Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Northern Pits: Turnstone still, 2 juvenile Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher and a Water Rail calling.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Northern Pits: Red-crested Pochard, Egyptian Goose, escaped drake Cape Shelduck, Black Swan still, Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpipers, c.25 Yellow-legged Gulls.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hayling Pit/Meadow Trail: 2 Hobbies hawking dragonflies early afternoon, also 8+ Buzzards.

Heron Trail: 2 Coal Tits.

Northern Pits: Turnstone still, plus juvenile female Ruff, 2 Dunlin and Snipe. 20+ Yellow Wagtails in nearby cowfields on north west side of Diddington village. No sign of yesterday's Yellow-browed Warbler today.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Northern Pits/Diddington: YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER found early morning in the wood by Diddington village car park and present throughout the day, although it was often elusive and only calling occasionally. It showed well on a few occasions on the east side (New Workings side) of the wood in the morning and also on the west side of the wood from the car park.

Also present this morning was the Turnstone still, 4 Pintail, 1+ Golden Plover over, 2 Green Sandpipers and a pair of Stonechats, whilst several small groups of Redpoll and Siskin were passing overhead throughout the morning.

Very bad record shot of the Yellow-browed Warbler
 present today. You can just about make out one of the
wing-bars on it's right wing!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Northern Pits: AvocetTurnstone still, 6-7 Dunlin and female Red-crested Pochard on Pumphouse Pit in evening, plus the regular adult Caspian Gull amongst the pre-roosting Gulls on New Workings.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull again in evening pre-roost, plus Ruff still, 3+ Common Sandpipers and 2+ Dunlin.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Great Meadow: Spotted Flycatcher in trees on far W side of meadow.

A1 North Pit: male Stonechat in Brambles on east side of pit.

Northern Pits: Peregrine, Ruff still

Washout Pit: Cetti's Warbler singing briefly.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Northern Pits: Marsh Harrier high over, plus Turnstone still and 2 Spotted Flycatchers along footpath at far NE end of pit. Also Marsh Tit calling, Grey Wagtail over and several Yellow Wagtails still around Cowfields at north end of Diddington village. Small groups of Siskin over all morning, plus c.10 Redpoll flew low west.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Northern Pits: Turnstone still, Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, female Red-crested Pochard, Barnacle Goose, 7 Little Egrets, c.15 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, 67 Pied Wagtails, 3 Yellow Wagtails and c.40 Swallows.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull again, plus Turnstone, Ruff, 3 Dunlin and Barnacle Goose still.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Northern Pits: WeBS count highlights included a female Red-crested Pochard, single Barnacle Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, Turnstone still, Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin, Green Sand, 7 Snipe, Hobby, 3 Kingfishers, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Cetti's Warbler. 49 Yellow-legged Gulls counted late afternoon in the pre-roost.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Northern Pits: adult SHAG on Pumphouse Pit this afternoon, plus juv Little Stint and Turnstone still, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin and a Marsh Harrier.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Northern Pits: juvenile Little Stint, Turnstone, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Dunlin and a Ringed Plover in the evening.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Heronry South: single Swift over; groups of 6 and c.10 Siskin over.

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull again, Greenshank, Redshank, 3-4 Common Sands, 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, LRP, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher with tit flock, Reed Warbler family (juvs still being fed by adults), Sedge Warbler, 2 groups of 5 Siskin over.

Adult Caspian Gull at New Workings.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Diddington Village/Northern Pits: PIED FLYCATCHER 100 yards north of Diddington village public car park with Tit flock in Oak tree late afternoon, but no further sign in evening.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Northern Pits: Adult Caspian Gull, Greenshank, Snipe, 7 Egyptian Geese, eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard.