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Blagdon Lake Birds

Summary of the Year 2014

Dates species were added to the year list:

1st January - 46 spp; Common Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Common Blackbird, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Mallard, Common Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Common Coot, Carrion Crow, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Teal, Mute Swan, Great Cormorant, Common Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Starling, Herring Gull, Common Buzzard, Northern Shoveler, European Robin, Redwing, Fieldfare, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Eurasian Bullfinch, Feral Pigeon, Eurasian Treecreeper, Ruddy Duck, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Common Pheasant, Goosander, Winter Wren, Eurasian Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Jay, Dunnock, Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Wigeon.

2nd January - 53 spp; Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Rook, Black-necked Grebe, Gadwall, Common Sandpiper.

3rd January - 60 spp; Common Snipe, Pied Wagtail, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush.

4th January - 64 spp; Meadow Pipit, Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll, Chiffchaff.

5th January - 65 spp; Eurasian Siskin

6th January - 66 spp; European Greenfinch

7th January - 67 spp; Tawny Owl (call)

8th January - 68 spp; Northern Lapwing

11th January - 69 spp; Common Shelduck

14th January - 70 spp; Common Kingfisher

18th January - 71 spp; Green Woodpecker

22nd January - 72 spp. Eurasian Bittern

23rd January - 73 spp. Cetti's Warbler

24th January - 74 spp. Mediterranean Gull

28th January - 76 spp. Northern Pintail, Common Kestrel.

4th February - 77 spp. Northern Raven

17th February - 78 spp. Pink-footed Goose

21st February - 79 spp. Barn Owl

23rd February - 80 spp. Reed Bunting

12th March - 81 spp. Long-tailed Duck

15th March - 82 spp. Sand Martin

17th March - 84 spp. Iceland Gull, Eurasian Nuthatch.

18th March - 85 spp. Black Swan

22nd March - 87 spp. Common Redshank, Eurasian Spoonbill.

24th March - 88 spp. Barn Swallow

27th March - 89 spp. Blackcap

30th March - 91 spp. Collared Dove, Little Gull.

3rd April - 92 spp. Osprey

4th April - 93 spp. Willow Warbler

6th April - 95 spp. Garganey, Green Sandpiper.

12th April - 96 spp. House Martin

17th April - 97 spp. Reed Warbler

20th April - 98 spp. Common Swift

21st April - 99 spp. Sedge Warbler

23rd April - 102 spp. Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat.

24th April - 103 spp. Common Cuckoo

30th April - 104 spp. House Sparrow

11th May - 106 spp. Arctic Tern, Common Tern.

13th May - 107 spp. Red Kite

15th May - 108 spp. Wood Warbler

16th May - 109 spp. Spotted Flycatcher

19th May - 110 spp. Hobby

26th May - 111 spp. Water Rail

5th June - 112 spp. Greylag Goose

29th June - 113 spp. LESSER SCAUP

30th June - 115 spp. Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin.

13th July - 116 spp. Yellow-legged Gull

19th July - 118 spp. Egyptian Goose, Common Crossbill.

3rd August - 119 spp. Ringed Plover

8th August - 121 spp. Little Ringed Plover, Peregrine.

11th August - 122 spp. Sanderling

15th August - 123 spp. Common Greenshank

16th August - 124 spp. Northern Wheatear

19th August - 125 spp. Eurasian Oystercatcher

28th August - 126 spp. Black Tern

8th September - 127 spp. Whinchat

30th September - 128 spp. Cockatiel

10th October - 129 spp. Skylark

15th October - 130 spp. Eurasian Stonechat

19th October - 131 spp. Great Northern Diver

23rd October - 132 spp. Ruff

5th November - 133 spp. Black-tailed Godwit


Species recorded at Blagdon in 2014 that I missed were Cetti's Warbler, Eurasian Spoonbill, Wood Warbler, Eurasian Curlew and Common Crossbill.

Date species first noted singing:

2nd January - European Robin (winter song)

3rd January - Winter Wren

4th January - Song Thrush, Great Tit.

7th January - Tawny Owl (contact call on waking)

10th January - Dunnock

13th January - Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming)

23rd February - Chaffinch, Reed Bunting.

15th March - Eurasian Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail.

17th March - Eurasian Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest.

27th March - Goldfinch, Blackcap.

29th March - Goldcrest

4th April - Willow Warbler

17th April - Reed Warbler

21st April - Sedge Warbler

23rd April - Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat.

24th April - Common Cuckoo

15th May - Wood Warbler

26th May - Water Rail

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