Saturday, 10 April 2021

Saturday 10th April 2021

0750 - 0915 light cloud, 2-4c: Cormorant 3, Heron, Lapwing, Sand Martin 2, House Martin, Swallow 4, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff 5, Blackcap 3, Willow Warbler 2, Goldcrest, Linnet.  Fox.    (GR)

1215 - 1330 added: LR Plover 2, Teal 18 at floods, Sparrowhawk 2 displaying, Red Deer 2.    (RP)

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Tuesday 6th April 2021

1200 - 1320 sleet showers, 5c cold wind, not much about: Tufted 39, Sand Martin 3, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 2, Mistle Thrush pair.   (GR)


Blackcap & Willow Warbler (RP)


Monday, 5 April 2021

Monday 5th April 2021

0925 - 0955 sleet shower then sunny but only 3c: LR Plover 2, Lapwing, Swallow 6, Sand Martin 3, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.  (GR)



Peacock, Comma & Sloe hedge 4th April


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Sunday 4th April 2021

1000-1130 sunny, cool breeze 6 - 10c: Peregrine, Tufted 42, Cormorant 4, Heron, LR Plover, Lapwing 3, Snipe, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 6.   (RP)

An afternoon visit (sunny, 16c) added Mistle Thrush 2, Comma, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Small White, Red-tailed Bumblebee.   (GR)


Willow Warbler & Wren today (RP)


Saturday, 3 April 2021

Saturday 3rd April 2021

0750 - 1000 overcast, 5c, north wind: Greylag 4, Teal 14, Tufted 26, GC Grebe, Jay 2, Col.Dove, Pied Wagtail 11, Meadow Pipit 3, Swallow 3, Sand Martin 2, Blackcap 3m, Chiffchaff 3, Siskin, Linnet, Reed Bunting m.  Also Red Deer 2 and a Fox.   (GR)



Grebe, Wagtail & Deer today (GR)


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Thursday 1st April 2021

0830 - 1000 overcast, NE wind, 7c: Swallow 10 & another 12 passed through to the west, Sand Martin 4, Blackcap 2 in song, Chiffchaff 5, Pied Wag 5, Meadow Pipit, Little Ringed Plover, GC Grebe, Greylag.   (PN / GR)

Herring Gull with large bill (GR)


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Wednesday 31st March 2021

 1020 - 1130 sunny 18c: Mute Swan 2 pairs at nests, Cormorant, Pochard, GC Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 6, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush pair. Also Brimstone m, Peacock 6, Small Tortoiseshell 12+, Small White.   (GR / RP)


Chiffchaff on 24th March (RP)


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Tuesday 30th March 2021

1000 - 1130 sunny 18c: Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler in song, Reed Bunting, Jay, Dabchick, Snipe, Lapwing, etc.   (GR)

Plovers on 25th March (RP)


Sunday, 28 March 2021

Sunday 28th March 2021

 1020 - 1150 cloudy, breezy, 11c, little of interest: Wigeon pair, Shoveler pair, Pochard, Lapwing 4, Jay 3, Collared Dove, Chiffchaff 2.   (GR / RP)

White Wagtail 25th March (GR)


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Thursday 25th March 2021

1000 - 1200 sunny, breezy 12c: Little Ringed Plover 2, Chiffchaff 6, White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Reed Bunting m, Shoveler 4, Teal 2, Pochard, Wigeon pair, etc.   Small Tortoiseshell.    (RP / GR)


LR Plover today  (GR)


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Wednesday 24th March 2021

1000 - 1200 some sun after showers, 10c: Chiffchaff 8, Blackcap in song, Goldcrest 2, Raven 3, Lapwing, Cormorant 4, Wigeon pair, Shoveler 2 pairs, Teal 16.   (RP / GR)


Blackcap & frogspawn today (GR)


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

1000 - 1130 cloudy, breezy, 8c: Siskin 12, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Jay 8 together, Raven 2, Buzzard 3, Meadow Pipit 4, Snipe 2, Dabchick, Teal 4, Wigeon pair.   (GR / RP)

Teal on 2nd March (GR)


Monday, 22 March 2021

Monday 22nd March 2021

0750 - 0950 overcast 4 - 6c: Greylag 2, Cormorant 2, Teal 16, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 2, Pochard, Tufted 25, Dabchick 2, Common Gull 2, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 14, GS Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest, Redwing 4, Song Thrush, House Sparrow 4, etc.    (GR)


Water Crowfoot & Heron 9th March (RP)


Sunday, 21 March 2021

Sunday 21st March 2021

1000 - 1200 cloudy, some sunny breaks, 10c: Buzzard 10 soaring high up with Sparrowhawk and Raven, Jay 2, Shoveler 4, Wigeon pair, Pochard, Teal 4, Cormorant 4, Greylag, Dabchick, Heron, Meadow Pipit 20 over to west & 3 others, Pied Wagtail 3, Common Gull, Collared Dove 2, Siskin, Redpoll, Chiffchaff in song.    Also a Small Tortoiseshell.    (RP / GR)


Blackbird & Jackdaws today (GR)


Thursday, 18 March 2021

Thursday 18th March 2021

0930 - 1130 fog clearing, overcast, 7c: Cormorant 4, Lapwing 3, Common Gull 2, Wigeon pair, Pochard f, Tufted 33, Shoveler 2, Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit 4, Pied Wag. 2, Chiffchaff in song, Chaffinch, Greenfinch 2, Siskin 5, Bullfinch pair, Linnet.   (RP / GR)   Ring-necked Parakeet at Rushall.

