Saturday, 30 January 2016

Saturday 30th January 2016

Tiitesworth Res
Female Ring-necked Duck this morning (@AnthonyTonyjac) - still at north end opposite first Car park at 15:30 (RPo)

By Steve Gibson

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still also 47x Pintail (JJH SJH BB) - 45x Pintail flew out at 10:30 (BB)
Site record Pintail count.

2x Bittern showing well at 09:00.
Great White Egret and Whooper Swan this afternoon (PJd)

4x Caspian Gull (2 ad, 3w, 1w), 5x YLG (3 ad, 3w, 2w), 2x ad Mediterranean Gulls in roost, Ring-necked Parakeet flew in 16:10hrs (@CWG_sightings) 

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 09:30 (@andm62)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Oystercatcher, 7x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler (RPo)

Trentham Gardens
3x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Gadwall, Goosander, 6x Mandarin, 31x Cormorant, 27x Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 56x Tufted Duck, 21x Siskin, 7x Redpoll, Chiffchaff, 2x Kingfisher (RT)

Radford Meadows
3x Ruff, 659x Lapwing, 2x Pintail, 200x Wigeon, 276x Teal, 3x Shelduck, 4x Goosander, 25x Grey Heron (RSw)

Knypersley Res
Dipper this morning (DW PB)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still (ARu)

Perton Upper Lake
Adult YL Gull, Goosander, Little Grebe, 26x Tufted Duck (IMo)

Brancote Water Works
Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 75x Pied Wagtail, 4x Raven, Green Woodpecker, 49x Wigeon, 2x Goosander (RSw)

Doxey Marsh
313x Golden Plover, 476x Lapwing - opposite side of the M6 (SPe)

2x Stonechat, 6x Snipe, 12x Teal, 15x Siskin, 40x Linnet (Foz JD)

Male Merlin (JJH)

4x Pink-footed Geese (STu)

11x Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail (PAD)

2x Goosander, 3x Cormorant, 94x Grey Lag Geese, c200 mixed flock Siskin, Redpoll, Goldfinch (TEy)

North Staffs Moors
Short-eared Owl half a mile north of the Mermaid Pub (DSc)

Red Street (Newcastle)
40x Fieldfare, 60x Redwing 6x Redpoll, Red-legged Partridge (JMa)