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RE: Roby Mill and area


Wed June 24th. field between the dis-used tip and old golf course....2 ad + 2 juve Tree pipit..they have moved down from rough park wood closer to the old golf course. Still think more than two young but difficult to see,all of them are a bit flighty. Also near the same field ad lesser whitethroat. Sun/cloud/slight breeze.(4:25 am).

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Tues June 23rd. Golf course/rough park wood. small numbers of blue,great tit with young. Willow warbler,blackcap, c whitethroat (males singing+with young). Lesser whitethroat ad1 + 2 juve,swallow 4 ad+ 4 juve. Tree pipit 2 ad + atleast 2 young. Lafford lane. Singing skylark, yellowhammer. Good numbers of starling ad/juve. Garden. Willow tit ad 2,nuthatch 2 ad +3 juve,house sparrow ad 26 + 24 juves. Great spottedwood pecker 1 ad + 1 juve.Bullfinch,linnet,goldfinch, greenfinch and numerous chaffinch ad/juves. Over School lane 3 c buzzard. Mistle and song thrush singing, 33 pairs of blackbird some with young. (Sun,broken cloud...early morning).

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FRIDAY JUNE 19TH. Tree pipt 2 (flushed by dog walker) both birds with food, flying short distance then returning. Good numbers of lesser black backed gull 1,400+(upto 8:45 am,and still birds passing). Nuthatch 1 ad+ 2 juve in the garden,few blue,great and coal tit with young,House sparrow 24 ad+ 10 young,goldfinch,linnet also with juves. Cool Nw,cloud.

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June 17th..Willow tit 2adult in the garden early am. Around the area two other adult +1 young and one pair with 3 young. Both pairs with young have lost some juveniles and are still feeding within sight of the area they nested. Lots of c whitethroat with young also few blue,great tit ,blackcap and willow warbler. One Tree pipit seen again today,also a pair of Tufted duck heading towards the college lakes. Possible that the Tree pipits have bred as it is the first time in over 30 years i have seen them at this time of year. 2 oystercatcher on lafford lane,they have bred there before and once on the old golf course. Cloud, heavy drizzle.

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7.45 2 Oystercatchers calling over
12th June Cuckoo heard near Farley Lane
11th June Crossbill calling over near the Beacon - I've had Crossbills here between July and November - but the middle of June seems an unusual
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June 15th. Rough park wood/dis-used tip. 2 Tree pipit flushed by myself then landed before being flushed by a kestrel. Sun, cloud,cool breeze.

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June 10th.
Hobby again today....the land owner has been told. Also grey partidge again...and 2 singing skylark.

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Wednesday june 10th.
I would like to add to phils report ,as well as the willow tit mentioned today are two other pairs nearby. One pair have 3 young and the other 4.
All fledged around 8 days ago,i have not put this out until news of the pair that are in the area phil covers. I dont know if any of these birds are the 4 adults in the garden yesterday..i think they most possibly are.
Thankful that the news is out.

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Patch 10.30am
Lots of fledglings including:
Linnet, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard
etc

Most interestingly though, 5 Willow tit fledglings with 2 adults. The Willow Tit box which I'd placed nearby
had been used, as all the wood chippings had been removed.

In fact when I looked inside I saw it was still being used - by Blue Tits with 6, few day old chicks









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Tuesday 9th June. Garden....4 WILLOW TIT (ALL ADULTS)..11:15 am.

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Estimates of bird populations on Roby Mill patch (number of pairs )
map: www.abcissa-websites.co.uk/maps/map_total_area_16_5_2014.jpg
area 148 hectares; 2014 totals, for selected species, in brackets
an explanation and discussion is given below

