Thursday, 26 November 2020

Thursday 26th November 2020

Ingestre

Cattle Egret over south at 08:30, (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry

5x Whooper Swan, 46x Golden Plover, 10x Snipe, 3x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 40x Shoveler, 30x Wigeon, 3x Shelduck, Stonechat, Cetti'sWarbler, (RPo)

                                                       Whooper Swans by Richard Powell

Middleton Lakes

7x Pochard, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 4x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, (MSm)

Hanchurch Woods

Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell approx half a mile along track from the lower Dog mile Lane layby, (NDP, SGi))

                                                Great Grey Shrike by Nick Pomiankowski     
                                                               By Steve Gibson
                                    

Tittesworth Water

4x Whooper Swan, 2x Goosander, Pochard, 21x Snipe, 4x Common Gull, (JOa, LH, RJH)

Mere Farm

Pink-footed Goose still, Green Sandpiper, 70x Skylark, 2x Stonechat, (MMo)

Blithfield Resv

1w Med Gull pre roost Blithe Bay, (MDJ)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Common Gull, (AR)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, GN Diver still,

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, 2x Ruff, 3x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 7x Snipe, 25x Lapwing, Pintail, 6x Goldeneye, 9x Shelduck, 42x Pochard, 48x Wigeon, 16x Gadwall, 214x Teal, 36x Little Grebe, 6x Water Rail, 2x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 50x Linnet, 3000x Starling, Redpoll, (JWo, DSc)

                                                 Pre roost of Starlings by Jon Woodcock

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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Gailey Resv

4w Caspian Gull on sailing lake, (SRi)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull and 5x YL Gull in the roost, GN Diver still,

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (JDr)

Burslem Park

13x Goosander, (PMo)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 14x Lapwing, 5x Snipe, Water Rail, Little Egret, Pintail, 40x Wigeon, 12x Shelduck, 5x Goldeneye, 62x Shoveler, 58x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 80x Teal, 32x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, 17x GBB Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 5000x Starling, (JWo, CEc, Dean)

                                                          Pintail by Jon Woodcock

 
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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Enville

Pink-footed Goose still at The Mere, (DBa)

Chasewater

Merlin thru mid am, GN Diver still, 3x Willow Tit, (JHu)  -  In the roost 3x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull,

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ad Glaucous Gull roosted, Knot, Little Stint, juv Goshawk thru south at 13:40,

Hanchurch Woods

Great Grey Shrike in clearfell  approx one mile along track from the lower Dog Lane layby, (TDa)

Burslem Park

10x Goosander, (PMo)

Branston GPs

14x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Pintail, Pochards, Green Woodpecker, Stonechats, (DBa)  -  Also Imm Marsh Harrier, 3x Redshank, 15x Curlew, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, 11x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, 14x Shelduck, 4x Goldeneye, 29x Pochard, 72x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 40x Wigeon, 182x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 41x Little Grebe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 3000x Starling, (JWo)

                                                        Marsh Harrier by Jon Woodcock

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 200x Lapwing, 9x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MJo, SJo)

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier still this pm, 5x Great Egret and 52x Little Egret roosted, 35x Golden Plover, 8x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, Common Gull, (MSm)



Monday, 23 November 2020

Monday 23rd November 2020

Middleton Lakes

2x Grey Plover thru south, Marsh Harrier at dawn, Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 7x Pochard, Great Egret, 6x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Pendeford Mill

29x Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, (PCo)

Deep Hayes CP

Scaup still, (RPo)

Mere Farm

Single Pinkfoot with Greylags, (MMo)

Brookleys Lake

38x Mandarin, Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, (RPo)

Dimminsgdale

20x Mandarin, (RPo)

Chasewater

Ad Glaucous Gull, 4x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, in the roost, GN Diver still

Tittesworth Water

23x Snipe, Willow Tit, Common Gull, 600x Jackdaw roosted, (SGi, CT)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier still, 2x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 3x Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 5x Snipe, 23x Lapwing, Pintail, 14x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Little Egret, Stonechat, Common Gull, 35x Linnet, (CEc)

Brankley Pastures

2x Green Woodpecker, (CBe)

