Saturday, 9 March 2013

Saturday 9th March 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Bittern flew from Blithe Bay towards Tad Bay and appeared to be dropping also a Water Pipit flew over towards Tad Bay from Blithe Bay, 11 Dunlin, 5, possibly 10 Curlew, adult Kittiwake, 3x Yellow-legged Gulls (sub adult and two 2w) (GJM MPR)
2x Redshank and a Curlew in Blithe Bay (JWH)

In the roost two Iceland Gull (juv & 2w), juv Glaucous Gull, 3w Caspian Gull and a Yellow-legged Gull. (JA)

Gailey Res
2x White-fronted Geese still in field by Gailey Lea also adult Kittiwake on sailing lake, Curlew, Woodcock, 6x Oystercatcher, Raven, Green Woodpecker & 4x Shoveler (IM per SR)

Cheadle  (Ashbourne Road area flock)
14x Waxwings on telegraph wires by firestation @ 08:50 (SCo)
15x Waxwing in Kestrel Lane (DCh)
18x Waxwing in Hawfinch Close at 14:20 (RP)
18x Waxwing in Thorley Drive at 15:00 (TE)

Tittesworth Res
2x Kittiwake adults still at midday (SG)

Kittiwakes at Tittesworth by Steve Gibson

Uttoxeter Quarry
Jack Snipe, 4x Oystercatcher, 14x Curlew, 11x Snipe,4x Dunlin, Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Shelduck, 17x Goosander, 20x Pochard, Goldeneye (EF)
Additional - Ringed Plover, 7x Oystercatcher, 5x Dunlin, 3x Goldeneye (RP)

Blake Hall fisheries Cheadle
Kittiwake adult this afternoon until 14:00hrs when flushed and flew N (AB)

Branston GPs
Male Merlin perched in tree in the chicken shack field (CJW). Also 3x Ringed Plover, 1x Dunlin, 1x Curlew, 3x Little Egret (CJW, NJS, GAS)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Dunlin & 5x Ringed Plover on the north pit (AGW)

Trent Washlands
2x Little Egret, 5x Shoveler, 6x Gadwall, 36x Wigeon, 38x Teal (AJ)

Ipstones Edge
1x Curlew (DPo)

Caverswall - Blythe Bridge
4x Yellowhammer, 4x Redpoll (AR)