Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Radford Meadows Stafford
Green-winged Teal still at 07:00 on far scrape SW of the canal before flying to Rickerscote marsh/pool also 3x LR Plover, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat (RSw)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands (TVB)

Whitemoor Haye
Avocet this evening, also Little Gull still present & White Wagtail (@TameBirding)
also Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, possible Channel Wagtail, c20 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear & Common Tern (JWo)
also Sedge Warbler, 5x Tree Sparrow & 10x Yellowhammer (SCo)
Med Gull, 5x Wheatear, Peregrine (SRo)

Record shot of the Avocet by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
Velvet Scoter, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 6x Little Ringed Plover & 6x Common Tern (BB)

2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, 8x Ringed Plover, c14 Little Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, c3 Whitethroat & 2x Sedge Warbler (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pit
Lesser Whitethroat, c5 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 5x Reed Warbler, 4x Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 7x Redshank, Oystercatcher, Common Tern, 31x Shelduck, 22x Gadwall, Tawny Owl & Green Tiger Beetle (JWo)

Alrewas Arbouretum
Grasshopper Warbler still just outside entrance (SCo)

Coombes Valley RSPB
Whitethroat, 2x Redstart, 6x Pied Flycatcher & 2x Kestrel (AMa)

Chatterley Valley
Sedge Warbler at Ford Green this morning (JJ)

Drake Mandarin upstream of the weir (KK)

Silverdale CP
LR Plover and Grasshopper Warbler (BC LC) - 2x Whinchat, 2x Whitethroat, 2x Linnet, 4x Lapwing (SGM)

Cannock Chase
Sherbrook Valley area, 2x Cuckoo, 2x Hobby, several Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker & Great Spotted Woodpecker (IWo)
also Short-eared Owl at south end at 19.00 plus 2x Stonechat (DCo)
Common Tern, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 11x LR Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 3x Sedge Warbler (IW)

i54, Coven Heath
2x LRP (MF)

Brown Lees
Swift (NH)

Gailey Res
Tawny Owl still present (SCo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Ruff, Redshank, 4x LR Plover, 3x Common Sandpiper (SRo)

Blithfield Res
Greenshank still Blithe Bay, 4x Common Tern (SRo)