Sunday, 13 March 2016

Sunday 13th March 2016

Juv Iceland Gull (a new pale bird), 3w YLG in the roost. Ring-necked Parakeet and an Oystercatcher (@CWG_sightings)

Hinksford/Wall Heath
Hoopoe still in landscaped quarry off Enville Road (DHu)

Doxey Marshes
2x Water Pipit perched in tree by octagonal hide then dropped on scrape with Meadow Pipits, also 5x Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, c100 Golden Plover, pair Shelduck, Redshank, 5x Goosander & Stonechat (SPe)

Cauldon Low
Red Kite at Weaver Hills, Wootton Estate, viewed from viewpoint between 14.00 - 14.20, also 8x Buzzard & 2x Raven (JBr)

Radford Meadows
Immature male Merlin, 239x Wigeon, 175x Teal, 3x Shelduck, 36x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher & 40x Meadow Pipit (RSw)

Short-eared Owl again at Tiddlers Pool area at 17.15 (IBu)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still this afternoon (SCo)

Hatherton Res
Cetti's Warbler still & 2x Siskin (SB)

River Sow Meadows
2x Mandarin Duck, 52x Wigeon, 44x Teal, 3x Goosander, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe & 32x Lapwing (RSw)

Cheddleton - Consall
Pair Goosander, 5x Mandarin Duck (3x drakes), female Shoveler, 16x Teal, pair Oystercatcher, Snipe, 12x Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, 2x Willow Tit, 38x Fieldfare, pair Raven, 20x Siskin & 4x Lesser Redpoll (DSc)