Sunday, 20 October 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

0915 - 1200 fairly sunny, cloud later, 8c : Redshank, Lapwing 86, Cormorant 15, Shoveler 15, Teal 8, Tufted 10, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Mute Swan 6, GBb Gull 2, Kestrel m, Buzzard, Collared Dove 3, Jay, GS Woodpecker m, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 2, Skylark 9, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Chaffinch 3, Bullfinch 4, Greenfinch 3, Long-tailed Tit 8+.  Also a Comma.  (RP / RS / GWR)



Redshank & Inkcaps today

Friday, 18 October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

1140 - 1250 cloudy/some rain, 10c : Yellow-legged Gull, GBb Gull 3, Cormorant 16, Heron 4, Lapwing 61, GC Grebe, Shoveler 10, Buzzard, Chiffchaff.  Red Admiral.  (RP/GE/GWR)

Male Sparrowhawk, Rushall 13th Oct.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tuesday 15th October 2019

1015 - 1150 overcast, 10c : Raven 2, Kestrel, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff 3 (1 in song), Meadow Pipit 7, Pied Wagtail 3, Redwing, GBb Gull 3 (1 juv.), Lapwing 2, Cormorant 9, Little Grebe 3, Teal 2, Shoveler 10, Tufted 8, Mute Swan 9 (3 juvs.).  (RP / GWR)


Raven today (GWR)

Monday, 14 October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

0900 - 1130 light cloud, 9c : Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Chaffinch 3, Linnet 2, Mistle Thrush 2, Meadow Pipit 3, Skylark 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Jay 3, Col. Dove 3, GBb Gull 2, Lapwing 8, Heron 3, Cormorant 9, Little Grebe 2, Shoveler 10, Tufted 10, Teal 4, Mute Swan 5 adults, etc.  Common Darter 1.  (GWR)

Goldfinches on 25th Sept.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

1015 - 1045 heavy rain easing, 11c : Shoveler 11, Teal 6, Tufted 5, Cormorant 17, Heron, GBb Gull, Lapwing 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Col. Dove 6, Raven over. (No Canada Geese!).  (RP)

Still 2 Chiffchaff at Rushall on Friday 11th Oct, and 5 Swallows flew south on Weds. 9th Oct.  (GWR)

Greylag on 17th Sept. (RP)

Monday, 7 October 2019

Monday 7th October 2019

1030 - 1130 overcast after rain, 11c : Redwing 23 over, Skylark 2 to south, Chiffchaff 4 with Long-tailed Tit flocks, Goldcrest 2, Jay, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Coot 34, Cormorant 14, GBb Gull, Shoveler 5, Teal 2, Tufted 3, etc.

At Rushall a Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, House Martin & 2 Chiffchaffs were seen.  (GWR)

Immature gulls, 4th Oct.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Friday 4th October 2019

1030 - 1200 cloudy, 12c : Redwing 45 to SW in two flocks, Meadow Pipit 2, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Bullfinch 4 over, Jay, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 14, Herring Gull 31, Tufted 6, Shoveler 7.  Red Fox 2.  (GWR)

Another fox today! (GWR)

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Thursday 3rd October 2019

1100 - 1200 overcast, 9c : Swallow to south, House Martin 2, Skylark 2 over, Meadow Pipit 3, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail m, Jay 3, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Lapwing 40, GBb Gull 2, Herring Gull 12, LBb Gull 86, Cormorant 15, Little Grebe, Shoveler 8, Tufted 6, Teal 8, Mute Swan 6 (3 juvs.).  Small White & Red Fox.  (GWR)



Buzzard (centre) & Sparrowhawk (top right) yesterday, and a fox stalking geese.  (GWR)

Monday, 30 September 2019

Monday 30th September 2019

0930 - 1100 sunny, 15c : Skylark 3, Meadow Pipit 11, Pied Wagtail 2, Kingfisher, Blackbird small flock of 5, Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrest, Jay 2, Sparrowhawk, Raven, Collared Dove 5, Little Grebe 2, Teal 20, Tufted 3, Cormorant 15, etc.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood 3, Large White, Southern Hawker, Common Darter 2.  (GWR)

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sunday 29th September 2019

0940 - 1150 rain later, 15c : Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Swallow 3 to south, House Martin 7, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit 17, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 2 (1 in song), GS Woodpecker, Jay 2, Starling c200, Collared Dove 15, Herring & LBb Gulls c60, Little Grebe 4, Teal 12, Tufted, Cormorant 12, Lapwing 59, Mute Swan 4 ad. & 1 immature.  Red Fox.

