Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday 30th October 2016

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope in Tad Bay at 08:55 and present from 14:20hrs to dusk (GJM). Also 1x Wood Sandpiper still, Ruff, 328x Golden Plover, 20x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 186x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, 2x YLG (ad, 3w) (@rpintean, @Snapper, @Jules et al)

Fem type Long-tailed Duck present this morning. Also 9x Common Scoter (@Ian_m_grant)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w Caspian Gull, 8x fem Common Scoter, Jack Snipe, Little Stint, 2x Scaup, Black-necked Grebe (@BelvideBirding)

3x Common Scoter (2m1f) and 1w Kittiwake still present (@tonyjac_tonyjacjacjacjac)

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Common Sandpiper, 6x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 22x Snipe, Goldeneye, 14x Goosander, 2x Wigeon (@rpintean)

Gailey Resv
No sign of Scaup. 5x Pochard, Water Rail, Redpoll over (@Snapper)

c100 Pink-footed Geese heading E at 15:00hrs and c80 heading SE at 15:30pm (DEm)

Stoke on Trent
125x Pink-footed Geese south over Blurton  at 11:45 (@tighthead22)

Cannock Chase
12+ Brambling near Old Beaudesert Forest. Also Crossbill (JCor)

3x Stonechat, 25x Yellowhammer (MFo JDu)