Thursday, 23 January 2020

Thursday 23rd January 2020

Westport Lake
5x Whooper Swan still also 3w YL Gull

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still in hedge along road by old orchard and old farmhouse,  2x Goldeneye, 28x Wigeon, 13x Pochard, 400x Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 6x Tree Sparrow, (SCo)

Blithbury
3x Whooper Swan still off the B5014 opposite Newlands Lane, (HKi)

Radford Meadows
Little Egret, 100x Lapwing, (IWi)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 8x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, 22x Snipe, Common Gull, 23x Gadwall, 20x Shoveler, 2x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, (DCo)

Stoke on Trent
4x Waxwing on Longton Hall Road past the school towards Blurton at 15:10, (DBl)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost,

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Westport Lake
5x Whooper Swan present at 09:40, (NDP)

Chasewater
Red-crested Pochard still on Slurry pool, (HKi, RPu, CMa,) - also 2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, Siskin, (CMa)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still early afternoon, (ABo)

By Jon Woodcock

Alrewas Sewage Works
4x Chiffchaff, 40x Wigeon, 4x Goldcrest, (JWo)

Alrewas Arbouretum
Great Egret (Junction Pit), 4x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Catholme (from the footpath)
100x Gadwall, 60x Wigeon, Little Egret, (JWo)

Hales Hall Pool
4x Goosander, (AR)

Alvecote
Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, (MSc)

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Stoke on Trent
4x Waxwing at Meir Park, Charminster Road - Goosemoor Grove, (JSm)

By J Smith

Oakhill
18x Raven over at 08:00, (LCa)

Blithbury
3x Whooper Swan still  from B5014 opposite Newlands Lane, (DBa)

Chasewater
Red-crested Pochard still on Slurry pool, Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Middleton Lakes
2x Jack Snipe, 15x Snipe, 2x Pintail, Great Egret, (RSPB)  -  also 7x Goldeneye, 5x Goldeneye, Barn Owl, 4x Shelduck, (SPA)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Common Gull, Water Pipit, Goosander, (RRa)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still, (GSa)

Croxall
Great Egret, 6x Little Egret, (GSa)

Branston GPs
2x Woodcock, 12x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 36x Golden Plover, 137x Lapwing, 13x Curlew, 7x Goldeneye, 7x Shelduck, 45x Pochard, 58x Wigeon, 49x Shoveler, 7x Shelduck, 20x Gadwall, 154x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 31x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 7x GBB Gull, 7x Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, Barn Owl,  (JWo)

Lyme Valley
4x Redpoll, Siskin, (RGi)

Monday, 20 January 2020

Monday 20th January 2020

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret still,  (NGr)

Croxall - NMA
Great Egret, Little Egret, 5x Redshank, Oystercatcher, Goldeneyes, (ABl)

Alrewas Junction Pit
Great Egret, 10x Little Egret, (JDe)

Stone
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Westbridge park by the river, (SPe)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still at 14:30, (ARu)  -  40x Golden Plover, 500x Lapwing, Peregrine, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Yellowhammer, 20x Linnet, Goldeneye, 12x Gadwall, Stonechat, (DBa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2w YL Gull in the roost  -  2x Red-crested Pochard Slurry pool

Trentham Gardens
4x Common Gull, (DEm)

Whitmore Bent Lane
250x Chaffinch, 30x Tree Sparrow, 3x Brambling, 130x Linnet, 2x Stonechat, 30x Reed Bunting, 10x Snipe, 20x Red-legged Partridge, (NDP)

Tittesworth Water
Oystercatcher, 27x Snipe, 10x Lapwing, 3x Pochard, 5x Goosander, 2x Dipper, Willow Tit, (SG, WLH,)

Pendeford Mill NR
2x Little Egret, 11x Gadwall, (PCo)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sunday 19th January 2020

Doxey Marsh
2x Oystercatcher, (GPr)

Berryhill
200x Pink-footed Geese over N in 4 skeins mid morning also 2x Stonechat still, (IBu)

High Lane
60x Pink-footed Geese over N, (SGi)

Croxden Quarry
136 x Pink-footed Geese in two skeins over NW at 11:20-11:25, (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest showing well, female Merlin from Sittles bend, (TPe)

Dimmingsdale
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:45, (TEy)

Croxall 
2x Redshank, Ruff, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (CEc)