Botteslow Flash

Goosander, YL Gull, (RTo)

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Blithfield Resv 

Grey Phalarope Blithe Bay, (MPR,GJM)  -  Green Sandpiper below the dam, (AMa)

                                                          Grey Phalarope by GJ Mant

i54

2x Little Egret, 20x Lapwing, (JDu)

Stoke on Trent

2x Woodcock near Springfield football pitch, (SJS)

Whitemoor Haye

Great Egret, (SCo)

Chasewater

GN Diver still off the dam, (CMa, RSo)  -  13x Goosander, Goldeneye, 6x Pochard,  20x Wigeon, Rock Pipit, 62x Lapwing, (CMa)

Blackbank

1240x Pinkfoots over in six skeins, (NDP)

Knypersley Resv

425x Pinkfoots over in four skeins, Water Rail, (GBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry

153x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Curlew, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, 3x Shelduck, (RPo)  -  Great Egret, 2x Dipper, 2x Stonechat, (AMa)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier still hunting the Ashy pit area, Redshank, 16x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, (DSc)

Enville

10x Brambling this am, (IWh)

Little Aston STW

2x Grey Partridge, 15x Yellowhammer, 60x Skylark, 9x Lapwing, Water Rail, Stonechat, (PAn)

Trentham Gardens

56x Lapwing over, 2x Goosander, 11x Gadwall, (PBi)

Cuckoo Bank

34x Goosander, 17x Wigeon, 5x Stonechat, Crossbill over, 

Hixon Airfield

562x Golden Plover, 432x Lapwing, 75x Skylark, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water

60x Pinkfoots over, 3x Common Gull, 2x Mandarin, 20x Wigeon, (JOa, RJH)

Drayton Bassett

Short-eared Owl, 10x Grey Partridge, Pintail, (TPe)

Doxey Marsh

3x Great Egret, Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, 8x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Stonechat, 9x Water Rail, 27x Gadwall, 230x Lapwing, Jack Snipe, Common Gull, (MBo)

Chasewater

Ad Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull and probable ad Caspian (barabensis) Gull in he roost

Alvecote

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 8x Goosander, 3x Stonechat, (MSc)

Deep Hayes CP

Scaup still,  (SSe)

                                                                  By Steve Seal
                                                                         

                                                                   By Phil Jones

Smestow Valley

3x Little Egret, several Yellowhammer, (CVa)

Berryhill

150x Pinkfoots over SE at 15:45, 12x Golden Plover, (RGi)


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Saturday 21st November 2020

Middleton Lakes

3x Glossy Ibis flew over south this am, 5x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 5x Great Egret, Dunlin, 7x Snipe, Stonechat, (MSm)  -  Marsh Harrier North Pit, (Mercian Birding)

Whitemoor Haye

Juv Marsh Harrier briefly, (SCo)

Branston GPs

Grey Plover still Ashy pit, 16x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, Pintail, 6x Shelduck, 7x Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (CEc)  also Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 40x Linnet, (DSc)

Radford Meadows

222x Wigeon, 80x Teal, 6x Shoveler, Little Egret, 156x Lapwing, Golden Plover, 60x Fieldfare, (RSw)

Chasewater

GN Diver still at entrance to Fly bay, (GMa)  -  2x Caspian Gull and 3x YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water

6x Pintail, 3x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, 9x Mandarin, 16x Common Gull, 39x Pinkfoots south at 11:25, (SGi, IB, CT, KH)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, (TMe)

Gailey Resv

Water Rail, Gadwall, 60x Fieldfare, (SRi)

Grindon Moor

45x Pinkfoots over NW, (ABa)

Tucklesholme

2x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander thru, 16x Gadwall, 14x Wigeon, Little Egret,  2000x Starling thru to the Branston roost, (DSc)

Friday, 20 November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020

Radford Bank Stafford

300x Pinkfoots over SW, (CDa)

Blackbank

1400x Pinkfoots over east 07:50 to 08:00, (NDP)

Knypersley Resv

51x Pinkfoots west at 10:00, Woodcock, Willow Tit, Goosander, 2x Mandarin, (GBr)

