Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 25x Golden Plover, 7x Goosander, 550x Lapwing, 6x Snipe, 7x Shoveler, (GPr)  -  Also 4x Little Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 2x Stonechat, Common Gull and the Short-eared Owl from 15:58 (DoxeyBirder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Lesser Scaup still (GJM)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike on west side of Strawberry hill (TPh)  -  8x Crossbill at Abraham's Valley (CVa)

Alvecote
Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, 5x Shelduck, (MSc)

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

Wolseley Bridge
Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, 20x Wigeon (CVa)

Jackson's Bank
2x Little Egret (JWo)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Cannock Chase
Grey Grey Shrike again on clearfell in Abraham's Valley (ABl)

Ford Green
2x Goosander, 6x Redpoll, Snipe (JJo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
 Red-necked Grebe, the 3x Cattle Egret went to roost

Red Street
7x Whooper Swan over late afternoon heading south (JMa)

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

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 6x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 18x Curlew, 80x Lapwing, 6x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, 8x Wigeon, 21x Shoveler, 22x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 204x Teal, 27x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, GBB Gull, Common Gull, Stonechat (m), Cetti's Warbler, c20,000 Starling (JWo)

Monday, 21 January 2019

Monday 21st January 2019

Morridge
Very long skein of Pink-footed Geese over SW (DGH)

Dimmingsdale
22x Raven over east (TEy)

Rocester
15x Goosander on RCB south lake also Little Egret (AGo)

Bobbington
2x Egyptian Geese with Grey Lag in field at The Mere (DBa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult and sub adult Caspian Gull (GJM)

Barton under Needwood
36x Skylark at end of Bar Lane (JWo)

Barton Marina
Oystercatcher, 15x Wigeon, 3x Pochard, 5x Little Grebe (JWo)

Barton WP
Oystercatcher, 8x Shoveler, 2x Little Grebe (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret,  also male Merlin at 15:30 (DoxeyBirder)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull in the roost

Ford Green 
Water Rail on the lake (JJo)

Trentham Gardens
Little Egret, 2x Shoveler (CPe)


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sunday 20th January 2019

Caverswall
100x Pink-footed Geese NW over (BBo)

Rocester
Redhead Smew still JCB south lake (IBu)  -  12x Goosander (TEy) - also 150x Pink-footed Geese over (BCa

Tucklesholme
2x Whooper Swan circled then flew off west (MYa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
32x Whooper Swan going west at 09:15 (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry
20x Whooper Swan over NW at 10:00 also 125x Golden Plover, 14x Goosander, 8x Shelduck, Peregrine (RPo)

Cresswell
220x Skylark, 40x Yellowhammer, 55x Reed Bunting, 11x Snipe (NDP)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, 6x Egyptian Geese, 120x Golden Plover, 3x Peregrine, 2x Brambling, 3x Tree Sparrow (JAl)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
31x Pink-footed Geese circled at 14:50, Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still

Gailey Resv
Cetti's Warbler still, Oystercatcher, 106x Golden Plover, (SRi)

Westport Lake
33x Goosander, Goldeneye, 26x Pochard, Willow Tit (BCa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull, ad Med Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 18x Shelduck, 25x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 16x Curlew, 8x Ruff, Snipe, 20,000 Starling (DSc)

Doxey Marsh
6x Jack Snipe, 107x Common Snipe, 2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, 4x Water Pipit, 18x Pink-footed Geese, 4x Stonechat, 25x Golden Plover, 800x Lapwing, 70x Teal, 3x Gadwall, 12x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, Water Rail (GPr, MBo)

Silverdale
A single Waxwing at Church Lane in Rowan by the flats (TRo)

River Sow Meadows
Green Sandpiper, 10x Wigeon, 4x Grey Wagtail, 2x Tawny Owl (RSw)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe, 3x Cattle Egret left their roost, 2x Whooper Swan flew west at 11:40

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 6x Goosander, 400x Lapwing, Little Egret, (GPr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad fem Lesser Scaup still off the causeway (JHu) - also Whooper Swan along Newlands Lane at 10:30 (SRi)

