January 2017

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

Wed, 18 January 2017: 11.00hrs-14.30hrs: 2 STONECHAT (pair, Moors), 1 MUTE SWAN, 2 CANADA GOOSE, c33 TEAL, c120 TUFTED DUCK, 7 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 5 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 21 LAPWING, c23 SNIPE (c22 Moors, 1 WC1), c400 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c15 COMMON GULL, 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c75 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 GOLDCREST, 3 SONG THRUSH, 4 REDWING, 3 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

Tues, 17 January 2017: 08.25hrs-12.20hrs: 1 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 2 LITTLE EGRET (1 WC, 1 Middle Pit), 23 GREYLAG GOOSE, 6 CANADA GOOSE, 5 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 3 WIGEON, 38 GADWALL, 67 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid male), 50 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 92 TUFTED DUCK, 31 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 17 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, c50 LAPWING, 23 SNIPE, c600 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 8 COMMON GULL, 10 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c315 HERRING GULL, 7 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c140 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 1 GOLDCREST, 2 SKYLARK, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 3 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 27 BLACKBIRD, 28 FIELDFARE, 5 SONG THRUSH, c70 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 10 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 4 CHAFFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, 52 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 10 REED BUNTING. 65 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Mon, 16 January 2017: no reported sightings
 
Sun, 15 January 2017: 07.35hrs-11.15hrs: 2 STONECHAT (pair, nr wooden bridge, Moors), c5 WIGEON (2 M.Lake, 1 Moors pools nr wooden bridge, 2 WC1), c132 GADWALL (poss. record count, incl. c98 M.West, c26 WC1), c130 TEAL (incl. c20 Spynes, c32 M.West, c53 Moors pools), c121 MALLARD (incl. c97 Moors pools, nr landfill), 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid male, nr wooden bridge, Moors pools), c48 SHOVELER (incl. c21 Middle Pit, c21 WC1), c6 POCHARD (4 Spynes, 2 WC2), c140 TUFTED DUCK (incl. c115 M.Lake), 1 PHEASANT (male, M.Farm), c23 LITTLE GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 Chilmead Farm, 1 Moors), 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools, nr wooden bridge), c43 MOORHEN (incl. c27 Moors), c255 COOT (incl. c60 Spynes, c135 WC), c47 LAPWING, c25 SNIPE (incl. c11 Spynes, c12 Moors pools by railway line), 25 COMMON GULL, c5 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, c5 STOCK DOVE, c150 JACKDAW (over WC at first light), c15 FIELDFARE, c75 REDWING, 2 GREY WAGTAIL (1 track benid AquaSports, 1 Moors pools, nr cycle path by landfill), 2 MEADOW PIPIT (WC lower mound). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 14 January 2017: (WC, Moors) 11.00hrs-13.00hrs: 2 STONECHAT (pair, Moors), 3 MUTE SWAN, 2 CANADA GOOSE, 4 WIGEON, 17 GADWALL, c53 TEAL, 4 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, c14 TUFTED DUCK, 1 GREY HERON, 4 LITTLE GREBE, 2 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 20 LAPWING, c9 SNIPE (Moors pools), c150 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c6 COMMON GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 HERRING GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 9 FIELDFARE, 2 SONG THRUSH, 1 DUNNOCK, 1 MEADOW PIPIT. Richard Perry
 
Thurs, 12 January 2017-Fri, 13 January 2017: no reported sightings

Wed, 11 January 2017: 08.25hrs-12.20hrs: 1 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 1 LITTLE EGRET (M.West), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Spynes), 2 STONECHAT (pair, Moors), 4 MUTE SWAN, 19 CANADA GOOSE, 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 30 GADWALL, 80 TEAL, 38 SHOVELER, 11 POCHARD, 100 TUFTED DUCK, 20 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE, 1 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 WATER RAIL (brook by wooden bridge, Moors), c55 LAPWING, 32 SNIPE, c500 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 25 COMMON GULL, 15 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 70 HERRING GULL, 26 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c420 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 5 JAY, 7 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 9 SKYLARK, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 26 FIELDFARE, 6 SONG THRUSH, c175 REDWING, 4 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, 33 GOLDFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 3 REED BUNTING. 69 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Tues, 10 January 2017: (WC, Moors, M.Lake) 10.30hrs-15.00hrs: 3 MUTE SWAN, 24 CANADA GOOSE, 6 WIGEON, 9 GADWALL, c86 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid male, Moors pools), 5 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, c117 TUFTED DUCK, c8 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 over WC, 1 M.Lake), 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), 17 LAPWING, c17 SNIPE (Moors pools), c700 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c25 COMMON GULL, c8 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c50 HERRING GULL, c8 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 GOLDCREST, 9 FIELDFARE, 13 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 BULLFINCH, 1 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

