April 2017


Spring sunrise over the Moors (Gordon Hay)
Please note: 
Please report your sightings to Neil Randon at neil.randon@googlemail.com. 

Tues, 24 April 2017: 08.00hrs-10.30hrs: 2 GARDEN WARBLER (singing in hedge by Spynes cycle path, M.West side), 2 CANADA GOOSE, 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 GREY HERON, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 SNIPE, 1 COMMON GULL, 1 COLLARED DOVE, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 SKYLARK, c50 SAND MARTIN (feeding WC), c5 HOUSE MARTIN (feeding WC and collecting mud WC2 island), 5 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 6 BLACKCAP, 8 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 2 GREENFINCH, 1 BULLFINCH. Neil Randon

early am: 2 COMMON TERN (on raft, M.Lake first light. 111th species for 2017), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (singing at the back hedge between Spynes and M.West. 112th species for 2017), 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (WC2 island), 2 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 COMMON GULL, c45 SAND MARTIN, 2 SWALLOW. Gordon Hay

GARDEN WARBLER (Gordon Hay)
LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (Gordon Hay)
Mon, 24 April 2017: 18.30hrs-19.30hrs: 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (both WC2 island), 1 CANADA GOOSE (WC1), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC2 island, then flew towards M.Lake), c15 SAND MARTIN (feeding low over WC), c3 SWALLOW (feeding low over WC), 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 BLACKCAP. Neil Randon

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER on WC2 island (Neil Randon)
Sun, 23 April 2017: 06.55hrs-10.15hrs: c2 GARDEN WARBLER (1 singing S of spynes, E end of Spynes bullrush pool, 1 singing NE corner of Middle Pit by cycle path. Poss. 3rd bird M23 end Spynes. 110th species in 2017), 1 LITTLE EGRET (flying low S of Spynes towards M.West), 1 WHEATEAR (female on mud, Moors pools), 4 GADWALL (Moors pools), c17 TEAL (incl. pair M.West, c14 Moors pools, 1 WC1), 3 PHEASANT (1 male, 2 females M.Farm), 1 COMMON BUZZARD (on nest Chilmead Farm), 1 PEREGRINE (female on ground with kill, M.Farm), 1 SNIPE (W end Moors pools), 1 COMMON GULL (usual bird Spynes, then M.Farm), 2 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Farm), c2 SAND MARTIN (over WC), c6 HOUSE MARTIN (over WC), c10 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER (singing in 'old conveyor belt' area, NE corner M.Park), c20 BLACKCAP, c8 COMMON WHITETHROAT, c5 REED WARBLER (3 Spynes area, 2 WC1), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (M.West). Ian Kehl

Sat, 22 April 2017: 10.15hrs-12.00hrs (WC, Moors): 1 COMMON SWIFT (high over WC. 109th species for 2017), 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (1 WC2 island, 1 calling and circling WC2 before landing on island), 2 MUTE SWAN, 4 GADWALL, 18 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (hybrid male), 2 SHOVELER, c28 TUFTED DUCK, 4 CORMORANT, 1 GREY HERON, 2 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 HERRING GULL, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, c40 SAND MARTIN, 5 SWALLOW, c6 HOUSE MARTIN, 2 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 BLACKCAP, 6 REED WARBLER (6 WC reedbed), 1 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

am: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (M.Lake). Gordon Hay
 
Thurs, 20 April 2017-Fri, 21 April 2017: no reported sightings

Wed, 19 April 2017: am: 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (M.West), 7 GADWALL, 25 TEAL, 2 SHOVELER, 1 SNIPE, 2 KINGFISHER, 25 BLACKCAP, 6 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER, 1 COAL TIT, 1 TREECREEPER. Gordon Hay


Frosted Dandelion head (Gordon Hay)
10.45hrs-14.30hrs: 4 MUTE SWAN, c3 GREYLAG GOOSE, 7 CANADA GOOSE, 2 GADWALL, 23 TEAL, c27 TUFTED DUCK, 7 CORMORANT, 5 GREY HERON, 13 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 4 HERRING GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GOLDCREST, c10 SAND MARTIN 1 SWALLOW, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 10 BLACKCAP, 2 COMMON WHITETHROAT (1 WC1, 1 Moors pools), c5 REED WARBLER (5 WC reedbeds), 3 GREENFINCH, 1 LINNET, 1 REED BUNTING. Also: Butterflies - Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Green-Veined White. Richard Perry