sensitive species have been removed from this list

Canada goose 1
Mallard 3
Red legged partridge 2
Pheasant 5
Little grebe 1
Kestrel 1
Moorhen 3
Coot 2
Stock dove 2
Feral pigeon 1
Wood pigeon 17
Collard dove 2
Tawny owl 1
Great spotted woodpecker 4
Magpie 5
Jay 4
Jackdaw 10
Carrion crow 4
Goldcrest 17
Blue tit 30
Great tit 25
Coal tit 17
Willow tit 1
Swallow 3
Long-tailed tit 8
Chiffchaff 34 (26)
Willow warbler 45 (35)
Blackcap 36 (28)
Garden warbler 6 (4)
Whitethroat 39 (42)
Lesser whitethroat 2 (5)
Grasshopper warbler 3 (6)
Sedge warbler 1 (4)
Nuthatch 5
Treecreeper 10
Wren 51
Starling 2
Blackbird 48
Song thrush 39
Mistle thrush 4
Robin 44
Dunnock 41
Grey wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 2
Chaffinch 27
Greenfinch 4
Goldfinch 5
Linnet 4 (2)
Bullfinch 6 (4)
Yellowhammer 3 (3)
Reed Bunting 5 (3)

These estimates are either:
1) number of singing males (e.g Whitethroat)
2) number of discrete locations where birds have been seen regularly seen / heard - far enough apart for it to be reasonably assumed that they constitute separate pairs (e.g Long-tailed tit) and not counting birds which are unlikely to be part of the breeding population (e.g Pheasant, Magpie flock in the breeding season)
3) an educated `guestimate` (e.g. Jackdaw - a guestimate because of access issues)

They are the result of around 50 visits this year to different parts of the patch, usually around dawn, and arriving at cumulative totals.
They are provisional as the breeding season is still in full swing. These numbers may well be amended -last year, for example, I was still finding new Grasshopper warblers in June and July. Also further evidence may come to light regarding breeding or non-breeding.

Some large `days counts` of summer migrants, early in the season (e.g 37 Willow warblers singing on part of the patch on 21 April, 7 Grasshopper warblers singing on part of the patch on 23rd April) have been discounted because of the likelihood that some of these birds were passage migrants. On this basis most of the estimates of populations of migrants are from birds counted in May rather than April.

How do these numbers compare to last year?
Most species weren`t surveyed to this level last year. But where they were, several show increases (e.g. Bullfinch, Chiffchaff). In some cases this may be a real increase, but I think some of it is explained by the greater coverage this year. It follows therefore that, where there is a decrease, it is likely to be a real decrease (e.g. Lesser whitethroat, Whitethroat, Grasshopper warbler, Sedge warbler).

I have been surprised by some of the counts particularly Goldcrest, Treecreeper and Song thrush - considerably higher than I would have imagined (not having previously systematically counted them).

How do these numbers compare with published data?
Quite a lot of these counts are high enough to get a mention in the Lancashire Bird Report. In some cases (given figures from the last few year`s reports) they are likely to be the highest in the report (e.g Whitethroat).

Some species (e.g several Warblers) are present in numbers which are important at a county level. A lot of the high counts are, I think only seemingly high, due to size of the patch but also the relative paucity of other such counts in the county (especially common resident species) - only a fraction of Lancashire`s birds get monitored.

On the other hand, and paradoxically, quite a lot of the counts of commoner species (e.g. Blackbird, Blue tit) are lower than expected when compared to published data of breeding densities, given the size of the patch, the location and the type of habitat. This is, I think, probably due to the simple fact of birds being under recorded (point 5 below).

How accurate are these numbers likely to be?
This will vary with species between `very` and `fairly`. Factors which are going to be at play in affecting accuracy include:
1) The larger the population, the greater the margin for error i.e. where there are only 1 or 2 this is likely to be accurate (e.g. Coot). On the other hand the count of 51 Wrens is fairly unlikely to represent a population of exactly 51.
2) Some birds are, of course, easier to survey accurately than others for all sorts of reasons.
3) Variable `effort`. Or to put it another way, bias on my part - for example, I find Goldcrests a lot more interesting than Pheasants! Once I realised that the Goldcrest count was going to be a lot higher than I`d imagined I made a special effort to find them.
4) Double counting /over counting.
5) I think the biggest factor affecting accuracy, however, is likely to be under-counting, i.e. birds that have simply been overlooked.

Habitat
The patch is 148 hectares of former farmland, now reverted to scrub and rough grassland as well as woodland, a few small bodies of water, as well as small areas of active farmland and dwellings. It also contains the extensive, former grounds of the now dilapidated St Joseph`s College (NB there is no public access to the College building or grounds and this is enforced by security guards and CCTV) and what was previously the adjoining golf course - now also turning to scrub. I`m going to produce a more detailed map indicating habitat types.

