Monday 31 March 2014

31st March - Sightings

RSPBMealy Redpoll still on feeders(per Birdguides)
Shustoke - Common Tern later joined by 4 Little Gull (ads) (S Haynes et al)
Kingsbury - 3 Sandwich Tern Cliff Pool 2.10pm (per Birdguides) but not seen later (Many Obs) 
Ladywalk - Bittern still. Also Willow Warbler, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Wate Rail (S Cawthray)

Sunday 30 March 2014

30th March - Sightings

Mediterranean Gull - Mark Priest

RSPB - Mealy Redpoll still on feeders + 7 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling (A Archer, TP, M Priest et al) 2 Avocet Jubilee Wetlands commuting to North Pit all day. 1+ Mediterranean Gull(ad) again North Pit. Also 5+ Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 10 Redshank, 15 Ruff (until early evening only), White Wagtail, 2 Common Gull (ads), Herring Gull (1st Sum), Great-Black-backed Gull (1st Sum) (K Thorpe, A Archer, M Yapp, K Donaghy, TP et al)

One of the Avocets has a white ring with letters. If anyone got any good shots of it then it would be nice to know where it came from or is going to. Thanks Steve Pick for heads up.

Saturday 29 March 2014

29th March - Sightings

Shustoke - Rock Pipit this morning though mobile (D Hutton)
RSPB - Mealy Redpoll, 3 Lesser Redpoll on feeders (TP, J Allen) Around reserve Mediterranean Gull(ad), White Wagtail, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, LRP, 10+ Redshank, 2 Little Egret, Wigeon, 7 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, c100 Teal, c50 Shoveler, c6 Cetti's Warbler (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (Many Obs) 2 Green Sandpiper (J Allen)
Alvecote - Jack Snipe, 5 Goosander Mill Pool. Black-Tailed Godwit Teal Pool. Marsh Tit Gilman's Pool feeders (A Archer et al) Red Kite north-east over at 3.45pm (per A Archer)
Coton - Willow Warbler singing (D Hutton)
Kingsbury - Curlew in evening Cliff Pool (W Eley)

An influx of Blackcap at many sites today.

Friday 28 March 2014

28th March - Sightings

Bittern - Ladywalk - Steve Pick

RSPB Marsh Harrier (immature male) on & off today (per A Archer)
Ladywalk - Bittern showing well for 2 hours from 4.45-6.45pm tonight  on main pool reedbed 10 yards to the right of the central clearing when viewed from Riverwalk hide (S Pick)

Thursday 27 March 2014

27th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern still (P Lichfield)
RSPB - 4 Ringed Plover, LRP, Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, Curlew, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin (G Williams)

Wednesday 26 March 2014

26th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern still (S Collins et al)

Tuesday 25 March 2014

25th March - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Oystercatcher Fishers Mill. 8 Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Stonechat, Wheatear, 15 Goosander. 5 Lesser Redpoll on feeders. 20 Yellowhammer on Pheasant feeders (S Pick, G Williams)
Coton - Blackcap, Chiffchaff sp (Mixed Singer) (D Hutton)

Monday 24 March 2014

24th March - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Common Crane flew low to North at 4.50pm and may have landed in area (K Thorpe) Also around reserve  2 Wigeon, 8 Goldeneye, 8 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 4+ Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper(Hall Lake), Dunlin, Stonechat. Additionally possible Water Pipit distantly on Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Redshank, 15 Goosander, 4 Shelduck, c30 Sand Martin, Peregrine, Willow Tit, 3 Lesser Redpoll (P Lichfield, J Morgan)
Shustoke - Hybrid Aythya resembling Scaup still (per Birdguides)

Sunday 23 March 2014

23rd March - Sightings

Shustoke - Hybrid Aythya resembling Scaup still (D Hutton et al)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank Jubilee Wetlands. 12 Goosander North Pit (J Allen)

Saturday 22 March 2014

22nd March - Sightings

Scaup - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Scaup(fem), 50 Sand Martin (P Forbes et al)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit still Jubilee Wetlands. Also Little-Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Redshank (A Archer, N Shaikh)
Kingsbury South - 2 White Wagtail, Little Egret Mill Meadow (M Pollock)

Friday 21 March 2014

21st March - Sightings

RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 6 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 5 Ringed Plover. 210 Sand Martin Fisher's Mill in evening. 2 Redpoll on the feeders (J Morgan, S Pick)
Shustoke - Red Kite, Swallow, 8 Sand Martin (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Willow Warbler around Gilman's Pool this morning. Also 2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, Marsh Tit, 2 Willow Tit (A Archer)

