Saturday, 22 December 2018

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still,

c100 Pink-footed Geese east over Newcastle college at 09:00 (STu)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit (TJa, DRo, GB,)  -  Also 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 12x Shelduck, 20x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 10x Wigeon, Mandarin, pr Goldeneye, c100 Lapwing, 17x Curlew, 6x Snipe, 2 ad YL Gull, c150x GBB Gull, Tawny Owl, c10,000 roosting Starlings gave a good murmuration tonight. No sign of the American Wigeon/Hybrids this pm (DSc)

c110 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 09:10 (AJo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl at 16:30, 180x Lapwing, 5x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 6x Shoveler, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
522x Lapwing, 450x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 2x Gadwall, Little Grebe (CDa)

Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost, Little Egret

Middleton Lakes
North Pit Stonechat, Goosander, JW 13x Shelduck, 8x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 121x Lapwing, 2x Cetti's Warbler, , Dosthill NR 4x Goldeneye,  (SAt)

7x Whooper Swan with 42x Mute Swans, 10x Goosander (TEy)

Whooper Swans by Terry Eyre

18x Brambling - 8 at upper track feeding station and 10 at the lower track (BCa, LCa)