Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday 18th August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Cuckoo in Tad Bay this morning (DCh) - Black Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Whinchat, 6x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, c4o Swifts (@scaupface)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Scaup still, 4x Greenshank, Little Egret, Tree Sparrows (@TheMoorehen)

Radford Meadows
Black-tailed Godwit on flooded area across river (@Clive_Davies1)

Uttoxeter Quarry
9x Little Egret, 7x Green Sandpiper, 9x Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover (ABa)

Branston GPs
10x Curlew, 8x Little Egret, 12x Pochard (MSc)

Berryhill
10x Redstart, Wheatear, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Peregrine (RT, NDP)

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
9x Little Egret, 2x Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 7x Common Sandpiper, Hobby (ABa)

Aqualate Mere
2x Marsh Harrier at 11:45 (@Clive_Davies1)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over Tad Bay at 18:00 (An & Tr)


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Scaup still, 4x Greenshank, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Common Sandpiper, Marsh Tit (@chrisvaghela)

Branston GPs
18x Curlew, 4x  Common Sandpiper, 7x Egyptian Geese, 20x Pochard, 11x Gadwall, 2x Little Egret (JWo)

Berryhill
Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, 2x Redstart (SAm)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Scaup, 4x Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 11x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, juv Med Gull (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still on JW also Black-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday 14th August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet on north shore at 08:10 also juv Scaup still, 3x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, juv Med Gull (@BelvideBirding)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 4x Redstart, 4x Red-legged Partridge (ROBgilb) - also 2x Tree Pipit. Yellow Wagtail (NDP)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still also imm Marsh Harrier (MJa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Little Egret, 11x Common Sandpiper, 8x Green Sandpiper, 8c Curlew, 2x Dunlin (ABa)

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, 51x Little Grebe + 34 juvs, 9x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine (JWo)

Peregrine by Jon Woodcock


Staffs

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday 13th August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Scaup still at west end

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, Greenshank, 22x Dunlin, 7x Green Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 4x Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher (ABa)

Aqualate
Imm Marsh Harrier this morning (@Ian_m_grant)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Med Gull, 3x Whinchat Blithe Bay, 10x Black-tailed Godwit in Tad Bay, (@MartynYapp) - also Redstart (@Brdin43) -  Juv Med Gull at deep end this pm viewed from Admaston car park (@julianallen2009)  - Osprey still (ABr, TBr)

Doxey Marsh
Redstart (@MarkJac973) - 2x Whinchat, 2x Little Egret, Peregrine, Hobby, 5x Stonechat (MBo)

Alvecote
2x Redstart, 2x Spotted Flycatcher in old orchard (@TameBirding)

Berryhill
4x Whinchat and 4x Redstart still also Spotted Flycatcher (@andm62)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still on JW, 22x Black-tailed Godwit thru, also Marsh Harrier (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Scaup west end also Tree Pipit, Marsh Tit and Willow Tit trapped (@BelvideBirding)

Audley Meadows
Juv Marsh Harrier circling overhead before moving off NW (@PeteDobson20)

Radford Meadows
Fem/imm Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Little Owl, Peregrine, (@RobSwift5, @Clive_Davies1)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4x Dunlin, 5x Green Sandpiper,7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, 3x Goosander (ABa)

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday 11th August 2017

i54
Whinchat present (@154jamie)

Branston GPs
2x Common Sandpiper, 49x Little Grebe + 37 juvs, 20x Pochard, 6x Gadwall + 8 juvs, 5x Shoveler, 21x Teal, 9x Egyptian Geese, 5x Little Egret, YL Gull, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 55x Swift, c350 Sand Martin (JWo)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday 10th August 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW (@RSPBMiddleton, @atkinson_steve) - also on JW 12x Little Egret, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, Redshank (@TameBirding)

Berryhill
10x Redstart present this morning also 4x Whinchat still, Tree Pipit over, Wheatear (RT, NDP)

Wetton Hills
Marsh Harrier over this afternoon between the café and Thors Cave (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Knot, Greenshank thru, 8x YL Gull, 3x Peregrine, Hobby, 3x Wheatear, Redstart, 43x Yellow Wagtail, 197x Pied Wagtail (@scaupface)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 9x Little Egret, 50x Little Grebe + 27x juvs, YL Gull, 8x Egyptian Geese (JWo)

Radford Meadows
Black-tailed Godwit on flooded area (@Clive_Davies1)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, Garganey, Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin (@RSPBMiddleton) - Marsh Harrier through at 19:30 (BarterTony)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 11x Green Sandpiper, 7x Common Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 3x Little Egret (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pectoral Sandpiper still Blithe Bay, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Redshank. Tad Bay Osprey, 2x Knot, Little Stint, c40 Dunlin, (PCa, TKe)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Tuesday 8th August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet on north shore to 08:54 only, also 4x Dunlin, Redshank (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
7x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Dunlin, Redshank Creswell Flash also Barn Owl (@richard_rafe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
11x Green Sandpiper, 10x Common Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 4x Little Egret (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pectoral Sandpiper still in Blithe Bay also Knot, Osprey, Wheatear (@tonyjac22) - Adult Little Stint along Admaston Reach at 19:10 also Tree Pipit heard. 2x Knot, c40 Dunlin, 5x Redshank (@TheSnapper1978)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday 7th August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pectoral Sandpiper still in Blithe Bay (HF, SE)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, 16x Common Sandpiper, 12x Green Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 2x Little Egret (ABa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-tailed Godwit this morning (@NigelCarp20)

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday 6th August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet in Blithe Bay, also 2x Whimbrel this morning (GJM, MPR) - Pectoral Sandpiper still in Blithe Bay at 12:55 on the west side just N of Dairy House plantation (@rpintean)

Aqualate
Osprey thru 09:30 (@NandanNick)

Tittesworth
Redshank, juv Med Gull, Little Egret (@stephengibson)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Greenshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 3x Little Egret (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
3x Black-tailed Godwit Creswell Flash (@Richard-rafe)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pectoral Sandpiper still far end of Blithe Bay (@TameBirding) - Osprey still Tad Bay (@chrisvaghela) - also 2x Osprey Tad Bay at 17:15, 39x Dunlin, Greenshank, Hobby (@Ian_grant) - Red Kite just north of the resv (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Tree Pipit over at 07:00 (@BelvideBirding)

Iverley (Sugar Loaf Farm)
Tree Pipit over south also 2x Redstart (@StourBirder)

Branston GPs
3x Black-tailed Godwit till 11:00 when flushed by a Peregrine, also 8x Little Egret, Hobby, 3x Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday 4th August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pectoral Sandpiper in Blithe Bay (PDH, GJM) - also 25x Arctic Tern. 8x Black-tailed Godwit, 39x Dunlin, Sanderling, 6x Yellow Wagtail (RCB, @ArthurBlaydon) - additional Dunlin up to 48, Tree Pipit over, 2x Redstart, 2x Wheatear, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (@scaupface)

Codsall
2x Red Kite over at 11:00 (MMu)

Middleton Lakes
11x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
2x Whinchat, Ruff, Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 6x Little Egret, 29x Common Tern, YL Gull, Peregrine (JWo, DSc)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper at 20:00 (ABU)

By Arturo Bobed


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey still, 26x Dunlin, Ruff, Greenshank (@Clive_Davies1)

Newcastle
An exhausted Gannet this afternoon on a building at High Carr business park off the A34 Talke road (per CBa) - since taken into care.

