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03/12/17 - 14:20 - Rough-legged Buzzard - Brigg - juv ESE of Brigg SE of Bigby near Grange Farm viewable from Viking Way footpath.
03/12/17 - 13:30 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner.
03/12/17 - Black-throated Diver - Saltfleetby - heading N also 4 Velvet Scoter offshore.
02/12/17 - LNY - Snow Bunting - Rimac - 2 yesterday also Short-eared Owl & ringtail Hen Harrier.
02/12/17 - Great Egret - Toft Newton Reservoir - just S of the reservoir in flight over River Ancholme briefly.
02/12/17 - Great Egret - Tattershall - on River Witham this morning.
02/12/17 - 09:00 - Red Kite - Grantham - 2 over Belton Park Golf course this morning via (JC)
02/12/17 - 11:00 - WHITE-CROWNED BLACK WHEATEAR - Scunthorpe - again at Fortherby Road.
01/12/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - also Short-eared Owl.
01/12/17 - WHITE-CROWNED BLACK WHEATEAR - Scunthorpe - in a garden, esc locally, no further details. 
01/12/17 - 10:55 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner also female Common Scoter. 
01/12/17 - Velvet Scoter - Saltfleetby NNR - 4 today.
01/12/17 - Bittern - Boultham Mere - in reeds by the hide.
01/12/17 - 10:00 - Bittern - Far Ings NR - showing well on Ness Pit from Ness Hide. 
01/12/17 - Little Auk - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 heading N also Black-throated Diver heading S

30/11/17 - 14:30 - Red Kite - Syston - 1 over Syston Park Farm Shop heading W this afternoon via (EW & JOW)
30/11/17 - 07:50 - Tawny Owl - Londonthorpe - over Newgate Lane this morning via (TM)
30/11/17 - 13:30 - Marsh Harrier - Langrick Bridge - male in fields upstream this afternoon via (IL)
30/11/17 - Hawfinch - Normanby CP - 5 between the cafe & Hall. 
30/11/17 - LNY - Little Gull - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 heading N also Short-eared Owl in off the sea.
30/11/17 - Greenland White-fronted Goose - Crowle - still in the field behind Grange Cottages this afternoon with 600 Pink-footed Geese.
30/11/17 - Hen Harrier - Deeping High Bank - ringtail this morning via (SNR)
30/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 today.
29/11/17 - LNY - Rough-legged Buzzard - Sturton by Stow - r. yesterday heading N over Sturton by Stow E of Sturton Stow.
29/11/17 - 11:15 - Shorelark - Saltfleetby NNR - 7 still on the beach c.100yrds N of Brickyard Lane.
29/11/17 - Tundra Bean Goose - Crowle - in fields between Crowle & Eastoft SE of A161 with Pink-footed Geese also Greenland White-fronted Goose.
29/11/17 - 14:10 - Little Gull - Saltfleetby NNR - 2 ad over heading N
29/11/17 - Long-eared Owl - Deeping Lakes LWT - still on the island from the main hide.
29/11/17 - 13:11 - Snow Bunting - Freiston Shore RSPB - 8 from the screen.
29/11/17 - 11:00 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner showing well.
29/11/17 - 09:55 - Glaucous Gull - Saltfleetby NNR - juv heading N also Short-eared Owl in off the sea.
28/11/17 - Scaup - Deeping Lakes LWT - ad/drk still today.
28/11/17 - 12:14 - Shorelark - Theddlethorpe St Helen - 5 still on the beach left of the end of Brickyard Lane.
28/11/17 - 10:30 - Smew - Chapel Hill - redhead this morning also 3 Goosander & Tawny Owl on fence post at Hedgehog Bridge via (IL)
28/11/17 - 10:00 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner showing well.
26/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner.
26/11/17 - Little Stint - Barton upon Humber - on shoreline this morning.
26/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Rimac - 2 also c.40 Twite this morning.
25/11/17 - 11:38 - Pale-bellied Brent Goose - Gibraltar Point NNR - on Tennyson's Sands from Harvey's Hide via (Z)
25/11/17 - LNY - Water Pipit - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 yesterday.
25/11/17 - LNY - Black-throated Diver - Gibraltar Point NNR - yesterday.
24/11/17 - LNY - Great Egret - Fiskerton - at Fiskerton Fen.
24/11/17 - 13:45 - Little Stint - Alkborough Flats - 5 today.
24/11/17 - Bittern - Far Ings NR - 2 from Ness Hide.
24/11/17 - Pectoral Sandpiper - Alkborough Flats - today.
24/11/17 - 14:20 - Shorelark - Theddlethorpe - 5 on the beach from Sea Lane also 50 Twite.
24/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 4 over scrapes also Little Stint.
24/11/17 - 12:14 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still on S side.