Combridge
110x Pink-footed Geese over west at 10:15 (RPo)

Rocester
Redhead Smew still on JCB south lake (andym)

i54
Jack Snipe, 6x Common Snipe, Stonechat, 4x Grey Wagtail, (JDu)

Trent Vale
100x Pink-footed Geese over Tesco at 12:30 heading north (RGi)

Aqualate
41x Goldeneye, 272x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 4x Shoveler, Goosander, Marsh Tit, 40x Siskin (RSw)

Brookleys Lake
77x Mandarin Duck (RPo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still, 7x Ruff, 3cy YL Gull (Kay) - also 7x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 24x Shoveler, 16x Shelduck, 12x Wigeon, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, c20,000 Starling (DSc)

Burston-Aston
2x Willow Tit, Goosander, 4x Wigeon, Shelduck, 300x Lapwing (STu)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 2x ad Med Gull, 4x YL Gull


Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

Rocester
Redhead Smew still on JCB south lake (PFo)

Middleton Lakes
10x Stonechat north pit, 2x Great White Egret, 14x Goldeneye on JW,

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad fem Lesser Scaup still off the causeway (PFo)

By Richard Berry

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 8x Egtptian Geese, 7x Goosander, Stonechat (DSc)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull

Branston GPs
8x Ruff, 4x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 22x Curlew, 535x Lapwing, 24x Shelduck. Goldeneye, 26x Wigeon, 34x Shoveler, 18x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 239x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 25x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 3x YL Gull, 12x GBB Gull, 3x Common Gull, Barn Owl (JWo, DSc)

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday 17th January 2019

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Water Pipit, Common Gull, Stonechat, 4x Goosander, 40x Golden Plover (GPr)

Codsall
3x Waxwing on Rowan outside Blunts Shoes on Station Road at 10:55 (BelvideBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret in Blithe Bay (GJM)

Cannock Chase
20x Crossbill at Abraham's Valley (DVi)  -  Great Grey Shrike still still on Strawberry Hill (DPi)

Crossbills by Trevor Dance

Chasewater
Little Egret, 5x Goosander, 2x Pochard (CMa)  -  Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull and ad YL Gull in the roost

Rocester
Redhead Smew still on south lake also 14x Goosander (SWe)

Hednesford-Pye Green
Waxwings still although absent for long periods (SWe)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 8x Ruff, 5x Redshank, 22x Curlew, 350x Lapwing, 14x Shelduck, Goldeneye, 4x Egyptian Geese, 24x Shoveler, 32x Wigeon, 28x Pochard, 16x Gadwall, 150x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 23x Little Grebe, 3w Caspian Gull, 2x Yellow-legged Gull, 6x Common Gull, 16x GBB Gull, c20,000x  Starling, Chiffchaff (JWo)

3w Caspian Gull by Jon Woodcock

Barton Marina 
Little Egret (JWo)

Cellarhead
Barn Owl near Moorville Hall at 20:15 (BBo, JBo)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Lesser Scaup still off the causeway (JSp, RRo, IGr)

Berryhill Botteslow Flash
Ad Caspian Gull at 13:50 also 2x Goosander (RTo)

Trentham Gardens
50x Greenfinch in yews by iron bridger (TJa)

Cannock Chase
30x Crossbill in Abraham's Valley (IGr)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Cattle Egret roosted tonight, also Red-necked Grebe still

Hanchurch Woods
18x Brambling still at the feeding station (DKe)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still at Abraham's Valley (TJa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 450 Lapwing, 11x Goosander, Common Gull (GPr)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Lesser Scaup still off the causeway (HKi)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, 15x Curlew, 5x Ruff, 4x Redshank, Oystercatcher, YL Gull, 2x Egyptian Geese (CEc)

Barton Marina
Oystercatcher, 50x Wigeon, 3x Pochard (JWo)

Alrewas
Merlin and Little Owl in meadows to the north also Little Egret, 4x Goosander on river/canal (BirderAlrewas)

