Monday, 31 December 2018

Monday 31st December 2018

Trentham Gardens
Dipper again on Longton Brook near the garden centre also 2x Little Egret and the melanistic black Kingfisher still (Kev)


Westport Lake
Little Owl on the sewage works (CWa)

Dimmingsdale
300-400x Redpoll flock this morning (TEy)  -  60x Pink-footed Geese over east (ABa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still, Fem Long-tailed Duck on north side

Middleton Lakes
Woodcock Dosthill NR, also 11x Pochard, 14x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, 4x Cetti's Warbler (SAt)

Poplars Landfill
3x Caspian Gull, 

Rocester
8x Whooper Swan in Oil Seed Rape field just south of the village with 47x Mute Swan (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
4x Great White Egret, 3x Peregrine, Pink-footed Goose (TPe)

Hednesford
6x Waxwing still on Cannock Road near the Coop, (DLe)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abraham's Valley at 13:45 (IMo)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl still at 15:05 viewed from Creswell Flash, also 2x Cattle Egret (IMo, HFo, SEd) - Also Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 6x Goosander (HFo, SEd)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 3x ad  YL Gull  in the roost

Radford Meadows
Little Egret by Aldi (Aba)

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Sunday 30th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still

Poplars Landfill
2w Caspian Gull at 12:30

Knypersley Resv
3x Brambling in fields by car park (GBr)

Whitemoor Haye
52x Golden Plover, 22x Pochard, 109x Wigeon, 3x Goldeneye, (BirderAlrewas)

Alvecote
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, Stonechat, (MSc)

Silverdale CP
Common Gull (PCa)

Tittesworth Water
Jack Snipe, 77x Snipe, 52x Lapwing, Little Egret, 6x Pochard, 35x Teal, 10x Wigeon, (SGi, WLH, CT)

Record shot of Jack Snipe and Common Snipe

Middleton Lakes
GBB Gull, 4x Great White Egret, 51x Goosander, Pintail, 5x Shelduck (SPi)

Dimmingsdale
17x Woodcock over at dusk (TEy)

Hanchurch
7x Brambling (TRo)

Branston GPs
17x Curlew, 400x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 90x Pochard, Peregrine, 2x ad YL Gull, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, c15,000 Starling (DSc)

Croxall GPs
5x Redshank, Great White Egret (SCl)

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Saturday 29th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still

Radford Meadows
242x Wigeon, 204x Teal, 2x Shoveler, 3x Little Egret, 300x Lapwing (CDa)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret viewed over main lake from road, 105x Wigeon, 600x Lapwing, 25x Pochard, Peregrine, (BirderAlrewas)

Poplars Landfill
1w Caspian Gull

Bateswood CP
Pink-footed Goose to 09:30 (JHu)

By Johnathan Hutchins

Hanchurch
8x Brambling around the feeding station (TRo)

Branston GPs
20x Curlew, 4x Ruff, 6x Snipe, Oystercatcher, 90x Pochard, 17x Wigeon, 9x Shelduck, imm Peregrine, 2x ad YL Gull, 2x Little Egret, 40x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DSc)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull

Alrewas GPs
4x Chiffchaff, 34x Wigeon, 32x Teal (BirderAlrewas) - National Arboretum Chiffchaff

Middleton Lakes
53x Goosander North Pit, 4x Great White Egret in Riverside roost, 14x Pochard. 4x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 3x Egyptian Geese (MercianBirding)

Friday, 28 December 2018

Friday 28th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still

Berryhill
47x Pink-footed Geese over east at 11:10 (IBu)

Rudyard
Redshank still north end also 2x Goosander, 4x Willow Tit (SSe)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 14x Pink-footed Geese, 4x Stonechat, Water Rail, 3x Goosander, 72x Shoveler, 69x Teal, Mandarin, Common Gull, Peregrine, (GPr, MBo, JJH, SJH) - Also Short-eared Owl at 15:30 (JJH,SJH)

Uttoxeter Quarry
500x Lapwing, 4x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, Chiffchaff, (SCa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still (RCB)  -  Also Cadet Huts to Abraham's Valley 200x Brambling, 41x Crossbill, 50x Redpoll, Stonechat (ABl)

Tittesworth Water
Jack Snipe on Conservation Pool, Pintail, Pink-footed Goose, 4x Pochard, 27x Snipe (SGi)

i54
3x Chiffchaff, 2x Jack Snipe, 4x Snipe, (MFo)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x ad YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
350x Lapwing, 45x Golden Plover, 14x Curlew, 4x Ruff, Redshank, 85x Pochard, 40x Wigeon, 12x Shoveler, 36x Little Grebe, Goldeneye, 3x ad YL Gull, Cetti's Warbler, c15,000 Starling, Little Egret, (DSc)


Thursday, 27 December 2018

Thursday 27th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in south east bay, 3x Cattle Egret,

