Saturday, December 17, 2011

17th Dec 2011

Brandon Marsh
Bittern
Black-tailed Godwit (various)

Warksbirds Hotmail

Stuff posted to WarksBirds hotmail account.

Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1st
Radway, at the foot of Edgehill 
Short Eared Owl (J.Moore)

13th Nov
Draycote Water 
Red Breasted Merganser (1) Common Scoter female (1) Goosander (6)Goldeneye (22) Redshank (1) Dunlin (4) Shelduck (1) in flight Golden Plover (17) overhead Great Crested Grebe 100+ (S McCausland) 

23rd Oct
Lea Marston 
Raven (N.Ward)

17th Oct
Packwood 
Hooded Crow (B.Beesley)

2nd Oct
Ufton Village 
Marsh Harrier, flying southernly (M.Spirito)

29th Sept
Middleton 
Little Stint (2) on New Reedbed, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Hobby (C.Green)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

17th November 2011

Brandon Marsh (RBA)
Bittern
West Marsh @ 0706hrs

Draycote Water (RBA)
Common Scoter (f)
White Fronted Geese (10)
In field below Farborough Bank

Ladywalk (Permit Only) (RBA)
Bittern
Jack Snipe

Stratford upon Avon (RBA)
Black Redstart (f/1w)
At Bearley @ 1500

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

16th November 2011

Dosthill (RBA)
Short Eared Owl (2)

Draycote Water (K Groocock)
Common Scoter (1f)
Rock Pipit (1)
Farborough Bank

Packington Park (RBA)
Great White Egret (4)
Unconfirmed report of four flying north over park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

15th November 2011

Brandon Marsh (RBA)
Bittern on West Marsh at 1022

Monday, November 14, 2011

13th November 2011

Brandon Marsh (RBA)
Bittern

Coton Hall (RBA)
Little Gull

Dosthill (RBA)
Short Eared Owl (4)
Hen Harrier

Draycote Water (RBA)
Red Breasted Merganser (2f)

Morton Bagot  (RBA)
White Fronted Goose (2) Briefly @ 1000

14th November 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Red Breasted Merganser (2f)
Common Scoter (1f)

Friday, November 11, 2011

11th November 2011

Coton Hall
Little Gull (9) Briefly at Coton Lakes 1pm (RBA)

Stratford upon Avon
Black Redstart 3.5mls NNW of Stratford at Bearley (RBA)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

10th November 2011

Brandon Marsh
Bittern (RBA) on West Marsh this morning

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

9th November 2011

Draycote Water
Purple Sandpiper  (1) (K Groocock, B Hazell)
Rock Pipit (1)
Red Breasted Merganser (1)
Goosander (6f 1m)
Redshank (1)
Dunlin (13)
Brent Goose (9 over) (J Judge)
Water Pipit (1) (T Marlow)

(Images (c) K Groocock)




Saturday, October 15, 2011

15th October 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Spoonbill observed to fly off at 0930

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Friday, October 14, 2011

14th October 2011

Draycote Water (K Groocock et al)
SPOONBILL at overflow

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe



Spoonbill (K Groocock)


Thursday, October 13, 2011

13th October 2011

Brandon Marsh
Short Eared Owl
Merlin

Draycote Water
Rock Pipit (2)
Red Crested Pochard (1f)

Napton Reservoir (K Groocock)
Black Necked Grebe
Raven (21)
Hobby
Merlin (f)
Kingfisher
Snipe (4 over)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

02nd October 2011

Napton Reservoir 
Black Necked Grebe (J Wesson et al) 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

18th September 2011

Napton Reservoir
Black Necked Grebe(Bumbling Bears)

Black-necked Grebe Jon Hall

17th September 2011

Napton Reservoir
Black Necked Grebe (Di Stone, A Haynes)

Friday, September 16, 2011

16th September 2011

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Thursday, September 15, 2011

15th September 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Curlew Sandpiper
Artic Tern (5)

Earlswood Lakes (RBA)
Arctic Tern
On windmill pool

Middleton Lakes RSPB (RBA)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
On feeders at boardwalk

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

14th September 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Arctic Tern
Curlew Sandpiper (juv)

Earlswood Lakes (RBA)
Arctic Tern (juv)
Windmill Pool

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Shustoke Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Warwick (Hatton Locks) (RBA)
Manx Shearwater
Near Bridge 53 - left from pay & display car park, relocated at lock 38.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

13th September 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Manx Shearwater
Shag (juv)
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
No sign of yesterdays Gannet

Earlswood Lakes (RBA)
Arctic Tern
Terrys Pool

Napton Reservoir (RBA)
Black Necked Grebe

Warwick (Hatton Locks) (RBA)
Manx Shearwater
Walk left from car park, on canal, between two locks before bridge 53.

