Lincolnshire Latest Bird News

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Lincolnshire Bird News - September 2020

23/09/2020
Long Bennington
Grey Plover (over airfield)
Boultham Mere
Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Snipe
Killingholme Pits

100 Avocet, Curlew, 1000 Dunlin, 2500 Black-yailed Godwit, 500 Red Knot, 100 Redshank, Ruff,6 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint 
Wolla Bank
3 Red-throated Diver, Goldcrest, Goosander, Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl, 26 Siskin

22/09/2020

Anderby Creek
Black-necked Grebe, 20 Red-throated Divers, Wheatear
Boultham Mere

Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier
Frampton Marsh
Lapland Bunting, 7 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
2 Redstart, Stonechat, Wheatear, Whinchat
Humberston
Great White Egret
Humberston Fitties
Cattle Egret
Nocton
Red Kite


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A beautiful study of a Red Kite near Nocton today - Image © Stephen Hinks


Sea-View Farm

Yellow-browed Warbler

21/09/2020
Alkborough Flats
3 Spoonbill
Boultham Mere
2 Buzzard, c100 Gadwall, Kestrel, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, Water Rail, c10 Lesser Redpoll, c100 Shoveler


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Great White Egret at Boultham Mere for at least its third day - Image © Chris Grimshaw

Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
Little Stint
Keelby 

200 Pink-footed Geese
Gibraltar Point
Little Bunting, Honey Buzzard, Great White Egret, Pied Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Hawfinch, Short-eared Owl, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Spoonbill, Yellow-browed Warbler
Sandilands
Pied Flycatcher

20/09/2020
Alkborough
Bearded Tit, Spoonbill, Cetti's Warbler
Frampton Marsh
4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
Lapland Bunting, 225 Curlew, 8000 Dunlin, Great White Egret, 5 Brent Geese, 5700 Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Gull, Sabine's Gull ( a dramatic photo by Ben Ward on the Gib log page)3 Kittiwake, 85000 Red Knot, Merlin, 13000 Oystercatcher, 4 Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler
Seaview Farm
Pied Flycatcher
RAF Woodhall

2 Dunlin Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper

19/09/2010
Boultham Mere
Great White Egret
Gibraltar Point
Sabines Gull, Purple Sandpiper, 7 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint
East Halton
Brent Goose, Spotted Redshank, Little Stint, Arctic Tern 
Huttoft Car Terrace
Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater
Sutton on Sea
Snow Bunting, 7 Red-throated Diver, 79 Gannet, Leach's Storm-Petrel, 5 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua


18/09/2020

Cleethorpes
Pied Flycatcher
Deeping Lakes
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
10 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint
Gibraltar Point

Lapland Bunting, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 10 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Little Gull, Sabine's Gull, Haffinch, 3 Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 19 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Grantham
2 flocks of Common Scoter over during night
Saltfleetby

Brambling
Swanpool

56 Pink-footed Geese

17/09/2020
Anderby
Puffin, Long-tailed Skua
Far Ings
Great White Egret
Gibraltar Point
Brambling, Firecrest, 9 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Ring Ouzel, Long-tailed Skua, Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Wood Warbler
Huttoft Car Terrace

Little Auk, 45 Red-throated Diver, 215 Gannet, 410 Common Scoter, 11 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 6 Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater
Sutton on Sea
2 Long-tailed Skua, Mediterranean Gull, 4 Manx Shearwater
Theddlethorpe St Helens
Pied Flycatcher
Withern
Redwing

16/09/2020
Conisholme & Killingholme Haven
Glossy Ibis
Far Ings 
4 Garganey
Frampton Marsh
Great White Egret, 7 Spotted Redshank, 18 Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill,  Little Stint,
Gibraltar Point
Great White Egret, Firecrest, Little Gull, Wood Sandpiper, Pomarine Skua, 16 Spoonbill,
Huttoft Car Terrace
8 Red-throated Diver, 400 Gannet, Great Skua, Purple Sandpiper, Manx Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua, 200 Sandwich Tern
Whisby
2 Garganey


15/09/2020
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
2 Peregrine Falcon Cetti's Warbler, 12 Curlew Sandpiper, Spaarrowhawk, 7 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Wheatear
Gibraltar Point

Lapland Bunting, 5 Pied Flycatcher, Pectoral Sandpiper, 24 Spoonbill
Moor Farm
Bullfinch, Spotted Flycatcher

14/09/2020
Croftmarsh
59 Pink-footed Geese
Frampton Marsh

Osprey,10 Spotted Redshank, 19 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 10 Spoonbill, 3 Little Stint, Whinchat, Whooper Swan
Middlemarsh Farm
Glossy Ibis briefly then high south. one seen at Titchwell this afternoon

13/09/2020
Alvingham
2 Great White Egret
Baston & Langtoft Pits

Black-necked Grebe
Deeping Lakes
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
Osprey, 27 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 12 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
Lapland Bunting, Black Throated Diver, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper
Ingoldmells
Osprey
Trent Port, Marton
2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Caspian Gull, 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail
Seacroft to Gibraltar Point
61 Siskin, Wheatear

12/09/2020
Cleethorpes
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
25 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 12 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint
Gibraltar Point 
5 Spoonbill
Messingham
Osprey

11/09/2020
Boultham Mere
Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher
Deeping High
Bank
Great White Egret
Donna Nook
4 Curlew Sandpoiper, Wryneck (Stonebridge car-park area)
Frampton Marsh
16 Spotted Redshank, 12 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper
Gibraltar Point
3 Lapland Bunting, Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pomarine Skua, Spoonbill
Marston
Osprey
Stoke Rochford

Osprey

10/09/2020
Boultham Mere
Bittern

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Bittern at Boultham Mere - Image © Andy Sims

Frampton Marsh
Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper,
14 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
2 Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill
Saltfleet
2 Common Buzzard, Osprey

09/09/2020
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Far Ings
Honey Buzzard
Frampton Marsh
Hen Harrier, 10 Spotted Redshank, 11 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 24 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
Short-eared Owl, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Pomarine Skua, 13 Spoonbill
Lenton
Hobby 
Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes NNR
Pink-footed Geese

