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Latest sightings

  • Sightings in bold are marked as such to note either rarity, a high number counted, or an unusual date
  • For a complete Excel spreadsheet list of the 103 species seen from 1st Jan to date (29th March), click here.
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September 20th
Lavell’s Lake – Water Rail, 2 Teal (Alan Rymer)

September 19th
Lea Farm GP – 100+ Swallow flew south over landfill within 75 minutes, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on balancing pool (Brian Bennett); Sparrowhawk chased Kingfisher, which dived underwater to evade capture, Little Grebe, Kingfisher flew south along Loddon (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Hobby (Rick Dawson)
White Swan Lake – Cetti’s Warbler in sub-song (Richard Marsh)
Redwood Lake – 35 Gadwall (Richard Marsh)

September 18th
Lea Farm GP – Nuthatch (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Swallow over car park field (Anne Cronin); Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Nuthatch, Bar-headed Goose (David Hampton)


Nuthatch at Lea Farm GP – Geoff Emmett

September 17th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine over north from Lavells (Brian Bennett); Little Grebe on balancing pond (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Grebe near Teal hide (Richard Marsh); Green Sandpiper from Bittern hide, Nuthatch & Goldcrest in car park field (Nick Kightley)

September 16th
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher by Bittern hide (Simon Marlow)
Mortimer’s Meadow – 2 Meadow Pipit high over west, then 10 over south (FJC)

September 15th
Lea Farm GP – 12 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – c20 Song Thrush on west edge of car park field (FJC)

September 14th
Lea Farm GP – Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Meadow Pipit over towards landfill (FJC); 2 Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler heard (Richard Marsh); Kingfisher (R Keel)
Sandford Lake – Snipe (Richard Marsh)

September 13th
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Swallow on overhead wire behind scrape (Richard Marsh); Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Alan Rymer)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Juvenile Pied Flycatcher (R. Gilham at 13.00 then R. Collins at 17.28); Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, 4 Blackcap (R. Gilham & R. Marsh); Chiffchaff (Steve Day); Goldcrest (R. Marsh)

September 12th
Sandford Lake – Pintail (Steve Day)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Juvenile Pied Flycatcher (Andy Merrick et al); 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Trevor Guyatt). This site is between Bader Way & River Loddon; birds were seen around copse at northern end of meadow.

September 11th
Lea Farm GP – Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Peter Scudamore); Little Egret, 67 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall (FJC); Snipe (Peter Scudamore)
Sandford Lake – 20 Shoveler, 66 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 13 Teal (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 28 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall (FJC)


Reed Bunting at Lea Farm GP – Geoff Emmett

September 10th
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe, Green Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl flying around meadow, 10 Teal (FJC); 2 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, m. Kestrel, Bar-headed Goose (Gavin Turner)
Black Swan Lake – Male Pintail, 27+ Shoveler (FJC); 5 Chiffchaff (Paul O’Neill)

September 9th
Lea Farm GP – Little Egret, Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Rick Dawson)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher (Jenny Vaughan); Sparrowhawk (Rick Dawson)

September 8th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Little Grebe. Also 2 Meadow Pipit over landfill (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk from Bittern hide (Suren Akkaraju); Hobby from Bittern hide (S K Proddow)
Sandford Lake – 35+ Shoveler, 12 Teal, 24+ Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – Two groups of Swallows over with 50+ in each (FJC)

September 7th
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl in the box, 6 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Meadow Pipit over landfill, Yellow Wagtail over landfill heading towards Lea Farm, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap in big Hawthorn (FJC); 2 Hobby in tree (Geoff Emmett); Raven seen from landfill high heading toward Lodge Wood, Peregrine over landfill from the north west (Trevor Guyatt)
Black Swan Lake – 6 Pochard, 2 Teal (FJC)


2 Hobby’s at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Little Grebe with dinner at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

September 6th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Spotted Flycatcher seen briefly near the big Hawthorne tree (FJC); Kingfisher seen from Bittern hide, 6+ Blackcap near the big Hawthorne tree (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Blackcap in middle of Sandford Lane, 2 Kingfisher active around lake, Common Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)

September 5th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Barnacle Goose feral (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Tawny Owl calling east of car park, Yellow Wagtail heard over landfill (FJC); 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Anne Cronin)
Sandford Lake – Tawny Owl second one calling near Black Swan (FJC)

September 4th
Lea Farm GP – Little Ringed Plover in the south west corner, Sedge Warbler (Richard Marsh); Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, Kingfisher seen from the bittern hide, Sparrowhawk low across the car park field (Richard Marsh); Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Anne Cronin); Ring-necked Parakeet on the feeders (Martin Jones)

