Monday, 31 December 2012

31st December - Sightings

Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck (1st Win Male) still on railway side (Many Obs)
Shustoke1 Great-Northern Diver still (Birdguides)

Sunday, 30 December 2012

30th December - Sightings

Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck (1st Win Male) still (J Allen, A Archer)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (J Allen)
Kingsbury South - Ferruginous hybrid still, c70 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye Hemlingford Water (J Allen) The hybrid appears to be a different bird to the Dosthill one.
Alvecote - 22 Tree Sparrow (A Archer)
Dosthill (Warks) - 2 Goosander but no sign of Long-Tailed Duck (J Allen)

Saturday, 29 December 2012

29th December - Sightings

Alvecote - 18 Tree Sparrows in stubble field at the junction of Linden Lane & Polesworth Lane (A Archer) Do not enter field.
Kingsbury - Little Egret in flood near railway bridge on Coventry road (P Perry)

Friday, 28 December 2012

28th December - Sightings

Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck (1st Win Male) still (A Archer, TP) [Not on Coton as Birdguides suggests!] Also 142 Gadwall (A Archer)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, 21 Goosander, Canada/Barnacle hybrid (TP)
Kingsbury South - Ferruginous x Pochard Hybrid, 61 Pochard Hemlingford Water (TP)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

27th December - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)
Coton - Long-Tailed Duck still (Birdguides)
Hams Hall - 5 Chiffchaff Edison Road Outfall (D Hutton)
Tamworth - 23 Waxwing  Overwoods Road, Hockley this afternoon (Birdguides)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

26th December - Sightings

Tamworth12 Waxwing Wilnecote at Shelton Street/Tinkers Green Road Roundabout (P Burton)
Ladywalk - 30 Waxwing near Car Park this morning (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (J Allen)
Dosthill (Warks) - Long-tailed Duck still, Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid (J Allen)
Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck still viewable from Traffic Light Bridge. Also 2 Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost (J Allen)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

25th December - Sightings

Tamworth - 39 Waxwing 14:00hrs Wilnecote at Shelton Street/Tinkers Green Road Roundabout for 2nd Day (P Burton, TP) Waxwings have been seen here in previous years. Also 9 Waxwing Dumolo's Lane, Glascote on 24/12 (P Burton)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) Long-tailed Duck still, Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid, 52 Pochard, 14 Goldeneye (J Harris)
Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck still viewable from Traffic Light Bridge (J Harris)
Coton - Chiffchaff (J Harris)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

23rd December - Sightings

Lea Marston Long-Tailed Duck still mid- morning on lakes (Many obs)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver(juvs) still (Many obs)
RSPB - Water Rail under Heronry Feeders (TP)



HAPPY 50th Birthday Julian Allen

 
 
 
Anyone got a caption for the above featuring Jules and Adam Archer?
 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

22nd December - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (J Allen)
Hams Hall - 2 Waxwing Faraday Avenue opposite junction of Canton Lane 14:00hrs (K Wimbush, P Forbes)

Friday, 21 December 2012

21st December - Sightings

Hams Hall - 2 Chiffchaff sewer outfall. 17 Waxwing, 2 Peregrine over Faraday Ave by Wincanton warehouse (J Harris)
Ladywalk -  21 Goosander, Willow Tit and Chiffchaff (J Harris)
Lea Marston -  Long-tailed Duck (fem/imm) still (P Forbes)
Dosthill(Warks) - Long-tailed Duck still,  Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid (J Harris)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

20th December - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (M Doughty)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

18th December - Sightings

Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck still viewable from road bridge (Birdguides)
Dosthill(Warks)Long-Tailed Duck still on Main Lake (J Harris)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (per J Harris)
Shustoke - 33 Goosander at dusk (W Eley)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

16th December - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

15th December - Sightings


Long-Tailed Duck - Dosthill - Bob Duckhouse

Lea Marston - hybrid Canada/Barnacle goose still from Railway Bridge (D Hutton) Also Long-Tailed Duck still mid- morning on lakes (J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) - Long-Tailed Duck, Ferruginous hybrid still (Many Obs)
Tamworth - 20+ Waxwing Jonkel Avenue, Hockley (per Birdguides) 39 waxwings this morning, tinkers green rd on island top of shelton st, also 9 more dumulos lane by belgrave lake  (P Burton)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver(juvs) still (Many Obs)

Ladywalk - 2 Mealy Redpoll on Friday still on feeders (Sandy Wood)
RSPB - Bittern on 13/12 Dosthill NR (per J Harris)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

13th December - Sightings

Lea Marston - hybrid Canada/Barnacle goose from Railway Bridge (Bobby D) Also Long-Tailed Duck still this morning on lakes and also on Coton (Ron Thomas per J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still, 24 Goosander (Many Obs)
Dosthill (Warks) - Long-Tailed Duck still this morning but flew off (G Williams) Ferruginous hybrid still (Many Obs) Pics here. Also 190 Coot, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper (J Harris)
RSPB - 19 Goldeneye, 150 Coot, 2 Goosander (G Williams)
Tamworth - Waxwing over Railway Station early am (TP)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12th December - Sightings

Lea Marston - Long-Tailed Duck (fem/imm) viewable from road on pool furthest fromk railway (S Haynes et al) This is a different bird on plumage to that at Dosthill.
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still. 34 Goosander at dusk (S Haynes)
Hams Hall - 10 Waxwing in flight Canton Road towards BMW factory (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll on Sainsbury's Hide feeders (S Cawthray)
Tamworth - 18 Waxwing French Avenue, Mile Oak (per Birdguides)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

11th December - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, 9 Goosander (K Wimbush)

Monday, 10 December 2012

10th December - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Mealy Redpoll Riverwalk Copse (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 2 Whooper Swan (imm) over to South 13:45hrs. Green Sand, Shelduck, 2 Little Egret North Pit (J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, 5 Goosander (J Harris)
Hams Hall - 20 Waxwing on Canton Lane (per Birdguides)
Dosthill (Warks)Long-tailed Duck, Ferruginous X Pochard hybrid, Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Bunting (J Harris)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad), Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

9th December - Sightings

Dosthill (Warks) - Water Pipit again flew from NE side towards Dosthill NR (A Archer) Long-Tailed Duck (imm), Pochard x Ferruginous hybrid still (A Archer et al)
Tamworth - 15 Waxwing Glascote Heath flew from Bancroft to Dumolo's Lane 13.20hrs (A Archer)

Saturday, 8 December 2012

8th December - Sightings

Dosthill - Long-Tailed Duck (imm), Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid still (J Allen, P Jeynes et al) Jack Snipe (G Williams)
Coton - Caspian Gull (1st Win), 2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) in roost (TP, J Allen et al)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)

7th December - Sightings

Coton - 2 Caspian Gull (ad, 1st Win), 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad, 1st Win) in roost (A Dean, P Hyde)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

6th December - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, 20 Goosander (per Birdguides)
Dosthill - Long-Tailed Duck still (Bobby D)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

5th December - Sightings

Dosthill(Warks) - Pochard x Ferruginous hybrid, Long-Tailed Duck (P Hyde et al) 2 Water Pipit on East side (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)
Coton - Caspian Gull (1st Win), Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost. Woodcock at dusk (A Dean, P Hyde)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

4th December - Sightings



Great-Northern Diver - Dave Hutton

Dosthill(Warks) - Ferruginous Duck(or hybrid), Long-Tailed Duck again (G Williams)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)

Monday, 3 December 2012

3rd December - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

2nd December - Sightings


Long-Tailed Duck - Dave Hutton

Dosthill (Warks) - Long-Tailed Duck on main pit until mid-afternoon when flew to RSPB reserve (J Morgan et al) The Long-Tailed Duck appears to be a different bird to the one last month based on a darker plumage.No sign of presumed hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard (Many Obs)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver (both juvs) still but no sign of Common Scoter (Many Obs) Goosander(m) over (TP)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (TP, J Allen)
Coton - Smew(m) mid morning but not later (per TP) Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in pre-roost (TP, J Allen)
Tamworth35 Waxwing Hockley on Overwoods Road (per Birdguides) These are probably some of the Dosthill birds which weren't seen today as far as I know despite looking.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

