Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunday 30th April 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
4x Black Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Res
3x Black Tern, 10x Common Tern (@stephengibson42)

Chasewater Res
Whimbrel this morning (@nessie_w) - Little Gull, Black Tern, 6x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey Res
Black Tern this morning, also 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common TernSwift  -  Otherton 2x Whinchat, 11x Wheatear(@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
60x Arctic Tern & Common Tern, 8x Black Tern, 2x Grey Plover, (GJM) also Little Tern & 11x Black Tern (@rpintean)  -  Avocet Ten Acre Bay (DBl)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel flew west at 8:30. Swift and Yellow Wagtail also 2x Common Tern through, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Goldeneye (@rpintean)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still, 38x Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (NDP, IBu, RT)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Bar-tailed GodwitSanderling Jubilee Wetlands, also 2x Arctic Tern, 4x Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 5x Black-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)

Silverdale CP
2x female Wheatear, 2x Grasshopper Warbler and Garden Warbler (TRo)

Audley
2x Yellow Wagtail SE over Cross Lane (JHu)

I54
7x Wheatear still (@i54foz)

Cuckoo Bank
2x Whinchat, Redstart, Hobby (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, 10x Sedge Warbler (@andm62)

i54
9x Wheatear (@154jamie)

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Saturday 29th April 2017

Cannock Chase
Ring Ouzel at Haywood Park Warren (NDP) - Cuckoo, Tree Pipit (@Clive_Davies1)

Shoal Hill Common
10x Wheatear opposite car park (@TheSnapper 1978)

Silverdale CP
2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Gropper at the Void (@philjo61). Also Cuckoo, Whinchat, Common Sandpiper (SMid)

Gailey Resv
Swift, Egyptian Goose, 5x Common Sandpiper, 6x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler (TheSnapper1978)

I54
7x Wheatear, Whinchat, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Water Rail, Mandarin, Snipe, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Green Woodpecker (@154foz)


Coombes Valley RSPB
Tree Pipit over, plus Pied Flycatcher and Redstart on reserve (The Warden)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Tree Pipit (BC, TRow)

Blithfield Res (WMBC members)

Osprey high NE at 0915 (DOul)

Burton Trent Washlands
Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Chasewater
11x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern (@CWG_sightings)

Middleton Lakes
Arctic Tern, 5x Common Tern, 3x Garganey (JMath)

Cuckoo Bank
Black Redstart still, 2x Whinchat, 3x Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail (@CWG_sightings)

Berryhill
2x Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge & Reed Warbler, 6x Wheatear plus "usual suspects (?)" (@PLocker) - also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (@grantprice20)

Porthill, Newcastle-u-Lyme
At least 17x Waxwing on Bradwell Lane (@Tsuyoikochan)

Branston Gravel Pits
Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Ringed Plover, 8x Little Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 8x Teal, 16x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 5x Shoveler, Water Rail, 6x Wheatear, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Reed Warbler, Yellowhammer (DSc) also 2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 12x Redshank, 19x Shelduck, 2x White Wagtail, 4x Sedge Warbler (JWo)

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday 28th April 2017

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel early morning, one at the Viewpoint which flew off east and one still present c250m downhill from the mast, Also 3x Whinchat, 4x Redstart, 23x Wheatear (RT. NDP.)  -  Red Kite between the mast and Palletstacks at 13:00 (@thevicar70) - additionally Whinchat at Fenpark paddocks (CJW)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whinchat, 12x Wheatear (@BelvideBirding)

Bignall Hill
2x Ring Ouzel, 3x Wheatear, 6x Fieldfare, 30x Skylark, Little Egret over (JohnMathers1)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Pintail, 2x Shoveler, Reed Warbler & Sedge Warbler (EFo)

Branston Gravel Pits
Hobby, 8x Wheatear, White Wagtail, Dunlin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 12x LRP, 13x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 18x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 10x Teal, 2x Shoveler (JWo)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday 27th April 2017

