Tuesday, 29 May 2012

28/05/2012 Cannock Chase

I didn’t want to go too far today so I decided to go over to Cannock Chase I saw –Stonechat, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Crow, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Mallard, Pheasant, Long-tailed Tit, Yellowhammer, Robin, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon and Goldfinch.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Last night my mate and I went over to Cannock Chase to look for Nightjars, birds seen - Stonechat, Skylark, Linnet, Kestrel, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, House Martin, Swallow and great views of Nightjar and Woodcock.

26/05/2012 This weeks Update

Over the last few days I have been to the following places
Slimbridge WWT   birds seen -
Jackdaw, Shelduck, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Greylag Geese, Great black-backed Gull, Peregrine, Rook, Lapwing, Moorhen, Coot, Avocet, Common Cranes, Wood Pigeon, Canada Geese, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Oystercatcher, Stock Dove, Crow, Grey Heron, Blackbird, Robin, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Little Egret, Skylark, Swift, Swallow, Goldfinch, Greenshank, Common Tern, Little Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Wren, Buzzard, Starling, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Greenfinch.

Newport Wetland Centre Wales  birds seen -
Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Coot, Tufted Duck, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Curlew, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Crow, Rook, Swallow, Blue Tit, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Mute swan, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Blackbird, Swallow, Swift, House Martin, Pheasant, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, House Sparrow and the Cetti’s Warblers were very vocal but kept out of sight, until I was leaving then I had a cracking view of one.

Great Bustard Project Salisbury Plain  birds seen -
Great Bustard, Corn Bunting, Wheatear, Buzzard, Jackdaw, Mallard, Crow, Little Owl, Red-legged Partridge, Swallow and Stone Curlew.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

16/05/2012 Cannock Chase

With a couple of hours to spare this morning I went over to Cannock Chase to see what I could find the result was - Common Whitethroat, Linnet, Cuckoo, Skylark, Buzzard, Crow and Wood Pigeon.
Well at least it wasn't raining!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

14/05/2012 Whisby Nature Park Licolnshire

Whisby Nature Park
Black headed Gull, Swallow, Swift, House Martin, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Lesser Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon, Whitethroat, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Common Tern, Greylag Geese, Robin, Magpie, Oystercatcher, Cormorant, Great crested Grebe, Dunlin, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Buzzard, Lapwing, Pochard, Mallard, Pheasant, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Crow plus a probable Short Eared Owl (see photo) and not forgetting the bird we all came to seeThe Nightingale.

Distant view of an
 Owl flying over Lake

On the way home my mate and I called into Whitemoor Haye and saw Grey Partridge, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow and Song Thrush.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

08/05/2012 Belvide Reservoir

Jay, Great Tit, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Blackbird, Willow Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Reed Bunting, Mallard, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Coot, Common Tern, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Sedge Warbler, Dunnock, Wren, Swift, Robin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Crow, Redshank, Shelduck, Teal, Starling, Stock Dove, Rook, Dunlin, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Great spotted Woodpecker, House Martin, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch and Magpie.

07/05/2012 Blithfield Reservoir

Today my friend and I decided to go birding at Blithfield Reservoir.  As we approached the causeway the air was filled with low flying Swifts, Swallows and House Martins with a few Sand Martins thrown in for good measure!  Even non-birders had stopped to admire the spectacle.  It was an amazing sight.
As we walked around the reservoir we saw- Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great crested Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Black Swan, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Pintail, Mallard, Crow, Reed Bunting, Cormorant, Mistle Thrush, Lapwing, Wood Pigeon, Lesser black-backed Gull, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Greylag Geese, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Wren, Kestrel, Buzzard and Shelduck.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

05/05/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

As it was not raining I went for a walk around the Raz, I saw – Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Great Tit, Tree Creeper, Chaffinch, Long tailed Tit, Reed Bunting, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Canada Geese, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Dunnock, Willow Warbler, House Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard and Robin.  On the walk back home I also saw Greenfinch and Starling.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

02/05/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

A walk around the Raz today produced - Blue Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Wren, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Crow, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Magpie, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Canada Geese and Grey Heron. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

30/04/2012 Cannock Chase

We all met at Cannock Chase in search of Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers. I saw -Kestrel, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Pied Flycatcher, Robin, Chaffinch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren and Great Tit, I heard a Cuckoo.  A lucky few saw a Redstart. But not me!!

After Lunch I paid a brief visit to Wolseley Bridge SWT produced – Mistle Thrush, Goosander, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Chiffchaff and Blackbird.