Per CBa


Staffs

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone on shingle island 10:05 to 10:20 then flew south (@BelvideBirding)

Alsagers Bank
2x juv Redstart by horse paddock near pylon (@robi)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 17x Green Sandpiper, 8x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, Hobby (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Whinchat, 6x Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 38x Little Grebe + 26x juvs, 6x Little Egret, 27x Common Tern, 2x adult YL Gull,  c300 Swift, Migrant Hawker (JWo, DSc)

Whinchat by Jon Woodcock

Migrant Hawker by Jon Woodcock

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone on south shore deep end from causeway (@tonyjac22)

Berryhill
5x Whinchat early morning also 3x Redstart (RT, NDP)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Arctic Tern this afternoon, 2x Redstart at the west end (@BelvideBirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
16x Green Sandpiper, 9x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 2x Little Egret (ABa)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday 31st July 2017

Croxden Quarry
2x Sanderling at 07:00 (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper this afternoon (HF,SE) - also Wheatear and 2x Yellowhammer deep end (RBe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Sanderling, 18x Green Sandpiper, 9x Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, Greenshank (ABa)

Branston GPs
5x Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 7x Little Egret, 5x juv Water Rail, 29x Common Tern, 6x Egyptian Geese, 29x Little Grebe + 33x juvs (JWo)


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday 30th July 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Marsh Harrier thru Tad Bay (MPR, GJM) - Osprey over Tad Bay at 18:00, 27x Dunlin, 13x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 25x Common Tern, 30x Yellow Wagtail (TheSnapper1978)

Lower Loxley
Cattle Egret flew north over A518 near Aldery Bank farm around 16:00 - SK046311- (@ScottoftheMarsh)

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Little Egret, 24x Common Sandpiper, 11x Green Sandpiper, 6x Dunlin, Greenshank (ABa)


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017

Gailey Resv
Osprey over low to the NW at 12:02 (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 24x Common Sandpiper, 12x Green Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 6x Little Egret (@rpintean)  -  18x Mandarin (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Turnstone and a Sanderling Admaston Reach this evening (@julianallen2009)

Branston GPs
2x Dunlin, 4x Green Sandpiper, ad YL Gull, 24x Common Tern (DSc)

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday 28th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
Turnstone briefly this afternoon (@Midlandsbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wheatear and Redstart near the dam, 28x Common Sandpiper (@scaupface)

Belvide Resv
15x Black-tailed Godwit flew thru south at 20:09 (@Midlandsbirder)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
Knot still on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)

Berryhill
6x Redstart, Whinchat, 2x juv Stonechat (RT, NDP)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Greenshank, 28x Common Sandpiper, 12x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 3x Little Egret, Hobby, 10x Mandarin (ABa)

Branston GPs
7x Little Egret, 25x Common Tern, 22x Little Grebe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Egyptian Geese (7 juvs) - (JWo) - also Whimbrel south at 19:30 (DSc)

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Wood Sandpiper still, Sanderling, Whimbrel and a Knot thru - 11x Whimbrel thru south at 12:11(@BelvideBirding)

i54
Male Whinchat, Redstart (@i54jamie)

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)  -  Sum plum Knot on Jubilee (JWo)

Jon Woodcock


Staffs

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Wood Sandpiper north shore (per PNi) - also 2x Black-tailed Godwit

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting singing from corner of rough track (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Sum plum Knot north end of Jubilee this evening (@TameBirding)

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday 24th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Adult Little Gull from Scott hide (@paulsmith15363) - Adult Arctic Tern this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey and 2x Knot Tad Bay (@Clive_Davies1) - also Juvenile Arctic Tern this afternoon (GJM) - additionally Sanderling, Turnstone (SE, HF)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 10x Green Sandpiper, 12x Common Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret (Andy)

Chasewater
Summer plumaged Sanderling, and a Dunlin (PWa per CMa)

Branston GPs
2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 40x Common Tern, 3s YL Gull (JWo)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Belvide Resv
Roseate Tern to 07:45 only then flew off SW (@BelvideBirding)

Elford-Fisherwick
2x Corn Bunting this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper on east scrape, 3x Dunlin, 2x Redshank (@ArchieRaven)  - also Barn Owl at 16:45 (@atkinson_steve)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 35x Common Sandpiper, 11x Green Sandpiper, 5x Little Egret (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin Tad Bay (@Ochruros) - Turnstone and Black-tailed Godwit at the deep end, 43x Common Sandpiper (@scaupface)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Silverdale CP
2x Redstart on the  plateau also Gropper (@jvphbirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey Tad Bay, Ruff, Greenshank, 5x Dunlin, 5x YL Gull (@rpintean)

Berryhill
Whinchat NW of the Palletstacks, 3x Redstart, 2x Gropper (RT)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Whimbrel flew over SW at 10:40, (@rpintean)  -  5x Whimbrel flew south at 18:15 (Andy)

Belvide Resv
Juv YL Gull this morning (@BelvideBirding)

i54
2x Redstart (@154jamie)

Branston GPs
5x Little Egret, 9x Egyptian Geese, Ruff, 26x Common Tern, Redstart, 24x Little Grebe, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
8x Dunlin flew south (@Atkinson_steve) - also Redshank, 7x Little Egret (MSc)

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday 21st July 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whimbrel through south this morning, Red Kite west at 14:10 (@scaupface)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday 20th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Adult and 2 juv YL Gull (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Peregrine at 16:00 (ISh)

Middleton Lakes
4x Dunlin, Redshank, (@atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
20x Curlew, 7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, 28x Little Grebe, 30x Common Tern, Peregrine, Water Rail ( juv)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Belvide Resv
3x Black Tern at 13:40, juvenile Cuckoo from Chappell hide (@BelvideBirding)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Branston GPS
Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 19x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, YL Gull, 30x Common Tern, 4x Little Egret (JWo, DSc)

Barton under Needwood
Barn Owl at dusk (JWo, DSc)

Belvide Resv
Willow Tit along Gazebo Bay (@BelvideBirding)

Croxden Quarry
2x YL Gull this evening (Andy)

Monday, 17 July 2017

Monday 17th July 2017

Baswich
2x Hobbies over Porlock Av at 11:20 (ABa)

Hatton
Juvenile Cuckoo behind the Nestles factory (JWo)

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday 16th July 2017

Bagnall
Red Kite over at 12:15 (NN)

Blackbank/Apedale
3x Redstart (@philjo61)

Alton
3x Redstart, Hobby (TEy)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Saturday 15th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Bar-tailed Godwit on north shore to 08:20 only (@BelvideBirding)

Westport Lake
Arctic Tern this morning (@DKelsall3)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey Tad Bay, 2x YL Gull, 8x Dunlin (@rpintean)

Wolstanton
Ring-necked Parakeet over this evening (@philjo61)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 2x Little Egret (Mil)

Friday, 14 July 2017

Friday 14th July 2017

Tittesworth Resv
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin (@stephengibson42)

Middleton Lakes
15x Black-tailed Godwit and 2x Dunlin on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thursday 13th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
10x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Ringed Plover (@RSPBMiddleton)

Tittesworth Resv
2x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin (JOa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Adult YL Gull and 2x Dunlin (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel, Greenshank, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 45x LR Plover, 37x Common Sandpiper, 19x Dunlin, 7x Little Egret (@scaupface)

Branston GPs
4x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 15x Curlew, 9x Egyptian Geese, 35x Common Tern, 3x Little Egret (JWo)

Baswich
Hobby over Compton Road (ABa)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Doxey Marsh
5x Black-tailed Godwit on Tillington flash (BLo)

Middleton Lakes
14x Black-tailed Godwit (@RSPBMiddleton) - 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper (MSc)

Belvide Resv
Juv YL Gull, adult Med Gull (@BelvideBirding)

Adderley Green
Hobby over (SSt)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Belvide Resv
22x Black-tailed Godwit at west end (CRe)

Middleton Lakes
9x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Dunlin east scrape (@Piccalilli123)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Monday 10th July 2017

Belvide Resv
9x Black-tailed Godwit north shore (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Med Gull (RSPBMiddleton)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Little Egret, 30x Common Tern (JWo)

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunday 9th July 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Knot in Tad Bay (GJM)  -  also ad sum Med Gull, Osprey (@julianallen2009)

Dimmingsdale
Male Redstart (TEy)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit at 19:00 (A&T)

