Thursday 30 April 2009

30th April - Sightings

Nothing reported so far today

Wednesday 29 April 2009

29th April - Sightings

Lea Marston - Greenshank Haunch Lane mid evening still (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sand Cliff Pool (J Allen, TP)
Bassett North - Garganey (m) reported (per J Harris)

Tuesday 28 April 2009

28th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Bar Tailed Godwit Cliff Pool 1.45pm at least(M Smiles, J Oates et al) Also 2 Common Sandpipers, White Wagtail (L Johnson, M Smiles) Grasshopper Warbler Richard's Meadow early morning (M Smiles)
Bassett - Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Grasshopper Wbr (J Oates et al) Hybrid Shelduck sp again (J Harris) This was last reported in February.
Fisher's Mill - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) (P Hyde)
Lea Marston - Greenshank on Haunch Lane Floods (S Haynes et al)
Ladywalk - Peregrine (imm), Hobby, Common Sand (P Sofley)
Shustoke - Bar Tailed Godwit 40 flew high east c9.45am, Yellow Wag over (L Johnson)

Monday 27 April 2009

27th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Common Cranes circling 3.30 to 3.35pm then flew East (P Sofley, Bobby D). Also Whimbrel and Bar-Tailed Godwit through to South early afternoon. Greenshank, 2 Ruff, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail North Pit area(P Sofley et al) 2 Ruff, 2 Wigeon (m,f) late evening (TP)
Bassett South - Short-Eared Owl, 2 Wheatear (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Common Sand Cliff Pool (Bobby D) Also Whimbrel briefly (per Bobby D) Grasshopper Warbler Richard's Meadow this evening (W Egmont)
Middleton - Wood Warbler in private area (J Harris)

All recent Barwit sightings have been of a moulting adult so could easily relate to the same bird. Where it spends most of its time is a mystery! Also of interest the two parties of two Ruff at Ladywalk and Bassett refer to different birds (per P Sofley)

Sunday 26 April 2009

26th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Ruff till c3.30pm when flushed by Sparrowhawk.
Bassett North - Avocet (TP et al) Ruff 2, Wigeon 2 (TP, J Allen et al)

Nearby 5 Whiskered Terns till early evening at Croxall seen to fly south along the river. Keep em peeled in the Tame Valley! A superb find by Martyn Yapp.

Saturday 25 April 2009

25th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Yellow Wag, Swift (L Johnson)
Ladywalk - 2 Ruff from Riverwalk Hide (S Cawthray et al)
Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, Dunlin early evening (TP, J Allen) 1 Greenshank, Bar-Tailed Godwit 8pm (S Cawthray)

Friday 24 April 2009

24th April - Sightings

Coton - 2 Black Necked Grebes, Swift (Bobby D, L Johnson et al)
Shustoke - 2 Swift (LJohnson)
Bassett North - Bar Tailed Godwit (f), 7+ Black Tailed Godwit, Common Sand (J Allen et al) 2 Wheatear (K Donaghy)
Bassett South - Yellow-Legged Gull Ad (K Donaghy)
Fishers Mill - Iceland Gull (juv) over, Short-Eared Owl, Little Egret, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit (J Allen, S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Cuckoo Richard's Meadow (J Harris)

Thursday 23 April 2009

23rd April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Cuckoo, Common Sand (Bobby D, L Johnson, S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Curlew (L Johnson)
Wishaw - 4 Yellow Wag, 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Fisher's Mill - Grasshopper Wbr, 6 Yellow Wag, 3 Little Egret (S Cathray)

Wednesday 22 April 2009

22nd April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Common Sand Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Bassett - Hobby (J Harris)
Middleton - 2 Raven (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) reported (per P Softly)

Tuesday 21 April 2009

21st April - Sightings

Nothing Reported Today

Late News for 19th April - 2 Little Gulls Shustoke (D Galletly per L Johnson)

Monday 20 April 2009

20th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Med Gull 2nd Sum still, Common Sand, Goosander on Cliff Pool. Garden Warbler singing by Canal Pool (K Sargent, J Harris, Bobby D)
Dosthill NR - Med Gull ad still (M Priest, J Harris). This bird has a green colour ring.

