Thursday 29 December 2011

29th December - Sightings

Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Win) roosted (A Dean, TP et al)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) still, 250 Wigeon, 100 Gadwall (TP)

28th December - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Tawny Owl, 8 Goosander, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit (S Cawthray)
Coton - 4 Snipe (P Perry)
RSPB - Jack Snipe Fisher's Mill (G Williams)

Tuesday 27 December 2011

27th December - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) Hemlingford Water (TP et al)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean et al)
Tamworth - 4 Goosander on river, 2 Little Egret, 2 Redshank Tameside NR (R Henderson, M Hodson) 4 Wigeon, Woodcock Middleton estate Lake (R Henderson)

Monday 26 December 2011

26th December - Sightings

Coton - Bittern in flight at Dusk (A Dean, J Harris)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (3rd Win), 2 Little Egret (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 9 Little Egret, 6 Goldeneye, 134 Gadwall (W J Eley)

25th December - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat (pr) still.(M Hodson)

Saturday 24 December 2011

24th December - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 5 Little Egret, Yellow-Legged Gull (ad), Mediterranean Gull (ad) (TP)
Ladywalk - Bittern 15.35 flew into reedbed from Hide B (J Wesson)

23rd December - Sightings

Kingsbury - 5 Little Egret flew North. 1 Roosted Cliff Pool (W J Eley)

22nd December - Sightings

RSPB - Report of Hen Harrier Fisher's Mill Meadow (per J Harris) 30 Golden Plover (C Cook)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 7 Little Egret roosted (W J Eley)

Tuesday 20 December 2011

20th December - Sightings

Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad), Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Win) in roost again (A Dean)
RSPB - Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Shelduck, 600 Lapwing (J Fincham)
Kingsbury - 8 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool (W J Eley)

Monday 19 December 2011

19th December - Sightings

Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad), Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Win) in roost. No sign of Iceland Gull but the presumed same Iceland was seen this morning at a private site in the general area (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ad, 2nd Win), Little Egret Bodymoor Heath Water. 164 Gadwall, 85 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye Hemlingford Water (A Dean)

Sunday 18 December 2011

18th December - Sightings

Coton - Iceland Gull (3rd Win) in roost. Also Yellow-Legged Gull (ad), 2 Little Egret, 2 Goosander (J Harris)
Tamworth - Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret Tameside NR. 14 Goosander on river (R Henderson)

Thursday 15 December 2011

15th December - Sightings

RSPB - Smew(m) still. Also 3 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin (J Harris et al)

Wednesday 14 December 2011

14th December - Sightings

Pintails and Smew - C Cook

RSPB - 4 Pintail(2pr) North Pit, Smew mid pools. Also 5 Shelduck, Dunlin, 2+ Redhank on reserve (G Williams, C Cook)

Monday 12 December 2011

12th December - Sightings

Whooper Swan - C Cook

Coton - 2 Whooper Swan (ads) from 1pm till dusk (C Cook et al)
Ladywalk - Jack Snipe, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Peregrine (S Cawthray)

Sunday 11 December 2011

11th December - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Red Kite over Station Road 10.46am (K & L Wimbush)
Alvecote - Mandarin (m) again on Upper Pool. 11 Shelduck, 18 Goosander Mill Pool (A Archer) Up to 13 Little Egret in recent days (A Archer)

Saturday 10 December 2011

10th December - Sightings

Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad) in roost again (J Allen)
RSPB - Smew (1st Win Male) still (J Allen)

9th December - Sightings

Bodymoor - 550 Golden Plover (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Peregrine on Rifle Range (S Haynes)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull(ad), 2 Yellow-Legged Gull in roost (S Haynes)
Whitacre Heath - Blackcap in garden (K Wimbush)
RSPB - Smew (1st Win Male) still Mid-West Pools (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (Many Obs)

Wednesday 7 December 2011

7th December - Sightings

RSPB - Smew (1st Win Male) still Mid-West Pool (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (Many Obs)
Coton - Mediterranean Gull (ad), 3 Yellow-Legged Gull (2ad, 2nd Win) in roost (A Dean) On Monday a gull resembling some of the putative Azorean Gulls being claimed in the Midlands at the moment. See here for pictures and discussion (A Dean)

Tuesday 6 December 2011

6th December - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern still (J Harris)
RSPB - Smew (1st Win Male), Peregrine, 3 Dunlin, Redshank, Stonechat (G Williams)

Monday 5 December 2011

5th December - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Common Crane over  12.30pm (S Cawthray, G Briddock per S Haynes). Seen independently by the two observers.
RSPB - Smew (imm Male) on pool near canal. Mandarin(m) Fisher's Mill. Also hybrid Shelduck sp again (present occasionally since 1998) (C Cook)
Kingsbury - 5 Woodcock, Barn Owl by Canal at dusk (S Cawthray) 21 Little Egret Cliff Pool (19 of which flew to Fisher's Mill at dusk) (W J Eley) Yet another record regional count.
Ladywalk - Bittern still (per S Cawthray)

Sunday 4 December 2011

4th December - Sightings

Kingsbury - 18 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool (and also last night) (WJ Eley et al) Another regional record.
Ladywalk - This weekend - Bittern, 3 WaterRail, Jack Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 19 Goosander, Shelduck, 2 Mandarin, 100 Wigeon 120 Teal , Tawny Owl, Peregrine 2 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit, 220 Cormorant (S Cawthray et al)
Wishaw - 6 Grey Partridge Blindpit Lane (C Cook)

Saturday 3 December 2011

3rd December - Sightings

Bodymoor Heath- 500+ Golden Plover in field off Bodymoor Heath Road (TP, J Allen)
RSPB - 2 Stonechat in low reeds between Fisher's Mill and New Reedbed Pit. 3 Dunlin, 2 Redshank New Reedbed Pit (C Cook et al)

Friday 2 December 2011

2nd December - Sightings

Bittern - Patrick Perry

Ladywalk - Bittern, Water Rail Hide B (P Perry)
Shustoke - Smew still (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 15 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool. Barn Owl (W J Eley)

1st December - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, 3 Water Rail, 8 Goosander, Peregrine, 2 Tawny Owl (S Cawthray et al)
RSPB - 4 Goldeneye Dosthill NR, 3 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 300 Lapwing New Reedbed Pool (J Harris)
Coton - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) in roost. Chiffchaff (J Harris)

Wednesday 30 November 2011

30th November - Sightings

Shustoke - Smew (Redhead) (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern (J Morgan)

Sunday 27 November 2011

27th November - Sightings

Kingsbury - 16 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool which is a new record. Also Barn Owl (WJ Eley)
Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still on small Pool (many obs)

Saturday 26 November 2011

26th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still on small pool (Birdguides)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (Birdguides)

Friday 25 November 2011

25th November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard still (M Hodson)

Wednesday 23 November 2011

23rd November - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard (m,2f) (A Dean) see here.
Bodymoor Heath -100 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 13 Little Egret roosted, Barn Owl, 400 Fieldfare roosted (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, 2 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 2 Peregrine, Tawny Owl (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 22 November 2011

22nd November - Sightings

Middleton - Short-Eared Owl hunting Play Meadow (by RSPB Car Park) (K Sargent)
RSPB - 109 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 20 Redpoll, 5 Goldeneye, Stonechat (K Sargent et al)  Ruff (C Cook)
Alvecote - Pintail(f), 5 Goosander, Marsh Tit (S Haynes)
Coton - Aythya hybrid resembling Lesser Scaup, 1020 Tufted Duck, 606 Coot (S Haynes)
Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl (C Cook)

Monday 21 November 2011

21st November - Sightings

Alvecote - Scaup still, Mandarin (m), 3 Goosander Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Water Orton - 13 Goosander on River Tame (S Haynes)
RSPB - 6 Dunlin, 47 Golden Plover, redshank, 6 Little Egret (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, 8 Goosander, Little Egret (S Cawthray, D Daniel)
Kingsbury - up to 13 Little Egret in roost Cliff Pool in recent days (W J Eley)
Coton - Chiffchaff (K Wimbush) presumed Asio Owl sp on Sunday hunting rough grassland adjacent to lake (per K Wimbush)

