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23/1/12 DBP Cetti's by canal right side of track again today if walking to the north pit. North pit Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 100 Lapwing.
Dosthill NR Chiffchaff, 3 Goldeneywe and a Canada x Greylag hybrid.

Regards, John
 
Hello all,

I will be visiting on 7th Feb - can anyone supply walking directions from Wilnecote station.

Thanks in advance.

Hi, From Wilnecote station I would take the road heading West direction (B50404), access the canal and walk south until you reach Fisher's mill Bridge, this is the access area to the reserve from the canal.

Regards, John
 
29/1/12 Drayton Bassett pits 2 Water Rail, Hare, 3 Goldeneye mid pools, a pair of Stonechat by the river.
North pit 3 Little Egret and 4 Shelduck, 600 Lapwing over the private area.
Dosthill NR 3 Goldeneye, 30 Linnet.
The RSPB have the new bridge ready and are getting tenders to have it put up.

Regards, John
 
1/2/12 Dunlin passage in the Tame Valley today, with 5 on the North pit (John Robert's and Geoff Williams) also 9 Shelduck.
River 3 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye and a Grey Wagatil.
Dosthill NR 5 Goldeneye and a Water Rail.

Regards, John
 
8/2/12 The Reserve mostly frozen today however there was open water on the North pit due to it's closenesss to the river and outflow to the private area creating moving water. A nice male Pintail feeding, also 10 Shelduck and a Little Egret, a Reshank flew over.
Between Dosthill NR and the river was a Red Head Smew minimum of 20 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander on the river and another 2 on Dosthill NR, 2 Raven over and a Cetti's warbler.

Regards, John
 
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14/2/12 DBP 12 Goldeneye mid section, North pit Little Egret, 7 Shelduck, Peter Price 9 Golden Plover came in briefly. River Barbara Valentine reports R H Smew also present male and female Goosander.
Dosthill NR 6 Goldeneye, 25 Lesser Redpoll and a Chiffchaff.

Regards, John
 
23/2/12 DBP Spring day today 2 Bumble Bees seen, Reed Bunting singing. North pit 4 Oyst, 2 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover and 5 Shelduck.
Dosthill NR R H Goosander and 2 Reported by Karl Argent. 2 Oyst,5 Goldeneye and a Chiffchaff singing. Bumble see here also
Local man Bittern 14/2/12 Ted Rowe and again on 16/2/12 Peter Burton.

Regards, John
 
29/2/12 Dosthill NR the Cetti's Warbler capital of the modern County of Stafforshire. Cetti's Warbler singing also singing a wintering Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher's on the islands, 5 Goldeneye and a fisherman with his tent on the Eastern side.
DBP North pit 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank,Ringed Plover, Little Egret and 4 Shelduck, 30 Linnet, Coltsfoot in flower, Skylark singing on west field. RSPB volunteers clearing the last island, many breeding islands but with no floating sliuce any birds that nest the majority will be flooded out in Spring this will include Avocet if they decide to nest.

Regards, John
 
29/2/12 Dosthill NR the Cetti's Warbler capital of the modern County of Stafforshire. Cetti's Warbler singing also singing a wintering Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher's on the islands, 5 Goldeneye and a fisherman with his tent on the Eastern side.
DBP North pit 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank,Ringed Plover, Little Egret and 4 Shelduck, 30 Linnet, Coltsfoot in flower, Skylark singing on west field. RSPB volunteers clearing the last island, many breeding islands but with no floating sliuce any birds that nest the majority will be flooded out in Spring this will include Avocet if they decide to nest.

Regards, John

And abandon their favourite home at Upton Warren? Never!

In all seriousness the Flashes can only hold a finite number of Avocet pairs so it will be interesting to see where any "overspill" appears in the West Mids.
 
6/3/12 DBP 3 Hare very busy in central section racing around, also here on pools 2 Goldeneye, north pit Redshank, 8 Shelduck and 2 Little Egret, Ringed Plover reported.

Regards, John
 
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