** 18-3-18**

*Lesser spotted woodpecker seen on 9th March, by Jesse Stow.*

29-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1 (from Tyler Hide), __lesser spotted woodpecker__ x 1 (heard drumming in the goat paddock),

chiffchaff x 7, blackcap x 1 (singing WL), siskin x 15, redwing x 1, coal tit x 1, lapwings displaying in front of Tyler Hide.

other interesting sightings for the local area, i.e. the sheep field are:

spoonbill circling over and red kite flying south both at 12:10 p.m.

28-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1, common snipe x 6, chiffchaff x 3, reed bunting x 2.

27-3-18

House martin x 15 (East Lake), chiffchaff x 1.

26-3-18

Mistle thrush x 1 (opposite visitor centre singing and alarm calling), grey wagtail x 1 (calling over visitor centre), coal tit x 1 (by cottage), redwing x 1, chiffchaff x 2.

25-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1, common snipe x 6, green woodpecker x 2, little grebe x 2,reed bunting x 2 (1 territory at Slingsby Hide).

23-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1 (getting summer plumage), reed bunting x 1 (Slingsby Hide), herons nest 1 and 2 both occupied,

treecreeper x 2 (path by goat paddock).

21-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1, little egret x 1, reed bunting x 1, kestrel x 1, chiffchaff x 3, coal tit x 2 (singing), grey wagtail x 1 (calling over Visitor Centre all afternoon), lapwings displaying in front of Tyler Hide.

18-3-18

Mediterranean gull x 1 adult, little gull x 1 adult, black-tailed godwit x 1, redwing x 10, siskin x 30.

Webs count:

Mute swan x 1, greylag goose x 5, Canada goose x 54, Egyptian goose x 4, little grebe x 1, great crested grebe x 27, cormorant x 8, grey heron x 4 (2 nests occupied), moorhen x 13, coot x 57, lapwing x 9, common snipe x 1, black-tailed godwit x 1, shelduck x 1, teal x 39, gadwall x 3, shoveler x 10, pochard x 22, mallard x 30, tufted duck x 74, Mandarin duck x 1 (male), black-headed gull x 471, herring gull x 33, common gull x 41, lesser black-backed gull x 1, great black-backed gull x 1, ring necked parakeet x 3, sparrowhawk x 1, great spotted woodpecker x 4, rook x 6, coal tit x 1, jay x 2, goldfinch x 20, redpoll x 20.

17-3-18

Little-ringed plover x 1, grey plover x 1, dunlin x 2, black-tailed godwit x 1 (all seen between 7a.m. and 8a.m.). Little gull x 1 (on East Lake), pintail x 2 (also on East Lake).

16-3-18

Reed bunting x 2 (Slingsby Hide).

14-3-18

Black-tailed godwit x 1, shelduck x 1, siskin x 25, lesser redpoll x 5, grey heron 1 on each nest, sparrowhawk x 2, Mediterranean gull x 2, adults, fieldfare x 3, redwing x 10.

*Susanna Clerici*