Sunday, 22 November 2015

21/11/2015 Hatherton Reservoir



It was a cold but sunny early afternoons walk around the Raz I saw -
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Grey Heron, Robin, Magpie, Goldfinch, House Sparrow and Starling. 




Tuesday, 17 November 2015

16/11/2015 Croxall & Whitemoor Haye


  Croxall

Little Egret, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, Canada Geese, Fieldfare, Mute Swan, Crow, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Pochard, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Moorhen and Pheasant. 

 Whitemoor Haye

 Tufted Duck, Coot, Wigeon, Mallard, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Pochard, Great crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Magpie, Ruff, Crow, Rook, Wood Pigeon, Lesser black-backed Gull, Kestrel and a large flock of Starlings.

 Cannock Chase

 At a brief stop on the Chase Jay, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Magpie, Wood Pigeon and Brambling were seen.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

12/11/2015 Cannock Chase


Stonechat, Kestrel, Blackbird, Crow, Rook, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Wood Pigeon, Redwing, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Willow Tit, Magpie, Pheasant, Robin, Dunnock, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Jay, Jackdaw and Wren. But no sign of the Great Grey Shrike we had gone in search for!


 Stonechat & Reed Bunting

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

09/11/2015 Blithfield Reservoir

Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Shoveler, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Cormorant, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Crow, Shelduck, Lesser black-backed Gull, 28 Golden Plover, Dunlin, Great crested Grebe. Magpie, Starling, Meadow Pipit, Pheasant, Grey Heron, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon,  Blue Tit, Great Tit and Coal Tit.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

04/11/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Robin, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Starling & Teal, today one was near the shore having a good wash and preen.



Teal

Teal

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

12/10/2015 Belvide Reservoir


Today a few us spent the morning birding at Belvide, we saw-
Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Golden Plover, Little Grebe, Starling, 1 Wheatear, Pochard, Teal, Pied Wagtail, Pintail, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Robin, Crow, Rook, 1 female Scaup, Goldeneye, Tree Sparrow, Blackbird, Buzzard and Wood Pigeon.

Monday, 5 October 2015

04/10/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


4 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 4 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 7 Moorhen, 12 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 11 Black-headed Gull, 8 Coot, 3 Starling, 3 Crow, Chiffchaff, 2 Magpie, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Chiffchaff singing and at least 3 Goldcrests were among a large flock of Long-tailed Tits.  

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

28/09/2015 Ladywalk


 
Ladywalk

Cormorant, Grey Heron, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, Gadwall, Long-tailed Tit, Crow, Coal Tit, Mallard, Great spotted Woodpecker, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Teal, Wigeon, Crow, Snipe, Moorhen, Magpie, Greta crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird also Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler and Raven were heard. 
Little Grebe & Wigeon

Grey Heron


 
 Middleton
 
A few of us had our lunch here, after we only had time for a quick look at the feeders we saw – Blue Tit, Great Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Dunnock and Robin.   




Great spotted Woodpecker

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

22/09/2015 Blog Update


21/09/2015 
Blithfield Reservoir

Rook, Crow, Lapwing, Osprey, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Greylag Geese, Spotted Redshank, Teal, Canada Geese, Great black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Wigeon, Grey Heron, 4 Ruff, Coot, Moorhen, Swallow, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Wood Pigeon, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Ringed Plover, Dunlin. Linnet, Buzzard, House Martin, Mute Swan, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker and Pheasant.

Cannock Chase

Swallow, House Martin, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Goldcrest, Robin, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit plus a few Deer.  


 
14/09/2015
 Blithfield Reservoir

Great spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Mallard, Cormorant, Teal, Swallow, House Martin, Redshank, Crow, Lapwing, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Wigeon, Great crested Grebe, Magpie, Common Sandpiper, Starling, Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, Goldfinch, Barnacle Geese, Osprey and Mute Swan. 


 
07/09/2015
 Ham Wall & Shapwick Heath Nature Reserves

Gadwall, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Little Grebe, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, 6 Great white Egret, Little Egret, Raven, Wood Pigeon, Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, Knot, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, Mallard, Coot, Grey Heron, Teal, Little Stint, Long-tailed Tit, Common Sandpiper, Snipe and Cettis Warbler was heard.


