Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Bateswood  
Adult Common Gull at the playing fields (JHu)

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still, 4x Greenshank, 5x Ruff, (@tonyjac_tony)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
25x Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon, Greenshank, Ruff, juv Goosander

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank North Pit, 2x Snipe, 2x Avocet plus 3x young, 12x Common Tern on JW

Rudyard
Red Kite and Hobby over Barnwood (@HughThetree)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over this morning (JRe)

Silverdale CP
2x YL Gull - adult 4cy and juv (@DKelsall3)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Monday 16th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Pintail at west end, Ruff, Greenshank

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge calling, Hobby thru, Peregrine from Sittles farm bend (@BirderAlrewas)

i54
10x Yellowhammer, 250x Swift (@154jamie)

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret in Blithe Bay also 17x Little Egret (MPR, GJM)  -  Also 6x Ruff, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 6x Dunlin, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover (PCa, TKe)

Bobbington/Highgate
Redshank at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Gailey Resv
6x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Mandarin (@TheSnapper1978)

Branston GPs
29x Little Egret, 9x Green Sandpiper, 6x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Snipe, 2x Dunlin, LR Plover, 8x Common Tern, 28x Teal, escaped Bufflehead still, (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
3x Green Sandpiper, 6x LR Plover, Redshank, Mandarin (MBo)

Middleton Lakes
Little Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, Avocets, Common Terns, Snipe, (MSt)

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday 14th July 2018

Whitemoor Haye
3x Little Egret on new workings (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on North Pit, 20x Little Egret between JW and North Pit, 3x Avocet still, 2x Egyptian Geese (@atkinson_steve)

Stafford
Red Kite over Castle Hill (@allanbcn)

Tittesworth Water
4x Little Egret, 2x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern (per JOa)

Branston GPs
33x Little Egret, 2x fem Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Green Sandpiper, 7x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 11x Common Tern, 32x Teal (DSc)

Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday 13th July 2018

Bobbington/Highgate
2x Green Sandpiper at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill at North Pit until 19:05 only (news via @Piccalilli123)  -  Great White Egret still, Ruff, 5x Ringed Plover, 10x LR Plover, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper on JW,(@TameBirding)

Trentham
Red Kite over Trentham Hotel (@kevindance2, @cheddletonwild)

Branston GPs
7x Green Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 24x Little Egret, 10x Common Tern, 6x Pochard, 27x Teal, 27x Little Grebe, 2x Yellow Wagtail, escape fem Bufflehead still (JWo, DSc)

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018

Pipe Ridware
Greenshank flew over in direction of Hill Ridware pool (@SteveJTurner76)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x fem Garganey still, Greenshank, 2x Redshank, Ruff, Ringed Plover, 9x LR Plover

Uttoxeter Quarry
Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 7x LR Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 9x Common Tern (ABa)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye, Hobby and a Peregrine over (@BirderAlrewas)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Warslow
Red Kite over drifting NW (@domhall)

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Doxey Marsh
Ruff, Green Sandpiper, LR Plover, Little Egret, Mandarin (@richard_rafe)

Branston GPs
Escape female Bufflehead still, 7x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 7x Pochard, 18x Gadwall, 23x Teal, 25x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 2x Common Tern, 10x Little Egret, (JWo)

The escaped Bufflehead by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
19x Little Egret North Pit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 7x Snipe, 9x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, (@Piccililli123)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Monday 9th July 2018

Trentham Gardens
2x Common Tern this morning (@tighthead22)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black-necked Grebe at west end, 2 fem Garganey still, 2x Ruff

Bottleslow Flash
Common Tern briefly at 07:05 (RT)

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunday 8th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey flew south at 11:30, Red Kite at 09:15, 2x fem Garganey still, 2x Ruff

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
10x Ruff, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Greenshank, 7x Redshank, 4x Dunlin (@TameBirding, @julianallen2009)

Bednall
Red Kite over at 11:30 (JWi)

Branston GPs
10x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2x Common Tern (DSc)

Cellarhead
Red Kite over Leek Road, (PHa)

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x female Garganey still at west end, 2x Sandwich Tern on north shore, Ruff, 13x LR Plover, 10x Common Sandpiper

Middleton Lakes
6x Ringed Plover, 5x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7x Common Tern on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Tittesworth Water
Osprey, Hobby, 2x Little Egret, 7x Common Sandpiper, 6x LR Plover (LHa, CTy)  -  Osprey again mid afternoon (per JOa)

Gailey Resv
3x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin, and Spotted Flycatchers below the dam (@TheSnapper1978)

Alrewas Arboretum
Common Sandpiper along the river and Green Sandpiper on junction pit (JWo)

Branston GPs
14x Little Egret, 2x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay 4x Greenshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 12x Ringed Plover, 16x Common Tern, Little Egret, 28x Shelduck, (DSc)

Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday 6th July 2018

Barlaston Downs Banks
Yellowhammer, 2x Spotted Flycatcher (@waynej72)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Garganey still, Ruff, 8x Common Sandpiper, 7x LR Plover

Bobbington
LR Plover at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Tittesworth Water
Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, 2x Peregrine (@stephengibson42)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Snipe, 3x Mandarin, 9x Common Tern, 10x Goosander (ABa)

Branston GPs
Common Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, 2x Curlew, Redshank, 8x Little Egret, 6x Pochard, 23x Gadwall, 4x YL Gull, Common Tern (JWo)

Common Sandpiper by Jon Woodcock

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Thursday 5th July 2018

Bateswood CP
3x Common Tern briefly (JHu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
50x Black-tailed Godwit on north shore, 2x female Garganey west end

Tittesworth Water
Dunlin, 11x LR Plover, 8x Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern (JOa)

Werrington
Red Kite over at 13:30 (TBr)

Blithfield Resv  (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay 17x sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, 4x Ringed, Plover, YL Gull, 4x Common Term, Little Egret, DSc)

Branston GPs
10x Little Egret, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Curlew, 2x LR Plover, 6x Pochard, 2x Common Tern, (DSc)

Bottleslow Flash
Little Egret, Common Gull, (RT)

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Hanchurch
11x Crossbill this morning (NDP)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Garganey still, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 

Thorswood
Willow Tit (JWo)

Dark Green Fritillary by Jon Woodcock


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill still in Tad Bay also 3x Greenshank, Little Egret (PSw)

Branston GPs
2x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 4x Pochard, 15x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 8x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 19x Little Grebe, GBB Gull, 2x YL Gull (JWo)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018

Tittesworth Water
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Common Tern, 8x LR Plover, 4x Common Tern (RJH, SG)

Black-tailed Godwit by Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Garganey still, Ruff, Ringed Plover, 4x Little Egret

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill still, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret (@DavidBate17, @jsmithy1943)  -  3x Ruff

