Monitoring Project Sightings

Flock of lapwing - Nick Upton/2020VISION

Species: Birds
Location: Woodwalton Fen

Woodwalton Fen on 8 January

669 birds of 30 species

A dull grey morning with light winds and low bird activity. The total is greatly inflated by a wonderful large flock of lapwing going over. The highlights were a very red lesser redpoll feeding near Gordon’s Mere and a Marsh Harrier disturbing the teal on Rothschilds' Mere.

Woodwalton Fen has a number of trails through it, as well as bird hides in the middle of the reserve, and one to the north, all good for watching wildilife

14 Blue tit

2 Bullfinch

1 Buzzard

8 Carrion crow

1 Cetti’s warbler

3 Chaffinch

2 Coot

2 Cormorant

4 Gadwall

4 Goldcrest

2 Goldfinch

14 Great tit

1 Green woodpecker

13 Jackdaw

2 Jay

400 Lapwing

4 Lesser redpoll

3 Little grebe

24 Long-tailed tit

56 Mallard

2 Marsh harrier

2 Mute swan

1 Pheasant

4 Redwing

3 Reed bunting

15 Robin

60 Teal

1 Wigeon

6 Woodpigeon

15 Wren

Derek Langslow (Great Fen Monitor)