Friday, 30 January 2015

Friday 30th January 2015

1500 - 1520 sunny, cold North-Westerly 4c : Common Gull 2 (photo), Great Black-backed Gull 4, Herring / Lesser-black Backed Gull 15, Black-headed Gull 120, Shoveler 2 drakes, Goosander 2, Teal 3, Tufted 25, Lapwing 30, Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Redwing 8. Buzzard 2 at Rushall Stone House.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thursday 29th January 2015

1415 - 1445 cold winds, earlier sleet showers 2c : Med.Gull, Common Gull, plus usual large & black-headed gulls, Shoveler 2 on Swan pool, Goosander 6, Teal 3, Mallard 39, Tufted 20, Heron 2, Cormorant 2, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen/Coot 30, Lapwing 45 mainly on brickworks field, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 3, Redwing 11 around stables, Blackbird 4, Starling 15, C Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie/W Pigeon.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Monday 26th January 2015

1045 - 1115 : Great Black-backed Gull 12, Herring Gull 5, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull 135, Great Crested Grebe, Goosander 2, Tufted 32, Lapwing 49 + 60 at brickworks field, Pied Wagtail 2, plus usuals.
Photo - Great Crested Grebes on 28th December 2014. (GWR)

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday 25th January 2015

1030 - 1215 : Chiffchaff at marsh, Lesser Redpoll 20, Goldfinch 5, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 2, Pied Wagtail, Long Tailed Tit 4, Great Tit 6, Blue Tit 7, Blackbird 2, Robin 2, Wren 2, Dunnock, Starling 6, Kestrel (photo), Buzzard 2, Rook 2, Carrion Crow 6, Magpie 8, Jackdaw 9, Common Gull, G B B Gull 4, L B B Gull 5, Herring Gull 4, B H Gull 40, Lapwing 80, Coot 36, Moorhen 14, Heron 2, Canada's 40, Goosander 2, Tufted 30, Mallard 40, Mute Swan 3, Wood Pigeon 7, Feral Pigeon 4.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Saturday 24th January 2015

1430 - 1530 : Teal 8, Goosander 11, Kestrel, Buzzard, Heron 2, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 49 then 80 at 1620, Long Tailed Tit 6, Great Tit 4, Wren 2, Robin 2, Blackbird 3, Goldfinch 6, Chaffinch 4, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon 25, Feral Pigeon 15, Collared Dove at the former Barns Farm, plus usual waterfowl etc.
Iceland Gull adult reported earlier as per RBA.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wednesday 21st January 2015

1415 - 1430 overcast, 3c : Cormorant 4 over, Mute Swan 3, Greylag, Canada's 100 + 130 more on fields at Rushall, Heron 2, Great Black-backed Gull 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Herring Gull 30, Black-headed Gull 100 + 200 more at Biffa recycling plant, Common Gull, Lapwing 25, Goosander, Tufted 20, Mallard 20, Coot 20, Moorhen 12, Carrion Crow 2, Jackdaw 6, Jay 2, Magpie 3, Wood Pigeon 8, Starling 12, Blackbird 2, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Great Tit 2, Pied Wagtail 2, House Sparrow 4 at stables. Also Buzzard and male Sparrowhawk at Rushall.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday 19th January 2015

1545 - 1600 cloudy 2c : Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 15, Heron, Lapwing 50 this morning, Goosander 2 drakes, Teal 11, Tufted 25, Mute Swan 3, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 2, Dunnnock, plus usuals.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Friday 16th January 2015

0950 - 1100 cold, light frost 2c : Pochard 6, Goosander 6, Teal 2, Tufted 30, Mallard 30, Canada's 20, Heron 2, Mute Swan 3, Moorhen 12, Coot 30, Lapwing 85, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 6, Black-headed Gull 150+, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 2, Starling 15, Blackbird 3, Dunnock 2, Wren, Robin, Wood Pigeon 3, Feral Pigeon, Long-tailed Tit 4, Great Tit 4, Blue Tit 3, Carrion Crow 4, Magpie 5, Jackdaw 8, Goldfinch 3, Chaffinch, Lesser Redpoll 20 on Alders.
Photo's - Redpolls at Alders. (GWR)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Wednesday 14th January 2015

1030 - 1130 Sunny but bitter cold after light snowfall Tuesday night. 0 c : Buzzard (put up gulls), Kestrel, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull 50, Lesser Black-backed Gull 20, Herring Gull 37, Coot 30, Moorhen 12, Tufted 20, Mallard 30, Heron, Mute Swan 3, Canada's 40, Lapwing 5, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin 2, Starling 12, Blackbird 7, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 2, Wood Pigeon 3, Magpie 4, Carrion Crow 5, Jackdaw 22, Goldfinch 3, Bullfinch m, Red Fox (in field at corner of Barns Ln / Stubbers Green Rd).
Photo's : a few hasty shots of gulls, Heron, Kestrel, Bullfinch etc. (GWR)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Monday 12th January 2015

Lapwing - 80+ seen in the air at 1100. Little else of note.
Gull photo's from 30th December.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Saturday 10th January 2015

1015 - 1045 strong westerlies : Great Black-backed Gull 12, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Herring Gull 25, Black-headed Gull 50, Coot 38, Moorhen 13, Tufted 32, Mallard 35, Greylag, Canada's 50, Mute Swan 3, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 6, Carrion Crow 3, Magpie 2, Blackbird, Great Tit, Wren, Starling 12, Lapwing 21

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wednesday 7th January 2015

1530 : Most gulls gone off to roost, little of interest left, Mute Swan 3, Heron, Buzzard, Greylag, Canada's 130+, Pied Wagtail.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Monday 5th January 2015

1545 : Lapwing 40, Mute Swan 2. Sparrowhawk and Bullfinch pair at Linley Wood.
Photo : Goosanders on 28th December 2014.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday 4th January 2015

1000 - 1030 frosty, sunny morning, 0c : Kingfisher (2 chasing round shore of iced-over Swag), Pied Wagtail, Heron 3, Mute Swan 3, Teal 2, Lapwing 35, G B B Gull 6, Herring / L B B Gull 35, Black-headed Gull 50+, Long-tailed Tit 6, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird 2, plus usuals.
Photo's show Peregrine Falcon on Walsall Town Hall belltower and Little Owl near Riddian Bridge along the Rushall canal, both seen this morning. (GWR / PPN)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Saturday 3rd January 2015

1015 - 1045 rain : Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 3, Starling 29, Wren 2, Goldfinch 3, Pochard, Teal 2, Tufted 23, Mallard 30, feral duck, Moorhen 12, Coot 25, Heron 3, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 86, G B B Gull 5, Herring & L B B Gull 100+, B H Gull 120+, Jackdaw/Magpie/C Crow/W Pigeon.
Photo : exposed Goldfinch nest in Lime tree. (GWR)

Friday, 2 January 2015

Friday 2nd January 2015

Long-tailed Tit 4, Mute Swan 3, Lapwing 25 and Pied Wagtail all seen when passing though at 1025.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Thursday 1st January 2015

1310 - 1330 : Great Black-backed Gull 6, Lesser Black-backed Gull 20, Herring Gull 30+, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull 100+, Kingfisher, Lapwing 20, Coot 20, Moorhen 10, Heron, Mute Swan 3, Canada Geese 30, Little Grebe, Jackdaw 6, Carrion Crow 2, Magpie 3, Tufted Duck 20, Mallard 30+, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Starling 6, Blackbird. Mistle Thrush at Biffa recycling plant.
(GWR / PPN).