Sunday, 5 April 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020

Berryhill  -  observations during local walk
2x Wheatear, Swallow, Red Kite 08:20 - 08:32 then drifted off behind the mast

Littleton
Willow Warbler at old pit site, also nearby at Micklewood Lane 2x Oystercatcher and 5x Snipe, (SRi)

Stoke on Trent
Osprey north over Sneyd Green at 10:00, (JOa)

Audley Meadows
Swallow and 70x Fieldfare, (PDo)

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Saturday 4th April 2020

Berryhill Botteslow Flash  -  observations during local walk
2x Shelduck present at 06:45, (RTo)  -  LNR vis mig - 143x Fieldfare over NE in three flocks.

Huntington
House Martin over the house, Whimbrel over low at 22:40, (SRi)

Florence Hill park
2x Willow Tit, (AMa)

Amington - near Loggerheads
Willow Warbler and Blackcap, (JWi)

Tean
4x Mandarin over, (RPo)

Kidsgrove - Bathpool
Common Sandpiper, 2x Grey Wagtail, (DVe)

Rocester - JCB lake
4x Oystercatcher, (JDr)

Deep Hayes CP - car park still closed
Imm/fem Scaup still on first pool also Green Woodpecker, (DSc) - accessed by cycle

Churnet Valley
2x Sand Martin, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Lapwing, Willow Tit, 12x Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 20x Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, (DSc) - accessed by cycle

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36x Fieldfare over, (JDu)

Bateswood
6x Swallow over, (PDo)

Smestow Valley
2x LRP, Little Egret, 2x Lapwing, (CVa)

Pool Hall
4x Swallow, Willow Warbler, (CVa)

Baldwins Gate
2x Brambling, White Wagtail, Blackcap, (RWh)

Holden Lane Pool
Willow Warbler, (JOa)

Friday, 3 April 2020

Friday 3rd April 2020

Burntwood
Swallow over this am, (GHa)

Stoke on Trent (east)
Wigeon heard overnight, (ALa)

Bilbrook
Red Kite over heading east, (PCo)

Branston GPs (Ashy pit only)
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 3x Lapwing, 4x Shelduck, 10x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo) - viewed from the pull in (bins only) per bike ride stop,

Yarnfield - Swynnerton
5x Yellowhammer, 4x Lapwing, (SMcN)

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Little Egret over, (JDu)

Berryhill
134x Meadow Pipits over north

Stoke
Common Scoter over the hospital at 21:54, (RGi)

Huntington
Common Scoter over at 22:02, (SRi)

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Thursday 2nd April 2020

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2x LRP, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JDu)

Cresswell
6x Yellowhammer and 2x Mandarin 100m south of Blythe Park ind estate, also Common Scoter heard at 23:00 last night, (NBr)

Stoke
Curlew over at 22:40 last night, (RGi)

Uttoxeter
Red Kite over, (TJe)

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Stafford
3 flocks of Common Scoter over the garden last night (sound recorded), 22:30 23:45, (CDa)

Forsbrook-Caverswall
2x Yellowhammer, Willow Tit, 4x Skylark, (AR)

Berryhill
Flock of 126x Fieldfare thru north early am, 3x Willow Tit, (RTo)

Ford Green
2x Little Egret, (JJo)

Deep Hayes CP
Imm Scaup still on first pond, car park closed, (DSc)

Churnet Valley
2x Goosander, 2x Oystercatcher, Willow Tit, 4x Redpoll, (DSc)

Consall
120x Fieldfare, (DSc)

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Rocester - JCB lakes
2x Oystercatcher and 26x Barnacle Geese, (JDr)

Newborough
Red Kite flew thru, (JWo)


By Jon Woodcock

Cheddleton
Curlew, 2x Lapwing, 12x Fieldfare, (DSc)

Monday, 30 March 2020

Monday 30th March 2020

Botteslow Flash
Ad YL Gull, Little Egret,  (RTo)

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020

The car park at Deep Hayes CP is closed

Cheadle
Black Redstart present today, (DCh)

By Dave Chell

Clay Mills - River Dove/Trent Mersey canal
Cetti's Warbler, 10x Chiffchaff, Blackcap, (BAS, AMS)

Deep Hayes CP car park closed
Imm/fem Scaup still, Green Woodpecker, 

Churnet Valley
Swallow, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Grey Wagtail, (DSc)

Maer Hills
2x Red Kite, (RWh)

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020

Littleton
2x Crossbill over the old pit site, (SRi)

Keele
35x Golden Plover over, (MSu)

Yoxall
2x Cattle Egret off  Meadow Lane, (MPa)

