Friday, 31 December 2010

31st Dec 2010

Knypersley Res
Goosander x 13 (6 drakes ) early morning.........SS.

Westport Lake
Pink-footed Goose x 90 over south at 13-50.......N Smith.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 12 at Bass Meadows in the grounds of the narrow gauge
railway..............Birdguides.
Waxwing x 6 in private garden just off the golf club car park........G Taylor.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 20 in Longton at Anchor Rd / Cross St junction.

Tamworth
Waxwing x 11 at Tameside NR pool.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wigeon x 100 , Goosander x 5 , Teal x 5 and 30 x Cormorant.........A Barker.

Cheadle
Merlin male north over Hales Hall pool @ 14-35...........R Powell.

Handsacre
Goosander x 2 females on the River Trent........F Barclay.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern seen again in Boundary Flash reedbed today.........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Pink-footed Goose x 35 over south @ 15-35........BB.
Yellow-legged Gull x 2 adults in the roost this evening.........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Mealy Redpoll x 2 again in private garden on feeders........NT.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

30th Dec 2010

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 2 adults still near the bridleway this morning.....Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern still showing well on Boundary Flash this afternoon...........Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan x 2 mid-morning...............Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Goosander x 12 (8 x drakes) on the small pool below the dam.........R Jones.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Bewick Swan x 23 (20 x adults) also adult Y L Gull...........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 1 also 45 x Pink-footed Geese over at 15-30.............D Powell.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

29th Dec 2010

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 6 (4 x adults , 2 x juveniles) on sailing lake at 12-45
then flew towards fields by bridleway..........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern along northern edge of Boundary Plash........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still around Tiddlers Pool this afternoon........Birdguides.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

28th Dec 2010

Wilnecote
Waxwing x 30+ still on Falcon Road this morning........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern one present viewed from hide.

Dosthill NR
Bittern x 3 still present today.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl again around Tiddlers Pool area this afternoon.

Stafford
Possible Bittern at Astonefields Balancing Lakes.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 40 by Total garage on Derby Road.........Birdguides.

Monday, 27 December 2010

27th Dec 2010

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl still one present this afternoon.......A Barker.

Newcastle-under-Lyme
Brambling x 40 at a private site in Basford.......Birdguides.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 100 next to Sainsburys car park............Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 25 still in fields by A5...............Birdguides.

Fisherwick
Bewick Swan x 2 still with Mute Swans though distant.........Birdguides.

Dosthill NR
Bittern x 3 present today..........P Hyde.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

26th Dec 2010

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 25 still in fields near the reservoir..........Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Mealy Redpoll behind the old trout hatchery with 25 x Lesser Redpolls.......G Brereton.

Fisherwick
Bewick Swan x 16 opposite Stubby Lea cottage........Birdguides.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x50 in Sainsbury car park............Birdguides.

Clay Mills
Waxwing x 12 on Dovecliff Av at the junction with Shrewsbury Av........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Mealy Redpoll still in a private garden this morning..........N Thorneycroft.

Stafford
Goosander x 15 , Woodcock and Peregrine at river sow meadows , also
Green Sand and Redshank at the water treatment works.......R Swift.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

25th Dec 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Elford GPs
Bewick Swan at least x 7 present with Mute Swans , also
White-fronted Goose..........Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 25 still today , park by 1st bend along access road and take
the bridleway to view through gap in the hedge...........Birdguides.

Croxden Quarry
Tawny Owl x 2 still hunting early morning , also 3 x Raven over......A Barker.

Friday, 24 December 2010

24 th Dec 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TIME AND A BIRD FILLED NEW YEAR.
BEST WISHES
STEVE SEAL.


Park Hall CP
Long-eared Owl x 2 this morning........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still around Tiddlers Pool area..........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Barn Owl along Asbourne Rd this afternoon.........A Barker.

Balswin Gate
Waxwing x 7 this afternoon........Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 25 still in fields by the A5.....N Smith
Elford GPs
Bewick Swan x 7 with Mute Swans viewed from quarry entrance this morning...T Perrins

Thursday, 23 December 2010

23rd Dec 2010

Tamworth
Goosander x 30+ in the Castle grounds..........A Bladon.
Waxwing x 4 still on Overwoods Rd mid-afternoon............Birdguides.
Bittern flew from central reservation of A4091 near Middelton Hall
late morning.............Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Bewick Swan x 24 still in fields close to A5 , not Whoopers as reported yeserday....Birdguies.

Fisherwick
Bewick Swan x 4 with 100 Mute Swan in fields opposite Stubby Lea Cottages....Birdguides.

Wilnecote
Waxwing x 80+ on Nature Reserve path............Birdguides.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

22nd Dec 2010

Baswich
Green Sandpiper at Brancote water works river Sow Meadows
on concrete tanks..........R Swift.

Gailey Res
Whooper Swan x 25 reported in fields close to A5 , park by first bend on access
rd and follow bridleway 100m to view..........Birdguides.

Tamworth
Waxwing x 35 on junction of Tempest St and Halford St.........Birdguides.

Kings Bromley
Goosander x 2 female on river Trent viewable from layby on northbound A515....B&S George.

Elford GPs
Bewick Swan x 13 at Stubby Leas.........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Common (Mealy) Redpoll x1 possibly two birds present in private garden......NT.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

21st Dec 2010

Essington
Ring-billed Gull possible adult briefly early afternoon then flushed and no further sign...Birdguides.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 40 at Victoria Rd / Fenton Ind Est this afternoon........Birdguides.

Lichfield
Waxwing x 30 on Austin Cote Lane opposite Birchwood Rd.......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 , also Barn Owl this afternoon.......CS.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 80+ on Duke St next to Sainsburys car park........J Stanley.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Ring-billed Gull 1st winter again off Watery Lane in concrete bay.......Birdguides.

Monday, 20 December 2010

20th Dec 2010

Short-eared Owl...........Berry Hill.
This suberb image taken by Neil Thorneycroft.
Blithfield Res (permit only)
Ring-billed Gull  possible 1st winter off Watery Lane............Birdguides.

Barton-under-Needwood
Waxwing x 7 at Barton Gate near little India Restaurant by B5016.......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still by Tiddlers Pool this evening........Birdguides.

Lichfield
Waxwing x 32 by the Co-op on Roman Way...............Birdguides.

Newcastle
Waxwing x 4 in Borough Arms Hotel car park at 8-00.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

19th Dec 2010

Dosthill NR
Bittern showing well on the ice this morning........Birdguides.

