Friday, 17 October 2014

Leith Hill and Coldharbour Lane, October 17th 2014

Leith Hill 07:00-11:25: Tower watch. Low cloud and poor visibility with F3-4 southwesterly.

Mute Swan 3
Pheasant Present
Sparrowhawk 2
Herring Gull 15
Stock Dove 3
Woodpigeon Present
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Rook Present
Carrion Crow Present
Raven 2
Goldcrest Present
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Marsh Tit 3
Long-tailed Tit Present
Chiffchaff 1
Nuthatch Present
Treecreeper 1
Wren Present
Ring Ouzel 9
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 3
Redwing 222
Robin Present
Dunnock Present
Pied/White Wagtail 4
Meadow Pipit 14
Brambling 3
Chaffinch Present
Bullfinch 1
Greenfinch 4
Linnet 2
Goldfinch 3
Siskin 9

Coldharbour Lane, Dorking 11:30

Red-legged Partridge 1

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sheepcote Valley, October 16th 2014 07:40-13:15

Largely clear with F2-3 easterly/southeasterly.

Ring Ouzel

Whinchat

Corn Bunting

Reed Bunting

Black-headed Gull Present
Herring Gull Present
Feral Pigeon Present
Woodpigeon Present
Collared Dove 2
Green Woodpecker 1
Kestrel 1
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Rook 2
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest 1
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Skylark 30
Swallow 20
Long-tailed Tit 13
Chiffchaff 10
Blackcap 1
Wren Present
Starling Present
Ring Ouzel 7
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 8
Robin Present
Whinchat 2
Stonechat 24
Dunnock Present
Pied/White Wagtail 6
Meadow Pipit 30
Chaffinch Present
Greenfinch 14
Linnet 12
Goldfinch 80
Yellowhammer                2
Reed Bunting 2
Corn Bunting 5

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sheepcote Valley, October 15th 2014 11:05-13:50

Overcast and occasionally spitting with F2 breeze coming roughly from the east.


Sparrowhawk 1
Black-headed Gull Present
Herring Gull Present
Feral Pigeon Present
Stock Dove 1
Woodpigeon Present
Green Woodpecker 1
Kestrel 1
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Skylark 8
Long-tailed Tit Present
Chiffchaff 7
Blackcap 1
Wren Present
Starling Present
Ring Ouzel 1
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 4
Robin Present
Whinchat 1
Stonechat 15
Dunnock Present
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied/White Wagtail 2
Meadow Pipit 20
Chaffinch Present
Greenfinch 5
Linnet 14
Goldfinch 90
Reed Bunting 1
Corn Bunting 1

Monday, 13 October 2014

Banstead Downs, October 13th 2014 13:40-16:15

Overcast with light drizzle, F2/3 southwesterly.

Black-headed Gull 2
Feral Pigeon Present
Woodpigeon Present
Green Woodpecker 2
Ring-necked Parakeet 47
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest 2
Firecrest 2
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Long-tailed Tit 30
Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 2
Wren Present
Starling 1
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 4
Robin Present
Chaffinch Present
Bullfinch 1
Greenfinch 1

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Mainland Shetland, October 9th 2014

A twitch that went wrong. It looked hopeful for the main target of Siberian Rubythroat and with additional news of White's Thrush and Lanceolated Warbler we had high expectations but in the end the best we managed was poor views of a Little Bunting.

Yellow-browed Warbler near Quendale Mill

Yellow-browed Warbler near Loch of Hillwell

Twite at Quendale

Pink-feet over Levenwick

Ringed Plover at Levenwick beach


Lerwick


Eider 2
Oystercatcher Present
Black Guillemot 1
Kittiwake 2
Raven 2


Levenwick


Pink-footed Goose Present
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Fulmar Present
Gannet 1
Ringed Plover 4
Curlew Present
Turnstone 5
Redshank Present
Common Gull Present
Herring Gull Present
Great Black-backed Gull Present
Rock Dove Present
Hooded Crow Present
Raven Present
Goldcrest Present
Skylark Present
Chiffchaff 2
Blackcap Present
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush Present
Redwing Present
Robin Present
House Sparrow Present
Meadow Pipit Present
Brambling 10
Chaffinch Present
Reed Bunting 1