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Garganey still, Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, Hobby, Goldeneye, juv Yellow Wagtail, (@BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill in Blithe Bay (MPR, GJM)  -  Also Greenshank, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper in Tad Bay (MJB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Ruff, Greenshank, 2x Golden Plover, Curlew, Ringed Plover (EFo)

Kidsgrove
Red Kite around the station and then at the old market car park collecting scraps (PGL)

Bradley in the Moors
Yellowhammer (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Tucklesholme
 Ruff, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
Sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Snipe, 2x Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x YL Gull, 5x Little Egret, Common Tern, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Trentham Gardens
Red Kite over the north end at 15:00 (GH)

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Garganey still on north shore, Ruff to 07:30 only

Middleton Lakes
4x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, Snipe, 2x Egyptian Geese (@atkinson_steve)

Knypersley Resv
Red Kite (PB, DW)  -  Common Sandpiper, juv Yellow Wagtail (GBr)

Tittesworth Water,
Red Kite at 09:50, 3x Greenshank, 9x Common Sandpiper, 7x LR Plover, 4x Common Tern (JOa, et al.)

Whitemoor Haye
Goldeneye on main lake, also Corn Bunting (@BirderAlrewas)

Croxall 
2x Ringed Plover (@jamyt123)

Bignall End
Red Kite over the cricket ground at 17:10 (MJW)

Friday, 29 June 2018

Friday 29th June 2018

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x LR Plover, Cetti's Warbler (@grantprice20)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Ruff on north shore, fem Garganey at west end

Tittesworth Water
2x Ruff (@stephengibson42)


By Steve Gibson

Lichfield
Red Kite over Elmhurst this afternoon

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff on JW this afternoon (@middlakes)  -  Also drake Garganey

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 7x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 24x Teal, 4x Little, Egret, 18x Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, (JWo)

Gadwall by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Thursday 28th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Garganey, 2x Black-tailed Godwit still

Sugnall
Red Kite this morning (MHu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern this afternoon

Clayton
Red Kite over Bunny Hill at 13:30 (DBr)

Doxey Marsh
10x LR Plover, Hobby, Mandarin, 19x Gadwall (MBo)

Branston
Escape Female Bufflehead again (ringed right leg) also 5x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 2x YL Gull, 4x Pochard, (DSc, JWo)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Adult Little Gull on east scrape, male Garganey on west scrape

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper

Knypersley
Red Kite over at 11:00 (AOa)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Green Sandpiper at west end

Branston GPs
Common Scoter still, Green Sandpiper, 3x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 5x Pochard, 5x Little Egret, 3x YL Gull, Common Tern, GBB Gull, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Monday, 25 June 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

Doxey Marsh
Green Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler (MBo)

Pendeford Lane
Common Tern, Yellowhammer (@i54jamie)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Little Egret, LR Plover (@daftoldbirder)

Calton Moor
Red Kite just south of the A523 at 17;30 (PBe)

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunday 24th June 2018

Knypersley Resv
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher (GBr)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting along rough track (@BirderAlrewas)

Hixon
Juv Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, 25x Skylark (@RobSwift5)

Middleton Lakes
2x Black-tailed Godwit still, Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover

Branston GPs
Fem Common Scoter still, 5x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 3x Curlew, 4x Pochard (DSc)

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Knypersley Resv
Green Sandpiper (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
2x Black-tailed Godwit still, Common Sandpiper, 4x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover on JW, Cuckoo at Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Little Egret, Redshank, 6x Barnacle Geese (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Fem Common Scoter still on Ashy Pit, 4x Little Egret, 2x Curlew (@julian2009)  -  Also Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, 2x Pochard (DSc)

Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only) 
White-winged Black Tern  in Blithe Bay 09:30 to 11:00 and again off Beech Tree Point at 16:50 (GJM)

Froghall
Hobby around Hermitage farm (MBr)

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Thursday 21st June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper on north shore, 10x Black-tailed Godwit thru at 15:50

Middleton Lakes
Dunlin, 5x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, (@atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
3x Dunlin, Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 37x Gadwall, 13x Shoveler, 19x Little Grebe, (JWo)

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Ilam
Red Kite over at 12:40 (KBr)

Branston GPs
Fem Common Scoter still on Ashy pit this evening (DSc)

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Godwit species flew high over JW,  2x Dunlin (@atkinson_steve)  -  also Arctic Tern, 3x Redshank, 2x Avocet, Snipe, 2x  LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 3x Egyptian Geese (CMa)

Whitmore Bent Lane 
Green Sandpiper, Hobby thru (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
Fem Common Scoter on Ashy Pit, Hobby, 5x Redshank, 11x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, LR Plover, 57x Gadwall, 2x Mandarin, 3x Common Tern, 2x Little Egret  (JWo)

Common Scoter by Jon Woodcock

3x Aphid Galls Tetraneura ulmi by Jon Woodcock

Newcastle
Red Kite over east at 15:10 (RPa)

Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

Keele
Red Kite over Flagstaff Plantation at 08:50 (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Croxall Lakes
2x Ringed Plover (@jamyt123)

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018

Trysull/Seisdon
Corn Bunting along Crockington Lane (@broadwayeight)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Essington Quarry Pool
3x Common Tern (@jasonbeaut1)

Burslem
Red Kite over Park Estate at 12:15 (CJL)

Aqualate
2x Red Kite over the A518 at 13:25 (@mwyre)

Hales
Redshank, Shelduck, 12x Teal (@SteveJTurner76)

Chasewater
2x Common Tern

Barton under Needwood
Cuckoo over Captain's Lane at 18:00 (JW)

Bottleslow Flash
7x LR Plover still this evening (RT)

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
4x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 4x Redshank, (@atkinson_steve)

Wetley Moor
Red Kite over heading towards Berryhill (DBl)

Tucklesholme
Prob 1st sum Caspian Gull, Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover (@TameBirding)

Gailey Resv
Prob Firecrest heard briefly also 4x Common Tern  (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Prob Sanderling on Ashy Pit (@julianallen2009)

Ingestre-Tixall
Red Kite lingering before drifting north (RCB)

Berryhill
7x LR Plover this evening (RT)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x Hobby over JW (@prockmom)

Adbaston
Cuckoo around Knighton Foods (@GoodersFMS)

Bottleslow Flash
6x LR Plover (RT)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover (@DavidBate17)

Middleton Lakes
2x Snipe, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, prob Green Sandpiper, 2x Hobby, 2x Egyptian Geese, all on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Goldeneye (DAb)

Branston GPs
6x Redshank, Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Pochard, 6x Shoveler, 49x Gadwall, 23x Shelduck, 16x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 4x Common Tern, Little Egret, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
5x Ringed Plover, Hobby (@MercianBirding)

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW north, 4x Avocet, and a Peregrine thru, 3x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, (@atkinson_steve)

Stockton Brook
Red Kite over south (JGr)

Monday, 11 June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
17x Avocet on JW this morning (@Bins_on_a_stick)

i54
3x Common Tern (@i54jamie)

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW, Sanderling on east scrape, Osprey over (@HughieKing)

Elkstone Hill / Morridge
Red Kite over NNW at 13:15 (@domhall)

Elford - Whittington
4x Corn Bunting this morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Avocet, 6x Redshank, 9x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 40x Gadwall, 26x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern, 19x Little Grebe, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Tucklesholme
5x Little Egret, 6x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (@julianallen2009)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red Kite over

Bilbrook
Red Kite over south (@philcollins54)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Saturday 9th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW early morning

Tucklesholme
2x Avocet (@Ochruros)  -  Also 2x YL Gull (@TameBirding)

Aqualate
2x Quail flushed by the track to the hide at 14:00 (@RobSwift5)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red Kite over this morning

Friday, 8 June 2018

Friday 8th June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sandwich Tern at west end ( per KAs) to 12:30 only

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still (@Dumblederry)  -  Also a Sanderling

Doxey Marsh
8x LR Plover, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x Water Rail, 2x Shelduck, Grey Wagtail (MBo)

Branston GPs
Cuckoo, Peregrine, 6x Redshank, 7x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 35x Gadwall, 23x Shelduck, 9x Shoveler, 3x Pochard, 3x Mandarin, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Elkstone Hill
Red Kite  over the trig point (@domhall)

Branston GPs
4x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 33x Gadwall, Pochard, 25x Shelduck, 3x Shoveler, 2x Common Tern (JWo)

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill on JW (GJM)

By Richard Eyres

Berryhill
Hobby over the Viewpoint (CSi)

Branston GPs
3x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x YL Gull (ad & 2x 2y), 2x Mandarin, Egyptian Goose, (DSc)

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Doxey Marsh
Spotted Flycatcher, Cetti's Warbler (@DavidBate17)

Middleton Lakes
2x Avocet, 5x Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Common Tern, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Branston GPs
3x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 3x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern, Little Egret, 32x Gadwall, 36x Shelduck, Water Rail (JWo)

Monday, 4 June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Tittesworth Water
Sanderling off Picnic Point (@stephengibson42)

By Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still,

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover early evening

Coombes Valley RSPB
2x Redstart, 4x Spotted Flycatcher (ASt)

Eccleshall
Red Kite over Slindon at 17:22 (DSt)

Berryhill
Hobby between the stone circle and the scrape, 2x RL Partridge (AJo)

Trentham Gardens
3x Hobby at 14:30 (KBr)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe still at west end

i54
2x LR Plover, 9x Yellowhammer (@i54jamie

Wetley Rocks
Red Kite over at 08:10 (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Kittiwake (@Brdin43)

Branston GPs
Drake Garganey, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern, (DSc)

Stoke on Trent
3x Red Kite over Sandon Road Meir at 17:00 (SJO)

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe still, 5x Dunlin, 5x Ringed Plover

Tucklesholme
2x Garganey, 6x Little Egret, Hobby, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, YL Gull, Egyptian Goose, (@Ochruros)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Sum plum Grey Plover in Blithe Bay (GJM)  -  Also 2x Redshank, LRPs, 2x Common Tern (RCB)

Branston GPs
Sanderling, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover (@TameBirding)

Gailey Resv
2x Common Tern, drake Mandarin, (@TheMoorehen)

Tittesworth Water
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 4x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, 2x Egyptian Geese (JOa)

Middleton Lakes
Drake Garganey on JW north also 2x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Egyptian Geese Dosthill NR,(@atkinson_steve)

Friday, 1 June 2018

Friday 1st June 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black-necked Grebe, Grey Plover, Redshank, 8x Ringed Plover 

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail on JW

Branston GPs
3x Dunlin, 4x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Mandarin, 5x Common Tern, (JWo)

Cheddleton - Consall
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Grey Wagtail, Redstart (DSc)

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018

Alsagers Bank
Red Kite over SE (@kerraigrockdj)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover, 6x Ringed Plover

Hanchurch
Crossbill, Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo (@philjo61)

Branston GPs
5x Sanderling, Turnstone, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 4x Redshank, 3x Curlew, 4x Little Egret, 8x Common Tern, 33x Shelduck, 28x Gadwall, 2x Pochard (JWo)

Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Grey Plover still, 6x Arctic Tern, 4x Ringed Plover,

Middleton Lakes
2x Grey Plover

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Stone-Barlaston Downs Banks NT.
Male Montagu's Harrier over heading north at 09:30 (MJa)

Cheddleton
Hobby over north at 08:20 (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Turnstone, 6x Redshank on JW

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sum Plum Grey Plover north shore per (RWa)  -  Also Arctic Tern

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern at the deep end late morning, (GJM)  -  Still at 15:30 (JWo)

Cannock Chase
2x Spotted Flycatcher (Gl)

Monday, 28 May 2018

Monday 28th May 2018

Alrewas 
Hobby over at 06:25 also Cetti's Warbler at GPs (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Turnstone, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Black Tern, Garganey

Tucklesholme
Turnstone this morning (@rpintean)  -  2x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Dunlin, Egyptian Goose (@julianallen2009)

Gailey Resv 
Spotted Flycatcher behind old chimney house (@TheSnapper1978)

South Hanford farm-Radial Park
Spotted Flycatcher (@ROBgilb)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wood Sandpiper and 2x Sanderling still, 2x Greenshank, 18x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Osprey flew north at 13:35, (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover, Turnstone, 2x Dunlin

Branston GPs
Turnstone, Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 118x Tufted Duck, 36x Gadwall, 32x Shelduck, Peregrine, Common Tern (DSc)

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

Gailey Resv
Cuckoo, early morning, 2x Black Tern at 07:30, drake Mandarin (@TheSnapper1978)   -  Anyone lost a birders field notebook found by the old pumphouse.

