Saturday, 25 June 2022

Saturday 25th June 2022

Blithfield Resv

4x Common Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 9x LRP, (GWi)  -  also juv Wheatear, (GJM)

                                                             Wheatear by GJ Mant                                                                 

Barton under Needwood

Whimbrel over calling at 12:34, (JWo)

Tittesworth Water

22x Common Sandpiper, LRP, Little Egret, 2x Peregrine over NE, (MKe, LDa)  -  also Green Sandpiper, 4x Redstart, 2x Common Tern, (SGi, IB)

                                                       Green Sandpiper by Steve Gibson

Cuckoo Bank

Red Kite west at 15:30, 

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, (RRa)

Gnosall

Red Kite over the A518, (AWa)

Cheslyn Hay

Red Kite east over the cemetary at 16:29, also Lesser Whitethroat,  (LK)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 2x Red Kite thru south, Redstart, 

Friday, 24 June 2022

Friday 24th June 2022

Stanley Pool

Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes

21x Avocet (inc juvs), 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, (MSc)

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Ruddy Shelduck on JW south, (MSm)

                                                                 By Mark Healey

Stanley Pool

LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, (GBr)

Endon

Cuckoo calling near disused rail line at 11:45, (DCo)

Rudyard Lake

2x Red Kite over at 09:47, (LRa)

Tittesworth Water

Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 15x LRP, 8x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 6x Mandarin, 5x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, (JOa, LH)

Blithfield Resv

Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, (GWi)

Branston GPs

Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 8x Oystercatcher, 39x Pochard, 31x Shelduck, 6x Mandarin, 71x Gadwall, 3x Water Rail, 2x Common Tern, ad YL Gull, 4x Green Woodpecker, Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Garden Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Ipstones

Red Kite over, (PGo per GSt)

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Great Egret this am, (SPA)

Berryhill Botteslow Flash

Green Sandpiper, 12x LRPs at 07:40, (RTo)  -  13x LRPs at 09:00, also Willow Tit nearby, (RGi)

Doxey Marsh

2x Hobby, Common Tern, (RRa)

Tittesworth Water

Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, (SGi)

Branston GPs

Greenshank thru south, 2x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Curlew, 2x Little Egret, Pintail, 2x Common Tern, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Stanley Pool

5x Oystercatcher, (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Pectoral Sandpiper, (MFo)

Branston GPs

2x ad Med Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 7x Oystercatcher, 2x Water Rail, Little Egret, 35x Pochard, 36x Shelduck, 11x Gadwall, 2x Common Tern, Peregrine, 4x Green Woodpecker, 2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

                                                    Green Woodpecker by Jon Woodcock

Baswich

Cuckoo again calling at 22:00, (GHa)

Endon

Red Kite over at 15;30, (JMi)

Monday, 20 June 2022

Monday 20th June 2022

Stanley Pool

Common Sandpiper, (GBr)

Doxey Marsh

4x Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, LRP, (MBo)

Croxden Quarry

Black-necked Grebe still, (RPo)

Cannock Chase

3x Redstart, 3x Cuckoo, 6x Stonechat, 6x Tree Pipit, 4x Garden Warbler, (DBa)  -  5x Nightjar, 5x Woodcock, (BCh)

Berryhill Botteslow Flash

13x LRPs this evening, (RTo)

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Sunday 19th June 2022

Knypersley Resv

2x Oystercatcher, 2x Mandarin, 10x Grey Wagtail, (GBr)

Wombourne

Red Kite over low this am, (DBa)

Drayton Bassett

Red Kite over at 10:55, (MSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry

11x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, (RPo)

Doxey Marsh

3x Common Tern, 2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Water Rail, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 43x Gadwall, Pintail also large Tern Species went very high east, (MBo, WeBS)

Whitemoor Haye

5x LRP, 5x Oystercatcher, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Corn Bunting, 6x Tree Sparrow, Grey Partridge, Cetti's Warbler, Goldeneye, Common Tern, 4x Little Egret, (SCo)

Gailey Resv

2x Spotted Flycatcher still and 2 new Oystercatcher chicks, (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Red Kite thru, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, LRP, 

