Monday 29 February 2016

29th February - Sightings

Great-White Egret - Dave Hutton

RSPB - Great-White Egret Hall Lake and Heronry today (Many Obs) Short-Eared Owl, Barn Owl on reserve (P Casey) Peregrine, 13 Ringed Plover, 60+ Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat (G Williams) The count of Ringed Plover is very high for February. There have also been up to 18 at Branston GPs.

Late news of brief views of a Water Pipit on the Jubilee Wetlands East Scrape which then flew towards the North Pit on 26/2, and a probable Merlin flew through on 27/2. The drake Pochard/Tufted hybrid was again on Dosthill NR on 28/2 (G Williams)

Sunday 28 February 2016

28th February - Sightings

Whooper Swan - Adam Archer

Alvecote - Whooper Swan still (J Morgan, A Archer) View west of Statfold Farm south of the B5493 one mile south west of Seckington. Also Whooper x Mute hybrid still Pretty Pigs Pool. Willow Tit Laundry Lane on feeders (A Archer)
RSPB - Great-White Egret Hall Lake 4.35-5.50pm then flew to roost. Short-Eared Owl between screens at dusk. 22 Goosander roosted. Also 10 Ringed Plover, 320 Golden Plover Jubilee Wetlands (S Atkinson, A Archer)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Siberian Chiffchaff,Short-Eared Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Goosander (Many Obs)

27th February - Sightings

Roosting Great-White Egret and Egyptian Goose - Steve Pick

Alvecote - Whooper/Bewick's Swan in rape field NW of Pretty Pigs Pool (M Scott, R Smith) Reported as a Bewick's but pics appear to show a Whooper.
RSPB - Great-White Egret in Heronry roost. Egyptian Goose on west side of North Pit. 597 Golden Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 1750 Starling roosted Silt Pool (S Pick)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Chiffchaff, Bittern (H King)

26th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Short-Eared Owl 4pm (per twitter)

25th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Bittern (K Bentley)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl Dosthill Bunds 4pm. 2 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)

Wednesday 24 February 2016

24th February - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 1200 Golden Plover, Water Rail, 7 Goosander 5 Shelduck, Barn Owl, 3 Stonechat, Peregrine around reserve. Short-Eared Owl Dosthill Main Pit 5:05 pm. 35 Little Egret roosted (S Atkinson, G Williams, S Pick) 2 Short-Eared Owl, Barn Owl 6pm between screens (per RSPB)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Willow Tit, Marsh Tit,  Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Short-Eared Owl (S Cawthray, P Lichfield et al)

Tuesday 23 February 2016

23rd February - Sightings

Kingsbury - Great-White Egret flew over Canal Pool 5.44pm towards Middleton presumably to roost (S Pick) Also Bittern reported Cliff Pool twice in last week (per S Cawthray)
RSPB - Short-Eared Owl over Fisher's Mill and Dosthill Main Pit (J Morgan) Green Sandpiper Dosthill (J Morgan)
Lea Marston - Short-Eared Owl from bridge (S Cawthray)
Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull(1st Win) again (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern still. Also Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, 20 Goosander (P Lichfield et al)

Monday 22 February 2016

22nd February - Sightings

RSPB - Great White Egret again in the heronry with 2+ Little Egret. Around reserve were 5 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Stonechat and hundreds of Golden Plover (G Williams) 251 Teal, 164 Tufted Duck, 400 Golden Plover, 336 Lapwing, 117 Coot (per RSPB)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (P Lichfield)

Sunday 21 February 2016

21st February - Sightings

RSPB - Pink-Footed Goose, 1000+ Golden Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Stonechat, Redpoll (TP, S Pick et al)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern still. Also Willow Tit, Marsh Tit B Pool feeders (Many Obs)
Shustoke - Mediterranean Gull (1st Win) (S Roper)

Saturday 20 February 2016

20th February - Sightings

Bittern - Dave Hutton

RSPB - c1000 Golden Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Stonechat Jubilee Wetlands. 7 Goosander on river. 1+ Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher North Pit. Pink-Footed Goose with Greylag flock. c160 Siskin with a few Redpoll/Goldfinch, 12 Goldeneye Dosthill NR (G Williams, S Atkinson, J Hollier) Also Brambling reported  Jubilee Wetland. Mealy Redpoll and Continental Coal Tit reported on feeders (per RBA)
Coleshill GPs - Short-Eared Owl (S Cawthray)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 5 Siskin (D Hutton et al)

19th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern, Siberian Chiffchaff still (Many Obs)

