Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday 21 March 2014

Belvide Resv
1w fem Velvet Scoter, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck and 11x Scaup still

Whitemoor Haye
2x Black-necked Grebe at 08.30 (JBr)
 No sign of any BN Grebes this afternoon, 3x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Gadwall, 6x Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff (JWo)
Additional - 36x Yellowhammer, 23x Tree Sparrow, 2x Ringed Plover, 12x Golden Plover, 2x Grey Partridge, Little Owl, 2x Shelduck (SCo)

2x Swallow through this morning (RT)

Westport Lake
1x Oystercatcher, 3x Sand Martin, 1x Raven

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Wheatear in Ten Acre Bay this morning (RCB)

Chasewater Res
c100 Sand Martins through this morning (MSa). Only 300 large gulls in roost. No sign any Glaucous or Iceland Gulls but 1w Caspian Gull present (@CWG_sightings)

Uttoxeter Quarry
70x Sand Martin, 3x LR Plover, 6x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, 10x Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, Chiffchaff (SE HF)

Trent Washlands
5x Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, 35x Wigeon, 2x Chiffchaff (AJa)

Alrewas GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 100+ Sand Martin, 14x Gadwall, 6x Goldeneye, 2x Chiffchaff (JWo)
Arboretum - 4x Chiffchaff (JWo)

Swallows Mire Milford
5x Goosander, 3x Cormorant (JWH)

Drayton Bassett Pits
Black-tailed Godwit still (JM)