Sunday, 29 December 2013

29th December - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat, Dunlin, Little Egret, 7 Shelduck (S Pick)
Wishaw - 12 Grey Partridge (D Baker)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

28th December - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Hawfinch  around 3pm in tree tops on left from the Far Lees car park towards the  playground (Peter Evans, John Arrowsmith)

27th December - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 6 Goldeneye. 9 Little Egret South to roost (S Pick)
Kingsbury - 350 Shoveler (G A Williams)

26th December - Sightings

RSPB - 8 Shelduck, 4 (2 pairs) Stonechat, Goldeneye, c300 Lapwing Jubilee Wetlands. Shedluck, 4 Little Egret North Pit (S Atkinson)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

24th December - Sightings

Kingsbury - Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye Cliff Pool (S Pick)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

22nd December - Sightings

RSPB - 12 Shelduck, Chiffchaff (G Williams)

Friday, 20 December 2013

20th December - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern, 8 Little Egret South at dusk, 410 Lapwing, Shelduck, Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff.
 150 Linnet arable North of Dosthill NR  (J Harris)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

19th December - Sightings

Coton - Great-White Egret flew over to South at 2.45pm. Also Caspian Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)
RSPB1+ Great White Egret were seen this afternoon, 1 was showing well around Fishers Mill Pool and the new reed bed pool and later 1 flew south over the north pit. Later 1 was seen to fly from New Reedbed Pit over to the Dosthill side. Also 2+ Little Egret in area (G Williams)

Looks like at least 2 Great White Egrets in the Tame.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

18th December - Sightings

Coleshill - Rose-Coloured Starling at Coleshill Parkway Station on railings early afternoon (N Barlow) No further sign in afternoon (Many Obs)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

17th December - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 4 Goldeneye, 200 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, Goosander.
 Also at dusk Great White Egret and 10 Little Egret south and as light was failing another probable Great White Egret south (J Harris).

Monday, 16 December 2013

16th December - Sightings

RSPBGreat-White Egret North Pit late morning (S Cawthray) Also seen yesterday (per RSPB) Presumably same bird seen at Ladywalk yesterday for 2nd day (per P Sofley, J Fincham) 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

13th December - Sightings

RSPB - 5 Stonechat in groups of 3 (m,2f) and 2 (m,f) (S Atkinson)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

11th December - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Stonechat (J Harris) Chiffchaff by canal (J Harris)
Wishaw - 200 Golden Plover over (D Baker)
Hams Hall - report of Mealy Redpoll, 4 Chiffchaff, 16 Siskin, Green Sandpiper by Outfall (J Harris)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

10th December - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat (Bobby D) Pink-Footed Goose still (per Birdguides)

Monday, 9 December 2013

9th December - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern New Reedbed Pool.Also 8 Little Egret, 6 Goldeneye, Stonechat (J Harris)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

8th December - Sightings

Wishaw - Green Sandpiper in ditch by football fields (D Baker)
RSPB - 11 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. Woodcock flew from Mill Plantation over Fishers Mill Bridge at dusk. Starlings -  less than 1500 roosting (S Pick)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

7th December - Sightings

RSPB - report of Siberian Chiffchaff in willows around pools by East Screen with a Chiffchaff. Also Mealy Redpoll and 4 Lesser Redpoll feeding low and appeared tame in young birches by Fisher's Mill bridge by the first bench (J Harris)

Friday, 6 December 2013

6th December - Sightings

Hams HallSiberian Chiffchaff between Outflow and Road/Railway end (D Hutton)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

4th December - Sightings

RSPB - Merlin,  3 Shelduck, Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, Gt Black-backed Gull, 3 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit. Yesterday 4 Dunlin (G Williams et al)

Monday, 2 December 2013

2nd December - Sightings

RSPB - report of Mealy Redpoll by feeders 1pm (J Harris)  Pink-Footed Goose, 3 Stonechat, Dunlin, Redshank (G Williams et al)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

1st December - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern Fisher's Mill. Also 8 Little Egret, 2 Stonechat on reserve (G Williams)

Saturday, 30 November 2013

30th November - Sightings

RSPB - Woodcock feeding station area. 4 Dunlin North Pit. 2 Golden Plover Jubilee Wetlands. Also 5 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Little Egret, 3 Stonechat (G Williams)

29th November - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Dunlin, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

28th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mandarin, 5 Goosander, 6 Water Rail, 400 Redwing, Peregrine (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 4 Dunlin, 22 Snipe (G Williams)

27th November - Sightings

RSPBBittern over Car Park at Dusk. Pink-Footed Goose still on reserve (Dennis Jones) Also 44 Golden Plover, 14 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Little Egret (G Williams et al)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

26th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mandarin(m), Goldeneye(m), Goosander (f), 100+ Redwing, Water Rail (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Dunlin, Redshank, 5 Snipe, 205 Lapwing, 6 Little Egret, 2 Chiffchaff. 11 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (J Harris, G Williams)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

24th November - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 5 Great Black-Backed Gulls (G Williams)

23rd November - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 6 Little Egret, c5000 Starling roosted (J Harris)
Wishaw - 11 Grey Partridge, 200 Greenfinch, 300 Linnet (G A Williams)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

20th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mandarin(m), 3 Dunlin Main Pool (K Bentley per P Sofley, J Morgan)
RSPB - 9 Dunlin, 8 Little Egret (G Williams)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

19th November - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 6 Little Egret, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldeneye, Dunlin, Chiffchaff, Siskin (J Morgan, G Williams)

Monday, 18 November 2013

18th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mandarin(m) 'B' Pools. Red Kite briefly 09:45. Also Curlew, 4 Snipe, 6 Goosander. Marsh and Willow Tit from the feeding station by the New Hide (this is replacement for burnt down Sainsbury's hide) (P Sofley)
RSPB - Pink-Footed Goose, 5 Dunlin, 10 Curlew, 10 Little Egret, Stonechat (G Williams)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

17th November - Sightings

RSPB - Pink-Footed Goose, 5 Dunlin, Golden Plover, 7 Little Egret, Shelduck (TP, J Allen et al)

Friday, 15 November 2013

15th November - Sightings

RSPB - 5500 Starling roosted (S Pick)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

14th November - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern flew from Fisher's Mill towards Dosthill. Marsh Tit(juv) ringed (per RSPB) Pink-Footed Goose still at North End (J Harris)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

13th November - Sightings

RSPB - Pink-Footed Goose in field West of North Pit (J Harris) 4 Stonechat still (many obs)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

12th November - Sightings

Coton - Caspian Gull (1st Win) in roost (A Dean)

Monday, 11 November 2013

11th November - Sightings

RSPB - Curlew, 6 Dunlin, Golden Plover, Jack Snipe, 18 Snipe North Pit. Pintail, Goldeneye Jubilee Wetlands. Goosander(f) over (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Woodcock, c10 Water Rail, 2 Goosander, 300 Starling roosted (P Sofley)
Shustoke - Dunlin (P Forbes, S Haynes)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

10th November - Sightings


Starlings - Phil Gurney

Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff reported Sewer Ouflow by Road Bridge (J Harris) No sign this afternoon (D Hutton) Report on news services of a Firecrest here is erroneous.
RSPB - 4 Stonechat (3m,f), Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Pintail(m), 4 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands. 9000+ Starling roosted Fisher's Mill (J Allen et al)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

9th November - Sightings

RSPB - 7500+ Starling to roost Fisher's Mill. 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands between 2 screens (S Pick)
Alvecote - Bittern flushed from River Anker (Staffs). Crossbill over (A Archer)