08/09/2020
Boultham Mere
Bittern, Hobby, 3 Siskin
Frampton Marsh

30 Avocet, 2500 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Barnacle Goose, 6 Grey Plover, Hen Harrier, 100 Ringed Plover, 22 Spotted Redshank, 26 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 4 Little Stint, 100 Ruff, 26 Spoonbill, Whinchat, Whooper Swan
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Louth
Hobby

07/09/2020
Boultham Mere
Hobby,
 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 20 Shoveler, 11 Common Swift, 6 Wigeon
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
15 Spotted Redshank, 12 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 24 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Spoonbill, Whinchat
Kirton
7 Turnstone
Hubbard's Hills, Louth

Spotted Flycatcher
Trent Port, Marton
2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Egret, 49 Goldfinch, 180 Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, 8 Siskin, Treecreeper

06/09/2020
Boultham Mere
2 Bittern, Common Swift
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Dunsby Fen
Kingfisher, Red Kite, 2 Raven, 2 Whinchat
Frampton Marsh
Hen Harrier (ringtail), Hobby, Merlin, 6 Spotted Redshank, 16 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 29 Spoonbill, 3 Little Stint, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Whinchat
Freiston Shore
6 Whinchat
Gibraltar Point
Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Harrier, Wheatear
Job's Lane

4 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 5 Egyptiam Goose

Sutton on Sea
24 Pink-footed Goose, 60 Sanderling, Manx Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua 

05/09/2020
Boultham Mere
2 Bittern, 6 Swift, 4 Wigeon
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
12 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint
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Ruff & Pectoral Sandpiper at Frampton Marsh - Image © Ian Misslebrook

Freiston Shore
Short-eared Owl
Gibraltar Point

Common Redstart, Long-tailed Skua, 18 Spoonbill, Wheatear, Wryneck
Spalding
2 Whinchat

04/09/2020
Cleethorpes CP
35 House Martin, 3 Common Swift
Covenham Reservoir
50 Yellow Wagtail
Deeping Lakes
Cattle Egret
Fenton
20 House Martin
Frampton Marsh
Greenshank, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher, Merlin, Pintail, 13 Spotted Redshank, Common Redstart, 9 Curlew Sandpiper, 32 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear 
Gibraltar Point
Lapland Bunting, Short-rared Owl. 19 Spoonbill
Winthorpe
Cuckoo, 31 Wheatear (near North Shore Hotel)
RAF Woodhall

Great White Egret

03/09/2020

Cut End
8 Gannet, Hobby, Great Skua, Spoonbill, 9 Common Swift, 3 Black Tern, 30 Little Tern, 2 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat
Deeping High Bank

Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh
19 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint, Whinchat
Gibraltar Point
Common Redstart, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 9 Spoonbill, 2 Black Tern
Huttoft Car Terrace
Marsh Warbler (briefly)
Rimac
2 Curlew Sandpiper

02/09/2020
Alford
White Stork (over the school)
Deeping High Bank
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh

Barnacle & Pink-footed Geese (no totals given), 17 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint
Gibraltar Point 
3 Spotted Redshank, 9 Spoonbill, Whinchat
Swanpool
Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Swift, Common Whitethroat

01/09/2020
Baston Fen
Great White Egret
Cut End

15 Little Egret, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Marsh Harrier, Grey Heron, 3 Red Breasted Merganser, 40 Shelduck Little Stint, Whinchat
Donna Nook 
Icterine Warbler, Marsh Warbler (probable)
Frampton Marsh

Great White Egret, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel. 6 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
Great White Egret. Short-eared Owl, 5 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper 8 Spoonbill
Killingholme Pits
Bittern

Lincolnshire Bird News - August 2020

31/08/2020
Baston & Lagtoft Pits
Black-necked Grebe
Cut End
Caspian Gull, Spoonbill, Little Stint
Donna Nook

Icterine Warbler
Frampton Marsh
Hobby, 2 Merlin, 4 Spotted Redshank, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 23 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Whinchat
Huttoft Car Terrace

Pied Flycatcher, 4 Little Gull, Pomarine Skau

30/08/2020
Covenham Reservoir
3 Little Gull
Cut End
2 Sabine's Gull (reported),  3 Black Tern

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Sabine's Gull at Cut End - Image © John Badley

Freiston Shore
Wryneck (near prison entrance)
Frampton Marsh

Common Redstart
Gibraltar Point
Black-throated Diver,Great White Egret, 6 Pied Flycatcher, Sooty Shearwater
East Halton Skitter to Winter's Pond

67 Curlew, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, Spoonbill, 119 Teal, 2 Bearded Tit
Huttoft Car Terrace 
Leach's Storm Petrel


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Leach's Storm Petrel off Huttoft Car Terrace - Image © Mark Johnson

Sutton Sea
Red-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Guillemot, Razorbill, Balearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, 6 Arctic Skua, 2 Great SkuaSooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern Little Tern 

29/08/2020
Chapel Observatory
2 Red-throated Diver, Fulmar 55 Little Gull, Sabine's Gull, 7 Pintail, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 105 Arctic Skua, Great Skua, 6 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 266 Teal, Black Tern, 32 Wigeon
Cut End
Caspian Gull
Freiston Shore
54 Eider, 2 Red-breasted Merganser
Gibraltar Point 
3 Pied Flycatcher, 39 Gannet, 3 Sooty Shearwater, c19 Long-tailed Skua, 5 Black Tern
Huttoft

Little Gull, Sabine's Gull

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Little Gull (juvenile) at Huttoft around mid-day - Image © Chris Grimshaw

Nocton Big Wood
Arctic Skua
East Halton Skitter 
6 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Arctic Skua
Sutton on Sea
Sabines Gull, 2 Long-tailed Skua 


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Stunning shot of the Sabines Gull at Sutton on Sea - Image © Graham Catley

Wolla Bank
Arctic Tern

28/08/2020
Cut End
6 Fulmar, 30 Gannet, Hobby, 43 Common Scoter, Sooty Shearwater, 12 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 14 Common Swift, Black Tern, 50 Little Tern, 85 Sandwich Tern and A possible Manx Shearwater
Frampton Marsh
6 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Wood Sandpiper, 31 Spoonbill, Temminck's Stint
Gibraltar Point

4 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, Spoonbill, 2 Black Tern
Huttoft Car Terrace
Sabine's Gull 22 Long-tailed Skua
Toft Newton Reservoir

Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Sandwich Tern, 80 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear 


