Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

1130 - 1230 rain, 9c : Swallow 60+, Sand Martin 50+, House Martin 12, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover 2, Lapwing, Greylag, Tufted 34, GC Grebe 2, Heron, LBb Gull 3, Herring Gull, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 2, Pied Wagtail 5.
Swallows & Martins today.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday 23rd April 2017

0915 - 1030 becoming cloudy, 8 - 10c : Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Swallow 3, Sand Martin 7, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 2, Reed Bunting pair, Linnet pair, Greenfinch m, House Sparrow 5, LBb Gull 4, Little Egret, Cormorant juv, GC Grebe 4, Lapwing 5, Pied Wagtail, Collared Dove 2, Rook 2, etc. Also Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip m & Green-veined White.

Mid afternoon (sunny, 15c) added - Yellow Wagtail at quarry, Common Tern, at least 5 Willow Warblers & 3 Blackcaps, Kestrel, Buzzard, Heron 2, Stock Dove 4, Green Woodpecker and a Fox. Also Comma, Orange Tip 6, Small White 3, Speckled Wood 2, Metallic Longhorn moths 2.

Wheatear, Common Tern & Willow Warbler today.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saturday 22nd April 2017

0920 - 1130 sunny, 11c : Whitethroat, Blackcap 2m & f, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 2, Swallow 3, Sand Martin 8, House Martin 2, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 3, GC Grebe 5, Little Egret, Pied Wagtail 2, Kestrel 2, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 5, House Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 4, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 4, Reed Bunting 2, + usuals. Also seen - Small Tortoiseshell 5, Orange Tip 4m & 2f, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood 3, Hornet.
Whitethroat & pair of Kestrels today.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

1545 - 1630 cloudy, 10c : Common Tern 2, Common Sand., Lapwing 6, Little Egret 2, Cormorant, GC Grebe 4, Teal 5, Swallow 3, Sand Martin 8, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Collared Dove 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chaffinch 4, Mallard with 3 small ducklings & a pair of Coots with 3 cootlets.
Green-veined White yesterday.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tuesday 18th April 2017

1000 - 1220 sunny, NE breeze, 7 - 10c : Common Sandpiper 2, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 5, GC Grebe 3, Little Egret, Heron, Wheatear on southern horsefield, House Martin 4, Swallow 5, Sand Martin 12+, Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler 5, Chiffchaff, GS Woodpecker m, Pied Wagtail 2, Rook, LBb Gull 7, Song Thrush, Reed Bunting 2m, Linnet 4, Chaffinch 4, Stock Dove 2, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, etc. Also seen - Orange Tip 2m, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood, & hundreds of tadpoles at the marsh!
Haze obscuring sunlight due to planes chem-trailing.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sunday 16th April 2017

1100 - 1130 cloudy, windy, 10c : Common Sandpiper, LR Plover 2, Tufted 46, M.Swan pair, Cormorant 2, LBb Gull 3, GC Grebe 7, Swallow 12, Sand Martin 25+, Blackcap 2m (photo), Chiffchaff, CHaffinch pair, etc.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday 15th April 2017

1630 - 1700 fairly sunny but breezy, 11c : Wheatear (photo), Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swallow 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing 3, Little Egret, Cormorant 2, Long-tailed Tit 2.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday 13th April 2017

1430 - 1600 cloudy, 9c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 3, LR Plover 2, Common Sandpiper, Shoveler, Teal 2, GC Grebe 6, Heron 2, Cormorant 3, LBb Gull 3, Swallow 9, Sand Martin 25+, Blackcap m, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 2, Pied Wagtail 6, Collared Dove 2, Linnet pair, Chaffinch pair.
One of today's Pied Wagtails.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday 12th April 2017

0920 - 1030 cloudy, SW wind, 9c : Swallow 40+, Sand Martin 15, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 2, LR Plover 2, Little Egret 2, Heron, Shoveler m, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 3, GS Woodpecker m, Collared Dove 2, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail mating pair + another 2, Kestrel.

At 1615 a Peregrine went over to the south and 2 House Martins had joined the other hirundines.

