Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sunday 29th March 2015

Belvide Res
Kittiwake through at 10:30 also the female Velvet Scoter still off the dam and drake Scaup

Blithfield Res
Little Ringed Plover, Swallow, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shoveler, 9x Wigeon, 28x Teal & 5x Gadwall (@rpintean)

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Saturday 28th March 2015

Copmere
Drake Garganey still at 07:30 also Sand Martin, 2x Little Egret, Chiffchaff (RWh). Garganey still 14:00hrs (GJB)

Gailey Res
Swallow, 4x Oystercatcher, 12x Snipe, 4x Goldeneye, 6x Gadwall, Tawny Owl, 8x Chiffchaff & Lesser Redpoll, 11x Fieldfare (SR)

River Sow Meadows Stafford
2x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 5x Snipe, 20x Lapwing, 5x Chiffchaff, Little Grebe, 14x Wigeon (RSw)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x LR Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 9x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, White Wagtail, 7x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, 5x Shelduck, 18x Wigeon, 8x Teal (RP)

Doxey Marsh
Swallow, 10x Sand Martin, 8x Goosander (NGr)

Whitemoor Haye
203x Mute Swan, 18x Wigeon, 2x Grey Partridge, 4x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas) 

Branston GP
1x Golden Plover, 5x LRP, 6x Ringed Plover, 39x Shelduck, 3x Green Sandpiper, 19x Redshank, 11x Ruff, 11x Curlew (NJS)

Aqualate Mere
3x Sand Martin, Green Woodpecker, Goldeneye (GJB)

Endon Sewage Works
1x White Wagtail, 1x Chiffchaff (GBr)

Blithfield Res
8x Sand Martin, Wheatear, Chiffchaff (RCB)

Knypersley Resv
5x Goosander, 3x Chiffchaff, 1x Pochard (GBr)

Cannock Chase
Stonechat (JW)

Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday 27th March 2015

Copmere
Drake Garganey still present this morning (PLo) and still this afternoon (NJS, SE & HF)



Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Avocet on North Pit at 08.00 (Birdguides)

Belvide Res
Velvet Scoter still off dam this morning, also drake Scaup, male Wheatear at West End, Little Egret & 7x Sand Martin (@NigelCarp2008)
also 2x Shelduck, 56x Shoveler, Little Egret, 11x Sand Martin & 15x Chiffchaff (BB)

Tuckleshome
5x LR Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 14x Shelduck, 3x Sand Martin,  (SPe)

Silverdale CP
2 to 3x Wheatear, Stonechat, 6x Chiffchaff, 10x Goosander (BC LC)

Upper Leigh
2x Curlew (TJ)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thursday 26th March 2015

Chasewater Res
2x Dark-bellied Brent Geese this evening (@nessie_w)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Avocet on North pit today (@RSPBMiddleton)

Westport Lake
2x Kittiwake flew in at 08.20 (NJS, CJW) still one Kittiwake mid morning also Sand Martin (PLo, BC LC)

Copmere
Drake Garganey again this morning in the NW corner and still present this afternoon (RCB)

Blithfield Res
4x Pink-footed Geese Blithe Bay (GJM) - LR Plover late afternoon Blithe Bay (RCB)

Gailey Res
s/pl Black-tailed Godwit on causeway at 17.50, 17x Golden Plover over NW, 7x Goldeneye, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Raven (SR)

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter & drake Scaup still present, also Little Egret, 52x Shoveler, 5x Sand Martin & Dunlin (BB)

Swallow Moss
Male Hen Harrier at 18:00 between the Mermaid Inn and the Warslow Rd (PCa)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Copmere
Drake Garganey this afternoon, swam into reeds and lost from view (RSu)

Branston Gravel Pits
Knot, 10x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 10x Redshank, 7x Snipe, 10x Curlew, 29x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler & c5 Chiffchaff (JWo)

Tucklesholme
2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 2x Shoveler, 5x Shelduck, c30 Yellowhammer, 4x Sand Martin & c5 Chiffchaff (JWo)
Little Ringed Plover - Jon Woodcock

Doxey Marshes
2x Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, 2x Barnacle Geese, 9x Snipe, 3x Little Egret, 3x Shelduck, 17x Shoveler, 2x Goosander, 9x Reed Bunting, Pochard & possible Water Pipit seen in flight only (PCF)

Belvide Res
Velvet Scoter, Scaup, 76x Golden Plover, Peregrine, 200x Fieldfare, 200x Meadow Pipit, 2x Little Owl & 2x Grey Wagtail (BB)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Branston Gravel Pits
Knot present this afternoon, also 4x Little Ringed Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 8x Ruff, 10x Redshank, 7x Snipe, 30x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 15x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler, Sand Martin & Raven (JWo)
Knot on South Pit by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter, drake Scaup, Little Egret, 45x Shoveler, 12x Sand Martin & 2x Curlew (BB)

