Monday, 31 August 2015

Monday 31st August 2015

Wryneck in coppice c150m NW of the 'Lapland Bunting' paddock also Pied Flycatcher 7x Redstart, 7x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x WhinchatTree Pipit, 7x Wheatear (NDP) - 7x Whinchat at the Lap Bunt Paddock at 15:00 (RT)

The Berryhill Wryneck by Dave Kelsall

By Rob Swift
Spotted Flycatcher at Berryhill by Rob Swift

Blithfield Res
111x Ringed Plover (largest Blithfield count ever is 166 on 23Aug1970 [GJM]), Knot, Sanderling, Garganey (GJM MPR) - Osprey and 2x Pintail Tad Bay, Peregrine Blithe Bay, Turnstone, Ruff, Whinchat Admaston Reach (RPo). Also 9x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 5x Greenshank, 4x Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Wheatear, Mediterranean Gull, 4x Little Egret (SE & HF)

Knot at Blithfield today
Croxden Quarry
Spoonbill still on main lagoon from the viewpoint from 07:35 to 1020 then flew off to SW during a pause in the rain

Spoonbill at Croxden Quarry
Belvide Res
53x Ringed Plover through at 09:10, Spotted Redshank to 15:30 only, juv Arctic Tern, Pintail. Final totals (courtesy of @WestMidBirdClub) - 58x Ringed Plover and LRP, Curlew Sandpiper thru, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Ruff, 5x Snipe, 3x Common Tern, Hobby, Siskin, Dunlin, Goldeneye.  

Spotted Redshank by Nigel Talbot

2x Dipper and 3x Kingfisher on the River Dove (TG)

Tittesworth Resv
1x Common Scoter, 4x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Common Sand, Little Egret

Cuckoo Bank
Ring-tail Hen Harrier, Corn Bunting, 2x Whinchat, 3x Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail. Good numbers of Whitethroat, Reed Warbler etc (@CWG_sightings)

3x Yellow Wagtail (JW)

Croxall along the River
14x Goosander, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (JW)

Goosander by Jon Woodcock