Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday 12 May 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Great White Egret one flew east at 07:20 and over south at 09:40, and on the north shore at 12:10 before flying North. Arctic Tern 1st summer still.

Blithfield Res (permit holders only)
3x Whimbrel in field above St Stephens Bay and Sanderling (MY).

Great White Egret flew over to the NE at 08:10hrs (Birdguides)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still present at 15.30 (Karl)
Black-necked Grebe at Westport Lake - by Ann P-B

picture by Michael Turner

 picture by Dave Kelsall

Doxey Marshes
1x Wood Sandpiper, 8x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Redshank, 1x Greenshank from Tin hide 07:30 (TT). Wood Sandpiper still present 15:15hrs. (DFo)

Greenshank by Dave Fowler at Doxey today

Uttoxeter Quarry
16:20 - 18:20 - 1x Sanderling, 1x Dunlin, 10x Common Sand, 6x Oystercatcher, 1x Hobby (AB, NSN)

Whinchat one at Tiddlers Pool also 3x Wheatear (RT KH)

Arctic Tern mid morning

Whitemoor Haye
25+ Tree Sparrow, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 89 Mute Swan, several Yellow Wagtail & Whitethroat, 2 Shelduck (SCo). Also a Sanderling and 4x Dunlin during the evening. (SCo)

Croxall GP
several Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap & Sedge Warbler, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common TernKingfisher, 1 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover (SCo)

Spotted Flycatcher (NP)

National Arboretum
Cuckoo (SCo)

2x Pied Flycatchers (AB, NSN)

Croxden Quarry
Sedge Warbler (first site record!), several Reed Warblers (AB, NSN)

Cannock Chase
Garden Warbler, Redstart, Coal Tit, Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail, Cuckoo (MJa)

Brookleys Lane
Whooper Swan (photo below) and two Mandarin (AB, NSN)