Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday 21 April 2014

Belvide Res (permit only)
Adult Little Gull still, 1s male Pied Flycatcher in plantation below dam also the 1w female Velvet Scoter, 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 4x Scaup

The Belvide Pied Flycatcher by Nigel Talbot

Blithfield Resv
1x male Whinchat and 3x Wheatear (JA)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Glossy Ibis again at Jubilee Wetlands by the river screen at 07:50, also Arctic Tern, 3x Common Tern, 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 4x Goosander, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, 8x Dunlin, 15x LRP, 15x Ringed Plover, 8x White Wagtail (per JH)

Knypersley Resv
Male Pied Flycatcher between Gorton Stone and path through wall SJ894550, 1x Common Sandpiper, 1x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Wheatears (GBr)

River Sow Meadows Baswich
Wheatear, 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Yellowhammer, 7x Skylark (RS)

Doxey Marshes
Grasshopper Warbler, 4x Sedge Warbler, 5x Reed Warbler, White Wagtail, Common Sandpiper and LRP (HK)

Grasshopper Warbler at Doxey by Hughie King (@HughieKing)

Whitemoor Haye
6x Gadwall, Pochard, Common Tern, 3x Redshank, 2x Sedge Warbler, 100+ Swallow, c40 Tree Sparrow, 10+ Yellowhammer, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Corn Bunting, Whitethroats (SC)

Cannock Chase
3x Cuckoo, 6x male Redstart, 4x Tree Pipit, Hobby, 8x Willow Warbler, 2x Blackcap (MJ).
Chase Vista - 5x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit and Cuckoo (IBu)

Croxden Quarry
drake Garganey on Sandy Lane pool at 19:00hrs (AB, RPo)

The Croxden Quarry Garganey by Richard Powell

Trent Washlands
3x Little Egret, Garden Warbler (AJa)

Old River Dove
4x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Yellowhammer, 3x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (AJa)

fem Marsh Harrier flew NW over Churnet Valley at 11:30am

Dimmings Dale
2x male Pied Flycatcher this afterno

Wood Warbler singing NNE of Biddulph at Elmhurst in sycamore tree on Fox Lane 08:30hrs

Male Whinchat at the bottom end of the Palletstacks track (NP) Still at 14:00 and 16:50 on fence posts (RT PJ) also 3x Wheatear, Green Woodpecker, 2x Fieldfare over

Still 8x Wheatear off track between Malthouse Lane and Salters Lane (RT)