Monday, 30 May 2016

Monday 30th May 2016

Belvide
2x Turnstone again on the shingle island this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Rudyard Lake
1x  Red Kite over this morning (per GBr)

Norton Green
Red Kite over today (GWo)
Geoff Woodward

Oakamoor
3x Mandarin Duck this morning (KKi)

Knypersley Resv
1x Spotted Flycatcher, 1x Pied Flycatcher, 1x Oystercatcher (GBr)


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Sunday 29th May 2016

Ipstones Edge
Quail calling north side of Swineholes Wood at 09.45, also Cuckoo (RPo)

Belvide Res
Turnstone on north shore at 08.55 (BB)

Hanchurch Woods
2x Tree Pipit, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo & Garden Warbler (PJ)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Tree Pipit, 2x Garden Warbler, 5x Linnet & Sedge Warbler (SGM)

Cotton Dell NR
Hobby this afternoon (KKi)

I54
Yellow Wagtail & 3x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Saturday 28th May 2016

Aqualate
2x Black-necked Grebe (sum plum)  (RPo)

Gailey
Red Kite over NW at 11: 15, 2x Peregrine, Hobby (SRi)

Burntwood
Red Kite east over Wembley Lane (GHa)

Belvide Res
Sanderling through at 07:45

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black Tern this evening (ABa)

Silverdale CP
2x Cuckoo on Void (SMi)

Hanchurch Woods
Tree Pipit this morning (TRo)

Branston Gravel Pits
Pair Shoveler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Common Tern, Comma, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Large Red Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Green Tiger Beetle, Thick-kneed Flower Beetle, Black&Red Froghopper (DSc)

Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday 27th May 2016

Cannock Chase
Report of a possible Turtle Dove purring at Seven Springs yesterday

Belvide Res
Red Kite over the dam at 12:35 before drifting off high north (PSm)

North Staffs Moors
6x Pied Flycatcher, 3x Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, 2x Dipper, 2x Grey Wagtail, Hobby, 2x Red Grouse, Peregrines (BC LC)

Fradley
Red Kite this morning at 11.30 (DBa)

Branston Gravel Pits
8x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 8x Little Ringed Plover, 22x Shelduck, 15x Gadwall, 2x Teal & Cetti's Warbler, also Green Tiger Beetle, Thick-kneed Flower Beetle, Malachite Beetle, Dock Bug, Common Blue Damselfly, Hoverfly, Roesel's Bush-cricket nymph (JWo)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thursday 26th May 2016

Belvide Res
2x Sanderling, Dunlin & Common Sandpiper on north shore this afternoon, also Marsh Harrier & Red Kite (BB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Ruff on Jubilee Wetlands (@atkinson_steve)

Highgate Common
Red Kite, Tree Pipit & Cuckoo (@paulsmith15363)

Tucklesholme
7x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher & 2x Shelduck, also Small Copper, Banded Demoiselle, Latticed Heath, Scorpion Fly (JWo)

Branston Water Park
4x Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, also Caddisfly, Mayfly (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits
17x Shelduck, 2x Teal, 4x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 3x Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Silverdale CP
2x Cuckoo & Sedge Warbler (PCa)

Hatherton Res
Cetti's Warbler & Reed Warbler (@daftoldbirder)

Silverdale CP
Peregrine & Garden Warbler (DAd)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Bradley
Red Kite over this afternoon (AHa)

Westport Lake
1x Oystercatcher till 0615hrs

Branston Gravel Pits
6x Common Tern, 16x Shelduck, 6x Gadwall, pair Teal & 3x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

I54
Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2x Water Rail & Pink-footed Goose (JDu)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Aqualate
4x Hobby this evening (RCB)

Trentham Gardens
Hobby over at 11:30 (PFo)

Branston GP
9x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 7x Redshank, 2x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, 20x Shelduck, 4x Common Tern, 2x Raven, 2x Cetti's Warbler (JW)

Codsall
1x Ring-necked Parakeet visiting gardens in the Fairfield / Oaken area in recent weeks (DCash per SN)

Monday, 23 May 2016

Monday 23rd May 2016

Burton Trent Washlands
2x Cetti's Warbler  (@grs_st)

Burton
Cetti's Warbler along canal/cycle route near Horninglow marina (JWo)

Blithfield Resv
5x Mandarin (4m 1f) below the dam (MCh)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Glossy Ibis in flight Jubilee Wetlands at 12:33 (@TameBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Probable Glossy Ibis along the river towards Croxall and back-tracked towards Elford (MYa)

