Tuesday, 23 January 2018

23rd January

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Brambling (m) [Stubble Field Fishers Mill], 6 (3m,3f) Pintail [Jubilee Wetlands] & 2 Egyptian Geese [Dosthill NR] (J&P Fincham). Also Brambling (f) in same field (D Corfield).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Firecrest [200m South of river bridge near roped off track in brambles adjacent to Reedbed Pool] (J&P Fincham).

Monday, 22 January 2018

22nd January

KWP - 2 Egyptian Geese and Little Egret [Bodymoor Heath Water] (T Hyde). Combined WeBS total for the park by S Haynes - 31 Great Crested Grebe, 75 Gadwall, 78 Tufted, 15 Pochard, 59 Teal, 126 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 467 Coot, 2 Shelduck, 6 Goldeneye & 2 Egyptian Geese. Also 2 Cetti's Warbler [Cliffe Pool].
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Great White Egret [Jubilee Wetlands], 2 Pochard [Fishers Mill] & Cetti's [Dosthill NR] (C Workman).
RSPB Middleton  - Combined selective WeBS totals by RSPB Vols - 248 Teal, 670 Lapwing, 396 Greylag Geese, 9 Shelduck, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander and a Snipe.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

21st January

Tamworth Flooded Field off Selker Drive - 3 Ruff (T Perrins).
Alvecote - Goldeneye [Pretty Pigs Pool] & c.75 Golden Plover (R Smith).
KWP - 6 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye & 2 Goosander [Cliff Pool], 8 Little Egret in field opposite Broomey Croft entrance.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

20th January

Tamworth Flooded Field off Selker Drive - 3 Ruff (T Perrins).

Friday, 19 January 2018

19th January

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 4 Fulvous Whistling Ducks [Fishers Mill] (Many Obs), 3 Ruff roosted [Jubilee Wetland] & 2 Great White Egret left the reserve at dusk to roost in the Heronry.
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Redpoll & Water Rail [Feeders] (@PereginKeith) & 2 Woodcock [Southern Meadow].
Hams Hall Edison Road - Chiffchaff & Grey Wagtail (@PereginKeith).
Wishaw - Peregrine (@PereginKeith).
KWP South - 2 Little Egret [Hemlingford Water], Goldeneye & 4 Little Egret [Bodymoor Heath Water] (T Hyde).

Please keep an eye out for these two this weekend and if seen ring Craig.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

18th January

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 3 Great White Egret [NP, JW & DNR], 8 (2m) Goldeney & 2 Egyptian Geese [Dosthill NR],  2 Stonechat & 3 Shelduck [Jubilee Wetlands] and Grey Wagtail [river] (S Atkinson). Bittern flew from middle of Fishers Mill reedbed to SW corner Reedbed Pool so in both Warks and Staffs also Peregrine [Jubilee Wetlands](RSPB).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Yellowhammer and Lesser Redpoll reported [car park]. Quick 10mins at the Heronry before the heavens opened produced 44 Little Egret and 2 Great White Egret.
Bodymoor Heath Lane - Ringtail Hen Harrier at 2pm (S Cawthray).
KWP Cliff Pool - Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 300 Lapwing, 3 Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander and 200 Black-headed Gull (S Cawthray).
Alvecote - Great White Egret and 3 Stonechat (R Smith).
Tamworth Flooded Field off Selker Drive - 3 Ruff (J Morgan). Possibly the birds seen early in the month at Old Warks Moors and regularly roosting at RSPB Middleton.

Goldeneye - Steve Atkinson

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

17th January

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat, 2 Lesser Redpoll (P Casey & T Kenny).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - 2 Stonechat [Southern Meadow], Mixed flock of c.40 Siskin and Lesser Redpoll [Access road], Woodcock [Play Meadow] (P Casey & T Kenny).
Coton Lakes -  ad Mediterranean Gull & ad Yellow-legged Gull in roost (A Dean).
KWP (South) -  2 Shelduck [Bodymoor Heath Water], 7 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye & 5 Little Egret (A Dean).

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

16th January

RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Peregrine [car park] (R Hancox), 51 Little and 2 Great White Egret left the Heronry this morning.
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Pintail & 2 Egyptian Geese (R Hancox) and first returning Oystercatcher (J Harris) - all on Dosthill NR.
KWP - 3 Little Egret [Far Leys Pool] and escaped Bar-headed Goose still doing the rounds (T Hyde).

Monday, 15 January 2018

15th January

Shustoke Res - c.20 Pochard, c.250 Tufted, c.300 Coot, Siskin and 2 Grey Wagtail (R Walker).
KWP Hemlingford Water - 6 (f) Goosander & 2 Pochard (T Hyde).
Alvecote - 2 Great White Egret (R Smith).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Hawfinch [access track Oaks], Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [car park Oaks], 4 Egypyian Geeese [farm paddock] (RSPB), 3+ Great White Egret roosted in the Heronry.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

14th January

RSPB Middleton (early morning) - Barn Owl, Peregrine, Great White Egret, Lesser Redpoll, Egyptian Geese and 2 (m&f) Goosander (D Rickard).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs at dusk) - 3 Ruff flew in from the North to roost on JW, Great White Egret and the 4 Fulvous Whistling Ducks.
KWP Canal Pool - 9 Pochard.
Alvecote - Great White Egret (R Smith).