Saturday, 4 April 2015

Saturday 4th April 2015

Cannock Chase
Short-eared Owl in the Sherbrook Valley area (JWo)
Short-eared Owl by Jon Woodcock

Doxey Marsh
5x Little Egret, 11x Goosander, 3x Swallow, Curlew, Redshank, 4x Snipe,3x Chiffchaff, 4x Shelduck, 8x GC Grebe, Cetti's Warbler heard (RSw)

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter & drake Scaup still present

Red Kite lingering 14:40hrs at least, plus 1x Tawny Owl, 2x Little Owl, 4x Oystercatcher, 5x Goldeneye, 1x Swallow (SR)

Phonescoped shot of the Tawny Owl at Gailey today by SR

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Mandarin Duck, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 4x Curlew (NJS, CJW)

Whitemoor Haye
14x Wigeon, 6x Teal, 35x Tufted Duck, 2x Goldeneye, 190x Mute Swan, 4x Gadwall, 3x Oystercatcher, c50 Linnet, 2x Redshank, c100 Fieldfare & Ringed Plover (SCo)

Alrewas GP
30x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye & Little Egret (SCo)

Croxall Wides
2x Sand Martin (SCo)

Tucklesholme Quarry
10x Redshank, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Corn Bunting with Yellowhammers & 15x Shelduck (SCo)

2x Swallow, 4x Chiffchaff, 2x Green Woodpecker, 6x Buzzard & 2x Mandarin Duck (TEy)

Little Egret over at 08:30 (LC)

Stonechat near Palletstacks (NDP KH)

Knypersley Resv
2x Swallow, 11x Chiffchaff (23x this time last year), 5x Goosander, 8x Buzzard plus fully fledged Woodpigeon young (GBr)

Endon SW
1x White Wagtail with 20x Pied Wagtail, 2x Chiffchaff (GBr)