Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thursday 25th May 2017

Chasewater
2x Little Tern early evening, Marsh Harrier west over Norton Bog at 15:15 (@CWG_sightings)

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Little Stint still on JW at 13:00

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Middleton Lakes
2x Little Stint, Sanderling  on JW (@RSPBMiddleton) - Garganey  on JW (@ArthurBlaydon)

Huntington
Red Kite over SE at 07:00 (@TheSnapper1978)

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017

Tittesworth Resv
2x Egyptian Geese (@stephengibson42)

Gailey Resv
Egyptian Goose (@TheSnapper1978)

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Sunday 21st May 2017

Endon SW
1x Redstart (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Great White Egret (flew out west  at 18:30hrs), 3x Sanderling (@BelvideBirder)

Bent Lane
1x YL Gull, 1x Raven, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (PJ)

Codsall
1x Red Kite over Watery Lane allotments heading W (PCo)

Branston GP
Little Egret, 12x Shelduck, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 3x Raven (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
15x Avocet, Dunlin, Redshank, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Common Tern (MSc)

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Saturday 20th May 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey this morning

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
24x Black-tailed Godwit briefly at 12:50 (@BelvideBirding)

Chasewater
Whimbrel, 2x Med Gull (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Avocet from the Octagonal hide (AGo. SMa)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo (TEy)

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday 19th May 2017

Middleton Lakes
10x Avocet plus 8x chicks, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, Hobby, 2x Cuckoo (@RSPBMiddleton  @atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x LR Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 8x Redshank, 16x Common Tern, 12x Shelduck + 11 ducklings, 8x Gadwall, 3x Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Blue-tailed Damselfly. (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
Redshank  (@richard_rafe)

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Little Gull again JW north (@Piccalilli123)

Tucklesholme
2x Egyptian Geese (JWo)

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still, 3x Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding) - Little Tern at 20:10 (BG)

Cannock
5x Waxwing rescued from a anti-bird net (@Brewoodringers)

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Spotted Sandpiper still, 2x Arctic Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Sanderling & Turnstone on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
3x Sanderling (JWo)

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER at west end from Hawkshutt hide also Sanderling, 2x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Redshank (@BelvideBirding )  - 5x Whimbrel on island (HF. SE)

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Sunday 14th May 2017

Gailey Resv
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Cuckoo (@The Snapper1978)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Sanderling, 15x Dunlin over, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 33x Common Tern (RCB)

Cannock Chase
6x Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, Redstart, Woodcock, Crossbill (DSc)

Apedale
Cuckoo (JBe)

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Saturday 13th May 2017

Cannock Chase
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 39x Crossbill (NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Sanderling on the causeway (HF. SE)

Baldwins Gate
Red Kite over south at 07:00 (RWh)

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit (@onionsargey)

Iverley Tip
Turtle Dove briefly at 15:00 (@SBridgeRantBoy)

Hanchurch
2x Spotted Flycatcher (@philjo61

Branston GPs
2x Shoveler, 12x Shelduck (11ducklings), 5x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 10x Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Yellow Wagtail. (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
4x Common Tern (TT)

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday 12th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint north shore, 6x Sanderling, 5x Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 37x Dunlin, 15x Ringed Plover, 3x Black Tern (@BelvideBirder)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone (@Piccalilli123) - 3x Turnstone, Garganey on JW, Dunlin, also Garganey on north pit (@atkinson_steve)

Branston Gravel Pits 
Red Kite (through East), Black Tern, 3x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 13x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover 2x Oystercatcher, C36+ Lapwing (+3 chicks), 12x Common Tern, 11x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, 15x Shelduck (+11 Ducklings), Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Raven, c10x Red and Black Froghopper, 1x Thick-kneed Flower Beetle (JWo, DSc).

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017

Westport Lake
Whimbrel briefly at 09:35 (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey still west end (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes
Turnstone, 6x LR Plover, 9x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, (@ArthurBlaydon)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Marsh Harrier over  Duckley Reach at 08:43, Whimbrel Blithe Bay (@scaupface)

Branston Gravel Pits 
Garganey (drake briefly before it flew north), Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 11x Redshank, 9x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 45x Lapwing, 23x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, 16x Common Tern. (JWo)

Checkley
Red Kite over at 18:30 (AGo)

Gailey
Hobby over (@TheSnapper1978)

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey still (@chrisvaghela)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull, Turnstone, Greenshank, 5x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper on JW (@TameBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper briefly Blithe Bay (GJM)

Silverdale CP-The Void
Cuckoo, Gropper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (@brianbeecee)