Lichfield
Waxwing x 11 opposite the Turnpike in Rykneld St........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing one at east end of Kingfisher Way.........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Waxwing one in southeast bay early morning...........Birdguides.

Chasetown
Waxwing x 20 at junction of Ridgeway and Warren Rd.........Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 20 flew over Daisy Bank at 15-00.............Birdguides.

Kingsley
Whooper Swan x 18 flew over east at 14-00........Birdguides.

Ramblers Retreat
Marsh Tit one present...........A Barker.

Denstone
Brambling x 2 present today.............NU.

Baswich
Waxwing x 7 in private garden on Cornwall Drive this afternoon......R Swift.

Knypersley Res
Dipper x 2 and 2 drake Goosander..........G Brereton.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl showed well this afternoon........NT.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

18th Dec 2010

Fenton
Waxwing x 30+ at the back of Wrights Pie shop (Clarence St car park) at the
top of Victoria Rd this morning..........NT.
Waxwing x 150 on Victoria Rd this afternoon.........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 12 on Lambert Rd this morning........EJF.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 40+ still on Chase Rd this afternoon...

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl still one present around Tiddlers Pool area this evening.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 30+ mid-way along Dale St by the fire station........Birdguides.

Friday, 17 December 2010

17th Dec 2010

Doxey Marshes
Bittern flew from Boundary Flash and into the Warrens reedbed at 15-30...R Swift

Stafford
Waxwing x 3 still by the Morris Mans pub this afternoon..........Birdguides.

Burton-on-Trent
Waxwing x 60 still opposite W T Parker on Moor St this morning........Birdguides.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

16th Dec 2010

Wheaton Aston
Waxwing x 10 still by lock cottage..........Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 3 on A518 by the pub.........R Powell.
Great Haywood
Waxwing x 30 opposite the post office.

Silverdale Colliery
Yellow-legged Gull x 4 on the Viod lunchtime ( 3 x ad , 1x 4th winter).

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 7 by Penkridge Bank car park this morning.........Birdguides.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

15th Dec 2010

Wheaton Aston
Waxwing x 12 by the lock present for a week.....Birdguides.

Channock Chase
Hawfinch at Freda's Grave.........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern on Boundary Flash this morning...........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still hunting mid-afternoon around Tiddlers Pool......Birdguides.

Dosthill NR
Bittern one still , also adult Whooper Swan.........Birdguides.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 150 off Anchor Rd Longton at 14-50......NS.

Silverdale Colliery
Yellow-legged Gull present on the Void today.........NP.

Wilnecote
Waxwing x 9 flew northwest over Magnus on the Tame Valley Ind Est.....Birdguides.

Aqualate
Bittern still to the right of the hide......RJ.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

14th Dec 2010

Norton Canes
Waxwing x 7 on Conduite Rd..........Birdguides.

Aqualate Park
Bittern showing from hide this morning...........Birdguides.

Lichfield
Waxwing x 25 around the police / bus station........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Bittern one in the reedbed on Boundary Flash , also Little Egret on the scrape.......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 again showing well at 15-45.

Dosthill NR
Whooper Swan still on the river , also Bittern in reedbed and Glaucous Gull
flew over towards the tip..............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Waxwing x 300+ flew north in 11 seperate flocks late afternoon , also
adult Caspian Gull...........Birdguides.

Monday, 13 December 2010

13th Dec 2010

Lichfield
Waxwing x 39 by Tamworth Street car park this afternoon...........Birdguides.

Wombourne
Waxwing x 40 breifly at the corner of Common Rd and Wombourne Park.......Birdguides.

Norton Canes
Waxwing x 150 near Bellsize Close on the Walsall Rd..........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still late this afternoon.

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin one early morning.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

12th Dec 2010

Goldeneye.......Westport Lake.

Dosthill NR
Bittern one on north pit , also 1st winter drake Smew.......Birdguides.
Whooper Swan adult still on the river........TVB.

Knypersley Res
Goosander drake on main lake , also one pair Wigeon. SS ,GB.

Westport Lake
Goldeneye x 3 ( one drake).........NS.

Tamworth
Waxwing x 19 on Overwoods Rd mid-afternoon........Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Iceland Gull adult in the roost at deep end..........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew x 2 redheads still today , also adult Yellow-legged Gull........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 showing well again around Tiddlers pool area.....RT, NT.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wigeon x 32 , Teal x 2 , Curlew x 3 , Snipe and Green Sand..........A Barker.

Baswich
L S Woodpecker river Sow Meadows in willows near Walton canal bridge.....RS.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

11th Dec 2010

Westport Lake
Goosander fem , Gadwall drake , 5 x Teal and 2 x Goldeneye.......N Smith.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew x 2 (redheads) this morning.........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 50+ in the Balance Hill area..........J Stanley.

Leek
Waxwing x 24 Stockwell St car park.........A Barker.

Cheadle
Waxwing x 15 Lid Lane.............A Barker.

Hales Pool
Mandarin x 2 and Water Rail by the footbridge..........A Barker.

Drayton Bassett
Smew 1st winter drake on east side of north pits..........Birdguides.

Tamworth
Waxwing x 15 in car park behind shops on Hockley Rd......Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Iceland Gull x 2 (3rd winter and Juv ) also adult Med Gull off Beech
Tree Point..............Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 3 by Lambert Rd..........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 7 by Whithouse car park.
Waxwing x 2 on Chase Rd by Freda's Grave.
Waxwing x 1 near the Glacial Boulder..............Birdguides.

Dosthill NR
Whooper Swan adult still on the river...........Birdguides.

Cannock
Yellow-legged Gull  adult at Kingswood Lake.......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still by Tiddlers Pool meadow.........Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 12 still on Carder Av...............Birdguides.

Friday, 10 December 2010

10th Dec 2010

Stafford
Waxwing x 12 @ Carder Av.........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 30 at Hazelwalls Community Park today.........J Stanley.

Dosthill NR
Bittern one at dusk , also sub adult drake Smew and 2 adult Y L Gull......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 hunting around Tiddlers Pool......Birdguides.

 Rugeley
Waxwing x 50 flew over Wolseley Rd towards town centre at 9-30.......Birdguides.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

9th Dec 2010

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 60+ this morning still at Ashwood........N Smith.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 10 on old Knotty Way this afternoon........J Stanley.

Dosthill NR
Bittern one today..........Birdguides.

