Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday 18th February 2016

Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge
Black Redstart trapped and ringed today

Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
Male Black Redstart by Purple Antz building 12:40 but elusive (SGi)

Bittern in Gazebo Bay reed bed at dusk (@BelvideBirding). Earlier seen flying from a ditch in Gazebo Bay at 11:00hrs.

Photo by SN
Tittesworth Res
Female Ring-necked Duck on conservation pool 13:00hrs

Adult Mediterranean Gull, 2x YLG (adult, 2w), Ring-necked Parakeet flew in over M6 Toll 17:10hrs (@CWG_sightings)

Madeley Pool
redhead Smew at 08:30hrs but no sign at 08:50hrs (TJa)

Marsh Tit at 08:30 Roughcote lane  (BB)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present 11:00hrs

Wall Heath
Hoopoe sill present 10:50am (@HikerMartin)

Whooper Swan south of Rocester in field E/of B5030 this morning

9x Common Gull, 4x Goosander (GSa)

Coven (off Port Lane)
3x Grey Partridge, 22x Yellowhammer, 30x Linnet (JD)