Sunday 31 August 2014

31st August - Sightings

Cattle Egret - Steve Nikols

RSPB - CATTLE EGRET 9.00am Jubilee Wetlands for a few minutes from west screen then flew off and appeared to land on east side. No further sign by 4.30pm at least (D Roberts, Steve Nikols et al) Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher in hedge along Wetland Trail, 23 Little Egret, 2 Garganey, Pintail, 4 Wigeon, Ruff, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat around site (D Roberts, TP, J Morgan, J Allen et al)
Alvecote - 3 Redstart Old Orchard area (J Morgan, D Hutton, T Barter)
Ladywalk - 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Little Egret, Marsh Tit (P Lichfield)

Saturday 30 August 2014

30th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull (juv), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (P Forbes)
Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart Old Orchard area (S Allison) Also Redstart in Warks section somewhere (Bobby D)
Whitacre Heath - Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat along railway line hedgerow (K Wimbush)
Ladywalk - Garganey, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Willow Tit (P Lichfield)

29th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Little Gull still (Bobby D)
RSPB - 3 Garganey, 3 Hobby, Water Rail, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (I Whitehouse)

Thursday 28 August 2014

28th August - Sightings

Shustoke - Black Tern, Little Gull (Bobby D)
Alvecote - 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart Old Orchard (J Oliver, A Archer)
Tamworth - Spotted Flycatcher Amington Hall Farm (S Allison)
Ladywalk - Garganey, Spotted Flycatcher, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine,3 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, Little Egret (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 3 Garganey, Mandarin (ecl m), 2 Ruff, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 20+ Snipe, c20 Yellow Wagtail, Stonechat, 7 Common Tern (TP et al)

Wednesday 27 August 2014

27th August - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Ruff, Curlew Mill Meadow. 15 Common Tern, Hobby Bodymoor Heath Water (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 2 Garganey, 140+ Lapwing, 45 Teal, 12 Little Egret, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat, Hobby, 5 Snipe (F Mosey)
Ladywalk - Garganey from Hide B. Ruff on Main Pool. Also 10 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine (P Sofley, P Lichfield)
Shustoke - Little Gull (1st Sum), Spotted Flycatcher (P Forbes)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart (2m) Old Orchard area (J Morgan)

Tuesday 26 August 2014

26th August - Sightings

Spotted Flycatcher - Sean Allison

Alvecote - 2 Spotted Flycatcher still Old Orchard (S Allison)
Kingsbury South - Black Tern(ad), Arctic Tern (juv), 20 Common Tern, Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) Bodymoor Heath Water (A Dean)
Ladywalk - Osprey 2.30pm over Main Pool for 10 minutes (G Haywood per P Sofley)

Monday 25 August 2014

25th August - Sightings

Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher Gilman's Pool.  2 Common Redstarts along Teal Pool Hedge, 4 Little Egret, Hobby Mill Pool (A Archer) 2 Spotted Flycatcher Old Orchard (J Morgan)
RSPB - Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, Stonechat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Swift Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Green Sandpiper, LRP Hall Lake (TP)
Ladywalk - Little Egret, 6 Snipe (P Gurney)

Sunday 24 August 2014

24th August - Sightings

Alvecote - 5+ Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Old Orchard area. 2 Redstart Teal Pool Hedge (J Morgan, S Allison, TP et al)
RSPB - Spotted Flycatcher Fisher's Mill. Garganey North Pit. Stonechat, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Swift Jubilee Wetlands. Green Sandpiper, LRP Hall Lake (A Archer, TP, J Allen et al)

Saturday 23 August 2014

23rd August - Sightings

Stonechat, Whinchat and Black-Tailed Godwit - Dave Hutton

RSPB - Whinchat(juv) by river screen, Jubilee Wetland. Also Stonechat, Black-Tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine (imm) (D Hutton et al)
Alvecote - 1+ Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher Old Orchard. 2 Redstart Teal Pool Hedge (A Archer)
Ladywalk - Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Hobby, Water Rail, Willow Tit, Marsh Tit,
2 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 8 Shoveler (P Lichfield, H Miller)

Friday 22 August 2014

22nd August - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2+ Lesser Whitethroat Old Orchard area (TP et al)
Ladywalk - Garganey, 2 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover. 2 Stonechat reported (C Doyle et al)

Thursday 21 August 2014

21st August - Sightings

RSPB -  Black-Tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 4 Shelduck, 7 Common Tern, Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Swift Jubilee Wetlands (per Staffs Birding)
Shustoke - Peregrine, 110 Sand Martin (S Haynes)
Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Egret Old Orchard area (A Archer)

Wednesday 20 August 2014

20th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Garganey "B" Pools from Bittern Hide. Also 5 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper (P Sofley)
RSPB - 2 Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin (G Williams)

19th August - Sightings

Wishaw - 7 Wheatear Wishaw Lane. View from public footpath and look towards pylon along hedge in weedy field edge (C Hiles)
RSPB - 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin,  Stonechat (G Williams)

