Wednesday, December 31, 2008

31st Dec

Warkwickshire

Draycote Water
Great Northern Diver x 4
Red-throated Diver
Smew drake
Red-necked Grebe
Shag x 2
Waxwing x 5 (Birdguides)
Pintail (R.Mays)

Lea Marston & Coton Lakes
Iceland Gull, adult in the roost

Dosthill Lake
Caspian Gull, adult

Ryton on Dunsmore
Waxwing x 1 (St. Leonards Walk) (Birdguides)

Rugby
Waxwing x 12 (Addison Rd/May Lane) (R.Mays)

Staffordshire

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 16 (Penkridge Bank)(Birdguides)

Chasewater
Waxwing x 80 (Hednesford Road/Albutts Road) (Birdguides)

West Midlands

Walsall
Waxwing x 2 (Caldmore/Highgate border)(Birdguides)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

30th Dec

Warwickshire

Brandon Marsh
Waxwing x 1
No sign of yesterdays SE Owl (Dog)

Draycote Water
Red-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver x 4
Red-necked Grebe
Smew drake
Shag juv
Mediterranean Gull 1st winter in roost (Birdguides)

Hartshill
Jack Snipe on river Anker this morning (J.Harris)

Mancetter Quarry
Common Redpoll x 2
Lesser Redpoll x 8 (J.Harris)

West Midlands

Wolverhampton
Waxwing x 2 (Old Lane, Wightwick) (Birdguides)
Waxwing x 22 (off North Road behind Asda) (Birdguides)

Aldridge
Waxwing x 20 (Stonnall Road) (Birdguides)

Staffordshire

Chasewater
Smew drake
Waxwing x 74
Mediterranean Gull (Birdguides)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan x 2 (Birdguides)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch (Coppice Hill feeding station)(Birdguides)

Cotes Heath
Iceland Gull juv x 2
Yellow-legged Gull x 2 (Birdguides)

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin Duck x 14
Goosander x 16 (Birdguies)

Brewood
Waxwing x 16 (Shutt Green Lane) (Birdguides)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dec 29th

Warwickshire

Draycote
Smew drake
Great Northern Diver
Shag juv
Yellow-legged Gull (Birdguides)

Lea Marston & Coton Lakes
Scaup x 4
Iceland Gull adult from the hide this evening
Yellow-legged Gull x 3
Little Egret
PochardXFerruginous Duck hybrid (female) (J.Oates)

Rugby (Addison Road)
Waxing x 4 (K.Groocock) 10am
Waxwing c.10 flyover late evening (P.Hodges)

Staffordshire

Chasewater
Caspian Gull probable 3rd-winter in the roost
Mediterranean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Smew drake (Birdguides)

Cannock Chase (Coppice Hill Feeding Station)
Northern Bullfinch, possible male yesterday
Hawfinch (Birdguides)

Shutt Green Lane
Waxwing x 8 (Birdguides)

Cop Mere
Iceland Gull juv. x 2 (Birdguides)

Westport Lake
Yellow-legged Gull 4th winter (Birdguides)

West Midlands

Wolverhampton
Waxwing x 14 (off North Road behind Asda) (Birdguides)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dec 28th.


Red-throated Diver Draycote.........Photo by John Judge




Waxwing Belvide..........Photo by S Seal.




Warwickshire
Draycote Water
Red Necked Grebe
Red-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver x3
Smew drake
Shag juv (Birdguides).

Rugby.
Waxwings x8 addison Rd.

Hams Hall
Cetti's warbler
Chiffchaff x5
Green Sandpiper (J.Harris)

Ladywalk NR (Permit Only)
Little Egret
Goosander x3 (J.Harris)

Coton Lakes
Caspian Gull 3rd winter in roost (Birdguides)

Willoughby
Waxwing x2 (Birdguides)

Staffordshire
Belvide.
Waxwings x10 (S Seal).

Cannock Chase.
Hawfinch (Birdguides).

Baggeridge CP
Waxwing x 3 (Birdguides)

Cop Mere
Iceland Gull juv. x 2 in roost (Birdguides)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

27th Dec

Staffordshire

Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
Waxwing x 16
Brambling (Birdguides)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch (Coppice Hill) (Birdguides)

Warwickshire

Rugby.
Waxwings x5 (Addison Rd) (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Red-necked Grebe
Great Northern Diver x 2
Smew drake
Shag juv (Birguides)

26th Dec

Waxwing - Brewood (Staffs) (c) J Wesson

Warwickshire

Rugby (May Lane)
Waxwing x5 (R.Mays)

Draycote Water
Great-northern Diver
Shag
Red-necked Grebe
Smew male (R.Mays)

Lawford Heath
Merlin (R.Mays)

Brandon Marsh
Coal Tit (3)
Goldeneye (R.Mays)

West Midlands

Stubber's Green
Caspian Gull 3rd-winter (Birdguides)

Staffordshire

Brewood
Waxwing x 12 (Birdguides)

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 4 (Birdguides)

Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
Ring-necked Parakeet
Mealy Redpoll x 3
Lesser Redpolls x 11 (Birdguides)

Newcastle-under-Lyme
Waxwing x 17 (Birdguides)

Doxey Marshes
White-fronted Goose x 15 (Birdguides)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

25th December

Warwickshire:

Rugby
Waxwing x 1 (T.Fountain)

Ladwalk NR (Permit Only)
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper x 2
Chiffchaff (Birdguides)

Lea Marston & Coton Lakes
Scaup x 3 (Birdguides)

Fisher's Mill meadow
Hen Harrier - male (B.Kington)

Staffordshire:

Whitemoor Haye
Water Pipit x 1 (Birdguides)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch female at Coppice Hill feeding station
Waxwing (Birdguides)

Blithfield Reservoir
Common Scoter x 4 (Birdguides)

Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
Waxwing x 24 (Birdguides)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

24th Dec

Warwickshire:

Alvecote Pools
Jack Snipe
Goosander x 4 (Birdguides)

Draycote Res.
Snipe x 5
Smew
Great Northern Diver x 3
Yellow-legged Gull
Common Sandpiper (Mark)

West Midlands:

Sutton Park NNR
Waxwing x 30 (Birdguides)

Tipton
Waxwing x 2 (Birdguides)

Staffordshire:

Brewood
Waxwing x 26 (Birdguides)

Codsall
Waxwing x 1 (Birdguides)

Newcastle-under-Lyme
Waxwing x 7 (Birdguides)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dec 23rd

Warwickshire:

Coton Lake
Caspian Gull (Birdguides)

West Midlands:

Stubbers Green
Caspian Gull 3rd winter (Birdguides)

Staffordshire:

Chasewater
Caspian Gull 3rd winter (Birdguides)

Swynnerton
Med Gull 1st winter (Birdguides)

Belvide Res - Permit Only
Waxwing x 26 (Birdguides)

Silverdale Colliery
Snow Bunting (Birdguides)

Doxey Marsh
Red Breasted Goose (Birdguides)
Barnacle Goose x 12

Dec 22nd.

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x4
Red Necked Grebe
Smew drake
Shag x2
Common Sandpiper
Oystercatcher
Goosander x27 (R Mays).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Drec 16th.

Coton Lake.
Caspian Gull 3rd winter (Birdguides).
Black Necked Grebe (S Haynes).

Lea Marston Lake.
Scaup x3 (S Haynes).
Poss Lesser Scaup 1st winter.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dec 12th

Brandon Marsh.
Bittern (D Spencer).

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x3
Med Gull adult
Common Sandpiper
Goosander x23 (R Mays, D Cox).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dec 10th.

Draycote Water.
Great Grey Shrike (M Phillips, F Farrington)
Great Northern Diver x2
Shag
Glaucous Gull 1st winter (M Doughty).

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dec 9th.

Coton Lakes.
Black Necked Grebe
Little Egret (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Iceland Gull 1st winter
Glaucous Gull 1st winter
Med Gull adult
Y L Gull x2 adults
Great Northern Diver x4
Red Necked Grebe
Goosander x 13
Pintail female
Common Sandpiper (R Mays).

Dec 8th.

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x4
Goosander x8 (R Mays, D Cox).

Monday, December 08, 2008

Dec 7th.

Brandon Marsh.
Bittern (R Mays).

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x3 (R Mays).

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dec 2nd

Brandon Marsh.
Bittern (A Johnson).

Coton.
Caspian Gull 4th winter
Yellow Legged Gull adult (Birdguides).

Alvecote Pools.
Yellow Legged Gull 1st winter (Birdguides).

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nov 30th.

Draycote Water.
Glaucous Gull juv
Great Northern Diver x3
Red Necked Grebe (Birdguides).

Alvecote Pools.
Smew redhead (Birdguides)

Lea Marston / Coton.
Lesser Scaup (poss fem)
Scaup x3 (Birdguides)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nov 28th.

Dosthill.
Hen Harrier ringtail
Short Eared Owl (S Haynes).

Alvecote Pools.
Smew redhead (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x3
Red Necked Grebe
Common Scoter fem
Common Sandpiper
Shag (Birdguides).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nov 27th.

Lea Marston / Coton Lake.
Scaup x3 (S Haynes).

Draycote Water.
Red-necked Grebe
Great Northern Diver x4
Common Scoter female
Merlin
Goosander x23
Smew female
Curlew x3 (R Mays).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nov 26th

Draycote Water.
Fem Common Scoter x1
Great Northern Diver x4
Fem Merlin x1
1st W Red Necked Grebe x1
Juv Shag x1 (K.Groocock)

Kingsbury Water Park
Hen Harrier (Ringtail)x1 (S.Haynes)

Coton Lake.
Lesser Scaup (poss) (Birdguides).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nov 25th.

Lea Marston.
Scaup x2 1st winter drake & female (S Haynes).

Draycote Water
Great Northern Diver x4
Shag
Common Sandpiper
Goosander x24
Common Scoter female
Brambling (R Mays, B Hazel, M Phillips, B Duckhouse).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nov 24th.

