Monday, 23 July 2018

Monday 23rd July 2018

Trentham Gardens
Great White Egret still (@DKelsall3)

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Knypersley Resv
Male Goshawk over, also Common Sandpiper (GBr)

Whitemoor Haye
Wigeon, Peregrine, also 12x Grey Partridge reported along the rough track (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Common Scoter, 2x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper

Newcastle
Tree Pipit briefly in trees around St Mark's church Basford (@SteveJTurner76)

Doxey Marsh
4x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Snipe, Mandarin, 4x Little Egret, Peregrine, Water Rail (@andm62)

Trentham Gardens
Great White Egret still on first (north) Island (PBi)

By Phil Jones

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Med Gull still (GJM)

Gailey Resv
15x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin (@TheSnapper1978)

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Saturday 21st July 2018

Middleton Lakes
Sum Plum Ruff North Pit, Avocets, Barn Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 6x LR Plover, juv Common Terns, 2+2 Egyptian Geese, (@atkinson_steve) - Also 3x Green Sandpiper North Pit, 2x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper on JW, (@TameBirding)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret, Ruff, 8x Curlew, Hobby, (@Ochruros)

Bobbington/Highgate
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper at The Mere (DBa)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby also Common Sandpiper, (GBr)

Gailey Resv
6x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Spotted Flycatcher (@TheSnapper 1978)

i54
Fem Redstart (@i54jamie)

Trentham Gardens
Great White Egret in trees on first (north Island) near the Heron colony, (@Take_Ded_Aim)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Med Gull Tad Bay, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 2x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 13x Little Egret, 15x Common Tern (@rpintean)

Gnosall
Redstart in flight this morning (@Staffordbirder)

Berryhill
Male Redstart this afternoon (@nutcracker1965)

Alrewas
7x Green Sandpiper on the Junction Pit (JWo)

Uttoxeter Quarry
5x Green Sandpiper, 4x Common Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, 4x Common Tern (ABa)

Branston GPs
26x Little Egret, 20x Common Tern, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Redshank, Curlew, 2x Snipe, (DSc)


Friday, 20 July 2018

Friday 20th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe at west end, Osprey 11:25 to 11:40 before drifting off, Red Kite at the west end

Doxey Marsh
5x Little Egret, 4x Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common, Sandpiper, Mandarin, (@richard_rafe)

Middleton Lakes
20x Little Egret, Greenshank, Redshank, 4x Snipe

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
14x Little Egret, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Dunlin, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x LR Plover, 3x Curlew, 7x Common Sandpiper, YL Gull, 3x Yellow Wagtail (PCa, THe)

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 15x LR Plover, 5x Little Egret, 50x Common Tern (RCB, et al,)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Common Sandpiper, 6x LR Plover, Ruff, Greenshank, Little Egret, Redshank, Hobby

Bobbington/Highgate
Common Sandpiper at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x ad Avocet (@atkinson_steve)

Doxey Marsh
4x Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 2x Common Tern, 5x Water Rail broods, 2x Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (MBo)

Branston GPs
24x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, 11x Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, Snipe, 7x Pochard, 22x Teal, 8x Shoveler, 33x Little Grebe, 25x Common Tern, 3x YL Gull, (JWo)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Bateswood  
Adult Common Gull at the playing fields (JHu)

Doxey Marsh
4x Little Egret, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 9x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 2x Mandarin, 15x Water Rail including 2 broods, 2x Mandarin (MBo)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Peregrine (@BirderAlrewas)

Uttoxeter Quarry
8x Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, 6x LR Plover, Snipe, 8x Common Tern, 13x Goosander (ABa)

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still, 4x Greenshank, 5x Ruff, (@tonyjac_tony)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
25x Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon, Greenshank, Ruff, juv Goosander

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank North Pit, 2x Snipe, 2x Avocet plus 3x young, 12x Common Tern on JW

Rudyard
Red Kite and Hobby over Barnwood (@HughThetree)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over this morning (JRe)

Silverdale CP
2x YL Gull - adult 4cy and juv (@DKelsall3)

Trentham Gardens
 2x Common Tern

Monday, 16 July 2018

Monday 16th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Pintail at west end, Ruff, Greenshank

Whitemoor Haye
2x Grey Partridge calling, Hobby thru, Peregrine from Sittles farm bend (@BirderAlrewas)

i54
10x Yellowhammer, 250x Swift (@154jamie)

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret in Blithe Bay also 17x Little Egret (MPR, GJM)  -  Also 6x Ruff, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Greenshank, 2x Redshank, 6x Dunlin, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover (PCa, TKe)

Bobbington/Highgate
Redshank at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Gailey Resv
6x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Mandarin (@TheSnapper1978)

Branston GPs
29x Little Egret, 9x Green Sandpiper, 6x Curlew, 5x Ringed Plover, 4x Snipe, 2x Dunlin, LR Plover, 8x Common Tern, 28x Teal, escaped Bufflehead still, (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
3x Green Sandpiper, 6x LR Plover, Redshank, Mandarin (MBo)

Middleton Lakes
Little Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, Avocets, Common Terns, Snipe, (MSt)

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday 14th July 2018

Whitemoor Haye
3x Little Egret on new workings (@BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on North Pit, 20x Little Egret between JW and North Pit, 3x Avocet still, 2x Egyptian Geese (@atkinson_steve)

Stafford
Red Kite over Castle Hill (@allanbcn)

Tittesworth Water
4x Little Egret, 2x Redshank, 8x LR Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern (per JOa)

Branston GPs
33x Little Egret, 2x fem Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Green Sandpiper, 7x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 11x Common Tern, 32x Teal (DSc)

Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday 13th July 2018

Bobbington/Highgate
2x Green Sandpiper at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Middleton Lakes
Spoonbill at North Pit until 19:05 only (news via @Piccalilli123)  -  Great White Egret still, Ruff, 5x Ringed Plover, 10x LR Plover, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper on JW,(@TameBirding)

Trentham
Red Kite over Trentham Hotel (@kevindance2, @cheddletonwild)

Branston GPs
7x Green Sandpiper, 5x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 24x Little Egret, 10x Common Tern, 6x Pochard, 27x Teal, 27x Little Grebe, 2x Yellow Wagtail, escape fem Bufflehead still (JWo, DSc)

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018

Pipe Ridware
Greenshank flew over in direction of Hill Ridware pool (@SteveJTurner76)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x fem Garganey still, Greenshank, 2x Redshank, Ruff, Ringed Plover, 9x LR Plover

Uttoxeter Quarry
Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 7x LR Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, 9x Common Tern (ABa)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Goldeneye, Hobby and a Peregrine over (@BirderAlrewas)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Warslow
Red Kite over drifting NW (@domhall)

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Doxey Marsh
Ruff, Green Sandpiper, LR Plover, Little Egret, Mandarin (@richard_rafe)

Branston GPs
Escape female Bufflehead still, 7x Green Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 7x Pochard, 18x Gadwall, 23x Teal, 25x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 2x Common Tern, 10x Little Egret, (JWo)

The escaped Bufflehead by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
19x Little Egret North Pit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 7x Snipe, 9x LR Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, (@Piccililli123)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Monday 9th July 2018

Trentham Gardens
2x Common Tern this morning (@tighthead22)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black-necked Grebe at west end, 2 fem Garganey still, 2x Ruff

Bottleslow Flash
Common Tern briefly at 07:05 (RT)

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunday 8th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey flew south at 11:30, Red Kite at 09:15, 2x fem Garganey still, 2x Ruff

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
10x Ruff, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Greenshank, 7x Redshank, 4x Dunlin (@TameBirding, @julianallen2009)

Bednall
Red Kite over at 11:30 (JWi)

Branston GPs
10x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2x Common Tern (DSc)

Cellarhead
Red Kite over Leek Road, (PHa)

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x female Garganey still at west end, 2x Sandwich Tern on north shore, Ruff, 13x LR Plover, 10x Common Sandpiper

Middleton Lakes
6x Ringed Plover, 5x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7x Common Tern on JW (@atkinson_steve)

Tittesworth Water
Osprey, Hobby, 2x Little Egret, 7x Common Sandpiper, 6x LR Plover (LHa, CTy)  -  Osprey again mid afternoon (per JOa)

Gailey Resv
3x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin, and Spotted Flycatchers below the dam (@TheSnapper1978)

Alrewas Arboretum
Common Sandpiper along the river and Green Sandpiper on junction pit (JWo)

Branston GPs
14x Little Egret, 2x LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern (DSc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay 4x Greenshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, 12x Ringed Plover, 16x Common Tern, Little Egret, 28x Shelduck, (DSc)

Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday 6th July 2018

Barlaston Downs Banks
Yellowhammer, 2x Spotted Flycatcher (@waynej72)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Garganey still, Ruff, 8x Common Sandpiper, 7x LR Plover

Bobbington
LR Plover at the Mere (@broadwayeight)

Tittesworth Water
Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, 2x Peregrine (@stephengibson42)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Snipe, 3x Mandarin, 9x Common Tern, 10x Goosander (ABa)

Branston GPs
Common Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, 2x Curlew, Redshank, 8x Little Egret, 6x Pochard, 23x Gadwall, 4x YL Gull, Common Tern (JWo)

Common Sandpiper by Jon Woodcock

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Thursday 5th July 2018

Bateswood CP
3x Common Tern briefly (JHu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
50x Black-tailed Godwit on north shore, 2x female Garganey west end

Tittesworth Water
Dunlin, 11x LR Plover, 8x Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern (JOa)

Werrington
Red Kite over at 13:30 (TBr)

Blithfield Resv  (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay 17x sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, 4x Ringed, Plover, YL Gull, 4x Common Term, Little Egret, DSc)

Branston GPs
10x Little Egret, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Curlew, 2x LR Plover, 6x Pochard, 2x Common Tern, (DSc)

Bottleslow Flash
Little Egret, Common Gull, (RT)

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Hanchurch
11x Crossbill this morning (NDP)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Garganey still, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 

Thorswood
Willow Tit (JWo)

Dark Green Fritillary by Jon Woodcock


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill still in Tad Bay also 3x Greenshank, Little Egret (PSw)

Branston GPs
2x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 4x Pochard, 15x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 8x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 19x Little Grebe, GBB Gull, 2x YL Gull (JWo)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018

Tittesworth Water
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Common Tern, 8x LR Plover, 4x Common Tern (RJH, SG)

Black-tailed Godwit by Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Garganey still, Ruff, Ringed Plover, 4x Little Egret

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill still, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret (@DavidBate17, @jsmithy1943)  -  3x Ruff

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Female Garganey still, Redshank, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, Hobby, Goldeneye, juv Yellow Wagtail, (@BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Spoonbill in Blithe Bay (MPR, GJM)  -  Also Greenshank, 3x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper in Tad Bay (MJB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Ruff, Greenshank, 2x Golden Plover, Curlew, Ringed Plover (EFo)

Kidsgrove
Red Kite around the station and then at the old market car park collecting scraps (PGL)

Bradley in the Moors
Yellowhammer (TEy)

By Terry Eyre

Tucklesholme
 Ruff, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x LR Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, (@TameBirding)

Branston GPs
Sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Snipe, 2x Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x YL Gull, 5x Little Egret, Common Tern, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Trentham Gardens
Red Kite over the north end at 15:00 (GH)