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abrahams Valley (MJa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 300x Lapwing, 6x Greenfinch, 6x Goosander, 50x Teal, 20x Shoveler, (GPr)  -  Also 2x Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl, 30x Golden Plover, 30x Pink-footed Geese, 2x Pintail (RRa, GHa)

Chasewater
Rock Pipit, 7x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 97x Lapwing, 4x Pochard, (JKe)  -  Ad Iceland Gull, ad Med Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost

Kingswood
Ad Iceland Gull at 13:00 also 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull

Tittesworth Water
Pintail, 3x Snipe, 45x Lapwing, 4x Pochard, 13x Wigeon (JOa)

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE bay, 3x Cattle Egret left roost, 1w Caspian Gull

Talke
Waxwing at the Industrial estate near the blue PW metal furnishing building (MBa)

By Brian Carthy

Whitemoor Haye
13x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 1200x Lapwing, 14x Golden Plover, Ruff, 171x Wigeon, 3x Goldeneye, 17x Pochard, (BirderAlrewas)

Knypersley Resv
Brambling by the bridge, Woodcock and a Dipper on the stream (GBr)

Radford Meadows
Pink-footed Goose, 5x Pintail, 8x Goosander, 48x Shoveler, 485x Wigeon, 350x Teal, 2x Gadwall, 804x Lapwing, 88x Golden Plover, Little Egret, Little Owl, 2x Stonechat (RSw)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, Ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull in the roost

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on North Pit, 2x Goosander (DCo)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret flew thru south, 3x Little Egret, 32x Wigeon, 60x Pochard, Goosander, 2x Peregrine, 300x Lapwing, 6x Ruff, 8x Snipe, 10x Curlew, Golden Plover, 3x Common Gull, 150x GBB Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, c10,000 Starling, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in south east bay

Whitemoor Haye
Ruff, 2x Golden Plover, 1000x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, 9x Egyptian Geese, 2x Goldeneye, 13x Pochard, 2x Gadwall (BirderAlrewas)

Hednesford
5x Waxwing between Co-op and Rail station (DPe)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost also Little Egret

Monday, 24 December 2018

Monday 24th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE bay

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler again, Little Egret, 23x Pochard, 8x Goldeneye, Golden Plover (SRi)

Whitmore Bent Lane
16x RL Partridge, 120x Lapwing, 3x Brambling, Water Rail (PJo)

River Sow Meadows - Baswich to Milford
2x Green Sandpiper, 24x Snipe, 105x Wigeon, 11x Little Grebe (RSw)

Cuckoo Bank
Peregrine, Stonechat, 4x Yellowhammer, (GHa)

Rudyard
29x Wigeon, 84x Teal, 115x Lapwing, 5x Goosander, Goldeneye, 4x Willow Tit, 6x Siskin, (SSe)

Kingswood
Ad Caspian Gull to 14:50 then flew west

i54
Yellowhammer, Jack Snipe, 2x Snipe, 30x Linnet, 12x Skylark, Chiffchaff, (MFo)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 14x Goosander, 7x Shoveler 

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, Golden Plover, 100x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 6x Goosander, Common Gull (SCa)

Middleton Lakes
Pink-footed Goose on JW (MercianBirding)

Branston GPs
Pair of American Wigeon (or hybrids) again on Ashy Pit, Long-tailed Duck, 67x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 12x Wigeon, 10x Shoveler, 10x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret, 10x Curlew, 5x Snipe, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 3x ad YL Gull, 800x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, Chiffchaff, 2x Cctti's Warbler (DSc)

Hednesford
5x Waxwing reported going to roost on Cannock Road

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Sunday 23rd December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE bay

Barton North Pit
Long-tailed Duck still

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still this afternoon

Biddulph Grange CP
50x Brambling in Beech woodland just below the lake (ALa)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, ad Iceland Gull, ad YL Gull

Radford Meadows
639x Lapwing, 19x Golden Plover, 3x Pintail, 6x Goosander, 29x Shoveler, c100s of Wigeon and Teal (RSw)

Branston GPs
c200 Greylag Geese, 10x Wigeon, 6x Shelduck, fem Long-tailed Duck, 3x Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, 10x Curlew, 2x Snipe, Redshank, 4x Ruff, ad YL Gull, c100x GBB Gull, 2x Tawny Owl, c6000 Starlings, Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still,

Newcastle
c100 Pink-footed Geese east over Newcastle college at 09:00 (STu)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit (TJa, DRo, GB,)  -  Also 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 12x Shelduck, 20x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 10x Wigeon, Mandarin, pr Goldeneye, c100 Lapwing, 17x Curlew, 6x Snipe, 2 ad YL Gull, c150x GBB Gull, Tawny Owl, c10,000 roosting Starlings gave a good murmuration tonight. No sign of the American Wigeon/Hybrids this pm (DSc)

