Thursday, 22 February 2018

Thursday 22nd February 2018

1115 - 1210 overcast, icy breeze, 2c : Goosander 2, Pochard 15, Teal 14, GC Grebe, Little Egret, Cormorant 6, Common Gull 6, Bh Gull 300, Lapwing 120, Pied Wagtail, etc.

Sparrowhawk at Rushall 10th Feb.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wednesday 21st February 2018

1140 - 1250 overcast, 6c : Gadwall pair, Wigeon 6, Pochard 16, Tufted 36, Teal 14 at floods, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 9, Common Gull 6, GBb Gull, Bh Gull 300, Lapwing 120, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Jay, Lt Tit 6, Chaffinch in song, Goldfinch 10, etc

Gadwall today

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tuesday 20th February 2018

1530 - 1600 some sun between cloud, 8c : Little Egret, Pochard 15, Cormorant 5, Lapwing 120, Oystercatcher, Yl Gull adult, GBb Gull 11, Herring Gull 18, Bh Gull 200+.

Linley Wood : only Buzzard and Mistle Thrush 2, of any interest.

A Long-tailed Tits nest (last years)

Footbridge over Anchor Brook

Monday, 19 February 2018

Monday 19th February 2018

1200 - 1300 drizzle, 8c : Goosander 9, Wigeon 8, Teal 6, Cormorant 5, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 150, Kingfisher.

Kingfisher at the concrete pipe today

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018

0830 - 1115 generally overcast 4 - 7c : Mute Swan pair, Little Egret, Cormorant 8, Heron, Canada Geese 30, Goosander 2, Teal 8, Pochard 19, Tufted 40, Mallard 60+, Coot 39, Moorhen 10, Lapwing 100+, probable Snipe 3 dropped in but lost to view, Oystercatcher, Bh Gull 200+, Common Gull 5, a few Herring LBb & GBb Gulls, Pied Wagtail, Feral Pigeon 3, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Jay 2, Skylark 3 over singly, Redwing 11, Blackbird 6, Mistle Thrush in song, Song Thrush in song, Goldcrest 2, Bullfinch 3m & 3f, Siskin m, Chaffinch 6, Goldfinch 5.  Wood Pigeon/Carrion Crow/Magpie 40+/Jackdaw/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Long-tailed Tit/Robin/Wren/Dunnock/House Sparrow/Starling. (47 sp.)


       
Bullfinch hiding in thicket, and Oystercatcher
 today

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Saturday 17th February 2018

0900 - 0945 rainy, 5c : Greylag Goose, Goosander 2m, Pochard 4, Wigeon 4, Little Egret, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 50+, Common Gull 2, Song Thrush in song.

Greylag this morning

Friday, 16 February 2018

Friday 16th February 2018

1130 - 1200 hazy sun, 6c : Wigeon 8, Pochard 9, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 120, Little Egret, Cormorant 5, Buzzard.

Wildcat!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday 15th February 2018

1200 - 1300 sunny, cold breeze, 6c : Little Egret 2, Cormorant 6, Heron, Goosander 2, Teal 2, Wigeon 4, Pochard 8, Common Gull 6, Bh Gull 250+, Lapwing 150+, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing 7, etc.

Goldcrest today.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tuesday 13th February 2018

1500 - 1530 cloudy after sleety rain, 3c : Little Grebe, Goosander 4, Pochard 5, Teal 2, Wigeon 8, Coot 38, Moorhen 12, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 200+, Mute Swan 4, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 5, Long-tailed Tit 7, etc.



Are clear blue skies a thing of the past?
7th February.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Monday 12th February 2018

1330 - 1430 clouding over, 6c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 100+, Wigeon 8, Teal 6, Little Egret, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan 4, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail 3, Stock Dove, Buzzard, Mistle Thrush 2, Redwing 7, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, etc.


Oystercatchers today.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sunday 11th February 2018

1030 - 1130 sunny but icy westerly, 3c : Little Egret (photo), Heron, Wigeon 6, Pochard 13, Teal 11, Tufted 32, Great Crested Grebe 4, Cormorant 10, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 200, Lapwing 184, a few large gulls, Long-tailed Tit 4, Blackbird 9.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018

1345 - 1500 overcast, 6c : Goosander 9, Wigeon 8, Teal 2, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 300, Buzzard.


Goosanders today.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

1150 - 1330 frosty 2c : Goosander 3, Wigeon 8, Bh Gull 400, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 200, Sparrowhawk 2, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon 5, Green Woodpecker, Redwing 4, Long-tailed Tit 10, Siskin 3.

Siskin today.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018

1300 - 1400 sleeting, 2c : Goosander 3, Wigeon 8, Pochard 8, Teal 4, Tufted 30, Coot 31, GC Grebe, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 200+, Redwing 9, Song Thrush with snail, Greenfinch 4, Chaffinch 3, House Sparrow 8, Red Fox, etc.

