Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday 15th September 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Golden Plover, Redshank, 10x Snipe, 2x LRP, Stonechat, 2x Hobby, 2x Wigeon,  (MSm), -  2x Ringed Plover, Great White Egret, 5x Egyptian Geese, Redstart, (KSa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 5x Dunlin, 6x Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2x Greenshank,

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Wheatear, Stonechat, (MFo)

Rudyard Lake
Great White Egret at north end at 11:00,  (ALa)

Radford Meadows
2x Little Egret, 4x Snipe, 13x Lapwing, 2x Stonechat, 19x Teal, (CDa)

Tittesworth Water
2x Great White Egret, (ALa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit at Portfields, (ESC, GJM)  -  also Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 5x Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 5x Little Egret, Pintail, Wheatear, (SE,HF)

Bar-tailed Godwit by Steve Edwards

Cuckoo Bank
2x Redstart, Stonechat, Peregrine, c100 Skylark

Madeley
Hobby hunting over Baa Hill, (STu)

Ingestre Flash
86x Lapwing, Green Sandpiper also 2x Goosander on the Trent, (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Knot, 3x Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, (ABa)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, 10x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper, 40x Lapwing, 2x Egyptian Geese, 10x Wigeon, 38x Shoveler, 48x Gadwall, Whinchat, Marsh Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Water Rail, 2x Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Cannock Chase
Adder, Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) (JWo)

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, 7x Little Egret, Redshank, 22x Snipe, 32x Wigeon, Sacred Ibis still, (MSm)

Knypersley Resv
5x Egyptian Geese over north also a Hobby over, (GBr)

Berryhill
A vismig session from 06:30 produced 1448x Meadow Pipits and 2x Tree Pipit. Present were 2x Wheatear and 2x Redstart, (RTo, NDP, DWa, PBi)

Cuckoo Bank
Redstart, Stonechat, 

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, 5x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Wigeon, 9x Shoveler, 2x Goosander, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin, Ringed Plover,3x Garganey, Pintail, Gropper, Hobby,

Alvecote
2x Wheatear, 2x Pintail, 2x Little Egret, (MSc)

Chasewater
2x Hobby, 1w YL Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, Common Sandpiper

Alrewas Arbouretum
Little Egret, Goosander along the river, 2x Green Sandpiper, 15x Teal on Junction Pit, (JWo)

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, 5x Green Sandpiper, 10x Lapwing, 4x Snipe, pair of presumed hybrid American Wigeon on Pylon pit ,Great White Egret, 10x Little Egret, 68x Little Grebe, Pintail, 62x Pochard, 33x Shoveler, 40x Gadwall, 150x Teal, Peregrine, 3x Water Rail, Yellow Wagtail, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Friday, 13 September 2019

Friday 13 September 2019

Radford Meadows
Ruff, 16x Snipe, 24x Lapwing, Little Egret, 41x Teal, (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, (VB), -  Sacred Ibis, (VB, RWa)  -  Wheatear, Greenshank, 4x LRP, 2x Dunlin, 22x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, (DCo)

Alvecote
4x Redstart, 3x Wheatear, 4x Pintail, 2x Little Egret, 3x Wigeon, (MSc)

Berryhill
459x Meadow Mipit over SW during a vismig session also 2x Redstart present, (NDP, RTo, DWa)

Cuckoo Bank
Redstart, 2x Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, Willow Tit

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Thursday 12th September 2019

Radford Meadows
BMW scrape, 56x Lapwing, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, Little Egret, 14x Teal, (CDa)

Knypersley Resv
Hobby over, (GFBr)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Great White Egret, 25x Little Egret all on the L shaped bend opp the centre, (DAb)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Sandwich Tern west thru Blithe Bay, (GJM)  -  also Osprey Tad Bay, Great White Egret, Little Egret, (RRo)

Gailey Resv
Ad Med Gull on sailing pool, (HKi)

Alvecote
Hobby Pigs pool

Berryhill
Hobby thru, Redstart and 246x Meadow Pipit over SW, (RTo, NDP)

Branston GPs
7x Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Dunlin, 13x Curlew, Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, 40x Lapwing, Great White Egret, 6x Little Egret, 11x Wigeon, 216x Teal, 63x Pochard, 44x Gadwall, 25x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 75x Little Grebe, YL Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 4x Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Muntjac Deer, (JWo)

Muntjac Deer by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes
Green Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2x Snipe, Great White Egret, 5x Little Egret, Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Wigeon, (MSc)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Bignall End
2x Yellow Wagtail in paddocks behind Rye Hills, (JMa)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Great White Egret, 19x Little Egret, (BirderAlrewas)

