Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday 17th February 2017

1045 - 1100 lightly overcast, 9c : Wigeon 2, Teal 8, Great Crested Grebe 3 (photo), Cormorant 8, Lapwing 200, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 250+, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove, Song Thrush in song, Buzzard 4.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017

Late morning, fairly sunny, 9c : Little Egret again at Swan Pool, Goosander, Wigeon 5, Cormorant 13, Lapwing c120. (KMC)
Dark-eyed Herring Gull on 8th Feb.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday 13th February 2017

1415 - 1500 sunny but cold wind, 8c : Little Egret at Swan Pool, Goosander 4, Wigeon 5, Tufted 51, Teal 11, GC Grebe, Cormorant 2, Lapwing 291, Mute Swan, Common Gull 2, GBb Gull 5, Herring / LBb Gull 100, Bh Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 10, etc.
Little Egret today.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

1400-1430 overcast, 4c : continuing quiet with little of interest, Heron 3, Cormorant 2, GC Grebe, Common Gull, a few larger gulls & Lapwings, Goosander 2, Redwing 3, LT Tit 4, etc. Greylag on fields with Canada Geese at Rushall.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

1030 - 1145 fog clearing, 2c : GC Grebe 2, Goosander m, Teal 3, Tufted 34, M.Swan 2 juvs, Cormorant 2, GBb Gull 6, Common Gull 3, Lapwing 97, Rook 3 to south, Jackdaw 6, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush in song, Redwing 23, Blackbird 5, Goldfinch 12, Greenfinch, Stock Dove 2, Kestrel, plus usuals.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017

Linley Wood 1415 - 1500, sunny 6c : Nuthatch, Coal Tit 2, Goldcrest, Goldfinch 3, Chaffinch 2, Bullfinch 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Redwing 2, Blackbird m, Buzzard, Rook over.
Nuthatch & Rook today.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday 3rd February 2017

1100 - 1130 fairly sunny, 8c : little of interest, Buzzard, GC Grebe, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 3, Lapwing 150+, etc.
Colour-ringed Herring Gull Y:529.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017

1315 - 1420 blustery after morning rain, 10c ; Little Grebe, Pochard 4, Goosander 4, Teal 4, M.Swan 4 flew north-west, Cormorant 5, Heron, Common Gull 5, GBb Gull 3, Herring Gull 90, LBb Gull 10, Bh Gull 300+, Lapwing 200+, Moorhen 11, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw 12, Sparrowhawk.
Sparrowhawk today and yesterday

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

1000 - 1130 overcast, 8c : Kingfisher, Goosander 8, Teal 2, Pochard 2, GC Grebe, Cormorant 5, M.Swan 4, Common Gull 5, Lapwing 120, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 7, Song Thrush in song, Goldfinch 16, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, etc.
Com Gull 1w 27/01/17

Monday, 30 January 2017

Monday 30th January 2017

1010 - 1100 overcast, 5c : Greylag flew in with Canada's, Mute Swan 6, Heron, Cormorant 3, Goosander 8, Teal 4, Tufted 24, Common Gull, Redwing 12, Collared Dove 6, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 300+ but very restless.
Greylag Goose this morning.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sunday 29th January 2017

Flooded field at brickworks 1045 - 1115 cloudy, 5c : Jay, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 2, Blackbird 2, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull 77, Teal 19, Lapwing 96..... The Swag & Swan Pool 1215 - 1330 : Common Gull 10, Herring Gull 126, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Great Black-backed Gull 5, Bh Gull 200+, Lapwing 243, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 4, Heron, Goosander m, Teal 4, Tufted 25, Redwing 31 at stables, Song Thrush, Blackbird 3, Goldfinch 4, Starling 80, plus the usual Coot/Moorhen/Canada's/Mallard,/Magpie/Jackdaw/Wood Pigeon/Blue Tit/Great Tit/Wren/Robin.
Two of twelve Goosander yesterday.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017