Monday, 14 January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019

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

Westport Lake
Little Owl still, Willow Tit, 8x Goosander (PFo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult female Lesser Scaup still off the causeway  -  3x Caspian Gull, ad, sub ad, 1w in the roost (GJM)

By Jon Woodcock

By Jon Woodcock

Rocester
Redhead Smew still on JCB south lake also 25x Goosander (NDP)

Hednesford-Pye Green
11x Waxwing still opposite Bradbury Court (PPe)

By Chris Snook

Wolseley SWT
5x Goosander (GTo)

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

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sunday 13th January 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe, 3x Cattle Egret and a Little Egret left their roost at 08:43, 2x Caspian Gull in the roost

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult female Lesser Scaup again off the the causeway (MPR,GJM)  -  Also 3w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 6x Common Gull, 20x GBB Gull, 11x Shelduck, 16x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye (JWo)

Hednesford-Pye Green
11x Waxwing still at Bradbury Lane opposite Bradbury Close (MCh)

Gailey Resv
20x Pochard, Water Rail, 50x Linnet (SRi)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, Little Egret, Jack Snipe, 11x Snipe, 7x Goosander, Common Gull (GPr)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit, also Goldeneye, Ruff, Redshank (RPo) - Also 2x Little Egret, 9x Shelduck, 24x Wigeon, 20x Shoveler, 16x Curlew, 3x Ruff, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 2x ad YL Gull, 4x Common Gull (DSc)

Radford Meadows
396x Wigeon, 76x Teal, 4x Goosander, 2x Shoveler, 41x Lapwing, Little Egret (CDa)

Whitemoor Haye
8x Great White Egret from road (BirderAlrewas)

Elford
Whooper Swan still from the A513 (JAl)

Bateswood
8x Common Gull, Goosander (GSa)

Rocester
Redhead Smew on JCB south lake but flew south at 15:39 also 12x Goosander (R. Powell)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Bewick's Swan at 16:05 with 8x Whooper Swan (R. Powell)

Bewick's Swan by Richard Powell

Whooper Swan by Richard Powell

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

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Saturday 12th January 2019

                                      3rd Staffordshire Birders Conference
                                              Sunday 10th March 2019
                                    Connecting Birders across Staffordshire
                                     Oulton Village Hall, Kibblestone Road
                                              Oulton, Stone, ST15 8ND

For tickets and further information please contact Geoff Sales on 01782 618152 or 07397 169452 also at - sgeoff31@gmail.com

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret on river, 69x Wigeon, 5x Goldeneye, 12x Pochard. 12x Shoveler, 3x Yellowhammer, 3x Egyptian Geese, Brambling, (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe, 3x Cattle Egret, Little Egret

Hednesford-Pye Green
11x Waxwing at Bradbury Lane (NNa)

Westport Lake
2x Goldeneye, 22x Goosander, 34x Pochard, Willow Tit (JMa) - Little Owl, still (PLo, BCa, LCa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, 400x Lapwing, 40x Golden Plover, 8x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 2x Water Rail, (GPr)  -  Short-eared Owl this afternoon (DJS)  -  Woodcock by the Octagonal hide at 16:00 (REy)

Knypersley Resv
Willow Tit by old hatchery, 2x Brambling, 4x Redpoll, 6x Goosander (GBr)

Cudmore
Green Sandpiper, Willow Tit (PJo)

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck still on Ashy Pit (BirderAlrewas)  -  Also 2x Egyptian Geese, 11x Shelduck, 40x Wigeon, 25x Shoveler, 2x Goldeneye, 20x Curlew, Redshank, 5x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Ad YL Gull, 4x Common Gull, Tawny Owl, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 30x Linnet (DSc)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Glaucous Gull in the roost

Kings Bromley-Yoxall
Barn Owl over A513 at 19:56 (Birder Alrewas)

Tittesworth Water
Woodcock, Pintail, 74x Teal, 15x Wigeon, 5x Pochard, 7x Goosander, Little Egret, 24x Snipe, 32x Lapwing, GBB Gull, (SG, WLH, IB, CT)

Friday, 11 January 2019

Friday 11th January 2019

Hednesford-Pye Green
10x Waxwing still at Bradbury Lane (JJO)

