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Archives - 2007


 

December 27th


• Knockentiber-Springside Disused Railway Line, Ayrshire: Goosander (2 redheads), Carmel Water [PATCH TICK].

 

 

December 1st


• Barassie, Ayrshire: Knot (32).

 

 

 November 21st


• Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London: Firecrest.

 

 

 November 17th


• London Wetland Centre: Bittern.

 

 

 November 1st-6th


• Isle of Islay, Scotland: White-tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine, Chough, Snow Bunting, Twite, Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, Barnacle Goose, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Brent Goose, hutchinsii Canada Goose, Scaup, Common Scoter, Whooper Swan, Pintail, Hooded Crow, Arctic Tern & Otter.

 

 

September 16th


• Central Park NYC: Gadwall, Mallard, Solitary Sandpiper, Feral Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Wood Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Wilson's Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch and House Sparrow. Two more from the LIRR train: Ring-billed Gull and American Herring Gull.

 

 

 August-September


• Rio Mayo valley, Perϊ: White-browed Antbird, Stripe-chested Antwren, Barred Becard, Yellow-billed Cacique, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, Long-billed Gnatwren, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Blue-cheeked Jacamar, Scaly-naped Parrot, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Smoke-coloured Pewee, Speckle-chested Piculet, Black-streaked Puffbird, Huallaga Slaty-Antshrike, Andean Solitaire, Chestnut-throated Spinetail, Royal Sunangel, Vermillion Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Yellow-throated Tanager, White-crowned Tapaculo, Tataupa Tinamou, Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, Mishana Tyrannulet, and Crimson-mantled Woodpecker.

 

 

August 10th


• Pinbain Burn, Ayrshire: Wall (35), Grayling (30+), Golden-ringed Dragonfly (1).

 

• Shallochwreck Burn/Currarie Port, Ayrshire: Wall (23), Grayling (50+), Purple Hairstreak (3), Common Seal (6), Grey Seal (2).

 

 

August 8th


• Walthamstow Marshes, London: Water Vole & Common Tern (15+).

 

 

August 4th


• Changue, Ayrshire: Scotch Argus (42), Common Hawker (13), Golden-ringed Dragonfly (4).

 

 

 July 28th


• London Wetland Centre: Emperor, Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker & Water Vole.

 

 

 July 25th


• Sunny Hill Park, London:
Poplar Hawkmoth at the churchyard this morning.

 

 

July 21st


• Thursley Heath, Surrey:
Keeled Skimmer, Small Red Damselfly, White-legged Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly and much rain!

 

 

July 14th


• Sunny Hill Park, London:
Swift (34) spiralling to roost around 2030h. Also 20+ Small & Essex Skippers roosting.

 

 

July 5-8th  Ayrshire


• Allantonplains Wood:
Ringlet (124), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (25), Meadow Brown (25), Green-veined White (5), Dark Green Fritillary (1), Small Heath (4), Common Blue (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Painted Lady (1), Common Hawker (2), Large Red Damselfly (10+), Red-necked Footman (1).

 

• Corsehouse Reservoir & Glenouther Moor:
Large Heath (36), Meadow Brown (6), Ringlet (2), Small Heath (2), Green-veined White (1), Red Admiral (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Common Hawker (1), Large Red Damselfly (40+), Emerald Damselfly (30+), Common Blue Damselfly (20+), Wood Tiger (20+), Red-necked Footman (6).

 

• Red Moss Loch > Drumshang Loch > Blacktop Hill:
Ringlet (19), Meadow Brown (8), Common Blue (1), Northern Eggar (2), Common Blue Damselfly (2), Common Darter (1), Large Yellow Underwing (1), Straw Dot (20+)

 

• Sauchrie Burn:
Ringlet (50+), Dark Green Fritillary (37), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (2).

 

 • Qaurrel Hill forestry:
Ringlet (12), Meadow Brown (2), Golden-ringed Dragonfly (1).

 

• Craingens Hill forestry:
Ringlet (330), Large Skipper (14), Meadow Brown (5), Small Heath (4), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1), Golden-ringed Dragonfly (pr in tandem), Common Hawker (1).

 

• Gailes Marshes:
Emerald Damselfly (100+), Common Blue Damselfly (50+), Azure Damselfly (20+), Blue-tailed Damselfly (20+), Common Darter (2 tenerals), Meadow Brown (42), Small Heath (4), Common Blue (2), Green-veined White (1).

 

• Upper Glen App:
Ringlet (119), Meadow Brown (29), Large Skipper (6), Dark Green Fritillary (4), Small Heath (3), Common Blue (1), Golden-ringed Dragonfly (1), Common Blue Damselfly (1), Red-necked Footman (2), Yellow Shell (2), Painted Lady (1)

 

• Kilantringan Loch:
Ringlet (120+), Meadow Brown (11), Small Heath (3), Common Blue Damselfly (40+), Blue-tailed Damselfly (30+).

 

• Pinbain Burn:
Ringlet (7), Meadow Brown (4), Grayling (2), Six-spot Burnet (4).

 

 

June 24th


• Barnoy Pit, Ayrshire:
Ringlet (67), Grayling (1), Meadow Brown (14).

 

 

June 23rd


• Currarie Port > Ballantrae, Ayrshire:
Painted Lady (49), Large Heath (2), Dark Green Fritillary (2), Grayling (23), Small Tortoiseshell (10+).

 

• Pinbain Burn, Ayrshire:
Northern Brown Argus (8), Large Skipper (6), Grayling (23), Painted Lady (6), Dark Green Fritillary (1)

 

 

June 22nd


• Bellsbank Plantation, Ayrshire:
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (22) & Large Skipper (12).

 

• Loch Bradan, Ayrshire:
Large Heath (10+) & Small Heath (40+).

 

 

June 9th


• Dawn chorus in Dean Country Park, Ayrshire 55° 37N, 4° 29W: Chronology of first song (same day each year)

      Species

      2007

      2006

      2005

      Robin

      0309h

      0334h

      0325h

      Song Thrush

      0315h

      0320h

      0320h

      Blackbird

      0316h

      0340h

      0334h

      Carrion Crow

      0316h

      0324h

      0325h

      Wood Pigeon

      0343h

      0407h

      0407h

      Wren

      0347h

      0358h

      0404h

      Goldcrest

      0355h

      0411h

      0329h

      Chaffinch

      0407h

      0424h

      0426h

      Great Tit

         -

      0454h

         -

      Weather

      blue sky

      no wind

      cloudy

      light wind

      cloudy

      light wind

 

 

June 1st-8th


• Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire:  Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Short-eared Owl, Dipper, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, & Crossbill.

 

      Species

      2007

      2006

      2005

      2004

      2003

      Robin

      0307h

      0309h

      0307h

      0306h

      0333h

      Song Thrush

      0315h

      0305h

      0315h

      0315h

      0336h

      Blackbird

      0322h

      0312h

      0323h

      0314h

      0346h

      Spotted Flycatcher

      0322h

      0327h

      0325h

      0340h

         -

      Wren

      0336h

      0340h

      0337h

      0336h

      0358h

      Goldcrest

      0339h

      0337h

      0329h

      0331h

      0348h

      Garden Warbler

      0350h

      0330h

         -

      0331h

         -

      Treecreeper

      0353h

      0352h

      0402h

      0403h

      0416h

      Chaffinch

      0355h

      0353h

      0357h

      0405h

      0423h

      Blackcap

      0356h

      0353h

         -

         -

       0431h

      Willow Warbler

      0357h

      0342h

      0338h

         -

      0428h

      Weather

      overcast

      no wind

      blue sky

      no wind

      partly cloudy

      no wind

      partly cloudy

      no wind

      overcast

      light rain

      windy

 

 April 29th - May 6th


• Morocco: Ruddy Shelduck, Lanner Falcon, Barbary Falcon, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Spotted Sandgrouse, Crowned Sandgrouse, Laughing Dove, Little Swift, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Levaillant's Green Woodpecker, Desert Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, Thick-billed Lark, Temminck's Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Common Bulbul, Moussier's Redstart, Desert Wheatear, Western Mourning Wheatear, White-crowned Wheatear, Red-rumped Wheatear, African Desert Warbler, Scrub Warbler, Fulvous Babbler, Brown-necked Raven, Desert Sparrow, Crimson-winged Finch & House Bunting.

 

 April 10th-20th


• Costa de la Luz, Spain: Lesser Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Vulture, Squacco Heron, Red-nobbed Coot, Azure-winged Magpie, Little Bustard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Short-toed Lark & Black Stork.

 

 

March 10th


• Irvine Harbour, Ayrshire: 1st-winter Glaucous Gull commuting between Bogside and Harbourside.

 

 

March 4th


• London Wetland Centre: Bittern showing tentatively from the WWF hide and a Sand Martin arrived.

 

 

March 3rd


• London Wetland Centre: Stone Curlew flew in to the main lake area around 1700h.

 

 

February 3rd


• Bingley, West Yorkshire: American Robin in gardens on the edge of the town.

 

 

January 28th


• East India Dock, Docklands, London: Merlin (f) & Black Redstart (3).

 

 

January 27th


• Kensington Gardens, London: Yellow-legged Gull showing features of atlantis

 

 

January 24th


• London Wetland Centre: Bittern.

 

 

January 22nd


• Martnaham Loch, Ayrshire: Pintail (m) was unusual.

 

 

January 13th


• Rainham Marshes, Essex: Penduline Tit & Grey Phalarope

 

 

January 1st


• Barassie, Ayrshire: Scaup (60) in dense flock just offshore.

 

 

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