Monday, 14 April 2014

Monday 14 April 2014

Cannock Chase - Cadet Huts
*** HOODED CROW *** seen during the afternoon. It dropped into a tree behind the hut for around ten minutes then flew south east (Phill Ward with C & A Bladon)

Photo of the Hooded Crow on Cannock Chase by Phill Ward. Last Staffordshire record was in 1994.

Belvide Res (permit only)
45x White Wagtail, the 1w female Velvet Scoter, 1w drake Long-tailed Duck and 4x Scaup

Male Redstart at the Viewpoint paddocks also Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 4x Wheatear, 2x Curlew, Peregrine (RT NP)

Cannock Chase
3x Tree Pipit, male Redstart, 2x Siskin, 7x Willow Warbler, 5x Linnet (MJa). Also 2x Redstart at Chase Vista Valley (IBu)

Tree Pipit by Dave Fowler

Silverdale CP
2x Gadwall on the Void (PJ)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
2x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail at the dam also 3x Willow Warbler, 4x Blackcap (RCB)

Branston GP
Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 7x LRP, 9x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, 80x Sand Martin (JWo)

Drayton Bassett Pitts
Fishers Mill bridge - Lesser Whitethroat, Jubilee Wetlands - 24x Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x LR Plover, Redshank, Common Tern, White Wagtail - North Pit - Sedge Warbler, Goosander, 2x Common Tern  (as per JH)