Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sunday 13th January 2013

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
Red-necked Grebe from Scott hide this morning and still present this afternoon (first record since Sept 2006). Also 1w Caspian Gull, 3x Yellow-legged Gulls, 2w Med Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Little Owl, Jack Snipe, Water Rail, 6x Bramblings (SN, PJ et al)

Todays Red-necked Grebe at Belvide, by Steve Nuttall

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane this morning and still present early afternoon (Birdguides)

Alrewas GP.
59 Wigeon, 11 Tufted Duck, 21 Teal, Grey Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Snipe & 2 Shoveler (SCo)

National Arboretum
several Brambling with Chaffinch flocks, 600+ Redwing & 3 Goosander (SCo)

Croxall GP
3 Little Egret, 254 Teal, 6 Redshank, 96 Pochard, 74 Tufted Duck & 13+ Snipe (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
117 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 160+ Lapwing, 300+ Golden Plover, Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, 24 Mute Swan, 400+ Linnet & 1 Little Owl (SCo)
Male and female Merlin, 350+ Golden Plover, 2x Grey Partridge, 1x Red-legged Partridge, 3x Yellowhammer (MPi)

Westport Lake
1x Wigeon, 1x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 7x Herring Gull, 3x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker (NJS, GAS, BM)

Parkhall Lake
Goosander 7 (ABa, NSN)

Blakehall Fishery
Goosander 2, Raven 2.(ABa, NSN)

Hales Hall
Goosander 3, Lesser Redpoll 4 on feeders by the dam.(ABa, NSN)

Croxden Quarry
Wigeon 6, nearby 2/3 Yellowhammers and 2 Bramblings at pheasant feeders.(ABa, NSN)

3 Tree Sparrows.(ABa, NSN)

Brookleys Lake
44 Mandarins.(ABa, NSN)

JCB Lakes
Goosander 14, Wigeon 3, Gadwall 3.(ABa, NSN)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Goosander 15, Teal 29, Wigeon 6 (ABa, NSN)

Deep Hayes Country Park
16 Goosander, c5 pairs Teal, flock of Siskin, Nuthatch & Coal Tit (WBi)

Bateswood CP
2m Goosander, 4 Common Gulls & c100 Lesser Redpoll (JHu)

Oakamoor area
70x Redwing, 20x Siskin, 2x Goldcrest (TE)

Seven Springs car park area
c100 mixed flock of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll (BR)

Cheddleton to Consall (Churnet Valley)
2x Raven, 6x Snipe, 38x Siskin, 2x Redpoll (DSc)

Near Windy Harbour/Ipstones Edge
29x Snipe and 30x Lapwing in field together (DP)

West of Shirley Common/Ipstones Edge
c100 flock of Fieldfare/Redwing (DP)

Loynton Moss
2x Raven, 6x Goldcrest (GH)