Patch Year List 2013
- Birds recorded at Salford Priors GP
- Salford Priors GP - Conservation Importance
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- Salford Priors GP History
- Salford Priors GP Butterflies
- Salford Priors GP 2014
- Salford Priors GP 2015
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- Salford Priors GP 2017
- Salford Priors GP 2018
- Salford Priors GP 2019
- Salford Priors GP 2020
- Salford Priors GP 2021
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- Salford Priors Pictorial Tour
- Year List 2014
- Studley Castle & Sewage Works
- Spurn birding
- Butterflies of 2020
- UK Butterflies
Thursday, 26 May 2022
Monday, 16 May 2022
Mediterrean Gull (F Peplow)
Whilst I was away in Scilly enjoying the spring sunshine the team added six valuable year ticks. Ringed Plover (with a Dunlin) (3/5) FP, Mediterrean Gull (6/5) FP, Osprey (6/5) CL, Little Egret (9/5) MC, Whimbrel (9/5) FP & Turnstone (11/5) FP. This takes us to a very pleasing 112 for the year.
I recorded our first three figure count of Swifts on 13/5. Butterfly count is now 11 with Small Heath the latest to emerge after Common Blue.
On Sunday, Chris the county recorder and the Squire joined us for the mid month count. The following count were recorded:-7 pairs Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan 8 Greylag, 36 Canada Geese, 1 gadwall, 147 Mallard, 85 Tufted Duck, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Partridge, 10 prs Moorhen, 62 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 4 BH Gull, 13 LBB Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 30 Swift, 3 House Martin, 3 Cettis and all the regular warblers on territory, Treecreeper and 14 Reed Bunting territories.
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
There was some light fog on Bank Holiday Monday, so it was a later start than usual for us. After a bit of debate we headed towards Bredon Hill again to see if the Nightingales had returned. We did a large circuit initially before turning to the breeding area. There is signage in place to remind visitors to stay STRICTLY on the path. Within twenty yards a Nightingale flew across in front of us showing its magficiant tail only to disappear in the undergrowth.
It was probably another twenty five minutes until I heard another bird and some edgy movement. I decided to hold fire and wait in this area as it's where I'd had sightings in previous years. After another ten minutes two males got into really good song almost competing against each other and on occasions landed on perches in the open when I managed to get a few pleasing shots. During the session I recorded at least five singing males.
For lunch we retreated to our favourite pub, the Queen Elizabeth, in Elmley Castle. As well as the normal yummy lunch we got treated to a few dances from local Morris dancers. Nice way to spend a bank holiday for sure.