Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sunday 30 December 2012

Chasewater Res
3x Caspian Gulls (two adults and a 3w) in roost this evening plus a probable 2nd winter Glaucous Gull,  adult Iceland Gull, ad Med Gull and 10x Yellow-legged Gulls (five adults, three 3w, two 2w) (JA)

Belvide Resv (permit holders only)
Cetti’s Warbler (by the West End Hide), 6x Yellow-legged Gulls roosted this evening. Also 2x Goosander, 130x Wigeon, 1x Pintail, 100x Pochard, 20x Siskin, 2x Brambling (woodland feeding station) Belvide Blog

Single Waxwing on Bramley Close at 12.15 (Birdnet)

Silverdale CP
Barn Owl hunting at Waste Farm at 08:45 (JHu)

Westport Lake
Female Scaup still present this morning, plus drake Goosander & 13x Pochard (NJS, CJW)

Photo of the Scaup at Westport, taken by Michael Turner

Endon Sewage Works
Chiffchaff & Peregrine this morning (GB)

Hatherton Reservoir Cheslyn Hay.
2 Male Goosanders, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Jay and 2 Cormorant flew over (SB)

Croxall GP - 08.00 to 09.50
Several large flocks of Lapwing over, 175+ Mallard, 393+ Teal, 14x Redshank, 10x Goldeneye, 106x Pochard, 51+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Wigeon, 1x Goosander, 1x Shelduck, 2x Sparrowhawk, 2+ Goldcrest, 2x Lesser Redpoll (SC)

Field opposite National Arboretum entrance - 09.55 to 10.05
250+ Lapwing, 200+ Golden Plover, 1x Ruff (SC)

Whitemoor Haye - 10.10 to 12.30Several large flocks of Lapwing, 81x Wigeon, 300+ Golden Plover, 8x Cormorant, 10x Mute Swan, 1+ Goldcrest, 2x Reed Bunting, 1x Little Owl, 1x Tree Sparrow, 250+ Linnet, many Fieldfare & Redwing, 15+ Pied Wagtail (SC)

Branston GP - 13.15 to 15.30 6 Cormorant, 59+ Tufted Duck, 99+ Teal, 19+ Pochard, 24+ Gadwall, 1x Little Egret, 12x Curlew, 4x Great Black-backed Gulls, 2x Herring Gulls, 40+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 12x Shelduck, 2+ Goldcrest (SC)

Tunstall Park
10x Goosander & 2x Little Grebe, no further sign this afternoon (GA, CJW)

7x Wigeon, 3x Common Gull (JHu)