Monday, September 12, 2011

12th September 2011

Draycote Water
Gannet (RBA)

Earlswood Lakes (RBA)
Arctic Tern (4)

Shustoke Reservoir (RBA)
Black tern
Arctic Tern (2)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

11th September 2011

Draycote Water
Little Stint Farborough Spit (RBA)
Red Crested Pochard (3) Rainbow Corner (RBA)
Wheatear Farborough Spit
Curlew Sandpiper Farborough Spit

Priors Hardwick (Nr sheepwash) @ 0830 (RBA)
Yellow Legged Gull (2)
Redstart

Seeswood Pool @ 1130 (RBA)
Osprey (over)

Whitacre Heath (M Pollock)
Redstart (1m 1juv)
Swallow (c200)
Yellow Wagtail (c40)
Blackcap (6)
Siskin (5) (over)

10th September 2011

Draycote Water
Black Tern
Little Stint
Greenshank
Dunlin (c15)
Ringed Plover (7)
Common Sandpiper
Wheatear (5)
Yellow Wagtail (4)
Reported by J Wesson on Draycote Birding  www.draycotebirding.co.uk

Friday, September 09, 2011

9th September 2011

Draycote Water (RBA)
Curlew Sandpiper
Arctic Tern
Black Tern
Little Stint
Shag
Common Tern
Imm Kittiwake
Imm Little Gull
No reports of Manx Shearwater

8th September 2011

Draycote Water
Manx Shearwater
Curlew Sandpiper
Little Stint
Knot
Turnstone
Ruff
Greenshank (3)
Little Ringed Plover (3)
Dunlin (c26)
Ringed Plover (9)
Common Sandpiper (3)
Little Gull (3)
Black tern (3)
Common tern
Yellow Legged Gull
Wheatear (3)
Yellow Wagtail (c12)
Kingfisher
Raven (2)
Swift (c30)
J Judge; T Marlow; R Mays; B Hazell; M Phillips; K Groocock; D Hutton.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

7th September 2011

Draycote Water
Manx Shearwater
Knot
Little Stint
Turnstone
Ruff
Wheatear
Swift
Black Tern
Little Gull
Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Yellow Wagtail
Curlew Sandpiper
K Groocock; T Marlow; R Mays; C Potter.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

4th September 2011

Brandon Marsh
Whinchat
Carlton Hide (RBA)

Draycote Water
Little Stint
Ruff
Greenshank
Farborough Bank @ 1030 (RBA)

Middleton Lakes
Merlin
On heather by wetland walk @ 1649 (RBA)

Morton Bagot
Ruff
Tree Pipit (over)
This morning (RBA)

Priors Hardwick
Redstart
At SP455568 @ 0800 (RBA)

Warwick
Whinchat (2)
In scrub at centre of Warwick Racecourse (RBA)

Saturday, September 03, 2011

3d Sept 2011

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank Bassett North
Little Egret Fishers Mill
Hobby From car park (Colin Green)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

28th August 2011

Draycote Water
Little Stint (Ad) Between sailing club and Hensborough Bank at 1235 (RBA)

Salford Priors Gravel Pit
Little Stint At Marsh Farm Quarry in afternoon (RBA)


Shustoke Reservoir
Black Necked Grebe (Juv) South end of reservoir, though elusive at 1021 (RBA)
Ruff Evening (RBA)
Black Tailed Godwit Evening (RBA)
Hen Harrier Evening (RBA)
No further sign of the Black Necked Grebe (RBA)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

26th August 2011

Wormleighton Reservoir
Black Tern briefly a.m. (Jon Bowley)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

25th August 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Garganey eclipse male, Terry's Pool (Matt Griffiths)
Further sightings: http://earlswood.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 20, 2011

20th August 2011

Seckington
Hobby x 2
Yellow Wagtail x 2
Little Owl
Wheatear (A Archer)

Middleton Hall
Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

11th August 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin Duck female/juvenile at Engine Pool (Matt Griffiths)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10th August 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Greenshank over Engine Pool, c. 9:15 am (Matt Griffiths)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

9th August 2011

Draycote Water
Wood Sandpiper (Toft shallows)
Black Tailed Godwit (of the race Islandica)
Sanderling (Farborough bank)
All off Hensborough Bank at 1300 (RBA)

(Images by Dave Hutton)



Tuesday, August 02, 2011

1st August 2011

Draycote Water
Red Breasted Merganser still off Farborough Point (Dave Hutton)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

31st July 2011

Draycote Water
Red Breasted Merganser off Farborough Point (Kevin Groocock)
Goosander (1f) off Draycote Bank near valve tower (Kevin Groocock)





