Friday, 1 February 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

                                                  WMBC BELVIDE RESERVE
            Work will start on Monday 4th February (weather permitting) to replace the steps on
            the Scott Hide with a fully compliant access ramp.
            This work is scheduled to take all week during which time the hide will be out of action.
            Steps on Gazebo Hide will also be replaced but this will only take one day.
            Our apologies for any inconvenience caused during works.

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
75x Pink-footed Geese over north at 10:00 (CDa)

115x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 13:10 (PMo)

Red Street
11x Snipe (JMa)

Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull in the roost, 18x Goosander, 23x Pochard

Branston Water Park
2x Egyptian Geese, 4x Pochard, 6x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 2x Little Egret (JWo)

Barton Marina
Oystercatcher, 58x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 4x Little Egret (JWo)

Branston GPs
24x Little Grebe, 6x Shelduck, 14x Wigeon, 52x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 22x Pochard, Goldeneye, 5x Ruff, 6x Curlew, Snipe, Redshank, 4x YL Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine, c15,000 Starlings (DSc)

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

Gailey Resv
36x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 5x Gadwall, 8x Little Grebe, nearby at Otherton 40x Golden Plover, Merlin, 2x Goosander (CVa)

Cannock Chase
15x Waxwing briefly at Strawberry Hill (CVa)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl again at 17:00, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 83x Teal, 10x Goosander, 16x Shoveler, 5x Snipe (RSw)

Silverdale CP
1w Caspian Gull on The Void (DKe)