Last Month’s Sightings

Please can we ask members to submit their sightings. Standard recording forms are preferred and can be downloaded from the link below or they can be obtained from any of our indoor meetings. 

Please send these to our recorder; David Gibbons: wvbs.recorder@gmail.com  If you experience a problem with this link please telephone David  on 01603 870908. Hard copies should be addressed to David Gibbons, 14 Pightle Way, Reepham,Norfolk NR10 4QW.

A Summary of your Sightings  for October compiled by David Gibbons.

Egyptian Goose   42 on 11th and 34 on 21st at Pensthorpe, MA, PA, BP, ID.
12 on 29th at Bittering, BP.

Mandarin Duck   4 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Wigeon   80 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Gadwall   111 on 11th at Pensthorpe, MS, PA.

Teal   203 on 21st   at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Pintail   5 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Tufted Duck   55 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Grey Partridge   6 on 10th at Scarning, IB.

Little Egret   2 on 2nd at Worthing, DK. 3 on 15th at Great Ryburgh, LB.

2 on 30th at Scarning, IB.

Grey Heron    3 on 15th at HBW, DK.  4 on 29th at Bittering, BP.

Little Grebe   3 on 15th at HBW, DK.  6 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.
6 on 29th at Bittering, BP.

Great Crested Grebe   1 on 14th at Taverham Fishery, LB.

Red Kite   1 on 2nd at N.Tuddenham, RG. 1 on 3rd at Honningham, PA.

Sparrowhawk   1 on 1st at Bawdswell, RG. 1 on 3rd at Great Ryburgh, LB.

Buzzard   1 on 1st at Great Witchingham, RG. 3 on 3rd at Great Ryburgh, LB.
2 on 9th at Scarning, IB.   1 on 11th at Pensthorpe, PA.
1 on 11th at Attlebridge Hills, DG.  4 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.
2 on 24th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Kestrel    2 on 9th at Scarning, IB.  3 on 15th at HBW, DK.
1 on 14th at Taverham Fishery, LB.

Water Rail   1 on 14th at Scarning, IB.

Common Crane   3 on 11th and 3 on 21st at Pensthorpe, MA, PA, BP, ID.
1 on 15th at HBW, DK.

Golden Plover   c50 on 18th at Foxley, RG.
Lapwing    18 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Common Snipe   1 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Woodcock   1 on 30th at Scarning, IB.

Black-headed Gull   194 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Stock Dove   12 on 15th   at HBW, DK.

Barn Owl   1 on 3rd at N.Tuddenham, BP. 1 on 3rd at Gt. Witchingham Common, RG. 2 on 25th at Scarning, IB.

Little Owl   1 on 19th and 1 on 23rd at Worthing, DK.

Tawny Owl   3 on 1st at Gt. Witchingham Common, RG. 2 on 9th at Scarning, IB.
1 on 18th at Reepham, DG.

Kingfisher   1 on 1st at Great Witchingham Common, RG.
1 on 24th at Reepham Fisheries, DG.  1 on 30th at Scarning, IB.

Green Woodpecker   2 on 15th at HBW, DK.  2 on 30th at Scarning, IB.

Great Spotted Woodpecker   1 on 1st at Great Witchingham Common, RG.
2 on 15th at HBW, DK. 1 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Marsh Tit   3 on 2nd at Potters Fen, PA.  1 on 15th at HBW, DK.
3 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

House Martin   1 on 3rd at Great Ryburgh, LB.

Chiffchaff   1 on 3rd and 1 on 25th at Reepham station bridge, DG.

Nuthatch    2 on 11th at Pensthorpe, MS, PA.  2 on 15th at HBW, DK.

Treecreeper   1 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Fieldfare    13 on 29th at Neatherd Moor, BH. 33 on 30th at Scarning, IB.

Redwing   54 on 15th at HBW, DK.   6 on 21st at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.
30 on 31st at Worthing, DK.

 

HBW = Hoe Bird Walk.
Many thanks to the following for their records:

DK – David Knight,   RG – Ray Gribble,
MS – Martin Spriggs   ID – Ian Doble
DG – David Gibbons    LB – Liz Bridge
BP – Barry Pummell    BH – Bob Hunter
IB – Ian Brittain,           PA – Paul Adams,

 

This month we received 344 records with 85 species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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