Friday, 19 October 2018

Friday 19th October 2018

0945 - 1300 sunny after light frost, 8 - 14c : Pochard 8, Tufted 8, Teal 24, Cormorant 21, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Lapwing 85, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel m, Jay, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Skylark 4, Redwing 4, Song Thrush, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 5, Siskin 6, Coal Tit.

Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 2, Common Darter 2.   (RP / GWR)

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

1600 - 1630 rain clearing, 14c : Shoveler 3, Pochard 5, Teal 42, Wigeon f,  Little Grebe 2. Lapwing 118, Cormorant 12, GBb Gull 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Buzzard. (RP)

Gulls, showing head/bill size difference (RP)

Wednesday 17th October 2018

1015 - 1130 weak sun, 15c : Shoveler 4, Teal 14, Tufted 2, Cormorant 24, Snipe, Lapwing c50, large gulls 90+, Skylark 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Kestrel m, Jay 2.


Little Grebe & Yellow Fieldcaps 16th Oct.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

0945 - 1230 cloudy, damp, 12 - 16c : Cormorant  22, Teal 6, Tufted 2, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Heron 6, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 85, Yellow-legged Gull adult, GBb Gull 3, Herring Gull 4, LBb Gull c50, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 4, Skylark, GS Woodpecker m & f, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove 22, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Redwing, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, Siskin, Goldfinch c40.  (RP / GWR)

Chiffchaff today (photo RP)

Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

1445 - 1515 rainy, gales, 16c : Teal 16, Tufted 2, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 21, Coot 23, Moorhen 12, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, GBb Gull 2, Herring Gull 51, LBb Gull 62, Lapwing 34, Jackdaw 73, Pied Wagtail, Starling c150.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Monday 8th October 2018

0930 - 1100 cloudy, 10c : Fieldfare 7 over to NW, Bullfinch 3, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit 17, Jay 2, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, GC Grebe 2, Teal 6, Shoveler 7.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018

1030 - 1200 hazy sun after frost, 6-10c : Shoveler 7, Teal 22, Pochard f, Tufted 6, Cormorant 24, Little Egret, Heron 4, Little Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Lapwing 113, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail, Skylark 4 over, Siskin, Blackcap m, Rook.



                Blackcap feeding on apples today, and a Wren

Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday 5th October 2018

0930 - 1100 cloudy, 14c : Siskin 2, Linnet, Blackbird 5 at haws, Great Tit 20+, Long-tailed Tit 11, Chiffchaff, Jay, Collared Dove 10, Stock Dove 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 100+, Cormorant 17, Heron 2,  Little Grebe 3, GC Grebe, Teal c30, Pochard f, etc.

Green Sandpiper Oct.2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

0930 - 1150 overcast/drizzle, 14c : Shoveler 7, Gadwall pair, Teal 24, Tufted 3, Cormorant 16, Heron 2, GC Grebe, Little Grebe 3, Snipe 2, Lapwing 100+, LBb Gull 12, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 2, Skylark over, Meadow Pipit over, GS Woodpecker m, Collared Dove 6, Jay, Chiffchaff 2, Lt Tit 10, Siskin over, Greenfinch 2. Mute Swan all 6 young & both adults flew out east at 1150.  Speckled Wood 1.  (RP / GWR)

Linley Wood 1430 - 1500, some sun : Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Long-tailed Tit 5.   Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff & Goldcrest at Rushall.  Red Admiral at ivy, Winterley Lane.

Wigeon 29th Sept (photo RP)

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday 30th September 2018

0900 - 1200 overcast, 10c : Cormorant 25, Wigeon, Shoveler 5, Teal 40, Tufted 6, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe, Lapwing 127, Green Sandpiper, GBb Gull 3, Herring Gull 6, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 2, GS Woodpecker, Jackdaw c50, Jay 2, Buzzard, Kestrel, Collared Dove 15, Chiffchaff 2, Song Thrush, Blackbird m, Long-tailed Tit c35, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 2, etc (RP / GWR).


