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)

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

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


Thursday, 28 June 2018

Thursday 28th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Garganey, 2x Black-tailed Godwit still

Red Kite this morning (MHu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern this afternoon

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

Red Kite over east at 15:10 (RPa)

Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

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

Corn Bunting along Crockington Lane (@broadwayeight)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye (@BirderAlrewas)

Essington Quarry Pool
3x Common Tern (@jasonbeaut1)

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

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

Redshank, Shelduck, 12x Teal (@SteveJTurner76)

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)

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)

Red Kite lingering before drifting north (RCB)

7x LR Plover this evening (RT)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
2x Hobby over JW (@prockmom)

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)

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

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

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

Red Kite over south (@philcollins54)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Saturday 9th June 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill still on JW early morning

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

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

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)

Red Kite over Slindon at 17:22 (DSt)

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

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

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)