Thursday, 14 December 2017

Thursday 14th December 2017

Radford Meadows
161x Teal, 72x Wigeon, Little Egret, 8x Snipe (@Clive_Davies1)

Alvecote
Gannet on Pretty Pigs lake (per @TameBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Barnacle Goose North Pit, Woodcock Dosthill NR, Great White Egret, 6x Goldeneye, 24x Shelduck (@atkinson_steve)

Silverdale CP
2x Caspian Gull on The Void (@philjo61, @DKelsall3)

Brackley Pastures
Little Egret, 10x Yellowhammer, 5x Redpoll, 6x Snipe (JWo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Kidsgrove
Little Egret flew NE over Tesco at 14:45 (SSe)

Chasewater
Ad Glaucous Gull, 2x ad Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Barton under Needwood
Blackcap along Captains Lane (JWo)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Keele 
Still at least 2x Hawfinch this morning (@keelebirder)

Audley Meadows

25x Golden Plover (@PeterDobson20)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Sub adult Caspian Gull at deep end (MPR, GJM)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 4w YL Gull

Doxey Marsh
2x Egyptian Geese, 25x Golden Plover, 4x Stonechat, Barn Owl (@DoxeyBirder)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 18c Curlew, 30x Golden Plover, 5x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 27x Snipe, Dunlin, YL Gull, Goldeneye, 150x Teal, 33x Gadwall, 32x Wigeon, 23x Shoveler, 27x Little Egret, Little Egret, c20,000 Starling (JWo)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Whittington Farm
c1000 Linnet, c300 Chaffinch, 2x Brambling, Redpoll, Stonechat, Peregrine, Little Owl (JLi)

Berryhill
2x Jack Snipe, 6x Golden Plover, 14x Snipe, 3x Stonechat (RT)

Blythe Bridge
2x Blackcap still in Mahonia bush Stallington Lane (AR)

Monday, 11 December 2017

Monday 11th December 2017

Rudyard Resv
Goldeneye, 8x Goosander at dam end, 61x Wigeon, 89x Teal, 2x Willow Tit at north end (SSe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x ad Bewick's Swan and 2x ad Whooper Swan briefly in Blithe Bay this morning (GJM)

Tittesworth Water
Brambling, 3x Stonechat (@stephengibson42)

Codsall
A Bittern seen from the east bound train at 15:27 flying NW approx. 400m east of Codsall station (@ChrisCameron57)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull 

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 51x Snipe, 18x Curlew, 10x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 2x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, 56x Gadwall, 150x Teal, 32x Wigeon, YL Gull, 3x Little Egret, Barn Owl, 20,000x Starling (JWo)

Blythe Bridge
2x Blackcap in Mahonia bush Stallington Lane (ARa)

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday 10th December 2017

Great Haywood
Probable American Robin reported at mid day in Little Tixall Lane in garden by Mill Lane mini roundabout SJ998228

Hales Hall Pool Cheadle
11x Goosander (@rpintean)

Leek
A Twite reported in the Mount area of Leek (HSm)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull,  2x ad Caspian Gull, ad Kittiwake, and 4x YL Gull in the roost. 2w Iceland Gull flew off SW at 15:15

Hopton
Brambling (TOh)

Newcastle
Red Kite over Bunny Hill, Clayton (Scott)

Churnet Valley
Great White Egret seen opposite sewage farm at Cheddleton at 11:00 (OHa) and later flew from Cheddleton station towards Consall at 14:43 also 2x Mandarin, Dipper. 140x Pied Wagtail at Cheddleton Sewage farm (DSc)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin, 76x Wigeon, 67x Pochard, Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Keele
Hawfinch still this morning (@tonyjac_tony)

i54
Green Sandpiper, 12x Snipe, Goosander. 2x Stonechat (@i54foz)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Fem Pintail, 14x Golden Plover, 12x Snipe, 76x Teal (@rpintean)

Brancote Water Works Stafford

2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Chiffchaff, 10x Goldcrest (@RobSwift5)

Gailey Resv
Ad Med Gull thru west at 13:25, 70x Golden Plover, 11x Redpoll (@TheSnapper1978)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 18x Curlew, 7x Ruff, 3x Dunlin, Redshank, Goldeneye, Little Egret (DSc)

Silverdale CP
Ad Caspian Gull at The Void, (@philjo61)

By Phil Jones

Amington
Hawfinch in garden 12:30 to 13:00 (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
2x ad Caspian Gull and 2w YL Gull in the roost

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret together in flight at 16:30 (ISh)

Blythe Bridge
Blackcap in Mahonia bush Stallington Lane (ARa)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

Keele
Woodcock flying near to the Observatory (@KeeleNat Hist) - also 4x Hawfinch still this afternoon (@keelebirder)

Silverdale CP
Ad Caspian Gull, YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull this afternoon (@DKelsall3)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3w Caspian Gull, 49x Pink-footed Geese (MPR,GJM)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, 2w YL Gull in the roost

Dimmingsdale
2x Woodcock (TEy)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 43x Golden Plover, 8x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 4x Dunlin, 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 15x Snipe, 64x Gadwall, 42x Wigeon, 28x Little Grebe, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Little Egret, YL Gull, c20,000x Starling (JWo, DSc)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017

Radford Meadows
3x Little Egret, 138x Wigeon, 8x Shoveler (@Clive_Davies1)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 8x Shelduck, 4x Goldeneye, Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (@atkinson_steve)

Chasewater
2x ad Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs - Are working gravel pits, visitors must keep to footpaths and not go over border fences into any workings or pits.

Probable pair of American Wigeon - underwing not yet clinched, Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, 18x Curlew, 6x Redshank, 15x Snipe, 60x Gadwall, 60x Wigeon, 150x Teal, 32x Little Grebe, Barn Owl,  c20,000 Starling, 3x Little Egret, (JWo, DSc)

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Radford Meadows
Dunlin, Little Egret, 70x Wigeon, 51x Teal (@Clive_Davies1)

Rudyard Resv
6x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit (SSe)

River Sow Meadows
Little Egret, 250x Wigeon, Stonechat (MPa)

Keele
4x Hawfinch still at bottom of Clockhouse Drive also 6x Golden Plover nearby (RPa)

Whitemoor Haye
Redshank, 3x Gadwall,59x Wigeon, 2x Stonechat, 30x Skylark, Little Owl calling north of Alrewas (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, Little Egret, 3x Pintail, 4x Goosander, YL Gull, 30x Golden Plover, 3x Stonechat, 2x Cetti'sWarbler (@richard_rafe)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Radford Meadows
Pink-footed Goose, Little Egret, 109x Wigeon, 45x Teal (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitemoor Haye
5x Goldeneye, 68x Wigeon, 54x Pochard, (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 2x Water Pipit, 2x Little Egret, 4x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (@richard_rafe)

Manifold-Warslow
Mobile group of Hawfinch still (@domhall)

Branston GPs
2x Dunlin, 6x Redshank, 8x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Goldeneye, 57x Wigeon, 122x Teal, 73x Gadwall, Little Egret, 23x Shoveler, 34x Little Grebe, 10x Redpoll, Peregrine, c20,000 Starling (JWo)

Croxall GPs
3x Little Egret, 120x Teal, 31x Shoveler, 4x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Monday, 4 December 2017

Monday 4th December 2017

                                                                 Notice Board
                      There will be a Stafford branch WMBC meeting on Tuesday 5th December
                       at Perkins Engines Social Club, Tixall Road, Stafford, ST16 3UB.
                       Speaker will be Neil Glenn commencing at 19:45 - Birding the Arctic Circle.


