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August 2017 Diary
Sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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1st A Little Egret, juvenile Peregrine, a Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers and 2 Common Sandpipers were present (PW).
2nd The Little Egret, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Terns, up to 100 Swifts and many martins were present (PW).
3rd A Dunlin, the Little Egret, a Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Terns and around 30 Swifts were present (PW).
4th The Little Egret and an adult Dunlin were present (PW).
S 5th Four (adult, 3 juveniles) Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers, the Little Egret, a Wheatear, several Swifts and 3-4 Common Terns were present (PW).
S 6th The Little Egret, 3 juvenile Dunlin, 3-4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Oystercatchers, 4 Common Terns and 6 Swifts were noted (PW).
7th The Little Egret, 4 ( adult, 3 juvenile) Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper and 6 Common Terns were present (PW). 50 Swifts and 2 Little Ringed Plovers were also recorded (EO).
8th A passage of waders produced counts of 10 (7 adults, 3 juveniles) Dunlin and later in the day 2 adults and 5 juveniles were present. Seven Redshanks, 2 Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Ringed Plovers were also present along with the Little Egret and 8 Common Terns (PW).
9th No records
10th No records
11th The monthly WeBS count produced 97 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese, 171 Mallard, 96 Tufted Ducks, 2 Grey Herons, 26 Great Crested Grebes, 17 Moorhens, 385 Coot, 5 Lapwings, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Common Terns. A Tufted Duck had 3 downy ducklings along the west shore. Up to 20 Swifts and 20 House Martins were over the lake. A total of 28 Round-leaved Windergreens were in flower (GE, PW).
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