Sunday, 28 October 2018

Sunday 28th October 2018

7x Whooper Swan over SE at 08:08, 16x Brambling, 7x Crossbill, Redpoll, 3x Golden Plover, 18x Lapwing, 5x Snipe (RTo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Whooper Swan dropped in Blithe Bay at 08:45 (GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Water Pipit (GPr)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler, 3x Goldeneye, 6x Pochard, Redpoll over (SRi)

Knypersley Resv
Crossbill at Lodge Barn Road and a Woodcock flushed (GBr)

Audley Meadows
Long-eared Owl (PDo)

Whooper Swan still on Pretty Pigs (TPe)

Middleton Lakes
5x Whooper Swan -3ad, 2juvs on North pit to 07:54 only, (CLe, MRo, BRi), 2x Great White Egret still (DCo)  - 6x Great White Egret roosted in the riverside willows (Mercian Birding)  -  Goshawk reported North Pit at 11:00 (SCl)

Tittesworth Water
Drake Common Scoter still, 3x Mandarin, 37x Lapwing (per JOa)

Whitemoor Haye
51x Little Egret on main lake, also Ruff with 90x Lapwing near quarry entrance, (alrewas birder)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Egyptian Geese, 2x  Pintail, 50x Wigeon, 32x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 38x Gadwall, Shelduck, 40x GBB Gull, Peregrine, 4x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 11x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 4x Golden Plover, c220 Lapwing, 3x YL Gull, pr Stonechat, 6x Redpoll, 2x Siskin. 7x adult Whooper Swan flew in at 17:02 from the west (from Blithfield) and landed on the lake next to Ashy Pit (DSc)

2x Crossbill over (DSc)

Ipstones Edge
34x Lapwing (TEy)

2w YL Gull in the roost

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Caspian Gull in the roost also 40x Goldeneye