Friday, 22 April 2011

20/04/2011 Hatherton Reservoir

A walk around the Reservoir produced - Blackbird, Robin, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Warbler, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Coot, Moorhen, I also heard Common Whitethroat and Green Woodpecker.  There were quite a few Orange tipped and Speckled wood Butterflies about too.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

18/04/2011 Chasewater

The group met up at Chasewater this morning and we saw - Lapwing, Mute Swan, Mallard, Crow, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Shovler, Lesser black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Little Gull, Great-crested Grebe, Ringed Plover, Little ringed Plover, Skylark, Wood Pigeon, Whinchat, Canada Geese, Linnet, Tufted Duck, House Martin, Cormorant, Sand Martin, Goldfinch we also heard Yellow Wagtail and Willow Warbler. We also saw a lot of Orange tipped butterflies.

After the meeting I went over to the Cadet Huts on Cannock Chase in search of the Great grey Shrike and Wryneck that had been seen, well I had no luck with those two!! But I did see – Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, Magpie, Great Tit, Robin, Blue Tit, Buzzard, I also heard Raven, Cuckoo, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Over at Marquis drive I added Pied Wagtail to my list. Also at Freda’s grave I added Chaffinch, Dunnock and Long-tailed Tit.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

15/04/2011 My Local Patch

This afternoon I went for a walk around my local patch at Hatherton Reservoir I saw Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Crow, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great–spotted Woodpecker Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Great–crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, I also heard Green Woodpecker and Coal Tit.

At Redland Pool I saw Great-crested Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot, Common Whitethroat, Robin, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, 2 Buzzards I also heard Chiffchaff and Dunnock.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

12/04/2011 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the reservoir today I saw- Blackbird, Sparrowhawk, House Sparrow, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Song Thrush, Jay, Buzzard, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron and Mallard.

11/04/2011 Cannock Chase

Today the group met up at Seven Springs, Cannock Chase we saw -Chaffinch, Raven, Buzzard, Crow, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Linnet, Treecreeper, Great Tit, Magpie, Blackbird, we also heard Pheasant, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler. On my way to Seven Springs I stopped briefly at the Cadet Huts and I heard a Cuckoo, my first this year.

After the meeting I went over to Wolseley Bridge SWT there I saw- Robin, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Mallard, Canada Geese, Coot, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Coal Tit and Pheasant then the rain arrived!

At Freda’s Grave I saw - Nuthatch, Robin, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Mallard, Blackbird, Great Tit and Yellowhammer.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

April 2011 Norfolk

Last week me and my other half spent a few days in Norfolk we visited Titchwell, Snettisham and Cley Reserves and these are the birds I saw-
Fulmar, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Pink-footed Geese, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Barnacle Geese, Brent Geese, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Garganey, Shovler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter, Goldeneye, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ruff, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar tailed Godwit, Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Turnstone, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Wheatear, Blackbird, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Lapland Bunting and Reed Bunting.  total 85. I did attempt some digiscoping without much success.  Here are a few, but they are pretty rubbish!!!


Marsh Harrier

Avocet and Godwits

Black-talied Godwit