Friday, 20 April 2018

20th April

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 3 Avocet, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Raven, 3 Common Tern & 2 Ruff (G Williams), additional birds tonight Black Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Ringed Plover.
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Cuckoo calling [Fishers Mill] (G Williams).
Alvecote - 2 (m&f) Garganey (R Smith).

Thursday, 19 April 2018

19th April

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Garganey(m), Wheatear(f), Yellow-Legged Gull (Adult) and Common Tern. (RSPB), 6 Black-Tailed Godwits & Redshank (C Workman). 4 Avocet, 3 Ruff, 6 Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Yellow Wagtail and one to look out for tomorrow probable Wood Sandpiper (S Cawthray). Wheatear(m) & Curlew (G Williams per Birdforum). Little Gull (J Timms).
Birchmoor - 3 Little Ringed Plover - flooded field near A5 (R Smith).
Alvecote Teal Pool - 2(m&f) Garganey ( M Scott).

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

18th April

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) -  2 (m&f) Wheatear, 3 Ruff, 2 Avocet, 3 Redshank, 4 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail & 6 Common Tern roosted (Many Obs but thanks to R Walker, S Atkinson, J Scragg and M Wiltshire).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Whitethroat [Fishers Mill Canal Bridge] (RSPB).
KWP - 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Tern [Cliff Pool], 2 Common Tern and 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Hemlingford Water] (S Cawthray).
Marston Fields - Marsh Harrier (S Cawthray).
Coton - Red Kite flew South (S Wood).
Shustoke Res - 2 Common Tern, 5 (2m) Goosander and Lesser Whitethroat (J Kenny).
Wishaw - 2 Wheatear at Wiggins Hill (D Baker).

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

17th April

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Greenshank, Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Avocet, Redshank, Yellow Wagtail (S Pick), later KNOT [grey winter plumage] and 3 Dunlin (M Scott) - all birds Jubilee Wetlands.
KWP Mill Meadow - 2(m) Yellow Wagtail at 1pm (P Bateman). Late evening 3 Yellow Wagtail and 7 Pied (M Pollock & T Perrins).
KWP Bodymoor Heath Water - 2+ Arctic Terns (M Pollock). 1+ Arctic still present at 6.45pm plus c.9 Common Terns (T Perrins).
KWP Hemlingford Water - 5+ Arctic Terns, 5+ Common Terns and Common Sandpiper (T Perrins).
Alvecote Mill Pool - 2 Garganey (R Smith).

Terns seem to have moved on by dusk.

Monday, 16 April 2018

16th April

RSPB Middleton (location not given) - Greenshank, Egyptian Goose and Goldeneye (R Baker) also Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Avocet, Redshank, Oystercatcher, White Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler & Sedge Warbler (S Cawthray).
Shustoke Res - Common Tern (R Walker).
Pooley LNR - 2 Cetti's Warbler (M Scott).

Sunday, 15 April 2018

15th April

Alvecote Pools - Lesser Whitethroat (A Archer). 2 Garganey Mill Pool - initially just male (F Savage, R Smith) then later pair (A Archer), Raven and 2 Goosander (M Scott).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 3 Ruff, 2 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover [Jubilee Wetlands], Reed Warbler & 3 Sedge Warbler [Fishers Mill] (T Perrins), Grasshopper Warbler reported near West screen.
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Lesser Whitethroat to West of Fishers Mill canal bridge (T Perrins).

Saturday, 14 April 2018

14th April

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Osprey through Jubilee Wetlands at 9.30am (G A Williams). Wheatear in farm field West of North Pit 2 benches (P Aggett).
KWP Cliff Pool - Red Kite and 2 Willow Tit (T Perrins).
Alvecote Pretty Pigs Pool - 3 Ruff and Green Sandpiper (J Morgan).
Wishaw - Yellow Wagtail and 2 White Wagtail [Muck Heap] (M Pollock].
Shustoke Res - Common Sandpiper (M Pollock).
Amington Tamworth - 2 Lesser Redpoll garden feeder (T Perrins).

Friday, 13 April 2018

13th April

Amington Tamworth - Lesser Redpoll and 3 Siskin garden feeder (T Perrins).
KWP Bodymoor Heath Water - 1 Arctic and 2 Common Tern (S Cawthray).
Alvecote Mill Pool - Male Redstart (R Smith).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 5 Black-Tailed Godwits, 3 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher [Jubilee Wetlands], 2 Egyptian Geese [Dosthill NR] (S Atkinson). Later Grey Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Ringed Plover and 3 Common Terns all Jubilee.
Amington Fields - Merlin (f) & Raven (M Scott).

Thursday, 12 April 2018

12th April

RSPB Middleton - 2 Ruff, Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander, Swallow and Sand Martin (M Scott).
Amington Tamworth - Mealy Redpoll (original bird) on feeder plus possible 3rd individual now visiting this garden (T Perrins).

Just outside the area but still in the Tame Valley, Osprey through Ladywalk this morning at 7.50am (C Lee, B Richardson & M Royston) and Common Crane at Whitemoor Haye from Midday (A Bladon). The Crane is probably the same bird that went through Ladywalk and RSPB Middleton on Monday.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

10th April

Amington Tamworth - Mealy Redpoll on garden feeder (T Perrins).
Wishaw - 2 Yellow Wagtail (C Hiles).
Alvecote - 18+ Swallow, 3 House Martin & Willow Warbler (M Scott).