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

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

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thursday 21 August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 4 juv Shelduck, 7x Common Tern (5 juv), Whinchat, Stonechat, 2x Yellow Wagtail and Swift Jubilee wetlands. (JH)   

Blithfield Res
Juv Marsh Harrier through Tad Bay at 14:50

Belvide Res (permits)
4x Greenshank, 4x Dunlin, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Ringed Plover, c12 Yellow Wagtail, 15x Swift & Spotted Flycatcher (Belvide Blog)                              

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Belvide Res
4x Egyptian Geese, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, Snipe, 12x Yellow Wagtail, juv YL Gull, Peregrine, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (Belvide Blog)

Blithfield Res
2x Black tailed Godwit, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Ruff, Greenshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, 4x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Swift, 29x Barnacle Geese, 6x Goosander, 3x Little Egret, Kingfisher (RB)

Whinchat by Richard Berry
 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Belvide Res
2x adult Honey Buzzard over to the south at 13:15.

Blithfield Res
19x LR Plover, 14x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 10x Goosander, Goldeneye, 4x YL Gull, 6x Spotted Flycatcher, 9x Wheatear, Redstart, Little Owl, Hobby, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, 29x Barnacle Geese, Cape Shelduck, 6x Swift, 3x Yellow Wagtail (SE HF)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Greenshank, 6x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, Dunlin, 9x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Snipe, 9x Little Egret, Water Rail, 38x Little Grebe, 6x Pochard, 17x Shelduck, 14x Shoveler, c100 Teal & Swift (JWo)

Berryhill
3x Whinchat, 4x Redstart, 6x Wheatear, Juv Cuckoo still, Green Woodpecker, (RT)

Whitemoor Haye
61x Lapwing, 34x Tree Sparrow, c157 Pied Wagtail, 3x Swift, Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff & Little Egret (SCo)

Monday, 18 August 2014

Monday 18 August 2014

Blithfield Res
Black Tern still off the causeway at 16:00 (GW CW)

Berryhill
Whinchat from the Palletstacks track, juv Cuckoo still, 8x Wheatear, 6x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat (NP RT)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday 17th August 2014

Cannock Chase
6x Stonechat, female Redstart & 2x Spotted Flycatcher (GWe, CWe). Also possible Common Crane seen from Stafford to Rugeley road near to rear of Shugborough Hall. Bird in flight on right hand side on the Chase side. (Bird not a Heron, neck straight out in front and legs pushed out straight to rear) (ABa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Whinchat, 3x Little Egret, Common Tern, 95x Lapwing, Green Woodpecker & Kestrel, also, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue & Red Admiral (GWR)

Blithfield Res (permits only)
2x Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 4x Oystercatcher, Greenshank, Black Tern, Swift, Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear (MPi). Also Ruddy/Cape Shelduck, 34x Barnacle Geese, 1x Turnstone, 2x Raven, 9x Goosander (MJa)

Endon SW
1x Yellow Wagtail, 61x Pied Wagtail, 6x Grey Wagtail, 25+ Chiffchaffs, 2x Willow Wrb, 2x Whitethroat (GBr)

Berryhill
Juv Cuckoo still around Lapland Bunt paddock west of the scrape, also 5x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 4x Kestrel, 6x Raven (RT)

Adderley Green
Spotted Flycatcher at Springfield (SS)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Saturday 16th August 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Black Tern, Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 2x Yellow-legged Gull, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper & Little Egret
The Whinchat at Blithfield today (SBN)

Branston Gravel Pits
Female Garganey, 11x Little Egret, 10x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff & 2x Black-tailed Godwit

Aqualate
at least one immature Marsh Harrier still present (IGr)

Belvide Res (permits)
2x Greenshank & Common Sandpiper
Greenshank by Nigel Talbot

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Turnstone & 4x Ringed Plover til 12.12 then flew west, also Ruff, Common Sandpiper & 4x Snipe, Arctic Tern, Common Tern & 7x Swift

Dosthill NR
Female\immature Marsh Harrier at 12.57 (JHa)

Croxall Lakes
4x Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Green Sandpiper (K)

Knypersley Resv
1x Spotted Flycatcher, 4x Raven, 15+ Swallow, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1x Willow Warbler. Also the male Mute Swan has died of old age (GBr)

Berryhill
Cuckoo & Swift (BB) 5x Redstart, Tree Pipit (NP KH)
The Juv Cuckoo favours fence posts west of the "Lapland Bunting" paddock (or c250 metres west of the scrape). Sometimes gets flushed by dog walkers and moves to the fence line viewed uphill ( looking south) from the viewpoint.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Friday 15 August 2014


