Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday 24th October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Probable Richards Pipit flew SW at 12:55 also Black-necked Grebe and Scaup still

c45 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 11.20 (RCB)

Silverdale CP
Adult Caspian Gull on the Void this afternoon (SJT)

Hanchurch Woods
c160 Brambling bottom car park (HF SE)

Gailey Resv
14x Little Grebe, 23x G c Grebe, 3x Gadwall (@TheMoorhen)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Juvenile Scaup & Black-necked Grebe this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret still Tad Bay Ruff, YL Gull, 2x Shelduck (@rpintean)
130x Golden Plover, 18x Dunlin, Redshank, Great White Egret, 5x Snipe, 2x Little Egret, Peregrine & 2x Goosander (PDa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret on Jubilee Wetlands this morning (@wizz15) also 6x Golden Plover &  3x Pintail (@onionsargey)

Branston GPs
Jack Snipe, 12x Common Snipe, 5x Pintail, 36x Shoveler, 250x Teal, 28x Gadwall, 72x Wigeon, 220x Lapwing. imm Peregrine, Stonechat (DSc)

Swallow Moss
Male Hen Harrier near the farm drive by layby late afternoon.

1w Caspian Gull in the roost (@CWG_sightings)

73x Pink-footed Geese high SW at 09.25 (@RobSwift5)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 12x Goosander, 2x Shoveler & 22x Fieldfare (@rpintean)

Whitemoor Haye
187x Lapwing, 182x Cormorant, 20x Wigeon, 57x Linnet, 10x Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 61x Fieldfare, 12x Tree Sparrow, 20x Yellowhammer, 11x Collared Dove, 43x Stock Dove, Kestrel & Redwing (@BirderAlrewas)

Jack Snipe, 2x Stonechat, 6x Common Snipe, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 2x RL Partridge, Green Woodpecker, 120x Lapwing, 12x Yellowhammer, 6x Teal, 30x Meadow Pipit, 70x Chaffinch, Green Woodpecker, 6x Teal, 3x Siskin, 4x Goldcrest, Raven (Foz. JDu)

Croxall Lakes
1x Merlin (SCa)

Hanchurch Woods
3x Crossbill near the lower car park (TRo)

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x juv Scaup and Black-necked Grebe still, 70x Pink-footed Geese over west at 09:30, 4x Brambling thru (@BelvideBirding)

c80 Pink-footed Geese over Baswich NW at 10:15 (ABa)

Hem Heath
c100 Pink-footed Geese over NW (as per DEm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still Blithe Bay, 9x Golden Plover, 4x Dunlin Tad Bay (RCB)

Burston Marsh
19x Teal, 2x Shoveler, 9x Snipe & 22x Pied Wagtail (AEa)

2x Brambling & 20x Lesser Redpoll (TEy)

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday 21st October 2016

Westport Lake
2x Redshank briefly plus 56x Jackdaw & c375 Woodpigeon over SW (CJW, NJS)

Whitemoor Haye
9x Little Egret this afternoon (@BirderAlrewas)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Juv female Scaup and Black-necked Grebe in south east bay (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
108x Golden Plover, 15x Curlew, 2x Ruff, c10x Snipe, 5x Pintail, 35x Gadwall, 75x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 3x Stonechat (JW)

Caverswall Marsh
2x Jack Snipe, 20x Common Snipe and 60+ Pink-footed Geese over east at 10:20 (CO. GB.)

Tittesworth Resv
Kittiwake mid afternoon also 17x Whooper Swan.