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Saturday 8th July 2017

Tittesworth Resv
Green Sandpiper, 8x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Redshank, Little Egret, (@stephengibson42)

Silverdale CP
3x juv Redstart (@jvphbirding, @SteveJTurner76)

Checkhill
Red Kite over this evening (JJH)

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday 7th July 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Common Scoter (5 drakes) - (GJM)

Westport Lake
7x Common Scoter early afternoon (@DKelsall3)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Green Sandpiper, Curlew (@rpintean)

Parkhall CP
7x Willow Tit (including 3 juvs) -  (ARa)

Combridge
Red Kite at 18:30 (SRu)

Branston GPs  (Please keep to paths and do not climb over safety and border fences)
Great White Egret this evening, 32x Common Tern, Green Sandpiper (DSc, JWo)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Thursday 6th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
3x Black Tern reported flying south at 13:05 (@RSPBMiddleton) - 2x Black-tailed Godwit (@atkinson_steve)

Silverdale CP
Marsh Tit above Victory pool (PCa)

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Belvide Resv
Common Scoter still from Scott hide (@paulsmith15363)

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Belvide Resv
11x Common Scoter (9 drakes) from Scott hide also Marsh Tit Woodland hide (@BelvideBirding)

Lichfield
Adult Med Gull on Stowe pool this morning (BRe)

Tittesworth Resv
5x Redshank (JOa)

Monday, 3 July 2017

Monday 3rd July 2017

Middleton Lakes
17x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Redshank, Garganey (@stevecawthray)

Whitemoor Haye
Redshank, 50x Tree Sparrow, Hobby (@BirderAlrewas)

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair of Common Scoter in Tad Bay (MPR, GJM) - also 25x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, Willow Tit (@scaupface)

Bradley in the Moors
6x Yellowhammer (TEy)

Middleton Lakes
10x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017

Tittesworth Resv
7x Black-tailed Godwit this morning also a Redshank (JOa)

Chasewater
15x Black-tailed Godwit (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Osprey, ad sum Med Gull (@julianallen2009)

Belvide Resv
1st sum Little Gull this evening (@BelvideBirding)

Berryhill
3x Redstart (adult + 2 fem/juvs) (RT)

Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday 30th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey still at 13:30, 4x Black-tailed Godwit (JSh)

Tittesworth
Black-tailed Godwit (JOa)

Middleton Lakes
7x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover,10x Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 2x Redshank,7x Shelduck, 25x Gadwall, 1x Shoveler, 9x Teal, 5x Pochard, 22x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Essex Skipper (JWo)





Thursday, 29 June 2017

Thursday 29th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
LESSER YELLOWLEGS in Tad Bay early afternoon (GJM)  -  also 10x Common Scoter, Osprey (@chrisvaghela)

Westport Lake
Common Scoter on main lake (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv
12x Common Scoter (11 drakes) off the dam (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still in front of the main hide to 16:30 at least also a Mandarin (MBo)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Belvide Resv
Green Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Beamhurst
Red Kite over the A522 at 07:50 (@rpintean)

Cranberry
Red Kite over at 11:30 heading towards Standon (MHu)

Middleton Lakes
2x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Avocet, 2x Little Egret (CMa, (@RSPBMiddleton)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still on Doxey flash mid afternoon (@mjwstaffs, ISh)

Monday, 26 June 2017

Monday 26th June 2017

Belvide Resv
Osprey through west early afternoon (@paulsmith15363)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper on Tillington Flash (@DoxeyBirder)

Branston GPs  -  (Please keep to paths and do not climb over safety and border fences)
Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 1x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, Wigeon (m), 6x Pochard, 4x Teal, 11x Gadwall, 5x Shelduck, Bar-headed Goose, 17x Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 10x Little Egret, (JWo)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday 25th June 2017

                                                Community Notice Board
Visitors to the Branston Gravel Pits complex are reminded that it is a operational quarry with ongoing excavations. It can be dangerous if the land becomes unstable without  warning.
Please keep to footpaths and observe designated signs and do not climb over safety fences and boundary fences onto working parts of the quarry.

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-tailed Godwit Tad Bay also YL Gull (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Drake Common Scoter to 11:00 at least (DOu, LOu)

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
THREE 1st summer Sabine's Gulls at west end mid morning (@BelvideBirding) - two flew off north at 10:51, the single remaining bird present to 12:08 then flew off west.  22x Black-tailed Godwit from 13:30

Rocester
Red Kite over at 15:00 (GGa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Green Sandpiper (@rpintean)

Friday, 23 June 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern this morning but no sign after 10:00 (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still mid morning on Creswell flash (NGr)

Andy Holt

Denstone
Red Kite over at mid day (Tr)

Gailey Resv
Femail Common Scoter on the fishing lake at 17:45 (@TheSnapper1978)

Armitage
Red Kite over at 08:15 (GHa)

Cheslyn Hay
Red Kite over Strawberry Lane cemetary (@wyrebirder)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Audley
Red Kite drifted over west at 07:30 (@PeterDobson20)  -  also possibly same bird over Boon Hill at 09:00 (MJW)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill again on Creswell flash to 10:15 and then on Doxey flash to 13:15 at least (MBo)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Alton
Red Kite over a hay field (TEy)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff and Green Sandpiper still (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
Hobby, 10x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 7x Common Tern, 8x Shelduck +15+8(new)+1, Shoveler(m), Wigeon(m), Bar-headed Goose, 8x Teal, 15x Little Grebe, 39x Gadwall, 7x Pochard, 14x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@RSPBMiddleton)

Gailey
Drake Mandarin on the sailing lake (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Sandpiper (@paulsmith15363)

Lichfield
Red Kite over Walsall Road at 15:00 (IBo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Curlew on Creswell flash (TT)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunday 18th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still to early afternoon (NGr, et al.)  -  still at 19:15 in front of the main hide (JJH, SJH)

Combridge
Red Kite over the B5030 at 11:40 (@nutcracker1965)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill on Creswell Flash (PB, DW)

Froghall
Red Kite over (MBr)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Coombes Valley
Woodcock roding at 22:00 (MBr)

Friday 16th June 2017

Whittington
2x Quail at Turbine cottage (per @StourBirder)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

Penkridge
Red Kite over high to NW at 11:10 (RAs)

Dosthill NR
2x Hobby over (@atkinson_steve)

Kingsley
Red Kite over at 17:00 (JCo)

Branston GPs
2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 9x Redshank, 19x Shelduck, 2x Pochard (m,f), Wigeon, 43x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 1x Bar-headed Goose, 17x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, (JWo)

Offley Hay
Red Kite over at 16:30 (VHa)

Froghall
Hobby over this evening (MBr)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Whitmore Bent Lane
Cuckoo (@thevicar70)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Stoke
Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders in Diarmid Road Hanford (CBa)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday 12th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x 1st sum Little Gull on north shore (@NigelCarp2008)

Alrewas
Red Kite over early morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
6x Oystercatcher +1 chick, 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Redshank, 49x Gadwall, 24x Shelduck +6+11+12+7+2+2 ducklings, 2x Wigeon (m & f), Bar-headed Goose, Little Egret, 14x Little Grebe + 1 chick, c69x Sand Martin Holes (new after land slip), c300x Swift, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

Whitemoor Haye
Red Kite over (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008))

Brocton
Red Kite over (@Clive_Davies1)

Sherbrook Valley
Red Kite over (JJH, SJH)

Dimmingsdale
Red Kite over east at 16:45 (TEy)

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Red-necked Phalarope on east scrape

Jon Woodcock

Coombes Valley
Hobby hunting by visitor centre this morning (MBr)

Friday, 9 June 2017

Friday 9th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over west at 11:38 (DSc)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c15 Sanderling SW corner of causeway at 15:15 (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
9x Redshank, 3x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 18x Shelduck +8+5+11+18 ducklings, Wigeon, 44x Gadwall, 5x Little Egret, Water Rail, 12x Little Grebe, 6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@Rewildings85)

