Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020

1210 - 1400 generally sunny but NE wind, to 10c : Mute Swan 2, Shoveler pair, Goosander 3, Wigeon 4, Little Egret, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 2, Heron, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk f, Jay, Pied Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll 3, Greenfinch, Linnet 2, Chiffchaff 7, etc.  Also Peacock 2. 

             Sparrowhawk & Raven circling round high up (GR)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

1130 - 1320 sunny to 16c : Peacock 17, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Comma 6, a few hoverflies and honey bees.

Little Egret, Wigeon 6, Heron 2, Kestrel, Raven, Chiffchaff 6, Goldcrest, Linnet 4, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Reed Bunting m.  (GR)



Comma's & Kestrel today (GR)

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

1015 - 1130 sunny, 13c: Water Rail at marsh, Little Grebe, Goosander 2, Wigeon 6, Teal 16, Cormorant 8, Meadow Pipit 3, Chiffchaff 4, Linnet 2, Chaffinch 4. Also Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock, various bees and Bee-fly.  (GR)


Tortoiseshell & Bee-fly today

Monday, 23 March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020

1000 - 1200 hazy sun 6 - 10c : Chiffchaff 6, Sand Martin 3, Little Grebe pair, Gadwall pair, Goosander 3, Wigeon 6, Cormorant 8, Heron 2, etc.  (GR)


    Chiffchaff today (or Willow Warbler, completely silent bird)
Peacock yesterday

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 2020

0900 - 1330 sunny after light frost, 4 - 10c : Little Ringed Plover, Snipe 3, Lapwing 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 5, Heron 3, Mute Swan pair, GC Grebe, Goosander pair, Wigeon 6, Pochard f, Teal 16, Buzzard 4, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Stock Dove 2, Jay, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff 9, Goldcrest, Bullfinch pair, Chaffinch 2m, Greenfinch, House Sparrow 2, Reed Bunting 2, etc.  Also Peacock 2 and a fox.  (GR)





          Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret & Lapwing today.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Friday 20th March 2020

1030 - 1230 becoming sunny but cold NE wind : Chiffchaff small influx of 6 or 7 birds, Fieldfare 40+ to north at 1100, Redwing, Chaffinch 3, Sparrowhawk mobbed by crow, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing, Common Gull, GBb Gull 2 juv., GC Grebe 2, Pochard f, Goosander 2f, Teal 12, Wigeon 6.   (GR)

Pochard on 14th March (GR)

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Tuesday 17th March 2020

1000 - 1130 overcast, 10c : Gadwall pair, Pochard, Wigeon 6, Teal 2, Goosander f, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 16, Snipe, Buzzard 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff 2.  (RP/GR)


Mistle Thrush & Chiffchaff today (RP)



Monday, 16 March 2020

Monday 16th March 2020

1200 - 1320 sunny, to 12c : Little Egret, Wigeon 6, Goosander 6, Teal 16, Tufted 36, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 10, Lapwing 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Goldcrest.  Also Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock, a few bumble bees and a fox.   (GR)


Peacock & Small Tort. today

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Sunday 15th March 2020

1000 - 1200 rainy, 7c : Mute Swan pair, Wigeon m, Pochard pair, Teal 6, Goosander 6, Cormorant 13, Little Egret, Heron 2, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe, Common Gull, GBb Gull juv, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk f, Collared Dove 2, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush 2, Song Thrush in song, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest in song, Chaffinch 12, Goldfinch c12, Greenfinch 2, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting 2m, etc.  (RP/GR)



    Chiffchaff keeping to cover, Long-tailed Tit & frogspawn today

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

Daw End Canal 1000 - 1100 fairly cloudy, 8c : Little Owl, Pheasant, Lapwing 4, Ring-necked Parakeet 2, Rook 3, Skylark 2, Meadow Pipit 2, GS Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Chaffinch 4, Linnet small flock, Reed Bunting m, etc.  (GR)

Stubbers Green 1110 - 1200 cloudy, 9c : Gadwall pair, Goosander 8, Wigeon 6, Teal 4, Little Egret, Cormorant 10, Green Woodpecker yaffling, Jay, Buzzard 2, Song Thrush 2 in song, Redwing 4, Chiffchaff in song at marsh, Goldcrest in song, Reed Bunting 3, etc  (GR/RP)

An afternoon Stubbers visit added merely Pochard pair, Heron 2, Common Gull, a few large gulls, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove and Sparrowhawk.

Stonechats on 2nd March (GR)

Friday, 13 March 2020

Friday 13th March 2020

1045 - 1230 becoming cloudy, 8c (rain later): Goosander 7, Wigeon 6, Pochard 2, Teal 14, Tufted 40, GC Grebe 3, Bh Gull c150, Common Gull, Rook, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove 2, Chaffinch 2, Goldcrest, etc.  Also 7 Buff-tailed Bumblebees at sallow catkins and 2 Red Foxes playing.  (RP / GR)


More Cormorants (GR)

Thursday 12th March 2020

Park Lime Pits/Daw End Canal 1100 - 1200 : Little Owl, Ring-necked Parakeet 2, Grey Wagtail, Rook & Jackdaw flocks, Linnet c100, Chaffinch 40, Reed Bunting 2, House Sparrow 6.  (RP)

Little Owl today (RP)