Wolseley Bridge
Waxwing x 10 by garden centre car park early afternoon.........Birdguides.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

8th Dec 2010

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 15 at Burslem on ring rd by the church at 9-30.....J Jones.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Waxwing x 20 in southeast bay at 8-55 then flew towards Gazebo hide.......Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 30 at Whimster Square Sundown Drive.........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl x 2 still showing well from 15-00 onwards.......Birdguides.

Little Haywood
Waxwing x 40 on Hillside Drive.............Birdguides.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

7th Dec 2010

Waxwing Cheadle.....photo by Neil Thorneycroft.
Waxwing Uttoxeter.......Photo by Jane Stanley.

Hill Ridware
Waxwing x 6 on Chadwick Crescent this morning for 2nd day....Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl  two this afternoon... R Toon.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Waxwing x 10 from path between 1st and 2nd hides this morning.
Waxwing x 25 in south east bay this afternoon but mobile........Birdguides.

Cheddleton
Waxwing x 8 flew north over Woodlands Av late morning........Birdguides.

Weeping Cross
Waxwing x 80 along Bodmin Av this morning...........Birdguides.

Pelsall
Waxwing x 17 on Lichfield Rd by the lights.

Madeley
Green Sand again this morning at the sewage works........NP.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 20+ on Lark Rise / Kingfisher Way this morning.........J Stanley.

Cheadle
Waxwing x 4 still in private garden of No9 Basset Close......N Thorneycroft.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 70+ at Chase Rd car park , also another 20 farther along on
the left, and another 60+ at Tackeroo @15-30...........A Bladon.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 50 at Longton off Anchor Rd Ashwood this afternoon....N Smith.

Monday, 6 December 2010

6th Dec 2010

Waxwings Uttoxeter....photo by Jane Stanley.
Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 30 on Larks Rise this morning also another x15 Waxwing at Hazelwalls
Community park............J Stanley.

Tutbury
Little Egret on the river Dove by the castle.........D Cavanagh.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing one on Whieldon Rd Mount Pleasant late morning.........Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 6 at juct Sundown Drive and Somerset Rd mid-afternoon.
Waxwing x 15 on Tilcon Av this afternoon.
Waxwing x 14 in garden at Ravenswood Crest mid-morning..........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Waxwing x 4 at juct of Lid Lane and the Verges mid-afternoon..........Birdguides.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

5th Dec 2010

Meir Heath
Waxwing x 8 in front garden of No48 Brickholme Drive this morning......Birdguides.

Baswich
Waxwing x 50+ still at Juct of Baswich Lane and Cornwall Drive this morning......Birdguides.

Baddeley Green
Waxwing x 4 between Trentsfield Av and Malcolm Close this morning......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl one hunting east of the stone circle @10-35.......Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 40 at juct of Rickerscote Rd and Rising Brook this morning......Birdguides.

Codsall
Waxwing x 5 by council office grounds off Histons Hill Rd.........Birdguides.

Longton
Waxwing 150+ on Longton Hall Rd............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Whooper Swan juv briefly before flying off east.........Birdguides.

Cheadle
Waxwing x  8 at juct of St Giles Close and the Verges today...........A Barker.

Tamworth
Waxwing x 12 on Hockley Rd behind Wilnecote Junior School..........Birdguides.

Weston Coyney
Waxwing x 4 at Farnworth Rd this afternoon...........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 80 by ChaseRd car park this afternoon...........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Barn Owl and Dunlin...............A Barker.

Hales Hall
Mandarin x 2 and Kingfisher.........A Barker.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 8 on Kingfisher Way by juct of Larks Rise.........EJF.

Cannock
Yellow-legged Gull adult at Kingswood Lake this afternoon........Birdguides.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

4th Dec 2010

Berry Hill
Jack Snipe one showing well late morning from culvert at reedbed........Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 70 in trees in Barnfields School grounds on Wildwood estate......Birdguides.
Waxwing x 20+ on Silkmoore Lane this morning.

Ashwood
Waxwing x 50+ still this morning.......Birdguides.

Baswich
Waxwing at north end of Witney Rd early morning.........Birdguides.
Waxwing x 40 on Cornwall Drive early afternoon........Birdguides.

Tamworth
Waxwing one flew towards Gorsey Bank Rd late morning........Birdguides.

Wombourne
Waxwing x 8 at Ashwood Garden centre behind car park.......Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Yellow-legged Gull one this morning.........Birdguides.

Friday, 3 December 2010

3rd Dec 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl in hawthorns along the edge of west marsh.........Birdguides.

Longton
Waxwing x 100+ still at Ashwood mid-morning........Birdguides.

Baswich
Waxwing x 25 between Baswich Lane and Danta Way late morning........Birdguides.
Waxwing x 42 on rooftops north end of Witney Rd late afternoon......Birdguides.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 10 at Lambert Rd this morning but mobile........EJF.

Doxey Marshes
Green Sand one over Creswell Flash early afternoon........Birdguides.

Hales Hall Pool
Woodcock , 2 x Mandarin and a Kingfisher this afternoon.... A Barker.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

2nd Dec 2010

Stafford
Waxwing 100+ between the ring road and Shepherds Field at Wildwood,
then flew towards centre of estate this morning..........Birdguides.

Biddulph
Hen Harrier immature male northwest over Brown Lees @8-45 SJ875562......Birdguides

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 100+ at Ashwood..............Birdguides.

Madeley
Green Sand at STW outlet stream this morning........NP.

Brereton
Pink-footed Goose 106 x over this morning.........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 150+ along chase Rd this afternoon.........NT.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

1st Dec 2010

Nuthatch Knypersley Res..........SS.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 50+ present at Ashwood this morning.........Birdguides.

Essington
Waxwing x 2 along A462 by Mitre pub before the bridge crosses M6........Birdguides.

Westport Lake
Med Gull 1st winter on small patch of water on main lake.......CW.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

30th Nov 2010

Talke Pits
Waxwing one on wires at juct of High St and St Martins Rd
this morning...............Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 13 still by Adams Food on Sunnyhill Rd.........Birdguides.

Monday, 29 November 2010

29th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 7 still on sunnyhill rd by Adams Food early afternoon.........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Mandarin drake still on the Swag.............Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by the glacial boulder , also 100 x Waxwings.....Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Goldeneye x 45 and 4 x Goosander......BB.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

28th Nov 2010

Uttoxeter Quarry
Woodcock flushed and 2 x Snipe.........EJF.

