Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Blithfield Res (Permits)
2x Little Stint, 8x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 6x Barnacle Geese, 2x Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret & 3x Little Owl (SE, HF)

Branston Gravel Pits
Ruff, 9x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 156x Lapwing, 9x Little Egret, 50x Little Grebe, 3x Pochard, 20x Shoveler, Water Rail, 3x Grey Wagtail & Goldcrest (JWo)

Belvide Res (Permits)
57x Golden Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2x Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, 7x Pintail & Peregrine (BB)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday 29th September 2014

Blithfield Res (Permits)
Little Stint, 12x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 150x Wigeon, c80 Swallow through (MJ)

Belvide Res (permits)
2x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7x Pintail, 358x Teal, 77x Great Crested Grebe, 2x Reed Warbler & adult Yellow-legged Gull (BB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Rock Pipit on north pit at 15.22, also 2x Ruff, on Jubilee Wetlands, Pintail, Ringed Plover & 3x Swallow through (JHa)

Dosthill NR
Hobby present ( JHa)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday 28th September 2014

Aqualate Mere
5x Red-crested Pochard & Cetti's Warbler (IGr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Pintail, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 6x Chiffchaff, Kingfisher & 3x Egyptian Geese (RPo)

Blackbank
Red Kite over north at 09:55 also Peregrine present (NP)

Blithfield Res (permits)
Little Stint, 5x Ruff, 4x Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, 56x Wigeon, Wheatear & Peregrine (RPo)

Belvide Res
2x Curlew Sandpiper from Chapel hide

River Sow Meadows Stafford
Little Egret, 10x Little Grebe, 2x Wigeon, 3x Raven, Wheatear, 26x Skylark, 2x Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff , Kingfisher (RS)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Bittern at 11:00 (DW)

Stafford (Rowley Park)
Peregrine, 13x Buzzard, 2x Raven (AH)

Cannock Chase
16x Stonechat (LS)
Red Kite near Freda's Grave at 09:42 (EF)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Saturday 27th September 2014

Westport Lake area
2x Cormorant, 12x Swallow & 30x House Martin (ARa)

Belvide Res
2x Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7x Pintail, Stonechat, 2x Reed Warbler, also 664x Meadow Pipit over south (Belvide Blog)

Friday, 26 September 2014

Friday 26th September 2014

Blithfield Res
6x Knot (GJM) - 2x Little Stint still at Beech Tree Point at 16:00

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Ruff, 5x Little Egret, Hobby, 2x Swallow (JH)

Branston Gravel Pits
10x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 4x Green Sandpiper, 6x Snipe, 275x Lapwing, 7x Little Egret, 44x Little Grebe, 5x Pochard, 11x Shoveler, 2x Kingfisher, c5x Chiffchaff singing, c20x Meadow Pipit, still plenty of Roesel’s Bush Crickets. (JW)

Kingfisher by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
3x Ruff, 3x Ringed Plover, 5x Pintail, Wheatear (Belvide Blog)
 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thursday 25th September 2014

Belvide Res
3x Ruff, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6x Pintail, 333x Teal, 47x Wigeon, imm Peregrine (Belvide Blog)

Oakamoor-Moneystone
c150 House Martin (KK)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Aqualate Mere
2x Hobby, Cettis Warbler, Sedge Warbler & Water Rail (SBN)

Blithfield Resv (permits)
1w Caspian Gull in Tad Bay early evening (MPR)
Also 2x Little Stint at Beech Tree Point

Belvide Res (permits)
4x Ruff, 5x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 4x Pintail, 44x Wigeon, 35x Pochard, Common Tern & immature Peregrine ( BB)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, Snipe, 14x Little Egret, 45x Little Grebe, 7x Shoveler, Kingfisher & c15 Meadow Pipit over (JWo)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Belvide Res
Juv Arctic Tern this afternoon, also juvenile Common Tern, 4x Ruff, Greenshank, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6x Pintail, 310x Teal, 38x Wigeon, juvenile Hobby & Reed Warbler (BB)

Aqualate Mere
Juvenile Garganey & Hobby (SRo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Ruff, Dunlin, 20x Snipe on Jubilee Wetlands (TVB)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday 22nd September 2014

