Thursday, 26 April 2018

Thursday 26th April 2018

Lapley
Glossy Ibis over flying east (@i54foz)

Doxey Marsh

Arctic Tern, 2x Swift, 6x House Martin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (@grantprice20)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Berryhill
Whinchat between the Viewpoint and the Fenpark track also 8x Wheatear (RT, NDP) - Also at Bottleslow Flash Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Goosander (RT)

i54
2x Wheatear, LR Plover, (@i54foz)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, 7x Common Sandpiper west end, Osprey flew south at 14:45, Arctic Tern from 17:00, Hobby north at 15:20

Chasewater
6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler still

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo this morning (@cheddletonwild)

Doxey Marsh
2x Swift, 27x Sedge Warbler, 5x Reed Warbler, 6x Whitethroat, Wheatear, Great White Egret, Little Egret (MBo)

Caverswall-Weston Coyney
Grasshopper Warbler by Holyhead Crescent (SCo)

Apedale CP 
Whinchat still (@brianbeece)

Westport Lake
2x Swift, 2x Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler ( @Chris23565, @brianbeecee)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel still, 5x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 6x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese,(JWo,DSc)

Madeley
Lesser Whitethroat by the footbridge over the railway line (TRo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo near Brocton Coppice (PBr)

Gailey Resv
2x Swift, 2x Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, nearby at Otherton Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail 

Tucklesholme
2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Goosander (JWo)

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Chasewater
Cetti's Warbler west of main lake, 3x Common Tern, 1s Med Gull


Westport Lake
Swift this morning (@Phil.Locker)

Middleton Lakes
On JW, 6x Avocet, 3x Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, Wheatear, 3x Grasshopper Warbler (@ArthurBladon)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel briefly at 11:50 to 12:02, 2x Dunlin, 3x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 6x Common Tern, 3x Med Gull

Apedale CP
Whinchat still, also Wheatear (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
Red-necked Grebe on Black Meadows Pit, Whimbrel, 6x LR Plover, 6x Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 30x Little Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Little Egret ((JWo)

Whimbrel by Jon Woodcock

Ford Green NR
Cetti's Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler still (JJo)

Berryhill
8x Wheatear

Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

Middleton Lakes
Glossy Ibis on North Pit before flying off north (@RSPBMiddleton)  - Glossy Ibis reported again at 12:53  -  7x Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, Ruff, 2x Reed Warbler, House Martin,  on JW, Wheatear North Pit (@atkinson_steve)

Codsall
Ring-necked Parakeet again around Moatbrook Lane (@htarry)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whimbrel at west end (per DCa)

Berryhill 
7x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (RT, NDP)  -  LR Plover on Bottleslow

Ford Green
Grasshopper Warbler (DVi)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Yellow Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, Redshank (DPa)

Apedale CP
Whinchat at top visitor centre, also Cuckoo, (@zoeanne83 per JohnMathers1)  -  Also a Wheatear (@philjo61)

Chasewater
2x Common Tern, Hobby

Hawksmoor
Wood Warbler (TEy)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
21x Swift thru, Bar-tailed Godwit still, Garden Warbler, 2x Red Kite thru

Gailey Resv
Swift, 2x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler,  nearby at Otherton Lesser Whitethroat(@TheSnapper1978)

Swallow Moss
Cuckoo heard (@CartlidgeDen)

Ford Green
Cetti's Warbler still, Grasshopper Warbler (JJo)

Highgate Common
Cuckoo heard (@Gemandged)

Doxey Marsh
Red Kite, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, 3x LR Plover, Little Egret, (@grantprice20)  -  Also 24x Sedge Warbler, 6x Reed Warbler, 6x Gropper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Garden Warbler, 2x Red Kite, White Wagtail (MBo)

Shoal Hill

Tree Pipit, 3x Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye

Male Channel Wagtail on New Workings (@TameBirding)

Aqualate
2x Hobby, Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (@mwyre)

Hanchurch
2x Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill, 20x Redpoll (@brianbeecee)

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 4x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, (@AndrewH)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 5x Redshank, Ringed Plover, 6x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear, Little Egret, (DSc)

Cannock Chase
Redstart (@Clive_Davies1)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern, 2x Common Tern

