Saturday, 22 November 2014

Saturday 22nd November 2014

Bittern again flew in front of the hide. Redhead Smew south west corner early afternoon (IG)

2x Caspian Gulls (adult and 1w), 2x Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 2w), 2x adult Mediterranean Gulls (@CWG_sightings)

Wolseley Bridge
2x Little Egret on the flood plain (RBe)

Whitemoor Haye
1000x Lapwing, 7x Pochard, 7x Little Egret, 61x Wigeon, 322x Mute Swan, 20x Yellowhammer, 10x Tree Sparrow, Jay, 40x Golden Plover & Corn Bunting (SCo)

Branston GP
c300 Golden Plover circling around Sandy Pit, 1x Little Egret, 4x Ruff, 5x Redshank (SBN)

1x Little Egret, 10x Golden Plover, 791x Lapwing, 7x Dunlin, Chiffchaff, 188x Teal, 49x Wigeon, 15x Shoveler and Goosander (@Kevin_Clements)

Doxey Marshes
Male Merlin and 2x Stonechat near Octogon Hide 10:00hrs (SBN)

Barn Owl again at 16:30hrs (PJ)
Jack Snipe, Goosander, Stonechat (NP)

1x singing Fieldfare this morning (PJ)

Knypersley CP
1+ Water Rail at end of the arboretum, 1x Little Grebe and fem Goosander (GBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 34x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 37x Teal, Little Egret, Golden Plover, Dunlin and 2x blue morph feral Snow Geese with the Greylags (@rpintean)

Ford Green\Chatterley Valley
Green Sandpiper on north side of mining museum access road, also Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail & drake Gadwall on main pool (JJo)