Thursday 21 September 2017

August bring a diversity of bird species - 2017

As usual, August was even busier than July, with a total of 945 new birds of 42 species.

These included migrants such as two Sand Martins, a Tree Pipit and a Yellow Wagtail at Stanwellmoor and two Redstarts at Chobham. We also caught some more infrequent species: Moorhen (Wraysbury), Woodpigeon (Bedfont and Wraysbury), Collared Dove (Iver Heath) and Magpie (Wraysbury), with a late Common Tern chick at Bedfont.

Highest numbers were Blackcap at 295, Chiffchaff at 126 and Whitethroat at 122, but Willow Warbler reached a pleasing 24. There were a couple of rapid sightings of colour-ringed Common Terns and a recovery of a Redwing in Sweden.