Saturday, 31 December 2011

31st Dec 2011

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit still by the new sluice today but elusive ..........Birdguides.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still west of the village and south of Startley Lane today but mobile .......Birdguides.

Branston GPs
13 x Curlew , 60 x Golden Plover , 150+ Lapwing , 8 x Siskin a single Marsh Tit
and a Peregrine..........S Collins.

Whitemoor Haye
319 x Mute Swan...........S Collins.

Westport Lake
Goosander x 6 and a drake Goldeneye early morning.........NS.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black Redstart still in Mickledale Bay today but elusive.........Birdguides.
juv Iceland Gull this evening also 2 x adult Kittiwakes through and
Egyptian Goose..........GJM , MPR , DP.

Cannock Chase
8 x Crossbill nr (Trig point) also 10 x Lesser Redpoll and Raven over........JW.

Friday, 30 December 2011

30th Dec 2011

Westport Lake
Goosander x 4 on boating lake this morning.......PL.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Yellow-legged Gull x 2 adults in the roost........BB.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart still on Heron Island this morning......Birdguides

Thursday, 29 December 2011

29 December 2011

Keele
Iceland Gull juvenile still over Walley's landfill site this morning, best viewed from back of Garners garden centre.......

Silverdale colliery
Iceland Gull juvenile again at The Void late morning......RP

Fenton Park
Lesser Whitethroat still present this morning.......NP

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell area 300m west of the village and south of Startley Lane,
though mobile .........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike over old quarry flying to roost by cadet huts at about 15:30.......SW

Gailey Res
Black Redstart still present today.......JH

Copmere
2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 30 GBB Gulls.......NP

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

28th Dec 2011

Chasewater
Iceland Gull 3rd-winter in roost yesterday; also 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull
and adult Yellow-legged Gull ......Birdguides.
Caspian Gull adult and Iceland Gull 3rd winter still mid afternoon today ......Birdguides

Gailey Res
Black Redstart 1st w/female still on Heron Island on sailing lake also adult Med Gull still......Birdguides

Keele
Iceland Gull juvenile circling Whalley's landfill this morning, view from back of Garners garden centre......NP

Silverdale Colliery
Iceland Gull juvenile on The Void 14:28 to 14:50 when it was flushed......JH

Fenton Park
Lesser Whitethroat still this morning.......KH. RT.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell by Startley Lane 300m west of village......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Glaucous Gull juvenile at the deep end in the roost.......GJM
Black Redstart still in Mickledale Bay feeding in new drainage ditches and in neighbouring fields around the fence lines.....Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Golden Plover x 74 at the west end , also an adult Yellow-legged Gull in the roost......BB.

Rudyard Lake
Red-throated Diver one between the sailing club and visitor centre mid afternoon......Birdguides

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

27 December 2011

Lesser Whitethroat (sp) Fenton Park photo's by Ann Bentley.



Fenton Park
The Lesser Whitethroat still showing on and off this morning around the sunken green square surrounded by a low brown beech edge........RT. SS.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane 250m west of the village......Birdguides.
Photo by Terry Eyre.

Photo by Chris Cook.


Silverdale Colliery
Goosander x 3 drakes this morning........J Hutchins.

Westport Lake
Goldeneye x 2 drakes still present on main lake......NS.

Uttoxeter Quarry
17x Goosander, 9x Pochard, 6x Wigeon, Shoveller, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 40x Golden Plover, 8x Snipe, Peregrine and 4x Egyptian Geese........RP

Gailey Res
Black Redstart still present but spent most of the day on the island , also adult Med Gull
briefly this afternoon , 3w Yellow-legged Gull and Little Egret........SR.

Stafford (River Sow Meadows)
Green Sandpiper , Chiffchaff , Goldcrest x 3 , Linnet x 96 and Goosander x 2......R Swift .

Doxey Marshes
Goosander x 27 , Teal x 196 , Shoveler x 6 , Wigeon x 6 and Stonechat x 1pair.....R Swift.

Monday, 26 December 2011

26th Dec 2011

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane...Birdguides.

Fenton Park
The Lesser Whitethroat still present this morning favouring a Mahonia bush ( by the red dog litter bin) alongside the sunken square green surrounded by a low brown beech edge......RT

Sunday, 25 December 2011

25th Dec 2011

MERRY XMAS TO ALL FROM STEVE , CHRIS AND AND RUSSELL
AT STAFFS BIRD NEWS..................

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still showing well close to Startley Lane, on the clearfell west of the village .Birdguides.

Dimmingsdale
Brambling x 4 , Raven x 2 and 30 x Siskin.......TE.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

24 December 2011

Fenton Park
Lesser Whitethtroat possible eastern race still present this morning
It favours a Mahonia Bush (yellow flowers) alongside a square green surrounded by a low beech edge 200 metres down from the tennis court.......RT

Aqualate Mere
Bittern still showing well from the hide this morning........Birdguides

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane c250m west of the village.......SW

Silverdale Colliery
Iceland Gull juvenile still on The Void........Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black Redstart still in Mickledale Bay but mobile around fence posts......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Adult Mediterranean Gull again in roost this evening, plus 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, male Merlin through, Brambling and 82 Golden Plover BT.

Friday, 23 December 2011

23rd Dec 2011

Fenton Park
Lesser Whitethtroat possible eastern race still present @ 9-00 this morning
It favours a Mahonia Bush (yellow flowers) alongside a square green surrounded by a low beech edge 200 metres down from the tennis court.......RT.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Yellow-legged Gull x 2 adults in the roost this evening.......BB.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

22nd Dec 2011

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit one near new sluice gate this morning ........Birdguides.

