Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Sherbrook Valley (GWR GSa) also 42x Fieldfare, 3x Redwing, male Stonechat, 6x Meadow Pipit, 3x Skylark, 3x Siskin, 5x Lesser Redpoll & 2x Reed Bunting (GWR)
Great Grey Shrike briefly in afternoon until flushed by two birders. Also 5x Stonechat, 2x Raven, c150x Fieldfare 

Blithfield Res
Dark-bellied Brent Goose  Blithe Bay this morning (MPR) - Still at top end of Blithe Bay this afternoon (RCB)

Chasewater Res
Drake Red-crested Pochard on slurry pool at 14.20

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Short-eared Owl on north pit (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, , 5x Mandarin Duck, c100 Teal, 13x Curlew, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, c25 Lesser Redpoll, 30x Linnet, Green Woodpecker & c10 Goldcrest (DSc)

Belvide Res
Female Garganey still present today

Coven (Jubilee Walk)
3x Stonechat, Yellowhammer, 7x Tree Sparrow, 4x Grey Wagtail (JDu)

Chiffchaff, Raven (Foz)

Gailey Res
5x Pochard, 37x Tufted Duck, 2x Gadwall, 20x Little Grebe, 9x Great Crested Grebe & 2x Raven (IMo)

Belvide Res
Female Garganey still along the north shore

Tittesworth Res
4x Redpoll, 10x Wigeon, 1x Raven (IRa)

Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent
A flock of Pink-footed Geese heard flying over 1930hrs (IBu)