Fishers Mill
Wood Sandpiper on Reedbed Pool (RBA)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

21st July 2011

Earlswood Lakes
4 Black-tailed Godwits circled over c. 5:25 am, left NE (Matt Griffiths)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

16th July 2011

Brandon Marsh
Red Kite - over East Marsh at 1805 (Steve McAusland)

Fishers Mill
Quail - male singing in cornfield this afternoon (RBA)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

13 July 2011

Earlswood Lakes
1 Whimbrel c. 5:50 - 6:20 am only,
4 Black-tailed Godwits briefly early morning (Matt Griffiths)

Friday, July 08, 2011

8th July 2011

Earlswood Lakes
1 Black-tailed Godwit during afternoon (Matt Griffiths)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

5th July 2011

Earlswood (W.Mids)
No sign of yesterday's Hoopoe (Matt Griffiths)

Monday, July 04, 2011

4th July 2011

Earlswood (W.Mids)
Hoopoe in private horse fields at 11am then flew off (RG)
No further sign but juv Wheatear in area (Matt Griffiths, RG)

Hartshill
Stone Curlew low over heading east 11:40 pm (John Harris)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

24th June 2011

Flecknoe
Corncrake Calling early evening. In bean field at Flecknoe turning off A425. (RBA)

Now reported as erroneous on RBA!!! (KJG)


Alcester
Red Kite over NE to SW at 16:45 (Mary Lindsey)

Monday, June 20, 2011

20th June 2011

Draycote Water
Oystercatcher
Redshank
Little Ringed Plover (Keith Foster)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

15th June 2011

Fishers Mill
Caspian Gull (2 both 1s) on reedbed pool at 1510hrs. (RBA)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

13th June 2011

Fishers Mill
Caspian Gull (2 both 1s) (RBA)
Yellow Legged Gull (1 2s) (RBA)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

7th June 2011

Coventry
Red Kite over Walsgrove area at 2:30pm (Pablo Gardner)

Monday, May 30, 2011

30th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Up to 2 Arctic Terns from causeway late evening, but no sign of Night Heron since 28th (Matt Griffiths)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

28th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron over Engine Pool at 8:40 pm (Matt Griffiths et al.)

Friday, May 27, 2011

27th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron flew over the dam 3 times at 20.41 (Birdguides)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

26th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron over Engine Pool at 8:20 pm (Matt Griffiths et al.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron over Engine Pool at 8:25 pm (Matt Griffiths et al.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

24th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Arctic Tern from causeway mid-morning only (Matt Griffiths)
Night Heron over Engine Pool at 8:15 pm (Matt Griffiths et al.)

Atherstone
Arctic Tern x 1 fishing on Atherstone Mill Pool (Birdguides)

Monday, May 23, 2011

23rd May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron flew over Engine Pool 07:00 (Matt Griffiths)
Flew over Windmill Pool 21:30 (RBA)

Draycote Water
Kittiwake in Rainbow Corner (Birdguides)

Little Packington
Osprey over west (Birdguides)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

22nd May 2011

Brandon Marsh
Osprey
Greenshank (Birdguides)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

21st May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron flew over Earlswood Lakes towards Terry's Pool early morning (06:40) & flew from Terry's Pool over Engine Pool and appeared to land on private land east of Valley Road at 20:15 (Birdguides)

Friday, May 20, 2011

20th May 2011

Earlswood lakes
Night Heron showing well this morning from 7.45 - 8.30am on the far end of Terry's pool (Aaron Yorke)


Night Heron by Aaron Yorke

Thursday, May 19, 2011

19th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron adult flew to oak tree between Windmill Pool and Springbrook Lane early evening (Birdguides)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

18th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron Reports since 1800, latest at 1900 in oak by small pool 200yds west of Springbrooke Lane (RBA)
                           
                                  Night Heron by Dave Hutton

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

17th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron flew towards Terry's Pool @ 1005 (Matt Griffiths) and over Engine Pool @1750 (Matt Griffiths) also reported late evening in hawthorn, 700yds north of Windmill Pool (RBA).