1000 - 1050 light cloud, bitter SE wind, 5c : Goosander 12, Teal 6, Wigeon 5, Tufted 26, Lapwing 229, Common Gull 4, Cormorant 4, M.Swan 4, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 19, Song Thrush, Blackbird 3, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, etc. 60 Redwing were in fields alongside Winterley Lane.
Gulls on 27th Jan., incl. colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Friday 27th January 2017

1130 - 1200 light cloud, frozen! 0c : Common Gull 6, GBb Gull 8, Herring/LBb Gull 100+, Bh Gull 300+, Cormorant 6 over, Heron 3, Teal 13, Tufted only 1 !, Lapwing 100+, Long-tailed Tit 7, Blackbird 4, Buzzard.
Snipe yesterday afternoon (phonescoped image).

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thursday 26th January 2017

1130 - 1230 & 1500 - 1530, overcast, bitter east wind, 1c : Snipe, Lapwing 150+, Cormorant 5, Heron 2, Mute Swan 4, Goosander f, Common Gull 4, GBb Gull 6, Herring & LBb Gull 120, Bh Gull 200+, Pied Wagtail 2, Jackdaw 18, etc. Grey Wagtail at Rushall.
Colour ringed Herring Gull today.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Wednesday 25th January 2017

1400 - 1530 sunny, 7 - 4c : Raven over quarry, Stock Dove 3, Feral Pigeon 4, Teal 6, Wigeon 6, Heron 3, Cormorant 2, Common Gull 5, Bh Gull 400+, Lapwing 150+, Goldfinch & Lesser Redpoll mixed flock of 20, Chaffinch 2, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Fox, etc.
Fox this afternoon near the stables at Barns Lane.

Tuesday 24th January 2017

1130 - 1230 light sun, 5c : Little Grebe, Cormorant, Heron 2, M.Swan 5, Teal 13, Wigeon 6, Common Gull 4, large gulls 200, Lapwing 230.
Little Grebe & Blue Tit today.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017

1000 - 1130 weak sun, misty, 4c : Goldcrest, Goldfinch 6, Chaffinch m, Redwing 4, Goosander 11, Teal 14, Wigeon 6, Tufted 28, Cormorant 4, M.Swan 5, Heron, Lapwing 239, Common Gull 4, Bh Gull 300+, etc.
Buzzard on 20th Jan.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sunday 22nd January 2017

1200 - 1230 overcast after frost, 2c : Common Gull 5, Lapwing 61, Wigeon 9, Teal 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 2, Collared Dove 3, Bullfinch f, Goldfinch 6, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard.
Cormorant & Shoveler on 19th Jan.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017

1015 - 1100 fog & frost, 2c : Goosander 9, Wigeon 9, Teal 16, Tufted 14, Cormorant 11, Heron, M.Swan 5, Common Gull 6, Lapwing 161. Grey Wagtail at Rushall (garden). Well over 200 Waxwings at Brownhills Silver Court at 1200 and 241 during the afternoon!
Waxwings at Silver Court today.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Friday 20th January 2017

1015 - 1200 sunny (at last) 2 - 4c : Heron, Cormorant 2, M.Swan 5, Wigeon 6, Teal 18, Goosander 3, Lapwing 221, Common Gull 5, Buzzard at quarry, Pied Wagtail 2, Skylark over, Bullfinch 2, Redpoll/Goldfinch/Chaffinch flock of 30-40 feeding at Alders, Redwing 3, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon 7, etc.
Gold and Greenfinches on 18th Jan.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017

1115 - 1330 overcast, dull & damp 7c : Golden Plover, Lapwing 200+, GC Grebe, Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 5, Goosander 8, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal 10, Tufted 24, Common Gull 6, large gulls 80+, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove, GS Woodpecker, Goldfinch 5, Wren, Carrion Crow 30 in one tree, etc.
Record shot of Golden Plover today, and some of the 130 - 140 Waxwings at Brownhills Silver Court during the early afternoon.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017

