Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday 23rd August 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey JW south, (MercianBirding), Osprey over south, Great White Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 6x Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Marsh Harrier thru, Great White Egret, (GJM, DJa)  -  45x Yellow Wagtail, 12x Raven, (GJM) also 2x Osprey over the dam, (DJa)  -  Whinchat by the dam, (HF, SE)

Whinchat by Steve Edwards

Berryhill
No sign of the Wryneck this am, 3x Tree Pipit, Wheatear, 3x Redstart, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, (RGi, etal)

Hixon Airfield
8x Wheatear still, Garden Warbler, 40x Linnet, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, also Osprey thru

Alrewas
Hobby over the Arboretum, (RSt)

Amington-Alvecote
Redstart, 2x Little Egret, 4x Grey Wagtail + 4 juvs, (MSc)

Branston GPs
4x Redstart, Turnstone, 2x Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 52x Lapwing, Mandarin, 6x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 102x Teal, 40x Gadwall, 30x Shoveler, 46x Little Grebe + 11 juvs, 8x Little Egret, 5x Water Rail + juv, Garden Warbler,  5x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Reed Warbler, 50x Cormorant over, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Hobby, 2x Peregrine, (JWo, DSc, Dean)

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Tree Pipit over

Gailey Resv
5x Common Tern, 10x Swift, (HKi)

Blithbury
3x Great White Egret flew from Blithbury towards the dam at Blithfield (MCh)

Enville
Little Egret at Mere Lane pools

Berryhill  (118)
Wryneck by the bench on the right hand side of the tarmac track up hill from the retirement village showing well from 14:00 to 15:00, also Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart (DB)

By David Bentley

Cheslyn Hay
Red Kite over heading towards Essington, (BirderGaz)

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Garganey, Whimbrel, 3x Green Sandpiper, 10x Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 5x Swift, Common Tern, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DCo, MSc)

Hixon Airport
8x Wheatear this am, (RCB)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, Turnstone, 13x Curlew, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, Ringed Plover, 17x Lapwing, Hobby, Peregrine, Marsh Tit, 22x Pochard, 49x Gadwall, 92x Teal, 18x Shoveler, 52x Little Grebe + 17 juvs, Common Tern, 8x Little Egret, Peregrine, (CEc, JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Garganey, 2x Hobby, 7x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Tit, 2x Egyptian Geese with 2 juvs, (SE, HF)

Garganey by Steve Edwards

Staffs

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, Whimbrel briefly, 4x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, Hobby, 2x Egyptian Geese + 3 juvs,  Mandarin,  Peregrine, (RSPB, SAt)  -  Also Garganey, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 10x Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat, (EOC)

Ingestre
2x Greenshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Snipe on the floods also Hobby, (RCB)

Enville
Greenshank thru, Little Egret and 2x Redstart Mere Lane pools, (DJa)

Chasewater
5x YL Gull, Common Gull, 4x Common Tern

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 7x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, ad YL Gull, 3x Swift, Mandarin, (DSc)

Monday, 19 August 2019

Monday 19th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Whimbrel flushed off JW, 3x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Mandarin, (GSt)

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Redstart, Water Rail, 2x Green Woodpecker, 3x Snipe, (JDu)

Berryhill
Cuckoo still, Whinchat, 4x Redstart, (DWa)  -  Spotted Flycatcher at Ouzel paddocks, (HF, SE)

River Sow Meadows
2x Greenshank, 2x Snipe, 55x Lapwing, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, (RSw)

Knypersley Resv
Imm/fem Redstart between warders tower and old hatchery, (IBr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Marsh Harrier briefly over bale field opp Stanley Wood, Osprey fishing in Blithe Bay also Great White Egret, Yellow Wagtails, (RCB)  -  4x Wheatear, 6x Yellow  Wagtail, Common Terns, (DBa)  -  13x Black-tailed Godwit over, (GSa)

Tittesworth Water
5x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 55x Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, (SG)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 43x Lapwing, Great White Egret, 16x Little Egret, 15x Pochard, 49x Teal, 84x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 38x Little Grebe + 18 juvs, Peregrine, (JWo)

Turnstones by Jon Woodcock

Little Grebe with juvs by Jon Woodcock

Trentham Gardens
Swift over, (BB)

