Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Community Noticeboard
For those of you not already aware, Stoke-on-Trent City council has decided from next year to allow kayaking on Westport Lake. This will have a devastating effect on the lake, as one boat will clear the whole lake. Constant disturbance will reduce the lake to an empty stretch of water. The close proximity to wildlife is the one of the things that attracts the majority of visitors to Westport. There are not many areas like it in North Staffordshire. So, if you enjoyed the recent Great Skua, or last years White-winged Black Tern and would like Westport to remain a nature arena and not a sports arena, could you please email your concerns to Many thanks

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 8x Ruff, 8x Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 4x Common Sandpiper & Raven (@chrisvaghela)  -  additional Black Tern & Curlew Sandpiper (GJM)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret still on North Shore, also Black-necked Grebe from Chappell Hide (@BelvideBirding)

2x Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 10x GBB Gull, 2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Common Sandpiper, 12x Dunlin, 9x Ringed Plover, Goosander, 2x Little Egret, 2x Wigeon, 4x Shoveler. (JWo)

Silverdale CP
1x Merlin, 6x Teal (PCap)