Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday 27 April 2014

Belvide Res (permit only)
2x Bar-tailed Godwit on the north shore at 07:30, also the 1w female Velvet Scoter, but no sign any Scaup. 2x Bar-tailed Godwit still midday plus Arctic Tern. Earlier 4x Bar-tailed Godwit.

Nigel Talbot took this photo of one of the Bar-tailed Godwits at Belvide today

10x Arctic Tern flew through at 10:45 with 4 still present at 11:15

Blithfield Resv
Late afternoon - 2x Black Tern, 6x Arctic Terns, 12x Common Tern, 1st summer Kittiwake (MY, KD, IW, JA)

Middleton Lakes
1x Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Redshank, 1x Cuckoo, 2-3 Cetti's Warbler, 2+ Sedge Warbler (JD, KJD). Glossy Ibis still present, plus 12x Arctic Tern, 2x Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, 6x LRP,6x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo.  (JWo)
The Glossy Ibis at Middleton Lakes today by Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
2x Arctic Tern at 10:35

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Whimbrel on the spit on main pit

Tucklesholme Quarry
Bar-tailed Godwit this morning (MY, K)

Female Whinchat at the viewpoint paddocks also 2x Redstart, 13x Wheatear, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, 22x Whitethroat, 5x Sedge Warbler, Curlew (RT NP KH)

Coombes Valley RSPB
3x Pied Flycatchers, Redstart (AMa)

Aqualate Mere
Male Whinchat 1ml SSE of Aqualate still on Coley Lane beyond marsh at 12:15pm. At Aqualate, 2x Hobby, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler (RSw)

Hednesford Hills
1x Cuckoo, 2x Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (ABr)

Ford Green NR
Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, 7x Whitethroat (JJ)

Highgate Common
6x Tree Pipits, 1x Cuckoo, 2x Whitethroat (HK)

Highgate Tree Pipit by Hughie King