Saturday, 31 January 2015

Saturday 31st January 2015

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drk Smew again present this morning (NJS)

Aqualate
1w drk Scaup, 3+ Water Rails and a Barnacle Goose with Canada Geese (SR)

Tittesworth Resv
11x Snipe, 1x Jack Snipe, 1x Green Woodpecker (IBut)

Hatherton Resv, Cheslyn Hay
2x drk Goosander and a Willow Tit (SBar)

Doxey Marshes
1x Water Pipit, Jack Snipe, 3x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 29x Goosander, Chiffchaff, c30 Snipe, 3x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, 2x Barnacle Geese (SE/HF and RSw)

River Trent, Barlaston to Tittensor
26x Teal, 7x Goosander, 2x Grey Wagtail, Peregrine and Chiffchaff (DCo)

Burston
1x Little Egret in field just W of the Greyhound pub (DCo)

River Sow Meadows, Stafford
118x Wigeon, 60x Teal, 3x Little Grebe, 225x Lapwing, 132x Golden Plover, 22x Stock Dove, 200x Fieldfare, 80x Redwing (RSw)

Milford Pool
3x Goosander, 44x Wigeon, 4x Raven (RSw)

Copmere
10x Goosander, 7x Goldeneye, 49x Wigeon, Shoveler, Bullfinch, Common Gull (RSw)


Friday, 30 January 2015

Friday 30th January 2015

Chasewater
1st winter Caspian Gull, 1w and 2 adult YL Gull (CWG_sightings)

Westport Lake
Imm drk Smew again present 14:00hrs (NJS)

Branston GP
1x Green Sandpiper, 19x Snipe, 18x Curlew, c300x Lapwing, 19x Shelduck, 11x Pochard, 18x Gadwall, c60x Wigeon, 6x GBBG (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
303x Mute Swans, 1000x Lapwing, 95x Golden Plover, 157x Wigeon, 2x Oystercatcher, 30x Yellowhammer, 20x Tree Sparrow (SCo)

Stafford
1x Little Egret at West Way by brook at traffic lights 15:35hrs (AB)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thursday 29th January 2015

Chasewater
1st winter Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull (1w, 3w + 2 adults) 2x Oystercatcher  (CWG_sightings)

Hanley Forest Park
Immature male Smew still present this morning (NJS)

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup still also Cetti's Warbler, Pintail (IG)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull (adult and 1st winter), adult Med Gull, 6x YL Gull (2w, 3w, 4w and 3 adults) (CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Res
2nd winter Caspian Gull this evening also adult YL Gull (GJM MPR)

Hanley Forest Park
Immature drake Smew still present this morning at 09.25

Eccleshall
Barn Owl flew across B5026 to Eccleshall Road at 06.30

Branston Gravel Pits
10x Golden Plover, 9x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 425x Lapwing, Common Gull, 63x GBB Gull, 17x Shelduck, 15x Gadwall, 58x Wigeon, 12x Pochard, 5x Shoveler, Peregrine. (JW)

Clayton (Newcastle)
Drake Mandarin in flooded horse paddocks with 14x Teal off Cambridge Drive (STu)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Branston GP's
Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover, 9x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Redshank, c450 Lapwing, 12x Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 17x Shelduck, 5x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 7x Pochard, 57x Wigeon, 2x Water Rail & Tawny Owl (JWo)

Belvide Res
1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 2x Pintail & 2x Shelduck (BB)

Doxey Marsh
9x Goosander, 6x Little Egret, 30x Snipe, 2x Water Rail, Kingfisher (BC LC)

Madeley
Little Egret at The Lum, NE of Madeley in the River Lea area at 11.00 (JWi

Monday, 26 January 2015

Monday 26th January 2015

Chasewater Res
Adult Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull (1st winter & 2nd winter), adult Mediterranean Gull & 3x Yellow-legged Gull (2nd winter, 4th winter & adult) (CWG_sightings)

Hanley Forest Park
Immature male Smew present this morning

Belvide Res
Female Merlin chased by immature Peregrine this afternoon, also 1st winter drake Scaup at the west end plus 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull & 2x Raven (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Resv
1x Little Egret in second inlet (@jgordon5)