Friday, 8 November 2013

8th November - Sightings

Wishaw - 24 Grey Partridge (Carl Hiles)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

7th November - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Swallow over to SE at 3.45pm (K Wimbush)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

6th November - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern Fisher's Mill 12.00pm (per Birdguides)

Monday, 4 November 2013

4th November - Sightings

Alvecote - 3 Whooper Swan Mill Pool his afternoon (J Morgan)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

3rd November - Sightings


 Starlings - Steve Pick

RSPB - 3500+ Starling roosted Fisher's Mill this evening. Best viewed from old screen on South side of Fisher's Mill Pit (S Pick)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

2nd November - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Pintail(m,f) North Pit. 2 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (J Harris)

1st November - Sightings

RSPB - 2000+ Starling Fisher's Mill in roost putting on a good show (S Pick) 2 Goosander flying south, 4 Little Egret, 5 Golden Plover (G Williams)

Friday, 1 November 2013

31st October - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Ruddy Shelduck this afternoon (S Atkinson et al) Also 3 Shelduck, 3 Stonechat (G Williams et al) Brambling by feeders (G Williams)
Alvecote - 2 Ruddy Shelduck briefly Mill Pool (per J Morgan)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

30th October - Sightings

Kingsbury - 9 Little Egret roosted. Also 32 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing, 200 Starling (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 11 Snipe, 8 Goosander, 4 Marsh Tit (S Cawthray)

Monday, 28 October 2013

28th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard (fem/imm) (J Harris)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ad,4w) Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

27th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Win) briefly this morning (S Roper)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

23rd October - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank over. 4 Stonechat, Wheatear (J Harris)
Wishaw - 14 Grey Partridge, 50 Skylark, 30 Linnet (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

20th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Greenshank over (S Haynes)

Friday, 18 October 2013

18th October - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Stonechat, Wheatear, 5+ Little Egret, 15 Fieldfare flew west (G Williams)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

17th October - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Whooper Swan again briefly this morning (P Casey)
RSPB - 2 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, 21 Meadow Pipit, Water Rail by feeders (J Morgan et al)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

15th October - Sightings

RSPB - reports of Water Pipit and Rock Pipit Jubilee Wetlands. Unfortunately news not released until almost dark 3 hours later (J Harris) Also 2 Pintail, 5 Little Egret, 9 Snipe, Golden Plover over (G Williams)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern(juv) still (D Hutton et al)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 8 Snipe, Water Rail, Peregrine (P Lichfield)

Monday, 14 October 2013

14th October - Sightings



Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton
 

Merlin - RSPB - Paul Smith

Shustoke - 3 Rock Pipit, Arctic Tern (juv) (D Hutton et al) 2 Whooper Swan, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) at dusk (P Forbes)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern(juv), 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (ad, 3rd Win), 2 Swallow Bodymoor Heath Water. Goosander on River (A Dean)
RSPB - 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Stonechat, Shelduck Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Brambling through south. Wheatear North Pit (J Harris) Merlin, Black-Tailed Godwit in afternoon (Paul Smith)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

13th October - Sightings


Merlin - Steve Pick


Shustoke - Rock Pipit (S Roper et al) Common Tern (J Allen)
RSPB - 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Shelduck, Merlin Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill (S Pick)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

12th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Rock Pipit East of Car Park. Also Ringed Plover. Brambling over early morning with strong thrush passage (D Hutton) Later 2 Rock Pipit near Pier (D Hutton, S Haynes, TP et al) Common Tern, Arctic Tern in afternoon (with the Arctic till dusk)(S Haynes et al)
Alvecote - 7 Whooper Swan still early morning only (S Allison) Also 4 Ruff Mill Pool (TP et al)
RSPB - 2 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. Pintail(m) New Reedbed Pit. Wheatear North Pit (S Pick)
 
 

Friday, 11 October 2013

11th October - Sightings

 
Whooper Swans - Bob Duckhouse

Alvecote - 7 Whooper Swan Mill Pool (J Morgan et al)
RSPB - 2 Grey Plover Jubilee Wetlands 12.06pm until they flew off c1:30 to SE. Also Arctic Tern(juv) briefly c1pm then flew off W. 6 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Pintail, Shelduck, 15 Little Egret (P Hyde per J Harris)

10th October - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, pair Goosander North, Shelduck, 2 Swallow, 10 Little Egret, 300 Wigeon over Jubilee Wetlands. 50 Redwing over NW. Pintail New Reedbed Pool (J Harris)

9th October - Sightings

RSPB - 17 Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands. Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill (S Pick) Unconfirmed report of Bittern booming Fisher's Mill on 08/10 (per J Harris)

Monday, 7 October 2013

7th October - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff, 14 Dunlin,  4 Ringed Plover, Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands. Siskin/Lesser Redpoll flock by the East Jubilee wetlands screen. Pintail New Reedbed Pit. Pintail North Pit (J Harris, J Morgan) Bittern again 06/10 (Richard Jones per J Harris)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

6th October - Sightings


Stonechat - Steve Pick

Tamworth - Marbled Duck (escape) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison) This bird has a red/orange ring on its left leg. Presumably the same bird was seen at 2 separate sites in south Derbys in late August (per Birdforum)
RSPB - 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit Jubilee Wetlands. Pintail North Pit (S Pick, M Pollock)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

5th October - Sightings


Marbled Duck - Sean Allison

RSPB - 3 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, 13 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 14 Little Egret, Pintail, Shelduck, Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (TP, S Pick)
Ladywalk - 11 Snipe, 3 Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, c100 Teal, c 70 Wigeon (P Lichfield)
Tamworth - Marbled Duck (unknown origin) Borrowpit Lake (by Snowdome) (S Allison)

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Friday, 4 October 2013

4th October - Sightings

RSPBCurlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 22 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Egret, Stonechat, 2 Swallow Jubilee Wetlands (J Harris)
Kingsbury - 15 Little Egret roosted Otter Pool (W Eley)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

3rd October - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern Fisher's Mill in reeds at North End (D Baker) Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 40 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Garganey, 3 Pintail, Stonechat, 12 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

2nd October - Sightings

RSPB -  9 Ringed Plover,  Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 41 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, Redshank, 2 Pintail, Peregrine, 11 House Martin Jubilee Wetlands. Garganey New Reedbed Pit (P Hyde et al)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

1st October - Sightings

RSPB - Golden Plover, 9 Ringed Plover,  Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 39 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, Garganey (later on New Reedbed Pit), Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Monday, 30 September 2013

30th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 36 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 6 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, Rock Pipit (again mobile and also seen at Fisher's Mill), Stonechat, 7 House Martin, 2 Common Gull Jubilee Wetlands. Garganey New Reedbed Pit (P Hyde et al)
Lea Marston - 3 Little Egret from Railway Bridge in pool (TP)

Sunday, 29 September 2013

29th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint, 9 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, 43 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands (TP, K Sargent et al)
Ladywalk - Wheatear,  Common Sandpiper (on river), 6 Snipe, c80 Wigeon, 4 Goosander (P Lichfield)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

28th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint , Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 12 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Pintail, 15+ Little Egret, Rock Pipit (mobile around reserve), Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (TP et al) Hobby Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, c 20 Snipe, 4 Goosander, 4 Wigeon, Water Rail, Hobby (P Lichfield et al)
Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull (juv/1st Win) (S Haynes)

Friday, 27 September 2013

27th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint , Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 11 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 3 Pintail, 9 Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Hobby New Reedbed Pit (J Harris) Earlier report of a Curlew Sandpiper referred to a Dunlin.
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper, Swallow (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 7 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. Marsh ,Willow Tit and Nuthatch at feeders. Greenshank, 11 Snipe, several Water Rail. Peregrine at car park (S Cawthray)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