Fenton Park
Sylvia warbler possible Lesser Whitethroat showing on and off 11:00 to 14:30 at least......RT

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still on clearfell close to Startley Lane west of the village......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black Redstart still in Mickledale Bay showing well around drainage ditches and nearby fenceposts......Birdguides

Gailey Res
Black Redstart female/1st winter again on farmhouse roof 200m from Yacht club entrance.......Birdguides

Branston GPs
Little Egret, 400+ Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 4 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 9x Curlew.......JW

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

21 December 2011

Gailey Res
Mediterranean Gull adult on sailing lake this afternoon but no sign of the Black Redstart.......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Caspian Gull adult at the deep end also 2x adult Yellow-legged Gulls
Merlin a male in Blithe Bay
Black Redstart still in Mickledale bay........GJM

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

20 December 2011

Rudyard Lake
Eider drake still present in the northwest bay also Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, Little Egret and 2x Willow Tit.......BB

Keele
Iceland Gull juv at 13:30 in field at the junction of Cemetary Rd and Keele Rd at SJ829456......NP

Silverdale Colliery
Iceland Gull juv at the Void to at least 14:15......ST

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at least 4 present from 15:15 to dusk........RT

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black Redstart still in Mickledale Bay mid afternoon.......Birdguides

Chasewater
Caspian Gull adult again in the roost.......Birdguides

Branston GPs
3x Ruff and a Dunlin.......CC

Westport Lake
Goosander x 3 drakes on boating lake , also drake Goldeneye on main lake.....AR.

Doxey Marshes
Horseshoe Pool
35+ Teal , 3 x Goosander.
Hide
50+ Teal , 70+ Lapwing and 8 x Goosander (4 x pair).
Boundary Flash
6 x Shoveler , 4 x Goosander (2 x pair)
Tillington Flash
30+ Teal....................G Hadley.

Monday, 19 December 2011

19 December 2011

Aqualate Mere
Bittern this morning from hide...............................Birdguides

Westport Lake
Goosander x 2 drakes present late afternoon......NS.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

18th Dec 2011

Belvide Res (permit only)
Whooper Swan x 2 at west end until 09:55 when they flew off west ,
also 1w Scaup but no sign of Tundra Bean Goose..........Birdguides.

Rudyard Lake
Eider drake still opposite the sailing club this morning.......Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart fem/1w still present this morning.........Birdguides.

Silverdale Colliery
Iceland Gull 1st winter at The Void until 13:00 then flushed.......WJL

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Kittiwake 1st winter at the deep end and Black Redstart still at Mickledale Bay........GJM

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell off Startley Lane on the western edge of the village.......AR

Park Hall
Long-eared Owl one present..........AM.

Croxall Lakes
Little Egret x 2 on main lake.........A Holt.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

17 December 2011

Rudyard Lake
Red- throated Diver one this afternoon off the sailing club.......PJ
Eider drake still present mid way up the lake.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still at the west end also 1st winter drake Scaup still.......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Black Redstart at Mickledale Bay late morning.......Birdguides
Caspian Gull x 2 adults also 3 x adult Yellow-legged Gulls.......GJM , MPR.

Silverdale Colliery
Goosander drake still present also 20+ Lesser Redpoll........P Capewell.

River Sow Meadows Stafford
Green Sandpiper @ water treatment works this morning......R Swift.

Aqualate Mere
Bittern one flew over early evening........Birdguides.

Friday, 16 December 2011

16 December 2011

Gailey Res
Black Redstart female/1st winter still present on pontoon by the sailing club.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still present also 1w drake Scaup and adult Med Gull......Birdguides.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

15 December 2011

Rudyard Lake
Eider drake still this afternoon........Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose one still at the west end.......Birdguides

Gailey Res
Black Redstart fem/1w still on north shore but mobile........Birdguides.

Middelton Lakes RSPB
Smew 1w drake still present today.......Birdguides.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

14 December 2011

Silverdale Colliery
3x Goosander Drakes on the Void this morning........JH.
Med Gull adult briefly on The Void 15-10 also Yellow-legged Gull..........ST

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still at the west end viewed from hide at 12-35......Birdguides.

Rudyard Lake
Eider drake still present this morning best viewed from miniture railway side......BF.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

13 December 2011

Eider (drake) at Rudyard Lake...photo by Carlton Gater.


Rudyard Lake
Eider drake still present from the sailing club off Reacliffe Road this morning......CG.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart female/1st winter still on the north shore.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still at the west end.......Birdguides

Monday, 12 December 2011

12th Dec 2011

Eider Rudyard Lake........photo by S Seal.


Rudyard Lake
Eider drake viewed from sailing club along Reacliffe Rd mid-afternoon.......SS , PS , NS, et al.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart fem/ 1w still by the pontoons at the sailing club but mobile........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still at west end..........Birdguides.

Longsdon
Goosander x 18 this morning..........SS.

Knypersley Res
Goosander x 4 (1 x drake) , also around 20 x Brambling still ..........SS , CG.

Westport Lake
Goosander single drake early morning.......J Jones.

Apedale CP
Short-eared Owl one at 13-00 in field below visitor centre........P Capewell.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

11th Dec 2011

Gailey Res
Black Redstart fem / 1w still by the sailing club at 8-20 this morning.......Birdguides.

Aqualate
Bewick Swan x 2 adults at 10-20........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose present again this morning at west end , also 2 x Bewick Swans....Birdguides
Bewick's later flew off south....Birdguides

Silverdale Colliery
Goosander single drake present late afternoon.........P Capewell.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

10th Dec 2011

Black Redstart.......Gailey Res.....photo by S Seal.


Knypersley Res
White-fronted Goose x 7 on grass by the bridge early morning but then flew off in
south west direction at 8-20.........GB.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart female/1st- winter commuting between  Heron Island and the
sailing club.......SR , SS et al.
Also Brambling x 4 , Lesser Redpoll x 6 and 35 x Golden Plover........R Swift.

Whitemoor Haye
White-fronted Goose x 11 behind the main pit..........TP.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still c250m west of village in clearfell off Startley Lane........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose one at west end then flew north at 14-20 also 1w drake Scaup
and adult Yellow-legged Gull............Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit still on scrap from viewing screen , also 12 x Goosander and
8 x Snipe..........R Swift.

Ford Green
Little Grebe x 3 and a single drake Shoveler........CG.

Rocester
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at JCB south lake also Chiffchaff..........EF.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Adult Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull  at deep end roost.........GJM.

Friday, 9 December 2011

09 December 2011

Gailey Res
Black Redstart still present this morning .......Birdguides.

Knypersley Res
Brambling still x 20+ between the car park and Serpentine Lake this morning.....SS

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose still at the West end.......Birdguides

Longsdon
Goosander x 22........CG.



Thursday, 8 December 2011

8 December 2011

Tittesworth
Kittiwake one early morning........SG

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7th Dec 2011

Knypersley Res
Goosander x 4 (3 x drakes) also still good numbers of Brambling between the car park
and the Serpentine Lake early morning.......SS.

