Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday 24th March 2013

Tittesworth Res
Oystercatchers 2, Lapwing 39, Curlew 2, Pochard 8, Goosander 2 (SGi)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
2x Common Scoter off the sailing club early afternoon (RBA)
Adult Little Gull from the causeway at 14:30 also 3x Golden Plover (AM.EH)

Aqualate Mere
Marsh Harrier early afternoon (RBA)

Doxey Marsh
Male Marsh Harrier was quartering alongside the railway line at 14:35, also Little Egret & c50 Snipe (CHa)

Whitemoor Haye
11 Tufted Duck 12 Wigeon, several Lapwing, 54+ Skylark feeding on fields, singles in other places, 14 Mute Swan, 1 Merlin, 26 Snipe on fields, several Redwing and Fieldfare, c30 Wigeon, Common Snipe, 2x Stock Dove & Reed Bunting, & 3x Golden Plover  (SCo, MPa)

On field opposite National Arboretum entrance - 5x Redshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Little Egret and 15x Golden Plover on fields opp National Arboretum  (SCo, JA, MPa)

4 Common Snipe and 2 Jack Snipe flushed from stream across Pipe Green (BRu)

Fradley Junction/Alrewas Hayes
Mistle Thrush (6) & a male Merlin (MPa)

Cheddleton to Consall
Pair Mandarin, 2x Oystecatcher, 5x Snipe, Raven, Willow Tit (DSc)