Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Monday, 2 August 2010

First reasonable fall of early autumn passage migrants - and first SEDGE WARBLER


An evening visit in the hope of a Hobby. Calm conditions and an abundance of insect life saw the first real arrival of passage migrants to the lake including the first SEDGE WARBLER of the year in the Recording Area.........

GREAT CRESTED GREBE (3 birds still present, one of which is a first-winter)
Grey Heron (3 fishing in the shallows around the island)
Mute Swan (all 5 birds present - the resident pair and the three young from last summer)
MANDARIN DUCK (juvenile swam from the west end to the island)
GADWALL (5 noted)
Tufted Duck (female with 4 growing duicklings)
Coot (90+)
Moorhen (9+)
Red Kite (2 juveniles hanging around the cricket field)
Common Kestrel (1)
Stock Dove (2)
Green Woodpecker (1)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
Grey Wagtail (1 at the waterfall)
European Barn Swallow (5 flycatching low over the surface)
Common Blackbird (3)
Song Thrush (1)
Mistle Thrush (6)
SEDGE WARBLER (fresh juvenile showing well in the Sallows)
Common Chiffchaff (at least 25 present in the Sallows - mainly juveniles)
WILLOW WARBLER (5 bright juveniles present in the Sallows)
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (adult and two juveniles flycatching from the Sallows at the west end of the lake)
Blue Tit (6)
Long-tailed Tit (12)
Carrion Crow (4)

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