Thursday, 18 August 2022

Thursday 18th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

3x Garganey on Canal pool, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, Great Egret, 8x Little Egret, Goldeneye, Wigeon, (MSm)

Berryhill

4x Whinchat in paddocks mast side towards top end the Palletstacks track,  also  4-5 Wheatear nearby,  Spotted Flycatcher in copse c75 m south of the standing stone circle also 3x Lesser Whitethroat (2 juvs) and 2x Willow Tit, (RTo)

Blithfield Resv

2x Black Tern and Little Gull off Beech Tree point, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Sanderling, 5x Dunlin, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Hobby, (MCh)  -  3x Turnstone to 11:00, (MPi)  -  Great Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, (CTa)  -  also 5x Black Tern, 12x Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Peregrine, 2x Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, (CMa, RFe)

                                                   Spotted Flycatcher by Chris Taylor

Stanley Pool

Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, (DCo)

Tittesworth Water

Redshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 6x LRP, Oystercatcher, 10x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, Egyptian Goose, (JOa, LH, DC)

Rudyard Lake

7x LRP, Ringed Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 5x Little Egret, (JOa, LH DC)

Doxey Marsh

4x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, LRP, 3x Water Rail, (DB)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

18x Common Sandpiper, 3x Greenshank, 4x LRP, 7x Ringed Plover, 6x Snipe, 2x Ruff, 2x Whinchat, juv Cuckoo, YL Gull, 

Whitemoor Haye

Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper Bewicks pit, (TPe)


Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Wednesday 17th August 2022

Cheddleton

Whimbrel over south calling at 10:10, (DSc)

Blithfield Resv

Sanderling, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 2x Greenshank, Little Gull, Black Tern, Great Egret, (GWi)  -  also 9x Ringed Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Curlew, (NDP)  -  Marsh Harrier Tad Bay this afternoon, 2x Black Tern feeding off Beech Tree point, (SCa)  -  additionally 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 11x Little Egret, 9x LRP, 30x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, (SE, HF)  -  also 6x YL Gull, c50 Common Tern, Hobby this evening (SRi)

                                                         Sanderling by Steve Edwards

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Sanderling, 13x Common Sandpiper, 9x Ringed Plover, 8x LRP, Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 7x Dunlin, 2x Snipe, 3x Arctic Tern thru, juv Black Tern, juv Cuckoo still, 2x Whinchat, 3x Stonechat, Hobby, 

Alvecote

Snipe, Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, (MSc)

Branston GPs (Ashy pit)

13x Black-necked Grebe, 6x Little Egret, (DSc)

Berryhill

Barn Owl hunting east of Tiddlers pool at 18:30, (IBu)  -  female Wheatear south side of Palletstacks,

i54 -  Pendeford Mill

4x Little Egret over, 

Leek - Rudyard

Red Kite over, (CAl)

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Tuesday 16th August 2022

Alrewas

2x Spotted Flycatcher near River Swarbourne edge of Potters Meadow, (SCo)

Codsall

Juv Cuckoo still at Waterey Lane allotments, (PCo)

Blithfield Resv

Little Gull, Black Tern, 2x Ruff, Great Egret, (GWi),  -  also 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Oystercatchers, 20x Yellow Wagtail, (DBa) 

Uttoxeter Quarry

6x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, 2x Pochard, 53x Barnacle Geese, (NDP)

Doxey Marsh

2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 3x Snipe, 4x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, (GSa)

Tittesworth Water

2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, Common Gull, (SGi)

                                                     Green Sandpipers by Steve Gibson

Rudyard Lake

2x Ringed Plover, 3x LRP, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, (SGi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Juv Cuckoo still, Greenshank, 9x Dunlin, 8x Green Sandpiper, 3x LRP, 2x Snipe, 2x Whinchat, YL Gull.

