Friday 30 June 2017

Friday 30th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey still at 13:30, 4x Black-tailed Godwit (JSh)

Black-tailed Godwit (JOa)

Middleton Lakes
7x Black-tailed Godwit on JW (@Piccalilli123)

Branston GPs
10x LR Plover,10x Ringed Plover, 2x Curlew, 2x Redshank,7x Shelduck, 25x Gadwall, 1x Shoveler, 9x Teal, 5x Pochard, 22x Little Grebe, 3x Little Egret, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Essex Skipper (JWo)

Thursday 29 June 2017

Thursday 29th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
LESSER YELLOWLEGS in Tad Bay early afternoon (GJM)  -  also 10x Common Scoter, Osprey (@chrisvaghela)

Westport Lake
Common Scoter on main lake (@DKelsall3)

Belvide Resv
12x Common Scoter (11 drakes) off the dam (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still in front of the main hide to 16:30 at least also a Mandarin (MBo)

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Belvide Resv
Green Sandpiper (@BelvideBirding)

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Red Kite over the A522 at 07:50 (@rpintean)

Red Kite over at 11:30 heading towards Standon (MHu)

Middleton Lakes
2x Ruff, Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2x Avocet, 2x Little Egret (CMa, (@RSPBMiddleton)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still on Doxey flash mid afternoon (@mjwstaffs, ISh)

Monday 26 June 2017

Monday 26th June 2017

Belvide Resv
Osprey through west early afternoon (@paulsmith15363)

Doxey Marsh
Wood Sandpiper on Tillington Flash (@DoxeyBirder)

Branston GPs  -  (Please keep to paths and do not climb over safety and border fences)
Curlew, 4x LR Plover, 1x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 8x Oystercatcher, Wigeon (m), 6x Pochard, 4x Teal, 11x Gadwall, 5x Shelduck, Bar-headed Goose, 17x Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 10x Little Egret, (JWo)

Sunday 25 June 2017

Sunday 25th June 2017

                                                Community Notice Board
Visitors to the Branston Gravel Pits complex are reminded that it is a operational quarry with ongoing excavations. It can be dangerous if the land becomes unstable without  warning.
Please keep to footpaths and observe designated signs and do not climb over safety fences and boundary fences onto working parts of the quarry.

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-tailed Godwit Tad Bay also YL Gull (@rpintean)

Branston GPs
Drake Common Scoter to 11:00 at least (DOu, LOu)

Saturday 24 June 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
THREE 1st summer Sabine's Gulls at west end mid morning (@BelvideBirding) - two flew off north at 10:51, the single remaining bird present to 12:08 then flew off west.  22x Black-tailed Godwit from 13:30

Red Kite over at 15:00 (GGa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Green Sandpiper (@rpintean)

Friday 23 June 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern this morning but no sign after 10:00 (@BelvideBirding)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still mid morning on Creswell flash (NGr)

Andy Holt

Red Kite over at mid day (Tr)

Gailey Resv
Femail Common Scoter on the fishing lake at 17:45 (@TheSnapper1978)

Red Kite over at 08:15 (GHa)

Cheslyn Hay
Red Kite over Strawberry Lane cemetary (@wyrebirder)

Thursday 22 June 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Red Kite drifted over west at 07:30 (@PeterDobson20)  -  also possibly same bird over Boon Hill at 09:00 (MJW)

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill again on Creswell flash to 10:15 and then on Doxey flash to 13:15 at least (MBo)

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Red Kite over a hay field (TEy)

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff and Green Sandpiper still (@RSPBMiddleton)

Branston GPs
Hobby, 10x Redshank, 11x Oystercatcher, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 7x Common Tern, 8x Shelduck +15+8(new)+1, Shoveler(m), Wigeon(m), Bar-headed Goose, 8x Teal, 15x Little Grebe, 39x Gadwall, 7x Pochard, 14x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat (JWo)

Monday 19 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Ruff, Green Sandpiper (@RSPBMiddleton)

Drake Mandarin on the sailing lake (@TheSnapper1978)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Common Sandpiper (@paulsmith15363)

Red Kite over Walsall Road at 15:00 (IBo)

Doxey Marsh
2x Curlew on Creswell flash (TT)

Sunday 18 June 2017

Sunday 18th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill still to early afternoon (NGr, et al.)  -  still at 19:15 in front of the main hide (JJH, SJH)

Red Kite over the B5030 at 11:40 (@nutcracker1965)

Saturday 17 June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill on Creswell Flash (PB, DW)

Red Kite over (MBr)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 8x Little Egret, 2x Egyptian Geese (DSc)

Coombes Valley
Woodcock roding at 22:00 (MBr)

Friday 16th June 2017

2x Quail at Turbine cottage (per @StourBirder)

Thursday 15 June 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

Red Kite over high to NW at 11:10 (RAs)

Dosthill NR
2x Hobby over (@atkinson_steve)

Red Kite over at 17:00 (JCo)

Branston GPs
2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 9x Redshank, 19x Shelduck, 2x Pochard (m,f), Wigeon, 43x Gadwall, 2x Egyptian Geese, 1x Bar-headed Goose, 17x Little Egret, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, (JWo)

Offley Hay
Red Kite over at 16:30 (VHa)

Hobby over this evening (MBr)

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Whitmore Bent Lane
Cuckoo (@thevicar70)

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders in Diarmid Road Hanford (CBa)

Monday 12 June 2017

Monday 12th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x 1st sum Little Gull on north shore (@NigelCarp2008)

Red Kite over early morning (@BirderAlrewas)

Branston GPs
6x Oystercatcher +1 chick, 2x Ringed Plover, 8x Redshank, 49x Gadwall, 24x Shelduck +6+11+12+7+2+2 ducklings, 2x Wigeon (m & f), Bar-headed Goose, Little Egret, 14x Little Grebe + 1 chick, c69x Sand Martin Holes (new after land slip), c300x Swift, 3x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday 11 June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

Whitemoor Haye
Red Kite over (@BirderAlrewas)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008))

Red Kite over (@Clive_Davies1)

Sherbrook Valley
Red Kite over (JJH, SJH)

Red Kite over east at 16:45 (TEy)

Saturday 10 June 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017

Middleton Lakes
Red-necked Phalarope on east scrape

Jon Woodcock

Coombes Valley
Hobby hunting by visitor centre this morning (MBr)

Friday 9 June 2017

Friday 9th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@NigelCarp2008)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over west at 11:38 (DSc)

Thursday 8 June 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
c15 Sanderling SW corner of causeway at 15:15 (@DKelsall3)

Branston GPs
9x Redshank, 3x LR Plover, 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 18x Shelduck +8+5+11+18 ducklings, Wigeon, 44x Gadwall, 5x Little Egret, Water Rail, 12x Little Grebe, 6x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still (@Rewildings85)

2x Egyptian Geese + 8 chicks (JWo)

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey thru north at 15:45, 2x Garganey still (@BelvideBirding)

Monday 5 June 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Garganey pair still, 4x Sanderling (@BelvideBirding)

Sunday 4 June 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Avocet, pair Garganey still (@NigelCarp2008. @BelvideBirding)

Red Kite over Cauldon Low (DLe)

Saturday 3 June 2017

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair of Garganey still on north shore (@BelvideBirding)

Friday 2nd June 2017

Red Kite over Barton Gate this evening

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Thursday 1 June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

Red Kite over Castle Hill (@jvphbirding)

Middleton Lakes
Garganey still (@Edwardbirder)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Pair Garganey still, 2x Sanderling, Osprey thru 18:15, 2x 2nd sum YL Gull (@BelvideBirding)

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