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, Cuckoo, 2x Ruff, Tree Pipit briefly, 2x Common Tern, 2x LR Plover, 5x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, many Sedge Warblers all on JW, (@atkinson_steve)

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still (for 4th day), Garden Warbler, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat


By Dennis Vickers

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit still, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 12x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (GJM)  -  Also Whimbrel still, Common Tern (@tonyjac_tony)

River Sow Meadows
5x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Little Egret, 2x Gadwall (@RobSwift5)

Aqualate
Whimbrel thru NE (@Ian_m_grant)  -  Cuckoo this evening (@mwyre)

Tucklesholme
4x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 5x Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (@Ochruros)

Branston GPs
Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 8x Whitethroat, 7x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 8x LR Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 30x Little Grebe,  (DSc)

Cuckoo Bank
Whinchat, Cuckoo, 4x Lesser Whitethroat (@GrantHames)  -  Ad Kittiwake and 2x Common Tern thru, 2s YL Gull

Chasewater
Osprey over north over Fair Lady Coppice at 10:25

Ford Green NR
Cetti's Warbler still, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper (JJo)

Hanford - Trentham
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, (LS)

Highgate Common
2x Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Cuckoo (@HughieKing)

Silverdale CP
Wheatear on the Void, 2x Common Sandpiper (GSa)

Pendeford Hall Lane
6x Wheatear (@chrisvagela)

Cannock Chase
Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, Cuckoo, Mandarin, Stonechat (GWe, CWe)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Yellow Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Sedge Warbler, Corn Bunting, 3x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Little Egret (@BirderAlrewas)

Kinver Edge
Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat (@JohnMathers1)

Hanchurch Hills
Cuckoo calling, Tree Pipit (@GeoffSales1)

Tittesworth Water
Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Tern, (@stephengibson42)

Upper Elkstone
2x Redstart, Cuckoo (@domhall)

Hawksmoor
Wood Warbler , Tree Pipit (ABa)

Croxden
4x White Wagtail still (ABa)

Friday, 20 April 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Wimbrel thru, Dunlin, Med Gull,  (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Arctic Tern

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still on slag mound uphill  from  the Viewpoint, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Redpoll, Whitethroat (RT, NDP)

Trentham Gardens

2x Sedge Warbler, House Martin (@tighthead22)

Radford Meadows
Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, (@Clive_Davies1)

River Sow Meadows
Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 10x House Martin (@RobSwift5)

Doxey Marsh (Octagonal hide closed due to vandalisim)
2x Great White Egret, Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, Redshank, 2x Little Egret (@grantprice20)  -  Also Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Great White Egret (MBo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Arctic Tern, Kittiwake (HF, SE)

Middleton Lakes
Black Tern on JW (@MercianBirding)  - Black Tern still this evening also on JW Dunlin, 3x Avocet, 2x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 5x Redshank, Common Sandpiper 2x Yellow Wagtail, (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
3x Arctic Tern, Greenshank, Curlew, Redshank, Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel on the mound SE of the Viewpoint, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Redpoll, 6x Wheatear (RT,NDP)

Middleton Lakes
Drake Garganey, Wheatear, Common Tern, ad YL Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret flying high along river (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitemoor Haye
Common Gull, 10x Yellow Wagtail, 4x White Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler (@BirderAlrewasw)

i54
Single Grey Partridge (@fisherandbirder)

Norton-in-the-Moors
Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (@SteveJTurner76)

Ford Green
Cetti's Warbler still (@SteveJTurner76)

Tittesworth Water
Pied Flycatcher, Common Tern, LR Plover, Common Sandpipers (per JOa)

Handsarce Flash
Several Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (@BirderAlrewas)

Cannock Chase
3x Cuckoo (@fisherandbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern, Arctic Tern and Whimbrel thru (GJM, MDJ)  -  Little Tern and 2x Arctic Tern still present from deep end, 3x Common Sandpiper on causeway (@tonyjac_tony)  -  Also 3x Wheatear (@julianallen2009)

Trent Washlands
Lesser Whitethroat at Burton Mail centenary wood (@rpintean)

Audley Meadows
3x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellowhammer (@PeterDobson20)

Burston
2x Grey Partridge, Whitethroat and the escaped Red-breasted Goose on the pool (BB)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel just SE of the Viewpoint, Red Kite over the mast at 07:50, 13x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (RT. NDP)  -  7x Curlew dropped in high paddock between the mast and Palletstacks (IBu)  -  Wheatear count up to 22 this evening (NDP)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Little Gull, off the causeway, 4x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Wheatear, 3x Common Tern (@Clive_Davies1)

