Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday 15th September 2013

ACCESS TO BLITHFIELD RESV - Please remember access to the reservoir is strictly by permit only, purchased from the WMBC. Will members please remember to use their keys to open the gates and not climb over them. Non permit holders can view the end of Tad Bay from Newton Hurst Lane

Blithfield Res (permit holders only)

Common Crane feeding on stubble fields off Newlands Lane WS15 3JD 08:00hrs (M Chilvers) and present later in Tad Bay on and off during the day. Also Little Stint, 3x Ruff, Greenshank, 21x Dunlin, 27x Ringed Plover, 3x Wheatear, 20+ Yellow Wagtails, Little Egret, 4x Common Tern (SE&H)

The Blithfield Crane today by Steve Edwards

Belvide Resv 
The female Garganey was still at the west end. The first Goldeneye of the autumn was at the west end also a juvenile Shelduck and 311 Canada Geese were counted. Twenty Dunlin flew thru in small groups, also 4 Ringed Plover and one LRP were present. An imm Peregrine caught a Starling this morning, also a Hobby was noted. A Vis Mig watch off the dam between 0700-0800 hrs produced 110 Meadow Pipit, 178 Swallow, 74 House Martin, 5 Chaffinch and 2 Greenfinch. Belvide Blog