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)