Sunday, 4 December 2016

Monday November 14th - Sunday December 4th

Shelter Funding Appeal

The Tice's Meadow Bird Group applied for £1,000 funding from the Aviva Community Fund to build a shelter on Horton's Mound.

Voting closed on November 18th and we received an amazing 1,602 votes. We were successful in becoming finalists and are now undergoing the due dilgence process. Watch this space for news.

A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us!

2017 Calendar

Our 2017 calendar has arrived from the printers. If you pre-ordered a copy, we will be in contact with you soon to arrange payment and delivery.

We have a very limited supply of spare calendars. If you'd like one, costing £8, please get in touch.

Monday November 14th

No reports.

Tuesday November 15th

Carey Lodge reported c80 Golden Plover (over, heading West) this morning.

Wednesday November 16th

Steve Minhinnick reported a Peregrine this afternoon.

Thursday November 17th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Snipe, 182 Lapwing, 2 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 30 Teal, 50 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Kestrel and a Buzzard today.

Friday November 18th

No reports.

Saturday November 19th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Snipe, 125 Lapwing, 10 Mallard, 18 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 30 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, 2 Chinese Goose, a Stonechat, 3 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite and 2 Peregrine (1 adult, 1 juvenile) this morning.

NB: Chinese Geese are a local favourite (we used to have a resident trio which were released on site), but all records are obviously escapees from a wildfowl collection.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Peregrine

Sunday November 20th

Richard Seargent reported a Yellow-legged Gull (adult) this afternoon.

Monday November 21st

Richard Horton reported 14 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, a Water Rail and 3 Yellow-legged Gull today.

Tuesday November 22nd

Carey Lodge reported a Green Sandpiper, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Red Kite today.

Wednesday November 23rd

No reports.

Thursday November 24th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Green Sandpiper, 150 Lapwing, 6 Pochard, 12 Mallard, 18 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, a Greylag Goose, a Yellow-legged Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, a Stonechat, a Raven, a Buzzard, a Red Kite, a Kestrel and a Peregrine today.

Friday November 25th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper and a Peregrine this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Gadwall
(c) John Hunt - Gadwall

Saturday November 26th

No reports.

Sunday November 27th

Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail this morning.

In addition, Graham King reported 2 Snipe, 60 Lapwing, 40 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, a Siskin, 20 Lesser Redpoll and a Kestrel today.

(c) Richard Seargent - The Woods

Monday November 28th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, a Kestrel, a Red Kite and a Peregrine this morning.

Tuesday November 29th

Richard Horton reported a Common Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, a White Wagtail, 8 Goldcrest, 10 Siskin, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Brambling, 6 Bullfinch, 14 Redwing, 17 Fieldfare and a Buzzard today.

This is the first recorded sighting of Brambling this winter. The count of 2 Brambling equals the site record.

The count of 8 Goldcrest is a new site record.

NB: White Wagtail is not considered a separate species from Pied Wagtail by the BOU.

Wednesday November 30th

No reports.

Thursday December 1st

No reports.

Friday December 2nd

No reports.

Saturday December 3rd

No reports.

Sunday December 4th

John Hunt reported 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe and a Red Kite this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Frosty Morning

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