Monday, 26 July 2021

Monday 26th July 2021

Blithfield Resv

2x Sandwich Tern in Blithe Bay also a Ruff, 10x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 10x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2x LRP, juv Med Gull, (GWi)

Middleton Lakes

Whinchat, ad YL Gull, Garganey, 4x Wigeon, 2x Great Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, LRP, 5x Garden Warbler, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Wood Sandpiper west end

Berryhill

2x juv Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, (NDP)

Halfpenny Green

Red Kite over over the vineyards this afternoon, (Alison)

Barton under Needwood

Migrant Hawker this am, (JWo)

                                                                 By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Sunday 25th July 2021

Rudyard Resv

Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 3x Little Egret, Common Tern, (GBr)

Doxey Marsh

Possible Bonaparte's Gull reported briefly over Creswell Flash for 10mins at 08:30 then headed NW, 

Tittesworth Water

Greenshank, 8x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 60x Lapwing, Common Gull, 12x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, (SGi)

Cuckoo Bank

3x Crossbill over SW, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

5x Whinchat off the west track, also drake Garganey,  -  2x Med Gull thru (juv and 2 cal), 2x Common Sandpiper

Penn Common

Silver Washed Fritillary

Morridge

2x Hobby, (JOa)

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 2x Snipe, Green Sandpiper and a Hobby Drayton Bassett, (MSm)

Uttoxeter

Hobby over the racecourse at 17:45, (AR)

Branston GPs

2x Greenshank, 13x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 80x Lapwing, juv Med Gull, 3x YL Gull, Great Egret, 10x Little Egret,  Common Gull, 80x Pochard, 7x Mandarin, 2x Common Tern, (DSc)

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Saturday 24th July 2021

Whitemoor Haye

Female Goldeneye on main lake, (SCo)

Middleton Lakes

Ringed Plover, 100x Lapwing, 2x Great Egret, Garganey, 6x Wigeon, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Drake Garganey, 

Clayton

Several Crossbills over Bunny Hill, (SJT)

Uttoxeter Quarry

2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, (RPo)

Tittesworth Water

10x LRP, 5x Common Sandpiper, 69x Lapwing, Common Tern, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 3x Redstart, 2x Goosander, 5x Mandarin, (SGi, IB)

Alvecote

Common Tern, Little Egret, Hobby, 14x Lapwing, (MSc)

Friday, 23 July 2021

Friday 23rd July 2021

Blithfield Resv

2x Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Dunlin, (MWh)  -  Red Kite over Blithe Bay at 07:00, (PBe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Juv Med Gull this afternoon

Keele

2x Red Kite over the university this evening, (JBa)

Talke Pits

Barn Owl quartering the field this evening between St Martin's Road and the High Street, (CBr)

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Thursday 22nd July

               The Big Butterfly Count is now running from 16th July to the 8th August

Middleton Lakes

Garganey, Wigeon, Great Egret, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, Snipe Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpeckers, (MSm)

Tittesworth Water

Dunlin, 14x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 56x Lapwing, Little Egret, 2x Redstart, Mandarin, (JOa)

Gnosall

Hobby over Shelmore Barns, (RPl)

Branston GPs

12x Curlew, Dunlin, 2x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 94x Lapwing, 7x Water Rail, 6x Little Egret, 34x Pochard, 6x Mandarin, 36x Little Grebe, 6x Common Tern, YL Gull, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker,  -  5x Brown Argus, 6 -spot Burnet, (JWo)

                                                     6 - spot Burnet by Jon Woodcock


Holden Lane Pools
Silver Washed Fritillary, (SHi)
                                                                     By Sylvia Hill

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Wednesday 21st July 2021

            The  Big Butterfly Count in now running between the 16th July to the 8th August

i54

Greenshank early morning, (Foz)

Middleton Lakes

2x Garganey, Great Egret, 6x Ringed Plover, LRP, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Wigeon, (SPA, MSm)

Blithfield Resv

2x Greenshank, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 19x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, (SE,HF)