26th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Black Tailed Godwits, Redshank, 8 Snipe, Wheatear (S Pick)
Alvecote - Red-Crested Pochard Pretty Pigs Pool. 3 Pintail Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

25th September - Sightings

RSPB - Stonechat (Fem/juv), 3 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 10 Little Egret, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper River. Golden Plover, 2 Snipe North pit (J Harris et al)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 17 Snipe, Little Egret, Hobby, 5 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Willow Tit  (S Cawthray, P Lichfield)
Shustoke - Ringed Plover (S Cawthray) Common Scoter(m) still in morning (per Birdguides)

Monday, 23 September 2013

23rd September - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (m) (A Dean, S Haynes)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 14 Snipe (J Morgan, R Wilcox)
Alvecote - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6+ Little Egret (J Morgan)
RSPB - 3 Ruff, Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Pintail, Yellow-legged Gull (J Harris)

Sunday, 22 September 2013

22nd September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey SE over village at 1050hrs (K Wimbush)
Ladywalk - 14 Snipe, Greenshank, 2 Hobby, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (P Lichfield)
Alvecote - 4 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool. Hobby Mill Pool (TP)
RSPB - 3 Ruff, 3 Ringed Plover, 20 Snipe, Grey Partridge Jubilee Wetlands.8 Little Egret in area (TP)

Saturday, 21 September 2013

21st September - Sightings

RSPB -  6 Little Egret, Hobby, Water Rail calling, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, Green Sandpiper and a bit of Meadow Pipit passage (G Williams) 3 Ruff in evening on Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)
Ladywalk - 5 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Hobby (P Lichfield)
 

Friday, 20 September 2013

20th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - 6 Snipe, 2 Hobby, Chiffchaff (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Egyptian Goose, 200 Wigeon, 200 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper North Pit. 7 Little Egret, Whitethroat, 2 Hobby, Ringed Plover, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands (Many Obs)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

19th September - Sightings

RSPB - Curlew Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

18th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint (juv), 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Hobby Jubilee Wetlands (J Harris et al) Spotted Flycatcher Mill Plantation (P Price per J Harris)
Ladywalk - Tree Pipit Wood Yard. Yellow Wagtail, Siskin over. Also Reed Warbler, 2 Hobby, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe (P Sofley)
Alvecote - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Meadow Pipit over, Common Gull. Hobby Mill Pool. Redstart in hedge nr Orchrd (J Morgan, Bobby D)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

17th September - Sightings

RSPBLittle Stint(juv), 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull (1st Win), Whitethroat Jubilee Wetlands. Goosander, 190 Greylag Geese, 140 Lapwing North Pit. 200+ House Martin (J Harris)
Shustoke - 400 House Martin (J Harris)

Monday, 16 September 2013

16th September - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 6 Dunlin, Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Whimbrel flew through calling. 5 Little Egret, 2 Hobby in area (G Williams)

15th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still in evening (M Griffiths, J Gallety)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

14th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, Peregrine, Hobby (P Lichfield)
Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool (TP)
RSPB - Turnstone North Pit (S Allison)

Friday, 13 September 2013

13th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still. Also 6 Goosander, 15+ Swallow flew East (K Sargent)

RSPB Hide Details

I have received the following from Nick Martin from the RSPB. Anyone who wants to feedback - feel free to post a comment.

'The code for the new Lookout at Middleton lakes is c5678z. If you find the lookout locked use the code to open the outer door and then please secure it against the wall. Once you are in please keep the inner door closed. If you are the last one in the hide please do close windows and the doors behind you and advise others to do the same if you were the one to open it and others come in after. Please feel free to pass this message onto anyone you know that will use the reserve. We really hope that you all enjoy the new facility and look forward to seeing some good species noted in the book. If you have any comments on the new building or any other parts of the reserve please take the time to complete a questionnaire that are available at the back and post it into the cairn at the car park (until we get a collection box in the Lookout) all your feedback is appreciated. All the best, Nick Martin, Site Manager'

Thursday, 12 September 2013

12th September - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Garganey, 17 Wigeon, 4 Black-Tailed Godwit Mill Pool this evening (TP)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still 10am-10.45am. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Snipe, Goosander (f), 3 Wigeon, Whitethroat, Peregrine (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Hobby Fisher's Mill. Also 2 Dunlin, 7 Little Egret (J Morgan)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

11th September - Sightings

RSPB -  2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands. Wheatear Fisher's Mill. Wheatear Dosthill (Warks). Dunlin, Ringed Plover North Pit (J Harris)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

10th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool still. Also 5 Black-tailed Godwit Teal/Railway Pools still. 2 Redstart hedgerow by Orchard stile (J Morgan)

Monday, 9 September 2013

9th September - SIghtings

Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool. Also 5  Black-tailed Godwit & Tree Pipit over (A Archer)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake reported 8.50am (per P Lichfield) 13 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 5 Wigeon, Peregrine, 2 Hobby (P Lichfield)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

8th September - Sightings



Black-Tailed Godwits (with Snipe) & Hobby - Peter Lichfield

Alvecote - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin (A Archer) 2 Garganey this evening (1 Teal Pool, 1 Mill Pool. Also 2 Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit Mill Pool (TP)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Hobby, 5 Wigeon (P Lichfield)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

7th September - Sightings



Black-Tailed Godwits - Alvecote - Dave Hutton

Kingsbury - Ruff Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Alvecote - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1+ Redstart, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (juv) Laundry Lane (A Archer, TP) Redstart Teal Pool Hedge. 11 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool (A Archer et al) 3 Hobby, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit over Mill Pool (TP, A Archer)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still (P Forbes) 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 9 Snipe, 7 Wigeon (P Forbes, P Lichfield)
RSPB - 7 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, Shelduck, 15 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler, Bahama Pintail, Bar-Headed Goose (TP)

Friday, 6 September 2013

6th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Garganey (fem/imm), Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret Mill Pool. 5 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool (TP)
Shustoke - 2 Black Tern, 7 Common Tern (S Haynes)
RSPB - 3 Pintail, 4 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 19 Ringed Plover, 8 Snipe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, Yellow Wagtail.(G Williams)

Thursday, 5 September 2013

5th September - Sightings

LadywalkSpotted Crake (bird is ringed) still. Also 9 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (K Sargent, J Morgan et al)
Alvecote - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret Teal Pool. Hobby Mill Pool. Poss Scaup Gilman's Pool (J Morgan)
RSPB - 12 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6+ Ruff (up to 3 on Hall Lake), 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 6 Curlew (flew West 5pm), 2 Green Sandpiper (Hall Lake), 5 Little Egret, 3 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Mill Plantation) (Many Obs) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker on feeders (S Pick)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

4th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint,  8 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Also 6 Little Egret, 3 Hobby together (G Williams) 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Haynes)

Ladywalk – Spotted Crake still this evening(Many Obs) As is usual with crakes early morning and evening are best. The bird wasn't seen for 7 hours during the day.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

3rd September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake viewable from Riverwalk hide till 7pm at least (S Haynes, P Casey et al) Unfortunately the bird has a broken wing. Also 10 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper today (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, Hobby (G Williams) 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper Hobby Hall Lake this evening (TP, J Allen)

Monday, 2 September 2013

2nd September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Ringed Plover(juv), 11 Snipe, 200 House Martin (P Lichfield)
RSPB -  2 Shelduck, Hobby, 2 Common Tern, Ringed Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Ruff Hall Lake (G Williams)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

