Friday, 26 March 2010

26th March 2010

Quick visit this evening:

Chiffchaff (3 singing), Meadow Pipit on fence along flood bank.

Flashes: Kestrel (1), Bullfinch (1 along path)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (6m 5f), Little Grebe (2), Shoveler (1m 1f), Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting (1 m)

River Pool: Shelduck (2), Sand Martin (40+), Gadwall (6), Teal (5), Little Grebe (2)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Mon 22nd March

Recorded on Tame Valley Blog.
2 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit at Feeding Station (M Pollock)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

21st March 2010

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler, Tufted Duck (11), Teal, Little Grebe (2). Water Rail (1 calling), Oystercatcher (2 over), Buzzard (4), Sparrowhawk (1 circling with buzzards), Grey Heron (2), Long-tailed Tit (2)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (2), Kingfisher (1 along river), Teal, Song Thrush

Feeding Station: Goldfinch (5), Willow Tit (2)

Woods: Goldfinch (c.10 feeding in alder), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (1), Buzzard (2), Bullfinch (1 along path), Brimstone Butterfly, Peacock Butterfly

Car Park: Brimstone Butterfly (2), Peacock Butterfly (1), Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch (2), Skylark

River Pool: Gadwall (7), Teal (10), Wigeon (7), Little Grebe (2), Cetti's Warbler (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Song Thrush

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

16th Mar 2010

Mealy Redpoll at feeding station, Curlew in field opposite and Peacock Butterfly. Marsh Tit calling near feeding station (J.Harris/L.Johnson)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

First for a long time

Went to Whitty this morning for an hour and met up with Malc Goode. Nothing of real note apart from

Railway Bridge
Little egret, 10+ widgeon and 15+ Canada geese and a Curlew

The Flashes

Rook, Canada Geese, 3 BH Gulls, 1 Common Gull, Buzzard and a Green Woodpecker

Feeder Hide

5x redpoll feeder hide. 10x Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Willow tit,

Main Pool

Shoveler, tufted and Mallards. 2 Little grebe

Saturday, 13 March 2010

13th Mar 2010

The Scrape: Grey Heron, Shoveler, Teal, Goldfinch (35), Green Woodpecker (calling), Song Thrush

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler (2), Teal (3), Shoveler (4), Tufted Duck (5), Little Grebe (3), Gadwall (2), Grey Heron (2), Bullfinch (2), Lesser Redpoll (1), Buzzard (2), Reed Bunting

Car Park: Chaffinch (7), Reed Bunting (2), GS Woodpecker, Goldfinch (20+)

Northern Pasture: Magpie (17)

Also pair long-tailed tit building nest.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Work Party

The Johns have cleared the views on the River Hide and Main Pool Hide.
On main pool today Shovellors (20), Teal (15), Mallard, Little Grebe (3), Coot, Heron, Tufted (3), Blue Tit, Oyster Catcher and Buzzard over.
From the river bridge at Lea Marston, Curlew (2), Oyster Catcher (3), Buzzard (2) Mink on bank, teal, little grebe, gadwall, pr Golden Eye, Redwing, Song Thrush

Sunday, 7 March 2010

7th Mar 2010

Main Pool:
BITTERN (1 showed until around 11am, last record I could find was Jan 1996), Cetti's Warbler (1), Buzzard, Shoveler (12), Little Grebe (3), Teal (8)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

6th Mar 2010

The Scrape: Green Sandpiper (1), Little Grebe (1), Teal, Mallard, Kestrel

Main Pool: Shoveler (5), Little Grebe (2), Teal, Tufted Duck (1), Bullfinch (3)

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (1), Coal Tit (1), Willow Tit (2), Reed Bunting (1), GS Woodpecker (1m), Goldfinch (5), Pheasant (5), Chaffinch

Car Park: Reed Bunting (2)