24/11/17 - Hawfinch - Gibraltar Point NNR - heading S over West Dunes also Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Tennyson's Sands.
24/11/17 - Scaup - Deeping Lakes LWT - ad/drk still on East Pit also Long-eared Owl at Main Lake on right small island.
23/11/17 - 15:45 - Short-eared Owl - Hobhole Bank - hunting just down from Duke of Wellington this afternoon via (IL)
23/11/17 - 13:30 - Red Kite - Belton Tower Woods - 1 over car park heading W also Treecreeper from car park via (EW)
23/11/17 - LNY - 12:30 - Red Kite - Belton Tower Woods - 1 over car park heading E via (N)
23/11/17 - Lapland Bunting - Theddlethorpe St Helen - 8 at Brickyard Lane this morning.
23/11/17 - Slavonian Grebe - Saltfleetby - on the sea S of Crook Bank also 3 Velvet Scoter.
23/11/17 - 09:47 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - still on S side this morning *11:30
22/11/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - juv today.
22/11/17 - Shorelark - Covenham Reservoir - briefly today also juv Red-necked Phalarope still plus female Common Scoter. 
21/11/17 - 20:50 - Barn Owl - Grantham - 2 over Belton Golf Course c/pk via (S)
21/11/17 - Siskin - RAF Coningsby - 5 at the viewing area today via (IL)
21/11/17 - 08:00 - Hawfinch - Tetney Marshes RSPB - over heading N
21/11/17 - 13:10 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still on E bank.
20/11/17 - LNY - Brambling - Burgh le Marsh - 3 down Burgh Lane near solar panel site also 2 Bullfinch via (IL)
20/11/17 - 11:45 - Iceland Gull - Saltfleetby St Peter - ad/3w heading W
20/11/17 - Stonechat - Marston Sewage Works - female on Kestrel box also 19 Curlew & c.200 Greylag Geese in the field by Sewage Works road via (CT95)
20/11/17 - LNY - Twite - Donna Nook NNR - 4 between Stonebridge & Pye's Hall yesterday.
18/11/17 - 13:00 - Red Kite - Belton - 2 over Belton Garden Centre heading W via (EW)
18/11/17 - 13:00 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still this afternoon.
18/11/17 - 10:10 - Iceland Gull - Spalding - 2w over Priory School heading S
18/11/17 - 07:55 - Brambling - Grantham - female with 3 Chiffinch feeding below feeders, Sunningdale via (MK)
17/11/17 - Lapland Bunting - Donna Nook NNR - today also 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, juv Hen Harrier & 35 Twite.
17/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still along E wall also Purple Sandpiper near pontoons near Sailing Club this morning *10:45
17/11/17 - Water Pipit - Gibraltar Point NNR - on scrape this morning also ad/male Hen Harrier over Fenland Lagoon.
17/11/17 - 07:50 - Bittern - Gibraltar Point NNR - over Jackson's Marsh this morning.
16/11/17 - 14:44 - Black Tern - Toft Newton Reservoir - this afternoon.
16/11/17 - 13:37 - Bittern - Gibraltar Point NNR - on Jackson's Marsh this afternoon.
16/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still along E wall early afternoon.
15/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner this morning.
15/11/17 - Firecrest - Gibraltar Point NNR - in West Dunes mid-morning.
15/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Saltfleeby - 2 at Saltfleetby NNR on the beach at Crook Bank also drk Velvet Scoter offshore.
15/11/17 - LNY - Great Egret - Woodhall Spa - at Woodhall Spa Airfield NR yesterday afternoon.
15/11/17 - 09:00 - Hawfinch - Grantham - 2 h. over Barrowby Lodge not sure of direction or numbers as heard through open window via (S) 
14/11/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 2 still today. 
14/11/17 - Black Brant - Gibraltar Point NNR - or hybrid with Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Shorebird Hut also Lapland Bunting over heading S plus Siberian Chiffchaff in East Dunes.
14/11/17 - 11:05 - Common Scoter - Denton Reservoir - f type showing well this morning *15:00 via (DR)
14/11/17 - Bittern - Boultham Mere - mid-morning.
14/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - juv still in SE corner and showing well.
13/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - r. by the seawall today.
13/11/17 - Little Stint - Alkborough Flats - 4 today.
13/11/17 - 14:32 - Slavonian Grebe - Covenham Reservoir - still in SW corner.
13/11/17 - Long-eared Owl - Deeping Lakes NR - still on righthand side island from main hide also ad/drk Scaup on East Pit.
13/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Frampton Marsh RSPB - r. from East Hide late morning but distant. 
13/11/17 - 11:06 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - viewed from gate by Old c/pk this morning.
13/11/17 - 10:43 - Black Brant - Donna Nook NNR - at Stonebridge with 500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.
13/11/17 - LNY - Bittern - Far Ings NR - 3 yesterday.
