Monday, 15 September 2014

Monday 15 September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
8x Curlew Sandpiper on Jubilee wetlands, 3x Little Stint, 2x Greenshank

Blithfield Res
Whimbrel through Blithe Bay at 09:15 (GJM MPR)
7x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 2x Snipe, 2x Peregrine, c300 Lapwing, 33x Barnacle Geese, 2x Little Grebe, 3x Raven (MJ)

Silverdale CP
A Black-tailed Godwit on the Void today (per NDP)

Golden Plover, 2x Whinchat, 4x Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 3x Snipe (RT)

Wheatear by Jim Rushton

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday 14th September 2014

Chasewater Res
Whinchat this morning at old building near entrance

Aqualate Mere
2x Marsh Harrier, 3x Hobby, Peregrine, Pintail & 2x Wigeon (IGr)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
8x Curlew Sandpiper & 4x Ruff on Jubilee Wetlands (ABl)

Blithfield Res
4x Greenshank, 7x Ruff, 8x Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, 2x Goosander, Dunlin, Snipe, 4x Wigeon, 33x Barnacle Geese, 13x Yellow Wagtail, Shelduck, 4x Yellow-legged Gull, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Hobby & Little Owl (SE, HF)

Branston Gravel Pits
8x Curlew, 7x Ruff, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover & Cettis Warbler (DOu)

Whitemoor Hayes
15x Golden Plover (DOu)

Eassington Quarry Pools
3x Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon ( JD, KJD)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Saturday 13th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper, 4x Ruff, Stonechat (TVB)

Branston GP's
8x Little Egret, 8x Green Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 10x Curlew, 1x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Snipe (SBN)

Marsh Harrier, 4x Hobby, Wigeon (JJH SJH)

Doxey Marshes
1x Marsh Harrier thru to west, 2x Green Sandpipers, 3x Ruff, Dunlin, 350+ Lapwing, 80+ Snipe, 14x Chiffchaff (SPe)

3x Stonechat, 2x Whinchat, Juv Cuckoo, Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, 2x Snipe, 5x Cormorant (RT CO)

Juv Cuckoo by Dave Fowler

Blackbank (vis mig)
878x Meadow Pipit over (NP)

Knypersley Resv
389x Meadow Pipit over from 08:15hrs to 11:00hrs (GBr)

Westport Lake
6x Shoveler, 8x Wigeon, 1x Nuthatch (SBN)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday 12th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
North pit juv Little Stint, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 39x Wigeon, Jubilee wetlands 2x juv Curlew Sandpiper, 7x Ruff, 4x Little Egret, Wigeon, 2x Hobby (as per JH)

Blithfield Res
2x Curlew Sandpiper, 13x Yellow Wagtail, c100 Meadow Pipit, 90x Linnet, Whitethroat (RCB)
10x Ringed Plover, 8x Ruff, 4x LR Plover, 3x Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Shelduck, 10x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 2x YL Gull, Whinchat, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail (SE HF)

Whitemoor Haye
12x Grey Partridge, Greenshank, Little Egret, 93x Cormorant, 7x Shoveler, 35x Tree Sparrow, 4x Wigeon, 4x Teal, 2x Yellow Wagtail, probable Merlin at dusk (SC)

Alrewas National Arboretum
Hobby, 3x Little Egret (SC)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday 11th September 2014

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Hobby, 6x Ruff, 5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Curlew, Snipe, 15x Shoveler, 5x Pochard, 5x Gadwall, 44x Dabchick, 8x Little Egret, Peregrine (JW)

Peregrine by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
3x Greenshank, Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, 140x Teal, 2x Common Sandpiper, Shelduck & Hobby (Belvide Blog)
NOTE - Belvide is now on Twitter @BelvideBirding, follow for up to date news

Aqualate Mere
2x Marsh Harrier & 3x Hobby this evening at 17.30 til 18.15 (JMa)

3x Stonechat near the scrape this morning also the Juv Cuckoo still, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Snipe (RT)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Middleton Lake RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank


3x Green Sandpiper at Jnc pit, Garden Warbler, 2x Pochard, 7x Chiffchaff at the GPs (SC)