Tucklesholme
2x Egyptian Geese + 8 chicks (JWo)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey thru north at 15:45, 2x Garganey still (@BelvideBirding)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still, 4x Sanderling (@BelvideBirding)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet, pair Garganey still (@NigelCarp2008. @BelvideBirding)

Waterhouses
Red Kite over Cauldon Low (DLe)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair of Garganey still on north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Friday 2nd June 2017

Barton
Red Kite over Barton Gate this evening

Blog round-up  RT

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

Audley
Red Kite over Castle Hill (@jvphbirding)

Middleton Lakes
Garganey still (@Edwardbirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair Garganey still, 2x Sanderling, Osprey thru 18:15, 2x 2nd sum YL Gull (@BelvideBirding)

Blog round-up RT

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Sanderling, 2x Garganey (@BelvideBirding)

Revidge
Red Kite at 12:20 (HWi)  -  also nearby at Reapsmoor (BB.JB)

Middleton Lakes
Garganey (m), 5x Avocet, 2x LR Plover, Barn Owl, Wigeon (m), c5x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Blog round-up RT

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Garganey on JW (@rbstrng)

Revidge Ridge North Staffs Moors
Female Marsh Harrier showing this afternoon (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
21x Ringed Plover, 4x LR Plover, 21x Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher +3 chicks, 25x Shelduck +hybrid +5 +14 +7 +11 ducklings, 21x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 8x Common Tern, 3x Water Rail, 5x Little Egret, c174x Sand Martin nest holes, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Grey Wagtail (JWo)

Little Haywood
Red Kite over (AHo)

Blog round-up RT

Monday, 29 May 2017

Monday 29th May 2017

Codsall
2x Parakeet along Oaken Lane at 11:30 (@diannep98703123)

Chasewater
2x Turnstone this afternoon, Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GPs
Hobby over 3x Little Egret, Pochard, 24x Shelduck with broods of 5, 11, & 14.
10x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover 16x Common Tern. (JW, DSc)

Blog round-up RT

Sunday 28th May 2017

Branston GP
5x Sanderling (JWo)

Bilbrook
2x Ring-necked Parakeets over Downie Road (PCo)


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Saturday 27th May 2017

Chasewater
Grey Plover on north shore early morning (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey
Red Kite over east at 09:05 also Egyptian Goose still (@TheSnapper1978)

Leek
Red Kite over Beggars Lane at 07:20 (DPi)

RSPB Coombes Valley
Red Kite over over this morning (MBr)

Pye Green Hednesford
Red Kite over (AHa)

Branston GPs
1x Red Kite over 1x Hobby, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Raven, (DSc)

Friday 26th May 2017

Branston GP
Cuckoo, 3x Common Sandpiper, 15x Redshank, 5x LRP, 7x Ringed Plover, 6x Oystercatcher, 15x Great Crested Grebe, 25x Gadwall (JW)

Chasewater
3x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thursday 25th May 2017

Chasewater
2x Little Tern early evening, Marsh Harrier west over Norton Bog at 15:15 (@CWG_sightings)

Blog round-up RT

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Little Stint still on JW at 13:00

Blog round-up RT

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Little Stint, Sanderling  on JW (@RSPBMiddleton) - Garganey  on JW (@ArthurBlaydon)

Huntington
Red Kite over SE at 07:00 (@TheSnapper1978)

Blog round-up RT

Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017

Tittesworth Resv
2x Egyptian Geese (@stephengibson42)

Gailey Resv
Egyptian Goose (@TheSnapper1978)

Blog round-up RT

Sunday 21st May 2017

Endon SW
1x Redstart (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Great White Egret (flew out west  at 18:30hrs), 3x Sanderling (@BelvideBirder)

Bent Lane
1x YL Gull, 1x Raven, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (PJ)

Codsall
1x Red Kite over Watery Lane allotments heading W (PCo)

Branston GP
Little Egret, 12x Shelduck, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 3x Raven (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
15x Avocet, Dunlin, Redshank, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Common Tern (MSc)

Blog round-up not by RT


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Saturday 20th May 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey this morning

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
24x Black-tailed Godwit briefly at 12:50 (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater
Whimbrel, 2x Med Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Avocet from the Octagonal hide (AGo. SMa)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo (TEy)

Blog round-up RT

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday 19th May 2017

Middleton Lakes
10x Avocet plus 8x chicks, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, Hobby, 2x Cuckoo (@RSPBMiddleton  @atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x LR Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 8x Redshank, 16x Common Tern, 12x Shelduck + 11 ducklings, 8x Gadwall, 3x Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Blue-tailed Damselfly. (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
Redshank  (@richard_rafe)

Blog round-up RT

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Little Gull again JW north (@Piccalilli123)

Tucklesholme
2x Egyptian Geese (JWo)

Blog round-up RT

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still, 3x Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding) - Little Tern at 20:10 (BG)

Cannock
5x Waxwing rescued from a anti-bird net (@Brewoodringers)

Blog round-up RT

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still, 2x Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Sanderling & Turnstone on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
3x Sanderling (JWo)

Blog round-up RT

Monday, 15 May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER at west end from Hawkshutt hide also Sanderling, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Redshank (@BelvideBirding )  - 5x Whimbrel on island (HF. SE)

Blog round-up RT

Sunday 14th May 2017

Gailey Resv
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Cuckoo (@The Snapper1978)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Sanderling, 15x Dunlin over, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 33x Common Tern (RCB)

Cannock Chase
6x Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, Redstart, Woodcock, Crossbill (DSc)

Apedale
Cuckoo (JBe)

Blog round-up RT

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Saturday 13th May 2017

Cannock Chase
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 39x Crossbill (NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Sanderling on the causeway (HF. SE)

Baldwins Gate
Red Kite over south at 07:00 (RWh)

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit (@onionsargey)

Iverley Tip
Turtle Dove briefly at 15:00 (@SBridgeRantBoy)

Hanchurch
2x Spotted Flycatcher (@philjo61

Branston GPs
2x Shoveler, 12x Shelduck (11ducklings), 5x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 10x Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Yellow Wagtail. (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
4x Common Tern (TT)

Blog round-up RT

Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday 12th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint north shore, 6x Sanderling, 5x Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 37x Dunlin, 15x Ringed Plover, 3x Black Tern (@BelvideBirder)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone (@Piccalilli123) - 3x Turnstone, Garganey on JW, Dunlin, also Garganey on north pit (@atkinson_steve)

Branston Gravel Pits 
Red Kite (through East), Black Tern, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 13x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover 2x Oystercatcher, C36+ Lapwing (+3 chicks), 12x Common Tern, 11x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, 15x Shelduck (+11 Ducklings), Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Raven, c10x Red and Black Froghopper, 1x Thick-kneed Flower Beetle (JWo, DSc).