Upper Longdon
4x Hawfinch still but mobile (@ArthurBlaydon)

Keele
Still several Hawfinch near the Clockhouse (MPa)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull and 2w YL Gull in the roost
                         
                           

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Berryhill
Jack Snipe still (@nutcracker1965)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Hawfinch in reservoir plantation briefly then flew west

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret and Water Pipit still, 2x Stonechat (@julianallen2009)

Upper Longdon
3x Crossbill Sp in flight (@TameBirdig)

Hanchurch
16x Crossbill (NDP, @philjo61)

Brookleys Lake
208x Mandarin Duck - new county record count (@rpintean)

Uttoxeter Quarry
258x Golden Plover, 31x Snipe, 57x Teal, 7x Goosander (@rpintean)

Keele
5x Hawfinch still at bottom of Clockhouse Drive also 60x Golden Plover nearby (TRo)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull and ad YL Gull in the roost

Radford Meadows
3x Little Egret, 71x Wigeon, 35x Teal (@Clive_Davies1)

Branston GPs
18x Curlew, 6x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 12x Snipe, Golden Plover, 50x Gadwall, 60x Wigeon, 150x Teal, 24x Shoveler, YL Gull, 20x GBB Gull, 12x Redpoll (DSc)

Stone
2x Little Egret by Scotch Brook just north of the Mill Restaurant  (AAp)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Keele
3x Hawfinch still at bottom of Clockhouse also 130x Golden Plover nearby still (@nutcracker1965, TRe)

Whitemoor Haye
137x Wigeon, 37x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 25x Tree Sparrow, 2x Stonechat (@BirderAlrewas)

Cannock Tip
Juv Glaucous Gull (@CWG_sightings

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, ad Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 17x Curlew, 6x Dunlin, 4x Ruff, c100 Golden Plover, 3x Redshank, 52x Gadwall, 55x Wigeon, 25x Shoveler, 20x GBB Gull , c15,000 Starling roosted, (DSc)

Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret flew NW along river at 08:15 (@RobSwift5)

Whitmore Bent Lane
250x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 12:25 (@DKelsall3)

Hawfinch
6x Hawfinch still also c140x Golden Plover (@kevinburrows10, @keelebirder)

Stoke on Trent (Bentilee)
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 15:05 also 4x Goosander over west at 13:20 (@nutcracker1965)

Hanchurch Woods
250x Pink-footed Geese over NW, 22x Crossbill, 3x Brambling (HF,SE)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 5x Redshank, 18x Curlew, 4x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 79x Gadwall, 150x Teal, 77x Wigeon, 22x Shoveler, 4x Mandarin, 36x Little Grebe, c15,000 Starling (JWo)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

Batewsood CP
Green Sandpiper along SW shore (@jvphbirding)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still from Octagonal hide, 2x Little Egret, 3x Stonechat (Da) - also Great White Egret still, 4x Goosander, Little Egret, (@richard_rafe)

Keele
5x Hawfinch still at bottom of Clockhouse Drive (@DKelsall3)

Chasewater
4x Caspian Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 17x Curlew, 6x Ruff, 2x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 12x Snipe, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 3x Mandarin, 61x Gadwall, 51x Wigeon, (DSc)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Rudyard Lake
38x Wigeon, 75x Teal, 5x Goosander, 15x Siskin, 3x Kingfisher (SSe)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 3x Cetti's Warbler (@richard_rafe)

Wolseley Centre
Great White Egret to 11:30 only (@derek_lees)

Keele
3x Hawfinch still by Clockhouse Drive, also 13x Golden Plover (@chrisvaghela)

Silverdale CP
Ad Caspian Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, 2x Goosander (@DKelsall3)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull west of the Island, also in the roost 3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull.

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Pink-footed Geese (@chrisvaghela)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 8x Redshank, 18x Curlew, 6x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 59x Gadwall, 86x Teal, 79x Wigeon, 35x Little Grebe, c10,000 Starling (JWo)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 69x Wigeon, 35x Teal, 2x Stonechat (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Pink-footed Geese still, 16x Skylark, 9x Tree Sparrow (@tighthead22)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still  at 12:00 in ditches  near the original metal hide, 38x Teal, 16x Shoveler,  (@grantprice20) - also Little Egret, Water Pipit, 3x Stonechat (@DoxeyBirder)

Hanchurch
8x Crossbill (@GeoffSales1)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x fem/imm Common Scoter and Common Sandpiper at the deep end this morning (MPR)

Keele
5x Hawfinch at bottom of Clockhouse Drive and a further 2 towards Keele Hall (PSw) - also 3x Hawfinch adjacent Lymes Road @(DKelsall3)

Wolseley Centre
Great White Egret, 2x Goosander, (@derek_lees)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 2x Mandarin Duck, 18x Curlew, 8x Ruff, 6x Redshank, 8x Golden Plover, 6x Dunlin, 12x Snipe (DSc)

Monday, 27 November 2017

Monday 27th November 2017

Keele
5x Hawfinch still behind the Clockhouse (JJo)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost

Cannock Chase
100+ Siskin, 3x Green Woodpecker, Sherbrook Valley (@DavidBate17)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 6x Redshank, 20x Golden Plover, 5x Dunlin, 17x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 73x Wigeon, 62x Gadwall, 200x Teal, 2x Goldeneye, 21x Shoveler, 36x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, YL Gull, 20x GBB Gull, c10,000 Starling, (JWo)

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sunday 26th November 2017

Whitemoor Haye
5x Goldeneye, 62x Wigeon, 30x Skylark, 15x Tree Sparrow, 2x Stonechat (@BirderAlrewas)

Gailey Resv
Water Rail, 30x Siskin (@TheSnapper1978)

Keele
3x Hawfinch still at Clockhouse (@andm62) - 6x present at 11:30 (NDP)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, 58x Wigeon (@Clive_Davies1)

Chasewater

Ad Caspian Gull and ad Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 5x Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 70x Wigeon, 74x Gadwall, 2x Goldeneye, 23x Shoveler, 2x Stonechat, c14,000 Starling in the roost (DSc)

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Saturday 25th November 2017

Keele University
6x Hawfinch rear of the Clock house (@Bevroberts47) - 7+ still this afternoon (@keelebirder)

Dimmingsdale
Brambling (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Gailey Resv
Egyptian Goose, c30 Siskin from the hide (@TheMoorehen)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover briefly Blithe Bay (GJM)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret flew over back of the pool, 63x Wigeon, Goldeneye, (@BirderAlrewas)

Aqualate
2x Whooper Swan this afternoon (@Ian_m_grant)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Pink-footed Geese, Peregrine (@philjo61)

Radford Meadows
5x Little Egret, 123x Teal, 74x Wigeon, Little Owl,  (@RobSwift5)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, YL Gull, Med Gull in the roost

