Monday 29 November 2010

29th November - Sightings

Coton - 2 Caspian Gulls (ad, 3rd Win), 4 Yellow-Legged Gulls (3ads, 3rd Win), 260 Herring Gull, 120 Common Gull in roost. Also Little Egret, 2 Goosander (A Dean) Smew (redhead) yesterday afternoon (A Barnsley)
Kingsbury South - 11 Goosander on river. Yellow-Legged Gull (3rd Win) Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)

Sunday 28 November 2010

28th November - Sightings

Coton - 5 Waxwings c12pm then flew North (per TP)
Wilnecote - 2 Waxwing Overwoods Road (Martin Hodson)

Saturday 27 November 2010

27th November - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 1+ Mealy Redpoll with c200 Goldfinch and a few Siskin/Lesser Redpoll around Swann Pool Car Park. 3 Goosander (all m), Little Egret by river (TP)
Shustoke - Smew(redhead) (P Forbes)
Alvecote - Scaup (fem/imm) still Mill Pool in NW Corner. Hooded Merganser Gilman's Pool (A Archer)
Fisher's Mill - 12 Goosander on river (G Williams)

Friday 26 November 2010

26th November - Sightings

Alvecote - No sign of reported Red-Breasted Merganser (Many Obs) Scaup again on Mill Pool by bridge (J Morgan)
Ladywalk - Tawny Owl, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, 3 Goosander, Brambling, Marsh Tit (S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 300 Golden Plover, 32 Skylark, Peregrine (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 4 Grey Wagtail on river (P Casey)
Fisher's Mill - Yellow-Legged Gull (Bobby D)

Thursday 25 November 2010

25th November - Sightings

Alvecote  - Scaup(fem) still Pretty Pigs Lake. Red-Breasted Merganser, 5 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 5 Shelduck Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Wednesday 24 November 2010

24th November - Sightings

Wishaw - 300+ Golden Plover Wishaw Lane (Ross Johns)
Alvecote - No sign of Scaup Pretty Pigs Lake but 5 Goosander (up to 40 recently), 4 Shelduck (S Haynes)
Shustoke - 15 Goosander (P Forbes)
Ladywalk - 3 Green Sandpiper, Pintail(fem) (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 23 November 2010

23rd November - Sightings

Alvecote (Staffs) - Scaup (juv/fem) Pretty Pigs Lake (J Morgan)
Bassett North - Grey Plover North Pit (J Mallinson)
Wishaw - 644 Golden Plover, 271 Lapwing Blindpit Lane (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)

Monday 22 November 2010

22nd November - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Little Egret, Shelduck, escaped Hooded Merganser (m) again (S Haynes)

Sunday 21 November 2010

21st November - Sightings

Kingsbury - Hen Harrier (Ringtail) still (R Henderson) Also seen yesterday. 2 Little Egret in area (Many Obs)

Saturday 20 November 2010

20th November - Sightings

Coton - 4 Pintail on pool adjacent to A4097 (A Barnsley)

Thursday 18 November 2010

18th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (fem) still (Many Obs)

17th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - Goosander (m) Cliff Pool (Martin Hodson)

Tuesday 16 November 2010

16th November - Sightings

Alvecote - 29 Goosander, Little Egret (S Haynes)
Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser still (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Redshank, Goosander(m), Shelduck Cliff Pool (Phil Stocks)
Fisher's Mill - 3 Woodcock (J Harris)
Bassett North - Dunlin (J Harris)

Monday 15 November 2010

15th November - Sightings

Red-Breasted Merganser - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (fem) still (Many Obs)
Alvecote - Goosander Mill Pool. Peregrine Laundry Lane. Chiffchaff Alvecote Priory (J Morgan)
Over Whitacre - 37 Golden Plover (S Haynes)
Wishaw - 325 Golden Plover Wiggin's Hill (S Haynes)

Sunday 14 November 2010

14th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (fem) still (Many Obs) Little Gull (1st Win) in roost until 4.25pm then flew north . 6 Goosander over (M Griffiths)
Bassett North - 2 Little Egret (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Red-Crested Pochard Cliff Pool (Birdguides)

Saturday 13 November 2010

13th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser still at North East corner and showing very well at times (Many Obs)

Friday 12 November 2010

12th November - Sightings

Red-Breasted Merganser - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser still (Many Obs)
Dosthill - Caspian Gull(ad), 7 Yellow-Legged Gull (5 ads, 3rd Win, 1st Win), Hen Harrier (ringtail), Peregrine, 5 Dunlin over (A Dean, P Hyde)
Kingsbury - Hen Harrier (ringtail) Cliff Pool 2.30pm (P Casey)  Same as Dosthill.

Thursday 11 November 2010

11th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (fem/imm) still (J Oates) Pic here.
Kingsbury - Hen Harrier (ringtail) hunting Cliff Pool late afternoon (C Cook)

Wednesday 10 November 2010

10th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Red-Breasted Merganser (fem/imm) with Pochard at North Bank (S Haynes et al)
Fisher's Mill - Jack Snipe (G Williams)
Kingsbury - Hen Harrier ringtail early afternoon (Ron Thomas)
Kingsbury South - 9 Little Egret (Ron Thomas)
Middleton - Chiffchaff Silt Pool (P Hyde)

Tuesday 9 November 2010

9th November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Hen Harrier (ringtail) still (A Dean, G Williams) Also 2 Little Egret (A Dean)
Dosthill - 3 Yellow-Legged Gulls (2 ad, 1st Win) on Main Lake. Also 2 Curlew, Dunlin over (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - Goosander(f) over Bodymoor Heath Water and Yellow-Legged Gull (3cy) still present (A Dean)

Nearby a Rough-Legged Buzzard (juv) briefly at Marsh Lane NR (J Oates et al) Gripping record shot below by John Oates. Let's hope it finds the Tame to its liking this winter!

Sunday 7 November 2010

7th November - Sightings

Bassett North - Pink-Footed Goose with Greylags (M Inskipp) Hen Harrier (ringtail) again this afternoon. Also 3 Little Egret (TP)

Wednesday 3 November 2010

3rd November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Caspian Gull (1st Win), Brambling, 2 Redpoll (S Cawthray) The Caspian is the same bird as 29th October at Dosthill.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

2nd November - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - Hen Harrier (ringtail) still (Birdguides)

Monday 1 November 2010

1st November - Sightings

Hen Harrier - Bob Duckhouse

Ladywalk - Bittern main reedbed, 21 Waxwing over towards Hams Hall (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Goosander (fem) Upper Pool, Woodcock edge of wood beyond Decoy Pool (J Morgan)
Fisher's Mill - Hen Harrier (ringtail) again today before dropping into reedbed c3pm (per Nick Martin, Bobby D)

31st October - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Dunlin, 2 Goosander, 2 Jack Snipe (A Barnsley, S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 20 Grey Partridge (7 Blindpit Lane, 13 Wiggin's Hill) (D Baker)
Coleshill GP - Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (P Forbes)
Bassett South - 5 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin (G Williams)
Fisher's Mill - 6 Siskin, Redpoll (G Williams)
Kingsbury - 3 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Goosander, 67 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 3 Kingfisher (S Cawthray)
Hams Hall - Little Owl (S Cawthray)