Saturday, 28 December 2013

Saturday 28 December 2013

Cannock Chase
2x possible Parrot Crossbill with Crossbills - From track between Upper Longdon and Castle Ring follow track by the telegraph poles past the fishing pool on the right and take the left fork for approx 100 yards to view the clearfell on the right (IMo)
Great Northern Diver over Castle Ring at 09:50 also 20x Crossbill (IMo)
Great Grey Shrike again at 12:00 by the butts 400 yards north of the cadet huts (CW GW)

Gailey Res
Great Northern Diver still on the sailing lake

Hanchurch Woods
c90 Crossbill this morning (NP)

Doxey Marsh
12x Goosander, 2x Pintail, 61x Wigeon 3x Water Rail (SPe)

Probable Siberian Chiffchaff in willows by road bridge at Swag / Norton Canes

Belvide Res (permit only)
4x Scaup still

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, c50 Lapwing, 11x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker (AJa RMa)
Also 10x Gadwall, 8x Little Grebe, 5x Shelduck, Shoveler (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
6x Goldeneye, 79x Wigeon, 5x Redshank, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, 50x Linnet, several Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer (SCo)

North Staffs Moors
Female Peregrine at Swallow Moss also male Merlin at Boarsgrove (SGi)