Radford Meadows
342x Wigeon, 38x Teal, 4x Shoveler, 5x Lapwing on BMW scrape (CDa)

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

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, ad Iceland Gull, 4x ad YL Gull in the roost

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 6x Ruff, Redshank, 20x Curlew, 627x Lapwing, 16x Shelduck, 23x Pochard, 9x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 39x Wigeon, 18x Gadwall, 160x Teal, 20x Little Grebe, 4x Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 30x GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Tawny Owl, c20,000 Starling (JWo)

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

Hednesford-Pye Green
10x Waxwing still at Bradbury Lane (SWe)

Middleton Lakes
Chiffchaff, Stonechat by inlet bridge, 2x Snipe, Cetti'sWarbler, 4x Shelduck on JW, 2x Egyptian Geese, Goldeneye (Dosthill NR (SAt)

Barton Marina
YL Gull, 40x Wigeon, 4x Pochard, 3x Shoveler, 2x Goosander, Shelduck (JWo)

Branston WP
70x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, Shelduck (JWo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler (JOa)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Trentham Gardens
Med Gull, Goldeneye, Goosander, 2x Little Egret, 3x Mandarin (RTo)  -  also 2x Dipper north end, 3x Kingfisher (DKe)

Westport Lake
2x Goldeneye, 9x Goosander (SGi)

Cannock Chase
Abraham's Valley17x Crossbill, 12x Redpoll also Bramblings at the trig point (DBa)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 11x Goosander, 5x Shelduck (NDP)  -  Short-eared Owl from 16:10 (NGr)

Chasewater
Juv Glaucous Gull, Ad Iceland Gull, 3x Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, 

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 6x Ruff, Redshank, 70x Golden Plover, 16x Curlew, 400x Lapwing, 9x Shelduck, 36x Pochard, 19x Shoveler, 52x Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 120x Teal, Goldeneye, 22x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull (ad), 5x Yellow-legged Gull, 2x Common Gull, 44x GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, c20,000x Starling (JWo)

Yellow-legged Gull by Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
3x Grey Partridge, 12x Brambling, 185x Lapwing (GSt)

Croxall GPs
8x Snipe, 2x Redshank, 2x Goldeneye, 30x Wigeon (GSt)

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Doxey Marsh 
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 8x Goosander (DBa)  -  Also 300x Golden Plover (Doxey Birder)

Hanchurch Woods
21x Brambling, 2x Crossbill (DVi, NDP)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe, 3x Cattle Egret still

Hednesford-Pye Green
Now 10x Waxwing on Bradbury Lane (HKi)

Cannock Chase
15x Crossbill, numerous Siskin/Redpoll (RBe)

By Richard Berry

Pendeford Hall Lane
Red Kite drifted over (JDu)

Barton Marina
20x Wigeon, 3x Pochard, 2x Shoveler (JWo)

Branston WP
20x Redpoll (JWo)

Monday, 7 January 2019

Monday 7th January 2019

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret, Pink-footed Goose, Peregrine, 47x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 65x Wigeon, 8x Egyptian Geese, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, (alrewas birder)

Elford
Whooper Swan still from the A513 (alrewas birder)

Parkhall CP
29x Golden Plover (MKe)

Hednesford
Waxwings still at Bradbury Lane (AB

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still, 3x Cattle Egret roosted in north shore Willows

Radford Meadows
3x Little Egret, 350x Wigeon, 50x Teal (CDa)

Rocester
8x Whooper Swan still (EFo)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull 

Branston GPs
Long-tailed Duck, 8x Ruff, Redshank, Oystercatcher, 2x Curlew, 1200x Lapwing, 12x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 46x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 63x Wigeon, 3x Shoveler, 280x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 21x Little Grebe, 3x Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 50x Linnet, c5000x Starling (JWo) 

Berryhill
3x Stonechat (CSi)

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday 6th January 2019

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe and 3x Cattle Egret still

Elford
Whooper Swan still from the A513 (TPe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult female  Lesser Scaup with Tufted Ducks south of the causeway, wing bars not seen (MPR, GJM)  - Also 2x Whooper Swan at top of Blithe Bat (IMo)  -  Addt - Merlin, 4x YL Gull, 4x Little Egret (PJo)

