Thursday, 31 December 2009

31st Dec 2009

Pools Frozen

Flashes: Kestrel, Goldfinch (10), Cormorant (15), Redwing (22), Fieldfare (3)

Feeding Station: Chaffinch (12), Coal Tit (1), Goldfinch (2), Long-tailed Tit (8), GS Woodpecker (1m 1f) , Willow Tit (1), Robin (4), Jay (1), Blue/Great tits, Wren (1), Dunnock (2), Pheasant (4f 1m)

Saturday, 12 December 2009

12th Dec 2009

Flashes: Buzzard, Kestrel, Lapwing (25)

Feeding Station: Goldfinch (1), Willow Tit (2), Chaffinch (9), Buzzard, Great/Blue tits, GS Woodpecker

The Scrape: Bullfinch (5)

Main Pool: Shoveler (4), Teal (3), Little Grebe (1), Bullfinch (1)


Saturday, 28 November 2009

28th Nov 2009

Flashes: Buzzard

Feeding Station: Goldfinch (2), Willow Tit (2), Chaffinch (3f), Coal Tit (1), Great/Blue Tits, Sparrowhawk (1m), GS Woodpecker (1m), Buzzard (over)

The Scrape: Teal (4), Gadwall (2)

Main Pool: Teal, Coot (2), Moorhen (1), Bullfinch (2), Mallard (2)

Woods: Goldfinch (12), Lesser Redpoll (1), Redwing (7), Green Woodpecker

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Thursday Nov 12th. Merlin

The Johns were walking from the car park to feed and saw a raptor fly from the ground, just after the end of the trees. It flew into a tree at the end of the clearing. The female Merlin sat on the branch for probably 5 minutes. 2 photographers came along and both took a number of photographs moving closer until the bird flew off into the wood.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

8th Nov 2009

The Flashes: Kestrel (1), Goldfinch (12), Redwing (5), Mistle Thrush (1)

The Scrape: Shoveler (1)

River Pool: Teal (3), Shoveler (1), Bullfinch (3)

Main Pool: Water Rail (1 crossing channel, 2 calling in front of hide), Cetti's Warbler, Tufted Duck (3f), Shoveler (2m 1f), Kingfisher (1)

Woods: Long-tailed tit (12+)

Car Park: Long-tailed tit (5), Blue/Great tits

Feeding station: Willow tit (3/4?), Nuthatch (1), Coal tit (1), Chaffinch, Pheasant, Robin, Wren, Blue/Great tits, Dunnock, Grey Squirrel (2)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

18th Oct 2009


Flashes: Curlew (3), Meadow Pipit (1), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Starling (60+)

The Scrape: Kingfisher, Teal (4), Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Grey Heron (3)

Main Pool: Shoveler (10), Mallard (3), Bullfinch (3)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

11th Oct 2009

Flashes: Curlew (3), Meadow Pipit (1)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (1), Cormorant (1), Chiffchaff (1), Long-tailed Tits, Grey Heron (1), Grey Wagtail (3)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (1), Bullfinch (3), Starling (40+)

Woods: Redwing (22), Goldfinch (8)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

6th Oct 2009

Posted on Tame Valley Birding blog:

3 Curlew (S Haynes)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

4th Oct 2009

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (6), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (1), Jay (4), Goldfinch (3)

The Scrape: Green Sandpiper (1), Common Snipe (3), Chiffchaff, Teal (1), Grey Heron (2), Buzzard (1)

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (1), Teal (30), Shoveler (5), Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap (1), Bullfinch (2), Kingfisher (1)

Woods: Nuthatch (1), Long-tailed tit (10), Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker (2)

Saturday, 26 September 2009

26th Sep 2009


Flashes: Meadow Pipit (3), Kestrel (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Green Woodpecker (1)

River Pool: Teal (1), Grey Heron (1)

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (2), Shoveler (4), Teal, Mallard (17), Little Grebe (1 + 1 juv) Coot (2), Moorhen (1), Cetti's Warbler (1), Bullfinch (2), Starling (40+), Grey Heron (2), Kingfisher (1)