27/08/2020
Paradise
Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Black-headed Gull, Kestrel, Lapwing, 2 House Martin, 3 Moorhen, 2 Shelduck, 15 Swallow, 2 Teal
Donna Nook (Stonebridge to Pyes Hall)
1 Chiffchaff, 26 Carrion Crow, 16 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 11 Collared Dove, 44 Little Egret, 300 Goldfinch, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 100 Linnet, 8 Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 700 Red Knot, 400 Oystercatcher, 3 Pheasant, 26 Wood Pigeon, 60 Common Redshank 150 Rook, 6 Shelduck, 80 House Sparrow, 46 Swallow, 5 Teal, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wheatear
Frampton Marsh
4 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Dpotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper 3 Little Stint, 31 Spoonbill, 1 Temminck's Stint
Freiston Shore 

Treecreeper
Gibraltar Point
Pomarine Skua

26/08/2020
Boultham Mere
Arctic Tern, Garganey
Caistor Top
Common Swift
Chapel Observatory
Fulmar, 100 Gannet, 3 Guillemot, 8 Arctic Skua, 5 Great Skua, 2 Long-tailed Skua, Snipe, 4 Arctic Tern, 80 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 450 Sandwich Tern
RAF Cranwell
Common Quail
Donnington on Bain
5 Spotted Flycatcher
Gibraltar Point
5 Spoonbill
Swanpool cow-fields

3 Spotted Flycatcher

25/08/2020
Boultham Mere
Black Tern
Gibraltar Point

Greenshank, 12 Spoonbill

24/08/2020
Dunsby
Whinchat
Frampton Marsh
Temminck's Stint
Freiston Shore
Blackcap, 3 Corn Bunting, 35 Eider, 3 Little Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Whinchat, Wheatear, 20 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat

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Northern Wheatear,  Freiston Shore - Image © Dave Roberts

Gibraltar Point
2 Cuckoo, Great White Egret, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Short-eared Owl, 6 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Redstart, 7 Spoonbill
Trent Port, Marton
Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 200 House Martin, 30 Mallard, 200 Barn Swallow, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat
Swanpool cow-fields

6 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart
Toft Newton Reservoir
12 Pink-footed Geese (at dawn)
Willow Tree Fen
3 Common Crane

23/08/2020
Alkborough
5 Spotted Redshank, 6 Spoonbill
East Halton Skitter
area
Spoonbill, Short-eared Owl, 5 Ruff,Common Tern, Green SandpiperArctic Tern, 2 Wheatear, 14 Whinchat
Belton House
4/5 Spotted Flycatcher
Donna Nook
Spotted Redshank
Frampton Marsh
Osprey, 4 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 10 Spoonbill, Temminck's Stint
Freiston Shore

Cattle Egret, Red-breasted Flycatcher
Gibraltar Point
26 Buzzard, 59 Curlew, Hobby, 2 Red Kite, 53000 Red Knot, Short-eared Owl, 3200 Oystercatcher, Peregrine, 400 Ringed Plover, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spoonbill, Little Stint, 2 Black Tern, 21 Turnstone 
Swanpool cow-fields
3/4 Common Redstart

22/08/2020
Barton
Osprey
Frampton Marsh
Osprey, 10 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint, 3 Wood Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, 28 Spoonbill, Whimbrel
Gibraltar Point
2 Greenshank, 6 Spoonbill

21/08/2020

Alkborough Flats
Curlew Sandpiper
Frampton Marsh

Black-necked Grebe, Temminck's Stint
Gibraltar Point
Hobby, Arctic Skua 7 Long-tailed Skua, 13 Spoonbill
Lincs Coastal CP
3 Sand Martin, 57 Golden Plover, 45 Sandwich Tern, 6 Swift, Grey Wagtail and a possible Eleonora's Falcon

20/08/2020
Frampton Marsh
20+ Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint
Freiston Shore
Spoonbill, Black Tern, 8 Little Tern, Whimbrel, Whinchat
Gibraltar Point

3 Eider, 5 House Martin, 40 Sand Martin, 5 Spoonbill, 38 Swallow, 1 Swift, 84 Sandwich Tern, Barred Warbler, Whinchat
Swanpool cow-fields

Spotted Flycatcher

19/08/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black-necked Grebe
Boultham Mere
Great White Egret over, 5 Swift
Frampton Marsh
25 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 23 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Temminck's Stint
Gibraltar Point

Pied Flycatcher, Osprey,3 Spoonbill, Gull-billed Tern (briefly first thing)
Ingoldmells
Short-eared Owl
Whisby
Garganey

18/08/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Garganey
Frampton Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 25 Spoonbill
Freiston Shore
2 Black Tern
Gibraltar Point
18 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Redshank, Long-tailed Skua, 10 Spoonbill, 4 Black TernGull-billed Tern, Barred Warbler
Withcall
4 Common Quail

17/08/2020
Chapel Six Marshes
Red-throated Diver, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Razorbill, Scarlet Rosefinch, 4 Great Skua, Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua 
Frampton Marsh
200 Linnet, 8 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 26 Spoonbill, 5 Little Stint, Temminck's Stint, Whooper Swan, Whinchat
Gibraltar Point
Barred Warbler
Manby Wetlands
Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, 8 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe
Swanpool

Wheatear, Green Woodpecker
Wolla Bank
Pied Flycatcher, Barred Warbler

16/08/2020
Castle Bytham
4 Crossbill
Deeping Lakes

Mediterranean Gull
Huttoft
2 Fulmar, c100 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, Common Scoter, Sooty Shearwater, 12 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 4 Black Tern, 150 Common Tern, 4 Little Tern, 155 Sandwich Tern
Frampton Marsh
5 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 28 Spoonbill, 4 Little Stint, 2 Temminck's Stint, Cetti's Warbler
Freiston Shore
Pied Flycatcher
Gibraltar Point

Black-throated Diver, 11 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Roseate Tern
Paradise to Churchill Lane
c20 Pied Flycatcher
Rippingale
5 Crossbill

15/08/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits

Black-necked Grebe
Burton
Hobby
Crook
Bank
Long-tailed Skua
Deeping Lakes
Brent Goose
Frampton Marsh
Greenshank, 6 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 25 Spoonbill, 8 Little Stint, Temminck's Stint, Whooper Swan
Freiston Shore
2 Pied Flycatcher, Wood Sandpiper
Gibraltar Point

