Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday 15th July 2012

Announcing an exciting new development from Staffs Bird News

We would like to thank everyone who follows this blog, for a blog that just list's what birds are seen in the county of Staffordshire it's incredible to think that it's one of the most read blogs in the country!

Out of the top 1000 birding websites, Staffs Birds News is consistently in the top 50 and we have you all to thank for that.

So with this in mind we've been thinking of ways to improve the service for some time now, especially when it comes to news on rare and scarce species in Staffs and so we would like to introduce you to:

All you have to do is sign up to Twitter by clicking on the address above and click on the icon for mobile notifications and you will receive news of any Staffs rare or scarce species as the news is released direct to your mobile, and most importantly it's all FREE.

So please go over to Twitter and sign up, we will continue providing more detailed news on the blog, and thank you again for your support.

Steve, Chris, Russell & Nick.

ps. You can now click the Twitter logo just above Birdguides at the top of the page.


Burston to Aston marina
Kingfisher, 2x Oystercatcher, 1x Green Sandpiper.... P.A.D.

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Greeenshank, 3x Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 7x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 4x Oystercatcher, 6x Common Tern, 4x Spotted Flycatcher (2juv), 1x Redstart (male), 2x Yellow Wagtail (1juv) and 1x Kingfisher...............AM, RP

Belvide Resv
Ecl drk Red-crested Pochard still present, plus juv Redstart in hedge by Chappell Hide.....SN

Westport Lake
Three juv Cape/Ruddy Shelduck (unringed, but tame and coming to bread). Also Barnacle Goose, 14x Greylag Geese, 1x Pochard......NJS, PJ

Juv Shelduck sp, Westport Lake. Picture by Phil Jones

Blithfield Resv causeway
33x Common Tern, 8x Common Sand, 1x Curlew, 1x Oystercatcher....RP
also 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Spotted Flycatcher & Osprey.................RB.

Branston GP’s
1x Greenshank, 3x Green Sand, 18x Curlew, 3x Ringed Plover, 1x LRP, 1x Dunlin, 1x Oystercatcher, 5x Shelduck (plus 21 ducklings), 1x Raven, 2x Green Woodpecker.......RP

Churnet Valley / Oakamoor Area
1x Wood Warbler 2x Grey Wagtail, 1x Grey Heron, 2x Buzzard, 1x Kestrel.....TE

Old River Dove
Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 12x Whitethroat, c70 Sand Martin, 6x Yellowhammer and a Kingfisher.....................AJ.

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