Gailey Res
Black Redstart still on the west side by 2nd sluice this morning......Birdguides.
and this afternoon commuting between sailing club and sluice also 3+ Brambling with Chaffinch flock under Beeches.......GJM

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Goose one with Grey Lags at West end this afternoon.......Birdguides

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

6 December 2011

Gailey Res
Black Redstart this afternoon on the west side.......Birdguides

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by shooting butts also 2x Crossbill.......Birdguides

Branston GPs
Common Redpoll at least 3x Mealy Redpolls with 47x Lesser Redpolls in Birches by southernmost lake.......Birdguides

Copmere
Caspian Gull adult in the roost this afternoon also 2x Yellow-legged Gulls.......NP & RT

Coldmeece
3x Yellow-legged Gulls this afternoon also 12x GBB Gulls.......NP & RT

Knypersley Res
2 x female Goosander , also 5 x drake Wigeon and still a good number of Brambling
by the entrance to the car park.........K Tate.

Monday, 5 December 2011

5 December 2011

Aqualate Park
4x Whooper Swan 2 adults and 2 juvs this morning.......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Great Northern Diver one at the Deep End and present off Portfields till 15:00 with no further sign till dusk although not seen to fly off so may still be there........GJM & MPR

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike again in clearfell at mid-day c250 metres west of the village.......GD

Berryhill
2x Short-eared Owls still at dusk.......RT

Copmere
1100x LBB Gull, 35x Herring Gull, 4x Common Gull, 123x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 3x Gadwell, Shoveller, 4x Little Grebe, 3x Water Rail and a Kingfisher.......NP

Coldmeece
Yellow-legged Gull and 2x GBB Gulls........NP

Sunday, 4 December 2011

04 December 2011

Westport Lake
Male Pintail on main lake this morning..............................NS, CJW.

Whitemoor Haye
7 x European White-fronted Geese on main pit mid-morning........TP , JA.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still c250m west of village in clearfell off Startley Lane this morning.......Birdguides.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

3rd Dec 2011

Whitemoor Haye
Hen Harrier ringtail mid-day behind Sittles Farm......TP , JA.

Knypersley Res
Goosander x 2 females early morning also 7 x Brambling by car park......GB , SS.

Gailey Res
Med Gull adult @ 13-00........Birdguides.

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin x 127 present today also 3 x Pochard and a Water Rail.........RP.

Uttoxeter Quarry
25 x Goosander , 3 x Pochard , 21 x Wigeon , 400 x Golden Plover , 7 x Curlew,
7 x Snipe and a Raven over.............RP.

Longsdon
Goosander x 4 and 2 x Wigeon.........SS.

Belvide Res (permit only)
A 1st winter Yellow Legged Gull at dusk along with 99 x Goldeneye , also 3 x Dunlin
and 224 x Golden Plover at west end and a single Green Sandpiper on the dam.......BB.

Friday, 2 December 2011

2nd Dec 2011

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still c250m west of the village in clearfell off Startley Lane
mid-afternoon...........Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit on Tillington Flash at 11-10......GJM.
Also 8 x Snipe from metal hide and 7 x Goosander around the reserve........CG.

Snipe......Doxey Marshes.....photo by C Gater.

Branston GPs
3 x Dunlin , 3 x Ruff , Redshank , Green Sandpiper , 3 x Shelduck , 30 x Golden Plover ,
9 x Curlew and a single Marsh Tit............JW.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1 December 2011

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit one on scrape from screen 300 metres north of the hide........Birdguides.

Whitemoor Haye
Bewick Swan x 7 (3 x adults) in rape field by Sittles Farm......Birdguides.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell off Startley Lane c250 metres west of the village.......Birdguides

Dimmingsdale
50+ Crossbill and 10+ Great Spotted Woodpecker today.........LB.

Great Spotted Woodpecker......Dimmingsdale.....photo by Les Beardmore.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

30 November 2011

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell off Startley Lane c250 metres west of the village this morning.......Birdguides

Coldmeece pools
4x Yellow-legged Gull, c900 LBB Gull, 70+ Herring Gull, GBB Gull and c550 Lapwing......NP & RT

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit still from the hide also drake Wigeon , fem Shoveler and 68 x Teal .
Around the reserve were also 7 x Goosander , 4 x Barnacle Geese and Stonechat
reported towards Boundary Flash...........MG , FC.

Fieldfare Doxey Marshes........photo by Martin Grant.


Uttoxeter Quarry
210 x Golden Plover ,Shelduck , 7 x Curlew , Goldeneye and 8 x Goosander.....EF.

Belvide Res (permit only)
106 x Goldeneye in south east bay this evening.......BB.

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult again in the roost and 2x Yellow-legged Gulls......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Deep end Green Sandpiper at the overflow
Tad Bay 22x Dunlin, 50x Golden Plover, 5x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander and 2x Shelduck.......R Berry

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

29 November 2011

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell off Startley lane c250 metres west of the village this morning......Birdguides.

Rocester
Blackcap around JCB south Lake today.......EF.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Golden Plover x 119 at west end also 4 x Dunlin and 5 x Goosander......BB.

RSPB Middelton Hall
Little Egrets x 2 present today.

Knypersley Res
Still 10 x Bramblings present by the Serpentine Lake.......KT.

Monday, 28 November 2011

28 November 2011

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by the shooting butts this morning.......Birdguides.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in the clearfell 250 m west of the village......Birdguides.

Westport Lake
Goosander female late afternoon on main lake....NS.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Med Gull adult in the roost , also 5 x Dunlin and 174 x Golden Plover at west end .....BB.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

27 November 2011

Aqualate Mere
Bittern one late morning........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup 1st winter drake still present........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult again in the roost also 3x Yellow-legged Gulls and a Med Gull. A Short-eared Owl again along the south shore showing well this afternoon.......Birdguides .

Doxey Marshes
12 x Goosander , 6 x Shoveler . 4 x Snipe and 9 x Barnacle Geese.......S Owen .

Saturday, 26 November 2011

26th Nov 2011

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit still present by pollards @ 10-40.........Birdguides .

