Friday, 31 July 2009

31st July - Sightings

Ladywalk 5 Curlew from Riverwalk Hide (WMBC) these were wrongly reported as Whimbrel. See here.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

30th July - Sightings

Dosthill - c4 Grasshopper Warblers singing on old tip (M Pollock)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sand, Common Sand (J Harris)

I will be unable to update this blog till Sunday Evening. Can all reports be copied in to Julian Allen until then. His email is

29th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Green Sand, Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Little Egret (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

28th July - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sand on Hall Lake (TP)
Kingsbury - Green Sand, 1st Sum GBB Gull, 8 Teal Cliff Pool (TP)
Ladywalk - 3 Whimbrel (S Cawthray)

Nearby there have been c20 Crossbills the last few days at Bentley Wood though they are mobile.

Monday, 27 July 2009

27th July - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sand on Hall Lake (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Little Egret (J Harris)
Bassett North - 2 Common Sand (J Harris)

Sunday, 26 July 2009

26th July - Sightings

Tamworth - Marsh Harrier south over Golf Course 9.45am (per RBA)
Middleton - 2 Green Sand on Hall Lake (TP)
Bassett North - Med Gull (juv) (M Inskipp per J Harris)
Kingsbury - GBB Gull 1st Sum Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

25th July - Sightings

Bassett North - Common Sand, Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 3 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler (including a brood of 3) , 2 Dunlin(TP, G Williams)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret, Green Sand, 2 Clouded Yellows (G Williams)

Friday, 24 July 2009

24th July - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sand (J Harris)
Bassett South - Green Sand (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret, Green Sand (J Harris)

23rd July - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Greenshank, 2 Green Sand, 2 Little Egret (G Williams)

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

22nd July - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - 3 Little Egret, 2 Green Sand (L Johnson, J Harris)
Kingsbury - Chiloe WIgeon Hybrid Canal Pool (L Johnson)
Bassett North - 2 Dunlin, Green Sand Spoonbill Pit (J Harris, G Williams)
Ladywalk - 9 Curlew (S Cawthray)

There are Work Parties every Wednesday evening at Ladywalk. All welcome. I am happy to put you in touch with the warden (Steve Cawthray) if interested.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

21st July - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper (L Johnson)
Kingsbury - 3rd Sum Yellow-Legged Gull, Green Sand (per RBA)

Of interest there is a Pomarine Skua at Bartley Resr (West Mids) today.

Monday, 20 July 2009

20th July - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Red-Crested Pochard Pretty Pigs Lake (A Archer et al)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

19th July - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sand on Main Lake (TP)
Kingsbury - Yellow-Legged Gull 3rd Sum, GBB Gull 1st Sum, 4 Teal Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)
Alvecote - Grasshopper Warbler still (A Archer)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

18th July - Sightings

Middleton - 5+ Green Sands on Silt Pool. 1 on Main Lake. (TP)
Bassett North - 2 Wigeon Spoonbill Pit. Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) North Pit (TP)
Alvecote - Arctic Tern (ad) through, Grasshopper Warbler between Mill Pool and river (A Archer)

Friday, 17 July 2009

16th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret (4 roosted + 2 over) Cliff Pool (WJ Egmont per J Harris)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

15th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Med Gull juv on Cliff Pool till 11.15am then flew North (per RBA)
Coton - 6 Black-Tailed Godwit flew South (per RBA)
Middleton - 5 Green Sand on Silt Pool (J Harris)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

14th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - presumed Mandarin (f) briefly, Black-Tailed Godwit, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) (K Sargent) A presumed Mandarin was also reported last week.
Middleton - 3 Green Sands on Silt Pool (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Green Sand (J Harris)
Bassett North - 2 Common Sands (J Harris)

Monday, 13 July 2009

13th July - Sightings

Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Fisher's Mill - Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)

I would be interested to hear of any Turtle Dove sightings in the Tame this year.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

11th July - Sightings

Middleton - 9 Green Sandpiper Silt Pool (TP) Cattle Egret reported on Silt Pool 2.3opm then flew towards Dosthill (per RBA) Shame the news took 6 hours to surface.
Alvecote - 2 Redstart (juvs) in a private area have probably bred locally; Little Egret (A Archer)

Friday, 10 July 2009

10th July - Sightings

Ladywalk - 25 Black-Tailed Godwits (per RBA)

Thursday, 9 July 2009

9th July - Sightings

Knot - Cliff Pool - K Sargent

Kingsbury - Knot Cliff Pool (K Sargent) Hybrid Chiloe Wigeon (J Oates).
Middleton - Crossbill Over Hall towards Mill Plantation 1.16pm (J Harris, anon) 9 Green Sand Silt Pool (Anon)
Fisher's Mill - Black Tailed Godwit (anon)
Bassett North - Snipe (anon)
Coleshill GPs - 3 Green Sand (D Hutton)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

7th July - Sightings

Middleton - 10 Green Sandpiper Silt Pool (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 5 Teal, Pochard, Leucistic Black-Headed Gull Cliff Pool (K Sargent) 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, Barn Owl late evening (WJ Egmont per S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Up to 3 Little Egret recently roosting (S Cawthray)

Monday, 6 July 2009

6th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

5th July - Sightings

Bassett South - Little Egret (J Allen)
Middleton 4 Green Sandpiper on Silt Pool ( per J Allen )

4th July - Sightings

Bassett North - Green Sand, 3 Shoveler (J Harris)
Dosthill - Raven (J Harris)
Tamworth - Ring-Necked Parakeet flew over Snowdome (T & S Pick)

Friday, 3 July 2009

2nd July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Little Egret Cliff Pool (WJ Egmont per J Harris)