Saturday, 3 November 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egrets flew low north early morning from the roost, with at least 3 counted and most out of view also 63x Little Egrets left to the south, 3x Stonechat, 4x Goldeneye. Shelduck on JW, drake Pintail reedbed pool (SAt)  -  One Great White Egret still present mid morning, 4x Pochard,  (MSc)

Whitemoor Haye
19x Grey Partridge, 27x Golden Plover over, 50x Skylark, 5x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, 2x GBB Gull, 220x Fieldfare, (Birder Alrewas)  -  200x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 200x Lapwing (NBr)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret and Great White Egret still (JJH)  -  Cattle Egret still at 15:00, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, (SRi)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Goosander, 11x Wigeon, 27x Shoveler, 80x Teal, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker (RPo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Ruff, Redshank, 25x Golden Plover (RPo)  -  Also 34x Little Grebe, 2x Pintail, 74x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, 18x Gadwall, 50x Pochard, 68x Golden Plover, 150x Lapwing, Dunlin, 14x Curlew, 2x ad YL Gull, 2x Stonechat, 6x Redpoll (DSc)

Gailey Resv
4x Pochard. 70x Linnet (SRi)

Cannock Chase (Abraham's Valley)
12x Crossbill, 100x Redpoll, 40x Siskin, 2x Snipe and 15x Brambling west of Cadet Huts (RSw)
No sign of the Great Grey Shrike so far.

Brookleys Lake
54x Mandarin, (RPo)

76x Mandarin on pool by Earls Rock House (RPo)

Ad Caspian Gull, Ad Med Gull