Monday 30 November 2009

30th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 4 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck Cliff Pool (J Harris, K Sargent)
Bassett South - 4 Little Egret (J Harris)
Bassett North - 2 Redshank, 3 Shelduck (J Harris)

Sunday 29 November 2009

29th November - Sightings

Bassett North - Little Egret (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 8 Little Egret Cliff Pool. Barn Owl Richard's Meadow (J Allen)

Friday 27 November 2009

27th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret Canal Pool (J Harris)
Shustoke - Marsh Tit (L Johnson)
Hams Hall - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)

Thursday 26 November 2009

26th November - Sightings

Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull in roost (J Harris)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret Canal Pool. 2 Redshank Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

Wednesday 25 November 2009

25th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (ad) 9.02am - 9.07am high drifted north (S Haynes)
Coton - report of Caspian Gull(ad) in roost (J Harris)
Dosthill - Caspian Gull (4th Win), Yellow-Legged Gull (2 Ads) (A Dean) Also Short-Eared Owl still (A Dean, P Hyde)

Tuesday 24 November 2009

24th November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Grey Phalarope (ad) still present 9.00am (J Fincham) but no sign 9.30am-1pm (RBA) Garganey still (G Williams)
Bassett North - Little Gull (1st Win) briefly Noon (G Williams) 6 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper(G Williams, J Harris)
Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Win) briefly 2pm (S Haynes)

Monday 23 November 2009

23rd November - Sightings

Grey Phalarope - Fisher's Mill - Lee Johnson

Fisher's Mill - Grey Phalarope(ad) 3pm at least (RSPB, Steve Bradley per L Johnson et al) Garganey still (L Johnson et al)
Bassett South - Grey Phalarope paid a short visit (per L Johnson)
Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl (J Harris)

Sunday 22 November 2009

22nd November - Sightings

Bassett North - Merlin flew South this morning. Also 4 Golden Plover over (G Williams)
Shustoke - No sign of any divers today (Many Obs)

Saturday 21 November 2009

21st November - Sightings

Great Northern Diver (juv) - Bob Duckhouse

Great Northern Diver (Ad Summer Plumage) - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - 2 Great Northern Divers 2.50pm at least. Both were seen to individually fly-off but returned (TP et al)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret Canal Pool (Bobby D)

Friday 20 November 2009

20th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Great-Northern Divers(ad sp,juv) still present 12.15pm at least (P Sofley et al) No sign of birds late afternoon (A Archer)
Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl (G Williams, J Harris et al)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret Canal Pool still, 1 Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Allen, J Harris)
Bassett North - Shelduck (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Stonechat on meadow (J Harris)

Thursday 19 November 2009

19th November - Sightings

Great-Northern Diver - Summer Plumaged Adult - Bob Duckhouse

- 2 Great-Northern Divers(ad summer plum, juv) mid afternoon at least (L Johnson et al)
Coton - 2+ Yellow-Legged Gulls (ads) in roost (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Pale Chiffchaff possibly of an Eastern Race (J Mallinson)
Bassett North - 12 Golden Plover (J Mallinson)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret Canal Pool (J Mallinson)

Wednesday 18 November 2009

18th November - Sightings

Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)

Tuesday 17 November 2009

17th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret Canal Pool (per J Harris)

Monday 16 November 2009

16th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Snow Bunting this morning; flew up and over Western Bund towards Fisher's Mill calling as it went (A Dean) Also 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (both ads) but no sign of Caspian Gull here or at Coton Roost (A Dean)
Kingsbury - report of Mealy Redpoll Canal Pool by bench near cottages (J Harris) 2 Little Egret Cliff Pool (J Harris)
Fisher's Mill - Stonechat on meadow (J Harris)
Bassett North - 2 Stonechat (per J Harris)

Sunday 15 November 2009

15th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 5 Little Egret (J Allen)

Saturday 14 November 2009

14th November - Sightings

Kingsbury Landfill - Caspian Gull (ad), Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) (TP, P Jeynes, J Allen) Neither of these roosted at Coton this evening.

Friday 13 November 2009

13th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Caspian Gull (ad) and Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) still (A Dean) See here for a useful comparison by Alan Dean.

Thursday 12 November 2009

12th November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Garganey still (J Oates) Looking set to overwinter?
Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret Canal Pool (J Oates)
Bassett North - 2 Dunlin, 90 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat (J Oates)

Wednesday 11 November 2009

11th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (f/imm) (L Johnson et al)
Coton - Caspian Gull (ad) in pre-roost then flew towards Kingsbury WP. Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean) Caspian was seen earlier seen at Dosthill (A Dean)
Alvecote - Report of 2 Red-Crested Pochard still on Mill Pool (RBA) Also wholly unconfirmed report of 2 Bar-Tailed Godwit East over Birchmoor at 11.25am(RBA)

Please see here for some more photos of the Caspian and some useful notes by Alan Dean.

Tuesday 10 November 2009

10th November - Sightings

Caspian Gull - Coton - Lee Johnson

- 3 Common Scoter (m, 2 f/imms) (L Johnson) They flew high North at 2.00pm (Bobby D)
Alvecote - 7 Red-Crested Pochard (3m) Mill Pool still (Bobby D et al)
Coton - Caspian Gull(ad) in roost again (L Johnson)

Monday 9 November 2009

9th November - Sightings

Coton - Caspian Gull (ad), Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost this evening (A Dean)
- 2 Pintail, Jack Snipe (A Dean)
- Goosander Cliff Pool. 3 Little Egret Canal Pool (K Sargent)
Bassett North
- Little Egret (K Sargent)
Ladywalk -
Barn Owl, 2 Com Sands 1 Green Sand, 4 Goosander,1 Shelduck (S Cathray). Bittern yesterday (S Haynes)
Alvecote - Report of 7 Red-Crested Pochard (inc 3 m) on Mill Pool (per RBA)

Sunday 8 November 2009

8th November - Sightings

Wishaw - 68 Golden Plover (S Haynes)
Lea Marston - Peregrine (S Haynes)
Tamworth - 3 Little Egrets Tameside NR (Roger Henderson)

Saturday 7 November 2009

7th November - Sightings

Bassett North - Little Egret, Pintail (f), Stonechat (TP, J Harris)
Kingsbury - 1+ Little Egret (J Harris)

Friday 6 November 2009

6th November - Sightings

Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper (J Oates)

Thursday 5 November 2009

5th November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Garganey still (J Oates)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret Broomycroft Pool (J Oates)
Bassett North - Peregrine, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad), Green Sandpiper (J Oates)

Tuesday 3 November 2009

3rd November - Sightings

Alvecote - 10 Bewick's Swans (all ads) this afternoon on Pretty Pigs Pool (per RBA) Flew South West at 4.25pm (TP, S Haynes) No doubt on way to Slimbridge.

Monday 2 November 2009

2nd November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Garganey still, 2 Little Egret (J Harris)
Bassett South - Garganey (same as Fisher's Mill)
Bassett North - 2 Pintail (2m), 3 Little Egret, 18 Golden Plover, Stonechat, Green Sandpiper (J Harris)

Sunday 1 November 2009

1st November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Garganey, Pintail (m), 5 Little Egret over (J Allen)
Bassett North - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) (A Archer)