Saturday, 17 February 2018

Saturday 17th February 2018

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan still opposite Sittles farm, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 183x Wigeon, 14x Pochard, Goldeneye, 19x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 91x Golden Plover. 1000x Lapwing, Stonechat,(@BirderAlrewas) -  Also 9x Egyptian Geese (JJH)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still among the meadows, Little Egret, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Stonechat (@Chris23465)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x first winter Whooper Swan over Blithe Bay at 10:30 (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Oystercatcher, 7x Shelduck, 7x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 47x Teal, 3x Shoveler (@rpintean)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on North Pit, later flew to JW, also on JW  2x Pintail, 8x Shelduck, 3x Oystercatcher, 200x Lapwing, North Pit  9x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, (@atkinson_steve)

i54
Jack Snipe, 2x Goosander, 22x Teal, 27x Yellowhammer, 30x Skylark, 15x Goldcrest, (@i54foz) - Also Green Sandpiper, 105x Lapwing (@i54jamie)

Barton Pit (Hanson's)
Great White Egret (JJH)

Branston GPs
500x Golden Plover, 16x Curlew, 6x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat (@Chris23565)  - Also this afternoon Long-tailed Duck, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover. 3x Oystercatcher, Redshank, 20x Pochard and a Pink-footed Goose flew in (DSc)

Holden Lane
8x Goosander (JJo)

Gailey Resv
3x Oystercatcher, 470x Lapwing, 5x Yellowhammer, Brambling (@TheSnapper1978)

Weaver Hills
2x Red Kite over the trig point (@CartlidgeDen)

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

Alrewas GPs
210x Wigeon, Gadwall, 2x Goldeneye, 30x Goldcrest, 3x Chiffchaff (@BirderAlrewas)

Croxall 
4x Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret (@BirderAlrewas)

Rocester
4x Oystercatcher (TEy)

Burston-Aston
Pink-footed Goose, 60x Snipe, 2x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 19x Wigeon, 115x Lapwing (DCo)

Friday, 16 February 2018

Friday 16th February 2018

Tittesworth Water
2x Little Egret, 9x Pochard, 6x Goosander (@stephengibson42)

Keele University
4x Hawfinch still this morning (@keelebirder)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan still, 500x Golden Plover (@Dumblederry)

Chasewater
2x Iceland Gull (2w and juv), 3x Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Awbridge - Bratch
Green Sandpiper in field between canal locks (@broadwayeight)

Radford Meadows
3x Little Egret, 800x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher,  (@CalebScutt)

Croxall
Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher (@SandraW)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday 15th February 2018

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit still from the Octagonal hide, 2x Oystercatcher, 200x Lapwing, 7x Goosander, 60x Teal, (@grantprice20)

Radford Meadows
1000x Lapwing, 63x Snipe, 400x Wigeon, 200x Teal, Stonechat, 3x Peregrine (@Clive_Davies1)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan still, 374x Wigeon, 17x Goldeneye, 210x Golden Plover, 4x Oystercatcher, 693x Lapwing (DAb)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Pintail, 4x Oystercatcher, 100x Wigeon (MSc)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Great White Egret, 400x Golden Plover, 18x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 750x Lapwing, 4x Goldeneye, 16x Pochard, 100x Teal, 32x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 5x Common Gull, (JWo)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
400x Wigeon, 12x Pochard (JWo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Radford Meadows
408x Wigeon, 300x Teal, 700x Lapwing, Little Egret, 2x Goosander (@Clive_Davies1)

Biddulph Grange
10x Hawfinch still this morning (@PhilLocker)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 2x ad Med Gull in the roost

Monday, 12 February 2018

Monday 12th February 2018

Radford Meadows
724x Lapwing, 260x Wigeon, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, (@CliveDavies1)

Biddulph Grange
6x Hawfinch still (@robjmachin)

Rudyard Resv
3x Willow Tit, 8x Goosander, 31x Teal, 12x Wigeon, 18x Redpoll, 12x Siskin, 2x Water Rail, Little Egret, (SSe)

Doxey Marsh
Ad Med Gull on Creswell flash to 15:45 only also Oystercatcher (@richard_rafe)

Branston GPs
17x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 300x Golden Plover, 5x Ringed Plover, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 500x Lapwing, 4x Goldeneye, 13x Pochard, 13x Shelduck, 22x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 5x Gadwall, 12x Shoveler, 30x Little Grebe, 4x Common Gull (JWo)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 9x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Milford - Swallows Mire
2x Shoveler, 17x Tufted Duck (JHo)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sunday 11th February 2018

