Monday 30 April 2012

30th April - Sightings

RSPB - Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Little Egret (G Williams) Whinchat(m), 3 Wheatear, 2 Arctic Tern Dosthill (J Harris, G Williams)

29th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Arctic Tern through in morning (A Archer) Yesterday Short-Eared Owl flushed from Mill Pool and 4 Wheatear (A Archer)

Sunday 29 April 2012

28th April - Sightings

RSPB - c70 Black-Tailed Godwit for a while at North End (per G Williams)
Kingsbury South - Common Sandpiper Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Wishaw - Peregrine Wishaw Lane (TP)

Friday 27 April 2012

27th April - Sightings

RSPB - Osprey over Fisher's Mill to North late afternoon (G Williams) 3 Little Gull, 2 Wheatear Dosthill (G Williams)
Shustoke - 2 Arctic Tern this morning but not later (S Cawthray) Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern (P Forbes et al)

Thursday 26 April 2012

26th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Whimbrel for 2nd Day (J Morgan et al) This evening it was in fields between Teal Pool and the M42 though mobile. Also 20+ Swift (Many Obs) Hobby (A Archer)
RSPB - Whimbrel New Reedbed Pool mid afternoon (S Cawthray) Black-Tailed Godwit again on South Pools commuting to Dosthill Main Pit (J Harris et al) Snipe Middle Pools (J Harris) 14+ Swift Dosthill (J Harris) 2 Little Gull (ad, 1st Sum) this evening (Tony Barber per J Harris) 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear (S Cawthray)
Coton - Garden Warbler (J Harris)

Wednesday 25 April 2012

25th April - Sightings

Tamworth - Black Tern on Snowdome Lake this evening (TP)
Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Little Gull(ad), Black Tern today. Just the Black tern present this evening with 7 Common Tern (S Cawthray, P Forbes, J Harris et al)
Dosthill - Little Gull (1st Sum) on Main Pit mid evening at least (J Harris, TP, J Allen)
Kingsbury South - 3 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (S Cawthray) 2 Swift Hemlingford Water (TP, J Allen)

Tuesday 24 April 2012

24th April - Sightings

Coton - Little Gull (1st Sum) at Midday (Bobby D)
RSPB - Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill (D Baker) 2 Wheatear North Pit. Black-Tailed Godwit Fisher's Mill (B Jones, G Williams) Short-Eared Owl Middle Section (G Williams et al)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool. 10 Little Egret Otter Pool (W Eley)

23rd April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl, Cuckoo, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, Common Sandpiper (W Eley, J Harris)

Sunday 22 April 2012

22nd April - Sightings

RSPB - Redstart along entrance track near Villa Training ground entrance (S Cawthray) White Wagtail North Pit. 2 Short-Eared Owl Dosthill on bund (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Little Gull (1st Sum), Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret Cliff Pool (S Cawthray et al)

Nearby 1 + Ring Ouzel(m) at Baxterley for third day (TP, J Allen et al)

21st April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, WHitethroat, Peregrine (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (TP)
RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill in evening. Grasshopper Warbler Cattle Field again (W Eley) Poss Whimbrel called from over RSPB Carpark late evening (W Eley)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

20th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Short-Eared Owl. Grasshopper Warbler Longhorn Cattle Field. Black-Tailed Godwit Fisher's Mill (W Eley et al)

Thursday 19 April 2012

19th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Arctic Tern (J Harris, Bobby D et al) Scaup(m), Common Sandpiper (C Cook)
Alvecote - report of 2 Arctic Tern (per Birdguides)
RSPB - 2 Whitethroat. Snipe Fisher's Mill. Lesser Whitethroat by Canal. Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail North End (J Harris)

Wednesday 18 April 2012

18th April - Sightings

RSPB - Little Gull(ad), 2 Ruff North Pit (J Fincham) Short-Eared Owl (Richard Warren)
Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Sum), Scaup (m) (K Wimbush) Arctic Tern (Birdguides) The Little Gull flew off at 5.50pm. No sign of Arctic Tern in evening (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret, Snipe Cliff Pool (W Eley)

