Friday, 6 December 2019

Friday 6th December 2019

1100 - 1215 showery, 10c but cold westerly : Iceland Gull adult, 500+ large gulls, Common Gull, Bh Gull 120+, Mute Swan 5, Cormorant 12, Shoveler 21, Tufted 28, Teal 2, Pochard f, Lapwing c80.  (GWR / RP)


Iceland Gull today (GWR)

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wednesday 4th December 2019

1000 - 1200 sunny after frost, 2 - 5c : Mute Swan 4, Goosander 2, Wigeon 2, Teal 15, Shoveler, Little Grebe 2, Heron 3, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull c50, Lapwing c70, Pied Wagtail 2, Buzzard, Raven, GS Woodpecker m, Redwing 2, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 9, Bullfinch, Linnet 2, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 15+, Reed Bunting 3, etc.  (RP / GWR)

Grooved Bonnets on 13th Nov (RP)

Probable Brown Roll Rim on 2nd Dec (GWR)

Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

1200 - 1320 light cloud, 4c, at floods : Snipe 56, Teal 22, Wigeon f, Mallard pair, Moorhen, Raven 2 over, Kestrel m (photo), Buzzard, Blackbird 8, Song Thrush, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 7, Bullfinch m, Reed Bunting f, Robin, Wren, a few Long-tailed Tits etc.  (GWR)

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019

0930 - 1130 fairly sunny, 2 - 4c : Kestrel, Sparrowhawk m, Buzzard, Mute Swan 7, Shoveler 17, Teal 10, Pochard 3, Tufted 20, Little Grebe 3, Cormorant 17, Heron 4, Lapwing c100, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 12, GS Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 8, Greenfinch, Goldfinch 12, etc.  (RP / GWR)


Lapwings & rainbow today (RP)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday 29th November 2019

1015 - 1130 sunny after frost, 1 - 2c : Lapwing 163, Cormorant 21, Heron 2, Tufted 22, Shoveler 16, Goosander f, Wigeon f, Pochard 4, Teal 25, Little Grebe 5, Common Gull 2, Buzzard,  Redwing 2, Song Thrush, Blackbird 10, Bullfinch 2, etc.   (RP)


             Buzzard with prey item & Pochard today. (both RP)

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday 24th November 2019

1010 - 1220 overcast, misty & damp, 8c : Mute Swan 4, Pochard f, Wigeon 3, Shoveler 12, Teal 4, Tufted 28, Heron, Cormorant 18, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 112, GBb Gull 25, Common Gull 2, Herring / LBb Gull c120, Kingfisher (3 sightings), Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker f, Stock Dove 4, Collared Dove 12, Jay 3, Raven, Fieldfare 2 to east, Song Thrush 2, Redwing, Blackbird 14 + m in song at Shelfield, Lt Tit c12, Goldcrest 3, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 6, Goldfinch c15, Reed Bunting 3.

Also - Canada Geese/Mallard/Coot/Moorhen/Bh Gull/Wood Pigeon/C Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie 25+/Robin/Wren/Dunnock/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Starling/H Sparrow. (49 species)

(GWR / RP)


                  Jay and Collared Doves today (GWR)

Friday, 22 November 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

1130 - 1200, 4c heavy cloud : Mute Swan 2, Canada Geese 80, Shoveler 15, Goosander 3, Little Grebe 4, Cormorant 15, Heron 2, Lapwing 126, GBb Gull 35, Common Gull 2.  (RP)

Ringed Bh Gull TRWE 20/11 (GWR)

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wednesday 20th November 2019

1045 - 1115 hazy sun, 6c : Greylag 18, Canada Geese c250, Mute Swan, Cormorant 10, Heron, Goosander m, Teal m, Shoveler 16, Tufted 31, Pochard f, Moorhen 16, GBb Gull 41, Common Gull, Bh Gull c150, Herring & LBb Gull c130, Lapwing 131, Pied Wagtail 2, Goldfinch 14.  Jackdaw 53 to north over Rushall on Tuesday 19th, at dusk.  (GWR)


A few Greylags & Gulls today.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sunday 17th November 2019