The Scrape: Green Sandpiper (1), Teal (7), Grey Heron

Woods: Willow Tit (1), LT Tit (8), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch (2 feeding on thistles), Chiffchaff (1)

Comma (5), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Large White (1)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

17th Sep 2009

Birdguides Report:

Marsh Harrier, one present early afternoon (12:25)

Sunday, 13 September 2009

12th Sep 2009


Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe (3 + 1 juv), Gadwall, Blackcap, Bullfinch

Woods: Nuthatch (1), Bullfinch, LT Tits, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (3)

Flashes: Sparrowhawk, Jay, Green Sandpiper

Small tortoiseshell, Comma (3), Meadow Brown (1), Speckled Wood (2), Peacock (1)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

10th Sept 2009


Car Park: Chiffchaff, Kestrel

River Pool: Bullfinch (2), Teal, Mallard, Grey Heron

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3), Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, Teal, Gadwall (4), Blackcap (6+), Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (2), Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush, Robin (2), Grey Heron

The Scrape: Teal (9), Shoveler (4), Kingfisher (1), Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (2), Nuthatch (1), Grey Heron (2)

The Flashes: Buzzard (1), Kestrel (1), Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker

Woods: GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed tit (6+), Chiffchaff (3), Goldfinch (4)

Common Darter (2), Painted Lady (1), Red Admiral (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Meadow Brown (2), Speckled Wood (1), Comma (2)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

6th Sept 2009





Intended to look around the whole reserve today, but got a little side tracked with the display.

Wood: A quick walk around the wood trying not to get bitten. GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch (2), Whitethroat, Blue tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Pheasant

Flashes: Stock dove (2), Buzzard (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (1), Whinchat (1), Whitethroat (1), Swallow (5), House Martin (25+)

While waiting for the Whinchat to get a little closer i noticed in the distance a Red Arrow display, this kept me occupied for a few minutes.

Red Admiral (3), Comma (1), Painted Lady (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Speckled Wood (3)

Saturday, 29 August 2009

29th August




Flashes: Yellow Wagtail (5), Kestrel (1), Swallow (40+), House Martin (20+), Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Curlew (7)

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe (2 + 1 young), Gadwall (6), Shoveler (1), Buzzard (1)

Woods: Long-tailed tits, Bullfinch (2), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Common Darter (2), Grass Snake (2), Small Heath (4), Common Blue (5), Meadow Brown (7), Speckled Wood (3), Small Tortoiseshell (3), Painted Lady (1)

Sunday, 16 August 2009

16th Aug


The Scrape: Little Grebe (2), Mallard (6 + 1 young)

Wood: Nuthatch (1), Green Woodpecker (1), GS Woodpecker (2), Bullfinch (2), LT Tit (15), Chiffchaff

Car Park: Buzzard (7)

The Flashes: Buzzard (2), Kestrel (1), Stock Dove (2), Reed Bunting, Whitethroat

Common Darter (4), Southern Hawker (2), Brown Hawker (1), Grass Snake (1)

Common Blue (3), Gatekeeper (6), Peacock (3), Meadow Brown (3), Speckled Wood (4), Small Tortoiseshell (1)


Thursday, 6 August 2009

6th Aug


Quick walk around the reserve this afternoon, before the rain set in again :(

Bullfinch (4), Blackcap (1), Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker.

Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood Butterflies.

Earlier today, Hobby (2), Buzzard (3) recorded in Flashes logbook.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

12th July


Flashes: Buzzard, Swallow (4), Green Woodpecker

Main Pool: Little Grebe, Tufted Duck (1), Mallard (22 + 5 young), Coot (+7 young), Reed Warbler (4), Blackcap (2), GS Woodpecker

Butterflies: Gatekeeper (2), Small Tortoiseshell (3), Comma (3), Small Skipper (2), Meadow Brown, Ringlet

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Work Party

There will be Work Parties at Whitacre Heath NR (9:30am) on the following dates:

July 23rd - Completed

August 6th - Completed

Paths now clear and himalayan balsam removal continued (it's going to take a few years).

