Tuesday, 30 November 2010

29/11/2010 Waxwings Cannock Chase

On our way to Cannock Chase yesterday we saw a Buzzard flying low over Longford House.  On Cannock Chase we saw a large flock of Waxwings100+, Great Grey Shrike, Redwing, Fieldfare, Woodcock, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jay, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch.  We also saw lots of Fallow deer. Just got to find the elusive Hawfinch now!!!

Wawing Flock

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

22/11/2010 Belvide Reservoir

Today the bird group met up at Belvide Reservoir for a morning’s bird watching we saw- Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Willow Tit, Goldeneye, Great-crested Grebe, Mallard, Wigeon, Teal, Shovler, Lapwing, Lesser black-backed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Pheasant, Pochard, redhead Smew, Black-headed Gull, Robin, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Great spotted Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Lapwing, Blackbird, Wren, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Fieldfare, Canada Geese, Linnet, Greylag Geese, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Dunlin, Snipe, Starling, Coot, Peregrine, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Crow.

After lunch my friend and I headed over to Cannock Chase in search of Waxwings, Great Grey Shrike and Hawfinch unfortunately we had no luck with any of them!!! But we did see Bullfinch, Nuthatch and Buzzard plus flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

10/11/2010 Whitemoor Haye

At Whitemoor Hay we saw - Magpie, Crow, Wood pigeon, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Pochard, Great-crested Grebe, Redshank, Blue Tit, Black-headed Gull, Fieldfare, Lapwing, and a Whooper swan was amongst the flock of Mute Swans.   

After Lunch my mate and I went over to the Arboretum and saw - Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Robin, Long-tailed Tits, Crow, Great-crested Grebe, Coot, Chaffinch, Kingfisher, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Redshank, Jay. 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

08/11/2010 Ladywalk Reservoir

This morning the group met up at Ladywalk Reservoir we saw - Blackbird, Goldfinch, Pheasant, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Willow Tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Teal, Coot, Mallard, Lesser black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Shovler, Pochard, Gadwall, Canada Geese, Crow, Greenfinch, Robin, Grey Heron, Magpie, Moorhen, Starling, Chaffinch, Mute Swan, Water Rail, Snipe, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Wren and Wigeon.  It was very wet, muddy and cold, but enjoyable, well they say birders must be slightly mad!!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

05/11/2010 Belvide Reservoir

Today we spent a wet afternoon at Belvide and saw-Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Starling, Greylag Geese, Pied Wagtail, Mallard, Pochard, Cormorant, Goldeneye, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Pheasant, Lapwing, Cormorant, Great-crested Grebe, Mandarin Duck, Common Scoter, Shovler, Teal, Redshank, Grey Heron, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Crow, Rook, Tawny Owl, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Wigeon, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Wood pigeon, Blackbird, Magpie.  Then the rain and visibility got worse so it was time for home.