Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sunday 19th May 2019

0915 - 1245 cloudy, 14c : Dingy Skipper, Peacock, Small White 4, Speckled Wood 2, Common Carpet & Small Yellow Underwing moths, Swollen-thighed flower beetle (!).

Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Cormorant 2, Gadwall pair, Buzzard 2, GS Woodpecker,  Swift 10, Swallow 4, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush 2, Linnet 4, Greenfinch 4, Bullfinch pair, Reed Bunting 4. Canada Geese goslings 52.  Bank Vole.  (GWR / RP)




Common Carpet, Small Yellow Underwing & Swollen-thighed beetle today. (GWR)

Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday 17th May 2019

Rushall 1440 onwards, generally cloudy : Red Kite over to the south mobbed by crow, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Swift 6, Blackcap m.  (GWR)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wednesday 15th May 2019

1030 - 1200 sunny, 16c : Brimstone f, Small Copper, Orange Tip 3m & f, Large White, Small White, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood 3, Burnet Companion moth.

Gadwall pair, Swift 4, Swallow 3, House Martin 2, Whitethroat 4, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 4, Kestrel.  (GWR)


Brimstone & Small Copper (GWR)



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

1000 - 1100 sunny, 14c : Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing, Cormorant 4, Kestrel. (RP)


Little Grebes & Lapwing (RP)



Monday, 13 May 2019

Monday 13th May 2019

0850 - 1030 sunny, 12c : LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, Common Tern, Grey Wagtail 2, Swallow 2, Swift, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 4, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 4, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard (photo).

Also Holly Blue, Large White, Orange Tip, Small White, Speckled Wood 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock, Longhorn moths 25, Dock Bugs 5. (GWR)


Sunday, 12 May 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019

Early morning, sunny 10c : possible Marsh Harrier, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 3, Sedge Warbler.  (RP)



Long-tailed Tit & Goldcrest (RP)

Friday, 10 May 2019

Friday 10th May 2019

0815 - 1000 cloudy, 8c : Wheatear f, Garden Warbler 2, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 3, Chiffchaff, Swift 19, Swallow 15, martins 15, Com.Sand., LR Plover 4, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 5, Cormorant 4, Goosander f, Greylag, Pied Wagtail 4.


Garden Warbler & Wheatear (GWR)

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Early afternoon, rain 8c : Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Swift 12, House Martin 20, Swallow 35, Sand Martin 10, Cormorant 5, Heron 5, Pied Wagtail 7, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Song Thrush 2, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch m, Reed Bunting, etc (GWR)


Dog Violet & daisies 30th April

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Sunday 5th May 2019

0800 - 1120 mainly flooded field area, 6 - 11c : Lesser Whitethroat (photo's), Whitethroat 3, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler 4, Jay, Linnet 4, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting 2, Swift 2, Swallow 4, House Martin, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Gadwall 3, Goosander f, Cormorant 4, GC Grebe 4, Common Tern 2.  Cuckoo calling distantly.  Also Large White, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell & Longhorn moths (reaumurella & rufimitrella).   (GWR / RP)


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019

0920 - 1100 sunny but cold NW wind, 9c : Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Common Sandpiper 2, LR Plover 4, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, Gadwall m, Goosander f, Tufted 12, Mallard c20, GC Grebe 2, Coot c8, Moorhen 5, Heron 4, Cormorant 2, Canada Goose c40 & 9 goslings, Mute Swan pair, LBb Gull 12, Herring Gull 2, Bh Gull 5, Swallow 30+, House Martin 25, Sand Martin 20, Kestrel m, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 5, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon 15+, Stock Dove, Jackdaw 14, Carrion Crow 4, Magpie 6, Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat pair, Mistle Thrush pair, Song Thrush, Blackbird 2, Lt Tit 2, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 2, Starling 20+, Wren 2, Robin 3, Dunnock, Goldfinch 6, Greenfinch 2, Linnet, House Sparrow pair, Reed Bunting. (51 species) (GWR)



Not a Swift...

Friday, 3 May 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019

1015 - 1200 generally cloudy 11c : Common Sandpiper 2, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing, Goosander f, GC Grebe 2, Swallow c30, House Martin 10, Sand Martin c10, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 3m, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler 3, LT Tit 4, etc.  (GWR)

Willow Warbler 20th April (RP)

Raven & Sparrowhawk clash (RP)



Thursday, 2 May 2019

Thursday 2nd May 2019

0930 - 1200 showery 11c : Whinchat on southern field, Garden Warbler, Dunlin, Swift, Swallow 12+, House Martin 25+, Sand Martin 6, Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover, Lapwing, Goosander f, Cormorant 2, Heron 6, Common Tern 2, Buzzard 5, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat 2, Collared Dove 6,  Fox, etc.  (GWR / RP)






Whinchat & Dunlin today (GWR)

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

0915 - 1030 generally cloudy, 12c : Oystercatcher 4 (photo), LR Plover 2, Lapwing 2, Cormorant 2, Goosander f, House Martin 12, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 2, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 3, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff 2, Common Tern 2.


