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2005 Sightings

Date of SightingSightingsCommentsName SuppliedRecord Created
26/12/2005Noted by Chloe Pye at the Paul Stanley Hide: 2 Black-necked Grebe showing well most of the day in the bay at the front of the hide Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Robin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit. Goosander, Goldeneye, Mute Swan, Coot, Gadwall, Ruddy Duck, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Moorhen, Lapwing, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull. Also in the area: Mediterranean Gull, Willow Tit, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Redshank. The Carsington Bird Club BoxingDespite the cold and miserable weather, a good day for birds at Carsington:.30/12/2006
22/12/20057+Goldfinchs and 2 Lesser Redpoll in trees next to path to Wildlife Centre 5 Wigeon-near the wooden walkway on the way to the Wildlife Centre 1 Gadwall-near Horseshoe Island 2 Pochard-left of Wildlife Centre 1 Redshank-far left bank from Wildlife Centre.Sam Pedley30/12/2006
20/12/2005Two Black-necked Grebe seen today from the Sheepwash hide. The Red-necked Grebe is still around and usually seen from Lane end hide. Seen on Sunday 18th were Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Green Sandpiper (calling in flight) & two Whooper swans that flew over. Wildfowl numbers are still increasing with site records for Tufted duck (1078), Little Grebe (105). Also around: 2000+ Coot, 600+ Wigeon, four Ruddy Duck, approx. 20 Goldeneye and nine Goosander. Small flocks of Siskin, a few Redpoll, last wee..30/12/2006
10/12/2005The following observations were noted from the logbook in the Wildlife Centre (WLC) for the 7th December but excluding those sightings already recorded on the website: Little Owl (2). Raven (2). Green Woodpecker (1). Goosander (8). Goldeneye (2). Today, the 10th December, visited Stones Island and the WLC at around midday. Mainly sunny and reasonably warm. Not many birding visitors. 35 species identified. OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (5). Gadwall (2 pairs) - from WLC. GoldenA Tittesworth Snippet: A great find on the 4th was a male Ferruginous Duck, only the second sighting of this species at Tittesworth. Unfortunately it only stayed for a day.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
07/12/2005The Red-necked Grebe was seen in front of Lane Ends again at 12:15 today. There was also a Grey Wagtail there at 10:15. Two Ravens flew low over Sheepwash at 10:30, calling. There were two Redshank and c15 Redwings in the fields between Sheepwash and Lane Ends as well..Paul Bennett: Ranger Service30/12/2006
02/12/20051 Bullfinch-behind wildlife centre 12:30 2 Tree Sparrows- feeders Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Great Tit and Blue Tits - very active 1 Little Grebe- in front of wildlife centre 1 Great Crested Grebe-far back off horseshoe island 8+ Gadwall-left of wildlife centre and of Horseshoe island 15+ Ruddy Duck-in middle of reservoir 4+ Pochard- close to front of wildlife centre 2 Kestrel in fields left of wildlife centre and over horseshoe island.Sam Pedley30/12/2006
28/11/2005I braved the conditions today so I have a few highlights. The Red-necked Grebe which has been around for almost two weeks now was giving good views again from lane end hide. 50+ Fieldfares were flying over Wildlife Centre creek. Siskin and Redpoll, at least 10 of each on Shiningford creek. At least 7 Goldeneye and a female Goosander were visible from Sheepwash hide, as were 2 Redshank. Just before leaving at 16.00pm I noticed around 25 Golden Plover on Horseshoe Island alongside th.Dave Newcombe30/12/2006
27/11/2005Goldcrest sighted in bushes between Watersports and field next to visitor centre. 27/11/05 am..Rose Day STW Ranger30/12/2006
26/11/2005We noted recent sightings from the board outside the visitor centre and submit those which are not already recorded on the website. 25th November: Excluding observations reported by Paul Bennett. Redshank (5). 24th November: Slavonian Grebe (1). Red-necked Grebe (1). 23rd November: Red-necked Grebe (1). Goosander (1 female). Goldeneye (14). Redshank (4). Yellow-legged Gull (1). Raven (1). Grey Wagtail (2). Lesser Redpoll (40+). 22nd November: Red-necke.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
25/11/2005The Red-necked Grebe has been seen everyday this week. Roger Carrington has twice found it to the left of the Watersports Island early in the morning and it usually ends up back in front (to the left) of Lane Ends hide by the afternoon. Yesterday Richard Lowe found a Slavonian Grebe from Sheepwash Hide at 10.00a.m. It was seen over by the far bank in front of what Roger called the 'half moon field'..Paul Bennett (STW Ranger)30/12/2006
19/11/2005Lane End Hide - 1 Red Necked Grebe (Was showing from left viewing window, or from the path by the tower. In winter plumage but clearly distinctive) 3 Shelduck Sheepwash Hide - B.H Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, Grey Heron, c5 Cormorant, large numbers of G.C Grebe, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Lapwing (the Sun was actually so bright it silhouetted everything in the South vista from this hide)..Matthew Reed30/12/2006
18/11/20053-30pm Red necked grebe near far bank near old boat..also red deer - far bank waters edge..30/12/2006
18/11/2005Recent observations taken from the Wildlife Centre (WLC) logbook: 13th November: Water Rail (1); Chiffchaff (1). 14th November: Dunlin (5); Goldeneye (3). 15th November: Goldeneye (7); Kingfisher (2); Raven (3); Lapwing (510). 17th November: Excluding D Newcombe's observations already reported. Siskin (30); Grey Wagtail (1); Redwing (21); Fieldfare (7). Please note that the sightings reported for today were from Lane Ends hide or its close environs. 18th November (am): Little OwlA Tittesworth Snippet: The bird race run by the West Midland Bird Club in conjunction with the Macclesfield RSPB Group, on the 12th November, was a great success although turnout was lower than expected. All told 59 species of bird were found in the three hour race period, with the winning team scoring 51 to beat the 'Tittesworth 50 Challenge'. Prizes were awarded to the first three teams by the Severn Trent ranger service. The best bird find in the Tittesworth area recently is a Great GRay and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