Other Wildlife
As well as birds, the patch is rich in other forms of wildlife. In the coming months I intend to get an idea of the list of plant species as well as some other groups such and butterflies and moths.

Conclusion
The patch is rich in birdlife and is home to populations of several species which are important at a county level. This will hopefully be taken into consideration when future decisions are taken regarding the management and development of the area.

-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Tuesday 9th of June 2015 06:54:02 AM

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Thursday may 4th. 4:25PM over joining of school,lafford lane 1 Adult Hobby, mobbed c buzzard before dropping into woodland. Am rear of the methodist hall 1 cuckoo (loud bubbling call). Garden Willow tit 2 (flight direction noted,the same for a few weeks now).

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Excellent garden bird watching yesterday evening
2 Fledgling Tree sparrows in fed by parent
Willow Tit
Male Bullfinch
All a couple of feet away on feeders near the window

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May 30th. Garden...Willow tit 2..early pm. Few House martins and swallows passing north.

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May 30th. Knowles farm/golf course. ....willow warbler 9,c whitethroat 14, lssr whitethroat 1, chiffchaff 1, wren 7, Robin 10,Blackbird 29, song th 2 (singing). School lane onto lafford lane. Yellowhammer 2-male, skylark 1,Blackbird 14,linnet 2,chaffinch 8, (singing). Numerous ad+juve Blue, Great and coal tit. Grey partridge 2. Willow warbler 4(singing). Sun/cloud/cool north westerly.

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May 25th. Garden..Willow tit 1,coal tit 2 ad+4 juves. Lafford lane. Yellowhammer male 2 (singing). Lapwing 1 display. Skylark 2 (singing). Med gull adult summer 1 west from east.

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May 20th. Golf course.Graveyard.School lane. willow w 15,blackcap 11,c whitethroat 14(singing). Cuckoo in trees along the stream in the graveyard. Grey partridge 2,yellowhammer (singing 2). Mistle thrush 2 ad+3 juve.(Slacks area 1 spotted flycatcher). cool with rain showers,light-mod westerly.

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May 17th. GARDEN. Nuthatch 3. Willow tit 2. House sp 27. Greenfinch 5. Goldfinch 6. Numerous blue tit,great tit , chaffinch. Golf course(east side). Willow warbler 5 singing. C whiterhroat 4 singing +2.blackcap 2 singing.

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May 16th. East side of the golf course.Graveyard.School lane. singing..wren 27 ;robin 34; blackbird 26;song th 5;mistle th 2; blue tit 6 ; great t 8; willow warbler 17; c whitethroat 11; chaffinch 25; house sparrow (pairs 13); greenfinch 3; linnet 1; blackcap 8;goldfonch 3 and 2 pairs of lapwing. Early showers sun /cloud;light fresh northwesterly.

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May 13th Lafford/school lane. Lapwing 1+1 chick. Grey partridge 2. Skylark 1(singing). GARDEN. Willow tit 2.

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4.45am College Lane - lake - south part of patch
A male Grey Wagtail seen on several occasions carrying food - very interesting

At the lake 2 male Garden warblers were having a big sing off
Very good, this year for Garden Warblers on the patch with 6 singing males found so far (4 last year)
On the other hand Sedge warblers and Lesser whitethroats are down.

Grasshopper warblers are down as well - 3 so far, compared to 6 last year (although I had 7 reeling in a strip along the top of the patch on April 23 - some of these were probably on passage)

The vegetation is less advanced than this time last year and everywhere seems a bit drier - which would also explain sedge warblers being down. Last year some took up territory in the overgrown fields once the vegetation had grown - so there`s still time

Also singing
Willow Warbler 9 (numbers on the patch up on last year)
Blackcap 7 (numbers on the patch up on last year)
Whitethroat 11 (numbers on the patch about same as last year)
Chiffchaff 6 (numbers on the patch up on last year)

Overhead passage consisted of 4 swallows - east


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May 8th. Garden willow tit 2.. Goldfinch nest in near by garden. swift 1..(south west).

