Thursday, 31 December 2020

Thursday 31st December 2020

Certainly 2020 was a very difficult year with birding being restricted to some degree. However this led to birders concentrating on garden and overhead house lists which resulted in many good sightings and record counts. Despite all this it was a pretty good year for Staffs with 218 species being recorded. Four new birds for Staffs was exceptional these being Surf Scoter at Chasewater, Laughing Gull at Belvide, Greenish Warbler at Cuckoo Bank and Pallid Harrier at Middleton Lakes. 

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier, Pintail, 13x Shelduck, 2x Pochard, 24x Snipe, 3x Great Egret, 9x Goldeneye, 4x Stonechat, YL Gull,  (SPA, MSm)

Brancote Water Works Stafford

3x Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, 4x Grey Wagtail, 100x Pied Wagtail, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Bignal End

85x Pinkfoots over, (MJW)

Alvecote

2x Stonechat, 31x Lapwing, 4x Goosander, (MSc)

Great Haywood

Blackcap, (RSu)

Forsbrook-Draycott in the Moors

2x Yellowhammer, (AR)

Baldwins Gate

Brambling, (RWh)

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Wednesday 30th December 2020

Whitemoor Haye

Great Egret on old new workings, Merlin thru, 22x Snipe and possibly 2x Jack Snipe, SCo)

Blithfield Resv

12x Russian White-fronted Geese over Duckley plantation and then briefly Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Middleton Lakes

3x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, Pintail, 6x Shelduck, Great Egret, 7x Snipe, Oystercatcher thru, 2x Common Gull, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh  -  Main reserve accessible in wellies from main car park

Pink-footed Goose, 5x Snipe, 8x Gadwall, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DM)  -  also 300x Golden Plover, 800x Lapwing, 3x Water Rail, (MBo)  -  490x Golden Plover, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Stonechat, (SE,HF)

                                                       Golden Plovers by Steve Edwards

Gailey Resv

85x Golden Plover, 55x Lapwing thru, 2x Goldeneye, Pochard, 40x Skylark, (IMo)

Barton under Needwood

2x Blackcap still and a Goosander over, (JWo)

Stafford

2x Blackcap on Newport Road, (ESm)

Botteslow Flash

YL Gull, GBB Gull, (RTo)

Wombourne

Blackcap, (DBa)

Silverdale

3x YL Gull, 10x GBB Gull at Walleys landfill, (NDP)

Branston GPs

Ruff, Redshank, 19x Curlew, Snipe, x Lapwing, 8x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, 67x Wigeon, 58x Shoveler, 350x Teal, 22x Pochard, 29x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, ad Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 6x GBB Gull, 10x Common Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, 1500x Starling, (JWo, DSc)

Amington

18x Greenfinch, (MSc)

Cannock Chase

150x Reed Bunting north of Aspen car park. (SMg)

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Tuesday 29th December 2020

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier on North pit, 6x Snipe, 2x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, Goosander, Stonechat, (SPA)

Stafford

3x Goosander on Castlefields pool, (ESm, JTa, PDe) -  also 2x Blackcap Newport Road, (ESm)

Barton under Needwood

3x Goosander over also 2x Blackcap, (JWo)

Branston GPs

Redshank, 2x Shelduck and a big influx of Shoveler, (CMa, RFe)

Dimmingsdale

80x Pinkfoots over NW, (TEy)


                                                                        By Terry Eyre

Stone

100x Pinkfoots over west at 15:20 also  2x White-fronted Geese, in the flock, (DEm)

                                    White-fronted Geese with the Pinkfoot flock by Dave Emley

Radford Meadow

Short-eared Owl at dusk, 20x White-fronted Geese, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 300x Lapwing, 2x Little Egret, Goosander, (RSw)

Monday, 28 December 2020

Monday 28th December 2020

Whitemoor Haye

2x Pintail on main lake, 189x Wigeon, 10x Goldeneye, 47x Shoveler, Goosander, (SCo)  -  Merlin, (BAS,AMS)

