Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday 26th May 2018

0900 - 1030 drizzle, 15c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Heron, Common Tern, Mute Swan 4 adults & 7 cygnets, Swift 60+, Swallows & Martins 50+, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard, Lt Tit 8 incl juvenile birds, Fox.



        Lime Hawkmoths at Rushall (all wild caught and released)

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

1030 - 1200 sunny, breezy, 19c : GC Grebe, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, LBb Gull 29, Herring Gull 4, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 4, House Martin 5, Swift 9, Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, etc.

Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip 2m, Speckled Wood 3, Burnet Companion, Common Blue Damselfly 2.



                       Small Heath & Wood Pigeon

Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

1500 - 1600 sunny 21c : GC Grebe, Kestrel, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 2, etc.

Small Heath, Orange Tip 3, Speckled Wood 2, Burnet Companion 2, Common White Wave.

Yellow Archangel

South-side channel

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018

1200 - 1400, sunny 22c : Dingy Skipper 3, Common Blue m, Brimstone m, Orange Tip 3, Large White 2, Small & Gv Whites, Speckled Wood 8, Burnet Companion 2, Cinnabar, Small Yellow Underwing, Blue Tailed Damselfly.

Herring Gull 5, LBb Gull 14, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail 3, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Linnet 3, Bullfinch m.


Dingy Skipper & Burnet Companion

Friday, 18 May 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

1000 - 1200 hazy 15c : Grey Wagtail 3, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull 6, Heron 2, Swallow 3, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, Kestrel, Bullfinch m, House Sparrow 2, Reed Bunting 2.

Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 5, Large White, Orange Tip m, Burnet Companion 2.


             weird sun halo on 12th May due to plane spraying

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018

1330 - 1500 sunny 22c : Herring Gull 6, LBb Gull 28, Lapwing 2, Swan cygnets hatched, Linnet 7, Willow Warbler 5, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 3.  Also Holly Blue, Speckled Wood 7, Small Tortoiseshell worn, Comma, Large White, Cinnabar, Latticed Heath, etc

100+ hirundines & Swifts present on Weds 16th May.

Linley Wood 1500 : GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Chaffinch 2, Goldcrest, Heron, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap.


Common Sand. 13/05/18

Monday, 14 May 2018

Monday 14th May 2018

1100 - 1330 sunny, 22c : Birch Sawfly, Brimstone m, Orange Tip 5m 2f, Large White 5, Gv White 4, Small White 3+, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 6, Peacock 3, Small Tort, Latticed Heath, Cinnabar, Metallic Longhorn moths 25+, Large Red Damselfly.

Lapwing 2, LBb Gull 17, Herring Gull 2, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Swift 2, Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler 3, Whitethroat. (RP / GWR).




            Birch Sawfly, Green Hairstreak & Holly Blue today.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018

0845 - 1100 fairly sunny, 14c : Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, Coot with 8 chicks, GC Grebe 3, Mute Swan 3 (8 eggs in nest), Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, a few Swallows, Swifts and martins, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting. Also Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood 4,  Orange Tip m, a few whites.





Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

0830 - 1030 hazy, chemtrails 9 - 12c : Ringed Plover, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, GC Grebe pair, Coot with 4 chicks, C Goose with 3 chicks, Swift 8, Swallow 4, House Martin 2, Sand Martin 5, GS Woodpecker, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2m, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 2m, probable Hobby but quickly lost to view.


Ringed Plover today.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

1000 - 1100 sunny, cool breeze, 11c : Swift 30+, Swallow 5, House Martin 6, Sand Martin 10, Common Tern 2, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler 3, Buzzard juvenile calling from nest tree. Also Speckled Wood 6, Gv White 5.


Linnet & Willow Warbler.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday 7th May 2018

0830 - 1030 sunny, 21c : Green Hairstreak at the marsh, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Orange Tip 6+, Large White 2, Gv White 4, Metallic Longhorn moths 20.

Cormorant, Teal pair, Lapwing 4, Heron 2, GC Grebe 2, LR Plover, Kestrel, Swift 2, Swallow 4, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler 3, Linnet 2, etc.

Lesser Whitethroat & Cuckoo at Park Limepits during the afternoon.


Green Hairstreak & Reed Warbler

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018

0830 - 1100 sunny, 20c : Osprey drifted over to the north-west being mobbed by gulls, Red Kite over to the west, Kestrel m, Oystercatcher 3, GC Grebe 2, Little Grebe on Swan Pool, Lapwing, Common Tern 2, Mute Swan pair on 7 eggs, Pied Wagtail 2, Swallow 4, House Martin 2, Sand Martin, Rook, Reed Warbler at the marsh, Garden Warbler, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 4, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 2, Linnet pair, Reed Bunting 2, etc (RP / GWR).

Also seen : Orange Tip 5, Large White, Green-veined Whites, Speckled Wood 5, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 3, Small Tortoiseshell, Longhorn moths 20+, Red Fox.  Brimstone 2m & f at Rushall.

At dusk at least 10 Noctule & Pipistrelle bats were present.