Admaston-Rugeley
Red Kite over the B5013 at 09:15 (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit still, Lesser Whitethroat

Coombes Valley

6x Pied Flycatcher

Brocton Coppice
Cuckoo, Redstart (@Clive_Davies1)

Middleton Lakes
2x Avocet, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Doxey Marsh
Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, 3x Sedge Warbler (DWEmley)

Whitemoor Haye
12x White Wagtail, 13x Yellow Wagtail (@julianallen2009)

Branston GPs
5x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, Common Tern, 14x LR Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Redshank, 2x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, 33x Little Grebe, 26x Gadwall, 2x Little Egret, 14x White Wagtail, Common Gull, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Croxden Quarry
5x White Wagtail (ABa)

i54
2x Wheatear (i54foz)


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret briefly from Sittles farm bend, 3x Curlew, LR Plover, Redshank, 2x Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Knot, Greenshank still, Dunlin, 2x Avocet, 3x Ruff, Redshank all on JW (@MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Reed Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, (MBo)

Wolseley Bridge
Red Kite at 08:15 (MMa)

Rocester JCB
Little Tern reported at 14:40 on South Lake  -  Still present this evening (et al.) Also 2x Arctic Tern on North Lake

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern this morning only, Bar-tailed Godwit and Black-tailed Godwit still

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over the causeway at 14:57 also White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (@tighthead22)  -  Ad Little Gull and pair of Common Scoter (GJM)

Berryhill Bottleslow Flash
Black-tailed Godwit showing this evening also Common Sandpiper, LR Plover (RT)

Chasewater
2x Arctic Tern, ad Kittiwake at 19:00, Drake Garganey flushed from North shore

Branston GPs
Iw Iceland Gull, Female Marsh Harrier thru south at 15:40, 13x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Ringed Plover,  Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 10x LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Common Gull, 10x GBB Gull, 14x White Wagtail,  2x Yellow Wagtail, (DSc, JWo)

Iceland Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs


Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday 16th April 2018

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel c200m uphill from the Viewpoint, 12x Wheatear, Yellowhammer, (NDP, RT)  -  Red Kite over at 12:50 (CSi, BCa, LCa)

Whitemoor Haye
Wheatear in field opp old microlight entrance (@BirderAlrewas)

Audley Meadows
Female Ring Ouzel, Yellowhammer, 3x Tree Sparrow (@PeterDobson20)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, 3x Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper (@paulsmith15363)  -  Bar-tailed Godwit (per GWi)

Stableford
Egyptian Goose on the pool viewable from the footbridge over the railway line also Yellow Wagtail (@SteveJTurner76)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Osprey for 30 mins at 14:00 (EFo)

Apedale
2x Wheatear by the top visitor centre (@JohnMathers1)

i54
5x Wheatear, 3x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper (@i54jamie)

Radford Meadows
Pair of  Garganey this evening (@RobSwift5)

Lightwood
Willow Tit Woodpark Lane

Chasewater
Cuckoo on North Heath, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Gull

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Sunday 15th April 2018

Chasewater
2x Ad Little Gull (@CWG_sightings, RSo)  -  Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, White Wagtail (@CWG_sightings)

Berryhill
Hawfinch in bush by The Viewport, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear, Stonechat, Willow Tits, (RT, NDP)  - Curlew over east at 10:49 (IBu), nearby at Bottleslow Flash LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Little Gull to  08:00 only (GJM)  -  Further 2x Little Gull this afternoon (HF, SE)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Male Ring Ouzel,  Black-necked Grebe still

Doxey Marsh
Whimbrel, 4x LR Plover, 3x Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Little Egret (@grantprice20)  -  Additionally 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Water Pipit, 5x Cetti'sWarbler, 6x Water Rail, White Wagtail, (MBo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, Tree Pipit at the Punchbowl (@shakerstu)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret still, Yellow Wagtail,  Sedge Warbler, 2x Curlew (@Ochruros)  -  5x White Wagtail, 3x Yellow Wagtail on new working (@TameBirding)  -  Also 21x Goldeneye, 2x Ringed Plover, Little Egret (DAb)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Yellow Wagtail, 5x Oystercatcher, House Martins (@philjo61)  -  Also 3x LR Plover, Dunlin, 2x Shelduck (@DKelsall3

