe but no sign of the Grey Phalarope

Tuesday 25th September

25 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still today

25 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still present at 17.15

25 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – still present late morning-early afternoon, favouring northern shoreline east of Pintail Bay

25 Sep  Little Stint  Daventry CP – still at 13.40, also Grey Phalarope still

25 Sep  Little Stint  Daventry CP – one at midday, also Ringed Plover and 3 Green Sandpipers

25 Sep  Common Crane  Daventry CP – five adults, all unringed, circling at 10.45 before flying south, also Grey Phalarope still

25 Sep  Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one over at 10.05

25 Sep  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, 10.00

Monday 24th September

24 Sep  Gannet  Holdenby – a juvenile reported flying low north-west over road and fields between Church Brampton and Holdenby, 16.00

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – viewable distantly off Moulton Grange Bay, 16.20

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – no further sign by the dam at 16.10

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – still off the dam at 14.15

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still present at 14.10

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Pitsford Res – one off the dam at midday

24 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still present at midday, also juvenile Ringed Plover 2+ Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers and 6 Common Snipe

24 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still at north end of Aldwincle Lake, 09.40

24 Sep  Pink-footed Goose  Summer Leys LNR – one with Greylags this morning

24 Sep  Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one over Town Lake, 08.50

Sunday 23rd September

23 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still present at 16.30, between the dam and the north-eastern corner, also 2 Pintails, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpipers and a first-winter Caspian Gull

23 Sep  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, 10.30, also 4 Pintails and Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 22nd September

22 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still in the small bay in the north-eastern corner, 14.50, showing well

22 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still off east end of dam, 11.25

22 Sep  Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – juvenile this morning, also 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 12 Common Terns and juvenile Whinchat along the fence by Hardingstone Dyke

22 Sep  Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one flew west over the dam, 09.45

22 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay 09.20 but then flushed by fishing boats, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank

22 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still off east end of dam, 08.45

Friday 21st September 

21 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still in the north-east bay, 17.30

21 Sep  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one near Eddie’s Island early evening

21 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still showing well in the north-east bay, 13.50

21 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – still showing well, approximately one third of the way down the eastern side from the dam, 12.15

21 Sep  Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still this morning, also 2 Pintails, 6 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Common Snipe, adult Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull

21 Sep  Grey Phalarope  Daventry CP – one showing well in the north-east bay, late morning

21 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay early morning, also 4 Pintails, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, juvenile Dunlin and Greenshank

Thursday 20th September

20 Sep  Garganey  Pitsford Res – juvenile between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay this evening, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 1-2 Greenshank

20 Sep  Garganey  Daventry CP – one still this morning, also Pintail, 8 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

20 Sep  White Wagtail  Boddington Res – one this morning

20 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake today

Wednesday 19th September

19 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

19 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, north of the causeway this morning

Tuesday 18th September 

18 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, with two Common Terns south of the causeway at The Narrows, 16.20, also Yellow-legged Gull by the sailing club and 4 Yellow Wagtails on the dam

18 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – female still, from dam this afternoon, also 8 Red-crested Pochards and Common Sandpiper

18 Sep  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two in the Wader Bay this morning

18 Sep  Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res – one on the dam this morning, also Greenshank between the dam and Moulton Grange Bay

Monday 17th September

17 Sep  Whinchat  Stanford Res – two this evening

17 Sep  Osprey  Cosgrove – one flew south, 16.00

17 Sep  Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew west

17 Sep  Garganey  Daventry CP – a female today, also Pintail, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Common Snipe, first-winter Mediterranean Gull and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

17 Sep  Black Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Elinor Trout Lake, also Great White Egret still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

17 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still this morning

17 Sep  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – juvenile still on Town Lake this morning

Sunday 16th September

16 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still, both north and south of the causeway today

16 Sep  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also Yellow Wagtail

16 Sep  Great White Egret  Sulby Res – two today, also 2 Hobbies and 5 Green Sandpipers

16 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

16 Sep  Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still today, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

16 Sep  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 08.15, also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

Saturday 15th September

15 Sep  Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 12.30, also 3 Goosanders, Ringed Plovers, 2 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe

15 Sep  Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – female still, late morning, also Whinchat

15 Sep  Pied Flycatcher  Thrupp – one reported in bushes along the bank of the Grand Union Canal, 11.30, approximately SP5965 

15 Sep  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway today 

15 Sep  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one again on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Hobby

15 Sep  Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – an adult at 09.30, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

15 Sep  Whinchat  Blueberry Farm – one, early morning

Friday 14th September

14 Sep  Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 19.00, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and adult Caspian Gull

14 Sep  Little Gull  Thrapston GP – juvenile still on Town Lake, 15.00

14 Sep  Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – the one from Summer Leys LNR on nearby Moon Lake, 13.40

14 Sep   Garganey  Daventry CP – female still this afternoon, also Pintail, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

14 Sep   Little Gull  Thrapston GP – the juvenile now on Town Lake, 12.30

14 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – still at Titchmarsh LNR, over North Lake, 11.05

14 Sep   Little Gull  Thrapston GP – juvenile at Titchmarsh LNR, 09.50, also Marsh Harrier

14 Sep   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 09.05

Thursday 13th September

13 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – one this evening

13 Sep   Garganey  Pitsford Res – a juvenile at the mouth of Moulton Grange Bay late afternoon, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, Northern Wheatear on the dam and 2 White Wagtails

13 Sep   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – juvenile still north of the causeway, near Fishing Lodge, 14.20

13 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, south side of Guilsborough Bay, 13.15, also Hobby, 2 Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and third-summer Caspian Gull still

13 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – a juvenile female trapped and ringed this morning

13 Sep   Whinchat  Kettering – one still at Wicksteed Water Meadows this morning

Wednesday 12th September

12 Sep   Common Redstart  Twywell – two still in hedgerow between the two gates by the footpath running between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village

12 Sep   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – a juvenile still north of the causeway, near Fishing Lodge, 14.35, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

12 Sep   Garganey  Daventry CP – a female this afternoon, also 2 Pintails, 8 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Whinchats

12 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, south side of Guilsborough Bay, 13.15, also 2 Greenshanks, 3 Common Sandpipers, third-summer Caspian Gull, Northern Wheatear and Whinchat

12 Sep   Whinchat  Sywell CP – one still this morning

12 Sep   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – a juvenile north of the causeway, 10.30, also Osprey over south-west, 3-4 Hobbies, Yellow-legged Gull and Common Snipe

Tuesday 11th September

11 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still today, 2 Greenshanks, 3 Common Sandpipers and 4cy Caspian Gull

11 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one again today

11 Sep   Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – female still this afternoon

11 Sep   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

11 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

11 Sep   Whinchat  Sywell CP – one still, on fence posts where wires cross the water on the west bank of north-east bay, 11.00

11 Sep   Common Redstart  Twywell – one still in hedgerow by broken gate on footpath from Twywell Hills & Dales this morning

Monday 10th September

10 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still on Guilsborough Bay Point, 13.15, also Pintail, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 4cy Caspian Gull and Whinchat still

10 Sep   Little Gull  Sywell CP – adult this afternoon

10 Sep   Whinchat  Sywell CP – two this afternoon, also 5 Yellow Wagtails

10 Sep   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still, late, morning, also 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Hobby

10 Sep   Common Redstart  Twywell – one still in hedgerow on footpath from Twywell Hills & Dales this morning

10 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also 2 Hobbies and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 9th September 

09 Sep   Garganey  Daventry CP – one still

09 Sep   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 17.30

09 Sep   Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – a female again around the dam, 16.00

09 Sep   Honey Buzzard  Cogenhoe – one flew west at 13.30

09 Sep   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, at the mouth of Holcot Bay, 13.30, also Pintail, 4 Hobbies and Yellow-legged Gull in Scaldwell Bay, plus Whinchat between Maytrees Hide and Bird Club Hide

09 Sep   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Titchmarsh LNR late morning

09 Sep   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – an adult at the mouth of the eastern bay, 10.25, also Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

09 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 09.45, mobile either side of Guilsborough Bay, also 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe, 4cy Caspian Gull and Whinchat still

09 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still this morning

09 Sep   Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit, early morning, also Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe

Saturday 8th September 

08 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still 18.05

08 Sep   Garganey  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 2 Pintails, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Common Snipe

08 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 15.30, but flighty

08 Sep   Honey Buzzard  Pitsford Res – one flew south over Scaldwell Bay at midday

08 Sep   Ruddy Shelduck  Stanford Res – a female off the dam this morning before flying toward Stanford at 10.50, also Common Sandpiper

08 Sep   Ruff  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning, also Pink-footed Goose, Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and two Whinchats still on fence by 4th pylon away from Premier Inn

08 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – a juvenile flew in from north, 08.45 and was still on the south shore of Guilsborough Bay 09.45, also 2 Pintails, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Common Snipe and Whinchat still

08 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still 09.45

08 Sep   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, 08.26

08 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still 07.30

Friday 7th September

07 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between Moulton Grange Bay and the dam at at dusk, also 2 Northern Wheatears still

07 Sep   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two still on barbed wire fence along Hardingstone Dyke

07 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanwick GP – one in the north-east corner of the A45 Lay-by Pit (north) this evening

07 Sep   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake, 16.05, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

07 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR today

07 Sep   Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one still at 13.15, also 3 Common Sandpipers, 9 Common Snipe and 4 Yellow Wagtails

07 Sep   Garganey  Daventry CP – one, early afternoon, also 2 Pintails, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

07 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between Moulton Grange Bay and the dam at midday, also 2 Northern Wheatears below the dam

07 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – juvenile still between Moulton Grange Bay and the dam, 10.00

07 Sep   Knot  Pitsford Res – a juvenile between Moulton Grange Bay and the dam, 07.45, also 2 Pintails, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 20+ Yellow Wagtails

Thursday 6th September 

06 Sep   White Wagtail  Stanwick GP – two this evening, also Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow Wagtails

06 Sep   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – two this afternoon, also Peregrine over

06 Sep   Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Bay Point this morning, also Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Common Snipe and Yellow Wagtail

06 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – a male trapped and ringed this morning

06 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake, 10.00, also Peregrine over

06 Sep   Turnstone  Pitsford Res – two on the dam, 10.00, also 12+ Yellow Wagtails behind dam

06 Sep   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning, also Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers and first-winter Mediterranean Gull

Wednesday 5th September

05 Sep   Common Redstart  Daventry CP – female in hedge on the eastern side this evening, also 3 Pintails, 3 Common Snipe and probable juvenile Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid

05 Sep   Bittern  Summer Leys LNR – one flew toward the scrape, early evening

05 Sep   Whinchat  Northampton – one on Pineham Industrial Estate, by Sainsbury’s DC7 (newest of the warehouses “Buckinghams” build), perching on the recently planted trees and their protective covers, mid-afternoon

05 Sep  Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one through over Scaldwell Bay, 11.05, also juvenile Mediterranean Gull and Yellow-legged Gull

05 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake, 10.30

05 Sep   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one over Scaldwell Bay, 09.50, also Great White Egret

05 Sep   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers and first-winter Mediterranean Gull

Tuesday 4th September

04 Sep   Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – adult or near adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon, also Garganey still and 18 Yellow-legged Gulls

04 Sep   Ruff  Hollowell Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Whinchat and 2 Yellow Wagtails

04 Sep   Sandwich Tern  Boddington Res – two (adult and juvenile) present briefly at 08.20, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Common terns

04 Sep   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers and Common Snipe

Monday 3rd September

03 Sep   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one still this evening

03 Sep   Whinchat  Harrington AF – two today

03 Sep   Common Redstart  Twywell – two (one male) in hedgerow on footpath from Twywell Hills & Dales this afternoon, also Spotted Flycatcher

03 Sep   Whinchat  Borough Hill – at least 5 just north of the summit compound this afternoon, also 2 Northern Wheatears within it and at least 8 Spotted Flycatchers in the ‘North Hedgerow’ before the golf course

03 Sep   Ruff  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, 13.30, also Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Spotted Flycatchers

03 Sep   Whinchat  Borough Hill – a minimum of 3 around the summit compound and surrounding area, also Northern Wheatear

03 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

03 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – three this morning

Sunday 2nd September

02 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – one in hedge along the fallow field by the old railway track this afternoon

02 Sep   Whinchat  Borough Hill – three around the summit compound, also 10+ Spotted Flycatchers

02 Sep   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning

02 Sep   Wood Sandpiper  Stortons GP – no sign this morning

02 Sep   Ruff  Hollowell Res – juvenile in Guilsborough Bay 08.10, also Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

Saturday 1st September 

01 Sep   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one again this evening, also Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

01 Sep   Northern Wheatear  Rushden – one on private land this afternoon

01 Sep   Caspian Gull  Corby – a second/third year at Priors Hall today, also 4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow Wagtail

01 Sep   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway between 10.00 and 10.30, then flew west

01 Sep   Garganey  Ravensthorpe Res – one on the north side of the causeway at 10.00, also Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

01 Sep   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one at 09.00 this morning, also Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe and 6 Yellow Wagtails

01 Sep   Wood Sandpiper  Boddington Res – one on the south-west side this morning

01 Sep   Wood Sandpiper  Stortons GP – one on the southern side of the easternmost pit at 08.30

Friday 31st August 

31 Aug   White Wagtail  Clifford Hill GP – one this evening, also 6 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Common Snipe and 2 Common Terns

31 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – juvenile male trapped and ringed this morning

31 Aug   Osprey  Borough Hill – one flew south, late morning

31 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this morning

31 Aug   Osprey  Ditchford GP – one flew over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, north-east toward Stanwick GP at 11.10

Thursday 30th August

30 Aug   Whinchat  Chelveston AF – two, also Northern Wheatear

30 Aug   Northern Wheatear  Alderton – one in old horse paddocks beyond the playing field at the northern end of Spring Lane, 13.00

30 Aug   Whinchat  Kettering – two still at Wicksteed Water Meadows, along fence by river, also Yellow-legged Gull at adjacent Wicksteed Park Lake

Wednesday 29th August

29 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – a juvenile this evening

29 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on North Lake this evening, also Garganey still, Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, 7 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Yellow Wagtails

29 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Ringstead GP – a juvenile on Kinewell Lake early evening

29 Aug   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – no sign of the two between Guilsborough Bay Point and the feeder stream, late afternoon, still present were 10 Common Snipe and 3 Yellow Wagtails

29 Aug   Whinchat  Kettering – two at Wicksteed Water Meadows (also present yesterday)

29 Aug   Spotted Redshank  Hollowell Res – two between Guilsborough Bay Point and the feeder stream, 14.10, also 9 Common Snipe and 3 Yellow Wagtails

29 Aug   Spotted Crake  Clifford Hill GP – no further sign along Hardingstone Dyke, south of the A428 to 08.45

29 Aug   Northern Wheatear  Orlingbury – two at 8.40, in the fields leading up to Moorfield Farm off the Redhouse Way, on the west side of the village

29 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Garganey still

29 Aug   Spotted Crake  Clifford Hill GP – one crossed the A428, west of Rushmills/Brackmills roundabout and entered Hardingstone Dyke at 07.00

Tuesday 28th August

28 Aug   Garganey  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay at 19.30

28 Aug   Northern Wheatear  Pitsford Res, one on the dam, also Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull and 10 Yellow Wagtails.

28 Aug   Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – two briefly in the northern hedge crossing the hill before the golf course, also Common Redstart and Whinchat

28 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 6 Yellow Wagtails

28 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also  Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

Monday 27th August 

27 Aug   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – one flew south at 15. 35 (likely same individual as at Daventry CP)

27 Aug   Osprey  Daventry CP – a juvenile flew south at 15.10, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshanks, 11 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

27 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also 1-2 Great White Egrets and 2 Hobbies

27 Aug   Ruff  Hollowell Res – a juvenile male on Guilsborough Bay Point, 08.10-10.05, after which it flew north, also 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

Sunday 26th August

26 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Garganey on the A45 Lay-by Pit (north), Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

Saturday 25th August

25 Aug   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway today, also 2 Hobbies

25 Aug   Whinchat  Welford Quarry – still 14.15 but no sign of Tree Pipit, although scramble bikes causing disturbance in area

25 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again at 13.45, also 2 Hobbies, 7 Common Snipe and Yellow Wagtail

25 Aug   Tree Pipit  Welford Quarry – one feeding on ground beside the bridleway at 12.45, also Whinchat on adjacent fence SP658775

25 Aug   Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one on gate by entrance track, 12.15, then flew south

25 Aug   Tree Pipit  Naseby Res – one flew west, 09.30

25 Aug   Tree Pipit  Croughton Quarry – one flew south-west this morning

Friday 24th August

24 Aug   Ruddy Shelduck  Welford Res – flew west with Canada Geese late afternoon and no further sign

24 Aug   Ruddy Shelduck  Welford Res – one this afternoon

24 Aug   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew east over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR, 10.15

24 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

Thursday 23rd August

23 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again at 14.45, also 6 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Yellow Wagtails

23 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult this morning, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Greenshanks, 11 Green Sandpipers and 7 Common Sandpipers

23 Aug   Osprey  Ditchford GP – a juvenile over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning, also Common Snipe and Yellow Wagtail

23 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – at least one male still in hedgerow on footpath just east of green metal gate at east end exit of Whitestones section of Twywell Hills & Dales at 11.30

23 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – two again this morning (one Elinor Trout Lake, one Aldwincle Lake), also Great White Egret at north end of Aldwicle Lake, Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

Wednesday 22nd August

22 Aug   Black Tern  Hollowell Res – a juvenile at 14.00, also Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

22 Aug   Whinchat  Glapthorn Cow Pasture – one on ridge-top hedges to the south-east, this morning

22 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one at the north end of Aldwincle Lake, late morning, also Great White Egret and 2 Hobbies

Tuesday 21st August

21 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – four (3 males) still in hedgerow just east of the  Twywell Hills & Dales reserve on bridleway to Twywell village this evening

21 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one over Aldwincle Lake, 18.00

21 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one again at 12.30, also Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

21 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again this morning

21 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one over Keepers Lodge Bay and adjacent weedy field, late morning

21 Aug   Little Gull  Stanford Res – juvenile by the dam briefly mid-morning

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

21 Aug   Tree Pipit  Stanford Res – four trapped and ringed this morning

Monday 20th August 

20 Aug   Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one still this evening, also 3 Greenshanks and Common Sandpiper

20 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a juvenile on the main lake, early evening, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Yellow Wagtails

20 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – male still in hedgerow just east of the  Twywell Hills & Dales reserve on bridleway to Twywell village, by broken rusty gate, this morning

20 Aug   Whinchat  Borough Hill – one on fence on north side of BBC compound, 11.00

20 Aug   Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one this morning, 09.00, also Osprey, 7 Common Snipe and Yellow Wagtail

20 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – eclipse drake still this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow Wagtails

Sunday 19th August

19 Aug   Osprey  Corby – one over Priors Hall, 13.25

19 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one flew toward Elinor Trout Lake, also 3 Great White Egrets on Aldwincle Lake, early afternoon

19 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – eclipse drake still on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit mid-morning

19 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – male still in hedgerow just east of the  Twywell Hills & Dales reserve on bridleway to Twywell village, by broken rusty gate, this morning

19 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – two this morning

Saturday 18th August

18 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – still this afternoon

18 Aug   Garganey  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 09.35

18 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, o9.30, also Garganey in Guilsborough Bay, 4 Common Sandpipers, 5 Common Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

Friday 17th August 

17 Aug   Whinchat  Twywell – one still along the footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village mid-afternoon, also 3 Common Redstarts (2 males) still

17 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one still before flying south, also 2 Great White Egrets still

Thursday 16th August

16 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – at least two still in hedgerow just east of the  Twywell Hills & Dales reserve on bridleway to Twywell village (one near muddy kissing gate, one by broken rusty gate), 20.00

16 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over the ‘pylon field’, 17.00

16 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – still this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

16 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one at Titchmarsh LNR mid-afternoon

16 Aug   Whinchat  Twywell – one along the footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village mid-afternoon, also 3 Common Redstarts (2 males) in the hedgerow there

16 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – eclipse drake on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit, 12.20

16 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – two still in hedgerow between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village this morning

Wednesday 15th August

15 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 8 Green Sandpipers, 6 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls

15 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – again around Scaldwell and Walgrave Bays 11.30, also juvenile Mediterranean Gull

15 Aug   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one again this morning, also 2 Ruffs and Common Sandpiper

15 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR at 09.00, also 2 Great White Egrets still

Tuesday 14th August

14 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one at 19.30, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers and juvenile Mediterranean Gull on Guilsborough Bay Point

14 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – two still in hedgerow between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village, 18.00

14 Aug   Common Redstart  Twywell – two in hedgerow along footpath between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village, near broken metal farm gate, this afternoon

14 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this morning, also 9 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and adult Yellow-legged Gull

14 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR this morning

14 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – still north of the causeway, on the foreshore by the Bird Club Hide, 11.00

14 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – a first-summer north of the causeway, around the point between Scaldwell and Walgrave Bays and along the foreshore between Maytree Hide and Bird Club Hide, 08.30

14 Aug   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one fishing by the sailing club, 08.00-08.15

14 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 5 Yellow Wagtails

Monday 13th August

13 Aug   Osprey  Moulton – two circling at 16.10 before drifting north

13 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this morning, also 11 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and at least one juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

13 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two again, Titchmarsh LNR, 11.25, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – two circling over the ‘pylon field’, 10.50

13 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one flew from Elinor Trout Lake to Town Lake, 10.45

Sunday 12th August

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 10 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-summer)

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning, also Common Sandpiper over