Burslem Park

7x Goosander on the lake, (PMo)

Branston GPs

Grey Plover on Ashy Pit, imm Marsh Harrier, 2x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 40x Lapwing, Snipe,7x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 37x Pochard, 49x Shoveler, 40x Wigeon, 90x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 46x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 19x GBB Gull, 4x Common Gull, 5000x Starling, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, (JWo, DSc)

                                                          Grey Plover by Jon Woodcock                                                                                     
                                              Marsh Harrier with Starlings by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes

7x Great Egret and 52x Little Egret in the Riverside roost, also 5x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, c2000x Starling, (Mercian Birding)

Ford Green

2x Snipe on the small Aldi pool, (JJo)

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 50x Wigeon, (MSc)

Dimmingsdale

26x Mandarin, (TEy)

Stoke on Trent

6x Goosander on Smiths pool Fenton, (AR)



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Thursday 19th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

6x Whooper Swan to 09:30 only, 2x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, Goldeneye, 6x Snipe, Golden Plover over, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  10x Egyptian Geese, (SPA)  -  Marsh Harrier reported over Dosthill NR.

Blithfield Resv

45x Pinkfoots SE over Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 53x Golden Plover, 10x Snipe, 2x Curlew, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Shelduck, Peregrine, (RPo)

Whitfield Valley

7x Goosander on Chell Heath pool, (JJo)

Dimmingsdale

Willow Tit, (TEy)

                                                                 By Terry Eyre

Doxey Marsh

5x Great Egret, Cattle Egret, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still

Barton Marina

Common Gull, 4x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, (JWo)

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Wednesday 18th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

9x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 3x Great Egret, Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Burslem Park

3x Goosander, (PMo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, 2x Stonechat, 6x Tree Sparrow, (CVa)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 74x Wigeon, (MSc)

Gnosall

Little Egret on the Acres, (JLy)

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Cannock Chase

Snow Bunting still near the Shooting Butts, 

Silverdale CP

200x Pinkfoots south at 07:35, 1w Caspian Gull still on the Void, (NDP)

                                                       Caspian Gull by Nick Pomiankowski

Trentham Gardens

Ad Caspian Gull this am also 12x Mandarin, 28x Lapwing over, (RTo)

Doxey Marsh

300x Pinkfoots over, (PSt)  -  Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 

Tittesworth Water

50x Pinkfoots over at 09:20, 21x Mandarin, 31x Wigeon, 3x Pochard, 3x Common Gull, 12x Lapwing, Snipe, (SGi)

Chasewater

3w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost, GN Diver still, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, YL Gull, c190x Golden Plover, 

Monday, 16 November 2020

Monday 16th November 2020

Cannock Chase

Snow Bunting at the Shooting Butts at 12:20, (SWe)  -  still at 13:05, (RPo)

                                                   Snow Bunting by Stephen Welch
                                                                   By GJ Mant

Audley

Great Egret off Cross Lane in pony fields, (JHu)

Middleton Lakes

3x Dunlin, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, Shelduck, 2x Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

120x Golden Plover briefly, Little Stint still, 

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Egret, 11x Snipe, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Goosander, (DBa)

Barton under Needwood

Barn Owl heard towards Captains Lane, (JWo)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost also GN Diver still

Brankley Pastures

Woodcock accidentally flushed, (CBe)

Tittesworth Water

45x Pinkfoots over, 12x Common Gull, Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, 7x Mandarin, Goosander, 14x Lapwing, (SGi, IF)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, 14x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, Pintail, 5x Shelduck, 44x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 37x Shoveler, 77x Teal, 46x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 2x Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, 80x Linnet, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)





Sunday, 15 November 2020

Sunday 15th November 2020

Blithfield Resv

Great Northern Diver north of causeway, also 1w Caspian Gull Tad Bay, (GJM, MPR)  -  Great Egret, 140x Pinkfoots over at 15:30, 3x Dunlin, 21x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, (SE, HF)

                                                           


                                                                  By GJ Mant

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still, (SCo)  -  1w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 

Radford Meadows

422x Wigeon, 62x Teal, 6x Shoveler, 74x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, (CDa)