Saturday 19 November 2011

19th November - Sightings

RSPB - Hen Harrier again 12.30pm over Meadow Trail (Birdguides) Later Hen Harrier over North Pit (S Haynes) 4 Dunlin, 51 Golden Plover New Reedbed Pit. Pintail North Pit.Woodcock lakeside wood. 600 Fieldfare along entrance road (J Allen, S Haynes, G Williams)

18th November - Sightings

Wishaw - 6 Grey Partridge, 100 Linnet (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 200 + Golden Plover f/o (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 19 Golden Plover, 8 Little Egret,200 +Lapwing. 1 Short-Eared Owl hunting Fishers Mill Meadow. 3 Woodcock flew into cow field at dusk Tawny Owl calling (S Cawthray, G Williams)

Thursday 17 November 2011

17th November - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Jack Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 140 Lapwing, 200 Wigeon (S Cawthray)
RSPB - up to 110 Golden Plover circling in the area, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin,189+ Lapwing, Peregrine, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat, Little Egret, 9 Goosander dropped on the river at dusk (P Hyde,J Harris)

Wednesday 16 November 2011

16th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 12 Little Egret roosting Cliff Pool on Monday/Tuesday (WJE)
RSPB (Bassett North)  - 2 Stonechat by North Pit (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 4 Little Egret, 5 Goosander, 3 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin,  Redshank (G Williams)

Monday 14 November 2011

14th November - Sightings

RSPB (Dosthill NR)/Dosthill - 1+ Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs)
RSPB  - 9 Dunlin, 6 Little Egret, 9 Goosander, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin (G Williams et al) .Report of Marsh Harrier and 2 Redshank (per G Williams)

Sunday 13 November 2011

13th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Short-Eared Owl, 3 Dunlin, 9 Golden Plover (S Cawthray et al)
Coton - Little Gull (ad), 160 Wigeon (S Haynes)

Saturday 12 November 2011

12th November - Sightings

Alvecote - 9 Bewick's Swan (7ads, 2 1st Win) 3.30pm at least Mill Pool(A Archer et al) prob Scaup (juv) (Bobby D, TP)
Tamworth - 9 White-Fronted Goose in riverside fields off Moor Lane, Amington this morning. No sign later (S Allinson)
Dosthill - 3 Short-Eared Owl (TP et al) Please stay off bunds to avoid disturbance.
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) 5 Whooper Swan south 10.10am. 5 Bewick's Swan (2ads, 3 1st Win) south 10.20am (J Harris) Stonechat on southern edge in reeds (Many Obs)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 5+ Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 80 Golden Plover in area (TP, J Harris et al) Merlin 9.24am (J Harris)
Shustoke - Little Gull (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)

Friday 11 November 2011

11th November - Sightings

Wishaw - No sign of Woodlark today Wishaw Lane but 242 Golden Plover (S Haynes et al)
Coton - 9 Little Gull flew through (S Haynes)
Dosthill - 3 Little Gull (2ad, 1st Win), Short-Eared Owl (J Allen et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Hen Harrier reported (per J Allen).  2 Dunlin, 8 Golden Plover (J Allen, G Williams) 20 Golden Plover over (G Williams)
Alvecote - Goosander Mill Pool. Goldeneye Pretty Pigs Pool (J Morgan)

Thursday 10 November 2011

10th November - Sightings

Wishaw - Woodlark Wishaw Lane in filed with bales and near layby with concrete bollards. Showing very well and singing occasionally early afternoon at least. (S Cawthray) 6 Grey Partridge Blindpit Lane (A Archer, S Cawthray)
Dosthill - up to 3 Short-Eared Owl reported (Many Obs)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 2 Stonechat (m,f) in reeds canalside of pit (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Dunlin still New Reedbed Pool (M Hodson)

Wednesday 9 November 2011

9th November - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Little Egret, Peregrine, 5 Goosander on river, Golden Plover over (G Williams) Short-Eared Owl again (per G Williams)
Hams Hall - Merlin, Peregrine in fields east of A446/Faraday Avenue (P Sofley)

8th November - Sightings

Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl hunting bunds (G Williams)
Middleton - Shelduck Hall Lake (G Williams)

Monday 7 November 2011

7th November - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Short-Eared Owl on post by river (J Fincham).

Sunday 6 November 2011

6th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 1+ Short-Eared Owl still (Many Obs). PLEASE stay off bunds to minimise disturbance.
RSPB (Bassett North) - 5 Goosander, 7 Snipe, 2 Stonechar (J Wesson, J Allen, M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3+ Little Egret (J Allen et al)

Saturday 5 November 2011

5th November - Sightings

Short-Eared Owl - Bob Duckhouse

RSPB (Bassett North) - prob Glaucous Gull distantly over North Pit (S Cawthray)
Dosthill - 2 Short-Eared Owl still this afternoon (S Cawthray et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Dunlin, 6 Little Egret (S Cawthray)


Friday 4 November 2011

4th November - Sightings

Dosthill - 3 Short-Eared Owl still (per birdforum)
Kingsbury - 11 Little Egret to roost Cliff Pool last 3 nights (W Egmont) 15 Little Egret on 24/10/2011 which I presume is a county record (W Egmont) Hen Harrier again recently (per RBA)

Thursday 3 November 2011

3rd November - Sightings

Dosthill - 4 Short-Eared Owl still hunting margins of Main Pit (M Hodson)

Tuesday 1 November 2011

1st November - Sightings

Dosthill/RSPB - 4 Short-Eared Owl this afternoon (S Haynes et al) Usually favouring the bunds on Dosthill Main Pit (Waterski Lake) but often entering the reserve.4 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander over (J Harris et al)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Goosander on North Pit (K Sargent)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret (K Sargent, J Harris)

Monday 31 October 2011

31st October - Sightings

RSPB(Bassett South) - 2 Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine, Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, Swallow, 2 Goosander (S Cawthray, M Hodson)

Sunday 30 October 2011

30th October - Sightings

Dosthill - 3+ Short-Eared Owls hunting bunds today. Occassionally visiting RSPB reserve. (G Williams, TP, J Allen, S Cawthray et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 6+ Little Egret, 2 Dunlin (TP, J Allen, S Cawthray)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Stonechat(f) by bench. Golden Plover (per S Cawthray et al)

29th October - Sightings

Kingsbury - 13 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool. Barn Owl Richard's Meadow (S Cawthray, J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Goldeneye Midwest Pool. Peregrine, 2 Dunlin, 5 Yellowhammer (G Williams)

Friday 28 October 2011

28th October - Sightings

Ladywalk - Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Water Rail, 3 Snipe (S Cawthray)
Coton - Chiffchaff (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury - 8 Little Egret in roost Cliff Pool(W Egmont)
Dosthill - Short-Eared Owl on Bunds (P Burton per J Harris)

Thursday 27 October 2011

27th October - Sightings

Tamworth - Pintail(m) still Wilnecote Lake (per J Harris) This is off Stoneydelph Lane.
Kingsbury - 8 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool (W Egmont)

Wednesday 26 October 2011

26th October - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Great-White Egret again in flight towards Dosthill Main Lake this morning (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 24 Goosander, 6 Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow (G Williams, J Fincham)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Dunlin (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Bittern again seen on both pools (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 25 October 2011

25th October - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Hen Harrier (ringtail) still, 10 Goosander (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Great White Egret Cliff Pool (per logbook)

Monday 24 October 2011

24th October - Sightings

Shustoke - Red Kite c2pm mobbed by 2 Ravens (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 60+ Golden Plover over A4091 towards RSPB reserve (K Wimbush)

23rd October - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Little Egret (K Sargent)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Goldeneye, Little Egret (K Sargent)
Kingsbury - 12 Little Egret, 500 Starling to roost Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (S Cawthray)

Saturday 22 October 2011

22nd October - Sightings

RSPB - Great White Egret over this afternoon flew south to north then over towards Dosthill NR (M Hodson) Presumably the recent bird from Kings Bromley/Croxall.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

19th October - Sightings

Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper on river (Bobby D)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 25 Golden Plover over (Bobby D)

18th October - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 4 Little Egret, Ringed Plover (G Williams)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Alvecote - 40 Golden Plover off Wood ford Lane (A Barnsley)

Tuesday 18 October 2011

16th October - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 170 Redwing, 12 Siskin, 8 Redpoll (S Cawthray)
Lea Marston - Little Owl, 2 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 6 Little Egret roosted Cliff Pool, 60 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 12 Snipe (S Cawthray)

