Tuesday, 28 February 2012

27/02/2012 Croxall etc

The Group met at Croxall for a mornings birding we saw - Shellduck, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Mute Swan, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Oystercatcher, Teal, Mallard, Pochard, Wigeon, Coot, Little Egret, Canada Geese, Redshank, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Rook, Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Magpie, Skylark, Buzzard, Kestrel and Wood Pigeon. 

After the meeting a few of us went over to Whitemoor Haye where we saw -Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Stock Dove and 2 Little Owls.

Later on a walk around the Memorial Arboretum I added Ringed Plover, Little Grebe and Goldfinch.

Friday, 24 February 2012

23/02/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

It was lovely warm sunny 'springlike' day so I had to get out for a walk around the Raz I saw - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Redpoll, Bullfinch, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Teal, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Great spotted Woodpecker and Crow.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

20/02/2012 Belvide Reservoir

An afternoon's birding at Belvide produced the following - Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pheasant, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Robin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Willow Tit, Moorhen, Coot, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Mute Swan, Mallard, Goldeneye, Black-headed Gull, Scaup, Great crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Shovler, Gadwall, Canada Geese, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Wigeon, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Lesser black-backed Gull, Shellduck, Reed Bunting, Crow, Rook, Teal, Nuthatch, Curlew, Pintail, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Redwing, Fieldfare and Starling.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

19/02/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

On a late morning walk around the Reservoir today I saw - Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Black headed Gull, Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Wren, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Redwing, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit and Collared Dove.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

13/02/2012 'A damp cold day' on Cannock Chase

We all met up at Marquis Drive for a mornings birding and we saw -Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Dunnock, Magpie, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Robin, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Rook, Long-tailed Tit. Coal Tit, Buzzard, Kestrel and Jay.

Whilst having my lunch at Penkridge Bank CP  I added - Nuthatch and Raven to my list.
On the Chase Road I saw - Yellowhammer and Green Woodpecker.

On my way home we saw a field full of Redwing,  Fieldfare and Lapwing also Redlegged Partridge were in another field.


2012 work party dates Hatherton Reservoir

Sunday, 5 February 2012

This morning I went for a walk around my local patch, the weather wasn’t that good with the snow thawing and the fog, visibility was poor as you can see from photos!  I started at Hatherton and then went over to Redland Pool.

Hatherton Reservoir
Grey Heron 3, (I usually only see one) Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, 3 Lesser black-backed Gull were amongst the large flock of Black-headed Gulls, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Redwing, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Wren, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Crow, Goldcrest, Redpoll, Jay, Buzzard, Song Thrush I also heard a Green Woodpecker. 








Redland Pool

Bullfinch, Jay, Fieldfare, Blue Tit, Great tit, Robin, Blackbird, Starling, Magpie and Wood Pigeon


An update of my walks around Hatherton Reservoir last week.
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Buzzard, Crow, Rook, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan and Song Thrush.

Buzzard, Jay, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Mute Swan, Rook, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck and Grey Heron.