September 2016

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


Tues, 27 September 2016: 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (juv. WC1, then flew to WC2 island), 2 LITTLE EGRET, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON GULL (WC1, first of the autumn), 45 HOUSE MARTIN, 6 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 REED BUNTING. Gordon Hay
COMMON GULL (Gordon Hay)
Juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 26 September 2016: 10.00hrs-13.00hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools, then relocated to WC1), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC1) c147 CANADA GOOSE (1 WC1, c146 WC2), 14 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 15 WIGEON (10 WC1, 5 Moors pools), c21 GADWALL, c17 TEAL, c13 SHOVELER, c16 TUFTED DUCK, 8 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 5 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 LAPWING (Moors pools), 1 SNIPE (WC1), c75 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c35 HERRING GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, c30 HOUSE MARTIN, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Richard Perry

Sun, 25 September 2016: 07.00hrs-12.05hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools, by railway line), 1 HOBBY (low over M.Farm), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools, by wooden bridge), c300 GREYLAG GOOSE (incl. c200 M.Farm, c100 Chilmead Farm), c213 CANADA GOOSE (incl. c175 Chilmead Farm), c14 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), c10 WIGEON (c3 Spynes, c5 Moors pools, c2 WC1), c24 TEAL (4 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 2 POCHARD (pair, WC1), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (M.Farm), 2 KESTREL, c9 SNIPE (c6 Spynes, c3 Moors pools, by railway line), c8 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Lane), 1 KINGFISHER (Moors pools), c200 RING-NECKED PARAKEET (c200 flew from W end of M.Lake at 07.10hrs), c120 JACKDAW (incl. c100 Chilmead Farm), c2 ROOK (Chilmead Farm), c200 CARRION CROW (incl. c150 Chilmead Farm), c10 HOUSE MARTIN (Moors, WC), c6 CHIFFCHAFF. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay
 
Sat, 24 September 2016: no reported sightings

Fri, 23 September 2016: 1 HOBBY (juveniles over Spynes), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 KESTREL, 82 LAPWING, 10 SNIPE, 25 SWALLOW, 8 HOUSE MARTIN, 15 CHIFFCHAFF, 12 MEADOW PIPIT. Also Dragonflies: c40 Migrant Hawker, 25 Common Darter. Butterflies: 8 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper. Gordon Hay

Thurs, 22 September 2016: no reported sightings
 
Wed, 21 September 2016: am: 217 GREYLAG GOOSE, 133 CANADA GOOSE, 20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 20 WIGEON, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 PEREGRINE,  25 SWALLOW, 220 HOUSE MARTIN, 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC). Gordon Hay

10.15hrs-11.30hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 10 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC2 island), 4 GREY HERON (Moors), 1 SPARROWHAWK (Moors), 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KINGFISHER (Moors), c12 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 GREY WAGTAIL (over, Moors), 1 MEADOW PIPIT (WC). Neil Randon

LITTLE EGRET on the Moors pools (Neil Randon)

Tues, 20 September 2016: 1 LITTLE EGRET, 1 HOBBY (over Spynes), 134 GREYLAG GOOSE, 60 CANADA GOOSE, 21 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 17 WIGEON, 45  GADWALL, 30 TEAL (incl. males starting to come out of eclipse plumage), 12 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD (male), 6 GREY HERON, 1 KESTREL (male, Chilmead Farm), 25 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 15 MEADOW PIPIT. Also: Dragonflies: 12 Migrant Hawker, 7 Common Darter. Gordon Hay 
MIGRANT HAWKER (Gordon Hay)
GREYLAG GOOSE on oat stubble, Mercers Farm (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 19 September 2016: am: 2 RAVEN (over landfill, then Nutfield Ridge). Gordon Hay

