Sunday, 26 September 2021

Sunday 26th September 2021

1000-1200 sunny breaks, to 18c: much as yesterday plus - Swallow 3, Yellow-legged Gull ad, Little Egret 3, Meadow Pipit 13, Pied Wagtail 4, Grey Wagtail, Cormorant 22, Heron 6, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch 15.

Comma, Speckled Wood 4, Southern Hawker 2.   (RP / GR)


Comma & Nettle Tap micro (RP)


Saturday, 25 September 2021

Saturday 25th September 2021

0830 cloudy 17c: Mute Swan 10, Greylag 17, Cormorant 12, GC Grebe, Little Grebe 10 + 2 chicks, Little Egret, Coot 151, Wigeon 3, Gadwall 3, Tufted 5, Teal 6, Shoveler 10, Lapwing 17, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 2, Jay 2, Chiffchaff 5, Goldcrest, etc.  Peregrine Falcon 2 at Walsall.    (GR)



Thursday, 23 September 2021

Thursday 23rd September 2021

1000-1200 19c but breezy: Kingfisher, Mute Swan 10, Cormorant 17, Greylag 17, Little Grebe 16 incl 2 chicks, Gadwall 5, Tufted 2, Shoveler 18, Teal 12, Little Egret 2, Col Dove, Meadow Pipit 2, Chiffchaff 4 some in song still, etc.  Red Admiral at Ivy, Speckled Wood.   (RP / GR)

Gadwall on 21/09 (RP)


Teal & Wigeon 19/09 (RP)


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

0845-1015 hazy sun 16c: Snipe, Lapwing c30, Little Egret 2, Greylag, M Swan 9, Cormorant 11, Shoveler 10, Teal 8, Gadwall pair, Wigeon 2, Little Grebe 8, Heron 4, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 13, Jay 3, GS Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 4.  Red Deer 6, Meadow Brown.  (GR)

Bh Gull (ringed) 19/09 (RP)


Grey & Pied Wags 21/09 (RP)


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Tuesday 21st September 2021

1200-1315 light cloud 18c: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 2, M Pipit 5, Skylark, Buzzard 2, Gadwall 5, Shoveler 11, Wigeon 2, Teal 6, Dabchick 12, Coot 179.   (RP)


4 Little Egrets this afternoon (GR)


Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday 19th September 2021

1000-1200 becoming sunny, 18c: Little Egret, Cormorant 16, Little Grebe 12 + 2 chicks, Greylag 2, Wigeon, Tufted 2, Teal 10, Shoveler 8, Gadwall pair, Lapwing 50+, Raven 2, Jay 3, Buzzard pale form, Chiffchaff 5 some in song, Blackcap m, Bullfinch.

Speckled Wood 3, Comma 4, Vapourer 2, Southern Hawker 3, Brown Hawker, Common Darter 2.   (RP / GR)


Buzzard today (GR)


Friday, 17 September 2021

Friday 17th September 2021

1110-1230 cloudy, breezy 17c: Wigeon, Shoveler 8, Gadwall pair, Teal 10, Cormo 10, M Swan 10, Little Egret, Little Grebe 11 + 2 chicks, Pied Wag 2, Grey Wag, Jay 3, Buzzard, a few Blackcaps & Chiffchaffs.   (GR)


Growing 20ft up on a Poplar stump..(GR)


Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Wednesday 15th September 2021

0930-1130 cloudy 16c: M Swan 10, Greylag, Cormorant 9, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe 8, Gadwall pair, Shoveler 8, Teal 8, Tufted, Lapwing c30, Bh Gull 69 at McKechnie's pool, Reed Warbler (late date), Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 8, Swallow 8, Meadow Pipit 4, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Collared Dove 2, Jay, Bullfinch.  

Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer 3, Southern Hawker 4 incl mating pair.   (GR)


Holly Blue & Small Heath (GR)


Monday, 13 September 2021

Monday 13th September 2021

1340-1420 cloudy 18c: GBb Gull 2, Little Egret 3, Little Grebe 6, Cormorant 12, M Swan 9, Shoveler 6, Teal 2, Tufted 2, Buzzard.   (GR)

Great Black-backed gull today (GR)

Wren on 28th August (RP)


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Sunday 12th September 2021

1000-1200 light cloud 18c: Little Grebe 12 +3 chicks, Little Egret 2, Cormorant 8, Shoveler 10, Teal 6, Coot 133, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 18, Meadow Pipit 6 over, Blackcaps & Chiffchaff 12+, etc.   (RP)


Grebes & Egret 11/09 (GR)


Saturday, 11 September 2021

Saturday 11th September 2021

0950-1150 fairly sunny 19c: Mute Swan 12, Little Egret 2, Barnacle Goose, Greylag 2, Little Grebe 11 incl 3 chicks, Gadwall pair, Shoveler 8, Teal 7, Tufted, GBb Gull, Cormorant 12, Meadow Pipit 5, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 4, etc.   

Small Heath, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown 2, Vapourer 2.   (GR)

Common Darter 7th Sept (RP)



 

Friday 10th September 2021

1030-1200 cloudy 19c: Mandarin m, Shoveler 8, Teal 7, M Swan 12, Little Grebe 17 incl 3 chicks, Little Egret, Cormorant 11, Lapwing 28+, Jay 2, Blackcap 5.   (RP)


Dabchicks today (RP)

 

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Thursday 9th September 2021

0810-1010 hazy sun 20c: Little Grebe 10, M Swan 10, Cormorant 8, Little Egret, Heron 5, Tufted, Teal 3, Gadwall pair, Lapwing 41, Pied Wagtail, House Martin 3, Raven, RN Parakeet over, Col Dove, Chiffchaff 8, Blackcap 2, Greenfinch, Bullfinch 2, Song Thrush 3 juvs, etc.    (GR)


Blackcap & Holly Blue 28/08 (GR)


Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Tuesday 7th September 2021

0915-1100 sunny 21c: Canada Geese 550+, Barnacle Goose, Greylag 4, M Swan 10, Cormorant 14, Little Egret, Little Grebe 14, Teal 3, Snipe, Lapwing 39, H Martin 2, Pied Wagtail, GS Woodpecker 2, Wheatear, Coal Tit, Jay, Col Dove 2, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Reed Bunting 2.

