Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Tuesday 31st December 2019

                        2019 not a notable year with 208 species recorded in Staffs.
                  Additionally White-fronted Goose was observed on the 30th Nov but not
                  submitted. For the first time I can recall no Turtle Doves were reported.
                  Good birding to all in 2020 and hopefully we may improve the total

Middleton Lakes
Black-tailed Godwit to 08:55 only, 2x Great White Egret, 4x Pintail, 7x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, (SAt)

Dimmingsdale
c750-800 Pink-footed Geese over west, (TEy)

Aqualate
68x Goldeneye this morning, (KHa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 250x Golden Plover, 300x Lapwing, 4x Stonechat, Goosander, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, (DBa, GHa)

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, (CDa)

Whitemoor Haye
Firecrest halfway between bend (pig units) and entrance to the old microlight club, also 31x Egyptian Geese lifted off, (BirderAlrewas)

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

River Sow Meadows
287x Lapwing, 30x Wigeon, (RSw)

Hixon Airport
150x Skylark, Stonechat, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
6x Pintail

Branston GPs
4x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 5x Golden Plover, 117x Lapwing, 73x Pochard. 7x Goldeneye, 74x Wigeon, 72x Teal, 31x Gadwall, 16x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 23x Little Grebe, 7x Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 2x Barn Owl, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, DSc)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Monday, 30 December 2019

Monday 30th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 4x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 250x Lapwing, Peregrine, (KSa) - also 26x Goldeneye on JW, 3x Stonechat, (MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
100x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, 2x Egyptian Geese, Pink-footed Geese, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 20x Gadwall, 68x Teal, 58x Shoveler, 3x Goosander, (GPr)

Hixon Airfield
25x Golden Plover, 35x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, Skylarks, (DBa, JS,)

Whitfield Valley
2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (JJo)

Tittesworth Water
Little Egret, 5x Snipe, 3x Goosander, 3x Common Gull, 32x Siskin, (JMa)

Whitmoor Haye
Male Merlin this morning hunting the area opposite the enrance, 19x Egyptian Geese, 4x Great White Egret on main lake and 4 at Siddles farm, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (CMa, RFe)

Dimmingsdale
16x Woodcock and 4x Mandarin over at dusk, (TEy)

Chasewater
3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Sunday 29th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret, 4x Pintail, 14x Goldeneye

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit still, Great White Egret, 2x Stonechat, (TPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Golden Plover, 26x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 15x Pochard, 48x Wigeon, 34x Teal, Green Woodpecker, (RPo)

Hanley Forest Park
4x Goosander, (AR)

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

Cannock Chase
70x Siskin (MJa)

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Saturday 28th December 2019

Doxey Marsh
2x Common Scoter on Creswell Flash to 10:45 only, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 7x Water Rail, 400x Lapwing, 15x Snipe, Egyptian Geese, 2x Pintail, 22x Gadwall, Goosander, 13x Wigeon, (GPr)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Grey Partridge,  600x Lapwing, 33x Golden Plover, 15x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard,  54x Wigeon, 67x Teal, 11x Gadwall, 4x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Peregrine, c60 mixed flock of Yellowhammer/Reed Bunting, (BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill
Woodcock flushed from behind the old school near small pool, (IBu)

Radford Meadows
Ad YL Gull, 45x Golden Plover, 520x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, 7x Pintail, 5x Goosander, 45x Shoveler, 300+ Wigeon/Teal, Peregrine, (RSw)

Chasewater
2x YL Gull, 

Middleton Lakes
7x Great White Egret in the riverside roost, 12x Goldeneye, 6x Common Gull, 13x Goldeneye, (MercianBirding)

Winkhill
Totally leucistic probable Tree Sparrow, also Willow Tit, 2x Snipe, (DPa)

Per DPa

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper still, (ABr)

 By Andy Britton

Branston GPs
14x Curlew, 4x Ruff, 220x Lapwing, 4x Egyptian Geese, ad YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 64x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 55x Wigeon, 26x Shoveler, 3x Little Egret, Peregrine, Stonechat, (DSc)

Tucklesholme
2x Pochard, 3x Goosander, 18x Teal, Little Egret, Stonechat, (JPa)

Friday, 27 December 2019

Friday 27th December 2019

Cannock Chase
121x Reed Bunting between Katyn memorial and the German cemetary, (CDa)

Hixon airfield
185x Skylark, 25x Golden Plover, Stonechat, 40x Linnet, 12x Reed Bunting, (RSw)

Middleton Lakes
2x GBB Gull, YL Gull, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Goldeneye, Pochard, Stonechat, 4x Water Rail, (MSm)

Westport Lake
Fem Common Scoter, 18x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander,

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Pipit, Pink-footed Goose, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, 31x Gadwall, 2x Water Rail, (SE, HF)

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

Alvecote
Great White Egret, Little Egret, Goosander, (MSc)

Branston
Ring-necked Parakeet over the golf club car park at 11:00, (Anita)

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Thursday 26th December 2019

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 400x Lapwing, Pink-footed Goose, 45x Teal, 28x Gadwall, Chiffchaff, (GPr)

Radford Meadows
4x Little Egret, 51x Golden Plover, 345x Lapwing, Snipe, 4x Pintail, 3x Goosander, 400x Wigeon, 280x Teal, 24x Shoveler, (RSw)

Branston GPs
Fem Common Scoter on Ashy Pit, 4x Ruff, 15x Curlew, 125x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 4x Goldeneye, 36x Pochard, 57x Wigeon, 41x Shoveler, 21x Gadwall, 120x Teal, 9x GBB Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, Peregrine,  23x Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, (JWo, DSc)

Common Scoter by Jon Woodcock

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

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret

Chasewater
Ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull  

Whitemoor Haye
950x Lapwing. 133x Wigeon, 6x Pochard, 13x Goldeneye, 80x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 5x Egyptian Geese, Green Sandpiper, (BirderAlrewas)

Alrewas National Arbouretum
3x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Water Rail, (BirderAlrewas)

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Chatterley Whitfield
Little Egret top end of the valley, (PMo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 2x Ruff, 15x Curlew, 2x Snipe, 127x Lapwing, 4x Goldeneye, 74x Pochard, 39x Wigeon, 12x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 5x Little Egret, 7x Common Gull, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Barn Owl, 4x Tawny Owl, (JWo, Dsc)

Monday, 23 December 2019

Monday 23rd December 2019

Westport Lake
9x adult Whooper Swan on main lake, (DKe)

Great Bridgeford
Ring-necked Parakeet opposite village hall on Newport Road, (NGr)

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

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 58x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 24x Wigeon, 14x Curlew, 2x Ruff, ad YL Gull, 5x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3w Caspian Gull in the roost

Forsbrook
Tawny Owl off Cheadle Road, (AR)

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Pintail, Pink-footed Goose, 150x Golden Plover, (IPh)

