Thursday, 2 January 2020

JANUARY 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We kicked off on January 1st with our usual "Ice-Breaker" walk with 42 guests but only 37 species by lunchtime. Meanwhile Neal Parkin and the regular bird counters were in the quarry (with permission).


I noted 72 species seen today (not all seen by me) all at the north end apart from raven. Missing species you would expect to see include little grebe, sparrowhawk, red kite, red-legged partridge, feral pigeon, treecreeper.

Species
Code
From
Until
Location
No
Comments

Great Crested Grebe
gg
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Cormorant
ca
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Little Egret
et
01/01/20
North end
2

Great Egret
hw
01/01/20
PHP
1

Grey Heron
h
01/01/20
North end
3

Mute Swan
ms
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Greylag Goose
gj
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Canada Goose
cg
01/01/20
North end
30
+

Barnacle Goose
by
01/01/20
Field north of Diddington
10

Mallard
ma
01/01/20
North end
20
+

Gadwall
ga
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Wigeon
wn
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Teal
t
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Pintail
pt
01/01/20
PHP
9

Shoveler
sv
01/01/20
PHP
66

Tufted Duck
tu
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Pochard
po
01/01/20
WPHP
200
~

Goldeneye
gn
01/01/20
North end
60
20+ PHP, 40+ IP

Smew
sy
01/01/20
PHP
3
male + 2 redheads

Buzzard
bz
01/01/20
North end
2

Kestrel
k
01/01/20
North end
4

Pheasant
ph
01/01/20
North end
3

Moorhen
mh
01/01/20
North end
4

Coot
co
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Lapwing
l
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Black-headed Gull
bh
01/01/20
North end
100
+

Herring Gull
hg
01/01/20
North end
2

Lesser Black-backed Gull
lb
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Common Gull
cm
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Great Black-backed Gull
gb
01/01/20
North end
3

Stock Dove
sd
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Woodpigeon
wp
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Collared Dove
cd
01/01/20
Diddington
2

Barn Owl
bo
01/01/20
Broughton Lodge
1

Kingfisher
kf
01/01/20
PHP
1

Green Woodpecker
g
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Great Spotted Woodpecker
gs
01/01/20
North end
5
+

Skylark
s
01/01/20
North end
1

Meadow Pipit
mp
01/01/20
North end
3

Grey Wagtail
gl
01/01/20
Stirtloe sewage works
1

Pied Wagtail
pw
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Dunnock
d
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Robin
r
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Stonechat
sc
01/01/20
NW of DP
2
a pair

Wren
wr
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Blackbird
b
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Fieldfare
ff
01/01/20
North end
5
+

Song Thrush
st
01/01/20
North end
5
+

Redwing
re
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Mistle Thrush
m
01/01/20
Thornton Estate
1

Chiffchaff
cc
01/01/20
Stirtloe sewage works
1

Goldcrest
gc
01/01/20
North end
1

Long-tailed Tit
lt
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Coal Tit
ct
01/01/20
Thornton Estate
1

Blue Tit
bt
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Great Tit
gt
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Jay
j
01/01/20
North end
1

Magpie
mg
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Rook
ro
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Carrion Crow
c
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Jackdaw
jd
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Raven
rn
01/01/20
South end
1

Song Thrush
st
01/01/20
North end
10
+

House Sparrow
hs
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Chaffinch
ch
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Greenfinch
gr
01/01/20
North end
2

Goldfinch
go
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Linnet
li
01/01/20
North end
2

Bullfinch
bf
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Reed Bunting
rb
01/01/20
North end
10
+

Yellowhammer
y
01/01/20
North end
50
+

Scaup
sp
01/01/20
PHP
1
female

Meadow pipit
January 2nd: (VC) Squirrel, blackbird, blue tit, dunnock, great tit, sparrow. Rats. Flock of long-tailed tits.
Chiffchaff.
Gadwall x 95, mallard x 23, goldeneye x 31, pochard x 2, wigeon x 210, tufted duck x 315, shoveler x 4, teal x 5, mute swan x 6, great-crested grebe x 6, common gull x 42, rook, goldcrest, l-b-b gull, kestrel, buzzard x 2, red kite x 2, green sandpiper, moorhen, coot x 36, reed bunting x 6, wren, bullfinch x 4, redwing x 14, l-t tit, heron, green woodpecker, dunnock, woodpigeon, jackdaw, robin, blackbird, magpie, goldfinch, great tit, blue tit. (38 spp. Terry Brown.)
Elusive but noisy: Cetti's warbler.
January 6th: Mallard x 38, tufted duck x 440, wigeon x 317, shoveler x 3, gadwall x 126, teal x 4, great white egret, little egret, woodpigeon, mute swan x 90, blackbird, cormorant x 20, great tit, blue tit, crow, robin, jackdaw, moorhen greylag goose x 64, g-s woodpecker, green woodpecker, coot x 31, b-h gull x 248, redwing x 6, magpie, sparrowhawk, l-t tit, bullfinch, linnet, yellowhammer x 12, reed bunting, g-c grebe x10, fieldfare x 2, dunnock, goldeneye x 36, common gull x 15, heron, chaffinch. (38 spp, Terry Brown)
Long-tailed tit.

January 7th: (Stirtloe Sewage works, just north of Paxton Pits). Chiff chaff x 3 or 4, goldcrest x 2, wren x 2, Cetti's warbler. Red -head smew from pumphouse road. (JAS)

January 10th: (Stirtloe sewage works) Siberian chiffchaff, long tailed tits, meadow pipits, 30 + pied wagtails, starlings singing, wren, dunnock, robin, b-h gulls, chiffchaffs, reed buntings, goldcrests.

Siberian chiffchaff.
January 12th: Collared dove, robin, dunnock, great tit, lesser redpoll,wren, Goldeneye, scaup?
Otter from the Kingfisher Hide near tern rafts.

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