Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday 21 April 2013

Aqualate Mere
2x Hobbies from the hide this morning

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Scaup still and a Greenshank before flying off.

Borrowpit Lake, Tamworth
Adult Kittiwake and an Arctic Tern at 19:00 (SAl)

Kittiwake at Borrowpit Lake tonight by S Allison

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Knot along the causeway and 6x Arctic Terns, also a Whimbrel in fields behind the dam at 13.45, a Greenshank of Admaston Reach at 15.40 (HKi)
Greenshank and Knot Admaston Reach late afternoon but no further sign of the Whimbrel behind the dam (RCB)
Swift one over the causeway at 17:10 (SPe). Three Whimbrel for 5 mins in flight with Knot and seen to fly out late afternoon plus Whooper Swan (HK)

Knot at Blithfield by Richard Powell

Knot at Blithfield by Hughie King

Whimbrel by Hughie King

Whimbrel by Andy Mason at Blithfield
2x Ring Ouzel still at 07:05 in paddocks to the north of the Palletstacks but elusive, 2x Redstart still and a Yellow Wagtail (RT)
also Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, White Wagtail, 2x Raven (PLo)
Water Rail at the reedbed culvet also Little Grebe (PBi)

Doxey Marsh
Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, 5x Sedge Warbler, 8x Shelduck, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper (SPe)
also 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail , 4 Goosander (DBo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit & 4x Redstart (IBu)
Wood Warbler one this morning

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel one still this afternoon also Greenshank, 16x White Wagtail, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Goldeneye, 3x Mandarin, 6x Goosander (RP)

Branston GPs
26x Shelduck, 4x Redshank, 2x Snipe (RPo)

Branston Water Park - Gravel Pits
5x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Whitethroat, 3x Garden Warbler, 1x Sedge Warbler, 8x Blackcap & 10+ Willow Warbler (BSt, ASt)

Croxall GP
Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher & 2x Whitethroat (BSt, ASt)

Whitemoor Haye
Drake Scaup drake on main pit plus a possible female (bird always asleep), also 2x Gadwall, 3x Shelduck, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 47x Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail (SCo)

Baggeridge CP
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker at 10:20 (DBu)

2x Lesser Whitethroat (KWa)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipit, 2x Willow Warbler (DPo)

Croxden Quarry
Common Sandpiper 1, LRP 2 (ABa)