Friday, 7 August 2020

Friday 7th August 2020

Brewood area
 5x Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, 2x Green Woodpecker, (PCo)

Branston GPs
Fem Marsh Harrier on BM pit still at 18:20, Great Egret, 15x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 14x Little Egret, (CEc)  -  also Green Sandpiper, ad YL Gull, 6x Mandarin, 30x Pochard, 65x Gadwall, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Baldwins Gate
Osprey over at 13:15, (RWh)

Middleton Lakes
Red Kite this afternoon, (KAs)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Great Egret, 7x Little Egret, 6x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, LRP, (ABa)




Thursday, 6 August 2020

Thursday 6th August 2020

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Mandarin, (MSm)  -  Ruff dropped in at 16:45

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, LRP, Little Egret, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (NDP)

Longnor
Red Kite over Newtown, (TMe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
Juv Little Tern from 16:44

Tittesworth Water
5x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 30x Lapwing, 5x Mandarin, (JOa)

Baldwins Gate
2x Hobby, (RWh)

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Middleton Lakes
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Common Sandpiper, 11x Little Egret, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin, (MSm)

Aston - Burston pool
Green Sandpiper, 120x Lapwing, (CBr)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret still on Tillington Flash, (CBr)

Billbrook
Hobby over Jubilee Wood, (PCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Quail calling off the west lane track at 15:50, also 4x juv Whinchat

Tittesworth Water
6x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 57x Lapwing, 5x Mandarin, Redstarts, (JOa)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat still, Redstart, 2x Stonechat, (NDP)

Branston GPs
6x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 41x Lapwing, 11x Little Egret, YL Gull, 10x Common Tern, 4x Mandarin, 2x Hobby, Peregrine, 20x Swift, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, CEc)


Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Codsall
Ring-necked Parakeet, (MFo)

Breech Road Moorlands
Red Kite over also 5x Willow Ttt, (DGH)

Enville
Green Sandpiper, Redstart, (DBa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Common Terns, (PFo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)SRi)
3x juv Arctic Tern 

Burslem
Ring-necked Parakeet over Chemical Lane, (SO)

Middleton Lakes
4x Garganey on JW south also Mandarin, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, (MercianBirding)

Branston GPs
9x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 52x Lapwing, 14x Little Egret, 12x Common Tern, 5x Common Gull, Hobby, Peregrine, 60x Swift, 2x Green Woodpecker, 9x Pochard, 53x Gadwall, 22x Teal, 2x Mandarin, 41x Little Grebe + 31x juvs, (JWo)

Dimmingsdale
Crossbill over Serpentine Drive, (ABa)

Gailey Resv
Juv YL Gull,  also Mandarin, (SRi)

Stafford
Red Kite over Beacon Hill and Hopton, 



Monday, 3 August 2020

Monday 3rd August 2020

Middleton Lakes
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x LRP, 4x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2x Garganey,  Mandarin, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Hobby, (MSm)

Brewood area
Little Owl, 5x Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Crossbills over, (PCo)

Trentham Gardens
1s Med Gull, 2x Common Tern, (RTo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, LRP, (CBr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 4x Dunlin, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, Common Terns, (DBa)

Tittesworth Water
5x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 112x Lapwing, Common Gull, 2x Mandarin, 2x Barnacle Geese, (SGi)

Baldwins Gate
Hobby, (RWh)

Branston GPs
Juv Black Tern still, 11x Common Tern, 8x Curlew, Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 9x Little Egret, 4x Mandarin, (CEc)

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Radford Meadows
Wood Sandpiper still, 2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Snipe, (ESm)

Whitemoor Haye
Grey Partridge, 3x Tree Sparrow, 8x Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Goldeneye, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, (SCo)

Middleton Lakes
Ruff, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, (MSm)  -  2x Garganey JW south, (TPe)

Branston GPs
Juv Black Tern still to 10:40 at least, 8x Common Tern, Redshank, 6x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 12x Little Egret, 2x Hobby, 3x Green Woodpecker, Mandarin, (DSc)  -  also ad YL Gull, (JWo)