Mon, 9 January 2017: 07.30hrs-13.00hrs: 2 WHITE WAGTAIL (alba, unusual winter sighting, on ploughed field by new road on Nutfield Ridge), 1 SHELDUCK, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Chilmead Pools), 12 WIGEON, c80 GADWALL, c86 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid male, Moors pools), 20 SHOVELER, 12 POCHARD, 85 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 10 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 SPARROWHAWK, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 2 WATER RAIL (WC1, Moors), 17 MOORHEN, c145 COOT, 47 LAPWING, 10 SNIPE, c450 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 21 COMMON GULL, 13 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c200 HERRING GULL, 12 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 24 FERAL PIGEON, 22 STOCK DOVE, 50 WOODPIGEON, 3 COLLARED DOVE, 1 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c550 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 33 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, 10 JACKDAW, 47 CARRION CROW, 5 GOLDCREST, c35 SKYLARK, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 17 FIELDFARE, 9 SONG THRUSH, c175 REDWING, 5 HOUSE SPARROW, 6 PIED WAGTAIL, 6 MEADOW PIPIT, 3 CHAFFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, 35 GOLDFINCH, 11 BULLFINCH, 2 REED BUNTING. 68 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Sun, 8 January 2017: 08.15hrs-13.30hrs: 1 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 2 LITTLE EGRET (flew over Moors to WC1), 4 MUTE SWAN, c110 GREYLAG GOOSE (flew over M.Lake, landed in field, M.Farm), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (flew from Spynes heading W), 3 WIGEON (2 Spynes, 1 Moors pools by railway line), c40 GADWALL, c50 TEAL, c20 SHOVELER (mainly Middle Pit), 6 POCHARD (WC2), 1 PHEASANT (S of Spynes), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (heading N over M23), c400 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c10 COMMON GULL, c5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 6 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, c15 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, c50 FIELDFARE, c100 REDWING, 1 GREY WAGTAIL (M.Lake), 6 BULLFINCH, 4 REED BUNTING (reeds by causeway, WC1). Neil Randon

First SHELDUCK of the year at Spynes Mere (Neil Randon)
07.35hrs-11.15hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (WC1), c138 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.Farm), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (over Middle Pit), c7 WIGEON, c104 GADWALL (incl. c80 M.West), c78 TEAL (incl. c60 Moors pools, by railway line), c1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid male, Moors pools by railway line), c27 SHOVELER (incl. c20 Middle Pit), 8 POCHARD (2 Spynes, 6 WC2), 1 PHEASANT (M.Farm), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 M.Farm, 1 Moors), 2 KESTREL (pair, Chilmead Farm), c36 LAPWING (c21 Spynes, c15 Moors pools), c57 SNIPE (c15 Spynes, c40 Moors pools, by railway line, 2 WC1), c3 COMMON GULL (Spynes), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Spynes), c5 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Spynes), 1 COAL TIT (Chilmead Lane), c3 TREECREEPER (in trees by landfill, Moors, incl. 2 together), c10 FIELDFARE, c200 REDWING, c5 GREENFINCH (Spynes), c14 REED BUNTING (c8 Spynes, c6 WC). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 7 January 2017: no reported sightings

Fri, 6 January 2017: 10.00hrs-14.20hrs: 2 RAVEN (flew over M.Farm and onto Nutfield Ridge), 1 LITTLE EGRET, 13 WIGEON, 63 GADWALL, 52 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 219 TUFTED DUCK, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 210 COOT, 6 SNIPE, 2,000 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 100 COMMON GULL, 75 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2,250 HERRING GULL, 5 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL, 2 KINGFISHER, 30 FIELDFARE, 30 REDWING, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 7 REED BUNTING. Steve Gale

LITTLE OWL (Steve Gale)
Thurs, 5 January 2017: 07.25hrs-13.15hrs: 1 STONECHAT (Moors), 1 SISKIN (over Nutfield Ridge), 1 CANADA GOOSE, 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 11 WIGEON, 35 GADWALL, 36 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 11 POCHARD, 88 TUFTED DUCK, 285 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 6 LAPWING, 10 SNIPE, c810 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 18 COMMON GULL, 20 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c280 HERRING GULL, 12 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 4 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c420 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 6 GOLDCREST, 24 SKYLARK, 35 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, c30 FIELDFARE, 6 SONG THRUSH, c180 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 17 DUNNOCK, 12 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 8 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 18 GOLDFINCH, 1 LINNET (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 8 BULLFINCH, 3 YELLOWHAMMER, 4 REED BUNTING. 66 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 4 January 2017: (WC, Moors, M.Lake) 11.00hrs-14.30hrs: 3 MUTE SWAN, 11 GREYLAG GOOSE, 2 CANADA GOOSE, 3 WIGEON, c11 GADWALL, c40 TEAL, c7 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, c130 TUFTED DUCK, c4 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 2 LITTLE GREBE, 5 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 over Moors, 1 over M.Lake), 1 KESTREL, 13 LAPWING, 6 SNIPE (1 WC1, 5 Moors pools), c300 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c15 COMMON GULL, c18 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c110 HERRING GULL, 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GOLDCREST, 1 FIELDFARE, 2 REDWING. Richard Perry
 
Tues, 3 January 2017: (Nutfield Ridge): 1 WOODCOCK, 2 RED KITE, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 PEREGRINE. Gordon Hay

