Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sunday 25 August 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Osprey at 06:15, adult Kittiwake through SW at 06:55, 5x Turnstone at 09:45, drake Common Scoter, juv Black Tern, adult fem Garganey

Blithfield Res (permit only)
12x Black Tern, Wood Sandpiper, Cuckoo in Blithe Bay (GJM)
2x Osprey still, Bar-tailed Godwit Blithe Bay, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Raven (JJH)
2x Wheatear and a Whinchat in Blithe Bay (RP)
2x Greenshank, 6x Ringed Plover, 3x Curlew, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (JW)
Additional - Redstart, 2x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 6x Dunlin, 3x LR Plover, 18x Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (SE)

Spotted Flycatcher by Steve Edwards

4x Whinchat in paddocks northwest of the palletstacks also 7x Redstart (5 north of the palletstacks), 12x Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Snipe (RT. NP) - 5x Whinchat early evening (3rd paddock NW of Palletstacks track) also Hobby (RT)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Garganey,  juv Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Common Sandpiper, 15x Goosander (RP)

Curlew Sandpiper by Richard Powell

Whitemoor Haye
Black-necked Grebe one late morning

Chase Terrace
Red Kite over Ironstone Road at 13:30 heading towards Chasewater (SMcG)

6x Ruff and a Whimbrel  flew through also Green Sandpiper, 17x Snipe, 6x Curlew, 181x Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail (SG)

Branston GP's
South Pit - 2x Little Egret, 5x Ruff flew thru S, c30 Little Grebe. Sandy Pit - 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Green Sands, 2x Dunlin, Snipe, Shoveler. Scrape - Wood Sandpiper briefly then flew W (DSc)