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Greenshank, 2x Turnstone, 10x Ringed Plover, drake Garganey, 2x Sanderling, Black Tern, 

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still JW east (@rbstring)

Tittesworth Water
3x Black Tern this morning (@stephengibson42)

Tucklesholme
3x Sanderling, 3x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
14x Sanderling, Turnstone, 3x Redshank, 12x Ringed Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 6x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Egyptian Geese, 2x Common Tern, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, (JWo, DSc)  -  Whimbrel near Ashy Pit (@TameBirding)

Weston Coyney
Red Kite over 11:25 - 11:30 and again at 12:20 (@SeanJFenton)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Wood Sandpiper, 2x Sanderling,  22x Ringed Plover, 7x Dunlin, Greenshank (@rpintean)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
5x Sanderling off the causeway (@TameBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Ringed Plover, 2x Goldeneye, Corn Bunting from Sittles farm bend (@BirderAlrewas)

Aqualate
6x Black Tern to 11:45 at least (PJo)

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday 26th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sanderling, Turnstone, Black Tern, 40x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, drake Garganey still

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo (@AlrewasBirder)

Tucklesholme
Turnstone, 2x Black Tern thru (@Ochruros)  -  Also Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, (@TameBirding)

Middleton Lakes
Sanderling on west scrape, Grey Plover on east scrape  (@MercianBirding)  -  Greenshank on JW, female Blue headed Wagtail type back end of East scrape (@TameBirding)

Roach End
6x Crossbill, Cuckoo (NDP)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby over east at 09:55, 2x Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher between Gawtons Stone and path through wall (GBr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Black Tern and Arctic Tern north of the causeway (RCB)  -  Also Turnstone, Sanderling, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (@PeterDobson20)

Branston GPs
2x Turnstone, 2x Sanderling, 2x Dunlin, 8x Redshank, 12x LR Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 4x Common Tern, 30x Gadwall, 26x Shelduck, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (JWo, DSc)

Gailey Resv
1st sum Med Gull in field to east of fishing pool, Red Kite over SE at 14:10, (@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Sanderling, 2x Turnstone, Greenshank, 6x Ringed Plover (@rpintean)

Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Adult White-rumped Sandpiper on JW  (@atkinson_steve, J Harris)  -  Also 2x Sanderling, Greenshank


Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern, Drake Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 48x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 

Tittesworth Water
Black Tern, 2x Common Tern, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Mandarin (@stephengibson42)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, Black Tern, 200 Swifts (MDJ)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Black Tern, 2x Turnstone, Greenshank, 2x Common Tern (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
7x Sanderling (JWo) also Turnstone,  -  Black Tern, 4x Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern,  (DSc)

Croxden Quarry
2x Sanderling at 19:30, 3x Ringed Plover, (@Malc2k12)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern this evening also 1s Common Gull (@julianallen2009)

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Black Tern, drake Garganey and Turnstone still

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank on JW north (@atkinson_steve)

Gailey Resv
3x Black Tern over sailing lake at 17:40 (@TheSnapper1978)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Black Tern this evening (MPR)

Croxden Quarry
Sum plum Grey Plover this evening (DCh)

Branston GPs
Sanderling, 14x Redshank, Dunlin, 7x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 3x Common Tern (JWo)

Sanderling by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey and Turnstone still, Osprey thru north at 14:10

Tucklesholme
Ruff, Redshank, 4x LR Plover, 2x Pochard, 2x Shoveler, Gadwall, 3x Little Egret, 5x Common Tern (JWo)

Branston GPs
4x Redshank, 2x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, 14x Shelduck, 4x Gadwall (JWo)

Hanchurch
2x Nightjar (AMa)

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Lynn 
Red Kite over Whitacre farm south of Lichfield at 10:15 (STw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone at west end, drake Garganey on north shore

Keele University
Pied Flycatcher now between Barnes Dell and Upper Spring pool Bluebell wood (@Jackhaye)

Trentham Gardens
2x singing Pied Flycatcher including one still on the southernmost Island (RT)

Middleton Lakes
Osprey over North Pit

Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Black Tern this morning

Tittesworth Water
Pair of Garganey still at 13:00 (@stephengibson42)

Keele University
Pied Flycatcher above bench at Barnes Dell (@Jackhaye)

Tixall
Pair of Spotted Flycatcher (RCB)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (MPR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Red crested Pochard, 4x Goosander, 5x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck (EFo)

Branston GPs
Cuckoo, 8x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 9x Common Tern, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Little Grebe, 39x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, 17x Shelduck, (JWo)

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018

Cannock Chase
13x Cuckoo 04:00 to 07:00, (@i54jamie)

Blithfield Resv WMBC members only)
Sanderling on the causeway (MPR)  -  3x Black Tern Tad Bay (JHo)

Croxden Quarry

2cy Red Kite east at 13:30 (ABa)

Bilbrook
Red Kite over south at 17:10 (KA)

Huntington
Hobby over at 18:20 (@TheSnapper1978)

Alrewas Arboretum
2x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, Shelduck also 2x Common Tern on Junction Pit, (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher still singing in trees on southern most Island (DFo)

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, Little Egret

Tittesworth Water
Whooper Swan, 5x Common Tern,  Cuckoo, 2x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper (SG, IB, CT)

Cheadle
Hobby over (@LesEvansHill)

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

Gailey Resv
Hobby, 3x Common Tern (@TheSnapper1978)

Hanchurch
2x Cuckoo this morning (RNW)

Branston GPs
2x Egyptian Geese, Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 28x Gadwall (DSc)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Avocet at west end

Pattingham
Red Kite over Lower Barns (@handles4forks)

Penkridge
Red Kite over Preston Hill at 12:25 (RA)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Black Tern on JW, Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, (@atkinson_steve)

Stafford
Hobby over Torrington Ave at 11:55 (ABar)

Huntington
2x Hobby hawking over at 17:45 (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher (DAb)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel, 13x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 7x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 37x Shelduck, 22x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail (JWo)

Cannock Chase

Nightjar, 2x Woodcock, 4x Cuckoo, Freda's Grave, (GWi)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern briefly to 07:51 only, Arctic Tern this afternoon also Black-tailed Godwit

Stafford 
Red Kite over Park Ave this morning (AHa)

Cannock Chase
Nightjar, 3x Woodcock (JCo)

Wolstanton
Hobby over Asda at 13:55 heading towards Westport Lake (LCa)

Doxey Marsh
LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, (@grantprice20)

Tittesworth Water
Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 2x Common Tern, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, Mandarin (JOa)

Bottleslow Flash
Hobby thru this evening also 3x LR Plover and a Oystercatcher (RT)

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
7x Avocet, 4x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 8x Common Tern, Egyptian Goose, 2x Hobby(@atkinson_steve)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher still (RT)

Hancbhurch Woods
Cuckoo this morning (DVi)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern, Hobby thru (@DoxeyBirder)

Oakamoor Area
2x Wood Warbler (BCa)

Manifold Valley
3x Pied Flycatcher (EFo)

Monday, 14 May 2018

Monday 14th May 2018

Branston GPs
11x Redshank, 10x LR Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, 5x Common Tern, 40x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, Shoveler, 30x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Muntjac Deer  (JWo)

Muntjac Deer by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, 4x Dunlin, (@onionsargey)

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still, Avocet, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover 

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting still from Sittles farm bend, 2x Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper (@BirderAlrewas)

i54
10x Yellowhammer, Goosander (@i54jamie)