Coven Heath sewage works
Chiffchaff, 2x Grey Wagtail, 100+ Pied Wagtail, 2x Goldcrest, (IPh)

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Great Bridgeford
2x Whooper Swan on the flood (birdergaz)

Doxey Marsh
Pink-footed Goose still, 3x Pochard, Pintail, Goosander, 300x Lapwing, Snipe, Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Cuckoo Bank
Lapland Bunting from main track early afternoon then flew over main track and went to ground in scrubby field with the broken down gates also c400 Skylark

Cheddleton
c280 Pink-footed Geese over SE along the Churnet valley at 09:45, (DSc)

Audley Meadows
Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, (JHu)

Knypersley Resv
2x Mandarin, Goosander on resv, Woodcock back of hatchery and on Marshes Hill a Stonechat, (GBr)

Foxley - Dunkirk
c400-500x Pink-footed Geese heading E or SE at 10:10, (per JHu)

Westport Lake
8x Pochard, 3x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, Peregrine, (DKe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
11x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, 60x Lapwing, Stonechat, (SCa)

Gailey Resv
2x Pochard, 19x Golden Plover, (SRi)

Little Haywood
Great White Egret on the Trent  just below Severn Springs car park, (RWh)

Slitting Mill
15x Goosander on Horns pool, (JPe)

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

Tamworth
2x Pink-footed Geese over Ventura park at 16:00, (PAn)

Branston GPs  - Wellies essential
Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 25x Little Grebe, 2x Egyptian Geese, 106x Pochard, 24x Gadwall, 6x Goldeneye, 35x Wigeon, Goosander, 12x Shoveler, 15x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock, 3x GBB Gull, 4x Common Gull, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, c2000x Starling, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3w Caspian Gull in the roost

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019

Cannock Tip
2x Caspian Gull, 

Uttoxeter Quarry
Ad YL Gull, 10x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, 12x Pochard, 120x Wigeon, 53x Teal, Peregrine, (RPo)

Hixon Airfeld
141x Skylark, 69x Linnet, Stonechat, 236x Golden Plover, (RSw)

Baldwins Gate
3x Brambling, (RWh)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret. 4x Egyptian Geese, 37x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 32x Wigeon, 15x Curlew, 54x Lapwing, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, (DSc)

Branston WP
56x Wigeon, 44x Gadwall, 2x Goosander, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, (DSc)

Enville
7x Egyptian Geese flew from the Mere, (DBa)

Friday, 20 December 2019

Friday 20th December 2019

Tittesworth Water
32x Snipe, 11x Lapwing, 3x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 5x Common Gull, 2x Willow Tit, 11x Siskin, (SG)

Chasewater
2w Caspian Gull, c5000x Starling in the roost,

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Thursday 19th December 2019

Gailey Resv
14x Pochard, Goldeneye, (PCo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, Great White Egret, 8x Little Egret, 15x Curlew, 42x Lapwing, 5x Goldeneye, 78x Pochard, 393x Teal, 48x Wigeon, 28x Shoveler, 6x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, 25x Little Grebe, c8000x Starling in the roost, (JWo)

Chasewater
Peregrine from the south shore, (KWh)

By Keith Whitehouse

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, 500x Lapwing, Pink-footed Goose still, (HKi)  -  also 150x Golden Plover, (RRa)

Ford Green
Little Egret, 3x Goosander, (JJo)

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

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

Lichfield
6x Goosander off Common Lane, Fradley Park, (GHa)

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019

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

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 9x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 53x Lapwing, 8x Snipe, 7x YL Gull, 8x Common Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Goldeneye, 92x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 34x Gadwall, 120x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 31x Little Grebe, c8000x Starling, Green Woodpecker, Muntjac Deer, (JWo)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Monday, 16 December 2019

Monday 16th December 2019

Whitmore Bent Lane
60x Snipe, 230x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 40x Reed Bunting, 12x Tree Sparrow, Water Rail, 30x RL Partridge, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, (KSa)

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sunday 15th December 2019

Doxey Marsh  (WeBS count)
9x Goosander, 53x Shoveler, 35x Wigeon, Pintail, 3x Gadwall, 2x Water Pipit, 450x Golden Plover, 450x Lapwing, 8x Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Common Gull, (GPr, MBo, RRa, WeBS team)

Radford Meadows   (WeBS count)
344x Lapwing, 204x Teal, 196x Wigeon, 7x Shoveler, Goosander, Common Gull, Egyptian Goose, (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 

Tittesworth Water
17x Common Gull, 3x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, 4x Snipe, 11x Lapwing, 2x Willow Tit, (JOa)

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

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 60x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 140x Teal, 40x Wigeon, 80x Lapwing, 13x Curlew, 22x Little Grebe, c10,000 Starling, (DSc)

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Saturday 14th December 2019

Cresswell
Jack Snipe, 17x Snipe, 65x Skylark, 30x Reed Bunting, 10x Yellowhammer, (NDP)

Tittesworth Water
32x Common Gull, Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, 31x Wigeon, 13x Snipe, 12x Lapwing, Willow Tit, (SG, WLH, IB, CT,)

Whitemoor Haye
Long-tailed Duck at the arm of the lake viewable from visitor centre also 15x Goldeneye, (DAb)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 4x Goosander, 7x Goldeneye, (SAt)

Aqualate
5x Water Rail, 12x Goldeneye, 40x Wigeon, 62x Gadwall, (RSw)

Branston GPs
12x Curlew, Golden Plover, 24x Little Grebe, Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese, 60x Pochard, 40x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, Grey Wagtail, (DSc)

Branston WP
50x Wigeon, 60x Gadwall, 4x Pochard, 7x Goosander, Water Rail, (DSc)

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost, also a Little Egret thru,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Friday 13th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 6x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 3x Egyptian Geese, Goosander, (DCo)

Gailey Resv
Ad Med Gull briefly, 12x Pochard, (HKi)

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

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck on Ashy pit, Common Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 20x Lapwing, 6x Goldeneye, 31x Pochard, 72x Wigeon, 200x Teal, 24x Shoveler, Goosander, 2x Gadwall, ad Caspian Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, 5x Common Gull, 6x GBB Gull, 6x Little Egret, 26x Little Grebe, 2x Stonechat, (JWo)

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Thursday 12th December 2019

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull and 2x Caspian Gull in the roost

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Doxey Marsh
Golden Plover and Lapwing flocks, 2x Little Egret, Chiffchaff, (DEm)

Radford Meadows
8x Snipe, 70x Lapwing, 4x Goosander, Little Egret, (IWi)

Grindon-Ladyside farm
Red Kite

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Snipe, 342x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 6x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 30x Wigeon, (MSc)

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull and ad YL Gull in the roost,

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great Northern Diver flew off early morning.

