Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Linley Wood 1400 - 1515 : Nuthatch 2, Jay, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 5, Chaffinch m, Blackbird 2, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail over, Cormorant over. Fieldfare 25 over Rushall.

Nuthatch on 4th October.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Monday 30th October 2017

1015 - 1130 fairly sunny after frost, 6c : Peregrine stooped at Lapwings, Little Egret, Wigeon 6, Teal 7, GBb Gull 3, Skylark, etc.

Caspian-like Herring Gull?

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

0915 - 1130 fairly sunny, NW breeze, 11 - 12c : Little Egret 2, Heron 3, Mute Swan 2, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 10, Wigeon 6, Shoveler 2, Teal 7, Tufted 34, Moorhen 8, Coot 15+, GBb Gull 4, Herring & LBb Gull 100, Common Gull, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 120, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit, Skylark over, Fieldfare & Redwing 60 in 3 flocks, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird 4, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker 2, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 3, Lt Tit 20+, Lesser Redpoll 5, Siskin 12, Chaffinch/Goldfinch/Great Tit/Robin/Wren/Dunnock/Starling/Wood Pigeon/Carrion Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie/Canada Geese/Mallard. (47 sp.).

Also a crow chasing and trying to catch a butterfly in mid air (probably Red Admiral), and a Hawker species of dragonfly along Barns Lane by Yachting Club.
Blackbird today.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wednesday 25th October 2017

1100, fairly sunny, 14c ; little of interest aside from Herring & LBb Gulls 200, GC Grebe 5, Siskin 3, Redpoll 2.

                                         Double rainbow on 11th October

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monday 23rd October 2017

0945 - 1045 cloudy, 14c : Skylark 4 over, Pied Wagtail 6, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll & Siskin mixed flock of 90+ at Alders, Goldfinch 25+, Redwing & Fieldfare mixed flock of 26, Blackbird 3, Common Gull, Little Egret, GC Grebe 6, a few large gulls, lapwings & cormorants also present. At 1600 a pale Yellow-legged (photo) and possible Caspian Gull adult were on site before flying east & north.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017

0930 - 1100 stormy  & windblown, 11c : Little Egret, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 5, Pochard, Teal 11, Shoveler 2, Tufted 20, Heron 3, Cormorant 17, GBb Gull 4, Herring / LBb Gull 213, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 100+, Starling 200+, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 6, Redwing 3, Collared Dove, etc.
                                         Goldcrests on 19th September.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday 20th October 2017

1140 - 1200 drizzly, 12c : little of interest, just the usual Lapwings, Cormorant 16, GC Grebe 5 and the 3 common species of large gull. A few migrant Blackbirds about (picture) and 35 Redwings at Rushall.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

1100 - 1215 overcast, 11c : Common Gull, GBb Gull 2, Herring / LBb Gull 70+, Little Egret, Cormorant 16, Mute Swan 9 (4 adults), Heron 3, GC Grebe 4, Coot 17, Moorhen 13, Teal 16, Tufted 28, Lapwing 80+, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit, Collared Dove, Redwing 2. Fieldfare 25 over Rushall early morning.
                                 Common Gull & some of the swans today.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday 16th October 2017

1015 - 1115 overcast but mild, SE wind, 17c : Skylark to S., Lesser Redpoll 3 to W., Bullfinch 2 to E., Chaffinch 8 to E., Goldfinch flocks up to 25, Redwing 12 to SW., GS Woodpecker, Teal 6, Tufted 23, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 26, Heron 5, etc. Also Vapourer moth & Common or Southern Hawker dragonfly (distant).


Not the moon but the sun breaking through mid morning

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

1115 - 1230 becoming cloudy, 16c : as yesterday with the addition of House Martin 4, Skylark 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove, Collared Dove 3, Lapwing 155, Mute Swan 2 juvs, Teal 11 on Swan Pool.                                                                                                          
                                              something of a stand-off.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

1000 - 1100 sunny, 14c : Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 31, GC Grebe 4, Wigeon 2, Shoveler, Teal 4 + 12 at brickworks field, Tufted 21, GBb Gull 2, LBb Gull / Herring Gull 92,  Bh Gull 200, Lapwing 117, Long-tailed Tit 20, Goldcrest, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit 3, Sparrowhawk, etc. Also Speckled Wood mating pair, Red Admiral 2 (photo's).


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017,

1030 - 1100 westerlies, 14c : Greylag, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Teal 4, Tufted 11, Cormorant 20, Lapwing 136, Heron 5, GC Grebe, GBb Gull 2, LBb/Herring Gull 80, Stock Dove 2. Also Small White 2.

VU2S/5 & VLJO.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday 5th October 2017

1015 - 1100 westerlies, some sun, 12c : House Martin single bird (another at Rushall at 0810), Skylark 2 over, GS Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Teal 8, Tufted 11, Heron 3, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 100, Herring & LBb Gull 114, Bh Gull 120 incl. ringed bird, GC Grebe 3.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

1000 - 1045 NW wind, 11c : Cormorant 19, Lapwing 119, Teal 2, Tufted 11, GC Grebe 3, large gulls 107, Skylark & Meadow Pipit heading south in ones & twos, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 2.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

0850 - 0930 windy, 14c : Cormorant 26, Little Egret 2, Heron 3, Mute Swan 7, GC Grebe 3, Teal 7, Shoveler 8, Tufted 16, Lapwing 99, Herring & LBb Gulls 80, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff 2 still in song.

Wigeon on 19th Sept.