Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

                                                         Notice Board
                                  Belvide Reservoir (WMBC members only)

Our contractor will start work tomorrow, Monday 25th September, on restoring the reserve main footpath and extending this path. Depending on weather conditions the work may take up to two weeks. During this time members must comply with all health and safety restrictions.

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Ruff, 2x Pintail on JW (@TameBirding) - 3x Great White Egret in the riverside roost this evening (@(Piccalilli123)

Gailey Resv
1st w Little Gull again (?) on sailing lake at 12:20 (@TheSnapper1978)

Swallow Moss
Marsh Harrier (DCh)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay Marsh Harrier 12:15 to 12:25, Greenshank, Redshank, Peregrine, Admaston Reach, 45x Ringed Plover, 3x Dunlin, Dam 3x Yellow Wagtail (BAS, AMS)

Whittington
Red Kite, 4x Stonechat, Wheatear (DCo)



Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Gailey Resv
1st w Little Gull on sailing lake to 09:45 only also Goosander flew east (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ruff, 20x Ringed Plover thru, Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, 5x Wigeon, 5x Little Egret (@rpintean)

Aqualate

Juv Marsh Harrier (@Ian_m_grant)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey caught a fish in Tad Bay at 11:20, 70x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, 3x YL Gull, 2x Wheatear, Greenshank, 31x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, Peregrine, (@TheSnapper1978 and @rpintean)

North Staffs Moors
A passage male Ring Ouzel at mid day (BC. LC)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier on JW mid afternoon (@Piccalilli123)

Whitemoor Haye
Short-eared Owl this evening, 2x Little Egret, 20x Tree Sparrow, 4x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye,(@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Ring-necked Paraqeet flew  thru north at 19:05, also 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Peregrine (DSc)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday 22nd September 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Admaston Reach, 41x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin Tad Bay, Osprey, 2x Greenshank, Blithe Bay Peregrine  (PCa, TKe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, Ruff, 3x Little Egret (ABa)

Branston GPs
Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 18x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 90x Little Grebe, 4x Wigeon, 8x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 19x Gadwall, 29x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Peregrine, YL Gull  (JWo)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier, Hobby (SDa)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still North Pit, (@RSPBMiddleton)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover thru east at 14:20 also 8x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, (@BelvideBirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ruff, Ringed Plover, 3x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, 20x Teal (@rpintean)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 2x Barnacle Geese, 4x Shoveler, 20x Teal, 9x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, 2x Ringed Plover, 16x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 22x Shoveler, 4x Wigeon, 4x Shelduck (DSc)


Trentham Gardens
14x Little Grebe, 15x Mandarin, 7x Wigeon, Goosander, Little Egret (RT)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday 18th September 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
Pintail, 6x Goosander, 5x Wigeon, 30x Teal (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Little Egret, 32x Shoveler, 30x Gadwall, 51x Teal, 2x Pochard, 97x Little Grebe, 2x Egyptian Geese, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017

Uttoxeter Quarry
9x Curlew, Ringed Plover, 4x Goosander, 9x Wigeon, 39x Teal, 4x Little Egret, Peregrine (@rpintean) - also 3x Redshank this evening and 3x Green Sandpiper, (ABa)

Tittesworth Water
Arctic Tern and a Pink-footed Goose early afternoon (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Blithe Bay, 33x Ringed Plover, 13x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher (@TheSnapper1978) - Tad Bay 25x Ringed Plover, 9x Dunlin down to 8 (one killed by a Peregrine), 2x Greenshank, 18x Wigeon, Dam Hobby (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Ruff, 5x Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Shoveler, 26x Gadwall, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 30x Shoveler,  500x Swallow thru south, (DSc)

Dimmingsdale
19x Pink-footed Geese over SE this afternoon also c200 House Martin over south (TEy)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Saturday 16th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Knyperesley Resv
35x Pink-footed Geese over east at 09:20 (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff on JW (@onionsargey) - Great White Egret still (@Burnhambirder