                                                       Greenshank by Steve Edwards

Burton

Hobby this afternoon over Horninglow, (AR)

Branston GPs

13x Curlew, Snipe, 4x Common Tern, 4x Water Rail, 5x Little Egret, 7x Mandarin, 2x Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, (CEc)  -  10x White-letter Hairstreak, c150x  Purple Hairstreak, across the site, (JWo)

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Tuesday 20th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier thru north, 2x Garganey, Great Egret, YL Gull, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Dunlin, Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, (MSm)

Knypersley Resv

Cuckoo this am, (GBr)

Ipstones

Red Kite west at 10:30, (SCh)

Weston Coyney

Red Kite over west at 18:38, (SFe)

Branston GPs

10x Curlew, 6x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, LRP, 133x Lapwing, 7x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 35x Pochard, Wigeon, 6x Mandarin, 36x Little Grebe, 9x Common Tern, Common Gull, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Monday, 19 July 2021

Monday 19th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

6x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Garganey, 2x Wigeon, (MSm) 

Belvide Resv

Red Kite over SW at 13:05,

Blithfield Resv

Sanderling, Turnstone, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Dunlin, 26x Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 18x Little Egret, Hobby over, (SE,HF)

 
                                                        Turnstone by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs

White-letter Hairstreak, (JWo)

                                                              By Jon Woodcock

Knypersley Resv

12x Purple Hairstreak in top of Oaks c50m along track from lower car park past the old water valve, (MSv)

                                                          By Michael Sveikutis           

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Sunday 18th July 2021

Knypersley Resv

2x Common Tern, 2x Little Egret, 2x LRP, (GBr)

Cuckoo Bank

Whinchat, Redstart, 5x Tree Pipit, 

Tittesworth Water

12x LRP, Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, 83x Lapwing, 2x Common Tern, 10x Goosander, 2x Redstart, (JOa)

Branston GPs

20x Little Egret, 10x Curlew, (PAn)

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Saturday 17th July 2021

Tittesworth Water

Dunlin, 15x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 66x Lapwing, 3x Common Tern, 4x Mandarin, Common Gull, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Willow Tit, (SG, IB)

Middleton Lakes

Garganey still, 5x Ringed Plover, Common Tern, 8x Little Egret, (MSc)

Friday, 16 July 2021

Friday 16th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Ringed Plover, LRP, Dunlin, Garganey, Wigeon, Cuckoo, 6x Common Tern, (MSm)

Berryhill

Whinchat just east of Tiddlers pool, Redstart by the dried out scrape, 2x Groppers, Curlew over, (RTo)

Blithfield Resv

10x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, 20x Common Sandpiper, 5x Redshank, 3x Dunlin, 12x Little Egret, juv Wheatear, (MDJ)

Armitage

Peregrine over, (PJe)

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Thursday 15th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Caspian Tern early afternoon on JW north  to 20:13 at least, (first Staffs record since the Rudyard bird in 2013),  -  Ruff, Dunlin, 6x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Great Egret, 2x Wigeon  -  Wood Sandpiper,  -  2x Green Sandpiper, Garganey, 

Tittesworth Water

2x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper, 14x LRP, 3x Mandarin, 2x Redstart, (JOa, LH)

Blithfield Resv

Spotted Redshank briefly, 2x Greenshank, 15x Common Sandpiper, 3x LRP, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, 2x Ruddy Shelduck,  (GWi)

Branston GPs

Drake Scaup still, 14x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Curlew, Mandarin, Wigeon, 46x Pochard, 26x Little Grebe, 10x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 2s YL Gull, Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Wednesday 14th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 4x Ringed Plover, LRP, (SPA), Garganey, Wigeon, (MSm)

Tatenhill Airfield

Quail singing this morning, (MPR)

Gnosall

2x Green Woodpecker, Radmore Lane, (RPl)

