18 October 2015

Ashton Keynes:  A flock of 16 Fieldfares flew NW over the house this morning and there was a Chiffchaff calling in a hedge in the next garden.  Also present 2 Mistle Thrushes, a species we don’t see here very often these days.     Yesterday a Raven over Ashton Keynes Millenium Green.   John Grearson

Otter (Dave Dunn)

Otter (Dave Dunn)

Lower Moor:    Otter from hide 1 and Kingfisher from Hide 2 this afternoon.  Dave Dunn.

CWP 68a:   4 Red necked Grebe.  50+ Siskin over.    Ian Searle.

Kent End:  Chiffchaff by metal gate. Ian Searle

85 golden plover over Latton  Dave Kilbey

Shorncote: 

85 b:   Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck, Cetti’s Warbler, Kingfisher, 2 Mallard.   Mark Lang.

85A:  40 Gadwall, 40 Wigeon, 5 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 10 Coot.  Mark Lang.

84:   4 Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 20 Teal, 13 Mallard, 4 Shelduck, Sparrowhawk.   Mark Lang.

Excerpts from todays WeBS counts:

Cetti’s Warbler at CWP 43, 65 and 57   Nigel Birch

CWP 41: 24 Gt Crested Grebe; 88 Gadwall; 32 Shoveler    Nigel Birch

CWP 44: Raven    Nigel Birch

CWP 46: Male Mandarin Duck   Nigel Birch

CWP 48: Chiffchaff    Nigel Birch

CWP 58: 10 Siskin    Nigel Birch

CWP 29:  13 Mute swan, 76 coot, 153 tufted duck, 7 great crested grebe, 5 little grebe, 17 cormorant, 4 moorhen, 4 pochard, grey heron, 17 mallard, 18 wigeon.    Nick Adams

CWP 35: 2 Cormorant, 2 great crested grebe, 3 coot, 4 mallard, 2 tufted duck.    Nick Adams

CWP 37:  21 Coot, kingfisher, 74 tufted duck, 15 mallard, 7 moorhen, 4 common gull, grey heron, 12 black-headed gull, 9 great crested grebe.    Nick Adams

CWP 38:  Grey heron, great crested grebe.    Nick Adams

CWP 30:  38 Pochard, 18 Red crested pochard, 9 coot, 3 great crested grebe, 14 cormorant, 9 tufted duck, 2 black-headed gull.    Nick Adams

CWP 28a:  3 Moorhen, 10 shoveler, grey heron, 4 coot.    Nick Adams

CWP 28: 29 Mallard, coot.     Nick Adams

CWP 82:    41 Red Crested Pochard   Ian Searle

CWP 114: 83 Red-crested Pochard    John Durell

CWP 116: 2 Egyptian Geese, 17 Wigeon    John Durell

CWP 125: 14 Red-crested Pochard    John Durell

CWP 126: 10 Shoveler    John Durell

WeBS count from Cleveland Lakes (68a/b and 74):  41 Gadwall, 14 black-headed gull, 3 lesser black-backed gull, 2 little grebe, 2 kingfisher, 39 teal 1 goldeneye, 63 great crested grebe, 760 wigeon, 13 moorhen, 321 coot, 42 mallard, 13 cormorant, 3 grey heron, 103 mute swan, 96 tufted duck, 4 little egret, 15 red crested pochard, 1 herring gull, 1 water rail, 6 curlew, 13 shoveler, 24 pochard, 6 green sandpiper and 3 black-tailed godwit.   Also birds migrating over – 11 swallow, rock pipit, 2 brambling, 12 siskin, 2 lesser redpoll plus skylark, redwing, fieldfare and meadow pipit.  Nick Adams

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