2019 Records

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March

March 20th

1+ Red Kite, Nuthatch, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Goosander, 2 Peregrine and Sparrowhawk. (B Hazell T Marlow)

Oystercatchers and Long-tailed Tit---Bob Hazell---

March 19th

3 Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Shoveler, Raven, 2 Sparrowhawk and 10 Meadow Pipit. In the roost adult Med Gull. (D Edwards B Hazell T Marlow)

Tree Sparrow---Bob Hazell---

March 18th

Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 26 Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Raven and Jay. In the roost 1+ adult Kittiwake. (T Clermont B Hazell)

March 17th

8+ Goosander and 41 Goldeneye. (T Clermont T Marlow)

March 16th

In the roost 1+ adult Kittiwake and adult Med Gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

March 15th

Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander, 4+ Tree Sparrow and Raven. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull and 2 adult Med Gull. (D Edwards B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

March 14th

2 Oystercatcher, Goosander and 12+ Chiffchaff. (B Hazell)

March 13th

Goosander, Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher, Jay and 6+ Sand Martin. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and second winter Caspian Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

March 12th

16 Goosander, Peregrine and Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont T Marlow)

March 11th

2 Woodcock, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Tree Sparrow, 27 Goosander, Peregrine and Sparrowhawk. In the roost adult Iceland/Kumlienís Gull, adult Med Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (P Anastasi T Clermont D Edwards B Hazell T Marlow)

March 10th

2 Oystercatcher, 5+ Goosander and 5+ Sand Martin. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, adult Med Gull and 4+ Yellow-legged Gull. (G Ariss J Judge T Marlow)

March 9th

Little Egret and 4+ Goosander. In the roost adult Kumlienís Gull, adult Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull and 2+ adult Med gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

Kumlienís Gull---John Judge---

Mediterranean Gull---John Judge---

March 8th

2 Oystercatcher, 7 Goosander, 6+ Tree Sparrow, 2+ Grey Wagtail, 45+ Goldeneye and Sparrowhawk. (B Hazell A Marshall)

Great Black-backed Gull and Pheasant---Bob Hazell---

March 7th

Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher and Tree Sparrow. (B Hazell)

March 6th

2 Oystercatcher and 4 Tree Sparrow. (B Hazell)

March 5th

Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Tree Sparrow, 10 Goosander, Peregrine (took a Black-headed Gull) 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk and 4 Gadwall. In the roost adult Kumlienís Gull, adult Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell)

Glaucous Gull (video)---Theo de Clermont---

March 4th

Oystercatcher, 3 Tree Sparrow, 3 Goosander, 2 Shoveler and the first 2 Sand Martin of the year. (B Hazell)

March 3rd

No records for today.

March 2nd

3 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher and 7 Goosander. In the roost adult Kumlienís Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont J Judge G Phillipson T Marlow)

March 1st

Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, 4 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50+ Goldeneye, Yellow-legged Gull and small passage of Redwing. In the roost adult Iceland Gull. (B Hazell R Knightbridge T Marlow)

February

February 28th

 

2 Oystercatcher, 5+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Goosander, Grey Wagtail, 10 Shoveler, 2 Raven and small passage of Redwing. In the roost adult Iceland/Kumlienís Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

February 27th

 

Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, 29 Goosander, Grey Wagtail, 24+ Shoveler and 12 Goldeneye. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland/Kumlienís Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell G Hobbs P Hyde T Marlow S McAusland)

 

February 26th

 

2 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 19+ Goosander, Grey Wagtail, 21 Shoveler and 12 Goldeneye. In the roost adult (new bird) and juv Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland and adult Iceland/Kumlienís. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

Goldeneye---Bob Hazell---

 

 

February 25th

 

Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Raven, 6 Shoveler and 2 Wigeon. (B Hazell)

Grey Wagtail---Bob Hazell---

 

February 24th

 

Avocet, Ringed Plover, 7 Goosander, 5 Pochard, Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Kumlienís Gull, adult, second winter and juv/second winter (new bird) Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell J Judge K Smith T Marlow)

Kumlienís Gull and Iceland GullsóTheo de Clermont---

Avocet---Bob Hazell---

Avocet---Tim Marlow---

Chiffchaff---Kyle Smith---

 

 

February 23rd

 

3 Slavonian Grebe, 5+ Goosander, Shoveler and 2 Wigeon. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont S Haynes B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

Slavonian Grebes---Theo de Clermont---

Slavonian Grebes (video)---Theo de Clermont---

Slavonian Grebes---John Judge---

Slavonian Grebes---Tim Marlow---

 

 

February 22nd

 

11 Goosander, Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 34 Wigeon, 15 Teal, Raven and Jay. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull, adult Med Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (D Edwards B Hazell T Marlow)

 

February 21st

 

4 Goosander, Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk. In the roost adult Iceland Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3000+ Common Gull and 14000+ Black-headed Gull. (A Boddington T Clermont B Hazell P Hyde G Logue P Worthy)

Iceland Gull (video)---Theo de Clermont---

 

February 20th

 

