Thursday, 31 March 2022

Thursday 31st March 2022

0930 - 1100 hail showers 2c: (also a few sightings from 30th March) Swallow 3, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Little Egret, GC Grebe 3, Little Grebe 3, Wigeon pair, Teal pair, Shoveler 2 pairs, Pied Wagtail 5, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk f, Kestrel m, Col. Dove 3, Jay, Redwing, Greenfinch 4, Bullfinch pair, Chiffchaff 5 in song.  (RP /  GR)


Swallows this morning (RP)

                   

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Tuesday 29th March 2022

1300 Dull & misty after fog 7c: Oystercatcher 2, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Little Egret, Teal pair, GC Grebe 4, Pied Wag 2, Chiffchaff 3, Buzzard.  (GR)


LRP & Buzzard today (GR)


Sunday, 27 March 2022

Sunday 27th March 2022

1030-1230 overcast 7c; Chiffchaff 5 in song, Blackcap in song, Reed Bunting in song, Greenfinch pair, Goldfinch 8, Lesser Redpoll, Redwing 3, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing, Little Egret, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 3, Shoveler 6, Wigeon pair, Mute Swan 8, Fox.  (RP / GR)


Chiffchaff & Redwing (RP)


Saturday 26th March 2022

1000-1030 sunny 14c: Shoveler 2, Wigeon 2, Pochard f, Teal 2, Little Egret, Dabchick 2, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher 2, Jay, Pied Wagtail 2.  (RP)

1230 sunny 18c: S Tort 5, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Small White, Bee Fly.  (GR / PR)

Fox on 12/03 (RP)

Small Tort. on 18/03 (GR)


Friday, 25 March 2022

Friday 25th March 2022

1000-1200 sunny to 16c: Little Grebe 6, GC Grebe 4, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 2, Pochard, Teal 4, Lapwing, Kestrel m, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard 3, Raven, Col Dove 3, Chiffchaff 5, Reed Bunting m.

S Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 3, Comma 2, Brimstone m.  (GR / RP)

Long-tailed Tit nest (GR)


Thursday, 24 March 2022

Thursday 24th March 2022

1015-1130 hazy sun, 13-16c: Little Egret, GC Grebe 6, L Grebe 4 incl 3 singing males, Wigeon 2, Shoveler m, Tufted 24, Oystercatcher 2, Jay, Blackcap m, Chiffchaff 4 in song, Reed Bunting 2m & f.  (RP)

Reed Bunting male today (RP)


Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

1115 sunny 14c: Lapwing 2, Wigeon 2, Pochard 2, Teal, GC Grebe 6, usual gulls, Chiffchaff 2.  (GR)



Brimstone, Peacock, Holly Blue @ Rushall today


Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

1015-1215 hazy sun, to 16c: M Swan 9, Little Egret, Cormo 6, Heron, Teal f, Pochard f, Tufted 28, Wigeon pair, GC Grebe 6, L Grebe 4, Oystercatcher 2, LBb Gull 40, Col. Dove, Mistle Thrush pair, Chiffchaff 5 in song, Greenfinch pair.

Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 5, Comma 2 at sallow catkins (photo's).  (GR)





Sunday, 20 March 2022

Sunday 20th March 2022

0815-1000 sunny, breezy 4-7c: as yesterday plus - Oystercatcher 2, GC Grebe 10, Heron, Teal 3, M Pipit, Jay, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Chiffchaff 4 in song.   (GR)

Redpoll 13/03 (RP)

Oystercatcher 14/03 (GR)


Saturday 19th March 2022

1100-1200 Easterly breeze 9c: M Swan 8, Wigeon 2, Tufted 34, Pochard f, GC Grebe 7, Dabchick 2, P Wagtail 2m, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff 2, Siskin, Reed Bunting m, Long-tailed Tit at nest.   (RP)

Small White @ Rushall 18/03

Small Tortoiseshell 15/03 (GR)


Friday, 18 March 2022

Friday 18th March 2022

1000-1200 sunny 9c: Siskin c30, Chaffinch 5, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff 4 in song, Mistle Thrush, Buzzard 6 soaring, GS Woodpecker, Stock Dove 2, Com. Gull 2, Little Grebe 4, GC Grebe 14 (high total), Heron, Wigeon 2, Teal 2, Pochard f.   (GR/RP)


Greylag & Yl Gull this week (RP)


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Tuesday 15th March 2022

1100-1230 light cloud 11c: Yellow-legged Gull ad, Common Gull 2, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Tufted 24, Goosander f, Pochard f, Teal 2, Shoveler m, Wigeon 2, GC Grebe 4, Peregrine to north, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, Jay, Song Thrush, Greenfinch.  (RP)


Peregrine & Song Thrush (RP)


Monday, 14 March 2022

Monday 14th March 2022

1000-1130 sunny 10c: Oystercatcher, M Swan 8, Greylag 2, Cormorant 8, Shoveler, GC Grebe 4, Little Grebe 2, Teal 2, Wigeon 2, Raven, Song Thrush 2, etc.  (RP)

1200-1400 sunny 11c added: Common Gull 2, Buzzard 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Rook 2, Redwing, Chiffchaff 2, Siskin 4, Reed Bunting m.  Also Small Tortoiseshell 4, Comma (photo), Peacock, a few Buff-tailed Bumblebees & Honey Bee.  (GR)

Goosander pair off Daw End canal, Rushall, at 17:30. 