1st December - Sightings



Great-Northern Diver - Paul Lathbury


Ferruginous Duck (or hybrid) - Dosthill - Adam Archer

Dosthill(Warks) - prob Ferruginous Duck (or hybrid) on Main Pit (G Williams) Still present 13:20 but asleep and hybrid not ruled out (A Archer, G Williams)
Dosthill(Staffs) -  up to 60 Waxwing in village this morning (Many obs) 50+ Waxwing Cadogan Road this afternoon (J Allen et al)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, Common Scoter(fem) still (Many Obs)
 
Tamworth - 10 Waxwing Hockley on Overwoods Road (per Birdguides)

Friday, 30 November 2012

30th November - Sightings

RSPB - 5 Waxwings over Farm midday (Bobby D)
Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, Common Scoter still (Many Obs)
Dosthill - 42 Waxwing still Ascot Drive/Sefton Road area (S Atkinson)
Tamworth - 20+ Waxwings briefly this morning at Friars walk at the top of Blythe St (M Priest)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

29th November - Sightings


 
Great-Northern Diver - Kevin Groocock

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver, Common Scoter still (many obs) Waxwing over (P Hyde)
Hams Hall - Smew(m) on river Tame off Edison Road (S Haynes)
Dosthill - 28 Waxwing Ascott Drive (P Hyde per J Harris)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

28th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver(ad,juv) , Common Scoter(fem) still (S Cawthray et al)
Dosthill - c50 Waxwing Ascot Drive (per Staffs Birding) 31 Waxwing in a tall tree by Felstead Close off Sefton Road at 3:30 this afternoon (G Williams)
Coton - 2 Mediterranean Gull (both ad) in roost (A Dean)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

27th November - Sightings


Smew - Shustoke - Bob Duckhouse

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Diver(ad,juv) till dusk(J Harris et al). Common Scoter(fem) till dusk (P Hyde et al). Also Smew(m) until late morning when flew towards Coton/Kingsbury (Bobby D et al)
Alvecote - 30+ Siskin, Peregrine, 5000+ Starling (J Morgan)

Monday, 26 November 2012

26th November - Sightings


Waxwings - Mike Pollard

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver mid-afternoon at least (S Cawthray et al) Also Scaup(fem) briefly (S Cawthray)
Bodymoor Heath - 2 Brambling, Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Woodcock (S Cawthray)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull, Water Rail (S Cawthray)
Dosthillc25 Waxwing feeding in gardens along Sefton Road 11-12am this morning, present for a couple of days at least.  Peregrine over Dosthill Nature Reserve (Mike Pollard)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

25th November - Sightings

RSPB - 25 Waxwing nr Car Park c3pm. Little Egret by approach track (TP)
Whitacre Heath - 8 Golden Plover over to NW (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury South - 4 Goldeneye (G A Williams)

The Tame Valley is in heavy flood with many roads impassable.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

24th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - Pintail(m) on pit by entrance track just before Broomey Croft Car Park barriers (TP)
RSPB - Water Rail by heronry feeders (S Atkinson)
Coton - Caspian Gull (1st Win), 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ads) in roost (J Allen)

Friday, 23 November 2012

23rd November - Sightings

Coton - Caspian Gull(1st Win), Yellow-Legged Gull(ad), Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

21st November - Sightings

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still New Workings Pit 3pm (Steve Gibson)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

20th November - Sightings

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still New Workings Pit (Bobby D)

Monday, 19 November 2012

19th November - Sightings


 Long-Tailed Duck (Mark Priest)

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still North End. Long-Tailed Duck still New Reedbed Pit but mobile and also seen on Fisher's Mill and North End. Also 12 Dunlin, Redshank (Many Obs)

Sunday, 18 November 2012

18th November - Sightings




Long-Tailed Duck and White-Rumped Sandpiper (Richard Powell) Pintail (Patrick Perry)

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still at North End (Many Obs) Long-Tailed Duck (fem/imm) New Reedbed Pit this afternoon (J Fincham et al) 2 Shelduck over (TP, J Allen) 15 Waxwing over to South late afternoon (J Harris) 3 Waxwing Dosthill NR late morning (per RBA) Woodcock, Water Rail by Car Park at Dusk (S Haynes) Blackcap (m) Middleton Hall feeders (J Fincham)
Kingsbury - Barnacle Goose BroomeyCroft Pool (TP) This bird may have a bit of Canada influence.
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (J Allen)
Tamworth - Pintail(m) still StoneyDelph Lake (P Perry)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

17th November - Sightings

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still North End (Many Obs) Also 5 Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank in area (Many Obs)
Tamworth - Pintail(m) still Stoney Delph Lake (per Staffs Birding) Access off Halton Lea, Fossdale Road.
Ladywalk - 9 Waxwing in Car Park this morning (J Alton per P Sofley)

Friday, 16 November 2012

16th November - Sightings


White-Rumped Sandpiper - Mark Priest

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still north end (Many Obs) Also c10 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret (G Williams) A video of the star attraction here.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

15th November - Sightings


White-Rumped Sandpiper - Bob Duckhouse

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER(1st Win) still on pit with diggers at North End mid-afternoon at least (TP, J Allen et al) Also 2 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Stonechat. Brambling, Redpoll on Heronry Feeders (TP et al)
Coton - 2 Little Egret on river (K Wimbush)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

14th November - Sightings

RSPB - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (1st Win) North End till 3.45pm at least (P Hyde et al) Also seen to fly over Warwickshire airspace before returning to the North  (S Richards et al) Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Stonchat in area. 2 Brambling on Heronry Feeders (Many Obs)
Coton - Waxwing over (S Cawthray)
Bodymoor - 20 Brambling Bodymoor Heath Lane this pm (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Woodcock, 9 Water Rail, 3 Snipe (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

13th November - Sightings

RSPB - White-rumped Sandpiper one reported on the central pits this afternoon, view only from the path west of the pits parallel to the canal (per Nick Martin) A "Dunlin" has been in area in recent days.

12th November - Sightings

Tamworth - Pintail(m) Stoney Delph Lake (P Burton per J Harris)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

11th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 3 Redshank, Little Egret Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Peregrine (K Wimbush)
RSPB - Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, Barn Owl (S Atkinson)

Out of Area - Little Bunting Seckington in field with bales south of village. Also 2 Waxwing briefly (A Archer)

Friday, 9 November 2012

9th November - Sightings

Kingsbury5 Crossbill(4m,f) in larches by canal nr Richard's Meadow (J Harris)
RSPB - 20 Little Egret over at dusk (J Harris)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

8th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - reports of Red-Crested Pochard still and Water Pipit reported - no further details (per Birdguides)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

7th November - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Red-Crested Pochard (m) Hemlingford Water in morning. Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
Coton - Red-Crested Pochard(m) in afternoon (same as above) (A Dean)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

4th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 3 Goldeneye Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe reported still (per D Hutton)

Saturday, 3 November 2012

3rd November - Sightings

Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe still (Many Obs)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad win) in roost. Also 700 Starling (S Haynes) 4 Goldeneye back pool (TP)
Kingsbury - 10 Little Egret roosted Otter Pool. Shelduck Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Friday, 2 November 2012

2nd November - Sightings

Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe still (Many Obs)
Alvecote - Barn Owl by Orchard (J Morgan)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

1st November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Firecrest still 8.30am (P Sofley) View Hawthorns by second entrance gate (double gates).
Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe still (Many Obs)
Alvecote - 7 Whooper Swan Mill Pool (A Archer) No sign mid afternoon.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

31st October - Sightings



Slavonian Grebe - Dave Hutton

Ladywalk - Firecrest 100yds from entrance gate mid morning (S Cawthray) No further sign by late afternoon (many obs) Also Brambling )S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe still (many obs)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

30th October - Sightings



Slavonian Grebe - Jon Morgan(top) and Paul Lathbury (bottom)

Shustoke - Slavonian Grebe late afternoon at least(P Forbes et al) Also Knot briefly (S Cawthray et al)

Monday, 29 October 2012

29th October - Sightings

Coton - 2 Scaup still (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - Egyptian Goose Hemlingford Water (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Pink-Footed Goose, Green Sandpiper, 29 Snipe, 3 Goldeneye, Goosander Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