Westport Lake
Black-tailed Godwit flew through NW this morning at 06.35 (NJS, CJW)

Longsdon Mill Pool
2x Little Owl & Red Kite (JJo)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 70x Wigeon, Goosander, pair Mandarin Duck, 5x Redwing, Grey Wagtail & 19x Linnet (RSw)

Oakamoor
Pair of Mandarin Duck on River Churnet by the weir (KKi)

Monday, 23 March 2015

Monday 23rd March 2015

Aqualate Mere
Female Marsh Harrier to right of the hide at 09.45, also Cetti's Warbler & Water Rail (CJW, NJS)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Grey Plover still from east screen near the North Pit at 11.00

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still present, plus drake Scaup and a Little Ringed Plover briefly

Chasewater Res
2nd year Mediterranean Gull at 12.30 circled and flew East, also 7x Sand Martin (IWh)

Gailey Res
Egyptian Goose this evening sat on small middle island on fishing pool [2nd site record]. Also 7x Gadwall, 5x Goldeneye, 4x Oystercatcher and Tawny Owl (SR)

Oakamoor
Pair of Mandarin Duck on River Churnet by the weir (KK)

Trentham
Oystercatcher on the island at Trentham Gardens this morning (MJW)

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday 22nd March 2015

Aqualate Mere
Female Marsh Harrier this afternoon from 16.15 til 16.40 quartering the far end of Mere from hide (JMa)

Chasewater Res
Pair of Garganey of Target Point this evening (nessie_w)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Grey Plover on Jubilee Wetlands at North end, also Black-tailed Godwit & 6x Dunlin (TVB)

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam and drake Scaup

Himley Great Pool
Drake Red-crested Pochard (SE)

Photo by Hughie King

Hoar Cross
5x Tree Sparrow and 2x Raven over (DT)

Cannock Chase
6x Yellowhammer, 2x Reed Bunting, 3x Raven, 2x Tawny Owl (MJa)

Aston - Burston
1x Green Sandpiper, 2x Jack Snipe, 34x Snipe, Water Rail, Little Egret, 5x Goosander, 42x Teal, 16x Stock Dove (DCo)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Saturday 21st March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam and drake Scaup

Blithfield Res
Redhead Smew still in Tad Bay also 8x Goosander, 15x Shoveler, 10x Sand Martin, Wheatear, Chiffchaff  (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
12x Sand Martin, 9x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 57x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 3x Chiffchaff (RP)

Gailey
2x Teal, 2x Shoveler, 6x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, Peregrine, 4x Oystercatcher, Tawny Owl, 4x Chiffchaff (SR)

Westport Lake
Rock Pipit over at 06:45, 6x Chiffchaff, 3x Redpoll over and Shelduck flew in 0930 (NJS)

Hanley Forest Park
No sign 1w drk SMEW this morning (NJS) and no sign yesterday (PLo)

Chasewater
Common Sandpiper this morning (CMa) 2nd winter Caspian Gull in the roost (JA)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit, Water Rail, 9x Goosander, Little Egret (BC LC) 6x Water Pipit including one in sum plumage (SWe)

Branston GP
1x Merlin, 4x Redshank, 1x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Chiffchaff, 8x Ruff, 15x Wigeon (NJS, CJW)

Aqualate Mere
2x Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher, 30x Shelduck & Cetti's Warbler (heard). (RS)
 
Copmere
Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 6x Goldeneye, Raven & 2x Chiffchaff. (RSw)

Cannock Chase (Rifle Range/Penkridge Bank)
2x Stonechat, Raven, Redpoll, 2x Brambling (SR)

Dilhorne
Wheatear at Little Bank Top farm (RP)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday 20th March 2015

Blithfield Res
Redhead Smew in Tad Bay also male Wheatear behind Admaston Reach (SCl)

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam also drake Scaup

River Sow Meadows Stafford
123x Wigeon, Little Egret, Curlew, 3x Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 194x Fieldfare, 18x Linnet (RSw)

Stoke - Radial Park
Wheatear and 2x Chiffchaff (RGi)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear early morning

Silverdale CP - The Void
6x Chiffchaff this morning (2 in song), 4x Goosander (BC LC)
Additional - Wheatear, Stonechat, 2x Teal, Orange Underwing Moth, Peacock (NDP)

Tucklesholme
Barn Owl again at 15:15 (ARu)

