October 2017

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



Mon, 30 October 2017
am: 18 WIGEON, 21 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD (M.West), 1 SCAUP (female, Spynes. 129th species in 2017), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 22 SNIPE (18 Moors pools, 4 Spynes), 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), c90 FIELDFARE, 25 REDWING, 250 STARLING (over, mostly heading N), 2 LESSER REDPOLL, 8 SISKIN, 15 YELLOWHAMMER, 8 REED BUNTING. Gordon Hay

06.20hrs-12.00hrs: 17 MUTE SWAN, 31 CANADA GOOSE, 11 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 20 WIGEON, 32 GADWALL, 25 TEAL, 24 SHOVELER, 10 POCHARD, 60 TUFTED DUCK, 49 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 14 SNIPE, 8 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, c40 COLLARED DOVE, 3 KINGFISHER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c575 RING-NECKED PARAKEET,  c2,000 JACKDAW, 2 ROOK, 80 CARRION CROW, 17 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 8 SKYLARK, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 13 FIELDFARE, 5 SONG THRUSH, 1 REDWING, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 10 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 5 PIED WAGTAIL, 17 MEADOW PIPIT, 5 CHAFFINCH, 21 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 2 SISKIN, 5 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 29 October 2017
early am: 21 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 8 SNIPE, 62 COLLARED DOVE, 135 REDWING, 3 FIELDFARE, LESSER REDPOLL, 12 SISKIN. Gordon Hay

Sat, 28 October 2017
early am: 14 WIGEON, 45 GADWALL, 30 TEAL, 10 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 98 TUFTED DUCK, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 20 SNIPE (16 Moors, 4 Spynes), 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), 800 WOODPIGEON, 8 SKYLARK, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, c30 REDWING (Chilmead Lane), 27 FIELDFARE (Chilmead Lane), 12 MEADOW PIPIT, 60 CHAFFINCH, 31 LESSER REDPOLL, 25 SISKIN, 1 HAWFINCH (landed briefly in tall Lombardy Poplars along Nutfield Road. 4th sight record). Gordon Hay

Fri, 27 October 2017
No reported sightings

Thurs, 26 October 2017
07.30hrs-14.00hrs: 15 MUTE SWAN, 83 GREYLAG GOOSE, 252 CANADA GOOSE, 10 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 11 WIGEON, 32 GADWALL, 15 TEAL, 17 SHOVELER, 5 POCHARD, 39 TUFTED DUCK, 1 GOLDENEYE (female, M.Lake), 1 PHEASANT, 15 CORMORANT, 1 LITTLE EGRET, 3 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 5 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 25 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 10 SNIPE, 265 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 8 COMMON GULL, 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 47 HERRING GULL, 8 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 375 RING-NECKED PARAKEET,  9 JACKDAW, 1 RAVEN (heard only, Nutfield Ridge by landfill), 22 GOLDCREST, 7 SKYLARK, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 29 WREN, 9 REDWING, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 STONECHAT, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 7 PIED WAGTAIL, 12 MEADOW PIPIT, 5 CHAFFINCH, 3 GREENFINCH, 6 LESSER REDPOLL, 67 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 1 SISKIN, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 5 REED BUNTING. 74 species counted. Ray Baker

35 CORMORANT (Spynes), 1 LITTLE OWL (Spynes), 2 LESSER REDPOLL (over). Gordon Hay

Wed, 25 October 2017
(All Moors): 1 LITTLE EGRET, c12 SNIPE, 1 WATER RAIL, c2 KINGFISHER, 2 SKYLARK (over), 2 CHIFFCHAFF, c4 STONECHAT, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 SISKIN (over). Also: Butterflies: 6 Red Admiral, 1 Comma. Dragonflies: 6 Migrant Hawker, 2 Common Darter.  Ray Baker

Tues, 24 October 2017
(All Moors): 1 LITTLE EGRET, 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 SNIPE, 1 WATER RAIL, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 STONECHAT. Ray Baker

Mon, 23 October 2017
pm: 62 GADWALL, 1 WATER RAIL (Moors pools), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 3 SNIPE (Moors pools), 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (1st winter, on pipe, Spynes), 10 COMMON GULL (WC), 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC), 8 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (WC), 1 KINGFISHER (Moors pools), 2 CHIFFCHAFF (Moors), c20 REDWING (Moors, over), c30 SISKIN (M.Farm), 1 LESSER REDPOLL (M.Farm), 5 YELLOWHAMMER (M.FARM), 3 REED BUNTING (M.Farm). Gordon Hay  

07.20hrs-12.200hrs: 9 MUTE SWAN, 3 GREYLAG GOOSE, 120 CANADA GOOSE, 25 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 13 WIGEON, 35 GADWALL, 29 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 29 TUFTED DUCK, 2 PHEASANT, 17 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 35 LAPWING, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 7 SNIPE, 220 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 4 COMMON GULL, 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 60 HERRING GULL, 13 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 345 FERAL PIGEON, 5 STOCK DOVE, 245 WOODPIGEON, 9 COLLARED DOVE, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 7 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c325 RING-NECKED PARAKEET,  c1270 JACKDAW, 8 GOLDCREST, 1 SKYLARK, 35 LONG-TAILED TIT, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, c57 REDWING, 2 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 16 PIED WAGTAIL, 10 MEADOW PIPIT, 3 CHAFFINCH, 28 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 5 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker


WATER RAIL (Gordon Hay)
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Gordon Hay)
12noon-13.15hrs: 1 HAWFINCH (flew over Moors heading S. 3rd site record). Neil Randon

Sun, 22 October 2017
07.30hrs-10.55hrs: c21 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), c11 WIGEON (3 Spynes, c8 Moors pools), c23 TEAL (3 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 4 POCHARD (WC1), 3 KESTREL (incl. 2 Nutfield Marsh), 1 PEREGRINE (male high over WC/Moors 07.35hrs), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 4 SNIPE (2 Spynes, 2 Moors pools), c4 COMMON GULL,2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (2 adults on platform, M.Lake), c60 STOCK DOVE (incl. c50 over M.West), c6 REDWING (over), 3 STONECHAT (male M.Farm, pair Moors), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (N.Marsh), c4 MEADOW PIPIT (WC mound), c11 SISKIN (over in 2 flocks of 6 & 5), c8 YELLOWHAMMER (hedgerow, M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 21 October 2017
10.15hrs-13.00hrs - WC, Moors: 2 MUTE SWAN, c163 CANADA GOOSE, 22 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 6 WIGEON, c16 GADWALL, c30 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 4 TUFTED DUCK, 3 CORMORANT, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 GREY HERON, c4 LITTLE GREBE, 3 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, c150 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 COMMON GULL, c63 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT BACK-BACKED GULL, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 STONECHAT (Moors), 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry
 
am: 210 GREYLAG GOOSE (+ 1 dead Spynes), 190 CANADA GOOSE, 31 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 1 winged Spynes), 13 WIGEON, 40 GADWALL, 45 TEAL, 23 SHOVELER, 6 POCHARD, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 KESTREL, 41 LAPWING, 7 SNIPE, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (adult, over), 8 GOLDCREST, 12 SKYLARK, 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 10 BLACKBIRD, 12 SONG THRUSH, 55 REDWING, 12 CHAFFINCH, 80 GOLDFINCH, 6 LINNET, 5 SISKIN, 8 YELLOWHAMMER. Gordon Hay

Fri, 20 October 2017
No reported sightings

Thurs, 19 October 2017
07.20hrs-13.10hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 79 GREYLAG GOOSE, 290 CANADA GOOSE, 33 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 13 WIGEON, 31 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 12 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 50 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 20 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 2 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 KESTREL, 31 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools), 5 SNIPE, 130 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 4 COMMON GULL, 35 HERRING GULL, 185 FERAL PIGEON, 182 STOCK DOVE, 115 WOODPIGEON, 30 COLLARED DOVE, 5 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 58 MAGPIE, 4 JAY, c1120 JACKDAW, c265 CARRION CROW, 16 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 14 SKYLARK, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 3 SONG THRUSH, 15 REDWING, 2 STONECHAT, 5 DUNNOCK, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 9 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 24 CHAFFINCH, 7 GOLDFINCH, 6 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 7 REED BUNTING. 64 species counted. Ray Baker

12 WIGEON, 25 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 1 LITTLE EGRET (in trees along railway line embankment), 1 JACK SNIPE (Moors pools and showing well), 4 SNIPE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 TREECREEPER. Gordon Hay

Wed, 18 October 2017
pm: 105 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 190 CANADA GOOSE, 8 WIGEON, 40 GADWALL, 25 TEAL, 15 SHOVELER, 1 JACK SNIPE (landed on Moors pools among Teal, showed well for 90 mins), 3 SNIPE (Moors pools), 6 COMMON GULL, 8 GOLDCREST, 45 LONG-TAILED TIT, 7 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 TREECREEPER. Gordon Hay 

JACK SNIPE on Moor pools (Gordon Hay)

Tues, 17 October 2017
07.10hrs-12.50hrs: 12 MUTE SWAN, 68 GREYLAG GOOSE, 126 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 12 WIGEON, 30 GADWALL, 19 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 7 POCHARD, 33 TUFTED DUCK, 12 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, c30 LAPWING, 7 SNIPE, c370 FERAL PIGEON, 10 STOCK DOVE, c270 WOODPIGEON, 31 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c830 JACKDAW, c100 CARRION CROW, 15 GOLDCREST, 10 SKYLARK, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 14 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 22 WREN, c200 STARLING, 7 REDWING, 3 STONECHAT, c10 HOUSE SPARROW, 14 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, c10 LINNET, 20 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