17/11/2005A few notes for today at Carsington. The obvious highlight was a Red-necked Grebe which a friend and I found from Lane end hide, it was showing very well after lunch up to at least 15.00hrs. Also seen were 17 Goldeneye (9 males and 8 females) 2 Pintail, 2 Raven and a Redshank..Dave Newcombe30/12/2006
13/11/2005Female goosander by dam wall at 4.30 p.m..Neil Venables30/12/2006
12/11/2005When I was at Carsington Water at 14:44 0n the 12th November at Sheepwash Hide I was helped to see a Great Northern Diver by some more knowlegeable birdwatchers..Sam, aged 1330/12/2006
09/11/2005The following recent sightings were obtained from the Wildlife Centre (WLC) logbook, the sightings board outside the visitor centre and by word of mouth: 3rd November: Peregrine (1). 4th: Redwing (15). 5th: Blackcap (one, female). " : Marsh Tit (1). " : Raven (1). 6th: Kingfisher (1). 7th: Brambling (5). 8th: Ring-necked Duck (one, first winter) - Fishtail Creek. " : Treecreeper (1). Bullfinch (1). 9th: Redpoll (1) - WLC. Willow Tit (1) - WLC. We visited the site on A Tittesworth Snippet: On Saturday the 12th November there will be a "bird race" at Tittesworth, organised by the West Midland Bird Club, commencing at 10am. All birders are welcome, be it teams of three friends, family parties or just individuals out for a morning's fun. Entrance is free and a map and bird species checklist will be provided. Meet at the covered barbecue area near the visitor centre at about 9.30am. A few prizes are on offer but just come for the challenge of tryinRay and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
02/11/2005Recent sightings extracted from the Wildlife Centre (WLC) logbook: 30th October: Brambling (8), Redwing (100+), Dunlin (1), Redshank (1), Redpoll (12), Meadow Pipits (9). 31st October: Grey Wagtail (2), Snipe (4). 1st November: Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Siskin (1), Nuthatch (1), Redshank (2). 2nd November (am): Brambling (1), Siskin (13), Kingfisher (1), Redwing (15), Redpoll (22). The following refers to our visit to the site today the 2nd November (pm): Visited StonA Tittesworth Snippet: After the recent heavy rain, the reservoir is now full. The top of the Small Island in the Conservation Pool now stands several feet above the surface of the water after the recent heavy duty work to raise its level. Hopefully the surrounding water will not cause subsidence and that water birds will be able to use it for breeding in the future. A further 50 tons of shingle will be placed on top of the island sometime next year. Please note that prior to this summer's workRay and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
02/11/2005The track from the Visitor Centre to the Wildlife Centre is still proving to very productive at the moment. Roger Carrington saw eight Bramblings and 100+ Redwing on Sunday 30th (see October Monthly Bird Notes). A very distinctive call led me to a single Brambling sitting in a tree above the Wildlife Centre this morning (02/11). There were also 15+ Siskin and 20+ Redpoll feeding in the Alders around the Wildlife Centre, along with Goldfinches and Chaffinches. Numbers of Siskin and Redpoll ar.Paul Bennett Ranger Service30/12/2006
27/10/200520 October 100 plus Pochard, Buzzard, 6 Blackbirds, 20 Cormorants 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Pied Wagtail. 50 Barnacle Geese - Shiningford Creek 30 Lapwing, Horseshoe Island 200 Starlings - Shiningford Creek 27th October (Thursday) Sunny warm day: Long-tail tits - Scow Brock, Robin, Gt.Tit, 80 Fieldfares flew over Scow Brock, 1 Sparrowhawk, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, lots of Gulls, 1 Gt.Crested Grebe, 5 Swans and 1 Cygnet, 6 Redwing - Shiningford Creek, 100 - L.Elvin & Jan Sheppard30/12/2006
25/10/2005Of note this morning: Two Curlew flying low over the VC car park at 07:45. Four Fieldfares flew out of the trees at the start of the track to the Wildlife Centre and headed west and five Siskin flew south. At least four Redwings were in the back of the hedgerow on the left-hand side of the track (This area has been quite productive recently, with Thrushes and Finches in reasonable numbers. I also saw/heard a Little Owl there in the evening last week). The highlight this morning though, was.Paul Bennett: Ranger Service30/12/2006
20/10/2005A 1st Winter Goldeneye was seen from Paul Stanley hide, as was 49 Gadwall & 5 Shoveler. 2 Sparrowhawks were seen flying past the hide. 72 Cormorants were on the spit from sheepwash. 53 Barnacle Geese, 1 Redshank & and eclipse male Pintail were seen from the Wildlife Centre..D.Newcombe30/12/2006
18/10/2005The following were seen among the more usual species at Carsington on October 18 between noon and 12.45pm: Female Pintail in the boat club bay; stayed only briefly before flying off in direction of the wildlife centre. Pair of Buzzards wheeling over Hall Wood. Pair of Bullfinch in bushes on Stones Island. Small flock of Linnet passing across the car par near the visitor centre. C9 Long-tailed Tits in bushes on Stones Island. Five Gadwall (3m/2F) in open water in front of the cycle hire s..30/12/2006
13/10/2005Taken from the WLC logbook: 8th October: Pintail (1) - eclipse male, WLC: 9th: Jay (1); Common Sandpiper (1); Sandwich Tern (1); 10th: Pintail (1) - eclipse male. 13th: Kingfisher (1) - near WLC; the Pintail again. Further sightings made by us also on the 13th: Barnacle Goose (4) - Horseshoe Island. Gadwall (pair) - WLC creek. Pintail (1) Red-crested Pochard (1) - off Stones Island. Kestrel (1 female) - over Horseshoe Island. Lapwing (26) - Horseshoe Island. Long-tail.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
