Friday, 27 July 2012

26/07/2012 Blithfield Reservoir

Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Crow, Lapwing, Coot, Common Tern, Mallard, Wood Pigeon, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Wren, Buzzard, Long tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Little Egret, Swallow, Magpie, Lesser black-backed Gull. On our way home a small flock of Black-tailed Godwits flew over the Causeway. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

23/07/2012 Tittesworth Water and Moors

Coot, Cormorant, Mallard, Reed Bunting, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Wren, Spotted Flycatcher, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, House Martin, Canada Geese, Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon and we heard Blackcap.


After lunch we had a short drive onto the Moors where we saw Red Grouse, Raven, Curlew, Kestrel, Wheatear and Stonechat. 

Monday, 16 July 2012

15/07/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

Wow a dry day! so I took advantage of the weather and went a walk around the Raz, I saw -
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Sparrowhawk, Great spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Great crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, I also heard Chiffchaff , Bullfinch and saw a lot of Six-spot Burnet moths. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

04/07/2012 My local Patch

I decided to risk the weather and go for a walk around ,my local patch, at  Hatherton Reservoir I saw -
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Mute Swan, Coot, Mallard, Reed Warbler, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Wren, Chiffchaff, Crow, Song Thrush and Blackcap.

Then I walked over to Redland Pool which was very quiet, but I did see -
Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Blackbird, Swift, Wood Pigeon, Coot and Mute Swan.
I managed to get back home just before another heavy rain shower arrived!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

02/07/2012 Blithfield in the rain

The weather was awful but as I was on my back from the bird food farm I decided to go via Blithfield and spend a bit of time there, I got in the hide It was very quiet bird wise and I saw, well not a lot!! But there were 8 Common Tern just in front of the hide, also present were Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Mallard, Swallow, Swift.  I’d had enough of sitting in the hide listening to rain bouncing of the roof, so I headed back to the car I had a quick look at the feeders, Blue Tit, Great Tit, and a Great spotted Woodpecker were all I could see. A very disapointing day weather and bird wise.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

28/06/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

There was not much on TV apart from football!! So an evening’s walk around the Raz was in order, birds seen - Mute Swan, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Swift, Magpie, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Great Tit, Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk. It was very quiet bird wise maybe they were all watching the match!!!