Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday 16th August 2017

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

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

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday 15th August 2017

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

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

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday 14th August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Peregrine by Jon Woodcock


Staffs

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday 13th August 2017

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

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

Aqualate
Imm Marsh Harrier this morning (@Ian_m_grant)

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday 11th August 2017

i54
Whinchat present (@154jamie)

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

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday 10th August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday 9th August 2017

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

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

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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Tuesday 8th August 2017

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

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

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

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

Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday 7th August 2017

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

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

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

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday 6th August 2017

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

Aqualate
Osprey thru 09:30 (@NandanNick)

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

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

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

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017

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

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

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

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

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday 4th August 2017

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

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

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

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

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper at 20:00 (ABU)

By Arturo Bobed


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017

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

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

Per CBa


Staffs

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

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

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

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

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

Whinchat by Jon Woodcock

Migrant Hawker by Jon Woodcock

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

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

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

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

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

Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday 31st July 2017

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

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

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

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


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday 30th July 2017

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

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

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


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017

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

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

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

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

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday 28th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
Turnstone briefly this afternoon (@Midlandsbirder)

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

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

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017

Middleton Lakes
Knot still on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)

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

Uttoxeter Quarry

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

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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017

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

i54
Male Whinchat, Redstart (@i54jamie)

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

Jon Woodcock


Staffs

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday 25th July 2017

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

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

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

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday 24th July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sunday 23rd July 2017

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

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

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

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

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