The Birds of Marston

Sightings 2000/2001

 The Best of 2000

 Bird of the year was obviously the Adult Drake American Wigeon, (Anas americana), found on the afternoon of the 6th   April by Alex Lees, it stayed only until the 7th but was well watched and photographed.

 Black necked Grebe    1   1st W   bird on the scrape 10th September, another short stayer, but a site first.
 
 Garganey 1 drake was present from early May-Early June
 
 Grasshopper Warbler    1 reeling from the 23rd-29th April.
(Anas americana), found on the afternoon of the 6th April by Alex Lees, it stayed only until the 7th but was well watched and photographed.

 Great Crested Grebe  1 present on the flooded fields 7th June was a site first.

 Honey Buzzard 1 flew south with the Osprey  20th September, lingering around Jericho wood in the evening.

Long Eared Owl  2 were present throughout the summer hunting the meadows.
Osprey 1 flew south with Honey Buzzard 20th September and lingered through the evening, roosting in Jericho wood.
Long Eared Owl  2 were present throughout the summer hunting the meadows.
Osprey 1 flew south with Honey Buzzard 20th September and lingered through the evening, roosting in Jericho wood.
 Long Eared Owl  2 were present throughout the summer hunting the meadows.
 
 Osprey 1 flew south with Honey Buzzard 20th September and lingered through the evening, roosting in Jericho wood.
 
 Rock Pipit   1  ( Littoralis ) 7th April staying for approximately 2 hours.
 
 Ruff 1  14th December constitutes the first Winter record for the site.
 
 Black necked Grebe    1   1st W   bird on the scrape10th September, another short stayer, but a site first.
 
  
  The Best of 2001 
 
   

Chiffchaff   2    Present for most of the month
 
  

  
  
  
Honey Buzzard 1 flew south with the Osprey  20th September,lingering around Jericho wood in the evening.

Long Eared Owl  2 were present throughout the summer hunting the meadows.
Osprey 1 flew south with Honey Buzzard 20th September and lingered through the evening, roosting in Jericho wood.

Rock Pipit   1  ( Littoralis ) 7th April staying for approximately 2 hours.

Ruff 1  14th December constitutes the first Winter record for the site.

Black necked Grebe    1   1st W   bird on the scrape10th September, another short stayer, but a site first.

Sightings for 2000

Commencing 01 December 2000


Chiffchaff   2    Present for most of the month

2nd December
Barn Owl   1  

14th December
Dunlin 1
Goldeneye 1
Goosander 1
Peregrine 1
Ruff 1

16th December
Little Grebe  2

26th December
Dunlin   1
Green Sandpiper   1

27th December
Dunlin  1
Curlew  16
Bewick's Swan 5 East

29th December
Curlew 1
Grey wagtail  6-8  
Goldfinch   30
Golden Plover   12
Long Tailed Tit    10
Meadow Pipit  60
Reed Bunting    30
Teal   75
Water rail   5
Wigeon   180
Woodcock  1

1st January 2001
Bullfinch 2
Grey Wagtail 2-3
Water Rail 3

5th January 2001
Little Grebe 1
Long Tailed Tit 15
Teal 40

13th January 2001
Curlew 5
Fieldfare 40
Redwing 2
Long Tailed Tit 22
Shoveler 1
Teal 140
Wigeon 195
Gadwall 4
Goldfinch 20
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 200
Sparrowhawk 1
Lesser black backed gull 1
Black headed gull 150
Common Gull 2
Reed Bunting 20
Lapwing 350

21st January 2001
Shoveler 7
Pochard 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Long Tailed Tit 8
Water Rail 1

25th January 2001
Fieldfare 200
Stonechat 1m

27th January 2001
Goldfinch 50
Grey Wagtail 3
Fieldfare 30
Magpie 7
Mallard 70
Mistle Thrush 6
Stonechat 1m
Teal 72
Wigeon 180

28th January 2001
Goshawk 1  reported, may have had jessies on.