Pipistrelle Bat flying around poplars near Sailing club at 18:40.  (GR)


 


Sunday, 13 March 2022

Sunday 13th March 2022

Light cloud 10c: Siskin c100 along footpath with a few Redpolls, also Chiffchaff 8.  GC Grebe 10, Little Grebe 2, Pochard, Shoveler 2, Teal 7, Tufted 22, Little Egret, Com Gull, Coot only 38.  (RP)


Siskins today (RP)


Saturday, 12 March 2022

Saturday 12th March 2022

1130 fairly sunny 11c: Little Egret 2, GC Grebe 10, L Grebe 2, Cormorant 9, Pochard f, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 2, Teal 2, Bh Gull c300, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing 7 over. Chiffchaff in song & Small Tortoiseshell at Rushall.  (GR)


Cormorant & Pied Wag today (RP)

Small tortoiseshell today (GR)


Friday 11th March 2022

1015 rain 9c: Cormorant 10, GC Grebe 8, L Grebe 2, Pochard 4, Shoveler 2, Wigeon 2, Teal 10, Common Gull, Grey Wagtail.  (RP)  Also Chiffchaff 2 in song.

Grey Wagtail today (RP)


Thursday, 10 March 2022

Thursday 10th March 2022

Late morning, fairly sunny, windy: Mediterranean Gull ad, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull c400, Shoveler 2m, Pochard 4, Teal 12, Wigeon pair, GC Grebe 7, Dabchick 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 16, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Chiffchaff heard.  (GR/RP)



Med Gull today (GR)


Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022

1030 on, sunny but cold breeze 4c: Little Egret, Goosander 2f, Wigeon 2, Pochard 2, Teal 2, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 200, Buzzard.  (GR)

Long-tailed Tit (RP)


Sunday, 6 March 2022

Sunday 6th March 2022

1030 - 1130 light cloud 6c: GC Grebe 6 flew in, Little Grebe 2, Wigeon pair, Shoveler pair, Pochard pair, Teal 2 pairs, Tufted 34, Little Egret 2, Common Gull 3, Mistle Thrush 2, Stock Dove 2, Grey Wagtail.  (RP) (GR)


Grebes today (RP)


Saturday, 5 March 2022

Saturday 5th March 2022

1100-1200 light cloud 6c: M Swan 8, Teal 26, Pochard pair, Goosander pair, Shoveler pair, Tufted 2, Dabchick 2, GC Grebe, Cormorant 14, Lapwing, Common Gull 3, Col Dove 2, Redwing 7, Mistle Thrush.  (RP)  Raven 2 later.  (GR)


Mating Oystercatchers on 27/02 (RP)


Friday 4th March 2022

1300: Iceland Gull ad, GC Grebe 4, etc   (HK / RP / JA).


Iceland Gull today (RP)

 


Thursday, 3 March 2022

Thursday 3rd March 2022

1030-1145 overcast 7c: M Swan 8, Cormorant 10, GC Grebe 3, Little Grebe 3, Goosander pair, Shoveler pair, Teal pair, Pochard pair, Common Gull, Jay, Raven, Collared Dove, Song Thrush 2 in song, Blackbird 12, Greenfinch, Chaffinch in song.   (GR)


Song Thrush today


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Tuesday 1st March 2022

1015-1145 fairly sunny 7c: Snipe 3, Woodcock, Lapwing 8, Pochard 5, Shoveler 7, Teal 3, Little Egret 5, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 8, Greenfinch 7, Buzzard 2, fox.  (RP/GR)



Great Grebes 27th Feb (RP)


Sunday, 27 February 2022

Sunday 27th February 2022

1015-1220 sunny 7c: Little Egret 4, Cormorant 13, Wigeon 2, Shoveler 2 (9 later), Teal 3 (10 later), Pochard 9, Tufted 29, GC Grebe 3, Little Grebe 4, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, Oystercatcher mating pair, Stock Dove 3, Stonechat m, M Pipit 2, P Wagtail 2, Redwing 6, Song Thrush in song, etc. Bumble Bee.  (RP) (GR)


Stonechat today (GR)


Saturday, 26 February 2022

Saturday 26th February 2022

1200 fairly sunny but southerlies, 10c: Little Egret 2, Wigeon 2, Pochard 9, Teal 12, Shoveler 2, Tufted 22, GC Grebe, Cormorant 10, Mute Swan 10, Oystercatcher, Lapwing just 1.  (GR)


Redpoll @ Rushall today (GR)