Sunday, 30 March 2014

29/03/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

I had a pleasant walk around the Razz this afternoon and I saw - 
2 Buzzards, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Crow, 2 Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Wren, Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, I saw 2 Goldcrests but heard several calling.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

22/03/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Raz this morning there were - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Coot, Mallard, Moorhen, 2 Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, Buzzard, Mute Swan, Greenfinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Wood Pecker, Crow, House Sparrow, Robin and a few Chiffchaffs were calling.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

17/03/2014 Belvide Reservoir

Today I spent the day at Belvide in the hope of seeing some new birds I saw -
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Nuthatch, Wren, Goldeneye, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Scaup, Canada Geese, Mallard, Moorhen, Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Robin, Gadwall, Redwing, Blackbird, Lapwing, Wigeon, Cormorant, Snipe, Chaffinch, Pochard, Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Herring Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Dunnock, Teal, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Chiffchaff, Great spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Mediterranean Gull,  and 1 Velvet Scoter.  One year tick and one life tick made the day a very happy one. 

Great spotted Woodpecker

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

10/03/2014 Cannock Chase

Cadet Huts

Buzzard, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldcrest, Robin, Crow, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Redpoll, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Magpie, Rook and a Raven was heard.

Freda’s Grave

Here I added Bullfinch and Yellowhammer.
Wolseley Bridge

Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Mallard, Moorhen Coot, Robin, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Black-headed Gull and the bird I really wanted to see a Kingfisher.

Late afternoon there was time for another look around the Cadet Huts area here I added Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Redwing and Jay to the days list.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

03/03/2014 Attenborough Nature Reserve

Today at Attenborough I saw - Red-crested Pochard, Egyptian Geese, Common Gull, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Snipe, Goosander, Teal, Magpie, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Herring Gull, Pochard, Goldeneye, Great crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Wood Pigeon, Shoveler, Reed Bunting, Cormorant, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Crow, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Rook, Great Tit and Cetti’s Warbler were heard.

Red-crested Pochard

Sunday, 2 March 2014

01/03/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Crow, Blackbird, Robin, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Magpie, Wood Pigeon and 6 Canada Geese on the small pool being harassed by a Mute Swan.