                                                          Black Tern by Dave Scattergood

                                                                             
Black Tern by Jon Woodcock

Alrewas NMA
Green Woodpecker, Hobby, 2x Goosander, Little Egret, Junction Pit - 11x Green Sandpiper, (SCo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret still, 5x Little Egret, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 11x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, (RPo)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 4x Redstart, Stonechat, (RTo, NDP)  -  2x Little Egret on Bottleslow early am

Knypersley Resv
Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Tit, Little Owl, fem Mandarin, (GBr)

Baddeley Green
Hobby over Leek New Road at 13:20, also Crossbills heard flying over(GBr)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Common Gull, (RRa)

Aston by Stone - Burston pool
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, 300x Lapwing, (@fisherandbirder)  -  also 3x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, (AEa)

Tittesworth Resv
7x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 176x Lapwing, juv Redstarts, (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Greenshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 8x Oystercatcher, ad YL Gull, 10x Common Tern, (NMo)

Knighton
Quail calling at SJ746273, (RSu)

Whitfield Valley
Redstart, (RGi)

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Saturday 1st August 2020

Middleton Lakes
3x Garganey by benches, 2x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper flew over JW, (MSm)  also YL Gull (SPA)  -  Mandarin Duck, Ruff

Radford Meadows
Wood Sandpiper on BMW scrape, (RSw)

Gailey Resv
Ad YL Gull to 10:30 only also a Hobby, (SRi)

Knypersley Resv
Osprey over also a Hobby, (GBr)

Branston GPs
Black Tern at Ashy pit, (TPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret, 13x Little Egret, 4x Green Sandpiper, 4x Common Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 4x LRP, Oystercatcher, YL Gull, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel south, Pied Flycatcher briefly,

Silverdale CP
Gropper at Victory pool area, (PCa)

Tittesworth Water
Hobby, YL Gull, Common Gull, 2x Common Tern, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 170x Lapwing, 6x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 3x Goosander, Mandarin, (SGi, IB, KH)

Goldsitch Moss
Grey Partridge, Whinchat, (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x juv Med Gull, 2x Whimbrel, Greenshank, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, (SE,HF)

Med Gulls by Steve Edwards

Alrewas Arboretum
7x Green Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, (JWo)

Catholme (footpath)
5x Little Egret, (JWo)

Baldwins Gate
Hobby, (RWh)

Friday, 31 July 2020

Friday 31st July 2020

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, 2x Great Egret , 2x Little Egret, (MGo)

Brewood
7x Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Tit, Yellowhammer, 2x Green Woodpecker, (PCo)

Branston GPs
Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 15x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 51x Lapwing, YL Gull, 20x Common Tern, 21x Little Egret, Peregrine, 19x Pochard, (JWo)


Thursday, 30 July 2020

Thursday 30th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, Hobby, (MSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 4x Common Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, YL Gull, (ABa)

Little Haywood
Red Kite at 11:00, (VLa)

Tittesworth Water
9x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 82x Lapwing, 2x Redstart, (JOa, TMe)

                                                                Redstart by Tammy Mellor

Longnor
3x Red Kite, (SMo)

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wednesday 29th July 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey 13:25 - 13:40 the drifted south, 5x Crossbill over south

Berryhill
2x Whinchat still, juv Redstarts, 2x juv Stonechat, (NDP, RTo)

                                                            Whinchat by Nick Pomiankowski

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 15x Curlew, 12x Ringed Plover, 9x Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, 31x Lapwing, 16x Little Egret, 51x Common Tern, YL Gull, 3x Mandarin, 2x Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, (CEc, JWo, DSc)

                                                   Black-tailed Godwit by Dave Scattergood

Tittesworth Water
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, (TMe)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin, 70x Lapwing, (RRa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, (ABa)

Morridge
Red Kite, (SCh)

