Thursday, 30 September 2010

30th September - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Greenshank, 2 Dunlin (G Williams)
Bassett North - Pintail (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 9 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

29th September - Sightings

Shustoke - 8 Little Gulls (Ad, 2nd Win, 6 1st Win), Wheatear, 65 Swallow (S Cawthray, S Haynes et al)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

26th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (fem/imm) (P Forbes et al)
Ladywalk - Spotted Flycatcher, Goosander, Dunlin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 14 Swallow, 10 House Martin (M Pollock, S Cawthray)
Hams Hall  - 2 Green Sandpiper (M Pollock)

Saturday, 25 September 2010

25th September - Sightings

Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Kingsbury - Greenshank, 6 Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (3rd Win) still Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Friday, 24 September 2010

24th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Greenshank, 6 Snipe Teal Pool (J Morgan)
Shustoke - 3 Black Terns, Common Tern (P Forbes, M Griffiths)
Kingsbury - 4 Greenshank, 6 Little Egret, c120 Shoveler (P Burton)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

23rd September - Sightings

Coton - Arctic Tern through (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew (D Daniel, S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Goosander (P Forbes)
Fisher's Mill - Siskin over (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Black Tern (juv) still often on Broomey Croft Pool (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

22nd September - Sightings

Alvecote - up to 31 Black Tern on Mill Pool this afternoon by 6pm. 8 still present late evening. Also Green Sandpiper, Greenshank over, Pintail (J Morgan, Bobby D, TP et al) This is the largest flock of black terns in area for many years.
Ladywalk - Jack Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper (J Mallinson)
Bassett North - Green Sandpiper (J Mallinson)
Bassett South - Ruff, 5 Redshank, 2 Little Egret (J Mallinson)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

21st September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black Tern(juv), 2 Greenshank, Ruff, 7 Little Egret, 112 Shoveler Cliff Pool (A Archer et al)
Fisher's Mill - Spotted Flycatcher in hawthorn hedge (J Harris)
Bassett South - Pintail, Little Egret, Dunlin (J Harris)
Shustoke - Little Gull (juv) this afternoon (per Birdguides)
Ladywalk - 2 Curlew, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Reed Warbler (S Cawthray)

Monday, 20 September 2010

20th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black Tern(juv), 3 Greenshank, Ruff, 8 Little Egret Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Wishaw - 7 Grey Partridge, Golden Plover over, Peregrine, Wheatear Wiggin's Hill (S Haynes)
Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (P Forbes)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Coton - 47 Wigeon (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

19th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black Tern, 8 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, Ruff Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (P Forbes)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

18th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (Many Obs)
Bassett North - 1+ Greenshank, Little Egret, Peregrine (TP, J Allen)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)
Kingsbury - 2 Greenshank, Ruff, 3 Little Egret, Peregrine, 50+ House Martin, 50+ Swallow Cliff Pool (T & S Pick, TP, J Allen)

Friday, 17 September 2010

17th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (Many Obs) Peregrine, Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret, Greenshank Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Thursday, 16 September 2010

16 September - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (Juv) still, Hobby (Many Obs)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank Cliff Pool (Bobby D) 11 Little Egret roosted (W Egmont)

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

15th September - Sightings

Leach's Petrel - Bob Duckhouse

- Leach's Petrel from hide 1.26pm at least (Bobby D et al) Flew off high ENE at 3.45pm (Birdguides)
Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (Many Obs) 2 Swift, 200+ House Martin (Bobby D) Little Stint briefly (P Forbes)
Kingsbury - 9 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank Cliff Pool (Tony Hyde)
Ladywalk - 2 Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

14th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (juv) still (P Forbes, J Oates et al) Hobby (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - Hobby, 3 Greenshank, Ruff, Little Egret (J Mallinson)
Kingsbury - 11 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank 2 Ruff (S Cawthray)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake(R Henderson) 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper on Flash (R Henderson)
Whitacre Heath - 2 Curlew (R Henderson)

Monday, 13 September 2010

13th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Honey Buzzard over Cliff Pool to West at 2.45pm (K Sargent) Also 7 Little Egret, Ruff, Greenshank (K Sargent) 11 Little Egret to roost (W Egmont)
Shustoke - Little Gull (juv) (S Haynes)
Tamworth - 2 Greenshank, Curlew Tameside NR (R Henderson)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (R Henderson)
Ladywalk - Pintail, 2 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, 189 Teal (P Sofley)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

