Friday, 22 February 2013

Friday 22 February 2013

Newton Solney  (Best viewed from the end of Trent Lane)
Hooded Merganser drake on the Staffs side of the Trent this morning (DSc)
Still present early afternoon at the confluence of the Rivers Trent and Dove, also present 3x Little Egret & 4x Oystercatcher (NJS)
Hooded Merganser showing again at Newton Solney on Staffs/Derbys border on the River Trent and junction with the River Dove at 17.00 (PJo)
Anyone going for the Merganser tomorrow the postcode is DE15 0SF

The Newton Solney Hooded Merganser

Silverdale CP
Juv Glaucous Gull this morning plus 2x Yellow-legged Gulls (3rd winter & Juv) (NDP)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still in field north west of the sailing lake at 07:15

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
The 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was in the gull roost, also adult and 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gulls roosted. 4 Shelduck and 2 Oystercatcher were at the west end. 5 Siskin were feeding in the ditch by the Chappell hide. An adult Peregrine flew over at dusk.Belvide Blog

Juv Iceland Gull in the roost also probable 1st winter Caspian Gull, 9x Waxwing flew over north.

Himley Hall
2x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye (DWB.ATB)

Pair of Goosander on the Churnet upstream of weir about 4 p.m (KK)

Aqualate Mere
2x Willow Tit, 3x Reed Bunting (KWa)

Another Barn Owl dead on doveridge slip road (TG)