2017 Records

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March

Jan Feb March April May June July August September October November December

March 22nd

Red-necked Grebe, drake Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Little Egret, 4+ Goosander and 30+ Tree Sparrow. In the roost juv Iceland Gull. (B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

Red-breasted Merganser---John Judge---

March 21st

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 6 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow and Water Rail. (B Hazell)

March 20th

No records for today.

March 19th

No records for today.

March 18th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail and 30+ Sand Martins. (D Cox D Dedman A Long R Mays)

March 17th

Red-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher and the first Sand Martins of the year. (D Edwards B Hazell J Judge)

Red-necked Grebe---John Judge---

Oystercatcher---Bob Hazell---

 

March 16th

Red-necked Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 5 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail. (B Hazell)

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---

Oystercatcher---Bob Hazell---

March 15th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 11 Goosander, 25+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Raven and c20 Meadow Pipit. (A Anscomb B Hazell A Marshall)

March 14th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 5 Goosander, 15+ Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls adult, second winter and juv, adult Iceland Gull, adult Med Gull and 2 pale winged Herring Gulls. (G Ariss B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---

March 13th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Goosander, 12+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail and 10+ Chiffchaff. In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and another different pale winged Herring Gull. (D Edwards B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

Pale winged Herring Gull---John Judge---

March 12th

In the roost second winter Glaucous Gull and juv Iceland Gull. (J Judge)

March 11th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 4 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail and 4 Chiffchaff. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls adult, second winter and juv and 2 adult Med Gulls. (D Dedman R Hopkins J Judge A Long T Marlow E & G Taylor)

Second winter Glaucous Gull---John Judge---

March 10th

Red-necked Grebe, Rock Pipit, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail and 27 Wigeon. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls second winter and 2 juv, adult Iceland Gull and first winter Caspian Gull. (B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

Oystercatchers---Bob Hazell---

Wren---Bob Hazell---

March 9th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 4+ Goosander, Dunlin, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Edwards B Hazell A Marshall)

Dunlin and Long-tailed Tit---Bob Hazell---

March 8th

Red-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 7 Siskin and Chiffchaff. (B Hazell C Matthews)

Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck and Reed Bunting---Bob Hazell---

March 7th

Red-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander, c10 Tree Sparrow, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, Water Rail and Siskin. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls juv/second winter and juv, juv Iceland Gull, 2+ first winter Caspian Gulls, 3+ Yellow Legged Gulls and a pale winged Herring Gull (other bird from 4th) (B Hazell J Judge)

Siskin---Bob Hazell---

Pale winged Herring Gull---John Judge---

March 6th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Little Egret, Willow Tit, Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Redpoll. (D Edwards B Hazell R Wakelam)

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---

Blackbird---John Judge---

March 5th

No records for today.

March 4th

Red-necked Grebe, 4 Goosander and 2 Little Egrets. In the roost 2+ first winter Caspian Gulls, 3+ Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 pale winged Herring Gulls. (J & L Bradbury I Johnson J Judge T Marlow)

Pale winged Herring Gull---John Judge---

March 3rd

No records for today.

March 2nd

Red-necked Grebe, Goosander, c30 Tree Sparrow, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Redpoll, c140 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Red-legged Partridge. (D Edwards B Hazell A Marshall)

Red-legged Partridge---Bob Hazell---

March 1st

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, Rock Pipit, 4 Goosander, c25 Tree Sparrow, Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 3 Redpoll and Chiffchaff. (B Hazell)

Goosander and Redpoll---Bob Hazell---

 

February

Jan Feb March April May June July August September October November December

February 28th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, 2 Goosander, c12 Tree Sparrow, Little Egret, Shelduck, Water Rail and 4 Redpoll. (B Hazell)

Teal---Bob Hazell---

February 27th

Red-necked Grebe and Scaup. In the roost 2 Caspian Gulls first and second winter and 3+ Yellow-legged Gulls. (J Judge T Marlow)

 

February 26th

Red-necked Grebe and Scaup. In the roost 2 first winter Caspian Gulls and adult Med Gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

Scaup---John Judge---

February 25th

Curlew over west c4pm. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, 2+ first winter Caspian Gulls and Yellow-legged Gull. A bird showing good credentials for a “Baltic Gull” also in the roost.  (A Archer P Hyde J Judge T Marlow)

 

February 24th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, 11 Goosander, c10 Tree Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, Dunlin, Little Egret, Shelduck, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and 2 Redpoll. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls adult and 2 juv, adult Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, first winter Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. (G Busby B Hazell T Marlow)

Black-headed Gull---Bob Hazell---

February 23rd

No records for today.

