2018 Records

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January

January 19th

2 Little Egrets, 15+ Goosander, 14 Wigeon and 2 Shoveler. In the roost first winter Caspian Gull. (T Clermont)

January 18th

Hawfinch and 2 Little Egrets. In the roost first winter Caspian Gull. (T Clermont D Cox T Marlow)

January 17th

No records for today.

January 16th

Hawfinch. (T Griffiths)

January 15th

Hawfinch. (P Worthy)

January 14th

2 Hawfinch. Nothing of note in the roost. (T Clermont F Cooper D Cox J Judge S McAusland)

January 13th

2 Hawfinch, 12+ Goosander and 3 Tree Sparrow. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gulls, adult Med Gull, 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls and the leucistic Herring Gull. (K Barnsley T Clermont D Edwards J Judge)

Glaucous Gull, Med Gull and leucistic Herring Gull---Theo de Clermont---

January 12th

2 Hawfinch and 6 Bullfinch. (J Evans L Flower)

January 11th

Hawfinch. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull. (T Marlow K Yates)

January 10th

2 Hawfinch, Green-winged Teal x Eurasian Teal hybrid, 21 Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail and 2 Goldcrest. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull and adult Iceland Gull. (A & R Buckel T Clermont D Cox R Evans T Marlow N Nash)

January 9th

No records for today.

January 8th

Hawfinch, Ruddy Shelduck and Egyptian Goose. (D Cox)

January 7th

3 Hawfinch, Barn Owl, adult Med Gull and 10 Bullfinch. (D Cox Nam R Mays)

Hawfinch---Nam---

January 6th

6+ Hawfinch and 19+ Goosander. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull, 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls and a Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Hopkins J Judge T Marlow M Wright)

January 5th

2 Hawfinch, Little Egret and 3+ Goosander. (T Clermont J Judge)

Hawfinch---Theo de Clermont---

Hawfinch---John Judge---

January 4th

2 Hawfinch, 18 Greenfinch, 9 Bullfinch and 20+ Chaffinch. (D Cox P Finden M Lewis)

Hawfinch---Dave Cox---

Hawfinch---Mark Lewis---

January 3rd

2 Hawfinch, Green-winged Teal x Eurasian Teal hybrid and Little Egret. In the roost adult and second winter Iceland Gulls, second winter Med Gull and 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls. (D Cox J Judge T Marlow Andy P C Workman M Workman)

Hawfinch---Claire Workman---

Hawfinch---Claire Workman---

Hawfinch---(Video)---Matt Workman---

Hawfinch---(Video)---Matt Workman---

January 2nd

2 Hawfinch, Green-winged Teal x Eurasian Teal hybrid, Little Egret, 21 Goosander, 40+ Wigeon and 40+ Goldeneye. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls. (J Barnett P Bray T Clermont F Cooper J Judge T Marlow K Smith)

Iceland Gull---Theo de Clermont---

Hawfinch---Theo de Clermont---

Hawfinch, Green Woodpecker and Little Grebe---Kyle Smith---

Hawfinch, Goosander, Goldeneye and Carrion Crow---Jon Barnett---

January 1st

2 Hawfinch, Green-winged Teal x Eurasian Teal hybrid, Merlin, 4 Egyptian Geese, Nuthatch, 16 Goosander, Treecreeper, In the roost adult Iceland Gull (different bird to bird on December 16th) (K Barnsley P Cashmore J Judge I Sansom)

Hawfinch---Ivan Sansom---

Hawfinch, Goosander, Goldeneye, and Common Gull---Ivan Sansom---