Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday 18th April 2016

Pair of Garganey on the dell reed bed pool at 08:10 and later on the scrape on and off all day until finally seen on a pool by the mast at 18:45 before flying back towards the scrape (RT et al)  -  Female Ring Ouzel flew north from the viewpoint also 21x Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail (RT NDP)

Mick Turner

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

Blithfield Res
3x Whimbrel over the causeway and a further 5x Whimbrel thru Blithe Bay (GJM). Also 2x Wheatear (S B)

Cannock Chase
3x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, Cuckoo (RBe)

Pendeford Hall Lane (north of Codsall)
Male Ring Ouzel still at 17:00 also 4x Wheatear, 4x White Wagtail (@gwrsv, JDu)

Osprey at 17:35hrs then flew SW

Uttoxeter Quarry
Osprey flew over north at 13:30pm

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Dunlin, Ruff, 11x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 19x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Water Rail, 33x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail & juvenile Peregrine (JWo)

Red Street, Newcastle under Lyme
No sign of any RING OUZELS this evening. (JMa)

Viz mig saw 5x Whimbrel over, 1x Ring Ouzel, 8x Golden Plover, 1x Red Kite (Stour)

7x Wheatear & Little Ringed Plover at Preston Hill (RAs)