Sunday, 28 September 2014


Wasn't as lazy this morning although I may as well have stayed in bed. The patch was still quiet with much the same as yesterday, lots of Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, and double figure Grey Wagtails with a few commuting between the New sewage works and the pond. An Adult Med Gull flew over.

Back on the sea front the sea mist was quite thick but I did manage to pick up a Bonxie sat on the water. After a short time it took off and headed south. Another Adult Med Gull flew North. So after 4 hours that was the pick of the bunch.
Maybe later will be better....

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Willow Emerald and Red Backed Shrike.

Had a late start today so didn't get onto the patch till just after lunch, it was fairly quiet but the first bird was a Wheatear on the rocks from the cliffs. further round lots of long-tailed tits with a couple of Chiffchaffs mixed in nothing rare. The same really around the disused railway and New Sewage works. On the pond however were 2 Willow Emerald, I think a first ever for me.

Rob found a cracking Juvenile Red Backed Shrike at Ness point so late afternoon I headed there and luckily it was still present although only for about 20 minutes before disappearing of to roost presumably.

I then nipped to Hamilton Road in the hope I would find the 2 Black Redstarts that had been present, my luck was in.

I had a nice relaxing day today topped off with some easy good birds.

Corton Local Patch list 27/09/2014

1 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
2 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
3 Greylag Goose Anser anser
4 Brent Goose Branta bernicla
5 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
6 Wigeon Anas penelope
7 Teal Anas crecca
8 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
9 Pintail Anas acuta
10 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
11 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
12 Eider Somateria mollissima
13 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
14 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
15 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
16 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
17 Goosander Mergus merganser
18 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
19 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
20 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
21 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
22Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
23 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer
24 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
25 Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
26 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
27 Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
28 Leach's Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
29 Gannet Morus bassanus
30 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
31 Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
32 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
33 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
34 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
35 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
36 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
37Red Kite Milvus milvus
38 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
39 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
40 Buzzard Buteo buteo
41 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
42 Merlin Falco columbarius
43 Hobby Falco subbuteo
44 Peregrine Falco peregrinus
45 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
46 Coot Fulica atra
47 Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 24/09/2013
48 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
49 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
50 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
51 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
52 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
53 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
54 Curlew Numenius arquata
55 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
56 Turnstone Arenaria interpres
57 Knot Calidris canutus
58 Ruff Calidris pugnax
59 Sanderling Calidris alba
60 Dunlin Calidris alpina
61 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
62Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
63 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
64 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
65 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
66 Redshank Tringa totanus
67 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
68 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
69 Snipe Gallinago gallinago
70 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
71 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
72 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
73 Great Skua Stercorarius skua
74 Puffin Fratercula arctica
75 Razorbill Alca torda
76 Guillemot Uria aalge
77 Little Tern Sternula albifrons
78 Black Tern Chlidonias niger
79 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
80 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
81 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
82 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
83 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
84 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
85 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
86 Common Gull Larus canus
87 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
88 Herring Gull Larus argentatus
89 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
90 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
91 Rock Dove Columba livia
92 Stock Dove Columba oenas
93 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
94 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
95 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
96 Tawny Owl Strix aluco
97 Swift Apus apus
98 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
99Wryneck Jynx torquilla 15/08/2013
100 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
101 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
102Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
103 Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
104 Magpie Pica pica
105 Jay Garrulus glandarius
106 Jackdaw Corvus monedula
107 Rook Corvus frugilegus
108 Carrion Crow Corvus corone
109 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
110 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
111 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
112 Great Tit Parus major
113 Coal Tit Periparus ater
114 Skylark Alauda arvensis
115 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris
116 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
117 Swallow Hirundo rustica
118 House Martin Delichon urbicum
119 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
120Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides 20/08/2013
121 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
122 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
123 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
124 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
125 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
126 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
127 Whitethroat Sylvia communis
128 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
129 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
130 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
131 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
132 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
133 Blackbird Turdus merula
134 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
135 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
136 Redwing Turdus iliacus
137 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
138 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
139 Robin Erithacus rubecula
140 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
141 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
142 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
143 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
144 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
145 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
146 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
147 Dunnock Prunella modularis
148 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
149 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
150 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
151 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
152 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
153 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
154 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
155 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
156 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
157 Greenfinch Chloris chloris
158 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
159 Siskin Carduelis spinus
160 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
161 Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret
162 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Carduelis flammea
163 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
164 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
165Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
166Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus
167 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Reed Bunting
Black Brant
Emberiza schoeniclus
Branta bernicla nigricans