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 13x Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, c100x Lapwing (a few birds displaying around the scrape), 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Curlew, Snipe, 28x Shelduck, 14x Shoveler, 20x Gadwall, 18x Wigeon, 3x Chiffchaff. (JW)

Chasewater
Adult and 2w YL Gull
 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Thursday 19th March 2015

Belvide Resv
ad fem Velvet Scoter still plus drk Scaup

Westport Lake
1x Woodcock flushed this morning plus 3x Chiffchaff (NJS)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drk Smew atill present this morning (SS)


The long staying still at Hanley by Steve Seal

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit, 3x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Sand Martin, 3x Shelduck, 11x Goosander, 4x Water Rail (SPe)

Aqualate Mere
2x Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers early afternoon

Chasewater Res
3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 9x Sand Martin & 2x Oystercatcher (@CWG_sightings)

Wharf Lane/Highfield Road, Chasetown
Egret sp, poss GWE reported in a field visiting the brook on and off for a few days (@CWG_sightings)

Tittesworth Resv
2x Chiffchaff this morning (SGi)

Silverdale CP
No sign of WOODLARK this morning but 2x drk Shoveler (STu)

Whitemoor Haye
191x Wigeon, 26x Teal, 18x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, (SC)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear, 3x Chiffchaff (RT KH). 3x Wheatear late PM in "Lapland Bunting" paddock (IBu)

Tucklesholme
Barn Owl this afternoon, 8x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, c1000 Starling (IWh)

Fradley
Wheatear, Jack Snipe, 18x Snipe, 3x Chiffchaff (IWh)

Churnet Valley-Oakamoor
Mandarin on R Churnet downstream from cricket ground (KK)

Trentham Gardens
6x Mandarin (BCo)

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam also drake Scaup, 1w Med Gull

Silverdale CP
Woodlark calling on several occasions on the Void up to late morning when the fog cleared (PAD)

Doxey Marshes
Little Ringed Plover, Redshank & 3x Water Pipit, 3x Little Egret, 14x Goosander, 8x Shoveler, 6x Shelduck, Pochard, 2x Snipe (RT, MB)

Wetley Moor
3x Brambling, c20 Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Jay, Curlew & 2x Raven (RBu, DSc)

Milwich
Red Kite near the church (AHa)

Cannock Chase
4x Raven, Frogs spawning in Sherbrook Valley, 2x Fox Moth Caterpillar, 1x Drinker Moth Caterpillar, 3+ Buff-tailed Bumblebees (JW)

Fox Moth & Drinker caterpillars (JW)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter, drake Scaup, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 2x Curlew & 2x Sand Martin (BB)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drake Smew still (NJS)

Branston Gravel Pits
11x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 8x Ringed Plover, 2x Snipe, 5x Dunlin, 32x Shelduck, 19x Gadwall, 8x Shoveler, c20 Wigeon, 2x Water Rail, c150 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5x Great Black-backed Gull, c1000 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Redpoll, Tawny Owl & c300 Fieldfare (JWo, PBe)

Branston Water Park
5x Shelduck & 3x Chiffchaff (JWo, PBe)

Westport Lake
Chiffchaff singing this afternoon also 7x Pochard (BC LC)

Tittesworth
Pair of Mandarin (MNe)

Burston - Aston
Barn Owl at 19:00, 4x Green Sandpiper, 17x Snipe, 2x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 50x Teal, 2x Kingfisher, 3x Stock Dove (DCo)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday 16th March 2015

Belvide Resv
ad fem Velvet Scoter still plus drk Scaup

Whitemoor Haye
177x Wigeon, 5x Goldeneye, 7x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 4x Teal 2x Oystercatcher, Redshank, 30x Yellowhammer, 50x Linnet, Little Egret, 194x Mute Swan (SCo)

Silverdale CP
2x Stonechat, Greylag Goose on The Void (PC)

Westport Lake
Adult Kittiwake circled for 5 minutes then flew east (DKe)

Stoke on Trent
Red Kite over Norton this morning (BCo)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drake Smew again at 14:45 (NJS)

Caverswall
Little Egret in fields behind the cricket club (SC)

Branston Water Park
3x Chiffchaff singing, Shelduck, Gadwall. (JW)

Barton-under-Needwood
c70x Wigeon at marina, Blackcap – female. (JW)

Marchington Woodland – Thorney Lanes
Curlew singing over the fields, c20x Meadow Pipit over. (JW)

River Sow Meadows Stafford
Little Egret, Goosander, 88x Wigeon, 12x Teal, 20x Lapwing, 150x Fieldfare & 250x Jackdaw. (RS)