Monday 18 August 2014

18th August - Sightings

RSPB - Whinchat still between Jubilee Wetlands and North Pit. Stonechat (m) still west side Jubilee Wetlands. Also Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby North Pit. 3 Dunlin (juvs), 4 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Common Tern,  Lesser Whitethroat Jubilee Wetlands. 4 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP et al)
Ladywalk - Yellow Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 Wigeon, 30 Teal (P Sofley) Marsh Harrier on 14/08 (J Fincham)
Alvecote - 2 Redstart Teal Pool Hedge. 2 Yellow Wagtail Mill Pool. Peregrine Pretty Pigs Pool (J Morgan)

Sunday 17 August 2014

17th August - Sightings

RSPB - Whinchat (per Staffs Birding) Reshank, 3 Ringed Plover (per logbook)

16th August - Sightings

RSPB - Marsh Harrier(fem/imm) reported Dosthill NR 12.57pm. Also Turnstone reported briefly,4 Ringed Plover, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Arctic Tern reported, Common Tern, 7 Swift around resrve (per Staffs Birding)

15th August - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Common Tern, Green Sandpiper (S Pick) Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, Garganey (per logbook)

14th August - Sightings

RSPB - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Tern, Wheatear North Pit.  Shelduck, Snipe, Swift, Yellow Wagtail Jubilee wetlands (per Staffs Birding) Wood Sandpiper, Hobby still (per logbook)

Wednesday 13 August 2014

13th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Snipe (P Sofley)
Marston - 3 LRP, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper Marston Fields (A Dean)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull(ad) Bodymoor Heath Water. The regular returning bird present since late July (A Dean)
RSPB - 2 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (per logbook)

Monday 11 August 2014

11th August - Sightings

RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, LRP from River Screen, Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)
Ladywalk - Redstart, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (S Cawthray)

Sunday 10 August 2014

10th August - Sightings

Garganey and Wood Sandpipers- Steve Pick

RSPB - 2 Garganey, Mandarin, Common Sandpiper, 17 Snipe, 50+ Teal, 131 Mute Swan North Pit. 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 4 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat Fisher's Mill (D Hutton, S Pick, TP, J Allen et al)
Shustoke - 5 Common Sandpiper (D Hutton)
Coton - 20+ Swift (K Wimbush)

Saturday 9 August 2014

9th August - Sightings

Ladywalk - Osprey 'B' Pools c2pm (J Morris per P Sofley)
RSPB - Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff, 4 Swift, Stonechat and 4 Clouded Yellow (G Williams)

Friday 8 August 2014

8th August - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Wheatear (Jubilee Wetlands, North Pit) Also Ruff, Wood Sandpiper still Jubilee Wetlands. Also in area 4 Ringed Plover, LRP, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail(juv) (G Williams)

Thursday 7 August 2014

7th August - Sightings

RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Garganey on west scrape 100yards north of west screen. Stonechat (moulting ad) on west side Jubilee Wetlands. Also 6 Black Tailed Godwit, Ruff, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 4 Oystercatcher, Shelduck(juv), 3 Yellow Wagtail (all juv) Jubilee Wetlands (TP, G Williams, K Thorpe, S Pick, C Doyle et al) 3 Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (TP)

Wednesday 6 August 2014

6th August - Sightings

RSPB - 1+ Stonechat again on west side of Jubilee Wetlands. Also Ruff, Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, Shelduck(juv) (G Williams) Wood Sandpiper, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit North Pit (J & P Hughes)
Shustoke - 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 7 Raven (S Haynes)
Coton - 30 Swift (K Wimbush)

Tuesday 5 August 2014

5th August - Sightings

RSPB - Mandarin (ecl m) again this evening Jubilee Wetlands. Also 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, LRP, Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper (TP, S Pick, G Williams) Ruff reported (per G Williams)

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4th August - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Stonechat near West Screen (S Pick) Also 2 Garganey Fisher's Mill. 8 Little Egret, Water Rail heard, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, Snipe, Green Sandpiper around reserve (G Williams).

Sunday 3 August 2014

3rd August - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey still Fisher's Mill (D Hutton)
Alvecote - 3 Redstart (2m,juv) Teal Pool hedge (J Morgan)

Saturday 2 August 2014

2nd August - Sightings

Plovers x 3 - Dave Hutton

RSPB - PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER until 12.30pm only and no further sign by c6pm at least. Also c10 Little Egret, 3 Ringed Plover, LRP,  2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine(imm), Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler. Garganey North Pit (D Hutton, S Roper et al) Garganey Fisher's Mill (TP et al)

Friday 1 August 2014

1st August - Sightings

RSPB - PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER still Jubilee Wetlands on West side. Also 8 Dunlin, Grasshopper Warbler. Garganey North Pit (K Thorpe et al)