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint still present this morning, please do not enter or walk through the quarry entrance (MYa)

Whitemoor Haye
Grasshopper Warbler still this morning opposite Activity Centre entrance (SCo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Osprey over north pit (JJH BM SJH)

Hanchurch
2x Tree Pipit, 1x Cuckoo (TRo)

Downs Bank
1x Redstart (TRo)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Late news for March 21st
Common Crane flew N over Codsall (per SN)

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint still on main pit

Belvide Res
Sanderling this morning

Friday, 20 May 2016

Friday 20th May 2016

Berryhill
2x Quail this morning, one near Tiddlers Pool & the other calling just west of the scrape (NDP, RT)  -  still one calling by stone bridge c250m downhill from the scrape early afternoon (BC LC)

Tittesworth Res
Bar-tailed Godwit early morning before flying down res (SGi)

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Sanderling this afternoon, also 3x Dunlin, 7x Redshank, 12x Ringed Plover, 10x Little Ringed Plover, 19x Shelduck, 7x Gadwall, 2x Teal, Water Rail, 5x Common Tern, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler & adult Peregrine (JWo, STu)
Jon Woodcock

Stafford
Osprey west over Derrington at 06:20 (Foz)

Belvide Res
Temminck's Stint still at west end.

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint still on spit between Islands on south pit.

Blithfield Res (Permit Only)
4x Arctic Tern this afternoon

Aston Lock to Long Meadow Bridge
Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (ARa)

Whittington Nr Kinver
Female Wheatear, Corn Bunting & 2x Grey Partridge (PBa)

Knypersley Res
1x Cuckoo, 1x Wood Warbler (GBr)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Thursday 19th May 2016

Community Noticeboard
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Contact Dave Emley at editor@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk

Belvide Res
Temminck's Stint still present on north shore this morning (BB)
Steve Nuttall

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint still present this afternoon, also 2x Ringed Plover, c6 Little Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 6x Shelduck, 4x Gadwall & 2x Shoveler (JWo)
Record shots of Temminck's Stint by Jon Woodcock

Cannock Chase
15x Crossbill near Pepper Slade/Rifle Range Trig Point (PBa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Dunlin & 3x Ringed Plover this morning (@peterforbes17)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Wednesday 18th May 2016

Community Noticeboard
WMBC AGM tonight at Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge, ST19 5DT at 19.30


Belvide Res
Temminck's Stint still present this morning on North shore, also 34x Sanderling through during day, Arctic TernBlack-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin & 15x Ringed Plover (BB)

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint at south end of the main pit, but goes out of sight behind small islands at times, also 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 3x Redshank, pair Egyptian Geese & Shoveler (STu)

Blithfield Res
Osprey caught a fish and flew off east at 10:30 also 3x Sanderling on the causeway (RCB)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo still present this afternoon (JMa)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Community Noticeboard
WMBC AGM at Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge, ST19 5DT on Wednesday 18th May at 19.30

Knypersley
Wood Warbler singing this morning at Lodge Barn Road (GBr)

Belvide Res
Temminck's Stint plus 4x Dunlin, 46x Black-tailed Godwit & 2x Arctic Tern (BB)

Hanchurch Woods
3x Cuckoo & 11x Spotted Flycatcher (NDP)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Drake Garganey from East/Riverside scrape (@RSPBMiddleton)

Silverdale CP
Whinchat & Cuckoo still present (NDP)

Burntwood
Hobby over Wembley Lane towards Chasewater (GHa)

Monday, 16 May 2016

Monday 16th May 2016

Community Noticeboard
WMBC AGM at the Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge, ST19 5DT on Wednesday 18th May starting at 19.30.

