BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Bird Year List 2017


Dates species were added to the site year list:

1st January - 52 spp. Mute Swan, Bewick's Swan, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Common Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Water Rail (heard), Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Northern Lapwing, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard), Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Winter Wren, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Redwing, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Starling, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, and Eurasian Bullfinch.

2nd Janaury - 68 spp. Barnacle Goose, Common Shelduck, Common Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper, Collared Dove (per Sue Caola), Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Fieldfare (heard), Goldcrest, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (per Mark Hynam), Rook (per Sue Caola), Northern Raven, Eurasian Siskin (per Sue Caola) and Chaffinch.

3rd January - 71 spp. Dunlin, Peregrine Falcon, Song Thrush.

4th January - 72 spp. Eurasian Stonechat (per Chris Craig).

5th January - 74 spp. Common Snipe, Chiffchaff (heard).

8th January - 75 spp. Common Kingfisher.

13th January - 76 spp. Lesser Redpoll (per Colin Hunt).

16th January - 78 spp. Mistle Thrush, Jack Snipe.

20th January - 80 spp. Greylag Goose, Tawny Owl (call).

24th January - 82 spp. Reed Bunting, Mediterranean Gull.

25th January - 83 spp. Greenfinch.

5th February - 85 spp. Feral Pigeon, Green Woodpecker.

6th February - 87 spp. Stock Dove, Greater Scaup.

7th February - 88 spp. Common Kestrel.

28th February - 89 spp. Yellow-legged Gull.

7th March - 92 spp. Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Red Kite.

16th March - 93 spp. House Martin.

23rd March - 94 spp. Blackcap.

27th March - 95 spp. Osprey.

5th April - 97 spp. Willow Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit.

11th April - 98 spp. House Sparrow.

16th April - 99 spp. Eurasian Reed Warbler.

18th April - 101 spp. Yellow Wagtail, Barn Owl.

19th April - 102 spp. Common Cuckoo (per Sarah Lynett).

21st April - 103 spp. Garden Warbler.

24th April - 105 spp. Eurasian Hobby (per Andrew Stagg), Common Swift.

25th April - 107 spp. Sedge Warbler, Eurasian Woodcock.

26th April - 108 spp. Common Whitethroat.

28th April - 109 spp Common Grasshopper Warbler.

1st May - 110 spp. Lesser Whitethroat.

11th May - 111 spp. Common Tern.

23rd May - 112 spp. Spotted Flycatcher.

3rd July - 113 spp. Common Scoter.

8th July - 114 spp. Common Greenshank.

9th July - 115 spp. Common Redshank (per Christine & Mike O'Connor).

10th July - 116 spp. Little Ringed Plover.

20th August - 117 spp. Ringed Plover.

24th August - 118 spp. Garganey.

28th August - 119 spp. Sandwich Tern.

3rd September - 120 spp. Black-necked Grebe.

6th September - 121 spp. Black Tern.

9th September - 122 spp. Northern Wheatear.

12th September - 124 spp. Arctic Tern, Whinchat.

3rd October - 125 spp. Ruff.

18th October - 126 spp. Cetti's Warbler.

19th October - 127 spp. Skylark.

20th October - 128 spp. Eurasian Curlew.

28th October - 129 spp. Red-crested Pochard.

30th October - 130 spp. Golden Plover.

5th December - 131 spp. Whooper Swan.

I have put together the graph below to show how my site year list accumulates over the year in comparison with 2014/15/16. So far, I've missed just the Red-crested Pochard.

Date species first noted singing:

1st January - European Robin (winter song) and Great Tit.

2nd January - Eurasian Nuthatch (partial song).

16th January - Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming).

24th January - Dunnock.

25th January - Coal Tit, Chaffinch.

2nd March - Eurasian Treecreeper, Stock Dove.

7th March - Reed Bunting.

23rd March - Blackcap.

16th April - Eurasian Reed Warbler.

19th April - Common Cuckoo.

21st April - Garden Warbler.

25th April - Sedge Warbler.

26th April - Common Whitethroat.

28th April - Common Grasshopper Warbler.

1st May - Lesser Whitethroat.


Updated 5th December, 2017