Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Wednesday 30 April 2008

30th April 2008

1 Garden Warbler,1 Chiffchaff,1 Lesser Whitethroat,3 Reed Warbler,5 Swift,Swallow,House Martin,1 Buzzard & 1 Green Woodpecker


nearby in Whittleford park....
3 Whitethroat & 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling & showing well)

Tuesday 29 April 2008

April 29th 2008

No sign of the Wood Warbler today!! New in Garden Warbler singing this morning also 1 Common Sandpiper,1 Lesser Whitethroat,50+ Swallow,10+ House Martin,1 Swift,1 Yellow Wagtail,1 Little Owl


Monday 28 April 2008

28th April 2008

Today on the pool at least 4 Swift,100+ Swallow,10+ Sand Martin,20+ House Martin,1 f Whitethroat,1 m Lesser Whitethroat,Blackcap,Reed Warbler,2 Common Sandpiper & the bird of the day a very confiding Wood Warbler (the 1st on the pool since 3/5/95)

Thursday 24 April 2008

24th April 2008

Very quiet on the pool today with no sign of the Black Tern. 1 Yellow Wagtail,1 White Wagtail,3 Sand Martin,5 Swallow & 3 Little Owl seen


Wednesday 23 April 2008

23rd April 2008

3 Yellow Wagtail,2 Little Owl,6 Common Buzzard & 1 Black Tern (my 1st on the pool for a few years) 1 Sedge Warbler (1st for the pool this year)
also seen 2 Orange Tip,5 Peacock & 3 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies

(2 Sedge Warbler this evening R.Dawkins,M.Maddox)


Tuesday 22 April 2008

22nd April 2008

2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Buzzard & 1 drake Mandarin (only the 5th record for the pool with the last being a drake on 19/9/04) also 1 Peacock butterfly


Monday 21 April 2008

21st April 2008

100+ Swallow & good No's of Sand & House Martins, 5 Yellow Wagtail & 1 White Wagtail


Thursday 17 April 2008

17th April 2008

20+ Swallow,10+ House Martin,5+ Sand Martin,1 Common Sandpiper,2 Yellow Wagtail & 5 Shoveler

(D.Hutton,R Dawkins)

Wednesday 16 April 2008

16th April 2008 (Ringing Recovery)

All Photos by D.Hutton

The colour ringed Common Sandpiper on the pool yesterday was rung by Derek Yaldon in Derbys (Details below)

NW11666, ringed as a juvenile, 44.5 g, wing 104 mm (so not fully grown), still with down on nape. 10 July 2002, 19.30 hrs BST, W side of Ladybower Res (N arm) at about SK182885.Seen subsequently at N end of Derwent Reservoir, c. SK170922, 19/6/04, 26/6/05, 14/5/07.

16th April 2008

Visible migration on the pool today!!!
10+ Swallow,3 House Martins,Sand Martins,3 Willow Warblers,Chiffchaff,Blackcap,1 Common Sandpiper,1 Yellow Wagtail over calling but not seen (1st of the year) also 1 Little Owl,2 Cormorant


Tuesday 15 April 2008

15th April 2008

2 Willow Warbler,3 Swallow,4 Sand Martin,Curlew over calling,2 Common Sandpiper (1st of the year on the pool) 5 Buzzard,2 Kestrel,1 Sparrowhawk


Saturday 12 April 2008

12th April 2008

9 Common Buzzard,1 Kestrel,1 Sparrowhawk,6 Greylag in with the Canada Geese,4 Swallow,4 Sand Martin,1 House Martin my first of the year,1 Grey Wagtail,1 Grey Heron


Wednesday 9 April 2008

9th April 2008

RL Partridge, Grey Wagtail, 4 Common Gulls, Reed Bunting and Goldfinch.

Colin Green.

9th April 2008

1 House Martin,15+ Sand Martin,2 Blackap,1 Chiffchaff,2 Buzzard,1 Raven (over calling) 3 Little Owl


Tuesday 8 April 2008

8th April 2008

1 Water Rail,2 Common Snipe,3 Lapwing,2 Shoveler,1 Chiffchaff singing also 15+ Sand Martin & 1 House Martin (My 1st & the pools 1st of the year)


Sunday 6 April 2008

6th April 2008

1 Willow Warbler singing in the snow (1st of the Year on the pool) also upto 10 Sand Martin


Friday 4 April 2008

4th April 2008

3 Little Owl. One at back of pool and another two on floor below favoured hedgerow. Several Sand Martin over water and 1 Chiffchaff singing in willows at back of pool. 1 Common Buzzard plus 2 Grey Wagtail on dam.
Also - Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Gt Crested Grebe, Jackdaw, Magpie, Starling, Woodpigeon, Pheasant, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Gt Tit, Blue Tit, LT Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Dunnock and BH Gull. 32 species, most this year - so far.

Colin Green

Thursday 3 April 2008

3rd April 2008

3 Little Owl,5 Common Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk,100+ Fieldfare & 4 Sand Martin also on the back fields 3 Hares.


Wednesday 2 April 2008

2nd April 2008

This evening on the pool 1 Swallow (1st of the year) & 1 Chiffchaff singing


2nd April 2008

1 Cormorant, 2 male Shoveler and 8 Tufted Duck on pool. 2 Grey Wagtail on dam, 1 Kestrel and at back of pool 6 Fieldfare and 1 Little Owl. Just 5 Greylags and 12 Canada Geese.

Colin Green.