Chasewater
Mandarin drake on the Swag for its 3rd day............Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 40 at Whitehouse car park this afternoon , also Hawfinch between
 Tackeroo car park and cadet hut late morning, and 10 x Waxwings their
this afternoon but no further sign of Hawfinch...........Birdguides.
Great Grey Shrike between Freda's Grave car park and the Glacial Boulder.

Uttoxeter
Waxwing x 35 at Lark Rise off Kingfisher Way between 14-40 and 15-30.......R Powell.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Smew redhead at the deep end also 2 x Redshank and 6 x Snipe below
the dam..............A Mason , E Hulme.

Wilnecote
Waxwing x 2 on Overwoods Rd................T Perrins.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

27th Nov 2010

Uttoxeter Quarry
Goldeneye x 2 , Goosander x 10 , Golden Plover , Snipe , Peregrine ,
and Raven...............R Powell.

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin x 86 , Goosander x 5 , Pochard x 7..........R Powell.

Hales Hall
Wigeon x 2........A Barker.

Baswich
Green Sand , Redshank and Chiffchaff @ water treatment works........R Swift.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam , also 6 x Goosander and 2 x adult Y L Gull......Birdguides.

Stoke-on-Trent
Waxwing x 35 in private garden at Light Oaks briefly this morning.......Birdguides.

Alvecote Pools
Scaup fem/juv in northwest corner of Mill Pool..........Birdguides.

Friday, 26 November 2010

26th Nov 2010

Chasewater
Iceland Gull 3rd winter in roost..........Birdguides.

Alvecote Pools
Scaup female type still by the bridge..........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 50 on east side of Chase Rd.........Birdguides.

Hanley
Waxwing x 3 northeast over Hanley Park.........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam also 8 x Yellow-legged Gull in roost......Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Yellow-legged Gull adult also drake Goosander.......NP.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Pink-footed Goose x 40 in adjacent field this morning , also 16 x Goosander
and one Goldeneye.............EJF.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

25th Nov 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam also 5 x Yellow-legged Gull.............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Iceland Gull 2nd winter in roost also adult Med Gull...........Birdguides.

Alvecote Pools
Scaup 1st winter/female on Pretty Pigs lake also 3 x Raven over , and
Red-breasted Merganser on Mill Pool..............Birdguides.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

24th Nov 2010

Black Bank
Waxwing one over northeast @ 8-30..........NP.

Stafford
Waxwing x 25 at Wrenswood @ 8-40..........Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 11 still on Sunnyhill Rd by Adams Food.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam this afternoon , also 5 x Goosander and
2 x Yellow-legged Gull in roost.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 15 off tackaroo car park @15-00........A Bladon.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

23rd Nov 2010

Westport Lake
Waxwing x 20+ over northeast at @9-50........S Seal.

Madeley
Brambling x 5 in private garden this morning......C Sargent.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Bewick Swan one at west end , Smew redhead still off the dam and 5 x Egyptian
Geese on north shore............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Iceland Gull 2winter and 4 x Yellow-legged Gull in roost..........Birdguides.

Drayton Bassett
Grey Plover adult on north pit this morning.............Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Yellow-legged Gull x 2 (adult & 2winter) on the Void , also Jack Snipe......NP.

Monday, 22 November 2010

22nd Nov 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam also Green Sand..........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike between the old quarry and Kingsley Wood Rd this afternoon....Birdguides.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

21st Nov 2010

Westport Lake
Goosander drake on main lake , also pair Shoveler , 41 x Pochard and
Peregrine imm/fem low overgas works..........N Smith , S Seal.

Endon
Waxwing over sewage works @9-50 towards village , also 162 x P F Geese going
east @ 9-00 and Raven , Peregrine.........G Brereton.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam............Birdguides.

Stafford
Waxwing x 40 still on Wildwood estate behind Co-op late afternoon......Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Black Redstart male near shooting butts in disused quarry
this afternoon.............Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan one still also Merlin...........Birdguides.

Croxden Quarry
Whooper Swan x 18 flew southeast @ 12-40......A Barker.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Chiffchaff , Raven , 51 x Wigeon , 11 x Teal , 8 x Goosander , Goldeneye ,
4 x Pochard , 10 x Snipe , 400 x Lapwing , 2 x Redshank and Green Sand....A Barker.

Rocester
19 x Goosander , Kingfisher and 2 x Wigeon on JCB south Lake.........A Barker.

Ingestre
55 x Pink-footed Geese flew over northwest @ 11-30.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

20th Nov 2010

Stafford
Waxwing x 50+ at end of Sweetbriar Way but mobile........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam also , drake Mandarin still and
6 x Yellow-legged Gull in the roost .............Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch one near Tackeroo car park and Great Grey Shrike still
west of the rifle range this afternoon...............Birdguides.

Westport Lake
Goosander drake on boating lake , also Brambling in car park
early morning............N Smith.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Either Rock or Water Pipit over @ 9-05 this morning, also a mixed flock of
around 500 Fieldfare and Redwing , 2 x Raven , Peregrine , 11 x Goosander ,
49 x Wigeon , Goldeneye , 31 Teal , 9 x Pochard , 2 x Golden Plover and
2 x Snipe..............A Barker.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present with Mute Swans.......N Smith.

Branston GPs
Little Egret , 20+ Tree Sparrows , around 50 x Golden Plover , 13 x Curlew
and 9 x Redshank.............N Smith.

Newcastle
Peregrine x 2 on St Giles this afternoon.

Friday, 19 November 2010

19th Nov 2010

Hanley
Waxwing one over new housing development site off Brentleigh Way
mid-morning............Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Smew redhead still off the dam............Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Peregrine and Jack Snipe...........EJF.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

18th Nov 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Red-crested Pochard female at west end , Smew redhead off the dam this afternoon ,
also adult Little Gull southwest @ 13-10 and Grey Plover through ......Birdguides.

Chasewater
Med Gull adult in roost , also Yellow-legged Gull..............Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Waxwing x 6 this morning along Fenton Track off Vivian Rd...........Birdguides.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

17th Nov 2010

Westport Lake
Woodcock one flushed early morning by top pool......C Waring.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Pintail , drake Mandarin , 10 x Dunlin and adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost....Birdguides.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

16th Nov 2010

Dimmingsdale
Waxwing x 30 flew west @11-30...........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 6 on Marquis Drive 400m east of White House ,
Great Grey Shrike between rifle range and old quarry .......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Waxwing x 8 along Fenton Track off Vivian Rd , also 100+ Brambling......Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Caspian Gull near adult in roost this evening also 5 x Yellow-legged Gull........Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 18 still on Sunnyhill Rd by Adams Food ...........Birdguides.