Blithbury
3x Whooper Swan still east of the B5014 viewed from Newlands Lane junction, (BAS, AMS,)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Egyptian Geese, 4x Shelduck, Stonechat, (CNo)  -  also 2x Little Egret, 150x Lapwing, (LO4)

Knypersley Resv
110x Pink-footed Geese flew N  at 10:50, 6x Goosander on the lake, Willow Tit and 2x Woodcock by the  Osier beds, (GBr)

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, 180x Lapwing, 12x Golden Plover, 11x Curlew, 4x Snipe, Ad YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 52x Wigeon, 30x Shoveler, 6x Shelduck, 2x Egyptian Geese, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Saturday 18th January 2020

Middleton Lakes
4x Great Egret, 2x Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 7x Shelduck, 4x Egyptian Geese, (DCo)

Gailey Resv
Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still, (TPe)  -  2x Great Egret on far pool, also 3rd Great Egret flew along river,  2x Little Egret, 850x Lapwing, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 12x Goldeneye, 80x Wigeon, 2x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, (SCo)  -  also 15x GBB Gull, 8x Yellowhammer, 7x Egyptian Geese, (DSc)

Catholme
4x Stonechat, (TPe)

Blithbury
3x Whooper Swan still in roadside fields east of the B5014, (PAn)

Kingswood
2x Oystercatcher on small pool by lay-by, (@Ochruros)

Cannock Tip
Adult Iceland Gull

Oakedge
Great Egret, Little Egret, 68x Wigeon on floodplain near Wolseley Bridge, (CDa)

Berryhill
3x Little Egret over north at 09:55, (NDP)  -  2x Willow Tit, 4x Snipe, (IBu)

Radford Meadows
469x Golden Plover, 410x Lapwing, Ruff, Pintail, 402x Wigeon, 2x Shelduck, 22x Shoveler, 4x Goosander, 2x Little Egret, (RSw)

Whitfield Valley
Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, Stonechat, (JJo)

Tittesworth Water
3x Pochard, 7x Goosander, 36x Snipe, 10x Lapwing, 2x Common Gull, Willow Tit, (SG, WLH, IB, CT,)

Chasewater
2x adult Iceland Gull and 2x ad YL Gull in the roost

Alrewas NMA
2x Great Egret over also Oystercatcher, (SCo)  -  Peregrine, also c4000x Starling murmuration again at dusk over Alrewas, (JWo)

Croxall GP
54x Wigeon, 2x Chiffchaff, (SCo)

Brookleys Lake
c75x Mandarin Duck, (DSc)

Amington-River Anker
3x Goosander, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Hixon Airfield
192x Skylark, 62x Linnet, 300x Lapwing over, Stonechat, (RSw)

Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday 17th January 2020

Middleton Lakes
Female Hen Harrier to North Pit at 09:55 but no further sign by 11:00 also Great Egret, 2x Goldeneye, Common Gull, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Egyptian Geese, 6x Shelduck, (SPA)

Blithbury
3x Whooper Swan with 36 Mutes opposite Newlands Lane, (RCB)

Doxey Marsh
7x Gadwall, 3x Pochard, Goosander, Shelduck, 3x Shoveler, 2x Wigeon, 7x Snipe, 500x Lapwing, (GPr)

Alrewas
c4000 murmuration of Starlings (SCo)

Chasewater
2x Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, 3x ad YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard, 38x Pochard, 59x Shoveler, 64x Wigeon, 21x Gadwall, 8x Goldeneye, 86x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 17x Curlew, 10x Snipe, 78x Lapwing, 38x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, YL Gull, 4x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, 6x Redpoll, 40x Linnet, Stonechat, 2x Green Woodpecker, Barn Owl, (JWo, DSc)

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020

Botteslow Flash
Adult Caspian Gull having a wash and brush up from 08:50 to 09:05 at least, (RTo)

Colwich
Great Egret on River Trent floods adjacent to A513 south of Colwich, (RSw)

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4x Goosander, (MFo)

Hixon Airfield
Peregrine this morning, (RCB)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost,

Alvecote
Great Egret, 20x Wigeon, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard still, 51x Pochard, 73x Shoveler, 62x Wigeon, 32x Gadwall, 60x Teal, 4x Goldeneye, 16x Curlew, 25x Snipe, 3x Little Egret, 17x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 6x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, 12x Skylark, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Chasewater
17x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 3x Gadwall, 19x Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, Redpoll, (CMa)  -  Ad Iceland Gull and ad Caspian Gull in the roost

