September 2016 sightings at Marston.
2nd. 2 juv. marsh harriers. Approx. 60 yellow wagtails. Wheatear.
4th. Hobby, 50+ teal, 3 green sands, 30 yellow wags, 50+ goldfinch, 15 curlew.
8th. Day of the solitary sandpiper! see report on previous posting.
9th. 3 green sands, marsh harrier, 2 ravens, hobby, 10 snipe, PZB neck-collared greylag, 3 little egrets, 18 curlew, grey wag, barn owl.
10th. Very distant flock of 40 waders-looked like godwits, NWest. 50+ yellow wags into reedbed roost. M and F marsh harrier. (5 different marsh harriers seen during the month).
11th. 30+ meadow pipits, South. 6 little grebes.
13th/14th. Female mandarin (first since 2012 I think), hobby.
16th. Hobby, wigeon, first one this year, lesser whitethroat, 18 curlew.
18th. 6 green sands, hobby, 15 curlew.
21st. 3 wigeon, barn owl, 2 green sands.
22nd. Pintail,(less than annual), 11 grey herons in field (record count at Marston?) 35 gadwall, 50+ house martin, 50+ swallow, 4 grey wags.
23rd. Pintail, hobby.
24th. 75 lapwing, 100+ swallows.
27th. 450 greylags.
30th. 4 green sands, 2 grey wags.