February 22nd

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, 12 Goosander, c40 Tree Sparrow, 2 Stonechat and 2 Little Egret. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls second winter and juv, first winter Caspian Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls. (B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)

Scaup and Goldeneye---Bob Hazell---

 

February 21st

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, 12 Goosander, c35 Tree Sparrow, Stonechat, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 4 Redpoll, 12 Siskin and “Dusky” type Canada Goose. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls second winter and juv, first winter Caspian Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls. (M Brewer B Hazell C Hubbard J Judge D Ludlow T Marlow)

Scaup---Bob Hazell---

February 20th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, 12 Goosander, c40 Tree Sparrow, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 2 Redpoll and c12 Siskin. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls adult, second winter and juv and first winter Caspian Gull. (G Ariss P Finden B Hazell J Judge J Kenny T Marlow)

February 19th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, Little Egret and Tree Sparrow. (E Lay M Smith)

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, Little Egret with Grey Herons---Emma Lay---

Red-necked Grebe---Matthew Smith---

February 18th

In the roost 5 Glaucous Gulls adult, second winter and 3 juv a juv Iceland Gull and 2+ first winter Caspian Gulls. (J Judge)

Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull---John Judge---

February 17th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup and 60+ Stock Dove. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls second winter and juv. (B Duckhouse P Hyde R Knightbridge T Marlow)

An excellent article on the “Arctic Gulls” at Draycote 2008-2017 by Tim Marlow here

February 16th

Red-necked Grebe, 5 Scaup, Curlew, 25+ Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls adult, second winter and juv. (T Marlow A Marshall)

February 15th

Red-necked Grebe, 5 Scaup, adult Med Gull, 14 Goosander, 12 Tree Sparrow, 9 Pochard, 20 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 25 Little Grebe, 279 Great Crested Grebe, 318 Tufted Duck, 44 Teal, 46 Goldeneye 121 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 70 Cormorant, 49 Coot, 91 Mallard, 15 Meadow Pipit and 32 Pied Wagtail. (D Edwards S Haynes)

February 14th

Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and 19 Gadwall. (R Downes B Duckhouse D Edwards C Walker)

Scaup---Bob Duckhouse---

February 13th

Red-necked Grebe, 5 Scaup, 8 Goosander and 8 Siskin. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls adult and juv and juv Iceland Gull. (P Hyde J Judge T Marlow)

February 12th

In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls (adult and 2 juv) and 2 first winter Caspian Gulls. (J Judge T Marlow)

February 11th

Red-necked Grebe, 2 Scaup and 6 Tree Sparrow. In the roost 4 Glaucous Gulls (2 adults and 2 juv) adult Med Gull and a juv Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid. (N Duggan J Judge)

Red-necked Grebe, Goldeneye Coffee and Cake!---Neil Duggan---

February 10th

Red-necked Grebe and adult Glaucous Gull. (D Ludlow C Matthews)

February 9th

25+ Tree Sparrow, Pochard and 2 Red-legged Partridge. (A Marshall)

February 8th

No records for today.

February 7th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 2 Scaup, 8 Goosander, 5+ Tree Sparrow, Raven, Grey Wagtail and 100+ Cormorant. In the roost 4 Glaucous Gulls (adult, second winter and 2 juv) (J Judge T Marlow S Valentine)

Glaucous Gull---John Judge---

February 6th

No records for today.

