October 2017

Note: Please report your sightings to Neil Randon at neil.randon@googlemail.com


Mon, 23 October 2017
pm: 62 GADWALL, 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 3 SNIPE (Moors pools), 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (1st winter, on pipe, Spynes), 10 COMMON GULL (WC), 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC), 8 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC), 1 KINGFISHER (Moors pools), 2 CHIFFCHAFF (Moors), c20 REDWING (Moors, over), c30 SISKIN (M.Farm), 1 LESSER REDPOLL (M.Farm), 5 YELLOWHAMMER (M.FARM), 3 REED BUNTING (M.Farm). Gordon Hay  

WATER RAIL (Gordon Hay)
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Gordon Hay)
12noon-13.15hrs: 1 HAWFINCH (flew over Moors heading S. 3rd site record). Neil Randon

Sun, 22 October 2017
07.30hrs-10.55hrs: c21 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), c11 WIGEON (3 Spynes, c8 Moors pools), c23 TEAL (3 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 4 POCHARD (WC1), 3 KESTREL (incl. 2 Nutfield Marsh), 1 PEREGRINE (male high over WC/Moors 07.35hrs), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 4 SNIPE (2 Spynes, 2 Moors pools), c4 COMMON GULL,2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (2 adults on platform, M.Lake), c60 STOCK DOVE (incl. c50 over M.West), c6 REDWING (over), 3 STONECHAT (male M.Farm, pair Moors), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (N.Marsh), c4 MEADOW PIPIT (WC mound), c11 SISKIN (over in 2 flocks of 6 & 5), c8 YELLOWHAMMER (hedgerow, M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 21 October 2017
10.15hrs-13.00hrs - WC, Moors: 2 MUTE SWAN, c163 CANADA GOOSE, 22 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 6 WIGEON, c16 GADWALL, c30 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 4 TUFTED DUCK, 3 CORMORANT, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 GREY HERON, c4 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, c150 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 COMMON GULL, c63 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT BACK-BACKED GULL, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 STONECHAT (Moors), 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry
 
am: 210 GREYLAG GOOSE (+ 1 dead Spynes), 190 CANADA GOOSE, 31 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 1 winged Spynes), 13 WIGEON, 40 GADWALL, 45 TEAL, 23 SHOVELER, 6 POCHARD, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 KESTREL, 41 LAPWING, 7 SNIPE, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (adult, over), 8 GOLDCREST, 12 SKYLARK, 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 10 BLACKBIRD, 12 SONG THRUSH, 55 REDWING, 12 CHAFFINCH, 80 GOLDFINCH, 6 LINNET, 5 SISKIN, 8 YELLOWHAMMER. Gordon Hay

Fri, 20 October 2017
No reported sightings

Thurs, 19 October 2017
07.20hrs-13.10hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 79 GREYLAG GOOSE, 290 CANADA GOOSE, 33 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 13 WIGEON, 31 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 50 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 20 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 2 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 KESTREL, 31 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 5 SNIPE, 130 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 4 COMMON GULL, 35 HERRING GULL, 185 FERAL PIGEON, 182 STOCK DOVE, 115 WOODPIGEON, 30 COLLARED DOVE, 5 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 58 MAGPIE, 4 JAY, c1120 JACKDAW, c265 CARRION CROW, 16 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 14 SKYLARK, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 3 SONG THRUSH, 15 REDWING, 2 STONECHAT, 5 DUNNOCK, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 9 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 24 CHAFFINCH, 7 GOLDFINCH, 6 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 7 REED BUNTING. 64 species counted. Ray Baker

12 WIGEON, 25 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 1 LITTLE EGRET (in trees along railway line embankment), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools and showing well), 4 SNIPE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 TREECREEPER. Gordon Hay