1st September - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret Hall Lake. 3 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, Hobby, 5+ Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (TP, J Allen et al) Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (G Williams)The 2 groups of Ruff involve different birds.
Ladywalk - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, Wigeon, Hobby (P Lichfield)

Saturday, 31 August 2013

31st August - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 6 Snipe Hall Lake. 4 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, LRP, 3 Common Tern Jubilee Wetlands. 5 Little Egret, 3 Hobby in area. Green Sandpiper New Reedbed Pit. 16 Wigeon North Pit (TP et al) Whinchat between Jubilee Wetlands and New Reedbed Pit (S Pick)

24-30th August Sightings

24th August

RSPB - Osprey over Hall Lake 09:59 (A Archer) GREAT-WHITE EGRET still Jubilee Wetlands. Also Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, Yellow-Billed Teal (not Ringed Teal), 5 Little Egret. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker again by farm (A Archer et al)
Alvecote - 2 Greenshank Mill Pool (A Archer)
Coton - Black-Necked Grebe still from hide (D Hutton)


25th August

Shustoke - 2 Black Tern, Common Tern, 2 Swift (S Haynes et al)
RSPB - Black Tern Dosthill Nr/Jubilee Wetlands (J Morgan et al) Also Common Tern (11), Garganey, 2 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Hobby on reserve (K Wimbush, P Forbes)
Whitacre Heath - 4 Swift (K Wimbush)

26th August

Shustoke - Greenshank over (D Hutton, S Haynes)
RSPB2 Ruff (juv), Greenshank, 3 Common Tern, 2 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Black Tern(juv) (M Pollock et al) GREAT-WHITE EGRET Hall Lake. 3 Whinchat (per Birdguides)

27th August

RSPB - 9 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (D Hutton)
Alvecote - Redstart(m) Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan)
Shustoke - Swift, Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

28th August

Kingsbury - Osprey over Cliff Pool 11:30 (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern Bodymoor Heath Water with Common Tern (K Sargent)
RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still Jubilee Wetlands (K Sargent) Also 5 Ruff , 2 Redshank, Greenshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, LRP, 3 Little Egret Hobby. 3 Little Egret Fisher's Mill. Peregrine in area (K Sargent, S Pick, J Harris)
Shustoke - Yellow-Legged Gull (nr Adult) (P Forbes, K Wimbush)

29th August



Ladywalk - Ruff, 3 Snipe, Hobby (P Lichfield) Picture of Ruff above by Peter.
Shustoke - 6 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (P Forbes)

30th August

Ladywalk - Ruff, 4 Snipe (P Lichfield)
RSPB - 2 Wigeon, 5 Pochard Fisher's Mill. 5 Little Egret North Pit. 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands. Up to 3 Hobby in area (G Williams)

Friday, 23 August 2013

23rd August - Sightings



Great-White Egret - Dave Hutton

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still. Up to 7 Little Egret Hall Pool. 3 Curlew,6 Pochard Fisher's Mill. 2 Ruff,  2 Dunlin, 17 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 5 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. 3 Yellow Wagtail Play Meadow  (D Hutton, J Harris, Birdforum)


This blog will now not be updated until 01/09.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

22nd August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still all day. This evening it was on the New Reedbed Pit (TP et al) 5 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands this evening (TP) Garganey North Pit earlier (per J Harris) No sign later but 5 Little Egret (TP) 9 Curlew flew south (J Harris)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

21st August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET, 3 Little Egret North Pit. 2 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. 10 Common Tern (A Anscomb)
Ladywalk - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, Water Rail with young (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

20th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still this morning at North End (K Sargent, A Dean et al) Also 1 Garganey North Pit still (A Dean) Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (K Sargent et al)

Monday, 19 August 2013

19th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still but more mobile (Many Obs) 2 Garganey North Pit (G Williams) 2 Black-Tailed Godwit North Pit (J Allen) 7 Dunlin, 3 Common Sand, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (J Allen, G Williams et al) Spotted Flycatcher somewhere (per Staffs Birding) 4 Little Egret Hall Lake (Many Obs)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

18th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still Fisher's Mill/Jubilee Wetlands (Many obs) 4 Little Egret Hall Lake (D Hutton) Marsh Harrier early morning only (A Archer) 6 Black-Tailed Godwit earlier but not in evening (per Staffs Birding) 2 Garganey, 2 Goldeneye, Little Egret North Pit mid evening. Also 3 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin(juv), Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Green Sandpiper New Reedbed Pit (TP)

Saturday, 17 August 2013

17th August - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier (imm) over Dosthill(Warks) and then Jubilee Wetlands. GREAT-WHITE EGRET still (S Atkinson, G Williams) Also 2 probable Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Little Egret (G Willliams)

Friday, 16 August 2013

16th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still (Many Obs) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker still seen daily on dead tree in Middleton Farm Paddock (Many Obs) Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 3 LRP, 5 Little Egret (J Allen)
Ladywalk  - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, Cuckoo (P Lichfield)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

15th August - Sightings

RSPBGREAT-WHITE EGRET still (Many Obs) Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin,  7 Ringed Plover, 1 juvenile LRP, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. 3 Little Egrets North Pit (S Pick, G Williams et al)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

14th August - Sightings

RSPBGREAT-WHITE EGRET still usually on New Reedbed Pool (Many Obs) 7 Dunlin, 12 Ringed plover, 2 LRP, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper Jubilee wetlands. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams et al)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

13th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still. Also 2 Water Rail calling, 11 Ringed Plover, 7 LRP, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (G Williams et al)
Ladywalk - Peregrine, Cuckoo, Snipe, Green Sandpiper (P Lichfield)
Coton - Black-Necked Grebe(juv) still (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Mandarin still Cliff Pool (W Eley)

Just out of area at Maxstoke - Quail calling at 4pm. From Church in Maxstoke take Packington Lane and view after c150 yards by left gap in hedge in left hand layby. Bird in field (P Sofley)

Monday, 12 August 2013

12th August - Sightings


Great-White Egret - Mark Priest

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still all day (Many Obs) 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 4 juv LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 12 Teal Jubilee wetlands (TP et al).  2 +Garganey still North Pit this evening (TP, G Mant). Also 2 Black-tailed Godwit North pit this afternoon but not later (J Harris) Sanderling (M Priest)
Coton - Black-Necked Grebe(juv) still from hide though often out of view (Bobby D et al)
Shustoke - Black-Tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-Legged Gull (4th Win) (S Cawthray, J Allen et al)
Kingsbury - presumed Mandarin (fem type) still Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, LRP, Snipe, Wigeon, Goosander (P Sofley)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

11th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still (Many Obs) probable Whinchat at North End (per Birdforum) 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper,3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, 4 LRP, Jubilee Wetlands/New Reedbed Pits. Peregrine, Bar-Headed Goose, 6 Little Egret (Damian Roberts, J Allen, S Cawthray et al) 2 Garganey still North Pit (G Williams)
Coton - Black-Necked Grebe, 5 Wigeon this morning (S Haynes) Grebe not seen later (J Allen)

Saturday, 10 August 2013

10th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still New Reedbed Pit (Many Obs) 2 Garganey, Goldeneye(fem), 2 Little Egret North Pit. Green Sandpiper New Reedbed Pit. Greenshank, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen, G WIlliams et al)
Tamworth - Common Sandpiper Borrowpit Lake. 2 Spotted Flycatcher Amington Moors in trees next to river Anker by Moor Farm (S Allison, P Malys)
Kingsbury - Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, Little Egret, Garganey (S Cawthray)