Sunday 19 April 2009

19th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Hen Harrier (m) flew east over Kingsbury at 9.30am (per RBA) Also seen over Canal Pool (R Jones per J Harris) Med Gull 2nd Sum, Common Sand, Reed Warbler Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)
Dosthill NR - Med Gull ad ( per RBA)

Saturday 18 April 2009

18th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Little Gull (ad), Common Sand Canal Pool, Med Gull 2nd Sum Cliff Pool (per J Harris)
Kingsbury South - Little Gull 2 ads (M Priest)
Bassett - Ad female Marsh Harrier through North at 8:45 a.m, also Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sand. (J Harris)
Dosthill NR -
Cuckoo, Whimbrel f/o heading south over Dosthill lake (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Lesser Whitethroat (J Harris)

Friday 17 April 2009

17th April - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Kingsbury - L Johnson

Little Gull - Kingsbury - L Johnson

Kingsbury South - 10+ Arctic Tern, Little Gull Ad Hemlingford Water late morning (S Haynes et al) The Little Gull commutes to other waters. Brambling (f) along causeway (P Softly) This evening
14+ Little Gull (all ads) and 20+ Arctic Terns (TP, J Allen)
Shustoke - 2 Yellow Wags (L Johnson)
Ladywalk - Male Garganey Crake Corner (P Softly)
Coton - Lesser Whitethroat (P Softly)
Kingsbury - Med Gull 2nd Sum still Cliff Pool (L Johnson)
Bassett North - Avocet 7.15pm at least on North Pit (J Fincham, TP, J Allen) Also Grasshopper Warbler (J Fincham) 2nd Sum Marsh Harrier Through, Peregrine, Common Sand, Dunlin, 2 Arctic Tern, 5 Common Tern, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail (per J Harris)
Alvecote - Arctic Tern (A Archer)

Late News for Yesterday:

Kingsbury - SE Owl Richard's meadow, Dunlin, Common Sand Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

Thursday 16 April 2009

16th April - Sightings

Coton - Lesser Whitethroat singing by hide (L Johnson)

Wednesday 15 April 2009

15th April - Sightings

Coton - Kittiwake (or Common Gull), Arctic Tern (Bobby D) 1+ Arctic tern still early afternoon (S Cawthray) 3+ Arctic Terns mid afternoon (A Archer)
Shustoke - Kittiwake ad (S Cawthray) Possibly Coton bird? 2nd Sum Common Gull this afternoon (S Haynes et al). See Bob the Birder site for info.
Kingsbury South - 2 Arctic Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - 3 Arctic Terns through (A Archer)

None of the above present this evening (MO). Part of a movement throughout Midlands.

Wishaw - 2 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll on feeders (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Med Gull 2nd Sum still Cliff Pool (Bobby D et al)

Tuesday 14 April 2009

14th April - Sightings

BN Grebe - Lea Marston (D Hutton)

"Mealy" type Redpoll - Whitacre Heath NR (D Hutton)

Dosthill NR
- Little Gull ad, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler (per RBA, per J Harris)
Kingsbury - Med Gull 2nd Sum still Cliff Pool (TP, Bobby D et al). Little Egret, 7 Common Tern (K Sargent) Osprey reported over this morning (per Bobby D) Whitethroat, Wheatear Richard's Meadow (per J Harris)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 "Mealy" type Redpoll with 20+ Lessers from Hide (D Hutton, TP, Bobby D et al)
Lea Marston - 1+ BN Grebe still on Lake 1A (Bobby D et al) Whitethroat at old Quarry (per J Harris)
Kingsbury Link - Wheatear (Bobby D)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blndpit Lane (J Gallety)
Ladywalk - 2 Mealy Redpoll from Sainsbury's Hide with 20+ Lessers (J Gallety, P Softly)
Coton - Sedge Warbler (J Gallety)
Bassett South - Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Yellow Wags over (per J Harris)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin (per J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Reed Warbler (per J Harris)

Monday 13 April 2009

13th April - Sightings

Lea Marston Lake 1A - Black Necked Grebe 4 summer plumage ( J Allen T Perrins et al )
KWP Cliff Pool- Med Gull 2nd summer ( RBA )
Drayton Bassett - 5 Wigeon, Whitethroat ( J Allen )
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Mealy Redpoll with 40+ Lessers from hide (per RBA)

I am back from my hols now, so news can be sent to me again. Many thanks to Julian for keeping the blog up to date. Cheers Tom.

Sunday 12 April 2009

12th April - Sightings

Lea Marston Lake 1A - Black Necked Grebe 4 summer plumage ( J Allen et al )
Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier went through mid morning ( RBA )
KWP Cliff Pool - Med Gull 2nd summer ( J Allen)
Drayten Basset - 2 + Little Egret , Whitethroat J Allen M Yapp )

Saturday 11 April 2009

11th April- Sightings

Lea Marston Lake1A - Black Necked Grebe 4 in summer plumage ( J Allen et al )
Drayten Basset North End - Black Tailed Godwit , Curlew , Little Egret , Raven , 20 Lesser Redpoll over, adult Yellow L Gull , 3 White Wags & 3 Yellow Wags ( J Allen S Haynes )
Shustoke - Sandwich Tern flew in from the west @ 6.40 then flew off to the north @ 7.10 , 2 White Wags, possible Mealy Redpoll along stream briefly ( L Johnson )
KWP Cliff Pool- 2nd summer Med Gull ( J Allen )
KWP - Merlin high over north end of park @3.00pm then flew south ( S Haynes )
Ladywalk - 2 Mealy Redpoll at the feeders also Cettis Warbler ( B Eaton