17th October - Sightings

Tamworth - Pintail(m) Wilnecote Lake (P Burton)
Wishaw - 40 Fieldfare, 6 Skylark (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 76 Golden Plover, 200 Wigeon, 190 Gadwall, 7 Goldeneye, 60 Fieldfare (S Cawthray)

Friday 14 October 2011

14th October - Sightings

Tamworth - 40+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing over 7.30-7.40am (TP)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Grey Plover over (J Fincham)

12th October - Sightings

Coton - Little Egret (by the road bridge) (A Dean)
KWP (south) - Yellow-legged Gull, again at B H Water (A Dean)
KWP (north) - Green Sandpiper on river east of Cliff Pool (A Dean)
Fields opposite main entrance to KWP - Grey Partridge x 4 (including one albino); Peregrine; Wheatear; Stonechat (male) (A Dean)
RSPB (Bassett North) - report of ringtail Hen Harrier on 11/10/2011 (Ryan Adams per J Harris)

Monday 10 October 2011

Sightings - 29th September - 10th October

29th September

RSPB(Bassett South) - 2 Little Stint, Dunlin, several Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Hobby (C Green per J Harris)

30th September

Pectoral Sandpiper - Chris Cook

RSPB (Bassett South) - Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 7 Ringed Plover (Many Obs)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Pectoral Sandpiper flew here in afternoon. Wheatear, Whinchat (C Cook)

Anyone know who found the Pec?

1st October

Ladywalk - Bittern (D Long)

2nd October

RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Sandwich Tern (ad, 1st Win) North Pit (per Birdforum)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Stint, 2 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover (per Birdforum)

4th October

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Little Egret (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Stint, 8 Ringed Plover, 120+ Wigeon (G Williams, J Harris)

5th October

Middleton - Common Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Ringed Plover, Hobby (G WIlliams) Reports of Little Stint, Greenshank, LRP (per G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Little Egret, c100 Wigeon (G Williams)

6th October

Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Jack Snipe, 2 House Martin South (G Williams)

7th October

Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Stint, 4 Dunlin (G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 4 Little Egret (G Williams)

9th October

RSPB (Bassett North) - 5 Grey Plover for 30 Minutes. 3 Little Egret, Willow Tit, Redpoll, 4 Swallow (G Williams et al)
 RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Siskin (G Williams et al) Report of White Wagtail (per Birdforum)
Middleton - Redwing Mill Plantation (per Birdforum)
Shustoke - Bar-Tailed Godwit, Common Tern (S Cawthray, S Haynes)

Wednesday 28 September 2011

28th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Stint (per Birdguides)


Tuesday 27 September 2011

27th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett  South) - 2 Little Stint (juvs) still, 4 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, Little Egret (J Harris)

Monday 26 September 2011

26th September - Sightings

Little Stint (with apparent pale legs) - Bob Duckhouse

Little Stint - Karl Sargent

RSPB (Bassett South) 2 Little Stint New Reedbed Pool. One appeared to have pale/discoloured legs at times (Many Obs) Also 4 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Wheatear (J Morgan, K Sargent et al)
Wishaw - 9 Wheatear by Beehives off Blindpit Lane (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Green Sandpiper Decoy Pool. Whitethroat Laundry Lane, Peregrine Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Sunday 25 September 2011

25th Spetember - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Black Tern flew in from North East mid afternoon (S Haynes)
RSPB - Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, Greenshank, passage of Swallows (K Sargent)

24th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Snipe (G Williams)

Friday 23 September 2011

23rd September - Sightings

Middleton - Hen Harrier (Ringtail) late morning from Heronry Viewpoint (J Harris)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Ruff (G  A Williams) 7 Wigeon (J Harris)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 10 Meadow Pipt, 2 Siskin (J Harris)

22nd September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Stonechat, 7 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, Hobby (G Williams, S Cawthray) Report of Whinchat presumably relates to Stonechat.
RSPB (Bassett North) Hen Harrier (Ringtail) again (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 21 September 2011

21st September - Sightings

Alvecote - 4 Wheatear, 50 Meadow Pipit fields top of Laundry Lane. Green Sandpiper Decoy Pool. Little Egret Teal Pool (J Morgan)

Tuesday 20 September 2011

20th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 7 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Little Egret (G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Wheatear (G Williams)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Silt Pool (G Williams)
Shustoke - Wheatear(f), 30 Swallows through (K Wimbush)

Monday 19 September 2011

19th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Hobby (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 2 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Hen Harrier reported twice in Kingsbury/Middleton area in last week (per S Cawthray)

Sunday 18 September 2011

18th September - Sightings

Tamworth - Shag (juv) still Stoneydelph Lake. Also Kingfisher. (Patrick Perry et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 6 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Little Egret, Peregrine (K Sargent)

Saturday 17 September 2011

17th September - Sightings

Shag - Bob Duckhouse (Upper) and Mark Priest (Lower)

Tamworth - Shag (juv) Stoneydelph Lake (for 3rd day) and showing very well. Access from Halton Lea, off Fossdale Road, Stoney Delph (Many Obs)
RSPB - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker showing irregularly on feeders from Heronry Viewpoint for a few months (Many Obs)

Thursday 15 September 2011

15th September - Sightings

Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper on river (Bobby D)
Whitacre Heath NR - Green Sandpiper River Pool. Wheatear Flashes (J Wesson)

Wednesday 14 September 2011

14th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe (P Forbes)
Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper, Hobby (J Morgan)

13th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Juv LRP, Meadow Pipit over (J Harris)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Hobby, Swift (J Harris)

Monday 12 September 2011

12th September - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, Black Tern, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 2 Tree Sparrow (S Haynes, K Wimbush)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Ringed Plover, Redshank over, Little Egret (M Hodson)

Sunday 11 September 2011

11th September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath Nr - 2 Redstart (m,juv), 40 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Siskin over, 2 Whitethroat (per Birdforum)
RSPB (Bassett South) - LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Snipe, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail (G Williams et al)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs)

Saturday 10 September 2011

10th September - Sightings

Bassett South - LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Little Egret (G Williams)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)

9th September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - LRP, Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Hobby (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Green Sandpiper, Common Tern (G Williams)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Silt Pool. 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)

Thursday 8 September 2011

8th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (juv) mid afternoon at least but no sign in evening (K Wimbush et al)
Alvecote - 2 Wheatear, 120 Linnet Robey's Lane. Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat Pretty Pigs Car Park. 5 Green Sandpiper Decoy Pool. Hobby Laundry Lane. Yellow Wagtail, Redstart Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Wednesday 7 September 2011

7th September - Sightings

Shustoke - Spotted Flycatcher, Barnacle Goose (P Forbes)
Ladywalk -Passage of House Martin with 200 AM rising to 500 this evening , 3 Swift  ,4 Green Sand, Little Egret, Curlew, Snipe , 2 Hobby, Siskin, Marsh Tit (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 2 Wheatear + several Yellow Wagtail on Dung Heap by entrance (J Mallinson)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper (G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Dunlin, LRP, Ringed Plover, Hobby New Reedbed Pool (G Williams)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall LAke (G Williams)

Tuesday 6 September 2011

6th September - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 2 Arctic Tern (ad,juv), 9 Common Tern, Hobby (S Cawthray, K Sargent)
Shustoke - 600+ House Martin, 2 Swift (K Sargent)
Kingsbury - Hobby, Little Egret Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
RSPB (Bassett South) - LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Many Obs)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Meadow Pipit (G Williams)
RSPB (Middleton) - up to 3 Green Sandpiper Silt Pool (Many Obs)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Spotted Flycatcher (G Williams) 2 Little Egret (M Hodson)

Monday 5 September 2011

5th September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath NR - Blue-Headed Wagtail with 9 Yellow Wagtail on Flashes. Also 2 Redstart still (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Black Tern, 2 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 3 Swift (S Haynes, S Cawthray)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Greenshank, 2 Dunlin New Reedbed Pool (M Hodson)
RSPB (Middleton) - 26 Yellow Wagtail "Cow Field" (M Hodson)

Sunday 4 September 2011

4th September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath NR - Whinchat Flashes, 2 Redstart still (J Wesson)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Whinchat on fence post by signpost (M Hodson, D Baker)
RSPB (Bassett South) - LRP (M Hodson) Greenshank over (per birdforum) Merlin (m Whalley) Pic here. Up to 3 Hobby (Many Obs)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 5 Wigeon, 20 Teal (M Hodson)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)

