Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Whinchat one between the Viewpoint and Tiddlers pool this morning, also 2x Redstart, Wheatear,12x Swift and c105x Swallows.........RT. PAD.

Belvide Resv
Ecl drake Red-crested Pochard still present. Also 1x Greenshank briefly, 1x Redshank, 1x Ringed Plover, 1x Common Sandpiper, 1x Pochard and 1x Spotted Flycatcher.........SN and the Belvide Blog 

NOTE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE - A notice to permit holders that a work party has been arranged this Saturday from 0930hrs. The work planned is to pull out the small willow saplings that are growing on the north shore. If we can get around 10 volunteers  we should make light work of it. Wellies will be needed. Be aware that the V festival is on this weekend so a route through Brewood is recommended.

Gailey Resv
Two Yellow-legged Gulls (Adult & 3rd S) on main sailing lake 17-00hrs.......SR

Branston Gravel Pits
Snipe, 7x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 18x Curlew, Water Rail, Common Tern, 5x Pochard, 8x Shoveler, 4x Shelduck, 2x Green Woodpecker, Sedge Warbler, 5+Reed Warbler, 20+ Peacock Butterfly, 6+ Comma.......JW

Drayton Bassett Pits
Marsh Harrier, 5+ Garganey, Mandarin, Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit........

Alton-Dimmingsdale Area
2x Spotted Flycatcher,2x Green Woodpecker,1x Kestrel, 2x Buzzard.......TE

Kestrel in the Alton area today by TE

Whitemoor Haye
1x Little Owl, 1x Common Sandpiper, 2x Grey Partridge, 1x Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100s of Swallows over pools, 2500+ mix of Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls flying around far lake and several Tree Sparrows.......SC