Tuesday, 29 November 2011

28/11/2011 Cannock Chase

We all met at the Cadet Huts for a mornings birding we saw - Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Crow, Reed Bunting, Robin, Blackbird, Buzzard, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and a flock of 11 Crossbills. Plus a couple of the group had a brief view of the Great grey Shrike.

A few of us went over to Marquis Drive and saw – Robin, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Greenfinch, Rook, Long-tailed Tit.

Later in the day on other parts of the Chase I added - Jay, Fieldfare, Redwing, Lesser Redpoll and Willow Tit to my days list.

Monday, 21 November 2011

21/11/2011 Local Patch

This morning I went for a walk around my local patch, at Hatherton Reservoir I saw
Mallard, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot, Crow, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, House Sparrow, Robin, Great Tit, Magpie, Great Tit, Black-headed Gull and Great spotted Woodpecker.

Over at Redland Pool I saw –
Kingfisher, Blackbird, Crow, Rook, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Redwing, Goldfinch, Mallard, Coot, Magpie and Wood Pigeon.  Not a lot but it is always nice to see a Kingfisher.

Monday, 14 November 2011

14/11/11 Cannock Chase

Today I went to Cannock Chase, the first place I visited was the old shooting buts I saw - Great Grey Shrike, 12 Crossbills, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, 4 Reed Bunting, Fieldfare, Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Bullfinch, and a few Bramblings amongst a Chaffinch flock around the Car Park.

Then I went to Wolseley Bridge SWT and saw – Mallard, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Robin, Redwing, Blackbird, Pheasant, Rook, Fieldfare, Crow, and Magpie.

Driving Back over Cannock Chase I also saw - Yellowhammer, Nuthatch, Coal Tit and Dunnock.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

07/11/2011 Belvide Reservoir

This morning on a very cold damp day at Belvide my mate and I saw - Blue Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Mallard, Moorhen, Teal, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Canada Geese, Wood Pigeon, Pied wagtail, Black-headed Gull, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Lesser black-backed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Pheasant, Coot, Willow Tit, Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow, Sparrowhawk, Robin, Blackcap, Greylag Geese, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Goosander, Redwing, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Crow, Rook and Magpie.  

Later in the day on  a damp Cannock Chase we saw – Robin, Magpie, Stonechat, Bullfinch, and Fieldfare.