Monday, 31 August 2015

Monday 31st August 2015

Berryhill
Wryneck in coppice c150m NW of the 'Lapland Bunting paddock' also Pied Flycatcher 7x Redstart, 7x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x WhinchatTree Pipit, 7x Wheatear (NDP) - 7x Whinchat at the Lap Bunt Paddock at 15:00 (RT)

The Berryhill Wryneck by Dave Kelsall
Blithfield Res
111x Ringed Plover, Knot, Sanderling, Garganey (GJM MPR) - Osprey and 2x Pintail Tad Bay, Peregrine Blithe Bay, Turnstone, Ruff, Whinchat Admaston Reach (RPo). Also 9x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 5x Greenshank, 4x Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Wheatear, Mediterranean Gull, 4x Little Egret (SE & HF)

Croxden Quarry
Spoonbill still on main lagoon from the viewpoint from 07:35 to 1020 then flew off to SW

A very soggy Spoonbill at Croxden Quarry at 0735hrs this morning. It flew off during a pause in the rain
 Belvide Res
53x Ringed Plover through at 09:10, Spotted Redshank to 15:30 only, juv Arctic Tern, Pintail

Spotted Redshank by Nigel Talbot

Doveridge
2x Dipper and 3x Kingfisher on the River Dove (TG)

Tittesworth Resv
1x Common Scoter, 4x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Common Sand, Little Egret 

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunday 30th August 2015

Croxden Quarry
Spoonbill from viewpoint this evening

Belvide Res
Spotted Redshank on north shore from 10.55 to 12.00 (BB)

Codsall
5x Ring-necked Parakeet flew south this morning (DCa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
c2 Wood Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit & Garganey (TVB)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Saturday 29th August 2015

Belvide Res
Spotted Redshank until 10:00 only also Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit

Blithfield Resv
Common Crane, Osprey in Blithe Bay (BC LC). Also 3x Greenshank in Tad Bay (NJS)

Branston GP
3x Little Egret, 27x Shoveler, 13x Curlew, 11x Ruff, 1x Green Sandpiper, 1x Dunlin, 1x Greenshank (NJS)

Berryhill
8x Redstart, 2x Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin (NDP RT)

i54
1x Common Sandpiper, 1x Grey Wagtail, 10x Chiffchaff (MFo)

Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday 28th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Common Crane, Garganey, 2x Osprey, 5x Greenshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 15x Ringed Plover, 13x LR Plover, 7x Common Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 8x Little Egret, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, 5x Swift, 6x Yellow Wagtail (SE HF)

Belvide Res
Spotted Redshank at west end (BB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper Jubilee Wetlands at 10:45 (SW)

Gailey Res
Dunlin, 13x Gadwall, 3x Pochard, 2x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Swift & 2x Spotted Flycatcher (SR)

Burston Pool
2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper (BB JB

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 5x Redstart. Tree Pipit (RT NDP) 


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thursday 27th August 2015

Gailey Res
Immature Goshawk seen in flight several times til at least 13.00. Also 2x Hobby and 10x Raven (SRi)

Branston Gravel Pits
Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 3x Ruff, Redshank, 14x Curlew, 2x Little Egret, 23x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, Cetti’s Warbler. (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret. (JWo)

Tucklesholme
18x Small Heath, 6x Brown Argus, 12+ Common Blue. (JWo)

Aston - Burston
2x Ruff, 5x Green Sandpiper, 7x Yellow Wagtail, c15 Tree Sparrow, 4x Snipe,  2x Raven, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher (DCo)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 6x Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit & Grey Wagtail (RT, NDP)

Knypersley Resv
1x Redstart, 11x Swallows, 15+ House Martin, 2x Blackcap (GBr)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday 26th August 2015

Blithfield Res
2x Little Stint from the causeway (GPr) also Common Crane, Osprey, 12x Dunlin, 11x Little Ringed Plover, 13x Ringed Plover, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, Wigeon, Little Owl, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, 34x Barnacle Geese, 4x Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear (SE, HF)

Otherton
Immature Whinchat just north of Gailey Res at paddocks viewable from Micklewood Road, also c8 Yellow Wagtail (SR)