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x Brambling, 250x Chaffinch, 44x Snipe, 55x Pied Wagtail, Water Rail, 3x Tree Sparrow, (NDP)

Ingestre
Redshank with 436x Lapwing at Birch farm also 21x Pied Wagtail, (RCB)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler, (DEm)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, GBB Gull,

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still at 09:40, 40x Yellowhammer, 500x Lapwing, Great Egret, (DBa)

Croxall
5x Redshank, (DBa)

Great Haywood
Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 91x Wigeon, 3x Goldeneye on the Trent flood, (IPh)

Cuckoo Bank
400x Skylark, 40x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, (ABl)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Several thousand Starlings pre-roost near the A50 bridge, (TEy)

Radford Meadows
220x Lapwing, 120x Teal, Little Egret, Goosander, (DEv)

Monday, 13 January 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Middleton Lakes
2x Great Egret, Pintail, 5x GBB Gull, 2x Goosander, (KSa)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still at 11:20, (PBe)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull in roost

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard, 83x Pochard, 50x Wigeon, 57x Shoveler, 36x Gadwall, 120x Teal, 3x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 26x Little Grebe, 15x Curlew, 18x Snipe, 4x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 5x Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, 10x Skylark, (JWo, Dean,)

Alvecote
Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, (MSc)

Rocester
4x Goosander on south lake, (JDr)

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sunday 12th January 2020

Doxey Marsh
3x Water Pipit, Great Egret, Little Egret, 550x Lapwing, 14x Snipe, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Pochard, 3x Gadwall, 45x Teal, 13x Shoveler, 5x Wigeon, 5x Water Rail, 6x Stonechat, Siskin, (GPr, MBo, RRa, & WeBS team, )

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3x Chiffchaff, 2x Stonechat, (MFo)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still at 11:15, (SRi)

Chasewater
Ringtail Hen Harrier flew south over No Mans bank, Ad Iceland Gull in the roost

Radford Meadows
456x Golden Plover, 589x Lapwing, 4x Little Egret, 254x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, Peregrine, (RSw)

Brancote STW
Green Sandpiper, 182x Pied Wagtail, 3x Grey Wagtail, (RSw)

Cuckoo Bank
400x Skylark, 200x Redpoll, Merlin, Peregrine, 4x Stonechat

Branston GPs
Red- crested Pochard still on south lake (per CJW),  2x Little Egret, 65x Pochard, Goldeneye, 28x Shoveler, 14x Curlew, Woodcock, (DSc)

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Saturday 11th January 2020

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still by orchard, (TPe)  -  750x Lapwing, 111x Wigeon, 6x Goldeneye, 5x Gadwall, 7x Shoveler, 4x Egyptian Geese, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, GBB Gull, 2x Shelduck, (SCo)

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2x Stonechat, 27x Lapwing, 2x Grey Wagtail, 24x Grey Heron, (JDu)

Alrewas
4x Great Egret from J8ubilee bridge, (@Ochuros)

Middleton Lakes
Cattle Egret om JW, (MercianBirding)

Alvecote
Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, (MSc)

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

Tittesworth Water
3x Willow Tit, 12x Common Gull, 12x Snipe, 4x Goosander, 2x Pochard, (SG, WLH, IB, CT)  -  Good work by the team with the 200th nest box in situ.

Alrewas GP
4x Chiffchaff, 23x Wigeon, 30x Pied Wagtail, (SCo)

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard, 60x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 37x Gadwall, 14x Shoveler, 6x Shelduck, 13x Curlew, 15x Snipe, 80x Lapwing, 7x Common Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, Stonechat, 20x Linnet, Little Egret, (DSc)

Friday, 10 January 2020

Friday 10th January 2020

Doxey Marsh
3x Water Pipit, 3x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose, 2x Egyptian Geese, Pochard, 2x Goosander, 2x Common Gull, 5x Snipe, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Tittesworth Water
73x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 11:44, (SGi)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still at entrance to Rodige farm, (BPu)  -  210x Wigeon, 46x Pochard, 17x Goldeneye, 394x Greylag Geese, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DAb)  -  Elford North pit 5x Goosander, (DAb)