29th January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Mistle Thrush 4
Pied Wagtail  120
Wigeon 200
Teal 50
Gadwall 4
Grey Wagtail 1

31st January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Lapwing 160
Golden Plover 1
Wigeon 240
Teal 190
Gadwall 4
Long Tailed Tit  6
Rook 250
Common Gull 1
Black Headed gull 50
Snipe

2nd February 2001
Stonechat  1m
Green Sandpiper 1
Grey Wagtail  3

6th February 2001
American Wigeon 1 ( Unconfirmed report of a drake with 250 Wigeon)

9th February 2001
Wigeon 200
Teal 250
Shoveler 7
Gadwall 2
Shelduck 1
Curlew 15
Snipe 4
Great black backed gull 2
Herring Gull 1
Black headed Gull 50
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Pied Wagtail 170
Lapwing 350
Golden Plover 200

8th March
Mute Swan 2
Wigeon
Tufted Duck
Little Grebe
Shelduck 3

11th March
Teal
Tufted Duck
Gadwall
Wigeon
Shelduck
Shoveler
Little grebe
Pochard 1m
Song Thrush 1

24th March
Dunlin 3
Redshank 3
Snipe 3
Little Grebe 4
Gadwall 10
Shoveler 8

25th March
Chiffchaff 1
Peregrine 1
Water Rail 1

31st March
Sand Martin 1
Redshank 1
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 3

1st April
Curlew 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Sand Martin 10
Swallow 1

13th April
Curlew
Little Ringed Plover
Marsh Harrier 1 Male
Redshank
Sand Martin
Swallow
Yellow Wagtail
Grasshopper Warbler    1 reeling from the 23rd-29th April.

Great Crested Grebe  1 present on the flooded fields 7th June was a site first.
Honey Buzzard 1 flew south with the Osprey  20th September,lingering around Jericho wood in the evening.

Long Eared Owl  2 were present throughout the summer hunting the meadows.
Osprey 1 flew south with Honey Buzzard 20th September and lingered through the evening, roosting in Jericho wood.

Rock Pipit   1  ( Littoralis ) 7th April staying for approximately 2 hours.

Ruff 1  14th December constitutes the first Winter record for the site.

 

Sightings for 2000

Commencing 01 December 2000


Chiffchaff   2    Present for most of the month

2nd December
Barn Owl   1  

14th December
Dunlin 1
Goldeneye 1
Goosander 1
Peregrine 1
Ruff 1

16th December
Little Grebe  2

26th December
Dunlin   1
Green Sandpiper   1

27th December
Dunlin  1
Curlew  16
Bewick's Swan 5 East

29th December
Curlew 1
Grey wagtail  6-8  
Goldfinch   30
Golden Plover   12
Long Tailed Tit    10
Meadow Pipit  60
Reed Bunting    30
Teal   75
Water rail   5
Wigeon   180
Woodcock  1

1st January 2001
Bullfinch 2
Grey Wagtail 2-3
Water Rail 3

5th January 2001
Little Grebe 1
Long Tailed Tit 15
Teal 40

13th January 2001
Curlew 5
Fieldfare 40
Redwing 2
Long Tailed Tit 22
Shoveler 1
Teal 140
Wigeon 195
Gadwall 4
Goldfinch 20
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 200
Sparrowhawk 1
Lesser black backed gull 1
Black headed gull 150
Common Gull 2
Reed Bunting 20
Lapwing 350

21st January 2001
Shoveler 7
Pochard 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Long Tailed Tit 8
Water Rail 1

25th January 2001
Fieldfare 200
Stonechat 1m

27th January 2001
Goldfinch 50
Grey Wagtail 3
Fieldfare 30
Magpie 7
Mallard 70
Mistle Thrush 6
Stonechat 1m
Teal 72
Wigeon 180

28th January 2001
Goshawk 1  reported, may have had jessies on.

29th January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Mistle Thrush 4
Pied Wagtail  120
Wigeon 200
Teal 50
Gadwall 4
Grey Wagtail 1

31st January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Lapwing 160
Golden Plover 1
Wigeon 240
Teal 190
Gadwall 4
Long Tailed Tit  6
Rook 250
Common Gull 1
Black Headed gull 50
Snipe

2nd February 2001
Stonechat  1m
Green Sandpiper 1
Grey Wagtail  3

6th February 2001
American Wigeon 1 ( Unconfirmed report of a drake with 250 Wigeon)

