August 2017

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

Wed, 9 August 2017: 2 LITTLE EGRET, 3 GADWALL, 4 TEAL, 2 KINGFISHER (all Moors). Ray Baker

Tues, 8 August 2017: 4 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COMMON SWIFT (over WC). Ray Baker

Mon, 7 August 2017: 05.15hrs-10.30hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (WC2 island), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (WC mound), 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC reedbed), 8 GREYLAG GOOSE, 63 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 12 GADWALL, 2 TEAL (Moors, eclipse plumage), 38 TUFTED DUCK, 9 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 17 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 3 KESTREL (family group, Nutfield Marsh), 1 PEREGRINE (male over Chilmead Farm, heading W), 12 MOORHEN, 95 COOT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 52 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 255 HERRING GULL, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 6 COMMON SWIFT, 2 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c250 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 16 MAGPIE, 5 JAY, c80 JACKDAW, 3 ROOK, 25 CARRION CROW, 6 GOLDCREST, 3 SAND MARTIN, 8 SWALLOW, c160 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 11 BLACKCAP, 13 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 5 REED WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 11 WREN, 6 BLACKBIRD, 4 SONG THRUSH, c20 HOUSE SPARROW, 40 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 62 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 6 August 2017: 1 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (WC2 island), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (moors pools), 1 WILLOW WARBLER. (WC mound). Also: Butterflies: Common Blue, Small Copper. Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker. Ray Baker

06.30hrs-10.20hrs: 1 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (winter plumage, WC2 island, 121st species for 2017), 1 HOBBY (adult, over Spynes), c2 COMMON SANDPIPER (1 M.Lake, 1 M.Lake), c6 SEDGE WARBLER (c5 WC1 reedbed, 1 M.Farm hedgerow), c8 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (2 Spynes, c6 WC), c3 GADWALL (M.West), c20 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 1 adult feeding juv. M.West), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), c25 LAPWING (M.Farm, then flew to M.West), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (incl. adult juv. cricket pitch, Nutfield Marsh), c3 STOCK DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), c15 COMMON SWIFT (Spynes), c1 SWALLOW, c20 HOUSE MARTIN (M.Farm, WC), cc2 REED WARBLER (WC1), c2 YELLOWHAMMER`91 prob. juv. M.Farm, 1 singing male oaks S of Spynes). Also: Butterfly: Painted Lady, cycle path by railway line. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay.
SEDGE WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
PAINTED LADY (Gordon Hay)
MEADOW BROWNS (Gordon Hay)
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT on WC2 island (Gordon Hay)

Sat, 5 August 2017: 1 OYSTERCATCHER (M.West. 120th species for 2017), 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools). Gordon Hay

OYSTERCATCHER on Mercers West (Gordon Hay)
Fri, 4 August 2017:  11.00hrs-13.20hrs - WC and Moors: 2 MUTE SWAN, 4 CANADA GOOSE, 3 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 5 GADWALL, c19 TUFTED DUCK, 1 POCHARD, 1 GREY HERON, 2 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (plus 7 young), 1 RED KITE (over WC2), 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c60 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c80 HERRING GULL, c6 HOUSE MARTIN, 3 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 REED WARBLER. Also: Butterflies: 1 Painted Lady, 2 Speckled Wood. Richard Perry


PAINTED LADY (Richard Perry)
3 GREEN SANDPIPER (incl. 1 juv. Moors pools). Also: Butterflies: Clouded Yellow, Common Blue. Gordon Hay

CLOUDED YELLOW by railway path (Gordon Hay)

COMMON BLUE (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 3 August 2017: no reported sightings

Wed, 2 August 2017: 1 HOBBY, 22 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, c200 COMMON SWIFT (over Spynes then headed NE). Also: Dragonflies: 8 Willow Emerald Damselfly (Spynes). Gordon Hay

1 KESTREL, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE OWL (juv. Nutfield Marsh), c80 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), 1 MISTLE THRUSH (mobbing Kestrel over cricket ground, Nutfield Marsh). Ray Baker
Juvenile LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS begging for food
on WC2 island (Gordon Hay)
WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFLY (Ray Baker)
Tues, 1 August 2017: no reported sightings.