Thursday 26 May 2016

26th May - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff (S Atkinson)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) (K Bentley) Marsh Harrier(fem) (R King)

25th May - Sightings

Ladywalk - Red Kite over NW 3.30pm. Also Shoveler brood of 3 and Gadwall brood of 5. also 2 Wigeon, c100 House Martin (per P Sofley)

Sunday 22 May 2016

22nd May - Sightings

RSPB - Osprey over North Pit (per Staffs Birding) GLOSSY IBIS over Fisher's Mill/Jubilee Wetlands c12.33pm (P Scofield) This bird was seen later at Whitemoor Haye.

21st May - Sightings

RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, 2 Yellow Wagtail (TP)

Friday 20 May 2016

20th May - Sightings

Alvecote - 2 Hobby Mill Pool (J Morgan)
RSPB - Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 3 Avocet Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)

Thursday 19 May 2016

19th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Avocet Fisher's Mill. Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Peregrine Jubilee wetlands/North Pit (S Pick, P Forbes)
Kingsbury - Great-White Egret reported in flight over the M42 flying towrds RSPB 6.55am (A Archer)

Wednesday 18 May 2016

18th May - Sightings

RSPB - Bittern again in flight Jubilee Wetlands 5.50pm. Spotted Flycatcher Fisher's Mill behind benches. 2 Dunlin, 3 Avocet, 2 Arctic Tern reported, Hobby on reserve (A Archer et al)
Shustoke - Common Sandpiper, LRP, Hobby (P Forbes)

17th May - Sightings

Garganey - Steve Pick and Cuckoo - Peter Lichfield

RSPB - Garganey(m), Dunlin, 2 Avocet Jubilee Wetlands. 5 Pochard Fisher's Mill ((S Pick, TP)
Ladywalk - 5 Cuckoo on reserve (P Sofley et al)

Monday 16 May 2016

16th May - Sightings

RSPB - Garganey Fisher's Mill (C Reed) 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 4 Avocet on reserve (Many Obs)
Alvecote - Hobby Mill Pool (J Morgan)

Sunday 15 May 2016

15th May - Sightings

RSPB - 8 Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick)

Saturday 14 May 2016

14th May - Sightings

RSPB - Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern Dosthill Main Pit (G Williams, TP)  2 Wigeon North Pit. Pochard(m) Dosthill NR. Greenshank, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) (Y Moore) Also LRP,  Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Goosander(m), Wigeon (m), 2 Teal (pr) (P Lichfield)
Kingsbury - 3 Wigeon (2m,f) Cliff Pool (S Pick)

Friday 13 May 2016

13th May - Sightings

Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
RSPB - Arctic Tern, Wigeon(m), Garganey(m), Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail (G Williams et al)

Thursday 12 May 2016

12th May - Sightings

Hobby - Mark Priest

Kingsbury South - Black Tern still (G A Williams)
Wishaw - Corn Bunting Blindpit Lane (G A Williams)
RSPB - Whimbrel flew over Jubilee Wetlands to North 7.40pm. Also Garganey, Wigeon North Pit. Grey Plover (till 7.40pm when flew off with Whimbrel), 2 Greenshank, Ruff Jubilee Wetlands(TP, S Pick et al) Hobby Fisher's Mill (M Priest) Goosander on river (G Williams)
Ladywalk - GLOSSY IBIS 12.25-12.34 when flew south - photoed (A & A Brookes)

Wednesday 11 May 2016

11th May - Sightings

RSPB - 2 Ruff,  2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper,15 Dunlin, Whinchat(fem) Jubilee Wetlands. 4 Dunlin Fisher's Mill (S Pick, K Whiston, S Cawthray, G Williams) Grey Plover, Greenshank Southern Meadow (S Cawthray). Water levels are now high on main Jubilee Wetlands.
Shustoke - Whimbrel over. Also 4 Common Sandpiper, 16 Common Tern (S Cawthray)
Kingsbury South - Black Tern Bodymoor Heath Water (M Pollock)
Ladywalk - 4 Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 3 Pochard, 3 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, Common Sandpiper (P Sofley)

Tuesday 10 May 2016

10th May - Sightings

RSPB - 3 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 2 Greenshank, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover,15 Arctic Tern briefly Jubilee Wetlands/North Pit (TP, G Williams) Garganey, Mandarin still Fisher's Mill (per Facebook) Water levels rising.
Alvecote - Grey Plover Teal Pool - photoed. Also 4 Redshank (A Archer, R Smith) Little Tern reported may be erroneous.

