Friday, 30 April 2010

30th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Garganey(m) still, 2 Wigeon, Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover (G Williams, TP)
Kingsbury South - 500+ Swift (TP)
Ladywalk - Hobby (P Sofley)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

28th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Sandwich Tern 6.45am - 6.55am on Cliff Pool then flew East (K Sargent)
Shustoke - Sandwich Tern c10.30am then flew North (S Cawthray) Also 80 Swift, 7 Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier imm male c6pm-8.3opm at least on Marsh (J Alton, S Cawthray et al)
Bassett North - 5 Dunlin (J Allen, G Williams) Garganey(m) (G Williams)

Monday, 26 April 2010

26th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Garganey(m), 3 Dunlin, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray)

Most summer migrants (including all the regular warblers) are now in at their usual sites, albeit in fairly low numbers in some cases.

Nearby a male Blue-Headed Wagtail at Caldecote Hall 8.30am but not since. Also 7 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear (Bobby D et al)

Please note regular unconfirmed reports from Alvecote reported to the Bird News services a day or more after the event are not included unless confirmed. County Recorder please take note.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

25th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Red Kite over South East at 1.00pm. Also 6 Common Sandpiper (S Bradley) 6 Dunlin briefly this evening (P Sofley)
Tamworth - report of White Stork over Rugby Club (RBA) Any further details?

Nearby a Wood Warbler this morning at Baddesley off Waste Lane but no sign this evening. Unfortunately news was not relayed to me till too late.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

24th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 10 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon (2m), Yellow Wagtail (TP) report of 3 Little Gulls around midday but not later (or earlier) (B Kington)
Fisher's Mill - Cuckoo, Little Egret, 2 Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (Many Obs)

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper (L Johnson)
Bassett North - Garganey(m), 3 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (J Allen)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

22nd April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Goosander (L Johnson)
Shustoke - Late report of Osprey regular by Small Pool Last week sometime (per S Haynes)
Bassett North - 2-3 Whinchat in hedge west of North Pit, WHimbrel (DAD)
Kingsbury South - 6 Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

21st April -Sightings

Coleshill - 7 Little Egret at GPs (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

20th April - Sightings

Tamworth - 2 Arctic Terns reported still Borrowpit Lake 7am (RBA) Later observers saw 2 Common Terns (Many Obs)
Bassett North - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail this morning(L Johnson) 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper this evening (J Allen)
Dosthill NR -6 Reed Warbler (L Johnson, S Cawthray)
Fisher's Mill - Greenshank then flew North, 3 Dunlin (L Johnson)
Ladywalk - Black-Tailed Godwit, Whimbrel till mid afternoon only (S Cawthray, Bobby D) Also Curlew (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - 14+ Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail in mowed grass by track to Hemlingford Water, 300+ Sand Martin, 20 House Martin (TP, M Yapp)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, 3 Swift Cliff Pool (L Johnson) Black-Tailed Godwit till 12.30pm then flew South (per LJ) This is presumed to be Ladywalk bird.

7+ Grasshopper Warblers, 10+ Cetti's Warblers singing in Tame today (Many Obs)

Monday, 19 April 2010

19th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 4 Swift, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Bobby D, S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - 11 Yellow Wagtail Kingsbury Mill Meadow. 4 Common Sandpiper Hemlingford Water on "beach". 500+ Sand Martin in area (TP)
Tamworth - 2 Arctic Tern Borrowpit Lake (per S Cawthray). This is the lake by the Snowdome.
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (J Mallinson)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin (J Mallinson)
Shustoke - Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper (L Johnson)
Ladywalk - Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo (P Sofley)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Goosander, Dunlin, Snipe (G Williams)
Bassett South - Pintail (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers (TP) Redstart reported from path to SITA Hide (RBA)
Shustoke - report of Great-White Egret over 6.35pm (RBA)

Saturday, 17 April 2010

17th April - Sightings

Yellow Wagtail - Kingsbury - Adam Archer

Bassett South
- Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat by canal (TP, J Allen)
Bassett North - Green Sandpiper (TP)
Kingsbury - 6 Yellow Wagtail on Kingsbury Mill Meadow (A Archer)
Middleton - Common Tern on Hall Lake (A Archer)
Fishers Mill - Wheatear from entrance track(per TP)

