Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Lutley Wedge 05/11/14 (4°c) Cold, Overcast 6/8-7/8. Wind (NW) F3

"Another Woodpig surge" 

4,764 Wood Pigeon ➝S/SW
4 Cormorant ➝SW
118 Fieldfare (53➝S/SE) (18➝W) (4➝N/NW) (19 in) (20➝SW) (4➝E/NE)
64 Redwing (17➝SW) (17➝S) (14➝W) (15 in) 
1 Brambling ➝SW
2 Redpoll sp ➝NW
2 Siskin (1➝S)
40 Linnet
5 Meadow Pipit
20 Pied Wagtail
116 Starling ➝W
Cormorant 5/11/14

Friday, 31 October 2014

Lutley Wedge 31/10/14 (15°c) Mild, overcast 6/8 patchy mist/murk. Wind (S) F3

"First Fieldfare"

2 Lapwing ➝SW
113 Fieldfare (86➝SW) (19➝S) (7 in) (1➝W)
367 Redwing (293➝SW) (59➝S/SE) (13 in) (2➝N)
4 Song Thrush (2➝E) (2➝S)
1 Redpoll sp ➝S
3 Siskin (1➝N) (1➝E)
44 Chaffinch ➝W/SW
55 Linnet
1 Reed Bunting
300 Starling ➝W/SW
2 Raven ➝SW
Lapwing 31/10/14
Fieldfare 31/10/14

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Lutley Wedge 29/10/14 (7°c) Broken high cloud 6/8, overcast 8/8 later. Wind (N) F1- (NE) F2

1 Mute Swan ➝ENE u-turned ➝N
1 Grey Goose sp ➝ENE
100 Redwing (54➝SW) (28➝S) (9➝N) (10 in)
2 Song Thrush ➝N
1 Bullfinch ➝S
1 Reed Bunting
78 Linnet
8 Chaffinch ➝W/SW
5 Meadow Pipit
1 Grey Wagtail ➝NW 
8 Skylark
137 Starling ➝W/SW
1,045 Wood Pigeon ➝S/SW
 1st-w Mute Swan 29/10/14
only the 2nd sighting at Lutley Wedge this year.

Goldcrest 29/10/14

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Lutley Wedge 22/10/14 (6°c) Fine & sunny, scattered cloud 2/8-5/8. Wind (W) F1-F3

"Woodpigs on the move and a late Mipit surge"

1 Stonechat
1 Water Rail 
1 Chiffchaff 
29 Redwing (18➝W/SW) (3➝N) (8 in)
5 Song Thrush (4➝S/SW)
6+ Blackbird
2 Brambling (1➝W) (1➝SW)
39 Chaffinch ➝W/SW
1 Siskin
2 Reed Bunting (1➝WSW)
60 Linnet
100 Meadow Pipit ➝S/SW
12 Pied Wagtail
7 Starling ➝W
4,345 Wood Pigeon ➝S/SW
2 Goldcrest
3 Raven ➝S/SW
70 B.H.Gull ➝W/SW

1 Red Admiral ➝S
♂ Stonechat 22/10/14 dropped in at vis mig watchpoint

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Lutley Wedge 15/10/14 (10°c) Cloudy/overcast 8/8 breaking to 6/8 some patchy low cloud c1100ft. Wind (ESE)-(E) F2/3

"Woodlark and huge Redwing rush!"

1 WOODLARK (heard only, called twice in flight. Only the 2nd record at Lutley Wedge)
8,472 Redwing  
14 Song Thrush 
2 Brambling
1 Swallow
1 Chiffchaff
1 Blackcap
1 Redpoll sp
11 Meadow Pipit 
31 Pied Wagtail 
3 alba Wagtail
117 Starling 
1 Reed Bunting 
12 Skylark

1 Red Admiral ➝SW
Redwings 15/10/14

Swallow 15/10/14


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Halesowen West Midlands 14/10/14

6 Golden Plover flew over my garden heading West towards Lutley Wedge at 12.42pm

Golden Plover 14/10/14

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Lutley Wedge 02/09/10 (11°c) Cloudy 6/8. Wind (E) F1

1 Juv Whinchat (Wassell Grove)
2 Tree Pipit
5 Swift
15 House Martin
18 Swallow
1 Whitethroat
2 Chiffchaff
37 Meadow Pipit (26➝S/SW) (11 in)
2 alba Wagtail ➝S
2 Linnet ➝S
1 Raven ➝S
Meadow Pipit & Swift 2/9/14

Whinchat 2/9/14

Sunday, 24 August 2014

24/08/14 Lutley Wedge (8°c) Fine & sunny, scattered/broken high cloud. (SW) F1

"Gropper!"

1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER
2 Whinchat (1 juv still Wassell Grove)
5 Tree Pipit (2 in)
3 flava Wagtail (1➝SSW)
27+ Swift
43 House Martin
14 Swallow
4 Whitethroat
4 Blackcap
3 Chiffchaff
Grasshopper Warbler 24/8/14
 (The first ever autumn record at Lutley Wedge, and first gropper on the patch since 2011! )

Whinchat & Tree Pipit 24/8/14

Swift 24/8/14