RED KITE over Nutfield Ridge (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 2 January 2017: 07.55hrs-11.10hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (WC1), c4 WIGEON, c60 GADWALL, c54 TEAL (incl. c40 Moors pools), c60 GADWALL (incl. pair mating Spynes), c1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid, Moors pools by railway line), c21 SHOVELER (incl. c6 Middle Pit, c11 WC1), 3 POCHARD, 1 PHEASANT (M.Farm), 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 Chilmead Farm, 1 Moors), c15 SNIPE (c12 Spynes, c3 Moors), c1 COMMON GULL, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Moors pools), c90 HERRING GULL, c3 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 KINGFISHER (small pool, Moors side of bridge over Redhill Brook, Nutfield Road), 1 COAL TIT (Nutfield Marsh), c10 FIELDFARE (Nutfield Marsh), c30 REDWING (incl. c20 Nutfield Marsh), 1 MISTLE THRUSH (Moors), c8 BULLFINCH. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay
 
am: 1 SISKIN (singing at Chilmead), 3 MUTE SWAN, 4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (over Moors), 5 WIGEON, 19 GADWALL, 65 TEAL, 20 MALLARD, 9 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 98 TUFTED DUCK, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 5 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 WATER RAIL (Moors), 23 MOORHEN, 122 COOT, 8 LAPWING, 2 SNIPE, 25 FIELDFARE, 70 REDWING, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. Steve Gale

07.25hrs-13.40hrs: 1 PEREGRINE, 1 BLACKCAP, 2 MUTE SWAN, 2 GREYLAG GOOSE, 47 CANADA GOOSE, 4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 7 WIGEON, 31 GADWALL, 47 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD, 7 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, c75 TUFTED DUCK, 27 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 WATER RAIL (Spynes, overflow pool), 3 SNIPE, c280 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 5 COMMON GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c90 HERRING GULL, 3 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 4 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 7 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, c25 SKYLARK, 15 LONG-TAILED TIT, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 TREECREEPER, c70 FIELDFARE, 10 SONG THRUSH, c235 REDWING, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 9 MEADOW PIPIT, 4 CHAFFINCH, 5 GREENFINCH, 41 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 3 REED BUNTING. 69 species counted. Ray Baker

10.00hrs-14.00hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (WC1), 4 MUTE SWAN, 1 GREYLAG GOOSE, 35 CANADA GOOSE (Spynes), 3 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Spynes), 2 WIGEON (Spynes), c15 GADWALL, c30 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid, Moors pools by railway line), c8 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD (2 WC2, 2 Spynes), c50 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT (male, S of Spynes), c15 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, c8 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK (female, Spynes), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Moors), 10 LAPWING (8 Moors, 2 Spynes), 3 SNIPE (2 Moors pools, 1 M.West on spit), BLACK-HEADED GULL, c5 COMMON GULL, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, HERRING GULL, 5 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 KINGFISHER (ditch by WC mini-mound), 1 GREEN WOODPECKER (Chilmead Farm), 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER (M.West), c220 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 31 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, c175 JACKDAW, 33 CARRION CROW, 2 GOLDCREST (M.West), 5 SONG THRUSH, c10 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH (Moors), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (M.West, on spit, 1 MEADOW PIPIT (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 LINNET (landfill, by Cormongers Lane), 4 BULLFINCH, 1 REED BUNTING (wooden bridge, Moors). 56 species counted. Neil Randon

Sun, 1 January 2017: 07.00hrs-13.30hrs: 3 LITTLE EGRET (Chilmead pits), 5 JACK SNIPE (Moors), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (1 Spynes, 1 Redhill Brook, Moors), 1 TAWNY OWL (calling Nutfield Ridge), 2 STONECHAT (pair, Moors), 8 MUTE SWAN, 31 GREYLAG GOOSE, 122 CANADA GOOSE, 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (flying E), 15 WIGEON, c80 GADWALL, 85 TEAL, c60 MALLARD, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (prob. hybrid), 21 SHOVELER, 8 POCHARD, c95 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT (male), c25 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, c8 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK (female), 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL (pair Chilmead Farm), 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), MOORHEN, COOT, 7 LAPWING, 22 SNIPE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, 15 COMMON GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c250 HERRING GULL, 5 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, FERAL PIGEON, 5 STOCK DOVE, WOODPIGEON, COLLARED DOVE, RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 4 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 45 MAGPIE, JAY, c500 JACKDAW, 4 ROOK, CARRION CROW, 10 GOLDCREST, BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT, 1 COAL TIT (Chilmead pit), 28 SKYLARK (M.Farm), c35 LONG-TAILED TIT, 4 CHIFFCHAFF M.Lake), 2 TREECREEPER, WREN, c60 FIELDFARE, 12 SONG THRUSH, c420 REDWING (incl. 170 in largest flock), 150 STARLING, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 MEADOW PIPIT, CHAFFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, c55 GOLDFINCH, 2 LINNET, 5 BULLFINCH, 9 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 75 species counted. Gordon Hay

05.30hrs: 1 TAWNY OWL (WC). Ray Baker