Branston GPs

Drake Scaup still, Redstart (juv), Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, 103x Lapwing, 17x Lapwing, 5x Water Rail, 42x Pochard, Common Tern, YL Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, (JWo)

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Tuesday 13th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Garganey again, Great Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Redshank, Wigeon, (MSm)

Tittesworth Water

Little Egret, 9x LRP, 6x Common Sandpiper, 70x Lapwing, 4x Spotted Flycatcher, 5x Mandarin, (SGi)

Rudyard Lake

3x drake Common Scoter, Greenshank, LRP, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, (SGi, CL)

Branston GPs

Drake Scaup still on Ashy pit, 11x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Curlew, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, 4x Water Rail, 2x Wigeon, 5x Mandarin, Peregrine, (KCl)

Blithfield Resv

2x Common Scoter, Osprey, 6x Little Egret, 5x Common Sandpiper, 13x LRP, 3x Redshank, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, (KCl, GWi)  -  also Common Terns, Yellow Wagtail, (RBe)  

                                                        Common Tern by Rob Bendelow

Staffs

Monday, 12 July 2021

Monday 12th July 2021

Blithfield Resv

Whimbrel in Blithe Bay, 2x Common Scoter, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Dunlin, 21x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, (SE, HF)  -  also 2x Osprey, ad YL Gull, Yellow Wagtail, (PAn)

                                                         Common Scoter by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs

Spoonbill on Sandy pit, (CEc, DB), Scaup, 10x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 8x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, 105x Lapwing, 21x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, Wigeon, 2x Mandarin, 26x Pochard, 23x Gadwall, 9x Shelduck, 26x Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, 2x YL Gull, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, CEc, Dean, Stu, Bob)

                                                          Spoonbill by Jon Woodcock

                                                              Scaup by Jon Woodcock    

Kingsley Moor

Hobby at 12;30, (PBe)

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Sunday 11th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Garganey still, Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, juv LRP, (MSm)

Barton under Needwood

Red Kite over south at 12:35, (JWo)

Blithfield Resv

2x Common Scoter, 2x Osprey over, 2x Red Kite, Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, Dunlin, 6x Common Sandpiper, Ruff, 3x YL Gull, 30x Common Tern, Channel Wagtail, several Yellow Wagtail, (SRi)

Branston GPs

Drake Scaup still in NW corner of Ashy pit, 6x Little Egret, (CEc)  -  also 26x Little Grebe, 16x Little Egret, 2x Wigeon, 4x Shelduck, 4x Shoveler, 24x Gadwall, 38x Pochard, Peregrine, 2x Water Rail, 8x Curlew, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, Snipe, 5x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water

Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 2x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, Curlew, 11x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 73x Lapwing, (JOa)

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Saturday 10th July 2021

Blithfield Resv

7x Common Scoter, (MPR)

Branston GPs

Drake Scaup still on Ashy pit, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Curlew, Wigeon, 6x Common Tern, 5x Little Egret, 2x Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Tittesworth Water

7x Common Scoter, 13x LRP, 8x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 56x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, Mandarin, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, (SGi)

Alton

7x Red Kite over a mown field, (TEy)

                                                                    

                                                                   By Terry Eyre

Staffs

Friday, 9 July 2021

Friday 9th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Garganey, Great Egret, 2x LRP, (SPA)

Chase Terrace

Red Kite over NW at 16:15,

Codsall

Hobby over Watery Lane allotments, (PCo)

Branston GPs

Scaup still on Ashy pit, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 10x Curlew, 104x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, 15x Little Egret, 34x Pochard, 36x Gadwall, 2x Wigeon, 6x Shelduck, 35x Little Grebe, 3x Common Tern, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Thursday 8th July 2021

Trentham Gardens

Drake Common Scoter east side of the southern Island at 10:45, (RTo)

Brewood

Little Owl and Spotted Flycatcher, (PCo)

Blithfield Resv

Osprey from the causeway at 12:45, (MPi)  -  10x Common Sandpiper, (AWa)

