Saturday, 16 February 2013

Saturday 16 February 2013

Two imm Iceland Gulls and imm Glaucous Gull in the roost (TPe). Also from the west side, two imm Glaucous Gulls, imm Iceland Gull and 1st winter Caspian Gull.

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Curlew, Snipe, 3x Oystercatcher, 23x Goosander, Shelduck, 2x Gadwell, 128x Wigeon, 45x Teal, 14x Pochard, 143x Tufted Duck, 3x Goldeneye, 408x Mallard (AB)

Whitemoor Haye (13:45 to 16:15)
21x Wigeon, 2x Oystercatcher, Cormorant, 30x Yellowhammer, 2x Goldcrest, 5x Reed Bunting,40x Fieldfare, c100 Golden Plover, c400 Lapwing, 36x Mute Swan, 3x Buzzard (SC)
Also female Merlin seen here today

Gailey Res
No sign of any White-fronted Geese so far this morning (MYa)

Red Kite over the village early afternoon (SJa)

29x Goosander, 13x Great Crested Grebe, 26x Tufted Duck, 2x Mandarin, 3x Willow Tit, Dipper, 3x Snipe, 2x Oystercatcher (IBu)

Baldwins Gate
2x Green Sandpiper at 09:00 (RWh)

Trent Washlands
Goldeneye, Shoveller, 15x Wigeon, 5x Gadwall, Treecreeper (AJa)

28x Waxwing at Blewitt St and Greenhay Road Junction at 15:10 (Birdguides)

5x Goldeneye(3m2f), 3x Pochard,  3x Little Grebe, pr Oystercatcher (DSc)

Alton farmland
6x Redwing, 4x Fieldfare, Reed Bunting, 2x Buzzard (TEy)

Baggeridge CP
Tawny Owl, Peregrine on chimney, 4x Siskin, Reed Bunting (KWa)

Goosander on the Churnet upstream of the weir this morning (KK)

5x singing Skylarks, 3x Reed Bunting (SSt)