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-necked Grebe, Cuckoo, 3x Redshank, 6x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 12x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck, 3x Garden Warbler & 2x Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo, Whinchat, 2x Garden Warbler & Cormorant (SGM, PBa)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Sunday 15th May 2016

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
2x Sanderling & drake Common Scoter this morning (MPR). Also 2x LRP, 21+ Common Tern (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye
Grasshopper Warbler reeling in vegetation opposite the activity centre entrance (SCo)

JCB South Lake
4x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper (EFo)

Shoal Hill Common
Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat (SRi)

Moatbrook Lane NR
1x Cuckoo (HT)

Endon SW
1x Willow Tit (GBr) First site record

Doxey Marshes
Male Mandarin Duck, Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover & Shelduck (GHa)

Tucklesholme
2x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 4x Dunlin, 4x Gadwall, 2x Shelduck & Blue Shieldbug (JWo)

Branston Leas
Hobby & Four-spotted Chaser

Branston Gravel Pits
Cuckoo, Oystercatcher, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 6x Shelduck, 5x Gadwall & 3x Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Aqualate
3x Hobby, Cuckoo (KWa)

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Saturday 14th May 2016

Belvide Res
2x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, Greenshank (@BelvideBirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Arctic Tern briefly, 6x Common Tern, 7x Common Sandpiper, 4x Redshank, Dunlin (STu)

Barton North / Tucklesholme
Pair of Garganey plus Gropper (MYa)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern, 2x Common Tern (CMa)

Blithfield Res
5x Arctic Tern, 34x Common Tern (MYa)

Branston Gravel Pits
18x Shelduck, 8x Gadwall, pair Shoveler, Peregrine, 8x Dunlin, Curlew, 6x Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, Tawny Owl, 2x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

i54
3x LR Plover, Water Rail, 30x Sky Lark (Foz JD)


Friday, 13 May 2016

Friday 13th May 2016

Biddulph Grange CP
Pied Flycatcher singing by fish pond this morning also 2x Spotted Flycatcher & male Pied Flycatcher at nearby Spring Wood (STu)

Chasewater Res
Hobby & 6x Common Tern this morning, also 5x Black Tern & 2x Arctic Tern this afternoon (CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marshes
Black Tern, Arctic Tern & 2x Common Tern, also Hobby, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover & Water Rail (DSc NGr)

Belvide Res
Red Kite, Black Tern, Greenshank (BB)
Paul Darby

Branston GPs
20x Dunlin, 25x Ringed Plover, 9x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 4x Common Tern, 3x Garden Warbler. (JWo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Arctic Tern on Jubilee Wetlands (JHa)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thursday 12th May 2016

Chasewater
Harrier sp flew thru at 07.15, 2x pale phase skua sp flew thru at 0730hrs (PW via @CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Res
Black Tern, 9x Arctic Tern, c30 Common Tern (RCB)

Belvide Res
Little Stint and Garganey still (CVa)  -  22x Black Tern this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Westport
Little Gull 07:30 - 08:45 (JMa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Whimbrel over Jubilee Wetlands, also Grey Plover, Greenshank, Garganey & Wigeon (TPe)

Coombes Valley RSPB
11x Pied Flycatcher, 4x Redstart, 3 pair Spotted Flycatcher & 2x Garden Warbler (PBe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Channel Wagtail still and 2x Common Tern (STu)

Berryhill
Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail (NDP)

Knypersley Resv
1x Common Sandpiper, 1x Common Tern, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Hobby (GBr)

Silverdale CP
1x Hobby (PJ)

Doxey Marshes
Dunlin, 6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler (GSa)

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Belvide Res
Roseate Tern present this morning to 08:45 when it flew off NE also 18x Black Tern, 2x Little Stint on north shore, 37x Common Tern, 7x Arctic Tern, 2x Sanderling, Garganey still, (@BelvideBirding)

Westport Lake
12x Black Tern this morning (KSt) also 9x Arctic Tern, Oystercatcher & 2x Common Tern immature Peregrine (DKe)
Dave Kelsall

Codsall Wood
Little Tern, Black Tern, Spotted Flycatcher (JDu)

Trentham Gardens
3x Black Tern thru late morning

Whitemoor Haye
2x Arctic Tern & 14x Dunlin through this evening (SCo)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker & 15x Linnet (SGM)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, female Whinchat (@wizz15)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Black Tern, 6x Arctic Tern (DSc)

Tuckleshome
Sanderling (JWo)

Branston GPs
Sanderling (JWo)

Aqualate
8x Black Tern, 11x Arctic Tern, Hobby (PJo)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Belvide Res
5x Little Tern, 9x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, c50 Common Tern, drake Garganey (@paulsmith15363)  -  Female Marsh Harrier north shore (@NigelCarp2008)  -  Evening update 21x Black Tern, 2x Sanderling, 13x Greenshank, Little Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Res
Black Tern  off Beech Tree Point, Red Kite over Mickledale Bay at 10:55 (RCB)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
15x Arctic Tern briefly this morning, 3x Knot, 2x Turnstone, 2x Sanderling, 2x Grey Plover, Ruff, Greenshank (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
5x Black Tern, and between 18:00 and 18:30 70x Arctic Tern thru east , 25x Common Tern, 17x Commic Tern, also a Sanderling (@CWG_sightings)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Stint, 5x Sanderling, 69x Arctic Tern