As ever transport is available from Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Coventry at 9am, with another pick up along the way to the day’s task if requested, returning to Brandon for 4:00pm.

4th July


Quick walk along the fringe of the wood and flashes hide:

Bullfinch (1 m 1f), Lesser spotted Woodpecker (1m), Lesser Whitethroat (3), Whitethroats, Chiffchaff (2 singing), GS Woodpecker (2), Buzzard (1), Black-headed Gull (60+), Swift, Swallow and House Martins, Greenfinch (2)

Grass Snake (2), Brown Hawker (1), Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselfly

Butterflies: Gatekeeper (1), Ringlet (12), Meadow Brown (30+), Comma (3), Small Tortoiseshell (6), Small Skipper (7), Large Skipper (5), Green-veined White (1), Latticed Heath Moth (2), Six-spot Burnet (1)

Sunday, 14 June 2009

14th June

Orchids: Common Spotted (25+), Southern Marsh (35+)

Butterflies: Large Skipper (2), Common Blue (4), Small Tortoiseshell (1)

Moths: Cinnabar (1), Latticed Heath (1)

Odonata: Banded Demoiselle, Common Blue Damselfly

Flashes: Black Headed Gull (50+), Swift (30+), Stock Dock (2), Buzzard (2), Kestrel (1)

Woods: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Cuckoo (1 male), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Main Pool: Little Grebe (1), Coot (+4 young), Reed Warbler (5+)

Sunday, 31 May 2009

31th May 2009



Common Spotted and Southern Marsh Orchids (70+)

Butterflies: Common Blue (12), Painted Lady (7), Peacock (2), Small Toirtoiseshell (1), Small Copper (1), Brown Argus

Flashes: Buzzard (3), Kestrel (1), Skylark (1), Reed Bunting (2), Oystercatcher (2), House Martin (5), Kingfisher (1)

Scrape: Little Grebe (+young), Coot (+young), Reed Warbler (4)

Woods: GS Woodpecker (other pair now with young), Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (1), Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Greenfinch (+young), Bullfinch (1m)

Saturday, 23 May 2009

23rd May


Butterflies: Brimstone (2), Small Copper (1), Peacock (3), Small Toirtoishell (1), Large White (numerous), Orange Tip (3)

River Pool: Kingfisher (1 flew over), Cuckoo (calling), Chiffchaff, Blackcap, GS Woodpecker (+young in nest)

Flashes: Skylark (1), Meadow Pipit (3), Buzzard (1), Grass Snake (2)

Car Park: Buzzard (2), Swallow (2), House Martin (3), Swift (5), Robin (feeding young), Whitethroat, Bank Vole (1)

Damselflies: Blue tailed, Common Blue

And thank you to Roger for the donation for bird food. I'll pass this onto John for feed later in the year.


22nd May

Working party: Himalayan Balsam Removal, unfortunately no-one from the Trust showed, and the seven volunteers became three, but we did a few hours of removal. It'll take a few years to get this invasive species under control.

A quick walk round before hand. Cuckoo (1), Blackcap, Whitethroat, Swallow (2), House Martin (4), Swift (12), Buzzard (2), GS Woodpecker

Monday, 11 May 2009

11th May

Over the reserve: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Speckled Wood (2), Brimstone (2), Orange tip (3), Large Whites

Car Park: Sparrowhawk (1), Skylark (1)

Flashes: Buzzard (1), Meadow Pipit (1), House Martin, Swallow (2), Swift (1)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (1), Robin (juv)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (2 + 2 young), Gadwall (1 male), Heron (2), Grass Snake (3 along path), Sedge Warbler

Main Pool: Little Grebe (2), Mute Swan (2), Kingfisher (fishing on right hand side), Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting (male)

