Wednesday 25 February 2015

25th February - Sightings

Coton - Harrier sp over to NE 3.15pm (Bobby D) A Marsh Harrier was seen at Marsh Lane (West Mids) at 2.30pm and is presumably the same bird (J Belsey via Birdforum)
RSPB - 73 Species today including Barn Owl, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Water Rail, Bullfinch, Linnet, Redpoll, Tree Sparrow (K Thorpe) Also Mediterranean Gull, 4 Stonechat, 6 Snipe (J & P Hughes)

24th February - Sightings

Wishaw - c280 Golden Plover (C Hiles)

23rd February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mandarin(m) Pool B then flew to river (S Haynes et al) Also Pintail, 222 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, 4 Goosander (per P Sofley)
Wishaw - 970 Golden Plover Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)

22nd February - Sightings

Dosthill - 7 Oystercatcher on Main Pit (J Morgan)

21st February - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat (R Davis)

Friday 20 February 2015

20th February - Sightings

RSPB - Merlin(fem), Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover (G A Williams) Also recently on reserve -Willow Tit by Canal Meadow (N Martin)
Wishaw - c1000 Golden Plover, Stonechat (C Hiles)

19th February - Sightings

Alvecote - 3 Goosander, Little Egret Pretty Pigs Pool (S Allison)

18th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Common Sandpiper (J Morris)
Wishaw - Stonechat(m) still Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)

Tuesday 17 February 2015

17th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff still by river near Car Park (D Hutton)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chiffchaff, 3+ Chiffchaff (D Hutton)
RSPB - 3 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 9 Goosander, Peregrine, Chiffchaff (K Thorpe, G Williams)
Wishaw - 560+ Golden Plover on the slope East side of Wishaw Lane. Stonechat by the Z Bend and pull in. Grey Partridge flushed just before this. Merlin(m) again on concrete post across rape field from canal bridge Wiggins Hill Rd (per TP)

16th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Common Sandpiper still on river. 12 Meadow Pipit over. 3 Chiffchaff (P Sofley)

Sunday 15 February 2015

15th February - Sightings

RSPB - 52 Golden Plover, 5 Little Egret, 4 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Tree Sparrow by farm. Lesser Redpoll on feeders. 3 Goosander North Pit (S Pick)
Wishaw - 3 Corn Bunting, 5 Grey Partridge, 2 Little Owl (C Hiles)

Saturday 14 February 2015

14th February - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 5 Golden Plover, 4 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Tree Sparrow by farm. 9 Yellowhammer in setaside field by canal (G Williams)

13/02 - Ladywalk - Common  Sandpiper on river (Len Naisbitt)

Tuesday 10 February 2015

10th February - Sightings

Wishaw 3 Pink-Footed Goose Wishaw Lane, Minworth on the slope east of the road (Paul Bateman)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chifchaff reported still (per Birdguides)
RSPB - 30 Little Egret left roost this morning (per RSPB)

Sunday 8 February 2015

8th February - Sightings

Hams Hall - 1 Siberian Chiffchaff calling by outfall. Also 4+ Chiffchaff, 7 Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Sandpiper (TP)
Ladywalk - Lesser Redpoll on Car Park feeders. Also 4 Peregrine in area (TP)
Lea Marston - 2 Peregrine from Railway Bridge. Oystercatche along river (D Baker)
Wishaw - 300 Golden Plover Wishaw Lane (D Baker)

Saturday 7 February 2015

7th February - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Tree Sparrow still by farm. Also 20+ Little Egret to roost (TP, J Allen)
Wishaw - 43 Golden Plover, Little Owl (C Hiles)
Ladywalk - report of Mealy Redpoll on Car Park feeders (per Birdguides)

Wednesday 4 February 2015

4th February - Sightings

Kingsbury - Great Northern Diver briefly Canal Pool (Bobby D)
Coton - Great Northern Diver briefly before flying off high to South West (S Haynes) Also Ferruginous/Pochard hybrid, 355 Shoveler (S Haynes)
Shustoke - 715 Coot (S Haynes)

The diver is presumably the recent Ryder's Mere/Chasewater bird.

Monday 2 February 2015

2nd February - Sightings

RSPB - 4 Tree Sparrow by farm. Also 7+ Stonechat, 6+ Shelduck Jubilee Wetlands. 10+ Snipe, 60+ Lapwing Fisher's Mill (K Thorpe)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chifchaff reported still (per Birdguides)
Hams Hall - Siberian Chifchaff reported still (per Birdguides)

Sunday 1 February 2015

1st February - Sightings

Shustoke 2,500 Black Headed Gull, 31 Common Gull, 12 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 13 Herring Gull in roost. Also 31 Goosander. 3 Raven roosted in pines (S Cawthray)
RSPB - 2 Barn Owl quartering meadow near car park from 1730 onwards. Also Little Egret 17 flew in to roost (G Robinson)