Tamworth
Red Kite over late morning (KHi)

Dovedale (Staffs side)
Marsh Tit, 2x Grey Wagtail, 2x Dipper, (AHo)

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake, Garganey, Grey Plover (Per DCa)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 6x LR Plover, Ringed Plover (MSc) - Little Gull still east scrape also Whimbrel on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Hanchurch Woods
Tree Pipit (CBa)

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Monday 8th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Grey Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, Dunlin (@paulsmith15363)

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo, 4x Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill (PSw)

Westport Lake
2x Black Tern (SGM)

Silverdale CP
2x Whinchat (NDP)

Kingswood Bank
Cuckoo, 2x Redstart (NDP)

Branston Gravel Pits 
8x Redshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 3x Dunlin, 5x Oystercatcher, 52x Lapwing, 11x Common Tern, 8x Gadwall, 18x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, Wheatear, c100x Swift, Cetti's Warbler. (JWo)

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Grey Plover still, 2x Black Tern (@NigelCarp2008. @BelvideBirder)

Chasewater
2x Garganey (@CWG_sightings)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper still, Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe (@RobSwift5) - Female Whinchat ( GHa. @TheSnapper1978)

Middleton Lakes
4x Black Tern at Jubilee (@atkinson_steve  @DaveHobbySutton)  - Little Gull still MSc)

Huntington, Cannock
Ringtail Hen Harrier over Limepit Lane at 09:20 (@bluepeahead)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel 250m down from west side of the Mast, Whinchat, 8x Wheatear (RT)

Maer Woods
6x Crossbill, 4x Tree Pipit (NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Whinchat this morning (@scaupface) - 4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Common Tern, Little Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Gadwall, Goosander, 10x Shelduck (GHa)

Burston
2x Whinchat, 3x Shelduck, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warblers (DCo)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 4x Wheatear (DCo)

Branston GPs
Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, Barnacle & Egyptian Goose, 24x Shelduck & the hybrid Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 2x Teal, Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)  -  Alldayer species total 89
6x Avocet, 2x Grey Plover, 2x Black Tern, Whimbrel thru, Greenshank, Redshank, Whinchat, late Redwing, Imm Marsh Harrier thru SW at 15:15, Wheatear (@BelvideBirder)

Middleton Lakes  -  Alldayer species total 104
11x Grey Plover thru, 2x Turnstone, Sanderling, 3x Whimbrel, Little Gull, 18x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (@TameBirding  @ArchieRaven)

Whitemoor Haye
5x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye, several hundred Swifts (@BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
Red-throated Diver, 11x Arctic Tern, Sanderling, 3x Whimbrel, Greenshank all thru also Dunlin and leucistic Swift, 4x Hobbies and c1000 Swifts this afternoon (@CWG_sightings)

Gailey
Greenshank thru N at 09:47, c100s of Swifts (@TheSnapper1978)

Doxey Marsh
Bar-tailed Godwit Creswell Flash, Turnstone still, LR Plover, (@Richard_rafe)

Ipstones Edge
Whimbrel opposite Swineholes wood at 14:10 (@rpintean)

Penkridge SWT
2x Whinchat, Hobby, 2x Yellow Wagtail, c100 House Martin (@fisherandbirder)

Cuckoo Bank
Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat (@CWG_sightings)

Apedale/Silverdale CP
Cuckoo. Wheatear (PCa)

Marston on Dove
Yellowhammer, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Mandarin (VW)

Foxley
6x Yellow Wagtail (MBa)

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday 5th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red Kite west at 07:30, 3x Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Dunlin (@BelvideBirding)  -  Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit (per KAs)

Doxey Marsh
Turnstone at Creswell end, 5x LR Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Swift, 9x Sedge Warbler (@doctor64jr)  -  Wood Sandpiper steel hide, Greenshank, Turnstone still, 2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck, 33x Sedge Warbler, 8x Reed Warbler, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 52x Swift, 8x Whitethroat (MBo)  -  also Little Egret, Peregrine (@Richard_rafe)

North Staffs Moors
6x Pied Flycatcher, 4x Redstart, 2x Dipper (@brianbeecee)  - also 3x Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit (JJo)

Tittesworth
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Redstart, 2x Common Tern, 3x LRP,4x Common Sandpiper, 1x Dunlin (SGib)

Branston GP
7x Common Tern, 2x Ringed Plover, 11x LRP, 15x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Shoveler, 24x LBBG, 12x Swift (JW, DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Little Gull, Eygptian Goose, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, 20x Swift, (MSc)

