July Sightings

18th July – Southside (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
80+ Black-headed Gull
470 Little Gull in pm
14+ Common Tern
280 Swift
180+ Sand Martin
220+ House Martin
120+ Swallow
2 Stock Dove

17th July – Southside/KP (JL,GB,MI)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Shoveler
Tufted Duck with a brood of 4/5 ducklings
2 Ringed Plover on Swan Island spit
5 Dunlin flew west
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
Green Sandpiper flew west
8 Redshank 1 flew west,7 near Swan Island
4 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
2 Whimbrel flew west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
70+ Black-headed Gull
460 Little Gull in pm
20+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
180+ Swift

16th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
Wigeon
2 Shoveler
9 Pochard
Mandarin Duck
5 Moorhen
3 Oystercatcher
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank flew east
Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
Whimbrel flew east
75 Black-headed Gull
62 Little Gull in pm
17+ Common Tern
320+ Swift

15th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

7 Grey Heron
2+ Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
4 Pochard
Mandarin Duck
Curlew flew west
Whimbrel flew west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on Swan Island spit
ad Med Gull flew west
620 Little Gull in pm
16 Common Tern in pm
560+ Swift
Bearded Tit heard from Wassand Hide
3 Bullfinch

Common Terns at the Mere – Jeff Cox

14th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
17 Teal
3 Shoveler
2 Pochard
drk Common Scoter
Mandarin Duck
Water Rail calling
160 Lapwing flew west
Common Snipe flew west
Redshank flew east
Dunlin flew west
4 Whimbrel flew west
Little Gull in am
160 Little Gull in pm
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
16 Common Tern
260+ Swift

13th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Teal
Shoveler
30+ Gadwall
65 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
16+ Redshank
4 Ruff
Mediterranean Gull flew south
70+ Black-headed Gull
45 Little Gull flew west in am
210 Little Gull in pm
14 Common Tern
350+ Swift
120 Sand Martin

12th July – Southside in pm (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Shoveler
Curlew flew west
85 Black-headed Gull
520 Little Gull
24 Common Tern
600+ Swift
220+ Sand Martin

11th July – KP/Southside (GB,MI)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Sandpiper
70+ Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am
480 Little Gull in pm
20+ Common Tern
1200+ Swift
650+ Sand Martin
350+ House Martin
170+ Swallow

10th July – Southside/Northside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
9 Teal
Curlew flew west
7 Redshank
4 Dunlin
65 Black-headed Gull
520 Little Gull in pm
7 Common Tern
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl

9th July – KP/Wassand Hide (EJH,RL,ML)

Black-tailed Skimmer at Kirkholme Point
Kirkholme Pt early afternoon – Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Common Tern.
Wassand Hide late afternoon – Black-tailed Godwit over. Hobby, Peregrine and 2 Common Tern

Black-tailed Skimmer from Kirkholme – Erich Hediger

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,MI,LB)

4 Grey Heron
3+ Little Egret
5 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
5 Teal
3 Wigeon
12 Pochard
2 Curlew flew west
2 Redshank flew west
Dunlin flew south-west
14 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
74 Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am; 6 in pm
17 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

8th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB,MI,LB)

3 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
10 Great Crested Grebe
5 Pochard
2 Lapwing flew south
Redshank
Dunlin flew west
17 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
65 Black-headed Gull
2 1st-summer Little Gull in am
300 Little Gull in pm
8 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

Song Thrush in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Barn Owl – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Jeff Cox

7th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4+Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier including three juveniles
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
12 Great Crested Grebe
8 Teal
Wigeon
7 Pochard
11Lapwing flew west
2 Curlew flew west
Redshank
45 Black-headed Gull
2 1st-summer Little Gull in am
560 Little Gull in pm
6 Common Tern
650+ Swift
120+ House Martin
70+ Swallow
90+ Starling
2 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

6th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
4 Hobby
12 Teal
7 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Water Rail heard
Common Sandpiper
Oystercatcher flew west
7 Curlew flew west
3 Whimbrel flew west
9 Redshank flew west
Greenshank flew west
9 Dunlin flew south-west
65+ Black-headed Gull
8 Little Gull in am
130 Little Gull in pm
4 Common Tern flew west + 6 off Swan Island
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

5th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Hobby
7 Teal
36 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
68 Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Greenshank flew west
Dunlin flew west
2 Curlew flew west
45 Black-headed Gull
first-summer Little Gull in am
160 Little Gull in pm
8 Common Tern flew west+6 off Swan Island
Kingfisher
2 Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

4th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
Great White Egret in off the sea,flew north-west (20:16)
3 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2+ Hobby
245+ Mute Swan
12 Great Crested Grebe
280+ Mallard
10+ Shoveler
70+ Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
female Mandarin Duck
4+ Curlew blogging
23 Little Gull in am
420 Little Gull in pm
10+ Common Tern
120+ Swift
Jay
2 Barn Owl

3rd July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ,LB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret including 2 in off the sea
2 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
4 Teal
19 Shoveler
76 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
Goldeneye
28 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
Ringed Plover flew east
2 Redshank flew west
45 Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am
260 Little Gull in pm
5 Common Tern flew west + 4 feeding off Swan Island
260+ Swift
120+ House Martin
200+ Sand Martin
60+ Swallow
Barn Owl
Jay
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker

2nd July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
234 Mute Swan
10 Great Crested Grebe
9 Wigeon
Shoveler
3 Pochard
76 Tufted Duck
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank flew west
Greenshank flew west
3 Curlew flew west
65 Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am
360 Little Gull in pm
5 Common Tern
300+ Swift
320 Sand Martin
Barn Owl

1st July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,JC,LB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
2 Pochard
Goosander
Goldeneye
5 Lapwing flew west
2 Common Sandpiper
9 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
18 Curlew flew west
16 Whimbrel flew west/south-west
60+ Black-headed Gull
93 Little Gull flew west also 17 off Swan Island in am
340 Little Gull in pm
9 Common Tern
2 Stock Dove
Cuckoo
Barn Owl

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