28th October - Sightings

Bodymoor - Short-Eared Owl nr Villa Training Ground 07:40hrs (K Wimbush)
Fazeley - Green Sandpiper Bonehill Fishery. 83 Fieldfare over (K Wimbush)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

27th October -Sightings

Coton - 2 Scaup (both prob imm male) on back pool (S Haynes)
Ladywalk - 2 Pintail, 2 Goosander, 253 Wigeon, 250 Coot (P Sofley)
Kingsbury - 13 Little Egret again roosted Otter Pool. Goldeneye Cliff Pool (W Eley)

Friday, 26 October 2012

26th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (imm) (S Haynes et al)
Coton - Scaup(f) still (S Haynes et al)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

25th October - Sightings

Coton - Scaup(f) (S Haynes)

24th October - Sightings

Ladywalk - Pintail(f), 4 Water Rail (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

23rd October - Sightings

Ladywalk - Rock Pipit over. Also 213 Wigeon, Peregrine. Pintail(f) on Sunday (S Haynes)

Monday, 22 October 2012

21st October - Sightings

Kingsbury -  Little Egret 7 seen fly in to roost. Cormorant 70 roosted Otter Pool. 70+  Wigeon Cliff  Pool. 5 Snipe flew North (W Eley)
Little Egret roost  update Oct 11th 14 12th 17 13th 12 14th 9 15th 10
16th 7 18th 10 19th 5 21st (W Eley)

Saturday, 13 October 2012

13th October - Sightings

RSPB - possible Yellow-Browed Warbler (heard only) in Oak Tree beyond feeding station (G Williams) Also 40 Siskin, Jack Snipe, Stonechat, Goosander around reserve recently (per TP)

Friday, 12 October 2012

12th October - Sightings

Alvecote - Scaup Pretty Pigs Pool at Car Park end (J Morgan)
Whitacre Heath - 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff (K Wimbush)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

11th October - Sightings

Whitace Heath Nr - 2 Whinchat (P Casey)

Kingsbury - Little Egret Otter pool seen fly in to roost October 2012 (W Eley)
1st 17 ; 2nd 15 ; 3rd 13 ; 5th 13 ; 6th 8; 7th 10 ; 9th 9 ; 10th 12

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

10th October - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spoonbill till 11.20 when flushed by a heron and  flew west (J Altonet al) Ruddy Shelduck briefly (J Allen et al)
RSPB - 2 Pintail, 4 Little Egret North End )J Allen)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

9th October - Sightings

RSPB - Rock Pipit Fisher's Mill then flew North (J Harris)

Monday, 8 October 2012

8th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Tern (juv) 2pm (S Haynes)

Back from Shetland now - I will post a trip report soon for those interested!

Monday, 1 October 2012

1st October - Sightings

RSPB - Yellow-Browed Warbler briefly mid-afternoon Dosthill Quarry (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - 17 Little Egret roosted Otter Pool (W Eley)

Updates are limited at moment as I am in Shetland.

Friday, 28 September 2012

28th September - Sightings

RSPB - 8 Snipe North End (S Atkinson)
Alvecote  - Stonechat(m) Mill Pool in Reeds at South End (J Morgan)

Whitacre Heath - 200 Swallow over in half hour in morning on 27/09 (KWimbush)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

23rd September - Sightings

Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull (ad Win) briefly (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

22nd September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Barnacle Goose, Hobby, 2 Little Egret, c60 Wigeon, c50 Shoveler North End (TP)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, Redshank Cliff Pool(J Allen)

21st September - Sightings

RSPB - Spotted Flycatcher (Steve Atkinson)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

20th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - 300+ Swallows/Martins, 6 Chiffchaff with tit flock, White Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, Redshank, Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

19th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - White Wagtail, Hobby, Redshank (juv) Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Hobby, Green Sandpiper, c180 Gadwall (P Sofley) Pintail on 17/09.

18th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin still (per Staffs Birding)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 6 Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Monday, 17 September 2012

17th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin, 2 Hobby, 32 Wigeon, 52 Shoveler (A Archer)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

16th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 25+ Wigeon Cliff Pool (TP) Up to 10 Little Egret have roosted recently (WJE)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) Bodymoor Heath Water still (TP)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

15th September - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Hobby, 30 Wigeon, 20+ Meadow Pipit over North Pit. 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Shoveler, 46 Teal Hall Lake (TP)

Friday, 14 September 2012

14th September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - 400+ Swallow over 07:15-08:00 hrs (K Wimbush)
Wishaw - Hobby(ad) (K Wimbush)
Coleshill - Hobby(ad) (K Wimbush)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

13th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Pintail(f) Mill Pool. 2 Green Sandpiper Railway Pool. Also possible Arctic Tern over (j Morgan)
RSPB - Garganey still, Whinchat, 3 Hobby North End (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper (M Griffiths)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

12th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Crake sp seen briefly in flight over New Bay (right of Riverwalk Hide) c5pm (per Work Party) Also 2 Hobby, 2 Water Rail, Green Sandpiper on reserve (S Cawthray et al)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

11th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Pintail(f) Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Whitace Heath - Hobby over Station Road (K Wimbush)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

9th September - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey, Dunlin, 6 Wigeon, Little Egret, Hobby, 9 Snipe North Pit. 9 Wigeon Fisher's Mill. 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)

Saturday, 8 September 2012

7th September - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey North Pit (W Eley)

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Pink-Footed Goose with Greylags Otter Pool (John Graves)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

4th September - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey North Pit (J Allen) 6 Wigeon Fisher's Mill (D Hutton) Marsh Harrier 7pm (per RBA) 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

2nd September - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Black Tern(juv) still Bodymoor Heath Water with 6 Common Tern (TP)
RSPB - 2 Garganey North Pit (G Williams, TP) 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Redstart(m) in scrub on opposite side of river to Rudd Hide. 2 Goosander over (M Griffiths)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret roosted (W Eley)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

1st September - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Black Tern(juv), Arctic Tern(juv), Yellow-Legged Gull still at Bodymoor Heath Water (J Allen et al)
RSPB - c20 Wigeon (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret, Hobby (J Allen)

Friday, 31 August 2012

31st August - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Roseate Tern (ad) briefly c1.30pm but no further sign (S Cawthray). Also Black tern(juv), Arctic Tern (juv), 8 Common Tern  Bodymoor Heath Water (S Cawthray et al) Arctic and Black Tern still this evening. Also Yellow-Legged Gull(ad), Common Sandpiper (TP)
RSPB - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. 17 Snipe flew over Car Park (TP)
Whitacre Heath - Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail along path to Flashes (P Casey)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

30th August - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Redstart, 7 Yellow Wagtail (P Casey)
RSPB - Garganey North Pit (G Williams)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

29th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Hobby, Swift, 250 House Martin, 9 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Goosander, 4 Wigeon (P Sofley)

28th August - Sightings

Alvecote - Greenshank Teal Pool.  Redstart in hedge (Bobby D)

Monday, 27 August 2012

26th August - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 25+ Common Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
RSPB - Wigeon, Hobby (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Hobby (J Allen) 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, Wheatear, 3 Hobby (A Archer)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

25th August - Sightings

Wilnecote - Red-Crested Pochard(f) on StoneyDelph Lake this morning (per Birdguides)

Friday, 24 August 2012

24th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - 9 Black-Tailed Godwit Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
RSPB - Hobby Fisher's Mill (Bobby D) 2 Green Sandpiper, 31 Teal Hall Lake (TP)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) is still in residence at Bodymoor Heath Water. Also 15 Common Tern (TP)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

23rd August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit Cliff Pool (Bobby D) c50 Teal (TP)
RSPB - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

21st August - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey, 3 Wigeon, 20 Swift North End (TP) Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Alvecote - Greenshank Teal Pool. Redstart Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan)

Monday, 20 August 2012

20th August - Sightings

RSPB - Spotted Flycatcher by canal north of Fisher's Mill Bridge (J Harris)
Alvecote - Hobby Orchard (TP)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

19th August - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Garganey North Pit (G Williams) 1 Garganey still early evening though elusive (TP) 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 32 Teal Hall Lake (TP)
Whitacre Heath - 7 Swift over (K Wimbush)
Alvecote - 7 Little Egret Mill Pool/Railway Pool. Redstart Teal Pool Hedge. 5+ Redstart Old Orchard area (J Morgan)
Whitacre Heath NR - Greenshank flew over flashes (J Wesson)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

