Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday 18th January 2018

1115 - 1230 sunny breaks, westerlies, 5c : Goosander 6, Wigeon 6, Shoveler 4, Pochard 6, Teal 2, Tufted 28, Cormorant 7, Heron 2, Mute Swan 5, Lapwing 151, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 15, Song Thrush 2, Goldfinch 12, etc.


Redwings today.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Wednesday 17th January 2018

1130 sunny, brisk westerlies, 4c : Shoveler 3, Goosander 2, Wigeon 8, Tufted 28, Teal 3, Cormorant 5, Herring / LBb / GBb Gulls 90, Common Gull, Lapwing 150+, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, etc.

Green Woodpecker on 15th Jan.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Tuesday 16th January 2018

1115 - 1245 sunny start then showery, bitter westerly wind, 4c : Yellow-legged Gull adult, Bh Gull 400+, Wigeon 4, Goosander 4, Teal 2, Lapwing 150+, Heron, Jay, Feral Pigeon, Siskin over, Chaffinch 7, House Sparrow 4, etc.


This solitary Red Arrows jet flew over to the north on the afternoon of 10th January.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday 15th January 2018

1030 - 1145 rain, blustery, 7c : Wigeon 6, Goosander 6, Teal 6, Tufted 23, Cormorant 11, Heron, Lapwing 171, Common Gull, GBb Gull 12, Pied Wagtail,  Green Woodpecker, Jay, Redwing 3, House Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 8, etc.

Bh Gull white/black ringed poss. T98M

GBb Gull yellow/black ringed 3P1B

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday 14th January 2018

Early afternoon, overcast, 4c : little of interest present. At Linley Wood roving tit flocks included Coal Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 14 & Nuthatch 2.

Sparrowhawk at Rushall yesterday

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Saturday 13th January 2018

1045 - 1130 overcast 5c : Wigeon 8, Shoveler, Teal 3, Cormorant 10, Common Gull, Stock Dove 2, Jay, etc. Fox ran across road near yachting club.

Stock Dove today.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Friday 12th January 2018

1115 - 1200 overcast, 6c : little of interest beyond Pochard pair, Wigeon 6, Shoveler 2, Cormorant 7, Common Gull 3, Jay.

Collared Dove on 8th

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thursday 11th January 2018

1330 - 1415 light sun becoming cloudy, 6c : Shelduck, Shoveler 6, Goosander 6, Teal 2, Wigeon 6, Heron 2, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 100+, etc.


Shelduck today.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Wednesday 10th January 2018

1345 - 1500 fairly sunny, 8c : Goosander pair, Pochard m, Wigeon 6, Teal 4, Tufted 27, Cormorant 5, Heron, Buzzard, Lapwing 192, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, Common Gull 3, etc.

dark-eyed Herring Gull on 08/01

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018

1100 & 1415 - 1445, Gloomy, misty, drizzle, 3c : Green Woodpecker in horse pasture, Mistle Thrush feeding on rowan berries, Cormorant 6, Wigeon 6, Common Gull 9, Great Black-backed Gull 30, Lapwing 50+, Sparrowhawk f, etc.

Little Owl at Aldridge yesterday

Monday, 8 January 2018

Monday 8th January 2018

1430 - 1515 overcast, frosty 2c : Mute Swan 4, Cormorant 5, Heron, Moorhen 24, Common Gull 6, Lapwing 51, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Collared Dove, etc.

Crows on ice, Swan Pool

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018

1130 - 1230 sunny but frosty 2 - 3c : Wigeon 4, Teal 8, Cormorant, Heron, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 100+, Stock Dove 3, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Fieldfare 6 over, etc.

Herring Gull with long bill

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Saturday 6th January 2018

1045 - 1145 rain clearing, 3c : Wigeon 6, Goosander 4, Shoveler 2, Teal 20+ at floods, Cormorant 9, Heron, M.Swan 4, Coot 28, Lapwing 100+, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 250+, GBb Gull 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 3, Long-tailed Tit 9, Redwing 2, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, etc.

Wigeon this morning.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Friday 5th January 2018

1015 - 1115 drizzle, 5c : GC Grebe 2, Teal 6, Shoveler 2, Cormorant 10, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 100+, Long-tailed Tit 10, House Sparrow 3, Blackbird 11, etc.

Black-headeds on iced-over Swan Pool

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Thursday 4th January 2018

1200 & 1330 - 1430 rainy, 6c : Little Egret, Shoveler 2, Goosander 4, Teal 20 at flood, Cormorant 12, Heron 3, M Swan 4, GC Grebe, Moorhen 13, Lapwing 120+, Common Gull 2, Redwing 2, Feral Pigeon 5.



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

1030 - 1100 gales, 7c : Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Wigeon pair, Cormorant 9, Fox, etc.

At 1500 rain, 6c : Buzzard 2, Shoveler 3, Goosander 2, Teal 8, Jackdaw 20, Lapwing 159, Starling 300+, Pied Wagtail, usual common gull sp.

