Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sunday 3rd 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 Gazeboe Hide will also be replaced but this will only lake one day.
             Our apologies for any inconvenience caused during works.

Doxey Marsh
Common Gull, Goosander, 2x Gadwall, Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, 2x Water Rail, (GPr)  -  2x Cattle Egret still

Whitemoor Haye
3x Brambling along the rough track, 600x Lapwing, 9x Egyptian Geese, 20x Yellowhammer, 2x Snipe, several Tree Sparrow, 41x Wigeon, (BirderAlrewas)  - also 3x Great White Egret, Peregrine (JAl)

2x Jack Snipe, 9x Common Snipe, 2x Green Woodpecker (MFo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret, Ruff, 3x Goosander

Great White Egret on River Trent (BirderAlrewas)

Trentham Gardens
17x Gadwall,  2x Kingfisher, 6x Little Grebe, Water Rail from Kingfisher hide, (PBi, DWa) - also Dipper, 3x Shoveler, 2x Wigeon (DKe)

Silverdale CP
Jack Snipe, Water Rail, 6x Common Snipe, Stonechat (PJo)

Westport Lake
2x Goldeneye, 17x Goosander

By Steve Seal

Ad Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 50x Shoveler, 20x Wigeon, 16x Gadwall, 150x Teal, 30x Pochard, Goldeneye, Shelduck, 14x Curlew, 3x Ruff, Redshank, 2x Snipe, 3x YL Gull, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, c20,000 Starling (DSc)

Stoke on Trent
Barn Owl in fields off Woodpark Lane, Lightwood (Andm)

Alrewas Arboretum/Croxall
6x Goosander, 6x Shelduck, 12x Teal, Little Grebe (JWo)

Dipper on the Churnet just down from the bridge by JCB Finance (JDr)

Alrewas GPs
82x Wigeon, 4x Pochard, 3x Chiffchaff (BirderAlrewas)