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.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday 13th February 2017

1415 - 1500 sunny but cold wind, 8c : Little Egret at Swan Pool, Goosander 4, Wigeon 5, Tufted 51, Teal 11, GC Grebe, Cormorant 2, Lapwing 291, Mute Swan, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 5, Herring / LBb Gull 100, Bh Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 10, etc.
Little Egret today.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

1400-1430 overcast, 4c : continuing quiet with little of interest, Heron 3, Cormorant 2, GC Grebe, Common Gull, a few larger gulls & Lapwings, Goosander 2, Redwing 3, LT Tit 4, etc. Greylag on fields with Canada Geese at Rushall.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

1030 - 1145 fog clearing, 2c : GC Grebe 2, Goosander m, Teal 3, Tufted 34, M.Swan 2 juvs, Cormorant 2, GBb Gull 6, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 97, Rook 3 to south, Jackdaw 6, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush in song, Redwing 23, Blackbird 5, Goldfinch 12, Greenfinch, Stock Dove 2, Kestrel, plus usuals.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017

Linley Wood 1415 - 1500, sunny 6c : Nuthatch, Coal Tit 2, Goldcrest, Goldfinch 3, Chaffinch 2, Bullfinch 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Redwing 2, Blackbird m, Buzzard, Rook over.
Nuthatch & Rook today.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday 3rd February 2017

1100 - 1130 fairly sunny, 8c : little of interest, Buzzard, GC Grebe, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 3, Lapwing 150+, etc.
Colour-ringed Herring Gull Y:529.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017

1315 - 1420 blustery after morning rain, 10c ; Little Grebe, Pochard 4, Goosander 4, Teal 4, M.Swan 4 flew north-west, Cormorant 5, Heron, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 3, Herring Gull 90, LBb Gull 10, Bh Gull 300+, Lapwing 200+, Moorhen 11, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 12, Sparrowhawk.
Sparrowhawk today and yesterday

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

1000 - 1130 overcast, 8c : Kingfisher, Goosander 8, Teal 2, Pochard 2, GC Grebe, Cormorant 5, M.Swan 4, Common Gull 5, Lapwing 120, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 7, Song Thrush in song, Goldfinch 16, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, etc.
Com Gull 1w 27/01/17