Uttoxeter Quarry
15x Whooper Swan (RPo)

5x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 1x Green Sandpiper (AG)

Trentham Gdns
2x Black Swan, at least 22x Mandarin (GSa)

Cannock Chase
3x Stonechat, 200x Fieldfare (RWi)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday 19th October 2015

Belvide Resv
1x Wheatear on north shore, 1x Curlew Sandpiper, 1x Black-necked Grebe (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
3x Pintail, 12x Brambling, 5x Raven, 14x Pochard, 2x Stonechat, 2x Golden Plover (++3181)

Hanchurch Woods
6x Crossbill near lower car park (@tighthead22)

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Curlew Sandpiper and Black-necked Grebe still also drake Mandarin, 7x Pintail (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB)
36x Golden Plover, Pintail (@onionsargey)

Monday, 17 October 2016

Monday 17th October 2016

Blithfield Resv
NO SIGN of any CATTLE EGRETS this morning but near-adult Caspian Gull present (GJM. MPR) (WMBC members only)

Trentham Gardens
 Dipper, 2x Grey Wagtail, 5x Mandarin (MPa)

Branston GP
Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 4x Pintail, Little Egret, 16x Pochard, 45x Gadwall, 66x Wigeon, 34x Shoveler (JW)

Ford Green-Chatfield Valley
Stonechat, 2x Shoveler, Teal (JJo)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday 16th October 2016

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egrets below the dam (GJM. AM. EH.)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Firecrest by the ringing station at 14:15, Rock Pipit on shingle island also Curlew Sandpiper and Black-necked Grebe

Imm Marsh Harrier also 18x Pintail (Ian_m_grant)

Alrewas GPs
Whooper Swan, Cetti's Warbler (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GP
Pintail, c60x Wigeon, 32x Shoveler, 28x Gadwall, 17x Curlew, 2x Water Rail (DSc) 

200+ Redwing, 10x Fieldfare (TEy)

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Saturday 15th October 2016

Red Kite over The Mere at 16.15 (@broadwayeight)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Black-necked Grebe, 52x Great Crested Grebe, Ruff, Redshank, 6x Pintail, 81x Gadwall, 36x Shoveler, 17x Goldeneye, 102x Wigeon, Chiffchaff & 55x Fieldfare (BB)

Silverdale CP
Whinchat in the Void area (PSw)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday 14th October 2016

Ipstones Edge
Short-eared Owl & Stonechat (DCh)

Whitfield Valley
2x Stonechat, 3x Reed Bunting, 4x Meadow Pipit, 35x Jackdaw & Kingfisher (JJo)

c150 Redwing, 3x Fieldfare & 2x Swallow (TEy)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thursday 13th October 2016

Imm Marsh Harrier this morning (@NandanNick)

Belvide Resv
Curlew Sandpiper on north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Branston Gravel Pits
Pink-footed Goose, 3x Green Sandpiper, 10x Curlew, c10 Snipe, Little Egret, 70x Wigeon, 58x Shoveler, 25x Gadwall, 14x Pochard, 40x Little Grebe, 60x Fieldfare, c100 Redwing, Cetti's Warbler & 3x Stonechat (JWo)

Westport Lake
Water Rail & 2x Redwing over (PWa)

Peregrine over city centre (ABa)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Rock Pipit, Black-necked Grebe, 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull & 6x Pintail (BB)

67x Pink-footed Geese over at 10.40 (CJL)

Branston Gravel Pits
Little Egret, 42x Little Grebe, 2x Pintail, 28x Gadwall, 64x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 13x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 2x Common Gull, 2x Swallow, 2x Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 12x Goldcrest, 15x Redwing, Fieldfare, Raven, Cetti's Warbler & 2x Pipistrelle Bats (DSc)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Branston Gravel Pits
Pink-footed Goose, Common Scoter, Jack Snipe, 20x Snipe, 11x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 2x Pintail, 73x Wigeon, 35x Gadwall, 38x Shoveler, 17x Pochard, Little Egret, Kingfisher, c40 Redwing, 44x Little Grebe & Stonechat (JWo) Also 1x Fieldfare

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Black-necked Grebe, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper & 6x Pintail (BB)

Branston WP
Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 130x Wigeon, 46x Teal, 41x Gadwall

Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday 10th October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, Grey Plover still, Green Sandpiper, 8x Goldeneye, 6x Pintail, 2x Stonechat, Water Rail (@paulsmith15363)

Blithfield Resv
Great White Egret still in Tad at 13:15pm (JSh)

A38 Nr Catholme
26x Golden Plover (Ric)

