Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Keele Univ
Possible Iberian Chiffchaff singing in woods between Hotel Development site and back of student accomodation. Area is to the right of the Observatory, it was still part-singing this evening and along with the description it looks like a interesting bird, well worth a look for tomorrow morning Grid Ref SJ822450 (STu)
Park on large pay and display car park to the right of the Darwin building (opposite student union) as you look at it, park in the top right corner, on the right a tarmac path runs up through the wood to the Space Observatory, just before the Ob is a grass path on the right walk down to where the path splits and it was singing in this area.

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 2x Goosander, Barnacle Goose, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat & 2x Sedge Warbler (DSc)

Branston Gravel Pits
2x Common Tern, 6x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 9x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 11x Gadwall, 29x Shelduck, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, 8x Common Whitethroat, 5x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 15+ Blackcap  (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Sedge Warbler, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap (JWo)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Garganey on the north shore & drake Scaup still this pm

Blithfield
1x Whimbrel (GJM)

Whitemoor Haye
57 Mute Swan, 38 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 LRP, 3 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Corn Bunting, several Yellow White and Pied Wagtail, several Tree Sparrow & Yellowhammer (SCo)

Berryhill
Whinchat one still in the paddocks above the Viewpoint also 17x Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Whitethroat (RT NP)

Burntwood
3x Waxwing at Chase Terrace at junction of  Paget Drive and railway line.

Middleton Lakes RSPB
On the North pit 2 Raven over, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 2 LRP & Yellow Wagtail

Ipstones Edge
2x Redstart, 2x Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 19x Willow Warbler, Blackcap,2x Whitethroat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat & 2x Curlew (DPo)

Chasewater
3x Little Ringed Plover on power boat jetty (KWh)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by the R Trent (RT)

Adderley Green
Hobby flew over at 13.45 (SSt)

Stafford
Waxwing one on Corporation Street this evening

Blake Hall
1 Yellow Wag', 2 Wheatear (M Pla)

JCB Earthmovers, Cheadle
5 Wheatear (AB, MP)

Monday, 29 April 2013

Monday 29th April 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Swallows, House Martins x20, Swifts x6, Scaup (drake), Dunlin x5, Common Sandpipers x3, Marsh Tit, Sedge Warblers x8, Gadwall ( 6 Pairs ) (ASt)

Branston GPs
White Wagtail, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, 6x Blackcap, LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, 5x Redshank, 3x Curlew, 19x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall (JWo)

Branston Water Park
c80x Swift, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 12x Blackcap (JWo)

North Staffs Moor
22 Golden Plover & 1 Oystercatcher (TEy)

Cannock Chase
Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher & Wood Warbler and Cuckoo (SEw, HFo)
Cuckoo by Steve Edwards

Westport Lake
Shelduck & Reed Warbler (DKe)

Aston Marina - Salt
8x Linnet, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Lapwing, 1x Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Cormorant, 1x Lesser Whitethroat, 1x Blackcap, 1x Willow Warbler, 10x Swallow (ARa)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday 28 April 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
2 Egyptian Geese were on the north shore between 10.20-10.30am when they flew off south east. The drake Scaup was still present, also at least 7 Goldeneye remain. 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 LRP, 2 Dunlin and 2 Redshank were on the north shore. A late Fieldfare was in a field just south of the reserve. The Corn Bunting was seen again behind the spill weir this morning. 2 Common Tern were noted (Belvide Blog)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Common Tern, Little Egret, Greenshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Swift, 3x White Wagtail, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (ABa)

Cannock Chase
1x Wood Warbler (TJa)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 10x Wheatear including 2 Greenland Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (RT NP)

Milton, Stoke-on-Trent
9x Waxwings on electrical cables opposite the Foxley pub at 12:45 today (NGr)

Whitemoor Haye
2 Artic Tern thru , 5 Redshank ,Common Sandpiper , 2 Oystercatcher, Wheatear , White Wagtail , 10 Yellow Wagtail & 2 Grey Partridge (JAl)

Dimmingsdale
2 Mandarin but no sign of the Garganey (RPo)

Hawksmoor
2 male Pied Flycatcher, 1 male Redstart, 1 Wood Warbler (RPo)

Cheadle
Male Whinchat and male Wheatear in a field north of the JCB factory (RPo)

Silverdale CP
2x Wheatear, (PCa)

Tittesworth Res
Redstarts 3 males, Pied Flycatcher 2 males, Whitethroats 2, Blackcaps 2, Redshank 1, Dunlin 1, Ringed Plover 1, Little Ringed Plovers 8 & Common Sandpiper 6 (SGi)

North Staffs Moors
22 Golden Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Wheatear (DPo)

Ipstones Edge, Swineholes Wood
5 Willow Warbler (DPo)

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Saturday 27th April 2013

Late News
Kingsley, nr Cheadle, North Staffs
A ***HOOPOE*** was seen in a garden around 22nd/23rd April, showing well. It has been looked for since but no further sign (per ABa)



Belvide Res (permit only)
Wood Warbler one still in the plantation also drake Scaup at the west end.

