Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday 2nd December 2016

1015 - 1130 overcast, 6c : Lapwing 144, Common Gull 4, GBb Gull 15, Herring / LBb Gull 85, Bh Gull 250, Greylag 2, Cormorant 3, M.Swan 4, Heron 2, Wigeon 3, Teal 11, Tufted 17, Moorhen 8, Coot 20, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 3, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 13, Blue Tit 5, Goldfinch 5, Linnet, Blackbird 4, Redwing, Robin 3, Wren 2, Starling 30, etc.
Greylag today.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016

Linley Wood 1400 - 1500 fairly sunny, 6c : Nuthatch 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Redwing & Fieldfare mixed flock of 15+, Blackbird 6, Wren, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 5, etc. Large numbers of Black-headed & Herring Gulls flying north to roost at Chasewater.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tuesday 29th November 2016

1230 sunny after frosty night : Cormorant, Heron, M Swan 4, GBb Gull 6, Common Gull, Teal 4, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing 80+. At Linley Wood 1430 - - Bullfinch m, Coal Tit 2, Chaffinch 2, Heron landed in tree, GS Woodpecker, Jackdaw 2, Pied Wagtail over, etc.
Crow on ice.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016

1400, cloudy, 7c : Goosander m, Teal 4, Tufted 14, M.Swan, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 5, LBb / Herring Gull 50, Lapwing 80, Pied Wagtail.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

A quick look 1430 - 1455, overcast, 7c : Cormorant 6, Heron 2, Lapwing 90, Tufted 14, Redwing 4, Kestrel on hay bales, etc.
Yet another (distant) Buzzard.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

1230 - 1300 overcast, water levels up after Monday's rain, 6c : Cormorant 4, Heron, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Goosander f, Teal 4, Tufted 16, GBb Gull 8, Lapwing 95, Moorhen 15, Coot 20+, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 11, Redwing 3, Lesser Redpoll 3, Greenfinch f, Goldfinch 4, Wren 3, Dunnock 2, Long-tailed Tit 2,etc. Still 3 Muscovy ducks present.
Buzzard on the boats 10th November.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016

1030 - 1100 sunny, cold after frost, 3c : Wigeon 3, Teal 5, Tufted 16, Lapwing 18, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 2, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Dunnock 2, Goldfinch 2, Wren, etc.
Moorhen along the canal on 15th Nov.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wednesday 16th November 2016

1530, overcast, 7c : continuing quiet, Wigeon 4, Tufted 16, Teal 4, Lapwing 38, M Swan 4, Heron, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 3, GBb Gull 2, etc.
A couple of domestic Muscovy-type ducks turned up at the weekend.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tuesday 15th November 2016

1500 drizzle, 14c : Lapwing 100, all five common gull species 300+, Cormorant 6, M.Swan, not much else...
Blackbird, Redwing & Song Thrush on 10th November.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016

1000 - 1030 drizzle, 8c : Yellow-legged Gull, GBb Gull 13, Common Gull 2, LBb / Herring Gull 120, Bh Gull 200+, Goosander 2f, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 2, Teal 8, Tufted 16, Cormorant 12, M.Swan 4, Heron 2, Kingfisher, Lapwing 101, Starling 100.
Yl Gull today.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Thursday 10th November 2016

1000 - 1100 showery, cold NW breeze, 6C : Common Gull 4, GBb Gull 3, Herring / LBb Gull 90, Pochard 4, Wigeon 4, Teal 8, Cormorant 13, Heron 3, M Swan 2, Lapwing 91, Buzzard, mixed flock of Fieldfares 2 Redwings 4 Blackbirds 9 Song Thrush 2 & Robins 3 in hedgerows.
Great & Lesser Black-backed Gulls today, and also Fieldfare.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wednesday 9th November 2016

1100 - 1130 showery, 6c : Little Grebe, Cormorant 10, Heron 3, Wigeon 2, Pochard 7, Teal 12, Tufted 26, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 3, Kestrel on lamp post, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 97, etc.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tuesday 8th November 2016

1100 - 1200 overcast, 3 - 5c : Little Grebe, Cormorant 2, Heron 4, M.Swan 4, Pochard 6, Teal 14, Wigeon, Tufted 8, Lapwing 25, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 4, Herring & LBb Gull 80, Bh Gull 200+, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Siskin 2, Wren 2, Buzzard, Kestrel, etc.
Common & Black-headed Gulls on the ice this morning.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sunday 6th November 2016

0945 - 1030 generally sunny, bitter NW wind, 6c : Great Black-backed Gull 6, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 27, Teal 15, Tufted 15, Mute Swan 5, Cormorant juv, Heron, Pied Wagtail 3, Buzzard, etc. At Linley Wood only Green Woodpecker & Pied Wagtail of note. At Coppice Lane hedgerows - Blackbird 5, Song Thrush 2, Goldfinch 5, Blue & Great Tits 6, & Buzzard.
Redwing at Linley Wood 19th October.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thursday 3rd November 2016

1015 - 1100 overcast, 7c : Lapwing 55, GBb Gull 4, Common Gull, Herring & LBb Gull 79, Bh Gull 150+, Cormorant 9, Heron 3, M.Swan 4, Wigeon 4, Pochard 3, Teal 9, Tufted 26, GS Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail 4, Collared Dove 7, etc.
Brambling in the garden at Rushall this morning.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016

1430 - 1530 overcast, 10c : Wigeon 5, Teal 12, M.Swan 5, Cormorant 9, Heron 4, GBb Gull, Common Gull, Lapwing 36, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Redwing 5, Sparrowhawk.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Monday 31st October 2016

0930 - 1100 hazy sun, misty start, 9 - 14c : Kingfisher caught fish, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 3 over, Skylark 3 over, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit small flock, Wren 2, Bullfinch, Linnet, Redpoll, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 4, Lapwing 4, Moorhen 8, Wigeon 3, Teal 14, Shoveler 3, Tufted 26, Heron, Cormorant 3, M.Swan 4, Kestrel caught vole, Buzzard at quarry, a few large gulls present. Song Thrush 2 at Rushall in garden.
Oxpeckers...