Pied Flycatcher,
 Arctic Skua, 17 Spoonbill, Little Terns,700 Sandwich Tern, Siskins, Cetti's Warbler, Whinchat
Huttoft
Long-tailed Skua

14/08/2020
Anderby Creek
Long-tailed Skua
Chapel Point
Little Gull, Little Stint
Deeping Lakes
Brent Goose
Frampton Marsh
122 Little Egret, Curlew Sandpiper, 25+ Spoonbill, 7 Little Stint
Freiston Shore
Pied Flycatcher
Gibraltar Point

Little Gull, 4 Spotted Redshank, 2 Sooty Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua, 17 Spoonbill
Glentham
Bee-eater flying south

13/08/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black-necked Grebe
Deeping Lakes
Brent Goose
Callan's Lane Wood
At least two Common Crossbill
Frampton Marsh
100 Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, 4 Little Stint, 5 Spotted Redshank, 28 Spoonbill, 5 Turnstone, 50 Yellow Wagtail
Gibraltar Point
41 Little Egret, 9 Pied Flycatcher, 29 Grey Plover, Wood Wabler
Marston

Whinchat (trapped & ringed)
Read's Island
450 Avocet, @50 Curlew, 400 Common Shelduck
Sea View Farm
Barred Warbler

12/08/2020
Anderby Creek
White-tailed Sea Eagle
(probable - north over the sea)
Baston & Langtoft Pits

Black-necked Grebe
Gibraltar Point
Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Barred Warbler, Wood Warbler
Sea View Farm
Barred Warbler
Willow Tree Fen
3 Common Crane (the chick fledged and all birds flew north)

11/08/2020
Anderby 
6 Pied Flycatcher
Freiston Shore
Corn Bunting
Doddington Park, Lincoln
Little Owl, Willow Warbler
Gibraltar Point
29 Pied Flycatcher
Marston
13 Curlew, 35 Lapwing, 30 Moorhen (roosting in one tree), Golden Plover, 6 Gren Sandpiper
Sea View Farm
5 Pied Flycatcher, Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrike
Toft Newton
Pied Flycatcher, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper
Trent Port, Marton

5+ Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 2 Raven, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper


10/08/2020
Freiston Shore
5000 Sand Martin between the Reserve & Cut End, Common Redstart
Gibraltar Point
c30 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wood Warbler
Grantham
Common Swift
Lincs Coastal Country Park
Red-throated Diver, Fulmar, 246 Gannet, Greenshank, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Kittiwake, 60 Golden Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 63 Common Scoter, 5 Arctic Skua, Black Tern, 500 Commic Tern, Roseate Tern, 80 Sandwich Tern, Wheatear, Whinchat
Norton Disney Quarry
3 Corn Bunting, Buzzard, 25 Sand Martin10 Swallow

09/08/2020
Alkborough
Bittern, 2 Great White Egret, 80 Little Egret, 30 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Boultham Mere
Common Sandpiper
Covenham Reservoir
Great Skua
Frampton Marsh
2 Greenshank, Hobby, 5 Golden Plover, 12 Spotted Redshank, 20 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Whooper Swan, Yellow Wagtails
Gibraltar Point
4 Pied Flycatcher, Osprey, Common Redstart, Wood Sandpiper, Wood Warbler


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Wood Warbler at Gibraltar Point - Image © James Siddle

Swanholme Lakes
2 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher
Huttoft Car Terrace
6 Arctic Skua, Great Skua

08/08/2020
Boultham Mere 
Swift
Crook Bank
Whinchat
Frampton Marsh
Hobby, 7 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 27 Spoonbill, Little Stint, 2 Whimbrel,  Whooper Swan
Leasingham
Hen Harrier (ring-tail)
Winter's Pond area, East Halton

29 Avocet, 103 Black-tailed Godwit, Water Rail, 5 Common Sandpiper, 11 Snipe, 69 Teal, 7 Yellow Wagtail
RAF Woodhall
4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 20 Pied Wagtail

07/08/2020
Callan's Lane Wood
2 Crossbill
Castle Bytham
4 Crossbill
Frampton Marsh
3 Spotted Redshank, 20 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
2 Turtle Dove
Paradise
2 Wood Sandpiper
Rimac
75 Common Tern, 16 Little Tern, c75 Sandwich Tern
Tetney 
7 Spoonbill (over)

06/08/2020
Frampton Marsh
15 Spotted Redshank,2 Curlew Sandpiper, 19 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
17 Spoonbill
Lincolnshire Wolds
Probably up to 12 Quail present
Middlemarsh Farm
Wood Sandpiper

05/08/2020
Chapel Observatory
Mediterranean Gull, 2 Arctic Skua, 80 Swift, 500 Commic Tern, Little Tern, 2500 Sandwich Tern
Frampton Marsh
19 Spoonbill, 
Freiston Shore
30 Eider, 25 Gannet, Hobby, Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Spoonbill, Common Swift, 600 Common Tern
Long Sutton
White Stork over

04/08/2020
Alkborough Flats
9 Spoonbill
Donna Nook
Fulmar, Merlin, 150 Meadow Pipit, 50 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear
Frampton Marsh
9 Spotted Redshank 9, 19 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
Pink-footed Goose, Caspian Gull, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Spoonbill, Wood Warbler
Lincs Coastal Country Park
Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Messingham
Great White Egret

03/08/2020
Frampton Marsh
4 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, 20 Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
Green Woodpecker

02/08/2020
Frampton Marsh
3 Common Sandpiper
Swanpool
10 Grey Partridge

01/08/2020
Cleethorpes
Sparrowhawk, 100+ Common Swift
Frampton Marsh
Black Necked Grebe, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 21 Spoonbill, Whooper Swan
Freiston Shore
1 Spoonbill
Marston
3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe
Paradise
2 Little Stint

Lincolnshire Bird News - July 2020

31/07/2020
Doddington Hall
2 Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 4 House 4 Martin, Garden Warbler, 4 Swallow
Fiskerton Fen
3 Green Sandpiper, 20 Yellow Wagtail
Frampton Marsh
Spotted Redshank, 8+ Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
600 Sandwich Tern
Spilsby

