August 2016

Please note:  
Please report your sightings to Neil Randon at neil.randon@googlemail.com.
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Thurs, 25 August 2016: 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (in hedgerow between Aqua Sports, M.Lake and M.West). Kevin Duncan

06.00hrs-12.20hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 5 MUTE SWAN, 5 GREYLAG GOOSE, 60 CANADA GOOSE, 12 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 14 GADWALL, 8 TEAL, 42 MALLARD, 2 SHOVELER, 56 TUFTED DUCK, 11 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 16 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 26 MOORHEN, 55 COOT, c40 LAPWING, c145 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c85 HERRING GULL, 2 STOCK DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 5 KINGFISHER, 5 COMMON SWIFT, 2 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c520 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 19 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, c20 JACKDAW, c100 ROOK, c20 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 30 BLUE TIT, 8 GREAT TIT, 2 COAL TIT, 1 SKYLARK, 3 SAND MARTIN, 7 SWALLOW, c30 HOUSE MARTIN, 10 LONG-TAILED TIT, 13 CHIFFCHAFF, 11 BLACKCAP, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 REED WARBLER, 3 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 29 WREN, c80 STARLING, 8 BLACKBIRD, 47 ROBIN, 3 DUNNOCK, 1 HOUSE SPARROW, 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 3 BULLFINCH, c17 LINNET, 21 GOLDFINCH. 65 species counted. Also: Butterflies: 1 Clouded Yellow (WC causeway), 2 Small Heath. Ray Baker
 
Wed, 24 August 2016: no reported sightings

Tues, 23 August 2016: 06.00hrs-11.00hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), 4 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 1 COMMON TERN (WC1 post), 2 WIGEON, c15 TEAL, 1 COMMON SWIFT, c60 SAND MARTIN, c40 HOUSE MARTIN (feeding over lagoons). Also: Butterflies: 2 Small Heath, Brown Hairstreak (female, egg-laying in hedge at E end of WC2). Dragonflies: c15 Southern Hawker, 7 Brown Hawker, 4 Ruddy Darter, 1 Willow Emerald (by bridge between WC lagoons). Ray Baker 

Mon, 22 August 2016: 06.00hrs-11.00hrs: 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 6 GREYLAG GOOSE, 75 CANADA GOOSE, 12 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 8 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 23 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 6 LAPWING, 70 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 45 HERRING GULL, 1 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 3 KINGFISHER, 5 COMMON SWIFT, 2 KINGFISHER, 10 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 615 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 315 JACKDAW, 110 CARRION CROW, 155 SAND MARTIN, 50 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 28 CHIFFCHAFF, 15 BLACKCAP, 2 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 2 REED WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 BULLFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, 16 GOLDFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER. 64 species counted. Ray Baker

2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 COMMON SWIFT, c60 SAND MARTIN. Also: butterflies: 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady nr horse paddocks. Gordon Hay

COMMON TERN bathing on WC1 (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 21 August 2016: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 HOBBY, 2 WIGEON, 20 GADWALL, 14 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 1 COMMON BUZZARD (juv. with fully-grown brown rat in talons), 21 KESTREL, 2 COMMON SWIFT, 3 KINGFISHER, 80 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, 60 HOUSE MARTIN, c20 CHIFFCHAFF, 10 BLACKCP, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 MISTLE THRUSH, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Gordon Hay
 
Sat, 20 August 2016: 11.30hrs-13.30hrs: 2 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (2 Moors pools), 5 GADWALL (WC1), 4 COMMON SWIFT (M.Lake), c40 SAND MARTIN (M.Farm), c5 SWALLOW (M.Farm), c25 HOUSE MARTIN (M.Farm, M.Lake, WC), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (over Moors by cycle path). Neil Randon 

Fri, 19 August 2016: c8 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, c3 SEDGE WARBLER (all in bushes Moors side of WC mound). Matt Farmer

10.30hrs-13.00hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 COMMON TERN (circled WC at 12.15hrs), 5 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 12 GADWALL, 6 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, c23 TUFTED DUCK (incl. 4 juv.), 1 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 3 juv.), 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. 3 juv.), c120 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c43 HERRING GULL, 3 COMMON SWIFT (over WC 12.50hrs), 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 SAND MARTIN, c25 HOUSE MARTIN, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER. Richard Perry

2 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools, 1 M.West), 1 COMMON TERN (M.Lake), 2 WIGEON, 8 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 70 LAPWING, 2 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors pools). Gordon Hay
 
