Tuesday 30 April 2013

30th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper (J Harris)

Monday 29 April 2013

29th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Ruff from Riverwalk Hide (J Hoyle)
Kingsbury - 2 Redshank, Dunlin (Bobby D)

Sunday 28 April 2013

28th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still B Pools. Still present this evening (J Morgan et al)
Tamworth - Kittiwake(ad) has reappeared at Borrowpit Lake this evening (S Allison)
RSPB - 4 Common Sandpiper North End (J Allen)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Whitacre Heath - 3 Redwing over (K Wimbush)

Saturday 27 April 2013

27th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey(m) (per P Sofley et al) It was on B Pool mid-afternoon (TP, J Allen) Also 2 Goosander, Scaup(m), 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP, 6 Lesser Redpoll, Garden Warbler around reserve (TP)
Kingsbury - 3 Dunlin Cliff Pool (Adam M)

Friday 26 April 2013

26th April - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier (fem/imm) Fisher's Mill (J Harris, J Mallinson). Also 10 Swift, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret (G Williams, J Mallinson, J Harris) Cuckoo Mill Plantation (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Hobby, Peregrine, 5 Swift, c50 House Martin, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, Scaup(m), 3 Goosander (P Sofley)
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (S Haynes)

Thursday 25 April 2013

25th April - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey (Imm) west over Station Road at midday (K Wimbush)
Dosthill(Warks) - 2 Black-necked Grebe this afternoon - probably different birds to last week (G Williams)
RSPB -  Ringed Plover, Whimbrel (not seen in evening), 3 Common Sandpiper,16 Dunlin, Wheatear at North End (G Williams, TP)

Wednesday 24 April 2013

24th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (ad sum) (S Haynes) Also Whimbrel over, Kittiwake still (P Hyde)
RSPB - 3 Grasshopper Warbler (GA Williams, J Wesson)

Tuesday 23 April 2013

23rd April - Sightings

Wood Warbler - Kingsbury - Bob Duckhouse

Kingsbury - Wood Warbler singing behind Skan Hide 7.20am (Adam M) Seen occasionlly through day and showing well this evening but not singing (TP et al) Also 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper (Many Obs)
Kingsbury South - 2 White Wagtail Bodymoor Heath Water (Adam M)
Middleton - 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail in field by Fishing Pool (TP)
RSPB - Wheatear, 2 Grey Partridge Entrance Track (TP)
Ladywalk - Grey Plover again this evening (P Forbes)
Tamworth - Kittiwake(ad) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison)

Monday 22 April 2013

22nd April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Grey Plover early evening at least (S Haynes et al) Whimbrel dropped in early evening for 15 minutes then flew NE (P Sofley) Plover was seen earlier at Marsh Lane. Also today Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper, 2 LRP (S Haynes)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (S Haynes)
Tamworth - Kittiwake (Ad) still Borrowpit Lake (S Allison et al)
Kingsbury South - Whimbrel over Bodymoor Heath Water 5.50pm (per Birdforum)

Sunday 21 April 2013

21st April - Sightings

Wood Warbler - Bob Duckhouse

Kittiwake - Tamworth - Sean Allison

Ladywalk - Wood Warbler down main track near second bridge but elsusive and mobile (A Archer et al) Also Scaup(m), 2 Goosander, Little Egret, 2 LRP, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Lesser Whitethroat (D Hutton)
Dosthill (Warks) - Litte Gull(imm) but no sign of Black-Necked Grebes (per Birdfourm) No sign mid afternoon of Little Gull (TP)
Kingsbury South - 11 Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (TP)
Middleton - 5 Yellow Wagtail in field by Fishing Pool (TP)
Alvecote - Osprey west over Mill Pool 6.20pm. Also 7 Yellow Wagtail, LRP (A Archer)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (D Hutton)
Tamworth - Kittiwake (ad sum) on Borrowpit Lake this evening. Also 1+ Arctic Tern (S Allison, TP) This is the lake by the Snowdome.

