Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday 20th March 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
1x Bearded Tit, Whooper Swan and Pink-footed Goose still (RPh, @TameBirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 7x Oystercatcher, female Pintail, 8x Goldeneye, 12x Goosander, 52x Wigeon, 5x Pochard (RPo)

Branston GP
12x Redshank, 8x Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 13x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Snipe, 11x Shelduck, 3x Fieldfare, 20x Redwing (DSc)

Red Kite just north of Gailey Res 11:20-11:30 at least (SRi)

Red Kite over the leisure centre late morning (@CWG_sightings)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 11:05

North Staffs Moor
Merlin, Short-eared Owl, 5x Curlew, 4x Raven & 2x Red Grouse (TEy)

Gailey Res
2x Chiffchaff, 7x Gadwall, 13x Pochard & 2x Oystercatcher (SRi)

Wetley Moor
8x Buzzard, Curlew, 30x Redwing, 20x Reed Bunting, also another birder reported a Red Kite over (RBu)

Short-eared Owl at 17:05hrs (IBu)

Blithfield Res
1x Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (IBu)

Hatherton Resv
1x Cetti's Warbler (@Fabyoungbirder)

Doxey Marshes
2x Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Shoveler, Shelduck (@ScottMarshyPetrek)

i54 / Coven
300+ Fieldfare, 2x Chiffchaff, Red Kite over at 15:40hrs (JDu)