Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

1000 - 1115 drizzle, 3c : Wigeon 9, Shoveler 2, Teal, Cormorant 8, Heron 2, Coot 54, Lapwing 150, Raven at quarry, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, etc.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

1300 - 1340 cloudy, easterlies, 3c : Goosander, Wigeon 9, Pochard 3, Bh Gull c300, GBb Gull 40, Common Gull 2, Heron 2, Coot 44, Lapwing 150+, Buzzard, etc.



A few gulls on 16th Jan.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sunday 13th January 2019

1000 - 1115 overcast, windy 9c : Goosander 4, Wigeon 5, Shoveler 6, Teal 4, Pochard 3, Tufted 42, Cormorant 10, Common Gull 4, Bh Gull 350, Lapwing c150, Sparrowhawk f, Fieldfare 7.

Goosander today.

What the duck....

Friday, 11 January 2019

Friday 11th January 2019

1030 - 1200 cloudy 5c : Pochard 18, Wigeon 9, Shoveler 10, Teal 6, Tufted 34, Cormorant 3, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 40, Goldfinch 30, Chaffinch 4.

Drake Goosander 3rd Jan.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Tuesday 8th January 2019

1040 - 1200 sunny, breezy, 7c : fairly quiet, Pochard 16, Goosander m, Teal 2, Cormorant 7, GBb Gull 40+, Bh Gull c300, Lapwing c150, Fieldfare 3 on berries at Brickyard Rd.

Hazel today : male catkins...

...and female flowers

Ladybirds hibernating

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday 6th January 2019

0930 - 1120 light cloud, 6c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 5, Green Sandpiper at quarry, Cormorant 10, Little Grebe 2, Goosander 5, Pochard 14, Wigeon 5, Tufted 40, Teal 14, Lapwing c120, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Feral Pigeon 8, Stock Dove 2, Meadow Pipit 15+, Goldcrest, Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch 5, etc  (RP/GWR)

Peregrine - pair at Walsall 0920.



              Iceland Gull yesterday & Green Sand. today

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Saturday 5th January 2019

1100 - 1300 overcast, 5c : Iceland Gull adult, Common Gull 5, Little Grebe 2, Goosander 9, Wigeon 11, Pochard 12, Shoveler 9, Teal 8, Tufted 20, Cormorant 4, Lapwing c120, Pied Wagtail 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing 25, Fieldfare 20, Song Thrush, Lesser Redpoll 15.



Fieldfares & Redwings today

Friday, 4 January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

1430 - 1500 overcast, 2c : Iceland Gull adult, Common Gull 4, GC Grebe, Wigeon 11, Cormorant 4, Lapwing c100, Buzzard 2, etc.



Iceland Gull today.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Park Lime Pits / Brook Field 1035 - 1130 : Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Treecreeper 2, Goldcrest, Moorhen 2, Goosander m, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch c100, Brambling, Linnet 15,, Greenfinch 6, House Sparrow 4, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting c20, Skylark 9, Jay, Buzzard, Rook c50, Stock Dove 3.

Stubbers Green 1140, overcast, 3c : Little Grebe, Cormorant 6, Heron 3, Wigeon 5, Pochard 3, Common Gull 6, GBb Gull 25, Lapwing c170, etc.

Grey Wagtail in poor light 1st Jan.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Tuesday 1st January 2019

1025 - 1300 overcast, drizzle, 8c : Mute Swan 5, Canada Goose c100, Cormorant 13, Heron 5, Mallard 86, Tufted 49, Wigeon 3, Goosander 4, Pochard 11, Teal 28, Snipe 24, Lapwing 175, Coot 45, Moorhen c10, Kingfisher, Common Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 14, Lesser Black-backed Gull c10, Herring Gull c20, Black-headed Gull c200, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail f, Pied Wagtail 2, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove 4, Stock Dove 2, Carrion Crow 4, Jackdaw c12, Magpie 6, Jay, Starling 30, Wren 3, Blackbird 5, Mistle Thrush 2, Redwing 4, Robin 5, Dunnock 2, Great Tit 6, Blue Tit 4, Long-tailed Tit 8, Goldfinch 20, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 4, House Sparrow 2, Reed Bunting f.  (47 species). Also Red Fox. (RP / GWR)

Kingfisher today
Buzzard seen late afternoon


Sunday, 30 December 2018

Sunday 30th December 2018

1000 - 1200 generally cloudy, 10c : Snipe 50+ at floods, Lapwing 150+, Kestrel m & f, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Teal 32, Tufted 38, Gadwall pair, Wigeon 5, Pochard 5, Mute Swan 7, Cormorant 6, Heron 4, Common Gull 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove, Stock Dove 4, Jay 2, Song Thrush 2, Greenfinch 12, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 8, Reed Bunting 8, Red Fox 2, Common Shrew.  (RP / GWR)




                Some of the Snipe and Reed Bunting today.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Friday 28th December 2018

0930 - 1030 : Goosander 2 pairs yesterday, Shoveler pair, Pochard 3, Tufted 27, Teal 32, Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults, Common Gull 13, GBb Gull 12, Cormorant 9, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing 150+, Bullfinch, Goldfinch 12.  (RP / GWR)

 
                         One of 3 Yl Gulls today

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Wednesday 26th December 2018

1100 - 1130 cloudy. 8c : Common Gull 6, Lapwing 120+, Mute Swan 8, Cormorant 6, Shoveler 5, Pochard 5, Teal 4, Tufted 30, Pied Wagtail 2, Fieldfare 5 at Brickyard Rd, Greenfinch 5.