Quendale/Loch of Hillwell


Whooper Swan 1
Greylag Goose 1
Wigeon Present
Teal Present
Tufted Duck Present
Scaup 2
Grey Heron 1
Moorhen Present
Oystercatcher Present
Golden Plover 85
Lapwing 90
Curlew Present
Redshank Present
Snipe 50
Black-headed Gull Present
Common Gull Present
Herring Gull Present
Great Black-backed Gull Present
Rock Dove Present
Hooded Crow Present
Raven Present
Blue Tit 1
Skylark Present
Swallow 3
Yellow-browed Warbler 2
Chiffchaff Present
Blackcap Present
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush Present
Redwing Present
Robin Present
Whinchat 4
Stonechat 3
Wheatear 4
Dunnock Present
House Sparrow Present
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied/White Wagtail Present
Meadow Pipit Present
Rock Pipit 3
Brambling 40
Chaffinch Present
Twite 30
Siskin 4
Little Bunting 1
Reed Bunting 1

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Canons Farm, October 7th 2014 07:40-11:40

Cool and largely clear with F3-4 southwesterly.


Grey Heron 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 3
Black-headed Gull 22
Herring Gull Present
Feral Pigeon Present
Stock Dove 1
Woodpigeon Present
Collared Dove 1
Little Owl 1
Green Woodpecker 4
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 19
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest 6
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Coal Tit 5
Skylark 31
Swallow 1
House Martin 1
Long-tailed Tit 16
Chiffchaff 5
Treecreeper 2
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Mistle Thrush 1
Robin Present
Stonechat 4
Dunnock Present
House Sparrow Present
Pied/White Wagtail 5
Meadow Pipit 5
Chaffinch Present
Greenfinch 1
Linnet 4
Goldfinch 18
Yellowhammer 4

Monday, 6 October 2014

Beddington Farmlands, October 6th 2014 08:10-15:05

F2-4 SSE wind and overcast with occasional showers.

Adult Yellow-legged Gull


Mute Swan 17
Canada Goose Present
Wigeon 10
Gadwall Present
Teal Present
Mallard Present
Shoveler Present
Tufted Duck Present
Cormorant 4
Grey Heron Present
Little Grebe Present
Sparrowhawk 2
Buzzard 1
Moorhen Present
Coot Present
Lapwing 2
Ringed Plover 4
Snipe 3
Black-headed Gull Present
Common Gull Present
Lesser Black-backed Gull Present
Herring Gull Present
Yellow-legged Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Stock Dove 1
Woodpigeon Present
Collared Dove Present
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Ring-necked Parakeet Present
Magpie Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Great Tit Present
House Martin 68
Long-tailed Tit Present
Chiffchaff 3
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 1
Robin Present
Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3
Meadow Pipit 4
Greenfinch 1
Goldfinch 1
Reed Bunting 2

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Canons Farm, October 4th 2014 07:50-10:45

F3 southwesterly, overcast before clearing then rain approached.

The adult female Peregrine which has been around for a while now

Female Stonechat; male also present



Cormorant 1
Buzzard 3
Black-headed Gull 12
Common Gull 1
Herring Gull Present
Feral Pigeon Present
Stock Dove 15
Woodpigeon Present
Collared Dove 1
Little Owl 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 10
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest 2
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Skylark 23
Swallow 7
House Martin 7
Chiffchaff 4
Nuthatch 2
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush 1
Mistle Thrush 1
Robin Present
Stonechat 2
Dunnock Present
House Sparrow Present
Pied/White Wagtail 1
Meadow Pipit 6
Chaffinch Present
Yellowhammer 3

Friday, 3 October 2014

Canons Farm, October 3rd 2014 16:55-18:40

Mostly clear with F2 SSW breeze.


Pheasant 2
Buzzard 1
Black-headed Gull 53
Common Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Herring Gull Present
Feral Pigeon Present
Stock Dove 5
Woodpigeon Present
Little Owl 3
Green Woodpecker 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Kestrel 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 18
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest 1
Great Tit Present
Skylark 2
Chiffchaff 2
Nuthatch 1
Wren Present
Starling Present
Blackbird Present
Robin Present
Wheatear 1
Dunnock Present
House Sparrow Present
Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5
Meadow Pipit 20
Chaffinch Present
Linnet 1

Leith Hill, October 3rd 2014 06:30-11:00

Vismig from tower. F2-3 southwesterly with low cloud and awful visibility.



Pheasant Present
Woodpigeon Present
Tawny Owl 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker Present
Magpie Present
Jay Present
Jackdaw Present
Carrion Crow Present
Goldcrest Present
Blue Tit Present
Great Tit Present
Coal Tit Present
Marsh Tit 1
House Martin 2
Long-tailed Tit Present
Chiffchaff Present
Nuthatch Present
Treecreeper 2
Wren Present
Blackbird Present
Song Thrush Present
Robin Present
Dunnock Present
Pied/White Wagtail 2
Meadow Pipit 39
Chaffinch Present
Linnet 1
Goldfinch 1
Siskin 2