Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday 4th January 2015

In the roost in foggy conditions - Imm Glaucous Gull (juv or 2w), 2x Caspian Gulls (1w 2w), hybrid Ring-billed x L B B Gull and white-winged Herring Gull (@CWG_sightings)

2x Little Egret, 3+ Water Rail, Peregrine, 173x Wigeon, 259x Teal, 30x Gadwall, 12x Shoveler, 31x Pochard (@Kevin_Clements)

Blithfield Resv
3x White-fronted Geese in Tad Bay plus 15x Redpoll (MPR)

Whitemoor Haye
58x Wigeon, 600x Lapwing, 100x Golden Plover, 40x Tree Sparrow, 50x Yellowhammer, 229x Mute Swans, 14x Teal (@BirderAlrewas)

1st winter drake Scaup (photo below by IG) still also Cetti's Warbler (IG)

River Sow Meadows
115x Wigeon , 2x Shoveler, 4x, Little Grebe, 17x Mistle Thrush, 125x Fieldfare, 60x Redwing, 227x Lapwing, 21x Snipe, 16x Lesser Redpoll (RS)

Radford Meadows
Little Egret by the river bank (CD)

Cotton Dell NR
Dipper (KK)

Knypersley Resv
3x Water Rail, 1x Woodcock, 7x Goosander (GBr)

Silverdale CP
2x Stonechat, 4x Goosander (PC)

2x Little Grebe, Goosander, Wigeon ,Teal (KB)


The next indoor meeting of the Stafford branch of the WMBC is on Tuesday 6th January. Details are below and apparently the speaker, Jim Almond is thoroughly recommended.