Westport Lake
Wood Warbler by third gate into reserve (NJS)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel between Palletstacks track and mast at 08:00 (RT) - still mid morning C250m downhill from the mast mound, also 5x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 8x Wheatear (RT. DW.)  - 3x Whinchat still and a Redstart in paddocks at top of the Palletstacks track this evening (IBu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey west end, imm Marsh Harrier thru north at 11:35, 2x Whinchat, Arctic Tern(@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
4x Whinchat still, Wheatear at JW (@atkinson_steve) - Arctic Tern, 3x Yellow Wagtail on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton)

Apedale CP
Cuckoo still near the mining wheel (SGM)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Middleton Lakes
4x Whinchat between North pit and Jubilee (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Radford Meadows
Whinchat, Sedge Warbler (@Clive_Davies1)

Berryhill
6x Whinchat (5 around viewpoint paddocks), 38x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat (RT. DW)  -  2x Redstart between Village and Tiddlers Pool (JJe)

High Street Silverdale
Red Kite over east at 12:45 (@SteveJTurner76)

Burslem
20x Waxwing by the pavilion at 13:00 (@stephengibson42)

Pattingham
19x Wheatear, Whinchat, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Channel Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Penkridge SW
4x Yellow Wagtail, 1x Hobby (@fisherandbirder)

Pool Hall Fisheries by Sewage Works
1x Whinchat, 3x Yellow Wagtails (@chrisvaghela)

i54
5x Wheatear,

Doxey Marshes
5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, 1x Hobby, 5x Whinchat (@DoxeyBirder)

Shoal Hill
5x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide
2x Whinchat, 17x Wheatear, 14x Yellow Wagtail, 14x White Wagtail (@BelvideBirder)

Porthill, Newcastle-u-Lyme
11x Waxwing (DK)

Cannock Chase
2x Woodcock, 2x Cuckoo, 3x Stonechat, Tree Pipit, Common Lizard, Slow Worm (JW)

Black Bank
Cuckoo (SGM)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 29x Wheatear, 2x Redstart (RT. NDP.)

Chasewater
Black Tern with Common Terns, 5x Swift (@GrantHames)

Whitmore Bent Lane
24x Wheatear (NDP) - 3w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Trent Washlands
2x LR Plover, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler (@grs_st)

Middleton Lakes RSPB 
11x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 4x Whinchat, Whimbrel, 4x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Swift, Sand Martin, 2x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler (MSc)

Branston Gravel Pits
10x Wheatear, 3x Common Sandpiper, 14x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 10x Redshank, Oystercatcher, c50x Lapwing, 13x Shelduck and the Hybrid Shelduck/Ruddy Shelduck, 12x Gadwall, 98x Tufted Duck, 9x Teal, 3x Shoveler, 112x Coot, 7x GC Grebe, 20x Little Grebe, 124x Stock Dove, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 6x Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 100's of House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow (JWo)


Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

Berryhill
3x Whinchat, one near Tiddlers pool and 2 in Palletstacks paddocks, 22x Wheatear, Redstart, Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Yellow Wagtail (RT NDP DW) - 2x Common Sandpiper on Bottleslow pool  -  Late afternoon update 5x Whinchat, 37x Wheatear mainly concentrated around Palletstacks paddocks (HF. SE.)

Tittesworth
Lesser Whitethroat. Common Tern, 10x Oystercatcher (@stephengibson42)

Otherton
Whinchat, 2x Wheatear in turf fields (@fisherandbirder)

Cheadle
Whinchat and Wheatear at Trimpos west of JCB (@rpintean)

i54
11x Wheatear (@154jamie)

Branston Gravel Pits
9x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, c6x Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, 8x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover, 11x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 7x Redshank, 76x Lapwings, Oystercatcher, 9x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 7x Teal, 102x Tufted Duck, 5x Shoveler, 20x Little Grebe, 8x GC Grebe, 94x BHG, 3x LBBG, 89x Stock Dove, Yellowhammer, 30+ House Martin (JWo)

