Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday 14 April 2013

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Silver Birches on bank above Middle pool Sherbrook towards Camp Road (CDa)
Male Redstart on opposite side of the road to the Glacier Stone in the bottom of the valley (IBu)
Hawfinch flew N over the Glacier boulder car park & then briefly on the feeders at Freda's Grave (SPe)

Blithfield Res
Osprey (fishing in front of lake side barns, not far from causeway at about 2pm today), c20 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, House Martin, 50x Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler (JCh)

Abbots Bromley
Whooper Swan still with Mute Swans between Blithbury and Abbots Bromley at Newlands Lane by farm mid day.

1w Little Gull still present this evening over both pools, plus Yellow Wagtail on the causeway and Common Sandpiper (SR)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipits today (DCo)

Maer Hills
3x Tree Pipit also Swallow & Chiffchaff (RWi)

Whitemoor Haye
12 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail, 5 Teal, 1 House Martin with 40+ Sand Martin 30+ Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 38 Wigeon & 2 Grey Partridge (SCo)

Radford Meadows
2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 3x Ringed Plover, 4x Shelduck, c10 House Martin, c15 Swallow & a couple of Sand Martin  (SPe)

Astonfields Balancing Reservoir, Stafford
1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (RSt)

Consall - Kingsley Churnet Valley
25x Swallow, 5x House Martin, Raven, 4x Grey Wagtail (DSc)

Bateswood CP
c.85 Fieldfares >E at 17.20 & Willow Warbler singing (JHu)

Blythe Bridge - Caverswall
3x Swallow, 2x Yellowhammer, 4x Meadow Pipit, 3x Skylark, 1x Chiffchaff (ARa)