Tuesday, 26 August 2014

25/08/2014 Blithfield Reservoir

A few of us met at Blithfield on a very wet bank holiday for a mornings birding I saw -
Grey Heron, Cormorant, Greylag Geese, Common Tern, Swallow, House Martin, Mallard, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Mute Swan, Lesser black-backed Gull, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Crow, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Ruff, Egyptian Geese, Yellow Wagtail, Coot, Teal, Dunlin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Robin, Magpie, Oystercatcher, Tufted duck, Sand Martin Goldfinch and through the rain we could just about see 1 Osprey sitting in his favourite tree.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

23/08/2014 Hatherton Reservoir

On an early morning walk today I saw -Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Bullfinch, Magpie, Robin, Cormorant, Wren, Crow, Blackbird, there was a mixed flock of Long-tailed Tits, Willow Warblers and Blue Tits, I also saw a Kingfisher catch a fish and perch on a branch, sadly too far away for a photo! Further along the brook I saw a Grey Wagtail.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

20/08/2014 Hatherton Reservoir and Redland Pool

Hatherton Reservoir 

Magpie, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Bullfinch, Robin, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Buzzard, Dunnock and Wren.

Redland Pool

Magpie, Robin, Grey Heron, 1 Canada Goose, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Goldcrest, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher.

Grey Heron at Redland Pool 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

11/08/2014 Doxey Marsh & Blithfield Reservoir

Doxey Marsh

Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Swift, House Martin, Lapwing, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Swallow, Black-headed Gull, Crow, Cormorant, Magpie, Starling, Grey Heron, Reed Warbler, Lesser black-backed Gull, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch and Kingfisher.

Kingfisher at Doxey


Little Egret, Little Owl, Tufted Duck, Lesser black-backed Gull, Ruddy Shelduck, Mute Swan, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Barnacle Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Common Tern, Great crested Grebe, Cormorant, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Magpie, Rook, Crow, Ringed Plover, Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Wood Pigeon, Ruff, House Martin, Buzzard, Swallow, Little ringed Plover, Pheasant, Stock Dove and Hobby.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

07/08/2104 Hatherton Reservoir

Reed Warbler, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Great Tit, Crow, Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, Robin, Blue Tit, Wren, Kestrel, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon and Blackbird. It's been rather quiet bird wise but there are plenty of Butterflies and Dragonflies including - Small blue, Speckled wood, Gatekeeper Butterflies and Banded Demoiselles as well many larger Dragonflies.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

04/08/2014 Belvide Reservoir

Today at Belvide I saw - Blue Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Tree Sparrow, Reed Warbler, Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Coot, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Crow, Common Tern, Nuthatch, Moorhen, Redshank, Mallard, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Starling, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Swallow, House Martin, Common Whitethroat, Little Grebe, Rook, Dunnock, Robin, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Red-crested Pochard, Magpie, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler and Blackbird.