09/10/2005A Sandwich Tern was reported to me as being on Horseshoe Island last Sunday(9th). The description fitted but I didn't get out to see it myself. I was told that it was only viewable from Shiningford Creek area as it was on the North-east side, although it take to the air occasionally. For anyone interested in gulls, the roost is just off the end of Stones island at the moment, allowing quite close views (17:30 onwards). The vast majority of them are Lesser Black-backed and Black-headed Gull.Paul Bennett (STW Ranger)30/12/2006
08/10/2005Today from the wildlife centre hide I heard and observed a Bar Tailed Godwit which flew in from the North to Horseshoe Island at 2.55pm landing on the exposed mud. Further scanning along the waters edge I located a second bird and this was followed at 3.17pm by a third bird which flew in from the same direction..Peter Nuttall30/12/2006
07/10/20051 - Kingfisher - - Hopton end of resvervoir 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker - Fishtail Creek 3 -Great Tits - Hall Wood 2 - Blue Tits - Hall Wood 1 - Red Crested Pochard (male) - Inlet near Millfields lots of Chaffinches everywhere 6 - Pied Wagtails along the dam 4 - Rock Pippets along the dam wall 6 Magpies, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Blackbirds, 3 Robins, Tufties, Coots, Moorhens, 5 Dabchicks, 2 Gt. Crested Grebe, 2 pairs of swans, 1 with 3 young, and 1 pair with 1 cygnet, 3 Jays..Elvin & Jan Sheppard30/12/2006
05/10/2005The following recent sightings were taken from the Wildlife Centre (WLC) logbook: 1st October: Red-crested Pochard (2) - from WLC. Common Tern (1) - from WLC. Merlin (1) - from WLC. 2nd October: Red-crested Pochard (4) - from WLC. Lesser Redpoll (8) - WLC area. 3rd October: Common Sandpiper (1) - Horseshoe Island. 4th October: Snipe (1) - Horseshoe Island. Lesser Redpoll (15) - WLC area. Water Vole (1) - from WLC. The following observations were made today the 5thA Tittesworth Snippet: The work to raise the level of the Small Island has been completed. Settlement will be allowed for 6 - 9 months before surmounting the island with 50 tons of chippings. Birding interest has centred around the recent visit for several days by an Osprey. There was also a short visit from a Red Kite. Stunning photos were taken of both birds. The 2004 Tittesworth bird report has been selling well. Over 50 were sold in the last couple of weeks.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
22/09/2005Visited the Wildlife Centre and Stones Island as usual. A warm day ~ 20 degrees C. Breezy. Unfortunately there were less than 30 bird species about. OF NOTE: AVIAN SPECIES: Gadwall (6) - Horseshoe Island. Teal - several dozen, an increase in the last three weeks. Red-crested Pochard (2 females) - Wildlife Centre creek. Kestrel (1 female) - Horseshoe Island. Coot (at least 500) - in the WLC and Shiningford creeks. Lapwing (~10) - Horseshoe Island, the only waders seen today. SwaA Tittesworth Snippet: There have been no dramatic changes in the birdlife in the last few weeks. Specialist engineers have been working in the drained Conservation Pool to raise the level of the Small Island. Hopefully it will mean that the island will always be exposed above the water level and that wading birds will feel inclined to breed there. The Conservation Pool is the least disturbed area on the Tittesworth site. The 2004 site bird report is now available from reception, priced Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
06/09/2005On a visit around the Sheepwash area today: a Tern species was flying in front of Hall Wood but too far away to identify precisely and a Common Sandpiper was on the scrape in front of the Paul Stanley Hide. Pochard, Wigeon, Lapwing and four Snipe were seen during the day as well as four Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler and Kingfisher...30/12/2006
05/09/2005Our first visit since the 18th July. Visited the WLC and scoured Stones Island but only found 23 species, the lowest count for a long time. Weather: Very humid but also very misty with poor light. OF NOTE: Ruddy Duck (11) - by the WLC. Robin - many now singing again after falling silent during mid - late summer whilst refeathering. Willow Warbler (1) - Stones Island. Most warblers no longer sing and many have now left. A male Southern Hawker dragonfly was spotted on Stones IsA Tittesworth Snippet. The long staying escape, a Cape Shelduck, has now departed. Initially it was thought to be a Ruddy Shelduck but eventually it proved to be a female Cape Shelduck. Very recent good finds include Yellow Wagtails, Snipe, an Osprey, Sedge Warblers, Little Ringed Plovers with young, Nuthatch, Ravens, 33 Mistle Thrushes, Goldcrests, Stock Doves and 150 Lapwings. On the 3rd September an interesting hybrid turned up, a cross between a female Scaup and a male Tufted Duck. It was inRay and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
25/08/2005Not too many highlights at Carsington this month but on the 19th 47 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Terns and an Osprey were observed. On the 23rd, and on several other days, the Kingfisher has been showing well from the Paul Stanley Hide and a Willow Tit on the feeders and on the 25th two Dunlin were seen...30/12/2006
24/07/2005A few interesting sightings to brighten up an otherwise wet and dull day. I observed a family group of three Garden Warblers moving through the bushes by the Sailing Club entrance this morning. A Common Sandpiper was heard calling on Stones Island at 09:30. A Grey Wagtail was flushed from the shore at Millfields at 11:30 and flew towards Tail Bay. A Whimbrel flew over at the same time, calling as it headed over the Blackwall Plantation. This is the second time that I've seen/heard Whimbrel.Paul Bennett (STW Ranger)30/12/2006
20/07/2005A nice mild day on the site. Visited Stones Island & the WLC as usual. Only 26 species of bird identified. Most woodland birds have fallen silent. OF NOTE: Mute Swan (20) - including 4 cygnets. Barnacle Goose (34) - including juveniles. Ruddy Duck (13) - 12 from WLC & one off Stones Island. Kestrel (1) - Stones Island. Oystercatcher (2) - seen from the visitor centre flying across Stones Island. Song Thrush (1) - singing weakly near the WLC. From the logbook in the WLC: Black-tai.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