Old River Dove
Male Merlin, 2x Egyptian Geese & Raven (AJa)

Trent Washlands
Single Little Egret (AJa)

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday 25th January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Iceland Gull, 3rd winter Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull (@CWG_sightings)


Adult Iceland Gull at Chasewater tonight (SBN)

3w Caspian Gull at Chasewater in the roost (SBN)

Blithfield Res
3x White-fronted Geese in Tad Bay this afternoon (VEm)

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup still also Cetti's Warbler (IG)

Cannock
3rd winter Caspian Gull at the APC depot briefly this afternoon (SR)

Belvide Res
2nd winter Caspian Gull, Barnacle Goose, 71x Goldeneye, 53x Pochard, 2x Little Grebe, Raven & Peregrine (BB)

Whitemoor Hayes
281x Mute Swan, 1400x Lapwing, 121x Wigeon, 14x Teal, 60x Tree Sparrow, 10x Yellowhammer, 90x Linnet, 2x Goldeneye, Grey Partridge, 2x Raven & 120x Golden Plover (SCo)

Alrewas GP's
49x Tufted Duck, 13x Shoveler, 355x Wigeon, Kingfisher & 2x Gadwall (SCo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
c3 Tree Sparrow by farm, also c5 Stonechat & Oystercatcher (TVB)

Essington Quarry
10x Little Grebe, 2x Gadwall, 16x Greylag Geese (RKS)

JCB Lake, Rocester
8x Goosander (TEy)

Endon SW
1x Chiffchaff, 1x Raven, 114x Pied Wagtail (GBr)

Shoal Hill Common
2x Goosander over, 3x Green Woodpecker, fem Stonechat, 1x Raven (SR)

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Saturday 24th January 2015

Chasewater Res
Adult Iceland Gull & 2x adult Mediterranean Gulls this evening, also possible juvenile Thayer's Gull (CWG_sightings)

Aqualate
Bittern flew in front of the hide early morning also 1st winter drake Scaup, 12x Pintail (IG)

Westport Lake
Imm drake Smew still

Belvide Res
Little Egret, 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull & Barnacle Goose (BB)

Radford Meadows
Shelduck, Little Egret, 300x Lapwing, 120 Teal & 6x Shoveler (SPe)

Hem Heath Woods
Green Woodpecker, 5x Goldcrest & 3x Nuthatch (ARa)

Knypersley Resv
2x Water Rail, 5x Goosander, 1x Tawny Owl (GBr)

Friday, 23 January 2015

Friday 23rd January 2015

Chasewater
Great Northern Diver off the sailing club. Also in the roost - Adult Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 3x adult Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Mediterranean Gull, white-winged Herring Gull, leucistic Black-headed Gull and Great Northern Diver still (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Resv
3x White-fronted Geese in St Stephen's Bay (TJa)

Westport Lake
imm drk Smew still present (SBN)

Branston Gravel Pits
9x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Redshank, c400 Lapwing, 79x Tufted Duck, c80 Wigeon, 35x Pochard, 12x Gadwall, Common Gull & Peregrine (JWo)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Thursday 22nd January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Iceland Gull late afternoon (JJH CM). Also Great Northern Diver reported by the dam this morning

Belvide Res
1st winter Mediterranean Gull roosted again, also a adult Yellow-legged Gull, Barnacle Goose remains and a single Little Egret (BB)

Westport Lake
Immature male Smew still present this morning (IWo BC LC)

Ford Green/Chatterley Valley
Green Sandpiper at north end of valley, also 6x Lesser Redpoll, Green Woodpecker, 4x Teal & Little Grebe (JJo)

Dimmingsdale
8x Woodcock over between 17.05 & 17.25 (TEy)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wednesday 21st January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Iceland Gull, adult Caspian Gull, 2x adult YL Gull, 2x adult Med Gull (CWG_Sightings)

Blithfield Res
3x White-fronted Geese still in Blithe Bay (GJM)

Westport Lake
Imm drake Smew still

Belvide Res
3x Little Egret, 53x Goldeneye, Goosander & 5x Lesser Redpoll (BB)

