Sunday 25 February 2024

Sunday 25th February 2024

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still from quarry entrance, (SCo)

Radford Meadows

2x Med Gull, Great Egret, Little Egret, 30x Pintail, 82x Shoveler, Shelduck, 3x Gadwall, c400 Wigeon, 350x Teal, 2x Goosander, Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, GC Grebe (only 5th record), (RSw)

Tittesworth Water

5x Oystercatcher, 3x Snipe, 2x Pochard, 11x Wigeon, 3x Willow Tit, 3x Common Gull, Stonechat, (JOa)

Cuckoo Bank

30x Brambling, Redpolls, 4x Stonechat, Great Egret, (CWG)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, GN Diver, Shag, (SLi)

Branston GPs

2x Avocet on North pit, 20x Curlew, 8x Oystercatcher, 300x Lapwing, 65x Golden Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20x Shelduck, 18x Shoveler, 34x Wigeon, 30x Pochard, 25x Goldeneye, Goosander, Little Egret, 6x Egyptian Geese, 2x YL Gull, Common Gull, Barn Owl, Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Saturday 24 February 2024

Saturday 24th February 2024

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 14x Oystercatcher, 5x Shelduck, 7x Goosander, 216x Wigeon, (RPo)

Cheddleton

2x Red Kite circling over Cheddleton Road at 10:00, (PCa)

Chasewater

GN Diver still at 09:30, (KWh)  -  roost Ad Iceland Gull, 3x YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, (CWG) - also 20x Goldeneye, (CW)

Gailey Resv

2x Great Egret, 4x Gadwall, 13x Pochard, 6x Goldeneye, Red Kite, Peregrine, (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye

35x Pochard, 8x Gadwall, 21x Goldeneye, Shelduck, 92x Shoveler, c200 Tufted Duck, 5x Great Egret, Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Merlin, 10+ Yellowhammer, 24x Linnet, Stonechat, 7x Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, (SCo)  -  also Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, (BHa)

Tittesworth Water

Woodcock, 4x Curlew, 2x Snipe, 4x Oystercatcher, Green Woodpecker, Barn Owl, Pochard, 13x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 11xTeal, 5x Wigeon, 3x Willow Tit, 13x Common Gull, (SGi, IF)

Dimmingsdale (Alton)

60x Siskin, 3x Greenfinch, (TEy)

Blithfield Resv

Great Egret, 2x Shelduck, Goosander, 6x Snipe, (MJa)

Westport Lake

Peregrine, (STi)

Belvide Resv

8x Oystercatcher, Curlew, Green Sandpiper thru, Goshawk, Little Grebe, 5x Shelduck, Goosander, 4x Little Egret, 

Lichfield

5x Little Egret, Stonechat at Cappers Lane HS2 workings, (BHa)

Trentham Gardens

3x Goosander, Oystercatcher, (STu)

Burslem

Goosander on lake, (AR)

Branston GPs

5x Little Egret, 6x Egyptian Geese, 20x Shelduck, 34x Wigeon, 12x Shoveler, 32x Pochard, 24x Goldeneye, Goosander, 200x Lapwing, 10x Oystercatcher, 28x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, YL Gull, Common Gull, 100x Linnet, 2x Redpoll, (DSc)

Friday 23 February 2024

Friday 23rd February 2024

Branston GPs

Adult Med Gull on Ashy pit, 4x Oystercatcher, 27x Curlew, Golden Plover, 14x Shelduck, 3x Little Egret, 2x Cattle Egret in sheep field still, (CEc)  -  Merlin, Barn Owl, 2x Cattle Egret, 8x Little Egret, 28x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, 416x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, 43x Goldeneye, 45x Pochard, 27x Shelduck, 11x Egyptian Geese, 14x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, 8x Redpoll, (JWo)

Radford Meadows Stafford

14x Pintail, 2x Shelduck, (DBE)

Trentham Gardens

2x Oystercatcher, 2x Goosander, (DEm)

Tucklesholme

2x Snipe, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 6x Goldeneye, 10x Pochard, 124x Wigeon, 5x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, 20x Linnet, (JWo)

                                                           Goldeneye by Jon Woodcock

Belvide Resv

8x Oystercatcher, 2x Curlew, Dunlin, 3x Shelduck, 4x Little Egret, imm Peregrine, 