Berryhill
c110 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 09:10 (AJo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl at 16:30, 180x Lapwing, 5x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 6x Shoveler, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
522x Lapwing, 450x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 2x Gadwall, Little Grebe (CDa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost, Little Egret

Middleton Lakes
North Pit Stonechat, Goosander, JW 13x Shelduck, 8x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 121x Lapwing, 2x Cetti's Warbler, , Dosthill NR 4x Goldeneye,  (SAt)

Rocester
7x Whooper Swan with 42x Mute Swans, 10x Goosander (TEy)

Whooper Swans by Terry Eyre

Hanchurch
18x Brambling - 8 at upper track feeding station and 10 at the lower track (BCa, LCa)

Friday, 21 December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
Red-necked Grebe still at 10:15 (BPu)

Westport Lake
21x Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, Willow Tit (CWa)

i54
3x Jack Snipe, 4x Snipe, Stonechat (JDu)

Radford Meadows
3x Pintail, 6x Goosander, 436x Wigeon, 5x Shoveler, 224x  Teal, 438x Lapwing (RSw)

Baswich
Mandarin Duck on Staffs&Worc canal (ABa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
2x American Wigeon (or hybrids) back on Ashy Pit, Long-tailed Duck, Oystercatcher, 8x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 16x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 35x Golden Plover, 200x Lapwing, Snipe, 87x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye (2f, 1m), 13x Shelduck, 43x Gadwall, 30x Shoveler, 19x Wigeon, 482x Teal, 27x Little Grebe, Water Rail, Little Egret, 3x YL Gull, c100x GBB Gull, 2x Barn Owl, 2x Tawny Owl, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, c5000x Starlings.......(JWo, DSc).

Long-tailed Duck by Jon Woodcock

Staffs


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Thursday 20th December 2018

Little Stoke
Green Sandpiper at small farm pond (DEm)

Kingswood
2x Caspian Gull (ad and 1w), ad YL Gull

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE bay

Trentham Gardens
Dipper near the garden centre also 2x Little Egret, 3x Mandarin, Tawny Owl (Kev)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl still at 15:25, 2x Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2x Goosander, (GPr, IBu)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian, Gull, 4x YL Gull in roost

Hanchurch
3x Brambling at the feeding station (TRo)

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Barton Turns
Fem Long-tailed Duck still also fly over Great White Egret (CVa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, Water Pipit, 150x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 5x Goosander, 23x Shoveler, Snipe, (GPr, DBa)  -  Also Short-eared Owl still at 16:00 (CVa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still, 6x Pintail

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Brankley Pastures
15x Yellow hammer, 20x Lesser Redpoll (JWo)

Alvecote
Redhead Smew still, Little Egret, 4x Goosander, (MSc)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Ladderidge CP
Little Egret golf club side of bank by stream (JGo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE bay, 3x Cattle Egret in the roost also Little Egret

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Caspian Gull (1w and 4w),  2x YL Gull (ad and 2w), 600x Teal, 250x Wigeon, 146x Lapwing (GJM)

Silverdale CP
Ad YL Gull, and 1w YL Gull, 15x Goosander (DKe)

Woolley NR
Water Rail (GTo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 8x Ruff, Redshank, 9x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Lapwing, Snipe, 4x Goldeneye (1m, 3f), 81x Pochard, 5x Shelduck, 14x Wigeon, 8x Shoveler, 44x Gadwall, 256x Teal, 5x Little Egret, 34x Little Grebe, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, 4x Common Gull, c150x GBB Gull, Peregrine (juv), Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Barton Marina
Little Egret (JWo)

Monday, 17 December 2018

Monday 17th December 2018

Rudyard
24x Wigeon, 70x Teal, 3x Goosander, 9x Snipe, 76x Lapwing, 4x Willow Tit, 36x Brambling, 9x Siskin, 14x Redpoll, (SSe)


By Steve Seal

Gradbach
Dipper on River Dane (SSe)

Alvecote
Smew still on Pretty Pigs pool

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 3x Water Pipit, 2x Stonechat, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 6x Goosander (MBo)  -  Also Short-eared Owl again (DoxeyBirder)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, 7x Shelduck, 24x Shoveler, 12x Wigeon, (f) Long-tailed Duck still , pr Goldeneye, c200 Lapwing, 15x Curlew, 2x Redshank,  2x Ruff, 150x GBB Gull, ad Y.Leg Gull, 2x Cettis Warbler. (DSc)

Branston WP
Redshank, 10x Pochard, 8x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 5x Little Grebe (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still in SE corner, 3x Cattle Egret went to roost

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike (DBr)

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday 16th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still off SE corner of the dam  -  Fem Merlin, Marsh Tit

Whitmore Bent Lane
Jack Snipe, 29x Snipe, 2x Stonechat (NDP)

Stableford
Jack Snipe, 10x Snipe (NDP)