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4.50am Beacon Country Park - lake - ridge - Beacon lane - Beacon Country Park - 32 hectares
singing males
Blackcap 11
Garden Warbler 2
Whitethroat 17
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Grasshopper warbler 3
Sedge Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 9
Willow Warbler 18


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may 5th.
over knowles farm.
Swift 2.
Same date as last year.

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May 5th.
Golf course(near the stream).
Wood warbler...singing/feeding.

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May 3rd.
Peregrine 1 north over lafford lane.
Grey partridge 2.
Garden
willow tit 2.

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May 1st. Golf course/graveyard. c whitethroat 9. L whitethroat 1. Chiffchaff,willow warbler (numerous) Few alba wagtails over. Tree pipit 2. Lafford lane area. Lapwings (lost eggs to jackdaw). Numerous chiffchaff,c whitethroat. no sign of yellow wags today. Linnet 2-m,2-f. Nuthatch 4 pairs found,seem to have more about this year. Raven 2 east.

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Hi Phil, have you had any plovers over as we've had a few golden plover over Billinge Hill in the last week or so and today I had 4 unidentified plover over high my garden this morning?

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5.45 A large grey brown female Wheatear with long primary projection, perched in a bush on the Ridge
- makes it rather Greenlandy, but not a cut and dried one (I'm not sure there are cut and dried ones)


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5.30 Breacon Country Park - Lake - Ridge - Golf Course - Farley Lane - Beacon Country Park
(s)- singing
Sedge warbler 1 (s)
Grasshopper Warbler 2 (s) (looks like some of last week`s have moved on)
Lesser Whitethroat 2 (s)
Whitethroat 12 (s)
Willow Warbler 22 (s)
Chiffchaff 13 (s)
Blackcap 10 (s)
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April 27th. Graveyard. Garden warbler 1 (seen/singing). lesser whitethroat 1 (singing). C whitethroat 5 (singing). Lafford lane. Yellow wagtail 1-male,2-female. flying north...5:36 am..Hen harrier male...only 2nd male seen over the village in 36 years.

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April 24th. Lafford lane. Numerous pied and white wagtails and 1 female yellow wagtail. 24 swallow and 16 sand martin flight north. Numerous chiffchaff,willow warbler and c whitethroat. Tern species flight south east and cuckoo heard.

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5.45 - 8.45 Breacon Country Park - Lake - Ridge - Golf Course - Farley Lane - lake again - Beacon Country Park
(s)- singing
A male Wheatear was a very welcome, if distinctly overdue, patch first
It was perched on top of a mole hill in the middle of a field - it then took off and flew round, then in very tight circles rapidly gained high, a bit like a skylark,
till it was out of view - presumably to continue it`s northward journey
- A brilliant encounter with a migrant bird...migrating

In late April it could easily have been a Greenland wheatear, but in fact looked very much like Northern

Later on I saw 3 more male Northern wheatears - which amounts to a minor fall

Grasshopper warbler 7 reeling - mostly in the very extensive patches of brambles near Mill Lane
Lesser whitethroat 1 (s)
Whitethroat 6(s) - seem to be slow to arrive in force
Lesser whitethroat 1 (s)
Willow warbler 20 (s)
Chiffchaff 20 (s)
Blackcap 7(s)
Goldcrest 2 (s) 16 singing males now found on the patch
Treecreeeper 2 (s) 8 singing males now found on the patch

there has been remarkably little moving overhead over the last few days
today just one Swallow and one Meadow Pipit this morning



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5.25 - Stoney Brow - College Farm - Mill Lane - Beacon Country Park - Ridge - Golf Course - Stoney Brow - a very beautiful morning
S - singing

Lesser Whitethroat 1 (s) - 8 days later than my first last year
Blackcap 9 (s)
Whitethroat 6 (s)

Grasshopper Warbler 6 (s) - higher than any `day count` I achieved last year (see below)

Willow Warbler 37 (s) - this is a lot higher than any `day count` I managed last year and in fact my estimate of the total number of singing males on territory on the whole patch (148 hectares, link to map below) was 35

- this was a cumulative total based on lots of dawn visits to different parts of the patch throughout the spring

My health is very much better this year so I`ve been able go on much longer walks, in fact this morning`s walk covered most of the best habitat. Even so there do seem to be a lot of Willow Warblers around - some may be passing through, but on the other not all will have arrived yet .

