Saturday, 30 November 2013

Saturday 30 November 2013

Aqualate Mere
Velvet Scoter female late morning also 5x Common Scoter and 3x Pintail, Velvet Scoter still present this afternoon, associating with Tufted Duck on South side of the Mere (IGr)
No sign of Velvet Scoter by dusk (it appeared to swim left of the hide and out of view at c14:45. It wasn't seen to fly off but RPo stayed till dusk and it didn't reappear) but Cetti's Warbler by hide and 100,000 Starlings into roost (RPo)

Record shots until we receive better!

Belvide Res
Greenland White-fronted Goose again on the north shore at the west end also a Bittern, 2x Long-tailed Duck, 2x Scaup

Chasewater Res
Adult Caspian Gull on the Swag, in the roost, juvenile Iceland Gull, 2x juvenile Gaucous Gull & 2x Caspian Gulls (@CWG_sigtings)
also adult Med Gull (AHa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Goldeneye, 17x Gossander, 41x Pochard, 2x Green Sandpiper, 8x Snipe, c200 Fieldfare, c200 Redwing (RPo)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike again by the shooting butts at mid day (SE, HF)

Middleton Lakes
2x Dunlin, 2x Golden Plover, 5x Shelduck, 4x Little Egret & 3x Stonechat (GWi)