Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Westport Lake
Redshank on main lake from 06.05 til 06.50 when flew North (NJS)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Westport Lake
Part summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit present til at least 09.45 (CJW)

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 13x Curlew, 8x Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, 26x Teal, 9x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 12x Pochard, 2x Common Tern, Peregrine, 14x Little Grebe, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail Lesser Marsh Grasshopper, Long-winged Conehead, Cicadella Viridis, Southern Hawker, Essex Skipper, Red Admiral & Comma (JWo, DSc)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
9x Dunlin, Garganey, 7x Ringed Plover & Little Ringed Plover (@Piccallili123)

Whitemoor Haye
Hobby, Common Sandpiper & c50 Tree Sparrow (@BirderAlrewas)

Gailey Res
2x Curlew, 2x Common Tern, 2x Shoveler, Pochard & 84x Tufted Duck (@TheMoorehen)

Monday, 25 July 2016

Monday 25th July 2016

Radford Meadows
Redstart, 2x Whinchat & Kingfisher (@RegDavis5)

Belvide Res
7x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Hobby & Pochard (JDu)

Aqualate Mere
Immature Marsh Harrier this morning (@NandanNick)

Nick Nandan


Doxey Marshes
Marsh Harrier at 15.30 (PDe, JTa)

Gailey Res
Eclipse drake Mandarin Duck still at 21.00 (MCo)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sunday 24th July 2016

Blithfield Res
15x Black-tailed Godwits in Newton Shallows this morning (MPR, GJM)

Borrow Pit Lake Tamworth
Great White Egret on Willow Island at 19:50

Radford Meadows
2x juv Redstart, 2x Raven, 2x LRP, Little Egret (RSw)

Aqualate
Imm Marsh Harrier at far end this morning (@IanGrant)

Branston Gravel Pits
Immature Marsh Harrier over flooded scrape this afternoon, also 5x Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, c50 Teal, 3x Shoveler, 12x Gadwall, 9x Pochard, 2x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 6x Snipe, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail & Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Gailey Res
ecl drk Mandarin still present, 5x Common Tern (@Snapper

Whitemoor Haye
1x Grasshopper Warbler reeling (@StuCollins)

Cannock Chase
7x Linnet, c10 Whitethroat, Hobby, 8x Stonechat & Meadow Pipit (KBe)

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Belvide Resv
Juv Pied Flycatcher still along Gazebo Bay (BB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Sanderling on River scrape (@TameBirding)

Berryhill
Ring-necked Parakeet over east at 08:20 also juv Redstart and 2x Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Willow Tit - Bottleslow Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Grebe (RT)

Silverdale CP
Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler and 80x Lapwing (STu)

Blithfield Resv
Sanderling on the causeway (BG)

Westport Lake
1x Sanderling in the evening 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday 22nd July 2016

Belvide Resv
Juv Pied Flycatcher still along the Gazebo Bay this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Berryhill
Juv Redstart, Yellow Wagtail (NDP)

Silverdale CP
Hobby over the Void this afternoon (GSa)

Blithfield Resv
Common Scoter drake, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose.(RBe)

Tucklesholme
4x Common Sandpiper, 10x Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 5x Shelduck, 10x Common Tern, c15 Essex Skipper (JWo)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday 21st July 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret still on Jubilee also Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover and a Gropper (@onionsargey) also Garganey on Jubilee Wetlands this evening (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
Dunlin by Sailing club (KWh)

Keith Whitehouse

Belvide Res
Juvenile Pied Flycatcher near Gazebo hide, also 2x Hobby, 3x Snipe, Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher (@BelvideBirding)

Steve Nuttall

Berryhill
3x juv Redstart, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Willow Tit (RT)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret again on Jubilee mid afternoon.

Tucklesholme
Ruff, Ringed Plover, 3x Shelduck, c5x Common Tern, White-letter Hairstreak feeding on creeping thistle, c10x Essex Skipper, 3x Roesel's Bush-cricket. (JWo)

Doxey Marshes
imm Marsh Harrier present in the Creswell Flash and Tillington Flash areas from 1815 for an hour (DSc)  -  Still at 20:10 from Octagonal hide  (RCB)

Baldwins Gate
Ring-necked Parakeet at 07:00 (RWh)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Blithfield Resv
Whimbrel over Blithe Bay this morning (GJM)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret still on Jubilee (BD)

Trentham Gardens
Adult Med Gull at 08:15 also 7x Common Tern (RT)

Doxey Marshes
Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Common Gull, 2x Greylag Geese (Aba)

i54
Peregrine (Foz)

Monday, 18 July 2016

Monday 18th July 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret on North Pit this morning (GWi)  -  Still this evening also 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover (@julianallen2009)


Trentham Gardens
3x Arctic Tern flew in at 09.00 and high South at 09.50, also Oystercatcher (@tighthead22)

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret (CDa)

Hamstall Ridware
Little Owl, Rough Park Lane, Grid Ref SK 11513 19559. (JWo)

Bignall End
Hobby over this afternoon (MW)




Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday 17th July 2016

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, c5 Little Ringed Plover & juvenile Redstart (RSw)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Adult Mediterranean Gull, 7x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Common Tern & Ringlet (RPo)

Gailey Res
Egyptian Goose with 87x Greylag Geese, Peregrine, 5x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, Little Owl & 2x Raven (SRi)

i54
Juv Stonechat, Grey Wagtail (Foz)

