Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Branston GPs

Juvenile Scaup on Small Meadows pit 2, (JWo)  -  Marsh Harrier, Woodcock, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, 3x Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 7x Snipe, 500x Golden Plover, 250x Lapwing, 12x Dunlin, Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 3x Goldeneye, Pochard, ad Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 25x Greenfinch, 20,000 Starling in the roost, (JWo, DSc), - 12x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, 3x Green Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 30x Snipe, 400x Golden Plover, 2x Goldeneye, (DBa, KM, ML)

                                                               Scaup by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes

10x Goldeneye, 7x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 2x Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (SPA)  -  probable escaped Hooded Meganser still, -  also 9x Goosander, 70x Wigeon, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 500x Lapwing and up to 20,000 Starling roosted, (BHa)

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still and 2x ad YL Gull in the roost, (JAl)  -  the Shag still, 4x Goosander, Goldeneye, (JTu)

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin still, (JAl)  -  also Great Egret, Golden Plover, (RBe)

Trentham Gardens

Scaup, Cetti's Warbler, Great Egret, 8x Little Egret, Water Rail, 2x Goosander, (HF, SE)

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Tuesday 29th November 2022

Tucklesholme

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 4x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 12x Pochard, 100x Wigeon, 40x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Barton Marina

22x Pochard, 12x Wigeon, (JWo)

Dosthill NR

Hooded Merganser of unknown origin in front of Island with Silver Birch on, (SWa)  -  still present mid afternoon, (MSm)  -  appears to be ringed.

Chasewater

Shag still off the dam, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

2x Pink-footed Geese

Monday, 28 November 2022

Monday 28th November 2022

Westport Lake

5x Goosander, 3x Pochard, 25x Siskin, (NJS)

Blithfield Resv

Female Scaup deep end, (GJM)

Doxey Marsh

Great Egret, Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, (RRa)

Tucklesholme

Great Egret on the second pool, (PMi)

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin seen distantly, (RBe)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull and ad YL Gull in the roost  -  The Shag still off the dam, (CW) - Red-crested Pochard still

Trentham Gardens

1w drake Scaup, Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 10x Mandarin, 5x Gadwall, (SE, HF)

                                                              Scaup by Steve Edwards

Stafford

2x Ring-necked Parakeet on allotment near the town centre, (BAp)

Branston GPs

425x Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 2x Redshank. 19x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 12x Snipe, 422x Lapwing, 9x Goldeneye, 112x Pochard, 605x Teal, 72x Shoveler, 52x Little Grebe, Water Rail, Little Egret, 7x GBB Gull, Barn Owl, 3x Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 500x Fieldfare, 19x Redpoll, 15x Greenfinch, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Goshawk, Med Gull, 7x YL Gull, 14x Dunlin, Pintail, 

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Sunday 27th November 2022

Coven

2000+ Fieldfare this am, (JDu)

Aqualate

Female Ferruginous duck from the hide this morning, (IGr)

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver and a Shag still, (@ochruros)  -  also 2x Shag at 12:00, 18x Goosander, 15x Goldeneye, Green Woodpecker, (BHa)  -  2x Caspian Gull and YL Gull in the roost.

Endon STW

Barn Owl this am, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water

Scaup, 38x Wigeon, 13x Pochard, 19x Snipe, 2x Willow Tit, 4x Common Gull, (SGi)  -  32x Wigeon, 13x Pochard, 2x Mandarin, Goosander, 12x Snipe, 5x Common Gull, 8x Siskin, (JOa, LH)

Cuckoo Bank

Water Pipit, 2x Merlin, 175x Linnet, 30x Redpoll, 43x Raven, 23x Goosander, Peregrine, 

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin, 2x Peregrine, 15x Dunlin, 5x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 2x YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, 11x Tree Sparrow, 15x Redpoll, (IWh)  -  additional 15x Shoveler, 25x Pochard, 13x Wigeon, c1000 Lapwing, 41x Golden Plover, 40x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Great Egret, 7x GBB Gull, (SCo)  -  Cattle Egret, 81x Pochard, 9x Goldeneye, Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 19x Snipe, 41x Skylark, 12x Tree Sparrow, (MKe, JKe)

