Thursday, 21 February 2013

Thursday 21 February 2013

In the roost tonight, three juvenile Glaucous Gulls and a juvenile Iceland Gull (JH, MM)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still in field to the northwest of the sailing lake (Birdguides). Also 43x Greylags, 23x Pochard, 90+ Tufties, 7x Gadwall, 6x Little Grebe, 15x Cormorant (IM)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Bittern still in Southeast bay near the ringing station early afternoon.

Branston Gravel Pits
Woodcock, Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 14x Curlew, 18x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 58x Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, Goldeneye, c60x GBBG, 9x Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, c250x Fieldfare (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin hunting over the fields this morning also Grey Partridge (SA)

Redhead Smew still late morning from fishing platform (BC&LC)

Himley Hall
3x Goldeneye (KW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
A second dead Barn Owl dead adjacent to the quarry - one dead on Denstone Road (TGa)

Ipstones Edge
41x Lapwing in field near Windy Harbour also a Buzzard nearby (DP)