Blog up-date RT

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017

Westport Lake
Whimbrel briefly at 09:35 (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey still west end (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes
Turnstone, 6x LR Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, (@ArthurBlaydon)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Marsh Harrier over  Duckley Reach at 08:43, Whimbrel Blithe Bay (@scaupface)

Branston Gravel Pits 
Garganey (drake briefly before it flew north), Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 11x Redshank, 9x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 45x Lapwing, 23x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, 16x Common Tern. (JWo)

Checkley
Red Kite over at 18:30 (AGo)

Gailey
Hobby over (@TheSnapper1978)

Blog round-up RT

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey still (@chrisvaghela)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull, Turnstone, Greenshank, 5x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper on JW (@TameBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper briefly Blithe Bay (GJM)

Silverdale CP-The Void
Cuckoo, Gropper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (@brianbeecee)

Tamworth
Red Kite over late morning (KHi)

Dovedale (Staffs side)
Marsh Tit, 2x Grey Wagtail, 2x Dipper, (AHo)

Blog round-up RT

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake, Garganey, Grey Plover (Per DCa)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 6x LR Plover, Ringed Plover (MSc) - Little Gull still east scrape also Whimbrel on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Hanchurch Woods
Tree Pipit (CBa)

Blog round-up RT

Monday, 8 May 2017

Monday 8th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Grey Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, Dunlin (@paulsmith15363)

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill (PSw)

Westport Lake
2x Black Tern (SGM)

Silverdale CP
2x Whinchat (NDP)

Kingswood Bank
Cuckoo, 2x Redstart (NDP)

Branston Gravel Pits 
8x Redshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 3x Dunlin, 5x Oystercatcher, 52x Lapwing, 11x Common Tern, 8x Gadwall, 18x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, Wheatear, c100x Swift, Cetti's Warbler. (JWo)

Blog round-up RT

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Grey Plover still, 2x Black Tern (@NigelCarp2008. @BelvideBirder)

Chasewater
2x Garganey (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper still, Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe (@RobSwift5) - Female Whinchat ( GHa. @TheSnapper1978)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black Tern at Jubilee (@atkinson_steve  @DaveHobbySutton)  - Little Gull still MSc)

Huntington, Cannock
Ringtail Hen Harrier over Limepit Lane at 09:20 (@bluepeahead)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel 250m down from west side of the Mast, Whinchat, 8x Wheatear (RT)

Maer Woods
6x Crossbill, 4x Tree Pipit (NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Whinchat this morning (@scaupface) - 4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Common Tern, Little Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Gadwall, Goosander, 10x Shelduck (GHa)

Burston
2x Whinchat, 3x Shelduck, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warblers (DCo)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 4x Wheatear (DCo)

Branston GPs
Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, Barnacle & Egyptian Goose, 24x Shelduck & the hybrid Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 2x Teal, Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Blog round-up RT

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)  -  Alldayer species total 89
6x Avocet, 2x Grey Plover, 2x Black Tern, Whimbrel thru, Greenshank, Redshank, Whinchat, late Redwing, Imm Marsh Harrier thru SW at 15:15, Wheatear (@BelvideBirder)

Middleton Lakes  -  Alldayer species total 104
11x Grey Plover thru, 2x Turnstone, Sanderling, 3x Whimbrel, Little Gull, 18x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (@TameBirding  @ArchieRaven)

Whitemoor Haye
5x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye, several hundred Swifts (@BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
Red-throated Diver, 11x Arctic Tern, Sanderling, 3x Whimbrel, Greenshank all thru also Dunlin and leucistic Swift, 4x Hobbies and c1000 Swifts this afternoon (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey
Greenshank thru N at 09:47, c100s of Swifts (@TheSnapper1978)

Doxey Marsh
Bar-tailed Godwit Creswell Flash, Turnstone still, LR Plover, (@Richard_rafe)

Ipstones Edge
Whimbrel opposite Swineholes wood at 14:10 (@rpintean)

Penkridge SWT
2x Whinchat, Hobby, 2x Yellow Wagtail, c100 House Martin (@fisherandbirder)

Cuckoo Bank
Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat (@CWG_sightings)

Apedale/Silverdale CP
Cuckoo. Wheatear (PCa)

Marston on Dove
Yellowhammer, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Mandarin (VW)

Foxley
6x Yellow Wagtail (MBa)

Blog round-up RT

Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday 5th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red Kite west at 07:30, 3x Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Dunlin (@BelvideBirding)  -  Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit (per KAs)

Doxey Marsh
Turnstone at Creswell end, 5x LR Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Swift, 9x Sedge Warbler (@doctor64jr)  -  Wood Sandpiper steel hide, Greenshank, Turnstone still, 2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck, 33x Sedge Warbler, 8x Reed Warbler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 52x Swift, 8x Whitethroat (MBo)  -  also Little Egret, Peregrine (@Richard_rafe)

North Staffs Moors
6x Pied Flycatcher, 4x Redstart, 2x Dipper (@brianbeecee)  - also 3x Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit (JJo)

Tittesworth
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Redstart, 2x Common Tern, 3x LRP,4x Common Sandpiper, 1x Dunlin (SGib)

Branston GP
7x Common Tern, 2x Ringed Plover, 11x LRP, 15x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Shoveler, 24x LBBG, 12x Swift (JW, DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Little Gull, Eygptian Goose, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, 20x Swift, (MSc)

Burton Trent Washlands
Egyptian Goose, 2x Common Tern, 12x Swift, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Garden Warbler (DSc)

Blog round-up RT

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Thursday 4th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
GREAT REED WARBLER in Gazebo Bay (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still on Jubilee, 20x Swift (@Atkinson_steve)  -  Little Gull east scrape (@RSPBMiddleton) - Whimbrel on Jubilee (@MRPittaway)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel (f) 250m downhill from the mast, 17x Wheatear, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 35x Whitethroat, 9x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (NDP. RT)

Clay Mills
Bar-tailed Godwit on the flash by the Trent&Mersey canal viaduct (@rpintean)

Trent Washlands
2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Reed Warbler, 3x Cetti's Warbler (@grs_st)

Pool Hall
Whinchat, Wheatear, 3x Swift (@saltmarsh77)

Branston Gravel Pits 
2x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, 15x Common Tern, Greenshank, 13x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x LR Plover, 57x Lapwing, 23x Gadwall, 18x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 3x Garden Warbler, 2x Wheatear. (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, Shelduck, 2x Oystercatcher, 10x Swift, Cetti's Warbler (ABU)

Blog round-up RT



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern this morning

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, 3x Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Gropper (TRo, @richard_rafe)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still on Jubilee, 1s Common Gull (@TameBirding)  - Little Gull, Pintail, Hobby (@Marktp66)  -  Greenshank, Cuckoo, 12x Swift, Egyptian Goose (MSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over Tad Bay at 11:00 (BG) 
Arctic Tern, c30x Common Tern, 3x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 20x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, Wigeon, 6x Shoveler, 4x Teal, GBBG (2w), 6x Yellow Wagtail.(JWo) -
LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (JSh)

Berryhill
25x Wheatear still, Whinchat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 32x Whitethroat, 8x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (RT. NDP)

Shoal Hill Common
Cuckoo, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler (@TheSnapper1978)

Blythe Bridge
Hobby over this evening (ARa)

Chasewater
7x Common Tern, Hobby, Grey Wagtail (@CWG_sightings)

Blog round-up RT

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel on the plough in front of the North Wood from the West End Hide, also c15 Black Tern (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
1st winter Little Gull, Black Tern, Grey Plover, Pintail  (@RSPBMiddleton. @Piccalilli123)

Branston Gravel Pits 
2x Black Tern, 5x Common Tern, Curlew, 2x Greenshank, 14x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 6x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 28x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 24x Gadwall, 2x Teal, 3x Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3x Garden Warbler. (JWo)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 30x Wheatear (RT NDP)

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017

Gailey Resv
11x Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 8x Common Tern, Dunlin thru, LR Plover (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
21x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, 2x Turnstone, 3x Bar-tailed Godwit, 4x Grey Plover thru, 39x Common Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Resv
3x Black Tern, 2x Common Tern, (@stephengibson42)

Aqualate
2x Black Tern, Arctic Tern (@Ian_m_grant)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Whimbrel over, 4x Arctic Tern, 12x Common Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit (@AlrewasBirder)  -  Whinchat, 12x Swift, Wheatear (@ArchieRaven) Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Arboretum

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Arctic Tern, Whimbrel (@rpintean) 12x Grey Plover, Turnstone flew through this morning, also Greenshank, 10x Dunlin, 4x Common Tern (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
15x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, Grey Plover (JPa. MPa)

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel in paddock at top of Palletstacks, (RT)  also Whinchat, 27x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Swift (NDP. RT. IBu)  -  Still 2x Ring Ouzel (m&f) 250m downhill from the mast at 17:50 also Peregrine (IBu,RT)

Cuckoo Bank
Redstart, Whinchat (@GrantHames)

