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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas (4 Viewers)

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
Birds in the other categories as follows:

Very frequent residents (100%)
Mute Swan, Mallard, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black- backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.

Frequent Residents (90 - 99%)
Canada Goose, Pheasant, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Skylark, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Linnet, Greenfinch.

Reasonably Frequent All Year (70 - 89%)
Water Rail, Coot, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer.

Very Frequent Seasonal Visitors (50 - 69%)
Tufted Duck, Red-legged Partridge, Little Egret, Peregrine, Common Snipe, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Redwing, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Siskin.

Frequent Seasonal Visitors (40 - 49%)
Greylag Goose, Hobby, Lapwing, Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Lesser Redpoll.

Reasonably Frequent Seasonal Visitors (30 - 39%)
Gadwall, Little Grebe, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler.

Less Frequent Seasonal Visitors (20 - 29%)
Mandarin Duck, Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, Common Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher.

Scarce Visitors (10 - 19%)
Goosander, Oystercatcher, Woodcock, Common Gull, Common Tern, Barn Owl, Tree Pipit, Stonechat, Whinchat, Garden Warbler.

Rare Visitors (5 - 9%)
Wigeon Shoveler, Teal, Grey Partridge, Great Crested Grebe, Goshawk, Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper Brambling, Crossbill.

In addition, there are a number of species which have been recorded in the area before 2013. These include: Corncrake (2 records in 1930's), Greenshank (1960's), Turtle Dove, Hoopoe (April 2012), Dipper (1950's), Nightingale, Black Redstart (March 2003), Tree Sparrow (1970's) and Corn Bunting (1970's).
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
The Stonechats were on the grassy bank beetween Chawson Lane allotments and Copcut Rise this morning. They were along Copcut Lane yesterday.

6+ Redpolls in birches near Ladywood this morning plus a few flyovers elsewhere. A couple of Siskin flyovers also.

2 Male Blackcaps at Ladywood.

A decent sized flock of Meadow Pipits at Porter's Mill.

Water Rails near Mildenham and in Coney Meadow.

Cetti's Warbler Coney Meadow.

A good Starling murmuration (possibly 6000 or more).

Tawny Owl and 3 Snipe at dusk.
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
A short walk this morning:

Kestrel
Displaying Sparrowhawk
Raven
Cetti's Warbler
Water Rail
Cormorant
Grey Wagtail
Flock of Siskins in alders viewed from Gorsey bank
 

Birder Gladys

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Juv Mute Swan practicing its dominance on a mallard
 

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Grey partridge in the brassica field west of Gardeners Grove. Unmistakable call as I walked along the A4133, half a dozen or more scattered and flew low as I sneaked in for a look. 13 golden plover still in the field north of the main road.
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
A Peregrine attacked a Buzzard several times - between Salwarpe and Ladywood.
Male an female Blackcaps in the hedge along the canal there.
Male Stonechat on the dung heaps along Copcut Lane.
Raven over.
Grey Wagtails
Meadow Pipits
2 Skylarks
Winter Thrushes and Mistle Thrushes
Coal Tits
Cormorant
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
A flock of 50+ Skylarks in the field opposite Fairview today was notable.
Both male and female Stonechats present by the dung heaps.
6+ Redpolls, Chaffinches and Meadow Pipits also. Redwings, Fieldfares and Mistle Thrushes.
Buzzards
2 Ravens
 

Birder Gladys

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morning short walk highlight Raven, afternoon walk highlights Snipe flying out of reed bed in daylight may of been guy shooting at Pheasant a few fields away. Grey Wagtail. Small Buzzard hunting along canal tow path
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
Quick walk this morning:

Pair of Stonechats
Peregrine
2 Large female Sparrowhawks
Buzzards
Cetti's Warbler
Blackcap male
Water Rail
2 Redpolls
Meadow Pipits
Skylarks
Winter Thrushes
 

Birder Gladys

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exercise walk took in 43 birds today.2 new for the month/year Peregrine (same one as DW), plus Kingfisher.
(Peregrine so big still identifiable from 1/2 mile away)
 

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