Friday, 28 November 2014

Friday 28th November 2014

Hanchurch Woods
Great Grey Shrike briefly at Swynnerton Old Park at 11:00 in clearfell. From the forestry lodge go downhill to the lay-by on the left hand side. The bird is feeding in a new clearfell opposite the lay-by. Again in clearfell at 14:30 (SE, HF)

Great Grey Shrike by Steve Edwards

Blithfield Res (Permits)
5x Common Scoter this morning (GJM)

Whitemoor Haye
378x Lapwing, 49x Wigeon, 111x Pochard, 6x Goldeneye, 17x Golden Plover, 304x Mute Swan, 15x Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow (SC)

Branston GP
Adult Caspian Gull and 4x adult Yellow-legged Gulls in roost. Also 7x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 20x Golden Plover, Snipe, 446x Lapwing, Little Egret, 8x Shelduck 8x Shoveler, 16x Pochard, 17x Wigeon, 3x Gadwall, Peregrine, 12x Yellowhammer, 11x Skylark, c80x Chaffinch (JW)

Adult Caspian Gull in fading light tonight at Branston (JW)

Junction pit
1 Snipe, Chiffchaff singing (SC)

Alrewas GPs
78x Tufted Duck, 2x Goldeneye, 19x Wigeon, Little Grebe (SC)

1 Egyptian Goose in with Canada Geese in field by quarter mile bridge (SC)

Belvide Res
3rd winter Caspian Gull again in the roost also 6x YL Gull