Caverswall
Barn Owl again at Cookshill this evening (BB, JB)

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 16x Curlew, 3x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 61x Wigeon, 53x Gadwall, c15,000 Starling went to roost (DSc)





Friday, 24 November 2017

Friday 24th November 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Possible Pale Bellied Brent Goose at the deep end (GJM)

Ford Green NR
5x Goosander (JJo)

Radford Meadows
74x Wigeon, 17x Teal, 3x Shoveler, (@Clive_Davies1)

Chasewater
Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 3x Med Gull in the roost

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Middleton Lakes
13x Goldeneye on JW also Great White Egret (@atkinson_steve)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Water Pipit, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 23x Skylark, 16x Tree Sparrow (@DKelsall3)

Keele
Still several Hawfinch at bottom of Clockhouse Drive (MJW)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull

Branston GPs

Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 7x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 6x Golden Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Pintail, 56x Gadwall, 147x Teal, 70x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 2x Mandarin, 29x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 6x GBB Gull, Stonechat, (JWo)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Trentham Gardens
Hawfinch briefly in NW corner, and one in Yew by main bridge also Goldeneye (@tighthead22)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret (@richard_rafe

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Keele
6x Hawfinch at the bottom of Clockhouse Drive this morning (@percywiseman) - one Hawfinch still at the Uni at 14:15 (@stephengibson42)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still from the Octagonal hide, 28x Shoveler, Goosander, 4x Stonechat (@grantprice20)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Redshank, 300x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Goosander (EF)

Trentham Gardens
Hawfinch in Yew tree NW corner of the lake, 2x Goldeneye, 6x Mandarin (RT)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still, 2x Stonechat (MSc)

Monday, 20 November 2017

Monday 20th November 2017

Rudyard Lake
6x Goosander, 61x Teal, 14x Wigeon,  3x Willow Tit, 12x Cormorant (SSe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1st winter Kittiwake in the roost

Marley Pits
10x Goosander (JWo)

Chasewater
Caspian Gull and 5x YL Gull in the roost

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Kittiwake west over deep end, (MPR, GJM)) - First record for nearly 3 years

Uttoxeter Quarry
41x Golden Plover, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 13x Snipe, 47x Teal, Water Rail (@rpintean)

Aqualate Mere
1st winter drake Scaup, juv Marsh Harrier (@Ian_m_grant)

Tutbury
Ring-necked Parakeet over Ferrers Avenue (DKa)

Brookleys Lake
82x Mandarin Duck, Water Rail (@rpintean)

Keele
6x Hawfinch (@keelebirder)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Jack Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 8x Goosander, Little Egret (@andm62)

Rudyard Lake
Female Merlin chasing Finches along farm track at north end (SSe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, Brambling, 6x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, 3x Redshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 17x Curlew (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan to 09:00 only)

Whitemoor Haye
5x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 56x Wigeon, 15x Pochard,  (BirderAlrewas)

National Arboretum - Croxall GPs
7x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, 20x Goldcrest (@BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 10x Goosander, 4x Stonechat, 4x Gadwall (TOh)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Saturday 18th November 2017

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin thru this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan still

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still (@RobSwift5)

Ashwood Nurseries
Hawfinch over SW at 11:10 (@MidlandsBirder)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Ruff, 16x Curlew (@TameBirding) - also 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 2x Goldeneye, 67x Wigeon, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret (DSc)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost

Radford Meadows
89x Wigeon, 40x Teal, Little Egret (@Clive_Davies1)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Goosander, 9x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, Barnacle Goose, Little Egret (DP

Rudyard Lake
2x Willow Tit at north end (GSa)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still from Walton Canal bridge early morning (@RobSwift5)

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret still

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan still at west end

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull in the roost

Berryhill
2x Short-eared Owl at 16:30 (AJo)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan still at west end

Blackbank
5x Hawfinch east at 08:30 (NDP)

Whitwick - Poole Hall
6x Hawfinch commuting to a copse on the Staffs side (@BirderGaz)

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x ad YL Gull, 3x Pink-footed Geese, 16x Tree Sparrow (@DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Dunlin, Egyptian Geese, 4x Goldeneye, Goosander, 15x Cormorant, Cetti's Warbler, (@atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 60x Golden Plover, 8x Ruff, 6x Redshank, 4x Dunlin, 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 262x Teal, 76x Wigeon, 47x Gadwall, 14x Shoveler, 6x Pochard, 4x Shelduck, 34x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, Brambling, (JWo)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Blackbank
Hawfinch over at 07:40 (NDP)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x Redshank (@DKelsall3)

Trentham Gardens
Hawfinch flew to Cedars at NW corner of the lake (@domhall)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret North shore at 13:35 (@broadwayeight) - also 2x Whooper Swan late afternoon

Silverdale CP
Caspian Gull on the Void also Ad and 3w YL Gull (@DKelsall3)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Pink-footed Geese still (@tonyjac_tony)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still from Octagonal hide, 4x Stonechat, (@DoxeyBirder, @tonyjac-tony)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still from Walton Bridge (DP)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Monday 13th November 2017

Stoke
4x Ring-necked Parakeet still off Diarmid Road Hanford (CBa)

Upper Longdon
3x Hawfinch in Beech trees on main track to fishing pool late morning

Whitmore Bent Lane
4x Pink-footed Geese at 13:00 (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 14x Shoveler, 7x Gadwall, (@grantprice20) - also 3x Water Pipit still from the Octagonal hide, 11x Water Rail, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Stonechat, (MBo, PDy)

Silverdale CP
Ad YL Gull (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 5x Dunlin, 4x Redshank, 16x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Pintail, Goldeneye, 86x Wigeon, 48x Gadwall, 277x Teal, 15x Shoveler, 35x LittleGrebe, Little Egret, Peregrine, c4000 Starling, 2x Stonechat,  (JWo)

Chasewater
1cy Caspian Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, GBB Gull, 12x Goldeneye, (@Rewilding85)

Hixon Airfield
c250x Golden Plover (RCB)

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Sunday 12th November 2017

Tittesworth Water
2x drake Pintail, 55x Teal, 48x Wigeon, 21x Cormorant (@stephengibson42)

Hales Hall Pool
17x Goosander (@rpintean)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whooper Swan dropped in at 08:40

Blackbank
Merlin south at 09:15 (NDP)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Whooper Swan at mid day, 2x Pink-footed Geese still (@philjo61)

Whooper Swan By Phil Jones

Lichfield
Great White Egret over SW early afternoon (@BirderAlrewas)

Upper Longdon

2x Hawfinch still but elusive (@julianallen2009)

River Sow Meadows Stafford
Great White Egret still, Little Egret, 166x Wigeon, (@RobSwift5)

Radford Meadows Stafford
Little Egret, 150x Teal, 100x Wigeon (@RobSwift5)

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 15x Snipe, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x YL Gull, 60x GBB Gull, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 71x Wigeon, 59x Gadwall, (DSc)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull and a Med Gull in the roost

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret this morning, c200 Golden Plover (@atkinson_steve)

Tucklesholme
2x Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (JJH)

