Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wednesday 30th March 2016

1130 - 1230 sunny, 7c : Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting m, Pied Wagtail 2, Siskin, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 2, Linnet, Goosander m, GC Grebe, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, Coot 14, Moorhen 5, Mute Swan pair, Buzzard 4, LBb Gull 13, Bh Gull 50, Herring Gull 5, etc.
Wren on 21st March.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tuesday 29th March 2016

1300 sunny but cold SW wind, 9c : very quiet, only Oystercatcher 2, Goosander f, Buzzard 2, & Mute Swan pair of note.
Red Deer in the rain at Chasewater, a species unlikely to be encountered at Stubbers Green...

Monday, 28 March 2016

Monday 28th March 2016

1300 - 1330 usual crap Easter weather : Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Pied Wag 2, LBB Gull 4, Bh Gull 30, GC Grebe 2, Heron, Mute Swan 2.
LRP today.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Saturday 26th March 2016

0930 - 1020 overcast, blustery, 9c : Gadwall pair, Pochard f, Tufted 40, Shoveler 2, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan pair at nest, Heron, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff, Sand Martin over at 1325.
Gadwall & Pochard.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Friday 25th March 2016

930 - 1000 sunny, 8c : Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail 3, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 2, Teal 4, Greylag 2 over Rushall & Buzzard 5 circling over Rushall 1030........ Linley Wood 1115 - 1145 : Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail 2 over, Meadow Pipit over, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Chaffinch 3.
Small Tortoiseshell & Oak Beauty moth at Rushall this morning.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Thursday 24th March 2016

0845 - 1000 cloudy, SW breeze, 8c : Kingfisher, Skylark 4 to S., Meadow Pipit 3, Pied Wagtail 3, Siskin 2, Goldfinch 5, Chaffinch in song, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush in song, Chiffchaff in song, Jay, Jackdaw 5, Greylag, Heron 2, Mute Swan 2, Teal 4, Shoveler, Goosander f, GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Peregrine, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, a few gulls etc.
Buzzard & Green Woodpecker yesterday, and ringed Canada Goose (No.BKJ).

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

0915 - 1045 overcast 7c : Greylag 5 (photo), Kingfisher 2 chasing, Teal 8, Shoveler 3, Great Crested Grebe 2, Heron 2, Mute Swan 2, Chiffchaff 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 4, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush in song, Jay, Jackdaw 7, Rook, Long-tailed Tit 2, Stock Dove 2, LBb Gull 51 at 1500, Herring Gull 8, Lapwing 3, Oystercatcher, Buzzard etc.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

0915 - 1030 & 1315 - 1400, overcast, 6c : Chiffchaff in song, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail 3, Wren 2, Song Thrush in song, Blackbird 4, Chaffinch, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 5, Greylag 2, Teal 6, Shoveler 3, Goosander f, Tufted 42, Great Crested Grebe 3, Mute Swan pair at nest, LBb Gull 51, Herring Gull 4, Long-tailed Tit 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, etc. Heron & Sparrowhawk at Rushall.(GWR)
Possible White Wagtail yesterday (record shot only). The birds rump was also as pale grey as the back.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Monday 21st March 2016

0850 - 0950 overcast, breezy 6c : Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher, Shoveler, Teal 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Herring Gull 2, Common Gull, Heron, Mute Swan pair at nest, Pied Wagtail 3, Poss. White Wagtail, Wren, etc, also Red Fox (photo's).(GWR)

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday 20th March 2016

0900 - 1020 overcast, 6c : Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 6 (14 at 1425), GC Grebe 2, Greylag, Canada's 30, Shoveler 3, Teal 3, Goosander 3, Tufted 38, Mallard 40+, Coot 14, Moorhen 6, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan pair at nest, Pied Wagtail 2, Linnet 2, Siskin, Chaffinch in song, Goldfinch 2, Mistle Thrush in song, Blackbird 4, Long-tailed Tit 2, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 4, Common Gull, etc.
Greylag and Linnet today.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Saturday 19th March 2016

0945 - 1015 overcast, 6c : Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch in song, Shoveler 3, Great Crested Grebe 2, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 8, Pied Wagtail, Heron, Buzzard, Herring Gull 3, etc.(GWR)
Common Gulls and Wren on 17th March.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday 18th March 2016

0930 - 1030 overcast, cold, misty, 3c : Raven 2, Shoveler 2, Teal 6, Goosander 5, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher 2, Heron, Herring Gull 2, LBb Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 3, Goldfinch 3, Long-tailed Tit 3, etc.
High flying Ravens yesterday & today.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Thursday 17th March 2016

0945 - 1115 sunny breaks 7c : (full list) Cormorant, Mute Swan 2, Heron 2, Great Crested Grebe 2, Goosander 4, Teal 4, Shoveler, Tufted 22, Mallard 35+, Canada Geese 40+, Kingfisher, Coot 13, Moorhen 5, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 200+, LBb Gull 6, Herring Gull 3, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 7, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail 3, Wood Pigeon 25+, Stock Dove 2, Carrion Crow 13, Magpie 12, Jackdaw 6, Blackbird 5, Song Thrush, Robin 2, Dunnock 3, Wren 5, Starling 3, Blue Tit, Great Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Goldfinch 5, also small wader either Com.Sand or LRP but flew off. Redwing 6 and Raven 2 at Rushall.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wednesday 16th March 2016

