Thursday, 31 December 2015

Thursday 31st December 2015

Community Noticeboard
The WMBC are looking for any volunteers who have the knowledge and are skillful enough in maintaining the club website. At the moment Jim Winsper runs it, but he's looking to form a team to run it instead. Contact David on if you think you can help.

The next indoor meeting of the WMBC Stafford branch is to be held on January 5th 2016. The talk is by Keith Offord and is titled "Raptorphilia". Details are found here

Adult Caspian Gull, 3x YLG (2 adult, 1w), 2x Mediterranean Gulls (adult, 2w). Ring-necked Parakeet did not fly in until 16:10 due to heavy rain (@CWG_sightings)

Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present

Rudyard Lake
Imm Shag still present at the dam end until 14:00hrs at least

Branston GP
5x Curlew, 6x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 53x Pochard, 2x Shoveler, 15x Gadwall, 5x Wigeon, 2x Little Egret. Also first Elder leaves are opening (JW)

Whitemoor Haye
Adult Whooper Swan still present (@BirderAlrewas)

2x Stonechat, 2x Yellowhammer, 2x Grey Wagtail, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 33x Reed Bunting, 5x Buzzard, 14x Linnet, 4x Teal (JDu)

12x Woodcock 1630 - 1650 (TEy)

Swallows Mire, Milford
1x Raven (JHo)