Thursday 22 February 2024

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Lichfield 

5x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 4x Egyptian Geese at Cappers Lane HS2 workings, (BHa)

Belvide Resv

7x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 2x Shelduck, Stonechat, Peregrine, 

Etruria

Little Egret at the Fowlea Brook on floodwater by Etruria Way, (STi)

Wychnor - Alrewas

Red Kite over the A38 flying towards the NMA, 10x Greenfinch in trees near to Wychnor church, (KBi)

Chasewater

2x YL Gull, 9x Common Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (CW)

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Belvide Resv

2x Avocet, 8x Oystercatcher, Curlew, imm Peregrine, Stonechat, 40x Linnet

Branston GPs

Avocet on Ashy pit, 28x Curlew, 18x Golden Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 5x Oystercatcher, 592x Lapwing, Goosander, 43x Goldeneye, 31x Pochard, 62x Wigeon, 42x Shoveler, 100x Teal, 6x Shelduck, 8x Egyptian Geese, 23x Little Grebe, 7x YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, 4x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cattle Egret, 3x Little Egret, (JWo)   - Merlin, Avocet, Stonechat, Golden Plover, (LCl)

                                                             Avocet by Jon Woodcock

Rocester JCB 

North Lake 3x Goosander, 2x Oystercatcher, (JDr)

Chasewater

Adult Iceland Gull, YL Gull, Common Gull, GN Diver, 2x Oystercatcher, (LCl)  - Roost  Iceland Gull, Shag, 2x GN Diver, 2x Oystercatcher, (CW)

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Tuesday 20th February 2024

Endon - Denford

Red Kite over, 8x Curlew, 2x Jack Snipe, 7x Snipe, 5x Lapwing, Willow Tit, 2x Goosander, 44x Wigeon, 41x Teal, Green Woodpecker, Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, (DCo)

Carmountside Flash

Little Egret, 6x Ring-necked Parakeet, (ALa)

Stanley Pool

5x Goosander, (ALa)

Longsdon Mill pool (Devil's Lane)

 2x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 13x Lapwing, (ALa)

Deep Hayes CP

42x Wigeon, 2x Gadwall, 10x Teal, Chiffchaff, (ALa)

Rocester (JCB north lake)

13x Barnacle Geese, 2x Goosander, 4x Oystercatcher, Peregrine over at 12:10, (JDr)

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still, Merlin, Grey Partridge, Goldeneye, Egyptian Geese, (RBe)

Lichfield

6x Little Egret still at Cappers Lane, (BHa)

Cannock Chase

13x Crossbill, 3x Redpoll, Stonechat, (DBa, KM, PB, ML, )

Chasewater

Adult Iceland Gull, 5x YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (CWG)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 27x Curlew, 6x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 500x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 38x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, 21x Shelduck, Australian Shelduck, 34x Wigeon, 22x Shoveler, 6x Egyptian Geese, 24x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 5x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, 8x Redpoll, (JWo, CEc, Dean)

Tucklesholme

8x Goldeneye, 16x Pochard, 142x Wigeon, 12x Gadwall, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, 30x Linnet, (JWo)

Monday 19 February 2024

Monday 19th February 2024

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still on roadside pit, (MBr)  -  In addition 5x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Golden Plover over, 20x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 5x Stonechat, fem Merlin, (PAn)

Tittesworth Water

3x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, Snipe, 5x Pochard, 14x Mandarin, 5x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, (SGi)  -  also 4x Goosander, (JCa)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 4x YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shelduck, (CWG)

i54

2x Stonechat, (JDu)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, 25x Curlew, 8x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Golden Plover, 525x Lapwing, 20x Shelduck, Goosander, 49x Goldeneye, 33x Pochard, 12x Shoveler, 8x Gadwall, 42x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 11x Egyptian Geese, 41x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 2x YL Gull, 4x Common Gull, GBB Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 15x Greenfinch, 6x Redpoll, 2x Stonechat, (JWo, SBI)

                                                      Ringed Plovers by Jon Woodcock

Radford Meadows Stafford

Curlew, (RBr)

