Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday 11th January 2013

Newcastle -u -Lyme
1st winter Caspian Gull present again today at Walley's Landfill at the bottom of Keele Bank (NDP)

Stoke on Trent
17x Waxwing at Sideway by the Incinerator roundabout  Junc (A500/A50) at 12.38 (SJ886434) (Birdnet)
Still 18x Waxwing at Sideway, by roundabout by Sainsburys distribution centre at 13.00 (BCa)

36x Waxwing at Mile Oak, midway along Allton Ave at 12.25 (Birdnet)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
2x 2nd winter Med Gulls off the dam this afternoon (RBr)

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike in clearfell south of Startley Lane, Longdon at 13.30 (JGH)

Branston GP's
2x Ruff, 12x Curlew, 150+ Lapwing, 18x Golden Plover, 16x Shelduck, 42x Gadwall, 123x Wigeon, 4x Pochard, 2x GC Grebe, Little Grebe, 60+ GBBG, Peregrine, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker (JWo)

Belvide Res
A single Waxwing was feeding on rose hips just south of the Chappell hide this afternoon. 2 Jack Snipe were on the north shore. The 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull roosted again this evening. At least 6 Brambling were at the woodland feeders and a single Siskin was by the Gazebo hide. 1 Shelduck was noted.

A reminder that there is a work party this Sunday. Please meet at the Scott hide at 9.30am if you can spare a few hours.Belvide Blog

Croxall NR
20+ Teal, 5x Redshank. Wigeon, Little Egret, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk & 15 Golden Plover on field opp Arboretum (RAs)

Wetley Moor
12 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting & 10+ Brambling at 11.00 (RBu)

Knypersley Res
40x Goosander on the pool area (NBo)

Tunstall Park
12x Goosander, 2x Little Grebe & 2x Goldcrest (GA)

Goldcrest at Tunstall Park by GA