1140 - 1300 light drizzle, misty, 6c : Goosander 3, Teal 8, Tufted 30, Cormorant 6, M.Swan 5, Heron 2, GC Grebe, Lapwing 150+, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 200+, large gulls 100+, Jackdaw 3, Pied Wagtail 2, Bullfinch 3, Greenfinch 4, Goldfinch 30, Redwing 35, Blackbird 5, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren, Stock Dove, GS Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 5, House Sparrow 6, Starling 40+, etc.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017

0930 - 1000 overcast & gloomy, 6c : Goosander 6, Teal 9, Tufted 32, M.Swan 6, Cormorant 4, Long-tailed Tit 11, Common Gull 2, large gulls 100+ incl possible Caspian adult (flew before ID confirmed), Lapwing 120, Pied Wagtail 2. Approx 130 Waxwings at Silver Court, Brownhills during the early afternoon. (PW)
Ringed Black-headed Gull yesterday.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017

1130 - 1230 constant driizle, 8c : Great Crested Grebe 3, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan 5, Heron, Canada Geese 201, Teal 11, Tufted 28, Coot 39, Moorhen 12, Lapwing 176, GBb Gull 17, Common Gull 2, Herring & LBb Gull 100+, Bh Gull 200+ incl a white-ringed bird, Pied Wagtail 2, Blackbird 6, Great Tit 2, Jackdaw 6, Goldfinch 2, Buzzard. Coal Tit at Wharf Cottage.
Great Crested Grebe on 12th Jan.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thursday 12th January 2017

0930 - 1130 overcast, 5c : Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher at lagoon, Sparrowhawk at quarry, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 3, Siskin & Lesser Redpoll mized flock of 40, Goldfinch 12, probable Meadow Pipit 8 at quarry but distant, Pied Wagtail, Redwing 2, Blackbird 6, Long-tailed Tit 2, Feral Pigeon 3, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant 6, Heron, Mute Swan 4, Wigeon 9, Tufted 30, Goosander f, Coot 20, Moorhen 5, Common Gull 6, GBb Gull 35, Herring & LBb Gull 100+, Bh Gull 200, Lapwing 100, Dunnock 2, Wren, Magpie/Jackdaw 2/C Crow/Wood Pigeon/Mallard/C Geese/Great Tit 6/Blue Tit/Robin/Starling 30. (41 sp.)
Kingfisher through the reeds this morning.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017

1315 - 1430 cloudy, cold NW wind, 7c : Lapwing 203, Common Gull 3, GBb Gull 30, Bh Gull 200+, Herring & LBb Gull 80+, Cormorant 4, Mute Swan 5, Heron, Wigeon 7, Teal 9 + 16 at brickworks field, Tufted 20, Jackdaw 14, Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit 2, Song Thrush, Redwing 6, Blackbird 7, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, Buzzard 2, Red Fox, etc.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Saturday 7th January 2017

1130 - 1200 misty, damp, 10c : Med. Gull adult, GBb Gull 60, Herring & LBb Gull 150+, Lapwing 144, Cormorant 5, Goosander 5, Wigeon 6, Pied Wagtail, Heron, Mute Swan 4, House Sparrow 6, Yellowhammer over to north.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Thursday 5th January 2017

Lunchtime, sunny/frosty, 2c : Little Grebe, Common Gull 7, GBb Gull 193, Herring gull 550, LBb Gull 94, Wigeon 13, Teal 9, Tufted 7, Coot 41, Moorhen 23. (KMC)
Little Owl near Park Limepits this morning.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wednesday 4th January 2017

1400 - 1430 some cloud, 7c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 100+, over 300 large Gulls present, again with over 50 Great Black-backs, Cormorant 2, Teal 4, Tufted 30, Starling 80+. At Brownhills we saw 10 Waxwings at 1245 in a tree at Silver Court, but these had gone by 1440.
Record shot of distant Green Sand. today.