Saturday, 19 April 2014

Saturday 19 April 2014

The Stafford Branch of the WMBC, in conjunction with BTO Staffordshire and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is undertaking a Lapwing breeding survey across the county this spring. To make this a success, we would be really grateful for any sightings of breeding activity - anything from displaying birds, pairs on territory, sitting birds or chicks/juveniles.

If you see any birds between now and the end of June, please email either of the contacts below, or enter your sightings on BTO Birdtrack.

Thanks in advance for participating.

Nick Pomiankowski:
Scott Petrek:  

Belvide Resv (permit only)
Arctic Tern this afternoon plus 1w fem Velvet Scoter, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck and 4x Scaup

4x Whitethroat, 1-2 Arctic Terns, 2x Common Terns (CM)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Glossy Ibis again this morning and afternoon on Jubilee Wetlands

Glossy Ibis this morning at Middleton Lakes. Photo by David Hutton

Hobby over this morning also Cetti's Warbler and Whitethroat

1x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 2x Whitethroat, Shelduck, Wheatear (SR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Yellow Wagtails, 4x Common Sandpipers, 2x Green Sandpipers, 2x Goosander, 4x Shelduck (RPo)

Cannock Chase
Tree Pipit, male Redstart, c12 Green Hairstreak -photograph below (JWo)

Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, House Martin, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, 8x Whitethroat (RT)

Hanchurch Woods
80x Crossbill, 2x Brambling (NP)

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