Saturday, 16 August 2014

Saturday 16th August 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Black Tern, Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 2x Yellow-legged Gull, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper & Little Egret
The Whinchat at Blithfield today (SBN)

Branston Gravel Pits
Female Garganey, 11x Little Egret, 10x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff & 2x Black-tailed Godwit

at least one immature Marsh Harrier still present (IGr)

Belvide Res (permits)
2x Greenshank & Common Sandpiper
Greenshank by Nigel Talbot

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Turnstone & 4x Ringed Plover til 12.12 then flew west, also Ruff, Common Sandpiper & 4x Snipe, Arctic Tern, Common Tern & 7x Swift

Dosthill NR
Female\immature Marsh Harrier at 12.57 (JHa)

Croxall Lakes
4x Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Green Sandpiper (K)

Knypersley Resv
1x Spotted Flycatcher, 4x Raven, 15+ Swallow, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1x Willow Warbler. Also the male Mute Swan has died of old age (GBr)

Cuckoo & Swift (BB) 5x Redstart, Tree Pipit (NP KH)
The Juv Cuckoo favours fence posts west of the "Lapland Bunting" paddock (or c250 metres west of the scrape). Sometimes gets flushed by dog walkers and moves to the fence line viewed uphill ( looking south) from the viewpoint.