Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Saturday 27 September 2008

27th September 2008

A pleasant afternoon walk around around the pool in warm sunshine netted one Swallow, mixed flocks of Long Tailed Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tit, Goldcrest, Goldfinches and Chiffchaff,2 Mute Swans flew in only to be chased off by the 2 resident Mute Swans,2 Greylag Geese flew over,2 Grey Wagtails,1 Green Woodpecker,1 Great Crested Grebe & 2 Tufted Duck.

(Alan Ramsell)

Wednesday 17 September 2008

18th September 2008

1 Spotted Flycatcher in hawthorns off the point this morning with at least 20+ Chiffchaff also seen 2 Tufted Duck,1 Kingfisher also good numbers of both Meadow Pipit & Siskin over


17th September 2008

Very quiet on the pool today with no sign of any Flycatchers (Morning or afternoon) at least 20+ Chiffchaff though in with a mixed flock of Tits,the 1st Wigeon of the Autumn a male was flying around the pool this morning but spooked by a low-flying aircraft also 3 Blackcap & Swallow on the pool & a cpl of Common Buzzard over


Tuesday 16 September 2008

16th September 2008

Quick walk around this morning with the dog,Spotted Flycatchers again in the hedgerow at the back of the pool showing well also a male Common Redstart on poolside fence further around the pool also seen 10+ Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker,1 female Pochard


Monday 15 September 2008

15th September2008

Long-tailed Tit

Up early after just a cpl of hrs sleep after a long night shift to be greeted by Nigel ,Malc & Brian already on site waiting for the Spotted Flycatchers to perform sadly they were present but not so showy (Well not until there was only me left)At least 4 birds showed well with a backup cast of 3 Blackcap,2 Garden Warbler,5+ Chiffchaff with plenty of Swallows & Martins flying over South also seen Long-tailed Tits,Goldfinch,3 Buzzard,1 Green Woodpecker,Speckled Wood,Small Tortoiseshell,Migrant,Brown & Southern Hawker & Common Darter


Sunday 14 September 2008

14th September 2008

Went a walk up Seeswood to try for some photo's of Spotted Flycatcher not a cat in hells chance
there was 4 birds present but stayed high up in the tree tops catching insects also a large party of Long-tailed tits and a Kingfisher sitting in the big Oak tree which i thought was strange with it not being near water also 20+ Meadow Pipits moving through,34 Lapwing,3 Cormorant,1 Reed Warbler and 10+ Chiffchaff,1 Common Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk,1 Kestrel also Green-veined White,Speckled Wood butterflies,1 Brown & Migrant Hawkers and a few Vapourer moths on the wing

Saturday 13 September 2008

13th September 2008

Spotted Flycatcher
Common Whitethroat

(Common Whitethroat & Spotted Flycatcher photos by D.Hutton)

Bumped into John Harris whilst walking the pooch who had had 5 Lesser Redpoll over,1 Vapourer & Silvey Y(Moths) (John not the pooch!!) also seen by myself & John 2 Raven over + another calling over about an hr later,1 Common Whitethroat,at least 4 Spotted Flycatcher (poss upto 7) 15+ Chiffchaff,1 Garden warbler,2 Reed Warbler,Swallows,House martins stll in good numbers around the pool, 4 Common Buzzard & 1 Little Owl also seen Speckled Wood,Green-veined White,2 Red Admiral,2Common Darters,Southern Hawkers,Migrant & Brown Hawkers


Wednesday 10 September 2008

10th September 2008

Spotted Flycathers (Dave Hutton)

Still a few migrants around the pool with Swallow.House Martin & Sand Martin,1 Reed Warbler,2 Willow Warbler,10+ Chiffchaff,1 Blackcap & at least 5 Spotted Flycatcher also seen 4 Common Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk,30+ Siskin (Very early) also a few Meadow Pipits over whilst Butterflies inc Green-veined White,Speckled Wood & 1 Red Admiral with Migrant Hawkers & Brown Hawkers in good numbers


10th September 2008

3 Spotted Flycatchers at back of pool in red berry bush next to main gate to field. Otherwise quiet. Several Swallows and a couple of Sand Martin over pool.

Colin Green

Monday 8 September 2008

8th September 2008

Havin neglected the pool the last few days having spent the majority of my time at Shustoke Reservoir (Grey Phalarope,Arctic Tern,Black Tern etc) i finally managed to get around for an hour this afternoon,not much to report (Probably missed it all!!) good numbers of Chiffchaff at the back-end of the pool & a Green Sandpiper being the only highlight which was sat on the poolside stages but was very flighty also seen Brown Hawker & Migrant Hawkers

(For more details on the Shustoke birds follow the links & photos on my webpage)


Wednesday 3 September 2008

3rd September 2008

Still a visible passage thru the pool this morning with at least 10 Chiffchaff,2 Reed Warbler,200+ House Martins several Sand Martins & Swallows,1 Swift,1 Yellow Wagtail,1 Spotted Flycatcher & a Whinchat (the 1st on the pool this year) other bird seen include 2 Common Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk. This afternoon whilst trying to locate this mornings Whinchat (No luck!!) I had another 2 Spotted Flycatcher & an early Siskin

Whinchat (D.Hutton)


Tuesday 2 September 2008

2nd September 2008

Spotted Flycatcher (D.Hutton)

A little more movement on the pool today after last nights heavy rain.
Hobby over at 8:58, 2 Kingfisher good numbers of both Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff working the many small bushes & reeds around the pool & at least 3 Spotted Flycatcher (1ad 2juv) in hedgerow towards the back of the pool. This afternoon on the pool 4 Common Buzzard,1 Juv Common Whitethroat,1 Juv Hobby hunting martins,plenty of House Martin & Swallow with at least 1 Sand Martin & the 3 Spot Flys still present