Saturday 3 September 2011

3rd September - Sightings

Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Shoveler, c30 Teal Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 5 Wigeon, Hobby (TP, J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Dunlin Reedbed Pool mid morning(TP, J Allen) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Greenshank mid afternoon (M Hodson)
Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher Orchard (TP) Swift Mill Pool (TP)

Friday 2 September 2011

2nd September - Sightings

Shustoke - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by Bat House (K Wimbush)
Whitacre Heath NR - 8 Yellow Wagtail Flashes (J Wesson)

Thursday 1 September 2011

1st September - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper still, Little Egret, Hobby, Siskin New Reedbed Pool. 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper by River Tame (J Harris)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 3 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (J Harris)

Wednesday 31 August 2011

31st August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 6 Black-Tailed Gdowit, 2 Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, LRP (J Whitehurst)
Alvecote - Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (A Archer) The report of Arctic Tern on Birdguides is probably erroneous.
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray) 

Tuesday 30 August 2011

30th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, LRP, Little Egret, 5 Swift, Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 200 House Martin (TP et al)
Ladywalk - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 200 House Martin, Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Monday 29 August 2011

29th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 3 Dunlin, 2 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail (J Allen, Bobby D, M Hodson et al)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Wood Sandpiper (J Allen, Bobby D et al)
Shustoke - Goshawk (m) over village towards Maxtoke (P Forbes) 400 House Martin, 2 Hobby (S Cawthray)
Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail (J Wesson)
Alvecote - Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Lesser Whitethroat Orchard (TP)

Sunday 28 August 2011

28th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe (juv) still at Southern end though elusive. Also Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew through mid morning (S Cawthray) No sign of BN Grebe since mid-morning but Black-Tailed Godwit, Ruff in evening (P Forbes et al)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 3 Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Peregrine New Reedbed Pool (J Allen, G Williams)

Saturday 27 August 2011

27th August - SIghtings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little Egret, Hobby (J Harris, TP, P Hyde, M Hodson et al)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Alvecote - 3 Spotted Flycatcher Orchard (A Archer)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe(juv), LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
Ladywalk - Lesser Spotted woodpecker(m), Siskin f/o, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 5 Wigeon, 20 Shoveler, 6 Teal (S Cawthray)

Friday 26 August 2011

26th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, Greenshank, 12 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper,7 Common Tern, Little Egret, 8 Swift New Reedbed Pool(G Williams et al) Counts are daily maximums.
RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank, Redshank, Little Egret (A Archer)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)
Coton - Garganey on Coton Pool 4 (A Dean) – that’s the pool at the extreme NW corner of the Coton complex, west of the river and near the northern end of the A4097.
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) still Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
Shustoke - LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin over (P Forbes)

Thursday 25 August 2011

24th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Dunlin, 2 LRP, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 14 Common Tern (G Williams)
Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP, Spotted Flycatcher (P Forbes)
Whitacre Heath NR - 12 Yellow Wagtail Flashes (per WH Birding Blog)

25th August - Sightings

Dosthill - Wheatear by Main Pit (G Williams)

Wednesday 24 August 2011

23rd August - Sightings

Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. Spotted Flycatcher Heronry Viewpoint (M Hodson, G Williams)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Little Egret (M Hodson) In General area 3 Ringed Plover,LRP, 2 Snipe, Redshank, 3+ Greenshank (G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank (M Hodson)

Monday 22 August 2011

22nd August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Greenshank, LRP, Green Sandpiper over New Reedbed Pool (J Harris) The first day without a Wood Sandpiper for 11 days!
RSPB (Bassett North) - 3 Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail (J Harris)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake. Water Rail Heronry View Point. Yellow Wagtail over (J Harris)
Shustoke - Wheatear, Curlew over, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, Teal (P Forbes, K Wimbush)

Sunday 21 August 2011

21st August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Greenshank, Little Egret (S Cawthray)
RSPB (Dosthill NR) - report of Short-Eared Owl at North End (per S Cawthray)
Alvecote - 2+ Redstart Orchard (TP)

Saturday 20 August 2011

20th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Whinchat, Wood Sandpiper still, Greenshank, 3 LRP (juvs), Ringed Plover (ad), Dunlin (juv), 3 Little Egret, Wheatear, 10+ Swift (TP, J Allen, I Moore et al)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Green Sandpiper (I Moore)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, 22 Teal, 4 Shoveler Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)

Friday 19 August 2011

19th August - Sightings

RSPB(Bassett South) -Now 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover(ad,juv), LRP, 6 Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Hobby (TP, M Hodson, J Harris)
RSPB(Bassett North) - 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (J Harris)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, 17 Teal, 4 Shoveler Hall Lake (TP et al)

Thursday 18 August 2011

18th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover (2ads, juv), 3 LRP (juvs), Dunlin (juv), Little Egret (TP, M Hodson)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank (TP, M Hodson)
Whitacre Heath - Curlew over (K Wimbush) Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Wishaw - Redstart (ad m), 2 Hobby Wiggins Hill (S Haynes)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 100 Pied Wagtail, 3 Common Tern, Hobby (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, LRP, 50 Chiffchaff (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, 14 Teal Hall Lake

Wednesday 17 August 2011

17th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (juv) still (TP)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper still, 2 LRP, Greenshank, Little Egret, Hobby Reedbed Pit (TP)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank (TP)
Alvecote - 2 Greenshank, Little Egret Teal Pool (Bobby D) 2 Spotted Flycatcher Orchard (J Morgan)
Ladywalk - Spotted Redshank flew over 7pm with Greenshank. Also Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 LRP, Curlew, Wheatear (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 16 August 2011

16th August - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Black Tern (juvs), Little Gull (juv) still, Common Sandpiper (J Morgan et al) Greenshank at dusk (S Cawthray)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper still (per Birdguides)

Monday 15 August 2011

15th August - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 4 Green Sandpiper (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Snipe, 3 LRP, 2 Little Egret New Reedbed Pool (M Hodson)
Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (S Cawthray, M Hodson) Turnstone, Common Sandpiper in evening (P Forbes, K Wimbush)

Sunday 14 August 2011

14th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 3 Greenshank, Dunlin, LRP, 6 Yellow Wagtail Reedbed Pit (A Archer, J Allen, TP et al)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (per TP)
Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)
Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) still (J Allen)

Saturday 13 August 2011

13th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull(juv) (M Inskipp)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, 2+ Greenshank, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail   (TP et al) Report of Red Kite (per TP)
Middleton - Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP et al)

Friday 12 August 2011

12th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 2 LRP, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit over New Reedbed Pool (G Williams, J Allen et al)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Same Wood Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank (Bobby D, J Harris et al)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit over (per J Harris)
Middleton - up to 3 Green Sandpiper still Hall Lake (Many obs)

Wednesday 10 August 2011

10th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - 6+ Greenshank, 3 Dunlin (2ads, juv), 3 Ringed Plover, LRP (ad), Redshank, Green Sandpiper ,4 Little Egret New Reedbed Pit (TP, G Williams)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Teal Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Hobby, Marsh Tit, Little Owl (S Cawthray) Please note there will be disturbance due to JCB habitat improvement work tomorrow and at weekend.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

9th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Spotted Redshank (juv) New Reedbed Pit. Also 4 Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin (juvs), LRP (J Allen)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 3 Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper on river. Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (Many Obs)

Monday 8 August 2011

8th August - Sightings

Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 LRP New Reedbed Pool (M Hodson)
Alvecote - 4 Black-Tailed Godwit briefly (A Archer)

Sunday 7 August 2011

7th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Tailed Godwit (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - Greenshank Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Greenshank, 2 LRP, 3 Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (M Hodson)

6th August - Sightings

Alvecote - 4 Little Egret in area (TP, A Archer)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Friday 5 August 2011

5th August - Sightings

Alvecote - Wood Sandpiper Mill Pool (J Morgan et al) Osprey through this evening, 3 Green Sandpiper (A Archer) 2 Common Sandpiper Railway Pool (J Morgan)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Teal , Water Rail Hall Lake (TP)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank (J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Greenshank, 3 LRP Reedbed Pool (J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett North) - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (J Allen)

Thursday 4 August 2011

4th August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 LRP (M Hodson)
Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)

Wednesday 3 August 2011

3rd August - Sightings

Bassett South - report of 2 Wood Sandpiper New Reedbed Pool (per J Harris)

