Monday 31 August 2009

31st August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Shag (Juv) Broomey Croft Pool till 7.45pm at least (C & S Williamson et al). It roosted this evening at Cliff Pool(S Cawthray) I believe this is first in the Tame since Nov 2000. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, Barn Owl Cliff Pool (WMBC, S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 3+ Garganey, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Little Egret (TP et al)
Bodymoor - c40 Yellow Wagtail in field by canal. 2 Little Egret over (S Haynes, TP, S Cawthray)

Sunday 30 August 2009

30th August - Sightings

Bassett North - Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 2 Swift (TP, J Allen)
Kingsbury - Greenshank Cliff Pool (WMBC)
Alvecote - Wholly unconfirmed report of probable Baltic Gull (per RBA)
Ladywalk - 2 Garganey still (per S Cawthray)

Saturday 29 August 2009

29th August - Sightings

Bassett North - Black-Tailed Godwit, Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (J Allen, J Harris, J Fincham)
Bassett South - Little Egret (J Allen, J Harris)
Kingsbury - Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath - Cetti's Warbler (possible reserve first?), 7 Curlew, 5 Yellow Wagtail (J Wesson)

Friday 28 August 2009

28th August - Sightings

Coleshill - Greenshank, 7 Green Sand on GPs (P Forbes)
Tamworth - 3 Wheatear Amington Golf Gourse on 17th Fairway (P Burton per J Harris)

Thursday 27 August 2009

27th August - Sightings

Black-Tailed Godwit Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

- 1 Garganey still from Riverwalk hide (WMBC)
Shustoke - 2 Chiloe Wigeon still (L Johnson)
Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Green Sand, Common Sand Cliff Pool (K Sargent, J Harris)
Bassett North - Black Tern (ad), Ruff (Juv), 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (J Harris)
Coleshill - 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sand, Common Sand on Quarry (P Forbes)

Wednesday 26 August 2009

26th August - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sand Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - 2 Garganey (m,f) still (P Sofley, S Cawthray) Green Sand, Turtle Dove over (S Cawthray)
Fisher's Mill - 3 Little Egret (B Kington per J Harris)
Bassett North - Black Tern, Ruff still (B Kington per J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Chiloe Wigeon (B Kington per J Harris) Also seen recently at Kingsbury along with Chiloe x Speckled Teal hybrid.
Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit, Green Sand Cliff Pool (WJ Egmont)

Tuesday 25 August 2009

25th August - Sightings

Bassett North - Black Tern (moulting ad), Ruff (juv), 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sand, Green Sand, Hybrid Shelduck sp (J Harris, G Williams, J Mallinson)
Fisher's Mill - Little Egret (J Harris)
Kingsbury - 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (TP)

Monday 24 August 2009

24th August - Sightings

Shustoke - juv/1st Win Mediterranean Gull on pier then flew south this morning (L Johnson) Presumed same later present in roost this evening viewed from Car Park (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - 11 Green Sand, 4 Greenshank Cliff Pool this evening (per S Cawthray) Black Tern through at 11.30am (R Thomas per J Harris)
Kingsbury South - 2 Black Terns (ad) Hemlingford Water till 11am at least (R Thomas per J Harris)
Bassett - Black Tern (R Thomas per J Harris)

Sunday 23 August 2009

23rd August - Sightings

Alvecote - 3 Black Terns (2ad, juv) on Mill Pool. 2 Little Egret in area (A Archer et al)
Middleton - Green Sand on Hall Lake (TP)
Dosthill - Black Tern, Common Sandpiper c4pm (P Burton per J Harris) Adult Black Tern this evening (TP)
Kingsbury - Common Sand Cliff Pool (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret (J Harris)
Bassett South - Marsh Harrier c1pm for a few minutes then flew off high, 3 Swift (J Harris)
Bassett North - Dunlin, Redshank, 8 Snipe (J Harris)
Ladywalk - 2 Garganey(m,f) still, Little Egret, Common Sand, 8 Curlew, 12 Snipe (S Cawthray)