12 Aug   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay, 11.30, also 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

12 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning

Saturday 11th August

11 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – two at midday, also 4 Dunlins, Redshank, 4 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpipers, adult Caspian Gull by Yacht Club and 4 Yellow Wagtails

11 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 11 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper

11 Aug   Mediterranean Gull  Ditchford GP – a juvenile behind Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning, also 2 juvenile Marsh Harriers flew west

11 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake this morning

11 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Garganey and 2 Little Ringed Plovers

Friday 10th August

10 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – an eclipse drake on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 13.40

10 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also Dunlin, 11 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, juvenile Caspian Gull and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, stint sp. (flew off), 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

Thursday 9th August

09 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one this evening, also 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Green Sandpiper

09 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – three flew from the main lake toward the A45 Lay-by Pit, early evening

09 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this afternoon, also 4 adult Black-tailed Godwits (one colour-ringed), 10 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, juvenile Caspian Gull and 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls

09 Aug   Marsh Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed, 11.00

09 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake this morning

09 Aug   Osprey  Thrapston GP – three this morning (2 fishing on Elinor Trout Lake, one flying east over Aldwincle Lake)

Wednesday 8th August

08 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – two fishing, 19.30, also Black-tailed Godwit, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe, 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Yellow Wagtails

08 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – still on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening

08 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – three now on Titchmarsh LNR’s Aldwincle Lake this morning, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits and Green Sandpiper

08 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one still this morning, also 8 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

08 Aug   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one on the north side of the A45 Lay-by Pit, 07.00

08 Aug   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – again on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.45, also 2 Green Sandpipers and Yellow Wagtail

Tuesday 7th August 

07 Aug   Garganey  Hollowell Res – one at 20.00, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 9 Common Sandpipers, Common Snipe, second-summer Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail

07 Aug   Great White Egret  Daventry CP – one, early afternoon, also 12 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers and 4+ juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – two on Otter Late at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

Monday 6th August

06 Aug   Whinchat  Stanford Res – juvenile trapped and ringed this morning

06 Aug   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still this morning, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

06 Aug   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over at 08.05

Sunday 5th August 

05 Aug   Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one over at 18.05, also 3  Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe on the scrape

05 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Priors Hall – juvenile over east at 15.45

05 Aug   Bittern  Stortons GP – one dropped into the eastern end of the reedbed, 10.30

05 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Naseby Res – one, 10.00

05 Aug   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – an adult by the sailing club 09.45

05 Aug   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one fishing, 08.30-08.40, also Black-tailed Godwit, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, juvenile Dunlin, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper and 5 Common Sandpipers

Saturday 4th August

04 Aug   Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – one briefly in Guilsborough Bay late evening before flying south-west

04 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this afternoon, also Greenshank

04 Aug   Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by the first bunker this morning

04 Aug   Turnstone  Thrapston GP – still on the long island in Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets still, Osprey fishing over Elinor Trout Lake before flying east over Aldwincle Lake, Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

04 Aug   Wryneck  Daventry – one on the approach track to Foxhill Farm, 09.00 at least; drive up tack to small lay-by to view approximately SP566610. Flew to small wood on hill, 10.00

Friday 3rd August

03 Aug   Garganey  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway, early evening, also 5 Red-crested Pochards

03 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

03 Aug   Turnstone  Thrapston GP – one on the long island in Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets still and an adult Yellow-legged Gull on Elinor Trout Lake

Wednesday 1st August 

01 Aug   Marsh Harrier Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape, 18.00

Tuesday 31st July

31 Jul   Osprey  Stanford Res – one, late afternoon, also 11 Common Sandpipers

31 Jul   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit still

Monday 30th July

30 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still at the north end of Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR this morning

30 Jul   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and 6 Common Sandpipers

Sunday 29th July 

29 Jul   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

Saturday 28th July

28 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR this morning, also Marsh Harrier over Peter Scott Hide, 10.25

28 Jul   Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 08.35

28 Jul   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.05

Friday 27th July

27 Jul   Whimbrel Stanwick GP – two more flew west this evening

27 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this evening, also 2 Hobbies and a Green Sandpiper

27 Jul   Whimbrel Stanwick GP – sixty-two flew west, 17.30

27 Jul   Osprey  Stanwick GP – one over east, 17.10

27 Jul   Baltic Gull  Daventry CP – no further sign of probable adult this afternoon but 4 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls there

27 Jul   Baltic Gull  Daventry CP – no further sign after 08.40 of probable adult but juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls there

27 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR this morning

27 Jul   Baltic Gull  Daventry CP – probable adult still on western shore this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 9 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers

27 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers

Thursday 26th July

26 Jul   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – nine this evening (5 eclipse drakes, 3  females, one juvenile)

26 Jul   Baltic Gull  Daventry CP – probable: an adult photographed showing the full set of characteristics of this race (species) this afternoon

26 Jul   Common Scoter  Boddington Res – a drake showing well on the western side, late afternoon

26 Jul   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a first-summer this afternoon, also 3 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile)

26 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR late morning

26 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Thrapston GP – five flew south-west late morning

26 Jul   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – five eclipse drakes still in Scaldwell Bay this morning

Wednesday 25th July

25 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 23rd July

23 Jul   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – five eclipse drakes still in Scaldwell Bay 09.30, also adult Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Jul   Whimbrel  Stanwick GP – one  over south-west, early morning

Sunday 22nd July

22 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still on Aldwincle Lake at Titchmarsh LNR

22 Jul   Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – male in the hedgerow at the top of the gravel track past The Granary, 10.10

Saturday 21st July

21 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still

21 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape, 16.50, also 2 Green Sandpipers

21 Jul   Mediterranean Gull  Pitsford Res – two juveniles

21 Jul   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – three juveniles (including a different individual to yesterday’s) this morning, 11.00-12.15, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 2 juveniles)

21 Jul   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – five drakes still in Scaldwell Bay 09.45, also several Yellow-legged Gulls

21 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Ruff, 2 Redshanks and 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

Friday 20th July

20 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Clifford Hill GP – approximately 20 mid-evening

20 Jul   Osprey  Towcester – one flew north over the A43 at Shires Estate, 15.30

20 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two again this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

20 Jul   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – three juveniles this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers and juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

20 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning, also 2 Ospreys over at 10.00 and a Green Sandpiper

Wednesday 18th July

18 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still this evening, also Green Sandpiper

18 Jul   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – five drakes in Scaldwell Bay, 11.05, also Common Sandpiper

Tuesday 17th July 

17 Jul   Garganey  Daventry CP – female along the western shore this evening, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Redshanks

17 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Earls Barton GP – fifteen on Mary’s Lake, 18.00

17 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two again, late afternoon, also Osprey over at 17.30

17 Jul   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning, also 2 Bar-headed Geese and Little Ringed Plover

17 Jul   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – a juvenile this morning until 11.55, when it flew north, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and juvenile)

17 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

Monday 16th July 

16 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, also 2 Green Sandpipers

16 Jul   Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one flew toward Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows end of Ditchford GP early morning

Sunday 15th July 

15 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still at the north end of Aldwincle Lake, 10.00, also two Green Sandpipers

Friday 13th July 

13 Jul   Quail  Cogenhoe – no sign of singing male between Mill Lane caravan park SP832612 and Billing GP’s Clover Lake this evening

13 Jul   Quail  Cogenhoe – male singing late morning between Mill Lane caravan park SP832612 and Billing GP’s Clover Lake

13 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two still, late morning, also Green Sandpiper and Common Snipe

Thursday 12th July

12 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two late morning, near island at north end of Aldwincle Lake, also Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 10th July

10 Jul   Crossbill  Wellingborough – one flew north-west over Westminster Estate, 10.45

Sunday 8th July

08 Jul   Osprey  Oundle – one flew over the A605, close to the roundabout, 19.15

08 Jul   Osprey  Stanford Res – one again, 15.30

Saturday 7th July

07 Jul   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the feeder stream, early morning

07 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three, early morning, also Greenshank

Friday 6th July

06 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – three flew east, early morning

Thursday 5th July

05 Jul   Black-tailed Godwit  Earls Barton GP – seven on Mary’s Lake this evening

05 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still present in the wader bay this morning, 10.30

Wednesday 4th July

04 Jul   Osprey  Corby – two flew high south, late evening

04 Jul   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one again in Scaldwell Bay, 09.30

Tuesday 3rd July

03 Jul   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still late morning, in tree on island at north end of Aldwincle Lake

03 Jul   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one flew over the A605 at Titchmarsh junction, 10.00

03 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still present on the scrape this morning, 07.20, also female Garganey still

Monday 2nd July

02 Jul   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over the north end of Aldwincle Lake, 11.55, also Great White Egret still

02 Jul   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one again, over Scaldwell Bay’s Willow Hide, 10.00, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards

02 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still present in the wader bay this morning, also two Garganeys (one drake) still on scrape

Sunday 1st July 

01 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still present in the wader bay 17.25, also two Garganeys (one drake) still on scrape

01 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still present late afternoon, also drake Garganey still

01 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – still at 10.35, also 2 Garganey on the scrape

01 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – again in the wader bay, 09.20, visible from Pioneer Hide

01 Jul   Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east 08.45

01 Jul   Spotted Redshank  Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay, 08.05, before flying to Brayshaw’s Bund, 08.18, where visible from old railway track

Saturday 30th June 

30 Jun   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still this evening

30 Jun   Firecrest  Badby Wood – singing male still close to the path, approximately 100 m along the main ride through the wood from the entrance archway at SP566584, 13.45

30 Jun   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 10.00

30 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

Friday 29th June

29 Jun   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on the scrape, 17.30

Thursday 28th June

28 Jun   Osprey  Byfield – one flew north-east, 17.15

28 Jun   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape

28 Jun   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Aldwincle Lake, 10.30

28 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one again, 09.30

Tuesday 26th June 

26 Jun   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – a drake on the scrape, 15.30

Monday 25th June 

25 Jun   Firecrest  Badby Wood – singing male still close to the path, approximately 100 m along the main ride through the wood from the entrance archway at SP566584, 15.00

Sunday 24th June

24 Jun   Firecrest  Badby Wood – singing male still close to the path, approximately 100 m along the main ride through the wood from the entrance archway at SP566584, 18.55

24 Jun   Firecrest  Badby Wood – singing male close to the path, approximately 100 m along the main ride through the wood from the entrance archway at SP566584, 16.20

24 Jun   Hen Harrier  Fineshade Wood – male reported nearby, flying north, 09.40

Saturday 23rd June 

23 Jun   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – one over Aldwincle Lake, 08.15

Friday 22nd June

22 Jun   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Aldwincle Lake, 10.45

Wednesday 20th June 

20 Jun   Honey Buzzard  Nether Heyford – one flew low north-west, 21.35

20 Jun   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three still, in Wader Bay, this evening

20 Jun   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – three on Round Island 14.25, also Yellow Wagtail

Tuesday 19th June 

19 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake 13.00

19 Jun   Crossbill  Northampton – ten at the University of Northampton’s Park Campus, Kingsthorpe, next to the first rugby pitch on the left of the entrance, before flying toward Kingsthorpe at 08.50

19 Jun   Crossbill  Northampton – ten in pine trees at the University of Northampton this morning (no site or access details)

Monday 18th June

18 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake this morning

Friday 15th June

15 Jun   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 19.40

15 Jun   Mediterranean Gull  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island, also Hobby and Little Ringed Plover

15 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still

Thursday 14th June

14 Jun   Greater Flamingo  Farthingstone – three of unknown origin flew north-west toward Daventry 19.17; they were subsequently looked for at Daventry CP and pools at DIRFT but not relocated

Wednesday 13th June

13 Jun   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 19.40

13 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one again at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake this morning

Saturday 9th June

09 Jun   Wood Warbler  Fineshade Wood – singing male on edge of Westhay Wood this morning in mixed oak and beech, grid ref SP991985

09 Jun   Osprey  Weldon Quarry – one this morning

09 Jun   Osprey  Deene Lake – one flew over this morning

09 Jun   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – first-summer, 10.15

Friday 8th June 

08 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one again at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake this morning

08 Jun   Great White Egret  Aston le Walls – one flew west, 07.54

Thursday 7th June

07 Jun   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one this morning, also Great White Egret and Hobby

Tuesday 5th June

05 Jun   Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on the main lake this morning, also Dunlin

Monday 4th June

04 Jun   Quail  Harrington AF – again no sign of singing male in a large barley field near the pond between the concrete track and Brampton Valley Way during two hours this morning

04 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

Sunday 3rd June

03 Jun   Quail  Harrington AF – no further sign of singing male in a large barley field near the pond between the concrete track and Brampton Valley Way during intensive ‘listen-in’, mid- to late evening

03 Jun   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake 13.40

03 Jun   Quail  Harrington AF – male singing in a large barley field and audible from the pond between the concrete track and Brampton Valley Way, 10.00

03 Jun   Golden Oriole  Northampton – male reported singing in the vicinity of Furber Court NN3 3RW, 03.00-04.00

Saturday 2nd June

02 Jun   Wood Warbler  Fineshade Wood – singing male, no precise location details

02 Jun   Gannet  Clifford Hill GP – no sign on the main barrage lake, 09.40-10.10

02 Jun   Gannet  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake, 08.20

Friday 1st June

01 Jun   Gannet  Earls Barton GP – an adult flew north over Mary’s Lake 17.10

01 Jun   Gannet  Rushden – an adult flew north-west over the A6, south of the town, 16.45

Thursday 31st May

31 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Hobby

31 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on the main lake this morning

Wednesday 30th May

30 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – two still, 18.00, also Garganey

30 May   Little Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay, 15.45

30 May   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also Great White Egret and 2 Black Terns

30 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.10

30 May   Black Tern  Stanwick GP – two flew east, early morning, also Garganey and Ringed Plover

Tuesday 29th May

29 May   harrier sp.  Hardwick – a ‘ringtail’ flew west over the A43, just north of Hardwick Wood, 19.40

29 May   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one with Canada Geese

29 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Ringed Plovers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers

Monday 28th May

28 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – two flew off east this morning

28 May   Turnstone  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake briefly this morning, also 7 Ringed Plovers

Sunday 27th May

27 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – two this evening, also 2 Turnstones

27 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – two plus 2 Turnstones on the A45 Lay-by Pit this evening

27 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund, also Turnstone 17.30

27 May   Black Tern  Stanwick GP – three on the main lake, 17.10, also 7 Ringed Plovers

27 May   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay this morning

27 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake 11.20, also 14 Ringed Plovers plus 2 Turnstones still on A45 Lay-by Pit 12.05 and adult Mediterranean Gull flew west

27 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – two on Round Island late morning, also 3 Turnstones and Greenshank

27 May   Black Tern  Ditchford GP – three on Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) late morning before flying east toward Stanwick GP

27 May   Black Tern  Boddington Res – two, 09.55

27 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake, 09.50

27 May   Black Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one, 09.20

27 May   Black Tern  Thrapston GP – three (2 on Aldwincle Lake, Titchmarsh LNR and one on Town Lake) this morning

27 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island 07.40, also Dunlin

27 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 07.40, also 29 Ringed Plovers and Dunlin

27 May   Turnstone  Stanwick GP – two on the A45 Lay-by Pit 07.10

27 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

27 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 21 Ringed Plovers

Saturday 26th May 

26 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) on Rotary Island 17.00, also 7 Black Terns, still, 16.20

26 May   Black Tern  Daventry CP – one this afternoon

26 May   Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – seven on the main lake, 10.45, from feeding station. NB. access by car only from Wollaston due to bridge closure at Hardwater Crossing

26 May   Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – three on the main lake, 10.20

26 May   Rose-coloured Starling  Wellingborough – no sign around Edwards Drive by 09.15. View only from field to rear, to which there is easy access from Brickhill Road or Hardwick Road NN8 3JJ. Please park sensibly and respect residents’ privacy.

26 May   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 08.30, also Black Tern

26 May   Black Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake, 08.30

26 May   Whooper Swan  Barnwell – one on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605, early morning, also 4 Greenshanks still

26 May   Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning, also 10 Ringed Plovers and presumed escape female Bufflehead

26 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 06.35, also 10 Ringed Plovers and 5 Dunlins

Friday 25th May

25 May   Grey Plover  Stanwick GP – still on the main lake mid-evening

25 May   Rose-coloured Starling  Wellingborough – one seen well and photographed in a private garden in Edwards Drive at 15.20, viewable from field to rear, to which there is easy access from Brickhill Road or Hardwick Road NN8 3JJ. Please park sensibly and respect residents’ privacy.

25 May   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – four on pools on the north side of the main barrage lake, 17.15, also female Bufflehead 4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Sanderlings, 4 Dunlins, 2 Black Terns and Arctic Tern

25 May   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway late afternoon

25 May   Grey Plover  Stanwick GP – still on the main lake, 15.45

25 May   Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – eight remained until 15.40, when they flew high north

25 May   Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – female at eastern end of main barrage lake, 15.15 (presumed returning escape)

25 May   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – still on pools on the north side of the main barrage lake, 15.00, also 40 Ringed Plovers, 20 Sanderlings (original 8 + 12 in/out north-east), 13 Dunlins, Black Tern and 2 Arctic Terns

25 May   Grey Plover  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake, 14.10, also 8 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Sanderlings, 2 Dunlins, and 2 Common Sandpipers

25 May   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – one on pools on the north side of the main barrage lake, early afternoon, also 37 Ringed Plovers (most, but not all, tundrae), 8 Sanderlings, 10 Dunlins and 2 Black Terns

25 May   Black Tern  Thrapston GP – at least 4 still on Town Lake, 11.55

25 May   Greenshank  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 11.15, also 2 Common Sandpipers

25 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one at the northern end, 11.00

25 May   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one by the causeway car park this morning

25 May   Greenshank  Barnwell – four on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605, 10.20, also Ringed Plover

25 May   Black Tern  Thrapston GP – five on Town Lake, 10.10

25 May   Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one flew from The Scrape, 09.38

25 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – now 2 on Round Island 07.45, also 2 Garganeys (one drake) in the wader bay

25 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island 07.25

25 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – now 4 on the main lake 06.40, also 10 Arctic Terns flew east

25 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – three on the main lake 06.35

Thursday 24th May

24 May   Black Tern  Boddington Res – the nine flew off high at 20.30

24 May   Greenshank  Croughton Quarry – still this evening

24 May   Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – ten still this evening, also two Garganeys, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Sanderling still, Dunlin and 2 Redshanks

24 May   Black Tern  Boddington Res – nine early evening

24 May   Greenshank  Stanford Res – one on the dam, 16.35

24 May   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – six by the causeway late afternoon

24 May   Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – now 10 present, also Sanderling still

XXX 24 May   White-winged Black Tern  Stanford Res – three now reidentified as Black Terns, now 7 in total 

24 May   White-winged Black Tern  Stanford Res – three from dam, 15.20 NB. access to permit holders only

24 May   Black Tern  Summer Leys LNR – six at 15.19, also 2 Garganeys (one drake) on Rotary Island

24 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island 09.40, also drake Garganey and Dunlin on The Slips

24 May   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one in the wader bay, 07.10, also Ringed Plover

24 May   Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit, 06.50

24 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 06.35, also 3 drake Garganeys, 3 Tundra Ringed Plovers and Wood Sandpiper flew east

Wednesday 23rd May

23 May   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape this evening,

23 May   Greenshank  Croughton Quarry – one this evening

23 May   Curlew Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on Round Island this evening, also, 6 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlins and Common Sandpiper

23 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 14.30, also drake Garganey

23 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, also Common Sandpiper and Hobby

23 May   Sanderling  Summer Leys LNR – one on Gull Island this morning, also Common Sandpiper

23 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – one drake this morning, also adult Mediterranean Gull

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

22 May   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one at 18.40

22 May   Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one flew toward Earls Barton late afternoon

Monday 21st May

21 May   Knot  Thrapston GP – one on tern rafts at north end of Aldwincle Lake, 11.00, also Great White Egret

21 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – three drakes on the main lake this morning

Sunday 20th May

20 May   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – female/cream-crown at eastern end of Titchmarsh LNR briefly at 11.00 and may have landed in the area, also 2 Hobbies

Saturday 19th May

19 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake on Gull Island, 10.10

19 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still, on Rotary Island, 07.50

Friday 18th May

18 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still on Round Island late afternoon

18 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – two drakes on the main lake 07.30, also adult Mediterranean Gull on A45 Lay-by Pit

Thursday 17th May

17 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still, on Round Island 17.30

17 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still, 15.00, also 8 Hobbies

17 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – still on Rotary Island 13.00

17 May   Osprey  Blatherwycke Lake – one over this morning

17 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake this morning, also 2 Hobbies

17 May   Turnstone  Summer Leys LNR – one on Rotary Island 08.40

Wednesday 16th May

16 May   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one from the dam, early evening

16 May   Sanderling  Stanwick GP – one on the islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit, 17.20, also Tundra Ringed Plover

16 May   Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon, on bund, viewed from feeding station 16.55

16 May   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Thorpe Lake late morning

16 May   Avocet  Stanwick GP – now on flood pools at the rear of the main lake 08.05, also Common Sandpiper and adult Mediterranean Gull

16 May   Avocet  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 06.25

Tuesday 15th May

15 May   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still this morning

Monday 14th May

14 May   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one at 13.15

Sunday 13th May 

13 May   Marsh Harrier  Thrapston GP – a ‘cream-crown’ hunting at Titchmarsh LNR, from Peter Scott Hide, this afternoon

13 May   Black Tern  Stanford Res – still present, 10.30

13 May   Wood Warbler  Borough Hill –  no sight or sound of yesterday’s singing male  in Borough Hill Plantation up to 10.30