Red Admiral, Snout moth.  (GWR / RP)

A late Meadow Brown on 20th Sept

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Wednesday 25th September 2019

1015 - 1215 cloudy/drizzle 14c : Cormorant 15, Teal 16, Tufted 6, Little Grebe 3 (incl juv), Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 63, Grey Wagtail, House Martin 2, Raven, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 7, Bullfinch 2.  (RP)

Young Little Grebe today (RP)

Monday, 23 September 2019

Monday 23rd September 2019

0910 - 1140 fairly sunny, 18c : Whitethroat, Blackcap 2m, Chiffchaff 9 (3 in song), Goldcrest 2, Kingfisher 2, Meadow Pipit 7, Grey Wagtail, Swallow 6, House Martin 2, Jay 3, Buzzard 3, Teal 18, etc.

Red Admiral 2, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer moth, Southern Hawker 2, Brown Hawker, Common Darter 2.   (GWR)



                Little Grebe & Buzzard at dusk, 7th Sept 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday 22nd September 2019

0920 - 1130 cloudy after rain, 18c : Redstart, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 5, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit, Kingfisher, Swallow 3, House Martin 13, GS Woodpecker, Jay 4, Collared Dove 18, Little Grebe 3, Pochard m, Tufted 6, Teal 20, Lapwing 32, Cormorant 23, a few large gulls etc.  (RP / GWR / RS)

Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 3.

Redstart this morning (RP)



             Last Swift of the year on 15th September (GWR)

Friday, 20 September 2019

Friday 20th September 2019

0920 - 1150 sunny and fine, to 20c : Little Grebe 5, Greylag, Teal 20, Shoveler 2, Tufted 20, Cormorant 23, Lapwing 93, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 3, Swallow 20 through, House Martin 4, Collared Dove 5, Stock Dove 2, Jay 2, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 3, Chiffchaff 7, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, etc.

Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral 4 (3 at ivy flowers), Meadow Brown (late), Speckled Wood 8, Small White, Common Darter 3.   (RP/GWR)


Jay & Chiffchaff 17th Sept (GWR)

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019

0915 - 1200 sunny/breezy, 9-16c : Greylag, Little Grebe 5, Shoveler 4, Teal 26, Tufted 14, Cormorant 18, Lapwing 87, Grey Wagtail 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 3, House Martin 8, Swallow 2, Jay 2, Goldcrest 2, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 10+ (some in song).

Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Southern Hawker 2.  (RP)


Goldcrest & Buzzard today (RP)

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday 15th September 2019

0845 - 1220 generally cloudy, 14-18c : Hobby with bird prey, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 3, Swift 2 (new latest ever record), Sand Martin, House Martin 8, Swallow 6, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 11, Whitethroat, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 7, Rook, Jay, Lapwing c60, Little Grebe 3, Teal 44, Tufted 4, Mallard c50, Cormorant 14, Mute Swan 2, etc.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 8, Gv White, Vapourer moth, Southern Hawker.  (RP/GWR)



                      Hobby & Buzzard today (GWR)

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

0850 - 1000 sunny, breezy, 11c : Pochard 2, Shoveler 8, Tufted 8, Teal 10, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 9, Lapwing 50, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail over, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Swallow 4, House Martin 4, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove 10, Jay, Blackcap 10+ 1 in sub-song, Chiffchaff 8+ some in song, Reed Bunting f.  Also Small Tort 2, Speckled Wood 2.  (GWR)


             Swan, foxes & shovelers on 7th September (GWR)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wednesday 11th September 2019

