Sunday 31 January 2016

31st January - Sightings

RSPB - 14 Goosander North Pit. Woodcock by feeders at dusk. c25 Goldeneye Dosthill Nr. Also 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 90 Golden Plover, 8 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, 15 Meadow Pipit (G Williams, S Pick, TP)
Ladywalk - Bittern "B" Pools this morning (R Phillips)

Saturday 30 January 2016

30th January - Sightings

RSPB - 37 Little Egret left roost. Pink Footed Goose, 18 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Goosander (both m) North Pit. Mixed flock of Redpoll/Goldfinch Dosthill NR containing approx 20 Redpoll. Also 3 Redpoll, Siskin on the feeders (S Pick) 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Peregrine (G Williams) No sign of Smew.
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (D Hutton)

Friday 29 January 2016

29th January - Sightings

RSPB - Smew(m) Dosthill NR. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Thursday 28 January 2016

28th January - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Ringed Plover, 90 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat (G Williams et al)

27th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern still (S Collins et al)
RSPB - 14 Shelduck, Redpoll on feeders (S Atkinson) Oystercatcher, Peregrine Fisher's Mill (per RSPB)
Wishaw - 650 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Partridge (J Sirrett, S Cawthray) Short-Eared Owl headed towards Wishaw from Curdworth (C Hiles)

26th January - Sightings

RSPB - 37 Little Egret left roost in morning. Also Woodcock, 3000 Starling, 2 Water Rail (per RSPB)

Monday 25 January 2016

25th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Iceland Gull (juv) in roost (S Haynes) Also Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - 2 or 3 poss White-Fronted Goose heard in flight twice today (P Sofley, S Cawthray) Also Bittern, Short-Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Woodcock, Snipe, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (P Sofley et al)

24th January - Sightings

RSPB - 6 Redpoll on feeders (TP) Barn Owl, 12 Goldeneye Dosthill NR. 2 Redpoll between screens. 31 Meadow Pipit (S Atkinson) Short-Eared Owl, 449 Golden Plover (S Pick)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern, Short-Eared Owl (S Richards et al)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup still (D Hutton)

Saturday 23 January 2016

23rd January - Sightings

RSPB - Great-White Egret left roost 8.00am and later flew from river bank 4.00pm. Also 150 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 3 Stonechat (per RSPB, S Pick))
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup still (J Wesson)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern, 2 Short-Eared Owl (P Lichfield)

22nd January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Short-Eared Owl, Willow Tit (S Cawthray)
RSPB - Pink-Footed Goose, 11 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 200 Golden Plover, 4 Stonechat (G Williams)

Thursday 21 January 2016

21st January - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup still. Also Mediterranean Gull(ad) in roost (A Dean)
RSPB - Great-White Egret roosted 5.05pm (S Pick) Also 5 Pintail reported (per S Pick)
Ladywalk - Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe on river upstream of Car Park (P Forbes)
Wishaw - 9 Grey Partridge, c150 Golden Plover nr Hempit Farm (P Bateman)

Wednesday 20 January 2016

20th January - Sightings

Alvecote - 6 Goosander Mill Pool (P Perry)
Whitacre Heath NR - Short-Eared Owl over Flashes 4.30pm (J Galletly)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (K Bentley) Siberian Chiffchaff ,4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker near Car Park (S Cawthray, K Bentley et al)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl New Reedbed Pool/Fisher's Mill 3.50pm. Also 161 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat, 2 Snipe, 4 Goosander, 6 Shelduck (S Atkinson et al) 132 Wigeon, 21 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (G Williams)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (M Silverman)

19th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (P Forbes et al)
RSPB - Chiffchaff along river by new bridge (K Thorpe)
Ladywalk - Bittern still from 3.30pm (Many Obs) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit (P Sofley) Short-Eared Owl from North end 4.10pm (H Krajenbrink)
Alvecote - Whooper Swan Mill Pool from 3.55pm (R Smith)
Wishaw - 16 Grey Partridge by Kennels. Also 7 Golden Plover, 50 Meadow Pipit in area (G A Williams)

Monday 18 January 2016

18th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Great-White Egret EON meadows just south of car park in flashes/ditches late am/pm then over to main reserve (J Hoyle) Siberian Chiffchaff near Car Park (B Eaton) Also 3 Chiffchaff, Brambling, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bittern, Common Sandpiper (B Eaton et al)
RSPB -  Short-Eared Owl sat between screens, it spent 10 mins hunting between screen and hide 15:35/15:55 (R Davis)  Great White Egret North along river 12.20pm (S Cawthray) Also 4 Stonechat, Pink-Footed Goose, 165 Teal, 12 Shelduck, 178 Mallard, 7 Snipe, 35 Golden Plover, 321 Lapwing, Dunlin on reserve.  Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker from Car park (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Great Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup (D Hutton)

Sunday 17 January 2016

17th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - 50+ White-Fronted Goose over to South 2.55pm (TP, J Allen, D Hutton, S Cawthray et al) Also Bittern again from 2.15pm and Short-Eared Owl. Blackcap(m) on Car Park feeders (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup still (Many Obs)
Whitacre Heath NR - Short-Eared Owl (J Wesson)
Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl (D Baker)
Hams Hall - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 6 Chiffchaff (D Baker, D Hutton et al)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl by Dosthill (per A Archer) Short-Eared Owl 3.55pm Fisher's Mill/New Reedbed Pool (S Pick) Great-White Egret roosted 4.45pm with c35 Little Egret. Redpoll on feeders (W Eley et al)
Lea Marston - Short-Eared Owl from Railway bridge late afternoon (M Pollock)

Saturday 16 January 2016

16th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Short-Eared Owl (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver (Many Obs)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl by new bridge. Also 10 Goosander (T Hollier)
Hams Hall - Common Sandpiper on river (P Bateman)
Wishaw - 70 Golden Plover Wiggins Hill Lane (P Bateman)

Friday 15 January 2016

15th January - Sightings

RSPB - Great-White Egret on river by bridge 4.30pm (G Williams) Also today 2 Mandarin reported North Pit, Chiffchaff, 5 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 40 Meadow Pipit (S Atkinson et al)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern still (S Wood et al) Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker (I Whitehouse)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (I Whitehouse)

Thursday 14 January 2016

14th January - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Bittern still (S Cawthray, S Haynes)

Wednesday 13 January 2016

13th January - Sightings

RSPB - Mealy Redpoll Fisher's Mill by bridge. Also 3 Dunlin, 49 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 5 Goosander, 3 Stonechat (S Cawthray, G Williams et al) Barn Owl Southern Meadow (S Atkinson)
Kingsbury - 2 Barn Owl Richard's Meadow (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern, 8 Goosander, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Short-Eared Owl (Many Obs)

12th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still. 3 Red-Crested Pochard still in morning only. 2000 Black-Headed Gull (S Cawthray et al)
Wishaw - 300 Golden Plover (S Cawthray)
Whitacre Heath NR - Short-Eared Owl on Flashes 4.45pm (J Wesson)
RSPB - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker near new river bridge (G Williams)

Monday 11 January 2016

11th January - Sightings

RSPB - Great-White Egret roosted with 29 Little Egret (J Galletly)
Shustoke - 3 Red-Crested Pochard. Also Great-Northern Diver still (J Hughes)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine, Woodcock, 2 Chiffchaff (S Cawthray et al) Great-White Egret reported on Saturday flying down the river. Apparently seen a couple of times in last week (per P Sofley)

See here for info on recent Scaup Hybrid by Alan Dean.

Sunday 10 January 2016

10th January - Sightings

Bittern - Peter Lichfield

Ladywalk - Bittern again from Riverwalk Hide. Also 9 Goosander. Blackcap on feeders still (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup, 6 Goosander (D Hutton et al)
Whitacre Heath NR - Short-Eared Owl 4.40pm (per D Hutton) Willow Tit, Marsh Tit on feeders(H Krajenbrink)
Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl (K Donaghy)
RSPB - Great-White Egret roosted (T Barter)

Saturday 9 January 2016

9th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, hybrid Scaup still (D Hutton)
RSPB - 3 Ruff Jubilee Wetlands (S Atkinson)

Friday 8 January 2016

8th January - Sightings

Great-Northern Diver and hybrid Scaup - Dave Hutton

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, Scaup hybrid still (D Hutton et al)
RSPB - Great-White Egret with 43 Little Egret again in roost (S Pick, G Williams et al)

Thursday 7 January 2016

7th January - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver, Scaup (or hybrid) still (Many Obs)
Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl still (K Whiston)
Ladywalk - Bittern, 2 Woodcock, Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 9 Goosander, Barn Owl, Peregrine (per P Sofley)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl Play Meadow (G Williams) Great-White Egret reported Southern Meadow (per G Williams)

Wednesday 6 January 2016

6th January - Sightings

Great-Northern Diver - Bob Duckhouse

Shustoke - Scaup (Fem), Great-Northern Diver (A Dean et al)
Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl briefly this afternoon. Also Barn Owl (A Russell et al)
RSPB - 50 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, Jack Snipe, 12 Shelduck, Stonechat (G Williams, S Atkinson)
Whitacre Heath - 2 Short-Eared Owl late pm (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - Blackcap Car Park feeders (P Sofley)

Tuesday 5 January 2016

5th January - Sightings

Short-Eared Owl - Dave Hutton

Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl, Barn Owl (D Hutton) Be aware access isn't possible on alternate Fridays due to shooting in area.
RSPB - 191 Wigeon, 12 Goldeneye, 60 Golden Plover, 2 Woodcock, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechat, 60 Linnet (G Williams)
Wishaw - 51 Golden Plover over Hempit Lane (D Hutton)
Ladywalk - No sign of Great-Northern Diver for at least 3 days (D Hutton)

Monday 4 January 2016

4th January - Sightings

Bittern - Gaz Robinson

Ladywalk - Bittern from Riverwalk Hide (D Hutton, D Mallon)
RSPB - 2 Pink-Footed Goose Jubilee Wetlands. Pintail(m) Fisher's Mill (per K Thorpe)
Wishaw - 300 Golden Plover flew in from distance (S Haynes)

Sunday 3 January 2016

3rd January - Sightings

RSPB - Great-White Egret roosted at 4.37pm. Also 2 Dunlin, 9 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)
Wishaw - Merlin Wiggin's Hill Road (G Robinson)

Saturday 2 January 2016

2nd January - Sightings

RSPB - No sign of Bewick's Swans this morning but Pink-Footed Goose still (A Archer) Great-White Egret left roost again this morning (per Birdguides)
Ladywalk - Great-Northern Diver Whitacre Pool still (S Pick et al) Bittern showed briefly from Riverwalk Hide c12pm (per A Archer) and again later (K Whiston)

Friday 1 January 2016

1st January - Sightings

Bewick's Swan - Tony Barter

Smew - Dave Ball

RSPB - 2 Bewick's Swan (ads) North Pit (G Williams et al) Great-White Egret left roost this morning with 43 Little Egret (TP et al) Also around reserve 2 Stonechat, Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Pink-Footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, Pintail, Oystercatcher (Many Obs) Smew(ad m) Fisher's Mill for 15 minutes then flew north (D Ball)
Ladywalk - Great-Northern Diver still Whitacre Pool (A Archer et al)
Hams Hall - 7 Chiffchaff (S Haynes)