Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday 25th June 2017

                                                Community Notice Board
Visitors to the Branston Gravel Pits complex are reminded that it is a operational quarry with ongoing excavations. It can be dangerous if the land becomes unstable without  warning.
Please keep to footpaths and observe designated signs and do not climb over safety fences and boundary fences onto working parts of the quarry.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
THREE 1st summer Sabine's Gulls at west end mid morning (@BelvideBirding) - two flew off north at 10:51, the single remaining bird present to 12:08 then flew off west.  22x Black-tailed Godwit from 13:30

Friday, 23 June 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern this morning but no sign after 10:00 (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still mid morning on Creswell flash (NGr)

Andy Holt

Denstone
Red Kite over at mid day (Tr)

Gailey Resv
Femail Common Scoter on the fishing lake at 17:45 (@TheSnapper1978)

Armitage
Red Kite over at 08:15 (GHa)

Cheslyn Hay
Red Kite over Strawberry Lane cemetary (@wyrebirder)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Audley
Red Kite drifted over west at 07:30 (@PeterDobson20)  -  also possibly same bird over Boon Hill at 09:00 (MJW)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill again on Creswell flash to 10:15 and then on Doxey flash to 13:15 at least (MBo)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Alton
Red Kite over a hay field (TEy)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff and Green Sandpiper still (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
Hobby, 10x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 7x Common Tern, 8x Shelduck +15+8(new)+1, Shoveler(m), Wigeon(m), Bar-headed Goose, 8x Teal, 15x Little Grebe, 39x Gadwall, 7x Pochard, 14x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@RSPBMiddleton)

Gailey
Drake Mandarin on the sailing lake (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Sandpiper (@paulsmith15363)

Lichfield
Red Kite over Walsall Road at 15:00 (IBo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Curlew on Creswell flash (TT)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunday 18th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still to early afternoon (NGr, et al.)  -  still at 19:15 in front of the main hide (JJH, SJH)

Combridge
Red Kite over the B5030 at 11:40 (@nutcracker1965)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill on Creswell Flash (PB, DW)

Froghall
Red Kite over (MBr)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Coombes Valley
Woodcock roding at 22:00 (MBr)

Friday 16th June 2017

Whittington
2x Quail at Turbine cottage (per @StourBirder)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

Penkridge
Red Kite over high to NW at 11:10 (RAs)

Dosthill NR
2x Hobby over (@atkinson_steve)

Kingsley
Red Kite over at 17:00 (JCo)

Branston GPs
2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 9x Redshank, 19x Shelduck, 2x Pochard (m,f), Wigeon, 43x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 1x Bar-headed Goose, 17x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, (JWo)

Offley Hay
Red Kite over at 16:30 (VHa)

Froghall
Hobby over this evening (MBr)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Whitmore Bent Lane
Cuckoo (@thevicar70)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Stoke
Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders in Diarmid Road Hanford (CBa)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday 12th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x 1st sum Little Gull on north shore (@NigelCarp2008)

Alrewas
Red Kite over early morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
6x Oystercatcher +1 chick, 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Redshank, 49x Gadwall, 24x Shelduck +6+11+12+7+2+2 ducklings, 2x Wigeon (m & f), Bar-headed Goose, Little Egret, 14x Little Grebe + 1 chick, c69x Sand Martin Holes (new after land slip), c300x Swift, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

Whitemoor Haye
Red Kite over (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008))

Brocton
Red Kite over (@Clive_Davies1)

Sherbrook Valley
Red Kite over (JJH, SJH)

Dimmingsdale
Red Kite over east at 16:45 (TEy)

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Red-necked Phalarope on east scrape

Jon Woodcock

Coombes Valley
Hobby hunting by visitor centre this morning (MBr)

Friday, 9 June 2017

Friday 9th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over west at 11:38 (DSc)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c15 Sanderling SW corner of causeway at 15:15 (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
9x Redshank, 3x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 18x Shelduck +8+5+11+18 ducklings, Wigeon, 44x Gadwall, 5x Little Egret, Water Rail, 12x Little Grebe, 6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@Rewildings85)

Tucklesholme
2x Egyptian Geese + 8 chicks (JWo)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey thru north at 15:45, 2x Garganey still (@BelvideBirding)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still, 4x Sanderling (@BelvideBirding)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet, pair Garganey still (@NigelCarp2008. @BelvideBirding)

Waterhouses
Red Kite over Cauldon Low (DLe)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair of Garganey still on north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Friday 2nd June 2017

Barton
Red Kite over Barton Gate this evening

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

Audley
Red Kite over Castle Hill (@jvphbirding)

Middleton Lakes
Garganey still (@Edwardbirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair Garganey still, 2x Sanderling, Osprey thru 18:15, 2x 2nd sum YL Gull (@BelvideBirding)

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