Thursday, 22 December 2016

19/12/2016 Belvide Reservoir

Shelduck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Lapwing, Pochard, Fieldfare, Great crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Wigeon, Grey Heron, Goldeneye, Canada Geese, Coal tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Tree Sparrow, Lesser black-backed Gull, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Robin, Gadwall, Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Blackbird, Teal, Shoveler, Crow, Wren, Cormorant and Redhead Smew.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

18/12/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Bullfinch, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Great Tit, Cormorant, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Wren, Wood Pigeon, Black-headed Gull, Crow and Collared Dove.

11/12/2016 Hatherton Reservoir & Walkmill Clay Pit

Hatherton Reservoir

Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Crow, Great Tit, Magpie, Wren, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Starling, Goldcrest, Song Thrush and Wood Pigeon.

Walkmill Clay Pit

Crow, Wood Pigeon, Coot, 20 Tufted Duck, Mallard, 1 Canada Goose, Magpie, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Stock Dove, Moorhen, Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, and 6 Meadow Pipits.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

05/12/16 Chasewater & Belvide


On a very cold misty morning at Chasewater I saw-
Red-breasted Merganser, Velvet Scoter, Great crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Goosander, Grey Heron, Magpie, Crow, Robin and Pied Wagtail.

Belvide Reservoir

After lunch it was off to Belvide in search of the Smew, birds seen-
Redhead Smew, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Pochard, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Lesser black backed Gull, Redwing, Fieldfare, Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Robin, Pheasant, Wren, Buzzard, Magpie, Rook and Canada Geese. 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

28/11/16 Hatherton Reservoir

Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Great crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Robin, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon and Magpie.

Hatherton Reservoir 27/11/16

Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Great crested Grebe (photos),Wood Pigeon, Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Magpie, Great spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard and Blackbird.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

19/11/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

On a very chilly mornings walk around the Raz I saw - Blackbird, Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Kingfisher, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch, Robin, Crow, Buzzard, Magpie, Jay and 1 female Shoveler. I also Heard a Great spotted Woodpecker. 


Sunday, 6 November 2016

05/11/2016 & 30/10/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Hatherton Reservoir 30/10/2016

Great Tit, Dunnock, Mallard, Moorhen, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Cetti’s Warbler, Mute Swan, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Tufted Duck, Crow, Robin, 2 Buzzards, Wren, Starling, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit flock with a few Goldcrest with them.

Hatherton Reservoir 05/11/2016
House Sparrow, Blackbird, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Long-tailed Tit flock again with a few Goldcrests, Crow, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Mallard, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Great Tit, Magpie, 3 Mistle Thrush, Robin and Blue Tit.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

31/10/2016 Belvide Reservoir & Blithfield Reservoir

Belvide Reservoir 

Black-necked Grebe, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Pheasant, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Goldeneye, Pochard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Little Stint, Canada Geese, Lapwing, Teal, Cormorant, Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, Crow, Grey Heron, Golden Plover, Blue Tit, Wren, Wigeon, Purple Sandpiper, Buzzard, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Mute Swan, Crow, Rook & Moorhen.

Blithfield Reservoir

Greylag Geese, Lapwing, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Wood Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Snipe, Dunlin, Golden Plover, Teal, Shoveler, Great crested Grebe, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Crow, Starling, Pochard, Herring gull, Pied Wagtail, Pheasant, Rook, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Magpie, Blue Tit, Dunnock and Nuthatch. 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

29/10/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

On an early morning walk around the Raz I saw - Cetti’s Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Robin, Herring Gull, Great Tit, Blackbird, Grey Heron, Magpie, Blue Tit, Wren, Goldcrest and Collared Dove.

27/10/2016 Blithfield Reservoir

Blithfield Reservoir 
Great Tit, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Common Sandpiper, Rock Pipit, Mallard, Wigeon, Canada Geese, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Golden Plover, Pochard, Teal, Shelduck, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Greylag Geese, Shoveler, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Robin, Crow, Cormorant, Magpie, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Coot, Starling, Snipe, Rook, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Dunlin, Herring Gull, Great spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Great black-backed Gull, Robin, Tree Sparrow and Wood Pigeon. 