Knypersley Res
Bramblings 60 birds between the car park and Serpentine Lake mid -morning also
2 x Raven over.........SS.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup 1st winter drake still also Short-eared Owl along north west shore this evening......Birdguides

Cannock
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult showing well at Kingswood to 15:55 when it flew to the landfill site.......Birdguides

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult again in the roost this evening also 3x Yellow-legged Gull, Med Gull and a Whooper Swan........Birdguides

Friday, 25 November 2011

25th Nov 2011

Stafford
14 x Eurasian White-fronted Geese flew south west over River Sow Meadows
@ 10-00 this morning.........R Swift.

Knypersley Res
Still around 40 + Bramblings between the car park and the Serpentine Lake....SS.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley lane 250 metres west of village
@ SK053144........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Purple Sandpiper briefly this afternoon also 1st winter drake Scaup still.......Birdguides

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by shooting butts.......Birdguides

Thursday, 24 November 2011

24 November 2011

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit and Jack Snipe still present this morning from the metal hide......DF

Knypersley Res
Brambling still around 40 x birds between the car park and the Serpentine Lake ......SS.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell south of Startley Lane c250 metres west of the village 10:55 to 12:10.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup 1w drake still also Short-eared Owl over north shore at 16-30.........Birdguides.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

23 November 2011

Brambling female....Knypersley ....photo by G Allbutt.



Knypersley Res
40+ Brambling this morning along path heading north from car park.......SS.
4 x Goosander on main lake at 15-00........KT.

Branston GPs
Barton Pit .......Red-throated Diver early morning before flying north east at 9-48 ...GJM
, also 2 x Little Egret , 5 x White-fronted Geese , 3 x Ruff , 3 x Redshank , 8 x Curlew and
200 Golden Plover .
Sandy Pit........300+ Golden Plover .
Black Meadow Scrape......2 x Dunlin , Redshank , Green Sand and 3 x Shelduck......JW.

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit present mid day also a Jack Snipe on the Metal hide scrape with 22 Snipe, 10x Goosander, 2x Shoveller and a Kingfisher.........RT & NP

Coldmeece pools
Adult Caspian Gull present 14:40 to 15:00 with 4x Yellow-legged Gulls, 750+ LBBGulls, 35x Herring Gulls and a GBB Gull........RT & NP

Belvide Res (permit only)
6x Tundra Bean Geese again briefly, also 8x European White-fronted Geese flew off NE mid afternoon, 1st W Drake Scaup still.......Birdguides

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander and a Goldeneye........BB

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near adult in the roost again also 3x Yellow-legged Gulls (near adult and 2x 2nd winters)........Birdguides

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

22nd Nov 2011

Knypersley Res
Brambling x 14 around pool car park this morning.....SS.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike @ Hare Hills this morning SK053144........GJM , SKW

Dimmingsdale
5x Whooper Swans over at 10:30 heading NW......TE

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still present from the wattel fence hide at 11:00.......DF

Hanchurch Woods
6x Whooper Swans over and 9x Crossbill.......RG & AH

Adderley Green
2x Whooper Swans over SW this afternoon......S

Chasewater
6x European White-fronted Geese flew north late afternoon.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit required)
6x Tundra Bean Geese again, 1st winter drake Scaup still, 2x Adult Little Gull and 4x Yellow-legged Gull in the roost......Birdguides

Branston GPs
Barton pit Red-throated Diver, 3x Little Egret, 2x Ruff and a Redshank.


Sandy pit 400x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff, Green Sandpiper and 3x Shelduck.
Black meadow scrape 2x Redshank and 2x Dunlin........JW

Enville
Hen Harrier by Mere Lane late afternoon.......Birdguides

Monday, 21 November 2011

21st Nov 2011

Knypersley Res
Brambling x 20 + this morning also Raven over , no sign of drake Mandarin.....SS.

Essington Quarry
No Sign of juvenile Black-throated Diver this morning........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
No Sign of Firecrest at German Cemetery so far this morning.......Birdguides.

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit near pollarded willows this afternoon......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Tundra Bean Geese x 6 still also 1w drake Scaup........Birdguides.


Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike in and around shooting butts and Trig Point........Birdguides.

Upper Longdon
Great Grey Shrike at clearfell on Startley La @ SK053144

Sunday, 20 November 2011

20th Nov 2011

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult still this morning , also 1stw drake Scaup, 6x Tundra Bean Geese in southeast bay at dusk.......Birdguides

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red-crested Pochard still 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Pintail, 4x Shoveller, 2x Goldeneye, 22x Barnacle Geese and 2x Eygptian Geese.......ST

Cannock Chase
Firecrest one in the German cemetery this afternoon.......Birdguides
Great Grey Shrike still around the shooting butts today......Birdguides.

Essington quarry pool
Black-throated Diver Juvenile late afternoon........Birdguides

Saturday, 19 November 2011

19th Nov 2011

Belvide Res (permit only)
Iceland Gull juv late pm , also 2 x adult Little Gulls and adult Med Gull......Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
13 x Goosander , 60 x Golden Plover , 2 x Goldeneye , Shoveler and Green Sand.......EF.

Westport Lake
Little Egret x 2 flew around main lake this morning.........J Jones.

Friday, 18 November 2011

18 November 2011

Knypersley Res
Drake Mandarin Duck this morning on the Serp and 20x Brambling......SS.

Caverswall
2000+ Wood Pigeon flying east between 8-00 / 8-30.......B Bowler.

Stafford
Kingfisher x 2 brooke drain along the access rd to Cricket Club.......G Hadley.

Blackbank
10250x Wood Pigeon over North/Northeast this morning.......NP @ JH

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad Bay 80x Golden Plover, 44x Dunlin, 3x Snipe, Shelduck, 16x Shoveller and a Common Gull......R Berry

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull at least one (near-adult and possible adult ) again in the roost .......Birdguides

Thursday, 17 November 2011

17 November 2011

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still present east of the shooting butts this morning.......Birdguides
A second Great Grey Shrike this morning near Upper Longdon.......Geoff.

Doxey Marshes
Goosander:--- Boundary Flash 5 male 3 female, Tillington Flash 2 male 1 female.
Shoveler:--- Boundary Flash 4 male 1 female, Tillington Flash 2 male 1 female.
Lapwing:--- Tillington Flash 57, Cadbury Pasture 40..........Martin Grant.

Berryhill
2x Short-eared Owls 16:30 to dusk........RT

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult in the roost again this evening also adult Caspian Gull.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult still present also a single Ruff.......Birdguides.

Westport Lake
Goldeneye imm male present late afternoon......NS.

