Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tuesday 24th September 2013

Red-backed Shrike - One was apparently reported yesterday and photographed on Cannock Chase but with no location or any other info, can anyone help with this sighting please.
Further information that the Red-backed Shrike was seen in Sherbrook Valley at around 18.00.

Also a Wryneck was seen in a garden in Perton on the 22nd for around 20mins (via county recorder).


Cannock Chase
No sign of Red-backed Shrike in the Sherbrook Valley area

Blithfield Res (permit only)
4x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 51x Ringed Plover, 10x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, Snipe, 3x Common Tern, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye, Goosander (SE HF)

Branston GPs
6x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Ruff, 8x Green Sandpiper, 7x Golden Plover, Greenshank, 23x Snipe, 17x Curlew, 531 Lapwing, 3x Water Rail, 2x Little Egret, Pochard, Cetti's Warbler (JW)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Female Garganey still

Hobby, Wheatear, Green Woodpecker (PB DW) also 2x Crossbill and YL Gull (RT)