1000 - 1230 fairly sunny/windy after showers, to 21c : Teal 44, Shoveler 6, Tufted, Little Grebe, Cormorant 9, Heron 7, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 42, Pied Wagtail 2, Col Dove 6, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Swift 3, Swallow 2, Sand Martin, House Martin 6, Blackcap, Chiffchaff 10.  Garden Warbler 2 on 10th Sept.  (RP)

Small Copper, Speckled Wood 15, Green-veined White, Vapourer moth 3.  (GWR)

"Albino" Buzzard today (RP)

Monday, 9 September 2019

Monday 9th September 2019

1020 - 1125 rain, 12c : Common Sandpiper 2, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 71, Wigeon 4, Shoveler 12, Teal 14, Cormorant 11, Little Grebe, Swift 5, Swallow 30+, House Martin 10, Pied Wagtail 3, LBb Gull 31, Chiffchaff.  (GWR)




Common Blue, Small Copper, Comma & Painted Lady on Sat.7th Sept.(GWR)


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Saturday 7th September 2019

"All-dayer" from 0645 - 2015. Total 56 (listed in the order seen) :

1  Carrion Crow (5)
2  Magpie (12+)
3  Wood Pigeon (numerous)
4  Wren (7)
5  Robin (numerous)
6  Dunnock (4)
7  Chiffchaff (15+)
8  Heron (5)
9  Goldfinch (20+)
10 Blackcap (6)
11 Garden Warbler (1)
12 Mallard (c30)
13 Cormorant (12)
14 Lesser Black-backed Gull (20+)
15 Lapwing (c60)
16 Coot (26)
17 Moorhen (4)
18 Bullfinch (5)
19 Teal (32)
20 Collared Dove (12)
21 Starling (c30)
22 Little Grebe (2)
23 Jackdaw (59)
24 Swallow (8) (20 at dusk)
25 Pied Wagtail (3)
26 Black-headed Gull (102)
27 Meadow Pipit (5)
28 Buzzard (5)
29 Jay (3)
30 House Martin (10)
31 Great-spotted Woodpecker (f)
32 Long-tailed Tit (20+)
33 Great Tit (numerous)
34 Blue Tit (numerous)
35 Lesser Whitethroat (3)
36 Herring Gull (5)
37 Song Thrush (3)
38 Canada Geese (453)
39 Sand Martin (1)
40 Mute Swan (2)
41 Blackbird (7)
42 Shoveler (4)
43 Common Sandpiper (1)
44 Goldcrest (4)
45 Kingfisher (1)
46 Willow Warbler (3)
47 Tufted Duck (2)
48 Swift (5) (15 at dusk)
49 Feral Pigeon (3)
50 Chaffinch (f)
51 Rook (2)
52 House Sparrow (c15)
53 Reed Bunting (f)
54 Linnet (4)
55 Stock Dove (2)
56 Sparrowhawk (f)

(Grey Wagtail heard only, not counted)

(GWR / RP)

Also seen : Red Deer, Red Fox (4), Bat (2 at dusk, probably Pipistrelle).

Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma, Small Copper, Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 3, Speckled Wood 6, Green-veined White, Small White 4, Vapourer moth 4, Latticed Heath.  Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Common Darter 2.

Lesser Whitethroat today (GWR)

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4th September 2019

0945 - 1130 fairly sunny/windy, to 18c : Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff 4, Swift 5, House Martin 15, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 2, Collared Dove 12, Jay 2, Rook 2, GS Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 38, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 7, Heron 6, Tufted 2, Teal 25.

Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood 16, Green-veined White, Southern Hawker, Common Darter.   (RP / GWR)

Linley Wood 1420 - 1500 : Hobby, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Swallow 2 over. (GWR)

Laburnum face.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday 1st September 2019

0920 - 1120 sunny but windy, 14-18c : Grey Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe 2, Teal 8, Tufted 4, Cormorant 5, Heron 6, Swift 6, House Martin 25, Collared Dove 12, Rook 5, Blackcap 2, Willow/Chiffchaff 3, Greenfinch, etc.

