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 email@example.com 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 www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk.
Belvide Res (permit only)
Bittern still in Southeast bay near the ringing station.
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))
Adult Caspian Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull and 2w Mediterranean Gull in the roost tonight (MPR)
Water Pipit one by the pollarded willows mid morning (NJS)
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)
200 Lapwing 1 Goldeneye 21 Goosander 1 Shelduck 14 Curlew 3 Snipe 3 Green Sandpiper 2 Siskins 2 Goldcrests 2 Little Grebe Wigeon and Pochard (EFo)
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)
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)
500+ Lapwing, 50 Wigeon, Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, numerous Teal and Shoveler (SPe)
On the Void this afternoon, 1x Goosander. 1x Great Crested Grebe (PBa)
also Pochard & 7x Lapwing (PCa)
3x Little Egret (AJ)
30x Siskin, 1x Cormorant (ARa)
Peregrine over Clarence St at 11:40