Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday 23 November 2012

Great Northern Diver juvenile still on The Swag as Viewed from the railway causeway.........
Great Northern Diver at Chasewater by Andy Russell

Great Northern Diver at Chasewater by Nick Davies

Mermaid Pool- Blake Mere ( North staffs moors)
Snow Bunting still at 08:15 around the track near the pool approx 700 metres north of the Inn on the left side of the road........NMcl.
Now 2x Snow Buntings at 14:30 around the track near the pool ........SS.DP.NJS.

**PLEASE NOTE** We've been asked to point out please do not to park on track to the side of the pool or drive up it. Also please do not to walk over heather area to the right of the full length of track as the Snow Buntings use that part of the moor as well as track. Disturbance not an issue currently but it could be if things get out of hand. Birds are feeding along track or at the end so need to use common sense and keep a distance.

Mermaid Snow Buntings by Ann Pallas-Bentley

Mermaid Snow Buntings by Terry Eyre
Blithfield Res (permit only)
Great Northern Diver one off the dam this morning.......

Silverdale CP
Black Bank - Waxwing over sw, 3x Goosander over south, 4x Pink-footed Geese and 4300x Wood Pigeon over including a flock of 1900.......NP...
The Void - 6x Goosander and Kingfisher...DK
The Void - 31x Waxwing flew over west late afternoon also 3rd winter YL Gull........ST.

Goosander at the Void by DK

Westport Lake
1st winter drake Scaup still.......

Doxey Marsh
10x Waxwing flew over M6 towards Cresswell at 12:10......

Parkhall CP
2x Willow Tit and c25 Siskin........STU.

Raven, 17x Siskin over a Cheddleton garden also Sparrowhawk and Goldcrest.......DS.

Cheadle Brookhouses
6x Raven, 6x Redpoll, 2x Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2x Willow Tit, 4x Nuthatch, 10x Long-tailed Tit, 4x Buzzard, 2x Jay, Little Owl.......FC.

Stallington - Meir Heath
Yellowhammer, 7x Redwing, 24x Fieldfare, 2x Kestrel, Jay, 2x Mistle Thrush, 2x Goldfinch, Buzzard, 2x Pied Wagtail....... ARa.

Waxwings still a small flock by the Royal Mail building in Cappers Lane........SW.