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)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret left the roost at 07:50, 2x Caspian Gull, Jack Snipe

Doxey Marsh
Now 2x Cattle Egret present on and off in the  Octagonal hide area, also 3x Water Pipit, Great White Egret, (DoxeyBirder)  -  2x Jack Snipe, Little Egret, 2x Snipe, 3x Goosander, 30x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, 2x Stonechat (CVa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at Abraham's Valley (PJa)  -  Also 60x Redpoll, 20x Brambling (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier thru JW late afternoon, 5x Great White Egret and 56x Little Egret in the Riverside roost, Dunlin East Scrape, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck on JW, (SAt)

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

Rudyard
15x Brambling at north end (RMa)

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Rudyard
Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 12x Brambling, 8x Snipe, 7x Goosander, 17x Siskin, 3x Willow Tit, 15x Wigeon (SSe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still Ashy Pit, 3x Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 6x Curlew (TJa) -   Also 4x Dunlin, 3x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 6x Curlew, 6x Snipe, 234x Lapwing, 4x Goldeneye (2m, 2f), 2x Pintail (m), 58x Pochard, 5x Shelduck, 57x Wigeon, 45x Shoveler, 40x Gadwall, 98x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 40x Little Grebe, 4x Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 60x GBBG,  Redpoll, c3000x Starling. (JWo)

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

By Trevor Dance

Little Haywood
Great White Egret on River Trent 1/4 mile east of the Severn Springs car park (GHa)

Whitfield Valley
Jack Snipe on small pool between Ford Green and Aldi (JJo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Caspian Gull still in Tad Bay (TJa)  -  4x Whooper Swan (SCa)

Three Shires Head
2x Stonechat (TEy)

Belvide Resv  (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret came into roost in the north shore Willows, ad Caspian Gull

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still at dusk (RRa)

Monday, 12 November 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abraham's Valley, 12x Crossbill, 25x Redpoll, Stonechat (DBa)

By Keith Whitehouse

Rudyard
Ruff still, Green Sandpiper, 6x Brambling, 4x Snipe, 5x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit (SSe)

Ruff by Steve Seal

Berryhill
c50 Golden Plover near the scrape (CSi)

Chasewaterx
5x Caspian Gull (3ad, 1w,3w), 2x ad YL Gull, in the roost,  Kingswood 1w Caspian Gull, 2x ad YL Gull 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members still)
4x Cattle Egret still

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Caspian Gull Tad Bay (GJM)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sunday 11th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret left the roost at 07:33 and flew to field in front of the white house, later moved to field below the dam.

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell in Abraham's Valley at 09:50, take left track from Seven Springs car park for c1/2 a mile (TPe)  -  Also Short-eared Owl early afternoon, (CSc)

Rudyard
Ruff and 2x Black-tailed Godwit at north end also 14x Brambling, 12x Snipe and 3x Willow Tit on bridge at north end (SSe)  -  Green Sandpiper, Curlew (PJo)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still on Creswell Flash also Little Egret (JAl)

Whitemoor Haye
100x Golden Plover, 500x Lapwing, 27x Wigeon, 19x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese (Birder Alrewas)  -  5x Ruff in field by quarry entrance (JAl)

i54
5x Yellowhammer (MFo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still Ashy Pit, 10x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Redshank, 26x Golden Plover, 29x Shoveler, 54x Pochard, 12x Wigeon, Goldeneye,  (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 

Alvecote
Barn Owl, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 70x Wigeon (MSc)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret left the roost at 07:45 and landed in field south of the A5 in front of white house and still in front of white house at 15:55

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at Abraham's Valley about half a mile from Severn Springs car park (TJa) - Also 18x Crossbill (JJO, ACB, JJH)

By Jon Woodcock

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great White Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Pink-footed Goose, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 4x Goosander, Shelduck, 40x Shoveler, 102x Teal, 23x Golden Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Egyptian Geese (RPo)

Gailey Resv
23x Brambling flew south at 11:15, 44x Golden Plover, (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret flew from new workings towards rough track, 100x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 84x Wigeon, 19x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull and ad YL Gull in the Kingswood area - Ad Caspian Gull, 2x ad Med Gull in the roost

Rocester
8x Goosander (TEy)

Brookleys Lake
97x Mandarin Duck, (RPo)

