Friday, 30 October 2015

Friday 30th October 2015

1130 - 1230 light cloud, mild, 14c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 15, Common Gull, Bh Gull 150+, Herring Gull 116, LBb Gull 100+, GC Grebe, Goosander, Teal 6, Tufted 25, Cormorant 4, Heron, Moorhen 14, Coot 15, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackbird 4, Robin, Goldfinch 4, House Sparrow 6, Jay, Jackdaw 3, Starling 20.
Record shot of distant Green Sand.today.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday 28th October 2015

0940 - 1045 overcast, 12c : Kingfisher (photo's), Pied Wagtail 3, Skylark over, Long-tailed Tit 5, Jay 3, Jackdaw 4, Mute Swan juv, Cormorant, Heron 3, GC Grebe, Shoveler 10, Tufted 31, Teal 10, Coot 20, Moorhen 19, LBb Gull 100+, Herring Gull 28, Bh Gull 200+.
(GWR)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thursday 22nd October 2015

0930 - 1100 lightly sunny, breezy, 12c : Fieldfare 5 over, Redwing, Blackbird 4, Skylark 5 over, Meadow Pipit 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Kingfisher, Siskin 2, Linnet, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 7, Greenfinch 4, Green Woodpecker, Jay 2, Jackdaw 3, Cormorant 9, Heron 2, Mute Swan juv, Tufted 21, Teal 10, GBb Gull, LBb / Herring gull 60, Black-headed Gull 120+, Lapwing 20, etc.
Also seen was a male Common Darter.(GWR)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tuesday 20th October 2015

1030 - 1100 light cloud 12c : GBb Gull, Herring / LBb Gull 60, Bh Gull 150+, Heron, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail 3, Skylark over, Meadow Pipit 2, Teal 8, Shoveler 6, Lapwing 45.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sunday 18th October 2015

1600 - 1700 overcast 12c : Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chaffinch, Pochard, Tufted 21, Teal 8, Shoveler 10, Lapwing 56, Heron, Cormorant, Moorhen 14, Coot 12, Starling 60+, Jackdaw 7, Blackbird, Robin, LBb/Herring Gull 80, Bh Gull 120.
Chiffchaff & Speckled Wood on 22nd Sept. (GWR)

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Saturday 17th October 2015

0850 - 1000 light cloud, 9c : Great Black-backed Gull 2, LBb Gull 20, Herring Gull 25, Bh Gull 150, Lapwing 73, Moorhen 10, GC Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan juv, Shoveler 9, Teal 8, Tufted 16, Meadow Pipit 5, Skylark 2 over, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll 4, Siskin, Goldfinch 3, Greenfinch 4, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Redwing, Blackbird 3, Robin 4, Dunnock, Wren 2, Starling 10, Feral Pigeon 2, Great Tit 4, Buzzard, Jackdaw 3, Jay, Magpie 13, C Crow/W Pigeon/Blue Tit/Canada's/Mallard/Coot. (40 species)
Siskin & Redpoll.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday 16th October 2015

1000 - 1030 overcast, 10c : LBb Gull 165, Herring Gull 40, Bh Gull 120, Teal 10, Shoveler 4, Tufted 16, Heron, Mute Swan juv, Moorhen 10, Lapwing 50 at brickworks field, Pied Wagtail 4, Starling 20, Long-tailed Tit 9.
Barr Beacon & Quarry 1045 - 1215 overcast, 11c : Kestrel, Redwing 30+, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird 3, Robin, Dunnock, Wren 2, Lesser Redpoll 4, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 3, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit 20+, Skylark 4, Green Woodpecker 2, Goldcrest 5, Long-tailed Tit 8, Great Tit 3, Blue Tit 6, Treecreeper, LBb Gull 2, Heron, Jay 5, Jackdaw/Crows/Magpies.
Sandstone quarry at Barr Beacon.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Thursday 15th October 2015

Rushall 0830 - Fieldfare 3 over, Redwing 60 over, all to the west.
View of the Seastrike boatyard on 16th September.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tuesday 13th October 2015

