Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday 3 May 2013

Keele University
L No sign between 10:30 - 12:30 of the probable Iberian Chiffchaff (RT)

Radial Park
Red Kite high over heading SW 9:15, also Reed Warbler , Garden Warbler , Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Yellow Wagtails (RGi)

Branston Gravel Pits
Avocet, 9x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 4x Reed Warbler, 12x Gadwall, 28x Shelduck, Great Black-backed Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker (JWo)

Avocet by Jon Woodcock

Branston Water Park
Oystercatcher, 7x Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (JWo)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, drake Scaup (GJM MPR RCB)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 8x Sedge Warbler, 4x Whitethroat (GAl)
Also Ruddy Shelduck with 4x Shelduck, 13x Sedge Warblers and 5x Whitethroats (all singing males), 4x LRP, 3x Black-tailed Godwits (JBe)
Black-tailed Godwit by Graham Allbutt

15 Waxwings in an ash tree alongside the Trent and Mersey canal at Aston late afternoon (Birdguides)

Baggeridge CP
Male Pied Flycatcher today (HKi)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup drake still