Sunday, 4 October 2015

Chris Ingram 26th September and 1st Octobet

th/26th September: 
Heron  1 both days
Brent Goose  1 passing east
Canada Goose  1 flew past from east with 2 Mute Swans but not seen subsequently in west
Wigeon  4 on east lake 2 on south lake
Teal  7 on east lake, 10 on south lake
Kestrel  1 male both days
Sparrowhawk  1 female both days
Merlin  1 female on 25th
Curlew  21 at south lake on 25th
Lapwing  11 around south lake on 25th
Song Thrush  2 juvs by well area on 25th
Robin  1 magic bush
Linnet  c.10 around island
Lapland Bunting  6 by heli-pad on 26th (Dennis Weir)
Also 2 Bottlenose Dolphins just out of Magheroarty on 25th
1st October with Theo Campbell and Ralph Sheppard:
Red-necked Phalarope and juv Puffin from boat
Heron  2 
Wigeon  2 east lake
Teal  4 east lake
Kestrel  2, 2 circling together and one heading for mainland
Sparrowhawk  1
Snipe  1
Swallow  1
Richard's Pipit  2 around football pitch
Yellow Wagtail  1 on beach
Robin  1
Song Thrush  1
Blackcap  2
Chiffchaff  2
Willow Warbler  1
Pied Flycatcher  1 magic bush
Linnet  6
Goldfinch  4
Also a Wall Brown (2nd Tory record), a Red Admiral and c.5 Peacocks
2nd October with Theo Campbell:
Heron  2
Kestrel  1
Snipe  1
Richard's Pipit  2 still
Blackcap   8+
Chiffchaff  c.6
Linnet  6
Goldfinch  8
Willow Warbler  3
Also an Arctic Skua and a pod of 7/8 Bottlenose Dolphins from boat

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