Red Kite today (photo RP)


Osprey today (GWR)


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

0930 - 1230 sunny, 11 - 14c : Redstart male at Barns Lane pool trees, Garden Warbler at marsh,  Blackcap 4m & f, Whitethroat 3, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 2, Sedge Warbler, Swallow 8, Martins, Linnet pair, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Heron, Common Tern, GC Grebe 3, Jay, Kestrel, Buzzard 2.

Also seen : Red Fox, Orange Tip 10, Gv White, Large White, Speckled Wood 2, Small Tort. 4, Peacock 2, Comma, Metallic Longhorn moths 6.


Garden Warbler & Whitethroat today

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

1100 - 1130 showery, 8c :  Common Sandpiper, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, a few Swallows & Martins.

Late afternoon : Swift 6, Swallows & Martins 40+, White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 6,  Common Tern, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff etc (RP).

At Bridle Lane, Barr Beacon : Wheatear 3 (photo), Yellowhammer 2 & a few Skylarks.




Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

1445 - 1615, cloudy, n.e. wind, 8c : Heron, GC Grebe 3, Mallard 8 ducklings, LR Plover 3, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail 6, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, Swallow 12, House Martin 10, Sand Martin 6, Sedge Warbler in song, Blackcap 2m, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Linnet 2 with nesting material.  Also Red Fox having a snooze.



Saturday, 28 April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

0900 - 1030 rain, 6c : LR Plover 5, Lapwing 3, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sand., Teal 2, GC Grebe 2, Common Tern, Bh Gull 3, LBb Gull 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Kingfisher, Swallow 25, Sand Martin 5, House Martin 3, Whitethroat, Blackcap 3, Willow Warbler, Linnet 2.

Whitethroat this morning

Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

1115 - 1200 cloudy, windy 12c : very quiet, only Swallow 8, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 7, Common Tern & Blackcap in attendance. Plus the usual Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, LR Plover & Pied Wagtail 3.


Swallows

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

0830 - 1000 light sun, 16c : Little Egret (present on 21/04), Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant, Mute Swan pair at nest, Teal 4, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Swallow 3, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.  Peacock (photo) & Orange Tip.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018

1030 - 1130 sunny, 22c : Oystercatcher 2, Kingfisher, Swallow 2, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap m & f, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 2m.  Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small White, Orange Tip m. 

Common Tern on 18th April

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018

0930 - 1030 cloudy, cool breeze, 13c : Common Sandpiper (photo), Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Teal 14, Greylag, GC Grebe 2, Common Tern 2, Swallow 2, Sand Martin 2, House Martin, Blackcap 2m, Willow Warbler 2.

Linley Wood : Peacock, Comma 2, Small White, Green-veined White 2.  Orange Tip at Rushall.




Saturday, 14 April 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018

0900 - 1120 fairly sunny, 12c : Teal 4, Oystercatcher, Little Grebe at quarry, Kestrel 3, Jay,, Raven 2 at quarry, Meadow Pipit, Swallow 2, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap m &f, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting 2.


Kestrel & Wren today.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Friday 13th April 2018

0915 - 1000 heavy rain, 6c : Common Tern (also 1 present on 10/04), Oystercatcher, Cormorant 9, Swallow 8, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail 3.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Monday 9th April 2018

1200 - 1300 overcast, 8c : House Martin 2, Sand Martin 6, Swallow 9, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Oystercatcher 2 (pictured), Teal 4, Little Egret.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sunday 8th April 2018

0815 - 1030 overcast, 8c : Greylag 2 then flew south, Heron 2, Teal 16, Tufted 18, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher 6 (4 at quarry), LR Plover, LBb Gull 2, Swallow 2, Willow Warbler 3 in song, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap f, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2, GS Woodpecker, Jay 2, Rook, Redwing, Song Thrush, Linnet 2, Greenfinch 4, Reed Bunting 4, etc.

Greylag Geese today

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Saturday 7th April 2018

0900 - 1030 rain, 8c : Teal 8, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 3, Cormorant 2, GC Grebe 3, Raven at quarry,  Jay, Collared Dove 2, Swallow 8, Sand Martin 2, Blackcap 2f, Willow Warbler in song, Chiffchaff 2, Reed Bunting.



                       Swallows & Oystercatcher today.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Friday 6th April 2018

1030 - 1130 cloudy, 8c : Swallow 3, Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 3, Teal 6, GC Grebe 2, Herring Gull 3, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 2.  Report of Reed Warbler in song at the marsh.  First Pipistrelle Bat of the year flying around at dusk.

Swallow this morning.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Thursday 5th April 2018

Linley Wood 1430 - 1500, 11c hazy sun : Goldcrest 2 in song & displaying, Nuthatch, Buzzard 3, Bullfinch. Also male Brimstone butterfly & Small Tortoiseshell.

Stubbers Green 1515 - 1600 : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 4, Cormorant 4, Heron, GC Grebe 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Jay, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackcap f, Willow Warbler 2 in song at marsh, Chiffchaff 3, Chaffinch in song, Reed Bunting m. Also Small Tortoiseshell 2.






         Small Tortoiseshell, 'Browncap' & Willow Warbler today.