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday 30th October 2016

1050 - 1200 overcast, 11c : Green Sand., Lapwing 117, Wigeon 3, Teal 14, Tufted 20, Heron, M.Swan 4, Cormorant 11, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, GS Woodpecker, GBb Gull 2, Redwing.
"come here often?"

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Saturday 29th October 2016

0930 - 1130, overcast, 11c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 8, Cormorant 10, Shoveler 11, Teal 12, Tufted 21, Heron 4, Bh Gull 266, Herring & LBb Gull 69, Common Gull, Coot 24, Moorhen 11, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Redwing 11, Blackbird 6, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren 4, Starling 70, Goldfinch 35, Great Tit 2, Blue Tit 3, Goldcrest, + usuals (no swans).
Wigeon on 20th Oct.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Tuesday 25th October 2016

1015 - 1230 sunny breaks, misty, 7-9c : Heron 3, Mute Swan 4, Cormorant 13, Shoveler 24, Pochard 10, Teal 8, Tufted 20, Lapwing 58, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Common Gull, LBb / Herring Gull 50+, GBb Gull 3, Bh Gull 150+, Song Thrush, Blackbird 3, Kingfisher 2 chasing. At the quarry - Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit 8, Skylark, Reed Bunting 2, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 5, Long-tailed Tit 7, + usuals.
Buzzard, Kestrel & Reed Bunting today.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday 24th October 2016

0945 - 1030 overcast, 8c : Shoveler 21, Teal 16, Wigeon 5, Tufted 24, Cormorant 14, M.Swan 4, Heron, Lapwing 6, Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing 3, etc. Flooded field near brickworks 1030 - 1115 : Snipe 6, Lapwing 102, Heron 5, Teal 42, Wigeon 2, Goildfinch 3, Siskin over, Robin 5 chasing, Goldcrest, Skylark 3 over, Wren, Buzzard. Kestrel on lamp post at 1400.
View of the brick quarry on 3rd October.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016

1000 - 1045 hazy sun, 8c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 55, Cormorant 13, Heron 3, M Swan 4, Pochard 2m, Wigeon 5, Shoveler 14, Teal 6, Tufted 24, Mallard 39, Goosander f, Moorhen 11, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Common Gull 2, LBb / Herring Gull 41, Redpoll 3 over, Collared Dove 5, Fieldfare 2, Redwing 9, Skylark over, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, etc.
Green Sand., Goosander & Shoveler.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016

1130 - 1230 : Little Grebe, Cormorant 14, Heron 4, M.Swan 4, Goosander f, Shoveler 14, Wigeon 4, Teal 8, Mallard 30+, Tufted 18, Lapwing 107, GBb Gull, LBb Gull 33, Herring Gull 10, Common Gull, Bh Gull 200+, Moorhen 8, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 6, Skylark over, Redwing 2, Chaffinch m.
More beetlemania.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday 19th October 2016

1030 - 1200 fairly sunny, brisk NW wind, 12c : Fieldfare & Redwing mixed flock of 45, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren 3, Starling 20, House Sparrow 2, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 6, Pied Wagtail 6, Meadow Pipit 8, Skylark 4 over, Chiffchaff 3, 1 still in song, Long-tailed Tit 6, Blue Tit, Great Tit 3, Goldcrest 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Cormorant 13, Heron 4, Mute Swan 6, Canada Geese 60+, Mallard 50, Tufted 31, Teal 7, Great Crested Grebe, Coot 28, Moorhen 10, Lapwing 77, Common Gull, Herring & LBb Gull 35, Bh Gull 150+, Wood Pigeon 10+, Feral Pigeon 3, Magpie 10+, Jackdaw 5, Carrion Crow 6, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. (44 sp.).
An invasion of ladybirds on the bridge near Linley Wood today, at least four dozen seen, probably Harlequin types. Also a Red Admiral here.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday 14th October 2016

1525 generally cloudy, 12c : Kingfisher, Cormorant 5, Heron 2, Teal 6, Tufted 21, Lapwing 30, Pied Wagtail 3, LBb / Herring / Bh Gull 150+, Buzzard. Redwing 2 over Rushall.
Snapshots of Kingfisher across Swan Pool today.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thursday 13th October 2016

1600, sunny/showers 11c : Little Grebe, Cormorant 10, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Tufted 16, Lapwing 63, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 3, etc. Siskin 3 & Redwing 3 over Rushall.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

1330 - 1400 sunny breaks, 12c : Little Grebe, Common Gull, Teal 6, Shoveler 4, Tufted 19, Heron 2, Cormorant 10, Snipe, Lapwing 16, Pied Wagtail 5, Kingfisher around Swan Pool, Goldfinch, Chaffinch 2, Buzzard, etc. Common or Southern Hawker dragonfly.
Cormorants 3rd October.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

1030 - 1130 cloudy, 12c : Meadow Pipit 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Goldfinch 16, Redpoll, Lapwing 25, Teal 12, Tufted 16, Cormorant 12, Mute Swan juv, Heron 2, Raven low over, Buzzard, Mistle Thrush. Redwing 3 calls from overflying birds at Rushall 2320 last night.