Rudyard Lake
2x Redshank, 6x Snipe, 21x Wigeon, 70x Teal, 4x Goosander, 4x Willow Tit, 40x Brambling, 11x Redpoll, (SSe)

The Roaches
4x Red Grouse (SSe)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, (JJH, SJH)  -  Also Water Pipit, 5x Goosander (GRu)

Middleton Lakes
Pink-footed Geese, 2x Great White Egret, Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 5x Shelduck, 4x Pochard, 5x Egyptian Geese, Stonechat (Mercian Birder)

Kingswood
2x Caspian Gull

Whitemoor Haye
74x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, Little Egret, 4x GBB Gull, 2x Golden Plover (BirderAlrewas)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 5x Goosander, 4x Pochard, 12x Shoveler, 41x Wigeon, 160x Teal (RPo)

Barton GPs
Long-tailed Duck (BirderAlrewas)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, Crossbills (MJa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull in the roost

Radford Meadows
458x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, 68x Teal, Shoveler (CDa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
8x Pink-footed Geese in field between Fisherman's Lodge and 10 Acre Bay (AMa)

i54
3x Jack Snipe, 2x Snipe, (JDu)

Dimmingsdale
3x Woodcock, 4x Mandarin, Brambling (TEy)

Stoke on Trent
Whooper Swan west of Blurton (PFo)

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Saturday 15th December 2018

Kings Bromley
2x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, (DBa)

Fradley Junction
Hawfinch briefly in nature reserve (BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Water Pipit, 2x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 4x Gadwall, Water Rail, 140x Teal, 20x Shoveler, (GPr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1st winter Red-necked Grebe this morning

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 8x Shelduck, 24x Wigeon, 120x GBB Gull, Ad YL Gull (DSc)

Friday, 14 December 2018

Friday 14th December 2018

Hanchurch
A few Brambling still at feeding station, top car park (IBu)

Rudyard Lake
17x Snipe, 29x Teal, Water Rail, 2x Willow Tit, (SSe)  - Redshank (DCo)

Etruria
Peregrine over the A500 (JKe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, 13x Shelduck, 24x Shoveler, 8x Ruff, 7x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 100x Lapwing, Common Gull, 2000x Starling (DSc)

North Staffs Moors
Short-eared Owl (SGi)

By Steve Gibson
Staffs

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abraham's Valley (RRo)

Copmere
728x Coot possibly a site record, 5x Goldeneye, 5x Gadwall, 23x Wigeon (DEm)

Whitemoor Haye
21x Golden Plover, 10x Yellowhammer, 300x mixed flock of Linnets/Chaffinch, 40x Wigeon (DBa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 13x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 85x Lapwing, Snipe, 10x Shelduck, Goldeneye, 71x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, 19x Gadwall, 380x Teal, 36x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 5x Common Gull, 45x GBB Gull, Peregrine (juv), Cetti's Warbler, 2000x Starling (JWo)

Peregrine by Jon Woodcock

Croxall GPs
2x Redshank, Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Little Egret (GGr)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Blithfield Resv  (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still of the causeway (RRo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Water Pipit, (DoxeyBirder)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Cannock Chase
6x Crossbill Abraham's Valley (CDa) - Great Grey Shrike still this morning, also 100x Brambling near trig point, 20x Redpoll Butts area, (DBa)

i54
Jack Snipe, 4x Snipe, Stonechat, 250x Golden Plover, 24x Teal, (JDu)

Rudyard Lake
8x Goosander, 11x Wigeon, 39x Teal, 4x Snipe, 3x Willow Tit, 3x Kingfisher, 5x Brambling, 14x Redpoll, 7x Siskin, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail (SSe)

Alvecote
Smew still on Pretty Pigs, -  Great White Egret (MSc)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl still,  2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, (MBo, NGr, (MPi)  -  Also 2x Water Rail, 20x Lapwing (GTo)

Branston GPs
Fem Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, 30x Wigeon, 15x Shoveler, 9x Sheduck, c240 Teal, 75x  Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 13x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 3x ad YL Gull, Cetti's Warbler. (Dsc)

The Roaches
12x Red Grouse (JWo)

Monday, 10 December 2018

Monday 10th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret still, also drake Red-crested Pochard, 1w Caspian Gull

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl still between Octagonal hide and Creswell Flash at 13:00, 2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 300x Golden Plover, 600x Lapwing, 17x Snipe, 3x Stonechat, 7x Goosander, 2x Water Rail,  (DBa)  -  Short-eared Owl still at 15:45 (NGr, GPr,)

Tittesworth Water
Little Egret, 54x Teal, 7x Wigeon, Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 4x Snipe, 23x Lapwing (SG, IB)

Alvecote
Smew still on Pretty Pigs pool

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still on south side of causeway (BPu)

Rudyard Resv
Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher (SSe)

