October Sightings

31st October – (AJ)

Long-tailed Duck off KP tho mostly distant
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15 Whooper Swan (14 ads, 1 juv)

Whooper Swans - Ade Johnson

Whooper Swans – Ade Johnson

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30th October – (AJ)

2 Slavonian Grebe still present tho mobile from KP
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Slavonian Grebe - Ade Johnson

Slavonian Grebe – Ade Johnson

29th October – (GT)

Great White Egret
Long-tailed Duck
Ad Slav Grebe
Red-breasted Merganser
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
a minimum of 56 Whooper Swan

28th October – late aft (MR,BMJ,JC)

3+ Egyptian Goose Swan Island
Red-breasted Merganser
4 Scaup

27th October – (TM)

Great White Egret seen twice over Wassand
6 Egyptian Geese on Mere
Rock Pipit over KP (SB,DB)
7 Whooper Swan (6ads,1juv)
2 Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser

26th October (TM,MR,GB,RL,EH et al)

3 Water Rail 1st/2nd field
Spotted Crake still from 1st/2nd field
Red-breasted Merganser
Long-tailed Duck
4 Scaup
2 Slavonian Grebe from KP late aft, ad + juv (GD,GD)
4 Whooper Swan + Black-necked Grebe early am

Spotted Crake - Rich Willison

Spotted Crake – Rich Willison


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Red-breasted Merganser - Rich Willison

Red-breasted Merganser – Rich Willison

Cowden early am

20 Whooper swan south 17ads + 3 juvs
3 Stonechat
1 House Martin south

25th October – (MR,TM,AJ,GB,GT,ET)

Great White Egret reported from Wassand
Spotted Crake still 1st/2nd field
Med Gull over Mere
3 Water Rail 1st/2nd field

Water Rail - Rich Willison

Water Rail – Rich Willison

24th October – Mere (LI)

1 Slavonian Grebe off Heslop’s
6 Egyptian Geese
Long-tailed Duck
Scaup
Red-breasted Merganser
Black-necked Grebe
Rock Pipit over
25 Whooper Swan south (GB)
3 Water Rail

However the highlight was news of a Spotted Crake reported off 1st field around midday

Spotted Crake - Ade Johnson

Spotted Crake – Ade Johnson

24th October – Cowden (LI,AJ)

Great Grey Shrike still at Cowden
Richards Pipit still at Cowden
Stonechat

Stonechat - Ade Johnson

Stonechat – Ade Johnson


Great Grey Shrike, Cowden - Ade Johnson

Great Grey Shrike, Cowden – Ade Johnson

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21st October – (MR,AJ)

3 Whooper Swan south over Cowden
Great Grey Shrike still at Cowden
1 Ring Ouzel
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20th October – (LI)

All off KP in am

Red necked Grebe
3 Black necked Grebe
Red breasted Merganser
2 Egyptian Goose
2w Med Gull

18th October – (TM,MR)

Early am Cowden

4 Blackcap
3+ Stonechat
4 Chiffchaff
10+ Redpoll over
1 Great Grey Shrike
1 Richard’s Pipit – seen well in flight 3 times and heard calling
Peregrine
Good no’s Redwing, Robin
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Mere

1 Red breasted Merganser – NE corner (Bull Hole)
1 Black necked Grebe
1 Long tailed Duck off Swan/Tree Island
1 Whooper Swan
2 Grey Wagtail
2 Scaup fem + imm
2 Little Grebe
Still good no’s Great crested Grebe
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17th October – (MR)

50+ Great crested Grebe inc a raft of 38 birds in Decoy channel
1 Red breasted Merganser briefly off Heslop’s
2 Rock Pipit 2nd field shore
1 imm Scaup
1 Drk RCP

Gc Grebe's - part of the raft of 38 birds

Gc Grebe’s – part of the raft of 38 birds


Rock Pipit - 2nd field shore

Rock Pipit – 2nd field shore


Rb Merganser - just after it dropped in

Rb Merganser – just after it dropped in

11th Oct – (MR,TM)

2 Long-tailed Duck briefly from KP 11:40

10th October – (MR,RL,EH)

11 ad Whooper Swan from hide and NW corner
1 Barnacle Goose east
79 Barnacle Goose southside

9th October – (MR)

10 ad Whooper Swan (6 flew west 11:15, 4 off cormorant trees/nw corner till 17:30)
1 Swallow
Drk RCP NW corner
1 Black necked Grebe
1 Glossy Ibis – flew low west over Mere off 2nd field 13:26
3 Marsh Harrier (inc 1 wing tagged bird, red tag on right wing yellow tag on left, present since at least 7th Oct)
1 Pintail

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans

8th October

1 Black necked Grebe
1+ Scaup
2 Goldeneye
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Kingfisher

7th October – (AJ)

1 Dunlin on KP
1 Sparrowhawk on KP

thin billed Dunlin - Ade Johnson

thin billed Dunlin – Ade Johnson

thin billed Dunlin - Ade Johnson

thin billed Dunlin – Ade Johnson


Sparrowhawk - Ade Johnson

Sparrowhawk – Ade Johnson

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5th October – (LI)

1 Cetti’s Warbler – heard and seen from KP on northside

1st October – (TI)

1 juv Gannet off KP

juv Gannet - Tim Isherwood

juv Gannet – Tim Isherwood


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