Brookleys Lake
12x Mandarin Duck, female Goldeneye and 2x Willow Tit........JB

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

16th Nov 2011

Buzzard......Dimmingsdale.....photo by T Eyre.


Knypersley Res
Brambling x 8 (3 x males) still present , also drake Wigeon and 2 x drake Teal.....SS

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull x 2 adults present today , also adult Med Gull in the roost....BB.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

15 November 2011

 Stafford
Waxwing x 23 on Tollgate Ind Est between 3-50 / 4-15.........R Stanton.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still near the shooting butts but mobile also c200 Redpoll in the area along with Crossbill and Brambling........RT & NP.

Uttoxeter Quarry
White-fronted Goose x 2 this morning also , 2 x drake Pintail , 2 x Shelduck , 7 x Pochard ,
fem Red-crested Pochard , 6 x Curlew and 110 x Golden Plover.........EF.

Loynton / Norbury
Peregrine seen from A519 @ 8-45 this morning........G Hadley.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult still present.......Birdguides.

Monday, 14 November 2011

14 November 2011

Whitemoor Haye
Female Scaup on the main lake.......Birdguides

Hanley
Black Redstart ( female 1st winter type) around buildings along Cheapside at 11:30 then flew towards Pall Mall.......RG

Parkhall CP
Long-eared Owl still.......RG

Westport Lake
No Sign this morning of the imm drake R B Merganser on main lake.......PL.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult present in the roost also , adult Y L Gull...........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still near the shooting butts this morning also 12x Crossbill over and Bramblings with the Chaffinch flock at the Cadet huts car park......SB

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull near adult in pre roost this evening......Birdguides.

Berry Hill
Short-eared Owl one present from 16-20 / 16-30 this evening.........S Willder.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

13 November 2011

Westport lake
Imm drake Red-breasted Merganser still present......NS.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike showing well this morning near the shooting butts.....Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult this morning........Birdguides

Cannock Tip
Azorean Y L Gull near adult on the Tip this PM............Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Whinchat 1w present in the hedge in sheep field by Small Meadows Farm........Birdguides.

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at 16:35.......RT

Parkhall CP
Long-eared Owl.......RT

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x White-fronted Geese SE at 10:50, female Red -crested Pochard still, a Goldeneye and 6x Pochard.......RP

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Tad bay 9x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, 29x Dunlin, 3x Snipe, c300 Golden Plover......RP

Chasewater
Adult Caspian Gull again in the roost.......Birdguides

Saturday, 12 November 2011

12th Nov 2011

Red-breasted Merganser......Westport Lake.....photo by S Seal.


Westport Lake
Red-breasted Merganser imm drake still on main lake NS. SS et al.

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull possible near-adult again in the roost also adult Caspian Gull
10x Waxwing this morning , also a single adult European White-fronted Goose flew over
heading south @ 12-50.........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still near the shooting butts mid-day.......Birdguides.

Drayton Bassett RSPB
Bewick's Swan x 5 (2 x adults , 3 x juv) flew south west at 10-20.......Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Adult Yellow-legged Gull and female Red-crested Pochard still, 6x Goosander, Goldeneye, 16x Wigeon, Pochard, 104x Teal, Shelduck, 50x Golden Plover, 5x Curlew, 6x Snipe and a Dunlin......RP

Tamworth
9x European White-Fronted Geese at Amington in a field by Moor Lane this morning only.....Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Adult Caspian Gull in Deep end roost also 6x Little Gull (5 adult @ 1 f/w) over the dam at 15:58......GJM and MPR

Silverdale Colliery
Short-eared Owl still present this afternoon.......JH

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at 16:30.......MK

Belvide Res (permit only)
Med Gull adult , also 2 x Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost........Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Med Gull adult on sailing lake this morning.

Friday, 11 November 2011

11th Nov 2011

Belvide Res (permit only)
Red-breasted Merganser x 5 redheads from Scott Hide present to dusk also adult Med Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull........Birdguides.

Westport Lake
Red-breasted Merganser imm drake still present on main lake......CJW.

Chasewater
10x Waxwing between the lake and the railway late morning......Birdguides
Caspian Gull adult again in roost

Denstone
Little Owl on wires near the church......TE

Hanchurch Woods
30x Crossbill and 100+ Redpoll.......NP

Newcastle
3x Waxwing on the Butts, Paris Avenue this evening......WJL

Thursday, 10 November 2011

10th Nov 2011

Westport Lake
Red-breasted Merganser 1st winter drake still present on main lake this morning......CJW.

Belvide Res (permit only)
2x Red-breasted Merganser from Scott hide then flew south midday.......Birdguides

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still present by the Rifle Range car park.......BB

Belvide Res (permit only)
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull possible near-adult in the roost this evening. Also adult Mediterranean Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and a female Marsh Harrier east at 14:25......Birdguides

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

9 November 2011

Red-breasted Merganser (imm drake) Westport Lake.



Silverdale Colliery
Short-eared Owl again briefly at 07:00 this morning.......JH

Westport Lake
Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) this morning.......J Jones , CJW , SS et al.

Chasewater
Azorean Yellow-legged Gull probable near-adult in the roost also adult Med Gull and 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull....... Birdguides........see link below.
http://www.chasewater.org.uk/diarymonths/2011/Nov2011.htm

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

8th Nov 2011

Bateswood
Common Gull x 2 on the pond this morning.........A Stanton.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Dunlin x 6 at west end , also Green Sandpiper and 69 x Golden Plover.......BB.

Monday, 7 November 2011

7 November 2011

Berryhill
A Wheatear still lingering this morning at the Viewpoint paddocks........RT

Dimmingsdale
5000+ Wood Pigeon, 44x Redpoll, 2x Brambling and a Barn Owl.......TE

Radial Park
A Barn Owl this evening hunting over rough ground near Hanford rugby club......RG

Belvide Res (permit only)
Green Sandpiper x 2 present.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

6 November 2011

Blackbank
27,770 Woodpigeon over 07:05 to 09:15 this morning.......JH

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Whooper Swan again this afternoon also female Red Crested Pochard still and a female Pintail, 3x Goosander, 13x Wigeon, 5x Pochard, 25x, Teal, Shelduck, 164x Golden Plover, 10x Curlew, Crossbill, Little Owl and 5x Egyptian Geese......RP AB ST

Swallow Moss
Ringtail Hen Harrier at 16:15 and 2x Short-eared Owls at 16:45.......RP

Belvide Res (permit only)
Cetti's Warbler in Gazebo Bay this morning also Whooper Swan today.
Long-eared Owl still present in south east bay.......Birdguides

River Sow Meadows Stafford
Green Sandpiper and 4x Raven........RS

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike showing well this afternoon in Birch trees near the shooting butts.......Birdguides

Morridge
3x Short-eared Owl between Morridge and Swallow Moss this afternoon.......DP

6th Nov 2011

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red-crested Pochard female this morning.........Birdguides.
Also 2 x adult Whooper Swans this morning before flying east at 10-40 .

