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Spotter - 2011 List (1 Viewer)


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As a newbie to the forum and only having seen this sight I thought it would be good to list what I have seen either when I've been out walking at lunchtime and when out on the site. In addition I will list those seen in the garden.

27 Jan 11

On site:

1. Buzzard
2. Pheasant
3. Long Tailed Tits
4. Blue tits
5. Crows

In Garden:

6. Sparrows
7. Robin
8. Starlings
9. Blackbird
10. Ringed Dove
11. Wood pigeon
12. Wren

and spot of the day a Wren on the fence.

That's it for today.......oh for tomorrow

Can anyone tell me what the numbers are for? Do they just start from 1 at the beginning of the year or is there any other significance
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28 Jan 11

On site:

13. Rook (Corvus Frugilegus)
14. Magpie (Picca Picca)
15. Common Gull (Larus Canus)
16. Song Thrush (Turdus Philomelos)

Stopped off at Priorslee Balancing Lake, just off J4 of M54 nr Telford on way home from work and spotted the following:

17 Coot (Fulica atra)
18 Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
19 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
20 Lesser Black Backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
21 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
22 Pochard (Aythya ferina)
23 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
24 Ring necked Duck (Aythya collaris).
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30 Jan 2011

Priorslee Balancing Lake 1345-1530

Went to try out mates Opticron scope and my own new Opticron 10 x 42 Binos. Had reasonably good time until pillock came along with kyak and paddled straight through ice to where birds were. Absolutely furious at the guy but he took no notice.

25 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
26 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
27 Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)


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31 Jan 2011

On site

First ever;

28 Bullfinch (Male) (Pyrabulla pyrabulla) Stunning reddish pink breast.


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01 Feb 2011

On site, in hide in conservation area. Weather sunny but cold. Had good hours spotting today.

29 Great Tit (Parus Major)
30 Coal Tit (Parus ater)
31 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
32 Goldcrest (F) (Regulus regulus) Attractive little bird, bright colours.
33 Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)


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02 Feb 11 Nothing to add to list
10 Feb 11 Not been out since above, nothing new to add to list

13 Feb 11

At Crematorium, weather overcast, cold and windy

34 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

14 Feb 11 On site, overcast, hail and windy, nothing new to add


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16 March 11
Haven't been out for a while due to family requirements, however, today saw a juvenile Buzzard and

35 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)


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Haven't had any new sightings until today. Went to Venus Pool nr Shrewsbury today for the 1st time and saw the following:

36. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
37. Black Headed Gull (Chroicephalus ridibundus)
38. Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
39. Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
40. Lapwing (vanellus vanellus)
41. Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
42. Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
43. Oyster Catcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
44. Sand Martin (Riparia Riparia)
45. Reed Bunting (Emberiza shoeniclus)

Really good site and hides.


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16 May On Site Weather - Windy and overcast

46. Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
47. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
48. Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

31 May The Wrekin, Telford. Weather - Bright sunny start followed by hail and rain

49. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrines) Pair plus 4 chicks
50. Tree Pippit (Antbus trivialis)

02 June On site. Weather - Overcast and muggy

51. Swallow (Hiruado rustica)
52. Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)


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7 June 11, Site, Weather-overcast, humid, showery

53. Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Male & Female


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24 June 11
Venus Pool, Bright with some cloud

54. Little Ringed PLover
55. Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

27 June 11
Site, Bright & sunny with a little breeze

56. Green woodpecker (Picus viridus)


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29 June 11
Aqualate Mere - Bright with glare off the water - time 1940-2130

57. Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
58. Turtle Dove (Stretopelia turtur)
59. Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
60. Reed Bunting (Emberiza Schoeniclus)

12 July 11
Sandwell Valley (RSPB)

Bright with breeze

61. Linnett (Carduelis cannabina
62. Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
63. Teal (Anas crecca)
64. whitethroat (sylvia communis)
65. Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
66. Herring gull (Larus Argentatus)


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17 Aug 2011 - site - sunny

67. Hawfinch (Coccotbraustes coccotbraustes)
68. chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
69. Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)


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21 Oct 11 - Venus Pool - Overcast

70. Shoveller (Anas clypeata)

Have been out several times but with no new birds to report. Last spotting day of this year was 29 Dec at Venus Pool, lots of Teal in winter plummage.

A Happy New Year to all

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