Audley
LR Plover over Cross Lane (JHu)

Parkhall CP
Cuckoo showing and calling along the top ridge (CSi)

Westport Lake
Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern all thru, Reed Warbler still (@Chris23565)

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff, LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Avocet on JW (@TameBirding)

Alrewas
2x Little Gull on gravel pit opposite entrance to National Arboretum (@Ochruros)

Branston GPs
Adult Little Gull, 7x Curlew, 6x LR Plover, 4x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, 20x Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 4x White Wagtail, 3x Little Egret, 2x Mandarin (DSc)

Endon Sewage Works
3x House Martin, (GBr)

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Common Scoter (5 drakes), Black-necked Grebe, Ad Kittiwake thru east at 08:15, Hawfinch over east at 09:10, Osprey thru to NE at 15:45

Whitemoor Haye
6x Curlew over, 2x Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret and Corn Bunting still, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x White Wagtail, Goldeneye, Peregrine, (@BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill
4x Curlew over, (RT, IBu) 7x Wheatear  (RT, NDP)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Greenshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Wheatear, Mandarin, Tree Sparrows, (@philjo61)  -  Also 2x White Wagtail (AEa, RNW)

Tittesworth Water
2x Common Scoter also Curlews (@stephengibson42)

Doxey Marsh
Whinchat still at Creswell Flash (DFo)  -  additionally Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit (@Chris23565)

Middleton Lakes
Osprey thru JW at 09:30 (@bins_on_a_stick)

Hanchurch
15x Brambling at the feeding station (@AEa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander (@rpintean)

Consall
Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Dipper. 2x Goosander (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Scoter, (@ArthurBladon)  -  Also 18x White Wagtail, 5x Yellow Wagtail (@rpintean)

Lower Foxley
7x Wheatear, 6x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Curlew (MBa)

Cannock Tip
Ring Ouzel in fields east of Cannock Tip, Redstart, Wheatear, (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GPs
Lesser Whitethroat, 10x Curlew, 8x Redshank, 6x LR Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x ad Med Gull, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 10x GBB Gull (DSc)

Friday, 13 April 2018

Friday 13th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still, Redshank, also 5x Ringed Plover and a Dunlin to 11:15 only

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret (NGr)  -  Whinchat, 6x Water Pipit, 2x LR Plover, Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail,  (HF,SE)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Oystercatcher, LR Plover (@DKelsall3)  -  also Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 4x LR Plover (@philjo61)

Whitemoor Haye
Common Crane still, 3x Egyptian Geese, Corn Bunting (BPu)  -  Also Great White Egret Sittles farm pool still (RCB)

Berryhill
4x Wheatear off the Palletstacks, White Wagtail, Whitethroat (RT)

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff, 2x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 5x Black-tailed Godwit,  on JW, 2x Egyptian Geese on Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve) - Additionally Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 3x Common Tern on JW (@Piccilli123

Trentham Gardens
2x Hawfinch in Yews near to the church and 2x Dipper still (AEa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper on the causeway (DBl)

Chasewater
Common Tern, 12x House Martin

Branston GPs
14x LR Plover, 11x Curlew, 6x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 22x Shelduck, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Mandarin, 32x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 25x GBB Gull, 4x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Thursday 12th April 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Common Crane behind Sittles farm viewed from bend on rough road (BSm)

Whitmore Bent Lane
LR Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Mandarin (@DKelsall3)

Doxey Marsh  (Wellies required)
Great White Egret still, 3x Little Egret, 3x Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 2x LR Plover,  (@grantprice20)  -  Also Female Marsh Harrier to 11:00 only, 2x Water Pipit, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, (MBo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w Little Gull, 3x Black-necked Grebe

Trentham Gardens
8x Hawfinch still but very mobile (HF)

Branston GPs
Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 5x House Martin, 10x LR Plover, 10x Curlew, 6x Redshank, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 9x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 5x Goldeneye, 80x GBB Gull, 25x Little Grebe (JWo)

i54
3x LR Plover, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2x White Wagtail (@i54jamie)

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still,  Sandwich Tern at west end to 15:06 only,  Reed Warbler

