Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 175x Wigeon, 250x Teal, 22x Shoveler, (CDa)

Shareshill
173x Pink-footed Geese over Hollybush garden centre at 15:42, (BirderGaz)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull,

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Stonechat, (SAt)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan, Great White Egret, (DAb)

Tittesworth Water
Peregrine, (IFa)

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

Branston GPs
3x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 235x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 98x Teal, 77x Pochard, 37x Little Grebe, Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, (JWo)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Dimmingsdale
7x Woodcock over at dusk, (TEy)

Knypersley Pool
2x Mandarin by the bridge, (JMT)

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Madeley
Little Egret on stream below sewage works, (TJa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Creswell Flash, (SPe)

Leek
Red Kite over Sainsburys mid day, (IB)

Enville
2x Pink-footed Geese still behind glamping place The Mere, (DBa)

Westport Lake
24x Goosander, (BCa)

Branston WP
11x Goosander, 6x Pochard, 25x Wigeon, 36x Gadwall, (JWo)

Barton Marina
Goosander, 4x Pochard, (JWo)

Monday, 18 November 2019

Monday 18th November 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper still, Water Rail, 3x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 

Enville
2x Pink-footed Geese behind Mere Hall also Green Sandpiper, (DJa)

Branston GPs
Ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 21x GBB Gull, Common Gull, 17x Curlew, 208x Lapwing, Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 83x Pochard, 19x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 19x Shoveler, 46x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 36x Little Grebe, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, c4000x Starling, (JWo)

Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sunday 17th November 2017

Radford Meadows
250x Wigeon, 300x Teal, 30x Shoveler, 100x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, (CDa)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler still, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, (IMo)

Berryhill, 
Woodcock flushed from pool at end of Mossfield  Road at 11:40, Short-eared Owl flew in from Parkhall at 12:15, (IBu)

Knypersley Resv
Brambling and Willow Tit by the castle, 40x Lesser Redpoll by Gawtons, (GBr)

Stoke on Trent
150x Pink-footed Geese NE over Tunstall, (RBl)

Audley
160x Pin-footed Geese east over Cross Lane at 13:47, (JHu)

Tittesworth Water
5x Whooper Swan over at 08:00, 6x Goosander, (JOa)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 3x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, 126x Wigeon, (RSw)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 90x Pochard, Dunlin, 70x Lapwing, 14x Curlew, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
7x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, c800 Lapwing, Little Egret, Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrows, -  flooded field viewed from Sittles farm bend, 113x Wigeon, 2x Egyptian Gesse, (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Caspian Gull at the west end

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Wychnor
Great White Egret again on floods just south of large farmhouse on side of A38, (BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW, 2x Egyptian Geese Dosthill NR, (SAt)  -  Bittern flushed from riverside, (HAr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Whooper Swan early am, (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
14x Whooper Swan flew east at 10:35, 180x Wigeon, 64x Teal, 7x Goosander, 14x Snipe, Water Rail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Stoke on Trent
45x Pink-footed Geese over Porthill early afternoon, (KSt)

Westport Lake
24x Goosander, Goldeneye, Willow Tit, (BCa)  -  Firecrest, (NJS per BCa)

Cannock Tip - Fairlady Coppice
Ad Caspian Gull, YL Gull

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull,  YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water
3x Goosander, 3x Barnacle Geese, 14x Snipe, 2x Common Gull, 3x Willow Tit, 12x Siskin, (SG, WLH, 1B, CT,)

Dimmingsdale
65x Pink-footed Geese SE at 15:00, (TEy)

Friday, 15 November 2019

Friday 15th November 2019

                Middleton Lakes  -  car park closed due to flooding on the reserve.  
Burston - the footpath from the village alongside the stream to the pond by the river is closed.    

