Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Tuesday 25th January 2022

1215-1320 overcast/cold 2c: Shoveler 8, Teal 4, Goosander 5, Pochard 2m, Tufted 10, Com Gull 5, Bh Gull c400, Herring & LBb Gull c200, GBb Gull 50, Stock Dove 2.   (GR)

Monday, 24 January 2022

Monday 24th January 2022

1200-1300 cold & dull, 3c: Little Egret 2, Goosander 2f, Wigeon pair, Teal 6, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 60.  Female Blackcap at Rushall.   (GR)


Egrets & Blackcap today (GR)


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Sunday 23rd January 2022

1200 overcast 4c: quiet again; Goosander 2, Shoveler 4, Teal, Pochard 2, Wigeon pair, Tufted 15, Com Gull, Cormorant 5, Lapwing 55, Pied Wagtail 2. (GR)


Chaffinch & landfill gulls 20/01


Saturday, 22 January 2022

Saturday 22nd January 2022

1130 - 1200 dull, 6c, little change: M Swan 7, Cormo 4, Tufted 11, Pochard, Goosander 6, Shoveler 4, Wigeon 2, Lapwing 44.   (RP)

Parakeet at Park Lime Pits today (RP)

 


Thursday, 20 January 2022

Thursday 20th January 2022

1000-1200 sunny, cold & frosty, 1-4c: Goosander 11, Pochard 3, Wigeon pair, Shoveler 10, Little Grebe 5, Cormorant 2, Common Gull 8, GBb Gull c44, Lapwing 64, Buzzard 2, Raven, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 4, Bullfinch m, Reed Bunting, etc  (GR / RP)

Gulls on ice (GR)


Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tuesday 18th January 2022

1200 light cloud 5c; usual gulls, Shoveler 4, Tufted 10, Teal 6, Grey Wagtail f, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush 2 in Rowan, Sparrowhawk, Red Deer 5 in horse pasture.  (GR)

1215-1330: Shoveler now 11, Goosander 9, Wigeon 2, Cormorant, M Swan 7, Coot 86, Lapwing 107, Com Gull 4, Reed Bunting f, Red Fox 2.  (RP)


Jackdaws bathing 17/01


Monday, 17 January 2022

Monday 17th January 2022

1200-1300 sunny & fine 7c: Mute Swan 8, Little Egret, Pochard 6m, Tufted 10, Shoveler 4, Teal 12, Dabchick 3, Common Gull 3, large gulls 400+.   (GR)

Little Egret today

 
Polish white/black ringed Bh Gull T2RM today, first recorded here on 04/03/2017. The bird was ringed as a nestling on 11/06/2012 in Poland, so 10 years old this year. (GR)


Sunday, 16 January 2022

Sunday 16th January 2022

1000 onwards, generally cloudy 5c: M Swan 7, Wigeon 2, Goosander 2, Shoveler 4, Teal 12, Dabchick 4, Lapwing 65, Buzzard, Raven, Stock Dove 2, Feral Pigeon 8, Song Thrush in song, Goldcrest, House Sparrow 3.  (RP) (GR)


H Gull & Pochard 13/01 (RP)


Thursday, 13 January 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022

1000-1150 sunny, frosty 3c: Pochard 5, Wigeon pair, Tufted 10, Shoveler 4, Teal 5, Mute Swan 7, Dabchick 3, Lapwing c80, large gulls c400, Bh Gull c350, Common Gull 7, Meadow Pipit 8, Mistle Thrush.  Also Red deer 2 stags, Red Fox 2.   (RP / GR)


A few gulls & Mistle Thrush (GR)


Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Tuesday 11th January 2022

1000-1115 cloudy, damp 8c: Woodcock 2 (site record), Snipe, Lapwing 88, Com Gull 2, GBb Gull c50, Pochard pair, Wigeon pair, Goosander 4, Teal 16, Tufted 10, GC Grebe, Little Grebe 2, Mute Swan 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Chaffinch 3, etc   (RP / GR)

Reed Bunting f 09/01 (RP)


Monday, 10 January 2022

Monday 10th January 2022

1100-1200 rainy 6c: Greylag, Goosander m, Gadwall pair, Teal 8, Heron, GBb Gull 35, Common Gull 2, Grey Wagtail. Kestrel at 1430.   (GR)


Gadwall & Greylag today


Sunday, 9 January 2022

Sunday 9th January 2022

1000-1200 sunny 3-6c: Pochard f, Goosander f, Wigeon pair, Shoveler pair, Teal 9, Dabchick, M Swan 6, Cormo. 10, Com Gull 4, Lapwing 95, Rook 2, Meadow Pipit 8, P Wagtail 2, GS Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, etc. Also Red Deer 2 stags.   (RP / GR)

Meadow Pipit today (RP)

Stags today (GR)


Saturday, 8 January 2022

Saturday 8th January 2022

1200-1330 rain 8c: M Swan 6, Cormorant 11, Wigeon pair, Goosander 2m, Teal 8, Moorhen 12, Lapwing 94, Com Gull juv, GBb Gull 49, Stock Dove, Buzzard, etc.  (GR)




Thursday, 6 January 2022

Thursday 6th January 2022

1100 - 1200 sleet 1c: Goosander 5, Teal 20, Wigeon 2, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 50, large gulls 600+, Grey Wagtail f (photo), Pied Wagtail 2, etc. Also a fox.  (RP / GR)



Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Wednesday 5th January 2022

1015-1100 sunny 4c: M Swan 3, Gulls c400 took flight, Wigeon pair, Goosander pair, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant 10, etc.   (GR)

