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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2020 Qtr 3 up to 30 Sep (October 5, 2020, 08:36:28 PM) quote  
2020 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (4th Jan 2020), Little Grebe (3rd Jan 2020), Cormorant (4th Jan 2020), Bittern (Not yet recorded in 2020), Grey Heron (1st Jan 2020), White Stork (Not yet recorded in 2020), Little Egret (4th Jan 2020), Great White Egret (Not yet recorded in 2020), Mute Swan (1st Jan 2020), Black Swan (Not yet recorded in 2020), Greylag Goose (4th Jan 2020), Canada Goose (4th Jan 2020), Barnacle Goose (16th Jan 2020), Egyptian Goose (4th Jan 2020), Shelduck (29 Feb 2020), Mandarin (7th Sep 2020), Wigeon (16th Jan 2020), Goosander (Not yet recorded in 2020), Pintail (Not yet recorded in 2020), Teal (1st Jan 2020), Gadwall (11th Jan 2020), Garganey (30th Jun 2020), Mallard (1st Jan 2020), Shoveler (4th Jan 2020), Pochard (2nd Feb 2020), Red-crested Pochard (21st Feb 2020), Tufted Duck (4th Jan 2020), Goldeneye (19th Feb 2020), Red Kite (11th Jan 2020), Sparrowhawk (6th Jan 2020), Buzzard (1st Jan 2020), Kestrel (11th Jan 2020), Hobby (23rd Apr 2020), Peregrine Falcon (Not yet recorded in 2020), Osprey (Not yet recorded in 2020), Pheasant (11th Jan 2020), Water Rail (1st Jan 2020), Moorhen (4th Jan 2020), Coot (1st Jan 2020), Oystercatcher (19th Feb 2020), Little Ringed Plover (16th Apr 2020), Golden Plover (Not yet recorded in 2020), Lapwing (31st Mar 2020), Ruff (26th Apr 2020), Snipe (27th Jan 2020), Jack Snipe (Not yet recorded in 2020), Redshank (14th Mar 2020), Greenshank (24th Apr 2020), Green Sandpiper (2nd Jan 2020), Common Sandpiper (25th Apr 2020), Mediterranean Gull (22nd Mar 2020), Common Gull (5th Jan 2020), Black-headed Gull (4th Jan 2020), Herring Gull (8th Feb 2020), Lesser Black-backed Gull (24th Mar 2020), Greater Black-backed Gull (11th Apr 2020), Common Tern (25th Apr 2020), Arctic Tern (Not yet recorded in 2020), Stock Dove (4th Jan 2020), Collared Dove (11th Apr 2020), Woodpigeon (4th Jan 2020), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (1st Apr 2020), Ring-necked Parakeet (4th Jan 2020), Cuckoo (25th Apr 2020), Barn Owl (Not yet recorded in 2020), Tawny Owl (9th May 2020), Swift (21st Apr 2020), Kingfisher (4th Jan 2020), Green Woodpecker (1st Jan 2020), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Jan 2020), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Not yet recorded in 2020), Swallow (13th Apr 2020), House Martin (30th Apr 2020), Sand Martin (Not yet recorded in 2020), Meadow Pipit (Not yet recorded in 2020), Yellow Wagtail (23rd Apr 2020), Grey Wagtail (1st Jan 2020), Pied Wagtail (4th Jan 2020), Wren (2nd Jan 2020), Dunnock (4th Jan 2020), Robin (4th Jan 2020), Blackbird (4th Jan 2020), Fieldfare (23rd Jan 2020), Song Thrush (8th Feb 2020), Redwing (4th Jan 2020), Mistle Thrush (25th Jan 2020), Cetti's Warbler (1st Jan 2020), Sedge Warbler (29th Apr 2020), Reed Warbler (20th Apr 2020), Garden Warbler (4th May 2020), Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2020), Lesser Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2020), Blackcap (23rd Mar 2020), Chiffchaff (16th Mar 2020), Willow Warbler (7th Apr 2020), Goldcrest (3rd Jan 2020), Firecrest (Not yet recorded in 2020), Spotted Flycatcher (Not yet recorded in 2020), Stonechat (Not yet recorded in 2020), Long-tailed Tit (4th Jan 2020), Coal Tit (3rd Jan 2020), Blue Tit (1st Jan 2020), Great Tit (1st Jan 2020), Nuthatch (1st Jan 2020), Treecreeper (5th Jan 2020), Magpie (4th Jan 2020), Jackdaw (4th Jan 2020), Rook (1st Mar 2020), Carrion Crow (1st Feb 2020), Raven (1st Jan 2020), Jay (4th Jan 2020), Starling (25th Apr 2020), House Sparrow (Not yet recorded in 2020), Chaffinch (1st Jan 2020), Brambling (8th Feb 2020), Greenfinch (2nd Jan 2020), Goldfinch (4th Jan 2020), Siskin (3rd Jan 2020), Bullfinch (Not yet recorded in 2020), Hawfinch (Not yet recorded in 2020) and Reed Bunting (3rd Jan 2020).

Sep 1st – Sep 30th 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Great Crested Grebe (7th (chick still thriving) Sep), Mandarin (7th Sep), Egyptian Goose (9th (Pair on LF with very late brood of 9 goslings) & 23rd (3) Sep), Cetti’s Warbler (9th Sep), Chiffchaff (9th (lots) Sep), Hobby (18th & 23rd Sep), Green Sandpiper (18th & 20th Sep), Lapwing (20th (30) Sep), Kingfisher (20th , 24th 30th (a few sightings including a possible recent fledging of a third brood) Sep), Grey Wagtail (20th (2 possibly juvs) Sep), Little Egret (23rd (2) Sep) and Water Rail (24th Sep).

Frog (18th (by Weasel Wall) Sep).

Harvest Mouse (23rd (2 nests) Sep).

Aug 1st – Aug 31st 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Kingfisher (2nd , 9th – 10th , 14th (1), 20th (3) & 22nd Aug), Great Crested Grebe (2nd – 3rd (Adult and forlorn juv in dropping water levels), 9th (adult only), 10th (adult feeding young), 13th (adult and young), 15th – 16th (chick being fed Sticklebacks) & 24th (Adult & youngster) Aug), Buzzard (3rd (blood on body and around beak), 7th (on LF) & 20th (2) Aug), Lapwing (9th (15) & 10th (26) Aug), Robin (9th Aug), Blue Tit (10th Aug), Great Tit (10th Aug), Little Grebe (10th (Pair with 3 well grown young plus pair with 2 recently hatched young. 7 broods so far this year) & 20th (plus 2 young) Aug), Tufted Duck (10th (f with new brood of 2 ducklings) Aug), Little Egret (10th (6) & 13th (13) Aug), Cetti’s Warbler (15th Aug), Green Sandpiper (16th (2), 20th & 22nd Aug), Common Sandpiper (14th Aug), Reed Warbler (14th (2 juvs) Aug), Grey Wagtail (20th (juv) & 22nd Aug), Blackcap (20th (m) Aug), Chiffchaff (20th (lots) Aug), Common Tern (20th (1) Aug), Willow Warbler (23rd Aug) and Greylag Goose (24th (172 – possibly a record count) Aug).

Red Underwing (Catocala nupta) (10th Aug), Copper Underwing (14th Aug), Jersey Tiger Moth (20th Aug), Comma (20th (a few) Aug), Hoverfly (Eristalis intricarius / Eristalis intricaria) - Furry Dronefly (a Bumblebee mimic) (20th Aug), Woolly Alder Sawfly (20th (larva) Aug) and Southern Green Shieldbug (Nezara viridula) (24th (14 3rd instars) Aug).

Migrant Hawker (10th , 14th (6) & 24th (4) Aug), Emerald Damselfly (11th Aug), Ruddy Darter (13th & 20th Aug), Willow Emerald Damselfly (13th , 20th & 24th Aug), Common Blue Damselfly (13th & 20th (lots) Aug), Black-tailed Skimmer (13th Aug), Red-eyed Damselfly (20th Aug), Common Darter (20th & 24th Aug), Brown Hawker (20th Aug) and Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum) (24th (about 20 ovipositing) Aug).

Stickleback (13th (hundreds, if not thousands) & 15th – 16th (Adult Great Crested Grebe feeding chick with Sticklebacks) Aug).

Mossy Willow Catkin Gall (14th (new to the ML Species List) Aug and Rigid Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) (24th (new to the ML Species List) Aug).

