Friday, 30 April 2010

30th April

A brief visit late afternoon produced 200+ Swift. Interestingly dispite the good numbers of Swift, only 20+ Swallows, and single House and Sand Martins were present.
L Johnson...

Thursday, 29 April 2010

28th April

A Sandwich Tern was present at 10:30 before flying off north (having been seen earlier at Kingsbury water park). This is the second year in a row that this species has been recorded on site, with last years bird also occuring on the 11th April. 7 Common Sandpiper and 80 Swift were also noted.
S Cawthray...

27th April

A single Little ringed plover was noted again, along with 5 Common Sandpiper.
P Forbes...

Monday, 26 April 2010

26th April

2 Common Tern were present in the centre of the main pool early afternoon. Otherwise the site was generally quiet.
L Johnson...

25th April

A Red Kite flew south over the reserve at 13:00. This species has now become an annual occurence on site, with sightings usually coming between Febuary and May. 6 Common Sandpiper were also noted around midday.
S Bradley...

6 Dunlin were present briefly in the evening.
P Softley...

24th April

A Yellow Wagtail flew over. 3 Common Sandpiper were also noted. A count 45 GC Grebe was notable.
N Barlow...

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April

A Common Sandpiper was by the car park late morning. The Lesser Whitethroat was also still present.
L Johnson...

Also noted this morning was a single Yellow Wagtail in the horse paddocks. As well as the first Common Tern and swifts (12) of the year.
P Forbes...

Thursday, 22 April 2010

22nd April

The Lesser Whitethroat was reported to be still present, in the same area as on Monday. (Birdguides)

There was a late report of an Osprey around the small pool at some stage last week. (Tame Valley Birding)

Monday, 19 April 2010

19th April

This morning was fairly productive dispite the inevitable lack of GW Egrets. A Lesser Whitethroat was the first to be recorded this year. A single Little ringed Plover flew low south over the western end of the main pool, followed a few minutes later by a Common Sandpiper.
L Johnson...

Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April - GW Egret

A Great White Egret was seen to fly south over the south east end of the res at 18:35. This represent the first site record of this species.
K Wimbush...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

15th April

An Arctic Tern was present from around midday.
S Cawthray...

The Arctic Tern was still present at 6pm in the centre of the main pool. A single Common Gull flew over.
L Johnson, J Galletly...

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

14th April

2 Common Sandpiper were present along the southern shoreline of the main pool. Gadwall numbers were back up to 9. A single Oystercatcher was present at the western end of the main pool.
L Johnson...

Monday, 12 April 2010

12th April

A single Reed Bunting was present by the horse paddocks along southern edge of the site. Otherwise the site was very quiet.
L Johnson...

Late news:
Up to 5 Reed Buntings have been present on site since 9th April, this is a notable count for the site. Also single Common Sandpipers were noted on 9th and 11th April.
P Forbes...

Saturday, 10 April 2010

10th April

Numbers of Blackcap around the site have increased greatly in the last few days, however there was only a single Willow Warbler herd this morning. A Redwing along the railway line was notable for its late date. Three pairs of Gadwall are still present on the main pool. A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was the first for the site this year.
L Johnson...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

An adult Little Gull was on the main pool this morning and was still present until at least 2pm. A White Wagtail and 2 Oystercatcher were also present.
P Forbes, B Duckhouse...

There was no sign of the Little Gull early evening.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April 6th

The female Wheatear was still present along the north shore of the main pool. Only the second Willow warbler for the site this year, was sub singing in the car park briefly mid afternoon.
L Johnson...

Monday, 5 April 2010

3rd April

The female Wheatear was still present along the northern shoreline of the main pool, keeping in close company with a male White Wagtail. 5+ Pied Wagtails were also scattered around the main pool. Blackcap numbers had increased to 3 singing males whilst Hirundine numbers had decreased, although a single House Martin was still present. A Little Ringed Plover flew north east over the main pool at around 10am, representing the first sighting of this species at the site for several years.
L Johnson...

During the afternoon two White Wagtail were present
T Perrins...

2nd April

A female Wheatear was a good record, present by the south west corner of the main pool. The second Yellow Wagtail this week was also noted along with a single White Wagtail and the two House Martins again.
G Rowling, D Hutton, C Cook...

1st April

A Red Kite was reported at 1.15pm (R Henderson).

Two House Martin were again present along with several hundred Sand Martin and Swallow. The first Willow Warbler of the year was also recorded.
D Hutton...