13 May   Black Tern  Stanford Res – one this morning, 07.50

13 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake on the main lake, from open-backed hide, 07.00

13 May   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, also Dunlin and Common Sandpiper on main lake, 06.45

Saturday 12th May

12 May   Northern Wheatear  Kentle Wood, Daventry – three this afternoon, also 2 Turtle Doves

12 May   Wood Warbler  Borough Hill – male singing in Borough Hill Plantation on the eastern side of the hill, 14.45

12 May   Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – a first-summer in Blowers Lodge Bay

12 May   Northern Wheatear  Chelveston AF – two still, also Yellow Wagtail this morning

12 May   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on A45 Lay-by Pit, also Common Sandpiper on main lake

12 May   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over, 11.30

Friday 11th May

11 May   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a first-summer late afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull, 16.45

11 May   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew over Maytrees Hide toward Scaldwell Bay, 11.30

11 May   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one south of the causeway at The Narrows, this morning

Thursday 10th May

10 May   Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one flew west this morning

10 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake still on the main lake this morning

Wednesday 9th May

09 May   Garganey  Stanwick GP – drake this morning, also adult Mediterranean Gull

Tuesday 8th May

08 May   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again over Elinor Trout Lake this morning, also 4  Hobbies

Monday 7th May

07 May   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over Guilsborough Bay, 20.10

07 May   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one still, early evening

07 May   Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – still on pools on northern side of the main barrage lake 14.45

07 May   Northern Wheatear  Horton – one along the Brafield Road late morning, also 2 Yellow Wagtails

07 May   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults this morning

07 May   Sanderling  Clifford Hill GP – one on pools on northern side of the main barrage lake mid-morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and Greenland Wheatear at eastern end, near the skip

07 May   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two on Gull Island

07 May   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one on the bund 07.10, also Great White Egret

Sunday 6th May

06 May   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one over Elinor Trout Lake today, also Hobby

06 May   Northern Wheatear  Chelveston AF – two eastern end of service road today

06 May   Greenland Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – two still this morning

06 May   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – four in the wader bay, 07.15

Saturday 5th May

05 May   Northern Wheatear  Chelveston AF – three this morning

05 May   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one flew west mid-morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Common Snipe, first-summer Little Gull (on Gull Island) and Northern Wheatear

05 May   Northern Wheatear  Polebrooke AF – one, early morning

05 May   Wryneck  Thrapston GP – no sign by 07.50

05 May   Greenland Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – seven still this morning

Friday 4th May

04 May   Wryneck  Thrapston GP – still present at 20.20 in willow/elder scrub to the right of the track from Islip Mill, opposite poplar plantation past sailing club, 50 metres before bridge over River Nene, approx SP993801

04 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one still, 18.30

04 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) and Black-tailed Godwit still early evening

04 May   Wryneck  Thrapston GP – one in willow scrub to the right of the track from Islip Mill, opposite poplar plantation past sailing club, approx SP993801 18.55

04 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one still, late afternoon

04 May   Whinchat  Long Buckby – one on farmland, approximately 1.5 km NNE of the village16.00, also 9 Northern Wheatears

04 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one in the 3rd field east of the Premier Inn along with 10 Greenland Wheatears still this morning, 11.50

04 May   Greenland Wheatear  Hemington – female in sheep field by Ellands Farm, 1 km south-west of the village 09.45

04 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still and Black-tailed Godwit in the wader bay, 07.00

Thursday 3rd May

03 May   Common Redstart  Daventry CP – male on the eastern side this evening

03 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one still 17.55, also 9 Greenland Wheatears and White Wagtail

03 May   Northern Wheatear  Polebrook AF – two this afternoon

03 May   Common Crane  Wadenhoe – one flew high south-west at 14.00

03 May   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – still, on scrape, late morning

03 May   Stonechat  Cotterstock – one

03 May   Garganey  Thrapston GP – drake at the northern end of Aldwincle Lake late morning, also 8 Hobbies

03 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – one in the 3rd field east of the Premier Inn along with 7 Greenland Wheatears 09.50

03 May   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the gorse bushes 09.45

03 May   Greenland Wheatear  Fawsley Park – four this morning

03 May   Northern Wheatear  Earls Barton GP – two in field adjacent to Pete Wilde’s Lake, opposite side entrance to Summer Leys, 08.00

03 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still and Black-tailed Godwit in the wader bay, 07.00

Wednesday 2nd May

02 May   Sanderling  Pitsford Res – still on the dam, early evening, also Black-necked Grebe still and Yellow Wagtail

02 May   Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – at least 84 this evening, also Dunlin, Whinchat, 8 Greenland Wheatears, 2 White Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail

02 May   flycatcher sp.  Daventry CP – one (Spotted or female Pied) seen poorly in trees on western side early evening

02 May   Sanderling  Pitsford Res – one on the dam, 16.05, also 2 Arctic Terns

02 May   Common Redstart  Earls Barton GP – a male on the raised bank on the left, just beyond the Quarry Walk entrance boardwalk through the reeds at 14.10

02 May   Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – approximately 55 at 13.30

02 May   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the gorse bushes early afternoon

02 May   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – at least 80 off the dam at midday

02 May   Northern Wheatear  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape late morning, also 2 Garganey, still, in the wader bay

X 02 May   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR –  yesterday’s reported seven have been identified as Little Egrets

02 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still on the scrape 07.40, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Black-tailed Godwit in the wader bay

02 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still on the scrape 07.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Black-tailed Godwit still in the wader bay

Tuesday 1st May

01 May   Northern Wheatear  Upper Benefield – two in a sheep field this evening

01 May   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew west at 19.20, also 7 Yellow Wagtails

01 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – still early evening, also Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 8+ Northern Wheatears and 10+ White Wagtails

01 May   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – seven (!) reported this afternoon or evening

01 May   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the gorse bushes (but closer to Moulton Grange Bay), south of the causeway 17.45, also 6 Arctic Tern briefly in Catwalk Bay

01 May   Whinchat  Clifford Hill GP – a female in the 3rd field east of the Premier Inn along with 12 Greenland Wheatears early afternoon, also 4 White Wagtails on the northern side of the main barrage lake

01 May   Corn Bunting  Moulton – male singing at Moulton College early afternoon (no public access)

01 May   Osprey  Oundle – one flew north between Oundle Mill and Barnwell CP, 09.55

01 May   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still on the scrape 08.30

Monday 30th April 

30 Apr   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – eight flew north-east this evening, also Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear and 6 Yellow Wagtails

30 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the gorse bushes south of the causeway today

30 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – two (one drake) still on the southern lake 17.30, viewable from Mayfly Road, Pineham

30 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – four this afternoon

30 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still on the scrape 12.15, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Common Sandpipers plus 9+ Arctic Terns on adjacent Mary’s Lake

30 Apr  Arctic Tern  Daventry CP – one this morning, also Hobby and 2 Common Sandpipers

30 Apr  Great White Egret  Billing GP – one flew west over Billing Aquadrome 05.50

Sunday 29th April 2018

29 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the gorse bushes south of the causeway, 19.00, also Northern Wheatear

29 Apr  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one one the scrape, 18.00, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 18.30

29 Apr  ‘Channel’ Wagtail  Barnwell – male, approximately 0.75 km along footpath south of the village, also Northern Wheatear

29 Apr  Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over the main lake late afternoon, also 2 Garganeys (one drake) still on scrape, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls in flight over the scrape

29 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – one on the A45 Lay-by Pit 13.30

29 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – eleven still, early afternoon

29 Apr  Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one again, showing well off the gorse bushes south of the causeway, 12.15, also Arctic Tern

29 Apr  Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one flew up the River Nene toward Ecton late morning

29 Apr  Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two on the scrape late morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Yellow Wagtails

29 Apr  Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one still, at the western end of the main barrage lake, also 11 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 8 Dunlins, 16+ Arctic Terns (10.45) and 2 White Wagtails

29 Apr  Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – eleven, 10.20

Saturday 28th April 

28 Apr   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – still on the main barrage lake 19.00, also 63 Black-tailed Godwits still

28 Apr  Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – one off the sailing club this afternoon

28 Apr  Common Redstart  Harrington AF – male by the second  bunker this afternoon

28 Apr  Firecrest  Thrapston GP – male singing in hedgerow alongside disused railway track between Town Lake and lane from A605 to Aldwincle Lake this afternoon, also 2 Whimbrels over

28 Apr  White Wagtail  Pitsford Res – one on the dam today

28 Apr   Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one on the peninsula in the main barrage lake 17.00, also 63 Black-tailed Godwits still on the wader point and Turnstone still on pools on the north side of the lake

28 Apr   Arctic Tern  Boddington Res – two this afternoon

28 Apr   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – still at the eastern end of the main barrage lake 15.25, also 63 Black-tailed Godwits on the wader point

28 Apr   Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – one at 13.00, also 2 Common Sandpipers and 7 Yellow Wagtails

28 Apr   Turnstone  Clifford Hill GP – one at the eastern end of the main barrage lake 12.40, also 18 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlin 4+ Arctic Terns and White Wagtail

28 Apr   Bar-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – one flew east at 09.23, also 2 Garganeys still, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks, 1-2 Common Sandpipers and at least 4 Yellow Wagtails

Friday 27th April 

27 Apr   Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – approximately 15, 19.00

27 Apr   Arctic Tern  Daventry CP – one today

27 Apr   Whimbrel  Summer Leys LNR – two this afternoon, also 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, 2 Arctic Terns through, several Yellow Wagtails and White Wagtail

27 Apr   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one still, on the scrape, 08.40, also Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper

27 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning (male and female in wader bay, drake on Round Island) 07.50

Thursday 26th April 

26 Apr   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – one still, viewable only from old railway track, 17.25.

26 Apr   Wood Sandpiper  Summer Leys LNR – two on Gull Island, viewable from old railway track, 16.00

26 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Redshanks and 2 Common Sandpipers

26 Apr   Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – two, 13.00

26 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Shutlanger – three near the River Tove footbridge between Shutlanger and Alderton

26 Apr   Garganey  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) on Aldwincle Lake, from Peter Scott Hide this morning

26 Apr   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – two flew south over the causeway this morning

26 Apr   Great White Egret  Billing GP – two flew over Billing Aquadrome toward Clifford Hill GP, 05.40

Wednesday 25th April

25 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still mid-evening

25 Apr   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one flew north over the dam, 17.18

25 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one still, off the gorse bushes, 16.25

25 Apr   Hen Harrier  Borough Hill – a ‘ringtail’ flew east over the north-east side at 14.34

25 Apr   Arctic Tern  Daventry CP – two at 12.14, also Common Sandpiper

25 Apr   Garganey  Thrapston GP – drake on Aldwincle Lake, from Peter Scott Hide this morning

25 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one still mid-morning, in middle of reservoir, off Catwalk Bay

25 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still in wader bay, mid-evening, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls

Tuesday 24th April

24 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two still 07.40, also 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlins and adult Mediterranean Gull briefly

24 Apr   Whimbrel  Hollowell Res – one flew north at 18.30, also c.20 Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – drake still in wader bay, 17.20

24 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one (summer plumage) in the small bay 400 m west of Catwalk Bay 15.45

24 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – two (one drake) still on the southern lake 13.05, viewable from Mayfly Road, Pineham

24 Apr   Garganey  Boddington Res – a drake in the flood marsh on the north-east side, late morning, also Common Sandpiper, Whinchat (on and below, dam) and three Yellow Wagtails

24 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) still at midday, also Common Sandpiper

24 Apr   Garganey  Summer Leys LNR – two (one drake) in the wader bay, 07.35, also 3 Little Ringed Plovers

Monday 23rd April 

23 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one mobile around the main lake and nearby Mary’s Lake

23 Apr   Arctic Tern  Hollowell Res – one, 13.00

23 Apr   Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – at least 2 this morning

23 Apr   Great White Egret  Barnwell – one still on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this morning, also 2 Garganey still

Sunday 22nd April

22 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – five immediately east of compound, late afternoon

22 Apr   Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one still on the peninsula on the main barrage lake 12.30, also 8 Northern Wheatears

22 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – adult still at the north end of Aldwincle Lake, 12.28

22 Apr   Greenland Wheatear  Ringstead Grange Quarry – male 60-70 metres beyond entrance gate, 12.00

22 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Wappenham – two this morning

22 Apr   Arctic Tern  Pitsford Res – three south of the causeway, 11.00

22 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – adult still at the north end of Aldwincle Lake, 11.00

22 Apr   Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one between concrete blocks and the compound this morning

22 Apr   Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one on the peninsula on the main barrage lake this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Swift (first 2018 record) and 8 Northern Wheatears

22 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – adult still on Aldwincle Lake, on tern raft mid-morning

22 Apr   Great White Egret  Barnwell – two again on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this morning, also 2 Garganey still

Saturday 21st April 

21 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Farthingstone – three reported in hedgerows and rape fields beyond horse paddocks, south-east of the village today

21 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Bugbrooke – male in a field east of the village, 19.30

21 Apr   Garganey  Barnwell – two (one drake) still on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this morning

21 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – an adult, possibly moribund, on the island in Aldwincle Lake mid-morning

21 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

21 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Newnham Hill – two this morning

21 Apr   Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one, 08.30

21 Apr   White Stork  Clifford Hill GP – one at the western end of the main barrage lake between 07.00 and 09.50 when it flew west, over Northampton at 10.00 and then north-west over Duston at 10.23

Friday 20th April

20 Apr   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one fishing on Town Lake, 18.00, the flew west, also Arctic Tern still

20 Apr   Osprey  Ringstead GP – one over Kinewell Lake, 16.45, then flew toward Thrapston GP

20 Apr   Arctic Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake mid-afternoon

20 Apr   Whimbrel  Clifford Hill GP – one near the island at the western end, also at least 2 Arctic Terns

20 Apr   Little Gull  Daventry CP – first-summer early afternoon, also 4 Arctic Terns

20 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Hartwell – female at Chapel Farm this morning

20 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

20 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – an adult on Aldwincle Lake, from North Hide late morning, also a second individual flew over, 10.55

20 Apr   Garganey  Barnwell – two (one drake) still on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this morning

20 Apr   Arctic Tern  Ditchford GP – one on Otter Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) this morning

20 Apr   Arctic Tern  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this morning, also Turtle Dove singing in trees by entrance gate to the lake

20 Apr   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one this morning

Thursday 19th April

19 Apr   Whimbrel  Clifford Hill GP – one briefly at 19.30 then flew east

19 Apr   Stone Curlew  Upton, Northampton – one in flight 16.45, appeared to come down north of the A45 near Upton Lodge Farm NN5 4UU

19 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – female reported again in field behind Premier Inn, 15.10

19 Apr   Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – first-summer, 13.00, also  Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear but no further sign of Ring Ouzel

19 Apr   Black Tern  Ditchford GP – now on Dragonfly Lake, Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 11.30

19 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one by the River Nene, 10.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers on the bund

19 Apr   Black Tern  Ditchford GP – one on Higham Lake, 09.55

19 Apr   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one, 09.50

19 Apr   Little Gull  Summer Leys LNR – two (one adult) this morning, 08.00, also  Common Sandpiper

19 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – female still in field behind Premier Inn, 07.45

19 Apr   Corn Bunting  Upper Benefield – one along Deenethorpe Road, early morning

Wednesday 18th April 

18 Apr   Kittiwake  Thrapston GP – an adult on Aldwincle Lake, from North Hide, this evening, still present at dusk, also 2 Reed Warblers today (first 2018 record)

18 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – female still in field behind Premier Inn, just east of fence running toward A428 Bedford Road, 20.00

18 Apr   Garganey  Barnwell – two (one drake) on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this afternoon

18 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – female between hedgerow and pylons, in field behind Premier Inn, visible from Hungry Horse car park, 17.15 to 18.50 at least

18 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Clifford Hill GP – ten, early afternoon

18 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Earls Barton GP – one in field off Mary’s Lane this morning

Tuesday 17th April

17 Apr   Nightingale  Southwick – male singing (first 2018 record)

17 Apr   Little Gull  Daventry CP – adult this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Little Ringed Plover

17 Apr   Common Redstart  Scaldwell – still between the village and Pitsford Res this afternoon

17 Apr   Garganey  Barnwell – four (two drakes) on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this afternoon

17 Apr   Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – two first summers this morning, also Little Ringed Plover

17 Apr   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanwick GP – one from the old railway track north of the lake complex, 10.30, also Great White Egret and 2 Curlews

17 Apr   Greenshank  Summer Leys LNR – one on the scrape 10.30, also Curlew

17 Apr   Northern Wheatear Preston Deanery – female in field approximately 1 km north of the village 08.10

17 Apr   Northern Wheatear Clifford Hill GP – two males in fields south of the main barrage lake 06.45

Monday 16th April 

16 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – no sign in a field south of the main barrage lake 18.35, but Curlew and first-summer Little Gull there

16 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – two (one drake) still on the southern lake 17.30, viewable from Mayfly Road, Pineham, also Northern Wheatear nearby at Kislingbury Meadows

16 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Clifford Hill GP – one in a field south of the main barrage lake late afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Northern Wheatears

16 Apr   Common Redstart  Scaldwell – one near the village this afternoon

16 Apr   Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – three still, early afternoon

16 Apr   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one, 13.10

16 Apr   Scaup  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway this morning

16 Apr   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one again this morning

16 Apr   Garganey  Barnwell – two (one drake) on Lower Barnwell Floods off A605 this morning, favouring the Oundle end

Sunday 15th April 

15 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two females still on the main barrage lake this afternoon, also 4 Little Gulls still

15 Apr   Greenshank  Stanford Res – one, also Garden Warbler (first 2018 record)

15 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two females still on the main barrage lake this morning, also 4 Little Gulls still, 12.00

15 Apr   Osprey  Hanging Houghton – one over the A508, 11.20

15 Apr   Great White Egret  Clifford Hill GP – one flew east at 10.15

15 Apr   Great White Egret  Barnwell – two on Lower Barnwell floods by A605 for 5 minutes before flying high north-west this morning

15 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two females still on the main barrage lake this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Gulls and Yellow Wagtail

Saturday 14th April 

14 Apr   Common Whitethroat  Gretton – one this morning (first 2018 record), also Lesser Whitethroat (first 2018 record)

14 Apr   Common Scoter  Northampton – one heard in flight over Duston, 21.10

14 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Stanwick GP – still on Roadside Lake, 18.30, also ‘cream-crown’ Marsh Harrier over, south-east

14 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Stanwick GP – still on Roadside Lake, 16.30

14 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two females still on the main barrage lake, 16.00, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers 5 Black-tailed Godwits and Common Sandpiper

14 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Stanwick GP – still in north-west corner of Roadside Lake, best viewed from gateway halfway down righthand side of the adventure playground, 13.00

14 Apr   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one in a poplar tree at the south end of Elinor Trout Lake late morning, also Great White Egret on Heronry Lake and Curlew

14 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Stanwick GP – still on Roadside Lake, next to the adventure playground, 12.19

14 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – two females still on the main barrage lake at midday, also 5 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper and 6 Northern Wheatears

14 Apr   Common Scoter  Summer Leys – drake still on main lake 11.40

14 Apr   Garganey  Clifford Hill GP – two (one drake) on the main barrage lake, late morning, also Little Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail

14 Apr   Osprey  Harringworth Lodge Lake – two over late morning

14 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Harrington AF – one by the second bunker late morning

14 Apr   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two adults on the main lake, also adult Little Gull still

14 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – two (one drake) still on the southern lake 10.30, viewable from Mayfly Road, Pineham

14 Apr   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, 09.30

14 Apr   Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two again on Eddie’s Island 09.15, also drake Common Scoter on the main lake

14 Apr   Black-necked Grebe  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, next to the adventure playground, 08.55 and adult Little Gull on main lake

14 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still by the weir on the River Nene, 07.45, also 6 Curlews but no further sign of Avocets

14 Apr   Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – two on Eddie’s Island 06.20

Friday 13th April

13 Apr   Hobby  Ringstead GP – one today (first 2018 record)

13 Apr   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Stanwick GP – one still at north-east end of main lake, 16.15, also drake Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank

13 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still by the weir on the River Nene late afternoon, also Brambling

13 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – three still on the main barrage lake 14.40

13 Apr   Osprey  Welford Res – one over, early afternoon

13 Apr   Brent Goose  Stanwick GP – one, presumably dark-bellied, on the main lake late morning

Thursday 12th April

12 Apr   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – no sign late afternoon but 3 Common Scoters still

12 Apr   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – seven at the eastern end of the main barrage lake, 13.00

12 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still by the weir on the River Nene late morning, also 7 Bramblings at the feeding station

12 Apr   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Clifford Hill GP – seven flew east over the main barrage lake, 09.50, also Ringed Plover and Dunlin

Wednesday 11th April

11 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – three still on the main barrage lake 19.20

11 Apr   Common Scoter  Hollowell Res – a drake in the centre of the reservoir 19.00

11 Apr   Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – no sign this evening of female reported this afternoon but female Scaup with Tufted Duck, 200 m south of causeway

11 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Kislingbury GP – two (one drake) 17.40

11 Apr   White Wagtail  Barnwell – one in a ploughed field near Lower Barnwell Lock, 17.00, also Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover

11 Apr   Ring-necked Duck  Pitsford Res – a female reported this afternoon past point south of causeway car park

11 Apr   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – four (two drakes) still late afternoon, also Arctic Tern but no sign of Little Gulls