Gailey Resv

15x Pochard, 4x Shoveler, Goldeneye, 2x Water Rail, 30x Skylark, (SRi)

Middleton Lakes

Green Sandpiper, Shelduck, 2x Pochard, 10x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, Great Egret, c15-20,000 Starlings in the roost, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

19x Dunlin, Goshawk, 2x Stonechat, Water Rail and in the roost 6x YL Gull and ad Med Gull, 

Trentham Gardens

Great Egret, 6x Little Egret, 4x Goosander, 8x Mandarin, 6x Gadwall, (RGi)

Branston GPs

200x Golden Plover, 150x Lapwing, 15x Black-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Woodcock over at dusk, 122x Pochard, 12x Goldeneye, 46x Shoveler, 10x Shelduck, 2x Egyptian Geese, 44x Little Grebe, 7x GBB Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 4x Siskin, 3x Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc, JWo)  -  Also 2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, (SE, HF)

Alvecote

2x Stonechat, Great Egret, Little Egret, (MSc)

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Saturday 26th November 2022

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still near the sailing club also the Shag, Red-crested Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 8x Pochard, 5x Goosander, 47x Lapwing, (BHa)  -  3x Caspian Gull in the roost also 5x YL Gull, 

Knypersley Resv

29x Pink-footed Geese over west, Woodcock, 4x Mandarin, (GBr)

Flash

Red Kite over late morning, (DCo)

Uttoxeter Quarry

34x Golden Plover, 6x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 4x Pochard, 3x Shelduck, Dipper, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Westport Lake 

Kittiwake still, (SJT)

Whitemoor Haye

Moribund Kittiwake with bird flu symptons reported in Quarry entrance, (MKe) 4x Goldeneye, 54x Pochard, c800 Lapwing, 8x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 4x Tree Sparrow, c50 Yellowhammer, 105x Wigeon, 4x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, (SCo)

                                                           Kittiwake by Michael Kettle

Radford Meadows

Golden Plovers, 500x Lapwing, 52x Shoveler, 400x Wigeon, 450x Teal, 2x Gadwall, 4x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)  -  also 2x Chiffchaff, (CDa)

Trentham Gardens

Scaup, Great Egret, 6x Little Egret, 15x Mandarin, (HF)

Branston GPs

Male Merlin again, 45x Shoveler, 20x Gadwall, 3x Goldeneye, Little Egret, (DSc)

                                                       Merlin by Dave Scattergood

Tittesworth Water

Peregrine, 13x Pochard, 2x Goosander, 12x Snipe, 6x Common Gull, 3x Willow Tit, (SGi, IB)

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11x Snipe, 48x Lapwing, 2x Green Woodpecker, 25x Skylark, 2x Yellowhammer, 3x Siskin, 200x Fieldfare, (JDu)

River Sow Meadows

Male Merlin causing havoc in the Redwing flock, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Adult Med Gull in the roost, YL Gull also 4x Stonechat, 

Friday, 25 November 2022

Friday 25th November 2022

Endon - Denford

2x Jack Snipe, 23x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, 48x Wigeon, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, (DCo)

Middleton Lakes

7x Goosander, 8x Shelduck, Goosander, Stonechat, Egyptian Goose, (SPA)  -  Bittern in flight over the reedbed pool at 14:00, (MSm)

Chasewater

Juvenile Shag still from the dam wall, (DLe)  -  additionally Great Northern Diver off sailing club this evening, 1w Caspian Gull, (JAl)

Kings Bromley (A515 layby)

In flooded fields 8x Great Egret, 11x Little Egret, (BGe)

Croxall Lakes

Great Egret, (GBe)

Branston GPs

Male Merlin over the Ashy pit sheep field, 80x Golden Plover, 200x Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Woodcock over at dusk, 5x Pink-footed Geese, 5x Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 8x Shelduck, 40x Shoveler, 82x Pochard, 6x Goldeneye, (DSc, JWo,)

Westport Lake

Kittiwake this afternoon, (PJo)

Hanchurch

7x Brambling, (DKe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

3w Caspian Gull still, Ad YL Gull, Ad Med Gull in the roost,

Kinver

2x Hawfinch briefly

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Thursday 24th November 2022

Chasewater

2x Shag still on water sports pontoon, (JAl. KWh), CMa, RFe)  -  also 3x Goosander, 3x Goldeneye, (CMa, RFe)  -  Red-crested Pochard still, (MSc)  -  Kittiwake, 2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost.