Chasewater
3x Black Tern, 6x Common Tern, Dunlin (@CWG_sightings)

Tucklesholme
1x Great White Egret, 2x Common Tern (@tucklesholme) 

Branston GP
16x Shelduck,16x Gadwall, 5x Shoveler, 2x Teal. 13x Grey Plover, Turnstone, Whimbrel, 18x Dunlin, 12x Redshank, 2x Greenshank, 8x LRP, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Snipe, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Black Tern, 15x Common Tern, 4x Water Rail, 2x Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 7x Wheatear, 3x Garden Warbler, Barnacle Goose (DSc)

Trentham
Red Kite over Pacific Road (JBr)

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunday 30th April 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
9x Black Tern this evening, adult Little Gull dropped in at 19:18hrs.  (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Res
3x Black Tern, 10x Common Tern (@stephengibson42)

Chasewater Res
Whimbrel this morning (@nessie_w) - Little Gull till 16:25hrs, 2x Black Tern, 6x Common Tern, 9x Arctic Tern(@CWG_sightings)  - 2x Little Tern and 2x Black Tern still 18:50, 9x Arctic Terns flew E

Gailey Res
Black Tern this morning, also 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common TernSwift  -  Otherton 2x Whinchat, 11x Wheatear(@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
60x Arctic Tern & Common Tern, 8x Black Tern, 2x Grey Plover, (GJM) also Little Tern & 11x Black Tern (@rpintean)  -  Avocet Ten Acre Bay (DBl)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel flew west at 8:30. Swift and Yellow Wagtail also 2x Common Tern through, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Goldeneye (@rpintean)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still, 38x Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (NDP, IBu, RT)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Bar-tailed GodwitSanderling Jubilee Wetlands, also 2x Arctic Tern, 4x Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 5x Black-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)

Silverdale CP
2x female Wheatear, 2x Grasshopper Warbler and Garden Warbler (TRo)

Audley
2x Yellow Wagtail SE over Cross Lane (JHu)

I54
9x Wheatear, (@i54foz, @154jamie)

Cuckoo Bank
2x Whinchat, Redstart, Hobby (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, 10x Sedge Warbler (@andm62)

Tucklesholme
9x Wheatear & a Gropper (@Ochruros)

Whitemoor Haye
Bar-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)  -  10x Wheatear (NBr)

Meretown
Great White Egret on River Meece (SO)

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Saturday 29th April 2017

Cannock Chase
Ring Ouzel at Haywood Park Warren (NDP) - Cuckoo, Tree Pipit (@Clive_Davies1)

Shoal Hill Common
10x Wheatear opposite car park (@TheSnapper 1978)

Silverdale CP
2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Gropper at the Void (@philjo61). Also Cuckoo, Whinchat, Common Sandpiper (SMid)

Gailey Resv
Swift, Egyptian Goose, 5x Common Sandpiper, 6x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler (TheSnapper1978)

I54
7x Wheatear, Whinchat, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Water Rail, Mandarin, Snipe, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Green Woodpecker (@154foz)


Coombes Valley RSPB
Tree Pipit over, plus Pied Flycatcher and Redstart on reserve (The Warden)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Tree Pipit (BC, TRow)

Blithfield Res (WMBC members)

Osprey high NE at 0915 (DOul)

Burton Trent Washlands
Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Chasewater
11x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)

Middleton Lakes
Arctic Tern, 5x Common Tern, 3x Garganey (JMath)

Cuckoo Bank
Black Redstart still, 2x Whinchat, 3x Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail (@CWG_sightings)

Berryhill
2x Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge & Reed Warbler, 6x Wheatear plus "usual suspects (?)" (@PLocker) - also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (@grantprice20)

Porthill, Newcastle-u-Lyme
At least 17x Waxwing on Bradwell Lane (@Tsuyoikochan)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Ringed Plover, 8x Little Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 8x Teal, 16x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 5x Shoveler, Water Rail, 6x Wheatear, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Reed Warbler, Yellowhammer (DSc) also 2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 12x Redshank, 19x Shelduck, 2x White Wagtail, 4x Sedge Warbler (JWo)

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday 28th April 2017

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel early morning, one at the Viewpoint which flew off east and one still present c250m downhill from the mast, Also 3x Whinchat, 4x Redstart, 23x Wheatear (RT. NDP.)  -  Red Kite between the mast and Palletstacks at 13:00 (@thevicar70) - additionally Whinchat at Fenpark paddocks (CJW)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whinchat, 12x Wheatear (@BelvideBirding)

Bignall Hill
2x Ring Ouzel, 3x Wheatear, 6x Fieldfare, 30x Skylark, Little Egret over (JohnMathers1)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Pintail, 2x Shoveler, Reed Warbler & Sedge Warbler (EFo)

Branston Gravel Pits
Hobby, 8x Wheatear, White Wagtail, Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 12x LRP, 13x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 18x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 10x Teal, 2x Shoveler (JWo)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday 27th April 2017

Westport Lake
Wood Warbler by third gate into reserve (NJS)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel between Palletstacks track and mast at 08:00 (RT) - still mid morning C250m downhill from the mast mound, also 5x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 8x Wheatear (RT. DW.)  - 3x Whinchat still and a Redstart in paddocks at top of the Palletstacks track this evening (IBu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey west end, imm Marsh Harrier thru north at 11:35, 2x Whinchat, Arctic Tern(@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
4x Whinchat still, Wheatear at JW (@atkinson_steve) - Arctic Tern, 3x Yellow Wagtail on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton)

Apedale CP
Cuckoo still near the mining wheel (SGM)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Middleton Lakes
4x Whinchat between North pit and Jubilee (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Radford Meadows
Whinchat, Sedge Warbler (@Clive_Davies1)

Berryhill
6x Whinchat (5 around viewpoint paddocks), 38x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat (RT. DW)  -  2x Redstart between Village and Tiddlers Pool (JJe)

High Street Silverdale
Red Kite over east at 12:45 (@SteveJTurner76)

Burslem
20x Waxwing by the pavilion at 13:00 (@stephengibson42)

Pattingham
19x Wheatear, Whinchat, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Channel Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Penkridge SW
4x Yellow Wagtail, 1x Hobby (@fisherandbirder)

Pool Hall Fisheries by Sewage Works
1x Whinchat, 3x Yellow Wagtails (@chrisvaghela)

i54
5x Wheatear,

Doxey Marshes
5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 1x Hobby, 5x Whinchat (@DoxeyBirder)

Shoal Hill
5x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide
2x Whinchat, 17x Wheatear, 14x Yellow Wagtail, 14x White Wagtail (@BelvideBirder)

Porthill, Newcastle-u-Lyme
11x Waxwing (DK)

Cannock Chase
2x Woodcock, 2x Cuckoo, 3x Stonechat, Tree Pipit, Common Lizard, Slow Worm (JW)

Black Bank
Cuckoo (SGM)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 29x Wheatear, 2x Redstart (RT. NDP.)

Chasewater
Black Tern with Common Terns, 5x Swift (@GrantHames)

Whitmore Bent Lane
24x Wheatear (NDP) - 3w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Trent Washlands
2x LR Plover, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler (@grs_st)

Middleton Lakes RSPB 
11x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 4x Whinchat, Whimbrel, 4x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Swift, Sand Martin, 2x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler (MSc)

Branston Gravel Pits
10x Wheatear, 3x Common Sandpiper, 14x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 10x Redshank, Oystercatcher, c50x Lapwing, 13x Shelduck and the Hybrid Shelduck/Ruddy Shelduck, 12x Gadwall, 98x Tufted Duck, 9x Teal, 3x Shoveler, 112x Coot, 7x GC Grebe, 20x Little Grebe, 124x Stock Dove, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 6x Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 100's of House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow (JWo)


Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

Berryhill
3x Whinchat, one near Tiddlers pool and 2 in Palletstacks paddocks, 22x Wheatear, Redstart, Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Yellow Wagtail (RT NDP DW) - 2x Common Sandpiper on Bottleslow pool  -  Late afternoon update 5x Whinchat, 37x Wheatear mainly concentrated around Palletstacks paddocks (HF. SE.)

