Author Archives: Tim Sexey

Wed 9 October 2019

Juv Mute Swans, drake Pochard, Common Sand on the dam wall still, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 10 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs.

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Tues 8 October 2019

3 Mute Swans, 210 Greylags & 36 Canadas, 8 Gadwall, a Shoveler, 50 Tufteds, 38 Cormorants, 13 GCGrebes, male Peregrine, a late Common Sandpiper on the dam wall ( and yes, I checked it), ad Yellow-l-Gull, 3 Common Gulls, 12 … Continue reading

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Mon 7 October 2019

Female Garganey, 3 Shoveler, two male Goshawks, 2/3 Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 4 Common Gulls SW, c5 Swallows, 20+ House Martins, 7 Skylarks W, 381 Redwings SW/W, 7 Fieldfares W, single Rock Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap.

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Sun 6 October 2019

3 Pintail, 3 Wigeon, 2 drake Pochard, juv male Goshawk, a Raven, 7 Swallows and the Rock Pipit still.

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Sat 5 October 2019

The female Garganey still present along with 4 Shoveler, a drake Pochard and, later in the day, 4 Pintail. Also the year’s first Rock Pipit (no. 152), male Peregrine, 11 Common Gulls, 2 Swallows and 33 House Martins.

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Fri 4 October 2019

c30 Redwings on the Sailing Club were eclipsed by 845 that flew west at Highoredish in one hour 10-1100. Also a Peregrine at the res.

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Thurs 3 October 2019

A Great White Egret at the res again, seen in flight only. Vis-mig at Highoredish was varied if unspectacular; 127 Mipits, 86 Chaffinches, 43 Goldfinches, 32 Swallows, 34 Redwings, 28 Pied Wags, 26 Siskins, 12 Redpolls, 72 Linnets, 3 Reed … Continue reading

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Wed 2 October 2019

Ad Yellow-l-Gull, 4 Chiffchaffs, c200 House Martins, single Kingfisher & Willow Tit. Main interest was in visible migration; 6 Redpolls, 36 M.Pipits, 2 Greenfinches, 5 Pied Wags, 13 Chaffinches, 3 House Martins, 24 Swallows, 3 Goldfinches, 2 Song Thrushes, 8 … Continue reading

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Tues 1 October 2019

245 Greylags, 15 Mandarins, 3 Wigeon, an early drake Goldeneye, 4 Snipe, 2 male Sparrowhawks (adult with prey & juvenile), ad Yellow-l-Gull, 2 Kingfishers, 68 House Martins, 2 Swallows, Willow Tit, Skylark, 4 Chiffchaffs, male Blackcap and a flyover Redpoll.

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Mon 30 September 2019

The female Garganey still present, Great White Egret also and the juvenile male Goshawk was seen again. Also ad Yellow-l-Gull, 2 Kingfishers, 1 Grey Wag & 4 Chiffchaffs. Vis- mig was interesting and varied with 630 Meadow Pipits, 32 House … Continue reading

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