Whitemoor Haye
83x Cormorant, 12x Tree Sparrow, Peregrine, Snipe (SC)

Red Kite over the back of the old Littleton Colliery (AG)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday 9th September 2014

Blithfield Res (permits only)
3x Little Ringed Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 5x Ruff, 3x Little Egret, 7x Greenshank, 4x Goosander, Shelduck, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2x Grey Wagtail, Little Owl, Osprey & 4x Yellow-legged Gull (SE, HF)

Belvide Res (permits)
4x Hobby, 3x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper & Shelduck (Belvide Blog)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Ruff, 11x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 6x Curlew, 5x Little Egret, 307x Lapwing, c15 Shoveler, 5x Pochard, 38x Little Grebe & Brown Argus (JWo)

Brown Argus by Jon Woodcock

Knypersley Res
1x Tree Pipit, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 1x Garden Warbler, 1x Willow Warbler, 10+ Swallows and a Blackcap (GBr)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper still present (TVB)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday 8th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank, 2x Curlew Sandpiper, 5x Ruff, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Pintail, 17x Wigeon, 5x Little Egret, 2x Hobby, Whinchat, Wheatear & Stonechat (FM, JH)

Blithfield Res
2x Osprey, Little Stint, 7x Ruff, 7x Greenshank,17x Ringed Plover, 8x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Grey Wagtail, Little Owl, 2x Wigeon, Hobby (SE HF)

Belvide Res ( permits)
Red Kite, 2x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Hobby, Shelduck & 2x Spotted Flycatcher ( Belvide Blog)

Cannock Chase
Juv Cuckoo, 5x Raven (RW)

Knypersley Res
1x Redstart, 1x Hobby, 3x Peregrine, 30+ Swallows, 12+ Chiffchaff, 22x Meadow Pipits (GBr)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday 7th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper from East Screen, Spotted Redshank at North Pit, also Whinchat & Stonechat (TVB)

Aqualate Mere
Black Tern & Garganey this morning (IGr)
Also 4x Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, 2x Wigeon & Cettis Warbler ( RSw)
Garganey by Rob Swift

Belvide Res (permits)
Black Tern this morning til 08.00
Spotted Flycatcher by Nigel Talbot

Blithfield Resv
1x Osprey, 2x Wigeon, 3x Yellow-legged Gulls, 7x Ruff, 5x Greenshank, 14x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Dunlin,Wheatear (SR)

1x Whinchat along fence opposite sailing club car park (SR)

Branston GP
3x Little Egret, 10x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 3x Green Sandpipers, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 1x Spotted Fly (SBN)

Endon SW
1x Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 1x Grey Wagtail, 12+ Chiffchaff, 1x Willow Warbler, 2x Raven (GBr)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Saturday 6th September 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Garganey (RPo RCB), also Osprey, also 2x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler & 7x Greenshank (RPo)
Also Pintail, Goldeneye & Turnstone (GJM, MPR). Osprey still PM plus Hobby, 10x Ringed Plover, LRP, 6x Dunlin, 6x Ruff, Greenshank and Spot Fly (SR)

Garganey by Richard Powell

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Tree Pipit over west screen, Whinchat & Stonechat near east screen, 2x Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank still present (TVB)

Belvide Res
Juv Bar-tailed Godwit still and another flew through at 08:50

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Whinchat, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, Kingfisher, 5x Egyptian Geese (RPo)

Whinchats by Richard Powell

Garganey and Black Tern this afternoon

Burston - Aston
c75 x Tree Sparrow, c200 Starling, 29x Teal, 7x Little Grebe, 4x Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, 2x Snipe, Green Sandpiper (DC)

Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday 5th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank, 3x Curlew Sandpiper, 4x Ruff, 6x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 2x Snipe, Ringed Plover, 2x Whinchat, 2x Stonechat, 2x Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, (SW)

Belvide Res
Juv Bar-tailed Godwit on north shore also 2x juv Black-tailed Godwit and Osprey over south at 14:52

