Shelter Funding AppealThe Tice's Meadow Bird Group applied for £1,000 funding from the Aviva Community Fund to build a shelter on Horton's Mound.
Voting closed on November 18th and we received an amazing 1,602 votes. We were successful in becoming finalists and are now undergoing the due dilgence process. Watch this space for news.
A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us!
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Monday November 14thNo reports.
Tuesday November 15thCarey Lodge reported c80 Golden Plover (over, heading West) this morning.
Wednesday November 16thSteve Minhinnick reported a Peregrine this afternoon.
Thursday November 17thMark Elsoffer reported a Snipe, 182 Lapwing, 2 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 30 Teal, 50 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Kestrel and a Buzzard today.
Friday November 18thNo reports.
Saturday November 19thMark Elsoffer reported a Snipe, 125 Lapwing, 10 Mallard, 18 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 30 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, 2 Chinese Goose, a Stonechat, 3 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite and 2 Peregrine (1 adult, 1 juvenile) this morning.
NB: Chinese Geese are a local favourite (we used to have a resident trio which were released on site), but all records are obviously escapees from a wildfowl collection.
|(c) Mark Elsoffer - Peregrine|
Sunday November 20thRichard Seargent reported a Yellow-legged Gull (adult) this afternoon.
Monday November 21stRichard Horton reported 14 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, a Water Rail and 3 Yellow-legged Gull today.
Tuesday November 22ndCarey Lodge reported a Green Sandpiper, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Red Kite today.
Wednesday November 23rdNo reports.
Thursday November 24thMark Elsoffer reported a Green Sandpiper, 150 Lapwing, 6 Pochard, 12 Mallard, 18 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, a Yellow-legged Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, a Stonechat, a Raven, a Buzzard, a Red Kite, a Kestrel and a Peregrine today.
Friday November 25thJohn Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper and a Peregrine this morning.
|(c) John Hunt - Gadwall|
|(c) John Hunt - Gadwall|
Saturday November 26thNo reports.
Sunday November 27thRichard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail this morning.
In addition, Graham King reported 2 Snipe, 60 Lapwing, 40 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, a Siskin, 20 Lesser Redpoll and a Kestrel today.
|(c) Richard Seargent - The Woods|
Monday November 28thJohn Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, a Kestrel, a Red Kite and a Peregrine this morning.
Tuesday November 29thRichard Horton reported a Common Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, a White Wagtail, 8 Goldcrest, 10 Siskin, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Brambling, 6 Bullfinch, 14 Redwing, 17 Fieldfare and a Buzzard today.
This is the first recorded sighting of Brambling this winter. The count of 2 Brambling equals the site record.
The count of 8 Goldcrest is a new site record.
NB: White Wagtail is not considered a separate species from Pied Wagtail by the BOU.
Wednesday November 30thNo reports.
Thursday December 1stNo reports.
Friday December 2ndNo reports.
Saturday December 3rdNo reports.
Sunday December 4thJohn Hunt reported 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe and a Red Kite this morning.
|(c) John Hunt - Frosty Morning|