11 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still by the weir on the River Nene this morning

11 Apr   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – four (two drakes) this morning, 10.35, also 3 adult Little Gulls

11 Apr   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes still off the dam this morning

11 Apr   Brent Goose  Stanwick GP – one (presumably dark-bellied) flew south-west  along the Nene Valley, 07.00

Tuesday 10th April

10 Apr   Common Scoter  Clifford Hill GP – three (one drake) at the eastern end of the main barrage lake 15.55

10 Apr   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two drakes mobile between the dam and the narrows this morning and still off the dam 15.50

10 Apr   Common Redstart  Boddington Res – male along hedge on south-west side this morning (first 2018 record)

10 Apr   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, also Brambling

10 Apr   Little Gull  Ditchford GP – two adults on Higham Lake this morning

Monday 9th April

09 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Brampton Valley Way – one between Brampton Halt Crossing and Merry Tom Lane during the afternoon

09 Apr   Common Scoter  Boddington Res – two (one drake), 16.15

09 Apr   Cuckoo  Pitsford Res – one in an area of willows at the northern side of the sailing club this morning, also reported on 5th April (first 2018 record)

09 Apr   Black-tailed Godwit  Barnwell- one in flooded meadow between Lower Barnwell Lock and the A605 this morning plus, Grasshopper Warbler (first 2018 record) singing in adjacent field by Nene Way and 2 White Wagtails in nearby ploughed field

09 Apr   Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one again, late morning

09 Apr   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – six still, 10.15

09 Apr   Kittiwake  Oundle – one, briefly, on floodwater near Ashton footbridge

09 Apr   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – drake at 08.30

09 Apr   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – six (4 drakes), 08.15

09 Apr   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – adult dropped on to main lake then flew east, 08.10

Sunday 8th April

08 Apr   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still this evening NN6 8PD

08 Apr   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – adult flew east, 17.55

08 Apr   Knot  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake, 17.35

08 Apr   Kittiwake  Daventry CP – adult, 16.35

08 Apr   Ring Ouzel  Chelveston AF – unconfirmed report of a male on the old runway before flying into Bedfordshire, 16.00

08 Apr   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one on – one fishing before flying west, 15.35

08 Apr   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over Blowers Lodge Bay and at the inlet end 13.15

08 Apr   Osprey  Thrapston GP – one on a pylon at west end of North Lake 12.19-13.15

08 Apr   Sandwich Tern  Stanford Res – one present for a few minutes from 10.55, also Osprey flew east and Greenshank over west

08 Apr   Arctic Tern  Earls Barton GP/Summer Leys LNR – one Mary’s Lake, also Great White Egret on floodwater by River Nene at Hardwater Crossing Little Ringed Plover, 4 Redshanks and 2 Sedge Warblers (first 2018 record)

08 Apr   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – no sign of adult 10.25 but Black-tailed Godwit there

08 Apr   Arctic Tern  Clifford Hill GP – one on the main barrage lake 10.15 (first 2018 record), also Common Sandpiper (first 2018 record)

08 Apr   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – adult still on main lake 08.45

08 Apr   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one over, 07.50

08 Apr   Great White Egret  Cogenhoe – two flew east along the Nene Valley, 07.40

08 Apr   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – adult on the main lake 06.55, also Pink-footed Goose still

Saturday 7th April 

07 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Borough Hill – male this afternoon

07 Apr   Black Redstart  Newnham Hill – still at 16.30

07 Apr   Black Redstart  Newnham Hill – relocated on double-fenceline down from hill 15.10

07 Apr   Black Redstart  Newnham Hill – no further sign by 11.35

07 Apr   Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one, 11.00, also Peregrine over

07 Apr   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one north over Walgrave Bay, 11.00

07 Apr   Black Redstart  Newnham Hill – confirmed from photos and still being searched for

07 Apr   Black Redstart  Newnham Hill – a possible (or Common Redstart), 10.30, flushed by dog and currently being searched for

07 Apr   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Little Ringed Plover, 7 Redshanks and Common Snipe

Friday 6th April 

06 Apr   White Wagtail  Thrapston GP – one

06 Apr   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on floodwater by weir on River Nene next to Summer Leys this morning

06 Apr   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – still this morning, also Great White Egret, 7 Redshanks and 2 Common Snipe

Thursday 5th April 

05 Apr   Willow Warbler  Stanford Res – male singing near the hide (first 2018 record)

05 Apr   Black-tailed Godwit  Summer Leys LNR – two on the main lake, opposite the feeding station

05 Apr   Hawfinch  Polebrook AF – one in flight over woodland viewed from war memorial this afternoon

Wednesday 4th April

04 Apr   Corn Bunting  Woodford Halse – one again with Yellowhammers and a Brambling at a private feeding station this afternoon

04 Apr   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – adult today, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and third calendar year)

Tuesday 3rd April

03 Apr   White Wagtail  Brackley – two in field west of the town, 1 km along road to Hinton-in-the-Hedges, early evening

03 Apr   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult on A45 Lay-by Pit late afternoon

03 Apr   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a first-winter at 14.15, also Peregrine over and House Martin (first 2018 record)

03 Apr   Kittiwake  Pitsford Res – yesterday’s first-winter found dead in Pintail Bay this morning

03 Apr   Yellow Wagtail  Clifford Hill GP – one this morning (first 2018 record)

Monday 2nd April

02 Apr   Osprey  Broughton – one over the A43 between Broughton and Cransley, 19.15

02 Apr   Kittiwake  Pitsford Res – a first-winter in Pintail Bay, 17.00

02 Apr   Corn Bunting  Hinton (Woodford Halse) – one this afternoon

02 Apr   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on floodwater by Hardwater Crossing, 16.30

02 Apr   Osprey  Ravensthorpe Res – one at 15.55

02 Apr   Northern Wheatear  Brackley – three males plus White Wagtail (first 2018 record) in field west of the town, 1 km along road to Hinton-in-the-Hedges, 15.15

02 Apr   Little Gull  Clifford Hill GP – eleven adults/near-adults flew east at 15.05

02 Apr   Bar-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one flew east, 08.05

Sunday 1st April 

01 Apr   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter still, 11.00, also Jack Snipe

01 Apr   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one again on Chester House Lake 09.35

Saturday 31st March

31 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – still 15.30

31 Mar   Hawfinch  Thenford – four to five still at the churchyard this afternoon

31 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – at western end of main barrage lake 13.25

31 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Clifford Hill GP – one in field next to Premier Inn at midday, also 2 Northern Wheatears

31 Mar   Hawfinch  Northampton – two on large Cedar near entrance to Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB late morning. NB. Harlestone Road closed at Bants Lane roundabout, approach from Hopping Hill to access

31 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning

31 Mar   Garganey  Oundle – no sign of the two from yesterday on floodwater, near Olive Tree Nursery, between Oundle and Ashton this morning

Friday 30th March 

30 Mar   Common Tern  Thrapston GP – one on Town Lake this afternoon (first 2018 record)

30 Mar   Hawfinch  Polebrook AF – three still in scrub east of main track leading to house and hangars this morning

30 Mar   Garganey  Oundle – two (one drake) on floodwater, near Olive Tree Nursery, between Oundle and Ashton this morning (first 2018 record)

30 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one flew over at 07.55, also Little Ringed Plover on the scrape plus Swallow (first 2018 record)

30 Mar   Corn Bunting  Woodford Halse – one with up to 60 Yellowhammers, 3 Bramblings and 10 Tree Sparrows at a private feeding station this morning

Thursday 29th March

29 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Thrapston GP – an adult this morning, also Curlew over south

Wednesday 28th March 

28 Mar   Black-tailed Godwit  Oundle – one in a flooded meadow between Lower Barnwell Lock and the A605 this afternoon, also 5 Golden Plovers, Dunlin, 4 Redshanks and Common Snipe

Tuesday 27th March

27 Mar   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this evening

27 Mar   Osprey  Pitsford Res – one flew toward dam 16.15

27 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – still this morning, also 5 Redshanks

Monday 26th March 

26 Mar   Osprey  Daventry CP – one over high north at 16.24, also female Merlin over low north at 16.19

26 Mar   Merlin  Chapel Brampton – male north of the village, off A5199, along Merry Tom Lane, approximately halfway down the road, hunting the stubble field on the right at 16.00

26 Mar   Northern Wheatear  Whiston Locks – male on the old footbridge over the River Nene at 14.00 (first 2018 record)

26 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – still this morning, also Jack Snipe

Sunday 25th March

25 Mar   Kittiwake  Ravensthorpe Res – adult again at 17.30

25 Mar   Kittiwake  Ravensthorpe Res – adult briefly at 12.50 before heading south-west

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

25 Mar   Common Scoter  Stanford Res – six (5 drakes) this morning at 08.10

Saturday 24th March

24 Mar   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – two drakes still at 15.10, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Mar   Common Scoter  Daventry CP – two drakes this afternoon, 13.30

24 Mar   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter at 11.00, also 2 Jack Snipes and Common Snipe

24 Mar   Kittiwake  Stanwick GP – adult around islands in A45 Lay-by Pit, flew east and then returned 10.40

24 Mar   Hawfinch  Polebrook AF – seventeen in scrub east of main track leading to house and hangars 10.00

Friday 23rd March

23 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult late afternoon, also Green Sandpiper on pool below dam

23 Mar   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on small lake between Mary’s Lake and river 14.00

23 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one again this morning, also Peregrine

23 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

Thursday 22nd March

22 Mar   Great White Egret  Aldwincle – one today

Wednesday 21st March

21 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still today

21 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Chester House Lake this morning, also 2 Curlews

21 Mar   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 3 Dunlins

21 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning, also 2 Pintails, Redshank and Common Snipe

Tuesday 20th March 

20 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the vicinity of Yacht Bay/Pintail Bay, also second-winter Caspian Gull in the gull roost

20 Mar   Scaup  Ditchford GP – three still on the Watersports Pit 15.25

20 Mar   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still at midday NN6 8PD

20 Mar   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Dunlins

20 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

Monday 19th March 

19 Mar   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – adult in the gull roost this evening, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

19 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one still at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, 15.00

19 Mar   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – four still on the main lake this afternoon, also 2 Dunlins (2 Curlews there this morning)

19 Mar   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two still early afternoon NN6 8PD

19 Mar   Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one again at 08.10, also 3 Great White Egrets still

Sunday 18th March

18 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Daventry CP – an adult this afternoon, also 2 Dunlins through plus Common Snipe

18 Mar   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – four this morning (3 on Mary’s Lake, one on adjacent Summer Leys LNR)

18 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one still on Chester House Lake this morning

18 Mar   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits still, Curlew, 3 Dunlins, 20 Golden Plovers over south and probable Water Pipit elusive on A45 Lay-by Pit islands

18 Mar   Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – a ‘cream-crown’ over the scrape, 08.30

Saturday 17th March

17 Mar   Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – adult in gull-roost this evening

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

17 Mar   Hawfinch  Northampton – one in Dallington Cemetary this afternoon

17 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still this morning

17 Mar   Scaup  Ditchford GP – three on the Watersports Pit late morning, also Curlew and Redshank

17 Mar   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one mid-morning, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Redshanks and adult Mediterranean Gull still

17 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still on A45 Lay-by Pit, 09.30

Friday 16th March 

16 Mar   Kittiwake  Pitsford Res – twelve this evening, at least 8 flying off north-east

16 Mar   Marsh Harrier  Earls Barton GP – a ‘cream-crown’ flew west at Hardwater Lake at 15.30, also Great White Egret there

16 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay

16 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three still this morning

16 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, on Dragonfly Lake, also Black-tailed Godwit flew east this morning

16 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still this morning, also 2 Pintails

Thursday 15th March 

15 Mar   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter in gull-roost

15 Mar   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one this afternoon

15 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three, early afternoon

15 Mar   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – second-winter in field on southern periphery, 12.15

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

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

Wednesday 14th March 

14 Mar   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – second-winter still, 13.00

14 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – four late morning

14 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay, 09.30

14 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult still this morning

14 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning

14 Mar   Hawfinch  Irchester – one on Gipsy Lane, 100 m east of entrance to Irchester CP, 08.50

Tuesday 13th March 

13 Mar   Iceland Gull  Pitsford Res – juvenile or second-winter in the roost this evening, also Slavonian Grebe still and adult Mediterranean Gull

13 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – adult this afternoon

13 Mar   Osprey  Great Billing – one east over Billing Aquadrome and Ecton SF, 16.05 (first 2018 record)

13 Mar   Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – one still, on northern shore of the main barrage lake, 15.30

13 Mar   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – three (first-winter, second-winter and adult), 13.00

13 Mar   Avocet  Clifford Hill GP – one, late morning

13 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake this morning

13 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Chester House Lake, 11.00

13 Mar   Kittiwake  Daventry CP – adult at southern end, 09.50

Monday 12th March

12 Mar   Smew  Clifford Hill GP – ‘redhead’ still on Deep Water Lake 11.35, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull on the main barrage lake

12 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Aldwincle Lake this morning

12 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Curlew on Gull Island

12 Mar   Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – no sign this morning

Sunday 11th March

11 Mar   Spoonbill  Stanwick GP – one arrived on the main lake at 17.30 then flew off west at 18.10, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

11 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three still on the main lake this afternoon, also 2 Great White Egrets

11 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still today

11 Mar   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter at 12.00, also 3 Jack Snipes and Common Snipe

11 Mar   Smew  Clifford Hill GP – ‘redhead’ still on Deep Water Lake this morning

11 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three still on the main lake this morning, also Great White Egret and Ruff

11 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still today, also 2 first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Mar   Little Ringed Plover  Priors Hall, Corby – one this morning (first 2018 record)

Saturday 10th March 

10 Mar   Mediterranean Gull  Boddington Res – adult in the gull roost this evening, also Sand Martin (first 2018 record)

10 Mar   Smew  Clifford Hill GP – a ‘redhead’ on Deep Water Lake

10 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR/Earls Barton GP – two this morning (one on the main lake, the other on Hardwater lake)

Friday 9th March 

09 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this afternoon (two on the main lake, one over east)

09 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Yacht Bay early afternoon

09 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three still on the main lake this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets and 13 Golden Plovers

09 Mar  Hawfinch  Thenford – one in tall tree, 300m south-east of church, 09.50

Thursday 8th March

08 Mar   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still off the dam this afternoon, 17.25

08 Mar   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – a second-winter in field on southern periphery 14.30

08 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still today, also sub-adult Caspian Gull

08 Mar   Grey Plover  Clifford Hill GP – one in flight 12.45

08 Mar   Short-eared Owl  Milton Malsor – one at end of Barn Lane, along ditch next to railway this morning

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

08 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three still on the main lake this morning

Wednesday 7th March 

07 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two on Aldwincle Lake today

07 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still today

07 Mar   Avocet  Summer Leys LNR – one on the cormorant spit on the main lake 12.10

07 Mar   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lake & Meadows this morning, also Pintail

07 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three still on the main lake this morning, also 2 Pintails, 5 Redshanks and 14 Common Snipe

07 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at 09.00

Tuesday 6th March

06 Mar   Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – sub-adult plus 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls in the gull roost this evening, also 4 Common Snipe

06 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on North Lake today

06 Mar   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake at 14.00

06 Mar   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay at 11.00

06 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – three now on the main lake this morning, also Great White Egret

Monday 5th March

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

05 Mar   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – two (adult and second-winter) in the gull roost this evening

05 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake late afternoon, also Great White Egret, 2 Ruffs and Dunlin

05 Mar   Mealy Redpoll  Irthlingborough – one on a garden feeder today

05 Mar   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still today, also 2 Pintails and Great White Egret

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

05 Mar   Hawfinch  Salcey Forest – one 100 m along the main path leading from the horsebox car park, 07.45

Sunday 4th March

04 Mar   Iceland Gull  Boddington Res – a juvenile in the gull roost, 17.55 until dusk, also adult Mediterranean Gull and adult Caspian Gull

04 Mar   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still, 14.30

04 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose still, Great White Egret, Ruff, Dunlin and second-winter Caspian Gull

04 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this afternoon, also 4 Pintails and Peregrine

04 Mar   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two 2 (adult and second-winter) at 13.30, also Great White Egret over south, 13 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

04 Mar   Common Scoter  Thrapston GP – two drakes at the western end of Town Lake early afternoon, also adult Little Gull

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

04 Mar   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on North Lake late morning

04 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake this morning

04 Mar   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – one in the walled garden this morning

Saturday 3rd March

03 Mar   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one, also Pintail and 4 Common Snipe

03 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – two still on the main lake this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose still

Friday 2nd March

02 Mar   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Wilson’s Pits 13.30

02 Mar   Knot  Stanwick GP – flew off west late morning

02 Mar   Scaup  Stanwick GP – two on the main lake late morning, also 3 Pintails and Jack Snipe

02 Mar   Knot  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this morning

Thursday 1st March

01 Mar   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – a second-winter on the gull roost this evening

01 Mar   Jack Snipe Hartwell – two in a ditch near the old quarry

01 Mar   Whooper Swan  Stanford Res – three, early afternoon

Tuesday 27th February

27 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – approximately 12 still in the parkland trees by the churchyard 14.00

27 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose still and 6 Pintails

27 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one around the reedbed during the morning

27 Feb   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake this morning

27 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Wilson’s Pits today (pit nearest to entrance to Rushden Lakes)

Monday 26th February

26 Feb   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter, also Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe and Stonechat

26 Feb   Jack Snipe Hartwell – one in a ditch near the old quarry

Sunday 25th February

25 Feb   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake at 14.30

25 Feb   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult at 10.30

25 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Wilson’s Pits this morning (pit nearest to entrance to Rushden Lakes)

25 Feb   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – two (second-winter and third-winter), 09.45

25 Feb  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake, 07.45

Saturday 24th February

24 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake again on Wilson’s Pits 14.30, pit nearest to entrance to Rushden Lakes

24 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.00

24 Feb   Jack Snipe  Hollowell Res – one at midday, also 3 Common Snipe and Stonechat

24 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning

Friday 23rd February

23 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still this evening, in Pintail Bay

23 Feb   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this afternoon

23 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake again on Wilson’s Pits today, pit nearest to entrance to Rushden Lakes

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

23 Feb   Hawfinch  Fineshade Wood – one near the overflow car park this morning

Thursday 22nd February

22 Feb   Caspian Gull  Thrapston GP – first-winter on Town Lake this afternoon

22 Feb   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – a second-winter at 13.00, also Stonechat

22 Feb   Corn Bunting  Upper Benefield – one by road to Deenethorpe near stunted willow tree late morning

22 Feb   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake – four showing well in the churchyard this morning

22 Feb   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Mary’s Lake this morning

Wednesday 21st February

21 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin and 7 Redshanks

21 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 13.00

21 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – five still in the parkland trees by the churchyard 10.00. NB. trees being felled and causing disturbance

21 Feb   Smew  Pitsford Res – drake from 08.55 to 09.12 then flew west

Tuesday 20th February 

20 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still this evening, between The Narrows and Pintail Bay, also 2 Mediterranean Gulls and second-winter Caspian Gull in the roost

20 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three still this afternoon, also 6 Pintails and Dunlin

20 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least 5 still in the yews around the churchyard 12.40

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

20 Feb   Hawfinch  Oundle – two showing briefly again at 09.10, best viewed from Bramston Paddock, the grassy field behind Bramston House, access from the town end of South Road

Monday 19th February

19 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three this afternoon

19 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still this morning

19 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake at western end of Higham Lake this morning

19 Feb   Hawfinch  Oundle – two showing well in tall Hornbeam trees on the corner of South Road and Riverside Close this morning but not subsequently

19 Feb   Hawfinch  Lings Wood (Northampton) – one briefly this morning

Sunday 18th February 

18 Feb   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still today

18 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the man lake late afternoon, also 200 Golden Plovers

18 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Central Lake early afternoon

18 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over the dam at 12.25

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

18 Feb   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult in field south of the landfill this morning

18 Feb   Scaup  Ditchford GP – one on Watersports Pit late morning

18 Feb   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pits 10.10, near entrance to Rushden Lakes, then flew east; no sign of drake Smew

Saturday 17th February

17 Feb   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – three still

17 Feb   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – still on main lake this afternoon, also 300 Golden Plovers

17 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Wilson’s Pit 12.35, near entrance to Rushden Lakes

17 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at midday, also Great White Egret still

17 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay 11.15

17 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Wilson’s Pit this morning, also Great White Egret still on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows

17 Feb   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 10.00, also 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 3 Stonechats

17 Feb   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Aldwincle Lake, opposite the Sand Martin colony, this morning

17 Feb   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile still this morning, in field between Storefield Lodge Farm and northern perimeter of landfill 09.30-10.15, also 2 adult Caspian Gulls

Friday 16th February

16 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay 14.00

16 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still at 10.00

16 Feb   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake again on Wilson’s Pit this morning, also Great White Egret on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows

Thursday 15th February

15 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 13.00, also Great White Egret still

15 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off Pintail Bay this morning, 10.45

15 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this morning, also 7 Redshanks

15 Feb   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – three on this island in Mary’s Lake, also 2 drake Red-crested Pochards on adjacent Summer Leys main lake

Wednesday 14th February 

14 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off Pintail Bay this morning

14 Feb   Hawfinch  Salcey Forest – one on the Woodpecker Trail, in trees around the ranger’s cottage 10.00

Tuesday 13th February

13 Feb   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – a female near Pintail Bay this afternoon, also Slavonian Grebe still