Dimmingsdale
88x Mandarin Duck, 2x Brambling (RPo)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, 2x Water Pipit, (JJO, ACB, JJH,)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 34x Little Grebe, 10x Wigeon, 22x Shoveler, 48x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 200x Lapwing, 45x Golden Plover, 13x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, Snipe, Ad YL Gull, 30x GBB Gull, 200x Pied Wagtail, 2000x Starling (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW

Alvecote
Barn Owl at 16:25 (MSc)

Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday 9th November 2018

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 22x Shoveler, 5x Wigeon, 2x Gadwall, Pochard (GPr)  -  Also Cattle Egret still at 15:45 (Doxey Birder)

Fenton Cemetary
c15 Brambling in mixed Finch flock (CSi, RTo,)

Deep Hayes CP
3x Willow Tit (JMa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
A Swallow dropped in at dusk, 4x Cattle Egret again roosted in south east bay at 16:20, 379x Golden Plover, Jack Snipe, 20x Snipe, Marsh Tit

Cannock Chase
Grey Grey Shrike still at Abraham's Valley, 30/40x Brambling, (RPa, ABl,)

Middleton Lakes
4x Great White Egret and 64x Little Egret in the Riverside Willows roost (Mercian Birding)

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

Branston WP
100+ Wigeon, 100+ Gadwall, 12x Shoveler (JWo)

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Thursday 8th November 2018

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abraham's Valley (MLe) - Also 30x Crossbill, Woodcock, Stonechat, 25x Redpoll, 10x Siskin and 30x Brambling at the trig point (DBa)

Whitemoor Haye
Grey Plover, 165x Golden Plover, 260x Lapwing, 10x Goldeneye, Little Egret (DAb)

Elford North Pit
Great White Egret, 6x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (DAb)

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

Middleton Lakes
4x Great White Egret and 52x Little Egret in the roost, Pintail, 2x Goldeneye (SAt)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still,  251x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 5x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 6x Curlew, 360x Lapwing, 4x Snipe, 4x Shelduck, 2x Pintail, 10x Wigeon, Goldeneye (m), 57x Pochard, 36x Shoveler, 22x Gadwall, 161x Teal, 45x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, c40x GBB Gull, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat (p), 40x Linnet, 150x Pied Wagtail, 2000x Starling, Barn Owl,  (JWo)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Cattle Egret again roosting in north shore Willows from 15:10 also Little Egret

Ford Green
2x Gadwall, 16x Wigeon (JJo)

Hanchurch Woods
25x Crossbill, 30x Brambling, 100x Fieldfare, 4x Snipe (HFo, SEd,)

Chasewater
2x YL Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only
4x Cattle Egret before flying off to fields north of the A5 at 08:35, one Cattle Egret still north of Belvide south of the A5 early afternoon, - Great White Egret flew thru south at 09:35, 210x Golden Plover, 7x Snipe - The 4x Cattle Egret came into roost on the north shore at 16:08, Crossbill flew east

Cannock Chase -
200x Redpoll Sherbrook Valley. (CDa)  -  Also Crossbills Abraham's Valley (KWh)

By Keith Whitehouse

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, Great White Egret, at least 3x Water Pipit, Little Egret (BirderGaz)

Middleton Lakes
7x Great White Egret and 71x Little Egret roosted in riverside Willows, 3 further Egret species came in low in poor light, 5x Egyptian Geese and 2x Shelduck on JW, Pintail Reedbed Poll (SAt)

Uttoxeter STW
2x Ring-necked Parakeet (JSm)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 4x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 6x Curlew, 3x Golden Plover, Snipe, 342x Lapwing, 92x Pochard, Pintail (m), 5x Shelduck, Goldeneye, 30x Wigeon, 32x Shoveler, 21x Gadwall, 136x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 41x Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, c3000x Starling, 40x Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, and a site first Eyed Ladybird (JWo)

Eyed Ladybird by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Monday, 5 November 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin and Woodcock over the old micolight field, Golden Plover, 17x Pochard, 20x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 2x Gadwall, 145x Linnet (BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, still, Great White Egret, Little Egret (JJO)

Cannock Chase (Abraham's Valley)
2x Woodcock, 10x Crossbill, 50x Siskin (CDa)

Chasewater 
Common Gull, 13x Gadwall, 42x Wigeon, (GHa)  -  2x  ad Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull in the roost

Gradbach
20x Brambling at 13:00 (RMa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret from Chappell Hide at 16:25, 2x Jack Snipe on south west shore