Tittesworth Water

Green Sandpiper, 13x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 12x Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher, (JOa, LH)

Croxden Quarry

Black-necked Grebe this evening, (ABa)

Chase Terrace

Red Kite over south, 

Baswich

Cuckoo, (GHa)

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Saturday 18th June 2022

Stanley Pool

Red Kite at 06:40, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes

Sandwich Tern over JW, (MSm),  -  Grey Plover thru JW at 10:45, Snipe drumming, (SPA)

Swindon/Highgate/Bobbington

Curlew, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Corn Bunting, 2x juv Stonechat, (IMo)

Weston Coyney

Red Kite over at 11:40, (MKe, LDa)

Tittesworth Water

Dipper, Little Egret, (IGi, IB)

Catholme

6x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, (JWo)

Alrewas NMA 

Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler,  -  Alrewas -Wychnor,  Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Bottleslow Flash

9x LRPs this evening, (RTo)

Cannock Chase

6x Nightjar, 9x Woodcock, 8x Stonechat, 3x Tree Pipit, (MKe, PKe, JKe)

Rocester (JCB lake)

Oystercatcher, several pairs of Common Terns, (JTu)


Friday, 17 June 2022

Friday 17th June 2022

Drointon

Red Kite at 10:45, (PBe)

Alrewas NMA

Red Kite, Common Tern, Little Egret, (RBe)

                                                           Reed Warbler by Rob Bendelow

Cannock Wood

Hobby over at 17:12, (BCh)

Branston GPs

6x Redshank, 5x Oystercatcher, 59x Lapwing, 12x Pochard, 29x Shelduck, YL Gull, 6x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

                                                             YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Thursday 16th June 2022

Middleton Lakes

Wood Sandpiper on JW north, (MSm)

Tittesworth Water

11x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 11x Mandarin, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, (JOa, LH)

Barton under Needwood

Red Kite over at 13:06, (JWo)

Bobbington

4x Corn Bunting by the vineyard,  (HKi)

Eccleshall

2x Spotted Flycatcher at the churchyard, (GHa)

Penn Common

2x Ringed-necked Parakeet, (MM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, Redshank, Green Sandpiper

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Warlslow

Red Kite over south, (DGH)

Newboorough

Red Kite over, (VHa)

Tucklesholme / Branston Leas

Cuckoo, 2x Common Tern, 4x Pochard, Little Egret, 7x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Tuesday 14th June 2022

Endon - Denford

3x Oystercatcher, 2x Green Woodpecker, 5x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, (DCo)

Cannock Chase

6x Redstart, 5-6x Cuckoo, 7x Tree Pipit, 7x Stonechat, 2x Garden Warbler, Green Woodpecker, (DBa)

Middleton Lakes

22x Avocet (inc juvs), 3x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 3x LRP, Ringed Plover, 24x Shoveler, 3x Wigeon, 7x Common Tern, (MSc)

Doxey Marsh

LRP, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, (RSt)

Stafford

Oystercatcher NE over Park Avenue at 17:40, (AHa)

Branston GPs

Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 2x Cuckoo, Hobby, 2x Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Water Rail, YL Gull, 5x Common Tern, 26x Pochard, 54x Gadwall, 54x Shelduck, 3x Garden Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 

Monday, 13 June 2022

Monday 13th June 2022

Uttoxeter

Red Kite over the A522 at Beamhurst, (SJT)

Leek

Red Kite SE over Leek Road, (FCa)

Botteslow Flash

4x LRP this evening, (RTo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Red-necked Phalarope at 18:10 and still present to 20:16 when it flew off SW, also Ferruginous Duck still, 

Barton under Needwood

Adult Med Gull over this am, (JWo)

Branston GPs

Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, Cuckoo, 18x Pochard, 70x Gadwall, 53x Shelduck, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Sunday 12th June 2022

Coven 

2x Hobby, (JDu)

Bobbington

Yellow Wagtail off Leaton Lane, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh

Hobby hunting at 11:00, (AHa)

Ipstones Edge

2x Red Kite 12:00 to 13:00 around mown fields, 3x Curlew, (SCh) - Red Kite over Ipstones at 17:30, (SCh)

