Thursday, 18 April 2013

Thursday 18th April 2013

2x Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler (DK)

Arctic Tern at Westport by Chris Bromley 

Blithfield Res (permit only)
8 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whooper Swan with 8 Mute Swan (dam), 15 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Goosander & 8 Goldeneye (KSt)
additional news Arctic Tern 13, Common Tern 3, Little Ringed Plover 2, Common Sandpiper 4, Wheatear 5, Yellow Wagtail 24 & White Wagtail 5 (GJM, MPR)

Arctic Tern at Blithfield by Dave Kelsall 

Common Tern at Blithfield by Dave Kelsall 

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier male over Sherbrook Valley between Chase Corner and Aspen car park at 16:10 also Tree Pipit (RCB)
Hen Harrier at Anson's Bank at 17.30, and again flying towards Glacial Stone at 17.50 (GJM). A Cuckoo in the valley opposite the Glacial Boulder this evening (IBu)

Blue-headed Wagtail male in fields near the disused railway at Coley Lane marsh SJ782188

Gailey Res
A Whimbrel flew over W at 07.15, also White Wagtail, and 2x Arctic Tern over the fishing lake at 18.15 - 2x Whimbrel through at 18:45.

One Ring Ouzel briefly on the development site opposite Heywoods Estate Agents today at 12:15 (STu)  No further sign by mid afternoon (PAt. ST)
Male Redstart, 2x Wheatear in horse paddocks behind Lymedale  business park (PAt. ST) - best accessed from the end of Cheviot Close SJ830475

Branston GPs
Arctic Tern, 6x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 4x Redshank, Dunlin, 6x White Wagtail, 2x Blackcap, 7x Gadwall, 19x Shelduck, 3x Willow Warbler (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye (afternoon)
28x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 12x Tree SparrowRedshank, Common Sandpiper, 93x Golden Plover, Little Owl, 2x Gadwall, 15x Tufted Duck (SCo)
Evening update - 40x Yellow Wagtail, 35x White Wagtail, 6x Redshank, LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Wheatear (JAl)

Doxey Marsh
5x Yellow Wagtail, 8x White Wagtail from the platform scrape also 4x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 2x Redshank, 6x Shelduck, 15x Sand Martin, 2x Willow Warbler (RSw)

Berryhill Fields
c5 Wheatear & 1 male Redstart (SCo)

1 Whooper Swan with Mute Swans (SCo)

Whooper Swan at Blithbury by Dave Kelsall 

Silverdale CP
Sighted around 6.30pm, Single Common Sandpiper, Single Wheatear, Single House Martin & 6 Swallow (PCa)

Radial Park
Common Sandpiper on scrapes near canal path, Sedge Warbler, Whitethtroat, 5x Redwing (RG)

Knypersley Res
Grey Wagtail &  5x male Blackcap (GAl)

10 Yellow Wagtails (8 male and 2 female) in field immediately east of SWT Wolseley Bridge (SPt)

Highgate Common
Green Woodpecker & Willow Warbler (DPo)