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 4x Mandarin, Barnacle Goose, 21x Cormorant, Common Gull, 3x Kingfisher, (RT)

Caverswall-Weston Coyney
Little Egret again on River Blithe late morning (SC)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tuesday 20th January 2015

Westport Lake
Imm drk Smew again present (SBN)

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup again present (RCB)

Belvide Resv
1w Mediterranean Gull roosted, plus adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3x Little Egret, 1x Barnacle Goose (Belvide Blog)

Branston GP
9x Ruff, 3x Snipe, 2x Redshank, 18x Curlew, c350x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, 4x Little Egret, 4x GBBG, 79x Wigeon, 34x Pochard, 15x Gadwall, 4x Shelduck, Raven (JWo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
30x Little Egrets in roost, Woodcock in woodland, Oystercatcher, c25 GoldeneyeGoosanderGreen Sandpiper (TVB)

North Staffs Moors
150x Pink-footed Geese over The Roaches, 120x Pink-footed Geese over Goldsitch Moss (SPe)

Pink-footed Geese over the Moors by Scott Petrek


Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday 19th January 2015

Chasewater
3w Glaucous Gull roosted plus 3x Caspian Gulls (1w 2w adult), 4x Yellow-legged Gulls (2x adult 2w 3w), hybrid Herring x Glaucous Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Resv
Marsh Tit, 71x Goosander roosted in Tad Bay, 288x Great C Grebes (site record), c47x Golden Plover (RB)  

Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent
Imm drk Smew still present 16:00hrs

Aqualate Mere
1w drk Scaup still plus Bittern


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday 18th January 2015

Chasewater
4x Caspian Gull (2 adults, aub adult, 2w), 5x Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults, 3w, 2x 2w), 3w Glaucous x Herring hybrid (@CWG_sightings)

Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent
Imm drk Swew present to 10:00hrs at least (SBN)

Aqualate
1w drake Scaup, 2x Pintail, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit and an Otter (JJH SJH BM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
male Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 17x Snipe, 2x Goosander, 8x Pochard (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv
3x White-fronted Geese still at top end of Blithe Bay beyond Willows (JJH SJH BM)

Doxey Marsh
2x Stonechat, Kingfisher, 2 x Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, 2x Shoveler, 20x Teal, 6x Goosander ( AB & TT )

Rocester JCB
12x Goosander (TEy)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Saturday 17 January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Caspian Gull, Adult and 3rd winter YL Gull, adult Med Gull (CWG_Sightings)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drake Smew still (LC)

Blithfield Res
3x White-fronted Geese still east side of Blithe Bay (RP)

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup still (JJH)

Croxden Quarry
Black-tailed Godwit (RP)

River Sow Meadows Stafford
2x Raven, 2x Goosander, 9x Snipe + at the water Works -  Chiffchaff, 3x Grey Wagtail & 150x Pied Wagtail. (RS)

Stoke on Trent
Single Tree Sparrow on feeders at Campbell Road allotments (AS)

Aston - Burston
Jack Snipe, 25x Snipe, 79x Lapwing, 35x Teal, 16x Linnet, Kingfisher (DC)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Friday 16th January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2x adult Med Gulls and white-winged Herring Gull in the roost (@CWG_sightings)

Stoke-on-Trent
imm drk Smew at Hanley Forest Park again 16:10hrs (LOL)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Thursday 15th January 2015

Hanley Forest Park, Stoke-on-Trent
Imm drk Smew present at 07:50hrs - still at 15:15 (SG DK)

Cannock
2nd winter Glaucous Gull in field opposite APC depot and Kingswood pool briefly this afternoon

Chasewater
2nd winter Glaucous Gull again in the roost, also adult and 2nd winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull, 1w and 2w YL Gull (CWG_Sightings)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Wednesday 14th January 2015

Chasewater
2w Glaucous Gull again, adult Caspian Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull, white-winged Herring Gull but conditions/viewing poor in variable wind (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Res
3x White-fronted Geese again in fields west of Blithe Bay with c400 Canada Geese (RCB)

Belvide Resv
1w Mediterranean Gull in roost and 2x adult Yellow-legged Gulls

Tittesworth
Bittern flew from conservation area to main resv opposite 1st car park at 11:08 (WLH PL)