13/07/2005Wildlife Centre/Horseshoe Island - 3 Black Tailed Godwits (one had two white rings on its right leg plus one white ring on its left leg), 2 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Teal, 1 Ruddy Duck, 64 Lapwing & 1 Starling. Hopton Arm end (SK2653) - 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow & 1 BH Gull (flew in from north-east at 1958hrs) Near WLC (SK239519) - 4 Goldfinch.Brian Cuttell30/12/2006
11/07/2005Visited the site after four weeks absence. Very hot today at around 29 degrees C. Scanned from Stones Island and the WLC. Only 29 species counted. Woodland birds are more difficult to find now because many have either stopped or cut down on their singing, and vegetation & leafage is at its densest. OF NOTE: Ruddy Duck (1 male) - off Stones Island. Oystercatcher (2) - from WLC. Swift (2) Blackcap (1) and Willow Warbler (1) - both Stones Island. Reed Bunting (1 male) - singing occasio.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
01/07/2005Myself and my husband visit Carsington almost every week - sometimes twice a week from Nottingham. We were there today and just before leaving we decided a final stroll to the Wildlife Centre was appropriate. We were observing a few species in the Willow trees to the left hand side of the main building at the Wildlife Centre and amongst Tree Sparrows, Willow Tits, Willow Warblers and a few of the usual suspects like Chaffinch's and Blue Tits we noticed a very noisy chap having a mid-flight fi..30/12/2006
22/06/20052 Male Red Crested Pochard - showing very close Sheepwash end of reservoir, but very mobile and very quick in water. Barn Owl in usual place Little Owl perched on pylons WOODLAND - Garden Warbler,Whitethroat,Chiffchaff,Willow Warbler HORSESHOE ISLAND & SURROUNDS - Little Ringed Plover,Redshank,Oystercatcher,Lapwing,Little Grebe Teal,Barnacle Geese (flyover),1 (untickable!) Snow Goose (with Canada flock nr Horseshoe island).Matthew Reed30/12/2006
21/06/2005A family group of nine Crossbills were observed at 11:30 today in a dead tree by Penn Carr. They were found by Brian Woods and Eric Machin (Volunteer Rangers). The birds sat obligingly in the tree for around 10 minutes and then moved into an Alder tree in the wood...30/12/2006
17/06/2005A few sightings for today at Carsington: 2 Little Ringed Plovers, c6 Redshank, 2 Drake Red Crested Pochards, Curlew & c4 Oystercatchers. All seen on or near Horseshoe island. Whitethroat on Shiningford creek and a Lesser Whitethroat between Sheepwash car park & the observation tower. Juvenile birds include Robin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Mute Swan, Mallard, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Great Crested Grebe and 2 Little Grebe chicks in the bay just past Paul Stanley hide. The highlight.D. Newcombe30/12/2006
14/06/2005Sightings today at Carsington Water. Visited Stones Island and the WLC. Weather: Mainly overcast with a north-easterly breeze. 38 bird species identified. OF NOTE: Great Crested Grebe - several, including a pair with two striped young. Canada Goose - not counted but one pair seen with four sturdy goslings. Barnacle Goose (38) - including 13 adults with 24 goslings. One adult was on its own. Mallard One female seen with 10 ducklings, two of which were white! Red-crested Pochard (2) .Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
11/06/2005Here's a round up of what's been about over the last week: Two Little Ringed Plovers were seen together in front of the Wildlife Centre (no sign of breeding though) on the 10th, with possibly another pair seen on Stones Island at the same time. Also seen that day were a family group of 13 Gadwall (not bred here according to Roger) off stones Island, seven Redshank and 32 Curlew on Horseshoe Island. An Osprey was seen circling briefly over Millfields Bay and the Dam Wall on the 11th. A Red Ki.Paul Bennett Ranger Service30/12/2006
10/06/2005The highlight for me (Ian Wright) today has been the Barn Owl in the nest box doorway, a fantastic sight! Other sightings: around the Wildlife Centre - Kestrel, Reed Bunting, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Starling, Wren, Robin, Swift, Canada Geese with young, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe with young on back, Little Grebe, Redshanks, Lapwings, Magpie, Carrion Crows, Jackdaw. Walking towards Sheepwash from Wildlife Centre: Redstart, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler.Ian Wright30/12/2006
07/06/2005We covered the area from Stones Island to Shiningford Creek. A lovely warm day with a clear blue sky. Surprisingly quiet on site. 35 species of bird identified around midday. A good day for young birds. OF NOTE: Great Crested Grebe - several including one pair with striped young, one riding on the back of an adult. Charming. Canada Goose - two pairs with young goslings, six with one pair and four with the other. Barnacle Goose (17) - including five goslings with two pairs of adults.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
06/06/2005I walked from Paul Stanley Hide to Stones Island and back today, and saw 44 species including: Kestrel Great Spotted Woodpecker Oystercatchers Tree Sparrows (many with chicks) Garden Warblers Goldfinches Pochard (only 1 male with Tufted Ducks) Barnacle Geese (6 chicks with 1 adult) Reed Buntings (taking food to nest on Stones Island) Cormorant Redshank Willow Warbler Song Thrush Chiffchaff Blackcap However, the undoubted highlight was the pair of Redstarts.Peter C30/12/2006
27/05/2005Visited the WLC & Stones Island at around midday. Only 32 species of bird identified. Weather: Warm. Site overall quite quiet. Water level still very high. OF NOTE: Canada Goose - only one gosling seen! Barnacle Goose (10) Oystercatcher (1) Dunlin (2) - Horseshoe Island. Redshank (1) - Stones Island. Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Willow Warbler - many singing in the WLC, Stones Island, visitor centre area. Reed Bunting (2) - Stones Island. FROM THE WLC LOGBOOK: Today: Cur.Thanks to Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
