Wednesday, 30 October 2013

30th October - Sightings

Kingsbury - 9 Little Egret roosted. Also 32 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing, 200 Starling (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 11 Snipe, 8 Goosander, 4 Marsh Tit (S Cawthray)

Monday, 28 October 2013

28th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard (fem/imm) (J Harris)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ad,4w) Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

27th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Win) briefly this morning (S Roper)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

23rd October - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank over. 4 Stonechat, Wheatear (J Harris)
Wishaw - 14 Grey Partridge, 50 Skylark, 30 Linnet (S Cawthray)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

20th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Greenshank over (S Haynes)

Friday, 18 October 2013

18th October - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Stonechat, Wheatear, 5+ Little Egret, 15 Fieldfare flew west (G Williams)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

17th October - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Whooper Swan again briefly this morning (P Casey)
RSPB - 2 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, 21 Meadow Pipit, Water Rail by feeders (J Morgan et al)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

15th October - Sightings

RSPB - reports of Water Pipit and Rock Pipit Jubilee Wetlands. Unfortunately news not released until almost dark 3 hours later (J Harris) Also 2 Pintail, 5 Little Egret, 9 Snipe, Golden Plover over (G Williams)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern(juv) still (D Hutton et al)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 8 Snipe, Water Rail, Peregrine (P Lichfield)

Monday, 14 October 2013

14th October - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Merlin - RSPB - Paul Smith

Shustoke - 3 Rock Pipit, Arctic Tern (juv) (D Hutton et al) 2 Whooper Swan, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) at dusk (P Forbes)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern(juv), 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (ad, 3rd Win), 2 Swallow Bodymoor Heath Water. Goosander on River (A Dean)
RSPB - 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Stonechat, Shelduck Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Brambling through south. Wheatear North Pit (J Harris) Merlin, Black-Tailed Godwit in afternoon (Paul Smith)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

13th October - Sightings

Merlin - Steve Pick

Shustoke - Rock Pipit (S Roper et al) Common Tern (J Allen)
RSPB - 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Shelduck, Merlin Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill (S Pick)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

12th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Rock Pipit East of Car Park. Also Ringed Plover. Brambling over early morning with strong thrush passage (D Hutton) Later 2 Rock Pipit near Pier (D Hutton, S Haynes, TP et al) Common Tern, Arctic Tern in afternoon (with the Arctic till dusk)(S Haynes et al)
Alvecote - 7 Whooper Swan still early morning only (S Allison) Also 4 Ruff Mill Pool (TP et al)
RSPB - 2 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. Pintail(m) New Reedbed Pit. Wheatear North Pit (S Pick)

Friday, 11 October 2013

11th October - Sightings

Whooper Swans - Bob Duckhouse

Alvecote - 7 Whooper Swan Mill Pool (J Morgan et al)
RSPB - 2 Grey Plover Jubilee Wetlands 12.06pm until they flew off c1:30 to SE. Also Arctic Tern(juv) briefly c1pm then flew off W. 6 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Pintail, Shelduck, 15 Little Egret (P Hyde per J Harris)

10th October - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, pair Goosander North, Shelduck, 2 Swallow, 10 Little Egret, 300 Wigeon over Jubilee Wetlands. 50 Redwing over NW. Pintail New Reedbed Pool (J Harris)

9th October - Sightings

RSPB - 17 Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands. Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill (S Pick) Unconfirmed report of Bittern booming Fisher's Mill on 08/10 (per J Harris)

Monday, 7 October 2013

7th October - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff, 14 Dunlin,  4 Ringed Plover, Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands. Siskin/Lesser Redpoll flock by the East Jubilee wetlands screen. Pintail New Reedbed Pit. Pintail North Pit (J Harris, J Morgan) Bittern again 06/10 (Richard Jones per J Harris)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

6th October - Sightings

Stonechat - Steve Pick

Tamworth - Marbled Duck (escape) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison) This bird has a red/orange ring on its left leg. Presumably the same bird was seen at 2 separate sites in south Derbys in late August (per Birdforum)
RSPB - 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit Jubilee Wetlands. Pintail North Pit (S Pick, M Pollock)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

5th October - Sightings

Marbled Duck - Sean Allison

RSPB - 3 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, 13 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 14 Little Egret, Pintail, Shelduck, Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (TP, S Pick)
Ladywalk - 11 Snipe, 3 Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, c100 Teal, c 70 Wigeon (P Lichfield)
Tamworth - Marbled Duck (unknown origin) Borrowpit Lake (by Snowdome) (S Allison)

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Friday, 4 October 2013

4th October - Sightings

RSPBCurlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 22 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Egret, Stonechat, 2 Swallow Jubilee Wetlands (J Harris)
Kingsbury - 15 Little Egret roosted Otter Pool (W Eley)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

3rd October - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern Fisher's Mill in reeds at North End (D Baker) Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 40 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Garganey, 3 Pintail, Stonechat, 12 Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

2nd October - Sightings

RSPB -  9 Ringed Plover,  Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 41 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, Redshank, 2 Pintail, Peregrine, 11 House Martin Jubilee Wetlands. Garganey New Reedbed Pit (P Hyde et al)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

1st October - Sightings

RSPB - Golden Plover, 9 Ringed Plover,  Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 39 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, Garganey (later on New Reedbed Pit), Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)