Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Years Day 1st January 2017

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Stafford Branch WMBC  starts the New Year with a presentation by the well known speaker and photographer, Jim Almond. Jim will be talking about birding in North Norfolk including sites not oftn visited. Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 745pm at Perkins Sports and Social Club ST16 3UB. Follow the arrows past reception to the wooden building on your left.

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bittern still this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Yellow-browed Warbler still west of the A449 along Windsor Holloway (@LizClipson)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
10x Dunlin (@rpintean)

7x Goldeneye, 12x Pochard, Shelduck, 28x Tufted Duck, 9x Snipe (@MartynYapp)

Knypersley Resv
8x Brambling, 3x Goosander (@Cheshirebirds)

Whitemoor Haye
533x Wigeon, 22x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, c500 Lapwing, Redshank (@BirderAlrewas)

Velvet Scoter still (@TheSnapper1978) - Ad Caspian Gull, Ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull (@CWG_sightings)

c28 Waxwing between Second Avenue and Woodshutts Street (ALo)

Gailey Resv
Shoveler, 6x Pochard, Teal, Tawny Owl (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
24x Goosander, 6x Pochard, 2x Gadwall, 2x Snipe (@rpintean)


6x Waxwing still 250m north of Biddulph Arms. (SSe)

Westport Lake
Long-tailed Duck still (BC LC)

19x Woodcock at dusk also 16x Mandarin, 3x Tawny Owl (TEy)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Brambling around car park opposite woodcutters cottage (TRo)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x YL Gull, Tree Sparrow, Wigeon, 250x Grey Lag Geese (DAd