Tuesday, 23 December 2014

16th December 2014

A day out today 16/12 with our cameras at Whitacre Heath saw plenty of activity at the feeder hide with a strong contingent of Great Tits followed up by quite a few Blue Tits. The Great Spotted  Woodpeckers(2) put in an appearance from time to time but seemed to nervous to linger long. Good views of the  Wren in the pond area made the day, with the Nuthatch constantly putting in an appearance after the peanuts. Very quiet around the rest of the reserve. (Alan Butler)

Blue Tit

Willow Tit



Monday, 22 September 2014

14th September 2014

Sunday 14th Sept. 

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wren

Colette Burke
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker © Colette Burke

Wren © Colette Burke

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

30th June 2014

Some more photos taken Sunday, near or at the Scrape. (Rob Whitcomb)


Little Egret

Little Egret

Large Skipper

Small Tortoiseshell

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

15th June 2014

A few photos from Whitacre Heath today (Rob Whitcomb)

Azure Damselfly

Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler

Grey Heron

Common Spotted Orchid

Friday, 6 June 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2014

05th June 2014

Red-back Shrike flew over the river from Ladywalk and was seen by the old hide in the flood meadow Whitacre Heath by Steve Cawthray and a few others. 

Jackdaw (flyover)
Reed Bunting
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Carrion Crow
Willow Warbler
Garden Warbler
Grey Heron
Reed Warbler
Great Tit
Mute Swan
Little Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull (flyover)
Regular John Bates saw a Kestrel

Proof of Breeding
Pair Mute Swan and 5 young
Coot broods  of 3, 3 and 2

Also recorded Grass Snake, Muntjac slots, Common pug (J.Harris)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sunday 9th March 2014

A lovely warm Spring morning.

Goldcrest at the feeding hide and 3 male Brimstones, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell as we walked around. (The Tamworth Wildlife Group)

Monday, 24 February 2014

Friday 21st February

A good day was had at the feeder hide at Whitacre Heath on Friday the 21 Feb.
Lots of Blue Tits ,Great Tits, a pair of Chaffinches, Male and Female Greater Spotted Wood Peckers, female Siskin, the Wren appeared on the edge of the pond a number of times.
The Sparrow Hawk flew trough twice just missing its prey. A pair of Nuthatches  continually raided the store of seed. (Alan Butler)

Nuthatch © Alan Butler

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

12th January 2014

A few photo's from today, taken at Feeding Station, Main Pool and River Pool. (Rob Whitcomb)

Dunnock © Rob Whitcomb

Great Tit © Rob Whitcomb

Blue Tit © Rob Whitcomb

Robin © Rob Whitcomb

Teal and Wigeon © Rob Whitcomb

Teal © Rob Whitcomb

Little Grebe © Rob Whitcomb

Great Spotted Woodpecker © Rob Whitcomb

Saturday, 11 January 2014

11th January 2014

River Pool: Wigeon (11), Teal (4), Little Grebe (2)

Main Pool: Wigeon (20), Teal (7), Tufted Duck (1)

Woodland Hide: Nuthatch (2), Willow Tit (1)

Woods: Lesser Redpoll (2), Woodcock (1 flushed along main hide path), Redwing (several small flocks 20-30 birds around the woods), GS Woodpecker (1), Goldcrest (1), LT Tit (8), Bullfinch (4 male)

Flashes: Sparrowhawk (1 male), Stonechat (pair)

Scrape Hide: Moorhen (2)