During the morning there were 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 9 Goldeneye, 160 Sand Martins, 1-2 Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Buzzards and a Raven (GE).On Cuckoo Bank there were 11 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, Swallow, a Wheatear, Raven, 2 Buzzards, 14 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Yellowhammers and a Muntjac (GH).
At dusk there were 3 Oystercatchers and 4 Noctules were over the west shore.On Cuckoo Bank there were 5 Willow Warblers, 11 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 2 Red-legged Partridges and a Raven (GH).
|Mon 3rd||On Cuckoo Bank there were 9 Willow Warblers, 4 Yellowhammers and a Green Woodpecker (GH).|
|Tues 4th||Three Shelducks flew over during the morning (GR). A White Wagtail (GE), 3 Little Ringed Plovers and 5 singing Willow Warblers were present.|
Around 70 Sand Martins, a House Martin, 2 Swallows and a White Wagtail were present (GH).On Cuckoo Bank there were 16 Golden Plovers, 2 pairs of Yellowhammers (GR) and an early Grasshopper Warbler (DO).
|Thurs 6th||No records|
|Fri 7th||No records|
|Sat 8th||No records|
|Sun 9th||No records|
|Mon 10th||No records|
Black-necked Grebe and
White Wagtail were present (PJ). Several hundred Sand Martins, 2
Swallows and a House Martin were also seen (CM).
A thorough coverage of the site produced a remarkable count of 123 singing Willow Warblers, 24 Blackcaps, 34 Chiffchaffs, 3 White Wagtails, single Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and Common Sandpiper (PJ), 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers and around 250 Sand Martins (ICW).A Wheatear was on Cuckoo Bank (GH).
A Redstart was present near the pylons (GR).On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Wheatears in the ploughed field opposite Bradshaw’s (GH).
A Whimbrel was briefly on the Sailing Shore during the early morning (NS). Three Common Terns, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, an Oystercatcher and a Grasshopper Warbler were present. A Treecreeper was at Norton Bog and the local heronry has three nests (PJ, IW).
A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the Raceway Heath. Three Common Terns, 3 Common Sandpipers, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Grey Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroats and a Greylag Goose were present (PJ, PW) along with a Ringed Plover, a Raven, 500 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows and a pair of Willow Tits (GE).On Cuckoo Bank a Cuckoo was present (GH).
A Little Ringed Plover was present (PW)
On Cuckoo Bank there were 3 Wheatears and a Grasshopper Warbler (GH).
The odd Chiffchaff was again present and persistently calling. In dull light
it appeared brown but some olive evident in brighter light. It is paired
with a typical Chiffchaff and was seen nest building (per GE). Also present were
2 Common Terns, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common
Sandpipers, a White Wagtail and a
On Cuckoo Bank there were 7 singing Yellowhammers, a female Redstart, 2 Wheatears, a Cuckoo and a Fieldfare.
The Chiffchaff continued calling its monosyllabic tristis-like peep as it collected nesting material but no further plumage detail was obtained (GE). Three Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher, 4 Common Terns, a singing Willow Tit, a Cuckoo, 2 Ravens, 3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk, 89 Tufted Ducks, a Greylag Goose, 4 singing Whitethroats and 2 singing Reed Warblers were amongst at least 63 species recorded (GE).
On Cuckoo Bank there were 4 Grasshopper Warblers, a Tree Pipit (PJ), Redstart and Cuckoo (GH).
|Sat 22nd||A Whimbrel was heard over Cuckoo Bank (MY).|