Caverswall
Little Egret on flood water behind cricket club at dusk (SC)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Chasewater
2nd winter Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull (CWG_ Sightings)

Silverdale CP
4x Goosander, Raven, 30x Redwing (BC LC)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drake Smew still

Hulme
Short-eared Owl off Malthouse Lane SJ941458, also 43x Golden Plover, c270 Lapwing, Stonechat (RT)

Branston Gravel Pits
9x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Redshank, c500x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, 9x Shelduck, 10x Shoveler, 11x Gadwall, 33x Pochard, 58x  Wigeon, 21x Tufted Duck, c200x Teal, 10x Little Grebe (JWo)

Weston Coyney
Little Egret and Kingfisher on River Blithe between Weston Coyney and Caverswall this pm (SCo)

Blithfield Res
14x Egyptian Geese flew out of Blithe Bay this morning (RCB)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Monday 12th January 2015

Hanley Forest Park
Imm drake Smew still early afternoon and returned to the site on 9th January (per GBr)

Chasewater Res
2nd winter Glaucous Gull on jetty, 3rd winter Iceland Gull, 3rd winter & adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and adult Mediterranean Gull

Dimmingsdale
16x Woodcock over 16:50 to 17:10 (TEy)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday 11th January 2015

Chasewater
2w Glaucous Gull, 6x Caspian Gulls (1w, 2x 2w, 3w, 2x adult), adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2x adult Mediterranean Gulls and white-winged Herring Gull (@CWG_sightings)

 Glaucous Gull at Chasewater by Phil Jones

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup still (IG)

Belvide Resv
3x Little Egret, 4x Yellow-legged Gulls, 128x Wigeon, 17x Shoveler (@Kevin_Clements)

Brookleys Lake
98x Mandarin, drk Pintail, 2x Siskin (@rpintean)

Hanley Forest Park
Imm Smew again present (GBr)

Stockton Brook Pumping Station
Chiffchaff and Willow Tit (GBr)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Saturday 10th January 2015

Chasewater
2w Glaucous Gull, 3x Caspian Gulls (1w 3w Ad), 2x adult Mediterranean Gulls, 2x Yellow-legged Gulls, white winged Herring Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Resv
Tad Bay - adult Caspian Gull, 5x adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 40x Goosander roosted. Oystercatcher and Peregrine at causeway (@rpintean)

Belvide Resv
1w Mediterranean Gull and 3x Yellow-legged Gulls in roost, 3x Little Egret, 25x Golden Plover, 48x Pochard (@Kevin_Clements)

Aqualate
1st winter drake Scaup still, 3x Pintail, Goosander (IG)

Branston GP
1x Ringed Plover, 1x Green Sandpiper, 1x Ruff, 4x Snipe (SBN)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Friday 9th January 2015

Chasewater
2nd winter Glaucous Gull, 3rd winter Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull (adult & 2nd winter) adult Med Gull, 2x adult YL Gull (CWG-Sightings)

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 536x Lapwing, 6x Shelduck, 24x Gadwall, 59x Wigeon, 4x Shoveler, 24x Pochard, 29x Tufted Duck, 148x Teal, Water Rail in the ditch, 5x Little Grebe. (JW)
 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Thursday 8th January 2015

Chasewater
Adult Iceland Gull, imm Glaucous Gull (probably 2nd winter) 3x Caspian Gull (1w, 2w adult) 2x adult Med Gull, 4x YL Gull (CWG-Sightings)

Belvide Res
2nd winter Caspian Gull  in the roost

Swallows Mire Milford
4x Goosander, 31x Wigeon, 17x Teal, 9x Tufted Duck, 2x Raven (JH)

Doxey Marsh
Barn Owl over Creswell Flash at 16:50 also Little Egret, Shelduck, 2x Water Rail, 3x Snipe (DS)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Yarnfield - Stone
Barn Owl flew across Yarnfield Lane on Stone side of the M6 bridge at 06:50 (PF)

Belvide Res
5x YL Gull,  3x Little Egret, 20x Shoveler (BB)