Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thursday 29th November 2012

Pool Hall Fisheries
NO SIGN of imm Great Northern Diver at 09:00hrs.....JG

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Egret, 3x Scaup (1st winter male, fem & Imm), 8x Common Scoter (fem/imm)..............GJM, MPR

Belvide Resv (permit holders only)
Cetti’s Warbler showing in scrub by the West End Hide and then later roosted in front of the Gazebo hide. Also a drake Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, at least 8 Water Rail were calling between the Gazebo and south east bays, 2x Lesser Redpoll and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls were noted.....Belvide Blog

Juv Great Northern Diver on the Swag still. Adult Iceland Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 90 GBBG in the roost....PH

Lichfield - 30+ at Europa Way at 08:00hrs...@WildlifePhotog2 
Silverdale CP (Blackbank) - Waxwings heard flying over S at 07:40....NP
Westport Lake heard flying over at 08:00....NJS
Stafford - 12 -at Highfield Grove at 09:00hrs...@sleightyone
Stoke-on-Trent - Four feeding in the trees in Whieldon Rd (Fenton), although chased off by Mistle Thrushes..TR.....3 feeding on berries tree at 8.30am today in Heron Cross Stoke on Trent...PG
Stoke-on-Trent -  3 by Fletcher Road and south terrace early morning....Rob Gilbert
Radial Park - 4 along canal path.....Rob Gilbert
Stoke on Trent - 10 in cemetary on Lonsdale St early afternoon.......Birdguides
Lichfield - 50+ at Nether Stowe on Eastern Avenue.....Birdguides
Lichfield - 54 but mobile between rear of Norgren Social club viewed from Enotts social club and Eastern Av.......SC.
Dosthill - 28 on Ascot Drive.....per JH.

Westport Lake
Waxwing heard flying over, also fem Mandarin, two drk Goosander, drk Goldeneye, 7x Pochard, 30x Tufted Duck, 6x Fieldfare over, Cormorant on main lake briefly, a Common Gull and a Herring Gull...NJS

Goldeneye at Westport by Graham Allbutt

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Goldeneye, Pochard, 1x Barnacle Goose, 6x Shoveler, 8x Goosander, 14x Snipe, 250x Lapwing, 26x Cormorant.....ST

Pair of Goosander,female Goldeneye and Peregrine 3pm...PT

Drayton Bassett Pits
1x Dunlin flying around the north pit, 1x Little Egret, 24x Snipe towards dusk and 2x Goosander north...JH

North Staffs Moors
3 male and 2 female Crossbill on the Roaches just south of the Trig Point.....RGM

Wetley Moor Common
Brambling at the end of the path of Washerwall Lane 11:00hrs.....MB

2x Lesser Redpoll, 10x Siskin, 1x Raven, 2x Jay, 1x Buzzard......ARa

Oakamoor - Churnet Valley
2x Jay, 1x Raven, 2x Dipper in Cotton Dell, Goosander on River Churnet....KK

In a garden this morning - Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Jay, 2x Jackdaw, 5x Pheasant, 12x Chaffinch, 25x House Sparrow......DSc

45x Siskin, 2x Buzzard, Redwing, 2x Great Spotted Woodpecker........TE.

Whitemoor Haye
32x Fieldfare, 6x Redwing, 2x Grey Heron, 3x Reed Bunting, 22x Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1500x Wood Pigeon, c1000 Lapwing/Golden Plover, 78x Mute Swan, 6x Tree Sparrow, Goldfinches, Linnets, Mipits, 10x Teal, 6x Mallard, Kingfisher, 57x Skylark, 24x House Sparrow(Sittles Farm), Shelduck........SC.

Upper Longdon
No sign of the Great Grey Shrike but Woodcock over and a Raven and Jay.......SC.
100c Redwing & Fieldfare......................PG.
Redwing at Croxall by Paul Gardner