Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017

1000 - 1115 cloud clearing, 14c : Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 100, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 4, Teal 2, Tufted 11, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 18, Mute Swan 7, Meadow Pipit 4 to S, Pied Wagtail 3, House Martin 6, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk mobbed by martins, Green Woodpecker. Red Admiral 3, Small White.
Comma on 24th Sept., and Common Sandpiper.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017

0900 - 1020 fog suddenly cleared at 0930, then fairly sunny 13-15c : Hobby, Skylark 7 to SE, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Pied Wagtail 4, GC Grebe 3, Shoveler 2, Teal 11, Tufted 11, Moorhen 8, Coot only 4, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 118, Collared Dove 11, Jay, etc.
Long-tailed Tit & Reed Bunting on 24th Sept.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

0915 - 1115 fairly sunny, 12-15c : Spotted Flycatcher, Skylark 3 to N, Meadow Pipit 2 to SE, Reed Bunting, House Martin 4, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 4 in song, Long-tailed Tit 5, Linnet 5, GS Woodpecker f, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove 3, Kestrel, Buzzard 5 over quarry, Shoveler 4 at quarry, Teal 8, Wigeon 3, Tufted 11, Cormorant 26, Mute Swan 7 + another at quarry, GC Grebe 2, Herring Gull 5, Lapwing 120, etc.

Also Red Admiral 2, Comma 3, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer & Snout moth, Common Darter.

Tawny Owl calling at Rushall from 0425.

Spotted Flycatcher this morning.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

0900 - 1015 drizzly, 14c : Shoveler 16, Teal 6, Tufted 11, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 23, Heron 5, Lapwing 121, Common Sandpiper, GBb Gull, Swallow & House Martin well over 120 with more passing through, Chiffchaff 2, Collared Dove 3, Kestrel, Buzzard 3.
Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Black-headed and Herring Gulls today.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

1000, drizzle, 14c : Kingfisher, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Shoveler 10, Teal 8, Tufted 4, Cormorant 18, Heron 7, Herring Gull 10, LBb Gull 26, Lapwing 50+, House Martin 10, Swallow 50+, Starling 120, Collared Dove 4, Pied Wagtail 3, etc.
Heavy chemtrailing on 19th Sept. leaving the sky covered in milky white fumes.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017

0930 - 1200 misty start, fairly sunny 9 - 15c : Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 80, Cormorant 13, M. Swan 7, Shoveler 4, Wigeon, Teal 8, Tufted 7, Heron 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Kingfisher, Collared Dove 6, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, House Martin, Swallow 2, Goldcrest 3, Chiffchaff 4, Bullfinch 3, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit 9, Buzzard 4, etc. Also Red Admiral 3, Comma 3, Speckled Wood 5, Green-veined White, Large White, Small White 3, Brown Hawker.
Comma's and Red Admiral today.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017

1015 - 1230 becoming brighter, 11 - 16c : Little Egret, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Tufted 7, Teal 12, Cormorant 20, Heron 8, Mute Swan 7, Lapwing 80, Pied Wagtail 5, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Skylark over, House Martin 35+, Swallow 10, Chiffchaff 5, Goldcrest 2, Jay 2, Kestrel m, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard 6 drifted over to south, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 10, Blackbird 3, Mistle Thrush 2 to quarry, Linnet f, Chaffinch f, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Moorhen/Coot/LBb Gull/Bh Gull/Herring Gull/Mallard/Canada Geese/Jackdaw/C Crow/Magpie/Wood Pigeon/Starling/Dunnock/Robin/Wren/House Sparrow/Blue Tit/Great Tit. (47 sp.)
Buzzards & Herons at the quarry today.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday 15th September 2017

1430 fairly sunny before showers, 15c : This yellow/black ringed LBb Gull (8R:W, Southport, UK) was present along with the green and blue ringed birds, also the second-winter Caspian Gull, until all were scared and put to flight by a female Sparrowhawk.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

