Saturday, 30 April 2016

Saturday 30th April 2016

Branston Golf Club
Hoopoe on the footpath along River Trent then flushed by golfers and later calling on the Derbyshire side until 10:30 (DSc)

Madeley
Osprey over NW this morning

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still near car park (MBa)

Knypersley Res
Cuckoo calling at 06:40 (GBr)

Highgate Common
Wood Warbler still

Chasewater
15x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, House Martins (@CWG_sightings)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Channel Wagtail briefly on manure heap in field N of main pit at 09:25. Also 8x White Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, 6x Goosander, Swift (RPo)

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Grasshopper Warbler (RSu)

Blithfield Res
15x Swift (SBe)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Friday 29th April 2016

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still by the stream near the car park (GBr)

Highgate Common
Wood Warbler still this morning

Belvide Res
15x Dunlin thru and 11 grounded also 20x Common Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Berryhill
Whinchat at the Palletstacks, 6x Lesser Whitethroat, 11x Wheatear, Redstart (RT NDP)

Edingale
Red Kite over at 10:45 (SKe)P

Madeley Pool
Common Sandpiper at 08:00 (TJa)

Branston Gravel Pits
Hobby, 3x Swift, 7x Common Sandpiper, 8x Dunlin, 7x Redshank, 12x Little Ringed Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, c40 Lapwing, 14x Shelduck, 5x Gadwall, 9x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Raven & Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Radford Meadows
Greenshank still. 3x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin (@chrisvaghela)

i54
2x Whinchat, 7x LR Plover, 3x Wheatear, 2x Reed Warbler, 4x Whitethroat (JDu)

Butterton
2x Whinchat still and 15x Wheatear in fields SW of Lymes House farm - SJ822432 (NDP)

Poole Hall Fisheries
4x Common Sandpiper, Common Tern (@gwrsv)

Handsacre Flash
Hobby (GJM)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Thursday 28th April 2016

Chasewater Res
Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern & c100 Swift this morning (CWG_sightings)

Highgate Common
Wood Warbler singing on right side of common (DBa)

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still present, also Swift, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 5x Whitethroat & Skylark (JJo)

Doxey Marshes
6x Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Ruff, 4x Common Sandpiper & Little Ringed Plover (@DoxeyBirder)

Butterton
2x Whinchat & 11x Wheatear in fields SW of Lymes House Farm Grid Ref SJ822432 (NDP)

Trentham Gardens
Male Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, 4x Tufted Duck, 3x Mandarin Duck & Oystercatcher (PFo)

Belvide Res
Little Egret, Hobby & Black-tailed Godwit (@BelvideBirding)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, Raven, 4x Wheatear & 20x Linnet (SGM)

Radford Meadows
8x Shelduck, 6x Teal, Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank & 2x Oystercatcher (CDa)  -  also 10x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover (RSw)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
8x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Mediterranean Gull & 5x Avocet (KSa)

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday 27th April 2016

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still present by stream near car park (GBr)

Pool Hall Fisheries
Pied Flycatcher this afternoon (@BirderGaz)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pair Garganey on West Scrape at Jubilee Wetlands at 16.15 (SAt)

Chasewater Res
40-50 Black-tailed Godwit north over Chase Terrace, also 3x Common Tern & 2x Common Sandpiper (@CWG_sightings)

Penkridge
4x Wheatear, male Whinchat, 3x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover & pair Goosander at Preston Hill (RAs)

Cannock Chase
2x Cuckoo, 3x Stonechat, 2x Tree Pipit (ABa)

Radford Meadows
2x Oystercatcher, 4x Shelduck & Yellowhammer (ABa)

Trent Washlands
2x Cetti's Warbler (STu)

Westport Lake
2x Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (NJS, BC LC)

Doxey Marshes
3x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Cetti's Warbler & 3x Lesser Whitethroat (@DoxeyBirder) also Grasshopper Warbler

Berryhill
16x Wheatear, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart (RT NDP)

Whitemoor Hayes
9x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Wheatear, 11x Whitethroat, 8x Tree Sparrow, 10x Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting & 3x Grey Partridge (GHa)

Croxall Lakes
Shelduck, 2x Teal, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret & Common Tern (GHa)

Blithfield Res
2x drk Mandarin on river below dam (MCh)

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tuesday 26th April 2016


Trentham Gardens
Wood Warbler at back path of old caravan park singing and showing by the border fence (HF)