Blithfield Res
Turnstone over Beech Tree Point (GJM).
Black Tern, 12x LR Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 9x Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Ruff, 5x Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Whinchat, Redstart, 3x Wheatear, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 4x YL Gull, 9x Goosander, Goldeneye, 31x Barnacle Geese, Little Owl , 2x Grey Wagtail, Peregrine, (SE HF)

Turnstone by Steve Edwards

Berryhill
Sandwich Tern over east at 08:00, Whinchat, 3x Redstart, 3x Tree Pipit, juv Cuckoo still on posts 250m west of the scrape, 4x Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine (NP RT)

Juv Cuckoo by Jim Rushton

Weston Coyney
2x Wheatear near River Blithe (BB)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thursday 14 August 2014

Blithfield Res
Black-necked Grebe, Juv Black Tern still, 3x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 7x Dunlin, 12x LR Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 7x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Sandpiper,
2x Redstart, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Hobby, 4x YL Gull, 2x Goosander, 31x Barnacle Geese, Cape, Shelduck (SE HF)
Juv Black-necked Grebe still in Tad Bay at 20:00 also Little Grebe and Peregrine on a kill (RCB)

Branston Gravel Pits
15x Little Egret, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 8x Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Common Gull, 9x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler, 8x Pochard, 34x Little Grebe & 3x Common Tern.
Insects: c6 Migrant Hawker, 3x Brown Argus, c5 Common Blue & Small Copper (JWo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
North pit Common Sand, Green Sand, 12x Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, Wheatear Jubilee wetlands Juv Shelduck, Snipe, Swift, Yellow Wagtail. (as per JH)
 
Berryhill
Whinchat at the Palletstacks, juv Cuckoo again west of the scrape, 5x Redstart, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker (RT)

Denford - Cheddleton
2x Spotted Flycatcher (inc juv) along the Caldon canal (AR)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Blithfield Res
Juv Black Tern, 29x Common Tern, 2x YL Gull, 3x Ruff, 9x Ringed Plover, 4x LR Plover, 3x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Shelduck (juv) Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, Goosander, 2x Hobby, Peregrine (RBe)
Record shot of the Black Tern by Richard Berry

Belvide Res
Little Egret, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, 8x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Tit ( Belvide Blog )

Whitemoor Haye
4x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 141x Lapwing, 63x Pied Wagtail, 46x Tufted Duck, 5x Swift, 2x Common Tern, several Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer (SC)

Berryhill
Juv Cuckoo on fence posts 250 metres west of the scape (RT)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday 12th August 2014

Westport Lake
1x White Wagtail, 1x Common Sandpiper, 5x Grey Wagtails, 3x Willow Warbler, 1x Shoveler (CJW)

Belvide Resv
A 1st summer and juv Yellow-legged Gull at west end. Also 1x Little Egret, 12x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 2x Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper, 23x Teal, 4x Shoveler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Grey Wagtail and 10x Swift (Belvide Blog)

Little Egret at Belvide today by Steve Nuttall


Monday, 11 August 2014

Monday 11th August 2014

Blithfield Res
39x LR Plover, 11x Ringed Plover, 11x Dunlin, 6x Common Sandpiper, 4x Ruff, 5x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 10x Goosander, 2x Little Egret, Hobby Little Owl, Ruddy Shelduck, Wigeon, 10x Swift, Grey Wagtail (SE HF)
Additionally - 5x YL Gull, 26x Barnacle Geese (RCB)

Belvide Res (permits only)
Sanderling on north shore this afternoon, also 11x Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 422x Lapwing, 7x Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat & 3x Swift (Belvide Blog)

Branston Gravel Pits
Female Garganey on south pit, also 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 12x Curlew, 11x Little Egret, 8x Common Tern, 8x Pochard, 3x Shoveler, 11x Shelduck & c30 Little Grebe (JWo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper from the river screen this evening (TVB)

Berryhill
6x Redstart (NDP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, c15 Yellow Wagtail, Willow Tit & Redstart (NDP)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday 10th August 2014

Tittesworth Res
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Shoveler, Little Egret, Raven & Peregrine (SGi)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Garganey, Mandarin North Pit - 3x Ruff, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands, also Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper from river screen (DHu, TP, JA,)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Hobby, 2x Green Sandpipers, 8x Common Sandpipers, 2x Common Tern, 4x Goosander (PJ, PL)

Blithfield Res
Arctic Tern, Whinchat, Wheatear, 4x Ruff, 7x Dunlin, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (MY)

Whitemoor Hayes
2x Common Sandpiper, c80 Sand Martin, 6x Swift & 18x Tree Sparrow (SCo)

Westport Lake
7x Teal on main lake this morning (SBN)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Saturday 9 August 2014

