Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tuesday 9 October 2012

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8x Jay over high up, Sparrowhawk, 4x Mistle Thrush & 25x Canada Geese also
5x Tawny Owl calling this evening.............TE

Bullfinch with a Bumblefoot Nr Dimmingdale by Terry Eyre

Osprey flew over to the south 0940.....GB

Male Crossbill flew over garden......DS

Berryhill (visible migration 07:20-10:05)
545x Meadow Pipit, c220 Golden Plover, 79x Alba Wagtail, 32x Redwing, 19x Siskin, 19x Skylark, 3x Cormorant, 2x Brambling, 4x Redpoll, 2x Greenfinch, 12x Linnet, 86x Chaffinch,5x Swallow, 12x Jay aso Tawny Owl, Little Owl......RT.KH.

Blackbank (visible migration 07:15-11:05)
587x Meadow Pipit, 991x Wood Pigeon, 329 Jackdaw, 21x Redwing, 42x Siskin, 25x Redpoll, 22x Greenfinch, 16x Linnet, 2x Brambling, Crossbill, 25x Chaffinch, 15x Alba Wagtail, 5x Skylark, 5x Jay, Snipe........NP.

3x Shoveler, 38x Little Grebe, drake Pochard, drake Gadwall, 39x Tufted Duck, 1x Siskin, 2x Chiffchaff............IM

Belvide Resv
A different 1w drake Scaup new in today. Also 6x Pintail, adult Peregrine, 40+ Snipe were on the north shore, 1x Blackcap and 3x Chiffchaff ......Belvide Blog

1w drake Scaup at Belvide today. Picture by Steve Nuttall

Drayton Bassett Pits
A Rock Pipit flew from Fisher's mill scrapes to DBP North pit. Also 31x SnipeLittle Egret, min of 50 Lapwing, 52 Wigeon and a Ruddy Darter seen west of the north pit.......JH

Wetley Moor
5x Swallow, 80x Meadow Pipit, Siskin, Chiffchaff......PAD

Rough Close Common
1x Green Woodpecker, 1x Stonechat, 3x Jay.....ARa.

The Roaches
3x Stonechat, 3x Red Grouse, 7x Meadow Pipit.......DB.

Trent Washlands
3x Fieldfare, 2x Little Egret, Kingfisher, 19x Gadwall, 16x Teal, 7x Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & 2x Great Spotted Woodpecker.............AJ

Cannock Chase
250x Pink-footed Geese over Takeroo area this morning also Redwing, Willow Tit and several Goldcrests......RBr.