Berryhill
3x Whinchat, 26x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail (RT NP PB DW)

Whinchat at Berryhill by Mick Turner

Blithfield Res (permit only)
2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 5x White Wagtail (DTr)

Dimmingsdale
Male Garganey at top pool near Round House Farm, still present at 19.15 (TEy)


Garganey at Dimminsdale by Terry Eyre

Whitemoor Haye
Whimbrel, 2x Common Sands, 4x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, drake Scaup, 2x Wheatear, 25x Yellow Wags, 6x White Wags, Swift (JA)

Lichfield
Grasshopper Warbler along Netherstowe Lane past the railway bridge on left hand side (SCo)


Doxey Marsh
8x Shelduck, Goosander, Water Rail, 5x Ringed Plover, White Wagtail, 3x Reed Warbler (RJS)

North Staffs Moors
7x Wheatear, 2x Redstart, 3x Stonechat (SSe)
8x Golden Plover, 4x Wheatear, 4x Lapwing (DPo)

Cannock Chase
2x Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (AB GF). Also 3x Redstart, 2x Yellowhammer (IBu) and 1x Wood Warbler, Tree PipitMinotaur Beetle, 2x Burying Beetle (Silpha atrata) (JWo).

Aqualate Mere
2x Willow Tit,  1x Sedge Warbler, 1x Reed Warbler, 3x Reed Bunting, 2x Shelducks, 2x Gadwall, 1x Whitethroat, 1x Great Spotted Woodpecker (KWa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Wheatear, 2x Little Ringed Plover & Whinchat

JCB Earthmovers, Cheadle
1x Whimbrel, 1x Curlew, 4x Wheatear, 2x Tree Pipit (ABa)

Ipstones Edge
6x Wheatear, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Lapwing, Curlew, Greenfinch (DPo)
 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday 26 April 2013

Middleton Lakes RSPB
South fem/imm Marsh Harrier on the North pit 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 House Martin, 10 Swift, Little Egret, 3 Commic Tern through North,Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtail (JM, JH)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Wood Warbler one in the plantation this morning, also drake Scaup still and Arctic Tern.

Knypersley Res
Pied Flycatcher male in Knypersley wood this morning (GED)

Cannock Chase
Pied Flycatcher male also Wood Warbler and Redstart (SW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
1 Hobby, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 4 White Wagtail (RPo)

Dimmingsdale
1x Redstart 1x Blackcap 4x Willow Warbler 3x Chiffchaff & 2x Mandarin Duck (TEy)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Little Gull adult still off the causeway early afternoon

Little Gull by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs
4x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Whitethroat, 5x Blackcap, 30x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall, Green Woodpecker (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Reed Warbler & 15x Swift (DSc)

Radial Park
Lapwings x5, Jay, Kestral, Swallows x2 also on the River Trent: Blackcap, Willow Warbler (ASt)

Berryhill
14x Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart (RT KH)

Silverdale CP
Whinchat, Wheatear (PCa)


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thursday 25 April 2013

Berryhill
4x Whinchat at the Viewpoint, Ring Ouzel north of the Palletstacks, 2x Redstart, 24x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 21x Whitethroat, Ringed Plover and 3x Swift (RT NP KH)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
9x Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Egyptian Goose, Whooper Swan, 18x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Imm Common Scoter, also a Wood Warbler at Dam Dell (GJM, MPR)
Additional info - Adult Little Gull, 5x Swift, Common Sandpiper, 2x Wheatear, Lesser Redpoll, Blackcap (RCB)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Arctic Tern one through late afternoon also 3x Whimbrel, 3x White Wagtail and 7x Yellow Wagtails.

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Dunlin, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 29x Shelduck, 2x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 3x Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ Common Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap (JWo)

Branston Water Park
c12x Swift, Garden Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ Blackcap, Common Sandpiper (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
Scaup drake still, Grey Plover briefly, 3x Dunlin plus 18x flew through, 3x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, 2x Redshank, 4x Oystercatcher, 32x Yellow Wagtail, 12x White Wagtail, Grey Partridge, Little Owl, Tree Sparrow, (JAl)

Tittesworth Resr
Two male Pied Flycatchers, two male Redstarts, 1x White Wagtail, 1x Little Egret (SGi)

River Sow Meadows
Whinchat - a female showing well, Whitethroat x 5, Willow Warbler x 4, Sedge Warbler x 2, Wigeon x 1pr still (RSw)

Baggeridge
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still this morning but very mobile (DBu)

Radial Park
6:30, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler , 4 Blackcap, male Redstart singing & 4 Wheatear (RGi)

Doxey Marshes
Ruddy Shelduck, Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 GoosanderCommon Sandpiper, 3x Swift & 2 Redshank (SEd, HFo)

Sanderling by Steve Edwards

Silverdale CP
Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (NP)

Gailey Res
2x Reed Warbler 12x Common Sandpiper, 5x Gadwall, (4 drakes) drake Shoveller, Yellow Wagtail, 6x Swift (IM SR)
Blue-headed Wagtail  female along the causeway to 18:35 then flew off.