Shustoke Reservoir
Black Throated Diver flew NW towards Hams Hall at 7.30a.m. today when disturbed by dog jumping into water (Paul Lathbury)
Oystercatcher x 1
Ringed Plover x 1


Black-throated Diver leaving Shustoke by Paul Lathbury

Monday, May 16, 2011

16th May 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Black Throated Diver (Juv) (Many Observers)
Arctic Tern (2)



Black Throated Diver (K Groocock)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

15th May 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Night Heron reported flying towards Terry's Pool at 0900. Later at 2015 at Terrys Pool (Matt Griffiths)

Shustoke Reservoir
Black Throated Diver (Juv) 1256 (Steve Seal)


Black-throated Diver by Steve Seal

Saturday, May 14, 2011

13th May 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Black-throated Diver x1 first summer (Dave Hutton)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

12th May 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Black-throated Diver x1 (S.Haynes)

Monday, May 09, 2011

9th May 2011

Brandon Marsh
Hobby x 2 and Cuckoo x 2 this evening (Steve McAusland)

Draycote Water
Little Gull x 1 (Birdguides)

Sunday, May 08, 2011

8th May 2011

Ladywalk NR
ALPINE SWIFT over car park (Birdguides)

Morton Bagot
Whinchat x 2 (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Cuckoo calling from Clowes Wood (Birdguides)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

7th May 2011

Draycote Water (D.Hutton)
Little Tern
Black Tern (3)
Little Gull (5)

Earlswood Lakes (Windmill Pool - RBA)
Arctic Tern
Little Gull (2)

Friday, May 06, 2011

6th May 2011

Draycote Water
Sanderling x 2 on Farborough Bank (Birdguides)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

5th May 2011

Draycote Water
Little Tern
Little Gull adult (Birdguides)


Brandon Marsh

Wood Sandpiper on East Marsh Pool this morning (Birdguides)
Hobby x 1, Cuckoo x 1, Redshank x 2 this evening (Steve McAusland)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

3rd May 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Black Tern x 5
Little Gull x 3, 2 x adult and 1 x 1st summer by late evening (Dave Hutton)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Cuckoo (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Black Tern x 3 on Windmill Pool (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Black Tern 30+
Little Gull x 5, 3 x adult and 2 x 1st-summer (Birdguides)


Little Gull and Black Terns at Shustoke by Dave Hutton
http://dave-hutton.blogspot.com/


Monday, May 02, 2011

2nd May 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Whimbrel x 1 briefly before moving on north this morning (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Black Tern x 2 on Engine Pool between 19.20 and 20.00 (Martin Lindop)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

1st May 2011

Draycote Water
Bar Tailed Godwit (37) flew through (RBA)
Little Gull (6) (RBA)

Earlswood Lakes
Little Gull Adult on Windmill Pool
Arctic Tern c15 (total 60 through throughout morning per Birdguides)
Mandarin Duck drake (Kay Donaghy)

Middleton Lakes
Whinchat RSPB Play Meadow (G Williams et al)

Shustoke
Bar Tailed Godwit (4) flew through (RBA)

Napton Reservoir
Hobby x 2 above fields SW of the large reservoir (Tony Gray)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

30th April 2011

Draycote Water
Black Tern x 2 this evening
Grey Plover
Bar-tailed Godwit x 2
Sandwich Tern through earlier (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Arctic Tern x 2 on Engine Pool this afternoon (Birdguides)

Friday, April 29, 2011

29th April 2011

Coventry
Waxwing x 6 Canley Road (Chris Flanagan)

Kingsbury WP
Arctic Tern x 1 (Birdguides)

Shustoke Reservoir
Arctic Tern x 3 (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Bar-tailed Godwits x 13 over NE
Arctic Tern x 3 (Birdguides)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

28th April 2011

Seeswood Pool
Arctic Tern x6
Common Tern x2
Lesser Whitethroat x1 (D.Hutton)

Shustoke
Arctic Tern x3
Common Tern 10+
Swift x10 (D.Hutton)

Earlswood Lakes
Arctic Tern x 1 on Windmill Pool (Birdguides)


Arctic Tern at Shustoke by Dave Hutton

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

27th April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Ruff (f) on East Marsh (K Groocock)

Draycote Water
Little Gull (RBA)
Whimbrel In Toft Bay at 1700 (RBA)

Earlswood Lakes
Arctic Tern (2) (RBA)
Mandarin on Windmill Pool (M Griffiths)
Swift (Over) (M Griffiths)

Kingsbury Water Park (Cliff Pool)
Honey Buzzard Flew north at 1030 (RBA)

Monday, April 25, 2011

25th April 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Sandwich Tern x 3 late morning
Mandarin Duck (Birdguides)

Sandwich Tern x 1 still present at 5:15pm on buoy on Windmill Pool
Lesser Whitethroat in scrub to south of Windmill Pool (Matthew Griffiths)

Nuneaton
Grasshopper Warbler up to 3 present at Gipsy Lane (Dave Hutton)

Brandon Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler x 5 reeling at east end of reserve
Ruff (Steve Valentine)


Grasshopper Warbler at Brandon Marsh by Steve Valentine


Grasshopper Warbler at Gipsy Lane by Dave Hutton


Grasshopper Warbler at Brandon Marsh by M
ax Silverman

Sunday, April 24, 2011

24th April 2011

Long Itchington
Red Kite over at 1:00pm (Dan Grantham)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