Branston GPs
12x Curlew, 4x Goldeneye, 26x Wigeon, 21x Shoveler, 82x Pochard, 160x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Little Egret, 29x Little Grebe, Common Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 30x Linnet, (JWo, Dean)

Monday, 9 December 2019

Monday 9th December 2019

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler still mid morning, also Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Goosander, (etal)

By Rob Bendelow

Doxey Marsh
3x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, PF Goose, Pintail, 5x Pochard, Common Gull, 3x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

Belvide Resv WMBC members only
Great Northern Diver at dusk from Gazebo hide

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Sunday 8th December 2019

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler still at Junction Pit, Great White Egret over, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, (BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
2x Common Gull, Great White Egret, 8x Goldeneye, 7x Pochard, Goosander, 3x Stonechat, 211x Lapwing, (KSa, MSm)

Siverdale CP
7x Goosander, (PCa)

Newcastle - Lyme Valley Park
200+ Greenfinch in the roost near the football ground (MPa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull,

Alrewas GPs
Green Sandpiper, 10x Pochard, 78x Wigeon, 10x Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, (BirderAlrewas)

Whitemoor Haye
900x Lapwing, 14x Pochard, 15x Goldeneye, 23x Wigeon, 29x Shoveler, Chiffchaff, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 70x Wigeon, 42x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 15x Curlew, Common Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, c4000 Starling, (DSc)

Catholme (from Millennium bridge)
200x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 5x Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper, (DSc)

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler still at Junction pit, (TPe)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret - 3rd bird flew south, 3x Pochard, Green Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, 3x Stonechat, (DCo, SAt)

Hixon Airfield
305x Golden Plover, 84x Skylark, 2x Stonechat, 66x Linnet, (RSw)

Weston-Amerton meadow flood
5x Ruff, ad YL Gull, 207x Lapwing, (RSw)

Gailey
5x Pochard, 125x Lapwing, 12x Little Grebe, (IMo)

Tittesworth Water
Whooper Swan, 12x Snipe, 23x Common Gull, 4x Goosander, 3x Barnacle Geese, 2x Willow Tit, (SG, WLH, IB, CT,)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, (JAl)

Branston GPs
 Marsh Harrier thru, Merlin, Peregrine, Ruff, 15x Curlew, Jack Snipe, 12x Snipe, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 65x Lapwing, 8x Little Egret, 6x Goldeneye, 48x Pochard, 300x Teal, 101x Wigeon, 4x Egyptian Geese, 2x Stonechat, YL Gull, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (CEc, DSc

Alvecote
Drake Pintail on Pretty Pigs

Tucklesholme
3x Little Egret, 4x Pochard, 1500x Starling thru, 2x Goosander, (DSc)

Branston WP
20x Gadwall, 36x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, (DSc)

Friday, 6 December 2019

Friday 6th December 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 7x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, Stonechat,

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 4x Goosander, 15x Shoveler, 150x Lapwing, (IWi)

Doxey Marssh
2x Water Pipit, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose, Egyptian Goose, 2x Goosander, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, (SE, HF)

Water Pipit by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs
Redshank, 3x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 16x Snipe, 357x Lapwing, 88x Wigeon, 59x Pochard, 12x Shoveler, 29x Gadwall, 296x Teal, 3x Goldeneye, 28x Little Grebe, 5x Common Gull, Little Egret, c4000 Starling, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Bottleslow Flash
Jack Snipe, 27x Lapwing, (RTo)

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler still, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, 4x Chiffchaff, 3x Stonechat, (CEc)

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Thursday 5th December 2019

Doxey Marsh
2x Water Pipit, Pink-footed Goose, Egyptian Goose, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Pochard, 24x Gadwall, 46x Shoveler, 54x Teal, Water Rail, (GPr)

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler still at the Junction Pit this morning, (MSm)

Alvecote
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Pochard, Goosander, (MSc)

Ford Green
Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, (JJo)

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Alrewas Arbouretum
Yellow-browed Warbler heard twice at Junction pit but not seen, (MSm)

Dimmingsdale
13x Woodcock over at dusk (TEy)

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Alrewas Arboreutum
Yellow-browed Warbler still on south side of junction pit at 10:00, (GJM)  -  also Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 3x Chiffchaff, 12x Goldcrest, Peregrine, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

By Jon Woodcock

By Jon Woodcock

Tittesworth Water
A Diver species reported late morning, (NGr)  -  No sign this afternoon also Barn Owl, 3x Pochard, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Goosander, (SG, CT)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Pink-footed Goose, Egyptian Goose Creswell Flash, 2x Water Pipit, 3x Little Egret from Hexagonal hide, 8x Snipe, 5x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, 3x Cett's Warbler, Goosander, 50x Lapwing,  (HKi, DBa)

Chasewater
13x Goosander, 5x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 20x Lapwing, (CMa)

Westport Lake
8x Goosander, 8x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, (DKe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Short-eared Owl at dusk, ad Med Gull in the roost, Common Sandpiper still

Catholme (viewed from the footpath to the Arbouretum)
Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 8x Goosander, 150x Wigeon, Little Egret, (JWo)

Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

Alrewas Abouretum
Probable Yellow-browed Warbler again on west side of woods at junction pit, also 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Chiffchaff, 12x Goldcrest, 3x Snipe, Common Gull, (JWo)

YBW by Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
The drake Hooded Merganser of unknown origin has returned to the pool opposite the activity centre, Little Egret, Peregrine, Goldeneye, 15x Yellowhammer, 2x Stonechat, Barn Owl,  (DBa)

Tittesworth Water
Ringtail Hen Harrier at 13:55, 5x Pochard, 5x Goosander, 3x Common Gull, 3x Willow Tit, 15x Siskin, (SG, CT)

Doxey Marsh
Pink-footed Goose, Great White Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 2x Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 3x Stonechat, 2x Goosander, 18x Wigeon, (SE,HF)

PF Goose By Steve Edwards

Alrewas GPs
3x Chiffchaff, 8x Goldcrest, (JWo)

Catholme
2x Stonechat, (JWo)

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019

Doxey Marsh
Fem Red-breasted Merganser flushed off the River Sow on the bend near the Octagonal hide also Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Water Pipit, Egyptian Goose, 6x Pochard, 240x Lapwing, 37x Snipe, 2x Goosander, 17x Gadwall, 15x Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Gailey Resv
70x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:30, probable 1w YL Gull in ploughed field NE of the bridleway, 5x Pochard, 15x Golden Plover, Goosander, Water Rail, (SRi)

Bateswood CP
Flock of 6x Little Egrets over south at 09:47, (JHu)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 31x Shoveler, 71x Gadwall, 143x Wigeon, 3x Pintail, 14x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 3x Stonechat, 2x Yellowhammer, (MSm)

Dimmingsdale
90x Pink-footed Geese over SE at 10:30 (TEy)

Alrewas
Probable Yellow-browed Warbler on Junction Pit, (BirderAlrewas)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Little Egret, 11x Goldeneye, 15x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 31x Shoveler, 150x Lapwing, Goosander, Peregrine, 80x Linnet, 2x Stonechat, 2x Egyptian Geese, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrows, (BirderAlrewas)

