Monday 30 September 2013

30th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 36 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 6 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, Rock Pipit (again mobile and also seen at Fisher's Mill), Stonechat, 7 House Martin, 2 Common Gull Jubilee Wetlands. Garganey New Reedbed Pit (P Hyde et al)
Lea Marston - 3 Little Egret from Railway Bridge in pool (TP)

Sunday 29 September 2013

29th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint, 9 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, 43 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands (TP, K Sargent et al)
Ladywalk - Wheatear,  Common Sandpiper (on river), 6 Snipe, c80 Wigeon, 4 Goosander (P Lichfield)

Saturday 28 September 2013

28th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint , Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 12 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Pintail, 15+ Little Egret, Rock Pipit (mobile around reserve), Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (TP et al) Hobby Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, c 20 Snipe, 4 Goosander, 4 Wigeon, Water Rail, Hobby (P Lichfield et al)
Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull (juv/1st Win) (S Haynes)

Friday 27 September 2013

27th September - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Little Stint , Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 11 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 3 Pintail, 9 Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Wheatear, Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Hobby New Reedbed Pit (J Harris) Earlier report of a Curlew Sandpiper referred to a Dunlin.
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper, Swallow (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 7 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. Marsh ,Willow Tit and Nuthatch at feeders. Greenshank, 11 Snipe, several Water Rail. Peregrine at car park (S Cawthray)

Thursday 26 September 2013

26th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Black Tailed Godwits, Redshank, 8 Snipe, Wheatear (S Pick)
Alvecote - Red-Crested Pochard Pretty Pigs Pool. 3 Pintail Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Wednesday 25 September 2013

25th September - Sightings

RSPB - Stonechat (Fem/juv), 3 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 10 Little Egret, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper River. Golden Plover, 2 Snipe North pit (J Harris et al)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 17 Snipe, Little Egret, Hobby, 5 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Willow Tit  (S Cawthray, P Lichfield)
Shustoke - Ringed Plover (S Cawthray) Common Scoter(m) still in morning (per Birdguides)

Monday 23 September 2013

23rd September - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Scoter (m) (A Dean, S Haynes)
Ladywalk - Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 14 Snipe (J Morgan, R Wilcox)
Alvecote - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6+ Little Egret (J Morgan)
RSPB - 3 Ruff, Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Pintail, Yellow-legged Gull (J Harris)

Sunday 22 September 2013

22nd September - Sightings

Whitacre Heath - Osprey SE over village at 1050hrs (K Wimbush)
Ladywalk - 14 Snipe, Greenshank, 2 Hobby, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (P Lichfield)
Alvecote - 4 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool. Hobby Mill Pool (TP)
RSPB - 3 Ruff, 3 Ringed Plover, 20 Snipe, Grey Partridge Jubilee Wetlands.8 Little Egret in area (TP)

Saturday 21 September 2013

21st September - Sightings

RSPB -  6 Little Egret, Hobby, Water Rail calling, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, Green Sandpiper and a bit of Meadow Pipit passage (G Williams) 3 Ruff in evening on Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)
Ladywalk - 5 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Hobby (P Lichfield)

Friday 20 September 2013

20th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - 6 Snipe, 2 Hobby, Chiffchaff (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Egyptian Goose, 200 Wigeon, 200 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper North Pit. 7 Little Egret, Whitethroat, 2 Hobby, Ringed Plover, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands (Many Obs)

Thursday 19 September 2013

19th September - Sightings

RSPB - Curlew Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Wednesday 18 September 2013

18th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint (juv), 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Hobby Jubilee Wetlands (J Harris et al) Spotted Flycatcher Mill Plantation (P Price per J Harris)
Ladywalk - Tree Pipit Wood Yard. Yellow Wagtail, Siskin over. Also Reed Warbler, 2 Hobby, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe (P Sofley)
Alvecote - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Meadow Pipit over, Common Gull. Hobby Mill Pool. Redstart in hedge nr Orchrd (J Morgan, Bobby D)

Tuesday 17 September 2013

17th September - Sightings

RSPBLittle Stint(juv), 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull (1st Win), Whitethroat Jubilee Wetlands. Goosander, 190 Greylag Geese, 140 Lapwing North Pit. 200+ House Martin (J Harris)
Shustoke - 400 House Martin (J Harris)

Monday 16 September 2013

16th September - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 6 Dunlin, Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Whimbrel flew through calling. 5 Little Egret, 2 Hobby in area (G Williams)

15th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still in evening (M Griffiths, J Gallety)

Saturday 14 September 2013

14th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, Peregrine, Hobby (P Lichfield)
Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool (TP)
RSPB - Turnstone North Pit (S Allison)

Friday 13 September 2013

13th September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still. Also 6 Goosander, 15+ Swallow flew East (K Sargent)

RSPB Hide Details

I have received the following from Nick Martin from the RSPB. Anyone who wants to feedback - feel free to post a comment.