Trentham Gardens
Pied Flycatcher (PBi)

Middleton Lakes
LR Plover, Redshank, Dunlin on JW (@rbstring)  -  3x Dunlin on JW north (@carlhiles)

Hamps Valley
Hobby over west (@domhall)

Barton under Needwood
Cuckoo heard near Barton Gate (JWo)

Aqualate
Avocet briefly at 11:00 (PJo)

Branston GPs
6x Redshank, 6x LR Plover,  5x Ringed Plover, Curlew, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still at west end, 15x Black-tailed Godwit north shore

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier over JW at 07:15, 2x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Avocet,  (@atkinson_steve)

Aqualate
Turtle Dove west side of mere (@carlpaulturner)  -  14x Hobby (@Chris23565)

Trentham Gardens
Hobby still at 09:45 (@tighthead22)

Gailey Resv
2x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern (@TheSnapper1978)

Knypersley Resv 
Hobby over (GBr)

i54
Whinchat (@i54foz)

Whitemoor Haye
32x Black-tailed Godwit over New Workings at 11:52 (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
8x Black-tailed Godwit (@TameBirding)

Tucklesholme
Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby (@TameBirding)

North Staffs Moors
7x Wheatear, 2x Stonechat, Little Owl, 6x Red Grouse, Hobby, 2x Cuckoo (RPo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey, Hobby, 23x Common Tern (RCB)

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret (@CalebScutt)

Revidge Wood
Red Kite over this afternoon (@Cartlidgeden)

Cannock Chase
Hobby, (PBa)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, Hobby, Wheatear, 36x Shelduck, 28x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler, 3x Little Egret (DSc)

Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Ford Green
Little Egret (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still at west end

Middleton Lakes
Temminck's Stint from west screen at 13:30 (JH&PH)  -  Grey Plover still, Greenshank on JW (@peterforbes17)

Westport Lake
Hobby at 15:05 before drifting away (@brianbeecee)

Trentham Gardens
Hobby still this afternoobn (PSw)

Apedale CP
Cuckoo still also Wheatear (@JohnMathers1)

Branston GPs
12x Redshank, 5x Dunlin, 5x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, 2x Cetti'sWarbler,  (JWo)

Chasewater

4x Common Tern

Sandon
Red Kite drifting over (@RobSwift5)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Grey Plover still, Bar-tailed Godwit  -  Also 5x Avocet, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover  on JW, (@atkinson_steve)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey still (per KAs) -  Also  Arctic Tern, Hobby (@The Snapper1978)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, LR Plover, Cetti's Warbler (MBa)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear, - BottleslowFlash  2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper (RT)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Croxall
Red Kite heading SW (@grs_st)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Garganey at west end

Trentham Gardens
Hobby over late morning (DFo)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover Creswell flash (TRo)

Berryhill
Hobby over at 13:00 (CSi)

Blithfield
Red Kite drifting over towards the Chase (GJM)

North Staffs Moors
8x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, 2x Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 7x Curlew, 4x Golden Plover over, 8x Red Grouse, Dipper (SSe)

By Steve Seal

Cannock Chase
4x Cuckoo, 5x Yellowhammer, Hobby, 5x Garden Warbler, Common Heath, 50x Green Hairstreak, Adder, 2x Slow Worm, 3x Common Lizzard (JWo)

Slow Worm by Jon Woodcock

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, 3x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper (ABa)

i54
3x LR Plover (@i54jamie)

Aqualate
10x Hobby this evening (@reeve_timothy)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Sum Plum Grey Plover still on JW (@pmandrews1973)  - Also 4x Avocet, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover on JW also 2s Med Gull (@atkinson_steve)

Chasewater
Spotted Flycatcher and Common Sandpiper below the dam, 5x Common Tern, Dunlin, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern at west end

Knypersley Resv
2x Pied Flycatcher around Gawtons Stone (GBr)

Trentham Gardens
Male Pied Flycatcher on large island also 2x Hobby (HF)

Aqualate
10x Hobby at 12:30, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (@brianbeecee)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey in dead tree Tad Bay this afternoon (JBu)

Consall RSPB
4x pairs Pied Flycatcher, Redstart (TRo)

i54
Wheatear, LR Plover (@i54foz)

Whitemoor Haye
2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 8x Common Tern, Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
3x Wheatear, 13x LR Plover, 7x Redshank, Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Common Tern, Pink-footed Goose, 4x Little Egret, c100x Swift, 3x Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday 7th May 2018

Middleton Lakes
Sum Plum Grey Plover North Pit, (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Also imm Little Gull (@TameBirding)  -  2x Avocet  on JW

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern

Essington
2x Hobby over Manor farm (@jasonbeaut1)

Coombes Valley
2x Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, (@andm62)

Cannock Chase
Red Kite (JJH, SJH)

i54
Wheatear, 2x LR Plover, (@i54jamie)

South Hanford farm-Radial Park
Whooper Swan with 7 Mutes on pool by footpath between Hanford and the canal (@ROBGilb)

By Steve Edwards

By Phil Jones

Doxey Marsh
Glossy Ibis at Creswell Flash to 12:43  then flushed by fishermen, 2x Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 5x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (MBo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (@Nigelbelvide8)

Church Eaton
Little Egret (JEd)

Branston GPs
Female Marsh Harrier this evening, Whimbrel, 8x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, Curlew, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Yellowhammer, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018

Alrewas
Red Kite in fields north of Alrewas (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Cetti's Warbler, (@grantprice20)  -  Also Hobby, 5x Reed Warbler (DCo)

Chasewater
5x Common Tern, 2x Hobby

Hatherton Resv
Cetti's Warbler (@daftoldbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret briefly Tad Bay (MPR)

Dosthill NR
Osprey at 07:40 (via Mercian Birding)

Oakamoor-Alton
4x Pied Flycatcher (@LesEvans-Hill)

Aqualate 
4x Hobby mid day (@RobSwift5)

Baswich

Red Kite over the Saltings area at 17:45 (GHa)

By Graham Halden

Cannock Chase
2x Woodcock (DNe)  -  Spotted Flycatcher (JSm)

Bignall End
2x Yellow Wagtail in field behind Elm Tree Drive (MJW)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel, 9x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Saturday 5th May 2018

Whitemoor Haye    (70 species)
Spotted Redshank, 2x Redshank, 2x Goldeneye, Common Tern, Wheatear, Garden Warbler (@BirderAlrewas)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Whimbrel, Little Egret over (@philjo61)

Gailey Resv
4x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, nearby at Otherton a Whinchat(@TheSnapper1978)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Whimbrel. Wheatear, 5x Goosander (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
4x Avocet, 2x Redshank, 2x Common Tern JW, Garden Warbler, 2x Egyptian Geese NP (@Rewilding85)  -  Marsh Harrier Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve)

i54
Redstart, Garden Warbler, Willow Tit, Wheatear, LR Plover (@i54foz)