 Lesser Scaup by Phil Jones

Whooper Swan by Phil Jones

Uttoxeter Quarry
220x Golden Plover, c1000 Lapwing, 2x Green Sandpiper, 16x Shoveler, Chiffchaff (RPo)

Hednesford-Pye Green
9x Waxwing on Bradbury Lane (RSw)

Wolseley SWT
Little Egret, Goosander (SRi)

Westport Lake
Common Gull, 23x Pochard, 8x Goosander (JMa, PJo)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, Peregrine, 22x Wigeon (alrewas birder)  -  2x Brambling, c150x Linnet, Green Sandpiper, (BAS, AMS)

Doxey Marsh
3x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 7x Little Egret, 3x Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl from 13:50, 300x Golden Plover, 800x Lapwing, 12x Goosander, Tawny Owl,  (MBo)

Great Bridgeford
2x Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 2x Woodcock, Yellowhammer (KCl)

Middleton Lakes
5x Great White Egret roosted with 28x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 5x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard and on Dosthill NR Pink-footed Goose (Mercian Birding)

Croxall GPs
12x Goosander, Peregrine (SCl)

Branston GPs
Little Egret, 13x Curlew, 5x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Stonechat, c20,000 Starling (DSc)

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Saturday 5th January 2019

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret flew south along the river, 2x Peregrine, 74x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 17x Pochard, Chiffchaff, (alrewas birder)  -  4x Brambling from rough track (TPe)

Hednesford
9x Waxwing still (MYa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still, 3x Cattle Egret left there roost at 09:05

Gailey
Ad Kittiwake thru east at 08:35, 2x Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose (Steve Richards)

Alrewas GPs
2x Pink-footed Geese with the Grey Lags (alrewas birder)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 2x Stonechat, 4x Goosander, Common Gull (GPr)

Knypersley Resv
2x Willow Tit by the old hatchery, 50x Redpoll, Woodcock by the castle, 4x Goosander (GBr)

Cannock Chase
20x Crossbill, 100x Redpoll/Siskin,  Abraham's Valley (TSt)  -  Great Grey Shrike in clearfell SW of the shooting butts then flew north towards Abraham's Valley (PBa)

Elford
Whooper Swan with Mutes viewable from A513 (TPe)

Branston GPs
Fem Long-tailed Duck back on Ashy Pit also 20x Curlew, 3x Ruff, 70x Golden Plover, Snipe, 4x Goldeneye, 32x Wigeon, AD YL Gull, Stonechat, c20,000 Starling, (Dave Scattergood) -
Also 2x Egyptian Geese, Redshank, 24x Curlew (Alrewas Birder)

Uttoxeter Quarry
220x Golden Plover, Whooper Swan, Goldeneye (EFo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Blithe Bay Whooper Swan, 47x Wigeon, 7x Gadwall, 5x Goldeneye, Peregrine (RCB)

Alrewas GPs
101x Wigeon, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 2x Goosander, Pochard, Goldeneye, Snipe, 3x Chiffchaff (birder alrewas)

National Arboretum
Chiffchaff (alrewas birder)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, ad Med Gull (SRi)

Rugeley
Goosander on Elmore Park pool (JPe)

Friday, 4 January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Hednesford
9x Waxwing still (HFo,SEd)

By Richard Berry

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Cattle Egret to 10:30 then flew north, Red-necked Grebe in SE bay

Cresswell
150x Skylark, 38x Snipe, (NDP)

Burton
Great White  Egret flew north over Wellington Road at 12:45 (RPo)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, (RSPB)

Poplars Landfill
2x Caspian Gull

Rocester
55x Goosander, 30x Golden Plover, 300x Lapwing (TEy)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Caspian Gull (SCa)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 6x YL Gull

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 3x Water Pipit, 6x Goosander, 5x Stonechat, 7x Water Rail, (MBo)  -  Peregrine over Stafford

