Saturday, 13 April 2013

Saturday 13th April 2013

Late news for Friday 12th April
STONE CURLEW photographed on private land near Lichfield but no sign today (per NP)

Doxey Marshes
A Spotted Crake reported this afternoon, a full detailed description has been provided by the finder, from hide head towards Sainsbury's, take path towards cemetery and view the pool along path (SHi)

7x Wheatear, 2x Curlew, Willow Warbler, 5x Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5x Swallow, 2x Redpoll, 3x Siskin, 2x Raven, 72x Redwing (RT NP DW PAD)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in birches on the bank above Middle Sherbrook Pool towards Camp Road (IBu)

Gailey Res
Little Gull, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, 2x Kingfisher, female Wheatear, 4x Willow Warbler, 9x Chiffchaff & 3x Blackcap, no sign today of the White-fronted Geese (SR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
50 Sand Martin, 25 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 8 White Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Dunlin, 5 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldeneye, 9 Wigeon, 10 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Mandarin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redwing (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
33 Tufted Duck, 6 Redshank, 23 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 12 Swallow, 6 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 20 Yellowhammer, 15 Tree Sparrow, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Merlin (SCo)

Branston GP
5 Redshank, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Sandpiper & 2 Oystercatcher (NJS, GAS)
Additional  Black-tailed Godwit, c80 Sand Martin, 6x House Martin, 2x Swallow, Water Rail, 16x Shelduck, 3x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff (AJ)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Brambling, Willow Warbler (NP)

Radial Park
Willow Warbler, 5x Lapwing and nearby on the Trent at Boothen Willow Warbler and Kingfisher (ASt)

Westport Lake
Common Sandpiper, 5x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff & a Lapwing over (CJW, NJS, GAS)

Silverdale CP
6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 1 Redwing, 1 Snipe & 2 Stock Doves (PJo)
Chiffchaff at Silverdale CP by Phil Jones

Cop Mere
No sign of reported Bean Goose but a Pink-footed Goose was present, also 4x Greylag Geese & a Oystercatcher (NJS)

Videograb of the Pink-footed Goose at Copmere today

St George's Wood, Yoxall
1x drake Mandarin today (JPa)
Trent Washlands
2x Little Egret, 2x Gadwall, 22x Teal, 20x Sand Martin, 6x House Martin, 3x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff (AJ)