Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sunday 16 February 2014

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black-throated Diver briefly by dam at 10.45 then flew NNE (MPR)

Tittesworth Res
Drake Lesser Scaup still present this afternoon (RPo)

Alrewas GPs
Female Long-tailed Duck, female Scaup but no sign of the redhead Smew, also 6x Gadwall, 54x Tufted Duck, 6x Wigeon, 6x Goldeneye, c6 Chiffchaff & a probable Siberian Chiffchaff (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
c500 Lapwing, 12x Tufted Duck, 42x Wigeon, 2x Oystercatcher, Goldeneye, c20 Tree Sparrow & Grey Partridge (SCo)

Hanchurch Woods
Mealy Redpoll this morning with a flock of 20x Lesser Redpoll at SJ835388, also c30 Crossbill & a Tawny Owl (NDP)

Manifold Valley
At least 3x Marsh Tits at Ecton Bridge (RPo)

Swallow Moss
2x female Hen Harrier this am (LCl)
In the evening a Ringtail & male Hen Harrier came into roost (RPo)

10x Red Grouse (RPo)

Iceland Gull on main lake mid afternoon also the Great Northern Diver and Kittiwake
Juv Glaucous Gull in the roost at 16:40 (SW)
Adult and 1st winter Caspian Gull also in the roost with 2x juv Iceland Gull

Oystercatcher, 120x Lapwing, Little Grebe, 4x Mandarin, 2x Willow Tit and 8 pairs of Grey Heron in Herony (DS)