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown 2, Speckled Wood 6, Common Marbled Carpet, Southern Hawker.  (GWR / RP)

Grey Wagtail today.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Friday 30th August 2019

1030 - 1300 sunny breaks, 17-20c : Common Sandpiper 3, Teal 2, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 12, Swift 8, Swallow, Buzzard, Collared Dove 22, Whitethroat, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 2, etc.

Small Tortoiseshell 8, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 2, Vapourer moth.  (RP / GWR)


Heron & Cormo. 25th Aug

Thursday 29th August 2019

1000 - 1145 light cloud, 15c : Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe, Teal 8, Cormorant 13, Heron 6, Common Sand., Lapwing 62, large gulls c150, Swift 20, House Martin 2, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 6, Goldcrest 2.  (RP)

Teal on 25th Aug. (GWR)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Monday 26th August 2019

0830 - 1030 misty start, 17c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing c40, Little Grebe 2, Teal 11, Tufted 3, Cormorant 15, Jay 2, Collared Dove 8 (photo's), Stock Dove 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallows & House Martins c30, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 2, Chiff/Willow 5.  (GWR)

Tawny Owl 2, Ring-necked Parakeet & Nuthatch 2 at Rushall.



Sunday, 25 August 2019

Sunday 25th August 2019

0730 - 1100 mainly at the floods, sunny 17 - 24c : Little Grebe, Cormorant 14, Heron 5, Teal 16, Tufted 4, Lapwing 60, LBb Gull 100+, Collared Dove 5, Raven, Swift 5, Swallow 50+, House Martin 35, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap 5, Whitethroat 3, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff 3 (1 in song), Linnet 2, Goldfinch 50+, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting 2.

Red Fox 3, Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral 3, Vapourer moth 2, etc.  (GWR)



          A few Swallows, Martins & Whitethroat today (GWR)

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Saturday 24th August 2019

0915 - 1030 sunny, 20c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing c40, Teal 2, Tufted 3, Little Grebe, Cormorant 14, Heron 5, Swallow 3, Pied Wagtail, Stock Dove,   Also Vapourer & Painted Lady.  (RP)    Swift 2 at Rushall.  (GWR)

Dunnock on 20th August

Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday 23rd August 2019

1145 - 1345, becoming sunny, to 22c : Holly Blue, Common Blue 3, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 3, Ruddy Darter, Southern Hawker 3, Brown Hawker 3, etc.

Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Tufted 3, Teal 2, Cormorant 8, large gulls 300+ including 4 Great Black-backed, Lapwing c60, Swallow 10, Collared Dove 11, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 2, etc.  (RP / GWR)

Pied Wagtail today (GWR)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tuesday 20th August 2019

1100 - 1245 fairly sunny, to 19c : Blackcap 10+, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler 10+, Garden Warbler 2, Swift 4, Swallow 4, House Martin 3, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe 3, GC Grebe, Teal 2, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 47, etc

Common Blue f, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 4, Mother of Pearl 6, Vapourer, etc.  (RP / GWR)


White Bryony (GWR)

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday 18th August 2019

0900 - 1130 sunny & breezy, to 19c : Kestrel 3, Sparrowhawk mobbed by 20 Goldfinch, Buzzard 2, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Heron 7, Cormorant 7, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove 14, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 5, House Martin 6, Swift 8, Raven, Rook 3, Blackbird 3, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch 2, Linnet 2, House Sparrow 2, etc.

Painted Lady 3, Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown 25+, Hedge Brown 20+, Speckled Wood 3, Small Skipper 6, Essex Skipper, Green-veined White 3, Small White 2, Mother of Pearl moth 2, Angle Shades.

Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker 2, Brown Hawker 4, Emperor 2, Common Darter 3.  (RP / GWR)

Mistle Thrush 15 over Rushall on Saturday evening, to south.





               Blackcap & Common Darter on 13th Aug. (GWR)

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019

1500 - 1600 sunny, breezy 19c : Little Grebe, Teal 2 (photo), Cormorant 5, Lapwing 63, Bh Gull 182, Herring & LBb Gull 161, Collared Dove 4, Swallow, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap m. (GWR)