Sunday, 27 March 2011

27th March 2011

Woods: Willow Tit (2), Chiffchaff (5 singing)

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (3)

Main Pool: Gadwall (9), Little Grebe (2), Reed Bunting (5)

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (1)

River Pool: Kestrel (1), Teal (4), Little Grebe

The Scrape: Little Grebe, Canada Goose (2), Bullfinch (4)

Car Park: Buzzard (5), Sparrowhawk (2), Lesser Redpoll (3)

Also Comma Butterfly

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

23rd March 2011

Flashes: Kestrel, Buzzard (2)

River Pool: Little Egret (1 along edge of river), Chiffchaff (2)

Main Pool: Gadwall (11), Reed Bunting (2m 1f), Little Grebe (2)

The Scrape: Teal (3m 2f)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2)

Also Curlew calling, Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies

Saturday, 19 March 2011

19th March 2010

Red-legged Partridge (2 from flashes hide), also Chiffchaff (2, possibly 3 singing around the reserve) (J.Harris)

Mealy Redpoll still with Lesser Redpolls (TameValleyBirding)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

15th March 2011

A dozen or so L.Redpoll, plus 1 Mealy on the feeders, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Raven over. (M.Burnett)

Monday, 14 March 2011

14th March 2011

Feeding Station: 3 Goldfinch, 4 Redpoll, GSW (m), Blackbirds, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Treecreeper, Willow Tit, G & B Tit. (Johns)

Mealy Redpoll one still with 17 Lesser Redpoll on feeders this morning (Birdguides)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Saturday, 12 March 2011

12th March 2011

Chiffchaff (1 singing), Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Skylark (1), Meadow Pipit (2), Oystercatcher (1), Fieldfare (40+), Buzzard (1), Kestrel (1), Green woodpecker, GS woodpecker, Treecreeper (2), Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Willow Tit, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (1 male), Little Egret (1 from railway bridge)

(c) AJ Hale
Also Lesser spotted woodpecker x2 (D.Hutton, A Hale)

Friday, 11 March 2011

11th March 2011

Posted on Birdforum

Single Sand Martin over the flashes.

Curlew and Oystercatcher heard. On the scrape were a number of teal, 2 little grebe. At the lake we had pr. swan, gadwall, shoveler, heron, GSW, tufted duck, teal and at least 3 little grebe. Also Sand Martin (1) on the flashes. (Johns)

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Contractor Work

Friday 18th March

Work will be carried out on the 18th March by the Wildlife Trust and contractors at the reserve removing dead elm trees by the road, also removing dangerous limbs from the Black Poplar by the car park.

9th March 2011

Posted on TameValley Birding

Mealy Redpoll (1), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

8th March 2011

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in trees from feeder hide 2 GS Woodpeckers car park,2 Mealy Redpolls 10+ Lesser Redpoll & Sparrowhawk, Curlew (1) (D.Hutton)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

06th March 2011

River Pool: Siskin (30+ along path), Teal on pool

Main Pool: Little Grebe (1)

The Scrape: Shoveler (1 male), Bullfinch (1 male)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit, Siskin (2), Lesser Redpoll (12, upto 20 reported earlier incl. Mealy), Reed Bunting (1 male), GS Woodpecker (2)

The Flashes: Fieldfare (40+), Starling (10), Buzzard (3), Red Fox (1)

Saturday, 5 March 2011

3rd March 2011

10 Redpoll on the feeders and at least 2 were mealy, significantly lighter than the others and slightly larger, 2 goldfinch came down and also 1 siskin. Many blue and great tit, a willow tit, 3 dunnock, many chaffinch, 3 blackbird, reed bunting, on leaving the hide we had your flock of siskins 20/30 at least in the trees. Back at the car park there were more redpoll and some gold finch. On the lake a pr of swan and a little grebe. At the river hide another pr of swan. Redwing (20) in the trees. (per The John's)

Also reported earlier in the week Stonechat. (24/02/2011)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

1st March 2011

Lesser spotted woodpecker
Great spotted woodpecker
Siskins (4)
Lesser redpolls (3)
Little Grebes (2)
(Paul C)