Friday, 23 February 2018

February 4th to 23rd

10th  Robin, blue tit (Millie and Ellie)

13th  Goosander 2 males + 1 fm (SM)

15th  Raven x 2 with highland cattle. Jay x 2, green sandpiper,
         41 cormorants' nests occupied. (Neal)

Third Thursday Walk:
          Blackbird, bh gull, blue tit, buzzard, crow, chaffinch, common gull, coot,
          cormorant, dunnock, gadwall, goldfinch, gc grebe, great tit, heron, greylag goose,
          jackdaw, lt tit, mute swan, magpie, mallard, moorhen, robin, shoveler, song thrush,
          stock dove, tufted duck, wigeon, woodpigeon, Canada goose. goldeneye. (D. Wilson)

15th  Kingfisher and pochard (JK)

17th  Goosander pair at  Hayden Hide. (JEC)

18th  15 Gadwall, 3 shoveler, 82 wigeon, 16 pochard, 156 tufted ducks, 15 goldeneye,
          2 goosander, 6 skylarks, 5 reed buntings, 15 linnets, 15 yellowhammers,
         30 goldfinches, lapwing, oystercatcher, Cetti's warbler, 10 meadow pipits,
          green woodpecker, 3 bullfinches, 3 goosanders on river. (Terry Brown )

20th   Mistle thrush 2, oystercatcher, redshank, snipe 19, pintail 10 (4 drakes)
          goosander 3 (2 drakes) red kite 2, buzzard 3, grey wagtail, heron,
          muntjac deer.  (MRD and JC)

22nd  Green woodpecker 2, red kite, buzzard 2, muntjac at visitor centre (JAS)


Friday, 2 February 2018

January 20th to February 3rd

24th: Barn owl at 16:50 in the lower meadow. (NB)

25th: Fieldfare, redwing, song thrush, l-t tit, gadwall, tufted duck, goldeneye,
         common gull, skylark, meadow pipit, shoveler, teal, g-c grebe,
         g-s woodpecker, green woodpecker, stock dove, mistle thrush, jay, kingfisher,
         red kite. 40 spp seen. (Gruhum, Pam and Len)

Not a Siberian chiffchaff
 Probably 12 cormorant nests active. c 20 in the trees at 15:00. (Trevor Gunton)

27th: Great spotted woodpecker at the beach on Cloudy Pit. (NB)

28th: Stoat crossed the road by the visitor centre. (JAS)  2 red kites displaying over A1 pits.
         Cetti's warbler calling at Washout Pit. (GR)

         135 Tufted duck, 48 gadwall, 95 wigeon, 14 shoveler, 9 teal, 14 goldeneye,
         16 yellowhammer, 20 linnet, 2 red kite, 2 Cetti's warbler, water rail, 5 stock dove,
         75 wood pigeon, 6 skylark, 5 bullfinch, kingfisher, 54 common gull. (Terry Brown)
          Red kite 20 feet away in the Hayden Hide. (KMG)

          Stoat (Visitor Centre Meadow) Grey heron, shoveler, gadwall, tufted duck,
          kingfisher, mute swan, cormorant, wood pigeon, 15-20 l-t tits, b-h gull,
          g-s woodpecker, dunnock, robin, wren all at Bill's Bench. (AH)

1st    L-t tits, blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, blackbird, robin x 2, collared dove, wren,
         jackdaw. All at the Visitor Centre.

         Siberian chiffchaff at Stirtloe, (plus three other chiffchaffs) D Harlow.
         Goosander x 4 (3 m and 2 fm)

Treecreeper at Stirtloe
2nd   Stirtloe sewage works: Siberian chiffchaff still present, plus grey and
         pied wagtails, loads of goldcrests, meadow pipit, redwings, fieldfares, l-t tits,
         treecreeper and goldfinches. (JAS)

3rd    Goldcrest, bullfinch, tree creeper on Haul Road. (MK)