Cuckoo Bank
40+ Skylark, 40+ Redwing, 18x Redpoll, 1x Peregrine (GHa)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sunday 9th October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Hawfinch flew over west at 08:20 also Black-necked Grebe and Grey Plover still, Little Egret flew east (@BelvideBirding)

Jack Snipe, 2x Ruff, 3x Pintail (@MartynYapp)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ruff, Dunlin, 4x Green Sandpiper,6x Snipe (NDP)

25x Redwing, 3x Redpoll, 4x Buzzard, 8x Lapwing, Swallow, 25x Meadow Pipit (TEy)

2x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler calling (DEm)

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl, 26x Little Egret. Golden Plover (RSPBMiddleton, JJH, SJH, PB)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 9x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 4x Pintail, 10x Snipe & 3x Little Grebe (SE, HF)
Great White Egret - Steve Edwards

3x calling immature Whooper Swans this morning (MBa)

Blackbank (vis mig)
3600x Redwing over 07:15 to 09:35 also 12x Brambling, c100 Pink-footed Geese, 5x Fieldfare (NDP)

Branston Water Park
Little Egret & 3x Chiffchaff (DSc)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Stonechat, 4x Chiffchaff, 58x Wigeon, 30x Shoveler, 2x Raven (DSc)

Cuckoo Bank
c70 Skylark, 6x Mistle Thrush, 9x Fieldfare, 15x Redwing, 2x Raven, 2x Chiffchaff, 7x Yellowhammer, 3x Kestrel, 3x Stock Dove, 2x Cormorant, 18x Lesser Redpoll, 3x Siskin (GHa)

3x Swallow over (GHa)

Cheddleton - Consall
36x Redwing, Chiffchaff & 2x Raven (DSc)

4x Teal, 2x Wigeon, 8x Snipe, Kestrel & 2x Raven (AEa)

Trentham Gardens
2x Goosander, 2x Mandarin Duck, 20x Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 3x Grey Wagtail (MPa)

1x Peregrine, 1x Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler (ALo)

Friday, 7 October 2016

Friday 7th October 2016

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret North Pit (SWo)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
In Tad Bay Great White Egret, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6x Dunlin & 2x Snipe (PDa)

Branston GP
16x Curlew, 10+ Snipe, Little Egret, 77x Wigeon, 5x Pochard, 42x Gadwall, 35x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 51x Little Grebe, 10x Chiffchaff (JWo) Also Peregrine (KJo)

Trentham Lakes (Stanley Matthews Way)
Jack Snipe, Eastern Rise also 4x Snipe, 30x Teal (SJT)

Juv Kittiwake, Dunlin, 6x Snipe, Peregrine, Willow Tit, 17x Wigeon, 12x Lapwing (SGi)

c100 Redwing, 12x Mistle Thrush & 2x Chiffchaff (TEy)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thursday 6th October 2016

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on north pit (@mjwstaffs)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Little Gull, Wheatear, 2x Ruff & 6x Fieldfare (MPi)

Whinchat & 2x Stonechat (IBu)

Cuckoo Bank
c50 Meadow Pipit, c60 Skylark, 2x Chiffchaff & Swallow (GHa)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Little Gull (4 ads and 4 1st win) (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Rock Pipit briefly, Black-necked Grebe, Grey Plover still (@BelvideBirding)

Silverdale CP
2x Redwing, 5x Teal & Dunlin (PCa)

10x Siskin, 3x Redpoll, 25x Redwing, Raven (TEy)

Cannock Chase
c30 Redwing near old quarry (JWo)

12x Redwing, 5x Redpoll (Foz)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Doxey Marsh
Jack Snipe, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher (@DoxeyBirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover and Black-necked Grebe still

Westport Lake
17x Wigeon at midday (SGi)

Coombes Valley
Up to 6 Brambling at the feeding station near the visitor centre (PBe. HWi.)