Whittington Farm
c5000 Swallows going to roost in Maize fields, Hobby, Peregrine, (JLi)

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Berryhill
Whinchat, 5x Wheatear, 4x Redstart, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Willow Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Grey Wagtail, 2x Snipe, (NDP)

Radford Meadows
6x Snipe, Little Egret, 35x Lapwing, 12x Teal, (CDa)

Cuckoo Bank
5x Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, (BSm)  -  5x Whinchat, Redstart, Gropper, 2x Reed Warbler this evening

Branston GPs
Marsh Harrier, 12x Curlew, 13x Snipe, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 11x Little Egret, Great White Egret, (CEc)  -  Ruff, Redshank

Middleton Lakes
2x Garganey, Great White Egret, Ruff, 5x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Ringed Plover, 2x Hobby, 4x Wigeon, (MercianBirding)

Monday, 9 September 2019

Monday 9th September 2019

Middleton Lakes
6x Ruff, 9x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Greenshank, 4x Snipe, Great White Egret, Garganey, (MercianBirding)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
7x juv Arctic Tern, 7x Common Tern, Ruff, 14x Dunlin, 10x Ringed Plover, 

Radford Meadows
Little Egret, 12x Teal. 2x Wigeon, (CDa)

Alvecote
2x Redstart, 4x Pintail, 4x Wigeon, 22x Lapwing, (MSc)

Whittington Farm
Peregrine, Little Owl, Yellow Wagtail, (JLi)

Branston GPs
4x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, Ruff, 3x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 9x Curlew, 67x Lapwing, Pintail, 3x Wigeon, 172x Teal, 36x Shoveler, 85x Gadwall, 56x Pochard, Great White Egret, 23x Little Egret, 4x Water Rail, 3x GBB Gull, 85x Little Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Tucklesholme
Curlew, Egyptian Geese, (CEc)

Whitemoor Haye
9x Little Egret, 7x Egyptian Geese, Greenshank, 31x Lapwing, (CEc)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 3x Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 3x Wheatear, 2x Pintail, (CEc)

Berryhill
Wheatear, Redstart, Willow Tit, (NDP, RTo)

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday 8th September 2019

Swineholes Wood
5x Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Green Woodpecker, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 4x Dunlin, 4x LRP, Spotted Flycatcher,

Ipstones Edge
4x Wheatear, (RPo)

Cuckoo Bank
9x Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat

Tucklesholme
Some things are good at Tuckleshome with this LMS Jubilee 45699 "Galatea" steaming through.

By Jon Woodcock

Berryhill
Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, Swift. A vismig session early morning saw 253x Meadow Pipit going over to the SW also plenty of grounded Mipits, (RTo, NDP)

Ingestre
Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, (RCB)

Middleton Lakes
2x Great White Egret, 6x Little Egret, 6x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Cetti's Warbler, (MJa)  -  also 5x Garganey, Mandarin, (MercianBirding)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 3x Whinchat, 8x Wheatear, 3x Pintail, 2x Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, (HFo, SEd)  -  20x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Greenshank, Little Egret, Peregrine, YL Gull, (DBa)

Gailey Resv
2x Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Shoveler and just north of the Resv at Otherton a Redstart, (SRi)

Croxall
Great White Egret on the east lake at 18:57 as viewed aboard the steam train, (DSc)

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Saturday 7th September 2019

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, Greenshank, Yellowhammer,  Goldeneye, Peregrine, 2x Wigeon,  (BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wryneck briefly in stubble field off West Lane track then flew towards Hawkshutts farm, Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Garganey, 2x Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, 4x Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, Red Kite, Tree Pipit, Peregrine, Yellowhammer, Med Gull

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Dunlin, LRP, Tree Pipit, Mandarin, 

Berryhill
2x Whinchat, 12x Wheatear, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Willow Tit and a fall of c150 Meadow Pipits, (RTo, NDP, DWa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Pintail, 13x Shoveler, 25x Teal, 2x Goosander, Shelduck, 10x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Willow Tit, (RPo)

Silverdale CP
Wheatear, Marsh Tit, (PCa)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret still,

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 5x LRP, 13x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, Garganey, 3x Wigeon, 2x Mandarin, Peregrine, Hobby, 2x Egyptian Geese, YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 20x Yellow Wagtail thru, Wheatear, Redstart, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit,  Cetti's Warbler, (DSc, CEc, Dean)

