Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tuesday 30th May 2017

1130 - 1230 light cloud, southerlies, 15c : Common Tern 2, GBb Gull juv, LBb Gull 109, Herring Gull 7, Bh Gull 8, Greylag Goose, Heron 3 flew in, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing, Mute Swan pair, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 3, Swift 6 over Rushall, Whitethroat, Blaxckcap, Collared Dove 2, Buzzard, Kestrel, etc.
Jay in the garden at Rushall today.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Friday 26th May 2017

1215 - 1330 Quarry & marsh (hot & sunny, 27c) - Common Blue, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Burnet Companion 8+, Mother Shipton 2, Latticed Heath, Speckled Wood 5. Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit family group of about 8, Skylark over, Stock Dove 2, Linnet, Reed Bunting. < p > 1330 - 1400 Pools etc : Common Tern 2, LBb Gull 84, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 2, Pied Wagtail, Swift 5, Swallow 3, Heron, Song Thrush, etc.
Common Blue male, and day-flying moths Burnet Companion & Mother Shipton this afternoon.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

1130 - 1230 sunny, 22c : Common Tern, LBb Gull 71, Herring Gull 5, LR Plover, Lapwing 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Heron, Mute Swan pair + 5, GC Grebe 4, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Swallow 3, Buzzard, etc. Also Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral, GV White & Blue-tailed Damselfly.
Linnet on Monday (a bit distant!).

Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017

1000 - 1130 usual hazy sun, 15c : Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover, Common Tern, Swift 6, Swallow 7, GC Grebe 2, Heron, Mute Swan pair + 5 cygnets, Tufted Duck 4, LBb Gull 25, Herring Gull 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Collared Dove 6, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. Also Speckled Wood 2, Orange Tip 2m, Gv White 3.
Longhorn moth 2nd May.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday 19th May 2017

Thursday 18th May, evening - Ringed Plover still present (KMC).

Friday 19th May 1000 - 1115 rainy, 10c : LR Plover 2, Lapwing, GC Grebe 5, Heron, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, LBb Gull 41, Herring Gull 2, Swift 20+, Swallow 40+, House Martin 20+, Sand Martin 10, Whitethroat, Blackcap 2m, Chiffchaff, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove 2, LT Tit 2, Chaffinch, etc.

Ringed Plover on 17th May.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

1030 & 1230, rain 11c : Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover 2, LBb Gull 58, Herring Gull 6, Bh Gull 9, GC Grebe 2, Heron, Swift 8, Swallow 80+, House Martin 10+, Sand Martin 6, Jay, Whitethroat. (KMC / GWR)
Enjoying a swim in the rain this morning...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tuesday 16th May 2017

1200 - 1245 rainy, 16c : 41 large gulls, mainly Lesser Black-backed and a few Herrings & a Yellow-legged Gull (photo), Little Ringed Plover 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 2, Little Egret, Cormorant, Mute Swan pair + 5 cygnets, GC Grebe 4, Heron 2, Pied Wagtail 5, Kestrel, Swift 12+, a few Swallows & House Martins, Stock Dove 2, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, etc.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Saturday 13th May 2017

1230 cloudy 12c : Mute Swan 5 cygnets hatched, Lapwing 2, Collared Dove, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Swift 25+, Swallow 3, House Martin 2 & also 6+ at Winterley Lane nests.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017

Wednesday 10th May, evening - Greenshank 2 flew north towards quarry, LR Plover 6, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Bh Gull darvic-ringed bird bearing ring from Marsh Lane NR 2016. (Kev Clements).

Thursday 11th May 1015 - 1130 sunny, 17c : Ring-necked Parakeet over to south & calling, Heron 2, GC Grebe 2, Swift 5, Swallow 2, Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Lt Tit 2, Wren pair with 4 fledglings, Robin juv., Kestrel 2, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 2. Also Dingy Skipper, Orange Tip 2m, Small White, Longhorn moths 5.

Just-fledged Wren & Dingy Skipper this morning.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Monday 8th May 2017

1100 - 1200 cloudy, 8c : Greenshank 2, Common Sand. 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Swift/Swallow/Sand Martin/House Martin 30+, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff, Kestrel.
Greenshank today.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

0820 - 1100 sunny 9 - 11c : Greenshank 2, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern 3, Lapwing 4, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Whitethroat 5, Blackcap m (photo), Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Swift 10, Swallow 6, Reed Bunting 2, Kestrel, etc. Also Orange Tip f, Gv White 2, Speckled Wood & a Fox.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017

1300 - 1400 overcast, 9c : Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank 2, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper 2, LR Plover 3, Lapwing 3, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, GC Grebe 2, Heron, Swift 12, House Martin 10+, Swallow & Sand Martin 40+, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting m, Kestrel, Buzzard, Jay. 6 Yellow Wagtails om southern bank at 1930 & Kingfisher at Swan Pool (KMC / GWR / PPN). Cheers Kevin!
Wood Sand. & Greenshank seen in poor light today.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday 5th May 2017

1030 - 1130 sunny but easterly wind, 15c : Swift 18, Grey Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Raven, Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Common Tern 2, GC Grebe 4, Whitethroat, Blackcap 3, Reed Bunting, Linnet 2, Greenfinch 2, Heron, Mute Swan pair, Kestrel 2, Buzzard 4. Also Orange Tip f & Gv White.
Orange Tip on 30th April.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

0930 - 1100 sunny, breezy, 11c : Swift 4, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 5, Common Sandpiper 2, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 2, Common Tern 2, GC Grebe 4, Mallard with 7 small ducklings, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, LT Tit 4, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 4, Buzzard 3. Also seen - Orange Tip 2m, Gv White, Small Tort.3, Longhorn moths 20+, Hornet.
Black Tern yesterday & Swift this morning.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017

Barr Beacon 0845 - 0915 rainy, 9c : Ring Ouzel 2, Wheatear 6, Yellow Wagtail, Kestrel, Buzzard, Blackcap.

Stubbers Green 0925 - 0945 rain, 9c : Black Tern, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Whitethroat, Blackcap, a few hirundines, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit pair.

Ring Ouzels and Wheatears in the rain at Barr Beacon this morning.