December 31st 2018   Leave a comment

It’s the end of the year again. Time to take stock. 154 species within my 10km radius of Crail – 151 last year, and 161 in 2016, my record year. Not too bad; only missing bar-tailed godwit and garden warbler as regulars, and adding three new species – buff-breasted sandpiper, little bunting and my favourite of the year, bearded tit. The overall Crail list is up to 227 (228 if we count Bean Goose as two species – and they have been split again…). The complete list is below in sighting order. In bold – species not seen every year for the last 3 years, and * the three new species.

Pink-footed Goose no. 37

Stonechat no. 55

Black Redstart no. 97

Barn Owl No. 99

1 Blackbird Jan 1
2 Carrion Crow Jan 1
3 Grey Heron Jan 1
4 Robin Jan 1
5 Dunnock Jan 1
6 Wren Jan 1
7 Grey Partridge Jan 1
8 Skylark Jan 1
9 Woodpigeon Jan 1
10 Redwing Jan 1
11 Water Rail Jan 1
12 Great Black-backed Gull Jan 1
13 Pheasant Jan 1
14 Cormorant Jan 1
15 Herring Gull Jan 1
16 Black-headed Gull Jan 1
17 Eider Jan 1
18 Linnet Jan 1
19 Curlew Jan 1
20 Rock Pipit Jan 1
21 Goldcrest Jan 1
22 Teal Jan 1
23 Oystercatcher Jan 1
24 Mallard Jan 1
25 Reed Bunting Jan 1
26 Jackdaw Jan 1
27 Yellowhammer Jan 1
28 Meadow Pipit Jan 1
29 Common Gull Jan 1
30 Wigeon Jan 1
31 Goldfinch Jan 1
32 Blue Tit Jan 1
33 Chaffinch Jan 1
34 Great Tit Jan 1
35 Treecreeper Jan 1
36 Rook Jan 1
37 Pink-footed Gose Jan 1
38 Bullfinch Jan 1
39 Long-tailed Tit Jan 1
40 Coal Tit Jan 1
41 Woodcock Jan 1
42 Common Buzzard Jan 1
43 Dipper Jan 1
44 Fieldfare Jan 1
45 Collared Dove Jan 1
46 Starling Jan 1
47 House Sparrow Jan 1
48 Song Thrush Jan 1
49 Feral Pigeon Jan 1
50 Tree Sparrow Jan 1
51 Corn Bunting Jan 1
52 Magpie Jan 1
53 Redshank Jan 1
54 Red-throated Diver Jan 1
55 Stonechat Jan 1
56 Purple Sandpiper Jan 1
57 Shag Jan 1
58 Guillemot Jan 1
59 Kittiwake Jan 1
60 Red-breasted Merganser Jan 1
61 Turnstone Jan 1
62 Sparrowhawk Jan 1
63 Razorbill Jan 1
64 Fulmar Jan 1
65 Long-tailed Duck Jan 1
66 Gannet Jan 1
67 Mistle Thrush Jan 1
68 Kestrel Jan 1
69 Stock Dove Jan 1
70 Greylag Goose Jan 1
71 Coot Jan 1
72 Whooper Swan Jan 1
73 Mute Swan Jan 1
74 Tufted Duck Jan 1
75 Moorhen Jan 1
76 Goldeneye Jan 1
77 Little Grebe Jan 1
78 Golden Plover Jan 1
79 Lapwing Jan 1
80 Pied Wagtail Jan 1
81 Sanderling Jan 1
82 Dunlin Jan 1
83 Twite Jan 1
84 Lapland Bunting Jan 1
85 Grey Wagtail Jan 1
86 Goosander Jan 21
87 Snipe Jan 21
88 Merlin Jan 21
89 Ringed Plover Jan 21
90 Grey Plover Jan 21
91 Great Spotted Woodpecker Jan 26
92 Greenfinch Jan 27
93 Peregrine Feb 12
94 Lesser Black-backed Gull Feb 17
95 Shelduck Mar 3
96 Northern Wheatear Apr 1
97 Black Redstart Apr 1
98 Chiff-chaff Apr 2
99 Barn Owl Apr 4
100 Sandwich Tern Apr 7
101 Common Scoter Apr 7
102 Yellow Wagtail Apr 22
103 House Martin Apr 22
104 Barn Swallow Apr 23
105 Whimbrel Apr 28
106 Willow Warbler Apr 28
107 Common Whitethroat Apr 30
108 Sand Martin May 3
109 Common Cuckoo May 3
110 Grasshopper Warbler May 3
111 Blackcap May 3
112 Common Swift May 5
113 Sedge Warbler May 5
114 Little Gull May 6
115 Marsh Warbler May 12
116 Arctic Tern May 12
117 Puffin May 13
118 Manx Shearwater May 13
119 Great Skua May 13
120 Common Sandpiper May 13
121 Red-backed Shrike May 28
122 Lesser Whitethroat Jun 3
123 Common Tern Aug 5
124 Roseate Tern Aug 5
125 Mediterranean Gull Aug 12
126 Arctic Skua Aug 12
127 Knot Aug 12
128 Marsh Harrier Aug 23
129 Common Redstart Sep 1
130 Common Rosefinch Sep 4
131 Canada Goose Sep 8
132 Buff-breasted Sandpiper* Sep 8
133 Pale-bellied Brent Goose Sep 8
134 Spotted Flycatcher Sep 15
135 Jay Sep 15
136 Ruff Sep 22
137 Pomarine Skua Sep 27
138 Barnacle Goose Sep 27
139 Velvet Scoter Sep 29
140 Sooty Shearwater Oct 6
141 Bearded Tit* Oct 6
142 Little Stint Oct 7
143 Brambling Oct 11
144 Yellow-browed Warbler Oct 11
145 Great Northern Diver Oct 11
146 Ring Ouzel Oct 12
147 Pied flycatcher Oct 12
148 Redpoll Oct 14
149 Little Bunting* Oct 14
150 Siskin Oct 25
151 Black-throated Diver Oct 28
152 Sabine’s Gull Oct 29
153 Red-breasted Flycatcher Oct 31
154 Jack Snipe Nov 11

Mediterranean Gull no. 125

Posted December 31, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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