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

31/08/2015 Blithfield Reservoir


Blithfield Reservoir

Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Ringed Plover, Teal, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Great black-backed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Snipe, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Little ringed Plover, Tufted Duck, Dunlin, Knot, Sanderling, Wood Pigeon, Moorhen, Crow, Rook, Barnacle Geese, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Great crested Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Common Crane, Magpie and Pheasant. 

 Later at Wolseley Bridge I saw a Kingfisher.

 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

24/08/2015 Cannock Chase & Blithfield Reservoir

Cadet huts area Cannock Chase

 Jay, Crow, Raven, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Hobby, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Magpie and Spotted Flycatcher.  

 Blithfield Reservoir

Lapwing, Swallow, 2 Little Stints, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Little ringed Plover, Pied Wagtail, Common Crane, Cormorant, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, House Martin, 2 Osprey, Swift, Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Yellow legged Gull, Wren, Little Egret, Greenshank, Chaffinch, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Teal, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Greenfinch, Crow, Rook and Magpie.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

17/08/2015 Blithfield Reservoir


Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, 1 Common Crane, Canada Geese, Barnacle Geese, Mallard, Greylag Geese, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Jackdaw, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, 5 Greenshank, Wood Pigeon, Teal, Coot, Moorhen, Crow, Rook, Yellow- legged Gull, Ruff, Great crested Grebe, Swallow, House, Martin, Tufted Duck, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Wren and Lapwing.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

20/07/2015 Blithfield Reservoir


Lapwing, Little ringed Plover, Redshank, Common Tern, Dunlin, Shelduck, Black-headed Gull, Greenshank, Cormorant, Lesser black-backed Gull, Canada Geese, House Martin, Greylag Geese, Mallard, Coot, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Black tailed Godwit, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Little Tern, Greta crested Grebe, Crow, Teal, Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull, Wood Pigeon, Mute Swan, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Chaffinch.

18/07/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


It was rather quiet around the reservoir today, I did see -3 Common Terns, Black-headed Gulls, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Coot, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Canada Goose, Lesser black-backed Gull, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Robin, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit and 1 kingfisher.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

13/07/2015 Red-footed Falcon, Stoke & Blithfield Reservoir


The first place we visited was Chatterley Whitfield in the hope of seeing the Red-footed Falcon.  After standing around in the rain along with other birders for what seemed hours the bird eventually made an appearance looking even wetter than the watching birders! 

Red-footed Falcon
 
  I also saw Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Robin and Pied Wagtail.  We decided not to wait around to se if the Black Redstart appeared and headed off for a coffee at Westport Lake. After coffee as there was a lull in the rain a short walk was had, I saw – Tufted duck, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Lesser black-backed Gull, Coot, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Great crested Grebe, Wood Pigeon, Greylag Geese, Moorhen, Blackbird, Swift, Swallow, House Martin and Herring Gull.   
  
Blithfield Reservoir 

Grey Heron, Great crested Grebe, Coot, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Mallard, Shelduck, Greenshank, Lapwing, Swallow, Swift, House Martin, Little ringed Plover, Redshank, Crow, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Common Tern, Barnacle Geese, Rook, Common Sandpiper, Jackdaw, Ringed Plover, Buzzard and Blue Tit.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

29/06/2015 Belvide Reservoir


Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Mute Swan, Mallard, Pochard, Coot, Great crested Grebe, cormorant, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Lapwing, Pied Wagtail, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Lesser black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Teal, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little ringed Plover, Buzzard, Magpie, Moorhen, Crow, I also heard Little Grebe and Song Thrush.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

15/06/2015 Upton Warren Nature Reserve


Black-headed Gull, Coot, Teal, Avocet, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Swallow, Blue Tit, Blackcap, House Martin, Wood Pigeon, Reed Bunting, Jay, Crow, Magpie, Blackbird, Stock Dove, Long-tailed Tit, Sedge Warbler, Goldfinch, Reed Warbler, Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, Common Tern, Robin, Cettis Warbler, Cormorant, Bullfinch, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Great Tit, Dunnock, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Grebe, Rook, Gadwall, Little ringed Plover, Grey Heron and Pied Wagtail.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

14/06/2015 Hatherton Reservoir & Redland Pool


 Hatherton Reservoir

Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Wren, Robin, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Crow, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Grey Wagtail and Great Tit. 

