Sunday, 30 June 2019

Sunday 30th June 2019

0930 - 1145 Ramblers path area, cloudy/windy, 18c : Marbled White (first Walsall district record?), Ringlet 5, Meadow Brown 4, Painted Lady 5, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moth 3, Burnet Companion 3, Cinnabar, Yellow Shell, various Grass Pyralids, Broad-bodied Chaser, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, a few Damselflies.  Bullfinch 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, Swift 4.  Also Bee Orchid.  (RP / GWR)

At the Swag : Lapwing 10, Greylag, Bh Gull 12, Canada Geese 200+.





Marbled White, Four-spotted Chaser, pair Five-spot Burnets & Bee Orchid (found by RP) this morning (GWR).

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Thursday 27th June 2019

1130 - 1330 sunny & breezy, to 20c : Green Sandpiper, LR Plover, Lapwing 27, Teal m, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 2, Greylag, Pied Wagtail, Swift 12, Swallow 4, House Martin 3, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Buzzard 3, etc.

Painted Lady 7, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock larvae 50+, Meadow Brown 20+, Ringlet 3, Speckled Wood 4, Large Skipper 10, Large White, Silver Y, Cinnabar 10, Yellow Shell 2, Burnet Companion, Garden Pebble.  Black-tailed Skimmer 6, Blue-tailed & Com. Blue Damselflies.  (RP / GWR)


Painted Lady & Peacock larvae (GWR)

Monday, 24 June 2019

Sunday 23rd June 2019

1015 - 1215 cloudy, 16c : Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Greylag, Heron 6, LR Plover, Lapwing 47, Kestrel, Collared Dove 10, Swift 20, Swallow 2, House Martin 2, Willow Warbler 3, etc.  Raven 2 at Rushall.  (GWR / RP)

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Saturday 22nd June 2019

0915 - 1045 sunny 19c : Goshawk flew east at 1005 (photo), Buzzard, Teal m, Tufted 10,  GC Grebe 2, Greylag, Heron 5, Cormorant 3, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 26, Swift 14, Swallow 2, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 2 (prob.pair), Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler 3, Reed Bunting 2m, etc.

Meadow Brown 12+, Small Heath 2, Speckled Wood 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Large Skipper 4+, Cinnabar 6, Small Magpie, Burnet Companion, Yellow Shell.   (GWR)

Painted Lady at Rushall. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Tuesday 18th June 2019

1000 - 1220 cloudy, 18c : Mute Swan 4, Greylag, Cormorant 2, Tufted 9, Heron 5, GC Grebe 4, Lapwing 8, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 10, Buzzard 2, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove 3, Pied Wagtail, GS Woodpecker, Swift 8, Swallow 2, Song Thrush 2, Blackcap, Whitethroat 3, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 5, Greenfinch 2, House Sparrow 2, Reed Bunting m, etc.

Meadow Brown 4, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell 2 of new brood, Small White 2, Common Blue 3, Large Skipper 6, Small Magpie, Cinnabar 10, May Highflyer, Latticed Heath, Grass Pyralids 7.  Black-tailed Skimmer 3f, Common Blue Damselfly 8.  (GWR)





Black-tailed Skimmer, Dock Bug, Large Skipper & Meadow Brown today.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Friday 14th June 2019

1500 - 1530 rain, 13c : Greylag, Cormorant 2, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Tufted 8, GC Grebe 4, Lapwing 2, Swallow 2.   Mute Swan pair with 5 cygnets on Rushall canal at 1830.  (GWR)

Stinging Nettle Clustercup Rust Fungus

Monday, 10 June 2019

Sunday 9th June 2019

1015 - 1115 overcast 14c : Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Heron 4, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Reed Warbler.

Also Large Skipper & 3 Speckled Wood.  Common & Blue-tailed Damselflies. (RP)

 fly species not known

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019

1145 - 1345 sunny breaks, 15c : Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral, Large Skipper, Speckled Wood 3, Small White, Cinnabar, Yellow Shell, Degeers Longhorn 3, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser, Common & Blue-tailed Damselflies.

Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant, Heron 6, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing, Collared Dove 4, Swallow 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2m, Willow Warbler 4, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush 3, Greenfinch 4, Reed Bunting 2.  (GWR)




 Painted Ladies, Large Skipper & Degeers Longhorn moth today (GWR)

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Saturday 1st June 2019

1030 - 1230 hazy sun, 19c : Greylag 2, Oystercatcher 4, Lapwing 4, Heron 3, Cormorant, Common Tern, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit family groups.

Also Dingy Skipper, Common Blue 4, Small Heath 6, Speckled Wood 10, Red Admiral, Gv White, Mother Shipton 3, Burnet Companion 2.

Black-tailed Skimmer, Common & Blue-tailed Damselflies, Green Lacewing.  (RP)



 Dingy Skipper, Mother Shipton & Black-tailed Skimmer today (all RP)