Sunday, 24 November 2013

24th November 2013

Woods: c.100 Redwing, Siskin (5)

Main Pool: Teal (19)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (1)

Feeders: Marsh Tit (1), Willow Tit (1), Nuthatch (2), Treecreeper (1)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Sunday, 27 October 2013

27th October 2013

Rainbow over Whitacre Heath © J Wesson

River Pool: Teal (8), Fieldfare (6), Buzzard (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Grey Wagtail (1)

Main Pool: Teal (65), Little Grebe (1)

Woodland Hide: Nuthatch (1), Treecreeper (1), Long-tailed Tit (6), GS Woodpecker (2 female)

Woods: Redwing (10), Siskin (2), Chiffchaff (1 singing), Skylark (several over), Goldfinch

Main Car Park: Starlings (200+)

Red Admiral, Common Darter


26th October - Taken from logbook

The Scrape: Little Egret

Little Egret © Phill Henderson

Sunday, 13 October 2013

13th October 2013

River Pool: Teal, Tufted Duck (2), Common Snipe (3 circling Northern Pasture)

Main Pool: Teal (32), Shoveler (4), Little Grebe (1)

The Scrape: Grey Wagtail (1), Teal (20), Goldfinch

The Flashes: Siskin (2), Grey Heron (1), Skylark (over)

Woods: Nuthatch (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Chiffchaff (1)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

29th Sep 2013

Around the reserve: Peregrine Falcon (1), Bullfinch (2), Goldfinch (4), Chiffchaff (10+)

River Pool: Shoveler (1), Teal (10), Nuthatch (1)

Main Pool: Teal (30+), Little Grebe, Nuthatch (1), Grey Wagtail, Wigeon (2)

The Scrape: Grey Heron (1), Buzzard (4)

Monday, 9 September 2013

07th Sept 2013

Please use the temporary car park a few yards up the road, the main car park in being used by the contractors.

Peregrine Falcon, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Swallow (3), House Martin (50+), Buzzard (5), Pied Wagtail (2)

Monday, 26 August 2013

26th August 2013

Peregrine Falcon


Peregrine (adult and juvenile), Buzzard (1), Swallow (7), Chiffchaff (singing), Blackcap, Green Woodpecker

Butterflies: Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Meadow Brown, Brimstone

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Blue Damselflies.

Southern Hawker

Sunday, 12 May 2013

12th May 2013

River Pool: Little Grebe (1), Canada Goose (4), Sand Martin (3)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3), Reed Bunting (1), Reed Warbler (several), Sedge Warbler (1)

The Scrape: Grey Heron (2), Reed Bunting (1), Whitethroat (2)

Wood: Chiffchaff (4 singing), Willow Warbler (2 singing), Garden Warbler, Blackcap

Flashes: Swift (5), Swallow (1)

Monday, 6 May 2013

6th May 2013

Around the reserve: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, GS Woodpecker, Buzzard (3), Swallow (4), Sparrowhawk (1), Reed Warbler, Cuckoo (2 male)

Butterflies: Green-veined White (numerous), Peacock (3), Small Tortoiseshell (2), Comma (2), Orange-tip (4)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

23rd April 2013

River Pool: Blackcap (2 male), Chiffchaff (singing), Sand Martin (6), Common Whitethroat (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Buzzard (1), Little Grebe (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3)

The Scrape: Bullfinch (2), Grey Heron (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting), Willow Warbler, Lesser-spotted woodpecker (drumming)

Woods: GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed tit (nesting)

Car Park feeders: Lesser Redpoll (1), Reed Bunting (1 male), Goldfinch (2)

Fish Pool: Long-tailed tit (nesting)

Flashes: House Martin (4)

Butterflies: Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock (10+), Comma (2)

Friday, 12 April 2013

12th April 2013

Evening visit

River Pool: Canada Goose (2), Little Grebe (2), Teal (2 male 2 female), Grey Heron

Main Pool: Gadwall (4 male 2 female), Tufted Duck, Little Grebe

The Scrape: Redwing (50+ going to roost in trees along river bank), Muntjac Deer (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting)

Woods: Willow Tit (2), Long-tailed tit (4), Green Woodpecker (2), GS Woodpecker (1), Redwing (100+ going to roost in trees along edge of wood), Bullfinch (2), Chiffchaff (2+ singing)

Between car park and flashes: Swallow (7), Oystercatcher (2 over), Starling (20+)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

11th April 2013


Gadwall
River Pool: Teal (pair mating), Mute Swan (2), Little Grebe (2), Canada Goose, Fox (1), Kingfisher (1)

Main Pool: Gadwall (3 male 2 female), Tufted Duck (5 male 5 female), Coot (nesting), Little Grebe (2)

Woods: Chiffchaff (3 + singing), Sparrowhawk (1), GS Woodpecker (1 drumming)

Scrape: Canada Goose (2)

Flashes: Bullfinch (4)
Little Grebe

Thursday, 4 April 2013

04th April 2013

Shelduck - male
Shelduck - female
River Pool: Shelduck (pair)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (10)

The Scrape: Canada Goose (pair nesting, with at least 3 eggs)

Woods: Siskin (1), Nuthatch (1), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Car Park Field: Skylark (1), Redwing (2), Fieldfare (6)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Friday, 29 March 2013

29th March 2013

A male White Wagtail with 28 Pied Wagtail and a Meadow Pipit feeding on the re-profiled Riverbank, viewed from Ladywalk side.(J.Harris)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

23rd March 2013

Car Park: Reed Bunting (1), GS Woodpecker (1)

Woods: Siskin (2), Buzzard, Redwing (16)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (2 male 2 female), Little Grebe (1)

The Scrape: Teal (3 female 2 male)

Feeding Station: Great Tit/Blue Tit (30+), Chaffinch, GS Woodpecker (1), Pheasant (6 female 1 male), Dunnock (2)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

02 March 2013

River Pool: Little Grebe (1), Buzzard (2)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (2), Mute Swan (3)

The Scrape: Mallard (2)

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (6), Mealy Redpoll (1), Siskin (1)

Woods: GS Woodpecker, Siskin (8+), Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (1)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

03 February 2013

Main Pool: Gadwall (7), Teal (15+), Tufted Duck (4), Coot (2), Moorhen (3), Little Grebe (1)

Scrape: Sparrowhawk (1)

Woods: Nuthatch (1), Willow Tit (1), Fieldfare (3), Redwing (10+)