Monday, 23 March 2015

Monday 23rd March 2015

Aqualate Mere
Female Marsh Harrier to right of the hide at 09.45, also Cetti's Warbler & Water Rail (CJW, NJS)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Grey Plover still from east screen near the North Pit at 11.00

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still present, plus drake Scaup and a Little Ringed Plover briefly

Chasewater Res
2nd year Mediterranean Gull at 12.30 circled and flew East, also 7x Sand Martin (IWh)

Gailey Res
Egyptian Goose this evening sat on small middle island on fishing pool [2nd site record]. Also 7x Gadwall, 5x Goldeneye, 4x Oystercatcher and Tawny Owl (SR)

Pair of Mandarin Duck on River Churnet by the weir (KK)

Oystercatcher on the island at Trentham Gardens this morning (MJW)