River Pool: Kingfisher (1 flew through), Swift (1), Swallow (1), Gadwall (4, 1 pair mating), Coot (2), Moorhen

Monday, 13 April 2009

13th Apr


Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (50+), Willow Tit (2)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (1), Kingfisher (along river), Blackcap (singing), Buzzard (1)

Main Pool: Gadwall (1m), Little Grebe (1), Sedge Warbler (1), Lesser Redpoll (6), Tufted Duck (2), GS Woodpecker, Kingfisher (1)

River Pool: Little Grebe (2 + young), Gadwall (6), Teal (9), Grey Heron, Blackcap (4), Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff

The Flashes: Shelduck (2), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (1), House Martin (1)

Car Park: Skylark (singing)

Orange Tip (5 male), Large White (6), Peacock (4), Speckled Wood (2)

Small Tortoiseshell (several from the Scrape hide, P.Satch)

Saturday, 11 April 2009

11th Apr

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (30+), Willow Tit (2), Jay (2), Siskin (3)

Woods: Lesser-spotted Woodpecker (2), Oystercatcher (1 over), Blackcap (3m 1f), Chiffchaff (5), Willow Warbler (3), Sedge Warbler (1), Bullfinch (1f)

River Pool: Little Grebe (2), Gadwall (9), Teal (6), Grey Heron (2), Buzzard (4)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (2)

Flashes: Buzzard (3), Oystercatcher (1), Skylark

The Scrape: Little Grebe (1)

Green Sandpiper (1), Large White (1)

Recorded in logbook: Waxwing (6) on April 3rd, Garganey on River Pool 7th April

Also

Sedge Warbler (2), Reed Warbler, Buzzard (12 from C.Bevin hide), Curlew (over) (C.Hiles)

Friday, 10 April 2009

10th Apr

Reed Warbler x 1
Mealy Redpoll x 2 (Birdguides)

10th Apr

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (50+)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

7th Apr

Osprey being mobbed by 2 Buzzards (Birdguides)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

5th April

Feeding Station: Brambling (2 males), Lesser Redpoll (40+), Siskin (1), Willow Tit (2), Long-tailed Tit (1)

Woods: Willow Warbler (1), Chiffchaff (4), Lesser-spotted Woodpecker (1 male), Lesser Redpoll (4 bathing)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3)

Flashes: Canada Goose (22), Buzzard (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Skylark (1), Meadow Pipit (1)

Monday, 30 March 2009

30th Mar

Woods: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1 male), Lesser Redpolls, Long-tailed Tit (3), Redwing (3), Treecreeper (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Rook (3), Willow Tit (1), Goldfinch (14), Reed Bunting (2)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (4), Teal (4), Tufted Duck (2), Water Rail (1 calling)

Carpark: Meadow Pipit (c.40 in the the field), Buzzard (2)

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sunday March 29th

Feeding Station, Lesser Redpoll 20/30, Siskin 4, Goldfinch 3, Brambling 1m for about 5 mins, reedbunting 3, robin 2, willow/great/blue tit.
Scrape, Kingfisher 1, Canada geese 2, teal, Heron 1, little grebe 2, Water Rail 1 in front of hide.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

28th Mar


Car Park
Curlew x 6 (in car park field), Greenfinch, Reed Bunting x 4

Nyger Feeder
Goldfinch x 4, Chiffchaff x 1

Woods
Muntjac x 1, Long-tailed tit x 4, Chiffchaff x 2

Feeding Station
Siskin x 4, Lesser Redpoll x 40+, Willow Tit x 1, Nuthatch x 1, Treecreeper x 1, Jay x 1

The Scrape
Gadwall x 2, Teal x 4, Canada Goose x 2, Kingfisher x 1, Chiffchaff x 1, Green Woodpecker x 1