Tues, 18 April 2017: 05.30hrs-11.00hrs: 1 NIGHTINGALE (NE corner of Spynes, in scrub by water's edge behind large single oak tree. 108th species for 2017), 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 3 MUTE SWAN, 20 GREYLAG GOOSE, 25 CANADA GOOSE, 5 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 5 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 20 MALLARD, 2 MALLARD (Domestic), 2 SHOVELER, 45 TUFTED DUCK, 2 PHEASANT, 9 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 8 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 5 MOORHEN, 32 COOT, 1 LAPWING, 1 SNIPE, 2 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 1 COMMON GULL, 25 HERRING GULL, 2 FERAL PIGEON, 44 STOCK DOVE, 25 WOODPIGEON, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 6 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 23 MAGPIE, 1 JAY, 46 JACKDAW, 45 CARRION CROW, 3 GOLDCREST, 15 BLUE TIT, 18 GREAT TIT, 8 SKYLARK, c115 SAND MARTIN, 6 SWALLOW, 9 LONG-TAILED TIT, 19 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 23 BLACKCAP, 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER, 1 NUTHATCH, 1 TREECREEPER, 39 WREN, 10 STARLING, 32 BLACKBIRD, 7 SONG THRUSH, 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 18 ROBIN, 17 DUNNOCK, 8 HOUSE SPARROW, 5 PIED WAGTAIL, 7 CHAFFINCH, 5 GREENFINCH, 18 LINNET, 16 GOLDFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 4 YELLOWHAMMER, 4 REED BUNTING. 67 species counted. Ray Baker

Mon, 17 April 2017: 1 COMMON REDSTART (female, by railway line, Moors. 107th species for 2017), 2 WHEATEAR (horse paddocks, M.Farm), 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (over). Des Ball

Sun, 16 April 2017: 06.40hrs-10.15hrs: 1 WHEATEAR (on new 'bund' wall, M.Farm)), c4 HOUSE MARTIN (over WC), 4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (2 Spynes, 2 WC2 island), 7 GADWALL, c20 TEAL (incl. 3 M.West, c17 Moors pools), 4 SHOVELER (WC1), 3 PHEASANT (2 males, 1 female M.Farm), 2 SPARROWHAWK (pair displaying, viewed from WC), c3 COMMON BUZZARD (incl. pair Chilmead Farm), 2 LAPWING (pair M.West, incl.displaying male, then poss. same 2 over Middle Pit), 1 COMMON GULL (adult, M.Farm), c8 STOCK DOVE (c4 M.Farm, c4 Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (Nutfield Marsh), c7 ROOK (M.Farm), c10 CHIFFCHAFF, c3 WILLOW WARBLER, c20 BLACKCAP (incl. 2 females), c4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER (1 Spynes bullrush pool, 2 WC1). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 15 April 2017: 10.00hrs-11.30hrs: 1 SEDGE WARBLER (WC1 reedbed by causeway. 106th species for 2017), 4 GADWALL, 12 TEAL, 1 SNIPE (Moors pools), c20 SAND MARTIN, c2 SWALLOW, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 4 BLACKCAP, 3 REED WARBLER, 1 PIED WAGTAIL (WC2 island). Neil Randon 

07.00hrs-10.00hrs: 1 WHEATEAR (M.Farm on new diggings), 2 HOUSE MARTIN, c40 SAND MARTIN, 6 SWALLOW, 5 WILLOW WARBLER, 6 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER. Ray Baker

Fri, 14 April 2017: no reported sightings

Thurs, 13 April 2017: am: 1 MERLIN (flew over raised bund nr M23 M.Farm, flew towards oak by manure heap, then flew W over M.Lake. 105th species for 2017), c23 SAND MARTIN, 3 SWALLOW, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 REED WARBLER (2 WC, 1 Spynes bullrush pool), 10 WILLOW WARBLER,  2 SHOVELER (males), c56 LINNET (c50 feeding by M23, 4 Spynes, 2 WC). Ray Baker

