Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday April 27th


Alvecote Pools
Warks: The five Black-tailed Godwits are still present plua a Whinchat (Bob Duckhouse).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: Garden Warbler, four Whinchats, Wheatear, three Yellow Wagtails, Arctic Tern, three Swifts, Egyptian Goose (various observers). Garden Warbler was present yesterday (Steve Cawthray).

by Paul Casey



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday April 26th


Alvecote Pools
Staffs: Four Common Sandpipers at Pigs (Roy Smith).
Warks: Five Black-tailed Godwits still (Bob Duckhouse).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: Four Whinchats, two Wheatears, Hobby and some kind birders (Claire Workman, Kevin Whiston).

Shustoke Res
30 Common Terns, Swift, c.600 mixed hirundines, White Wagtail, two Wheatears (Pete Forbes).

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday April 25th


Alvecote Pools
Warks: Three Whinchats, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Rose). Five Black-tailed Godwit in the evening (per Adam Archer)

by Simon Rose

Ladywalk NR
Three Cuckoos, Common Sandpiper and 11 Common Terns through (Pete Sofley)

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: Four Whinchats and two Wheatears at North end of Reserve (RSPB). Whimbrel and 11 Black-tailed Godwits (Staffs Bird News). Five Dunlin (Steve Pick).

Shustoke Res
33 Common Terns plus Swift this afternoon. Also Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Pick et al).

Wishaw
A total of five Wheatears (Carl Hiles).



Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday April 24th


Ladywalk NR
Hobby, eight House Martins, two Cuckoos, five Whitethroats, six Sedge Warblers, two Garden Warblers, two Shovelers, six Teal (Pete Sofley).

Middleton RSPB
Another Osprey was seen today over the river.
Staffs: 12 Black-tailed Godwits, six Dunlins and four Common Sandpipers on Jubilee wetland. Five Wheatears at North Pit (Dave Hutton, RSPB). Two Whinchats (Mark Priest).
Warks: Two Egyptian geese, 12 Oystercatchers (Geoff Williams).

Shustoke Res
Five Swifts, 200 Sand Martins, 200 Swallows and odd House Martins. 15 Common Terns, two Arctic Terns and fledged Grey Wagtails (Pete Forbes, Dave Hutton, SMH).

Wishaw
Warks: A total of 12 Wheatears, three Yellow Wagtails and Peregrine (Pete Forbes).

Wheatears
25-30 were spread across paddocks and rough areas in North Warks today.

Sunday April 23rd


Ladywalk NR
Two Cuckoos, Ringed Plover, pair Linnet and a male Wigeon (Pete Lichfield).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: 12 Black-tailed Godwits, five Dunlins, two Common Sandpipers, Cuckoo (Tom Perrins, Dave Hutton)
Warks: Black Tern (Julian Allen), Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat (Tom Perrins).

Wishaw
Warks: Whinchat, Wheatear (Pete Forbes).

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Friday April 21st

Ladywalk NR
Cuckoo, White Wagtail, five Goosanders (Pete Lichfield).

by Pete Lichfield


Middleton RSPB
Staffs: 47 Black-tailed Godwits, two Dunlins, Common Sand and a few House Martins (Steve Atkinson)

Shustoke Res
17 Common Terns, two House Martins (Kevin Whiston).

Saturday April 22nd

Alvecote Pools
Warks: Grasshopper Warbler.

Ladywalk NR
Cuckoo and Common Sandpiper (Pete Sofley).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: 45 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, two Dunlins (Adam Archer).

Shustoke 
Three Swifts over village (Kevin Whiston).

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Thursday April 20th


Alvecote Pools
Warks: A Common Sandpiper and two Wheatears (Bob Duckhouse).

Middleton RSPB

Pretty, pretty, pretty Good
Dave Hutton

Staffs: Sixty two Black-tailed Godwits were on Jubilee Wetlands this morning (Steve Pick), with 86 and then 93 this evening (Edward O'Connor). This follows an extraordinary 557 at Rutland Water (Leics) yesterday and 49 at Grimley (Worcs) this morning. The Green-winged Teal was reported as present, but briefly. Also Dunlin and Common Sand.
Warks: Swift over Fisher's Mill (Pete Forbes).

by Steve Pick

Shustoke Res
13 Common Terns and a Common Sandpiper (Kevin Whiston).