Monday, 7 April 2014

Monday 7th April 2014

Blithfield Resv
Pair of Common Scoter plus adult Little Gull reported (GJM)
Common Scoter pair still this afternoon off Barn Farm Bay also a House Martin (RCB)

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

Branston GP
Adult Kittiwake briefly then flew south (photo below), 2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 23x Redshank, 12x Curlew, 6x LRP, Ringed Plover, 16x Shelduck (JWo)

Drayton Bassett Pits
Drake Garganey and Grey Plover on North Pit also 10x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper (GW)

Whitemoor Haye
This evening - 21x Wigeon, 6x Gadwall, 2x Teal, 7x Redshank, 3x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, 12+ Swallow, 15+ Tree Sparrow, 12+ Yellowhammer, 1x Grey Partridge, 2x Egyptian Geese (SCo)

Stone - Barlaston Downsbanks
Brambling, 4x Willow Warbler, 6x Chiffchaff, Blackcap (MJa)

Blythe Bridge
Red Kite over the A50 Roundabout this morning (GH)

Woodseaves to Norbury and along to Gnosall along the Shropshire Union Canal
2x Blackcap (I)

Spring is in the air with these two young Tawny Owls showing in the county today