Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sunday 4th November 2012

Parkhall CP
Up to 12 Waxwings flew over golf course, Siskins, Yellowhammers, Golden Plovers....PS (Warden)

Belvide Resv
Cetti's Warbler again by Chappell Hide at 16-45hrs. Jack Snipe on north shore, adult Med Gull and four Yellow legged Gulls in the roost......SN

Black-necked Grebe on the fishing pool at 12-15hrs but no sign of the Scaup today......HK, SR

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in the clearfell south of Startley Lane from 1-15 to 2-30pm.......DA

The Upper Longdon Great Grey Shrike. Pic taken today by Dave Adams

Adult Iceland Gull in the roost, also 2x Caspian Gulls (adult and 2w), 4x Yellow-legged Gulls and an adult Med Gull.....Birdguides

Westport Lake
A Woodcock flushed from the reserve this morning.....NJS
also Green Woodpecker on old Gas Works...............PL.

North Staffs Moors
Male Hen Harrier 10-00hrs this morning down the valley behind the Winking Man flying towards Middle Hills, and Short-eared Owl 16-20hrs this afternoon hunting over both sides of the road at Middle Hills....BC & LC. Also Short-eared Owl just east of A53 at Flash 11-00hrs....

Short-eared Owl on the Moors (location witheld). Pic by BC
Silverdale CP
1x hybrid Caspian-type Gull, 2x Yellow-legged Gulls (an adult and 1st winter), 4x Common Gulls...PJ....also 2x 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gulls at 11-30.....DK

Churnet Valley-Alton-Oakamoor
150+ Siskin, 6x Redwing, 6x Goldcrest, 2x Grey Wagtail, 2x Heron.....TE