Hobby

30/07/2020
Gibraltar Point
Kingfisher, Wheatear, Whimbrel, Whinchat

29/07/2020
Boultham Mere
Kingfisher
Frampton Marsh

Little Owl, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, Whooper Swan 
Freiston Shore
Wood Sandpiper
Gibraltar Point 
Wood Warbler

28/07/2020
Alkborough Flats
7 Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Turnstone
Frampton Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper
Belton Park Woods

Spotted Flycatcher

27/07/2020
Boultham Mere 
Garganey
Freiston Shore
4 Arctic Tern, 260 Common Tern, Roseate Tern (probable)

26/07/2020
Anderby Marsh
Cuckoo
Boultham Mere 
Kingfisher
Frampton Marsh
Turtle Dove, Black Necked Grebe, 2 Greenshank, Pink-footed Goose, Red Kite, 6 Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, 21 Spoonbill, Whimbrel
Freiston Shore
54 Eider, 10 Whimbrel
Gibraltar Point
4 Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, Roseate Tern (south)
Pyewipe, Grimsby
Mediterranean Gull, 6650 Common Shelduck
Spilsby
At least 4 Ring-necked Parakeets photographed flying over
Swanpool 

11 Grey Partridge (a pair with 9 juveniles)

25/07/2020
East Halton Skitter
2 Spoonbill
Frampton Marsh
20 Spoonbill, 6 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper,Whooper Swan, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear, Whimbrel 
Stallingborough
Bee-eater (briefly)
Witham End
Osprey

24/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
Cuckoo, Peregrine Falcon, Black Necked Grebe, Water Rail, 27 Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper, Whooper Swan
Freshney
2 Goosander
Gibraltar Point
3 Spotted Redshank, 16 Spoonbill

23/07/2020
Fiskerton Fen
7 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, Whooper Swan
Frampton Marsh
Peregrine Falcon, Red Knot, Wood Sandpiper, 18 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Gibraltar Point
Great White Egret
Willow Tree Fen
3 Common Crane

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The Common Cranes at Willow Tree Fen - Image © Lincsbirding

 


22/07/2020
Alkborough
Flats

Bittern, 8 Dunlin, 50 Little Egret, Greenshank, Red Kite, 10 Spotted Redshank, 8 Ruff, 17 Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Red Knot
Frampton Marsh
4 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper. 19 Spoonbill, Whooper Swan
Freiston Shore

the possible Roseate Tern (still present)
Willow Tree Fen (note Reserve closed at present)
3 Common Crane,  (2 adults and a chick) Seen as the first breeding in Lincs for 400 years

21/07/202
Baston & Langtoft
Pits

Red Knot
Chapel Observatory
10 Dunlin, Great Crested Grebe, 15 Red Knot, 4 Common Tern. Little Tern, 350 Sandwich Tern 
Frampton Marsh
Black-necked Grebe
Brent Goose, Marsh Harrier, Red Knot, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 19 Spoonbill,several Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 19 Spoonbill,Caspian Tern, summering Whooper Swan 
Freiston
Shore
Roseate Tern
Huttoft Pit
Water Rail
Huttoft Car Terrace

8 Dunlin, 26 Gannet, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern
Trent Port Marton
Cuckoo, Caspian Gull, 50 Lapwing, Comman Sandpiper, Siskin, 3 Lesser Whitethroat
Paradise Pool
5 Dunlin, Little Egret, 8 Black-tailed Godwit

20/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 14 Spoonbill, Caspian Tern, Whooper Swan
Trent Port, Marton
45 Lapwing, Grasshopper Warbler
Saltfleet Haven 
Whooper Swan
Winteringham Haven
7 Crossbill

19/07/2020
Alkborough Flats
2
00+ Avocet, Bittern, Peregrine Falcon, Spoonbills, Bearded Tits, Grasshopper Warbler Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler
Frampton Marsh

Corn Bunting, 3 Garganey, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 4 Spotted Redshank,  Green Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 15 Spoonbill, Little Stint, Whooper Swan, Caspian Tern, Whimbrel
East Halton
2 Wheatear
Linwood Warren
Cuckoo
Toft Newton Reservoir

Great White Egret
Paradise Pool
114 Dunlin Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 3 Common Sandpiper
Whitton Sands
2 Ruddy Shelduck

18/07?2020
Alkborough Flats 
22 Spoonbill
Frampton Marsh
3 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Spotted Redshank, 14 Spoonbill, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint, Caspian Tern, Whooper Swan, Wood Sandpiper
Swanholme Lakes
Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Swift 13 Long-tailed Tit
RAF Woodhall
2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper

17/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
2 Black Necked Grebe, Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Spoonbil, Little Stint, Caspian Tern


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A superb shot of the Caspian Tern at Frampton Marsh - Image © Graham Catley

16/07/2020
Alkborough Flats
15 Spoonbill
Frampton Marsh
2 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Greenshank Hobby, Little Stint, 7 Spoonbill, Whooper Swan, Caspian Tern
Mablethorpe 
Rosy Starling

15/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
Caspian Tern

14/07/2020

Barrow Haven

12 Common Sandpiper south
Frampton Marsh
Caspian Gull in front of Vistor Centre again
Huttoft Pit

Caspian Gull briefly
Mablethorpe 
Rosy Starling

13/07/2020
Alkborough Flats
32 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Spotted Redshank,
Anderby Creek
Marsh Harrier
Frampton Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbill, Little Stint
Huttoft Pit
Cuckoo, Water Rail, 3 Sandwich Tern
Mablethorpe 
Rosy Starling

12/07/2020
Alkborough Flats
2 Spoonbill
Frampton Marsh
4 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spoonbill, Caspian Tern (early but flew off NE and wasnt seen again) Whooper Swan
Grantham
Common Quail
Killingholme Pits
Spotted Redshank
Mablethorpe 
Rosy Starling

11/07/2020
Chamber's Farm Wood
6 Crossbill (over car-park)
Frampton Marsh
6 Black Necked Grebe, 100000 Red Knot, 4 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 SpoonbillCaspian Tern
Mablethorpe
 
Rosy Starling

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Rosy Starling showing well in Mablethorpe - Image © Owen Beaumont

New Holland
Common Sandpiper
Read's Island
450 Avocet, 250, Curlew, 400 Common Shelduck

