Wednesday, 15 August 2018

August sightings

7th  Mute swan, wood pigeon, tufted duck, grey squirrel, buzzard. River trail. (Alyson)

8th  Buzzards calling on River Walk. (PC and Leila B.)

9th  Otter (4+) including three kits. Little egret x 6 and snipe x 4! Heronry South.
       (Martin Davies)

Great white egret by Peter Cariuk.
10th Big flocks of house and sand martins over heronry lakes. Egrets, migrant hawker,
        stock dove. (JAS)
        Great white egret over Visitor centre (TG)

12th Possible otter at Cobham hide. (PC) Great white egret. (D Payne, A Hyde)
        Kingfisher Hide.

12th Green woodpecker x 2, gt crested grebe x 14, tufted duck x 105, pochard x 2,
        lapwing x 40, common tern x 10, house martin x 70, swallow x 20, sand martin x 20,
        kingfisher x 2, chiffchaff x 4, blackcap x 2, whitethroat, reed warbler, little egret x 2,
        yellowhammer x 4.

13th Moorhen family (Rudd Pit) 2 adults + juv and 3 chicks (Heronry South). Jay
        and wren by the river. (CB)

14th At least three wasp spiders in the meadow next to the visitor centre. (Debbie McKenzie)

16th Third Thursday Walk:
         Blackbird, bh gull, blue tit, crow, chaffinch common tern, coot, cormorant, dunnock,
         gadwall, goldfinch, gc grebe, green sandpiper, green woodpecker, heron, house-
         sparrow, kingfisher, lbb gull, little egret, great white egret, magpie, mallard,
         moorhen, mute swan, robin, stock dove, swallow, tufted suck, wood pigeon, jay,

17th Two great white egrets and kingfisher from Kingfisher Hide. Roving mixed flock at
        Cobham Hide with warblers. Terns absent. A few martins and swallows.
        Migrant and brown hawker dragonflies and ruddy darters.

Ruddy darter.

20th Brown argus, common blue and small heath on the arable.
21st Kingfisher on river trail, robin and blue tit.. (Millie, Mimi and Nana)

24th Three otters again from Kingfisher Hide, green sandpiper. kingfsher,
         great egret x2, lapwing x 21, pochard x 2, (Gerry)
25th Gadwall x 80, goldfinch x 100, little egret x 4, lapwing x 7, whitethroat x 5,
         linnet x 25, jay x 2, tufted duck x 88, green sandpiper x 2, pochard x 5,
         house martin x 100, teal x 6, sand martin x 20, blackcap x 5, great white
         egret x 3, chiffchaff x 3. (Terry Brown)
29th Blue tit x 3, great tit x 2 goldfinch (Mill and Sarah) green sandpiper x 3,
        great egret x 3, kingfisher and gs woodpecker.
31st Kingfisher and cormorant at Bill's Bench.
       Small red-eyed damselfly reported at Rudd Pit.