Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Radford Meadows
3x Oystercatcher, 3x Little Egret, 9x Shoveler, 20x Golden Plover, 385x Wigeon, 186x Teal (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Bean Geese, Oystercatcher (@DKelsall3)

Branston WP
Female Long-tailed Duck on West side of lake

Whitemoor Haye
Male Merlin, 100x Wigeon. Golden Plover, Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Glaucous Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, Bittern, Smew (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, Velvet Scoter (@CWG_sightings)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Gailey Resv
Iw Med Gull on sailing lake at 09:55, 3x Goldeneye, 25x Pochard, 6x Gadwall, 80x Tufted Duck (@TheMoorehen)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still at Windsor Holloway

Middleton Lakes
Greenland White-fronted Goose still

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese, 1w Med Gull, 1w YL Gull (@tighthead22)

Branston Gravel Pits
Temminck's Stint, Oystercatcher, Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 2x Redshank, 9x Ringed Plover, 14x Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 17x Shelduck, 20x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 9x Pochard, Kingfisher, 2x Stonechat..............(JWo, PBe)

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday 20th February 2017

Branston GPs
Firecrest this afternoon. Also Temminck's Stint, 7x Ringed Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 10x Curlew, 12x Shelduck (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near the Monkey Forest, 52x Wigeon, 3x Gadwall, 9x Tufted Duck, 4x Little Grebe (PFo)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese, Little Egret, 3x YL Gull (@DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
Greenland White-fronted Goose still north of North pit late morning (@BRStretch)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 2x Med Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Penkridge
50x Waxwing at Congreve Manor (RGr)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday 19th February 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Greenland White-fronted Goose & Egyptian Goose still north of north pit, also 14x Shelduck, 6x Oystercatcher, Great White Egret (@onionargey)

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese still at Bent Lane this morning also a Curlew briefly (@nutcracker1965)

Chasewater Res
Juvenile Glaucous Gull in roost tonight (@julianallen2009) also Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull. Velvet Scoter and 2x Pintail (@CWG_sightings)

Branston Gravel Pits
Temminck's Stint, 14x Ringed Plover, Little Egret, 10x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 14x Shelduck, Water Rail, 200x Lapwing, 90x Golden Plover, 7x Ruff, 15x Curlew, 7x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 60x Fieldfare, 3x Stonechat, 5x Goldcrest, 3x Redpoll, 2x Siskin (DSc)

Elford
6x Corn Bunting this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still early afternoon at Windsor Holloway

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit, Scaup, 2x Stonechat, Little Egret, 6x Goosander, 9x Shelduck, c100 Lapwing, 2x Barnacle Geese (GHa)

Radford Meadows
c200 Lapwing, c450 Wigeon, c150 Teal, Little Egret, 177x Golden Plover & Green Sandpiper (@RegDavies5)

Croxall/Arboretum along River Trent
4x Oystercatcher, 3x Redshank, 4x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, Little Egret, 20x Teal (JWo)

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saturday 18th February 2017

Middleton Lakes
Greenland White-fronted Goose still at north end still also Egyptian Goose and Great White Egret North Pit (@TameBirding & JJH)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese still, Oystercatcher, 10x Golden Plover (@DKelsall3)

Silverdale
Juv Iceland Gull flew over The Void at 13:40 also ad YL Gull (@philjo61) - Juv Iceland Gull on Walleys Quarry at 16:40 (NDP)

Branston GPs
Female Long-tailed Duck on South Pit (DSc) also Temminck's Stint, 7x Ringed Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 10x Curlew, 12x Shelduck (JWo). Also Little Egret, 10x Shoveler, 45x Golden Plover, adult YLG, 2x Stonechat, 1x Mistle Thrush (DSc)

Temminck's Stint - Jon Woodcock

Uttoxeter Quarry
100x Golden Plover, 11x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 12x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 4x Gadwall, 3x Pochard (@rpintean)

Radford Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 134x Golden Plover, Little Egret, 3x Goosander (@RobSwift & RegDavies5)

Chasewater
Velvet Scoter, 2w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey Resv
25x Pochard, 2x Oystercatcher (@TheSnapper1978)

Knypersley
1x Woodcock, 1x Goosander (GBr)




Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday 17th February 2017

Chasewater
1x Velvet Scoter, 5x Shelduck, 2x Caspian Gulls in roost plus 3x YLG. Only c1000 large gulls roosted (@CWG_sightings)

Chucklesholme
2x Oystercatcher, 5x Stonechat, 54x Meadow Pipit (@scaupface)

Cannock Chase
2x Crossbill over German cemetary this morning (@scaupface)

Cheadle
1x Pink-footed Goose with Canada Geese in field S of Blake Hall Fishery 17:20hrs (per @rpintean)

Drayton Bassett Pits
1x GWE on Jubilee Wetlands

Bent Lane, Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese at 14:40hrs

Three Mile Lane, nr Keele
Ad Iceland Gull in field halfway down on right 1340hrs (@DK)


Updated at 19:10hrs 17/2/17

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull in the roost, 2x Caspian Gulls (both 3w), adult Med and adult YLG . Velvet Scoter still present.(@CWG_sightings)

Aqualate
Adult Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull in the roost tonight (PJord)

Stoke on Trent
8x Waxwing flew from Hilton Road down towards A34 (JHu)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese still (@doctor64jr) - also Med Gull (NDP)

Whittington
Yellow Browed Warbler still Windsor Holloway (@chrisvaghela)

Middleton Lakes
Greenland White-fronted Goose and Egyptian Goose in field north of North Pit (@peterforbes)

Stoke on Trent (Trent Vale)
30x Waxwing briefly at 13:00 on the A34 opposite Tesco (DEm)

Upper Longsdon
2x Crossbill in larches this morning (GWe)

Doxey Marshes
1x 1w drk Scaup, 2x Stonechat, 2x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret (JIsh)

Updated 19:10hrs 16/2/17

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Community Noticeboard

2nd Staffordshire Birders' Conference
Sunday March 5th 2017
Connecting Birders across Staffordshire
Oulton Village Hall, Kibblestone Road, Oulton, Stone, ST15 8ND

Tickets are just £6, or £3 for under-25s
The event is being facilitated by RSPB North Staffs Local Group: www.rspb.org.uk/groups/northstaffordshire
Tickets available for purchase at the Group's indoor meetings in January and February 2017.

Tickets can also be ordered using BACS (direct bank transfer) for collection on the day – contact Geoff Sales on 01782-618152, 07397-169452, or gsales@madasafish.com


Chasewater
2x Glaucous Gulls (2w and juv) in roost but 2w flew NE at 1645hrs, 2x Caspian Gulls (3w and adult), 5x YLG, 1w Med (@CWG_sightings)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Greenland White-fronted Goose again Middleton Lakes RSPB in field opposite north pit with Greylag & Canada Geese at 8.50am also 2x Great White Egret north pit and a male Stonechat, 2x Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff  (@wizz15, JW)

Bent Lane, Whitmore
2x Iceland Gull (adult and imm) and in nearby fields before heading off prior to 2pm (to roost at Copmere maybe??), 3x Tundra Bean Geese, 1w YLG (DK)

Radford Meadows
c900x Lapwing, c450x Wigeon, 1x Little Egret (CDa) 

Updated 1900hrs 15/2/17

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Community Noticeboard

North Staffs RSPB Indoor Meeting
Wednesday 15th February at 19.30
Talk by Peter Holden - Inspired by Birds
Meetings held at the Medical Institute (Conference Centre), Hartshill
For further information please contact Geoff Sales (Group Leader) Tel: 01782 618152


Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull in roost plus adult Mediterranean Gull and 3x YLG (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GP
5x Ruff, 8x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 8x Shelduck, 9x Wigeon, 6x Pochard, 26x Gadwall, 28x Shoveler, c20x Little Grebe, 5x GBBG, 5x Redpoll (JW)

Newcastle
25x Waxwing flew NE past Brampton House (@SteveJTurner76)

Stoke
14x Waxwing in trees at Fletcher Road (@ROBgilb)

Parkhall CP
4x Crossbill over the old golf course (SSt)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese still, adult Med Gull (@DKelsall3)

Essington Quarry
White-fronted Goose still with Greylag flock (TCa)

Knyperseley Resv
12x Goosander, 2x Raven (SSe)

Middleton Lakes
Female Marsh Harrier reported over south, 2x Great White Egret  (@RSPBMiddleton)

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday 13th February 2017

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still along Windsor Holloway (KBa)

Astonfields Balancing Lake
Oystercatcher this morning (LBu)

Himley Pool
Goosander, 2x Gadwall, 6x Little Grebe, 2x Wigeon (@broadwayeight)

Trent Washlands
18x Shoveler, 104x Wigeon, 2x Gadwall (@SteveJTurner 76)

Stoke on Trent (Penkhull)
25x Waxwing on Hilton Road just up from Harplands Hospital at 17:15 (@SteveJTurner76)

Leek
Red Kite near the golf club at 16:50 (MCo)

Croxall
Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 4x Chiffchaff, Peregrine (BPu)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull, 2w YL Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

Chasewater
Juv Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull in the roost (@julianallen2009)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Iceland Gull to 07:25 when it flew off SSE (@BelvideBirding)

Copmere
2x Little Egret, Shelduck & 18x Goldeneye (DEm)

Radford Meadows
719x Lapwing, 393x Wigeon, 104x Teal, 3x Goosander & 6x Shoveler (@RegDavies5)

Bent Lane, Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese still present at 16:00hrs, 2x Shoveler (Grizz)

Tamworth
30x Waxwing at Belgrave and later in Kettlebrook (@TameBirding)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Saturday 11th February 2017

Community Noticeboard

2nd Staffordshire Birders' Conference
Sunday March 5th 2017
Connecting Birders across Staffordshire
Oulton Village Hall, Kibblestone Road, Oulton, Stone, ST15 8ND

Tickets are just £6, or £3 for under-25s
The event is being facilitated by RSPB North Staffs Local Group: www.rspb.org.uk/groups/northstaffordshire
Tickets available for purchase at the Group's indoor meetings in January and February 2017.

Tickets can also be ordered using BACS (direct bank transfer) for collection on the day – contact Geoff Sales on 01782-618152, 07397-169452, or gsales@madasafish.com

Uttoxeter Quarry
White-fronted Goose still, flew N with Greylags at 11:53, also 166x Snipe, 50x Golden Plover, Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Shelduck, 4x Goosander, 108x Wigeon  (@rpintean)

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese this morning at Bent Lane (@WestMidsBirding)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still along Windsor Holloway (@AllanLegge)

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull at still at The Void this morning (RWR)

Gailey Res
Mediterranean Gull this morning on sailing lake, also 104x Greylag Geese & 25x Pochard (@TheSnapper1978)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret & Ringed Plover still on Jubilee Wetlands (@atkinson_steve)

 Radford Meadows SWT
421x Wigeon, 95x Teal, 2x Goosander, 2x Peregrine & 136x Lapwing (@RobSwift5)

Dimmingsdale
2x Brambling 2x Redpoll 20x Siskin c150 Redwing, Willow Tit (TEy)

Churnet Valley
Little Grebe, 15x Teal, 2x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, Lapwing, 3x Snipe, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, 50x Fieldfare, Redpoll. Barn Owl & 3x Tawny Owl (DSc)

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday 10th February 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Greenland White-fronted Goose, Great White Egret & Ringed Plover (@julianallen2009)

Eassington Quarry
White-fronted Goose in with large flock of Greylag  (TCa)

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese on Bent Lane (NJS)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still with a Chiffchaff at Windsor Hollows (@RegDavies5)

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull on the Void this morning (@JohnMathers1)

Chasewater Res
2x Caspian Gull, 6x Yellow-legged Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull, Velvet Scoter and 2x Pintail (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GP
700x Lapwing, 3x Golden Plover, 6x Ruff, 10x Curlew, 8x Shelduck (DSc)

Newcastle
10x Waxwing Parkhouse Road West at 08:35 (@SteveJTurner76)

Stoke on Trent
20x Waxwing Ash Bank on Ash Bank Road between Brookhouse Lane and New Road (MBr)

Tittesworth Res
Woodcock, 2x Oystercatcher, Pochard, 9x Wigeon, 7x Teal, 52x Lapwing (SGi)

Hanchurch Woods
12x Brambling (JRu)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Thursday 9th February 2017

Community Noticeboard

Belvide Res Car Park
Installation of new entrance gates & perimeter fence from Mon 13th. 1-2 days of disruption likely.

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Greenland White-fronted Goose, Great White Egret, Ringed Plover & Dunlin (@julianallen2009) also Common Sandpiper (@MRPittaway)

Whitmore
Iceland Gull at Shelton under Harley Farm, Bent Lane,  3x Tundra Bean Geese still (@DKelsall3, NDP)

Iceland Gull - Dave Kelsall

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still at Windsor Holloway (KBa)

Tittensor 
Red Kite just south of over A34 this morning (@tighthead22)

Doxey Marshes
Scaup still present (RWR)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Ruff, Redshank, 5x Snipe, c300x Lapwing, 16x Curlew, 12x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, c100x Teal, 19x Shoveler, 11x Gadwall, 9x Wigeon, 12x Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 25x Redpoll, c150x Redwing, c100x Fieldfare (JWo)

Barton Marina
c100x Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher (JWo)

Radford Meadows
c800 Lapwing, 19x Golden Plover, 2x Goosander, c200 Teal, c450 Wigeon, 2x Shoveler (@RegDavies5)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Oystercatcher (@BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill
Stonechat & 2x Goosander (@PeterDobson20)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Juvenile Glaucous Gull at West End (DCa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Greenland White-fronted Goose & Ringed Plover (@TameBirding)

Whitmore
Bent Lane, adult Iceland Gull & 3x Tundra Bean Geese (@DKelsall3)

Newcastle
22x Waxwing this afternoon at Queens Gardens / Barracks Road (@brianbeecee)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret on opposite side of road, also 3x Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 2x Gadwall, Kingfisher (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 8x Snipe, 8x Shelduck, Water Rail, 3x Gadwall, c50x Teal (JWo)

Pool hall Fisheries
Pink-footed Goose still, 4x Shoveler (@chrisvaghela)

I54
5x Stonechat still (JDu)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull still on The Void this morning (@andm62)

Penkridge
2x Waxwing still at Junction of Wolgarston Way and Boscomoor Lane (@oldskiddy)

Doxey
Water Pipit still and a Chiffchaff (NGr) - also Scaup, 500x Golden Plover (@DoxeyBirder)

Biddulph
40x Waxwing Mow Lane opposite playing field (MS)

Hoar Cross
2x Brambling, Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow (DTh)

Newcastle
15x Waxwing Basford Park Road at 15:40 (@SteveJTurner76)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Monday 6th February 2017

Community Noticeboard

West Midlands Bird Club - Indoor Meeting
Tuesday 7th February 2017

Forty Years of Watching Wildlife - Winners & Losers
with
Dave Emley (recently awarded the BEM in the honours list for his work with nature)

All indoor meetings are held at Perkins Engines Sport & Social Club, Tixall Road, Stafford ST16 3UB
O/S Grid ref: SJ935231 - Meetings commence - doors open at 19.30 for 19.45 start - Admission £2.00


Middleton Lakes RSPB
White-fronted Goose still with the Greylag flock on Jubilee Wetland also Ringed Plover, c260 Golden Plover, c300 Lapwing, Snipe and c11 Shelduck. Great White Egret on North Pit (@RSPBMiddleton)

Chasewater
4x YLG, adult Med Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GP
6x Ruff, 3x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 10x Curlew, Golden Plover, Snipe, Water Rail, 2x Goldeneye, 10x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, c15x Little Grebe, 11x Gadwall, 27x Shoveler, 18x Wigeon, YLG, 2x Common Gull, 3x GBBG (JW)

Barton Marina
c100x Redwing (JW)

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull on the Void this afternoon (@DKelsall3)

Perton
15x Waxwing at Corsers Court this afternoon (PCo)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Redhead Smew from Scott Hide, Common SandpiperKingfisher, Water Rail, 2x Oystercatcher (@chrisvaghela). Also Bittern at 16:27hrs (@BelvideMainMan)

Doxey Marshes
Scaup still present on Boundary Flash. Also, 4x Stonechat, 2x Shelduck, Goosander, Water Pipit near Octagonal hide, Little Egret (@DoxeyBirder)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Whooper Swan this morning plus White-fronted Goose with Greylag flock, also Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, drake Pintail, 2x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, 82x Wigeon, 5x Pochard & Curlew (@rpintean)

Penkridge
6x Waxwing still at Junction of Boscomoor Lane and Wolgarston Way

Middleton Lakes RSPB
White-fronted Goose, Great White Egret, 2x Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Drake Smew plus 2x redhead Smew off Chappell Hide this afternoon plus 3x Oystercatcher, Bittern again roosted (@BelvideBirding)

Essington Quarry
2x White-fronted Geese have been at  pool since 3rd February with Greylag flock (per @BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marshes
Scaup, Water Pipit, Stonechat & a possible Mediterranean Gull (AWa)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese still, 3x Shoveler. 2x Tree Sparrow (DAd)

Branston Gravel Pits
Temminck's Stint, Peregrine, Dunlin, 9x Shelduck, c100 Teal, Goldeneye, 6x Ruff, 17x Curlew, Oystercatcher, 2x Yellow-legged Gull, Stonechat, 3x Skylark, c100 Fieldfare, Raven (DSc)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Long-tailed Duck this morning (@NigelCarp2008) - Smew, 2x Pintail, Common Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding) - 1w Med Gull (@MartynYapp) - Bittern again (@Ochruros)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret on North Pit also Ringed Plover on Jubilee (@atkinson_steve)

Silverdale
Iceland Gull still Walleys Landfill site at field at back viewable from Keele Bank (NDP) - also to and from the Void (@DKelsall3. TRo)

Radford Meadows
1107x Lapwing, 32x Golden Plover, 8x Pintail, 3x Goosander, 23x Shoveler, 5x Shelduck, 451x Wigeon, 234x Teal, 3x Gadwall, Little Egret, Egyptian Goose (@RobSwift5)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Bean Geese early afternoon (RR) - YL Gull, Bramblings, Tree Sparrows (@philjo61)

Whitemoor Haye
191x Wigeon, 700x Lapwing, Goldeneye, 22x Pochard, 8x Tree Sparrow (@BirderAlrewas) - Merlin between the lane and Gravel Pits, 3x Yellowhammer, 2x Golden Plover (GWR)

Chasewater
Velvet Scoter still off south shore (@JohnMathers1) - 3w Glaucous Gull, 2w Iceland Gull,  1w Caspian Gull, 4x ad Med Gull (@The Snapper1978)

Doxey Marsh
1w drake Scaup, 2x Water Pipit (@RobSwift5)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still (KBa)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Egyptian Geese, 30x Wigeon, c100 Teal, 14x Shoveler, 4x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, 3x Water Rail, 5x Ruff, c500 Lapwing, 14x Golden Plover, Snipe, Redshank, Woodcock, 14x Curlew, Common Gull, c50 GBBG, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Goldcrest, 40x Redwing, 20x Fieldfare, 3x Lesser Redpoll (DSc)

I54
5x Chiffchaff, c100 Skylark , 2x Stonechat , Snipe (JDu)

Rocester
11x Goosander, 1x Teal (TEy)

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday 3rd February 2017

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great Grey Shrike in Blithe Bay on Admaston Reach side (N/K) no sign of Shrike this afternoon but 219x Cormorant, 2x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher & Stonechat (@scaupface)

Codsall
22x Waxwing on Sandy Lane (@BelvideBirding)

Stoke
15x Waxwing over the old Victoria Hotel this morning (@nutcracker1965)

Newcastle
40x Waxwing this morning at Basford Park Road (AGo)

Leek
9x Waxwing in Rownall View (TDu)

Penkridge 
17x Waxwing at Boscomoor Lane & Wolgarston Way on apple tree (@KeithW27a)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton) also 18x Golden Plover & Oystercatcher (@Piccalilli123)

Chasewater Res
2x Caspian Gull, 6x Yellow-legged Gull and adult Mediterranean Gull plus Velvet Scoter still present (@CWG_sightings)

Upper Longdon
20-30 Crossbill, c150 Lesser Redpoll, 50x Siskin & 2x Woodcock (SWe)

Pool Hall
Pink-footed Goose & 4x Goosander (@BirderGaz)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese still, 6x YL Gull, 4x Shoveler (@DKelsall3)

Chillington Lower Ave
40+ Yellowhammers (PCo) 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Newcastle
25x Waxwing still Queens Gardens also c20 Waxwing at Basford Park Road (@brianbeecee)

Penkridge
c20 Waxwing this morning at Wolgarston Way and Boscomoor Lane (DFr)

Chasewater Res
4x Caspian Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull and 5x Yellow-legged Gull (@CWG_sightings) also Velvet Scoter, Pintail (@chrisvaghela)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Smew still this morning (@chrisvaghela) - Bittern again roosted again at 16:40 near Scott hide

Branston Gravel Pits
Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 4x Yellow-legged Gull, 2x Common Gull, 3x GBBG, 6x Pochard, 13x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 18x Wigeon, c130x Teal, 7x Shelduck, c20x Little Grebe (JWo)

Himley Great Lake
Goldeneye, 8x Goosander, 40x Pochard, Wigeon (@saltmarsh77)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still along Windsor Holloway this afternoon

Codsall
40x Waxwing outside No22 Sandy Lane (@BelvideBirding)

Newcastle
30x Waxwing Queens Gardens (@Wild_Peaks) - 50x Waxwing Basford Park Road (@ewar166) also 100x Waxwing at Basford Park Road this morning (AVe) also Iceland Gull at Walley's Tip this afternoon (@DKelsall3)