Friday, 6 September 2019

Friday 6th September 2019

Branston GPs
Great White  Egret (with broken wing), 8x Little Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ruff, 13x Curlew, 10x Snipe, 7x Dunlin, 70x Lapwing, 8x Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin 24x Shoveler, 142x Teal, 8x Wigeon, 64x Gadwall, 6x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 65x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, ad YL Gull, 2x Peregrine, 2x Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Redstart, (DSc, JWo)

Berryhill


By Steve Edwards

Alvecote
Redstart, 5x Little Egret (MSc)

Middleton Lakes
3x Garganey, Great White Egret, Greenshank, 2x LRP, (MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, (BirderGaz)

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Thursday 5th September 2019

Berryhill
13x Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, (NDP, DWa)

Alvecote
Redstart around Pretty Pigs pool

Trentham Gardens
Dipper this afternoon, (PSw)

By Paul Swinhoe

Branston GPs
Common Crane dropped in from altitude from the east looking to roost at 19:12 into North Pit, also 2x Little Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wigeon, (DSc)

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Whittington farm
Whinchat, Peregrine, (JLi)

Branston GPs
Ruff, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Green Sandpiper, 4x LRP, 4x Ringed Plover, 5x Dunlin, 2x Snipe, 12x Curlew, 95x Lapwing, 19x Pochard, 155x Teal, 54x Gadwall, 24x Shoveler, 2x Egyptian Geese, 56x Little Grebe + 12 juvs, 3x Little Egret, 4x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still,

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
 Great White Egret, 2x Little Egret, 14x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, (DBa)

Berryhill
2x Wheatear, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Willow Tit, (RTo, NDP)

Monday, 2 September 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

Middleton Lakes
6x Dunlin, 12x Snipe, 2x LRP, 2x Great White Egret, 21x Little Egret, Pintail, 2x Yellow Wagtail, (KSa)  -  2x Green Sandpiper, Hobby, (MSm)  -  Ringed Plover, Mandarin, 2x Hobby, (Jo)  -  Juv Knot on JW north, (JAl)

Tittesworth Water, 
Common Tern, 6x Teal, (SG)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whinchat still, Great White Egret, 2x Garganey,

Alvecote
2x Pintail, Redstart, 3x Little Egret, (MSc)

Whitemoor Haye
3x Swift, Goldeneye, (BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
The injured Great White Egret mobile and feeding, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 2x Mandarin, Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday 1st September 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey,  Greenshank, 29x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 3x Dunlin, 2x Great White Egret, 15x Little Egret, 7x Goosander, 2x Wigeon, 2x Hobby, Water Rail, (MSm, MercianBirding)

Berryhill
6x Tree Pipit, 2x Wheatear, 2x Willow Tit, Redstart and a good influx of Chiffchaff, (NDP, RTo)

Brindley Ford, 
2x Grey Partridge, Little Owl, (PMo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Knot, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 

Branston GPs
The presumed pair of American Wigeon hybrids back on BM Pit (last seen Autumn 2018), injured Great White Egret still on pylon pit, 11x Little Egret, 13x Curlew, Ruff, 22x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 5x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 50x Gadwall, 20x Shoveler, 5x Wigeon, 4x Egyptian Geese, (DSc)

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Saturday 31st August 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey, 2x Great White Egret, 2x Greenshank, 5x Green Sandpiper, 15x Snipe, LRP, Whinchat, (MSm)  -  Knot dropped in JW north, (TPe)

River Sow Meadows
2x Little Egret, Greenshank, Spotted Flycatcher, Mandarin, (RSw)

Cuckoo Bank
Juv Marsh Harrier over south, (BSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Pintail, 2x Wigeon, 4x Shoveler, 29x Teal, 2x Green Sandpiper, ad YL Gull, 3x Swift, (RPo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Whinchat along the West Lane, 2x Garganey, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 9x Snipe

Radford Meadows
4x Little Egret, 3x Snipe, Greenshank, 30x Teal,  Hobby, (RSw)

Whitemoor Haye
9x Little Egret, 53x Lapwing, 16x Common Tern, 6x Egyptian Geese, Tree Sparrow, (BirderAlrewas)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey, 2x Great White Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, 8x Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 10x Swift, (JJH)

Baswich
Male Redstart off Cornwall Drive, (GHa)

Branston GPs
The injured Great White Egret remains in bushes below powerlines, 7x Little Egret, 50x Little Grebe, 20x Shoveler, 3x Wigeon, 40x Gadwall, 30x Pochard, 40x Lapwing, 10x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 4x Snipe, (DSc)

Tucklesholme
3x Little Egret, 6x Common Tern thru, Egyptian Goose, (DSc)