23rd April 2011

Hampton Lucy
Waxwing 10+ feeding in top of oak next to bridge over River Avon mid-afternoon (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Garganey (Birdguides)

Nuneaton
Grasshopper Warbler x 3 still present at Gipsy Lane this afternoon (Paul Lathbury)


Grasshopper Warblers at Nuneaton by Paul Lathbury



Friday, April 22, 2011

22nd April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Ruff (f) (I Brown)
Grasshopper Warbler (4) (I Brown)

Keresley
Waxwing (15) On Watery Lane in CP of Hare & Hounds Pub but flew off. (RBA)

Middleton Lakes - North Pit
Black Tern (3) (RBA)
Garganey (RBA)
Marsh Harrier (RBA)
Greenshank (3) (RBA)
Grasshopper Warbler
Pink-footed Goose

Waxwing
(12) In craft centre car park (RBA)

Morton Bagot
Wood Sandpiper (2) (RBA)
Marsh Harrier (RBA)
Ruff (RBA)
Redstart (RBA)



Grasshopper Warbler at Brandon Marsh by Max Silverman

Thursday, April 21, 2011

21st April 2011

Draycote Water
Black Tern (11) (K Groocock et al)

Kingsbury Water Park - Cliff Pool
Black Tailed Godwit (2) (K Sargent)
Grasshopper Warbler (K Sargent)

Kingsbury South
Common Tern (5) (K Sargent)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

20th April 2011

Draycote Water
Marsh Harrier One over heading NE at 1040 (RBA)
Black Tern (3) 1430 (RBA)
Arctic Tern (1) 1400 (RBA)

Earlswood Lakes
Whinchat male
Mandarin still on Windmill Pool

Middleton Hall
Waxwing (14) On craft centre carpark (RBA)
Black Tailed Godwit (1) On Hall Lake (RBA)

Ladywalk Reserve (Permit Only)
Grasshopper Warbler (3)
Cuckoo

Alvecote Pools
Marsh Harrier male circled Upper Pool from 13.10 to 13.15 (R Smith)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

19th April 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Little Tern x 3 over Engine Pool, flew towards Terry's Pool and were not seen again (Martin Lindop)

Brandon Marsh
Hobby
Cuckoo
Lesser Whitethroat
Wheatear x 2 male
Grasshopper Warbler
Garden Warbler (Keith Yates)

Warwick
Black Redstart female in private garden (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Black Tern x 1
Little Gull x 2 (Birdguides)

Monday, April 18, 2011

18th April 2011

Draycote Water
Osprey flew north
Little Gull x 24
Black Tern x 4
Arctic Tern x 2 (Birdguides)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

17th April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Marsh Harrier female over Newlands Marsh this afternoon (Birdguides)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

16th April 2011

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Waxwing
x 8 near craft centre car park (Birdguides)

Friday, April 15, 2011

15th April 2011

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Waxwing
c.20 still in the craft centre car park at Middleton Hall (Birdguides)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

14th April 2011

Middleton Hall Lakes RSPB
Waxwing
x 13 large tree behind Middleton Hall
Grasshopper Warbler

Sedge Warbler
x 6 singing
Wheatear
x (pair) at north pit
Dunlin

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Ringed Plover
x 2
Common Tern
x 3
Goosander
x 1 redhead (John Harris)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

13th April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Wheatear

Draycote Water (Bob Hazell et al)
Wheatear (2) Farborough Bank
Yellow Wagtail (29) Farborough Bank
Blue Headed Wagtail Farborough Bank
Common Sandpiper (1) Fishing Pontoons
Brambling (c15) North Shore
Common Tern

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

12th April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Golden Plover c30/35 over East Marsh at 1130 (A Burton)

Draycote Water
Brambling c12 Lincroft Point
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail c11
Sand Martin c300
House Martin
Swallow

Kingsbury Water Park (Cliff Pool)
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper (2)

Coleshill
Hobby flew over Blythe Bridge towards Shustoke

Middleton
Waxwing c20 Crafte centre car park

Drayton Basset Pits
Pink Footed Goose
Common Sandpiper

Monday, April 11, 2011

11th April 2011

Seeswood Pool Wheatear x1 female on hedgerow at the back end (D.Hutton) Coventry Red Kite soaring over Foleshill/Stoke area at 10:45am (Steve Lane) Brandon Marsh Ruff East Marsh (RBA) Middleton Lakes RSPB Waxwing x 14 13:30 (RBA) Draycote Water Osprey over (Birdguides)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

10th April 2011

Seeswood Pool
Sedge Warbler x1 singing at the back end (D.Hutton)