Tittesworth
Lesser Whitethroat. Common Tern, 10x Oystercatcher (@stephengibson42)

Otherton
Whinchat, 2x Wheatear in turf fields (@fisherandbirder)

Cheadle
Whinchat and Wheatear at Trimpos west of JCB (@rpintean)

i54
11x Wheatear (@154jamie)

Branston Gravel Pits
9x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, c6x Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, 8x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover, 11x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 7x Redshank, 76x Lapwings, Oystercatcher, 9x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 7x Teal, 102x Tufted Duck, 5x Shoveler, 20x Little Grebe, 8x GC Grebe, 94x BHG, 3x LBBG, 89x Stock Dove, Yellowhammer, 30+ House Martin (JWo)

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel north shore, Hobby thru, Brambling in plantation, 2x Wheatear (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
12x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Berryhill
Male Whinchat between Viewpoint and Tiddlers Pool (IBu), Swift over, 14x Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat 13x Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 4x Sedge Warbler (RT. IBu.)

i54
LR Plover, 3x Whitethroat, Water Rail, 6x Yellowhammer, 2x Green Woodpecker (@154foz)

Black Bank / The Void
4x Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Wheatear, (philjo61)

Shoal Hill
Whinchat in paddocks NE of car pack from Mansty Lane, 5x Wheatear, 3x Reed Warbler at pool above the common, Garden Warbler (TheSnapper1978)

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit, c80 Redpoll, 2x Whitethroat (RWh)

Baldwins Gate

6x Brambling (RWh)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Redshank, Wheatear, 5x Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye, 8x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, (@BirderAlrewas)

North Staffs Moors (various sites)
6x Ring Ouzel, 52x Wheatear, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail & a flock of 21x Ravens (NDP)

Branston Gravel Pits
Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 4x LRP, 2x Redshank, 4x Shelduck & Large Red-Damselfly (JWo)

Kidsgrove
Grasshopper Warbler at Gloucester Road fields (ALo)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Shoal Hill Common
4x Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2x Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)  -  Fullmoor Lane Yellow Wagtail, 3x Wheatear, Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Whimbrel north shore to 09:20 only, 2x ad Med Gull briefly, 5x Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
45x Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin (@ArchieRaven)

Berryhill
15x Wheatear, Redstart, 12x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler (RT. NDP)

Cuckoo Bank
Whimbrel over (@MartynYapp)

Black Bank
Whitethroats, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker (@philjo61)  -  Whinchat & Redstart on fence between High Lane and Silverdale CP plateau (@jvphbirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 4x Goldeneye, 8x Goosander, Pochard, 9x Gadwall (@rpintean)

Iverley Sugar Loaf Farm
Whinchat, 6x Wheatear, Whitethroat (@StourBirder)

Gailey
Common Tern, Whitethroat, Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Cheadle
5x Wheatear at Trimpos west of JCB (@rpintean)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill, 15x Redpoll (TRo)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier this afternoon (PJo)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday 21st April 2017

Berryhill
1x Little Grebe, 1x Water Rail, 3x Wheatear, 1x Whitethroat, (@PhilLocker)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 8x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, 4x Wheatear, 9x White Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat (@NigelCarp2008)

Bignall Hill, Red Street.
8x Wheatear, male Stonechat, 3x Fieldfare, high numbers of Skylark (@JohnMathers1)

River Sow Meadows
2x Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, male Goosander & 2x Fallow Deer Stags (@RobSwift5)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley
Redstart. 4x Wheatear, 15x House Martin, 2x Sand Martin (@StourBirder)

Cuckoo Bank 
Redstart, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (@GrantHames)

Stafford 
Swift over Common Road (JJH)

Coombes Valley
3x Pied Flycatcher (c/o the warden)


Middleton Lakes
47x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Tern, 2x Dunlin (@atkinson_steve)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit present (HKi)

Branston
3x Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 20x Teal (JW)

Cannock Chase
1x rufous Cuckoo this morning (DNe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Pink-footed Goose, 4x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 4x Gadwell (@rpintean)

Chasewater
tristis Chiffchaff still present on the bog at Norton (@CWG_sightings)



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Green-winged Teal still present this morning, also 62x Black-tailed-Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 5x Goosander  (@RSPBMiddleton) also 3x Garganey, 2x Avocet, Little Egret, 2x Redshank, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Med Gulls, 1 Dunlin, Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 81 Black-tailed Godwits, Common and Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover (PMo)

Far Coley Farm, Coley (NE of Great/Little Haywood)
2 Raven over and a Lesser Whitethroat singing (PMo)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
3x Arctic Tern, 3x Black Tern briefly this morning (MPR GJM)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Arctic Tern present this morning (@BelvideBirding). Water Pipit this afternoon from Chappell Hide

Highgate Common
4x Tree Pipit,3x Swift & Cuckoo (@HughieKing)

Silverdale CP
2x Wheatear (DAd)

Branston
3x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 11x Redshank, 5x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 12x Teal, 10x Great C Grebe, Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (JW)

Alders, between Rocester and Hollington
A number of Yellowhammer present (DSto)

Coombes Valley RSPB
1x Pied Flycatcher (MBr)

Tucklesholme
2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Sand Martin, 2x Ringed Plover (@tucklesholme) also 6x Wheatear, Whinchat, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 12x Little Ringed Plover  (DOu)

Doxey Marshes
1x Common Tern, Caspian Gull, Lesser Whitethroat (NGr)

Gailey
1x Wigeon, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Chasewater
probable tristis Chiffchaff Norton Bog and fem Redstart Cuckoo Bank (@CWG_sightings)

Whittington
1x Whinchat, 1x Lesser Whitethroat, 1x Redstart, 6x Wheatear (@StourBirder)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley
1x Hobby (@StourBirder)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Black-tailed Godwit still on Jubilee Wetlands also Green-winged Teal again present, Grasshopper Warbler (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret on north shore this afternoon (@BelvideBirding) also 10x Common Sandpiper, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern (@GrantHames)

Berryhill
3x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Wheatear, Little Grebe (DWa)

Cannock Chase
5x Tree Pipit (DEm)

Burton Washlands
Sedge, Reed and Cetti's Warbler (@GeoffSt)

Silverdale CP
Cock Redstart near the Void tonight (PJ)

Gailey
Fem Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher (@TheMoorehen)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Community Noticeboard

North Staffs RSPB Indoor Meeting
19th April 2017 at 19.30

Micheal & Paula Webster - Living Wild with Birds in South America

Meetings held at the Medical Institute (Conference Centre), Hartshill
For further information please contact Geoff Sales (Group Leader) Tel: 01782 618152

Berryhill
7x Wheatear on fields below pallet stack this morning (DVi/PSa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Whimbrel this morning, also 5x Black-tailed Godwit & 2x Common Sandpiper (@RSPBMiddleton) also Greenshank, 3x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 4x Little Ringed Plover (@onionsargey)

Cuckoo Bank 
3x Wheatear & Grasshopper Warbler (@GrantHames)

Fullmoor near Penkridge
Red Kite and 5x Wheatear (1 Greenland male) (@fisherandbirder)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
3x Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Sandpiper, Redstart, 4x Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail (@paulsmith15363)

Trentham Gardens
2x Oystercatcher; 3x Tufted Duck; 2x Goldcrest; Grey Wagtail; Mandarin Duck; 10x House Martin. (MPa)

Branston Gravel Pits
Redstart, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x White Wagtail, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 16x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 9x LRP, 55x Lapwing, Water Rail, 19x Little Grebe, 12x Shelduck, c50x Tufted Duck, 27x Gadwall, 16x Teal, 6x Shoveler, 345x BHG, Raven, 3x Red Admiral, Nursery Web Spider (JWo)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, 10x Linnet, Whitethroat (SGM)

Cannock Chase
Tree Pipit and one Cuckoo near the Scout Huts this morning (CMa)

Whitmore Haye
4x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail (CMa)

Wolseley Bridge
Raven, Goosander (PMo)

Blithfield Reservoir (WMBC Members Only)
4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Common Tern, pair Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, Shelduck (PMo)

RSPB Coombes Valley
Redstart around Clough Meadow this evening (KFo/MBr)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday 17th April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover still on north shore, Swift at 10:25 (@BelvideBirding)

Tuckleshome
Temminck's Stint still (JJH. SJH. BM) - also Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 6x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover.

