Friday, 27 November 2015

Friday November 20th to Friday November 27th

Friday November 20th

No reports.


Saturday November 21st

Richard Seargent reported a Green Sandpiper, a Grey Wagtail, a Stonechat, a Coal Tit and a large Long-tailed Tit flock this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 160 Teal.

The count of 160 Teal is a new record count for the site.


Sunday November 22nd

John Hunt reported a Green Sandpiper, 20 Lapwing, a Snipe, 50+ Teal, 3 Gadwall, 10+ Pochard, 2 Stonechat and 2 Reed Bunting this morning.

In addition, Richard Seargent reported 48 Wigeon and 18 Shoveler  this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Frosty Morning
(c) John Hunt - Reed Bunting
(c) John Hunt - Stonechat
(c) John Hunt - Stonechat
(c) John Hunt - Stonechat
(c) John Hunt - Stonechat


Monday November 23rd

Carey Lodge reported a Yellowhammer, 2 Bullfinch, a Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff this morning.


Tuesday November 24th

No reports.


Wednesday November 25th

Richard Horton reported a Little Egret, 16 Pochard, a Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff and a Peregrine this morning.


Thursday November 26th

Mark Elsoffer spent 8 1/2 hours on site today and recorded 61 species, including: a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 46 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 44 Tufted Duck, 9 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, c120 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 21 Pochard, a Crossbill (over), a Raven (over), 7 Redwing, 26 Lesser Redpoll (over), a Bullfinch, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Dunnock, 16 Greenfinch, 32 Magpie, a Peregrine and a Kestrel.

What appeared to be a dead young Mute Swan was being devoured by corvids on the far side of the Workings.

An adult Peregrine spent most of the morning eating a kill, and then loafing, on one of the grassy islands in the Workings.

Also seen in the Meadow were 5 Roe Deer and a Fox (with a limp).

This is the first recorded sighting of Crossbill on site this year - the 143rd species recorded on site in 2015.

The Common Sandpiper is the latest ever recorded, beating the previous record by 41 days.

The count of 8 Dunnock is a new record count for the site.

The count of 16 Greenfinch is a new record count for the site.

The count of 32 Magpie is a new record count for the site.

Once again, Ray was working single-handedly cutting invasive willow in the Reedbed despite the cold and wet weather.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Roe Deer
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Goldfinch
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Hanson's New River Crossing


Friday November 27th

John Hunt reported 2 Green Sandpiper, 60+ Lapwing, a Little Egret, 16 Pochard, 17 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 50+ Teal, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Siskin, a Bullfinch, a Red Kite and a Kestrel this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported that the record-breaking Common Sandpiper was still present this morning.


(c) John Hunt - Little Egret
(c) John Hunt - Long-tailed Tit
(c) John Hunt - Pied Wagtail
(c) John Hunt - Red Kite









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