Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015

There has been an instance today at Branston GP of a photographer straying from the public footpath and walking along the track to get closer to the Great White Egret and managed to flush it in the process. This sort of behaviour appears to be on the increase in the county. We therefore would like everyone in the county who is involved with birdwatching, photography or anything else to abide by the BTO Birdwatchers Code of Conduct. Below is a copy to view. 

BTO Birdwatchers Code of Conduct 

Blithfield Res
Common Crane, Little Stint, Turnstone, 1st sum Caspian Gull, 4x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 11x Ringed Plover, 10x Dunlin, 13x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Yellow-legged Gull, 33x Barnacle Goose, Wheatear, 2x Raven (SE&HF et al)

Doxey Marshes
A Wryneck seen briefly perched in a tree before dropping into dense cover on the Isobel Trail cycle path this morning whilst carrying out a WeBs count (news via @ScottoftheMarsh)

Branston GPs
2x Great White Egret still at 15:45 (LW). Later 1x Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 11x Ruff, 14x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 3x Water Rail (juv), 7x Shoveler (JW).
Please keep to the public footpaths that run through the site and avoid if possible visiting during the pit working times. The site is monitored and security patrol the area frequently and will remove anyone who strays from the paths.

Great White Egret at Branston GP by JW

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Scoter, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, 3x Wigeon, 29x Teal, 4x Siskin (RPo)

Brookleys Lake
140x Mandarin this afternoon (RPo)

Garganey at far end of the Mere (IGr)

Otherton Paddocks
3x Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll (SRi)

Greenshank over the Mere at 09:30 (DBa)

Hobby, 2x Siskin, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat (PAD)

Hobby (MFo)

Endon SW
2x Hobby, 1x juv Yellow Wagtail, 7x Pied Wagtail, 3x Grey Wagtail, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2x Blackcap (GBr)

7x Whinchat, Stonechat, 4x Redstart, 3x Wheatear, 3x Tree Pipit, 37x Siskin, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Lesser Redpoll, 2x Snipe, 6x Whitethroat (RT NDP)