Croxall GPs
Pink-footed Geese, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 66x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, (BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
2x ad Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, (JAl)

Westport Lake
15x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, YLG, (DKe)

Berryhill
2x Stonechat still, 4x Snipe, (IBu)

Branston GPs (Small Meadows Pit only)
Green Sandpiper, 6x Snipe,  (per Dean) - also 28x Little Grebe, 2x Egyptian Geese, 88x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 140x Teal, 10x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 18x Wigeon, Peregrine, 15x Curlew, 150x Curlew, 14x Golden Plover, 3x ad YL Gull, Stonechat, (DSc)

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Saturday 30th November 2019

Radford Meadows
Drake Goldeneye, Goosander, 250x Wigeon, 320x Teal, 38x Shoveler, 2x Little Egret, 5x Snipe, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water
White-fronted Goose briefly at 09:30 before flying east, 3x Barnacle Geese, 5x Goosander, 10x Snipe, 550x Jackdaw, Little Egret, (SG, WLH)

Trentham Gardens
2x Goosander, (PBi)

Alrewas
Bird calling late afternoon at the Junction Pit thought to be a Yellow-browed Warbler, (JWo)

Perton Pool
Water Rail, (JAs)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday 29th November 2019

Whitemoor Haye
850x Lapwing, 10x Goldeneye, 18x Pochard, 13x Goosander, 3x Little Egret, 2x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, c100 Linnet, Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrow, Peregrine, 2x Egyptian Geese, GBB Gulls, (BirderAlrewas)

Doxey Marsh
2x Chiffchaff by main hide, (DEm)  -  2x Great White Egret, 6x Stonechat, (HF, SE)

Middleton Lakes
Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Stonechat, Great White Egret, 2x Pochard, (SAt)

Trentham Gardens
5x Little Egret, 8x Gadwall, 3x Little Grebe, (HF, SE)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese, 65x Pochard, 100x Teal, 3x Goldeneye, 20x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 15x Wigeon, 15x Curlew, 180x Lapwing, 11x Golden Plover, Snipe, 2x ad YL Gull, Common Gull, Stonechat, (DSc)



Thursday, 28 November 2019

Thursday 28th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 5x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, 3x Pochard, Common Gull, 2x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Branston GPs
5x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 12x GBB Gull, 15x Curlew, 266x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye. 93x Pochard, 21x Wigeon, 28x Gadwall, 21x Shoveler, 150x Teal, Little Egret, 33x Little Grebe, c4000x Starling, (JWo)

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Sandpiper, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, 3x Goosander, c7500-10000 Starlings

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
Jack Snipe flushed from beside JW west path, 33x Snipe, 3x Pintail, 2x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, (MSm)

Branston WP
12x Goosander, 45x Gadwall, 25x Wigeon, - Barton Marina 6x Pochard, (JWo)

Hoarcross
Peregrine, (JWo)

Bottleslow Flash
YL Gull, 2x Goosander, 2x Snipe, (RTo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Common Scoter south of the causeway, 5x Goldeneye, 22x Goosander, (RCB)


Monday, 25 November 2019

Monday 25th November 2019

Chasewater
20x Goldeneye, 18x Goosander, Pochard, 65x Lapwing

Barton North Pit
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Chiffchaff, (CEc, Dean)

Middleton Lakes
Green Sandpiper, 5x Goosander, Great White Egret, 2x Goldeneye, (SAt)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 30x Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Water Rail, Stonechat, 100x Lapwing, Egyptian Goose, (DBa)

Branston GPs
Ad Caspian  Gull, 3x YL Gull, 11x GBB Gull, Common Gull, Dunlin, Ruff, 15x Curlew, 156x Lapwing, 12x Snipe, 88x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 106x Teal, 28x Little Grebe, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 1000+ Starling, (JWo)

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday 24th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
Pink-footed Goose Dosthill NR, Great White Egret JW then flew west, Pochard, Goldeneye, Stonechat, (KSa)

Elford
Ad YL Gull east of Elford viewable from A513, (TPe)

Knypersley Resv
Chiffchaff, 2x Mandarin, 4x Goosander, Willow Tit, (GBr)

Barton North Pit
Probable male Smew viewed from opposite side of the road from Tuckleshome car park, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (Dean per JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Little Gull off the dam

Chasewater
11x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, Goosander, 58x Lapwing, (CMa)  -  3w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Cuckoo Bank
c250-330x Skylark

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret over also 2x Little Egret, (JWo)

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Silverdale CP
4x Common Gull, 2x Jack Snipe and 30x Snipe on The Void, (PJo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, Pochard, 14x Snipe, 70x Lapwing, Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Egyptian Geese, (GPr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Goldeneye, 35x Golden Plover, (RPo)

Cannock Tip
2x ad and a 3w Caspian Gull

River Sow Meadows
3x Goosander, 146x Wigeon, 211x Teal, 124x Lapwing, (RSw)

Radford Meadows
Little Egret, 7x Goosander, 197x Teal, 158x Wigeon, 28x Shoveler, 222x Lapwing, GBB Gull, (RSw)

Branston GPs
15x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 25x Snipe, 100x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Tittesworth Water
Peregrine, Common Gull, 5x Goosander, 8x Snipe, 26x Siskin, Redpoll, (SG, IB, CT,)

Chasewater
3w Caspian Gull, ad YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost,

Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday 22nd November 2019

Middleton Lakes
3x Ruff on JW to 09:55 only, 6x Goldeneye, Pintail, 4x Snipe, Great White Egret, (MSm)  -  also 2x Pochard, 2x Stonechat and a flyover Egyptian Geese, (SAt)

Doxey Marsh
2x Great White Egret, (NGR)

Whitemoor Haye
14x Pink-footed Geese at 13:15, (CEc)

Croxall Lakes
Brambling, Redshank, Little Egret, Goosander, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Trentham Gardens
2x Pochard, Goosander, (MJW)

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

Branston GPs
6x Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 17x Curlew, 159x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 87x Pochard, 63x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 32x Little Grebe, c4500x Starling, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 175x Wigeon, 250x Teal, 22x Shoveler, (CDa)

Shareshill
173x Pink-footed Geese over Hollybush garden centre at 15:42, (BirderGaz)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull,

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Stonechat, (SAt)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Whooper Swan, Great White Egret, (DAb)

Tittesworth Water
Peregrine, (IFa)

Chasewater
2x ad Caspian Gull and YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
3x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 235x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 98x Teal, 77x Pochard, 37x Little Grebe, Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, (JWo)

YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Dimmingsdale
7x Woodcock over at dusk, (TEy)

Knypersley Pool
2x Mandarin by the bridge, (JMT)

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Madeley
Little Egret on stream below sewage works, (TJa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Creswell Flash, (SPe)

Leek
Red Kite over Sainsburys mid day, (IB)

Enville
2x Pink-footed Geese still behind glamping place The Mere, (DBa)

