Saturday, 11 April 2015

Saturday 11th April 2015

Blithfield Res
Arctic Tern at the deep end this morning (GJM MPR) - Osprey still Tad Bay

Aqualate Mere
Arctic Tern at 10:50 also 2x Goldeneye, 18x Shelduck, 2x Marsh Tit, 10x Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler heard, 100's of Hirundines (RSw)

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel flew over the void towards Blackbank at 08:50 (PJ)

Male Pied Flycatcher feeding in trees at the Thistleberry Greenway opposite the Dick Turpin pub (PAD)

Female Ring Ouzel flew from bottom end of the Palletstacks at 09:00 also 13x Wheatear (RT NDP)

Whitemoor Haye
Male Redstart this morning, 6x Redshank, c100x Mute Swan, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, 2+ Corn Bunting, Blackcap (SC). Arctic Tern thru 12:10hrs, also Mandarin in the ditches (TPe)

 Mandarin (top) and Corn Bunting at Whitemoor Haye by Arthur Warden

Junction Pit, National Arboretum
1x Cetti's Warbler (SC)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Grey Wagtail, 4x Shelduck, 14x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 1x Mandarin, 5x Oystercatcher, 1x Willow Tit, c80x Sand Martin, 15x Swallow (SE&HF)

3x Ruff, 11x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, 18x LRP, 4x Green Sandpiper (CJW, NJS)

Redstart near football pitches on Moor Lane Amington

Narrowdale nr Alstonefield
Male Ring Ouzel at 14:00hrs (RSu)

 i 54, Coven Heath
5x LRP, 1x Green Sandpiper, 3x Wheatear (Mf)
Notice Board
A student is studying Chaffinch song throughout the breeding season in Stafford. If you know of any singing/breeding Chaffinches in the vicinity, could you email please. Many thanks.