August 2014

31st August 2014 – little egret, 2 grey heron, 20+ ringed plover, dunlin, bar & black tailed godwit, grey plover and 20 golden plover over. Good numbers of hirundines though reduced numbers from yesterday, mostly house martin and swallow with one swift. Sparrowhawk attacking mixed finch flock in corner of first field. Willow warbler, spotted flycatcher in bushes near Fort Paull along with 2 lesser whitethroat, 3 whitethroat, blackcap and coal tit in fir trees. Migrant hawker, speckled wood, red admiral and tortoiseshell.

spot fly

30th August 2014 – Mediterranean gull, ruff, 3 little egret, greenshank, whimbrel, buzzard, marsh harrier, hobby chasing hirundines over paddock and then over strays. 200+ hirundines mostly house martin and swallow with at least one sand martin – no swifts, great spotted woodpecker. Kingfisher seen on car park pond. 5+ migrant hawker & 6 speckled wood. Update from Simon – in addition to above – 1 grey wagtail, 5 yellow wagtail and porpoise off lighthouses.

0991 migrant hawker 30'08'14

27th August 2014 – records from Roy & Eric – little gull, Mediterranean gull, sandwich tern, 4 common tern and a ruff. Also seen were, 11 turnstone, black & bar tailed godwit, little egret, another Mediterranean gull past along river, 1 willow warbler

25th August 2014 – 2 little egret, 6 turnstone, small numbers of bar tailed and black tailed godwit, 6 knot, swifts, swallows and house martin still present, yellow wagtail, great spotted woodpecker

01 starling comp

24th August 2014 – 2 little egret, avocet on strays. 11 mistle thrush in stubble field near car park. Song thrush, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, blackcap. Lots of red admirals and 4 speckled wood around paddock

Blackcap - Aug 2014 - Paul M
Blackcap – Aug 2014 – Paul M

 

Swallow - Aug 2014 - Paul M

Swallow – Aug 2014 – Paul M

 

 

 

 

 

 

23rd August 2014 – adult winter little ringed plover on main stray, 2 coal tit, 3 little egret, 2 wheatear, whinchat, marsh harrier, common buzzard, greenshank, green sandpiper, 2 lesser whitethroat, garden warbler, 4 blackcap

Sunset - Aug 2014 - Paul M

Sunset – Aug 2014 – Paul M

22nd August 2014 – lesser whitethroat, blackcap, willow warbler, 3 turnstone

Update from Paul M:
16/8/2014 – Juv sanderling, 3 common swift, 2 ruff, 2 greenshank
Paul M

Paul M

15/8/2014 – 2 common buzzard, 11 little egret, 5 greenshank, whinchat, 3 willow warbler, 2 common sandpiper. 

Paul M

Paul M

Paul M

Paul M

14/8/2014 – 12 little egret, willow warbler(singing), 3 greenshank, sedge warbler, 2 wheatear, whinchat, 2 marsh harrier, 30+ yellow wagtail, 240 black tailed godwit, 2 lapwing.
Wall brown - Aug 2014 - Paul M

Wall brown – Aug 2014 – Paul M

Whinchat - Aug 2014 - Paul M

Whinchat – Aug 2014 – Paul M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/8/2014 – 10 little egret, 3 wheatear. 

12/8/2014 – 4 whimbrel, 2 green sandpiper.

9/8/2014 – 5 little egret, 3 common sandpiper. 3 turnstone.

Starling - Aug 2014 - PeterM

Starling – Aug 2014 – PeterM

Swallow - Aug 2014 - PeterM

Swallow – Aug 2014 – PeterM

Swallow - Aug 2014 - PeterM

Swallow – Aug 2014 – PeterM

 

Sunset - PaulM

Sunset – PaulM

Small red-eyed damselfly - Aug 2014 - PaulM

Small red-eyed damselfly – Aug 2014 – PaulM

Great diving beetle - Aug 2014 - PaulM

Great diving beetle – Aug 2014 – PaulM

3rd August 2014 – from lighthouses – 2 little egret. 15+ small red-eyed damselfly and common darter at car park pond. A great diving beetle was netted and released by a young lad fishing for sticklebacks.

0984b small red eyed damselfly 03'08'14

2nd August 2014 – from hide – 31 common scoter + one solitary bird, 13 common tern, common sandpiper, 150+ swift over farmland, 4 little egret, reed warbler, yellow wagtail, good numbers of distant waders from hide including: knot, dunlin, grey plover, golden plover, ringed plover, whimbrel, curlew, redshank and oystercatcher. Update from Simon at lighthouses – 3 whimbrel, 20 bar-tailed godwit, 11 black-tailed godwit, 26 knot, 6 common sandpiper, 51 common scoter, 2 little egret and 2 porpoise off fisherman’s car park.

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