Lea Marston/Coton Lakes.
Scaup x2 (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x3
Goosander x15
Common Sandpiper (M Phillips).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Nov 23rd.

Brandon Marsh.
Bittern (G Rowling)

Long Lawford.
Woodcock (J Judge)

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x5
Red-necked Grebe
Common Scoter female
Long-eared Owl
Corn Bunting
Dark Bellied Brent Goose x2 (R Mays).

Kingsbury WP.
Hen Harrier (L Johnson)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nov 22nd

Fishers Mill.
Hen Harrier ringtail (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Glaucous Gull 1st winter
Caspian Gull adult
Yellow Legged Gull x4
Med Gull x2 1st winter
Great Northern Diver x3
Common Scoter female (R Mays).

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nov 20th.

Fishers Mill.
Hen Harrier (Birdguides).

Lea Marston.
Scaup x2 (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Red-necked Grebe
Great Northern Diver x5
Goosander x18
White-fronted Goose x5
Common Scoter fem
Shag
Raven x2
Siskin x36 (R Mays).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nov 19th.

Lawford Heath Landfill.
Yellow-legged Gull x2 adult & 1st winter (Birdguides).

Lea Marston lake.
Scaup x2 drake & female (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Red-necked Grebe
Great Northern Diver x4
Shag juvenile (Birdguides).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nov 18th.

Lea Marston/ Coton.
Scaup drake 1st winter (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x4
Red-necked Grebe
Dunlin x7
Sanderling
Goosander x11 (D Hutton, R Dawkins, R Mays).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nov16th.

Alvecote Pools.
Firecrest (A Archer)

Draycote Water.
Great Northern Diver x3
Shag
Red-necked Grebe (Birdguides).

Dosthill.
Hen Harrier (J Harris)
Short-eared Owl (G Williams).

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nov 10th.

Dosthill / Fishers Mill.
Hen Harrier ringtail
Y L Gull x4, 3x adult, and 3rd winter (A Dean).

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Nov 8th

Draycote Water

Red-necked Grebe
2 x Great Northern Diver
3 x White-fronted Geese
Rock Pipit
Shag
Ad Med Gull (Bumbling Bears R Mays)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Nov 7th.

Red-necked Grebe.........Draycote Water.

Draycote Water
Red-necked Grebe (S Seal).

Fishers Mill.
Curlew Sandpiper f/o (J Harris, P Hyde).

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Nov 6th.

Draycote Water.
Little Gull x6 (5x adults, 1st w)
Med Gull x2 (adult winter, 1st w)
Red-necked Grebe (S Seal, D Hutton, R Mays ).

Shustoke Res.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem
Brambling fem (L Johnson).

Dosthill.
Hen Harrier
Chiffchaff ,Siberian (J Harris).

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nov 5th.

Church End.
Swallow adult late bird on wires by junction 14-30. (S Seal, R Dawkins, D Hutton).

Leamington Spa.
Waxwing over 12-45 (Birdguides).

Bubbenhall.
Whooper Swan still present (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Glaucous Gull juv
Caspain Gull adult
Y L Gull x5 (L Johnson).
Red-necked Grebe (B Hazell).

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nov 4th.

Draycote Water.
Red-necked Grebe
Merlin
Glaucous Gull juv
Y L Gull x2 adults
Shag juv (L Johnson, R Mays, B Hazel).

Shustoke Res.
Caspian Gull 1st winter (Birdguides).

Monday, November 03, 2008

Nov 3rd.

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter x7 (1x drake) off inlet
Red-necked Grebe off Farnborough Bank
Great-northern Diver partial summer plumage adult
Kumliens Gull prob adult in roost
Med Gull 2 adult winter & one first winter in roost (R Mays)

Rugby
Firecrest in private garden (R mays)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Nov 2nd.

Draycote Water.
Red-necked Grebe x2 in toft (?)

Shustoke.
Caspian Gull x2 adult & sub-adult
Yellow Legged Gull (L Johnson).

Bubbenhall.
Whooper Swan (Birdguides).

Dosthill.
Whooper Swans x6 adults over this evening (J Allen).

Kingsbury WP.
Hen Harrier ringtail (WJE).

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Nov 1st

Dosthill Lake
Hen Harrier ringtail (J Harris, S Cawthray}.

Fishers Mill
Jack Snipe x2 (S Seal, S Cawthray, K Donaghy).

Brandon Marsh.
Whooper Swan x2 (T Southgate).

Friday, October 31, 2008

Oct 31st.

Kingsbury / Dosthill.
Hen Harrier ringtail (S Payne, S Seal, B Duckhouse).
Raven (J Harris).

Bubbenhall.
Whooper Swan (Birdguides).

Ladywalk NR.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker x2 (RBA)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oct 30th.

Draycote Water.
Shag juv
Common Sandpiper (L Johnson).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oct 29th.

Draycote Water.
Whooper Swan x2 (Birdguides).

Bubbenhall.
Whooper Swan (Birdguides).

Bentley Woods.
Common Crossbill x2
Lesser Redpoll x33 (J Harris).

Dosthill Lake.
Glaucous Gull 1w (Birdguides).

Wishaw.
Golden Plover x400+ (T Perrins).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oct 28th.

Lea Marston.
Ferruginous Duck possible Hybrid ? (L Johnson)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oct 27th.

Lea Marston / Coton.
No sign of possible 1w drake Ferruginous Duck.
(S Seal, D Hutton, R Dawkins).

Alvecote Pools.
Marbled Duck reported (Birdguides).

Lawford Heath
Brambling 2 (R Mays)

Grandborough Valley
Hen Harrier north
Snow bunting
Long-eared Owl (R Mays)

Oct 26th.

Lea Marston / Coton.
Short-eared Owl reported (Birdguides).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oct 25th.

Lea Marston Lake
Ferruginous Duck poss 1st winter drake (L Johnson).

Brandon Marsh.
Scaup imm drake (D McIntosh).

Napton Res
Water Pipit (R Mays)

Grandborough Valley
White Wagtail
Merlin (R Mays)

Oct 24th.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit (J Wesson).

Draycote Water.
Little Gull 1w
Iceland Gull 2w
Med Gull 1w
Y L G x3 (R Mays).

Oct 23rd.

Coton Lake.
Ferruginous Duck (poss 1st winter drake)
(S Seal, S Haynes, D Hutton, J Oates).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oct 21st.

Draycote Water.
Pomarine Skua south 11-15
Little Gull 1st winter
Shag juv (R Mays).

Oct 20th.

Draycote Water.
Snow Bunting (over)
Little Gull 1st winter
Caspian Gull
Y L Gull x3
Shag juv (R Mays).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct 19th.

Draycote Water
Shag juv
Little Gull 1st winter (Birdguides).

Friday, October 17, 2008

October 17th 2008

Draycote Water
Red-breasted Merganser female dunn's bay
Shag valve tower
Common Sandpiper biggen bay
Little Gull first winter toft bay
(R Mays, S seal, B Hazel, F Farringdon, D Cox)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct 11th.

Draycote Water.
Little Gull x2 1st winter
Common Scoter drake
Shag
Goosander (R Mays).

Friday, October 10, 2008

Oct 9th.

Little Gull 1st winter ....Draycote Water.

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter drake
Little Gull x2 1st winters
Goosander x2 (S Seal, D Hutton, B Hazell).

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit (J Wesson).

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Oct 8th.

Common Scoter ......Draycote Water.

Hartshill Nuneaton
Great White Egret (S Haynes).

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter drake
Little Gull x2 1st winters
Black Redstart
Rock Pipit x3
Raven (S,Seal , D Hutton, B Hazell).

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Oct 7th.

Draycote Water.
Grey Phalarope
Common Scoter drake
Little Gull x2 1w
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail
Goosander
Black Tern flew through
Shag x2 imm (R Mays).

Napton.
Spotted Flycatcher (R Mays).

Grandborough Valley.
Short-eared Owl
Raven x6 (R Mays).

Monday, October 06, 2008

Oct 6th.

Grey Phalarope .......Draycote Water.

Draycote Water.
Grey Phalarope
Common Scoter drake
Black-tailed Godwit
Common Sandpiper
Raven x2
Wheatear
Shag x2 imm
Little Gull x2 1w (L Johnson, B Hazel,J Judge et al).

Camp Hill Nuneaton
Honey Buzzard flew south west @ 12-55
Buzzard x3 (R Dawkins).

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Oct 5th

Draycote Water
1st winter Little Gull
Shag (M & J Phillips)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Oct 4th.

Draycote Water.
Black Redstart
Shag x 2
Common Scoter drake
Little Gull x2 1w (R Mays).
Rock Pipit (Kay & Max)

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit

Friday, October 03, 2008

Oct 3rd.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit
Hobby (J Wesson).

Whitacre Heath.
Spotted Flycatcher
Lesser Redpoll
Siskin x2
Curlew x6 (J Wesson).

Draycote Water.
Shag x2
Common Scoter drake
Wheatear
Goosander
Little Gull 1w (L Johnson).

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oct 2nd.

Black-tailed Godwit...Brandon Marsh....photo by J Wesson.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit (J Wesson).

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter drake
Common Sandpiper
Little Gull 1w
Y L Gull adult
Wheatear
Shag juv (J Oates, L Johnson).

Henley-in Arden
Gannet x2 juvs flew south west @ 16-00 (A R Dean).

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Oct 1st

Draycote Water.
Marsh Harrier flew through early morning
Grey Plover
Little Gull 1w (R Mays).
Common Scoter drake
Little Gull x2 1st winter (L Johnson).






Mancetter Quarry.
Stonechat (J Harris).

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sept 30th,

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter (drake)
Shag x2
Y L Gull adult
Pintail x2
Goosander x3
Common Sandpiper x2
Wheatear (J Oates).

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sept 29th.