Little Egret, 11 Goosander, Pochard, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail and 2 Raven. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult and second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

Oystercatcher---Bob Hazell---

 

February 19th

 

Oystercatcher, 19+ Goosander, Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 19 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail and 4+ Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult and second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

February 18th

 

2 Whooper Swan, Little Egret, 10 Goosander, Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, 2 Shoveler, 32 Wigeon, 18 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, Chiffchaff, c40 Meadow Pipit and Sparrowhawk. (C Butler P Harvey B Hazell J Kenny)

Goldeneye, Meadow Pipit and Raven---James Kenny---

 

February 17th

 

20 Goosander 5 Shoveler and 89 Wigeon. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, 2 Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid, 2+ adult Med Gull and leucistic first winter Common Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow)

 

February 16th

 

15 Goosander and Chiffchaff. In the roost 2 second winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, second winter Med Gull and 4+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont D Dedman J Judge A Long T Marlow I & R Sansom)

Glaucous Gull (video)---Ivan Sansom---

 

February 15th

 

Shelduck, 16+ Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Shoveler, 37 Wigeon and Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull, 2+ first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 5+ Yellow-legged Gull. (G Ariss A Boddington T Clermont B Duckhouse B Hazell J Judge S McAusland T Marlow)

Oystercatcher---Bob Hazell---

 

February 14th

 

Whooper Swan, 15 Goosander, Nuthatch, adult Med Gull (ringed) 3 Tree Sparrow, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Raven and c35 Meadow Pipit. In the roost 2 second winter and juv Glaucous Gull and second winter Iceland Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow D Morgan)

 

Whooper Swan---Tim Marlow---

Glaucous Gull---Dave Morgan---

Raven---Bob Hazell---

 

February 13th

 

12 Goosander, Pochard, 3 Raven, c180 Lapwing and 25 Stock Dove. In the roost two second winter Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, adult and first winter Caspian Gull, 2 adult Med Gull (also during the day) and Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell R Knightbridge T Marlow)

Mediterranean Gulls---Bob Hazell---

 

February 12th

 

23 Goosander, Pochard, 5 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Raven and Sparrowhawk. In the roost second winter and juv Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull, probable first winter Caspian Gull, 2 adult Med Gull, 1+ Yellow-legged Gull and leucistic Common Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

Glaucous Gull (video)---Theo de Clermont---

February 11th

 

Whooper Swan, 21 Goosander, 9 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 27 Wigeon and c60 Lapwing. In the roost adult, 2 second winter and juv Glaucous Gull, leucistic first winter Common Gull and adult leucistic Herring Gull. (T Clermont D Edwards B Hazell T Marlow)

Whooper Swan---Bob Hazell---

Glaucous Gulls and leucistic Common Gull---Theo de Clermont---

 

February 10th

 

No records for today.

 

February 9th

 

2 Little Egret, 29 Goosander, 3 Pochard, 4 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 20+ Gadwall, 20+ Siskin and Chiffchaff. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid and leucistic Herring Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow A Marshall)

 

February 8th

 

No records for today.

 

February 7th

 

Little Egret, 26 Goosander, 9 Pochard, Grey Wagtail, 30 Gadwall and Jay. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and second winter Yellow-legged Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Goldeneye---Bob Hazell---

 

February 6th

 

23 Goosander, 13 Pochard and 3 Grey Wagtail. In the roost second winter and juv Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull and leucistic Herring Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Glaucous Gull and Goosander---Bob Hazell---

 

February 5th

 

Whooper Swan, Little Egret, 14 Goosander, 18 Pochard, 4+ Tree Sparrow and 8 Redpoll. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull and second winter Iceland gull. (B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

 

Redpoll---Bob Hazell---

February 4th

 

Red Kite, Little Egret, 16 Goosander, 10 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail. In the roost two second winter and juv Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell R Knightbridge T Marlow)

 

Glaucous Gull---Theo de Clermont---

Mediterranean Gull---Bob Hazell---

 

February 3rd

 

Whooper Swan, 8+ Goosander, 3 Tree Sparrow, Peregrine and c84 Wigeon. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull, adult Med Gull and adult Yellow-legged gull. (G Ariss T Clermont K Donaghy J Judge T Marlow Owen E M Yapp)

 

February 2nd

 

Little Egret, 12+ Goosander. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and sub adult and first winter Caspian Gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

 

February 1st

 

Woodcock, 16 Goosander, 5+ Tree Sparrow, 23 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, adult and first winter Caspian Gull and first winter Yellow-legged Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January

January 31st

 

Little Egret, 40 Goosander, 5 Pochard, 77 Wigeon, Shoveler, Kingfisher, Snipe, Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff and 185+ Cormorant. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull, and adult Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January 30th

 

Little Egret, 10 Goosander, 6 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chiffchaff, Shoveler and 157+ Cormorant. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull. (B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

 

January 29th

 

11+ Goosander, 4 Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff and 149+ Cormorant. (B Hazell)

 

January 28th

 