Chiffchaff & Blackcap 23rd Sept.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018

0800 - 0930 frosty, hazy sun, 4c : Mute Swan 8, Shoveler 6, Teal 12 (52 later), Tufted 8, Wigeon, Heron 3, Cormorant 15, Little Grebe 3, GC Grebe 2, Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 90, Buzzard, Rook 9, Jay 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 2 (1 in song), Greenfinch 15, etc.



                  Green Sand, Yl Gull & Woodpecker today.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September 2018

1100 - 1230 sunny, strong SW wind, 15c : Shoveler 5, Teal 11, Tufted 4, Cormorant 16, Heron 4, Little Grebe 3, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 128, GBb Gull, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel f, Pied Wagtail 3, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush 2, Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 8, etc.

Also Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 5, Common Darter (photo), Common Blue Damselfly and a fox.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018

0930 - 1100 rain clearing, 9c : Mute Swan 8, Pochard drake, Teal 11, Shoveler 4, Tufted 6, Cormorant 16, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Snipe, Lapwing 90, Buzzard 4 over quarry, Collared Dove 4, Green Woodpecker, Rook 3 over, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Swallow c35, House Martin 12, Sand Martin 2, Skylark 2 over, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler 6+, Siskin over, etc.


Snipe this morning.

Saturday 22nd September 2018

0930 : Teal 25, Gadwall 2, Cormorant 20, Heron 6, Lapwing 122, Stock Dove 2, House Martin c40, Swallow c12. (RP)



                 Male Sparrowhawk 19th Sept.@ Rushall

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wednesday 19th September 2018

1100 - 1145 strong south-westerlies, 17c : Shoveler 5, Teal 2, Heron 5, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 105, Herring Gull 24, GBb Gull, LBb Gull 60, Buzzard, Collared Dove 3, Pied Wagtail, Starling 250+, House Martin 11, Swallow, etc.

Willow Warbler on 11th Sept.

Tuesday 18th September 2018

0945 - 1045 : Shelduck, Shoveler 5, Teal 17, Cormorant 18, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 92, Herring Gull 15, House Martin 8, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 2,  (RP)

Speckled Wood 11, Comma 2.

Comma on 16th Sept.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sunday 16th September 2018

0900 - 1130 fairly cloudy/some sun 14 - 18c : Mute Swan 8, Cormorant 14, Heron 4, Shoveler 5, Teal 6, Little Grebe 3, GC Grebe, GBb Gull, LBb Gull 30, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 101, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Swallow 3, House Martin 30+, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff/Willow Wblr 4, Collared Dove 4, Jay, Jackdaw 20, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 3, Terrapin!

Comma 3, Speckled Wood 10, Green-veined White 2.

Grey Wags this morning

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

1015 - 1050 fairly sunny, 14c : Cormorant 10, Mute Swan 6, Shoveler 4, Teal 6, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Lapwing 40, House Martin 4, Sand Martin, Collared Dove 4, Buzzard 3.

Greylag on 19th August

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Saturday 8th September 2018

1100 - 1130 rain, 14c : GBb Gull, LBb Gull 55, Herring Gull 4, Little Egret, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 88, Sand Martin 2, House Martin 3, Swallow 15, Collared Dove 6, Chiffchaff 2.

Little Egret on 4th Sept.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Sunday 2nd September 2018

1030 - 1130 cloudy, 19c : Cormorant 5, GC Grebe 2, Teal 21, Lapwing 40, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 6, Buzzard, Jay, Song Thrush, Willow/Chiffchaff 3.

Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Vapourer moth 2, Southern Hawker.

Robin juvenile on 27th Aug.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Tuesday 28th August 2018

0850 - 1000 cloudy 14c : Cormorant 10, Heron 7, Teal 6, Tufted 8, Little Grebe 2, Jay, Collared Dove 18, Pied Wagtail 2, Great Black-backed Gull, LBb Gull 51, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 35, Swift 2, Swallows & House Martins 20+, Sparrowhawk 2.