The Flashes
Canada Goose x 27, Wood Pigeon x 55, Stock Dove x 4

Main Pool
Little Grebe x 3, Tufted Duck x 4, Reed Bunting x 4

Saturday, 21 March 2009

21st Mar


Reserve Entrance: Skylark, Small Tortoiseshell

Feeding Station: Siskin (8), Lesser Redpoll (9), Willow Tit, Treecreeper, Jay, GS Woodpecker, Reed Bunting (3), Chaffinch (20+)

Woods: Chiffchaff (3 singing), Buzzard, Rook (6)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (4), Shoveler (6), Little Grebe (4)

Railway Bridge: Little Egret, Curlew, Common Snipe, Wigeon, Redshank (2), Fieldfare (1), Mistle Thrush (1)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Monday Mar 9th

River pool hide. Buzzard, Little Grebe (2), Widgeon, Teal, Mallard, Coote.
At gate. Greenfinch (4) reed bunting, redwing, fieldfare, GSW, kestrel.
Field Opposite, pair skylark, curlew, lapwing
From Railway bridge, Oystercatchers (2), little egret flushed by Buzzard, curlew, lapwing.
from River bridge, Oystercatchers (2), teal, widgeon, gadwall, mallard, tufted, curlew (5)

Saturday, 7 March 2009

7th March

Skylark near reserve entrance

Feeding Station: Nuthatch, Willow Tit, Siskin (3), Lesser Redpoll (1), Goldfinch (8), Reed Bunting (4), Treecreeper, GS Woodpecker

Flashes: Kestrel, Canada Goose (23), Teal, Curlew (1)

March 6th

Greenfinch, Reed Bunting at gate.
Feeding station, Nuthatch, treecreeper, goldfinch, siskin, redpoll, blackbird, robin, chaffinch, great/blue/willow tit. Jay
Scrape, teal displaying, mallard, heron, kingfisher
Pool, little grebe, teal, mallard, tufted, coot
Curlew reported on river bank towards Lea Marston

Sunday, 1 March 2009

1st March

Recorded in log book, flashes hide

Stonechat (1)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Thursday Feb 26th Afternoon

On the reserve, redwing, GSW, fieldfare, meadow pipet, goldfinch, redpoll, greenfinch, blue/great tit, willow tit, reed bunting.
From the railway bridge 2 oyster catchers, little egret, curlew, widgeon, buzzard.
From river bridge, 7 curlew, pair GSW, widgeon, gadwall, tufted, teal, mallard

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

24th Feb

Reserve Entrance: Skylark

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2), Goldfinch (3), Siskin (3), Lesser Redpoll (1), GS Woodpecker (male)

Woods: Redwing (12), Fieldfare (3), Willow Tit, Song Thrush (5)

Railway Bridge: Little Egret (1)

Saturday, 21 February 2009

21st Feb

Flashes: Canada Goose (15), GS Woodpecker (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Buzzard (1), Curlew (1)

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (2), Siskin (5), Lesser Redpoll (2), Chaffinch (15), Reed Bunting (3)

Woods: Willow Tit, Treecreeper (2), Redwing (6)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (1), Tufted Duck (7), Teal (6)

Car Park Field: Meadow Pipit (10)

Railway Bridge: Little Egret (1), Wigeon (2), Curlew (2)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

15th Feb

Little Egret from Railway Bridge (J.Hoyle)

Friday, 13 February 2009

13th Feb

Recorded on the Tame Valley Blog http://tamevalleybirding.blogspot.com/

Little Egret x 3 on the flashes (P.Softley)

Sunday, 8 February 2009

8th Feb


Pools Frozen:

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (2), Jay (1), Treecreeper (1), Willow Tit (2), Coal Tit (1), Siskin (1m)

Flashes: Canada Goose (100+), Wood Pigeon (50+), Stock Dove (2), Green Woodpecker (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Lapwing (32), Bullfinch (2)

Woods: Siskin (6), GS Woodpecker (2)

Car Park Feeders: Willow Tit (2), Reed Bunting (5), Sparrowhawk (1), Greenfinch (1), Chaffinch (1)