Cannock Chase

On Cannock Chase I added Blue Tit, Dunnock, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Jay, Blackbird, Pheasant and Buzzard.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

24/10/2016 Belvide Reservoir

Black-necked Grebe, Great black-backed Gull, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Coot, Moorhen, Great Tit, Scaup, Lapwing, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Snipe, Pochard, Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Egyptian Goose, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Common Gull, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Crow, Grey Heron, Pintail, Kingfisher, Golden Plover, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Fieldfare, Wren, Robin, Lesser black-backed Gull, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Mute swan, Great spotted Woodpecker, Little Egret, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Jay, Buzzard and Chaffinch. 


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

10/10/2016 Blithfield Reservoir

Great white Egret, Egyptian Geese, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Teal, Mallard, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Crow, Shoveler, Wigeon, Greylag Geese, Barnacle Geese, Rook, Jackdaw, Grey Heron, Snipe, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Great black-backed Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Wood Sandpiper, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Dunlin, Great crested Grebe, Ringed Plover and Meadow Pipit.  

03/10/2016 Carsington Water Park

Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Great crested Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, Lapwing, Crow, Lesser black-backed Gull, Teal, Caspian Gull, Black-headed Gull, Robin, Pheasant, Wigeon, Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, Pochard, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, Raven, Little Grebe, Great spotted Woodpecker, Starling, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, Gadwall, Wood Pigeon and Kestrel.   



02/10/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Black-headed Gull, Teal, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Cetti’s Warbler, Crow, Sparrowhawk, oh and a Turkey!    




 Although there has been some discussion on whether it is a Turkey or a Peahen.  However most think it’s a Turkey.   

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

26/09/2016 Belvide Reservoir

On a wet morning at Belvide I saw.
Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Gadwall, Mallard, Grey Heron, Crow, Shoveler, Wigeon, Herring Gull, Swallow, House Martin, Reed Warbler, Lesser black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Pheasant, Moorhen, Pochard, Mute Swan, Wood Pigeon, Nuthatch, Snipe, Teal, Pintail, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Rook, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Greenfinch, Magpie, Starling, Black-necked Grebe and Great white Egret. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

12/09/2016 Cannock Chase & Belvide Reservoir

Cannock Chase

Buzzard, Jay, Crow, Chaffinch, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Siskin, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Redpoll, Wood Pigeon, Cormorant, Raven, Blackbird, Robin, Swallow, House Martin and Magpie.

Green Woodpecker

Belvide Reservoir

Tufted duck, Sparrowhawk, Mallard, Coot, Great crested Grebe, Gadwall, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Cormorant, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan, Crow, Greylag Geese, Pochard, Moorhen, House Martin, Black-necked Grebe, Grey Heron, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Kingfisher, Wigeon, Tree Sparrow, Little Grebe, Teal, Canada Geese, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Pheasant, Lapwing, Nuthatch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Curlew, Buzzard and Shoveler. 

Black-necked Grebe

Comma Butterfly

Friday, 9 September 2016

08/09/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Long-tailed Tit. Treecreeper, Blackbird, Magpie. Green Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 2 Teal, Jay, Bullfinch and Crow.  
At last the Grey Wagtail stood still long enough for me to take some photos.

Grey Wagtail

Young Tufted Ducks preening

Grey Wagtail

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

05/09/2016 Blithfield Reservoir

Great crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Mallard, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Mute Swan, Crow, Teal, Lesser black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Greenshank, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wood Pigeon, Lapwing, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Geese, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Wren, Swallow, House Martin, Buzzard, Greylag Geese, Spotted Redshank, Ringed Plover, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Little Egret, Goldfinch, Rook and heard a Great spotted Woodpecker.  

04/09/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Crow, Magpie and Goldfinch.