13 Feb   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – four near the church this morning

13 Feb   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult in field north of landfill this morning, also Yellow-legged Gull

13 Feb   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one this morning

Monday 12th February

12 Feb   Caspian Gull  Thrapston GP – adult in roost on Town Lake late afternoon, also two Yellow-legged Gulls

12 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay late afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull in gull roost

12 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still at 14.00

12 Feb   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile early afternoon

12 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – a male in the churchyard 10.00

12 Feb   Mealy Redpoll  Irthlingborough – up to 4 visiting garden feeders, present on and off for several days

Sunday 11th February

11 Feb   Caspian Gull  Thrapston GP – two (adult and second-winter) in roost on Town Lake late afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

11 Feb   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult/fourth-winter in field immediately south of the landfill 13.15

11 Feb   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake this morning

11 Feb   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult/fourth-winter over the landfill 10.30

11 Feb   Iceland Gull  Rushton Landfill – second-winter again this morning, in field on south side then flew toward landfill 09.55

11 Feb   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still this morning

Saturday 10th February

10 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three this afternoon but no sign of the Bittern

10 Feb   Iceland Gull  Rushton Landfill – no further sign of second-winter early afternoon

10 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at midday, also Great White Egret still

10 Feb   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 10.00, also 3 Common Snipe, third-winter Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

10 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also Brambling; 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake) on adjacent Mary’s Lake, Earls Barton GP

10 Feb   Iceland Gull  Rushton Landfill – a second-winter in a field south of Rushton Landfill, viewable from minor road between Rushton and A43, SP849832, 09.35, before flying to adjacent landfill 10.15; also adult Caspian Gull at 11.45

Friday 9th February 

09 Feb   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two this afternoon but no sign of the Bittern

09 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Great White Egret still

Thursday 8th February

08 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still of the sailing club this evening, also 2 Pintails, 15 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats north of the causeway, plus 2 Mediterranean Gulls (first-winter and second-winter), second-winter Caspian Gull and second-winter Yellow-legged Gull in the gull roost

08 Feb   Bittern  Stanwick GP – one flew into the reedbed at 17.20

08 Feb   Red-breasted Merganser  Stanford Res – female reported today was a national news services error; report refers to Saddington Res, Leicestershire

08 Feb   Red-breasted Merganser Stanford Res – female reported today

Wednesday 7th February 

07 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two at 16.00

07 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning at 11.00, also Peregrine and Dunlin

07 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also Great White Egret still

Tuesday 6th February

06 Feb   Bittern  Stanwick GP – one flew into the reedbed at 17.00, also Pink-footed Goose still, 2 Great White Egrets, Peregrine and 6 Redshanks

06 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – approximately 20 still around the churchyard today

Monday 5th February 

05 Feb   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

05 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 13.00, also Great White Egret still

05 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay, 12.00

05 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – approximately 20 still around the churchyard this morning

05 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake), Dunlin and Redshank

Sunday 4th February

04 Feb   Kittiwake  Pitsford Res – a first-winter in the gull roost off the sailing club 16.45

04 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Great White Egret still

04 Feb   Firecrest  Lowick – one along the bank of Harper’s Brook, between the bridge and the pumping station near the A6116, approximately 400 m from Lowick, at 11.45

04 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards (one drake)

04 Feb   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (adult and first-winter) this morning, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat 10.00

04 Feb   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also 2 Redshanks and 2 Stonechats

04 Feb   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake this morning, also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) on Thorpe Lake 09.30

Saturday 3rd February

03 Feb   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 16.00, also Great White Egret still

03 Feb   Hen Harrier  Pitsford Res – a ‘ringtail’ at the top end of Walgrave Bay and around Christie’s Copse early afternoon, also Hawfinch there

03 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still, between sailing club and Pintail Bay, 11.00

03 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 5 Red-crested Pochards (4 drakes) near the feeding station 10.00

03 Feb   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least 20 still around the churchyard 09.30

Friday 2nd February

02 Feb   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still, east of sailing club

02 Feb   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two still this morning, also Peregrine

Thursday 1st February 

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

Wednesday 31st January

31 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 13.00, also Great White Egret and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

31 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still today

31 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning also 53 Golden Plovers

Tuesday 30th January

30 Jan   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on North Lake this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose still

30 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

30 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still at the southern end of Higham Lake 13.00

30 Jan   Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – two (one drake) on Town Lake this morning

30 Jan   Scaup  Summer Leys LNR – one at 11.00, also 2 Great White Egrets

30 Jan   Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – at least 6 this morning

30 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in between Pintail Bay and the Sailing Club 09.30

30 Jan   Waxwing  Gretton – two, said to be mobile in the village, 08.00

Monday 29th January 

29 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in Pintail Bay this evening, also second-winter Caspian Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

29 Jan   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one this afternoon

29 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still at the southern end of Higham Lake this morning

29 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – three today (one on adjacent Mary’s Lake), also drake Pintail, Golden Plover, Dunlin and Common Snipe

Sunday 28th January 

28 Jan   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – first-winter in gull roost

28 Jan   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on North Lake 16.00

28 Jan   Hawfinch  Silverstone – one in hedges at Blackmires Lane 15.00 then flew toward Bucknell Wood

28 Jan   Caspian Gull  Brackley – second-winter on floodwater between Hinton-in-the-Hedges and Brackley early afternoon

28 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least 20 in trees in front of the church 13.30; one still at 14.55

28 Jan   Hen Harrier  Pitsford Res – a ‘ringtail’ reported flying north over Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also Merlin there

28 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning

28 Jan   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still this morning

28 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – flock mobile around the north-eastern end late morning, also Great White Egret

28 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake back at the southern end of Higham Lake this morning

28 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still this morning, in Pintail Bay, 09.25

Saturday 27th January

27 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – forty-four still in fields at the north-eastern end this afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still

27 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 12.00

27 Jan   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake this morning

27 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – thirty-eight still in fields at the north-eastern end this morning 11.30

27 Jan   Snow Bunting  DIRFT 3 – possible on pools on east side of A5, 1 km north of Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, off M1 Junction 18, distantly in heavy rain 11.00

27 Jan   Whooper Swan  Bragborough – adult flew over 10.30

27 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – several still around the church this morning

27 Jan   Corn Bunting  Thorpe Mandeville – one still with Yellowhammers between here and Sulgrave this morning, viewable from minor road at SP545443, also 4 Golden Plovers

27 Jan   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 10.00, also Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe and 3 Stonechats

27 Jan   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – two at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, also 2 Stonechats

27 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning, also 34 Golden Plovers

Friday 26th January 

26 Jan   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two flew west over the car park 16.45

26 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – four near the church NN6 8PD between 15.00 and 16.30, also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

26 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

26 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still early afternoon NN6 8PD

26 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least 20 in trees above Church Cottages 13.25

26 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still this afternoon, also Stonechat

26 Jan   Hawfinch  Summer Leys LNR – one on the ground behind the feeding station 11.00

26 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – forty-four still in fields at the north-eastern end this morning, also with Pink-footed Goose plus Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Redshanks still

Thursday 25th January

25 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the back of Yacht Bay this evening, also 97 Golden Plovers over, 11 Common Snipe and 2 Caspian Gulls

25 Jan   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on Roadside Lake, also Peregrine and Stonechat

25 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the mouth of Yacht Bay 11.30

25 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – forty-four in fields at the north-eastern end this morning, also Great White Egret on North Lake and Black-tailed Godwit plus 5 Redshanks on Main Lake

Wednesday 24th January

24 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Earls Barton GP – flock flew over White Mills Marina this afternoon

24 Jan   Barnacle Goose  Stanwick GP – approximately 42 flew south-west along the Nene Valley this afternoon

Tuesday 23rd January

23 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the mouth of Yacht Bay 13.15

23 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.00, also Great White Egret still

23 Jan   Merlin  Hinton-in-the-Hedges – one in flight this morning SP574366

Monday 22nd January

22 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one again at 14.15 NN6 8PD

22 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

22 Jan   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning

22 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off yacht club this morning, 09.00

Sunday 21st January

21 Jan   Merlin  Sulgrave – one this morning SP545443

21 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys/Earls Barton GP – up to three this morning

21 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – no sign of drake on Wilson’s Pit this morning

21 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the mouth of Yacht Bay this morning

Saturday 20th January 

20 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still in the mouth of Yachy Bay, 14.25

20 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon, 13.35

20 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 12.30, also Great White Egret still

20 Jan   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 11.00, also Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

20 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – mobile drake on Wilson’s Pit this morning, 10.55

20 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – still off the Yacht Club this morning, 10.00, also 2 Common Snipe and Stonechat

Friday 19th January

19 Jan   Slavonian Grebe  Pitsford Res – one off the Yacht Club late afternoon, re-identified from photographs, not Black-necked Grebe as previously reported

19 Jan   Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one off the Yacht Club 14.50

19 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – three from the churchyard 14.15

19 Jan   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one again on Mary’s Lake 14.00

19 Jan   Short-eared Owl  Ditchford GP – one flew east along the southern side of Higham Lake at 09.50

Thursday 18th January 

18 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys – two today

18 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

18 Jan   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one flew south from Mary’s Lake 12.05

Wednesday 17th January

17 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still by dam this afternoon

17 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD 12.30

17 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Higham Lake this morning

Tuesday 16th January

16 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Higham Lake this afternoon

16 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still by dam this afternoon

16 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two this morning

16 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD this morning

Monday 15th January

15 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Pintail, Great White Egret and Yellow-legged Gull

Sunday 14th January

14 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Higham Lake ths afternoon, near ‘Cormorant trees’ at the western end, also Great White Egret on Wilson’s Pit

14 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – two west of the church this afternoon

14 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD this afternoon

14 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Higham Lake early afternoon, near ‘Cormorant trees’ at the western end at 12.15

14 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still by dam this morning, also at least 600 Golden Plovers on the east side, in fields immediately east of the Mears Ashby to Earls Barton road

14 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning

14 Jan   Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – one by the entrance to the hall this morning

Saturday 13th January

13 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.30, also Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults and a first-winter)

13 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still by dam, also 300+ Golden Plovers

13 Jan   Merlin  Northampton – one on rough ground at Pineham Industrial Estate early afternoon

13 Jan   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 12.00, also Pintail, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe and 3 Stonechats

13 Jan   Jack Snipe  Northampton – one at Barnes Meadow this morning, also 7 Common Snipe

13 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake again on Higham Lake, near ‘Cormorant trees’, this morning, also Great White Egret

13 Jan   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – one on Hardwater Lake this morning plus one from Pioneer Hide at nearby Summer Leys LNR

13 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – three from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD, at 08.40

13 Jan   Jack Snipe  Welford Quarry – one this morning at  08.30

Friday 12th January

12 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still off the dam today

12 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – seven from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD, at 14.25

12 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – six again in the churchyard 13.45

12 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still on the main lake this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit still and Dunlin

12 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

Thursday 11th January

11 Jan   Hen Harrier  Yardley Gobion – a male north of Yardley Gobion on the A508 over ploughed fields by the two laybys after the village 13.30

11 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still, also c.400 Golden Plovers at nearby Sywell Airfield

11 Jan   Mealy Redpoll  Scaldwell – one with Lesser Redpolls in a private garden this morning, viewable from the bottom of School Lane

11 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – at least 8 in and around gardens, from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD, late morning

11 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still at 09.24

Wednesday 10th January

10 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

10 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two  still this afternoon, in and around gardens, from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD

10 Jan   Waxwing  Corby – one photographed outside Lockhart Garratt, Corby Gate Business Park NN17 5JG then flew north

10 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still this afternoon

10 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still, also c.150 Golden Plovers over, 5 Common Snipe and Stonechat

10 Jan   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

Tuesday 9th January

09 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still this on the main lake this afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit and Stonechat on Roadside Lake plus 2 Pintails and 2 Redshanks on Main Lake

09 Jan   Hawfinch  Badby – one in trees along the A361, between Badby and the gated road to Catesby at 13.30

09 Jan   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – three on Wilson’s Pit late morning but no sign of the drake Smew

09 Jan   Great White Egret  Earls Barton GP – two on Mary’s Lake late morning

09 Jan   Rough-legged Buzzard  Towcester – again no sign today of the one reported 0n 7th January between Blakesley and Greens Norton

Monday 8th January

08 Jan   Rough-legged Buzzard  Towcester – no sign today of the one reported yesterday between Blakesley and Greens Norton

08 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake on Wilson’s Pit, adjacent to Rushden Lakes, this afternoon

08 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 13.00, also Great White Egret, 2 Green Sandpipers and female Red-crested Pochard x Mallard

08 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this morning

08 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still today, also 2 Pintails and Common Snipe

08 Jan   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Pink-footed Goose and 5 Redshanks

Sunday 7th January

07 Jan   Hawfinch  Northampton – one in pre-roost with 100+ Greenfinches on Harlestone Road late afternoon

07 Jan   Caspian Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – a first-winter today, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

07 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one today

07 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon, also 30 Golden Plovers

07 Jan   Rough-legged Buzzard  Towcester – one seen well in flight between Blakesley and Greens Norton at 14.00

07 Jan   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heron Lake this morning

07 Jan   Smew  Ditchford GP – drake on Wilson’s Pit, adjacent to Rushden Lakes, this morning

07 Jan   Dark-bellied Brent Goose  DIRFT 3 – one on pools on east side of A5, 1 km north of Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, off M1 Junction 18 11.20 to 12.15 at least

07 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still this morning, also 5 Redshanks

07 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

07 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two or three still intermittently throughout the morning, in and around gardens, from bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD

Saturday 6th January 

06 Jan   Hawfinch  Aynho – two today (no site details)

06 Jan   Hawfinch  Edgcote – three flew over this afternoon, also Brambling

06 Jan   Hawfinch   Cottesbrooke – three still 14.15, from Station Road NN6 8PD

06 Jan   Merlin  Chacombe – one between Chacombe and Thenford, also Peregrine

06 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – eight or nine flew into grounds of Cottesbrooke Hall early afternoon, from Station Road NN6 8PD

06 Jan   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one still, with Lapwings and Wigeon behind main lake, early afternoon

06 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – three or four in trees opposite bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD 12.30

06 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also Great White Egret and 3 Green Sandpipers at 12.30

06 Jan   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one north of the causeway late morning, also Pintail, Golden Plover and Stonechat

06 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still on main lake, from Tree Hide, 11.40

06 Jan   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – two (adult and first-winter) on landfill 11.15 but no sign of juvenile Glaucous Gull this morning

06 Jan   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – two at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows mid-morning, also Golden Plover

06 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two flew toward Wellingborough this morning

06 Jan   Jack Snipe  Welford Quarry – three this morning

06 Jan   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 10.00, also 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe and 3 Stonechats

06 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – eight in trees opposite bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD 08.30

06 Jan   Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – still present this morning, off Moulton Grange Bay, 08.20

Friday 5th January

05 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – two today, also Peregrine

05 Jan   Slavonian or Black-necked Grebe  Pitsford Res – one in Yacht Bay at dusk

05 Jan   Great Northern Diver  Pitsford Res – one in Pintail Bay 15.50

05 Jan   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – relocated with Lapwings on Roadside Lake 15.45

05 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still on main lake until 14.55, when it flew east with Greylags, also 4 Pintails but no further sign of Black-tailed Godwit or Water Pipit

05 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – at least 5 in trees opposite bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD 14.20

05 Jan   Great White Egret  Hollowell Res – one this afternoon, also adult Caspian Gull and Stonechat but no sign of Great Northern Diver

05 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still from dam 13.30

05 Jan   Water Pipit  Stanwick GP – one still, on floodwater behind main lake, viewable intermittently from Tree Hide early afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose and Black-tailed Godwit

05 Jan   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile still, mobile around landfill, 12.40, also adult Caspian Gull

05 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – two in the churchyard 12.30

05 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper

05 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two in trees opposite bus shelter by playing field on Station Road NN6 8PD 11.00

Thursday 4th January 

04 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – at least 3 still, 14.00

04 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also Great White Egret and 2 Green Sandpipers

04 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – three this morning (one from T-junction of Station Road and Creaton road, further two in tall trees either side of road near village hall / playing fields) 08.25-08.30

Wednesday 3rd January

03 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still today, also Great White Egret

03 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon, also possible Mealy Redpoll in alders on north side

03 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – eight in gardens opposite the playing field at 11.20

Tuesday 2nd January 

02 Jan   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, along the east shore, also Jack Snipe and Stonechat; nearby, Jack Snipe at Welford Quarry

02 Jan   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one in field next to pylons along River Nene, north of the reserve this morning

02 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two or three in the vicinity of the playing field/ village hall, on the opposite side of the road  10.30

02 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 10.00, also Great White Egret and 3 Green Sandpipers

Monday 1st January 

01 Jan   Hawfinch  Thenford – one in the churchyard late afternoon

01 Jan   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – again on the main lake with Greylags late afternoon

01 Jan   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile reported again this afternoon

01 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – fourteen in trees near the playing field 13.40

01 Jan   Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – eight in trees near the playing field 13.20

01 Jan   Hawfinch  Charwelton – one flew over the A361 and appeared to land in a garden on the north side 12.35

01 Jan   Glaucous Gull  Thorpe Malsor Res – juvenile by the dam briefly before flying north-east at 10.15

01 Jan   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still 10.10

01 Jan   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew over the A45, west of Rushden Lakes 10.00

01 Jan   Smew  Pitsford Res – two drakes in Walgrave Bay before moving to Scaldwell Bay this morning, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Great White Egrets, 100+ Golden Plovers over, 3 Redshanks and Green Sandpiper

01 Jan   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still by dam at 09.50 this morning, also 3 Stonechats

01 Jan   Water Pipit  Stanwick GP – one (probable from 30 Dec) on the main lake this morning, also Great White Egret and 5 Redshanks

01 Jan   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 08.45, also 2 Great White Egrets and 3 Green Sandpipers

Sunday 31st December

31 Dec   Corn Bunting  Thorpe Mandeville – two with Yellowhammers between here and Sulgrave today, viewable from minor road at SP545443

31 Dec   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one flew over the car park this afternoon

31 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still today, also 19 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

31 Dec   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  – one still in the churchyard 12.30

31 Dec   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile still late morning

31 Dec   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – one flew over the lakes and alighted in trees 10.30

31 Dec   Jack Snipe  Stanford Res – one this morning, also 17 Common Snipe

Saturday 30th December

30 Dec   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one at dusk, also Peregrine

30 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 12.30, also Great White Egret and 2 Green Sandpipers

30 Dec   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – a second-winter at 11.30

30 Dec   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – female in the churchyard this morning at 11.00

30 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning, then flew toward Earls Barton

30 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still 11.00 this morning, also Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechats and Brambling

30 Dec   Water Pipit  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 09.25, also 5 Redshanks and adult Yellow-legged Gull

Friday 29th December

29 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, off the sailing club, 15.35

Thursday 28th December

28 Dec   Smew  Stanwick GP – drake on A45 Lay-by Pit (North), from causeway today

28 Dec   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile still this afternoon, again viewable distantly from road by entrance to Storefield Lodge Farm, 14.25

28 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway at midday, also 2 Green Sandpipers

28 Dec   Hawfinch  – Blatherwycke Lake  two still in yews in the churchyard this morning at 11.00

28 Dec   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still at 10.00

Wednesday 27th December

27 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still today, also second-winter Caspian Gull in the gull roost

Tuesday 26th December

26 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two late morning/early afternoon, also juvenile Peregrine, Redshank, and Stonechat

26 Dec  Hawfinch  – Blatherwycke Lake  two still in the churchyard this morning

26 Dec   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this morning, also Stonechat

26 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, off the east shore this morning, also Common Snipe, 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter) and 2 Stonechats

26 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also drake Pintail, Great White Egret and 2 Green Sandpipers

26 Dec   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – two this morning

Monday 25th December

25 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also Peregrine, 2 Redshanks, first-winter Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

25 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still this morning, in the centre of the reservoir, 10.00

Sunday 24th December

24 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still early afternoon, also 2 Great White Egrets still

24 Dec   Smew  Ditchford GP – no sign of drake still on Higham Lake this morning

24 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still this morning, also adult Yellow-legged Gull

24 Dec   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – juvenile still this morning, viewable distantly from road by entrance to Storefield Lodge Farm, 10.05

Saturday 23rd December

23 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, in the middle of the reservoir at 12.00, also adult Caspian Gull still, Green Sandpiper and 3 Stonechats

23 Dec  Smew  Ditchford GP – drake still on Higham Lake this morning

Friday 22nd December

22 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still by the dam this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Stonechats

22 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also drake Pintail, 2 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

22 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two this morning, also 4 Pintails,  8 Golden Plovers, 3 Redshanks and Green Sandpiper

22 Dec   Glaucous Gull  Rushton Landfill – a juvenile this morning, viewable distantly from road by entrance to Storefield Lodge Farm, 10.35, also 2 adult Caspian Gulls and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

Thursday 21st December

21 Dec   Scaup  Pitsford Res – drake with Tufted Ducks on southern shore, approximately half way between causeway and dam today

21 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still 13.00, also adult Caspian Gull and Stonechat

21 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still at midday

21 Dec   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Dragonfly Lake at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning

21 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two this morning, also Pintail,  56 Golden Plovers, 5 Redshanks and 2 Stonechats

Wednesday 20th December

20 Dec   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two still this morning, also juvenile Whooper Swan still

20 Dec   Smew  Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ this morning, also Great White Egret,  Redshank, Green Sandpiper and Brambling