JCB Earthmovers, Cheadle
1x Tree Pipit (ABa)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wednesday 24th April 2013

Blithfield Res (Please note non-permit holders must only view from the Causeway)
***Whiskered Tern*** in Blithe Bay 08:50hrs and still present at 18:00hrs at least (GJM, PH)

[6th record for Staffordshire, and 2nd record for Blithfield, following one there in May 1970]


Whiskered Tern by Dave Kelsall

Branston GP's
Two Avocets this evening (AJa)

Westport Lake
Whimbrel flew through at 09.15 (DK)

Whitemoor Haye
42x Yellow Wagtail, 9x White Wagtail, 2x Swift, 2x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, drake Scaup, 6x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 5x Grey Partridge, 16x Tree Sparrow, Whitethroats (SCo)

Doxey Marshes
2x Grasshopper Warbler, 12x Sedge Warbler, 5x Whitethroat, 4x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover & Ruddy Shelduck (SPe)

Cannock Chase
Grasshopper Warbler one yesterday(RCB) and again this morning (LY)
8x Tree Pipit, 3x Cuckoo, Wood Warbler, 2x Redstart (PDy)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Kingfisher (AJa)

Baggeridge
Male Pied Flycatcher this morning (DBu)

Pied Flycatcher by Dave Burns

 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Whooper Swan in Blithe Bay. Also Greenshank, 9x Arctic Terns, 1x Common Tern, 2x Dunlin, 31x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (SEd)


Dunlin today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards

Whopper Swan today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards

Yellow Wagtail today at Blithfield by Steve Edwards



Branston Gravel Pits
2x Black-necked Grebe, Merlin (female eating a small bird), Reed Warbler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Common Whitethroat, 8+Blackcap, 4x Yellow Wagtail, c50x Sand Martin, Curlew, 15x Redshank, 5x LRP, Snipe, Oystercatcher, 23x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, GBBG, Green Woodpecker, 4x Tawny Mining Bee, 10+ Peacock, 5+ Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

Black-necked Grebe by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup drake still  at the west end


Whitemoor Haye
Scaup (drake), 2x Gadwall, 6x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 9x Yellow Wagtail, 29x White Wagtail, 4x Blackcap, 2x Whitethroat, 4x Yellowhammer, c12x Tree Sparrow, Little Owl, Orange Tip, 6+ Peacock, 3x Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

Croxall
3x Redshank, 2x Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 3x Whitethroat, 4x Blackcap, Brimestone, Small White, 4x Peacock, Comma, 2x Small Tortoiseshell (JWo)

Gailey Res
2 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, male Whitethroat, 2 male Yellow Wagtail, 3 Shoveler (2 drake), & 5 Gadwall (IMo)

Cannock Chase
2x Redstart, 1x Cuckoo, 2x Mandarin (IBu)
Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning (RCB)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel one still in paddocks to the north of the Palletstacks (RT)

North Staffs Moors
1x Cuckoo, 2 x Stonechat & 4x Ring Ouzel (IMy)

Radial Park
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler & 2 Yellow Wagtails (RGi)

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo on Void, flew to Blackbank (NDP)

Parkhall Wetlands Walk
Water Rail above fishing pool at 14-30 (CSi)

Wetley Moor
20+ Willow Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting & 2 Jay (RBu)

Tittensor Chase
2x Raven, 1x Jay, 1x Nuthatch (ARa)

Hanley Forest Park
Common Sandpiper at 18.15 (NGr)

Dimmingsdale
15x House Martin, 4x Swallow2x Green Woodpecker, 4x Lesser Redpoll (TEy)

Borrowpit Lake Tamworth
Kittiwake adult still at south end on main Island.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Monday 22 April 2013

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel one still in paddocks to the north of the Palletstacks also Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Wheatear, 10x Whitethroat and a Water Rail at the reedbed (RT NP)

Belvide Res (permit only)
5x Whimbrel this morning

Caverswall
2x Whimbrel flew over at 10:05  SJ945424

Westport Lake
Lesser Whitethoat, 5x Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler & Sedge Warbler (PLo, JJo et el)

Adderley Green
Lesser Whitethroat singing near gasometer (NJS)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
8x Arctic Tern, Knot, Greenshank, 2x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover, 10x Yellow Wagtail, 9x Wheatear, 2x Gadwall (RCB, PFo))

Meadow Lane Yoxall
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 6+Blackcap (JWo)
 
Branston Water Park
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap (JWo)
 
Jackson’s Bank
c60x Siskin, Marsh Tit (JWo)
 
Branston Gravel Pits
Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Redshank, 20x Shelduck, 2x Gadwall (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
Whimbrel x 1,Yellow Wagtails c36, Pied Wagtails x4, Redshank x3, Oystercatcher x2, Common Sandpiper x1, Gadwall x 2, Swallow x 5 & Cormorant x 3 (PGa)

Doxey Marshes
11x Little Ringed Plover on site today
also a male Whinchat showing over the river at the open gate on path 11.30 - 14.00 (PDy)

Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock
Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear and 2 Oystercatcher this afternoon (STu)

River Trent @ Boothen
8.45am Blackcap ( Fem ), Willow Warbler, Goldcrest (ASt)

Radial Park
10am Jay, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail & 5x Lapwings (ASt)

Borrowpit Lake Tamworth
Kittiwake adult still at south end of lake on main island (SAl)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday 21 April 2013

Aqualate Mere
2x Hobbies from the hide this morning

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Scaup still and a Greenshank before flying off.