06.40hrs-14.40hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), 1 HOBBY (over WC), 2 RAVEN (heading W over Nutfield Ridge), 1 WHINCHAT (Moors), 103 GREYLAG GOOSE, 38 CANADA GOOSE, 17 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 22 WIGEON, 41 GADWALL, 33 TEAL, 16 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD (male, WC1), 39 TUFTED DUCK, 16 CORMORANT, 7 GREY HERON, 24 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 39 MOORHEN, 126 COOT,  28 LAPWING, 3 SNIPE, c95 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 53 HERRING GULL, c75 FERAL PIGEON, 29 STOCK DOVE, c245 WOODPIGEON, 7 COLLARED DOVE, 5 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c140 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 43 MAGPIE, 8 JAY, c320 JACKDAW, c80 ROOK, c76 CARRION CROW, 9 GOLDCREST, 4 COAL TIT, 7 SWALLOW, c120 HOUSE MARTIN, c45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 43 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 2 SONG THRUSH, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 9 DUNNOCK, 8 HOUSE SPARROW, 4 GREY WAGTAIL, 5 PIED WAGTAIL, c30 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 CHAFFINCH, 8 BULLFINCH, 3 GREENFINCH, 2 LINNET, 32 GOLDFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 72 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 18 September 2016: 06.50hrs-10.40hrs: c80 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.Farm), c50 CANADA GOOSE (M.Farm), c18 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (7 M.West, 11 WC1), 14 WIGEON (7 Spynes, 3 Moors pools, 4 WC1), c50 GADWALL (incl. c33 Moors pools by railway line), c22 TEAL (2 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), c103 MALLARD (incl. c71 Moors pools), c15 SHOVELER (Moors pools), c79 TUFTED DUCK (incl. c45 M.Lake, c27 WC), 2 PHEASANT (males, M.Farm), c34 LITTLE GREBE, 2 KESTREL (Moors), 1 PEREGRINE (over landfill), c46 MOORHEN (incl. c20 Moors pools), c279 COOT (incl. c154 WC), 6 SNIPE (3 Spynes, 2 M.West, 1 WC1), 2 KINGFISHER (1 M.Lake, 1 Moors pools), 1 COAL TIT (pines, Cormongers Lane), c10 SWALLOW (Chilmead Lane), c30 HOUSE MARTIN (Chilmead Lane), c15 CHIFFCHAFF, c4 MEADOW PIPIT (Horse paddocks, M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

2 WIGEON (Moors), 2 SNIPE (1 Moors, 1 WC1), 2 KINGFISHER (Moors), 1 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors), 2 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors). Ray Baker

07.15hrs-11.30hrs: 2 WHINCHAT (Moors), 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over Spynes), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 6 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC2 island), c10 LAPWING (5 over WC1, c5 Spynes), 2 SNIPE (Spynes), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), 1 KESTREL (Perched in bush, horse paddocks), 1 PEREGRINE (M.Farm, circled then failed swoop at prey before circling high and heading S towards landfill), 3 KINGFISHER (2 Moors pools, 1 M.Lake), 8 SKYLARK (M.Farm, flushed by Peregrine's presence), c8 SAND MARTIN (over WC), c20 HOUSE MARTIN (M.Farm), c20 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP (female, WC mound), 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT (WC mound), 3 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors by log pool, 2 over), 1 PIED WAGTAIL (WC), 2 MEADOW PIPIT (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 CHAFFINCH, 4 GREENFINCH (Spynes). Neil Randon

PEREGRINE over Mercers Farm (Neil Randon)
Distant WHINCHAT on the Moors (Neil Randon)
Sat, 17 September: 10.40hrs-14.40hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 HOBBY (over Spynes 14.05hrs), 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over Moors c12.20hrs), 7 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, c17 GADWALL, 6 TEAL, c9 SHOVELER, c26 TUFTED DUCK, 13 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 17 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, c30 LAPWING (Spynes Mere), c12 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c30 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c20 SWALLOW, c40 HOUSE MARTIN, 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

am: 2 LITTLE EGRET, 2 WHINCHAT (Moors), 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over), 264 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 2 WIGEON, c120 SWALLOW (heading W), 110 HOUSE MARTIN, 12 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 GREY WAGTAIL. Gordon Hay
 
Fri, 16 September 2016: am: 2 LITTLE EGRET, 1 DUNLIN (WC2 island), 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (Moors pools, nr feeder pipes of Redhill brook), 2 WIGEON (Moors), 6 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors). Ray Baker
 
