Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday 31st July 2017

1230 - 1330 sunny, SW breeze, 20c : Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Cormorant 8, GC Grebe 4, Heron 3, Mute Swan 7, Lapwing 38, Tufted 6, Moorhen 5, Coot 25+, Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults (1 shown), LBb Gull 60, Herring Gull 7, Sand Martin 5, Swallow 3, House Martin 3, Swift 2, Blackcap m, Chiffchaff, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove 3, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard, etc.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday 28th July 2017

1130 - 1200 overcast, breezy, 16c : Yellow-legged Gull 2, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 42, Bh Gull 100+, Cormorant 4, Lapwing 108, Heron 3, GC Grebe, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 6, Swallows & Sand Martins 20+, Swift 8.
Little Egret on 18th July.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017

1000 - 1030 overcast, drizzle, 15c : fairly quiet - Cormorant 3, Lapwing 7, GC Grebe 2, LBb Gull 10, Chiffchaff, a few Swallows & Sand Martins, Swift 12, Stock Dove 3, Collared Dove 12, Long-tailed Tit 10+.
Yl Gull on 24th July.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday 24th July 2017

1500 - 1545 breezy becoming sunny, 19c : Yellow-legged Gull 2, Herring Gull 17, LBb Gull 81, LR Plover, Lapwing 33, Cormorant 2, Heron 2, GC Grebe 3, Mute Swan pair + 5 cygnets, Tufted 8, Moorhen 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Linnet m, Greenfinch, Goldfinch 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Swallow 6, Sand Martin 10.
5 Bee-eaters at East Leake quarry yesterday. Would be good to find some at a West Midlands quarry site... Photo : Phill Robinson.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Saturday 22nd July 2017

1315 - 1415 fairly sunny, 19c : Cormorant, Lapwing 72, Oystercatcher, LBb Gull 4, GC Grebe, Tufted 12, Moorhen 3 + 2 chicks, Mute Swan pair +5 cygnets, Heron 2, Swallow 4, Sand Martin 2, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff, Stock Dove 2, Rook over, Buzzard, Kestrel, Linnet 2. Also seen - Red Admiral 2, Hedge Brown abundant, Meadow Brown 10, Speckled Wood 3, Small Skipper 2, GV White 4, Small White 3, Common Blue damselfly 3. Yellow Shell and Common Carpet moths 4.
Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden on 4th June (mobile phone photo).

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tuesday 18th July 2017

1100 - 1200 sunny, 22c : Cormorant 3, Little Egret, Heron 3, Mute Swan 7, Lapwing 101, Tufted 18, Moorhen 3, LBb Gull 33, Herring Gull 2, Bh Gull 150, Kestrel, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 8, Swift 4, House Martin 4, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Collared Dove 3, Red Admiral.
"Nettle Tap" micro moths.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Saturday 8th July 2017

1100 - 1200 fairly sunny, 21c : Little Egret, Common Tern 4, Cormorant, GC Grebe 2, Tufted 16, Heron, Lb Gull 9, Lapwing 26, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan pair + 5, Collared Dove 6, Stock Dove, Jackdaw 12, Swift 8, Swallow 7, House Martin 5, Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff 2 juvs, Blackcap, Pied Wagtail 2, Song Thrush etc.
Long-horned Caddisfly

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Thursday 6th July 2017

1000 - 1120 sunny, 23c : Lapwing 71, Common Tern, LBb Gull 5, Heron 4, Mute Swan pair + 5 cygnets, GC Grebe 2, Tufted 22 + 7 young, Swift 10+, House Martin 6, Swallow 8, Collared Dove 7, Stock Dove 2, Sparrowhawk f, Long-tailed Tit 4, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Linnet 2, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting 2m.

Also seen - Hedge Brown (Gatekeeper) 5, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Ringlet 12+, Meadow Brown 10, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small White 3, Large White, Green-veined White, Clouded Border, Yellow Shell, Cinnabar larva, Common Hawker dragonfly 2, Common Frogs at the marsh.

Hedge Brown, Small Skipper & Linnet today.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Monday 3rd July 2017

1100 - 1130 sunny 19c : Common Tern, a few Black-headed & Lesser Black Gulls, Lapwing 8 + 50 at brickworks field, Tufted Duck 18 + 7 small ducklings, Canada Geese 250+, Heron 3, Mute Swan pair + 5 cygnets still, GC Grebe 2, a few Swallows Sand Martins & Swifts, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Collared Dove 8, etc. Also Comma, Ringlet 2 & Small White 3.

7 Cormorants north-west over Rushall early morning.

Blue-tailed Damselfly.