Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sunday 13th November 2016

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-throated Diver on Southern Pit this afternoon and still present at dusk, also 38x Little Grebe, 45x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 21x Pochard, 4x Ruff, 18x Curlew, c400 Lapwing, 2x Tawny Owl, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 8x Lesser Redpoll, 3x Yellowhammer & c10,000 Starling roosted (DSc, JW). Don't forget this is a working pit with CCTV and security guards. You must keep to the public footpaths running through the area.

Westport Lake
Immature Long-tailed Duck on main lake. Third record for the lake following birds in 1976 and 1988 (CJW)

Long-tailed Duck - Dave Kelsall

6x Waxwing still at The Sidings by Cheadle High School (TEy AEa IBu)

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still at 12.30 opposite Fernyford Farm below Lum Edge (BMa)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Wood Sandpiper, 65x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 100x Golden Plover (@julianallen2009) also Knot, Common Scoter & immature Whooper Swan (@gwrsv)

6x YLG (3x adult, 4w, 3w & 2w), adult Caspian Gull, 2x adult Med Gulls roosted, also 2x Common Scoter (@CWG_sightings_24hrsaday)

Doxey Marshes
In flooded fields west of M6 - 102x Golden Plover, 2x fem Pintail, Green Sandpiper. Main site - 2+ Cetti's Warbler, 10x Gadwall (AHa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret, 3x Shelduck & c100 Golden Plover on Jubilee Wetlands (@onionsargey) also Merlin (@briza_kat) also 6x Snipe, 5x Goldeneye, Pochard & Woodcock (@AndrewH98097400)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Smew, Common Scoter and Black-necked Grebe all still present this morning, Common Sandpiper on dam equals latest site record (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater Res
2x Common Scoter (RSo)

Gailey Res
2x juvenile Scaup still this morning, also 3x female Goosander, 3x Teal, Shoveler, c60 Tufted Duck, 2x Pochard & 2x Raven (@TheSnapper1978)

Radford Meadows
161x Wigeon, 91x Teal, 48x Lapwing & 5x Snipe (@RegDavies5)

2x Crossbill over West at midday (DSc)

Jack Snipe, Willow Tit, Water Rail, 7x Snipe, 2x Kingfisher, 17x Teal, Green Woodpecker (Foz JD)

Whitemoor Haye
8x Little Egret, 44x Wigeon, c780 Lapwing, 67x Teal & c20 Skylark (@BirderAlrewas)

Apedale / Silverdale CP
4x Siskin (PCa), Stonechat (PCa). Also 1x juv YLG, 10x Teal (PJ)