Belvide Res (permit only)
Whooper Swan adult present west end , also Cetti's Warbler by Gazebo Hide .

Swallow Moss
Short-eared Owl x 3 , also 100 x Redwing in field near Foxt.........D Powell.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull (2w) possible in roost this evening.....Birdguides.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

5 November 2011

Berryhill
A Jack Snipe flushed this morning also 8x Brambling and 160x Golden Plover. Vis mig produced a count of 22,310x Wood Pigeon over from 07:10 to 08:30.........RT

Knypersley Res
Brambling x 10 this morning (2 x males) , also 163 x Wood Pigeon over main lake heading
east and 4 x Siskin by the bridge..........G Brereton .


Dimmingsdale
Wood Pigeon x 1000+ , 200 x Redwing , 20 x Fieldfare , 9 x Goldcrest and
75 x Lesser Redpoll............T Eyre.

Friday, 4 November 2011

4th Nov 2011

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Ringed Plover still at Admaston Reach , also 18 x Dunlin Blithe Bay and
15 x Dunlin Tad Bay..............R Broadbent.
Please do not drive on the foreshore under any circumstances.

Drayton Bassett RSPB
Short-eared Owl x 2 present today..........Birdguides.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

3rd Nov 2011

Knypersley Res
Brambling x 8 present this morning (1 x male).........SS.

Park Hall CP
Golden Plover x 50 birds present early afternoon........B Bowler.

Yarlet
Pink-footed Goose x 20 flew over A34 @ 13-20 and possibly landed nearby.......R Gilbert.

Radial Park
Golden Plover x 90+ this evening.........R Gilbert.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Golden Plover x 208 at west end.....Birding Today.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Golden Plover x 304 , Common Sand , Yellow-legged Gull , 4 x Goldeneye and
17 x Dunlin.............R Broadbent.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

2nd November 2011

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by the Shooting Butts , also Hen Harrier (ringtail)
Sherbrook Valley.............JW.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull poss 2nd winter in roost , also 3 x Yellow-legged Gulls (2 x adults & 2w)....Birdguides.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

1 November 2011

Great Grey Shrike......Cannock Chase.....photo by Ann P Bentley.



Wheaton Aston
Black Redstart at Sunnybank Park Club at the Lapley Lane Junction present for 4th day......Birdguides

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike x (2 birds) one present on Anson Bank this morning ,
and one still present 500 yds down from the Cadet Huts this morning.............GJM , SS et all.

Silverdale Colliery
Short-eared Owl one hunting the Void this evening........J Hutchins.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Yellow Legged Gull adult present in roost this evening.......BB.

Branston GPs
690x Golden Plover, Ruff, 2x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 5x Shelduck and a Water Rail.......JW

Monday, 31 October 2011

31st Oct 2011

Belvide Res (permit only)
Merlin noted this morning , also Peregrine and 110 x Golden Plover , and this evening
an adult and 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull in the roost.......BB.

Drayton Bassett RSPB (south)
Short-eared Owl x 2 still present this evening.......TVB.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull adult again in roost , also 2w Med Gull.............Birdguides.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

30 October 2011

Great Grey Shrike.....Cannock Chase......photo by S Seal.


Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still present and showing well 400 yards down from the cadet huts on the right hand side.......SS

Drayton Bassett Pits
2x Short-eared Owl today.........Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Spoonbill one in Tad Bay this afternoon.........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Caspian Gull one present .......Birdguides.

Uttoxeter Quarry
232 x Golden Plover , 2 x Curlew , Snipe , Pochard , 6 x Wigeon , Shelduck and
7 x Egyptian Geese..........R Powell .

Brookleys Lake
20 x Mandarin and Goldeneye............R Powell.

Swallow Moss
Short-eared Owl one at dusk...........R Powell.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

29 October 2011

Great Grey Shrike.....Cannock Chase.....photo by S Allison.


Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still by the shooting butts early afternoon........Birdguides

Friday, 28 October 2011

28 October 2011

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still present 400m south of shooting butts this morning..........Birdguides.

Blackbank
9288x Wood Pigeon over in just over an hour this morning........JH

Dovedale
Firecrest on the bank just up from the stepping stones.......NT

Belvide Res
Rock Pipit still on the dam......Birdguides

Chasewater
Caspian Gull flew off NW, also 2x adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Med Gull........Birdguides

Thursday, 27 October 2011

27 October 2011

Blithfield Res (permit only)
A Little Gull from Beech Tree point late afternoon.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Rock Pipit still on dam........Birdguides

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

26 October 2011

Cannock Chase
Male Hen Harrier again over Brocton Field viewed from track accessed from Chase Road Corner car park.......Birdguides
Great Grey Shrike showing well by shooting butts on usual Holly bush........JW

Belvide Res (permit only)
2x Rock Pipit on the dam........Birdguides

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

25th Oct 2011

Lichfield
Jack Snipe one flushed from stream at Pipe Green but stayed on site.......Birdguides.

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl this morning........RT

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike near Hollybush Valley @ 9-03 , also
Hen Harrier male in Sherbrook Valley @ 9-40.............GJM.
2x Firecrest at the shooting butts, follow the path on left hand side of the shooting range......Birdguides
Hen Harrier male later seen again over Brocton Field viewed from track accessed from Chase Road Corner car park........Birdguides

Croxden Quarry
Short-eared Owl this evening also adult Yellow-legged Gull.......Birdguides

Monday, 24 October 2011

24 October 2011

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still on Holly bush by shooting butts this morning.......Birdguides
Male Hen Harrier again over Brocton Field viewed from the track accessed from Chase road corner car park........Birdguides

Sunday, 23 October 2011

23rd Oct 2011

Hen Harrier (ringtail) Cannock Chase.......photo by M Yapp.