Doxey Marsh
2x Pied Flycatcher still from boardwalk on Warren Lane (RRa, MBo)  -  Female Marsh Harrier Boundary Flash at 18:50 (PJ. PL)

By Dave Fowler

Staffs

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still

Doxey Marsh
Ad Little Gull briefly at Boundary Flash, Great White Egret, Little Egret, LR Plover, Cetti's Warbler , House Martin, (richard_rafe)  -  3x Pied Flycatcher and 2x Hobby (per RSt)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, Shelduck (@DKelsall3)

Trentham Gardens
2x Hawfinch back of the garden centre (HF)

i54
4x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper (@i54jamie)

Hoar Cross
2x Mandarin (DTh)

Burston - Aston
Pink-footed Goose, Little Egret, 2x Mandarin, 3x Shelduck, (DCo)

Chasewater
2x Common Sandpiper

Branston GPs
Whitethroat, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 10x White Wagtail, 11x House Martin, 12x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 8x Curlew, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 4x Goldeneye, 22x Shelduck, 3x Little Egret, 32x Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, 9x GBB Gull, (JWo)

Monday, 9 April 2018

Monday 9th April 2018

Keele
Hawfinch this morning (@keelebirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Common Tern, 2w Med Gull

Chasewater
Common Scoter, 2x Little Egret flew west, also a Redshank, Common Tern

Middleton Lakes
Common Crane flew north

Pendeford Hall Lane-Lawn Lane Coven
Green Sandpipers and  LR Plover still (@shakerstu)

Titttesworth Water 
3x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit, Brambling but no sign of the Red-crested Pochard (@thevicar70)

Branston GPs
7x Yellow Wagtail, 14x White Wagtail, Blackcap, 11x Redshank,  10x LR Plover, 9x Curlew, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Egyptian Geese, 31x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 20x GBB Gull (JWo)

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sunday 8th April 2018

Chasewater
Whitethroat and 10x Blackcap in west shore wood

Tittesworth Water
Drake Red-crested Pochard (LHa)

By Les Harrison

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still, Yellow Wagtail, 5x White Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 2x Willow Warbler, 4x Blackcap, Black-tailed Godwit, PF Goose, Common Gull, 6x Swallow, (@grantprice20)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel off the Fenpark Road track behind farm buildings (PAt)  -  4x Wheatear, 2x Swallow, 3x Willow Warbler, (RT, NDP)

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@DaveHobbyHutton) - also 2x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, Curlew (@atkinson_steve)  -  10x Oystercatcher on JW (@Rewildings85)

Penkridge STW

3x Yellow Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Whitmore Bent Lane
LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Oystercatcher, 40x Swallow, 20x Sand Martin (RNW)

Ingestre
Osprey over north at 10:30 (RCB)

Westport Lake
Kittiwake on main lake (@DKelsall3)

Uttoxeter Quarry
96x Common Gull, Willow Warbler, 5x Curlew, Willow Warbler, Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye. 3x Mandarin (@rpintean)

Endon Sewage Works
Willow Warbler, 14x Swallow, Sand Martin (GBr)

Elford -Whittington
3x Corn Bunting (@BirderAlrewas)

Baldwins Gate
4x Brambling (RWh)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover, 13x White Wagtail, 5x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear (HF, SE)

Whitemoor Haye
10x Yellow Wagtail, 5x White Wagtail, 2x Green Sandpiper (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
8x Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 4x Willow Warbler, 3x Swallow, Little Egret, PF Goose, 20x Gadwall, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Barnacle Geese (DSc)



Iceland Gulls by Jon Woodcock
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Cuckoo Bank
Wheatear, 5x Willow Warbler, White Wagtail (@GrantHames)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Pink-footed Geese this evening (ABa)

Branston GPs
2x Iceland Gull (ad & imm) roosted tonight from 19:00 (DSc)

North Staffs Moors
10x Ring Ouzel (GBr)

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Saturday 7th April 2018

Whitemoor Haye
The White Stork of unknown origin still. Also Great White Egret, Corn Bunting from Sittles farm bend, Egyptian Goose, 2x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Stonechat, Swallow, Stonechat (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-necked Grebe still, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Willow Warbler, 7x Blackcap, Med Gull

