Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Morning rain, 6c : Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 4, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 6, Goosander 8, Wigeon 5, Teal 9, GC Grebe 5, Meadow Pipit 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Collared Dove, Stock Dove 3.(KMC / GWR). Peregrine seen Tuesday evening.
LRP this morning.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Monday 20th March 2017

0930 - 1030 rain, 9c : Little Egret, Heron, Oystercatcher 3, Goosander 8, Wigeon 7, Teal 2, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 7, Meadow Pipit 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff.
Record shots of Red Kite & Goldcrest yesterday.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017

0920 - 1200 cloudy/strong winds 11c : Green Woodpecker (photo), GS Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Bullfinch pair, Lesser Redpoll 12, Chaffinch 2 in song, Goldfinch 5, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting 2, Song Thrush in song, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail 2, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 8, M.Swan pair, GC Grebe 5, Goosander 8, Wigeon 2, Lapwing 3, Oystercatcher, Coot 31, Buzzard pair at nest, Kestrel m, LBb Gull 8, Herring Gull, Bh Gull 100, C Crow/Magpie/Jackdaw/Wood Pig/Stock Dove/Feral Pigeon/Moorhen/Mallard/Tufted/Canada Goose/Blackbird/Robin/Dunnock/Wren/Starling/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Lt Tit 2. Mid afternoon added House Sparrow, Jay, Goldcrest & Sparrowhawk f. At 1650 a Red Kite flew from the north at Stubbers Green over Rushall towards Park Limepits, mobbed by Starlings & Crows. (50 species). Also a Red Fox seen.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017

0920 - 1100 windy, 11c : GC Grebe 10, Tufted 53, Goosander 7, Wigeon 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 6, Heron 3, Mute Swan pair at nest, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff 2, Lesser Redpoll 2.
Poor shot of wary Grey Wagtail on 16th March.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

1300 - 1345 cloudy, cold south-westerly, 9c : Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Chiffchaff in song, Song Thrush in song, Green Woodpecker, LBb Gull 19, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 9, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 6, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 4, Wigeon 7, Teal 11, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.
Frogs yesterday!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wednesday 15th March 2017

0915 - 1120 sunny & fine, breezy, 13c : Little Egret 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan pair, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 11, Goosander 6, Tufted 36, Teal 6, Wigeon 7, GC Grebe 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Meadow Pipit over, Bullfinch pair, Chaffinch, Linnet pair, Lesser Redpoll 7, Reed Bunting 3, Long-tailed Tit 4, Stock Dove 2, Feral Pigeon 11, Kestrel, Buzzard. Also seen - Small Tortoiseshell 2 (photo), Comma, and 4 or 5 pairs of mating Common Frogs at the marsh.
At dusk 2 Pipistrelle and 3 Daubenton's (or Noctule) Bats were flying over the pools.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday 14th March 2017

1100 - 1200 sunny breaks but strong westerly wind, 11c : Little Egret, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 8, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 13, Goosander 6, Wigeon 7, Teal 6, Herring Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. Also a Comma butterfly (photo).
At Linley Wood early afternoon were Nuthatch 2, Coal Tit 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch 3, Goldfinch 6, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit 2, Wren, Blackbird 3m, etc.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday 13th March 2017

0920 - 1000 & 1430 - 1500 sunny but cold westerly, 9 - 13c : Kingfisher, Little Egret, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 12, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 7, Heron, Goosander 4, Teal 14, Wigeon 7, Tufted 22, Coot 29, Stock Dove 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Long-tailed Tit pair, Chiffchaff in song, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard 2, etc.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sunday 12th March 2017

1500-1530 sunny then clouding over, 13c : Little Egret, Lapwing 27, GC Grebe 5, Cormorant 4, Heron 2, Goosander 4, Teal 3, Wigeon 7, LBb Gull 5, Pied Wagtail 3.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

0920 - 1100 lightly overcast, 9c : Chiffchaff in song at the marsh, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Lesser Redpoll 7, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Chaffinch 2m in song, Goldfinch 4, Song Thrush in song, Long-tailed Tit 4, Buzzard, Wren 4, Pied Wagtail 4, GC Grebe 5, Goosander 3, Wigeon 7, Teal 2, Tufted 27, Cormorant 8, Heron, Mute Swan pair, LBb Gull 5, Lapwing 4, Oystercatcher 3, etc.
Redpoll & Wigeon today.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday 9th March 2017

1530 - 1600 sunny, 13c : Little Egret 2, Greylag 2, Cormorant 4, Mute Swan pair, Teal 4, GC Grebe 3, Lapwing 7, Pied Wagtail 4, Stock Dove, Lt Tit 2.
Buzzard on 4th March.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017

0930 - 1100 cloudy 8c : Goosander 3f, Teal 8, Tufted 20, Mute Swan pair at nest, Little Egret, Cormorant 6, GC Grebe 6, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 5 (24 later), Herring Gull 5, LBb Gull 16, Bh Gull 150, Pied Wagtail 2, Collared Dove 6, GS Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 2, Song Thrush in song, Magpie 18 together squabbling & chasing, etc.
Fox on 5th March.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday 6th March 2017

0930 - 1045 sunny, 5c : Peregrine stooped at gulls, Buzzard 3, Little Egret 2, Cormorant, Heron, Mute Swan 2 pairs, GC Grebe 6, Pochard 5, Goosander 8, Tufted 24, Teal 4, Oystercatcher 2 pairs, Lapwing 27, Pied Wagtail, Bh Gull 200+, Herring / LBb Gull 12, Jackdaw 4, Long-tailed Tit pair, Chaffinch in song.
Jackdaw this morning.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Colour Ringed Black-headed Gulls

Danish white/black ringed bird 6JN, and Polish white/black T2RM, both at Stubbers Green Saturday 4th March 2017 (thanks to Roger Clay for details).