1000 - 1150 overcast, drizzle, 7c : Mute Swan 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 10, Shoveler 13, Teal 4, Tufted 30, Pochard 17, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 125, GBb Gull 6, Common Gull 3, Herring/LBb Gulls 50+, Pied Wagtail 3, Raven, Jay, Redwing 10+, Blackbird 8, Long-tailed Tit c20, Greenfinch, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 12, etc.  (RP)

Common Gull on 6th Nov. (GWR)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

1000 - 1200 sunny, 6c : Goosander m, Shoveler 12, Wigeon pair, Tufted 28, Teal, GC Grebe, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 110, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 9, LBb/Herring Gull 100+, Pied Wagtail 3, Rook, Jay, Buzzard 2, Bullfinch pair (male photo), Greenfinch, Linnet 2, Chaffinch 2, Blackbird 6.  (RS / GWR)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

1000 - 1045 cloudy, 7c : Common Gull 4, GC Grebe, Little Grebe, Shoveler 20, Teal 2, Tufted 20, Cormorant 7, Lapwing 96.  (GWR)


Cormorants & Heron 3rd Nov.(GWR)

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019

0930 - 1200 sunny, 8 - 10c : Redwing 10+, Song Thrush, Blackbird 8+, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 3, Skylark 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Sparrowhawk m & f, Lapwing 82, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 16, Moorhen 16, Coot 40, Teal, Shoveler 20, Tufted 20, Mute Swan 6, etc.


Redwings today.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday 30th October 2019

0930 - 1100 6 - 8c : Common Gull 2 (photo), GBb Gull 3, Little Grebe 2, Shoveler 20, Tufted 20, Teal, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 84, Pied Wagtail 2, Goldcrest, Siskin over.  (RP / GWR)

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sunday 27th October 2019

0930 - 1130 sunny, 7c : Shoveler 21, Teal 2, Tufted 11, Cormorant 14, Little Grebe, Lapwing 93, GBb Gull 4, Raven 4 to south, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Blackbird 4, Redwing 4, Song Thrush, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch 12, Reed Bunting f, etc.   (RP)

Earthball or Puffball fungi just through

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

0930 - 1010 & 1115 - 1230 sunny later, 8 - 12c : Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe, Mute Swan 5, Shoveler 15, Teal 4, Tufted 12, Cormorant 17, Lapwing 87, Raven, Jay, Pied Wagtail 2, Skylark 2, Goldcrest 3, Mistle Thrush 3.  (GWR/RP)

Linley Wood 1400 - 1500 : Buzzard 2, Cormorant over, Nuthatch, Kingfisher flew along railway!, Redwing 9.  Red Admiral at ivy, Harlequin ladybirds 10.

Comma on 20th Oct (GWR)

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

0915 - 1200 fairly sunny, cloud later, 8c : Redshank, Lapwing 86, Cormorant 15, Shoveler 15, Teal 8, Tufted 10, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Mute Swan 6, GBb Gull 2, Kestrel m, Buzzard, Collared Dove 3, Jay, GS Woodpecker m, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 2, Skylark 9, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Chaffinch 3, Bullfinch 4, Greenfinch 3, Long-tailed Tit 8+.  Also a Comma.  (RP / RS / GWR)



Redshank & Inkcaps today (GWR)

Friday, 18 October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

1140 - 1250 cloudy/some rain, 10c : Yellow-legged Gull, GBb Gull 3, Cormorant 16, Heron 4, Lapwing 61, GC Grebe, Shoveler 10, Buzzard, Chiffchaff.  Red Admiral.  (RP/GE/GWR)

Male Sparrowhawk, Rushall 13th Oct.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tuesday 15th October 2019

1015 - 1150 overcast, 10c : Raven 2, Kestrel, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff 3 (1 in song), Meadow Pipit 7, Pied Wagtail 3, Redwing, GBb Gull 3 (1 juv.), Lapwing 2, Cormorant 9, Little Grebe 3, Teal 2, Shoveler 10, Tufted 8, Mute Swan 9 (3 juvs.).  (RP / GWR)


Raven today (GWR)

Monday, 14 October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

0900 - 1130 light cloud, 9c : Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Chaffinch 3, Linnet 2, Mistle Thrush 2, Meadow Pipit 3, Skylark 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Jay 3, Col. Dove 3, GBb Gull 2, Lapwing 8, Heron 3, Cormorant 9, Little Grebe 2, Shoveler 10, Tufted 10, Teal 4, Mute Swan 5 adults, etc.  Common Darter 1.  (GWR)