Tuesday 2 August 2011

2nd August - Sightings

RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - Wood Sandpiper still (J Harris)
RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper (presumed same as above), Dunlin, 8 LRP (M Hodson)

Monday 1 August 2011

1st August - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Dunlin, 9 LRP, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine New Reedbed Pit (J Harris, M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett North) - 5 Greenshank, 2 Hobby (J Harris, M Hodson)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (M Hodson)

Sunday 31 July 2011

31st July - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett South) - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 10 LRP, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Liitle Egret, Yellow Wagtail Reedbed Pool (G Williams,TP, J Allen et al) This pit is in Staffordshire despite what the Bird Info Services say!
RSPB (Bassett North) - 4 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Mandarin (ecl m) (G Williams, J Allen)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)
Whitacre Heath - Hobby, Red Kite  over Cricket Ground (K Wimbush)

Saturday 30 July 2011

30th July - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 6 Greenshank (G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank (G Williams)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Teal Hall Lake (TP)

Wednesday 27 July 2011

27th July - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Ruff, 2+ Little Egret (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 9 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 LRP (P Sofley, S Cawthray) Also Marsh Harrier 23/07 (per logbook)

Tuesday 26 July 2011

26th July - Sightings

Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Common Sandpiper, LRP, Little Egret (J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Redshank Reedbed Pit (J Allen) Snipe, Ringed Plover in area (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Peregrine (S Cawthray)

25th July - Sightings

RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - 2 Little Egret (M Hodson)
RSPB (Bassett South ) - LRP, Snipe, Redshank, Common Sandpiper New Reedbed Pit (M Hodson)

Sunday 24 July 2011

24th July - Sightings

Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret Hall Lake (J Allen, TP) Hobby over RSPB Car Park (M Hodson)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Little Egret (J Allen, M Hodson)

Saturday 23 July 2011

22nd July - Sightings

Ladywalk - Red Kite 4.15pm-4.50pm when flew off to towards Coleshill. Also 6 Green Sandpiper (D Long)
Kingsbury  - Mandarin (eclipse male) still recently on Cliff Pool. Previously reported as a female (Dave Dennis)

Wednesday 20 July 2011

20th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Quail still calling in corn field. Also 3 Little Egret (TP)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 3 Dunlin, 8 LRP, Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank New Reedbed Pool (TP)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, Teal Hall Lake (TP)

Tuesday 19 July 2011

19th July - Sightings

RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - Quail calling again from nearby Cornfield. Also Dunlin, Common Sandpiper. 14 Black-Tailed Godwit flew North 8.50pm and possibly landed at Bassett North (J Allen)
RSPB (Bassett South) - 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper New Reedbed Pool (J Allen)

Monday 18 July 2011

18th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 5 Black-Tailed Godwit through at 1.00pm, Ruff, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Little Egret (Bobby D)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret Hall Lake (Bobby D)
Alvecote - Common Sandpiper Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Sunday 17 July 2011

17th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Ruff, 11 LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Curlew (G Williams, S Cawthray)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Cawthray)

Saturday 16 July 2011

16th July - Sightings

RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - Quail calling from corn field (G Williams) 2 Dunlin, 9 LRP, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (TP, G Williams)

Friday 15 July 2011

15th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, Little Egret (Bobby D, G Williams)

Thursday 14 July 2011

14th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Ruff, 2 Dunlin (G Williams et al)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 3 LRP, Hobby, Peregrine, 3 Wigeon. 7 Shoveler and 5 Goosander both have bred this year (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 20 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (P Forbes)

Tuesday 12 July 2011

12th July - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit over, 2 Little Egret, Pochard, 4 Green Sandpiper (J Morgan, G Williams)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Little Egret (M Hodson)

Saturday 9 July 2011

9th July - Sightings

Kingsbury - Mandarin(f) Cliff Pool still, 2 Teal (TP)
Middleton - 6 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

8th July - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Hobby (M Hodson)
Tamworth - Barn Owl late evening Tameside NR (J Morgan)

Thursday 7 July 2011

7th July - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 2 Little Egret (J Harris)
Kingsbury - Whimbrel heard twice during night Cliff Pool(W J Egmont)


The RSPB are running a blog on Middleton Lakes RSPB which includes posts on recent sightings. Much of this is borrowed from here it appears (without credit) but it does contain some anomalies. For instance in June (see here) a Pied Flycatcher has been reported. Obviously this is a Tame Valley mega and at a funny time of year so I would presume is erroneous? Can anybody shed further light on this?

Naturally RSPB reserves are renowned for "unusual" sightings due to the number of inexperienced birders they attract. Hopefully some sense checking on their blog will take place (as happens on this blog)!

I am not knocking the RSPB by the way - what they have done at Middleton Lakes is fantastic and the more people it gets into birding and wildlife the better!

Wednesday 6 July 2011

6th July - Sightings

RSPB(Bassett South) - Black-Tailed Godwit Reedbed Pool (A Dean)
RSPB(Bassett North) - Little Egret (A Dean) Present since 2nd July.
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper still Hall Lake (A Dean) 

Monday 4 July 2011

4th July - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 + Redstart (Fem/juvs) Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan). Presumably have bred not too far away although Redstarts can move at a young age.
Kingsbury - Mandarin (f) Cliff Pool (per logbook). Also seen yesterday.

Friday 1 July 2011

1st July - Sightings

Alvecote - Common Sandpiper Mill Pool (Bobby D)

30th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 5 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper (G Williams, J Allen)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams, J Allen)

Wednesday 29 June 2011

29th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Wood Sandpiper, Ruff (new bird, also colour ringed), Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull (juv) (G Williams)
Middleton - up to 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams, TP)

Tuesday 28 June 2011

28th June - Sightings

RSPB(Bassett North) - Ruff (Colour ringed), 2 Greenshank (G Williams)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)

Monday 27 June 2011

27th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Greenshank (G Williams)
Middleton - 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 4 Green Sandpiper,  Curlew. Broods of Shovelerand Gadwall (S Cawthray)

Grasshopper Warblers are now reeling again at several sites.

Sunday 26 June 2011

26th June - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - 2 Hobby over Station Road (K Wimbush)

Saturday 25 June 2011

25th June - Sightings

Middleton - Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Thursday 23 June 2011

22nd June - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (S Cawthray) Work Parties commence at Ladywalk on 13th July at 5 pm, and every subsequent Wednesday. All welcome.

Tuesday 21 June 2011

21st June - Sightings

Fisher's Mill - 2 Caspian Gull (1st Sum, 2nd Sum), Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum), Hobby (A Dean) The 1st Sum is a new individual (3 in total over last week). The 2nd Sum bird was the second of the original 2 and was originally reported as a 1st Sum bird. See here for details of 3rd bird.
Kingsbury - Whimbrel, Green Sand, 3 Young Tawny Owl Cliff Pool area (W Egmont)

Thursday 16 June 2011

15th June - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 2 Caspian Gull (both 1st Sum) reported still present (J Harris)

14th June - Sightings

Lea Marston - 2 Pochard(2m) (M Hodson)

Tuesday 14 June 2011

13th June - Sightings

RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 2 Caspian Gull (both 1st Sum), 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ad, 2nd Sum), Hobby (A Dean) The gulls are coming and going from tip and the above were seen over a period of 2 and a half hours. Further information on the Caspian Gulls here on Alan's excellent web site.

Postscript - Second Caspian has been re-aged as a 2nd Sum bird on 21/06.