Borrowpit Lake, Tamworth
Adult Kittiwake and an Arctic Tern at 19:00 (SAl)

Kittiwake at Borrowpit Lake tonight by S Allison

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Knot along the causeway and 6x Arctic Terns, also a Whimbrel in fields behind the dam at 13.45, a Greenshank of Admaston Reach at 15.40 (HKi)
Greenshank and Knot Admaston Reach late afternoon but no further sign of the Whimbrel behind the dam (RCB)
Swift one over the causeway at 17:10 (SPe). Three Whimbrel for 5 mins in flight with Knot and seen to fly out late afternoon plus Whooper Swan (HK)

Knot at Blithfield by Richard Powell

Knot at Blithfield by Hughie King

Whimbrel by Hughie King

Whimbrel by Andy Mason at Blithfield
Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel still at 07:05 in paddocks to the north of the Palletstacks but elusive, 2x Redstart still and a Yellow Wagtail (RT)
also Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, White Wagtail, 2x Raven (PLo)
Water Rail at the reedbed culvet also Little Grebe (PBi)

Doxey Marsh
Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, 5x Sedge Warbler, 8x Shelduck, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper (SPe)
also 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail , 4 Goosander (DBo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit & 4x Redstart (IBu)
Wood Warbler one this morning

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel one still this afternoon also Greenshank, 16x White Wagtail, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Goldeneye, 3x Mandarin, 6x Goosander (RP)

Branston GPs
26x Shelduck, 4x Redshank, 2x Snipe (RPo)

Branston Water Park - Gravel Pits
5x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Whitethroat, 3x Garden Warbler, 1x Sedge Warbler, 8x Blackcap & 10+ Willow Warbler (BSt, ASt)

Croxall GP
Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 3x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher & 2x Whitethroat (BSt, ASt)

Whitemoor Haye
Drake Scaup drake on main pit plus a possible female (bird always asleep), also 2x Gadwall, 3x Shelduck, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 47x Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail (SCo)

Baggeridge CP
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker at 10:20 (DBu)

Himley
2x Lesser Whitethroat (KWa)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipit, 2x Willow Warbler (DPo)

Croxden Quarry
Common Sandpiper 1, LRP 2 (ABa)


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Saturday 20 April 2013

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whooper Swan flew NW at 06:15 also 2x Whinchat, 10x White Wagtail, 11x Yellow Wagtail,3x Wheatear, Reed Warbler, 3x Whitethroat, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, Curlew, Snipe, 2x Mandarin, 4x Goosander, 2x Shelduck (ABa)
Also 1 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 White Wagtail, 17 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher (RPo)

Whinchat at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel still in paddocks north of the Palletstacks (adjacent to the containers at east end of Speddings Road). Also Whinchat, 3x Redstart, Yellow Wagtail and 17x Wheatear including a probable Greenland Wheatear (RT NP)
Cuckoo one briefly by the amphitheatre (MT). Still two Redstarts this evening in hedge above white door paddock (PJ)

Silverdale CP
One White Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper on the Void (PJ)

White Wagtail on the Void by Phil Jones

Belvide Res (permit only)
Scaup at west end also a Whimbrel

Blithfield Res
A Knot on the causeway mid afternoon (JA). Also 12x Common Terns and 2x Arctic Terns (GJM, MPR)

Whitemoor Haye
A Channel Wagtail (hybrid Yellow x Blue-headed), 50 Yellow Wagtails and 10x White Wagtails

Gailey Res
Whinchat male still in field opposite the sailing club near the manure heap. Two Common Tern, a Common Sandpiper, Whitethroat, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Blackcap and 10x Chiffchaff (SR)

Ingestre
Lesser Whitethroat one along the Trent this morning also 8x Mandarin, Wheatear, Willow Tit (RCB)

Hanchurch Wood
Cuckoo today (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
Ruddy Shelduck still at the Cresswell end  and this or another asleep from the hide (DAd)

Ruddy Shelduck at Doxey by David Adams

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Birch trees below Anson's bank car park towards Sherbrook valley (BGu)
5x Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 2x Tree Pipit, Wheatear, Curlew over (SPe)

Croxden Quarry
1 Tree Pipit, 6 Willow Warbler (RPo)

Dimmingsdale
Redstart, Tree Pipit, 5x Willow Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker (TEy)

Consall Nature Park
10:00 - 11:00hrs Male Redstart, male Pied Flycatcher, 1x Shelduck (DSc)

Endon Sewage Works
2x White Wagtail, with 19x Pied Wagtail & 1x Grey Wagtail, also 1x Whitethroat, 1x Blackcap, 2x Willow Warbler & 12x Swallow (GED)

Trent Washlands
Redshank, 3x Whitethroat, 8x Willow Warbler, 4x Blackcap, Garden Warbler (AJa)

Old River Dove
3x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Whitethroat, 25x Sand Martin, 2x Yellowhammer (AJa)

Lower Hatton
10 Wheatears and a Peregrine (NDP)

Upper Moorside, Morridge
1x Wheatear, 6x Lapwing (DPo)

Churnet Valley Alton area
8x Chiffchaff, 4x Mandarin, 2x Grey Wagtail (TEy)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday 19 April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Blue-headed Wagtail on the dam to 14:20 at least also 2x Whimbrel flew through at 11.10 also 9x Arctic Tern ,2x Common Tern, 36x White Wagtail, 8x Yellow Wagtail, 16x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, 12x Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat (GJM, MPR)



The Blithfield Blue-headed Wagtail by Steve Edwards

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier again between Glacier Boulder & Trig Point also several Tree Pipits competing for territory at Startley Lane (MSa).
This evening, at Anson's Bank, a male Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cuckoo but no further sign of the HEN HARRIER. (RSw)
Great Grey Shrike still in dead birches below Anson's Bank car park towards Sherbrook.

