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)