Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sunday 31st May 2015

Today we received the sad news that Eric Phillips has passed away. A familiar face to local birders either when birding locally or nationally, Eric will be sadly missed by a great many. RIP EGP.

Steve Nuttall has written a great tribute to Eric on his Belvide blog

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Sanderling, 2x Ringed Plover, Dunlin & Curlew (RPo)

Blithfield Res
4x Turnstone & 13x Sanderling in Portfields Bay at 15.20, also 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Oystercatcher & 2x Yellow Wagtail (SE, HF)

Sanderling by Steve Edwards
Belvide Res
No sign of Black-necked Grebe this morning but Greenshank & Black-tailed Godwit present (BB)

Doxey Marshes
Black-tailed Godwit present from main hide (StPe)

Whitemoor Haye
Grasshopper Warbler reeling today (SCo)

Tittesworth Res
Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Common Sandpiper & 2x Common Tern (DEv)