Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016

Upper Longdon
Hawfinch still present this morning 250 yards down track from car park (IBu) 5x Hawfinch & c5 Crossbill over later (@TameBirding) also 11x Crossbill further along track near Horse Pasture Pool (PBe)

Chasewater Res
Female Red-breasted Merganser off dam wall this morning (GJM)

Branston GP
42x Wigeon, 36x Gadwall, 10x Shoveler, 28x Pochard. Gull roost - adult Caspian Gull, c80x GBBG, c60x Herring Gull, 16x Golden Plover, 1x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 5x Snipe, 4x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, 60x Redwing, 2x Raven (DSc)

Hanchurch Woods
26x Crossbill from top path by Dukes Lodge (HF,SE)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Redhead Smew still in SE corner, Common Sandpiper on Dam and several hundred Redwing this morning (@BelvideBirding)

2x Waxwing in the town by the Co-op (DCh) 4x Waxwing on Tean Road (TEy)

Single Waxwing drinking water from farm track at 11.10, 350x Redwing, 18x Siskin  (SSe)

Radford Meadows
Wood Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 33x Snipe, 10x Golden Plover, 486x Lapwing, 11x Pintail, 47x Shoveler, 450x Wigeon & 250x Teal (@RobSwift5)

Great White Egret over Amington at 12.46 (@TameBirding)

Gailey Res
3x Shoveler, Teal, drake Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, Tawny Owl, 2x Raven, 4x Brambling (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
400x Wigeon, 16x Pochard, 30x Shoveler, Goldeneye, 50x Teal, 400x Lapwing, 3x Tree Sparrow (@{BirderAlrewas)

Westport Lake
Imm Long-tailed Duck still present. Also 3w YLG (CJW)

41x Pink-footed Geese SW over racecourse at 10:15hrs. Also 3x Raven (KWim)