Saturday, 20 February 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016

Community Noticeboard
Saturday 5th March
Oulton Village Hall, Kibblestone Road, Oulton, Stone ST15 8ND
Connecting Birders across Staffordshire

This conference will run from 10:00hrs to 15:00hrs with a series of short talks from various groups involved in birdwatching in Staffordshire. There will also be a chance to ask questions. Some of those in attendance include the RSPB with representatives from Middleton Lakes and Coombes Valley, the County Recorder, WMBC, Brewood Ringers' Group, BTO and @Staffsbirdnews. The event is being facilitated by RSPB North Staffs Local Group. Tickets are just £5 and can be ordered by post (or collected on the day from the venue) from :-
Birders Conference, 38, Pilkington Avenue, Newcastle, ST5 3RE. 
You can also pay on the door on the day. Ther will be free coffee and tea on arrival. 
For further information email

Adult Caspian Gull, adult YLG, adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost plus the Ring-necked Parakeet (@CWG_sightings)

Blithfield Res
3x Pintail, 3x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 8x Pochard, 3x Oystercatcher (RPo)

Radford Meadows
6x Ruff, Redshank, Pintail, 146x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 3x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, 742x Lapwing (RSw)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, c350 Golden Plover, 2x Stonechat on Jubilee - 12x Goldeneye Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve)

Uttoxeter Quarry
20x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 7x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 8x Pochard, 4x Gadwall (RPo)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road

Whooper Swan still with Mute flock one mile south of Rocester in field east of the B5030 (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan, 800x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher, 140x Wigeon, 70x Coot, Treecreeper, 40x Yellowhammer, 16x Siskin, Shelduck,  (@BirderAlrewas)

Cetti's Warbler still at Junction Pit at the National Arboretum (@BirderAlrewas)

Alrewas Gravel Pit
144x Wigeon, 40x Coot, 5x Chiffchaff & 4x Gadwall (SCo)

Croxall Lakes
8x Redshank, 43x Snipe, 2x Oystercatcher, 18x Pochard, 3x Little Grebe, 2x Goosander, 65x Teal, Wigeon, 2x Skylark (SPe)

Belvide Res
Bittern again midday at the Gazebo Bay reedbed also the 1w drake Scaup

Doxey Marshes
3x Little Egret, 14x Goosander, 9x Gadwall, 500x Lapwing, 300x Golden Plover, 12x Snipe, Kingfisher & Common Gull (RSw)