Saturday, 30 October 2021

Saturday 30th October 2021

1130 - 1200 light sun: Greylag 48, Cormorant 15, M Swan 11, Tufted 37, Teal 18, Shoveler 13, Lapwing 47.   (RP)

Tufted Duck (RP)

Deer Shield Fungus (GR)


Thursday, 28 October 2021

Thursday 28th October 2021

1015-1145 cloudy SW breeze, 14c: Greylag 36, M Swan 16, Pochard f, Teal, Tufted 25, Shoveler 16, Dabchick 4, Lapwing 56, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 8, Sparrowhawk, Skylark 2, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Chaffinch 2, etc   (GR)

Common Gull and..

Mistle Thrush today (GR)

Yellow Fieldcap 26/10 (GR)


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Tuesday 26th October 2021

1000-1145 cloudy 11c: Tufted 32, Teal 3, Pochard, Shoveler 18, Coot 190!, Little Grebe 5, Cormorant 14, M Swan 14, Greylag 43, Little Egret, Lapwing 32, GBb Gull 5, Buzzard, Redwing 4, Goldcrest, Bullfinch 4, Chaffinch 2.  (RP / GR)


Greylags & Reed Bunting 24/10 (RP)


Sunday, 24 October 2021

Sunday 24th October 2021

1000-1215 cloudy 10c: M Swan 15, Greylag 48, Shoveler 18, Teal 6 + 30 at floods, Tufted 14, Little Egret, Little Grebe 2, Cormorant 16, Coot 169, Lapwing c30, GBb Gull 10 on 23/10, Jay 5, Raven, Sparrowhawk m, Stock Dove 2, Ring-necked Parakeet, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail 2, Greenfinch 4, Goldfinch 6, Chaffinch 2, Reed Bunting 2, etc.   (RP /GR)

Mckechnies 1225: Bh Gull 180, Herring & LBb Gull 26, Heron, Jackdaw 5.

Puffball species (RP)

Raven over quarry today (RP)

 


Friday, 22 October 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021

1100-1130 sunny 11c: Greylag 37, M Swan 11, Cormo 13, Shoveler 24, Tufted 13, Teal 5, Kingfisher f, etc.    (RP)



Shoveler, Teal & Wigeon 21/10 (RP)


Thursday, 21 October 2021

Thursday 21st October 2021

1145 bright sun, 7c cold NW wind: M Swan 21, Greylag 33, Cormo 14, Little Egret, Tufted 13, Shoveler 21, Teal 2, Lapwing 58, Rook, Meadow Pipit 2.   (GR)   Also, 5 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 135+ Coot & 69 Lapwing seen earlier.   (RP)



Mix of stuff on 19th Oct. (GR)


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Tuesday 19th October 2021

1200 overcast, showery 17c: Greylag 54!, Mute Swan 16, Cormorant 16, Shoveler 21, Lapwing 30, GBb Gull 2, Little Egret, Starling c70.   (GR)



Greylags, Swans & Starlings today (GR)


Monday, 18 October 2021

Monday 18th October 2021

1040 drizzle 12c: Greylag 22, Mute Swan 16, Cormorant 16, Little Egret, Shoveler 18, Tufted 10, Little Grebe 4, GBb Gull 3, Long-tailed Tit flock of 12+.  (GR)



Sunday, 17 October 2021

Sunday 17th October 2021

1030 rain 12c: M Swan 15, Greylag 18, Cormo 17, Heron 4, Shoveler 22, Tufted 5, Teal 6, Dabchick 2, Lapwing 54.   Also a few Shaggy Ink Cap fungi through.  (GR)

General view today (GR)


Saturday, 16 October 2021

Saturday 16th October 2021

0900 cloudy 9c: Mute Swan 21, Greylag 15 over, Cormorant 9, Teal 6, Shoveler 12, Lapwing 24, Pied Wagtail 5, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Redwing 12, Goldcrest.    (GR)