Friday, 9 August 2013

9th August - Sightings


Great-White Egret - Bob Duckhouse

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET still commuting between Jubilee Wetlands, Fisher's Mill and New Reedbed Pits before flying off high to South East at 2.40pm but had returned again this evening (Many Obs) 3 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker by Middleton Farm (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Cuckoo(juv), Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 3 Peregrine (S Cawthray)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

8th August - Sightings

RSPB - GREAT-WHITE EGRET Jubilee Wetlands for 15 minutes early afternoon then flew towards Fisher's Mill (G Williams) GREAT-WHITE EGRET again this evening commuting between New Reedbed Pit and Fisher's Mill until 8:40pm when it left and headed South high over water ski pools (TP, J Allen, S Pick) Also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Snipe New Reedbed Pit. 2 Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. Mediterranean Gull (juv) briefly Jubilee Wetlands then flew south. Also Dunlin(juv), 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Bar-Headed Goose, 3 Little Egret, Wigeon, Ringed Teal (escape) (TP, J Allen et al)
Ladywalk - 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Peregrine (ad, 2 juv) (P Sofley)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

7th August - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

6th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Mediterranean Gull (2nd Win) Cliff Pool (Adam M)
RSPB - Whimbrel Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper North Pit. 3 Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit (G Williams)

Saturday, 3 August 2013

3rd August - Sightings

RSPB - Little Egret, LRP, Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum) Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill. 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Black-Tailed Godwit still until 1.00pm when flushed by Peregrine (P Lichfield)

Friday, 2 August 2013

2nd August - Sightings

Ladywalk  - Black-tailed Godwit & Peregrine (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Marsh Harrier(fem) still this evening on both sides of county boundary (S Pick) Also Green Sandpiper Fishers Mill. Hobby North Pit. Hobby RSPB Car Park (S Pick)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

1st August - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier(fem) North End mid-afternoon (RSPB per J Harris, J Harris)

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

30th July - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Dunlin (Many Obs)

Monday, 29 July 2013

29th July - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank, Whimbrel (heard) North Pit.  Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Redshank Jubilee Wetlands (J Harris)

Sunday, 28 July 2013

28th July - Sightings

Alvecote - Black-Tailed Godwit, Peregrine Teal Pool(A Archer)
RSPB - Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill. Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum) Jubilee Wetlands (TP)

Saturday, 27 July 2013

27th July - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank Jubilee Wetlands (TP) 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

25th July - Sightings

RSPB - Whimbrel flew into the Jubilee Wetlands and stayed for 30 minutes before heading off south. Also Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, 4 Snipe, Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpiper (G Williams et al)
Whitacre Heath - Red Kite over this afternoon. Also Hobby (K Wimbush)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

24th July - Sightings

RSPB - 5 Little Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 8 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (G Williams, J Morgan)
Ladywalk - Red Kite on Marsh after mowing (P Lichfield)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

23rd July - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Sanderling, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4 Little Egret, 3 Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 2 Snipe Jubilee Wetlands. 10 Snipe Fisher's Mill (G Williams) Little Stint reported (per Birdguides) I will assume this was a mis-ided Sanderling unless anyone knows differently.

Late News - 2 Black Terns at North End, RSPB on 21st July (P Burton per G Williams)

Monday, 22 July 2013

22nd July - Sightings

RSPB -  2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 8 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 9 LRP,  Redshank, Greenshank again heard along the river, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, 20 Common Tern (G Williams, J Morgan)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

21st July - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 LRP, Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Common Tern, Water Rail, Budgie [presumed escape!] (S Cawthray, G Williams)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

20th July - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Also 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 8 LRP, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin (G Williams et al). Also 5 Little Egret reported (per G Williams)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

18th July - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 12 Common Tern  (G Williams)
Shustoke - 15 Common Tern (S Haynes)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

17th July - Sightings

RSPB - 27 Black-Tailed Godwit flew into Jubilee Wetlands 8.10pm. Also on Jubilee Wetlands 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum) (TP et al) Curlew earlier (G Williams) Green Sandpiper, Snipe, LRP, Grasshopper Warbler Fisher's Mill. 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

16th July - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank calling along the river. Also Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher (G Williams)

Monday, 15 July 2013

15th July - Sightings

RSPB - Little Egret, 3 Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 9 LRP  Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. 103 Mute Swan North Pit (G Williams)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

14th July - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. Little Egret, 11+ LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank Jubilee Wetlands (TP)

Friday, 12 July 2013

12th July - Sighting

RSPB - report of 8 Crossbill E-W over the north pit. Also 4  Wigeon, 2 Teal, Pochard and 3 Gadwall Broods (J Harris) 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - 2 Green Sandpiper, LRP, Peregrine (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

10th July - Sightings

Ladywalk - 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 LRP (Ken Bentley per P Sofley)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

9th July - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret (J Harris)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

7th July - Sightings

RSPB - Wood Sandpiper reported midday Jubilee Wetlands (G A Williams) No sign this evening but Redshank (juv). Also 4 Black-Tailed Godwit (Flew south 8.20pm),3 Ringed Plover, 8 Little-Ringed Plover, 1+ Yellow-Legged Gull(2nd Sum), Great Black-Backed Gull (1st Sum), 2 Teal. Also Little Egret New Reedbed Pit. Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill (TP, J Allen)

Saturday, 6 July 2013

6th July - Sightings

RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th July - Sightings

RSPB - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

3rd July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Little Tern briefly c8.00am Cliff Pool (per Birdguides)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2nd July - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper (G Williams)

Monday, 1 July 2013

1st July - Sightings

RSPB - Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (G Williams)

Ladywalk - Work Parties starting up again this week. Meet at Sainsbury's Hide from 5pm every Wednesday until September (per P Sofley)

Sunday, 30 June 2013

30th June - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (both 2nd Sum), 2 Curlew Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

29th June - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al) 22 Black-Tailed Godwit later but flew off (C Cook) 22 Black-Tailed Godwit (flocks of 20 and 2) still this evening. Also 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (both 2nd Sum), Peregrine(juv), Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover (TP, J Allen)

Friday, 28 June 2013

28th June - Sightings

RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, Dunlin, 10+ Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 6 Yellow Wagtail North Pit (G Williams) 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (4th Sum, 2nd Sum) Jubilee Wetlands this evening (J Allen)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

26th June - Sightings


Little Tern - Bob Duckhouse

RSPB - 2 Little Tern, Whimbrel Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al) The 2 Little Tern 8.40pm at least occasionally flying over Fisher's Mill. One bird was regularly feeding the other. Also Yellow-Legged Gull (3rd Sum), Mediterranean Gull (2nd Sum) still (TP, J Allen et al) 2 Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill (G Williams) Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs) Grasshopper Warbler reeling 200 yards South of Fisher's Mill (TP)

Jubilee Wetlands is the new area of reserve and is in Staffordshire despite what Birdguides say.