Whitemoor Haye
9x Little Egret, Goldeneye. (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret and 2x Water Pipits still, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 10x Gadwall,  (@philjo61, @PhilLocker )

Water Pipit by Phil Jones

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x Pink-footed Geese (@nutcracker1965)

Bateswood NR
4x Jack Snipe, 32x Snipe (PJo)

Gailey Resv
50x Golden Plover, 30x Siskin, 3x Redpoll (@TheSnapper1978)

Chasewater
2x ad Caspian Gull and 3x ad YL Gull in the roost

Dimmingsdale
Woodcock and a Brambling (TEy)

Upper Longdon
3x Hawfinch, also c6x Tawny Owl (JWo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 16x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 9x Egyptian Geese, 110x Wigeon, 26x Gadwall, 3x Goldeneye, imm Peregrine, 15x Redpoll (DSc)

Friday, 10 November 2017

Friday 10th November 2017

Chasewater
2x adult Caspian Gull, 2x 1w YL Gull  in roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, 6x Redshank, 5x Dunlin, 8x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 107x Wigeon, 46x Gadwall, 400x Teal, 25x Shoveler, 31x Little Grebe, Little Egret (JWo)

Long-tailed Duck by Jon Woodcock

Pintail by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Tittesworth Water
c40 Whooper Swan over SE at 09:00 (JOa)

Wychnor Park
4x Hawfinch over SW at 10:45 (@Tonydotlufc)

Upper Longdon
6x Hawfinch flew round but only one settled (RBe)

By Richard Berry

Ingestrie
100x Golden Plover over this afternoon (RCB)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
30x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, 2x Goosander, 2x Shelduck (RBe)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull and 3x YL Gull in the roost

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still near the Octagonal Hide

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Doxey Marsh
5x Water Pipit near the Octagonal Hide, Great White Egret, Barn Owl (@DoxeyBirder

By Ian Sheridan

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x ad YL Gull at 14:00 before flying off also Pink-footed Goose (DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Jack Snipe, 300x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin on JW, 2x Hawfinch flew over NE

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still from Walton Bridge, c100 Wigeon (MPa)

Tucklesholme
2x Stonechat, Goosander, 40x Linnet, 2x Kingfisher (JWo)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

                                                            Notice Board
                      There will be a WMBC Stafford Branch meeting at Perkins Social Club,
                  Tixall Road, Stafford tonight at 19:30. Speaker Keith Offord on Sky Dancers.
                         
Tittesworth Water
4x Pintail, 4x Gadwall, 38x Wigeon (@stephengibson42)
               

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday 6th November 2017

Blackbank
5x Hawfinch over (NDP)

Harehills
5x Hawfinch over west at 10:05 (GJM)

Cuckoo Bank
2x Hawfinch over, Peregrine, 9x Yellowhammer (GrantHames)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 2x Little Egret, 4x Goosander (@richard_rafe)

Hanchurch Woods
22x Crossbill (HF,SE)

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at 16:30 (RT)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
315x Golden Plover Tad Bay (GJM)

Cannock Chase
10x Crossbill  Abraham's Valley (@DavidBate17)

Chasewater
In roost, 2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 7x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 2x Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 95x Wigeon, 350x Teal, 21x Shoveler, 22x Gadwall, 35x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, 5x GBB Gull, (JWo)

Curlews by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret roosted in Willows on JW

Sunday 5th November 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Whooper Swan flew thru south at 09:50

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still from Octagonal hide also Woodcock flushed (@nutcracker1965)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still (@RobSwift5)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Caspian Gull  still Tad Bay, 84x Golden Plover (@rpintean)

Upper Longdon
Hawfinch still (@julianallen2009)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier at 16:00 (RWh)

Bottomhouse
Female Hen Harrier by A523 at 13:00 (KWh)

Chasewater
6x Hawfinch overhead, 1st winter Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 7x Ruff, 16x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper. Redshank, Dunlin, 40x Gadwall, 2x Goldeneye (DSc)


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier at 09:30 (@RobSwift5)

Gailey Resv
8x Hawfinch flew NW at 10:45, 10x Golden Plover, 2x Goosander, 13x Redpoll. Yellowhammer (@TheSnapper1978)

Cannock Chase
Flock of 27x Raven over Oldacre Valley (@CliveDavies1)

Berryhill
Jack Snipe still (@nutcracker1965)

Uttoxeter Quarry
115x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 17x Wigeon (@rpintean) - also Redshank, 40x Teal, Goosander (ABa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
Merlin flew south at 13:15, 3x Dunlin, 5x Shelduck

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Caspian Gull Tad Bay also Common Sandpiper still (GJM)

Radford Meadows
126x Wigeon, 30x Teal, 6x Shoveler, Little Egret (Clive_Davies1)

Aqualate
Drake Scaup at 11:30 (PJo)

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 2x Oystercatcher, 17x Curlew (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
9x Goosander, Brambling, 4x Pochard (IB, LH)

Middleton Lakes
Hawfinch, Great White Egret, 40x Golden Plover, 3x Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler (MSc)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Friday 3rd November 2017

Blackbank
2x Hawfinch at 07:30 and 07:45 (NDP)

Codsall
Hawfinch  north over Moatbrook Avenue at 08:55 (@BelvideBirding)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Hawfinch over NW also Hawfinch flew east from the West End Hide

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Hawfinch NW, Little Egret south, 2x Yellowhammer, 10x Tree Sparrow (@DKelsall3)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great White Egret still, 3x Water Pipit from the Octagonal hide at 13:00 (@brianbeecee)

Cannock Chase
2x Crossbill briefly Hare Hills at 08:00 (GJM - Hawfinch at the Glacial Boulder early morning then flew west (@scaupface)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Jack Snipe, c350 Golden Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper (@scaupface)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still, 3x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (@RobSwift5)

Branston GPs
10x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Oystercatcher, 6x Golden Plover, Redshank, Dunlin, Pintail, 13x Shelduck, 26x Gadwall, 92x Wigeon, 35x Shoveler, 275x Teal, 2x Goldeneye, YL Gull, 35x GBB Gull, (JWo, DSc)

Pintail  by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Holden Lane Pool
44x Pink-footed Geese flew east at 09:45 (@SteveJTurner76)

Cuckoo Bank
Hawfinch over at 09:12 also 9x Yellowhammer (@GrantHames)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret from the steel hide at 13:30, one later flew onto Doxey Flash, 3x Water Pipit from Octagonal hide, 2x Little Egret, 23x Snipe. 5x Cetti's Warbler (MBo)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
12x Hawfinch flew south also Crossbill over

Gailey Resv
5x Hawfinch flew west at 10:45, 70x Golden Plover, 4x Goosander, Brambling, Yellowhammer. (@The Snapper1978)

Upper Longdon
3x Hawfinch (HF, SE)

Doxey Marsh
At least one Water Pipit still at 13:45 by Octagonal hide (@DoxeyBirder)

No Man's Green
2x Hawfinch south at 10:30 (@scaupface

Baggeridge CP
3x Hawfinch over (@Midlandsbirder)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still at 16:40 from Walton Bridge (RCB)