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter drake (Birdguides)
Rock Pipit
Shag (S Seal, D Hutton).

Draycote Gull Roost.
Kittiwake 1w
Med Gull 1w
Y L Gull 2w (R Mays).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sept 28th.

Napton on the Hill.
Spotted Flycatcher x4 (R Mays, D Cox)


Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit
Siskin x20 (R Mays, D Cox)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sept 27th.

Draycote Water.
Shag x2
Rock Pipit x2
Buzzard x5
Raven x2
Goosander x3
Wheatear x2 (S Seal, D Hutton, R Dawkins, R Mays).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sept 26th.

Rock Pipit....Draycote Water.


Rugby.
Common Crane over heading east @ 18-55 (M Phillips).

Draycote Water.
Rock Pipit x2 (possibly x3)
Shag x2
Raven x2
Goosander x3
Wheatear (S Seal, J Judge, B Hazel).

Rugby
Osprey over heading south @14-10 (D Hall).

Napton.
Blackcap x1
Chiffchaff x6
Meadow Pipit x23 south
Peregrine
Raven x3 (T Marlow).

Napton Res.
Gadwall x2
Shoveler x4
Wigeon x6
Redpoll x2
Raven x3 (T Marlow).

Brandon Marsh.
Red Kite over @ 12-30 (M Silverman).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sept 25th.

Draycote Water.
Honey Buzzard dark phase south at 15-00
Raven
Shag x2
Goosander x3
Rock Pipit (R Mays, K Grewcock).

Flecknoe
Rock Pipit
Jack Snipe (R Mays).


Middelton Hall.
Hen Harrier ringtail 12-20 (J Harris).

Brandon Marsh.
Common Snipe x55
Siskin x50
Wigeon x10
Green Sandpiper (A Johnson).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sept 24th.

Draycote Water.
Goosander x3
Common Sandpiper
Yellow Wagtail
Wheatear (L Johnson).
Shag x2
Redshank
Med Gull (1st w)
Y L Gull (R Mays).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sept 23rd.

River Leam
Bar-tailed Godwit x3
Little Egret x2 (R Mays).

Draycote Water.
Shag x2 imms
Common Sandpiper x2
Ringed Plover x2
Goosander x3 (R Mays).

Nearby Reports Sept 23rd.

Sandwell Valley W. Mids.
Yellow Browed Warbler

Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.
Sandwich Tern x2
Little Stint
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret x5

Switherland Res Liecs.
Red-necked Grebe

Eyebrook Res Leics.
Slavonian Grebe

Upton Warren Worcs.
Little Stint

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Sept 22nd.

Leam Valley.
Little Egret x2 east of Draycote, (T Marlow, J Judge).

Draycote Water.
Shag x2 imm (J Judge).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sept 21st.

Guys Cliffe.
Honey Buzzard x4 over @ mid-day (C Stubbs)

Draycote Water.
Honey Buzzard over south @ 11-00
Shag x2 (Birdguides)
Little Gull (A Pickering)

Exhall Bedworth.
Honey Buzzard south est @ 13-05 (Birdguides).

Long Lawford.
Honey Buzzard (juv dark morph) south @ 17-45 (J Judge).

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sept 20th.

Cliff Pool Kingsbury
Ruff x2 (T Perrins).

Draycote Water.
Common Crane flew over south @ 11-20
Goosander x5
Shag x2
Common Sandpiper (R Mays).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sept 19th.

Bentley Woods.
Honey Buzzard flew south west @14-45 (B Duckhouse).

Prior's Hardwick
Blackcap 1
Chiff Chaff 6
Yellow Wagtail 1
M.Pipit 14
Redpoll 1 (T Marlow)

Napton
Blackcap 1
Chiff Chaff 4
Spotted Flycatcher 2
M.Pipit 16
Siskin 1
Raven 2
Hobby 1 (T Marlow)

Grandborough
Whinchat 1 imm
Wheatear 1 (T Marlow)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sept 18th.

Priors Hardwick.
Crossbill x2 flew south. (T Marlow).

Napton.
Raven x2
Hobby x2
Spotted Flycatcher
Chiffchaff x3 (T Marlow).

Grandborough Valley.
Meadow Pipit x17 flew south
Siskin x2 flew south
Cormorant x7 flew south
Whinchat (imm)
Stonechat (fem) (T Marlow)

Draycote Water.
Golden Plover x11 flew south
Y L Gull x1 3rd yr, x1 2nd yr. (T Marlow).

Binley Woods.
Buzzard x15 together over housing est. (J Judge, S Seal).

Seeswood Pool.
Spotted Flycatcher
Chiffchaff x20 (D Hutton).

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sept 16th.

Redstart... Rugby Garden ...photo by R Mays.

Bentley Woods.
Siskin x20 (B Duckhouse).

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter fem
Yellow Wagtail x10
Common Sandpiper
Hobby
Shag x2 (R Mays, M Phillips).
Little Gull 1st winter
Siskin x9
Y L Gull x3 (L Johnson).

Rugby Garden
Redstart (R Mays).

Seeswood Pool.
Redstart
Spotted Flycatcher (D Hutton).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sept 15th.

Shustoke Res.
Osprey in field south of pool this morning (P Forbes).
Curlew Sandpiper briefly (L Johnson).

Draycote Water.
Osprey
Common Scoter fem
Black Tern
Y L Gull x3 adults (R Mays).
Little Gull x2 (P Hyde G Giles)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sept 14th.

Long Lawford.
Osprey over south
Shag x2 over south (J Judge).

Shustoke.
Osprey west @ 3-40 (K Wimbush).

Wishaw.
Buzzard x8
Peregrine
Hobby (T Perrins).

Draycote Water.
Greenshank
Common Scoter fem
Common Sandpiper x2
Hobby
Siskin
Little Egret
Shag x4
Yellow Wagtail
Wheatear x2
Common Tern
Goosander x5 (L Johnson, R Mays, et al).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sept 13th.

Draycote Water.
Osprey (7-00)
Black Tern x6
Common Scoter fem (Birdguiges).

Shustoke Res.
Osprey west at 11-00 (S Seal).

Seeswood Pool.
Spotted Flycatcher x5 (D Hutton).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sept 12th.

Draycoye Water.
Grey Phalarope (B Hazel)
Common Scoter fem
Osprey (T Marlow)
Black Tern x3
Common Sandpiper
Shag x4
Yellow Wagtail x11
Redstart
Spotted Flycatcher
Wheatear x5 (R Mays).

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept 11th.

Grey Phalarope...Shustoke Res...photo by S Seal.

Shustoke Res.
Grey Phalarope
Black Tern x4
Arctic Tern
Common Tern x3
Siskin x3 f/o (S Seal, D Hutton, L Johnson).

Draycote Water.
Shag x4
Black Tern x3
Goosander x5
Common Tern x3
Yellow Wagtail x2
Hobby x2
Common Scoter fem (R Mays, T Southgate).

Alvecote Pools.
Redstart x2
Hobby (R Smith).

Canal Pool Kingsbury.
Arctic Tern juv (Birdguides).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sept 10th.

Shustoke Res.
Grey Phalarope
Osprey (11-25)
Arctic Tern
Wheatear fem (L Johnson, R Eyres).

Seeswood Pool.
Spotted Flycatcher x5 (D Hutton).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby x2
Green Sandpiper x2 (M Silverman).

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sept 9th.

Shustoke Res.
Grey Phalarope
Black Tern x4
Common Tern x5 (L Johnson).

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sept 8th.

Shustoke Res
Grey Phalarope
Little Gull 1st winter
Yellow Wagtail x5
Hobby (S Seal, L Johnson, D Hutton).

Seeswood Pool.
Green Sandpiper (D Hutton).

Draycote Water.
Osprey (reported)
Black Tern x5
Goosander x5
Common Tern x2
Shag x5
Yellow Wagtail (M Silverman).

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sept 7th.

Grey Phalarope ...Shustoke...photo by S Seal..

Shustoke Res
Grey Phalarope
Black Tern x2
Arctic Tern
Little Gull 2x 1st winters
Common Scoter (M Scott)
Peregrine
Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Yellow Wagtail (S Seal, D Hutton, et al).

Draycote Water.
Great Skua (RBA).
Shag x4 juvs
Arctic Tern
Wheatear x4
Yellow Wagtail x2 (K Donaghy).
Yellow Wagtail x30
Wheatear x10
Osprey
Crossbill x3
Black Tern x5 (R Mays).

Fishers Mill
Little Egret x6
Hobby
Black Tern (J Oates).

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sept 6th.

Shustoke Res.
Osprey
Grey Phalarope
Arctic Tern x12
Black Tern x2
Common Tern x56
Hobby
Common Sandpiper (L Johnson, S Seal, D Hutton, T Perrins, S Cawthray et al).

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter drake
Shag x4
Whimbrel
Black Tern (M Doughty).
Arctic Tern x4
Little Tern
Yellow Wagtails x10
Wheatear
Common Tern x8 (R Mays).

Bodymoor Heath Water Kingsbury.
Arctic Tern x3
Common Tern x10 (T Perrins).

Priors Hardwick.
Redstart male (Birdguides).

Friday, September 05, 2008

Nearby Reports Sept 5th.

These weather conditions have brought a mixture of birds into nearby counties.
White Winged Black Tern Blithfield Staffs.
Sabines Gull x2 (morning only) Clifford Hill GPs Northants.
Sandwich Tern x2 Belvide Staffs.
Grey Phalarope Chasewater Staffs.
Black Tern x3 Westwood Pool Worcs.
Black Tern x6 Cropston Res Liecs.
Shag Hollowell Res Northants.
Shag Clifford Hill GPs Northants.

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Sept 5th.

Grey Phalarope...Shustoke Res...photo by S Seal..

Shustoke Res.
Grey Phalarope (P Softly)
Hobby x2
Arctic Tern x5 (S Seal, L Johnson, T Perrins ,et al).