Fox today.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

1230 - 1330 rain, 5c : Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing 2, Blackbird 11, Chaffinch m, Greenfinch 9, Goldfinch 25+, Stock Dove 8, Goosander 7, GC Grebe, Cormorant 12, Heron 3, Common Gull 3, large gulls 40+, Lapwing 120+, Buzzard, etc.



Mistle Thrush & Blackbird today

Monday, 1 January 2018

Monday January 1st 2018

0940- 1100 overcast then rain, 4c : Kestrel, Buzzard, Teal 12, Mallard 50+, Shoveler 2, Tufted 22, Goosander 7, Pochard, Wigeon pair, GC Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Heron 2, Mute Swan 4, Cormorant 7, Canada Geese 50+, Lapwing 150+, Common Gull 4, Great Black-backed Gull 27, Herring Gull 20, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10, Black-headed Gull 200+, Long-tailed Tit 6, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird 4, Redwing 12, Song Thrush, Starling 50+, Jay, Jackdaw 5, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Greenfinch 6, Goldfinch 10+. Fox on southern meadow.

Herring Gull with unidentified blue ring today

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Sunday 31st December 2017

1045 - 1220 light cloud, SW wind, 8c : Little Egret, Heron 2, Cormorant 13, GC Grebe, Mute Swan 4, Wigeon 7, Shoveler 4, Tufted 29, Teal 12 at brickworks flood, Lapwing 169, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 4, Bh Gull 250, a few LBb, Herring & GBb Gulls, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit 4, Redwing 4, Greenfinch 6, Goldfinch 8, Siskin 3, Lesser Redpoll 2, Buzzard.
Plus usual Mallard/Canada Geese/Coot/Moorhen/Wood Pigeon/Blackbird/Wren/Dunnock/Robin/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Starling 50+.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Wednesday 27th December 2017

1100 - 1130 lightly overcast, 2c, cold NW wind, water levels high : Pochard 2, Goosander 5, Teal 3, Shoveler 3, Tufted 35, Common Gull 3, a few larger gulls, Cormorant 6, Lapwing 120+, etc.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Sunday 24th December 2017

1030 - 1200 cloudy, strong SW winds, 9c : Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, Bh Gull 250+, Herring & LBb Gull 20, GBb Gull 7, Shoveler 4 drakes, Wigeon pair, Pochard 8, Goosander 4, Teal 9, Tufted 32, Cormorant 10, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 120+, Starling 100+, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, + usuals.

This will be the last post until mid/late week (unless a mega drops in!).  Seasons greetings to all.



                           Robins & Sparrowhawk on 10th December (at Rushall)

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thursday 21st December 2017

1415 - 1515 cloudy, 11c : Common Gull 6, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Pochard 9, Goosander 5, Teal 5, Cormorant 10, M.Swan 5, Heron 2, Lapwing 80+, Pied Wagtail 2, Starling with white rump, Redwing 3, Bullfinch pair, Sparrowhawk m, etc.

Blackcap in the garden on 10th December

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tuesday 19th December 2017

1400 - 1430 light cloud, 6c : Little Grebe, Heron, Teal 6, Common Gull 3, Mute Swan 5, Stock Dove 2, Lapwing 100+, etc.

Pair Goosander yesterday.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Monday 18th December 2017

1130 - 1250 fog cleared, some sun but still damp, 4 - 5c : Goosander 2, Teal 2, Tufted 8, Little Grebe, Cormorant 4, Heron 3, Mute Swan 5, Lapwing 121, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 25, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail, Skylark over, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, etc.

Swan today.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

1200 - 1230 overcast & damp, snow receding, 4c : of waterfowl only Canada Geese 2, Mallard 4, Mute Swan 5 and a few coots & moorhens present, Heron, Lapwing 50+, GBb Gull 29, Herring & LBb Gull 150, Bh Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard. Raven over to NW earlier.

Great Black-backed Gull

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017

1345 sunny breaks, breezy, 7c : Little Egret 2 over Barns Ln pursued by Heron, Shoveler 6, Pochard 8, GBb Gull 12, etc.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday 6th December 2017

1330 - 1420 sunny breaks, cold Westerly breeze, 9c : Pochard 8, Shoveler 3, Teal 20 on flooded field, Little Egret, Cormorant 11, Heron 4, large gulls 200+, Bh Gull 250+. Lapwing 100+.

Tuesday 5th December 2017

1430 : 2 Yellow-legged Gull adults present amongst 100+ large gulls. Also GC Grebe & Sparrowhawk.

Sparrowhawk at Rushall yesterday

Monday, 4 December 2017

Monday 4th December 2017

0950 - 1100 fairly cloudy, 8c : Shoveler 2m, Pochard 6, Wigeon pair, Teal 4, Tufted 25, Mallard 35, Coot 25, Moorhen 12, Little Egret, Heron 2, Cormorant 13, M Swan 2, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 8, large gulls 100, Bh Gull 220, Lapwing 141, Pied Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush, Redwing 15, Blackbird 7, Wren 2, Dunnock, Robin, Great Tit 2, Goldfinch 3, Collared Dove 2, Sparrowhawk f, Jay, C Crow/Jackdaw/Magpie/W Pigeon/C Geese/Starling.

Swan juvenile today