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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2021 Qtr 1 up to 31 Mar (April 19, 2022, 04:34:32 AM) quote  
2021 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (1st Jan 2021), Little Grebe (1st Jan 2021), Cormorant (1st Jan 2021), Bittern (Not yet recorded in 2021), Grey Heron (1st Jan 2021), White Stork (Not yet recorded in 2021), Little Egret (28th Jan 2021), Great White Egret (Not yet recorded in 2021), Mute Swan (Not yet recorded in 2021), Black Swan (Not yet recorded in 2021), Greylag Goose (1st Jan 2021), Canada Goose (1st Jan 2021), Barnacle Goose (28th Jan 2021), Egyptian Goose (1st Jan 2021), Shelduck (28th Feb 2021), Mandarin (Not yet recorded in 2021), Wigeon (1st Jan 2021), Goosander (Not yet recorded in 2021), Pintail (Not yet recorded in 2021), Teal (1st Jan 2021), Gadwall (1st Jan 2021), Garganey (Not yet recorded in 2021), Mallard (1st Jan 2021), Shoveler (1st Jan 2021), Pochard (1st Jan 2021), Red-crested Pochard (1st Jan 2021), Tufted Duck (1st Jan 2021), Goldeneye (Not yet recorded in 2021), Red Kite (1st Jan 2021), Sparrowhawk (5th Jan 2021), Buzzard (1st Jan 2021), Kestrel (29th Mar 2021), Hobby (Not yet recorded in 2021), Peregrine Falcon (Not yet recorded in 2021), Osprey (Not yet recorded in 2021), Pheasant (4th Jan 2021), Water Rail (1st Jan 2021), Moorhen (1st Jan 2021), Coot (1st Jan 2021), Oystercatcher (27th Jan 2021), Little Ringed Plover (Not yet recorded in 2021), Golden Plover (Not yet recorded in 2021), Lapwing (1st Jan 2021), Ruff (Not yet recorded in 2021), Snipe (14th Jan 2021), Jack Snipe (Not yet recorded in 2021), Redshank (Not yet recorded in 2021), Greenshank (Not yet recorded in 2021), Green Sandpiper (18th Mar 2021), Common Sandpiper (Not yet recorded in 2021), Mediterranean Gull (Not yet recorded in 2021), Common Gull (5th Jan 2021), Black-headed Gull (1st Jan 2021), Herring Gull (1st Jan 2021), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Not yet recorded in 2021), Greater Black-backed Gull (Not yet recorded in 2021), Common Tern (Not yet recorded in 2021), Arctic Tern (Not yet recorded in 2021), Stock Dove (1st Jan 2021), Collared Dove (Not yet recorded in 2021), Woodpigeon (1st Jan 2021), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (1st Jan 2021), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st Jan 2021), Cuckoo (Not yet recorded in 2021), Barn Owl (Not yet recorded in 2021), Tawny Owl (Not yet recorded in 2021), Swift (Not yet recorded in 2021), Kingfisher (1st Jan 2021), Green Woodpecker (1st Jan 2021), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Jan 2021), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Not yet recorded in 2021), Swallow (Not yet recorded in 2021), House Martin (Not yet recorded in 2021), Sand Martin (21st Mar 2021), Meadow Pipit (Not yet recorded in 2021), Yellow Wagtail Not yet recorded in 2021), Grey Wagtail (Not yet recorded in 2021), Pied Wagtail (29th Jan 2021), Wren (Not yet recorded in 2021), Dunnock (1st Jan 2021), Robin (1st Jan 2021), Blackbird (1st Jan 2021), Fieldfare (10th Jan 2021), Song Thrush (Not yet recorded in 2021), Redwing (1st Jan 2021), Mistle Thrush (19th Jan 2021), Cetti's Warbler (6th Feb 2021), Sedge Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2021), Reed Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2021), Garden Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2021), Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2021), Lesser Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2021), Blackcap (1st Apr 2021), Chiffchaff (21st Jan 2021), Willow Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2021), Goldcrest (Not yet recorded in 2021), Firecrest (10th Jan 2021), Spotted Flycatcher (Not yet recorded in 2021), Stonechat (Not yet recorded in 2021), Long-tailed Tit (1st Jan 2021), Coal Tit (Not yet recorded in 2021), Blue Tit (1st Jan 2021), Great Tit (1st Jan 2021), Nuthatch (1st Jan 2021), Treecreeper (14th Jan 2021), Magpie (1st Jan 2021), Jackdaw (1st Jan 2021), Rook (Not yet recorded in 2021), Carrion Crow (1st Jan 2021), Raven (1st Jan 2021), Jay (1st Jan 2021), Starling (1st Jan 2021), House Sparrow (Not yet recorded in 2021), Chaffinch (Not yet recorded in 2021), Brambling (Not yet recorded in 2021), Greenfinch (6th Feb 2021), Goldfinch (1st Jan 2021), Siskin (1st Jan 2021), Bullfinch (2nd Mar 2021), Hawfinch (Not yet recorded in 2021) and Reed Bunting (Not yet recorded in 2021).