12th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Black Tern (juv), Common Tern (juv) (TP)
Kingsbury South - Common Tern(ad), Yellow-Legged Gull(3cy) Bodymoor Heath Water, Common Tern(ad) Swann Pool (TP)
Bassett North - Pintail, 3+ Greenshank, Hobby (TP)

Saturday, 11 September 2010

11th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Black Tern (juv) this morning (P Forbes) Joined this afternoon by Arctic Tern(juv), Common Tern (juv) (TP) Also 2 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes, TP)
Kingsbury - Greenshank, 7 Little Egret Cliff Pool this afternoon(TP) 10 Little Egret roosted (W J Egmont)
Coleshill - Greenshank Quarry (P Forbes)

Friday, 10 September 2010

10th September - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Spotted Redshank(juv) Hemlingford Water early morning on beach by car park but soon disturbed and flew north (A Dean) Black Tern(juv) Bodymoor Heath water in morning only (A Dean)
Dosthill - Greenshank, Hobby Main Pit (A Dean)
Ladywalk - Whimbrel from Riverwalk Hide 6.45am for a few minutes then flew North calling (D Daniel)
Shustoke - Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
Coleshill - Greenshank, Snipe at Quarry (P Forbes)
Kingsbury - 2 Ruff, Greenshank, 8 Little Egret Cliff Pool in evening (W J Egmont)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

9th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Little Stints through toward Whitacre Heath NR. Also this morning 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Swift, Pintail (S Cawthray et al)
Tamworth - Merlin(m), Hobby, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper Tameside NR (R Henderson)
Wishaw - 4 Whinchat, Wheatear Wiggin's Hill Lane (S Haynes)
Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, LRP, Ringed Plover (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Green Sandpiper (J Wesson)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper, Water Rail Hall Lake (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe (A Barnsley)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

8th September - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Black Tern Hemlingford Water (S Haynes) Black Tern(ad), 4 Common Tern, YL Gull(3cy), GBB Gull(3cy), Common Sandpiper Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean).
Shustoke - Grey Plover over nearby to South East 8.00am. Greenshank (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - 2 Black Tern (juvs), 4 Little Egret Cliff Pool (K Sargent et al)
Dosthill - Black Tern (juv), 5 Hobby, 2 Greenshank, YL Gull(ad) (A Dean)
Fisher's Mill - 4 Little Egret, Greenshank (A Dean)
Coton - Little Egret, 11 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (A Dean)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

7th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black Tern (juv), Greenshank Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Bassett North - Wood Sandpiper still, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 3 Pintail, 4 Hobby (J Fincham)
Shustoke - Osprey over SW(K Wimbush) Little Egret, 7 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
Coleshill - Greenshank heard at GPs (Bobby D)

Monday, 6 September 2010

6th September - Sightings

Little Stint - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Little Stint this afternoon (D Hutton et al) This was bird reported earlier as a Sanderling. Also today 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 7 Common Tern (S Cawthray, P Forbes)

Kingsbury - 3 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail Cliff Pool (K Sargent, W Egmont)

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sightings - New Email Address


All Tame Valley Sightings can now be sent to a new email account (replace the (at) with @ etc):

TameValleyBirding (at)

Hopefully this should resolve issues with some people not being able to email the previous address successfully. However I will continue to check the previous address as well!

Many Thanks


5th September - Sightings

Bassett North - Wood Sandpiper, 5+ Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Hobby, Peregrine (TP et al)
Alvecote - Mandarin Pretty Pigs Lake (per Birdguides)
Middleton - 32 Teal Hall Lake (TP)
Shustoke - 1st Win Mediterranean Gull again in roost. Also 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern (P Forbes)

Friday, 3 September 2010

3rd September - Sightings

Bassett North - Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Hobby, 2 Raven (J Harris)
Alvecote - 2 Little Egret Pretty Pigs Lake (per Birdforum) 3 Pintail Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Shustoke - 1st Win Med Gull this evening (S Cawthray)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

2nd September - Sightings

Bassett North - Knot, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper,2 LRP, Hobby (S Cawthray)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Pintail, 9 Wigeon (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, 2 Redshank, 3 Common Tern (P Forbes)

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

1st September - Sightings

Lea Marston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 20 Chiffchaff (S Haynes)
Bassett North - Knot, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Redshank (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Hobby, Little Owl, Little Egret, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Curlew (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 5 Dunlin, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (P Forbes, K Wimbush)
Coleshill - 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Snipe at Quarry (P Forbes)

31st August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, Snipe, Spotted Flycatcher (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Ruff, Redshank (per birdforum)
Coleshill - Whinchat, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe (P Forbes)