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
Garganey on JW south, 4x Green Sandpiper, 9x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Hobby, (MSm)  -  40x Black-tailed Godwit on JW at 15:30, (MCh)

Ford Green
Juv Med Gull to 11:05 only, (JJo)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat still, 4x juv Redstart, juv Stonechat, Peregrine, (NDP)

Blithfield Resv
3x Sanderling, 17x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, YL Gull, Wheatear, (TJa, DRo)  -  also juv Cuckoo, 15x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x LRP, Curlew, 2x Little Egret, (DBa)  -  also Arctic Tern, Blackwits increased to 26, Ringed Plover, (PDo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, (TJa, DRo)

Gailey Resv
Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Grey Wagtail, (PCo)

Tittesworth Water
3x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 8x LRP, 8x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Common Tern, 157x Lapwing, (JOa, LH)

Drayton Bassett
Juv Cuckoo this afternoon, (MSm)

Baldwins Gate
2x juv Yellow Wagtail, (RWh)

Branston GPs
12x Little Egret, 46x Common Tern, 15x Curlew, LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x Mandarin, (DSc)

Monday, 27 July 2020

Monday 27th July 2020

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Sanderling, 42x Dunlin, 8x Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 18x Oystercatcher, 8x LRP, Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 2x Arctic Tern, c50 Common Tern, (ABa)

Middleton Lakes
Wheatear on east scrape, 8x Little Egret, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 250x Lapwing, (MSm)  -  4x Black-tailed Godwit thru, 

Tittesworth Water
6x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 136x Lapwing, Common Tern, 2x Redstart, 4x Mandarin, (SGi, WLH)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret dropped onto the main pit at 18:25, (ABa)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 2x Redstart, 2x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

Whinchat by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs
Juv Med Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 8x Curlew, 38x Lapwing, 44x Common Tern, ad YL Gull, 10x Little Egret, (JWo)


Sunday, 26 July 2020

Sunday 26th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x LRP, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Pintail, (MSm)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Tree Sparrow, (SCo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red Kite, 21x Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Ringed Plover, 6x LRP, Redshank, Wheatear, 2x Little Egret, ad YL Gull at deep end, (JJH, SJH)  -  Turnstone Blithe Bay, (AMa)  -  Whimbrel, 4x Sanderling, 30x Dunlin, 3x Redshank, Green Sandpiper,  (DOu, LOu)  -  6x Arctic Tern, Redstart, Willow Tit, (MPR)

                                                           Sanderlings by Steve Edwards

                                                                            
                                                           Turnstone by Steve Edwards

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, Stonechat, 2x Redstart, (NDP)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby, 3x Willow Tit, Mandarin, (GBr)

Aqualate
Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, (TGM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
2x imm Pied Flycatcher along southeast bay, 3x Arctic Tern thru SW at 11:25, 1s Caspian Gull

Radford Meadows
600x Swift, Hobby, 2x Little Egret, 20x Lapwing, (RSw)

Brewood area
Little Owl, Yellowhammers, (PCo)

Branston GPs
Imm Marsh Harrier South Lake then flew towards Sandy pit, 40x Common Tern, 14x Little Egret, 8x Ringed Plover, LRP, 18x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Mandarin, 2x Peregrine, ad YL Gull, Yellow Wagtail, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
Common Tern, 9x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 146x Lapwing, 6x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, (JOa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret, 8x Little Egret, 15x Curlew, 6x LRP, 3x Green Sandpiper, 7x Common Sandpiper, 8x Oystercatcher, (ABa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Common Tern, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin, (RRa)

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Saturday 25th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
3x Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, 3x LRP, 3x Green Sandpiper, (MSm)  -  also 2x Ringed Plover, 264x Lapwing, (MercianBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Common Scoter, Whimbrel thru, (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret, YL Gull, 12x Little Egret, 11x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 11x Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, Dunlin, 3x Oystercatcher, Peregrine, (NDP)

Tittesworth Water
Redshank, 110x Lapwing, 5x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Gull, 3x Mandarin, Goosander, 2x Redstart, 3x Grey Wagtail, (SGi, IB,CT)

Alvecote
8x Little Egret, 4x Common Tern, (MSc)

Burston
7x Green Sandpiper, Red Kite, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammer, (AHa)

Alrewas Arboretum
3x Green Sandpiper, also 12x Buffalow in the field between the A38  and the signal box at Alrewas, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 15x Curlew, 14x Ringed Plover, LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 36x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, 40x Swift, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, (SDA, TDA)

Upper Tean
Red Kite over the A50, (DMo)


Friday, 24 July 2020

Friday 24th July 2020

Burston
6x Green Sandpiper still, (AEa)

Stafford
Hobby over Park Avenue, (AHa)

Berryhill
Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, 40x Swifts around the mast, (IBu)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, Little Egret, 4x Common Tern, 

Tittesworth Water
YL Gull, Common Tern, 7x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 65x Lapwing, (JOa)

Ramshaw Rocks
Juv Cuckoo, (KMa)

Drayton Bassett
Peregrine over this evening, 

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 30x Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 20x Common Tern, 8x Little Egret, Peregrine, (DSc)


Thursday, 23 July 2020

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, 4x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Snipe, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, (MSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry
10x Little Egret, 2x Dunlin, 10x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, (RPo)

Tittesworth Water
Dunlin, 9x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 65x Lapwing, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, (JOa)  -  also YL Gull, Common Tern, 3x Mandarin, Goosander, (SGi)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret still on Ashy pit, Greenshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 11x Ringed Plover, 10x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 36x Common Tern, 12x Little Egret, 42x Little Grebe + 16 juvs, (JWo)

Ellaston
Little Egret flying down the River Dove, (PBu)

Burston
7x Green Sandpiper, (STu)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, (KMa)


Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret on Ashy pit, 9x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Curlew, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper,  4x Oystercatcher, 38x Common Tern, 14x Little Egret, YL Gull, Marsh Tit, Hobby, (CEc, JWo)

                                                               Cattle Egret by Jon Woodcock

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Arctic Tern northwest, (MPR,GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, 2x Common Tern, Mandarin, (NGR)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Med Gull, 

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 6x Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, LRP, (ARa)  -  also 3x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, (SPA)

Bottleslow Flash
Green Sandpiper early morning, Little Egret, (RTo)

Morridge
Red Kite over at 11:00, (JOa)

Butterton
Osprey over SW, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstarts, (DGH)

Keele
7x Crossbill over, (MSu)


Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Berryhill
4x Redstart (3 juvs), Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, (RTo, NDP)

Brewood
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, (PCo)

Pool Hall
Juv Redstart, (GCl)

Enville
Redstart at Mere Farm, (DBa)

Tittesworth Water
Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, 9x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, 93x Lapwing, 3x Mandarin, (JOa)

Swallow Moss
Cuckoo, Peregrine, (JOa)

Gailey Resv
Great Egret in tree on fishing pool at 20:05, (SRi)

Stoke 
Hobby over west end at 20:06, (NDP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
17x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP,  (ABa)

Branston GPs
5x Black-tailed Godwit, 13x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 23x Lapwing, 4x Mandarin, 16x Common Tern, 21x Little Egret, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Med Gull


Monday, 20 July 2020

Monday 20th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
5x Dunlin, Snipe, LRP, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, Little Egret, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, (DBa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
20x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, also 5x Whinchat, ad Med Gull, 

Tittesworth Water
YL Gull, 13x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 102x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 10x Mandarin, (SGi)

Stafford
2x Peregrine over Aldi car park, (ABa)

Botteslow Flash
2x Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Sunday 19th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
6x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Water Rail, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 

Knypersley Resv
Barn Owl along Lodge Barn Road, (GBr)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, 2x Common Tern, Peregrine, Little Egret, (GPr, TWi)

Audley Meadows
Juv Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, (PDo)

