Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday 3 December 2012

Tittesworth Res
Great Northern Diver still off the point beyond the visitor centre early morning......SG.

Photos of the Tittesworth GND. Taken today by Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (permit holders only)
Jack Snipe on the north shore this afternoon. The Scandinavian Chiffchaff appeared again showing well along the west lane. Also 180 Golden Plover flew over to the west, drake Pintail was still present also 2 Little Grebe and two adult Yellow-legged Gulls roosted this evening.....Belvide Resv

Branston GP's
1x Little Egret, 15x Gadwall, 100x Teal, 14x Wigeon, 37x Pochard, 5x Shelduck, Peregrine, 12x Curlew, 170x Lapwing, Snipe, 30x Redwing, 10x Fieldfare, Siskin, Redpoll, 2x Bullfinches, 2x Reed Bunting and the very pale immature Buzzard.....DSc

Lichfield-30. at Eastern Way/Gilbert Road 12:30hrs....Birdguides
Burton-10- at Clarence St at 07:50.......AJ.
Lichfield -13- on Cappers Lane near Terry Turner Autos........ADR.
Chesterton - No sign any at 15:00hrs behind bookmakers...DSe
Stafford - 13 flew over Tollgate Industrial Park at 08:50hrs...RSt
Stafford - now 15 at Cornwall Drive, near the junction with Baswich Lane on T.V aerials at 3.40pm...RSw

Swallows Mire-Shugborough(just inside Milford entrance)
8x Mallard, 8x Tufted Duck, 4x Goosander, 3x Wigeon, 2x Shoveller, 2x Teal, 3x Cormorant, 19x Canada Geese......JHt.

Silverdale CP
5x Goosander (4m 1f) and 2x Raven at 14:45hrs....PRC
30x Siskin in a stand of Birch on the north bank of the Churnet at 08:10........KK

Westport Lake
Mandarin female present........MN.

Mandarin at Westport by Mike Neate
Radial Park
200+ Starlings going to roost in the reed bed by Sainsburys distrubution centre, 1x Sparrowhawk, 2x Snipe, 10x Bullfinches......RGi

Rudyard Lake
North End.....Kingfisher , 4 x Willow Tit , 2 x Brambling , 7 x Siskin , 11 x Lesser Redpoll and several vocal Nuthatch (photo below)....SS