Saturday, 2 February 2019

Saturday 2nd 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 the Gazebo hide will also be replaced but this will only take one day.
             Our apologies for any inconvenience cause during works.

Doxey Marsh
Woodcock near the Octagonal hide (GPr) - Short-eared Owl still, Little Egret, Water Rail (APr)

Whitemoor Haye
18x Grey Partridge, 150x Linnet, 11x Egyptian Geese, 54x Wigeon, Pochard (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret still early morning, Ruff, 55x Pochard, 4x Pintail, 2x Pink-footed Geese

10x Whooper Swan (EFo)

Knypersley Resv
Red Kite over at 13:00, 2x Pintail, 2x Goosander, Woodcock, Water Rail (GBr)

Westport Lake
25x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye (DKe)

Tittesworth Water
3x Little Egret, 4x Shoveler, Pintail, 140x Teal, 8x Pochard, 12x Goosander, 5x Wigeon, 6x Snipe, 5x Lapwing (SG, IB, CT)

2x Golden Plover, 100x Lapwing (JDu)

Madeley STW
Little Egret, Woodcock (NDP)

Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Cannock Chase
4x Crossbill, Kingfisher (RSw)

Mandarin on the frozen canal (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Branston GPs
2x Egyptian Geese, 8x Shelduck, 62x Shoveler, 14x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Snipe, 3x Curlew, 3x ad YL Gull, 4x GBB Gull, 30x Linnet, c20,000 Starlings (DSc)