Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Whooper Swan in Blithe Bay. Also Greenshank, 9x Arctic Terns, 1x Common Tern, 2x Dunlin, 31x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (SEd)

Dunlin today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards

Whopper Swan today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards

Yellow Wagtail today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Black-necked Grebe, Merlin (female eating a small bird), Reed Warbler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Common Whitethroat, 8+Blackcap, 4x Yellow Wagtail, c50x Sand Martin, Curlew, 15x Redshank, 5x LRP, Snipe, Oystercatcher, 23x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, GBBG, Green Woodpecker, 4x Tawny Mining Bee, 10+ Peacock, 5+ Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

Black-necked Grebe by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup drake still  at the west end

Whitemoor Haye
Scaup (drake), 2x Gadwall, 6x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 9x Yellow Wagtail, 29x White Wagtail, 4x Blackcap, 2x Whitethroat, 4x Yellowhammer, c12x Tree Sparrow, Little Owl, Orange Tip, 6+ Peacock, 3x Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

3x Redshank, 2x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 3x Whitethroat, 4x Blackcap, Brimestone, Small White, 4x Peacock, Comma, 2x Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

Gailey Res
2 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, male Whitethroat, 2 male Yellow Wagtail, 3 Shoveler (2 drake), & 5 Gadwall (IMo)

Cannock Chase
2x Redstart, 1x Cuckoo, 2x Mandarin (IBu)
Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning (RCB)

Ring Ouzel one still in paddocks to the north of the Palletstacks (RT)

North Staffs Moors
1x Cuckoo, 2 x Stonechat & 4x Ring Ouzel (IMy)

Radial Park
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler & 2 Yellow Wagtails (RGi)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo on Void, flew to Blackbank (NDP)

Parkhall Wetlands Walk
Water Rail above fishing pool at 14-30 (CSi)

Wetley Moor
20+ Willow Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting & 2 Jay (RBu)

Tittensor Chase
2x Raven, 1x Jay, 1x Nuthatch (ARa)

Hanley Forest Park
Common Sandpiper at 18.15 (NGr)

15x House Martin, 4x Swallow2x Green Woodpecker, 4x Lesser Redpoll (TEy)

Borrowpit Lake Tamworth
Kittiwake adult still at south end on main Island.