Redland Pool

Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Blue Tit, Crow, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Common Whitethroat, Blackbird, Wren, Coot, Canada Goose also Song Thrush and Great spotted Woodpecker were heard.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

08/06/2015 Attenborough Nature Reserve


Greenfinch, Common Whitethroat, Wren, Common Tern, Tufted Duck, Red crested Pochard, Pochard, Mallard, Canada Geese, Dunnock, Magpie, Crow, Great crested Grebe, Little Egret, Lapwing, Greylag Geese, Wood Pigeon, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swift, Mute Swan, Egyptian Geese, Magpie, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Grey Heron, Little ringed Plover, Gadwall, Shoveler, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Lesser black-backed Gull, Starling, Kestrel, Cormorant, Long-tailed Tit, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chaffinch, Linnet, Oystercatcher and great views of a Bittern.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

01/06/2015 Blithfield Reservoir & Cannock Chase


Blithfield
Pied Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Mallard, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Moorhen, Coot, Herring Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Blackcap, Robin, Chiffchaff, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Common Tern, Magpie, Crow, Rook and Wood Pigeon.

Cannock Chase
Spotted flycatcher, Coal tit, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Swift, House Martin, Swallow, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Rook, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pheasant, Dunnock, Yellowhammer and Jackdaw.

30/05/2015 Hatherton Reservoir & Redland Pool


Hatherton Reservoir

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Great spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Crow, Magpie, Robin and Willow Warbler. 

Redland Pool
 
Great crested Grebe, Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Song Thrush, Goldfinch and Chiffchaff.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

25/05/2015 Croxall Lakes & Wolseley Bridge SWT


Croxall Lakes

Oystercatcher, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Great crested Grebe, Coot, Mallard, Buzzard, Common Tern, Black-headed Gull, Goosander & chick, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, Grey Heron, Lesser black-backed Gull, Gadwall, Raven, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Pied Wagtail, Rook also Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Reed Warbler were heard.

 
Wolseley Bridge SWT

After lunch here I saw Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Kingfisher, Crow, Mallard, Mute Swan, Robin, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Coot, Moorhen, Jackdaw, Magpie, Bullfinch, Wren I also heard Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

17/05/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


Today's sightings -Starling, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Reed Warbler, Crow, Great spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Norfolk April


Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Bittern, Little Egret,    
Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Black Swan, Pink-footed Goose, 
Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Egyptian Goose, Shelduck,        
Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Garganey, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck,   
Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant,        
Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Dunlin,  
Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Curlew, Spotted Redshank,       
Redshank, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull,   
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kittiwake,      
Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Barn Owl,
Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin,
Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler,         
Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff,      
Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow,        
Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet and Reed Bunting.  

Bittern

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

20/04/2015 Cannock Chase


Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Crow, Magpie, Jay, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Blackcap, Goldfinch, Song Thrush, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Great spotted Woodpecker and 1 Redstart. 

Later elsewhere on the Chase I saw Kestrel, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Dunnock and Hobby. 

19/04/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


Great Tit, Magpie, Treecreeper, Wood Pigeon, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Blackcap, Robin, Chiffchaff, Canada Geese, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Mallard, Blackbird, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Chaffinch, Crow, Song Thrush and Black-headed Gull.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

13/04/2015 Belvide Reservoir


Belvide 
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Pheasant, Dunnock, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Goldeneye, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Cormorant, Black Swan, Velvet Scoter, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Reed Bunting, Tree Creeper, Common Sandpiper, Gadwall, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Warbler, Shoveler, Rook, Lapwing, Teal, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Mallard, Tree Sparrow, Little ringed Plover, Buzzard, Starling, Shelduck, Wigeon, Redstart, Black headed Gull, Goldfinch, Crow and Kestrel. 

 Later in the day on our drive home we saw this Male Ring Ouzel near Penkridge.
Digiscoped Male Ring Ouzel

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

30/03/2015 Blithfield Reservoir


Greylag Geese, Buzzard, Crow, Shelduck, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Robin, Dunnock, Cormorant, Lapwing, Lesser black-backed Gull, 2 Back Swans, Goosander, Goldeneye, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Crow, Lapwing, Great crested Grebe, Chaffinch, Wigeon, Oystercatcher, Teal, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Starling, Fieldfare, Stock Dove, Rook, Collared Dove, Moorhen and Grey Heron.   

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

23/03/2015 Hatherton Reservoir & Redland Pool


Hatherton Reservoir

Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Robin, Blackbird, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Crow, Canada Geese, Mute swan, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull and Sparrowhawk.