22/05/2005A Black Tern was reported off Stones Island on the 12th when a Sanderling was seen by the Sailing Club. An immature Bar-tailed Godwit was found by the watersports centre and re-located on the end of Stones Island on the 15th. Observers also found a Turnstone and two Common Sandpipers on Watersports Island on the same day. The Godwit was on Stones Island again on the following morning, when a Sanderling was seen in front of the Wildlife Centre. A Spotted Flycatcher was found at the bottom o.Paul Bennett30/12/2006
12/05/2005In addition to sightings already received for yesterday (11/05) there was also a Temmincks Stint reported from Horseshoe Island at 07:45. It then flew off towards Stones Island but was not relocated. There were six Turnstone and five Dunlin seen by the Dam Wall, a Shelduck near to the Watersports Centre and a male Redstart on the Shiningford track. There were at least two Lapwing chicks on the right-hand side of Horseshoe Island this morning. Hopefully the start of a successful breeding s.Paul Bennett (STW Ranger)30/12/2006
11/05/2005Visted just Stones Island and the WLC Hide today, but still saw 39 species, including: Reed Buntings Willow Warblers Barnacle Geese Tree Sparrows Garden Warblers (Not as many as last time, but very obliging)! Redshanks (3) Ringed Plovers (4) Dunlins (6) Little Ringed Plovers (2) Whimbrels (3) (Confirmed following previous reports of call only. Very obvious with black caps and central crown stripe) Turnstones (8) (The last 5 species were all on Horseshoe Island at around .Peter Charlton30/12/2006
09/05/2005A good day for waders today. There were two Ringed Plovers in front of the Wildlife Centre all day, being chased around by two Little Ringed Plovers. There were also up to six Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper, as well as the usual Redshank and Lapwing. This afternoon there was a Whimbrel calling from the Sailing Club Island..Paul Bennett30/12/2006
07/05/2005Walked Sheepwash to Stones Island and back, 5.45 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. on May 7th. 42 species identified including 1 whimbrel, 2 dunlin, 1 common sandpiper (all on or near Horseshoe Island), 2 little ringed plover (viewed from Stones Island), flock of 5 bullfinch (near Shiningford Farm) and male pied flycatcher (same place as reported on May 3)..Neil Venables30/12/2006
06/05/2005We called in at Carsington on Friday, 6th May. From the Sheepwash hide we managed to pick up a male hen harrier over Stones Island, at no great height. He came down even lower, drifted across the water & moved away, heading NW. A lovely bird!.Andrew & Nicola Cox from Essex30/12/2006
04/05/2005Visited Stones Island (SI) and the Wildlife Centre (WLC). 38 species of bird identified around midday. Weather: Initially breezy and chilly but the wind dropped so the air then felt quite mild. Water level higher than on our last visit on the 20th April. Horseshoe Island (HI) is now four seperate islands!! OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (18) - WLC, SI and HI. Ruddy Duck (5) - seen from the WLC. Oystercatcher (2) - HI and satellite island off SI. Little Ringed Plover (1) - HI. Redshank.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
03/05/200543 species seen today on a walk from Sheepwash car park to Stones Island and back. Male Pied Flycatcher on the ouside edge of the bend in the path as it hairpins around the river closest to the WLC (not Shinningford creek as last year); Tree Sparrows flitting in and out of the nest boxes; Displaying Great Crested Grebes; Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Barnacle Geese, Oystercatcher, Willow Tit, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and over a dozen singing Garden Warbl.Peter Charlton30/12/2006
02/05/2005coot, tufted duck, willow warbler, canada geese, magpie, great tit, blue tit, little grebe, cormorant, goldfinch, black bird, 4 bullfinches (field behind tower), lapwing, greenfinch, robin, chaffinch, tree sparrow, reed bunting, chiffchaff, whitethroat, swallow, swan, 2 curlew flying over, ruddy ducks, moorhen, Pied Flycatcher (showing well in shiningford creek), mallard, house martin, jackdaw, carrion crows, starling, lesser black back gull, oystercatchers, pied wagtail, 2 little ring plovers (.Peter & Donna Hill30/12/2006
27/04/20053 Wheatear on the dam wall @ 17.10hrs. Presumably the same three that were also reported in the morning. Also on the dam wall were at least 4 White Wagtails and a Meadow Pipit. 21 Swifts were seen throughout the day. 2 Little Ringed Plovers at the Wildlife Centre. 2 Buzzards 2 Ravens Large numbers of Willow Warblers & Chiff Chaffs 17 Blackcaps Whitethroat.Dave Newcombe30/12/2006
26/04/2005Highlight of a brief visit to Millfields and the anglers' car park area was the distant sight of dozens of terns (presumably arctic) fishing over deep water in late afternoon. It was impossible to do an accurate count but I would estimate not far short of 70. Could not find the summer plumaged black-necked grebes listed as having been seen earlier in the day but in addition to the regulars we noted: Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, White Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Willo.Enid & Neil Hallam30/12/2006
25/04/2005Just a snippet of todays visit: Yellow Wagtail on the dam wall 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Millfields & 1 WLC Garden Warbler on Stones Island 2 Whitethroats, 1 by Middle wood & 1 at Millfields Common Sandpiper on the spit 2 probable Arctic Terns at Sheepwash 2 Whimbrels on Horseshoe Island at 17.45hrs.Dave Newcombe30/12/2006
24/04/2005It was a great birding morning at Carsington today, for the Website [not all seen by me]; 1 Shelduck flying to various locations. 1 female Common Scoter distant from Sheepwash. 2 Little Ringed Plovers, WLC and Millfields. 1 Common Sandpiper at Hopton End. Whimbrels heard flying over early am. 7 Arctic Terns from Sheepwash together with 1 adult Little Gull. 2 Yellow + 1 White Wagtail 1 Garden Warbler on Stones Island. 2 Whitethroat + 1 Lesser between Millfields and Oldfield Lane..Roger Carrington (Recorder)30/12/2006
