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August 2016 Diary
Sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Mon 1st No records
Tues 2nd No records
Wed 3rd No records
Thurs 4th No records
Fri 5th No records
Sat 6th The Little Ringed Plover juvenile was flying strongly and has not been seen since (GR).
Sun 7th No records
Mon 8th No records
Tues 9th No records
Wed 10th No records
Thurs 11th No records
Fri 12th No records
Sat 13th A Common Sandpiper, 2 (adult,juv) Grey Wagtails, a juvenile Whitethroat and singing  Willow Warbler were noted and the pair of Great Crested Grebes in Fly Bay had 5 chicks and the pair near the Waterski Club had 2  (PW).
Sun 14th No records
Mon 15th A Redstart was on Cuckoo Bank (GR).
Tues 16th On Cuckoo Bank there were 6 (5 juvs) Grey Partridges (GR).
Wed 17th No records
Thurs 18th No records
Fri 19th
The monthly WeBS count in the rain produced 81 Mute Swans, 58 Canada Geese, 155 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 122 Tufted Ducks (including a duck with two downy young), 1 Grey Heron, 45 Great Crested Grebes (13 pairs with 20 well grown young), 1 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhens, 385 Coot, 38 Lapwings and a Kingfisher. 4 Ravens were soaring over the by-pass and a Spotted Flycatcher was present. Conditions appeared good for Black Tern passage but I had to leave before they started to appear at other local sites (GE).
  Grazing by cattle is to manage the heathland but their 'pats' actually threaten the existance of the Round-leaved Sundews, one of the heath's rarest plants (GE).
Sat 20th No records
Sun 21st No records
Mon 22nd No records
Tues 23rd No records
Wed 24th No records
Thurs 25th No records
Fri 26th
A Common Lizard was on the boardwalk near the Sailing Club (CS).
Sat 27th No records
Sun 28th No records
Mon 29th No records
Tues 30th No records
Wed 31st A Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper were present (GR, PW).