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Arctic Tern (ad + juv) off the causeway - Blithe Bay, 5x YL Gull (4ad +2w), Greenshank, 31x Ringed Plover, 12x Dunlin, Spotted Flycatcher (@TheSnapper 1978)

Black Bank
50x Pink-footed Geese over ENE at 09:15 (NDP)

Branston GPs
96x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 18x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2x Whinchat, Redstart, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, (DSc)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday 15th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint north shore, 2x Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@NigelCarp2008) - 10x Dunlin flew thru west (@paulsmith15363)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck (DSc)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, 2x Greenshank, 2x Ruff, Ringed Plover (@NigelCarp2008)

Middleton Lakes
Cattle Egret mid afternoon on JW before flying west over canal, also Great White Egret and Little Egret (@atkinson_steve) - 3x Great White Egret roosted this evening (@TameBirding)

Newcastle
Swift over Seabridge Lane (@ROBgilb)

Trentham Gardens
Arctic Tern, 11x Little Grebe, 12x Mandarin, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (HF, SE)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still

Berryhill
5x Wheatear, Whinchat, 2x Redstart, 2x Stonechat

Branston GPs
3x Whinchat, Stonechat, 12x Curlew, 5x Little Egret,  YL Gull, 83x Little Grebe, Juv Peregrine, 25x Gadwall, 44x Teal, 15x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, Grey Wagtail (JWo)

Whinchat by Jon Woodcock


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Phalarope present to 09:05 when killed by a Sparrowhawk, also 2x juv Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, Barn Owl, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 18x Wigeon,  (JWo)


GWE by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Arctic Tern still, 2x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, (@paulsmith15363)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, 86x Little Grebe, Curlew, 27x Shoveler, 46x Teal, 2x Pochard, 16x Gadwall, Hobby (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
17x Mandarin (inc 4 juvs) at 17:30 (PBi)

Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday 11th September 2017

Trentham Gardens
Little Egret, 3x Mandarin, Kingfisher (@tighthead22)

Whittington
2x Whinchat, 3x Stonechat (@TerryHinnet)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still

Branston GPs
2x Ruff, 16x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, 93x Little Grebe, 2x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 50x Teal, 10x Shoveler,  Shelduck,  Kingfisher (JWo)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Spotted Redshank in south west corner, also 2x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, 4x Ringed Plover (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Garganey, Great White Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@TameBirding) - 2x Great White Egret in the riverside roost (@Piccalilli123)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still also 3x Swift (@DKelsall3)

Uttoxeter Quarry

7x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, 5x Little Egret , Mandarin, 9x Goosander (ABa)

Chasewater
4x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, (RSo)

Whittington
Whinchat along bottom track to the barns (@TerryHinett)

Rocester
5x Mandarin (TEy)

Croxden
2x Ringed Plover (ABa)

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still at 09:00 (PJo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Little Gull Admaston Reach, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Greenshank, Golden Plover, 10x Wigeon, Peregrine, (@rpintean) - 4x Yellow Wagtail and Little Egret at dam. Tad Bay 5x Ruff, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, YL Gull, Blithe Bay 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 10x Yellow Wagtail (@chrisvaghela)

Gailey/Otherton
Hobby, Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2w YL Gull, GBB Gull, Ringed Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 7x Goosander (ABa)

Middleton Lakes
7x Ruff, 2x Garganey, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Barn Owl (@Piccalilli123)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday 8th September 2017

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still on JW also 2x Hobby, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Whinchat (@RSPBMiddleton)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Hobby, 2x Marsh Tit, Little Egret

Trentham Gardens
Hobby, 3x Mandarin, Goosander (DVe)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday 7th September 2017


Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, Peregrine on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Curlew Sandpiper still, 7x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Ringed Plover, (MMS)

Branston GPs
2x Whinchat, 2x Little Egret, 2x imm Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, ad YL Gull (DSc)

