Saturday, 14 February 2015

Saturday 14th February 2015

Belvide Res
Drake Red-breasted Merganser 14:00-14:15 before flying off east
also Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 5x Shelduck, 2x Goosander & Barnacle Goose (BB)

Red-breasted Merganser by Steve Nuttall
Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still at 11:55

Alrewas GPs
Redhead Smew again, 204x Wigeon, 2x Little Egret, 4x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 54x Tufted Duck (SC)

Newcastle (Pool Dam)
Adult Caspian Gull this morning before flying off towards Walley's landfill (NDP)

Blithfield Res
Adult Mediterranean Gull at deep end roost from Watery Lane at 15.40, also a leucistic Black-headed Gull (RP)

Chasewater Res
Pair of Red-breasted Merganser seen off the dam this morning, Great Northern Diver flew out at midday, adult Mediterranean Gull near the island this afternoon, also Oystercatcher seen (@CWG_sightings)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Whooper Swan still at 12:15 (NJS) - and at 13:05 (JJH SJH)
5x Oystercatcher, 121x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 31x Pochard, 223x Mute Swan, Treecreeper (SC)

 Family party of four Whopper Swans still at Whitemoor today (NJS)

Uttoxeter Quarry
64x Golden Plover, 4x Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 5x Goldeneye, 8x Goosander, 20x Pochard, 75x Wigeon, 2x Kingfisher (RPo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Jubilee Wetlands 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (GW)

Jack Snipe this morning (NDP)

13x Pink-footed Geese, Jack Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 25x Snipe, 4x Goosander, Shelduck, 33x Teal, 69x Lapwing, 8x Tree Sparrow, 5x Stock Dove (DCo)
Croxall wides (new river workings viewed from national arboretum)
2x Redshank, 5x Goosander (SC)