Tuesday 19th December

19 Dec   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still, off the eastern shore this afternoon

19 Dec   Smew  Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Walgrave Bay, also north of causeway 2 drake Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets and 5 Redshanks

19 Dec   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still 13.00, also juvenile Whooper Swan still, drake Pintail and Green Sandpiper

19 Dec  Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still this morning

Monday 18th December 2017

18 Dec   Great White Egret  Billing GP – one still on Clover Lake this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper at adjacent Ecton SF

18 Dec   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – two at the rear of Fawsley Churchyard this afternoon

18 Dec   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two at 13.00, one on North Lake, one on North Central Lake

18 Dec  Smew  Ditchford GP – a drake on Higham Lake this morning

18 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Redshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

18 Dec   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – two still behind the walled garden (no general access) this morning

Sunday 17th December

17 Dec  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still, with Greylags on fields immediately north/west of the pits this afternoon

17 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – four still this afternoon, also Great White Egret on main lake

17 Dec   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also juvenile Whooper Swan still and drake Pintail

17 Dec   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – still on Heronry Lake 11.30

17 Dec   Short-eared Owl  Harrington Airfield – one briefly from the concrete track to the third bunker this morning

17 Dec   Caspian Gull  Rushden Landfill – two (adult and first-winter) this morning, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

Saturday 16th December 

16 Dec   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – third-winter in the gull roost this afternoon

16 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 12.30, also 2 Great White Egrets, and 3 Green Sandpipers

16 Dec   Great White Egret  Billing GP – one on Clover Lake 11.00, also Green Sandpiper at adjacent Ecton SF

16 Dec   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – two still behind the walled garden (no general access) 10.30

16 Dec   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 09.00, also Common Snipe, 3 Stonechats and Brambling; no sign of the Great Northern Diver

16 Dec   Hawfinch  Kelmarsh – one flew north over Sunderland Wood at 08.50

Friday 15th December

15 Dec   Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – two (adult and third-winter) in the gull roost this evening, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls plus 7 Common Snipe

15 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.00, also drake Pintail, 3 Great White Egrets, and 3 Green Sandpipers

15 Dec   Hawfinch  Towcester – one flew over Shires Meadows, this morning

15 Dec   Hawfinch  Bucknell Wood – male this morning

15 Dec   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – two adults late morning

15 Dec   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still off the dam early morning

Thursday 14th December

14 Dec   Mediterranean  Gull  Daventry CP – an adult in the pre-roost late afternoon, also 3 Common Snipe there and 2 Bramblings over south

14 Dec   Hawfinch  Thenford – two or three still in churchyard this afternoon

14 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.00, also drake Pintail, Great White Egret, and 3 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday 13th December 

13 Dec  Scaup  Sywell CP – female still off the dam this afternoon

13 Dec   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows this morning, commuting between Heron Lake and East Lake

Tuesday 12th December

12 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still late afternoon, also 2 Stonechats

12 Dec   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – one flew over

12 Dec   Firecrest  Towcester – one at Shires Meadows, by the brook that splits the meadows, approximately 40 m from the footbridge closest to the river, 10.30 SP6915649207

12 Dec   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows

12 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still today, also 2 drake Pintails, Redshank and Stonechat

12 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – four still on North Central Lake this afternoon

Monday 11th December

11 Dec  Hawfinch  – Blatherwycke Lake  three in a yew tree 50 m west of the church 15.00

11 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two today, also 8 Pintails, 7 Golden Plovers, 2 Redshanks, 6 Common Snipe, first-winter Mediterranean Gull and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

11 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – four still, also Pink-footed Goose, 3 Great White Egrets and 14 Common Snipe

Sunday 10th December

10 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam 15.00

10 Dec   Great White Egret  Wootton Fields – one in stream through sheep farm of Wooldale Road

Saturday 9th December

09 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – flew west at 14.00

09 Dec   Caspian Gull  Sulby Res – adult at 13.00

09 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, in the mouth of Guilsborough Bay, 12.45

09 Dec  Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – two on Station Road briefly in top of tall Ash, opposite Village Hall 12.25

09 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 12.00, also drake Pintail, ‘redhead’ Smew, 3 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

09 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two late morning, also 8 Pintails, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper and third-winter Caspian Gull

09 Dec   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one still on Heronry Lake this morning

09 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 4 Pintails (2 on adjacent Mary’s Lake), 2 Dunlins and 2 Common Snipe

09 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, along the eastern shore at 09.30, also adult Caspian Gull still, plus Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and 3 Stonechats

09 Dec  Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – two near the entrance this morning

09 Dec  Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one still, on Station Road, frequenting tallest trees either side of road near Village Hall this morning, 08.10

Friday 8th December

08 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – now four (all females/first-winters) on the next pit east of A45 Lay-by Pit, also Pink-footed Goose still on main lake and 3 Great White Egrets

08 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – now three on the next pit east of A45 Lay-by Pit 14.30

08 Dec  Scaup  Stanwick GP – two females/first-winters on the A45 Lay-by Pit, north section, this afternoon

08 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 13.00, also drake Pintail, 3 Great White Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

08 Dec  Hawfinch  Cottesbrooke – one near the gardeners’ entrance on Station Road this morning, 10.00

08 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning

Thursday 7th December

07 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this afternoon, also 9 Pintails, 33+ Golden Plovers, Ruff, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechats and an adult Caspian Gull in the roost

07 Dec  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still, also Great White Egret, 30 Golden Plovers and 3 Redshanks this afternoon

07 Dec   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this afternoon, also 2 Stonechats

Wednesday 6th December 

06 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam 13.00, also adult Caspian Gull still and 2 Stonechats

06 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ again north of the causeway 11.30, also 2 Great White Egrets

06 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still this morning, also 2 Dunlins

06 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 10.30, also drake Pintail and 2 Great White Egrets

06 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off the dam 09.25, also adult Caspian Gull near sailing club

06 Dec  Snow Bunting  Brampton Valley – one flushed from a field between Hanging Houghton and Gamboro Plantation 07.45

Tuesday 5th December

05 Dec   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

05 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this afternoon, also drake Pintail, 3 Great White Egrets and Green Sandpiper

05 Dec  Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one still with Greylags on main lake this afternoon

05 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two in flight over the causeway this afternoon

Monday 4th December

04 Dec  Smew  Pitsford Res – a ‘redhead’ reported from Maytrees Hide

04 Dec  Snow Bunting  Pitsford Res – one flew west-south-west over Walgrave Bay 13.40

04 Dec  Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still 10.45

04 Dec  Hawfinch  Pitsford Res – one in Christie’s Copse this morning, 10.00

04 Dec  Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Roadside Lake this morning, also Redshank

Sunday 3rd December

03 Dec  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  two still at Blatherwycke Churchyard today

03 Dec   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two still this afternoon, also Dunlin

03 Dec  Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – one in  the tall trees behind the hall this morning

Saturday 2nd December 

02 Dec   Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – a third-winter in the gull roost this evening, also first-winter Mediterranean Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull plus 5 Common Snipe

02 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off dam 13.15, also adult Caspian Gull still, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

02 Dec   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one on Heronry Lake this morning

02 Dec   Caspian Gull  Sulby Res – two (adult and third-winter) at 11.30

02 Dec   ‘Nordic’ Jackdaw  Fineshade – one with mixed corvid flock in stubble field along single track entrance road to Fineshade Wood

02 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still off dam this morning

02 Dec   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR this morning

02 Dec   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still this morning, also several Pintail, 3 Dunlins and 4 Redshanks

02 Dec   Scaup  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning

02 Dec   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, from Screen Hide, 10.30

02 Dec   Caspian Gull  Rushton Landfill – adult this morning at 09.10

02 Dec   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still 09.00, also 3 Great White Egrets, Pintail, Dunlin and 4 Green Sandpipers

Friday 1st December

01 Dec   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

01 Dec   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still, in the mouth of Guilsborough Bay, at 14.30

Thursday 30th November

30 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still at 15.00, also 2 Dunlins, adult Caspian Gull and Stonechat

30 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still this morning, also 21 Pintail, 5 Dunlins and Yellow Legged Gull

30 Nov   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still 11.00

30 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – four at Delapre Abbey in the ‘dead’ tree next to the yews along the footpath by the golf course, opposite the Orangery Tea Rooms at 10.30

Wednesday 29th November

29 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still off the dam this afternoon

29 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – one at Delapre Abbey in pollarded maple-type tree at rear of car park 12.10

29 Nov   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one this morning

29 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still near the dam 11.45

29 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still

Tuesday 28th November

28 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – juvenile still near the dam 15.00

28 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – female still this afternoon

28 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – one-two still at Delapre Abbey  between 12.30 and 14.00

28 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – three still at Delapre Abbey  this morning

28 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – still near the dam 11.00

28 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Redshanks

28 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – still near the dam 07.50

Monday 27th November

27 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – still near the dam 15.20

27 Nov   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one still, viewed from the screen hide

27 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – still off the dam 13.30

27 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – one still today, also 2 Great White Egrets, 10 Pintails, Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Stonechats and Brambling

27 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – three still at Delapre Abbey  10.15

27 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets,  Dunlin and 4 Green Sandpipers

27 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Hollowell Res – one off the dam 09.30, also 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and third-winter) plus 4 Stonechats

Sunday 26th November

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – one briefly in churchyard between 12.50 and 13.10

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – four at Delapre Abbey  13.10

26 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – two from the causeway 13.00

26 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also drake Pintail, first-winter Scaup, 2 Great White Egrets,  3 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – two at Delapre Abbey in trees alongside the golf course footpath, opposite the Orangery Tea Room 12.00

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – one again at Delapre Abbey in trees alongside the golf course footpath, opposite the Orangery Tea Room late morning

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Fawsley Park – at least two in beeches by the walled garden this morningthis morning

26 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway this morning

26 Nov   Hawfinch  Rushton – one in grounds of the Old Rectory in Rushton village, opposite the church, this morning

26 Nov   Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – at least 3 this morning

26 Nov   Hawfinch  East Haddon – one this morning

26 Nov  Merlin – Brackley – male in a roadside tree and then in fields just west of the town, along the road to Hinton in the Hedges

26 Nov   Great White Egret  Summer Leys LNR – one on the main lake 09.15

26 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still

Saturday 25th November 

25 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – one still at Delapre Abbey in trees opposite the Orangery Tea Room  13.30

25 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – one still at Delapre Abbey in yew trees alongside the golf course footpath, opposite the Orangery Tea Room late morning

25 Nov   Hawfinch  Bucknell Wood – one in flight this morning

25 Nov   Caspian Gull  Stanford Res – a first-winter briefly this morning, also 2 Red-crested Pochards but no further sign of the juvenile Great Northern Diver

25 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning at 10.50, also Pintail, first-winter Scaup, 2 Great White Egrets,  3 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipe

25 Nov   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 09.00, also Common Snipe and 4 Stonechats

25 Nov   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew west over Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows 09.00, also Stonechat

25 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Stanford Res –  juvenile still, in Blower’s Lodge Bay, 07.45

Friday 24th November

24 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Stanford Res –  juvenile still, 500 m from dam 16.00

24 Nov   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – two flew over this afternoon

24 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – one still this afternoon

24 Nov  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  two at Blatherwycke Churchyard this afternoon

24 Nov   Great Northern Diver  Stanford Res –  juvenile by dam 14.00

24 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton –  one still at Delapre Abbey  in yew opposite café by the horse jump 14.30

24 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton –  one still at Delapre Abbey  in yews 13.00

24 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton –  now 3 at Delapre Abbey  in oak tree by the car park 12.05

24 Nov  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  one still at Blatherwycke Churchyard 12.00

24 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton –  two at Delapre Abbey around yews and deciduous trees alongside the golf course footpath, opposite the Orangery Tea Room 11.05

24 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton –  one still at Delapre Abbey in yew trees alongside the golf course footpath, opposite the Orangery Tea Room 10.20

Thursday 23rd November

23 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three still this afternoon, also 3 Dunlins and 2 Stonechats

23 Nov   Hawfinch  Bulwick – one flew toward Southwick this afternoon

23 Nov   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – first-winter still this afternoon,

Wednesday 22nd November

22 Nov   Bttern  Stortons GP – one came in to roost at dusk

22 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four still this afternoon, also Peregrine

22 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – at least one still at Delapre Abbey in yew tree opposite the Orangery Tea Room 12.40

Tuesday 21st November

21 Nov  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  one still at Blatherwycke Churchyard this afternoon

21 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford res – juvenile this morning, also 5 Pintails, female Red-crested Pochard, 3 Great White Egrets, 4 Dunlins and Redshank

21 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets and 4 Green Sandpipers

21 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – at least one still at Delapre Abbey in trees near the Orangery Tea Room this morning 11.00

Monday 20th November 

20 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still today

20 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – one still off the dam today

20 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four still this morning

Sunday 19th November

19 Nov   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – female type in Pintail Bay late afternoon, also 4 Great White Egrets still north of the causeway, plus Scaup, 2 Dunlins and 2 Redshanks; 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and 3rd) cy in the gull roost by the dam

19 Nov   Hawfinch  Hinton – one in a Silver Maple in a private garden at 15.10, then flew off SP537525

19 Nov   Hawfinch  Edgcote – two in tall trees at rear of churchyard 14.30 before flying off

19 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still, also Peregrine

19 Nov   Hawfinch  Scaldwell – one over south, then north, this morning

19 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – three in tall trees in front of church then flew off this morning 10.00

19 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – several at Delapre Abbey near the car park this morning 09.40

19 Nov  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  one still at Blatherwycke Churchyard 09.15

Saturday 18th November

18 Nov   Little Gull  Boddington Res – a first-winter in the roost this evening, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls and 6 Common Snipe

18 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – five this afternoon

18 Nov   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  one or two still at Blatherwycke Churchyard 14.30

18 Nov   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two still, early afternoon

18 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least four around the churchyard this morning

18 Nov   Water Pipit  Pitsford Res – one with Meadow Pipits in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 13 Pintails, Red-crested Pochard, 3+ Scaup, 4 Great White Egrets, 2 Dunlins, 4 Redshanks and 2 Green Sandpipers

18 Nov   Hawfinch  Northampton – three at Delapre Abbey this morning, near the orangery tea-room

18 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile still at 10.45, also 2 Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Snipe

18 Nov  Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake  two at Blatherwycke Churchyard this morning (one at 08.45, 2 at 09.00, one at 09.35) and one flew over the bridge in Blatherwycke at approximately 09.40

18 Nov   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two adults at 08.30

Friday 17th November

17 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – five this afternoon, also 3-4 Scaup, 2 Dunlins, 3 Redshanks and 2 Green Sandpipers

17 Nov   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – juvenile this afternoon, also 2 Great White Egrets and 2 Green Sandpipers

17 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least three in tree tops south-west of churchyard 08.55

17 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four still this morning, also Pink-footed Goose still

Thursday 16th November

16 Nov   Merlin  Newton Bromswold – male

16 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – one still this afternoon

16 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – four north of the causeway, also 3 Great White Egrets still, plus 10 Pintails, Red-crested Pochard, 8+ Dunlins and 3 Redshanks

16 Nov   Hawfinch  Upper Harlestone – one flew over at 12.15

16 Nov   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake – two in limes, briefly, at Blatherwycke Churchyard before being flushed by estate workers 12.00

16 Nov   Hawfinch  Earls Barton – three over, south-west at 09.05

16 Nov   Hawfinch  Harrington AF – two around the bushes 08.20

Wednesday 15th November 

15 Nov   Hawfinch  Bulwick – one flew toward Blatherwycke this afternoon

15 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four still today, also 16 Pintails and 3 Redshanks

15 Nov   Whooper Swan  Hollowell Res – a juvenile off the west bank 13.15, also adult Caspian Gull and 5 Stonechats

15 Nov   Hawfinch  Harrington AF – three flew west at 12.20

15 Nov   Hawfinch  Sywell CP – five ‘mobile’ this morning

15 Nov   Hawfinch  Borough Hill – two landed briefly in large tree in hedge on west side then flew south at 11.05

15 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Pitsford Res – a drake off the pontoon by the Fishing Lodge

Tuesday 14th November 

14 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – three north of the causeway, also 3 Great White Egrets still late afternoon

14 Nov   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two adults at 13.30, also 4 Stonechats

14 Nov   Scaup  Sywell CP – one this afternoon

14 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four still today, also Pink-footed Goose still

14 Nov   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake – one feeding in chestnut tree behind church this afternoon

14 Nov   Hawfinch  Daventry CP – three flew west along the dam at 11.50

14 Nov   Hawfinch  Wicken – four in Sycamores along Leckhampstead Road then flew south-west 09.30

Monday 13th November

13 Nov   Caspian Gull  Boddington Res – a near-adult in the roost this evening, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls and 7 Common Snipe

13 Nov   Merlin  Thenford – one flew over the churchyard 14.55 but no sign of Hawfinches this afternoon

13 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four still today, also Pink-footed Goose plus first-winter Mediterranean Gull on the Visitor Centre Lake

13 Nov   Hawfinch  Wakerley Great Wood – two in bushes at junction of the wood with Harringworth AF early afternoon

13 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – five north of the causeway, also 3 Great White Egrets, 18 Pintails, 3 Redshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechats and 3 Bramblings

13 Nov   Hawfinch  East Carlton CP – thirteen around the big house in bushes in the centre of East Carlton CP this morning but may now have been disturbed by dog walkers

13 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – six flew over churchyard 08.15

13 Nov   Hawfinch  Hanging Houghton – one circled then flew north early morning 07.20

Sunday 12th November

12 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least one still, in flight twice from churchyard, 13.00-13.45

12 Nov   Hen Harrier  Harrington AF – a male in flight between the airfield and Brampton Valley late morning

12 Nov   Hawfinch  Ravensthorpe Res – one flew over toward Coton late morning, also 2 Great White Egrets still

12 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still this morning

12 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – four still this morning, also 3 Scaup still, plus 15 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks, 2 Green Sandipers,  Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Stonechats

12 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – four on Roadside Lake early morning, also Pink-footed Goose and 4 Red-crested Pochards

Saturday 11th November

11 Nov   Merlin  Stanford Res – a male along old railway track 15.45

11 Nov   Whooper Swan  Stanwick GP – seven (four adults) on Roadside Lake 15.07 plus 3 Great White Egrets still, also Pink-footed Goose still on main lake

11 Nov   Hawfinch  Blatherwycke Lake – two in the large yew tree behind the church 13.30

11 Nov   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two at 13.00, also 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

11 Nov   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (adult and third-winter) at 12.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers and 5 Stonechats

11 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – three still, just north of the causeway, late morning

11 Nov   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – one this morning, also 12 Pintails, 4 Great White Egrets, 14 Dunlins, 3 Green Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull and Stonechat

11 Nov   Firecrest  Little Billing – one in a private garden before flying to trees along the Billing Brook area off Fishponds Road 09.30

11 Nov   Hawfinch  Ditchford GP – seven flew south across Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR toward Higham Ferrers 09.15

11 Nov   Hawfinch  Pitsford Res – one high south over the feeding station 08.50

11 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – two still, in yew trees across lake from churchyard, this morning

11 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two still, in Blower’s Lodge Bay, early morning

Friday 10th November

10 Nov   Hawfinch  Harrington AF – two in bushes briefly this morning before flying low west

10 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least two around the church again this morning

10 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three on Roadside Lake early morning, also Pink-footed Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Dunlins

10 Nov   Hawfinch  Hanging Houghton – eight in lime trees briefly early morning before flying west at 07.50

Thursday 9th November

09 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – now 5 north of the causeway late afternoon, also 14 Dunlins, 3 Redshanks and Stonechat

09 Nov   Merlin  Spanhoe AF – a male mid-afternoon

09 Nov   Hawfinch  Moulton – one flew west over Moulton College 13.53

09 Nov   Hawfinch  Thenford – at least one around the church this morning

09 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – five now on Roadside Lake early morning, also 4 Red-crested Pochards and Dunlin still on the A45 Lay-by Pit

Wednesday 8th November

08 Nov   Bittern  Boddington Res – one at the feeder stream, flew toward boathouse 17.15, also adult Yellow-legged Gull in the gull roost

08 Nov   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – juvenile on main lake this afternoon, also 3 Great White Egrets on Roadside Lake plus 4 Red-crested Pochards and Dunlin on the A45 Lay-by Pit

08 Nov   Hawfinch  Bulwick – two in trees in Bulwick Churchyard just after midday

08 Nov   Bittern  Ditchford GP – one on Wilson’s Pit 08.30

Tuesday 7th November

07 Nov   Hawfinch  Ravensthorpe Res – one over, south, at 12.25, also first-winter Scaup, 2 Great White Egrets, 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Snipe and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull

07 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – one from the causeway this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets, Ruff and 5 Dunlins

07 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – three now on Roadside Lake this morning, also 4 Red-crested Pochards on the A45 Lay-by Pit and 2 Bramblings

07 Nov   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – two (one drake) between the inlet and Keeper’s Lodge Bay

Monday 6th November 

06 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two still this afternoon, also Green Sandpiper

06 Nov   Bittern  Boddington Res – one dropped into reeds at Byfield Pool this morning

06 Nov   Water Pipit  Pitsford Res – one along the causeway this morning, also 3 Great White Egrets, 51 Golden Plovers, 2 Ruffs, 2 Dunlins and 3 Redshanks