Chatterley Valley
Barn Owl at 18:00 (RSu)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday 15th March 2015

Belvide Res
Adult Iceland Gull over NW at 11.10, also female Velvet Scoter still off the dam, drake Scaup, 2x 1w Med Gull (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 15x Goosander, 6x Water Rail, 5x Chiffchaff, 5x Shelduck, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 10x Linnet (SP)

Endon Sewage Works
2x White Wagtail with 107x Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff & 34x Meadow Pipit (GBr)

Gailey Res
10x Gadwall, 23x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, roosting Tawny Owl, Chiffchaff & c50 Linnet (SRi)

Thorswood
Curlew, 2x Raven, 2x Linnet, Sparrowhawk, 150x Fieldfare & 300-400x Starling (TEy)

Hoar Cross
Little Egret and pair of Mandarin in flooded field along River Swarbourn (DT)

Whitemoor Haye
188x Mute Swan, 144x Wigeon, 6x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, Redshank & Goldcrest (SC)

Croxall GP
c30 Teal, 11x Pochard, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Goosander, 3x Gadwall & Chiffchaff (SC)
Also Pintail

Hanchurch Woods
30x Coal Tit, 20x Siskin (AR)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Saturday 14th March 2015

Belvide Res
Adult female Velvet Scoter still off the dam, drake Scaup & 2x Chiffchaff (SC) Also 2x Sand Martin (RBA)

Berryhill
Wheatear by the pallet stacks field (NDP)

Doxey Marshes
3 Water Pipit 100mtrs left of octagonal hide, 9x Goosander, 2x Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, 24x Teal, 3x Water Rail, 3x Buzzard, 4x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler (HKi)

 The Water Pipits at Doxey by Hughie King

Aqualate Mere
Chiffchaff by hide, 2x Sand Martin, Willow Tit & 33x Shelduck (RPo)
Also 65x Pochard, 28x Goldeneye, 103x Wigeon, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Marsh Tit, 3x Sand Martin, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Redwing & Cetti's Warbler heard (RSw)
Also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (AMa)

Gailey Resv
3x Sand Martin, 1x Chiffchaff, 2x Curlew (in sheep field then flew E), 8x Gadwall, 7x Goldeneye, 23x Pochard, 2x Raven (SR)

Wilbrighton Hill
2x Stonechat, 58x Fieldfare & 9x Reed Bunting (RSw)

Uttoxeter Quarry
11x Sand Martin, 6x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 8x Goldeneye, 6x Goosander, 50x Wigeon, 4x Pochard & 3x Mandarin Duck (RPo)

Branston GP
26x Tufted Duck, 66x Teal, 26x Wigeon, Redshank, 22x Gadwall, 3x Shoveler, 5x Curlew, 17x Shelduck & 2x Ringed Plover (SC)

Whitemoor Haye
140x Mute Swan, 51x Wigeon, 22x Teal & 10x Goldeneye (SC)

Endon SW
1x Chiffchaff, 78x Pied Wagtails (GBr)

Knypersley Resv
29x Goosander (inc 10 drk) (GBr)

Alton-Dimmingsdale
150x Meadow Pipit, 2x Mandarin, 2x Raven (TE)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday 13th March 2015

Belvide Resv
ad fem Velvet Scoter still off the dam and drk Scaup still (@BelvideBirding)

Croxall Lakes
4x Jack Snipe, 4x Little Egret, 42x Snipe, 8x Goosander, 4x Sand Martin, Water Rail (IW)

Whitemoor Haye
3x LR Plover through, 11x Sand Martin, c300 Fieldfare (IW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Sand Martin, 16x Goosander, 4x Mandarin, 9x Oystercatcher, 1x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpipers (IBu)

Bramshall
1x Sand Martin (IBu)

Westport Lake
1x Chiffchaff, 4x Shoveler (NJS)

Wetley Moor
2x Brambling, 20x Bullfinch, 10x Reed Bunting (RB)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday 12th March 2015

Belvide Resv
ad fem Velvet Scoter still off dam, drk Scaup, 2x Sand Martin, 2x Yellow-legged Gulls (ad+3w) (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
2x Green Sandpiper, 10x Ruff, 197x Golden Plover, 5x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 17x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 5x Snipe, 10x Curlew, c150x Lapwing, 10x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 19x Wigeon, 34x Shelduck, 8x Little Grebe, 4x GBBG, 64x LBBG, c900x BHG, 1x Chiffchaff singing, 2x Bumblebee  (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge (GJM)

Chasewater
2w Caspian Gull in roost plus adult Yellow-legged Gull and leucistic BHG (@CWG_sightings)

