Monday, 1 January 2018

Monday 1st January 2018

                   West Midland Bird Club Stafford Branch Meeting on Tuesday 2nd January
                                            A talk on Scilly Pelagic Magic by Jim Almond                                                                 At Perkins Social Club Tixall Road, Stafford ST163UB
                                                         19:30 for a 19:45 start
Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Hawfinch flew south from plantation at 08:30 and from car park this afternoon

5x Hawfinch at St Werburgh's church at 09:15 (@rpintean) - up to 6 present at 12:00

By Terry Eyre

Hawfinch in Yews at church car park (@percywiseman)

Hawfinch at the church (@Birdin43)

Uttoxeter Quarry
200x Golden Plover, Dunlin, 2x Gadwall (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret on North Pit (JJH) - 4x Great White Egret flew off to roost also 22x Goosander roosted North Pit (@Piccalilli123)

Stoke on Trent
40x Pink-footed Geese over Royal Stoke hospital at 13:00 (JBr)

2x Hawfinch at St Peter's church at 13:15 (@Malk2k12)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret, 52x Golden Plover, 97x Wigeon, 19x Pochard, Goldeneye, 4x Grey Partridge, 700x Lapwing, 8x Tree Sparrow, 3x Yellowhammer (@BirderAlrewas)

Hanchurch Woods
22x Crossbill, 3x Brambling, 88x Siskin (HF, SE)

National Arboretum
Cetti's Warbler at Junction Pit (@BirderAlrewas)

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 5x Goosander, c400 Lapwing (@CliveDavies1)

2x Hawfinch (@scaupface)

Tittesworth Water
80x Siskin, 5x Redpoll, 5x Pochard, 8x Snipe (@stehengibson42)

Branston GPs - 71 species
100x Golden Plover, 18x Curlew, 8x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 3x Snipe, 44x Gadwall, 100x Teal, 2x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 120x GBB Gull, Stonechat (DSc)

2x ad YL Gull, 2x ad Med Gull in roost, 2x Little Egret flew north