Caverswall Scrape
22x Snipe (COs)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still also 7x Ruff, 16x Curlew, Redshank, 80x Wigeon, 38x Shoveler, 36x Gadwall, 18x Redpoll (DSC)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Berryhill
2x Hawfinch over NW at 07:34 (RT, DW)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret  in drainage ditch from Walton canal bridge (@RobSwift5)

Codsall
2x Hawfinch over SW (@BelvideBirding)

Blackbank
Hawfinch over west at 07:50 (NDP)

Galley Resv
4x Hawfinch  ENE at 08:08

Whitmore Bent Lane
5x Hawfinch briefly before flying off SW, also PF Goose still (@tighthead22)

Trentham Gardens
Fem Pintail, 22x Mandarin, 41x Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 7x Little Grebe, ad YL Gull, Little Egret (RT)

Upper Longdon
3x Great White Egret flew over north at 13:05, Hawfinch still off Startley Lane this morning (@ArthurBlaydon)

Dimmingsdale

3x Brambling, 40x Redpoll (TEy)

Sneyd Green
Hawfinch flew north at 14:00 (JJo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 8x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 3x Redshank, 71x Wigeon, 32x Gadwall, 37x Shoveler, 154x Teal, 33x Little Grebe, YL Gull, Little Grebe, 5x Stonechat, Barn Owl, (JWo)

Long-tailed Duck by Jon Woodcock

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull in the roost

Elkstone
5x Hawfinch over this evening (@domhall)

Monday, 30 October 2017

Monday 30th October 2017

Knypersley Resv
4x Hawfinch flew west over Lodge Barn Road, 20x Pink-footed Geese over north, also Woodcock back of old hatchery, 5x Goosander (GBr)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still (@DavidBate17)

Upper Longdon
2x Hawfinch off Startley Lane (@ArthurBlaydon)

Keele
5x Hawfinch in Ashes at Springpool Wood, but very mobile (@Take_Ded_Aim)

North Staffs Moors
150x Pink-footed Geese over south at 16:00 (TEy)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 2x Little Grebe (DPa)

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

Gailey Resv
9x Hawfinch 07:45 to 08:42 (@TheSnapper1978)

Aqualate
2x Hawfinch flew N at 08:02, 4x Whooper Swan at the far end also juv Marsh Harrier still(@Ian_m_grant)

Blackbank
Hawfinch over N at 08:17 (NDP)

Westport Lake
Hawfinch at 06:50 (PJo, CW, NJS)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Hawfinch flew east at 08:30

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Whooper Swan flew west at 09:58, Little Stint still, 38x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
3x Hawfinch Staffs end then flew west, also Great White Egret, 2x Dunlin (JJH, SJH)

Whitemoor Haye
Greenshank over (@BirderAlrewas)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Pink-footed Goose with c350 Grey Lag Geese, Peregrine (PJo)

Tucklesholme
Green Sandpiper, 5x Stonechat (@Ochruros)

Chasewater
2w YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost also Woodcock flushed

Whittington Farm
12x Corn Bunting, 70x Skylark, 2x Peregrine (JLi)

Alvecote Pools
Whooper Swan, Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret (MSc)

Branston GPs
7x Ruff, 17x Curlew, Dunlin, 40x GBB Gull, 38x Gadwall, 28x Shoveler. Goldeneye, 11x Pochard, Peregrine, (DSc)

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
27x Hawfinch in total thru this morning 

Whitemoor Haye
Possible Brent Goose over west, 35x Tree Sparrow (@AlrewasBirder)

River Sow Meadows
4x Hawfinch briefly in tree then flew SW, Great White Egret again, Green Sandpiper, 55x Wigeon, (@RobSwift5)

Blackbank
2x Hawfinch over at 08:15 (@philjo61, NDP)

Aqualate
Drake Scaup, Juv Marsh Harrier (Ian_m_grant

Branston GPs
9x Hawfinch flew west at 10:45, Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese, Pintail, Yellowhammer, 14x Redpoll (DSc)

Uttoxeter Quarry
56x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, Bar-headed Goose (@rpintean)

Knypersley Resv
8x Hawfinch over, Redshank near the lake (GBr)

Tutbury
2x Ring Ouzel over west at 13:40 (MPR)

Newcastle
Hawfinch flew low west over Lower Oxford Road, Basford (@SteveJTurner76)

Gailey
5x Hawfinch flew low west at 14:28 (@TheSnapper1978)

Coombes Valley RSPB
3x Hawfinch feeding in trees (MBr)

Downs Bank
20x Brambling over (@JohnMathers1)

Iverley (Sugar Loaf Farm)

Hawfinch over, Red Kite, 12x Brambling (@StourBirder)

Chasewater
11x Hawfinch in three groups over Norton Bog this afternoon also Ad Kittiwake briefly. In the roost Ad Caspian Gull, YL Gull, 2x Ad Med Gull

Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday 27th October 2017

Knypersley Resv
Shag on main lake (GBr)

Upper Elkstone
2x Hawfinch over, and then in wooded clough at end of Breech Road (@domhall)

Stoke on Trent
2x Ring-necked Parakeet again off Diarmid Road, Hanford (CBa)

By Craig Bailey

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Pink-footed Geese on north shore

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Stint still, 6x Ruff, Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 10x Snipe, Shelduck, Pochard (@rpintean) - also 30x Golden Plover, 2x Curlew, (EF)

Branston GPs
2x Whooper Swan, 17x Curlew, 7x Ruff, 3x Redshank, Barn Owl, Peregrine, 42x Gadwall, 35x Shoveler, 46x Wigeon, 226x Teal, 35x Little Grebe, 30x GBB Gull, Little Egret, 4x Water Rail (JWo, (DSc)

Whooper Swans by Jon Woodcock

Chasewater
Azorean type YL Gull in the roost also 2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, Med Gull

Stafford
Peregrine on St Mary's church (ABa)

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017

Whitewick
3x Hawfinch, 2x Brambling over the West Mids/Staffs border (@BirderGaz, @Kevin_Clements)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Westport Lake
62x Barnacle Geese over this morning heading south (@Chris23565)

Berryhill
c60 Barnacle Geese over south at 09:20 (RT. DW)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Hawfinch SW at 09:20

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin, Peregrine (@SimcockPete)

Chasewater
8x Hawfinch flew SW over Norton Bog (@CWG_sightings)

North Staffs Wood Pigeons - vis mig 07:45-08:50.
Exceptional passage over south this morning - Berryhill - 37,500 (RT, DW) and  Blackbank - 35,000 (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
3x Water Pipit from the Octagonal hide also Green Sandpiper, 7x Cetti's Warbler, 10x Stonechat, 15x Water Rail, Peregrine, (MBo)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 6x Ruff, 12x Curlew, 28x Shoveler, ad YL Gull, Cetti'sWarbler, (DSc)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Pool Hall
9x Hawfinch appeared to land in a copse also 3x Swallow thru, (@BirderGaz

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Little Stint, 4x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank (@tonyjac_tony)

Parrots Drumble
Ring-necked Parakeet over to SE (@JohnMathers1)