Caverswall Scrape

Jack Snipe, 9x Snipe, (COs)

Ipstones 

Red Kite thru at 11:30 also a Woodcock, (SCh)

Westport Lake

Kittiwake main lake, (NJS)

Tittesworth Water

11x Snipe, 8x Pochard, 62x Wigeon, Mandarin, 78x Teal, 2x Willow Tit, 10x Siskin, (JOa, LH)

Ford Green NR

6x Ringed-necked Parakeet, Goosander, (BCa, LCa)

                                                 Ring-necked Parakeets by Brian Carthy

Branston Water Park

18x Goosander, 19x Pochard, 3x Little Egret, (IWi)

Dimmingsdale (Alton)

3x Woodcock at dusk, (TEy)

Branston GPs

5x Pink-footed Geese, 56x Dunlin, 10x Golden Plover, 4x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 15x Snipe, 72x Lapwing, 6x Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 84x Pochard, Pintail, 24x Gadwall, 65x Shoveler, 398x Teal, 2x YL Gull, 7x GBB Gull, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, 50x Linnet, (JWo)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Middleton Lakes

Jack Snipe, 7x Goldeneye, 8x Pochard, 4x Goosander, 2x Great Egret, (SPA)

Tucklesholme

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 200x Lapwing over, Goldeneye, 16x Pochard, 4x Goosander, 92x Wigeon, 36x Gadwall, 85x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Redpoll, 8x Greenfinch, (JWo)

Chasewater

2x juvenile Shags on Watersports pontoon, Red-crested Pochard still, (CW)

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Himley Great Pool

Great Northern Diver present this morning at 08:55 also late yesterday afternoon, (CTi)  -  but no further sign late morning, (SEd)

                                                                

                                                        Photos by Chris Timmins

Doxey Marsh

400x Pink-footed Geese over at noon, Stonechat, Goosander, (DB)

Stafford Beacon Hill/Hopton pools

80x Skylark and 200x Fieldfare, (IWi)

Audley

Little Egret at Mill End at 15:00, (BCa, LCa)

Endon - Denford

Woodcock, 12x Snipe, 110x Lapwing, 2x Willow Tit, 31x Wigeon, (DCo)

Whitemoor Haye

Female Merlin, Great Egret, Yellowhammers, (RBe)  -  Merlin, 8x Tree Sparrow, (PCo)

                                                         Tree Sparrow by Phil Cooper

Branston GPs

53x Dunlin, 4x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 13x Curlew, 1000+ Golden Plover, 3x Snipe, 5x Pink-footed Geese, 9x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, Pintail, 4x Little Egret, Common Gull, 60x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

3w Caspian Gull in the roost, 

Monday, 21 November 2022

Monday 21st November 2022

Trentham Gardens

17x Little Egrets left the roost (which is a record count), also Great Egret, 14x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, (HF, SE)

Middleton Lakes

4x Redshank, Snipe, 7x Goldeneye, Pochard, Pintail, 2x Egyptian Geese, Great Egret, Stonechat, (MSm)

Chasewater

Red-crested Pochard still on the slurry pool, (CMa, RF)

Branston GPs

44x Dunlin, 5x Ruff, 4x Redshank, 57x Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 8x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 642x Lapwing, Little Egret, 6x Common Gull, YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 88x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, 50x Gadwall, 78x Shoveler, 485x Teal, 11x Shelduck, 49x Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 50x Linnet, (JWo)

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Sunday 20th November 2022

Blithfield Resv

Cattle Egret with Little Egrets just north of the reservoir this am, (MPR, GJM)  -  Curlew Sandpiper (bearing Germain metal leg ring), still, 3x Curlew, 22x Dunlin, 13x Goldeneye, 18x Goosander, 2x Pintail, 3x Pochard, 4x Shelduck, 2x Peregrine, Red Kite, (SE, HF)

