Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017

1140 - 1300 light drizzle, misty, 6c : Goosander 3, Teal 8, Tufted 30, Cormorant 6, M.Swan 5, Heron 2, GC Grebe, Lapwing 150+, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 200+, large gulls 100+, Jackdaw 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Bullfinch 3, Greenfinch 4, Goldfinch 30, Redwing 35, Blackbird 5, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren, Stock Dove, GS Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 5, House Sparrow 6, Starling 40+, etc.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017

0930 - 1000 overcast & gloomy, 6c : Goosander 6, Teal 9, Tufted 32, M.Swan 6, Cormorant 4, Long-tailed Tit 11, Common Gull 2, large gulls 100+ incl possible Caspian adult (flew before ID confirmed), Lapwing 120, Pied Wagtail 2. Approx 130 Waxwings at Silver Court, Brownhills during the early afternoon. (PW)
Ringed Black-headed Gull yesterday.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017

1130 - 1230 constant driizle, 8c : Great Crested Grebe 3, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan 5, Heron, Canada Geese 201, Teal 11, Tufted 28, Coot 39, Moorhen 12, Lapwing 176, GBb Gull 17, Common Gull 2, Herring & LBb Gull 100+, Bh Gull 200+ incl a white-ringed bird, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 6, Great Tit 2, Jackdaw 6, Goldfinch 2, Buzzard. Coal Tit at Wharf Cottage.
Great Crested Grebe on 12th Jan.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thursday 12th January 2017

0930 - 1130 overcast, 5c : Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher at lagoon, Sparrowhawk at quarry, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 3, Siskin & Lesser Redpoll mized flock of 40, Goldfinch 12, probable Meadow Pipit 8 at quarry but distant, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 2, Blackbird 6, Long-tailed Tit 2, Feral Pigeon 3, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Wigeon 9, Tufted 30, Goosander f, Coot 20, Moorhen 5, Common Gull 6, GBb Gull 35, Herring & LBb Gull 100+, Bh Gull 200, Lapwing 100, Dunnock 2, Wren, Magpie/Jackdaw 2/C Crow/Wood Pigeon/Mallard/C Geese/Great Tit 6/Blue Tit/Robin/Starling 30. (41 sp.)
Kingfisher through the reeds this morning.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017

1315 - 1430 cloudy, cold NW wind, 7c : Lapwing 203, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 30, Bh Gull 200+, Herring & LBb Gull 80+, Cormorant 4, Mute Swan 5, Heron, Wigeon 7, Teal 9 + 16 at brickworks field, Tufted 20, Jackdaw 14, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit 2, Song Thrush, Redwing 6, Blackbird 7, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, Buzzard 2, Red Fox, etc.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Saturday 7th January 2017

1130 - 1200 misty, damp, 10c : Med. Gull adult, GBb Gull 60, Herring & LBb Gull 150+, Lapwing 144, Cormorant 5, Goosander 5, Wigeon 6, Pied Wagtail, Heron, Mute Swan 4, House Sparrow 6, Yellowhammer over to north.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Thursday 5th January 2017

Lunchtime, sunny/frosty, 2c : Little Grebe, Common Gull 7, GBb Gull 193, Herring gull 550, LBb Gull 94, Wigeon 13, Teal 9, Tufted 7, Coot 41, Moorhen 23. (KMC)
Little Owl near Park Limepits this morning.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wednesday 4th January 2017

1400 - 1430 some cloud, 7c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 100+, over 300 large Gulls present, again with over 50 Great Black-backs, Cormorant 2, Teal 4, Tufted 30, Starling 80+. At Brownhills we saw 10 Waxwings at 1245 in a tree at Silver Court, but these had gone by 1440.
Record shot of distant Green Sand. today.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

1500 - 1530 cloudy, cold NW, 4c : Lapwing 5, Teal 3, Pochard 6, Wigeon 9, Tufted 30, Coot 36, Moorhen 12, over 200 large gulls incl. 50 Great Black-backed, Buzzard, Goldfinch 3.
Peregrine at Walsall 2nd January 2017.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017

