Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Tuesday 29th December 2015

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present but disturbed by a photographer walking over no entry sign and into field.

Pls note - The fields are private and the gravel pits are private. The pits are in fact alarmed and under CCTV surveillance and anyone entering so will be met by a security guard. The farmer in the area also is vigilant and does protect his land from trespassers and keeps his eye on large gatherings of birdwatchers. Would the photographer involve kindly contact Staffsbirdnews please to discuss the matter.

Rudyard Res
Shag still present this morning at dam end, thought to have been present for a couple of weeks (SS)

By Steve Seal

Adult Glaucous Gull, 3x Caspian Gull (2 adult and 1w), 3x YLG (adult, 2w, 1w) in roost. Ring-necked Parakeet from 15:30 around west shore. Short-eared Owl at north of lake and flew twrds Brownhills 16:40 (@CWG_sightings et al)

Branston GP
2x adult YLG, 3x Common Gull, 15x Curlew, 3x Snipe, Goldeneye, Goosander, 5x Shelduck, 78x Pochard (46m32f), 15x Gadwall, 5x Wigeon, 2x Little Egret (JW)

Hazel Catkins out today (JW)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 11:45

Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, 40x Linnet, Kingfisher (foz JD)

Short-eared Owl by the scrape at 15:35 also 2x Stonechat (RT)

Doxey Marshes
Little Egret, 6x Shoveler, Shelduck, 15x Goosander (SPe)

Radford Meadows
6x Shelduck, 5x Goosander, 300+ Lapwing, 250+ Wigeon, 250+ Teal (CDa)

Ford Green
2x Raven