Sunday, 12 July 2015

Sunday 12th July 2015

Chatterley Whitfield NR
1s male Red-footed Falcon still present this morning. Also juv Black Redstart still. 

Can visitors act responsibly on site and keep the good image that birders have in the area. Don't go through the gates at the top onto the industrial estate. Don't stand on the drive to the houses/farm. Also the bird was fed locusts yday to make it show better. Can photographers use field craft please or just zoom their lens up higher! The bird does show incredibly well with a small bit of patience. Enjoy the bird, show consideration and just act normally is all we ask.

Black Redstart by Graham Allbutt

By Steve Seal

Belvide Resv
Fem Wigeon plus one chick present. First breeding record for the county. (@BelvideBirding)
Red Kite over SW at 14:35 also summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit (JJH SH)

First breeding record for WMBC area. Photo by Steve Nuttall
 Uttoxeter Quarry
Adult Med Gull to 11:48, 7x Green Sandpiper, 8x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, LR Plover, 12x Common Tern, Shoveler, Shelduck, Hobby (RPo)

Med Gull by Richard Powell

Blithfield Res
61x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 15x Common Sandpiper, 3x Greenshank (GJM MPR)