Rare & Scare Photo Gallery


Snow Bunting - North Staffs Moors - November 2012 - Steve Seal

Caspian Tern - Rudyard Res - July 2013 - Steve Seal

Hooded Crow - Cannock Chase - April 2014

Black-throated Diver - Branston GP - November 2016 - Jon Woodcock

Bewick's Swan - Croxall - Chris Waring

Glaucous Gull - Branston GP - Jon Woodcock

Iceland Gull - Silverdale - Dave Kelsall

White-fronted Goose - Gailey Res - Dave Kelsall

Hawfinch - Cannock Chase - Jon Woodcock

Yellow-browed Warbler - Whittington - Chris Vaghela

Hoopoe - Wall Heath - Steve Nuttall

Roseate Tern - Belvide Res - Steve Nuttall

Little Tern - Blithfield - Jon Woodcock

Great Skua - Westport Lake - Brian Carthy

Grey Phalarope - Belvide Res - Nigel Talbot

Purple Sandpiper - Belvide Res - Steve Edwards

Slavonian Grebe - Gailey Res - Hughie King

Red-necked Grebe - Trentham - Steve Gibson

Glossy Ibis - Blithfield Res - Nick Smith

Gannet - Belvide Res - Chris Waring

Black-throated Diver - Blithfield Res - Richard Powell

Lesser Yellowlegs - Blithfield Res - Craig Reed

Velvet Scoter - Belvide Res - Steve Nuttall

Long-tailed Duck - Westport Lake - Dave Kelsall

Ring-necked Duck - Chasewater - Jon Woodcock

Green-winged Teal - Aqualate - Ian Grant

American Wigeon - Aqualate - Roger Gibb

Tundra Bean Geese - Whitmore - Dave Kelsall

Pacific Golden Plover - Middleton RSPB -  Phil Jones

Ring-necked Parakeet - Chasewater - Phil Jones

Red-footed Falcon - Chatterley Valley - Phil Jones

Black-throated Thrush - Maer Hills - November 1978 - DWE

Kumlien's Gull - Westport Lake - Jan 1980 - Bill Low 

Spotted Sandpiper - Belvide Res - May 1982 - Bill Low

Ring-billed Gull - Westport Lake - March 1987 - Bill Low

Hoopoe - Park Hall - November 1988

Black Grouse - Swallow Moss c1990 - John Wood

Long-tailed Skua - Westport Lake - September 1990 - Mark Sutton

Black-winged Stilt - Croxall GP - April 1991 - Keith Stone

Dotterel - Gunn Hill - May 1991 - Alan Hancock

Nutcracker - Cocknage Wood - October 1991 - Barry Mitchell

Nutcracker - Cocknage Wood - October 1991 - Nick Smith

Richard's Pipit - Mow Cop - March 1993

Arctic Warbler - Blithfield Res - August 1993

Rough-legged Buzzard - Swallow Moss April 1995 - Keith Stone

Lesser Yellowlegs - Knighton Resv - November 1995 - Bill Low

Arctic Redpoll - Westport Lake - March 1996 - Chris Jackson

1st winter Bonaparte's Gull, Blithfield Resv 27/4/96

Spoonbill at Uttoxeter Quarry, 10/07/09, by Richard Powell

Ring-necked Duck at Westport, 03/08/09, by Richard Powell

Red-necked Phalarope at Blithfield Res, 06/06/11 by Richard Powell

Dotterel at Whitemoor Haye 03/05/11 by Richard Powell

Common Crane at Radford, Stafford, 07/04/12 by Richard Powell

Bluethroat at Doxey Marshes 20/05/12 by Richard Powell

Lesser Yellowlegs at Uttoxeter Quarry 31/05/11 by Richard Powell

White-winged Black Tern, Belvide. June 2010 by John Wood

Red-backed Shrike, Berry Hill. Oct 2006 by Phil Jones 

Spotted Sandpiper, Tittesworth Resv. Nov 2008 by Phil Jones 

Sabine's Gull, Westport Lake. Aug 2008 by Phil Jones

American Wigeon Belvide 5.3.06 by Steve Nuttall

American Wigeon Belvide 26.2.06 by Steve Nuttall 

Arctic Skua Belvide 4.11.05 by Steve Nuttall

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Drayton Bassett Pits, 8th June 2004 by Steve Nuttall