0915 - 1020 rainy and windy, 4c : Tufted 36, Mallard 35+, Wigeon 4, Teal 4, Pochard 6, Goosander f, Coot 15, Moorhen 5, Mute Swan 4, Cormorant 7, Heron, Canada Geese 8, Lapwing 101, Great Black-backed Gull 31, Herring Gull 25, Lesser Black-backed Gull 9, Common Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 50+, Pied Wagtail 2, Jackdaw 6, Carrion Crow 5, Magpie 8, Starling 40+, Song Thrush 2, Redwing 3, Blackbird 11, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren, Wood Pigeon 6, Collared Dove, Great Tit 4, Blue Tit 5, Goldfinch 6. Kestrel f at Westgate 1605.(only 35 sp.)

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Saturday 31st December 2016

1000 - 1100 overcast, 7c : Wigeon 8, Tufted 22, Teal 12, Goosander 3, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 80, well over 600 gulls of all 5 common species, Jackdaw 3, Redwing 3, Blackbird 6, Collared Dove 2, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch 3, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit 7, etc.
Gulls on 29th & 31st December.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

1110 - 1130 sunny, 4c after frost : Wigeon 11, Teal 3, Tufted 21, Cormorant 5, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 55, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 25, Goldfinch 4, Buzzard, etc.
Lesser Black-backed with pinkish legs.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Saturday 24th December 2016

1430 - 1450 strong SW wind, 8C : Wigeon 8, Teal 6, Tufted 21, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 4, all five common gull species 200+, Jackdaw 80 over, Lapwing 165, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Robin.
Merry Christmas to all viewers and thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Friday 23rd December 2016

1110 - 1200 overcast, strong SW wind, 8c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 3, Great Black-backed Gull 41, Herring & LBb Gull 110, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 144, Wigeon 6, Teal 5, Tufted 19, Cormorant 9, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 6 (120 to north at dusk on Thursday 22nd Dec.), Green Woodpecker, Starling 120+, Buzzard.
Common & Herring Gulls on 18th December.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Wednesday 21st December 2016

1130 - 1200 light cloud, 6c : At least 450 gulls present including probable Caspian adult (flew off), Yellow-legged (photo), Common 6, and Great Black-backed 22. Also Lapwing 100+, Cormorant 5, Goosander drake, Tufted 28, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tuesday 20th December 2016

1020 - 1120 overcast, 4c : Green Woodpecker, Redwing 5, Blackbird 6, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Goosander 3, Teal 10, Tufted 17, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 12, Herring / LBb Gull 98, Lapwing 99, Cormorant 8, Heron, M.Swan 4, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (at Rushall), Sparrowhawk.
Small clean-headed argenteus type Herring Gull and juv. Black-backed ringer JZ795 today.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Monday 19th December 2016

0930 - 1100 overcast, 6c : Wigeon 5, Teal 11, Tufted 8, Heron, M.Swan 4, Cormorant 11, Lapwing 252, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 7, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 8, Goldfinch 9, Chaffinch 3, Siskin 2, Blackbird 5, Dunnock 4, Wren 2, Robin 2, Collared Dove 3, Buzzard, etc. Sparrowhawk & Grey Wagtail at Rushall......Linley Wood 1400 - 1430 : Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch 4 (photo), Long-tailed Tit 5, etc.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Sunday 18th December 2016

1030 - 1220 lightly overcast, 6c, full list - Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 221, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail, Wigeon 5, Teal 8, Tufted 21, Common Gull 3 (photo), GBb Gull 4, Herring & LBb Gull 40, Bh Gull 100+, Moorhen 6, Coot 20, Heron 3, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 6, Mallard 30+, Canada Goose 30+, C.Crow 4, Magpie 8, Collared Dove 2, Wood Pigeon 5, Starling 30+, Redwing 4, Blackbird 6, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Long-tailed Tit 5, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit, Greenfinch m, Chaffinch m, Goldfinch 6, House Sparrow 12, Buzzard. (37 sp.).

