Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Community Noticeboard

North Staffs RSPB Meeting - 18th January 2017 at 19.30

Jeff Clarke talk titled Mersey Beat

Meetings held at the Medical Institute (Conference Centre), Hartshill
For further information please contact Geoff Sales (Group Leader) Tel: 01782 618152

3x Tundra Bean Geese & 10x Pink-footed Geese still at Bent Lane this morning (@keelebirder)

10x Waxwing at Queens Gardens this afternoon but highly mobile (@brianbeecee)

c15 Waxwing at Beaconside near junction with Parkside Avenue this afternoon (HWi)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Redhead Smew and Bittern again roosted at 16:00 (BB)

Dosthill NR
Scaup present this afternoon (GWi)

Chasewater Res
Velvet Scoter and Pintail til dusk. In roost adult Mediterranean Gull and Yellow-legged Gull (CWG_sightings)

Branston Gravel Pits
6x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 5x Snipe, 10x Curlew, c350x Lapwing, Golden Plover heard, Kingfisher, 2x Pintail, 9x Shelduck, 13x Pochard, 47x Wigeon, 12x Gadwall, 7x Shoveler, 118x Teal, 15x Lesser Redpoll, c8x Goldcrest, c80x Fieldfare, c30,000x Starling, c10x GBBG (JWo, DSc)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
6x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, 5x Pintail earlier but flew off 11:15 (@onionsargey) also 205x BHG, 69x LBBG, 1x GBBG & 1st winter Mediterranean Gull (@RSPBMiddleton) also c100 Golden Plover, 10x Shelduck, Stonechat. Meadow Pipit, Goldeneye, c200 Greylag Geese, c200 Lapwing (MSc)

Westport Lake
2x Water Rail, Goldeneye, Goosander, Wigeon, 3x Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher & 20x Pochard (SGM)

Little Egret on field at junction of Spring Lans & Watery Lane