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September 2016 Diary
Sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Thurs 1st The Greenshank was still present (PW).
Fri 2nd No records
Sat 3rd The Greenshank and juvenile Ringed Plover were present (PW, NS, GR).
Sun 4th No records
Mon 5th The Greenshank and a Ringed Plover were seen (GR).
Tues 6th Ten drake Common Scoters were present during the afternoon but were disturbed several times by boats and they departed at around 18:00 (GR, PW).
  Common Scoters (P.Ward)  
Wed 7th In Anglesey Basin there was a Willow Tit, several Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs and the terrapin was in the canal. 120 Goldfinches were present and 311 Tufted Ducks and 2 Pochard were counted (GE).
Thurs 8th An Oysteratcher and 4 'Comic' Terns were seen but there was no sign of any Black Terns despite an influx noted at Belvide and Blithfield today (PW).
Fri 9th No records
Sat 10th No records
Sun 11th No records
Mon 12th No records
Tues 13th No records
Wed 14th Two Sandwich Terns were present (PW).
Thurs 15th In Anglesey Basin there were Migrant and Brown Hawkers, Common Darters and Emerald and Common Blue Damselflies. A Grey Wagtail and the terrapin were also present (GE).
At Stubber's Green there was an adult Yellow-legged Gull (GE).
Fri 16th Four Grey Wagtails, a Cormorant and 25 Lapwings were present (GR, GE).
Sat 17th No records
Sun 18th No records
Mon 19th A Common Sandpiper and 2 Grey Wagtails were on the dam (GE).
Tues 20th
The monthly WeBS count produced 86 Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese, 149 Mallard, 5 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 455 Tufted Ducks, 1 Pochard, 2 Grey Herons, 31 Moorhens, 687 Coot, 56 Lapwings and a Kingfisher. Also present were 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Wheatears, 6 Swallows, 36 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Treecreeper, 90 Goldfinches, 4 Grey Wagtails, 22 Meadow Pipits, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, 4 Buzzards, 10 Jays, 2 Ravens and a Willow Tit. 12 Red Deer were seen and several Migrant Hawkers, Common Darters, Speckled Woods and a Red Admiral were on the wing (GE).
  The North Marsh has been badly damaged by cattle and deer trampling. No Keeled Skimmers have been seen this year and no Round-leaved Wintergreens could be found (GE).
Wed 21st No records
Thurs 22nd No records
Fri 23rd No records
Sat 24th No records
Sun 25th No records
Mon 26th No records
Tues 27th No records
Wed 28th No records
Thurs 29th No records
Fri 30th No records