Monday, 31 August 2009

August 30th

The 2 Chiloe Wigeon were still with Mallards by the car park. The only other species of note was a calling Little Owl.
L Johnson...

August 27th

2 Chiloe Wigeon still present, but little else of note.
P Forbes...

August 26th

2 escaped Chiloe Wigeon were present on the main pool
B Kington...

August 25th

9 Common Tern were present in the evening
S Haynes...

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Late news for August 22nd

2 Yellow Wagtail were present during the morning, also noted were Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff and Nuthatch.
P Forbes...

Monday, 24 August 2009

August 24th

A large group of Gulls flew in from the south as I arived this morning. The majority being Black headed, with a single 1st winter Mediterranean Gull present on the metal pier. The Med showed very well for 10 minutes before flying off low south with several BH Gull. This record represents the first Med Gull for the site this year. The only other species of note this morning was a calling Little Owl.
L Johnson...

The Med Gull reappeared later in the day in the gull roost. Also present were 3 Common Sandpiper.
S Haynes, S Cawthray...

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

18th August

A large group of Gulls came in to wash late morning, including around 200 LBB, 10+ Herring and 300+ BH Gull. Otherwise the site was generally quiet.
L Johnson...

Sunday, 16 August 2009

16th August

A family group of Spotted Flycatcher were present at the eastern end of the site today.
S Bradley...

5 Crossbill flew over (first site record this year) and 2 Common Sandpiper were present.
S Cawthray...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

August 12th

Another addition to the site year list today came in the form of a partially moulted juvenile Spotted Flycatcher. The bird was present late morning at the eastern end of the main pool. Another relativley unusual site record this morning was the presence of 4 Shovler, also at the eastern end of the main pool. Dispite this species being common throughout the middle tame valley, records from Shustoke are rather sparodic. Also present was a single Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern and 2 Swift.
L Johnson...

Thursday, 6 August 2009

August 6th - About time...something a little more interesting!

The last few weeks have been rather quiet with 2 Common Sandpiper and the regular 3 Common Tern. The first real sign of any movement occured this morning with 2 Garganey, present with the Mallards at the eastern end of the main pool. This is the first addition to the site year list for two months, and comes several years since the last site record of the species. The birds still seemed settled feeding in amongst the Mallards at 11:30, so hopefully will hang around for a while. Also present this morning were singles of both Common Sandpiper and Common Tern.

L Johnson...