Holland Haven Birding

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1996  HOLLAND MARSHES LIST

by Nigel Pepper

 

This is the list Nigel kept while setting the “Haven” year list record that ended with a 'Year-End' total of  172

 

1.     Red-throated Diver                       Max count of 50 per hour for 2 hours on  06/03.

2.     Great Northern Diver                    1 past on 12/01 (partial summer plumage) .

3.     Great-Crested Grebe                    Max. count of  40 on sea on  06/03

4.     Little Grebe

5.     Gannet                                         Max. count of  18 on  03/05 & 18 on  10/11

6.     Fulmar                                         regularly seen.   1 taken into care on 12/03.

7      Cormorant

8.     Grey Heron

9.     Spoonbill                                     Adult on 27/05, 2 adults from 29/05-02/06.

10.   Mute Swan                                     

11.   Bean Goose                                 23 on 14/01, 1 with White-fronts from 14/12 - 26/12

12.   Greylag Goose                                    

13.   White-Fronted Goose                   Max. count of  35 from  24/12 - 26/12.

14.  Canada Goose

15.  Barnacle Goose                            15 on 15/02

16.  Brent Goose                                  ****  Black Brant seen on  25/02 ****

17.  Shelduck

18.  Wigeon

19.  Gadwall

20.  Teal

21.  Mallard

22.  Shoveler

23.  Tufted Duck

24.  Scaup                                            15/02, 27/10

25.  Eider                                              22/05  & 24/11, 6 on 24/12, 5 on 28/12

26.  Common Scoter

27.  Goldeneye                                     1 female on 18/02, 2 females on 14/12, 1 drake on 27/12.

28.  Honey Buzzard                              1 through on 27/05  (also seen by Peter Newson)

29.  Marsh Harrier                                 Sightings in spring and autumn.

30.  Sparrowhawk

31.  Kestrel

32.  Merlin

33.  Hobby

34.  Red-legged Partridge

35.  Pheasant

36.  Moorhen

37.  Coot

38.  Oystercatcher                                Max. count of  100 flew past on  23/08.

39.  Ringed Plover

40.  Golden Plover

41.  Grey Plover                                   Max. count of  200 flew past on  23/08.

42.  Lapwing

43.  Sanderling

44.  Purple Sandpiper

45.  Dunlin

46.  Ruff

47.  Jack Snipe                                    28/02

48.  Snipe

49.  Woodcock                                     Regular in winter.  2 present from 28/12 - 31/12.

50.  Bar-tailed Godwit

51.  Whimbrel                                      Max. cumulative count of  70 during the day on  23/08.

52.  Curlew

53.  Turnstone

54.  Redshank

55.  Greenshank                                  25/04  & then several autumn records

56.  Pomarine Skua                            03/05 (adult), 02/11 ( imm)

57.  Mediterranean Gull

58.  Black-headed Gull

59.  Common Gull

60.  Herring Gull

61.  Yellow-legged Gull                      01/01 & 23/02  (adult bird on both occasions)

62.  Lesser Black-backed Gull

63.  Great Black-backed Gull

64.  Kittiwake                                      Max.count of  50 seen on  29/10  &  25 on  12/11.

65.  Common Tern                              Max.count of  250 on  23/08

66.  Sandwich Tern                            Max.count of  200 on  23/08

67.  Little Tern

68.  Stock Dove

69.  Woodpigeon                                Max.count of  4000 arriving on morning of  07/11.

70.  Collared Dove

71.  Turtle Dove

72.  Cuckoo

73.  Barn Owl                                      01/01

74.  Little Owl

75.  Short-eared Owl

76.  Green Woodpecker

77.  Great Spotted Woodpecker

78.  Skylark                                         Max.count of 100 seen on 14/12.

79.  Swift

80.  Sand Martin

81.  Swallow

82.  House Martin

83.  Meadow Pipit

84.  Rock Pipit

85.  Water Pipit                                   14/04

86.  Yellow Wagtail

87.  Pied Wagtail / White Wagtail

88.  Wren

89.  Dunnock

90.  Robin

91.  Black Redstart                                               

92.  Redstart                                        14/04 then regular in autumn with max. of  6 on  05/09

93.  Whinchat

94.  Stonechat

95.  Wheatear                                      Max.count of 12 on 23/08

96.  Fieldfare                                       Large arrival of 800+ with Redwings on 30/10.

