Whinchat one between the Viewpoint and Tiddlers pool this morning, also 2x Redstart, Wheatear,12x Swift and c105x Swallows.........RT. PAD.
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.
Two Yellow-legged Gulls (Adult & 3rd S) on main sailing lake 17-00hrs.......SR
Branston Gravel PitsSnipe, 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........
2x Spotted Flycatcher,2x Green Woodpecker,1x Kestrel, 2x Buzzard.......TE
Kestrel in the Alton area today by TE
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