Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Middleton Lakes
Little Tern on JW, Greenshank, (KSa)  -  3x Curlew Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, (RSPB)   -  also 1w Little Gull (SAt)

Doxey Marsh
Osprey over (NDP)  -  also 2x Cattle Egret still

Cannock Chase
Fem Marsh Harrier north thru Sherbrook Valley (BSm)  -  2x Redstart, Tree Pipits, Cuckoo (DBa)

Yarnfield 
Red Kite over at 09:30 (NDP)

Hawksmoor
2-3 Wood Warbler this morning (ABa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Cetti's Warbler still, 2x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Common Sandpiper (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Gull and 9x Common Tern (TJa)  -  also Whimbrel thru NW in Blithe Bay (GJM)  -  2x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (RBe)

Tittesworth Water
Black Tern this morning, Common Tern, 2x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, (JOa)

Biddulph Grange
Redstart and a Wheatear (DKe)

Gailey Resv
Great White Egret on heron island (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Gull, Black-tailed Godwit

Whitfeld Valley
3x Gropper, Reed Warbler (JJo)

Outwoods
Redstart near Aqualate (DBr)

Aqualate
Black Tern and 2x Hobby (PJo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 9x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 30x Shelduck, 31x Gadwall, 2x Mandarin, 27x Little Grebe, Wheatear, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Cetti' Warbler, (JWo)

Monday, 22 April 2019

Monday 22nd April 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Common Tern thru, 10x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Avocet, 6x Redshank, 3x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover (KSa)  -  13x Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail,

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel still, 6x Common Tern, 7x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Pintail, Med Gull, Garden Warbler 

Berryhill 
3x Green Sandpiper on Botteslow Flash at 06:30 (RTo)  -  Red Kite over the Ind estate (IBu)  3x Lesser Whitethroat nearby

Poplar Landfill
Red Kite over

Whitemoor Haye
3x Lesser Whitethroat, Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail (BirderAlrewas)

Audley Meadows
Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Gropper (PDo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, Common Tern, Gropper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (DSc)

Radial Park-South Hanford farm
2x Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, (RGi)

Burston
 Greenshank, Lesser Whitethroat (AEa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Whinchat,


By Steve Edwards

Kingwood bank
Redstart, 3x Pied Flycatcher, Willow Tit, (NDP)

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2x Reed Warbler, 3x Yellowhammer, 2x Grey Wagtail (JDu)

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sunday 21st April 2019

Westport Lake
Little Gull to 09:05 only

Chasewater
2x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper

Elford-Fisherwick
5x Corn Bunting (BirderAlrewas)

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Wheatear, 2x LRP, (MFo)

Burston
Greenshank, Redshank (AEa)

Jacksons Bank 
Cuckoo this morning near Hoars Cross (DEa)

Pottal Pool
Wood Warbler briefly at 11:15 from narrow belt of Birch off Pottal Pool Road also 2x Tree Pipit (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel still, 2x Wheatear

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Avocet, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat,  (RPo, EFo)

Hixon Airfield
40x Skylark, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear (RSw)

Doxey Marsh
Green Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3x LRP, Common Sandpiper,  (GPr, AMa)  -  also 2x Cattle Egret, 3x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Groppers, (MBo, et al)

Trentham Gardens
8x Little Egret, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler (DKe)  -  Common Sandpiper, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, (PBi)

Cannock Chase
5x Crossbill, Tree Pipits, 3x Redstart, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo,2x Mandarin, (BAS, AMS)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Whimbrel (BAS, AMS)  -  Whinchat at Small
Meadows, (DSc)

By Jon Woodcock

Ipstones Edge
Cuckoo (TEy)

Whittington (Turbine Cottage)
Curlew, 2x Wheatear, 2x Grey Partridge, (StourBirder)

Middleton Lakes
8x Avocet, 9x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Redshank, (GRu)

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saturday 20th April 2019

Cannock Chase
2x Great White Egret over Oldacre Valley at 06:50 (RSw) - 2x Cuckoo (IWi)  -  Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, (APr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Redstart, Garden Warbler, Whimbrel

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tree Pipit Admaston Reach (MPR, GJM)

Aqualate
Cattle Egret at far end (IGr)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, Red-crested Pochard, Whimbrel, 2x Ruff,  2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Mandarin, (DSc)

Knypersley
2x Pied Flycatcher,  (DVi, PMo)

Doxey Marsh
Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 5x Cetti'sWarbler, 3x Reed Warbler (NGr)

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5x LRP, 3x House Martin, 23x Blackcap (JDu)

Whitemoor Haye
Whinchat along track by new workings, Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, (MPo)  -  Great White Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Wheatear, Goldeneye, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (BirderAlrewas)