Castlefields pool (Stafford)

3x Goosander, (ESm)

Botteslow Flash

Common Gull, Little Egret, Jack Snipe, (RTo)

Keele

12x GBB Gull over, (MSu)

Middleton Lakes

13x Goldeneye, 2x Shelduck, 2x Stonechat, Goosander, (MSm)

Holden Lane Chatterley Whitfield

Goosander on pool, - Ford Green, Little Egret, Goosander, - Chatterley Whitfield

Stonechat, (GBr)

Baswich-Walton

7x Goosander, 50x Wigeon,50x Teal, Grey Wagtail, 2x Stonechat, Water Rail, (GHa)

Stafford

Blackcap at Parkfields, (SFi)

Chasewater

Ad Caspian Gull and 3x YL Gull in the roost

Alrewas GP

Goosander, 86x Wigeon, 3x Chiffchaff and a Cetti's Warbler in the NMA, (SCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Great Egret, 15x Snipe, 11x GBB Gull, 2w YL Gull, 

Smestow Valley

Yellowhammers near Ebstree farm, (CVa)

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Sunday 27th December 2020

i54

11x Grey Wagtail, 7x Redpoll, 

Doxey Marsh

3x Water Pipit, 200x Golden Plover, 300x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, (DM)

Westport Lake

14x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 11x Goosander, 2x Shoveler, Willow Tit, (NS)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 41x Barnacle Geese, 8x Snipe, 1000x Lapwing, 4x Shelduck, Goldeneye, (NDP)

JCB South Lake

Great Egret, (NDP)

Radford Meadows

254x Wigeon, 300x Teal, 2x Pintail, 38x Shoveler, Goosander, 14x Golden Plover, 250x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, (CDa)

Knypersley Resv

Ring-necked Parakeet in Arboretum,  2x Water Rail, Goosander, Redpoll, (GBr)

Parkhall CP

Barn Owl

Mill End (near Audley)

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, (SJT)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, 3x Little Egret, Corn Bunting, 8x Yellowhammer, (IMo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, Common Sandpiper, Pintail, ad Caspian Gull, YL Gull, 

Branston GPs

5x Little Egret, 2x Shelduck, 32x Wigeon, 40x Shoveler, 2x Goldeneye thru, 6x Goosander, Peregrine, Ruff, 20x Curlew, 3x Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

11x Little Egret, 7x Goosander (6x thru south), 8x Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Hopwas-Comberford fields

5x Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail, (MSc)




Saturday, 26 December 2020

Saturday 26th December 2020

Whitemoor Haye

2x Great Egret, Merlin,  63x Wigeon, 65x Shoveler, 3x Goldeneye, 6x Goosander, Shelduck, 150x Lapwing, Peregrine, 9x Tree Sparrow, Stonechat, (SCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Redhead Smew from Scott hide

Middleton Lakes

2x Great Egret, Marsh Harrier, 9x Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, (MSm)

Radford Meadows

16x White-fronted Geese, 2x Pink-footed Geese, Cetti's Warbler, 4x Pintail, 2x Shelduck, 3x Goosander, 38x Shoveler, Little Owl, Little Egret, 400x Lapwing, (RSw)

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Jack Snipe, 4x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (JDu)

Little Aston STW

Jack Snipe, 2x Common Snipe, 2x Redpoll, (PAn)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water

51x Snipe, 4x Pochard, 5x Goosander, GBB Gull, (SGi, CT)

North Staffs Moors

Barn Owl, 2x Stonechat, (SGi)

                                                                By Steve Gibson

Great Haywood

2x Blackcap, (RSu)

Friday, 25 December 2020

Friday 25th December 2020

Whitemoor Haye

3x possible Twite seen very briefly, (SCo)  -  4x Grey Partridge this afternoon, (CBe)

River Sow Meadows

9x Goosander, 168x Wigeon, 82x Teal, 10x Little Grebe, 5x Snipe, (RSw)

Belvide Resv WMBC members only)

Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 9x Shelduck, 3w Caspian Gull, 

Forsbrook-Draycott in the Moors

Barn Owl at 16:35, (AR)

Ipstones

160x Pink-foots NW at 12:30, (SCh)

Stone 

Little Egret in tree for 30 mins, (SBe)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Alvecote

5x Goosander, (MSc)

Little Aston

9x Grey Partridge, 

Stafford

2x Goosander on Castlefields pool, (ESm)


Thursday, 24 December 2020

Thursday 24th December 2020

Radford Meadows

6x White-fronted Geese at 08:30 also a Peregrine, (SGo)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, Curlew, 6x Snipe, 3x Pochard, 4x Shelduck, Peregrine, (RPo)

Hanchurch Woods

4x Crossbill, also a Brambling at the feeding station, (NDP)

Baswich

7x Goosander on small pond between canal and riding school, (GHa)

Keele

30x Pinkfoots over west, (MSu)

Hopton

Great Egret still, (ABr)

Gailey Resv

Cetti's Warbler, 2x Goldeneye, Pochard, (SRi)

Drayton Bassett

Peregrine along Drayton Lane, (MSm)

Chasewater

Ad Caspian Gull, 2w Med Gull, 5x YL Gull in the roost,

Pool Hall

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret

Tucklesholme

2x Goosander, 25x Wigeon, 26x Gadwall, 8x Little Grebe, (JWo)


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

7x Common Scoter, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, 5x YL Gull, 11x Shelduck, 

River Sow Meadows

7x Goosander, (IWi)

Radford Meadows

White-fronted Geese still, 4x Goosander, (CDa)

Hopton

Great Egret, (ABr)

Tameside NR/Borrowpit Lake

4x Goosander, 46x Lapwing, 12x Wigeon, (MSc)

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Copmere

3x Great Egret still, (SJT)

Ford Green

38x Pink-footed Geese over east also a Goosander, (JJo)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, (IMo)

Blithfield Resv

Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Great Egret, 7x Goldeneye, 2x YL Gull, 4x Shelduck, 3x Stonechat, (DBa)

Branston GPs

Merlin thru towards Tatenhill, 13x Little Egret, (JWo)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull in the roost.

Tittesworth Resv

150x Pinkfoots over west, Woodcock, 44x Snipe, 4x Pochard, 4x Goosander, 21x Wigeon, 13x Mandarin, 700x Jackdaw, (SGi, IF)

Radford Meadows

White-fronted Geese still, 300x Lapwing, 7x Shelduck, Goosanders, Wigeon, (CVa)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 4x Stonechat, 29x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Monday, 21 December 2020

Monday 21st December 2020

Stone

3x Great Egret over Mount Road/Kent Grove at 08:30. (RLa)

Enville

Green Sandpiper, Stonechat at The Mere, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 700x Golden Plover, 85x Snipe, 3x Stonechat, (HF, SE)

Radford Meadows

20x White-fronted Geese, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 30x Shoveler, 2x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, 145x Lapwing, (RSw)

Brancote Waterworks

Green Sandpiper, 9x Goosander, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water

51x Snipe, 13x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 12x Wigeon, Willow Tit, c600 Jackdaw roost, (SGi)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 

Branston GPs

3x Woodcock, 22x Snipe, 22x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 159x Lapwing, 8x Goldeneye, 73x Pochard, 66x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 26x Wigeon, 553x Teal, 14x Shelduck, Great Egret, 11x Little Egret, 43x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, 24x GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 2x Green Woodpecker, 5x Redpoll, (JWo)

                                                             Ruff by Jon Woodcock
                                                       Winter Moths by Jon Woodcock

Alvecote

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 10x Wigeon, 2x Stonechat, (MSc)

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Sunday 20th December 2020

Doxey Marsh - main site flooded

8x Water Pipit in mixed flock, Great Egret, 300x Golden Plover, 800x Lapwing, 26x Snipe, 3x Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, (MBo, PDy)

