Thursday, 31 January 2008

Little Egret

Little Egret still from the railway bridge (Birdguides)

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Little Egrets

Little Egret (2) still from railway bridge.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Little Egret

Little Egret still from railway bridge (J.Harris)

Monday, 28 January 2008

Birds of Whitacre Heath

I've started to compile a list of birds seen at Whitacre Heath (list below)

I'll update this list as and when i find out information. (updated Nov 2012, very few records found for the 90's).


No SpeciesName Year
1 Little Grebe 2012
2 Great Crested Grebe 2008
3 Cormorant (Great) 2012
4 Bittern (Great) 2010
5 Black-crowned Night Heron 1988
6 Little Egret 2011
7 Great Egret 2008
8 Grey Heron 2012
9 White Stork 2005
10 Greater White-fronted Goose 2007
11 Ruddy Duck 2004
12 Teal (Eurasian) 2012
13 Pintail (Northern) 2000
14 Goldeneye (Common) 2010
15 Mallard 2012
16 Barheaded Goose 2000
17 Shelduck (Common) 2011
18 Mandarin Duck 1985
19 Gadwall 2012
20 Pochard (Common) 2010
21 Canada Goose 2012
22 Wood Duck 2005
23 Pink-footed Goose 2009
24 Goosander 2011
25 Egyptian Goose 2004
26 Shoveler (Northern) 2012
27 Garganey 2009
28 Mute Swan 2012
29 Greylag Goose 2010
30 Tufted Duck 2012
31 Wigeon (Eurasian) 2011
32 Osprey 2011
33 Red Kite 2010
34 Marsh Harrier (Eurasian) 2009
35 Buzzard (Common) 2012
36 Hen Harrier  1986
37 Sparrowhawk (Eurasian) 2012
38 Goshawk (Northern) 2009
39 Kestrel (Common) 2012
40 Hobby (Eurasian) 2012
41 Merlin 2009
42 Peregrine Falcon 2012
43 Grey Partridge 1996
44 Red-legged Partridge 2012
45 Pheasant (Common) 2012
46 Crane (Common) 2000
47 Moorhen (Common) 2012
48 Coot (Common) 2012
49 Water Rail 2011
50 Oystercatcher (Eurasian) 2012
51 Pied Avocet 2011
52 Grey Plover 2000
53 Lapwing (Northern) 2012
54 Little Plover 1988
55 Golden Plover (European) 2000
56 Ringed Plover 2000
57 Ruff 1996
58 Jack Snipe 2010
59 Curlew (Eurasian) 2011
60 Little Stint 2010
61 Common Sandpiper 2009
62 Greenshank (Common) 2012
63 Green Sandpiper 2011
64 Spotted Redshank 1983
65 Dunlin 2011
66 Wood Sandpiper 2000
67 Black-tailed Godwit 2010
68 Woodcock (Eurasian) 2012
69 Redshank (Common) 2009
70 Bar-tailed Godwit 2000
71 Snipe (Common) 2012
72 Herring Gull 2009
73 Great Black-backed Gull 2006
74 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2010
75 Glaucous Gull 2008
76 Common Gull 2010
77 Black-headed Gull 2012
78 Common Tern 2008
79 Wood Pigeon (Common) 2012
80 Stock Dove (Pigeon) 2012
81 Collared Dove (Eurasian) 2008
82 Turtle Dove (European) 2000
83 Rose-ringed Parakeet 2004
84 Cuckoo (Common) 2012
85 Short-eared Owl 2012
86 Little Owl 2006
87 Tawny Owl 2004
88 Long-eared Owl 1970
89 Barn Owl 2010
90 Swift (Common) 2012
91 Kingfisher (Common) 2012
92 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2012
93 Green Woodpecker 2012
94 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 2012
95 Sky Lark 2012
96 House Martin 2012
97 Barn Swallow 2012
98 Sand Martin 2012
99 Meadow Pipit 2011
100 Water Pipit 1982
101 Grey Wagtail 2010
102 Yellow Wagtail 2012
103 Pied Wagtail (White) 2011
104 Bohemian Waxwing 2009
105 Winter Wren 2012
106 Hedge Accentor 2012
107 Wheatear (Northern) 2012
108 Fieldfare 2012
109 Stonechat 2012
110 Whinchat 2011
111 Mistle Thrush 2011
112 Robin (European) 2012
113 Redstart (Common) 2012
114 Blackbird (Common ) 2012
115 Black Redstart 1984
116 Redwing 2012
117 Song Thrush 2012
118 Blackcap 2012
119 Willow Warbler 2012
120 Whitethroat (Common) 2012
121 Cetti’s Warbler 2011
122 Reed Warbler (Eurasian) 2012
123 Sedge Warbler 2012
124 Lesser Whitethroat 2011
125 Savi’s Warbler  1972
126 Chiffchaff (Common) 2012
127 Garden Warbler 2012
128 Grasshopper Warbler (Common) 2011
129 Goldcrest 2012
130 Spotted Flycatcher 2012
131 Pied Flycatcher 1985
132 Long-tailed Tit 2012
133 Coal Tit 2012
134 Blue Tit 2012
135 Great Tit 2012
136 Willow Tit 2012
137 Marsh Tit 2012
138 Nuthatch (Wood) 2012
139 Treecreeper (Eurasian) 2012
140 Yellowhammer 2012
141 Reed Bunting 2012
142 Brambling 2009
143 Goldfinch (European) 2012
144 Siskin (Eurasian) 2012
145 Lesser Redpoll  2012
146 Greenfinch (European) 2012
147 Bullfinch (Common) 2012
148 Linnet (Common) 2012
149 Chaffinch 2012
150 Mealy Redpoll 2012
151 Tree Sparrow (Eurasian) 1985
152 House Sparrow 1996
153 Starling (Common) 2012
154 Rook 2012
155 Raven (Common) 2012
156 Carrion Crow 2012
157 Magpie (Black-billed) 2012
158 Jay (Eurasian) 2012
159 Jackdaw (Eurasian) 2012
160       Red-backed Shrike                       2014


