Saturday 30 April 2016

30th April - Sightings

Whinchat - Mike Pollard

Ladywalk - Pied Flycatcher (fem) 120m down from Car Park 18:40 at least (S Haynes et al) Also Spotted Flycatcher from "B" Hide (per P Sofley)
RSPB - Whinchat(m) by Canal Screen this morning (M Parnell et al) Also 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover (S Atkinson, S Pick) Cuckoo Fisher's Mill (G Williams)
Alvecote - 2 Hobby Mill Pool (R Smith)

Friday 29 April 2016

29th April - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey (male) North Pit.. Also 6 Avocet, 6 Ringed Plover, 8 LRP, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Swift, 9 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, Redpoll (A Archer, T Barter, S Pick)
Ladywalk - White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Shelduck, 5 Teal, 3 Wigeon (m) (P Lichfield)

Thursday 28 April 2016

28th April - Sightings

Black-Tailed Godwit - Karl Sargent

RSPB - 18 Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit, 5 Avocet, 3 Mediterranean Gull (K Sargent, S Pick)
Ladywalk - Osprey over 08:45. Red Kite low South over Whitacre Pool 17:05. Also 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, White Wagtail, 6 Wigeon (5m,f) (P Sofley et al)

Wednesday 27 April 2016

27th April - Sightings

RSPB - report of Pied Flycatcher(m) Mill Plantation (per RSPB) possible Goshawk over high to North (G Williams) Also 2 Garganey(pr), 6 Avocet, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull (G Williams, S Atkinson et al)
Ladywalk - Wood Warbler briefly Angling Pool 11.10am (P Sofley)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane. 2 Wheatear Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)
Alvecote - Arctic Tern Mill Pool briefly. Also Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (A Archer)

Tuesday 26 April 2016

26th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 38 Common Tern 3pm (S Haynes) Also 20+ Arctic Tern reported are presumed erroneous.
RSPB - 2 Garganey (pr) still Jubilee Wetlands at North End. Also 4 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands. White Wagtail, 30 Pied Wagtail Play Meadow. 3 Little Egret roosted (TP, S Pick, K Sargent)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)

Monday 25 April 2016

25th April - Sightings

RSPB - Arctic Tern thru this morning (K Thorpe) Also 2 Garganey(pr), Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail (G Williams)
Alvecote - Common Sandpiper, 4 Swift Mill Pool (Bobby D)
Ladywalk - 2 Swift, 15 House Martin, Ringed Plover (P Sofley)
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
Tamworth - Hobby Amington (TP)

Sunday 24 April 2016

24th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 13 LRP, Goosander Jubilee Wetlands/North Pit. Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper Play Meadow (TP, D Hutton et al)
Shustoke - 4 Arctic Tern, 20 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper (A Archer et al)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Redstart by Rudd Pool - different area to yesterday's birds (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Whimbrel briefly back of Pretty Pigs Pool. Also 2 Common Sandpiper, Whinchat (male), Redstart (female), Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Lesser Whitethroat in the area (A Archer)
Whitacre Heath NR - Redstart (f), Willow Tit, 2 Lesser Redpoll (P Casey)

 Large arrival of warblers today particular Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat.

Saturday 23 April 2016

23rd April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. 4 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Avocet still (J Allen) 2 Garganey(pr) Fisher's Mill (J Kenny)
Ladywalk - 2 Redstart (m,f), 5 Whitethroat (per P Sofley)
Shustoke - 2 Swift, 20+ Common Tern (D Hutton)

Friday 22 April 2016

22nd April - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Black-Tailed Godwit Jubilee Wetlands (K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Yellow Wagtail over, LRP, Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 6 Goosander, 4 Wigeon, 10 House Martin (B Eaton). Garden Warbler and Cuckoo reported (per Logbook)
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (D Baker) Merlin(fem) through and Wheatear Wiggins Hill Road (C Hiles)
Shustoke - 2 Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Common Tern (K Whiston)
Alvecote - 3 Swift Mill Pool (R Smith)

21st April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Swift Fisher's Mill. 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (TP et al)

Wednesday 20 April 2016

20th April - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Black-Tailed Godwit Jubilee Wetlands in evening. Also Short-Eared Owl, Barn Owl Dosthill/Fisher's Mill (S Pick, J Allen) Osprey over 10.30am (L Williams) Wheatear (per S Atkinson)
Ladywalk - 4 Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Peregrine (P Sofley)