1100 - 1230 sunny but NE breeze, 8 - 10c : Raven 2, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 10, Yellow-legged Gull juv, LBb Gull 24, Herring Gull 7, Bh Gull 200+, Mute Swan pair at nest, Great Crested Grebe 4, Moorhen 5, Coot 15, Shoveler 3, Teal 6, Goosander m, Tufted 20, G S Woodpecker, Jackdaw 35, Wren, Dunnock, Blackbird etc. Also Small Tortoiseshell and Common Frog 6 at the marsh.
Frogs and Sparrowhawk today.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Monday 14th March 2016

1100 - 1200 sunny but cold NE breeze : Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 11, Oystercatcher, Goosander m, Teal 2, Shoveler 2, Great Crested Grebe 3, Heron, Mute Swan 2 nestbuilding, Jackdaw 8, Rook, etc.
Magpie at nest.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Sunday 13th March 2016

1100 sunny, 7c : Lapwing 6, Oystercatcher, Shoveler 2, GC Grebe, Mute Swan 2, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard 2..... Linley Wood 1315 - 1345 : Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit 2, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch 3, Chaffinch 2, Jackdaw 4, Redwing 15, Song Thrush in song, Heron over. Also Comma or Small Tort. in flight.
Buzzard on 11th March.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saturday 12th March 2016

0930 - 0950 hazy sun, 7c : Skylark over + another at Middlemore Ln, Pied Wagtail 3, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 8, Goosander 6, Shoveler, Pochard, Buzzard. Raven over Middlemore Ln 0915 & Rushall at 1130.
Mating frogs on 11th March.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Friday 11th March 2016

0945 - 1115 overcast, misty 7c : Oystercatcher, Lapwing 15, Goosander 3, Teal 2, Pochard m, Heron, Mute Swan 2, GC Grebe 3, Bh Gull 200, LBb Gull 4, Herring Gull pale bird, Pied Wagtail, Jay, Song Thrush in song, Blackbird 4, Robin 3, Wren 2, Skylark in song, Meadow Pipit over, Siskin 6, Lesser Redpoll 4, Buzzard. Common Frogs spawning at marsh. (GWR)
Very pale Herring x Glaucous hybrid?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Thursday 10th March 2016

0930 - 1045 overcast, 3c : Shoveler 3, Goosander 11, Teal 4, Tufted 24, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher 2, Heron 2, Mute Swan 2, Common Gull 5, Bh Gull 150, LBb Gull 7, Herring Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 3, Blackbird 6, Long-tailed Tit 3, Dunnock 2, Wren 2, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Jackdaw 5, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, etc... At Branton Hill 1400 : Redwing 8, Lesser Redpoll 3, Goldfinch 4, GS Woodpecker, Common Gull, Goldcrest... Rushall fields near canal 1600 : Sparrowhawk over, Buzzard, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Song Thrush in song. (GWR)
Buzzards & Cormorants 6th March.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wednesday 9th March 2016

1145 - 1215 rain, water levels high, 4c : Pochard 7, Goosander 7, Teal 2, Tufted 24, Great Crested Grebe 4, Heron 2, Coot 22, Moorhen 5, Oystercatcher 2, LBb Gull 8, Herring Gull 2, Bh Gull 50, Mute Swan 2, Goldfinch 4, House Sparrow 6, etc. (GWR)
Gulls on ice, 16th Feb.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tuesday 8th March 2016

0900-1000 4c : Goosander 9 (11 at 1600), Shoveler 3, Tufted 22, Great Crested Grebe 2, Mute Swan 2, Common Gull 3, LBb Gull 11, GBb Gull 2 juvs, Herring Gull 3, Bh Gull 150+, Oystercatcher 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Wren, Robin, Blackbird etc. (GWR)

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Sunday 6th March 2016

0900 - 1000 some sunshine, 3c : Pochard 27, Tufted 31, Teal 2, Shoveler 2, Goosander 6, Mallard 30, Canada Geese 58, Great Crested Grebe 2, Mute Swan 4, Heron 2, Cormorant 3, Coot 28, Moorhen 5, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2 (33 at 1500), Bh Gull 200+, LBb Gull 3, Common Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Starling 20, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, etc. Buzzard at Rushall. (GWR)
Oystercatcher & hydridised Canada Goose.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Friday 4th March 2016

1345 - 1445 rainy, 3c : Oystercatcher, Lapwing 59, Mute Swan 2, Teal 9, Goosander, Shoveler, Herring Gull 8, LBb Gull 10, Common Gull 5, Buzzard 2, etc

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Thursday 3rd March 2016

0945 - 1100 drizzle, 4c: Curlew (photo's), Oystercatcher, Lapwing 37, Goosander 8, Teal 2, Pochard 2, Shoveler, Tufted 30, Mallard 44, Heron 2, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose 25, Great Crested Grebe 3, Moorhen 5, Coot 25, Bh Gull 400+, Common Gull, LBb / Herring gull 8, GBb Gull juv, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Song Thrush in song, Blackbird 2, Chaffinch in song, Goldfinch 2, Starling, Wren, Long-tailed Tit 3, Jackdaw 2, Buzzard. (GWR)