Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

1340 - 1430 sunny 2c, bitter NW breeze : Goldeneye f, Wigeon 4, Tufted 12, Teal 2, Little Egret, Mute Swan 4, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, large gulls 100+, Long-tailed Tit 8, no Lapwing but 55 flew north over Daw End canal earlier, also at Rushall were Nuthatch, Lesser Redpoll f & Brambling m, all in garden.

Railway Fox at Aldridge

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tuesday 28th November 2017

1340 - 1420 sunny, northerly wind, 4c : Little Egret 2, Cormorant 5, M.Swan, Heron 3, GC Grebe, Pochard 5, Teal 6, Lapwing 110, GBb Gull 16, Common Gull 3, Mistle Thrush, Buzzard.

Herring Gull with dark mantle on 21st Nov.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Saturday 25th November 2017

1330 - 1345, showery, cold 5c : little of interest, Sparrowhawk through, Common Gull, Goosander f, Teal 4, GBb Gull 5, Cormorant 6, Lapwing 100, etc.

Yellow-legged on 20th Nov.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tuesday 21st November 2017

1315 - 1430 overcast, drizzly, 11c : Goosander f, Pochard 6, Teal 12, Tufted 16, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Cormorant 15 + 9 over, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 12, Lapwing 101, Sparrowhawk, etc.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Monday 20th November 2017

1015 - 1100 showery, 11c : Little Egret, Pochard 7, Teal 9, Tufted 24, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull, GBb Gull 21, Cormorant 10, Lapwing 100+, etc. Kestrel 2 & Sparrowhawk at Vigo landfill, Coppice Lane.


More shots of yesterday's GWE

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

1000 - 1145 fairly sunny, 5c : Great White Egret seen over flooded field by Ibstock brickworks and then over The Swag twice, chased off by a Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan, GC Grebe 2, Shoveler 2, Teal 5, Pochard 6, Tufted 24, Lapwing 123, GBb Gull 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush 2, Fieldfare 4, Blackbird 5, etc.

Big thanks to Tina for today's GW Egret flight shot.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

1000 - 1100 cloud breaking, 10c : Peregrine, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Cormorant 15, Heron 4, Goosander f, Teal 6, Pochard 5, Tufted 26, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 24, Herring & LBb Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail 3, Collared Dove 2, Goldfinch 25.


Distant Kingfisher & Little Egret on 11th Nov.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

1015 - 1200 overcast / sunny breaks, 8c : Kingfisher, Little Egret, Dunlin, Lapwing 100+, Cormorant 6, Heron 3, GC Grebe 2, Goosander, Teal 14, Pochard 5, Shoveler 3, Tufted 32, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 11, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest 3, Lt Tit 5, Blackbird 6, Red Fox, etc.


Goldcrests today.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Generally cloudy, 10c : pretty much as yesterday with the addition of Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Common Gull and Caspian Gull 2nd w. Small numbers of Blackbirds in the hawthorn hedges feeding on berries.

Dunlin 8th November.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

0945 - 1115 frosty but sunny, 2 - 5c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 120+, Teal 12, Wigeon pair, Pochard 4, Shoveler 3, Goosander 5, Tufted 34, Moorhen 11, Coot 17, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 16, Mute Swan 2, Heron 2, Pied Wagtail 3, GBb Gull 9, Skylark 4 over, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, etc. Redwing 3 over Rushall earlier.

An adult Caspian Gull & Dunlin were present during the early afternoon (GE).


Common Gull & Little Egret 2nd November

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday 6th November 2017

1100 - 1300 fairly sunny, 4 - 9c : Little Grebe, GC Grebe 3, Shoveler 3, Teal 12, Tufted 34, Goosander 3, Pochard 4, Heron 4, Mute Swan 6, GBb Gull 4, Cormorant 9, Pied Wagtail 2, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 11, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Chaffinch 2m, Lesser Redpoll, Linnet, Goldfinch 9, the usual gulls & lapwings etc.  Fieldfare 4 over Rushall 0930.

Also a late Red Admiral flew past and a Red Fox was on the southern horse pastures.





Peregrine & Raven battle it out in the skies above the quarry on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

1315 - 1500 fairly sunny but NW breeze, 10c : Peregrine mobbed by Ravens over quarry, Sparrowhawk, Raven 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 13, Heron 4, Mute Swan, Pochard 4, Goosander f, Wigeon 2, Teal 4, Tufted 10, GC Grebe 5, Common Gull, GBb Gull 7, Lapwing 100+, Blackcap f, Chiffchaff calling but not seen, Chaffinch m, Bullfinch 2, Lt Tit 6, Red Fox, etc.

Ravens today (and with a crow for comparison)



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday 2nd November 2017

1200 - 1320 generally cloudy, 9c : Mandarin drake circled then flew NW, possibly flushed by egret on Swan Pool, Wigeon 2, Pochard f, Shoveler f, Teal 8, Tufted 18, Mallard 51, GC Grebe 3, Little Egret, Heron 2, Cormorant 9, Mute Swan, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull, GBb Gull 7, LBb / Herring Gull 200+, Bh Gull 200+, Collared Dove 8, Song Thrush, Lt Tit 11, Skylark over, etc.

Also, a Red Fox was seen in the horsefield opposite Yachting Club entrance.