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still by stream near the car park

i54
2x Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 2x Reed Warbler, 4x Whitethroat, 2x LR Plover, Barn Owl, 20x Linnet, 30x Reed Bunting (JDu)

Berryhill
21x Wheatear, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, c40 Linnets (RT NDP)

Knypersley Resv
Long-eared Owl this morning (GBr)

Chasewater
9x Common Sandpiper around the dam (@CWG_sightings)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper early afternoon (NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Pair of Garganey still at north end of Jubilee

Branston WP
1x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Common Tern (JW)

Penkridge
5x Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, 3x Little Ringed Plover & Raven at Preston Hill (RAs)

Eassington
4x Whitethroat, Redstart & Swift (TCa)

Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday 25th April 2016

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler still singing by river by car park, 2x Sedge Warbler around boardwalk and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler 200 metres up the valley (JJo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Arctic Tern through Jubilee Wetland at around 08.20 (@RSPBMiddleton)  -  Pair of Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x White Wagtail (@TameBirding)

Chasewater Res
2x Common Tern, Arctic Tern, 2x Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper & Oystercatcher (CWG_sightings)

Radford Meadows
Male Garganey with Teal on the main scrape also 2x Gadwall, 10x Shelduck (CDa)

Branston GPs
10x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 16x LR Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 8x Redshank, 16x Shelduck, 4x Gadwall, Shoveler, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, c50x House Martin. (JWo)

Penkridge (Preston Hill)
2x Whinchat, 4x Wheatear (RA)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sunday 24th April 2016

Ford Green NR
Wood Warbler by stream near the car park, also Grasshopper Warbler along valley (GBr)

Steve Seal

Alvecote Pools
Whimbrel at Pretty Pigs Pool at 10.15, also 2x Common Sandpiper & female Redstart (AAr)

Whitemoor Haye
Grasshopper Warbler reeling c40 metres along conveyor belt with back to lake (SCo)

Highgate Common
Cuckoo this morning (DPo)

Cannock Chase
Tree Pipit & Yellow Wagtail (GBr)

i54
3x Whinchat, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Snipe, 2x Green Woodpecker (Foz, JDu)

Croxall Lakes
Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat & Green Woodpecker (KJo)

Hatherton Res
Cetti's Warbler still present today (SB)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Blithfield Res
Whimbrel over the dam at 09:55 (GJM)  -  6x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, 4x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (DTr)  -  2x Common Tern (BC LC)

Belvide Res
Osprey 10:10 to 10:30, blue ring on left leg (@BelvideBirding)

Hanchurch Woods
26x Crossbill, 4x Tree Pipit, Cuckoo. 2x Brambling (RWh)

Berryhill
Whinchat just east of Tiddlers Pool, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 12x Wheatear, Short-eared Owl still (RT NDP)

Cuckoo Bank
Male Whinchat (@MartynYapp)

Doxey Marsh
2x Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Whitethroat, 10x Sedge Warbler, 7x Reed Warbler, 9x Blackcap, 3x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 4x Gadwall (BC LC)

Coombes Valley RSPB
Male Pied Flycatcher (AWa)

Churnet Valley
3x Pied Flycatcher, 3x Redstart, 4x Siskin (DSc)

i54
6x Snipe, Redstart, 3x Reed Warbler, 5x LR Plover, 43x Reed Bunting (JDu)

Croxall Lakes
Garden Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Tit, 2x Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern (SPe)

North Staffs Moors
Red Kite (TEy)

Terry Eyre

Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday 22nd April 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Black-tailed Godwit on Jubilee Wetlands & 2x Mediterranean Gull on North Pit (KSa)

Aqualate Mere
Hobby, 2x Garganey, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat & Common Whitethroat (PJo)

North Staffs Moors
Red Kite between Gradbach & Flash at 12.30 (SSe)

Steve Seal

Berryhill
8x Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 4x Siskin (@JohnMathers1)

I54
Whitethroat, Swift & 3x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)

Whittington
8x Wheatear at 12.00 (KBa) also male Ring Ouzel, 15x Wheatear, Whitethroat & 2x Corn Bunting at Turbine Cottage (@StourBirder)

Blithfield Res
5x Common Sandpiper and 2x LR Plover at the deep end (PBe)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Thursday 21st April 2016

