Saturday, 30 April 2011

30th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 3 Arctic Tern, Med Gull(ad), Little Gull (2cy) through (G Williams, J Allen, A Archer)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (J Wesson)
Nether Whitacre - 5 Arctic Tern north over Cricket ground 3.15pm (K Wimbush)

Friday, 29 April 2011

29th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, 4 Swift (D Hutton, S Haynes et al)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr) still, 2 Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Kingsbury SouthArctic Tern Hemlingford Water (S Haynes)

Thursday, 28 April 2011

28th April - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Terns 4.30pm at least, 10 Swift (D Hutton et al)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr), Hobby, Snipe, 9 Swift, Wheatear (G Williams)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

27th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Honey Buzzard over Cliff Pool to North c10.30am (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(Pr), Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Ruff, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Tern, 4 Swift (J Morgan, TP, G Williams)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

26th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr) still, 3 Ruff, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift (G Williams)
Shustoke -2  Swift, 50 House Martin(S Cawthray)
Coton - 2 Swift, 30 House Martin, 50 Swallow (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

24th April - Sightings

Bassett - 6 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, Pink-Footed Goose, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, c20 House Martin (S Haynes, TP, J Allen)
Middleton - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Wheatear (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Garden Warbler (TP, J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - 4 Ruff (TP, J Allen)

Saturday, 23 April 2011

23rd April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr), Greenshank, Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Wheatear, Cuckoo (TP, J Allen, J Wesson, J Morgan)
Dosthill NR - Whinchat in reeds far North of Pool(P Burton)
Coton - 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler (S Cawthray)

Friday, 22 April 2011

22nd April - Sightings

Bassett North - up to 3 Black Tern (2 till dusk), 2 Marsh Harrier (fem till 12pm at least and report of male), 2 Garganey (m,f), 3 Greenshank, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Curlew, 5 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Wheatear, 2 Grey Partridge (A Barnsley, A Archer, TP, J Allen, S Cawthray et al)
Middleton - up to 12 Waxwing still Craft Centre Car Park tho elusive at times (A Barnsley et al) Cuckoo (TP, J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (A Archer et al)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)
Ladywalk - Dunlin, 2 Cuckoo, Hobby (D Long)
Whitacre Heath NR - Wheatear (D Long)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

21st April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit , 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler Cliff Pool area (K Sargent, S Cawthray) The Godwits later seen at Drayton Bassett and earlier at Middleton.
Middleton - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit Hall Lake 11.00am (Birdguides) Hobby (Bobby D)
Kingsbury South - 5 Common Tern Hemlingford Water (K Sargent)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr), 3 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 22 Shelduck, 3 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 'Greenland' Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Pink-Footed Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe with 1 Drumming, Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler in area (A Archer, J Morgan) report of Arctic Tern (M Sargent)
Ladywalk - 5 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo (S Cawthray) Yesterday 2 Whinchat (per S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 7 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Lesser Whitethroat (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

20th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Sanderling (win plum),  2 Greenshank, Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit (J Harris, S Cawthray) All still present this evening. Also 2 Garganey (pr) on pit South of North Pit though elusive, 3 Wigeon (J Allen)
Middleton - Black-Tailed Godwit still Hall Lake (J Harris, S Cawthray, J Allen) up to 14 Waxwing Craft Centre Car Park again (R Jones, J Allen)
Ladywalk - Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (D Daniel)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

19th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear(f) early morning (G Hill) In evening 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wigeon, c20 Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail (TP)
Middleton - Black-Tailed Godwit (full sp) on Hall Lake this evening (TP)
Fisher's Mill - Lesser Whitethroat (D Baker)
Shustoke - 2 Dunlin North, 4 Common Tern, LRP (S Haynes)

Monday, 18 April 2011

18th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr) (J Fincham) No sign this evening but 2 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Curlew, 3 Wigeon, Pink-Footed Goose (J Allen)
Wishaw - Wheatear(m) Blindpit Lane (M Hodson)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 19+ Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (J Allen)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

17th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 18 Yellow Wagtail 7.30pm Mill Meadow (M Pollock)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Saturday, 16 April 2011

