Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday 26th February 2017

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2nd Staffordshire Birders' Conference
Sunday March 5th 2017
Connecting Birders across Staffordshire
Oulton Village Hall, Kibblestone Road, Oulton, Stone, ST15 8ND

Tickets are just £6, or £3 for under-25s
The event is being facilitated by RSPB North Staffs Local Group:
Tickets available for purchase at the Group's indoor meetings in January and February 2017.

Tickets can also be ordered using BACS (direct bank transfer) for collection on the day – contact Geoff Sales on 01782-618152, 07397-169452, or

Velvet Scoter off south shore and 3x 1w Caspian Gull and 5x YLG in the roost (@CWG_sightings)

Juv Glaucous Gull roosted at 1740hrs, Bittern roosted at 1710hrs, also Smew, 11x Oystercatcher and Common Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GP
c2500x BHG, 3x Common Gull, 14x Shoveler, 6x Shelduck, 13x Curlew, 4x Ruff, 1x Ringed Plover, 2x Snipe (DSc) 

Whitmore Bent Lane
3x Tundra Bean Geese early morning (@keelebirder) - Oystercatcher, Peregrine (et al)

Drayton Bassett Pits
1x Great White Egret, 5+ Stonechat, 13x Shelduck on Jubilee Wetlands (@onionsomething)

Bent Lane, Stableford
1x Jack Snipe, 28x Snipe, 1x Stonechat, 1x Mandarin (PJ)

Barton North Pit
1x Great White Egret (@TameBirding)

Yellow-browed Warbler still present (sev obs)

Whitemoor Haye
1x Egyptian Goose (@TameBirding)

1x Great White Egret still present at far end (@Ian_m_grant)

Doxey Marshes
250+ Golden Plover, 1x Pochard, 1x Pintail, 10+ Shoveler, 7x Goosander, 2x Little Egret, 4x Stonechat, 1x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Oystercatcher (GHa)


55x Siskin, 20x Goldfinch, 2x Redpoll, 70x Meadow Pipit, Willow Tit (TEy)

4x Stonechat, 2x Teal, 1x Snipe (@nutcracker1965)

National Arboretum GP
1x Green Sandpiper, 2x Shelduck (@BirderAlrewas)

Endon SW
121x Pied Wagtail (GBr)

Last updated 19:55 26/2/17