September 3rd
Lea Farm GP – 17 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 7 Wigeon over towards Dinton, Green Sandpiper (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 7 Wigeon (Peter Scudamore)
Sandford Lake – Spotted Flycatcher along west side, Common Sandpiper.
(Brian Bennett); 27 Shoveler flew towards Black Swan Lake then returned (FJC)

September 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Snipe on the north east spit, 60+ Sand Martin over the water feeding, Common Sandpiper on raft in front of the hide (Bob Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Bar-headed Goose, Hobby (Marek Walford); Hobby seen from Bittern hide (Richard Marsh); 60+ Greylag Geese heading towards fields east of Dinton, 23 Cormorant flew in from the east (FJC)
Sandford Lake – Spotted Flycatcher west side by stream (Richard Marsh); Hobby over lake (Bob Bennett)
Middle Marsh Lake – Hobby (Renton Righelato)


Spotted Flycatcher at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett


Hobby taking off at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Hobby resting at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

September 1st
Lea Farm GP – Whinchat on the far shore left of the island, Mandarin Duck female, Little Ringed Plover juvenile, 2 Common Sandpiper, 98 Lapwing, Bar-headed Goose, Little Egret (Marek Walford)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, 2 Shoveler females (Les Blundell); Lesser Whitethroat (Ewan Jones)
Sandford Lake – 3 Spotted Flycatcher west side by stream (Alan Rymer); Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 6 Teal (Brian Bennett); 2 Common Sandpiper on big island (John McGowan); 17+ Shoveler (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – Black-necked Grebe juvenile around raft at north west corner of Goat Island viewed across north bay of lake from north bank seen with Brian Bennett (Trevor Guyatt)
Middle Marsh Lake – Hobby (Jenny Vaughan)


Lesser Whitethroat at Lavell’s Lake – Ewan Jones


Black-necked Grebe in transition plumage on Black Swan Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 31st
Lea Farm GP – Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear on the landfill (Richard Marsh); 2 Whinchat in landfill vegetation, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sedge Warbler (Brian Bennett); Whitethroat seen with the Whinchats (Trevor Guyatt)
Lavell’s Lake – Kestrel in the car park field (Suren Akkaraju)
Sandford Lake – 2 Spotted Flycatcher mobile in trees along the stream 50-80 metres in from gate to Sandford Lane, 2 Kingfisher on north side of lake, Sparrowhawk near spot where I expected to see the Spotted Flycatcher (Richard Marsh)


Record shot of 2 Whinchats at Lea Farm – FJC


2 Spotted Flycatchers at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett


Spotted Flycatcher at Sandford Lake – Ida Groot


Sedge Warbler at Lea Farm – Ida Groot

August 30th
Lavell’s Lake – Linnet perched on Hawthorn hedge then dropped and no further sign, 2 Raven flew north, Willow Warbler in subsong by Balancing Pool (FJC); 2 Lesser Whitethroats in the car park field around large Hawthorn, 2 Bullfinch female in car park field, 5+ Blackcap in car park field, Kestrel female back on wires over car park field (Trevor Guyatt); Willow Warbler (Brian Bennett)
Sandford Lake – 2 Spotted Flycatcher on west side near stream (Steven Day)


2 Spotted Flycatcher at Sandford Lake – Steven Day

August 29th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Little-ringed Plover juvenile (FJC); Kestrel on the landfill (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby perched in dead tree on the island, Kingfisher flew past hide (Richard Marsh); 5 Teal (Alan Rymer); Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Stephen Doel)

August 28th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Teal, Shoveler, Mandarin Duck (Peter Scudamore); Barnacle Goose amid the Canada Geese, Sparrowhawk, Hobby see from path to the hide, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (David Dolan)
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 12+ Blackcap all in tall Hawthorn in the north west corner in the car park field (Brian Bennett)

August 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret (Marek Walford); Hobby over car park field (Brian Bennett); 2 Swift over (Anne Cronin); Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Bunting male (Ida Groot)
Black Swan Lake – Swift, Little Egret (Marek Walford)


Great Spotted Woodpecker at Lavell’s Lake – Ida Groot


Great Crested Grebe in flight at Lavell’s Lake – Ida Groot

August 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Wheatear only visible from Balancing Pool viewing spot, Spotted Flycatcher possible circled taller trees on west side but headed off towards Black Swan (FJC); 2 Little Grebe in north east corner just over far end of bund, Green Sandpiper by island reeds (Trevor Guyatt)
Sandford Lake – Swift over (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 120+ mixed House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow on wires next to giant zip wire, Hobby over picnic area heading south, Common Sandpiper on main island, 2 Kingfisher near DAC (FJC); Swift over (Trevor Guyatt)

