Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thursday 17th January 2013

Help Needed - We are hoping you guy's can help us out with providing more sightings from places like Blithfield, Chasewater & Aqualate, we receive sightings from all over Staffordshire on a regular basis, but these three birding hotspot's seem to be low on reports, yet over a week we are sure that a lot of birders visit these sites, so if any of you visit over the coming weeks please provide your sightings, it will be much appreciated.


12 Waxwing on Style Cop Road, Rugeley in road side trees at 1.30 today. Between cemetery and A460 at SK038163 (DFr)

Waxwing by Dave Freeman

Branston GP's
Merlin (female – Small Meadows Farm), 2x Buzzard, 3x Raven, 7x Snipe, c200x Lapwing, 8x Goldcrest, 3x Reed Bunting, 5x Bullfinch, 2x RL Partridge, c250x Woodpigeon, Water Rail, 10x Shelduck, 108x Wigeon, 65x Gadwall, 13x Pochard, c150x Teal, 4x GC Grebe, 2x Little Grebe, 6x GBBG (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin hunting over fields (SCo)

Westport Lake
12x Teal, Goosander, 6x Siskin, 3x Goldeneye, 11x Pochard & 44x Lapwing (PLu)

Dosthill NR
Cetti's Warbler and 90x Redpoll. On the river Redshank, Green Sandpiper and 5x Goosander.(JH)

Park Hall Lake
5x Goosander & a Canlag (SFe)

River Sow, Milford
159  Wigeon, 17 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck (JHo)

Tunstall Park
2x Little Grebe, 2x Tufted Duck & 2x Goldcrest (GAl)