Woodpecker @ Park Limepits


Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Tuesday 4th January 2022

1000 - 1100 becoming sunny 2c: Shoveler, Tufted 10, Dabchick 3, Cormorant 12, Lapwing 60, GBb Gull 64, Common Gull 5, Bh Gull c400, Herring Gull c120.  (GR)

Heron along the Daw End canal (GR)


Sunday, 2 January 2022

Sunday 2nd January 2022

A morning visit (sunny, 9c) added:  Collared Dove & 20 Snipe. Also seen - Goosander pair, Teal 24, Common Gull 4, 300+ other gulls (mainly Black-headed) Cormorant 13, Bullfinch, Red Deer 2.   (GR/RP)

60 Jackdaws to north-west at 1605 followed by 100 more at 1620.


Kestrel & Hazel catkins 01/01


Saturday, 1 January 2022

Saturday 1st January 2022

0930-1300 mainly cloudy, 11 - 14c: Mute Swan 6, Canada Geese 50+, Wigeon pair, Teal 30, Shoveler 6, Tufted 15, Goosander 6, Mallard 12, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Cormorant 11, Lapwing 99, GBb Gull, LBb Gull, Herring Gull, Bh Gull 200+, Common Gull 3, Pied Wagtail 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel m, Buzzard, Raven 2, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Jay 2, Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon 4, Stock Dove 2, GS Woodpecker 2, Starling, House Sparrow, Blackbird 6, Redwing 3, Song Thrush in song, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit 8, Greenfinch 2, Bullfinch pair, Chaffinch, Lesser Redpoll, Goldfinch 15, Reed Bunting 2.   (51)  Also Grey Squirrel & Red Deer (7).  (GR/RP)



Goosander & Deer today (GR)


Thursday, 30 December 2021

Thursday 30th December 2021

1100 mild but rainy, 12c: little of interest - Goosander pair, Wigeon pair, Pochard pair, Tufted 9, Teal f, Cormorant 11, Lapwing 108, usual gulls etc.   (GR)

Teal 13/01 (GR)


Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Wednesday 29th December 2021

1030-1200 cloudy, breezy, wet 10c: Pochard pair, Wigeon pair, Shoveler m, Teal 4, Dabchick 3, Lapwing 75, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail 2, Raven.   (RP)

100+ Jackdaws to the north at 1605.   (GR)

Jay at Rushall yesterday (GR)


Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Tuesday 28th December 2021

1300 - 1415 rainy 7c: Mute Swan 4, Cormorant 9, Goosander 9, Wigeon pair, Shoveler 6, Teal 7, Tufted 11, Little Grebe 3, Lapwing 89, a few gulls, Sparrowhawk f, Long-tailed Tit 9, etc.   (GR)



 


Saturday, 25 December 2021

Saturday 25th December 2021

1230-1345 overcast, dull & wet 3c: Moorhen 19, Little Grebe, Goosander 5, Teal, Tufted 6, Mute Swan 6, Cormorant 8, Little Egret, Com Gull, Lapwing 55 + 30 at McKech's, Buzzard, Redwing 3.   (GR)

Robin on 12/12

4 of 5 Goosander today (GR)


Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Tuesday 21st December 2021

1230-1300 cloudy 4c: 400+ large gulls mainly Herring & Great Blacks, Yellow-legged Gull, Bh Gull 250+, Common Gull 3, Shoveler 10, Wigeon pair, Goosander 2m, Teal 16, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 60+, etc.   (GR)


Goldeneye 20/12 (GR)


Monday, 20 December 2021

Monday 20th December 2021

1000-1100 overcast, 5c: Goldeneye f, Wigeon pair, Teal 2, Tufted 12, Shoveler, Goosander 2m, Dabchick, Cormorant 14, Kingfisher, Common Gull 2, Yellow-legged Gull, Raven.   (RP)


Goldeneye & Com Gull today (RP)


Sunday, 19 December 2021

Sunday 19th December 2021

1030-1200 foggy & wet, 2c: Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Greenfinch, Bullfinch pair, Mistle Thrush, a few Redwing & Fieldfare, Pied Wagtail, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 50+, Tufted 6, Goosander 4, Teal 10, Cormorant 11, M Swan 6.    (GR)


Gulls & Mistle 15/12 (GR)


Saturday, 18 December 2021

Saturday 18th December 2021

1130-1230 9c cloudy, damp: M Swan 6, Cormorant 14, Coot 162, Dabchick, Shoveler, Goosander 3, Lapwing 78, Common Gull.   (RP)

Wigeon on 12th Dec (RP)


Thursday, 16 December 2021

Thursday 16th December 2021

1130-1245 overcast, 10c: Goosander 10, Shoveler 8, Tufted 9, Wigeon pair, Gadwall f yesterday, Mute Swan 6, Cormorant 15, Dabchick, Lapwing 72, Common Gull 4, GBb Gull 96, Herring & LBb Gull 150, Bh Gull 200+, Greenfinch 4, a few Redwings, Blackbirds & Song Thrush.    (GR)



Song Thrush, Greenfinch & Com Gulls today


Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Tuesday 14th December 2021

1000-1130 cloudy/showery, 10c: Ring-necked Parakeet 2 to north, Mute Swan 6, Cormorant 14, Shoveler 4, Teal 12, Tufted 12, Lapwing 71, Common Gull 2. 400+ gulls at McKechnies flood, Goldcrest 2.  (RP / GR)



Blackbird & Goldfinches 12/12