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 2x, Little Egret, Water Pipit, Peregrine, 8x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Stonechat, (MBo, WeBS)

Tittesworth Water

30x Wigeon, 20x Mandarin, 10x Lapwing, Common Gull, (LH, JOa)

Copmere

2x Great Egret, (DEm)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Green Sandpiper, 70x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, 2x Curlew, 2x Snipe, 100x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, (AMa) 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, Common Sandpiper, Brambling, 2w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull

River Sow Meadows

500x Golden Plover flew SW, 156x Pinkfoots flew east, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, (RSw)

Branston GPs

3x Whooper Swan, 3x Little Egret, Pintail, 4x Shelduck, 43x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 50x Teal, 32x Pochard, Peregrine, 11x Curlew, ad Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, Green Woodpecker, 4x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

                                                                 

                                                      Whooper Swans by Dave Scattergood

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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Saturday 14th November 2020

Chasewater

GN Diver still (AEv)  -  ad Caspian Gull in the roost

Tucklesholme

3x Goldeneye briefly, 3x GBB Gull, Peregrine, and 2x Cetti's Warbler in wet wood(SCa)  -  also 16x Wigeon, 10x Gadwall, 400x Starling thru north, 7x Little Grebe, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes

4x Golden Plover, Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 33x Little Egret, 10x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Water Rail, (MSm)

Whitemoor Haye

Fem Scaup with Pochard on main lake (TPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 3x Green Sandpiper, 32x Golden Plover, 2x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, 10x Wigeon, 70x Shoveler, (EFo)

Trentham

155x Pinkfoots over at 13:00, (SE,HF)

Tittesworth Water

Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, 30x Wigeon, 28x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, 2x Snipe, 12x Lapwing, 2x Common Gull, (SGi, IB)

Branston GPs Ashy Pit

Shelduck, Pintail, 30x Shoveler, 36x Wigeon, 34x Pochard, 16x Curlew, imm Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egret, (MSc)


Friday, 13 November 2020

Friday 13th November 2020

Ingestre

c140x Pinkfoots over SE at 11:35 and a further 150 over at 12:00, (RCB)

Blithfield Resv

130x Pinkfoots over SE (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, (PCo)

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 7x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  3x Great Egret roosted, 3x Common Gull

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, 2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Common Gull, Redshank, 5x Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 

Tucklesholme

3x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 36x Teal, Little Egret, (MSc)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, Ruff, 3x Redshank, 5x Curlew, Golden Plover, 26x Lapwing, 6x Snipe, Little Egret, Pintail, 6x Shelduck, 48x Wigeon, 58x Shoveler, 36x Pochard, 102x Teal, 8x Gadwall, 46x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 12x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, 80x Linnet, (JWo, DSc)



Thursday, 12 November 2020

Thursday 12th November 2020

Dimmingsdale

50x Pinkfoots east at 08:45, (TEy)

Blackbank

198x Pinkfoots over in three skeins 08:25 to 09:20, also 3x Brambling, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes

2x Dunlin, 3x Snipe, Great Egret, 7x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 5x Stonechat, (DC)  -  Marsh Harrier this afternoon, 3x Great Egret, Woodcock, (SPA)

                                                        Sparrowhawk by Rob Bendelow

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

4x Whooper Swan in SE bay at 15:10 only, Little Stint, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 

Tittesworth Water

29x Pinkfoots, 33x Wigeon, 12x Mandarin, 3x Pochard, Goosander, 14x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, YL Gull, 2x Willow Tit, (JOa, RJH)

Stoke on Trent

3x Brambling Florence Hill, (AM)  -  Longton Brook, Stonechat, also Little Egret around the pool next to the Dunelm warehouse, (JAt)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, Little Egret, 71x Golden Plover, 5x Dunlin, 5x Snipe, 2x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 88x Teal, 23x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, Peregrine, (RPo)

Brookleys Lake

50x Mandarin, 5x Goosander, (RPo)