23/04/20054 plus White Wagtail - Stones Island 3 plus Yellow Wagtail - Stones Island 4 plus Redshank - Stones Island 1 Little Ringed Plover - in front of the Sailing Club 1 Black-tailed Godwit - Watersports Island and in front of the Wildlife Centre 1 Common Scoter - in front of Fishtail Creek On Saturday 23rd April there were four Yellow Wagtails, a single White Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper on Stones Island. Roger Carrington located a singing Garden Warbler on Stones Island on the 23rd. I w.Steph Hicking30/12/2006
20/04/2005Visited Stones Island and the WLC around midday. 38 species of bird identified. Weather: Misty. Strongish cold easterly wind. Nearly 300 schoolchildren on site learning about wildlife!! Water level very, very high. Horseshoe Island now fragmented. OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (5) Wigeon (1 female) - Horseshoe Island. Ruddy Duck (1 male) - from WLC. Kestrel (1) - Stones Island. Oystercatcher (4) - 2 on Horseshoe Island & 2 (mating) on 'Sailing Club' island, just off Stones Island. Red.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
19/04/2005Carsington Bird Club evening walk around Stones Island and the Wildlife Centre between 19.00-20.45 hrs produced the following list of species this evening: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail,..30/12/2006
15/04/2005A further update from Paul: There was a single Little Ringed Plover on Watersports Island at 11:00 this morning, and a pair of Little Ringed Plovers in the field by Millfields Island at 14:30 (no public access - viewable from the footpath only). A drake Goosander flew north out of Millfields bay at 12:00 p.m..Paul Bennett30/12/2006
15/04/2005More from Paul from Stones Island this morning at 08:50. 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Yellow Wagtail (male) 7 plus White Wagtails There were large numbers of hirundines feeding in the bay in front of the sailing club. Also nice to see 41 Swallows, three House Martins and five Sand Martins perched together in a small willow just 20 feet in front of me on the causeway to the island...30/12/2006
14/04/2005Saw a pair of ruddy ducks in the area to the left of the main hide. Not sure if they are regular there but I don't recall seeing them listed on the sightings board. Didn't recognise them till I returned home and looked them up..Don Singleton30/12/2006
13/04/2005The Common Sandpiper was on Stones Island again at 08:15 this morning. It was still on the eastern bank to the right of the bonfire site between two small woodland blocks. There were eight White Wagtails also there this morning, along with a single Yellow Wagtail and three Pied Wagtails. They were feeding on the open grass to the west of the stones..Paul Bennett30/12/2006
12/04/2005A fall of spring migrants this morning on Stones Island at 09:15, all on the eastern bank. A Common Sandpiper was feeding along the waters edge, whilst four White Wagtails were on the grass nearby (with a Pied Wagtail nearby for comparison). Around fifty Swallows and fifteen Sand Martins perched in trees, with many more feeding in the low cloud and drizzle. There were also at least five House Martins feeding above the viewing area there, providing good views as they flew below me. Also of int.Paul Bennett30/12/2006
08/04/2005Visited carsington on the afternoon of 08/04/05, and saw 51 species on a walk down from Sheepwash car park to the visitor centre, and Stones Island. Most of the usual birds were seen, but, the highlights were mainly waders and passerines including: Oystercatcher, Redshank, Sand Martin, Swallow (Good numbers), House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail (about 50 with at least 8 Whites, and a fantasticly close view of a male Yellow Watail of the flavissima variety on Stones Island*), Redstart (a ver.Peter ?30/12/2006
03/04/2005The following were all seen in a 40 minute stay on Stones Island. A White Wagtail was present with a flock of 8-12 Pied at the far end of Stones Island (on the shore line). Great Grey Shrike was either invisible or showing very conspicuously, in trees again on the far side of Stones Island overhanging the waters edge. A male Reed Bunting took it's life in it's hands by perching 6 feet away from it! Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff song heard in small numbers. Small numbers of Lapwing a.Matthew Reed30/12/2006
31/03/2005On a murky day with poor visibility, the highlights at Carsington from RC today were: 2 Common Scoter off Stones Island 6 Chiffchaff 4 Willow Warblers plus Swallows and Sand Martins..30/12/2006
27/03/2005Willow Warblers have now joined the many Chiffchaffs on site. Willow Warblers can be heard singing around the rangers base and at the start of the track to the wildlife Centre, even on a dull day. A male White Wagtail (European Pied Wagtail) was seen on Stones Island on Saturday 26th (PHJ). A female Merlin flew behind Horseshoe Island at 15:45 also on Saturday There were seven Redshank and three Oystercatchers on one of the tern rafts this morning. A Swallow was reported from Ogston.Paul Bennett30/12/2006
21/03/2005Visited the WLC and Stones Island as usual. Weather: reasonably mild, in spite of a brisk breeze across Stones Island. 33 species found around midday. Water level very high. Horseshoe Island is now split into two by the water. OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (12) - Stones & Horseshoe islands. Oystercatcher (3) - Horseshoe Island. Redshank (5) - Horseshoe Island. CHIFFCHAFF (1) - singing in scrub by the edge of the reservoir, not far from the visitor centre. Reed Bunting (3) - 2 by the feederA Tittesworth Snippet: There was a huge gathering of Common Frogs in the pools to the south of the new River Churnet bridge on the 20th. There were at least 100 frogs croaking noisily. One of the females had a bright orange underside. Winter thrushes are still around but in reduced numbers. Reed Buntings are staking out territory and singing frequently. A Raven passed by on the 20th, a bird not often seen at Tittesworth. Spring has sprung! A Peacock butterfly was seen on the 20th.Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