Cannock Chase

Hobby, Green Woodpecker, 4x Cuckoo, 5x Tree Pipit, 3x Redstart, Stonechats, (SRi)  -  5x Nightjar, (BCh)

Blithfield Resv

Curlew, 3x LRP, 2x Dunlin, 30x Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher, 13x Shelduck, (MJa)

Biddulph

Hobby at Rockend at 14:20, (ALo)

Botteslow Flash

3x LRP still commuting to and from to feed, (BMo)

Middleton Lakes

Avocet, Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Common Tern, (RBe)

Cuckoo Bank

2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Common Tern thru, 

Cheddleton

2x Red Kite over Rod Wood, (EWi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 

Catholme

Hobby, Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Alrewas NMA

Little Egret, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, - Alrewas to Wychnor Common Tern, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Loynton Moss

Hobby at 20:00, (AR)

Butterton Moor

Red Kite over south at 13:25, (TJe)


Saturday, 11 June 2022

Saturday 11th June 2022

Handsacre

Red Kite over, (GSt)

Cheddleton Heath

2x Red Kite drifting over west, (PCa)

Codsall

2x Hobby over Watery Lane, Green Woodpecker, (PCo)

Alvecote

3x Common Tern, (MSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 


Friday, 10 June 2022

Friday 10th June 2022

Endon

5x Oystercatcher over, (DCo)

Whiston 

2x Red Kite over mown fields 14:15 to 14:45, (GSt)

Doxey Marsh

LRP, Oystercatcher, 3x Common Tern, Little Egret, (RRa)

Branston GPs

4x Ringed Plover, 5x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, Ad Common Gull, 6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Mandarin, Shoveler, (DSc)

Cannock Chase

5x Nightjar, 29x Woodcock, 3x Tree Pipit, 5x Stonechat, (MKe, LDa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck, 4x Red Kite, 2x Hobby, 


Thursday, 9 June 2022

Thursday 9th June 2022

Tittesworth Water

12x LRP, Redshank, 6x Common Sandpiper, 14x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, (JOa, LH)

Whitemoor Haye

Cuckoo, Hobby, 2x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 5x Little Egret, (SCo)

Branston GPs

Cuckoo, Hobby, 2x Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher, 3x juv Water Rail, 19x Pochard, 84x Gadwall, 46x Shelduck, 2x Mandarin, 4x Common Tern, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Botteslow Flash

2x LRP still commuting to and from the flash.

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Garganey, Ferruginous Duck, Hobby, 

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Endon

4x Oystercatcher over, (DCo)

Tittesworth Water

10x LRP, 8x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 8x Oystercatcher, 2x Redstart, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Common Tern, 24x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, Peregrine, (SGi)

                                                             Redstart by Steve Gibson

                                                    Common Sandpiper by Steve Gibson

Eccleshall

Spotted Flycatchers behind the church, (AWa)

Blithfield Resv

Dunlin at the causeway, (JTu)

Tucklesholme / Branston Leas

Cuckoo, 3x Shelduck, 2x Pochard, Gadwall, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Garden Warbler, 7x Cetti's Warbler,  4x Common Tern, (JWo)

                                                         Skylark by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ferruginous Duck still, 


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Stafford

Red Kite over SE, (RSt)

Tamworth 

Red Kite over Belgrave at 11:00, (SCl)

Swythamley

Red Kite, (DCo)

Castletown Stafford

Cuckoo at 12:00, (AR)

Tucklesholme

Red Kite at 14:50, (GLy)

Cannock Chase

4-5 Cuckoo, 8x Stonechat, 4x Tree Pipit, 8x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh

2x Water Rail, Common Tern, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, (SRi)

Ipstones

Cuckoo, (SCh)

Branston GPs

Sanderling, 10x Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 50x Gadwall, Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Monday, 6 June 2022

Monday 6th June 2022

Tucklesholme

2x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 12x Pochard, Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)  -  probable 1s Arctic Tern, (TWy)

Cheddleton

Red Kite over at 10:45, (MKe)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Grey Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 4x Dunlin, 2x Avocet, Greenshank, Garganey, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Goosander, Wigeon, 2x Little Egret, (NDP)