Ladywalk - 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Cuckoo (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

25th June - Sightings

RSPB - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (K Sargent)

Monday, 24 June 2013

24th June - Sightings

RSPB - Mediterranean Gull (2nd Sum) again Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

23rd June - Sightings

Kingsbury - 12 Teal Cliff Pool (J Allen) Also Mandarin (fem type) erratically over last few weeks. This is presumably the male (in eclipse) that has over-summered the last few years.
RSPB - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen) 2 Black-Tailed Godwit Jubilee Wetlands in evening (S Pick)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

22nd June - Sightings

RSPB - report of Marsh warbler singing (& seen once) this morning 200 yds south of Fishers Mill in scrub opposite 2 concrete blocks but mobile (G A Williams) No further sign in windy conditions (TP et al)

21st June - Sightings

Hams Hall - 2 prob Crossbill over 1.55pm towards Ladywalk (M Griffiths)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

18th June - Sightings

RSPB - Common Scoter(fem) Jubilee Wetlands in evening (S Pick) - 18th June

Monday, 17 June 2013

17th June - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(fem), 7 Teal, Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 9 Goosander (ad + 8 imm) (P Sofley)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

16th June - Sightings

RSPB - Mediterranean Gull (2nd Sum) again this evening Jubilee Wetlands. Ringed Plover North Pit. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 6 Shoveler, 5 Teal Cliff Pool but no sign of Garganey (TP, J Allen)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

15th June - Sightings

RSPB - Little Gull(ad), 9 Ringed Plover, Dunlin North Pit (G Williams) Green Sandpiper (per G Williams) possible Marsh Warbler reported singing by canal 200yds south of Fisher's Mill Bridge. Also heard from Mill Plantation path this morning (per G Williams, S Atkinson)   No sign of warbler later (D Baker)
Kingsbury - 2 Garganey(m,f) Cliff Pool still (per Birdguides)

Friday, 14 June 2013

14th June - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 7+ Ringed Plover North Pit (Many Obs) Mediterranean Gull (2nd Sum) Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)
Kingsbury - 2 Garganey(m,f) Cliff Pool (J & P Hughes)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

13th June - Sightings

RSPB - Grey Plover Jubilee Wetlands  (G Williams)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

12th June - Sightings

RSPB - Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover on Jubilee Wetlands early afternoon but not later (G Williams)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

11th June - Sightings

RSPB - Mediterranean Gull(ad), Wigeon, Shoveler (with 1 young) (G Williams et al)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

8th June - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-necked Grebe (sum plum) New Reedbed Pool. (G Williams) Still present this evening and best viewed from the path by the river (many obs)

Friday, 7 June 2013

7th June - Sightings

RSPB - Black-necked Grebe (sum plum) Southern pool near bund. (Simon Cull)
Kingsbury South - Spotted Flycatcher Mitchell's Pool (Adam M)

Monday, 3 June 2013

3rd June - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Ross's Goose (unringed) Fisher's Mill then flew towards North Pit (J Morgan) An interesting addition to the escapes list.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

1st June - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still (per Birdguides)

Friday, 31 May 2013

31st May - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m), Teal, Peregrine (S Haynes)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

29th May - Sightings

RSPB - 11 Arctic Tern (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

28th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Sanderling North Pit (J Harris)
Shustoke - 15 Common Tern, 500 Swift (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Dunlin, Redshank, 8 Common Tern (S Cawthray)

Monday, 27 May 2013

27th May - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) (S Roper)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still. Red Kite over (P Sofley)
RSPB - Dunlin (A Archer)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

26th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Red Kite over Village 4pm (S Haynes)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) Main Pool (P Lichfield)

25th May - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank, 11 Ringed Plover (J Harris)

Friday, 24 May 2013

24th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Arctic Tern, 2 Common Scoter, Kittiwake (1st Sum), 200 House Martin, 200 Swallow, 200 Sand Martin, 300 Swift (S Haynes et al)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

23rd May - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Scoter, Kittiwake(1st Sum) , 1000+ Swift (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

22nd May - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Scoter, Kittiwake(1st Sum) (P Hyde et al)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

21st May - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey(m) still this afternoon (J Morgan) Also Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Black-Tailed Godwit (P Sofley)

Monday, 20 May 2013

20th May - Sightings

RSPB - Curlew Sandpiper North Pit this morning but flew off 12.02pm (J Harris, P Price) Also Garganey(m), Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover(J Harris, P Price) This evening Garganey, Sanderling, Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Peregrine, Hobby, Cuckoo, Pochard(m), 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal (TP et al)
Shustoke - Kittiwake (1st Sum) still, Cuckoo (S Haynes)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

19th May - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Cuckoo at North End (TP)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

18th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake(1st Sum) still (Birdguides)
RSPB - 5 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, Little Egret, 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal North Pit (TP) Water levels here are now the best they have been all spring!

Friday, 17 May 2013

17th May - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Tern, Hobby, 1500+ Common Swift, Kittiwake(1st Sum) and Cuckoo (K Wimbush)
Bodymoor - Red Kite (imm) at 1445hrs over Bodymoor Heath Lane being mobbed by corvids and flying towards Tamworth (K Wimbush)
RSPB - 2 Dunlin. Willow Tit on feeders (J Morgan) Hobby Fisher's Mill (D Baker) Black-Tailed Godwit, Little Egret North Pit this evening (S Pick)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

16th May - Sightings


Garganey - Karl Sargent

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) "B" Pool (K Sargent)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Common Tern (K Sargent)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

15th May - Sightings


 
Kittiwake and Black Tern - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Black Tern mid morning (J Harris) 2 Black tern, Arctic Tern (+ 20 thru), 16 Common tern, Kittiwake (1st Sum), 2000+ Swift early afternoon (S Cawthray et al) 3 Black Tern from mid-afternoon and still in evening (D Hutton et al) 14 Whimbrel thru c6pm (per TP) Also 2 Arctic Tern, Kittiwake, 8 Common Tern this evening (TP et al) Hobby Late evening (A Archer)
Ladywalk - 2 Whimbrel thru late morning (P Sofley)
RSPB - Common Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit (TP) Turnstone, 15 Dunlin (+ 16th slightly larger pale bird unidentified by observer - I would assume Sanderling?) Fisher's Mill this evening (S Pick) Common Sandpiper North End (S Pick)  North end of reseve is flooded.
Kingsbury - 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Tern Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

14th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (1st Sum) still. 1000+ Swift (TP)
Ladywalk - 3 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank. Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury -  Dunlin, 8 Common Tern, 2 Goosander (S Cawthray)

Monday, 13 May 2013

13th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (1st Sum) (S Haynes) Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, Hobby (P Forbes) Also aberrant Swift in area with areas of white in plumage.
RSPB - 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover (TP)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

12th May - Sightings

Alvecote - Black-Tailed Godwit Mill Pool (J Morgan et al)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern (S Haynes)
RSPB - 2 Whimbrel North Pit 8pm (S Pick)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

11th May - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover North Pit (TP, D Baker et al)
Wishaw - 2 Yellow Wagtail (Nette Clarke)

Friday, 10 May 2013

10th May - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Egyptian Goose 8:30am but not since. Also Common Sandpiper (K Sargent)
Kingsbury - 8 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover North Pit (G Williams, TP, J Mallinson et al) 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Hobby Fisher's Mill (K Sargent)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane bu Bee Hives (B Jones)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

9th May - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Hobby, 600 Swallow, 400 Swift (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 10 Common Tern, 100 House Martin (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

8th May - SIghtings

RSPB - 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover on North Pit this evening (TP) Grey Plover reported to North 8.51am, 12 Ringed Plover, Dunlin through earlier in day (J Harris)
Alvecote - Hobby, LRP (J Morgan)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

7th May - Sightings

RSPB - Osprey Fisher's Mill 11.18am (G Williams)

Monday, 6 May 2013

6th May - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Little Egret, Redshank, LRP. Also the 3 Egyptian Geese logged this a.m. (P Lichfield)
Hams Hall - Goosander(fem) with 11 Ducklings on river by Outfall(Linda Davis)
RSPB - Hobby, 2 Common Sandpiper (G A Williams)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

5th May - Sightings

RSPB - Wood Sandpiper on North Pit. 3 Dunlin (J Allen et al)  Mediterranean Gull(1st WIn) reported (RBA) 3 Egyptian Goose late afternoon (TP)
Ladywalk - Goosander(fem) with 10 Ducklings on river (P Forbes) Cuckoo, 2 LRP, 2 Redshank (P Lichfield)