06 Nov   Dotterel  Pitsford Res – one in flight with Golden Plovers 09.55, flew north

06 Nov   Hawfinch  Brackley – two singles over, south-west, (07.05 and 07.30), also 2 Bramblings

06 Nov   Hen Harrier  Kelmarsh – a ‘ringtail’ flew north parallel to the A508 between Kelmarsh and Great Oxendon 07.00

Sunday 5th November

05 Nov   Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – a ‘ringtail’ flew over the inlet from Northants into Leicestershire 15.40

05 Nov   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one again at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning

05 Nov  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still at the north end of Kinewell Lake at 11.15

05 Nov   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Saturday 4th November 2017

04 Nov   Little Gull  Stanford Res – one from the hide at 16.07, then flew toward dam, also Black-tailed Godwit

04 Nov  Water Pipit  Pitsford Res – one, also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Scaup and Caspian Gull

04 Nov   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – three at 12,30, also 2 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Green Sandpipers

04 Nov  Whooper Swan  Clifford Hill GP – two on the main barrage lake at 11.25, also 2 Peregrines, 60 Golden Plovers and 2 Stonechats

04 Nov  Cory’s Shearwater  Pitsford Res – seen again briefly around 10.30 but then no further sign

04 Nov  Cory’s Shearwater  Pitsford Res – one, mobile between causeway and dam 09.55

Friday 3rd November

03 Nov   Hawfinch  Moulton – one over Moulton College 14.15

03 Nov   Scaup  Ravensthorpe Res – a first-winter south-east of the causeway 13.15, also the 2 Great White Egrets still, plus 4 Green Sandpipers

03 Nov   Hawfinch  Harrington AF – two over this morning

03 Nov   Hawfinch  Hollowell Res – one over, west, appeared to land behind Guilsborough Bay 11.50, also female/imm Merlin over, south, at 11.27, Green Sandpiper, adult Caspian Gull, 3 Stonechats and Brambling

03 Nov   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – at least three still this morning, also 6 Red-crested Pochards, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruffs, 6 Dunlin, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

03 Nov   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two still this morning, also adult Whooper Swan over, south, at 10.25 plus Green Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull

03 Nov   Hawfinch  Stanford Res – three flew over at the inlet end, at the junction of the old railway track and the road 10.15

03 Nov   Hawfinch  Irchester CP – two briefly, in hedge by Railway Museum, 09.25, then flew south-west

Thursday 2nd November

02 Nov   Scaup  Pitsford Res – three still this afternoon, showing well from causeway car-park, also now 4 Great White Egrets north of the causeway (1 Holcot Bay, 2 Walgrave Bay, 1 Scaldwell Bay)

02 Nov   Black Redstart  Daventry – first-winter  in Edinburgh Square, Headlands, NN11 9BX on roof of care home this afternoon; please respect residents’ privacy

02 Nov   Hawfinch  Daventry – three (2 + 1) flew south over fields east of Daventry CP 11.30

02 Nov   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew east from Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning

02 Nov   Hawfinch  Pitsford Res – two flew west mid-morning, also 3 Scaup just south of causeway on the eastern side, 22 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets (Walgrave Bay), 2 Ruffs, 5 Dunlin, 3 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Stonechats and 3 Bramblings (trapped and ringed)

02 Nov   Hawfinch  Earls Barton – one over, south-west, 07.20

Wednesday 1st November

01 Nov   Hen Harrier  Sywell Airfield – a ‘ringtail’ flew over toward Sywell 12.15

01 Nov   Hawfinch  Borough Hill – one over, south-west, 09.30

01 Nov   Hawfinch  Harrington AF – fourteen, including ten in bushes between the concrete track and the second bunker morning, which flew south-west, followed later by four more

01 Nov   Hawfinch  Brackley – three (2 + 1) over, west, early morning

Tuesday 31st October

31 Oct   Little Gull  Stanford Res – one between Keeper’s Lodge Bay and the inlet at 14.45

31 Oct   Great White Egret  Harpole – one in flight between Harpole and M1 Junction 16 early afternoon

31 Oct   Hawfinch  Borough Hill – one over, south, 10.50

31 Oct   Hawfinch  Brackley – one over, west, at 06.55

Monday 30th October

30 Oct   Black Redstart  Orlingbury – still on the roofs of 28 & 30 Pytchley Road NN14 1JQ; please respect residents’ privacy

30 Oct   Siberian Chiffchaff  Boddington Res – one in hedgerow running south from the fishermens’ car park with Chiffchaff and tit flock

30 Oct  Mealy Redpoll  Daventry CP – one near the feeding station between the dam and the car park at 12.35 then flew off, also 8 Red-crested Pochards (4 drakes) but no sign of yesterday’s Whooper Swans

30 Oct   Snow Bunting  Pitsford Res – one over, low north, early afternoon, also 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Snipe and a first-winter Caspian Gull

30 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two on the Main Lake this morning

Sunday 29th October

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Daventry CP – four adults still at 13.20, also drake Red-crested Pochard and Ruff

29 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – three flew over, toward South Kilworth (Leics) at 13.05

29 Oct   Hawfinch  Evenley Wood – one in Hornbeams this morning

29 Oct   Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – three still, possibly four, on Aldwincle Lake this morning

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Daventry CP – four adults at 11.55

29 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on Roadside Lake at 11.50

29 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three still at 10.15, also Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

29 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still at the north-east end of Kinewell Lake 09.50

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Bulwick – three over, south-east, 09.20

29 Oct  Whooper Swan  Blatherwycke Lake – seven, early morning only, then flew south-east

29 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still this morning

29 Oct   Hawfinch  Northampton – no further sign to 08.45 in Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB 07.15

29 Oct   Hawfinch  Northampton – three in tallest conifer in Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB 07.15

Saturday 28th October 

28 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still on Kinewell Lake today

28 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still at 11.50

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Hollowell Res – two flew south-west at 10.35, also adult Caspian Gull still

28 Oct  Marsh Harrier  Borough Hill – one over, south-east, at 10.20

28 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two still at 10.15, also 2 Green Sandpipers

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Harrington AF – five briefly this morning

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Potterspury – five flew south-west mid-morning

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Pitsford – two flew low south 09.30

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Gayton – four flew west over Gayton Hill 08.55

28 Oct  Hawfinch  Hanging Houghton – total of eight, in ones and twos, flew south-west over between 07.50 and 08.25

Friday 27th October 

27 Oct   Black Redstart  Orlingbury – still on the roofs of 28 & 30 Pytchley Road NN14 1JQ 15.00; please respect residents’ privacy

27 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one this afternoon

27 Oct   Black Redstart  Orlingbury – still this morning, on the roof of 14 Pytchley Road NN14 1JQ 10.30 then flew toward the green at 10.45; please respect residents’ privacy

27 Oct   Merlin  Stanford Res – one this morning

27 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning

Thursday 26th October 

26 Oct  Black Redstart  Orlingbury – male still on the roof of 28 Pytchley Road NN14 1JQ late afternoon; please respect residents’ privacy

26 Oct  Hawfinch  Northampton – two flew east from Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB this afternoon

26 Oct  Black Redstart  Orlingbury – male favouring the roof of 28 Pytchley Road NN14 1JQ 15.25-15.50; please respect residents’ privacy

26 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still on Kinewell Lake today

26 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – two this afternoon, also 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe and adult Yellow-legged Gull

26 Oct   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – two (adult and first-winter) this afternoon, also adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

26 Oct  Hawfinch  Daventry CP – two over south, 11.25

26 Oct   Great White Egret  Ditchford GP – one flew west over Dragonfly Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR) at 10.30

Wednesday 25th October

25 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still in north-east corner of Kinewell Lake this evening

25 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three still today, also 2 Ruffs and 2 Stonechats

25 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – two on Roadside Lake this morning

Tuesday 24th October

24 Oct   Ring Ouzel  Earls Barton GP – still in thicket on the north-west shore of Mary’s Lake 16.30

24 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still today, also Pink-footed Goose, Ruff, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Bramblings

Monday 23rd October 

23 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still today

23 Oct   Ring Ouzel  Earls Barton GP – one in a thicket on the north-west shore of Mary’s Lake today, also Peregrine

23 Oct   Hawfinch  Irthlingborough – one flew west at 11.30

23 Oct   Ring Ouzel  Stanford Res – one with Fieldfares briefly near the entrance to the old railway track 08.50

Sunday 22nd October

22 Oct   Knot  Hollowell Res – still mid-afternoon, in Guilsborough Bay

22 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – three in Holcot Bay this afternoon, also 29 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets, Peregrine, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruffs, Greenshank and 2 Stonechats

22 Oct   Hawfinch  Northampton – no sign this morning in Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB

22 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – still on Roadside Lake mid-morning

22 Oct   Knot  Hollowell Res – still this morning, on Guilsborough Point

Saturday 21st October

21 Oct  Hawfinch  Northampton – at least one in Dallington Cemetery, Harlestone Road NN5 6AB early afternoon

21 Oct  Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still, early afternoon, also 4 Green Sandpipers

21 Oct  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – three on Aldwincle Lake this morning

21 Oct  Great White Egret  Thrapston GP – one late morning, also Peregrine

21 Oct  Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three still north of the causeway late morning, also 16 Pintails, Peregrine, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Stonechats

21 Oct  Merlin  Northampton – one over  ‘Peter Bennie Quarry’ opposite Bloor Homes Kingsthorpe late morning

21 Oct  Knot  Hollowell Res – still in Guilsborough Bay this morning, also adult Caspian Gull

21 Oct  Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – an adult on the A45 Lay-by Pit this morning, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls on the Visitor Centre Lake

Friday 20th October

20 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two in Walgrave Bay, also 2 Great White Egrets and Common Sandpiper

20 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still on Kinewell Lake this afternoon

20 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one again on Roadside Lake late afternoon, also Pink-footed Goose with Greylags on main lake

20 Oct  Bittern  Summer Leys – one in reeds on scrape 13.15 also Marsh Harrier again flew around scrape and then toward Hardwater Mill 13.30

20 Oct  Knot  Hollowell Res – one in Guilsborough Bay 13.00, also Rock Pipit

Thursday 19th October

19 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – three still early evening, also Barnacle Goose, 3 Great White Egrets,  adult Mediterranean Gull, second-winter Caspian Gull and 2 Stonechats, plus 12 Golden Plovers and 2 Ringed Plovers over south-west

19 Oct   Marsh Harrier  Summer Leys LNR – one over the scrape early afternoon

19 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – now 3 in Holcot Bay, also second-winter Caspian Gull

19 Oct  Rock Pipit  Hollowell Res – four, Guilsborough Bay, opposite side to Guilsborough Point 13.25, also 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and third-year) and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

19 Oct  Hawfinch  Ditchford GP – five flew low east at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows 13.20

19 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Ditchford GP – no further sign of the one along The Greenway at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows to 12.45

19 Oct  Dusky Warbler  Stanford Res – seen again briefly after release in Fisherman’s Car Park at inflow end, c.100 m into Leicestershire, 11.35 but not subsequently

19 Oct  Yellow-browed Warbler  Ditchford GP – one along The Greenway at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows late morning

19 Oct  Dusky Warbler  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed and being released in Fisherman’s Car Park at inflow end 11.05

19 Oct  Azorean Gull  Stanwick GP – putative adult on Visior Centre Lake, where also adult Caspian Gull plus Great White Egret and 4 Whooper Swans still on Roadside Lake this morning

19 Oct   Common Scoter  Boddington Res – female still this morning, also the juvenile Little Ringed Plover

Wednesday 18th October

18 Oct   Common Scoter  Boddington Res – a female this evening, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover

18 Oct   Water Pipit  Pitsford Res – one mobile around Maytrees Hide late afternoon

18 Oct   Merlin  Daventry CP – female flew north over the west side at 16.00, also c.100 Golden Plovers, Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

18 Oct   Whooper Swan  Stanwick GP – four flew west and then later on Roadside Lake this afternoon

18 Oct   Whooper Swan  Ravensthorpe Res – one south of the causeway 13.55

18 Oct   Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – no sign here or anywhere else today

18 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still, also Greenshank

Tuesday 17th October 

17 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still on Kinewell Lake  by islands in north-east corner, late evening

17 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still north of the causeway 18.15

17 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one again on Roadside Lake late afternoon

17 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanford Res – two at 15.20, flew toward dam at 15.30 and no further sign thereafter

17 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – at least one still, near the causeway, late morning, also 8 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets (Walgrave Bay) and Green Sandpiper

17 Oct   Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – still feeding with horses on north side of Chester House Lake at 11.00 but no further sign thereafter

17 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still on Kinewell Lake in north-east corner, 10.00

17 Oct   Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – feeding with horses on north side of Chester House Lake 09.05, still present 09.50

17 Oct   Hawfinch  Scaldwell – one flew low south 07.50

17 Oct   Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one again flew west with 5 Little Egrets 07.15

Monday 16th October

16 Oct   Merlin  Northampton – one over The Weavers, East Hunsbury late afternoon

16 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one again on Roadside Pit then flew west

16 Oct   Cattle Egret  Stanwick GP – one with 4 Little Egrets flew west toward Ditchford GP’s Irthlingborough Lake & Meadows 07.30

Sunday 15th October 

15 Oct  Red-crested Pochard  Thrapston GP – one on North Lake early afternoon, also Hobby

15 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still early Afternoon, also 6 Pintails, 3 Great White Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruffs, Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Stonechats

15 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still, also 4 Pintails, 6 Golden Plovers, Greenshank, 4 Common Snipe and Stonechat

15 Oct   Grey Plover  Pitsford – one south over the village 11.08

15 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – still at the western end of Kinewell Lake 09.14

15 Oct   Turnstone  Stanwick GP – one on the Visitor Centre Lake 08.55, also Great White Egret still

15 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – three (2 in Scaldwell Bay, one in Walgrave Bay) at 08.20

Saturday 14th October

14 Oct   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – a second-winter in Scaldwell Bay this evening, then flew south

14 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – one still on Kinewell Lake 16.00

14 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still early afternoon

14 Oct  Black-necked Grebe  Ringstead GP – one in the north-west corner of Kinewell Lake 12.40

14 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still on Roadside Lake this morning

14 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one north of the causeway again, 10.10, also 4 Green Sandpipers

14 Oct   Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still, 09.45

14 Oct   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still 09.30, also Northern Wheatear and 4 Stonechats

14 Oct   Cattle Egret  Ditchford GP – one on Heron Lake (Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows) 09.20, then flew east and no further sign

Friday 13th October

13 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still this morning, also 7 Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Ruffs, Common Sandpiper (on dam) and 2 Stonechats

13 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one still this morning

Thursday 12th October

12 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still, around the point, late afternoon, also Greenshank

12 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still this afternoon, also Barnacle Goose, 9 Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets, 4 Ruffs, Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

12 Oct   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one now on Fishing Lakes 11.00

12 Oct   Pink-footed Goose  Stanwick GP – one now on Roadside Lake 09.30

12 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the Visitor Centre Lake early morning, also Pink-footed Goose with Greylags there

Wednesday 11th October

11 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still at 11.30, also 11 Pintails, 2 Great White Egrets, 4 Ruffs, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 10th October

10 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit – one still this afternoon

10 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still this morning

10 Oct   Azores Gull  Stanwick GP – putative adult on the Visitor Centre Lake again this morning

10 Oct   Hawfinch  Long Buckby – two flew south-west over Cotton End Park at 08.11

Monday 9th October

09 Oct   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – adult still 13.50, also 2 Common Snipe

09 Oct   Merlin  Daventry CP – immature flew south over adjacent field 13.42, also Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 3 Common Snipe and subadult Yellow-legged Gull

09 Oct   Jack Snipe  Deene Lake – one this morning, also Peregrine and 2 Green Sandpipers; 13 Golden Plovers and female Stonechat at nearby Deenethorpe Airfield

09 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one still this morning, also adult Caspian Gull and 21 Golden Plovers

09 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two still this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Ruffs, Dunlin, Little Stint, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Stonechats

09 Oct   Black-tailed Godwit – one this morning, also Hobby, Greenshank and Stonechat

Sunday 8th October

08 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway 10.45, also 2 adult Whooper Swans still, 9 Pintails, Peregrine, Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruffs, 2 Dunlins, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Stonechats

08 Oct   Great White Egret  Ravensthorpe Res – one north of the causeway 10.00

08 Oct   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one at the western end this morning

08 Oct   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female still this morning, also Greenshank

Saturday 7th October

07 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two at 16.45, also Ruff

07 Oct   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still 13.00, also juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 3 Stonechats

07 Oct   Whooper Swan  Pitsford Res – two adults in Holcot Bay, discovered 10.45, still present at midday

07 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one this morning, flushed by shooting activity then flew south

07 Oct   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female still this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

Friday 6th October

06 Oct   Osprey  Northampton – one drifted low west over Booth Lane toward Eastfield Park Lake 13.55

06 Oct   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female still this morning, also 2 Stonechats

06 Oct   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay late morning, also 3 Pintails, Great White Egret, 2 Ruffs, 2 Dunlins, Greenshank and 2 Stonechats

06 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still this morning, also Golden Plover over, 4 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Stonechats

06 Oct   Merlin  Stanwick GP – female over at 08.15, also Ruff on main lake

Thursday 5th October

05 Oct   Grey Plover  Hollowell Res – one briefly this morning, also adult Caspian Gull

05 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also 3 Ruff and Stonechat

Wednesday 4th October

04 Oct   Azores Gull  Stanwick GP – adult, possibly of this race, on the Visitor Centre Lake 15.45

04 Oct   Little Stint  Hollowell Res – a juvenile in Guilsborough Bay 13.45, also Common Sandpiper and 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and first-winter)

04 Oct   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the Visitor Centre Lake this afternoon but no sign of the Little Stint

Tuesday 3rd October

03 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one this evening, also 3 Pintails, 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

03 Oct   Little Stint  Stanwick GP – still on the Visitor Centre Lake this morning

Monday 2nd October

02 Oct   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper and 9 Yellow-legged Gulls

02 Oct   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – adult still this afternoon, also 2 Green Sandpipers

02 Oct   Little Stint  Stanwick GP – one now on the Visitor Centre Lake mid-afternoon

02 Oct   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still early afternoon, also Ringed Plover and 2 Stonechats

02 Oct   Baltic Gull  Ditchford GP – a probable adult photographed on Chester House Lake before flying low toward Viaduct Pit at 11.00

02 Oct   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also 3 Pintails, Peregrine, 8 Ruff, Greenshank, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls and Stonechat

02 Oct   Curlew Sandpiper  Hollowell Res – juvenile still on Guilsborough Point with  Ringed Plovers 09.55, also Stonechat

02 Oct   Firecrest  Pitsford Res – one in pines behind hides at the back of Scaldwell Bay 08.20

02 Oct   Little Stint  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this morning, also Stonechat

Sunday 1st October 

01 Oct   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one still early evening, also 5-6 Pintails, 5 Ringed Plovers, several Ruffs, 2 Dunlins and Stonechat but no further sign of juvenile Curlew Sandpiper

01 Oct   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – juvenile again over River Nene near Whitemills Marina 13.20 to 14.00

01 Oct   Curlew Sandpiper  Hollowell Res – juvenile on Guilsborough Point with 7 Ringed Plovers this afternoon, also Stonechat

01 Oct   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female still this afternoon, also Ruff, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

01 Oct   Curlew Sandpiper  Pitsford Res – no further sign of juvenile beyond late morning but 6 Ringed Plovers, 8 Ruffs, Little Stint, 2 Dunlins, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper there

01 Oct   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – juvenile again near Whitemills Marina 10.30

01 Oct   Curlew Sandpiper  Pitsford Res – juvenile in and around Scaldwell Bay from 08.50 and still present by the feeding station 11.00, also 2 Great White Egrets, 5 Ruffs, adult Yellow-legged Gull and a second-winter Caspian Gull

Saturday 30th September

30 Sep   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – juvenile again fishing in River Nene near old footbridge close to Whitemills Marina 13.45 before flying toward Castle Ashby with fish

30 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still this morning, also 8 Ringed Plovers and 3 Stonechats

30 Sep   Gannet  Ravensthorpe Res – four juveniles flew south at 12.15

30 Sep   Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still on main lake late morning, also Stonechat

30 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay briefly this morning, also 2 Great White Egrets, 7 Ruffs, 2 Dunlins and Greenshank

30 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – five this morning

30 Sep   Crossbill  Long Buckby – eight flew south over Cotton End Park at 08.17

30 Sep   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female still this morning, also 3 Ruffs and Greenshank

Friday 29th September 

29 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Boddington Res – one flew south-west over the dam at 16.37

29 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 16.00, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper and Stonechat

29 Sep   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – adult still at the southern end 15.00, also 2 Green Sandpipers

29 Sep   Red-crested Pochard  Stanford Res – female at 12.40, also 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruffs, Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

Thursday 28th September

28 Sep   Caspian Gull  Pitsford Res – second-winter near dam this afternoon

28 Sep   Little Gull  Ravensthorpe Res – a first-winter at 09.50, also 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

28 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still, also 12 Ringed Plovers, 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and Yellow-legged Gull

28 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – four still, also Ruff and 3 Common Snipe 08.15

Wednesday 27th September

27 Sep   Rock Pipit  Hollowell Res – one still, also Hobby, 5+ Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and Stonechat

27 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still, also 11 Ringed Plovers, 2 Ruff and 2 Dunlins

Tuesday 26th September

26 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 18.30, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and Northern Wheatear

26 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway early evening, also 16 Pintails, 11 Ringed Plovers, 6 Ruff, 2 Dunlins, 5 Greenshanks and Common Snipe

26 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – four still, also Greenshank and Common Snipe this afternoon

26 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 5 Ringed Plovers, 5 Ruff and 2 Dunlins

