Wednesday, 27 April 2011

26th April 2011

Main Pool: Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Mute Swan (2)
The Scrape: Sedge Warbler, Grey Heron, Canada Goose (2), Female Gadwall, Mallard (3 m 2 f) Whitethroat in front of hide


River Pool: Grey Heron, Coot, Buzzard being mobbed
Grey Heron

Car Park: Swallow (3), Buzzard , Sparrowhawk (1)

Woods: Garden Warbler (4+), Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (calling), Bullfinch (Calling).

Monday, 25 April 2011

25th April 2011

Flashes: Numerous Whitethroat along path, Kestrel (1 male), Skylark (1), Reed Bunting (1)

Main Pool: Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Little Grebe (2), Mute Swan (2)

The Scrape: Sedge Warbler, Grey Heron, Canada Goose (2)

River Pool: Grey Heron, Coot

Car Park: Swallow (5), Buzzard (2), Sparrowhawk (1)

Woods: Garden Warbler (4+), Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (calling), Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Song Thrush (2), Bullfinch (2)

Recorded in River Pool Log Book:

22nd April - Dunlin

Saturday, 23 April 2011

23rd April 2011

Shot out for an hour or so and had the usual birds. This Fellow stood out though by the feeding station.

Male Pheasant 

Added to this there were 3 male blackcaps singing in various parts of the reserve. GS woody and LS woody drumming and best for me was 4 oystercatchers displaying in the field by the Bevin hide and 2 Cuckoo calling.

A few flowers that were showing off.

Red Campion

Common Storksbill
Common Storksbill

Butterflies that I saw, 10 speckled wood and at least 35 orange tips.

Friday, 22 April 2011

22nd April 2011

Grasshopper Warbler reeling (J.Harris)

Wheatear (posted on TameValley Blog)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

17th April 2011

Main Pool: Bullfinch (2), Little Grebe (2), Coot (2 pair nesting), Mute Swan (1 pair nesting), Reed Warbler, Wren, Reed Bunting (3), Sparrowhawk (1), Gadwall (5m 1f), Moorhen (1), Grey Heron (1)

River Pool: Shelduck (2), Buzzard (1)

The Scrape: Kingfisher (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting)

The Flashes: Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (1), Reed Bunting (1m), Whitethroat (3), Oystercatcher (1 flew over)

Woods: Blackcap (10+m, 1f), Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, GS Woodpecker (3), Green Woodpecker (2)

Butterflies: Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Comma, Holly Blue

Recorded in the Flashes Log book:

6th April - Wheatear (male)
7th April - Avocet, flying left.

Friday, 8 April 2011

8th April 2011

Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Redpoll, 2 Reed Warbler Singing from Pool Hide. Grass Snake, Muntjac, Brimstone's. (B.Macloud)

Woods: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap

The Flashes: Red-legged Partridge (2), Buzzard, Kestrel, Common Snipe (1)

Orange Tip, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies (J.Wesson)

Monday, 4 April 2011

2nd April

Car park Green Woodpecker

Main Pool Hide 2 Kingfisher. (B.Berry)