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier x 2 (1 x male) between Anson's Bank and Chase Corner car park
early morning..........M Yapp.

Knypersley Res
Brambling male by car park , also 8 x Siskin........SS.

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker with a mobile Tit flock between the Italian gardens and the church........RT

Little Gull (imm) Blithfield .......photo by M Yapp.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Gull immature off the causeway.
Arctic Tern adult and Rock Pipit........Deep End.
LRP , 5 x Dunlin , 4 x Pintail and 2 x Goosander in Tad Bay.......R Powell.

Uttoxeter Quarry
120 x Golden Plover , Curlew , 2 x Goosander , 4 x Wigeon , 7 x Teal , Shelduck and
8 x Egyptian Geese.............R Powell.

Dimmingsdale
80 x Fieldfare , 35 x Redwing and 2 x Buzzard..........TE.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

22 October 2011

Silverdale Colliery
Female Wigeon at mid-day........PC

Doxey Marshes
Hide....50+ Lapwing , Kingfisher , Snipe and 2 x Teal .
Doxey Scrape......16 x Teal , 9 x Lapwing and 3 x Pochard .
Tillington Flash......2 x Goosander and 2 x Teal...........G Hadley.

Dimmingsdale
Buzzard x 3 , Dipper , 4 x Brambling and 200+ Chaffinch...........TE.

Brookleys Lake
Mandarin x 8 , Raven x 2 and 3 x Buzzard.........TE.

Wolseley
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker one reported today at Staffs WT Centre.

North Staffs Moors
Male Hen Harrier this morning.........PS.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Rock Pipit one still present on the dam.........Birdguides.

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier (ringtail) along south end of Sherbrook Valley , also 30 x Lesser Redpoll ,
Stonechat , 200+ Fieldfare and Sparrowhawk.........JW.

Cheddleton
Short-eared Owl one over today.........Birdguides.

Friday, 21 October 2011

21 October 2011

Uttoxeter Quarry
120x Golden Plover, 9x Curlew, Shoveller, 14x Shoveller and Little Owl.......EF
Curlew Sandpiper this afternoon.........Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Rock Pipit one on the dam this afternoon.......Birdguides.

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 12x Curlew, 347x Golden Plover, Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, Greater BB Gull and a Kingfisher.........JW

Thursday, 20 October 2011

20 October 2011

Berryhill
12x Brambling and 11x Crossbill over this morning.......RT

Belvide Res (permit only)
6x Whooper Swan, Curlew Sandpiper still and a Short-eared Owl over the car park early afternoon.......Birdguides

Radial Park
4x Brambling........RG

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike Sherbrook valley near old concrete bridge also 30x Lesser Redpoll, 2x Raven 5x Stonechat and 3x Green Woodpecker........JW

Cannock Chase
Male (possible) Hen Harrier ? seen flying towards the sun by the old quarry
@ 9-45 this morning........GJM.

Chasewater
4x Adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost.......Birdguides

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

19 October 2011

Brambling.....Dimmingsdale.....photo by Terry Eyre.


Blackbank
A Merlin through south this morning.......NP

Stanton
Whooper Swan x 15 flew south mid-morning........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Curlew Sand x 2 today , also Rock Pipit.........Birdguides.

Dimmingsdale
Brambling x 6 , also 70 x Redwing , 15 x Fieldfare and 2 x Raven........TE.

Cannock Chase
Meadow Pipit x 5 , single Tree Pipit , Green Woodpecker , 9 x Siskin and 5 x Stonechat
between Anson car park and Cemetery........G Hadley.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

18 October 2011

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier ringtail still at the south end of Sherbrook Valley then flew towards the rifle range;
also 26 Common Crossbill at Whitehouse car park at 13:30 ........Birdguides.

Marshes Hill
Redwing x 300+ over SW at 11-00 this morning......G Allbut.

Aqualate Mere
Willow Tit near hide , also 100+ Fieldfare........A Stanton.

Silverdale Colliery
2x Adult Yellow-legged Gulls present at lunchtime also 2x Brambling over this morning.......NP

Branston GPs
2x Greenshank, 2x Ruff, 3x Green Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 8x Curlew, Snipe, 300x Golden Plover, and a Herring Gull........JW

Parkhall CP
230x Golden Plover........RT

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull adult and 3rd winter, 4x adult Yellow-legged Gull in the roost tonight also a Rock Pipit........Birdguides

Monday, 17 October 2011

17 October 2011

Berryhill
2x Brambling and 3x Crossbill over this morning........RT

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier ringtail at south end of Sherbrook valley between Katyn and Gospel place this afternoon also 20x Brambling, 20x Crossbill and 40x Siskin........JB

Croxhall lakes
Great White Egret at south end this afternoon........Birdguides

Copmere
2x Gadwell, 4x Shoveller, 35x Wigeon and a Barnacle Goose........DWE

Swynnerton
4x Brambling......DWE

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl still in willow in Southeast Bay this morning then flushed.
View from a sensible distance .............Birdguides.

Gailey Res
Med Gull 1st winter on pontoon this evening..........Birdguides.

Chasewater
Dark-bellied Brent Goose adult present at dusk.......Birdguides.

Doxey Marsh
From the hide 40x Lapwing, 6x Teal, Shoveller and a Snipe
R Sow 5x Teal and a Kingfisher
Doxey scrape 18x Lapwing, 12x Teal and 5x Shoveller.......GH

Sunday, 16 October 2011

16th Oct 2011

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Short-eared Owl one flew over mid-morning......Birdguides.

Berryhill
5x Brambling over this morning.......RT

Gailey Res
Slavonian Grebe still this morning.......Birdguides

Belvide Res (permit only)
Curlew Sandpiper still from Andrew Chappell hide also 3x Rock Pipit at the west end.......Birdguides
Also Long-eared Owl still in willows in south east bay.........Birdguides.

Branston GPs
426x Golden Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Greater BB Gull, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Snipe 2x Dunlin and 2x Little Egret.......JW

Uttoxeter Quarry
55x Golden Plover, 11x Goosander, 8x Egyptian Geese, Shoveller and a Chiffchaff.......EF

Kings Bromley GPs
Great White Egret again on the Trent viewable from the first A515 layby north of the village......Birdguides

Saturday, 15 October 2011

15 October 2011

Slavonian Grebe......Gailey Res.....photo by H King.