Goosanders on 26th March.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017

0830 - 1000 sunny, breezy, 11c : Common Tern, Little Egret, Heron, GC Grebe 5, Teal pair, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, Collared Dove, Chaffinch pair, Song Thrush. Also Small Tortoiseshell & Orange Tip m.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday 7th April 2017

0800 - 1130 sunny then clouding over, 9c : Common Sandpiper, Cormorant, Heron 2, LBb Gull 2, Tufted 44, Goosander 3, Teal 6, GC Grebe 15, M.Swan pair, Reed Bunting pair, Linnet, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 3, GS Woodpecker, Song Thrush 2, Lt Tit 4, etc. (KMC / GWR)
Com Sand on southern shoreline this morning.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017

1030 - 1200 sunny breaks, 10c : House Martin 6, Sand Martin 3, Swallow 5, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush pair, Linnet 3, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing 2, Greylag 2, Goosander 4, Teal 4, Tufted 47, Little Egret, Heron 2, Cormorant 3, GC Grebe 7, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk f, Kestrel, etc.

Also a Speckled Wood.

Greylag, Mistle Thrush & Speckled Wood today.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Tuesday 4th April 2017

1100 - 1130, westerlies, 11c : Mistle Thrush 2 over, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 2, Goosander, Teal 8, GC Grebe 5, Heron, Cormorant 3, Sand Martin 2, Siskin over, etc.
Heron with fish.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017

Linley Wood 1300 - 1430, sunny & breezy, 15c : Chiffchaff 2, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit pair, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 2, Buzzard 2. Also Orange Tip 3, Green-veined White 2, Brimstone 3m, Peacock, Comma 2, Speckled Wood, and a Common Shrew.

At Stubbers Green the following were noted - Little Egret 3 on Swan Pool, Oystercatcher pair, Lapwing, Goosander f, Teal 4, GC Grebe 5, Cormorant 3, Sand Martin 6, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff 4, Linnet pair, Reed Bunting m, Kestrel, Buzzard 2. Also Peacock & 6 Small Tortoiseshell.

Snapshot from a distance looking down on male Orange Tip & Comma today.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017

0900 drizzle, 10c : Sand Martin 3, Swallow 2, LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 3, Chiffchaff 2, Linnet m, GC Grebe 5, Teal 7, Tufted 39, LBb Gull 2, Herring Gull, Buzzard, etc

Friday, 31 March 2017

Friday 31st March 2017

0940 - 1100 some sun, SW wind, 12c : Willow Warbler 2 in song, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap m, Song Thrush, Bullfinch 2, Linnet, Reed Bunting 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Lapwing 6, Wigeon 4, Goosander 5, Heron, M.Swan pair, Cormorant 2, etc.
Willow Warbler this morning.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thursday 30th March 2017

0915 - 1030 rainy, strong SW wind, 11c : Blackcap 2m in song, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Swallow 2, Sand Martin 7, Little Ringed Plover 2, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 3, GC Grebe 7, Goosander 4, Teal 12, Wigeon 2, Tufted 42, Cormorant 6, Heron 2, M.Swan pair, LBb Gull 5, Collared Dove 2, Song Thrush 2 in song, Chaffinch 5, etc.
Blackcap & Chiffchaff this morning.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Monday 27th March 2017

0930 - 1015 overcast, 5c : Sand Martin 2 (photo), Chiffchaff 3 in song, Little Egret 2, Goosander 10, Wigeon 7, Teal 6, GC Grebe 8, Lapwing, LBb Gull 6, Heron 2, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail 3, Long-tailed Tit 2.

Early afternoon added Little Ringed Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Meadow Pipit 6 over & Buzzard 4.

