Wednesday, 30 November 2011

30th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Smew (Redhead) (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern (J Morgan)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

27th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 16 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool which is a new record. Also Barn Owl (WJ Eley)
Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still on small Pool (many obs)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

26th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still on small pool (Birdguides)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (Birdguides)

Friday, 25 November 2011

25th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still (M Hodson)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

23rd November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard (m,2f) (A Dean) see here.
Bodymoor Heath -100 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 13 Little Egret roosted, Barn Owl, 400 Fieldfare roosted (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, 2 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 2 Peregrine, Tawny Owl (S Cawthray)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

22nd November - Sightings

Middleton - Short-Eared Owl hunting Play Meadow (by RSPB Car Park) (K Sargent)
RSPB - 109 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 20 Redpoll, 5 Goldeneye, Stonechat (K Sargent et al)  Ruff (C Cook)
Alvecote - Pintail(f), 5 Goosander, Marsh Tit (S Haynes)
Coton - Aythya hybrid resembling Lesser Scaup, 1020 Tufted Duck, 606 Coot (S Haynes)
Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl (C Cook)

Monday, 21 November 2011

21st November - Sightings

Alvecote - Scaup still, Mandarin (m), 3 Goosander Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Water Orton - 13 Goosander on River Tame (S Haynes)
RSPB - 6 Dunlin, 47 Golden Plover, redshank, 6 Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, 8 Goosander, Little Egret (S Cawthray, D Daniel)
Kingsbury - up to 13 Little Egret in roost Cliff Pool in recent days (W J Eley)
Coton - Chiffchaff (K Wimbush) presumed Asio Owl sp on Sunday hunting rough grassland adjacent to lake (per K Wimbush)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

19th November - Sightings

RSPB - Hen Harrier again 12.30pm over Meadow Trail (Birdguides) Later Hen Harrier over North Pit (S Haynes) 4 Dunlin, 51 Golden Plover New Reedbed Pit. Pintail North Pit.Woodcock lakeside wood. 600 Fieldfare along entrance road (J Allen, S Haynes, G Williams)

18th November - Sightings

Wishaw - 6 Grey Partridge, 100 Linnet (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 200 + Golden Plover f/o (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 19 Golden Plover, 8 Little Egret,200 +Lapwing. 1 Short-Eared Owl hunting Fishers Mill Meadow. 3 Woodcock flew into cow field at dusk Tawny Owl calling (S Cawthray, G Williams)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

17th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Jack Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 140 Lapwing, 200 Wigeon (S Cawthray)
RSPB - up to 110 Golden Plover circling in the area, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin,189+ Lapwing, Peregrine, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat, Little Egret, 9 Goosander dropped on the river at dusk (P Hyde,J Harris)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

16th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 12 Little Egret roosting Cliff Pool on Monday/Tuesday (WJE)
RSPB (Bassett North)  - 2 Stonechat by North Pit (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 4 Little Egret, 5 Goosander, 3 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin,  Redshank (G Williams)

Monday, 14 November 2011

14th November - Sightings

RSPB (Dosthill NR)/Dosthill - 1+ Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs)
RSPB  - 9 Dunlin, 6 Little Egret, 9 Goosander, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin (G Williams et al) .Report of Marsh Harrier and 2 Redshank (per G Williams)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

13th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Short-Eared Owl, 3 Dunlin, 9 Golden Plover (S Cawthray et al)
Coton - Little Gull (ad), 160 Wigeon (S Haynes)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

12th November - Sightings

Alvecote - 9 Bewick's Swan (7ads, 2 1st Win) 3.30pm at least Mill Pool(A Archer et al) prob Scaup (juv) (Bobby D, TP)
Tamworth - 9 White-Fronted Goose in riverside fields off Moor Lane, Amington this morning. No sign later (S Allinson)
Dosthill - 3 Short-Eared Owl (TP et al) Please stay off bunds to avoid disturbance.
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) 5 Whooper Swan south 10.10am. 5 Bewick's Swan (2ads, 3 1st Win) south 10.20am (J Harris) Stonechat on southern edge in reeds (Many Obs)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 5+ Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 80 Golden Plover in area (TP, J Harris et al) Merlin 9.24am (J Harris)
Shustoke - Little Gull (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Friday, 11 November 2011

11th November - Sightings

Wishaw - No sign of Woodlark today Wishaw Lane but 242 Golden Plover (S Haynes et al)
Coton - 9 Little Gull flew through (S Haynes)
Dosthill - 3 Little Gull (2ad, 1st Win), Short-Eared Owl (J Allen et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Hen Harrier reported (per J Allen).  2 Dunlin, 8 Golden Plover (J Allen, G Williams) 20 Golden Plover over (G Williams)
Alvecote - Goosander Mill Pool. Goldeneye Pretty Pigs Pool (J Morgan)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

10th November - Sightings

Wishaw - Woodlark Wishaw Lane in filed with bales and near layby with concrete bollards. Showing very well and singing occasionally early afternoon at least. (S Cawthray) 6 Grey Partridge Blindpit Lane (A Archer, S Cawthray)
Dosthill - up to 3 Short-Eared Owl reported (Many Obs)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 2 Stonechat (m,f) in reeds canalside of pit (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Dunlin still New Reedbed Pool (M Hodson)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

9th November - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Little Egret, Peregrine, 5 Goosander on river, Golden Plover over (G Williams) Short-Eared Owl again (per G Williams)
Hams Hall - Merlin, Peregrine in fields east of A446/Faraday Avenue (P Sofley)

8th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl hunting bunds (G Williams)
Middleton - Shelduck Hall Lake (G Williams)

Monday, 7 November 2011

7th November - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Short-Eared Owl on post by river (J Fincham).

Sunday, 6 November 2011

6th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 1+ Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs). PLEASE stay off bunds to minimise disturbance.
RSPB (Bassett North) - 5 Goosander, 7 Snipe, 2 Stonechar (J Wesson, J Allen, M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3+ Little Egret (J Allen et al)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

5th November - Sightings

Short-Eared Owl - Bob Duckhouse

RSPB (Bassett North) - prob Glaucous Gull distantly over North Pit (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl still this afternoon (S Cawthray et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Dunlin, 6 Little Egret (S Cawthray)


Friday, 4 November 2011

4th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 3 Short-Eared Owl still (per birdforum)
Kingsbury - 11 Little Egret to roost Cliff Pool last 3 nights (W Egmont) 15 Little Egret on 24/10/2011 which I presume is a county record (W Egmont) Hen Harrier again recently (per RBA)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

3rd November - Sightings

Dosthill - 4 Short-Eared Owl still hunting margins of Main Pit (M Hodson)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

1st November - Sightings

Dosthill/RSPB - 4 Short-Eared Owl this afternoon (S Haynes et al) Usually favouring the bunds on Dosthill Main Pit (Waterski Lake) but often entering the reserve.4 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander over (J Harris et al)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Goosander on North Pit (K Sargent)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret (K Sargent, J Harris)