Thursday, 24 September 2020

Thursday 24th September 2020

1500 - 1520 showery, 13c: GBb Gull 5, Herring Gull 28, LBb Gull 117, Bh Gull 90, Cormorant 8, Little Grebe juv, a few Shovelers & Teal, Chiffchaffs moving through.   (GR)

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

0950 - 1030 rainy, 15c: Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Starling c70, Sparrowhawk mobbed by a Lapwing, Wigeon, Teal & Shoveler 20+, Cormorant 9,  etc.  (GR)


Black-headed Gulls today

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

 1000 - 1200 sunny, 19c: Wigeon, Shoveler 14, Teal 31, Little Grebe 9, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 35, Herring GUll 5, Raven, Jay, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Skylark 2 over, Meadow Pipit 7, Pied Wagtail, House Martin, Chiffchaff 2, etc.  (RP)

Also mating pair of Southern Hawkers.


Shoveler & Grebes (RP)


Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sunday 20th September 2020

 0930 - 1200 becoming sunny, 14-18c: Mute Swan pair+3 juvs, Shoveler 17, Wigeon 3, Teal 16, Little Grebe 9 (record count), Cormorant 6, Lapwing 29, Raven, Jay, Stock Dove 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Chiffchaff 8+.  Southern Hawker 3, Small White mating pair.  (GR / RP)  

Winterley Lane Ivy flowers: Red Admiral 2, Comma, Speckled Wood. (GR)



Friday, 18 September 2020

Friday 18th September 2020

1020 - 1150 breezy, some sun 16c: Shoveler 11, Teal 17, Dabchick, Cormorant 6, Lapwing 30, Buzzard 4, Raven, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 6, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 2m.  Also Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Southern Hawker.  (GR)

Grey Wagtail 13th Sept. (RP)


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Wednesday 16th September 2020

1100 - 1230 cloudy, 18c: Shoveler 5, Teal 19, Pochard f, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 23, Raven, a few Blackcaps & Chiffchaff.  (RP)


           Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler on 12th Sept. (RP)


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Tuesday 15th September 2020

1030 - 1200 sunny, to 24c: Wigeon 10, Shoveler 4, Teal 14, Tufted 2, Lapwing 31, Greylag, GBb Gull, Cormorant 6, Heron 4, Chiffchaff 3.  Also Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown, etc  (GR)


 

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Saturday 12th September 2020

1000 - 1130 mild, sunny 14-16c: Teal 23, Tufted 4, Shoveler 5, Coot 102 (massive count!), Goldcrest, Dabchick 2, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 18, GBb Gull juv, Chiffchaff 25+ (another high count), Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 3, Bullfinch 2, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 2, Jay, Raven, Stock Dove 2.   Speckled Wood 10, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Southern Hawker.   (RP)


                    Meadowe Brown on 6th Sept. (GR)

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Thursday 10th September 2020

1020 - 1200 overcast 13 - 15c: Stonechat (photo), Meadow Pipit 13 to south, Swallow 20, House Martin 10, Chiffchaff 8+, Goldcrest 2, Collared Dove 5, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 19, Dabchick, Coot 55, Cormorant 7, Greylag, Shoveler 7, Teal 12.  (GR)

 




Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Wednesday 9th September 2020

0909 - 1111 fairly cloudy & breezy, 16c: Swift 2, House Martin c25, Swallow 6, Chiffchaff 3, Meadow Pipit 2, Buzzard 2, Lapwing 27, Cormorant 7, GBb Gull 2, Herring Gull 7, Teal 6, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer moth, etc  (GR)

Raincloud on the 7th.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Tuesday 8th September 2020

0920 - 1045 light cloud, 18c: Green Woodpecker, Jay, Col.Dove 5, Swallow 5 flew thru, Chiffchaff 3, GBb Gull, Teal 3, Cormorant 4.   (GR)

Stock Dove on 6th Sept.



Sunday, 6 September 2020

Sunday 6th September 2020

0930 - 1210 light cloud, 14-16c: Swift 6, House Martin 25, a few Swallows & Sand Martins, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff 9, Meadow Pipit 3 over, Greylag, Canada Geese c400, Moorhen 3 chicks, GBb Gull, Shoveler 2, Lapwing 30, Cormorant 6.   Also Red Admiral, Meadow Brown 3, Large White, Silver Y, etc.   (GR)

 

                           Comma on 2nd Sept.

 

Friday, 4 September 2020

Friday 4th September 2020

0950 - 1150 light cloud, breezy, 17c: Hobby, Kestrel, Buzzard, Swift 6, House Martin 25, Swallow 4, Greylag, Shoveler 8, Teal 17, Gadwall, Cormorant 6, Coot 81, Moorhen 11, GBb Gull 2, Herring Gull 5, Lapwing 21, Jay 3, Grey Wagtail. 

Also Comma, Speckled Wood 6, Gv White 4, Southern Hawker.  (GR)


              Great Black-backed Gull & Cormorants today.
 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

1030 - 1200 cloudy, 18c: generally quiet again, Swift 4, House Martin 12, Dabchick 2, Cormorant 5, Lapwing 12, Herring Gull 4, Rook, a few Chiffchaffs & Willow Warblers, etc.  Also Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Small White 3, Vapourer moth.  (GR)

Green Sandpiper 12th Aug (RP)

Monday, 31 August 2020

Monday 31st August 2020

0730 - 1000 light cloud 9 - 13c: Hobby, Buzzard 2, Swift 25, House & Sand Martin 60+, Swallow 12, Goldcrest 2, Blackcap 6, Chiffchaff 3, Reed Bunting f, Jay, Rook 2, Raven, Pied Wagtail 5, Grey Wagtail, Lapwing 22, Shoveler pair, Teal 5.

Speckled Wood flew into web where captured by garden spider.  (GR)


Dunnock & unknown fungi (GR)

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Sunday 30th August 2020

0930 - 1200 sunny becoming cloudy, 12 - 15c: Gadwall pair, Shoveler 2, Tufted 2m, Teal 2, Mute Swan 5, Dabchick 3, Cormorant 4, Heron 2, Coot 67, Great Black-backed Gull, LBb Gull c50, Herring Gull, Bh Gull c 150, Lapwing 18, Swift 8, Swallow 2, House Martin 6, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap 8+, Chiff/Willow Warbler 12+, Bullfinch, Chaffinch 2.

Comma, Small Tort., Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood 6, Vapourer.  Brown Hawker.  (RP) (GR)


Shoveler & Teal  (GR)

Friday, 28 August 2020

Friday 28th August 2020

0940 - 1215 patchy cloud, 15c: Swift 5, House Martin 5, Swallow, Blackcap 8, Chiifchaff/Willow Warbler 8, Bullfinch 3, Chaffinch, Robin 2 juvs, Jay, Cormorant 3, Lapwing 29, Common Sandpiper, etc   (GR)



           Blackcap male, young GS Woodpecker & Chiffchaff (GR)

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Wednesday 26th August 2020

0930 - 1200 fairly cloudy, to 18c: Reed Warbler, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 3, Chiffchaff 8, Willow Warbler 2, prob. Garden Warbler, Swift 30, a few martins, Bullfinch 3 juvs, Collared Dove 6, Coot 81, Shoveler m,  Tufted m, etc.  Vapourer moth 2.   (RP / GR)


Lesser blacks and Gadwall (GR)

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Tuesday 25th August 2020

0920 - 1045 rain, blustery, 16c: Hobby chasing martins, Gadwall pair, Dabchick 2, Cormorant 4, Coot 77, Herring Gull 9, Grey Wagtail, Collared Dove 4, House & Sand Martins 30, Song Thrush, etc.   Vapourer moth.   (GR)