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x59
Shag x3
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail
Y L Gull
Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Flycatcher (R Mays, J Judge, L Johnson).

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sept 4th.

Little Gull (juv)...Kingsbury WP...Photo by S Seal.

Cliff Pool Kingsbury.
Little Egret (Birdguides).

Mill Pool Kingsbury.
Little Gull (juv)
Black Tern (juv)
Hobby (S Seal, D Hutton).

Lea Marston Lake.
Red Crested Pochard fem (Birdguides).

Priors Hardwick.
Short-eared Owl
Redstart male (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Shag x8
Arctic Tern x1
Goosander x5
Y L Gull adult
Yellow Wagtail x11
Wheatear fem (R Mays).

Flecknoe.
Raven x4
Wheatear
Redstart male (R Mays).

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sept 3rd.

Seeswood Pool.
Whinchat
Spotted Flycatcher x3
Yellow Wagtail (D Hutton).

Mill Pool Kingsbury WP.
Black Tern juv
Little Gull juv (A Dean).

Lea Marston Lake.
Red Crested Pochard (Birdguides).

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sept 2nd

Seeswood Pool.
Spotted Flycatcher x3
Hobby (D Hutton).

Shustoke Res.
Common Sandpiper
Hobby
Little Owl x2 (S Seal).

Brandon Marsh.
Little Egret x3 (A Johnson).
Hobby
Buzzard x2 (M Silverman).

Coleshill GPs.
Greenshank x2
Green Sandpiper x3
Hobby x3 (R Dryden)

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x2 juv
Arctic Tern x1 juv
Shag x2
Yellow Wagtail
Wheatear x2
Common Sandpiper x2 (L Johnson)
Turnstone x9
Redstart fem (R Mays).

Monday, September 01, 2008

Sept 1st.

Shustoke Res.
Black-tailed Godwit x5 flew through east at 10-20.
Hobby
Common Sandpiper (S Seal, L Johnson).

Draycote Water.
Knot
Turnstone
Sanderling x2
Dunlin x8
Shag x5
Y L Gull x6
Common Sandpiper x2
Goosander x3 (R Mays).

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aug 31st.

Kingsbury WP.
Little Gull juv (Birdguides).

Coton Lake
Black Tern x2 (Birdguides).

Alvecote Pools.
Little Gull x2 juvs (Birdguides).

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Aug 30th.

Shustoke Res.
Arctic Tern x20
Black Tern x6
Sanderling
Hobby (L Johnson, S Seal).
Arctic Tern x5 more later in the day (B Duckhouse).

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x62 (J Judge).
Shag x2
Wheatear
Common Sandpiper x6
Pintail
Hobby (R Mays, D Cox)

Alvecote Pools.
Black Tern x3
Arctic Tern x1
Little Egret x2
Hobby (Birdguides).
Redstart male (T Perrins).

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x2
Little Egret (T Perrins, B Duckhouse).

Grandborough Valley.
Marsh Harrier (imm)
Whinchat
Wheatear x2 (R Mays).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Aug 28th

Bilton Road Rugby
2 Crossbill (J Judge)

Draycote Water
Tree Pipit
4 juv Shag
2+ Raven
Wheatear
Hobby (R Mays B Hazell K Groocock)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aug 26th.

Draycote Water.
Wood Sandpiper
Shag x5
Common Tern x5
Ringed Plover
Yellow Wagtail x6
Goosander x5
Wheatear (R Mays).

Monday, August 25, 2008

Aug 25th.

Draycote Water
Shag 5 juv ( M Doughty)
Med Gull 2w
Y L Gull x5
Goosander x5
Little Owl
Barn Owl
Common Tern x4 (R Mays).

Alvecote Pools.
Redstart
Spotted Flycatcher x2
Little Egret (T Perrins).

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Aug 24th.

Draycote Water.
Shag x5 (Juv)
Common Tern x5
Wheatear x4
Common Sandpiper x2 (R Mays, D Cox).

Alvecote Pools.
Redstart x2
Whinchat
Spotted Flycatcher x4 (Birdguides).

Ladywalk.
Hobby x2
Green Sandpiper x6
Snipe x4
Lapwing x70
Goosander (S Cawthray).

Aug 23rd.

Draycote Water.
Osprey
Med Gulls x2
Hobby x2
Wheatear x4
Knot
Peregrine
Shag x6
Curlew x3 (B Duckhouse, R Mays).

Ladywalk / Shustoke.
Marsh Harrier (S Cawthray).

Coleshill GPs.
Little Egret x3
Green Sandpiper x3
Buzzard x12 (S Seal, B Kington).

Ladywalk.
Marsh Harrier
Spotted Flycatcher x4
Crossbill x1 f/o
Hobby x2
Common Sandpiper (S Cawthray).

Friday, August 22, 2008

Aug 22nd.

Coleshill GPs.
Spotted Redshank (B Kington).

Draycote Water.
Shag (juv)
Arctic Tern x1
Common Tern x2
Wheatear x3
Goosander x5 (M Silverman).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Aug 21st.

Draycote Water.
Raven x2
Shag (L Johnson).
Ringed Plover
Wheatear x4
Yellow Wagtail x2
Lesser Whitethroat x2
Spotted Flycatcher
Common Sandpiper x2
Common Tern x3
Goosander x5 ( S Seal, D Hutton, R Mays, B Hazel).

Coleshill GPs.
Spotted Redshank (B Kington).

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit x3
Dunlin
Green Sandpiper x4
Siskin x2 (A Johnson).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aug 20th.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x5
Barn Owl
Common Sandpiper (M Silverman).

Coleshill GPs.
Spotted Redshank (Birdguides).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 19th.

Gailey Res.
Black-necked Grebe x4.

Blithfield Res.
Little Stint.

Belvide Res.
Black Tern x34.

Rutland Water.
Wood Sandpiper
Garganey x8
Greenshank x5
Arctic Tern
Little Egret x18
Black Tern x8
Ruddy Shelduck x2
Little Stint
Ruff x9.

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Aug 19th.

Coleshill GPs.
Spotted Redshank (B Kington).
Green Sandpiper x8
Little Egret x1 (T Perrins).

Shustoke Res.
Black Tern x3 ( S Seal, D Hutton, L Johnson).

Draycote Water.
Sanderling x2
Wheatear x3
Arctic Tern
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin (R Mays).

Monday, August 18, 2008

Aug 18th.

Shustoke Res.
Black Tern x3 (S Seal, D Hutton).

Edgebaston Res.
Turnstone (Birdguides).

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x13
Snipe x5
Redshank x1
Little Egret x1 (S Cawthray).

Draycote Water.
Yellow Wagtail x1
Common Sandpiper x2
Wheatear (fem)
Willow Tit (L Johnson).
Goosander x5 (R Mays).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Aug 17th.

Black Tern ...Bodymoor Heath Water...Photo by S Seal.

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x22
Common Tern x1
Oystercatcher x2
Hobby
Arctic Tern x7 (R Mays).

Lea Marston Lake.
Red Crested Pochard x2 (S Haynes).

Coton Lake.
Redstart fem/ imm (T Perrins).

Boodymoor Heath Water Kingsbury.
Black Tern x5
Arctic Tern x1(T Perrins, S Seal, S Cawthray, J Oates).

Shustoke .
Raven
Common Sandpiper
Common Tern x39 (S Seal, L Johnson).

Morton Baggott.
Garganey in flooded field, (Birdguides).

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Aug 16th.

Draycote Water.
Arctic Skua heading west mid-morning (R Mays).
Yellow Wagtails x4
Y L Gull x1
Wheatear (fem)
Goosander x5 (Kay & Max).

Coton Lakes.
R C Pochard x2 (Birdguides).
Goldeneye (T Perrins).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby
Green Sandpiper x2 (Kay & Max).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Aug 14th.

Brandon Marsh.
Med Gull (juv)
Dumlin x5 (P Norman).

Shustoke Res.
Redstart (fem)
Common Sand x2
No sign of B N Grebe (S Seal. B Dukhouse).

Draycote Water.
Whinchat
Common Sandpiper x2
Wheatear x2
Greenshank
Common Tern x2 (R Mays).

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 13th.

Blithfield Res Staffs.
Osprey x2
Garganey x3
Knot x2
Black-tailed Godwit x4
Greenshank x4
Little Egret
Hobbies x2.

Rutland Water Leics.
Garganey x2

Willington GPs Derbys
Garganey
Greenshank x2

Ogston Res Derbys.
Turnstone
Black-tailed Godwit x2
Greenshank.

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Steve Seal

Aug 13th.

Bentley Woods.
Crossbill x2
Siskin x5 (B Duckhouse).

Draycote Water
Black Tern
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Oystercatcher
Y L Gull adult (R Mays).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aug 12th.

Shustoke Res
Arctic Tern x12 through @ 19-30 (K Wimbush).
Also B N Grebe still present.

Draycote Water.
Arctic Tern x1
Common Tern x3
Pintail (fem)
Hobby
Wheatear (male) (R Mays).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Aug 11th.

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x10
Redshank x1 (B Duckhouse)

Shustoke Res.
B N Grebe (juv)
Common Tern x1
Common Sandpiper x1 (L Johnson)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Aug 10th.

Shustoke Res.
B N Grebe (juv)
Hobby
Redshank
Common Sandpiper
Buzzard x5 (L Johnson , S Seal).

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Aug 9th.

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x6
Greenshank x1 (T Perrins)

Haunch Lane.
Green Sandpiper (T Perrins)

Ladywalk.
Crossbill (reported) WMBC line

Shustoke.
Common Tern x5
Common Sandpiper x1 (S Seal)

Aug 9th. Ladywalk

Some recent Ladwalk sightings.
August 2008
5th: 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 4 Ruddy Duck (3 male, 1 female).
4th: Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 2 Ruddy Duck, 2 Water Rail, Goosander.
3rd: Redstart, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper.
2nd: Probable 8 Crossbill flew over, Barn Owl, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 8th.

