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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2020 Qtr 4 up to 31 Dec (January 3, 2021, 05:12:45 AM) 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 (29th 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).

Dec 1st – Dec 31st 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Mallard (1st (good numbers) & 7th (big flock) Dec), Water Rail (1st (2). 6th (2), 13th , 15th (2), 24th & 31st Dec), Snipe (6th (1) Dec), Cetti’s Warbler (6th Dec), Green Woodpecker (6th & 24th Dec), Greylag Goose (6th (huge numbers on LF) Dec), Canada Goose (6th (huge numbers on LF) Dec), Barnacle Goose (6th (1 on LF) Dec), Egyptian Goose (6th (pair on LF with 5 immature birds) & 24th (7) Dec), Lapwing (6th (50) Dec), Buzzard (12th , 15th & 19th Dec), Sparrowhawk (12th & 15th (trying to take off with a Moorhen) Dec), Great Spotted Woodpecker (12th Dec), Red Kite (15th (2) Dec), Pochard (19th (3) Dec), Tufted Duck (19th (4) Dec), Little Grebe (19th (2) Dec), Ring-necked Parakeet (19th (4) Dec), Great Crested Grebe (20th Dec), Wigeon (20th (15 on LF) Dec), Kingfisher (male a few days before 31st Dec) and Treecreeper (31st Dec).

Stickleback (6th (c11 caught by Water Rail) Dec).

Muntjac (15th (2) Dec), Vole (19th Dec) and Rabbit (19th (4) Dec).

Nov 1st – Nov 30th 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (4th (f) Nov), Mallard (4th (large numbers), 13th (c40) , 16th (30+) & 19th (40+) Nov), Egyptian Goose (4th (pair on reserve, plus pair on LF with 2 surviving also fully grown goslings) & 23rd (couple displaying) Nov), Kingfisher (4th , 6th & 11th – 12th Nov), Cetti’s Warbler (4th , 6th (at least 2) & 12th Nov), Siskin (4th (1) Nov), Long-tailed Tit (4th (small flock) Nov), Robin (4th & 11th (Reggie) Nov), Mute Swan (4th (first winter bird) Nov), Shoveler (4th (3) , 12th & 16th (5) Nov), Wigeon (4th (2) Nov), Water Rail (6th , 11th – 12th (2 calling), 16th (2 squealing), 21st (1 calling) & 30th (2) Nov), Green Woodpecker (11th Nov), Teal (11th (8) , 15th (numbers growing) & 16th (16) Nov), Canada Goose (11th (lots on LF) Nov), Greylag Goose (11th (lots on LF) Nov), Grey Heron (11th Nov), Jackdaw (11th (numbers building up) & 16th (over 1000 c4pm) Nov), Greenfinch (11th Nov), Little Grebe (11th (3) Nov), Crow (11th (23) Nov), Red Kite (12th (pair) & 23rd Nov), Magpie (12th & 16th (14) Nov), Sparrowhawk (13th & 15th Nov), Goldfinch (13th (c20) Nov), Cormorant (13th Nov), Gadwall (15th (a few) Nov), Starling (16th (200+ coming to roost in parties of 30-40) Nov), Tufted Duck (19th (8) Nov), Pochard (19th (1) Nov), Chaffinch (19th (2m) Nov) and Buzzard (19th Nov).

Muntjac (4th (2) & 16th (1) Nov) and Fox (4th (on LF) & 12th Nov).

Stickleback (12th (caught by Kingfisher) Nov).

Oct 1st – Oct 31st 2020 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Coot (1st Oct), Robin (1st (3+) Oct), Crow (1st Oct), Black-headed Gull (1st Oct), Green Woodpecker (1st Oct), Blackbird (1st Oct), Grey Heron (1st Oct), Moorhen (1st (3 juvs) Oct), Canada Goose (1st (2 on reserve & 40+ on LF) Oct), Mallard (1st (3) & 26th (12) Oct), Jay (1st Oct), Greylag Goose (1st (20+ on LF) Oct), Red Kite (1st Oct), Buzzard (1st Oct), Jackdaw (1st Oct), Hobby (1st Oct), Cetti’s Warbler (1st , 13th (2 calling), 21st (singing male) & 25th – 26th Oct), Nuthatch (6th Oct), Kingfisher (6th (3), 19th & 25th – 26th Oct), Water Rail (13th Oct), Treecreeper (25th Oct), Siskin (25th (20+) Oct), Redwing (25th Oct), Teal (26th (20+) Oct), Great Crested Grebe (19th (young one) Oct) and Robin (25th Oct).

Brown Rat (1st Oct), Glis Glis (1st (new to the ML Species List - in Nest Box Ha) Oct), Harvest Mouse (1st (2 nests taking total to 4) Oct) and Wood Mouse (1st (a pair under refugia) Oct).

Frog (1st (young one in Plantation) & 13th (1) Oct) and Toad (13th (2) Oct),

Common Darter (1st (2) & 25th Oct), Wasp (1st (on Ivy) Oct), Ivy Bee 6th Oct) and Lunar Caddisfly (25th Oct).

Red Slug (25th Oct).

King Alfred’s Cake (1st Oct), Saffron-drop Bonnet (Mycena crocata) (1st Oct), Wood Blewitt (13th Oct), Dogs Vomit Slime Mould (25th Oct), Southern Bracket (Ganaderma australe) (25th Oct), Split Gill (Schizophyllum commune) (25th Oct), Turkey Tail (Tramrtes versicolor) (25th Oct) and Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum) (25th Oct). Gelder Rose (25th (berries) Oct), Spindle (25th (berries) Oct), Blackberry (25th (berries) Oct), Alder Buckthorn (25th (berries) Oct) and Wayfaring Tree (25th (berries) Oct).

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