Mon, 16 October 2017
No reported sightings

Sun, 15 October 2017
07.30hrs-11.05hrs: c20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 19 M.Lake), 13 WIGEON (2 Spynes, 11 Moors pools), c50 GADWALL (9 Spynes, 14 Moors pools), c26 TEAL (1 M.West, c5 Spynes, c20 Moors pools), 14 SHOVELER (5 M.West, 9 Moors pools), 6 POCHARD (1 female M.West, 4 males, 1 female WC1), 1 LITTLE EGRET (flew into Spynes), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (1 M.Farm, 1 Chilmead Farm), 3 KESTREL (incl. 2 over Moors), 2 SNIPE (Spynes), c3 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Farm), c50 SKYLARK (over in medium-sized flocks, flying SW), c12 CHIFFCHAFF, c150 REDWING (over in small-medium flocks, flying SW), c30 MEADOW PIPIT (over in small flocks and singularly, flying SW), 25 CHAFFINCH (over in small flocks and singularly, flying SW), c12 SISKIN (incl. c8 in Alders E end of Spynes), 1 HAWFINCH (SW over WC mound at 10.40hrs. 128th species in 2017, second site record. First record, fly-over 9 February, 1991). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 13 October 2017-Sat, 14 October 2017
No reported sightings

Thurs, 12 October 2017
07.00hrs-13.00hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 79 GREYLAG GOOSE, 280 CANADA GOOSE, 58 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 11 WIGEON, 29 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 8 SHOVELER, 56 TUFTED DUCK, 4 PHEASANT, 32 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 18 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 38 LAPWING, 155 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 39 HERRING GULL, 220 FERAL PIGEON, 13 STOCK DOVE, 90 WOODPIGEON, 21 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 170 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 680 JACKDAW, 2 ROOK, c195 CARRION CROW, 9 GOLDCREST, 12 SKYLARK, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 2 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 14 PIED WAGTAIL, 5 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, c45 LINNET, 22 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

Tues, 10 October 2017-Wed, 11 October 2017
No reported sightings

Mon, 9 October 2017
11.00hrs-14.45hrs -WC, Moors, M.Lake: 4 MUTE SWAN, 4 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 9 WIGEON, 13 GADWALL, c21 TEAL, 7 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 1 TUFTED DUCK, 6 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 4 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c130 BLACK-HEADED GULL, c21 HERRING GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 GREENFINCH. Richard Perry

07.00hrs-12.45hrs: 16 MUTE SWAN, 65 GREYLAG GOOSE, 250 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 23 WIGEON, 26 GADWALL, 23 TEAL, 10 SHOVELER, 40 TUFTED DUCK, 30 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 5 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 25 LAPWING, 140 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 65 HERRING GULL, 109 FERAL PIGEON, 14 STOCK DOVE, 135 WOODPIGEON, 20 COLLARED DOVE, 3 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 9 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 530 JACKDAW, 240 CARRION CROW, 17 GOLDCREST, 8 SKYLARK, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 11 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, 2 TREECREEPER, 265 STARLING, 6 SONG THRUSH, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 9 PIED WAGTAIL, 14 MEADOW PIPIT, 17 GOLDFINCH, 2 BULLFINCH, 9 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 58 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 8 October 2017
08.05hrs-11.105hrs: 18 MUTE SWAN (incl. family party of 2 adults & 5 imm. Spynes), c200 GREYLAG GOOSE (incl.121 M.West), c31 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (incl. 9 M.Lake, 20 WC), 1 MANDARIN (male, Spynes), 8 WIGEON (Moors pools), 23 GADWALL (9 Spynes, 14 Moors pools), 7 TEAL (1 Spynes, 6 Moors pools), 37 MALLARD, c10 SHOVELER (7 M.West, 7 Moors pools), 61 TUFTED DUCK (incl. 50 M.Lake), 15 CORMORANT, 19 LITTLE GREBE (incl. 10 Spynes), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (pale bird, Chilmead Farm), 1 KESTREL (female over M.Farm), 22 MOORHEN, 137 COOT, 42 LAPWING (incl. 39 M.West), 3 KINGFISHER (1 M.Lake, 2 WC1), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (juv. M.Lake, nr Aquasports), YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 

LONG-TAILED TIT (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 7 October 2017
1 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (1st winter WC2, 127th species in 2017), 1 REDWING (over), 295 STARLING (Chilmead Farm). Gordon Hay

Fri, 6 October 2017
35 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 1 SISKIN. Gordon Hay

1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, c25 LAPWING (M.West), 2 SKYLARK, 2 STONECHAT (male and female, M.Farm), 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER. Also: Butterfly: Small Copper. Dragonfly: 3 Willow Emerald. Ray Baker 

Thurs, 5 October 2017
No reported sightings

Wed, 4 October 2017
pm: 7 WIGEON (Spynes), 29 CORMORANT (Spynes), 1 COMMON SNIPE, 5 CHIFFCHAFF (Moors, by railway line), 6 LESSER REDPOLL (flew W over M.Lake, 126th species in 2017). Gordon Hay

RED ADMIRAL (Gordon Hay)
MIGRANT HAWKER mating (Gordon Hay)
Tues, 3 October 2017
278 GREYLAG GOOSE, 412 CANADA GOOSE, 32 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 7 WIGEON, 22 TEAL, 9 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, 12 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 BLACKCAP, c2 SISKIN (Moors pools). Also: Butterflies: 7 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 1 Small White. Dragonflies: 12 Migrant Hawker, 4 Common Darter, 2 Willow Emerald Damselfy (mating by wooden bridge, Moors). Gordon Hay

