Friday 30 January 2015

30th January - Sightings

Kingsbury - Jack Snipe Cliff Pool. Also 18 Snipe, 420 Lapwing, 6 Little Egret. Barn Owl hunting Richard's Meadow (S Cawthray)

29th January - Sightings

Kingsbury - Red-Crested Pochard(m) still Broomey Croft Pool (Bobby D)

Thursday 29 January 2015

28th January - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Tree Sparrow still by farm (K Thorpe) Also Pink-Footed Goose skein flew over (per RSPB)

Tuesday 27 January 2015

27th January - Sightings

RSPB - 31 Little Egret left roost this morning (K Thorpe) Please note area around farm, feeders and heronry (egret roost area) is in Warwickshire.

26th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Green Sandpiper along river (D Hutton)
RSPB - 3 Tree Sparrow still by farm (per RSPB)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard still on Small Pool. Also Jack Snipe, Tree Sparrow in area (P Forbes)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff (Bobby D)

Sunday 25 January 2015

25th January - Sightings

RSPB - 3+ Tree Sparrow still by farm. Also 5+ Stonechat, Oystercatcher on reserve (A Archer)

24th January - Sightings

Kingsbury South - 340 Shoveler, 7 Little Egret, 7 Goldeneye (TP)
Shustoke - Scaup, Common Sandpiper still (Many Obs)
Kingsbury - 2 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 4 Little Egret (S Pick) Barn Owl Richard's Meadow (Many Obs)
RSPB - 4 Tree Sparrow still by farm in hedge (S Pick) Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock over Play Meadow in evening. 2 Water Rail still by feeders (C Hiles)

Thursday 22 January 2015

22nd January - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Tree Sparrow by farm (P Forbes) Later 4 Tree Sparrow (K Thorpe) 15 Little Egret roosted. Little Owl calling at dusk (S Cawthray)

Wednesday 21 January 2015

20th January - Sightings

Coton - hybrid Ferruginous/Pochard still on back pool (S Haynes)
RSPB - 30 Little Egret in roost. Woodcock in woodland. Woodcock, Oystercatcher, 25+ Goldeneye, Goosander, Green Sandpiper Dosthill. Barn Owl Play Meadow (K Thorpe et al)
Wishaw - 4 Grey Partridge Hempit Lane (Robert Wakelam)

Monday 19 January 2015

19th January - Sightings

Coton - Ferruginous Duck (or hybrid) on back pool (S Haynes)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff still (per Birdguides)
RSPB - 24 Little Egret flew from roost this morning (K Thorpe)

Sunday 18 January 2015

18th January - Sightings

Siberian Chiffchaffs - Hams Hall - Dave Hutton (both birds shown)

Hams Hall - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still (D Hutton et al)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff still by river (D Hutton)
RSPB - 15+ Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, Barn Owl, 6+ Water Rail, 6+ Stonechat. 16+ Little Egret roosted (K Thorpe et al)

Saturday 17 January 2015

17th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup(m) still on small Pool. 5 Goosander(all male) on main reservoir (TP, J Allen)
Hams Hall - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still (D Hutton)
Wishaw - 2 Corn Bunting Hempit Lane (TP)

Friday 16 January 2015

16th January - Sightings

Hams Hall - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still by Edison Outfall (K Sargent)
Shustoke - Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper (K Sargent)
RSPB - 21 Little Egret roosted. Barn Owl Play Meadow (S Pick)

Wednesday 14 January 2015

14th January - Sightings

Hams Hall2 Siberian Chiffchaff still showing well by the bridge at Edison Road outflow this morning (A Archer)
Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard still (Birdguides)

Tuesday 13 January 2015

13th January - Sightings

Hams Hall - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff along rivers 400 metres from outfall (S Cawthray et al)
Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper, Jack Snipe (P Forbes et al)
Kingsbury - Red-Crested Pochard(m) Broomey Croft Pool (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - 352 Shoveler, 15 Little Egret Hemlingford Water. 90 Goldfinch Pine Pool (S Haynes)
Wishaw - 10 Grey Partridge near Hempit Farm. Large Golden Plover Flock Wiggins Hill/Wishaw Lane. 5 Corn Bunting Wiggins Hill Lane (P Bateman)

Monday 12 January 2015

12th January - Sightings

Hams Hall - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff - One bird on the outflow which was elusive and a second along the river by the powergen post. Also Green Sandpiper on river (D Hutton, D Mallon) Be aware there are a number of pale Common Chiffchaff in the area which call like Common Chiffchaff.
Wishaw - 500+ Golden Plover Hempit Cottage area (D Hutton, D Mallon)

Sunday 11 January 2015

11th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup (1st Win Male), Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper still (K Donaghy, M Yapp)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff, 4+ Chiffchaff (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Wigeon sp (fem) showing some characters of American Wigeon (M Yapp) See my twitter feed for photos.

Saturday 10 January 2015

10th January - Sightings

Siberian Chiffchaff - Dave Hutton

Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff, 10+ Chiffchaff (D Hutton et al)
Shustoke - Scaup (1st Win Female) (S Cawthray) Scaup (1st Win Male) reported still (Birdguides)

Friday 9 January 2015

9th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard still (per Birdguides)
Hams Hall - report of Siberian Chiffchaff still (per Birdguides)

Thursday 8 January 2015

8th January - Sightings

Marston - Merlin (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Yellow-Legged Gull, 200 Shoveler (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury - 2 Barn Owl, Stonechat Richard's Meadow (S Cawthray)

7th January - Sightings

Wishaw - 700 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Partridge, 3 Corn Bunting, 32 Skylark, 200 Fieldfare (S Cawthray)

Tuesday 6 January 2015

6th January - Sightings

Alvecote - Jack Snipe, 7 Snipe Mill Pool (J Morgan)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff seen and heard calling, 5+ Chiffchaff by river near outfall (D Hutton)

5th January - Sightings

RSPB - 22 Little Egret roosted in heronry (K Thorpe)
Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper still (Bobby D)

Sunday 4 January 2015

4th January - Sightings

Golden Plovers - Gaz Robinson

RSPB - 21 Goldenye Dosthill NR (TP) 5 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 3 Stonechat, 2 Redpoll, 2 Water Rail (G Robinson)
Wishaw - 150+ Golden Plover, Merlin shot past hedge near Hempit Ln (G Robinson)
Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper still (Many Obs)
Lea Marston - Red-Crested Pochard still mid-afternoon (S Roper)

3rd January - Sightings

Wishaw - Merlin(m) still (P Walden) 5 Corn Bunting (S Haynes)

Friday 2 January 2015

2nd January - Sightings

Shustoke - Scaup, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper still (P Forbes et al)
RSPB - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Mill Plantation. Stonechat, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Shelduck Jubilee Wetlands. Also Peregrine, 10 Litte Egret  (S Pick, D Roberts)

Thursday 1 January 2015

1st January - Sightings

Dosthill - Red-Crested Pochard (G Williams)
Lea Marston - Red-Crested Pochard (S Roper)
Hams Hall - Green Sandpiper (S Roper)