                                                  Curlew Sandpiper by Steve Edwards

Endon STW

Barn Owl this am also 78x Lapwing, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water

Woodcock, 25x Lapwing, 125x Teal, 10x Pochard, 68x Wigeon, 2x Willow Tit, (SGi)  -  2x Shoveler, 11x Pochard, 4x Mandarin, 95x Wigeon, 56x Lapwing, 16x Siskin, (JOa, LH)

Chasewater

Red-crested Pochard still on Norton Bog also 11x Pochard, 12x Goosander, 4x Goldeneye, 6x Wigeon, (BHa)

Stafford

2x Peregrine, (BGo)

Branston GPs

5x Pink-footed Geese, 2x Egyptian Geese, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 33x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 850x Golden Plover, c500 Lapwing, 12x Curlew, 4x Snipe, Common Gull, GBB Gull, 2x ad YL Gull, 75x Shoveler, 82x Pochard, 8x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, Green Woodpecker, 4x Little Egret, Water Rail, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 50x Linnet, (DSc) - additional SMP 6x GBB Gull, Green Sandpiper, 6x Greenfinch, also 7x Shelduck Ashy pit, (JWo)

                                                  Pink-footed Geese by Dave Scattergood

Dimmingsdale (Alton)

Willow Tit, (TEy)

                                                                 By Terry Eyre

Whitemoor Haye

c800 Lapwing, 78x Golden Plover, 3x Snipe, 39x Egyptian Geese, 31x Pochard, 80x Wigeon, 66x Teal, 4x Gadwall, 2x Shoveler, Goldeneye, Peregrine, 8x Tree Sparrow, Great Egret, Little Egret, 50x Skylark, (SCo)

Branston Water Park

3x Little Egret, 18x Pochard, 2x Goosander, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

3w Caspian Gull in the roost,

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still, (RWh)

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Saturday 19th November 2022

Blithfield Resv

Glossy Ibis in Tad Bay to 10:20 only, (MJa)  -  Curlew Sandpiper still, 4x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, 15x Goldeneye, 120x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, Mandarin, Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, (BHa)  -  additionally Jack Snipe, 6+ Stonechat, (SRi, ARa)

                                                   Very distant Glossy Ibis by GJ Mant

Middleton Lakes

3x Pintail, 2x Shelduck, 6x Goldeneye, Goosander, 5x Stonechat, (SPA)  -  25x Snipe flushed from North pit by work party at 10:30, 16x Pink-footed Geese thru at 14:45, 3x Jack Snipe flushed from North pit during work party, Great Egret, Pochard, (MSm)

Knypersley Resv

9x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 2x Woodcock by old hatchery, Willow Tit, Little Egret, (GBr)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

11x Dunlin, 2x Ruff, Little Egret, Mandarin, 2x Stonechat, 6x YL Gull, GBB Gull, Pink-footed Goose, 8x Pintail, 

Radford Meadows Stafford

544x Golden Plover, 300x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 2x Shelduck, 28x Shoveler, 4x Gadwall, 100s Teal/Wigeon, Red Kite drifted west, (RSw)

Uttoxeter Quarry

11x Pink-footed Geese in the Goose flock until they flew north, 200x Golden Plover, 10x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Pintail, (RPo)

Trescott and Pool Hall area

2x Jack Snipe, 5x Common Snipe, 79x Lapwing, Little Egret, Goosander, (IMo, GCl, CVa, ADe)

Trentham Gardens

Great Egret, 8x Little Egret, 2x Common Gull, 6x Little Grebe, (HF)

Berryhill

Woodcock, 8x Stonechat, 11x Redpoll between Fenton Road and Spedding Road, Jack Snipe, 22x Teal and a Barn Owl at Botteslow, Little Egret over, (RTo)

                                                              Redpoll by Clive Wood

Whitemoor Haye

56x Golden Plover, c700 Lapwing, 3x Snipe, fem Merlin, 94x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 38x Pochard, 5x Gadwall, 8x Tree Sparrow, 3x Redpoll, c50 Skylark, c40x Yellowhammer, 14x Egyptian Geese, (SCo)

