August 2017

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

Sun, 27 August 2017: 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 LITTLE EGRET, 228 CANADA GOOSE, 214 GREYLAG GOOSE, 22 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 40 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 1 WIGEON, 1 SHOVELER, 4 GREEN SANDPIPER (footbridge pool), 4 SWALLOW, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 5 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER. Also: 2 Roe Deer. Gordon Hay 

BROWN HAIRSTREAK (Ray Baker)
1 COMMON SANDPIPER (on pipe, Spynes), c200 CANADA GOOSE, c35 LAPWING. Also: Dragonfly: 19 Willow Emerald. Ray Baker
 
Sat, 26 August 2017: 1 RAVEN (over landfill). Also: Dragonflies: c40 Common Darter, 30 Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Nutfield Ridge pool). Gordon Hay

Fri, 25 August 2017: no reported sightings

Thurs, 24 August 2017: 05.45hrs-13.20hrs: 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (flying W over Nutfield Ridge),124 GREYLAG GOOSE, 116 CANADA GOOSE, 33 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 50 GADWALL, 15 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 14 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 4 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 4 STOCK DOVE, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 67 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 21 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, 30 JACKDAW, c60 ROOK, 4 GOLDCREST, 4 COAL TIT, 5 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, c80 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 24 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER (Nutfield Ridge), 10 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Nutfield Ridge), 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 4 SEDGE WARBLER (WC reedbed), 2 REED WARBLER (WC reedbed), 5 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 GREENFINCH, 1 LINNET, 19 GOLDFINCH, 7 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 71 species counted. Ray Baker

1 GREEN SANDPIPER, c35 LONG-TAILED TIT, c25 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 NUTHATCH. Gordon Hay

COMMA (Gordon Hay)
GREY WAGTAIL (Gordon Hay)
Juvenile GOLDCREST (Gordon Hay)
Wed, 23 August 2017: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (WC), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (railway line), 185 GREYLAG GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 24 GADWALL, 11 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER (WC), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC), 3 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 1 SAND MARTIN, 10 SWALLOW, 180 HOUSE MARTIN, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 BLACKCAP, 2 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC), 2 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 8 BULLFINCH. Gordon Hay
 
Tues, 22 August 2017: 06.00hrs-12.00hrs: 1 WHEATEAR (Moors, then flew to landfill),
124 GREYLAG GOOSE, 134 CANADA GOOSE, 20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 15 GADWALL, 27 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 7 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 1 WATER RAIL (Chilmead Pond), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (behind WC1), 30 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 30 HERRING GULL, 4 STOCK DOVE, 3 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 8 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 43 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 6 JAY, 8 JACKDAW, c70 ROOK, 35 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 34 SWALLOW, c55 HOUSE MARTIN, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 19 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 3 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 SEDGE WARBLER, 4 REED WARBLER, 6 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 4 MISTLE THRUSH, 57 ROBIN, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 8 GOLDFINCH, 10 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

1 POCHARD (drake, M.West), 4 GREEN SANDPIPER (1 flying over Nutfield Ridge, 3 WC), c30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 6 BLACKCAP, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT. Gordon Hay

Mon, 21 August 2017: no reported sightings

Sun, 20 August 2017: 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 207 GREYLAG GOOSE, 14 GADWALL, 4 TEAL, 1 PHEASANT (male on Buzzard nest, ChilmeadFarm), 27 LAPWING, 2 KINGFISHER, 33 ROOK, 80 HOUSE MARTIN, 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Gordon Hay

GLEBE LAKE (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 19 August 2017: no reported sightings

Fri, 18 August 2017: 05.45hrs-11.30hrs: 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Nutfield Ridge), 2 WILLOW WARBLER (Nutfield Marsh), 2 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors), 167 GREYLAG GOOSE, 179 CANADA GOOSE, 23 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 7 GADWALL, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 8 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 14 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 6 MOORHEN, 65 COOT, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 2 LITTLE OWL (Nutfield Marsh, oaks S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 6 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 4 ROOK, 45 CARRION CROW, 13 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, c60 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 17 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 3 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 15 GOLDFINCH, 11 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 58 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Wed, 16 August 2017-Thurs, 17 August 2017: no reported sightings

Tues, 15 August 2017: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), c5 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 8 COMMON WHITETHROAT (all around manure heap, M.Farm), 4 REED WARBLER (WC). Gordon Hay

SEDGE WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 14 August 2017: 260 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 25 LAPWING. Also: Dragonfly: 25 Willow Emerald Damselfly. Gordon Hay

Sun, 13 August 2017: 1 GARGANEY (juv. Moors pools), c60 HOUSE MARTIN (WC). also: Butterflies (WC/Moors): 41 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Brown Hairstreak (close to pumping station). Also: Wasp Spider. Ray Baker

WASP SPIDER (Ray Baker)
1 GARGANEY (juv. Moors pools), 1 HOBBY (perched in oak on Spynes), 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 14 GADWALL, 1 TEAL, 10 BLACKCAP, 12 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 6 REED WARBLER. Gordon Hay

