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July 2016 Diary
Sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Fri 1st No records
Sat 2nd No records
Sun 3rd The Little Ringed Plover is still present (KW).
Mon 4th The Little Ringed Plover is still present and 4 Oystercatchers flew in (KW).

Oystercatchers (KW)
Tues 5th The Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatchers and 12 Common Terns were present (PW).
Wed 6th Against all the odds, the Little Ringed Plovers have managed to hatch three chicks on the Sailing Club's new car park. Six Common Terns were also present (PW).
Thurs 7th The Little Ringed Plovers are still with 3 chicks and defending them well against a local Magpie with injury feigning tactics. An Oystercatcher and 16 Common Terns were also present and 54 Tufted Ducks were on the Swag (GE, PW, GR). A Common Sandpiper was also present (JHu).
Fri 8th It is now clear that there are four Little Ringed Plover chicks (PW).
Sat 9th The four Little Ringed Plover chick continue to survive (PW).
Sun 10th No records.
Mon 11th Four Little Ringed Plover chicks are still present along with around 6 Common Terns (PW).
Tues 12th The Little Ringed Plover brood now appears to be down to three (PW).
Wed 13th The pair of Little Ringed Plovers with 3 chicks were still present along with an Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper and 12 Common Terns (PW).
Thurs 14th
Only two Little Ringed Plover chicks were seen (KW).
Fri 15th No records
Sat 16th The Little Ringed Plovers still have 3 surviving chicks (PW).
Sun 17th No records
Mon 18th 2 Little Ringed Plovers with 3 young and 10 Common Terns were present. Blue-tailed, Common Blue, Emerald and Red-eyed Damselflies were on the wing along with Brown Hawker, Common Darter and Black-tailed Skimmers but there have been no signs of any Keeled Skimmers this year (GE).

The terrapin continues to bask in Anglesey Basin (GE).
Tues 19th No records
Wed 20th The monthly WeBS count totalled 76 Mute Swans, 21 Canada Geese, 103 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Pochard, 140 Tufted Ducks, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Moorhens, 262 Coot,13 Lapwings, 10 Common Terns and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (GE). Only one adult Little Ringed Plover and 2 juveniles were seen with the adult female and the other juvenile having disappeared. A Dunlin was also present (PW).
Thurs 21st A Dunlin was on the Sailing Shore (KW).
Fri 22nd The adult male Little Ringed Plover was with the 2 juveniles and 2 Oystercatchers were also present (PW).
Sat 23rd No records
Sun 24th No records
Mon 25th No records
Tues 26th No records
Wed 27th The adult and 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers were present along with a juvenile Ringed Plover (PW).
Thurs 28th No records
Fri 29th No records
Sat 30th
The adult male Little Ringed Plover was with one remaining juvenile. A Redshank and 2 (adult, juv) Common Terns were also present (KW, PW).
Juvenile Little Ringed Plover (KW)
Sun 31st The 2 (adult, juv) Little Ringed Plovers and 2 (adult, juv) Common Terns were present (PW).