Little Egret, 11+ Goosander, Tree Sparrow and 2 Chiffchaff. In the roost adult and two second winter Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January 27th

 

15+ Goosander, 2 Pochard, 5 Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull and adult and first winter Med Gull. (D Cox J Judge T Marlow)

 

January 26th

 

Ruff and 17+ Goosander. In the roost two second winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont J Judge)

 

Glaucous Gull (video)---Theo de Clermont---

Caspian Gull and Ruff---Theo de Clermont---

Glaucous Gull---John Judge---

 

January 25th

 

2 Little Egret, 14 Goosander, 3 Pochard and 3 Tree Sparrow. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull, probable second winter Iceland Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

 

Glaucous Gull---Theo de Clermont---

 

January 24th

 

Little Egret, Shelduck, 10 Goosander, 2 Pochard, Shoveler, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 12+ Siskin and 111+ Cormorant. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Little Grebe---Bob Hazell---

 

January 23rd

 

Little Egret, 20+ Goosander, 2 Pochard, Tree Sparrow, 3 Shoveler, 26 Wigeon and Raven. (B Hazell)

 

Bullfinch---Bob Hazell---

 

January 22nd

 

Little Egret, 9 Goosander, 2 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail and Raven. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January 21st

 

6 Whooper Swan, 12 Goosander, 2 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and 71 Wigeon. In the roost second winter Iceland Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Whooper Swans---Bob Hazell---

 

January 20th

 

18+ Goosander and 92 Wigeon. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont P Anastasi)

 

January 19th

 

14 Goosander. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull and second winter Iceland Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow)

 

January 18th

 

7 Goosander, 3 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven and 100+ Teal. In the roost 2 second winter Glaucous Gull and 2 Caspian Gull (sub adult and second winter) (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Teal---Bob Hazell---

January 17th

 

Little Egret, 9 Goosander, Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk and 54 Wigeon. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, sub adult and first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)

 

Mediterranean Gull---Theo de Clermont---

 

January 16th

 

No records for today.

 

January 15th

 

13 Goosander, 2 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk and 26 Lapwing. In the roost 2 juv Glaucous Gull (one new bird) and first winter Caspian Gull. (T Crawford B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January 14th

 

2 Little Egret, 13 Goosander, 3 Pochard, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, c100 Lapwing and Sparrowhawk. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull and first winter Caspian Gull. (B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

 

January 13th

 

21 Goosander. In the roost second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow)

 

Iceland Gull---Theo de Clermont---

 

January 12th

 

18+ Goosander, 6 Tree Sparrow, Pochard, 1+ Grey Wagtail and Peregrine. In the roost first and second winter Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow A Marshall)

 

January 11th

 

14 Goosander, 3 Tree Sparrow, Pochard, c60 Wigeon, Raven and 580+ Lapwing. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull, two first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (M Brewer T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow C Matthews)

 

 

January 10th

 

15+ Goosander, 4 Pochard, 2 Tree Sparrow, Chifchaff and 7 Golden Plover. In the roost adult (new bird) and second winter Glaucous Gull. (B Hazell T Marlow)

 

January 9th

 

10 Goosander, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Coal Tit and Goldcrest. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull and two Med Gull (adult and first winter) (B Hazell I Martindale T Marlow)

 

January 8th

 

12 Goosander, Pochard, 72 Wigeon, 3 Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail. (B Hazell)

 

January 7th

 

Little Egret, 25+ Goosander, Pochard, 4 Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 13 Gadwall, 25 Wigeon, 80 Teal, Raven and c300 Lapwing. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont D Edwards S Haynes B Hazell T Marlow K Yates)

 

January 6th

 

Little Egret and 10 Redpoll. In the roost juv Iceland Gull and adult Med Gull. (D Cox D Warner)

 

January 5th

 

9 Goosander, 2 Pochard and 70 Wigeon. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, juv Iceland Gull and adult Med Gull. (K Barnsley P Cox J Judge)

 

January 4th

 

2 Little Egret and 6+ Goosander. In the roost adult and second winter Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, 2 adult Med Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont F Cooper J Judge S Valentine)

 

Mediterranean Gull---Theo de Clermont---

 

January 3rd

 

Red-breasted Merganser, Little Egret, Shelduck, 9 Goosander, Shoveler and 54 Wigeon. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull. (T Clermont D Edwards J Judge T Marlow R Pountney)

 

Red-breasted Merganser and Glaucous Gull---Theo de Clermont---

January 2nd

 

4 Red-crested Pochard, c14 Goosander, 10 Pochard and 59 Wigeon. In the roost second winter Iceland Gull, 1+ first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont F Cooper S Halbert J Judge S Kimpton T Marlow)

 

Iceland Gull---Theo de Clermont---

January 1st

 

4 Red-crested Pochard, 9+ Goosander, Pochard, 9 Gadwall and 35+ Wigeon. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (45 species for the day see at a glance page) (N Barlow P Cashmore D Cox D Edwards P Hyde J Judge C Potter D Woodward)