Westport Lake
24x Goosander, (BCa)

Branston WP
11x Goosander, 6x Pochard, 25x Wigeon, 36x Gadwall, (JWo)

Barton Marina
Goosander, 4x Pochard, (JWo)

Monday, 18 November 2019

Monday 18th November 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper still, Water Rail, 3x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 

Enville
2x Pink-footed Geese behind Mere Hall also Green Sandpiper, (DJa)

Branston GPs
Ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 21x GBB Gull, Common Gull, 17x Curlew, 208x Lapwing, Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 83x Pochard, 19x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 19x Shoveler, 46x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 36x Little Grebe, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, c4000x Starling, (JWo)

Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sunday 17th November 2017

Radford Meadows
250x Wigeon, 300x Teal, 30x Shoveler, 100x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, (CDa)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler still, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, (IMo)

Berryhill, 
Woodcock flushed from pool at end of Mossfield  Road at 11:40, Short-eared Owl flew in from Parkhall at 12:15, (IBu)

Knypersley Resv
Brambling and Willow Tit by the castle, 40x Lesser Redpoll by Gawtons, (GBr)

Stoke on Trent
150x Pink-footed Geese NE over Tunstall, (RBl)

Audley
160x Pin-footed Geese east over Cross Lane at 13:47, (JHu)

Tittesworth Water
5x Whooper Swan over at 08:00, 6x Goosander, (JOa)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 3x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, 126x Wigeon, (RSw)

Branston GPs
2x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 90x Pochard, Dunlin, 70x Lapwing, 14x Curlew, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
7x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, c800 Lapwing, Little Egret, Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrows, -  flooded field viewed from Sittles farm bend, 113x Wigeon, 2x Egyptian Gesse, (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Caspian Gull at the west end

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Wychnor
Great White Egret again on floods just south of large farmhouse on side of A38, (BirderAlrewas)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret on JW, 2x Egyptian Geese Dosthill NR, (SAt)  -  Bittern flushed from riverside, (HAr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Whooper Swan early am, (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
14x Whooper Swan flew east at 10:35, 180x Wigeon, 64x Teal, 7x Goosander, 14x Snipe, Water Rail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Stoke on Trent
45x Pink-footed Geese over Porthill early afternoon, (KSt)

Westport Lake
24x Goosander, Goldeneye, Willow Tit, (BCa)  -  Firecrest, (NJS per BCa)

Cannock Tip - Fairlady Coppice
Ad Caspian Gull, YL Gull

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull,  YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water
3x Goosander, 3x Barnacle Geese, 14x Snipe, 2x Common Gull, 3x Willow Tit, 12x Siskin, (SG, WLH, 1B, CT,)

Dimmingsdale
65x Pink-footed Geese SE at 15:00, (TEy)

Friday, 15 November 2019

Friday 15th November 2019

                Middleton Lakes  -  car park closed due to flooding on the reserve.  
Burston - the footpath from the village alongside the stream to the pond by the river is closed.    

                   
Tittesworth Water
13x Whooper Swan, and 500x Pink-footed Geese over mid morning, (IB, IF)

Stafford
200x Pink-footed Geese over SW. (MFo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Purple Sandpiper on north shore at west end

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan, Common Scoter, (GJM)

Chatterley Whitfield
Little Owl and Barn Owl this evening, (PMo)

Chasewater
2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
2x Dunlin, 17x Curlew, 235x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 84x Pochard, 17x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler, 50x Teal, 18x Gadwall, 3x Egyptian Geese, 38x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 3x Tawny Owl, (JWo, Dean)

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Thursday 14th November 2019

No news so far today

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Whitemoor Haye
12x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 700x Lapwing, 8x Grey Partridge, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, Little Egret, (BirderAlrewas)

Croxall 
Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, 61x Teal, (BirderAlrewas)

Chasewater
29x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 63x Lapwing, (CMa)

Berryhill
435x Pink-footed Geese over NE in two skeins, (DWa)

Cannock Chase (dry pits area)
2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, Siskin flock, (DBa)

Trescott Ford
2x Green Sandpiper, CVa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Parkhall CP - Hulme
37x Golden Plover

Monday, 11 November 2019

Monday 11th November 2019

Wychnor
Great White Egret on River Trent as viewed from the A38, (BirderAlrewas)

Gailey Resv
Black-necked Grebe off south side of the sailing lake, (PCo)

Admaston
Barn Owl in Steenwood Lane at 15:40, (PBe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2w Caspian Gull,

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x fem Common Scoter still from the causeway east side, (BPu)

Tittesworth Water
3x Barnacle Geese, Snipe, Common Gull, Kingfisher, (SG, IB)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

Knypersley Resv 
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:50, (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w Caspian Gull 13:00 to 13:55 only

Branston GPs
25x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 30x Shoveler, 24x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, Water Rail, 17x Curlew, 130x Lapwing, 2x Green Woodpecker,  2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Silverdale CP
Stonechat, Willow Tit, (PCa_

Chasewater
2x Dark-bellied Brent Geese over north, and in the roost 2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x Common Scoter from the causeway, (AMa)

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Gailey Resv
Bittern flushed from the S side of sailing lake at 07:55 then landed in reeds by hide, Goldeneye, 16x Golden Plover, Water Rail, (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret east scrape, Woodcock Dosthill NR, (SAt)

Aqualate
1st w drake Scaup, Black-necked Grebe and a very late Swallow (IGr)

Branston GPs
17x Curlew, Redshank, 130x Lapwing, 20x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 15x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 15x Little Grebe, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
Common Gull, 10x Snipe, (SG, WLH, IB)

Friday, 8 November 2019

Friday 8th November 2019

Enville
7x Whooper Swan on The Mere to 10:20 only, (DBa)

Berryhill
c450 Pink-footed Geese over in four skeins 07:50 to 09:44, (DWa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Common Sandpiper still

Dimmingsdale
200x Pink-footed Geese over SE at 11:45, Red Kite over west at 12:15, 220x Pinkfoots over SE at 16:00, (TEy)

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

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
19x Common Scoter (one drake), (GJM)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 3x Ruff, 180x Lapwing, 16x Curlew, Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 102x Pochard, 26x Wigeon, 22x Gadwall, 52x Shoveler, 45x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 31x Little Grebe, YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, Stonechat, 50x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 4x Tawny Owl, (JWo)

Chasewater
2x Goldeneye, (KWh)

Aqualate
Black-necked Grebe, (PJo)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, 4x Goldeneye, Golden Plover, 47x Snipe, Stonechat, (MSm)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, 5x Brambling, (CSm)

Berryhill
c200x Pink-footed Geese over at 08:00, (RTo, DWa)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Tittesworth Water
c600 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 10:00, (JOa)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 5x Ruff, 17x Curlew, 130x Lapwing, Snipe, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 19x Wigeon, c111 Pochard, 35x Shoveler, 11x Gadwall, c30x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Little Egret, 26x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, probable 2w Caspian Gull, 10x GBB Gull, 3x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1w YL Gull

