July 2017

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

Thurs, 13 July 2017: 05.00hrs-13.00hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 2 RAVEN (Nutfield Ridge, in poplar trees by Inn On The Pond), 1 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), 8 MUTE SWAN, 58 GREYLAG GOOSE, 46 CANADA GOOSE, 19 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 2 TEAL, 14 MALLARD, 2 MALLARD (domestic), 1 POCHARD, 39 TUFTED DUCK, 2 PHEASANT, 4 CORMORANT, 11 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE, 11 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 15 MOORHEN, 60 COOT, 1 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 64 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 85 HERRING GULL, 5 FERAL PIGEON, 9 STOKE DOVE, 55 WOODPIGEON, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 3 LITTLE OWL, 6 COMMON SWIFT, 1 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 9 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 107 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 21 MAGPIE, 114 KACKDAW, 9 ROOK, 51 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 16 BLUE TIT, 8 GREAT TIT, 5 COAL TIT, 3 SKYLARK, 2 SWALLOW, 30 HOUSE MARTIN, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 18 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER (taking food to nest), 6 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 5 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 16 WREN, 17 STARLING, 17 BLACKBIRD, 10 SONG THRUSH, 5 MISTLE THRUSH, 15 ROBIN, 9 DUNNOCK, 6 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 CHAFFINCH, 6 GREENFINCH, 3 LINNET, 52 GOLDFINCH, 6 BULLFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 6 REED BUNTING. 72 species counted. Also: Butterflies: 17 species. Dragonflies: Willow Emerald. Ray Baker

Wed, 12 July 2017: 1 PEREGRINE (circled Moors before heading of towards Redhill), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 3 PIED WAGTAIL (incl. juv.), 2 GREY WAGTAIL (incl. 1 juv.). Ray Baker

Tues, 11 July 2017: no reported sightings.
 
Mon, 10 July 2017: 05.00hrs-13.15hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools first thing, then headed off E), 2 RAVEN (Nutfield Ridge), 2 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), 77 GREYLAG GOOSE, 50 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 54 TUFTED DUCK, 2 PHEASANT, 8 CORMORANT, 6 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 8 MOORHEN, 40 COOT, 3 LAPWING, 29 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 73 HERRING GULL, 4 STOKE DOVE, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 3 LITTLE OWL (2 juv. S of Spynes, 1 Nutfield Marsh), 5 COMMON SWIFT, 12 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 63 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 3 JAY, 25 JACKDAW, 11 ROOK, 69 CARRION CROW, 5 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, 4 SKYLARK, 5 SWALLOW, 20 HOUSE MARTIN, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 12 CHIFFCHAFF, 13 BLACKCAP, 9 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 6 REED WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 5 TREECREEPER, 8 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 5 GREENFINCH, 2 LINNET, 48 GOLDFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 6 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 69 species counted. Also: Butterflies: 17 species incl. Brown Argus, Purple Hairstreak. Dragonflies: 10 species incl. Ruddy Darter. Ray Baker
 

Sun, 9 July 2017: 05.40hrs-8.50hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (over Moors), 1 hobby (flew in low over WC at 8.40hrs, chasing House Martins), 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (over WC, heading W at 05.40hrs), 2 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), c18 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC1), 5 GADWALL (WC2 island), c12 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. 2 adults & 3 chicks WC2, 2 adults & 3 chicks WC1), c2 COMMON BUZZARD (pair, Chilmead Farm, & prob. female from pair, Moors), 2 KESTREL (female over Spynes, prob. 2nd summer male Nutfield Marsh), c20 BLACK-HEADED GULL (incl. 1 juv. WC1), c3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL (prob. juv. in field S of Spynes), 1 COAL TIT (juv. Chilmead Lane), c5 SAND MARTIN (Spynes), c50 HOUSE MARTIN (over WC), c1 YELLOWHAMMER (incl. 1 singing male, horse paddocks M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 8 July 2017: 1 LITTLE OWL (with 2 fledged young on second oak tree back Spynes hay meadow field), 1 LITTLE GREBE (with 4 young), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT. Butterflies: 6 Purple Hairstreak (Spynes, displaying in oak tops), 3 Marbled White, Gatekeeper. Dragonflies: Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Nutfield Ridge pool), Common Blue (2nd generation on the wing). Gordon Hay

LITTLE OWL with fledged young (Gordon Hay)
SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY (Gordon Hay)
PURPLE HAIRSTREAK (Gordon Hay)
Fri, 7 July 2017: no reported sightings

Thurs, 6 July 2017: 04.45hrs-10.00hrs: 2 RAVEN (first seen Chilmead Lane, then over Nutfield Ridge, then perched on tree by church), 2 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), 25 GREYLAG GOOSE, 50 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 3 GADWALL, 1 POCHARD, 61 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 8 CORMORANT, 7 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 10 MOORHEN, 30 COOT, 6 LAPWING (M.West), 6 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 25 HERRING GULL, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 2 COMMON SWIFT, 8 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 18 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 2 JAY, 23 JACKDAW, 2 ROOK, 46 CARRION CROW, 1 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 7 SKYLARK, 4 SWALLOW, 35 HOUSE MARTIN, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 6 CHIFFCHAFF, 17 BLACKCAP, 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 6 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 4 REED WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 17 WREN, 32 STARLING, 3 SONG THRUSH, 4 MISTLE THRUSH, 5 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 CHAFFINCH, 4 GREENFINCH, 26 GOLDFINCH, 2 BULLFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker

RAVEN (Ray Baker)



Tues, 4 July 2017-Wed, 5 July 2017: no reported sightings

Mon, 3 July 2017: 04.45hrs-09.30hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (flew N over WC), 1 HOBBY (circling over WC Lagoons 06.00hrs), 1 COMMON TERN (fishing, M.Lake), 3 MUTE SWAN, 36 GREYLAG GOOSE, 49 CANADA GOOSE, 28 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 2 POCHARD, 31 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 7 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 5 LITTLE GREBE, 11 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 13 MOORHEN, 39 COOT, 20 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 62 HERRING GULL, 6 COLLARED DOVE, 4 COMMON SWIFT, 1 KINGFISHER, 9 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 12 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 44 MAGPIE, 2 JAY, 2 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 6 SKYLARK, 13 SAND MARTIN, 30 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 15 CHIFFCHAFF, 15 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 6 REED WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 33 WREN, 18 SONG THRUSH, 5 MISTLE THRUSH, 8 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 3 GREENFINCH, 32 GOLDFINCH, 6 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 7 REED BUNTING. 66 species counted. Ray Baker

LITTLE EGRET (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 2 July 2017: 5 LITTLE EGRET (family party, Moors pools), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 1 POCHARD (male, Spynes), 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 PEREGRINE. Gordon Hay

Sat, 1 July 2017: no reported sightings