Tittesworth Water

2x Shoveler, 69x Wigeon, 92x Teal, 17x Siskin, 3x Willow Tit, 2x Common Gull, (SGi, IB)

Hanchurch

5x Jack Snipe, 27x Snipe, Woodcock, (RSu)

Branston GPs

Black-tailed Godwit, 12x Curlew, c500 Golden Plover, c350 Lapwing, 3x Redshank, 4x Ruff, 20x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 2x GBB Gull, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 50x Linnet, 4x Redpoll, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

Great White Egret to 16:38 the flew south to roost, 4x Little Egret, 100x Wigeon, 40x Gadwall, 4x Pochard, 4x Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Catholme

Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 8x Pochard, (JWo)

Alrewas NMA

Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Friday, 18 November 2022

Friday 18th November 2022

Blithfield Resv

Bar-tailed Godwit Blithe Bay, Curlew Sandpiper still, 28x Little Egret, 47x Dunlin, 825x Teal, (MDJ, GJM)

Middleton Lakes

Grey Plover, Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, Shelduck, Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Common Scoter to 15:09 only, 

Westport Lake

70+ Goosander at 14:00, (BCa, LCa)

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still this afternoon, (PJor)

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin, 25x Golden Plover, Dunlin, Great Egret, Peregrine, 3x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, 7x Tree Sparrow, Stonechat, c1000 Starling, (IWh)


                                                          Merlin by Rob Bendelow

Hoarcross

2x Brambling in the churchyard, (JWo)

Chasewater

Drake Red-crested Pochard still on Norton Bog lagoon, (CW)  -  A Shag reported on south shore and photographed.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Thursday 17th November 2022

Tittesworth Water

Scaup, 52x Wigeon, 75x Teal, 10x Pochard, (SGi)

Admaston

Red Kite at 12:30, (PBe)

Branston GPs

Knot, 35x Dunlin, 1006x Golden Plover, 528x Lapwing, 4x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 15x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, Common Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 4x Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 5x Goldeneye, 3x Pintail, 86x Pochard, 9x Greenfinch, 50x Linnet, (JWo)

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Wednesday 16th November 2022

Endon - Denford

24x Snipe, 18x Lapwing, Little Egret, Willow Tit, Green Woodpecker, 3x Siskin, (DCo)

Keele

c50 Pink-footed Geese over at 11:10, (MWa)

Trentham Gardens

Female Goldeneye, Pochard, 5x Little Egret, 10x Mandarin, Water Rail, (HF)

Middleton Lakes

2x Golden Plover, 10x Snipe, 2x Pintail, Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Tucklesholme

14x Pochard, Goosander, 92x Wigeon, 26x Gadwall, 75x Teal, 2x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, 30x Linnet, 5x Redpoll, 8x Greenfinch, 2x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

                                                        Stonechat by Jon Woodcock

Churnet Valley Cheddleton to Consall

Shoveler, Wigeon, 4x Water Rail, 130x Lapwing, Woodcock, Willow Tit, 50x Siskin, 3x Redpoll, (DSc)

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Tuesday 15th November 2022

Blithfield Resv

First winter Kittiwake off Yeatsall Bank, 4x female Common Scoter at deep end, (GJM)

                                                             Kittiwake by GJ Mant

Middleton Lakes

8x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, 3x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 5x Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 

Branston GPs

838x Golden Plover, 17x Dunlin, 4x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 15x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 36x Snipe, 285x Lapwing, Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, 15x GBB Gull, Little Egret, 2x Pintail, 5x Goldeneye, 92x Pochard, 2x Barn Owl, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 25x Redpoll, 6x Greenfinch, 80x Linnet, (JWo)

Uttoxeter

c40-50 Pink-footed Geese over at 14:30, (JTu)

Monday, 14 November 2022

Monday 14th November 2022

Aqualate

Savonian Gebe still, Marsh Tit, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, 30x Siskin, (IGri, DBa, CEv)

Middleton Lakes

2x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 5x Pochard, 2x Great Egret, (MSm)