Gailey Res
Whinchat male near the manure heap in fields opposite the sailing club also Ruddy Shelduck on the main sailing lake, also 4x Common Sandpiper & 4x Yellow Wagtail (SRi)

Yellow Wagtail at Gailey by Steve Edwards

Himley
10 am Common Sandpiper X 3, Arctic Tern X 1 also female Grey Wagtail. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was seen this morning at Baggeridge by one of the wardens (DBu)

Alrewas GP
4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler (heard only), 1 Redshank & 1 Common Sandpiper (SCo)

National Arboretum
2 Oystercatcher, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff (SCo)

Croxall GP
1 Common Sandpiper , 5 Teal, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, several Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff, all viewed from National Arboretum on wides (SCo)

Whitemoor Haye
9 Meadow Pipit, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 30+ White Wagtail, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Tree Sparrow, 1 female Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat (SCo)

Westport Lake
Yellow Wagtail, Swift, Whitethroat, Raven & Common Sandpiper (DK, JJ)

Yellow Wagtail at WPL by Dave Kelsall

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel in paddocks c400m north of the Palletstacks at 11:15 also 2x Redstart in the same area, 23x Wheatear and 5x Whitethroat (RT)
Whinchat by the farm (NJS CJW GAS)
2x Ring Ouzel still at 15:30 north of the Palletstacks paddock by the red containers (RT)

Uttoxeter Quarry
60x White Wagtail, 17x Yellow Wagtail, Whimbrel, 10x Common Sandpiper, 9x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 6x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Wheatear, Whooper Swan (ABa)

Whimbrel at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

Whooper Swan at Uttoxeter Quarry by Andy Barker

Branston GPs
7x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Redshank, Snipe, 6x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 30x Sand Martin, 3x Blackcap, 5x Willow Warbler, 6x Chiffchaff, 2x Water Rail, 16x Shelduck, Green Woodpecker (JWo)

River Sow Meadows
3x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Oystercatcher, 30x Linnet, 3x Willow Warbler (RSw)

Cannock Chase
6x Cuckoo, 8x Redstart, 2x Tree Pipit, 2x Yellowhammer, Pied Flycatcher,(MPi)

Trentham Gardens
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming this afternoon at 15:45. The bird was in trees behind the garden centre. (PFo)

Weston Sprink NR
Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Willow Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff (COs)

Middleton Lakes
Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (JH)

Doxey Marsh
6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Sedge Warbler, 3x Blackcap, 2x Whitethroat, 5x House Martin (RGi). Also a Ruddy Shelduck reported (PDy)

Lymedale Business Centre, Newcastle-u-Lyme
Male Redstart still around the horse paddocks this afternoon; also 7 Wheatears, Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warblers and a singing Willow Tit (SJT)

Endon SW
1-2 White Wagtails, 5x Willow Warblers, 60+ Swallows (GBr)

Radford Meadows
Ruddy Shelduck, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, Snipe (SPe)

Wetley Moor
Whinchat still (ALa)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Thursday 18th April 2013

Westport
2x Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler (DK)

Arctic Tern at Westport by Chris Bromley 

Blithfield Res (permit only)
8 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whooper Swan with 8 Mute Swan (dam), 15 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Goosander & 8 Goldeneye (KSt)
additional news Arctic Tern 13, Common Tern 3, Little Ringed Plover 2, Common Sandpiper 4, Wheatear 5, Yellow Wagtail 24 & White Wagtail 5 (GJM, MPR)

Arctic Tern at Blithfield by Dave Kelsall 

Common Tern at Blithfield by Dave Kelsall 

Cannock Chase
Hen Harrier male over Sherbrook Valley between Chase Corner and Aspen car park at 16:10 also Tree Pipit (RCB)
Hen Harrier at Anson's Bank at 17.30, and again flying towards Glacial Stone at 17.50 (GJM). A Cuckoo in the valley opposite the Glacial Boulder this evening (IBu)

Aqualate
Blue-headed Wagtail male in fields near the disused railway at Coley Lane marsh SJ782188

Gailey Res
A Whimbrel flew over W at 07.15, also White Wagtail, and 2x Arctic Tern over the fishing lake at 18.15 - 2x Whimbrel through at 18:45.

Newcastle-u-Lyme
One Ring Ouzel briefly on the development site opposite Heywoods Estate Agents today at 12:15 (STu)  No further sign by mid afternoon (PAt. ST)
Male Redstart, 2x Wheatear in horse paddocks behind Lymedale  business park (PAt. ST) - best accessed from the end of Cheviot Close SJ830475

Branston GPs
Arctic Tern, 6x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 4x Redshank, Dunlin, 6x White Wagtail, 2x Blackcap, 7x Gadwall, 19x Shelduck, 3x Willow Warbler (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye (afternoon)
28x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 12x Tree SparrowRedshank, Common Sandpiper, 93x Golden Plover, Little Owl, 2x Gadwall, 15x Tufted Duck (SCo)
Evening update - 40x Yellow Wagtail, 35x White Wagtail, 6x Redshank, LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Wheatear (JAl)

Doxey Marsh
5x Yellow Wagtail, 8x White Wagtail from the platform scrape also 4x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 2x Redshank, 6x Shelduck, 15x Sand Martin, 2x Willow Warbler (RSw)

Berryhill Fields
c5 Wheatear & 1 male Redstart (SCo)