18th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Garganey (imm fem), 2 Wigeon, 7 Little Egret, Swift, (K Sargent, TP)
Alvecote - Greenshank over towards Pretty Pigs. Redstart Mill Pool (Bobby D)
RSPB - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

17th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - 14 Little Egret roosted (W Eley, S Cawthray)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

16th August - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit (J Morgan) 5 Little Egret, Mandarin(ecl m), Wigeon (J Allen)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

15th August - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Garganey, Black-Tailed Godwit North Pit this morning (G Williams) 3 Black Tern (2ads, Juv) this evening at North End (J Harris) 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
Kingsbury - 13 Little Egret roosted (15 in previous 2 days) (W Eley) 3 are colour ringed as below:

Right leg/ Left Leg
1. Yellow O White P
2. Yellow D White S
3. Yellow N White L

I have sent off for information on these and will report any findings.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

14th August - Sightings

RSPB - 5+ Garganey, Mandarin (ecl m) North Pit this evening (TP) Marsh Harrier Fisher's Mill till 5pm (A Grice, D Grice) Also Black-Tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-Legged Gull, 20 Snipe, 2 Little Egret North End (TP, J Morgan) 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP) report of Hen Harrier(m) (per noticeboard)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper from Railway bridge (TP)

Sunday, 12 August 2012

12th August - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper North Pit (J Allen) 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Garganey still, 15 Little Egret in evening, Curlew over (J Allen)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

11th August - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey North Pit. Whinchat Middleton Farm. 3 Green Sandpiper, 12 Teal Hall Lake (TP, J Allen) Osprey over farm 12.45pm (per TP)
Kingsbury - Garganey(fem/imm), Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 10+ Shoveler Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

8th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier(f) this evening till 6.40pm when flew south (P Sofley)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

7th August - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit North End (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

5th August - Sightings

RSPB - Gadwall (2 Broods), Wigeon, 6 Shoveler North End (TP) 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper over (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Garganey Cliff Pool in evening (S Cawthray)

4th August - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Hobby (K Wimbush)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

2nd August - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Redstart (juvs) (S Allison)
RSPB - up to 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs) 2 Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit (G Williams) SHoveler + 4 Young, 4 Little Egret North End. LRP Yesterday (G Williams)

1st August - Sightings

Kingsbury - 203 Gadwall, 212 Lapwing, 32 Teal, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret (W Eley)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

31st July - Sightings

RSPB - prob Little Stint(ad), Med Gull(juv), Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (S Haynes)  The earlier report of Sanderling related to the stint.

30th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Wigeon(m), 18 Teal, 132 Gadwall, 5 Little Egret Cliff Pool (W Eley)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

29th July - Sightings

RSPB - up to 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (R Henderson et al) 12 Black-Tailed Godwit North End (per Birdforum)
Kingsbury - 8 Little Egret, 12 Teal, 2 Hobby Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen) Mandarin still in evening (W Eley)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

28th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit, 7 Little Egret Cliff Pool (Bobby D, W Eley)
RSPB - c25 Black-Tailed Godwit, Wheatear North End (per Birdforum) 6 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (W Eley)

Friday, 27 July 2012

27th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - 5 Little Egret, 5 Teal, Shoveler Cliff Pool (TP) Egyptian Goose and Mandarin still present this week (per TP)
RSPB - 4 Green Sandpiper, Teal Hall Lake (TP)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

26th July - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Greenshank (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret, 10 Common Tern, 176 Lapwing Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

25th July - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Ringed Plover, Snipe, Green Sandpiper (W Eley) 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (W Eley)
Shustoke - Green Sandpiper over in evening (W Eley)
Kingsbury - 5 Little Egret Cliff Pool late evening but flew south at dusk (W Eley)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

22nd July - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Green Sandpiper, Teal Hall Lake. Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit. Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret North End. Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker near feeders (TP,G Williams)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret, 170 Lapwing, 5 Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

21st July - Sightings

RSPB - Redstart Entrance Track. 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. 2 Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit. 3 Little Egret North Pit (G Williams)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

19th July - Sightings

Alvecote - report of Black Tern (per S Haynes)
RSPB - Little Egret North End (J Allen)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

17th July - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (m) still 10.40am at least (J & C Timms)

Monday, 16 July 2012

16th July - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Scoter (1st Sum M, F) this morning (S Haynes)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

15th July - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (1st Sum M) still this morning at least (D Hutton)
Kingsbury - Barn Owl over M42 Roundabout early morning (M Griffiths)
RSPB - 2 Grasshopper Warbler Fisher's Mill (W Eley)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

14th July - Sightings


Common Scoter - Shustoke - Bob Duckhouse

Shustoke - Common Scoter (1st Sum m), c30 Common Tern (inc 1 Juv) (S Haynes et al)
Coton - Common Scoter (f)  (S Haynes et al)
Kingsbury - Mandarin (ecl m) Cliff Pool (J Allen) On 11/07/2012 Egyptian Goose, Mandarin (per Hide Notebook)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

11th July - Sightings

Alvecote - Redstart(m) Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan) Present since 03/07.
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) on 09/07 (Bobby D)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

7th July - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Sandpiper, 27 Common tern (Bobby D)

Thursday, 5 July 2012

5th July - Sightings

Coton - Peregrine(juv), Hobby (Bobby D)

Monday, 2 July 2012

2nd July - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Sum), 27 Common Tern (S Haynes)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

1st July - Sightings

RSPB - Red-Crested Pochard (m) still Fisher's Mill (J Allen) Green Sandpiper Bodymoor Pit (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper, Mandarin (fem type) Cliff Pool (J Allen) Egyptian Goose, Curlew recently.

Friday, 29 June 2012

29th June - Sightings

Ladywalk - Redstart nr Bittern Hide (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

24th June - Sightings

RSPB - Red-Crested Pochard (m) still New Reedbed Pool (J Allen)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

21st June - Sightings

RSPB - 10 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Shoveler North End. Red-Crested Pochard(m) still New Reedbed Pool (G Williams)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

20th June - Sightings

RSPB - Red-Crested Pochard(m) New Reedbed Pool (G A Williams) Also 2 Hobby, Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail (G Williams)

19th June - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Red Kite over (L Wimbush)
RSPB - Green Sandpiper, 4 Teal, Shoveler North End (G Williams)

Monday, 18 June 2012

18th June - Sightings

Alvecote - Short-Eared Owl on Shuttington Bridge 7.00 am (A Archer)

17th June - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Short-Eared Owl hunting flashes 7pm (P Casey)

Sunday, 17 June 2012

16th June - Sightings

Kingsbury - Egyptian Goose still Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

Friday, 15 June 2012

15th June - Sightings

Kingsbury - Egyptian Goose, Hobby Cliff Pool (Bobby D) Yesterday Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Gadwall (f + brood of 6) (W Eley)

Friday, 8 June 2012

8th June - Sightings

ShustokeArctic Tern(ad) with 35+ Common Tern. Also 2 1st Sum prob Arctic Terns present. 500 Swift (TP)

Monday, 4 June 2012

4th June - Sightings

RSPB - 10 Crossbill over Entrance Track (S Haynes) 2 Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail North End (G Williams)

Saturday, 2 June 2012

2nd June - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Wigeon(m), Teal(m), 4 Shoveler (3m,f), Yellow Wagtail North End (TP, G Williams)

Friday, 1 June 2012

1st June - Sightings

Kingsbury - 4 Hobby Canal Pool (S Cawthray)
Middleton - pr Shelduck + 12 small young (only 5 yesterday!) (R Henderson, TP)

Thursday, 31 May 2012

31st May - Sightings

RSPB - Little Gull (1st Sum) at North End this morning (G Williams)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

29th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe (S Cawthray)

Monday, 28 May 2012

28th May - Sightings

Alvecote - Osprey again 8.15am low over Mill Pool (D Pratt)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

27th May - Sightings



Grey Plover - Adam Archer

RSPB - Black Tern at North End till 3.30pm at least(G Williams et al) Also 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, Wigeon(m), 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal (TP, G Williams) Short-Eared Owl reported again (per G Williams)
Alvecote - Grey Plover Mill Pool spit till dusk (J Morgan et al) Osprey over 2.30pm (per A Archer) Also Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (A Archer) The Osprey was presumably the bird from Whitemoor/Croxall which was last seen c2.00pm.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

26th May - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Little Stint, up to 5 Sanderling, 2 Knot (till 4.35pm only), 2 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Little Egret all at North End (G Williams, S Cawthray, TP, J Harris et al) At last a decent day of wader passage!
Whitacre Heath - Red Kite over Station Road (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury - Hobby (K Wimbush)

Friday, 25 May 2012

25th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin North End (G Williams)

24th May - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff, Wigeon(m), Shoveler(m) at North End (TP)

Monday, 21 May 2012

21st May - Sightings


Nightjar - Dave Hutton

Ladywalk - NIGHTJAR till 9.29pm roosting on Silver Birch before flying off to hunt. The bird was heard and seen "Churring" this evening (J Alton et al).