Gailey Res
Slavonian Grebe still mid morning....MY , SS

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still around the mast area but mobile also 4 Crossbill over........RT

Dimmingsdale
Redwing x 11 , Lesser Redpoll x 30 , Yellowhammer x 2 and 5 x Goldcrest.......TE.

Blackbank
Arctic Tern over also a Brambling and 7x Crossbill.........NP

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl still present late afternoon.......Birdguides.

Friday, 14 October 2011

14 October 2011

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel at the mast this morning,also 6 Crossbill over and a Wheatear.
3265x Fieldfare and 1680 Redwing over SW........RT

Gailey Res
Grey Phalarope on sailing lake near boathouse........Birdguides

Tittesworth
Drake Scaup favouring the dam end.......Birdguides

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Drake Scaup in Tad bay........Birdguides

Blackbank
vis mig 8420x Redwing, 1260x Fieldfare and 26x Crossbill over........NP and JH

Belvide Res (permit only)
A Grey Plover over and 3x Rock Pipits present........Birdguides

Uttoxeter Quarry
10x Golden Plover, 12x Pochard, 4x Wigeon, 6x Goosander, Fieldfare and Redwing flocks over........EJF

Thursday, 13 October 2011

13th Oct 2011

Knypersley Res
Fieldfare x 60 + over south west @ 9-30 , also 2 x Raven....SS.

Marshes Hill
Fieldfare x 25 over south @ 10-20 , also single Raven........SS.

Kings Bromley
Great White Egret in field north of river Trent viewable from 1st layby on A515
east of village @ 10-35.........Birdguides.

Dimmingsdale
Fieldfare x 44 over this morning , also 25 x Redwing , 3 x Crossbill , 4 x Mistle Thrush
and 25 x Lesser Redpoll............TE.

Berryhill
2035x Fieldfare over between 09:00 and 11:20,also 258x Redwing and 38x Lesser Redpoll.......RT

Radial Park
400x Fieldfare, 100x Redwing, 108 Golden Plover and 4x Curlew........RG

Belvide Res (permit only)
Black Tern juvenile briefly this afternoon , also 3 x Rock Pipit on north shore....BB
http://www.surfbirds.com/blog/Belvide84/

Chasewater
Caspian Gull adult briefly , also 2 x adult Yellow-legged Gulls..........Birdguides.

Branston GPs
177x Golden Plover, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin and 5x Little Egret........JW

Cannock Chase
200+ Fieldfare opposite WhiteHouse, c100x Redwing and a fem/juv Blackcap......R Broadbent

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

12/10/2011

Berryhill
15x Crossbill over SW, 55x Pink-footed Goose over NW and 43 Golden Plover........RT

Kings Bromley
Great White Egret........JW

Silverdale Colliery
Ringtail Hen Harrier briefly at 17:30.........JH

Croxden Quarry
4x Yellow-legged Gulls (3 adults and a 2nd winter) this evening........Birdguides

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

11 October 2011

M6 Jnc 13
A Red kite over field on west side just north of the jnc this afternoon.........MK

Weston Coyney
18x Redwing over Coalville.....ST

Dimmingsdale
5x Redwing and 2x Raven.......TE

Belvide Res (permit only)
A Ruff still, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and 4x Goldeneye........

Chasewater
3x Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost this evening........

Monday, 10 October 2011

10 October 2011

Ingestre
A Spotted Flycatcher this morning along the Trent.......R Broadbent

Belvide Res (permit only)
Juv Arctic Tern through early afternoon........Birdguides

Sunday, 9 October 2011

9th Oct 2011

Endon Sewage Works
Redwing one present this morning......GB.

Berryhill
11x Redwing over this morning........RT

Westport Lake
51x Redwing over this morning.........NS

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl still present this morning.......Birdguides.

Black Bank
85 x Siskins over between 7-25 and 10-10 also , 28 x Snipe in 6 seperate flocks SW......NP.

Branston GPs
Avocet still also Black-tailed Godwit, 88x Golden Plover and 2x Little Egret........JW
Greenshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 56x Little Grebe, 13x Shoveller, and 40x Pochard .........Additional .....DS

River Sow Meadows Stafford
14x Redwing, 2x Peregrine and a Kingfisher.........RS

Yoxall
Great White Egret one still by River Trent late afternoon........Birdguides.

Dimmingsdale
9x Redwing over this morning........TE

Parkhall
Marsh Harrier over Gasometer early evening........Col

Chasewater
Baltic Gull..........Possible in roost this evening.........Birdguides.
See link below for further details.
http://www.chasewater.org.uk/diarymonths/2011/Oct2011.htm

Saturday, 8 October 2011

8 October 2011

Yoxall
Great White Egret one still near River Trent viewable from the layby.........Birdguides
Present untill 10-10 then flew down river........Birdguides.
Great White Egret still near the River Trent and viewable from the layby but elusive....Birdguides.

Branston GPs
Avocet one on Sandy Pit @ 14-00 , also 50 x Little Grebe , Little Egret , Greenshank ,
4 x Green Sandpiper , Common Sandpiper , 4 x Golden Plover , 110 x Lapwing ,
9 x Curlew , 4 x Shelduck , 200 x Teal , Water Rail and imm Wheatear.......D Scattergood.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl still in SE bay..........BB

Friday, 7 October 2011

7th Oct 2011

Great White Egret......Kings Bromley....photo by Steve Welch.


Kings Bromley GPs
Great White Egret one on river with 5 x Little Egrets from 1st layby north of
A515 late afternoon..........S Welch.
No Sign by 17-25 this afternoon........Birdguides.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Mandarin x 3 drakes off Gazebo bay this morning........BB.

Yoxall
Great White Egret one on the River Trent early evening but mobile........Birdguides.

Whitemore Haye
Grey Partridge, Little Egret and Little Owl........AR

Croxhall
2x Dunlin, Redshank and Common Sandpiper.......AR

Thursday, 6 October 2011

6 October 2011

Trentham Gardens
5x Crossbill, 40x Siskin and 19x Mandarin.........RT

Belvide Res (permit only)
Long-eared Owl still in willows at south east end today......BB.

Branston GPs
Hen Harrier male present today also , Yellow Legged Gull , Greenshank ,
Snipe , 2 x Green Sand , 7 x Curlew and Little Egret.............JW.