Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday 18 July 2014

Drayton Bassett-Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret still on Jubilee Wetlands at 10:30 (SW) Still at 20:45 also Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Dunlin, 11x LRP, Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret. (TVB as per JH)

Blithfield Res
Black Tern north of the causeway also 2x Ruff, Greenshank, Redshank, 10x Dunlin (RCB)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Ruff, 9x Curlew, 6x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 12x Pochard, c12x Common Tern, 8x Shelduck, 13x Teal, Lesser Whitethroat, Insects: 7x Long-winged Conehead (3 nymphs), c30+ Roesel’s Bush Cricket, c16x Essex Skipper, 3x Southern Hawker, Small Copper, numerous Green Leaf-hopper and Peacock Butterfly. (JW)

                          Top - Small Copper and Essex Skipper. Bottom - Roesel's Bush Cricket

Great White Egret this afternoon