Blithfield Res
Little Stint still, 2x Osprey, 2x Red-crested Pochard

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Hobby, 6x Ruff, 8x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 6x Snipe, Water Rail, 3x Little Egret, 37x Little Grebe, 8x Pochard, 12x Shoveler, Sedge Warbler, 2x Raven (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Greenshank, Ruff, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Grebe, 5x Tree Sparrow, 5x Skylark, 65x Coot, 37x Tufted Duck (SC)

3x Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, 2x Redstart (RT)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Thursday 4th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Little Stint, 3x Curlew Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands also, Spotted Redshank, 2x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Mandarin & Black-tailed Godwit (SCa)
Additionally - Greenshank, Redshank, Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 2x Hobby, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher (GR) - 3x Garganey

Black-tailed Godwit by Gaz Robinson

Ford Green
Shoveler, 2x Little Grebe (JJ)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Juvenile Spotted Redshank still present at 13.00, also 4x Ruff, Ringed Plover, Snipe, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher & Green Sandpiper (TJa)
Additionally - Redshank, 2x Hobby, Stonechat, 4x Spotted Flycatcher by Fishers Mill canal bridge (GW per JH)

Belvide Res (permits)
3x Black Tern this afternoon plus a Long-eared Owl trapped and rung this morning in SE bay

Blithfield Res
Little Stint still, 2x Osprey, 20x Ringed Plover, 4x Ruff, Greenshank, 10x Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail (MT)
Additionally - 8x Ruff, 6x Greenshank, 18x Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x YL Gull, Little Egret, 33x Barnacle Geese, Common Tern, 3x Hornet (JW)

Little Stint by Jon Woodcock
Osprey by Jon Woodcock

2x Whinchat, Tree Pipit over, 3x Redstart, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat (RT)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Blithfield Res
Little Stint still, Osprey, 25x Ringed Plover, 6x Greenshank, 9x Dunlin, 8x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 2x Whinchat, Redstart, 3x Wheatear, Hobby, 9x Yellow Wagtail (SE HF)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank still on north pit also 2x Garganey, 5x Ruff

Whinchat by river at 09:40

Endon SW
1x Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff (GBr)

Branston Gravel Pits
Garganey, 5x Ruff, 8x Curlew, 7x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 294x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, 8x Shoveler, 5x Pochard.
Insects : Brown Argus, 2x Dock Bugs, 2x Slender Groundhopper, 22-spot Ladybird & numerous Long-winged Coneheads (JWo)
Slender Groundhopper by Jon Woodcock

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday 1st September 2014

Westport Lake
3x Sandwich Tern through south at 07.45, also 5x Pintail, 11x Wigeon & 2x Swift (SBN)

Blithfield Res
Little Stint still also Osprey (GW CW)

Branston GP
fem/juv Marsh Harrier flew west over Dunstall Wood 17:50pm (RBA)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank on north pit also 2x Pintail, Ruff, 3x Hobby (TP as per TVB JH)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday 31st August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Cattle Egret at 09:00 but no sign this afternoon, also 23x Little Egret (as per TVB)
Also 2x Garganey, 4x Gadwall, Redshank, Snipe, Ruff, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, 2x Willow Warbler (GWR)
Garganey by Gaz Robinson

Blithfield Res
2x Osprey, Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Greenshank, 4x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, Hobby, Goldeneye, c300 Lapwing, Little Grebe (MJa)
Also 2x adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10x Common Tern, 3x Oystercatcher, 19x Ringed Plover, 6x Little Ringed Plover, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 22x Dunlin, 3x Turnstone, 2x Ruff & 3x Common Sandpiper (SRi)

Branston GP's
Garganey still, also 5x Ruff, 16x Curlew, 4x Little Egret (SBN)

Wetley Moor
2x Whinchat (DB)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Saturday 30th August 2014

Blithfield Res
Osprey, Little Stint, 2x Black Tern, Curlew Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Dunlin, LR Plovers, 3x Oystercatcher, Hobby, Ruddy Shelduck, Little Egret, (JJH SJH) - 2x Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail (JJH JA SJH)
3x Turnstone
Also 2x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, c15 Ringed Plover, 23x Dunlin (TP et all)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, 4x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Goosander, Shoveler, 4x Teal (RP)

