Wednesday, 30 April 2014

30th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Turnstone North Pit still. Brambling Fisher's Mill. Also 4 Cuckoo, 5 Grasshopper Warbler around reserve (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Honey Buzzard (pale phase) 11:15 to 11:30 then drifted off to east (P Sofley) Osprey over at 2.30pm (P Sofley, P Lichfield) Also 2 Hobby, 20 Buzzard today (P Sofley et al)
Shustoke - Whinchat, Arctic Tern reported (per Birdguides)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (C Hiles)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

29th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Black Tern all day(Many Obs) 2 Turnstone briefly (Bobby D)
RSPB - 3 Turnstone this evening North Pit. Also 2 Wigeon (m,f) (J Morgan, R Eyres, TP, K Thorpe) Bar-Tailed Godwit Jubilee Wetlands this morning. Glossy Ibis still present. Yellow Wagtail this evening (per K Thorpe et al)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (D Baker)

Monday, 28 April 2014

28th April - Sightings

Black Tern - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Black Tern late afternoon at least (F Mosey et al)
RSPB - 25 Arctic Tern briefly Jubilee Wetlands. Also Glossy Ibis still (F Mosey et al)
Ladywalk - White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Snipe (P Sofley) Bar-Tailed Godwit reported on 24/04 (per P Sofley)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

27th April - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - 2 Arctic Tern, 6 Common Tern early morning (D Hutton) c30 Arctic Tern 1.45pm with c20 still in evening (S Haynes et al)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis, Whimbrel reported early morning only (per TP). c30 Arctic Tern Jubilee Wetlands late morning (I Whitehouse) 5 Arctic Tern still 1.30pm at least. Also 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Swift (TP et al)
Ladywalk - White Wagtail, Little Egret (P Lichfield)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

26th April - Sightings

Wood Sandpiper - Steve Pick

Shustoke - Black Tern till c12pm only(D Hutton et al) Also Arctic Tern early afternoon at least (P Hyde et al)
RSPB - Wood Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al) Glossy Ibis still early morning but not later(F Mosey) Also 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. Yellow Wagtail by Farm (TP, J Allen et al) Whinchat just North of Fisher's Mill (A Barnsley)
Marston - Bar-Tailed Godwit again. Also Wheatear(m) (D Hutton, A Archer, TP, J Allen)
Alvecote - 2 Red-Crested Pochard (2m) still Mill Pool. 5 Yellow Wagtail on ploughed field by Teal Pool (A Archer)

Friday, 25 April 2014

25th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Garganey(m) close in to Sailing Club (K Wimbush, S Haynes et al)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis still (per Birdguides)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

24th April - Sightings

Little Tern - Dave Hutton

Marston - Black-Necked Grebe, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Grasshopper Warbler early morning (A Archer) Bar-Tailed Godwit again till 1.30pm at least but no further sign of Black-Necked Grebe or Blackwits (A Dean, Bobby D) Park on old Kingsbury Road and walk up Seeney Lane. View only from bridleway at the top of lane. Note this is not Lea Marston but Marston.
Shustoke - Little Tern 6.10pm at least on buoys. 4 Common Sandpiper (S Haynes et al)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis again Jubilee Wetlands. Also Common Gull(ad), 11 Dunlin, 16+ Ringed Plover, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret. White Wagtail by farm (TP, J Allen et al)
Wishaw - 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Yellow Wagtail (C Hiles)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

23rd April - Sightings

Bar-Tailed Godwit - Alan Dean

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, 7 Common Tern late afternoon (D Hutton)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis Fisher's Mill this morning and the flew towards Hall (D Hutton) Garden Warbler near farm. 3 Dunlin, 3 White Wagtail, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands. Goosander, Wigeon North Pit (per Birdforum)
Marston - Bar-Tailed Godwit "Marston Fields" this afternoon (A Dean) View pits only from bridleway from Marston village that leads to Dunton Stables. Pits are stricyly private.
Coton - 4 Garden Warbler (per Birdforum)
Wishaw - Corn Bunting (C Hiles)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

22nd April - Sightings

Garganey - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Glossy Ibis - Middleton - Mark Priest

Spotted Redshank and Arctic Tern - Middleton - Steve Pick

RSPB - Spotted Redshank, Glossy Ibis Jubilee Wetlands (F Mosey) Spotted Redshank flew off South at 10.06am. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Arctic Tern , 3 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 1+ Swift Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick, TP et al). 3 Curlew, 2 Yellow Wagtail North Pit (K Thorpe) Avocet, Whinchat reported (per S Pick) Glossy Ibis on Fisher's Mill mid-afternoon till dusk. Also Common Sandpiper (S Allison, TP et al) Brambling by Fisher's Mill bridge this evening (D Baker) Curlew over Dosthill (Warks) to North (S Allison)
ShustokeGarganey, 4 Arctic Tern ,Common Sandpiper, Swift (D Hutton et al) Garganey still 6pm but no terns (TP)
Kingsbury - Ring Ouzel in flight to South over Cliff Pool this evening (S Cawthray) 

