Article Index

31.08.2011 Paul Adams. Mel Grassby. Pete Hinks. 100 Mallard, 6 Common Pheasant, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 15 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 150 Barn Swallow, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Wren, 1 Robin, 3 Tree Sparrow, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 50 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 20 Reed Bunting. Also 5 Common Blue. 6 Small Copper. 4 Brown Argus. 1 Meadow Brown. 1 Small Tortoishell. 1 Gatekeeper. 1 Wall. 25 Speckled Wood. 1 Red Deer hind. 9 Roe Deer.

29.08.2011. (Rob Watson). Crowle Moor 100 Greylag Goose (floods) 1 Shelduck (floods) 40 Teal (Will pits scrape) 1 Marsh Harrier cc 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Common Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 3 Ruff (Will pits scrape) inc. 1 juvenile? see photo of one very brightly coloured bird.(photo) 1 Common Snipe (Will pits scrape) 1 Greenshank (Will pits scrape) 1 Green Sandpiper (Mill drain marsh) 15 Sand Martin 50 Barn Swallow 1 Robin (juvenile) 1 Garden Warbler 1 Blackcap 1 Willow Tit Also 5 Lizards inc.1 on fence post (photo) 

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28.08.2011. Paul Adams. Pete Hinks. Brian Smith 30 Greylag Goose, 30 Eurasian Teal, 50 Mallard, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 OSPREY seen over Will Pits wood from the English Nature depot moving west. It then u-turned and then u-turned again slowly moving off west, in the direction of Southfield Reservoir. 1 Common Snipe, 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 80 Black-headed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 6 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 1 Sand Martin, 200 Barn Swallow, 200 House Martin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 30 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

27.08.11 (BPW). 70 Greylag Goose, 1 Eurasian Teal, 2 Mallard, 8 Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier 1male 2 cc, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 1 Northern Lapwing, 5 Ruff F SOMT, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 8 Wood Pigeon, 17 Common Swift steady passage going W, 2 Magpie, 3 Eurasian Jay, 10 Carrion Crow, 168 Sand Martin estimated, steady passage going W, 770 Barn Swallow estimated, steady passage going W, 24 House Martin estimated, steady passage going W, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 5 Whinchat all fm type, 3 along road, 1 1000Acre Drain, 1 SOMTram 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 12 Reed Bunting. Also a male Roe Deer, and by night several Hares and 2 Pipistrelle bats.

24.08.2011 Paul Adams. Pete Hinks. 30 Greylag Goose, 200 Mallard, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 3 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 1 Common Redshank, 9 Eurasian Jay, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit.

21.08.11 (BPW). 7 Mallard, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 268 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Owl.

20.08.2011 (WHP) 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Hobby, 2 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 3 Willow Warbler.

20.08.11 (BPW). 164 Eurasian Teal, 160 Mallard, 1 Pintail eclipse male/female/imm, 2 Shoveler, 1 Grey Partridge, 3 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon juvenile 3 Ruff female/juv, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Eurasian Curlew 1 juvenile, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Northern Lapwing, 130 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 11 Black-headed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Common Swift steady stream going W, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 19 Barn Swallow, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 2 Dunnock imms, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Roe Deer.

19.08.11 (BPW). 60 Eurasian Teal, 46 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile, 1 male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male mobbing Kestrel, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon juvenile chased Lapwing unsuccessfully, 3 Little Ringed Plover juveniles, 5 Ruff fm/imm, 1 Greenshank, 1 Northern Lapwing, 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 3 Sand Martin, 25 Barn Swallow steady movement going W, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

17.08.11 (BPW). 22 Greylag Goose, 185 Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier juvenile, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint juvenile GB F, 2 Dunlin, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Barn Owl night along ditches S fields, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 90 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also a Fox at ca.

15.08.11 (RW) 100 Greylag Goose, 80 Eurasian Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier cc, Common Cranes grounded aand bugling, flying then landing again, 1 Common Snipe, 15 Common Swift, 1 Willow Tit, 50 Sand Martin, 100 Barn Swallow, 8 Common Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch.

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Photo, female Scorpionfly (RW) Also: Lizard Dragonflies: Common Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter, Black Darter. Butterflies: Red Admiral, Small Copper, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Gatekeeper.

15.08.11 (WHP) 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull to roost on moors. 3 Herring type Gull.

15.08.11 night (BPW). S of Moors 3 Moorhen, 60 Common Swift low going purposefully W, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40 Barn Swallow. Also 33 Red Deer, 6 Roe Deer around 10 Hares (including young) and several Brown Rats.

14.08.11 (BPW). 1 Green Woodpecker.

13.08.11 (BPW). 1 Common Swift.

13.08.11 (WHP) 1 Marsh Harrier cc and male, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ruff 1 male, 2 female/juv, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Swift.

12.08.11 some night (BPW). 8 Eurasian Teal, 60 Mallard, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Marsh Harrier juveniles, 1 Hobby, 1 Oystercatcher ca, 1 Common Snipe F, 1 Eurasian Curlew F, 1 Green Sandpiper F, 1 Common Redshank F, 1 Green Woodpecker ca, 2 Magpie, 2 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Sand Martin, 30 Barn Swallow, 2 Wren, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet.

11.08.11 night (BPW). 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Tawny Owl. Also as on all nights many Hares (up to 20), Roe Deer (around 4) and Red Deer (up to 18), Pipistrelle Bat 1, Rats, and Bank Voles.

09.08.11 night (BPW). 1 Marsh Harrier male, 1 Long-eared Owl adult. Also as on all nights many Hares (up to 20), Roe Deer (around 4) and Red Deer (up to 18), Pipistrelle Bat 1, Rats, and Bank Voles.

08.08.11 night (BPW). 1 Marsh Harrier male, 2 Moorhen, 80 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring type Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Turtle Dove adult, 1 Long-eared Owl. Also as on all nights many Hares (up to 20), Roe Deer (around 4) and Red Deer (up to 18), Pipistrelle Bat 1, Rats, and Bank Voles.

07.08.11 (BPW). 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 4 Turtle Dove, 11 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sky Lark, 8 Barn Swallow, 4 House Martin.

06.08.11 (WHP) 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grasshopper Warbler feeding young.

04.08.11 (BPW). 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, 6 Common Swift over Elmhirst 2 Sky Lark, 4 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin.

04.08.11 (BPW). 1 Common Swift, 40 Barn Swallow, 1 House Martin.

03.08.11 (BPW). 193 Greylag Goose, 12 Eurasian Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Marsh Harrier 1fm and 1 juvenile F nr BB, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover all waders GB F 1 European Golden Plover, 11 Northern Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Turtle Dove RP, 8 Carrion Crow, 2 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 5 Barn Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 1 fm Roe Deer with young on road. A female adder basking on the road and a Common Lizard on GB.

01.08.11 (BPW) Gull update. The gull was released today, and although it looked fit, see photos, I did not know till released that it still could not fly (it tried). However it was fast enough on its feet for me (or a fox?) to not be able to re-catch it and rapidly got over a field away. It remained here for over an hour, but when next checked had gone, and almost certainly flew from this vast bare field. Hopefully the couple of sardines it gulped down just before release gave it enough energy after a while to get into the air.

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