Branston GPs
Pair of ad Med Gull, Feral Snow Goose, Long-tailed Duck still1, 6x Shelduck, 40x Shoveler, 36x Wigeon, 40x Gadwall,  16x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 7x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, CettisWarbler, 2x Blackcap. (DSc)


Friday, 27 March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

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2x LRP on the floods, (JDu)  -  Red Kite over south, (MFo)

Audley Meadows
2x Shelduck, 3x Chiffchaff, 50x Linnet, 16x Fieldfare, 4x Reed Bunting, (PDo)

Cresswell
Willow Tit and Mandarin, south of Blythe Park Ind estate, (NBr)

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Claymills
Red Kite over the sewage farm drifting north, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Tree Sparrow, (SCo)  -  6x Corn Bunting, 2x Grey Partridge, 2x Ringed Plover, (MPa)

Cresswell
3x Garganey (2 drakes and a fem) , flying north, (NBr)

Lichfield
Red Kite over Curborough at 12:15, (RFo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LRP, 10x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 10x Oystercatcher, 2x White Wagtail, 20x Shelduck, 2x Blackcap, 2x Peregrine, (DSc)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

RSPB Coombes Valley and Consall Woods are now closed until further notice.


New Landywood Pool
4x LRP, Oystercatcher, (JJO)

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Blackcap, 12x Chiffchaff, (MFo)

Stoke on Trent
Willow Warbler at rear of BET365 near bridge, (ASt)

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Westport Lake
30x Goosander, 6x Chiffchaff, (BCa)

Alton
Merlin, Green Woodpecker, 3x Chiffchaff, (TEy)

Highgate Common
Willow Warbler, 7x Chiffchaff, (IEv)

Barton under Needwood
Comma, 2x Brimstone and several Harlequin Ladybirds, (JWo)

Monday, 23 March 2020

Monday 23 March 2020

South Staffs Water have closed the Blithfield Estate. This is applicable to WMBC members, Sailing club and all public access.
Tittesworth Water is in lockdown with no access to the reservoir and hides.

Middleton Lakes
Cattle Egret on JW, 7x Avocet, 5x Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 2x Pintail, 7x Goldeneye, (KSa)

Radford Meadows
93x Wigeon, 250x Teal, 4x Oystercatcher, Great Egret, (CDa)

Stoke 
Red Kite over west end at 14:00, also 2x Blackcap nearby, (NDP)

Chatterley Whitfield
Little Egret, 3x Snipe, 6x Chiffchaff, (PMo)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Creswell Flash also 3x Little Egret, (DFo)

Silverdale CP
LRP and a Redshank on the Void, (GSa)

Westport Lake
44x Common Gull thru, 22x Goosander, (DKe)

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still

Barton under Needwood
Brimstone, (JWo)

Hoarcross
Brimstone (JWo)

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Barn Owl, (JDu)

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, fem/imm Scaup still, Dunlin, 2x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 

Chasewater
4x Whooper Swan over NW at 09:15

Doxey Marsh
LRP, 12x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, Common Gull, 20x Teal, 4x Gadwall, (GPr)

Amington
Brambling, (TPe)

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, 8x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Shelduck, 2x Pintail, 8x Goldeneye, (MSm)  -  Additionally this evening Cattle Egret, 5x Snipe (JW), 22x Goldeneye (Dosthill NR), 11x Goosander (North Pit), (MercianBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge, Corn Bunting, LRP, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 6x Gadwall, 18x Goldeneye, 7x Shoveler, Little Egret, (SCo)

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still, 2x Goosander, Willow Tit, (JOa)

Swainsley
Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, (JOa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Green Sandpiper, LRP, 5x Oystercatcher, 3x Common Gull,2x Goldeneye,  3x Goosander, 3x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, 5x Chiffchaff, (AMa)

Chatterley Whitfield
2x Little Egret, 2x Chiffchaff, (PMo)

Eccleshall
Red Kite near Walton Hall Academy at 11:50. (GHa)

Berryhill
2x Sand Martin thru North, (NDP)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Redshank, 9x Curlew, 7x Oystercatcher, 5x Snipe, 5x Goldeneye, 26x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 30x Gadwall, 10x Shelduck, 18x Shoveler, 6x Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose, (DSc)

Yoxall Ford
30x Raven, American Mink, (JWo)

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020

Gailey Resv
4x Sand Martin over,  80x Golden Plover, Peregrine, 3x Chiffchaff, and at Otherton a Wheatear, (SRi)

Alrewas Junction Pit/ Arboretum
10x Little Egret, Great Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 12x Goosander, 2x Shelduck over, (SCo)

