Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Adult White-rumped Sandpiper on JW  (@atkinson_steve, J Harris)  -  Also 2x Sanderling, Greenshank


Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern, Drake Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 48x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 

Tittesworth Water
Black Tern, 2x Common Tern, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Mandarin (@stephengibson42)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, Black Tern, 200 Swifts (MDJ)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black Tern, 2x Turnstone, Greenshank, 2x Common Tern (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
7x Sanderling (JWo) also Turnstone,  -  Black Tern, 4x Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern,  (DSc)

Croxden Quarry
2x Sanderling at 19:30, 3x Ringed Plover, (@Malc2k12)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern this evening also 1s Common Gull (@julianallen2009)

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Black Tern, drake Garganey and Turnstone still

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank on JW north (@atkinson_steve)

Gailey Resv
3x Black Tern over sailing lake at 17:40 (@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Black Tern this evening (MPR)

Croxden Quarry
Sum plum Grey Plover this evening (DCh)

Branston GPs
Sanderling, 14x Redshank, Dunlin, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 3x Common Tern (JWo)

Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey and Turnstone still, Osprey thru north at 14:10

Tucklesholme
Ruff, Redshank, 4x LR Plover, 2x Pochard, 2x Shoveler, Gadwall, 3x Little Egret, 5x Common Tern (JWo)

Branston GPs
4x Redshank, 2x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, 14x Shelduck, 4x Gadwall (JWo)

Hanchurch
2x Nightjar (AMa)

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Lynn 
Red Kite over Whitacre farm south of Lichfield at 10:15 (STw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone at west end, drake Garganey on north shore

Keele University
Pied Flycatcher now between Barnes Dell and Upper Spring pool Bluebell wood (@Jackhaye)

Trentham Gardens
2x singing Pied Flycatcher including one still on the southernmost Island (RT)

Middleton Lakes
Osprey over North Pit

Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Black Tern this morning

Tittesworth Water
Pair of Garganey still at 13:00 (@stephengibson42)

Keele University
Pied Flycatcher above bench at Barnes Dell (@Jackhaye)

Tixall
Pair of Spotted Flycatcher (RCB)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (MPR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red crested Pochard, 4x Goosander, 5x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck (EFo)

Branston GPs
Cuckoo, 8x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 9x Common Tern, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Little Grebe, 39x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 17x Shelduck, (JWo)

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018

Cannock Chase
13x Cuckoo 04:00 to 07:00, (@i54jamie)

Blithfield Resv WMBC members only)
Sanderling on the causeway (MPR)  -  3x Black Tern Tad Bay (JHo)

Croxden Quarry

2cy Red Kite east at 13:30 (ABa)

Bilbrook
Red Kite over south at 17:10 (KA)

Huntington
Hobby over at 18:20 (@TheSnapper1978)

Alrewas Arboretum
2x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, Shelduck also 2x Common Tern on Junction Pit, (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher still singing in trees on southern most Island (DFo)

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, Little Egret

Tittesworth Water
Whooper Swan, 5x Common Tern,  Cuckoo, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper (SG, IB, CT)

Cheadle
Hobby over (@LesEvansHill)

Highgate Common
3x Cuckoo, 3x Tree Pipit, (@HughieKing)

Gailey Resv
Hobby, 3x Common Tern (@TheSnapper1978)

Hanchurch
2x Cuckoo this morning (RNW)

Branston GPs
2x Egyptian Geese, Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 28x Gadwall (DSc)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet at west end

Pattingham
Red Kite over Lower Barns (@handles4forks)

Penkridge
Red Kite over Preston Hill at 12:25 (RA)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Black Tern on JW, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, (@atkinson_steve)

Stafford
Hobby over Torrington Ave at 11:55 (ABar)

Huntington
2x Hobby hawking over at 17:45 (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher (DAb)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel, 13x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 37x Shelduck, 22x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail (JWo)

