Friday, 25 April 2008

24th April

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker reported in wood, also whitethroat.

© P.Satch

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Wednesday April24th

Common Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail from river bridge.
We have removed the nyger feeders from the site for repair due to squirrel damage. We hope to start feeding again in late October.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Sunday 13th April

River Pool/Path: Little Grebe (2), Coot (pr nesting), Willow Warbler (3), Blackcap (2 singing males), Bullfinch (1 male), Chiffchaff (4), Song thrush, Goldfinch (4), GS Woodpecker (1)

Northern Pastures: Shelduck (1), Teal (6), Coot, Canada Goose (2)

Railway Bridge/Ingram's field: Oystercatcher (2), Lapwing (6), Sky Lark (4), Canada Goose (6)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3), Blackcap (1 singing male), Coot (2 pr nesting)

The Scrape: Gadwall (pair), Canada Goose (1 pr nesting), Little Grebe (1), Muntjac deer (1 female), Buzzard (2), Willow Tit (1)

Feeding station: Lesser redpoll (1)

Car Park feeder: Willow Tit (1)

Frog Pool Feeder: Lesser redpoll (1), Goldfinch (4)

Flashes: Buzzard (4), Sky Lark (3)

Friday, 11 April 2008

Thursday 10th April 2008

I had a couple of hours to kill yesterday so I nipped up it the company of Richard Dawkins and Dave Hutton. A very pleasant time it was. The Flashes produced 4 curlew and 2 Oystercatchers and a few stick doves plus the usual suspects.

We then moved on to the Feeder hide. The Siskins and Bramblings have long gone as but it still produced a few Redpoll, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Reed Buntings plus the normal Tit families

Walking round the other hides didn't provide much in the way of exotic. But did manage to see a Blackcap but wasn't fast enough on the draw to get a shot off.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Let it snow....

A nice snowy morning at Whitacre Heath.

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2), Lesser Redpoll (6), Siskin (1), Goldfinch (10), Reed Bunting (6), GS Woodpecker (2)

Flashes: Sky lark (2), Meadow Pipit (1), Buzzard (2), Mute Swan (2), Canada Goose (3)

Railway Bridge: Oystercatcher (1), Cormorant (1), Redshank (1)

Thursday, 3 April 2008

2nd April 2008

I had sometime off yesterday and it turned out to be a good un! I nipped up to Whitty for 3 or 4 hours and although I didn't take many photo's I had one of the best days for some time. There were 6 cars on the car park so I didn't bother with the Feeder Hide but did the others. List as follows:-

Pool Hide
Coot (7)
Canada Goose (6)
Heron (1)
Chiffchaff (1)
Longtail tit (2)
Mallard (1)
Treecreeper (2)

Main Pool
Dabchick (2)
Coot(5) - 2 on nests
Teal (1)
Woodpigeon (lots)
Buzzard being Mobbed

The Scrape
Pheasant (1)
Canada Goose (2)
Moorhen (2)
Reed Bunting (1)

and on the way to the Field Hide I spotted thiss little Beauty

The Flashes
Canada Goose (50+)
Curlew (6)
Avocet (1) - flying towards Furnace End
Oystercatcher (1) - flying towards Coton
Shelduck (2) - Flying towards Coton
Woodpigeons (10+)

I think thats the best haul from the Field Hide!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Later Wednesday April 2nd

At lake pool, 4 little grebe, 2 teal, 4 coot, 2 mallard, 1 male bullfinch and muntjack in bushes opposite hide.
At feeding station 1 siskin, 2 redpoll, 4 goldfinch and probably 3 willowtit.

Wednesday 2nd April

Wheatear (1 female), Curlew (6), Little Egret (1), Oystercatcher (3), Redshank (2), Wigeon (1), Teal (4), Buzzard (2), Little Grebe (1), Grey Heron (4), Lesser Redpoll (1 on frog pool feeder) , Sand Martin (3)