Alvecote

Whinchat, Great Egret, 6x Little Egret, Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Branston GPs

14x Black-necked Grebe, Golden Plover, 8x Ringed Plover, 4x Avocet, 13x Curlew, 11x Green Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 132x Lapwing, 18x Snipe, Water Rail, 7x Little Egret, Pintail, 192x Pochard, 54x Little Grebe, 6x Common Tern, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

                                                        Golden Plover by Jon Woodcock

Trentham

Hobby hawking over Kingswood this evening, (NMK)

Upper Hulme Ranges

Marsh Harrier at 09:45, (PBe)

Monday, 15 August 2022

Monday 15th August 2022

Blithfield Resv

6x Black Tern, (GJM)  -  also Little Gull, Great Egret, 13x Common Sandpiper, 11x Dunlin, 14x LRP, 2x Curlew, Greenshank, Redshank, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Ruff, 4x Little Egret, 2x Wheatear, 2x Whinchat, 35x Yellow Wagtail,  (HF, SE)  -  Ruff, 2x Curlew, 11x Dunlin, 2x Wheatear, (SCa)  -  Wood Sandpiper in Tad Bay this evening, (MPR) 

                                                      Wood Sandpiper by Steve Edwards

                                                           Black Tern by Steve Edwards

Codsall

Juv Cuckoo at Watery Lane allotments, (PCo)

Rudyard Lake

2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 4x LRP, (SSe)

Cannock Chase

7x Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, (ABl)

Tittesworth Water

Juv Scaup, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, Common Gull, (SGi, MW, JW)

Kings Bromley

10x Little Egret, Great Egret in meadow from the layby, (BGe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ad Med Gull, Cuckoo, 5x Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, Ringed Plover, Hobby, Greenshank,

Middleton Lakes

2x Garganey on east scrape, Ruff, (TPe)

Berryhill

Whinchat, 2x Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, (NDP)

Gailey Resv

Shoveler, Common Gull, 3x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper, (SRi)

Whittington farm

c2000 Swallows this evening, (Jon)

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Sunday 14th August 2022

Rudyard Lake

5x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 4x Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, (GBr, JOa)

Blithfield Resv

3x juv Little Gull, (NJS)  -  Also Whinchat, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 8x Dunlin, Greenshank, 3x LRP, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 2x Ruff, Wheatear, 8x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, 4x Little Egret, (SE,HF)

                                                        Little Gulls by Steve Edwards

                                                       Whinchat by Steve Edwards

Endon STW

Barn Owl, (GBr)

Bobbington

2x Red Kite and at The Mere, Green Sandpiper, (DBa)

Tittesworth Water

7x LRP, Oystercatcher, 16x Mandarin, (JOa)

Whitemoor Haye

3x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Great Egret, 11x Little Egret, 2x Goldeneye, c30 Greenfinch, 7x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Peregrine, Common Tern, Swifts, (SCo)

Doxey Marsh

Green Sandpiper, 4x LRP (inc 2 juvs), Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Golden Plover, Dunlin, 4x Great EgretLittle Egret 3x Spotted Flycatcher,  (RRa, MBo,WeBS team, )

Belvide Resv (WMBC memebers only)

5x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, Greenshank, 5x YL Gull, ad Med Gull, 

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egrets, Snipe, (MSc)

Barton under Needwood

Peregrine over, (JWo)

Branston GPs

10x Black-necked Grebe, 4x Avocet, 3x Oystercatcher, 4x Snipe, 11x Green Sandpiper, 2x ad YL Gull, 26x Mandarin, 132x Pochard, 30x Shoveler, Water Rail, 3x Common Tern, 7x Little Egret, (DSc) -  Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (R)

Chase Terrace

Goshawk, Osprey, Red Kite Hobby, (CWG)

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Saturday 13th August 2022

Blithfield Resv

Marsh Harrier over Blithe Bay at 10:15, (JAl)  -  Golden Plover, Greenshank, Curlew, 5x Dunlin, 2x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, (GWi)

Knypersley Resv

Grasshopper Warbler in bushes west side of Lodge Barn road, Spotted Flycatcher same area also 5x Daubentons Bats, (GBr)

Stanley Pool

Wheatear on a paddock post, (DCo)

Tittesworth Water

3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 88x Lapwing, 11x LRP, YL Gull, 48x Mandarin, Red Kite, (SGi, IB)

Rudyard Lake

2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x LRP, (SGi, IB)

Whitemoor Haye

Green Sandpiper, 9x Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye, Tree Sparrow, Alrewas Spotted Flycatcher, (SCo)

Gailey Resv

2x ad YL Gull, (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Green Sandpiper. 4x Common Sandpiper, 5x Dunlin, 3x LRP, Great Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 12x Grey Wagtail, 

Alrewas NMA

2x Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Goosander, 2x Common Tern, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Branston GPs

10x Black-necked Grebe still, 5x Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 14x Curlew, 8x Green Sandpiper, 8x Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 4x ad YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, Common Tern, 5x Barnacle Geese, 4x Little Egret, (DSc)