Goldfinches on 25th Sept.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

1015 - 1045 heavy rain easing, 11c : Shoveler 11, Teal 6, Tufted 5, Cormorant 17, Heron, GBb Gull, Lapwing 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Col. Dove 6, Raven over. (No Canada Geese!).  (RP)

Still 2 Chiffchaff at Rushall on Friday 11th Oct, and 5 Swallows flew south on Weds. 9th Oct.  (GWR)

Greylag on 17th Sept. (RP)

Monday, 7 October 2019

Monday 7th October 2019

1030 - 1130 overcast after rain, 11c : Redwing 23 over, Skylark 2 to south, Chiffchaff 4 with Long-tailed Tit flocks, Goldcrest 2, Jay, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Coot 34, Cormorant 14, GBb Gull, Shoveler 5, Teal 2, Tufted 3, etc.

At Rushall a Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, House Martin & 2 Chiffchaffs were seen.  (GWR)

Immature gulls, 4th Oct.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Friday 4th October 2019

1030 - 1200 cloudy, 12c : Redwing 45 to SW in two flocks, Meadow Pipit 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Bullfinch 4 over, Jay, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 14, Herring Gull 31, Tufted 6, Shoveler 7.  Red Fox 2.  (GWR)

Another fox today! (GWR)

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Thursday 3rd October 2019

1100 - 1200 overcast, 9c : Swallow to south, House Martin 2, Skylark 2 over, Meadow Pipit 3, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail m, Jay 3, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Lapwing 40, GBb Gull 2, Herring Gull 12, LBb Gull 86, Cormorant 15, Little Grebe, Shoveler 8, Tufted 6, Teal 8, Mute Swan 6 (3 juvs.).  Small White & Red Fox.  (GWR)



Buzzard (centre) & Sparrowhawk (top right) yesterday, and a fox stalking geese.  (GWR)

Monday, 30 September 2019

Monday 30th September 2019

0930 - 1100 sunny, 15c : Skylark 3, Meadow Pipit 11, Pied Wagtail 2, Kingfisher, Blackbird small flock of 5, Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrest, Jay 2, Sparrowhawk, Raven, Collared Dove 5, Little Grebe 2, Teal 20, Tufted 3, Cormorant 15, etc.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood 3, Large White, Southern Hawker, Common Darter 2.  (GWR)

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sunday 29th September 2019

0940 - 1150 rain later, 15c : Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Swallow 3 to south, House Martin 7, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit 17, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 2 (1 in song), GS Woodpecker, Jay 2, Starling c200, Collared Dove 15, Herring & LBb Gulls c60, Little Grebe 4, Teal 12, Tufted, Cormorant 12, Lapwing 59, Mute Swan 4 ad. & 1 immature.  Red Fox.

Red Admiral, Snout moth.  (GWR / RP)

A late Meadow Brown on 20th Sept

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Wednesday 25th September 2019

1015 - 1215 cloudy/drizzle 14c : Cormorant 15, Teal 16, Tufted 6, Little Grebe 3 (incl juv), Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 63, Grey Wagtail, House Martin 2, Raven, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 7, Bullfinch 2.  (RP)

Young Little Grebe today (RP)

Monday, 23 September 2019

Monday 23rd September 2019

0910 - 1140 fairly sunny, 18c : Whitethroat, Blackcap 2m, Chiffchaff 9 (3 in song), Goldcrest 2, Kingfisher 2, Meadow Pipit 7, Grey Wagtail, Swallow 6, House Martin 2, Jay 3, Buzzard 3, Teal 18, etc.

Red Admiral 2, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer moth, Southern Hawker 2, Brown Hawker, Common Darter 2.   (GWR)



                Little Grebe & Buzzard at dusk, 7th Sept 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday 22nd September 2019

0920 - 1130 cloudy after rain, 18c : Redstart, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 5, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit, Kingfisher, Swallow 3, House Martin 13, GS Woodpecker, Jay 4, Collared Dove 18, Little Grebe 3, Pochard m, Tufted 6, Teal 20, Lapwing 32, Cormorant 23, a few large gulls etc.  (RP / GWR / RS)

Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 3.

Redstart this morning (RP)



             Last Swift of the year on 15th September (GWR)