Iverley
3x Wheatear, Corn Bunting (StourBirder)

Tucklesholme
Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (Kay)

Barlaston Downs
5x Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, (AMa)

Alvecote
Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret (MSc)

Middleton Lakes
9x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Avocet, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Redshank (JKe)

Chasewater
Common Sandpiper, Redshank, LRP, Common Tern, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler (CMa)

Tittesworth Water
Common Tern. 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 5x Barnacle Geese (JOa)

Cheslyn Hay
200x Fieldfare thru (JHi)

Hanchurch Woods
3x Tree Pipit (AMa)

Burston
Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (AEa)

Swallow Moss
Cuckoo (JOa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday 19th April 2019

Shoal Hill
4x Wheatear, 2x  Ring Ouzel, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, (SRi)

Gailey
4x Wheatear off Fullmoor Lane, Reed Warbler, 2x Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
14x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Avocet, 6x Redshank, Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 2x LRP, 6x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Tern, (MercianBirding)  -Great White Egret over JW (RSPB)

Berryhill
2x male Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast, 25x Golden Plover over at 07:10, 13x Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat (RGi)  - also Yellow Wagtail, (NDP)  - Botteslow 2x Gadwall, 

Fenton
6x House Martin (RGi)

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4x Wheatear, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Grey Wagtail, (JDu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel still, fem Marsh Harrier 09:30 - 09:40 only, Greenshank, 5x Wheatear, Cattle Egret

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Marsh Harrier over the dam (GJM, MPR)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher on island, 6x Little Egret (HFo)

Hanchurch
Cuckoo (GSa)

Swineholes Wood
3x Crossbill, 2x Curlew, 20x Willow Warbler (RPo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 3x Mandarin, 2x Avocet, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 6x LRP, Curlew, 6x Redshank, 12x Whitethroat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Gropper, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Whimbrels by Jon Woodcock

Cuckoo Bank
10x Groppers, Hobby, 5x Whitethroat, Garden Warblers,

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel, 3x Dunlin, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Whitethroat, (RPo)

Consall
2x Redstart, Pied Flycatcher (SFe)

Alvecote
Drake Garganey still (ARa)

Audley Meadows
Whinchat, Gropper, Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat (PDo)

Apedale
Cuckoo (CBa)

Aqualate
Hobby early afternoon (PJor)  -  Cuckoo at 19:10, Gropper at 20:00 (KHa)

Thorswood
2x Whitethroat (TEy)

Biddulph Moor
Wheatear top road (SSe)

Chasewater
1s Little Gull, 2x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thursday 18th April 2019

Middleton Lakes
12x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 3x Pink-footed Geese, White Wagtail, 3x LRP, 3x Groppers, Ringed Plover, (SAt)

Westport Lake
Poss/prob Osprey over, 3x Common Sandpiper (CWa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel on north shore, 7x Wheatear, Whitethroat

Berryhill
18x Wheatear, male Redstart, male Ring Ouzel still (RTo, NDP)  -  still 2x Ring Ouzel this evening (IBu)

Chasewater
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Whitethroat (CMa)

Bignall Hill
Female Ring Ouzel round quarry area, 4x Wheatear (JMa)

Branston GPs
2x Whimbrel, Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Gropper, 3x Ruff, 2x Curlew, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 9x Ringed Plover, 8x LRP, 5x Redshank, 6x Egyptian Geese, 3x Mandarin, 32x Shelduck, 46x Gadwall, 29x Shoveler, Little Egret, 22x Little Grebe, 5x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Peregerine, (JWo)

Shoal Hill
2x Ring Ouzel still from Cocksparrow Lane (APo)  -  also 3x Wheatear (IGr)

Penkridge STW
Greenland Wheatear this morning

Whittington Common
Male Ring Ouzel south of Turbine Cottage, also male Redstart, 3x Wheatear (PBa)

Trentham Gardens
Common Tern 2x Dipper (DVe)  -  Barnacle Goose (JCo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Avocet, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, Curlew, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 4x White Wagtail, 4x Goosander (NDP)

Alvecote
Drake Garganey still on Pretty Pigs pool

Gailey
Hobby flew east over the M6, Great White Egret flew west at 18:35, (SRo)

Croxall
Marsh Harrier heading north (GSt)


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Tree Pipit over NW, Ring Ouzel briefly at 08;40, ad Little Gull, Lesser Whitethroat

Chasewater
2x ad Little Gull, 2x Whitethroat, Great White Egret

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at 07:25, 15x Wheatear including a Greenland type, Ring Ouzel still (NDP, RTo)  - Botteslow Flash 2x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 3x Goosander (RTo)