Friday, 30 August 2019

Friday 30th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey, 2x Great White Egret, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 7x Snipe, 1w Common Gull, Yellow Wagtail, Pintail, 2x Hobby, Wigeon, Mandarin, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Marsh Harrier and 2x Great White Egret Blithe Bay, (GJM, MDJ)

Westport Lake
Black-necked Grebe on main pool, (DKe)

Radford Meadows
Juv Ruff, 4x Little Egret, (HKi)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 10x Little Egret, 12x Curlew, Ruff, 4x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 18x Snipe, 80x Lapwing, 34x Pochard, 21x Shoveler,  177x Teal, 40x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 49x Little Grebe + 13 juvs, Peregrine, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Yellowhammer, Cetti's Warbler, 4x Water Rail + juv, 3x Green Woodpecker,  (CEc, JWo)

GWE holding left wing low  below pylon by Jon Woodcock

Staffs


Thursday, 29 August 2019

Thursday 29th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
2x Garganey on JW, 2x Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, 2x Greenshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 12x Snipe, Hobby, Peregrine, Water Rail, (MSm)  -  Turnstone reported on North pit,

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Marsh Harrier mobbing a Hobby over the Duckley plantation at 11:25, (RCB)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Garganey, Great White Egret, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Redstart, Hobby, (MFo)

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Peregrine, Marsh Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Pochard, Shoveler, 2x Grey Wagtail, (Dean)

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Chasewater
Whimbrel thru this am, Common Sandpiper, Swift, Grey Wagtail, (CMa)

Middleton Lakes
Great White Egret, Ruff, Whinchat , also a report of a Pied Flycatcher in the canal side edge, (RSPB)  -  also Garganey, 9x Little Egret, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, LRP, 19x Snipe, (MSm)  - 3x Garganey, 2x Great White Egret, and a Mandarin this evening, (MercianBirding)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Wryneck still from West screen, (etal), - went to roost at 20:06, 4x Garganey, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 4x Little Egret, 4x Green Sandpiper, 27x Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, LRP, Mandarin, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, 4x Egyptian Geese, (MSm, DBa), Hobby over JW

By Jon Woodcock

Chasewater
Great White Egret north shore

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Sandwich Tern, 4x Garganey, Great White Egret, Greenshank, 

Monday, 26 August 2019

Monday 26th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Wryneck  near west screen at 11:00,  (HKr, ATo)  -  also showed from 18:30 to 20:00, Great White Egret, Garganey, 13x Snipe, LRP, (MercianBirding), Greenshank on JW, (MSm)

By Henk Krajenbrink

Newcastle
Tree Pipit  over Wolstanton Marsh this am, (STu)

Cuckoo Bank
5x Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 2x Redstart, Gropper, 3x Spotted Flycatcher

Berryhill
2x Wheatear including a tame Greenland Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, 3x Redstart, Willow Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, (RTo, NDP)  -  Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon, (IBu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still, 2x Garganey

Radford Meadows
4x Little Egret, 11x Snipe, 20x Lapwing, (RSw)

Chasewater
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Willow Tit, Swift, 2x RL Partridge, (CMa)

Gailey Resv
5x Common Tern, (SRi)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey over the causeway at 16:00, (BRo)  -  Great White Egret, 10x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Wheatear, 4-5 Spotted Flycatcher, (DBa)

Stafford 
Hobby over Baswich Lane, (GHa)

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 58x Little Grebe, 4x Little Egret, 26x Shoveler, Redstart, Wheatear, Peregrine, Hobby, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, (DSc)

Wheatear by Dave Scattergood

Whitfield Valley
Barn Owl 20:00 to 22:00, (JJo)

Gradbach - Flash
Marsh Harrier at 11:30, (Laxmi)

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Sunday 25th August 2019

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Ad Little Gull, (CDa, MPR, GJM), also a juv Little Gull, (BPu)  -  Whimbrel,  juv Arctic Tern 70x Yellow Wagtail, Great White Egret, (GJM, MPR), - Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, (BPu)  -  ad and two juv Little Gull early afternoon, (HF, SE),  -  3x Greenshank flying around the deep end, (AMa)  -  Imm Marsh Harrier, 2x Osprey, 2x Whinchat, 3x Wheatear, (MYa, Kay)

Ruddy Shelduck by Steve Edwards

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, Mandarin, 2x Great White Egret, 16x Little Egret, (DCo)

Alvecote
Whinchat Pretty Pigs pool, 3x Spotted Flycatcher

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret still, 3x Garganey, Greenshank thru, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2x Red Kite, Med Gull,