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday 18th August 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Garganey still, juv Knot

Cannock Chase
4x Redstart, 2x Green Woodpecker, (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Green Sandpiper, 100x Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Knypersley Resv
Fem Garganey by Osier beds but flushed also White Wagtail, (GBr)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 11x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret, 14x Little Egret,  2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Mandarin, ad YL Gull, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Tit, (JA, DSc)

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Marsh Harrier thru NW early am, (GJM)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Mandarin, (MSm)

Berryhill
Whinchat, Wheatear, 6x Redstart, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Hobby, (NDP, RTo)

Tittesworth Water
6x Common Tern, Little Egret, Mandarin, (SG, CT)

Tucklesholme
2x Great White Egret, 7x Little Egret, (MSm, DSc)

Branston GPs
2x Great White Egret, 8x Little Egret, Turnstone, Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Swift, 2x Egyptian Geese, (CEc, DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Garganey, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, (CVa)

Chasewater
9x Common Tern, 4x YL Gull

Morridge
Red Kite over at 11:57, (JWa)

Friday, 16 August 2019

Friday 16th August 2019

Ford Green 
Juv Peregrine this morning, (JJo)

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019

                                  The car park at Doxey Marsh is now officially open

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Garganey, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 2x Snipe, Goosander, (MSm)  -  Hobby, 4x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 

Tittesworth Water
5x Common Tern, (JOa)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, 17x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 34x Lapwing, Spotted Flycatcher, Swift, 47x Little Grebe + 14 juvs, 17x Pochard, 53x Teal, 77x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, Common Tern, Peregrine,  (Dean, JWo)

GWE by Jon Woodcock

Alvecote
Redstart, 2x Little Egret, (MSc)

Ladybridge
2x Grey Wagtail, River Anker/Tame, (MSc)

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 5x Snipe, 4x Egyptian Geese, Goosander, (DCo)

Berryhill
7x Wheatear, Whinchat, 6x Redstart, (RTo, DWa)  - Cuckoo still this evening also 12x Wheatear, 9x Redstart, (HF, SE)

Barton under Needwood
2x Hobby over, (JWo)

Aston Hall Farm
2x Marsh Tit, 12x Tree Sparrow, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, (DWa)

Branston GPs
4x Curlew, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Green Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, 10x Mandarin, 62x Gadwall, 50x Teal, 11x Pochard, 13x Shoveler, 2x Swift, 2x Yellow Wagtail, (DSc)

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x LRP, 4x Green Sandpiper, 8x Snipe, 140x Lapwing, (SAt)  -  2x Garganey, Common Sandpiper, (MSm)

Berryhill
7x Redstart, Tree Pipit, Willow Tit, 4x Swift, (RTo, NDP, DWa)  -  Cuckoo still off the Palletstacks but mobile

By Patrick Salt

Branston GPs
14x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Marsh Tit, 4x Little Egret, Pochard, Gadwall, (CEc)  -  also Turnstone, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 30x Lapwing, 3x Water Rail, 13x Little Egret, 46x Little Grebe + 12 juvs, 12x Pochard, Mandarin, 65x Gadwall, 53x Teal,  2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Common Tern, Peregrine, (JWo)

Cannock Chase
2x Redstart, 3x Crossbill, (ABl)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
29x Common Tern, Little Owl, Common Sandpiper, (RCB)

Ingestre
Green Sandpiper on flood by Trent, (RCB)

Monday, 12 August 2019

Monday 12th August 2019

Berryhill
Cuckoo still off the Palletstacks, 6x Redstart, (RGi)

By Steve Edwards

By Steve Edwards

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 10x Little Egret, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, LRP, Hobby, 50x Swift, (RSPB, MSm)

Silverdale CP
3x Redstart, 4x Swift, (NDP)

Pool Hall
52x Swift over the STW, 2x Corn Bunting on approach track, (BirderGaz)

Yoxall
Willow Tit Meadow Lane, (JWo)

Marchington Woodland
2x Marsh Tit, (JWo)

Branston WP
2x Egyptian Geese, (JWo)

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Sunday 11th August 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Marsh Harrier south over Duckley plantation, (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Turnstone thru south at 11:15, Whimbrel thru west at 10:30 also Mandarin, 3x Turnstone and a Ruff at west end early evening,

