Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday 17th December 2012

Westport Lake
Fem Scaup, fem Goosander, 26x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, a Little Grebe, 2x Raven, 22x Lesser BB Gull, 7x Herring Gulls.....NJS

Silverdale CP
A new 2w Caspian Gull found today on the Void...1w Iceland Gull plus probable 1w Caspian Gull over landfill site bottom of Keele Bank/Cemetery Rd 15:30hrs...ST

2nd winter Caspian Gull at the Void. Picture by N Pomiankowski 

Stoke-on-Trent - 20 over Etruria 10:45hrs.....NJS
Miles Green/Halmerend Five in a bush alongside Heathcote Road at 0918 SJ801492...JH

Tittesworth Resv
Male and female Mandarin by feeders.....PAl

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Ruff, 12x Curlew, 511x Lapwing, 2x LBBG, 5x Shelduck, 19x Pochard, 55x Wigeon, 29x Gadwall, 3x Little Egret, 3x Little Grebe, 3x GC Grebe, GS  Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.....JW

Hixon Airfield
64 Golden Plovers at midday plus 8 Ravens over....RBr

Hanley Forest Park
5x Goosander on the lake 14:00hrs.......NGr

Mossfield Pool - Adderley Green
Drake Common Scoter at 12.30 today...............LS.......disturbed by dog walker at 15:35 and flew over Berryhill then came back in at 15:45, still present at dusk.......RT.

Common Scoter at Mossfield by Lynn Staley

Whitemoor Haye
08.50 to 11.30 - 2x Grey Heron, 4x Cormorant, 364x Lapwing, 33x Wigeon, 2x Great Crested Grebe, 9x Tufted Duck, several Reed Bunting, Goldfinch & Linnet, 70+ Golden Plover, 40+ Skylarks, 15+ Meadow Pipits, 4x Goldcrests in Long-tailed Tit flock, 2x singing Corn Buntings, several Yellowammer, many Chaffinch and a single Brambling in and around old pig field with caravan, 2x Little Owl, 30+ Fieldfare, several Redwing, a few Tree Sparrow, 1 female Merlin, 52x Mute Swan.....SC

Fradley Junction to Orgreave, 11.45 to 12.00
95 Mute Swans......SC

Walking between Blythe Bridge and Caverswall
40x Fieldfare, 24x Redwing, 36x Meadow Pipit.....ARa