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Feb 2013 courtesy of Murray Orchard
Feb 3rd Bewick’s Swan 30 – flew in to roost on the Flamingo Pool at dusk Shoveler 272 Pintail 50 Wigeon 2,500 Shelduck 45 Pochard 185 T Duck 151 Scaup 11 (6 drakes) Goldeneye 30 (5 drakes) Bl/T Godwit 3,500 roosting on the islands Tawny Owl – bird hooting...
18 Feb 2013
04/10/2012 2500 Black tailed Godwit
5 Oct 2012
Recent sightings 12.09.2012
Osprey. We've had an email in from Scotish Wildlife Trust informing us that a young male Osprey that they ringed and fitted with a satellite tracker has been roosting in North Kent near Northward Hill. If anyone see's an Osprey with a blue leg ring on his left leg, please let us know, as we would...
13 Sep 2012
Bank Holiday weekend
Our new Residential Volunteer Luke Wallace was on patrol at Cliffe Pools at the weekend and made the following sightings list. Avocet Black headed Gull Black Tern (2 Juvs) Black-tailed Godwit Common Tern Curlew (6) Curlew sandpiper (1) Great Black-backed Gull Great-crested...
31 Aug 2012
There have been many great bird sightings at Cliffe over the last few days, and despite what the weather may be, the summer migrants have started arriving. Curlew sandpiper, Green sandpiper, Wood sandpiper and Spotted Redshank have been present on the pools since the weekend. There was also an impressive...
1 Aug 2012
Seal - on the mud near coalhouse fort on the other side of the river. Cormorant Black Headed Gull Great Tit Magpie Avocet Heron Corn Bunting Crested Grebe Greylag Goose Shelduck Common Gull Mallard Canada Goose Blackbird Swift Little Egret Coot Tree Sparrow Oyster Catcher thanks to Mike Dutton for...
25 Jun 2012
From the car park I looked out across the lake and saw a pair of Great Crested Grebe swimming in unison in the distance, on the island nesting gulls were being as noisy as only Black Headed Gulls can be. Continuing on I went onto have a look at the main lake to see what was about. Plenty of gulls...
11 Jun 2012
sightings 28th March 2012
It was an extremely warm day at Cliffe yesterday with little respite from the sun. Given the positively Mediterranean conditions it was perhaps fitting that two Mediterranean gulls were spotted flying north over Flamingo pool - their distinctive ‘yee-ah’ calls, giving them away. Also flying...
29 Mar 2012
sightings - 14th March 2012
There was a Short-eared Owl at Cliffe Pools 14/3/12. The bird was hunting over the grassy area near the Thames viewpoint, which is traditionally a good spot for these amazing birds. Elsewhere on site, Flamingo Pool held 8 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover...
16 Mar 2012
The pectoral sandpiper was present for it's 3rd day on the first Black Barn pool, looking from the 1st viewing mound. Also single wood and curlew sandpipers, 3 green sandpiper, 3 ruff, 3 greenshank & a single spotted redshank. At least 21 little egrets on the Radar pool. I went looking for the...
29 Aug 2010
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