Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wednesday 24th April 2013

Blithfield Res (Please note non-permit holders must only view from the Causeway)
***Whiskered Tern*** in Blithe Bay 08:50hrs and still present at 18:00hrs at least (GJM, PH)

[6th record for Staffordshire, and 2nd record for Blithfield, following one there in May 1970]

Whiskered Tern by Dave Kelsall

Branston GP's
Two Avocets this evening (AJa)

Westport Lake
Whimbrel flew through at 09.15 (DK)

Whitemoor Haye
42x Yellow Wagtail, 9x White Wagtail, 2x Swift, 2x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, drake Scaup, 6x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 5x Grey Partridge, 16x Tree Sparrow, Whitethroats (SCo)

Doxey Marshes
2x Grasshopper Warbler, 12x Sedge Warbler, 5x Whitethroat, 4x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover & Ruddy Shelduck (SPe)

Cannock Chase
Grasshopper Warbler one yesterday(RCB) and again this morning (LY)
8x Tree Pipit, 3x Cuckoo, Wood Warbler, 2x Redstart (PDy)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Kingfisher (AJa)

Male Pied Flycatcher this morning (DBu)

Pied Flycatcher by Dave Burns