Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sunday 17th January 2016

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red-necked Grebe on the main gravel pit at midday, 7x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, 1x Green Sandpiper, 11x Snipe, 1x Willow Tit (RPo)

Red-necked Grebe at Uttoxeter Quarry by Richard Powell - A FIRST SITE RECORD

Trentham Gardens
NO SIGN of the Red-necked Grebe today, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 2x Mandarin (@MartynYapp)

3x Caspian Gull (adult, 3w, 1w), 3x YLG (two adult, 1w), adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost, Ring-necked Parakeet still. Adult Caspian Gull this afternoon in fields at Poplars Landfill, Cannock   (@CWG_sightings).

Blithfield Resv
7x adult YLG roosted (RPo)

Male Black Redstart still around Purple Anst building (@MartynYapp) and again at 11:45hrs although it does go inside the building as well (@nutcracker1965)

Radford Meadows
3x Ruff, 6x Golden Plover, 3x Pintail, 3x Goosander, 461x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 9x Shoveler, Goldeneye, 378x Lapwing, Kingfisher (RSw)

Belvide Res
120x Pink-footed Geese flew over at 11:54hrs, 1x Green Sandpiper, 2x Pintail (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
120+ Golden Plover, 2x Cetti's Wrb, 35x Shoveler, 2x Stonechat, 1x Pink-footed Goose, 5x Water Rail (@ScottoftheMarsh)

No sign of the GREEN-WINGED TEAL today. 16x Pintail, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Tit (@TheSnapper1978, @Ian_m_grant)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 08:55

Whitemoor Haye
One Whooper Swan at 08:45, 1x Little Egret, 30+ Yellowhammer (@BirderAlrewas)

Endon SW
1x Stonechat, 1x Chiffchaff, 71x Meadow Pipit, 32x Pied Wagtail, 34x Lapwing (GBr)

110x Pink-footed Geese over SW at 10:45 (TEy)