February 5th

In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gulls and a juv Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid. (P Hyde T Marlow A Molyneux D Watson)

Red-necked Grebe---Angus Molyneux---

February 4th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 6 Scaup and 9 Goosander. In the roost 4 Glaucous Gulls (adult and 3 juv) juv Iceland Gull and a juv Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid. (G Ariss D Edwards J Judge T Marlow J Mathews K Smith T Perrins)

Smew, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck and Buzzard---Kyle Smith---

February 3rd

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 5 Scaup, 30+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, 150 Greylag Goose and 50+ Teal. (T Crawford D Edwards I Sansom)

Smew, Scaup, Tree Sparrows and Goldcrest---Ivan Sansom---

February 2nd

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 4 Scaup, 34 Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, Peregrine, Merlin and c250 Golden Plover. (D Cox R Mays)

 

February 1st

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 5 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 3 Goosander, 30+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff and “Dusky” type Canada Goose. (Ian B R Eyres B Hazell)

Smew and Scaup---Bob Hazell---

Red-necked Grebe, Smew and Scaup---Ian B---

January

Jan Feb March April May June July August September October November December

January 31st

3 Scaup, 5 Goosander and 15 Tree Sparrow. (G Corfield)

Scaup, Tree Sparrow, Goosander and Goldeneye---G Corfield---

January 30th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 6 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 7 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, Snipe, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and 100+ Lapwing. In the roost 2 adult and 2 juv Glaucous Gulls. (M Doughty D Edwards B Hazell P Hyde J Judge)

Grey Heron---Bob Hazell---

January 29th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 6 Scaup, Little Egret, 2+ Tree Sparrow  and 2 Water Rail. In the roost 2 adult and juv Glaucous Gulls. (J & L Bradbury T Crawford J Judge J Kenney S Richards T Marlow R Williams)

Red-necked Grebe, Smew, Bullfinch and Red-legged Partridge---Jack Bradbury---

January 28th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 6 Scaup, c15 Goosander and c30 Wigeon. In the roost adult and 2 juv Glaucous Gulls. (N Barlow J Judge T Marlow S Nichols A Taylor W Weedon)

Scaup---John Judge---

January 27th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 5 Scaup, Little Egret, c20 Goosander, Pochard and Kingfisher. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gulls. (B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow C & J Timms D Watson)

Goosander---Bob Hazell---

Buzzard---Bob Hazell---

Pied Wagtail---Bob Hazell---

 

January 26th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 4 Scaup, Little Egret, c20 Goosander, Tree Sparrow, 5 Pochard, Shoveler, 81 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Raven and “Dusky” type Canada Goose. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gulls. (B Hazell J Judge T Marlow P Worthy)

January 25th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 4+ Scaup, Little Egret, 25+ Goosander, 5 Pochard, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gulls. (A Boddington B Hazell J Judge A Marshall T Marlow J Sirrett)

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---

Red-necked Grebe---Alan Boddington---

Glaucous Gull---John Judge---

 

January 24th

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, 4+ Scaup, Little Egret, 25+ Goosander, 5 Tree Sparrow, 4 Pochard, 3 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Raven and “Dusky” type Canada Goose. In the roost 3 juv Glaucous Gulls and Yellow-legged Gull. (B Duckhouse D Edwards B Hazell J Judge T Marlow D Warner C Watson)

Red-necked Grebe and Smew---Bob Hazell---

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Duckhouse---

January 23rd

Red-necked Grebe, redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl, 5 Scaup, Little Egret, 26 Goosander, 6 Pochard, 2 Grey Plover, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Kingfisher. Other wildfowl counts were 16 Gadwall, 70 Wigeon, 40 Little Grebe, 246 Great Crested Grebe, 715 Tufted Duck, 121 Teal, 26 Goldeneye 140 Canada Goose, 172 Greylag Goose, 110 Coot and 156 Cormorant. In the roost 2 juv Glaucous Gulls. (D Cox S Haynes P Hyde J Judge T Marlow R Mays J Rushforth)

Short-eared Owl---John Judge---

Smew---Bob Hazell---

January 22nd

Redhead Smew, Scaup, Little Egret, 17 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven and 8 Bullfinch. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull and juv Iceland Gull. (D Cox N & A Hand R Knightbridge S Nichols T Marlow R Mays)

