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.

18th February - 78 spp. Kingfisher.

19th February - 79 spp. Greenfinch.

3rd March - 81 spp. Dunlin & Woodcock (Mark Hynam).

4th March - 83 spp. Black-tailed Godwit & Little Egret.

11th March - 84 spp. Reed Bunting.

12th March - 85 spp. Sand Martin.

13th March - 86 spp. Barn Owl.

15th March - 87 spp. Little Gull.

18th March - 88 spp. Ringed Plover (Mark Hynam).

19th March - 89 spp. Wheatear.

27th March - 90 spp. Greylag Goose.

30th March - 91 spp. Blackcap.

2nd April - 92 spp. Swallow.

5th April - 93 spp. Willow Warbler.

7th April - 95 spp. Shelduck, Osprey.

12th April - 96 spp. House Martin.

14th April - 99 spp. Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Great White Egret.

19th April - 100 spp. Redstart (Tony Cook et al).

21st April - 101 spp. Sedge Warbler (Mark Hynam).

22nd April - 103 spp. Lesser Whitethroat & Whimbrel.

23rd April - 104 spp. Swift.

26th April - 105 spp. Garden Warbler.

3rd May - 106 spp. Hobby.

5th May - 107 spp. Whitethroat.

11th May - 108 spp. Red Kite.

12th May - 109 spp. Spotted Flycatcher.

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 Woodcock & Ringed Plover.

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 and Great Tit.

30th January - Tawny Owl.

19th February - Coal Tit.

12th March - Chiffchaff.

25th March - Reed Bunting (Mark Hynam)

30th March - Blackcap.

5th April - Willow Warbler.

14th April - Stock Dove, Cuckoo, Reed Warbler.

15th April - Goldcrest.

21st April - Sedge Warbler (Mark Hynam).

22nd April - Lesser Whitethroat.

26th April - Garden Warbler.

5th May - Whitethroat.


Updated 12 May, 2018