Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday 19 April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Blue-headed Wagtail on the dam to 14:20 at least also 2x Whimbrel flew through at 11.10 also 9x Arctic Tern ,2x Common Tern, 36x White Wagtail, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 16x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, 12x Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat (GJM, MPR)

The Blithfield Blue-headed Wagtail by Steve Edwards

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier again between Glacier Boulder & Trig Point also several Tree Pipits competing for territory at Startley Lane (MSa).
This evening, at Anson's Bank, a male Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cuckoo but no further sign of the HEN HARRIER. (RSw)
Great Grey Shrike still in dead birches below Anson's Bank car park towards Sherbrook.

Gailey Res
Whinchat male near the manure heap in fields opposite the sailing club also Ruddy Shelduck on the main sailing lake, also 4x Common Sandpiper & 4x Yellow Wagtail (SRi)

Yellow Wagtail at Gailey by Steve Edwards

10 am Common Sandpiper X 3, Arctic Tern X 1 also female Grey Wagtail. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was seen this morning at Baggeridge by one of the wardens (DBu)

Alrewas GP
4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler (heard only), 1 Redshank & 1 Common Sandpiper (SCo)

National Arboretum
2 Oystercatcher, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff (SCo)

Croxall GP
1 Common Sandpiper , 5 Teal, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, several Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff, all viewed from National Arboretum on wides (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
9 Meadow Pipit, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 30+ White Wagtail, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Tree Sparrow, 1 female Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat (SCo)

Westport Lake
Yellow Wagtail, Swift, Whitethroat, Raven & Common Sandpiper (DK, JJ)

Yellow Wagtail at WPL by Dave Kelsall

2x Ring Ouzel in paddocks c400m north of the Palletstacks at 11:15 also 2x Redstart in the same area, 23x Wheatear and 5x Whitethroat (RT)
Whinchat by the farm (NJS CJW GAS)
2x Ring Ouzel still at 15:30 north of the Palletstacks paddock by the red containers (RT)

Uttoxeter Quarry
60x White Wagtail, 17x Yellow Wagtail, Whimbrel, 10x Common Sandpiper, 9x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 6x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Wheatear, Whooper Swan (ABa)

Whimbrel at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

Whooper Swan at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

Branston GPs
7x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Redshank, Snipe, 6x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 30x Sand Martin, 3x Blackcap, 5x Willow Warbler, 6x Chiffchaff, 2x Water Rail, 16x Shelduck, Green Woodpecker (JWo)

River Sow Meadows
3x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Oystercatcher, 30x Linnet, 3x Willow Warbler (RSw)

Cannock Chase
6x Cuckoo, 8x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, 2x Yellowhammer, Pied Flycatcher,(MPi)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming this afternoon at 15:45. The bird was in trees behind the garden centre. (PFo)

Weston Sprink NR
Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Willow Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff (COs)

Middleton Lakes
Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (JH)

Doxey Marsh
6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Sedge Warbler, 3x Blackcap, 2x Whitethroat, 5x House Martin (RGi). Also a Ruddy Shelduck reported (PDy)

Lymedale Business Centre, Newcastle-u-Lyme
Male Redstart still around the horse paddocks this afternoon; also 7 Wheatears, Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warblers and a singing Willow Tit (SJT)

Endon SW
1-2 White Wagtails, 5x Willow Warblers, 60+ Swallows (GBr)

Radford Meadows
Ruddy Shelduck, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, Snipe (SPe)

Wetley Moor
Whinchat still (ALa)