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.