Branston GPs
Wood Sandpiper briefly, 2x Green Sandpiper, 17x Curlew, 6x Golden Plover, Goldeneye, 49x Wigeon, 42x Gadwall, 32x Shoveler, 300x Teal, 6x Shelduck, Pochard, 4x Water Rail, 47x Little Grebe, 6x GBB Gull, 3x Stonechat, (JWo)

Wood Sandpiper by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monday 23rd October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Scaup still, Rock Pipit briefly north shore at 12:05

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still by the dam, Woodlark south over the dam at 12:55 (@tighthead22)

Cannock Chase
9x Stonechat behind Katyn Memorial (@DavidBate17)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still present at dusk (@RobSwift5)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Little Stint still (@rpintean) - also 5x Ruff, Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, c150 Teal, 3x Goosander (ABa)

Codsall
3x Ring-necked Parakeet, Moatbrook Avenue (@htarry)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint north shore, drake Scaup still

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still, (@RobSwift5)

Aqualate
Female Merlin flew south at 13:00 (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still off the dam (@nutcracker1965)

Chasewater
2x Willow Tit, YL Gull, 3x Goldeneye (@Rewildings85) - 2x Med Gull. 7x YL Gull, Common Sandpiper this evening (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, 5x Egyptian Geese, 44x Gadwall, 40x Wigeon, 30x Shoveler, 14x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 4x Water Rail, 40x GBB Gull, (DSc)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017

Gailey Resv
Female Hen Harrier over NW at 07:45, Red-breasted Merganser flew SW  at 08:46, 70x Golden Plover, (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-breasted Merganser west end, 2x Hawfinch SW at 08:20, juv Black Tern off the dam, drake Scaup still, Water Pipit north shore at 10:50

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Little Stint, 4x Ruff, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, (@rpintean) - also 25x Golden Plover, 167x Teal (ABa)

Tittesworth Water
Drake Lesser Scaup on the Conservation pool before being flushed and flew up main reservoir (per JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint from the causeway (@Ochruros, @rpintean) - Grey Phalarope still on dam (@julianallen2009)

Branston GPs
21x Golden Plover, 15x Curlew, 7x Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, Pintail, 35x Wigeon, 44x Gadwall, 25x Shoveler, 3x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday 20th October 2017

Newcastle
Hawfinch flew west over Oxford Road at 08:45 (@SteveJTurner76)

Tutbury
Hawfinch flew over SW at 08:10 (MPR)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Hawfinch over SW

Croxden Quarry
4x Crossbill over this afternoon (ABa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
5x Little Stint, 7x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, 6x Curlew, 112x Teal, 2x Little Egret, Peregrine, 25x Siskin (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 7x Ruff, YL Gull, 4x Common Gull, 79x Gadwall, 25x Shoveler, 230x Teal, 21x Wigeon, 3x Egyptian Geese, 51x Little Grebe, 7x Little Egret, Peregrine, 5x Stonechat, (JWo, DSc)

Dimmingsdale
12x Redpoll, 5x Siskin (TEy)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Scaup still, Common Sandpiper

Middleton Lakes
10x Black-tailed Godwit thru, Golden Plover, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Goosander (@atkinson_steve)

Croxden Quarry
4x YL Gull this evening also a sizeable Starling roost (ABa)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

                                                           Notice Board

                     Middleton Lakes are hoping to stage a Bio Blitz in June 2018.
                     Anyone who is knowledgeable in insects, plants or birds and
                     is prepared to help out please contact the following:-
                                      Richard.FennGriffin@rspb.org.uk
                                                   07875218645


Chasewater 
3x Sandwich Tern at 07:45 (@Clive_Davies1) - 3x Common Scoter mid day (@GrantHames)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Dark bellied Brent Geese to 09:05 when they flew south, femail Common Scoter and drake Scaup still (@BelvideBirding)

Blackbank 
5x Hawfinch over at 08:00 (NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Cattle Egret Tad Bay then flew SE (MPR, GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Boundary Flash (MBo, SGa. @DavidBate17)

Pool Hall
Cattle Egret by Smestow Brook above Pool Hall viewable from S&W towpath

Middleton Lakes
11x Whooper Swan and a Hawfinch flying south (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
6x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 65x Gadwall, 4x Shelduck, 14x Common Gull, (DSc)

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Blackbank
Hawfinch over south at 07:45 (NDP)

Westport Lake 
Hawfinch over west this morning (CW)

Berryhill
Hawfinch over SW at 08:33 (RT)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still on dam by sailing club (@DavidBate17)

Chasewater
Leach's Petrel (@julianallen2009) - Short-eared Owl this evening (@grunpybirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, drake Scaup, Rock Pipit north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GPs
3x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 76x Gadwall, 176x Teal, 26x Shoveler, 58x Litle Grebe, Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, YL Gull, 6x Stonechat, 20x Skylark, c150 Meadow Pipit (JWo)

Meadow Pipit by Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
4x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 20x Tree Sparrow (@AlrewasBirder)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday 16th October 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 90x Teal, 8x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still on dam wall (@peterforbes17) - adult Caspian Gull in Tad Bay from 12:30 to 13:00 then flew (@rpintean)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Scaup still in SE bay

Rocester 
Pair of Ring Ouzels reported by the Churnet bridge

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel low west over the Viewpoint at 16:40 (DBu)

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

i54
7x Stonechat (@i54jamie)

Gailey Resv
20x Golden Plover, 11x Siskin, 5x Redpoll (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Scaup, 3x Rock Pipit thru, single Brambling, 9x Siskin (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still in Mickledale Bay then flew to the dam (@julianallen2009)

Swallow Moss
14x Stonechat (DCh)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret and 36x Little Egret roosted tonight also eclipse Pintail (@atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
Vis Mig 08:30 to 12:00 - 3x Brambling, Rock Pipit, 37x Redpoll, 25x Siskin, 28x Skylark, 48x Redwing. Also, present 55x Little Grebe, 2x Peregrine, 18x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, ad YL Gull, 4x Swallow thru south at 17:30 (DSc)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 12x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 4x Cetti's Warbler, (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Hawfinch thru this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret (@paul_birkin)

Cannock Chase
8x Crossbill top end Abraham's Valley (@peterforbes17)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret at 17:00 from from Walton canal bridge (@RobSwift5)

Whitemoor Haye
22x Little Egret, Redshank, 2x Goldeneye, Common Tern, 11x Pochard,  (@BirderAlrewas)

Trentham Gardens
16x Mandarins, Dipper (MPa)

Alvecote
2x Cattle Egret roosted at pond behind Pretty Pigs pub (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock


Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still Mickledale Bay

Little Haywood
3x Ring-necked Parakeet over at 08:20 (DNe)

Branston GPs
34x Golden Plover, Greenshank, Ruff, 50x Little Grebe, 49x Gadwall, 30x Shoveler, 20x Wigeon, 100x Teal,  40x GBB Gull, ad YL Gull, 25x Redpoll (DSc)


Friday, 13 October 2017

Friday 13th October 2017

Westport Lake
Juvenile Shag on model boating lake early morning then flew off NW (CWa)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still (@waynej72)

Stafford
Great White Egret visible from canal towpath near Walton on the Hill (JWi)

Cannock Chase
12x Crossbill in Abrahams Valley (@DavidBate17)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret and 16x Egyptian Geese on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret (@Clive_Davies1)