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel north shore, Hobby thru, Brambling in plantation, 2x Wheatear (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
12x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Berryhill
Male Whinchat between Viewpoint and Tiddlers Pool (IBu), Swift over, 14x Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat 13x Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 4x Sedge Warbler (RT. IBu.)

i54
LR Plover, 3x Whitethroat, Water Rail, 6x Yellowhammer, 2x Green Woodpecker (@154foz)

Black Bank / The Void
4x Grasshopper Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, 2x Wheatear, (philjo61)

Shoal Hill
Whinchat in paddocks NE of car pack from Mansty Lane, 5x Wheatear, 3x Reed Warbler at pool above the common, Garden Warbler (TheSnapper1978)

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit, c80 Redpoll, 2x Whitethroat (RWh)

Baldwins Gate

6x Brambling (RWh)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Redshank, Wheatear, 5x Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye, 8x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, (@BirderAlrewas)

North Staffs Moors (various sites)
6x Ring Ouzel, 52x Wheatear, 2x Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail & a flock of 21x Ravens (NDP)

Branston Gravel Pits
Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 4x LRP, 2x Redshank, 4x Shelduck & Large Red-Damselfly (JWo)

Kidsgrove
Grasshopper Warbler at Gloucester Road fields (ALo)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Shoal Hill Common
4x Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2x Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)  -  Fullmoor Lane Yellow Wagtail, 3x Wheatear, Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Whimbrel north shore to 09:20 only, 2x ad Med Gull briefly, 5x Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
45x Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin (@ArchieRaven)

Berryhill
15x Wheatear, Redstart, 12x Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler (RT. NDP)

Cuckoo Bank
Whimbrel over (@MartynYapp)

Black Bank
Whitethroats, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker (@philjo61)  -  Whinchat & Redstart on fence between High Lane and Silverdale CP plateau (@jvphbirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 4x Goldeneye, 8x Goosander, Pochard, 9x Gadwall (@rpintean)

Iverley Sugar Loaf Farm
Whinchat, 6x Wheatear, Whitethroat (@StourBirder)

Gailey
Common Tern, Whitethroat, Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Cheadle
5x Wheatear at Trimpos west of JCB (@rpintean)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill, 15x Redpoll (TRo)

Aqualate
Marsh Harrier this afternoon (PJo)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday 21st April 2017

Berryhill
1x Little Grebe, 1x Water Rail, 3x Wheatear, 1x Whitethroat, (@PhilLocker)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 8x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, 4x Wheatear, 9x White Wagtail, 2x Whitethroat (@NigelCarp2008)

Bignall Hill, Red Street.
8x Wheatear, male Stonechat, 3x Fieldfare, high numbers of Skylark (@JohnMathers1)

River Sow Meadows
2x Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, male Goosander & 2x Fallow Deer Stags (@RobSwift5)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley
Redstart. 4x Wheatear, 15x House Martin, 2x Sand Martin (@StourBirder)

Cuckoo Bank 
Redstart, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (@GrantHames)

Stafford 
Swift over Common Road (JJH)

Coombes Valley
3x Pied Flycatcher (c/o the warden)


Middleton Lakes
47x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Tern, 2x Dunlin (@atkinson_steve)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit present (HKi)

Branston
3x Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 20x Teal (JW)

Cannock Chase
1x rufous Cuckoo this morning (DNe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
1x Pink-footed Goose, 4x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 4x Gadwell (@rpintean)

Chasewater
tristis Chiffchaff still present on the bog at Norton (@CWG_sightings)



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Green-winged Teal still present this morning, also 62x Black-tailed-Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 5x Goosander  (@RSPBMiddleton) also 3x Garganey, 2x Avocet, Little Egret, 2x Redshank, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Med Gulls, 1 Dunlin, Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 81 Black-tailed Godwits, Common and Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover (PMo)

Far Coley Farm, Coley (NE of Great/Little Haywood)
2 Raven over and a Lesser Whitethroat singing (PMo)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
3x Arctic Tern, 3x Black Tern briefly this morning (MPR GJM)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Arctic Tern present this morning (@BelvideBirding). Water Pipit this afternoon from Chappell Hide