Whitemoor Haye
7x Little Egret, 28x Wigeon, 4x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, 1x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 20x Tree Sparrow, 151x Cormorant (SCo)

Stafford
c30 Pink-footed Geese flew over town centre to west 10:10hrs (RBA)

Belvide Resv
4x juv Ruff, 1x Greenshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 1x Dunlin, 32x Snipe, 8x Pintail, 35x Wigeon, 258x Teal, 56x Shoveler, 22x Gadwall, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 1x Sedge Warbler, Hobby, juv Common Tern (Belvide Blog)


This Sunday 28th September is the first work party of the season. Please meet at the Scott hide at 9.30am if you can spare a few hours. Gloves and tools provided.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday 21st September 2014

Blithfield Res
Great White Egret circled over Blithe Bay at 12:45 (MPR)
2x Little Stint, 8x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, 5x Wheatear, 2x Kingfisher, Common Tern (AB)

Belvide Res
Whinchat late afternoon at west end (RBA)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier, Garganey, 60x Shoveler, 12x Little Grebe, Peregrine, Hobby, 242x Mute Swan, 15x Chiffchaff (RS)

Cuckoo Bank
Great White Egret over Cuckoo Bank at 13:10 (PW as per CM)

Wilbrighton Hill (skywatch)
17x Buzzard, 2x Hobby, 300x Swallow south, 9x Skylark south, Grey Wagtail (RS)

Doxey Marsh
Ruddy Shelduck on Boundary flash (GH)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Little Egret, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 30x Tree Sparrow, 31x Wigeon, 10x Teal, Green, Green Woodpecker (SC)

Branston GPs
5x Ruff, 5x Snipe, 3x Golden Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 20x Shoveler, 6x Little Egret, 27x Little Grebe, 150x Teal (AJT)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Saturday 20th September 2014

Belvide Res
Sanderling still

Aqualate
Garganey

Blithfield Res (permits)
4x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, 7x Ruff, 3x Snipe, Wheatear & Yellow Wagtails (SRi)

Doxey Marsh
35x Snipe, 42x Wigeon, 28x Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2x Kingfisher, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 7x Chiffchaff, 62x Mipits, c200 Swallow south (RS)

Gailey Res
3x Wigeon, 2x Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Kingfisher & 2x Marsh Tit (SRi)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday 19th September 2014

Belvide Res
Juv Spotted Redshank at west end, juv Sanderling still, also 3x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, 11x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 31x Snipe, Common Tern, 6x Pintail, 19x Wigeon, 43x Shoveler, 109x Cormorant & Wheatear (BB)

Spotted Redshank

Blithfield Res (Permits)
2x Dunlin, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Redstart, 5x Wheatear, 3x Little Owl, Whinchat, Stonechat, 6x Ruff, 2x Snipe, 24x Wigeon, Little Grebe, c50 Swallow (SE, HF) - also Green Sandpiper (RCB)

Berryhill
4x Stonechat, 3x Whinchat, 7x Wheatear (RT)

Whinchat by Jim Rushton

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, Pintail & 4x Snipe (ABl)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thursday 18th September 2014

Belvide Res (Permits)
1st winter Caspian Gull, Garganey,  juv Sanderling, 7x Pintail, 271x Teal, 3x Ruff, 11x Ringed Plover, 2x Greenshank, 20x Snipe & Hobby (Belvide blog)

Gailey Res
Black-necked Grebe on sailing lake

Blithfield Res (Permits)
Little Stint still in Mickledale Bay this evening also Whinchat, Stonechat, 11x Ruff, adult Med Gull, 3x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover (RCB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
5x Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, c120 Shoveler, Pintail, 3x Shelduck, 3x Hobby, Stonechat, Whinchat ( SHa, SCo via TVB)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wednesday 17th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
6x Curlew Sandpiper & 2x Little Stint this morning

Belvide Res (permits)
Juvenile Knot at west end, also juvenile Sanderling, Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 2x Greenshank, 16x Snipe, 2x Hobby & c5 Pintail (Belvide blog)
Sanderling by Nigel Talbot

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tuesday 16th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
4x Little Stint, 6x Curlew Sandpiper, 3x Whinchat

Belvide Res
Juv Sanderling at the west end this morning. Also 8x Ringed Plover, 3x Greenshank

