Monday 30 August 2010

30th August - Sightings

Whitacre Heath NR - Wheatear (J Wesson)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 200 Swallow (S Cawthray)

Sunday 29 August 2010

29th August - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover (TP)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Saturday 28 August 2010

28th August - Sightings

Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum) Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Whitacre Heath NR - Greenshank , Green Sandpiper Main Pool. 6 Yellow Wagtail River Pool (J Weson)
Alvecote - Redstart (Birdguides)

Alan Dean notes the following about the YL Gull:

"The YLG at B H Water is the same individual that has been in the area all year. I have photographed it on various occasions to monitor and illustrate its development in appearance and moult. It’s now moulted majority of coverts, tertials and p1 to p6. P7 and p8 are in pin and p9 and p10 are old. Thus it’s now close to 3W plumage, despite the date (YLG moult a bit earlier than e.g. HG, as you’ll know). The change in appearance from clear 2S plumage in June ( to current appearance in August – close to 3W plumage ( - can be seen in these images on my website. Earlier images show it in 2W plumage. It’s been very useful to be able to monitor a known individual right through from 2W to 3W "

Friday 27 August 2010

27th August - Sightings

Bassett - report of Curlew Sandpiper circling pits 12.46pm (per Birdguides)
Wishaw - 6 Wheatear Wiggin's Hill Lane (S Haynes) 6 Grey Partridge Blindpit Lane. This includes a white youngster (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - Spotted Flycatcher, Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 25 August 2010

25th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Swift (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 24 August 2010

24th August - Sightings

Coleshill - 7 Green Sandpiper, Hobby at GPs (P Forbes)

Monday 23 August 2010

23rd August - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Hobby, 4 Curlew, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 4 Whimbrel over, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (P Forbes)

Sunday 22 August 2010

22nd August - Sightings

Greenshank - Whitacre Heath NR - Jeff Wesson

Whitacre Heath NR
- 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Spotted Flycatcher River Pool. Greenshank Flashes. 2 Green Sandpiper Main Pool (J Wesson et al)
Shustoke - Turnstone (ad sp), 4 Common Sandpiper this evening (P Forbes, S Cawthray, TP)

21st August - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper on River Pool (P Casey)

20th August - Sightings

Whitacre Heath NR - 4 Curlew, Hobby (J Wesson)
Shustoke - Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

Thursday 19 August 2010

19th August - Sightings

Bassett North - 1+ Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, LRP, Peregrine, Yellow-Legged Gull(3rd Sum), Hybrid Shelduck sp (TP)
Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (P Sofley)

Tuesday 17 August 2010

17th August - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - 4 Green Sandpiper, Wigeon (TP)
Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Teal Hall Lake (TP)
Shustoke - Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 3 Grey Partridge Blindpit Lane (C Cook)
Kingsbury - Little Egret, Hobby Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Bassett North - 4 Greenshank, 4 LRP (G Williams)

Monday 16 August 2010

16th August - Sightings

Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Water Rail (K Sargent, S Cawthray, S Haynes)
Bassett North - 4 Teal, Shoveler, Hobby (K Sargent)
Fisher's Mill - Garganey (eclipse male), Snipe (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Greenshank this evening (S Haynes)
Ladywalk - Marsh Harrier (fem/imm), Little Egret this evening (P Sofley)

Sunday 15 August 2010

15th August - Sightings

Middleton - 2 Whinchat in potato field by Church Lane (C Cook)

Saturday 14 August 2010

14th August - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (up to 6 in recent days still) (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - Common Sandpiper, Wigeon (TP)

Wednesday 11 August 2010

11th August - Sightings

Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Green Sandpiper (per birdforum)
Ladywalk - Ring-Necked Parakeet over (P Sofley et al) A nice reward for the work party!

10th August - Sightings

Kingsbury - Mandarin(f), Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (B Jones per Warwickshire Birding)
Fisher's Mill - Wood Sandpiper still on back pool (B Jones per Warwickshire Birding)

Monday 9 August 2010

9th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - 4 Curlew, 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Cuckoo (imm) (S Cawthray)

Sunday 8 August 2010

8th August - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Wood Sandpiper this morning(per G Williams) and Wood Sand still this evening on back pool (S Cawthray) Green Sandpiper along river (J Wesson) Marsh Harrier (fem/imm) flew north c4.30pm (Bobby D) Greenshank (G Williams)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper on Hall Lake. 2 Green Sandpiper on Flash (TP et al) 2 Greenshank Silt Pool this morning (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Mandarin (f) again Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Redstart (juv) , 7 Green Sandpiper (per S Cawthray)
Bassett North - Black-Tailed Godwit, Peregrine (G Williams)

Saturday 7 August 2010

7th August - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Greenshank (Bobby D)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)

Friday 6 August 2010

6th August - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - 3 Ruff (G Williams, Bobby D) 4 Ruff this afternoon (Birdguides)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP) 1+ Greenshank Silt Pool tho mobile (S Cawthray)
Whitacre Heath NR - 4 Curlew (J Wesson)

Thursday 5 August 2010

5th August - Sightings

Bassett North - Golden Plover, Peregrine (G Williams)
Whitacre Heath NR - Green Sandpiper on River Pool (Jon M)

Wednesday 4 August 2010

4th August - Sightings

Alvecote - Redstart(m) still in hedge parallel to Laundry Lane (Bobby D)
Middleton - Turtle Dove purring, 6 Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Cuckoo, Hobby, Snipe, Common Sandpiper,4 Curlew, Little Egret, 7 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray, P Sofley)

3rd August

Ladywalk - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, 4 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Another Turtle Dove seen out of area at Maxstoke (P Sofley)

Monday 2 August 2010

2nd August - Sightings

Alvecote - Redstart(m) still Laundry Lane (per birdforum)
Bassett North - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (J Mallinson)

Sunday 1 August 2010

1st August - Sightings

Bassett North - Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray)
Fisher's Mill - Greenshank, 3 Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper on Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Alvecote - Report of Garganey on Mill Pool this afternoon. No sign this evening but Teal, Pochard, 2 Shelduck (TP) Also male Redstart Laundry Lane (S Haynes et al)