Sunday 18 February 2024

Sunday 18th February 2024

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still at 12:27 on roadside pit, Ringed Plover, 2x Stonechat, (RPo)

Cheddleton

Red Kite perched in a tree at St Edwards park, (PCa)

Aqualate

Female Scaup still, 

Astonfields Balancing lakes, 

2x Ring-necked Parakeet, (RSt)  -  also commuting between Astonfields and Oxford Gardens, (BGo)

Tittesworth Water

23x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 7x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Willow Tit, 2x Common Gull, (JOa, LH)

Codsall

6x Goosander at Long Birch, (KAl)

Chasewater

Adult Iceland Gull at 16:30, also the 2x GN Diver and Shag, (RPo)  -  also ad Med Gull, 2x YL Gull, (CWG)

Belvide Resv

2x Curlew, 9x Oystercatcher, 64x Golden Plover thru, Dunlin, 2x Goshawk, Red Kite, 4x Little Egret, ad YL Gull, 

Leek

3x Red Kite circling over Springfield Road/Leek High school at 16:00, (PCa)

Aston By Stone

8x Mandarin on flooded field next to River Trent, also 2x Goosander on the Trent, (ISm, FSm)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 3x Little Egret, 24x Little Grebe, 15x Egyptian Geese, 12x Shelduck, 60x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 30x Pochard, 30x Goldeneye, 4x Oystercatcher, 200x Lapwing, 50x Golden Plover, 19x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 7x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Redpoll, (DSc)

Saturday 17 February 2024

Saturday 17th February 2024

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still from opposite quarry entrance looking towards A38 on roadside (not from between grassy area), 3x Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 22x Goldeneye, 41x Pochard, 16x Gadwall, 28x Shoveler, 22x Wigeon, 5x Little Egret, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Great Egret, Little Egret, 3x Stonechat, (SCo)

Doxey Marsh

Marsh Harrier Creswell Flash, 4x Great Egret, 7x Little Egret, 3x Water Rail, 2x Pochard, 4x Cetti's Warbler, (GPr)

Gailey Resv

Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 13x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 8x Gadwall, 2x Oystercatcher, 30x Siskin, Peregrine, (SRi)

Trentham Gardens

2x Dipper, 3x Goosander, (STu)

Tittesworth Water

33x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 5x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Common Gull, (SGi, IB)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 8x Shelduck, 52x Wigeon, 14x Shoveler, 30x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 7x Egyptian Geese, 3x Oystercatcher, 19x Curlew, 360x Golden Plover, 200x Lapwing, Peregrine, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)  -  also 5x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, (DBa)

Endon - Hazlehurst Junction (via canal)

Curlew, Goosander, c80 Siskin, Green Woodpecker, (ALa)

Blithfield Resv

2x Great Egret, Goosander, Pochard, 4x Shelduck, 5x Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Peregrine, c200 Wigeon, (MJa)

Chasewater

                                                               Shag by Martin Bennet

Friday 16 February 2024

Friday 16th February 2024

Astonfields Balancing Lakes

3x Ring-necked Parrakeet at south end also Water Rail, (BGo)

Belvide Resv

Redhead Smew, 2x Curlew, Adult Med Gull, 

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still, Merlin, 2x Stonechat, (JAl)

Chasewater

Adult Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (SRi, JAl)

Branston GPs

Woodcock, 3x Dunlin, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Oystercatcher, 17x Curlew, 400x Lapwing, 2x Cattle Egret, 3x Little Egret, 5x Goosander, 50x Goldeneye, 54x Pochard, 26x Shelduck, 9x Egyptian Geese, 25x Little Egret, 3x YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 5x Common Gull, Barn Owl Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 15x Greenfinch, 10x Redpoll, (JWo)

Baggeridge CP and Himley Great Pool

Little Egret, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Ring-necked Parakeet, 2x Little Grebe and 5x Little Egret by Trescott Ford, (IMo, ADe)



Thursday 15 February 2024

Thursday 15th February 2024

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still on roadside pit but distant, (DNe)

Rudyard Lake

5x Oystercatcher, 3x Little Egret, 7x Goosander, (SSe)

Tittesworth Water

3x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 6x Oystercatcher, 3x Common Gull, 2x Willow Tit, Stonechat, (JOa)

