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Wednesday 27th August 2014

August 27, 2014

PACKARDS – Morning – 1+ SANDWICH TERN heard passing over at 0725hrs. Also, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 HOBBY, 1 Peregrine, 1 LRP, 9 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 Greenshank, 11 Curlew through, 3 Ruff,  1 Common Tern (AM)

RIDING STABLES PADDOCKSMid-morning – 1 NUTHATCH heard (TR). 5 Yellow Wagtail (JR)

NATURAL ENGLAND COMPOUNDMid-morning – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER and 1 TURTLE DOVE on track, roving mixed flock contained 3 Blackcap, several Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler and 4 Bullfinch (JR)

DRAGON BACKS Mid-morning – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER thought to be a different bird to the one above (TR)

PACKARDSEvening – 4 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 4 Greenshank and 20+ Yellow-legged Gull (AM) 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 CASPIAN GULL and 4 additional Greenshank (SM per AM)

BOSTON PARK/DRAGON PITS AREA – 2 Tawny Owl calling (AM, SM)

DRAGON PITS 1600 to 1800hrs – 2 Kingfishers at same time, various ducks included Pochard, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Mallard and Tufted. Usual Coot and Moorhen, Little Grebes and Great crested. Canada and Greylag Geese. Also Lesser BB Gull (AaB & AB).

BOSTON PARK1800 to 1915hrs –  Green woodpecker . Cormorant, usual tufted coot moorhen little grebes and Great crested. Canada Greylag geese Mute Swans, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 2 Chiffchaffs,  4 HOBBY (family group- 2 juv)) and 2 Buzzard (AaB & AB)

PRISON LAKESevening – 1 Nightjar (SM)

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