Chiffchaff 17 (s)
Including one with an unusual song, the rhythm and pitch was normal, but in tone it was more like a greenfinch call

This is short clip of it
http://youtu.be/ITgZowlHnM0 (volume needs to be turned right up)
I predict this won`t be winning a whole rash of wildlife cameraman of the year awards in the near future - in other words it`s crap

In the same area last year I heard a Whitethroat that sounded like a Redstart! - maybe there`s been an escape of radiation resulting in a load of Chernobyl-style
mutations. I`ll monitor the ongoing situation.

Goldcrest 7(s) - 11 singing males now found on the patch
Treecreeper 5(s) - 7 singing males now found on the patch

Etc

Lake
Shoveler - pair
Tufted Duck - drake
Little Grebe - pair


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5.30 Stoney Brow - College Farm - lake - Mill Lane - Ridge - Rough park wood - Golfcourse Stoney Brow - one of those glorious, glad to be alive spring mornings
S - singing

Tree Pipit 1 near Mill Lane singing sub song
3 Trushes flying together near mill lane looked right for Ring Ouzel (i.e black, pointed wings), but I wasn`t able to get the bins on them

Common Whitethroat 6 (s)
Grasshopper warbler 2 (s)
Willow Warbler 28 (s) - a pretty remarkable number
Chiffchaff 19 (s)
Blackcap 11(s)
Goldcrest 5 (s)
Greenfinch 2 (s)
Stock Dove 1(s)

Etc

Lake
Shoveler - pair
Little Grebe - pair


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April 18th. Greenshank 2 call in flight north. Garden willow tit 2

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10.15
Tree Pipit 1 in tree near College Farm - took off and flew over calling
Whitethroat - another one

Tree Sparrow - 1 in the garden


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April 15th. White wagtail 3,pied wagtail 2, willow warbler 5, chiffchaff 8,linnet 61, blackcap 2,c whitethroat 1(16 days later than last year).,l redpoll male+ Female and Garden warbler(slacks area). Garden-willow tit 2.

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5.45 Stoney Brow - College Farm - lake - Rough park wood - Stoney Brow - still, warmish
S - singing

Common Whitethroat 1 (s) 2 days earlier than my first on the patch last year and in exactly the same place
Grasshopper warbler 1 (s) in a new location - i.e. I heard groppers at 12 locations (probably around 6 different birds) on the patch last year and this wasn't one of them
Willow Warbler 19 (s)
Chiffchaff 19 (s)
Blackcap 5(s)

Goldcrest 3 (s)
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 drumming

Etc

It`s always very striking at this time of year - the dawn chorus being dominated by the residents - Blackbirds, Robin, Song Thrush, Wren etc.
A couple of weeks later the summer migrants have almost taken over - a massive input of avian biomass from Africa - and it`s glorious!



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APRIL 14th. lafford lane. Merlin fem 1. Wheatear 2. Linnet 60+. Willow warbler 5 singing. Blackcap 2 singing Chiffchaff 3 singing.

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Monday april 13th.
School lane/lafford lane.
Linnet 60+
Lesser redpoll 6,inc 2 male singing.

Knowles farm edge of golf course.
(6 days earlier than last year)
1 Lesser whitethroat.

Garden(5:40 am).
Willow tit 2.

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April 12th.
Sand martin north over school lane.

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April 12th. Am,cuckoo 1,Dalton /Lees lane.

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APRIL 11TH,AM.(cloud , rain,sunny spells, mod west.

OSPREY 1 ,OVER SEKLMERSDALE/UPHOLLAND MOBBED BY LESSER BLACKBACKED GULLS,FLYING NORTH WEST.

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5.50 patch
Shoveler - 1 pair
Little Grebe - 1 pair
Blackcap 1 (s)
Willow Warbler 1 (s)
Chiffchaff 11(s)
Swallow 2
Etc

2 swallows north
curlew over the house calling

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5. 45 Stoney Brow - College Farm - lake - Mill Lane - Rough park wood - Golfcourse - Stoney Brow - a gorgeous morning
(s - singing)

3 of the the local Swallows have returned to Stoney Brow - 2 were involved in a prolonged aerial battle - most likely 2 males and I'm wondering if one is a displaced bird from the now demolished convent (just up the road) where they regularly nested.