Monday, 15 November 2010

15th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 20 on rowans in Barnfield Rd by Adams Food around the corner
from Sunnyhill Rd.............Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike showing well between rifle range and the old quarry.......Birdguides.

Rocester
Whooper Swan x 3 on JCB south lake also 40 x Goosander..........EJF.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan adult still with Mute Swans @14-00..........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing x 22 by cadet huts late afternoon..........Birdguides.

Essington Quarry
Red-crested Pochard still two present today............Birdguides.

Sunday 14th Nov 2010

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whooper Swan x 2 flew north over @15-10.......A Barker.

Rocester
Goosander x 56 on JCB south Lake.....A Barker.

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin x 86 present , aslo Peregrine over..........A Barker.

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch between Tackeroo car park and cadet huts @ 14-15 , also
20 x Waxwing near cadet huts , and Great Grey Shrike between the
cadet huts and the dissused quarry.........Birdguides.

Essington Quarry
Red-crested Pochard one pair on quarry pool...........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Brambling x 170+ still from Fenton Park track off the end of Vivian Rd......Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 20 still on Sunnyhill Rd by Adame Food........Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Goldeneye female , Lesser Redpoll x 3 and Willow Tit x 3..........G Brereton.

Silverdale Colliery
Jack Snipe one flushed.............NP.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

13th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 16 still along Sunnyhill Rd by Adams Food........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Brambling x 105+ this morning along the Fenton Park track off Vivian Rd......Birdguides.

Belvide Res
Hen Harrier ringtail flew through north......Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still right of the Butts from Cadet Huts , also 8 x Waxwing
late afternoon..........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Yellow-legged Gull adult on the swag..........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Goosander x 64 , Golden Plover x 90 , Green Sand x 2 , Snipe x 11 ,
Curlew , Peregrine and Raven.........R Powell.

Branston GPs
Pintail (drake) , Ruff , Redshank x 6 , Curlew x 13 , Little Egret ,
Shelduck x 2 , Pochard x 66.............R Powell.

Westport Lake
Goldeneye x 4 (fem) and male Goosander over........N Smith.

Essington Quarry
Red-crested Pochard x 2 this evening...........Birdguides.

Friday, 12 November 2010

12th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 22 on Sunnyhill Rd by Adams Food this morning.......Birdguides.

Chasewater
Yellow-legged Gull adult.........Birdguides.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

11th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 16 again on Sunnyhill Rd by Adans Food mid-morning.......Birdguides.

Nearby National
Mega.........Pied-billed Grebe  in Greater Manchester
3 miles NE of Rochdale at Hollingworth Lake CP , park at the visitors centre
and walk SE along Rakewood Rd and take the path towards the hide.
  http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=394078&Y=414610&A=Y&Z=115

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

10th Nov 2010

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay
Whooper Swan , LRP , Dunlin , 8 x Golden Plover , 8 x Goosander ,
2 x Pintail  and 5 x Goldeneye.
Beech Tree Point
Stonechat
Dam
Peregrine.....................R Berry.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan adult still..............Birdguides.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

9th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 5 still this morning by Adams Food on Sunnyhill  Rd.......Birdguides.

Rocester
Goosander x 60 on JCB south lake this morning........EJF.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Spotted Redshank on briefly before flying northwest........Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Caspian Gull adult on the Void early morning........Birdguides.

Monday, 8 November 2010

8th Nov 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Dark-bellied Brent Goose x 2 early morning but flew
off south west @ 9-38...........Birdguides.
Knot one this evening.

Newcastle-under-Lyme
Waxwing x 3 at junction of Wilmot Drive and Lower Milehouse Lane
this afternoon.............Birdguides.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

7th Nov 2010

Waxwing........Leek........SS.
Leek
Waxwing x 5 still at Adams main entrance on Sunnyhill Rd this morning...(many observers)..

Berry Hill
Pink-footed Goose x 170 flew northwest @ 9-35........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit 0nly)
Common Scoter female still , also Rock Pipit briefly , adult Y L Gull and
Pink-footed Goose.........Birdguides.

Drayton Bassett
Hen Harrier ringtail , also Pink-footed Goose........Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present........Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Scaup imm female on sailing lake , also 6 x Golden Plover on nearby bridleway....SR.

Branston GPs
Little Egret , Dunlin and Ruff............N Smith.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
LRP , 7 x Goosander , 4 x Pintail , 40 x Golden Plover and 57 x Shoveler.........N Smith.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

6th Nov 2010

Cannock Chase
Ring Ouzel male on ridge at Parr's Warren just east of Sherbrook Valley
mid-morning...............Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup and 2 x Whooper Swans....Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Wheatear one on slag banks this morning........Birdguides.

Black Bank
Brambling x 78 flew over this morning.........NP.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sand , Dunlin , 20 x Snipe , 350 x Lapwing , 4 x Curlew , 8 x Teal ,
3 x Wigeon and Goosander................A Barker.

Friday, 5 November 2010

5th Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwing x 5 opposite Adam Food on Sunnyhill Rd still early morning........Birdguides.

Weston Coyney
Northern Bullfinch probable in scrub east of Hulme Point.........Birguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
24 x Golden Plover , Goosander , pair Yellowhammers , Kingfisher.......EJF.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup.............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Dunlin , 26 x Teal , 2 x Goldeneye and a single Goosander.........GE , PW.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Wheatear , Ruff and LRP still all present today............G Mant.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

4th Nov 2010

Whooper Swan Whitemoor Haye........Photo by K Brewin.

Leek
Waxwing x 10 still at Sunnyhills Rd near Adams Food main gate........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup.......Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present today..........K Brewin.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

3rd Nov 2010

G G Shrike Cannock Chase ......Photo by K Brewin.
Leek
Waxwing x 5 still by entrance to Adams Food on Sunnyhill Rd mid morning......Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present.........T Perrins.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup.........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by the Cadet Huts today.......R Berry

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay
Whooper Swan , Pintail , 5 x Goosander , 2 x Redshank , Dunlin ,
24 x Pochard and Peregrine.
Admaston Reach
Wheatear........................R Berry.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

2nd Nov 2010

Waxwing.........Leek......SS.

