Thursday, 28 February 2013

Thursday 28 February 2013

Glaucous Gull juv in fields by distribution depot at Kingswood until mid afternoon when it flew off (NJS)

Chasewater Res
2x juv Glaucous Gulls and a juv Iceland Gull in the roost tonight (PJe, NJS). Also 50x Waxwings over (PJe)

Branston Gravel Pits
Mediterranean Gull (adult amongst c1000x BHG on sandy pit see pict), c20x Herring Gull, c200x LBBG, c60x GBBG, Peregrine, 11x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, Redshank, Dunlin, 4x Green Sandpiper, 183x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 3x Skylark, 57x Wigeon, 8x Pochard, 19x Gadwall, Goldeneye, 8x Shelduck, 34x Mute Swan (also 4 dead under electric wires), 5x GC Grebe, 2x Little Grebe, Peacock Butterfly, Drone fly (JWo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Curlew 15, Green Sandpiper 1, Snipe 1, Oystercatcher 1, Wigeon 71 & Goosander 33 (ABa)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still (RCB)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Jack Snipe one on north shore this evening (RCB)

Redhead Smew still.

Ford Green NR
4 Goosanders and 6 Siskin on the reserve today (JJo)

Swallow Moss
1x Woodcock (DSc)

Tittesworth Res
24x Goosander (DSc)

Oakamoor Churnet Valley
Raven, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail & Dipper (KKi)