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan still, 88x Golden Plover, 1000x Lapwing, 122x Wigeon, Goldeneye, Peregrine (@BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x Oystercatcher, Common Gull, 5x Goosander, 130x Teal, 5x Gadwall, 10x Shoveler, 3x Greenfinch, Peregrine (@grantprice20)  -  Great White Egret still on Creswell Flash at 15:00 (DCo)

Keele University
20x Hawfinch this morning (@keelebirder)

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@TameBirding)

Cannock Chase
20x Crossbill Abraham's Valley (PBa)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret still

Wetwood - Hookgate
Red Kite over the B5026 (ISp)

Branston GPs
400x Golden Plover, 16x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 500x Lapwing, YL Gull, 8x Common Gull, 5x Goldeneye, 15x Gadwall, 11x Pochard (DSc)

Chasewater
2w Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull in the roost

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Saturday 10th February 2018

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan still opposite Sittles farm, 124x Wigeon, Pochard, 9x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, 4x Tree Sparrow, Peregrine (@BirderAlrewas)

Gailey Resv
Pink-footed Geese still, 3x Pochard (@TheSnapper1978)

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@TameBirding)

Chasewater
10x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday 9th February 2018

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still, 4x Stonechat (@ArthurBladon)

Cheadle Hales Hall Pool
At least one Hawfinch still this afternoon (ABa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 16x Curlew, 8x Ruff, 700x Golden Plover, 5x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 800x Lapwing, 13x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 120x Teal, 18x Shelduck, 14x Gadwall, 40x Little Grebe, Little Egret, YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, 30x GBB Gull, (JWo, DSc)

Dimmingsdale
Willow Tit (TEy)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still (GJM)

Cheadle Hales Hall Pool
2x Hawfinch this morning

Biddulph Grange
5x Hawfinch still around the car park (ASt) - 8 at 15:00 (@stephengibson42)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on pool next to hide, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, (@atkinson_steve)  -  Also 9x Oystercatcher

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (RKi)

By Richard Kinson

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
655x Golden Plover, 14x Curlew, 4x Ringed Plover, Redshank, Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 500x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, 12x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 18x Shoveler, 16x Shelduck, 18x Gadwall, 110x Teal, 31x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 70x GBB Gull, (JWo)



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Biddulph Grange
12x Hawfinch still at 09:30 (SSe)

By Steve Seal

Silverdale CP
1st winter Kumlien's Gull still at The Void  (@DKelsall3)

Trentham Gardens
1w Med Gull at north end of lake (@tighthead22)

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@jon_morgan56)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, 500x Golden Plover, (@GeoffSales1) - also Water Pipit, 2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat (@DoxeyBirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Hawfinch still

Cannock Chase
10x Crossbill at Abraham's Valley (JWo)

Chasewater
5x YL Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Trentham
Hawfinch at the Parish church (HF)

Trentham Gardens
2x Hawfinch outside the Seven Arches at 12:20 (RT)

Silverdale CP
Ist winter Kumlien's Gull at The Void (DKe, NDP)


By Dave Kelsall

Silverdale
Ad Iceland Gull at Walleys Landfill (DKe)

Dimmingsdale
100x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:20 (TEy)

Branston GPs
1092x Golden Plover, 18x Curlew, 6x Ruff, 9x Snipe, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 600x Lapwing, 3x Mandarin, 3x Goldeneye, 21x Shelduck, 10x Pochard, 18x Gadwall, 150x Teal, 31x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail (JWo)

Chasewater
7x YL Gull in the roost

Monday, 5 February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
11x Pintail this morning (@paulsmith15363)

Rudyard Resv
Little Egret, 14x Goosander, 56x Teal, Water Rail, 14x Redpoll, (SSe)

Biddulph Grange
One Hawfinch at 13:00 (SSe)

Middleton Lakes
Water Pipit briefly on JW east scape bank

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, GBB Gull, Stonechat, 2x Shelduck (MBo)

Blithfiedl Resv  (WMBC members only)
Egyptian Goose, Peregrine, (@daftoldbirder

Chasewater
2w Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 2x ad Med Gull 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018

Gailey Resv
Pink-footed Goose still N of sailing lake (@TheSnapper1978)  -  also Oystercatcher, Little Egret (RSo)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, 3x Water Pipit still near Octagonal hide, 500x Golden Plover, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat (@TheSnapper1978)

Tittesworth Water
195x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 09:46, another 500x Pinkfoots over NW at13:00 also 9x Whooper Swan, Little Egret (@stephengibson42)