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Ray Baker)
Mon, 2 October 2017
06.45hrs-12.45hrs: 14 MUTE SWAN, 53 GREYLAG GOOSE, 805 CANADA GOOSE, 40 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 8 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 38 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 4 POCHARD, 31 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 17 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 8 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 10 MOORHEN, 93 COOT, 25 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 75 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 42 HERRING GULL, 1 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 82 FERAL PIGEON, 25 STOCK DOVE, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 125 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 13 GOLDCREST, c75 HOUSE MARTIN, 60 LONG-TAILED TIT, 30 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 15 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 CHAFFINCH, 21 GOLDFINCH, 3 BULLFINCH, 5 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker
GOLDENEYE (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 1 October 2017
08.15hrs-11.10hrs: c2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC), 3 WIGEON (Moors pools), c15 TEAL (Moors pools), c10 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 6 POCHARD (4 Spynes, 2 M.West), 1 GOLDENEYE (1st winter, M.Lake, by flooded birch trees area, nr. main entrance to M.Park. 125th species in 2017), c3 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), c6 SKYLARK (over Aquasports, flying towards Chilmead Farm), c3 SWALLOW, c140 HOUSE MARTIN (incl. c120 over Cormongers Lane), c40 CHIFFCHAFF (incl. c35 by Moors pools), 1 STONECHAT (M.Farm), c6 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

September 2017

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



Fri, 29 September 2017-Sat, 30 September 2017
No reported sightings.

Thurs, 28 September 2017
7 WIGEON, 35 TEAL, c20 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 STONECHAT (M.Farm). Also: Dragonflies: Migrant Hawker, Common Darter. Butterfly: c10 Red Admiral. Gordon Hay

06.45hrs-10.15hrs: c75 GREYLAG GOOSE, c550 CANADA GOOSE, 43 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 5 WIGEON, 19 GADWALL, 14 TEAL, 5 SHOVELER, 1 POCHARD, 20 TUFTED DUCK, 8 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, c50 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 110 FERAL PIGEON, 6 STOCK DOVE, 20 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 30 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 2 GOLDCREST, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 27 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 3 GOLDFINCH. 54 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 27 September 2017 
No reported sightings.

Tues, 26 September 2017
11 WIGEON, 1 SPARROWHAWK (imm. male, sat on hedge, Spynes), 51 LAPWING, 1 SNIPE, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 30 SWALLOW, c40 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC1). Gordon Hay

Mon, 25 September 2017
4 WIGEON, 1 COMMON GULL (nr adult, WC1), 200 SWALLOW (M.Farm), 600 HOUSE MARTIN (M.Farm), 200 STARLING (M.Farm). Gordon Hay

c435 CANADA GOOSE, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 OSPREY (first seen W of M.West, drifted high SE across M.Lake, heading over N.Ridge. 124th species in 2017), 115 FERAL PIGEON, 24 COLLARED DOVE. Ray Baker 

Sun, 24 September 2017
07.05hrs-10.35hrs: c200 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), c20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 4 WIGEON (3 WC, 1 eclipse male, Moors pools), c39 TEAL (c5 Spynes, c4 M.West, c30 Moors pools), c7 SHOVELER (c3 M.West, c4 Moors pools), 4 POCHARD (3 male, 1 female M.West), c3 COMMON BUZZARD (1 on ploughed field, M.Farm, 2 Moors), 3 KESTREL (2 N.Marsh, 1 over landfill),1 PEREGRINE (male over Aquasports c07.15hrs, flying E), c65 LAPWING (M.West),3 GREEN SANDPIPER (1 M.West, 2 Moors pools), 1 KINGFISHER (Moors pools), c6 SWALLOW, c2 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), c15 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 REED WARBLER (nr cycle path, Moors pools), c1 TREECREEPER (M.Park car park), 2 STONECHAT (Moors), c1 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). Also: Butterflies: c5 Small White, 2 Comma, c4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, c4 Speckled Wood. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 23 September 2017
No reported sightings

Fri, 22 September 2017
c10 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 HOBBY, c100 HOUSE MARTIN. Also: Butterflies: 3 Brown Hairstreak, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell,, 6 Red Admiral, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Large White, 1 Peacock. Also 1 Hornet. Gordon Hay

Thurs, 21 September 2017
06.30hrs-12.00hrs: c110 GREYLAG GOOSE, c345 CANADA GOOSE, 55 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 34 GADWALL, 17 TEAL, 6 SHOVELER, 41 TUFTED DUCK, 5 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, c30 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 3 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c805 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 13 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 7 SWALLOW, c280 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 21 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 BLACKCAP, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 REED WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 4 CHAFFINCH, 16 GOLDFINCH, 3 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER. 62 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 20 September 2017
1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West), c80 SWALLOW, 40 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 STONECHAT (M.Farm). Gordon Hay

STONECHAT (Gordon Hay)
Tues, 19 September 2017
10 SHOVELER, 45 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER,
1 COMMON GULL (1st winter, WC2), 6 SWALLOW, 45 HOUSE MARTIN, c2 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors pools), c2 REED WARBLER (Moors pools), 3 SISKIN (over). Gordon Hay

