Wednesday, 31 March 2010

31st March - Sightings

Shustoke - Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 100 Swallow, 300 Sand Martin (L Johnson)
Dosthill - 2 House Martin, 60 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 30 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipits (G Williams)

Monday, 29 March 2010

29th March - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - 16 Black-Tailed Godwit flew South (G Williams)
Ladywalk - House Martin, 20 Swallow, 50 Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper, 13 Golden Plover over (P Sofley)

Sunday, 28 March 2010

28th March - Sightings

Bassett North - Common Tern, Little Egret this evening (J Allen) The tern is the earliest ever in the valley and comes after one yesterday at Blithfield.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

27th March - Sightings

Tamworth - 50 Sand Martins over River Tame by Dunstall Lane (R Henderson)
Bassett North - Wheatear(f) (J Harris per S Cawthray)

Just outside area a report of Red Kite Seen at Furnace End 8.45am (per P Sofley)

Friday, 26 March 2010

26th March - Sightings

Coleshill - 30 Golden Plover on fields along R. Blythe south of town (P Sofley)
Ladywalk - 3 Swallow (see comment)

Thursday, 25 March 2010

25th March - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Little-Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20 Shelduck, Hybrid Shelduck sp (K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Brambling, Marsh Tit, 15 Redpoll ( S Cawthray) Also 10+ Chiffchaff - part of a big recent influx into Midlands.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

24th March - Sightings

Coton - Wheatear from hide (Bobby D)
Hams Hall - Wheatear Faraday Avenue next to Wincanton building (P Sofley)
Ladywalk - Brambling (f) still (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

23rd March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Brambling still, 3 Sand Martin, Peregrine (Tim Jones, R Henderson)
Water Orton - 4 Green Sandpiper on River Tame (R Henderson)
Hams Hall - 2 Common Sandpiper (R Henderson)
Lea Marston - Wheatear Haunch Lane (J Gallety per Warwickshire Birding)

Monday, 22 March 2010

22nd March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Brambling still, Willow Tit, 16 Goosander, 32 Sand Martin, 2o Golden Plover over, Little Egret(M Pollock, S Cawthray)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit at Feeding Station (M Pollock)
Lea Marston - Little Egret (M Pollock)
Middleton - 4 Little Egret (M Pollock)
Kingsbury - 50 Sand Martin, Wheatear, Peregrine (per KWP logbook)
Fishers Mill - report of Grey Partridge (per KWP logbook)
Bassett - report of Avocet, Green Sandpiper (per KWP logbook)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

21st March - Sightings

Wishaw - Wheatear (m) still Blindpit Lane (TP et al)
Ladywalk - Brambling(f) still at feeding station (TP)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

20th March - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Little-Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Ladywalk - Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, Brambling(f) on feeders, Little Egret (P Sofley)

Friday, 19 March 2010

19th March - Sightings

Shustoke - 4 Sand Martin (A Dean)
Ladywalk - Brambling, 2 Redshank, 5 Snipe (S Cawthray)
Coleshill - Wheatear nr Packington Landfill (A Dean)
Whitacre Heath - report of Red Kite over village (per P Sofley)
Wishaw - Wheatear by Bee Hives (G Williams)
Bassett North - Rock Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover 2 Curlew over (J Harris per S Cawthray)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

18th March - Sightings

Coton - 6 Sand Martin late afternoon (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - 10 Sand Martin late afternoon (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

17th March - Sightings

Tamworth - 3 Waxwings still this morning 200yds South of B5000 Sheepcote Lane roundabout (RBA)
Whitacre Heath NR - report yesterday of Mealy Redpoll Feeding Station (J Harris per Whitacre Heath website)
Kingsbury - Smew (Redhead) Cliff Pool in evening (RBA)
Ladywalk - Mandarin(m) B Pool 6pm. Also 2 Woodcock, 7 Curlew, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 12 Goosander (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

16th March - Sightings

Tamworth - 3 Waxwings Glascote (RBA)
Ladywalk - Curlew, Redshank (L Johnson)
Whitacre Heath NR - Marsh Tit (L Johnson)
Lea Marston - Little Egret, Curlew by river (L Johnson)

Monday, 15 March 2010

15th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings still (RBA)
Ladywalk - Bittern still showing very well from Hide B. Also 3 Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Curlew, 12 Goosander, 5 Oystercatcher (P Sofley, S Cawthray)
Alvecote - 3 Little Egret, Jack Snipe, 7 Goosander (S Cawthray, A Archer)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