Leics
Rutland Water.
Spoonbill
Ruddy Shelduck x2
Sanderling
Little Stint.

Eyebrook Res.
Garganey
Little Egret x2
Turnstone.

Notts
Annesley
B N Grebe (juv)
Greenshank.

Staffs
Blithfield
Wood Sandpiper
B N Grebe (summer plumage)
Garganey x2
Black-tailed Godwit x7
Sanderling
Greenshank x7.

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Steve Seal

Aug 8th.

Coleshill GPs.
Sanderling
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper x4
Little Egret (Birdguides).

Shustoke Res.
B N Grebe (juv)
Hobby x3
Common Tern x8
Common Sandpiper ( L Johnson , S Seal).

Dosthill Lake.
Y L Gull
Little Egret x2
Hobby (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Common Sandpiper x2
Dunlin x2
Y L Gull
Wheatear x2 (M Silverman).

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Aug 7th.

Shustoke Res
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Common Sandpiper
Common Tern x2
Hobby x2 (L Johnson).

Kingswood Nuneaton
Hobby over (D Hutton).

Draycote Water
Turnstone
Common Sandpiper x4
Redshank
Common Tern x2 (R Mays).

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Aug 6th.

Shustoke Res.
Marsh Harrier west @ 10-40
Black-necked Grebe (P&L Price).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby
Green Sandpiper x8
Dunlin x2 (S Chapman).

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 5th.

Rutland Water
Spotted Redshank.

Eyebrook Res
Wood Sandpiper
Greenshank x3.

Summer Leys NR
Garganey x2 (eclipse drakes).

Upton Warren
Green Sandpiper x4.

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Steve Seal

Aug 5th.

Draycote Water.
Ruff
Common Tern x3
Y L Gull (sub-adult)
Grasshopper Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat x2
Common Sandpiper x4 (R Mays).

Hartshill
Raven over (J Harris).

Monday, August 04, 2008

Aug 4th.

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x4
Greenshank x2
Little Egret x3
Curlew
Runged Plover ( B Kington).

Shustoke Res.
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Common Tern x2 (L Johnson).

Ladywalk NR. (permit only)
Little Egret x3. (Birdguides).

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Aug 3rd.

Shustoke Res.
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Common Tern x2 (L Johnson).

Whitacre Flashes.
Green Sandpiper
Hobby (J Wesson).

Camp Hill Nuneaton.
Whimbrel x3 over this evening (R Dawkins).

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 2nd.

Leics.
Rutland Water.
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper x13
Wood Sandpiper
Scaup
Black Tern

Eyebrook Res.
Wood Sandpiper

Cropston Res.
Black-tailed Godwit x3

Worcs.
Upton Warren.
Black-tailed Godwit
Green Sandpiper x9

Notts.
Kilvington.
Black-necked Grebe (adult)

Northants.
Daventry Res.
Black-tailed Godwit x2

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Aug 2nd.

Wood Sandpiper ...Alvecote Pools..Photo by J Wesson.

Wootton Wawen.
Wood Sandpiper (flew off north west @ 8-00)

Shustoke Res.
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Common Tern x1
Common Sandpiper x5 (S Seal ).

Alvecote Pools.
Redstart (male)
Wood Sandpiper (unfortunatly on the Staffs side).(T Perrins)

Earlswood Lake.
Turnstone
Arctic Tern (Birdguides).

Friday, August 01, 2008

Nearby Reports Aug 1st.

Leics.
Rutland Water
Wood Sandpiper
Turnstone
Grey Plover.

Eyebrook Res
Wood Sandpiper x2.

Cropston Res.
Little Egret x6.

W Mids.
Sandwell Valley RSPB
Black-tailed Godwit x3.

Staffs.
Alvecote Pools
Wood Sandpiper.

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Steve Seal

Aug 1st.

B N Grebe Shustoke (juv) still present today....Photo by S Seal.

Shustoke Res.
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Common Sandpiper x3
Dunlin
Hobby (S Seal)

Whitacre Area
Red Kite seen again yesterday (K Wimbush).

Haunch Lane.
Green Sandpiper (S Seal).

Draycote Water.
Hobby
Wheatear
Common Tern x2 ( D Cox,R Mays).

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nearby Reports July 31st.

Black Tern x18 Belvide Staffs.
Black Tern x14 Pitsford Res Northants.
Black Tern x3 Uttoxeter Quarry Staffs.

Garganey Ditchford GPs Northants.
Garganey Upper Bittell Res Worcs.
Garganey Blithfield Staffs.

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July 31st.

B N Grebe (juv) at Shustoke Res ... Photo by L Johnson.

B N Grebe (juv) at Shustoke Res ...Photo by D Hutton.

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x5
Marsh Harrier (juv)
Hobby
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper x14
Y L Gull x7
Wheatear juv
R C Pochard (fem) R Mays, J Judge.

Grandborough Valley
Marsh Harrier (juv) during afternoon.

Bodymoor Heath Water Kingsbury.
Black Tern x1 ( S Seal, D Hutton).

Shustoke.
Black-necked Grebe juv (L Johnson)
Common Tern x7
Common Sandpiper x5 (S Seal, D Hutton).

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nearby Reports July 30th.

Staffs.
Belvide.
Black Tern x3
Little Egret x2.

Blithfield.
Osprey x2.

Drayton Bassett Pits.
Black-necked Grebe.

Northants.
Earls Barton GPs.
Cattle Egret.

Leics.
Rutland Water.
Wood Sandpiper
Little Egret x19.


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Steve Seal

July 30th.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpipers x11
Common Sandpiper
Hobby (M Silverman).

Rugby.
Red Kite over @ 8-45 this morning.

Late News.
Late report from Monday.
Red Kites x2 around Whitacre area. (J Hoyle).

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nearby Reports July 29th.

Leics.
Twycross
Hen Harrier (male) over @ 9-30 this morning.

Eyebrook Res
Spoonbill
Little Egret x4
Med Gull

Worcs.
Grimley New Workings.
Wood Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper x2.

Derbys.
Carsington Water.
Black Tern x1
Common Scoter x5.

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Steve Seal

July 29th.

Brandon Marsh.
Little Egret x3
Green Sandpiper x10 (A Johnson).

Shustoke.
Hobby 13-30 (L Johnson).

Draycote Water.
Little Tern
Black Tern x5
Common Tern x4
Y L Gull (adult)
Common Sandpiper x2
Oystercatcher (R Mays, B Hazel).

Monday, July 28, 2008

Nearby Reports July 28th.

Staffs
Blithfield.
Osprey x2
Marsh Harrier (juv)
Red Kite.

Leics
Rutland Water.
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper x2
Green Sandpiper
Ruff x4
Black-tailed Godwit
Greenshank.

West Mids
Hampton in Arden
Red Kite.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nearby Reports July 27th.

Staffs.
Blithfield.
Osprey.

Drayton Bassett Pits.
Little Egret.

Leics.
Rutland Water.
Wood Sandpiper
Black Tern.

Eyebrook Res.
Little Egret x5

Staunton Harold Res.
Little Tern.

Cropston Res.
Little Egret x5.

Worcs.
Upton Warren.
Black-tailed Godwit x3.



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July 27th.

Coleshill GPs.
Green Sandpiper x13
Greenshank
Little Egret x3
Curlew x3
Ringed Plover (S Cawthray).

Haunch Lane.
Curlew x5 (T Perrins).

Middelton Flashes.
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper x2 (T Perrins).

Middelton Hall Lake.
Green Sandpiper (T Perrins).

Brandon Marsh.
Little Egret x2
Green Sandpiper x4 (Birdguides).

Whitacre Heath NR.
Curlew x7 (J Wesson).

Coton Lake.
Black-necked Grebe (juv)
Green Sandpiper ( T Perrins, S Cawthray).

Draycote Water.
Osprey
Greenshank
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper x2
Lesser Whitethroat x2
Y L Gull x5 (R Mays).

Ladywalk.
Little Egret over (K Donaghy).

Alvecote Pools.
Little Egret (A Archer).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Nearby Reports July 26th.

Staffs
Blithfield.
Osprey
Arctic Tern
Black-tailed Godwit.

Branston GPs.
Avocet
Green Sandpiper X4.

Croxhall GPs.
Little Egret x6

Drayton Bassett Pits.
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret x2

Derbys
Ogston Res.
Whimbrel x2
Little Egret x3
Green Sandpiper.

Notts
Black-tailed Godwit x2.

Worcs
Upton Warren.
Black-tailed Godwit x3
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper x6.

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July 26th.

Coleshill GPs.
Greenshank
Green Sand x2
Little Egret x2 (T Perrins).

Draycote Water.
Common Tern x2
Common Sandpiper x4
Yellow-legged Gull x2 (R Mays).

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nearby Reports July 24th.

Leics
Sanderling
Ruff x8
Black-tailed Godwit x4 @ Rutland Water.

Derbys
Curlew Sandpiper @ Ogston Res .

Worcs
Little Stint @ Upper Bittell Res.

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July 24th.

Middelton Lake.
Green Sandpiper x1 (T Perrins).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby
Green Sandpipers x5 (A Anscomb).

Alvecote Pools.
Common Tern x5
Hobby (A Archer).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 23rd

Draycote
4 Yellow-legged Gull

Nearby Reports July 23rd.

Notts
Caspian Tern (adult) @ Collingham Pits.

Leics
Pectoral Sandpiper @ Eyebrook Res.

Staffs
Black-necked Grebe x3 @ Drayton Bassett Pits.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nearby Reports July 22nd.

Staffs
Black-necked Grebe x3 @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

Derbys
Spotted Redshank @ Willington GPs.

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July 22nd.

Coleshill churchyard.
Nightjar this evening.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x6 (G Spraggett).

Shustoke Res.
Common Sandpiper (J Harris).

Grandborough Valley.
Spotted Flycatcher x5
Turtle Dove x2
Corn Bunting
Grey Partridge x3 (R Mays).

