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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

(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)

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
Lesser Whitethroat
Wheatear x 2 male
Grasshopper Warbler
Garden Warbler (Keith Yates)

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
x 8 near craft centre car park (Birdguides)

Friday, April 15, 2011

15th April 2011

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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

14th April 2011

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

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

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

13th April 2011

Brandon Marsh

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
Yellow Wagtail c11
Sand Martin c300
House Martin

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

Hobby flew over Blythe Bridge towards Shustoke

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

Raven over (Tony Gray)

Brandon Marsh
Marsh Harrier

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

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)
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)

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
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)