July 2014

Stop Press! Thanks to Paul et al for updates during July – August already!

30/07/2014 1 avocet, 2 common terns, 2 whimbrel, 2 flocks of common scoter totalling 80 birds.

28/07/2014 (Simon) – Marsh harrier, peregrine, sandwich tern, 11 little egret. (Roy) – 27 sanderling, 11,000 black headed gulls, 9 little gull, 2 med gull and an adult yellow legged gull.

26/07/2014 2 Wheatear, 400 black tailed godwit, 12 small red-eyed damselfly.

20/07/2014 3 common sandpiper, 1 common tern.

paul common blue peacock

Jul 2014 - PaulM

Jul 2014 – PaulM

Green Sandpiper - Jul 2014 - PaulM

Green Sandpiper – Jul 2014 – PaulM

27th July 2014 – 4 avocet, garden warbler (3rd in 10 years!), little egret, common tern. small red-eyed damselfly, 3 emerald damselfly

Emerald damselfly - Jul 2014 - PeterM

Emerald damselfly – Jul 2014 – PeterM

Emerald damselfly - Jul 2014 - PeterM

Emerald damselfly – Jul 2014 – PeterM

26th July 2014 – Marsh harrier, 3000+ black-headed gull, 1 little gull, sandwich tern, 4 common tern, 2 green sandpiper, greenshank, 4 whimbrel, turnstone. Emerald damselfly

Reed warbler - Jul 2014 - Paul M

Reed warbler – Jul 2014 – Paul M

20th July 2014 – little egret, 164 black-tailed godwit, buzzard, yellow wagtail, reed warblers calling around pond and ditches. Small red-eyed damselfly on pond.

Spot the Little Egret! Jul 2014 - Paul M

Spot the Little Egret!
Jul 2014 – Paul M

18th July 2014 – from Simon – adult Mediterranean Gull from lighthouse, 929 black-tailed godwit,148 bar-tailed godwit, 2 knot, 2000 golden plover, 18 grey plover, juv peregrine, 3 grey partridge, 5 little egret  2 whimbrel. Black-tailed skimmer on pond.

14th July 2014 – Little egret, 1 knot, 1 common sandpiper, a grey seal and 60+ swift past.

12th July 2014wheatear near hide, sandwich tern on river, also 3 little egret, 2 avocet, singing chiffchaff, reed warbler, yellow wagtail and full summer plumage black tailed godwits. Small skipper, large skipper, ringlet, tortoiseshell. Evening update from Simon – 942 black-tailed godwit, 10 bar-tailed godwit, knot, 26 avocet, 1,000+ golden plover, 2 snipe, 5 little egret. Painted lady, black-tailed skimmer and 5 emperor dragonfly.

Small skipper - Jul 2014 - PaulM

Small skipper – Jul 2014 – PaulM

8th July 2014– 3 summer plumage little gulls feeding off lighthouses on river, also little egret, 4 avocet, singing chiffchaff and black tailed godwits.

porpoise

6th July 2014 – from lighthouse 1 2nd summer med gull, 1 full adult med gull east along river, 51 black -tailed godwit, 2 bar-tailed godwit, 40 swifts. Update from Simon11 little gull, 24 avocet, 3 whimbrel, 5 knot, 2 grey plover, 340 golden plover, 281 black-tailed godwit, 57 bar-tailed godwit, 340 swift going east in 3 hours, chiff chaff, little egret, 3 grey heron

5th July 2014 – from Paul – porpoise close to riverbank near main car park (pictures to follow), 1 2nd summer Mediterranean gull, little egret, small skipper, gate keeper. Red Arrows!

red arrows

4th July 2014from Paul – chiff chaff, small skipper, gatekeeper. Update from Simon – 44 little gull, 1 Mediterranean gull, 131 black-tailed godwit, 9 avocet, 2 little egret, pintail, 1 common lizard. Emperor dragonfly, common blue azure and blue-tailed dragonfly, common darter.

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