1100 - 1130 cloudy/breezy 13c : Teal 3, Shoveler 6, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 12 + 4 more high over, Heron 3, Lapwing 60+, Kingfisher, House Martin 25+, Swallow 2, LBb Gull 72, Herring Gull 9, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit 6 over to south.
Wood Pig on nest 3rd Sept.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017

0930 - 1100 breezy after overnight storms, 13c : Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 15, Heron 5, Canada Geese 161, Lapwing 108, LBb Gull 55 incl. a green-ringed (Y.AUZ) & blue-ringed (VLJO) bird, Herring Gull 6, Starling 150+, Moorhen 10, Coot 20+, House Martin 25+, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Collared Dove 3, Chiffchaff 2.
Lesser Black-backs Y.AUZ (green/white lettering, Netherlands) & VLJO (dark blue/white lettering, Denmark, confirmed by Roger Clay), and Herring/Yellow-legged but with pale yellow legs, all this morning.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

1500 - 1530 fairly sunny/breezy, 17c : Swift still, House Martin 12, a few Swallows, Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, LBb Gull 35, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 100, Teal 8 at flooded field, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard. Also Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Vapourer.
Little Egret & Starling on 9th Sept.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

0815 - 0930 overcast 11-13c : Swift (late), Shoveler 5, Teal 2, Tufted 2, Little Egret 2, Heron 6, Cormorant 11, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 109, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 3 over to south, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 5, Jay 2, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Sand Martin 2, House Martin 30+, Swallow 30+, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Red Fox.
Shovelers and fox today.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

1015 - 1100 showery, 14c : Swift, Swallow 30+, House Martin 30+, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe, Heron 4, Cormorant 14, Lapwing 100+, Teal 2, Chiffchaff 4, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Wren 3.
2 Sparrowhawks and crow on 6th Sept.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday 8th September 2017

0945 - 1115 drizzle clearing, 14-16c : Swift 2, Swallow 30+, House Martin 30+, Chiffchaff 6, Goldcrest 2, Kestrel, Jay 2, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 14, Little Egret, Heron 6, Mute Swan 7 (crossing road), Teal 2, Lapwing 100+.
Hobby on 3rd Sept.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday 7th September 2017

0850 - 1100 overcast 14c : Swift, Sand Martin 3, Swallow 30, House Martin 35+, Little Grebe summer plumage still, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing 108, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 13, Teal 2, Tufted 4, M.Swan 7, Meadow Pipit over, Chiffchaff 5, Blackcap, Collared Dove 8, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard 2, etc.

At 1500 2 Swifts were present and 144 large gulls included a Yellow-legged & Great Black-backed. Also over 300 Starlings.

Red Underwing moth on lamp post yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

0900 - 1030 cloudy, 14 - 16c : Caspian Gull 2nd winter (cheers Steve), Sparrowhawk 2 (1 chased Starling), Kestrel (at Marina), Buzzard, Swift 3, House Martin 40+, Swallow 30+, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 60, Little Egret, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 11, Heron 4, Teal, Tufted 4, LBb Gull 52, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit over, Jay, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 4. etc. Also Red Underwing, Vapourer 2, Speckled Wood 2.
Swift & Caspian Gull today.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

1045 - 1145 overcast, 18c : Swift, a few Swallows & House Martins, Little Egret (photo), Little Grebe, Lapwing 90, Hobby, Buzzard 2, Kingfisher, Jay, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 6, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 9, etc.

Also Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Vapourer moth 2.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

0915 - 1100 overcast, rain later 13c : Hobby, Swift 2, House Martin 40+, Swallow 40+, Sand Martin 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 79, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Goldcrest family group of 4, Chiffchaff 7 (2 in song), GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 8, Heron 3, Teal 2, Tufted 4, LBb Gull 31, Collared Dove 6, Buzzard.
Goldcrests today.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

0820 - 1020 becoming sunny, 10-15c : Hobby, Swift 5, House Martin 30+, Swallow 30, Whitethroat, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 6 (2 in song), Willow Warbler 4 (1 in song), Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 123, Grey Wagtail 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 10, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Cormorant 8, Teal, Tufted 5, Heron, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 40+ at thistles, etc.
Cormorant & Willow Warbler.