Friday, 7 December 2018

December 2018

1st-2nd 42 species seen by Trevor Gunton:
      Mallard, teal, gadwall, shoveller 70+, tufted duck, pochard x 8, goldeneye x 4,
      goosander, moorhen, mute swan, Canada goose, greylag goose, grey heron,
      great white egret, little egret, great crested grebe, sparrowhawk, red kite, great tit,
      blue tit, siskin, tree creeper, g-s woodpecker, carrion crow, jackdaw, magpie,
      wood pigeon, stockdove, collared dove, lapwing, snipe, green sandpiper x 6,
      starling, pied wagtail, grey wagtail, chaffinch, dunnock, starling, blackbird,
      redwing, fieldfare, kingfisher.

2nd  Great white egret and goosander on the Heronry Lakes. (AT)

4th  Green sandpiper x 5, gadwall x 50, teal x 72, shoveller x 43, mallard x 34,
       pintail x 5, goldeneye x 3, pochard x16, wigeon x 27, tufted duck x 143,
       female scaup, redwing x 25, moorhen x 26, common gull x 12, grey wagtail,
       lapwing x 2, b.h gull x 120, snipe, little grebe x 3. (Terry Brown)

6th  Green sandpiper x 3 squabbling, grey wagtail x 2, drake pintail
       on Heronry North. (JK)
       40 fieldfares over the visitor centre. (Colin Burgh)

7th  Redwing x 16, shoveller x 22, gadwall x 6, wigeon x 20, tufted duck x 16,
       lapwing x 4, green sandpiper x 3 all from the Hayden Hide. (JC and MB)

9th  Great white egret plus little egret on the heronry lakes. (Daisy Nevard)
       Gadwall, goldeneye and Cetti's warbler on Heronry North. (PC)

13th Raven mobbing a buzzard.

14th Bullfinch, green sandpiper, green woodpecker, g.s. woodpecker,
        goldeneye, redwing and black squirrel on the river trail. (JAS)
        Green sandpiper x 2, goldeneye x 3, red kite. (Roger Buxton)

15th Red kite (KG W)
Green woodpecker.

16th Red kite, goldcrest (PC) Green sandpiper x 4 teal, grey heron. (HS)

20th Third Thursday Walk (David Wilson):
Blackbird, bh gull, blue tit, bullfinch, crow, chaffinch, common gull, coot,
cormorant, dunnock, gadwall, goldfinch, great tit, green sandpiper, heron,
herring gull, jackdaw, kestrel, lapwing, lt tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen,
mute swan, pied wagtail, red kite, robin, rook, treecreeper, shoveller, starling,
teal, tufted duck, wigeon, wood pigeon, wren, Canada goose, goldeneye, pintail,
grey wagtail. (41 spp.)

20th Gadwall x 36, tufted duck x 163, teal x 68, shoveller x 39, pintail x 3,
        pochard x 25, wigeon x 63, green sandpiper x 5, water rail, lapwing x 166,
        bullfinch x 4, goldcrest x 2, moorhen x 27, goldeneye x 12, b-h gull x 76,
        common gull x 40. (Terry Brown)

21st BADGER crossing the river trail near back of Env Ed Centre at 11:30 am.
        (Colin B)

22nd Brown rat at Hayden Hide feeding station. (AC)
         Great white egret and two pintail  (HS and TG)

27th Robin, great tit, cormorant, grey squirrel x 2 (Phoebe, Imogen and Sophie)

29th Pintail, sparrowhawk, shoveller, tufted duck, gadwall, teal, robin,
        mute swan and great tit at the Hayden Hide. (Chloe, Jake and Sharon)

30th Mute swan x 10, shoveler x 5, gadwall x 5, mallard x 16, teal x 13,
        tufted duck x 23, pheasant x 2, woodpigeon x 6, moorhen x 14,
        green sandpiper x 5, b-h gull x 82, cormorant x 7, heron, red kite,
        magpie x 2, crow x 14, blue tit x 8, robin x 3, blackbird, dunnock,
        grey wagtail, pied wagtail, chaffinch x 2, wren, l-t tit, goldcrest. (R. Mackey)
        Goldeneye, g-c grebe on Island Pit, wigeon on Sailing Lake.

Happy New Year to all of you. This is Paxton Pits' 30th Birthday!