Archive | August, 2020

Sunday 30th August 2020

31 Aug

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB
30-Aug-2020 09:30 – 11:30
Protocol: Stationary
17 species Slightly better day though the wind was still incredibly strong.

Stock Dove 2 Near Lagoon
Common Woodpigeon 30
Collared Dove 2
Common Swift 2 Over village
Black-headed Gull 1 Lagoon
Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 15
Grey Heron 1 Flying over Thelnetham Fen
Common Buzzard 3 1 Flying over Hinderclay Fen, 2 over Market Weston
Common Kestrel 1 Hovering over Conservation Area
Eurasian Jackdaw 10
Rook 250 50 Flying over Glebe, 200 over South Lopham
Carrion Crow 1
Eurasian Blue Tit 1
Barn Swallow 2
Common House Martin 6
Common Starling 1
House Sparrow 6

Saturday 30th August 2020

30 Aug

Well if you have good days and average days it goes without saying you will have to have some poor days. Yesterday was a poor day. Mainly because we were away from home for the whole afternoon and the weather was appalling in the morning. The highlight was a juvenile Kestrel which was hovering just behind our back yard at only a few yards away and about 20 feet high. We had superb views of it’s mastery holding itself and turning in the strong wind as it looked for breakfast.

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB
29-Aug-2020 10:00 – 11:00
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Common Woodpigeon 1
Collared Dove 2 GBW
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 Over Buxtons Paddock
Common Kestrel 1 Hovering over Conservation Area
Rook 60 Grass field
Carrion Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1 Over yard
European Robin 1 GBW
House Sparrow 10 GBW

Friday 28th August 2020

29 Aug

PM Light Rain today! With a high of 63F and a low of 53F. Currently, it’s 53F and Fog outside.

Current wind speeds: 7 from the Southwest

Pollen:

Sunrise: August 28, 2020 at 06:01AM

Sunset: August 28, 2020 at 07:52PM

UV index: 0

Humidity: 98%

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August 28, 2020 at 07:01AM

Sightings

A rather typical autumnal morning this morning; cool, damp and very misty.

A fairly quiet day.

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB

28-Aug-2020 06:45 – 09:45

Protocol: Stationary

17 species

Greylag Goose 18 On field in front of lagoon

Egyptian Goose 2 Flew on to lagoon

Common Woodpigeon 10

Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 10

Common Buzzard 1 Flying over back field

Common Kestrel 1 Hovering over conservation area

Carrion Crow 20 Mainly on grass field

Eurasian Blue Tit 3

Great Tit 2

Barn Swallow 20 Perched in tree, Buxtons Paddock

Common House Martin 2 Over fens

Common Whitethroat 2 1 At dripper, both GBW

Common Starling 16 Perched on wires Gobbetts Lane

European Robin 1 GBW

House Sparrow 6

European Greenfinch 2 Buxtons Paddock

European Goldfinch 10 Buxtons Paddock

Thursday 27th August 2020

28 Aug

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB
27-Aug-2020 06:45 – 08:45
Protocol: Stationary
19 species Not too much time available for observing today. Torrential rain during evening and night.

Common Pheasant 1
Common Woodpigeon 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 32
Common Kestrel 1 Near R & R
Eurasian Jackdaw 3
Rook 60 Grass field
Carrion Crow 4
Eurasian Blue Tit 8 Buxtons Paddock
Great Tit 1 1 GBW, 1 Buxtons Paddock
Barn Swallow 64 Feeding low over Back Field whilst light rain falling.
Common House Martin 1
Common Whitethroat 1 Conservation area
Common Starling 20
European Robin 1
Dunnock 1
House Sparrow 20 GBW
Common Chaffinch 1 Over yard GBW
European Goldfinch 13 Buxtons Paddock
Yellowhammer 1 Behind Buxtons Paddock

Wednesday 26th August

27 Aug

Mostly Cloudy/Wind today! With a high of 69F and a low of 52F. Currently, it’s 61F and Cloudy/Wind outside.

Current wind speeds: 26 from the West

Pollen:

Sunrise: August 26, 2020 at 05:57AM

Sunset: August 26, 2020 at 07:56PM

UV index: 0

Humidity: 71%

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August 26, 2020 at 07:00AM

Sightings

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB

26-Aug-2020 07:00 – 09:00

Protocol: Stationary

15 species A slightly better lust for Wednesday than than the previous day.

Mallard 1

Common Woodpigeon 20

Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 8

Common Kestrel 1 Back Field

Common Magpie 1 Buxtons Paddock

Eurasian Jackdaw 1 Buxtons

Rook 1

Carrion Crow 12

Eurasian Blue Tit 1

Barn Swallow 6

Common House Martin 1

Common Starling 1

European Robin 1

House Sparrow 12

European Greenfinch 3 Buxtons Paddock

Tuesday 25th August

26 Aug

Rain/Wind today! With a high of 70F and a low of 58F. Currently, it’s 60F and Rain outside.

