Saturday, 20 April 2013

Saturday 20 April 2013

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whooper Swan flew NW at 06:15 also 2x Whinchat, 10x White Wagtail, 11x Yellow Wagtail,3x Wheatear, Reed Warbler, 3x Whitethroat, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, Curlew, Snipe, 2x Mandarin, 4x Goosander, 2x Shelduck (ABa)
Also 1 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 White Wagtail, 17 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher (RPo)

Whinchat at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

2x Ring Ouzel still in paddocks north of the Palletstacks (adjacent to the containers at east end of Speddings Road). Also Whinchat, 3x Redstart, Yellow Wagtail and 17x Wheatear including a probable Greenland Wheatear (RT NP)
Cuckoo one briefly by the amphitheatre (MT). Still two Redstarts this evening in hedge above white door paddock (PJ)

Silverdale CP
One White Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper on the Void (PJ)

White Wagtail on the Void by Phil Jones

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup at west end also a Whimbrel

Blithfield Res
A Knot on the causeway mid afternoon (JA). Also 12x Common Terns and 2x Arctic Terns (GJM, MPR)

Whitemoor Haye
A Channel Wagtail (hybrid Yellow x Blue-headed), 50 Yellow Wagtails and 10x White Wagtails

Gailey Res
Whinchat male still in field opposite the sailing club near the manure heap. Two Common Tern, a Common Sandpiper, Whitethroat, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Blackcap and 10x Chiffchaff (SR)

Lesser Whitethroat one along the Trent this morning also 8x Mandarin, Wheatear, Willow Tit (RCB)

Hanchurch Wood
Cuckoo today (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
Ruddy Shelduck still at the Cresswell end  and this or another asleep from the hide (DAd)

Ruddy Shelduck at Doxey by David Adams

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Birch trees below Anson's bank car park towards Sherbrook valley (BGu)
5x Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 2x Tree Pipit, Wheatear, Curlew over (SPe)

Croxden Quarry
1 Tree Pipit, 6 Willow Warbler (RPo)

Redstart, Tree Pipit, 5x Willow Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker (TEy)

Consall Nature Park
10:00 - 11:00hrs Male Redstart, male Pied Flycatcher, 1x Shelduck (DSc)

Endon Sewage Works
2x White Wagtail, with 19x Pied Wagtail & 1x Grey Wagtail, also 1x Whitethroat, 1x Blackcap, 2x Willow Warbler & 12x Swallow (GED)

Trent Washlands
Redshank, 3x Whitethroat, 8x Willow Warbler, 4x Blackcap, Garden Warbler (AJa)

Old River Dove
3x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Whitethroat, 25x Sand Martin, 2x Yellowhammer (AJa)

Lower Hatton
10 Wheatears and a Peregrine (NDP)

Upper Moorside, Morridge
1x Wheatear, 6x Lapwing (DPo)

Churnet Valley Alton area
8x Chiffchaff, 4x Mandarin, 2x Grey Wagtail (TEy)