Tuesday, 29 September 2009

29th September

Needless to say there was no sign of yesterdays Arctic Terns this morning; or much else for that matter. 2 Swallow flew south mid morning along with a few Meadow Pipits. One of the Chiloe Wigeon was again present with the Mallards.
L Johnson...

28th September

2 juvenile Arctic tern and a 3rd winter Yellow legged Gull were present late afternoon/evening.

Friday, 25 September 2009

25th September

Todays highlight was an adult Yellow legged Gull, which dropped in with 3 adult Herring and 10+ LBB Gull mid morning. 5 Swallow flew low south over the small pool early morning, and there was a steady passage of Meadow Pipit (around 100 per hour counted at nearby Marsh Lane NR late morning). On the plastic front, what was presumably one of last months Chiloe Wigeon was present again at the east end of the main pool.
L Johnson...

24th September

A peregrine flew north, to the west of the site, mid morning. As it flew through a Teal and several Lapwing were flushed from the coleshill gravel pit area. Otherwise the site was quiet.
L Johnson...

Monday, 21 September 2009

20th September

2 Peregrine and 7 Buzzard recorded today.
S Bradley...

Friday, 18 September 2009

17th September

A Sedge Warbler was present behind the sailing club, representing the only record of the species for the site this year. Also present were 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Teal and 4 Shovler.
P Forbes...

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

September 16th

Teal were again present until mid morning at the western end of the main pool, this time down to 4 birds. In contrast Shovler numbers were up from yesterdays single, also to 4. After an absence of a week or so a single Pochard was on the main pool. Also noted this morning were 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Raven flew north over the main pool.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

September 15th

Teal numbers on the main pool were up to 6 mid morning and were joined by a single Shovler. All had however departed by 11am. Otherwise the site was generally quiet.
L Johnson...

Thursday, 10 September 2009

10th September

A Yellow Wagtail flew north east over the main pool mid morning. Once again there was a steady movment of Meadow pipit south over the site. Two Teal present in the centre of the main pool were notable. Also present this morning were Kingfisher, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

September 8th

Very little of note today during a quick check of the site mid morning. Again small numbers of Meadow Pipit flew south, along with good numbers of Swallow. By far the most notable sighting this morning was a Stoat, which ran along the bottom of the gate by the jetty heading towards the pool.
L Johnson...

Saturday, 5 September 2009

September 5th

A juvenile Black Tern was present at the west end of the main pool this morning, representing only the second record of the species for the site so far this year. An adult and juvenile Common Tern joined the Black briefly mid morning. Further passage was noted with several small groups of Meadow Pipit heading south over the site early morning. Also noted was 1 Common Sandpiper.
L Johnson...

2 Dunlin and a Spotted Flycatcher were also noted on site during the day.
P Forbes...