Knypersley Resv

Ring-necked Parakeet in the arboretum Water Rail, 3x Mandarin, Willow Tit. (GBr)

Enville

3x Pink-footed Geese, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat at The Mere, (DBa)

Poole Hall

Great Egret still, (GCl)

Berryhill

26x Pinkfoots over west at 12:09, (CSi)

Little Aston STW

2x Jack Snipe, Lapwing, Snipe, 10x Yellowhammer, 100x Stock Dove, (PAn)

Branston GPs

21x Curlew, 80x Lapwing, 2x Ruff, 19x Snipe, Redshank, 11x Little Egret, 11x Shelduck, 38x Wigeon, 40x Pochard, 8x Goldeneye, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, 2x Grey Wagtail, (DSc, CEc)

Uttoxeter Quarry

4x Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 12x Snipe, Great Egret, 10x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 2x Grey Wagtail, 2x GBB Gull, (AM)

Whitemoor Haye

Tree Sparrows. Goldeneye, 10x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, c100 Linnet, Peregrine, Stonechat, (SCo)

Gailey Resv

5x Pochard, Goldeneye, 2x Water Rail, (SRi)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost

Blithfield Resv

Pink-footed Goose, 2x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 10x Shelduck, 22x Goldeneye, 8x Goosander, 3x Stonechat, 11x Common Gull, (SE, HF)

                                                    Common Sandpiper by Steve Edwards

Gnosall

Barn Owl Radmore Lane at 19:40, (RPl)


Saturday, 19 December 2020

Saturday 19th December 2020

Radford Meadows

18x White-fronted Geese, 2x Pink-footed Geese, 250x Lapwing, (CDa, DEv)

Doxey Marsh

Great Egret, Little Egret, 6x Snipe, Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, (DM)

Shenstone - Little Hay

17x Grey Partridge along Park Lane in field near Bartletts at 11:40, (PAn)

Cuckoo Bank

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2x Willow Tit, 

Slindon (near Eccleshall)

Red Kite over at 12:50, (RPl)

Whitemoor Haye

Brambling towards the rough track, (SCo)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, (GCl)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, 

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier, Great Egret, Goosander, (RBe)

                                                        Marsh Harrier by Rob Bendelow

Branston GPs

100x Lapwing, 21x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Redshank, 6x Snipe, 11x Little Egret, 12x Shelduck, 30x Wigeon, 50x Shoveler, 30x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 4x GBB Gull, 2x Stonechat, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

28x Wigeon, 17x Gadwall, Goosander, 30x Teal, (DSc)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 29x Wigeon, 8x Shoveler, 11x Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Woodcock, 


Friday, 18 December 2020

Friday 18th December 2020

Middleton Lakes

4x Pochard, 3x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 2x Great Egret, (SPA)

Radford Meadows

20x White-fronted Geese, 2x Pinkfoots, 500x Golden Plover, 600x Lapwing, 33x Shoveler, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Branston GPs

Merlin, Great Egret, 11x Little Egret, 20x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 134x Lapwing, 13x Shelduck, 44x Pochard, 10x Gadwall, 78x Shoveler, 7x Goldeneye, 42x Wigeon, 442x Teal, 42x Little Grebe, 3x Common Gull, 2x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, (JWo, DSc)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, Ad Med Gull, 


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Thursday 17th December 2020

Blithfield Resv

28x Goldeneye near Tad Bay, (SCa)

Doxey Marsh

4x Water Pipit, 46x Snipe, Great Egret, 2x Pochard, 4x Gadwall, (DM)

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier over North pit and later over Dosthill NR, 2x Great Egret, 3x Stonechat, Shelduck, (SPA)

Radford Meadows

18x White-fronted Geese and 2x Pink-footed Goose on farm fields over on Rickerscote, 4x Goosander, many Wigeon and Lapwings, (CDa)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier still, Great Egret, 2x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Redshank,, 4x Snipe, 6x Shelduck, 9x Goldeneye, 8x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (CEc)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull

Stoke

3x Goosander on Smiths pool, (AR)

Brankley Pastures

6x Yellowhammer, 14x Bullfinch, (JWo)

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Radford Meadows

c400x Golden Plover, 70x Lapwing, 21x Shoveler, (IWi)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, Great Egret, 12x Little Egret, 22x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 191x Lapwing, 6x Goldeneye, 373x Teal, 44x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 32x Wigeon, 43x Pochard, 9x Shelduck, 43x Little Grebe, 3x Water Rail, YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, 8x Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 2x Peregrine, (JWo)

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Dostill NR

Marsh Harrier at 11:30, (GJM)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, 3x Ruff, 18x Curlew, Redshank, 7x Snipe, Pintail, 13x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 8x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (CEc)

Whitemoor Haye

18x Snipe, Lapwings, 4x Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammers, 5x Stonechat, Great Egret, 17x Stock Dove, (DBa)

Tittesworth Water

Pochard, 13x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, 33x Snipe, GBB Gull, 18x Siskin, (SGi)

North Staffs Moors

Merlin, (SGi)

                                                                  By Steve Gibson

Alrewas NMA

Great Egret, Stonechat, 10x Redpoll, Green Woodpecker, (RBe)

Alvecote

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, (MSc)

Monday, 14 December 2020

Monday 14th December 2020

Doxey Marsh

5x Water Pipit, Great Egret, 5x Snipe, 2x Pochard, 40x Teal, 4x Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, 6x Greenfinch, (DM)

Radford Meadows

7x White-fronted Geese visible this am also 2x Pink-footed Geese, (CMa, RFe)

Drayton Bassett

The Whitefront flock still on the canalside fields this pm, (MSm)

Copmere

3x Great Egret and a Mandarin, (DEm)

Hanley Park

3x Goosander still, (AR)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still on lake by dam, (DJa)

Hulme

2x Pink-footed Geese and 2x Goosander in field off Winterfield Lane, (SFe)

Chasewater

Ad Med Gull, 2x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, 22x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 123x Lapwing, 6x Snipe, Pintail, 5x Goldeneye, 14x Shelduck, 41x Pochard, 28x Wigeon, 6x Gadwall, 76x Shoveler, 226x Teal, 9x Little Egret, Water Rail, 36x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 10x GBB Gull, 5x Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, c1000x Starling, (JWo)

                                                        Grey Wagtail by Jon Woodcock

Staffs



Sunday, 13 December 2020

Sunday 13th December 2020

Radford Meadows

6x White-fronted Geese and one Pink-footed Goose, (CDa)  -  20x White-fronted Geese this pm, also 2x Pinkfoots, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Botteslow Flash

Caspian Gull, 2x Snipe, (RTo)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, (DBa)

Doxey Marsh

3x Water Pipit, 2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Chiffchaff, 23x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, (MBo)

Branston GPs  -  Wellies recommended

86x Lapwing, 17x Curlew, Ruff, 6x Little Egret, 6x Shelduck, Pintail, 80x Shoveler, 30x Pochard,  2x ad YL Gull, 10x GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Little Aston STW

40x Lapwing, 3x Snipe, 4x Yellowhammer, (PAn)

Chasewater

Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull, 8x GBB Gull,

Woodhouses

3x Egyptian Geese, (JWo)





Saturday, 12 December 2020

Saturday 12th December 2020

Middleton Lakes

14x White-fronted Geese still in field at north end, (SPA)  -  Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Great Egret, 

Doxey Marsh

The late Common Whitethroat still, (MYa)

Radford Meadows

10x White-fronted Geese still, (Andm)

Croxall

4x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, Great Egret, (SCa)

Tittesworth Water

26x Snipe, 3x Common Gull, 9x Mandarin, 10x Wigeon, 4x Shoveler, Willow Tit, Goosander, (SGi, IB, CT)

Uttoxeter Quarry

40x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, Curlew, 2x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3x Goosander, 4x Shelduck, 36x Shoveler, 98x  Teal, 184x Wigeon, Peregrine, c100 Siskin, (RPo)

Burslem Park

22x Goosander, (PMo)

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, (IMo)

Hales

25x Shelduck, Curlew, Stonechat, (SJT)

Gailey Resv

Cetti's Warbler, 2x Water Rail, 2x Goldeneye, (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye

2x Great Egret, 850x Lapwing, 2x Snipe, Goldeneye, 23x Wigeon, (SCo)

Enville

Hawfinch briefly in Yews at Priest Wood, also 4x Crossbill over, 3x Brambling, (IWh)

Branston GPs

108x Lapwing, Ruff, Redshank, 21x Curlew, 30x Little Grebe, 6x Little Egret, 8x Shelduck, 80x Shoveler, 36x Wigeon, 5x Gadwall, 200x Teal, 34x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 2x Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, 60x Linnet, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

Goldeneye, 18x Gadwall, 16x Wigeon, (DSc)

Little Hay - Shenstone

21x Grey Partridge, 3x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, (KW, LW)

Alrewas NMA

Merlin thru at dusk, 2x Goldeneye, Green Woodpecker, 700x Starling thru north, (JWo)



Friday, 11 December 2020

Friday 11th December 2020

Middleton Lakes

14x White-fronted Geese still in field north of North pit this morning, Pintail, Goldeneye, 5x Pochard, 3x Goosander, 5x Shelduck, 2x Great Egret and a Bittern at Dosthill NR at dawn, (SPA)

Croxall 

2x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, Green Woodpecker, (SCa)

Radford Meadows

14x White-fronted Geese still at 11:30, view from reserve plaque over river on flooded meadows (ESm)

                                                          Whitefronts by Phil Jones

Fazeley-Middleton Lakes

14x Russian White-fronts in canal side field this afternoon also 2x Great Egret, (TPe)

Audley

2x Great Egret in field just east of Millend viewable from Millend Lane (SJT)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, 2x Ruff, 18x Curlew, 2x Redshank, Dunlin, 8x Snipe, Pintail, 10x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, 6x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, 2x Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, (CEc)  -  also 104x Lapwing, 7x Goldeneye, 32x Wigeon, 82x Shoveler, 38x Pochard, 7x Gadwall, 12x Shelduck, 315x Teal, 4x Water Rail, 31x Little Grebe, ad Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, 15x GBB Gull, 5x Common Gull, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 5000x Starling, (JWo, DSc)

Burslem Park

15x Goosander, (PMo)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Water Pipit, 3x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Chiffchaff,

Blithfield Resv

Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 4x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, 3x Oystercatcher, 5x Shelduck, 8x Goosander, 8x Stonechat, Little Egret, (SE,HF)

                                                                By Steve Edwards

Chasewater

1w Caspian Gull, YL Gull, 

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, 


Thursday, 10 December 2020

Thursday 10th December 2020

Radford Meadows

8x White-fronted Geese still, (DBa)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 8x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, 3x Dunlin, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 70x Golden Plover, 900x Lapwing, YL Gull, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, (NDP)

Drayton Bassett

14x White-fronted Geese still in field south of Drayton Manor footbridge, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 7x Snipe, 4x Stonechat, Goosander, Lapwings, also a unusually late Whitethroat, (DBa)

Tittesworth Water

41x Snipe, 7x Common Gull, (JOa)

Alvecote

Great Egret, Goosander, Pochard, (MSc)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull

Branston GPs

3x Redshank, Ruff, 79x Lapwing, 17x Curlew, 6x Snipe, Pintail, 5x Goldeneye, 38x Pochard, 79x Shoveler, 44x Wigeon, 314x Teal, 4x Gadwall, 4x Shelduck, 33x Little Grebe, 5x Common Gull, 4x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, (JWo)



Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Radford Meadows

20x White-fronted Geese across river on Rickerscote side, (CDa)  -  still at 12:15, (GJM)