'The code for the new Lookout at Middleton lakes is c5678z. If you find the lookout locked use the code to open the outer door and then please secure it against the wall. Once you are in please keep the inner door closed. If you are the last one in the hide please do close windows and the doors behind you and advise others to do the same if you were the one to open it and others come in after. Please feel free to pass this message onto anyone you know that will use the reserve. We really hope that you all enjoy the new facility and look forward to seeing some good species noted in the book. If you have any comments on the new building or any other parts of the reserve please take the time to complete a questionnaire that are available at the back and post it into the cairn at the car park (until we get a collection box in the Lookout) all your feedback is appreciated. All the best, Nick Martin, Site Manager'

Thursday 12 September 2013

12th September - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Garganey, 17 Wigeon, 4 Black-Tailed Godwit Mill Pool this evening (TP)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still 10am-10.45am. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Snipe, Goosander (f), 3 Wigeon, Whitethroat, Peregrine (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Hobby Fisher's Mill. Also 2 Dunlin, 7 Little Egret (J Morgan)

Wednesday 11 September 2013

11th September - Sightings

RSPB -  2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands. Wheatear Fisher's Mill. Wheatear Dosthill (Warks). Dunlin, Ringed Plover North Pit (J Harris)

Tuesday 10 September 2013

10th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool still. Also 5 Black-tailed Godwit Teal/Railway Pools still. 2 Redstart hedgerow by Orchard stile (J Morgan)

Monday 9 September 2013

9th September - SIghtings

Alvecote - Garganey Mill Pool. Also 5  Black-tailed Godwit & Tree Pipit over (A Archer)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake reported 8.50am (per P Lichfield) 13 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 5 Wigeon, Peregrine, 2 Hobby (P Lichfield)

Sunday 8 September 2013

8th September - Sightings

Black-Tailed Godwits (with Snipe) & Hobby - Peter Lichfield

Alvecote - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin (A Archer) 2 Garganey this evening (1 Teal Pool, 1 Mill Pool. Also 2 Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit Mill Pool (TP)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Hobby, 5 Wigeon (P Lichfield)

Saturday 7 September 2013

7th September - Sightings

Black-Tailed Godwits - Alvecote - Dave Hutton

Kingsbury - Ruff Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Alvecote - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1+ Redstart, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (juv) Laundry Lane (A Archer, TP) Redstart Teal Pool Hedge. 11 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool (A Archer et al) 3 Hobby, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit over Mill Pool (TP, A Archer)
Ladywalk - Spotted Crake still (P Forbes) 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 9 Snipe, 7 Wigeon (P Forbes, P Lichfield)
RSPB - 7 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, Shelduck, 15 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler, Bahama Pintail, Bar-Headed Goose (TP)

Friday 6 September 2013

6th September - Sightings

Alvecote - Garganey (fem/imm), Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret Mill Pool. 5 Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool (TP)
Shustoke - 2 Black Tern, 7 Common Tern (S Haynes)
RSPB - 3 Pintail, 4 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 19 Ringed Plover, 8 Snipe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, Yellow Wagtail.(G Williams)

Thursday 5 September 2013

5th September - Sightings

LadywalkSpotted Crake (bird is ringed) still. Also 9 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (K Sargent, J Morgan et al)
Alvecote - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret Teal Pool. Hobby Mill Pool. Poss Scaup Gilman's Pool (J Morgan)
RSPB - 12 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6+ Ruff (up to 3 on Hall Lake), 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 6 Curlew (flew West 5pm), 2 Green Sandpiper (Hall Lake), 5 Little Egret, 3 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Mill Plantation) (Many Obs) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker on feeders (S Pick)

Wednesday 4 September 2013

4th September - Sightings

RSPB - Little Stint,  8 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Also 6 Little Egret, 3 Hobby together (G Williams) 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (S Haynes)

Ladywalk – Spotted Crake still this evening(Many Obs) As is usual with crakes early morning and evening are best. The bird wasn't seen for 7 hours during the day.

Tuesday 3 September 2013

3rd September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Spotted Crake viewable from Riverwalk hide till 7pm at least (S Haynes, P Casey et al) Unfortunately the bird has a broken wing. Also 10 Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper today (Many Obs)
RSPB - 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, Hobby (G Williams) 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper Hobby Hall Lake this evening (TP, J Allen)

Monday 2 September 2013

2nd September - Sightings

Ladywalk - Ringed Plover(juv), 11 Snipe, 200 House Martin (P Lichfield)
RSPB -  2 Shelduck, Hobby, 2 Common Tern, Ringed Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff Jubilee Wetlands. Ruff Hall Lake (G Williams)

Sunday 1 September 2013

1st September - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret Hall Lake. 3 Ruff, Black-Tailed Godwit, Hobby, 5+ Little Egret Jubilee Wetlands (TP, J Allen et al) Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (G Williams)The 2 groups of Ruff involve different birds.
Ladywalk - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, Wigeon, Hobby (P Lichfield)