Chasewater

Ad Med Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl)

Burslem Park

7x Goosander, (PMo)

Trescott area

Little Owl, 6x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (IMo, GCl, CVa)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 14x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 100x Golden Plover, 150x Lapwing, 3x Little Egret, 4x Goosander, 46x Goldeneye, 20x Pochard, 21x Shelduck, 30x Little Grebe, Water Rail, 10x Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 20x Linnet, 6x Redpoll, (JWo, CEc, Dean, George)


Wednesday 14 February 2024

Wednesday 14th February 2024

Stanley Pool

20x Goosander, Oystercatcher, (GBr)

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still, 20x Goldeneye, 55x Shoveler, 4x Stonechat, (ICW)

Coven

42x Linnet, Green Woodpecker, (JDu)

Burton

2x Goosander by Andressey Bridge, (AR)

Middleton Lakes

Red-breasted Goose of dubious origin with Canada flock before flying south, (SPA)

Lichfield

4x Little Egret, Stonechat on HS2 works on Cappers Lane, (BHa)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 3w YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl) - in addition adult Med Gull, 15x Goldeneye, (CW)

Branston GPs

Woodcock, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 400x Golden Plover, 500x Lapwing, 16x Curlew, 2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, 30x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, 17x Shelduck, 49x Wigeon, 6x Egyptian Geese, 26x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 4x Stonechat, 32x Redpoll, (JWo)

Tucklesholme

Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 12x Pochard, 192x Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 6x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Stonechat, Brambling, 60x Linnet, 5x Redpoll, (JWo)

Belvide Resv

5x Goldeneye, 10x Pochard, 130x Teal, Green Sandpiper

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Tuesday 13th February 2024

Stafford

46x Siskin on garden feeders in Baswich, (JBa)

Monday 12 February 2024

Monday 12th February 2024

Branston GPs

5x Avocet on Ashy pit, female Marsh Harrier showing on Ashy pit, 2x Cattle Egret still in sheep field, 664x Golden Plover, 16x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 9x Snipe, 600x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, 37x Goldeneye, 19x Pochard, 12x Shoveler, 45x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 16x Shelduck, 13x Egyptian Geese, 20x Little Egret, 9x Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, GBB Gull, 2x Peregrine, 5x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 60x Linnet,  (JWo, CEc, Dean)

                                                             Avocets by Jon Woodcock

                                                        Marsh Harrier by Jon Woodcock


Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still, Merlin, Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (JAl)

                                                              Merlin by Rob Bendelow

Tittesworth Water

YL Gull, 3x Pochard, 19x Teal, 22x Wigeon, 4x Siskin, (SGi)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl)

Rocester

4x Oystercatcher on JCB north lake, (JDr)

Sunday 11 February 2024

Sunday 11th February 2024

Radford Meadows Stafford

2x White-fronted Geese, (CDa)  -  c500x Golden Plover, Oystercatcher, 4x Pintail, 2x Little Egret, but no further sign of the WF Geese early afternoon, (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still, viewed from opposite quarry entrance but elusive, Merlin, 41x Pochard, 16x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 2x Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 5x Golden Plover, 70x Lapwing, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)

Uttoxeter Quarry

5x Oystercatcher, 600x Lapwing, Goosander, 2x Pochard, 7x Shoveler, 8x Shelduck, 38x Gadwall, 110x Wigeon, 210x Teal, Dipper, 40x Redpoll, (RPo)

Aqualate

Female Scaup, Imm Marsh Harrier, (IMG)  -  fem Scaup still at 15:15 also Marsh Harrier, 52x Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, (RPo)

Belvide Resv

Merlin along the dam, Med Gull, 5x Oystercatcher, Red Kite, 8x Yellowhammer

Trentham Gardens

3x Goosander on the Trent, (STu)

Endon

Great Egret over the A53 at 13:25, (KBr)

Codsall

3x Goosander at Long Birch Gunstone, (KAl)

Branston Water Park

2x Oystercatcher, 5x Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, 36x Gadwall, 2x Little Egret, 6x Greenfinch, (BHa)