Highgate Common
4x Tree Pipit,3x Swift & Cuckoo (@HughieKing)

Silverdale CP
2x Wheatear (DAd)

Branston
3x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 11x Redshank, 5x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 12x Teal, 10x Great C Grebe, Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (JW)

Alders, between Rocester and Hollington
A number of Yellowhammer present (DSto)

Coombes Valley RSPB
1x Pied Flycatcher (MBr)

Tucklesholme
2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Sand Martin, 2x Ringed Plover (@tucklesholme) also 6x Wheatear, Whinchat, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 12x Little Ringed Plover  (DOu)

Doxey Marshes
1x Common Tern, Caspian Gull, Lesser Whitethroat (NGr)

Gailey
1x Wigeon, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Chasewater
probable tristis Chiffchaff Norton Bog and fem Redstart Cuckoo Bank (@CWG_sightings)

Whittington
1x Whinchat, 1x Lesser Whitethroat, 1x Redstart, 6x Wheatear (@StourBirder)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley
1x Hobby (@StourBirder)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Black-tailed Godwit still on Jubilee Wetlands also Green-winged Teal again present, Grasshopper Warbler (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Great White Egret on north shore this afternoon (@BelvideBirding) also 10x Common Sandpiper, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern (@GrantHames)

Berryhill
3x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Wheatear, Little Grebe (DWa)

Cannock Chase
5x Tree Pipit (DEm)

Burton Washlands
Sedge, Reed and Cetti's Warbler (@GeoffSt)

Silverdale CP
Cock Redstart near the Void tonight (PJ)

Gailey
Fem Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher (@TheMoorehen)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Community Noticeboard

North Staffs RSPB Indoor Meeting
19th April 2017 at 19.30

Micheal & Paula Webster - Living Wild with Birds in South America

Meetings held at the Medical Institute (Conference Centre), Hartshill
For further information please contact Geoff Sales (Group Leader) Tel: 01782 618152

Berryhill
7x Wheatear on fields below pallet stack this morning (DVi/PSa)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Whimbrel this morning, also 5x Black-tailed Godwit & 2x Common Sandpiper (@RSPBMiddleton) also Greenshank, 3x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 4x Little Ringed Plover (@onionsargey)

Cuckoo Bank 
3x Wheatear & Grasshopper Warbler (@GrantHames)

Fullmoor near Penkridge
Red Kite and 5x Wheatear (1 Greenland male) (@fisherandbirder)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
3x Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Sandpiper, Redstart, 4x Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail (@paulsmith15363)

Trentham Gardens
2x Oystercatcher; 3x Tufted Duck; 2x Goldcrest; Grey Wagtail; Mandarin Duck; 10x House Martin. (MPa)

Branston Gravel Pits
Redstart, Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x White Wagtail, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 16x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 9x LRP, 55x Lapwing, Water Rail, 19x Little Grebe, 12x Shelduck, c50x Tufted Duck, 27x Gadwall, 16x Teal, 6x Shoveler, 345x BHG, Raven, 3x Red Admiral, Nursery Web Spider (JWo)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, 10x Linnet, Whitethroat (SGM)

Cannock Chase
Tree Pipit and one Cuckoo near the Scout Huts this morning (CMa)

Whitmore Haye
4x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail (CMa)

Wolseley Bridge
Raven, Goosander (PMo)

Blithfield Reservoir (WMBC Members Only)
4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Common Tern, pair Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, Shelduck (PMo)

RSPB Coombes Valley
Redstart around Clough Meadow this evening (KFo/MBr)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday 17th April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover still on north shore, Swift at 10:25 (@BelvideBirding)

Tuckleshome
Temminck's Stint still (JJH. SJH. BM) - also Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 6x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover.