View 50 yards from Sainsbury's Hide looking towards Rudd Pool or from Rudd Pool hide. Please stay on Path. Non-Members please donate to collection. The first twitchable bird for Warwickshire and a Warwickshire tick for nearly everyone!

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl still (per TP)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

19th May - Sightings

RSPB - Red Kite North over Farm at 12pm (G A Williams) 2 Short-Eared Owl Middle Section. Ruff(male with white ruff), Dunlin, Tundra Ringed Plover, Barnacle x Canada Goose hybrid, Egyptian Goose, Shoveler(m) North End (TP, S Haynes) Little Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail Entrance Track (TP)
Alvecote - Sanderling, 2 Dunlin Mill Pool on spit 5.30pm at least (J Morgan, TP)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still (S Haynes)

Friday, 18 May 2012

18th May - Sightings

Alvecote - Red Kite south over Mill Pool 3.45pm (J Morgan)
RSPB - Osprey over Fisher's Mill 4pm when chased off by gulls (G WIlliams) Ruff, Egyptian Goose, Barnacle Goose at North End (G Williams)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

17th May - Sightings

Alvecote - Garganey (m) Teal Pool until late evning at least (J Morgan, TP, A Archer)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still (Many Obs)
RSPB - 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, White Wagtail in ploughed field along approach road (TP, J Mallinson) Short-Eared Owl, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret on reserve (Many Obs)

16th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still Shustoke (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Short-Eared Owl , Hobby (A Archer)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

15th May - Sightings

Wishaw - Whinchat(m) Blindpit Lane (J Mallinson)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe (S Cawthray) Possibly a new bird?
RSPB - Dunlin (G Williams) Unconfirmed report of 2 Long-Tailed Skua (ads) over to NW at 15.27 (J Harris)

14th May - Sightings

RSPB - 10 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Shoveler(m), 2 Shelduck, Little Egret North End (J Harris)
Alvecote - 2 Hobby, Common Sandpiper Mill Pool (A Archer) Nearby Short-Eared Owl Seckington (A Archer)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

13th May - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl Middle Section. 2 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese, Wigeon (m) North End. Hobby over Carpark  (J Allen, TP) Little Owl late evening on hedge at start of entrance track (TP)

12th May - Sightings

Alvecote - 1+ Short-Eared Owl (A Archer)

Friday, 11 May 2012

11th May - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl Middle Section this evening. Also 2 Egyptian Geese, Wigeon(m), 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Red-Legged Partridge (TP)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

10th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Egyptian Geese at North End with Canadas. Also Whimbrel flew north 12.59pm, 4 Shoveler, Dunlin North End (J Harris)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still (per RBA)
Dosthill - Marsh Harrier through to North c2pm (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

9th May - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl still (R Johns)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still (Many Obs)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

8th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe (sum plum) still (per Birdguides)
RSPB - Osprey fishing Fisher's Mill 1.30pm (J Morgan) Short-Eared Owl Middle Section. 6 Dunlin, Ringed Plover North Pit. 2+ Wheatear, 2 Shoveler, Hobby (J Harris et al)

Monday, 7 May 2012

7th May - Sightings

Shustoke - B;ack-Necked Grebe at East End (P Forbes)
RSPB - 8 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover North End. Short-Eared Owl again (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Little Gull (1st Sum), Hobby, Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Bodymoor Heath - 2 Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 2 Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, 3 Hobby, Goosander + 7 young this weekend (S Cawthray et al)

6th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Gull (both 1st Sum) at Fisher's Mill/South Pits, 2  Short-Eared Owl, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (per Comments, W Eley)

Saturday, 5 May 2012

RSPB Day List

List of birds seen today on RSPB all-day count:

1) Mute Swan
2) Greylag Goose
3) Canada Goose
4) Shelduck
5) Wigeon
6) Gadwall
7) Teal
8) Mallard
9) Shoveler
10) Tufted Duck
11) Red-Legged Partridge
12) Pheasant
13) Cormorant
14) Grey Heron
15) Little Grebe
16) Great-Crested Grebe
17) Black-Necked Grebe
18) Sparrowhawk
19) Buzzard
20) Kestrel
21) Hobby
22) Moorhen
23) Coot
24) Oystercatcher
25) Little-Ringed Plover
26) Ringed Plover
27) Grey Plover
28) Lapwing
29) Whimbrel
30) Curlew
31) Common Sandpiper
32) Redshank
33) Black-Headed Gull
34) Little Gull
35) Lesser Black-Backed Gull
36) Herring Gull
37) Common Tern
38) Feral Pigeon
39) Stock Dove
40) Woodpigeon
41) Collared Dove
42) Cuckoo
43) Barn Owl
44) Tawny Owl
45) Short-Eared Owl
46) Swift
47) Kingfisher
48) Green Woodpecker
49) Great-Spotted Woodpecker
50) Skylark
51) Sand Martin
52) Swallow
53) House Martin
54) Meadow Pipit
55) Yellow Wagtail
56) Pied Wagtail
57) Wren
58) Dunnock
59) Robin
60) Wheatear
61) Blackbird
62) Song Thrush
63) Mistle Thrush
64) Cetti's Warbler
65) Grasshopper Warbler
66) Sedge Warbler
67) Reed Warbler
68) Blackcap
69) Garden Warbler
70) Lesser Whitethroat
71) Whitethroat
72) Chiffchaff
73) WIllow Warbler
74) Goldcrest
75) Long-Tailed Tit
76) Willow Tit
77) Blue Tit
78) Great Tit
79) Nuthatch
80) Treecreeper
81) Jay
82) Magpie
83) Jackdaw
84) Rook
85) Carrion Crow
86) Raven
87) Starling
88) House Sparrow
89) Chaffinch
90) Greenfinch
91) Goldfinch
92) Linnet
93) Bullfinch
94) Yellowhammer
95) Reed Bunting



5th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-Necked Grebe (Sum Plum) (S Cawthray et al) Also around reserve Grey Plover (Sum Plum), Curlew, 8 Wheatear (2 at North End, 6 Entrance Track), Common Sandpiper, Short-Eared Owl, Little Gull (1st Sum), Whimbrel over, Hobby (G Williams, S Cawthray, J Harris, TP, J Allen, P Hyde et al)

In total at least 95 species today seen on RSPB reserve during all-day count.