Middleton Lakes
5x Great Egret roosted riverside, 2x Green Sandpiper, 10x Goosander, (MercianBirding)  -  7x Little Egret, 8x Goldeneye, 90x Wigeon, 4x Pochard, Barn Owl, 3x Water Rail,  Stonechat, 

Consall
160x Pink-footed Geese over NNW at 11:15, (PBe)

Branston WP
2x Pochard, Goosander, 30x Gadwall, 6x Wigeon, (JWo)

Barton Marina
4x Pochard, 40x Wigeon, (JWo)

Tittesworth Water
Little Egret, Barnacle Goose, 3x Willow Tit, 8x Common Gull,  3x Pochard, 7x Goosander, (SGi)

Trentham Estate
60x Lapwing in field at bottom of Tittensor Hill, (AR)

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Thursday 9th January 2020

Doxey Marsh
3x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose, 2x Egyptian Geese, 19x Golden Plover, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Pochard, 4x Stonechat, (DBa, HKi)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still, 2x Egyptian Geese over, (JWo)

Catholme (from the footpath)
Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 22x Goosander, 200x Wigeon, Stonechat, (JWo)

Alrewas Arbouretum (river confluence)
Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Alrewas Junction Pit
2x Green Sandpiper Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Alrewas Sewage Works
Possible Siberian Chiffchaff, 10x Chiffchaff, 10x Goldecrest, (JWo)

Chasewater
4x YL Gull in the roost

Botteslow Flash
2w YL Gull, (RTo)

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Cannock Chase
Crossbills and Siskins Abrahams Valley, (ABl)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great Egret, 2x Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Goosander, (SPA)

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit, Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, (RCB)

Whitfield Valley
7x Little Egret again at north end, (JJo)

Baswich
40x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 13:30, (Baz)

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

Burston-Aston
Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 51x Snipe, 17x Teal, 2x Grey Wagtail, (DCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Yellowhammer, 2x Peregrine, (SE, HF)

By Steve Edwards

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still along the hedgerow, (BBe)

By Rob Bendelow

Cuckoo Bank
Willow Tit, 60x Skylark, 30x Redpoll, (JWo)

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Branston GPs
Drake Red-crested Pochard on Small Meadows pit, 49x Pochard, 45x Wigeon, 85x Teal, 41x Shoveler, 2x Goldeneye, 11x Gadwall, 6x Egyptian Geese, 15x Curlew, 70x Lapwing, 19x Snipe, 14x Common Gull, 4x GBB Gull, 25x Little Grebe, 2x Stonechat, (JWo)

Red-crested Pochard by Jon Woodcock

Monday, 6 January 2020

Monday 6th January 2020

Cannock Chase
150x Siskin Abrahams Valley. (DBa)

Tameside NR/River Tame
Redshank, 22x Lapwing, Little Egret, Goosander, (MSc)

Alrewas Junction Pit
30x Little Egret, 4x Great Egret, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)

Alrewas GP
Green Sandpiper, 2x Pochard, Chiffchaff, (SCo)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, 16x Snipe, 7x Goldeneye, 54x Pochard, 48x Wigeon, 95x Teal, 38x Shoveler, 9x Gadwall, Little Egret, 31x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 21x Common Gull, 11x GBB Gull, Grey Wagtail, Barn Owl, (JWo)

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Sunday 5th January 2020

Whitemoor Haye
29x Egyptian Geese, 5x Great Egret, 6x Pochard, 7x Goldeneye, 82x Wigeon, 34x Teal, 4x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, 850x Lapwing, Little Egret, (SCo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 400x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, 15x Shoveler, 14x Goosander, 3x Goosander, 2x Greenfinch, (GPr)  -  also 3x Water Pipit still near Octagonal hide also 10x Golden Plover and 13x Snipe over, (SRi)

Middeleton Lakes
Great Egret, Pintail, 2x Goldeneye on JW, 4x Goldeneye Dosthill NR,

Alrewas Junction Pit
4x Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, also 4x Redshank on river at confluence, (@Ochuros

Radford Meadows
Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 214x Golden Plover, 568x Lapwing, Goosander, 100s of Teal & Wigeon, (RSw)

Rocester
7x Goosander, (TEy)

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

Cuckoo Bank
Lapland Bunting again reported

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Saturday 4th January 2020

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Whooper Swan south over the dam, (GJM)