Blithbury
1 Whooper Swan with Mute Swans (SCo)

Whooper Swan at Blithbury by Dave Kelsall 

Silverdale CP
Sighted around 6.30pm, Single Common Sandpiper, Single Wheatear, Single House Martin & 6 Swallow (PCa)

Radial Park
Common Sandpiper on scrapes near canal path, Sedge Warbler, Whitethtroat, 5x Redwing (RG)

Knypersley Res
Grey Wagtail &  5x male Blackcap (GAl)

Wolseley 
10 Yellow Wagtails (8 male and 2 female) in field immediately east of SWT Wolseley Bridge (SPt)

Highgate Common
Green Woodpecker & Willow Warbler (DPo)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wednesday 17th April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
7x Arctic Tern at the deep end12.30, also a Common Tern, Oystercatcher & 3x Goldeneye in Tad Bay 15.00, 4x Yellow Wagtail on dam  (CJW GAS)
8x Arctic Tern at the deep end early evening plus Sandwich Tern, Common Tern on green float north of the causeway, female Redstart on Staffs Way below the dam, 14x Yellow Wagtails and Green Woodpecker on grassy bank of the dam (RCB)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch (Coppicehill feeders), Redstart (male), Raven, 4x Orange Underwing (JWo)
Great Grey Shrike still in Birches below the Katyn-Anson's Bank area but mobile.
 
Hawfinch by Jon Woodcock

Croxall
Knot, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck (BPe)
also 2x Goosander & Redshank, no sign of Knot later (JAl)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel male on lower banks below the mast at 08:23.
Stonechat, 9x Wheatear (SSt)

Blithbury
Whooper Swan still with Mute Swans in field at the Newlands Lane Junction (CJW GAS)

Drayton Bassett GPs
2x Avocet on the North Pits and 3x Dunlin (JF, JH)

Newcastle
20x Waxwing flew past St Mary's school Silverdale Road at 14:50 (BC LC)

Parkhall CP
Cuckoo one this morning also House Martins, Blackcap, Willow Warblers (PSa) Warden

Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
25x Waxwing Wood St/Anchor Road junction early afternoon (CSi)

Newcastle-under-Lyme
A male Ring Ouzel in horse paddocks behind Lymedale Business Centre on Ore Close at 16:00hrs (STu)

Gailey Res
Swift one NW at 12:40 also 3x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Wigeon. No sign of the Little Gull today (IMo)

Belvide Resr
Little Egret on North Shore and 10 Yellow Wagtails (Belvide Blog)

Doxey
4x Dunlin, 6x LR Plover (DFo)


Dunlin at Doxey by Dave Fowler
Radial Park
3x Male Wheatear 12x Lapwing & 1x Whitethroat (MFe)

Endon Sewage Works
6 White Wagtail amongst 40+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail,8 Reed Bunting,female Yellowhammer in the field adjacent to the filter beds. View from track that leads down to the main gate (JJo). Early evening saw five White Wagtails and 30 Swallows (GBr)

Stallington - Meir Heath
10x Swallow, 2x Yellowhammer & 8x Lapwing (ARa)

Cheddleton Sewage Works
2 Yellow Wagtail between 10am and 12am at least on filter beds (PBu)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, Garden Warbler, 8x Willow Warbler, 2x Blackcap, 4x Chiffchaff, 4x Swallow (AJa)
Old River Dove
4x Yellow Wagtail, 8x Sand Martin, 4x Chiffchaff & 2x Yellowhammer (AJa)
 
Whitemoor Haye 
Merlin fem , Common Sandpiper  , RedshankOystercatcher 2 , Grey Partridge 2 ,Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear (JAl)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tuesday 16th April 2013

Late News for Yesterday

Highgate Common
Wood Warbler & Cuckoo

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Berryhill Fields
3x Ring Ouzels (male and 2 females), 2x Whinchat, 2x Redstart all best looked for on the mounds and paddocks above the Viewpoint also c40 Wheatear, 6x Willow Warbler, 7x Chiffchaff, 4x Fieldfare (RT NP RG)

Ring Ouzel by Michael Turner

Redstart by D Fowler

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Whimbrel, Sanderling, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, 4x Common Sandpiper, 21x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 4x Shelduck (EF)
Yellow Wagtail by Steve Edwards

Belvide Res (permit only)
Drake Scaup & Arctic Tern through

Gailey Res
Little Gull still, plus 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x White Wagtail, 6x Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 5x probable Greenland Wheatear (SRi)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
14x Arctic Tern, 4x Common Sandpiper, male Redstart, White Wagtail (MPR GJM)

Aqualate Mere
3x Arctic Tern this afternoon

Fenton Park
Male Pied Flycatcher and 2 Blackcaps rear of tennis courts in wooded area (AFi)

Little Wryley
2 Redstart 5 Wheatear 1 White Wagtail 3 Chiffchaff 2 Willow Tit 1 Willow Warbler around Gains Lane Area (JTh)

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x White Wagtail, 4x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 16x Shelduck (JWo)

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel, 4x Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (PJ)

Trent Washlands
Garden Warbler, 4x Willow Warbler, 3x Chiffchaff, 3x Blackcap, 2x Kingfisher (AJ)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still around Birches on the bank above Middle Pool Sherbrook at 07:30 (RDa). Male Cuckoo calling in Sherbrook Valley this evening (RSw)