Branston Water Park
2x Pintail, 120x Wigeon, 90x Gadwall, 15x Shoveler, - Barton Marina 7x Pochard  (JWo)

Wychnor
250x Fieldfare, 200x Redwing (JWo)

Yoxall (Meadow Lane)
300x Fieldfare (JWo)

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sunday 4th November 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, 2x Water Pipit, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 45x Shoveler, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
23x Lapwing, 101x Wigeon, 22x Teal, Shoveler, (CDa)

Alrewas GPs
Grey Plover heard (MYa)

i54
2x Jack Snipe flushed, 5x Snipe, 16x Teal, Grey Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker (MFo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Cetti's Warbler still, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pink-footed Goose, 4x Little Egret, Jack Snipe, 86x Golden Plover,

Whitemoor Haye
Short-eared Owl (AMa)

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 7x Goldeneye, Pintail (DCo)

Cheadle
35x Goosander Hales Hall Pool - 27 on the water and 8 flew over. (RPo)

Alvecote
2x Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, Common Gull, 75x Wigeon, Pochard, (MSc)

Branston GPs (Ashy Pit only)
Long-tailed Duck still, Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Ruff, Redshank, 10x Golden Plover, 13x Curlew, 3x ad YL Gull, 5000x Starlings roosted (DSc)

Cannock Chase
14x Crossbill, 12x Brambling, mixed flock of 120x Redpoll/Siskin (JJH, SJH,)

Chasewater
Ad Med Gull in the roost

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egrets flew low north early morning from the roost, with at least 3 counted and most out of view also 63x Little Egrets left to the south, 3x Stonechat, 4x Goldeneye. Shelduck on JW, drake Pintail reedbed pool (SAt)  -  One Great White Egret still present mid morning, 4x Pochard,  (MSc)

Whitemoor Haye
19x Grey Partridge, 27x Golden Plover over, 50x Skylark, 5x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, 2x GBB Gull, 220x Fieldfare, (Birder Alrewas)  -  200x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 200x Lapwing (NBr)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret and Great White Egret still (JJH)  -  Cattle Egret still at 15:00, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, (SRi)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Goosander, 11x Wigeon, 27x Shoveler, 80x Teal, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker (RPo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Ruff, Redshank, 25x Golden Plover (RPo)  -  Also 34x Little Grebe, 2x Pintail, 74x Wigeon, 24x Shoveler, 18x Gadwall, 50x Pochard, 68x Golden Plover, 150x Lapwing, Dunlin, 14x Curlew, 2x ad YL Gull, 2x Stonechat, 6x Redpoll (DSc)

Gailey Resv
4x Pochard. 70x Linnet (SRi)

Cannock Chase (Abraham's Valley)
12x Crossbill, 100x Redpoll, 40x Siskin, 2x Snipe and 15x Brambling west of Cadet Huts (RSw)
No sign of the Great Grey Shrike so far.

Brookleys Lake
54x Mandarin, (RPo)

Dimmingsdale
76x Mandarin on pool by Earls Rock House (RPo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, Ad Med Gull

Friday, 2 November 2018

Friday 2nd November 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret and Great White Egret still, Jack Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (NGr)

Cannock Chase (Strawberry Hill- Abraham's Valley)
Great Grey Shrike at 11:30 (ABl)

By Steve Edwards


Crossbill by Trevor Dance

Coombes Valley 
Tree Sparrows on the feeders (RSPB)

Berryhill
Barn Owl hunting near Tiddlers Pool at 16:50 also Jack Snipe (RTo, DWa.)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Ruff, 6x Golden Plover, 3x Snipe, 3x Grey Partridge, 9x Pochard, Goldeneye, 16x Wigeon, 11x Teal, 12x Red-legged Partridge (alrewas birder)

Chasewater
2x adult Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Brancote Sewage Works
3x Green Sandpiper, (JSm)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 40x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 4x Shelduck,  2x Pintail, 8x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, 4x Goldeneye(1m), 60x Pochard, 2x (m&f) Peregrine, 130x Lapwing, Ruff, Redshank, 8x Golden Plover, 14x  Curlew, Ad Y.Leg Gull, (m)Stonechat, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
8x Great White Egret and 63x  Little Egret in the roost (Mercian Birding)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thursday 1st November 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still (JJH)

