Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

1000, drizzle, 14c : Kingfisher, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Shoveler 10, Teal 8, Tufted 4, Cormorant 18, Heron 7, Herring Gull 10, LBb Gull 26, Lapwing 50+, House Martin 10, Swallow 50+, Starling 120, Collared Dove 4, Pied Wagtail 3, etc.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017

0930 - 1200 misty start, fairly sunny 9 - 15c : Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 80, Cormorant 13, M. Swan 7, Shoveler 4, Wigeon, Teal 8, Tufted 7, Heron 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Kingfisher, Collared Dove 6, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, House Martin, Swallow 2, Goldcrest 3, Chiffchaff 4, Bullfinch 3, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit 9, Buzzard 4, etc. Also Red Admiral 3, Comma 3, Speckled Wood 5, Green-veined White, Large White, Small White 3, Brown Hawker.
Comma's and Red Admiral today.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017

1015 - 1230 becoming brighter, 11 - 16c : Little Egret, Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Tufted 7, Teal 12, Cormorant 20, Heron 8, Mute Swan 7, Lapwing 80, Pied Wagtail 5, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Skylark over, House Martin 35+, Swallow 10, Chiffchaff 5, Goldcrest 2, Jay 2, Kestrel m, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard 6 drifted over to south, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 10, Blackbird 3, Mistle Thrush 2 to quarry, Linnet f, Chaffinch f, Bullfinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Moorhen/Coot/LBb Gull/Bh Gull/Herring Gull/Mallard/Canada Geese/Jackdaw/C Crow/Magpie/Wood Pigeon/Starling/Dunnock/Robin/Wren/House Sparrow/Blue Tit/Great Tit. (47 sp.)
Buzzards & Herons at the quarry today.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday 15th September 2017

1430 fairly sunny before showers, 15c : This yellow/black ringed LBb Gull (8R:W, Southport, UK) was present along with the green and blue ringed birds, also the second-winter Caspian Gull, until all were scared and put to flight by a female Sparrowhawk.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

1100 - 1130 cloudy/breezy 13c : Teal 3, Shoveler 6, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 12 + 4 more high over, Heron 3, Lapwing 60+, Kingfisher, House Martin 25+, Swallow 2, LBb Gull 72, Herring Gull 9, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit 6 over to south.
Wood Pig on nest 3rd Sept.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017

0930 - 1100 breezy after overnight storms, 13c : Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 15, Heron 5, Canada Geese 161, Lapwing 108, LBb Gull 55 incl. a green-ringed (Y.AUZ) & blue-ringed (VLJO) bird, Herring Gull 6, Starling 150+, Moorhen 10, Coot 20+, House Martin 25+, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 10, Pied Wagtail 2, Collared Dove 3, Chiffchaff 2.
Lesser Black-backs Y.AUZ (green/white lettering, Netherlands) & VLJO (dark blue/white lettering, Denmark, confirmed by Roger Clay), and Herring/Yellow-legged but with pale yellow legs, all this morning.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

1500 - 1530 fairly sunny/breezy, 17c : Swift still, House Martin 12, a few Swallows, Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, LBb Gull 35, Cormorant 15, Lapwing 100, Teal 8 at flooded field, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard. Also Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Vapourer.
Little Egret & Starling on 9th Sept.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

0815 - 0930 overcast 11-13c : Swift (late), Shoveler 5, Teal 2, Tufted 2, Little Egret 2, Heron 6, Cormorant 11, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Lapwing 109, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 3 over to south, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 5, Jay 2, GS Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Sand Martin 2, House Martin 30+, Swallow 30+, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Red Fox.
Shovelers and fox today.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

1015 - 1100 showery, 14c : Swift, Swallow 30+, House Martin 30+, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe, Heron 4, Cormorant 14, Lapwing 100+, Teal 2, Chiffchaff 4, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Wren 3.
2 Sparrowhawks and crow on 6th Sept.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday 8th September 2017

0945 - 1115 drizzle clearing, 14-16c : Swift 2, Swallow 30+, House Martin 30+, Chiffchaff 6, Goldcrest 2, Kestrel, Jay 2, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 14, Little Egret, Heron 6, Mute Swan 7 (crossing road), Teal 2, Lapwing 100+.
Hobby on 3rd Sept.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday 7th September 2017

0850 - 1100 overcast 14c : Swift, Sand Martin 3, Swallow 30, House Martin 35+, Little Grebe summer plumage still, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing 108, GC Grebe 2, Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 13, Teal 2, Tufted 4, M.Swan 7, Meadow Pipit over, Chiffchaff 5, Blackcap, Collared Dove 8, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard 2, etc.

