Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday 27th January 2013

Doxey Marshes
Redhead Smew on Cresswell Pool at 10:30 (DFo)

Smew at Doxey Marshes by Dave Fowler

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike again in the clearfell area south of Startley Lane

Aqualate Mere
Bittern flew in front of hide at 11.30am, Peregrine, Raven x 2, Willow Tit x 2 & Wigeon x 150+ (RSw)

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
An adult Mediterranean Gull in partial summer plumage roosted also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls roosted. The Cetti’s Warbler was again seen, 4 Brambling were at the woodland feeding station Belvide Blog

16 Waxwings in Durham Drive this afternoon

Waxwings in Rugeley by Chris Blackburn

Tittesworth Res
Jack Snipe from the East hide this morning also Common Snipe, 103x Wigeon, 53x Tufted Duck, 51x Teal, 8x Pochard, 15x Goosander (SGi)
***Tittesworth Res 2011 Bird Report now available from the shop £3.50***

Trent Washlands
38x Teal, 9x Gadwall, 8x Wigeon, 5x Shoveler, female Sparrowhawk (seen taking a Redwing), 2x Lapwing (AJa)

Branston WP
c25 Siskin and c15 Lesser Redpoll in birch trees near canal (AJa). Also 2x Little Egret, 64x Wigeon, 140x Teal, 18x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, Peregrine, 13x Curlew (DSc)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 17x Shelduck, 137x Greylag Goose, c100 Teal, c90 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14x Herring Gull, 5x Great Black-backed Gull, Little Grebe (AJa)
NB - Great care needed when visiting due to extensive flooding. (I didn't attempt the walk from the sandy pit to the south pit due to the water levels on both the path and the road.)

Radial Park
4x Teal, 2x Yellowhammer, Peregrine, 2x Kingfisher (RGi)

JCB Pool, Rocester
1x Kingfisher (TDu)

Ipstones Edge
4x Bullfinch, Skylark over, Goosander over NW, (DP TE)

2x Golden Plover (DP TE)

Goldstich Moss
Raven (DP TE)

Merryton Low
10x Stock Dove (DP TE)