Enville

Green Sandpiper at Mere Hall pools, (DJa)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Marsh Harrier at 07:30, (GWo)

Friday, 12 August 2022

Friday 12th August 2022

Church Leigh

Red Kite this morning, (CTa)

Tucklesholme

3x Common Tern, 4x Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, (MKe, JKe)

Cheddleton Heath

4x Red Kite circling over, (PCa)

Berryhill

2x Whinchat, Wheatear, Redstart, Yellow Wagtail over, 2x Tree Pipit, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes

Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 4x Great Egret, Hobby, 

                                                        Great Egret by Rob Bendelow

Keele

Red Kite over the Christmas Tree farm at 12:58, (STh)

Radford Meadows

Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, (RSw)

Branston GPs

10x Black-necked Grebe still, 7x Little Egret, 5x Barnacle Geese, 4x Avocet (3 juvs), 10x Curlew, 9x Green Sandpiper, 7x Snipe, juv Water Rail, (DSc)

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Thursday 11th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Whinchat at 08:00, (AP)  -  3x Great Egret, (MSc)

Blithfield Resv

30x Yellow Wagtail this am, (GJM)

Keele Hall 

Tree Pipit over, (MSu)

Tittesworth Water

4x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 10x LRP, Oystercatcher, 33x Mandarin, 4x Goosander, (JOa, LH)

Rudyard Lake

5x Little Egret, 4x LRP, Snipe, (JO, LH, EW)

Berryhill

2x Redstart bottom end of Palletstacks, 2x Garden Warbler, (MKe, JKe)

Branston GPs

7x Black-necked Grebe, 5x Barnacle Geese, 4x Little Egret, (CMa, RFe)

Huntington

Tree Pipit over this evening, (SRi)

Whittington Farm

900x Swallows roosted in maize fields this evening also a Little Owl, (Jon)

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Wednesday 10th August 2022

Blithfield Resv

Black Tern Blithe Bay, (GJM, NJS), juv Marsh Harrier, (NJS)

                                                           Black Tern by GJ Mant

Tucklesholme

Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, (JWo)

Alvecote

Whinchat, 8x Little Egret, (MSc)

Berryhill

Barn Owl from the viewpoint this evening, (MKe, LDa)

Branston GPs

10+ Black-necked Grebe, 6x Avocet, 10x Curlew, 7x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 6x Snipe, 6x Little Egret, juv Common Gull, 5x Barnacle Geese, (DSc)

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Tuesday 9th August 2022

Tamworth

Hooded Crow reported over Belgrave at 06:55, (SCl)

Middleton Lakes

2x Wood Sandpiper still, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Great Egret, (MSm)

Tittesworth Water

12x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 88x Lapwing, 3x Common Tern, 32x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, (SGi)

Rudyard Lake

2x LRP, 7x Little Egret, (SGi)

Hoar Cross

2x Red Kite, (JWo)

Monday, 8 August 2022

Monday 8th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier thru south at 09:10, 2x Wood Sandpiper still, 9x Snipe, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Great Egret, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, Water Rail, Mandarin, Cetti's Warbler, (GCl)

Berryhill

Whinchat on fence line c150m south of the Palletstacks shed, Redstart bottom end of Palletstacks, (RTo)

Sandon - Salt

Red Kite above A51 this am, (SBe)

Branston GPs

11x Black-necked Grebe, 8x Avocet, 8x Curlew, 7x Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 5x Snipe, 4x Little Egret, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, (DBa)  -  evening counts 12x Black-necked Grebe, 74x Little Grebe, 8x Avocet (6 juvs), Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Redshank, 12x Snipe, 14x Curlew, 134x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher, 9x Little Egret, Water Rail, 146x Pochard, 4x Common Tern, 7x YL Gull, Peregrine, Hobby, 5x Green Woodpecker, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Sunday 7th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Wood Sandpiper still on JW south, (MSm)

Bobbington 

Juv Marsh Harrier at The Mere, (DBa)

Rudyard Lake

5x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, also 10x Grey Wagtail by the dam, (SSe, GBr)

Berryhill

Wheatear on the north side of the Palletstacks track, Redstart in paddock east of the end of Spedding Road, (RTo)

Whitemoor Haye

Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe over, 15x LRP (inc 3 chicks), 16x Little Egret, Great Egret, Goldeneye, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2x Common Tern, 150x Linnet, (SCo)

