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)

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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)