KESTREL (Gordon Hay)
YELLOW WAGTAIL on Moors (Gordon Hay)
am: 2 LITTLE EGRET, 1 DUNLIN (WC2 island), 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (Moors pools, nr feeder pipes of Redhill brook), c40 GADWALL, 1 WIGEON, 15 SHOVELER, 3 SAND MARTIN, c50 SWALLOW, c40 HOUSE MARTIN, 4 GREY WAGTAIL (Railway pools). Gordon Hay
DUNLIN on WC2 island (Gordon Hay)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on WC1 (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 15 September 2016: am: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 3 COMMON BUZZARD (M.Farm), 1 SNIPE (Moors pools), 2 KINGFISHER (Moors pools). Neil Randon
 
Wed, 14 September 2016: 06.20hrs-12.10hrs: 3 LITTLE EGRET (2 Moors pools, 1 E over Spynes), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors, by footbridge), 2 HOBBY (chasing a Swift, Nutfield Ridge), 1 WHINCHAT (Moors), 35 CANADA GOOSE, 18 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 23 GADWALL, 16 TEAL, 17 SHOVELER, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 25 CORMORANT, 7 GREY HERON, 17 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 52 LAPWING, 1 SNIPE, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 COMMON SWIFT, 4 KINGFISHER, 8 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 130 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, c133 JACKDAW, c15 ROOK, 7 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 7 SKYLARK, 26 SWALLOW, c50 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 21 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 3 BLACKCAP, 3 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 3 BULLFINCH, 9 LINNET, 6 GOLDFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 69 species counted. Ray Baker 

Tues, 13 September 2016: 09.15hrs-11.30hrs: 4 COMMON SANDPIPER (on platoon, M.Lake), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), by footbridge), 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, c30 LAPWING (Spynes), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 4 GOLDCREST (Cormongers Lane), c15 HOUSE MARTIN, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 REED WARBLER, 1 MEADOW PIPIT. Neil Randon

am: 1 LITTLE EGRET, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 WIGEON, plus GADWALL, TEAL, SHOVELER, KINGFISHER, REED WARBLER, GREY WAGTAIL (All Moors). Ray Baker
 
am: 4 COMMON SANDPIPER (on platoon, M.Lake), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 21 GREYLAG GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 40 GADWALL, 15 TEAL, 10 SHOVELER, 84 MALLARD, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, c80 HOUSE MARTIN. Gordon Hay

Mon, 12 September 2016: 06.30hrs-13.00hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 HOBBY (sitting in tree nr. Chilmead Ponds), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c4 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors pools), 34 CANADA GOOSE, 13 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 15 GADWALL, 18 TEAL, 9 SHOVELER, 1 PHEASANT, 19 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 2 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 6 LAPWING, c180 BACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c85 HERRING GULL, 5 KINGFISHER, 11 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c100 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, c60 JACKDAW, c200 ROOK, c70 CARRION CROW, 10 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 1 SWALLOW, c30 HOUSE MARTIN, c25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 24 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 3 REED WARBLER, 3 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 7 BULLFINCH, 4 LINNET, 6 GOLDFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER. 64 species counted. Ray Baker
SMALL COPPER butterfly (Gordon Hay)
Butterfly: 1 Small Copper. Dragonfly: 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly. Gordon Hay
COMMA butterfly (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 11 September 2016: 06.55hrs-10.20hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools, by railway line), 2 COMMON SANDPIPER (1 M.West, 1 Moors pools, by railway line), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools, by railway line), 1 WHINCHAT (hedgerow, M.Farm), 2 SEDGE WARBLER (2 juv. Moors pools, by railway line), c4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, c30 GADWALL (Moors pools, by railway line), c12 TEAL (incl. 9 Moors pools by wooden bridge), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (oaks, S of Spynes), 1 KINGFISHER (M.Lake), c3 SWALLOW (Chilmead Farm), c30 HOUSE MARTIN (Chilmead Farm), c30 CHIFFCHAFF, c10 BLACKCAP (incl. c3 juv.), 2 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors pools, by railway line), c6 YELLOWHAMMER (incl. c3 juv. M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 10 September 2016: no reported sightings

