Ladywalk - Garganey(m) (P Casey) RSPB - 2 Turtle Dove "flying over field near canal bridge" (Simon Cull per Birdforum). Also Sanderling, Bar-Tailed Godwit, Garganey, 42 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper (G Williams, S Cull et al) Kingsbury - Garganey(m), Common Sandpiper Cliff Pool (S Cawthray) Shustoke - Hobby, 500 Swift (S Cawthray) Wishaw - Wheatear, Hobby Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
RSPB - Grey Plover 9.09am Jubilee Wetlands then flew towards North Pit and still present here in afternoon. Bar-Tailed Godwit North Pit still. Greenshank, Dunlin, 32 Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull(1st Sum), Barn Owl Jubilee Wetlands (per Staffs Birding, G Williams) Also report of Marsh Harrier(fem/imm) (per Staffs Birding)
RSPB - Pectoral Sandpiper still on North Pit 7pm at least (many Obs) Also 10+ Sanderling Jubilee Wetlands (7 early morning then flew North with another 3 at c8.30am). Bar-Tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin Jubilee Wetlands. Garganey North Pit (K Sargent et al) Also 9 Sanderling reported North Pit but no time given could be additional (per Birdguides)
This evening Bar-Tailed Godwit, Garganey(m), c20 Ringed Plover, Barn Owl Jubilee Wetlands. Mediterranean Gull (1st Sum) North Pit. No sign of any Sanderling or Dunlin (TP, J Allen, K Thorpe)
Please note the path up the west side of North Pit is closed until further notice due to disturbance to the nesting gulls (F Mosey)
RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER North Pit 7.45pm at least. Best viewed from Lookout hide (TP, J Allen et al) Also 2 Ruff (2 males Sum Plum) Jubilee Wetlands but flew off NE mid morning. Also Mediterranean Gull (1st sum) (D Hutton, A Archer) Ruff(fem) (F Mosey) Garganey in morning (P Gurney) 22+ Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail around reserve (J Allen, TP, A Archer, D Hutton et al)
RSPB - Turtle Dove Fisher's Mill late afternoon but not later ( per A Archer). Garganey(m) North Pit c8pm at least (TP et al) Teal, 3 Shoveler, 7 Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (TP) Wishaw - Wheatear Blindpit Lane (C Hiles)
Spotted Redshank, Turnstone and Wood Sandpiper - Dave Hutton
RSPB - Spotted Redshank (full sum plum), Wood Sandpiper and many Dunlin this morning Jubilee Wetland (D Hutton et al) Turnstone Jubilee Wetlands late morning (F Mosey et al) No further sign of Spotted Redshank since late morning but this evening Wood Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull (1st Sum) Jubilee Wetlands. 2 Turnstone, Pink-Footed Goose North Pit. Also 50+ Dunlin, 20+ Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper on site (TP)
Groups of Dunlin/Ringed Plover arriving and departing all day so true figures will be much higher (Many Obs)
Fergus has written a review of the all-dayer on 3rd May. See here.
RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling Jubilee Wetlands this morning (G Williams) This evening Wood Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling, 50+ Dunlin, 30+ Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands. Whinchat(m) by track to west screen. 3 Goosander(3m), Pink-Footed Goose North Pit. Barn Owl over river side. Hobby Silt Pool (TP, S Cawthray, S Pick)
RSPB - Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Bar-Tailed Godwit, 76 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Pink-Footed Goose, 4 Goosander, 2 Teal, Whinchat(m), Wheatear (G Williams, V Garvey et al) Additionally Little Stint, 105+ Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover, Barn Owl late evening (S Cawthray) The Little Stint is presumed to be a new bird as it wasn't seen until late evening.
Also Report of possible American Wigeon (1st Sum Male) North Pit (J Harris per S Haynes,V Garvey et al) EDIT: A picture here seems to rule out American Wigeon.
RSPB - 6 Black Tern Jubilee Wetlands this morning but not later (G Williams et al) Bar-Tailed Godwit 4.30pm at least North Pit (TP) Also Pink-Footed Goose, Goosander(m), 2 Teal(pr), Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 100+ Swift North Pit. Mediterranean Gull(1st Sum), 6 Dunlin, 24+ Ringed Plover Jubilee Wetlands (TP et al) Bar-Tailed Godwit relocated to Jubilee Wetlands late evening (S Pick)
RSPB - 19+ Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Mediterranean Gull(1st Sum) (D Hutton, TP et al) Greenshank early morning only (per D Hutton) 4 Goosander (4m) flew south along river (TP) Pink-Footed Goose again at North Pit (G Williams)
RSPB - Avocet commuting between Jubilee Wetlands and North Pit. Also Goosander(f), Teal(f), 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull(first-summer), 45 Swift, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Brambling (A Archer, N Shaikh, F Mosey, G Williams et al) 3 Whimbrel this evening Jubilee Wetlands 5.20-6.05pm then flew North (TP et al) Little Owl entrance track (S Pick)
93 species provisionally seen on reserve today - I will publish the full list if someone sends it to me!