Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sunday 3rd March 2013

Three Glaucous Gulls (2 juvs and 2w), two Iceland Gulls (juv and a 2w) , adult Yellow-legged Gull, adult Med Gull and 3w Caspian Gull in the roost tonight (JA)

Cannock Chase
3x Hawfinch c300m east of Chase Vista car park briefly this morning

Blithfield Res
Juv Glaucous Gull flew in from the north to roost at 17:55hrs, also 2w Yellow-legged Gull (GJM, MPR)

Belvide Res
Bittern - One still in SE Bay near ringing station

18 Waxwing in Stafford at Beaconside / Sandon Road junction 8:45am (SPe)

35 Waxwings at Cresswell Road/Hall Lane 0915hrs feeding in a cotoneaster at Iona Cottage (RP)

c40 Waxwing feeding in tree next to Watling Street / Howdles Lane bus stop on A5 (SPe)

Redhead Smew still this morning.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, Snipe, 22x Goosander, 47x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 30x Linnet (AB)

Doxey Marshes
1x Water Rail, 5x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 11x Skylark (RP)

Flock of 19 Golden Plover circling but never landing for several minute before flying off in direction of Werrington (TAh)

Ipstones Edge
1 x Woodcock & 1 x Tawny Owl (DPo)
Caulden Low
1 Woodcock (DPo)