Monday, 21 March 2016

Monday 21st March 2016

Chasewater Res
Drake Ring-necked Duck viewed from the west shore. Still present 18:30hrs. Also Red Kite over sailing club at 17:05hrs. Three Common Crane flew NW at 17:10hrs. Ring-necked Parakeet heard at 17:20 as it flew in from west (@CWG_sightings)

Chasewater's 2nd record of Ring-necked Duck still present at dusk @Julianallen2009

Hixon Airfield
Male Black Redstart still on a manure heap. The airfield is probably best reached via a public footpath off Bridge Lane 150m west of Stowe by Chartley. Park sensibly at a pull off near a kissing gate, walk through the gate along a public footpath through a small wood onto the airfield. The manure heap should then be visible near the RMS compound. On no account enter the compound or other work areas and keep to public footpaths and do not cross fields (RCB)

Silverdale CP
3w YL Gull on The Void at 15:45 (STu)

Croxall Lakes
1x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher (KJo)

Doxey Marshes
Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, 6x Goosander & Common Gull (@DoxeyBirder)

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still

Trentham Gardens
11x Tufted Duck, pair Mandarin Duck & Willow Tit (PFo)

1x Peregrine (ABar)