Trentham Gardens
26x Whooper Swan on the lake at 09:55, (DFo)  -  still at 14:00 also Sand Martin thru, 2x ad YL Gull, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (RGi)  -  Whooper Swans headed off north, seen over Clayton Wood at 17:45, (RGi)

Middleton Lakes
7x Avocet, 2x Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Pintail, Goldeneye, (DCo, PAn)

Doxey Marsh
7x Little Egret, 4x Oystercatcher, Common Gull, 6x Chiffchaff, (GPr)  -  12x Little Egret in flight together past the Octagonal hide, 2x Sand Martin, 150x Teal, 5x Goosander, 5x Shoveler, and west of the M6, 3x LRP, Great Egret, (DCo)  -  also 2x Great Egret, 2x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler, (KLe)

Goosanders by Kath Leigh

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ruff, imm/fem Scaup still, 13x Sand Martin, LRP, 

Chasewater
Fem Marsh Harrier flew east at 09:15,

Drayton Bassett
Red Kite over at 12:20,

Uttoxeter Quarry
LRP, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 38x Teal, 3x Chiffchaff, (RPo)

Burslem Park
15x Goosander, (PMo)

Flash
8x Golden Plover, (JOa)

Dimmingsdale
Tree Sparrow, 2x Redpoll, (TEy)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Corn Bunting, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 10x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 10x Wigeon, 19x Shoveler, 2x GBB Gull, Cetti'w Warbler, (SCo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Goldeneye, 10x Curlew, 13x Oystercatcher, 3x Redshank, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, 20x Shelduck, 32x Gadwall, 40x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, 8x Chiffchaff, 2x Cettis's Warbler. (DSc)

Tucklesholme 
4x Shelduck, 20x Wigeon, c80 Sand Martin, 12x  Linnet, (DSc)


Friday, 20 March 2020

Friday 20th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
9x Avocet, 4x Redshank,  4x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, (MSm)

Berryhill
Wheatear, Common Gull over, 60x Fieldfare, 3x Chiffchaff, Lapwing, and on Botteslow Little Egret, (RGi)

Gailey Resv
Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 2x Chiffchaff, 3x Siskin, (PCo)

Doxey Marsh
Great Egret, 6x Little Egret, Water Rail, 4x Goosander, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Water Rail, (DCo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on BM pit, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Curlew, 5x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, 2x Pintail, Pochard, 9x Shelduck, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Green Woodpecker, Common Gull, 5x Chiffchaff, (CEc) - also 8x Black-tailed Godwit, 14x Curlew, 4x Goldeneye, 35x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, 14x Pochard, 12x Gadwall, (DSc)  -  100x Sand Martin, also a possible Merlin, (MJo)

Alstonefield
2x Wheatear by path to Narrowdale,

Trentham Gardens
Dipper, (DVi)

Rudyard Lake
Oystercatcher, (AR)

Ellastone
Red Kite over between the B5030 and the Dove, (JDr)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Corn Bunting, 35x Yellowhammer, 50x Linnet, 6x Tree Sparrow, 2x LRP, 2x Egyptian Geese, (SE, HF)

Corn Bunting by Steve Edwards

Tittesworth Water
22x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, Little Egret, 2x Mandarin, 14x Goosander, Willow Tit, (SG, IB)

Tawny Owl by Steve Gibson

Chasewater
2w YL Gull in the roost, Oystercatcher

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Thursday 19th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
13x Avocet on JW, 8x Oystercatcher, Redshanks, 2x Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, (SPA)  -  Barn Owl

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Little Egret over, (MFo)

Apedale
Wheatear, (JMa)

Chasewater
Black-necked Grebe on main lake, Redshank, Oystercatcher, 2x YL Gull, 

Berryhill
Jack Snipe, Woodcock, (IBu)  -  4x Wheatear, Stonechat, 5x Chiffchaff, 3x Snipe, (IBu, RTo, DWa)

Branston GPs
27x Black-tailed Godwit on Ashy pit, 11x Curlew, 12x Oystercatcher,  Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Snipe, 2x Redshank, Long-tailed Duck, 2x Pintail, 7x Goldeneye, 26x Shelduck, 50x Wigeon, 94x Teal, 31x Shoveler, 21x Pochard, 49x Gadwall, 4x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 40x Little Grebe, Common Gull, 70x Sand Martin, 8x Chiffchaff, 150x Pied Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, Barn Owl at 18:15, (JWo)

Pintail by Jon Woodcock

Chatterley Whitfield
5x Little Egret, Little Owl, Stonechat, (PMo)