13/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Huttoft Car Terrace - 20 over the beach heading N
13/11/17 - 09:07 - Lapland Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 8 from 360 Hide this morning.
13/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - still this morning.
12/11/17 - 10:47 - Pink-footed Goose - Marston Sewage Works - 85 over heading SE also 5 Goosander & 22 Golden Plover heading S via (DR)
12/11/17 - 15:00 - Long-eared Owl - Deeping Lakes LWT - in willows on left side of the right island, view from track to W of main hide picture below via (MMM)
12/11/17 - Lapland Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - still at base of sea wall & showing well. 
12/11/17 - Curlew Sandpiper - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 2 today also Little Stint. 
12/11/17 - 15:36 - Scaup - Deeping Lakes LWT - ad/drk still on East Pit also Long-eared Owl still on island from hide. 
12/11/17 - 16:00 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - still in SE corner. 
12/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Goxhill Haven - 2 still today. 
12/11/17 -Great Egret - Frampton Marsh RSPB - over heading N 
12/11/17 - 08:45 - Lesser Redpoll - Grantham - 2 on feeders with 9 Goldfinch in a private garden via (MK)
12/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - still in SE corner this mid-morning.
11/11/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - still today also male Hen Harrier. 
11/11/17 - Hen Harrier - Saltfleetby St Clement - ringtail this morning.
11/11/17 - Black Brant - Donna Nook NNR - just off Stonebridge car park  with c.500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese also 5 Twite.
11/11/17 - 12:20 - Snow Bunting - New Holland - 15 on shore then flushed.
11/11/17 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - still in SE corner this morning.
11/11/17 - Snow Bunting - New Holland - 5 between New Holland & Goxhill Tilery on the shore mid-morning.
10/11/17 - Long-eared Owl - Deeping Lakes LWT - on Main Lake on right hand small island from hide. 
10/11/17 - Scaup - Deeping Lakes LWT - ad/drk on East Pit. 
10/11/17 - 12:00 - Red-necked Phalarope - Covenham Reservoir - in SE corner.
10/11/17 - Slavonian Grebe - Far Ings NR - also Bittern & Kingfisher, all in-flight only via (IB)
10/11/17 - 09:50 - Red-necked Grebe - Witham Mouth - from Cut End Hide this morning via (DR) (BW)
10/11/17 - Richard's Pipit - Gibraltar Point NNR - over saltings by Seacroft Lagoon heading S
09/11/17 - Hawfinch - Withern - at St Margaret's Primary School this afternoon. 
09/11/17 - Stone Curlew - Gibraltar Point NNR - p. h. near Sleeper Track this evening. 
09/11/17 - 13:00 - Hen Harrier - Gibraltar Point NNR - male over Croft Marsh via (GIB)
09/11/17 - 13:16 - Bearded Tit - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 on Jackson's Marsh slowly heading towards Harvey's Hide via (GIB)
09/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Toft Newton Reservoir - male this morning.
09/11/17 - 08:30 - Shorelark - Gibraltar Point NNR - 3 on seaward side of East Dunes this morning.
08/11/17 - 07:10 - Hawfinch - Pilton - over heading NW this morning. 
08/11/17 - 13:34 - Snow Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 3 still by the sea wall.
08/11/17 - 14:00 - Shorelark - Gibraltar Point NNR - still on saltmarsh at Mill Hill.
08/11/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - still this morning also Spotted Redshank. 
08/11/17 - 10:47 - Bittern - Alkborough Flats - this morning.
08/11/17 - Black-throated Diver - Freiston Shore RSPB - still this morning also 3 Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver & Long-tailed Duck.
07/11/17 - Little Stint - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 3 today. 
07/11/17 - Shorelark - Gibraltar Point NNR - 3 on saltmarsh at Mill Hill mid-afternoon.
07/11/17 - 12:12 - Slavonian Grebe - Far Ings NR - still on Ness Pit early afternoon.
07/11/17 - 12:35 - Shorelark - Gibraltar Point NNR - 2 on saltmarsh near East Dunes also 5 Snow Bunting.
07/11/17 - 12:12 - Shorelark - Saltfleet - on the beach.
07/11/17 - Great Grey Shrike - Frampton Marsh RSPB - at River Witham Mouth plus Grey Phalarope, 4 Snow Bunting, 2 Red-necked Grebe & Spotted Redshank on reserve.
07/11/17 - Black-throated Diver - Freiston Shore RSPB - also 7 Twite.
07/11/17 - 09:40 - Hawfinch - Far Ings NR - 2 over Ness End car park.
07/11/17 - LNY - 15:45 - Slavonian Grebe - Far Ings NR - on Ness Pit yesterday.
06/11/17 - 16:20 - Whooper Swan - Nocton Fen - 55 (17 juv) at the bottom of Nocton Fen also Pink-footed Geese over via (JJ)
06/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Saltfleet - juv still this afternoon. 