Chasewater

GN Diver still, 3x YL Gull

Branston GPs

2x Ruff, 16x Curlew, 4x Dunlin, 54x Lapwing, 15x Snipe, Pintail, 5x Shelduck, 2x Water Rail, Peregrine, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (CEc) - Marsh Harrier again at 16:00, (CRa,  Dean)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 15x Wigeon, (MSc)

Dunstall Woods

2x Brambling, (CEc)

Barton under Needwood

Red Kite down Green Lane, (MCa)

Keele

White Wagtail

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

3x Dunlin, 15x Golden Plover, 4x Snipe, 4x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 3x Stonechat, (DC)  -  Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 8x Pochard, 300x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Gailey Resv

2w YL Gull, (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

2x YL Gull

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, 3x Redshank, 2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 8x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, 6x Little Egret, 49x Wigeon, 86x Teal, 42x Shoveler, 15x Gadwall, 44x Pochard, Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, 45x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 17x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, 2x Peregrine, 4x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (JWo, Dean)

                                                   Marsh Harrier by Jon Woodcock

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Tittesworth Water

Long-tailed Duck on Conservation pool, (JOa)  - 38x Wigeon, 34x Teal, 4x Pochard, Goosander, 18x Lapwing, 7x Snipe, (JOa, LH)

                                                    Long-tailed Duck by Les Harrison

                                                              By David Collis


Middleton Lkaes

3x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Redshank, Great Egret, 8x Pochard, Peregrine, 6x Stonechat, (MSm)

Dimmingsdale

150-200x Redpoll, (TEy)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, Little Egret, 5x Dunlin, 83x Golden Plover, 2x Curlew, 2x Peregrine, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Shelduck, (NDP)

Stoke on Trent

Merlin at Milton at 09:45,(JWr)

Branston GPs

2x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 6x Golden Plover, 8x Dunlin, 4x Little Egret, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, also 3x Brambling at Dunstall, (CEc)

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, 2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 6x Cetti's Warbler, 

Oakamoor

Dipper at Cotton Dell, (JDr)

Alvecote

Green Sandpiper, Great Egret,3x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSc)

Chasewater

GN Diver still, 25x Goosander, 

Monday, 9 November 2020

Monday 9th November 2020

Keele 

Ring Ouzel this morning, (MSu)

Botteslow Flash

Dunlin from 11:30, Little Egret, 11x Teal, 4x Shoveler, (RTo)

Tittesworth Water

Goldeneye, 7x Pochard, 8x Gadwall, Shoveler, 75x Wigeon, 16x Mandarin, 34x Teal, Goosander, 5x Snipe, Dunlin, 6x Lapwing, Common Gull, Willow Tit, (SGi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Saker thru SW at 12:55

Hulme

Great Egret still also 4x Little Egret, (DBl)

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Egret, 120x Snipe, 25x Golden Plover, 4x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 4x Stonechat, (SE, HF)

                                                         Cattle Egret by Steve Edwards

Middleton Lakes

40x Golden Plover, 22x Snipe (KAs), Curlew, 2x Dunlin, (SPA), -  Redshank, Pintail, 

Chasewater

GN Diver still, 2x YL Gull

Croxall Lakes

2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Little Egret, 16x Lapwing, (JDr)

Branston GPs

8x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover, 124x Lapwing, 4x Snipe, Curlew, 3x Water Rail, 5x Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, Goldeneye, 32x Pochard, 74x Wigeon, 51x Shoveler, 74x Wigeon, 51x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 114x Teal, 43x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 3x Common Gull, 2x Cetti's Warbler, c3000x Starling, 2x Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

                                                         Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

                                     

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Sunday, 8 November 2020

Sunday 8th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

Golden Plover, Dunlin, 7x Snipe, 4x Pochard, 4x Great Egret, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  Drayton Bassett - Hen Harrier and Merlin still

Pool Hall

15x Corn Bunting, 50x Skylark, 62x Greenfinch, 120x Linnet, (GCl)

Berryhill

2x Woodcock behind old school, (IBu)

Endon STW

Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water

63x Wigeon, 8x Pochard, 7x Gadwall, Shoveler, 26x Teal, 2x Common Gull, 18x Lapwing, 7x Snipe, (JOa, RJH, KH)

