The second of the Nightjar trips was possibly even more successful than the first. 8 members met up on the most perfect of evenings, warm and with the gentlest of breezes. The group were so determined to beat the previous group’s 42 species, that the recorder found himself having to delete entries such as albatross. This time the highlights of the evening were a distant view of a kingfisher, a linnet, frequent sightings of woodcock, often silhouetted against the setting sun, a single sighting of a barn owl which flew very close and sightings of one or more nightjars. In comparison to the June visit, there was far less churring (and 2 males only distinguished) but we had 4-5 good sightings of the bird in flight. Just as we were leaving, the evening was made extra special when a tawny owl flew right over our heads.
- Thurs 6 August 2020
2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Mandarins, 6 Teal, 155 Tufteds, a Little Egret, 10 Little Grebes, an Oystercatcher, 8 LRPlovers, 2 Common Sands, ad & juv Yellow-l-Gull, 2 Common Terns, c10 Swifts, 1 Willow Tit, 13 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Siskins.
- Wed 5 August 2020
2 Egyptian Geese, 11 Teal, a record 171 Tufted Ducks, 26 GCGrebes, singles of Hobby, Kestrel & Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 LRPlover chicks at least, 2 Common Sands, ad Yellow-l-Gull, c130 LBBGulls, 5+ Herring Gulls, c60 Swifts blogging about the general area while 274 went south over Highoredish between 11-1200, a Raven, 12 Chiffchaffs, 1 […]
- 27/12/19 News
MAM TOR The Snow Bunting still present on Dec 25th. CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT The Black Necked Grebe still present on Dec 26th. On Dec 24th 2 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 8 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 104 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 250 Coot and single Common and Herring Gulls. […]