Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sunday 7 April 2013

Late News from 5th April
Aqualate Mere - Fem Marsh Harrier in the evening plus 6x Pintail (IGr)

Dosthill NR
Bearded Tit one between the main pit and north pit at 14:40, and again late afternoon. Also 1w drake Long-tailed Duck (JH)

Silverdale CP
Woodlark one on The Void this morning with Meadow Pipits (PJ, Rob72)

Croxall Lakes
Three Avocets on the main lake 16:30hrs (TGa)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Avocet on the main lake this evening also Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 250x Wigeon, 9x Gadwall, 5x Goldeneye, several Grey Partridge (SC JA)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike in birches on bank above middle Sherbrook pool towards Camp Road (CDa)

2x Glaucous Gulls (2w & jv) and two juv Iceland Gulls in the roost plus 4x Yellow-legged Gulls.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Sandwich Tern one north of the causeway late morning, also 2x Oystercatcher, a Wheatear & Curlew on the dam end and in Tad Bay 15x Goldeneye, 1x Goosander & 4x Shelduck (RPo). Swallow over Tad Bay at midday (GJM). In Blithe Bay, a Scandinavian Rock Pipit, a White Wagtail and Wheatear this afternoon (MPR)

Sandwich Tern by Richard Powell

Belvide Res
1w Little Gull again late afternoon, plus adult Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank and Woodcock.

Branston GPs
7x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LR Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Curlew, 14x Snipe, 2x Oystercatcher, 24x Shelduck, 6x Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 3x Green Woodpecker, 4x Chiffchaff (AJ)

Abbots Bromley-Blithbury
Whooper Swan one by B5104 bridge early afternoon

Whooper Swan by Richard Powell

Doxey Marshes
8x Shelduck, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 1x Water Pipit (partial summer plumage, on the scrape seen from the viewing platform), 5x Chiffchaff, 1x Willow Warbler. (RSt)

Gailey Res
Little Gull 1st winter still also 4x Sand Martin and the 2 White-fronted Geese still.

120x Meadow Pipits heading north also 2x Green Woodpecker (TE)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Goosander, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 21 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Lesser Redpoll (RPo)

Hales Hall Pool, Cheadle
3 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 50 Fieldfare (RPo)

3x Wheatear, Curlew, Green Woodpecker, 3x Chiffchaffc120 Redwing, Siskins and Redpolls over (RT NP PB)