Upper Elkstone

Red Kite over this afternoon, (DGH)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 66x Golden Plover, 11x Snipe, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Goosander, 4x Gadwall, 11x Pochard, 17x Shoveler, 26x Wigeon, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 4x Little Egrx Skylark, et, Green Sandpiper, 25x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, 10x Shoveler, 4x Shelduck, (MSc)

Little Aston STW

80x Linnet, 25x Yellowhammer, 25x Greenfinch, 50x Skylark, Snipe, Stonechat, (PAn)

Penkridge

Great Egret on field to east of A449 3/4 mile north of Penkridge, 

Branston GPs

40x Lapwing, 2x Golden Plover, 5x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, 9x Curlew, Little Egret, 3x Shelduck, 25x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 48x Pochard, 2x Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, 4x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still

Hanley Park

8x Goosander, 4x Shoveler, (RGi)

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Saturday 7th November 2020

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2x Stonechat, 70x Skylark, 6x Yellowhammer, 

Radford Meadows

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 30x Wigeon, 19x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 4x Snipe, Shelduck, (RSw)

Silverdale CP

Caspian Gull at the Void, (RGi)

Middleton Lakes

2x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  Drayton Bassett off Portleys Lane - Male Hen Harrier 15:00-15:30 mobbed by a Merlin, also Pintail, 2x Snipe and a Great Egret over, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Imm Marsh Harrier thru, Little Stint still, ad Caspian Gull, 9x YL Gull

Littleton Pit-Shoal Hill

Green Woodpecker, 2x Crossbill, Brambling, (SRi)

Uttoxeter Quarry

63x Golden Plover, 2x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 2x Pochard, Goosander, 30x Shoveler, 2x Stonechat, (Adm)

Knypersley Resv

Peregrine, 2x Goosander, 3x Mandarin, (GBr)

Chatterley Whitfield

2x Stonechat, Snipe, (PMo)

Cuckoo Bank

3x Stonechat, 2x Woodcock, Snipe, 2300x Fieldfare, 

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin over, (SCo)

Tittesworth Water

29x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler, 25x Teal, 16x Snipe, 11x Lapwing, 42x Cormorant, (SG,IB)

Alvecote

Great Egret, (MSc)

Dimmingsdale

18x Mandarin, (TEy)

                                                                       By Terry Eyre

Branston GPs

2x Little Egret, Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 14x Curlew, Pintail, 34x Wigeon, 35x Pochard, 36x Shoveler, Goldeneye, Shelduck, 2x Peregrine, ad YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

Little Egret thru, 13x Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 34x Teal, 6x Goosander thru, Green Woodpecker, c900 Starlings thru, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Friday, 6 November 2020

Friday 6th November 2020

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Water Pipit, 2x Stonechat, (AWa)

Hulme

Great Egret off Winterfield Lane also Little Egret, and 2x Willow Tit, Parkhall CP, (RTo)

Knypersley Resv

Brambling, Willow Tit, Mandarin, Goosander, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes

Male Hen Harrier over JW, juv Marsh Harrier North pit, 10x Golden Plover, Redshank, Dunlin, (SPA) - 11x Snipe, 5x Great Egret roosted, c3000 Starling, 2x Mandarin, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv

Dark bellied Brent Goose south of the causeway  -  Common Sandpiper with damaged left wing at Admaston Reach

Branston GPs

Ruff, 15x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 42x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, Snipe, Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, (CEc)  -  also Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 142x Lapwing, 8x Snipe, 2x Water Rail, 2x Little Egret, 42x Pochard, 52x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 42x Wigeon, 134x Teal, 55x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, Common Gull, 2x Peregrine, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, c3000 Starling, 180x Pied Wagtail, (JWo)

Weston Coyne

50x Pinkfoots over east at 15:48, (SFe), (RCB)

Chasewater

GN Diver still off the dam, (ABe)  -  Gull roost 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 

                                                            By Andrew Bennett


Dimmingsdale

3x Crossbill over west, (TEy)

Hixon Airfield

c350 Golden Plover late pm, (RCB)

River Sow Meadows

Great Egret, c100 Pied Wagtail, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