Kingsbury South - Common Sandpiper Hemlingford Water (TP, J Allen)

Friday, 4 May 2012

4th May - Sightings

RSPB - Grey Plover (sp) all day  at North Pit(Many Obs) Also 2 Dunlin, Curlew, 2 Wheatear, 12 Yellow Wagtail, Short-Eared Owl, Whimbrel (heard only) (S Cawthray, S Haynes et al) Little Gull (1st Sum) still on river by Fisher's Mill (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Greenshank Cliff Pool (S Cawthray) report of Kittiwake (per Birdguides)
Whitacre Heath NR - Hobby, Cuckoo (K Winbush)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

3rd May - Sightings

RSPB - Grey Plover (sp) on North Pit this evening. Also 3 Dunlin, White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail (D Baker) Little Gull (1st Sum) New Reedbed Pit (D Baker)
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, 200 Swallow, 100 Swift, 50 House Martin, Teal (K Wimbush)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

2nd May - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bar-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin (Steve Cawthray)

Monday, 30 April 2012

30th April - Sightings

RSPB - Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Little Egret (G Williams) Whinchat(m), 3 Wheatear, 2 Arctic Tern Dosthill (J Harris, G Williams)

29th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Arctic Tern through in morning (A Archer) Yesterday Short-Eared Owl flushed from Mill Pool and 4 Wheatear (A Archer)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

28th April - Sightings

RSPB - c70 Black-Tailed Godwit for a while at North End (per G Williams)
Kingsbury South - Common Sandpiper Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Wishaw - Peregrine Wishaw Lane (TP)

Friday, 27 April 2012

27th April - Sightings

RSPB - Osprey over Fisher's Mill to North late afternoon (G Williams) 3 Little Gull, 2 Wheatear Dosthill (G Williams)
Shustoke - 2 Arctic Tern this morning but not later (S Cawthray) Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern (P Forbes et al)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

26th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Whimbrel for 2nd Day (J Morgan et al) This evening it was in fields between Teal Pool and the M42 though mobile. Also 20+ Swift (Many Obs) Hobby (A Archer)
RSPB - Whimbrel New Reedbed Pool mid afternoon (S Cawthray) Black-Tailed Godwit again on South Pools commuting to Dosthill Main Pit (J Harris et al) Snipe Middle Pools (J Harris) 14+ Swift Dosthill (J Harris) 2 Little Gull (ad, 1st Sum) this evening (Tony Barber per J Harris) 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Coton - Garden Warbler (J Harris)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

25th April - Sightings

Tamworth - Black Tern on Snowdome Lake this evening (TP)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Little Gull(ad), Black Tern today. Just the Black tern present this evening with 7 Common Tern (S Cawthray, P Forbes, J Harris et al)
Dosthill - Little Gull (1st Sum) on Main Pit mid evening at least (J Harris, TP, J Allen)
Kingsbury South - 3 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (S Cawthray) 2 Swift Hemlingford Water (TP, J Allen)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

24th April - Sightings

Coton - Little Gull (1st Sum) at Midday (Bobby D)
RSPB - Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill (D Baker) 2 Wheatear North Pit. Black-Tailed Godwit Fisher's Mill (B Jones, G Williams) Short-Eared Owl Middle Section (G Williams et al)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool. 10 Little Egret Otter Pool (W Eley)

23rd April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl, Cuckoo, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, Common Sandpiper (W Eley, J Harris)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

22nd April - Sightings

RSPB - Redstart along entrance track near Villa Training ground entrance (S Cawthray) White Wagtail North Pit. 2 Short-Eared Owl Dosthill on bund (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Little Gull (1st Sum), Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret Cliff Pool (S Cawthray et al)

Nearby 1 + Ring Ouzel(m) at Baxterley for third day (TP, J Allen et al)

21st April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, WHitethroat, Peregrine (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (TP)
RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill in evening. Grasshopper Warbler Cattle Field again (W Eley) Poss Whimbrel called from over RSPB Carpark late evening (W Eley)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

20th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl. Grasshopper Warbler Longhorn Cattle Field. Black-Tailed Godwit Fisher's Mill (W Eley et al)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

19th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Arctic Tern (J Harris, Bobby D et al) Scaup(m), Common Sandpiper (C Cook)
Alvecote - report of 2 Arctic Tern (per Birdguides)
RSPB - 2 Whitethroat. Snipe Fisher's Mill. Lesser Whitethroat by Canal. Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail North End (J Harris)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

18th April - Sightings

RSPB - Little Gull(ad), 2 Ruff North Pit (J Fincham) Short-Eared Owl (Richard Warren)
Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Sum), Scaup (m) (K Wimbush) Arctic Tern (Birdguides) The Little Gull flew off at 5.50pm. No sign of Arctic Tern in evening (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret, Snipe Cliff Pool (W Eley)

17th April - Sightings

Coton - Arctic Tern (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret Cliff Pool(Bobby D)
RSPB - 2 Ruff still, Wheatear, 6 Common Tern North Pit (G Williams) Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill (G Williams)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) again, White Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Teal (P Forbes) Wheatear in field nearby (P Forbes)

Monday, 16 April 2012

16th April - Sightings


Wheatear - Alvecote - Sean Allison

RSPB - 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Little Egret North Pi (J Allen, J Harris) Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Curlew (G Williams et al)
Alvecote - Swift Mill Pool. 2 Wheatear, Common Sandpiper Old Orchard (Bobby D, S Allinson, J Morgan) Please be aware there is a (very) long-staying Mute x Whooper Swan hybrid in area which has been reported as a Whooper recently!
Kingsbury South - Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (J Allen) Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (J Harris)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

15th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Redstart along entrance track in hedge + sheepfield opposite Villa training ground (S Cawthray) Cuckoo on reserve (per RSPB) Little Egret (J Allen)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart (m,f), Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Hooded Merganser Old Orchard area (TP)

Saturday, 14 April 2012

14th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Swift Mill Pool. Redstart(m), 5 Wheatear Old Orchard. Hooded Merganser (escaped male) still Pretty Pigs Lake (A Archer)
RSPB - 4 Common Tern North End (TP)
Kingsbury South - 200 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail (TP)

Friday, 13 April 2012

13th April - SIghtings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey over 11:10am (K Wimbush, P Taylor)
Kingsbury South - 2 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (M Pollock)
RSPB - Greenshank Dosthill Lake. Greenshank, Common Sandpiper Bassett South. 4 Common Tern North Pit (J Harris) Short-Eared Owl North end in evening again (M Pollock)

12th April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl again in evening at North End. Also Wheatear (W Eley)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) still, White Wagtail (P Forbes)
Alvecote - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (A Archer)

Thursday, 12 April 2012

11th April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl still at North End in evening (W Eley)

Monday, 9 April 2012

9th April - Sightings



Rock Pipit - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Scandanavian Rock Pipit (ssp Littoralis) on North Shore late afternoon at least (P Forbes et al) Also White Wagtail, Wheatear, Scaup(m), Common Sandpiper, LRP (Many obs
Kingsbury South - Sedge Warbler Swann Pool (TP)

8th April - Sightings

RSPB - Yellow Wagtail over North End (J Harris)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

7th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl again at north end in evening (J Allen)
Ladywalk - 2 Marsh Harrier on Thursday (per S Cawthray)

Friday, 6 April 2012

6th April - Sightings

Hams Hall - Hobby over Faraday Avenue (K WImbush)
Shustoke - Scaup still (P Forbes)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

5th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Osprey over late morning towards RSPB (per S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - House Martin, 5 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin (TP)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl North Pit in evening (W Eley)
ShustokeScaup(m) still (P Forbes)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

3rd April - Sightings


Whooper Swan - Dave Hutton

Coton - Whooper Swan (ad) (D Hutton et al) 50+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow (D Hutton, S Haynes)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (Many Obs) 18 Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Furnace End - Hen Harrier(m) viewable from Hurley Lane (S Haynes) Merlin yesterday (S Haynes) Nearby (just out of Tame area) a Great-Grey Shrike in small hedges NNW of Wigston Hill for 2nd Day. Wigston Hill is signed just out of Baxterley on Hurley Road (S Haynes)

2nd April - Sightings



Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (Many Obs) Pic above by Paul Lathbury. Wheatear, Goosander (P Forbes)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

1st April - Sightings


Scaup (middle bird) - Mark Priest

Shustoke - Scaup(m), Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow (J Wesson et al)
RSPB - 2 Wheatear (m,f) (per Birdforum, W Eley)

Saturday, 31 March 2012

31st March - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still on small pool. Also Willow Warbler, Swallow (Many Obs)
RSPB - 26 Teal Middleton Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)
Coton - 10 Sand Martin (TP, J Allen)
Coleshill - Wheatear Packington Lane (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - 60+ Sand Martin in evening (W Eley)

Friday, 30 March 2012

30th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (Many Obs)
RSPB - Merlin(m) briefly along approach road (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - House Martin, 44 Sand Martin  Bodymoor Heath Water. 2 Blackcap (S Cawthray, S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Swallow (S Cawthray)
Wishaw - Corn Bunting Blindpit Lane (S Cawthray)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