Newcastle
3x probable Little Egret over Basford heading north at 06:00 (STu)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Swift, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatchers, Avocets, 4x Common Tern (@RSPBMiddleton), Also 3x Grasshopper Warblers, 6x Sedge Warblers, 5x Reed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Common Whitethroat, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, 2x Great-crested Newt, Yellow-bellied Slider in the canal (JW)

Westport
Peregrine over north at 06:05 (KSt)

Fenton Park
Male Pied Flycatcher still in Fenton Park c100yds towards football pitch from tennis courts at 8pm. Short-eared Owl on Berryhill by mast (RBA)

Doxey Marshes
2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 6x Gadwall, 2x Shelduck & Cetti's Warbler (ABa)

Codsall
Corn Bunting & 3x Wheatear along Pendeford Hall Lane (JDu)

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Wednesday 20th April 2016

Aqualate Mere
Pair of Garganey this afternoon (PJo)

Burston
Male Whinchat, 5x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, 27x Mute Swan (STu)

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
5x Wheatear, Little Owl, 3x Common Tern, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Common Sandpiper (RBe) - also Whinchat, 2x Egyptian Geese & Yellow Wagtail

Doxey Marsh
2x Common Sandpiper (NGr)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Osprey over at 10:30 (@lisajrwilliams)

Berryhill
17x Wheatear, 3x Yellow Wagtail (RT NDP)

Trentham   (Kingswood- Kingswood Bank)
Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Garden Warbler, 13x Blackcap, Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker (PFo)

Trentham Gardens
Pair Kingfisher, 3x Mandarin Duck, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting & Siskin (MJP)

i54
Barn Owl, 7x LR Plover, Water Rail, Wheatear, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker, c20 Skylark (Foz)

Tucklesholme
2x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 10x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, 4x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, White Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)

Branston GPs
Ruff, 10x Redshank, 11x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 30x Shelduck, 6x Gadwall, 40x Teal, 6x White Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)

Branston WP
2x Common Tern, Oystercatcher. Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Consall
10x Fieldfare (DSc)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, 2x Tree Pipit, 4x Green Woodpecker, Redpoll, Siskin (MCo)

Combes Valley RSPB
3x Pied Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Siskin (PBe)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Belvide Res
Male Hen Harrier 15:10-15:15 over west end then flew north (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Osprey present again this afternoon (SPi)

Berryhill
28x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 5x Redpoll, Fieldfare over (RT NDP)

Cannock Chase
2x Cuckoo, 3x Tree Pipit, 3x Mandarin, 5x Blackcap, 3x Raven, 4x Green Hairstreak, 2x Orange Tip, 2x Orange Underwing Moth (GWR)

Caverswall - Blythe Bridge
Wheatear, Whitethroat, 20x Linnet (AR)

Hanchurch Woods
Bramblings still by the monument (CBa)

i54
Redstart, 3x Grey Wagtail, 2x Wheatear (JDu)

Barton
10x Orange Tip along the canal 6x Brimstone, many Peacocks (JWo)

Silverdale
Brambling in wood behind Parkside estate (TR)

Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday 18th April 2016

Berryhill
Pair of Garganey on the dell reed bed pool at 08:10 and later on the scrape on and off all day until finally seen on a pool by the mast at 18:45 before flying back towards the scrape (RT et al)  -  Female Ring Ouzel flew north from the viewpoint also 21x Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail (RT NDP)

Mick Turner

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

Blithfield Res
3x Whimbrel over the causeway and a further 5x Whimbrel thru Blithe Bay (GJM). Also 2x Wheatear (S B)

Cannock Chase
3x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, Cuckoo (RBe)

Pendeford Hall Lane (north of Codsall)
Male Ring Ouzel still at 17:00 also 4x Wheatear, 4x White Wagtail (@gwrsv, JDu)

Belvide
Osprey at 17:35hrs then flew SW

Uttoxeter Quarry
Osprey flew over north at 13:30pm

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Dunlin, Ruff, 11x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 19x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Water Rail, 33x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail & juvenile Peregrine (JWo)

Red Street, Newcastle under Lyme
No sign of any RING OUZELS this evening. (JMa)

Iverley
Viz mig saw 5x Whimbrel over, 1x Ring Ouzel, 8x Golden Plover, 1x Red Kite (Stour)

Penkridge
7x Wheatear & Little Ringed Plover at Preston Hill (RAs)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sunday 17th April 2016

Rugeley
White Stork circled near the power station at mid day (per RBA)

Red Street
Pair Ring Ouzel still this morning (IBu)

