Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Keele Univ
Possible Iberian Chiffchaff singing in woods between Hotel Development site and back of student accomodation. Area is to the right of the Observatory, it was still part-singing this evening and along with the description it looks like a interesting bird, well worth a look for tomorrow morning Grid Ref SJ822450 (STu)
Park on large pay and display car park to the right of the Darwin building (opposite student union) as you look at it, park in the top right corner, on the right a tarmac path runs up through the wood to the Space Observatory, just before the Ob is a grass path on the right walk down to where the path splits and it was singing in this area.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 2x Goosander, Barnacle Goose, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat & 2x Sedge Warbler (DSc)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Common Tern, 6x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 9x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 11x Gadwall, 29x Shelduck, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, 8x Common Whitethroat, 5x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 15+ Blackcap  (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Sedge Warbler, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap (JWo)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Garganey on the north shore & drake Scaup still this pm

1x Whimbrel (GJM)

Whitemoor Haye
57 Mute Swan, 38 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 LRP, 3 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Corn Bunting, several Yellow White and Pied Wagtail, several Tree Sparrow & Yellowhammer (SCo)

Whinchat one still in the paddocks above the Viewpoint also 17x Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Whitethroat (RT NP)

3x Waxwing at Chase Terrace at junction of  Paget Drive and railway line.

Middleton Lakes RSPB
On the North pit 2 Raven over, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 2 LRP & Yellow Wagtail

Ipstones Edge
2x Redstart, 2x Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 19x Willow Warbler, Blackcap,2x Whitethroat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat & 2x Curlew (DPo)

3x Little Ringed Plover on power boat jetty (KWh)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by the R Trent (RT)

Adderley Green
Hobby flew over at 13.45 (SSt)

Waxwing one on Corporation Street this evening

Blake Hall
1 Yellow Wag', 2 Wheatear (M Pla)

JCB Earthmovers, Cheadle
5 Wheatear (AB, MP)