Wed, 18 October 2017
pm: 105 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 190 CANADA GOOSE, 8 WIGEON, 40 GADWALL, 25 TEAL, 15 SHOVELER, 1 JACK SNIPE (landed on Moors pools among Teal, showed well for 90 mins), 3 SNIPE (Moors pools), 6 COMMON GULL, 8 GOLDCREST, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 7 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 TREECREEPER. Gordon Hay 

JACK SNIPE on Moor pools (Gordon Hay)

Tues, 17 October 2017
07.10hrs-12.50hrs: 12 MUTE SWAN, 68 GREYLAG GOOSE, 126 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 12 WIGEON, 30 GADWALL, 19 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 7 POCHARD, 33 TUFTED DUCK, 12 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, c30 LAPWING, 7 SNIPE, c370 FERAL PIGEON, 10 STOCK DOVE, c270 WOODPIGEON, 31 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c830 JACKDAW, c100 CARRION CROW, 15 GOLDCREST, 10 SKYLARK, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 14 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 22 WREN, c200 STARLING, 7 REDWING, 3 STONECHAT, c10 HOUSE SPARROW, 14 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, c10 LINNET, 20 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

Mon, 16 October 2017
No reported sightings

Sun, 15 October 2017
07.30hrs-11.05hrs: c20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 19 M.Lake), 13 WIGEON (2 Spynes, 11 Moors pools), c50 GADWALL (9 Spynes, 14 Moors pools), c26 TEAL (1 M.West, c5 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), 14 SHOVELER (5 M.West, 9 Moors pools), 6 POCHARD (1 female M.West, 4 males, 1 female WC1), 1 LITTLE EGRET (flew into Spynes), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 M.Farm, 1 Chilmead Farm), 3 KESTREL (incl. 2 over Moors), 2 SNIPE (Spynes), c3 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Farm), c50 SKYLARK (over in medium-sized flocks, flying SW), c12 CHIFFCHAFF, c150 REDWING (over in small-medium flocks, flying SW), c30 MEADOW PIPIT (over in small flocks and singularly, flying SW), 25 CHAFFINCH (over in small flocks and singularly, flying SW), c12 SISKIN (incl. c8 in Alders E end of Spynes), 1 HAWFINCH (SW over WC mound at 10.40hrs. 130th species in 2017, second site record. First record, fly-over 9 February, 1991). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 13 October 2017-Sat, 14 October 2017
No reported sightings

Thurs, 12 October 2017
07.00hrs-13.00hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 79 GREYLAG GOOSE, 280 CANADA GOOSE, 58 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 11 WIGEON, 29 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 8 SHOVELER, 56 TUFTED DUCK, 4 PHEASANT, 32 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 18 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 38 LAPWING, 155 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 39 HERRING GULL, 220 FERAL PIGEON, 13 STOCK DOVE, 90 WOODPIGEON, 21 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 170 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 680 JACKDAW, 2 ROOK, c195 CARRION CROW, 9 GOLDCREST, 12 SKYLARK, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 2 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 14 PIED WAGTAIL, 5 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, c45 LINNET, 22 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

Tues, 10 October 2017-Wed, 11 October 2017
No reported sightings

Mon, 9 October 2017
11.00hrs-14.45hrs -WC, Moors, M.Lake: 4 MUTE SWAN, 4 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 9 WIGEON, 13 GADWALL, c21 TEAL, 7 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 1 TUFTED DUCK, 6 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 4 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c130 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c21 HERRING GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 GREENFINCH. Richard Perry

