Monday, 19 November 2012

Monday 19th November 2012

Drayton Bassett Pits
1w White-rumped Sandpiper still on pit south of the North pit 10-50hrs, also Long-tailed Duck still present although very mobile & c5 Little Egrets......CM

Westport Lake
Imm drake Scaup present......NJS
also 2x Pochard, 20x Tufted Duck, Common Gull, 2x Goldfinch,
3x Great Crested Grebe, 10x Long Tailed Tit..............AR

Belvide Resv
An adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls roosted this evening. A single Dunlin was on the north shore.Belvide Blog

***A notice that there will be a work party this Sunday. Meet at the Scott hide at 9.30am if you can lend a hand. Work planned, will be the clearing of both islands and any willow scrub at the west end. Wellingtons are recommended***

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 21x Herring Gull, 16x Great Black-backed Gull, 450+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, c1000x Black-headed Gull, 6x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 7x Snipe, Redshank, Dunlin, 251x Golden Plover, c200x Lapwing, 2x Shelduck, 22x Wigeon, c200x Teal, 14x Pochard, 12x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 4x Little Grebe, 2x Great Crested Grebe, 2x Buzzard, 2x Green Woodpecker, 20+ Blackbird (with black bills), 2x Skylark................JW

Branston Water Park
3x Pochard, Shelduck, Black Swan, 5x Wigeon, 7x Gadwall, 5x Little Grebe, 3x Great Crested Grebe..............JW.

Uttoxeter -  two still by JCB parts depot on A522, with 27 showing well by 12-35hrs ......Birdguides
Stoke-on-Trent - c20 still at Octagon retail Park this afternoon....Birdguides

Waxwing at Octagon Retail Park, Hanley by Chris Bromley

Bateswood Lake
11x Wigeon today...............LM.