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.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

8th March - Sightings

Mealy Redpoll - Dave Hutton

Whitacre Heath NR - 2 Mealy Redpoll, 10 Lesser Redpoll, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (D Hutton)

7th March - Sightings

Tamworth - 4 Snipe Tameside NR (M Hodson)

Sunday 6 March 2011

6th March - Sightings

Bassett - Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher (D Baker, TP)
Lea Marston - 1 Pink-footed Goose ,1 Little Egret , 1 Green Sandpiper , 2 Oystercatcher from Railway Bridge (D Baker)
Kingsbury South - 2+ Willow Tit Swann Pool feeders (TP)
Ladywalk - Redpoll, Brambling, Little Egret, Curlew, 25 Goosander, 2 Pintail (pr) (C Green)

Saturday 5 March 2011

5th March - Sightings

Bassett North - Ringed Plover (J Allen)

Friday 4 March 2011

3rd March - Sightings

Tamworth - 4 Snipe Tameside Nr (M Hodson)

Late News - Barn Owl 1st March off A446 by Coleshill Sewage Works (P Sofley) Nearby Merlin(f) Maxstoke Priory area on 2nd March (P Sofley)

Wednesday 2 March 2011

1st March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll, 20 Lesser Redpoll,  4 Siskin, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (Pr displaying yesterday), Pr Pintail, 22 Goosander, 1 Curlew (S Cawthray)