Buzzards yesterday.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

0930 - 1100 sunny, 1c : Goosander 3, Wigeon 8, Tufted 45, Cormorant 4, Bh Gull 300, Common Gull, Lapwing 200+, Kestrel, Buzzard 3, Redwing 14, Song Thrush in song.



                Female House Sparrow & another Fox photo, both taken on 30th Jan

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Thursday 1st February 2018

1330 - 1445 sunny, strong westerlies, 6c : Merlin female briefly on fence post at southern horse pasture before flying off low, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 300+, Cormorant 5, Wigeon 10, Pochard 15, Teal 16, Tufted 30, GC Grebe 4, Stock Dove 5, Mistle Thrush, etc.



Chaffinches & Fox, on 30th Jan.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018

1030 - 1200 sunny but icy wind, 4c : Yellow-legged Gull, other large gulls 100, Bh Gull 400+, Common Gull 2, Wigeon 8, Pochard 16, Goosander 2, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 5, Lapwing 200+, Pied Wagtail,  Buzzard, Redwing 14, Song Thrush, Greenfinch 4, Chaffinch 4, House Sparrow 4.



Redwings this morning.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Tuesday 30th January 2018

1000 - 1130 fairly sunny after frost, 2c : Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Wigeon 8, Goosander 2, Teal 6, Pochard 9, Tufted 46, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 10, Common Gull 8, Bh Gull 400, large gulls 100, Lapwing 200+, Buzzard, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, Song Thrush Greenfinch & Great Tits all in song, Red Fox, etc.



Egret, Heron & Swan on 28th Jan.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sunday 28th January 2018

1015 - 1200 cloudy, 11c : Cormorant 13, Pochard 16, Wigeon 6, Tufted 32, Teal 5, GC Grebe 4, Little Egret, Heron, Lapwing 277, Bh Gull 200, Common Gull 2, a few large gulls, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush 2, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 30, Sparrowhawk, etc.


Grebes today.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018

1015 - 1115 rain & strong SW wind, 6c : Cormorant 18, Heron 2, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 8, Pochard 8, Wgeon 6, Teal 35 at floods, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 120+, Stock Dove 4, Redwing 9, Greenfinch 6, etc.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Friday 26th January 2018

1000 - 1100 cloud clearing, 4c : Pochard 16, Wigeon 8, Goosander 2, Tufted 30, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Cormorant 13, a few gulls & Lapwing, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, Greenfinch 4, Lt Tit 6, etc.

Some of the gulls present yesterday

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Thursday 25th January 2018

1000 - 1100 sunny 5c : Goosander 2, Pochard 8, Tufted 26, Cormorant 5, Common Gull 4, Lapwing 177, Long-tailed Tit 4, etc.

During the afternoon 460 large gulls were present including 52 Great Black-backs.  Redwing 3,  Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird 8.

Bh Gull J8CP today.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Wednesday 24th January 2018

1300 - 1400 cloudy after rain, 6c : Cormorant 7, Heron, Goosander 7, Pochard 8, Teal 4, Tufted 25, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 120+, GBb Gull 26, Rook 2, Jackdaw 50+ over, Long-tailed Tit 10 over Leighswood Rd, etc.


Buzzards yesterday.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

1200 - 1330 cloudy, 11c : Iceland Gull juv., Common Gull 2, large gulls 150, Bh Gull 250+, Cormorant 12, Mute Swan 5, Goosander 2, Little Grebe, Lapwing 150+, Buzzard 2, Redwing 11, Song Thrush 2, Lesser Redpoll 2, Greenfinch 6, Goldfinch 30.




Iceland Gull today.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

1100 - 1230 sunny, cold westerlies 6c : Wigeon 2, Teal 3, Cormorant 3, Heron, Lapwing 150+, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Stock Dove 4, Jay 2, Lesser Redpoll, Goldfinch 9, Chaffinch 2m, Buzzard.

GS Woodpecker yesterday

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Sunday 21st January 2018

1200 - 1310 snow turning to rain, 1c : Wigeon 14, Pochard 12, Goosander 3, Teal 2, Cormorant 5, Moorhen 12, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 22 (incl. yellow-ringed 3P1B), Bh Gull 300+, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Greenfinch 2, etc.

Common Gulls today.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Saturday 20th January 2018

1000 - 1115 sleety rain, 2c : Little Grebe, Little Egret, Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 4, Heron 2, Pochard 10, Wigeon 9, Teal 3, Goosander 5, Shoveler 2, Tufted 20, Lapwing 150+, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing 11, Goldfinch 8, etc.


Little Grebe & Little Egret today

Friday, 19 January 2018

Friday 19th January 2018

1130 - 1200 4c : Wigeon 8, Teal 3, Pochard f, Shoveler 2, Lapwing 172, Heron 2, Common Gull, etc.