                   
Tittesworth Water
13x Whooper Swan, and 500x Pink-footed Geese over mid morning, (IB, IF)

Stafford
200x Pink-footed Geese over SW. (MFo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Purple Sandpiper on north shore at west end

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan, Common Scoter, (GJM)

Chatterley Whitfield
Little Owl and Barn Owl this evening, (PMo)

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

Branston GPs
2x Dunlin, 17x Curlew, 235x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 84x Pochard, 17x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler, 50x Teal, 18x Gadwall, 3x Egyptian Geese, 38x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 3x Tawny Owl, (JWo, Dean)

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Thursday 14th November 2019

No news so far today

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Whitemoor Haye
12x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 700x Lapwing, 8x Grey Partridge, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, Little Egret, (BirderAlrewas)

Croxall 
Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, 61x Teal, (BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
29x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 63x Lapwing, (CMa)

Berryhill
435x Pink-footed Geese over NE in two skeins, (DWa)

Cannock Chase (dry pits area)
2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, Siskin flock, (DBa)

Trescott Ford
2x Green Sandpiper, CVa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Parkhall CP - Hulme
37x Golden Plover

Monday, 11 November 2019

Monday 11th November 2019

Wychnor
Great White Egret on River Trent as viewed from the A38, (BirderAlrewas)

Gailey Resv
Black-necked Grebe off south side of the sailing lake, (PCo)

Admaston
Barn Owl in Steenwood Lane at 15:40, (PBe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2w Caspian Gull,

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x fem Common Scoter still from the causeway east side, (BPu)

Tittesworth Water
3x Barnacle Geese, Snipe, Common Gull, Kingfisher, (SG, IB)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

Knypersley Resv 
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:50, (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w Caspian Gull 13:00 to 13:55 only

Branston GPs
25x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 30x Shoveler, 24x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, Water Rail, 17x Curlew, 130x Lapwing, 2x Green Woodpecker,  2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Silverdale CP
Stonechat, Willow Tit, (PCa_

Chasewater
2x Dark-bellied Brent Geese over north, and in the roost 2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Common Scoter from the causeway, (AMa)

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Gailey Resv
Bittern flushed from the S side of sailing lake at 07:55 then landed in reeds by hide, Goldeneye, 16x Golden Plover, Water Rail, (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret east scrape, Woodcock Dosthill NR, (SAt)

Aqualate
1st w drake Scaup, Black-necked Grebe and a very late Swallow (IGr)

Branston GPs
17x Curlew, Redshank, 130x Lapwing, 20x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 15x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 15x Little Grebe, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
Common Gull, 10x Snipe, (SG, WLH, IB)

Friday, 8 November 2019

Friday 8th November 2019

Enville
7x Whooper Swan on The Mere to 10:20 only, (DBa)

Berryhill
c450 Pink-footed Geese over in four skeins 07:50 to 09:44, (DWa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper still

Dimmingsdale
200x Pink-footed Geese over SE at 11:45, Red Kite over west at 12:15, 220x Pinkfoots over SE at 16:00, (TEy)

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

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
19x Common Scoter (one drake), (GJM)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Ruff, 180x Lapwing, 16x Curlew, Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 102x Pochard, 26x Wigeon, 22x Gadwall, 52x Shoveler, 45x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 31x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, Stonechat, 50x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 4x Tawny Owl, (JWo)

Chasewater
2x Goldeneye, (KWh)

Aqualate
Black-necked Grebe, (PJo)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, 4x Goldeneye, Golden Plover, 47x Snipe, Stonechat, (MSm)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, 5x Brambling, (CSm)

Berryhill
c200x Pink-footed Geese over at 08:00, (RTo, DWa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Tittesworth Water
c600 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 10:00, (JOa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 5x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 130x Lapwing, Snipe, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 19x Wigeon, c111 Pochard, 35x Shoveler, 11x Gadwall, c30x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Little Egret, 26x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, probable 2w Caspian Gull, 10x GBB Gull, 3x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w YL Gull

Gailey Resv
Egyptian Goose, Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 

Brancote STW
Green Sandpiper, (JSm)

Monday, 4 November 2019

Monday 4th November 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Tittesworth Water
2x Mandarin, Snipe, Grey Wagtail, (SGi)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Bittern, 4x Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, Stonechat, (MSm)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019

i54-Pendeford Hall Lane
4x Grey Partridge, (JDu)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 114x Teal, Green Sandpiper, Brambling, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, Common Sandpiper, 

Chasewater
4x Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, Pochard, 2w YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Brookleys Lake
117x Mandarins, (RPo)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abrahams Valley