Cannock Chase

Nightjar, 2x Woodcock, 4x Cuckoo, Freda's Grave, (GWi)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern briefly to 07:51 only, Arctic Tern this afternoon also Black-tailed Godwit

Stafford 
Red Kite over Park Ave this morning (AHa)

Cannock Chase
Nightjar, 3x Woodcock (JCo)

Wolstanton
Hobby over Asda at 13:55 heading towards Westport Lake (LCa)

Doxey Marsh
LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, (@grantprice20)

Tittesworth Water
Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 2x Common Tern, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, Mandarin (JOa)

Bottleslow Flash
Hobby thru this evening also 3x LR Plover and a Oystercatcher (RT)

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
7x Avocet, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 8x Common Tern, Egyptian Goose, 2x Hobby(@atkinson_steve)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher still (RT)

Hancbhurch Woods
Cuckoo this morning (DVi)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern, Hobby thru (@DoxeyBirder)

Oakamoor Area
2x Wood Warbler (BCa)

Manifold Valley
3x Pied Flycatcher (EFo)

Monday, 14 May 2018

Monday 14th May 2018

Branston GPs
11x Redshank, 10x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 5x Common Tern, 40x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, Shoveler, 30x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Muntjac Deer  (JWo)

Muntjac Deer by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, 4x Dunlin, (@onionsargey)

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still, Avocet, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover 

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting still from Sittles farm bend, 2x Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper (@BirderAlrewas)

i54
10x Yellowhammer, Goosander (@i54jamie)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher (PBi)

Middleton Lakes
LR Plover, Redshank, Dunlin on JW (@rbstring)  -  3x Dunlin on JW north (@carlhiles)

Hamps Valley
Hobby over west (@domhall)

Barton under Needwood
Cuckoo heard near Barton Gate (JWo)

Aqualate
Avocet briefly at 11:00 (PJo)

Branston GPs
6x Redshank, 6x LR Plover,  5x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still at west end, 15x Black-tailed Godwit north shore

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier over JW at 07:15, 2x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Avocet,  (@atkinson_steve)

Aqualate
Turtle Dove west side of mere (@carlpaulturner)  -  14x Hobby (@Chris23565)

Trentham Gardens
Hobby still at 09:45 (@tighthead22)

Gailey Resv
2x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern (@TheSnapper1978)

Knypersley Resv 
Hobby over (GBr)

i54
Whinchat (@i54foz)

Whitemoor Haye
32x Black-tailed Godwit over New Workings at 11:52 (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
8x Black-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)

Tucklesholme
Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby (@TameBirding)

North Staffs Moors
7x Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, Little Owl, 6x Red Grouse, Hobby, 2x Cuckoo (RPo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey, Hobby, 23x Common Tern (RCB)

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret (@CalebScutt)

Revidge Wood
Red Kite over this afternoon (@Cartlidgeden)

Cannock Chase
Hobby, (PBa)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, Hobby, Wheatear, 36x Shelduck, 28x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler, 3x Little Egret (DSc)

Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Ford Green
Little Egret (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still at west end

Middleton Lakes
Temminck's Stint from west screen at 13:30 (JH&PH)  -  Grey Plover still, Greenshank on JW (@peterforbes17)

Westport Lake
Hobby at 15:05 before drifting away (@brianbeecee)

Trentham Gardens
Hobby still this afternoobn (PSw)

Apedale CP
Cuckoo still also Wheatear (@JohnMathers1)

Branston GPs
12x Redshank, 5x Dunlin, 5x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, 2x Cetti'sWarbler,  (JWo)

Chasewater

4x Common Tern

Sandon
Red Kite drifting over (@RobSwift5)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still, Bar-tailed Godwit  -  Also 5x Avocet, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover  on JW, (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still (per KAs) -  Also  Arctic Tern, Hobby (@The Snapper1978)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, LR Plover, Cetti's Warbler (MBa)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear, - BottleslowFlash  2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (RT)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Croxall
Red Kite heading SW (@grs_st)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey at west end

