November 2016

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




Mon, 28 November 2016: 07.15hrs-14.15hrs: 1 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (adult, Spynes), 46 CANADA GOOSE, 23 WIGEON, 32 GADWALL, 47 TEAL, 9 SHOVELER, 8 POCHARD, 73 TUFTED DUCK, 33 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 11 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 24 LAPWING, 8 SNIPE, c380 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 13 COMMON GULL, 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c280 HERRING GULL, 12 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, c250 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 72 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, c310 JACKDAW, 54 CARRION CROW, 12 GOLDCREST, 22 SKYLARK, c60 LONG-TAILED TIT, 7 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 18 WREN, c120 STARLING, 65 BLACKBIRD, 2 FIELDFARE, 4 SONG THRUSH, c30 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 13 MEADOW PIPIT, 15 CHAFFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 2 GREENFINCH, 55 GOLDFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 66 species counted. Ray Baker  


YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 27 November 2016: 07.40hrs-10.40hrs: 1 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (adult, Spynes), 4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (1 Spynes, 3 M.Farm), c20 WIGEON (c12 Spynes, c8 WC1), c31 TEAL (1 Spynes, c30 Moors pools by railway line), c15 SHOVELER (c7 Spynes, c5 Moors pools, c3 WC1),  4 POCHARD (1 Spynes, 3 WC2),  1 KESTREL (female Chilmead Farm), c14 SNIPE (c6 Spynes, c8 Moors pools by railway line), c3 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Spynes), c4 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 10 FIELDFARE (over Spynes), c4 REDWING, 4 LINNET (horse paddocks M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 25 November 2016-Sat, 26 November 2016: no reported sightings

Thurs, 24 November 2016: 07.15hrs-12.30hrs: 1 PEREGRINE (female, fields by M23), 2 STONECHAT (pair, Moors), 71 CANADA GOOSE, 25 WIGEON, 45 GADWALL, 34 TEAL, 19 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 119 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 26 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 16 LAPWING, 3 SNIPE, c1020 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 11 COMMON GULL, 13 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c480 HERRING GULL, 7 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, c250 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 23 MAGPIE, 4 JAY, c2000 JACKDAW, 27 CARRION CROW, 9 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 15 SKYLARK, 20 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 7 WREN, c365 STARLING, 42 BLACKBIRD, 4 FIELDFARE, 5 SONG THRUSH, c56 REDWING, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 6 MEADOW PIPIT, 4 CHAFFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 45 GOLDFINCH, 5 SISKIN, 1 REED BUNTING. 62 species counted. Ray Baker  

Wed, 23 November 2016: 1 PINTAIL (Moors), 2 POCHARD, 1 CHIFFCHAFF. Ray Baker

11:00hrs-13:00hrs (WC, Moors): 1 PINTAIL (1m Moors Pools), 2 MUTE SWAN, 1 CANADA GOOSE, 3 WIGEON, c25 GADWALL, c16 TEAL, 6 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, c21 TUFTED DUCK, 2 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 4 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 3 LAPWING, 1 SNIPE, c200 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c18 COMMON GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c70 HERRING GULL,  1 KINGFISHER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 FIELDFARE, c10 REDWING,  3 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

Tues, 22 November 2016: 07.15hrs-12.00hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Chilmead lane), 5 MUTE SWAN, 3 GREYLAG GOOSE, c180 CANADA GOOSE, 21 WIGEON, 32 GADWALL, 49 TEAL, 52 MALLARD, 4 MALLARD (domestic), 17 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, c95 TUFTED DUCK, 38 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 11 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 12 MOORHEN, c155 COOT, 2 KESTREL, 9 LAPWING, 2 SNIPE, c140 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c140 HERRING GULL, 23 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 FERAL PIGEON, 1 STOCK DOVE, 25 WOODPIGEON, 4 COLLARD DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c280 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 23 MAGPIE, 2 JAY, c125 JACKDAW, c33 CARRION CROW, 10 GOLDCREST, 17 BLUE TIT, 7 GREAT TIT, 13 SKYLARK, c35 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 TREECREEPER, 10 WREN, c155 STARLING, 21 BLACKBIRD, 8 FIELDFARE, 5 SONG THRUSH, 45 REDWING, 21 ROBIN, 2 DUNNOCK, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 10 PIED WAGTAIL, 11 MEADOW PIPIT, 6 CHAFFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 21 GOLDFINCH, 1 SISKIN, 1 REED BUNTING. 61 species counted. Ray Baker  