Sunday 12 June 2011

11th June - Sightings

RSPB (Middleton) - report of Crossbill calling briefly in wood NW of Heronry viewpoint (J Harris)

10th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 4 Hobby (M Hodson)

9th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Dunlin, Common Gull, Hobby (G Williams)

8th June - Sightings

RSPB(Fisher's Mill) - 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls (ads) (A Dean)

Tuesday 7 June 2011

7th June - Sightings

Kingsbury - Mandarin Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Middleton - Red Kite over A4091 6pm (Ross Johns)

Sunday 5 June 2011

5th June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Common Gull (1st Sum), 4 Shoveler (3m,f), Teal(m) (J Allen)
Middleton - Shoveler(m) Hall Lake (TP)

Saturday 4 June 2011

4th June - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler (2m) (TP)

3rd June - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit (S Cawthray, D Long)

Thursday 2 June 2011

2nd June - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover (A Dean)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (ad, 2nd Sum), Dunlin, Greenshank over. Alos Clouded Yellow (A Dean)

Wednesday 1 June 2011

1st June - Sightings

Late news for Sunday 29th May - unconfirmed report of 2 Red-Necked Phalaropes Shustoke (per P Forbes)

Tuesday 31 May 2011

31st May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover (S Cawthray) Water levels have risen.
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - Ringed Plover (S Cawthray)

Monday 30 May 2011

30th May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 6 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Yellow-Legged Gull (2nd Sum) (J Allen, A Archer)

Sunday 29 May 2011

29th May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Avocet. 20 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin flew through. Brood of Gadwall noted (G Williams) No sign of Avocet this evening but 9 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler (pr) (TP)
RSPB (Fisher's Mill) - 4 Dunlin (G Williams)
Middleton - Shoveler (m) on Hall Lake (TP)

28th May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Wheatear, 6 Ringed Plover (M Hodson)

27th May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 10 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail (TP, G Williams, M Hodson)

Thursday 26 May 2011

26th May - Sightings

Tamworth - Ringed Plover Tameside NR (M Hodson)

Wednesday 25 May 2011

25th May - Sightings

RSPB(Bassett North) - Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover (G Williams, J Harris)

Tuesday 24 May 2011

24th May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin,  2 Ringed Plover, 2 Teal(pr) (J Harris)

23rd May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - Black-Tailed Godwit (W J Egmont)

Sunday 22 May 2011

22nd May - Sightings

RSPB (Bassett North) - 12 Dunlin, c10 Ringed Plover (TP)
Tamworth - 2 Ross's/Snow Geese early morning Tameside NR (Phil Horton) Any opinions on ID? Also reports of 2 Turnstone, 2 Corn Bunting, Stonechat (R Henderson)

Friday 20 May 2011

20th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Greenshank, 6 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover (J Harris)

Thursday 19 May 2011

19th May - Sightings

Bassett South - Spoonbill over to South 1.30pm, then over Fisher's Mill, and appearing to land but no further sign(B Stretch) Also 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Hobby (B Stretch)

Wednesday 18 May 2011

18th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Sanderling, 4 Dunlin early afternoon(J Harris) No sign of Sanderling this evening but 25+ Dunlin, 15+ Ringed Plover (TP)

Tuesday 17 May 2011

17th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver till 7.30am only when flew North West. Also Ringed Plover this morning (P Lathbury)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover (J Allen)

Monday 16 May 2011

16th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver (1st Sum) still (Many Obs) Also 2 Arctic Tern (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Arctic Tern Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Bassett North - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Partridge (J Harris, J Morgan)

Sunday 15 May 2011

15th May - Sightings

Black-Throated Diver - Steve Seal

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver(1st Sum) still (Many Obs)
Bassett North - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 15+ Ringed Plover, Hobby, 2 Arctic Tern (M Pollock)

Saturday 14 May 2011

14th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver (1st Sum) still mid eveningat least (Masny Obs) 3 Sanderling through mid morning (D Hutton)  Turnstone, Hobby Early Morning (S Roper) Dunlin mid evening (J Allen)
Bassett North - 4 Sanderling, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit (2 + 1 thru), c11 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover (J Harris, TP et al) Waders dropping in all morning. Most of above still present mid evening but no Arctic Terns (J Allen)

Friday 13 May 2011

13th May - Sightings

Black-Throated Diver (D Hutton)

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver (1st Sum) still (many obs)
Bassett North - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit (S Haynes)

Apologies for break in service. This was due to issues at Blogger.

12th May - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Throated Diver (1st Sum) (S Haynes et al) The only record I can trace in Tame was at Shustoke in 1974! Anybody know of  others?
Bassett North - Curlew Sandpiper (moulting adult) late afternoon till late evening when appeared to fly off (J Harris et al) Waders increasing during day. Totals - Sanderling, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 30+ Ringed Plover (tundrae) (+ 7 thru), 9 Dunlin (+ 11 thru), Garganey(m) (J Allen, S Cawthray et al)

11th May - Sightings

Bassett North - up to 2 Whimbrel reported (Birdguides)

The first Spotted Flycatcher today at private location.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

10th May - Sightings

Bassett North - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit (not present in evening), Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 7+ Ringed Plover, Mandarin (m), Wigeon(m), 12 Shoveler, Common Gull (1st Sum) (J Harris, TP, G Williams) The Mandarin was also seen once last week (P Hyde)

Monday 9 May 2011

9th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Whimbrel, Black-Tailed Godwit this morning (G Williams)
Bassett South - Wood Sandpiper New Reedbed Pit (G Williams) 3 Knot over to North in Hail Storm mid afternoon may have landed (S Cawthray)
Tamworth - Common Sandpiper Tameside NR on river bank 6.20pm (M Hodson)

Sunday 8 May 2011

8th May - Sightings

Ladywalk - ALPINE SWIFT over reserve c10.30 to 10.40am (S Cawthray) then flew over Car Park 10.58am (TP) but no further sign by c12.30pm. Also Peregrine (Many Obs)
Shustoke - 4 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (S Roper) 500+ Swift (A Archer)
Bassett North - Wigeon(m), Dunlin (J Allen) Water levels have now risen here.

Saturday 7 May 2011

7th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Grey Plover, Sanderling, Whimbrel through, Black Tern through to south, 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 10+ Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Hobby (TP, J Allen, G Williams et al)
Alvecote - 2 Greenshank Teal Pool (TP, J Allen)

Friday 6 May 2011

6th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Avocet still, Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (Many Obs)
Alvecote - 39 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool(J Morgan et al)

Thursday 5 May 2011

5th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Avocet, 2 Ruff, 4 Dunlin (W J Egmont)

Wednesday 4 May 2011

4th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Spotted Redshank this evening (J Morgan et al) Incredibly the third of the Spring. Also Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 3 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)

Tuesday 3 May 2011

3rd May - Sightings

Little Gull and Black Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - 5 Black Tern, 3 Little Gull (2ads, 1st Sum) by early evening (Many Obs)
Bassett North - 5 Wood Sandpiper, Little Egret, Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 2 Grey Partridge (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper (S Cawthray)

Monday 2 May 2011

2nd May - Sightings

Shustoke - Whimbrel for 10 minutes early morning then flew North, Curlew, Yellow Wagtail, 65 Swift (S Roper)
Bassett North - 3 Wood Sandpiper, Turnstone, prob Sanderling briefly mid-morning, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Black Tern c6pm onwards, 2 Yellow Wagtail North Pit (TP, J Allen et al) 2 Little Gull (ad, 1st Sum) still Spoonbill Pit this evening (J Allen)
Bassett South - Garganey(m), Curlew, Wigeon (per TP et al) Report of 2 Garganey (Birdguides). Any further details?
Kingsbury - 4 Dunlin Cliff Pool (K Sargent)

Sunday 1 May 2011

1st May - Sightings

Whinchat - Adam Archer

Shustoke - 4 Bar-Tailed Godwit thru early morning. Also Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20 Swift, Cuckoo (S Roper)
Bassett North - Marsh Harrier(f) early morning only, Wood Sandpiper, Turnstone, Arctic Tern, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper (D Hutton, J Allen et al) 2 Little Gulls (ad, 1st Sum) Spoonbill Pit (S Haynes) Additionally this evening 2 Greenshank and a further 3 Arctic Tern thru (S Cawthray, J Allen)
Bassett South - 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Little Gulls (earlier on Spoonbill Pit) (S Haynes et al)
Fisher's Mill - 4 Dunlin (J Allen)
Middleton - Whinchat(m) by RSPB Play Meadow till late afternoon at least (G Williams et al)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Whitacre Heath NR - Osprey high over, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Swift (J Wesson)

Saturday 30 April 2011

30th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 3 Arctic Tern, Med Gull(ad), Little Gull (2cy) through (G Williams, J Allen, A Archer)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (J Wesson)
Nether Whitacre - 5 Arctic Tern north over Cricket ground 3.15pm (K Wimbush)

Friday 29 April 2011

29th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, 4 Swift (D Hutton, S Haynes et al)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr) still, 2 Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Kingsbury SouthArctic Tern Hemlingford Water (S Haynes)