Branston GPs
Crossbill over west at 10:49 (site tick), 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Dunlin, 9x Curlew, 12x Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, Mandarin, 20x Common Tern, 10x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Green Woodpecker, 2x Southern Hawker, (DSc)

Southern Hawker by Dave Scattergood

Tittesworth Water
Black-tailed Godwit, 9x LRP, 3x Curlew, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 103x Lapwing, 4x Common Tern, 5x Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, (JOa)

Tittensor Chase
Hobby, Yellowhammer, (AR)

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Saturday 18th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
4x Green Sandpiper, 13x Oystercatcher, 4x LRP, Ringed Plover, (SPA)  -  Common Sandpiper, 

Knypersley Resv
Greenshank over, Common Tern, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water
Ad YL Gull, 4x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, (SGi)

By Steve Gibson

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 3x Stonechat, Little Egret, (RTo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2s Med Gull, 14x Common Sandpiper, 

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Red Kite near the A50, Caspian Gull, 12x Little Egret, 6x Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 3x LRP, 9x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, (ABa)

By Andy Barker

                                                               Caspian Gull by Andy Barker
                                                                     
Branston GPs
Turnstone, 5x Oystercatcher, 3x Dunlin, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 13x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, ad YL Gull, 10x Little Egret, 50x Swift. 3x Mandarin, (DSc)

Friday, 17 July 2020

Friday 17th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
5x Green Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LRP, Hobby, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Knot from the area of the closed Cliffs hide, 15x Common Sandpiper, 6x Dunlin, 12x LRP, Redshank, YL Gull,  (GWi)

Rocester
Red Kite drifting west at 08:10, (JDr)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, LRP, 

Branston GPs
6x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 14x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 25x Lapwing, 7x Little Egret, 15x Common Tern, YL Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, 12x White-letter Hairstreak, 10x Purple Hairstreak, 16x Gatekeeper, 3x Holly Blue, (JWo)


Thursday, 16 July 2020

Thursday 16th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
5x Black-tailed Godwit to 07:30 only, Ringed Plover, LRP, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Crossbill NE thru Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Brewood
4x Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, (PCo)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 2x Stonechat, Redstart, - Bottleslow Flash, Little Egret and ad YL Gull this evening, (RTo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whinchat off west lane track

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret still, Common Tern, Common Gull, 

Branston GPs
6x Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 4x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 6x Ringed Plover, 32x Lapwing, 15x Common Tern, YL Gull, Common Gull, 10x Little Egret, 2x Hobby, Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Ashley
Quail singing in wheat field, (RSu)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Wednesday 15th July 2020

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Redshank briefly before flying off north, (MFo)  -  3x Common Sandpiper, (JDu)

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, Yellow Wagtail, (MSm)

Rudyard
Cattle Egret over the lake at 08:00, LRa)

Enville
LRP, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DBa)

Branston GPs
6x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 9x Little Egret, 15x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)  -  also drake Common Scoter, 15x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Curlew, Redshank,  (BAS, AMS)  -  also Common Scoter still at 21:00, 24x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 8x Shoveler (one juv) = first breeding success here, (DSc)

Uttoxeter Quarry
13x Little Egret on main pit, 21x Curlew, (ABa)

Barton Gate
Red Kite over at 16:12, (KBi)

Brankley Pastures
Plenty of Gamekeepers and Small Skippers, (JWo)


Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank on JW, (MSm)

Trentham Gardens
2x Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher, 12x Mandarin, Little Egret, Redstart, (RTo)

Brewood
Hobby, 2x Yellowhammer, Spotted Flycatcher, (PCo)

Tittesworth Water
9x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 78x Lapwing, Curlew, 5x Mandarin, Goosander, Redstart, (JOa)

Radford Meadows
Gropper this morning, (PDe, JTa)

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, 20x Lapwing, 8x Little Egret, 18x Common Tern, (JWo)

Alvecote
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 6x Little Egret, (MSc)

Stilecop (near Rugeley)
Unconfirmed report of a Golden Eagle over

Doxey Marsh
4x Common Tern on Creswell Flash, (SCa)