9th February 2001
Wigeon 200
Teal 250
Shoveler 7
Gadwall 2
Shelduck 1
Curlew 15
Snipe 4
Great black backed gull 2
Herring Gull 1
Black headed Gull 50
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Pied Wagtail 170
Lapwing 350
Golden Plover 200

8th March
Mute Swan 2
Wigeon
Tufted Duck
Little Grebe
Shelduck 3

11th March
Teal
Tufted Duck
Gadwall
Wigeon
Shelduck
Shoveler
Little grebe
Pochard 1m
Song Thrush 1

24th March
Dunlin 3
Redshank 3
Snipe 3
Little Grebe 4
Gadwall 10
Shoveler 8

25th March
Chiffchaff 1
Peregrine 1
Water Rail 1

31st March
Sand Martin 1
Redshank 1
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 3

1st April
Curlew 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Sand Martin 10
Swallow 1

13th April
Curlew
Little Ringed Plover
Marsh Harrier 1 Male
Redshank
Sand Martin
Swallow
Yellow Wagtail
Sightings for 2000

Commencing 01 December 2000


Chiffchaff   2    Present for most of the month

2nd December
Barn Owl   1  

14th December
Dunlin 1
Goldeneye 1
Goosander 1
Peregrine 1
Ruff 1

16th December
Little Grebe  2

26th December
Dunlin   1
Green Sandpiper   1

27th December
Dunlin  1
Curlew  16
Bewick's Swan 5 East

29th December
Curlew 1
Grey wagtail  6-8  
Goldfinch   30
Golden Plover   12
Long Tailed Tit    10
Meadow Pipit  60
Reed Bunting    30
Teal   75
Water rail   5
Wigeon   180
Woodcock  1

1st January 2001
Bullfinch 2
Grey Wagtail 2-3
Water Rail 3

5th January 2001
Little Grebe 1
Long Tailed Tit 15
Teal 40

13th January 2001
Curlew 5
Fieldfare 40
Redwing 2
Long Tailed Tit 22
Shoveler 1
Teal 140
Wigeon 195
Gadwall 4
Goldfinch 20
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 200
Sparrowhawk 1
Lesser black backed gull 1
Black headed gull 150
Common Gull 2
Reed Bunting 20
Lapwing 350

21st January 2001
Shoveler 7
Pochard 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Long Tailed Tit 8
Water Rail 1

25th January 2001
Fieldfare 200
Stonechat 1m

27th January 2001
Goldfinch 50
Grey Wagtail 3
Fieldfare 30
Magpie 7
Mallard 70
Mistle Thrush 6
Stonechat 1m
Teal 72
Wigeon 180

28th January 2001
Goshawk 1  reported, may have had jessies on.

29th January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Mistle Thrush 4
Pied Wagtail  120
Wigeon 200
Teal 50
Gadwall 4
Grey Wagtail 1

31st January 2001
Stonechat 1m
Grey Wagtail 2
Lapwing 160
Golden Plover 1
Wigeon 240
Teal 190
Gadwall 4
Long Tailed Tit  6
Rook 250
Common Gull 1
Black Headed gull 50
Snipe

2nd February 2001
Stonechat  1m
Green Sandpiper 1
Grey Wagtail  3

6th February 2001
American Wigeon 1 ( Unconfirmed report of a drake with 250 Wigeon)

9th February 2001
Wigeon 200
Teal 250
Shoveler 7
Gadwall 2
Shelduck 1
Curlew 15
Snipe 4
Great black backed gull 2
Herring Gull 1
Black headed Gull 50
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Pied Wagtail 170
Lapwing 350
Golden Plover 200

8th March
Mute Swan 2
Wigeon
Tufted Duck
Little Grebe
Shelduck 3

11th March
Teal
Tufted Duck
Gadwall
Wigeon
Shelduck
Shoveler
Little grebe
Pochard 1m
Song Thrush 1

24th March
Dunlin 3
Redshank 3
Snipe 3
Little Grebe 4
Gadwall 10
Shoveler 8

25th March
Chiffchaff 1
Peregrine 1
Water Rail 1

31st March
Sand Martin 1
Redshank 1
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 3

1st April
Curlew 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Sand Martin 10
Swallow 1

13th April
Curlew
Little Ringed Plover
Marsh Harrier 1 Male
Redshank
Sand Martin
Swallow
Yellow Wagtail

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