Thurs, 18 August 2016: 05.45hrs-11.15hrs: 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (Horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 WIGEON, 1 GREYLAG GOOSE, 52 CANADA GOOSE, 25 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 9 GADWALL, 19 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER, 2 PHEASANT, 26 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 24 LAPWING, 55 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 30 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 5 KINGFISHER, 8 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c1010 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 4 JAY, 5 ROOK, 10 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 10 SAND MARTIN, c100 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 27 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 5 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 14 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 BULLFINCH, 2 GREENFINCH, 2 LINNET, 30 GOLDFINCH. 64 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Wed, 17 August 2016: late am: 2 GREENSHANK (Moors pools), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (WC1 island), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 KINGFISHER (Moors pools). 
Also: Butterflies: 4 Common Blue. Neil Randon

Two GREENSHANK and two GREEN SANDPIPER on
Moors pools (Neil Randon)
COMMON BLUE butterfly (Neil Randon)
Tues, 16 August 2016: 2 WIGEON, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE OWL, 3 GREY WAGTAIL. Also: Butterlies: 2 Painted Lady, 7 Common Blue, 1 Clouded Yellow. Ray Baker

1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (juvenile, WC2 island), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 HOBBY, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (juveniles, WC), 3 COMMON BUZZARD.
Also: Butterfly: Clouded Yellow (WC Mound). Gordon Hay

Juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Gordon Hay)
CLOUDED YELLOW butterfly (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 15 August 2016: 05.30hrs-10.30hrs: 3 GREENSHANK (juveniles, Moors pools), 2 WIGEON, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 165 GREYLAG GOOSE, 75 CANADA GOOSE, 12 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 8 GADWALL, 8 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 5 GREY HERON, 33 LITTLE GREBE, 13 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 37 LAPWING, 140 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 105 HERRING GULL, 8 STOCK DOVE, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 3 KINGFISHER, 12 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1090 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 650 JACKDAW, 150 ROOK, 113 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 2 SKYLARK, 8 SAND MARTIN, 1 SWALLOW, 50 HOUSE MARTIN, 10 LONG-TAILED TIT, 28 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 10 BLACKCAP, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 2 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 3 BULLFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, 30 GOLDFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER. 68 species counted. Also: Butterfly: Clouded Yellow. Ray Baker

GREENSHANK (Gordon Hay)
3 GREENSHANK (juveniles, Moors pools. 137th species in 2016), 2 WIGEON, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 8 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER. 
Also: 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly (1 Moors, 1 Spynes). Gordon Hay 

Sun, 14 August 2016: 1 COMMON TERN (M.Lake). Gordon Hay

Sat, 13 August 2016: 4 COMMON TERN (Moors pools), 3 COMMON SWIFT, 3 WILLOW WARBLER. Gordon Hay

PEACOCK (Gordon Hay)
Fri, 12 August 2016: 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors, railway pools), 2 GREY WAGTAIL (log pool, Moors). Gordon Hay
Female BANDED DEMOISELLE (Gordon Hay)
Male EMPEROR dragonfly feeding on a COMMON DARTER (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 11 August 2016: 05.30hrs-10.30hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), c115 GREYLAG GOOSE, c78 CANADA GOOSE, 18 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 4 GADWALL, 2 TEAL, 3 GREY HERON, 20 LITTLE GREBE, 10 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 25 LAPWING, c55 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 62 HERRING GULL, 8 STOCK DOVE, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 20 COMMON SWIFT, 3 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c1625 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, c720 JACKDAW, c250 ROOK, c165 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 5 SKYLARK, c40 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, c40 HOUSE MARTIN, 50 LONG-TAILED TIT, 31 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER (railway embankment, Moors), 16 BLACKCAP, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 6 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 BULLFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, 41 GOLDFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 10 August 2016: 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC), 140 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.Farm), 107 CANADA GOOSE (M.Farm), 14 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (M.Farm), 8 GADWALL (WC), 5 TEAL (WC), 3 SHOVELER (WC), 1 PEREGRINE (over), 55 LAPWING (Spynes), 8 COMMON SWIFT (Spynes), c1000 JACKDAW (M.Farm), 220 ROOK (M.Farm), 20 SAND MARTIN (Spynes), 5 REED WARBLER (WC), 5 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Gordon Hay

Tues, 9 August 2016: early pm: 1 DUNLIN (juvenile, Moors pools. Flew off heading SW. Returned in the evening. 136th species in 2016), 1 KINGFISHER (sitting on fence post, Moors pools). Gordon Hay, Neil Randon, Ray Baker

DUNLIN on Moors pools (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 8 August 2016: 05.30hrs-12.00hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), c120 GREYLAG GOOSE, 122 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 GADWALL, 1 TEAL, 2 SHOVELER, 1 GREY HERON, 25 LITTLE GREBE, 16 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 3 LAPWING, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 15 STOCK DOVE, 3 COMMON SWIFT, 5 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c1150 RING-NECKED PARAKEET (coming out of roost), c830 JACKDAW, c150 ROOK, c170 CARRION CROW, 9 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 7 SKYLARK, c15 SAND MARTIN, 1 SWALLOW, c70 HOUSE MARTIN, c40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 24 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER (railway embankment, Moors), 7 BLACKCAP, 8 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 4 BULLFINCH, 1 GREENFINCH, c22 GOLDFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER. 63 species counted. Also: Butterfly: Purple Hairstreak. Dragonflies: Willow Emerald, Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter Ray Baker

