Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tuesday 16th April 2013

Late News for Yesterday

Highgate Common
Wood Warbler & Cuckoo


Berryhill Fields
3x Ring Ouzels (male and 2 females), 2x Whinchat, 2x Redstart all best looked for on the mounds and paddocks above the Viewpoint also c40 Wheatear, 6x Willow Warbler, 7x Chiffchaff, 4x Fieldfare (RT NP RG)

Ring Ouzel by Michael Turner

Redstart by D Fowler

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Whimbrel, Sanderling, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, 4x Common Sandpiper, 21x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 4x Shelduck (EF)
Yellow Wagtail by Steve Edwards

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Scaup & Arctic Tern through

Gailey Res
Little Gull still, plus 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x White Wagtail, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 5x probable Greenland Wheatear (SRi)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
14x Arctic Tern, 4x Common Sandpiper, male Redstart, White Wagtail (MPR GJM)

Aqualate Mere
3x Arctic Tern this afternoon

Fenton Park
Male Pied Flycatcher and 2 Blackcaps rear of tennis courts in wooded area (AFi)

Little Wryley
2 Redstart 5 Wheatear 1 White Wagtail 3 Chiffchaff 2 Willow Tit 1 Willow Warbler around Gains Lane Area (JTh)

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail, 4x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 16x Shelduck (JWo)

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel, 4x Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (PJ)

Trent Washlands
Garden Warbler, 4x Willow Warbler, 3x Chiffchaff, 3x Blackcap, 2x Kingfisher (AJ)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still around Birches on the bank above Middle Pool Sherbrook at 07:30 (RDa). Male Cuckoo calling in Sherbrook Valley this evening (RSw)

Whitemoor Haye
12x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (MSa). Evening visit saw 15x Yellow Wagtail, 12x White Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martin, 40+ Swallow, 2x Common Tern through, 1x Common Sandpiper, 34x Tree Sparrow, 1x Corn Bunting, 21x Golden Plover, 2x Grey Partridge (SCo)

Radial Park
6x Wheatear, Whitethroat, 4x Willow Warbler (RG)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipit, 7x Willow Warbler, 5x Chiffchaff, Blackcap (HK)
Tree Pipit by Hughie King

St George's Wood, Yoxall
 Male Redstart at 6:15pm, Chiffchaff (x2), Willow Warbler (x3) & Swallow (x3) (MPa)

Doxey Marshes
2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 6x Shelduck, 40-50 Teal, 12x Goosander & 15-20 Tufted Duck (MSa)

Swallow's Mire, Milford
 14 Tufted Ducks, 3 Willow Warblers & 2 Wigeon (JHo)

Barlaston Down
16x Swallow, 2x Willow Warbler, 2x Stock Dove, 1x Chiffchaff, & 2x Raven (ARa)

Westport Lake
10x Chiffchaff, 7 x Willow Warbler, 4 x Blackcap, 5 x House Martin
also Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat & a pair of Shoveler (NJS, CJW, IKW)
also 2x Common Sandpiper on main lake before noon (PDy)

3x Chiffchaff 2x Willow Warbler 2x Mandarin 2x Green Woodpecker (TEy)