Sat, 12 August 2017: 06.25hrs-09.55hrs: 1 WHINCHAT (juv. on top of large oak by footbridge between Aquasports and M.Farm), 2 GARGANEY (juvs. Moors pools), c1 SEDGE WARBLER (1, poss. 2 M.Farm in hedgerow), c13 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (1 Spynes, c12 WC), c13 GADWALL (2 Spynes, c11 Spynes),c10 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. half-grown juvs. WC), 2 KESTREL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Moors pools), c8 COMMON SWIFT, 1 KINGFISHER (over fishermans car park, Moors), c20 ROOK (ploughed field by M23, M.Farm), c10 GOLDCREST (incl. family party with 4+ juv. M.Park), 1 COAL TIT (Cormongers Lane), c5 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), c5 WILLOW WARBLER (incl. singing bird & c5 juv), 3 MISTLE THRUSH (juvs. Nutfield Marsh), c2 YELLOWHAMMER (incl. 1 singing male S of Spynes). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 11 August 2017: 3 GARGANEY (all juv. Moors pools). Gordon Hay

Three juvenile GARGANEY on Moors pools (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 10 August 2017: 05.45hrs-09.30hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC causeway), 5 MUTE SWAN, 87 GREYLAG GOOSE, 62 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 10 GADWALL, 3 TEAL (Moors), 18 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 10 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 24 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 6 COMMON BUZZARD (incl. adult with juv. hunting low over Moors), 1 KESTREL, 5 MOORHEN, 43 COOT, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 41 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 38 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c200 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 9 MAGPIE, 14 CARRION CROW, 1 GOLDCREST, c20 SAND MARTIN, 5 SWALLOW, 3 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 7 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 7 REED WARBLER, 2 SONG THRUSH, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 57 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 9 August 2017: 2 LITTLE EGRET, 3 GADWALL, 4 TEAL, 2 KINGFISHER (all Moors). Ray Baker

Tues, 8 August 2017: 4 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COMMON SWIFT (over WC). Ray Baker

Mon, 7 August 2017: 05.15hrs-10.30hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (WC2 island), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (WC mound), 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC reedbed), 8 GREYLAG GOOSE, 63 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 12 GADWALL, 2 TEAL (Moors, eclipse plumage), 38 TUFTED DUCK, 9 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 17 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 3 KESTREL (family group, Nutfield Marsh), 1 PEREGRINE (male over Chilmead Farm, heading W), 12 MOORHEN, 95 COOT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 52 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 255 HERRING GULL, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 6 COMMON SWIFT, 2 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c250 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 16 MAGPIE, 5 JAY, c80 JACKDAW, 3 ROOK, 25 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 3 SAND MARTIN, 8 SWALLOW, c160 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 11 BLACKCAP, 13 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 5 REED WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 11 WREN, 6 BLACKBIRD, 4 SONG THRUSH, c20 HOUSE SPARROW, 40 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 62 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 6 August 2017: 1 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (WC2 island), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (moors pools), 1 WILLOW WARBLER. (WC mound). Also: Butterflies: Common Blue, Small Copper. Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker. Ray Baker

06.30hrs-10.20hrs: 1 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (winter plumage, WC2 island, 121st species for 2017), 1 HOBBY (adult, over Spynes), c2 COMMON SANDPIPER (1 M.Lake, 1 M.Lake), c6 SEDGE WARBLER (c5 WC1 reedbed, 1 M.Farm hedgerow), c8 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (2 Spynes, c6 WC), c3 GADWALL (M.West), c20 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 1 adult feeding juv. M.West), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), c25 LAPWING (M.Farm, then flew to M.West), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (incl. adult juv. cricket pitch, Nutfield Marsh), c3 STOCK DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), c15 COMMON SWIFT (Spynes), c1 SWALLOW, c20 HOUSE MARTIN (M.Farm, WC), cc2 REED WARBLER (WC1), c2 YELLOWHAMMER`91 prob. juv. M.Farm, 1 singing male oaks S of Spynes). Also: Butterfly: Painted Lady, cycle path by railway line. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay.
SEDGE WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
PAINTED LADY (Gordon Hay)
PAINTED LADY (Gordon Hay)
MEADOW BROWNS (Gordon Hay)
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT on WC2 island (Gordon Hay)

Sat, 5 August 2017: 1 OYSTERCATCHER (M.West. 120th species for 2017), 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools). Gordon Hay

OYSTERCATCHER on Mercers West (Gordon Hay)
Fri, 4 August 2017:  11.00hrs-13.20hrs - WC and Moors: 2 MUTE SWAN, 4 CANADA GOOSE, 3 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 5 GADWALL, c19 TUFTED DUCK, 1 POCHARD, 1 GREY HERON, 2 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (plus 7 young), 1 RED KITE (over WC2), 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c60 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c80 HERRING GULL, c6 HOUSE MARTIN, 3 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 REED WARBLER. Also: Butterflies: 1 Painted Lady, 2 Speckled Wood. Richard Perry


PAINTED LADY (Richard Perry)
3 GREEN SANDPIPER (incl. 1 juv. Moors pools). Also: Butterflies: Clouded Yellow, Common Blue. Gordon Hay

CLOUDED YELLOW by railway path (Gordon Hay)

COMMON BLUE (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 3 August 2017: no reported sightings

Wed, 2 August 2017: 1 HOBBY, 22 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, c200 COMMON SWIFT (over Spynes then headed NE). Also: Dragonflies: 8 Willow Emerald Damselfly (Spynes). Gordon Hay

1 KESTREL, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE OWL (juv. Nutfield Marsh), c80 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), 1 MISTLE THRUSH (mobbing Kestrel over cricket ground, Nutfield Marsh). Ray Baker
Juvenile LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS begging for food
on WC2 island (Gordon Hay)
WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFLY (Ray Baker)
Tues, 1 August 2017: no reported sightings.