Whitemoor Haye

Hobby, Yellowhammer, Common Tern, (RBe)

Branston GPs

4x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 14x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, Gropper, Peregrine,  (CEc)  -  drake Scaup on Ashy pit 20:20 to 21: 40 at least, 3x Pochard, (DSc) - Green Sandpiper, (JWo)

                                                           Scaup by Jon Woodcock

Tittesworth Water

19x LRP, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern 2x Goosander, Mandarin, 4x Redstart, (JOa)

Morridge

Hobby, (JOa)

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Wednesday 7th July 2021

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, (SPA)

Berryhill

Quail calling to 10:00 at least up from the standing stone circle, and a possible second bird calling towards Mossfield Road, (AJo)  -  Quail calling at 16:25 near the small dried out scrape, (DBl

Tittesworth Water

Great Egret, (RJH)

Blithfield Resv

2x Wood Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, Redshank, 19x Common Sandpiper, 10x Ringed Plover, (SE, HF)  - Osprey midday, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Common Terns, (RBe)

                                                    Wood Sandpiper by Steve Edwards


                                                        Osprey by Rob Bendelow

Whitemoor Haye

Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern, Peregrine, (RBe)

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Tuesday 6th July 2021

Blithfield Resv

3x drake Common Scoter Yeatsall Bank, (GJM)  -  2x Osprey at 15:30, 2x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Common Terns, (RBe)

                                                           Little Egret by Rob Bendelow

Westport Lake

3x Common Scoter,

Tunstall Park

Peregrine feeding on the football pitch, (PMo)

Alvecote

3x Common Tern, 2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, 2x Yellowhammer, (MSc)

Branston GPs

7x Black-tailed Godwit, 11x Curlew, 3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 8x Ringed Plover, 15x LRP, Water Rail, 13x Little Egret, 30x Pochard + 7 ducklings, 2x Shoveler, 45x Gadwall + 24 ducklings, 9x Shelduck + 17 ducklings, 35x Little Grebe + 2 juvs, Common Tern, 2x Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Monday, 5 July 2021

Monday 5th July 2021

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

9x Black-tailed Godwit, 

Tittesworth Water

Green Sandpiper, 13x LRP, 10x Common Sandpiper, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Willow Tit, 5x Common Tern, 2x Mandarin, (SGi)

Blithfield Resv

5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 3x Ringed Plover, 21x Little Egret, (SE, HF)

                                                  Black-tailed Godwits by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs

8x  Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 6x Curlew, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Redshank, 6x Little Egret, Water Rail, Mandarin, Wigeon, Hobby, 3x Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Middleton Lakes

8x Black-tailed Godwit, 06:30 - 07:30, Great Egret, (MSm)

Berryhill

Green Sandpiper and 2x LRP on Botteslow Flash this evening, (RTo)

Gailey Resv

Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, (SRi)

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Sunday 4th July 2021

Penn

Red Kite over Penn common Golf course at 14:37, (IMo)

Blithfield Resv

28x Black -tailed Godwit and a Green Sandpiper in Blithe Bay, (MPR)

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Middleton Lakes

5x Black-tailed Godwit 08:50 to 09:30 only, Great Egret, 2x Redshank plus juv, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv

Drake Common Scoter at deep end, (MPR)

Tittesworth Water

Green Sandpiper, 14x LRP, 9x Common Sandpiper, Red Kite, 6x Mandarin, 2x Redstart, 2x Goosander, 5x Common Tern, (SG, IB)

Alvecote

4x Little Egret, 4x Common Tern, (MSc)

Friday, 2 July 2021

Friday 2nd July 2021

Alrewas NMA

Dipper on river near the railway bridge, (CEc)  -  Common Sandpiper, (SCo)

Alrewas GP

Drake Common Scoter, (CEc)

Cotes Heath

7x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Yellowhammer, (NDP)

Hanchurch Woods

4x Crossbill, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes

5x Little Egret, LRP, (MSc)

Whitemoor Haye

Corn Bunting, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)