Monthly Archives: October 2012

14th Oct

14th Oct 09:15-14:00 (MR) A cold start with a light NNW strengthening by late morning.

12+ Lesser Redpoll still 1st/2nd field tho mobile

1 Blackcap 1st field (L.Ball)

5 Brambling over west, 3 Greenfinch

4 Goldcrest, 2 Chiff Heslop’s willows

1 Jay west, 4 Jay northwest

4 ‘pinging’ Bearded tits flew west from Heslop’s to the west end

1 Grey wag west

19 Goldeneye, 11 Gt C Grebe, fem Ruddy Duck, 86 Shoveler

4 Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel

1 Rock Pipit + 1 Grey Wag + 1 Kingfisher all early aft around KP

Lesser Redpoll – Rich willison


11th – 13th Oct

11th Oct (MR)

A few hours down Mere produced

10 Pintail, 9 Goldeneye, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff south and a fem Ruddy Duck. 10+ Lesser Redpoll again between 1st/2nd field, 1 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, Chiff 2. A seawatch off Mapp between 14:30-17:00 produced 4 Bonxie south, 4 Velvet Scoter on sea and 220 Common Scoter, 3 Scaup and a Teal south, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin and 2 dark bellied Brents.

12th Oct – (LI) 1 Rb Merganser off KP

13th Oct – (MR)


17+ Lesser Redpoll 1st/2nd field, 1 Brambling 2nd field, 1 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiff, 1 Jay north over east end, 9 Goldeneye and the Kevlar body armoured fem Ruddy Duck.

Some pics of the Redpolls by Rich Willison.

10th October

10th Oct 11:30-17:00 (MR,LI) Clear for most part with a light SSE.

10+ Lesser Redpoll 1st field/2nd field tho mobile

1w + 2w Med Gulls middle of Mere early aft

Jay 2nd field bank sycamore then west

4 Pintail off KP/Swan Island

1 Common Sand KP/Swan Island/2nd field

1 fem/imm RB Merganser middle of Mere early aft

1 Goosander off Heslop’s early aft

3+ Common Buzzard West end/Decoy wood

Chiff 2 southside, Goldcrest 2, 1 Redwing west, 2 Bullfinch Heslop’s, 72 Barnacle geese (no rings) southside/tilled field south of Heslop’s.

28th Sept – 8th Oct

At last a feckin blog post after 3 months or so, mainly cos works been getting in the way and a lack of decent birds seen. Well nowts changed there but I’m gonna post some sightings drivel anyway.

28th Sept – (MR) 3 Chiffs 1st/2nd field, 1 Willow wrb 2nd field, 2 Marsh Harrier male and juv over Heslops/West end/Decoy, 1w Med Gull on tilled field south of Heslops early aft, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Pintail (8 west end, 11 middle of Mere), 5 Goldeneye and the Med Gull on Mere early evening.

29th Sept – (MR) 7 Chiffs + Willow wrb between 1st field and West end, 1 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 94 Shoveler 2 Marsh Harrier fem and juv.

30th Sept – (MR,MJ) 2 Hobby over Decoy/West end, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 100+ Goldfinch West end setaside strip, 1w Med Gull, 8 Lesser Redpoll 1st field reedbed.

6th Oct – (MR,TM) 7 Whooper Swan (4 off hide,2 off KP,1 flew in mid morning), 1 Pintail, 9 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Swift east end, 60+ House Martin, 1 Jay west mid morning, 5 Redwing west, 1 Brambling 2nd field, 6 Lesser Redpoll 1st/2nd field, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Gull, 1 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 1 Marsh Harrier.

8th Oct – (MR) brief view Ringtail Harrier sp flew west thru southside 11:40, 1 Marsh Harrier, Redpoll 1st field, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sand, 100+ Goldfinch, 5 Goldeneye, 1+ Reed wrb Heslop’s, 2 Chiff, Med Gull x BH Gull hybrid on Mere, 2 Little Gull. 1 Harris Hawk (with jesse’s) over Decoy present since 18/9 at least.