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. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

16/05/2016 Blithfield Reservoir & Cannock Chase

Blithfield Reservoir

Common Tern, Black Tern, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Tufted Duck, Great crested Grebe, Mallard, Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow, Grey Heron, Coot, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Egyptian Geese, Oystercatcher, Little ringed Plover, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Arctic Tern, Gadwall, Jackdaw, Shelduck, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Pheasant and Crow.

Cannock Chase

Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Treecreeper, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, Blackbird, Robin, Buzzard and a Garden Warbler could be heard.

May 2016 Cornwall holiday

Birds seen -Great Northern Diver, Fulmar, Gannet, Cormorant, Shag, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Mallard, Buzzard, Kestrel, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Curlew (heard), Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Guillemot,  Razorbill, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Swift, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Wheatear, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Cetti’s Warbler(heard), Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Woodchat Shrike, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet and Reed Bunting.
Also 4 Dolphins, 3 Grey Seals, 1 Deer

At the bottom is a list of where I saw the birds


A distant Gannet


Woodchat Shrike

A very distant Great northern Diver


Kennack Sands

Gannet, Whimbrel, Rock Pipit, House Sparrow, Stonechat, Robin, Dunnock, Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Swallow, Sand Martin, Herring Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull, Common Whitethroat, Shag, Cormorant, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Raven, Swallow, Great northern Diver and a Badger.

Lizard Point

Jackdaw, Lesser black backed Gull, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Crow, Magpie and 3 Grey Seals.

Marazion Marsh & beach

Dunnock, Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Stonechat, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Crow, Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Great Tit, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, Robin, Greylag Geese, Blue Tit, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Lesser black-backed Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling, Cetti’s Warbler was heard and the highlight was seeing a Woodchat Shrike.

Pentire Estate Helston 

Blue Tit, Blackcap, Mallard, Grey Heron, Lesser black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Crow, Rook, Robin, Dunnock, Great Tit, Mute Swan, Great crested Grebe, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Blackbird, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler were heard.

Lands End

Guillemot, Razorbill, Jackdaw, Linnet, Wren, Crow, Herring Gull, Lesser black-backed Gull and Great black-backed Gull. Thick fog made it impossible to see more than a few yards, so no chance of seeing any of the rarities reported!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

02/05/2016 Belvide Reservoir

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Common Tern, Reed Warbler, Tufted Duck, Coot, Canada Geese, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Great crested Grebe, Gadwall, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Shelduck, Crow, Pochard, Lesser black-backed Gull, Wren, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Chaffinch, Mallard, Black Swan, Black-headed Gull, Tree Sparrow, Willow Warbler, Teal, Dunnock, Rook, Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Magpie, Wood Pigeon and Coal Tit.  

Tree Sparrow