Uttoxeter Quarry
7x Great White Egret still, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler by Willow pool area, (CWa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 13x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 60x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 2x Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, Cetti's Warbler (CWa)  -  Also 2x Barn Owl, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 6x Snipe, 291x Lapwing, 75x Pochard, 20x Wigeon, 18x Shoveler, 5x Goldeneye, 35x Gadwall, 195x Teal, 37x Little Grebe, 2x Shelduck, 5x YL Gull, Common Gull, 30x GBB Gull, 8x Goldcrest, Redpoll (JWo, DSc)


Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Short-eared Owl 12:30 to 12:40 only, 35x Golden Plover 

Middleton Lakes
9x Great White Egret and 64x Little Egret in the roost, also Ruff, 5x Goldeneye on JW (SAt)

Swallow Moss / Revidge
Great White Egret over WSW at 16:30 (DGH)

Chasewater
Adult and 3w Caspian Gull in the roost

Alvecote
Great White Egret, Pink-footed Goose, 7x Goosander, 50x Wigeon (MSc)

Cannock Chase (Abrahams Valley
30x Brambling, 20x Crossbill, 70x Redpoll/Siskin (REy)

Hixon Airfield
186x Golden Plover, 79x Lapwing, 20x Linnet (RCB)

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 2x Pintail, Peregrine, 3x Dunlin, 11x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 2x Redshank, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 75x Golden Plover, Little Egret, (DSc)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 14x Goosander, Little Egret (EFo)

Dimmingsdale
18x Redpoll (TEy)

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Egret, 4x Gadwall, Grey Wagtail (MPa)

Gailey Resv
19x Little Grebe, 10x Red-legged Partridge (IMo)

Brankley Pastures
25x Yellowhammer and a Peacock Butterfly (JWo)

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, (TJa)  -  Also 3x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 5x Dunlin, 9x Curlew, 19x Golden Plover, 220x Lapwing, 11x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3x Pintail, 3x Shelduck, 2x Goldeneye, 64x Pochard, 22x Gadwall, 9x Wigeon, 21x Shoveler, 130x Teal, 233x Greylag Geese, Little Egret, 27x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 20x GBBG, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, 30x Linnet, 250x Pied Wagtail,  Barn Owl, (JWo, DSc,)

Cannock Chase (Strawberry Hill - Abrahams Valley)
100x Brambling, 40x Crossbill, 50x Redpoll, 100x Siskin (ABl)

Middleton Lakes
At least 7x possibly 8x Great White Egret roosted in riverside Willows this evening along with 61x Little Egret also 4x Goldeneye (SAt)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull in the roost also Little Egret, 11x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander 

Essington - Northycote Farm
A single Waxwing flew from the Essington direction and landed in a tree at Northycote Farm -West Mids- (ILy)

Monday, 29 October 2018

Monday 29th October 2018

Westport Lake
Arctic Tern thru (CWa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, Jack Snipe, 4x Stonechat (NGr)

By Craig Bailey

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 2x Goldeneye on JW, (GAWi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Jack Snipe still on south west shore

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Sunday 28th October 2018

Berryhill
7x Whooper Swan over SE at 08:08, 16x Brambling, 7x Crossbill, Redpoll, 3x Golden Plover, 18x Lapwing, 5x Snipe (RTo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
7x Whooper Swan dropped in Blithe Bay at 08:45 (GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Water Pipit (GPr)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler, 3x Goldeneye, 6x Pochard, Redpoll over (SRi)

Knypersley Resv
Crossbill at Lodge Barn Road and a Woodcock flushed (GBr)

Audley Meadows
Long-eared Owl (PDo)

Alvecote
Whooper Swan still on Pretty Pigs (TPe)

Middleton Lakes
5x Whooper Swan -3ad, 2juvs on North pit to 07:54 only, (CLe, MRo, BRi), 2x Great White Egret still (DCo)  - 6x Great White Egret roosted in the riverside willows (Mercian Birding)  -  Goshawk reported North Pit at 11:00 (SCl)

Tittesworth Water
Drake Common Scoter still, 3x Mandarin, 37x Lapwing (per JOa)

Whitemoor Haye
51x Little Egret on main lake, also Ruff with 90x Lapwing near quarry entrance, (alrewas birder)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Egyptian Geese, 2x  Pintail, 50x Wigeon, 32x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 38x Gadwall, Shelduck, 40x GBB Gull, Peregrine, 4x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 11x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 4x Golden Plover, c220 Lapwing, 3x YL Gull, pr Stonechat, 6x Redpoll, 2x Siskin. 7x adult Whooper Swan flew in at 17:02 from the west (from Blithfield) and landed on the lake next to Ashy Pit (DSc)

