Tuesday, 18 February 2014

17/02/2014 Cromford & Carsington Water


This morning we all met at Cromford in search of Dipper and Hawfinch, I saw - 
Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Jackdaw, Crow, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Mallard, Moorhen, Grey Wagtail, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird and after the meeting had finished my mate and I saw 1 Hawfinch, Thanks to a fellow birder who drew our attention to it!

Carsington Water

In the afternoon I went over to Carsington and saw-
Pochard, Tufted Duck, Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Jackdaw, Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Goldeneye, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Pheasant, Snipe, Long-tailed Tit, Tree Sparrow, Gadwall, Starling, Wren, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Blue Tit and Buzzard.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

13/02/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

I had a late morning walk around the Razz today and saw - Redwing, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Robin, 1 Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, 3 Goosander, Tufted duck, Black-headed Gull, Siskin, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Chaffinch, Magpie and House Sparrow.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

10/02/2014 Croxall

This morning some of the group met at Croxall for a mornings birding I saw
Oystercatcher, Teal, Mallard, Canada Goose, Pochard, 10 Redshank, Lapwing, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Robin, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coot, Cormorant, Blackbird, Magpie, Blue Tit, Crow and Mute Swan. 

After the meeting as I was driving past Wolseley Bridge I saw a Little Egret.

Cannock Chase
Then it was time for a late lunch I sat in the car eating my butties at Freda’s Grave doing some lazy bird watching and saw - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Magpie, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Robin, Yellowhammer, Wood Pigeon and Pheasant.  As the rain showed no sign of stopping I headed home. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

2013 Year List Hatherton Reservoir

Little Grebe, Great crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Common Sandpiper, Black headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Tern, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Reed warbler, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. Total 67.

03/02/2014 Cannock Chase

Cadet Huts

This morning we all went in search of the Great grey Shrike but we had no luck but I did see -
Raven, Jay, Brambling, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Robin, Goldfinch, Redpoll, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Magpie and Wood Pigeon.

After lunch at Marquis Drive I added a Treecreeper.

Over at Wolseley Bridge SWT  I saw Goosander and Barnacle Goose.

And finally at Freda’s Grave Grave  I added Jackdaw, Bullfinch, Pheasant and Buzzard.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

02/02/2014 Hatherton Reservoir & Redland Pool

Hatherton Reservoir

Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Robin, Coal Tit, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Grey Wagtail, Jay, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Crow, Wren and House Sparrow.

Redland Pool

Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Buzzards, Jay, Wood Pigeon, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Magpie, Blue Tit, Grey Heron and 1 Canada Goose.