Sunday, 24 November 2013

24th November 2013

Woods: c.100 Redwing, Siskin (5)

Main Pool: Teal (19)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (1)

Feeders: Marsh Tit (1), Willow Tit (1), Nuthatch (2), Treecreeper (1)

Monday, 11 November 2013

10th November 2013

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (Rob Whitcomb)

Nuthatch © Rob Whitcomb

Sunday, 27 October 2013

27th October 2013

Rainbow over Whitacre Heath © J Wesson

River Pool: Teal (8), Fieldfare (6), Buzzard (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Grey Wagtail (1)

Main Pool: Teal (65), Little Grebe (1)

Woodland Hide: Nuthatch (1), Treecreeper (1), Long-tailed Tit (6), GS Woodpecker (2 female)

Woods: Redwing (10), Siskin (2), Chiffchaff (1 singing), Skylark (several over), Goldfinch

Main Car Park: Starlings (200+)

Red Admiral, Common Darter


26th October - Taken from logbook

The Scrape: Little Egret

Little Egret © Phill Henderson

Sunday, 13 October 2013

13th October 2013

River Pool: Teal, Tufted Duck (2), Common Snipe (3 circling Northern Pasture)

Main Pool: Teal (32), Shoveler (4), Little Grebe (1)

The Scrape: Grey Wagtail (1), Teal (20), Goldfinch

The Flashes: Siskin (2), Grey Heron (1), Skylark (over)

Woods: Nuthatch (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Chiffchaff (1)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

29th Sep 2013

Around the reserve: Peregrine Falcon (1), Bullfinch (2), Goldfinch (4), Chiffchaff (10+)

River Pool: Shoveler (1), Teal (10), Nuthatch (1)

Main Pool: Teal (30+), Little Grebe, Nuthatch (1), Grey Wagtail, Wigeon (2)

The Scrape: Grey Heron (1), Buzzard (4)

Monday, 9 September 2013

07th Sept 2013

Please use the temporary car park a few yards up the road, the main car park in being used by the contractors.

Peregrine Falcon, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Swallow (3), House Martin (50+), Buzzard (5), Pied Wagtail (2)

Monday, 26 August 2013

26th August 2013

Peregrine Falcon


Peregrine (adult and juvenile), Buzzard (1), Swallow (7), Chiffchaff (singing), Blackcap, Green Woodpecker

Butterflies: Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Meadow Brown, Brimstone

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Blue Damselflies.

Southern Hawker

Sunday, 12 May 2013

12th May 2013

River Pool: Little Grebe (1), Canada Goose (4), Sand Martin (3)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3), Reed Bunting (1), Reed Warbler (several), Sedge Warbler (1)

The Scrape: Grey Heron (2), Reed Bunting (1), Whitethroat (2)

Wood: Chiffchaff (4 singing), Willow Warbler (2 singing), Garden Warbler, Blackcap

Flashes: Swift (5), Swallow (1)

Monday, 6 May 2013

6th May 2013

Around the reserve: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, GS Woodpecker, Buzzard (3), Swallow (4), Sparrowhawk (1), Reed Warbler, Cuckoo (2 male)

Butterflies: Green-veined White (numerous), Peacock (3), Small Tortoiseshell (2), Comma (2), Orange-tip (4)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

23rd April 2013

River Pool: Blackcap (2 male), Chiffchaff (singing), Sand Martin (6), Common Whitethroat (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Buzzard (1), Little Grebe (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (3)

The Scrape: Bullfinch (2), Grey Heron (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting), Willow Warbler, Lesser-spotted woodpecker (drumming)

Woods: GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed tit (nesting)

Car Park feeders: Lesser Redpoll (1), Reed Bunting (1 male), Goldfinch (2)

Fish Pool: Long-tailed tit (nesting)

Flashes: House Martin (4)

Butterflies: Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock (10+), Comma (2)

Friday, 12 April 2013

12th April 2013

Evening visit

River Pool: Canada Goose (2), Little Grebe (2), Teal (2 male 2 female), Grey Heron

Main Pool: Gadwall (4 male 2 female), Tufted Duck, Little Grebe

The Scrape: Redwing (50+ going to roost in trees along river bank), Muntjac Deer (1), Canada Goose (pair nesting)

Woods: Willow Tit (2), Long-tailed tit (4), Green Woodpecker (2), GS Woodpecker (1), Redwing (100+ going to roost in trees along edge of wood), Bullfinch (2), Chiffchaff (2+ singing)

Between car park and flashes: Swallow (7), Oystercatcher (2 over), Starling (20+)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

11th April 2013


Gadwall
River Pool: Teal (pair mating), Mute Swan (2), Little Grebe (2), Canada Goose, Fox (1), Kingfisher (1)

Main Pool: Gadwall (3 male 2 female), Tufted Duck (5 male 5 female), Coot (nesting), Little Grebe (2)

Woods: Chiffchaff (3 + singing), Sparrowhawk (1), GS Woodpecker (1 drumming)

Scrape: Canada Goose (2)

Flashes: Bullfinch (4)
Little Grebe

Thursday, 4 April 2013

04th April 2013

Shelduck - male
Shelduck - female
River Pool: Shelduck (pair)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (10)

The Scrape: Canada Goose (pair nesting, with at least 3 eggs)

Woods: Siskin (1), Nuthatch (1), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Car Park Field: Skylark (1), Redwing (2), Fieldfare (6)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

30th March 2013

22 Meadow Pipit, 100 Redwing in field by Car Park (TP)

Friday, 29 March 2013

29th March 2013

A male White Wagtail with 28 Pied Wagtail and a Meadow Pipit feeding on the re-profiled Riverbank, viewed from Ladywalk side.(J.Harris)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

23rd March 2013

Car Park: Reed Bunting (1), GS Woodpecker (1)

Woods: Siskin (2), Buzzard, Redwing (16)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (2 male 2 female), Little Grebe (1)

The Scrape: Teal (3 female 2 male)

Feeding Station: Great Tit/Blue Tit (30+), Chaffinch, GS Woodpecker (1), Pheasant (6 female 1 male), Dunnock (2)

Monday, 4 March 2013

3rd March 2013

A selection of photos by Rob Whitcomb.










Saturday, 2 March 2013

02 March 2013

River Pool: Little Grebe (1), Buzzard (2)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (2), Mute Swan (3)

The Scrape: Mallard (2)

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (6), Mealy Redpoll (1), Siskin (1)

Woods: GS Woodpecker, Siskin (8+), Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (1)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

03 February 2013

Main Pool: Gadwall (7), Teal (15+), Tufted Duck (4), Coot (2), Moorhen (3), Little Grebe (1)

Scrape: Sparrowhawk (1)

Woods: Nuthatch (1), Willow Tit (1), Fieldfare (3), Redwing (10+)