Whinchat by Dave Scattergood

Staffs

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Chasewater
Redshank this morning (@derek_lees) - also 8x Snipe, Little Egret 4x Red Deer (JWo)

Redshank by Jon Woodcock

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@DKelsall3)

Gailey Resv
Redshank flew thru also 3x Pochard (@TheSnapper1978)

Branston GPs
5x Little Egret, Peregrine, 2x Hobby. Green Sandpiper, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Swift, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Curlew Sandpiper still in Blithe Bay on south side (@tonyjac_tony)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@thevicar70)

Middleton Lakes
Little Stint on JW north, also Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover (@atkinson_steve)  - 3x Ruff, 4x Barn Owl (seen simultaneously) (Piccalilli123)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 20x Teal (ABa)

Bobbington
3x Yellow Wagtail at Leaton Lane (@broadwayeight)

Berryhill
Barn Owl and 2x Wheatear 'Lap Bunt' paddock (IBu)

Branston GPs

18x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 94x Little Grebe, 5x Little Egret, 2x Wigeon, 28x Gadwall, 19x Shoveler, 4x Pochard, 50x Teal, YL Gull (JWo)

Combridge (Eaton Lane)
2x Whinchat, 2x Redstart, Little Egret on the R. Dove (EFo)

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@StaffsWildlife)

By Steve Seal


Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Curlew Sandpiper Blithe Bay, 2x winter adult Little Gull (MPR, GJM)

Stoke
4x Swift over the Royal Stoke hospital (@jvphbirding)

Aqualate
3x Hobbies showing well this afternoon (@brianbeecee)

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
11x Whimbrel flew south at 10:20, 7x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Wheatear (@BelvideBirding)

Endon Sewage Works
Juv Yellow Wagtail, 5x Grey Wagtail, c200 Swallow, 60x House Martin (GBr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Sandwich Tern through Tad Bay at 13:28 (@rpintean)

Doxey Marsh
6x Cetti's Warbler, c60 House Martin (MJa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Sandwich Tern briefly at 15:00, 10x Little Egret, Greenshank, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 6x Green Sandpiper (ABa)


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only) (94 species)
Corn Bunting, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, GBB Gull, Caspian Gull, (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes  (95 species)
Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper (fly over), Osprey over, Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Tit,  (@RSPBMiddleton) - 2x Great White Egret in the riverside roost this evening, also 3x Pintail and a  Whinchat (@Piccalilli123)  -  Pintail

Whitemoor Haye  (61 species)
16x Little Egret, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 30x Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 10x Little Egret, 9x Goosander (@rpintean)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still, 1w YL Gull (@DKelsall3)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Marsh Harrier Tad Bay 13:45 to 14:25 at least also 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 13x Dunlin, 2x Ruff (SRo)

Branston GPs   (86 species)
5x Little Egret, 3x Dunlin, Curlew, Peregrine, Hobby, 2x Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 2x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Stoke
Barn Owl at Florence Hill (AMa)

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday 1st September 2017

Iverley Sugar Loaf Farm
2x Hobby, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail (@StourBirder)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier over Dosthill NR, Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpipers on JW (@RSPBMiddleton) - also Whinchat, Grasshopper Warbler (PCa )

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 6x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret (@paulsmith153) - 1w Caspian Gull below dam this pm (@BelvideBirding)

Cannock Chase
2x Redstart, Stonechat family at Freda's Grave (CSc)

Revidge Moor
6x Red Grouse, Wheatear, (DSc)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still (@brianbeecee)

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Curlew,5x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 7x Little Egret (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 6x Little Egret, Hobby, Tree Pipit, 4x Wheatear, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, 33x Yellow Wagatail (@scaupface)

Branston GPs
Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 19x Curlew, 98x Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, 7x Little Egret (JWo)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Thursday 31st August 2017

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe still on main lake (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Another new juv Black-necked Grebe from Scott hide (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Adult fem Marsh Harrier also 2x Willow Tit (NGr)

Hanchurch
Osprey low over M6 Jnc 15 this evening (@KaneBrides)