Berryhill
Jack Snipe still, 15x Wheatear, Redstart. No sign of the Ring Ouzel (RT. NDP)

Cuckoo Bank
Cuckoo this morning (@GrantHames)

Whitmore Bent Lane
16x Wheatear (NDP)

Hanchurch
2x Tree Pipit, Whitethroat (@philjo61)

Shoal Hill Common
6x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Whittington
18x Wheatear at Turbine cottage (@StourBirder)

Trentham Gardens
Pair Mandarin & Willow Warbler (CPe)

Weaver Hills
3x Wheatear, Redstart, 15x Swallow, Kingfisher, 6x Willow Warbler (TEy)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge, 6x Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3x Fieldfare (SRo)

Gailey
2x Yellow Wagtail, 12x House Martin, Sand Martins and large numbers of Swallows (JJH)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sunday 16th April 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whimbrel north at 08:08 (GJM)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel at West End, also 2x Redshank, 5x LRP, Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 9x Wheatear, , 6x Yellow Wagtail, 20x White Wagtail, Redstart (@NigelCarp2008, @RobSwift). Grey Plover on north shore from 715pm (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Curlew & 4x Black-tailed Godwit on Jubilee (@DaveHobbyHutton)

Gailey Res
Little Egret, 3x White Wagtail, Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper (@TheSnapper1978)

Shoal Hill Common 
7x Wheatear (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, 8x Wheatear & 7x White Wagtail (@BirderAlrewas, @Jules)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel still this morning (NDP) also 2x Redstart, 3x Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 8x Wheatear (RT NDP) also 2x Wheatear off the Fenpark track (IBu)

Highgate Common
Tree Pipit (@broadwayeight)

Whitmore Bent Lane
12x Wheatear (NDP)

Tucklesholme
Temminck's Stint on main pit also Wheatear and Whitethroat (@MartynYapp)

Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley 
Osprey over WNW at 430pm (@StourBirder)

Manifold Way
5x Redstart singing (@APCbirding)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Wigeon (@rpintean)

Jack Hayes nr Light Oaks
Fem Ring Ouzel at 1140am (GBr)



Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday 15th April 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern & Whimbrel thru Blithe Bay (GJM)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel at lower end of the Palletstacks track towards the cemetary (NDP) - also 5x male Redstart between the Viewpoint paddocks and top end of Palletstacks track (RT NDP), and 7x Wheatear

Red Street (Bignall Hill)
Male Ring Ouzel still, 3x Wheatear (@grantprice20)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Dunlin on Jubilee (@Piccalilli123) - Osprey over north at 12:10 (KSu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x adult sum plum Med Gull flew thru at 10:10, 6x Wheatear still (@BelvideBirding) - 2x Med Gull again 11:15 - 12:00 then flew east (MPi)

Tuckleshome
Whitethroat, 2x House Martin, 8x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Egyptian Geese (JP. MP)

Knypersley
1x Common Sandpiper and 1x House Martin (GBr)

Branston
1x Reed Warbler, 1x Common Sandpiper, 2x Gadwall 20x Little.Grebe, 14x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 6x Teal, 14x Shelduck, Peregrine, 8x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, GBBG, 2x House Martin, 40x Linnet, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Gentleshaw Common
8x Wheatear & 3x House Martin (PBa)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper, 2x Raven, 5x Blackcap (PSw)

Coombes Valley
Pied Flycatcher, Redstart (@JohnMathers1)

Whitfield Valley
Grasshopper Warbler (NHo)

Friday, 14 April 2017

Friday 14th April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Redstart, 9x Wheatear, 24x White Wagtail, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 1x Reed Warbler, 4x Sedge Warbler, 12x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper on Jubilee (@onionsargey)

Alvecote
Great White Egret still on Pretty Pigs pool (@ArchieRaven)

Doxey Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Oystercatcher (NGr)

Whittington
6x Corn Bunting, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Wheatear, Fieldfare (@StourBirder)

Bignal Hill
Male Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, 50x Skylark (@JohnMathers)

Berryhill
2x Redstart still in paddocks around the viewpoint, 3x Wheatear on palletstack mound 17:30hrs (@andm62)

