Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tuesday 21st November 2017

1315 - 1430 overcast, drizzly, 11c : Goosander f, Pochard 6, Teal 12, Tufted 16, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Cormorant 15 + 9 over, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 12, Lapwing 101, Sparrowhawk, etc.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Monday 20th November 2017

1015 - 1100 showery, 11c : Little Egret, Pochard 7, Teal 9, Tufted 24, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull, GBb Gull 21, Cormorant 10, Lapwing 100+, etc. Kestrel 2 & Sparrowhawk at Vigo landfill, Coppice Lane.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

1000 - 1145 fairly sunny, 5c : Great White Egret seen over flooded field by Ibstock brickworks and then over The Swag twice, chased off by a Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan, GC Grebe 2, Shoveler 2, Teal 5, Pochard 6, Tufted 24, Lapwing 123, GBb Gull 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush 2, Fieldfare 4, Blackbird 5, etc.

Big thanks to Tina for today's GW Egret flight shot.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

1000 - 1100 cloud breaking, 10c : Peregrine, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Cormorant 15, Heron 4, Goosander f, Teal 6, Pochard 5, Tufted 26, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 24, Herring & LBb Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 2, Goldfinch 25.


Distant Kingfisher & Little Egret on 11th Nov.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

1015 - 1200 overcast / sunny breaks, 8c : Kingfisher, Little Egret, Dunlin, Lapwing 100+, Cormorant 6, Heron 3, GC Grebe 2, Goosander, Teal 14, Pochard 5, Shoveler 3, Tufted 32, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 11, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest 3, Lt Tit 5, Blackbird 6, Red Fox, etc.


Goldcrests today.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Generally cloudy, 10c : pretty much as yesterday with the addition of Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Common Gull and Caspian Gull 2nd w. Small numbers of Blackbirds in the hawthorn hedges feeding on berries.
Dunlin 8th November.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

0945 - 1115 frosty but sunny, 2 - 5c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 120+, Teal 12, Wigeon pair, Pochard 4, Shoveler 3, Goosander 5, Tufted 34, Moorhen 11, Coot 17, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 16, Mute Swan 2, Heron 2, Pied Wagtail 3, GBb Gull 9, Skylark 4 over, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, etc. Redwing 3 over Rushall earlier.

An adult Caspian Gull & Dunlin were present during the early afternoon (GE).


Common Gull & Little Egret 2nd November

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday 6th November 2017

1100 - 1300 fairly sunny, 4 - 9c : Little Grebe, GC Grebe 3, Shoveler 3, Teal 12, Tufted 34, Goosander 3, Pochard 4, Heron 4, Mute Swan 6, GBb Gull 4, Cormorant 9, Pied Wagtail 2, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 11, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Chaffinch 2m, Lesser Redpoll, Linnet, Goldfinch 9, the usual gulls & lapwings etc.  Fieldfare 4 over Rushall 0930.

Also a late Red Admiral flew past and a Red Fox was on the southern horse pastures.





Peregrine & Raven battle it out in the skies above the quarry on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

1315 - 1500 fairly sunny but NW breeze, 10c : Peregrine mobbed by Ravens over quarry, Sparrowhawk, Raven 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 13, Heron 4, Mute Swan, Pochard 4, Goosander f, Wigeon 2, Teal 4, Tufted 10, GC Grebe 5, Common Gull, GBb Gull 7, Lapwing 100+, Blackcap f, Chiffchaff calling but not seen, Chaffinch m, Bullfinch 2, Lt Tit 6, Red Fox, etc.

Ravens today (and with a crow for comparison)



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday 2nd November 2017

1200 - 1320 generally cloudy, 9c : Mandarin drake circled then flew NW, possibly flushed by egret on Swan Pool, Wigeon 2, Pochard f, Shoveler f, Teal 8, Tufted 18, Mallard 51, GC Grebe 3, Little Egret, Heron 2, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull, GBb Gull 7, LBb / Herring Gull 200+, Bh Gull 200+, Collared Dove 8, Song Thrush, Lt Tit 11, Skylark over, etc.

Also, a Red Fox was seen in the horsefield opposite Yachting Club entrance.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Linley Wood 1400 - 1515 : Nuthatch 2, Jay, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 5, Chaffinch m, Blackbird 2, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail over, Cormorant over. Fieldfare 25 over Rushall.
Nuthatch on 4th October.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Monday 30th October 2017

1015 - 1130 fairly sunny after frost, 6c : Peregrine stooped at Lapwings, Little Egret, Wigeon 6, Teal 7, GBb Gull 3, Skylark, etc.

Caspian-like Herring Gull?

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

0915 - 1130 fairly sunny, NW breeze, 11 - 12c : Little Egret 2, Heron 3, Mute Swan 2, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 10, Wigeon 6, Shoveler 2, Teal 7, Tufted 34, Moorhen 8, Coot 15+, GBb Gull 4, Herring & LBb Gull 100, Common Gull, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 120, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit, Skylark over, Fieldfare & Redwing 60 in 3 flocks, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird 4, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker 2, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 3, Lt Tit 20+, Lesser Redpoll 5, Siskin 12, Chaffinch/Goldfinch/Great Tit/Robin/Wren/Dunnock/Starling/Wood Pigeon/Carrion Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie/Canada Geese/Mallard. (47 sp.).