By Trevor Dance


Tucklesholme
Ruff, Dunlin, White Wagtail (TPe)

Middleton Lakes
9x Avocet, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x LRP, 4x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Wheatear, 4x Pink-footed Geese (DCo)

Hanchurch
Tree Pipit, 6x Crossbill,  (BCa)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo at Coppice Hill, Tree Pipits Sherbrook Valley (DBa)

Shoal Hill
3x Ring Ouzel from Mansty Lane at 14:55 (IMo)

Tatenhill Airfield
Redstart, Garden Warbler along path to Scotch Hills (JWo)

Tittesworth Water
Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 5x Barnacle Geese, Mandarin, 2x Redstart Goosander, (JOa)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Wheatear, 22x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper, Grey Partridge, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
2x Whimbrel, Curlew, 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Mandarin, Grasshopper Warbler, (DSc)

By Jon Woodcock

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2x LRP, 2x Yellowhammer, 2x Water Rail (JDu)

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Berryhill
4x male Redstart (three in the Ouzel paddocks),  14x Wheatear, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Ring Ouzel still, Yellow Wagtail (RTo, NDP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 6x Green Sandpiper, 5x White Wagtail, 4x Goosander (NDP)

Hook Gate
Cuckoo this morning (CBa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x male Ring Ouzel below the dam, 2x Black-necked Grebe, Little Gull

Shoal Hill, 
3x male Ring Ouzel still west of CP off Cocksparrow Lane - also a Wheatear (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 2x Redshank, Pink-footed Geese, 4x Egyptian Geese, 2x Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (SAt)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit (DoxeyBirder)

Gailey/Calf Heath
Fem Redstart by the bridge Oak Lane (HKi)

Burston
Green Sandpiper, 2x Mandarin, Little Egret (DEm)

Silverdale CP
Garden Warbler on The Void (PJo)

Chasewater
2x Common Tern, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail

Swallow Moss
Hobby over SW at 18:00 (DGH)

Iverley
Wheatear, Garden Warbler at Sugar Loaf farm

Monday, 15 April 2019

Monday 15th April 2019

Gailey Resv
Great White Egret to 06:35 only (SRi)

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Male Redstart, fem Wheatear (JDu)

Middleton Lakes
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 4x Redshank, 4x LRP, 3x Dunlin (KSa)

Shoal Hill
3x Ring Ouzel still off Cock Sparrow Lane (CDa)

Trentham
Garden Warbler, 6x Willow Warbler, 2x Mandarin (PFo)

Red Street
2x male Ring Ouzel in paddock NW of Deans Lane also Wheatear at Wedgwood monument (NDP)

Berryhill
2x male Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast also 6x Wheatear nearby (DVi, PMo)  -  Redstart south of the mast red ash track (IBu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe, Little Gull, Common Tern, Reed Warbler

Bobbington
Red Kite at The Mere (DBa)

Biddulph
Black Redstart present this afternoon in a garden (SSe) - If bird is present tomorrow access will be arranged

By Steve Seal

Branston GPs
Male Redstart north of Ashy Pit, Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 3x Avocet, 3x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 8x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 25x Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 39x Shelduck, 34x Shoveler, 34x Gadwall, 4x Egyptian Geese, 2x Mandarin, Little Egret, 20x Little Grebe, GBB Gull, 50x Linnet, 2x Cetti's Warbler, White Wagtail (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo (NJo)


Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sunday 14th April 2019

Alvecote
Male Garganey still on Pretty Pigs pool, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper,  (ARa)

Berryhill
2x male Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast, 7x Wheatear (NDP)  -  Sand Martin (IBu)

Shoal Hill
3x Ring Ouzel from Mansty Lane (SRi, LCl)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Little Gull, Dunlin, 2x LRP, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Med Gull

Dimmingsdale
Redstart (TEy)

Brankley Pastures
5x Yellowhammer, Curlew, Brambling, 2x Mandarin (SCa)

Hanchurch
18x Crossbill from upper track, 2x Brambling (TRo)

Ford Green
Red Kite over south (JJo)

Aqualate
Reed Warbler, 4x Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler (RSw)

Hanford Park Farm
3x Wheatear, Redstart (LS)

Cannock Chase
2x Ring Ouzel, 2x Tree Pipit, 3x Brambling (JTi)  -  male Redstart just north of Penkridge Bank CP (GRu)

Whitemoor Haye
Female Merlin, Corn Bunting (JAl)  - Common Gull, 4x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Goldeneye, 250x Fieldfare,  (BirderAlrewas)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Redhead Smew, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 5x White Wagtail, 4x Green Sandpiper, 16x LRP, 6x Curlew, Ringed Plover (ABa)