Codsall
Male Ring Ouzel still at 08.45 plus 6x Wheatear along Pendeford Hall Lane (SNu) also Yellow Wagtail (JDu) also 6x White Wagtail & Little Egret (RBl)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
5x Grasshopper Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern & Lesser Whitethroat (KSa) also a report of a Sanderling on Jubilee Wetlands (@TameBirding) also Reed Warbler & Sedge Warbler (DHu)

Belvide Res
Grasshopper Warbler reeling below Dam this morning, also Whitethroat by Gazebo Hide (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater
3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Common Sandpiper (@CWG-sightings)

Berryhill
2x male Redstart, 23x Wheatear, Whitethroat (RT NDP) also female Whinchat (KBu)

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
2x Whinchat behind Fly Fishing Club, also 6x Wheatear & Little Owl (IBu) also Yellow Wagtail, 3x Tree Sparrow & Common Tern (KBe)

Chatterley Valley/Brindley Ford
Whitethroat in the Valley & male Whinchat further north close to horse stables at Brindley Ford (JJo)

Cannock Chase
7x Tree Pipit, Cuckoo & 3x Raven (IBu) also Yellowhammer, Stonechat & Whitethroat (MJa)

Iverley
Male Redstart this afternoon at Iverley Park Farm, in 2nd horse paddock south of farmhouse (@StourBirder)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 3x Goosander & 4x Shelduck (NDP) also 4x Yellow Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail, 5x Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 3x Goldeneye & Whitethroat (PJ, PLo)

Doxey Marshes
5x Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, c6 Sedge Warbler, 2x Little Egret, Reed Warbler & 2x Shelduck (DEm)

Whitemoor Haye
Wheatear near bend on rough track (SCo). Also 10x Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 6x Wigeon.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL USING HIGH POWERED CAMERA LENSES NEAR THE ACTIVITY CENTRE

i54
2x Redstart, LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Water Rail, Sedge Warbler, Green Woodpecker (Foz) also Snipe, Jack Snipe & 3x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)

Aqualate
Common Sandpiper from the hide (RH)

Radford Meadows
2x Oystercatcher, 4x Shelduck & pair Shoveler with 7x ducklings (CDa)

Alton
Red Kite over east at 13:00 (TEy)

Norton Canes
Red Kite over (EPi)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Saturday 16th April 2016

Berryhill
Male Pied Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, 2x Willow Tit & c18 Wheatear (PLo, NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Osprey flew over North at 16.00 (@DavidBate17)

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
2x Whinchat below Dam, also Arctic Tern & 3x Common Tern (MYa)

Pendeford Hall Lane
Male Ring Ouzel still, also 6x Wheatear, 2x Red-legged Partridge, Yellow Wagtail & 2x Little Egret (JDu) also Redstart & 10x White Wagtail (JOl)  -  Corn Bunting (KC)

Nigel Talbot
Red Street
Pair Ring Ouzel & female Wheatear (GHa)

Steve Seal

North Staffs Moors
2x pair Stonechat, Peregrine, 12x Wheatear, 10x Curlew & 6x Golden Plover (SSe)

Doxey Marshes
Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, 1x Reed Warbler, 3x Shelduck, 7x Gadwall, 2x Raven, 2x Linnet, 4x Bullfinch, 8x Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, Snipe, 2x Goosander & male Redstart (AHa, GBr)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat

Hixon Airfield
3x Wheatear & pair Grey Partridge (LOU)

Hanchurch Woods
c12 Brambling still present near monument (TRo)

i54
Male Redstart, 2x LR Plover, Water Rail, Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker (Foz)

Knypersley Pool
Common Sandpiper (JTy)


Silverdale CP
Short-eared Owl still on The Void (GSa)

Friday, 15 April 2016

Friday 15th April 2016

Silverdale CP
Female Ring Ouzel in northeast corner of the Void (STu)

Pendeford Hall Lane
2x Ring Ouzel (male and female), 3x Wheatear (JDu)  -  5x White Wagtail (IMo). Male Ring Ouzel still present 18:15hrs (SRi)

Branston GPs
Black-necked Grebe, 5x Ruff, 4x Ringed Plover, 10x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, 7x Redshank, 6x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, Mandarin, 3x White Wagtail, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Blackcap, 8x Willow Warbler, House Martin amongst 100's of Swallows and Sand Martins. (JWo)

Belvide Res
Swift  at 15:55 also 7x Dunlin thru and female Merlin (@BelvideBirding)

Hanchurch Woods
Still 15+ Brambling in top car park by momument at 15:30hrs (@nutcracker1965)

Westport Lake
1x Reed Warbler (NJS)

Doxey Marsh
Reed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Yellowhammer (HF SE)

Radford Meadows
3x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 99x Teal, 2x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, 2x White Wagtail (RSw)

Red Street
2x Ring Ouzel by the Wedgwood monument this morning also 2x Wheatear (ARa)

Blithfield Resv
1x Channel Wagtail below the dam with 2-3x Yellow Wagtails, 4x Common Tern (GBr)

Cannock Chase
5+ Brambling at Katyn Memorial. 2x Cuckoo in Sherbrook Valley (GBr)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Ring-necked Parakeet (@CWG_sightings)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Thursday 14th April 2016

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
Lesser Whitethroat below the Dam this morning (GJM)

Pendeford Hall Lane
Green Sandpiper, Little Egret & 2x Wheatear (JDu) also Male Ring Ouzel still & White Wagtail (BB)

Burston
Male Redstart, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 6x Shelduck & 25x Buzzard (STu)  -  also 7x Oystercatcher, LR Plover (DC)

Westport Lake
2x Common Sandpiper this morning (NJS, CJW)

I54
Jack Snipe, 3x Water Rail (JDu)

Burntwood
Red Kite over Wembley Lane towards town centre at 17:30 (GHa)

Huntly
Red Kite over this afternoon (DRa)

Essington
42x Tufted Duck, 5x Little Grebe, 15x Grey Lag Geese, 6x Sand Martin, 3x Blackcap, 3x Willow Warbler (TCa)

Red Street
2x Ring Ouzel still near the Wedgwood monument also 2x Wheatear (JMa)

Branston Water Park
Lesser Whitethroat, 12x Blackcap, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Peacock (JWo)

Abbots Bromley - Uttoxeter
Red Kite over the road at 17:15 (JSh)

Gailey Res
Arctic Tern thru NE at 19:40, 2x Oystercatcher, Shoveler (IMo)

Belvide Res
Reed Warbler (BB)

Doxey Marsh
Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x House Martin, Water Rail, 12x Teal (DSc)

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wednesday 13th April 2016

Berryhill
3x Ring Ouzel (2 males and a female) early morning but mobile from the viewpoint or 'Wryneck' copse also 10x Wheatear (NDP RT)

Pendeford Hall Lane (1 mile NE of Codsall)
Male Ring Ouzel still present this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)  -  Whitethroat, 3x White Wagtail (@chrisvaghela)

Red Street
2x male Ring Ouzel at Wedgwood's Monument but mobile and elusive in gorse scrub (STu)
John Mathers

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Drake Garganey present this morning (PFo)

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
Male Whinchat below the dam (GJM)  -  2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, Little Owl, Blackcap (BC LC)
3x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 4x Common Tern, 7x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 5x Shelduck, 3x Blackcap & 2x Tawny Mining Bee (JWo)

Baddeley Green
c3 Water Rail by Caldon Canal between bridge 19 & 20 in swampy field, also Sedge Warbler & 2x Willow Tit and Red Kite over Leek New Road at 13.45 flying North (GBR)

Belvide Res
2x Little Gull on the water at 14:20, also Lesser Whitethroat along West Lane (@BelvideBirding)

Cannock Chase
6x Tree Pipit (BC LC)

Penkridge
Lesser Whitethroat at Preston Vale this morning (RA)

Trent Washlands
Cetti's Warbler, Whitethroat & 2x Little Egret (AJa)

i54
Male Redstart, 2x LR Plover, 2x Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, 4x Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Brimstone (Foz)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tuesday 12th April 2016

Chasewater Res
Avocet briefly this morning then flew off West (@birdnational)

Pendeford Hall Lane
Male Ring Ouzel, 2x Wheatear, Green Sandpiper (JDu)  -  6x Wheatear, 7x White Wagtail, Little Egret (@BelvideBirder)

I54
Redstart, 3x Wheatear, 7x Snipe, 2x Water Rail, 4x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)

Berryhill
Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart, Tree Pipit, 15x Wheatear, Short-eared Owl, Curlew, Golden Plover (RT)

Belvide Res
Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Res (Permit Only)
3x adult Little Gull at Deep end this morning & Common Sandpiper on the Dam (GJM)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Common Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands (SPi)

