Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Monday 18th to Tuesday 26th September

Fairly mild for mid-September 5 - 19C

Good numbers of Red admiral butterflies are still on the move southwards. Speckled woods continue to fly on warmer days. It's all change in the bird world too as migration gets in to full swing. Some interesting mammals have also been seen.

Tuesday 26th September

Marton Mere LNR - Kingfisher, 3 Cetti's warblers

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Staining Nook - 2 Blackcaps

Lawson's Wetland - Cetti's warbler

Heron's Reach golf course - Cetti's warbler

Gynn Gardens - Blackcap, 3 goldcrests, chiffchaff

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Goldcrests, sparrowhawk

Monday 25th September

Stanley Park - Ring necked parakeet,

Marton Mere LNR - Wood Sandpiper, kingfisher, barn owl, 6 snipe, 3 water rails

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

North Shore go-kart track - Purple sandpiper, 2 wheatears

Bushes at Metropole Hotel - yellow browed warbler, chiffchaff

Mossom Nature Field - Sparrowhawk

Warbreck Hill - Oystercatcher (SW)

Sunday 24th September

Marton Mere LNR - Great white egret, 2 ravens (NW), Cetti's warbler, 2 great spotted woodpeckers (S), 2 chiffchaffs, 30 shovelers, 2 wigeon

Lawson's Wetland - Cetti's warbler

Mossom Nature Field - Willow warbler

Saturday 23rd September

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, Mediterranean gull, 19 teal, 35 tufted ducks, water rail, 2 chiffchaffs

Stanley Park - 23 Gadwall, 2 goldcrests, 5 grey wagtails

North Shore go-kart track - Purple sandpiper, 2 red throated divers

Warbreck Hill - Kestrel, coal tit, goldcrest

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - Goldcrest, sparrowhawk

Friday 22nd September

Town Centre - 3 Peregrines, 2 grey wagtails

Salisbury Woodland Garden - Water rail

Stanley Park - 18 Gadwall

Jubilee Gardens - 2 Goldcrests, chiffchaff

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Little egrets (NE), wheatear, 3 Cetti's warblers

Thursday 21st September

Stanley Park - Ring necked parakeet

Bushes near Metropole Hotel - 28 House sparrows

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Marton Mere LNR - 20 Pied wagtails, 2 Cetti's warblers, buzzard, sparrowhawk

Stanley Park - 19 Gadwall, oystercatcher

Bispham Cliffs - Wheatear

Wednesday 20th September

Starr Gate - Harbour porpoise, Arctic skua, 13 shelducks (N), 3 wigeon (S), eider, 520 common scoters, 15 red throated divers, gannet (S), 5 razorbills

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Otters, 2 ravens, water rail, 13 teal

Stanley Park - 14 Gadwall, 2 nuthatches, coal tit

Town Centre - 3 Peregrines

Tuesday 19th September

Gynn Gardens - 2 Whitethroats

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 3 Moorhens, 2 coal tits

Marton Mere LNR - Sparrowhawk, kestrel, 30 tufted ducks, 4 Cetti's warblers, 3 chiffchaffs

Monday 18th September

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Moorhens, chiffchaff, goldcrest, coal tit

Warbreck Hill - Golden plover (over during the night), chiffchaff

Starr Gate - 2 Harbour porpoises, 3 grey seals, 1665 common scoters, 59 red throated divers, 40 Sandwich terns, 7 razorbills, 3 guillemots, 3 gannets (N)

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Stoats, 2 great crested newts, 3 jays, pintail, 23 gadwall, water rail, buzzard, kestrel, blackcap, 2 chiffchaffs, 6 Cetti's warblers, 3 goldcrests, snipe
Goldcrest in Stanley Park
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