Bignall Hill
One possibly two  Ring Ouzel below the monument around the quarry (PJo)

Beacon Hill Stafford
2x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 40x Linnet (DCo)

Tittesworth Water
LRP, Common Sandpiper, 10x Goosander, 5x Barnacle Geese, 3x Lapwing (JOa)

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard, 3x Avocet, 2x Curlew, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x White Wagtail, 10x Willow Warbler, 2x Mandarin,  (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Redshank, 3x LRP, ad YL Gull, 600x Sand Martin, 20x House Martin (JWo)

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Saturday 13th April 2019

Middleton Lakes
6x Avocet, 2x Black-tailed Godwit still, 3x Pink-footed Geese, (SAt)

Radford Meadows
Wheatear, 47x Teal, (RSw)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, 2x Grey Partridge, Wheatear, 4x Redshank, 107x Fieldfare, Little Egret, Goldeneye, (BirderAlrewas)  - Yellow Wagtail and Whitethroat along rough track (TPe)

Alrewas
Male Ring Ouzel briefly in the National Arboretum also Cetti's Warbler, Junction Pit, Cetti's Warbler, GPs 2x Cetti's Warbler (BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
1s Little Gull, 2x Common Tern, Garden Warbler

Shoal Hill
2x Ring Ouzel still west of CP (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet, ad Little Gull, 2x Black-necked Grebe, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, Pintail, Med Gull

Tucklesholme
Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, Little Egret (Kay)

Berryhill
2x male Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast, also female Ring Ouzel in Palletstacks paddocks, 5x Wheatear, 10x Lapwing (RGi)  -  Botteslow Flash 2x LRP, Oystercatcher still, (PLo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Gull (RRo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, (RSw)  -  also LRP, House Martin, (AJo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 3x Avocet, 2x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Curlew (JAl, DSc)  -  also 2x Mandarin, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 7x Redshank, 2x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Hanchurch Woods
29x Crossbill from top track, 4x Brambling (BCa)

Alvecote
Male Garganey on Pretty Pigs pool (ARa)

Trentham
3x Brambling near the monument, Crossbill in the old park (DCo)

Silverdale CP
Wheatear, Goosander (PCa)

Catholme 
Wheatear (JWo)

Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday 12th April 2019

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel from track below the mast, 4x Wheatear, 13x Lapwing, (RTo, NDP, JOa)  -  Botteslow Flash, Oystercatcher, LRP, (RTo)

Shoal Hill
3x Ring Ouzel still from Mansty Lane (PBe, RCB)

Chasewater
Swift, Great White Egret, 

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, LRP, Ringed Plover, (SCa)

Ford Green 
Little Egret (DVi)

Burston
4x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP (AEa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Gull, 3x LRP (SCa)  -  Red Kite at the deep end this morning (MDJ, GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Avocet, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 13x Curlew,  (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe still

Middleton Lakes
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Avocet, 3x Redshank on east scrape, 5x LRP on JW (MercianBirding)

Cannock Chase
Male Redstart, 35x Brambling, 25x Redpoll (RSw)

Silverdale CP
2x Goosander (PCa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 3x Avocet, 3x Ruff, 4x Curlew, 7x LRP, 6x Ringed Plover, 8x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 34x Shelduck, 66x Gadwall, 23x Shoveler, 2x Mandarin, 3x Water Rail, Little Egret, 24x Little Grebe, 4x White Wagtail, Wheatear, 50x Linnet, 2x Cetti's Warbler (JWo, DSc)

Ruff by Jon Woodcock

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thursday 11th April 2019

Middleton Lakes
6x Avocet on east scrape, 2x LRP, 3x Redshank, 3x Pink-footed Geese (SAt)

Chasewater
5x Little Gull, 2x Common Tern, 2s Med Gull

Cannock Chase
2x Tree Pipit (TJa, DRo)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit from Octagonal hide also 3x LRP (GPr)  -  2x Cattle Egret still

Burston
4x Green Sandpiper (NGr)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit (HKi)

Coombes Valley
Pied Flycatcher (RSPB)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast at 13:00 (TDa)  -  Whitethroat, 4x Wheatear, Willow Tit

Tittesworth Water
3x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Mandarin, 8x Goosander, 3x Willow Tit (JOa)

Shoal Hill
3x male Ring Ouzel in paddock to west of car park at 17:50. best viewed from Mansty Lane (SRi)  -  Still 2x Ring Ouzel at 18:45 from Mansty Lane (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe still

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard still Ashy Pit, Long-tailed Duck, 30x Gadwall, 4x Redshank, 2x Curlew, Ruff, 70x Linnet (DSc)

