Saturday, 14 September 2013

Saturday 14 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 in Tad Bay to 07:05 then flew to fields north of Tad Bay before flying off north at 07:15 (DT)
Common Crane back in Tad Bay at 11:25 also Spotted Redshank morning only (RCB)
Common Crane flew towards the causeway at 15:45 also Little Stint, 6x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 30x Ringed Plover, 15x Dunlin, 4x Common Tern, Pintail, 2x Goosander (RP)
Common Crane still in Tad Bay to 17:30 at least (DA)
Additional - Swift, 25x Yellow Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 10x Goosander, 44x Wigeon (RCB)

Common Crane by Steve Gibson

Common Crane by Richard Powell

Whitemoor Haye
2x Black-necked Grebes on the Main lake this morning also 30+ Tree Sparrow, 6x Grey Partridge (SC)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Stint, 6x Ruff, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 18x Shoveler, 63x Teal,  2x Egyptian Geese, Kingfisher (RP)

4x Ringed Plover and a Dunlin on the north shore (HK)

Westport Lake
Little Egret flew over at 09:45 (JJ CS JS)

10x Crossbill, 2x Mandarin (DC)

Belvide Resv
Female Garganey still at west