Cannock Chase
2x male Redstart & Cuckoo (DBa) - 2x Tree Pipit in the shooting butts area (RCB)

Trent Washlands
Cetti's Warbler & Sedge Warbler (GSt)

Tatenhill
Little Owl (JWo)

Silverdale CP
3x Wheatear and a flyover Yellow Wagtail (STu) - 6x Wheatear this afternoon (BC LC) - SE Owl over the Void at 17:50 (PC) also Tree Pipit (GSa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 4x Common Sandpiper, 12x Wheatear (@DoxeyBirder)

Westport Lake
Goosander &  Goldeneye (DEv)

Penkridge ST Works
Yellow Wagtail (@Fisherandbirder)

Monday, 11 April 2016

Monday 11th April 2016

Blithfield Res
17x  Little Gull (15x adult, a sub adult & 1st winter) 12.20, Arctic Tern off Beech Tree Point (GJM) also female type Marsh Harrier through (MPR) - Evening update Arctic Tern still but no Little Gulls (GJM)

Belvide Res
4x Common Scoter, Adult Little Gull and a  Dunlin thru at 08:20. 2x adult Little Gull dropped in at 11:05 and a further 4x Little Gull 13:30-14:00 (BB)

Chasewater Res
12x Little Gull (9x adult 2x 1st summer & 1 winter), also Arctic Tern off dam & Garden Warbler in West Shore Wood, Cuckoo on North Heath before flying NE (CWG_sightings)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 7x Redshank, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 4x Ruff, 2x Gadwall, 40x Shelduck, Shoveler, 2x White Wagtail, 12x Willow Warbler & Cetti's Warbler (JWo)
Jon Woodcock

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Gull at 13.10 & White Wagtail (PFo)

Aqualate
4x Little Gull, Arctic Tern early afternoon (PJo)

Baddeley Green
Water Rail in swampy field by Caldon Canal just NE of bridge 19 on A53, also Willow Tit, Willow Warbler, 12x Chiffchaff, Siskin & Swallow (GBR)

Eassington
43x Tufted Duck, 5x Little Grebe, 7x Buzzard, 2x Reed Bunting, 3x Blackcap, 3x Willow Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff, 10x Sand Martin & 2x Swallow (TCa)

Gailey Res
Arctic Tern this evening also 10x Shoveler (SRi)


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sunday 10th April 2016

Blithfield Res
Sum plum Black-throated Diver in Tad Bay (GJM) - Still early evening also Common Tern, LRP, Yellow Wagtail  (RCB)
Richard Powell

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, c2 Redshank, Raven & Blackcap (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Res
Redstart in boundary hedge (@NigelCarp2008) also 2x Common Tern & 57x Goldeneye (BB)

Chasewater
Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (@CWG_sightings)

Cannock Chase
Whitethroat on path from cadet huts to trig point (HKi) - Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler (DEm)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-necked Grebe on South pit this morning, also 4x Ruff, 10x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 24x Shelduck, 6x Gadwall, 5x Blackcap, 2x Cetti's Warbler & 4x Willow Warbler (DSc)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Mediterranean Gull, 3x Avocet, 4x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2x Cetti's Warbler (JMa)

Junction Pit
Cetti's Warbler still present (SCo)

Trent Washlands
Cetti's Warbler singing by scrapes this morning (AJa)

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl, 12x Wheatear (RT NDP)

I54
4x LR Plover, Water Rail, 2x Green Woodpecker (Foz)

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Saturday 9th April 2016

Tucklesholme
2x Grey Plover still, Ruff, 4x White Wagtail (MYa)

Belvide Res
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, 12x White Wagtail, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, male Merlin,  (@julianallen2009,@AlrewasBirder, @TameBirding )

Berryhill
14x Wheatear, White Wagtail (RT NDP)

Radford Meadows
Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Little Egret, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, 68x Teal, Willow Warbler (RSw)

Baldwins Gate
15x Brambling still (RWh)

Branston GPs
Sum plum Black-necked Grebe on southern pit

Uttoxeter Quarry
5x White Wagtail, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Grey Wagtail, 4x Green Sandpiper, 7x Goldeneye (NDP)

Blithfield Res
Blue-headed Wagtail type still near the dam, 6x Wheatear, 2x White Wagtail (MYa) - 2x Little Owl at deep end (@nutcracker1965)