Tittesworth Water

3x Common Sandpiper, 11x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 9x Mandarin, Common Gull, Peregrine, (JOa, LH)

Blithfield Resv

Knot, Turnstone, 4x Sanderling, 8x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP (inc 3 juvs), 6x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (ISS)

Branston GPs

9x Black-necked Grebe, 4x Avocet (3 juvs), Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Curlew, Redshank, 8x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 5x Snipe, 6x Little Egret, ad YL Gull, 3x Common Tern, 3x Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, 4x Spotted Flycatcher, (DSc)

Chatterley Whitfield

2x Barn Owl this evening, (PMo)

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Saturday 6th August 2022

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

White-rumped Sandpiper on north shore 08:12 to 08:35 only, -  fem Garganey, Red Kite over at 11:10, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Common Tern, Redshank, 

Middleton Lakes

Cattle Egret flew south from JW south at 07:40, 2x Wood Sandpiper still on east scrape, Dunlin, LRP, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, (MSm)

Drayton Bassett

Redstart in hedge along footpath between end of Portleys Lane and canal, (MSm)

Branston GPs

11x Black-necked Grebe, 7x Avocet, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 9x Curlew, 6x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Redshank, 5x Snipe, 7x ad YL Gull, 100x Pochard, 5x Little Egret, Water Rail, 10x Common Tern, 5x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water

5x Dunlin, 10x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 88x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 3x Goosander, (SGi, IB)

Rudyard Lake

4x LRP, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, (SGi, IB)

Acreswood

3x Swift over, (SGi)

Betley

Green Sandpiper at Shraley Brook, (JMa,PJo)

                                                     Green Sandpiper by Phil Jones

Branston WP

Hobby, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Little Egret, 6x Common Tern, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

2x Little Egret, 4x Common Tern, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (DSc)

Doxey Marsh

Juv Redstart, 3x Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, (RSt)

Alrewas NMA

4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker,  -  Canal to Wychnor 2x Common Tern and Green Lane to Barton 3x Yellowhammer, (JWo)

Friday, 5 August 2022

Friday 5th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Wood Sandpiper still on JW south, 2x Dunlin, LRP, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Snipe, eclipse Wigeon still, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv

135x Common Tern this am, (GJM,MDJ)

Enville

Red Kite, Wheatear, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, this am, (IWh)

Wetley Rocks

Red Kite over fields at the back of the Powys Arms. (TJe)

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Thursday 4th August 2022

Middleton Lakes

Wood Sandpiper on JW south, 4x Avocet, 2x LRP, 4x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, Great Egret, Wigeon, Goldeneye, (MSm)

Tittesworth Water

4x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 3x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 9x Mandarin, Garden Warbler, (JOa, LH)

Rudyard Lake

4x Little Egret, 3x LRP, Common Sandpiper, (JOa, LH)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Avocet, 

Froghall Wharf

Dipper on the Churnet, (TDu)

Branston GPs

10x Black-necked Grebe, 9x Avocet (6 juvs), 4x Black-railed Godwit, 14x Curlew, 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 6x Snipe, Oystercatcher, 5x Little Egret, 7x ad YL Gull, Common Gull, 9x Common Tern, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, (DSc)

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Middleton Lakes

2x Wood Sandpiper flew off south this am, 4x Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 3x Snipe, Wigeon, Goldeneye, (MSm)

Enville

3x Red Kite (inc 2 juvs), Goshawk mobbed by Kestrel, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, (IWh)

Chasewater

Hobby over Norton Bog, (JDa)

Blithfield Resv

11x Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, Ruff,, 5x Dunlin, 2x Greenshank, 2x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 2x YL Gull, 5x Little Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, (DBa)  -  additional this evening, juv Med Gull, 6x YL Gull (5 ad and a 1st S), 8x Oystercatcher, 8x LRP, Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Common Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, 80x Common Tern,  (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Sanderling, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, Red Kite, 

Tucklesholme / Branston Leas

Common Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Middleton Lakes

5x Green Sandpiper, 4x Avocet, 3x Snipe, Dunlin, Marsh Tit, (MSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Whimbrel, 3x LRP, 2x Green Sandpiper, 6x Shelduck, 3x Little Egret, (NDP)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, (DB)

Audley

Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Shraleybrook, (JMa)