Near the Park Limepits a Swallow was flying over the canal and a Little Owl was at roost.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday 26th March 2017

0815 - 0915 sunny 4c : Sand Martin, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Liitle Egret 2, Cormorant 6, Heron, GC Grebe 4, Goosander 4, Teal 2, Wigeon 7, LBb Gull 4, Fieldfare 3 over, Jay 2, Kestrel m, Redpoll 4, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch m, Reed Bunting m.
Robin today & Linnet on 15th March.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday 24th March 2017

0915 - 1115 sunny breaks, cold NE wind, 8c : Little Egret 2, Oystercatcher 3, Heron, Cormorant 11, Tufted 40, Goosander 4, GC Grebe 6, Common Gull, Coot 31, Moorhen 6, Pied Wagtail 3, Lesser Redpoll 25 at Alders, Chiffchaff 3, Song Thrush in song, Blackbird 5, Wren 2, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch 3, Long-tailed Tit 2, Buzzard, etc.
Meadow Pipits in pouring rain on 22nd March.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Morning rain, 6c : Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 4, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 6, Goosander 8, Wigeon 5, Teal 9, GC Grebe 5, Meadow Pipit 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Collared Dove, Stock Dove 3.(KMC / GWR). Peregrine seen Tuesday evening.
LRP this morning.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Monday 20th March 2017

0930 - 1030 rain, 9c : Little Egret, Heron, Oystercatcher 3, Goosander 8, Wigeon 7, Teal 2, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 7, Meadow Pipit 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff.
Record shots of Red Kite & Goldcrest yesterday.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017

0920 - 1200 cloudy/strong winds 11c : Green Woodpecker (photo), GS Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Bullfinch pair, Lesser Redpoll 12, Chaffinch 2 in song, Goldfinch 5, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting 2, Song Thrush in song, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail 2, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 8, M.Swan pair, GC Grebe 5, Goosander 8, Wigeon 2, Lapwing 3, Oystercatcher, Coot 31, Buzzard pair at nest, Kestrel m, LBb Gull 8, Herring Gull, Bh Gull 100, C Crow/Magpie/Jackdaw/Wood Pig/Stock Dove/Feral Pigeon/Moorhen/Mallard/Tufted/Canada Goose/Blackbird/Robin/Dunnock/Wren/Starling/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Lt Tit 2.

Mid afternoon added House Sparrow, Jay, Goldcrest & Sparrowhawk f. At 1650 a Red Kite flew from the north at Stubbers Green over Rushall towards Park Limepits, mobbed by Starlings & Crows. (50 species). Also a Red Fox seen.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017

0920 - 1100 windy, 11c : GC Grebe 10, Tufted 53, Goosander 7, Wigeon 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 6, Heron 3, Mute Swan pair at nest, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff 2, Lesser Redpoll 2.
Poor shot of wary Grey Wagtail on 16th March.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

1300 - 1345 cloudy, cold south-westerly, 9c : Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Chiffchaff in song, Song Thrush in song, Green Woodpecker, LBb Gull 19, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 9, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 6, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 4, Wigeon 7, Teal 11, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.
Frogs yesterday!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wednesday 15th March 2017

0915 - 1120 sunny & fine, breezy, 13c : Little Egret 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan pair, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 11, Goosander 6, Tufted 36, Teal 6, Wigeon 7, GC Grebe 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 3 in song, Meadow Pipit over, Bullfinch pair, Chaffinch, Linnet pair, Lesser Redpoll 7, Reed Bunting 3, Long-tailed Tit 4, Stock Dove 2, Feral Pigeon 11, Kestrel, Buzzard.

Also seen - Small Tortoiseshell 2 (photo), Comma, and 4 or 5 pairs of mating Common Frogs at the marsh.

At dusk 2 Pipistrelle and 3 Daubenton's (or Noctule) Bats were flying over the pools.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday 14th March 2017

1100 - 1200 sunny breaks but strong westerly wind, 11c : Little Egret, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 8, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 13, Goosander 6, Wigeon 7, Teal 6, Herring Gull 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff 2 in song, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. Also a Comma butterfly (photo).
At Linley Wood early afternoon were Nuthatch 2, Coal Tit 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch 3, Goldfinch 6, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit 2, Wren, Blackbird 3m, etc.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday 13th March 2017

0920 - 1000 & 1430 - 1500 sunny but cold westerly, 9 - 13c : Kingfisher, Little Egret, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 12, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 7, Heron, Goosander 4, Teal 14, Wigeon 7, Tufted 22, Coot 29, Stock Dove 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Long-tailed Tit pair, Chiffchaff in song, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard 2, etc.