Tittesworth Water
29x Wigeon, Little Egret, Mandarin, (IFe)

Whitemoor Haye
6x Corn Bunting, 20+ Yellowhammer, 15-20x Tree Sparrow, LRP,  Green Sandpiper, (CEc), also - Great Egret, 2x Ruff, Redshank, 6x Oystercatcher, Snipe, 10x Goosander, 8x Goldeneye, 10x Shelduck, 42x Wigeon, 5x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, Peregrine, 2x GBB Gull, (SCo)

Round Knowel
7x Brambling, (JOa)

Hanchurch Woods
5x Brambling at the feeding station, (TCo)

By Tim Cooke

Radford Meadows
400x Wigeon, 300x Teal, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, 13x Shoveler, 7x Shelduck, (CDa)

River Sow Meadows
8x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Red Kite, 2x Goosander, 59x Wigeon, 38x Teal, (RSw)

Tucklesholme
200x Sand Martin, (BRe)

Alvecote
Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, Goosander, (MSc)



Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Rock Pipit on the causeway, (GJM)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear still, (NDP, IBu)

Gnosall
10x Little Egret on the Acres, (JLy)

Chasewater
2w Caspian Gull and 2w YL Gull in the roost, 2x Oystercatcher in paddocks, 10x Chiffchaff along west shore.

Trentham Gardens
2x Mandarin, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Goosander, (MJW)

Hanchurch Woods 
Brambling, (DVi)

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 4x Redshank, 7x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, (MSm)  -  also 9x Goldeneye, 7x Chiffchaff, (SPA)  -  also 2x Great Egret roosted, Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, (MercianBirding)

Whitmore Lane
3x Brambling, 20x Tree Sparrow, (RGi)

Halfpenny Green
2x Sand Martin, (DBa)

Cannock
White Wagtail, outside APC depot along Kingswood, Lakeside Road, (GHa)

Branston GPs
30x Sand Martin, 21x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 7x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 9x Oystercatcher, 5x Lapwing, 5x Little Egret, 7x Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Duck, 2x Mandarin 5x Goldeneye, 31x Shoveler, 60x Teal, 22x Pochard, 50x Wigeon, 47x Gadwall, 32x Shelduck. 26x Little Grebe, 120x Pied Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler,  (JWo, CEc, CMa)  -  Also Wheatear, (CEc, Dean)

By Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
4x Wheatear, 2 south side of the Palletstacks  and a further 2 in paddocks opposite north end of Ind estate, (KNo, RTo, AFi)

Hanchurch Woods
2x Brambling by the feeders, (DVi)

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Goosander, Little Egret, 2x Green Woodpecker, 4x Chiffchaff, (JOa)

Swainsley
2x Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, (JOa)

Round Knowel
Red Grouse, Brambling, (SFe, JOa)

Radford Meadows
Little Egret, Goosander, 9x Wigeon, 68x Teal, 4x Shelduck, (DEv)

Hatherton Resv
Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, (SB)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem/imm Scaup still, 16x Chiffchaff, Stonechat, 

Chasewater
3w YL Gull in roost, 2x Oystercatcher, 

Dilhorne to Caverswall
2x Yellowhammer, Willow Tit, 3x Chiffchaff, Lapwing, (AR)

Monday, 16 March 2020

Monday 16th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
8x Redshank, 5x Avocet, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, Common Gull, (KSa, MSm)  -  Curlew, 11x Goldeneye, (MercianBirding)

Tittesworth Water
8x Barnacle Geese to 07:10,  6x Chiffchaff, (SGi)

By Steve Gibson

Berryhill
Swallow thru north, also 247x  Meadow Pipits counted overhead heading north 07:40 to 08:50, 3x Stonechat, 3x Chiffchaff,  and a Little Egret on Botteslow, (RTo)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret from main hide until 13:00 only, (DBa)  -  also 2x Water Pipit, Great Egret, 7x Little Egret, (HF, SE)

Cattle Egret by Steve Edwards

Trentham Gardens
2x Dipper, (GSa)  -  also 2x Oystercatcher, Egyptian Geese, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, (MPa)

Chatterley Whitfield
5x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (PMo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wheatear off the west lane track, fem/imm Scaup still

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still, (SGi)

Chasewater
2x YL Gull, 3x Sand Martin, 

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Sunday 15th March 2020

Endon Sewage Works
2x Whooper Swan over west, (GBr)

Aqualate
2x Sand Martin, (IGr)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Common Gull, 27x Teal, 6x Shoveler, 3x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
56x Golden Plover thru, 350x Wigeon, 250x Teal, 15x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 3x Goosander, 3x Shelduck, Little Egret, Chiffchaff, (RSw)

