Thursday, 2 January 2014

Thursday 2 January 2013

Alrewas GPs
Redhead Smew along the north shore, also 39x Tufted Duck, 12x Teal, 14x Goldeneye & 2x Wigeon (SCo)

Croxall GP
c329 Teal, c162 Tufted Duck, 94x Pochard (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goosander, 16x Tufted Duck, 2x Goldeneye, 79x Wigeon, 2x Little Owl, c35 Golden Plover & 1x Redshank (SCo)

Gailey Res
Juv Great Northern Diver still on the sailing lake

Little Haywood
Little Egret still on river meadows (SPe)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike again near the trig point at 13:00 also 6x Crossbill (SE HF)
Great Grey Shrike by Steve Edwards

Aqualate Mere
Female Velvet Scoter still and female Long-tailed Duck

Branston GP
Green Sandpiper, 17x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 2x Little Egret, Goosander, 8x Shelduck, 16x Gadwall, Goldeneye, 23x Wigeon, 2x Pochard & c5 GBBG over (JWo)

Brambling, 4x Willow Tit, Kingfisher, 72x Tufted Duck, 16x Teal, 4x Pochard (SGi)

Brambling by Steve Gibson

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Adult Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull (2 adults and 1w) - No sign of the Kittiwake (GJM)
also Great Northern Diver late afternoon (SEd)
also Black-tailed Godwit still in Tad bay (RBe)
Great Northern Diver by Steve Edwards
Manifold Valley
3x Marsh Tit (TEy)

Marsh Tit by Terry Eyre

Dosthill NR
Mealy Redpoll (JHa)

Drayton Bassett Pits
2x Stonechat, 2x Little Egret (JHa)

North Staffs Moors
SE Owl at Blakemere also female Merlin and 4x Red Grouse nearby (RGi)

Parkhall CP
2x Willow Tit, 4x Yellowhammer, 30+ Golden Plover (RGi)

Juv Glaucous Gull again in the roost also 2x Caspian Gull

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-tailed Duck and 4x Scaup still