Sun, 7 August 2106: 06.05hrs-09.25hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (flew from Spynes spit), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (2 on Moors pools by railway line), c8 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (SE corner WC1), 4 GADWALL (WC1), 5 TEAL (3 WC1, 2 Moors pools by railway line), 1 SHOVELER (WC1), c30 MALLARD (incl. female with 8 ducklings, Moors pools by railway line), c10 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 2 separate pairs each with 1 chick, Moors pools by railway line), 1 KESTREL (imm. male Cormongers Lane), c65 LAPWING (Spynes, M.West), 1 SNIPE (flew high over M.Farm and circled twice. First for autumn), c4 STOCK DOVE (c3 oaks S of spynes, 1 in pines Cormongers Lane), 1 LITTLE OWL (Oaks S of Spynes), 1 KINGFISHER (male, Moors pools by railway line), c20 ROOK (M.Farm), c10 SWALLOW (mainly juveniles, flying W in small groups), c20 HOUSE MARTIN (Moors, WC), c15 CHIFFCHAFF (incl. c10 along railway embankment, Moors), c1 WILLOW WARBLER (juv. along railway embankment, Moors), c200 STARLING (flew from roost WC1). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay
LITTLE OWL (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 6 August 2016: no reported sightings
 
Fri, 5 August 2016: 1 HOBBY (circling WC).
Butterflies: 14 species incl. Brown Argus, Small Copper, Painted Lady. Ray Baker

Thurs, 4 August 2016: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 15 GADWALL, 3 TEAL, 4 SHOVELER, 1 WILLOW WARBLER. Gordon Hay

05.30hrs-12.00hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, c160 GREYLAG GOOSE, c335 CANADA GOOSE, 25 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 2 TEAL, 2 SHOVELER, 2 GREY HERON, 23 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 3 chick Moors), 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 5 LAPWING, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c50 HERRING GULL, c115 WOODPIGEON, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 15 COMMON SWIFT, 2 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c590 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, c300 JACKDAW, c150 ROOK, c205 CARRION CROW, 5 GOLDCREST, 10 BLUE TIT, 3 GREAT TIT, 12 SKYLARK, c25 SAND MARTIN, 1 SWALLOW, c60 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 6 BLACKCAP, 3 COMMON WHITETHROAT, c13 REED WARBLER, 4 TREECREEPER, c150 STARLING, 5 SONG THRUSH, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 5 BULLFINCH, 4 GREENFINCH, 42 GOLDFINCH, 3 YELLOWHAMMER. 60 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 3 August 2016: pm: 2 HOBBY (over Spynes), 240 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 170 ROOK (M.Farm). Gordon Hay 

am: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), 2 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), c4 KINGFISHER, 1 TREECREEPER, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Ray Baker

Tues, 2 August 2016: 13.00hrs-15.00hrs: 2 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 1 SPARROWHAWK (over Moors), c35 LAPWING (Spynes, Moors), 5 STOCK DOVE (M.Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (oak M.Farm), 9 COMMON SWIFT (Spynes), 5 GOLDCREST (Moors cyclepath by landfill), 1 SKYLARK (M.Farm), c30 SAND MARTIN (Moors), c20 HOUSE MARTIN, 2 CHIFFCHAFF (both juveniles), 1 GREENFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Neil Randon
 
2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools). Gordon Hay

PAINTED LADY on Nutfield Ridge (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 1 August 2016: 05.10hrs-11.40hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 2 SEDGE WARBLER (WC causeway), 103 GREYLAG GOOSE, 91 CANADA GOOSE, 10 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 11 GADWALL, 7 TEAL, 2 SHOVELER, 40 TUFTED DUCK (incl. 4 ducklings), 2 PHEASANT, 7 CORMORANT, 7 GREY HERON, 20 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 1 chick WC1), 13 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 18 LAPWING, 82 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 14 STOCK DOVE, 5 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 6 COMMON SWIFT, 4 KINGFISHER, 14 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c380 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 3 JAY, c360 JACKDAW, c110 ROOK, c140 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 2 SKYLARK, c32 SAND MARTIN, 4 SWALLOW, c60 HOUSE MARTIN (many nest building for second brood), 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 14 CHIFFCHAFF, 6 BLACKCAP, 7 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 15 REED WARBLER, 4 TREECREEPER, c115 STARLING, 4 SONG THRUSH, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 1 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 8 BULLFINCH, 8 GREENFINCH, c90 GOLDFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 70 species counted. Ray Baker