Cheddleton
2x Crossbill over (DSc)

Ipstones Edge
34x Lapwing (TEy)

Chasewater
2w YL Gull in the roost

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult Caspian Gull in the roost also 40x Goldeneye

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Saturday 27th October 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Lapland Bunting flushed from Admaston Reach then flew towards Blithe Bay,  2x Whooper Swan, (GJM)

Tittesworth Water
3x Whooper Swan, 2x Common Scoter, (WLH, SGi)

Middleton Lakes 
2x Whooper Swan

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Merlin, Crossbill over

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Goldeneye, 43x Shoveler, 3x Goosander, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Little Egret (RPo)

Hulme-Parkhall CP
82x Golden Plover (RTo, DWa)

Westport Lake
Whooper Swan, 19x Pink-footed Geese over, Brambling, Goldeneye (CWa)

Alvecote
2x Great White Egret on Pretty Pigs Pool (TPe)

Whitemoor Haye
Ruff with Lapwing (TPe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit (TPe)  -  Also Little Egret, 4x Shelduck, 4x Pintail, 45x Wigeon, 32x Shoveler, 38x Gadwall, 110x Teal, Peregrine, 30x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, 14x Curlew, 4x YL Gull, 60x GBB Gull, Brambling over (DSc)

Cannock
Adult Caspian Gull at Poplars Landfill -  2x Woodlark on tip mound

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret (BCa)

Rocester JCB
4x Goldeneye on south lake (EFo)

Chasewater
Adult Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull and probable 3w Caspian Gull in the roost

Friday, 26 October 2018

Friday 26th October 2018

Bobbington/Highgate
2x Egyptian Geese, Stonechat, Peregrine (DBa)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Pintail, (SAt)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Whooper Swan at west end

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull (ad,1w,2w)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 120x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 2x Dunlin, 3x Redshank, 11x Curlew, 4x Snipe, 220x Lapwing, 4x Pintail, 62x Pochard, Shelduck, 41x Wigeon, 28x Shoveler, 65x Gadwall, 110x Teal, 46x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 4x Common Gull, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, c30x GBB Gull, 2x Tawny Owl, 25x Linnet (JWo, DSc.)

Stoke on Trent
5x Whooper Swan calling over Hilton Road past Royal Stoke Hospital at 21:07 heading NNW (RGi)

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Thursday 25th October 2018

Cannock Chase
18x Crossbill by the Shooting Butts (PFo)  -  25x Crossbill Abrahams Valley (DBa)

Alvecote
2x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 30x Wigeon (MSc)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, Common Gull (REy)

Middleton Lakes
6x Great White Egret roosted in the riverside Willows along with 46x Little Egret, also 2x Pintail, 7x Egyptian Geese (Mercian Birding)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret and 2x Great White Egret still, also 2x Water Pipit (HFo,SEd,)  -  also 17x Shoveler, 10x Teal (MPa)

Middleton Lakes
4x Great White Egret on Dosthill NR at 12:45  (AndyR)

Cannock Chase
12x Crossbill, Bramblings, Siskins (ABl)

Dimmingsdale
2x Brambling (TEy)

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still still by cattle near M6, also 2x Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 2x Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, (DBa)  -  late afternoon Cattle Egret on Creswell Flash also 4x Water Pipit, (RCB)

Cannock Chase
20x Brambling, 8x Crossbill, 40x Siskin  between Rifle Range corner and Beggars Hill (GLy)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 8x Ruff, Dunlin, 4x Redshank, 10x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 334x Lapwing, Little Egret, 81x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 118x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 18x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 58x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 24x GBB Gull, 20x Linnet, 3x Tawny Owl, (JWo)  -  Great White Egret over Small Meadows

Long-tailed Duck by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret Dosthill NR and North Pit, 4x Pintail Reedbed Pool, 2x Stonechat, 5x Snipe North Pit, Common Gull, Shelduck on JW, Peregrine thru (SAt)  -  Whooper Swan flew into JW at 11:20 (JWi)   -  5x Great White Egret on JW tonight (Mercian Birding)

Knypersley Resv
12x Brambling (SSe)

Monday, 22 October 2018

Monday 22nd October 2018

Tittesworth Water
2x Whooper Swan flew in this morning (SGi)  -  Imm/Fem Bearded Tit from the west hide (DCo per SSe)