Gailey Resv
Egyptian Goose, Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 

Brancote STW
Green Sandpiper, (JSm)

Monday, 4 November 2019

Monday 4th November 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Tittesworth Water
2x Mandarin, Snipe, Grey Wagtail, (SGi)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, Bittern, 4x Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, Stonechat, (MSm)

Chasewater
1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019

i54-Pendeford Hall Lane
4x Grey Partridge, (JDu)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 114x Teal, Green Sandpiper, Brambling, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, Common Sandpiper, 

Chasewater
4x Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, Pochard, 2w YL Gull, ad Med Gull

Brookleys Lake
117x Mandarins, (RPo)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still Abrahams Valley

Whitemoor Haye
3x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 6x Snipe, 16x GBB Gull, Yellowhammer, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, Egyptian Geese, 45x Shoveler, 111x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, Peregrine, 3x Water Rail, 70x Lapwing, Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 17x Curlew, Green Woodpecker, 3x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, c4000 Starling roosted, (DSc)

Dimmingsdale
9x Mandarin, (RPo)

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Whitemoor Haye
c500 Lapwing, 7x Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 2x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, 8x GBB Gull, (BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Cuckoo Bank
2x Great White Egret flew over north, 30x Yellowhammer, 2x YL Gull, Woodcock, Green Sandpiper

Gailey Resv
Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, Water Rail, (SRi)

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

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at north end of Abrahams Valley, (RSw)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 66x Pochard, 45x Shoveler, Peregrine, 40x Lapwing, c3500 Starling, (DSc)

Tucklesholme
2x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, (DScuild

Catholme
New build class A1 "Tornado" this morning

By Jon Woodcock

Friday, 1 November 2019

Friday 1st November 2019

Chasewater
Lapland Bunting flew north along west shore at 12:20 also 4x Goldeneye  -  Ad YL Gull and 2x ad Med Gull in the roost

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abrahams Valley

Tittesworth Water
7x Whooper Swan over this morning, (SG)

Middleton Lakes
Juv Hen Harrier 15:30 to 15:53,  4x Goosander, 85x Snipe, 2x Common Gull, (MSm)  -  6x Great White Egret and 62x Little Egret in the riverside roost, (MercianBirding, MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, 2x Whooper Swan,

Whitemoor Haye
400x Lapwing, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammers, (BirderAlrewas)

Consall
3x Fem Goosander on the fishing pool,

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 60x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 5x Goldeneye, 123x Pochard, 71x Shoveler, 80x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 47x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, Common Gull, 3x YL Gull, 9x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 4x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 121x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 86x Wigeon, 136x Teal, (RSw)

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Thursday 31st October 2019

Blackbank
Hawfinch over at 07:00. (NDP)

Berryhill  -  (122)
Great White Egret over east, (RTo, DWa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter still, (GJM)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still on Strawberry Hill and later on the clearfell, (HKi)

Middleton Lakes
6x Great White Egret and 60x Little Egret in the riverside roost, Goldeneye on JW north, Barn Owl, (SAt)

Elkstone Hill
2x Peregrine over south, (DGH)

Whitemoor Haye
Golden Plover, 13x Lapwing, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, Yellowhammer, (BirderAlrewas)

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Fem Common Scoter, (GJM)

Knypersley Resv
Swallow at 07:10, 2x Willow Tit by castle, (GBr)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still, (RSt, CMa)  -  male Hen Harrier still also 2x Crossbill, (RSt)

Chasewater
9x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, Ad Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 

Gailey
Goldeneye, (CMa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
4x fem Common Scoter, Ad Little Gull, Black-necked Grebe still, imm Merlin, 

Blackbank
170x Pink-footed Geese  over, also 2150x Fieldfare, 1540x Redwing and 10x Brambling over, (NDP)

Berryhill
116x Pink-footed Geese over also 2553x Fieldfare, (RTo, DWa)

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still from main track below Haywood Warren, (RCB, etal)

Blackbank
620x Pink-footed Geese in six skeins 08:55 to 09:25, (NDP)

Berryhill
5x Whooper Swan over east at 08:50 also 330x Pink-footed Geese in 4 skeins, 1308x Redwing and 1108x Fieldfare NW, (RTo, DWa)

Swallow Moss 
Red Kite over, (DGH)

Knypersley Resv
Barn Owl at 08:50 by castle, female Mandarin on lake, 207x Fieldfare north, (GBr)

Penkridge
Little Egret, Goldeneye off Teddesley Road, (MWi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x fem Red-breasted Merganser to 16:15 only

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still,17x Curlew, 14x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 44x Lapwing, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)  -  also 131x Pochard, 71x Gadwall, 79x Shoveler, 142x Teal, 67x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 4x Goldcrest, (JWo)

Trentham Gardens
2x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, (DEm)

Monday, 28 October 2019

Monday 28th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Gannet briefly in Blithe Bay, fem Merlin on the dam, (GJM)

By GJ Mant

By GJ Mant
Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still between Haywood Warren and Strawberry Hill.

By Steve Edwards

By Steve Edwards

Enville 
Swallow at Mere farm, (DJa)

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret in the riverside roost, (SAt)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sunday 27th October 2019

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike at Haywood Warren, (GJM)

Aqualate 
2x Whooper Swan, 2x imm Marsh Harrier, 4x Pintail, 30x Pochard, (IGr, KHa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret and Great White Egret still, 80x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, 6x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x juv Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, 3x Whooper Swan

Radford Meadows
97x Wigeon, 124x Teal, 28x Shoveler, 2x Gadwall, (CDa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Pintail, 10x Shoveler, 25x Wigeon, 50x Teal, Goosander, 4x Golden Plover, 2x Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Knypersley Resv
Drake Mandarin, 3x Willow Tit, (GBr)

Berryhill - (121)
Short-eared Owl briefly and a Treecreeper, 2x Stonechat still, (IBu)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck and Cattle Egret still, 7x Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Peregrine, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

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

Whitfield Valley
2x Stonechat, 2x Redpoll, Chiffchaff, (JJo)

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

Gailey Resv
1w fem Scaup from sailing club shelter, (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret still on the flood, 20x Shoveler, Goosander, 25x Lapwing, (RSw)

Berryhill
Short-eared Owl quartering the fields from the end of Mossfield Road at 18:05, (IBu)
30x Wigeon

Doley Common
Fem Marsh Harrier, 180x Teal, 60x Snipe, (VSm)

Chasewater
Ad Caspian Gull and 2x YL Gull in the roost

Trentham Gardens
Dipper, Goosander, Little Egret, (SE, HF)

By Steve Edwards

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret with 66x Little Egret in the riverside roost, c50 Snipe, 13x Goosander, (MercianBirding)

Whittington farm
Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, 2x Brambling, 100x Chaffinch, (JLi)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 4x Little Egret, 50x Shoveler, 15x Curlew, Snipe, 2x Water Rail, 5x GBB Gull, Barn Owl, (DSc)