Saturday, 4 May 2013

4th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Arctic Tern early afternoon at least (S Haynes)
Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier 11.35am, 2 Common Tern, 2 LRP, Dunlin, Little Egret (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Whinchat(m) this evening on fenceline by path at North End (TP) Also 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover North End (S Atkinson, TP)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

1st May - Sightings

RSPB - Whimbrel 4pm at least (D Baker) but not in evening (TP)
Coton - Hobby (K Wimbush)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

30th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper (J Harris)

Monday, 29 April 2013

29th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Ruff from Riverwalk Hide (J Hoyle)
Kingsbury - 2 Redshank, Dunlin (Bobby D)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

28th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still B Pools. Still present this evening (J Morgan et al)
Tamworth - Kittiwake(ad) has reappeared at Borrowpit Lake this evening (S Allison)
RSPB - 4 Common Sandpiper North End (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath - 3 Redwing over (K Wimbush)

Saturday, 27 April 2013

27th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) (per P Sofley et al) It was on B Pool mid-afternoon (TP, J Allen) Also 2 Goosander, Scaup(m), 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP, 6 Lesser Redpoll, Garden Warbler around reserve (TP)
Kingsbury - 3 Dunlin Cliff Pool (Adam M)

Friday, 26 April 2013

26th April - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier (fem/imm) Fisher's Mill (J Harris, J Mallinson). Also 10 Swift, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret (G Williams, J Mallinson, J Harris) Cuckoo Mill Plantation (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Hobby, Peregrine, 5 Swift, c50 House Martin, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, Scaup(m), 3 Goosander (P Sofley)
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (S Haynes)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

25th April - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey (Imm) west over Station Road at midday (K Wimbush)
Dosthill(Warks) - 2 Black-necked Grebe this afternoon - probably different birds to last week (G Williams)
RSPB -  Ringed Plover, Whimbrel (not seen in evening), 3 Common Sandpiper,16 Dunlin, Wheatear at North End (G Williams, TP)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

24th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (ad sum) (S Haynes) Also Whimbrel over, Kittiwake still (P Hyde)
RSPB - 3 Grasshopper Warbler (GA Williams, J Wesson)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

23rd April - Sightings


Wood Warbler - Kingsbury - Bob Duckhouse

Kingsbury - Wood Warbler singing behind Skan Hide 7.20am (Adam M) Seen occasionlly through day and showing well this evening but not singing (TP et al) Also 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper (Many Obs)
Kingsbury South - 2 White Wagtail Bodymoor Heath Water (Adam M)
Middleton - 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail in field by Fishing Pool (TP)
RSPB - Wheatear, 2 Grey Partridge Entrance Track (TP)
Ladywalk - Grey Plover again this evening (P Forbes)
Tamworth - Kittiwake(ad) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison)

Monday, 22 April 2013

22nd April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Grey Plover early evening at least (S Haynes et al) Whimbrel dropped in early evening for 15 minutes then flew NE (P Sofley) Plover was seen earlier at Marsh Lane. Also today Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper, 2 LRP (S Haynes)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (S Haynes)
Tamworth - Kittiwake (Ad) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison et al)
Kingsbury South - Whimbrel over Bodymoor Heath Water 5.50pm (per Birdforum)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

21st April - Sightings


Wood Warbler - Bob Duckhouse


Kittiwake - Tamworth - Sean Allison

Ladywalk - Wood Warbler down main track near second bridge but elsusive and mobile (A Archer et al) Also Scaup(m), 2 Goosander, Little Egret, 2 LRP, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Lesser Whitethroat (D Hutton)
Dosthill (Warks) - Litte Gull(imm) but no sign of Black-Necked Grebes (per Birdfourm) No sign mid afternoon of Little Gull (TP)
Kingsbury South - 11 Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (TP)
Middleton - 5 Yellow Wagtail in field by Fishing Pool (TP)
Alvecote - Osprey west over Mill Pool 6.20pm. Also 7 Yellow Wagtail, LRP (A Archer)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (D Hutton)
Tamworth - Kittiwake (ad sum) on Borrowpit Lake this evening. Also 1+ Arctic Tern (S Allison, TP) This is the lake by the Snowdome.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

20th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Goosander, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (K Sargent)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (S Allison)
RSPB - Cuckoo (per J Harris)

Friday, 19 April 2013

19th April - Sightings

Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Grey Partridge entrance Track. 4 Little Egret Heronry. Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 9 Wheatear, White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail on reserve (Many Obs)
Kingsbury South - 16 Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (TP et al)
Kingsbury - 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 3 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

Nearby 25 Wheatear, Whinchat around Baxterley (S Cawthray) 21 Wheatear Seckington (A Archer)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

18th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Whimbrel 6pm at least(S Cawthray et al)
Middleton - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail in field behind Sewage Works. Also 8 Wheatear in field on other side of road (C Cook)
Kingsbury South - 9 Yellow Wagtail., 40 Swallow Mill Field (M Pollock)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 18 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (K Wimbush, P Forbes) 2+ Arctic Tern, 20+ Common Tern (Bobby D)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

17th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Avocet North Pit (J Fincham, J Harris) still present this evening (TP) On the New Scrapes 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover (J Harris) Whitethroat (P Hyde)
Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, Kittiwake, 12 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 House Martin (S Cawthray et al)
Kingsbury South - 9 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (D Baker, TP) 2+ Arctic Tern, 10+ Common Tern, Swift, 200 Swallow, 100 Sand Martin Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (J Harris) 50 Swallow, 2 House Martin Hall Lake (TP)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

16th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Sandwich Tern late afternoon at least (S Cawthray) Also Kittiwake, c20 Common Tern (Many Obs) Wheatear (J Galletly)
Kingsbury - LRP, Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern, 7 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail Bodymoor Heath Water (Bobby D)
RSPB - Sedge Warbler (per J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (J Fincham)

Monday, 15 April 2013

15th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, Kittiwake, 4 Common Sandpiper (D Hutton) 10 Common Tern this evening. Kittiwake still present but looking ill (S Haynes)
Dosthill(Warks) - 3 Black-Necked Grebe on East side (J Harris) 4 Black-Necked Grebe present late afternoon (D Hutton et al) 2 Long-Tailed Duck still (C Cook et al)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart(m,f) Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan)
RSPB - Common Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Harris) Wheatear(m) Fisher's Mill (P Price) Also 2 Dunlin on reserve (J Harris)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

14th April - Sightings


 
Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton


Sandwich Tern - Alvecote - Adam Archer

Shustoke - Arctic Tern  mid-afternoon at least. Kittiwake (2nd Sum) still (D Hutton et al) No sign of Arctic Tern late afternoon but Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (S Haynes) This evening 2 Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray et al)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Dunlin, 6 Redshank, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 21 Goosander (K Sargent)
RSPB - up to 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP, J Allen) 6 Ringed Plover North Pit (D Baker)
Kingsbury South - 6 Common Tern (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Alvecote - Sandwich Tern Mill Pool for c45min this evening but then flew off (A Archer et al)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

13th April - Sightings


Common(left) and Arctic Terns - Shustoke - Dave Hutton


Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Kittiwake, 4 Common Gull,  Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, House Martin(D Hutton, TP et al)  The terns left early afternoon but a new Arctic Tern at c2.40pm (S Haynes) The first Arctic Tern (pic above) unusually had a small black tip but was otherwise a typical Arctic (TP, D Hutton, S Haynes)
Coton - 5+ Willow Warbler, House Martin (D Hutton, TP)
Ladywalk - 2 Pintail(pr), Scaup(m), 24 Goosander, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, Curlew (P Sofley)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, LRP, 25+ Sand Martin, 10+ Swallow Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 2 Common Tern (J Allen) 2 Common Sandpiper Mill Meadow (A Barnsley)

