Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Day 2013

Happy New Year to you all and we hope you all have a good first day's birding in 2013

Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull and 3x Yellow-legged Gull in the roost (JA, AA)

Westport Lake
Female Scaup still, plus Green Woodpecker, 2x Kingfisher & Goosander (NJS, CJW, GAS)

Silverdale / Keele
Caspian Gull 1st winter still this morning at Walley's landfill (NP)

Goldeneye pair, 7x Teal, 2x Willow Tit (SG)

Branston GPs
Little Egret, Water Rail, 69x Lapwing, 13x Shelduck, 32x Gadwell, 20x Pochard, 100x Wigeon, Teal, 5x Little Grebe, GBB Gull, Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, 3x Jay, Redpoll, 4x Bullfinch, Stock Dove, 60x Fieldfare, 10x Redwing (JW)

2x Chiffchaff at the sewage works this afternoon (GB)

24x Snipe, Kingfisher 17x Mandarin (site record), Green Woodpecker, 3x Bullfinch, 34x Lapwing, 3-4 Green Sandpiper on floods between Ingestre and Weston on Trent, 2x Goosander, Tawny Owl (heard at 03:00), 9x Grey Heron (RCB. IDB)

Doxey Marsh
Shelduck  one present this afternoon (SP)

5x Goldcrest, 2x Redpoll, 4x Siskin (TE)

Uttoxeter Quarry
42x Common Gull, 11x Goosander, 6x Egyptian Geese (AB)

Wetley Moor
3x Brambling at the end of Washerwall Lane also 2x Raven over and 3x Reed Bunting (RB)

Hatherton Reservoir
Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Little Grebe (SB)

Mandarin pair and 2x Willow Tit (SS)

Pair of Mandarins at Tittesworth by Steve Seal

Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit and a Raven over (SS)

Trent Washlands
Yellow-legged Gull adult, 5x Herring Gull, 20x Teal, 12x Wigeon, Kingfisher, Fieldfare (AJ)

Radial Park-.Boothen- R Trent
2x Peregrine, 2x Kestrel, 2x Grey Wagtail, Greenfinches, Bullfinches, Redwings, Mistle Thrush (AS)

Biddulph Moor
Peregrine, 27x Fieldfare, 12x Redwing (SS)

Marshes Hill
42x Fieldfare over (SS)

Himley Hall Great Lake
Imm/fem Goldeneye, Grey Wagtail (KW)

Goldeneye at Himley Hall by Kevin Wardlaw

Baggeridge CP
Little Grebe on Spring Pool (KW)

Alrewas GPs (10:30-11:20)
150x Wigeon, 2x Chiffchaff (SC)

Whitemoor Haye (12:00 -14:20)
13x Cormorant, 41x Wigeon, 2x Goldcrest, 6x Tree Sparrow, c300 Golden Plover, Little Owl, 4x Skylark, Jay. (SC)

National Aboretum
Brambling (SC)