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RSPB Middleton Lakes (1 Viewer)


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Now open, the Reserve is mostly in Warwickshire and regarding other vice County biological recording is nearly entirely in Warwickshire, Dosthill being formly in Warwickshire but now in the modern extended County of Staffordshire.
The RSPB shortly will be putting up a feeding station near the free carpark at Middleton Hall, which should attract Willoow Tit and on occasion my attract Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. The feeding station Close to pools should attract Reed Bunting and this year Yellowhammer has been present in this area.

Regards, John
The old conveyer Bridge between Fisher's mill and Dosthill was removed by Hanson's contracters yesterday at SP20302 98704. So the only way to get to the Dosthill side at the moment is by road.
However Warwickshire County Council have a legal obligation to convey the footpath.

Regards, John
The RSPB are fundraising for the DBP North pit hide, toilets and more education facilities near the carpark.
If funds are available the DBP North pit hide would go up in Autumn.

15/6/11 The RSPB New feeding station are feeders hung over a dead tree veiwable from the Heronry viewing platform. Today attracting Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 House Sparrows from the farm Ad and juv Great Tit and Ad and juv Blue Tit.
At Fisher's mill on the New Reed Bed pool were 2 1st sum Caspian Gulls at 15:12

Regards, John
24/6/11 RSPB Middleton lakes, Middleton Hall section, people moth catching for the RSPB report Barn Owl Hunting on the play meadow after dark and WJE saw the Barn Owl at dawn.
RSPB Facebook for Middleton lakes reporting Ottters on the silt pool.

Regards, John
30/6/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Oystercatcher, by the canal a Brown Hawker.
Fisher's mill Lapwing with young, Redshank with young, moorhen with young and a large grass snake emerged from the water and went into the sedge.

Regards, John
6/7/11 Sightings Alan Dean Middleton Hall Pool 2 Green Sand and a Black-tailed Godwit at Fisher's mill on the reedbed pool, at Fisher's mill Redshank with 2 young still.

Regards, John
7/7/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sand.
Middleton Hall near farm Gatekeeper seen.
Fisher's mill now 2 Little Egret, Lapwing seen with 2 young. Redshank with 1 large young seen LRP present. Second Brood Common Blue Butterfly seen and Roesel's bush Crickets singing.

Regards, John
13/7/11 Middleton Hall pool 4 Green Sandpiper and a Water Rail calling.
Near the farm RSPB Volunteers were surprised to find 2 Great Crested Newts in stone for path laying. These piles of stone would absorb heat in the day and keep these cold blooded animals warm.
Southern Hawker along Mill plantation.
Fisher's mill 3 juv Lapwing, juv LRP and juv Redshanks as big as the adults now, common Sandpiper in the area.

Regards, John


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20/7/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sand.
Heronry viewing platform whist talking to 2 people I heard a very brief Lesser Spotted Woodpecker call, I soon located the bird in the top of the dead branches on the Oak in the farm paddock, we watched the bird preen, seen to be a male bird through my scope, it then flew over the farm
Fisher's mill Little Egret, Green Sand, Common Sand, 4 Dunlin, 3 Juv Redshank, 4 LRP including 2 juv's, the new reedbed pool is the place for waders at the moment and a juv Common Tern seen.

Regards, John
1/8/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sand, Raven over Hall.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in oak paddock by farm (10:03)
New Reedbed pool which is split by the county boundary Warwickshire/Staffordshire Juv Wood Sandpiper, 9 juv LRP, Ad Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sand, Peregrine came in from Fisher's mill.
Fisher's mill 2nd brood common Blue butterflies and 6 Roesel's Bush cricket singing.

Regards, John
3/8/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sand.
Report of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Mill plantation.
Also report of 2 Wood sand Reedbed pool. Visiting later I saw Fisher's mill Greenshank, Common Sand on the river and reedbed pool juv LRP.

Regards, John
RSPB Middleton lakes

9/8/11 Middleton Hall pool 3 Green Sand.

From the RSPB carpark to fisher's mill bridge 2 Migrant Hawker's a Southern Hawker, 3 Holly Blue Butterfly and a May fly Emphemera danica appears to have emerged a distance from the water and 7 foot up in a large leaved lime. Geoff Williams seen limping along with a stick.
Fisher's mill Sand Spurrey in flower on the tracks no doubt spread from Sutton park, New Reed bed pool with Greenshank, Ringed Plover and 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail over and later it got busier with JKLA Juv Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 juv Dunlin, LRP and Ringed plover.

Regards, John


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RSPB Middleton lakes 12/8/11
Middleton Hall pool 3 Green Sand.
Middleton Hall Mill plantation farm side male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in tall Ash with rotten branches.
Fisher's mill juv Woodsand, juv LRP, 4 Greenshank. Earlier AGW 3 Ruff.

Regards, John
RSPB Butterfly transect people report Silver-washed Fritillary on Buddlejs ( Butterfly-bush) fisher's mill today where the small stream comes from under the canal.

Regards, John
22/8/11 Middleton Hall pool 2 Green Sand. Water Rail in Heronry view pool, Yellow Wagtail over.
New reedbed pool Greenshank, juv LRP, Green Sand over heading North.

Regards, John

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