Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday 27th May 2013

Belvide Res
No sign today of the SPOTTED SANDPIPER.

Whitemoor Haye
2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Garden Warbler, Common & Lesser Whitethroat (SCo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Sanderling, 11x Ringed Plover, 1x Curlew this am (RP). Also at 09.30, two Ruddy Shelduck, a Little Stint and a number of Little and Ringed Plovers observed (DPa)

Blithfield Res
10+ Sanderling through today, also a Little Tern present north of the causeway from 13.17 to 15:40 at least, 2x Arctic Terns.  At least 5+ Sanderling (pic attached of two), and 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Tern, 1 Hobby. (GJM, RP)

Little Tern at Blithfield by Richard Powell

and Sanderling (RPo)

Branston Gravel Pits
18x Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, 14x Redshank, 41x Shelduck, 3x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 2x Common Tern (JWo)