November 2018 Sightings

Details of November sightings compiled by John Thompson will appear on the Monthly Sightings page early next month.

In the meantime if you spot anything of interest in the SECOS area record it below by adding a comment.


  1. Colin
    November 16, 2018

    2 little egrets still at Doddington this morning and a few more duck species but after ignoring the 500+ mallard not many actual ducks. tufted 20; goldeneye 6; wigeon 6; teal 3; shoveler 2; pochard 1; plus 55 mute swans; 170 canada geese and 110 greylag geese.

  2. John
    November 15, 2018

    I did a ‘reccie’ yesterday morning of my BBS 1km square at King George V Playing Fields and Queen’s Park for the BTO/English Nature English Winter Bird Survey that starts next month.

    Birds of note: – Barnacle Goose 1, Goosander 9m + 11f & Common Gull c10.

  3. Colin
    November 14, 2018

    a quick call at Doddington this afternoon and found two little egrets in the main field drain inflow

  4. Mike&Andy
    November 12, 2018

    Good numbers and variety of birds off Checkley Lane this morning,with,3 Yellowhammers,50 Skylark,Linnets,Meadow Pipits,Raven,85 Fieldfares,Redwings,Mistle Thrush and scores of newly released Red legged Partridge.A brief view at Doddington gave,Mandarin,9 Shovelers and 2 Teal of note.

  5. Mike&Andy
    November 10, 2018

    Just 4 Shovelers and a single Teal of any note at Doddington compared with Monday when we logged,Jack Snipe,5 Com Snipe,Jays,Mistle Thrush,2 big flocks of around 300 Lapwings,and low counts of Goldeneyes,Pochard,Wigeon,single Gadwall and a comedy duo of 2 Muscovy Ducks! Also this morning at Lea Forge again low numbers with 2 pairs of Bullfinch,3 Goldcrests and 4 bathing Meadow Pipits the highlight .

  6. Colin
    November 09, 2018

    1 jack snipe, 200 lapwing and 84 cormorants were the only noteworthy birds at Doddington this morning. Where are all the winter ducks?

  7. Chris S
    November 09, 2018

    Jack Snipe still on Doddington Pool island from south shoreline as of yesterday afternoon. Was mostly asleep from 3.30pm till 4.15pm started preening itself after that and then had a walk about feeding after sundown.

  8. Mike&Andy
    November 01, 2018

    Jack Snipe and Common Snipe both showing again at Doddington this morning and Goldeneyes up to 7 females.Also noted were 2 Pochard,7 Shovelers,4 Little Grebes,10 Meadow Pipits,Common Gull,Kestrel and a decent flock of 220 Lapwings.

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