Branston GPs
Great White Egret again at 10:40, also Greenshank, 6x Green Sandpiper, 9x Snipe, 3x Ruff, 1x Dunlin, 7x Little Egret, 13x Curlew, path to the water park included, female Redstart & female Sparrowhawk (DOu & SBN)

Aqualate
2x Marsh Harrier quartering the far side of the mere this morning

Blithfield Res
Common Scoter at the deep end viewed from concrete bay. Also 2x Redshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 1x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 30x Barnacle Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, 1x Little Egret (SBN & SE/HF)

Belvide Res
Juvenile Garganey on the north shore

North Staffs Moors
First confirmed breeding of Whinchat since 2005. Also 13x Wheatear (11 juvs + 2 females). 16x Spotted Flycatcher in the plantation at Swallow Moss and a further 6x Spotted Flycatcher nearby at Revidge, 4x Stonechat, 4x Redstart (RT NP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Shelduck, 4x Swift, Stonechat, also 4x Clouded Yellow (GWi)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby over resv this morning (GBr)

Old River Dove
2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret & 3x Yellow Wagtail (AJa)

Trent Washlands
3x Little Egret (AJa)

Dragonfly News
Chasewater - A male Keeled Skimmer was on the north shore/bog. Only the second site record, the first being a male from 17th to 27th August 2001. There is a hint of a possibility that there may be a small population surviving unnoticed at Chaseweater and yet there appears to be only one other Staffordshire record this century. (GE)


Keeled Skimmer at Chasewater by Graham Evans (story on Chasewater website)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday 8 August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail (GWi, JHa)

Blithfield Res
2x Black-tailed Godwit in Tad Bay also Ruddy Shelduck still (JS)
Wheatear, 16x LRP, 5x Dunlin, 6x Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Redshank, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, 3x Little Grebe, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 18x Barnacle Geese, Peregrine (SE HF)

Ingestre
2x Black-tailed Godwit over this evening (RCB)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x immature Redstart in hedge next to 2nd sandy pit, Greenshank, 13x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Ruff, Snipe, c40 Lapwing, 5x Common Tern, 6x Little Egret, 13x Pochard, 11x Shelduck, 6x Gadwall & Raven, also 3x Brown Argus (JWo)

Meadow Grasshopper by Jon Woodcock


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Thursday 7th August 2014

Branston Gravel Pits
Great White Egret (KSk), also 3x Greenshank, Whimbrel, 9x Curlew, 3x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Snipe & Raven (AJa)
Great White Egret by Kevin Skidmore

Uttoxeter Quarry
Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 5x Grey Wagtail, 2x Willow Tit & Peregrine (AMa)

Berryhill
3x Tree Pipit, 2x Redstart & a Grasshopper Warbler (NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper on scrape on west side 100yds beyond west screen of Jubilee Wetlands, also 2x GarganeyRuff & Green Sandpiper, at north end of the Wetlands, 4x Black-tailed Godwit & a Stonechat (TVB)

Manifold Valley
2x Spotted Flycatcher & Grey Wagtail along the river at 11am (ARa)

Trent Washlands
3x Little Egret (AJa)

Between Norton Bridge and Chebsey
Juv Redstart in hedge of sheep field, 5 miles SW of Stone (DSc)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wednesday 6th August 2014

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, Ringed Plover & 2x Little Ringed Plover (RPo)

Belvide Res (permits only)
Redstart, Mediterranean Gull, 6x Common Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, Water Rail & 6x Shoveler (Belvide Blog)

Middleton Lake's RSPB
Jubilee Wetlands, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, juvenile Shelduck & Stonechat, on North Pit, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit (various)

Westport Lake
18x Swift, 12x House Martin & 40x Swallows (ARa)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Water Rail, Ringed Plover, 10x Curlew, 6x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 30x Teal, 8x Shelduck, 6x Little Egret, c30 Little Grebe, 8x Pochard & 10x Common Tern (DSc)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Belvide Resv
Juv Redstart still present, also 4x Common Sandpiper, 1x LRP, Hobby and Water Rail (Belvide Blog)

Drayton Bassett Pits
Mandarin Duck (eclipse male), 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4x Green Sandpiper (TP,SP GW, as per TVB JH )

Monday, 4 August 2014

Monday 4th August 2014

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great White Egret this morning til 10.10 then flew off SE

Blithfield Resv
19x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 9x Common Sandpiper, 17x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 10x Barnacle Geese, 2x Wheatear, 2x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit + Painted Lady (SE & HF)


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Tittesworth Res
Adult Mediterranean Gull and a pair of Pintail this morning (SGi)