Whitemoor Haye
12x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (MSa). Evening visit saw 15x Yellow Wagtail, 12x White Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martin, 40+ Swallow, 2x Common Tern through, 1x Common Sandpiper, 34x Tree Sparrow, 1x Corn Bunting, 21x Golden Plover, 2x Grey Partridge (SCo)

Radial Park
6x Wheatear, Whitethroat, 4x Willow Warbler (RG)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipit, 7x Willow Warbler, 5x Chiffchaff, Blackcap (HK)
Tree Pipit by Hughie King

St George's Wood, Yoxall
 Male Redstart at 6:15pm, Chiffchaff (x2), Willow Warbler (x3) & Swallow (x3) (MPa)


Doxey Marshes
2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 6x Shelduck, 40-50 Teal, 12x Goosander & 15-20 Tufted Duck (MSa)

Swallow's Mire, Milford
 14 Tufted Ducks, 3 Willow Warblers & 2 Wigeon (JHo)

Barlaston Down
16x Swallow, 2x Willow Warbler, 2x Stock Dove, 1x Chiffchaff, & 2x Raven (ARa)

Westport Lake
10x Chiffchaff, 7 x Willow Warbler, 4 x Blackcap, 5 x House Martin
also Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat & a pair of Shoveler (NJS, CJW, IKW)
also 2x Common Sandpiper on main lake before noon (PDy)

Dimmingsdale
3x Chiffchaff 2x Willow Warbler 2x Mandarin 2x Green Woodpecker (TEy)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Monday 15 April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Ring Ouzel one at Yeatsall paddocks also Sandwich Tern at the deep end (GJM MPR)
No sign of Ring Ouzel this afternoon but 3x Yellow Wagtail on the dam (RCB)

Berryhill
Grasshopper Warbler, 63x Wheatear, Redstart, 44x Swallow, Curlew, Blackcap, 5x Willow Warbler, 4x Fieldfare (RT NP)
Whitethroat one early afternoon (DW)

Willow Warbler at Berryhill by Dave Fowler

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still around the dead Silver Birches midway between Anson's Bank and Parrs Warren.

Gailey Res
Sedge Warbler along the causeway, also 1st winter Little Gull still & 3x Common Sandpiper, male Yellow Wagtail (SRi)

Keele University
Ring Ouzel and 2x Wheatear (ALa

Uttoxeter Quarry
Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap, 3x Swallow (EF)

Whitemoor Haye
Common Sandpiper, 7x Wheatear, 21x Yellow Wagtail, 7x White Wagtail, 4x Oystercatcher ,Tree Sparrow (JA TP)

Branston GPs
9x White Wagtail, 25x Sand Martin, Dunlin, Curlew, 3x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Redshank, 2x Shoveler, 6x Gadwall, 23x Shelduck, Green Woodpecker (JW)
Jack Pike in the ditch, 4x Peacocks, 5x Tortoiseshells (JW)
White Wagtail by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Res (permit only)
Arctic Tern one early evening.

Blithbury
Whooper Swan still along Newlands Lane with left hand group of Mute Swans (RCB)

Blithbury Whooper Swan by Michael Turner

Wetley Moor
Female Wheatear, 1 male Redstart & Curlew (DNi)

Caverswall - Weston Coyney ( R Blithe)
3x Wheatear, 3x Willow WarblerSand Martin (SC)

Wetley Moor
Redstart, Wheatear, 6x Curlew (DN)

Wolstanton
Wheatear 1pm St Margerets churchyard ..(PT)

Swallows Mire Milford
4x Goosander, 23x Tufted Duck, 3x Cormorant (JWH)

Branston Marina
Willow Warbler, Lesser Redpoll also 4x Tortoiseshells and a Peacock (JW)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday 14 April 2013

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Silver Birches on bank above Middle pool Sherbrook towards Camp Road (CDa)
Male Redstart on opposite side of the road to the Glacier Stone in the bottom of the valley (IBu)
Hawfinch flew N over the Glacier boulder car park & then briefly on the feeders at Freda's Grave (SPe)

Blithfield Res
Osprey (fishing in front of lake side barns, not far from causeway at about 2pm today), c20 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, House Martin, 50x Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler (JCh)

Abbots Bromley
Whooper Swan still with Mute Swans between Blithbury and Abbots Bromley at Newlands Lane by farm mid day.

Gailey
1w Little Gull still present this evening over both pools, plus Yellow Wagtail on the causeway and Common Sandpiper (SR)

Highgate Common
5x Tree Pipits today (DCo)

Maer Hills
3x Tree Pipit also Swallow & Chiffchaff (RWi)

Whitemoor Haye
12 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail, 5 Teal, 1 House Martin with 40+ Sand Martin 30+ Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 38 Wigeon & 2 Grey Partridge (SCo)

Radford Meadows
2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail, 3x Ringed Plover, 4x Shelduck, c10 House Martin, c15 Swallow & a couple of Sand Martin  (SPe)

Astonfields Balancing Reservoir, Stafford
1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (RSt)


Consall - Kingsley Churnet Valley
25x Swallow, 5x House Martin, Raven, 4x Grey Wagtail (DSc)

Bateswood CP
c.85 Fieldfares >E at 17.20 & Willow Warbler singing (JHu)