97.  Ring Ouzel                                    14/04 - 17/04 (male), max of 8 seen on 21/09.

98.  Blackbird

99.  Song Thrush

100. Mistle Thrush

101. Redwing

102. Sedge Warbler

103. Reed Warbler

104. Lesser Whitethroat

105. Whitethroat

106. Garden Warbler

107.  Blackcap

108. Chiffchaff

109. Willow Warbler

110. Spotted Flycatcher

111. Goldcrest

112. Firecrest                                       18/04, 4 on 20/09 & 21/09.

113. Long-tailed Tit

114. Blue Tit

115. Great Tit

116. Jay

117. Magpie

118. Jackdaw

119. Rook

120. Carrion Crow

121. Starling

122. House Sparrow

123. Tree Sparrow                               27/04, 14/09

124. Chaffinch

125. Brambling

126. Bullfinch

127. Greenfinch

128. Goldfinch

129. Linnet

130. Lesser Redpoll                             23/04

131. Yellowhammer

132. Reed Bunting

133. Corn Bunting                                Max.count of 70 seen on 14/12.

134. Spotted Redshank                        1 summer adult flew past 03/07, 1 on 02/09.

135. Common Sandpiper                             

136.  Little Ringed Plover                    23/07, 04/09.

137.  Long-Billed Dowitcher                02/08 (summer adult)

138.  Little Gull                                    04/08 (2nd-year) then regular with max. 20 on 20/10

139. Sabines Gull                                07/08 & 08/08 (juv) outfall (seen also by Liz Huxley)

140. Arctic Skua                                  13/08 and then regular

141. Arctic Tern                                   14/08, 23/08, 24/08, 18/09

142. Black-tailed Godwit                      20/08 (3 birds) and then 4 on 24/08.

143. Knot                                              23/08 (30 flew past), 20 flew past 01/09

144. Pied Flycatcher                            24/08, 25/08, 27/08, 08/09, 14/09, 3 seen on 21/09.

145. Little Stint                                     27/08 (juv), up to 3 juvs 14/09 - 19/09 at least.      

146. Barred Warbler                             01/09  (1st year bird) - also trapped & ringed

147. Kingfisher                                      01/09

148. Green Sandpiper                           03/09,20/09

149. Grey Partridge                               03/09

150. Black Tern                                     6 flew past on 04/09

151. Garganey                                       07/09

152. Pintail                                            2 flew past with 10 Wigeon on 08/09, 3 on 14/12

153. Tree Pipit                                       08/09, 20/09, 2 seen on 21/09.

154. Siskin                                             25 flew over on 08/09, 200+ seen on 21/09 & 22/09.

155. Wood Sandpiper                            17/09

156. Great Skua                                     17/09, 06/10.

157. Sooty Shearwater                          6 flew past on 18/09 in strong easterlies. 

158. Coal Tit                                          5 seen on 21/09 (continental race)

159. Grey Wagtail                                  2 seen on 22/09 then regular after that.

160. Pallas’s Warbler                             I found bird 23/10 & twitched by many for few days.

161. Red-breasted Merganser                5 flew past on 25/10

162. Woodlark                                        1 flew over the hide on 29/10, called twice and then

                                                               landed on meadow briefly before flying off. 

163. Snow Bunting                                  3 on 29/10 & 23/11. 5 on 24/11.17 on 30/11.10 on 26/12, 7 on 28/12.

164. Guillemot                                         2 seen on 30/10

165. Razorbill                                          1 seen on 30/10 - settled on sea

166. Little Auk                                         1 flew past on 30/10

167. Black-throated Diver                        1 on 07/11 (seen with Tariq)

168. Lapland Bunting                              1 on 10/11, 14/12, 28/12.

169. Peregrine                                        1 immature male on 12/11 chasing pigeons.

170. Twite                                               1 with Corn Buntings on 24/11.

171. Water Rail                                       1 seen on 24/12 & 29/12.

172. Goosander                                       30 flew past on 28/12 (seen with Peter Davies)

 

 

FINAL COUNT FOR 1996 =172