Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Belvide Res
Osprey in a tree west end at 09:18, immature male Goshawk through at 13:50, also Ruff and the female Velvet Scoter and drake Scaup still and singing Willow Warbler. Osprey again at West End having caught a fish and landed along West Lane 18:35hrs to 18:50hrs at least (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
12+ Little Grebe, 15x Gadwall, c50x Teal, 20x Shelduck, 4x Ruff, 10x LRP, 5x Ringed Plover, 12x Redshank, 14x Sand Martin, 2x Raven, Blackcap, 1x Green  Sandpiper. (DSc)

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel at The Void (LC BC)

Egyptian Goose again tonight plus 2x Goldeneye, Tawny Owl and 10+ Swallows (SR)

Tree Pipit early morning, 2x Wheatear (RT NDP)

Westport Lake
Blackcap top pool this morning (DK). Also 7+ Mallard ducklings this afternoon. 

Cannock Chase
Stonechat, 2x Raven, 5x Yellowhammer. Also Slow Worm, 2x Common Lizard, Smooth Newt, 2x Green Tiger Beetle, 2x Slender Groundhopper (JW)
Male Wheatear in Sherbrook Valley......(RSw)

Toads spawning (JW)

Slender Groundhopper (JW)