Monday, 21 April 2014

21st April - Sightings

RSPB - Glossy Ibis still usually on Jubilee Wetlands (Many Obs) Also Arctic Tern3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ads JW. 1 ad North Pit), 8 White Wagtail (4 NP, 4 JW). Also 8 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 15 LRP, Yellow Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. 3 Goosander North Pit (D Hutton, J Allen et al) Grasshopper Warbler Dosthill (Warks) (TP)
Shustoke - 2 Swift (D Hutton)
Alvecote - 3 Arctic Tern Mill Pool. 2 Red-Crested Pochard (A Archer) No Arctic terns this morning so assumed to be new birds.
Wishaw - Corn Bunting (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - Cuckoo, Little Egret (P Lichfield)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

20th April - Sightings

Shustoke -   Little Gull(ad) all day (Many Obs) 13 Arctic Tern early morning only (D Woodward)  Another 4 Arctic Tern still mid-morning with a further 25 Arctic Tern arrived late morning. 20 Arctic Tern still present mid-afternoon. Also Swift, 20 House Martin, 2 Common Tern (Many Obs) A new flock of 24 Arctic Tern at 7pm (S Haynes)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis still on Jubilee Wetlands. Avocet , Mediterranean Gull North Pit. Also 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper on reserve  (G Williams et al)
Alvecote - 2 Red-Crested Pochard (2m) still Mill Pool. Also 3 Arctic Tern late afternoon until 5.40pm only (A Archer)
Kingsbury South - 3 Arctic Tern Bodymoor Heath Water later afternoon (per TP)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

19th April - Sightings

Glossy Ibis and Grasshopper Warbler - Dave Hutton

Alvecote - 2 Red-Crested Pochard (2m) on Mill Pool. Also 5 Common Tern (A Archer)
RSPB - Glossy Ibis still on Jubilee Wetlands (Many Obs) Hobby Fisher's Mill (S Cawthray) 5 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull(ad), Little Egret North Pit (J Allen et al)
Shustoke - c40 Arctic Tern, Little Gull in evening (P Forbes)

Friday, 18 April 2014

18th April - Sightings

RSPB - Glossy Ibis still Jubilee Wetlands this morning but not again until 4pm when present all evening. Also 8 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 8 White Wagtail, Wheatear. Red-Crested Pochard still on river. Mediterranean Gull North Pit. 4+ Grasshopper Warbler showing well at times on path to canal side screen (Many Obs)
Kingsbury South - Curlew over Mill Field (TP)
Shustoke - Aythya Hybrid still but no signs of Black-Necked Grebes (TP)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

17th April - Sightings

Glossy Ibis and Grasshopper Warbler - Steve Pick

RSPB - Glossy Ibis, Sanderling, 9 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, Black-Tailed Godwit, Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 50 Swallow Jubilee Wetlands. 4 Avocet , Mediterranean Gull(ad), 2 Goosander North Pit. Also 5+ Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler around reserve (K Sargent, TP et al) The Ibis flew into Warwickshire this evening but returned (TP)
Shustoke - 2 Black-Necked Grebe (P Forbes)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

16th April - Sightings

RSPB - Glossy Ibis Jubilee Wetlands 5.30pm at least (F Mosey, K Thorpe et al) Also Avocet, Black-Tailed Godwit, 13 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, Mediterranean Gull, Goosander, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail around reserve.  (F Mosey, K Thorpe et al) Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper Fisher's Mill (K Thorpe, A Anscomb et al) Garden Warbler heard between Car Park and Fisher's Mill (A Anscomb) Whimbrel over to North 7.40pm (J Allen)

Ladywalk - Whitethroat, Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler, 12 Goosander, 2 Wigeon (P Sofley) 2 Avocet, Goldeneye reported on 13/4 (per P Sofley)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

15th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper, 12 Goosander (P Casey)
RSPB - Redstart along entrance track. View hedge looking down towards farm near gate (S Cawthray) 3 Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, White Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull, 3 Goosander, Greenshank, Snipe North Pit (M Pollock)
Shustoke - Red Kite (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - 8 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail Mill Field. 3 Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Mandarin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail (A Archer)

Monday, 14 April 2014

14th April - Sightings

RSPB - Red-Crested Pochard(fem) still on river by Fisher's Mill. Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill. 5 Kingfisher along river. 32 Dunlin, 12 Ringed  Plover, White Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands (F Mosey et al) 3 Wheatear Fisher's Mill Meadow. Wheatear west side. Common Sandpiper Dosthill(Warks). 2+ Sedge Warbler (per Birdforum)
Kingsbury South - 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1+ White Wagtail Mill Field. 4 Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (TP, C Cook)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

13th April - Sightings

RSPB - Grasshopper Warbler Fisher's Mill. 26 Dunlin (+2 North Pit), Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Goosander, Mediterranean Gull (S Pick)
Coton - Lesser Whitethroat (TP)
Alvecote - 2 Lesser Whitethroat - Mill Pool layby and east of Shuttington Bridge. Also Common Sandpiper Teal Pool. Little Egret Mill Pool (A Archer).