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Saturday 17th December 2016

1020 - 1050 sunny, misty, 7c : Kestrel f, Lapwing 251, Cormorant 4, Heron 2, Mute Swan 4, Teal 14, Goosander 2, Tufted 14, GBb Gull 8, Common Gull 2, Herring & LBb Gull 51, Bh Gull 150+, Pied Wagtail 2, Robin 4.
Buzzard on 5th December.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Thursday 15th December 2016

1115 - 1200 overcast, 9c : Goosander 4, Teal 2 (12 at 1430), Tufted 19, Cormorant 8, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Yellow-legged Gull ad. (photo), GBb Gull 13, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 201, Redwing 3, Pied Wagtail 2, etc. Grey Wagtail on towpath at the Stonehouse, Daw End Canal.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Monday 12th December 2016

1030 - 1130 overcast, damp, 5c : Kingfisher, Goosander m, Teal 2 + 18 more at brickworks field, Tufted 21, Heron 3, Cormorant 9, M.Swan 2, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 9, Herring & LBb Gull 29, Lapwing 167, Moorhen 10, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit 6, Redwing 2, Blackbird 6, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 12, Jackdaw 4, etc.
Herons today.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Saturday 10th December 2016

1015 - 1130 overcast, 10c : Common Gull 9, Gb Gull 6, Herring / LBb Gull 30, Bh Gull 200+, Cormorant 11, Mute Swan 2, Heron, Teal 2, Tufted 10, Jackdaw 6, Rook 2 over, Fieldfare 15, Redwing 3, Blackbird 5, Goldcrest, Chaffinch 2m, Bullfinch 2f, Goldfinch 8, Wren, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Lapwing 55, etc.
Grey Wagtail in the garden. Probably one of the birds seen recently at Stubbers Green.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Thursday 8th December 2016

1030 - 1120 cloudy, damp, 11c : Med.Gull adult PNU5, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 4, Herring & LBb Gull 40, Lapwing 120, Cormorant 9, M.Swan 4, Heron 2, Wigeon 3, Tufted 26, Teal 10, Redwing flocks of 40 & 45, Blackbird 4, Redpoll 40, Goldfinch 9, Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail 2, Wren.
Mediterranean Gull today.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Monday 5th December 2016

1430 - 1500 hazy sun, frosty, 4c : Lapwing 5 + another 11 on field at Daw End canal, Rushall, Goosander 4, Wigeon 3, Teal 9, Tufted 12, Heron, M.Swan 4, Moorhen 15, Pied Wagtail 2, GBb Gull 4, Fieldfare, Buzzard.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday 2nd December 2016

1015 - 1130 overcast, 6c : Lapwing 144, Common Gull 4, GBb Gull 15, Herring / LBb Gull 85, Bh Gull 250, Greylag 2, Cormorant 3, M.Swan 4, Heron 2, Wigeon 3, Teal 11, Tufted 17, Moorhen 8, Coot 20, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 3, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 13, Blue Tit 5, Goldfinch 5, Linnet, Blackbird 4, Redwing, Robin 3, Wren 2, Starling 30, etc.
Greylag today.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016

Linley Wood 1400 - 1500 fairly sunny, 6c : Nuthatch 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Redwing & Fieldfare mixed flock of 15+, Blackbird 6, Wren, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 5, etc. Large numbers of Black-headed & Herring Gulls flying north to roost at Chasewater.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tuesday 29th November 2016

1230 sunny after frosty night : Cormorant, Heron, M Swan 4, GBb Gull 6, Common Gull, Teal 4, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing 80+. At Linley Wood 1430 - - Bullfinch m, Coal Tit 2, Chaffinch 2, Heron landed in tree, GS Woodpecker, Jackdaw 2, Pied Wagtail over, etc.
Crow on ice.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016

1400, cloudy, 7c : Goosander m, Teal 4, Tufted 14, M.Swan, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 5, LBb / Herring Gull 50, Lapwing 80, Pied Wagtail.
Teal drake.