Sunday, 30 September 2012

30/09/2012 At home

I was just giving the car a quick hoover out when I heard the call of a Raven, it flew low above the house for several minutes before flying off. It's not very often I see one fly over the house!

Monday, 24 September 2012

24/09/2012 Belvide Reservoir

A few hardy or should that be 'Mad' members of the bird group turned out for a mornings birding at a very wet Belvide, we saw - Mute Swan, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Coot, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Cormorant, Reed Warbler, Mallard, Pochard, Black-headed Gull, Canada Geese,  Crow, Moorhen, Pintail, Gadwall, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Pheasant, Robin, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Marsh Tit, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit and Wood Pigeon.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

22/09/2012 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Reservoir this afternoon I saw - House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Kingfisher and Jay. 
Its the work party 10am tomorrow morning, I hope to see some birds in between all the hard work! 

17/09/2012 An afternoons birding in Staffs

I know it's a bit late but here is my birding report for Monday afternoon.

The first visit was to Whitemoor Haye it was very quiet but I did see - Swallow, Tree Sparrow, Lapwing, Crow, Starling, Kestrel, Wood Pigeon and Magpie.

Then it was over to Blithfield, I only had time to visit the dam area and the causeway but saw - Grey Heron, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch, Lesser black-backed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, Mute Swan, Coot, Mallard, Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Starling, Swallow, Great crested Grebe, Wheatear and House Martin.

Then on the way home I made a brief stop at Cannock Chase and saw -Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Robin, Great Tit, Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie, Siskin, Wood Pigeon, Pheasant and Green Woodpecker.

Friday, 14 September 2012

This weeks Birding at Hatherton & Kingsbury

Hatherton Reservoir 09/09/2012
Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Magpie, Blackbird, Black headed Gull and Collared Dove. 

Kingsbury Water Park 10/09/2012
Canada Geese, Coot, Gadwall, Lesser black-backed Gull, Swallow, Tufted Duck, Mallard, House Martin, Little Egret, Teal, Wigeon, Snipe, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Great spotted Woodpecker, Great crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Stock Dove, Moorhen, Buzzard, Magpie, Little Grebe, Jay, Cormorant also a Muntjac Deer.

Hatherton Reservoir 11/09/2012
Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Tit, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch and Jay.


Monday, 3 September 2012

03/09/2012 Chasewater and Hatherton

I didn’t want to go far today so when my other half said he was going for a walk around Chasewater I decided to join him. It was fairly quiet bird wise, but not human wise! But I did see - Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Jay, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Black headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Tufted Duck, Crow, Great crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Goldfinch, Buzzard, Peregrine, Lapwing and I heard a Bullfinch.  I also saw a small Lizard and 2 Red Deer. The warm sunshine had also brought a few Butterflies and Dragonflies out such as Small White, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral also a Small red Damselfly.  

Hatherton Reservoir
In the afternoon I went for a short walk around the Reservoir and saw - Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Moorhen, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Reed Warbler, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Magpie,  I also heard Jay and Green Woodpecker.