18th February - Sightings

RSPB - 16 Goldeneye, 254 Golden Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, Dunlin, Chiffchaff (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 3 Bittern on reserve (per P Sofley)

Tuesday 16 February 2016

16th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Bittern still "B" Pools (P Lichfield)
RSPB - 2 Stonechat, 2 Ringed Plover (J Morgan)
Shustoke - Oystercatcher (P Forbes)
Tamworth - Oystercatcher Borrow Pit Lake (TP)

15th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Bittern still (P Lichfield)
RSPB - 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Stonechat, Tufted x Pochard hybrid (G Williams)

14th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff, 7+ Chiffchaff along Entrance Track (B Eaton)
RSPB - 576 Golden Plover 4 Ringed Plover (S Pick) Tufted x Pochard hybrid Dosthill NR (G Williams)

Saturday 13 February 2016

13th February - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Redpoll, Water Rail feeders. 5 Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff Dosthill NR. c300 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (TP)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit (S Cawthray et al)

12th February - Sightings

RSPB - Great-White Egret flew through in afternoon. Also 8 Goosander, 300 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 3 Stonechat (G Williams) Short-Eared Owl Fisher's Mill/New Reedbed Pool 5.10pm (S Pick)
Ladywalk - Bittern, Short-Eared Owl, 2 Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Many Obs)

Thursday 11 February 2016

11th February - Sightings

RSPB - Bearded Tit Dosthill NR briefly then flew toward bridge (M Parnell, RSPB) Firecrest still Dosthill NR. Also Woodcock 8 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander(G Williams) Bittern reported Dosthill NR in flight (per G Williams) Short-Eared Owl over bridge 4.54pm (R Davis) Also 3 Ringed Plover, 306 Golden Plover, Peregrine Jubilee Wetlands. Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker calling from Car Park. Water Rail, Siskin, Redpoll on feeders (per RSPB et al)
Ladywalk - Bittern still (P Lichfield)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (M Silverman)

Wednesday 10 February 2016

10th February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest still Dosthill NR. Short-Eared Owl Southern Meadow  (per RSPB)
Ladywalk - Bittern still tho mobile. 3 Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine North End. Siberian Chiffchaff still by river (P Lichfield et al)
Lea Marston - Red Kite  over to West 3.45pm (S Haynes)

9th February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest, Chiffchaff Dosthill NR. 24 Little Egret Southern Meadow (per RSPB) 2 Pintail, 2 Stonechat North Pit. Barn Owl Southern Meadow (G A Williams)

8th February - Sightings

Ladywalk - possible Mediterranean Gull (1st Win) at junction of Tame/Blythe 3.30pm then flew towards Shustoke (per P Sofley). Siberian Chiffchaff still (S Cawthray) Also 200 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 8 Goosander, 8 Pochard, 2 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit (per P Sofley)

Sunday 7 February 2016

7th February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest still reported Dosthill NR (per A Archer) 210 Golden Plover, 8 Little Egret Southern Meadow (S Pick)
Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (D Hutton)
Ladywalk - Siberian Chiffchaff still down from Car Park (D Hutton) Bittern still (P Lichfield)

Saturday 6 February 2016

6th February - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (S Haynes)

Friday 5 February 2016

5th February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest still Dosthill NR (S Wood, S Cawthray) Also 600 Golden Plover, Oystercatcher (S Cawthray)

Thursday 4 February 2016

4th February - Sightings

Short-Eared Owl - Paul Casey

RSPB - Firecrest still Dosthill Nr with tit flock. Also there 2+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Short-Eared Owl (per RSPB, G Williams et al) Also 245 Golden Plover, Oystercatcher Jubilee Wetlands. Jack Snipe Play Meadow. 3 Pintail reported (G Williams) Barn Owl Meadow Trail (J Hollier)
Whitacre Heath NR - Short-Eared Owl over Flashes (P Casey)

Wednesday 3 February 2016

3rd February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest still Dosthill NR (S Pick)
Alvecote - Willow Tit, Marsh Tit Laundry Lane feeders (R Smith)
Ladywalk - Oystercatcher (K Bentley)

Tuesday 2 February 2016

2nd February - Sightings

RSPB - Firecrest Dosthill NR on spit between the 2 pits (J Morgan)
Alvecote - Whooper Swan again Mill Pool (photoed) and report of Mediterranean Gull (R Smith)
Ladywalk - Bittern still "B" Pools (K Bentley)

1st February - Sightings

Shustoke - Great-Northern Diver still (per A Archer)
RSPB - 6 Pintail North Pit. Pink-Footed Goose Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)