Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 09 Jul

Pebmarsh 09:20 to 11:45, overcast
130 Greylag Goose (Prestons Lake) 70 Mallard 5 Great Crested Grebe (one nest) 1 Buzzard (young bird calling) 3 Swift (flying round church tower) 1 Kestrel (fresh juv) 1 Marsh Tit (near Prestons Lake) 50 Blue Tit (two juv flocks, including 5 Coal Tit & c30 Great Tits) 10 House Martin (including several juvs) 2 Garden Warbler (active nests) 1 Reed Warbler (seemingly taken up new territory at Spoon's Hall) 1 Nuthatch (juv in mixed flock) 6 Treecreeper (3+3 juvs in two flocks) 4 Bullfinch (2 pairs) 2 Yellowhammer (pair at Prestons Lake) 2 Reed Bunting (pair building nest at Spoon's Hall - presumably the pair that seem to have deserted Prestons Lake) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 03 Jun

Pebmarsh 08:30 to 11:00, sunny but breezy
14 Canada Goose (included two (fully grown) family groups) 70 Greylag Goose (included several (fully grown) family groups) 30 Mallard (one new brood) 7 Tufted Duck (three females) 6 Great Crested Grebe (three pairs, one nest) 1 Little Owl (being mobbed by Blackcaps & others) 5 Swift (back at the church tower) 3 Green Woodpecker (territories [2018= 3]) 2 Coal Tit (young birds at two locations) 3 Swallow (territories [3]) 3 House Martin (nests) 11 Chiffchaff (males on territory [13]) 16 Blackcap (males [15]) 4 Garden Warbler (males [4]) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male in new location) 6 Whitethroat (males [7]) 1 Reed Warbler (male [1]) 1 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper 3 Song Thrush (including two fledged young) 3 Bullfinch (territories [3]) 2 Reed Bunting (pair at Preston's Lake. Also three species of chaser dragonflies and 3 White-legged Damsels.) [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 05 Mar

Pebmarsh 09:00 to 11:30, sunny and breezy
10 Red-legged Partridge (5 pairs) 8 Great Crested Grebe (4 pairs at Prestons Lake: some display.) 5 Buzzard 4 Stock Dove (territories [2018= 4]) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (territories [3]) 1 Green Woodpecker (calling bird) 6 Jay (3 pairs) 1 Raven (in flight and calling) 3 Coal Tit (territories) 4 Marsh Tit (2 pairs [2]) 8 Skylark (territorial males [9]) 2 Goldcrest (singing males) 2 Nuthatch (singing male (woodland); another calling (church)) 5 Song Thrush (territories [5]) 1 Grey Wagtail (below Prestons Lake) 4 Bullfinch 6 Greenfinch (territorial males [6]) 150 Linnet (circa) 6 Siskin (+: 2 in song) 25 Yellowhammer (24 on spilt corn; a male singing elsewhere.) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 22 Jul

Pebmarsh 07:00 to 10:00, overcast with some sunny intervals. very warm
6 Great Crested Grebe (3 pairs, one juv on back & one ad on nest) 3 Buzzard (pair with fledged young) 20 Moorhen (+, 5 broods - 10 young seen) 9 Stock Dove (group of 5 + 4 singing males) 16 Swift (flying round church tower, still there on return, has bred here in previous years) 10 Green Woodpecker (3 pairs + 4 juvs - a good season.) 2 Skylark (still in song) 10 House Martin (over village) 4 Song Thrush (still in song) 16 Blackcap (8 males, female + 2 juvs, 5 scolding) Garden Warbler (+, Spoon's - scolding, presumed family) Lesser Whitethroat (now 300 yards further on than last year) 6 Whitethroat (juvs at Prestons Lake) 20 Chiffchaff (5 singers + 10 juvs in flocks) Goldcrest (juv in mixed flock at Spoon's Hall) 2 Marsh Tit (juvs - Spoon's Hall) 2 Coal Tit (juvs - Spoon's & near Prestons Lake) 3 Nuthatch (juvs - Spoon's (2), woodland near lake (1)) 3 Treecreeper (juvs - same locations as Nuthatch) 4 Jay (family party) 9 Linnet (2 pairs + 3 young, 1 failed pair (oilseed rape harvested)) 3 Bullfinch (discreet territories) 3 Yellowhammer (males - lake (2), near Lesser Whitethroat (1)) Reed Bunting (male by lake - moved from oilseed rape field. Also 2 White-legged damselflies by lake) [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 05 Jun

Pebmarsh , 08:45 to 11:30, overcast and cool
2 Red-legged Partridge (pair in usual field), 1 Grey Partridge (flushed from barley - my first here), 7 Great Crested Grebe (one youngster), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Tern, 1 Tawny Owl (male calling near church), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (+, 2 pairs feeding young), 9 Skylark (territories [2013-18 average= 8]), 6 Swallow (3 pairs [3]), 4 House Martin, 3 Pied Wagtail (male feeding 2 juvs), 5 Song Thrush (males [5]), 1 Reed Warbler (male - my first here since 2014), 15 Blackcap ([13]), 4 Garden Warbler (males - increasing here [3]), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat ([8]), 13 Chiffchaff (males [13]), 3 Goldcrest (males [average= 2]), 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch (territories), 4 Treecreeper (Spoon's Hall - pair feeding hidden young + second pair), 60 Starling (only 10-12 juvs), 6 Linnet (3 pairs [3]), 4 Bullfinch (territories [3]), 4 Yellowhammer (2 pairs), 2 Reed Bunting (males singing in oilseed rape) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 30 Jul