Also a crow chasing and trying to catch a butterfly in mid air (probably Red Admiral), and a Hawker species of dragonfly along Barns Lane by Yachting Club.
Blackbird today.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wednesday 25th October 2017

1100, fairly sunny, 14c ; little of interest aside from Herring & LBb Gulls 200, GC Grebe 5, Siskin 3, Redpoll 2.
                                         Double rainbow on 11th October

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monday 23rd October 2017

0945 - 1045 cloudy, 14c : Skylark 4 over, Pied Wagtail 6, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll & Siskin mixed flock of 90+ at Alders, Goldfinch 25+, Redwing & Fieldfare mixed flock of 26, Blackbird 3, Common Gull, Little Egret, GC Grebe 6, a few large gulls, lapwings & cormorants also present. At 1600 a pale Yellow-legged (photo) and possible Caspian Gull adult were on site before flying east & north.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017

0930 - 1100 stormy  & windblown, 11c : Little Egret, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 5, Pochard, Teal 11, Shoveler 2, Tufted 20, Heron 3, Cormorant 17, GBb Gull 4, Herring / LBb Gull 213, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 100+, Starling 200+, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 6, Redwing 3, Collared Dove, etc.
                                         Goldcrests on 19th September.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday 20th October 2017

1140 - 1200 drizzly, 12c : little of interest, just the usual Lapwings, Cormorant 16, GC Grebe 5 and the 3 common species of large gull. A few migrant Blackbirds about (picture) and 35 Redwings at Rushall.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

1100 - 1215 overcast, 11c : Common Gull, GBb Gull 2, Herring / LBb Gull 70+, Little Egret, Cormorant 16, Mute Swan 9 (4 adults), Heron 3, GC Grebe 4, Coot 17, Moorhen 13, Teal 16, Tufted 28, Lapwing 80+, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit, Collared Dove, Redwing 2. Fieldfare 25 over Rushall early morning.
                                 Common Gull & some of the swans today.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday 16th October 2017

1015 - 1115 overcast but mild, SE wind, 17c : Skylark to S., Lesser Redpoll 3 to W., Bullfinch 2 to E., Chaffinch 8 to E., Goldfinch flocks up to 25, Redwing 12 to SW., GS Woodpecker, Teal 6, Tufted 23, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 26, Heron 5, etc. Also Vapourer moth & Common or Southern Hawker dragonfly (distant).


Not the moon but the sun breaking through mid morning

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

1115 - 1230 becoming cloudy, 16c : as yesterday with the addition of House Martin 4, Skylark 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove, Collared Dove 3, Lapwing 155, Mute Swan 2 juvs, Teal 11 on Swan Pool.                                                                                                          
                                              something of a stand-off.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

1000 - 1100 sunny, 14c : Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 31, GC Grebe 4, Wigeon 2, Shoveler, Teal 4 + 12 at brickworks field, Tufted 21, GBb Gull 2, LBb Gull / Herring Gull 92,  Bh Gull 200, Lapwing 117, Long-tailed Tit 20, Goldcrest, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit 3, Sparrowhawk, etc. Also Speckled Wood mating pair, Red Admiral 2 (photo's).


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017,

1030 - 1100 westerlies, 14c : Greylag, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Teal 4, Tufted 11, Cormorant 20, Lapwing 136, Heron 5, GC Grebe, GBb Gull 2, LBb/Herring Gull 80, Stock Dove 2. Also Small White 2.

VU2S/5 & VLJO.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday 5th October 2017

1015 - 1100 westerlies, some sun, 12c : House Martin single bird (another at Rushall at 0810), Skylark 2 over, GS Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Teal 8, Tufted 11, Heron 3, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 100, Herring & LBb Gull 114, Bh Gull 120 incl. ringed bird, GC Grebe 3.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

1000 - 1045 NW wind, 11c : Cormorant 19, Lapwing 119, Teal 2, Tufted 11, GC Grebe 3, large gulls 107, Skylark & Meadow Pipit heading south in ones & twos, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 2.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

0850 - 0930 windy, 14c : Cormorant 26, Little Egret 2, Heron 3, Mute Swan 7, GC Grebe 3, Teal 7, Shoveler 8, Tufted 16, Lapwing 99, Herring & LBb Gulls 80, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff 2 still in song.

Wigeon on 19th Sept.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017

1000 - 1115 cloud clearing, 14c : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 100, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 4, Teal 2, Tufted 11, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 18, Mute Swan 7, Meadow Pipit 4 to S, Pied Wagtail 3, House Martin 6, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk mobbed by martins, Green Woodpecker. Red Admiral 3, Small White.
Comma on 24th Sept., and Common Sandpiper.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017

0900 - 1020 fog suddenly cleared at 0930, then fairly sunny 13-15c : Hobby, Skylark 7 to SE, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Pied Wagtail 4, GC Grebe 3, Shoveler 2, Teal 11, Tufted 11, Moorhen 8, Coot only 4, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 118, Collared Dove 11, Jay, etc.
Long-tailed Tit & Reed Bunting on 24th Sept.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

0915 - 1115 fairly sunny, 12-15c : Spotted Flycatcher, Skylark 3 to N, Meadow Pipit 2 to SE, Reed Bunting, House Martin 4, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 4 in song, Long-tailed Tit 5, Linnet 5, GS Woodpecker f, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove 3, Kestrel, Buzzard 5 over quarry, Shoveler 4 at quarry, Teal 8, Wigeon 3, Tufted 11, Cormorant 26, Mute Swan 7 + another at quarry, GC Grebe 2, Herring Gull 5, Lapwing 120, etc.

Also Red Admiral 2, Comma 3, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer & Snout moth, Common Darter.

Tawny Owl calling at Rushall from 0425.

Spotted Flycatcher this morning.