PINTAIL/PINTAIL x MALLARD hybrid (Ray Baker)
PINTAIL/PINTAIL x MALLARD hybrid (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 21 November 2016: 1 PINTAIL (Moors), 3 GREYLAG GOOSE, c80 CANADA GOOSE, 34 WIGEON (incl. 22 Spynes), c30 GADWALL, c50 TEAL, c8 SHOVELER, 3 POCHARD, c100 MALLARD, 16 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, 1 CHIFFCHAFF. Ray Baker

Sun, 20 November 2016: 07.55hrs-10.50hrs: 1 PINTAIL (newly flooded area of Moors, by cycle path, to E of wooden bridge), c21 WIGEON (c17 Spynes, c4 WC1), c65 GADWALL, c67 TEAL (incl. c50 Moors pools by railway line), 1 WATER RAIL (SW corner of Spynes bullrush pool, nr cycle path), 1 KESTREL (female Nutfield Marsh), c20 SNIPE (c17 Spynes, c3 Moors), c2 COMMON GULL (Spynes), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (on raft, M.Lake), c4 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (on raft, M.Lake), c1 KINGFISHER (1 over Cormongers Lane overflow pool, plus another Moors pools by railway line), c3 GOLDCREST (in mixed flock including Tit species, M.Park). Ian Kehl

Fri, 18 November 2016-Sat, 19 November 2016: no reported sightings

Thurs, 17 November 2016: 06.50hrs-11.00hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Chilmead Ponds), 48 CANADA GOOSE, 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 17 WIGEON, 41 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, 9 SHOVELER, 7 POCHARD, c95 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 25 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 25 LAPWING, 12 SNIPE, c235 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 12 COMMON GULL, 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c240 HERRING GULL, 2 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, c440 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 22 MAGPIE, 4 JAY, 13 GOLDCREST, 1 SKYLARK, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 3 FIELDFARE, 4 SONG THRUSH, 46 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 5 MEADOW PIPIT, 3 CHAFFINCH, 39 GOLDFINCH, 9 SISKIN (Nutfield Marsh, Nutfield Ridge), 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 60 species counted. Ray Baker  

10:00hrs-13:00hrs (WC, Moors, M.Lake): 2 STONECHAT (1m, 1f Moors), 2 MUTE SWAN, 1 CANADA GOOSE, 6 WIGEON, c23 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 5 POCHARD, c67 TUFTED DUCK, 4 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 6 LITTLE GREBE,  5 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, c29 LAPWING, 5 SNIPE, c175 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c8 COMMON GULL, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c245 HERRING GULL, 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, c4 FIELDFARE 2 REDWING, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Richard Perry

Wed, 16 November 2016: 12.30hrs: 1 RED KITE (drifting slowly over WC before heading towards Nutfield Ridge), 1 STONECHAT (female, Moors). Matt Farmer
 
Tues, 15 November 2016: no reported sightings

Mon, 14 November 2016: 07.00hrs-13.00hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Spynes), 56 CANADA GOOSE, 5 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 25 WIGEON, 44 GADWALL, 27 TEAL, 10 SHOVELER, 11 POCHARD, 87 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 22 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 19 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 59 LAPWING, 11 SNIPE, c310 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 7 COMMON GULL, 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c260 HERRING GULL, 3 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL, 5 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c345 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 14 GOLDCREST, 1 SKYLARK, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 74 BLACKBIRD, 2 FIELDFARE, 6 SONG THRUSH, 85 REDWING, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 GREY WAGTAIL, 10 PIED WAGTAIL, 8 MEADOW PIPIT, 8 CHAFFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 4 GREENFINCH, 44 GOLDFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 4 REED BUNTING. 68 species counted. Ray Baker 

PINTAIL thought to be a possible Pintail x Mallard hybrid.


