Thursday, 19 March 2015

Thursday 19th March 2015

Belvide Resv
ad fem Velvet Scoter still plus drk Scaup

Westport Lake
1x Woodcock flushed this morning plus 3x Chiffchaff (NJS)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drk Smew atill present this morning (SS)

The long staying still at Hanley by Steve Seal

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit, 3x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Sand Martin, 3x Shelduck, 11x Goosander, 4x Water Rail (SPe)

Aqualate Mere
2x Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers early afternoon

Chasewater Res
3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 9x Sand Martin & 2x Oystercatcher (@CWG_sightings)

Wharf Lane/Highfield Road, Chasetown
Egret sp, poss GWE reported in a field visiting the brook on and off for a few days (@CWG_sightings)

Tittesworth Resv
2x Chiffchaff this morning (SGi)

Silverdale CP
No sign of WOODLARK this morning but 2x drk Shoveler (STu)

Whitemoor Haye
191x Wigeon, 26x Teal, 18x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, (SC)

2x Wheatear, 3x Chiffchaff (RT KH). 3x Wheatear late PM in "Lapland Bunting" paddock (IBu)

Barn Owl this afternoon, 8x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, c1000 Starling (IWh)

Wheatear, Jack Snipe, 18x Snipe, 3x Chiffchaff (IWh)

Churnet Valley-Oakamoor
Mandarin on R Churnet downstream from cricket ground (KK)

Trentham Gardens
6x Mandarin (BCo)