Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday 12 April 2013

Branston GPs
2x Black-necked Grebe, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Merlin, 2x Mandarin, 5x Shoveler, 20x Shelduck, 12x Gadwall, 2x Water Rail, 7x Little Grebe, c250+ Sand Martin, 3x House Martin, 20x Swallow, 5x Chiffchaff (JW)

Black-necked Grebes at Branston GPs by Jon Woodcock

Blithfield Res (permit only)
5x Common Scoter (3 drakes) to 13:30  at least also  2x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, 100+ Sand Martin, 10x Swallow, House Martin (MPR GJM)
Osprey one catching fish mid afternoon.(GAS)

Gailey Res
2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Willow Warbler, House Martin, c70 Sand Martin, several Swallows, 1st winter Little Gull and the two White-fronted Geese (SR)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Silver Birches on the bank above Middle Sherbrook pool towards Camp Road (CDa)

2x Little Gulls through, 4x Goldeneye, 16x Sand Martin, 2x Swallow, 7x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, 2x Chiffchaff (JGHa)
Common Tern off the dam at 18:00 (MSa)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Osprey one flew west at 13:45.

Radford Meadows
2x Yellow Wagtails on North scrape (SPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Egret, 6x Goosander, 11 Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, Wheatear, Swallow, 2x Curlew (EF)

Caverswall - Weston Coyney
Along the R Blithe Swallow, Kingfisher, 25x Lesser Redpoll (SC)

Cuckoo Bank
9x Lapwing, 15x Skylark, 15x Siskin, 2x Raven (JGHa)

Cannock Mill Green Nature Park
3x Willow Warblers singing at mid day (MSa)