Draycote Water.
Common Tern x4
Common Sandpiper
Y L Gull x2 (R Mays).

Monday, July 21, 2008

Nearby Reports July 21st.

Staffs
Black-necked Grebe x3 (1 adult,2 Juvs)
Black-tailed Godwit
Med Gull (adult)
Whimbrel @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

Osprey
Greenshank x2
Black-tailed Godwit x3
L R Plover x6
Green Sandpiper all @ Blithfield.

Leics
Pectoral Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper x14
Black-tailed Godwit x2
Little Egret x7 all @ Rutland Water.

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July 21st.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x5 (M Silverman).

Shustoke Res.
Common Tern x1
Common Sandpiper x2 (S Seal).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nearby Reports July 20th.

Leics
Pectoral Sandpiper (manton bridge).
Black-tailed Godwit x4
Ruff x4 @ Rutland Water.

Northants
Sanderling : Summer Leys NR.
Black-tailed Godwit,
Green Sandpiper x7,
Common Sandpiper x2 : Stanwick GPs.

Staffs
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-necked Grebe x3 (adult & 2 juv)
Sanderling @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

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July 20th.

Coleshill GPs.
Little Egret
Green Sandpiper (T Perrins).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby (Birdguides).

Draycote Water.
Sanderling
Little Stint
Common Tern x3
Common Sandpiper
Raven (R Mays, D Cox).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Nearby Reports July 19th.

Staffs
Black-tailed Godwit x4 @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

Northants
Sanderling @ Summer Leys NR.

Notts
Knot @ Attenborough NR.
Black-tailed Godwit @ Annesley.

Derbys
Black-tailed Godwit x2 @ Ogston Res.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

July 18th.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit x1
Green Sandpiper x4. (RBA).

Haunch Lane.
Green Sandpiper x1 (S Seal).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

July 17th.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit x4 , flew off south at 8-10 this morning. (Birdguides).
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Hobby
Med Gull (D Jefferies).


Draycote Water.
Redshank
Common Sandpiper
Common Tern x3 (R Mays, B Hazel).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 16th.

Whitacre Heath.
Little Egret (over this morning)
Buzzard x2
Oystercatcher x3 (J Wesson).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July 15th.

Haunch Lane.
Curlew x2 (T Perrins).

Shustoke.
Common Sandpiper
Common Tern x2 (S Seal, D Hutton).

Cliff Pool Kingsbury.
Black-tailed Godwit x2
Oystercatcher x2 (WJE).

Draycote Water.
Little Gull (1s)
Common Sandpiper
Commom Tern x2 (R Mays).

Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14th.

Kingsbury WP.
Hobbies x2
Green Sandpiper x1 cliff pool (S Payne).

Fishers Mill GPs.
Common Sandpiper x2 (S Payne).

Draycote Water.
Whimbrel early morning (R Mays).

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nearby Reports July 13th.

Staffs
Black-tailed Godwit x8 @ Blithfield.

Leics
Ruff x7
Greenshank x1
Scaup (drake)
Red Crested Pochard x4
Black-tailed Godwit x2 @ Rutland Water.

Derbys
Common Sandpiper x2
Green Sandpiper x1 @ Willington GPs.

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July 13th.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x2
Hobby (Birdguides).

Seeswood Pool.
Med Gull adult briefly this morning (D Hutton).

Draycote Water.
Common Tern
Common Sandpiper (R Mays , D Cox).

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11th.


Greenshank...Haunch Lane....Photo by S Seal....


Haunch Lane.
Greenshank x2
L R Plover x4 (S Seal).

Shustoke.
Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper (S Seal).

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x4 (Birdguides).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nearby Reports July 10th.

West Midlands
Black-tailed Godwits x8 briefly @ Marsh Lane.

Derbys
Black-tailed Godwits x7 @ Willington GPs.
Black-necked Grebe @ Ogston Res.

Leics
Ruff x4
Greenshank x2
Green Sandpiper x4 @ Rutland Water.

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July 10th.

Brandon Marsh.
Marsh Harrier (fem) over Newlands this morning. (A Johnson).

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank x2 (J Harris).

Shustoke.
Common Sandpiper x2 (J Harris).

Seeswood Pool.
Common Crossbill x2
Hobby x2 (D Hutton).

Draycote Water.
Common Tern
Buzzard x4
Common Sandpiper x3 (R Mays).

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

July 8th.

Draycote Water.
Common Sandpiper x4 (R Mays).

Brandon Marsh.
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper x4 (M Silverman).

Monday, July 07, 2008

July 7th.

Brandon Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit x3
Green Sandpiper x4 (Birdguides).

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank x2
L R Plover x5 (T Perrins).

Middelton Flashes.
Green Sandpiper x2 (T Perrins).

Draycote Water.
Greenshank x1
Black-tailed Godwit x1
Common Sandpiper x2 (R Mays).

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Nearby Reports July 6th.

Staffs
Alpine Swifl (poss) over Colton.
Greenshank x2 @ Blithfield.
Ruff x1 @ Blithfield.

Worcs
Green Sandpiper x3 @ Upton Warren.
Green Sandpiper x1 @ Grimley New Workings.

Leics
Green Sandpiper x5 Wanlip Meadows.

Derbys
Wood Sandpiper x2 @ Willington GPs.
Greenshank x4 @ Willington GPs.
Black Tern x1 @ Ogston Res.

Black-tailed Godwit x33 @ Blithfield Staffs.
Black-tailed Godwit x1 @ Upton Warren Worcs.
Black-tailed Godwit x1 @ Grimley New Workings Worcs.
Black-tailed Godwit x28 @ Wanlip GPs Leics.
Black-tailed Godwit x3 @ Belvide Staffs.
Black-tailed Godwit x18 @ Willington GPs Derbys.
Black-tailed Godwit x1 Ogston Res Derbys.

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July 6th.

Brandon Marsh.
Barn Owl over newlands @ 17-25.
Hobby
Green Sandpiper x3 (J Wesson).

Haunch Lane, Lea Marston.
Greenshank x4, view from car only (T Perrins).

Draycote Water.
Hobby
Common Sandpiper x3 (R Mays, D Cox).

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Nearby Reports July 5th.

Derbys
Wood Sandpiper x2 @ Willington GPs.

Staffs
Ruff @ Blithfield.

Leics
Black-tailed Godwit,
Ruff x3 @ Rutland Water.

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July 5th.

Draycote Water.
Common Sandpiper x2
Buzzard x4 (R Mays).

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x3 (D Powell).

Thursday, July 03, 2008

July 3rd.

Draycote Water.
Common Sandpiper
Common Buzzard x6 (R Mays).

Nearby Reports July 3rd.

Derbys
Black-tailed Godwit @ Willington GPs.
Red Kite over Crich early Morning.
Red Kite over Allestree mid-morning.

Leics
Red Kite over Desford mid-morning.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 2nd.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x5 (Birdguides).
Barn Owl (P Norman).

Draycote Water.
Common Tern x3
Dunlin x2
Common Sandpiper (R Mays).

Monday, June 30, 2008

June 30th.

Dosthill Lake.
Little Tern (Birdguides).

Fishers Mill.
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper (Birdguides).

Hartshill
Common Crossbill x7 over moorwood cresent. (J Harris)

LATE NEWS
Common Crane x2 flew west above M6 motorway Rugby Junct on Friday. (Birdguides).

The previous reports off a female R C Pochard @ Kingsbury WP, should read R C Pochard Hybrid, poss Mallard cross.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Nearby Reports June 29th.

Staffs
Black-tailed Godwit x5 @ Drayton Bassett Pits.
Common Crossbill x20 Hanchurch Woods.

Leics
Black-tailed Godwit @ Eyebrook Res.
Black-tailed Godwit x2 @ Rutland Water.

Worcs
Black-tailed Godwit x4 @ Upton Warren.

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June 29th.

Kingsbury WP.
R C Pochard (F) still on Broomy Croft pool. (T Perrins)

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper Carlton Hide (D Steeley)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

June 28th.

Broomy Croft Pool Kingsbury.
Red Crested Pochard (F). (J Allen).

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nearby Reports June 27th.

Leics
Black-tailed Godwits x4
Green Sandpiper x4 @ Rutland Water.

Staffs
Little Tern @ Blithfield.
Great Northen Diver still @ Chasewater.

Worcs
Quail @ Shenstone.
Black-tailed Godwit x3 @ Upton Warren.

Derbys
Black-necked Grebe @ Ambaston GPs.

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June 27th.

Draycote Water.
Common Cranes x2 briefly @ 14-45, before flying of low towards Thurlaston.
(R Mays, D Cox).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nearby Reports June 26th.

Derbys
Black-necked Grebe @ Ambaston GPs.

Worcs
Quail @ Shenstone.

Northants
Whooper Swan @ Earls Barton GPs.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nearby Reports June 25th.

W. Mids
Bee-eater @ Coventry.( over Capmartin Rd) & (Daimler Sq).

Staffs
Common Crossbill x30 @ Cannock Chase.
Common Crossbill x20 @ Hanchurch Woods.
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater.

Northants
Osprey @ Summer Leys NR.

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June 25th.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper x4 (M Silverman).

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nearby Reports June 24th..

Derbys
Black Tern @ Willington GPs.
Black-necked Grebe @ Ambaston GPs.

Worcs
Red Kite @ Upton Warren.

Leics
Ruff @ Eyebrook Res.
Bar-tailed Godwit @ Rutland Water.

Northants
Whooper Swan (adult)@ Earls Barton GPs.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Nearby Reports June 23rd.

Derbys
Black-necked Grebe @ Ambaston GPs.
Common Crossbill x7 @ Bottom Moore.

Staffs
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater.
Common Crossbill x6 @ Hanchurch Woods.

Northants
Whooper Swan (adult) @ Earls Barton GPs.