Whitemoor Haye
3x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 6x Snipe, 16x GBB Gull, Yellowhammer, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, Egyptian Geese, 45x Shoveler, 111x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, Peregrine, 3x Water Rail, 70x Lapwing, Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 17x Curlew, Green Woodpecker, 3x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, c4000 Starling roosted, (DSc)

Dimmingsdale
9x Mandarin, (RPo)

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Whitemoor Haye
c500 Lapwing, 7x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 2x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, 8x GBB Gull, (BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Cuckoo Bank
2x Great White Egret flew over north, 30x Yellowhammer, 2x YL Gull, Woodcock, Green Sandpiper

Gailey Resv
Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, Water Rail, (SRi)

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

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at north end of Abrahams Valley, (RSw)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 66x Pochard, 45x Shoveler, Peregrine, 40x Lapwing, c3500 Starling, (DSc)

Tucklesholme
2x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, (DScuild

Catholme
New build class A1 "Tornado" this morning

By Jon Woodcock

Friday, 1 November 2019

Friday 1st November 2019

Chasewater
Lapland Bunting flew north along west shore at 12:20 also 4x Goldeneye  -  Ad YL Gull and 2x ad Med Gull in the roost

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abrahams Valley

Tittesworth Water
7x Whooper Swan over this morning, (SG)

Middleton Lakes
Juv Hen Harrier 15:30 to 15:53,  4x Goosander, 85x Snipe, 2x Common Gull, (MSm)  -  6x Great White Egret and 62x Little Egret in the riverside roost, (MercianBirding, MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, 2x Whooper Swan,

Whitemoor Haye
400x Lapwing, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammers, (BirderAlrewas)

Consall
3x Fem Goosander on the fishing pool,

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 60x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 5x Goldeneye, 123x Pochard, 71x Shoveler, 80x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 47x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, Common Gull, 3x YL Gull, 9x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 4x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 121x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 86x Wigeon, 136x Teal, (RSw)

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Thursday 31st October 2019

Blackbank
Hawfinch over at 07:00. (NDP)

Berryhill  -  (122)
Great White Egret over east, (RTo, DWa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (GJM)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still on Strawberry Hill and later on the clearfell, (HKi)

Middleton Lakes
6x Great White Egret and 60x Little Egret in the riverside roost, Goldeneye on JW north, Barn Owl, (SAt)

Elkstone Hill
2x Peregrine over south, (DGH)

Whitemoor Haye
Golden Plover, 13x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, Yellowhammer, (BirderAlrewas)

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter, (GJM)

Knypersley Resv
Swallow at 07:10, 2x Willow Tit by castle, (GBr)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, (RSt, CMa)  -  male Hen Harrier still also 2x Crossbill, (RSt)

Chasewater
9x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, Ad Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 

Gailey
Goldeneye, (CMa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x fem Common Scoter, Ad Little Gull, Black-necked Grebe still, imm Merlin, 

Blackbank
170x Pink-footed Geese  over, also 2150x Fieldfare, 1540x Redwing and 10x Brambling over, (NDP)

Berryhill
116x Pink-footed Geese over also 2553x Fieldfare, (RTo, DWa)

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still from main track below Haywood Warren, (RCB, etal)

Blackbank
620x Pink-footed Geese in six skeins 08:55 to 09:25, (NDP)

Berryhill
5x Whooper Swan over east at 08:50 also 330x Pink-footed Geese in 4 skeins, 1308x Redwing and 1108x Fieldfare NW, (RTo, DWa)

Swallow Moss 
Red Kite over, (DGH)

Knypersley Resv
Barn Owl at 08:50 by castle, female Mandarin on lake, 207x Fieldfare north, (GBr)

Penkridge
Little Egret, Goldeneye off Teddesley Road, (MWi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x fem Red-breasted Merganser to 16:15 only

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still,17x Curlew, 14x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 44x Lapwing, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)  -  also 131x Pochard, 71x Gadwall, 79x Shoveler, 142x Teal, 67x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 4x Goldcrest, (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, (DEm)

Monday, 28 October 2019

Monday 28th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Gannet briefly in Blithe Bay, fem Merlin on the dam, (GJM)

By GJ Mant

By GJ Mant
Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still between Haywood Warren and Strawberry Hill.

By Steve Edwards

By Steve Edwards

Enville 
Swallow at Mere farm, (DJa)

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret in the riverside roost, (SAt)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull