Saturday, 6 February 2016

Saturday 6th February 2016

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 12:15

Belvide
1w drk Scaup still present. Permit holders only (@BelvideBirders) 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday 5th February 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Firecrest still at Dosthill (@stevecawthray)

Belvide Res
Juv Iceland Gull 14:03-14:14 only also the 1w drake Scaup still (BB)


Iceland Gull today at Belvide and probably roosted at Chasewater later @BelvideBirding

Chasewater
Twojuv Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull (3w, 1w), 5x YLG in roost. Also Ring-necked Parakeet (MPR GJM, @CWG_sightings)

Branston GP
1w/juv Glaucous Gull in the roost, 17x Curlew, 19x Shelduck, 6x Gadwall, 11x Pochard, 8x Wigeon, Grey Wagtail (JW)

Glaucous Gull at Branston GP by JW

Blithfield Resv
Adult Caspian Gull on the dam this morning (GJM)

Radford Meadows
5x Ruff, 3x Little Egret, 2x Pintail,336x Teal, 150x Wigeon, 4x Goodsander, 598x Lapwing (RSw)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Thursday 4th February 2016

RSPB Middleton Lakes
Firecrest still at Dosthill in thick scrub where the pools split, also Chiffchaff, 2x Shelduck (@RSPBMiddleton, @TameBirding)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x YLG (adult, 2w), adult Mediterranean Gull, Ring-necked Parakeet in at 16:30hrs (@CWG_sightings)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road (JTr, KBa)

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still

Doxey Marshes
2x Little Egret, 3x Shelduck, c400x Golden Plover, 1x Stonechat (@DoxeyBirder)

Cannock Chase
Mixed flock Redpoll and Siskin nr Hednesford (SB)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Dosthill NR
Firecrest still briefly at 12:58 (@Piccalilli123)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gulls (2x 2w, 1w), 2x YLG (ad, 2w) and Ring-necked Parakeet at 16:30hrs. Also probable 1w Caspian Gull x Herring hybrid (@CWG_sightings)

Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent
Short-eared Owl again off Vivien Rd tonight (PLo)

Belvide
1w drk Scaup still present

Silverdale CP
5x Goosander, 3x Lapwing, 1x Stonechat (GSa)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Firecrest in scrub where RSPB pool splits on the Dosthill side (JMo)

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still (BB)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still (@BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
1w and 2w Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, Short-eared Owl west shore (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
2x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, Little Egret, 40x Teal (KLe)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still at 09:00 (KBa)

Copmere
Pink-footed Goose, YL Gull (CHa)

i54
5x Snipe, 3x Stonechat, 40x Linnet, 21x Teal (JDu)

Monday, 1 February 2016

Monday 1st February 2016

Community Noticeboard
The Stafford branch of the WMBC are holding their next indoor meeting on Tuesday 2nd February at the usual venue. The speaker is Mike Leach and the talk is "Owls of the World". 

Further details can be found here   

Fisherwick-Elford
Corn Bunting singing on wires this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
YL Gull, 9x Common Gull, 15x Curlew, 21x Shelduck, 21x Wigeon, 8x Pochard, 14x Gadwall, 11x Shoveler, Tawny Owl. (JWo)

Blithfield Res
Adult and 3w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull (2ad, 1w,2w), (GJM MPR)

Chasewater
Juv Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull (3w and two 1w), 5x YL Gull (2ad, two 3w and 2w), adult Med Gull, Ring-necked Parakeet (@CWG_sightings)

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Sunday 31st January 2016

Community Noticeboard
The Stafford branch of the WMBC are holding their next indoor meeting on Tuesday 2nd February at the usual venue. The speaker is Mike Leach and the talk is "Owls of the World". 

Further details can be found here    

Aqualate
Bittern seen again this morning. Great White Egret still present plus Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler heard. Three Otter also seen (@nutcracker)

Burslem
Black Redstart still around the Purple Anst building at 14:00 (BC LC)

Chucklesholme
2x Ruff, 2x Stonechat (@Ochruros)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present 0930 - 1000 (@richdavis30

Gailey
9x Pochard, 60x Tufted Duck, Tawny Owl (@Snapper)

Belvide
1w drk Scaup from Scott Hide, also Water Rail (@Snapper)

Blithfield Resv
2x 3w Caspian Gulls in the roost tonight (GJM, MPR)

Chasewater
In the roost - 1w Caspian Gull, 3x YLG (2 ad, 2w), 2x Mediterranean Gulls (ad, 1w) and Ring-necked Parakeet  flew in at 16:05 (@CWG_sightings)

i54
7x Snipe, 38x Linnet, 14x Teal (Foz JD)

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Saturday 30th January 2016

Tiitesworth Res
Female Ring-necked Duck this morning (@AnthonyTonyjac) - still at north end opposite first Car park at 15:30 (RPo)

By Steve Gibson

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still also 47x Pintail (JJH SJH BB) - 45x Pintail flew out at 10:30 (BB)
Site record Pintail count.

Aqualate
2x Bittern showing well at 09:00.
Great White Egret and Whooper Swan this afternoon (PJd)

Chasewater
4x Caspian Gull (2 ad, 3w, 1w), 5x YLG (3 ad, 3w, 2w), 2x ad Mediterranean Gulls in roost, Ring-necked Parakeet flew in 16:10hrs (@CWG_sightings) 

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 09:30 (@andm62)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Oystercatcher, 7x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler (RPo)

Trentham Gardens
3x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Gadwall, Goosander, 6x Mandarin, 31x Cormorant, 27x Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 56x Tufted Duck, 21x Siskin, 7x Redpoll, Chiffchaff, 2x Kingfisher (RT)

Radford Meadows
3x Ruff, 659x Lapwing, 2x Pintail, 200x Wigeon, 276x Teal, 3x Shelduck, 4x Goosander, 25x Grey Heron (RSw)

Knypersley Res
Dipper this morning (DW PB)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still (ARu)

Perton Upper Lake
Adult YL Gull, Goosander, Little Grebe, 26x Tufted Duck (IMo)

Brancote Water Works
Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 75x Pied Wagtail, 4x Raven, Green Woodpecker, 49x Wigeon, 2x Goosander (RSw)

Doxey Marsh
313x Golden Plover, 476x Lapwing - opposite side of the M6 (SPe)

i54
2x Stonechat, 6x Snipe, 12x Teal, 15x Siskin, 40x Linnet (Foz JD)

Essington
Male Merlin (JJH)

Hales
4x Pink-footed Geese (STu)

Audley
11x Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail (PAD)

Rocester
2x Goosander, 3x Cormorant, 94x Grey Lag Geese, c200 mixed flock Siskin, Redpoll, Goldfinch (TEy)

North Staffs Moors
Short-eared Owl half a mile north of the Mermaid Pub (DSc)

Red Street (Newcastle)
40x Fieldfare, 60x Redwing 6x Redpoll, Red-legged Partridge (JMa)

Friday, 29 January 2016

Friday 29th January 2016

Dosthill NR
Drake Smew (GWi) as per (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
2x 1w Caspian Gull, 3x adult and 2w YL Gull, 2x Pintail, Ring-necked Parakeet (@CWG_sightings)

Belvide Res
1w drake Scaup still (BB)

Branston GP
2x Ringed Plover, 4x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 18x Shelduck, 12x Shoveler, 5x Gadwall, 21x Wigeon, 3x Raven (JW)

Ringed Plover at Branston GP today by JW

 Westport Lake
2x Wigeon, 15x Tufted Duck (SGi)

Central Forest Park, Stoke-on-Trent
6x Goosander (SGi)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Thursday 28th January 2016

PLEASE NOTE 


Regrettably the West Midland Bird Club has received reports that on Saturday January 23rd birdwatchers jumped over a fence on to adjacent farmland in pursuit if a Black Redstart from the Blithfield Anglers Club carpark.. Whilst as yet it is unknown whether this involved WMBC members such behaviour runs the risk of membership to the Club being suspended or terminated.If anyone has further information regarding this incident please contact blithfield@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk

Chasewater
Sub adult Glaucous Gull, 2x adult and 1w Med Gull, 3x adult and 2w YL Gull, Ring-necked Parakeet at 15:50 (@CWG-sightings)

Belvide Res
1st winter drake Scaup still (BB)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present at 12:00hrs (Tr)

Tucklesholme
2x Ringed Plover (@scaupface)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan, 191x Golden Plover (@daftoldbirder, @scaupface). c1000 x Lapwings, 10x Grey Partridge, 6x Yellowhammer (DSc)

Croxall Lakes
90x Pochard, pr of Goosander (KJo)

Blithfield Resv
3x Pintail in Tad Bay this morning (RBr)

Trentham Gardens
3x Little Egret, 35x Siskin, 4x Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher (PFo)

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Chasewater
Adult/sub adult Glaucous Gull, juv Iceland Gull, adult and 1w Caspian Gull, 2x adult YL Gull, adult Med Gull, Water Rail, 14x Redpoll (@CWG_ sightings)

Belvide Res
1st winter drake Scaup still also adult YL Gull, 48x Goldeneye (BB)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road

Branston GPs
2x YL Gull, c200 GBB Gull, 3x Common Gull, 14x Curlew, 23x Shelduck, 8x Shoveler, 15x Gadwall (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
50x Golden Plover, 10x Tree Sparrow, 15x Yellowhammer, 100x Wigeon (@BirderAlrewas)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Cannock
Ist winter Caspian Gull in fields at Kingswood (@julianallen2009)

Chasewater
Adult Med Gull, 2x adult and 2w YL Gull (@julianallen2009)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 09:15 (KBa)

Branston GP
ad YLG, c150x Herring Gull, c200x GBBG, 15x Curlew, 20x Shelduck, 18x Gadwall, 4x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler (JW)

Monday, 25 January 2016

Monday 25th January 2016

Belvide Res
1st winter Caspian Gull and 2x YL Gull in the roost, 1st winter drake Scaup, 5x Pintail (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater
2x adult YLG, adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost, Ring-necked Parakeet in at 15:45hrs (@CWG_sightings)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still, 50x Golden Plover, Ruff (@julianallen2009)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present this afternoon (IREv)

Uttoxeter Quarry
No sign of fem Ring-necked Duck today (@PhilLocker)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sunday 24th January 2016

Uttoxeter Quarry
Female Ring-billed Duck still present today (RPo). Also 10x Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, c15x Pochard, c150 x Lapwing (JW)

Ring-necked Duck at Uttoxeter Quarry taken today by Jon Woodcock

Chasewater
Brent Goose (@JimPanda) and in the roost tonight - 3w Iceland Gull, adult Caspian Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull, 2x adult YLG, and Ring-necked Parakeet in at 16:10hrs (@CWG_sightings)

Rocester
Whooper Swan  circa one mile south of Rocester in field with Mute Swans east of the B5030 (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan, 60x Golden Plover, 700x Lapwing, 150x Wigeon, 20x Gadwall, 15x Shelduck, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shoveler, 30x Tree Sparrow, 20x Yellowhammer, Oystercatcher, 4x GBB Gull, Little Grebe (@BirderAlrewas)

A38 Pit
Either a drk Scaup or a aythya hybrid present. Bird asleep and under bushes. 2x Chiffchaff (GJM)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road this morning

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker this morning also adult YL Gull, 3x Little Egret, 6x Mandarin, 24x Cormorant (RT)

Endon SW
1x Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker (GBr)


Baddeley Green, Stoke-on-Trent
1x Peacock butterfly in fields (GBr)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Saturday 23rd January 2016

Uttoxeter Quarry
Female Ring-necked Duck on main pit also Pink-footed Goose, 5x Goldeneye ,2x Goosander, 13x Pochard, 28x Wigeon (RPo)

Ring-necked Duck at Uttoxeter Quarry by Richard Powell - First record for the site
 

Photo by Phil Jones
Blithfield Res
Black Redstart still by Fishing Lodge car park (@MartinYapp)

Black Redstart at Blithfield by Martyn Yapp

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 10:05

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull (adult, 3w), adult YLG, Ring-necked Parakeet flew straight in at 15:35hrs (CWG_sightings)

Nr Cannock Tip
1w Mediterranean Gull (@nessie_w)

Belvide
1w Scaup still present (@BelvideBirding, @nutcracker1965)

Alvecote Pools
Red-necked Grebe on Pretty Pigs Pool (per NDP)

Aqualate
Whooper Swan this morning (IGr)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still (@BirderAlrewas)

Tittesworth Res
64x Tufted Duck, 8x Goosander, 4x Pochard, 105x Common Gull, 4x Willow Tit (SGi)

Croxall Lakes
Green Sandpiper, 5x Redshank, 60x Pochard (AnM)

Gailey Resv
10x Greylag Geese, 25x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye (@TheSnapper1978)

Brookleys Lake
15x Mandarin, 8x Goosander, fem Pintail (@rpintean)

Silverdale CP
20x Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher, 2x Goosander, 5x Skylark, 30x Meadow Pipit (PAD)

Friday, 22 January 2016

Friday 22nd January 2015

Blithfield Res
Black Redstart again at Anglers Lodge at 15:35 (RCB)

Doxey Marsh
Pink-footed Goose, 2x Barnacle Goose, 2x Little Egret, 12x Gadwall, 11x Shoveler, 80x Wigeon, 300x Teal, Goosander, 4x Snipe, Water Rail (DSc) - additional 2x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, Chiffchaff, 8x Goosander (KLe)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull (1w and 3w), 2x YLG (adult and 2w), adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost. Ring-necked Parakeet at 16:10hrs (@CWG_sightings)

Cannock - Kingswood
Adult Caspian Gull, adult YL Gull (@julianallen2009)

Whitemoor Haye
15x Grey Partridge, Merlin (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GP
2x adult YLG, Common Gull, c150x GBBG, 14x Shelduck, 2x Shoveler, 20x Wigeon, 43x Pochard, 9x Gadwall (JW)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 15:15

Barlaston Downs Banks
2x Willow Tit near the car park (ARa)

Mow Cop
2x Bat sp seen tonight (ALo)

Croxall Lakes
c60 Pochard, Green Sandpiper, 5x Redshank (KJo)

i54
2x Stonechat (JDu)

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Thursday 21st January 2016

Belvide Res
Drake Scaup still present (CVa)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present today

Chasewater
Adult Iceland Gull in the roost (JAl)

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Blithfield Res
Immature Black Redstart at Medley Wood Fields near fishing lodge (GJM)

Burslem
Black Redstart still at 13:00 around Purple Anst building (TD)

Belvide Res
1st winter drake Scaup (BB)

Westport Lake
A early Oystercatcher around main lake at 08.45, flew NW at 09.00 (CJW)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present 1620hrs (DSc)

Chasewater Res
3x Willow Tit, 4x Goosander, 18x Wigeon, 25x Cormorant, 12x Little Grebe, 19x Great Crested Grebe & Stonechat (IWh). Adult YLG, ad Mediterranean Gull and Ring-necked Parakeet in the roost (but not literally as Parakeets can't swim) (JAl)

I54
2x Stonechat, 2x Snipe, 13x Teal, 3x Water Rail, c50 Linnet, 8x Siskin & 40x Cormorant (JDu)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan, 13x Golden Plover (@julianallen2009)

Doxey Marsh
3x Green Sandpiper, 454x Golden Plover, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 16x Goosander, Stonechat, Kingfisher (AHa)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Tuesday 19th January 2015

Burslem
Black Redstart still around Purple Anst building at 10:00 (GSa, @ArthurBladon)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road this morning.

