Saturday, 3 August 2013

Saturday 3 August 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
2nd sum Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 1st sum Little Gull, 6 LR Plover, Redshank, 2x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit (JA)

Branston pits
midday today: 1 Wood Sandpiper on sandypit, 6 LRP, 7 Green Sandpiper, 11 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 8 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher (DSc)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Quail still singing in wheat field by West Lane also the Knot still and Wood Warbler still by Gazebo hide.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Egret, Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 12x Common Tern, 3x Goosander (RP)
Early evening - 3x Green Sandpiper, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, LR Plover, Little Egret, 16x Goosander, 14x Common Tern, Egyptian Geese pair with 7 Goslings (AB)

Juv Med Gull and adult YL Gull this morning (AB)

Knypersley Res
4x Crossbill over Lodge Barn Rd going north at 09:25 (GB)

First southbound Wheatear here this morning also 2x Redstart and a Hobby (RT)

Doxey Marsh
Hobby showed well this morning also Common Tern, single Wigeon and juv Sedge Warblers (RS)

3x Little Egret, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (JC)

Whitemoor Haye
205x Lapwing, 7x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Shelduck juvs, 5x Common Tern (2 juvs), 5x Yellow Wagtail (3 juvs), 9x Tree Sparrow, 21x Mute Swan (SC)

Cannock Chase
60x Crossbill near the quarry this evening also 10x Linnet and 4x Green Woodpecker (RWi)

Branston GPs
Wood Sandpiper one still