At 1500 2 Swifts were present and 144 large gulls included a Yellow-legged & Great Black-backed. Also over 300 Starlings.

Red Underwing moth on lamp post yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

0900 - 1030 cloudy, 14 - 16c : Caspian Gull 2nd winter (cheers Steve), Sparrowhawk 2 (1 chased Starling), Kestrel (at Marina), Buzzard, Swift 3, House Martin 40+, Swallow 30+, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 60, Little Egret, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 11, Heron 4, Teal, Tufted 4, LBb Gull 52, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit over, Jay, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 4. etc. Also Red Underwing, Vapourer 2, Speckled Wood 2.
Swift & Caspian Gull today.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

1045 - 1145 overcast, 18c : Swift, a few Swallows & House Martins, Little Egret (photo), Little Grebe, Lapwing 90, Hobby, Buzzard 2, Kingfisher, Jay, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 6, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 9, etc.

Also Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Vapourer moth 2.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

0915 - 1100 overcast, rain later 13c : Hobby, Swift 2, House Martin 40+, Swallow 40+, Sand Martin 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 79, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Goldcrest family group of 4, Chiffchaff 7 (2 in song), GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 8, Heron 3, Teal 2, Tufted 4, LBb Gull 31, Collared Dove 6, Buzzard.
Goldcrests today.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

0820 - 1020 becoming sunny, 10-15c : Hobby, Swift 5, House Martin 30+, Swallow 30, Whitethroat, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 6 (2 in song), Willow Warbler 4 (1 in song), Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 123, Grey Wagtail 5, Pied Wagtail 4, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 10, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Cormorant 8, Teal, Tufted 5, Heron, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 40+ at thistles, etc.
Cormorant & Willow Warbler.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Thursday 31st August 2017

0915 - 1200 sunny, breezy 14-17c : Swift 6, Swallow 10+, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 2, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 117, Greylag, Tufted 3, Teal 4, Cormorant 9, Heron 5, LBb Gull 26, Herring Gull, Pied Wagtail 3, Blackcap f, Chiffchaff 8+ (2 in song), Willow Warbler 6, Chaffinch pair, Greenfinch, Linnet 3, etc. Also Speckled Wood 9, Vapourer.
Greylag and weird Canada-type geese today.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017

1530 - 1630 fairly sunny after rain, 16c : Swift 2, Swallow & House Martin 30, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, LBb Gull 74, Herring Gull 19, Bh Gull 100+, Little Egret, Heron 4, Cormorant 11, GC Grebe 2, Teal 8, Lapwing 122, Starling 100+, Chiffchaff 2, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, etc
Green-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull (Y.AUZ), Hobby and Swift, all this afternoon.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tuesday 29th August 2017

0915 - 1200 overcast/drizzle 16-14c : Hobby, Kingfisher (photo's), Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 84, Yellow-legged Gull, LBb Gull 31, Cormorant 10, Teal 4, Tufted 6, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 4, House Martin 40+, Swallow 35, Sand Martin 10, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 12+ (2 in song), Willow Warbler 8+ (1 in song), Blackcap, Jay 2, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Chaffinch pair, Bullfinch 2, etc.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday 27th August 2017

0830 - 1115 mellow & sunny, to 21c : Spotted Flycatcher near Veolia works, possibly two (photo), Whitethroat, poss. Garden Warbler (skulking!), Blackcap, Chiffchaff 8+, Willow Warbler 3+ some in sub song, Common Sandpiper 2, Lapwing 60, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Swallow 10 House Martin 6, Teal 8, Tufted 5, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 7, Heron 6, LBb Gull 27, Herring Gull 2, Jay, Green Woodpecker 2, Collared Dove, Stock Dove 6, Feral Pigeon 5, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Wood Pigeon/Coot/Moorhen/Mallard/Canada Geese/Starling/Bh Gull/House Sparrow/Dunnock/Wren/Robin/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Long-tailed Tit/Goldfinch/Linnet/Greenfinch/Jackdaw/C Crow/Magpie. (48 sp.). Also - Speckled Wood 11, Meadow Brown 6, Red Admiral 3, Common Blue, Large White 3, Small White 4.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday 26th August 2017