Burton Trent Washlands
Egyptian Goose, 2x Common Tern, 12x Swift, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Garden Warbler (DSc)

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Thursday 4th May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
GREAT REED WARBLER in Gazebo Bay (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still on Jubilee, 20x Swift (@Atkinson_steve)  -  Little Gull east scrape (@RSPBMiddleton) - Whimbrel on Jubilee (@MRPittaway)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel (f) 250m downhill from the mast, 17x Wheatear, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, 35x Whitethroat, 9x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (NDP. RT)

Clay Mills
Bar-tailed Godwit on the flash by the Trent&Mersey canal viaduct (@rpintean)

Trent Washlands
2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Reed Warbler, 3x Cetti's Warbler (@grs_st)

Pool Hall
Whinchat, Wheatear, 3x Swift (@saltmarsh77)

Branston Gravel Pits 
2x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, 15x Common Tern, Greenshank, 13x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x LR Plover, 57x Lapwing, 23x Gadwall, 18x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 3x Garden Warbler, 2x Wheatear. (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, Shelduck, 2x Oystercatcher, 10x Swift, Cetti's Warbler (ABU)

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern this morning

Doxey Marsh
Greenshank, 3x Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Gropper (TRo, @richard_rafe)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still on Jubilee, 1s Common Gull (@TameBirding)  - Little Gull, Pintail, Hobby (@Marktp66)  -  Greenshank, Cuckoo, 12x Swift, Egyptian Goose (MSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over Tad Bay at 11:00 (BG) 
Arctic Tern, c30x Common Tern, 3x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 20x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, Wigeon, 6x Shoveler, 4x Teal, GBBG (2w), 6x Yellow Wagtail.(JWo) -
LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (JSh)

Berryhill
25x Wheatear still, Whinchat, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 32x Whitethroat, 8x Sedge Warbler, 2x Reed Warbler (RT. NDP)

Shoal Hill Common
Cuckoo, 3x Reed Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler (@TheSnapper1978)

Blythe Bridge
Hobby over this evening (ARa)

Chasewater
7x Common Tern, Hobby, Grey Wagtail (@CWG_sightings)

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Belvide Res (WMBC Members Only)
Whimbrel on the plough in front of the North Wood from the West End Hide, also c15 Black Tern (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
1st winter Little Gull, Black Tern, Grey Plover, Pintail  (@RSPBMiddleton. @Piccalilli123)

Branston Gravel Pits 
2x Black Tern, 5x Common Tern, Curlew, 2x Greenshank, 14x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, 6x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 28x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 24x Gadwall, 2x Teal, 3x Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3x Garden Warbler. (JWo)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 30x Wheatear (RT NDP)

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017

Gailey Resv
11x Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 8x Common Tern, Dunlin thru, LR Plover (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
21x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, 2x Turnstone, 3x Bar-tailed Godwit, 4x Grey Plover thru, 39x Common Tern (@BelvideBirding)

Tittesworth Resv
3x Black Tern, 2x Common Tern, (@stephengibson42)

Aqualate
2x Black Tern, Arctic Tern (@Ian_m_grant)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Whimbrel over, 4x Arctic Tern, 12x Common Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit (@AlrewasBirder)  -  Whinchat, 12x Swift, Wheatear (@ArchieRaven) Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Arboretum

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Arctic Tern, Whimbrel (@rpintean) 12x Grey Plover, Turnstone flew through this morning, also Greenshank, 10x Dunlin, 4x Common Tern (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
15x Black Tern, 2x Arctic Tern, Grey Plover (JPa. MPa)

Berryhill
2x Ring Ouzel in paddock at top of Palletstacks, (RT)  also Whinchat, 27x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Swift (NDP. RT. IBu)  -  Still 2x Ring Ouzel (m&f) 250m downhill from the mast at 17:50 also Peregrine (IBu,RT)

Cuckoo Bank
Redstart, Whinchat (@GrantHames)

Chasewater
3x Black Tern, 6x Common Tern, Dunlin (@CWG_sightings)

Tucklesholme
1x Great White Egret, 2x Common Tern (@tucklesholme) 

Branston GP
16x Shelduck,16x Gadwall, 5x Shoveler, 2x Teal. 13x Grey Plover, Turnstone, Whimbrel, 18x Dunlin, 12x Redshank, 2x Greenshank, 8x LRP, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Snipe, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Black Tern, 15x Common Tern, 4x Water Rail, 2x Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 7x Wheatear, 3x Garden Warbler, Barnacle Goose (DSc)

Trentham
Red Kite over Pacific Road (JBr)