Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Dosthill NR
No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler up to mid day........

Belvide Res (permit only)
A 1st winter Black-necked Grebe one from West End Hide mid day. Also 1w Mediterranean Gull was present mid afternoon before flying off south. There was still a steady passage of Swallows and House Martins this afternoon. 40 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon and 32 GC Grebe were counted.......Belvide blog

Blythe Bridge-Caverswall
6x Yellowhammer, 2x Lesser Redpoll, 40x Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Kestrel, 2x Stock Dove........ARa.

Swift one again this morning........RT

Drayton Bassett Pits
Male Stonechat along W-E track south of North pit. North pit winter plumage Dunlin and 60 Lapwing, Little Egret, 18 Cormorant, 20 plus Wigeon in area.........JH

Branston Gravel Pits 
29x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 9x Curlew, 5x Green Sandpiper, 2x Shoveler, 161x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 3x Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2x Kestrel, 31x Meadow Pipit, 300+ Linnet, 60+ Goldfinch, 30+ Pied Wagtail.......JW
60+ Skylark (on Stubble field), 25+ Meadow Pipit.....JW