Leics
Common Crossbill x4 @ Bardon Hill.

Worcs
Common Crossbill x6 @ Bredon Hill.

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June 23rd.

Brandon Marsh.
Green Sandpiper (Birdguides).

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nearby Reports June 22nd.

Derbys
Black-necked Grebe @ Ambaston GPs.
Knot @ Willington GPs.

Staffs
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater.
Osprey @ Blithfield.

Leics
Little Tern @ Rutland Water.

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June 22nd. Bee-eater Brandon.

Bee-eater Brandon Marsh ......Photo by (J Judge).

Brandon Marsh.
European Bee-eater on wires this morning opposite entrance to Brandon Marsh NR.
The bird was present from 10-15 till 10-50 when flew N/East along the lane towards the village . The bird was also seen along side the golf course, and last seen at distance flying back towards the visitors centre around 11-35. The bird was found this morning by (G Rowling).

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nearby Reports June 21st.

Staffs
Sandwich Tern x2 briefly @Drayton Bassett Pits.

Derbys
Greenshank @ Willington GPs.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

June 20th.

Draycote Water.
Little Gull (1st summer) B Hazell.
Hobby (D Cox, R Mays).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 19th.

Draycote Water.
Little Gull (1s)
Buzzard x3
Common Tern x3
Raven (R Mays).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nearby Reports June 18th.

Staffordshire
Spotted Redshank (summer plumage) @ Belvide
+ Green Sandpiper.
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater.

Leicestershire
Green Sandpiper x2 Rutland Water.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nearby Reports June 17th.

Leicestershire
Alpine Swift reported @ Oakham.

Staffordshire
Spotted Redshank (summer plumage) @ Belvide Res.

Northamptonshire
Common Crossbill x9 Hulcote .
Common Crossbill x12 Fineshade Wood.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Nearby Reports June 16th.

Leicestershire
Little Gull (1s) @ Rutland Water.

Staffordshire
Spotted Redshank (summer plumage) @ Belvide Res.

West Midlands
Red Kite x2 west over Warstock Birm.

Northamptonshire
Little Tern @ Summer Leys NR.

Derbyshire
Common Crossbill x15 @ Goyt Valley.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Nearby Reports June 15th.

Common Crossbill x6 @ Warren Hills Leics.

Common Crossbill x20 @ Hanchurch Woods Staffs.

Common Crossbill x15 @ Annesley Notts.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nearby Reports June 14th.

Staffordshire
Crossbill x120 @ Hanchurch Woods.
Y L Gull (sub-adult) @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

Northamptonshire
Crossbill x9 @ Denton.

Leicestershire
Y L Gull @ Rutland Water.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Nearby Reports June 13th.

Worcestershire
Wood Sandpiper x2 @ Holt Prairie
+ Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper @ Gwen Finch NR.

Leicestershire
Y L Gull x2 @ Rutland Water

Staffordshire
Great Northern Diver still @ Chasewater

Northamptonshire
Graganey (drake) @ Summer Leys NR

Nottinghamshire
Y L Gull (2s) Kilvington
+ Green Sandpiper

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nearby Reports June 12th.

Leicestershire
Little Tern @ Eyebrook Res.

Nottinghamshire
Knot x3 @ Kilvington.

Staffordshire
Black-tailed Godwit x4 @ Belvide.

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June 12th.

Alvecote Pools.
Garganey x2 still on Mill Pool.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11th.

Alvecote Pools.
Garganey x pair on mill pool this evening, (Birdguides).

Seeswood Pool.
Little Owl
Common Tern x2 (D Hutton).

Draycote Water.
Black Tern (R Mays).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Nearby Reports June 10th.

Leicestershire
Garganey (drake) @ Rutland Water.

Worcestershire
Quail x2 @ Longdon Marsh .

Nottinghamshire
Little Stint @ Kilvington .

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June 10th.

Long Lawford.
Bee-Eater in Long Lawford village 16-30,( D Hall, J Judge).

Nuneaton.
Quail calling over Prescelly Close early morning (D Hutton).

Monday, June 09, 2008

Nearby Reports June 9th.

Leicestershire
Black-tailed Godwit @ Eyebrook Res.

Northamptonshire
Caspian Gull (1s) @ Ditchford GPs.

Staffordshire
Yellow-legged Gull (2s) @ Belvide Res.

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June 9th.

Osprey @ Draycote @ 14-00 (R Mays).

Red Kite south over Alvecote @ 17-10. (Birdguides).

Hobbies x2 @ Wootton Wawen
Turtle Dove. (Birdguides)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Nearby Reports June 8th.

Staffordshire
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater.
Pectoral Sandpiper @ Belvide.
Osprey @ Blithfield.

Derbyshire
Red Crested Pochards x2 drakes @ Willington GPs.
Red Kite west at 13-00 over Ogston Reservoire.

Worcestershire
Quail @ Longdon Marsh.

West Midlands
Grasshopper Warbler @ Marsh Lane.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Nearby Reports June 7th.

Staffordshire
Pectoral Sandpiper @ Belvide Reservoir
Osprey @ Blithfield
Garganey (drake) @ Drayton Bassett Pits.

West Midlands
Grasshopper Warbler @ Marsh Lane (around car park but elusive).

Northamptonshire
Wood Sandpiper @ Earls Barton GPs.

Derbyshire
Red Kite @ southeast of Pikehall off A5012.
Red Crested Pochard x2 drakes @ Willington GPs.

Leicestershire
Garganey x2 @ Cossington Meadows.

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Friday, June 06, 2008

June 6th.

Whittleford Nuneaton.
Red Kite over at 13-30 (J Steed).

Nearby Reports June 6th.

Staffordshire
Pectoral Sandpiper @ Belvide Reservoir.
Osprey @ Blithfield flew n/east at 16-40
Great Northern Diver still @ Chasewater.

Worcestershire
Yellow-legged Gull (2s) @ Holt Prairie.

Derbyshire
Red Crested Pochard x2 (drakes) @ Willington GPs
Marsh Harrier (through west) @ Willington GPs.

West Midlands
Grasshopper Warbler @ Marsh Lane (in car park area).

STOP PRESS
Citril Finch (male) Fair Isle.
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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Nearby Reports June 5th.

Leicestershire
Garganey x2 @ Cossington Meadow.

W.Midlands
Quail x2 @ Sutton Coldfield
Grasshopper Warbler @ Marsh Lane.

Worcestershire
Mandarin (drake) @ Upper Bittell Reservoir.

Staffordshire
Black Tern @ Chasewater.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

June 4th.

Brandon Marsh
Oystercatchers x4 adults + 2 chicks
Cuckoo
Hobbies x2
Redshank x4
Ringed Plover
Buzzard x5 ( B Headley , K Groocock).

Draycote Water
Common Tern x2
Buzzard x8
Turnstone (R Mays).

Nearby Reports June 4th.

Derbyshire
Great White Egret @ Ogston Res but flew of n/east @ 10-25.

Staffordshire
Fulmar still @ Blithfield
Red Kite over Belvide going west @ 15-30
Great Northern Diver still @ Chasewater
Black Tern @ Chasewater
Arctic Tern @ Chasewater.

Northants
Garganey (drake) @ Summer Leys NR.

OF INTEREST IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Storm Petrel @ Grafham Water (viewed from mander car park).

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Nearby Reports June 3rd.

Derbyshire
Red-footed Falcon (1s fem) morning only @ Willington GPs
Sanderling x1 @ Willington GPs, (on canal pit this evening)

Worcestershire
Yellow-legged Gull @ Grimley New Workings.

Staffordshire
Black Tern @Chasewater
Great Northern Diver @ Chasewater
Fulmar @ Blithfield.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Nearby Reports June 2nd.

Derbyshire
Red-footed Falcon (1s fem) Willington GPs .

Staffordshire
Fulmar still @ Blithfield.
Great Northern Diver still @ Chasewater

Leicestershire
Garganey pair @ Wanlip Meadows.


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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Nearby Reports June 1st.

Staffordshire
Fulmar still @ Blithfield.
Slavonian Grebe early morning only @ Gailey Res.
Garganey drake @ Whitemoor Haye.
Great Northern Diver still @ Chasewater.

Derbyshire
Sanderling x4 @ Willington GPs.
Kittiwake through late morning @ Ogston Res.
Black Tern x4 early morning only @ Ogston Res.

Leicestershire
Sanderling @ Rutland Water.
Garganey pair @ Wanslip Meadows.

Northamptonshire
Golden Oriole x2 early morning only @ Pitsford Res.


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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nearby Reports. May 31st.

Slavonian Grebe Gailey Res Staffs.

Hoopoe Berry Hill Fields (Stoke on Trent) Staffs.

Fulmar Blithfield Staffs.

Red-footed Falcon (morning only) Ingelby Derbys.

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May 31st.

Long Lawford
Probable Female Red-footed Falcon flew south at c4:30pm (J Judge)

Guys Cliffe Warwick.
Ked Kite (over).

Friday, May 30, 2008

Nearby Reports May 30th.

Marsh Sandpiper Rutland Water Leics.

Red-footed Falcon Ingelby Derbys.

Red-backed Shrike West Bridgeford Notts.

Hoopoe Berry Hill Fields (Stoke on Trent) Staffs.

Slavonian Grebe Gailey Res Staffs.

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May 30th.

Draycote Water.
Common Tern x7
Buzzard x5 (R Mays)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nearby Reports May 29th.

Marsh Sandpiper Rutland Water Leics.

Red-footed Falcon Ingelby Derbys.

Caspian Tern Oundle Northants.

Spoonbill Carsington Water Derbys.

Temmincks Stint x2 Willington GPs Derbys.

Slavonian Grebe Gailey Res Staffs.

Common Scoter x15 Bartley Res W.Mids.

Avocet Kilvington Notts.