Branston GPs

Female Marsh Harrier over north at 12:28, 36x Wigeon, 26x Shoveler, 44x Goldeneye, 7x Goosander, 200x Golden Plover, 7x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 3x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, 4x Stonechat, Barn Owl, (DSc), - 2x Cattle Egret still, Little Egret, 11x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 110x Golden Plover, 400x Lapwing, 2x Oystercatcher, Common Gull, 22x Egyptian Gull, 9x Goldeneye, 28x Pochard, 32x Wigeon, 56x Teal, 12x Shoveler, 6x Gadwall, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, 12x Redpoll, (BHa)  -  also Dunlin, 20x Curlew, 3x Little Egret, 300x Golden Plover, (PAn)

Tittesworth Water

4x Oystercatcher, 2x Goosander, 2x Common Gull, 40-50x Greenfinch, Willow Tit, (JOa)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 3x GN Diver, Shag, 

Mill Green NR

Goosander, 13x Teal, (SRi)

Smestow -Trescott Ford

7x Little Egret, 37x Golden Plover, Red Kite, 57x Lapwing, (IMo, CVa, GCl)

Himley

2x Pochard, 3x Shoveler, (CVa)

Saturday 10 February 2024

Saturday 10th February 2024

Doxey Marsh

Bittern on Creswell Flash but flew off south, (GPr, RRa)

Belvide Resv

Female Scaup at west end, 2x Goshawk, Great Egret thru, 3x Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 21x Goldeneye, 4x Shelduck, Water Rail, 

Himley Great Pool

5x Pochard but no sign of the RC Pochard, (SBr)

Radford Meadows Stafford

25x Pintail, 3x Goosander, Shelduck, 100x Shoveler, 7x Gadwall, 100x Wigeon, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 300x Golden Plover, 500x Lapwing, Jack Snipe, 12x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, Little Egret, (RSw)

Gailey Resv

5x Gadwall, 31x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, (SRi)

Knypersley Resv

2x Water Rail in Osier beds, 6x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, Woodcock, 2x Willow Tit, 2x Redpoll, (GBr)

Chasewater

2x GN Diver, Shag, 2x Goosander, 2x Willow Tit, (CMa)  -  Also Adult Med Gull, YL Gull, (CWG) - additional 23x Goldeneye, 5x Goldeneye, 2x Willow Tit, 22x Snipe, 87x Lapwing, (CW)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 3x Little Egret, 5x Egyptian Geese + 2 Goslings, 12x Shelduck, 47x Wigeon, 16x Shoveler, 80x Teal, 52x Pochard, 14x Goldeneye, 500x Lapwing, 170x Golden Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 21x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, (DSc)

Friday 9 February 2024

Friday 9th February 2024

Stanley Pool

22x Goosander, 2x Oystercatcher (one on shore, one thru), (ALa)

Belvide Resv

6x Dunlin, 12x Golden Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Peregrine, 

Burslem Park

2x Goosander, (PMo)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl)

Himley Great Pool

Male Red-crested Pochard this afternoon, also 2x Ring-necked Parakeet in the wood above, (CTi)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret,, 5x Little Egret, 416x Golden Plover, 21x Curlew, 3x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 7x Snipe, 886x Lapwing, 6x Goosander, 32x Goldeneye, 32x Pochard, 17x Shelduck, Mandarin, 100x Teal, 14x Shoveler, 64x Wigeon, 8x Gadwall, 6x Egyptian Geese, 29x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, 3x GBB Gull, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, 2x Water Rail, Yellowhammer, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, (JWo, DSc)

                                            Cattle Egrets and Little Egrets by Jon Woodcock

Onecote

Little Owl, (TEy)


Thursday 8 February 2024

Thursday 8th February 2024

Stoke on Trent

Trent Mill NR - Dipper flew along the Trent towards Botteslow, (RTo) - nearby a Little Egret over Finney Gardens, (Ed)

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Middleton Lakes

Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Pintail, 5x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, 4x Great Egret, Barn Owl, (SPA)

Stanley Pool

9x Goosander, Oystercatcher, (ALa)  -  Oystercatcher, 20x Goosander, (GBr)

Stoke on Trent

Smithpool 50x Pink-footed Geese over SW at 10:55, 2x Goosander, (RGi)

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still from quarry entrance but elusive,  2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Stonechat, (JAl)