Goldeneye by Steve Seal

Staffs

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sunday 9th December 2018


Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret in flight, 2x Whooper Swan in fields along rough track (BirderAlrewas)

Barton North GP
Fem Long-tailed Duck, (TPe) also Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper (ARa)  -  Also a Ruff over (JWo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
300x Golden Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 5x Pochard (RPo)

Branston GPs
Fem Long-tailed Duck still Ashy Pit (TPe)  -  Also 10x Shelduck, (m) Pintail, 24x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, c100 Teal, 19x Gadwall, 43x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 14x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 7x Dunlin, c100 Lapwing, 4x Common Gull, 3x Yellow leg Gull, c80 GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 30x Linnet (DSc) 

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still just north of the causeway (SRi)

Endon Sewage Works
1w Med Gull, 2x Pintail, 3x Chiffchaff, Stonechat (GBr)

Kingswood
1w Caspian Gull

Brookleys Lake
186x Mandarin Duck, 2x Goosander, (RPo)

Dimmingsdale
17x Mandarin Duck, 3x Goosander, 6x Brambling (RPo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull in the roost

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still (GTo)

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018

Whitemoor Haye
11x Grey Partridge, 2x Whooper Swan (AlrewasBirder)

Radford Meadows
4x Goosander, 343x Wigeon, 261x Teal, Shoveler, 161x Lapwing (RSw)

Hales
2x Little Egret, 3x Brambling (PJo)

Copmere
5x Goldeneye (PJo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Pink-footed Geese, Barnacle Goose, 4x Goosander, 3x Curlew (CVa)  -  Slavonian Grebe still off the causeway early afternoon

Tittesworth Water
12x Snipe, 6x Common Gull, 2x Willow Tit, Goosander 

Middleton Lakes
Fem Smew on North Pit early afternoon

Branston GPs
Ashy Pit, fem Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, 7x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 150x Lapwing, 20x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, 50x Linnet (DSc)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull and ad Med Gull in the roost

Friday, 7 December 2018

Friday 7th December 2018

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret left the roost early morning (RSPB)

Alvecote
Smew and Whooper Swan (hybid?) still (CWa)

Barton under Needwood
3x Blackcap (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan still opposite Sittles farm (AlrewasBirder)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl, 2x Great White Egret at 16:00 (NGr)

Dimmingsdale
17x Woodcock over at dusk (TEy)

Consall
Merlin between the village and Consall Hall at 14:30

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Thursday 6th December 2018

Cheddleton
Waxwing heard over garden at 08:28 (DSc)

Radford Meadows
5x Goosander, 250x Wigeon, 100x Teal (CDa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still off the dam also nearby Great White Egret (DJa)

Elford North Pit
Great White Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (DAb)

Whitemoor Haye
Whooper Swan opposite Sittles Farm (DAb)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull in the roost

Alvecote
Redhead Smew still, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret (MSc)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still (PMi)

Middleton Lakes
4x Great White Egret and 50x Little Egret in the riverside roost, 8x Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 6x Pochard, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat,  (SAt)

Branston GPs
2x Great White Egret, Long-tailed Duck, 2x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 15x Curlew, 181x Lapwing, 8x Shelduck, Pintail (m), 2x Goldeneye (p), 92x Pochard, 28x Shoveler, 34x Gadwall, 326x Teal, 20x Wigeon, Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 30x Little Grebe, 1st winter Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 15x GBB Gull,  c4000x Starling, (JWo)


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Silverdale CP
8x Goosander, Common Gull (DKe)

Alvecote
Smew still on Pretty Pigs pool

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret in the field by the white house

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still off dam (DBa)  -  also 2x Whooper Swan at deep end at 13:00 (GJM)

Keele
7x Pink-footed Geese west over the Uni at 12:25 (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Short-eared Owl (DoxeyBirder)

Marley Pit
15x Goosander, Little Egret (JWo)

Monday, 3 December 2018

Monday 3rd December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret still

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at Abraham's Valley (PCo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe still from the dam (CDa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Dunlin, 6x Green Sandpiper, 2x Golden Plover, 4x Pochard, 54x Shoveler, 64x Teal (RPo)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Peregrine (RSPB)

Rocester
6x Whooper Swan still (EFo)

Chasewater
5x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 4x Ruff, Redshank, 350x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, 13x Curlew, Pintail (m), 6x Shelduck, 63x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 51x Wigeon, 12x Shoveler, 31x Gadwall, 240x Teal, 36x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 3x YL Gull, Common Gull, 34x GBB Gull, c3000x Starling, (JWo)

Upper Longdon
25x Brambling in Beeches along the road, 15x Crossbill in Horse pasture pools area (SWe)


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret left the roost at 07:50

Alvecote
Redhead Smew still on Pretty Pigs pool  -  3x White-fronted Geese still

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abraham's Valley (GRu)  -  Also 2x Common Redpoll, Crossbills, Redpolls, Siskins (CMa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Slavonian Grebe off the dam ( EH, AM, GJM, )