Tuesday 19 April 2016

19th April - Sightings

RSPB - Osprey Jubilee/North Pit c7pm (P Forbes, S Pick) Also Short-Eared Owl, 5 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper (S Pick) Up to 4 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Avocet in recent weeks (Many Obs)
Ladywalk - Dunlin, LRP, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 12 Goosander (6m), Pr Wigeon on river + 2 drakes on main pool (P. Lichfield)
Whitacre Heath - Swift, Cuckoo (K Everitt)
Shustoke - Little Gull (ad) reported 10.30am (per Facebook)

18th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Common Sandpiper Teal Pool (R Smith)
Ladywalk - 15 Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 5 Goosander (S Cawthray) Whimbrel over (per P Sofley)

Sunday 17 April 2016

17th April - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Pink-Footed Goose over Decoy Pool to NE (J Morgan)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane. Wheatear Wishaw Lane (TP)
RSPB - 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 14 Sedge Warbler (A Archer, K Sargent et al) Osprey over 5.50pm (S Pick et al) 13 Little Egret roosted (S Pick)
Shustoke - Osprey over 4.55pm (J&P Hughes)
Ladywalk - Osprey over 5.10pm (S Haynes) Also Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, Common Sandpiper, 5 Goosander (3m), 5 Wigeon (3m) (P Lichfield)

Saturday 16 April 2016

16th April - Sightings

Little Gull (Mark Priest) and Common Scoter (Dave Hutton)

Shustoke - Common Scoter (m) (P Forbes et al) Also Little Gull for a few hours (P Forbes, C Doyle et al) 21 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper (TP et al)
Ladywalk - 2 Willow Tit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, 13 Goosander (per P Sofley)
RSPB Osprey flew North at 4pm (per W M Birding) Also Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 5+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Pochard (Many Obs)

Friday 15 April 2016

15th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe still (Many Obs) Also 2 Common Tern, 17+ House Martin, Common Sandpiper (D Hutton, S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Arctic Tern, 12 Common Tern, 2 House martin Bodymoor Heath Water (S Cawthray)

Thursday 14 April 2016

14th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe all day (Many Obs) Also 2 Common Sandpiper.  Redstart, Wheatear in nearby paddocks (P Forbes)
RSPB - Cuckoo Play Meadow (per RSPB)
Kingsbury South - 1+ Arctic Tern early am Bodymoor Heath Water (M Pollock)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
Ladywalk - Common Sandpiper, 2 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 4 Shelduck, 10 Goosander (3m), 7 Wigeon (5m), 2 Little Egret (P Lichfield)

Wednesday 13 April 2016

13th April - Sightings

Black-Necked Grebe and Garganey - Tony Barter

RSPB - Garganey(m) North Pit (P Forbes et al)
Alvecote - Redstart, Common Tern Mill Pool (Bobby D et al)
Shustoke - Black-Necked Grebe, Little Gull, Arctic Tern (A Barter et al) Only the Grebe still in evening. Also 2 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (J Allen) 20 Goosander at dusk (S Pick)
Ladywalk - Cuckoo, 3 Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail (P Lichfield)

Tuesday 12 April 2016

12th April - Sightings

Kittiwake - Bob Duckhouse

Shustoke - Kittiwake (ad) early morning until 4.15pm but not later in evening(P Forbes et al) 6 Little Gull (ads) dropped in later afternoon with 1 present till 7.30pm at least (P Forbes et al) Arctic Tern early morning only was probably yesterday's bird (Bobby D)
RSPB - Redstart(m) Fisher's Mill in scrub at southern end (M Smith per RSPB). Also Common Sandpiper, Wheatear Jubilee Wetlands. Short-Eared Owl, Grasshopper Warbler Fisher's Mill. 3 Snipe North Pit (per RSPB, S Pick)
Kingsbury South - Common Tern Hemlingford Water (TP, J Allen)
Alvecote - Redstart(m) Teal Pool Hedge (A Archer)
Wishaw - 5 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)

Monday 11 April 2016

11th April - Sightings

Shustoke - 4 Little Gull (ads), Arctic Tern, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (S Haynes, P Forbes, D Hutton et al)
Coton - Little Gull(ad) (D Baker)
Ladywalk - Sedge Warbler (P Sofley)
RSPB - Greenshank, Dunlin North Pit (G Williams)

Sunday 10 April 2016

10th April - Sightings

RSPB - Greenshank (S Atkinson) 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 LRP, 5+ Ringed Plover, 4 Avocet, 2+ Redshank, Little Egret, 7+ Cetti's Warbler (S Atkinson, J Allen, K Sargent)
Ladywalk - Red Kite over 1.15pm. Also 2 LRP, 4 Snipe, Little Egret, 14 Goosander, 61 Shoveler, 58 Tufted Duck, 51 Teal, 39 Mallard, 30 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon (B Eaton et al)
Wishaw - Wheatear Wiggins Hill (D Baker)
Alvecote - 2 Grey Partridge at Alvecote Pools in Laundry Lane sheep fields. Also 2 Wigeon, 4 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail in area (A Archer)

