Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018

Whitemoor Haye
6x Whooper Swan with Mutes, 70x Wigeon, 9x Pochard, 4x Goosander, 4x Yellowhammer, 400x Lapwing, Peregrine, (@BirderAlrewas) - Great White Egret in flight over back pits at 12:05 (@TheSnapper1978)  -  13x Whooper Swans later, 20x Tree Sparrow, 30x Skylark (@thevicar70)

6x Hawfinch still at St Werburgh's church (@GladwynB

40x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 09:00 (@roger_broadbent)

Radford Meadows
15x Pink-footed Geese over east at 09:35, 5x Egyptian Geese, 9x Goosander, 450x Wigeon, Stonechat, 45x Lapwing,  (@RobSwift5)

Doxey Marsh
10x Goosander, 50x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, (@grantprice20) - Pinkfeets with Greylags on Creswell flash, 5x Egyptian Geese flew towards the M6, Little Egret, c1000 mixed Lapwing and Golden Plover near M6 (GHa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Whooper Swan dropped in at 11:15 (@NigelCarp2008) - 2 more Whoopers dropped in at mid day, Hawfinch again at 14:00 onwards

By Christopher Blackburn

Baldwins Gate
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 09:05 also Jack Snipe at the Sewage farm (RWh)

12x Pink-footed Geese with Canada flock by the River Dove (MPR)

14x Crossbill, Peregrine (@andm62)

Great Northern Diver still (@KeithW27a)  -  2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still (RobSwift5)

Middleton Lakes
Redhead Smew, Pintail, 2x Stonchat (MSc, @TameBirding)  -  Red Kite over (@Rich1063)

Grey Partridges with large flock of Redlegs along Checkley Lane (TRo)

Croxall GPs
113x Teal, 32x Shoveler, Goldeneye, (@BirderAlrewas)

JCB South Lake
Great White Egret over at 13:30 (EFo)

Branston GPs
10x Whooper Swan till dusk, 17x Curlew, 6x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 30x Shoveler, 9x Shelduck, 28x Gadwall, 3x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, Woodcock, 200x Lapwing, ad YL Gull, 160x GBB Gull, (DSc)