By Steve Edwards

By Phil Jones

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost. 5x Goldeneye, 12x Goosander, and earlier at Kingswood 1w Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull 

Whitemoor Haye
3x Great White Egret from Sittles farm bend, 3x Ruff, 2x Redshank, Peregrine, 1000x Lapwing, 2x Egyptian Geese (JAl)

Rocester
6x Whooper Swan in field with 40x Mutes, 2x Goosander, (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck roosted ashy pit, (m) Pintail, 6x Shelduck, 2x EgyptianGeese, 12x Curlew (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still early afternoon (PJo)

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018

Chasewater
Water Pipit on pool west of main lake, 24x Goosander, ad YL Gull on main lake, 1w Caspian Gull, - ad Caspian Gull Kingswood - 2w Caspian Gull and 2x YL Gull in the roost

Whitemoor Haye
Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 3x Redshank, 1500x Lapwing, 150x Linnet, 5x Goldeneye, 54x Wigeon (BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, 170x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 5x Shelduck (SAt)  -  76x Little Egret and 5x Great White Egret in the riverside roost

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret briefly

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3w Caspian Gull this morning (GJM)

Cheddleton
Brambling this morning (DSc)

Alvecote
Redhead Smew still on Pretty Pigs pool (CVa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 2x Egyptian Geese, 20x Wigeon, 26x Shoveler, 10x Shelduck, 140x Teal, Goosander, Goldeneye, 14x Curlew, 7x Snipe, Redshank, ad YL Gull, 30x Linnet (DSc)

Friday, 30 November 2018

Friday 30th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret left the roost at 07:50 and flew to fields back of  the dam.

Alvecote
3x White-fronted Geese on on Pretty Pigs pool (TPe)  -  Redhead Smew still (ARa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Whooper Swan over Blithe Bay (GJM)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abraham's Valley also 50x Crossbill nearby (SAt)  -  Also 50x Brambling, 200x Siskin, 20-30x  Redpoll (ABl)

Middleton Lakes
79x Little Egret and 5x Great White Egret in the riverside roost (per MercianBirding)  -  3x Ruff, 150x Lapwing, Great White Egret, 2x Stonechat, (DCo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull

Branston WP
Redshank, Pintail (m), 2x Pochard, c20x Shoveler, 50+ Wigeon, 50+ Gadwall, 8x Little Grebe, and 14x Goosander (3m,11f) on Marley Pit. (JWo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 14x Shelduck, 19x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, c120 Teal, Goldeneye, Redshank, 16x Curlew, ad Y.Leg Gull. (DSc)



Thursday, 29 November 2018

Thursday 29th November 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x  Great White Egret, 12x Pochard, Stonechat, 9x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye (SAt)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 6x Curlew, Redshank, 5x Lapwing, 5x Goldeneye (4f, 1m), 90x Pochard, 47x Gadwall, 32x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, 252x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 32x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 2w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, c100+ GBB Gull, (JWo)

2w Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Wombourne
Little Egret over Common Road at 10:30 (DBa)

Beech
50x Golden Plover over the M6 at 10:30 (PFo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret still on north side by white house

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 11x Lapwing, Pintail, 74x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Wigeon, 10x Shelduck, 51x Gadwall, 16x Shoveler, 192x Teal, 34x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 100+ GBB Gull, Peregrine, c30x Linnet....(JWo, DSc)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 44x Shoveler, 97x Teal, 5x Gadwall, 2x Pochard, 2x Goosander, Water Rail, 100x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler (DNe)


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members)
3x Cattle Egret left roost at 07:55 and flew in fields behind the dam  -  YL Gull, Woodcock

Silverdale CP
Ad Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, 2x Goosander (DKe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck back on Ashy pit, 4x Curlew, 3x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 65x Pochard, 32x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 10x Shelduck, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on North Pit. (DCo)

Monday, 26 November 2018

Monday 26th November 2018

Tittesworth Water 
Three skeins of Pink-footed Geese this morning - 290x over east, 180x over south, 240 over east (SGi, CT,)

River Sow Meadows
Little Egret, 2x Goosander (CDa)

Coombes Valley RSPB
Ring-necked Parakeet heard from the visitor centre

Trentham Gardens
Ad Med Gull, 2x Little Egret, 4x Gadwall,  (DKe)  -  6x Mandarin (DEm)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abraham's Valley. 20x Crossbill also Bramblings cadet huts to trig point, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh
Female Red-breasted Merganser from main hide, 2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Water Pipit, (MBo, PDy)

Marley Pit
11x Goosander, 

Branston WP
100x Wigeon, 100x Gadwall, 12x Shoveler, 6x Little Grebe (JWo)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 3x ad YL Gull in the roost