Draycote Water
Black Tern off Farborough Bank 1025 (D Hutton)
Little Gull (2)
Sandwich Tern (2)
Common Tern
Blue Headed Wagtail

Southam
Raven over (Tony Gray)

Brandon Marsh
Marsh Harrier
Cuckoo

Kingsbury
Green Sandpiper (4)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

April 9th 2011

Long Lawford (Rugby)
Red Kite heading NW at midday (Bumbling Bears)

Fishers Mill
Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake
(Reported on unofficial Brandon site)

Friday, April 08, 2011

8th April 2011

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake Still on East Marsh (RBA, C Farr)
Cuckoo heard near Carlton Hide (C Farr)
Swallow x 5 on wires (C Farr)
Wheatear male on East Marsh (G Wooton et al)

Shustoke Reservoir
Red-Crested Pochard fem off car park area

Kingsbury
Green Sandpiper (4) Cliff Pool (B Duckhouse)

Draycote Water
White Wagtail Farborough Bank (B Hazell)

Thursday, April 07, 2011

7th April 2011

Coton Lakes
Reed Warbler x2 (D.Hutton)

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake from East Marsh Hide at 0720 (S McAusland)
Reed & Sedge Warbler reported (P Norman)

Ladywalk Reserve (Permit only)
Reed Warbler from hide B (Birding Today)

Draycote Water
Little Gull (2 first summer)
Osprey (1) Over Biggin Bay
Little Ringed Plover (1) Near old visitor centre
Swallow (2)
Brambling (2f) (all K Groocock)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Waxwing c.20 at Middleton by craft centre car park (for 2nd day) (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin Duck drake on Windmill Pool (Birdguides)

Long Compton
Common Redstart female (Birdguides)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

6th April 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Red Crested Pochard female, at east end. (RBA)

Long Compton
Redstart (RBA)

Draycote Water
Little Gull (5 - 3 first summer, 2 adult)
Mediterranean Gull (1 nr adult)
Wheatear
Brambling (North Shore)

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake on East Marsh throughout the day (RBA K Groocock et al)
Osprey over this afternoon
Swallow (3) (K Groocock et al)
Pink Footed Goose on golf course near Newlands (K Groocock)


Spotted Crake at Brandon Marsh by Kevin Groocock


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

5th April 2010

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake - showing well in channel to left of East Marsh Hide for several hours this morning (Ade Johnson et al)
Golden Plover - c150 over (Ade Johnson)

Earlswood Lakes (Engine Pool)
Little Gull at 13:33 (Mark Sulway)
Common Tern (Mark Sulway)

Warwick
Redstart Male at Guys Cliffe, briefly 12:42, (RBA)

Shustoke Reservoir
Red-crested Pochard female still (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Red-breasted Merganser x 2 (1 drake) off valve tower then flew north
Sandwich Tern

Little Gull x 4 (all 1s)
Mediterranean Gull x2
Rock Pipit
Yellow Wagtail x 11
White Wagtail
Wheatear
Cuckoo
Brambling 15+ ( Birding Today)

Monday, April 04, 2011

4th April 2010

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake in channel to left of East Marsh Hide on & off today (J Wesson)
Osprey passed through late afternoon

Earlswood Lakes
Little Gull first summer on Engine Pool 07.15 to 11.00 at least (Martin Lindop)

Claybrooke Marsh, Coventry
Redstart male (P Gibson)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

3rd April 2011

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
Spotted Crake in reeds from Wright Hide early morning
Pied Flycatcher male in New Hare Covert (RBA)

Draycote Water
Little Gull x 2 first summers

Shustoke Reservoir
Red-crested Pochard female on Fly Fishing Pool still
Cuckoo (A Archer)

Middleton Hall
Little Ringed Plover x 2
Green Sandpiper x 4 (A Archer)

Alvecote Pools
Goosander x 2 females on Mill Pool
Swallow x 5 over Mill Pool
House Martin over Gilman's Pool
Blackcap male singing at Gilman's Pool (A Archer)

Seeswood Pool
Cuckoo heard calling from the direction of Lady Wood this morning

Whittleford Park
Chiffchaff x 5
Blackcap x 2

Bilton, Rugby
Blackcap male in private garden (James Thornton)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

2nd April 2011

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
Spotted Crake
showed well for 10 minutes from Jon Baldwin Hide (A Archer)
Golden Plover x 5 on East Marsh
Little Ringed Plover x 4 on East Marsh
Blackcap x 2 singing males
Willow Warbler x 2 singing males
Marsh Tit

Shustoke Reservoir

Red-crested Pochard
female on Fly Fishing Pool
Sandwich Tern flew in to roost at 6.20pm (S Cawthray, D Hutton)

