Saturday, 21 March 2015

Saturday 21st March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam and drake Scaup

Blithfield Res
Redhead Smew still in Tad Bay also 8x Goosander, 15x Shoveler, 10x Sand Martin, Wheatear, Chiffchaff  (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
12x Sand Martin, 9x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 57x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 3x Chiffchaff (RP)

2x Teal, 2x Shoveler, 6x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, Peregrine, 4x Oystercatcher, Tawny Owl, 4x Chiffchaff (SR)

Westport Lake
Rock Pipit over at 06:45, 6x Chiffchaff, 3x Redpoll over and Shelduck flew in 0930 (NJS)

Hanley Forest Park
No sign 1w drk SMEW this morning (NJS) and no sign yesterday (PLo)

Common Sandpiper this morning (CMa) 2nd winter Caspian Gull in the roost (JA)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit, Water Rail, 9x Goosander, Little Egret (BC LC) 6x Water Pipit including one in sum plumage (SWe)

Branston GP
1x Merlin, 4x Redshank, 1x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Chiffchaff, 8x Ruff, 15x Wigeon (NJS, CJW)

Aqualate Mere
2x Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher, 30x Shelduck & Cetti's Warbler (heard). (RS)
Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 6x Goldeneye, Raven & 2x Chiffchaff. (RSw)

Cannock Chase (Rifle Range/Penkridge Bank)
2x Stonechat, Raven, Redpoll, 2x Brambling (SR)

Wheatear at Little Bank Top farm (RP)