Saturday, 12 October 2013

Saturday 12 October 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Highlight was a Great White Egret that flew through to the NW at 15.10, 2x Grey Plover flew SE at 13.20, also the Wood Sandpiper remains, a single Ruff and 2x Golden Plover were noted, 2x drake Common Scoter were new arrivals, also 6x Goldeneye, 158 Teal, 52x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, 27x Gadwall, 32x Pochard, 135x Tufted Duck, 1x Shelduck, 559x Canada Geese & 218x Greylag Geese were counted.
A late Common Tern flew through late morning, also single Swallow & Chiffchaff were present, 24x Fieldfare were the first of the autumn & 70x Redwing were noted. A single Rock Pipit flew over this morning, a imm Peregrine was seen in the afternoon & 2x Yellow-legged Gulls were in the pre-roost.

Due to a poor weather forecast tomorrow the work party has been cancelled
(Belvide Blog)
 Steve Nuttall

Martyn Pitt

Tittesworth Res
No sign of the Glossy Ibis by 13.00, a male Brambling was on the car park feeders (CBr, JHo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Female Red-breasted Merganser until 17:50 when it flew off north also GBB Gull, 2x Goosander, 18x Egyptian Goose, Tawny Owl, 26x Teal, 153x Tufted Duck (AB)