Saturday, 5 January 2019

Saturday 5th January 2019

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret flew south along the river, 2x Peregrine, 74x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 17x Pochard, Chiffchaff, (alrewas birder)  -  4x Brambling from rough track (TPe)

9x Waxwing still (MYa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still, 3x Cattle Egret left there roost at 09:05

Ad Kittiwake thru east at 08:35, 2x Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose (Steve Richards)

Alrewas GPs
2x Pink-footed Geese with the Grey Lags (alrewas birder)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 2x Stonechat, 4x Goosander, Common Gull (GPr)

Knypersley Resv
2x Willow Tit by the old hatchery, 50x Redpoll, Woodcock by the castle, 4x Goosander (GBr)

Cannock Chase
20x Crossbill, 100x Redpoll/Siskin,  Abraham's Valley (TSt)  -  Great Grey Shrike in clearfell SW of the shooting butts then flew north towards Abraham's Valley (PBa)

Whooper Swan with Mutes viewable from A513 (TPe)

Branston GPs
Fem Long-tailed Duck back on Ashy Pit also 20x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 70x Golden Plover, Snipe, 4x Goldeneye, 32x Wigeon, AD YL Gull, Stonechat, c20,000 Starling, (Dave Scattergood) -
Also 2x Egyptian Geese, Redshank, 24x Curlew (Alrewas Birder)

Uttoxeter Quarry
220x Golden Plover, Whooper Swan, Goldeneye (EFo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Blithe Bay Whooper Swan, 47x Wigeon, 7x Gadwall, 5x Goldeneye, Peregrine (RCB)

Alrewas GPs
101x Wigeon, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 2x Goosander, Pochard, Goldeneye, Snipe, 3x Chiffchaff (birder alrewas)

National Arboretum
Chiffchaff (alrewas birder)

Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, ad Med Gull (SRi)

Goosander on Elmore Park pool (JPe)