Chasewater
2x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, White Wagtail, c250x Sand Martin (@scaupface)

Blithfield (WMBC Members Only)
Osprey at 11:45hrs, Whimbrel north at 15:50hrs, 6x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, c300x Sand Martin (@scaupface) also 4x Oystercatcher, White Wagtail, 2x Swallow (RBe)

Pattingham
7+ Wheatear, 1x White Wagtail, 1x Yellow Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Iverley
Osprey drifted N/NE and then over Stourbridge at 16:20 (@StourBirder)

Branston
2x Raven, 2x Mandarin, 6x Shoveler, 3x Curlew, 8x Redshank (DSc) 

Loggerheads
20x Waxwing this afternoon by Loggerheads pub (RWh)

Hanchurch Hills
Tree Pipit (RWh)

 



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday 13th April 2017

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
4x Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover. 2x Shelduck. Oystercatcher this morning (@merops_apiaster)

Himley Hall Pool
Whooper Swan still present this morning (IEv)

Consall Wood/Churnet Valley
4x Redstart, 2x Willow Tit, pair Mandarin, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 8x Goldcrest, 2x Redpoll (DSc)

Audley Meadows
Redstart, 5x Yellowhammer, c92 Linnet, 2x Raven, Blackcap (@PeterDobson20)

Whittington
12x Wheatear above turbine cottage this am & Corn Bunting (@broadwayeight) also Redstart & 4x Sand Martin & Peregrine at Sugar Loaf Farm, Iverley (@StourBirder)

Silverdale CP
Common Sandpiper & 2x Green Woodpecker (SGM)

Gailey Res
2x White Wagtail also Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Raven (@TheMoorehen)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Common Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Wagtail & White Wagtail (@RSPBMiddleton)

Berryhill
Redstart again by the pool at the viewpoint (IBu).

Whitmore
Bent Lane Flood Caspian Gull also White Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Branston Gravel Pits
Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 10x LRP, 13x Redshank, c40x Lapwing, Water Rail, 14x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 9x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 17x Little Grebe, 4x GC Grebe, 333x BHG, Common Gull, 2x House Martin, Raven (JWo)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Redstart also 10x Wheatear, 15x White Wagtail, 3x Yellow Wagtail (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater Res
Dunlin and White Wagtail this afternoon (@CWG_sightings)


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Chasewater
Black-necked Grebe and White Wagtail off sailing club (CWG_sightings)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 5x Black-tailed Godwit on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton)

Bishop's Offley
Osprey over at 13.00 heading north-west (via GSa)

Whittington 
12x Wheatear this evening (DCo)

Tucklesholme
6x LRP, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 10x Swallow, c30x Sand Martin (JWo)

Branston Water Park
Shelduck, 4x Blackcap, 3x Willow Warbler (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits
Cetti's Warbler, c5x Willow Warbler, 3x Blackcap, 5x Shelduck, LRP, Redshank (JWo) also 16x Little Grebe, 10x Gadwall, 6x Shoveler, Snipe, 14x Shelduck, 8x LRP, 14x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 13x Curlew, Water Rail, c500 BH Gull (DSc)

Shoal Hill Common
2x male Wheatear in ploughed field opp car park this evening (@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Ringed Plover along the causeway mid morning (@merops_apiaster)

Gailey Res
Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 4x Raven, c7 House Martin (@TheMoorehen)

Consall
Male Redstart, pair Mandarin Duck & Tawny Owl (DSc)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Silverdale CP
Osprey flew over at 18:15hrs (PJ)

River Sow Meadows
2x Sedge Warbler & Raven (@RobSwift5). Also 7x LRP, 5x Shelduck (@Clive_Davies1)

Branston
Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 6x LRP, 6x Curlew, 5x Gadwall, 14x Shelduck, 17x Teal, 12x Little Grebe (JW)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Monday 10th April 2017

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo this morning  between Katyn and Sherbrook Valley (@Clive_Davies1) - 2x Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, 8x Willow Warbler (KBe)