Belvide Res
Adult & juvenile Black Tern this morning (BB)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Great White Egret Dairy House Reach (PDH GJM). Also Great White Egret still 13:00hrs, 2x Little Stint, 2x Ruff, 1x Osprey (MCh)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands, 3x Ruff, Dunlin, LR Plover, 2x Hobby (TVB)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Snipe, Wigeon, 155x Teal, 26x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 21x Shoveler, 4x Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, Hobby, Common Blue Butterfly (JWo)

Belvide Res
No sign any Garganey

Berryhill
4x Redstart, 4x Tree Pipit, 2x Peregrine (RT NDP)

Knypersley Resv
1w male Redstart, 1x Whitethroat, 2x Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 300+ Swallows and House Martins (GBr)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Monday 24th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Common Crane and 2x Little Stint still this morning. - 2x Spotted Redshank mid day Tad Bay (RCB) - Additional 2x Osprey Tad Bay, 6x Black-tailed Godwit, YL Gull, 4x Ringed Plover (SR)

Belvide Res
2x Garganey still at the west end.

Middleton Lakes
3x Wood Sandpiper on North Pit but flew south (@TameBirding)

Wetley Moor
Spotted Flycatcher, 20x Willow Warbler, 2x Jay, 2x Buzzard (RB)

River Sow Meadows
2x Hobby, Raven, 20+ Blackcap, 2x Sedge Warbler, 6x Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Whitethroat, 15+ Chiffchaff & Kingfisher.
Yesterday evening..12x Swift (RSw)

Otherton Paddocks
Tree Pipit over south, 2x Redstart, 2x Spotted Fly, 3x Yellow Wagtail (@TheSnapper1978)

Tittesworth
5x Common Sand,  LR Plover, 2x Kingfisher (SGi)

Berryhill
5x Redstart, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Siskin, 46x Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine (RT NDP)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Blithfield Res
4x Black Tern at the deep end (MPR GMT) - Juv Little Stint, 3x Dunlin at the causeway.
Tad Bay Common Crane, 2x Osprey, Wood Sandpiper, Peregrine, 2x Wigeon, 3x Greenshank, 6x Little Egret, 2x Yellow-legged Gull (RPo, CCo). Tonight 2x Little Stint and 1x Whinchat (GJM)

Crane at Blithfield today by Jon Woodcock
....and also Osprey also by Jon
Belvide Res
3x Black Tern, 2x Garganey still, 5x Ruff

Gailey Res
8x Common Sandpipers, ad Common Gull, 2x Common Tern, 5x Swift (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
Juv Whinchat along the conveyor belt (@AlrewasBirder)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo Blackbank bottom of Silverdale track track  at 11:00 (PJ)

Burton
Red Kite over south (BTa)

Tittesworth
Common Tern, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (SGi)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 6x Redstart, 3x Wheatear, 3x Spotted Flycatcher (NDP RT)

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Saturday 22nd August 2015

Belvide Res
Sandwich Tern until 11:40 at least, 2x Garganey still, 8x Ruff

The Sandwich Tern at Belvide today by Steve Nuttall

Blithfield Res
Osprey in Tad Bay at 09:20. Also 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, 2x Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull (NJS) - Common Crane still mid day also 3x Ruff, Greenshank, Redshank, 2x Snipe, 15x Common Tern, 20x Barnacle Geese (PFo)

Branston GP
3x Little Egret, 13x Curlew, 8x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 1x Black-tailed Godwit (NJS)

Gailey Resv
5x Shoveler, Hobby, 2x Common Tern, 4+ Spotted Fly, 5x Raven (@The Snapper1978)

Otherton Paddocks, just N of Gailey
1x Redstart along disused railway line. Also Spotted Fly and 6+ Yellow Wagtails (@The Snapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Redstart, 17x Raven, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, Willow Tit, 2x Black Swan (RPo)

Berryhill
Whinchat, Stonechat, 6x Redstart, 4x Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 10x Spotted Flycatcher, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, 41x Chiffchaff, 18x Whitethroat, 7x Blackcap, Peregrine, 12x Swift (RT NDP)

Knypersley Resv
1x Redstart (GBr)

Coven Heath
11x Yellow Wagtail at the sewerage plant (JDu)

Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday 21st August 2015

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Belvide Res
2x Black Tern (adult and juv) at 08:45

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wood Sandpiper, 2x Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin & Little Ringed Plover (TVB)

Pendeford Hall NR
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, Kingfisher (JDu)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 9x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, 108x Teal, 7x Shoveler, 24x Pochard, 32x Little Grebe, 24x GC Grebe, Peregrine (juv) (JWo)

Black-tailed Godwit by Jon Woodcock

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday 20th August 2015

Blithfield Res
2x Osprey today (BRo), also 7x Ruff, Peregrine & Common Crane still (ABl)

Otherton
Redstart still north of Gailey Res at paddocks, also c6 Yellow Wagtail, adult Hobby, Kingfisher & 4x Green Woodpecker (IMo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Wood Sandpiper & Garganey this evening (TVB)

Gailey Res
2x Common Tern, 2x Shoveler, 9x Gadwall, Pochard, 2x Raven, Green Woodpecker (IMo)

Belvide Res
2x Garganey still, Turnstone to 13:20 only also male Redstart 

i54
1x Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, 100+ House Martin (MFo)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday 19th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still this afternoon, also Osprey in a tree with a fish in Tad Bay (CVa)

Gailey Res
Juv Med Gull at 11:30 on sailing lake also c15 Swift. Just north of Gailey Redstart at Otherton paddocks along Micklewood Rd, (SR)


juv Mediterranean Gull at Gailey today (SR)

The Redstart at Otherton Paddocks (SR)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands from west hide at 10:45

Dimmingsdale
Red Kite over the Ranger moving SE (KK)

Belvide Res
2x Garganey still at the west end also male Redstart

Silverdale CP
2x Green Woodpecker, 3x Raven, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (BC)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tuesday 18th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still at 12:20 (ALo) - Osprey over Tad Bay at 12:30 (GSa, ALo) also Peregrine (ALo, SR). 3x Greenshank, 15x Ringed Plover, 5x Ruff, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 3x Little Egret, 1x Barnacle Goose (SR, HMi)
Update - no sign of Common Crane at 17:45, 8x Ruff, 6x Greenshank, 5x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 8x Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 4x Little Egret, 5x Yellow Wagtail, 150x Linnet, 30x Barnacle Geese (RCB)

Belvide Resv
2x Garganey still at west end

Middleton Lakes
2x Garganey (1 at West Scrape, 1 Main part), Also Ruff and Dunlin (@TameBirding)

Bobbington
Greenshank briefly at the mere also Spotted Flycatcher (DBa)

Otherton Paddocks off Micklewood Road, North of Gailey Res
Tree Pipit, Spotted Fly, 3+ Yellow Wagtails (SR)

Branston GP
Greenshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 9x Ruff, 2x Snipe, 4x Little Egret, 22x Pochard, 128x Tufted Duck, 6x Shoveler, 31x Little Grebe, 2x Painted Lady, Migrant Hawker (JW)

Greenshank at Branston today by Jon Woodcock
i54
1x Little Egret, Tawny Owl and Grey Wagtail (MFo)


Monday, 17 August 2015

Monday 17th August 2015

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Ruff, Wood Sandpiper & Green Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands this morning (@RSPBMiddleton)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Tern, Goldeneye, Hobby, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, c40 Tree Sparrow, Mistle Thrush & Whitethroat (SCo)

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still, 4x Little Egret, 6x Greenshank, 4x Ruff, 12x Ringed Plover, 11x LR Plover, 9x Common Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 12x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 5x Spotted Flycatcher, Common Tern (SE HF)

Belvide Res
2x eclipse drake Garganey still at west end

Gailey
2x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, Hobby, 2x Common Tern, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler (@TheSnapper1978)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday 16th August 2015

North Staffs Moors
Short-eared Owl near the Mermaid Pub this evening (SDu)

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still in Blithe Bay this afternoon (IGr), also 5x Dunlin, 9x Ringed Plover, 9x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit & Ruff (S&H), also Oystercatcher (SP)

Berryhill
Ring-necked Parakeet over west at 09:03 also Whinchat, 3x Redstart (RT NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Reported Curlew Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands is now considered to be a Dunlin