By David Collis

By David Collis


Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret from main hide at 11:05 (APr per MBo)  -  Still at 11:25 in tree (ASt)  -  then flew to cattle by Octagonal hide at 12:20 and returned to main hide roost at 18:26  (MBo, APr) - 2x Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Water Pipit near the Octagonal hide ( MBo, APr, DoxeyBirder)

Blackbank
Vis Mig included 26.000x Wood Pigeon over SE, 50x Pink-foots over east at 09:15 and 45x over east at 09:45 also 5x Crossbill over (NDP)

Berryhill
29x Brambling and 7x Crossbill over south this am, also 2x Whooper Swan over SE early afternoon, 4x Stonechat, (RTo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Great White Egret, 14x Whooper Swan, 3x Goosander (EFo)

Hanchurch Woods
30x Brambling from bottom car park (HFo, SEd)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w Caspian Gull, Jack Snipe

Manifold Valley
12x Common Scoter NE along the valley at 18:15 (DGH)

Dimmingsdale
2x Brambling (TEy)

Middleton Lakes
4x Great White Egret North Pit, Stonechat, 4x Snipe on JW, 3x Pintail reedbed pool (JKe)

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018

Aqualate
Black-necked Grebe still (IGr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, drake Pintail, 10x Shoveler, 4x Golden Plover (RPo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck on Ashy Pit, (for its third winter), Black-necked Grebe still, 4x Little Egret, 6x Pintail, 2x Stonechat, 3x Egyptian Geese,  2x Shelduck, 90x Shoveler, c100 Golden Plover, 200x Lapwing, 2x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, Snipe, 6x Curlew, c40 GBB Gull,  3x Y.leg Gull, (DSc)

Stoke
Little Egret on the Trent at Boothen (ASt)

Whittington
Grey Partridge, 6x Brambling, 2x Stonechat (DCo)

i54
78x Skylark, 80x Lapwing, 6x Yellowhammer, (MFo)

Brookleys Lake
44x Mandarin, fem Pintail (RPo)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Stonechat, Jack Snipe (JMa)  -  Also 4x Great White Egret roosted, 4x Pintail (Mercian Birding)

Shareshill - Calf Heath
Yellow-browed Warbler by the Staffs and Worc canal between Moat Lane bridge and Deepmore bridge where the pylon wires cross

Hulme 
35x Golden Plover between Hulme and Parkhall CP (RTo, DWa)

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck on Ashy Pit this evening, Black-necked Grebe (juv) still,  c87x Shoveler, 6x Pintail, x 2x Shelduck, 57x Wigeon, 36x Gadwall, 54x Pochard, Grey Plover heard, 210x Golden Plover, c200 Lapwing, 3x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin,  2x Redshank, 7x Curlew, 8x Ruff, 10x Snipe, Stonechat, 9x Redpoll, Siskin, Brambling over, 74x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 50x GBB Gull, 3x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Common Tern - long staying bird with broken primary (DSc)

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl at 10:15, 12x Brambling, Golden Plover,  (NDP, RTo,)

River Sow Meadows
2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Little Grebe, 56x Wigeon (RSw)

Radford Meadows
Little Egret, 76x Wigeon, 175x Teal, 3x Shoveler (RSw)

i54
Ring-necked Parakeet (MFo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 3x Snipe (JJH,SJH)

Kidsgrove
Ring-necked Parakeet (ALo)



Friday, 19 October 2018

Friday 19th October 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Jack Snipe, 23x Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 90x Lapwing, 

Berryhill
Red Kite over east at 08:50 (RTo, DWa)

Knypersley Resv
Tree Pipit over south, 21x Wigeon, Brambling by Lodge Farm Road (GBr)

Branston GPs
Black-necked Grebe on Ashy Pit, 60x Golden Plover, Redshank, 8x Ruff, 4x Curlew, 10x Snipe, 3x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 250x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 5x Pintail, 3x Shelduck, 53x Pochard, 17x Wigeon, 20x Gadwall, 79x Shoveler, 180x Teal, 3x Egyptian Geese, 67x Little Grebe, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, 2x Common Gull, 30x GBBG, Stonechat (DSc, JWo)


Black-necked Grebe by Jon Woodcock

Pintail by Jon Woodcock

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Water Pipit, 4x Stonechat, 10x Wigeon, 14x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, (CVa, MPa)

Alvecote
Whooper Swan still, Stonechat, Little Egret, 15x Little Grebe (MSc)