Westport Lake
Imm drake Smew again (NJS, BC LC)

Apedale CP
Wheatear at 14:30 (SGM)

Proof shot by Simon Middleton

Berryhill
Wheatear this afternoon from the Palletstacks (RT)

Ford Green / Chatterley Valley
Barn Owl (JJ)

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Hanley Forest Park
Immature drake Smew still this morning (PLo)

Belvide Resv
Ad fem Velvet Scoter still present off the dam plus a drk Scaup (@BelvideBirding)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Doxey Marshes
Cetti's Warbler, 3x Water Pipit from Octagon hide, 5x Little Egret & 9x Goosander (BC, LC)

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still and the 3x Scaup. No sign of the Slavonian Grebe

Uttoxeter Quarry
55x Curlew, 32x Goosander, 11x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 2x Mandarin (RP)

Gailey
2x Goosander flew over, 21x Pochard, 8x Goldeneye, 5x Gadwall, 4x Oystercatcher (SR)

Newcastle-u-Lyme
1x Dipper on the Lyme Brook opposite the hosiptal (RSu)

Radial Park
Woodcock, Water Rail, 2x Curlew over, 7x Snipe, 22x Lapwing & 36x Pied Wagtail (DCo)

Branston Water Park
2x Oystercatcher (JW)

Monday, 9 March 2015

Monday 9th March 2015

Belvide Res
Slavonian Grebe off Gazebo Bay, female Velvet Scoter off the dam and the 3x Scaup still. Photo's below taken by Steve Nuttall




Westport Lake
Imm drk Smew again present today. Also 3x drk Shoveler (NJS)

Branston GP
8x Ringed Plover, 4x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 10x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 8x Snipe, 4x Redshank, 37x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 19x Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, 4x Mandarin, c400x LBBG, Cetti's Warbler (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
187x Mute Swan, 102x Wigeon, 6x Oystercatcher, 4x Goldeneye, 71x Yellowhammer, 2x Tree Sparrow, 1x Grey Partridge (SC)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday 8th March 2015

Westport Lake
1w drk Smew again present to 08:00hrs at least (N JS)

 Imm drk Smew still present this afternoon (PJ)

Belvide Resv
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam 07:00hrs also the 3x Scaup and the first Sand Martin at 11:55 (BB)

Croxall Lakes
Drake Garganey, 2x Pintail, Sand Martin (KP)

Chasewater
Juv Great Northern Diver still also adult Med Gull, adult YL Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Berryhill
7x Stonechat, 5x Goosander, 2x Curlew (RT)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Saturday 7th March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam also a Scaup, 55x Gadwall, Little Egret, 3x Stonechat, 3x Curlew & 4x Oystercatcher (BB)

Chasewater Res
2x adult Mediterranean Gull in roost (@CWG_sightings)

Uttoxeter Quarry
21x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Green Sandpiper, 18x Goosander, 10x Goldeneye, 84x Wigeon, 4x Pochard, 3x Gadwall (RP)

Brookleys Lake
30x Mandarin (good count for March) 3x Goosander (RP)

Alrewas Gravel Pit
316x Wigeon, 4x Chiffchaff, 4x Oystercatcher, 5x Gadwall & 5x Shoveler (SC)

Whitemoor Haye
Male Stonechat along rough track, also 191x Mute Swan, 4x Goldeneye & 86x Wigeon (SC)

Branston GP's
69x Golden Plover, 8x Ruff, 1x Grey Partridge, 12x Redshank, 37x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler, 16x Curlew, 5x Snipe and a Peacock (NJS)

Knypersley Resv
11x Goosander (6m), 1x Woodcock, 25x Redwing but no WATER RAILS seen or heard (GBr) 

Cannock Chase
2x Stonechat Sherbrook Valley (JW)

Barton under Needwood
Brimstone butterfly (JW)

Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday 6th March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam also the 3x Scaup

Westport Lake
3x Oystercatcher dropping down towards Westport this morning at 08.42 (PJ)

Whitemoor Haye
176x Mute Swan, 90x Lapwing, 71x Wigeon, 4x Golden Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, several Yellowhammer & Tree Sparrow (SC)

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Thursday 5th March 2015

Belvide Res
Female Velvet Scoter still off the dam also the 3x Scaup still.

Silverdale CP (The Void)
YL Gull, 2x Stonechat, 12x Goosander (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, pair of Stonechat, 3x Little Egret, 7x Shoveler, Shelduck, 2x Barnacle Geese (DS)

Blithfield Res
Oystercatcher on the causeway (DS)

Cheddlton-Consall
Curlew this morning (DS)

Newcastle
Raven over Basford this afternoon (BC)