Sunday, 27 April 2014

lamesley and shibdon

Lamesley 7:30pm

2 little ringed plover mating
2 yellonwagtail
3 pink footed geese
2 shelduck
2 Redshank
Greylag
Lapwings
Pied wagtail
Swallows
Sand Martin's
2mute swans
Moorhen
Coots

Shibdon 8:15pm

Black tailed godwit
Didn't see c sandpiper
Got good views of a sparrowhawk with 30ft perched on branch near car park
No swifts or swallows/sand martin

Saturday, 26 April 2014

swift 1st of the year

Lamesley

1 Wigeon
Sand Martin
Swallow
2 yellow wagtail
Pied wagtail
3 white wagtail
Redshank
Little ringed plover x1
Greylags 4+
Mute swan x2
Goldfinch
Mallards with around 7 young
Blackbirds
Herring gull
Moorhen
Coot

Shibdon 8pm

Walking from car park to entrance gate noticed two swifts With the sand Martin's didn't go over pond but stayed around tree area
Cormorants x25
Black tailed godwit x1
1 common sandpiper
Teal
Tufted duck
Mute swan
Canada goose
Shelduck

Thursday, 24 April 2014

lamesley and shibdon

Lamesley had at 8pm

Mallard (seemed to have lost 6 of the 10 goslings such a shame)
Greylags with young
Lapwing with young
Coot
Moorhen
Shelduck 4
Yellow wagtail x1
Common sandpiper x1 possible 2nd
Pied wagtail x4
Redshank
Swallows
Sand martin

Shibdon

Bats 20+
Shelduck
Black tailed godwitx1
Lots of gulls
Tufted ducks
Teal
Redshank
25+ cormorant posting in tree

Marley hill

A willow warbler has been singing all morning first I've heard on the hill heard a swallow earlier again the first I've heard at Marley hill this year they usually nest up here

Sunday, 20 April 2014

holywell, Marsden quarry.

Shovelar, pochard, grey heron, lapwing, herring gull, moorhen, tufted duck, Mallard, coot, swallow, sand Martin, 2 flyover goosander at holywell

Alot of blackcap at Marsden and willow warbler

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

lamesley hide

7:45pm

Mallard with 10 young
Wigeon x1
Little ringed ploverx1
Grey heron x1
Common sandpiper x1
Oystercatcher x1
Moorhen x10
Shelduck x4
Greylag goose 10
Redshank 15 +
Lapwing x 20+
Piedwagtail
Sand Martin 50+

Sunday, 13 April 2014

lamesley hide and burden moor

7pm onwards.

Lamesley

Little ringed plover still at back right ,swallow and sand Martin perched on fence Shelduck around 25 curlew lapwings pied wagtail, 20 Greylag, song thrush, blackbird, oystercatcher Mallard ,teal . Didn't see Wigeon.
Burdon moor

Wheatear x6
Meadow pipit
Pheasant
Chiff chaff
Mallard
Curlew x33

Saturday, 12 April 2014

shibdon, far pastures, lamesley hides.

Got out at 7 am 1st stop shibdon not much about didn't see ruff only warblers were Chiff chaff

Oystercatcherx3
Redshank 25+
Shelduck
H gull
Lbb gull
Moorhen
Teal
Mallard
Swan
C goose
Sand Martin but very few maybe too early for them

Far pasture

2 little grebe
1 grey heron
1 water rail
Coots
Moorhen
Teal
Mallard
Reed bunting
Blue/ great tits
Chiff chaff
Heard green woodpecker
Swallow and sand Martin present 25 max this morning
Pied wagtail
1 red kite

Lamesley

Wasn't nearly as many sand Martin as yesterday evening I can only put it down to being too early not enough sun not many insects up

Little ringed plover x1
Shelduck
Lapwing
Greylag
Sand Martin
Canada goose
Redshank
Pied wagtail
Wigeonx1




Friday, 11 April 2014

lamesley hide

Had a quick 15 mins in the hide 7pm, plenty of sand Martin 100 +, 3 Shelduck 1 wigeon, 1 little ringed plover, a few Redshank, Canada goose, Greylag, white wagtail, teal, Mallard, lapwings, starlings, wood pigs, tree sparrows, Moorhen.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

marley hill area to causey area then to burdon moor


walked down to causey area from marley hill via fortune hill woods then back up to moor.

Crow
rook
starling
skylark a few here and there
meadow pipit lots around marley hill
pheasant
kestrel x1
wood pigeopn
red legged partridge x5
wren
yellow hammer x5
curlew
lapwing x2
linnet x5
pied wagtail x3
blue tit
willow tit x6
long tailed tit
swallow 3 flew over south west
coal tit
 great tit
chiff chaff everywhere particularly back of fortune hill
grey heron on a small pond
buzzard a pair near woods
mallard

In fortune hill woods

chiff chaff
chaffinch
blue tit
black bird
wood pigs
mallard
gs woodpecker
willow tit
tawny owl heard at 17:30

also 6 crows appear to have been shot all 5 together and 1 along the paths recent within past week

Burdon moor 6pm onwards

12 Wheatears near rocks and field and also 3 on horse field
10 curlew
pheasants pied wagtail
hare
grey partridge x2
reed bunting
lapwing
common snipe x1
didnt spot ring ousel
Also found out the trill like sound I heard in fortune hill woods was the courtship sound of a tawny owl and is called a "xylophone trill" I have never heard this before but I should have known as I heard the common male call as I looked back at the woods in the same area.



yellow hammer

Yellow hammer visited the bird feeding area today nicr

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Attenborough meadows nature reserve, nottingham

With plenty of Sun greenery and butterflies about I strolled around this great looking reserve plenty of birds about lots of blackcaps about and gc grebes were everywhere nice to hear a bittern whilst walking near to reed beds but didn't have time to see if it would show also nice to see two egyptian goose pass under the bridge as I walked over

Here's the list

Reed warbler
Blackcap x8
Goldeneye x2
Gc grebe 15+
Gadwall x2
Grey heron
Greylag goose
Dunnock
Lt tit
Great tit
Blue tit
Moorhen
Coot
Mute swan
Teal
Canada goose
Egyptian goose x2
Bh gull
C gull
Cormorant
Gs woodpecker
Chiff chaff
Chaffinch
Blackbird
Pigeon
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Wigeon x1

Sunday, 6 April 2014

holywell and st marys

Holywell had
Shovelar
Tufted
Pochard
Coot
Moorhen
Cormorant
Mallard
Bh gull
C gull
H gull
Greylag
Canada goose
Blue great tut
Grey partridgex2
Chaffinch
Linnet
Curlew 20+
Tree house sparrow
Robin
Starling
Woodpigeons
Feral pigeon
Goldfinch

At st Marys

4 purple sandpiper
And 1 eider

Saturday, 5 April 2014

kittiwakes Tyne bridge

Seen a few on Tyne bridge sweet!
 heard about the loss of many red kites up in Scotland within a week ,disgusting!
Black grouse seen at Burdon moor, wow!
and waxwing in blaydon, nice.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

not much

Due to the week long mist I havnt bothered venturing out much seen turnover red kite over Marley hill 4 tree sparrows on feeders with other regulars although green and gold finch numbers seemed to have dropped have a rather whitish feral pigeon coming into the yard and no signs of house Martin's and swallows which usually nest in the houses heard about some recent sightings in the area like avocet and sand Martin's however does seem a bit quiet still hopefully when the mist clears it should bring some good days