Blythe Bridge - Caverswall
3x Swallow, 2x Yellowhammer, 4x Meadow Pipit, 3x Skylark, 1x Chiffchaff (ARa)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Saturday 13th April 2013

Late news for Friday 12th April
STONE CURLEW photographed on private land near Lichfield but no sign today (per NP)

Doxey Marshes
A Spotted Crake reported this afternoon, a full detailed description has been provided by the finder, from hide head towards Sainsbury's, take path towards cemetery and view the pool along path (SHi)

Berryhill
7x Wheatear, 2x Curlew, Willow Warbler, 5x Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5x Swallow, 2x Redpoll, 3x Siskin, 2x Raven, 72x Redwing (RT NP DW PAD)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in birches on the bank above Middle Sherbrook Pool towards Camp Road (IBu)

Gailey Res
Little Gull, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, 2x Kingfisher, female Wheatear, 4x Willow Warbler, 9x Chiffchaff & 3x Blackcap, no sign today of the White-fronted Geese (SR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
50 Sand Martin, 25 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 8 White Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Dunlin, 5 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldeneye, 9 Wigeon, 10 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Mandarin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redwing (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
33 Tufted Duck, 6 Redshank, 23 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 12 Swallow, 6 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 20 Yellowhammer, 15 Tree Sparrow, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Merlin (SCo)

Branston GP
5 Redshank, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Sandpiper & 2 Oystercatcher (NJS, GAS)
Additional  Black-tailed Godwit, c80 Sand Martin, 6x House Martin, 2x Swallow, Water Rail, 16x Shelduck, 3x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff (AJ)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Brambling, Willow Warbler (NP)

Radial Park
Willow Warbler, 5x Lapwing and nearby on the Trent at Boothen Willow Warbler and Kingfisher (ASt)

Westport Lake
Common Sandpiper, 5x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff & a Lapwing over (CJW, NJS, GAS)

Silverdale CP
6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 1 Redwing, 1 Snipe & 2 Stock Doves (PJo)
Chiffchaff at Silverdale CP by Phil Jones

Cop Mere
No sign of reported Bean Goose but a Pink-footed Goose was present, also 4x Greylag Geese & a Oystercatcher (NJS)

Videograb of the Pink-footed Goose at Copmere today

St George's Wood, Yoxall
1x drake Mandarin today (JPa)
 
Trent Washlands
2x Little Egret, 2x Gadwall, 22x Teal, 20x Sand Martin, 6x House Martin, 3x Willow Warbler, 8x Chiffchaff (AJ)


Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday 12 April 2013

Branston GPs
2x Black-necked Grebe, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Merlin, 2x Mandarin, 5x Shoveler, 20x Shelduck, 12x Gadwall, 2x Water Rail, 7x Little Grebe, c250+ Sand Martin, 3x House Martin, 20x Swallow, 5x Chiffchaff (JW)

Black-necked Grebes at Branston GPs by Jon Woodcock



Blithfield Res (permit only)
5x Common Scoter (3 drakes) to 13:30  at least also  2x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, 100+ Sand Martin, 10x Swallow, House Martin (MPR GJM)
Osprey one catching fish mid afternoon.(GAS)

Gailey Res
2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Willow Warbler, House Martin, c70 Sand Martin, several Swallows, 1st winter Little Gull and the two White-fronted Geese (SR)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in dead Silver Birches on the bank above Middle Sherbrook pool towards Camp Road (CDa)

Chasewater
2x Little Gulls through, 4x Goldeneye, 16x Sand Martin, 2x Swallow, 7x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, 2x Chiffchaff (JGHa)
Common Tern off the dam at 18:00 (MSa)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Osprey one flew west at 13:45.

Radford Meadows
2x Yellow Wagtails on North scrape (SPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Egret, 6x Goosander, 11 Wigeon, 2x Shoveler, Wheatear, Swallow, 2x Curlew (EF)

Caverswall - Weston Coyney
Along the R Blithe Swallow, Kingfisher, 25x Lesser Redpoll (SC)

Cuckoo Bank
9x Lapwing, 15x Skylark, 15x Siskin, 2x Raven (JGHa)

Cannock Mill Green Nature Park
3x Willow Warblers singing at mid day (MSa)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thursday 11th April 2013

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike west of layby 200 yards north of junction Camp Road and Chase Road SJ974175.

Gailey Res
1st winter Little Gull still this morning on sailing lake & 2x Eurasian White-fronted Geese

Belvide Res
Willow Warbler X 2 , Kingfisher ( with fish ), Red Legged Partridge X 4 , Goldeneye X 6, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Tree Sparrows X 8 , Oystercatchers X 3 , Redwings X 8, Reed Buntings (ASt)

Westport Lake
Four Swallow, 4x Sand Martin, a House Martin, a pair of Gadwall, 6x Chiffchaff & 9x Herring Gulls (CJW)

Kidsgrove
10x Waxwing still at the junction of Cedar Avenue and Mitchell Avenue.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
50+ Sand Martin mid day (SPe)

Silverdale CP
1x Wheatear, 3x LRP, 90x Lesser B B Gull, 6x Herring Gull (PJ)

Branston Water Park
2x House Martin, 3x Chiffchaff (JW)

Barton Marina
Grey Wagtail, c100 Pied Wagtail, 34x Wigeon (JW)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, 4x Shoveler (AJ)

Clay Mills
3x Snipe (AJ)