Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday 17th November 2012

Drayton Bassett Pits
1w WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still on pit just south of North Pit at 09.35 and still present 13.45. Park at Middleton Hall. Wellingtons needed...... Also 5x Little Egrets, 2x Green Sandpipers, 2x Redshank, 10x Fieldfare, Linnet & Lesser Redpoll....RP, DSc et al

Black-necked Grebe still on fishing pool at 12.04pm (picture below by PJ).......Ad Med Gull at 15-00hrs on main sailing lake

Doxey Marshes
1x White-fronted Goose (on Doxey Pool), 1x Water Rail, 12x Goosander, 17x Snipe, 4x Shoveler, 1x Stonechat......AM

Westport Lake
1w drake Scaup still present......NJS

Blithfield Resv
14x Goldeneye, 40x Pochard, 9x Shoveler, 137x Wigeon....RP

Branston GP's
Dusk saw 1x Sparrowhawk and 1x Peregrine hunting, adult Yellow-legged Gull, c50 Herring Gulls, c50 Great B B Gulls, c1000 Lesser B B Gulls, c600 Black H Gulls, two Water Rail calling, 100x Lapwing, 12x Golden Plover, 12x Curlew, 8x Snipe, c100x Teal, Shelduck, 42x Wigeon, 9x Shoveler, 5x Gadwall, 12x Pochard, Buzzard, 4x Red-legged Partridge, Green Woodpecker, 25x Pied Wagtail, 15x Lesser Redpoll and 1x Little Owl....DSc

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Common Sand, 3x Green Sand, 25x Snipe, 1x Golden Plover, 13x Goosander, 12x Pochard, 25x Wigeon, 1x Shoveler, 22x Teal, 1x Ruddy Shelduck, 1x Willow Tit......RP

Trent Washlands
2x Waxwing, Little Egret, 12+ Wigeon, 14+ Teal, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 2x Little Grebe, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60+ Redwing, 4x Bullfinch.....AJ
Raven in flight over Branston Rd at 09.15 being mobbed by two Carrion Crows.....AJ

Rugeley - Two in Morrisons carpark 0820 .....GJM......Nine opposite magistrates court....14-30...55 on Bryans Lane between magistrates court and fire station.....
Uttoxeter - Seven 1ml north of Uttoxeter in oak by A522 opposite JCB factory at 11.45am....DSc
Lichfield - 50 by Gilbert Road 13:20hrs. Seven opposite Friary School, Eastern Ave 13-40hrs...JH
Burton-upon-Trent - 20+ outside the gym on Wetmore Road.....@lindosbay ......c35 in Clarence St from 13-45hrs.....AJ
Stoke-on-Trent - 30+ again this morning until 12:30 at least, Mecca Bingo side of Octogan retail Park.

A Waxwing at Mecca Bingo, Etruria by Chris Bromley

Tittesworth Resv
Nuthatch, 20x Snipe, 3x Pochard, 30+ Teal, 2x Common GullsSparrowhawk and 6x Wigeon.......IB....Also Brambling....CB

Stoneydelph Lakes
The Pintail again present today (picture below).......C O'C