Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
This species is usually seen on the various irrigation ponds from time to time throughout the year, but there is one sighting of a single bird on one of the scrapes in Bridge Field in August 2012.
There were irregular sightings on the Irrigation Pond where one-two birds were noted in January, July, October and December. One on a scrape in Bridge Field on 7th August was a surprise and an indication of just how wet the summer has been! Coverage of the Irrigation Pond is not as comprehensive as other parts of the farm, so it is likely that this species is more regular than these records suggest.
One was seen on 7th April and then regular sightings of one-two birds during August-December. All sightings come from the Old Irrigation Pond and the Irrigation Pond.