Monday, 27 August 2018

Sunday August 12th to Monday August 27th

Quarry Life Awards

You can follow our progress in the Quarry Life Awards on our dedicated blog.


Sunday August 12th

Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper and a Garden Warbler this morning.


Monday August 13th

(c) Dina Burford - Greenfinch
(c) Dina Burford - Nuthatch
(c) Dina Burford - Nuthatch
(c) Dina Burford - Slow Worm


Tuesday August 14th

Peter Brown reported 2 Little Egret, a Swallow, 2 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin today.


Wednesday August 15th

(c) Ben Fitzcosta - Fox
(c) Ben Fitzcosta - Fox
(c) Ben Fitzcosta - Little Egret
(c) Ben Fitzcosta - Little Egret
(c) Ben Fitzcosta - Moorhen


Thursday August 16th

No reports.


Friday August 17th

Mark Elsoffer reported 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, a Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 18 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 8 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk and 3 Hobby today.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Vapourer Moth Caterpillar


Saturday August 18th

Dave Baker reported a Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe and 3 Swift this morning.


Sunday August 19th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, 29 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 12 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Swallow and a Hobby this morning.

In addition, Mark Elsoffer reported a Green Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, a Swan Goose (escape), 50 House Martin, 20 Sand Martin, 70 Swift, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, 8 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel today.

(c) John Hunt - Bullfinch



Monday August 20th

Carey Lodge reported a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine today.

(c) Carey Lodge - Common Blue Butterfly
(c) Carey Lodge - Wasp Spider
(c) Carey Lodge - 22-Spot Ladybird
(c) Carey Lodge - Brown Argus


Tuesday August 21st

Peter Brown reported a Little Egret, 9 Teal, a Kestrel and 3 Buzzard today.

(c) Murray Nurse - Migrant Hawker


Wednesday August 22nd

No reports.


Thursday August 23rd

Mark Elsoffer reported a Common Sandpiper, a Little Egret, a Bar-headed Goose (escape), 10 Teal, a Whinchat, a Stonechat, a Swallow, a Kestrel and a Buzzard this afternoon.

Five volunteers met this morning to erect 20 of the new bat boxes purchased for our new Bats Project. Read more about it here.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bernard Erecting a Bat Box
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bird and Bat Boxes
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bernard Erecting a Bat Box


Friday August 24th

Murray Nurse reported a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, a Bar-headed Goose (escape) and a Yellow Wagtail today.

In addition, Mike Huddie reproted 3 Swift today.


Saturday August 25th

Mark Elsoffer reported 2 Common Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, a Little Egret, 14 Teal, 2 Shoveler, a Bar-headed Goose (escape), a Swan Goose (escape), 2 Whinchat, a Stonechat, a Coal Tit, a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap, a Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 2 Swift, 4 Buzzard and a Red Kite today.

In addition, Richard Seargent reported a Hobby this morning.

Eight volunteers met this morning and built a bird bath / reflection pool / bug hotel at the woodland feeding station.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - The (Almost) Finished Bird Bath


Sunday August 26th

Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper, 33 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler and a Stonechat this afternoon.

Grasshopper Warbler is the 129th species of bird recorded on site this year.

This is only the 5th recorded sighting of Grasshopper Warbler on site, and the first Autumn sighting.


Monday August 27th

Mark Elsoffer reported 3 Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret, a Bar-headed Goose, a Swan Goose, a Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Collared Dove, 700+ House Martin, 50+ Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 5 Swift, 2 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and 9 Buzzard today.

In addition, Richard Seargent reported 2 Dunlin, a Stonechat and a Whinchat this morning.

In addition, Dave Baker reported a Raven this afternoon.

The count of 32 Collared Dove is a new site record count.

The count of 700+ House Martin is a new site record count.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bar-headed & Swan Geese




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