Blithfield Res (permits only)
Admaston Reach, Turnstone, Sanderling, 15x Dunlin & 17x Little Ringed Plover (JAl)
Additionally - 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Common Sandpiper, 4x YL Gull, Goosander, 2x Oystercatcher. (JW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Green Sandpipers, 8x Common Sandpipers, 3x Ringed Plover, 1x Little Egret, 5x Common Tern, 1x Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher (PJ & BB, JB)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Arctic Tern briefly mid evening, 5x Common Tern. 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 15x Tree Sparrow (SCo)

Old River Dove
Hobby, 2x Little Egret, 10x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Yellowhammer, Common Tern (AJ)

Berryhill
4x Redstart, 2x Gropper, 2x Peregrine (RT)

 
 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Saturday 2nd August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pacific Golden Plover still present on North pit early afternoon.
Garganey, Hobby but no further sign of the Pacific Golden Plover by 14:30 (JJH BM)

Pacific Golden Plover by Dave Hutton

Blithfield Res (permits)
5x Curlew Sandpiper flew past Beech Tree point at 12.54, also Garganey, 23x Dunlin, 13x Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, Osprey & Lesser Whitethroat (Kay, MYa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
13x Common Scoter (9x drake & 4x female) this morning but flew off NW at 12:05 also a juvenile Mediterranean Gull flew south at 11.15 & a Little Egret present ( RPo)
Common Scoter by Richard Powell

Wesport Lake
3x Whimbrel flew over south at 06.30 (NJS)

Tittesworth Res
2x Black-tailed Godwit briefly at 10.30 then flew off towards the dam, pair Pintail, 2x Common Sandpiper, 133x Lapwing & 2x Kingfisher (SGi)

Gailey
Juv Mediterranean Gull from 14:45 to 15:15 hrs then flew east, Red Kite for ten mins at 14:55hrs then flew east, also 24 Common Terns, Common Sandpiper and Spotted Fly (SR)

Doxey Marsh
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, Snipe, Little Egret, immature Peregrine, Shelduck & c20 Swift (RSw)

Belvide Res
Turnstone through late morning also juv Redstart

Friday, 1 August 2014

Friday 1 August 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pacific Golden Plover still on Jubilee Wetlands also Garganey, 8x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Ringed Plover, Snipe, Little Egret, Grasshopper Warbler & 8x Teal (JH et el)

Blithfield Res (permits only)
Curlew, 8x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Snipe, 11x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 19x Little Ringed Plover, 8x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Goosander, 6x Oystercatcher, Wheatear, Osprey, Ruddy Shelduck, 3x Yellow-legged Gull & Common Gull (SE, HF)

Trent Washlands
11x Little Egret, site record (AJ)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ruff, 7x Green Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, Redshank, 2x Little Egret, 10x Pochard, c12x Shelduck, insects: 5x Southern Hawker, Brimstone, Brown Argus – egg laying. Long-winged Conehead now very numerous. (JW)
 
Branston Water Park
Little Egret, 41x Common Tern. (JW)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thursday 31 July 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pacific Golden Plover still on Jubilee Wetlands
PGP still this evening also 8x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, LRP, Snipe, Grasshopper Warbler, Green Woodpecker (RCB IDB)

Belvide Res
Adult Sanderling still also 2x juv Med Gull

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pacific Golden Plover still on Jubilee Wetlands early evening
Also Snipe, Kingfisher, Common Tern & Yellow Wagtail. Insects - 7x Clouded Yellow, numerous Roesel's Bush Cricket, Common Blue (JWo)
Clouded Yellow by Gareth Robinson
 
Blithfield Res
8x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Dunlin, 5x Snipe, 10x LRP, 14x Common Sandpiper, 65x Common Tern, 2x Goldeneye, 3x YL Gull, Little Egret (RCB)

Belvide Res
Sanderling on north shore this afternoon, also juvenile Mediterranean Gull & 3x Common Sandpiper

Croxall
3x Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (KJM)

Gailey Res
6x Dunlin, 20x Common Tern, 5x Yellow Wagtail (SR)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pacific Golden Plover still on Jubilee Wetlands, Garganey on North Pit, also Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Common Sandpiper, 40x Common Tern, 4x Wigeon, 15x Teal, 4x Clouded Yellow. (JM FM et al as per JH)

Branston Gravel Pits
Great White Egret on the new ashy pit, Whimbrel briefly on the sandy pit, 9x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, c12 Shelduck, 10x Teal, 19x Pochard & 3x Common Tern
Insects - 14x Long-winged Coneheads & 2x Brown Argus (JWo)
Great White Egret by Jon Woodcock

Long-winged Conehead by Jon Woodcock


Norton in the Moors
2x Redstart in field on edge of Caldon canal with several Chiffchaff (SCo)