Thursday, 30 June 2016

Thursday 30th June 2016

Community Noticeboard

Volunteers required to help with the West Midland Bird club 2017 Cannock Chase Bird Survey. If you are interested please contact

Hanchurch Wood
1+ Crossbill over lower car park on dog Lane this morning (NDP)

Belvide Res
Dunlin, 7x Common Sandpiper & 6x Oystercatcher (BB)

Westport Lake
2x Common Tern still at 12.30 (SGi)

Doxey Marshes
Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler & Garden Warbler (PDe)

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Community Noticeboard

Volunteers required to help with the West Midland Bird club 2017 Cannock Chase Bird Survey. If you are interested please contact

Belvide Res
17x Great Crested Grebe & 30x Mute Swan were the only counts made (BB)
A work party has been arranged for this Sunday, if you are interested meet in the car park at 09.30 more info on

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Single Avocet on Jubilee Wetlands (@piccalilli123)

Whitemoor Haye
Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, Blackcap, Yellowhammer, drake Goldeneye & Green Woodpecker (@BirderAlrewas)

Barn Owl, Water Rail & 4x Sedge Warbler (JDu)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Tuesday 28th June 2016

Community Noticeboard

Volunteers required to help with the West Midland Bird club 2017 Cannock Chase Bird Survey. If you are interested please contact

Trent Washlands
18x Little Egret from Watson Street car park (RPo)

Monday, 27 June 2016

Monday 27th June 2016

Blithfield Res
9x Crossbill SW over Blithe Bay this morning (GJM)

Westport Lake
1x Common Tern present from 0545hrs to 1330hrs at least (NJS, SGi)

Bucknall (Bottleslow Jnc)
4x LR Plover (inc juv), pair Little Grebe with 2 juvs (RT) 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sunday 26th June 2016

Blithfield Res (permit only)
c27x drake Common Scoter in Tad Bay this afternoon (GJM)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit on North Pit plus Hobby (JJH, SJH)

5x Green Sandpiper & Oystercatcher on pool at midday (DEm)

Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, 7x Sedge Warbler, 5x Reed Warbler & 3x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)

Hobby over this afternoon (SCo)

Blythe Bridge to Caverswall
Yellowhammer, 3x Whitethroat, 20x Swift, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood & Large Skipper (ARa)

Saturday 25th June 2016

Cheddleton to Consall
Curlew, Red-legged Partridge, Garden Warbler, 5x Raven & male Siskin (DSc)

Red Kite over Oxford Gardens at 09.30

Friday, 24 June 2016

Friday 24th June 2016

Trentham Gardens
Male Mandarin Duck plus 4x juveniles, also Reed Warbler (GSa)

Branston Gravel Pits
4x Little Ringed Plover, 3x Redshank, 4x Shelduck, 7x Pochard, 5x Gadwall, 6x Teal, Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Painted Lady, Ringlet & Common Darter (JWo)

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Thursday 23rd June 2016

Red Kite over at 11:00 (RBe)

Red Kite over at 12:30 (Tre)

Rudyard Resv
2x Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Common Tern (STu)

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Croxden Quarry
4x Little Grebe, 15x Tufted Duck (DSc)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo at Wolseley Bridge (LBu)

Consall Wood Pool
2x Common Tern, 12x Reed Warbler, Water Rail, Kingfisher (JDu)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Westport Lake
5x Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler, 8x Tufted Duck, 8x Greylag Geese, 3x Blackcap and a Chaffinch (NJS)

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo Sherbrook Valley (MCo)

Monday 20th June 2016

Trent Washlands
Little Egret from St Peter's Bridge (RPo)

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sunday 19th June 2016

Doxey Marshes
2x Cetti's Warbler (GSa)

Branston GPs (Small Meadows to South Lake only)
4x LRP, 2x Redshank, 22x Gadwall, 7x PochardTree Sparrow (DSc)

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Saturday 18th June 2016

Branston GPs
3x Common Scoter still (AMa)

Friday, 17 June 2016

Friday 17th June 2016

Branston GPs
3x Common Scoter still (JWo)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thursday 16th June 2016

Westport Lake
Great Skua still present this morning (NJS)

Brian Carthy

Blithfield Res
2x Egyptian Geese, 2x Shelduck, 2x Oystercatcher, 3x Yellow Wagtail, 2x Garden Warbler, c6 Common Tern & Common Blue Butterfly (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits
3x Common Scoter, 39x Gadwall, 7x Teal, pair Shoveler, 4x Pochard, 15x Tufted Duck, female Mandarin Duck, pair Shelduck, 7x Little Egret, 2x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 6x Redshank, 4x Ringed Plover, 3x Little Ringed Plover, Raven & 2x Cetti's Warbler (DSc)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Westport Lake
Great Skua present this morning (NJS)  -  and to 20:10 at least.
Phil Jones

Steve Seal

Steve Gibson

Belvide Res
Osprey flew through at 13.20 (@BelvideBirding)

Branston GPs
3x Common Scoter on south pit, 19x Gadwall, 10x Redshank, 3x Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler (JWo)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday 14th June 2016

Little Owl near the church at 09:45 (KBi)

Belvide Res
2x Redshank on north shore (BB)

Monday, 13 June 2016

Monday 13th June 2016

Red Kite this morning (@paulsmith15363)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
3x Oystercatcher, 2x Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, Redshank & Mediterranean Gull (@chrisdoyle55)

Aston by Stone
Red Kite over the A34 at 17:15 (PBu)

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Sunday 12th June 2016

Hoar Cross
Red Kite over NW this afternoon (DTh)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
5x Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Redshank, male Garganey, Shoveler, Teal, Avocet, Gadwall & Common Tern (KBe)

Croxall Lakes
3x Oystercatcher, 10x Tufted Duck, 3x Kingfisher, Common Tern (KBi)

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016

Belvide Res
Avocet still on the north shore this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Ridgehill Woods
Red Kite over at 12.30 (@stivesmissy)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Mediterranean Gull, Little Ringed Plover & 2x Avocet (@atkinson_steve)

Doxey Marshes
3x Cetti's Warbler this afternoon (@HughieKing)

Cannock Chase 
3x Stonechat (KBe)

Friday, 10 June 2016

Friday 10th June 2016

Red Kite over Trent Valley Business park (JJO)

Red Kite still at Preston Hill this morning (RAs)

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Thursday 9th June 2016

Red Kite over Baswich church at 13.09 (ABa)

Red Kite this afternoon & Cuckoo at Preston Hill (RAs)

Belvide Res
20x Teal, Curlew & 2x Little Ringed Plover (BB)

3x Little Ringed Plover, c100 Skylark & c70 Lapwing over (JDu)

Doxey Marsh
Hobby through, Cetti's Warbler, Gropper (DSc)

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Belvide Res
Ist sum Little Gull this afternoon (@BelvideBirding)

Trentham Gardens
 Dipper seen this afternoon (SE HF)

Steve Edwards


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Branston GP
4x Redshank, 3x LRP, 2x Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Common Tern, Shoveler, 3x Shelduck, 13x Gadwall, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler, Common Blue Butterfly, 9x Large Skipper, 1x Cinnabar Moth, 4x Silver Ground Carpet (JW)

Monday, 6 June 2016

Monday 6th June 2016

Westport Lake
3x Goldcrest, 13x Tufted Duck, 4x Greylag Goose (NJS)

Belvide Res
6x Teal, 92x Gadwall (BelvideBirding)

1x Cuckoo (JMa)

3 pairs Redstart feeding young, 4x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, Gadwall, Goosander with 7 young (SGi)

Doxey Marshes,
Cettis Warbler, 3x Common Tern, 2x Redshank, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 3x Shelduck ,Goosander  (ABa)

Blithfield Res
Egyptian Goose on Rugeley side of the causeway (DPa)

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016

Belvide Res
2x Turnstone still (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Green Sandpiper on Jubilee Wetlands (@TameBirding)

Knypersley Resv
1x Hobby, 3x Sedge Warbler (GBr)

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Saturday 4th June 2016

Belvide Res
Arctic Tern & 2x Turnstone this morning (@BelvideBirding)

Whitemoor Haye
Grasshopper Warbler still opposite activity centre this morning, also Sedge Warbler, 2x Shelduck, Tree Sparrow & Yellowhammer (@BirderAlrewas)

Croxall Lakes
Little Ringed Plover, 2x pair Oystercatcher, 3x Garden Warbler, Kingfisher, pair Common Tern & 6x Gadwall (@ScottoftheMarsh)

Friday, 3 June 2016

Friday 3rd June 2016

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Great White Egret on Jubilee this evening then flew south  -  4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Avocet & Bittern (@RSPBMiddleton)   -  Red Kite, Hobby, Med Gull, 2x Ringed Plover (RB)

Belvide Res
Osprey through at 13:10 (BelvideBirding, PSm)  -  at least one Turnstone still

Branston Gravel Pits
Curlew, 4x Redshank, 3x Ringed Plover, 8x Little Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 10x Gadwall, 4x Common Tern, also Brown Argus 10 Spot Ladybird, Volucella bombylans & Honey Bee Swarm (JWo)

Doxey Marshes
2x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck, Whitethroat & Sedge Warbler (ABa)

Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Little Ringed Plover (JDu)

Hanchurch Woods
Spotted Flycatcher, 2x Garden Warbler (BC LC)

Cuckoo over east end of Isabel trail at 20:00 (LB)

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Rickerscote Meadows
2x Cuckoo, 2x Little Ringed Plover & White Wagtail (CDa)

Hobby over Captains Lane at 17.00 (JWo)

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Belvide Res
2x Turnstone still from Chappell hide (@BelvideBirding)

Middleton Lakes RSPB
Red Kite flew south over reserve this morning (@RSPBMiddleton)

Goosander, 2x Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2x Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail & Shelduck (JWo)

Alrewas GP
Common Sandpiper & Redshank (JWo)

Alrewas Arboretum
Cetti's Warbler (JWo)