Blithfield Resv
(WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper on the causeway (GJM)  -  2x Little Gull off the causeway

i54
3x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, Swallow (@i54jamie)

Silverdale CP
2x Ring Ouzel on TheVoid (@philjo61)

Tamworth
Mealy Redpoll still at Amington (@TameBirding)

River Sow Meadows
2x Oystercatcher, 2x Goosander, 3x Gadwall, Swallow, Blackcap (@RobSwift5)

Madeley
2x Hawfinch at the church (DVe)

Berryhill
Willow Warbler, 2x Wheatear, Golden Plover over, 23x Linnet (RT)  -  Shelduck over the Viewpoint at 12:15 - second site record, Swallow, (IBu)  -  5x Swallow and Goosander at Bottleslow (RT)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x Oystercatcher, LR Plover, 12x Swallow, 7x Sand Martin (@DKelsall3)

Chasewater
Sedge Warbler below the dam also 2x Blackcap (@CWG_sightings)  -  30x Sand Martin, 7x Swallow, 7x Goldeneye (@Granthames)

Lower Foxley
Wheatear (MBa)

Branston GPs
Scandinavian Rock Pipit on North Pit, view only from bridal path between Tetenhill and Branston Water Park also Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Curlew, 7x Ringed Plover, 4x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, 4x White Wagtail, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Willow Warbler, 5x Blackcap, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Barnacle Geese, 24x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye (DSc)

Trentham Gardens
Hawfinch at back of garden centre, Dipper, 30x Sand Martin, 6x Swallow, 2x House Martin, 16x Mandarin, (HFo)

Radford Meadows
4x Swallow, Sand Martin, 3x Oystercatcher, 4x Goosander, 22x Shoveler (@RobSwift5)

Tittesworth Water
6x Swallow, 2x Sand Martin, 4x Oystercatcher, 5x Goosander, Willow Warbler (per JOa)

Gunstone
Wheatear just off Port Lane, 3x Swallow (i54jamie)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, 2x White Wagtail, Willow Warbler. Blackcap (DCo)

Knypersley Resv
Blackcap, 2x Swallow, 20x Chiffchaff, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Goosander (GBr)

Friday, 6 April 2018

Friday 6th April 2018

Whitemoor Haye
White Stork went to roost on abseiling tower this evening viewed from the A513 (per @BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet,  LR Plover, Ringed Plover on JW, Willow Warbler near east screen, 2x Swallow, 6x Sand Martin over Dosthill NR, 4x Oystercatcher,(@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet at west end, 3x Black-necked Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, 2w Med Gull, Wheatear

Pendeford Hall Lane
Green Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Blackcap (@TheMoorhen)

Keele
Osprey over at 11:40 (@keelebirder)

Gailey Resv
6x Oystercatcher, Goldeneye, c20 Swallow, 3x House Martin (@TheMoorhen)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover Blithe Bay and a Swallow thru (GJM)

Ford Green
2x Swallow this morning (DVi)

Parkhall CP
Grey Partridge flushed near the trig point off Hulme Road (CSi)

Doxey Marsh
Osprey over north,  2x Great White Egret, 3x LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 2x Water Pipit, 20x Swallow, 2x House Martin, 10x Sand Martin, 2x Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 3x Oystercatcher (MBo)  -  also Red Kite, Goosander (@richard_rafe)  -  and a Redshank (ISh)

Branston GPs
Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 9x Redshank, 9x Curlew, 7x LR Plover, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Ruff, 22x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 20x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 2x Barnacle Geese, 26x Little Grebe, 30x Sand Martin, 3x Little Egret, (JWo) - also Green Sandpiper, Swallow, 4x White Wagtail (DSc)

Croxton
Red Kite over at 15:40 (@RobBlack69)

Kidsgrove
Osprey over at 12:05

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Thursday 5th April 2018

Sugar Loaf Farm
3x Wheatear, 2x Swallow (@StourBirder)

Tamworth
A second Mealy Redpoll at Amington (@TameBirding)

Berryhill
6x Wheatear from the Palletstacks track, no sign of any Ouzels (RT)

Bignall Hill
3x Wheatear, no sign of any Ouzels (@JohnMathers1, MBa )

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Blackcap, Little Egret, LR Plover, (@grantprice20, @richard_rafe)