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret thru south, 3x Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, (DSc)

Friday, 25 October 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still Ashy pit and the Cattle Egret still in the nearby sheep field, 11x Little Egret, 58x Golden Plover, 3x Ruff, 6x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 13x Curlew, 148x Lapwing, 13x Snipe, 2x Pintail, Goldeneye, 103x Pochard, 160x Teal, 62x Shoveler, 6x Gadwall, 55x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, 66x Collared Dove,  (DSc, JWo)

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret, and 62x Little Egret in the riverside roost, (MercianBirding)

Berryhill
8x Brambling, 181x Chaffinch over, (NDP, RTo, DWa)

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Thursday 24th October 2019

Cannock Chase
Ringtail Hen Harrier still near Ansons Bank  at 08:50, (DBa)  -  also male Hen Harrier still, (CDa)  -  Ringtail at dusk from Chase Corner CP, (HKi, JWo)  -  40x Pink-footed Geese over, 4x Stonechat,  (JWo)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 48x Snipe on JW, 6x Stonechat, 5x Cetti's Warbler, (SAt)

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret on BMI scrape, 90x Lapwing, 30x Shoveler, (DEv)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, Little Egret, (RRa)

Chasewater
Adult Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull, 9x Goosander

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret still, 13x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 18x Snipe, Redshank, 80x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, 4x Mandarin, Goldeneye, 5x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, (CEc)

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Cannock Chase
Ringtail Hen Harrier still,  CEc, HKi,)  -  also male Hen Harrier in Sherbrook Valley

Prescott STW
Little Egret, Stonechat, (CVa)

Brocton HR pool
3x Goosander, (KPo)

Tamworth
Black Redstart on rooftops in Thompson Ave, (per MPr)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret still, (SRo)

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday 22nd Octobewr 2019

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck and Cattle Egret still, 2x Ruff, (TJa, DRo, CEc, GB,)  -  also 3x Goldeneye, 2x Pintail, Redshank, 13x Curlew, 5x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, 3x Stonechat, (CEc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Fem Scaup from Forward hide, (TJa, DRo, mjw, GB,)

Trentham Gardens
5x Egyptian Geese, 17x Mandarin, 2x Gadwall, Little Egret, (RTo)

Cannock Chase
Fem Hen Harrier off Chase Road Corner at 16:15 (KRP)  -  still at 17:20 off Ansons bank being chased by a Peregrine, (GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 20x Snipe, 4x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Golden Plover flock over M6, (CVa)

Cuckoo Bank
Stonechat, Redpoll, big movement of Skylark, (CMa)

Middleton Lakes
3x Cattle Egret and 47x Little Egret in riverside roost tonight, (MercianBirding)

Morridge-Elkstone
5x Golden Plover, (JOa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still


Monday, 21 October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

Radford Meadows
Whooper Swan, 41x Shoveler, (RSw)  -  Great White Egret, (HKi)

Middleton Lakes
Marsh Harrier over JW, 3x Great White Egret North Pit, 7x Whooper Swan on JW, (KSa)

By Karl Sargent

Tittesworth Water
2x Goldeneye, 7x Whooper Swan going east, 12x Wigeon, Snipe, (SG, IB)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Berryhill
Vismig - 1520x Fieldfare, 653x Redwing, Ring Ouzel, Golden Plover, Curlew, 8x Siskin (RTo, DWa)

Blackbank
Vismig - 1408x Redwing, 368x Fieldfare, 7x Redpoll, 2x Siskin also 2x Jack Snipe and 2x Stonechat present, (NDP)

Dimmingsdale
16x Goosander, 20x Fieldfare, (TEy)

Morridge
210x Pink-footed Geese heading east late afternoon, 100x Fieldfare and 100x Redwing thru, (DGH)

Tucklesholme 
Fem Goosander, (SB)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Caspian Gull in the roost, Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 30x Golden Plover, 13x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (DBa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck and Cattle Egret still, 7x Little Egret, Redshank, Ruff, 13x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 77x Lapwing, 12x Snipe, Pintail, 62x Pochard, 4x Wigeon, 69x Shoveler, 39x Gadwall, 183x Teal, 66x Little Grebe, Common Gull, 3x GBB Gull, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, (JWo)

Redshank by Jon Woodcock

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whooper Swan SE over the dam, (MPR, GJM)

Berryhill
c50x Pink-footed Geese over east at 09:35, (RTRo, DWa)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck and Cattle Egret still, (BirderAlrewas)  -  also 54x Little Grebe, 2x Egyptian Geese, Pintail, 20x Wigeon, 10x Gadwall, 120x Teal, 64x Shoveler, 70x Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Water Rail, 75x Lapwing, 3x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 10x Snipe, 12x GBB Gull, 1w Common Gull, 3x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Cuckoo Bank
3x Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2x Stonechat, Grey Partridge, 100x Skylark, 20x Yellowhammer

Tucklesholme
2x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Golden Plover, c300 Lapwing, 5x Egyptian Geese, Goosander, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (PJo)

Tittesworth Water
c250 Pink-footed Geese over NW at 10:10, (JOa)

Chasewater
5x Goosander, 4x Pochard, (CMa)

Middleton Lakes
2x Little Egret, 50x Linnet, Stonechat, 200x Lapwing, (MSc)  -  Marsh Harrier at 17:30, (JAl)

Radford Meadows
3x Whooper Swan on the floods at 16:00 also Great White Egret, (CDa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 6x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

By Steve Edwards

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, c500 Lapwing, Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, 40x Linnet, (BirderAlrewas)

Westport Lake
100x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 13:00 also Willow Tit, (BCa)

Croxall 
Great White Egret, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear still

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Middleton Lakes
3x Cattle Egret left the roost this morning, (MercianBirding)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Ring Ouzel in stubble field on west lane track then flew to trees also a Wheatear still,

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, 6x Little Egret, 7x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 32x Shoveler, 700x Lapwing, Tree Sparrow, 80x Linnet, Cetti's Warbler, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret and Long-tailed Duck still, Great White Egret Ashy Pit, 7x Little Egret, Pintail, 3x Ruff, 12x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 20x Snipe, Stonechat, Peregrine, (DSc)

Radford Meadows
2x Pintail,170x Teal, 40x Wigeon, 10x Shoveler, Goosander, 65x Lapwing, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water
6x Goosander, 40x Lapwing, (JOa, LH, IB)

Friday, 18 October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Radford Meadows
Great White Egret, (DEv)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 2x Stonechat, 20x Snipe, (SAt)  -  Marsh Harrier over North pit and later Dosthill NR, 3x Cattle Egret and 2x GWE in riverside roost at 18:00, (MercianBirding)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret and Long-tailed Duck still, Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 12x Snipe, 117x Lapwing, 2x Pintail, 79x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, 47x Shoveler, 151x Teal, 33x Gadwall, 51x Little Grebe, 6x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 3x YL Gull, 6x GBB Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Migrant Hawker, Comma, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
Wheatear and 3x Stonechat this morning,