Redland Pool

Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, 1 Canada Goose, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Kestrel, Crow, Magpie, Great Tit, Wood Pigeon, Starling, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Wren and Blackbird.

20/03/2015 Slimbridge WWT


Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Coot, Moorhen, Little Egret, Avocet, Shelduck, Lapwing, Wood Pigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Mallard, Mute Swan, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Lesser black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Crane, Pintail, Oystercatcher, Greylag Geese, Wigeon, White fronted Geese, Herring Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Reed Bunting I also heard Cettis Warblers.    

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

16/03/2015 Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase

Just a short walk down from the Whitehouse CP I saw - Blue Tit, Great tit, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Bullfinch, Jay, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Crow, Magpie, Buzzard, Mallard, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Wren, Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Jackdaw and Skylark.


Wolseley Bridge SWT

Here I saw Magpie, Grey Wagtail, Crow, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Goosander and I had good views of a Kingfisher,  Typical! I had left my camera at home. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

23/02/2015 Belvide Reservoir


Blue Tit, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Pheasant, Robin, Little Egret, Mallard, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Canada Geese, Shoveler, Crow, Oystercatcher, Dunnock, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon, Moorhen, Long-tailed Tit, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Herring Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Rook and Lapwing.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

18/02/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


On a late morning walk around the Raz I saw- 2 Teal, Magpie, Mute Swan, 1 Drake Goosander, Canada Geese, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long tailed Tit, Robin, Buzzard, Crow, Wren, Starling, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Redwing, Chaffinch I heard a Song Thrush, and there was a small flock of Siskin feeding in the Alder trees near the car park

Monday, 16 February 2015

16/02/2015 Chasewater


On  a very wet and murky morning at Chasewater I did manage to see -
Great northern Diver, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin,  Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Magpie, and Long-tailed Tit.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

09/02/2015 Blithfield Reservoir


Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Teal, Mallard, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Goosander, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Crow, Dunnock, Buzzard, Coal Tit, Pheasant, Great spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Wren and Wood Pigeon.  
In the afternoon on Cannock Chase I saw 3 Brambling. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

02/02/2015 Cannock Chase


Cadet Huts
  
Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Magpie, Robin, 2 Ravens, Kestrel, Blackbird, Chaffinch, and Coal Tit.  

Penkridge bank & Freda's grave CP
 
Jackdaw, Jay, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Buzzard, Pheasant, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit and Willow Tit.

On the drive home Mistle Thrush, Redwing and Lapwing, were added to the days list.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

31/01/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


On today's walk around the Razz  I saw - Blackbird, Redwing, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Magpie, Goldfinch, Robin, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Crow, Moorhen, Coot, 11 Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, 2 Male Goosanders and 3 Cormorant flew over.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

26/01/2015 Belvide Reservoir & Cannock Chase


Belvide Reservoir

Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Wood Pigeon, Bullfinch, Pheasant, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Great spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Sparrowhawk, Dunnock, Robin, Buzzard, Coot, Goldeneye, Black-headed Gull, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Mallard, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Rook, Teal, Wigeon, Canada Geese, Tree Sparrow, Pochard, Shoveler, Reed Bunting, Lapwing, Coal Tit, Crow, Kingfisher, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit and 1 Scaup. 

 
Cannock Chase

Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Magpie, Willow Tit, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Pheasant, Crow and Kestrel.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

21/01/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


Redwing, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Robin, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit and Crow.

19/01/2015 Branston Water Park etc

Branston Water Park

Bullfinch, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Fieldfare, Water Rail, Mute Swan, Mallard, Robin, Blackbird, Wren, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Shoveler, Cormorant, Song Thrush, Magpie, Coot, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Canada Geese, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Crow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Wood Pigeon.

 Croxall 
On a lunch break overlooking the lake Canada Geese, Pochard, Teal, Goldeneye, Mallard, Greylag Geese, Magpie, Kestrel, Goosander, Dunnock and Robin was seen.

Whitemoor Haye

A drive along the lanes produced -Wigeon, Mallard, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, Buzzard, Dunnock, Robin, Crow, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, 1 Black Swan, amongst the Mute Swans and 1 Stoat.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

18/01/2015 Hatherton Reservoir


On today's walk around a very cold Raz I saw - House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Starling, Magpie, Crow, Great spotted Woodpecker,  I heard Green Woodpecker.  Further along the brook I saw Sparrowhawk.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

07/01/2014 Hednesford Park

Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Crow Wood Pigeon and Blackbird.