Branston GPs  (80 species in 7 hours)
Whimbrel, 10x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Wheatear, 4x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Yellow Wagtail (DSc)

Kinver Edge
Redstart, Wheatear, Tree  Pipit, 4x Garden Warbler, (@JohnMathers1)

Wetton Mill
Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 3x Redstart, (MSt, per MBa)

Cannock Chase
2x Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4x Cuckoo, 5x Tree Pipit, Adder, 2x Slow Worm, 3x Common Lizzard (JWo)

Chasewater  (79 species)
2x Little Gull

North Staffs Moors
4x Wheatear, 2x Cuckoo (TEy)


Friday, 4 May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

Berryhill
Cuckoo calling this morning, 18x Wheatear, Whinchat (RT, NDP)  -  Up to 26x Wheatear late morning also a Redstart (@brianbeecee)

Branston GPs
Osprey thru north, Hobby, Whimbrel to 07:30 only, 10x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 3x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
2x Red Kite, 2x Hobby (@TameBirding)

Lower Foxley
6x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Wheatear, 8x Yellowhammer (MBa)

North Staffs Moors
2x Cuckoo, 4x Wheatear (TEy)

Churnet Valley
Redstart, 2x LR Plover, Willow Tit, 4x Garden Warbler, Mandarin (DSc)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x White Wagtail (RNW)

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Hobby, Common Tern (@AlrewasBirder)

Chasewater
10x Common Tern, 

Middleton Lakes
3x Wheatear, Whinchat  (@Lacemoat)  -  Also 2x Dunlin (@atkinson_steve)

Highgate Common
3x Tree Pipit, 5x Garden Warbler (@broadwayeight)

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 14x Wheatear (RT, NDP)

Branston GPs
2x Whimbrel, 16x LR Plover, 14x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 3x Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Whimbrel by Jon Woodcock


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
47x Arctic Tern, 8x Sanderling, 25x Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper west scrape (@MercianBirding)  -  2x Whinchat west side JW (@stevecawthray)

Chasewater
46x Arctic Tern, 15x Common Tern, 2x Black Tern by 10:30, Another flock of 38x Arctic Tern at 11:15, Redstart below the dam also Common Sandpiper

Keele
Marsh Harrier west over the University at 12:45 (@Jackhaye)

Berryhill
4x Whinchat, 27x Wheatear at mid day (RT)  -  Male Redstart off the Palletstacks track this evening, (HF)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c60 Arctic Terns  mid afternoon also 25x Dunlin thru (GJM)

Whittington
9/10 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (@broadwayeight)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Wood Sandpiper to 13:45 only, Dunlin, 8x Wheatear, 3x Whinchat. 3x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (DK, NDP)

Cannock Chase
4x Cuckoo (DNe)

Weston Coyney
Grasshopper Warbler off Caverswall Road (BB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Ringed Plover, 7x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3x Wheatear, 2x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (ABa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Whinchat, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, 3x Swift, (DCo)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x drake Common Scoter at deep end (MPR,GJM)

Middleton Lakes
Dunlin, Ruff, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 50x Swift over JW  -  Also 4x Avocet, LR Plovers, Ringed Plovers, 4x Redshank, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo, 2x Egyptian Geese (MSc)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 8x Wheatear off the Palletstacks, Yellow Wagtail,  (RT, NDP)  -  Ring Ouzel on the slag mound just east of the mast (RT)  -  LR Plover, Goosander on Bottleslow

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Little Egret. LR Plover (@cheddletonwild)  -  Also 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 2x Hobby, 15x Swift, 5x Little Egret, 7x Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (MBo)

Chasewater
4x Common Tern, 2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 

Stafford
2x Peregrine over east side (LBu)

Cannock Chase
Wood Warbler (@Clive_Davies1)

Monday, 30 April 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-rumped Swallow still this morning but no sign since 11:00, 2x Arctic Tern

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper still on Creswell Flash (@Chris23565, HF, SE)

Berryhill
Ring Ouzel in Hawthorn bush near Tiddlers Pool, 10x Wheatear (RT)

Chasewater
2x Arctic Tern, 9x Common Tern this afternoon

Ford Green
Cetti's Warbler still also a Gropper (JJo)

Branston GPs
14x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, Redshank, Little Egret, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 20x Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 2x RL Partridge (JWo)

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Sunday 29th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-rumped Swallow showing well, Wood Sandpiper to 07:55 only, Avocet, 2x Arctic Tern

Middleton Lakes
7x Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit,  Ruff, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 21x Swift JW, Wheatear still North Pit, Cuckoo Dosthill NR

Chasewater
2x Arctic Tern, 7x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, still Willow Vale

i54
Wheatear, 2x LR Plover, 3x Yellowhammer, Swift, 100x House Martin (@i54jamie)

Dilhorne

Whinchat still Tickhill Lane (DSc)

Hanchurch
2x Cuckoo, 2x Tree Pipit, Redstart (MBa)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper, Creswell Flash, Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Wheatear (@richard_rafe)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Egyptian Geese (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Also a Hobby (JWo)

Alrewas GPs
Cetti's Warbler, 9x Common Tern, 40x Swift  (@BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c30 Arctic Terns and a Whimbrel thru this evening (GJM)

Loggerheads
Cuckoo in the Burntwood area (JWi)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 8x Wheatear (NDP, RT)

Croxall Lakes
Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2x Goosander (KJo)

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet on north shore to 14:55 only, 3x Arctic Tern from 08:05, Ruff, Greenshank

Berryhill
Whinchat still off the Palletstacks track, 10x Wheatear, 4x Swift, (RT)  -  Ring Ouzel on slag mound 200m east of the mast (@Jackhaye)

Whitemoor Haye
Bar-tailed Godwit on new workings, 2x Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye, Swift, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Barn Owl,  2x Goosander, (@BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Arctic Tern (GJM)  -  Also 5x Redshank, 4x Common Sandpiper, Swifts (@Ochruros)  -  additionally 9x Common Tern, 2x LR Plover, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear (@TheSnapper19678)

i54
Wheatear, 3x LR Plover, (@i54foz)

Dilhorne

Male Whinchat at Tickhill Lane, Little Bank Top Farm (@rpintean)

Penkridge STW
3x Yellow Wagtail (@fisherandbirder)

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, 5x Avocet, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Swift, Yellow Wagtail on JW

Tittesworth Water
3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Garden Warblers (@stephengibson42)

Gailey Resv
2x Common Tern, 3x Reed Warbler, Swifts, (@TheMoorehen)  -  Nearby at Otherton Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Fullmoor Lane 2x Wheatear, 7x Yellowhammer (TheSnapper1978)