Wed, 12 April 2017: 10.15hrs-13.430hrs: WC, Moors and M.Lake: 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (WC2 island), c30 SAND MARTIN, 2 SWALLOW, 1 HOUSE MARTIN, 1 REED WARBLER (WC reedbed), 4 MUTE SWAN, 5 CANADA GOOSE, 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 6 GADWALL, 20 TEAL, c40 TUFTED DUCK, c4 CORMORANT, 9 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1 GOLDCREST, 9 CHIFFCHAFF, 5 WILLOW WARBLER, 5 BLACKCAP, 1 GREY WAGTAIL (WC2 island), 2 LINNET, 1 BULLFINCH, 1 REED BUNTING. Also: Butterflies - Orange Tip, Speckled Wood. Richard Perry

Tues, 11 April 2017:  17.30hrs-19.00hrs: c20 SAND MARTIN (WC), 4 GREYLAG GOOSE, 6 CANADA GOOSE, 4 PHEASANT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC1), 4 STOCK DOVE, c5 BLACKCAP, c6 CHIFFCHAFF. Neil Randon

early am-late am: 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (circled WC, then landed behind WC1. 104th species for 2017), 2 HOUSE MARTIN (WC. 103rd species for 2017), 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (at 11.00hrs Moors pools), c36 SAND MARTIN (incl. c25 WC), 2 SWALLOW, 4 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 REED WARBLER, 4 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (hybrid male), c2 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 2 SNIPE, 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c4 ROOK, 2 GREY WAGTAIL, c50 LINNET (M.Farm). Ray Baker and Gordon Hay (early am only)
 
Mon, 10 April 2017: 18.00hrs: c50 SAND MARTIN (feeding over WC), 1 GADWALL, 2 TEAL, 1 REED BUNTING. Neil Randon

10.45hrs-14.45hrs: c10 SAND MARTIN, 2 REED WARBLER (1 WC reedbed, 1 M.Lake W end), 3 WILLOW WARBLER, 3 MUTE SWAN, 23 CANADA GOOSE, c15 GREYLAG GOOSE, 6 GADWALL, c19 TEAL, 4 SHOVELER, c45 TUFTED DUCK, c12 CORMORANT, 3 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 6 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 LAPWING, 1 HERRING GULL, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 9 BLACKCAP, 1 GOLDCREST, 1 BULLFINCH. Also: Butterflies - Orange Tip, Speckled Wood. Richard Perry

05.45hrs-11.00hrs: 1 WHEATEAR (flushed in fallow field next to M23, briefly perched on oak next to manure heap M.Farm, then headed W), 3 REED WARBLER (2 WC1 reedbed, 1 M.Lake by pumping station), 4 WILLOW WARBLER (orchard on Cormongers Lane), 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 3 SAND MARTIN, 30 GREYLAG GOOSE, 20 CANADA GOOSE, 3 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 3 GADWALL, 30 TEAL, 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (hybrid male), 5 SHOVELER, 42 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 13 CORMORANT, 6 GREY HERON, 11 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 3 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL, 6 MOORHEN, 58 COOT, 1 LAPWING, 2 SNIPE, 5 HERRING GULL, 8 FERAL PIGEON, 5 STOCK DOVE, 50 WOODPIGEON, 4 COLLARED DOVE, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 8 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 37 MAGPIE, 6 JAY, 20 JACKDAW, 2 ROOK, 57 CARRION CROW, 7 GOLDCREST, 8 SKYLARK, 3 LONG-TAILED TIT, 22 CHIFFCHAFF, 21 BLACKCAP, 1 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 41 WREN, 19 DUNNOCK, 10 HOUSE SPARROW, 1 GREY WAGTAIL, 1 PIED WAGTAIL, 6 CHAFFINCH, 6 GREENFINCH, 26 LINNET, 34 GOLDFINCH, 9 BULLFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER, 2 REED BUNTING. 65 species counted. Ray Baker

Sun, April 9 2017: 06.35hrs-11.00hrs: 1 REED WARBLER (singing in reedbed nr path, WC. 102nd species for 2017), 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (M.West), 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT (singing male, N of Spynes), 1 WILLOW WARBLER (E end of M.Lake), 3 SAND MARTIN (1 Middle Pit, 2 WC), 2 WIGEON (2 males, Moors pools), c6 GADWALL, c35 TEAL (2 pairs M.West, c31 Moors pools), 1 PINTAILxMALLARD (hybrid male, Moors pools), 22 MALLARD (incl. c12 Moors), c5 SHOVELER (Moors pools), c60 TUFTED DUCK (incl. c39 WC), c12 LITTLE GREBE, c15 GREAT CRESTED GREBE (incl. 5 M.Lake, c3 pair WC), c4 COMMON BUZZARD (incl. pair Chilmead Farm), c3 KESTREL (female, M.Farm in oak by manure heap, male M.West, prob. female Chilmead Farm), c93 COOT (incl. c34 Moors/Moors pools), c6 LAPWING (pair displaying M.West, 3 over M.West, 1 Moors pools), 2 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), c3 SNIPE (Moors pools), 1 COMMON GULL (on pipe, Spynes), c3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (over), 1 STOCK DOVE (M.Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (in 'original' oak nr cycle path, M.Farm), 1 KINGFISHER (male, Moors pools), c15 CHIFFCHAFF, c10 BLACKCAP,  CHIFFCHAFF, 2 TREECREEPER (poplar tree by cycle path, Moors). Ian Kehl, Gordon Hay and Ray Baker
 
Sat, April 8 2017: no reported sightings

Fri, April 7 2017: am: 1 COMMON WHITETHROAT (scrub N of Spynes. 101st species for 2017), 1 WIGEON, 1 LAPWING, 2 SNIPE, 1 COMMON GULL (perched on pipe, Spynes). Ray Baker
 
Thurs, April 6 2017: 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (heard only. 100th species for 2017), 1 SHELDUCK (male, flew over WC before settling on Moors pools), 1 WILLOW WARBLER (orchard on Cormongers Lane), 2 MUTE SWAN, 14 GREYLAG GOOSE, 24 CANADA GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 10 GADWALL, 22 TEAL, 15 SHOVELER, 45 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 15 CORMORANT, 7 GREY HERON, 14 LITTLE GREBE, 9 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 8 COMMON BUZZARD, 5 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 SNIPE, 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL, 20 HERRING GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL, 1 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 35 MAGPIE, 9 JAY, 27 JACKDAW, 55 CARRION CROW, 4 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 5 SKYLARK, 7 LONG-TAILED TIT, 31 CHIFFCHAFF, 29 BLACKCAP, 2 NUTHATCH, 1 REDWING, 7 HOUSE SPARROW, 3 PIED WAGTAIL, 8 CHAFFINCH, 3 GREENFINCH, 4 LINNET, 27 GOLDFINCH, 3 BULLFINCH, 3 YELLOWHAMMER. 63 species counted. Ray Baker

Wed, April 5 2017: 06.00hrs-11.00hrs: c10 SAND MARTIN, 4 WILLOW WARBLER (1 WC, 2 Moors cycle path, 1 M.Lake), 1 LAPWING (displaying over M.Farm), 4 SNIPE, 1 COMMON GULL (Spynes), 1 LITTLE OWL (tree by path, M.Farm), c10 LINNET (M.Farm), 6 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm) Ray Baker

Tues, April 4 2017: 14.30hrs-17.00hrs: WC, Moors and M.Lake: 1 LITTLE EGRET (over M.Lake), 1 PEREGRINE (over WC), c30 SAND MARTIN (over M.Lake), 3 WILLOW WARBLER, 3 MUTE SWAN, 2 GREYLAG GOOSE, 4 CANADA GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 2 GADWALL, c34 TEAL, c11 SHOVELER, c45 TUFTED DUCK, 2 CORMORANT, 2 GREY HERON, 7 LITTLE GREBE, 7 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 4 SNIPE (Moors pools), c10 HERRING GULL, 1 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1 GOLDCREST, 6 CHIFFCHAFF, 3 BLACKCAP (2 singing males, 1 female M.Lake), 2 REED BUNTING. Richard Perry

early am: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (over WC1. 99th species for 2017), c2 LITTLE EGRET (over M.Farm), c25 SAND MARTIN (over N), c3 WILLOW WARBLER (Moors pools, nr log pool), 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 3 WIGEON, c5 SNIPE (Moors pools). Ray Baker 
 
early am: 1 SWALLOW, 2 WIGEON, 7 GADWALL, 42 TEAL, 8 SHOVELER, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 1 RED KITE, 8 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON GULL, 25 CHIFFCHAFF, 8 BLACKCAP, 2 TREECREEPER. Also: Butterflies: 1 Orange Tip, 8 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Holly Blue. Gordon Hay 