Friday, 16 April 2010

16th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - report of Blue-Headed Wagtail by Car Park near Mini Railway briefly 12.00pm (Birdguides) Unfortunately not reported until after dark. Any more info anyone? 5 Yellow Wagtails on meadow by Hemlingford Water (G A Williams)
Bassett North - 7 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 4 Goldeneye, Snipe (J Fincham, J Harris)
Bassett South - Black-Tailed Godwit, Garganey(m) (J Fincham, J Harris)
Dosthill - 4 Yellow Wagtail over (J Harris)
Coton - Lesser Whitethroat (Bobby D)

The first Grasshopper Warblers today at 2 sites in the Valley.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

15th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Blue-Headed Wagtail (m), 3 Yellow Wagtails in car park of Hemlingford Water (not Bodymoor Heath Water as originally reported to New services) (Bobby D) Present at 4.45pm but not again by 6.30pm. This area is open to disturbance by walkers etc.
Shustoke - Arctic Tern present till c6pm at least (S Cawthray et al)
Alvecote - 2 Garganey (pr) still railway pool. Also 2 Green Sandpiper (A Archer et al)

Late News: First Whitethroat on 11th April at Fisher's Mill (G Williams)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

14th April - Sightings

Alvecote - 3 Garganey (pr + f) this evening on Teal Pool, 2 Green Sandpiper (A Archer, Bobby D, TP) Wholly unconfirmed report of 2 Tree Pipits over (RBA)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern Swann Pool dropped in c6.20pm (TP) 2 Yellow Wagtails Hemlingford Water on Car Park (TP)
Bassett North - Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye (L Johnson)
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper (L Johnson)

Monday, 12 April 2010

12th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray) Marsh Harrier on 9th April for 2+ hours (per S Cawthray)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

11th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Mediterranean Gulls (both 2nd Sums) Cliff Pool c2pm-c3pm then flew off (K Sargent et al)

Just out of area a Hobby at Maxstoke Priory (P Sofley)

Friday, 9 April 2010

9th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Redstart(m) in hedge on path to SITA hide mid afternoon (David Dennis per J Harris) No sign this evening but 1 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen, Bobby D)

8th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

7th April - Sightings

Little Gull - Shustoke - Robert E Duckhouse

- Little Gull (ad) (P Forbes et al) Present 2pm at least but not this evening. Also White Wagtail (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - 3 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

6th April - Sightings

Avocets - Kingsbury - Bob Duckhouse

- 2 Avocet Cliff Pool till c4pm only (K Sargent et al) Sandwich Tern flew South through BroomeyCroft Poll c4.10pm (Bobby D, Dennis Woodward)
Bassett North - 5 White Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (TP, J Allen) 2 Avocet till 1.30pm when flew South (to KWP) (Peter Rollin)
Picadilly - Wheatear on waste ground (Bobby D)
Lea Marston - Little Egret from bridge (J Allen)
Shustoke - Wheatear(f) (L Johnson)

Monday, 5 April 2010

5th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (D Hutton, TP)
Bassett North - 2 Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3 Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath NR - Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (J Wesson)
Hopwas - Ring Ouzel (m) at Packington (M Priest) The bird was in the second field behind the Pig Farm until 3.30pm when it decided to disappear. Access is via parking on lay-by on the main road out of Hopwas and then cross the road and take the footpath into the wood until you come to the first new crop field.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

4th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 6 Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, 4 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 12 LRP (S Cawthray) 3 White Wagtails early evening (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Albino Black-Headed Gull Canal Pool (S Cawthray)

Saturday, 3 April 2010

3rd April - Sightings

Shustoke - Wheatear(f), 2 White Wagtail, House Martin, LRP over (L Johnson, TP)
Kingsbury - Sandwich Tern Cliff Pool 12.30pm but not later (per Bobby D) This is one of many inland records today. If the observer reads this can he provide me with further details.
Whitacre Heath NR - Jack Snipe from Scrape Hide (Simon Roper)

Friday, 2 April 2010

2nd April - Sightings

Shustoke - Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Wheatear(f), 2+ House Martin (D Hutton, C Cook)
Bassett North - Peregrine, Little Egret (TP)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper, Little Egret from railway bridge (C Cook)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

1st April - Sightings

Shustoke - report of Red Kite 1.15pm (R Henderson) 2+ House Martin with hundreds of Sand Martins/Swallows, Willow Warbler (D Hutton)
Middleton - Willow Warbler Mill Plantation(G Williams)
Ladywalk - Willow Warbler, 12 Goosander, Marsh Tit, 50 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 2 Wheatear, White Wagtail (per Warwickshire Birding)