17th March 2016

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Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

WILLINGTON GP   The 2nd winter Caspian Gull again present on the spit mid-morning on 17th Mar. It was also present on 11th Mar. On 16th Mar 2 Great Crested Grebes, 16 Cormorants, 4 Grey Herons, 2 Grey Lag Geese, 23 Canada Geese, 4 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7+ Common Buzzards, 4 Oystercatcher, 82 Lapwing, 11 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cettis Warbler, 3 Long Tailed Tits and a Bullfinch. On 15th Mar a cream crown Marsh Harrier briefly mid-morning. A Jack Snipe from Platform 1 on 7th Mar.

CARSINGTON WATER   An Avocet on Stones Island early morning on 11th March and 10 Whooper Swans and 6 Goosanders.. Still 3 Great Northern Divers on 16th Mar and 11+ Goldeneye. An adult Mediterranean Gull roosted on 7th Mar and 33 Curlew came into roost as well.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Twite flew through NW over the West CAR Park late morning on 8th Mar. On 9th Mar c45 Snipe and 3 Curlew whilst on 10th Mar a flock of 13 Dunlin flew NE late morning. On 11th Mar 40 Whooper Swans present early morning only and later 2 adult Kittiwakes, an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Ringed Plover. A Red Kite, a Goshawk and a Chiffchaff on 12th Mar. On 16th Mar a Little Ringed Plover flew through late morning.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GP   On 10th Mar 10 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Lag Geese, 6 Shelduck, 74 Wigeon,9 Gadwall, 79 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 91 Tufted Duck, 30 Goldeneye, 1 Smew-drake, 4 Goosander, 3 Oystercatcher, an adult Caspian Gull flew NE, 2 Cettis Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Long Tailed Tits. On 17th Mar similar numbers of Wildfowl with 40 Goldeneye,3 Goosander, 5 Common Gull,  a 2nd winter Caspian Gull, 1 Cettis Warbler and 5 Siskin.

SHARDLOW SEWAGE WORKS   The Siberian Chiffchaff again briefly on 12th Mar but the bird was mobile and very elusive.

ST.CHADS  WATER   On 14th Mar 107 Wigeon, 32 Gadwall and 17 Tufted Duck.

CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR   On 14th Mar 8 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 137 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, 47 Coot and 2 Common Gulls-ads.

CHADDESDEN PARK   A drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on 10th Mar.

MIDDLETON MOOR   15 Whooper Swans and a Dunlin on 11th Mar. Still 17 Whooper Swans here from 12-14th Mar with a Shelduck, 2 Pintail and 59 Curlew on 12th Mar.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   40 Whooper Swans flew North on 14th Mar with 10 present on 15th Mar and a Redshank.

PLEASLEY COLLIERY   A Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Redshank on 12th Mar with 2 Jack Snipe on 16th Mar.

SUDBURY LAKE   A Red Kite on 14th Mar.

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