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still from track below the mast (RToon, NDP)  -  also female Ring Ouzel late morning from the Palletstacks track (Beach Hut side (BCa)  -  4x Wheatear

Chasewater
5x Little Gull, House Martins, (ABl)  -  2x Common Tern, Curlew

Pool Hall
Adult female Marsh Harrier between the ppl and the sewage works (BirderGaz)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Marsh Harrier at west end this evening, 2x Black-necked Grebe, 2x Little Gull

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
30x Little Gull, 2x LRP (BBo)  -  Osprey

Aqualate
Female Marsh Harrier this afternoon (PJo)

Tucklesholme
2x Ruff, 7x LRP, Redshank, Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 16x Shoveler, 2x Goosander, (JWo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, Red-crested Pochard, Wheatear, 5x Redshank, 3x Curlew, Goldeneye, 2x Mandarin, 2x Willow Warbler, 45x Linnet (JWo)

Radford Meadows
6x LRP, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, (RSw)

Madeley
Redstart from Red Lane footpath (PMo)

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Middleton Lakes
Little Gull on JW (KSa)  - 4x Pink-footed Geese, 2x LRP, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, Ruff, 5x Egyptian Geese, Gropper, Sedge Warbler, (SAt)

Chasewater
4x Little Gull, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still off track below the mast, Redstart, 5x Wheatear (NDP)  -  Botteslow Flash Yellow Wagtail (RTo)

Weston Coyney
Osprey over north at 11:20 (COs)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern, 8x Whooper Swan, 21x Little Gull this evening, (GJM)  -  also 2x Osprey, 17x Little Gull this afternoon, (DKe)

Gailey Resv
Black Tern (HKi)

Doxey Marsh
2x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Common Gull, (GPr)  -  2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Redshank,  (DoxeyBirder)

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Male Redstart, 2x LRP, 2x Wheatear, 4x House Martin (MFo)

Cannock Chase
30x Brambling (DBa)

Whitemoor Haye
Female Merlin thru (BirderAlrewas)

Hanchurch Woods
20x Crossbill near the woodcutters cottage and a Peregrine (TDa)

Enville
Red Kite (TWe)

Marchington Woodlands
Marsh Tit (JWo)

Tittesworth Water
Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 5x Barnacle Geese, 2x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, Willow Warbler (JOa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
10x Little Gull, 2x Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard, Long-tailed Duck, 4x Curlew, 20x Gadwall (DSc)

Monday, 8 April 2019

Monday 8th April 2019

Berryhill
Male Black Redstart from the Palletstacks, Green Sandpiper, 8x Wheatear, Yellowhammer (NDP, RTo)  -  also male Ring Ouzel below the mast paddocks near the Holly Bush (HFo)

By Steve Edwards

Whitfield Valley
Great White Egret flushed from brook and flew off east (JJo)

Branston GPs
Red-crested Pochard on Shy Pit, 2x adult Little Gull, (JWo)

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4x Wheatear, LRP, 5x Yellowhammer, (MFo)

Doxey Marsh
Green Sandpiper from the Octagonal hide, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (HKi)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
15x Little Gull (MPR, GJM)  -  Also Osprey from the causeway at 11:15 (NGr)

Chasewater
Black Tern briefly,  Arctic Tern, 4x Little Gull (CM)

Brewood
Pied Flycatcher in a garden (per BelvideBirding)

Hixon Airfield
Male Redstart, 2x Wheatear (RCB)

Aqualate
Ad Little Gull this afternoon (PJo)

Middleton Lakes
5x Little Gull but only two remained st dusk (MercianBirding)

Branston GPs
2x ad Little Gull, Red-crested Pochard, Long-tailed Duck, 6x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 6x LRP, 3x Curlew, 38x Lapwing, 28x Shelduck, 52x Gadwall, 28x Shoveler, 21x Little Grebe, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 7x Blackcap, 3x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Sunday 7th April 2019

Westport Lake 
Common Sandpiper CWa)

Berryhill
Female Ring Ouzel in paddocks c250m north of the Palletstacks track, also male Redstart in the same area, male Merlin over, 5x Wheatear, (RTo, NDP )  -  2x male Ring Ouzel from the path that bears right (south) from  the top end of the Palletstacks track (HFo, SEd)  -  LRP at Botteslow (RTo)

By Steve Edwards

By Steve Edwards

Doxey Marsh
Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Redstart, Redshank, 2x Curlew, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 2x Peregrine,  (MBo)

Middleton Lakes
Osprey over north (PFo)  -  Ruff, 2x Redshank, LRP, 4x Avocet, 

Red Street
Fem Ring Ouzel briefly at the monument (PJo)

