April 2017

hare

‘X’ Rated Hares! – Simon

 

wheatear

Wheatear – Simon

Sunday 30th April  – Simon516 arctic tern, 70 common tern, 18 commic tern, 76 black tern, 2 sandwich tern, all east. 22 whimbrel, 35 bar-tailed godwit, 8 knot, 1 shag, 8 common scoter, 1 yellow wagtail, 1 wheatear, 3 redwing at fort and 2 fieldfare east.

sandwich tern

Sandwich Tern – Simon

common and black tern

Common & Black Terns – Simon

common tern

Common tern – Simon

black tern

Black Tern – Simon

Saturday 29th April – Simon – 3 arctic tern, 11 commic tern, yellow-legged gull, 5 whimbrel, common sandpiper, 18 black-tailed godwit, 4 bar-tailed godwit, 3 snipe, 1 common scoter, 4 yellow wagtail, 3 wheatear, 2 willow warbler. Grey seal, weasel

Friday 28th April – Simon – 1 great-crested grebe, 6 common scoter, 1 yellow-legged gull, 3 whimbrel, 1 short-eared owl, 2 yellow wagtail, 5 wheatear, male bullfinch at fort.

Saturday 22nd April – 2 singing common whitethroat, 8 swallow, 2 blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, good views of a short eared owl over main stray, singing reed warbler, singing sedge warbler, 2 little egret, 2 whimbrel. update from Simon – 2 yellow wagtail, 1 house martin, 2 cuckoo, 2 tree sparrow,

crow stock dove

Crow & Stock Dove – Paul M

Tuesday 18th April – Paul – 2 little egret, common buzzard and hunting barn owl.

kestrel goldfinch

Kestrel & Goldfinch – Paul M

 

linnet dunnock

Dunnock & Linnet – Paul M

 

Monday 17th – peregrine, short-eared owl, c500 grey plover from hide, 3 little egret, 5 swallow, cuckoo calling near farm, single singing common whitethroat, tawny owl in flight behind the church.

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Short-eared owl – Peter M

Saturday 15th – Simon – 2 wheatear, 1 white wagtail, 1 brambling, 3 swallow, 3 whimbrel, 21 knot, 90 bar-tailed godwit, c1,000 grey plover, 1 painted lady

Friday 14th April – Paul –  Single swallow, 4 sand martin, marsh harrier, a single brambling, kingfisher feeding on small pond, peregrine, whimbrel and 2 porpoise.

Thursday 13th – Simon – 1 white wagtail, 1 swallow, 2 canada goose, 1 willow warbler, 1 painted lady, 1 speckled wood

white wagtail

White Wagtail – Simon

reed bunt

Reed Bunting – Simon

Sunday 9th – 3 chiffchaff, bullfinch, willow warbler, blackcap, little egret, heron pied wagtail, 2 greater-spotted woodpecker – Simon – 12 sandwich tern

linnet 09'04'17

Linnet – Peter M

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Greater-spotted woodpecker – Peter M

Friday 7th – Simon – 2 swallow, 1 chiffchaff, 3 blackcap, 1 avocet, 3 short-eared owl east of hide

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Short-eared owl – Simon

Monday 3rd – Paul – Singing chiffchaff and blackcap, a small flock of redwing, distant marsh harrier and a little egret.

Sunday 2nd – Paul – A single goldcrest, 2 singing blackcap, several hundred grey plover, a single sand martin and a small flock of siskin over.

Saturday 1st -Paul – 40+ redwing around, 7 mute swans along river, distant common buzzard and marsh harriers, 15 turnstone, a single sand martin passed, singing blackcap and close views of a short eared owl.

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