Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Nick Smith - as most of you are aware, Nick has been rather unwell recently, the good news is that he will be released from hospital tomorrow, and I'm sure you join with us in wishing him a speedy recovery and look forward to having back behind his computer doing his usual sterling job in the running of this blog, Get well soon mate.

Drayton Bassett Pits
White-rumped Sandpiper still on North pit to 15:15 at least, view only from path west of the pits by the canal, do not cross any ditches or barriers. Wellingtons recommended, also probable Water Pipit flew over North Pit........PH, NB.

White-rumped Sandpiper at Drayton Bassett by Hughie King

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch one still on Tackeroo car park just 100yards towards Rugely also 4x Waxwing close by, approach from Rugeley and take track on right just before the car park.......
also the Great Grey Shrike was showing well at 2.30pm on the clear fell off Startley Lane, Upper Longdon, on the chase..............RS

Newton Solney
Great White Egret still in the area but possibly in Derbyshire this morning.......Birdguides

Stonydelph Lake
Pintail still access from Halton Lea off Fossdale Road........PP.

Stoke on Trent
30x Waxwing still at the Octagon centre this morning......PL.

Burton on Trent
30+ Waxwing on Wetmore Road near Fitness First......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Waxwing one in Gazebo Bay at mid day, also 18x Golden Plover........Belvide Blog

Waxwing at Belvide today by Roger Gibb

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit one still also 100x Teal, 50x Fieldfare, 30x Redwing, 40x Snipe, 6x Shoveller, 6x Goosander, 15x Greenfinch, 15x Long-tailed Tit.......FC.

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, 37x Wigeon, 22x Teal, 3x Kingfisher, 3x Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail & 40+ Long-tailed Tit.............AJ.

                                      Great Grey Shrike at Upper Longdon by Terry Eyre