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.