Dimmingsdale (Alton)

2x Brambling, 200x Fieldfare, (TEy)

Burslem Park

6x Goosander, (PMo)

Fradley Junction

Dipper along canal opposite the Swan pub, (per  DBI)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Redshank, 2x Ruff, 21x Dunlin, 4x Stonechat, 2x Little Egret, Goosander, 8x YL Gull, 


Sunday, 13 November 2022

Sunday 13 November 2022

Blithfield Resv

Curlew Sandpiper Blithe Bay, adult Caspian Gull, (GJM, MPR)

Endon STW

Barn Owl, (GBr)

Kings Bromley (A515 layby)

Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, (BHa)

Whitemoor Haye (WeBS)

141x Golden Plover, 8x Dunlin, 689x Lapwing, fem Merlin, 113x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 8x Shoveler, 162x Wigeon, 9x Gadwall, 3x Egyptian Geese, 2x Little Egret, Peregrine, 50x Linnet, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)

Branston GPs

342x Golden Plover, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Ruff, 150x Lapwing, Redshank, 6x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2x Common Gull, 85x Pochard, 2x Pintail, 5x Goldeneye, 12x Wigeon, 50x Shoveler, 30x Gadwall, 2x Shelduck, 18x Goosander thru, Barn Owl, YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, 2x Brambling, 6x Greenfinch, 40x Redpoll, (DSc)

Millend

Great Egret this afternoon, (SJT)

Alrewas - Wychnor

2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 12x Siskin, Little Egret, 4x Greenfinch, 300x Fieldfare, (BHa)

Aqualate 

Slavonian Grebe still at 14:00, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water

6x Shoveler, 18x Pochard, 5x Goosander, 8x Mandarin, 61x Wigeon, 26x Lapwing, 2x Siskin, (LH, JOa)

Furnace Grange Trescott

Jack Snipe, 6x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, 63x Lapwing, 100x Linnet, 20x Skylark, (IMo, CVa, GCl, ADe)

Middleton Lakes

Dunlin, Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 3x Stonechat, Common Gull, 2x Siskin, (Kay)

Cuckoo Bank

26x Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 1000+ Fieldfare, Brambling, 7x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, 

Lichfield

4x Yellowhammer, 3x Redpoll, 18x Linnet, 10x Skylark, Little Egret, in fields north of Darnford Lane, (BHa)

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Saturday 12th November 2022

Blithfield Resv

Spoonbill in Blithe Bay, (GJM)  -  2x Little Gull off Beech Tree point early afternoon, 17x Brent Geese dropped in Blithe Bay at 12:30, (MPR)

                                                            Spoonbill by GJ Mant

                                                          Brent Geese by GJ Mant

Croxall Lake

Swallow at north end, (MSm)

Burton on Trent

150x Pink-footed Geese in two skeins over north at 09:15, (Dean)

Cheadle

120x Pink-footed Geese SE over Morrisons car park at 10:58, (RPo)

Dresden

c150x Pink-footed Geese over at 10:52, (MJa)

Little Stoke

100x Pink-footed Geese over north at 10:57 and a further 200 east, (DEm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

2x Whooper Swan thru, Scaup still, 2x Ruff, 20x Brambling, 5x YL Gull, 

Gailey

2x Egyptian Geese over SW, (SRi)

Weston Coyney

190x Pink-footed Geese in two skeins over east at 10:45, (SFe)

Whitemoor Haye

Female Merlin, 150x Golden Plover, Goldeneye, (MSm)  -  Male Merlin at Alrewas end of the rough track, (YB, CEc)

                                                            Merlin by Rob Bendelow

Botteslow Flash

Egyptian Goose to 07:40 only, (RTo)

Knypersley Resv

6x Mandarin, Peregrine, 6x Tawny Owl, 2x Redpoll, Siskin, (GBr)

Branston GPs

14x Curlew, 4x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20x Golden Plover, 150x Lapwing, 8x Snipe, Red Kite, 6x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 2x Egyptian Geese, 58x Pochard, 2x Pintail,  Shelduck, 40x Shoveler, 250x Teal, 5x Goldeneye, Goosander, 5x GBB Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Brambling over, 16x Redpoll, (DSc)