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Radford Meadows
306x Wigeon, 77x Lapwing, 42x Teal, Little Egret, (CDa)

Whitemoor Haye
800x Lapwing, 48x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 77x Wigeon, Brambling, 2x Tree Sparrow, Peregrine, 7x Egyptian Geese, 150x Linnet (alrewas birder)

Poplars Landfill
Ad Iceland Gull at 13:20

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

Hednesford
9x Waxwing near coop at 11:00 (per BSmith)

Westport Lake
Goldeneye, 11x Pochard, Goosander (JMa)

Chasewater
4x Common Scoter (ABladon)  -  Ad Iceland Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost

Caverswall
Water Rail on River Blithe by iron bridge behind Weston Heights (SCo)

Hanchurch
6x Brambling at the monument (CBa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Cattle Egret, 2x Great White Egret, 3x Little Egret, Short-eared Owl from 15:25, 2x Water Pipit, Common Gull

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Caspian Gull - 2 adults and a sub adult (GJM)

Wolseley Bridge
Water Rail (TDa)

Staffs

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Belvide Resv  (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe still from Scott hide, 3x Cattle Egret still, 60x Pink-footed Geese flew WSW at 14:10

By Bob Pugh

Hednesford
6x Waxwing still Cannock Road near the coop (Kay)

Berryhill
Jack Snipe on pool at the end of Mossfield Road (CSi)  -  Ad YL Gull on Botteslow Flash, and a Goosander (RTo)  -  c20x Brambling between the Berryhill track and the cemetery (RTo, CSi)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great Whit Egret, Peregrine (alrewasbirder)  - 15x Grey Partridge along rough track, Stonechat, Yellowhammers (PFo)

Handsacre
6x Goosander on the Trent (PJo)

Iverley
7x Corn Bunting along Sugar Loaf Lane (StourBirder)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Short-eared Owl from 15:15, 40x Golden Plover,  (HKi)

Rocester
8x Whooper Swan still south of the village, also Little Egret, 43x Goosander on JCB south lake (EFo)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, 843x GBB Gull

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Tuesday 1st January 2019

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, Little Egret, 3x Pintail, 42x Pochard, 6x Goldeneye, 104x Wigeon, Goosander, 2x Shoveler,  Peregeine, Yellowhammer, Pink-footed Goose, 11x Egyptian Geese, Golden Plover, (alrewasbirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, 3x Cattle Egret

Hednesford
6x Waxwing still on Cannock Road near the coop (JJH)

Cannock Chase
Great Grey Shrike still in Abraham's Valley (JJH)

Middleton Lakes
Pink-footed Goose still Dosthill NR (MercianBirding)

Tittesworth Water
Jack Snipe still, 60x Common Snipe, Pintail, 3x Pochard, 52x Teal, 2x Brambling, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 2x Little Egret, (SGi, CT, KH,) - One of the Little Egrets was rung as a nestling on 19/6/2013 at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor also at Tittesworth on 23/2/2014

Jack Snipe and Common Snipe by Steve Gibson

Brambling by Steve Gibson

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Dunlin, 300x Golden Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 16x Snipe, Goldeneye, 12x Goosander, 20x Shoveler, Shelduck (RPo)

Rocester
8x Whooper Swan still in Oil Seed Rape field south of the village (RPo

Brookleys Lake
80x Pink-footed Geese over NW at 14:25, 174x Mandarin Duck (RPo)

Doxey Marsh
Short-eared Owl from 15:20, 2x Cattle Egret, 3x Great White Egret, 4x Little Egret, 5x Jack Snipe, 300x Golden Plover, Pochard, 3x Goosander, 10x Greenfinch, 5x Stonechat (GPr, JJH,)

Chasewater
Ad Iceland Gull, 4x Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull, 3x YL Gull

Branston GPs (73 species)
20x Curlew, 7x Ruff, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Golden Plover, 500x Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 7x Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 30x Little Grebe, 20x Wigeon, Goosander, 22x Shoveler, 10x Shelduck, 2x Peregrine, 2x YL Gull, 30x GBB Gull, 2x Cetti's Warbler, c15,000 Starling (DSc)