Mar 1st – Mar 31st 2021 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Kingfisher (2nd (at both Rotunda and Barge ponds), 12th (1), 14th (heard), 18th (leaving left hand nest hole of Kingfisher Nest Box 22) & 21st Mar), Egyptian Goose (2nd (1 on branch by Duck Nest Box R opposite Teal, another pair by Teal Hide), 14th (Adult with 6 young on LF) & 18th (pair with 6 (of original 7) goslings) Mar), Black-headed Gull (2nd (loads on lake by the rafts, with at least 3 pairs looking ready to nest), 5th (lots on lake and LF), 12th (300+ on LF) & 14th (150 by rafts & lots on LF) Mar), Grey Heron (2nd (Pair with nesting material) Mar), Bullfinch (2nd (female) & 14th (2 calling, maybe 3) Mar), Oystercatcher (5th (2 over the lake and on LF), 14th (2) & 18th (2 on LF) Mar), Gadwall (12th (25 on Lynsters & 1 preening on reserve) & 14th Mar), Water Rail (12th , 14th & 18th Mar), Little Grebe (12th , 14th & 21st Mar), Wigeon (12th (20 on Lynsters), 14th & 18th (26 on flooded LF) Mar), Teal (14th Mar), Common Gull (14th (2) Mar), Green Sandpiper (18th Mar), Pheasant (18th Mar), Sand Martin (21st (2, low over Long Hedge) Mar), Chiffchaff (21st (heard) Mar), Cetti’s Warbler (21st Mar), Pied Wagtail (21st (2) and Kestrel (29th (Pair mating by Kestrel Nest Box 24) Mar).

Goat Willow (5th (catkins) & 21st (some flowering) Mar), Sweet Violet (18th (in bloom) Mar), Lungwort (18th (in bloom) Mar) and Butterbur (18th (in bloom) Mar).

Slime-mold - False Puffball (Reticularia lycoperdon) (21st Mar).

Bumblebee (18th (2) Mar) and Honey Bee (18th (taking water at pond) Mar).

Feb 1st – Feb 28th 2021 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Greenfinch (6th Feb), Cetti’s Warbler (6th & 26th Feb), Little Grebe (6th & 26th (at least 3 pairs) Feb), Canada Goose (6th (at least 2 pairs) & 8th (100 on LF) Feb), Egyptian Goose (8th (Pair prospecting the duck Nest Box R opposite Teal hide), 15th (pair near Nest Box R (female entering it), another pair by Teal Hide and a pair on LF with 7 goslings) & 26th (pair on stumps by Teal Hide) Feb), Black-headed Gull (8th (200+), 24th (Gulls displaying on raft) & 26th (c200 on LF) Feb), Blue Tit (15th Feb), Goldfinch (15th Feb), Great Spotted Woodpecker (15th Feb), Robin (15th – 16th Feb), Siskin (15th Feb), Water Rail (16th & 26th Feb), Kingfisher (26th (at both Rotunda and Barge ponds) Feb), Snipe (26th Feb), Goldfinch (26th (on Teasels) Feb), Grey Heron (26th Feb), Mute Swan (26th (1) Feb), Nuthatch (26th Feb), Fieldfare (28th (2 on LF) Feb) and Shelduck (28th (pair) Feb).

Rabbit (16th Feb), Muntjac (16th (eaten shoots) Feb) and Badger (16th (large hole recently dug) Feb).

Jan 1st – Jan 21st 2021 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Great Crested Grebe (1st Jan), Little Grebe (1st & 5th (2) Jan), Cormorant (1st Jan), Grey Heron (1st Jan), Greylag Goose (1st Jan), Canada Goose (1st Jan), Egyptian Goose (1st , 18th (a pair mating) & 28th (2) Jan), Wigeon (1st Jan), Teal (1st Jan), Gadwall (1st Jan), Mallard (1st & 5th (4) Jan), Shoveler (1st & 5th (1) Jan), Pochard (1st Jan), Red-crested Pochard (1st (8 on Lynsters) Jan), Tufted Duck (1st Jan), Red Kite (1st Jan), Buzzard (1st Jan), Water Rail (1st (4), 4th (1), 5th (2), 10th (1), 14th (1), 18th (2), 21st (1) & 27th (1) Jan), Moorhen (1st Jan), Coot (1st Jan), Lapwing (1st (at least 40 on LF) & 18th (50+ on LF) Jan), Black-headed Gull (1st Jan), Herring Gull (1st Jan), Stock Dove (1st Jan), Woodpigeon (1st Jan), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (1st Jan), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st Jan), Kingfisher (1st , 5th & 18th – 19th (1) Jan), Green Woodpecker (1st Jan), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st & 5th (2) Jan), Dunnock (1st Jan), Robin (1st , 12th & 27th (Reggie) Jan), Blackbird (1st Jan), Redwing (1st Jan), Long-tailed Tit (1st Jan), Blue Tit (1st Jan), Great Tit (1st Jan), Nuthatch (1st , 4th – 5th & 14th Jan), Magpie (1st Jan), Jackdaw (1st Jan), Carrion Crow (1st Jan), Raven (1st (1 kronking over Long Hedge) Jan), Jay (1st Jan), Starling (1st Jan), Goldfinch (1st & 4th (small flock) Jan), Siskin (1st, 4th (small flock), 10th (c40), 18th (large flock) & 27th (good-sized flock) Jan), Pheasant (4th Jan), Sparrowhawk (5th (carrying a bird) Jan), Common Gull (5th (8 on LF and football pitch) Jan), Firecrest (10th (1) & 12th Jan), Fieldfare (10th (3) Jan), Snipe (14th Jan), Treecreeper (14th & 21st Jan), Mistle Thrush (19th (1) Jan), Chiffchaff (21st Jan), Oystercatcher (27th Jan 2021), Barnacle Goose (28th Jan 2021), Little Egret (28th (4) Jan 2021) and Pied Wagtail (29th (4 on LF) Jan).

Brown Rat (5th (at least 4 including 3 young) Jan), Squirrel (5th (2) Jan) and Badger (signs they have been busy).

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