Thursday, 14 October 2021

Thursday 14th October 2021

1030-1200 overcast 13c: Reed Bunting, Redpoll 3, Greenfinch 2, Redwing 40,  M Pipit, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Lapwing 40, GBb Gull 2, Tufted 9, Shoveler 22, Teal 7, Greylag 13.  Fox.   (GR / RP)

Shoveler today


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Wednesday 13th October 2021

0950-1010 cloudy, 12c: no sign of Scaup, M Swan 13, Greylag 16, Teal 10, Shoveler 23, Tufted 7, Little Grebe 10, Skylark, P Wagtail 2.  (RP)

Redwing - 100+ over to west, 120+ over Rushall 0730-0745 & 130+ over Aldridge.  (GR) 


Scaup yesterday (GR)


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Tuesday 12th October 2021

1000-1140 overcast, breezy 12c: Scaup f (still present this evening), Mute Swan 15 incl 3 juvs, Cormorant 22, Greylag 16, Shoveler 23, Pochard 2, Tufted 7, Teal 3, Little Grebe 10 incl 2 juvs, Kingfisher, Lapwing 62, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Reed Bunting.    (RP/GR)


Scaup today (RP)


Sunday, 10 October 2021

Sunday 10th October 2021

1000-1200 becoming sunny, to 17c: Stonechat, M Pipit 2, Chiffchaff 3, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Kingfisher, Dabchick 10 incl 2 chicks, Little Egret, Cormorant 16, Shoveler 24, Teal 6, Mute Swan 11, Jay.

Comma 2, Red Admiral, Spec Wood, Small White, Southern Hawker m, Common Darter m, Dock Bug.   (RP / GR)



Red Admiral & Stonechat today


Saturday, 9 October 2021

Saturday 9th October 2021

1445-1530 fairly cloudy 17c: Greylag 10, Cormorant 10, Shoveler & Teal 20, Grey Wagtail, GBb Gull 3, Herring/LBb Gull 165, Lapwing 72, M Pipit. Migrant Hawker. 

At Mckechnies (photo): Bh Gull 155, LBb Gull 17, P Wagtail, Magpie. (GR)



Thursday, 7 October 2021

Thursday 7th October 2021

1000-1140 generally cloudy/breezy 16c: Cormorant 22, Little Egret, usual waterfowl, Yellow-legged Gull ad, GBb Gull 2, Herring & LBb Gull 260, Bh Gull c140, Grey Wagtail, M Pipit 5, Skylark, Linnet 6, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff in song.

Red Admiral, Small White, Nettle Tap micros 3, Migrant Hawker (photo), Common Darter 2.  Red Deer 3 incl stag.    (GR)


Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Wednesday 6th October 2021

1215 Sunny, westerlies 14c: Greylag, Cormorant 13, Wigeon, Gadwall pair, Teal 10, Shoveler 12, Tufted 8, Lapwing 15, large gulls c200, Swallow or Martin distant to SE, Jay 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Chiffchaff. Southern Hawker. Pied Wagtail 3, Bh Gull 34 & LBb Gull 6 at McKechnies. (GR) 


Gadwall today (GR)

 

Monday, 4 October 2021

Monday 4th October 2021

Cloudy/breezy 12c: Wigeon, Teal 26, Shoveler 20, Tufted 5, Greylag, Lapwing 29, Cormo 12, Bh Gull 120+, large gulls 170, Raven, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, plus usual species.   (GR)

A few Cormorants (GR)


Sunday, 3 October 2021

Sunday 3rd October 2021

1000-1215 fairly sunny/SW winds, 11-15c: M Swan 10, Cormorant 12, Little Egret, Little Grebe 12 + 2 chicks, Wigeon f, Teal 22, Shoveler 18, Tufted 5, Coot 140+, Meadow Pipit 25, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 4, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, etc.

Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood 4, Small White, Common Darter 2.   (RP / GR)


Comma & Red Admiral today (GR)