Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in the clearfell south of Startley Lane 15:45hrs SK053143

Iceland Gull adult again in the roost also 3x adult Caspian Gull and 4x Yellow-legged Gulls

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
The Cetti’s Warbler was just south of the Chappell hide this afternoon. An adult Mediterranean Gull and two adult Yellow-legged Gulls roosted this evening. Three Brambling were at the woodland feeding station. The Water Rail continues to perform below the Scott hide. A Shoveler was new for the year also 109 Goldeneye were counted at dusk. (Belvide Blog)

Wilnecote, Tamworth
32x Waxwing on Island Tinkers Green from 09.00 - 09.25 (JHa)

Whitemoor Haye
51x Wigeon,12x Cormorant, c1500 Lapwing, c500 Golden Plover, 3x Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 12x Yellowhammer, 10x Tree Sparrow, Little Owl, 20x Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, 30x Fieldfare, 20x Redwing (SC)

Branston GPs (water levels still high here)
c300 Lapwing flushed twice by a Peregrine, c200 Golden Plover, 8x Shelduck, c70 Teal, c110 Wigeon, 37x Gadwall, 20x Pochard, 12x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Jay, 3x Stock Dove (DS)

Westport Lake
Fem Scaup still, 13x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye (NJS)

Drayton Bassett North Pit
One Grey Plover (GW)

Baggeridge- Himley
Kingfisher, 8x Siskin, 3x Redpoll, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Treecreeper  (HK)

Cheddleton - Consall CP
Raven, 2x Jay, 3x Bullfinch, flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing, 2x Siskin, Willow Tit (DS)