Thursday 28 April 2011

28th April - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - 3 Arctic Terns 4.30pm at least, 10 Swift (D Hutton et al)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr), Hobby, Snipe, 9 Swift, Wheatear (G Williams)

Wednesday 27 April 2011

27th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Honey Buzzard over Cliff Pool to North c10.30am (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey(Pr), Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Ruff, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Tern, 4 Swift (J Morgan, TP, G Williams)

Tuesday 26 April 2011

26th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey(pr) still, 3 Ruff, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift (G Williams)
Shustoke -2  Swift, 50 House Martin(S Cawthray)
Coton - 2 Swift, 30 House Martin, 50 Swallow (S Cawthray)

Sunday 24 April 2011

24th April - Sightings

Bassett - 6 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, Pink-Footed Goose, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, c20 House Martin (S Haynes, TP, J Allen)
Middleton - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Wheatear (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Garden Warbler (TP, J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - 4 Ruff (TP, J Allen)

Saturday 23 April 2011

23rd April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr), Greenshank, Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Wheatear, Cuckoo (TP, J Allen, J Wesson, J Morgan)
Dosthill NR - Whinchat in reeds far North of Pool(P Burton)
Coton - 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler (S Cawthray)

Friday 22 April 2011

22nd April - Sightings

Bassett North - up to 3 Black Tern (2 till dusk), 2 Marsh Harrier (fem till 12pm at least and report of male), 2 Garganey (m,f), 3 Greenshank, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Curlew, 5 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Wheatear, 2 Grey Partridge (A Barnsley, A Archer, TP, J Allen, S Cawthray et al)
Middleton - up to 12 Waxwing still Craft Centre Car Park tho elusive at times (A Barnsley et al) Cuckoo (TP, J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (A Archer et al)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (TP, J Allen)
Ladywalk - Dunlin, 2 Cuckoo, Hobby (D Long)
Whitacre Heath NR - Wheatear (D Long)

Thursday 21 April 2011

21st April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit , 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler Cliff Pool area (K Sargent, S Cawthray) The Godwits later seen at Drayton Bassett and earlier at Middleton.
Middleton - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit Hall Lake 11.00am (Birdguides) Hobby (Bobby D)
Kingsbury South - 5 Common Tern Hemlingford Water (K Sargent)
Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr), 3 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 22 Shelduck, 3 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 'Greenland' Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Pink-Footed Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe with 1 Drumming, Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler in area (A Archer, J Morgan) report of Arctic Tern (M Sargent)
Ladywalk - 5 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo (S Cawthray) Yesterday 2 Whinchat (per S Cawthray)
Wishaw - 7 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Lesser Whitethroat (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 20 April 2011

20th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Sanderling (win plum),  2 Greenshank, Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit (J Harris, S Cawthray) All still present this evening. Also 2 Garganey (pr) on pit South of North Pit though elusive, 3 Wigeon (J Allen)
Middleton - Black-Tailed Godwit still Hall Lake (J Harris, S Cawthray, J Allen) up to 14 Waxwing Craft Centre Car Park again (R Jones, J Allen)
Ladywalk - Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (D Daniel)

Tuesday 19 April 2011

19th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear(f) early morning (G Hill) In evening 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wigeon, c20 Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail (TP)
Middleton - Black-Tailed Godwit (full sp) on Hall Lake this evening (TP)
Fisher's Mill - Lesser Whitethroat (D Baker)
Shustoke - 2 Dunlin North, 4 Common Tern, LRP (S Haynes)

Monday 18 April 2011

18th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Garganey (pr) (J Fincham) No sign this evening but 2 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Curlew, 3 Wigeon, Pink-Footed Goose (J Allen)
Wishaw - Wheatear(m) Blindpit Lane (M Hodson)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 19+ Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (J Allen)

Sunday 17 April 2011

17th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 18 Yellow Wagtail 7.30pm Mill Meadow (M Pollock)
Kingsbury - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Saturday 16 April 2011

16th April - Sightings

Waxwing - Phil Satch

Wishaw - 6 Wheatear(5m,f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane late morning (TP)
Middleton - 8+ Waxwing in Craft Centre Car Park Still (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Garden Warbler (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Fisher's Mill - Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed, Sedge Warbler in area (D Baker, G Hill)

Friday 15 April 2011

15th April - Sightings

Middleton - c20 Waxwing still in and around Hall/Craft Centre Car Park (A Grice)

Thursday 14 April 2011

14th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (D Daniel et al) Tree Pipit (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 13 Waxwing in large Tree behind Hall (J Harris)
Bassett North - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear(m,f), Goosander (J Harris)

13th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 4 LRP, 160 Sand Martin (S Haynes)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin, Little Egret, Pink-Footed Goose, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 200 Sand Martin, Whitethroat (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 12 April 2011

12th April - Sightings

Wishaw - Wheatear(m) Blindpit Lane (TP)
Kingsbury - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray, R Green)
Bassett North - Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Pink-Footed Goose (G Williams)
Middleton - up to 20 Waxwing still Craft Centre Car Park area (G Williams, P Jenkins)
Coleshill - Hobby Blythe Bridge flew towards Shustoke (K Wimbush)
Shustoke - 200+ Sand Martin (K Wimbush)

Monday 11 April 2011

11th April - Sightings

Middleton - 14 Waxwing flew over track into a tree behind Middleton Hall (J Harris)
Bassett South - Whitethroat by Canal (J Harris)
Bassett North - Pink footed Goose, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin (J Harris, A Archer)

Sunday 10 April 2011

10th April - Sightings

Bassett North - Spotted Redshank (moulting adult) 5.30pm at least (D Baker, J Allen, TP et al). Also Pink-Footed Goose, Dunlin, Little Egret (J Allen, TP)
Wishaw - Wheatear(f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 4 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)

Saturday 9 April 2011

9th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 8 Dunlin, 3 Common Tern, Goosander (S Haynes) 2 Green Sandpiper (J Mallinson)
Fisher's Mill - Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler (S Haynes)
Dosthill NR - Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - 6 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail Mill Meadow (TP)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear nr Beehives off Blindpit Lane (TP, J Mallinson)

Friday 8 April 2011

8th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - 4 Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard(f) still (Birdguides)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper from Railway Bridge (TP)

Thursday 7 April 2011

7th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Reed Warbler from Hide B early morning (D Daniel)
Coton - 2 Reed Warbler from hide (D Hutton et al)
Bassett North - Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6+ White Wagtail this afternoon (J Harris, S Cawthray) All present this evening with additionally Pink-Footed Goose, Ruff,  Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Tern, Peregrine (TP)
Middleton - c20 Waxwing by Craft Centre Car Park. Yesterday they were near Silt Pool. Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 5 April 2011

5th April - Sightings

Alvecote - report of Scaup Pretty Pigs Lake (J Morgan)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard (f) still (P Forbes)

Monday 4 April 2011

4th April - Sightings

Bassett North - 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, White Wagtail (A Archer)
Coton - House Martin (Bobby D)

Migrants such as Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Sand Martin are now back in numbers so won't be reported here unless in large numbers.

Sunday 3 April 2011

3rd April - Sightings

Middleton - 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 LRP Hall Lake (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Cuckoo flew over calling (A Archer) A very early sighting. Also Red-Crested Pochard still (Many Obs)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear (m,f) by Beehives off Blindpit Lane (TP)
Bassett North - Pink-Footed Goose, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail, Common Tern, Willow Warbler (TP, S Cawthray)

Saturday 2 April 2011

2nd April - Sightings

Sandwich Tern - Dave Huton

Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard(f) still on small pool (P Forbes) Sandwich Tern flew in c6.20pm (S Cawthray et al) Interestingly this bird is ringed. One of many inland records today.
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear (3m) near Bee Hives off Blindpit Lane (TP)
Bassett North - Dunlin (J Allen)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper, LRP Hall Lake (TP, J Allen)
Alvecote - Osprey over Pretty Pigs Pool to North (J Morgan)

Friday 1 April 2011

1st April - Sightings

Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Haynes, J Allen)
Bassett North - Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail (J Allen)
Lea Marston - Little Egret from Railway Bridge (J Allen)
Tamworth - 26 Goosander, Green Sandpiper on River Tame between Tamworth and Hopwas (M Hodson)
Shustoke - Merlin(f), House Martin, Red-Crested Pochard(f) (P Forbes)