Litte Egret

Two Little Egrets from railway bridge today (Birdguides)

Sunday, 27 January 2008

2 Lesser redpoll in trees above car park feeders this morning.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll (4), Siskin (1) and Willow tit at feeding station today.

Lesser-spotted woodpecker, heading towards car park (P.Goode)

Meadow Pipit and Buzzard over field next to car park.

Also Little Egret still from the railway bridge.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Good day for Little Egrets

Lesser Redpoll (5), Willow Tit and Siskin today (KT)

3 siskins drinking at pond and 1 redpoll. Saw lesser high in trees on way to river hide (Johns)

Also four little egrets from the railway bridge today (Birdguides)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll (2) at the feeding station today, also at least two Willow Tits, plus the usual suspects.
Buzzard (1), Sparrowhawk (2) and Siskin near car park feeders.
Meadow Pipit (c20 in field nr. car park)

Also Little Egret again from the railway bridge.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Lesser-spotted Woodpecker

Male Lesser-spotted Woodpecker nr. car park, no sign of the stonechats from the flashes hide.

Also, Little Egret from the railway bridge just up the road from the reserve.

(per Reader aka John)

Saturday 19th January 2008

Feeding Station:
The usual birds were about: Willow Tit, Read Bunting, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Blackbird, Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, Goldfinch, Redwing (along the path), Jay .

Also the usual bank vole

River Pool:
Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Little Egret

Main Pool:
Shoveler, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Shoveler

The Scrape:
Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen

Saturday, 19 January 2008

January 2008

Recorded in the log books:

17th Woodcock in ditch along path to feeding station/scrape hide.
16th Siskin at feeding station
08th Siskin and Redpoll at feeding station
02nd 15-20 Siskins at Feeding station