BLACK-HEADED GULL, WOODPIGEON, COLLARED DOVE, PIED WAGTAIL, ROBIN, BLACKBIRD, COAL TIT, BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT, JAY, MAGPIE, CARRION CROW, STARLING, HOUSE SPARROW & GOLDFINCH.
2nd January and back to work, started the year with a day down in Brighton East Sussex, so at lunchtime went to the Brighton Marina adding TURNSTONE, COMMON GULL, HERRING GULL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, FERAL PIGEON & JACKDAW
2015 Year List = 21
On the 5th, 6th, 8th & 9th I was working on the Croxley Green Business Park, which is right next to Croxley Common Moor Hertfordshire, so on these four lunchtimes I added: GREAT CRESTED GREBE, GREY HERON, MUTE SWAN, CANADA GOOSE, MALLARD, SHOVELER, TUFTED DUCK, RED KITE, KESTREL, MOORHEN, COOT, RING-NECKED PARAKEET, KINGFISHER, GREEN WOODPECKER, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, WREN, DUNNOCK, SONG THRUSH, REDWING, GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, CHAFFINCH, GREENFINCH & REED BUNTING
2015 Year List = 46On the Wednesday 7th January I was on call, so I shot down to Chichester Gravel Pits West Sussex, to look for the reported Dusky Warbler. I parked up near the footpath that runs next to Ivy lake, and followed other birders down to East trout lake. Where the searching began, the warbler was located between Triangle lake and Copse lake, and only the briefest of views where obtained, then it flew out of the cover and across Triangle lake landing low down in the lakeside bushes and trees, where it moved along feeding giving great scope views, a new bird for my UK list. Also durning the search added: CORMORANT, LITTLE EGRET, GREYLAG GOOSE, POCHARD, DUSKY WARBLER, CHIFFCHAFF, LONG-TAILED TIT,
2015 Year List = 53
I left Chichester GP's happy and headed for Walpole Park Gosport Hampshire for "Waldo" the RING-BILLED GULL, he was quickly located between the boating lakes, also added: LITTLE GREBE, DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & SPARROWHAWK.
2015 Year List = 57
Then on to Bransbury Common Hampshire, a new site for me where I had a great end of the day adding: HEN HARRIER (male), BUZZARD, PHEASANT, BARN OWL, TAWNY OWL & GREAT GREY SHRIKE.
2015 Year List =63
For all of the W/C Monday 12th January 2015 I was working in Bracknell Berkshire. Monday lunchtime I made the short drive to Maiden Erlegh Park Reading, adding: WOOD DUCK, MANDARIN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL & STOCK DOVE.
2015 Year List =67
Tuesday 13th I went to Moor Green Lakes at lunchtime adding: BARNACLE GOOSE,
Tuesday 20th as I was working near Hounslow, lunchtime was spent up at Staines Reservoirs Surrey, were I added: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, BLACK-NECKED GREBE & SCAUP.
2015 Year List = 79
Wednesday 21st and working in Hurley Berkshire, so this lunchtime I added: MEADOW PIPIT, FIELDFARE & MISTLE THRUSH.
2015 Year List = 82
Thursday 22nd and after I had finished my calls in Sheffield, I made the short drive to Glossop, so I could drive along the A57 Snake Pass, great views with all the snow, and
RED GROUSE easy seen because of the snow.
2015 Year List = 83
I then drove to RSPB reserve Wallasea Island and had great views of SHORT-EARED OWL, MARSH HARRIER & ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, also added: SHELDUCK, RINGED PLOVER, GOLDEN PLOVER, DUNLIN, CURLEW, REDSHANK, SKYLARK, STONECHAT & LINNET.
2015 Year List = 96
Friday 30th and on my way home from working in Coventry i stopped at the RSPB reserve Otmoor Oxfordshire, seeing 43 species of bird, adding: WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, ROSS’S SNOW GOOSE, PEREGRINE, WATER RAIL, SNIPE, MARSH TIT & ROOK
2015 Year List = 103