Sun, 13 November 2016: 07.20hrs-11.20hrs: 1 PINTAIL (male, with flock of Mallard over Spynes at 08.55hrs, SW towards Moors), 30 WIGEON (20 Spynes, 10 WC1), 75 GADWALL (14 Spynes, 31 M.West, 30 WC1), 19 TEAL (5 Spynes, 2 M.West, 12 Moors pools), 8 SHOVELER (1 Spynes, 7 M.West), 8 POCHARD (2 M.West, 6 WC), 101 TUFTED DUCK (incl. 70 M.Lake, 22 WC), 27 mallard (incl. c12 WC1), 1 PHEASANT (male, M.Farm), 15 CORMORANT, 23 LITTLE GREBE, c9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK (over M.Park), 2 KESTREL (pair Nutfield Marsh), 43 MOORHEN (incl. 26 Moors pools), 294 COOT (incl. 102 Spynes, 127 WC), 126 LAPWING (incl. 52 Spynes, 71 M.West), 23 SNIPE (22 Spynes, 7 M.West), c5 COMMON GULL (c2 Spynes, c3 WC1), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC1), c8 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL (incl. c6 M.Lake at 07.30hrs, c2 WC1), c2 REDWING, 2 GREY WAGTAIL (1 SWT car park by WC, 1 M.West). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 11 November 2016-Sat, 12 November 2016: no reported sightings
 
Thurs, 10 November 2016: 06.50hrs-13.00hrs: 1 GREYLAG GOOSE, 48 CANADA GOOSE, 24 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 16 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 6 POCHARD, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 14 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 49 MOORHEN, c180 COOT, 35 LAPWING, 10 SNIPE, c520 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c10 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c375 HERRING GULL, 7 GREAT-BLACK-BACKED GULL, 7 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c225 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 41 MAGPIE, 7 JAY, c625 JACKDAW, 54 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 6 SKYLARK, c70 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, 1 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 23 WREN, c50 STARLING, 54 BLACKBIRD, 5 FIELDFARE, 5 SONG THRUSH, 35 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 11 CHAFFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 28 GOLDFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 64 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 9 November 2016:
4 POCHARD, (WC2), 7 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC2 island), c2000 JACKDAW (Nutfield Ridge), 4 CHIFFCHAFF. Gordon Hay

Tues, 8 November 2016:
10.45hrs-13.30hrs: 2 MUTE SWAN, 13 CANADA GOOSE, 6 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 8 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 14 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, c13 TUFTED DUCK, 3 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 LAPWING (Moors pools), 3 SNIPE, c110 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c15 COMMON GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 KINGFISHER, 3 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 SONG THRUSH, 2 MEADOW PIPIT. Richard Perry

Mon, 7 November 2016: 07.00hrs-12.00hrs: 1 MUTE SWAN, 16 CANADA GOOSE, 25 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 26 TEAL, 4 SHOVELER, 8 POCHARD, 92 TUFTED DUCK, 25 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 25 MOORHEN, 204 COOT, 84 LAPWING, 5 SNIPE, c520 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c10 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c430 HERRING GULL, 7 FERAL PIGEON, 4 STOCK DOVE, c120 WOODPIGEON, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c150 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 26 MAGPIE, 7 JAY, 7 JACKDAW, 42 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 12 BLUE TIT, 6 GREAT TIT, 11 SKYLARK, c25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 NUTHATCH, 8 WREN, 25 STARLING, 22 BLACKBIRD, 14 FIELDFARE, 1 SONG THRUSH, 10 REDWING, 11 ROBIN, 4 DUNNOCK, 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 9 PIED WAGTAIL, 19 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, 12 GOLDFINCH. 53 species counted. Ray Baker 

Sun, 6 November 2016: 07.20hrs-10.15hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Spynes), 2 STONECHAT (pair nr Moors pools, by railway line), c23 WIGEON (c14 Spynes, 1 M.West, 2 Moors pools, c6 WC1), c47 TEAL (c23 Spynes, c4 M.West, c20 Moors pools), c5 SHOVELER (c3 M.West, 1 Spynes, 1 Moors pools), 7 POCHARD (1 M.West, 1 Spynes, 5 WC2), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (over Moors), 14 SNIPE (c9 Spynes, c3 M.West, 2 over Moors), 2 COMMON GULL (Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER (pair Moors pools), 1 CHIFFCHAFF (singing, WC1), 1 TREECREEPER (oaks N of Middle Pit), c2 FIELDFARE, c5 REDWING (incl. c3 hawthorn trees N of Middle Pit). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Wed, 2 November 2016- Sat, 5 November 2016: no reported sightings

Tues, 1 November 2016: pm: 1 CETTI'S WARBLER (nr WC2 bridge), 45 WIGEON, 35 GADWALL, 58 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 3 POCHARD, c100 TUFTED DUCK, 156 LAPWING, 11 SNIPE, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COAL TIT, 1 TREECREEPER (Moors cycle path by landfill). Gordon Hay