Stonechat by Nigel Talbot
 
Blackbank (vis mig)
1950x Meadow Pipit over this morning (NP)

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Ruff, Greenshank, 8x Snipe, 11x Curlew, 6x Green Sandpiper, 10x Little Egret, 24x Shoveler, 3x Pochard, 5x Meadow Pipit over, numerous Caddisflies. (JW)

Little Egrets by Jon Woodcock
 
Blithfield Res
7x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 4x Dunlin, 2x YL Gull, Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, 8x Yellow Wagtail, LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 13x Wigeon, 2x Little Grebe, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 33x Barnacle Geese (SE HF)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Monday 15th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
8x Curlew Sandpiper on Jubilee wetlands, 3x Little Stint, 2x Greenshank

Blithfield Res
Whimbrel through Blithe Bay at 09:15 (GJM MPR)
7x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 2x Snipe, 2x Peregrine, c300 Lapwing, 33x Barnacle Geese, 2x Little Grebe, 3x Raven (MJ)

Silverdale CP
A Black-tailed Godwit on the Void today (per NDP)

Berryhill
Golden Plover, 2x Whinchat, 4x Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 3x Snipe (RT)

Wheatear by Jim Rushton

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday 14th September 2014

Chasewater Res
Whinchat this morning at old building near entrance

Aqualate Mere
2x Marsh Harrier, 3x Hobby, Peregrine, Pintail & 2x Wigeon (IGr)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
8x Curlew Sandpiper & 4x Ruff on Jubilee Wetlands (ABl)

Blithfield Res
4x Greenshank, 7x Ruff, 8x Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, 2x Goosander, Dunlin, Snipe, 4x Wigeon, 33x Barnacle Geese, 13x Yellow Wagtail, Shelduck, 4x Yellow-legged Gull, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Hobby & Little Owl (SE, HF)

Branston Gravel Pits
8x Curlew, 7x Ruff, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover & Cettis Warbler (DOu)

Whitemoor Hayes
15x Golden Plover (DOu)

Eassington Quarry Pools
3x Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon ( JD, KJD)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Saturday 13th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper, 4x Ruff, Stonechat (TVB)

Branston GP's
8x Little Egret, 8x Green Sandpiper, 6x Ruff, 10x Curlew, 1x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Snipe (SBN)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier, 4x Hobby, Wigeon (JJH SJH)

Doxey Marshes
1x Marsh Harrier thru to west, 2x Green Sandpipers, 3x Ruff, Dunlin, 350+ Lapwing, 80+ Snipe, 14x Chiffchaff (SPe)

Berryhill
3x Stonechat, 2x Whinchat, Juv Cuckoo, Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, 2x Snipe, 5x Cormorant (RT CO)

Juv Cuckoo by Dave Fowler

Blackbank (vis mig)
878x Meadow Pipit over (NP)

Knypersley Resv
389x Meadow Pipit over from 08:15hrs to 11:00hrs (GBr)

Westport Lake
6x Shoveler, 8x Wigeon, 1x Nuthatch (SBN)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday 12th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
North pit juv Little Stint, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 39x Wigeon, Jubilee wetlands 2x juv Curlew Sandpiper, 7x Ruff, 4x Little Egret, Wigeon, 2x Hobby (as per JH)

Blithfield Res
2x Curlew Sandpiper, 13x Yellow Wagtail, c100 Meadow Pipit, 90x Linnet, Whitethroat (RCB)
10x Ringed Plover, 8x Ruff, 4x LR Plover, 3x Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Shelduck, 10x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 2x YL Gull, Whinchat, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail (SE HF)

Whitemoor Haye
12x Grey Partridge, Greenshank, Little Egret, 93x Cormorant, 7x Shoveler, 35x Tree Sparrow, 4x Wigeon, 4x Teal, 2x Yellow Wagtail, probable Merlin at dusk (SC)

Alrewas National Arboretum
Hobby, 3x Little Egret (SC)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday 11th September 2014

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Hobby, 6x Ruff, 5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Curlew, Snipe, 15x Shoveler, 5x Pochard, 5x Gadwall, 44x Dabchick, 8x Little Egret, Peregrine (JW)