Thursday 20 March 2014

20th March - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 7 Sand Martin Bodymoor Heath Water (S Haynes)
Shustoke - 10 Sand Martin (S Haynes)
RSPB - 15 Sand Martin Fisher's Mill (K Thorpe) Black-Tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret (S Cawthray et al)
Kingsbury - 18 Sand Martin, Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 19 March 2014

19th March - Sightings

Kingsbury - Red Kite flew North over Cliff Pool c1.55pm (S Cawthray)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit North Pit (Bobby D)

Tuesday 18 March 2014

18th March - Sightings

Whitacre Heath Nr - Willow and Marsh Tit at feeders. Also Chiffchaff (C Cook)

17th March - Sightings

Coton - Siberian Chiffchaff (or hybrid) still (A Dean et al)

Sunday 16 March 2014

16th March - Sightings

Coton - Siberian Chiffchaff (or hybrid) still. This bird is a mixed singer. See here. (A Dean et al) Also Sand Martin (D Hutton)
RSPB -  6 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Redshank (A Archer)
Alvecote - Jack Snipe Mill Pool (A Archer)
Dosthill (Warks) - White Wagtail reported with Pied Wagtails on West side (per Birdguides)

Saturday 15 March 2014

15th March - Sightings

Coton - Siberian Chiffchaff singing and showing this morning and has been sound-recorded. It is by the big oak with environmental agency sign just down from the hide (D Hutton)
RSPB - 2 Wheatear at north end (S Atkinson)

Friday 14 March 2014

14th March - Sightings

RSPB - possible Slavonian Grebe Jubilee Wetlands this evening (S Pick) Photographs taken are not conclusive but certainly suggestive of this id. Hopefully be there tomorrow. Also Ringed Plover, Redshank, Dunlin today (G Williams et al)

Thursday 13 March 2014

13th March - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Sand Martin Hemlingford Water and Chiffchaff singing (A Dean)
Coton - 2 Chiffchaff singing (A Dean)
RSPB - Peregrine (G A Williams)  Goosander, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank Jubilee Wetlands.7 Goosander (all female), 7 Little Egret  North  Pit. At Fishers Mill  4,500 starling displaying for half an hour before eventually going down into silt pool reeds at dusk (S Pick) .
Ladywalk - Mealy Redpoll, 2 Water Rail at feeders. Also 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 17 Goosander, Chiffchaff singing (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 12 March 2014

12th March - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier (fem type) this morning Jubilee Wetlands (K Thorpe et al) Also 18 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank (G Williams)

Tuesday 11 March 2014

11th March - Sightings

RSPB - Mediterranean Gull, 2 Pintail, 2 Redshank, 13 Dunlin, Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams) In the afternoon 17 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, Curlew (Bobby D)

Monday 10 March 2014

10th March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still (Many Obs)
RSPB - 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank. Brambling on feeders (G Williams et al)

Sunday 9 March 2014

9th March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still (D Hutton et al)

Saturday 8 March 2014

8th March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still (per Birdguides)

6th March - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern on Silt Pool (per RSPB)

Wednesday 5 March 2014

5th March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still (per Birdguides)
Ladywalk - Bittern in main reedbed. Also Jack Snipe, 2 Woodcock, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (P Sofley)

Monday 3 March 2014

3rd March - Sightings

Dosthill - unconfirmed report of Red-Breasted Merganser on west side of main lake mid-afternoon. Also reportedly present on 24/02 before flying south (per Birdforum) No further sign late afternoon but Goosander (J Morgan per S Haynes)
Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still. Siberian Chiffchaff reported. Also 4 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper (per Birdforum)
RSPB - report of 2 Siberian Chiffchaff with 3 Common Chiffchaff Dosthill NR (per Birdforum)

Sunday 2 March 2014

2nd March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER and Siberian Chiffchaff still (Many Obs)
Alvecote - Jack Snipe Mill Pool on spit. Also 9 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, Little Egret (A Archer)

Saturday 1 March 2014

1st March - Sightings

Hams Hall - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER still (Many Obs)
RSPB - 3 Snipe, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands. 3 Goosander on North Pit.  Pink-Footed Goose still in field between JW and Canal. 2 Lesser Redpoll on the feeders (S Pick, G Williams)
Ladywalk - Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pintail, 3 Shelduck, 14 Goosander, 6 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail (P Lichfield)