Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday 17th February 2013

Med Gull at 13:45 & at 16.30 (JD,KD, HKi). In the roost, 3x Glaucous Gulls, 1x Iceland Gull and 2x Mediterranean Gulls plus an abberant gull resembling an Iceland Gull (MY)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, c200 Lapwing, 28x Shelduck, c50 Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 10x Pochard, 103x Teal, 4x Little Grebe, 2x Raven, Great Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2x singing Skylarks (AJa)

Trent Washlands
62x Wigeon, 20x Gadwall, 15x Teal, 11x Tufted Duck (AJa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
32x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 1x Pink-footed Goose, 110x Wigeon, 50x Teal, 10x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 5x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, 1x Green Sandpiper, 1x Ruddy Shelduck (RP)

Doxey Marshes
Dunlin - 1 in front of hide 11.30 am, Raven 2, Goosander, Pochard,  12, Wigeon 3, Shelduck 2 & Water Rail heard (GHa)

Barlaston Downs
One Lesser Spotted Woodpecker today (PBa)

Swallow's Mire, Milford
23  Goosanders ( 11 drakes ), 8 Tufted Ducks, 4 Cormorants, 37 Wigeon & 1 Raven (JHo)

Ford Green Hall
Kingfisher flying between the stream and the main pool. Also a Water Rail was heard but not seen (JJo)

Silverdale CP
4x Goosander & 2x Tufted Duck (JHu)

Trentham Gardens
Little Egret still and 2x Goosander (JS. BS)

Chatterley Whitfield CP
6x Goosander & Kingfisher (GAl)

Blythe Bridge - Caverswall
1x Skylark, 2x Reed Bunting, 4x Herring Gull (ARa)