Saturday, 12 January 2013

Saturday 12th January 2012

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane this morning (JJH BM)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Ten Brent Geese at the deep end (ESC, TH). Dam: One adult Med Gull at 11am, then flew south. (RPo)
Tad Bay: 141 Wigeon, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler. (RPo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 13x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 18x Pochard, 13x Wigeon, 13x Teal, 1x Gadwall, 3x Common Gull. (RPo)

Overwintering Common Sandpiper at Uttoxeter Quarry today. Photo by Richard Powell

2w Glaucous Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull, four (3 ad's + 2w) Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost tonight.

1w Caspian Gull again at Walley's landfill site this afternoon plus two Yellow-legged Gulls (NDP, PJ, PL)

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
Adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2w Med Gull in the roost.

42x Waxwing in Catherine Street Maybank at 09:00. 11x Waxwing at Springfields Road/Newcastle lane Junction early afternoon.

4x Waxwing in garden on Eton Road at 11:30 (POr)

Between Rugeley Trent Valley and Colton village
42 Waxwings in hedges on public footpath between Rugeley Trent Valley and Colton village 14:30 - 15:30 (RWi)
Waxwings today by Colton village. Taken by Ruth Williams

Whitemoor Haye
Female Merlin during the day plus 33x Yellowhammer late afternoon (NJS, CJW, MY et al)

Trent Washlands
2x Little Egret, Goosander, 11x Gadwell, 5x Wigeon, 16x Teal, 4x Tufted Duck, 3x Little Grebe, 2x Cormorant, 4x Goldcrest (AJ)

Branston Bridge-Tattenhall
Oystercatcher, Grey Partridge, Sparrowhawk, 2x Kestrel, 2x Lesser Redpoll, 2x Reed Bunting, 3x Bullfinch, large flocks of Fieldfare, Redwing, Linnets (AJ)

Baggeridge CP
Peregrine on brickworks chimney also c60 Siskin in alders around Bag Pool (DB)

Endon Sewage Works
2x Chiffchaff still this morning (NJS CJW)

Swallow Moss
12x Red Grouse, 4x Buzzard, 52x Redwing (SS)

Red Grouse in flight at Swallow Moss - by Steve Seal

3x Tufted Duck, 1x Bullfinch, 1x Jay (TE)

Stallington- Meir Heath
40x Fieldfare, 4x Stock Dove, 10x Lapwing, Buzzard (ARa)

Ipstones Edge
2x Kestrel, 53x Fieldfare, Redwing (DP)

Swineholes Wood
c500 Crows flew in to roost (DP)

Lower Elkstone
c200 mixed flock Fieldfare/Starling (DP)