17th April - Sightings

Coton - Arctic Tern (Bobby D)
Kingsbury - 2 Little Egret Cliff Pool(Bobby D)
RSPB - 2 Ruff still, Wheatear, 6 Common Tern North Pit (G Williams) Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill (G Williams)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) again, White Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Teal (P Forbes) Wheatear in field nearby (P Forbes)

Monday 16 April 2012

16th April - Sightings

Wheatear - Alvecote - Sean Allison

RSPB - 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Little Egret North Pi (J Allen, J Harris) Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Curlew (G Williams et al)
Alvecote - Swift Mill Pool. 2 Wheatear, Common Sandpiper Old Orchard (Bobby D, S Allinson, J Morgan) Please be aware there is a (very) long-staying Mute x Whooper Swan hybrid in area which has been reported as a Whooper recently!
Kingsbury South - Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (J Allen) Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (J Harris)

Sunday 15 April 2012

15th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Redstart along entrance track in hedge + sheepfield opposite Villa training ground (S Cawthray) Cuckoo on reserve (per RSPB) Little Egret (J Allen)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart (m,f), Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Hooded Merganser Old Orchard area (TP)

Saturday 14 April 2012

14th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Swift Mill Pool. Redstart(m), 5 Wheatear Old Orchard. Hooded Merganser (escaped male) still Pretty Pigs Lake (A Archer)
RSPB - 4 Common Tern North End (TP)
Kingsbury South - 200 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail (TP)

Friday 13 April 2012

13th April - SIghtings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey over 11:10am (K Wimbush, P Taylor)
Kingsbury South - 2 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (M Pollock)
RSPB - Greenshank Dosthill Lake. Greenshank, Common Sandpiper Bassett South. 4 Common Tern North Pit (J Harris) Short-Eared Owl North end in evening again (M Pollock)

12th April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl again in evening at North End. Also Wheatear (W Eley)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) still, White Wagtail (P Forbes)
Alvecote - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (A Archer)

Thursday 12 April 2012

11th April - Sightings

RSPB - Short-Eared Owl still at North End in evening (W Eley)

Monday 9 April 2012

9th April - Sightings

Rock Pipit - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Scandanavian Rock Pipit (ssp Littoralis) on North Shore late afternoon at least (P Forbes et al) Also White Wagtail, Wheatear, Scaup(m), Common Sandpiper, LRP (Many obs
Kingsbury South - Sedge Warbler Swann Pool (TP)

8th April - Sightings

RSPB - Yellow Wagtail over North End (J Harris)

Saturday 7 April 2012

7th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl again at north end in evening (J Allen)
Ladywalk - 2 Marsh Harrier on Thursday (per S Cawthray)

Friday 6 April 2012

6th April - Sightings

Hams Hall - Hobby over Faraday Avenue (K WImbush)
Shustoke - Scaup still (P Forbes)

Thursday 5 April 2012

5th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Osprey over late morning towards RSPB (per S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - House Martin, 5 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin (TP)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl North Pit in evening (W Eley)
ShustokeScaup(m) still (P Forbes)

Tuesday 3 April 2012

3rd April - Sightings

Whooper Swan - Dave Hutton

Coton - Whooper Swan (ad) (D Hutton et al) 50+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow (D Hutton, S Haynes)
Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (Many Obs) 18 Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow (S Haynes)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Furnace End - Hen Harrier(m) viewable from Hurley Lane (S Haynes) Merlin yesterday (S Haynes) Nearby (just out of Tame area) a Great-Grey Shrike in small hedges NNW of Wigston Hill for 2nd Day. Wigston Hill is signed just out of Baxterley on Hurley Road (S Haynes)

2nd April - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still (Many Obs) Pic above by Paul Lathbury. Wheatear, Goosander (P Forbes)

Sunday 1 April 2012

1st April - Sightings

Scaup (middle bird) - Mark Priest

Shustoke - Scaup(m), Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow (J Wesson et al)
RSPB - 2 Wheatear (m,f) (per Birdforum, W Eley)