Cuckkoo Bank
Lapland Bunting still in field north of main track with 75x Skylark, later flown east to five sided field

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit, Great Egret, Little Egret, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still near farmhouse-old pig farm

Chasewater
Marsh Harrier chased by Gulls into reeds also 8x Goosander, (RBa)  -  1w Caspian Gull, and 3w YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water
Woodcock, 37x Snipe, Pochard, 7x Goosander, Common Gull, Willow Tit, 12x Lapwing, (SG, WLH, IB, CT)

Cannock Chase
4x Goosander, Fair Oak pool, (JPe)

Kings Bromley
Pintail still from the lay-by (JPa)

Branston GPs
24x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 92x Wigeon, 50x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 18x Shoveler, 7x Shelduck, Curlew, 2x YL Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, (DSc)

Branston WP
56x Wigeon, 10x Wigeon, Water Rail, (DSc)

Croxall
Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 30x Teal, (ABr, TBr)


Friday, 3 January 2020

Friday 3rd January 2020

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

Middleton Lakes
2x Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, Great Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, (SPA)

Blackbank
2x Jack Snipe, (NDP)

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Chiffchaff, (MFo)

Gailey Resv
3x Goldeneye, 19x Pochard, Goosander, (IMo)

Pendeford Mill
2x Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 8x Gadwall,  (PCo)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, Goldeneye, GBB Gull, Grey Wagtail, (CMa, RFe)  -  also 45x Lapwing, 10x Snipe, 6x Goldeneye, 78x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 47x Pochard, 22x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 2x Little Egret, 22x Little Grebe, 16x Common Gull, 3x YL Gull, 15x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 25x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 2x Barn Owl, (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Grey Partridge, Golden Plover with Lapwing flock, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammers, (CMa, RFe)  -  Firecrest still in hedge between farmhouse and quarry crossing, (BRe)

By Ben Reavey

Chatterley Whitfield
3x Little Egret at the top of the valley, (PMo)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Water Pipit, Pink-footed Goose, 2x Egyptian Geese,  Goosander, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

Trentham Gardens
2x Dipper, 2x Pochard, 12x Gadwall, Little Egret, (HF,SE)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost

Longton
Little Egret over the fire station at 15:45, (IBu)

Alrewas Sewage farm
Probable Siberian Chiffchaff with 8x Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, (DSc)

Alrewas Junction Pit
3x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Catholme
11x Goldeneye, 6x Goosander, 2x Little Egret, Stonechat, (DSc)

Westport Lake
18x Pochard, 8x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit, (SGi)




Thursday, 2 January 2020

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Stoke on Trent
75x Pink-footed Geese over Longton east at 11:15, (AR)

Whitfield Valley
7x Little Egret, (JJo)

Middleton Lakes
2x Pintail, Great Egret, 20x Goldeneye, (SAt) - also 3x Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, 9x Little Egret, GBB Gull, (MSm)

Swallow Moss
120x Pink-footed over SSE, (DGH)

Alrewas Junction Pit
Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
Peregrine, 600x Lapwing, 15x Egyptian Geese, Yellowhammer, Stonechat, (JWo, DSc, Dean)  -  also 14x Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3x Goldeneye, (DBa)

Catholme  (from the footpath)
2x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 8x Goosander, 130x Wigeon, (JWo, Dean)

Cheddleton
220x Lapwing, Goosander, 2x Willow Tit, 14x Buzzard, 10x Raven, 10x Siskin, 2x Grey Wagtail,(DSc)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, 8x Snipe, 60x Pochard, 72x Wigeon, 5x Goldeneye, 15x Shoveler, 20x Little Grebe, YL Gull, Green Woodpecker, 8x Common Gull, Stonechat, (DSc)

Knypersley Resv
3x Woodcock and 2x Willow Tit by old hatchery, 2x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, (GBr)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 6x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, Common Gull, 10x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Egyptian Geese, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
5x Little Egret, 244x Golden Plover, 504x Lapwing, 201x Wigeon, 341x Teal, 20x Shoveler, Goosander, (RSw)

Kings Bromley
Pintail on the river next to the layby, (CRa)

By Christine Ravenscroft

Aqualate
Red-crested Pochard this morning also 30x Goldeneye, (DNi)

