BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Bird Year List 2018


Dates species were added to the site year list:

1st January - 61 spp. Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Water Rail (Mark Hynam), Moorhen, Coot, Common Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove (Mark Hynam), Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Mark Hynam), Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch (Mark Hynam), Treecreeper, Robin, Stonechat, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail (Mark Hynam), Pied Wagtail (Mark Hynam), Chaffinch, Bullfinch (Mark Hynam), Linnet (Mark Hynam), Goldfinch, Siskin.

2nd January - 63 spp. Scaup, Mediterranean Gull.

3rd January - 66 spp. Gadwall, Peregrine, Collared Dove.

4th January - 67 spp. Snipe.

5th January - 68 spp. Mistle Thrush.

6th January -69 spp. Barnacle Goose.

8th January - 70 spp. Goosander.

10th January -71 spp. House Sparrow.

15th January - 72 spp. Brambling.

18th January - 74 spp. Lapwing & Pintail.

20th January - 75 spp. Meadow Pipit (Mark Hynam).

30th January - 76 spp. Tawny Owl.

12th February - 77 spp. Kestrel.

I have put together the graph below to show how my site year list accumulates over the year in comparison with recent years. So far, I've missed nothing that's been reported.

Date species first noted singing:

1st January - Robin (winter song) and Wren.

5th January - Chaffinch.

8th January - Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming).

10th January - Blackbird.

18th January - Dunnock.

22nd January - Nuthatch.

23rd January - Song Thrush.

30th January - Great Tit and Tawny Owl.


Updated 12 February, 2018