Gailey Res
Black Tern and 24x Commic Tern briefly at 17:30 (SRi)

I54
4x Reed Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler & Lesser Whitethroat (JDu)

Monday, 9 May 2016

Monday 9th May 2016

Blithfield Res
2x Little Tern off Beech Tree Point this afternoon (MPR)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Crossbill, Redstart, Cuckoo (NDP)

Belvide Res
3x Black Tern (@paulsmith15363)  -  Drake Garganey still

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Grey Plover Jubilee Wetlands (GWi)  -  Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank (@pmandrews1973) - 3x Bar-tailed Godwit reported

Tittesworth Res
Grey Plover over also Spotted Flycatcher this evening (SGi)

Swallow Moss
Fieldfare, Tree Pipit (PFo)

Chasewater
3x Oystercatcher, 2x Dunlin, 2x LRP, 4x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey
1x Egyptian Goose, 1x Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper)

Cannock Chase
Whinchat in the rifle range area (PBa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 4x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, 8x Common Tern, Hobby, Gropper (STu)

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sunday 8th May 2016

Belvide Res
Black Tern & Garganey still this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Res (Permit Only)
Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Egyptian Geese &  4x Yellow Wagtail (ASt)  -  addtl 18x Common Tern, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Shelduck, Oystercatcher (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Sedge Warbler, c20 Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail & 2x Goldeneye (SCo)

Chasewater
13x Black Tern until 10:50 only (PWa) also Common Sandpiper

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Black Tern Jubilee Wetlands at 14:30 (@cloudlevel1) also drake Garganey on North Pit (@BarterTony)

Clayton (Newcastle)
Red Kite over at 17.45 heading South (RGi)

i54
Cuckoo thru mid day (Foz)

Codsall Wood
c10 Reed Warbler, 8x Gadwall, 3x Spotted Flycatcher & Water Rail (JDu)


Saturday, 7 May 2016

Saturday 7th May 2016

Belvide Res
2x drake Garganey, Black Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Tucklesholme
Whinchat along fence line by gravel working (MYa)

Tittesworth Res
Lesser Whitethroat this morning (SGi)

Croxall Lakes
6x Oystercatcher, Common Tern, Little Egret, Wigeon, 3x Gadwall, 3x Garden Warbler, 2x Willow Tit (SPe)

Blythe Bridge
Red Kite over the station at 09:45 (COs)

Gailey
Egyptian Goose in field opposite sailing club car park (SRi)

Otherton
Female Whinchat along disused railway (SRi)

Chasewater Res
12x Common Tern & Common Sandpiper (@CWG_sightings)

i54
LR Plover, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, 10x Whitethroat, 6x Sedge Warbler , Reed Warbler (Foz)

Endon SW
1x Hobby, 1x White Wagtail (GBr)

North Staffs Moors
Hobby, Red Kite & Raven (BCa)

Friday, 6 May 2016

Friday 6th May 2016

Belvide Res
3x Black Tern this morning (GJM) also drake Garganey this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Res (Permit Only)
4x Black Tern, c4 Common Tern, Dunlin & 2x Little Ringed Plover from causeway (KSt) also Sanderling (GJM, ICW, MDJ)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Avocet with chicks, male Garganey & 2x Black-tailed Godwit (SPi)

Branston GPs
Black-necked Grebe on Sandy Pit (JWo)
Jon Woodcock

Clay Mills
2x Cetti's Warbler this morning (STu)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Male Channel Wagtail still north of main pit by manure heap, also Grasshopper Warbler (STu)

North Staffs Moors
2x Hobby this afternoon (MPr)

Whitemoor Haye
Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 3x Sedge Warbler, Goldeneye & Garden Warbler (SCo)

Tittesworth Res
2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Common Tern, 4x Whitethroat, 2x Shelduck & Little Ringed Plover (SGi)

Ford Green NR
Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler & Oystercatcher over (JJo)

Trentham Gardens
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, Oystercatcher (PFo)  -  PF Goose on the lake and later at nearby Strongford. Little Egret flew from Heron roost early morning. (RT)