Chiffchaff 21(s)
Willow warbler 1 (s)
Great tit 15 (s)
Linnet 2 (s) (4 singing males now found on the patch)
Goldcrest - 1(s) (8 singing males now found on the patch)

etc

Greenfinch- another singing male found


Lake
Shoveler - 1 drake this time
Little Grebe 2
Teal 2

Grey Partridge 2

Fieldfare 8 east

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APRIL 7TH.(fog am,sunny pm).

KNOWLES FARM/GOLF COURSE.

blackbird m-27(s).
song thrush -7(s).
mistle thrush 3(s).
blue tit 2
great tit 6(4-s).
coal tit 2
chaffinch m-21(s).
goldfinch 3
wren 15(s).
robin 18(s).
dunnock 4
jackdaw 84.
c crow 4
magpie 2.
wood pigeon 14/ 66(n).
c pheasant m-3.f-1.
pied wagtail m-1.
chiffchaff 3(s).
mallard m-2,f-3.
Canada g 4.
herring gull 46-south.
lesser blackbacked gull 140(south).
c buzzard 2
greenfinch 1.
great spotted woodpecker 2

SCHOOL LANE/LAFFORD LANE.

blackbird m-8(s).
song thrush 4(s).
mistle th 1(s).
linnet 2
blue tit 1
great tit 2
rook 1.
coal tit 1(s).
chaffinch m3(s).
goldfinch 2
wren 3(s)
robin 6(s).
dunnock 1
magpie 2
wood pigeon 4
c pheasant m-1.
skylark 1(s).
nuthatch 1(s).
meadow pipit 16-north.
c kestrel m-1,f-1.
greenfinch 3
sparrow hawk m-2,f-1.
great spotted woodpecker 1.
lapwing 1
c buzzard 3.
cormorant 1-west.
SWALLOW 1-NORTH ,6:26PM.

GARDEN
blackbird m-5,f-2.
blue tit 7
great tit 7
coal tit 3
willow tit 2
chaffinch m-6(s),f-2.
goldfinch 2
wren 4
robin 5
dunnock 4
starling 2
wood pigeon 6
collared dove 2.
goldcrest m-1(s).
nuthatch 1.
house sparrow m-10,f-5.

(s)=singing.


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APRIL 3RD.
LAFFORD LANE/SCHOOL LANE.

WHEATEAR female-1..ploughed field lafford lane.
RAVEN -1..(north east).
CORMORANT -3 (east).


GARDEN.

MOORHEN -1....(first in garden).
WILLOW TIT-2.
and the normal birds.

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6.00 - Beacon Country Park - College Farm - Lake Mill Lane Ridge - Beacon Country Park - still, bright

Meadow Pipit 45 > N
Linnet 31 > N
Siskin 1 > N
`Alba` Wagtail 2 > N

Long Tailed Tit 2- (7 probable breeding pairs now found on the patch)
Reed Bunting 1 -7 (singing males now found on the patch - surprised by this as I only found 3 last year)
Bullfinch 2 - (5 probable breeding pairs now found on the patch)
Jay 2 (5 probable breeding pairs now found on the patch )
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming (4 drumming males now found on the patch)
Mistle Thrush 1(s) 4 singing males now found on the patch)
Nuthatch - only 2 singing males found so far on the patch
Greenfinch - only 1 singing male found so far on the patch

Chiffchaff 7(s)
Linnet 2 (s)

Lake
3 Tufted Duck
2 Little Grebe

Sparrowhawk - Male `rollercoaster` display


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 2nd of April 2015 09:09:52 AM

-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Thursday 2nd of April 2015 01:39:29 PM

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7.00 - more filthy weather
Shoveler - female
Little Grebe - 2
Reed Bunting -1(s) 7 (singing males now found on the patch)
Goldcrest - 1(s) (7 singing males now found on the patch)
- also 1 singing regularly in the garden and another near Beacon Country Car Park - both just outside the patch
Linnet 2 (s)
Pied wagtail 1 pair, I've only located this 1 pair on the patch so far
Grey Wagtail 1 over
Just the one Chiffchaff heard

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