Sunday, 14 May 2017

Chris Ingram

Theo and I was on Tory 8th,9th and 10th May. Richard Smith on 8th and 9th. Robert Vaughan and Eric and Hazel Dempsey were also there and will no doubt send you their sightings.

Whooper Swan  long stayer still on east lake each day
Greylag  up to 7 on west lakes
Brent Goose  2 on south lake on 10th
Mallard  female with 7 ducklings on east lake
Great Northern Diver  12-15 off east end
White-billed Diver  1 on 9th off east
Manx Shearwater  small but steady passage each day
Heron  1 in west on 10th
Merlin female present each day
Peregrine  1 on 9th
Corncrake  probably at least 10 singing males
Golden Plover  small numbers each day
Knot  2 at south lake on 10th
Dunlin  large numbers, probably up to 250 each day
Bar-tailed Godwit  2 on east beach each day
Whimbrel  maximum of 16 on 9th
Common Sandpiper  1 on 8th and 9th
Great Skua  2 over west on 8th and singles offshore on 9th and 10th
Black-headed Gull  30+ at colony on north lake
Iceland Gull  2nd year bird still present
Arctic Tern  up to 10 each day
Collared Dove  1 present each day in east
Swift  1 in east on 10th
Chough  2 pairs
Wood Warbler  1 feeding on east beach on 9th
Chiffchaff  up to 4
Willow Warbler  1 on 9th and 10th
Sedge Warbler  3/4 birds singing
White Wagtail  up to 2 present
Linnet  1/2 each day
Reed Bunting  1 in east on 9th

Regards Chris 

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