07.00hrs-12.45hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 65 GREYLAG GOOSE, 250 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 23 WIGEON, 26 GADWALL, 23 TEAL, 10 SHOVELER, 40 TUFTED DUCK, 30 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 5 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 25 LAPWING, 140 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 65 HERRING GULL, 109 FERAL PIGEON, 14 STOCK DOVE, 135 WOODPIGEON, 20 COLLARED DOVE, 3 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 9 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 530 JACKDAW, 240 CARRION CROW, 17 GOLDCREST, 8 SKYLARK, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 11 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, 2 TREECREEPER, 265 STARLING, 6 SONG THRUSH, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 9 PIED WAGTAIL, 14 MEADOW PIPIT, 17 GOLDFINCH, 2 BULLFINCH, 9 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 58 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 8 October 2017
08.05hrs-11.105hrs: 18 MUTE SWAN (incl. family party of 2 adults & 5 imm. Spynes), c200 GREYLAG GOOSE (incl.121 M.West), c31 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 9 M.Lake, 20 WC), 1 MANDARIN (male, Spynes. 128th species in 2017), 8 WIGEON (Moors pools), 23 GADWALL (9 Spynes, 14 Moors pools), 7 TEAL (1 Spynes, 6 Moors pools), 37 MALLARD, c10 SHOVELER (7 M.West, 7 Moors pools), 61 TUFTED DUCK (incl. 50 M.Lake), 15 CORMORANT, 19 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 10 Spynes), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (pale bird, Chilmead Farm), 1 KESTREL (female over M.Farm), 22 MOORHEN, 137 COOT, 42 LAPWING (incl. 39 M.West), 3 KINGFISHER (1 M.Lake, 2 WC1), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (juv. M.Lake, nr Aquasports), YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 

LONG-TAILED TIT (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 7 October 2017
1 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (1st winter WC2, 127th species in 2017), 1 REDWING (over), 295 STARLING (Chilmead Farm). Gordon Hay

Fri, 6 October 2017
35 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 1 SISKIN. Gordon Hay

1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, c25 LAPWING (M.West), 2 SKYLARK, 2 STONECHAT (male and female, M.Farm), 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER. Also: Butterfly: Small Copper. Dragonfly: 3 Willow Emerald. Ray Baker 

Thurs, 5 October 2017
No reported sightings

Wed, 4 October 2017
pm: 7 WIGEON (Spynes), 29 CORMORANT (Spynes), 1 COMMON SNIPE, 5 CHIFFCHAFF (Moors, by railway line), 6 LESSER REDPOLL (flew W over M.Lake, 126th species in 2017). Gordon Hay

RED ADMIRAL (Gordon Hay)
MIGRANT HAWKER mating (Gordon Hay)
Tues, 3 October 2017
278 GREYLAG GOOSE, 412 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 7 WIGEON, 22 TEAL, 9 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, 12 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, c2 SISKIN (Moors pools). Also: Butterflies: 7 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 1 Small White. Dragonflies: 12 Migrant Hawker, 4 Common Darter, 2 Willow Emerald Damselfy (mating by wooden bridge, Moors). Gordon Hay

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Ray Baker)
Mon, 2 October 2017
06.45hrs-12.45hrs: 14 MUTE SWAN, 53 GREYLAG GOOSE, 805 CANADA GOOSE, 40 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 8 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 38 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 31 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 17 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 8 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 10 MOORHEN, 93 COOT, 25 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 75 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 42 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 82 FERAL PIGEON, 25 STOCK DOVE, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 125 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 13 GOLDCREST, c75 HOUSE MARTIN, 60 LONG-TAILED TIT, 30 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 15 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, 21 GOLDFINCH, 3 BULLFINCH, 5 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker
GOLDENEYE (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 1 October 2017
08.15hrs-11.10hrs: c2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), 3 WIGEON (Moors pools), c15 TEAL (Moors pools), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 6 POCHARD (4 Spynes, 2 M.West), 1 GOLDENEYE (1st winter, M.Lake, by flooded birch trees area, nr. main entrance to M.Park. 125th species in 2017), c3 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c6 SKYLARK (over Aquasports, flying towards Chilmead Farm), c3 SWALLOW, c140 HOUSE MARTIN (incl. c120 over Cormongers Lane), c40 CHIFFCHAFF (incl. c35 by Moors pools), 1 STONECHAT (M.Farm), c6 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay