Mother Reservoir, Berkshire: Buff-bellied
Pipit & Long-tailed Duck.
journey from London to Filey: Ring-necked
Parakeet, Kestrel, Little Egret, Buzzard, Greylag Goose,
Mute Swan, Fieldfare, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion
Crow, Black-headed Gull, Rook, Common Gull, Merlin,
Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Redwing, Magpie,
Green Woodpecker, Mallard, Collared Dove, Starling,
Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pochard, Grey
Heron, Feral Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Peregrine,
Lapwing, Golden Plover, Sparrowhawk, Blackbird, Goldfinch,
Mistle Thrush, Pheasant, Blue Tit, Little Owl, Red-legged
Whistling-Duck, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird,
Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron,
Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White
Ibis, Wood Stork, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk,
Swallow-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Pectoral Sandpiper,
Short-billed Dowitcher, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher,
Gray Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo,
Swainson's Thrush, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged
Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Prothonotary
Warbler, Florida Prairie Warber, American Redstart,
Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler,
Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler,
(3+ catching Migrant Hawkers), Marsh Harrier (m), Buzzard
(2), Peregrine (2), Kestrel (4+), and a Sparrowhawk.
Other birds included 12 Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit,
5 Greenshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, juv
Garganey, over-flying Yellow Wagtail and Redpoll, Yellow-legged
Gull and Water Rail.
Botanic Gardens, Australia:
including Buff-banded Rail, Australian White Ibis, Crimson
Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet,
Red Wattlebird, Magpie-lark, Pied Currawong, Dusky Moorhen,
Pacific Black Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Australian
Magpie, Little Black Cormorant, Australian Raven, Noisy
including Kagu, New Caledonian Goshawk, Brown Goshawk,
Silver Gull, Red-bellied Fruit Dove, New Caledonian
Imperial-Pigeon, Metallic Pigeon, Cloven-feathered Dove,
Coconut Lorikeet, New Caledonian Parakeet, Horned Parakeet,
Sacred Kingfisher, Green-backed White-eye, New Caledonian
Myzomela, Fan-tailed Gerygone, Grey Fantail, Streaked
Fantail, Southern Shrikebill, Melanesian Flycatcher,
Rufous Whistler, Melanesian Whistler, South Melanesian
Cuckooshrike, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, Dark-brown
Honeyeater, Barred Honeyeater, Crow Honeyeater, New
Caledonian Friarbird, Long-tailed Triller, White-breasted
Woodswallow, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, New Caledonian
Crow, Striated Starling, Red-throated Parrotfinch.
including Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Brown Falcon, Black-shouldered
Kite, Bell Miner, Nankeen Night Heron, Laughing Kookaburra,
Shy Albatross, Rufous Bristlebird, Wedge-tailed Eagle,
Superb Fairy-wren, Australasian Gannet, Fluttering Shearwater,
Eastern Spinebill, Crested Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin,
Buff-rumped Thornbill, Silver-eye, White-fronted Chat,
White-fronted Heron, Hooded Plover, Red-capped Plover,
Pacific Gull, Nankeen Kestrel, Blue-winged Parrot, Gang-gang
Cockatoo, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian Pelican, Musk
Duck, Blue-billed Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Cape Barren
Goose, Hoary-headed Grebe, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-rumped
Spoonbill, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Grassbird,
White-plumed Honeyeater, Banded Plover, Flame Robin,
Little Eagle, Australian King Parrot, White-throated
Treecreeper, Bassian Thrush, Superb Lyrebird.
- July 2nd
including Paddyfield Pipit, Peaceful Dove, Thick-billed
Spiderhunter, Orange-breasted Trogon, Crimson Sunbird,
Rufous-winged Philentoma, Blue-winged Leafbird, Raffles's
Malkoha, Bamboo Woodpecker, Puff-throated Babbler, Rufescent
Prinia, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Coppersmith Barbet, Crested
Goshawk, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher,
Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Red Junglefowl,
Asian Fairy Bluebird, Ashy Drongo, Black-naped Tern,
Pacific Reed Egret, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Pied Imperial-Pigeon,
Scarlet-backed Sunbird, Lesser Frigatebird, Greater
Coucal, Asian Glossy Starling.
Field Centre, Enochdhu, Perthshire:
Osprey, Quail, Red Grouse, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Dipper,
Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher & Common
Skua, Arctic Skua, Twite, Arctic Tern, Puffin, Fulmar,
Black Guillemot, Razorbill & Guillemot.
Grebe, Osprey, Dotterel, Snow Bunting, Crested Tit,
to Irvine disused railway line/National Cycle
survey from soon after dawn yesterday revealed the following
numbers of singing males between Kilmarnock (Bonnyton)
and Irvine (Menzies Hotel) along the course of the disused
railwayline/National Cycle Route 73/Irvine New Town
Trail (Tits had largely stopped singing so counts are
of pairs/broods). Numbers in parenthesis are counts
of singing mm/prs along my more traditional/long-standing
section between Knockentiber and Springside.
singing mm Willow Warbler (31), 38 Wren (13), 35 Blackbird
(12), 32 Chaffinch (18), 26 Yellowhammer (19), 26 Wood
Pigeon (16), 19 Blue Tit (5), 19 Dunnock (7), 19 Robin
(6), 18 Magpie (5), 16 Whitethroat (10), 15 Blackcap
(2), 12 Great Tit (3), 11 Goldfinch (5), 10 Song Thrush
(4), 8 Sedge Warbler (8), 6 Skylark (5), 6 Collared
Dove (5), 5 Greenfinch (2), 5 Phesant (5), 3 Bullfinch
(1), 3 Reed Bunting (3), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed
Tit, 1 Garden Warbler (1), 1 Stock Dove (1), 1 Linnet,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Oystercatcher,
pr + b/3 Grey Wagtail.
no Grasshopper Warblers or Grey Partridge were found
and only 3 pairs of Tree Sparrow were located at one
of the Springside colonies. There also appears to be
no Lapwing or Curlew breeding along the length of the
line this year.
species noted: House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow, Mallard,
Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard,
Feral Pigeon, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, and Starling.
Woods & Weston-super-Mare, Somerset: Tawny
Owl, Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Treecreeper, Goldcrest,
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Lesser
Whitethroat, Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk,
Gardens, London: Tawny
Reservoir, London: Goosander
(pr), Common Tern (2), Little Egret, Wheatear (3).
Marshes, London: Swift,
Whimbrel, Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret,
Little Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Peregrine, Reed Warbler,
27th - Apr 4th
de los Atunes, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia,
Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Squacco Heron, Great
Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis,
Griffon Vulture, Egyptian
Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged
Kite, Lesser Kestrel,
Purple Swamphen, Little Bustard,
Marsh Sandpiper, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian
Tern, Little Swift, European Bee-eater, Thekla Lark,
Calandra Lark, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler,
Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian
Chiffchaff, Woodchat Shrike.
Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire:
pr Sparrowhawks displaying.
Tree Sparrow (22), 2 Buzzard territories.
Rose-coloured Starling (1st-w).
Pectoral Sandpiper (1st-w).
Common, London: pr
Common Buzzards displaying.
Marshes RSPB, London/Essex:
Bearded Tit, Caspian Gull, Water Pipit, Avocet, Little
Egret, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Peregrine.
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