10x Tree Pipit over, 2x Tree Sparrow, 5x Redstart, juv Cuckoo still, Wheatear, 2x Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 4x Cormorant, Green Woodpecker (RT NP). Also juv Cuckoo still this evening (IBu)

Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday 29th August 2014

Blithfield Res
2x Osprey, 2x Turnstone in Tad Bay, also 2x Black Tern off the causeway and 3x Greenshank (SW)
Little Stint still and Curlew Sandpiper.
Additional - Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, 16x Dunlin, 16x Ringed Plover, 9x LR Plover, 7x Common Tern, Hobby, 3x Wheatear, 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x YL Gull, Goosander, Little Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Little Grebe, Swift, 3x Oystercatcher (SE HF)
This evening - 4x Dunlin, 1x Little Stint, 1x Curlew Sandpiper, 1x Black-tailed Godwit, 1x Black Tern (IBu)
PLEASE NOTE - At Blithfield, if you are in Tad and Blithe Bay, please use the hides provided to avoid disturbance to the birds. When walking between the hides, especially in Blithe Bay, stay well back from the shore line as the waders are easily flushed. Vol Wardens will be on site tomorrow to monitor the situation. It has been reported that photographers are getting too close to the waders again this year. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

3x Hobby, (showing for at least 2 hours) 20x Swift, Greenshank, Marsh Tits, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Tern, Kingfisher (BC LC RCB)

Branston GP's
1x Garganey, 6x Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 11x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 228x Lapwing, 6x Little Egret, 18x Pochard, 9x Shoveler, c30x Little Grebe (JW)

River Sow Meadows
3x Hobby (2 juvs), Little Egret, Kingfisher, 175x Linnet, 3x Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (RS)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thursday 28th August 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Bar-tailed Godwit & Grey Plover through Blithe Bay this morning also Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel through early afternoon and 2x Black Tern (adult and juv)  (GJM)

Gailey Res
Juvenile Little Gull on sailing lake this afternoon

Whitemoor Haye
5x Black Tern  till dusk also 26x Tree Sparrow, 167x Lapwing, 6x Swift (SCo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Garganey, Ruff, Green Sandpiper & Mandarin Duck (TPe)

Alrewas GPs
2x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 7x Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (SCo)

Little Egret (1st patch record), 3x Spotted Flycatcher, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Whitethroat, 2x Willow Warbler, 6x Chiffchaff, 2x Blackcap, 7x Mandarin (RCB)

Westport Lake
6x Wigeon, 6x Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Swift, 2x Stock Dove & 2x Kingfisher (JJo)

Silverdale CP
Redstart, Swift (NP)

5x Redstart, juv Cuckoo, 2x Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Tree Pipit, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher (RT)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday 27th August 2014

Blithfield Res (permit)
Osprey, 2x Hobby, 7x Curlew, Knot, Little Stint, c20 Ringed Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, Wheatear (GWR)
Also 5x Little Ringed Plover, 11x Dunlin, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, Redshank, 3x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Little Owl, Redstart, Goldeneye, Little Egret, 2x Snipe, 34x Barnacle Geese, Wigeon, 6x Goosander, 4x Common Tern & 4x Common Sandpiper (SEd, HFo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Garganey, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 5x Snipe, 140x Lapwing, 12x Little Egret, 45x Teal, Stonechat, Hobby (FM per TVB)

Aqualate Mere
Juvenile Marsh Harrier & 2x Hobby (BCa)

4x Redstart, Juv Cuckoo still, Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker (RT NP)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tuesday 26th August 2014

Branston GP
9x Curlew, 11x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sand, 3x Ruff, 1x Water Rail, 1x Garganey, fem Redstart, Snipe, 7x Little Egret, 7x Pochard, 137x Teal, 36x Little Grebe (JW and ATa).