August 25th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, Mandarin Duck female, Kingfisher, 2 Little Egrets, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Nuthatch (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Lesser Whitethroat in the car park field, 5+ Reed Warblers at the Balancing Pool, Willow Warbler at the Balancing Pool, 15+ Blackcap in car park field, 2 Garden Warbler in car park field (FJC); Hobby (Geoff Emmett)
Black Swan Lake – 50+ House Martin, Sand Martin over, Swallow over (FJC)


Hobby in trees at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Hobby in trees at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 24th
Lea Farm GP – Little Egret, Kingfisher, Mandarin Duck female, Wheatear on vent on the landfill (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Green Sandpiper from Bittern hide, Sparrowhawk over car park field, Nuthatch over car park field, Lesser Whitethroat in the car park field (Richard Marsh)

August 23rd
Lea Farm GP – Teal, 2 Shoveler, Common Sandpiper (Peter Scudamore); Kingfisher (David Dolan)
Lavell’s Lake – Wigeon, 2 Green Sandpiper on the Balancing Pool (FJC); 3 Green Sandpiper (Peter Scudamore)


Kingfisher at Lea Farm – David Dolan

August 22nd
Lea Farm GP – Nuthatch on feeder (Steve Reed); Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Sedge Warbler, Bar-headed Goose (Rick Dawson); Mandarin female swam into southeast corner, Sparrowhawk female (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Whitethroat in tall Hawthorn at end of car park field, Garden Warbler, 2+ Blackcaps both in same Hawthorn tree (Brian Bennett); 4 Green Sandpiper (Rick Dawson); Wigeon male seen from Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)


Nuthatch on the feeders at Lea Farm – Steve Reed

August 21th
Lea Farm GP – Hobby over, Kingfisher flew past the front of the hide (Bob Bennett); Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, 2 Wheatear males on landfill inspecting all the vents (Richard Marsh); Shoveler female, Green Woodpecker (David Dolan)
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby hunting, Kingfisher, 4 Green Sandpiper, Whitethroat, Blackcap female, Bullfinch male in the car park field (Richard Marsh); Teal female (Bob Bennett)
Sandford Lake – 58 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 200+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull adult, Common Sandpiper (FJC)


Record shot of 2 Wheatears on a landfill vent at Lea Farm – David Dolan


Hobby in trees at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 20th
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Whitethroat near big Hawthorn, Large Warbler flock is currently moving behind Tern scrape it has about 40-50 birds mostly Blackcap but 2-3 Whitethroat, 3-4 Chiffchaff (FJC); Treecreeper, Reed Bunting juvenile behind feeders at Bittern Hide (Laurence Forster); 4 Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders at Bittern hide (Trevor Guyatt)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Swift over, Coal Tit in pines by Dinton Activity Centre (FJC)

August 19th
Lea Farm GP – Common Sandpiper (John McGowan); Mandarin Duck female, Greenfinch juvenile on the feeders, Shoveler female (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper on the Balancing pool, Little Grebe on the Balancing pool (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Bar-headed Goose, 2 Shoveler, 7 Teal (Marek Walford)


Juvenile Greenfinch on the feeders at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Female Mandarin Duck at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 18th
Lea Farm GP – Shoveler, 45 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret (Marek Walford); Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch (Steve Rogers)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper seen from Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Bar-headed Goose, 2 Shoveler, 7 Teal (Marek Walford)


Reed Warbler at Lea Farm – Steve Rodgers

August 17th
Lea Farm GP – Raven flew west over the Loddon (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Swift (FJC); Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Little Grebe earlier on Balancing Pool, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap around John’s bench (Richard Marsh); Treecreeper (Steve Rodgers); Kingfisher flew upstream from under bridge from car park field to Lavells Lake (Eddie Napper); Lesser Whitethroat in the car park field (Geoff Emmett)


Lesser Whitethroat at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Great Crested Grebe with juvenile at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Treecreeper at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rodgers

August 16th
Lea Farm GP – 11 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Ring Necked Parakeet juvenile (Geoff Emmett); 4 Sand Martin holes still occupied, 90 Lapwing on the Landfill, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Michael Hubbard Senior)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher (Rick Dawson)
Sandford Lake – Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Rick Dawson)


Green Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Common Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