Upper Longdon
2x Hawfinch over, 5x Brambling amongst 25x Chaffinch (SWe)

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018

Berryhill
Ring-necked Parakeet over North at 09:20 (RTo, DWa)

Ford Green-Whitfield Valley
30x Golden Plover over south (JJo)

Hanchurch Woods 
15x Crossbill over (NDP)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret still (Dosthill NR and on JW),  4x Pintail, 2x White Wagtail, 2x Stonechat, 4x Goosander, Pochard, Egyptian Goose, 3x Snipe, (SAt) - Also Merlin reported

Chartley
Red Kite on the Stafford Road (EFo)

Tucklesholme
Stonechat by the north lake, 2x Cetti's Warbler along river bank (SGa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 9x Stonechat, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 8x Water Rail, Redpolls, Siskins, No sign of the Cattle Egret (MBo, PDy, DTo)



Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Hatherton Resv
Willow Tit, Cetti's Warbler (SB)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret one north end of Dosthill NR, and the second on JW,  Golden Plover, Pochard and 170x Lapwing  JW and a Green Sandpiper on East scrape, 4x Pintail new reed pool, Redshank Canal Scape, 5x Cetti's Warbler, Goosander,  (SAt)

Trentham Gardens
8x 1w Goosander still on the Trent, 4x Mandarin, 2x Little Egret, Water Rail, 2x Little Grebe (PFo)

Berryhill
Wheatear at the mast, 6x Brambling, 2x Golden Plover, 2x Stonechat (RTo, DWa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Tillington Flash (Doxey Birder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black Tern and drake Common Scoter still

Audley Meadows
180x Linnet, 40x Skylark, 11x Tree Sparrow (PDo)

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Whitemoor Haye
Merlin high over main lake also Short eared Owl before heading off to Elford, 4x Egyptian Geese, 250x Lapwing, 171x Cormorant, (alrewas birder)

Radford Meadows
Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, c100 Teal, 24x Wigeon, 8x Shoveler, 84x Lapwing (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
55x Golden Plover over at 11:45 (MPi)  -  2x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Stonechat, 100x Wigeon, 2x Egyptian Geese, Cetti's Warbler (MSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black Tern, drake Common Scoter

Croxall GPs
2x Egyptian Geese and 3x Goosander on river (alrewas birder)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Wheatear, 5x Stonechat, 2x Snipe, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Mandarin, 10x Water Rail, 2x Swallow (MBo, DTo, DBa)

Branston WP
50x Gadwall, 10x Wigeon (JWo)

Burston
2x Stonechat, Kingfisher, 2x Teal (MPa)

Silverdale CP
Jack Snipe, 29x Snipe (PJo)

Cannock Chase   Pepper Slade - Parrs Warren
Hawfinch, 30x Brambling, Siskins, Redpoll, (ABl)

Branston GPs  (Ashy Pit)
Little Egret, 3x Egyptian Geese, 6x Pintail,  50x Shoveler, c200 Lapwing, 5x Curlew, 2x Ruff, c70 GBB Gull,  2x Stonechat on sheep fence, 
distant view of c600 Starlings murmurating over Sandy Pit (DSc)

Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern this am (per DCa)  -  Common Scoter still (DBa)

Hulme - Werrington
c500x Pink-footed Geese over NW in 4 skeins (DWa)

Westport Lake
9x Whooper Swan over SE at 10:05 (DKe)

Trentham Gardens
8x 1w Goosander on the Trent, Little Egret (PFo)  -  3w YL Gull, 3x Little Egret (DKe)

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret present to 09:45 only, Spotted Redshank on north shore, drake Common Scoter still

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Stint still Admaston Reach with 9x Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, Tad Bay 2x Pintail, 2x Goosander (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret on main lake with 14x Little Egret, Goldeneye, 250x Lapwing, Golden Plover, 80x Linnet (alrewas birder)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great White Egret still, 7x Pintail, Little Egret (RPo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Jack Snipe (RRa)

Branston GPs
Little Egret, 3x Pintail, 65x Shoveler, 40x Gadwall, 26x Wigeon, 86x Pochard, 2x Ruff, 6x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Yellow leg Gull, c80 GBB Gull, Chiffchaff, (DSc)

Trentham Gardens
Ring necked Parakeet again near the bridge also 14x Mandarin (PJS)

Tittesworth Water 
Merlin (JOa)