Jul 1st – Jul 30th 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Great Crested Grebe (4th (with at least 2 small young), 5th (still on nest and 1 egg), 14th (pair each carrying a single youngster on their back), 23rd (with a chick) and 30th (pair with single chick – low water levels) Jul), Black-headed Gull (5th (124 including 20 or so free-flying juvs plus 16+ juvs still on the rafts), 8th & 14th (almost all young have fledge but one late breeding pair have 1 chick on raft) Jul), Kingfisher (5th (Adults using middle hole of Kingfisher nest box plus juvs from an earlier brood around the old root ball site), 6th (a second brood), 7th (2 juvs), 8th (2 juvs around rotunda pool), 14th (Two immature birds remain near the root ball at Rotunda Hide and an adult male seen carrying a fish), 20th (1) & 23rd (m&f at centre chamber of Kingfisher Nest box - lots of activity at Barge Pond) Jul), Little Grebe (5th (3 chicks, plus another nest being built), 8th (juvs), 14th (2+1+2 immature birds) & 23rd (pair feeding young – about the 5th brood so far this year) Jul), Green Sandpiper (5th (2), 7th (4), 8th , 14th (1), 20th (1) & 30th (3) Jul), Lapwing (7th (1), 14th (22 flew in from LF) & 20th (22) Jul), Little Egret (7th & 20th Jul), Chiffchaff (12th Jul), Green Woodpecker (14th (adult and two immature birds) & 20th Jul), Great Spotted Woodpecker(14th (2) Jul), Tufted Duck (14th f with a single duckling) and 30th (with new broods of young, 6 & 2 ducklings. An older brood was also noted so at least three broods so far this year.) Jul), Red-crested Pochard (14th (the immature almost adult size now) Jul), Ring-necked Parakeet (14th (mobile flock of 25) Jul), Song Thrush (14th (2 singing birds plus a bird collecting food near the Chiltern Club) Jul), Greylag Goose (14th (LF) Jul), Canada Goose (14th (LF) Jul), Cetti’s Warbler (20th Jul), Moorhen (23rd (3 new broods) Jul) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (23rd Jul).

Cinnabar Moth (5th , 7th & 14th (hundreds of caterpillars seemingly everywhere on all recorded dates) Jul), Red Admiral (7th (a few) & 20th (4) Jul), (Peacock (7th & 20th (2) Jul), Ringlet (7th Jul), Meadow Brown (7th & 20th (a few) Jul), Holly Blue (7th (1) & 20th Jul), Small Tortoiseshell (7th (caterpillars) Jul), Small China Mark (12th Jul), Gypsy Moth (14th (caterpillar) Jul), Purple Hairstreak (20th (3) Jul), Small Copper (20th Jul), Comma (20th (6) Jul), Gatekeeper (20th (2) Jul), Large White (20th (2) Jul), Small White (20th (2) Jul), Speckled Wood (20th Jul), Elephant Hawk-moth (20th (caterpillar) Jul), Leopard Moth (23rd (laying eggs in middle of path near Double-decker) Jul), Oak Processionary Moth (27th (nest found in Plantation – Forestry Commission aware) Jul) and Jersey Tiger Moth (30th Jul). Common Darter (5th & 20th (pair) Jul), Brown Hawker (7th & 20th (2) Jul), Banded Demoiselle (7th Jul), Ruddy Darter (7th & 20th Jul) and Black-tailed Skimmer (7th (ovipositing) Jul).

Muntjac (7th Jul), Bank Vole (14th (5 young) Jul), Fox (20th Jul) and Common Shrew (30th (found dead) Jul).

Grass Snake (14th (young male about 18 inches long) Jul).

Lady’s Bedstraw (Galium verum) (12th Jul), Ragwort (Jul (with Cinnabar Moth caterpillars)), Ash Tree (14th (one large tree not looking good - with very little foliage on it) Jul) and Orange Balsam (14th (50+ cleared from end of outlet stream in the Paddocks) & 20th (cleared from Willow coppice area) Jul). Jul 14th - Scattered some seeds collected in Barn Owl meadow - Knapweed, Ox-eye Daisy, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Yellow Rattle, Meadow Vetchling and Hawkweed. Harts Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) (14th Jul).

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