Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tuesday 18th June 2013

Belvide Resv
The Egyptian Goose paid us a visit again. It was on the north shore till 2.30pm when it flew off south. 7 Shoveler and 7 Pochard were counted. A Water Vole was off the west lane bridge this afternoon. Belvide Blog

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 1x Oystercatcher, 9x LRP, 23 juv Goosander (AB)

Branston Gravel Pits
6x Redshank (+4 chicks), 2x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 19x Shelduck (+16 ducklings), 11x Gadwall, 4x Teal, 3x Wigeon, 4x Sedge Warbler, 4x Reed Warbler, Black-tailed Skimmer, 5x Banded Demoiselle, (Marley Pit: 5+ Red-eyed Damselfly, 3x Blue-tailed Damselfly), Common Blue Damselfly (very numerous), 5x Cinnabar, Caddis Fly (JWo)

Great Crested Grebe at Branston tonight by JWo