Peregrine by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
3x Greenshank, Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, 140x Teal, 2x Common Sandpiper, Shelduck & Hobby (Belvide Blog)
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Aqualate Mere
2x Marsh Harrier & 3x Hobby this evening at 17.30 til 18.15 (JMa)

Berryhill
3x Stonechat near the scrape this morning also the Juv Cuckoo still, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Snipe (RT)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Middleton Lake RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank

Aqualate
Osprey

Alrewas
3x Green Sandpiper at Jnc pit, Garden Warbler, 2x Pochard, 7x Chiffchaff at the GPs (SC)

Whitemoor Haye
83x Cormorant, 12x Tree Sparrow, Peregrine, Snipe (SC)

Huntington
Red Kite over the back of the old Littleton Colliery (AG)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday 9th September 2014

Blithfield Res (permits only)
3x Little Ringed Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 5x Ruff, 3x Little Egret, 7x Greenshank, 4x Goosander, Shelduck, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2x Grey Wagtail, Little Owl, Osprey & 4x Yellow-legged Gull (SE, HF)

Belvide Res (permits)
4x Hobby, 3x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper & Shelduck (Belvide Blog)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Ruff, 11x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 6x Curlew, 5x Little Egret, 307x Lapwing, c15 Shoveler, 5x Pochard, 38x Little Grebe & Brown Argus (JWo)

Brown Argus by Jon Woodcock


Knypersley Res
1x Tree Pipit, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 1x Garden Warbler, 1x Willow Warbler, 10+ Swallows and a Blackcap (GBr)


Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper still present (TVB)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday 8th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank, 2x Curlew Sandpiper, 5x Ruff, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Pintail, 17x Wigeon, 5x Little Egret, 2x Hobby, Whinchat, Wheatear & Stonechat (FM, JH)

Blithfield Res
2x Osprey, Little Stint, 7x Ruff, 7x Greenshank,17x Ringed Plover, 8x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Grey Wagtail, Little Owl, 2x Wigeon, Hobby (SE HF)

Belvide Res ( permits)
Red Kite, 2x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Hobby, Shelduck & 2x Spotted Flycatcher ( Belvide Blog)

Cannock Chase
Juv Cuckoo, 5x Raven (RW)

Knypersley Res
1x Redstart, 1x Hobby, 3x Peregrine, 30+ Swallows, 12+ Chiffchaff, 22x Meadow Pipits (GBr)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday 7th September 2014

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Curlew Sandpiper from East Screen, Spotted Redshank at North Pit, also Whinchat & Stonechat (TVB)

Aqualate Mere
Black Tern & Garganey this morning (IGr)
Also 4x Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, 2x Wigeon & Cettis Warbler ( RSw)
Garganey by Rob Swift

Belvide Res (permits)
Black Tern this morning til 08.00
Spotted Flycatcher by Nigel Talbot

Blithfield Resv
1x Osprey, 2x Wigeon, 3x Yellow-legged Gulls, 7x Ruff, 5x Greenshank, 14x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Dunlin,Wheatear (SR)

Gailey
1x Whinchat along fence opposite sailing club car park (SR)

Branston GP
3x Little Egret, 10x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 3x Green Sandpipers, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 1x Spotted Fly (SBN)

Endon SW
1x Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 1x Grey Wagtail, 12+ Chiffchaff, 1x Willow Warbler, 2x Raven (GBr)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Saturday 6th September 2014

Blithfield Res (permits)
Garganey (RPo RCB), also Osprey, also 2x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler & 7x Greenshank (RPo)
Also Pintail, Goldeneye & Turnstone (GJM, MPR). Osprey still PM plus Hobby, 10x Ringed Plover, LRP, 6x Dunlin, 6x Ruff, Greenshank and Spot Fly (SR)

Garganey by Richard Powell

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Tree Pipit over west screen, Whinchat & Stonechat near east screen, 2x Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank still present (TVB)

Belvide Res
Juv Bar-tailed Godwit still and another flew through at 08:50

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Whinchat, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, Kingfisher, 5x Egyptian Geese (RPo)

Whinchats by Richard Powell

Aqualate
Garganey and Black Tern this afternoon

Burston - Aston
c75 x Tree Sparrow, c200 Starling, 29x Teal, 7x Little Grebe, 4x Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, 2x Snipe, Green Sandpiper (DC)