07.00hrs-10.00hrs: c25 SAND MARTIN (over WC), 1 SWALLOW (M.Lake), 1 WILLOW WARBLER (singing, Chilmead pits), 8 CANADA GOOSE, 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (over Spynes), 2 WIGEON, 15 TEAL, 11 SHOVELER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (WC1), 1 SNIPE (Moors pools), 2 COMMON BUZZARD,1 KESTREL, c20 CHIFFCHAFF, c5 BLACKCAP, 1 LINNET, 1 REED BUNTING. Neil Randon

Mon, 3 April 2017: 06.15-13.30: 1 WHEATEAR (Nutfield Ridge. 98th species for 2017), SAND MARTIN, 2 SWALLOW (Spynes), 18 GREYLAG GOOSE, 28 CANADA GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 7 GADWALL, 21 TEAL, 17 SHOVELER, 42 TUFTED DUCK, 1 PHEASANT, 17 CORMORANT, 4 GREY HERON, 12 LITTLE GREBE, 12 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 1 RED KITE, 8 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 14 SNIPE, 1 COMMON GULL, 7 HERRING GULL, 2 COLLARED DOVE, 1 KINGFISHER, 6 GREEN WOODPECKER, 6 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 5 GOLDCREST, 2 COAL TIT, 8 SKYLARK, 14 LONG-TAILED TIT, 29 CHIFFCHAFF, 20 BLACKCAP, 3 NUTHATCH, 3 TREECREEPER, 11 SONG THRUSH, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 20 DUNNOCK, 9 HOUSE SPARROW, 2 PIED WAGTAIL, 6 CHAFFINCH, 2 GREENFINCH, 21 LINNET, 36 GOLDFINCH, 6 BULLFINCH, 3 YELLOWHAMMER. 62 species counted. Ray Baker

TEAL (Ray Baker)
RED KITE (Ray Baker)

Sun, 2 April 2017: 1 SWALLOW (WC. 97th species for 2017), 1 LITTLE EGRET (flying low over Moors), 2 SAND MARTIN (over Moors pools), 2 WIGEON (males, Moors pools), c27 TEAL (incl. 1 pair WC2, 2 pairs Spynes, 3 pairs Moors pools by wooden bridge, c15 Moors pools by railway line), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (M.West), 2 SNIPE (1 M.West, 1 Moors pools), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (pair over landfill), 2 KESTREL (pair, Chilmead Farm), c2 STOCK DOVE (Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (in 'original' oak, nr footpath M.Farm), 1 KINGFISHER (flying low over ditch by landfill, Moors), 2 SKYLARK (flying W over Moors pools), c18 CHIFFCHAFF, c7 BLACKCAP, 1 MISTLE THRUSH (WC). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 

am: c3 LITTLE EGRET (Moors). 
Also: Butterfly transect: Spynes route: 2 Orange Tip, 4 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Brimstone, 3 Speckled Wood. Ray Baker

Sat, 1 April 2017: 10.00hrs-14.30hrs: 1 WILLOW WARBLER (singing male, Holmesdale Avenue. 96th species for 2017), 2 LITTLE EGRET (Moors pools), c10 SAND MARTIN (1, 2 and 7 over WC  between 14.00hrs-14.30hrs), 4 MUTE SWAN, 2 GREYLAG GOOSE, c7 CANADA GOOSE, 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 2 WIGEON, 6 GADWALL, c22 TEAL, c15 SHOVELER, c70 TUFTED DUCK, c15 CORMORANT, 15 LITTLE GREBE, 10 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 4 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 LAPWING (WC1 flood), 3 SNIPE (Moors pools), c10 HERRING GULL, 2 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 2 GOLDCREST, 1 COAL TIT, 10 CHIFFCHAFF, 2 BLACKCAP (singing males, M.Lake), 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 GREENFINCH. Also: Butterflies: 1 Orange Tip. Richard Perry


pm: c80 SAND MARTIN (WC). Ray Baker