Saturday 9 April 2016

9th April - Sightings

Alvecote - Great-White Egret Mill Pool late morning but not later (per J Morgan)
Kingsbiry South - 9 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (M Pollock et al)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (K Whiston)

Friday 8 April 2016

8th April - Sightings

Kingsbury South - Brambling(fem) in hedge by Causeway Pool (A Dean)
Marston - 3 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail Marston Fields GPs (A Dean)
Shustoke - Brambling (P Forbes)

Thursday 7 April 2016

7th April - Sightings

RSPB - Possible 'Northern Willow Warbler' of the race acredula. Also 12 Shelduck, 32 Shoveler, Goldeneye (male), 3 Goosander, 3 Avocet, 10 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 LRP, 3 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull (both adults), Lesser Redpoll (A Archer et al)
Shustoke - Kittiwake(ad) early afternoon but not later (S Haynes)
Kingsbury South - 5 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow. 20+ House Martin, 20+ Swallow, 70+ Sand Martin Hemlingford Water (A Archer)
Alvecote - Marsh Harrier reported (per J Morgan)

Wednesday 6 April 2016

6th April - Sightings

Shustoke - LRP, Ringed Plover (P Forbes)
Kingsbury South - 4 Yellow Wagtail Mill Meadow (M Pollock)
RSPB - Sedge Warbler by river Screen. Also Yellow Wagtail over North Pit (K Thorpe)

Tuesday 5 April 2016

5th April - Sightings

Kingsbury - Redstart in hedge at rear of Otter Pool (S Cawthray)
Alvecote - Egyptian Goose Railway Pool (J Morgan, R Smith)
RSPB - 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Avocet North Pit. Barn Owl Meadow Trail. 12 Goosander (S Pick, J Hollier et al)
Ladywalk - 8 Goosander, 3 Little Egret (H Miller)

4th April - Sightings

Shustoke - Common Tern, Brambling (S Pick, P Forbes)
RSPB - 4 Avocet, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear North Pit (C Doyle)
Ladywalk - 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 3 Little Egret (P Lichfield)

Sunday 3 April 2016

3rd April - Sightings

Alvecote - Jack Snipe Mill Pool (J Morgan) Brambling Teal Pool Hedge (A Archer)
RSPB - 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Avocet, 3 Goosander North Pit (TP et al)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear Blindpit Lane (D Baker)
Coton - 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler (D Hutton)

Saturday 2 April 2016

2nd April - Sightings

Alvecote - Osprey over Mill Pool to North 11.15am. Also c100 Sand Martin (TP) Wheatear Laundry Lane (R Smith)
Tamworth - House Martin, 5 Swallow, c200 Sand Martin Borrowpit Lake (TP)
Wishaw - Osprey over Blindpit Lane 3.10pm (TP, J Allen) 7 Wheatear - 3 Blindpit Lane, 4 Wishaw Lane/Wiggins Hill (D Baker et al)
RSPB - 2 Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear North Pit. 7 LRP, 5 Redshank, Avocet, 2 Curlew Jubilee Wetlands. Blackcap, Willow Warbler Mill Plantation (S Pick, J Hollier et al)
Ladywalk - 2 Willow Warbler,24 Chiffchaff,3 Cettis Warbler,3 Siskin,2 Redwing,3 Meadow pipit (P Sofley)

1st April - Sightings

Ladywalk - 2 Redshank, 2 LRP,  2 Oystercatcher, 12+ Sand Martin, Swallow, 8 Goosander (2m), Little Egret (P Lichfield)
RSPB - 2 Mediterranean Gull including ringed bird North Pit (S Wood)
Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (G A Williams)

31st March - Sightings

Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
RSPB - Mediterranean Gull North Pit (Many Obs) Also Dunlin, 4 Goosander (C Doyle) Green Sandpiper Hall Lake (G A Williams)
Ladywalk - 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 LRP, 2 Redshank, 14 Goosander (inc 4m), 3 Shelduck, 5 Snipe (P Lichfield)

30th March - Sightings

Ladywalk - Mediterranean Gull (1st Win) 1.25-1.39pm only. Also 2 LRP, 40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow (P Sofley) Osprey on 23/03 (per P Sofley)
RSPB - Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Shelduck, Redpoll (H Miller)