Radford Meadows
Whooper Swan at 10:30 (CDa) - still at 13:00, view from end of Rickerscote Lane (RSw)

Hixon
c375 Golden Plover on the airfield at 16:00 also 10x Grey Partridge (RCB)

Branston GP
5x Snipe, 2x Water Rail, 4x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, 26x Wigeon (JW)

Blithfield Res
2x adult Caspian Gull in the roost (GJM)

Chasewater
Juv Iceland Gull at 16:30 (@julianallen2009)

Madeley STW
4x Chiffchaff (STu)

Silverdale CP
Short-eared Owl over the Void at 15:35 also a Goosander (BC LC)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still also 20x Golden Plover (@julianallen2009)

Doxey Marsh
Cetti's Warbler, 4x Goosander, Stonechat, Little Grebe, 4x Teal (KLe)

Ford Green
Barn Owl at 16:15, Willow Tit, Green Woodpecker (JJ)

Stafford
1x Raven over (ABa)

Monday, 18 January 2016

Monday 18th January 2016

Hinksford/Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present this morning in landscaped quarry north of Enville Road

Belvide Res
Knot on north west bund from the Hawksutts Hide flew west at 12.50 (BB)

Burslem
Male Black Redstart still from old Purple Antz building in Woodburn Street (SGi)

Chasewater Res
Juvenile Iceland Gull at 15.55 (JAl)
also adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3x Shelduck & Ring-necked Parakeet (@CWG_sightings)

Silverdale CP
Short-eared Owl at 15.30 over Void, also c15 Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat & male Goosander (SGM)

Doxey Marshes
c325 Golden Plover, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat & Pink-footed Goose seen by other observers (CHa)

Westport Lake
39x Pochard & 14x Tufted Duck (SGi)
also Snipe, Goldeneye, Common Gull & Grey Wagtail (CJW)

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sunday 17th January 2016

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red-necked Grebe on the main gravel pit at midday, 7x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, 1x Green Sandpiper, 11x Snipe, 1x Willow Tit (RPo)

Red-necked Grebe at Uttoxeter Quarry by Richard Powell - A FIRST SITE RECORD

Trentham Gardens
NO SIGN of the Red-necked Grebe today, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 2x Mandarin (@MartynYapp)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull (adult, 3w, 1w), 3x YLG (two adult, 1w), adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost, Ring-necked Parakeet still. Adult Caspian Gull this afternoon in fields at Poplars Landfill, Cannock   (@CWG_sightings).

Blithfield Resv
7x adult YLG roosted (RPo)

Burslem
Male Black Redstart still around Purple Anst building (@MartynYapp) and again at 11:45hrs although it does go inside the building as well (@nutcracker1965)

Radford Meadows
3x Ruff, 6x Golden Plover, 3x Pintail, 3x Goosander, 461x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 9x Shoveler, Goldeneye, 378x Lapwing, Kingfisher (RSw)

Belvide Res
120x Pink-footed Geese flew over at 11:54hrs, 1x Green Sandpiper, 2x Pintail (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
120+ Golden Plover, 2x Cetti's Wrb, 35x Shoveler, 2x Stonechat, 1x Pink-footed Goose, 5x Water Rail (@ScottoftheMarsh)

Aqualate
No sign of the GREEN-WINGED TEAL today. 16x Pintail, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Tit (@TheSnapper1978, @Ian_m_grant)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 08:55

Whitemoor Haye
One Whooper Swan at 08:45, 1x Little Egret, 30+ Yellowhammer (@BirderAlrewas)

Endon SW
1x Stonechat, 1x Chiffchaff, 71x Meadow Pipit, 32x Pied Wagtail, 34x Lapwing (GBr)