Common Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral 2, Peacock, M Brown, S Wood 4, Snout, Vapourer etc.   (GR / RP)


Barnacle & Snipe today (GR)

Wheatear today (RP)


Sunday, 5 September 2021

Sunday 5th September 2021

0830 - 1100 sunny to 20c: Greylag 2 + 17 over, Mute Swan 10, Little Egret, Little Grebe 12, Cormorant 6, Shoveler, Tufted 3, Teal 65 (at floods), Lapwing c30, Jay, Buzzard 3, GS Woodpecker m, Swallow 3, Nuthatch (1st site record!), Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff 10, Blackcap 3, etc.   (RP / GR).


Greylag & Woodpecker (RP)


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Saturday 4th September 2021

0945-1200 sunny start then cloudy 17c: M Swan 10, Greylag 2, Cormorant 8, Mandarin m, Shoveler 2, Teal 2, Little Grebe 4, Lapwing c30, H Martin 4, Buzzard 2, Raven 2, Col Dove 2, Garden Warbler, Blackcap 5f & m, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler 8+, Whitethroat 2, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Goldfinch 6+, etc.  Speckled Wood 5, S Tort 2, Vapourer.   (GR)

An early afternoon visit added Barnacle Goose, 3 Greylag, Little Egret, Heron & 5 Teal.   (RP)


Barnacle & Mandarin today (GR)


Sunday, 29 August 2021

Sunday 29th August 2021

0930-1130 sunny breaks, breezy, 17c: Gadwall 3, Shoveler, Tufted, Teal 3, Little Grebe 6 incl chick, Little Egret, M Swan 9 (incl mating pair!), Cormorant 5, Lapwing 47, Sparrowhawk, Raven 2 to north, Rook 2, Swift 3, H Martin, Swallow 2, Willow Warbler in song, Chiffchaff 6 (some in song), Blackcap 2, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch 6.

Vapourer 2, Buff Tip larva, Small Heath (on 28/08), Holly Blue, etc.   (RP/GR) 



 Little Egret, Holly Blue & Common Darter on 28th August (all @ RP)



Saturday, 28 August 2021

Saturday 28th August 2021

1015-1145 sunny, 18c: Cormorant 9, Mute Swan 9, Greylag, Little Egret, Little Grebe 5, Teal 2, Shoveler 2, Lapwing 24, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Swallow 6, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 9, Goldcrest.   (GR)


Hobby today (GR)


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Thursday 26th August 2021

0945-1115 sunny intervals 17c: Little Grebe 9 incl chick, Shoveler 6, Gadwall 3, Teal 3, Little Egret, Cormorant 5, Heron 3, Lapwing 30, Col.Dove 2, Kingfisher, Raven 4, Swallow 3, Swift, Blackcap 4, etc   (RP)


Gadwall & Shoveler today (RP)


Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Wednesday 25th August 2021

0950-1200 overcast, 16c: Whinchat 2, Blackcap 5+, Chiffchaff 5+, Swallow 2, House Martin 3, Stock Dove 3, Sparrowhawk f, ? Sandpiper flew off, Dabchick 2, Cormorant 4, Little Egret etc.   (RP/GR)


Whinchats today (GR)


Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Tuesday 24th August 2021

1000-1200 cloudy 16c: M Swan 7, Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 4, Little Grebe 4, Shoveler 7, Wigeon, Coot 138, Moorhen 13, Lapwing 46, large gulls 200+, Chiff/Willow Warbler c8, Swallow 6, Reed Bunting f.  Green Carpet, Common Carpet, Flame Carpet.   (RP)

Green Carpet moth today (RP)

 


Sunday, 22 August 2021

Sunday 22nd August 2021

1000-1200 generally cloudy 17c: Mute Swan 8, Cormorant 4, Little Grebe 5, Heron, Lapwing 25, usual gulls, House Martin 3, Sand Martin 2, Swallow, Col. Dove, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff 3.

Peacock, Small Tort., Meadow Brown 6, Hedge Brown 3, Common Blue 3m, Flame Carpet (photo), Udea Lutealis moth 2.  (RP /GR)



Saturday, 21 August 2021

Saturday 21st August 2021

0830 - 0940 rain 17c: Dabchick 2, Coot 99, Cormorant 5, Lapwing 17, Long-tailed Tit 12, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 3.   (GR)




Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thursday 19th August 2021

0940-1040 cloudy, 16c: Greylag, Cormorant 5, M Swan 6, Lapwing 17, Sparrowhawk 2 (photo), Little Grebe, Collared Dove 3, a few House Martins and Swallows etc.  (GR)



Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Wednesday 18th August 2021

0945-1015 cloudy: Cormorant 5, Greylag 2, Little Grebe, large gulls 250, Lapwing 20, Swift 2, Collared Dove, Rook.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth,Rushall 17/08 (GR)


Monday, 16 August 2021

Monday 16th August 2021

1030-1200 overcast, westerlies 14c: Coot 121, M Swan 6, Cormorant 7, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 38, GBb Gull 3, Swift 8, House & Sand Martins 12.   (GR)