Draycote Water

Little Gull
at least 3 (Birdguides)


Sandwich Tern at Shustoke Reservoir by Dave Hutton

Friday, April 01, 2011

1st April 2011

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
Spotted Crake from Baldwin Hide on & off but very elusive (RBA)

Shustoke Reservoir
Red-crested Pochard female at dusk
Merlin female flew north
House Martin (P Forbes)

Middleton Hall
Green Sandpiper x 5 on Hall Lake (J Allen)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

31st March 2011

Draycote Water
Little Gull first summer
Yellow Wagtail x 6 (RBA)

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
White Wagtail x 1 (Birdguides)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30th March 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin drake on Windmill Pool (Martin Lindop)

Ladywalk NR
Waxwing x 60 in car park at 1.00pm (Birdguides)

Warwick
Waxwing x 12 outside A&E at Warwick Hospital feeding on berries (Birdguides)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

29th March 2011

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake
still from East Hide (Paul Lathbury, Max Silverman)
Osprey
over at 10:00am (Birdguides)

Stratford-upon-Avon

Waxwing
x 4 in private garden (Birdguides)

Draycote Water

Little Gull
x 2 adult and 1st summer off Farborough Bank (Birdguides)


Spotted Crake at Brandon by Max Silverman

Spotted Crake at Brandon by Paul Lathbury

Monday, March 28, 2011

28th March 2011

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
Spotted Crake again from East Marsh Hide early morning
Willow Warbler (RBA)

Draycote Water
Black Redstart still around boats at sailing club (RBA)

Alvecote Pools
Waxwing x 27 flew south west over Mill Pool Bank at 5.35pm (A Archer)
Shelduck x 8 on Mill Pool
Willow Tit x 2 at Gilman's Pool

Sunday, March 27, 2011

27th March 2011

Brandon Marsh
Spotted Crake on East Marsh left of the hide (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Black Redstart x 1 by sailing club
Little Gull x 2
Sand Martin x 100 (Steve Valentine)
Rock Pipit (Birdguides)

Ladywalk NR
Waxwing x 8 in car park (Birdguides)


Black Redstart at Draycote by Steve Valentine
http://stevevalentine.co.uk

Saturday, March 26, 2011

26th March 2011

Shustoke Reservoir
Little Gull x 1 (Birdguides)

Ladywalk
Waxwing x 22 by the car park (Birdguides)

Friday, March 25, 2011

25th March 2011

Ladywalk NR
Waxwing x 13 (Birdguides)

Rugby
Waxwing x 45 still on Lawford Lane (Birdguides)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

24th March 2011

Ladywalk NR
Waxwing x 8 near car park at 5:30pm (Tony Hyde)
Mealy Redpoll
Wheatear (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Scaup 1st-winter drake still off Hensborough Bank mid-morning (Birdguides)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

23rd March 2011

Ladywalk Nature Reserve - WMBC Permit Holders Only
Little Egret x 3
Green Sandpiper
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Waxwing x 6
Blackcap (S Haynes & J Wesson)
Mealy Redpoll (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Greater Scaup first winter male still this afternoon

Longford
Waxwing 30+ in trees by canal at 6.00am, later moved up to Salem Baptist Church in Lady Lane (Ian Gardner)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

22nd March 2011

Alvecote Pools
Waxwing x 5 in birches west of mound at Pooley Fields Country Park early afternoon
Little Egret on Mill Pool (A Archer & J Harris)

Ladywalk Nature Reserve - WMBC Permit Holders Only
Pintail male & female
Goosander x 38
Green Sandpiper
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Waxwing x 8
Mealy Redpoll x 3
Lesser Redpoll x 30 (S Cawthray)

Rugby
Waxwing x 70 on Cawston Estate (RBA)

Draycote Water
Greater Scaup first winter male
Mediterranean Gull x 4 adults in the roost (RBA)

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members
Little Ringed Plover still this afternoon (RBA)

Henley-in-Arden
Red Kite at Ullenhall circling over Henley Road at 3.00pm (RBA)

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by Max Silverman

Monday, March 21, 2011

21st March 2011

Ladywalk Nature Reserve - WMBC Permit Holders Only
Waxwing x 8 from car park behind railway
Green Sandpiper x 2 (D Daniel)

Draycote Water
Greater Scaup first winter male off Hensborough Bank still
Mediterranean Gull adult in Biggin Bay (RBA)

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin male (Max Silverman)

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Permit Holders
Little Ringed Plover x 3 (RBA)

Alvecote Pools
Shelduck x 8 on Mill Pool
Goosander female on Mill Pool
Little Egret on Teal Pool (A Archer)


