Saturday, 9 February 2013

Saturday 9 February 2013

Belvide Res (permit holders only)
Bittern flew from just east of Gazebo hide towards SE bay and 2x Mediterranean Gulls (Ad and 1w).

120x Waxwing opposite the WMC on Broad Lane this morning (HKi)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still in fields just NW of the reservoirs this afternoon (Birdguides)
Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 62x  Greylag Geese, 2x Wigeon (SR)

6x Mandarin, 135x Greylag Geese, 1x Green Sandpiper (NJS)

Branston GP's
1x Oystercatcher, 1x Green Woodpecker, 57x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 22x Gadwall (NJS)

Whitemoor Haye
27x Mute Swan, 169+ Wigeon, 5x Goldeneye, 22x Teal, 2x Gadwall, 5x Goosander over, 1x Little Owl, 150+ Fieldfare, 1x Grey Partridge (heard only), few Tree Sparrow & Yellowhammer. (SC). Also male Merlin.

 Froghall Cottage
Merlin sitting on roadside post, Baswich Lane next to Froghall Cottage @9.45am (GHa)

Doxey Marshes
15+ Lapwing near the hide & 15+ Snipe (DNi)

Alton - Dimmingsdale
1x Green Woodpecker, 3x Siskin, 1x Lesser Redpoll & 30x Fieldfare (TEy)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay 10x Goldeneye, Goosander, 55x Teal, 18x Pochard (RP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, 4x Snipe, Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, 7x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 22x Pochard, Willow Tit, Ruddy Shelduck (RP)

Croxden Quarry
3x Shelduck (RP)