Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Community Noticeboard

The West Midland Bird Club is pleased to announce that the Forward Hide at Tad Bay has been extended to double it's size, from that hide members can obtain closer views of the birds in the bay and also see part of the shore that cannot be seen from the Stansley Wood Hide, please note that the Forward Hide can be reached via the locked gate to the right of the Stansley Wood Hide so a Blithfield key is required which is obtainable either from the Engineers Office or through Blithfield@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk.
A Tern raft has been placed off Beech Tree Point and can be viewed from the hide on the point.
Work has also been commenced on a shelter overlooking the Deep End from between the Angler's Club and Ten Acre Bay, this structure will give better viewing conditions to see the Winter Gull roost and also provide protection to birders in poor weather, it is hoped that the shelter will be completed next month.
The club is grateful for the support and co-operation of the South Staffs Water Company and Gilleard Bros Ltd.

Chasewater Res
Drake Ring-necked Duck still present, showing well in Fly Bay viewed from end of sailing club access road, at 09.00 flew towards north end of Chasewater with Tufted Duck (@CWG_sightings) Still in Fly Bay at 16:55. Also 4+ Sand Martins (IBu)

The drake Ring-necked Duck at Chasewater by JW

Blithfield Res (Permits Only)
Rock Pipit on dam, 7x Brambling below dam & 2x Sand Martin (MPR)

Belvide Res
Swallow & 3x Sand Martin this afternoon also the 1w drake Scaup (BB)

Hinksford-Wall Heath
Hoopoe still north of Enville Road

Knypersley Res
2x Chiffchaff singing & Oystercatcher (GBr)

Marshes Hill
Chiffchaff singing (GBr)

Berryhill Fields
1x Short-eared Owl, (DSc)