January 21st

Red-necked Grebe and 5 Scaup. In the roost 2 juv Glaucous Gull. (F Buckel T Clermont J Judge T Marlow C Smith)

Glaucous Gull---Cliff Smith---

January 20th

Red-necked Grebe, 4 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, c10 Goosander, Dunlin, c40 Tree Sparrow, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull. (K Foster B Hazell P Hyde J Judge T Marlow)

Red-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---John Judge---Tim Marlow---

January 19th

Dunlin. In the roost adult/sub-adult and juv Glaucous Gull and second winter Caspian Gull (T Clermont)

January 18th

5 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, c15 Goosander, Dunlin, 12+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Shelduck, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Raven “Dusky” type Canada Goose and of interest an albino Pheasant. In the roost adult/sub-adult Glaucous Gull (K Groocock B Hazell P Hyde J Judge K Foster)

Buzzard---Bob Hazell---

January 17th

5 Scaup, 18 Goosander, Dunlin, c40 Tree Sparrow, 3 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 3 Siskin and Raven. In the roost 4 Glaucous Gulls (adult, adult/sub-adult and 2 juv) (B Hazell T Marlow)

January 16th

Scaup, Little Egret, 9 Goosander, c30 Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail. (K Yates)

January 15th

3 Scaup. In the roost 2 Glaucous Gulls adult/sub-adult and juv. (J Judge T Marlow)

January 14th

4 Scaup, Little Egret, 23+ Goosander, Redshank, Dunlin, 45+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 150+ Tufted Duck and 80+ Great Crested Grebe. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and first winter Caspian Gull. (J Judge R Knightbridge C Lane T Marlow K Oliver J Rumble D Watson)

January 13th

No records for today.

January 12th

No records for today.

January 11th

5 Scaup, 3 drake Common Scoter, Little Egret, 20+ Goosander, c20 Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, Peregrine and Grey Wagtail. In the roost 3 Glaucous Gulls 2 adult/sub-adult and juv and Yellow-legged Gull. (K Barnsley P Hands P Hyde J Judge R Wakelam)

January 10th

Little Egret, 6 Goosander and 10+ Tree Sparrow. In the roost 2 adult/sub-adult Glaucous Gulls and leucistic LBB/Herring Gull. (A Foote M Foote J Judge T Marlow P Owen)

January 9th

5 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 20+ Goosander, 40 Tree Sparrow, 5 Pochard and Raven. In the roost adult/sub-adult Glaucous Gull. (D Cox T Marlow R Mays S Singer)

January 8th

4 Scaup, redhead Smew, Little Egret, 30 Goosander, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Pochard and Grey Wagtail. In the roost adult/sub-adult Glaucous Gull. (P Bray F Cooper D Dedman A Long T Marlow)

January 7th

In the roost adult Caspian Gull and leucistic LBB/Herring Gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

January 6th

5 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 35 Goosander, 2 Pintail, 40+ Tree Sparrow, 11 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, Grey Wagtail, 170 Greylag Goose and c400 Canada Goose. (B Hazell)

Teal---Bob Hazell---

January5th

5 Scaup, 3 Little Egret, c35 Goosander, 2 Dunlin, c30 Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher 9 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, Sparrowhawk and 170+ Cormorant. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and the leucistic LBB/Herring Gull. (B Hazell P Hyde T Marlow)

Teal, Goldfinch and Robin---Bob Hazell---

January 4th

5 Scaup, Little Egret, c20 Goosander, 2 Dunlin (+ 15 through the roost) 40+ Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher and 6 Pochard. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and the leucistic LBB/Herring Gull (B Hazell P Hyde J Judge T Marlow)

Red-legged Partridge---Bob Hazell---

January 3rd

5 Scaup, 3 Little Egret, c20 Goosander, 2 Dunlin, c30 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 5 Raven, c80 Golden Plover and Pochard. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull (different bird to Dec 31st adult in morning) adult Med Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, the leucistic LBB/Herring Gull and a presumed adult Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid. (D Cox B Hazell J Judge T Marlow R Mays)

Goldeneye---Bob Hazell---

January 2nd

No records for today.

January 1st

See 2017 at a glance for species seen today. (K Barnsley J Judge)