Friday 10 April 2009

10th April - Sightings

Lea Marston Lake 1a - Black Necked Grebe 4 in summer plumage ( P Sofley . JAllen et al )
Drayten Basset North Pit - Black Tailed Godwit , Common Sand , Little Egret , White Wag ( J Allen , M Inskip )
Whitacre Heath - Reed Warbler , Mealy Redpoll, 24 Lesser Redpoll ( P Sofley , J Harris )
KWP Cliff Pool- Med Gull 2nd summer , Green Sand , Common Sand , 11 Common Tern ( J Allen , J Harris )
KWP South Section - 2 Common Tern ( J Allen )
Ladywalk - Lesser Spoted Woodpecker track behind hide D ( C Chilton)

Thursday 9 April 2009

9th April- Sightings

KWP Cliff pool - Med Gull 2nd Summer ( B Duckhouse , J Harris )
Drayten Basset North Pit - Black Tailed Godwit , Green Sand , 2 Yellow Wag , 4 White Wag ( J Harris)
Lea Marston Lake 1a - 2 Black Necked Grebe summer Plumage 18.30 ( N Sweatman )

Wednesday 8 April 2009

8th April - Sightings

Fishers Mill- Garganey pair 10.30 then flushed by work party , this evening 2 Little Egret ( J Fincham , J Allen )
KWP Cliff Pool- Black Tailed Godwit, Common Sand , 2 Common Tern , 2nd summer Med Gull
White Wagtail ( L Johnson , S Cawthray , C Cook & B Duckhouse )
Coleshill Quarry - 2 Goosander , Green Sand , male Wheatear ( WMBC )
Ladywalk - Brambling & 2 Lesser Redpoll (WMBC)

Tuesday 7 April 2009

7th April - Sightings

Drayten Bassett North Pit- Iceland Gull juv , Black Tailed Godwit , Dunlin , Common Tern ,Yellow Wagtail , Green Sand on a pit nearby ( J Mallinson , J Harris )
Wihtacre Heath - Osprey flew north over Station Road at 11.20 ( RBA )
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Blind Pit Lane by bee hive's ( J Mallinson )

Monday 6 April 2009

6th April - Sightings

Drayten Bassett North Pit - Iceland Gull juv , Black Tailed Godwit ( M Priest )
Ladywaik - White Wagtail +12 Pied Wagtail on B Pools , 1 Mealy Redpoll with flock of 40 Lesser Redpoll in poplars ( S Cawthray )
Drayten Bassett South - Willow Warbler ( J Fincham )
Whitacre Heath - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker ( C Cook )

Sunday 5 April 2009

5th April - Sightings

Middleton - 2 Raven , Blackcap , No sign of Cattle Egret today ( J Allen , P Forbes )
Fishers mill/Drayten Bassett South - 2 Little Egret ( J Allen , P Forbes )
Drayten Basset North Pit-Black Tailed Godwit ( J Allen )
Whitacre Heath - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker ( RBA )

Saturday 4 April 2009

4th April - Sightings

Middleton - Cattle Egret Still present this morning at 7.00 in field by the farm , also reported still present mid afternoon but no sign this evening ( RBA J Allen )
Fishers Mill - 2 Little Egrets ( J Allen )

Friday 3 April 2009

3rd April - Sightings

Middleton - Cattle Egret By entrance in cattle field agian on off all day (RBA )
Ladywalk - Brambling male at feeders , 3 Oystercatchers ( K Donaghy )

Thursday 2 April 2009

2nd April - Sightings

Middleton - Cattle Egret In cattle field /lake area ,also commuting to field behind trees at back of lake on off all day , Green Sand ( many observers )
Drayten Bassett - Iceland Gull juv this morning , Black Tailed Godwit on North Pit ( J Harris , P Hyde & M Inskip)
KWP Main Entrance - Little Egret in ploughed field by entrance ( WMBC )
Shustoke - Curlew over , Swallow , Sand Martin & Blackcap ( L Johnson )

Wednesday 1 April 2009

1st April - Sightings

Middleton- Cattle Egret In field between main entrance & lake with Highland Cattle at 6.10 pm , then later at back of main lake perched in a dead tree till 7.15 pm then flew towards farm presumably to roost, also Green Sand ( K Sargent et al )
Drayten Bassett North Pit - Black Tailed Godwit ( K Sargent , J Harris )
Fishers Mill - Iceland Gull juv( K Sargent, G Williams)