2 COMMON WHITETHROAT (WC1), 1 REED WARBLER (WC1). Also: Dragonfly: Willow Emerald (ditch nr width restriction entrance to WC). Ray Baker 
 

Mon, 18 September 2017
06.30hrs-12.30hrs: 60 GREYLAG GOOSE, 150 CANADA GOOSE, 35 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 19 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 7 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, 45 TUFTED DUCK, 16 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 3  COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 10 MOORHEN, 135 COOT, c40 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 13 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c530 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 17 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 50 LONG-TAILED TIT, 38 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 BLACKCAP, 3 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER, 20 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 4 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 CHAFFINCH, 13 GOLDFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 2 REED BUNTING. 61 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, 17 September 2017
3 WIGEON, 27 TEAL, 130 MALLARD, 5 SHOVELER, 31 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE OWL (Spynes), 2 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, 1 HOUSE MARTIN. Gordon Hay

Sat, 16 September 2017
11 HOUSE MARTIN, 2 SEDGE WARBLER (WC), 1 REED WABLER (Middle Pit). Gordon Hay 
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Gordon Hay)
07.05hrs-10.35hrs: c15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON (Eclipse male + female Moors pools), c22 TEAL (5 Spynes, c17 Moors pools), 2 SHOVELER (Moors pools), 1 POCHARD (female Spynes), 1 SPARROWHAWK (prob. female mobbed by crow over Cormongers Lane), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (Chilmead Farm),1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West), 1 LESSER BLACK-HEADED GULL (WC1), c1 STOCK DOVE, 2 KINGFISHER (WC1), c8 SWALLOW (over Spynes, heading NE), c30 CHIFFCHAFF, c5 BLACKCAP, c1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (1 poss. 2 N of Spynes), c2 TREECREEPER (1, poss. 2 in Poplars by landfill, Moors), 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (pond next to Orchard Cottage, N.Marsh), c21 HOUSE SPARROW (Paddock by Orchard Cottage, M.Farm), c1 GREY WAGTAIL (M.Lake), c50 MEADOW PIPIT (incl. c40 low over M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 15 September 2017
c35 CHIFFCHAFF, 30 MEADOW PIPIT. Also: Butterflies: 1 Brown Hairstreak, 1 Common Blue, 1 Comma, 3 Red Admiral. Gordon Hay

BROWN HAIRSTREAK (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 14 September 2017
1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 HOBBY, 1 WHINCHAT (M.Farm). Also: Dragonflies: Black-tailed Skimmer, Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter, Common Darter, Willow Emerald. Gordon Hay
MIGRANT HAWKER (Gordon Hay)
06.20hrs-10.45hrs: 40 GREYLAG GOOSE, 105 CANADA GOOSE, 28 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 35 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 3 POCHARD (Spynes), 33 TUFTED DUCK, 8 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 20 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 26 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (oaks S of Spynes), 1 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c255 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 3 GOLDCREST, 6 SWALLOW, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 39 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 BLACKCAP, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 18 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 CHAFFINCH, 21 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 8 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 59 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, 13 September 2017
3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 SNIPE (Spynes), 1 SAND MARTIN, 1 WHINCHAT (on fence by manure heap, M.Farm). Gordon Hay

WHINCHAT (Gordon Hay0
Tues, 12 September 2017
06.15hrs-14.00hrs: 80 GREYLAG GOOSE, 95 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 30 GADWALL, 17 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 2 POCHARD, 44 TUFTED DUCK, 18 CORMORANT, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 10 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 3 SPARROWHAWK, 6 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 HOBBY, 10 MOORHEN, 150 COOT, 8 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 40 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 5 LESSER BLACK-HEADED GULL, 43 HERRING GULL, 8 STOCK DOVE, 60 WOODPIGEON, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 3 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c1,035 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 20 MAGPIE, 8 JAY, 32 JACKDAW, 50 CARRION CROW, 14 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, 1 SKYLARK (N.Ridge), 2 SWALLOW, 30 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 45 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 7 BLACKCAP, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 24 STARLING, 2 SONG THRUSH, 45 ROBIN, 1 WHEATEAR (N.Ridge), 8 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over N. Marsh), 3 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 14 MEADOW PIPIT, 26 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 3 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker
 
HOBBY (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 11 September 2017 
260 GREYLAG GOOSE , 2 WIGEON, 34 GADWALL, 24 TEAL, 6 SHOVELER, 3 POCHARD, 58 TUFTED DUCK, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 BLACK TERN (123rd species in 2017, WC1), 1 HOUSE MARTIN. Gordon Hay

