Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday 11 October 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
It’s been a good days birding which started off with a BONXIE that flew over high and strongly to the north at 8.30am. Then at 9.50am a different bird dropped in and settled on the water. The bird showed well occasionally chasing gulls until 2.40pm when it flew off south west. This is the 8th and 9th record for Belvide. A GREY PHALAROPE was found on the north west shore at 10.40am. The bird was highly mobile and wasn’t seen after midday. This is the first record since November 2005. The Wood Sandpiper was still on the north shore, also 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin and 2 Jack Snipe were present. 3 Rock Pipit were at the west end this afternoon. A single Pintail was noted. The gull roost held a record 19 Yellow-legged Gulls and 35 Common Gulls (Belvide Blog)

Great Skua at Belvide @staffsbirdnews

Great Skua at Belvide by Steve Nuttall

...and the Grey Phalarope by Steve Nuttall

Blithfield Res (permit only)
6x Whooper Swan in Tad Bay this morning (GJM)

Tittesworth Res
Glossy Ibis flew in at 12:25 viewable from the causeway also Rock Pipit on the island (SS)

Glossy Ibis by Steve Seal 

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Jubilee Wetlands 12.06, 2x Grey Plover flew in an departed at 13.30, also juvenile Arctic Tern briefly at 13.00 flew off west, also 6x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Pintail, Shelduck & 15x Little Egret (PDH, GIG)

2x Brambling (TE)

Doxey Marsh
12x Goosander, Green Sandpiper (RDa)

Trent Washlands
9x Little Egret, c40x Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 26x Cormorant, 19x Teal (AJa)