Tuesday, 18 September 2018

17th September

Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Garganey, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby & Fluvous Whistling Duck on the river.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

16th September

Alvecote Teal Pool Area - Whinchat (A Archer).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Ringed Plover & Green Sandpiper (A Hyde).

Goshawk reported in the lookout logbook yesterday - can anyone confirm sighting.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

15th September

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Great White Egret, 3 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper & 2 Egyptian Geese (S Atkinson).

Friday, 14 September 2018

14th September

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 3 Ruff, 3 Pintail, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Snipe, Peregrine & Green Sandpiper (A Bladon).
Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Siskin & 4 Little Egret (S Cawthray, P Lichfield).
Alvecote - Hobby, 2 Little Egret & Snipe (M Scott).

Thursday, 13 September 2018

13th September

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - CATTLE EGRET [East Screen] (A Bladon). Hobby, Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands], Peregrine [Dosthill NR] (S Atkinson).
Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Hobby & 6 Little Egret (J&J Morris).
Alvecote - 3 Little Egret & Snipe (M Scott).

Cattle Egret recorded in the logbook on JW with the Longhorns at 11am so spent at least 3.5 hours on the reserve today flying out South at 2.33pm (S Atkinson)

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

11th September

Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - 2 Garganey (m&f), 10 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, 3 Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail & Siskin (P Softley).

Monday, 10 September 2018

10th September

Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Greenshank, Garganey, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, 3 Hobby, 4 Little Egret & Otter (P Softley).
RSPB Middleton - Greenshank, 4 Ruff, Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 2 Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (S Cawthray), Common Sandpiper (G Williams).
Alvecote - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat (R Smith), Greenshank (B Duckhouse).

Sunday, 9 September 2018

9th September

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Curlew Sandpiper [moving between East & West Scrape] (M Pollock), CATTLE EGRET [East Scrape briefly before flying South @ 19:15], 3 Ruff, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover & 2 Pintail (S Pick, T Perrins & J Allen). Also Hobby & Black-tailed Godwit reported.
Shustoke Res - Hobby, 2 Raven & Swift (D Hutton).
Alvecote Teal Pool Area - Spotted Flycatcher & 2 Whinchat (R Smith).
Curlew Sandpiper with 2 Ruff - RSPB Middleton

Saturday, 8 September 2018

8th September

RSPB MIDDLETON ALL DAYER
TOTAL =  91 (updated 20:00)
Green - Seen
Red - Not Seen

1            Barn Owl
2            Blackbird
3            Blackcap
4            Black-headed Gull
5            Black-tailed Godwit
6            Blue Tit
7            Bullfinch
8            Buzzard
9            Canada Goose
10          Carrion Crow
11          Cetti's Warbler
12          Chaffinch
13          Chiffchaff
14          Coal Tit
15          Collared Dove
16          Common Gull
17          Common Sandpiper
18          Common Tern
19          Coot
20          Cormorant
21          Dunlin
22          Dunnock
23          Egyption Goose
24          Feral Pigeon
25          Gadwall
26          Garden Warbler
27          Garganey
28          Goldcrest
29          Goldfinch
30          Great Crested Grebe
31          Great Spotted Woodpecker
32          Great Tit
33          Great White Egret
34          Green Sandpiper
35          Green Woodpecker
36          Greenfinch
37          Greenshank
38          Grey Heron
39          Grey Wagtail
40          Greylag Goose
41          Herring Gull
42          Hobby
43          House Martin
44          House Sparrow
45          Jackdaw
46          Jay
47          Kestrel
48          Kingfisher
49          Lapwing
50          Lesser Black-backed Gull
51          Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
52          Lesser Whitethroat
53          Linnet
54          Little Egret
55          Little Grebe
56          Little Ringed Plover
57          Long-tailed Tit
58          Magpie
59          Mallard
60          Meadow Pipit
61          Mistle Thrush
62          Moorhen
63          Mute Swan
64          Nuthatch
65          Peregrine
66          Pheasant
67          Pied Wagtail
68          Pintail
69          Pochard
70          Raven
71          Reed Bunting
72          Reed Warbler
73          Ringed Plover
74          Robin
75          Rook
76          Ruff
77          Sand Martin
78          Sedge Warbler
79          Shelduck
80          Shoveler
81          Siskin
82          Skylark
83          Snipe
84          Song Thrush
85          Sparrowhawk
86          Spotted Flycatcher
87          Spotted Redshank
88          Starling
89          Stock Dove
90          Stonechat
91          Swallow
92          Swift
93          Tawny Owl
94          Teal
95          Treecreeper
96          Tufted Duck
97          Water Rail
98          Wheatear
99          Whinchat
100        Whitethroat
101        Wigeon
102        Willow Tit
103        Willow Warbler
104        Wood Pigeon
105        Wren
106        Yellow Wagtail
107        Yellowhammer
108        Marsh Harrier

Friday, 7 September 2018

7th September

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper [Jubilee North], 4 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe [West Scrape], 35 Wigeon [Reedbed Pool], 2 Pintail, 3 Egyptian Geese & Hobby [Jubilee South].

Tomorrow, Saturday 8th, is the West Midlands Autumn All Day Bird Race. The RSPB Middleton running total will appear here and be updated hourly. I intend to start at 7am in the car park so please feel free to join us at any stage during the day. If you are out on the reserve and see something not on the list then please report by email or twitter DM  - contacts on the top right of this page. May I wish all the other reserves the best of luck tomorrow in what could be challenging conditions.