Berryhill
Cuckoo still between the Palletstacks and the Ouzel paddock, 8x Wheatear, 6x Redstart, 5x Swift, (RTo, NDP)  -  Cuckoo still at 16:50 at bottom end of the Palletstacks, 15x Swift, Whinchat still,  (IBu)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Juv Cuckoo thru, 9x Curlew, Snipe, 4x Swift, Yellow Wagtail, (RPo)

Chasewater
5x Common Tern, 2x Swift, (CMa)

Branston GPs
Knot to 19:25 only, Great White Egret, 6x Little Egret, 14x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 3x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper,  Common Sandpiper, 45x Gadwall, 10x Shoveler, 2x Mandarin, imm Peregrine, (DSc)

Burston-Aston
3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Little Owl, 15x Tree Sparrow, 7x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 2x Shoveler, (DCo)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, (JWo)

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Saturday 10th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Snipe, , 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 9x Egyptian Geese, 100x Lapwing, (SAt)  -  Garganey, (DCo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone thru, (GJM)  2cy Med Gull in Tad Bay, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
Sanderling 11:20 to 11:40 only)

Berryhill
17x Wheatear, Whinchat, 9x Redstart, Willow Tit, (NDP)  -  Juv Cuckoo this evening at the Ouzel paddock, (SLe)

Cuckoo by Steven Leyland

Tittesworth Water
7x Common Tern, 4x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 90x Lapwing, 3x Swift, (SG, CT)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 2x Curlew, 1w YL Gull, Common Gull, 2x Common Tern, (DSc)

Friday, 9 August 2019

Friday 9th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 8x Egyptian Geese, (MSm, SAt)

Berryhill
15x Wheatear, Whinchat, 6x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, Swift, (RTo, NDP, DWa)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 13x Curlew, Snipe, 62x Lapwing, 6x Common Tern, 3x Little Egret, 4x Mandarin, 27x Little Grebe + 16juvs, 16x Little Egret, 9x Pochard,  45x Gadwall, Water Rail, Marsh Tit,  (DSc, JWo)

Radford Meadows
Greenshank, 55x Lapwing, 40x Swift, (RSw)

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Thursday 8th August 2019

Berryhill
10x Redstart counted, 6 around the Ouzel paddock and 4 between the Fenpark track and Palletstacks also 7x Swift and Common Sandpiper, (RTo, NDP, DW)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 4x Snipe, (MPo)  -  Greenshank, (APo)

Gailey Resv
Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, 3x Gadwall, (IMo)

Cannock Chase
Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, 4x Stonechat, (MJa)

Tittesworth Water
3x Common Tern, 2x Goosander, 45x Lapwing, Redstart, Common Sandpiper, (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still, (PDa)

Blackbank
3x Redstart this evening, (PJo)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 11x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 9x Little Egret, Water Rail, 3x Mandarin, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine, Hobby,  (CEc)

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Knypersley Resv
Imm/fem Merlin over Lodge Barn Road also 2x Willow Tit, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, Dunlin, 5x Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, (MSm)

Whitemoor Haye
13x Common Tern, 6x Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, (BirderAlrewas)

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, Gropper, (RSPB),  -  Garganey, 4x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 9x Common Tern, (MSm, SAt)

Cannock Chase
Spotted Flycatchers, Redstart, 3x Stonechat, Siskins, (ABl)

Branston GPs
11x Curlew, 35x Lapwing, 31x Little Grebe + 15 juvs, 36x Gadwall, Mandarin, 8x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 4x Little Egret, Common Tern, 4x Green Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Peregrine, (JWo)

Monday, 5 August 2019

Monday 5th August 2019

Enville
Dunlin on Mere pool, (DJa)

Ford Green
Water Rail, (JJo)

Cannock Chase
Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, (ABl)

North Staffs Moors
Juv Whinchat, ad and 2 juv Wheatear, 8x juv Stonechat in three family parties, juv Redstart, (NDP)

Prestwood Bridge-Gothersley  Lock
Red Kite next to the Staffs/Worcs canal, (CJo)