10/07/2020
Donna Nook
Little Owl (on the road in)
Frampton Marsh

Curlew Sandpiper, Caspian Tern 


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Unusual sighting together Caspian Tern and Whooper Swan at Frampton Marsh - Image © Steve Keightley

Gibraltar Point
9 Spoonbill
Mablethorpe
Rosy Starling

09/07/2020
Boultham Mere
c 50 House Martin, c200 Sand Martin, 150 Common Swift
Frampton Marsh
1000's Red Knot, Spoonbill
Gibraltar Point
Spoonbill
Pyewipe Grimsby
Glaucous Gull
Mablethorpe
Rosy Starling
Manby Wetlands
8 Avocet, 7 Dunlin, 82 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 12 Green Sandpipper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

08/07/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black Necked Grebe, 82 Red-crested Pochard
Boultham Mere
Hobby, 200 Sand Martin
Frampton Marsh
Dunlin, Black Necked Grebe, Red Knot, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 5 Spoonbill
Manby Wetlands
Wood Sandpiper

07/07/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black Necked Grebe
Frampton Marsh
Just one Brent Goose, Possibly 10000 Red Knot, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper then the rain arrived, 15 Swallow, 6 Common Swift
Lincs Coastal Country Park
Three flock of Common Crossbill over

06/07/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black Necked Grebe
Frampton Marsh
Red Knot, Spoonbill
Pyewipe Grimsby
Glaucous Gull
River Welland Stamford
Purple Heron

05/07/2020
East Halton area
3 Common Crossbill, 8 Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper

04/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper
Pyewipe, Grimsby
Glaucous Gull

03/07/2020
Frampton Marsh
Whooper Swan
Pyewipe, Grimsby
Glaucous Gull
Huttoft Car Terrace
45 Gannet
Toft Newton Reservoir
2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, Common Scoter

02/07/2020

Alkborough Flats
14 Spoonbill
Anderby Creek

2 Spoonbill
Cleethorpes
Common Sandpiper
Tetney Lock
Corn Bunting, Greenshank
Theddlethorpe
294 Common Scoter

01/07/2020

Alkborough Flats
2 Spoonbill
Barton Pits

Great White Egret
Witham Mouth
Gannet, Sandwich Tern

 

Lincolnshire Bird News - June 2020

30/06/2020
Barton Pits
Great White Egret, Osprey
Frampton Marsh
Red Kite, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbill, Whooper Swan, Avocet, Peregrine Falcon, Brent Goose, Black Necked Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Ruff, Common Sandpiper
Keelby
Little Owl
Lincs Coastal Country Park
2 Fulmar 95 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, Razorbill, 5 Common Tern, 95 Sandwich Tern

29/06/2020
Frampton Marsh
Still at least 2 Black Necked Grebe
Gibraltar Point
22500 Common Swift south before 06:30 after up to 20000 yesterday
This figure had increased to an incredible 45844 by early afternoon as per Ben Ward

28/06/2020
Frithville
c1500 Common Swift whith much smaller numbers reported from locatins such as Fiskerton Fen & East Halton
Gibraltar Point
Common Swift south - 5700 before 08:00 and 14400 by midday.  (further large movements in East Yorkshire)

27/06/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Garganey
Frampton Marsh
6 Black Necked Grebe, 4 Spotted Redshank Curlew Sandpiper
Manby Wetlands
2 Ruff

26/06/2020
Boultham Mere 
Bittern
Frampton Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper
Black Necked Grebe (family group)
Spoonbill
Whisby

Sandwich Tern


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A rare sight in Lincoln, a Sandwich Tern at Whisby - Image © Grahame Hopwood

25/06/2020
Barton Pits
Great White Egret
Frampton Marsh

7 Black Necked Grebe (4 adults, 3 juveniles), Spotted Redshank
Wrangle
10 Avocet, 2 singing Corn Bunting,19 Little Egret, 45 Eider, Mediterranean Gull, 8 Red Knot, Short-eared Owl, 2 Sandwich Tern, Yellow Wagtail

24/06/2020
Boultham Mere
Bittern
Carrington near Boston

Common Quail
Frampton
Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper
Pyewipe,
Grimsby

Glaucous Gull
Heckington

Common Crossbill, Siskin
Swanpool
Hobby
Whisby (close by)
Turtle Dove

23/06/2020
Boultham Mere

Bittern
Frampton Marsh
Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper< Spotted Redshank

22/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
Grasshopper Warbler
Barton Pits

Blyths Read Warbler
Frampton Marsh
Black Necked Grebe
Kirkby Moor
18 Common Crossbill (over)

21/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler
Frampton Marsh
Cuckoo, Curlew Sandpiper

20/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler
Boston
Red Kite
Donna Nook
Razorbill
Frampton Marsh

2 Spoonbill flew off towards Frieston Shore

19/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler
Cress Marsh, Stallingborough
Glaucous Gull reported

18/06/2020
Anderby Creek
Wood Sandpiper
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler
Deeping Lakes NR
Montagu's Harrier
Frampton Marsh
4 Black Necked Grebe

17/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler

16/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyths Read Warbler
Messingham SQ
4 Red Kite

15/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
Spoonbill
Barton Pits
Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)

14/06/2020

Barton Pits
Bittern, Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit), Marsh Harrier
Boultham Mere
33 Gadwall. Kingfisher 
Frampton Marsh
Spoonbill
Grantham
3 Red Kite
Saxby

Common Quail
North Thoresby
2 Turtle Dove

13/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
Little Tern
Barton Pits
Bittern, Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)

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Baston & Langtoft Pits
2 Black Tern
Deeping Lakes
Black Tern
Frampton Marsh
Spoonbill

12/06/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Black Tern
Barton Pits
Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)
Walesby Wood
Turtle Dove

11/06/2020
Barton Pits
Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)
Chapel Point
196 Auk sp., 8 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 11 Common Scoter, 9 Manx Shearwater, 2 Teal, 15 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wigeon

10/06/2020
Barton Pits
Greater Scaup (sailing Pit), Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Garganey
Frampton Marsh
1 Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill
Marston
Bearded Tit
Pyewipe, Grimsby
Glaucous Gul

09/06/2020
Barton Pits
Greater Scaup (sailing Pit), Blyth's Reed Warbler (Target Pit)
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Garganey
Frampton Marsh
2 Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill
Mablethorpe
Hobby
Marston
Little Ringed PLover
Normanby

