June 2017

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

Mon, 5 June 2017: 04.20hrs-09.30hrs: 1 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), 117 GREYLAG GOOSE, 20 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 6 GADWALL, 11 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 5 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 6 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 70 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, c150 COMMON SWIFT, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 5 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 5 ROOK, 6 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, 9 SKYLARK, c60 SAND MARTIN, 5 SWALLOW, c30 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 15 CHIFFCHAFF, 19 BLACKCAP, 3 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 18 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 8 REED WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 7 TREECREEPER, 14 SONG THRUSH, 7 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 6 CHAFFINCH, 3 GREENFINCH, 8 LINNET, 15 GOLDFINCH, 12 BULLFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 5 REED BUNTING. 66 species counted. Ray Baker

Snow in June! (Gordon Hay)

Sun, 4 June 2017: 06.30hrs-09.55hrs: 1 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake, then later flew off towards Gatton Park with a fish), c12 GREYLAG GOOSE (incl. pair with 3 goslings, Spynes), c9 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (male hybrid, Moors pools), 2 RED KITE (over landfill), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (pair, Chilmead Farm), 1 KESTREL (male over M.Farm, carrying prey), c50 COOT (incl. 2 pairs with 12 chicks, Moors pools), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (M.West), c3 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (on telegraph wires, Nutfield Marsh), c20 COMMON SWIFT, c15 SAND MARTIN, c2 SWALLOW, c15 HOUSE MARTIN (over WC, and collecting mud from WC2 island), c3 GARDEN WARBLER (incl. 1 N of M.Farm carrying food), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (incl. singing male between M.Farm and M.West), 7 COMMON WHITETHROAT (incl. pair feeding young), c5 REED WARBLER (incl. singing male Cormongers Lane overflow pool), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors pools), 1 YELLOWHAMMER (horse paddocks, M.Farm). Ian Kehl, Gordon Hay, Ray Baker

RED KITE (Gordon Hay)
PINTAIL/MALLARD hybrid (Ray Baker)
LITTLE OWL (Ray Baker)
Sat, 3 June 2017: 10.15hrs-14.00hrs: 2 COMMON TERN (1 over WC 12.12hrs, departed NW, 1 M.Lake 12.30hrs-14.00hrs), 3 MUTE SWAN, c32 GREYLAG GOOSE, c30 CANADA GOOSE, 17 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 15 TUFTED DUCK, 6 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 PEREGRINE, 4 MOORHEN, 33 COOT, 2 HERRING GULL, 1 COMMON SWIFT, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c16 SAND MARTIN, c15 HOUSE MARTIN, 7 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 6 BLACKCAP, 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 7 COMMON WHITETHROAT (incl. pair feeding young), c6 REED WARBLER, 2 SONG THRUSH, c3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREENFINCH, 2 REED BUNTING. Also: Butterflies: Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Common Blue, Red Admiral. Richard Perry, joined by Ray Baker

REED BUNTING (Ray Baker)
16 Common Blue, 4 Large Skipper, Meadow Brown. dragonflies: 4 Four-spotted Chaser, c200 Azure Damselfly (ovipositing Inn on the Pond pond). Ray Baker
FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER (Gordon Hay)
COMMON DARTER (Gordon Hay)
SPECKLED WOOD (Gordon Hay)
Fri, 2 June 2017: 04.45hrs-10.30hrs: 1 COMMON TERN (pontoon, M.Lake), 4 GREYLAG GOOSE, 11 CANADA GOOSE, 14 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 13 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 11 CORMORANT, 6 GREY HERON, 5 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 PEREGRINE, 4 MOORHEN, 33 COOT, 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 38 HERRING GULL, 7 STOCK DOVE, 75 WOODPIGEON, 3 COLLARED DOVE, 21 COMMON SWIFT, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 9 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 30 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 26 MAGPIE, 3 JAY, 25 JACKDAW, 7 ROOK, 5 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, 8 SKYLARK, 3 SAND MARTIN, c30 HOUSE MARTIN, 15 LONG-TAILED TIT, 17 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 25 BLACKCAP, 5 GARDEN WARBLER, 17 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 9 REED WARBLER, 2 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 18 SONG THRUSH, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 31 ROBIN, 17 DUNNOCK, 7 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 4 CHAFFINCH, 4 GREENFINCH, 28 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 4 REED BUNTING. 64 species counted. Ray Baker

Thurs, 1 June 2017: no reported sightings