Leek
Waxwing x 11 still on Sunnyhill Rd near entrance to Adams Food this morning.....SS.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still around shooting butts this afternoon.......Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still also 1st winter Scaup and drake Mandarin.......Birdguides.

Stoke-on-Trent
Northern Long-tailed Tit x 5 reported feeding in a garden at Lightwood nr Longton.....Birdguides.

Rocester
Goosander x 49 on JCB south lake this morning........EJF.

Monday, 1 November 2010

1st Nov 2010

Leek
Waxwings x 16 at Sunnyhills Rd off Newcastle Rd near entrance to Adams food.....Birdguides.

Middleport
Waxwings x 80 flew low over towards Bradwell this morning..........D Kelsall.

Westport Lake
Whooper Swan x 8 yesterday on main lake midday...(Warden).
Today one Swallow north @ 15-45 , also 9 x Brambling by visitors centre......N Smith.

Cannock Chase
Waxwing one by gun butts this morning , also Great Grey Shrike by cadet huts.....Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Ruff on Silt Lagoon , also 2 x Green Sandpipers.........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still also 1st winter Scaup again and an adult Y L Gull......Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present today...........Birdguides.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

31st Oct 2010

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Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan one still with Mute Swans this morning.......Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Dipper , 61 x Golden Plover , Green Sand , 2 x Dunlin , 4 x Snipe and 2 x Raven
this morning., Barn Owl and 40 x Fieldfare this afternoon.......A Barker.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter still present but no sign of 1st winter female Scaup.........Birdguides.

Leek
Waxwing x 16 at Sunnyhills Rd off Newcastle Rd near main entrance to
Adams Food this afternoon.............Birdguides.

Brookleys Lake
Whooper Swan x 4 adults flew east @ 13-35 , also 16 x Mandarin present.....R Powell.

Cannock Chase
Ring Ouzel near the White House in hawthorns about 200m from car park SJ995163.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

30th Oct 2010

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still this afternoon in valley right of gun butts.......Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan adult in field next to railway line with Mute Swans........Birdguides.

Baswich
Waxwing x 7 flew over southeast in the Baswich lane area.........Birdguides.

Drayton Bassett
Hen Harrier ringtail @16-20.........TVB.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup........Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Goldeneye , 17 x Goosander , 2 x Dunlin , 15 x Golden Plover , 9 x Snipe and
Peregrine...........R Powell.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay
LRP , 2 x Ringed Plover , 65 x Golden Plover , 3 x Pintail , 4 x Goldeneye ,
Y L Gull.
Dam
Wheatear and Y L Gull..................R Powell.

Chasewater
Adult Med Gull one today.........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Little Gull late afternoon also 10 x Cormorant..........A Evans.

Friday, 29 October 2010

29th Oct 2010

Rocester
Goosander x 32 on south lake this morning.........EJF.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike from path opposite car park at Cadet huts.15-45........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull adult again in roost . also 2 x adult Med Gulls and 4 x Y L Gull.......Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 1st winter female Scaup.......Birdguides.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

28th Oct 2010

Cannock Chase
Waxwings x 2 between track to Parrs Warren and Cadet huts this morning.....Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also fem/imm Scaup..........Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Ringed Plover (latest ever record for WMBC area) , also 191 x Golden Plover ,
2 x Ringed Plover and Ruff.............G Mant.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

27th Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still present , also 1st winter female Scaup......Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Ruff one in Tad Bay today, also Dunlin , 2 x Ringed Plover , LRP , 6 x Goosander ,
6 x Goldeneye and 100+ Golden Plover.........EJF.

Doxey Marshes
Jack Snipe x 5 today.............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull adult in roost this evening , also adult Med Gull and
4 x Yellow-legged Gulls............Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Peregrine , 14 x Goosander and Little Owl...........EJF.

Knypersley Res
Raven x 2 over car park early morning.......SS.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

26th Oct 2010

Westport Lake
Wigeon x 7 early morning.......CW.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also 2 x 1st winter Scaup..........Birdguides.

Rocester
Goosander x 8 on JCB south lake..........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Med Gull in the roost this evening , also near adult Yellow-legged Gull........Birdguides.

Monday, 25 October 2010

25th Oct 2010

Westport Lake
Jack Snipe one this morning briefly.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still also Scaup............Birdguides.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

24th Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still also Scaup...........Birdguides.

Yoxall
Merlin female on telegraph pole at top of Town Hill..........Birdguides.

Park Hall CP.
Pink-footed Goose 420 flew south east over at 8-45..........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Pink-footed Goose 350 east over between 8-30 / 9-30..........Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan one present this morning..............Birdguides.

Morridge
Pink-footed Goose x 200 over this morning........D Powell.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Goosander x 22 , Teal x 40 , Golden Plover x 3 , Goldeneye x 2 , Dunlin ,
Snipe x 2 , Green Sand x 2 , Raven x 3 and Peregrine...........A Barker.

Chasewater
Med Gull adult in roost this evening , also 3 Y L Gulls...........Birdguides.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

23rd Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still early morning , also Hen Harrier flew north
and Scaup still present..........Birdguides.

Black Bank
Crossbill x 3 flew NW this morning........NP.

Kings Bromley
Little Egret x 5 on river Trent from 1st layby A515.....BG.

Chasewater
Med Gull adult one present...........Birdguides.

Friday, 22 October 2010

22nd Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still present , aslo Scaup............Birdguides.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

21st Oct 2010

Chasewater
Leach's Storm Petrel at south end of the dam viewable from the visitors centre.....Birdguides.
Also adult Med Gull this evening.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still present , also Dunlin......BB.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

20th Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still , also Green Sand and Greenshank.........Birdguides.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

19th Oct 2010

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan x 2 present today............Birdguides.

Rocester
Goosander x 6 on JCB south lake this morning.........Birdguides.

Doxey Marsh
Green Sand x 2 on the pool backing onto the railway line , also 7 x Goosander on
Cresswell Flash..............Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still present ..........Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Ringed Plover still in Tad Bay............G Mant.

Monday, 18 October 2010

18th Oct 2010

Knypersley Res
Pintail x 3 females briefly before flying off south at 9-04 , also 2 x Raven over
the car park...........SS.

Dimmings Dale
Red Kite one over low heading towards Cheadle @ 8-50........Birdguides.

Marsh Hill
Wheatear one present along dry stone walls this afternoon.........SS.

