Saturday, 2 March 2013

Saturday 2 March 2013

Sadly as most of you will be aware there has been a number of Barn Owls found dead recently around Staffordshire roads, if you see any live or dead Barn Owls please email John Chester on  John helps with the Barn Owl Action Group (Affiliated to The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust) and they would love your help in finding how many Barn Owls are around Staffs, you can also find out more at

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

Chasewater Res
55x Waxwing over & adult Yellow-legged Gull, plus adult Med Gull in the roost, also 2x juv Glaucous Gulls & 2x juv Iceland Gulls later (CMa, JAl))

Blithfield Res
Adult Caspian Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull and 2w Mediterranean Gull in the roost tonight (MPR)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit one by the pollarded willows mid morning (NJS)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still in field NW of the reservoir this afternoon.

10x Waxwing at Beaconside at junction with B5066 (JJH, SJH, BM)

Redhead Smew still this morning (RW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
200 LapwingGoldeneye 21 Goosander 1 Shelduck 14 Curlew 3 Snipe 3 Green Sandpiper 2 Siskins 2 Goldcrests 2 Little Grebe Wigeon and Pochard (EFo)

Branston GP
3-400 Lapwing. 71 Golden Plover. 10 x Curlew. Dunlin. Green Sandpiper & 3 x Shelduck (KJM)
Additional Redshank, Oystercatcher, 17x Shelduck, 3x GBB Gull, 2x Raven, Green Woodpecker (AJ)

Branston Water Park
2x Oystercatcher (AJ)

Hixon Airfield
5x Grey Partridge (JJH, SJH, BM)

Whitemoor Haye  (15:30 to dusk)
c1000 Lapwing, c200 Golden Plover, 4x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Little Owl, 4x Gadwell, Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrows (SC)

Radford Meadows
500+ Lapwing, 50 Wigeon, Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, numerous Teal and Shoveler (SPe)

Silverdale C.P
On the Void this afternoon,  1x Goosander. 1x Great Crested Grebe (PBa)
also Pochard & 7x Lapwing (PCa)

Trent Washlands
3x Little Egret (AJ)

Barlaston Downs
30x Siskin, 1x Cormorant (ARa)

Peregrine over Clarence St at 11:40