06/11/17 - 13:50 - Red Kite - Londonthorpe - 1 low over Newgate Lane heading S also Redwing & Fieldfare in fields both sides of lane from layby via (EW JW)
06/11/17 - LNY - Lapland Bunting - Gibraltar Point NNR - over heading W yesterday.
05/11/17 - Hooded Crow - Donna Nook NNR - on tide line today. 
05/11/17 - 07:30 - Hawfinch - Swanpool - over heading W
05/11/17 - Siberian Chiffchaff - Gibraltar Point NNR - this morning.
05/11/17 - 10:50 - Hawfinch - Louth - 2 at Hubbard's Hill in beech on E side of entrance then headed SW
05/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Saltfleet Haven - juv still on Paradise Pool.
05/11/17 - 09:00 - Hawfinch - Snipe Dales - 3 at Snipe Dales CP
05/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 4 at the bottom car park.
04/11/17 - 15:10 - Semipalmated Sandpiper - Whitton Sands - r. this afternoon. 
04/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Gibraltar Point NNR - 3 at N end. 
04/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Saltfleet Haven - juv still on Paradise Pool.
04/11/17 - Cattle Egret - Saltfleetby St Clements - still in field at Elm House Farm.
04/11/17 - LNY - Common Scoter - Far Ings NR - on Ness Pit late afternoon.
03/11/17 - Snow Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - 4 on saltmarsh side of Sea Bank tho elusive. 
03/11/17 - Long-tailed Duck - Saltfleet Haven - behind Paradise Pool in Saltfleetby Haven.
03/11/17 - 11:25 - Hawfinch - Louth - over Hubbard's Hill this morning via (JCN)
03/11/17 - 10:10 - Bittern - Boultham - over Boultham Mere this morning.
03/11/17 - 08:40 - Hawfinch - Gibraltar Point NNR - over West Dunes heading S via (GIB)
02/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Saltfleet Haven - juv still on Paradise Pool. 
02/11/17 - Hen Harrier - Frampton Marsh RSPB - male today. 
02/11/17 - Great Northern Diver - Gibraltar Point NNR - past today.
02/11/17 - LNY - Hawfinch - Fillingham - yesterday at Fillingham Castle.
02/11/17 - Lapland Bunting - Frampton Marsh RSPB - over also 12 Snow Bunting, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, Water Pipit, Scaup & Spotted Redshank.
02/11/17 - 11:05 - Long-eared Owl - Deeping Lakes NR - on the island from the hide this morning.
02/11/17 - 13:49 - Whooper Swan - Deeping Lakes NR - 27 this afternoon via (RR)
02/11/17 - 08:49 - Great Egret - Thorpe - at Thorpe Bank in Thorpe Drain.
01/11/17 - Twite - Donna Nook NNR - 8 this afternoon. 
01/11/17 - Cattle Egret - Saltfleetby St Clement - still in the field at Elm House Farm. 
01/11/17 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Saltfleet Haven - juv still on Paradise Pool today. 
01/11/17 - Curlew Sandpiper - Frampton Marsh RSPB - still today also Little Stint. 
01/11/17 - Bean Goose - Gibraltar Point NNR - 3 sp. over heading W 
01/11/17 - 10:59 - Goldeneye - Denton Reservoir - 2 drk this morning via (DR)
01/11/17 - Slavonian Grebe - Far Ings NR - still on Ness Pit.
01/11/17 - Hawfinch - Gibraltar Point NNR - over West Dunes this morning.

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Sightings Key
LN - Late News
LNY - Late News Yesterday
FMB - Frampton Marsh Blog
GPB - Gibraltar Point Blog
RBA - Rare Bird Alert 
BG - BirdGuides
BI - Bird Information
RBN - Rare Bird Network
CT55 - Car Trip & number
c. - Bird/s Circling
p. - Possible or Probable
r. - Reported (not confirmed)
h. - Heard Bird (not seen)
q. - Quartering Bird
e. - Elusive Bird
*04:00 - Confirmed Sighting Time/s
vizmig - Visible Migration 
unc/r - Unconfirmed Report 
unc - Unconfirmed Sighting
und - Undisclosed Site
sev - Several people have seen bird/s
sev/l - Several people looking for bird/s
ecl - Eclipsed Bird
esc - Presumed Escaped Bird
err - Erroneous
sp. - Abbreviation for Species
spp - Subspecies
ssp - Family identified Species not
drk - Drake Bird
ringtail - Female Bird
redhead - Female Bird
1cy - First year Bird
2cy - Second year Bird
3cy - Third year Bird
sub-ad - Sub adult Bird
ad - Adult Bird
juv - Juvenile Bird
imm - Immature Bird
1w - 1st Winter Plumage
1s - 1st Summer Plumage
sum/p - Summer Plumage
V/C - Visitor Centre