Branston GPs

8x Green Sandpiper, 4x Avocet, Common Sandpiper, 3x Curlew, 10x Black-necked Grebe, 3x juv Water Rail, c10 YL Gull, (TJa)  -  2x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Avocet (6juvs), 11x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 15x Curlew, 12x Snipe, 6x Oystercatcher, 111x Lapwing, 10x Black-necked Grebe, 4x Water Rail, 157x Pochard, 5x Little Egret, 17x Common Tern, 7x YL Gull, Common Gull, 5x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

                                                                 By Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Knot briefly, 

Monday, 1 August 2022

Monday 1st August 2022

Stanley Pool

2x Redshank at 06:20 but flushed by a Peregrine, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water

Dunlin, 6x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, 14x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, Willow Tit, (SGi)

Rudyard Lake

Dunlin, LRP, Common Sandpiper, 5x Little Egret, (SGi)

Whitemoor Haye

Wood Sandpiper still on Bewicks Pit, (TPe)

Branston GPs

10x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Snipe, 8x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Avocet, 10x Black-necked Grebe, 3x Water Rail, 5x Little Egret, 4x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, CEc, Dean)

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Sunday 31st July 2022

Botteslow Flash

Redshank 08:35 to 08:45 at least. (RTo)

                                                         Record shot by Russell Toon

Whitemoor Haye

12x Redshank, Dunlin, 2x LRP, Green Sandpiper, 126x Lapwing, 10x Little Egret, 4x Great Egret, Goldeneye, 5x Tree Sparrow (inc 3 juvs), 4x Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)  -  Wood Sandpiper on Bewicks Pit, (TPe)

Chasewater

2x drake Common Scoter,

Doxey Marsh

5x Little Egret, 3x Great Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, (DM)

Blithfield Resv

17x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 4x Greenshank, 2x Curlew, 10x Common Sandpiper, juv Med Gull, Hobby, Little Egret, (RPo)  -  20x Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon, (AMa)  -  additional 2x Knot, LRP, Juv Med Gull, 6x YL Gull, Black-tailed Godwit up to 22, 10x Little Egret, Peregrine, (RSw)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

58x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 14x Common Sandpiper, 3x Med Gull, 

Rudyard Lake

9x Little Egret, Dunlin, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, (JOa, LH)

Tittesworth Water

3x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 5x Common Tern, 16x Mandarin, 2x Gadwall, 2x Redstart,  (JOa, LH)

Middleton Lakes

13x Avocet, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, 17x Little Egret, (MSc)

Branston GPs

10x Black-necked Grebe, 9x Avocet, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, 11x Curlew, 7x Snipe, 120x Pochard, 3x Mandarin, 6x ad YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 15x Common Tern, 3x Little Egret, 5x Barnacle Geese, (DSc)

Chatterley Whitfield

Barn Owl this evening, (PMo)

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

Uttoxeter Quarry

Cuckoo, Great Egret, Little Egret, Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, LRP, (RPo)

Stanley Pool

Great Egret, Common Sandpiper, (PJo)

Middleton Lakes

4x Avocet, 2x LRP, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 3x Snipe, 2x Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv

4x LRP, 4x Greenshank, Redshank, 5x Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2x Ruff, 4x Little Egret, Hobby, 3x ad YL Gull, c55 Common Tern, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker, (SRi)

Berryhill

Juv Redstart by the stone bridge, (BMo)  -  Redstart by the second stone bridge this evening, (IBu)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

9x Whimbrel thru south at 13:05, fem Garganey still, 

Aqualate 

Juv Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, 2x Egyptian Geese, (RPo)

BranstonGPs

3x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, Snipe, 6x ad YL Gull, 3x ad Common Gull, 12x Common Tern, Little Egret, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, (DSc)




Friday, 29 July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

Middleton Lakes

4x Avocet, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, (MSm)

Blithfield Resv

Sanderling, 3x Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit,15x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, 3x Snipe, Dunlin, 4x Greenshank, Curlew, 15x Common Sandpiper, 16x Oystercatcher, 7x Little Egret, (SE,HF)

                                                      Sanderling by Steve Edwards

Alvecote

Redstart, Common Tern, Little Egrets, Lesser Whitethroat, (MSc)

Yoxall

Little Egret over at 16:05, (BCG)