Blithfield Resv
Fem/imm Marsh Harrier flew south thru Tad at 16:25hrs (MPR)

Belvide Resv
Black Tern from 08.00 til 09.15 also, 22x Common Tern, 2x juvenile Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 4x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, 3x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 12x Swift, 78x Teal, 15x Shoveler & 270x Mallard (Belvide Blog)

Bateswood NR
Whimbrel flew SW calling, then circled an flew N at 07.50 (JHu)

Doxey Marshes
Whinchat, Little Egret, 230x Lapwing, 3x Reed Warbler (SPe)

Whitemoor Haye
Female Common Scoter this evening, also, c40 Pied Wagtail, 4x Gadwall, c25 Tree Sparrow, 7x Yellowhammer, 54x Lapwing, Snipe, Chiffchaff, male Peregrine, 56x Tufted Duck, 161x Coot & 49x Mallard ( SCo)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday 25th August 2014

Blithfield Res
Little Stint still, Knot, 6x Ruff, 11x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Osprey, Hobby, Wheatear. (IG)
Sandwich Tern briefly in Blithe Bay at 16:45 then flew towards causeway also juv Caspian Gull in Tad Bay at 15:40, Whimbrel through Blithe Bay, 4x YL Gull (JAl)
Sandwich Tern still at deep end at 17:22 (RP)
Knot at the deep end (2nd bird), 2x Whinchat, 3x YL Gull (RCB)

Belvide Res
Bar-tailed Godwit at west end before flying off at 11:50 also 2x Arctic Tern through at 08:10.

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Ruff, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, Stonechat, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 20x Swift (TP per TVB JH)          

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sunday 24th August 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Glossy Ibis in Tad Bay at 11:00 from Forward hide (MJa) - Glossy Ibis flew west at 15:15
Little Stint & 9x Ruff this morning (GJM)
15x Dunlin, 5x Greenshank, 10x Ruff, 12x LRP, 19x Ringed Plover, 33x Barnacle geese, Osprey, 4x Black tailed Godwit, Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, 144x Great Crested Grebe, Hobby, 3x Pochard, Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, Little Egret, 2x Whinchat, 12x Yellow Wagtail (SE HF MJa GJM)
Also Yellow-legged Gull & 4x Oystercatcher (JWo)
Glossy Ibis by Nick Smith

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Redstart, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret & 2x Kingfisher (RPo)

6x Redstart, juv Cuckoo still, Tree Pipit, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, (RT NP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Flycatcher, Garganey, Stonechat, Ruff, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Swift, Green Sandpiper & Little Ringed Plover (TVB)

Cannock Chase
4x Raven, 3x Common Redstart, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, a few Chiffchaff, and a Common Lizard in the Chase Corner to Brocton area.
Common Lizard by Graham Weston

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Saturday 23rd August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSBP
Whinchat at the river screen this morning (DHu)
Stonechat (Jubilee Wetlands west side) ,2x Peregrine, Kingfisher, Common Tern, 2x Little Egret, 30x Grey Lag Geese, 40x House Martin, 3x Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 3x Chiffchaff (GWR)

Stonechat by Gaz Robinson

Belvide Res
Juvenile Caspian Gull present till 11.15 then flew west also, 4x Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 11x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 54x Teal, 14x Shoveler, Common Tern, 2x Hobby & immature Peregrine (Belvide Blog)
Greenshank by Nigel Talbot

Westport Lake
5x Raven, 2x juvenile Reed Warbler & Swift (JJo)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday 22 August 2014

Blithfield Res
Osprey, 5x Greenshank, 4x Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Common Sandpiper, 11x Dunlin, 17x Ringed Plover, 19x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Yellow-legged Gull, Little Egret, 29x Common Tern, 3x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, 33x Barnacle Geese, 2x Whinchat, 9x Wheatear, 2x Redstart, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Little Owl, 3x Swift, 2x Hobby & 2x Peregrine, 8x Spotted Flycatcher, 15x Yellow Wagtail (RB SE HF GJM MPR)
Additional - Wood Warbler, Reed Warbler, Knot, Goldeneye (GJM MPR)

Belvide Res
Juv Caspian Gull at west end late afternoon

Juv Caspian Gull by Steve Nuttall

Branston Gravel Pits
Garganey (female on south pit), Redstart (female in hedge by the working pit), 5x Ruff, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin, Snipe, 2x Little Egret, Mandarin (female), 139x Teal, 8x Pochard, 6x Shelduck, 34x Little Grebe. (JW)

Redstart by Jon Woodcock

6x Redstart, 4x Wheatear, Whinchat, Juv Cuckoo still, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Snipe (RT)