Belvide Res
Common Scoter female from Scott Hide this afternoon........Birdguides.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

17th Oct 2010

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Whooper Swan x 2 over west @ 11-30............Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Raven x 3 over at 11-20 , also 9 x Teal and 2 x Wigeon........SS.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

16th Oct 2010

Tittesworth Res
Whooper Swan x 2 adults but later flew off at 11-25..........Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Pink-footed Goose x 55 flew over east at 09-45 , also 2 x Raven......SS.

Berry Hill
Black Redstart male still present in paddocks from Fenpark track 400 m
east of the mast but mobile...........Birdguides.

Swallow Moss
Hen Harrier adult female this morning............Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Kittiwake 1st winter flew north over sailing lake.............Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Arctic Skua dark morph between the causeway and Beech Tree point briefly
but no sign by 17-30.........Birdguides.

Croxall Lakes
Marsh Harrier female again today on east side , also 2 x Little Egret , Greenshank ,
Green Sand and 2 x Dunlin............G Mant.

Kings Bromley
Little Egret x 2 viewable from 1st layby on northbound A515........BG.

Alrewas GPs
Rock Pipit on A38 pit , also Marsh Harrier...........Birdguides.

Friday, 15 October 2010

15th Oct 2010

Stoke-on-Trent
Rock Pipit one on waste ground near the pool on Stanley Matthew's way ,
 also Wheatear and 3 x Grey Wagtail................Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Black Redstart male still along Fenpark track 400m east of the mast , also
Ring Ouzel at the standing stones circle............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Lapland Bunting one still present in Fly Bay this morning...............Birdguides.
Caspian Gull adult again in roost this evening , also adult Med Gull and
9 x Yellow-legged gulls . But no further sign of Lapland Bunting this afternoon
but Jack Snipe..............Birdguides.

Croxall Lakes
Marsh Harrier one present 13-00...............Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Scaup juv female, also Dipper along the River Tean near second cattle bridge.....A Barker.

Belvide  Res (permit only)
Green Sandpiper , female Stonechat , Goosander and 60+ Golden Plover.........BB.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

14th Oct 2010

Berry Hill
Black Redstart male still present along the Fenpark track 200m east of
the farm but mobile..............Birdguides.
Lapland Bunting one below Mossfield Rd.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Rock Pipit x 2 on the dam , also adult Med Gull in Ten Acre Bay
mid-afternoon............Birdguides.

Chasewater
Lapland Bunting  x 2 in Fly Bay................Birdguides.

Croxall Lakes
Marsh Harrier one this afternoon , also Jack Snipe , 2 x Greenshank and
Little Egret..............Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Rock Pipit one this morning , also adult Yellow-legged Gull.............Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Little Stint juvenile late morning................Birdguides.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

13th Oct 2010

The Void
Lapland Buntings x 3 south @ 10-05........B Low.

Chasewater
Avocet x 2 on north shore this afternoon , also adult Caspian Gull , adult Med Gull
and Yellow-legged Gull in roost................Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Black Redstart x 2 on fence along the Fenpark track by small pool , also Redstart..........Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Little Stint one on Sandy Pit early evening, also 6 x Ruff and 5 x Green Sand......Birdguides.

Sewallow Moss
Hen Harrier female this evening...........Birdguides.

Croxall Lakes
Jack Snipe one on west side this afternoon , also Greenshank........Birdguides.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

12th Oct 2010

Westport Lake
Grey Plover flew over at 08-25 , and Rock Pipit on main lake.....N Smith.

Black Bank
Merlin one flew south this morning.........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Lapland Bunting x 2 briefly around the mast this morning , also Black Redstart
200m east of the farm on the Fenpark track..........Birdguides.

Stoke-on Trent
Black Redstart one along the fence behind Pets at Home warehouse on Stanley
Mathews way this morning............Birdguides.

River Tean
Dipper by Uttoxeter Quarry................EJF.

Combridge
Stonechat one present....................EJF.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Yellow-browed Warbler one by ringing station in southeastern bay.........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Jack Snipe one this morning............Birdguides.

Monday, 11 October 2010

11th Oct 2010

Doxey Marshes
Lapland Bunting one near the M6 , flew from track before screen hide........Birdguides.

Marsh Hill
Stonechat x pair , also Lesser Redpoll and small flocks of Meadow Pipits
moving south.........SS.

Knypersley Res
Raven x 3 and 50 + Redwing..........SS.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup one drake still present today..........Birdguides.

Kinver Edge
Marsh Harrier juv/fem drifted slowly north.........Birdguides.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

10th Oct 2010

Westport Lake
Peregrine over twice early morning.

Black Bank
Ring Ouzel one flew into hedgerow by houses on High Lane near Radio mast ,
also Brambling over...........Birdguides.

Swallow Moss
Hen Harrier ringtail at 17-10 and again at 18-15.........A Barker.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint one present , also 1st winter drake Scaup.......Birdguides.

Brookleys Lake
Scaup juv/fem present today...........A Barker.

Hales Hall
Pochard x 3 ........A Barker.

Blake Hall
Raven x2 ...............A Barker.

Oakamoor
Dipper.............A Barker.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Golden Plover x 10 , Dunlin x 2 , Snipe and 10 x Redwing...........A Barker.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Causeway
7 x Dunlin , 3 x Ringed Plover.
Tad Bay
Black-tailed Godwit , Pintail . and 3 x Pochard.
Dam
Yellow Wagtail , Rock Pipit and Grey Wagtail...............R Berry.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

9th Oct 2010

Brent Goose Westport Lake........SS.
Westport Lake
Brent Goose this morning , also Brambling over.......N Smith.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint one today , also 2 x drake Scaup and Rock Pipit over........Birdguides.

Cheslyn Hay
Raven one over today..........Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Wigeon x 3.............SS.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Rock Pipits x 3 along the dam , also Yellow Wagtail , Black-tailed Godwit ,
Goldeneye and 6 x Dunlin.............G Mant.
Little Stint juvenile and 3 x Ringed Plovers........BG.

Yoxall
Little Egret along river Trent at Yoxall bridge........BG.

Whitemoor Haye
Whinchat on spoil heap opposite Whitemoor Haye farm ........BG.

Branston GPs
Curlew x 11 on Sandy Pit , also Dunlin , Common Sand , 5 x Ruff , 22 x Golden Plover
and 7 x Green Sand................N Smith.