Blithfield Resv

2x Goldeneye, 2x Oystercatcher, (ABe)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, ad YL Gull, 2x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl)  also - 2x Med Gull (ad, 3cy) this evening, (CW)

Lichfield

3x Stonechat and 6x Little Egret at HS2 works on Cappers Lane, (BHa)

Rocester

2x Oystercatcher on JCB North Lake, (JDr)

Endon - Denford

2x Stonechat, 2x Snipe, Ashes Pool 2x Oystercatcher, Little Grebe, (DCo)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 483x Golden Plover, 383x Lapwing, 21x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 5x Goosander, 27x Goldeneye, 18x Pochard, 102x Wigeon, 10x Shelduck, 4x Egyptian Geese, 23x Little Grebe, 7x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 4x Stonechat, (JWo)

Tucklesholme

2x Green Sandpiper, 36x Snipe, 2x Goosander, 7x Goldeneye, 18x Pochard, 76x Wigeon, 2x Shelduck, 4x Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Belvide Resv

4x Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 4x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, Peregrine, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Tuesday 6th February 2024

Pendeford Mill

5x Little Egret, 10x Redpoll, 30x Siskin, 3x Little Grebe, (PCo)

Monday 5 February 2024

Monday 5th February 2024

Radford Meadows Stafford

250x Golden Plover, 4x Little Egret, 2x Great Egret, 2x Goosander, 7x Pintail, (DBE)

Westport Lake

3x Goosander, (AR)

Tucklesholme

2x Shelduck, 16x Wigeon, 6x Snipe, (TJE)

Bateswood CP

Pink-footed Goose, 3x Common Gull, (GSa)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 350x Golden Plover, 200x Lapwing, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 21x Curlew, Snipe, 2x Little Egret, 14x Shelduck, 4x Goosander, 38x Goldeneye, 21x Pochard, 108x Wigeon, 13x Egyptian Geese (8x Egyptian Goslings - 1st this year), 32x Little Grebe, 8x YL Gull, 6x GBB Gull, 7x Common Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Greenfinch, (JWo)

Croxall

Green Sandpiper in flooded field along Catton Road, (AMT)

Cannock Chase

Crossbill, 30x Redpoll, 50x Siskin, (AP, JP)

Sunday 4 February 2024

Sunday 4th February 2024

Dunstall

2x Cattle Egret in sheep field south of church, 2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Shelduck, (BHa)

Whitemoor Haye

Slavonian Grebe still on Roadside pit though elusive, 2x Little Grebe, Great Egret, 158x Lapwing, 2x Shelduck, 10x Goldeneye, 26x Shoveler, 18x Gadwall, YL Gull, 30x Linnet, (JWo)  -  4x Little Grebe, 250x Lapwing, GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Alrewas NMA

Great Egret, Little Egret, 4x Goosander, 18x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Catholme (footpath)

Great Egret, Little Egret, 4x Goosander, 10x Goldeneye, 120x Wigeon, 20x Teal, (JWo)

Knypersley Resv

3x Goosander, 2x Woodcock back of old hatchery, 2x Willow Tit, (GBr)

Tittesworth Water

47x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 3x Goosander, 3x Oystercatcher, 90x Lapwing, Snipe, Willow Tit, 40x Siskin, (JOa, LH)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull in the roost again, 3x ad YL Gull, (@Ochruros, MY)

Belvide Resv

8x Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 3x Pintail, 15x Pochard, 15x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 4x Little Egret, Red Kite, Peregrine, 

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 5x Shelduck, 10x Goldeneye, 4x Egyptian Geese, 6x Little Grebe, 6x GBB Gull, 8x Common Gull, (JWo)  -  4x Little Egret, 18x Shelduck, Pintail, 14x Shoveler, 28x Gadwall, 90x Teal, 6x Pochard, 6x Goosander, Oystercatcher, 20x Curlew, 240x Golden Plover, 70x Lapwing, 3x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Woodcock, 10x Common Gull, 2x YL Gull, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)


Saturday 3 February 2024

Saturday 3rd February 2024

Stanley Pool

14x Goosander, Oystercatcher, (GBr)

