Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursday 28th August

The Little Gull was still present joined by a Black Tern (Bobby D) in the evening there were also two Common Tern. It was too windy for any warblers so I didn’t see too much in the way of passerines.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday 27th August

Took a walk around this evening and a 1st winter Little Gull and a Spotted Flycatcher made the trip worthwhile.

The Spotted Flycatcher was just to the left of the car park through the gate and was on the edge of the car park wood and the hedgerow adjacent.

There were c.100 House Martin, c.40 Sand Martin and several Swallow. Also seen were Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Blackcap.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sunday 24 August

After a rather busy time of late Joy and I headed to Middleton Lakes more for the exercise than the birds, which was just as well because there weren’t that many birds. Saw a couple of Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Hobby but missed the other birds on offer.

I walked the dog up the field this evening and found a Redstart in the hedgerow only my second ever.

This evening it was round Shustoke there was very little on the Reservoir but quiet a few warblers with several Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Monday 11th August

Popped over for half an hour tonight and it wasn’t too bad with a Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Raven and a Peregrine.

Sunday 10th August

With strong winds blowing I popped in briefly in a lull between paint coats to see a couple of Common Sandpiper and a brief Common Tern. There has been a Sabine’s Gull in Warwickshire today (Monday) that would be a very welcome addition to the Reservoirs bird list!!!