Common Crossbill (private garden}
Ostler's Plantation
5 Crossbill
Wainfleet

3 Crossbill (over)

08/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
3 Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Garganey
Far Ings
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Frampton Marsh
2 Curlew Sandpiper
Marston
Grasshopper Warbler
Pyewipe, Grimsby

Glaucous Gull

07/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
5 Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Spoonbill
Deeping Lakes
Spoonbill
Far Ings (Target Pit)
Blyth's Reed Warbler

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Blyth's Reed Warbler - Image © John Clarkson

 

Marston
Sand Martin, Little Ringed Plover, Swift


06/06/2020
Deeping Lakes
Garganey
Stamford
Northern Fulmar (flew NW)

05/06/2020
Alkborough Flats

Great White Egret
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Wood Sandpiper
Far Ings
Marsh Harrier, 2 Tawny Owl
Frampton Marsh
Cuckoo

04/06/2020
Barton Pits
Singing Icterine Warbler
Frampton Marsh
Red-crested Pochard, 2 Curlew Sandpiper
Spilsby area
Siskin (male)
Wolla Bank
Marsh Warbler


03/06/2020
Frampton Marsh
Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits

Little Gull

02/06/2020
Alkborough Flats
Little Gull
Baston & Langtoft Pits
Red Knot
Tallington Lakes
Osprey

01/06/2020
Baston & Langtoft Pits 
Garganey, Common Quail
Deeping Lakes NR
2 Garganey

 

Lincolnshire Bird News - May 2020


31/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
2 Spoonbill
Baston & Langtoft Pits 
Little Gull
Renew's Drove, Crowland
2 Common Quail
Deeping Lakes NR
2 Garganey
Frampton Marsh 
Curlew Sandpiper
Whisby
Black Tern


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A distant Black Tern that has present intermittenly for a couple of days - Image © Andy Sims 

30/05/2020
Job's Lane
Black Tern (for half an hour)
Trent Port, Marton
Cuckoo, Little Owl, Grasshopper Warbler
RAF Woodhall
Black Tern


29/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
2 Little Gull, Spoonbill
Renew's Drove, Crowland
4 Common Quail
Donna Nook

Hoopoe, Common Quail
Fiskerton Fen

Cattle Egret
Frampton Marsh
200(?) Avocet, Turtle Dove


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Avocet at Frampton Marsh - Image © Chris Grimshaw

28/05/2020
Renew's Drove, Crowland
5 Common Quail
Frampton Marsh
Garganey, Temminck's Stint
Fiskerton Fen
Cattle Egret
Marston
Cuckoo
Sleaford area
2 Peregrine Falcons 


27/05/2020

Renew's Drove, Crowland
2 Common Quail
Fiskerton Fen
Cattle Egret
Frampton Marsh
Eurasian Spoonbill
Huttoft

Ring Ouzel

26/052020
Cress Marsh
Wood Sandpiper
Renew's Drove, Crowland
4 Common Quail
Doddington

Corn Bunting
Frampton Marsh
Garganey, Curlew Sandpiper
Fiskerton Fen
Cattle Egret
Hykeham

6 Common Whitethroat
Fairfield Pit, New Holland
Garganey but flew off late morning
Whisby
2 Nightingale, 2 Common Buzzard just north of the reserve
Toft Newton Reservoir

Red Kite, Common Pochard, Greater Scaup, Common Scoter

25/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
Garganey
Bardney
Gannet (over) Whooper Swan, (Bardney Lock)
Crowland
Common Quail
Frampton Marsh
Garganey, Little Gull, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Temminck's Stint
Horseshoe Point

Red-footed Falcon, Purple Heron
Manby
Wetlands
Whooper Swan
Whisby
Turtle Dove but no sign of the Golden Oriole up until 13:30


24/05/2020
Bardney
Honey Buzzard
Boultham Mere
Common Tern
Grantham area
Marsh Harrier
Lincoln - Doddington Park
Little Owl
Marston
2 Corn Bunting in the area, Little Grebe, Sedge Warbler, Common Shelduck
Whisby
Golden Oriole - Heard only, early evening

23/05/2020
Bardney
Lock

2 Garganey
Deeping Lakes NR
Purple Heron (flew north along Welland and was lost from view)
Manby Wetlands
Whooper Swan

22/05/2020
Baston Fen & Langtoft Pit
Sanderling briefly

21/05/2020
Anderby
2 Red Kite
Baston Fen
Pair of Garganey
Paradise Pool
Wood Sandpiper

20/05/2020
Cleethorpes
Wheatear
Cleethorpes CP
Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler
Dunsby
area

Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail
Paradise Pool
Garganey
Thurlby GP
2 Hobby

19/05/2020

Manby Wetlands
Garganey (drake)
Boultham Mere
3 Blackcap, Common Cuckoo, Mistle Thrush, 12 Common Swift, 5 Common Tern, Reed Warbler
Hartsholme Park
7 Grey Heron
Swanholme Lakes
3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler
Swanpool
4 Blackcap, Common Cuckoo, 2 Grey Heron, 15 House Martin, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Skylark, 2 Barn Swallow, Song Thrush, Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat

18/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
Terek Sandpiper


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The Terek Sandpiper in flight at Alkborough Flats - Image © Graham Catley


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Terek Sandpiper this morning at Alkborough Flats - Image © Neil Drinkall

Fiskerton Fen
Cattle Egret
Manby Wetlands
Temminck's Stint
Middlemarsh Farm
Wood Sandpiper
Tetney Lock
2 Shoveler

17/05/2020
Ashby
Common Raven
Blackmoor Bridge
4 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Buzzard, 4 Little Egret, 1 Hobby, Lapwing, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Swift, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker 
Bluestone Heath Road, Withcall
58 Corn Bunting , 5 Common Quail
Deeping Lakes
NR

3 Avocet
Paradise Pool
Garganey
Saltfleetby

Northern Wheatear
Swanholme
Lakes
3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe, 6 Garden Warbler, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Trent Port, Marton
Cuckoo, Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Shelduck, Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat 

Millennium Green
Mandarin Duck, Egyptian Geese

16/05/2020

Bardney
2 Common Crane over, Red Kite over
Croft
Wood Sandpiper
Denton Reservoir
2 Hobby
Fiskerton Fen
Western Cattle Egret