26 Sep  Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Daventry CP – two flew north-east from the reservoir 11.15

Monday 25th September

25 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – five still, also Ruff and Greenshank

25 Sep   Short-eared Owl  Burton Latimer – one south over Burton Wold this afternoon

25 Sep   Rock Pipit  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Point 12.45, also, 12 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Stonechat and 2 Northern Wheatears

25 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway early afternoon, also 17 Pintails, 13 Ringed Plovers, 8 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

Sunday 24th September

24 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway (one Scaldwell Bay, one Walgrave Bay) 17.30, also Golden Plover, 7 Ringed Plovers, 6 Ruff and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

24 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – seven still this evening

24 Sep   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – one again near Whitemills Marina, on hedge near old footbridge over River Nene at 14.00

24 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – seven still this morning, also Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Stonechats

23 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – adult still at 08.30, also 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Northern Wheatears and 2 Stonechats

24 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter this morning, also Green Sandpiper

Saturday 23rd September 

23 Sep   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – two first-winters this afternoon at 15.30, also first-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Ruffs, 3 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

23 Sep   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – one flew over Whitemills Marina toward Whiston Locks at 13.30

23 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Ditchford GP – a first-winter on Dragonfly Lake, Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows LNR

23 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Walgrave Bay 09.30, also 18 Ringed Plovers, 11 Ruff, 3 Dunlins, 2 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

23 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – an adult at 08.45, also 7 Ringed Plovers and Stonechat

Friday 22nd September

22 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – seven on the islands 16.30, also 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe today

22 Sep   Little Gull  Daventry CP – a first-winter at 15.30, also first-winter Caspian Gull, two first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Ruffs, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

22 Sep   Tree Pipit  Brampton Valley – one over, calling, this morning, also Common Redstart and 2 Stonechats

22 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay, also Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

22 Sep   Pied Flycatcher  Southwick – female trapped and ringed, 07.00 this morning

Thursday 21st September

21 Sep   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – an adult in the small bay east of the dam 17.25, also 2 Ringed Plovers

21 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – two, one in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon plus one 100 m south of the causeway car park this morning, also 24 Ringed Plovers, 8 Dunlins and adult Yellow-legged Gull

21 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter this morning, also Hobby

Wednesday 20th September

20 Sep   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – a first-winter late afternoon, also 3 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

20 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one on the islands this afternoon, also 4 Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Stonechat today

20 Sep   Whinchat  Brampton Valley – two, also Common Redstart, 2 Stonechats and Northern Wheatear

20 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – two, 100 m south of the causeway car park 11.50 also Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper, plus Great White Egret, 4 Ruffs and Greenshank in Walgrave Bay

20 Sep   Great White Egret  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake 07.00

Tuesday 19th September 

19 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – still at 19.25, also Turnstone still

19 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one still 17.55, also Great White Egret, 23 Ringed Plovers and 10 Dunlins

19 Sep   Little Stint  Hollowell Res – two juveniles at 17.30, also 6 Ringed Plovers and Northern Wheatear still

19 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay 10.30, also Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plovers and 4 Dunlins, plus Great White Egret, 4 Ruffs and Greenshank in Walgrave Bay

Monday 18th September

18 Sep   Osprey  Earls Barton GP – one flew over Whitemills Marina at 14.00

18 Sep   Little Stint  Pitsford Res – one, 100 metres south of the causeway car park this morning, also 7 Ringed Plovers and 5 Dunlins

18 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – two, plus a Stonechat, along the railway track this morning

18 Sep   Whinchat  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also Ruff

Sunday 17th September

17 Sep   Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ still, 16.00

17 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present this afternoon, also Great White Egret still, Peregrine, Hobby, 6 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 10+ Dunlins, 3 Greenshanks and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls

17 Sep   Short-eared Owl  Harrington AF – one by the third bunker today, also Common Redstart just south of first bunker

17 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still this afternoon, at 13.00

17 Sep   Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ still, hunting over rough field by feeder stream 11.30

17 Sep   Osprey  Bulwick – one flew over Bulwick Road toward Blatherwycke this morning

17 Sep   Curlew Sandpiper  Hollowell Res – no sign at 09.35, 3 Dunlins present

17 Sep   Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – ‘ringtail’ still at 08.50

17 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present this morning, also Curlew Sandpiper at the feeder stream end, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers and Northern Wheatear (probably Greenland leucorhoa)

17 Sep   Hen Harrier  Stanford Res – a ‘ringtail’ quartering the field behind the hide at 08.10, also Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers and juvenile Arctic Tern still this morning

Saturday 16th September

16 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – no sign of juvenile this morning

16 Sep   Great White Egret  Sulby Res – one at the eastern end 11.40

16 Sep   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – an adult at the southern end 10.45

16 Sep   Common Redstart  Harrington AF – one by the first bunker 10.30, also 43 Golden Plovers

16 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present 10.00, also 4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins and Green Sandpiper

16 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present this morning, also Great White Egret still, 4 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 8 Dunlins, Redshank, 5 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and 2 Stonechats

16 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present 08.45, also 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, Green Sandpiper and a Short-eared Owl briefly

16 Sep   Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – juvenile still this morning, also 2 Green Sandpipers

16 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present this morning at 07.00

Friday 15th September 

15 Sep   Azores Gull  Stanwick GP – putative adult on Visitor Centre Lake again very briefly this evening

15 Sep   Manx Shearwater  Northampton – one picked up in Duston this morning will be released in Pembrokeshire tomorrow

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still by dam at 19.20

15 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present 18.20

15 Sep   Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – juvenile still this afternoon

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile present again at 17.15

15 Sep   Gannet  Daventry CP – two juveniles reported flying east at 16.49

15 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present on sailing club side of Guilsborough Bay 15.10

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile flew off west at 14.00

15 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present in Guilsborough Bay 10.45, also Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Redshank and Whinchat

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile returned at 09.40 and showing well in Lovell’s Bay, in front of Visitor Centre 10.20

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still early morning, then flew north over dam at 09.15 (it has done this before and may return)

15 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still by dam 07.30

Thursday 14th September 

14 Sep   Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – juvenile in Blower’s Lodge Bay this afternoon

14 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still by dam 16.50

14 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present this afternoon, also Great White Egret still, Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Ruff, 6 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and White Wagtail

14 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present on Guilsborough Point 15.25, also 4 Turnstones at 16.20

14 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile showing very well on shoreline by overflow at the end of the dam 09.00

14 Sep   Grey Plover  Pitsford Res – one flew north over Scaldwell Bay 08.35

14 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still early morning, then flew north over dam with Black-headed Gulls at 07.50 (it has done this before and may return)

Wednesday 13th September

13 Sep   Arctic Tern  Stanford Res – a juvenile in the evening

13 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still present 19.20

13 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – still present but mobile on northern shoreline toward dam 18.30

13 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile still present in middle of reservoir 18.00

13 Sep   Osprey  Hollowell Res – one flew toward Ravensthorpe Res late afternoon

13 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – relocated late afternoon

13 Sep   Sabine’s Gull  Daventry CP – juvenile by the dam 16.35, also adult Caspian Gull, Ruff, Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

13 Sep   Grey Phalarope  Hollowell Res – one on Guilsborough Point, 13.55 to 14.37, after which flushed by rowers and no further sign

13 Sep   Caspian Gull  Naseby Res – an adult at 11.45 then flew north

13 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also Great White Egret still, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 6 Greenshanks and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls

13 Sep   Arctic Tern  Stanwick GP – a juvenile early morning, also Greenshank

Tuesday 12th September

12 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present, also Great White Egret still, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruff, 5 Greenshanks and 2 Whinchats

12 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter early morning, also 2 Hobbies

Monday 11th September

11 Sep   Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the Visitor Centre Lake early evening, also 2 first-winter Mediterranean Gulls

11 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter at midday, also 3 Hobbies, Greenshank and 14 Yellow-legged Gulls

11 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still in Walgrave Bay this morning, also Great White Egret still, 2 Hobbies, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Ruff, 7 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Whinchat

Sunday 10th September 

10 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still this afternoon, from Bird Club Hide, also 3 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Whinchat

10 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – three (two trapped and ringed) this morning; 450+ Blackcaps trapped and ringed this weekend

10 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Ditchford GP – a juvenile at Irthlingborough Lakes & Meadows, on Dragonfly Lake

10 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present, in Walgrave Bay 10.45, also Great White Egret, Hobby and Greenshank

10 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile flew off south over The Granary 10.15

10 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile again this morning at 08.45

Saturday 9th September 

09 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one in front of hide early afternoon, also Black-tailed Godwit

09 Sep   Osprey  Aldwincle – one flew east 13.00

09 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one again over the feeder stream 12.31

09 Sep   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the feeder stream 11.59, flew toward dam

09 Sep   Wood Sandpiper  Ravensthorpe Res – one by the feeder stream 11.15, also 6 Green Sandpipers and Common Snipe

09 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile again this morning at 10.30

09 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present, in Scaldwell Bay 10.00, also Garganey, Great White Egret, Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruffs, Dunlin, 8 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

09 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two trapped and ringed this morning

09 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still this morning at 09.10

09 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter on Visitor Centre Lake early morning, also Hobby and 2 Greenshanks

Friday 8th September 

08 Sep   Caspian Gull  Hollowell Res – an adult late afternoon, also Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and first-winter Yellow-legged Gull

08 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present, in Walgrave Bay late afternoon, also Great White Egret in Scaldwell Bay, plus Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruffs, 6 Greenshanks and Whinchat

08 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one again around the islands this afternoon, also Whinchat still

08 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – four around the islands 11.45, also Peregrine, Greenshank and 2 Whinchats still

08 Sep   Azores Gull  Stanwick GP – putative adult on Visitor Centre Lake very briefly this morning

08 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two first-winters still on Visitor Centre Lake this morning

Thursday 7th September 

07 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – two first-winters on islands in Visitor Centre Lake this evening, also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls

07 Sep   Caspian Gull  Daventry CP – first-winter this evening, also Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

07 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – first-winter again on islands in Visitor Centre Lake 16.55

07 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Stanford Res – one around the islands 13.10, also Whinchat still

07 Sep   Common Redstart  Harrington AF a male by the third bunker late morning

07 Sep   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – two trapped and ringed this morning

07 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still this morning

Wednesday 6th September

06 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still present, in Scaldwell Bay this afternoon, also 2 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Whinchats

06 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – two still this afternoon, also Peregrine, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

06 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still this morning

Tuesday 5th September

05 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still 18.40, also Greenshank

05 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still in Walgrave Bay early evening, also Great White Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, Dunlin, 7 Greenshanks

05 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – juvenile still, in oak tree by road, opposite main lake 17.10

05 Sep   Mediterranean Gull  Stanwick GP – first-winter on islands in Visitor Centre Lake 17.00

05 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – one still this afternoon

05 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – two again this afternoon, also Common Redstart

05 Sep   Whinchat  Sywell CP – two this afternoon

05 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway at midday, also Garganey, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruffs, Dunlin, 8 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, Common Snipe and 6 Yellow-legged Gulls

05 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay 10.55, also 2 Ruffs and 5 Greenshanks

Monday 4th September 

04 Sep   Caspian Gull  Stanwick GP – a first-winter on the Visitor Centre Lake this evening

04 Sep   Osprey  Fawsley Park Lake – one fishing today

04 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – still on north bank, on causeway side of gorse bushes 16.15

04 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still north of the causeway this afternoon, also Pintail, Garganey, Hobby, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruffs, 2 Dunlins, 8 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers and White Wagtail

04 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – relocated with 2 Ringed Plovers on north bank, below gorse bushes early afternoon

04 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – one still by the dam 12.30 but then possibly flew off

04 Sep   Whinchat  Bugbrooke – one on a hedgerow east of the village then flew north

04 Sep   Spotted Redshank  Pitsford Res – one by the dam this morning

04 Sep   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still this morning

Sunday 3rd September

03 Sep   Black Tern  Pitsford Res – one in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon, also Great White Egret, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpipers

03 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still early afternoon, also 2 Garganeys, Peregrine, Hobby, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 8 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe

03 Sep   Whinchat  Harrington AF – two still this morning

03 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still this morning, also Greenshank and Green Sandpiper

Saturday 2nd September

02 Sep   Osprey  Welford Res – one flew toward Sulby Res late afternoon

02 Sep   Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one between the Chippings Compound and the first bunker, also 3 Whinchats this morning

02 Sep   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over the dam at 10.30, also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Common Redstart trapped and ringed

02 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also 2 Garganeys, 2 Ruffs, 3 Dunlins, 8 Greenshanks, and Common Sandpiper plus Common Redstart in hedge along Scaldwell Bay and one reported near Goosander Hide

02 Sep    Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one this morning, also 2 Pintails, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers

Friday 1st September

01 Sep   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – two (one drake) in Scaldwell Bay mid-late afternoon

01 Sep   Marsh Harrier  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay 16.00

01 Sep   Common Redstart  Twywell – two in a hedgerow between Twywell Hills & Dales and Twywell village 15.45, also Northern Wheatear in adjacent field

01 Sep   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still this morning, also Osprey over south, Peregrine, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruff, Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank and Common Snipe

01 Sep   Whinchat  Stanford Res – one still in the field by the Blower’s Lodge Bay poplars this morning

Thursday 31st August 

31 Aug   Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – two flew from 3rd bunker

31 Aug   Whinchat  Sywell CP – still in the north-east bay 16.45

31 Aug   Whinchat  Bozenham Mill – one this afternoon

31 Aug   Osprey  Cogenhoe – one fishing along the River Nene in the vicinity of Cogenhoe Mill 15.15

31 Aug   Whinchat  Glapthorn Cow Pasture – two in hedges up the Biggin Hall track

31 Aug   Osprey  Stanford Res – one at 12.46

31 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, in Scaldwell Bay early afternoon, also 2 Garganey, Peregrine, 3 Greenshanks and Common Sandpiper

31 Aug   Whinchat  Stanford Res – two in the field by the Blower’s Lodge Bay poplars this morning

31 Aug   Whinchat  Sywell CP – one in the north-east bay this morning

31 Aug    Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – one on the main lake this morning, also Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 5 Common Snipe

Wednesday 30th August 

30 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – one still this evening, also Greenshank

30 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, in Scaldwell Bay this evening, also 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins, 6-7 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

30 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult now on spit in the north-east corner of the main lake early evening

30 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still, in Scaldwell Bay this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe

30 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on Visitor Centre Lake 07.15

Tuesday 29th August 

29 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult back on Visitor Centre Lake this evening

29 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – still in Walgrave Bay this afternoon, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 7 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull

29 Aug   Garganey  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway 10.50,  also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Greenshanks, and 4 Common Snipe

29 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one along the (disused) railway track 10.00

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

29 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanwick GP – a juvenile on islands in the A45 Lay-by Pit

Monday 28th August 

28 Aug   Little Tern  Hollowell Res – three (adult and two juveniles) from 16.20 until at least 18.30

28 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one in Walgrave Bay this morning, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Greenshanks and 2 White Wagtails

28 Aug   Marsh Harrier  Stanwick GP – one flying south-west along River Nene Valley

28 Aug  Osprey  Stanford Res – one at 08.00 and again at 10.15

28 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one trapped and ringed this morning, also Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank

Sunday 27th August 

27 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two still north of the causeway, also Garganey still, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 14 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and 3 Green Sandpipers this afternoon/evening

27 Aug   Whinchat  Hollowell Res – one this afternoon, also 2 Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper

27 Aug   Common Redstart  Fawsley Park – one in hedge north of The Granary this morning

27 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – two north of the causeway this morning, also 9 Greenshanks

27 Aug   Osprey  Silverstone – one reported flying over racing circuit this morning

27 Aug   Osprey  Stanford Res – one at 09.12

27 Aug   Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one in the hedge crossing the hill at the northern end 08.20

27 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two still this morning, also Greenshank and Common Snipe

Saturday 26th August

26 Aug   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – adult drake still off Catwalk Bay 19.00, also 5 Ringed Plovers and 11 Dunlins south of the causeway

26 Aug   Bufflehead  Clifford Hill GP – escaped, metal-ringed female still late afternoon, also Goldeneye and Greenshank

26 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult on shoreline of main lake, to right of pontoons, 18.00, also Greenshank

26 Aug   Osprey  Stanford Res – one over this afternoon, also Northern Wheatear plus another Common Redstart trapped and ringed

26 Aug   Osprey  Summer Leys LNR – one reported in a dead tree, viewable from Pioneer Hide late morning

26 Aug   Common Redstart  Borough Hill – one in second cross hedge at the north-western end late morning

26 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult reportedly back on shoreline of main lake, to right of pontoons, late morning

26 Aug   Whinchat  Borough Hill – one just north of the compound 10.20

26 Aug   Common Scoter  Pitsford Res – adult drake south of causeway, between car park and Catwalk Bay 09.45, also 2 Garganeys in Scaldwell Bay, Goldeneye, Great White Egret (Walgrave Bay), Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and 2 Greenshanks

26 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – juvenile male trapped and ringed this morning

26 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – no sign of adult this morning

26 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – two this morning

Friday 25th August

25 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on Main Lake, on spit in north-east corner, mid-evening

25 Aug   Tree Pipit  Borough Hill – one at 11.50, also Northern Wheatear

25 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay 11.05 also Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

25 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – male along the (disused) railway track this morning 06.55

25 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on Main Lake, on shore in front of the Adventure Centre 06.50 but elusive

Thursday 24th August 

24 Aug   Black Tern  Stanford Res – still at 18.45

24 Aug   Common Redstart  Preston Deanery – one in hedgerow by Rookery Farm, 17.45

24 Aug   Black Tern  Stanford Res – one at 16.35, also Black-tailed Godwit

24 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on Main Lake, on spit in north-east corner, 14.30

24 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult now on Main Lake, on line of vegetated buoys in front of the Adventure Centre 11.30

24 Aug   Common Redstart  Long Buckby – one in Cotton End Park, 09.00

24 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 06.25

Wednesday 23rd August

23 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Stanford Res – a juvenile this evening, also Greenshank

23 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 15.20

23 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 12.00

23 Aug    Osprey  Borough Hill – one over, low, at 11.00 flew toward Daventry CP, also Northern Wheatear there

23 Aug   Common Redstart  Stanford Res – one along the (disused) railway track this morning 07.15

23 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 06.30

Tuesday 22nd August 

22 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 18.10

22 Aug   Tree Pipit  Harrington AF – one on bushes 500m north of chippings compound 15.15

22 Aug   Common Redstart  Clifford Hill GP – one in bushes along Hardingstone Dyke this morning

22 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 11.45

22 Aug    Osprey  Pitsford Res – one around the dam for 20 minutes before flying toward the causeway at 10.00

22 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – adult still on the Visitor Centre Lake 06.30, also Tree Pipit over

Monday 21st August

21 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – still on the Visitor Centre Lake 18.45

21 Aug    Osprey  Stanford Res – one 18.20, also Greenshank

21 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – still on the Visitor Centre Lake 17.30, showing well on islands

21 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – still on the Visitor Centre Lake 13.15, showing well on islands

21 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – still on the Visitor Centre Lake 09.30, showing well on islands

21 Aug    Temminck’s Stint  Stanwick GP – one on the Visitor Centre Lake 08.30

Sunday 20th August

20 Aug   Common Redstart  Priors Hall (Corby) – one at midday

20 Aug   Great White Egret  Pitsford Res – one still in Scaldwell Bay 10.00 also Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin and Green Sandpiper

20 Aug   Whinchat  Stanford Res – one this morning, also 2 Greenshanks and Dunlin

Saturday 19th August 

19 Aug   Black-tailed Godwit  Pitsford Res – four in Scaldwell Bay at midday, also Ringed Plover Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper

Friday 18th August

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

 

15 Responses to Latest Reports

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  2. michael hedge says:

    50+linnets pitsford res today at 12.near first hide

  3. michael hedge says:

    spotted the linnets along waters edge

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  5. Andy Witcomb says:

    Sole waxwing seen yesterday in Badby by allotment, watched for 20 minutes, no more about.

  6. Sarah Ansell says:

    Hi is this the right place to report birds? I’ve only just found you! I live in West Hunsbury, Northampton near the Shelfley lake off Ladybridge Drive. Very excited today as for the first time we have a flock of fieldfares in the Close. We feed a lot of birds in our garden so hopefully they will stick around. But also I walked round the lake this morning and spotted the single heron we have. Then I saw what looked like a black heron. I was a little way away from it so my details might not be quite right and my camera phone is useless. It was a bit smaller than a normal heron, completely black as far as I could see, long bill curved a bit at the end and the tail was quite fanned out. When I got home I looked for it and the only two things which resembled it were a shag and a cormorant. It looked more like the shag tbh but it would be as far away from the coast as you could get! Any thoughts? Many thanks, Sarah PS I will try to get a photo next time I go down if it’s still there.

    • Mike Alibone says:

      Sarah, Thanks for the report. It will almost certainly be a Cormorant – they are common in Northants and breed at several localities. Shag is not impossible, though, as there was one on Abington Park Lake a couple of winters ago. If you would like to report sightings then please email me at northantsbirds@ntlworld.com Thanks!

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  8. Mandy says:

    Mike – could the injured Ruddy Shelduck not be rescued and treated, e.g. by RSPCA?

  9. COLIN TURVEY says:

    20/01/2017 c20 Waxwing Park area back of Woodside Avenue.( North of Northampton College) Flew off over A43 towards woodland between Holmecross Road and Heather Lane.

    I hope this is the right place to send a report in.

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