Trentham Gardens
Hobby over late morning (DFo)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover Creswell flash (TRo)

Berryhill
Hobby over at 13:00 (CSi)

Blithfield
Red Kite drifting over towards the Chase (GJM)

North Staffs Moors
8x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, 2x Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 7x Curlew, 4x Golden Plover over, 8x Red Grouse, Dipper (SSe)

By Steve Seal

Cannock Chase
4x Cuckoo, 5x Yellowhammer, Hobby, 5x Garden Warbler, Common Heath, 50x Green Hairstreak, Adder, 2x Slow Worm, 3x Common Lizzard (JWo)

Slow Worm by Jon Woodcock

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, 3x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper (ABa)

i54
3x LR Plover (@i54jamie)

Aqualate
10x Hobby this evening (@reeve_timothy)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Sum Plum Grey Plover still on JW (@pmandrews1973)  - Also 4x Avocet, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover on JW also 2s Med Gull (@atkinson_steve)

Chasewater
Spotted Flycatcher and Common Sandpiper below the dam, 5x Common Tern, Dunlin, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern at west end

Knypersley Resv
2x Pied Flycatcher around Gawtons Stone (GBr)

Trentham Gardens
Male Pied Flycatcher on large island also 2x Hobby (HF)

Aqualate
10x Hobby at 12:30, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (@brianbeecee)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey in dead tree Tad Bay this afternoon (JBu)

Consall RSPB
4x pairs Pied Flycatcher, Redstart (TRo)

i54
Wheatear, LR Plover (@i54foz)

Whitemoor Haye
2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 8x Common Tern, Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
3x Wheatear, 13x LR Plover, 7x Redshank, Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Common Tern, Pink-footed Goose, 4x Little Egret, c100x Swift, 3x Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday 7th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Sum Plum Grey Plover North Pit, (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Also imm Little Gull (@TameBirding)  -  2x Avocet  on JW

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern

Essington
2x Hobby over Manor farm (@jasonbeaut1)

Coombes Valley
2x Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, (@andm62)

Cannock Chase
Red Kite (JJH, SJH)

i54
Wheatear, 2x LR Plover, (@i54jamie)

South Hanford farm-Radial Park
Whooper Swan with 7 Mutes on pool by footpath between Hanford and the canal (@ROBGilb)

By Steve Edwards

By Phil Jones

Doxey Marsh
Glossy Ibis at Creswell Flash to 12:43  then flushed by fishermen, 2x Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 5x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (MBo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (@Nigelbelvide8)

Church Eaton
Little Egret (JEd)

Branston GPs
Female Marsh Harrier this evening, Whimbrel, 8x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, Curlew, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Yellowhammer, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018

Alrewas
Red Kite in fields north of Alrewas (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Cetti's Warbler, (@grantprice20)  -  Also Hobby, 5x Reed Warbler (DCo)

Chasewater
5x Common Tern, 2x Hobby

Hatherton Resv
Cetti's Warbler (@daftoldbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret briefly Tad Bay (MPR)

Dosthill NR
Osprey at 07:40 (via Mercian Birding)

Oakamoor-Alton
4x Pied Flycatcher (@LesEvans-Hill)

Aqualate 
4x Hobby mid day (@RobSwift5)

Baswich

Red Kite over the Saltings area at 17:45 (GHa)

By Graham Halden

Cannock Chase
2x Woodcock (DNe)  -  Spotted Flycatcher (JSm)

Bignall End
2x Yellow Wagtail in field behind Elm Tree Drive (MJW)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel, 9x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Saturday 5th May 2018

Whitemoor Haye    (70 species)
Spotted Redshank, 2x Redshank, 2x Goldeneye, Common Tern, Wheatear, Garden Warbler (@BirderAlrewas)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Whimbrel, Little Egret over (@philjo61)

