Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

28th April 2010

(record shot of the Grasshopper Warbler above)

(below a cpl of images of 2 of the 5 birds present)

A quick walk up the pool this morning produced 2 singing Sedge Warblers & 1 Reed Warbler, I then decided to head over to Brandon Marsh nr Coventry for the 5 Black-tailed Godwits also seen in good numbers were Cetti's Warbler,Common Whitethroat,Sedge & Reed Warbler,Swift,4 Common Tern & 1 Grasshopper Warbler

Sunday, 25 April 2010

25th April 2010

A quick walk up Seeswood this morning produced 1 gronking Raven low over the pool & 1 Common Buzzard before a phone call from Bob Duckhouse had me heading home for the car & a quick trip upto Baddesley Ensor for a singing male Wood Warbler.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

24th April 2010

Above & below some photos of a Yellow Wagtail also Pied Wagtail

Early morning start around Seeswood produced 2 Reed Warbler (early date for the pool & a welcome Yr tick)1 Common Whitethroat & a single Swallow also my 1st Little Owl of the year,with the new arrivals in i decided to head out to Draycote Water which turned out to be quite a good move with 4+ House Martin,6 Yellow Wagtail (2 female type Blue-headed)2 Common Sandpiper,1 Lesser Whitethroat (Yr tick)1 Sedge Warbler,2 Great Northern Divers,14+ Little Gull (mainly summer plumage ad)1 Black Tern (Yr tick)2 Common Tern & upto 4 Arctic Terns (Yr tick)

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 2010

After the good start to the day i decided to head over to Draycote Water for the drake Garganey which had been seen yesterday,the bird was still there off the windsurfing area with upto 10 Yellow Wagtail off Farnborough bank with 1 female type Blue-headed also ad Little Gull,1 Common Sandpiper,also seen 2 Brimstone butterfly,Small Tortoiseshell,Peacock & Large White

A great start to the day in the form of a (1st Summer male)Ring Ouzel on Seeswood Pool (1st record for the patch & only my 2nd Warks bird)also a Common Tern dropped in for about 20mins also my 1st Speckled Wood of the Yr

Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April 2010

Early start down to Paxton Pits,Cambridgeshire hoping to photograph Nightingales,no such look though as i only had 1 bird singing deep in cover (must be slightly late this Yr compared to last when there was several on site)so left & headed upto Brandon Marsh for the Avocet & a chance of a few yearly (Summer visitor) ticks,the Avocet was showing well from Teal pool but distant but with the noise coming from the 2 old boys in the corner jabbering on funny enough about noise & how to behave in a hide there was no chance of it coming nearer!! Cetti's Warblers seem to be still in good No's despite the cold winter which is a good sign!! Yearly ticks in the form of 2 Sedge Warblers & 1 Common Whitethroat

Friday, 9 April 2010

7th & 8th April 2010

7th April Shustoke Res
1ad Little Gull & 1 white Wagtail with several Willow Warbler singing on site

8th April Draycote Water
12 Yellow Wagtail & 1m Northern Wheatear

Brandon Marsh
3+ Cetti's Warbler,Sand Martins,2 Redshank,1 Ringed Plover

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

6th April 2010

Seeswood Pool

At least 20 Sand Martin 4+ Swallow on the pool this morning with Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler both heard! A txt from Tom Perrins had me rushing for the camera gear & making haste to Kingsbury WP where 2 Avocets had settled on Cliff pool (a much needed Warks tick (233) )

5th April 2010

After getting a report of a Lssr Whitethroat at Coton lakes decided to check it out(no sign) but Cettis Warbler (Heard) Chiffchaff,Willow Warbler,Sand Martin & Swallow seen carried on thru to Kingsbury Water Park with 1 Common Tern on Bodymoor Heath Water (New for the Yr) then a quick drive to Middleton Lakes & the long walk upto Basset North produced 1 Little Ringed Plover (New for the Yr) 3 Common Redshank & Oystercatcher

Saturday, 3 April 2010

3rd April 2010

A quick walk up Seeswood Pool this morning produced 1 Swallow,1 Chiffchaff & male Goosander

Friday, 2 April 2010

2nd April 2010

After bein let down by Tricky with regards to goin for the Pallid Swift in Suffolk (he decided to go with Maddo!! Cheers Rich no more lifts for you mate) didnt really make sense to head down on me own.I decided to head over to Shustoke on the hunt for more summer migrants on arrival a Oystercatcher could be heard calling at the far end but not seen but White Wagtail & Yellow Wagtail were both welcome additions for the Yr also seen a single female Northern Wheatear working the far bank,hirrundine No's were well down on Y'day with prob only about 50 sand Martin & Swallows seen other birds seen of note 3 Common Buzzard,5 Gadwall & 2 Red-legged Partridge

Thursday, 1 April 2010

1st April 2010

An unexpected day off due to a press breakdown at work gave me the chance to go for the Lesser Kestrel in Suffolk,with the alarm set for 3-30 am i was duly up but decided against it due to it being freezing outside with a strong NE wind so back to bed for a cpl of hrs walked the dog & had Blackcap singing at Kingswood woods (my 1st of the year)I then headed over to Shustoke Res & was greeted with several hundred Sand Martins with approx 100 Swallow & 1 House Martin (2 more yr ticks) carried on around & had a singing Willow Warbler (another 1st for the yr) not as exciting as a British tick in Suffolk but not a bad mornings birding with the added bonus that when i checked the bird news it was negative for the Kestrel