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest still in hedge 100 yards before old pig field from the Croxall end also a Merlin, (SCo, GJM)  -  also Green Sandpiper, 155x Wigeon, 14x Goldeneye, 18x Pochard, 4x Shelduck, 2x Egyptian Geese, Great Egret, 4x Goosander, 22x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammer, (SCo)

Gailey Resv
2x Cetti's Warbler, 21x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, Goosander, 17x Shoveler, 3x GBB Gull, Grey Wagtail, (SRi)

Uttoxeter Quarry
35x White-fronted Geese flew south at 13:27, 29x Golden Plover, 9x Goosander, Goldeneye, 16x Pochard, 70x Wigeon, 5x Shoveler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Willow Tit, (RPo)

Berryhill
3x Willow Tit, 2x Stonechat, 3x Snipe, also a Shoveler on Botteslow, (NDP, RTo,)

Whitfield Valley
2x Little Egret, (JJo)

i54
5x Snipe, 21x Teal, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Med Gull, 2x Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Goosander, 2x Peregrine, 21x Yellowhammer, Marsh Tit, 164x Lapwing, Snipe, 

Doxey Marsh
Red-crested Pochard on Creswell Flash, 3x Water Pipit, 2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 40x Snipe, 22x Gadwall, 6x Cetti's Warbler, 7x Water Rail, 4x Stonechat, 2x Egyptian Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 400x Lapwing, (GPr, RRa,MBo, JBa, AHa,)

Middleton Lakes
3x Pintail, 15x Goldeneye, 8x Pochard, 5x Shelduck, Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, (MSm)  -  also 5x Great Egret in Riverside roost, 13x Goosander, 6x Common Gull, 5x GBB Gull, Stonechat, (MercianBirding)

Chasewater
Ad Med Gull, 4x YL 5x Shelduck, 

Tittesworth Water
Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 7x Goosander, 24x Snipe, 11x Lapwing, 3x Willow Tit, (SGi)

Alrewas Junction Pit
Green Sandpiper, (SCo)

Alrewas GPs
Green Sandpiper, 5x Chiffchaff, Pochard, 24x Wigeon, (SCo)

Branston GPs
4x Ruff, 15x Curlew, 28x Golden Plover, 2x ad YL Gull, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 68x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 2x Shelduck, 2x Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DSc)

Catholme
Yellow-browed Warbler still (BG)

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Tuesday 31st December 2019

                        2019 not a notable year with 208 species recorded in Staffs.
                  Additionally White-fronted Goose was observed on the 30th Nov but not
                  submitted. For the first time I can recall no Turtle Doves were reported.
                  Good birding to all in 2020 and hopefully we may improve the total

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit to 08:55 only, 2x Great White Egret, 4x Pintail, 7x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, (SAt)

Dimmingsdale
c750-800 Pink-footed Geese over west, (TEy)

Aqualate
68x Goldeneye this morning, (KHa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 250x Golden Plover, 300x Lapwing, 4x Stonechat, Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, (DBa, GHa)

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, (CDa)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest halfway between bend (pig units) and entrance to the old microlight club, also 31x Egyptian Geese lifted off, (BirderAlrewas)

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

River Sow Meadows
287x Lapwing, 30x Wigeon, (RSw)

Hixon Airport
150x Skylark, Stonechat, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Pintail

Branston GPs
4x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 5x Golden Plover, 117x Lapwing, 73x Pochard. 7x Goldeneye, 74x Wigeon, 72x Teal, 31x Gadwall, 16x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 23x Little Grebe, 7x Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 2x Barn Owl, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, DSc)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Monday, 30 December 2019

Monday 30th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 4x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 250x Lapwing, Peregrine, (KSa) - also 26x Goldeneye on JW, 3x Stonechat, (MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
100x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, 2x Egyptian Geese, Pink-footed Geese, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 20x Gadwall, 68x Teal, 58x Shoveler, 3x Goosander, (GPr)

Hixon Airfield
25x Golden Plover, 35x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, Skylarks, (DBa, JS,)

Whitfield Valley
2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (JJo)

Tittesworth Water
Little Egret, 5x Snipe, 3x Goosander, 3x Common Gull, 32x Siskin, (JMa)

Whitmoor Haye
Male Merlin this morning hunting the area opposite the enrance, 19x Egyptian Geese, 4x Great White Egret on main lake and 4 at Siddles farm, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (CMa, RFe)

Dimmingsdale
16x Woodcock and 4x Mandarin over at dusk, (TEy)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost