Tuesday, 28 January 2014

27/01/2014 Belvide Reservoir & Cannock Chase


Today we all met up at Belvide for today’s birding, 
I saw - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Great crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Pochard, Gadwall, Scaup, Wren, Pheasant, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Lapwing, Shoveler, Wigeon, Long-tailed Tit, Teal, Canada Geese, Snipe, Buzzard, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Treecreeper, Robin, Moorhen, Blackbird, Magpie and a Tawny Owl roosting in an Ivy covered tree.

Hiding Owl

 Cannock Chase 

Later in the afternoon over on Cannock Chase I added to my days list - Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Yellowhammer, Fieldfare and Linnet.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

This week at Hatherton Reservoir


Great Tit, Blue Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Magpie, Sparrowhawk and Crow.

25/01/2014 In rain, hail, thunder and lightening!!

Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Buzzard, Crow and new for this winter 2male 1 female Goosander. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

20/01/2014 Branston Water Park

I thought today was going to be a waste of time with all the fog I drove through! but it was fairly clear at the water park. I saw - Canada Geese, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Great crested Grebe, Pochard, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Common Gull, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Crow, Mute Swan, Greylag Geese and Goldcrest. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

17/01/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

I went for a short walk around the Raz at lunchtime and saw-
Coot, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull, Moorhen,
10 Redwing, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wood Pigeon, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Magpie, Crow, Goldfinch, Redpoll and Siskin.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

15/01/14 Brownhills Engine Lane

I was checking the Bird sightings Blogs and saw that the Glossy Ibis was back so went off to try again and saw  3 Mistle thrushes, Magpie, 4 Teal, Crow, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Wood Pigeon and 3rd time lucky one Glossy Ibis.
One very poor photo of  the Glossy Ibis

14/01/2014 Brownhills Engine Lane

We decided to go to look for the glossy Ibis again at Brownhills and we saw- 2 Mistle Thrushes, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 1 pr Teal, Magpie, Long-tailed Tit, Robin and Red Deer. But no Glossy Ibis!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

13/01/2014 Whitemoor Haye & Chasewater

Whitemoor Haye

2 Little Owls, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Black-headed Gull, Starling, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Yellowhammer, Magpie, Pheasant, Grey Heron and Tufted Duck.


Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard, Lapwing, Cormorant, Starling and Pied Wagtail.

09/01/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

On a short walk around the Raz I only saw - Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Robin, Buzzard, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck and Black-headed Gull.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

06/01/2014 Belvide, Gailey & Cannock Chase


Goldeneye, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Blue Tit, Nuthatch, Redwing, Chaffinch, Robin, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Moorhen, Shoveler, 4 Scaup, Peregrine, Lapwing, Greylag Geese, Teal, Canada Geese, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Pochard, Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Tree Sparrow, Kestrel and Wood Pigeon. 


As we approached the Reservoir we were told we had just missed the Great white Egret.  But just as we got to the water we were treated to a flypast by the Great white Egret, also we saw the Great northern Diver and Little Grebe.

Cannock Chase

Over on the Chase I added Bullfinch, Magpie and Yellowhammer to the days list.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

02/01/2014 Blithfield & Cannock Chase


As the weather had improved I had a day out birding at Blithfield and saw-
Pied Wagtail, Mallard, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Teal, Wren, Blackbird, Crow, Goosander, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Buzzard, Mute Swan, Chaffinch, Canada Geese, Wood Pigeon, Rook, Nuthatch, Gadwall, Pheasant, Long-tailed Tit, Jackdaw, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Lapwing, Great black-backed Gull, Robin, Magpie, Redwing, Fieldfare, Moorhen, Dunnock, Grey Heron, Goldeneye, Lesser black-backed Gull and a Great Northern Diver.

Cannock Chase

Then it was over to Cannock Chase to look for the Great grey Shrike, but we had no luck! But did see- Great spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Magpie, Chaffinch, Robin and Long-tailed Tit.