19/03/2005Brief visit between 14:00 and 16:00 revealed: Paul Stanley Hide: All at feeder Brambling with Chaffinches GS Woodpecker (F) Reed Bunting Sheepwash Hide 11 Goldeneye (3M) 1 Shoveler (M) Ruddy Duck Tufted Duck Redshank 2 Oystercatchers Wildlife Centre 1 Snipe 2 Redshank 2 Oystercatchers.John & Pam Eaton30/12/2006
18/03/2005The Great Grey Shrike is still being seen daily on Stones Island. I counted 21 Goldeneye in Sheepwash Bay this morning (four drakes), along with four Goosander (three drakes). What is left of Horseshoe Island (s) was very busy this afternoon. There were at least seven Redshank displaying or chasing each other round and one of them sitting. A single Dunlin was also present along with at least three Snipe which were feeding out in the open. There was a Pink-footed Goose sitting on the righ.Paul Bennett30/12/2006
13/03/2005In a 10 minute stop at Stones Island after returning from Lathkill Dale this pm: 1 Great Grey Shrike, looking well fed and incredibly obliging 4 Oystercatcher 2 Redshank 12 Pied Wagtails.Matthew Kelly30/12/2006
10/03/2005Just a brief visit to the Sheepwash area this morning between 11.30am and 12.30pm and the following 29 species were counted. It was a lovely spring like morning, the sun was shining and all the birds were singing! Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Sparrowhawk, Raven, Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Ruddy Duck, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe,..30/12/2006
09/03/2005Only visited Stones Island & the WLC. Overcast. Very quiet on site today. OF NOTE: Great Crested Grebe - including one pair displaying. Chest to chest, with head shaking. From the WLC. Barnacle Goose (29) - mainly on Horseshoe Island. Oystercatcher (4) - two on Stones Island and two on Horseshoe Island. Great Grey Shrike (1) - Stones Island. Stunning views from just a few feet away..Ray and Margaret Perry30/12/2006
07/03/2005Thanks to Paul Bennett again for the following news: 26 Curlew again on Horseshoe Island at 18:00 last night along with a single Dunlin. I also heard Pink-footed Geese overhead just north of the north end of the reservoir, but couldn't see them to count how many. I think there were only around five to ten. More of PJ's sightings from yesterday. One Ringed Plover on Horseshoe Island at 13:20 and the Black-necked Grebe in Sheepwash Bay...30/12/2006
06/03/2005Many thanks to Bernard Robinson for his update on the two main highlights we have had at Carsington recently: Following your report on 5 March, we saw both the Black Necked Grebe and Great Grey Shrike during our visit on 2 March..Bernard Robinson30/12/2006
05/03/2005Thirteen Curlew flew over the rangers base at 1515 hrs today. They circled in strong winds eventually settling on Horseshoe Island in front of the Wildlife Centre. Upon locking the Wildlife Centre at 1750 hrs this evening, I counted 29 Curlew settling in to roost. Unfortunately they were bullied along the island by a large noisy flock of Canada Geese. Also seen from the Wildlife centre were three Oystercatchers, two Redshank and a Snipe. Earlier in the day Peter Johnson saw a pair of Re.Paul Bennett30/12/2006
23/02/2005Thanks to Paul Bennett (STW Ranger) for today's update on the following highlights around the reservoir: The Great Grey Shrike was present on Stones Island yesterday (22nd) all afternoon and was back there again this morning. A single Curlew was on Horseshoe Island in front of the Wildlife Centre this morning with two Redshank, a Snipe and a Kingfisher seen nearby. A Common Buzzard was over Millfields car park at 10:30 this morning. A couple of good early morning sightings from Roger Carring..30/12/2006
22/02/2005Thanks for this snippet on today's visit to Carsington from Dave Newcombe: Black Necked Grebe took some finding but eventually located it just off the spit from Sheepwash hide where it spent most of the afternoon. Great Grey Shrike on the footpath by Shiningford farm. 2 Buzzards soaring over Hall Wood. After quite a heavy snow shower at about 16.30, 9 Curlews and 5 Golden Plovers dropped in onto Horseshoe Island. Other Waders included 2 Snipe, 5 Oystercatchers and 4 Redshanks...30/12/2006
14/02/2005Thanks to Ray & Margaret Perry for their observations at Carsington today: Visited Stones Island and the WLC as usual. 32 species of bird identified at around midday. Generally overcast. Strong, very cold westerly wind blowing. Site very busy because of 'half term'. OF NOTE: Ruddy Duck (~90) - Shiningford Creek. Oystercatcher (4) - from WLC. On rafts & edge of reservoir. Lapwing (~250) - Horseshoe Island. Redshank (2) - from WLC. Horseshoe Island & edge of reservoir. Collared A Tittesworth Snippet: A nice find on the 3rd February was a Glaucous Gull, very rare at Tittesworth. There is still little movement from or to the site at present but a single Greylag Goose joined the Canadas on the 10th. The Big Garden Bird Watch on site at the end of January was low key but the nest box and feeder building activity on the 13th February was deemed a success..30/12/2006
10/02/2005Thanks to Dave Newcombe for his list of sightings at Carsington today: All were seen between the Wildlife Centre and Paul Stanley hide 16 Tree Sparrows 3 Long Tail Tits 3 Pied Wagtails c80 Chaffinch (mostly around the woods by Sheepwash hide) A single Redpoll and a female Siskin were with around 50 Goldfinches in the same area. 9 Bullfinch Goldcrest 4 Song Thrush Female Great Spotted Woodpecker c 100 Jackdaws c 130 Redwings Kestrel male 43 Great Crested Grebes 18 L..30/12/2006
09/02/2005Thanks to Mick & Jean Sharp for their update and highlights today at Carsington: The Great Grey Shrike was on Stones Island 4-5 p.m. It also spent a long time in the shrubbery next to the paved cafe area. There were also Redpoll's in the copse, where the feeders are, at the back of Lane End Hide. The Black Necked Grebe was in the bay viewed from the first field up the path from Sheepwash car park towards Lane End Hide. Two Oystercatchers flew towards Sheepwash from the wild life centre area. ..30/12/2006