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Sunday 4th August 2019

Whitemoor Haye
7x Little Egret, 3x Common Sandpiper, 14x Common Tern, c40 Tree Sparrow, 80x Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, (BirderAlrewas)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret still, 7x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, (Kay)

River Sow Meadows
3x Little Egret, Common Tern, 60x Lapwing, Mandarin, (RSw)

Berryhill
Tree Pipit, 4x Redstart, (NDP)  -  Quail in the Lap Bunt field area at 18:44, only called once in 15 mins, (IBu)

Aqualate
Garganey this morning, (IGr)

Littleton
17x Black-tailed Godwit flew east over the pit site at 12:10, also Tree Pipit over, (SRi)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 13x Gadwall, 9x Teal, 12x Water Rail, (MBo)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, Gropper, (MJa)

Alton
2x Redstart, 12x Painted Lady, (TEy)

Chasewater
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Common Sandpiper, Garganey

Branston GPs
Ruff, Curlew, 10x Little Egret, 44x Little Grebe, 2x Mandarin, 62x Gadwall, 24x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 8x Common Tern, 2x Marsh Tit, Hobby, (DSc)

Froghall
2x Hobby over Hermitage farm, (MBr)

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Garganey, Goldeneye, 5x Common Sandpiper, 

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret still, 5x Little Egret, (RPo, CEc)

Tittesworth Water
2x Redshank, Common Tern, 4x Goosander, Mandarin, 2x Willow Tit, Garden Warbler, (SG, IB, CT)

Endon STW
Ad Med Gull in flooded fields between the sewage works and Park Lane (GBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Scoter, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, ad YL Gull, Peregrine, 2x Goosander, (RPo)

Hints
Hobby over the A5, (RBl)

Enville
2x Redstart Mere Lane pools, (KWa)

Friday, 2 August 2019

Friday 2nd August 2019

Middleton Lakes
3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, fem/juv Mandarin, (MSm)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 4x Redstart, 3x Lesser Whitethroat (RTo, NDP)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret

Branston GPs
14x Little Egret, 45x Gadwall, 6x Shoveler, Ruff, 2x Common Tern, (DSc)

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019

Alvecote
Great White Egret west side of Pretty Pigs pool

Whitemoor Haye
Yellow Wagtails between the outdoor centre and the lake, (DAb)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel over, Curlew, Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 53x Lapwing, 22x Little Egret, 30x Common Tern, 36x Little Grebe + 14 juvs, 33x Pochard, 42x Gadwall, 14x Teal, 8x Shoveler, 4x Green Woodpecker, 2x Painted Lady, 2x Painted Lady, (JWo)

Painted Lady by Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
Stonechat, 3x Redstart, (DWa)

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
25x Common Scoter and a Whimbrel thru, (GJM)  -  Sanderling briefly on the causeway, (HF,SE)

Chasewater
Common Scoter at 12:00, (GE)  -  Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, (CMa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x drake Common Scoter, Little Egret, wellies essential, (NDP)

Westport Lake
Drake Common Scoter this afternoon, (DKe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
14x Arctic Tern flew thru,  Garganey still, 3x Crossbill flew south.

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 20x Little Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, 30x Common Tern, 32x Gadwall, 28x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 5x Mandarin, 3x Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Gailey Resv
Redshank, 2x Little Egret, Pochard, 2x Common Tern, (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Little Egret, 2x Hobby (MJa)

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Tuesday 30th July 2019

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, 6x Green Sandpiper, LRP on North  Pit, Great White Egret, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 3x Common Sandpiper on JW, (CWa)

Ingestre
c40 Black-tailed Godwit flew south down the Trent Valley floods at 09:35, (RCB)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sandwich Tern briefly 09:25 to 09:30 only, 11x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Garganey

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Black Tern this morning, (GJM)

Tittesworth Water
5x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 48x Lapwing, (JOa)

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 88x Lapwing, 2x Great White Egret, 20x Little Egret, 30x Common Tern, 55x Little Grebe + 12 juvs, 31x Pochard, 35x Gadwall, 2x Mandarin, 2x Water Rail, Peregrine, 5x Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat,(JWo)

Great White Egrets by Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
Wheatear still, 6x Redstart, Curlew, 2x juv Lesser Whitethroat, (RTo, NDP)