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Blagdon Lake Birds

Summary of the Year 2016

Dates species were added to the site year list:

1st January - 66 spp. Black-headed Gull, Common Coot, Little Grebe, Carrion Crow, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, European Robin, Great Cormorant, Mallard, Western Jackdaw, Stock Dove, Eurasian Jay, Common Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Common Pheasant, Song Thrush, Common Pochard, Canada Goose, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Common Starling, European Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Common Blackbird, Long-tailed (Bush) Tit, Redwing, Great White Egret, Eurasian Teal, Fieldfare, Mute Swan, Little Egret, Common Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, Common Moorhen, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Nuthatch, Great Tit, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Eurasian Magpie, Winter Wren, Feral Pigeon, Eurasian Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Herring Gull, Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Wigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Eurasian Siskin, Common Snipe, Dunnock (Hedge Accentor), Northern Lapwing, Rook, Ruddy Duck, Northern Shoveler, Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Northern Raven and Eurasian Treecreeper.

3rd January - 68 spp. Water Rail,Tawny Owl.

8th January - 69 spp. Goldcrest.

9th January - 71 spp. Greater Scaup, Collared Dove.

10th January - 73 spp. Barnacle Goose, Mediterranean Gull.

11th January - 74 spp. Common Kestrel.

12th January - 75 spp. Bewick's Swan.

13th January - 77 spp. Brambling, Gadwall.

21st January - 78 spp. Common Shelduck.

25th January - 79 spp. Western Greylag Goose.

10th February - 80 Spp. Eurasian Bittern.

23rd February - 81spp. Reed Bunting.

28th February - 82 spp. European Greenfinch.

6th March - 83 spp. Lesser Redpoll.

15th March - 85 spp. Sand Martin, Common Kingfisher.

20th March - 86 spp. Dunlin.

21st March - 87 spp. Jack Snipe.

24th March - 88 spp. Barn Swallow.

26th March - 89 spp. House Martin.

29th March - 90 spp. Meadow Pipit.

30th March - 91 spp. Willow Warbler.

2nd April - 92 spp. Blackcap.

3rd April - 93 spp. Osprey.

4th April - 95 spp. Northern Wheatear, Common Linnet.

8th April - 96 spp. Peregrine Falcon.

9th April - 97 spp. Pied Flycatcher.

12th April - 98 spp. Yellow-legged Gull.

14th April - 101 spp. House Sparrow, Barn Owl, Eurasian Reed Warbler.

17th April - 102 spp. Eurasian Hobby.

18th April - 103 spp. Common Swift.

20th April - 104 spp. Garden Warbler.

21st April - 106 spp. Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat.

25th April - 108 spp. Eurasian Oystercatcher, Common Tern.

26th April - 109 spp. Lesser Whitethroat.

2nd May - 110 spp. Spotted Flycatcher.

4th May - 111 spp. Common Cuckoo.

11th May - 112 spp. Arctic Tern.

3rd June -113 spp. Eurasian Curlew.

15th June - 114 spp. Common Redshank.

3rd August - 115 spp. Ruddy Turnstone.

8th August - 116 spp. Ringed Plover.

9th August - 117 spp. Black-tailed Godwit.

11th August - 119 spp. Green Sandpiper, Garganey.

15th August - 120 spp. Common Greenshank.

21st August - 122 spp. Northern Gannet, Sanderling.

23rd August - 123 spp. Little Gull.

26th August - 124 spp. Red Knot.

2nd September - 125 spp. Northern Pintail.

5th September - 126 spp. Black Tern.

9th September - 127 spp. Curlew Sandpiper.

11th September - 128 spp. Sandwich Tern.

17th September - 129 spp. Ruff.

19th September - 130 spp. Eurasian Spoonbill.

23rd September -131 spp. Grey Plover.

24th September - 132 spp. Little Stint.

1st October - 133 spp. Yellow Wagtail.

3rd October - 134 spp. Whinchat.

4th October - 135 spp. Spotted Redshank.

6th October - 136 spp. Pectoral Sandpiper.

18th October - 137 spp. Eurasian Stonechat.

21st October - 138 spp. Bearded Tit (Reedling).

26th October - 140 spp. Skylark, Golden Plover.

28th October - 141 spp. White-tailed Eagle.

2nd November - 142 spp. Ring-necked Duck.

9th November - 143 spp. Long-tailed Duck.

11th November - 144 spp. Bar-tailed Godwit.

14th December - 145 spp. Blyth's Pipit.

29th December - 146 spp. Merlin.

31st December - 147 spp. Water Pipit.


I have put together the graph below to show how my site year list accumulates over the year in comparison with 2014/15. I missed Common Greenshank, Black Tern, and Spotted Redshank.


Date species first noted singing:

1st January - European Robin (winter song), Song Thrush.

9th January - Great Tit, Winter Wren.

11th January - Eurasian Nuthatch.

13th January - Mistle Thrush.

10th February - Chaffinch.

20th February - Goldcrest.

23rd February - Reed Bunting.

28th February - European Greenfinch.

30th March - Willow Warbler.

2nd April - Blackcap.

14th April - Eurasian Reed Warbler.

20th April - Garden Warbler.

21st April - Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat.

26th April - Lesser Whitethroat.

4th May - Common Cuckoo.

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