Dimmingsdale
110x Pink-footed Geese over SW at 10:45 (TEy)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Saturday 16th January 2016

Aqualate
Drake Green-winged Teal and Bittern showing this morning (IGr). Green-winged Teal again present 13:00 to 13:25hrs then flew to left and out of view (IBu, RPo) NOTE - path to hide is under one foot of water and wellies are needed

Green-winged Teal at Aqualate by Ian Grant - First site record
Bittern also seen today at Aqualate by Ian Grant
Trentham Gardens
Red-necked Grebe still present today

Burslem
Male Black Redstart still at 12:00 around the Purple Antz building (PJo)

By Phil Jones
Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x adult YLG, hybrid Lesser x Ring-bill, Short-eared Owl on west side, Ring-necked Parkeet flew in (@CWG_sightings, @TheSnapper1978, @julianallen2009, @TameBirding)

Croxall Lakes
69x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye,153x Teal, 7x Goosander, 4x Wigeon, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (SPe)

Gailey
Drk Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 12x Golden Plover, Tawny Owl (@TheSnapper1978)

Tittesworth Res
110x Wigeon, 11x Goosander, 13x Snipe, 2x Willow Tit (SGi)

Doxey Marsh
Pink-footed Goose, 3x Pintail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Stonechat, 5x Goosander, 10x Snipe, Water Rail (SE HF)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road

Whitemoor Haye
3x Whooper Swan (@BirderAlrewas, @julianallen2009)

i54
3x Stonechat, 3x Snipe, 2x Brambling, 10x Yellowhammer,14x Siskin, 2x Redpoll, 300+ Chaffinch, 50x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 11x Teal, Water Rail (foz, JD)

Rocester
3x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 103x Greylag Geese,, Kingfisher, c200 mixed flock of Siskin, Redpoll, Goldfinch (TEy)

Ford Green NR, Stoke-on-Trent
6x Redpoll (WJo)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Friday 15th January 2016

Stoke on Trent
Male Black Redstart still in Burslem around the old Purple Antz building (TJa)

Trentham Gardens
1st winter Red-necked Grebe still

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 14:39

Chasewater
2x adult Caspian Gulls in the roost plus the hybrid Lesser B B x Ring-billed Gull type (@CWG_sightings)

Audley
2x Snipe, 2x Yellowhammer (PAD)

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Thursday 14th January 2016

Burslem
Male Black Redstart in grounds around old Purple Antz building just past Home Bargains on Woodbank Street opposite car park  (MTu)
Mark Turner
Steve Gibson


Trentham Gardens
Iw Red-necked Grebe still, 3x Little Egret, 5x Gadwall, Pochard, 2x Little Grebe, 2x Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (HF)

Hinksford/Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present this morning in landscaped quarry north of Enville Road (@WestMidsBirding)

Highgate Common
2x Pink-footed Geese still at Mere Hall with feral Greylag Geese flock this morning (IWh)

Branston GP
14x Curlew, 11x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler, 22x Gadwall, 19x Wigeon, 3x Little Egret (JW)

Brewood
Barn Owl at Horsebrook Lane at 16.00 (JDu)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Wednesday 13th January 2016

Belvide Res
Drake Green-winged Teal on north shore, 2nd site record (BB)

Chasewater
3x Willow Tit, 4x Goosander, 18x Wigeon, 12x Little Grebe, Stonechat (@scaupface). Ring-necked Parakeet showed well around waterski compound but no sign SEO in poor weather. Juv Iceland Gull briefly at 16:15hrs, 2x YLG (@CWG_sightings)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road at 12:45

Trentham Gardens
1st winter Red-necked Grebe still at midday also Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 3x Mandarin (RCB)
also c500 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6x Herring Gull, 35x Lesser Black-backed Gull, Goosander & Peregrine (PFo)

Westport Lake
2x Wigeon & 3x Gadwall (KSt)

Newcastle
Peregrine on St Giles church at 15:30 (BC LC)