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher & Kingfisher (PCo) - also 2x Wheatear (@BelvideBirding

Silverdale CP
Male Ring Ouzel on the Void at 14:20 (SGM)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, Wheatear, 3x White Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 12x Shelduck (MSc)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (@DoxeyBirder)

Stowe Pool Lichfield
2x Common Sandpiper (SDa)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
8x Sandwich Tern flew thru west this morning, also 2x Wheatear at West End and Red Kite though this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

I54
Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker also 6x Common Tern flew through west at 10:20 (@I54foz)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Egyptian Geese, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker & Wheatear (@ArchieRaven)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret & Sedge Warbler (@nutcracker1965)

Knypersley Res
4x Water Rail at end of arboretum (GBr)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, Tree Pipit (BAS/AMS)

Blithfield Res (WMBC Members Only)
Yellow Wagtail - one on dam wall (BAS/AMS) also Wheatear on the sheep pasture near the causeway , late afternoon. (JB)

Silverdale CP
Wheatear & 2x Raven (@philjo61)

North Staffs Moors
Osprey Middle Hills heading NW at 16:30 (DGo)

Branston
4x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 1x Common Sandpiper, 6+ Little Grebe (DSc)

Watery Lane, Codsall
Swallow, Blackcap, 2x Chiffchaff (PCol)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret flying south along river & dropped in behind landfill site at 15.15 (DJL, JNL)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Saturday 8th April 2017

Dimmingsdale
2x Blackcap, 3x Chiffchaff, 2x Red-legged Partridge (TEy)

Cannock Chase
Ring Ouzel near shooting butts at 07:00

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe & 1w drake Smew still (@BelvideBirding)

Cheadle
Red Kite over this morning (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Himley Great Pool
Whooper Swan still at 10:30 (@TheMoorehen)

Branston 
Pr Mandarin and 3x Yellow Wagtail. Also Great White Egret flew over to south, 8x Shoveler, 36x Teal, 1x Curlew, 1x Ruff, 5x Dunlin (DSc)

Doxey Marshes
1x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x LRP, 1x Water Pipit in flight, 3x Little Egret, 4x Snipe, 14x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, 1x Goosander (JLo, DSc)

Gailey
2x Shoveler, 7x Blackcap, Raven (@TheSnapper)

i54
1x Water Rail, 2x Green Woodpecker, 1x Redwing (JDu)

Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday 7th April 2017

Middleton Lakes
Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, LR Plover, Garganey, Avocets on Jubilee (@RSPBMiddleton)

Alvecote
Great White Egret on Pretty Pigs Pool (@Alvecote)

Tittesworth
LR Plover, White Wagtail (@stephengibson42)

Trentham Gardens
8x Mandarin Duck; 4x Tufted Duck (MPa)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017

Hanchurch Woods
Tree Pipit and 6x Crossbill (@tighthead22)

Doxey Marsh
2x Reed Warbler, 60x Swallow, 20x Sand Martin, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret (NGr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey thru at 15:00, Smew still, Yellow Wagtail, 2x White Wagtail (@BelvideBirding)

Branston Gravel Pits
Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 8x LRP, 1x Ringed Plover, 15x Redshank, 60x Lapwing, 20x Shelduck, 12x Gadwall, 11x Shoveler, 40x Teal, 480x BHG, 16x Little Grebe, 5x GC Grebe, 30x Linnet, 3x Blackcap, 5x Willow Warbler, c60x Sand Martin, 14x Large Bee-fly, Orange Tip (JWo)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Wednesday 5th March 2017

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still late morning (@PhillLocker)

Himley Hall
1x Whooper Swan still

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 3x LRP, 4x Redshank on JW (@atkinson_steve) also 5x Oystercatcher, c4 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 3x Blackcap, 15x Shelduck, Goldeneye, Linnet, Redpoll, Green Woodpecker (MSc)

Branston
13x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, 8x Little Grebe, 2x Swallow, 1x House Martin (DSc)

