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Little Owl
No tearing around the countryside for me this weekend,instead, I decided on birding locally;  and see what was happening close to home. On Friday afternoon I checked Papercourt water meadows and Papercourt Lake. On Sunday morning I spent some time out on Ockham Common and Boldermere Lake, and later, Pyrford and Walsham Weir

Species list below:


1. Mute Swan - 13 adults + 6 fledged young on Boldermere Lake
2. Egyptian Goose - 3
3. Mandarin Duck - female and 10 fledged young on Papercourt stock pond
4. Mallard - 8 + fledged young
5. Tufted Duck - 7
6. Pheasant  - 4
7. Cormorant - 1
8. Grey Heron - 1
9. Great Crested Grebe - 3 
10. Buzzard - 3
11. Kestrel - 2
12. Moorhen - 3 adults 4 fledged young and 1 nest
13. Coot - 45 adults 2 fledged young and 1 nest
14. Common Tern - 2 adults feeding 2 small young on floating platform on Boldermere Lake.
15. Woodpigeon - 21
16. Collared Dove - 6
17. Ring-necked Parakeet - 9
18. Cuckoo - 2
19. Little Owl - 2 
20. Swift - 6
21. Green Woodpecker - 4


22. Great Spotted Woodpecker - 3 + male and female at nest carrying food. Young vocal in nest.
23. Magpie - 5
24. Jay - 1
25. Jackdaw - 20
26. Carrion Crow - 13
27. Blue Tit - 2
28. Great Tit - 2
29. Long-tailed Tit - 10 family party
30. Woodlark - 2 flight songs on Ockham Common
31. Sand Martin - 4
32. House Martin - 8
33. Swallow - 2
34. Chiffchaff - 8 
35. Blackcap - 14
36. Whitethroat - 9
37. Reed Warbler - 6 
38. Treecreeper - 1
39. Wren - 16
40. Starling - 20
41. Blackbird - 23
42. Song Thrush - 5 adult carrying food
43. Mistle Thrush - 1 adult carrying food.
44. Robin - 18
45. Stonechat - male and female at Ockham Common
46. Dunnock - 2
47. House Sparrow - 8
48. Grey Wagtail - 2 adults feeding 1 fully fledged young - Walsham Weir
49. Pied Wagtail - 4 adults feeding fledged young 
50. Chaffinch - 13
51. Greenfinch - 4
52. Goldfinch - 5 
53. Linnet - 2
54. Reed Bunting - 6 
55. Black-headed Gull - 1

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