For the seven years that I've lived in the area, I've always noticed a gravel pit when I drive on the A50 flyover at Uttoxeter. Thanks to some info on Bird Forum regarding access to the quarry I paid my first visit there today.
I didn't stay for too long as some rather angry looking clouds were on the way. But I managed to find a Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Goosander, done well for them this weekend. Also a couple of Buzzard and a singing Skylark. I'll definitely be paying more attention to this area in future.
Then just a quick look at Croxden Quarry when the rain stopped. The pair of Ruddy Shelduck are back, wonder where they went to.
And well done to the people of Ireland for getting Dustin off to Belgrade in May. The winning song in all it's glory, and to Dana's disgust, can be found here.