Fri, 9 September 2016: 1 LITTLE EGRET, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (all on Moors), 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT. Gordon Hay 
 
Thurs, 8 September 2016:  55 LAPWING (Spynes), 2 SNIPE (Spynes), 16 SWALLOW (flying S). Gordon Hay

06.15hrs-13.40hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), 2 GREYLAG GOOSE, 47 CANADA GOOSE, 12 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, c40 GADWALL, 22 TEAL, 6 SHOVELER, 4 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 7 LAPWING, 1 SNIPE, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 9 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c530 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 17 MAGPIE, 8 JAY, c220 JACKDAW, c150 ROOK, c65 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 5 SKYLARK, c10 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, c65 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 15 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 REED WARBLER, 3 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, c205 STARLING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 3 BULLFINCH, 19 LINNET, 29 GOLDFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 65 species counted.
Also: Dragonflies: 7 Willow Emerald, 1 Migrant Hawker. Ray Baker

JAY (Gordon Hay
Wed, 7 September 2016: 2 WHEATEAR (M.Farm), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors, by cycle path footbridge). also: Willow Emerald Damselfly (Spynes, east end path). Gordon Hay

GREEN SANDPIPER (Gordon Hay)
WHEATEAR on Mercers Farm (Gordon Hay)
c40 LAPWING (Spynes), 1 SNIPE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 2 LINNET (M.Farm), 1 REED BUNTING. Also: Butterflies: 2 Brown Hairstreak (1 M.West, 1 Moors railway embankment), 1 Small Copper (Moors railway embankment).  Dragonflies: 4 Willow Emerald, 18 Southern Hawker, 1 Common Darter, 1 Ruddy Darter, 2 Brown Hawker. Ray Baker

Tues, 6 September 2016: pm: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 2 SHOVELER, 1 KINGFISHER, 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 REED WARBLER (All Moors pools). Matt Farmer

1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 REED WARBLER. Gordon Hay
 
Mon, 5 September 2016: 06.30hrs-12.00hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West), 3 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors), 1 WHINCHAT (Nutfield Ridge), 3 GREYLAG GOOSE, 97 CANADA GOOSE, 9 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON (Moors), 22 GADWALL, 14 TEAL, 2 SHOVELER, 4 GREY HERON, 16 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 LAPWING, 3 SNIPE, c60 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c40 HERRING GULL, 1 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c610 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, c155 JACKDAW, c100 ROOK, c75 CARRION CROW, 3 GOLDCREST, 45 SAND MARTIN, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 10 LONG-TAILED TIT, 15 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 NUTHATCH, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 BULLFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH. 58 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 4 September 2016: 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 12 GREYLAG GOOSE, 116 CANADA GOOSE, 13 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 50 GADWALL, 25 TEAL, 3 GREY WAGTAIL. Also: Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Moors railway embankment), 1 Painted Lady butterfly. Gordon Hay
HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTH (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 3 September 2016: pm: 1 WHINCHAT (south of Chilmead Ponds). Ian Jones

WHINCHAT (Ian Jones)
11.00hrs-13.00hrs: 1 CUCKOO (low over Moors at 12.25hrs, perched briefly twice. 138th species for 2016), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 16 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC1), 1 WIGEON, c15 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, c7 SHOVELER, c20 TUFTED DUCK, 4 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 3 juv.), 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. 2 juv.), c110 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c35 HERRING GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, c4 SAND MARTIN, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Richard Perry

Hirundines on wires at Nutfield Marsh (Gordon Hay)
SMALL WHITE butterfly (Gordon Hay)
am: 1 WIGEON, 22 GADWALL, c20 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 32 MOORHEN (All Moors pools), 3 SAND MARTIN, 15 SWALLOW, 120 HOUSE MARTIN (All on wires out Marsh Cottages, Nutfield Marsh), c25 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT. Gordon Hay

Fri, 2 September 2016: no reported sightings

Thurs, 1 September 2016: 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER. Gordon Hay