14th March - Sightings

Alvecote - 1 Little-Ringed Plover still Pretty Pigs Lake. Also 10 Goosander, Little Egret in area (A Archer)
Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings still (RBA)
Bassett North - Smew (RH), 2 Pintail (2m), 2 Little Egret, 2 Redshank (J Allen)
Lea Marston - Curlew, Little Egret from Railway Bridge (N Trotman)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

13th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings still (Many Obs)
Dosthill - Med Gull(ad), Yellow-Legged Gull(2ndWin) on Main Lake(RBA)
Bassett South - 2 Smew (pr), Pintail(f) (L Johnson)
Bassett North - 2 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret North Pit (L Johnson)
Alvecote - Unconfirmed report of 2 Little Ringed Plover Pretty Pigs Lake (RBA)

Friday, 12 March 2010

12th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings still (RBA)
Kingsbury - Smew (redhead) Cliff Pool (W J Egmont)

Thursday, 11 March 2010

11th March - Sightings

Curlew - Lea Marston - Roger Henderson

Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings still near Health Centre (RBA)
Kingsbury - Smew(m) Cliff Pool South (K Sargent) Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Hams Hall - Peregrine (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

10th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 4 Waxwings now (RBA)
Lea Marston - 4 Curlew, Little Egret by river (L Johnson, TP)
Alvecote - Long-Eared owl roosting in private area early morning.
Bassett North- Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Snipe, Pintail, Hybrid Shelduck sp for its 13th year (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern flew from main reedbeed to in front of Hide B (C Cook)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

9th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Little-Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 32 Goosander, Tawny Owl (S Cawthray)

Monday, 8 March 2010

8th March - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Scaup(f) back on Hemlingford Water this morning (RBA) Perhaps it doesn't like the assorted water craft zooming round at weekends!
Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still (RBA)
Middleton - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Mill Plantation this morning (L Johnson)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Curlew over North (L Johnson)
Lea Marston - 8 Curlew by River Tame (K Sargent)
Kingsbury - 94 Wigeon, 4 Snipe, 2 Redshank, Little Egret (K Sargent)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

7th March - Sightings

Bittern - Whitacre Heath NR - Jeff Wesson

- 3 Waxwings still though mobile (Many Obs)
Whitacre Heath NR - Bittern from main hide (RBA) First reserve record since 1996 (per J Wesson)
Kingsbury South - Scaup(f) now on Swann Pool. Willow Tit on Swann Pool feeders(TP et al)
Middleton - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in paddock before farm c9.30am (P Harper)
Alvecote - Long-Eared Owl in private area, Jack Snipe (A Archer)
Ladywalk - 35 Goosander, 9 Snipe, Ringed Plover (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - Little Egret (P Harper)
Lea Marston - 6 Curlew by River Tame (P Harper)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

6th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still on roundabout at end of Shelton Street (Many Obs)
Fisher's Mill - Little Egret (J Allen)
Bassett South - 2 Smew (pr) (J Allen)
Bassett North - 2 Pintail (2m), 2 Redshank (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath NR - Green Sandpiper (J Wesson)
Ladywalk - Little Egret, 5 Curlew, Snipe, 27 Goosander (S Cawthray)

Friday, 5 March 2010

5th March - Sightings

Lea Marston - 5 Curlew (Bobby D)
Kingsbury South - Scaup(f) Hemlingford Water still (Bobby D)
Alvecote - Wholly unconfirmed report of Common Crane North over Laundry Lane this afternoon (RBA)
Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still (RBA)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

4th March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still (RBA)
Ladywalk - 19 Goosander, Tawny Owl, Redshank, Green Sandpiper. On Wednesday Peregrine, Redshank, Curlew. On Tuesday Bittern (S Cawthray)

If Mark Smiles reads this Jeff Wesson would like to get in contact with you regarding sightings at Whitacre Heath. He is in the process of compiling a species list. I will be happy to forward on any emails. Thanks Tom.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

3rd March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still (per Birdforum)
Kingsbury South - Scaup(f) again Hemlingford Water (Bobby D)

Monday, 1 March 2010

1st March - Sightings

Wilnecote - 3 Waxwings still (Many Obs) Proving as popular as ever!
Middleton - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Woodcock, 5 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 8 Goosander, Tawny Owl (S Cawthray)