Saturday 20 April 2013

20th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Goosander, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (K Sargent)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (S Allison)
RSPB - Cuckoo (per J Harris)

Friday 19 April 2013

19th April - Sightings

Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Grey Partridge entrance Track. 4 Little Egret Heronry. Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 9 Wheatear, White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail on reserve (Many Obs)
Kingsbury South - 16 Yellow Wagtail Mill Field (TP et al)
Kingsbury - 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 3 Common Sandpiper (P Forbes)

Nearby 25 Wheatear, Whinchat around Baxterley (S Cawthray) 21 Wheatear Seckington (A Archer)

Thursday 18 April 2013

18th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Whimbrel 6pm at least(S Cawthray et al)
Middleton - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail in field behind Sewage Works. Also 8 Wheatear in field on other side of road (C Cook)
Kingsbury South - 9 Yellow Wagtail., 40 Swallow Mill Field (M Pollock)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 18 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (K Wimbush, P Forbes) 2+ Arctic Tern, 20+ Common Tern (Bobby D)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe (Bobby D)

Wednesday 17 April 2013

17th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Avocet North Pit (J Fincham, J Harris) still present this evening (TP) On the New Scrapes 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover (J Harris) Whitethroat (P Hyde)
Shustoke - 3 Arctic Tern, Kittiwake, 12 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 House Martin (S Cawthray et al)
Kingsbury South - 9 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (D Baker, TP) 2+ Arctic Tern, 10+ Common Tern, Swift, 200 Swallow, 100 Sand Martin Bodymoor Heath Water (TP)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (J Harris) 50 Swallow, 2 House Martin Hall Lake (TP)

Tuesday 16 April 2013

16th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 2 Sandwich Tern late afternoon at least (S Cawthray) Also Kittiwake, c20 Common Tern (Many Obs) Wheatear (J Galletly)
Kingsbury - LRP, Green Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern, 7 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail Bodymoor Heath Water (Bobby D)
RSPB - Sedge Warbler (per J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) - 4 Black-Necked Grebe still (J Fincham)

Monday 15 April 2013

15th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, Kittiwake, 4 Common Sandpiper (D Hutton) 10 Common Tern this evening. Kittiwake still present but looking ill (S Haynes)
Dosthill(Warks) - 3 Black-Necked Grebe on East side (J Harris) 4 Black-Necked Grebe present late afternoon (D Hutton et al) 2 Long-Tailed Duck still (C Cook et al)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart(m,f) Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan)
RSPB - Common Sandpiper Hall Lake (J Harris) Wheatear(m) Fisher's Mill (P Price) Also 2 Dunlin on reserve (J Harris)

Sunday 14 April 2013

14th April - Sightings

Arctic Tern - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Sandwich Tern - Alvecote - Adam Archer

Shustoke - Arctic Tern  mid-afternoon at least. Kittiwake (2nd Sum) still (D Hutton et al) No sign of Arctic Tern late afternoon but Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (S Haynes) This evening 2 Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray et al)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Dunlin, 6 Redshank, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 21 Goosander (K Sargent)
RSPB - up to 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP, J Allen) 6 Ringed Plover North Pit (D Baker)
Kingsbury South - 6 Common Tern (J Allen)
Kingsbury - 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP Cliff Pool (J Allen)
Alvecote - Sandwich Tern Mill Pool for c45min this evening but then flew off (A Archer et al)

Saturday 13 April 2013

13th April - Sightings

Common(left) and Arctic Terns - Shustoke - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Kittiwake, 4 Common Gull,  Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, House Martin(D Hutton, TP et al)  The terns left early afternoon but a new Arctic Tern at c2.40pm (S Haynes) The first Arctic Tern (pic above) unusually had a small black tip but was otherwise a typical Arctic (TP, D Hutton, S Haynes)
Coton - 5+ Willow Warbler, House Martin (D Hutton, TP)
Ladywalk - 2 Pintail(pr), Scaup(m), 24 Goosander, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, Curlew (P Sofley)
Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper, LRP, 25+ Sand Martin, 10+ Swallow Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 2 Common Tern (J Allen) 2 Common Sandpiper Mill Meadow (A Barnsley)

Friday 12 April 2013

12th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Kittiwake still (D Hutton)
RSPB - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still Dosthill NR (G Williams)
Kingsbury South - 2 Common Tern (C Cook)
Coton - Willow Warbler, 30 Sand Martin, Swallow, 3 Goldeneye (C Cook)
Minworth -  200 Golden Plover Wishaw Lane (C Cook)
Wishaw - 500+ Filedfare (C Cook)

Thursday 11 April 2013

11th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - House Martin, Swallow, 30 Sand Martin Cliff Pool. Green Sandpiper on river (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Sum) still this morning but not later(Many Obs) Also Common Tern, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Swallow (P Casey et al)
Coton - 50 Sand Martin (Bobby D)