Cannock Chase
Pair of Garganey in flooded area between the Punch Bowl and Sherbrook Valley (DNy)

Hanchurch

2x Cuckoo, 2x Tree Pipit, Redstart, 50x Redpoll (NDP, PJ)

Newcastle
Tree Pipit outside Asda  on Lymedale, (@kerraigrockdj)

Chasewater
8x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 2x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Ringed Plover, 3x Garden Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5x GBB Gull, 40x House Martin (DSc)

Dilhorne
Whinchat still present Tickhill Lane (DSc)

Friday, 27 April 2018

Friday 27th April 2018


Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Cuckoo calling at 09:00, Sanderling from 10:45, 6x Ringed Plover, 5x Whimbrel flew thru at 15:15, 2x Arctic Tern from 17:15

Berryhill
Whinchat with 6x Wheatear off the Palletstacks track near small blue hut early morning (RT)  -  3x Whinchat this afternoon still near the small blue hut (@andm62)

Westport Lake
4x Swift (@DKelsall3)

Middleton Lakes
13x Dunlin, 7x Avocet, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Redshanks, Ringed Plover, 2x Cuckoo on JW, Wheatear still North Pit (@atkinson_steve)

Chasewater
7x Common Tern, Arctic Tern this evening

i54
3x LR Plover, Oystercatcher (@i54jamie)

Ford Green
Female Whinchat and Cetti's Warbler (JJo)

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Thursday 26th April 2018

Lapley
Glossy Ibis over flying east (@i54foz)

Doxey Marsh

Arctic Tern, 2x Swift, 6x House Martin, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (@grantprice20)  -  Also Great White Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Chasewater
2x Cetti's Warbler this morning, 4x Common Tern


Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank on JW, Swifts, Common Tern (@Lacemoat)  -  Also 6x Avocet, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 4x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, on JW, Wheatear on NP, Cuckoo, 9x Swift Dosthill NR (@atkinson_steve)

Apedale CP
Whinchat still,  Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (@reeve_timothy)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 22x Gadwall, 26x Little Grebe, Little Egret, Common Gull, 2x Reed Warbler, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail (JWo)

Berryhill
10x Wheatear (RT, NDP)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Berryhill
Whinchat between the Viewpoint and the Fenpark track also 8x Wheatear (RT, NDP) - Also at Bottleslow Flash Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Goosander (RT)

i54
2x Wheatear, LR Plover, (@i54foz)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Turnstone, 7x Common Sandpiper west end, Osprey flew south at 14:45, Arctic Tern from 17:00, Hobby north at 15:20

Chasewater
6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler still

Hanchurch Woods
Cuckoo this morning (@cheddletonwild)

Doxey Marsh
2x Swift, 27x Sedge Warbler, 5x Reed Warbler, 6x Whitethroat, Wheatear, Great White Egret, Little Egret (MBo)

Caverswall-Weston Coyney
Grasshopper Warbler by Holyhead Crescent (SCo)

Apedale CP 
Whinchat still (@brianbeece)

Westport Lake
2x Swift, 2x Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler ( @Chris23565, @brianbeecee)

Branston GPs
Whimbrel still, 5x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 6x Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 6x Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese,(JWo,DSc)

Madeley
Lesser Whitethroat by the footbridge over the railway line (TRo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo near Brocton Coppice (PBr)

Gailey Resv
2x Swift, 2x Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, nearby at Otherton Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail 

Tucklesholme
2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Goosander (JWo)

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Chasewater
Cetti's Warbler west of main lake, 3x Common Tern, 1s Med Gull


Westport Lake
Swift this morning (@Phil.Locker)

Middleton Lakes
On JW, 6x Avocet, 3x Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3x Common Tern, Wheatear, 3x Grasshopper Warbler (@ArthurBladon)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whimbrel briefly at 11:50 to 12:02, 2x Dunlin, 3x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 6x Common Tern, 3x Med Gull

Apedale CP
Whinchat still, also Wheatear (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
Red-necked Grebe on Black Meadows Pit, Whimbrel, 6x LR Plover, 6x Redshank, 6x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 30x Little Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Little Egret ((JWo)

Whimbrel by Jon Woodcock

Ford Green NR
Cetti's Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler still (JJo)

Berryhill
8x Wheatear

Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

Middleton Lakes
Glossy Ibis on North Pit before flying off north (@RSPBMiddleton)  - Glossy Ibis reported again at 12:53  -  7x Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, Ruff, 2x Reed Warbler, House Martin,  on JW, Wheatear North Pit (@atkinson_steve)

Codsall
Ring-necked Parakeet again around Moatbrook Lane (@htarry)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whimbrel at west end (per DCa)

Berryhill 
7x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (RT, NDP)  -  LR Plover on Bottleslow

Ford Green
Grasshopper Warbler (DVi)

Whitmore Bent Lane
2x LR Plover, Oystercatcher, Yellow Wagtail (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, Redshank (DPa)

Apedale CP
Whinchat at top visitor centre, also Cuckoo, (@zoeanne83 per JohnMathers1)  -  Also a Wheatear (@philjo61)

Chasewater
2x Common Tern, Hobby

Hawksmoor
Wood Warbler (TEy)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
21x Swift thru, Bar-tailed Godwit still, Garden Warbler, 2x Red Kite thru

Gailey Resv
Swift, 2x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler,  nearby at Otherton Lesser Whitethroat(@TheSnapper1978)

Swallow Moss
Cuckoo heard (@CartlidgeDen)

Ford Green
Cetti's Warbler still, Grasshopper Warbler (JJo)

Highgate Common
Cuckoo heard (@Gemandged)

Doxey Marsh
Red Kite, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, 3x LR Plover, Little Egret, (@grantprice20)  -  Also 24x Sedge Warbler, 6x Reed Warbler, 6x Gropper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Garden Warbler, 2x Red Kite, White Wagtail (MBo)

Shoal Hill

Tree Pipit, 3x Whitethroat (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye

Male Channel Wagtail on New Workings (@TameBirding)

Aqualate
2x Hobby, Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (@mwyre)

Hanchurch
2x Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 2x Crossbill, 20x Redpoll (@brianbeecee)

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, 3x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 4x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, (@AndrewH)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover, 5x Redshank, Ringed Plover, 6x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Reed Warbler, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear, Little Egret, (DSc)

Cannock Chase
Redstart (@Clive_Davies1)

Chasewater
Arctic Tern, 2x Common Tern

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

Middleton Lakes
5x Avocet, Cuckoo, 2x Ruff, Tree Pipit briefly, 2x Common Tern, 2x LR Plover, 5x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, many Sedge Warblers all on JW, (@atkinson_steve)

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still (for 4th day), Garden Warbler, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Whitethroat