Saturday, 12 April 2014

12th April - Sightings

Coton - Whitethroat (D Hutton)
RSPB - 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2nd Sum), 20 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 24 Swallow. Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill bridge (A Archer, J Allen et al) Red-Crested Pochard (fem) again on river by Fisher's Mill (TP et al) Grasshopper Warbler somewhere (per noticeboard)
Kingsbury South - 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat Mill Field (D Hutton, A Archer et al) 200+ Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat Hemlingford Water. 4 Goosander on river (TP)

Friday, 11 April 2014

11th April - Sightings

RSPB - Red-Crested Pochard on river viewable from Dosthill Bunds. Common Tern, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull still North Pit (G Williams) 3 Common Tern North Pit (F Mosey) Cuckoo flew over Fisher's Mill on 10/04 (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 11 Goosander (P Lichfield)
Kingsbury South - 4 Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water. 4 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (C Cook)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

10th April - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 4 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail, Common Tern Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull(ad), Little Egret North Pit (J Allen, K Thorpe)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

9th April - Sightings

Mediterranean Gull - Steve Pick

Ladywalk - Glossy Ibis flushed by duck c9.00am and flew North. Quite possibly roosted there last night (per Steve Cawthray) In afternoon 2 LRP through, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, White Wagtail, Common Tern (P Sofley)
RSPB - 4 Avocet (2 North Pit, 2 Jubilee Wetlands). Also 4 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. 7 Goosander, 2 White Wagtail, Mediterranean Gull(ad) North Pit (K Sargent et al) 2 Avocet still on Jubilee Wetlands this evening contained a white ringed bird and so the same pair as a couple of weeks ago (S Pick, S Allison)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

8th April - Sightings

RSPB - Glossy Ibis North Pit Late morning then over to South (J Mallinson per G Williams) Also Greenshank, 10 Ringed Plover (tundra), Dunlin, 2 Curlew, White Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull(ad) North Pit. Goosander(m) over Fisher's Mill. Sedge Warbler singing by canal this evening (F Mosey, TP, G Williams et al)
Kingsbury - Glossy Ibis reported over to South 12:00pm (per Birdguides) report of Grasshopper Warbler reeling (per birdforum)
Ladywalk - Common Sandpiper, 12 Goosander (P Lichfield)

Monday, 7 April 2014

7th April - Sightings

RSPB - Grey Plover(Commuting to North Pit at times), Garganey (m),  10 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit. 4 Snipe Fisher's Mill (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Whimbrel through 11:35am. Bittern still and showing well (P Sofley)
Alvecote - White Wagtail on Teal Pool this evening. Also 3 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 4 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, Willow Tit (A Archer)
Shustoke - Green Sandpiper (D Hutton)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

6th April - Sightings

Little Gulls (Leucistic bird lower) - Coton - Steve Pick

Coton 7 Little Gulls (including an leucistic bird) 3.30pm at least (D Baker et al) No sign later in afternoon. All 7 again in evening (5ads, 2 1st Sums) (TP,  A Archer, S Pick)
Kingsbury South - Little Gull (first-summer) late afternoon at Bodymoor Heath Water (per RBA) Still present in evening along with Common Tern (TP)
Shustoke - Red Kite late afternoon. Also Aythya hybrid still and 2 Wigeon (2m) (A Archer)
RSPB - Curlew over Fisher's Mill (D Hutton)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

5th April - Sightings

RSPB - Red Kite over to South 3.05pm (K Thorpe) Mediterranean Gull(ad) still (Many Obs) 2 Curlew over. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen et al)

Friday, 4 April 2014

4th April - Sightings

Alvecote - 4 Common Scoter (2m,2f) Pretty Pigs Pool 6.30pm at least (J Morgan et al) Osprey over Mill Pool 11.50am (D Pratt) Also 2 Swallow, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret (A Archer)
RSPB - Mediterranean Gull(ad) still. Also Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 23 Goosander, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Wheatear. Mealy Redpoll on feeders still (S Cawthray, S Pick et al) Also Kittiwake(ad) reported on Fisher's Mill and then flew to Dosthill Main Pit (Warks) (per S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Red Kite over Dunton Island (M42 Jn 9) at 2.45pm (Bobby D) There does seem to be a lingering bird in the Tame currently.

As usual breeding wader species will no longer be reported on here.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

3rd April - Sightings

RSPB - Swallow, Willow Warbler (F Mosey et al) Also Mediterranean Gull(ad), 2 Wheatear (J Morgan)
Coton - 2 Swallow, 50  Sand Martin (K Wimbush)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

2nd April - Sightings

Whitacre HeathOsprey north over Birmingham Road, Whitacre Heath towards Coton at 1558hrs today, being mobbed by LBB Gulls (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury - House Martin, 60 Sand Martin, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Broomeycroft (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern still. Also 8 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 100 Sand Martin (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

1st April - Sightings

RSPB - Mealy Redpoll, 5 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling on feeders (K Sargent et al) Mediterranean Gull (ad), 2 Redshank, Dunlin on North Pit (K Sargent) Yellow Wagtail reported over (per Birdforum)
Ladywalk - Bittern still. Also Swallow, 10 Goosander (K Sargent)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (L Davis)