Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lists.

Inspired by Warren at Pitswood Birds I thought I would keep a list for May on my patch. I'm not sure how long I can keep it up but one things for sure, June won't have as many as this month...

1. Red throated Diver
2. Little Grebe
3. Fulmar
4. Manx Shearwater
5. Gannet
6. Cormorant
7. Grey Heron
8. Mute Swan
9. Greylag
10. Shelduck
11. Mallard
12. Eider
13. Red breasted Merganser
14. Marsh Harrier
15. Sparrowhawk
16. Buzzard
17. Kestrel
18. Grey Partridge
19. Pheasant
20. Moorhen
21. Oystercatcher
22. Lapwing
23. Whimbrel
24. Curlew
25. Turnstone
26. Black headed Gull
27. Common Gull
28. Lesser black backed Gull
29. Herring Gull
30. Great black backed Gull
31. Kittiwake
32. Sandwich Tern
33. Common Tern
34. Arctic Tern
35. Guillemot
36. Razorbill
37. Puffin
38. Stock Dove
39. Woodpigeon
40. Collared Dove
41. Cuckoo
42. Barn Owl
43. Tawny Owl
44. Swift
45. Great spotted Woodpecker
46. Skylark
47. Sand Martin
48. Swallow
49. House Martin
50. Meadow Pipit
51. Yellow Wagtail
52. Grey Wagtail
53. Pied Wagtail
54. Wren
55. Dunnock
56. Robin
57. Stonechat
58. Wheatear
59. Blackbird
60. Song Thrush
61. Mistle Thrush
62. Sedge Warbler
63. Lesser Whitethroat
64. Whitethroat
65. Garden Warbler
66. Blackcap
67. Chiffchaff
68. Willow Warbler
69. Goldcrest
70. Long tailed Tit
71. Coal Tit
72. Blue Tit
73. Great Tit
74. Nuthatch
75. Jay
76. Magpie
77. Jackdaw
78. Rook
79. Carrion Crow
80. Starling
81. House Sparrow
82. Tree Sparrow
83. Chaffinch
84. Greenfinch
85. Goldfinch
86. Siskin
87. Linnet
88. Lesser Redpoll
89. Bullfinch
90. Yellowhammer
91. Reed Bunting

For May there are no real suprises in there. Best for the area I suppose are 2 Marsh Harriers ( ad male and imm female), 8 Whimbrel, Barn Owl and Cuckoo.

Biggest miss has to be Julie's Turtle Dove, not one I'll get back in a hurry.

There are a few things I could have seen but didn't such as Little Tern, more waders such as Dunlin, Ringed Plover etc, but all in all, quite agood variety for the area.

While I'm listing -

Mammals -

1. Rabbit
2. Hare
3. Hedgehog
4. Pipistrelle
5. Noctule Bat
6. Grey Seal
7. Badger
8. Short tailed Field Vole
9. Roe Deer

Butterflies -

1. Large White
2. Small White
3. Green veined White
4. Orange Tip
5. Small Copper
6. Speckled Wood
7. Peacock
8. Small Tortoiseshell
9. Wall

No I'm not doing other insects or flowering plants!

7 comments:

Greenie said...

Can I put forward Ichneumon suspiciosus for yesterday's insect .

Steve Gale said...

Ah lists...you can never have too many.

Warren Baker said...

91 ! blimey. I counted 39 on your list that I havn't seen!

Next year you can compare the May list with this years. You have 91 to beat!!

I find it easier to keep a list by making a simple Excell spreadsheet.

oldcrow61 said...

Wow, you have seen a lot.

Tricia said...

Good grief - that's almost a year list for me! But I love lists (although haven't kept any birdy ones this year - keep forgetting to update it)

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

This is too much Stewart. I thought you were taking it easy!! top list though for the month and a few days to go yet.

Stewart said...

The beauty of lists. Its best only to compete with yourself! This list is only a reasonable picture of what can be seen on a stratch of the north Northumberland coast in spring...much more is available for those travelling around abit....