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Wednesday Feb 3rd

Feeding Station: Jay (1), Magpie (4), Pheasant (5f, 1m), Dunock (1), Goldfinch (7), Robin (4), Willow, Great and blue tit, Blackbirds, Chaffinch, Wren (1), GSW (1f)

Lake Hide: Teal (20), Little Grebe (1), Coot (2), Moorhen (1), Mallard (2), Muntjac (2)

Walking round had good flock of Redwing, pair GSW, ReedBunting (1f)

Saturday, 31 January 2009

31st Jan

Flashes: Pink footed Goose (1), Canada Goose (30).
PS Careful you don't get locked in, handle not working from inside the hide.
*Handle on flashes hide now fixed.*

River Pool: Teal (50), Shoveler (2), Water Rail (calling), Siskin (8) along path with Goldfinch flock

Woods: Buzzard over, Nuthatch, GS Woodpecker (2), Green Woodpecker (3), Goldfinch (10)

The Scrape: Shoveler (2), Teal (2)

Railway Bridge: Little Egret

Sunday, 25 January 2009

25th Jan

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (2), Willow Tit (2), Coal Tit (1), Jay (1), Treecreeper (2), Chaffinch (10)

Main Pool: Teal (2), Little Grebe (1), Tufted Duck (2), Water Rail (calling)

River Pool: Wigeon (2), Teal (14), Little Grebe (1), Siskin (8), Chaffinch (20+)

Flashes: Bullfinch (2)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

17th Jan


Car Park Feeders: Reed Bunting (2), Bullfinch (2), GS Woodpecker

River Pool: Teal, Wigeon, Little Grebe

Main Pool: Teal, Wigeon

The Scrape: Teal (8), Shoveler (2), Little Grebe

The Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (1), Nuthatch (2), Coal Tit (1), Willow Tit (2), Sparrowhawk (1 male), GS Woodpecker (1 female), Chaffinch (11), Robin (5)

Woods: Green Woodpecker (2), Redwing/Fieldfare flock (40+)

The Flashes: Canada Goose (8), Stock Dove (2)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Wednesday Jan14th

Freezing fog this morning. Nyger seed feeder moved away from tree. It suffers squirrel damage when moved off tree.
Many blue/great tits, coal and willow visiting. Chaffinch, robin, blackbird, jay, magpie, pheasant, nuthatch, treecreeper, GSW (M & F), goldfinch (7), dunock. Long Tail tit in trees. Wren and siskin seen last Monday.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

11th Jan

Car Park Feeder: Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Blue/Great Tit, Robin

Feeding Station: Coal Tit (1), Nuthatch (1), Willow Tit (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Blackbird (4), Chaffinch (8), Reed Bunting (1m), Great/Blue Tit (30+), Goldfinch (2)

Flashes:
Common Snipe (5), Stock Dove (4), Canada Goose (70+)

Woods: Bullfinch (1m)

Car Park Field: Redwing (23), Fieldfare (4), Meadow Pipit (1), Buzzard (1), Kestrel (1)

Monday, 5 January 2009

Monday Jan5th

Went down to top up the feeders. Thank you to all who are contributing this year, no food is provided by the trust so any help from visitors ensures that supplies are maintained.

At the feeding station, jay, nuthatch, chaffinch, dunock, robin, GSW, blackbird, pheasant, blue, great, coal and willow tit. A water rail ran through the back of the feeding station.

Walked up the road to the river and saw 2 buzzard, snipe, lapwing, bullfinch, gadwall, mallard, teal, widgeon, moorhen and all the little grebes which have moved from the frozen water in the reserves.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

3rd Jan

All Pools Frozen

Feeding Station: Nuthatch, Coal Tit

Woods: Bullfinch (2), Siskin (8), GS Woodpecker (1m), Goldfinch (6), Jay (2)

Car Park Feeder: Reed Bunting (3)

Friday, 2 January 2009

2nd Jan

Feeding Station:
Nuthatch, Jay, Robin, Bullfinch, Redwing (P.Satch) (Photos by P.Satch)