Aqualate
Little Gull, Great White Egret (IGr)

Tucklesholme
2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 3x Egyptian Geese, Wheatear, (Kay)

Handsacre
Great White Egret still (Kay)  -  also Green Sandpiper on the river (SRi)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Gull Blithe Bay still (RPo)  -  also Yellow Wagtail, 2x LRP, 2x Curlew (SRi)  -  also Osprey, Common Gull (JWo)

Little Gulls by Jon Woodcock

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2x LRP, Water Rail, Swallow,  -  Pendeford Hall Lane 2x Wheatear (MFo)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Corn Bunting, Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese, Goldeneye, (BirderAlrewas)

Alrewas
Redshank, 2x Cetti's Warbler (BirderAlrewas)

Butterton 
4x Wheatear (NDP)

Hanchurch Hills
25x Crossbill, 40x Brambling (RWh)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Little Gull this afternoon

Chasewater
3x Common Scoter off the sailing club

Branston GPs
4x Curlew, 4x LRP, 3x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 3x Swallow, 2x Cetti'sWarbler, 5x Mandarin, 42x Gadwall, 24x Shelduck, Willow Warbler, 30x Linnet (DSc)

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Gull, Ad Med Gull, 

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Blackcaps,  (BirderAlrewas)

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2x Wheatear, 50x Swallow, 11x House Martin, LRP, 7x Snipe, (JDu)

Gailey Resv
Willow Warbler, Little Egret, 3x House Martin, 6x Blackcap, (SRi)

Tucklesholme
2x Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, (Kay)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x White Wagtail, 3x Swallow, 3x House Martin, Dunlin, 11x Oystercatcher, Peregrine, 6x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Blackcap, (NDP, RPo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Little Gull Blithe Bay (GJM)

Alrewas 
3x Green Sandpiper on Arboretum Pit (Kay)  -  Red  Kite over the A38 (KBi)

Knypersley Resv
2x House Martin, Swallow, Mandarin, 2x RL Partridge, 2x Goosander, 6x Blackcap (GBr)

Berryhill
6x Wheatear, (NDP, RTo,)  -  2x LRP, White Wagtail, on Botteslow (RTo)

Croxden Quarry
2x White Wagtail (RPo)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, LRP, (JDe)  -  Grasshopper Warbler (APr)

Middleton Lakes
Ruff on JW (SAt)  -  4x Pink-footed Geese, 4x Avocet. Egyptian Goose, LRP, Ringed Plover

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Mandarin, 24x Shelduck, 2x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 5x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 5x Redshank, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Swallow, 30x Linnet, Redpoll (DSc)

Friday, 5 April 2019

Friday 5th April 2019

Middleton Lakes
Common Tern on JW (RSPB) - Grasshopper Warbler between the screens (SAt)  -  7x Little Gull, 4x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 2x Pink-footed Geese (KSa)

Chasewater
Lesser Whitethroat along railway

Blithfield Resv
Common Tern, Water Pipit off the dam but flighty, White Wagtail, (MPR,GJM)  -  Little Gull (MDJ)  - also Osprey fishing off Beech Tree Point, 2x Yellow Wagtail, drake Mandarin (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Yellow Wagtail, 9x White Wagtail, 2x House Martin, 2x Swallow, 9x Green Sandpiper, 10x Curlew, 2x Goldeneye (NDP)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Egyptian Geese

Doxey Marsh
Redstart near the main hide (GPr)  -  also 2x Cattle Egret, 4x Little Egret, LRP, Peregrine


By Steve Edwards

Radford Meadows
Male Ring Ouzel (RSw)

Berryhill
6x Wheatear (RTo, NDP)

Bignall Hill
Wheatear around the Wedgwood monument, Willow Warbler, (JMa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Avocet, 7x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 6x Redshank, 30x Lapwing, Little Egret, 39x Shelduck, 6x Mandarin, 38x Shoveler, 56x Gadwall, 70x Teal, 33x Little Grebe, 2x White Wagtail, 11x Swallow, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Green Woodpecker, 40x Linnet (JWo)

Six Ashes
Red Kite over  at mid day (KDa, VDa)

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Thursday 4th April 2019

Newcastle
Peregrine amongst the Pigeons at the sunken garden area at 09:05 (LCa)

Cannock Chase - Oldacre Valley
300x Redpoll, 34x Brambling, 4x Willow Warbler, 10x Siskin (RSw)

Himley
4x Swallow, House Martin, 16x Sand Martin, 3x Shoveler, (DBa)