16th April - Sightings

Waxwing - Phil Satch

Wishaw - 6 Wheatear(5m,f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane late morning (TP)
Middleton - 8+ Waxwing in Craft Centre Car Park Still (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Garden Warbler (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed, Sedge Warbler in area (D Baker, G Hill)

Friday, 15 April 2011

15th April - Sightings

Middleton - c20 Waxwing still in and around Hall/Craft Centre Car Park (A Grice)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

14th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (D Daniel et al) Tree Pipit (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 13 Waxwing in large Tree behind Hall (J Harris)
Bassett North - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear(m,f), Goosander (J Harris)

13th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 4 LRP, 160 Sand Martin (S Haynes)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin, Little Egret, Pink-Footed Goose, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 200 Sand Martin, Whitethroat (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

12th April - Sightings

Wishaw - Wheatear(m) Blindpit Lane (TP)
Kingsbury - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray, R Green)
Bassett North - Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Pink-Footed Goose (G Williams)
Middleton - up to 20 Waxwing still Craft Centre Car Park area (G Williams, P Jenkins)
Coleshill - Hobby Blythe Bridge flew towards Shustoke (K Wimbush)
Shustoke - 200+ Sand Martin (K Wimbush)

Monday, 11 April 2011

11th April - Sightings

Middleton - 14 Waxwing flew over track into a tree behind Middleton Hall (J Harris)
Bassett South - Whitethroat by Canal (J Harris)
Bassett North - Pink footed Goose, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin (J Harris, A Archer)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

10th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Spotted Redshank (moulting adult) 5.30pm at least (D Baker, J Allen, TP et al). Also Pink-Footed Goose, Dunlin, Little Egret (J Allen, TP)
Wishaw - Wheatear(f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 4 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

9th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 8 Dunlin, 3 Common Tern, Goosander (S Haynes) 2 Green Sandpiper (J Mallinson)
Fisher's Mill - Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler (S Haynes)
Dosthill NR - Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - 6 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail Mill Meadow (TP)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear nr Beehives off Blindpit Lane (TP, J Mallinson)

Friday, 8 April 2011

8th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 4 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard(f) still (Birdguides)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper from Railway Bridge (TP)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

7th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Reed Warbler from Hide B early morning (D Daniel)
Coton - 2 Reed Warbler from hide (D Hutton et al)
Bassett North - Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6+ White Wagtail this afternoon (J Harris, S Cawthray) All present this evening with additionally Pink-Footed Goose, Ruff,  Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Tern, Peregrine (TP)
Middleton - c20 Waxwing by Craft Centre Car Park. Yesterday they were near Silt Pool. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

5th April - Sightings

Alvecote - report of Scaup Pretty Pigs Lake (J Morgan)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard (f) still (P Forbes)

Monday, 4 April 2011

4th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, White Wagtail (A Archer)
Coton - House Martin (Bobby D)

Migrants such as Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Sand Martin are now back in numbers so won't be reported here unless in large numbers.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

3rd April - Sightings

Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 LRP Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Cuckoo flew over calling (A Archer) A very early sighting. Also Red-Crested Pochard still (Many Obs)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (m,f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane (TP)
Bassett North - Pink-Footed Goose, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail, Common Tern, Willow Warbler (TP, S Cawthray)

Saturday, 2 April 2011

2nd April - Sightings

Sandwich Tern - Dave Huton

Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard(f) still on small pool (P Forbes) Sandwich Tern flew in c6.20pm (S Cawthray et al) Interestingly this bird is ringed. One of many inland records today.
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear (3m) near Bee Hives off Blindpit Lane (TP)
Bassett North - Dunlin (J Allen)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper, LRP Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)
Alvecote - Osprey over Pretty Pigs Pool to North (J Morgan)

Friday, 1 April 2011

1st April - Sightings

Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Haynes, J Allen)
Bassett North - Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail (J Allen)
Lea Marston - Little Egret from Railway Bridge (J Allen)
Tamworth - 26 Goosander, Green Sandpiper on River Tame between Tamworth and Hopwas (M Hodson)
Shustoke - Merlin(f), House Martin, Red-Crested Pochard(f) (P Forbes)