11x YL Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, Little Stint,

Biddulph Park

2x Woodcock, (PGL)

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Thursday 5th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

Bittern flew into reeds east side of Dosthill NR, Jack Snipe on JW,  (SPA), 2x Marsh Harrier over JW/North pit, single Whooper Swan flew SE, 3x Pochard, 2x Goosander, 6x Snipe, 6x Stonechat, Water Rail, (MSm)

Blackbank

250x Pinkfoots east at at 08:55, 37.600 Wood Pigeon over, 2x Brambling, 1w Caspian Gull still on the Void, (NDP)

Stoke

24x Pinkfoots NW over west end, (NDP)

Parkhall CP

70x Pinkfoots over west at 10:30, (VMi)

Berryhill

450x Pinkfoots over east, also 17,030 Wood Pigeon over, DWa)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, Water Pipit, 3x Dunlin, Stonechat, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 

Branston GPs

15x Curlew, 156x Lapwing, 4x Golden Plover, Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 2x ad YL Gull, 25x Little Grebe, 32x Wigeon, 34x Shoveler, 70x Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Peregrine, (DSc)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 2x Shelduck, 6x Shoveler, (MSc)

Cheddleton

A Dunlin heard calling 4 times over 21:45 to 21:55, (DSc)

Foxt

3x Stonechat, 120x Fieldfare, (SCh)


Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

8x Whooper Swan on North pit, (JJH), Garganey still on North pit, 2x Great Egret, Dunlin, 3x Snipe, 6x Stonechat, 4x Goosander, Common Gull, (MSm)

Berryhill

1120x Pinkfoots over heading east in three skeins 08:10 - 08:50, 5x Swallow thru, (RTo, DWa)

Blackbank

1600x Pinkfoots in 5 skeins heading south and NW, 37,000x Wood Pigeons over SW, 27x Brambling, (NDP)

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still and showing well off the dam, (KWh)  -  Swallow, (IWh)

                                                           By Keith Whitehouse

Tittesworth Water

Common Gull, 7x Mandarin, 8x Snipe, 18x Lapwing, 32x Wigeon, 22x Teal, (LH, JO)  -  16x Brambling at Moss Cottage, (LH)

                                                      Common Gull by Tammy Mellor

Stone

Peregrine Falcon along the canal, (SMN)

Tucklesholme

2x Little Egret, 20x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, 12x Wigeon, 14x Gadwall, 96x Teal, YL Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 150x Fieldfare, (JWo)

Blithfield Resv

31x Grey Partridge, Great Egret, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, 6x Stonechat, 6x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, (SE,HF)

                                                   Grey Partridge by Steve Edwards

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

2w Caspian Gull

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still

Blackbank

2x sub adult Whooper Swan SW at 07:40, 25,160x Wood Pigeon  over SW, 9x Brambling, also 1w Caspian Gull on The Void, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes

Garganey still North pit, Marsh Harrier briefly, 3x Stonechat, 20x Redpoll, (MSm)  -  Great Egret, 230x Lapwing, (MSc)  -  Riverside roost this pm - 5x Great Egret, 46x Little Egret, (SPA)

                                                    Marsh Harrier by Rob Bendelow

Keele

Great Egret on lake 5, (GHa)

Branston GPs

Ruff, 2x Redshank, 16x Curlew, 8x Snipe, 82x Lapwing, 5x Little Egret, 6x Shelduck, 2x Goldeneye, Pintail, 47x Pochard, 82x Wigeon, 64x Shoveler, 22x Gadwall, 110x Teal, 51x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 16x GBB Gull, 2x Peregrine, c3000x Starling, 3x Stonechat, (JWo)

                                                     Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

Cannock Chase

6x Crossbill, (ABl)                                      

Staffs

Monday, 2 November 2020

2nd November 2020

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still, (GJM)  -  also 16x Goosander, (CMa)

                                                              By GJ Mant

Blackbank

11,700 Wood Pigeon over this am also 3x Brambling, (NDP)

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, 2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Stonechat, (RRa)

Comberford Hopwas fields

Great Egret, Little Egret, Stonechat, 3x Yellowhammer, 2x Grey Wagtail, (MSc)