Swallow facing north (GR)

Long-tailed Tit 24th Aug (RP)

Monday, 24 August 2020

Monday 24th August 2020

0900 - 1150 fairly sunny, 14-18c: Mute Swan pair + 3 juvs, Shoveler, Gadwall pair, Teal 3, Little Grebe 4, Canada Geese 512, Lapwing 18, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Herring Gull 3, Raven, Grey Wagtail, Swift 30, House Martin 20, Swallow 3, a few of the common warblers, etc.   (RP)

At Veolia pool: Mute Swan pair, Little Grebe, Heron, a few Coots & Moorhen, Buzzard 2, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch.  Also Common Blue 10, Small Heath 5, Meadow Brown 25+, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Silver Y 6, Shaded Broad-bar, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, etc.  (GR / RP)



           Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Aug 2020 (GR)

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Sunday 23rd August 2020

0730 - 1045 sunny start then cloudy, 14-17c: Hobby (twice), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk f, Gadwall 2, Teal 8, Tufted m, Lapwing 27, Little Grebe 3, Coot 53 (87 on 22nd Aug), Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Cormorant 4, Swift c60, House & Sand Martin c40, Swallow 3, a few Blackcaps & Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Linnet 2, Goldfinch flock of 30, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, etc.  Red Fox 2.   (GR / RP)

Hobby on 21st Aug (RP)



Foxes today (GR)

Friday, 21 August 2020

Friday 21st August 2020

0820 - 1040 sunny breaks, 25mph southerlies: Spotted Flycatcher 2, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Blackcap m&f, Chiffchaff 6, Hobby, Kestrel, Swift c60, House & Sand Martins 30, Swallow 3, Collared Dove 2, Raven low over, 350 gulls - mainly Black-headed with 3 Herring and c40 Lesser Black-backed, Coot 79 (high count), Cormorant 4, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 18, Dabchick 4, Reed Bunting f.   (GR / RP)


Spotted Flycatcher today (GR)

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Thursday 20th August 2020

0900 - 1000 dry after rain, 18c: Swift 40, House Martin 25, Sand Martin 10, Swallow 6, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 33, Cormorant 2, Dabchick 2, Blackcap 3, etc.  (RP)

Sparrowhawk today (RP)

Kestrel on 4th Aug. (GR)

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Wednesday 19th August 2020

0745 - 0945 cloudy start then rain, 17c: Whinchat f (on southern shore), Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 6+, Blackcap 4, Bullfinch juv, Reed Bunting f, Swift c60, House & Sand Martin 20+, Swallow 6, GS Woodpecker, Raven, Dabchick 2, Cormorant 3, Lapwing 25, Tufted Duck m.   (GR) (RP)



Whinchat today (GR)

Monday, 17 August 2020

Monday 17th August 2020

0830 - 1100 rain/mist 16-19c:  good numbers of warblers including Blackcap c20, Chiffchaff c25, Willow Warbler 3, Whitethroat 2, Garden Warbler 2, Lesser Whitethroat. Probable Redstart glimpsed. Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch flock of 35, Swifts Swallows & House Martins 30+, Rook 2, Little Grebe 4, Cormorant, Lapwing 20, etc   (GR) (RP)



Kingfisher & Browncap yest.(GR)

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Sunday 16th August 2020

0930 - 1200 misty rain, 16c: Spotted Flycatcher 3 moving through with warbler flocks in copse at southern meadow, Blackcap 12, Whitethroat 3, Chiffchaff 10+, Willow Warbler, House Martin 80+, Swift 20, Swallow 10, Sand Martin 10, Bullfinch pair, Chaffinch 2, Lt Tit small flock, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Stock Dove 3, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 2, Coot 35, Lapwing 10, Teal 2, Mute Swan pair + 3, etc.  (RP / GR)

A late afternoon visit added Tufted duck m, Jay, Raven & Kingfisher.  (GR)



Spot Flys today (GR)