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Berryhill
Vismig from 07:30, amongst common migrants moving over were 1612x Redwing, 636x Starling, 559x Jackdaw, 413x Meadow Pipit, 24x Lapwing, 77x Chaffinch, 29x Skylark, 33x Pied Wagtail, 6x Redpoll, 12x Siskin, Swallow, House Martin, 2x Fieldfare, (RTo, NDP, DWa)

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Rock Pipit over the causeway, (GJM)

Whitemoor Haye
Grey Plover over at 09:50, 2x GBB Gull, 120x Lapwing, 40x Skylark, 20x Yellowhammer, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 5x Swallow, 11x Shoveler, (CEc)  -  7x Red-crested Pochard, Great White Egret, Greenshank, (DAb)

Cannock
Red Kite circling over Buxtons on A34 at 09:15, (KSm)

Westport Lake
Great White Egret circling at 10:45, (SGi)

By Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 8x Snipe

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still Ashy pit, Cattle Egret still in sheep field, 6x Egyptian Geese, 2x Stonechat, 6x Little Egret, (CEc)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret still, Little Egret, Peregrine, 3x Stonechat, (SE, HF, CRy)

By Steve Edwards

Staffs

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tuesday 15th 0ctober 2019

Elkstone Hill
2x Merlin, (DGH)

Middleton Lakes
30x Snipe, Common Gull, 4x Stonechat, (KSa)

Branston GPs
Fem Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, (CEc)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 4x Stonechat, Water Rail, 27x Siskin, Willow Tit, (NDP)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Stonechat, 2x Swallow, Common Gull, Water Rail, (DBa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2w Caspian Gull, Black-necked Grebe still, 2x Greenshank, 3x Rock Pipit, 2x Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 


Monday, 14 October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret on main lake, Cetti's Warbler, (BirderAlrewas, CMa)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret, still in sheep field at Ashy pit, 5x Little Egret, Stonechat, Egyptian Goose, (CEc, CMa)  -  also fem Long-tailed Duck back on Ashy pit for its 4th winter, Ruff, 41x Lapwing, Pintail, 49x Pochard, 2x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 201x Teal, 74x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 54x Pied Wagtail, (JWo)

Long-tailed Duck by Jon Woodcock

Silverdale CP
c100 Pink-footed Geese over west

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still

Stretton
Barn Owl over Vernon Lodge at 06:55, (JSm)

Tittesworth Water
80x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, 2x Willow Tit, 13x Wigeon, (SG, IB)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, (MLe)

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

Doxey Marsh
Water Pipit at Octagonal hide, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Mandarin, 209x Snipe flushed by a Fox, 100x Lapwing, 8x Cetti's Warbler, 10x Water Rail, Swallow, Sand Martin, 6x Gadwall, 7x Shoveler, (MBo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe still, imm/fem Scaup, 4x Rock Pipit landed on southwest shore at 15:20

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Rock Pipit on the causeway briefly, (GJM)

Morridge
68x Golden Plover near the Mermail, (JOa)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret still in Ashy pit sheep field also 4x Little Egret, 6x Curlew, Egyptian Goose, 2x Barnacle Geese, (DSc)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 380x Lapwing, Golden Plover, 46x Shoveler, 3x Goosander, 13x Teal, Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, (BirderAlrewas)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Imm Scaup on pit by the slip road, 3x Jack Snipe, 50x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, Stonechat, (ABa)

Whittington Farm
10x Stonechat, Peregrine, (JLi)

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Saturday 12th October 2019

Whitemoor Haye
3x Great White Egret, 18x Little Egret, also drake Hooded Merganser of unknown origin at 08:40, (DAb)  -  2x Goldeneye, 3x Swallow, Golden Plover, 20x Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, (BirderAlrewas)

Tittesworth Water
4x Whooper Swan, 9x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, 67x Lapwing, (SG, WLH, IB, CT)  -  30x Pink-footed Geese over at 10:15, (JOa, SF)

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret still in sheep field at 09:45, (CEc)  -  also 5x Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 65x Little Grebe, Pintail, 36x Shoveler, 18x Gadwall, 250x Teal, 67x Pochard, 8x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 54x Skylark thru, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, 3x Migrant Hawkers, (DSc)

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler c50 yards east of the hide, (IMo)

River Sow Meadows
40x Wigeon, 2x Gadwall, 55x Teal, 50x Lapwing, (RSw)

Cannock Chase
60x Pink-footed Geese east over the Stepping Stones, (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 28x Golden Plover, 20x Snipe, juv Peregrine, 

Hanford
Peregrine on incinerator chimney at 11:20, (ASt)

Biddulph
2x Swallow over, (SSe)

Audley Meadows
5x Swallow, Stonechat, 2x Grey Wagtail, (PDo)

Friday, 11 October 2019

Friday 11th October 2019

Branston GPs
Cattle Egret on Ashy Pit sheep field, 2x Little Egret, 4x Green Sandpiper, 6x Curlew, Snipe, 5x Lapwing, Pintail, 58x Pochard, 6x Wigeon, 52x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 212x Teal, 59x Little Grebe, 2x GBB Gull, 30x Pied Wagtail, c500x Starling, Migrant Hawker, (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
3x Great White Egret and 23x Little Egret roosted riverside, Pintail, 6x Goosander, Stonechat, 2x Common Gull, 50x Snipe, (MercianBirding)

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Thursday 10th October 2019

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

Kings Bromley
Red Kite over SE at 11:00, (SSt)

Berryhill
Whinchat, 5x Stonechat

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Westport Lake
Drake Common Scoter still

Berryhill
80x Pink-footed Geese over east at 08:45, vismig - 608x Redwing,  77x Pied Wagtail, 13x Swallow over. Present Whinchat, 2x Stonechat, (RTo, DWa)

Middleton Lakes
2x Stonechat, 3x Pintail, 24x Snipe, 240x Lapwing, (MSc)

Branston GPs
3x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, 60x Shoveler, 160x Teal, 2x Water Rail, 12x Curlew, 3x Lapwing, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x YL Gull, 12x GBB Gull, 2x Swallow, 30x Pied Wagtail thru south, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Cattle Egret on the dam, (GJM)

By GJ Mant

Westport Lake
Drake Common Scoter still, (DKe)

Branston GPs
Ruddy Shelduck, Pintail, 9x Wigeon, 71x Pochard, 8x Gadwall, 190x Teal, 45x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 73x Little Grebe, 8x Curlew, 50x Lapwing, 4x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, Common Gull, GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Migrant Hawker, 3x Small White, Red Admiral, 6x Pipistrelle Bat, (JWo)

Great Bridgeford
Hobby over the A5013 at 17:15, (RSw)

Trentham Gardens
23x Mandarin, 2x Little Egret, 4x Gadwall, (RTo)