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4x Stonechat, Little Egret, 50x Lapwing, 8x Siskin, 18x Skylark, (JDu)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Ruff, 60x Golden Plover, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, 10x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 66x Shoveler, 117x Teal, Peregrine, (RPo)

Tittesworth Water

2x Pochard, 37x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, 58x Teal, 21x Lapwing, 4x Siskin, Willow Tit, (SGi, IB)

Cuckoo Bank

5x Grey Partridge, 2x Stonechat, 48x Goosander, 7x Wigeon, 

Baldwins Gate

200x Pink-footed Geese in two skeins over east at 11:00, (RWh)

Catholme

3x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 28x Greenfinch, (JWo)

Alrewas NMA

2x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 2x Egyptian Geese, 3x Snipe, (JWo)

Alvecote

Stonechat, Snipe, Little Egret, (MSc)

Trentham Gardens

5x Little Egret, 4x Mandarin, 11x Gadwall, Water Rail, (RGi)

Chasewater

Red-crested Pochard, 9x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 10x Goosander, 2x YL Gull, 3x Stonechat, 

Friday, 11 November 2022

Friday 11th November 2022

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still, (SGi)

                                                                   By Steve Gibson

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

300x Pink-footed Geese over east this am, Great Egret

Shugborough

Skein of Pink-footed Geese over east this am, (LCl)

Little Stone

300x Pink-footed Geese over east at 10:30, (DEm)

Croxall

2x Swallow hanging about around the Noon column, (GSt)

Westport Lake

Med Gull 13:11 to 13:21 only, (KSt)

Whitemoor Haye

Merlin this am, Great Egret, Little Egret, Golden Plover, Peregrine, Egyptian Geese, (RBe)

                                                            Merlin by Rob Bendelow

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, 

Himley Great Pool

Kittiwake with Black-headed Gulls before flying off SW, (SEd)

Alrewas  -  Wychnor

Ringtail Hen Harrier at lunchtime, (ASt)

Blithfield Resv

5x Curlew, 16x Dunlin, 14x Common Gull, 3x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, 4x Little Egret, Peregrine, 4x Red Kite, 2x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

                                                          Peregrine by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs

280x Golden Plover, 250x Lapwing, 5x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2x Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 66x Pochard, 34x Gadwall, 14x Wigeon, 86x Shoveler, 425x Teal, 51x Little Grebe, 6x YL Gull, 25x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, 5x Greenfinch, 60x Linnet, (JWo)

                                                           GBB Gull by Jon Woodcock

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Thursday 10th November 2022

Tittesworth Water

Adult Kittiwake, Common Gull, 2x Pochard, 47x Wigeon, 13x Mandarin, 53x Teal, 2x Willow Tit, 600x Jackdaw, (SGi)

                                                            Kittiwake by Steve Gibson

Whitemoor Haye

Female Merlin, Great Egret, 25x Egyptian Geese, (CMa, RF)  -  Merlin, 2x Grey Partridge, 250x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, Stonechat, 8x Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, 32x Skylark, Pochard, (BHa)

Alvecote

2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, 2x Little Egret, (MSc)

Cheadle

c200 Pink-footed Geese in two skeins west to east at 11:48, (TDu)

Middleton Lakes

9x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander, Great Egret, Peregrine and a Starling murmuration this evening, (SPA)

Branston GPs

280x Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 12x Snipe, 60x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 2x Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 89x Pochard, 38x Wigeon, 93x Shoveler, 36x Gadwall, 368x Teal, 2x Shelduck, 62x Little Grebe, 3x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Peregrine, (JWo)

                                                           Curlew by Jon Woodcock

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Wednesday 9th November 2022

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still, (PNi)

Endon - Denford

Jack Snipe still, 10x Snipe, Water Rail, 2x Mandarin, Peregrine, 5x Redpoll, (DCo)

Whitemoor Haye

6x Grey Partridge, 19x Egyptian Geese, 100x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 300x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 44x Skylark, 11x Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, (BHa)