Friday, 8 October 2010

8th Oct 2010

Gailey Res
Marsh Harrier immature flew southwest over sailing lake @ 16-30.........Birdguides.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Causeway
Peregrine , 5 x Ringed Plover , 6 x Dunlin.
Tad Bay
25 x Golden Plover , 5 x Goosander , 2 x Snipe , Black-taild Godwit .
Blithe Bay
Goldeneye (1st Autum) 3 x Pintail , 2 x Egyptian Geese..............R Berry.
Little Stint juvenile viewed from causeway...........BG.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup adult and juvenile drakes stll present , also Rock Pipit and Brambling......Birdguides.

Chasewater
Med Gull adult , 6 x Yellow-legged Gulls and Peregrine.........PJ , GE.

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting x 2 near Roddige Farm..............BG.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

7th Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Adult and 1st winter drake Scaup still present , also 2 x juvenile Black Terns ,
11 x Ringed Plover and 3 x Dunlin...........BB.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 2 juveniles viewable from causeway along Admaston Reach , also Ruff ,
13 x Dunlin , 3 x Ringed Plover , Little Egret and a report of a Water Pipit along
the dam...............BG.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

6th Oct 2010

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Grey Shrike @ 15-00 but got disturbed and could not be re-located later......EJF.

Ingestre
Short-eared Owl one ditch before flying off east........Birdguides.

Alrewas
Golden Plover x 6 with Lapwings in field near Aboretum......BG.

Croxhall Lakes
Hobby through @ 10-30..........BG.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay
Black-tailed Godwit , 3 x Pochard , 20 x Shoveler , 2 x Dunlin , Peregrine and
7 x Buzzard (all together).
Causeway
4 x Black Tern , 2 x Common Tern , 14 x Dunlin , Little Stint , 6 x Ringed Plover
and Ruff .
Deep End
Little Owl................R Berry
Merlin.............G Mant.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint juv still present also 3 x Scaup and 2 x juv Black Terns............Birdguides.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

5th Oct 2010

Berry Hill
Merlin male perched on the mast before flying off east 07-15......Birdguides.

Newcastle-under-Lyme
21 x Pink-footed Geese flew south east over Black Bank @ 08-00 , also
3 x Raven and 5 x Fieldfare.................NP.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup x 3 still present (2 x drakes and 1st Winter drake) , also 2 x juv Black Tern
and 2 x juv Little Stint...............Birdguides.
Also 2 x 1st winter Med Gulls today.

Monday, 4 October 2010

4th Oct 2010

Berry Hill
Ring Ouzel flew south over the mast at 8-30 this morning......Birdguides.
Dipper reported flying from the culvert and into the reedbed.....Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Greenshank one on Sandy Pit with  2 x Ruff , 4 x Green Sand and Whinchat......Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Dipper one along stream also 2 x Raven over.......SS.

Blithfield Res (permit only) 
Causeway
Little Stint , Ruff , 26 x Dunlin , 7 x Ringed Plover , Wheatear , Black Tern (juv)
and 2 x Common Tern.
Tad Bay
4 x Gadwall ,49 x Wigeon , 17 x Shoveler , 4 x Goosander and Yellow Wagtail .
Blithe Bay
2 x Egyptian Geese..............R Berry.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup x 2 adult drakes and a juvenile drake still present ,also juvenile Black Tern
and 4 x juvenile Little Stints.............Birdguides.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

3rd Oct 2010

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Causeway
Little Stint x 4 this afternoon also Black Tern , 29 x Dunlin , 8 x Ringed Plover.
and Common Tern.
Tad Bay
Black-tailed Godwit , Yellow Wagtail , 8 x Swallow .........R Powell

Uttoxeter Quarry
18 x Swallow , 2 x Chiffchaff , 3 x Goosander , 3 x Wigeon , 4 x Teal and
Green Sandpiper...............A Barker.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

2nd Oct 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup x 2 drakes and a juvenile also 4 x Little Stints and juvenile Black Tern.....Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Ruff x 6 on Sandy Pit late afternoon...........Birdguides.

Weaver Hills
Wheatear x 2 ............R Powell.

Swineholes Wood
Redwing x 4..............R Powell.

Kingsley Holt
Swallow x 5.............R Powell.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sand x 2 , Wigeon x 2 , Teal x 23.............R Powell.

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin x 15.............R Powell.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 3 from causeway also 20 x Dunlin , 4 x Ringed Plover and
Little Egret...............BG.

Friday, 1 October 2010

1st Oct 2010

Belvide Res
Black Tern five juveniles this morning also 4 x juvenile Little Stint , 2 x Scaup
and 2 x Black-tailed Godwit..............Birdguides.

30th Sept 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 4 juveniles also juvenile Black Tern..........Birdguides.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

29th Sept 2010

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Common Scoter x 3 ( 2  x Drakes) this morning also , Black Tern , 2 x Arctic Tern ,
and a Bar-tailed Godwit in Blithe Bay briefly, also Little Stint.............Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup (drake) early evening also Little Stint x 4, Black Tern. , Ruff and Hobby.....Birdguides.

Branston GPS
Ruff x 5 on Sandy Pit this evening also 2 x Green Sands..........Birdguides.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

28th Sept 2010

Chasewater
Little Stint x 2 juveniles on south shore........Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Black Redstart one present this afternoon around thecentral paddock......Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 2 juveniles still present.........Birdguides.

JCB Lakes
Common Sandpiper south lake , Raven woodseat lake.............EJ Fox.

Monday, 27 September 2010

27th Sept 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 2 juveniles still by the dam............Birdguides.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

26th Sept 2010

Westport Lake
Common Scoter female on main lake early morning.......D Kelsall.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Stint x 2 still by the dam also Rock Pipit..........Birdguides.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

25th Sept 2010

Belvide Res (permit only)
Two juvenile Gannets flew west at 16-57 , Little Stint x 2 juveniles showing well by the dam also Rock Pipit.......Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Whnchat in small reedbed this morning...........Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Ruff x 2 on Sandy Pit , 2 x Golden Plover , 10 x Curlew , Shelduck ,
6 x Wigeon and 6 x Swallow..............R Powell.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sand , 3 x Snipe , 37 x Teal , 2 x Chiffchaff , Swallow , 5 x R L Partridge
and Raven..................E J Fox , R Powell .

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay
Yellow-legged Gull adult , Black-tailed Godwit , 16 x Goosander , Pintail , 21 x Wigeon.
Causeway
4 x Egyptian Geese , Wheatear and Ringed Plover...............R Powell.