29/08/16 Blithfield Reservoir

Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Nuthatch, Osprey, Spotted Redshank, Great crested Grebe, Teal, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Mallard, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Kingfisher, Lesser black-backed Gull, Tufted Duck, Barnacle Geese, Little Egret, Coot, Moorhen, Black-necked Grebe, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull, Egyptian Geese, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Crow, Magpie, Greylag Geese and Goosander.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

15/08/2016 Blithfield Reservoir

Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Swallow, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Barnacle Geese, Common Sandpiper, Osprey, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Common Tern, Buzzard, Tufted Duck, Starling, Coot, Magpie, Jackdaw, Herring Gull, Little Egret, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Lesser black-backed Gull, Redshank, Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, Egyptian Geese, Ringed Plover, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Rook. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

25/07/2016 Middleton Lakes

Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Coal Tit, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Little Egret, Crow, Swallow, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Tufted Duck, Coot, Common Tern, Great-crested Grebe, Snipe, Moorhen, Lapwing, Teal, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Goosander, Shoveler, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Redshank, Grey Heron, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, Lesser black-backed Gull, Magpie, Mallard, Reed Warbler, Buzzard, Oystercatcher. Heard were Chiffchaff & Great spotted Woodpecker.

24/07/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

On a short walk around the Reservoir today I only saw- Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Crow, Grey Wagtail, Song thrush, Blackbird, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck with young, Robin, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Reed Warbler and Canada Geese.

I have been unable to visit the Reservoir for most of June & July so if anyone has any sightings could you please email them to me thanks.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

20/06/2016 Attenborough Nature Reserve

Birds seen and heard at Attenborough today were-
Black-headed Gull, Red crested Pochard, Common Tern, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Greylag Geese, Gadwall, Great crested Grebe, Swift, Cetti’s Warbler, Little ringed Plover, Kestrel, Dunnock, Blackbird, Egyptian Geese, Lesser black backed Gull, Goldfinch, Wren, Song Thrush, Sand Martin, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Crow, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Cormorant, Mediterranean Gull, Canada Geese, Magpie and Swallow.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

16/06/16 Hatherton Reservoir

Birds seen & heard today were -
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker, Cetti’s Warbler, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Blackbird, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Tufted Duck, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Kestrel, Wren, Garden Warbler and Black-headed Gull.

09/06/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Cetti’s Warbler, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird and Green Woodpecker.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Hatherton Reservoir work party

This Sunday's work party has been cancelled.

06/06/2016 Cannock Chase

Today on various ares of the Chase I heard or saw - Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Raven, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Redstart, Wren, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Magpie, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Crow, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Warbler, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Jay, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Coal Tit and Great Tit.

05/06/2016 Hatherton Reservoir 5/6/16

Birds seen or heard today at Hatherton - Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Robin, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Reed Warbler, Magpie, Chaffinch, Great crested Grebe, Moorhen, Blackbird and Grey Wagtail.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

30/05/2016 Belvide Reservoir

Birds seen were – Swift, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler, Red Kite, 2 Turnstones, Little ringed Plover, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Blackcap, 1 Black Swan, Common Tern, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Shelduck, Pochard, Oystercatcher, Shoveler, Great crested Grebe, Canada Geese, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Pheasant, Robin, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Lesser black-backed Gull, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Chaffinch and Wren. 


28/05/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Grey Wagtail, Moorhen, Wren, Reed Warbler, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gull, Robin, Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Great Tit, Blackbird, Crow, Magpie, Blue Tit, Jay, 2 Great crested Grebe, Great spotted Woodpecker and Buzzard.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

23/05/2016 Cromford & Carsington Water Derbyshire


Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Jay, Jackdaw, Crow, Blackcap, Mallard, Chaffinch, Magpie and Blackbird.

Carsington Water 

Great crested Grebe, Cormorant, Coot, Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Black-headed Gull, Canada Geese, Mallard, Grey Heron, Great Tit, Spotted Flycatcher, Pheasant, Mute Swan, Snow Goose, Barnacle geese, Lesser black-backed Gull, Redshank, Swift, Swallow, Common Whitethroat, House Sparrow, Robin, Blackbird, Crow, Magpie, Pied Wagtail and Lapwing. 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

22/05/2016 Hatherton Reservoir

Birds seen & heard today - Sparrowhawk, Blackbird, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Cetti’s Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Magpie, Blackcap, Canada Geese, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Willow Warbler, Robin, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Crow, Common Tern, Dunnock, Wren, Common Whitethroat, Chaffinch and Wood Pigeon.