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Sunday 25th November 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret,2x Little Egret, 6x Goosander, 60x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 35x Lapwing,  (GPr)

Chasewater
9x Whooper Swan until 11:00 when they flew west - In the roost 5x YL Gull

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Whooper Swan flew west at 11:15, 3x Cattle Egret roosted from 15:55 also Caspian Gull

Whitemoor Haye
6x Ruff, 100x Golden Plover, YL Gull (TPe)  -  Great White Egret on main lake with 7x Little Egret, 65x Wigeon, 6x Gadwall, 2x Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, 140x Linnet, (BirderAlrewas)

Alvecote
Smew still Pretty Pigs lake (JAl)

Baldwins Gate
50x Pink-footed Geese over north at 08:30 (RWh)

Dimmingsdale
75x Pink-footed Geese over SE at 10:30 (TEy)

Endon Sewage Works
2x Chiffchaff, 6x Red-legged Partridge (GBr)

Tittesworth Water
130x Pink-footed Geese over south, 38x Lapwing, 34x Wigeon, Goosander, Goldeneye (JOa)

Branston GPs
9x Little Egret briefly am, 2x (m )Pintail, 11x Shelduck, 42x Shoveler, 2x Goldeneye, 9x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 3x Ruff, 2x ad Y.leg Gull, pr Stonechat, c4000 Starling roosted. (DSc)


Saturday, 24 November 2018

Saturday 24th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret still in field in front of white house, 1w Med Gull, Cetti's Warbler

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still with cattle by the M6 (DoxeyBirder)

Chasewater
Great White Egret on Swag at 10:26, 4x Dunlin south shore at 11:00 and in the roost ad Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 145x Common Gull

Alvecote
Redhead Smew still on Pretty Pigs (ARa)

Madeley Pool
Little Egret still (PJo)

By Phil Jones

Radford Meadows
9x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, 105x Wigeon, Goosander, (CDa, RSw,)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch over Abraham's Valley at 10:20 but no sign of the GGS so far, (IMo)  -  Great Grey Shrike still this afternoon (NHa, AHa, SGo)

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin, 123x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff, 1500x Lapwing, 11x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard. (BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill 
Short-eared Owl showing from 14:50 to 16:00 on and off from the Viewpoint (BCa, andm,)

i54
2x Jack Snipe, 4x Snipe (JDu)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Golden Plover, Little Egret (RBa)

Friday, 23 November 2018

Friday 23rd November 2018

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit from the Octagonal hide, Little Egret, (HKi) - Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret (SCa)

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret (HKi)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, 4x Crossbill with large Redpoll/Siskin flock (CVa)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler still, 3x Goldeneye, 10x Pochard, Redpoll (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 12x Redpoll, 20x Linnet, 3x Stonechat, (DCo)

Blithfield Resv  WMBC members only)
Tad Bay Caspian Gull, 2x Curlew, Peregrine (SCa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull in the roost

Rudyard
2x Black-tailed Godwit and a Knot at the north end (SSe)

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Goldeneye, Shelduck, 3x Stonechat (SAt)

Madeley Pool
Little Egret (TJa)

Hixon Airfield
493x Golden Plover, 232x Lapwing, 200x Skylark (RCB)

Branston GPs
2x Redshank, 2x Curlew, 2x Dunlin, 200x Lapwing, 5x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 11x Shelduck, Pintail, 63x Pochard, 35x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 28x Shoveler, 50x Gadwall, 160x Teal, 35x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 4x YL Gull, 40x GBBG, 2x Stonechat (p), c4000x Starling. (JWo)  -  Long-tailed Duck still this morning (DJa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Great White Egret, 3x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, 42x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck (GPr)

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl hunting at 15:05 (AJo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull and 3x YL Gull

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Water Pipit, 2x Stonechat, 3x Goosander (DBa)

Radford Meadows
150x Wigeon, 37x Teal, Shoveler (CDa)

Chasewater
4x YL Gull in the roost

Alvecote
Smew on Pretty Pigs pool

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Cattle Egret in Willows near the white house - 45x Yellowhammer, 50x Skylark, 2x Dunlin

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
14x Whooper Swan over Blithe Bay going SE (GJM)

Chasewater
Fem type Common Scoter, 2x Red-crested Pochard north end of main lake at noon

Ford Green
6x Goosander, Water Rail (JJo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Green Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 15x Curlew, c200x Lapwing, 2x Pintail (m), 10x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 41x Pochard, 4x Wigeon, 21x Shoveler, 53x Gadwall, 25x Little Grebe, 131x Teal, 2x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 30x GBBG, 9x Lesser Redpoll,  c3000x Starling. (JWo)


Monday, 19 November 2018

Monday 19th November 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Common Scoter this morning (GJM)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still (ARa)

Little Haywood
Little Egret in wet field opposite Severn Springs car park (BGa)

