Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday 16th November 2012

Drayton Bassett Pits
1w White-rumped Sandpiper on new workings by water pumpfrom 09-30hrs to 12-30hrs at least.....moving to North Pit from 14-15hrs to 15-00hrs at least with the three Dunlin later, also 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper. 3 Golden Plover over south with 18 Lapwing. 9 Goosander north at dusk.....JH et al

Staffordshire's 4th White-rumped Sandpiper at DBP today - NJS

Waxwings @
Burton - c20 in Tesco car park at 11.30.....AJ
Etruria / Octogon Retail -  27 by Burger King at 12:30 today...TR....and in Cavour St at 15-00hrs..NJS
Burton - c30 in Clarence St at 14.45, but mobile...AR
Stafford - Three briefly on Tollgate Ind Estate mid afternoon....Birdguides
Cheadle - Six on Leek Road at 08-00hrs....FC

Branston GP's
6x Ruff, 12x Curlew, 838x Golden Plover, Dunlin, 7x Snipe, c350x Lapwing, 13x Gadwall, 18x Wigeon, 14x Pochard, 5x Shoveler, GBBG, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Buzzard, 8x Little Grebe, 3x GC Grebe, c350x Starling.........JW

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, 28x Wigeon, 22x Teal, Goosander, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 25x Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30+Fieldfare, 70+ Redwing, 2x Reed Bunting....AJ

Silverdale CP
2x Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & 3w).....NP

Rudyard Lake
Mid day - 8 x Goosander (2 x drakes) and 2 x female Goldeneye and 2 Willow Tit north end, also 5 x Brambling along railway line with large Chaffinch flock....SS

Cannock Chase
10x Raven, 50 Fieldfare, 4x Willow Tit, 2x Green Woodpecker, 4x Jay, 10x Long-tailed Tit, 10x Goldcrest, 4x Nuthatch and 2x Mistle Thrush...FC

Old River Dove
13x Snipe, 8x Teal, Kingfisher, 100s of Fieldfares, Redwings, Chaffinches & Goldfinches...AJ

Barton Under Needwood (in garden)
Blackcap (female), 2x Reed Bunting........JW
Blackcap by JW
Longton Park, Stoke-on-Trent
2x Nuthatch, 2x Goldcrest and a Great Spotted Woodpecker....STU