Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday 25th January 2013

Wetley Moor

Yet again we have received a complaint. Yesterday a birder visited the site to find a photographer past the gate and standing less than 20ft away from the feeders. If you are this person then please refrain from going past the gate, it's winter, it's cold and with snow around the birds struggle for food, so if you are standing less than 20ft away it does not help the birds, never mind ruining the enjoyment for everyone else.
We will continue indefinitely with a ban on any photo's from this site or any news being released, apologies to all photographer out there who do it right, but unfortunately the minority are ruining it for everyone else.


Peregrine by Dave Kelsall

Belvide Resv (permit holders only)
1w drk Smew at west end this afternoon.

Between Fradley and Orgreave
A Bewick's Swan with 106 Mute Swans. (SC)

Bewick's Swan near to Fradley today - Stuart Collins

Silverdale CP
2x Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & near adult), on the Void at 11.00 (Birdnet)

Doxey Marshes
3x Water Pipit (Birdnet)

Whitemoor Haye
Redshank, Snipe, Golden Plover, female Merlin, Peregrine, Little Owl, 3x Buzzard, Cormorant, 46x Wigeon, 4x Gadwell, 6x Tufted Duck, 2x Grey Heron (SC)

Westport Lake
1w Yellow-legged Gull and Great Black-backed Gull this morning, plus 3x Goosander (JJ)

Swallow Moss
50+ Reed Buntings, 5x Red Grouse (DN)

Blythe Bridge-Caverswall
Willow Tit, 3x Bullfinch, Buzzard, 2x Jay, 2x Redwing, (ARa)

Alton farmland
3x Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Tawny Owl, Woodcock, 2x Bullfinch (TE)