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Tuesday 30th April 2019

1345 - 1530 fairly sunny, 15c : Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, House Martin 12, Swallow 3, Common Tern 2, LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 2, Cormorant 4, GC Grebe 4, Jay 2, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 3, Linnet pair, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk f.  (GWR)

Also Orange Tip 8, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 5, Longhorn moths 20+.

At Chasewater Monday 29th April - Kittiwake, Swift, Swallows 30+.  (GWR)



            Mistle Thrush & Yellow Wagtail this afternoon.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Sunday 28th April 2019

0920 - 1200 overcast, dull, 8 - 10c : Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat pair, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 3, Swallow 20+, Sand Martin 6, House Martin 4, Common Tern, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 2, Common Sandpiper, Goosander f, Teal 2, Tufted 14, Heron 6, Cormorant 5, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush pair, Song Thrush, Linnet 6, Reed Bunting 2.

Stock Dove on 21st April

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Saturday 27th April 2019

1015 - 1100 rain, gales, 6c : Common Tern 2, Goosander f, Gadwall m, Cormorant 4, LBb Gull 3, Swallow 50+, Pied Wagtail 5.


Whitethroat & Linnet on 26th (GWR)

Friday, 26 April 2019

Friday 26th April 2019

1215 - 1330 & 1515 - 1600, cloudy, rain later 13-11c : Red Kite, Com Sand, LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Heron 4, Canada Geese goslings 4, Gadwall m, Swallow & Sand Martin c70, House Martin 10, Pied Wagtail 13, Whitethroat, Blackcap, etc.  (RP / GWR)


                    Red Kite & Com. Sand today (RP)

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Thursday 25th April 2019

1030 - 1115 cloudy, 13c : Common Sandpiper 2, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Cormorant 3, Pied Wagtail 5, House Martin 6, Swallow & Sand Martin c60, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush 2, Linnet 8, Reed Bunting m. (GWR)

Kestrel male on 20th April (RP)

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sunday 21st April 2019

0845 - 1200 sunny to 20c : Goshawk to north-east, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Snipe 8, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 5, Heron 3, Teal 7, Greylag 3, GS Woodpecker, Rook 2, Jay 2, Stock Dove 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Swallow 3, Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler 5, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap 4m & 2f, Linnet 6, Reed Bunting 10.

Also Brimstone m&f, Orange Tip 25+, Small & Gv Whites 10, Speckled Wood 9, Peacock 10+, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Metallic Longhorn moths 9, Small Green Dock Beetles 25+.  (RP / GWR)


Goshawk this morning (GWR)

Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday 19th April 2019

1500 - 1600 sunny, 22c : Little Egret, Gadwall pair, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Common Tern 2, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap, Swallow, Linnet pair.  (GWR).  Brimstone m & f (RP).

Also Orange Tip 5, Small & Green-veined Whites 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3.   Brimstone 3m & Holly Blue at Linley Wood.


Orange Tip female today (GWR)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday 17th April 2019

1000 - 1215, sunny to 12c : Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Common Tern 3, Lapwing 2, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 3, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Swallow 2, Sand Martin 2, GS Woodpecker, Blackcap 6, Willow Warbler 5, Chiffchaff 3, Bullfinch m, etc. (RP / GWR)

Also Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3, Orange Tip 6+, Small White 2.



Yellow Wag & Com Terns today

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday 16th April 2019

1100, overcast 9c : LR Plover, Greylag 4, Shoveler, Teal 4, Cormorant 4, Little Egret, Swallow, Blackcap 3m, Willow Warbler 5 in song, Chiffchaff, Linnet 3, Reed Bunting. (GWR)  Whitethroat seen yesterday, and Snipe (RP).

Peacock on 1st April.

Litter Swan

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sunday 14th April 2019

0930 fairly sunny, 6c : LR Plover 5, Lapwing, Goosander 6f, Teal 12, Gadwall 2, Tufted 32, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 2, S Martin 10, Swallow 6, Col Dove 4, Blackcap 10 (3f), Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 3, Mistle Trush, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting, etc (RP)



Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday 12th April 2019

0940 - 1120 fairly sunny, still a cold wind, to 8c : Blackcap f & 6m, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 3, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 6, House Martin 2, Raven over, Gadwall pair, Teal pair, Tufted 32, Cormorant 3, Heron 2, Mute Swan pair, Little Egret, GC Grebe 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing 2, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail 5, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove 2, Mistle Thrush pair, GS Woodpecker, Herring Gull, LBb Gull 4, Sparrowhawk, House Sparrow 3, Reed Bunting m, Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie/Wood Pig/Buzzard/Blackbird/Robin/Wren/Dunnock/Starling/Greenfinch/Bullfinch/Linnet/Chaffinch/Goldfinch/Moorhen/Coot/Mallard/Canada Geese/Bh Gull/Great Tit/Blue Tit/Lt Tit  (51 species).   Also Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & a Fox. (GWR)

Pied Wagtail 13 present at 1700, with approx 60 hirundines (alL 3 sp.) (RP)





             Grebe, Greylag, Heron & Jay seen this week (GWR).