Doxey Marsh

4x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, Pintail, 4x Shelduck, 5x Goosander, Common Gull, 100x Lapwing, (GPr, RRa)

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 4x Pintail, (SPA)

Yoxall

Red Kite over Yoxmoor Bank, (TSl)

Gailey Resv

3x Oystercatcher, 47x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Redpoll, 30x Siskin, (SRi)

Radford Meadows

2x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 600x Golden Plover, 1200x Lapwing, Dunlin, 5x Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 3x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, 12x Pintail, (RSw, CDa)

Trentham Gardens

2x Goosander, 4x Little Egret, 3x Oystercatcher, (STu)

Tittesworth Water

4x Oystercatcher, 13x Goosander, 57x Wigeon, 2x Pochard, 19x Teal, 23x Common Gull, Willow Tit, (SGi, IB)

Whitemoor Haye

2x Grey Partridge, Red Kite, 2x Great Egret, 12x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, (SCo)

Tucklesholme

Oystercatcher, 15x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, Stonechat, (TWy)

Alrewas NMA

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 8x Goosander, 14x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, 30x Linnet, (JWo)

Chasewater

3x GN Diver, Shag, Oystercatcher, 14x Snipe, 3x Jack Snipe, 88x Lapwing, (CW)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, 16x Shelduck, 60x Wigeon, 12x Shoveler, 60x Teal, 8x Pochard, 15x Goldeneye, Goosander, Oystercatcher, 200x Lapwing, 100x Golden Plover, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 19x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x GBB Gull, ad YL Gull, 2x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, (DSc)

Friday 2 February 2024

Friday 2nd February 2024

                                                 West Midland Bird Club Stafford Branch

                                           Invites you to talk on Tuesday 6th February 2024

                                                Journey into Wild Wales with Nick Martin

                        At Walton- on-The-Hill Village Hall, Green Gore Lane, Stafford ST170LD

                        Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30 start. Admission £3 including refreshments


Stanley Pool

Oystercatcher, 12x Goosander, (ALa)

Rudyard Lake

5x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, Little Egret, (SSe)

Aqualate

20x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 9x Pintail, Great Egret, Water Rail, (KHa)

Radford Meadows

c800 Golden Plover, c1500 Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 17x Pintail,  c500 Teal, c500 Wigeon, 6x Shelduck, 3x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, (CDa)

Cannock Chase

Abrahams Valley, 15x Crossbill, 25x Redpoll,  60x Siskin, also 3x Barnacle Geese by the River Trent, (SE, HF, RBe, TSl)

                                                          Crossbill by Rob Bendelow

                                                          Crossbill by Steve Edwards

Branston GPs

Male Merlin, Peregrine, 2x Woodcock, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 442x Golden Plover, 600x Lapwing, 22x Curlew, Oystercatcher, 5x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2x Ringed Plover, 3x Snipe, 2x Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, Pintail, 4x Goosander, 39x Goldeneye, 14x Pochard, 15x Shelduck, 112x Wigeon, 34x Little Grebe, 7x YL Gull, 8x Common Gull, 4x GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 8x Stonechat, (JWo)

Chasewater

3x GN Diver, Shag, 33x Goldeneye, (CW)

Thursday 1 February 2024

Thursday 1st February 2024

Stanley Pool

28x Goosander, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes

4x Pintail, Dunlin, (SPA)

Endon - Denford

6x Snipe, 4x Mandarin, Green Woodpecker also 11x Mandarin and Oystercatcher at the Ashes Pool, (DCo)

Whitemoor Haye

5x Grey Partridge, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Shelduck, 3x Egyptian Geese, (CMa, RFe)

Branston GPs

2x Cattle Egret still, 300x Golden Plover, 4x Dunlin, 21x Curlew, Redshank, Snipe, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, 11x Shelduck, Little Egret, 8x Stonechat, (CEc)  -  additional 2x Little Egret, 5x Egyptian Geese, 62x Wigeon, 11x Shoveler, 50x Teal, 6x Pochard, 21x Goldeneye, c1000 Lapwing, (DSc)

Chasewater

Ad Iceland Gull, 2w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 3x GN Diver, Shag, (JAl)

Dilhorne

4x Red Kite at the Tickhill Lane junction with Bank Top farm at 12:25, (DSc)