Poole Hall Fisheries
Tree Pipit, 2x White Wagtail (@Birdergaz)

Cuckoo Bank
Female Merlin, 3x Wheatear, Redstart, Curlew (@CWG_sightings)

i54
40x Brambling, 5x LR Plover, 2x Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, 4x Sand Martin, 2x Goldcrest (Foz)

Hanchurch Woods
20x Brambling still by stone monument (SS)

Steve Seal

Pendeford Hall Lane
Redstart, Green Sandpiper (JDu)

Doxey Marsh
11x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 2x Shelduck, Pochard, 3x Cetti' Warbler, White Wagtail, 7x Willow Warbler, (RJS)

Friday, 8 April 2016

Friday 8th April 2016

Whitemoor Haye
Blue-headed Wagtail, 13x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail (IWh)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit (DCo)

Whittington
5x Wheatear (DCo)

i54
2x Jack Snipe, 5x LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker (Foz JDu)

Hanchurch Woods
20x Brambling still by the monument (BC LC)

Tucklesholme
2x Grey Plover still, 2x Ruff, White Wagtail (IWh) - additional 2x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 5x White Wagtail, 2x Gadwall, 2x Shelduck, Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Fradley
2x White Wagtail this morning (IWh)

Pendeford Hall Lane
40x Lapwing, Wheatear & Green Sandpiper (JDu)

Barlaston Downs
Male Redstart, 2x LR Plover, 2x Yellowhammer, 2x Grey Wagtail, 2x Willow Warbler, 5x Stock Dove (DC)

Strongford
LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher on flood by River Trent (PFo)

Chasewater Res
24x Willow Warbler, c15 Chiffchaff & c100 Sand Martin this morning (IWh)

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday 7th April 2016

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl still by the scrape at 11:30, also 15x Wheatear, Golden Plover (RT)

Hanchurch Woods
15x Brambling by the stone monument at 10:30 (PAT)



Belvide Res
Male Redstart north shore, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail (@BelvideBirding)

Branston Gravel Pits
House Martin, c20 Swallow, 3x White Wagtail, 8x Little Ringed Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 12x Redshank, 36x Shelduck & Comma (JWo)

Branston Leas
4x Wheatear (JWo)

Tucklesholme
2x Grey Plover, Ruff, Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Gadwall, 10x Ringed Plover, 12x Little Ringed Plover & 2x White Wagtail (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
c6 White Wagtail in plough viewable from start of rough track (TPe)

Gailey Res
2x Oystercatcher, Goosander, Goldeneye, Shoveler, 2x House Martin (IMo)

Trentham Park
Male Redstart Kingswood Bank SJ856403 (STu)

Oakamoor
Mandarin pair on the R Churnet (KK)

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Berryhill
No sign of any Ring Ouzels this morning. 17x Wheatear present (RT NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Sedge Warbler this morning also Yellow Wagtail (@RSPBMiddleton)

Pendeford Hall Lane
Common Redstart, Wheatear (JDu)

Tucklesholme
2x Grey Plover, 4x Ruff, 5x Redshank, c10 Little Ringed Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 4x Shelduck, 2x Shoveler, 2x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, White Wagtail, Swallow, c50 Sand Martin & 4x Chiffchaff (JWo)
Jon Woodcock

Branston Water Park
3x Willow Warbler, c100 Sand Martin & 5x Chiffchaff (JWo)

Chasewater Res
3x Little Ringed Plover on sailing club shore (CWG_sightings)

Radford Meadows
3x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, Wheatear, 3x Shelduck, 65x Teal & Little Egret (RSw) also Redstart (CDa)

Branston Gravel Pits
Ruff, 5x Redshank, 23x Shelduck, c200 Sand Martin & Cetti's Warbler JWo)

Barton Marina
6x Swallow, c60 Sand Martin & 3x Chiffchaff (JWo)

Gailey Res
2x Oystercatcher, Tawny Owl, drake Goldeneye, pair Shoveler & 22x Greylag Geese (IMo)

Trentham Gardens
LR Plover, PF Goose, 2x House Martin, 52x Sand Martin, 2x Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 12x Chiffchaff,  2x Grey Wagtail, Oystercatcher, 8x Mandarin, Kingfisher (SE HF)

i54
4x LR Plover, Green Woodpecker (JDu Foz)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Oystercatcher, 3x Redshank, c70 Yellowhammer, 20x Tree Sparrow & 2x Goldeneye (SCo)