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Cattle Egret overhead near Fiskerton - Image © Chris Laycock


Huttoft Pits

Great White Egret
Middlemarsh Farm
Wood Sandpiper
Swanpool
2 Hobby
Toft Newton Reservoir
Hobby, Whimbrel, Whooper Swan
Wellingore
Several Common Swift overhead

15/05/2020

Croft
Iberian Chiffchaff


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A stunning photo of a Siberian Chiffchaff at Croft - Image © John Clarkson

North Somercotes

Bee-eater, Black Redstart

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Bee-eater, North Somercotes - Image © Mark Johnson 15/05/2020

Whisby/North Hykeham Pits Complex
Chiffchaff, Common Shelduck, 16 Common Swift, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 20 Willow Warbler

14/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
2 Spoonbill
Deeping Lakes
Temminck's Stint
Kirkby Moor
Cetti’s Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler
Kirkby Tip
4 Hobby
Manby Wetlands
Green Winged Teal
RAF Woodhall
2 Arctic Tern, 30 Common Tern


13/05/2020
Baston Fen
2 Avocet
Deeping Lakes
2 Eurasian Spoonbill, Temminck’s Stint
Grantham area
100+ Swift
Langtoft
2 Common Crane - north east



Green Winged Teal - Image © Owen Beaumont


Manby Wetlands

Green Winged Teal
Walesby Moor
Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush

12/05/2020
Boultham Mere
2 Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Common Tern

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Nothing is private at Boultham Mere - Image © Chris Grimshaw


Pyewipe,
Grimsby

Glaucous Gull
Swanpool

Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, 16 Swallow

11/05/2020
Cleethorpes
4 Dunlin, Kestrel, 20 Ringed Plover
Covenham Reservoir
House Martin, Ringed Plover,4 Common Sandpiper, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail
Grantham
7 Common Swift


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One of seven Common Swift over Grantham - Image © Steve Nesbitt

Manby
Green Winged Teal
Middlemarsh Farm
up to 3 Wood Sandpiper in recent days
Swanholme Lakes

2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Heron, 16 House Martin, Garden Warbler

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Grey Heron - Image © Chris Grimshaw

10/05/2020
Chowder Ness
Purple Sandpiper
Deeping Fen
2 Garganey
Kettleby Quarries
5 Dunlin, Hobby, 2 Whimbrel
Rippingale area
Turtle Dove, Spotted Flycatcher, Barn Owl
Whisby
Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 2 Arctic Tern. 4 Common Tern

09/05/2020
Bardney
Hobby 
Manby Wetlands
Green-winged Teal 

08/05/2020
Grimsby
Wheatear
Louth area
Common Crane

Common Crane - Image © Owen Beaumont

Skegness (out at sea - on a boat)
Pied Flycatcher

07/05/2020
Anderby Creek
Blyth’s Pipit
Boston Stump
Peregrine eggs hatching
Gibraltar Point
Black Kite
Grantham
7 Swift
Huttoft
Wryneck
Langtoft
Nightingale
Middlemarsh Farm
3 Wood Sandpiper

06/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
Spotted Redshank
Gibraltar Point
Pied Flycatcher
Hartsholme Park
6 Grey Heron, Common Tern
Middlemarsh Farm
Glossy Ibis
Swanholme Lakes 
+5 Garden Warbler

08/05/2020
Louth area
Common Crane
Skegness (out at sea - on a boat)
Pied Flycatcher 
Fulbeck
Swift

07/05/2020
Anderby Creek
Blyth’s Pipit
Boston Stump
Peregrine eggs hatching
Gibraltar Point
Black Kite
Grantham
7 Swift
Huttoft
Wryneck
Langtoft
Nightingale
Middlemarsh Farm
3 Wood Sandpiper 

06/05/2020
Alkborough Flats
Spotted Redshank
Gibraltar Point
Pied Flycatcher
Hartsholme Park
6 Grey Heron, Common Tern
Middlemarsh Farm
Glossy Ibis
Swanholme Lakes 
+5 Garden Warbler 

05/05/2020
Boultham Mere
3 Oystercatcher
Brampton/Marton
Mediterranean Gull
Sincil Dyke, Lincoln
Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper in Sincil Dyke, Lincoln - Image © Ken Haw

Swanholme Lakes
2 Bullfinch, 4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 5 Garden Warbler
Whisby
Greenshank

04/05/2020
Bardney
Cuckoo
Baston Fen
Cattle Egret
Boultham Mere 
2 Swift
Hartsholme Park
2 Garden Warbler, Tawny Owl down towards Swanholme Lakes
Keelby
Hobby
Swanpool
Cuckoo, Grey Partridge (Pig Lane), 6 Barn Swallow, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail (Pig Lane), White Wagtail (Pig Lane), Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler,
Toft Newton
Blue-headed Wagtail

03/05/2020
Ancaster area
43 Linnet 5 Grey Partridge, c300 Wood Pigeon 69 Skylark, 8 Willow Warbler,  45 Common Whitethroat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 39 Yellowhammer
Grimsby 
Swift
Kelby, Sleaford
Osprey
Doddington Park, Lincoln
8 House Martin
Linwood Warren
Cuckoo
Marton
Swift
The Wolds
39 Corn Bunting, Hobby, 58 Linnet,10 Yellow Wagtail. 24 Common Whitethroat, 7 Lesser Whitethroat


02/05/2020
Boultham Mere
Hobby
Donna Nook
Great White Egret
Manby Wetlands
Whooper Swan
Market Rasen area
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Tetney
2 Cuckoo, Greenshank Marsh Harrier, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Scoter, Swift, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat

01/05/2020
Apex Pits
Swift
Cleethorpes CP
Common Sandpiper, Barn Swallow
Dunston
Hobby, Swift
Grimsby
3 Wheatear
Heckington 
Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck discovered today on a lock-down walk - Image © Ray Shrouder

New Holland
2 Common Tern
Swanholme Lakes
2 Gadwall, Garden Warbler, Pochard
Weelsby Wood area
Wheatear

 

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Our aims are to encourage and further the interest in the birdlife of the historic County of Lincolnshire; to participate in organised fieldwork activities; to collect and publish information on bird movements, behaviour, distribution and populations; to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the County and to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.