Middleton Lakes
6x LRP, Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4x Avocet, 4x Pink-footed Goose on JW, 5x House Martin, 6x Swallow, 50x Sand Martin Dosthill NR, (SAt)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
500x Sand Martin, 25x Swallow, 5x House Martin (GJM)

Weston Coyney
Osprey over north at 11:40, (COs)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 1200x Sand Martin, 30x Swallow, Yellow Wagtail 

Ellastone
Red Kite over Dove St at 11:55 (PBu)

Chasewater
140x Sand Martin, 18x Swallow, Redshank, 2x White Wagtail

Branston GPs
Osprey over Ashy Pit, Long-tailed Duck, Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, 6x LRP, 7x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 3x Redshank, 40x Lapwing, 34x Shelduck, Goldeneye, 34x Shoveler, 46x Gadwall, 6x Mandarin, 3x Little Egret, 21x Little Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, 4x Swallow, 15x House Martin, 2x Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 40x Linnet, 3x Green Sandpiper (JWo, DSc)

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Middleton Lakes
6x Avocet, 4x Redshank, 2x LRP, Ruff, 4x Pink-footed Geese on JW (KSa)  -  Green Sandpiper on North Pit (DCo)

Doxey Marsh
Redstart by main hide at 14:40 (MBo)  - Also 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 100s Sand Martin (RRa)

Berryhill
5x Wheatear at bottom end of Palletstacks (RTo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Yellow Wagtail on north shore, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Red Kite thru north

Trentham Gardens
White Wagtail, 150x Sand Martin, 2x House Martin, 18x Swallow, 2x Oystercatcher (DKe)

Cannock Chase
Red Kite and a Peregrine over Abrahams Valley at 15:00 (DNe)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit on BM Pit (BranstonBirder)

Iverley
Wheatear at Sugar Loaf also White Wagtail (StourBirder)

Chasewater
2x Red Kite flew NE at 15:00 also 40x Buzzard over

Ford Green
2x Willow Warbler (JJo)

Birchmoor Fields
53x Golden Plover, Wheatear, (MSc)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Barn Owl, 16x Swallow over, 2x Redshank, Blackcap, (BirderAlrewas)

Aqualate
3x Great White Egret, 300x Sand Martin, House Martin, 4x Swallow (PJo)

Cannock Chase
35x Crossbill, Willow Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 2x Yellowhammer, Brambling, (JWo)

Gailey Resv
2x House Martin, Swallows, 00's of Sand Martin (SRi)

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Westport Lake
Wheatear on front edge of main lake, House Martin, (CWa)

Berryhill
5x Wheatear at the Viewpoint paddock, also LRP at Botteslow Flash (RTo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, Little Egret, LRP, Common Sandpiper, (HMo)  -  Also 5x House Martin, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Gull (GPr)  -  Great White Egret, Goosander,

Dimmingsdale
2x Willow Tit (TEy)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Willow Warbler, 2x House Martin, 500x Sand Martin

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LRP, 3x Snipe, - Lawn Lane LRP (MFo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
400x Sand Martin (RCB)

Essington Quarry Pool
5x Swallow, 2x Yellowhammer (DPa)

Alvecote
5x Swallow, House Martin, 3x Little Egret, Snipe (MSc)

Middleton Lakes
Wheatear (m), 4x Avocet, 5x LRP, 5x Redshank, 20x Swallow at JW, (Mercian Birding)

Monday, 1 April 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

Cannock Chase
Putative Two-barred Crossbill  still at Strawberry hill, also 45x Common Crossbill (PAn, NDP) - 40x Brambling, 60x Redpoll, Willow Warbler (RSw) -  Wolseley Plain 20x Brambling (PAn)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wheatear opp west end hide, (DBa)

Penn
4x Wheatear in paddocks at Pennwood farm (DJa)

Codsall- Pendeford Hall Lane
Ring Ouzel still by green barn (BG)  -  also 3x Wheatear (CWa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still (PAn)  -  Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP still on Creswell Flash (CWa)

Enville
Red Kite over Mere Farm (DJa)

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 7x Redshank, LRP, 3x Pink-footed Geese (KSa)

Silverdale CP
2x Willow Warbler, Blackcap (BCa)

Caverswall
Little Egret over Catchems Corner (BBo)

Bignall Hill
2x Wheatear still  (JMa)

Tittesworth Water
4x Goosander, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, Willow Tit (JOa)

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Sunday 31st March 2019

Codsall-Pendeford Hall Lane
Ring Ouzel in stubble field next to green barn (AEv)  -  also 2x Wheatear (MFo)  - Little Egret, LRP, 

Aqualate
2x Great White Egret, 300x Sand Martin (Via KHa)

