Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday 23rd December 2012

Penn, Wolverhampton, West Mids
13x Waxwing again on Enville Road - picture below (DP, KW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Pink-footed Geese still, 26x Goosander, 94x Wigeon, 124 Teal, 4x Pochard, 2x Gadwell, 600x Lapwing, 2x Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3x Raven, Ruddy Shelduck (RP)

Iceland Gull adult in the roost also adult Caspian Gull and 5x Yellow-legged Gull, 3 adults & two 2nd winter (JA)

Female Scaup still, 11x Goosander, 54x Tufted Duck, 6x Pochard, also female Mandarin and 2x drake Goldeneye (NJS, SS). An adult Yellow-legged Gull at 14:15hrs (PLo)

The Westport female Scaup by Steve Seal

Chiffchaff at the sewage works (GB)

Poolfields - Newcastle
Iceland Gull 1W or (2W) in playing fields between St Pauls Road and Silverdale Road near the old Half Way House (NP)

Branston GP's (15:00 - 16:30)
(High water level due to flooding) 1x Goldeneye, 15x Pochard, 1x Little Egret, 6x Gadwall, 4x Wigeon, 5x Shelduck, 1x Peregrine, 4x Snipe, 12x Curlew, 3x Herring Gulls, Redpoll (DSc)

Branston WP
2x Little Grebe, 2x Great C Grebe, Treecreeper (DSc)

Silverdale CP
Barn Owl  one between the Waste Farm and the Void at 15:18 (JHu)

Cheadle - Turners Pasture
35x Goldfinch, Fieldfare, 4x Bullfinch, 25x Starling, 4x Collared Dove, 7x BH Gull, 2x Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (DP)

Tunstall Park
10x Goosander this morning (GA)

Goosander at Tunstall Park br Graham Allbutt

Bateswood CP4x Wigeon & 20x Common Gulls (JH)

Peregrine male over Daisy Bank this morning (JL)

Five Ravens over Rakeway Wood, this morning(AB)

Alton - Denstone
250+ Siskin with a few Redpoll feeding on Alders, 6x Mistle Thrush, 2x Raven, 8x Pied Wagtail, 4x Grey Heron, 30x Long Tailed Tits, Treecreeper (TE)

Middle Hills (North Staffs Moors)
Short-eared Owl one at 15:20 (DA)

Short-eared Owl at Middle Hills by Dave Adams

Blythe Bridge - CaverswallNuthatch, 50x Starling, Buzzard, 2x Mistle Thrush, 18x Fieldfare, 26x Redwing, 24x Meadow Pipit, 21x Pied Wagtail, 2x Willow Tit (ARa)

Cheddleton to Consall
One Raven (DSc)