3 Sand Martin juveniles waiting for food! – Michael Hubbard Senior

August 15th
Lea Farm GP – Wheatear seen on a landfill vent, having been found earlier by FJC, Little Egret (Richard Marsh); Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin Duck (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher juvenile seen across the lake then landed near Bittern hide, Grey Wagtail juvenile, Hobby seen from Bittern hide in a dead tree on the south side of the lake (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 5 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Common Tern, Shoveler (FJC)

August 14th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Egret (Rick Dawson)
Lavell’s Lake – Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Little Egret (Rick Dawson)
Sandford Lake – 2 Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe (Peter Scudamore)

August 13th
Lea Farm GP – Pied Wagtail with beak full of insects, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull adult with two juveniles, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe juvenile (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Treecreeper. Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail juveniles on the bund (Richard Marsh); 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Wigeon, Little Egret, Bar Headed Goose (Alan Rymer)


Kingfisher at Lavell’s Lake – Ida Groot


2 Juvenile Grey Wagtails on the bund at Lavell’s Lake – Richard Marsh

August 12th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Teal (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher adult male and juvenile (Peter Scudamore); 2 Bullfinch male and female flew across path to Bittern hide (Michael Hubbard Senior)
Sandford Lake – 7 Teal 5 asleep near island and 2 swimming near shore to west of hide (Peter Scudamore)

August 11th
Lea Farm GP – Oystercatcher only 4th record in August, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel on landfill, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, and Whitethroat female all in front of hide (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Grey Wagtail on bund, Bar Headed Goose (Paul Hawkings); 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret in front of Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)


Grey Wagtail at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 10th
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby, Bullfinch male over path to hide, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 2 Green Sandpiper near island, Kingfisher, Mixed Warbler flock consisting of 20+ Blackcap, Whitethroat, Garden and Willow Warbler seen with FJC (Richard Marsh); 3 Stock Dove, Snipe on bund immediately in front of hide (Michael Hubbard Senior)
Sandford Lake – Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)


Snipe at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 9th
Lea Farm GP – Sedge Warbler (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – Ringed Plover juvenile, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Brian Bennett)


Sedge Warbler at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Juvenile Ringed Plover at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett


Sedge Warbler at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 8th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 22 Stock Dove, 4 Herring Gull 2 adults and 2 juveniles, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 adults and a juvenile (Richard Marsh); Little Egret, Common Sandpiper second one on southern spit, Reed Warbler in reed in front of hide, Reed Bunting female to left of hide (Bob Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk flew past hide into feeder area (Richard Marsh); Ring-necked Parakeet over car park field, Sparrowhawk female over car park field before turning into bushes on the left side (Bob Bennett); 4 Green Sandpiper (Marcus I’Anson)
Sandford Lake – Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)


Red Kite in trees across the Loddon near Lavell’s Lake – Richard Marsh

August 7th
Lea Farm GP – Hobby over (Nick Knightley); Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Ida Groot); Common Sandpiper (David Williams-Jones)
Lavell’s Lake – Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Snipe (Nick Knightley); Barn Owl in tree to the right of nest box hissing at box trying to raise reluctant youngsters (David Williams-Jones)
Mortimer Meadows – Kestrel over the meadow (Brian Bennett)

August 6th
Lea Farm GP – Nuthatch on feeders, Whitethroat in front of hide, 2 Herring Gull immatures, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull adults (Richard Marsh); 2 Teal (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher seen from Bittern hide, Green Woodpecker over the car park field, Bullfinch male over the car park field, Snipe from Bittern hide, 4 Green Sandpiper from Bittern hide (Richard Marsh); 3 Barn Owl one sitting on the path between the bench and Bittern hide probably a juvenile judging by it’s clumsy flight and 2 more seen in trees behind the nest box (Alan Travers)
Sandford Lake – Wigeon, 2 Shoveler (Trevor Guyatt); 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher (Brian Bennett)


2 Barn Owls in trees at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers

August 5th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull (Ida Groot)

August 4th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Barn Owl sitting in bush best viewed from path to hide (Andy Dearing and Ida Groot); 2 Green Sandpiper at the Balancing Pool (Brian Bennett)


Barn Owl at Lavell’s Lake – Ida Groot


Sleeping Barn Owl at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe, 7 Stock Dove (Richard Marsh); 3 Reed Warbler in reeds to left of hide, Reed Bunting female on feeders (Bob Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Mandarin Duck juvenile male on the River Loddon, Barn Owl adult seen briefly in doorway to box, Nuthatch in tree by the Loddon, Green Sandpiper (Richard Marsh)


Juvenile Male Mandarin Duck on the Loddon – Richard Marsh

August 1st
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Mandarin Duck in from north circled and headed for Black Swan or Sandford (FJC)
Sandford Lake – Teal (FJC)

FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE