Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday 30th June 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
1st summer Little Gull and 4x  2nd summer YL Gulls in Tad Bay (RPo)

Gailey Res
Egyptian Goose still present this pm (JDa)
Also this am Common Sandpiper & 3x Common Tern (CJW, GAS)

Westport Lake
Peregrine, 8x Great Crested Grebe +1 juv, 7x Tufted Duck, 19x LBBG & a Herring Gull (KSt)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Saturday 29 June 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
32x Black-tailed Godwit and 1st summer Little Gull in Tad Bay this afternoon also 5x Crossbill in Scots Pines along approach road to education centre (MPR)
also Common Tern 10, Goosander 14, Redshank 1, Greylag Geese 62, Lapwing 34, Oystercatcher 5, Shelduck 23, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 17, Yellow-legged Gull 1, Yellow Wagtail 1 & Little Ringed Plover 1 (BGeorge)

Brookleys Lake
Scaup drake still this morning (RP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 23x Goosander, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (RPo)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
22x Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon before flying off (CC)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday 28 June 2013

Drayton Bassett Pits
Wood Sandpiper on the North Pit, also Dunlin & 2x Redshank (GWi)

Blithfield Reservoir
Common Scoter drake in Tad Bay at 15:10 (SWo)
15x Common Tern, Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper,11x Oystercatcher, 25x Shelduck and Common Scoter still late afternoon (RCB)
5 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew & 24 Shelduck (14 ducklings) (BGeorge)
Croxall Lakes NR
1 Lesser Whitethroat - heard singing from car park & 5 Oystercatcher on Island (BGe)

Cannock Chase
Hobby seen this evening (RWi)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Thursday 27th June 2013

Blithfield Res
2 parties of Crossbill (3 & 13) through this morning, also Curlew & Yellow-legged Gull (MPR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper 4, Common Sandpiper 3, LRP 9, Oystercatcher 2, Mandarin 3, Teal, 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 (ABa)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Middleton Lakes RSPB
2x Little Tern today at Jubilee Wetlands, still present at 19.45, also a Whimbrel earlier in the day

Egyptian Goose still present plus a Hobby (SAR)

Branston GP's
6x Green Sandpiper, 6x Redshank, Curlew, 3x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, 8x Teal, 4x Gadwall, 15x Shelduck with 16 duckling, 4x Reed Warbler plus Brown Argus, 3x Common Blue, 3x Large Skipper, 7x Black-tailed Skimmer, Red Admiral, Green Tiger Beetle and Cardinal Beetle (JWo)

Large Skipper (top) and Brown Argus by Jon Woodcock

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Gailey Res
Egyptian Geese still present this afternoon (HKi)

The first record for Gailey! Picture by Hughie King
Branston GP's
c50 adult Lapwing +1juv+3chicks, Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank+3juv, 2 Gadwall,  2 Teal, pr Little Grebe+2juv, 3 Skylark, 2 Reed Warbler in song on scrape (DSc)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Monday 24th June 2013

Blithfield Resv
1st summer Little Gull, two Yellow-legged Gulls and 2x Redshank (MPR)

Drayton Bassett Pits
2x Black-tailed Godwit this evening on the Jubilee wetlands (Steve Pick).

Tittesworth Res
Common Terns 2 plus 2 young, Oystercatchers 2 plus 2 young, LRP 4 & Barnacle Geese 2 juv (SGi)

Coombes Valley
Pied flycatcher, Nuthatches + young (ASt)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday 23rd June 2013

Brookleys Lake
1x Whooper Swan this morning plus a drake Scaup (AB) Scaup still present at 15.30 but no sign of Whooper Swan (RP)

Scaup at Brookleys Lake by Richard Powell

Whooper at Brookley by Andy Barker
Gailey Res
HobbySpotted Flycatcher and 68 Greylag Geese (SAR)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Saturday 22nd June 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
8 Oystercatcher, 15 Shelduck (including 9 ducklings), 7 Common Tern, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Shoveler & 2 Raven (BGe)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler, 20x Sand Martin, 15x House Martin, 6x Swift (AJa)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 4x Yellowhammer, 10x Tree Sparrow (AJa)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
12x Goosander (JMc)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Green Sandpiper 1, LRP 11, Curlew 6, Oystercatcher 4, Common Sandpiper 4, Yellow Wagtail feeding young (ABa)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday 21st June 2013

Tittesworth Res
Bar-tailed Godwit, 4x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Common Tern, 2x Barnacle Geese & 2x Common Sandpiper (PLu)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter still

Uttoxeter Quarry
Common Scoter female this morning ,also 3x Common Sandpiper, 5x Shelduck, 2x Goosander (EF)
Common Scoter female still this evening (AB EF)

Branston GPs
6x Redshank + 3 chicks, 5x LR Plover + 1 chick, Oystercatcher, 6x Lapwing chicks, 5x Gadwall, 15x Shelduck + 20 ducklings, 2x Common Tern, 6x Stock Dove, 2x Red-legged Partridge, 20x Silver Y Moth, 10x Twin-lobed Deerfly (JW)

Burston - Aston
2x Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail (BB)

Cannock Chase
2x Hobbies & 2x Woodcock (RWi)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Thursday 20 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Osprey one through at 14:20 also drake Common Scoter

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Osprey one over the causeway at 11:00 (SBa)

Park Hall CP
Hobby over the golf course (SSt)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
14x Common Scoter drakes off Yeatsall Bank (GJM)
Still present at 15:30 best viewed from track down to Beech Tree Point (RCB)

Belvide Res (permit only)
3x Common Scoter (female and 2 drakes) from Andrew Chappell hide mid afternoon.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tuesday 18th June 2013

Belvide Resv
The Egyptian Goose paid us a visit again. It was on the north shore till 2.30pm when it flew off south. 7 Shoveler and 7 Pochard were counted. A Water Vole was off the west lane bridge this afternoon. Belvide Blog

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 1x Oystercatcher, 9x LRP, 23 juv Goosander (AB)

Branston Gravel Pits
6x Redshank (+4 chicks), 2x Ringed Plover, 5x LRP, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 19x Shelduck (+16 ducklings), 11x Gadwall, 4x Teal, 3x Wigeon, 4x Sedge Warbler, 4x Reed Warbler, Black-tailed Skimmer, 5x Banded Demoiselle, (Marley Pit: 5+ Red-eyed Damselfly, 3x Blue-tailed Damselfly), Common Blue Damselfly (very numerous), 5x Cinnabar, Caddis Fly (JWo)

Great Crested Grebe at Branston tonight by JWo

Monday, 17 June 2013

Monday 17th June 2013

Hawksmoor NR (pool by East Wall Farm)
No sign of the possible Greenish Warbler from 10:15 to 11:30 this morning (RT)

Westport Lake
Drake Scaup with Tufted Ducks on main lake at 06.40 (NJS)

Cannock Chase
8x Cuckoo, 4x Green Woodpecker, 3x Tree Pipit, Yellowhammer (RW)

Hobby over at 18:05 (RCB)

Barlaston Downs
4x Curlew, 4x Yellowhammer, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2x Raven (AR)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday 16 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Black-necked Grebe at the West End this morning.

Croxall GPs
5x Oystercatcher, 4x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 2x Gadwall, 2x Pochard, Reed, Sedge and Garden Warbler amongst 6 Warbler species (SCo)

Alrewas GPs
Redshank, LR Plover, 9x Cormorant, 2x Gadwall, 2x Common Tern (SCo)

National Arboretum
Cuckoo calling (SCo)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo  and at Winmere Pool - Four-spotted Chaser, Large Red Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly (DLe)

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 18x Common Tern, 3x Goosander (EF)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Saturday 15 June 2013

Drayton Bassett
Little Gull adult on North Pit.

Cannock Chase
2x Cuckoo, 5x Tree Pipit, 2x Green Woodpecker, Yellowhammer (AM)

Gailey Res
8x Common Tern, Oystercatcher, 5x Gadwall, 4x Little Grebe, 8x GC Grebe, 65x Grey Lags (IMo)

Cannock Chase
3x Cuckoo, 6x Tree Pipit, Slow Worm, Green Tiger Beetle (JWo)

Slow Worm by Jon Woodcock

Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday 14th June 2013

Drayton Bassett North Pit
This morning 3x Black-tailed Godwit at 12:25, 7x Ringed Plover got up off the north pit headed west then returned.
Jubilee Wetlands - 2x Ringed Plover and an LRP (JHa)

Westport Lake
Early afternoon - 3x Tufted Duck, 7x Blackcap, 3x Reed Warbler (NJS)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Thursday 13th June 2013

Belvide Resr
9 Black-tailed Godwit dropped on the north shore briefly at 3.55pm when they were spooked by a Hobby and flew off to the south west. 2 Redshank were new, also 6 Oystercatcher and 2 LRP were noted. 70 Mallard, 1 Teal and 2 Pochard were counted. Belvide Blog

Westport Lake
1x Sedge Warbler (new in today), 3+ Reed Warbler (inc a new bird in today), 3x Blackcap, 4x Chiffchaff (NJS)

Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent
1x Peregrine over this afternoon. (NJS)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Grey Plover on Jubilee wetlands (AGW)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Turnstone early afternoon at Jubilee Wetland (Staffs or not??)

Colwich (River Trent)
LR Plover, 2x Oystercatcher (CD)

Westport Lake
1x Oystercatcher south 18:05hrs (KSt)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ringed Plover, 6x LR Plover, 9x Redshank (+2 chicks), Oystercatcher, 24x Shelduck, (+10 ducklings) ,6x Gadwall, 3x Wigeon, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, 3x Sedge Warbler, Red and Black Froghopper (JWo)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Monday 10th June 2013

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 10x Redshank, Ringed Plover (AJa)
Trent Washlands
2x Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2x Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, c20 Swift, c20 Sand Martin, c30 House Martin. (AJa)

Westport Lake
1x Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid, 20+ Lesser B B Gulls, 4x Blackcap, 1x Garden Warbler, 2x Whitethroat (NJS)

Ellerton Grange
2x Corn Bunting and a Cuckoo (PE)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday 9 June 2013

Doxey Marshes
A CATTLE EGRET flew east at 08:25hrs. Female Marsh Harrier at 11:15hrs. Also 3x LRP, 2x Redshank, 6x Teal (Mike Boote)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Marsh Harrier female 09:35 to 09:45 then flew off NE.

Maer Woods
Cuckoo. 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 6x Tree Pipit, 16x Garden Warbler, 2x Green Woodpecker (NP)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, 2x Egyptian Geese, 6x Goosander, 52x Lapwing (inc pair with 2 juvs), 29x Mute Swan (inc 2 cygnets) (ABa)

Cuckoo calling early morning at the Saltings car park.(GHa)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Saturday 8 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Black-necked Grebe still opposite Gazebo also female Common Scoter.

Highgate Common
Cuckoo, 3x Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler (DP)

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo calling near the microlight field (SCo)

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Redshank, 2x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, 33x Shelduck (inc 8 ducklings), Yellow Wagtail (AJa)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday 7 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Black-necked Grebe and female Common Scoter still.

Knypersley Res
2x Hobby over the lake and road this morning (GBr)

Branston GPs
20x Gadwall, 1x Pochard, Oystercatcher, 5x Ringed Plover, 6x Redshank, 32x Shelduck (DSc)
Additional - 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x LR Plover, 10x Redshank, Curlew, 3x Common Tern, 41x Shelduck, 4x Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Raven (JWo)
Broad-bodied Chaser, Cardinal Beetle, Thick-kneed Beetle, 20x Red-eyed Damselflies (JWo)

Red-eyed Damselflie by Jon Woodcock

Blithfield Res (permit only)
4x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, c10 Common Tern this am (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry
18x Goosander (pair with 12 chicks), 2x Egyptian Goose, 2x Ringed Plover, 9x LR Plover, 4x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 2x Curlew 8x Common Tern (ABa)

Highgate Common
2x Cuckoo male and female (KW)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Thursday 6 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Black-necked Grebe on north side opposite Gazebo this afternoon also female Common Scoter still. 5x Black Terns at 16:15hrs

Highgate Common
Cuckoo calling near the wardens hut late pm also a Woodcock over the plantation (DP)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still.

Highgate Common
Cuckoo calling from birch wood near the airfield also Tree Pipit (DP)

 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Gadwall, (BRu

Cannock Chase
4x Cuckoo, 15x Tree Pipit, Mandarin with 5 ducklings, Raven, 3x Garden Warbler (JWo)
8x Common Heath (JWo)

Tree Pipit by Jon Woodcock

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting (BRu)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Aqualate Mere
Black Tern one through late morning also 56x Black-tailed Godwit at 09:30.

Knypersley Res
2x Common Tern over at 06:40 also 2x Hobby over the lake (GBr)

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female still between Andrew Chappel hide and Gazebo hide.

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit, 14x Redshank, 6x LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Hobby, 8x Gadwall, 39x Shelduck, 5x Stock Dove, 2x Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)
Small Copper, Brimstone, Cinnabar, 8x Common Blue Damselflies, 2x Broad-bodied Chaser, 6x Scorpionflies (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, 2x Redshank, Oystercatcher, Garden Warbler, (SCo)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday 3 June 2013

Turtle Dove one reported in the area this morning.

Belvide Res (permit only)
Common Scoter female from Andrew Chappel hide.

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Osprey over the causeway this morning, caught a fish then flew off NW (GJM)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday 2nd June 2013

Tittesworth Res
Whimbrel , 2x Redshank, 3x Shelduck  also Common Scoter fem/imm this pm (SGi)

Churnet Valley - Alton
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 7x Blackcap, 3x Chiffchaff, 2x Mandarin (TEy)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Peregrine, PF Goose, 13x Common Tern, 11x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 2x Shoveller (ABa)

Blithfield Res (permit only)
Turnstone on the causeway also LR Plover, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Common Tern, Shelduck, 4x Gadwall (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Common Tern, 6x Gadwall, 4x Redshank, LR Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, Grey Partridge, Tree Sparrow, 2x Shelduck, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler (SCo)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Saturday 1 June 2013

Uttoxeter Quarry
16x Common Tern also several hundred Swifts over the main pit. (ABa)

2-3 Spotted Flycatcher at Boltons sports ground (ABa)

Belvide Res
Marsh Harrier female flew through SE at 12:33.

Knypersley Res
Hobby one over, Cuckoo calling from  the bridge and a Spotted Flycatcher half way along path to waterfall (GBr)

Gailey Res
2x Spotted Flycatcher and a Hobby (SR)

Cannock Chase
3x Cuckoo, 2x Tree Pipit & a Redstart (HM)

Branston GPs
2x Black-tailed Godwit at 17:45. Also 9x Redshank (AJ)

Churnet Valley
Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, 5x Raven (JWo)

2x Redshank, Oystercatcher, 5x Shelduck, 100+ Swifts (JM)

Highgate Common
2 x Cuckoo between the Wardens office and the main pond 21.00. One calling and showing really well. 1 x Tree Pipit (DPo)