0930 - 1030 : Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Siskin 2 over, Fieldfare, Redwing over, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 11, Goldfinch 16, Bullfinch f, Pochard 4, Shoveler 8, Teal 12, Tufted 21, GC Grebe, Cormorant 2, Heron, Mute Swan juv, Lapwing 50, Herring Gull 72, LBb Gull 50, Collared Dove, Jay 2, Jackdaw 3.
Distant Fieldfare today.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday 12th October 2015

0915 - 1000 sunny after light frost, 7-9c : Meadow Pipit, Skylark over, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Siskin 6, Goldfinch 4, Goldcrest 2, Blackbird 2, Jay, Cormorant 2, Heron, Mute Swan juv., Tufted 21, Teal 12, Shoveler 4, Lapwing 27, LBb Gull 88, Herring Gull 6.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Saturday 10th October 2015

Linley Wood 1030, misty 9c : Nuthatch, Coal Tit 2, Jay, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit 7, Skylark over, Blackbird 7, Robin, Jackdaw 2.

Stubbers Green 1100 : Heron, Cormorant, Tufted 14, Teal 2, LBb Gull 41, Herring Gull 5, Bh Gull 50, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing 50.

         Gulls, Apples, Heron, all snapped during September 2015.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Friday 9th October 2015

0930 - 1020 fine & sunny 10c : Pied Wagtail 5, Grey Wagtail 2, Kingfisher, Skylark 1 over + 3 more over Aldridge, Meadow Pipit 2, Dunnock 3, Robin 2, Wren 2, Blackbird, Goldfinch 8, Jay, Moorhen 15, Coot 15, Tufted 14, Teal 10, Pochard, Mallard 30+, Cormorant 3, Heron, Lapwing 69, LBb Gull 39, Bh Gull 50, Collared Dove.
Distant Kingfisher near concrete pipe this morning.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wednesday 7th October 2015

0830 - 0900 drizzle, north-westerly, 11c : Buzzard, Heron, Mute Swan juv, Cormorant 4, Lapwing 2, Teal 4, Shoveler 4, Tufted 17, Pochard, Moorhen 14, Coot 21, Pied Wagtail 3, Siskin over, LBb Gull 40, Bh Gull 80, Blackbird 2, Jay, Jackdaw 2, Wren...Redwing 4 calls given by overflying birds at 2115 last night.
Kestrel on 5th October.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday 5th October 2015

Snipe over, Pochard 3, Shoveler 3, Teal 12, Tufted 16, Mute Swan juv, Cormorant 4, Heron 2, Great Crested Grebe, LBb Gull 80, Herring Gull 11, Moorhen 13, Coot 15, Pied Wagtail 7, Blackbird 3, Robin, Dunnock, Starling 50, Long-tailed Tit 8. Kestrel at 1500. No Lapwing seen but 50-60 were seen over Rushall last night heading south at 1915.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Saturday 3rd October 2015

0845 - 0930 overcast, 9c : Pied Wagtail 13, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, Jay, Pochard 2, Teal 8, Tufted 16, Heron 2, Cormorant 4, Mute Swan 2, Lapwing 50, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull 4, LBb Gull 30, Bh Gull 120. Sparrowhawk over at 1610.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Friday 2nd October 2015

1000-1100 Sunny, 10c, not much about : Grey Wagtail (photo), Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 4, Lesser Black-backed & Herring Gull 222, Lapwing 50, Mute Swan 2, Cormorant 2, Heron 2, Teal 8, Tufted 16, Pochard.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Thursday 1st October 2015

0900 - 1030 cloudy, 12c : Siskin & Lesser Redpoll mixed flock of about 10 each at marsh, Goldfinch 3, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 2, Meadow Pipit 14 over, Chiffchaff 3, Pied Wagtail 3, Coal Tit in Poplar, Great Tit 3, Blue Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 5, Blackbird f, Robin 5, Dunnock, Wren 2, Starling 6, Jay 2, Jackdaw 2, Carrion Crow 8, Magpie 6, Collared Dove 5, Wood Pigeon 10+, Feral Pigeon 4, Stock Dove, Lesser Black-backed & Herring Gull 141, Black-headed Gull 90, Lapwing 50, Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan 3, Canada Geese 30, Moorhen 21 (high count), Coot 14, Wigeon 2, Pochard 2, Teal 8, Tufted 14, Shoveler 2, Mallard 40+, Great Crested Grebe. (43 species)
Pochard & Tufted on 27th Sept.