By Dennis Vickers

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit still, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 12x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Black Tern off Beech Tree Point (GJM)  -  Also Whimbrel still, Common Tern (@tonyjac_tony)

River Sow Meadows
5x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Little Egret, 2x Gadwall (@RobSwift5)

Aqualate
Whimbrel thru NE (@Ian_m_grant)  -  Cuckoo this evening (@mwyre)

Tucklesholme
4x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 5x Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (@Ochruros)

Branston GPs
Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 8x Whitethroat, 7x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 8x LR Plover, 4x Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 6x Yellow Wagtail, 30x Little Grebe,  (DSc)

Cuckoo Bank
Whinchat, Cuckoo, 4x Lesser Whitethroat (@GrantHames)  -  Ad Kittiwake and 2x Common Tern thru, 2s YL Gull

Chasewater
Osprey over north over Fair Lady Coppice at 10:25

Ford Green NR
Cetti's Warbler still, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper (JJo)

Hanford - Trentham
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, (LS)

Highgate Common
2x Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Cuckoo (@HughieKing)

Silverdale CP
Wheatear on the Void, 2x Common Sandpiper (GSa)

Pendeford Hall Lane
6x Wheatear (@chrisvagela)

Cannock Chase
Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, Cuckoo, Mandarin, Stonechat (GWe, CWe)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Yellow Wagtail, 3x White Wagtail, Wheatear, 2x Sedge Warbler, Corn Bunting, 3x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, 2x Little Egret (@BirderAlrewas)

Kinver Edge
Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat (@JohnMathers1)

Hanchurch Hills
Cuckoo calling, Tree Pipit (@GeoffSales1)

Tittesworth Water
Pied Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Tern, (@stephengibson42)

Upper Elkstone
2x Redstart, Cuckoo (@domhall)

Hawksmoor
Wood Warbler , Tree Pipit (ABa)

Croxden
4x White Wagtail still (ABa)

Friday, 20 April 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Wimbrel thru, Dunlin, Med Gull,  (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Arctic Tern

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel still on slag mound uphill  from  the Viewpoint, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Redpoll, Whitethroat (RT, NDP)

Trentham Gardens

2x Sedge Warbler, House Martin (@tighthead22)

Radford Meadows
Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, (@Clive_Davies1)

River Sow Meadows
Reed Warbler, 2x Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 10x House Martin (@RobSwift5)

Doxey Marsh (Octagonal hide closed due to vandalisim)
2x Great White Egret, Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, Redshank, 2x Little Egret (@grantprice20)  -  Also Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Great White Egret (MBo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Arctic Tern, Kittiwake (HF, SE)

Middleton Lakes
Black Tern on JW (@MercianBirding)  - Black Tern still this evening also on JW Dunlin, 3x Avocet, 2x Ruff, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 5x Redshank, Common Sandpiper 2x Yellow Wagtail, (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
3x Arctic Tern, Greenshank, Curlew, Redshank, Lesser Whitethroat (DSc)

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel on the mound SE of the Viewpoint, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Redpoll, 6x Wheatear (RT,NDP)

Middleton Lakes
Drake Garganey, Wheatear, Common Tern, ad YL Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers

River Sow Meadows
Great White Egret flying high along river (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitemoor Haye
Common Gull, 10x Yellow Wagtail, 4x White Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 2x Sedge Warbler (@BirderAlrewasw)

i54
Single Grey Partridge (@fisherandbirder)

Norton-in-the-Moors
Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (@SteveJTurner76)

Ford Green
Cetti's Warbler still (@SteveJTurner76)

Tittesworth Water
Pied Flycatcher, Common Tern, LR Plover, Common Sandpipers (per JOa)

Handsarce Flash
Several Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (@BirderAlrewas)

Cannock Chase
3x Cuckoo (@fisherandbirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern, Arctic Tern and Whimbrel thru (GJM, MDJ)  -  Little Tern and 2x Arctic Tern still present from deep end, 3x Common Sandpiper on causeway (@tonyjac_tony)  -  Also 3x Wheatear (@julianallen2009)

Trent Washlands
Lesser Whitethroat at Burton Mail centenary wood (@rpintean)

Audley Meadows
3x Lesser Whitethroat, Yellowhammer (@PeterDobson20)

Burston
2x Grey Partridge, Whitethroat and the escaped Red-breasted Goose on the pool (BB)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Berryhill
Male Ring Ouzel just SE of the Viewpoint, Red Kite over the mast at 07:50, 13x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (RT. NDP)  -  7x Curlew dropped in high paddock between the mast and Palletstacks (IBu)  -  Wheatear count up to 22 this evening (NDP)

By Nick Pomiankowski

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Little Gull, off the causeway, 4x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Wheatear, 3x Common Tern (@Clive_Davies1)

Admaston-Rugeley
Red Kite over the B5013 at 09:15 (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit still, Lesser Whitethroat

Coombes Valley

6x Pied Flycatcher

Brocton Coppice
Cuckoo, Redstart (@Clive_Davies1)

Middleton Lakes
2x Avocet, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Doxey Marsh
Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, 3x Sedge Warbler (DWEmley)

Whitemoor Haye
12x White Wagtail, 13x Yellow Wagtail (@julianallen2009)

Branston GPs
5x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, Common Tern, 14x LR Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Redshank, 2x Curlew, 2x Egyptian Geese, 33x Little Grebe, 26x Gadwall, 2x Little Egret, 14x White Wagtail, Common Gull, Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Croxden Quarry
5x White Wagtail (ABa)

i54
2x Wheatear (i54foz)


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret briefly from Sittles farm bend, 3x Curlew, LR Plover, Redshank, 2x Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Knot, Greenshank still, Dunlin, 2x Avocet, 3x Ruff, Redshank all on JW (@MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Reed Warbler, 3x Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, (MBo)

Wolseley Bridge
Red Kite at 08:15 (MMa)

Rocester JCB
Little Tern reported at 14:40 on South Lake  -  Still present this evening (et al.) Also 2x Arctic Tern on North Lake

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Arctic Tern this morning only, Bar-tailed Godwit and Black-tailed Godwit still

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over the causeway at 14:57 also White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (@tighthead22)  -  Ad Little Gull and pair of Common Scoter (GJM)

Berryhill Bottleslow Flash
Black-tailed Godwit showing this evening also Common Sandpiper, LR Plover (RT)

Chasewater
2x Arctic Tern, ad Kittiwake at 19:00, Drake Garganey flushed from North shore

Branston GPs
Iw Iceland Gull, Female Marsh Harrier thru south at 15:40, 13x LR Plover, 8x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, Ringed Plover,  Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 10x LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Common Gull, 10x GBB Gull, 14x White Wagtail,  2x Yellow Wagtail, (DSc, JWo)

Iceland Gull by Jon Woodcock

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