Saturday, 12 January 2013

12/01/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Raz today I saw - Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Magpie I also heard a Green Woodpecker.  I managed to get a reasonable shot of one of the Robins. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

09/01/2013 Belvide Reservoir

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Brambling, Pheasant, Blackbird, Jay, Lesser black-backed Gull, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Mallard, Goldeneye, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Tufted Duck, Lapwing, Wren, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Wigeon, Moorhen, Reed Bunting, Crow, Willow Tit, Gadwall, Teal, Long-tailed Tit, Black-headed Gull, Pochard, Herring Gull, Song Thrush, Redwing, Rook and I also heard a Water Rail.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

06/01/2013 Hatherton and Redland

Another mild day so I had a walk around the Raz in the hope of adding some birds to my 2013 list. I saw -
Blackbird, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, nothing new yet but a walk over on Redland Pool  produced Buzzard and a Kingfisher the latter new for 2013 and walking back via the Raz Song Thrush and Redpoll. were two more to add.

05/01/2013 Cannock Chase and Blithfield

 As it was a nice day my mate and I went birding, our first stop was at Upper Longdon where we saw - a Raven and the Great grey Shrike.

Then it was on to Blithfield where we saw -
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Pheasant, Crow, Tufted Duck, Great-crested Grebe, Wigeon, Mallard, Goldeneye, 1 Pintail, Coot, Moorhen, Lapwing, Pochard, Shoveler, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Teal, Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Mute Swan, Raven, Wood Pigeon, Magpie also a Tawny Owl was calling.

On the way home we made a short stop at  Cannock Chase and saw - Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Robin, Magpie, Dunnock, Greenfinch and Blackbird.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

01/01/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

At last a dry sunny day!! so I went for a walk around the Raz and saw - Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Bullfinch, Collared Dove, Crow, Rook, Magpie, 100+Black-headed Gulls, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan and Little Grebe.

01/01/2013 Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year with good friends, good times and good birds.