29th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m), Sand Martin, Blackcap, Willow Warbler (Many Obs)
RSPB - Smew (redhead) on North Pit. 2 Green Sandpiper Middleton Hall Lake (G Williams)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

28th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (per Birdguides) 6 Sand Martin (P Forbes et al)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

27th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (many obs) Red Kite over (S Haynes)
RSPB - Garganey (m) still + female reported (Many Obs)

Monday, 26 March 2012

26th March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey still Hall Lake (K Sargent)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) (S Haynes)

Sunday, 25 March 2012

25th March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey still Middleton Hall Pool (J Allen et al)
Whitacre Heath - Osprey north over Station Road 13.50 hrs (K & L Wimbush et al)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

24th March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey(m) still Hall Lake. No sign of Avocets North Pit (TP)
Coton - Blackcap (Bobby D)

Friday, 23 March 2012

23rd March - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Avocet again North Pit (P Hyde et al) Goosander river (J Harris) Garganey(m) still on Hall Lake (Many Obs)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

22nd March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey(m) still on Hall Lake (Many Obs) 2 Avocet reported recently on North Pit (per D Hutton)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

20th March - Sightings


Garganey - Sean Allison

RSPB - Garganey(m) still Middleton Hall Lake (Many Obs)

Monday, 19 March 2012

19th March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey(m) still on Hall Lake (many obs) Dunlin, LRP North Pit (B Jones, J Harris)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

18th March - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey(m) on Hall Lake (P Hyde et al) 3 Wheatear (all m), LRP (G Williams, D Hutton et al) Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill in evening + 12 Little Egret over (W Eley)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Curlew, 3 Little Egret Cliff Pool(S Allinson, S Cawthray)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

17th March - Sightings




Wishaw - Wheatear (m) Wishaw Lane in layby opposite large green barrier (TP et al) Pics above by Dave Hutton.
Coton - 2 Sand Martin (S Haynes)
Shustoke - Sand Martin, Peregrine (S Haynes)
RSPB - Dunlin, Blackcap (C Cook)

Friday, 16 March 2012

16th March - Sightings

Coton - Swallow, 4 Sand Martin (Bobby D)
RSPB - 2 Dunlin (K Sargent) Brambling Mill Plantation (per G Williams)
Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit on river then flew North (K Sargent) Marsh Harrier reported flew North.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

15th March - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern Dosthill NR. Jack Snipe North Pit (J Harris) Short-Eared Owl (G Williams)
Middleton - 21 Little Egret roosted in heronry by 6.30pm (G Williams)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

14th March - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Blackcap(m) on garden feeders (K Wimbush)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit (2nd Day) but flew South late morning, 2 Dunlin North Pit. Goosander, Little Egret, Barn Owl (G Williams, W Egmont)

12th March - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Jack Snipe, 9 Common Snipe (G Williams et al)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

11th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll, 10 Lesser Redpoll on feeders from Sainsbury's Hide (TP, J Allen)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

8th March - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Avocet North Pit. One of which flew to Fisher's Mill for a while before flying off (S Haynes)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

7th March - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 4 Sand Martin Swann Pool (A Dean) 2 Sand Martin Hemlingford Water (S Haynes)
RSPB - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (m) on North Pit 6pm.- Seen from the "wildlife only please" sign far up west track (Chris Cook) 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

6th March - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern over Fisher's Mill high to North 18.20. Also Barn Owl (S Haynes)

Monday, 5 March 2012

5th March - Sightings

Coton - Black-Tailed Godwit from Road Bridge (Bobby D)
Alvecote - Jack Snipe, 9 Common Snipe Mill Pool (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - Curlew Cliff Pool (Bobby D)

4th March - Sightings

Kingsbury - Curlew, 2 Goosander Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

On 3rd March:

RSPB - 2 Little Egret, 1 drake Pintail, 15 Shelduck, , 21 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper.(G Williams)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

1st March - Sightings

RSPB - Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin North Pit (per Bobby D et al)

29th February - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Short-Eared Owl still (Bobby D)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

28th February - Sightings

Coton - Scaup(m) (Gary Bridick et al)
Kingsbury - 3 Short-Eared Owl Richard's Meadow (Bobby D)

26th February - Sightings

RSPB - report of Little-Ringed Plover with 1 Ringed Plover (G A Williams) If confirmed this would be very early. Smew (redhead), Short-Eared Owl, 2 Ringed Plover (J Holian per Staffordshire Birding)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

24th February - Sightings

RSPB - Mediterranean Gull (ad Win), 3 Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, 6 Goosander, Stonechat (S Cawthray) Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill in evening (G Williams) Pintail North Pit still (S Williams)
Kingsbury - Curlew, 2 Goosander, 5 Snipe (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - This week sightings - Bittern, Mealy Redpoll, 20+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff (S Cawthray)

23rd February - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye Dosthill NR. Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 redshank, 5 Oystercatcher North Pit (K Sargent)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

20th February - Sightings




Iceland Gull, Nordic Jackdaw, Pocahrd hybrid Kingsbury - Alan Dean

Kingsbury South - Iceland Gull (prob 2nd Win) roosted Hemlingford Water. 'Nordic' Jackdaw Mill Meadow. Pochard * Ferruginous hybrid Hemlingford Water. Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
RSPB - 2 Smew (2m) Middle Pools (per RBA)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

19th February - Sightings

RSPB - Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret North Pit. Golden Plover over. 4 Siskin Mill Plantation (G Williams)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

18th February - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Nordic Jackdaw again Mill Meadow. Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) still, 2 Oystercatcher Bodymoor Heath Water (TP, J Allen)

Friday, 17 February 2012

17th February - SIghtings

Kingsbury South - Mealy Redpoll Edwin's Wood with Lesser Redpoll and Siskin. Oystercatcher, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) Bodymoor Heath Water, 4 Goosander on River (A Dean)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl. 2 Stonechat, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, 5 Little Egret (Sandra Wood et al)

16th February - Sightings

RSPB - 14 Little Egret over Fisher's Mill to South 5.18-5.43pm (W J Eley) 2 Stonechat still, 20 Reed Bunting (PJ)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

15th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Woodcock, Peregrine, Mealy Redpoll, Willow and Marsh Tits (S Cawthray)

Monday, 13 February 2012

13th February - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 'Nordic' Jackdaw Mill Meadow. Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
Bodymoor - 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper along dykes Middleton House Farm (A Dean)
RSPB - Ringed Plover over weekend (per G Williams) 2 Barn Owl, Marsh Tit, Pintail, Redshank, 6 Golden Plover (G Williams et al)

12th February - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 415 Gadwall (with another 70 at Coton) is a County Record count (S Haynes)
RSPB - Smew still on river.17 Goosander Dosthill NR. Pintail(m), Little Egret North Pit (G Williams et al)

11th February - Sightings

RSPB - Smew still (per TP)
Shustoke - Smew still (per Birdguides)

Friday, 10 February 2012

10th February - Sightings

RSPB - Pintail, 2 Stonechat, 2 Little Egret (Bobby D) 23 Yellowhammer on pheasant feeders along Fisher's Mill track (G Williams) Merlin (f) Fisher's Mill Bridge 5.15pm (W Eley)
Shustoke - Smew (redhead) (per Birdguides)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad Win) in roost (A Dean)
Hams Hall - Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff at Outfall. 7 Goosander, Chiffchaff Water Orton (A Dean)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

8th February - Sightings

RSPB - Smew (redhead), Pintail, 17 Goldeneye North End (B Jones)
Wishaw - 100 Golden Plover WIshaw Lane (R Johns)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

7th February - Sightings

RSPB - Smew (redhead) still on river. Pintail(m), 20 Shelduck, Peregrine, Dunlin North Pit (G Williams) 12 Yellowhammer, 17 Linnet on Pheasant feeders along Fisher's Mill Track (G Williams)

Monday, 6 February 2012

6th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Woodcock (S Cawthray)
RSPB - Smew (Redhead) Dosthill NR. Pintail(m) North Pit (G Williams)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

4th February - Sightings

RSPB - 16 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret North Pit (G Williams)

