Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday February 1st

Alvecote Pools
Warks: Great White Egret on Gilman's Pool. Also 20 Little Egrets, nine Goosanders and a Jack Snipe (Simon Rose).

Coton Lake
The Gull roost formed but few were present and they then dispersed. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was present for a time; most Black-headed Gulls moved off towards Shustoke Res (Alan Dean).

Hams Hall
The ringed 'Siberian' Chiffchaff was at the outfall for a short time. Alan Dean comments, "the call is okay.....the bird clearly lacks the evident olive and yellow livery of nominate Common Chiffchaff but the 'tan-brown and buff' hues of classic tristis are rather weakly expressed. It's a bird which requires a 'second look' to check that it meets the 'current criteria' ". Also four Common Chiffchaffs (Alan Dean).

Kingsbury WP
The regular Yellow-legged Gull at Bodymoor Heath Water has achieved February for the first time in many years (Alan Dean).

Ladywalk NR
Two Bitterns were present today (Pete Lichfield)
The image by Bob Duckhouse, below, seems on markings, to be the same bird as Monday, feeding below B Hide. Please approach the hide quietly and when in the hide do not speak loudly.

by Bob Duckhouse

A new Bittern, which we think arrived Sunday/Monday, toured the Reserve today and visited both main pools as well as the keyhole pool in front of A Hide. It found plenty of fish and the image below was well captured by Pete Lichfield.

by Pete Lichfield

Marston Fields
Green Sandpiper and 20 Wigeon (Alan Dean).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: An immature Scaup on Jubilee and three Stonechats (Geoff Williams). Also 450+ Golden Plover and at least 490 Lapwing. Great White Egret on the east side of Jubilee (RSPB et al).

World Wetlands Day - February 2nd

I am leading a party around Ladywalk NR tomorrow as part of this World event. Book through Tame Valley Wetlands Project  01675 470917     1.30 pm at the car park.     Limited availability

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