Common Gulls today

Monday, 24 December 2018

Monday 24th December 2018

0930 - 1200 sunny/hazy after frost & mist, 2 - 4c : Goosander m, Pochard 12, Wigeon 3, Teal 28, Tufted 24, Little Grebe, Cormorant 10, Heron 3, Mute Swan 5, Coot 40, Moorhen 20+, Lapwing c170, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 20, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove 2, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail 3, Redwing 20, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush 2, Rook 3, etc. (RP / GWR)


Greylag & Goldcrest 22nd Dec

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Sunday 23rd December 2018

1000 - 1130 drizzle, 7c : Goosander m&f, Shoveler 2m, Teal 18, Tufted 22, Wigeon 2, Little Grebe, Cormorant 9, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 171, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Goldcrest 2, Redwing 10, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch. (RP / GWR)


Pied Wagtail yesterday

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Saturday 22nd December 2018

0945 - 1100 fairly sunny, 7c : Goosander m, Shoveler 6, Pochard 3, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 6, Teal 24, Tufted 26, Greylag Goose, Cormorant 5, Heron 4, Common Gull 3, Yellow-legged Gull, Lapwing 171, Pied Wagtail 4, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Redwing 10, Blackbird 8, Goldfinch 12, etc.  (RP / GWR)


Buzzard on 19th December

Friday, 21 December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018

1030 - 1130 rain, strong SW wind, 8c : Shoveler 10, Wigeon 10, Pochard 8, Teal 2, Tufted 22, Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 4, Yellow-legged Gull ad, GBb Gull 58, Common Gull 5, Herring & LBb Gull 120+, Lapwing c100, Grey Wagtail.

Heron on 4th December

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wednesday 19th December 2018

1030 - 1300 sunny, 6c : Shoveler 4, Wigeon 10, Teal 24, Tufted 25, Pochard 3, Heron 3, Cormorant 14, Common Gull 3, Snipe, Lapwing c120, Pied Wagtail 2, Buzzard 4, Kestrel, Jay, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting f.

Delicately Duckwalking

Monday, 17 December 2018

Monday 17th December 2018

1000 - 1115 sunny, 5c : Wigeon 10, Pochard 12, Tufted 12, Teal 4, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull 2, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Redwing 2, Siskin 2. (RP / GWR)




Various winter fungi.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday 16th December 2018

1000 - 1120 fairly sunny, 5c : Wigeon 10, Teal 2, Pochard 2, Cormorant 3, Heron 3, Common Gull 2, Moorhen 21, Coot 44, Lapwing c100, Song Thrush 4, Redwing, Mistle Thrush 2, Chaffinch, Greenfinch 2, Siskin 7, Red Fox, etc.


         Sparrowhawk with House Mouse on 14th @ Rushall (GWR)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018

0930 - 1200 overcast, 5c : Shoveler 20, Wigeon 4, Pochard 12, Tufted 10, Teal 8, Coot 45, Moorhen 17, Cormorant 2, Heron 2, Lapwing 100+, GBb Gull c40, Common Gull 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 2, Siskin 5, Bullfinch, Chaffinch m, Goldfinch c30.  (RP / GWR)

Gadwall on 9th Dec (RP)

Snipe on 9th Dec (GWR)

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sunday 9th December 2018

0945 - 1215 8c showery : Pochard 6, Wigeon 10, Teal 19, Gadwall 2, Tufted 20, Little Grebe, Mute Swan 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 4, Yl Gull, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 100+, Snipe 3, Pied Wagtail, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove, Buzzard, Jay 2, Mistle Thrush 3, Redwing 4, Lt Tit c8, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch 20, etc. (RP / GWR)

Teal on 4th December.

Male Sparrowhawk at Rushall

Friday, 7 December 2018

Friday 7th December 2018

1015 - 1115 some sun, 8c ; Shoveler 24, Teal 8, Pochard 12, Wigeon 2, Tufted 22, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan 3, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 10, Lapwing c100, etc.


Kestrel on 4th December.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Wednesday 5th December 2018

1100 - 1200 rain, mist 8c : Wigeon 2, Teal 5, Cormorant 7, GBb Gull 31, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 121, Pied Wagtail.


Blackbird, Buzzard & Fox yesterday

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Tuesday 4th December 2018

1000 - 1200 frosty 2 - 4c : Wigeon 7, Pochard 8, Tufted 16, Teal 8, Cormorant 8, Heron 4, Lapwing 102, Common Gull 2, large gulls c300, Bh Gull c200, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk m at Rushall, Fieldfare 13 to nw, Blackbird 14, Song Thrush 4, Lt Tit 7,  Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 6, etc.



Jay yesterday