Aqualate Mere
Drake Scaup (PJo) - Great White Egret (@chrisvaghela)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
c450 Golden Plover, c490 Lapwing and Great White Egret (@RSPBMiddleton)

Churnet Valley, Cheddleton - Consall
4x Grey Heron, 2x Teal, 10x Mandarin Duck, 6x Snipe, Dipper, 2x Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, 4x Mistle Thrush, 3x Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 2x Tawny Owl (DSc)

Radford Meadows
c700 Lapwing c400 Wigeon 185x Teal 2x Shelduck 12x Shoveler (@RegDavies5)

Bilbrook
1x Little Egret over Joey's Lane at 10:30 (PCo)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tuesday 31st January 2017

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese still Bent Lane this morning (RWR)

Newcastle
50x Waxwing still Barracks Road (BG) - 50x Waxwing commuting between Queen St and Barracks Road (@SteveJTurner76) - 30x Waxwing still Basford Park Road (@DKelsall3)

Silverdale
Iceland Gull still at Walleys landfill site (@DKelsall3)

Penkridge
20x Waxwing still at junction of Boscomoor Lane and Wolgarston Way

Aqualate
Great White Egret again (@Ian_m_grant)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on Jubilee also 300x Golden Plover (@mjwstaffs)

Branston Gravel Pits
Redshank, 16x Curlew, c50x Lapwing, 2x Pintail, 5x Shelduck, c30x Wigeon, 15x Shoveler, 7x Gadwall, 7x Pochard, c120x Teal, 17x Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Stonechat, 21x Little Grebe, 2x Lesser Redpoll, 8x Bullfinch, 3x Red-legged Partridge (JWo, DSc)

Upper Longdon
3-5 Crossbill with 5x Siskin, Treecreeper & 6x Coal Tit (@chrisvaghela)

Monday, 30 January 2017

Monday 30th January 2017

Aqualate Mere
Bittern flew across right hand reedbed, also c40 Siskin, Mistle Thrush, Willow Tit, c20 Redwing (PBe)

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull still this afternoon, also Grey Wagtail, 2x Pochard, Stonechat (GSa) also Green Woodpecker, 8x Lapwing, Raven over & 6x Lesser Redpoll (SGM)

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese & Yellow-legged Gull at Bent Lane (@DKelsall3)

Burton-on-Trent
15x Waxwing along Wetmore Road, adjacent to small industrial estate near pharmacy (AGo)

Newcastle
Flock of Waxwing on The Avenue (AEd) also c70 Waxwing in Barracks Road this morning (@DKelsall3) also c50 Waxwing on Basford Park Road (@SteveJTurner76)

Radford Meadows
c1000 Lapwing, c400 Wigeon c100 Teal 12x Shoveler 79x Greylag Geese, Egyptian Goose (@RegDavies5)

Branston Water Park
Shelduck (JWo)

Barton Marina
46x Wigeon (JWo)

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sunday 29th January 2017

Aqualate Mere
Great White Egret at West End this afternoon (@rpintean)

Silverdale CP
Iceland Gull still on lake this afternoon (SMi)

Whitmore
3x Tundra Bean Geese still on Bent Lane this pm with 187x Greylag Geese (@philjo61)

Stoke
Waxwing at the Boulevard London Road (ASt)

Newcastle
c70 Waxwing still in Edwards Ave at 10:00 (BG) also 55x Waxwing at Barracks Road (@PhilLocker)

Penkridge
Waxwing near Saxon Road

Talke
c15 Waxwing on Derby Road still (CBr)

Burton on Trent
5x Waxwing on Wetmore Road by Fitness Centre (DSc)

Cannock
44x Waxwing at Lingdale Green this afternoon (BRe)

Chasewater Res
2x Caspian Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, Velvet Scoter & 2x Pintail (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit still by octagonal hide, Scaup Boundary Flash, 2x Stonechat, Water Rail, Shelduck, 4x Goosander (@rpintean)

Branston Gravel Pits
Oystercatcher, 2x Redshank and 3x Ruff (DSc)

Junction Pit
Cetti's Warbler (@BirderAlrewas)

Pool Hall Fisheries
Pink-footed Goose still present this morning (@chrisvaghela)

Westport Lake
Water Rail this morning (DVi)

Ford Green NR
Water Rail this morning (DVi)

I54
7x Chiffchaff this morning plus 4x Stonechat (@136jamie)