Friday, 3 February 2012

3rd February - SIghtings

Ladywalk - Smew (Redhead) on river. Green Sandpiper, Woodcock. On Feeders Common Redpoll, 11 Lesser Redpoll (S Cawthray) Dunlin on 01/02/2012 (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 6 Snipe (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 2+ Short-Eared Owl,Redshank over. Little Egret, 3 Goosander on river (Bobby D, Pauline Day)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

31st January - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill (J Fincham)

Monday, 30 January 2012

30th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull (partial summer plumage adult) this evening (S Haynes)
Wishaw - 1000 Golden Plover Wiggin's Hill (G A Williams)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

29th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Merlin (m) nr Car Park. Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpoll around feeders (S Cawthray)

Friday, 27 January 2012

27th January - Sightings

RSPB  - 2 Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill flushed during conservation Work (G Williams et al)
Ladywalk - During last week Bittern, Water Rail, Tawny Owl, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Shekduck, 20 Goosander. On feeders upto 12 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh & Willow Tits.(S Cawthray)

The recent Night Heron has been proved to be an escape from Twycross. For the full story see here.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

21st January - Sightings

RSPB - Brambling Mill Plantation (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Little Egret, 2 Goosander (J Wesson)
Kingsbury South - 2 Little Egret, 3 Redpoll (TP)
Whitacre Heath NR - Woodcock (Mike Pollard)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Night Heron

The recent Night Heron at Alvecote has been relocated on the canal near Atherstone Railway Station. It is metal-ringed and has proved to have originated from Burgers Zoo, Arnhem, Holland. Contact has been made with the zoo who say they have haven't lost any of their birds but they have sold some to zoos in England. Further detail to follow.


Night Heron - Dave Hutton

Friday, 20 January 2012

19th January - Sightings

Kingsbury - 17 small grey geese sp over Cliff Pool (presumed Pink-Feet) (S Cawthray)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

18th January - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (m,f) Woodland Walk (K Sargent et al) 11 Little Egret West over Fisher's Mill in evening (W Eley)
Dosthill - 3 Short-Eared Owl (per Birdguides)
Alvecote - Late News from 16/01/2012 of report of Night Heron(ad) Pretty Pigs Pool (Roy Boulstridge per BBRC) A convuincing description was sent to BBRC and forwarded on:

"Weather conditions: BITTERLY COLD. POOLS FROZEN, LIGHT SW WIND, BRIGHT SUN. SUN WAS IN THE SOUTH THE BIRD TO MY NORTH, EXCELLENT VISABILITY AT 25 METRES. BIRD PERCHED ON BRANCH 10M FROM GROUND FORE TWO HOURS. ANOTHER PERSON WAS THERE BUT HE WAS NOT A BIRDER.
Circumstances: I WAS FISHING WHEN I SAW THE BIRD, I KNEW THAT IT WAS A HERON BUT COULD NOT RECALL WHICH SPECIES,THE BIRD WAS RESTING IN A TREE WHEN I GOT TO THE TOP OF THE LENGTH. I POINTED THE BIRD OUTTO THE OWNER OF THE LAND, NOT A BIRDER, HE COMMENTED ON HOW MUCH SMALLER IT WES THAN A HERON AND HOW SHORT ITS NECK AWS. I JOTTED DOWN THE MAIN DESCRIPTION POINTS AND CHECKED IT ON THE WEB TO CLARIFY WHAT IT WAS.
Description: LEGS YELLOW, BARE, BILL STONG 5-7CM LONG, DARK BLUE / BLACK, HEAD WHITE FLASH ABOVE THE BILL, CROWN OF HEAD ABOVE EYE LINE BLUE/BLACK BELOW EYE LINE CREAM. BACK, BLUE /BLACK CONTINUING FROM HEAD, WINGS LIGHT
GREY, REMAINIG BODY CREAM WITH A HINT OF VERY LIGHT GREY. BODY ABOUT 60CM STANCE HUNCHED WITH CURVE OF BACK FLOWING OVER THE HEAD TO THE POINT OF THE BILL
Age/Sex reason: PLUMAGE SEEMED TO BE THEAT OF AN ADULT SHOWED NO SINGS OF IMMATURE FEATHERS."

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

17th January - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern flew south 5pm over Cow Field and KWP Otter Pool (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 46 Goosander roosted (S Haynes)

Monday, 16 January 2012

16th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern this morning. 2 Lesser Redpoll (Brian Jones) Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Shustoke - 39 Goosander roosted (S Haynes)
Wishaw - Peregrine, Little Owl, 100 Golden Plover (S Haynes)
Hams Hall - 4 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper around outfall (S Haynes)
Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl still (S Haynes)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

14th January - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl still. 3 Pintail (Many Obs)
Coton - Peregrine (K Wimbush)
Dosthill - Chiffchaff (Bobby D)

Friday, 13 January 2012

13th January - Sightings


Short-Eared Owl - Jon Morgan

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl still over bunds. Redpoll Woodland Walk. 10 Little Egret over Fisher's Mill (J Morgan, M Hodson) 15 Little Egret over (G Williams)
Coton - 80+ Pink-Footed Goose over NW at 1100hrs (K & L Wimbush)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

12th January - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl hunting bunds. Oystercatcher (J Allen)

11th January - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl hunting bunds (Bobby D) 9 Little Egret over at dusk (W Eley)
Tamworth - 2 Chiffchaff in trees by Tamworth Castle  (M Hodson)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

10th January - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl hunting banks along river, 6 Raven (Ryan Adams et al) Grey Plover over Fisher's Mill to North 11.09am. Smew(m) mid pools still. Willow Tit Canal (J Harris)
Kingsbury - 5 Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer along canal near Bodymoor Heath. 86 Greylag Goose Cliff Pool (M Hodson)
Whitacre Heath NR - 7 Lesser Redpoll, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (J Morgan)

Monday, 9 January 2012

9th January - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl South of North Pit. Earlier over Dosthill Bunds mobbed by Ravens (J Morgan, G Williams) 20+ Lesser Redpoll Mill Plantation (M Hodson) Smew(m) still Middle Pools though mobile. 81 Greylag Goose (G Williams)
Middleton - Redshank Hall Lake (M Hodson, G Williams)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

8th January - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Siskin, c20 Redpoll, Little Egret (S Valentine, M Hodson) Smew (m), 2 Stonechat, 7 Shelduck (G Williams)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
Hams Hall - 2 Peregrine, Goosander (K Wimbush)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

7th January - Sightings

RSPB - Smew (m) still on middle pools though mobile (TP et al)
Hams Hall - 3 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper at Outfall (K Wimbush)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Tawny Owl, Woodcock, 15 Goosander, Lesserr-Spotted Woodpecker. On feeders 2 Mealy Redpoll, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit (S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 4 Grey Partridge (S Cawthray)
Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad), leucistic Black-Headed Gull in roost (S Cawthray)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Kingsbury Work Party - 11/01/2012

Steve Cawthray has organised a Work Party for Cliff Pool, Kingsbury. Meet at 10am on 11th Jan at Broomey Croft Car Park. All Welcome. Please bring loppers, saws if you have them.

6th January - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat, Smew (m) (S Cawthray, J Harris)

5th January - Sightings



Tamworth - Pintail (m) still Wilnecote Lakes (Sean Allison) Pic by Sean above.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

4th January - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Smew (redheads) still Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
RSPB - Mealy Redpoll with c20 Lesser Redpoll, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Mill Plantation. 2 Stonechat New Reedbed Pool(G Williams)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

3rd January - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Smew (redheads) Cliff Pool (C Cook)

Monday, 2 January 2012

2nd January - Sightings

Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad), Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Win), leucistic Black-Headed Gull in roost (A Dean et al)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad), 5 Little Egret Bodymoor Heath Water. Goosander(f) on river (A Dean)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

1st January - Sightings

RSPB - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Woodland Walk (M Hodson) Jack Snipe (G Williams) Smew (redhead) (S Cawthray) Up to 4 Little Egret, 2 Stonechat (Many Obs) 60+ species seen on reserve today.
Wishaw - Merlin, 4 Grey Partridge (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Peregrine,4 Goosander, Chiffchaff (S Cawthray)

Tamworth - Peregrine over Deer Park, Fazeley yesterday afternoon (M Hodson)