Whitemoor Haye
 3x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x LRP, 8x Gadwall, 8x Shoveler, Goldeneye, Little Egret, 11x Egyptian Geese, 2x Grey Partridge (BirderAlrewas)  -  2x Great White Egret by Sittles farm (JAl)

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 2x LRP, 9x Redshank, Ruff (ARa)

Hales
2x Avocet still (RWh)

Bignall Hill
2x Wheatear, RL Partridge, 30x Linnet (JMa)

Brankley Pasture
4x Yellowhammer, 2x Snipe, 2x Mandarin, Green Woodpecker (SCa)

Bobbington
Wheatear on the airport (DBa)

Gentleshaw Common
Red Kite over at 12:30 (SMG)

Handsacre Flash
Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, (CCl)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
133x Sand Martin

Holden Lane
Swallow (JJo)

Gailey Resv
Common Sandpiper, 60x Sand Martin (SRo)

Cannock Chase
Putative Two-barred Crossbill still at Strawberry Hill (BirderAlrewas)

Tucklesholme
2x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, Redshank, Little Egret (Kay)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Black Meadows pit, 3x Avocet on Sandy Pit, 5x Curlew, 4x Mandarin (Kay)  -  Also Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, 36x Shelduck, 22x Shoveler, 48x Gadwall, 2x Goldeneye, Peregrine, 4x LRP. 4x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, 5x Redshank, 2x Cetti.s Warbler, Blackcap, 40x Linnet, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
Willow Warbler, 2x Mandarin, Swallow, 5x Barnacle Geese, 4x Oystercatcher, Willow Tit (JOa)

Croxall - from the Arboretum
Pintail, 5x Goosander, 3x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Little Egret, Junction Pit 2x Green Sandpiper, Redshank (JWo)

Alrewas
100x Sand Martin (JWo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey in Tad Bay (AMa)

Trentham Gardens
3x Little Egret, 7x Mandarin, (PBi)

Sheepwash
3x Brambling (BB, JB)

Chasewater
2x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Swallow

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Saturday 30th March 2019

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 4x LRP, 7x Redshank, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Snipe, 5x Egyptian Geese on JW, (SAt)  -   2x Pink-footed Geese on JW, (PAn)

Gentleshaw Common
Wheatear (SMG)

Berryhill 
Willow Warbler (PMo)  -  several Blackcaps

Cannock Chase
Putative Two-barred Crossbill again still from track to Strawberry Hill, also c50 Common Crossbill (TPe, SRi, IMo, JAl)   -  Wheatear near the shooting butts (JJH, SJH)

Clayton
Early Whitethroat at Bunnyhill, also a Swallow, (RGi)

Penkridge
3x Swallow over Preston Hill (RAs)

Froghall-Consall
3x Mandarin flying along the Churnet (SFe)

Doxey Marsh
3x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, 6x Sand Martin, 2x Oystercatcher, (GPr) - Also Swallow (JIs)  -  2x Short-eared Owl showing at 16:30 (SGo)

Alvecote
Adult Female Marsh Harrier over Old Orchard at 11:45 then drifted east (ARa)

Knypersley Resv
Blackcap, 4x Goosander (GBr)

Hales
2x Avocet on the pools viewable from the road also 2x Redshank,  (SJT)

Gailey Resv
White Wagtail, Blackcap (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
House Martin, Swallow, 45x Sand Martin

Trentham Gardens
9x Mandarin, Little Egret (PBi)

Tucklesholme
Ruff, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, (Kay)

Chasewater
Common Sandpiper, 2x Blackcap, 6x Snipe, 5x Goosander, (CMa)  -  2x ad Med Gull and 2w YL Gull in the roost

Croxall
Drake Hooded Merganser as viewed from the Arboretum where the rivers meet, also 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, Redshank, 8x Goosander, 2x Cetti's Warbler , Junction Pit Redshank, (JWo)

Aqualate
Great White Egret, Swallow, 50x Sand Martin (Sandy)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 2x Avocet still on Sandy Pit, 6x LRP, 7x Curlew, 5x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 50x Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 2x Egyptian Geese, 44x Gadwall, 40x Shelduck, 25x Shoveler, 4x Goldeneye, 2x White Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Sand Martin, Swallow, Blackcap (DSc)

By Dave Scattergood

Silverdale CP
2x Wheatear, Blackcap,  (PCa)

Tittesworth Water
4x Goosander, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, 6x Lapwing, Willow Tits, Swallow, Redpoll, (JOa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
80x Sand Martin this evening (RCB)

Baldwins Gate
12x Brambling (RWh)

Barton under Needwood
10x Yellowhammer Green Lane (JWo)