Pebmarsh , 08:40 to 11:10, long sunny intervals
9 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 families (1 + 2 juvs)), 3 Buzzard ( individual juvs fledged at 3 locations), 4 Common Tern, 4 Swift (family party at church), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (juv at Spoon's Hall), 6 House Martin (juvs), 1 Song Thrush (male in full song), 2 Garden Warbler (in mixed juv flock), 12 Whitethroat (juvs), 2 Goldcrest (juvs), 3 Marsh Tit (in mixed juv flock), 1 Nuthatch (juv), 1 Treecreeper (+, juvs), 50 House Sparrow (circa), 8 Linnet (including family of 4), 3 Bullfinch (locations), 2 Yellowhammer (males - relocated to Spoon's Hall area), 1 Reed Bunting (male - first since 2014. Also Clouded Yellow butterfly.) [Martin Peers]

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Friday 19 May

Pebmarsh , 09:30 to 12:00, showery and cool
8 Canada Goose (pair + 6 well grown goslings), 6 Great Crested Grebe (3 pairs), 2 Common Tern (pair), 1 Turtle Dove (purring male), 11 Skylark (males [12]), 20 Swallow, 5 House Martin (active nests [5]), 7 Song Thrush (singers [best year since 2008]), 14 Blackcap (males [14]), 2 Garden Warbler (males [3]), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male [1]), 7 Whitethroat (males [11]), 15 Chiffchaff (males [15]), 1 Willow Warbler (singing male in 2015 territory), 3 Goldcrest (territories), 5 Marsh Tit (pair with 2 young; bird calling at site B), 3 Nuthatch (pair taking food to nest + 1 calling elsewhere), 6 Treecreeper (+, pair feeding 2 young + 2 other sites), 40 Starling (adults taking food to nests), 6 Linnet (3 pairs [4]) [Martin Peers]

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Friday 20 Jan

Pebmarsh , 10:00 to 12:15, clear and sunny after hard frost
104 Mallard (on margins of Prestons Lake (95% ice)), 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Great Crested Grebe (with Mallards), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing (movement to south), 5 Stock Dove (2 males in song + group of 3), 3 Green Woodpecker (territorial males), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (territorial males), 12 Skylark, 70 Fieldfare (+, scattered across several fields (frost)), 6 Song Thrush (similar number of Redwings), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Marsh Tit (2 pairs in usual sites (one male in song)), 2 Coal Tit (territories), 3 Nuthatch (two territories - pair in one; male in song near church), 1 Treecreeper, 5 Jay, 5 Siskin (alders), 7 Bullfinch (3 males), 2 Yellowhammer [Martin Peers]

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Friday 05 Aug

Pebmarsh 08:30 to 11:15, sunny, with occasional cloud later
6 Mallard (families, including 3 new broods) 7 Great Crested Grebe (pair + 2 youngsters; 1 patrolling (possible nest); 2 failed adults (1 in winter plumage)) 2 Common Tern (pair - Prestons Lake, as all the above) 3 Green Woodpecker (juvs) 6 Swallow (Spoon's Hall, pair + 4 youngsters) 3 Garden Warbler (adult feeding 2 fledged young) 7 Spotted Flycatcher (+, Spoon's Hall, pair feeding 2 recently fledged young; near church, pair feeding 1+ fledged young.) 1 Marsh Tit (Spoon's Hall, in mixed flock of juvs) 2 Coal Tit (including one in mixed flock of juvs near Spoon's Hall) 5 Nuthatch (Spoon's Hall, 3 in mixed flock + 2 in usual territories) 1 Treecreeper (Spoon's Hall) 8 Linnet (family party (4) & 2 (failed?) pairs) 15 Bullfinch (+, 4 pairs with 2,2,2 & 1+ young - same as last year.) 2 Yellowhammer (territories, not one as I thought in June [2015=3]) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 05 Jun

Pebmarsh 08:45 to 11:45, cloudy at first, bright sunshine later
2 Great Crested Grebe (pairs) 2 Buzzard (different territories) 2 Common Tern (pairs) 3 Stock Dove (pairs) 1 Turtle Dove (purring male (seen) [2015=2]) 1 Goldcrest (singing male in territory) 12 Skylark (territorial males - my best ever here) 3 Swallow (pairs) 5 House Martin (pairs) 15 Chiffchaff (males in territory [increasing]) 14 Blackcap (males) 3 Garden Warbler (males [stable]) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male) 11 Whitethroat (males [stable]) 1 Nuthatch (calling near church) 2 Treecreeper (+, several calling - suspected family party) 40 Starling (50% young birds) 27 House Sparrow (pairs (most with young) [30 pairs]) 4 Linnet (pairs [3]) 1 Yellowhammer (male - struggling here [3]) [Martin Peers]

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