Friday, 27 October 2017

October 25th to 27th 2017

25th: Sparrow hawk caught a blue tit at the bird table.
         (James Knight)

Grey heron
26th: Squirrel, blue tit (3), great tit (2), l.t tit, marsh tit, sparrow,
          robin (Chloe and James)
         Blue tit, mute swans, grey squirrel, robin,
         wood pigeon, mallard and coot (Emily and Laura Athersmith)

27th: Kingfisher (3), grey wagtail, widgeon, shoveller etc at
         Bill's Bench. (DM)
         Water rail and kingfisher at Washout Pit, marsh harrier
         at Island Pit,
         Buzzards, red kite, sparrow hawk, fieldfare, redwing,
         stock dove, moorhen, coot, teal, gadwall, lapwings,
         mixed tit flocks, reed buntings, dunnocks,
         green woodpecker, g.s.woodpecker. (JS)

Two buzzards

Saturday, 21 October 2017

19th October 2017

Third Thursday Walk: The Heronry Lakes

Mute swan, greylag, Canada goose, wigeon, gadwall, teal, mallard, shoveller, tufted duck, great crested grebe, cormorant, little egret,  grey heron, pheasant, moorhen, coot, lapwing, buzzard, b.h.gull, woodpigeon, collared dove, kingfisher, dunnock, robin, blackbird, redwing, goldcrest, l-t tit, great tit, blue tit, magpie, jackdaw, crow, house sparrow, chaffinch, goldfinch, bullfinch, linnet.
(David Wilson)

Also, after the walk, reed buntings in Peter's Field, stock doves, sparrow hawk and a red admiral butterfly.  (Jim Stevenson)

Some of  the Third Thursday Walkers.

Monday, 16 October 2017

October 7th to 15th 2017

Golden Plovers
October 7th:    Sparrow hawk on bird table at the Visitor Centre.
October 9th:    Chiff chaff near Rudd Pit, 3 goldcrests at River Viewpoint,
                        Buzzard over Cobham hide. (AH) Great Egret.
                        Red admiral and muntjac buck at Kingfisher Hide (JS)
October 12th:  Redwings near Hayden Hide.
October 13th:  Flock of c. 15 Golden Plovers over Heronry North. (JS)
                        Kingfisher and grey wagtail at Bills Bench
October 15th:  Great white egret, 2 little egrets, chiff chaff, Cetti's warbler, redpoll,
                        52 mute swans, 160 b.h. gulls, 120 gadwall, 12 teal, 8 shoveller,
                        89 wigeon, yellowhammer, 8 linnets, 2 little grebes.

Notes:             Great White Egrets. It seems we have two on the site,
                       one with a dark bill and one with a yellow bill.
                       A drake Scaup was in the quarry this week. Look out for more of them please.

Monday, 2 October 2017

23rd September to October 2nd 2017

23rd September: Hobby over Visitor Centre.

27th September: 3 Buzzards, hornet, carder bees, ivy bees, speckled wood,
                            common darter, grass snake at Cobham Hide.
                            Juv Marsh Harrier, 10 mistle thrushes, Cetti's warbler,
                            3 kingfishers, common sandpiper. (Quarry)

30th September: Buzzard, little egret, great egret, greylags and Canada geese,
                            mallard, gadwall, wigeon,  shoveller, teal. (Hayden Hide)
                           Water rail, moorhen, coot. (Kingfsher Hide)
                            Stock doves, kingfisher, bh gulls, green woodpecker, wren, goldcrest,
                            blue tits, great tit, l-t tits, black bird.  (Ian Langdon) Robin

31st September: Water rail heard, peregrine.

2nd October:      2 hobbies over Rudd Pit, plus another over Cloudy Pit,
                           2 swallows, 2 jays, song thrush, buzzard, shoveller, wigeon, gadwall,
                           mallard, teal, gc grebes, little egret, great egret, wren, small copper,
                           red admiral, common hawker ovipositing in the Hayling Pit, common darters, fox,
                           terrapin (Riverbank). Badger latrine at the beach.