Juvenile BLACK TERN (Gordon Hay)
Possibly an albino rather than leucistic HERRING GULL (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 10 September 2017
06.55hrs-11.10hrs: 203 GREYLAG GOOSE (incl. 202 flew in to M.West), 37 CANADA GOOSE (incl. 25 WC), 17 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (1 Spynes, c12 WC), 2 WIGEON (Eclipse male + female Moors pools), 38 GADWALL (incl. 12 M.West, 17 Moors pools), 18 TEAL (5 Spynes, 13 Moors pools), 27 MALLARD, 12 SHOVELER (7 M.West, 5 Moors pools), 34 TUFTED DUCK, 23 LITTLE GREBE, 14 GREAT GRESTED GREBE (incl. 9 WC), 1 KESTREL (female, N.Marsh), 24 MOORHEN (incl 10 M.West), 179 COOT (incl. 65 Spynes, 67 M.West), 42 LAPWING (M.West), 2 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West), 1 LESSER BLACK-HEADED GULL (WC2), c5 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), 1 WHINCHAT (Moors), c8 MEADOW PIPIT, 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (M.West, among flock of Meadow Pipit heading S), c6 YELLOWHAMMER (incl. at least 3 juv. in hedge, M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 

Sat, 9 September 2017
10.30hrs-14.30hrs - WC, Moors, M.Lake: 4 MUTE SWAN, 3 CANADA GOOSE, 14 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 15 GADWALL, 16 TEAL, 7 SHOVELER, 4 TUFTED DUCK, 4 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT GRESTED GREBE (plus 5 juv.), 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 4 LAPWING, 3 COMMON SANDPIPER (1 WC2 island, 2 Moors pools), c30 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 8 HERRING GULL, 2 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, c12 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT. Also: Green-Veined White, Small White, Speckled Wood, Peacock. Richard Perry

Fri, 8 September 2017
2 WIGEON, 21 TEAL, 6 SHOVELER, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 28 SAND MARTIN, 8 SWALLOW, 25 HOUSE MARTIN, 70 LONG-TAILED TIT, c30 CHIFFCHAFF. Gordon Hay
Juvenile and 1st winter HERRING GULL and
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 7 September 2017
2 WIGEON (Moors pools), 12 TEAL 4 SHOVELER, 4 GREEN SANDPIPER. Gordon Hay

06.10hrs-12.00hrs: c125 GREYLAG GOOSE, c400 CANADA GOOSE, 1 CANADA/BARNACLE GOOSE (poss. hybrid on WC2), 34 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 20 GADWALL, 10 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 62 TUFTED DUCK, 10 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 11 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 4 MOORHEN, 70 COOT, 38 LAPWING, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 65 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-HEADED GULL, 46 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 2 KINGFISHER, 4 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c640 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 33 MAGPIE, 3 JAY, 12 JACKDAW, 3 ROOK, 40 CARRION CROW, 12 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 3 SWALLOW, 30 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 21 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 5 BLACKCAP, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 15 WREN, 45 STARLING, 8 BLACKBIRD, 1 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 10 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (1 M.Farm horse paddocks, 1 over WC), 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 MEADOW PIPIT, 7 GOLDFINCH, 3 BULLFINCH, 1 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker

Unusual Crow/Mallard call from this WIGEON on Moors pools (Gordon Hay)
Wed, 6 September 2017
2 HOBBY (catching Migrant Hawkers over Spynes), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West). Gordon Hay
Female MALLARD speculum (Gordon Hay)
First drake GADWALL out of eclipse (Gordon Hay)
Tues, 5 September 2017
1 HOBBY (juv), 35 LAPWING, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.West), 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 BLACKBIRD. Gordon Hay

Mon, 4 September 2017
06.10hrs-12.45hrs: 6 MUTE SWAN, 38 GREYLAG GOOSE, 510 CANADA GOOSE, 1 BARNACLE GOOSE (with Canada Geese first thing on WC2), 40 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 28 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, 1 POCHARD, 17 TUFTED DUCK, 14 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE, 10 GREAT GRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 MOORHEN, c90 COOT, 55 LAPWING, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 53 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-HEADED GULL, 93 HERRING GULL, 3 STOCK DOVE, c80 WOODPIGEON, 9 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL, 2 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c195 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 14 MAGPIE, 7 JAY, 10 JACKDAW, c25 ROOK, c40 CARRION CROW, 21 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 15 SAND MARTIN, 10 SWALLOW, c70 HOUSE MARTIN, 28 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 7 BLACKCAP, 2 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 REED WARBLER, 5 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 8 WREN, 78 STARLING, 11 BLACKBIRD, 2 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 COMMON REDSTART (E of N. church), 3 WHINCHAT (M.Farm, on wheat by manure heap), 17 DUNNOCK, 24 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over WC at dawn), 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 1 LINNET, 8 GOLDFINCH, 4 BULLFINCH, 4 REED BUNTING. 72 species counted. Ray Baker 

Fri, 1 September 2017-Sun, 3 September 2017
No reported sightings

August 2017

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

Thurs, 31 August 2017  06.05hrs-11.30hrs: 1 COMMON REDSTART (Nutfield Ridge), 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (1 over Chilmead Farm, 1 over Nutfield Ridge), c180 GREYLAG GOOSE, c280 CANADA GOOSE, 30 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 23 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, 1 POCHARD, 27 TUFTED DUCK, 14 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 20 LAPWING, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 2 LITTLE OWL (1 Nutfield Marsh, 1 S of Spynes), 5 KINGFISHER, 5 GREEN WOODPECKER, 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c150 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 6 JAY, 4 JACKDAW, c65 ROOK, 8 GOLDCREST, 4 COAL TIT, 2 SAND MARTIN, 7 SWALLOW, 3 HOUSE MARTIN, 25 LONG-TAILED TIT, 25 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 WILLOW WARBLER, 11 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 5+ SEDGE WARBLER, 2+ REED WARBLER, 4 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 GREENFINCH, 8 GOLDFINCH, 1 BULLFINCH, 5 YELLOWHAMMER. 67 species counted. Ray Baker
A small section of c330 roosting CANADA GOOSE (Gordon Hay)
1 COMMON REDSTART (Nutfield Ridge), 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over), 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 4 SWALLOW (Chilmead Farm), 8 SEDGE WARBLER (WC reedbeds). Gordon Hay
SEDGE WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
Wed, 30 August 2017: no reported sightings

Tues, 29 August 2017: 05.55hrs-12.40hrs: 3 FIRECREST (Nutfield churchyard. 122nd species for 2017),1 COMMON REDSTART (Nutfield Ridge), 1 HOBBY (hawking over WC2), 183 GREYLAG GOOSE, 204 CANADA GOOSE, 39 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 51 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, 1 POCHARD, 40 TUFTED DUCK, 18 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 13 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 25 LAPWING, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors, WC), 5 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 3 KINGFISHER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 345 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 32 MAGPIE, 7 JAY, 7 JACKDAW, 7 ROOK, 70 CARRION CROW, 10 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, 38 SWALLOW, 5 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 23 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 4 SEDGE WARBLER, 2 REED WARBLER, 7 NUTHATCH, 5 TREECREEPER, 12 WREN, 3 SONG THRUSH, 7 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREENFINCH, 10 GOLDFINCH, 12 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 70 species counted. Ray Baker
  
Mon, 28 August 2017: no reported sightings 

WIGEON (Gordon Hay)
Sun, 27 August 2017: 10.15hrs-14.15hrs: 2 SEDGE WARBLER (1 adult, 1 juv. WC1 reedbed) (flying W over Nutfield Ridge), 3 MUTE SWAN, c13 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 2 GADWALL, 4 TEAL, c28 TUFTED DUCK, 10 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (plus 8 young), 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 COMMON BUZZARD, c100 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, c125 HERRING GULL , 2 KINGFISHER, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 SWALLOW, c70 HOUSE MARTIN (incl. c60 circling over wc2 before departing), c10 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 BLACKCAP, 2 REED WARBLER. Also: 2 Brown Argus. Richard Perry

1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 LITTLE EGRET, 228 CANADA GOOSE, 214 GREYLAG GOOSE, 22 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 40 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 1 WIGEON, 1 SHOVELER, 4 GREEN SANDPIPER (footbridge pool), 4 SWALLOW, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 5 NUTHATCH, 2 TREECREEPER. Also: 2 Roe Deer. Gordon Hay 

BROWN HAIRSTREAK (Ray Baker)
1 COMMON SANDPIPER (on pipe, Spynes), c200 CANADA GOOSE, c35 LAPWING. Also: Dragonfly: 19 Willow Emerald. Ray Baker
 
Sat, 26 August 2017: 1 RAVEN (over landfill). Also: Dragonflies: c40 Common Darter, 30 Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Nutfield Ridge pool). Gordon Hay

Fri, 25 August 2017: no reported sightings

Thurs, 24 August 2017: 05.45hrs-13.20hrs: 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL (flying W over Nutfield Ridge),124 GREYLAG GOOSE, 116 CANADA GOOSE, 33 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 50 GADWALL, 15 TEAL, 1 SHOVELER, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 14 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 SPARROWHAWK, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 4 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 4 STOCK DOVE, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 67 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 21 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, 30 JACKDAW, c60 ROOK, 4 GOLDCREST, 4 COAL TIT, 5 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, c80 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 24 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER (Nutfield Ridge), 10 BLACKCAP, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Nutfield Ridge), 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 4 SEDGE WARBLER (WC reedbed), 2 REED WARBLER (WC reedbed), 5 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 3 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 GREENFINCH, 1 LINNET, 19 GOLDFINCH, 7 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 71 species counted. Ray Baker

1 GREEN SANDPIPER, c35 LONG-TAILED TIT, c25 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 NUTHATCH. Gordon Hay

COMMA (Gordon Hay)
GREY WAGTAIL (Gordon Hay)
Juvenile GOLDCREST (Gordon Hay)
Wed, 23 August 2017: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (WC), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (railway line), 185 GREYLAG GOOSE, 1 WIGEON, 24 GADWALL, 11 TEAL, 3 SHOVELER (WC), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC), 3 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 1 SAND MARTIN, 10 SWALLOW, 180 HOUSE MARTIN, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 BLACKCAP, 2 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC), 2 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 8 BULLFINCH. Gordon Hay
 