Branston Gravel Pits
Greenshank heard but not seen, 2x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 14x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 10x Ringed Plover, 5x Little Ringed Plover, 11x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, 2x Gadwall, 6x Teal, 4x Little Egret, 12x Little Grebe, 2x Common Tern & Kingfisher (DSc)

Croxall
4x Little Egret at rivers confluence (JWo)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Saturday 16th July 2016

Branston Gravel Pits
Wood Sandpiper still on Ashy Pit this afternoon (NJS, CJW) also Common Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 2x Redshank, c5 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover & c14 Shelduck (RSw)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Common Sandpiper, Goosander, 16x Common Tern, 4x Little Egret & Shoveler (@atkinson_steve)

Berryhill
Male Redstart, Wheatear and at Bottleslow Common Sandpiper, LR Plover (RT)

Tucklesholme
3x Dunlin & 2x Common Sandpiper this afternoon (@Ochruros)


Friday, 15 July 2016

Friday 15th July 2016

Branston Gravel Pits
Wood Sandpiper on Ashy Pit this afternoon, also Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, 6x Redshank, 10x Ringed Plover, 3x Little Ringed Plover, 10x Pochard, 2x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern, Peregrine & Gatekeeper (JWo)

Bobbington
2x Black-tailed Godwit & Common Sandpiper at The Mere (@broadwayeight)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Dunlin, 7x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Ringed Plover & Wigeon on Jubilee Wetlands (@Piccalilli123)

Codsall Wood
Hobby present with c1,000 hirundines (JDu)

Aqualate
3x Hobby late afternoon (RCB)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Thursday 14th July 2016

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
Adult Mediterranean Gull in Blithe Bay & Crossbill over South West (GJM)

Trentham Gardens
Dipper still present today (ARu)

Elford-Whittington
4x Corn Bunting this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Whimbrel roosted, Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, juv LR Plover (JHa)

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Wednesday 13th July 2016

Blithfield Resv
12x Common Scoter ( 9 drakes) Blithe Bay this morning (GJM)  -  Still this afternoon also c55 Common Tern (RCB)

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

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Blithfield Resv
Drake Common Scoter this morning (GJM) - Osprey at 14:00 (TJa)

Brown Edge
Red Kite over mid day (KEv)

Branston GP
3x Common Sandpiper, 13x Ringed Plover, 5x Redshank, 5x LRP, 7x Teal, Shoveler, 6x Pochard, 88x Tufted Duck, 2x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
45x Tree Sparrow, Goldeneye, 4x Gadwall, Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher,  (@BirderAlrewas)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Monday 11th July 2016

Radford Meadows
5x Black-tailed Godwit (CDa)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday 10th July 2016

Gailey Res
Egyptian Goose with 92x Greylag Geese, 2x Common Tern, Tawny Owl, 2x Willow Tit & 9x Raven (@TheSnapper1978)

Radford Meadows
Juvenile Redstart, 2x Whinchat, Little Egret & 12x Shelduck (@RobSwift5)

Elford to Whittington
4x Corn Bunting (@BirderAlrewas)

Whitemoor Haye
Lesser Whitethroat (@BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill
2x juv Wheatear, 2x Redstart (RT)

i54

Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail (Foz)

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, c35 Common Tern & 3x Yellow Wagtail (JWo)

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Saturday 9th July 2016

Clay Mills
Hobby and Willow Tit along the Trent and Mersey canal (RPo)

Croxall - Alrewas Aboretum
10x Juv Goosander still (JWo)

Belvide Res
5x Common Sandpiper (BB)

Friday, 8 July 2016

Friday 8th July 2016

Doxey Marshes
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, 1x Common Gull, 1x Cetti's Warbler (PDe)

Blithfield Resv
4x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, Wheatear, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 39x Common Tern, 3x Shelduck, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret (SE&HF)

I54
Mediterranean Gull over at 10.40 (JDu)

Branston Gravel Pits
20x Curlew, 6x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 12x Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, c20 Lapwing, 4x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, 68x Tufted Duck, 3x Pochard, 5x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 12x Great Crested Grebe, c5 Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, c6 Tree Sparrow, Green Woodpecker also Brown Hawker & Black-tailed Skimmer (DSc)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Thursday 7th July 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
5x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Common Terns (@RSPBMiddleton)

Blithfield Resv
Juv Wheatear on the dam (GJM)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Westport Lake
8x Greylag Geese, 16x Tufted Duck, 1+ Reed Warbler, 4x Sand Martin (NJS)

Berryhill
2x Redstart at the Viewpoint this morning also 6x LR Plover and 5x Grey Wagtail nearby at Bottleslow (RT)

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016

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Belvide Resv
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Hobby (GHa)

Branston GPs
Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, Pochard, 10x Shelduck (8 juvs), 4x Teal, 12x new Tufted Duck ducklings (on Sandy Pit), 2x Little Egret. 3x Freshly emerged Comma. (JWo)

Monday, 4 July 2016

Monday 4th July 2016

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Radford Meadows
3x Little Egret (CDa) 

Westport Lake
1x Common Sandpiper, 10x Sand Martin  

Cannock
Red Kite over Cavans Wood at 13:00 (PBe)

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Sunday 3rd July 2016

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Blithfield Res
1x Sanderling, 3x Common Sandpiper, Redshank (causeway). Hobby, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Little Egret (PC / TK) 

Gailey
Red Kite 1630-1645, Egyptian Goose, 81x Greylag Geese, 4x Common Tern, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher plus chick (SR)