Essington Quarry Pool
3x Swallow (@DavidBate17)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over and Black-necked Grebe still (@Backtothewind)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper on The Void (NDP)

Trentham Lakes
Little Egret off Stanley Matthews Way (@kevindance2)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over the dam at 15:55 (DBl)

Swallow Moss
Wheatear and 3x Stonechat (DSc)

i54
Green Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, 2x White Wagtail, Willow Warbler (@i54jamie)

Cannock Chase
Red Kite flew south along Sherbrook Valley at 17:15 (RCB)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret still, 2x Egyptian Geese, Yellowhammer, Swallow, (@ArthurBladon)

Churnet Valley - Cheddleton
3x Swallow, 2x House Martin, 6x Sand Martin, 2x Mandarin, 24x Raven (DSc)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet Blithe Bay deep end, 2x White Wagtail on the causeway, MPR)  -  Yellow Wagtail on the causeway (GJM)  -  Osprey in Tad Bay, 5x Oystercatcher, Goosander (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still (et al) - 6x Wheatear (HFo, SEd)

By Steve Edwards

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, 2sum Med Gull, Blackcap

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting still on bend above Sittles farm (@tighthead22) - 2x Wheatear near bend on rough road at 12:00 (DLu)

Bignall Hill
4x Ring Ouzel (3 fem, one male) at the monument (@JohnMathers1)

Branston GPs
Female Marsh Harrier seen to drop in the reed bed mid day (per DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank on JW also Bittern flying over JW, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Med Gull, Sand Martin, 2x Oystercatcher, (@Piccalilli123, @atkinson_steve))

Doxey Marsh (Wellingtons essential)
2x LR Plover, 2x Water Pipit, 2x Willow Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, House Martin, 5x Swallow, 8x Sand Martin, Peregrine, (MBo)

Chasewater 
11x Swallow in the evening

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel (male and female) around the high paddocks south of the Viewpoint at 07:30 (RT, NDP)  -  Later the two Ouzels moved westwards along the cemetary track down from the mast (DBl), Wheatear above the Viewpoint, Swallow over at 12:45 (DVi) - 3x Goosander still on Bottleslow

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret still from Sittles farm bend, also Corn Bunting, Wheatear, (@BirderAlrewas)

Tutbury
30x Hawfinch in Yews opposite Ironwalls Road (MCh)  -  52x Hawfinch but dispersing from a probable roost site (MPR)

Cudmore Fisheries
Osprey this morning  (EMa)

Radford Meadows
2x Goosander, Oystercatcher,  (@Clive_Davies1)

Keele
13x Hawfinch this morning (@keelebirder)

Blithfield Resv
(WMBC members only)
3x Red-throated Diver in Blithe Bay 10:05 to 11:05 when they flew off WNW (MPR)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red Kite thru east,  Osprey thru north at 14:10, 2x Med Gull, Willow Warbler

Wetley Moor
2x Willow Tit, 2x Brambling (DBl)

i54
Green Sandpiper, LR Plover (@i54jamie)

Chasewater
3x adult Little Gull briefly before flying off east, Arctic Tern, 2w Iceland Gull, LR Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, Willow Warbler

Branston GPs
11x Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher, 3x Ringed Plover, 4x Goldeneye, 26x Little Grebe, 4x Little Egret, 2x Barnacle Geese, 10x Chiffchaff, 19x Sand Martin (JWo)

Alton Churchyard
75x Siskin, 2x Chiffchaff (TEy)

River Sow Meadows
3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Goosander, 33x Snipe (@RobSwift5)

Caverswall
Barn Owl again at Cookshill at 20:10 (BB, JB)

Monday, 2 April 2018

Monday 2nd April 2018

Tutbury
32x Hawfinch in Yews along Burton Street opposite Ironwalls Lane (DSc)

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@TameBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Ad Iceland Gull, Wheatear, 3x Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 7x Goosander, Corn Bunting, male Merlin thru, (@(julianallen2009) - also Barn Owl (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
2w Iceland Gull 

Gailey Resv
House Martin, 3x Sand Martin (@The Snapper1978)

Alrewas Arboretum
Barn Owl, 4x Oystercatcher (JWo)

Branston GPs (Wellingtons essential)
6x Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 11x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Swallow, 6x Sand Martin, 10x Chiffchaff (DSc)