Belted Kingfisher Shugborough 1.4.05 by Steve Nuttall

Bufflehead, Drayton Bassett Pits, 25th May 2004 by Steve Nuttall

Cattle Egret, Barton-u-Needwood. Nov 2008 by Steve Nuttall

Franklin's Gull Blithfield 9.8.06 by Steve Nuttall

Franklin's Gull Chasewater 16.7.10 by Steve Nuttall


Franklin's Gull Gailey 1.8.10 by Steve Nuttall

Fulmar Blithfield 26.5.08 by Steve Nuttall

Glossy Ibis Drayton Bassett 19.10.09 by Steve Nuttall

Great Reed Warbler Barton 20.5.07 by Steve Nuttall

Grey Phal Belvide 13.12.03 by Steve Nuttall

Lapland Bunting Berry Hill 24.3.08 by Steve Nuttall

Leach's Petrel Blithfield 18.10.06 by Steve Nuttall

Least Sand Drayton Bassett 24.5.02 by Steve Nuttall

Little Bunting Caunsall 27.2.05 by Steve Nuttall  

Pom Skua Belvide 15.5.09 by Steve Nuttall by Steve Nuttall

Pom Skua Chasewater 13.11.07 by Steve Nuttall

Purple Sandpiper Belvide 2.11.08 by Steve Nuttall

Red-rumped Swallow Gailey 30.4.04 by Steve Nuttall

Red Rumped Swallow Norbury 21.11.06 by Steve Nuttall

Ring-necked Duck Belvide 27.10.05 by Steve Nuttall

Red-necked Phalarope Belvide 27.5.09 by Steve Nuttall

Red-necked Phalarope Belvide 28.5.09 by Steve Nuttall

Whiskered Tern Belvide 8.6.07 by Steve Nuttall

Whiskered Terns Croxall 26.4.09 by Steve Nuttall

White-headed Duck Belvide 18.9.03 by Steve Nuttall

White-winged Black Tern Belvide 13.7.03 by Steve Nuttall

Sabine's Gull at Belvide 10 Sept 2011 by Steve Nuttall

Spoonbill at Belvide 13 Sept 2008 by Steve Nuttall

Spotted Crake at Belvide 17 Aug 2003 by Steve Nuttall

Spotted Sandpiper at Belvide 30 May 2005 by Alan Clewes 

Tundra Bean Geese at Belvide Resv 8 Nov 2008 by Steve Nuttall

Avocet Drayton Bassett pits 17/4/2003 by JH

Broad-billedSandpiper Drayton Bassett pits 8/6/2004 by JH 

Snow Bunting Cuckoo Bank 1/12/04 by JH

Spotted Sandpiper at Tittesworth Resv, Nov 2008 by Stuart Collins

Woodchat Shrike at Whitemoor Haye Sept 8th 2012 by Stuart Collins

Juv Night Heron at Rolleston-on-Dove 31/03/00 by Phil Jones

Lesser Scaup, Tittesworth Resv. 1st July 2006 By N.J.Smith  

Least Sandpiper, Drayton Bassett Pits. May 2002 by N.J.Smith

Sabine's Gull, Westport Lake. Aug 2008 by N.J.Smith

Cattle Egret, Barton-u-Needwood. Nov 2008 by N.J.Smith

Whiskered Tern, Croxall Lakes. May 2009 by N.J.Smith

Great White Egret, Blithfield Resv. August 2003 by N.J.Smith

Three Ring-necked Ducks at Silverdale CP. Oct 2005 by N.J.Smith

Great Reed Warbler at Barton GP's. 20th May 2007 by N.J.Smith 

Pomarine Skua at Chasewater. 13th Nov 2007 By N.J.Smith

Squacco Heron at Blithfield Resv. 31st May 2004 by N.J.Smith

Bufflehead at Whitemoor Haye. 31st May 2004 by N.J.Smith


Wryneck at Marshes Hill by Steve Seal 04-05-2011


Bluethroat at Doxey May 12 by Andy R


Black Redstart by Steve Gibson Black Bank Oct 12


Caspian Tern at Rudyard Res by Steve Gibson July 13


Common Crane at Radford Meadows April 12


Glossy Ibis at Tittesworth Res Oct 13


Lesser Scaup at Tittesworth Res by Chris Bromley Jan 14


Siberian Chiffchaff at Alrewas GP's by Dave Hutton Feb 14


White-rumped Sandpiper at Middleton Lakes by Hughie King Nov 12


Pacific Golden Plover at Middleton Lakes by Dave Hutton Aug 14


Bewick's Swan - Richard Powell Blithfield Res Dec 14


Great Grey Shrike - Steve Edwards Hanchurch Nov 14