Forsbrook
3x Little Egret in field behind Brook Close, (AR)

Burslem Park
6x Goosander, (PMo)

Middleton Lakes
3x Avocet, 4x Redshank, 5x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, 8x Shelduck, Goosander, (MSm)

Branston GPs
Wing tagged Red Kite over at 16:12, Long-tailed Duck still BM pit, 18x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 7x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Goldeneye, 20x Pochard, 25x Gadwall, 18x Shelduck, 20x Shoveler, 4x Little Egret, Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Peregrine, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 15x Goldeneye, 38x Wigeon, 8x Goosander, 5x Shoveler, Peregrine, Barn Owl, (SCo)

Chasewater
1w YL Gull in the roost

River Sow Meadows
6x Green Sandpiper before flying high NW, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, 2x Shelduck, 84x Wigeon, (RSw)

Ingestre
2x Green Sandpiper on small flood pool, Curlew over, 4x Shelduck, 31x Wigeon, (RCB)

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
5x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Avocet, Oystercatcher, Great Egret, 2x Pintail, Med Gull over JW at 06:40, Sand Martin, (SPA)  -  LRP on JW, (MercianBirding), - 4x Black-tailed Godwit on JW, (GWi)  -  2x Goosander, 2x Egyptian Goose, (PAn)

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still, 4x Willow Tit, 3x Grey Wagtail, 2x Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, (AMa)  -  also 2x Goosander, (JOa)

Doxey Marsh
3x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, 12x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Snipe, (GPr)

Aqualate
Sand Martin, 33x Goldeneye, 6x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 8x Shelduck, Water Rail 3x Chiffchaff, (RSw)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 18x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Redshank, 2x Egyptian Geese, (TJa, DRo)  - also 2x ad Med Gull, 3x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 40x Wigeon, 12x Pochard, 15x Shoveler, Goosander, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem/imm Scaup, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x Red Kite, 2x Grey Partridge, 

Weston-Amerton Meadows
3x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 2x Snipe, 54x Lapwing, (RSw)

Berryhill
2x Curlew, 5x Willow Tit, 3x Stonechat, 4x Snipe and a Little Egret on Botteslow still, (RTo)

Hanchurch Woods
2x Brambling, 2x Yellowhammer at feeding boulder, (AMa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Avocet, 24x Curlew, 7x Oystercatcher, 72x Wigeon, 5x Goosander, 6x Shelduck, Green Woodpecker, 2x Chiffchaff, (RPo)

Tittesworth Water
17x Goosander, 11x Snipe, Chiffchaff, (SGi, IB)

Round Knowel
2x Brambling, (JOa)

Chasewater
Fem Common Scoter on the Swag, Peregrine west shore

Whitemoor Haye
Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 14x Goldeneye, 2x Great Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 20x Wigeon, (SCo)



Friday, 13 March 2020

Friday 13th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
9x Little Egret, 4x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 5x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 8x Shelduck, (DCo)  -  27x Little Egret roosted Riverside with 3x Great Egret, 25x Goosander North Pit, (MercianBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
18x Black-tailed Godwit SE over deep end, (GJM)

Berryhill
4x Stonechat, (RGi)

Gnosall
8x Little Egret on the Acres, (VSm)

Chatterley Whitfield
2x Stonechat, 3x Little Egret, Peregrine, (PMo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 18x Black-tailed Godwit,  3x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Redshank, Goldeneye, Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 2x Sand Martin, Peregrine, (CEc)

Deep Hayes CP
Fem/imm Scaup still, (DKe)

Chasewater
2w Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull in the roost, also Sand Martin

Colwich-Wolseley Bridge
Barnacle Goose, (MSt)

Tittesworth Water
54x Curlew (per DGH)

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Thursday 12th March 2020

Middleton Lakes
4x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, Goosander, 5x Shelduck, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Chiffchaff, (MSm, SPA)

Radford Meadows
4x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, (HKi)

Deep Hayes CP
Juv/imm Scaup, 2x Willow Tit, Goosander, (NDP)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Branston GPs
Long-Tailed Duck, 18x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 7x Redshank, 6x Curlew, 3x Lapwing, 25x Shelduck, 7x Goldeneye (4f, 3m), 28x Pochard, 54x Wigeon, 28x Gadwall, 87x Teal, 19x Shoveler, 2x Mandarin (p), 3x Egyptian Geese, 25x Little Grebe, Water Rail, Common Gull, 5x Sand Martin, 2x Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler. (JWo)


By Jon Woodcock

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Barn Owl, (JDu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Scaup still, 2x Sand Martin,