2x Raven over Rowley Park (ABa)

Monday, 3 October 2016

Monday 3rd October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover,  Black-necked Grebe still, Stonechat below the dam (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
Whinchat, 4x Stonehat, 6x Ruff, 18x Curlew, c30x Snipe, 3x Water Rail, Little Egret, 45x Little Grebe, 52x Wigeon, 31x Gadwall, 35x Shoveler, 2x Raven, Common Gull (JW)

24x Pink-footed Geese NW at 12:45 (TEy)

6x Goosander; 24x Snipe; 2x Shoveler; 7x Teal, Wigeon, 2x Grey Wagtail; Gadwall; Kestrel;  c100 Goldfinch; 2x Mistle Thrush (MPa. AEa.)

Cuckoo Bank
c70x Mipit, c25x Skylark, 9x Redwing, 3x Yellowhammer (x3055)

Wembley, Wembley Lane, Burntwood
2x Siskin, 2x Redpoll, 27x Mipit, 2x House Martin, 1x Swallow (x3055)

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whooper Swan in Tad Bay this morning (PFB, GJM) also Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 5x Pintail, 9x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 7x Ruff, 2x Wheatear & 2x Raven (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Grey Plover on North Shore (@NigelCarp2008) also Black-necked Grebe off Chappell Hide (BB)

17x Redwing this morning (RT, IBu)

3x Redwing & 20x Siskin (TEy)

Branston Gravel Pits
38x Gadwall, 32z Shoveler, Water Rail, 15x Snipe, 84x Lapwing, 2x Green Sandpiper, c150 Meadow Pipit, 6x Chiffchaff, 15x Swallow, 2x Raven, male Stonechat, 30x Linnet & Migrant Hawker Dragonflies (DSc)

Little Grebe, 8x Shoveler, Kestrel, 2x Teal, 9x Snipe, 18x Swallow & 15x House Martin (AEr)

Kingfisher, c200 Meadow Pipit, 42x Skylark, 106x Lapwing, 13x Yellowhammer & c30 Linnet (@136jamie)

Endon SW
1x Yellow Wagtail, 8x Swallow, 1x Chiffchaff (GBr)

Cuckoo Bank
c60x Mipit, 18x Skylark, 2x Raven (x3055) also 100x Skylark, 300x Meadow Pipit, 3x Stonechat, Whitethroat & female Merlin (CWG_sightings)

Wembley Lane Burntwood
11x House Martin, 4x Swallow, 2x Raven (x3055)

Cheddleton - Consall
Redwing over, Chiffchaff, 2x Raven (DSc)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Saturday 1st October 2016

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still (@NigelCarp2008)

Aqualate Mere
Black-necked Grebe (PJo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 17x Teal, 4x Redpoll, Siskin, Chiffchaff (RPo)

River Sow Meadows
17x Snipe, 9x Wigeon, Goosander, c100 Meadow Pipit, 14x Skylark, 59x Lapwing, Yellowhammer, 5x Chiffchaff (RSw)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper still, 4x Pintail (RPo)

A late Swift (@TheSnapper1978)

Knypersley Resv
vizmig 0745 - 1115 saw 1039x Meadow Pipits, 66x Swallows, 10x House Martin, 10x Siskin, 7x Pied Wagtail, 2x Skylark, 3x Golden Plover (GBr)

Cuckoo Bank
c60 Meadow Pipit, c20 Skylark, 7x Bullfinch, Swallow & Wheatear (GHa)

Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday 30th September 2016

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, 13x Golden Plover, 6x Ringed Plover (@RSPBMiddleton)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret and Black-necked Grebe still, 5x Pintail, Little Egret, Kingfisher  (@paulsmith15363 & JJH SJH)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
1x Great White Egret, Black Tern, Curlew Sandpiper, 2x Wood Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 12x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin, 7x Ruff, Wheatear, 2x Little Egret, 7x Pintail (SE&HF)

Branston GP
1x juv Pectoral Sandpiper present from 22nd to 26th September in area with no general access (per Staffsbirdnews). Today saw 1x Whinchat, 2x Stonechat, 3x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 2x Greenshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 22+ Snipe, Little Egret, Pintail, 49x Wigeon, 17x Gadwall, 29x Shoveler, 51x Little Grebe, Raven, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Silverdale CP
8x Teal (PCap)

6x Golden Plover, Wigeon, Snipe, Peregrine (RGi)  -  4x Teal, Wheatear, 2x Little Grebe