Gailey Resv
4x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, nearby at Otherton a Whinchat(@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel. Wheatear, 5x Goosander (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 2x Redshank, 2x Common Tern JW, Garden Warbler, 2x Egyptian Geese NP (@Rewilding85)  -  Marsh Harrier Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve)

i54
Redstart, Garden Warbler, Willow Tit, Wheatear, LR Plover (@i54foz)

Branston GPs  (80 species in 7 hours)
Whimbrel, 10x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Wheatear, 4x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Kinver Edge
Redstart, Wheatear, Tree  Pipit, 4x Garden Warbler, (@JohnMathers1)

Wetton Mill
Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 3x Redstart, (MSt, per MBa)

Cannock Chase
2x Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4x Cuckoo, 5x Tree Pipit, Adder, 2x Slow Worm, 3x Common Lizzard (JWo)

Chasewater  (79 species)
2x Little Gull

North Staffs Moors
4x Wheatear, 2x Cuckoo (TEy)


Friday, 4 May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

Berryhill
Cuckoo calling this morning, 18x Wheatear, Whinchat (RT, NDP)  -  Up to 26x Wheatear late morning also a Redstart (@brianbeecee)

Branston GPs
Osprey thru north, Hobby, Whimbrel to 07:30 only, 10x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 3x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
2x Red Kite, 2x Hobby (@TameBirding)

Lower Foxley
6x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Wheatear, 8x Yellowhammer (MBa)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo, 4x Wheatear (TEy)

Churnet Valley
Redstart, 2x LR Plover, Willow Tit, 4x Garden Warbler, Mandarin (DSc)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x White Wagtail (RNW)

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Hobby, Common Tern (@AlrewasBirder)

Chasewater
10x Common Tern, 

Middleton Lakes
3x Wheatear, Whinchat  (@Lacemoat)  -  Also 2x Dunlin (@atkinson_steve)

Highgate Common
3x Tree Pipit, 5x Garden Warbler (@broadwayeight)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 14x Wheatear (RT, NDP)

Branston GPs
2x Whimbrel, 16x LR Plover, 14x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 3x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Whimbrel by Jon Woodcock


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
47x Arctic Tern, 8x Sanderling, 25x Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper west scrape (@MercianBirding)  -  2x Whinchat west side JW (@stevecawthray)

Chasewater
46x Arctic Tern, 15x Common Tern, 2x Black Tern by 10:30, Another flock of 38x Arctic Tern at 11:15, Redstart below the dam also Common Sandpiper

Keele
Marsh Harrier west over the University at 12:45 (@Jackhaye)

Berryhill
4x Whinchat, 27x Wheatear at mid day (RT)  -  Male Redstart off the Palletstacks track this evening, (HF)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c60 Arctic Terns  mid afternoon also 25x Dunlin thru (GJM)

Whittington
9/10 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (@broadwayeight)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Wood Sandpiper to 13:45 only, Dunlin, 8x Wheatear, 3x Whinchat. 3x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (DK, NDP)

Cannock Chase
4x Cuckoo (DNe)

Weston Coyney
Grasshopper Warbler off Caverswall Road (BB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3x Wheatear, 2x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (ABa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Whinchat, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, 3x Swift, (DCo)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x drake Common Scoter at deep end (MPR,GJM)

Middleton Lakes
Dunlin, Ruff, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 50x Swift over JW  -  Also 4x Avocet, LR Plovers, Ringed Plovers, 4x Redshank, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo, 2x Egyptian Geese (MSc)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 8x Wheatear off the Palletstacks, Yellow Wagtail,  (RT, NDP)  -  Ring Ouzel on the slag mound just east of the mast (RT)  -  LR Plover, Goosander on Bottleslow

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Little Egret. LR Plover (@cheddletonwild)  -  Also 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 2x Hobby, 15x Swift, 5x Little Egret, 7x Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (MBo)

Chasewater
4x Common Tern, 2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 

Stafford
2x Peregrine over east side (LBu)

Cannock Chase
Wood Warbler (@Clive_Davies1)