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May 29th 2008

Draycote Water
Oystercatcher 3
Dunlin 2
Cuckoo
Hobby 2
Common Tern 4
Common Sandpiper 2 (R Mays)

Woodlands, Rugby
Red Kite over my garden 1605 mobbed by Hobby heading east(R Mays)

Middelton Hall.
Red Kite 12-45 (G Williams)

Brandon Marsh.
Hobbies x4
Cuckoo x5 (M Silverman)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Nearby Reports May 28th.

STOP PRESS
MARSH SANDPIPER...still Rutland Water Leics.

Red-footed Falcon...still Ingelby Derbys.


Photo,s by S Seal.

Willington GPs Derbys.
Temmincks Stint x2
Sanderling x6
Wood Sandpiper

Clifford Hill GPs Northants.
Fulmar

Rutland Water Leics.
Fulmar
Knot.

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May 28th.

Shustoke Res.
Black Tern
Common Tern x7
Swift 1500+ (B Kington).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nearby Reports May 27th.

STOP PRESS
Marsh Sandpiper Rutland Water Leics........this evening

Stilt Sandpiper Rutland Water Leics.........Flew off West.

Red-footed Falcon Ingelby Derbys.

Temmincks Stint Cossington Meadows NR Leics.

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May 27th.

Draycote Water.
Swift x 2000+
Common Sandpiper
Yellow Wagtail x2
Oystercatcher
Hobby
Cuckoo x2
Common Tern x8
(RM,SS,DH,BH,P&L Price).

Monday, May 26, 2008

Nearby Reports May 26th.

Red-footed Falcon Ingelby Derbys.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifton Pits Worcs.

Sanderling x3 Clifford Hill GPs Northants.

Pink-footed Goose Blithfield Staffs.

Fulmar x2 Rutland Water Leics.
Fulmar Holme Pieerepont Notts.
Fulmar Blithfield Staffs.

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May 26th.

Sanderling 2 and Knot at draycote Water this evening (R Mays)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nearby Reports May 25th.

Red-footed Falcon (fem) Ingleby Derbys.

Fulmar Rutland Water Leics.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose Clifton Pits Worcs.

Knot x6 Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.

Sanderling x2 Upton Warren Worcs.

Garganey Belvide Staffs.

Great Northern Diver Chasewater Staffs.

Black Tern Summer Leys NR Northants.

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May 25th.

Draycote Water.
Dunlin x2
Yellow Wagtail x2
Common Tern
Swift 400+
Common Sandpiper (R Mays)

Shustoke.
Swift 1600+
House Martin 200+
Common Tern x3 (B Kington)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nearby Reports May 24th.

Red-footed Falcon Ingleby Derbys.

Temmincks Stint Cossington Meadows Leics.

Sandwich Tern Summer Leys NR Northants.

Garganey Belvide Staffs.

Kittiwake Blithfield Staffs.
Arctic Tern x3

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May 24th.

Draycote Water.
Little Tern
Hobbies x3
Grey Plover (R Mays).

Brandon Marsh.
Hobby (C Irwin).

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nearby Reports May 23rd.

Red-footed Falcon (fem) Ingleby Derbys.

Little Tern Summer Leys NR Northants.

Garganey Belvide Staffs.

Grey Plover Cossington Meadows NR Leics.

Sanderling Rutland Water Leics.

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May 23rd.

Shustoke.
Common Sandpiper
Cuckoo (J Harris)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nearby Reports May 22nd.

Ingleby Derbys.
Red-footed Falcon (f)

Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.
Temmincks Stint x2
Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper

Eyebrook Res Leics.
Grey Plover

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May 22nd.

Brandon Marsh.
Grasshopper Warbler
Hobby
Spotted Flycatcher (D Hunt)

Whitacre Heath NR.
Hobby
Cuckoo x2
Oystercatcher x2 (J Wesson)

Canal Pool Kingsbury.
Turnstone (S Cawthray)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21st.

Draycote Water.
Common Scoter x pair
Common Tern x4
Greenshank (R Mays)

Whittleford CP.
Raven (R Dawkins)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nearby Reports May 20th.

Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.
Turnstone x2
Avocet
Garganey
Wood Sandpiper

Northampton Northants.
Wryneck

Marsh Lane W.Mids.
Little Egret x3

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May 20th.

Seeswood Pool.
Red Kite
Common Tern x2 (D Hutton)

Fishers Mill.
Turtle Dove (S Payne)

Monday, May 19, 2008

May 19th.

Curdworth.
Harrier sp over M42 @ 9-15 (Birdguides).

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Nearby Reports May 18th.

Purple Heron Rutland Water Leics.

Honey Buzzard Willington GPs Derbys.

Wood Sandpiper Holt Prairie Worcs.

Turnstone x2 Rutland Water Leics.
Turnstone Throckmorton Worcs.

Sanderling Stanwick GPs Northants.

Avocet x3 Willington GPs Derbys.
Avocet Croxall GPs Staffs.

Grey Plover Uttoxeter Quarry Staffs.

Knot Marsh Lane W.Mids.

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May 18th.


Greenshank....Haunch Lane....Photo,s by (S Seal).

Draycote Water
Turnstone
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper (J D and P Hall)

Cliff Pool Kingsbury.
Turnstone x2
LR Plover x5
Common Sandpiper x2
Yellow Wagtail (T Perrins, G Rowling).

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank
Redshank x2
LR Plover (S Seal, D Hutton)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Nearby Reports May 17th.

Purple Heron Rutland Water Leics.

Great White Egret Blithfield Staffs.

Roseate Tern Doxey Marshes Staffs.

Temmincks Stint Kilvington Notts.

Avocet Drayton Bassett Staffs.

Grey Plover Whitemoor Haye Staffs.

Curlew Sandpiper Summer Leys NR Northants.

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May 17th.

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank x1 (J Galletly)

Coleshill GPs.
Wood Sandpiper (T Perrins)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Nearby Reports May 16th.

Whimbrel x8 Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.

Temmincks Stint Kilvington Notts.

Sanderling x2 Willington GPs Derbys.
Sanderling x2 Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.
Sanderling Grimley New Workings Worcs.

Little Tern Rutland Water Leics.

Ruff Marsh Lane W.Mids.

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May 16th.

Greenshank......Haunch Lane......Photo by (S Seal).


Greenshank......Haunch Lane......Photo by (S Seal).

Greenshank......Haunch Lane......Photo by (S Seal).

Draycote Water

Black Tern

Common Tern x 26 (J Judge)

Haunch Lane.
Greenshank x3
LR Plover x2
Redshank x2 (T Perrins)

Coleshill GPs.
Wood Sandpiper (B Kington)



Brandon Marsh.
Barn Owl (K Groocock)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nearby Reports May 15th.

Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.
Little Stint
Greenshank
Turnstone x2
Ringed Plover x9

Rutland Water Leics.
Wood Sandpiper

Summer Leys NR Northants.
Wood Sandpiper

Kilvington Notts.
Temmincks Stint

Marsh Lane W.Mids.
Ruff

Doxey Marshes Staffs.
Wood Sandpiper

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May 15th.

Whittleford Nuneaton.
Peregrine
Raven (D Hutton)

Shustoke Res.
Common Sandpiper
Common Tern x4 (B Kington)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nearby Reports May 14th.

Thrapston GPs Northants.
Black Kite

Summer Leys Northants.
Black Kite
Wood Sandpiper

Malvern Hills Worcs.
Honey Buzzard

Rutland Water Leics.
Avocet
Wood Sandpiper

Upton Warren Worcs.
Wood Sandpiper x4

Marsh Lane W.Mids.
Ruff

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May 14th.

Brandon Marsh.
Cuckoo
Hobby (C Irwin)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nearby Reports May 13th.

Doxey Marshes Staffs.
Wood Sandpiper

Summer Leys CP Northants.
Wood Sandpiper

Watermead CP Leics.
Temmincks Stint

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Steve Seal

May 13th.

Brandon Marsh.
Hobbies x3
Ringed Plover x2 (S Greer)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Nearby Reports May 12th.

Doxey Marshes Staffs.
European Bee-eater (this evening)

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May 12th.

Draycote Water
Sanderling (JD Sells)
Common Tern x20 (B Hazell)

Long Compton.
White Stork (over east) (Birdguides)

Cliff Pool Kingsbury.
Wood Sandpiper (B Duckhouse)

Fishers Mill
Hobbies x2
Turtle Dove (B Kington)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Nearby Reports May 11th.

Black-necked Grebe Belvide Staffs.

Wood Sandpiper Marsh Lane W.Mids.
Wood Sandpiper Summer Leys NR Northants.

Garganey x2 Doxey Marshs Staffs.
Garganey x2 Upton Warren Worcs.
Garganey x2 Attenborough NR Notts.
Garganey Whitemoor Haye Staffs.
Garganey Carsington Water Derbys.
Garganey Drayton Bassett Pits Staffs.

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May 11th.

Draycote Water.
Black Tern x1 (Birdguides)

Shustoke Res.
Common Sandpiper x2
Hobby x1
Common Tern x5 (S Seal)

Fishers Mill
Turtle Dove
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (G Williams)

W.W.B. Tern Draycote May 10th.

White winged Black Tern...Draycote...Photo by (B Duckhouse).


Draycote,s White winged Black......Photo,s by (S Seal).

An adult White winged Black Tern was present for most of the day at Draycote Water viewed from farnborough bank , this was Draycote,s 8th record. White winged Black Terns breed in Hungary and Bulgaria eastwards into Asia and winter in Africa south of the Sahara. On migration a few join parties of Black Terns and are some-times displaced westwards as far as Britian.
Previous Warwickshire records,
Alvecote Pools 12-07-69
Draycote 24-08-70
Kingsbury WP 27-06-81
Draycote 18-09-82
Kingsbury WP 21-08-83
Draycote 24-09-83
Draycote 26-07-96
Draycote 29-07-01
Kingsbury WP 26-08-01
Draycote 15-07-03
Draycote 23-08-03
Dosthill 01-08-05.

S Seal.........