Red Kite on 17th @ Rushall

Parakeet @ Rushall (GR)



Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Wednesday 17th March 2021

1000 - 1145 overcast, 7c:  Little Egret, Wigeon pair, Shoveler pair, Pochard f, Cormorant 3, Common Gull 2, LBb Gull 71, Herring Gull 7, Bh Gull c250, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 3, Sparrowhawk, GS Woodpecker, Rook 2.  Red Kite over Rushall to west at 1540.   (GR)


Egret & Rook today.


Monday, 15 March 2021

Monday 15th March 2021

1145 - 1315 sunny breaks, westerlies, 9 - 11c: Pochard 2f, Wigeon pair, Shoveler 4, GC Grebe, Cormorant 7, Lapwing 4, Raven circling with 2 Buzzards (2 Ravens later), Sparrowhawk 2, Bh Gull c300, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 3, Mistle Thrush 2, Blackbird 7, Siskin small flock, Redpoll. (GR)
                      Siskins on 11th March (GR)

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Saturday 13th March 2021

Early afternoon, hail showers with strong westerlies, 9 - 5c: Oystercatcher 2, Shoveler 6, Teal 14, Wigeon pair, Pochard 2, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull c200, Mistle Thrush.   (RP)


Yl Gull (RP)


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Thursday 11th March 2021

1000 - 1145 fairly sunny/strong westerlies, 9c: Shoveler 4, Wigeon pair, Pochard 5, Common Gull 4, Yl Gull 2, Bh Gull c300, Lapwing, Siskin 30+, Redpoll 2.   (RP /GR)


Siskin & Redpoll today (RP)


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Tuesday 9th March 2021

1015 - 1215 sunny breaks, 8 - 10c: Mute Swan 6 (incl.pair nesting), Great Egret, Cormorant 3, Heron 2, Shoveler 4, Teal 12, Pochard 6, Wigeon pair, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe, Snipe 6, Bh Gull 300+, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk f, Skylark, Meadow Pipit 3, Siskin 6.   (RP / GR)




Egret, Swans & Siskins (GR)


Monday, 8 March 2021

Monday 8th March 2021

1000-1115, cloudy 5c: Chiffchaff, GC Grebe, Cormorant 3, Shoveler 6, Teal 12, Pochard 6, Wigeon 2, Tufted 39.   (RP)   Common Gull 2 & Lapwing later.  (GR)

Reed Bunting 28th Feb (RP)


Sunday, 7 March 2021

Sunday 7th March 2021

Becoming sunny, 2 - 6c: Mute Swan pair, Greylag, Cormorant 3, Heron 2, Wigeon pair, Teal 18, Pochard 6, Shoveler 6, Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull ad., Common Gull 4, Bh Gull 341, LBb Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 4, Buzzard 3. Buff-tailed Bumblebee 2.   (GR)



Thursday, 4 March 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021

1000 - 1130 overcast, 5c: Greylag, Cormorant, Heron 3, Goosander 2, Shoveler 4, Pochard 6, Teal pair, Dabchick, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c250, Collared Dove, Redwing 3, Siskin over, fox.   (RP/GR)

Fox today.

Little Grebe on 2nd March (GR)


Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

1200 - 1415 hazy sun breaking through, 4 - 8c: Goosander 6, Pochard 6, Shoveler 4, Teal 7, Wigeon pair, Tufted 30, Heron, Cormorant 4, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe, Snipe 4, Lapwing 2, Bh Gull c250, Buzzard 5 soaring, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 3, Jay 3, Bullfinch 2.  Coot, Magpie & Long-tailed Tits with nesting material.   (GR)


Snipe & Teal on 28/02 (RP)


Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sunday 28th February 2021

1000 onwards, sunny after frost, 6 - 10c: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe 19, Lapwing, Goosander pair, Wigeon pair, Pochard 3, Teal 30, Shoveler 8, Buzzard 4 circling, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush 3 in song, Chaffinch 2 in song, Reed Bunting 2 pairs, Red Deer 4 stags.   Also Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock & 2 bumblebees.  (GR / RP)


Red Deer & Reed Bunting


Saturday, 27 February 2021

Saturday 27th February 2021

1040 - 1130 sunny after frost, 8c: Oystercatcher, Lapwing 15, Wigeon pair, Goosander 9, Teal 4, Pochard 6, Shoveler 4, Cormorant 10, fox, Small Tortoiseshell (at nettlebeds 14:00), etc.  (GR)


            Small Tortoiseshell & Oystercatcher today (GR)


Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

1015 - 1200 becoming cloudy, strong SW wind, 10c:  GW Egret, Cormorant 10, Greylag, Wigeon pair, Shoveler 8, Teal 5, Goosander 4, Snipe 5, Lapwing c30, Little Grebe, Meadow Pipit 8, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush 2, Redwing 5, Siskin 2, Chaffinch 4.   (RP / GR)


Great Egret again today (GR)