Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support over 2016, this is your blog and it wouldn't exist without all your contributions via text, email & Twitter.
Also congratulations to Dave Emley who has received a British Empire Metal (BEM) in the Queens New Year Honours list for his services to Higher Education & Natural History, a well deserved honour i'm sure you'll agree.
Great Skua by Brian Carthy - Voted Staffs bird of 2016 by our Twitter followers
Happy New Year everyone & a bird filled 2017
One Waxwing on Rowan Trees just down from the Biddulph Arms along main road (ALo)
Adult Glaucous Gull in roost plus adult Caspian Gull & Velvet Scoter (@julianallen2009)
53x Teal 2x Shoveler 233x Wigeon 2x Snipe 14x Lapwing (@RegDavies5)
Stonechat, Water Rail, 2x Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, (Foz)
Drake Shoveler, drake Pochard, Common Gull, Tawny Owl (@TheSnapper1978)
Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin & Green Woodpecker (TEy)
Grey wagtail, Stonechat, 35x Teal, 4x Wigeon, 9x Gadwall, 118x Lapwing, Dunlin 5x Goosander 15x Golden Plover (JPa MPa)