January 2014

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

Sun, 26 January 2014- Fri 31 January 2104: no reported sightings

Sat, 25 January 2014: 14.00hrs-16.55 pm: 2 SMEW (Redheads M.Lake), 2 LITTLE EGRET (roosting in SE corner of WC1), 2 SHELDUCK (Pair Spynes), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Spynes),  c25 TEAL, 5 WIGEON (3m & 2f Middle Pit), c15 SHOVELER, c13 POCHARD (12 Spynes, 1 Moors Pools), c25 CORMORANT (incl 20+ on island in Spynes), 2 BUZZARD (1 Spynes, 1 Moors), c1 SPARROWHAWK, c20 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (mainly Spynes), c10 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Spynes), c3 COMMON GULL, c3 WATER RAIL, (1 Spynes overflow, c2 heard only Spynes bullrush pond), c4 COMMON SNIPE (Spynes), c50 REDWING (incl c40 Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c6 FIELDFARE, c400 JACKDAW (mainly trees down Cormongers Lane). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Mon, 20 January 2014-Fri, 24 January 2014: no reported sightings

Sun, 19 January, 2014: 08.00hrs-11.20hrs:  2 EGYPTIAN GEESE (S of Spynes), 2 SHELDUCK (pair Spynes), c16 TEAL (incl. c10 WC1), 5 WIGEON (3m & 2f M.West), c15 SHOVELER (c7 Mid-Pit, c8 WC1), c28 POCHARD (23 Spynes, c2 Mid-Pit/M.West, c3 WC), c25 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (c5 Spynes, c20 M Lake), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c4 COMMON GULL, c4 COMMON SNIPE (Spynes), c40 REDWING (incl c30 by M.CP), 2 LITTLE OWL (1 M.Farm, 1 oaks S of Spynes), c5 FIELDFARE (field S of Spynes), c5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER (incl 4 together S of Spynes), 1 m PHEASANT (S of M.West), c4 BULLFINCH incl 3 together S of Spynes), 2 MEADOW PIPIT (hedge to W of M.Farm), c5 SKYLARK (M.Farm), 1 SPARROWHAWK (imm m over Moors), 1 KINGFISHER (Redhill Brook, Moors side of Fordbridge). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 18 January 2014: 10.30hrs-15.00hrs: 13 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 90 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 36 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 40 Mallard, 15 Shoveler, 22 Pochard, 95 Tufted Duck, 2 Smew (2 red-heads on M.Lake), 75 Coot, 35 Lapwing, 1 Jack Snipe (Moors), 31 Common Snipe (mainly Moors), 2 Green Sandpiper (Moors), 1,500 Herring Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting. Steve Gale 

Thurs, 16 January 2014-Fri, 17 January 2014: no reported sightings

Wed, 15 January 2014: pm: 1 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (adult, in flooded field behind WC1 with flock of gulls). Matt Farmer

Mon, 13 January 2014-Tues, 14 January 2014: no reported sightings

Sun, 12 January 2014: 8.05hrs-11.10hrs:  1 f SMEW (Flew into WC1), 1 LITTLE EGRET (over M.West flying W towards Moors), c19 CANADA GEESE (Moors), c50 TEAL (incl 12 which flew off from overflow pool by Cormongers Lane), 3 WIGEON (2m & 1f Mid-Pit), c29 SHOVELER (c5 Mid-Pit, 2 Spynes, c10 Moors Pools, c12 WC1), c11 POCHARD (9m Spynes, 1f Moors Pools, 1f WC1), c26 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (c10 Spynes, 2 M.West, c14 M.Lake), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c4 COMMON GULL, c8 SNIPE (c4 Spynes, c4 Moors), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c12 FIELDFARE (Moors), c3 REDWING, 1 YELLOWHAMMER (hedge to W of M. Farm), c4 DUNNOCK, 3 PIED WAGTAIL (Moors), c4 JAY. Ian Kehl

Sat, 11 January 2014: no reported sightings

Fri, 10 January 2014: 3f SMEW (M.Lake), 1 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 8 SISKIN, 2 LESSER REDPOLL (M.CP). Graham James 

Thurs, 9 January 2014: no reported sightings

Wed, 8 January 2014: 2 SMEW (2 redheads), 2 LESSER REDPOLL, 2 GOLDCREST, 1m SPARROWHAWK, 11 REDWING (all M.Lake), 1 LITTLE OWL, 2 JAY, 7 MEADOW PIPIT (M.Farm). Matt Farmer

Tues, 7 January 2014: no reported sightings

Wed, 6 January 2014: 1115-1215: 2 LESSER REDPOLL (M.CP), 1 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (E over Fordingbridge). Neil Hadden

Sun, 5 January 2014: 13.00hrs: 3 SMEW (M.Lake). Neil Randon

08.30hrs - 11.25hrs: 3 SMEW (3 redheads, NE end of M.Lake, by fallen tree in water, N of Aqua Sports), c50 TEAL (Moors Pools), c20 SHOVELER (c10 Mid-Pit, c10 Moors Pools), c10 POCHARD (c6 Spynes, c2 M.Lake, c1 Moors Pools, c1 WC1), c5 GREAT-CRESTED GREBE (incl. 1 displaying pair M.Lake), c20 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (M.Lake), c2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 2 COMMON SNIPE (Moors), c2 REDWING, 1 YELLOWHAMMER (Hedge to S of M.Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), 1 REED BUNTING (WC1). Ian Kehl, Steve Gale and Gordon Hay

Fri, 3 January 2014-Sat, 4 January 2014: no reported sightings

Thurs, 2 January 2014: pm: c75 CANADA GOOSE (Moors), c200 BLACK-HEADED GULL (various areas), 1 POCHARD (M.Lake),c4 teal (Moors Pools), c10 SHOVELER (WC1), 10 LAPWING (Moors Pools), 2 GOLDCREST, 1 KINGFISHER (over Moors), c20 REDWING (M.Lake). Neil Randon

Wed, 1 January 2014: no reported sightings