Sunday, 5 January 2020

Sunday 5th January

Goosander (3), peregrine, sparrowhawk, buzzard (2), redwing (50+), cettis warbler, water rail, gadwall (pair mating), little grebe, Canada goose (21), willow tit, coal tit, nuthatch, raven (2), long tailed tit (9), teal, mallard, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, wren, green woodpecker, meadow pipet (2)

Monday, 11 November 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

Main Pool: Teal (11), Gadwall (2), Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler, Coot, Mallard (2)

Car Park: Sparrowhawk, Jackdaw (2), Reed Bunting, Blue/Great Tits, Coal Tit, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Robin, Goldfinch, Goldcrest

Feeding Station: Chaffinch, Nuthatch (2), Coal Tit (2), Willow Tit, Blue/Great Tits, GS Woodpecker, Grey Squirrel (4)

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (2), Pied Wagtail, Mute Swan (2)

Monday, 16 September 2019

Sunday 15th September

3x Yellow wag from flashes hide Whitacre Heath NR, 16+ in cattle field opposite reserve - Birmingham Rd. (M.Pollock via @TameBirding)

Monday, 2 September 2019

ANNUAL REPORT 1996


I recently came across this report I'd found some time ago while going through the records held at the Wildlife Trust.

ANNUAL REPORT 1996 compiled by Mark Smiles.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Flashes: Whinchat (2), Yellow Wagtail (at least 5 in amongst the cattle)



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Sunday 18th August

Brown Argus, Common Blue, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown

Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Sunday 7th July

Skylark (3), GS woodpecker, Green woodpecker, mute swan (6 cygnets), little grebe (1 young), Cettis warbler, buzzard, jackdaw, bullfinch, whitethroat

Meadow brown, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, large skipper, small skipper, comma, large white.

Azure damselfly, black tailed skimmer, banded demoiselle.

Toadlets.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Sunday 23rd June 2009

Raven, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Tit, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Jackdaw (2 on feeders), Stock Dove (8), GS Woodpecker, nuthatch (2), skylark (2 singing)

Main Pool: Mute Swan (+ 6 cygnets), Little Grebe (+3 chicks), Reed Warblers, Cetti's Warbler (1)

Black tailed Skimmer (female), Banded Demoiselle, Common Darter, Peacock Butterfly, Cinnabar Moth (plus lots of caterpillars), Mullein moth caterpillars


Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

20 plus yellow wagtails with the cattle 

S. Jones

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018

Two of the hides on site have been removed and are to be replaced with screens (River Pool hide and Main Pool hide)

Car Park: Peregrine

Main Pool: Little Egret (6)

Around the reserve: Butterflies - Peacock, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Whites, Painted Lady, Common Blue

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunday 29th October


Raven (2), Buzzard (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Green Sandpiper (1 over), GS Woodpecker, Redwing (14)

River Pool: Water Rail (1)

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler (1 calling), Kingfisher

The Scrape: Water Rail (1), Teal (2)

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (1), Coal Tit (2), Chaffinch (2)