Whitemoor Haye
Whimbrel and 7x Curlew flew west, 5x Snipe, 120x Linnet, Common Tern, Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammer,  5x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese, (BirderAlrewas)

Berryhill
Quail briefly, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Willow Tit, 2x Tree Pipit, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Redstart, Gropper, 22x Swift, (NDP, RTo)

Otherton
4x Redstart, Whinchat, 4x Wheatear, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (SRi)

Tucklesholme
2x Great White Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine, (Kay)

LMS Stanier class 8F by Jon Woodcock at Tucklesholme

Cannock Tip
2x Redstart, 

Gailey
Whinchat, 5x Common Tern, (SRi)

Doxey Marsh
Willow Tit in scrub/trees by newly opened car park, (JSa)

Branston GPs
13x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 108x Lapwing, Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Little Egret, 54x Little Grebe, 20x Shoveler, 2x Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Rudyard Resv
Osprey at the lake this evening, (Laxmi)

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Saturday 24th August 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey, Common Sandpiper, 4x Green Sandpiper, 15x Snipe, Ringed Plover, Great White Egret, 7x Little Egret, Mandarin, Peregrine over, (MercianBirding, MSm,TPe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
15x Black Tern to 16:20 at least, 6x Sandwich Tern flew south, (GJM)  -  also Great White Egret Blithe Bay, (RPo) - Osprey at deep end 15:40 to 16:20, 12x Yellow Wagtail, 150x Lapwing, (DSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Adult fem Marsh Harrier on north shore to 13:50 only, Great White Egret, 2x Garganey, 2x Black Tern, 3x Tree Pipit thru, 2x Green Sandpiper,  -  Osprey thru at 12:50

Knypersley Resv
Little Egret to 06:05 only, Hobby over east at 11:12, (GBr)

Cuckoo Bank
Juv Pied Flycatcher at 11:55, 4x juv Redstart, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Willow Tit, 20x Yellowhammer, Hobby, Peregrine

Chasewater
2x YL Gull, 3x Swift

Alvecote
Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Redstart, Great White Egret, (TPe)

Catholme
Redstart along the footpath, (JWo)

Alrewas Arboretum
Common Sandpiper, 6x Goosander, 2x Little Egret along the river, 3x Green Sandpiper and Little Egret on the Junction Pit, (JWo)

Branston GPs
7x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 2x Common Sandpiper, 40x Lapwing, 36x Little Grebe + 14 juvs, 5x Little Egret, 48x Gadwall, 14x Shoveler, 80x Teal, 2x Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 2x Water Rail, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Redstart, Wheatear, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Clayton
Hobby over Bunnyhill, (RGi)

Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday 23rd August 2019

Middleton Lakes
5x Garganey JW south, (MercianBirding), Osprey over south, Great White Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, LRP, 6x Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Marsh Harrier thru, Great White Egret, (GJM, DJa)  -  45x Yellow Wagtail, 12x Raven, (GJM) also 2x Osprey over the dam, (DJa)  -  Whinchat by the dam, (HF, SE)  - 2x Egyptian Geese, (DN)

Whinchat by Steve Edwards

Berryhill
No sign of the Wryneck this am, 3x Tree Pipit, Wheatear, 3x Redstart, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, (RGi, etal)

Hixon Airfield
8x Wheatear still, Garden Warbler, 40x Linnet, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, also Osprey thru

Alrewas
Hobby over the Arboretum, (RSt)

Amington-Alvecote
Redstart, 2x Little Egret, 4x Grey Wagtail + 4 juvs, (MSc)

Branston GPs
4x Redstart, Turnstone, 2x Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Greenshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, 52x Lapwing, Mandarin, 6x Pochard, 2x Egyptian Geese, 102x Teal, 40x Gadwall, 30x Shoveler, 46x Little Grebe + 11 juvs, 8x Little Egret, 5x Water Rail + juv, Garden Warbler,  5x Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Reed Warbler, 50x Cormorant over, 3x Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Hobby, 2x Peregrine, (JWo, DSc, Dean)

By Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Middleton Lakes
Tree Pipit over

Gailey Resv
5x Common Tern, 10x Swift, (HKi)

Blithbury
3x Great White Egret flew from Blithbury towards the dam at Blithfield (MCh)

Enville
Little Egret at Mere Lane pools

Berryhill  (118)
Wryneck by the bench on the right hand side of the tarmac track up hill from the retirement village showing well from 14:00 to 15:00, also Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart (DB)

By David Bentley

Cheslyn Hay
Red Kite over heading towards Essington, (BirderGaz)