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Tuesday 10th March 2020

1000 - 1200 overcast, strong SW wind, 13c : Little Egret 2, GC Grebe pair displaying, Goosander 6, Tufted 36, Teal 12, Pochard 2, Wigeon 2, Cormorant 13, Mute Swan 3, Greenfinch 2.    (RP / GR)


Cormorants & Grebes today (RP)

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020

0920 - 1200 fairly sunny, breezy, 8c : Mute Swan 2, Teal 20, Goosander 3f, Wigeon 3, Pochard 2, Tufted 46, Coot 26, Cormorant 14, Jack Snipe flushed, Snipe 20, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Kestrel m, Buzzard 4, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 3, Goldcrest, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 5f & m, Bullfinch m, Reed Bunting 2, etc.  (GR / RP)



                  Snipe and Cormorant this week (GR)

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Wednesday 4th March 2020

1040 - 1215 overcast turning rainy, 6c : Pochard m, Wigeon 2, Goosander pair, Tufted 32, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Cormorant 14, Common Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat m, Redwing 4, Song Thrush 2 in song, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch in song, Goldcrest in song.  Also a fox.   (GR)



Com Gull & Jackdaws today (GR)

Monday, 2 March 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020

1015 - 1300 sunny after frost, 4 - 7c : Jack Snipe, Common Snipe 19, Lapwing 16, Goosander 8, Wigeon 3, Pochard 2, Teal 29, Tufted 32, Cormorant 12, Mute Swan 2, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull c300, Stonechat pair, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Raven 2, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Bullfinch 4, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, etc.  Also Red Deer 3.   (GR)



Buzzard & Sparrowhawk today

Friday, 28 February 2020

Friday 28th February 2020

1110 - 1220 sleety rain 3 - 4c : Mute Swan 2, Goosander 6, Teal 3, Pochard m, Cormorant 12, Heron, GBb Gull 5 ad. & 4 juv., Common Gull 4, Bh Gull c200, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail 2, Song Thrush in song, Goldfinch 25, (no Lapwings).  (GR/RP)

Wren on 19th Feb (Rushall)

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Tuesday 25th February 2020

1015 - 1100 becoming overcast, rain later, 6c : Pochard m, Goosander 6, Tufted 26, Cormorant 15, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c350, Lapwing 52, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Song Thrush in song.   (RP / GR)
Song Thrush 22nd Feb @ Rushall

Monday, 24 February 2020

Monday 24th February 2020

1415 - 1440 rain stopped, windy, 12c : Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c200, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 26, Goosander 6, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Jackdaw 65 to north late afternoon.  (GR)

Bh Gull white/black ringed TRWE

Friday, 21 February 2020

Friday 21st February 2020

1030 - 1230 overcast, windy, 7c : Stonechat pair, Snipe 11, Lapwing 12, Teal 16, Goosander 13, Pochard 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 21, Heron 2, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 12, Bh Gull c250, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard, Raven 2, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 2, Song Thrush 2, Goldcrest, Greenfinch 2, etc.  (GR/RP)




Stonechats today (GR)

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tuesday 18th February 2020

1030 - 1230 showery, 8c : Teal 2, Goosander 11, Wigeon m, Tufted 39, Pochard 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 9, Lapwing 68, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c250, Col. Dove 2, Mistle Thrush in song, Redwing 8, House Sparrow 15, etc.  (RP / GR)


Pair Goosander yesterday (GR)

Monday, 17 February 2020

Monday 17th February 2020

1130 - 1300 showery, 8c : Goosander 7, Pochard 4, Shoveler f, Tufted 26, Mute Swan 2, Lapwing 71, GBb Gull 17, Bh Gull c250, Common Gull 2, Coot 25, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Magpie 22, Stock Dove 2, Song Thrush 2 in song, Chaffinch in song, etc.  Red fox 1.  (GR)

cornus mas in flower this morning

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sunday 16th February 2020

0950 - 1030 rainy, and water levels high after all-night rain & storms, 7 - 5c : Mute Swan 2, Pochard f, Shoveler m, Teal 2, Tufted 24, Little Grebe, Cormorant 14, Heron, GBb Gull 16, Bh Gull 150, Herring Gull 8, LBb Gull 5, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush and a bedraggled-looking red fox!  (GR)

Little Grebe this morning

Friday, 14 February 2020

Friday 14th February 2020

1015 - 1200 light cloud, 6c : Goosander 13, Wigeon 7, Teal 5, Tufted 33, Shoveler 5, Little Grebe, Cormorant 12, Heron 2, Lapwing 110, Common Gull 4, Bh Gull c250, GBb Gull 5, Buzzard 2, Goldcrest, Blackbird 10, Greenfinch 2.  (RP / GR)


Goldcrest & gulls today (GR)

Monday, 10 February 2020

Monday 10th February 2020

1030 - 1130 cloudy, cold wind, 7c : Little Egret 2 (photo), Lapwing 40, Teal 7, Shoveler 2, Pochard 3, Goosander 6, Cormorant 14, Greylag, Mute Swan 2, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c150, Redwing 2, Stock Dove, Goldfinch 30.  (GR)


Saturday, 8 February 2020

Saturday 8th February 2020

1215 - 1345 sunny intervals, 8c : Jack Snipe 2, Common Snipe 33, Lapwing 137, Teal 35, Goosander 6, Tufted 38, Wigeon 3, Pochard 3, Cormorant 13, Heron, Buzzard 4, Stonechat 2.  (RP)  An Iceland Gull juv was present at 1400.



Jack Snipe, Common Snipe & female Stonechat today  (RP)