Trentham Gardens
40x Sand Martin and Willow Warbler (JWa)

Croxall along the river
Redshank, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Goosander (1m2f), 2x Gadwall, 4x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret, 4x Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (junction pit), c20x Sand Martin, 2x Blackcap, 2x Green Veined White (JWo)

Alrewas Gravel Pits
2x Goldeneye (m and f), 6x Great Crested Grebe (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
3x Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, Willow Warbler (GJo)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Hixon
Yellow Wagtail on the airfield (RCB)

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still present (Trev)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 12x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Ruff, 12x Redshank, c60x Lapwing, 20x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 5x Shoveler, 4x Blackcap, 2x Grey Wagtail, 20x Linnet, 2x Swallow, c100x Sand Martin, c6x Willow Warbler, 3x Orange Tip, 3x Speckled Wood, 11x Large Bee-fly (JWo)

Gailey
3x Shoveler, 5x Swallow, 28x Sand Martin (@TheSnapper1978)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Garganey, 4x Avocet, 2 x LRP, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Egyptian Goose, 2x Blackcap, Swallow, 4x Cetti's Warbler (@chrisvaghela)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017

Middleton Lakes
Garganey & 2x Avocet on Jubilee (@onionsargey)

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still off Reapsmoor Road (DSc. CBa)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel at 08:20 appeared to fly off east later relocated at 13:30

Steve Edwards

Branston Gravel Pits
Common Sandpiper, 5x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 10x Little Ringed Plover, 17x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 8x Curlew, 2x Water Rail, 21x Shelduck, 20x Gadwall, 6x Shoveler, c40x Teal, 101x Tufted Duck, c16x Little Grebe, 25x Linnet, c50x Sand Martin, White Wagtail, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 5x Willow Warbler, 2x Speckled Wood, 8x Large Bee-fly, 12x Peacock, 4x Small Tortoiseshell, 5x Comma, Bank Vole (JWo)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Goshawk flew thru south west at 9.20am, also Smew still (@BelvideBirding)

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still  near the road

Westport Lake
13x Sand Martin, Swallow & Lapwing (KSt) also Curlew & 2x House Martin (@DKelsall3)

Endon Sewage Works
White Wagtail, 2x Swallow, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher, 3x Chiffchaff & 2x Red-legged Partridge (GBr)

Tucklesholme
Blackcap, 4x LRP, and 5x Sand Martin (@tucklesholme)

Junction Pit 
Cetti's Warbler (in nat arboretum) also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marshes
Water Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, several Cetti's Warbler (@bluetailphoto)

Highgate Common
3x Willow Warbler, 2x Blackcap, Swallow, Yellowhammer, 7x Chiffchaff, 4x Jay, Green Woodpecker (@HughieKing)

Hanchurch Woods
4x Crossbill also 6x Redpoll, 2x Willow Warbler (TRo)

Branston
4x Green Sandpiper, 40x Shelduck, 8x Shoveler, 2x Ruff (DSc)

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Tern, House Martin, 250x Sand Martin, 5x Swallow, Smew (@BelvideBirder)

Whittington
Yellow-browed Warbler still along Windsor Holloway (KBa)

Westport Lake
Sandwich Tern at 10:00 (@PhilLocker)

Swallow Moss
Great Grey Shrike still (@nutcracker1965)

Doxey Marsh
5x Water Pipit, 2x Willow Warbler, 8x Swallow, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler (@andm62)

Middleton Lakes
Sedge Warbler (@RSPBMiddleton)

i54
House Martin. 3x Swallow, 3x Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 4x Blackcap, 2x Kingfisher, Water Rail (@i54foz @136jamie)

Himley Great Pool
Whooper Swan still (@Lacemoat)

Dimmingsdale
2x Chiffchaff, Brambling, 30x Siskin, Redpoll, 3x Red-legged Partridge (TEy)

Croxall along the River
2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Goosander, 2x Gadwall, 15x Teal, Little Egret, Kingfisher (JWo)