2nd winter Glaucous Gull again in roost also 2x 2nd winter Caspian Gull and a adult Med Gull.
Adult Caspian Gull on Whalley's Landfill at midday (NDP)
Belvide Resv (permit only)
2nd winter Glaucous Gull over west at 10:20
Water Pipit still at 10:22, also 1 Raven, 1 Woodcock, 43 Lapwing, 4 Snipe & 2 Skylark. (RSt)
Merlin perched in field this morning but no sign of the Bewick's Swan among 167 Mute Swans (GJM, NJS)
1x Continental Lesser B B Gull over, 43x Gadwall, 69x Wigeon, 14x Pochard, 2f Goldeneye, 2x Snipe, 19x Golden Plover, 5x Shelduck (NJS, GAS)
1 Pink-footed Goose, 13 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 20 Pochard, 47 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 2 Snipe, 1 Ruddy Shelduck (RPo)
Whitemoor Haye, 12.00 - 15.30
682 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 22 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 9 Cormorant, 1 Snipe, 4 Redpoll, 26 Lapwing, 171 Golden Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Owl & 8 Tree Sparrow (SCo).
Also male Merlin early afternoon (GJM)
Opposite National Arboretum entrance, 15.35 - 16.00
12 Lapwing, 30+ Golden Plover, 6 Redshank & 1 Sparrowhawk (SCo)
Goosander, 2x Tufted Duck, Grey Heron (MK)
Cheddleton to Consall (Churnet Valley)
3 pairs of Mandarin, 2x Goosander, Woodcock, Willow Tit, 3x Redpoll (DSc)