Halfpenny Green

Curlew still at the airport this am, (MMo)

Sneyd Green

c500x Pinkfoots over east, (JOa)

Silverdale

540x Pinkfoots east over Walleys landfill at 10:00, (NDP)

Badderley Green

64x Pinkfoots over west at 12:30, (GBr)

Middleton Lakes

14x White-fronted Geese in field north of North Pit, 6x Great Egret in the roost, Pintail, 4x Pochard, Goosander, (SPA),  -  Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 240x Lapwing, Goldeneye, 5x Shelduck, 3x Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, (MSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, 

Mavesyn Ridware

2x Great Egret over this morning, (PJo)

Dimmingsdale

4x Woodcock at dusk, (TEy)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, 3x Goosander, Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Chiffchaff, 

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull



Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Pool Hall

Great Egret still, (GCl)

Dimmingsdale

20x Mandarin, Woodcock, (TEy)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, Great Egret, Little Egret, 3x Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, Redshank, 17x Curlew, 77x Lapwing, Snipe, Pintail, 5x Goldeneye, 55x Wigeon, 52x Pochard, 86x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 285x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 41x Little Grebe, Water Rail, 4x YL Gull, 3x GBB Gull, 7x Common Gull, 4000x Starling, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)


Monday, 7 December 2020

Monday 7th December 2020

Mere Farm

Curlew, this am, (MMo)

Hatherton Resv

3x Shoveler, (SB)

Porthill

Bramblings and Siskins on feeders, (MJo)

Doxey Marsh

5x Water Pipit near the Octagonal hide, (ESm)  -  Great Egret, Little Egret, 3x Goosander, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

2x Pink-footed Geese, Little Stint still, (CMa)

Tittesworth Water

Common Scoter this morning, (IFa)

Uttoxeter Quarry

80x Golden Quarry, 3x Dunlin, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 6x Goosander, 41x Shoveler, 148x Wigeon, Peregrine, Great Egret, GBB Gull, (RPo)

Blithfield Resv

4x fem Common Scoter at the deep end 15:10, (RPo)

Pool Hall

Great Egret, Little Egret, (GCl)

Hopwas/Comberford Fields

4x Yellowhammer, 5x Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, (MSc)

Chasewater

3x YL Gull

Hanley Park

Goosander, (AR)

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Sunday 6th December 2020

Whitemoor Haye

Great Egret on old new workings, (SCo)

Tittesworth Water

190x Pinkfoots over west at 12:25, Pochard, 8x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 2x Common Gull, 2x Dipper, (SGi)

                                                         Dipper by Steve Gibson

Burslem Park

10x Goosander still, (PMo)

Gailey Resv

4x Goldeneye, 1w GBB Gull, (SRi)'s Warbler, (DSc)

Knypersley Resv

Ring-necked Parakeet, 2x Water Rail, Goosander, 2x Mandarin, (GBr)

Little Aston STW

40x Snipe, 22x Lapwing, 2x Jack Snipe, 2x Water Rail, (PAn)

Blithfield Resv

Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 4x Dunlin, 2x Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 36x Goldeneye, 19x Goosander, 2x Pochard, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, (SE, HF)

Rising Brook

2x Tree Sparrow on feeders, (MBo)

Branston GPs

17x Curlew, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 9x Lapwing, Pintail, Shelduck, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, (CEc) -  also 20x Wigeon, 70x Shoveler, 40x Pochard, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Shelduck, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Chasewater

2x YL Gull, 

Alvecote

6x Goosander, (MSc)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

3x Pink-footed Geese, 536x Lapwing, Little Stint still, Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, 25,000x  Starling, 

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Saturday 5th December 2020

Radford Meadows

22x White-fronted Geese this am, 202x Wigeon, 100x Teal, 2x Goosander, 22x Shoveler, (RSw), 14 Whitetfronts flew south at 13:35 and 8 flew north at 13:50, (RPo)

Doxey Marsh

5x Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, 5x Snipe, Pochard, 12x Gadwall, 2x Goosander, (DM)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Dunlin, Curlew, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, (RPo)