Branston GPs

10x Curlew, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Little Egret, Pochard, 2x Garden Warbler, (MKe, JKe)  -  10x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Snipe, 3x LRP, 5x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 20x Gadwall, Mandarin, 6x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, (JWo, CEc, Dean, JAl, APa)  -  also fem Pintail, 115x Pochard, 6x Snipe, 6x ad YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 20x Common Tern, (DSc)

Stanley Pool

4x LRP, Common Sandpiper, (SGi)

Rudyard Lake

Redshank, 5x Little Egret, (SGi)

Tittesworth Water 

Barn Owl, (SGi)

Branston Water Park

Little Egret, 6x Common Tern, 4x Oystercatcher, Wigeon, (DSc)

Froghall

Red Kite, (JMi)

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Thursday 28th July 2022

Stanley Pool

LRP, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Pochard, (ALa)

Tittesworth Water

5x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Tern, (JOa, LH)

Rudyard Lake

5x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, LRP, (JOa, LH)

Alrewas 

Grasshopper Warbler reeling near Alrewas Lock, (SCo)

Berryhill

Juv Redstart near the Viewpoint, (MKe, JKe)

Branston GPs

Sanderling, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, 7x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 4x Oystercatcher, 16x Curlew, 114x Lapwing, 3x Water Rail, 9x Little Egret, 139x Pochard, 6x YL Gull, 4x Common Gull, 30x Common Tern, Peregrine, 5x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

                                                            YL Gull by Jon Woodcock

Staffs

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Stanley Pool

4x Redshank, LRP, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, (DCo)

Blithfield Resv

Knot, 4x Greenshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew,  (MJa)  -  also 9x Common Sandpiper, 11x LRP, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Snipe, 3x Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 3x YL Gull, Hobby, 2x Little Egret,  (DBa, SE, HF)  -  also 8x YL Gull, 45+ Common Tern, (SRi)

                                                            Knot by Steve Edwards

Doxey Marsh

4x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 3x LRP inc juv, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 8x Water Rail with young,  Mandarin, (MBo)

Alvecote

5x Little Egret, Common Tern, (MSc)

Brankley Pastures

2x Hobby, 8x Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Rudyard lake

Whimbrel briefly  at 06:45, 4x Little Egret, 2x Willow Tit, (EWi)

Blithfield Resv

Short-eared Owl perched on a post at Admaston Reach at 10:00, (DRo)  -  2x juv Med Gull this am, (GJM)  -  Knot, (MJa)  -  2x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Dunlin, 3x Greenshank, 6x Common Sandpiper, 2x LRP, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 7x Oystercatcher, 6x Snipe, 

Middleton Lakes

4x Avocet, 2x Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, 2x Ringed Plover, Hobby, (MSm)

Endon

2x Willow Tit, (DCo)

Stanley Pool

2x Redshank, 2x LRP, Common Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (DCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Turnstone thru, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 3x LRP, 10x Common Sandpiper, Med Gull, 7x YL Gull, Hobby, Peregrine, 

Kings Bromley

Little Egret in River Trent from the layby and a Great Egret further downstream, (BCG)

Gailey Resv

Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 1s Common Gull, 3x Common Tern, (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye

2x Grey Partridge, 19x Little Egret, 31x Common Tern, 5x Oystercatcher, 6x LRP, Green Sandpiper, (SCo)

Branston GPs

13x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Green Sandpiper, 4x Snipe, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x YL Gull, Common Gull, 6x Common Tern, 3x Water Rail, (BPu)

Westport

100x Swift, (AR)

Monday, 25 July 2022

Monday 25th July 2022

Stanley Pool

Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (ALa)

Chasewater

2x Black-necked Grebe off south shore at 08:30, 

                                                                  By Derek Lees

Blithfield Resv

3x Cattle Egret south of Dairy House plantation but flighty, (GJM)

                                                                    By GJ Mant

Bramshall

4x Red Kite off the road to Stone

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Fem Garganey still, 2x juv Med Gull, 4x YL Gull, Redshank, 13x Common Sandpiper, 16x LRP, 2x Hobby, Peregrine, 

Rudyard Lake

2x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x LRP, Redstart, (SSe)

High Carr

Peregrine, (CBa)

Branston GPs

Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Common Sandpiper, 8x Green Sandpiper, Redshank (juv), 6x Snipe, 14x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 123x Lapwing, 9x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 137x Pochard, 37x Shelduck, 12x Common Tern, Common Gull, 5x YL Gull, Hobby, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Botteslow Flash

2x LRP, (MKe, JKe)