Belvide Res
2x Garganey, Greenshank, 2x Ruff, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 2x Snipe, 511x Lapwing, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 48x Teal, 3x Wigeon, 6x Shoveler, 15x Gadwall, 207x Mallard, 102x Tufted Duck, Pochard, 32x Great Crested Grebe, 2x Little Grebe, 328x Greylag Geese, 91x Cormorant, 2x Water Rail, 2x Kingfisher, Garden Warbler & Peregrine (BB)

Tittesworth Res
2x juvenile RedstartRinged Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper & colour ringed Cormorant (SGi)
Steve Gibson

I54
2x Greenshank, 2x Little Ringed Plover & Hobby over (JDu)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Saturday 15th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still this morning in Blithe Bay - Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 5x Snipe, 16x Dunlin, 11x LR Plover, 7x Common Sandpiper, 3x YL Gull, Wheatear, 1010x Canada Geese (RCB)
Steven Pick

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Garganey still west scrape also 2x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, LR Plover (TVB)

Gailey Res
4x Spotted Flycatcher below dam, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler (SR)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 2x Redstart, Tree Pipit over, Spotted Flycatcher (RT NDP) - Snipe, Swift (PB DW) 3x Peregrine

Highgate Common
3x Redstart

Cannock Chase
Redstart opposite stepping stones

Belvide Res
2x Garganey still at west end

Knypersley Res
1x Redstart, 11x Siskin (GBr)

Audley
Hobby, 6x Tree Sparrow, 2x Yellowhammer (PAD)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday 14th August 2015

Gailey Res
Bar-tailed Godwit through west on sailing lake at 08.00, 3x Arctic Tern ( adult, 1st sum, juv) 17x Common Tern, Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, 10x Swift (SR IM)

Belvide Res
4x Black Tern, juvenile Arctic Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit through NW at 09:40, also Whimbrel, Ruff, 17x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin & 2x Garganey  - 12x Black Tern (inc 11 adults) this afternoon and adult Arctic Tern (BB)

Blithfield Res
Bar-tailed Godwit  Tad Bay (GJM) - Common Crane still also 6x Greenshank, 8x Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, Ruff, Green Sandpiper,Yellow Wagtail, 10x Swift (RCB)

Tittesworth Res
Black Tern, 10x Common Tern & Little Egret (SG)

Aqualate Mere
7x Black Tern by 16:30

Croxden Quarry
Knot on viewpoint lagoon at 09:25. -  fem/juv Goldeneye at 19:15 but no sign of the Knot (RPo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black Tern at 17:30 also Knot, Greenshank, 7x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret (RPo)

i54
4x Green Sandpiper (MFo)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Thursday 13th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Juvenile Arctic Tern of  Beech Tree Point at 12:00 (GJM MPR) - Common Crane still Blithe Bay 2x Greenshank, 6x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 5x LR Plover, Curlew, 4x Little Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Common Sandpiper (RCB)

Gailey Res
Juv Med Gull x BH Gull hybrid til 11:15 then flew east also Tree Pipit, Hobby thru at 09:45, 2x Willow Tit (IM SR)

Silverdale CP
Tree Pipit over SW at 05:52 (JHu)

Branston Gravel Pits
8x Ruff, 5x Green Sandpiper, 6x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, Common Tern, 19x Pochard, 7x Shelduck, 6x Shoveler, 62x Teal. (JWo)

Belvide Res
2x eclipse drake Garganey still also a Whinchat

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Cheddleton
Alpine Swift reported high over at 10:00

Blithfield Res
Sanderling and 5x Redstart (GJM) - Common Crane still top end of Blithe Bay at 13:15 (SR JSh)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 2x Redstart, Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine, Hobby, Little Owl, Juv Little Grebe, Grasshopper Warbler, 8x Swift,  (RT)

Gailey Res
Hobby, 2x Common Tern, Spotted Flycatcher (SR)

Silverdale CP
On The Void: Hobby (present for 2nd day), Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Essex Skippers (NDP)

Belvide Res
2x eclipse drake Garganey still at west end

Armitage
Redstart this evening at Gorsy Bank (GJM)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tuesday 11th August 2015

Tittesworth Res
Bee-eater reported heard only over track midway between Butt Beach and causeway at 16:40

