Saturday, 16 January 2016

Saturday 16th January 2016

Drake Green-winged Teal and Bittern showing this morning (IGr). Green-winged Teal again present 13:00 to 13:25hrs then flew to left and out of view (IBu, RPo) NOTE - path to hide is under one foot of water and wellies are needed

Green-winged Teal at Aqualate by Ian Grant - First site record
Bittern also seen today at Aqualate by Ian Grant
Trentham Gardens
Red-necked Grebe still present today

Male Black Redstart still at 12:00 around the Purple Antz building (PJo)

By Phil Jones
1w Caspian Gull, 2x adult YLG, hybrid Lesser x Ring-bill, Short-eared Owl on west side, Ring-necked Parkeet flew in (@CWG_sightings, @TheSnapper1978, @julianallen2009, @TameBirding)

Croxall Lakes
69x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye,153x Teal, 7x Goosander, 4x Wigeon, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (SPe)

Drk Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 12x Golden Plover, Tawny Owl (@TheSnapper1978)

Tittesworth Res
110x Wigeon, 11x Goosander, 13x Snipe, 2x Willow Tit (SGi)

Doxey Marsh
Pink-footed Goose, 3x Pintail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Stonechat, 5x Goosander, 10x Snipe, Water Rail (SE HF)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road

Whitemoor Haye
3x Whooper Swan (@BirderAlrewas, @julianallen2009)

3x Stonechat, 3x Snipe, 2x Brambling, 10x Yellowhammer,14x Siskin, 2x Redpoll, 300+ Chaffinch, 50x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 11x Teal, Water Rail (foz, JD)

3x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 103x Greylag Geese,, Kingfisher, c200 mixed flock of Siskin, Redpoll, Goldfinch (TEy)

Ford Green NR, Stoke-on-Trent
6x Redpoll (WJo)