Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tuesday 23rd 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 gsales@madasafish.com

Drake American Wigeon still this morning (IGr)

Branston GP
Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 9x Ringed Plover, Redshank, 3x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 1027x Lapwing, 13x Shelduck, 4x Wigeon, 26x Gadwall, Brambling (JW)

Belvide Res
1w drk Scaup still plus 2x Mediterranean Gulls (adult, 1w) and 3x YLG (@BelvideBirder)

1w Caspian Gull, 2x YLG (3w, 2w), 2x Mediterranean Gulls (adult, 1w) in roost (@CWG_sightings)

Hinksford/Wall Heath
Hoopoe still present this morning

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still present (@BirderAlrewas)

Red Kite flew over the Westlands 15:00hrs (GSa)