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, Redshank, 49x Gadwall, 25x Shoveler, 118x Teal, 12x Wigeon, 5x Shelduck, 44x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 6x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Thursday 12th October 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret (plus a 2nd reported), Green Sandpiper (@atkinson_steve)

Westport Lake
Scaup still (@JohnMathers 1)

Berryhill
2x Greenland Wheatear (RT)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still at dusk (@phillward303)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Westport Lake
Scaup and Common Scoter still (@DKelsall3)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope briefly in Mickledale Bay, new bird much darker (GJM) - Imm Gannet flew thru deep end early afternoon (MPR)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still but mobile (ARa)

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Westport Lake
Common Scoter and Scaup still (@DKelsall3)

Chasewater
1w Med Gull from the west shore (@nessie_w)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still (NGr)

Monday, 9 October 2017

Monday 9th October 2017

Tittesworth Water
Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Pintail, 15x Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, (@stephengibson42)

Trentham Gardens
10x Mandarin, 5x Wigeon, 5x Teal, 10x Tufted Duck, 4x Swallow, Kingfisher (@tighthead22)

Westport Lake
Scaup and Common Scoter still (@DKelsall3)

Ford Green
Drake Common Scoter, 5x Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, Peregrine 20x Redwing, (JJo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still north shore (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Greenshank, Dunlin, 15x Egyptian Geese (@atkinson_steve)

Gailey Resv
Rock Pipit along the causeway and on pontoon briefly at 18:10 before flying south (TheSnapper1978)

Dimmingsdale
22x Redwing over west at 07:30 (TEy)

Alvecote
2x Cattle Egret at Pretty Pigs pool (MSc)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Hawfinch flew west this morning - 3 at 08:24 and a further 4 at 08:48, also Rock Pipit flew NW at 10:10, Little Stint still (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Water
6x Whooper Swan 07:45 to 08:30 only (JOa)

Knypersley Resv
15x Redwing over this morning (GBr)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 17x Curlew, 2x Redwing, 45x Gadwall, 36x Shoveler, 110x Teal, (DSc)

Gailey Resv
Merlin over south at 11:40 (@TheSnapper1978)

Chasewater
2x Knot, 2x Redpoll (@Rewilding85)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret still near Walton Bridge opposite canal boats (VEm)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still (@obesbloke)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Pintail, 2x Little Egret, also a Whitethroat, (CMa)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier (@grs_st)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still in Mickledale Bay this morning (@amnesia91) - in Dougies Bay at 12:30 (@TheSnapper1978)

By Phil Jones

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still, 46x Redwing thru, Short-eared Owl flew thru ESE at 11:50 (@BelvideBirding)

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret, 7x Redwing, 45x Wigeon, 4x Redpoll (@RobSwift5)

Tittesworth Water
A Ruff still early afternoon (JOa)

i54
4x Stonechat, 35x Skylark, 14x Yellowhammer (@i54foz. i54jamie)

Rocester
27x Barnacle Geese flew in to a field near JCB (TEy)

Alrewas
3x Egyptian Geese still north of Alrewas west of A38 (@BirderAlrewas)

Silverdale CP - The Void
5x Stonechat, 1st W YL Gull (@philjo61)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still  on JW south (@Rewilding85)

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday 6th October 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still (@chrisvaghela) - also 124x Wigeon, Ruff, Redstart (@scaupface)

Stoke on Trent
C80 Pink-footed Geese west over Meir Park at 12:15 (ARa) also 22x Pink-footed Geese west over Bucknall  at 15:20 (RT)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still (@BelvideBirding)

Alrewas
3x Egyptian Geese in field east side of the A38 between village and the river (@BirderAlrewas)

Whitemoor Haye
12x Little Egret (DAb)

Branston GPs
4x Green Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday 5th October 2017

Tittesworth Water
Ruff this morning (PBa per JOa)

Westport Lake
Scaup still (@DKelsall3)

Doxey Marsh.
Great White Egret still also a Wheatear (@richard-rafe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope still in Mickledale Bay (@MRPittaway)

Alvecote
2x Cattle Egret flew into the Staffs sector late afternoon from Laundry Lane Warks (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper, 44x Gadwall, 52x Shoveler, 117x Teal, 4x Wigeon, Barnacle Goose, 2x Egyptian Geese, 70x Little Grebe, 4x Little Egret, 3x Redpoll, Siskin, 10x Goldcrest, 12x Swallow. (JWo. DSc)

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull in the roost also a number of YL Gulls (@CWG_sightings)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Westport Lake
Scaup still (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Little Stint, 5x Ringed Plover, Dunlin (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope in Mickledale Bay at 15:50 (HF,SE)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, very mobile (@richard-rafe)

Alvecote
Red-crested Pochard east end of Pretty Pigs pool (@birdsofalvecote)

Middleton Lake
Pair of Marsh Harriers and Great White Egret at mid day (REy)

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Middleton Lakes
Rock Pipit thru south, Redstart, 2x Marsh Harrier over JW, Curlew Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, (@RSPBMiddleton)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still also Little Egret (@DavidBate17)

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still (@paulssmith15363)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe and Scaup still (@DKelsall3)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still also a Ruff (@richard_rafe and MPa)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sunday 1st October 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still on north shore (@BelvidBirding)

Doxey Marsh

Great White Egret still Cresswell Flash (MJa and @richard_rafe) - also Black-tailed Godwit and a Ruff (MJa) - GWE still this afternoon but mobile (ISh)

GWE by Ian Sheridan

Westport Lake
Female type Scaup and Black-necked Grebe still (@philjo61)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint by the causeway also Dunlin and Ringed Plovers (@nessie_w)

Branston GPs
6x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 18x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, 46x Gadwall, 100x Teal, 15x Wigeon, 43x Shoveler, 5x Shelduck, 15x Siskin (DSc)

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye, 11x Pochard, 15x Tree Sparrow, Little Egret (@BirderAlrewas) - Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@TameBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret Boundary Flash 09:30 (@richard_rafe)

Alvecote Pools
2x Whooper Swan on Pretty Pigs pool (MSc)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 26x Shoveler, 32x Gadwall, 89x Teal, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday 29th September 2017

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier, 40x Snipe, 2x Ruff  on JW, 2x Great White Egret, Dunlin nearby (@Piccalilli123)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still north shore, also late Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (@BelvideBirding)

Lichfield 
2x Little Egret along Darnford Brook near rugby club (ARu)

Branston GPs
5x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 10x Wigeon, 28x Gadwall, 115x Teal, 3x Shelduck. 3x Pochard, 47x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Goose, 73x Little Grebe, 4x GBB Gull, 7x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still north shore (@MRPittaway)

Middleton Lakes
Little Stint on east scrape, possibly 2x Marsh Harrier, 4x Ruff, Dunlin (@RSPBMiddleton and @atkinson_steve)

Hanchurch Woods
10x Crossbill (NDP)

Coombes Valley
Hobby over mid day (MBr)

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Stint still north shore also a Ruff - 1st w Med Gull and 3x YL Gull roosted this evening, 7x Ruff flew east at 17:05 (@BelvideBirding)

