Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Lutley Wedge 28/12/11 12.00pm (7°c) Cool and breezy.

'Red-listed local patch mega!'

(3) Marsh Tits Lutley Wedge (CR).

The first confirmed record of Marsh Tit at Lutley Wedge was as recently as 16/3/11, followed by (1) on 27/12/11 (both SLC).
Marsh Tit sadly has become a very rare species within the West Midlands, and is now a Category A description species with only a handful of records most years from the county. At a UK level the picture is not any better and it is on the Red-list as a species of conservation concern due to more than a 50% decline in numbers in the last 25 years. This makes the monitoring of this very small and surely vulnerable population of Marsh Tits 'clinging on' here at Lutley even more important in my view.

Marsh Tit 28/12/11 sound recordings/sonograms 

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Lutley Wedge 24/12/12 12.00pm (5°c) Cool and overcast.

A Woodcock was at Wassell Grove Pools this afternoon, also 20+ Siskin and 1 Lesser Redpoll feeding in the Alders, 10 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing and a Kingfisher.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Lutley Wedge 20/12/12 1.55pm (5°c) Cold, overcast.

22 Siskin and 1 Lesser Redpoll were at Wassell Grove Pools, also 21 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and a flock of 9 Bullfinch. 5 Redwing around Grange Farm and a flock of 27 Skylarks over the Top Footpath.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Lutley Wedge 02/12/11 12.30pm (4°c) Overcast with occasional bright spells.

'Over-winterers settle in'
Wassell Grove Pools:-
130+ Redwing
5+ Fieldfare
40+ Siskin
1 Redpoll sp
10 Goldfinch
1 Goldcrest
♂ Siskin 2/12/11