2 Swallows were seen, the first records received this year
Peter has extended his observations of local fungi populations to the Brownhills Common area, a list of the species detected is here
A Redshank and a Kingfisher were present (GR).
A pair of Buzzards was present on the North Heath and large numbers of Red Deer were grazing. Please do not allow dogs to approach the deer.
An Andrena species of bee was observed in the Norton Bog area.
2 Little Ringed Plovers were flying around the lake in the evening.
|Fri 3rd||No records.|
|Sat 4th||No records.|
|Sun 5th||No records.|
|Mon 6th||No records.|
Two Little Ringed Plovers were on the Sailing Shore. A male
Stonechat was on the north heath along with several pairs
of Reed Buntings, Snipe and displaying Meadow Pipits (GR).
On Cuckoo Bank there were Skylarks, Yellowhammers and nesting Lapwings (GR).
|Wed 8th||No records.|
|Thurs 9th||A Whimbrel flew north during the morning and an Oystercatcher was on the Sailing Shore.|
|Sat 11th||12 Swallows were over the North Heath (PW) and good numbers of Sand Martins were over the lake (JHu). 2 Willow Tits were also present.|
|Sun 12th||No records.|
|Mon 13th||No records.|
On Cuckoo Bank there were 5 reeling Grasshopper Warblers (DO).
5 terns were present during the morning of which at least 3 were
Common Terns (PW). A male Redstart and a male
Wheatear were present.
A large number of mining bees were sunning themselves on the fences at Norton Bog.
On Cuckoo Bank there were 7 reeling Grasshopper Warblers (DO).
Two Common Terns were present (GR).
A Cuckoo was on Cuckoo Bank along with 5 Buzzards, 3 Greylag Geese and a flock of Jackdaws (GR).
|Sat 18th||On Cuckoo Bank there were 8 reeling Grasshopper Warblers (DO).|
|Sun 19th||No records.|
|Tues 21st||No records.|
|Wed 22nd||3 Common Terns, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Gadwall and a Grasshopper Warbler were present (PW).|
A Lesser Whitethroat was singing at the north end of the
dam, 3 Common Terns were over the lake and 42 Tufted Ducks on the Swag.
A Common Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover and a Grey Wagtail were also present (GR).
|Fri 24th||2 Shelducks were present (GR, PW).|
|Sat 25th||6 Common Terns, 2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover (PW) and over 200 hirundines were present.|
5 Swifts, a Little Ringed Plover, a
Common Sandpiper, 3 probable Common Terns, several House
Martins and an increase in Whitethroats were noted (PW).
3 Whinchats were on one of the fencelines up Cuckoo Bank.
|Mon 27th||4 Redshanks, a Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Terns and a Grasshopper Warbler were noted.|
5 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, a
Little Ringed Plover, a Common Sandpiper, an
Oystercatcher, 2 Common Terns and 12
Swifts were present (VT, JT).
4 Common Sandpipers were seen in the group of waders in the morning (GR).
|Wed 29th||13 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Oystercatchers, a Cuckoo and 4 Swifts were present (PW).|
|Thurs 30th||9 Dunlin, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper and 3 Swifts were recorded.|