08/02/2005Thanks to G Riley for today's update on the Great Grey Shrike: This bird was present on stone island today - left hand side- at 15.30hrs...30/12/2006
05/02/2005Thanks to Matthew Reed for an update on the current highlights at Carsington: The Black Necked Grebe was showing well from Sheepwash pm (though was drifting SE away from the Sheepwash hide as the afternoon progressed. There was also a Mediterranean Gull from Sheepwash Hide. Had virtually no black markings on its wing tips, although its summer head moult was not very advanced. Great Crested Grebe's were also doing their famous courtship displays and a pair of Goldeneye were seen together..30/12/2006
04/02/2005Thanks to Jon Lowes for his update on the current highlights at Carsington: The Black-necked Grebe was still present today, plus two Oystercatchers. I was told the Great Grey Shrike was still about, but didn't see it myself...30/12/2006
03/02/2005Highlights today at Carsington thanks to our Recorder Roger Carrington: Great Grey Shrike still present around Brick Tower Black-necked Grebe still from Sheepwash hide Adult Mediterranean Gull, winter plumage, in roost..30/12/2006
02/02/2005Thanks to Ray and Margaret Perry for their highlights at Carsington today: Visited Stones Island (SI) and the wildlife centre (WLC) as usual. Weather mild. Few visitors at the site. Only 31 species of bird identified at around midday. OF NOTE: Pink-footed Goose (1) - with Canada and Barnacle Geese in the field nearest to the WLC. Barnacle Goose (31) - nearest field to the WLC. Goldeneye (1 male) - off SI. Ruddy Duck (40) - seen from WLC. Kestrel (1 male) - Horseshoe Island.A Tittesworth Snippet: Still fairly quiet on site with little bird movement. However, a good find on the 28th January was of 51 Snipe around the Conservation Pool..30/12/2006
29/01/2005Thanks to Paul Bennett (STW Ranger) for the following observations at Carsington today: c700 Pink-footed Geese on the move over Carsington today in skeins of 230, 200, 96, 100, 100 - all heading NW or W and between 12.25 and 13.25 hours. The Great Grey Shrike was last seen on the 27th January near Shiningford Farm and the Black-necked Grebe was also last seen on the same day in Sheepwash Bay...30/12/2006
25/01/2005Thanks to our recorder, Roger for the following highlights he found round Carsington today: Black-necked Grebe (Sheepwash), 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 4 Goosander, 200 Pinkfoot Geese flew west at 11.00 hrs and 100 also going west at 12.00 hrs...30/12/2006
24/01/2005Thanks to Ray and Margaret Perry for their update for Carsington today: Visited Stones Island and the WLC. Very, very cold. Snow in the northerly wind. Only 29 species found. OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (6) - Horseshoe Island. Ruddy Duck (~70) - all seen from the WLC. Oystercatcher (1) - Horseshoe Island. Song Thrush (2) - just off site. Mistle Thrush (1) - by WLC. EARLIER SIGHTINGS: 19th January: Great Grey Shrike (1) - taken from the "Water Rail" logbook. 22nd JanuarA Tittesworth Snippet: Reasonable numbers of Teal, Wigeon, Pochard and Tufted Duck are to be found on the Conservation Pool. About a dozen Snipe inhabit the margins of the pool. Winter thrushes - Redwing and Fieldfare, sometimes number over 600 for each species..30/12/2006
23/01/200533 Barnacle Geese, 1287 Coot, 20 Gadwall and 14 Goldeneye counted at Carsington today...30/12/2006
22/01/2005A visit by members of Bakewell & District Bird Study group to the Sheepwash area of Carsington today produced the following list of 52 species today - just in this area. How many more species would we have found if we had gone all the way round! Sparrowhawk Dunnock Carrion Crow Rook Bullfinch Magpie Little Grebe Song Thrush Lapwing Moorhen Greenfinch Teal Heron Goosander Goldeneye G.S. Woodpecker Pied Wagtail Raven Stock Dove Canada Goose Chaffinch Mistle Thrush Robin Coo..30/12/2006
16/01/2005Thanks to Paul Bennett for an update on the following current highlights at Carsington: Two female Common Scoter off the Dam Wall on the afternoon of Sunday 16th, along with six Shelduck and 14 Goosander. The Great Grey Shrike and the Black-necked Grebe were both still around the Sheepwash area...30/12/2006
13/01/2005Thanks to Ray & Margaret Perry for their highlights at Carsington today: Visited Stones Island and the Wildlife Centre (WLC) as usual plus covered the area on the western edge of the water from the WLC to the brick look-out tower. Weather mild. Site generally quiet but there was a notable presence of birdwatchers! Thirty seven species of bird identified around midday. OF NOTE: Black-necked Grebe (1) - Shiningford Creek. Barnacle Goose (36) - Eight by the playground and 28 in a ShiniA Tittesworth Snippet: Little bird movement on the site at present. The wide bridge in Foster's Wood has been completed so the Short Walk can now be completed in safety by all walkers. Surveys of the Conservation Area in the second six months of 2004 revealed the presence of Harvest Mice and Black-tailed Skimmer dragonflies. The Black-tailed Skimmer is rare in Staffordshire. Waxwings abound in nearby Leek and Macclesfield..30/12/2006
08/01/2005Thanks to Paul Bennett (STW Ranger) for an update on the current highlights at Carsington: The Black-necked Grebe that has been around for a week or two now, was showing very well in Shiningford Creek today (Saturday 8th). It was also viewable there from the Wildlife Centre with a telescope. The Great Grey Shrike was elusive today, but was seen daily up until yesterday (7th), either in the field just north of the brick tower, or around the Shiningford Farm area. A drake Ferruginous Duck wa..30/12/2006
03/01/2005Thanks to Peter Hill for his observations at Carsington today: Spent 5 hours walking around Carsington today. Some of the birds we saw were, Great Grey Shrike (showing near the tower) Black necked grebe (bay near wildlife centre) Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Snipe, Treecreepers, wren, willow tit, coal tit, male and female Greater Spotted Woodpeckers (Paul Stanley), goosander (2) wigeon, teal, pochard, goldeneye, common gulls and Redwings...30/12/2006



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