Friday 21 August 2009

21st August - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Garganey, escaped Harris Hawk at feeding station(!) (P Sofley)
Bassett - 2 Little Egret, Snipe (P Sofley)

Wednesday 19 August 2009

19th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe Cliff Pool (K Sargent, Bobby D)
Alvecote - Greenshank, Common Sand, Peregrine (Juv) Mill Pool (A Archer)

Tuesday 18 August 2009

18th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Garganey juv, 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 31+ Shoveler, 27+ Teal, Little Egret Cliff Pool this evening (TP)
Alvecote - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (A Archer)
Shustoke - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (S Cawthray)

Monday 17 August 2009

17th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - 6 Green Sand, Common Sand, 3 Snipe, Greenshank Cliff Pool (K Sargent, J Harris, S Cawthray) 7 Little Egrets roosted again (S Cawthray)
Coleshill - Dunlin, 2 Green Sand on Quarry(B Kington per J Harris)
Bassett North - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 5 Swift (G Williams)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret (G Williams)

16th August - Sightings

Shustoke - 'Family Party' Spotted Flycatcher (S Bradley per L Johnson) 5 Crossbill over, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret roosted Otter Pool (WJ Egmont per J Harris)

Saturday 15 August 2009

15th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Little Egret Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)
Bassett North - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad), Common Sand (TP, J Allen)

Thursday 13 August 2009

13th August - SIghtings

Lea Marston - Presumed pale Grasshopper Wbr by old Quarry (J Harris)

Wednesday 12 August 2009

12th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Spotted Flycatcher at East End of Main Pool, Common Sand (L Johnson)

Tuesday 11 August 2009

11th August - Sightings

Alvecote - 3 Redstarts in hedges by old Orchard (per RBA)
Fisher's Mill - Common Sand on river (J Harris)
Bassett South - 2 Redshank (J Harris)
Bassett North - Dunlin, 2 Little Egret (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Greenshank Cliff Pool (per Logbook)
Ladywalk - Spotted Flycatcher recently by feeding station (per S Cawthray)

Monday 10 August 2009

10th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Garganey (juv), 2 Green Sands on Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Bodymoor - 2 Green Sands in Drainage Ditch between Villa Training Ground and Lower Farm (K Sargent)
Fisher's Mill - Little Egret (WMBC)

Sunday 9 August 2009

9th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Garganey, 30+ Teal, 15+ Shoveler, Green Sand Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen) 3 Garganey early evening (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - Greenshank, Common Sand, Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 20+ Shoveler (TP, J Allen)
Coleshill - 7 Green Sands by Quarry, 5 Goosander(juvs - the local brood) on river (WMBC)

Saturday 8 August 2009

8th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Garganey Cliff Pool (L Johnson)
Middleton - Whimbrel over 12.30am (!) (J Harris)
Bassett - Green Sand over (L Johnson)

Friday 7 August 2009

7th August - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, 7 Snipe, 3 Green Sand, 3 Common Sand this morning (G Williams)
Fisher's Mill - Clouded Yellow (G Williams) 5 Goosander over (J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sand (J Allen, J Harris)

Thursday 6 August 2009

6th August - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Garganey, Common Sandpiper (L Johnson)
Bassett North - Wood Sandpiper late afternoon, 2 Common Sand, Green Sand(J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret (J Harris)
Coleshill - 2 Common Sand on Quarry (J Harris)

Monday 3 August 2009

3rd August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier 1.40pm till 4pm at least (S Cawthray et al) No further sign of Harrier this evening but Black-Tailed Godwit flew through (M Yapp)
Bassett North - 4 Common Sand, 2 Green Sand, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (J Harris) John also saw his first Essex Skipper for the site today.
Fisher's Mill - 2 Little Egret, Clouded Yellow (J Harris)
Middleton - Green Sand on Hall Lake, Clouded Yellow (J Harris)
Lea Marston - 8 + Curlew by Railway (TP)

Sunday 2 August 2009

2nd August - Sightings

Nothing reported over weekend.