Wednesday 10 April 2013

10th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake still this evening (TP et al)
Coton - c30 Sand Martin this evening (TP)
RSPB - 2 Long-Tailed Duck Dosthill NR (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Willow Warbler (C Cook)

Tuesday 9 April 2013

9th April - Sightings

Dosthill - Long-Tailed Duck, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank (Paul Jenkins) Bearded Tit still present this morning at least (per D Hutton)
Shustoke - Kittiwake, 3 Sand Martin, Swallow this morning (P Jenkins)

Monday 8 April 2013

8th April - Sightings

Dosthill(Warks) - Bearded Tit (fem) still in small reedy pool between Dosthill Main Pit and Dosthill NR though elusive. Bird was seen to fly towards Dosthill NR at 1.00pm and not seen in 2 hours mid-afternoon (Many Obs) 7 Sand Martin, 13 Oystercatcher (Bobby D)
RSPB - Long-Tailed Duck, 22 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (K Sargent et al) Wheatear, Swallow North End (per J Harris)
Shustoke - 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin but no sign of Kittiwake or Little Gull this morning (S Haynes) Kittiwake again this evening. 8 Sand Martin through (J Harris, D Taylor et al) 4 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin late evening (K Wimbush)
Kingsbury - 25+ Sand Martin through Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Kingsbury South - 9 Sand Martin (Bobby D)

Sunday 7 April 2013

7th April - Sightings

Bearded Tit and Kittiwake - Dave Hutton

Dosthill - Bearded Tit (fem/imm) in small reedy pool between Dosthill Main Pit and Dosthill NR and showing very well (M Yapp, K Donaghy et al) Red Kite over Main Pit (G Mant) Long-Tailed Duck (fem) Main Pit. Long-Tailed Duck (m) Dosthill NR (J Allen, TP et al)
Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Win) still (Many Obs) Little Gull(ad) this afternoon, 2 Sand Martin (P Andrews et al)
Alvecote - Barn Owl at Decoy Pool. Redshank in area (S Allison)
Kingsbury - Green Sandpiper, 2 Goosander Cliff Pool (K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still (M Yapp, K Donaghy)

Saturday 6 April 2013

6th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Kittiwake (2nd Win) still at West End and showing very well (Many Obs) Also Wheatear(m) on North shore briefly (per TP) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), Curlew, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (Bobby D)

Friday 5 April 2013

5th April - Sightings

Kittiwake and LRP - Dave Hutton
Shustoke - Kittiwake(ad) at West End to 6 Feet (S Haynes et al) Also 3 LRP, Redshank (Many Obs)
RSPB - 25 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Scaup(m), 21 Goosander (J Harris)
Dosthill(Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still, 12 Oystercatcher (J Harris)

4th April - Sightings

Ladywalk - Red Kite over 1.15pm. Also Scaup(m), Curlew, 22 Goosander, 2 Water Rail (K Sargent)

Wednesday 3 April 2013

3rd April - Sightings

Garganey - Paul Lathbury

Ladywalk - Scaup(m) still. Also 2 Garganey(m,f), Mealy Redpoll (P Lathbury et al)
Shustoke - Merlin(fem) through this evening (P Forbes)
RSPB - Bittern Dosthill NR (per J Harris)

Tuesday 2 April 2013

2nd April - Sightings

Coton - 2 Little Gull (ads) still (S Haynes)
RSPB2 Long-Tailed Duck still Dosthill NR. Also Sand Martin (A Barnsley et al)
Tamworth - Marsh Harrier (fem) Ventura Retail Park over to SE at 5.45pm (A Archer)
Ladywalk - Sand Martin (B Jones)

Monday 1 April 2013

1st April - Sightings

Coton - 2 Little Gull (both ad win) (G Briddick, S Hayne et al) Also 5 + Sand Martin mid-afternoon (TP, J Allen)
RSPB - 3 LRP, Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper North Pit (TP, J Allen) Jack Snipe recently (G Williams) 29 Goldeneye Dosthill NR. Also the 2 Long-Tailed Duck seen here (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff (J Harris)
Dosthill (Warks) - 2 Long-Tailed Duck still but later in Staffs. Also 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Woodcock, Jack Snipe, 4 Goosander (G Williams et al)