Some bird sightings from local residents 2019

If you have spotted any birds on the Widewater Lagoon please email me and I'll record it below.   barbara.albon@sky.com

Resident Kingfisher

Remember to include:

Species, Date, Time, Number, Where, By whom and any comments you may wish to add.

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Foxy came to visit

Photo Courtesy of Mikey Unstead

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Large flock of Gannetts 20m off the beach at the Western Causeway, Widewater, spotted by Mikey Unsted

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Ringed Neck Parakeet

Ringed Neck Parakeet, spotted by DawnAyres in the bushes on widewater. Pictures of Parakeet and Kingfisher by Mikey Unsted

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2018

Robin, Swans, Beach Rabbit, Sparrow Hawk, Oyster Catcher and Kingfisher on Wednesday 26/12/18, Widewater.  Just moved here and loving it - Dawn Ayers


Red Breasted Merganser

6 Red Breasted Mergansers sighted on the Widewater 19/12/18

Paula Baker


I noted 16 Little Grebes just recently. Only a few singletons were at the west end with a group of approximately 12 at the east end where I observed them catching small fish. In past years the mid-winter count has peaked at approximately 30

Tim Holter


This handsome Grey Heron seen close to the Bridge on Saturday 6/10/18,  by Paula Baker

Grey Heron


Kingfisher, 25/09/18, pair, flying low over the Widewater, Paula Baker


Dunlin, 14/09/18, 1, returned and seen by the footbridge this morning, Paula Baker


Little Gull, 02/08/18, seen over the past few days and again this morning, 1, very distinctive bar on the end of its tail and W markings on its wings, Steve Lawless


Herons, 25/06/18, morning, 2, driven off by attacking seagulls, Penny Eaton


Oystercatcher, 24/05/18, morning, Mitigation Pipe, Susie Swanson

Bar-tailed Godwit, 24/05/18, morning, Mitigation Pipe, Susie Swanson

Oystercatcher and a Bar-tailed Godwit


Cygnet, 10/05/18, afternoon, 1, Widewater Lagoon, Faye Shippham

2018 Cygnet


Oystercatchers, 09/05.18, evening, 2, Widewater Lagoon, Jo Procter

Oystercatchers


Little Egret, 22/04/18, 2.15pm, 1, fishing in the shallows, Jenny Rowe

Little Egret Fishing


Brent Geese, 15/04/18, morning, couple of flocks, leaving our shores, Tony Benton


Wheatears, 15/04/18, morning, female arriving, west end of the Lagoon, Tony Benton


Chiffchaffs, 27/03/18, during the day, several - one singing, Tamarisks at the Lagoon, Tony Benton


Firecrest, 27/03/18, during the day, 1, Tamarisks at the Lagoon, Tony Benton


Knot, 26/03/18, during the day, 1, Lagoon, Tony Benton


Little Grebe, 06/03/18, 9.00am, 11, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Pintail, 06/03/18, 9.00am, 2 males, Opposite Allen Island, Tim Holter


Shelduck, 06/03/18, 9.00am, 12, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Greenshank, 06/03/18, 9.00am, 1, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Dunlin, 06/03/18, 9.00am, 6 yesterday and down to 2 today, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Greenshank, 03/03/18, 2.00pm, 1, Widewater LNR, Tony Benton                    "Yet another wader responding to the frozen conditions elsewhere!"


Pintail - Male, 03.03.18, am, 2, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Shelduck, 03.03.18, am, 10, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Teal, 03.03.18, am, 37, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Dunlin, 03.03.18, am, 50, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Black Tailed Godwit, 03.03.18, am, 1, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Kingfisher, 03.03.18, am, 1, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Mute Swans, 03.03.18, am, 8 (including the 2 new arrivals on the grass adjacent to car park), Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Little Grebe, 03.03.18, am, 16 (but could be more), Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Redshank, 03.03.18, am, 1, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Mallard (not feral), 03.03.18, am, 2, Widewater LNR, Tim Holter


Shelducks, 01.03.18, am, a pair, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Meadow Pipit, 01.03.18, am, 1, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Songthrush (first for several years), 01.03.18, am, 1, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Forlorn Kingfisher, 01.03.18, am, 1, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Little Grebe, 01.03.18, am, 6+ Lagoon, Fred Howard


Dunlins, 01.03.18, am, 40+, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Pintail, 01.03.18, am, 1, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Redshank, 01.03.18, am, 3, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Teal, 01.03.18, am, 25, Lagoon, Fred Howard


Shelducks, 01.03.18, am, a pair, Lagoon, Paula Baker


Dunlins, 01.03.18, am, 20, Lagoon, Paula Baker


Mute Swan, 28.01.18, 10.00, 2 - mating pair, East Lagoon, Barbara


Little Egret, 28.01.18, 10.00, 2, East Lagoon, Barbar