Berryhill
Jack Snipe still, 15x Wheatear, Redstart. No sign of the Ring Ouzel (RT. NDP)

Cuckoo Bank
Cuckoo this morning (@GrantHames)

Whitmore Bent Lane
16x Wheatear (NDP)

Hanchurch
2x Tree Pipit, Whitethroat (@philjo61)

Shoal Hill Common
6x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Whittington
18x Wheatear at Turbine cottage (@StourBirder)

Trentham Gardens
Pair Mandarin & Willow Warbler (CPe)

Weaver Hills
3x Wheatear, Redstart, 15x Swallow, Kingfisher, 6x Willow Warbler (TEy)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge, 6x Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3x Fieldfare (SRo)

Gailey
2x Yellow Wagtail, 12x House Martin, Sand Martins and large numbers of Swallows (JJH)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sunday 16th April 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whimbrel north at 08:08 (GJM)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel at West End, also 2x Redshank, 5x LRP, Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 9x Wheatear, , 6x Yellow Wagtail, 20x White Wagtail, Redstart (@NigelCarp2008, @RobSwift). Grey Plover on north shore from 715pm (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Curlew & 4x Black-tailed Godwit on Jubilee (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Gailey Res
Little Egret, 3x White Wagtail, Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Shoal Hill Common 
7x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, 8x Wheatear & 7x White Wagtail (@BirderAlrewas, @Jules)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still this morning (NDP) also 2x Redstart, 3x Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 8x Wheatear (RT NDP) also 2x Wheatear off the Fenpark track (IBu)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit (@broadwayeight)

Whitmore Bent Lane
12x Wheatear (NDP)

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint on main pit also Wheatear and Whitethroat (@MartynYapp)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley 
Osprey over WNW at 430pm (@StourBirder)

Manifold Way
5x Redstart singing (@APCbirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Wigeon (@rpintean)

Jack Hayes nr Light Oaks
Fem Ring Ouzel at 1140am (GBr)



Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday 15th April 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern & Whimbrel thru Blithe Bay (GJM)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel at lower end of the Palletstacks track towards the cemetary (NDP) - also 5x male Redstart between the Viewpoint paddocks and top end of Palletstacks track (RT NDP), and 7x Wheatear

Red Street (Bignall Hill)
Male Ring Ouzel still, 3x Wheatear (@grantprice20)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Dunlin on Jubilee (@Piccalilli123) - Osprey over north at 12:10 (KSu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x adult sum plum Med Gull flew thru at 10:10, 6x Wheatear still (@BelvideBirding) - 2x Med Gull again 11:15 - 12:00 then flew east (MPi)

Tuckleshome
Whitethroat, 2x House Martin, 8x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Egyptian Geese (JP. MP)

Knypersley
1x Common Sandpiper and 1x House Martin (GBr)

Branston
1x Reed Warbler, 1x Common Sandpiper, 2x Gadwall 20x Little.Grebe, 14x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 6x Teal, 14x Shelduck, Peregrine, 8x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, GBBG, 2x House Martin, 40x Linnet, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Gentleshaw Common
8x Wheatear & 3x House Martin (PBa)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, 2x Raven, 5x Blackcap (PSw)

Coombes Valley
Pied Flycatcher, Redstart (@JohnMathers1)

Whitfield Valley
Grasshopper Warbler (NHo)

Friday, 14 April 2017

Friday 14th April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Redstart, 9x Wheatear, 24x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 1x Reed Warbler, 4x Sedge Warbler, 12x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper on Jubilee (@onionsargey)

Alvecote
Great White Egret still on Pretty Pigs pool (@ArchieRaven)

Doxey Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Oystercatcher (NGr)

Whittington
6x Corn Bunting, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Wheatear, Fieldfare (@StourBirder)

Bignal Hill
Male Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, 50x Skylark (@JohnMathers)

Berryhill
2x Redstart still in paddocks around the viewpoint, 3x Wheatear on palletstack mound 17:30hrs (@andm62)

Chasewater
2x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, White Wagtail, c250x Sand Martin (@scaupface)

Blithfield (WMBC Members Only)
Osprey at 11:45hrs, Whimbrel north at 15:50hrs, 6x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, c300x Sand Martin (@scaupface) also 4x Oystercatcher, White Wagtail, 2x Swallow (RBe)

Pattingham
7+ Wheatear, 1x White Wagtail, 1x Yellow Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Iverley
Osprey drifted N/NE and then over Stourbridge at 16:20 (@StourBirder)

Branston
2x Raven, 2x Mandarin, 6x Shoveler, 3x Curlew, 8x Redshank (DSc) 

Loggerheads
20x Waxwing this afternoon by Loggerheads pub (RWh)

Hanchurch Hills
Tree Pipit (RWh)

 



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday 13th April 2017

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
4x Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover. 2x Shelduck. Oystercatcher this morning (@merops_apiaster)

Himley Hall Pool
Whooper Swan still present this morning (IEv)

Consall Wood/Churnet Valley
4x Redstart, 2x Willow Tit, pair Mandarin, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 8x Goldcrest, 2x Redpoll (DSc)

Audley Meadows
Redstart, 5x Yellowhammer, c92 Linnet, 2x Raven, Blackcap (@PeterDobson20)

Whittington
12x Wheatear above turbine cottage this am & Corn Bunting (@broadwayeight) also Redstart & 4x Sand Martin & Peregrine at Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley (@StourBirder)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper & 2x Green Woodpecker (SGM)

Gailey Res
2x White Wagtail also Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Raven (@TheMoorehen)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Common Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Wagtail & White Wagtail (@RSPBMiddleton)

Berryhill
Redstart again by the pool at the viewpoint (IBu).

Whitmore
Bent Lane Flood Caspian Gull also White Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Branston Gravel Pits
Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 10x LRP, 13x Redshank, c40x Lapwing, Water Rail, 14x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 17x Little Grebe, 4x GC Grebe, 333x BHG, Common Gull, 2x House Martin, Raven (JWo)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Redstart also 10x Wheatear, 15x White Wagtail, 3x Yellow Wagtail (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater Res
Dunlin and White Wagtail this afternoon (@CWG_sightings)


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Chasewater
Black-necked Grebe and White Wagtail off sailing club (CWG_sightings)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 5x Black-tailed Godwit on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton)

Bishop's Offley
Osprey over at 13.00 heading north-west (via GSa)

Whittington 
12x Wheatear this evening (DCo)

Tucklesholme
6x LRP, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 10x Swallow, c30x Sand Martin (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Shelduck, 4x Blackcap, 3x Willow Warbler (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits
Cetti's Warbler, c5x Willow Warbler, 3x Blackcap, 5x Shelduck, LRP, Redshank (JWo) also 16x Little Grebe, 10x Gadwall, 6x Shoveler, Snipe, 14x Shelduck, 8x LRP, 14x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 13x Curlew, Water Rail, c500 BH Gull (DSc)

Shoal Hill Common
2x male Wheatear in ploughed field opp car park this evening (@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Ringed Plover along the causeway mid morning (@merops_apiaster)

Gailey Res
Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 4x Raven, c7 House Martin (@TheMoorehen)

Consall
Male Redstart, pair Mandarin Duck & Tawny Owl (DSc)