Blithfield Res
Common Crane still Blithe Bay at 11:30 also Wood Sandpiper at 10:00 Tad Bay, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Greenshank, 2x Dunlin. (PBe) - additionally 6x Common Sandpiper, 6x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Redshank, 15x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 3x Wheatear, 2x Redstart, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl, 5x Little Egret, 9x Shoveler, 33x Barnacle Geese (RCB)

Berryhill
Juv Redstart still also 2x Lesser Whitethroat (NDP) 

Belvide Res
2x eclipse drake Garganey still at west end

Branston GPs
4x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, Shoveler, 16x Shelduck, 15x Pochard, 74x Teal, 25x Little Grebe, 20x Great Crested Grebe, 2x Little Egret. (JWo)

i54
3x Green Sandpiper, 1x LRP, Grey Wagtail (MFo)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Monday 10th August 2015

Blithfield Res
Garganey Tad Bay this morning (GJM MPR) - Common Crane still top end Blithe Bay this afternoon (SR) Additionally 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, 6x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 5x Little Egret (RCB)

Ingestre
Hobby this morning (RCB)

Belvide Res
2x Garganey still also 4x Ruff and the juvenile Med x BH Gull hybrid

i54
2x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Grey Wagtail, Common Darter (MFo)

Dunlin at i54
Common Darter at i54. Both by M. Foster



Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday 9th August 2015

Chatterley Whitfield
1s male Red-footed Falcon till 12:45hrs then flew off and no further sign (LHa)

RFF by @Staffsbirdnews

Blithfield Res
Common Crane in Blithe Bay viewable form causeway (A&E), also this morning juvenile Marsh Harrier & Osprey (GJM, MPR) - also in Blithe Bay 9x Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin (RCB)

Belvide Res
2nd summer Mediterranean Gull today (NTa) - 2x eclipse drake Garganey still at west end

Nigel Talbot

Gailey Res
2x Common Tern, 2x Pochard, 2x Gadwall & adult Spotted Flycatcher in bridleway hedge (IMo)

I54 Pool
3x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, Water Rail, c60 House Martin & 50x Linnet (JDu) Also Reed Warbler, 4x Southern Hawker (MFo)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Goldeneye, 12x Tree Sparrow, 3x Yellow Wagtail & Sparrowhawk (SCo)

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Saturday 8th August 2015

Westport Lake
juv White-winged Black Tern present from 08:20hrs to 19:00hrs at least (PLo, CJW, NJS)

WWBT at Westport today by Dave Kelsall
and this by Hughie King

Belvide Resv
Juv Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid, 2x Garganey, juv Ruff , 2x Redshank, 1x Dunlin, 1x Ringed Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 1x Green Sandpiper, 1x Wigeon, 1x Goosander, 2x Black Swan, juv Spotted Fly, 1x prob juv Cuckoo (@BelvideBirding)


hybrid Med x BHG at Belvide today by @BelvideBirder

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 6x Green Sandpiper, 4x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 9x Common Tern, 2x Hobby, Spotted Fly, 2x Yellow Wagtail (@rpintean)

Berryhill Fields
Spotted Fly (@TheStokeStalker)

North Staffs Moors
8x Dark Green Fritillaries (NDP)



Dark Green Fritillaries in the county today (NDP)


Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday 7th August 2015

Codsall
2x Ring-necked Paraqeet over S at 08:27

Blithfield Res
Spotted Redshank in Blithe Bay also 3x Black-tailed Godwit

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Curlew, Snipe, 33x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 16x Shelduck, 37x Teal, 27x Pochard, Mandarin, 10x Purple Hairstreak, 4x Common Blue Butterfly, 3x Painted Lady, 6x Red Admiral, 14x Peacock, 10x Comma, Numerous:- Cicadella viridis, Roesel’s Bush-cricket, Lesser Marsh Grasshopper. (JWo)

Purple Hairstreak by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
2x eclipse drake Garganey still at the west end also immature Pied Flycatcher behind Gazebo hide

Baggeridge CP
5x Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 2x Emperor Dragonfly, sev Brown Hawker, White-lettered Hairstreak rpt on 27/7 (@TheMoorhen)