Hatherton Resv
Cetti's Warbler, Green Woodpecker (@daftoldbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC nembers only)
2x Egyptian Geese, Hobby (@tighthead22)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still, 8x Wigeon, 6x Teal (@DKelsall3)

Berryhill
4402x Meadow Pipits over south 07:00 to 12:00 also 2x Redwing, 9x Siskin, 5x Lesser Redpoll. Present 2x Whinchat, 5x Stonechat, 4x Wheatear, Redstart, Whitethroat (RT, NDP)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 2x Pintail, Tern species (possible Arctic), 3x Great White Egret in roost, (@Piccalilli123)

Wood Lane,  Hanbury
Marsh Tit (JWo)

Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday 25th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Little Stint north shore also 9x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4x Pintail, Spotted Flycatcher (@BelvideBirding)

Ford Green
2x Wigeon, Shoveler, Kingfisher (JJo)

Middleton Lakes
2x Ruff, Ringed Plover, 2x Pintail on JW (@RSPBMiddleton) - also Great White Egret still., Green Sandpiper, (@Rewilding85)

i54
Wheatear (@154jamie)

Gailey Resv
1st w Little Gull still this evening on sailing lake (@TheSnapper1978)

Ingestre
Spotted Flycatcher this evening (RCB)

Chasewater
Imm/fem Common Scoter this evening (@CWG_sightings)

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 25x Wigeon, 31x Gadwall, 41x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, 121x Teal, 88x Little Grebe, 7x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese,  (JWo)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

                                                         Notice Board
                                  Belvide Reservoir (WMBC members only)

Our contractor will start work tomorrow, Monday 25th September, on restoring the reserve main footpath and extending this path. Depending on weather conditions the work may take up to two weeks. During this time members must comply with all health and safety restrictions.

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Ruff, 2x Pintail on JW (@TameBirding) - 3x Great White Egret in the riverside roost this evening (@(Piccalilli123)

Gailey Resv
1st w Little Gull again (?) on sailing lake at 12:20 (@TheSnapper1978)

Swallow Moss
Marsh Harrier (DCh)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay Marsh Harrier 12:15 to 12:25, Greenshank, Redshank, Peregrine, Admaston Reach, 45x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, Dam 3x Yellow Wagtail (BAS, AMS)

Whittington
Red Kite, 4x Stonechat, Wheatear (DCo)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, 2x Pintail, 51x Shoveler, 55x Teal, 26x Gadwall, 8x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 2x Peregrine, 2x Ruff, Ringed Plover, Wheatear, 10x Goldcrest (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Ringed Plover, 7x Tree Sparrow, Spotted Flycatcher (@154jamie)


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Gailey Resv
1st w Little Gull on sailing lake to 09:45 only also Goosander flew east (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ruff, 20x Ringed Plover thru, Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, 5x Wigeon, 5x Little Egret (@rpintean)

Aqualate

Juv Marsh Harrier (@Ian_m_grant)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey caught a fish in Tad Bay at 11:20, 70x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, 3x YL Gull, 2x Wheatear, Greenshank, 31x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, Peregrine, (@TheSnapper1978 and @rpintean)

North Staffs Moors
A passage male Ring Ouzel at mid day (BC. LC)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier on JW mid afternoon (@Piccalilli123)

Whitemoor Haye
Short-eared Owl this evening, 2x Little Egret, 20x Tree Sparrow, 4x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye,(@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Ring-necked Paraqeet flew  thru north at 19:05, also 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Peregrine (DSc)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday 22nd September 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Admaston Reach, 41x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin Tad Bay, Osprey, 2x Greenshank, Blithe Bay Peregrine  (PCa, TKe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, Ruff, 3x Little Egret (ABa)

Branston GPs
Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 18x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 90x Little Grebe, 4x Wigeon, 8x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 19x Gadwall, 29x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Peregrine, YL Gull  (JWo)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier, Hobby (SDa)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still North Pit, (@RSPBMiddleton)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover thru east at 14:20 also 8x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, (@BelvideBirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ruff, Ringed Plover, 3x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, 20x Teal (@rpintean)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 2x Barnacle Geese, 4x Shoveler, 20x Teal, 9x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, 2x Ringed Plover, 16x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 22x Shoveler, 4x Wigeon, 4x Shelduck (DSc)


Trentham Gardens
14x Little Grebe, 15x Mandarin, 7x Wigeon, Goosander, Little Egret (RT)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday 18th September 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
Pintail, 6x Goosander, 5x Wigeon, 30x Teal (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Little Egret, 32x Shoveler, 30x Gadwall, 51x Teal, 2x Pochard, 97x Little Grebe, 2x Egyptian Geese, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
9x Curlew, Ringed Plover, 4x Goosander, 9x Wigeon, 39x Teal, 4x Little Egret, Peregrine (@rpintean) - also 3x Redshank this evening and 3x Green Sandpiper, (ABa)

Tittesworth Water
Arctic Tern and a Pink-footed Goose early afternoon (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Blithe Bay, 33x Ringed Plover, 13x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher (@TheSnapper1978) - Tad Bay 25x Ringed Plover, 9x Dunlin down to 8 (one killed by a Peregrine), 2x Greenshank, 18x Wigeon, Dam Hobby (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Ruff, 5x Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Shoveler, 26x Gadwall, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 30x Shoveler,  500x Swallow thru south, (DSc)

Dimmingsdale
19x Pink-footed Geese over SE this afternoon also c200 House Martin over south (TEy)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Saturday 16th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Knyperesley Resv
35x Pink-footed Geese over east at 09:20 (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff on JW (@onionsargey) - Great White Egret still (@Burnhambirder

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Arctic Tern (ad + juv) off the causeway - Blithe Bay, 5x YL Gull (4ad +2w), Greenshank, 31x Ringed Plover, 12x Dunlin, Spotted Flycatcher (@TheSnapper 1978)

Black Bank
50x Pink-footed Geese over ENE at 09:15 (NDP)

Branston GPs
96x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 18x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2x Whinchat, Redstart, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, (DSc)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday 15th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint north shore, 2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@NigelCarp2008) - 10x Dunlin flew thru west (@paulsmith15363)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck (DSc)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, 2x Greenshank, 2x Ruff, Ringed Plover (@NigelCarp2008)

Middleton Lakes
Cattle Egret mid afternoon on JW before flying west over canal, also Great White Egret and Little Egret (@atkinson_steve) - 3x Great White Egret roosted this evening (@TameBirding)

Newcastle
Swift over Seabridge Lane (@ROBgilb)

Trentham Gardens
Arctic Tern, 11x Little Grebe, 12x Mandarin, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (HF, SE)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still

Berryhill
5x Wheatear, Whinchat, 2x Redstart, 2x Stonechat

Branston GPs
3x Whinchat, Stonechat, 12x Curlew, 5x Little Egret,  YL Gull, 83x Little Grebe, Juv Peregrine, 25x Gadwall, 44x Teal, 15x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, Grey Wagtail (JWo)

Whinchat by Jon Woodcock


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope present to 09:05 when killed by a Sparrowhawk, also 2x juv Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, Barn Owl, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 18x Wigeon,  (JWo)


GWE by Jon Woodcock

Staffs