Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

Keele
Red Kite over Flagstaff Plantation at 08:50 (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Croxall Lakes
2x Ringed Plover (@jamyt123)

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018

Trysull/Seisdon
Corn Bunting along Crockington Lane (@broadwayeight)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Essington Quarry Pool
3x Common Tern (@jasonbeaut1)

Burslem
Red Kite over Park Estate at 12:15 (CJL)

Aqualate
2x Red Kite over the A518 at 13:25 (@mwyre)

Hales
Redshank, Shelduck, 12x Teal (@SteveJTurner76)

Chasewater
2x Common Tern

Barton under Needwood
Cuckoo over Captain's Lane at 18:00 (JW)

Bottleslow Flash
7x LR Plover still this evening (RT)

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
4x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 4x Redshank, (@atkinson_steve)

Wetley Moor
Red Kite over heading towards Berryhill (DBl)

Tucklesholme
Prob 1st sum Caspian Gull, Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover (@TameBirding)

Gailey Resv
Prob Firecrest heard briefly also 4x Common Tern  (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Prob Sanderling on Ashy Pit (@julianallen2009)

Ingestre-Tixall
Red Kite lingering before drifting north (RCB)

Berryhill
7x LR Plover this evening (RT)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x Hobby over JW (@prockmom)

Adbaston
Cuckoo around Knighton Foods (@GoodersFMS)

Bottleslow Flash
6x LR Plover (RT)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover (@DavidBate17)

Middleton Lakes
2x Snipe, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, prob Green Sandpiper, 2x Hobby, 2x Egyptian Geese, all on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Goldeneye (DAb)

Branston GPs
6x Redshank, Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Pochard, 6x Shoveler, 49x Gadwall, 23x Shelduck, 16x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 4x Common Tern, Little Egret, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
5x Ringed Plover, Hobby (@MercianBirding)

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW north, 4x Avocet, and a Peregrine thru, 3x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, (@atkinson_steve)

Stockton Brook
Red Kite over south (JGr)

Monday, 11 June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
17x Avocet on JW this morning (@Bins_on_a_stick)

i54
3x Common Tern (@i54jamie)

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW, Sanderling on east scrape, Osprey over (@HughieKing)

Elkstone Hill / Morridge
Red Kite over NNW at 13:15 (@domhall)

Elford - Whittington
4x Corn Bunting this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Avocet, 6x Redshank, 9x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 40x Gadwall, 26x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern, 19x Little Grebe, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Tucklesholme
5x Little Egret, 6x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (@julianallen2009)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red Kite over

Bilbrook
Red Kite over south (@philcollins54)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Saturday 9th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW early morning

Tucklesholme
2x Avocet (@Ochruros)  -  Also 2x YL Gull (@TameBirding)

Aqualate
2x Quail flushed by the track to the hide at 14:00 (@RobSwift5)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red Kite over this morning

Friday, 8 June 2018

Friday 8th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sandwich Tern at west end ( per KAs) to 12:30 only

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still (@Dumblederry)  -  Also a Sanderling

Doxey Marsh
8x LR Plover, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Water Rail, 2x Shelduck, Grey Wagtail (MBo)

Branston GPs
Cuckoo, Peregrine, 6x Redshank, 7x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 35x Gadwall, 23x Shelduck, 9x Shoveler, 3x Pochard, 3x Mandarin, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Elkstone Hill
Red Kite  over the trig point (@domhall)

Branston GPs
4x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 33x Gadwall, Pochard, 25x Shelduck, 3x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern (JWo)

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill on JW (GJM)

By Richard Eyres

Berryhill
Hobby over the Viewpoint (CSi)

Branston GPs
3x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x YL Gull (ad & 2x 2y), 2x Mandarin, Egyptian Goose, (DSc)

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Doxey Marsh
Spotted Flycatcher, Cetti's Warbler (@DavidBate17)

Middleton Lakes
2x Avocet, 5x Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Common Tern, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese on JW (@atkinson_steve)

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

Branston GPs
3x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 3x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern, Little Egret, 32x Gadwall, 36x Shelduck, Water Rail (JWo)

Monday, 4 June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Tittesworth Water
Sanderling off Picnic Point (@stephengibson42)

By Steve Gibson

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

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover early evening

Coombes Valley RSPB
2x Redstart, 4x Spotted Flycatcher (ASt)

Eccleshall
Red Kite over Slindon at 17:22 (DSt)

Berryhill
Hobby between the stone circle and the scrape, 2x RL Partridge (AJo)

Trentham Gardens
3x Hobby at 14:30 (KBr)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

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

i54
2x LR Plover, 9x Yellowhammer (@i54jamie

Wetley Rocks
Red Kite over at 08:10 (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Kittiwake (@Brdin43)

Branston GPs
Drake Garganey, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern, (DSc)

Stoke on Trent
3x Red Kite over Sandon Road Meir at 17:00 (SJO)

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe still, 5x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover

Tucklesholme
2x Garganey, 6x Little Egret, Hobby, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, YL Gull, Egyptian Goose, (@Ochruros)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Sum plum Grey Plover in Blithe Bay (GJM)  -  Also 2x Redshank, LRPs, 2x Common Tern (RCB)

Branston GPs
Sanderling, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover (@TameBirding)

Gailey Resv
2x Common Tern, drake Mandarin, (@TheMoorehen)

Tittesworth Water
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 4x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, 2x Egyptian Geese (JOa)

Middleton Lakes
Drake Garganey on JW north also 2x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Egyptian Geese Dosthill NR,(@atkinson_steve)

Friday, 1 June 2018

Friday 1st June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe, Grey Plover, Redshank, 8x Ringed Plover 

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail on JW

Branston GPs
3x Dunlin, 4x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Mandarin, 5x Common Tern, (JWo)

Cheddleton - Consall
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Grey Wagtail, Redstart (DSc)

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018

Alsagers Bank
Red Kite over SE (@kerraigrockdj)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover, 6x Ringed Plover

Hanchurch
Crossbill, Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo (@philjo61)

Branston GPs
5x Sanderling, Turnstone, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 4x Redshank, 3x Curlew, 4x Little Egret, 8x Common Tern, 33x Shelduck, 28x Gadwall, 2x Pochard (JWo)

Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover still, 6x Arctic Tern, 4x Ringed Plover,

Middleton Lakes
2x Grey Plover

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Stone-Barlaston Downs Banks NT.
Male Montagu's Harrier over heading north at 09:30 (MJa)

Cheddleton
Hobby over north at 08:20 (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Turnstone, 6x Redshank on JW

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sum Plum Grey Plover north shore per (RWa)  -  Also Arctic Tern

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern at the deep end late morning, (GJM)  -  Still at 15:30 (JWo)

Cannock Chase
2x Spotted Flycatcher (Gl)

Monday, 28 May 2018

Monday 28th May 2018

Alrewas 
Hobby over at 06:25 also Cetti's Warbler at GPs (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Turnstone, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Black Tern, Garganey

Tucklesholme
Turnstone this morning (@rpintean)  -  2x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Dunlin, Egyptian Goose (@julianallen2009)

Gailey Resv 
Spotted Flycatcher behind old chimney house (@TheSnapper1978)

South Hanford farm-Radial Park
Spotted Flycatcher (@ROBgilb)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wood Sandpiper and 2x Sanderling still, 2x Greenshank, 18x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Osprey flew north at 13:35, (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Turnstone, 2x Dunlin

Branston GPs
Turnstone, Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 118x Tufted Duck, 36x Gadwall, 32x Shelduck, Peregrine, Common Tern (DSc)

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

Gailey Resv
Cuckoo, early morning, 2x Black Tern at 07:30, drake Mandarin (@TheSnapper1978)   -  Anyone lost a birders field notebook found by the old pumphouse.

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Greenshank, 2x Turnstone, 10x Ringed Plover, drake Garganey, 2x Sanderling, Black Tern, 

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still JW east (@rbstring)

Tittesworth Water
3x Black Tern this morning (@stephengibson42)

Tucklesholme
3x Sanderling, 3x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
14x Sanderling, Turnstone, 3x Redshank, 12x Ringed Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Egyptian Geese, 2x Common Tern, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, (JWo, DSc)  -  Whimbrel near Ashy Pit (@TameBirding)

Weston Coyney
Red Kite over 11:25 - 11:30 and again at 12:20 (@SeanJFenton)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wood Sandpiper, 2x Sanderling,  22x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Greenshank (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Sanderling off the causeway (@TameBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Ringed Plover, 2x Goldeneye, Corn Bunting from Sittles farm bend (@BirderAlrewas)

Aqualate
6x Black Tern to 11:45 at least (PJo)

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday 26th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sanderling, Turnstone, Black Tern, 40x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, drake Garganey still

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo (@AlrewasBirder)

Tucklesholme
Turnstone, 2x Black Tern thru (@Ochruros)  -  Also Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, (@TameBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Sanderling on west scrape, Grey Plover on east scrape  (@MercianBirding)  -  Greenshank on JW, female Blue headed Wagtail type back end of East scrape (@TameBirding)

Roach End
6x Crossbill, Cuckoo (NDP)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby over east at 09:55, 2x Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher between Gawtons Stone and path through wall (GBr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Black Tern and Arctic Tern north of the causeway (RCB)  -  Also Turnstone, Sanderling, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (@PeterDobson20)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, 2x Sanderling, 2x Dunlin, 8x Redshank, 12x LR Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 4x Common Tern, 30x Gadwall, 26x Shelduck, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (JWo, DSc)

Gailey Resv
1st sum Med Gull in field to east of fishing pool, Red Kite over SE at 14:10, (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Sanderling, 2x Turnstone, Greenshank, 6x Ringed Plover (@rpintean)

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)