Saturday, 23 March 2013

Saturday 23rd March 2013

Blithfield Res
1x Whooper Swan, 1x Pink-footed Goose, 1x Redshank, 1x Stonechat (GJM, MPR)

Belvide Res

2 Ringed Plover flew thru this, also 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Curlew, 3 Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher were present. An impressive 100+ Yellowhammer were in the field behind the spill weir plus 58 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler and 5 Pochard Belvide Blog

Doxey Marshes
A male Marsh Harrier was seen quartering the marsh between Doxey Flash and the railway line. Then headed towards Castlefields at 13.30, but no further sighting.(GHa)

Westport Lake
3x Little Ringed Plover and 4x Fieldfare over (NJS)

LRP at Westport today by Marshall Fear

1x Chiffchaff and 1x Kingfisher at Hales Hall Pool.  Snipe at Blake Hall Fishery (RPo)

16x Waxwings at Moat House car park, Acton Trussell early evening (Birdguides)

Field opposite National Arboretum entrance
8x Redshank (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye 14.50 - 17.40
30+ Skylark, 5x Yellowhammer, few Tree Sparrow, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 300+ Golden Plover, 10+ Snipe in several fields, 450+ Fieldfare, 2x Grey Partridge, 2x Merlin (see photo below) (SCo)

Cheddleton to Consall
Pair of Mandarin, 10x Teal, 4x Snipe, pair of Dipper, 3x Grey Wagtail (DSc)