Wednesday, 24 September 2008

24th September 2008

Heard/saw 6 Nuthatches in various places at Earlswood during the afternoon. Around Windmill Pool, I was surprised to hear a Chiffchaff singing, and I saw 2-3 other warblers (Chiffchaffs/Willow Warblers probably) mainly in a group of ivy-covered hawthorns nearby.
M.P. Griffiths

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

23rd September 2008

During the afternoon, saw 2 Nuthatches in New Fallings Coppice. At Terry's Pool, there were 2 Cormorants present, and a Treecreeper was seen along the western side. A male Wigeon landed on Windmill Pool at c. 3:15pm and was still present there during the early evening, though he wasn't my "sighting of the day"!
M.P. Griffiths

Friday, 19 September 2008

19th September 2008

Had quite a good day at Earlswood today. During the afternoon, saw a male Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Nuthatches in New Fallings Coppice / Little Clowes Wood. Around Terry's Pool, saw what I think was a female Siskin and I think I could hear others as well. Saw a Kingfisher on 3 occasions, once at Engine Pool and twice at Windmill Pool. Other notable birds seen at the lakes were 3 Cormorants and a Tufted Duck. Also, during the early evening, 3 Wigeon appeared on Windmill Pool. Had quite a good view of a female Common Pheasant in a field to the west of Windmill Pool. At least 1 Tawny Owl heard calling from around Engine Pool / Terry's Pool and near New Fallings Coppice car park. No terns or hirundines were seen.
M.P. Griffiths

Sunday, 7 September 2008

7th September 2008

During afternoon, saw 2 Common Terns, at least 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorants and 16 Great Crested Grebes at the lakes. Counted a maximum of 8 Swallows over Windmill Pool.
M.P. Griffiths

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

3rd September 2008

Visited Earlswood during the afternoon today. In New Fallings Coppice, saw 2 Nuthatches together. At the lakes, saw at least 2 Commic Terns, over 40 hirundines (mostly Swallows, but also 1 House Martin), 4 Tufted Ducks, 1 Cormorant, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 15 Coots and at least 7 Moorhens. At Windmill Pool, saw a Grey Wagtail and had a good view of a Kingfisher flying over the water.
M.P. Griffiths

P.S. I did visit Earlswood on 25/08/2008. Hightlights were 7 Grey Herons (6 of which were at Windmill Pool), 2 Tufted Ducks and 3 Green Woodpeckers (around Windmill Pool).