Monday 9 May 2016

9th May - Sightings

Avocets and Black-Tailed Godwit - Mark Priest

RSPB - Grey Plover till dusk Jubilee Wetlands (G Williams et al) 3 Bar-Tailed Godwit reported Jubilee Wetlands (per RBA) Also 2 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit, 8 Avocet + 4 Young, 4 Mediterranean Gull Jubilee/North Pit. Siskin over. Garganey, Mandarin(m) Fisher's Mill (P Andrews, TP, K Sargent, G Williams et al)
Ladywalk - Whimbrel flew over 8:45am. Also Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 3 LRP (per P Sofley)

Sunday 8 May 2016

8th May - Sightings

Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher Laundry Lane. 2 Hobby Mill Pool (J Morgan)
RSPB - Black Tern Jubilee Wetlands 2.30pm at least (M Palmer) Garganey(m) again North Pit (A Barter)

Saturday 7 May 2016

7th May - Sightings

RSPB - Ruff, Greenshank, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover,  Avocet + 4 young, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, 2 Goosander, Water Rail, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Hobby, Barn Owl, 10+ Cettis Warbler, 5 Grasshoper Warbler, 3 Cuckoo (TP, S Pick, S Atkinson et al). 89 species recorded on the reserve today.
Ladywalk - Red Kite, Hobby, Peregrine, Barn Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Water Rail, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, LRP, 3 Cuckoo,2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Wigeon,3 Goosander (P Sofley et al). 93 species recorded on the reserve today.

Friday 6 May 2016

6th May - Sightings

Shustoke - 5 Black Tern mid evening at least. Also 2 Common Sandpiper (S Haynes et al)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) "B" Pools (P Lichfield)
RSPB - Avocet + 3 young, Garganey(m), 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail Jubilee Wetlands (S Pick, TP)
Wishaw - Wheatear Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)

Thursday 5 May 2016

5th May - Sightings

Ruff - Peter Lichfield

RSPB - Greenshank, Garganey Jubilee Wetlands. Also 2 Cuckoo, Hobby, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper (K Thorpe et al) Black-Necked Grebe North Pit and still this evening (per RSPB, S Pick)
Ladywalk - Ruff(m) (P Lichfield)
Wishaw - 9 Wheatear - 7 Wishaw Lane, 2 Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)

Wednesday 4 May 2016

4th May - Sightings

Marsh Harrier - Karl Sargent

RSPB - Pied Flycatcher still Middleton Hall but generally elusive. No sign in 2 hours this evening (K Thorpe) Marsh Harrier flew over to West in morning (K Sargent) Also Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Snipe, 4 Med Gulls, 3+ reeling Grasshopper Warbler (S Atkinson et al)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) still "B" Pools. Also Pochard, 3 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 4 Shoveler,4 Goosander, Spotted Flycatcher (P Sofley et al)
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)
Kingsbury - Black-Tailed Godwit Cliff Pool (Bobby D)
Shustoke - Red Kite drifted southeast over east end 2.35 pm (R Williams)

Tuesday 3 May 2016

3rd May - Sightings

Whinchat - Adam Archer

Garganey - Bob Duckhouse

Pied Flycatcher - Pete Forbes

RSPB - Pied Flycatcher (ringed 1st Sum male) singing near entrance to Middleton Hall this morning only (K Thorpe et al) Bittern showed well in flight late evening New Reedbed Pool (TP, J Allen, S Pick) Also 2 Whinchat(2m), 3 Wheatear, Cuckoo, 3 Dunlin, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 6 Avocet, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail on reserve. 5 Little Egret roosted (A Archer, TP et al)
Ladywalk - Garganey(m) "B" Pools. Also Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 2 Little Egret (P Lichfield et al)
Wishaw - 3 Wheatear Wishaw Lane (C Hiles)  Observer has now seen 33 Wheatear in area this spring.

Monday 2 May 2016

2nd May - Sightings

RSPB - Whimbrel for a short while mid-morning (S Atkinson et al) Black-Tailed Godwit early am only (S Pick) Also 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6 Avocet, 4 Mediterranean Gull (Many Obs)
Coton - Garden Warbler (TP)

Sunday 1 May 2016

1st May - Sightings

Pied Flycatcher - Donna Mallon

Ladywalk - Black-Tailed Godwit "B" Pools (P Forbes) Pied Flycatcher(fem) still this afternoon c100m down from Car Park (D Hutton et al) White Wagtail on river (D Hutton)
RSPB - Cuckoo, Goosander (male), 6 Avocet, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 75+ Common Swift, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (A Archer, J Allen)