Baldwins Gate
220x Pink footed Geese over NW at 09:30 (RWh)

Newcastle
At least one or possible 2x Hawfinch on the east side of the cemetary (@philjo61)

Croxall
4x Redshank, Little Egret, 34x Pochard, 50x Teal (@jamyt123)

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@TameBirding)

Whitmore Bent Lane
12x Tree Sparrow, Pink-footed Goose and near Lower Hatton 2x Brambling in set a side (@philjo61)

Knypersley Resv
3x Hawfinch at Lodge Barn Road at 09:15, Crossbill over, Little Egret, Woodcock (GBr)

Alton
2x Red Kite over east at 11:00 (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Aqualate
24x Whooper Swan in at midday (JPo)

Whitemoor Haye

2x Whooper Swan still also 9x Egyptian Geese, 136x Wigeon, 7x Goldeneye, 13x Pochard, 2x Goosander, 30x Linnet, 5x GBB Gull (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
2x White-fronted Geese north JW at 15:30 (@julianallen2009)

Hanchurch
11x Crossbill along track from Woodcutters cottage (TRo)

Trentham Gardens
30x Whooper Swan over late morning also 2x Little Egret (CPe)

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

Branston GPs
600x Golden Plover, 16x Curlew, 8x Ruff, Dunlin (@MRPittaway)  -  Also 4x Little Egret, Peregrine, 700x Lapwing, 21 Shelduck (DSc)

Biddulph Grange
Hawfinch still (GHa)

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Gailey Resv
Pink-footed Goose again on sailing lake, Oystercatcher, 2x Brambling (@TheSnapper1978)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan opposite Sittles farm, 113x Wigeon, Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, 11x Goosander, Oystercatcher, (@BirderAlrewas)  -  Great White Egret still from bend behind Sittles farm also Peregrine (@julianallen2009)

Cannock Landfill
2w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull

Tamworth
3x Ruff still off Selker Drive Amington (@TameBirding)

Radford Meadows
85x Pink-footed Geese flew SW at 13:00, 3x Little Egret, 315x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 2x Goosander, Gadwall,  (@RobSwift5)

Baswich
100x Pink-footed Geese over NE at 13:15 (GHa)

Cannock Chase
9x Crossbill in Abrahams Valley (DNe)

Great Bridgeford
3x Green Sandpiper on flooded field off B5405 (@tonyjac_tony)

Rocester
Great White Egret still (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Biddulph Grange
12x Hawfinch still at 14:30 (TRo)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still, Little Egret, 300x Golden Plover, 800x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler (@richard_rafe)

Chasewater
2w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull

Branston GPs
700x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 2x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 600x Lapwing, ad YL Gull, 20x Shelduck, Little Egret, (DSc)

Friday, 2 February 2018

Friday 2nd February 2018

Keele 
3x Hawfinch in trees by the hall (@DWEmley10)

Radford Meadows
Drake Green-winged Teal still from near first signed viewpoint (ISh, @Clive_Davies1)

By Ian Sheridan

River Sow Meadows
189x Wigeon.25x Teal, 77x Lapwing, 4x Little Grebe (@RobSwift5)

Chasewater
2w Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 2x Med Gull in the roost

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Hawfinch still this afternoon

Biddulph Grange
15x Hawfinch at the car park at 14:15 (MJ, SJ)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Thursday 1st February 2018

Biddulph Grange
17x Hawfinch still this morning (@robjmachin)

Cannock Chase
10x Crossbill Abrahams Valley at 10:45 (@Clive_Davies1)

Doxey Marsh
9x Goosander, 3x Shelduck, 14x Shoveler, 40x Teal, Little Egret (@grantprice20)  -  also 2x Pintail, 10x Gadwall, 32x Shoveler, 144x Teal, 350x Golden Plover, Peregrine, 141x Lapwing (MBo)

Chasewater
2w Iceland Gull, 3x YL Gull, 2w Med Gull in the roost

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff roosted on JW at 16:20, 11x Shelduck and a Goosander on North Pit (@atkinson_steve)

Branston GPs
600x Golden Plover, Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 3x Curlew, Oystercatcher, 700x Lapwing, 20x Shelduck, 18x Gadwall, 9x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 41x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler, 230x Teal, 28x Little Grebe, Little Egret, YL Gull, 100x GBB Gull, Peregrine (JWo)  -  Also Stonechat (KJo)

Swallow Moss
Adult Kittiwake dropped in to long grass near a heather bank at 16:40. Still there at dusk and probably roosting, also 4x Red Grouse  (DSc)