Westport Lake

53x Goosander at 13:30, (BCa, LCa)

                                                              By Brain Carthy

Ford Green NR

Ring-necked Parakeet this am over the main pool, (BCa, LCa)

North Staffs Moors

Female Marsh Harrier at 12:30, (NMK)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

1w Kittiwake

Tucklesholme - Branston Leas

6x Little Egret, 10x Pochard, 52x Wigeon, 14x Gadwall, 86x Teal, Goosander, 12x Stonechat, (JWo)

Doxey Marsh

5x Stonechat, 5x Cetti's Warbler, (DB)

Burston

2x Red Kite, 2x Snipe, (MJL)

Chasewater Gull roost

2x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 16x Common Gull, 

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Tuesday 8th November 2022

Middleton Lakes

Female Red-crested Pochard on Dosthill NR, 3x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, Shelduck, Great Egret, (MSm)

Whitemoor Haye

Hen Harrier again over field south of Fine Lane 13:10 to 13:20 and again at 13:28, (BHa)  -  also 25x Grey Partridge, 60x Golden Plover, 250x Lapwing, 17x Egyptian Geese, Barn Owl, Yellowhammers, Green Woodpecker, (JWo, CEc, Dean)

                                                           Hen Harrier by Rob Bendelow

                                                       Grey Partridge by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Imm Scaup still, Pink-footed Goose, 2x Ruff, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, 

Alvecote

Great Egret, Goosander, Shelduck, (MSc)

Fradley - Alrewas

6x Little Egret, 61x Lapwing, (BHa)

Monday, 7 November 2022

Monday 7th November 2022

Middleton Lakes

13x Golden Plover, 3x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 2x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, Stonechat, (MSm)  

Whiston area

Red Kite circling low over field next to the Windy Arbour/Ellaston Rd crossroads on the A52, (GSt)

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still, Marsh Tit, Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler, (DWa)

Croxall

Cattle Egret in field near the village, (BGe)

Westport Lake

24x Goosander on the main pool, (BCa, LCa)

                                                                  By Brian Carthy

Tucklesholme

2x Little Egret, (BGe)

Whitemoor Haye

Fem/juv Hen Harrier at 13:38, (RBe)  -  and again for 8 mins from 16:15 viewed from level crossing, (CEc,)

                                                         Hen Harrier by Rob Bendelow

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Imm Scaup still, 2x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x YL Gull, 2x Stonechat, 

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Sunday 6th November 2022

Aqualate

Slavonian Grebe still this morning, (IGr)

Doxey Marsh

100x Golden Plover, 2x Great Egret, 20x Greenfinch, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (DM)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Spoonbill this am, (NDP)  -   also 3x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 6x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, (RPo)

Knypersley Resv

4x Water Rail in Osier beds, 2x Mandarin, (GBr)

Berryhill

4x Stonechats from the Palletstacks, (BMo)

Tittesworth Water

8x Mandarin, 53x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 2x Snipe, 300x Fieldfare, 2x Willow Tit, Brambling Siskins, (JOa, LH, KH)

                                                                   By Sylvia Hill

Branston GPs

c300 Golden Plover, 240x Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 14x Dunlin, 3x Ruff, Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 15x Snipe, 11x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 110x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 54x Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 4x Water Rail, 9x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Redpoll, (DSc)  -  additional SMPs 2x YL Gull, Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 6x Greenfinch, (JWo)

                                         2 Dunlin with Golden Plovers by Dave Scattergood

Yoxall

2x Little Egret over, (BGe)

Dimmingsdale (Alton)

22x Mandarin, 7x Goosander, (TEy)

                                                          Mandarins by Terry Eyre

Whitemoor Haye

Fem/imm Hen Harrier at 15:50, (MBr)

Cuckoo Bank

Male Merlin, 3x Brambling, 11x Stonechat, 24x Redpoll, 9x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, 2x Woodcock, 

Middleton Lakes

9x Great Egret and 45x Little Egret in the riverside roost, 

Furnace Grange Trescott

4x Snipe, Goosander, (IMo)

Westport Lake

27x Goosander, 8x Siskin, (KSt)