Thursday, 29 September 2016

Thursday 29th September 2016

1115 - 1200, blustery, 14c : fairly quiet, only House Martin 2, Swallow, Chiffchaff in song, Cormorant 9, Teal 2 & Sparrowhawk of note. Also Red Admiral. At the large Winterley Lane ivy bush a Comma & 3 Red Admirals were seen.
Buzzard & Raven on 27th Sept.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Brickworks field early morning, sunny : Wigeon 6, Teal 107, Shoveler 12, Snipe 10+, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper on Swag, (KMC)... The Swag etc 1145 - 1315, cloudy 16c : Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail 7, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan 3, Heron 3, Teal 8, Tufted 5, Lapwing 101, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, LBb / Herring Gull 100+, House Martin 2, Dunnock, Jackdaw 12, Starling 80+, Red Admiral at Rushall... Linley Wood 1430 - 1530 : Nuthatch 2, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Rook over, Chaffinch 2, House Martin 2, Buzzard. (GWR)
Kestrel today, distant Buzzard & fox yesterday.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Field near Ibstock brickworks : Latest consensus would appear to be that the possible American Wigeon still present today is a dark-headed form of Eurasian Wigeon.....

Also at the brickworks field 1020 - 1110 (overcast, 14c): Snipe 6, Lapwing 60, Teal 50+, Shoveler 12, Wigeon 4, Heron, Mute Swan juv, Raven over, Buzzard, Swallow 2, Red Fox.

At The Swag 1130 - 1200 : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Herring Gull 31, Greylag, Cormorant 5, Tufted 3, Teal 4, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, possible White Wagtail, a Raven mobbed a Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, House Martin 2, Goldfinch 6, Vapourer moth.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday 26th September 2016

0930 - 1120 drizzle, 12c : Pied Wagtail 10, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 3 over, House Sparrow 12, Starling 70+, Goldfinch 10, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 48, Mute Swan 4, Heron, Cormorant 9, Teal 6, Tufted 3, Moorhen 6, Coot 15, a few Herring. LBb & Bh Gulls, Sparrowhawk,etc. Kingfisher across Swan Pool at 1525. Brickworks field - possible American Wigeon again, Snipe 3, Lapwing 26, Heron, Wigeon 8, Teal 60+, Shoveler 4, Long-tailed Tit small flock, Pied Wagtail, Robin.
Snipe this morning.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday 25th September 2016

0940 - 1130 sunny/showers/cool breeze, 14c : Possible American Wigeon on Brickworks field. Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 3, Heron, Greylag 2 over, Lapwing 94, Teal 6, Shoveler, Tufted 2, LBb Gull 20, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 7, House Martin 2, Blackcap f, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 2, Goldfinch 2, Blackbird, etc. Also Comma 2, Speckled Wood 4, Common Darter 2. At the brickworks field floods : possible American Wigeon or hybrid Eurasian, Little Egret, Shoveler 4, Wigeon 6, Teal 20, Gadwall 2, Swallow 2, Buzzard 2.
Little Egret, female Blackcap & possible American Wigeon (on right of pic) today.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Saturday 24th September 2016

0950 - 1115 fairly cloudy, 16c : Com. Sandpiper, Lapwing 39, Wigeon, Shoveler 2, Teal 4, Tufted 4, Moorhen 6, Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 3, Heron 2, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 5, Meadow Pipit to s., Starling 47, House Martin 4, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Goldfinch 10, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Collared Dove 2, etc. Swallow 3 at Aldridge Fri. 23rd Sept.
Common Sandpiper & Wigeon today.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday 22nd September 2016

1000 - 1115 sunny, 17c, full list : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 36, Cormorant 9, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Canada Geese 150+, Teal 4, Shoveler, Tufted 6, Mallard 50+, Coot 16, Moorhen 7, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 7, Chiffchaff 3 (2 in song), Jackdaw 2, Magpie 4, C Crow 4, Wood Pigeon 20+, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit small flock, LBb Gull 37, Herring Gull 7, Bh Gull 100+, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren, Blackbird, Starling 10, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. Also Red Fox, Speckled Wood & Common Darter dragonflies 2. At Linley Wood at least one Tawny Owl was calling at 2300.
Starling & Carrion Crow.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday 19th September 2016

1230 - 1330 overcast after rain, 14c : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 28, Cormorant 9, Heron, Mute Swan 3, Tufted 4, Moorhen 5, LBb Gull 80, Herring Gull 18, Pied Wagtail 4, Starling 70+, Chiffchaff 2, 1 still in song, Goldfinch 4, Jackdaw 6, etc
Naturalised Monkey Flower (mimulus sp.).

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tuesday 13th September 2016

1130 - 1230 hazy sun, 23c : Swallow 15+, House Martin 12 at Rushall, Chiffchaff / Willow Warbler 6, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch, Goldfinch 4, Linnet, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing 20, Cormorant 6, Heron 2, Mute Swan 3, Greylag, Teal 3, Collared Dove 2, Buzzard 2, etc. Comma 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood 7, Small White 3, Common Hawker 2, Common Darter 5.
Comma and mating pair of Common Darters today.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Saturday 10th September 2016

1645 - 1700 drizzly, 14c : very quiet, only 8 geese! - Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 46, Swallow 12, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit 9, & a few larger gulls... a raptor put the lapwings & gulls up but we were unable to locate it.
5th September.

Friday 9th September 2016

1300- 1330 cloudy, 17c : Cormorant 5, Greylag 3, Canada Geese 570, Lapwing 40, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, LBb Gull 250, Herring Gull 70, Bh Gull 310. (KMC)
Greylag geese etc on 7th Sept.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wednesday 7th September 2016

1130 - 1230 cloudy but warm, 21c : Raven 4 over to south-east, Greylag 4, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 2, Teal 3, Tufted 2, Lapwing 22, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Swallow 20+, House Martin 6, Hobby chasing House Martin briefly, Chiffchaff 3, LBb / Herring Gull 60, Collared Dove 4, Buzzard 2. Also seen - Comma (photo's), Speckled Wood 6, Small White 2, Vapourer moth.
Linley Wood 1430 - 1500 overcast 20c : Tawny Owl giving several calls, Buzzard, Nuthatch 2, Raven & Rook over, Swallow & House Martins 10, Long-tailed Tit foraging flocks, Chiffchaff 2, Speckled Wood 3, Sycamore moth caterpillar (photo).

Monday, 5 September 2016

Monday 5th September 2016

1430 - 1520 generally overcast, warm breeze, 18c : Greylag, Cormorant 6, Heron 2, Mute Swan 4, Gadwall pair, Tufted, Moorhen 6, Lapwing 31, Raven, Swallows & House Martins 25+, Pied Wagtail 2, Buzzard, usual gulls etc. Also seen : Speckled Wood 2, Small White 3, Brown Hawker.
Young crows today.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Saturday 3rd September 2016

1700 - 1800 rain stopped, breezy, 16c : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 4, Cormorant 5, Tufted 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Heron, House Martin 12, Swallow 20+, Chiffchaff, LBb Gull 80+, Herring Gull 14. At Rushall a mixed flock of Long-tailed Tit 15, Great Tit 4, Blue Tit 10+, Chiffchaff 2 & Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lapwing 2 & Rook over.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday 2nd September 2016

1630 - 1700 sunny, breezy, 17c : Lapwing 88, Cormorant 5, Heron, Greylag, Tufted 6, Moorhen 6, Herring Gull 8, LBb Gull 80, Pied Wagtail 4, Swallow 2, House Martin 5, Chiffchaff.
Dark form of LBb Gull (poss. Baltic?).