Friday, 12 April 2013

12th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (D Hutton)
RSPB - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still Dosthill NR (G Williams)
Kingsbury South - 2 Common Tern (C Cook)
Coton - Willow Warbler, 30 Sand Martin, Swallow, 3 Goldeneye (C Cook)
Minworth -  200 Golden Plover Wishaw Lane (C Cook)
Wishaw - 500+ Filedfare (C Cook)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

11th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - House Martin, Swallow, 30 Sand Martin Cliff Pool. Green Sandpiper on river (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Sum) still this morning but not later(Many Obs) Also Common Tern, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Swallow (P Casey et al)
Coton - 50 Sand Martin (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

10th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake still this evening (TP et al)
Coton - c30 Sand Martin this evening (TP)
RSPB - 2 Long-Tailed Duck Dosthill NR (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Willow Warbler (C Cook)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

9th April - Sightings

Dosthill - Long-Tailed Duck, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank (Paul Jenkins) Bearded Tit still present this morning at least (per D Hutton)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 3 Sand Martin, Swallow this morning (P Jenkins)

Monday, 8 April 2013

8th April - Sightings

Dosthill(Warks) - Bearded Tit (fem) still in small reedy pool between Dosthill Main Pit and Dosthill NR though elusive. Bird was seen to fly towards Dosthill NR at 1.00pm and not seen in 2 hours mid-afternoon (Many Obs) 7 Sand Martin, 13 Oystercatcher (Bobby D)
RSPB - Long-Tailed Duck, 22 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (K Sargent et al) Wheatear, Swallow North End (per J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin but no sign of Kittiwake or Little Gull this morning (S Haynes) Kittiwake again this evening. 8 Sand Martin through (J Harris, D Taylor et al) 4 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin late evening (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury - 25+ Sand Martin through Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 9 Sand Martin (Bobby D)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

7th April - Sightings




Bearded Tit and Kittiwake - Dave Hutton

Dosthill - Bearded Tit (fem/imm) in small reedy pool between Dosthill Main Pit and Dosthill NR and showing very well (M Yapp, K Donaghy et al) Red Kite over Main Pit (G Mant) Long-Tailed Duck (fem) Main Pit. Long-Tailed Duck (m) Dosthill NR (J Allen, TP et al)
Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Win) still (Many Obs) Little Gull(ad) this afternoon, 2 Sand Martin (P Andrews et al)
Alvecote - Barn Owl at Decoy Pool. Redshank in area (S Allison)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, 2 Goosander Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still (M Yapp, K Donaghy)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

6th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Win) still at West End and showing very well (Many Obs) Also Wheatear(m) on North shore briefly (per TP) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Curlew, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (Bobby D)

Friday, 5 April 2013

5th April - Sightings



 
Kittiwake and LRP - Dave Hutton
 
Shustoke - Kittiwake(ad) at West End to 6 Feet (S Haynes et al) Also 3 LRP, Redshank (Many Obs)
RSPB - 25 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 21 Goosander (J Harris)
Dosthill(Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still, 12 Oystercatcher (J Harris)

4th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Red Kite over 1.15pm. Also Scaup(m), Curlew, 22 Goosander, 2 Water Rail (K Sargent)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

3rd April - Sightings


Garganey - Paul Lathbury

Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still. Also 2 Garganey(m,f), Mealy Redpoll (P Lathbury et al)
Shustoke - Merlin(fem) through this evening (P Forbes)
RSPB - Bittern Dosthill NR (per J Harris)

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

2nd April - Sightings

Coton - 2 Little Gull (ads) still (S Haynes)
RSPB2 Long-Tailed Duck still Dosthill NR. Also Sand Martin (A Barnsley et al)
Tamworth - Marsh Harrier (fem) Ventura Retail Park over to SE at 5.45pm (A Archer)
Ladywalk - Sand Martin (B Jones)

Monday, 1 April 2013

1st April - Sightings

Coton - 2 Little Gull (both ad win) (G Briddick, S Hayne et al) Also 5 + Sand Martin mid-afternoon (TP, J Allen)
RSPB - 3 LRP, Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper North Pit (TP, J Allen) Jack Snipe recently (G Williams) 29 Goldeneye Dosthill NR. Also the 2 Long-Tailed Duck seen here (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff (J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still but later in Staffs. Also 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Woodcock, Jack Snipe, 4 Goosander (G Williams et al)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

31st March - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Chiff (ringed bird) seen and heard near entrance gate, 2 Water Rail, Curlew, 2 Snipe, 37 Goosander, Scaup(m), 2 Willow Tit (S Cawthray et al)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

30th March - Sightings

RSPB - poss Mealy Redpoll on feeders. Also Tree Sparrow, 3 Lesser Redpoll (TP)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Curlew, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Woodcock, 2 Water Rail (J Morgan)
Whitacre Heath NR - 22 Meadow Pipit, 100 Redwing in field by Car Park (TP)

Friday, 29 March 2013

29th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Red Kite lingered for a while late morning (S Haynes et al)
Wishaw - Merlin again Wishaw Lane. Also 32 Golden Plover (TP)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still (J Wesson et al) Siberian Chiffchaff reported still. Also Merlin reported (J Harris)
Dosthill(Warks) - 1 Long-Tailed Duck still (J Harris)
Whitacre Heath NR - White Wagtail with Pied Wagtail on new scrapes by river (J Harris)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

28th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still (per Birdforum)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

27th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 8 Goosander, LRP (Many Obs)
Dosthill (Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck (m,f) still (J Harris)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

26th March - Sightings

Wishaw - Merlin still Wishaw Lane on Manure Heap this morning (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Curlew still (K Groocock)
RSPB - Woodcock, Jack Snipe (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Goosander(fem), 5 Snipe Cliff Pool (Geoff Busby)

Monday, 25 March 2013

25th March - Sightings

Wishaw - On Blindpit Lane 4 Corn Bunting, 20 Skylark with Linnets and Reed Bunting. 100 Fieldfare. On Wishaw Lane Merlin(fem),  8 Golden Plover, 20 Lapwing, 15 Skylark , 120 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing. Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Little Gull(ad) on river at Hemlingford Mill (A Dean)
Dosthill (Warks) - 1 Long-tailed Duck (1st Sum M) still, 6 Oystercatcher, 52 Shoveler (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 6 Goosander, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit, 4 Snipe, 30 Redwing (J Harris) There have been no confirmed sightings of the Siberian Chiffchaffs since 13th March despite reports on Birdguides.
Hams Hall - sewer outfall 2 Chiffchaff sewer outfall (J Harris)
Kingsbury - LRP Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull (Bobby D)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

24th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Curlew, 6 Goosander, 6 Lesser Redpoll, Water Rail. Also 45+ Meadow Pipit along path to Sainsbury's Hide (TP, J Allen et al)
Alvecote - Jack Snipe, 42 Snipe, Peregrine (A Archer)
Kingsbury - LRP (S Cawthray)
Coton - 2 Goosander (per TP)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

23rd March - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Brambling(m), 18 Reed Bunting in garden feeding station (K Wimbush)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still (M Yapp)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

21st March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still. Also Curlew (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - Curlew over to North (Bobby D)
Tamworth - 19 Waxwing Amington Sharpe Street (A Archer)
Dosthill(Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still (G Williams)