Thursday 31 March 2011

31st March - Sightings

Bassett North - Green Sandpiper (J Allen) 28 Golden Plover (G Williams)
Middleton - 5 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Tern Cliff Pool 12.36pm (Robert Green)
Ladywalk - 50+ Waxwing still (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Brambling (P Forbes)

Wednesday 30 March 2011

30th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - up to 67 Waxwing Ladywalk near Car Park + Swallow (J Oates, S Cawthray)
Bassett North - 2 Dunlin, 3 Swallow (G Williams)

Tuesday 29 March 2011

29th March - Sightings

Shustoke - 3 Swallow (S Cawthray)
Middleton - 3 Green Sandpiper, LRP Hall Lake (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (nr ad) Bodymoor Heath Water still (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Waxwing flock still present (per S Cawthray)

Monday 28 March 2011

28th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - now 30 Waxwing near Car Park.. Also Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swallow, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 2 Pintail, 24 Goosander (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - 27 Waxwing over SW over Mill Pool at 17.35 (A Archer)
Kingsbury - 30 Sand Martin Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Coton - 40 Sand Martin (S Cawthray)
Hams Hall - Wheatear(f) still (S Cawthray)

Sunday 27 March 2011

27th March - Sightings

Hams Hall - 3 Wheatear(2m,f) on waste ground by WIncanton building (TP) 2 Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (M Pollock)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper, 5 LRP on Hall Lake (TP) 2 Blackcap (D Baker)
Lea Marston - Green Sandpiper from Railway Bridge (TP)
Coton - Peregrine (TP)
Bassett North - Ruff (TP, J Morgan)
Ladywalk - up to 22 Waxwing by Car Park (M Pollock, S Cawthray) Also 2 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin (S Cawthray)

Saturday 26 March 2011

26th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull(ad) 2pm at least (S Haynes et al)
Ladywalk - 22+ Waxwing near Car park (TP, J Allen)
Hams Hall - Wheatear, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Pied Wagtail on rough ground by Wincanton building (TP, J Allen, S Haynes)
Bassett North - 2 Ruff, 5 Dunlin still, 2 Goosander (J Allen)
Kinsgbury - c150 Sand Martin Cliff Pool area (R Henderson)

Friday 25 March 2011

25th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - up to 13 Waxwing by Car Park still. Also 2 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Pintail, Curlew, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (L Johnson, D Daniel)
Hams Hall - Wheatear on rough ground by Wincanton Building (L Johnson)

Thursday 24 March 2011

24th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Wheatear, Stonechat, 7+ Waxwing, pr Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Mealy Redpoll , Brambling, 2 Pintail, Dunlin, Tree Sparrow, 3 Little Egret,  Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2 Curlew (S Cawthray, J Allen et al)
Bassett North - 2 Ruff, Curlew, 5 Dunlin North Pit (J Allen, D Baker)

Wednesday 23 March 2011

23rd March - Sightings

Ladywalk - 6 Waxwing, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker,Blackcap, 3 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (S Haynes, J Wesson)
Whitacre Heath NR - Little Egret (S Haynes, J Wesson)

Tuesday 22 March 2011

22nd March - Sightings

Ladywalk - 8 Waxwings still in Poplars. Also 3 Mealy, 30 Lesser Redpoll at feeders. Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Drumming, Marsh & Willow tit singing, Water Rail, Green Sand, Pr Pintail, 38 Goosander (S Cawthray)
Polesworth - 5 Waxwing Pooley Country Park in birches west of mound (J Harris)
Bassett North - 3 Dunlin (J Harris)

Monday 21 March 2011

21st March - Sightings

Bassett North - 2 Little Egret (J Allen)
Ladywalk - 8 Waxwing from Car Park behind Railway. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (D Daniel)
Whitacre Heath - 2 Tawny Owl calling 3.00am Station Road (K Wimbush)
Wishaw - 26 Golden Plover (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - 3 Grey Partridge (S Cawthray)

Sunday 20 March 2011

20th March - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (4cy) still Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Tamworth - 7 Waxwing on TV aerial of No 1 Ottery, Hockley 9.50am (S Pick)
Ladywalk - Birds this weekend - 30 Golden Plover f/o, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Pr Pintail,  25 Goosander, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Siskin, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin. OnFeeders: 2 Mealy, 20 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling (S Cawthray et al)
Bassett North - Green Sandpiper (Many Obs) 42 Golden Plover (C Cook)
Fisher's Mill - Little Egret on pit, 2 Corn Bunting fron track to A4091(A Barnsley)

Regular breeding waders will no longer be broadcast  as they have arrived en force.

Saturday 19 March 2011

19th March - Sightings

Bassett North - 5 Ringed Plover, Little Egret (TP)
Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll, 12+ Lesser Redpoll at Feeding Station. 2 Pintail from Riverwalk Hide (J Wesson)
Fisher's Mill - 2 Curlew, Snipe, Redshank (M Hodson)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull (4cy) still coming to bread Bodymoor Heath Water (A Archer) Photos of this long staying bird and how its plumage has changed can be seen on Alan Dean's site here.
Whitacre Heath NR - Mealy Redpoll still at Feeding Station with Lesser Redpoll (D Hutton)
Alvecote - Hooded Merganser (male - long staying escape) Pretty Pigs Pool. Little Egret Top Pool (Ron Thomas per S Cawthray)
Tamworth - 2 Mandarin (pr) on Coventry Canal, Amington between bridges 68 and 69 (Ron Thomas per S Cawthray)

Friday 18 March 2011

18th March - Sightings

Bassett North - Scandanavian Rock Pipit in field between canal and North Pit with Pied Wagtails late afternoon. Also Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 15 Shelduck but no sign of Spotted Redshank (TP)

Thursday 17 March 2011

17th March - Sightings

Bassett North - Spotted Redhank winter plumage North Pit 3.25pm at least (J Allen et al) Also 3 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 LRP, Dunlin, Sand Martin (Many Obs) A record shot of Spotshank here by Bobby D.
Dosthill - 20 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit (S Haynes)
Whitacre Heath NR - 1+ Mealy Redpoll with c17 Lesser Redpoll still (J Allen)

Wednesday 16 March 2011

15-16th March Sightings

Ladywalk - Marsh, Willow tit, Pr LSW, Brambling, 2 Mealy and up to 20 Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat, LRP, Dunlin, Pr Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Pr Pintail, Up to 30 Goosander, Pr Shelduck, Peregrine (S Cawthray et al)
Whitacre Heath NR - 1+ Mealy Redpoll with up to 17 Lesser Redpoll (Many Obs)

Monday 14 March 2011

14th March - Sightings

Marston - Little-Ringed Plover, Sand Martin (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - Barnacle Goose of unknown origin with Canadas briefly, Yellow-Legged Gull (4cy) still Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
Bassett - 3 Smew (m,2rh), 3 Ringed Plover, Pr Redshank,4 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 4 Snipe (S Cawthray)
Middleton - Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, Pr Raven Hall Lake (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 3 Smew Otter Pool (per Birdguides). Same as Bassett.

Sunday 13 March 2011

13th March - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (P Forbes)
Whitacre Heath NR - 1 Mealy Redpoll still (D Hutton et al)

Saturday 12 March 2011

12th March - Sightings

Coton - Sand Martin (Bobby D)
Lea Marston - Stonechat, Green Sandpiper (Bobby D)
Fisher's Mill - Brambling  (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - Grey Partridge, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Mealy Redpoll, 18 Lesser Redpoll, Peregrine, Willow Tit, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (S Cawthray, K Wimbush, P Forbes)
Coleshill - Stonechat, 4 Goosander, Peregrine, Snipe, Meadow Pipit at quarry (P Forbes)

Please note reports of sensitive breeding species will not be displayed. Please forward any such reports to the Staffs and Warks County Recorders.

Friday 11 March 2011

11th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Waxwing in car park, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (D Daniel)
Whitacre Heath NR - Sand Martin over Flashes (per Birdforum)
Shustoke - 7 Brambling, 12 Goosander (P Forbes)

Late News for 10th March:

Bassett North - White Wagtail, 2 Ringed Plover (GA Williams)

Wednesday 9 March 2011

9th March - Sightings

Mealy Redpoll, Lesser Redpoll,Marsh Tit, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Whitacre Heath NR (Kevin Groocock)

Whitacre Heath NR - Mealy Redpoll, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (K Groocock) Both Willow and Marsh Tits still present. For current info on how to separate see here.