Thursday, 9 April 2015

Thursday 9th April 2015

Belvide Res
The Osprey perched in tree at 06:50 then flew low NW at 07:15 also Ruff on the north shore. Female Velvet Scoter and drake Scaup still, Little Egret, 2x LRP, Dunlin, 2x Wheatear, 2x Willow Warbler, 4x Blackcap (@BelvideBirding)

Osprey today at Belvide by Steve Nuttall

Ring Ouzel between the mast paddocks and Palletstacks also Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear (NDP) - Ring Ouzel still in paddocks between the mast and cemetery late afternoon and Grasshopper Warbler reeling at 18:30hrs (IBu)

Gailey Res
Whimbrel in field NW of sailing lake also Red Kite low SW over east end of fishing lake, 4x Oystercatcher, drake Teal, pr Gadwall, 104x Tufted Duck, 6x Little Grebe, 27x G C Grebe (@TheMoorehen). No further sign of Whimbrel early evening, but 1x Willow Warbler, 8x Gadwall, 2x Goldeneye, 11x Sand Martin, several Swallows (SR)

Whimbrel over north this morning also Oystercatcher

Drayton Bassett Pits
1x Whimbrel on North Pit 

2x Red Kite over NE at 13:00 (SB)

By Steve Brown

Branston Gravel Pits
Common Scoter on sandy pit, 10x Ruff, 18x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 7x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 3x Snipe, 18x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 2x Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Blackcap, 2x Raven, Swallow & c60 Sand Martin, also Comma, Jack Pike in ditch, numerous Alderflies & 2x Slender Groundhopper (JWo)

Common Scoter at Branston today by Jon Woodcock

Silverdale CP
2x Willow Warblers in song also Wheatear (BC LC ST)

Knypersley Resv
1x Blackcap, 24x Chiffchaff (GBr)

Blithfield Res
3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (JS)

Doxey Marshes
2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Little Egret, 2x Raven & 2x Shelduck (@martinggrant). Also Sedge Warbler on Tillington Flash at 18:40hrs, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 8x LRP flew over N, 9x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret, 3x Swallow, 3x Snipe (DSc)