Saturday, 5 October 2013

Saturday 5 October 2013

**Staffs Mega** Glossy Ibis one this afternoon still showing well as viewed from the causeway early evening, still showing well from causeway at 18.30 (Chris Bromley/Les Harrison) 6th Staffs Record
Chris Bromley
Steve Seal
Richard Powell

Belvide Res (permit only)
The Wood Sandpiper remains on the north shore, also a Golden Plover flew over, Pochard have increased to 51, also 41 Shoveler, 1 Pintail, 3 Little Grebe and the Black Swan was in front of the Chappell hide, c50 Swallow & 1 House Martin flew through and several Chiffchaff were noted, a imm Peregrine was seen this afternoon (Belvide Blog)

Middleton Lakes RSBP
Jubilee Wetlands, 3x Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 13x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 14x Little Egret, Pintail, Shelduck, Wheatear & Stonechat (TP, SPi)

Doxey Marsh
Pectoral Sandpiper still this morning also Little Egret and 2x Ruff (AHa)
also a Jack Snipe from scrape (NJS, CJW, GAS)

Jack Snipe at the Palletstacks pond early morning also 2x Whinchat still, 7x Wheatear, 3x Golden Plover, 4x Snipe 8x Redwing and 13x Swallow over (RT)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Greenshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Goosander, 2x Pochard, Wheatear, 6x Chiffchaff, 17x Egyptian Geese (RPo)

Blackbank  (visible migration 0715 - 1105)
851x Mipits, 105x Skylark, 99x Chaffinch, 34x Swallow, 28x Pied Wagtail, 27x Redwing, 24x Goldfinch, 17x Song Thrush, 17x Greenfinch, 14x Golden Plover, 8x Linnet, 3x Siskin, 3x Bullfinch, 2x Cormorant, Fieldfare, Yellowhammer (NP)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
3x Curlew Sandpiper, 2x Little Stint, Little Egret, 21x Dunlin & 23x Ringed Plover near the causeway (Kay)
Also Goldeneye & Shelduck in Blithe Bay & 18 Golden Plover in Tad Bay (RPo)

Cannock Chase
5x Redwing over SE also Whitethroat (IBu)

34x Pink-footed Geese over at 09.45 heading SE (TEy)