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Marchington Cliff
Marsh Tit (JWo)

Branston WP
Little Egret, 100x Gadwall, 100x Wigeon (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
White-fronted Goose, 2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 3x Shelduck, 47x Shoveler, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (MBo)

Stoke (Boothen)
2x Little Egret on River Trent behind Caterham's (DBr)

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret left their roost at 07:45 and landed in field  below NE corner of the dam

Whitemoor Haye
6x Ruff on big island on new workings, 26x Golden Plover, 94x Wigeon, 57x Pochard, 52x Teal, 3x Goldeneye, Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, Peregrine, 70x Linnet, Tree Sparrows  (BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still (NGr)  -  Also Great White Egret, Little Egret, Water Pipit, (PLo)

Radford Meadows
175x Wigeon, 39x Teal (CDa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still (BirderAlrewas)  -  Also 2x Brambling, 3x Crossbill (TRo)  -  50x Crossbill (JMa)

Cannock
2x Caspian Gull ad YL Gull at Kingswood,

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x ad YL Gull in the roost

Middleton Lakes
78x Little Egret and 5x Great White Egret in the riverside roost, 6x Dunlin, 2x Shelduck, Goldeneye, Stonechat (Mercian Birding)

Branston GPs
9x Little Egret, 6x Curlew, Dunlin, Redshank, Ruff, Snipe, 9x Shelduck, 26x Shoveler, 20x Wigeon, 42x Gadwall, 3x ad YL Gull, c5000 Starling (DSc)

Tamworth
Green Sandpiper on R Tame (APo)

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Saturday 17th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret left their roost at 07:35 and landed in field below NE corner of the dam, 31x Dunlin, Redshank, Jack Snipe, Crossbill, 20x Yellowhammer, 80x Skylark

Tittesworth Water
2x Brent Geese dropped in this morning also 3x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, (SGI, WLH, IB, CT)

Brent Geese by Les Harrison

Poole Hall
Merlin late morning, 34x Golden Plover

Whitemoor Haye
3x Ruff, Dunlin, 48x Golden Plover, 6x Goosander (MYa)  -  Also 1000x Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Goldeneye, 19x Pochard, 66x Wigeon (BirderAlrewas)

National Arboretum
3x Goosander, Junction Pit Cetti's Warbler, Alrewas GPs 2x Cetti's Warbler (BirderAlrewas)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still from main track at foot of Abraham's Valley (RCB)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler, 3x Brambling, 400x Lapwing (SRi)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit (JAl)  -  Also Little Egret, 2x(m) Pintail, 24x Wigeon, 160x Teal, 22x Shoveler, 28x Gadwall, 5x Shelduck, 78x Pochard, pr Goldeneye, c140 Lapwing, 15x Curlew, Redshank, Ruff, 3x Snipe, ad Y.Leg Gull, c100 GBB Gull,  c4000 Starling (DSc)

Alvecote
Great White Egret still, Pink-footed Goose (MSc)

Chasewater
Avocet but mobile (JAl)  -  Also 4x Caspian Gull, 3x ad YL Gull in the roost

Dimmingsdale
2x Woodcock, Brambling (TEy)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, 8x Goosander, 4x Stonechat (AHo)

Hanchurch
Small flock of Bramblings near the lower track (TRo)

Friday, 16 November 2018

Friday 16th November 2018

Rugeley
Great White Egret on River Trent banks A51 at 09:30 (SPe)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, Stonechat on JW, (DCo)  -  Also 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, Goosander on JW, 3x Goosander North Pit, 7x Cetti's Warbler calling, 2x Egyptian Geese Dosthill NR (SAt)

Hopwas (Lichfield Road)
4x Little Egret, 4x Goosander on the River Tame (MSc)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret, 3x Water Pipit, 3x Goosander (HFo, SEd)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Leek
Little Egret in a tree at the back of Sainsburys car park at 15:00

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still at top end also 4x Water Pipit near Octagonal hide, (Doxey Birder) - 2x Cattle Egret still near M6, Great White Egret still Creswell Flash (KMa) - Also 7x Snipe, 2x Stonechat (DBa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret on Tern rafts in SE Bay from 13:15 and then flew below the dam at 14:30

Knypersley Resv
8x Brambling (JMa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abraham's Valley (RGi)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 3x ad YL Gull

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Egret on R Trent (BBo, JBo,)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 4x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 4x Dunlin, 14x Curlew, 140x Lapwing, Snipe, 2x Pintail (m), 5x Shelduck, 58x Pochard, 50x Wigeon, 4x Goldeneye (1m, 3f), 27x Shoveler, 34x Gadwall, 130x Teal, 3x Egyptian Geese, 4x Little Egret, 55x Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 90x GBB Gull, 2000x Starling, 2x Stonechat (p). (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still, 4x Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 90x Linnet, 50x Lapwing, (MSc)