Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Tuesday 28th August 2018

0850 - 1000 cloudy 14c : Cormorant 10, Heron 7, Teal 6, Tufted 8, Little Grebe 2, Jay, Collared Dove 18, Pied Wagtail 2, Great Black-backed Gull, LBb Gull 51, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 35, Swift 2, Swallows & House Martins 20+, Sparrowhawk 2.


Monday, 27 August 2018

Monday 27th August 2018

0900 - 1230 showery & breezy, 14c : Spotted Flycatcher, Garganey 2, Gadwall 2, Teal 11, Tufted 5, Shoveler, Cormorant 21, Lapwing 35, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 12, Bh Gull 150, Swift, House Martin 20, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 15, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 5 (2 in song). (RP/GWR)

Buzzard on 25/08/18

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sunday 26th August 2018

0900 - 1040 rainy, 10c : Cormorant 18, Shoveler 3, Tufted 6, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 49, Kingfisher, Swallow 25, Sand Martin 2, Starling 60.  At the floods - Garganey 3, Teal 9.  At Rushall - Spotted Flycatcher.  (RP / GWR)

Garganey today (photo by RP)

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018

0915 - 1115 cloudy, 12c : Shoveler 3, Teal 3, Tufted 2, Cormorant 24, Heron 5, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel m, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Martin 30+, Swallow 20, Chiff/Willow 6, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Greenfinch 7, Bullfinch 6, Lt Tit 10, etc.   Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood.


  A few of the hundreds of wasps feeding on sap oozing from a small Sallow tree on 23rd August.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 2018

0945 - 1130 fairly sunny, 17c : Cormorant 24, Heron 4, Teal 4, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 41, Collared Dove 8, Jay, Swift, Swallow 6, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 8, Willow W/Chiffchaff 8, Whitethroat, Bullfinch.


Wheatear on 21st (distant!)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21st August 2018

1000 - 1150 overcast, 19c : Greenshank then flew NW, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 48, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Teal 4, Cormorant 18, Heron 4, Buzzard 2, Swallows & martins 12, Blackcap m & 2f, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Willow Warbler 4, etc.

Wheatear on southern horse pasture at 1530.


Greenshank this morning

Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday 20th August 2018

1000 - 1130 cloudy, 20c : Yellow Wagtail (photo), Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff, Swallow 5, House Martin 5, Collared Dove 13, Buzzard, Cormorant 21, Teal, Lapwing 20.


Sunday, 19 August 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018

1000 - 1230 overcast, 19c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Bh Gull 125, LBb Gull 10, Herring Gull, Garganey 3, Teal 3, Tufted 3, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe, Moorhen pair with 2 just-fledged chicks, Coot 62, Greylag Goose, Cormorant 19, Heron 5, Mute Swan pair + 6, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 44, Pied Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail, Swift 10, House Martin 8, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 4, Jay, Collared Dove 18, Stock Dove 2, etc.  Vapourer moth 2.


   
             Green Sand. & Yellow-legged Gull this morning

Friday, 17 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018

Morning, cloudy, 16c : Cormorant 17, Heron 4, GC Grebe 2, Teal 3, Lapwing 37, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, LBb Gull 10, Collared Dove 7, Pied Wagtail, Swift 27, Swallow 5, a few martins, Chiff/Willow Warbler, Jay.

               The Stubbers Green Terrapin (photo by RP)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday 14th August 2018

0845 - 1030 cloudy, 18c : Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Heron 5, Cormorant 13, Teal 5, Mute Swan 10 (6 cygnets), Lapwing 3, Kingfisher, LBb Gull 16, Collared Dove 3, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Swift 25, Sand Martin 10, House Martin 8, Swallow 5, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2f, Whitethroat, etc.  Speckled Wood 4, Vapourer moth.

Vapourer moth caterpillar 8th Aug (RP)

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday 12th August 2018

0845 - 1100 rainy, 17c : Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe 2, Teal 3, Tufted 4, Cormorant 10, Coot 72, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 4, Swift 35+, House Martin 20, Sand Martin 15, Swallow, Collared Dove, Buzzard, Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler 4, Goldcrest.  Vapourer moth & a few froglets.


Willow Warbler @ Rushall

Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday 10th August 2018

0900 - 1130 fairly cloudy 16c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Peregrine chased LBb Gull, Buzzard 2, Cormorant 13, Heron 6, Garganey, Teal 6, Little Grebe 5, GC Grebe, Kingfisher, Swift 6, H.Martin 6, Swallow 6, Sand Martin 8, Chiffchaff, etc  (RP / GWR)

Yellow-legged Gull today (RP)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wednesday 8th August 2018

0850 - 1100 sunny 18 - 22c : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 51, Garganey 3, Teal 6, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 7, Heron 6, Coot 61, LBb Gull 18, Pied Wagtail 3, Sand Martin 25+, Swallow 5, Swift 3, House Martin 2, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Lt Tit 8, Collared Dove 18, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard.



                     Sand Martins and Garganey today

Monday, 6 August 2018

Monday 6th August 2018

0900 - 1030 sunny, 22c : Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 52, Garganey 3, Teal 5, Cormorant 5, Collared Dove 5, Pied Wagtail, a few hirundines, etc. (RP)

      Record shot of Green & Common Sandpipers today (photo RP)

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018

0915 - 1100 fairly sunny 19-23c : Garden Warbler, Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler 3 (1 in song), Chiffchaff 2, Swift 3, Swallow 4, House Martin 4, Sand Martin 2, Garganey 2 flew in at 1100, Teal 5, Tufted 6, Cormorant 4, Heron 3, Mute Swan pair + 6, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 55, Bh Gull 255, LBb Gull 8, Collared Dove 4, Buzzard 3, Kestrel, + usual stuff.

Speckled Wood 5, Common Blue, Vapourer moth 2.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018


0830 - 1015 fairly cloudy, 18c : Hobby, Garganey 3, Kingfisher, Teal 5, Cormorant, Heron 6, GC Grebe, Lapwing 40, Collared Dove 4, Stock Dove, Swift 2, Swallow 4, etc.  Vapourer moth.

Hobby this morning


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thursday 2nd August 2018

0900 - 1200 fairly sunny, to 25c : Garganey 3, Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Teal 5, Tufted 8, Mute Swan pair + 6, Cormorant 4, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Heron 5, Coot 61, Moorhen 12, Lapwing 44, Bh Gull 150, LBb Gull 30, Buzzard, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail 3, Kingfisher seen 3 times, Swift 6, Swallow 8, Sand Martin 12, House Martin 2, Collared Dove 9, Reed Bunting, etc.  (RP / GWR)

Common Blue, Peacock, Meadow Brown 3, Speckled Wood, Vapourer moth 2.   Black-tailed Skimmer, Brown Hawker 3.

Green Sand. today (photo Bob Pugh)

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wednesday 1st August 2018

1030 - 1130 fairly sunny, 22c : Cormorant 5, Heron 2, Teal 4, GC Grebe, Coot 42, Lapwing 44 (51 later), Buzzard, Jay 2, Swallow 2, Swift 2, Sand Martin 6, Blackcap, etc.

Common Blue 2, Gatekeeper 20+, Speckled Wood 9, Vapourer moth 2.


Garganey on 30th July