Tues, 22 August 2017: 06.00hrs-12.00hrs: 1 WHEATEAR (Moors, then flew to landfill),
124 GREYLAG GOOSE, 134 CANADA GOOSE, 20 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 15 GADWALL, 27 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 7 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 1 WATER RAIL (Chilmead Pond), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (behind WC1), 30 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 30 HERRING GULL, 4 STOCK DOVE, 3 COLLARED DOVE, 1 LITTLE OWL (S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 8 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 43 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 6 JAY, 8 JACKDAW, c70 ROOK, 35 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 34 SWALLOW, c55 HOUSE MARTIN, 55 LONG-TAILED TIT, 19 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 12 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 3 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 SEDGE WARBLER, 4 REED WARBLER, 6 NUTHATCH, 4 TREECREEPER, 4 MISTLE THRUSH, 57 ROBIN, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 CHAFFINCH, 8 GOLDFINCH, 10 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

1 POCHARD (drake, M.West), 4 GREEN SANDPIPER (1 flying over Nutfield Ridge, 3 WC), c30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 20 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 6 BLACKCAP, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 5 COMMON WHITETHROAT. Gordon Hay

Mon, 21 August 2017: no reported sightings

Sun, 20 August 2017: 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 207 GREYLAG GOOSE, 14 GADWALL, 4 TEAL, 1 PHEASANT (male on Buzzard nest, ChilmeadFarm), 27 LAPWING, 2 KINGFISHER, 33 ROOK, 80 HOUSE MARTIN, 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 GREY WAGTAIL. Gordon Hay

GLEBE LAKE (Gordon Hay)
Sat, 19 August 2017: no reported sightings

Fri, 18 August 2017: 05.45hrs-11.30hrs: 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Nutfield Ridge), 2 WILLOW WARBLER (Nutfield Marsh), 2 SEDGE WARBLER (Moors), 167 GREYLAG GOOSE, 179 CANADA GOOSE, 23 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 7 GADWALL, 30 TUFTED DUCK, 8 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 8 LITTLE GREBE, 14 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 5 COMMON BUZZARD, 6 MOORHEN, 65 COOT, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 2 LITTLE OWL (Nutfield Marsh, oaks S of Spynes), 2 KINGFISHER, 7 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 6 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 4 ROOK, 45 CARRION CROW, 13 GOLDCREST, 3 COAL TIT, c60 HOUSE MARTIN, 40 LONG-TAILED TIT, 17 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 3 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 1 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 15 GOLDFINCH, 11 BULLFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 58 species counted. Ray Baker
 
Wed, 16 August 2017-Thurs, 17 August 2017: no reported sightings

Tues, 15 August 2017: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), c5 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 2 WILLOW WARBLER, 8 COMMON WHITETHROAT (all around manure heap, M.Farm), 4 REED WARBLER (WC). Gordon Hay

SEDGE WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 14 August 2017: 260 GREYLAG GOOSE (M.West), 25 LAPWING. Also: Dragonfly: 25 Willow Emerald Damselfly. Gordon Hay

Sun, 13 August 2017: 1 GARGANEY (juv. Moors pools), c60 HOUSE MARTIN (WC). also: Butterflies (WC/Moors): 41 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Brown Hairstreak (close to pumping station). Also: Wasp Spider. Ray Baker

WASP SPIDER (Ray Baker)
1 GARGANEY (juv. Moors pools), 1 HOBBY (perched in oak on Spynes), 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 14 GADWALL, 1 TEAL, 10 BLACKCAP, 12 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 6 REED WARBLER. Gordon Hay

Sat, 12 August 2017: 06.25hrs-09.55hrs: 1 WHINCHAT (juv. on top of large oak by footbridge between Aquasports and M.Farm), 2 GARGANEY (juvs. Moors pools), c1 SEDGE WARBLER (1, poss. 2 M.Farm in hedgerow), c13 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (1 Spynes, c12 WC), c13 GADWALL (2 Spynes, c11 Spynes),c10 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. half-grown juvs. WC), 2 KESTREL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Moors pools), c8 COMMON SWIFT, 1 KINGFISHER (over fishermans car park, Moors), c20 ROOK (ploughed field by M23, M.Farm), c10 GOLDCREST (incl. family party with 4+ juv. M.Park), 1 COAL TIT (Cormongers Lane), c5 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), c5 WILLOW WARBLER (incl. singing bird & c5 juv), 3 MISTLE THRUSH (juvs. Nutfield Marsh), c2 YELLOWHAMMER (incl. 1 singing male S of Spynes). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 11 August 2017: 3 GARGANEY (all juv. Moors pools). Gordon Hay

Three juvenile GARGANEY on Moors pools (Gordon Hay)
Thurs, 10 August 2017: 05.45hrs-09.30hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Moors pools), 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC causeway), 5 MUTE SWAN, 87 GREYLAG GOOSE, 62 CANADA GOOSE, 15 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 10 GADWALL, 3 TEAL (Moors), 18 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 10 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 24 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 6 COMMON BUZZARD (incl. adult with juv. hunting low over Moors), 1 KESTREL, 5 MOORHEN, 43 COOT, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 41 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 38 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 KINGFISHER, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, c200 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 9 MAGPIE, 14 CARRION CROW, 1 GOLDCREST, c20 SAND MARTIN, 5 SWALLOW, 3 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 LONG-TAILED TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 7 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 7 REED WARBLER, 2 SONG THRUSH, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 GOLDFINCH, 5 BULLFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 REED BUNTING. 57 species counted. Ray Baker

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)
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.