Current wind speeds: 12 from the Southeast

Pollen:

Sunrise: August 25, 2020 at 05:56AM

Sunset: August 25, 2020 at 07:58PM

UV index: 0

Humidity: 94%

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August 25, 2020 at 07:08AM

Sightings

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB

25-Aug-2020 07:16 – 08:16

Protocol: Stationary

9 species A short day due to the storm.

Common Woodpigeon 1

Collared Dove 2

Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 1 Over yard

Common Kestrel 1 Back Field

Carrion Crow 2

Barn Swallow 6

Common House Martin 1

Dunnock 1

House Sparrow 2

Monday 24th August

25 Aug

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB
24-Aug-2020 07:36 – 11:36
Protocol: Stationary
25 species

Mallard 3 Over fens
Grey Partridge 4 Back field
Common Woodpigeon 10
Collared Dove 3
Black-headed Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 400 Mainly on cultivated field
Western Marsh Harrier 1 Hunting over fields near Wheatear Path
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 Over yard
Common Buzzard 4 Over South Lopham
Common Kestrel 1 Hovering over back field
Common Magpie 2
Eurasian Jackdaw 1
Rook 29 Flying west over Blo Norton
Carrion Crow 4
Eurasian Blue Tit 8
Barn Swallow 40 Mainly above yard
Common House Martin 2
Long-tailed Tit 10
Eurasian Blackcap 1
Eurasian Blackbird 1
European Robin 1
House Sparrow 6
Common Chaffinch 1 Over playing field
European Greenfinch 2 Buxtons Paddock
European Goldfinch 4

Sunday 23rd August

24 Aug

PM Showers today! With a high of 72F and a low of 52F. Currently, it’s 60F and Cloudy outside.

Current wind speeds: 13 from the West

Pollen:

Sunrise: August 23, 2020 at 05:52AM

Sunset: August 23, 2020 at 08:03PM

UV index: 0

Humidity: 80%

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August 23, 2020 at 07:00AM

Sightings

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB

23-Aug-2020 09:30 – 12:50

Protocol: Stationary

12 species . Another difficult day due to strong wind. Heavy rain about 18:00. Most birds hunkered down

Common Woodpigeon 60 Mainly near Hinderclay Fen

Black-headed Gull 1 Over lagoon

Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 450 Mainly on newly cultivated field near Hinderclay Fen

Common Buzzard 3 Over fens

Rook 1

Carrion Crow 3

Barn Swallow 5

Common House Martin 1

Common Starling 2

European Robin 1

House Sparrow 10

European Greenfinch 2 Buxtons Paddock

Saturday 22nd August

23 Aug

Partly Cloudy/Wind today! With a high of 72F and a low of 58F. Currently, it’s 61F and Sunny outside.

Current wind speeds: 13 from the Southwest

Pollen:

Sunrise: August 22, 2020 at 05:51AM

Sunset: August 22, 2020 at 08:05PM

UV index: 0

Humidity: 76%

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August 22, 2020 at 07:01AM

Sightings

Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB

22-Aug-2020 07:30 – 10:30

Protocol: Stationary

17 species Boy it was hard work picking up birds today because of the strong wind. Apart from gulls. Evening Greylag Goose count was a high.

Greylag Goose 40 Lagoon Field

Mallard 5 2 Flying over Buxtons Paddock. 3 near lagoon.

Grey Partridge 3 Grass Field

Stock Dove 3 Lagoon Field

Common Woodpigeon 10

Collared Dove 2

Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 30 Mainly flying over fens

Common Buzzard 2 1 Over fields next to Wheatear Path. 2 over Thelnetham Fen

Common Kestrel 2 Over Wash Lane fields

Rook 30

Carrion Crow 1

Barn Swallow 10

Common House Martin 1 Over Bells Lane

Common Starling 1 Over yeard

European Robin 1

House Sparrow 15 3 GBW, 12 Buxtons Paddock

European Goldfinch 1 Buxtons Paddock

Friday 21st August

22 Aug

 Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, GB
21-Aug-2020 06:15 – 09:15
Protocol: Stationary
25 species

Greylag Goose 5 Over lagoons
Mallard 30 7 Took off from Lagoons. 1 over Plough Farm. 30 in evening flying into Lagoons.
Common Pheasant 1 Buxtons Paddock
Common Woodpigeon 10
Collared Dove 1
Northern Lapwing 50 Flying high, East over South Lopham. Best count for some time and certainly best count fir start of late summer season.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii) 30
Common Buzzard 2 1 Chased by crow sp. behind Plough Farm. 2 together over fens.
Eurasian Green Woodpecker 1 Calling from The Street
Common Kestrel 1 Perched on pole on Gobbetts Lane
Common Magpie 1 Near Cross Roads
Eurasian Jackdaw 3 Churchyard
Rook 20
Carrion Crow 1
Eurasian Blue Tit 4 Buxtons Paddock
Barn Swallow 10
Common House Martin 1
Common Chiffchaff 1 GBW
Common Starling 12 2 GBW, 10 Gobbetts Lane
European Robin 1 GBW
Dunnock 1
House Sparrow 34 2 GBW, 32 playing field
Common Chaffinch 1 GBW
European Greenfinch 1 In hedge, Buxtons Paddock
European Goldfinch 1 Buxtons Paddock