Monday, 27 August 2018

Monday 27th August 2018

0900 - 1230 showery & breezy, 14c : Spotted Flycatcher, Garganey 2, Gadwall 2, Teal 11, Tufted 5, Shoveler, Cormorant 21, Lapwing 35, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 12, Bh Gull 150, Swift, House Martin 20, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 15, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 5 (2 in song). (RP/GWR)

Buzzard on 25/08/18

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sunday 26th August 2018

0900 - 1040 rainy, 10c : Cormorant 18, Shoveler 3, Tufted 6, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 49, Kingfisher, Swallow 25, Sand Martin 2, Starling 60.  At the floods - Garganey 3, Teal 9.  At Rushall - Spotted Flycatcher.  (RP / GWR)

Garganey today (photo by RP)

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018

0915 - 1115 cloudy, 12c : Shoveler 3, Teal 3, Tufted 2, Cormorant 24, Heron 5, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel m, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Martin 30+, Swallow 20, Chiff/Willow 6, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Greenfinch 7, Bullfinch 6, Lt Tit 10, etc.   Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood.


  A few of the hundreds of wasps feeding on sap oozing from a small Sallow tree on 23rd August.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 2018

0945 - 1130 fairly sunny, 17c : Cormorant 24, Heron 4, Teal 4, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 41, Collared Dove 8, Jay, Swift, Swallow 6, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 8, Willow W/Chiffchaff 8, Whitethroat, Bullfinch.


Wheatear on 21st (distant!)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21st August 2018

1000 - 1150 overcast, 19c : Greenshank then flew NW, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 48, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Teal 4, Cormorant 18, Heron 4, Buzzard 2, Swallows & martins 12, Blackcap m & 2f, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Willow Warbler 4, etc.

Wheatear on southern horse pasture at 1530.


Greenshank this morning

Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday 20th August 2018

1000 - 1130 cloudy, 20c : Yellow Wagtail (photo), Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff, Swallow 5, House Martin 5, Collared Dove 13, Buzzard, Cormorant 21, Teal, Lapwing 20.


Sunday, 19 August 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018

1000 - 1230 overcast, 19c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Bh Gull 125, LBb Gull 10, Herring Gull, Garganey 3, Teal 3, Tufted 3, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe, Moorhen pair with 2 just-fledged chicks, Coot 62, Greylag Goose, Cormorant 19, Heron 5, Mute Swan pair + 6, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 44, Pied Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail, Swift 10, House Martin 8, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 4, Jay, Collared Dove 18, Stock Dove 2, etc.  Vapourer moth 2.


   
             Green Sand. & Yellow-legged Gull this morning

Friday, 17 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018

Morning, cloudy, 16c : Cormorant 17, Heron 4, GC Grebe 2, Teal 3, Lapwing 37, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, LBb Gull 10, Collared Dove 7, Pied Wagtail, Swift 27, Swallow 5, a few martins, Chiff/Willow Warbler, Jay.

               The Stubbers Green Terrapin (photo by RP)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday 14th August 2018

0845 - 1030 cloudy, 18c : Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Heron 5, Cormorant 13, Teal 5, Mute Swan 10 (6 cygnets), Lapwing 3, Kingfisher, LBb Gull 16, Collared Dove 3, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Swift 25, Sand Martin 10, House Martin 8, Swallow 5, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2f, Whitethroat, etc.  Speckled Wood 4, Vapourer moth.

Vapourer moth caterpillar 8th Aug (RP)

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday 12th August 2018

0845 - 1100 rainy, 17c : Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe 2, Teal 3, Tufted 4, Cormorant 10, Coot 72, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 4, Swift 35+, House Martin 20, Sand Martin 15, Swallow, Collared Dove, Buzzard, Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler 4, Goldcrest.  Vapourer moth & a few froglets.


Willow Warbler @ Rushall