Cannock Chase

3x Yellowhammer, 4x Garden Warbler, 10x Tree Pipit, 4x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Cuckoo, 3x Redstart, 9x Stonechat, (ABl)

Branston GPs

Turnstone, 11x Dunlin, 15x Ringed Plover, 6x Curlew, Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher, 21x Pochard, 72x Gadwall, 60x Shelduck, 5x Mandarin, 2x Little Egret, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 6x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Weston Park

Red Kite over at 16:30, (ETh)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Tern to 10:26 only, Ferruginous Duck, 

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Sunday 5th June 2022

Uttoxeter Quarry

Grey Plover, 2x Avocet, Greenshank, Garganey, 3x Mandarin, 2x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, (RPo)

                                                    Avocets by Richard Powell

                                                       Grey Plover by Richard Powell

Branston GPs

Little Tern over Sandy pit. (TWy)  -  2x Turnstone, Sanderling and 3x Dunlin, Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 22x Pochard, 54x Gadwall, 9x Mandarin, on Ashy pit, c1000x Swift, (JWo)  -  additional Hobby, 6x Ringed Plover, 3x Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes

Turnstone briefly JW north, Sanderling, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, (TPe, MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Adult Kittiwake, 4x Sanderling, Ferruginous Duck, Hobby, 

Saturday, 4 June 2022

Saturday 4th June 2022

Tittesworth Water

2x Garganey, 4x Common Tern, Spotted Flycatcher, Red Kite, Redstart, (SGi, IB, KH)

Knypersley Resv

2x Little Egret over at 06:10, (GBr)

Coven

Red Kite over, (JDu)

Doxey Marsh

Little Tern at 12:35 at Creswell Flash but no further sign by 13:24, 5x LRP, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Cuckoo, Little Egret, (MBo)

Wolseley Bridge

2x Common Tern, Garden Warbler, (AR)

Cannock Chase

12x Stonechat, 3x Tree Pipit, (JKe, MKe)  -  2x Nightjar, (BCh)

Blithfield Resv

Redshank, 8x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Common Terns, Cuckoo, 10x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, (MJa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo, 25x Common Tern, 

Friday, 3 June 2022

Friday 3rd June 2022

Middleton Lakes

Drake Garganey on JW south, (MSm)  -  24x Avocet, 4x Redshank, Snipe, Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 4x Oystercatcher, Cuckoo, (MSc)

Caverswall

Red Kite over at 10:00, (BBo)

Ipstones

Red Kite over west at 10:40, (SCh)

Blithfield Resv

3x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, 6x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 2x Common Tern, 8x Shelduck, Wigeon, 9x Gadwall, (JPe)

Swinscoe

Red Kite, (DCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Roseate Tern off Chappell hide from 13:20 but flew south at 15:05, also fem Ferruginous Duck still,

North Staffs Moors

Merlin, (EKi)  -  also 3x Wheatear away from the usual locations. (TEy)

Tittesworth Water

4x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, (EKi)

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Thursday 2nd June 2022

Gailey Resv

4x Common Tern, 4x Oystercatcher, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, (SRi)

Weston Coyney

Red Kite over at 12:10, (SFe)

Tittesworth Water

Dunlin the only new bird of note, (SGi)

Middleton Lakes

Red Kite north over JW,

Uttoxeter

Peregrine, (AR)

Huntington

2x Red Kite over at 15:20, SRi)

Tucklesholme / Branston Leas

Cuckoo, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 10x Pochard, 5x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Ipstones Edge

2x Curlew, 3x Tree Sparrow, (SCh)

Branston GPs

Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 19x Shelduck, Goosander, 24x Gadwall, Snow Goose, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Garden Warbler, (MKe, JKe)  -  additional Sanderling, 2x Ringed Plover, 4x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail thru south, (DSc)

Doxey Marsh

3x Common Tern, 

Cannock Chase

6x Nightjar, Cuckoo, Woodcock, 3x Stonechat, (JKe, MKe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Fem Ferruginous Duck still, 

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Branston GPs

Sanderling, Redshank, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Teal, Mandarin, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)  -   Red Kite thru south early pm, (TWy, NJS)