Monday, 9 May 2016
I visited the above Saturday Morning. What a difference 2 weeks makes. Common Terns were back on the floating island a very welcome site. Best birds at Tittesworth has to be a pair of Shelduck but they headed south not long after I arrived. The Moors had many summer visiters back, Grasshopper Warber, Redstarts, Tree Pipits, Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Cuckoos the latter were all around Swallow Moss. Also quite a lot of House Martins were belting through heading north. I didnt locate a Hobby a bird on my moors wish list for 2016.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Ive let my Blog go to pot recently but im making more of an effort as of now. The last couple of outings were revolved around Tittesworth and the Moors. It was not to bad up the moors with a few summer visitors back. Ring Ouzel was seen around west moors Wheatears all over and the breeding waders back on patch.. Short Eared Owl on both visits was more than welcome. Tittesworth area had Swallow, Sand Martin, Redstart, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. The Conservation pool had a single Common Sandpiper on my last visit. A Red Kite over Congleton today broke up an uneventful day at work.
Friday, 10 July 2015
Nothing has excited me locally in the last few weeks. In fact it's been my normal June lack of mojo. Today was different with a Red Footed Falcon just up the road and showing rather well. First in Staffordshire for myself made even better with the five minutes drive. Congratulations to the finder although I've heard nothing of person responsible.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
The last couple of mini sessions birding were spent at Tittes and Gun hill. Tittesworth was poor really, Spotted flycatchers were around the Churnet and the Common Tern has a couple of bundles of fluff under her. Gun hill was pretty lively with summer visitors. I was welcomed at the gate by a family party of Redpoll further past the trig point Tree Pipit and Restart were noted. A pair of Stonchats were also on show as we're Willow Warblers and common residents