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017

0915 - 1030 sunny, 5c : Oystercatcher 4, Lapwing 37, Common Gull 3, Goosander 6, Teal 2, GC Grebe 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 4, Buzzard 5 circling, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush in song, Long-tailed Tit 2, Wren, Chaffinch in song, etc. At 1730 a Goldcrest was present and also Coot 46 & Jackdaw 17.
Oystercatcher pair attempting mating today.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Thursday 2nd March 2017

1530 - 1600 cloudy 8c : Blackbird 14 in field by stables, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 40+, Goosander 9, Pochard 4, Teal 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 5, Common Gull 2.
Drake Pochard.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Wednesday 1st March 2017

1000 - 1030 & 1400 - 1430 cloudy/sunny breaks 5-8c : GC Grebe 6, Pochard 6, Goosander 8, Teal 9, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 10, Greylag, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 56, Yellow-legged Gull adult (photo), Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 250+, Herring / LBb Gull 30, Rook, Collared Dove, Buzzard 2, Redpoll, Linnet, Goldfinch 3, etc.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Tuesday 28th February 2017

0945 - 1100 becoming cloudy, bitter SW wind, 3c : Oystercatcher 4, Lapwing 50, Little Egret, Heron, Greylag Goose, Cormorant 12, Mute Swan 4, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 6, Teal 4, Tufted 35, Moorhen 8, Coot 30, Common Gull 3, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 33 feeding on horse pasture opposite sailing club entrance, Song Thrush in song, Siskin 2, Redpoll, Greenfinch 4, Chaffinch 2 in song, Buzzard pair nestbuilding, a few large gulls, etc.
One of four Oystercatchers this morning.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Monday 27th February 2017

1200 - 1300 cloudy after rain, 5c : Little Egret, Snipe, Lapwing 71, Cormorant 11, Pochard 6, Goosander 8, Teal 12, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull 8, Long-tailed Tit 2, Song Thrush 2, House Sparrow 14, Chaffinch 7, Reed Bunting, Buzzard.
Egret today.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday 26th February 2017

1530 - 1630 blustery showers, 8c : Linnet, Goldfinch 35, Greenfinch, Redwing 3, Common Gull 2, Herring Gull 8, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 3, Pochard 2, Teal 6, Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 50, Oystercatcher 2, etc.
Goldfinch & Linnet this afternoon.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017

1500 - 1530 rainy, 8c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 61, Cormorant 4, Heron, M.Swan 2, Goosander 3, Teal 6, Wigeon, Pochard 6, GC Grebe 2, Moorhen 8, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing, Goldfinch 7, etc.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday 24th February 2017

0930 - 1100 fairly sunny, 3 - 5c : Goosander 12, Pochard 6 (12 later, KMC), Wigeon 2, Teal 3, Tufted 34, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 6, Heron, M.Swan 4, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 40, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 300+, Redwing 4, Song Thrush, Stock Dove 2, Greenfinch 2, Buzzard.
Stock Dove, Redwings & Greenfinch today.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Thursday 23rd February 2017

1430 - 1515 gale-force storms, lashing rain & hail, 60 mph westerlies, sunny breaks during the afternoon, 5c : Goosander 2, Wigeon 7, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 4, Heron (photo), Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 40, Jackdaw 91 feeding on horsefield, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 3, Buzzard, usual gulls etc.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

1220 - 1320 showery, 9c : Little Egret 3, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 5, M.Swan 4, Goosander 4, Wigeon 7, Pochard 4, Tufted 22, Lapwing 94, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull juv, Bh Gull 472, Redwing 11.
Fieldfare yesterday & Little Egret today.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tuesday 21st February 2017

0940 - 1220 cloudy, 10c : Little Egret 4, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 60, Goosander 8, Wigeon 8, Pochard 6, Tufted 30, Teal 21, GC Grebe 3, M.Swan 2, Cormorant 5, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting 3, Meadow Pipit 2, Skylark, Song Thrush 2 in song, Fieldfare 8, Pied Wagtail 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, Lesser Redpoll 12 at Alders, Goldfinch 7, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 2, Buzzard. Also seen - Mallard/Canada Geese/Coot/Moorhen/Jackdaw/Carrion Crow/Magpie/Blackbird/Robin/Dunnock/Wren/Starling/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Wood Pigeon/Feral Pigeon/Black-headed Gull/Lesser Black-backed Gull/Herring Gull. (46 sp.) 60+ Jackdaw flew north over Rushall at 1625, and 4 Stock Doves were in a field alongside the Daw End canal.
Egrets & Oystercatchers today.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday 20th February 2017

1330 - 1400 cloudy, 13c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 52, Wigeon 6, Pochard 4, Tufted 28, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 8.
Moorhen driving off Oystercatcher today.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday 17th February 2017

1045 - 1100 lightly overcast, 9c : Wigeon 2, Teal 8, Great Crested Grebe 3 (photo), Cormorant 8, Lapwing 200, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 250+, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove, Song Thrush in song, Buzzard 4.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017

Late morning, fairly sunny, 9c : Little Egret again at Swan Pool, Goosander, Wigeon 5, Cormorant 13, Lapwing c120. (KMC)
Dark-eyed Herring Gull on 8th Feb.