Saturday, 2 February 2013

Saturday 2 February 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
2nd winer Glaucous Gull at 07:35, also Bittern still in reeds at SE Bay. Juv Glaucous Gull flew over west 09:55hrs. 1w Mediterranean Gull in roost, with Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler also present (SN, PJ et al)
Bittern at Belvide today. Photo by Phil Jones

Water Rail at Belvide today. By Phil Jones

Jnc 12 M6/A5
Glaucous Gull flew west over junction from Gailey Res and carried on westward along A5 (NJS.CJW)

Silverdale CP
Juv Glaucous Gull at The Void mid afternoon (NP).
 Willow Tit singing this morning also a Goosander (JHu)

Glaucous Gull at The Void by Nick Pomiankowski

Whalley's Landfill
1st winter Caspian Gull (NP)

Dosthill NR
Bittern on northern pool as viewed from causeway (JAl)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whooper Swan at 09:48, also Jack Snipe, 2x Common Snipe, Pink-footed Goose, 10x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 117x Wigeon, 50x Teal, 21xPochard, 2x Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, Ruddy Shelduck (RP)

17x Waxwing off Falmouth Avenue at 07:35 but mobile (RSw)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard only at 09:15 between the retail village and the miniature railway engine shed also Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 22x Cormorant, 25x Grey Heron, 8x Mandarin (RT)

Red Kite over fields north of the village at 10:40 (NSw)

Red Kite at Swynnerton by Nigel Swinscoe

Hanchurch Woods
c15 Crossbill and 2x Raven (NP)

Trent Washlands
48x Wigeon, 21x Gadwall, 30x Teal, 2x Shoveller, 20x Tufted Duck, 2x Little Grebe (AJa)

Tittesworth Res
Dipper, 15x Teal, 5x Pochard, 7x Lapwing, Kingfisher, 3x Mistle Thrush, 13x Redwing, (IBu)

Red Kite one over (DC)

Cheddleton to Consall
9x Teal, Green Woodpecker, 5x Redpoll (DSc)

Willow Tit, 3x Goldcrest, Brambling (TEy)

Willow Tit at Dimmingsdale by Terry Eyre