Just a reminder that everyone interested in birds of prey are welcome to the Stafford Branch, WMBC, meeting tomorrow, 6th December, start 7.45pm at Perkins Sport and Social Club, Tixall Road, Stafford, ST16 3UB. Follow the arrows past reception to the wooden buildings on your left. Bob Park will talk about the live birds he is bringing from the Armitage Birds of Prey Centre.
Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
2x female Common Scoter, 2x Caspian Gull (adult & sub adult) & adult Yellow-legged Gull (GJM, MPR)
1st winter Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost also Velvet Scoter still present (CWG_sightings)
Branston Gravel Pits
Caspian Gull (ad), 2x Yellow-legged Gull (ad), c100 GBBG, 2x Green Sandpiper, 8x Ruff (1f, 7m), 3x Redshank, Snipe, c250x Lapwing, 11x Curlew, 5x Water Rail, 3x Shelduck, 24x Gadwall, 10x Pochard, Shoveler, 40x Wigeon, Kingfisher, 2x Grey Wagtail (JWo)
Long-tailed Duck still present, now free of any fishing line but seems weak (DK, SS)