Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Dosthill NR
Fem Bearded Tit again this morning. Long-tailed Duck still this morning also 3x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 3x Chiffchaff (PJe)

34x Waxwing by the A513 Sandon Road junction at MOD Stafford at 08:10.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Arctic Tern one north of the causeway late morning (GJM)
Arctic Tern still this afternoon also c25 Sand Martins, House Martin and a Swallow (RCB). Drake Scaup and 19 Shoveler in Tad Bay this evening (MPR)

Belvide Res
Adult Mediterranean Gull plus 2x Pintail and 1x Goosander

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese and  Little Gull still but no sign of the Black-necked Grebes.

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel in the Void tonight and 2x Wheatear (PJ)

Branston Gravel Pits
Swallow, 4x LRP, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Redshank, 2x Snipe, Dunlin, Curlew, 2x Wigeon, 20x Shelduck, 17x Gadwall, 7x Chiffchaff, GBBG, Water Shrew (JW)

Branston WP
Common Gull, 4x Gadwall, 3x Chiffchaff (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
16:30 - 19:15 - 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Gadwall, 3x Pochard, 35+ Wigeon, 4x Corn Bunting, 35+ Yellowhammer, 8x Tree Sparrow, 1x Grey Partridge, 200+ Fieldfare, 8x Golden Plover (SC)

7x Waxwing on Cedar Avenue 50yds East of Mitchell Way 13:20hrs

Knypersley Res
Mandarin, 2x Grey Wagtail and 2x Dipper on the stream (MN)

Mandarin pair on the Churnet upstream of the weir (KK)