Drake Mandarin at Earlswood Lakes by Max Silverman



Sunday, March 20, 2011

20th March 2011

Rugby
WHITE STORK flew west just north of junction 1 of the M6 motorway at 12.14pm (RBA)

Coton Lakes
Sand Martin x 4 (RBA)

Draycote Water
Greater Scaup first winter male still near the overflow (RBA)

Kingsbury Water Park
Yellow-legged Gull fourth calendar year bird still at Bodymoor Heath Water (T Perrins)

Earlswood Lakes
Mardarin drake (Birdguides)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

19th March 2011

Whitacre Heath Nature Reserve - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Members Only
Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpoll from Feeder Hide (D Hutton)

Ladywalk Nature Reserve - WMBC Permit Holders Only
Pintail pair from River walk Hide
Mealy Redpoll & Lesser Redpoll x 12 at the Sainsburys Hide feeding station (J Wesson)

Kingsbury Water Park
Yellow-legged Gull 4th calendar year coming to bread at Bodymoor Heath Water. (A Archer) A photographic study of this bird can be found on Alan Dean's website
Oystercatcher x 4 on Cliff Pool
Shelduck x 2 on Cliff Pool

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Curlew x 2 at Fisher's Mill Pit
Redshank at Fisher's Mill Pit (M Hodgson)

Nuneaton
Little Egret x 1 at the Weddington Flood Alieviation, between Higham Lane and Weddington Road SP366930 (Birdguides)

Friday, March 18, 2011

18th March 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Little Egret roosting in a tree at the Terry's Pool end of Engine Pool (Martin Lindop)

Draycote Water
Smew drake
Scaup drake
Rock Pipit at Farborough Bank (Birdguides)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

17th March 2011

Brandon Marsh
Waxwing 20+ at West Marsh Pool (Birdguides)

Whitacre Heath
Mealy Redpoll x 1 (Birdguides)

Draycote Water
Smew drake
Waxwing x 5 north over Farborough Spit (Birdguides)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

16th March 2011

Draycote Water
Smew drake (Birdguides)

Whitacre Heath
Mealy Redpoll x 1
Lesser Redpoll x 17 (Birdguides)

Monday, March 14, 2011

14th March 2011

Draycote Water
Scaup x 1 drake
Smew x 1 drake (Birdguides)

Kingsbury WP
Smew x 3 on Otter Pool (per John Harris)

Middleton Hall Lakes
Chiffchaff x 3 singing on reserve
Redshank
Ringed Plover (John Harris)

Whitacre Heath
Mealy Redpoll x 1
Lesser Redpoll x 17 (Birdguides)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

13th March 2011

Hartshill Hayes CP
Common Crossbill x 1 over
Waxwing x 18 over (Birdguides)

Shustoke Reservoir

Swallow x 2
Sand Martin x 1 (P.Forbes)
Chiffchaff x 4 (D.Hutton)

Draycote Water

Smew x 1 Drake
Sand Martin x 4

Nuneaton
Stonechat x 1 male at Attleborough Fields (P.Lathbury)

Rugby
Waxwing x 20 on Boughton Road (M.Ahmed)

Whitacre Heath
Mealy Redpoll x 1 (Birdguides)

Brandon Marsh
Waxwing x 3 (Birdguides)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

12th March 2011

Nuneaton
Waxwing x 10 Kingswood Rd (Birdguides)

Hartshill

Waxwing x 32 Oldbury Rd flying west (Birdguides)

Stratford-upon-Avon
Waxwing x 4
in tall tree 100m southwest of Bishopton Lane canal bridge mid-morning (Birdguides)

Rugby
Waxwing x 40 still on Boughton Road this morning (Birdguides)

Friday, March 11, 2011

11th March 2011

Bidford on Avon
Red Kite over flying from north to south at 3pm (Ann & Noel Hand)

Ladywalk NR
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker x 1
Waxwing x 1 in car park (Dan Daniel)

Leamington Spa
Waxwing x 3 by canal at Althorp Street at 8.40am & x 17 by canal late afternoon (RBA)
Waxwing x 17 in Althorpe Street mid-afternoon (Birdguides)

Rugby
Waxwing x 29 on Boughton Road at 4.30pm (RBA)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

9th March 2011

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin Duck drake still at Windmill Pool mid-morning (Birdguides)

Whitacre Heath NR
Mealy Redpoll x 1 (Birdguides)

Draycote Water

Smew drake
Scaup 1st-winter drake (Birdguides)


Male and female Scaup at Draycote by Max Silverman

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

8th March 2011

Whitacre Heath NR
Mealy Redpoll x2
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 male (D.Hutton)

Draycote Water
Smew drake
Scaup x 2 (Birdguides)

Earlswood Lakes
Mandarin Duck
drake still on Windmill Pool (Birdguides)