0915 - 1100 fairly sunny though usual white haze, 19c : Peregrine caught Lapwing (photo's), Sparrowhawk m, Buzzard 2, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Teal 16, Tufted 8, M.Swan 7, Heron 3, Cormorant 8, LBb Gull 5, Lapwing 65, Pied Wagtail 3, Rook 3 over, Collared Dove 2, Swift 2, Swallow 10, House Martin 8, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 7, Blackcap f, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 25, etc. Also Vapourer moth 2, Speckled Wood & Brown Hawker.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday 24th August 2017

1100 some sun, fairly quiet : Swift still 6, House Martin 4 & a few Swallows, Teal 8, Heron 4, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 6, Herring Gull 3, Lapwing 60+, Pied Wagtail 5, Chiffchaff, etc.
Green Woodpecker juvenile 23rd August.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

1000 - 1100 gloomy/drizzle 17c : Hobby, Sparrowhawk f, Yellow-legged Gull, Teal 4, Tufted 3, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 7, M.Swan 9 (4 adults), Lapwing 100, Swift 10, Swallow 40+, House Martin 3, Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff 6, Pied Wagtail 3, Green & G.S.Woodpeckers, etc.

Rushall - Silver Washed Fritillary on garden buddleia at 1220 when the sun broke through.

Quick grab of Hobby and swallow on 20th August.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday 21st August 2017

0930 - 1100 overcast/drizzle 16c : Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, poss.White Wagtail, Black-t Godwit, Lapwing 121, Teal 9, Cormorant 8, Heron 4, GC Grebe 2, Moorhen 11, Rooks & Jackdaws 100+ over to south + others on fields, Swift 6, Swallow 30+, Sand Martin 2, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff/Willow W.6, Goldcrest, Collared Dove 2, Sparrowhawk, etc.
Green Woodpecker & Little Grebe yesterday.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday 20th August 2017

0830 - 1100 sunny/breezy, 18c : Hobby juv. over mobbed by swallows, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, GS Woodpecker, Jay 3, Rook 30+ on horsefield, Jackdaw 40+, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove, Common Sandpiper, Black-t Godwit, Lapwing 120+, Little Egret, Cormorant 9, Heron 4, M.Swan 6, Teal 11, Tufted 4, Little Grebe, GC Grebe 2, Herring Gull 5, LBb Gull 35, Pied Wagtail 6, Blackcap m, Chiffchaff 10+ (3 in song), Willow Warbler 6+ (1 in song), Swift 25, Swallow 35+, House Martin 5, House Sparrow 2, Goldfinch 50+, Linnet 3, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch f, Bullfinch f, Lt Tit 7, Blackbird/Song Thrush/Robin/Great Tit/Starling/Canada Geese 200+/Mallard/Moorhen/Coot/Bh Gull/Wood Pigeon/Magpie/C Crow/Wren. (52 species).

Also seen - Speckled Wood 9, Meadow Brown 6, Hedge Brown 2, Small Heath, Common Blue 3m, Gv White 4.

Willow Warbler & young Jackdaws.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday 18th August 2017

0900 - 1015 fairly sunny, SW winds : Black-t Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing 96, Heron 4, Cormorant 7, GC Grebe 3, Tufted 4, Teal 8, M Swan 7, Swift 12, Swallow 10, House Martin 4, Chiffchaff, Starling 60, Buzzard, Collared Dove 2, Wren 2, etc.
Red Underwing moth at Rushall last night.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017

1500 - 1600 sunny 21c : Black-tailed Godwit, Lapwing 112, GC Grebe 3, Cormorant 8, Swift 7, Swallows & Martins 20+, Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler 8, Goldcrest, Rook 2 over, Pied Wagtail 4, + usuals. Also seen was a Common Shrew, Speckled Wood 5, Gatekeeper 2, Common Hawker 2, Brown Hawker & Common Darter (photo).

During the evening a Common Sandpiper was present along with 116 Lapwings & 10+ Swifts (KMC).