Thursday, 31 July 2014

gatesham

The flock of Lapwing still present left of Longfield house with curlew and starlings
No meadow pipits or skylarks seen.
Linnet
Blackcap
Blackbird
Whitethroat
Pied wagtail
Tree sparrow
Goldfinch
Starling
Lbb gull
Crow
Jackdaw
Rook
Robin
Coal tit
Chaffinch
Yellow hammer
Magpie
Wren
Kestrel 5
Red legged partridge
Pheasant
Mallard
Swift
Swallow
house martin
Willow tit
Long tailed tit




Wednesday, 30 July 2014

gatesham

Had a walk down from marley hill to fortune hill woods on a.sunny but windy evening.
Quiet for bird calls although still quite a bit of activity around the recently cut fields.
Around 200 Lapwing were basking in the sun with 11 curlew and 200 starling which was nice to see, around 4 kestrels were also hunting over the fields
in this.area, 2 buzzards were hunting further down near causey
Greenfinch
Linnet in gorse
Blackbird
Crow
Jay only 1
Blue/coal/long/
willow tits seen in fortune hill woods
Magpies 3
Reed bunting 1
Whitethroat 5
Lapwings 200+
Curlew 11
Starling 100
Kestrels 5+
Red kite 1
Robin 1
Wren 2
Herring gull 3
Wood pigeon
Feral pigeon
Willow warbler 10+
Chiffchaff 2
Chaffinch 1
Pheasant 30 young game.
3 red legged partridge
Swallows
House martin
Swifts x5
Yellow hammer x2



Sunday, 27 July 2014

gatesham patch

Had a long walk around my gatesham Patch as I like to call it.

Quite a few species seen 40+ at a guess.

Highlight was a green woodpecker, round back of fortune hill woods lots of kestrels 10+ a snipe, and a greenfinch which I don't usually see in that area.

Tree sparrow
Goldfinch
Collared dove
Wood pigeon
Dunnock
Blackbird
House martin
Bullfinch
Chiffchaff
G's woodpecker
Willow warbler
Coal tit
Swift
Magpie
Snipe
Kestrel
Lapwing
Crow
Pheasant
Red kite
Red legged partridge
Yellow hammer
Buzzard
Whitethroat
Great tit
Green woodpecker
Wren
Grey heron
Jay
Feral pigeon
Blue tired
Lt tit
Swift
Tree creeper
Sparrow hawk
Robin
Kestrel 10+
Grey partridge. X2
Moorhen
Mallard
Blackcap female x1
Dipper X2 causey
Robin
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
House sparrow
Lbb gull
Herring gull
Common gull
Jackdaw
Rook

Sadly didn't see any spotted flycatchers,willow.tits or nuthatch
Nice morning overall

differences from last year

Havnt really seen any nuthatch in the area, dosent seem to be as many willow warbler as last year. jay numbers seem to be down.. hell alot of game birds around the woods. buzzard numbers seem to be same as last year, kestrels doing good ,more than last year. havnt seen any spotted flycatchers although they have been spotted.

looking forward to my next outing.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

house martins galore

Around 40+ house martins around marley hill this morning flocking around a silver birch tree they seem to be feeding around not many swallows though.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

young sparrows

Hadn't seen much in the way of tree sparrows while the house sparrows were around now the house sparrows and young have dispersed I've just seen about 10 tree sparrows including young on the tree outside the house.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

willow tit

Spotted a willow tit in the tree opposite the house yesterday, also a.family of blue tits. Starlings coming to feed on seed.also 1 whitethroat opposite house, not many swallow about I'd say 2-3 but mainly house martins 10+. House sparrow 2+ males, 4 females 3 young.strange cos all the adults seem to be feeding.the same 3 young.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

baby pied wagtail

Seen a young pied wagtail up marley hill 1st one I've seen around this area, seems to be 5 house sparrows now starling are visiting yard again with young but the 2 tree sparrows which were regular spotted a month ago have vanished.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

house sparrow

Haven't really been out much lately however there has been 3 house.sparrows feeding in our yard seems to be 2 females. And 1 male. Haven't seen them in this area before, also they only seem to be a max of 3 swallow and probably 10 house martins. With occasional swifts being seen haven't seen many red kites lately.

Do house sparrows push tree sparrows out of territory since the house sparrows have been around I haven't seen the two tree sparrows.??????