Whitemoor Haye

Jack Snipe, 3x Redshank, 6x Tree Sparrow, 2x Stonechat, (TPe)  -  405x Lapwing, 104x Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, 13x Pochard, 17x Shoveler, Great Egret, Peregrine, 2x YL Gull, GBB Gull, (SCo)

Tucklesholme

Great Egret, Chiffchaff, (TPe)  -  2x Great Egret thru N at 15:35, Little Egret, 24x Wigeon, (DSc)

Branston GPs

Pintail, 2x Stonechat, (TPe)  -  Marsh Harrier, 50x Shoveler, 40x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Shelduck, 15x Curlew, 2x Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water

31x Snipe, 6x Goosander, 27x Teal, Shoveler, 2x Common Gull, GBB Gull, Peregrine, (SGi, IB,CT)

i54

Marsh Tit, Jack Snipe, 7x Snipe, 3x Goosander, 100x Linnet, 2x Stonechat, 500x Pied Wagtail, 15x Greenfinch, 28x Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, (JDu)

Brancote Fields

658x Golden Plover, 492x Lapwing, (RSw)

Pool Hall

Great Egret, (GCl)

Deep Hayes CP

3x Goosander, 18x Wigeon, 35x Teal, Gadwall, Willow Tit, (JOa)



Friday, 4 December 2020

Friday 4th December 2020

Enville

9x Crossbill along public path through the Million, (MMo)

Alvecote

3x Great Egret, 4x Little Egret, 60x Wigeon, 2x Goosander, (MSc)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 

Branston GPs

2x Ruff, 2x Redshank, 16x Curlew, 30x Lapwing, Pintail, 34x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 87x Shoveler, 8x Gadwall, 42x Wigeon, 270x Teal, 8x Shelduck, Little Egret, 35x Little Grebe, 4x YL Gull, 7x GBB Gull, 1500x Starling, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)


Thursday, 3 December 2020

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Chasewater

2w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier, 16x Curlew, 4x Redshank, Ruff, 78x Lapwing, Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 34x Pochard, 48x Wigeon, 49x Shoveler, 186x Teal, 14x Gadwall, 10x Shelduck, 5x Little Egret, 32x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 5x GBB Gull, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, Peregrine, (JWo, DSc)

Keele

ad YL Gull, (MSu)


Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Middleton Lakes

5x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 3x Shelduck, Great Egret, Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh

Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 2x Shelduck, 4x Goosander, 52x Teal, 6x Snipe, 180x Lapwing, (DM)

Croxden Quarry

Pink-footed Goose briefly, Dunlin, 11x Gadwall, (RPo)

Dimmingsdale

3x Crossbill, Brambling, (TEy)

Chasewater

2w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 

Stoke on Trent

9x Goosander and a Snipe at Smiths pool, (AR)

Branston GPs

Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 7x Shelduck, 50x Shoveler, 36x Pochard, 7x Goldeneye, 50x Lapwing, 4x Redshank, Ruff, 2x Snipe, 3x ad YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, 2x Stonechat, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 50x Linnet, (DSc)

Alrewas NMA

2x Great Egret, 12x Little Egret, 10x Goosander, (RBe)

                                                     Great Egret by Rob Bendelow

Staffs

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Middleton Lakes

4x Shelduck, 5x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, Dunlin, 3x Snipe, Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

                                                                 By Rob Bendelow

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 6x Dunlin, (RPo)

Tittesworth Water

34x Snipe, 9x Mandarin, 12x Wigeon, 3x Goosander, (SGi)  -  7x Whooper Swan over at 15:48

Consall 

7x Goosander,

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier again, Ruff, 16x Curlew, 4x Redshank, 3x Lapwing, Pintail, 2x Shelduck, 8x Goldeneye, 2x Little Egret, Water Rail, 2x Stonechat, Peregrine, 2x Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, (CEc)  -  also 40x Little Grebe, 74x Shoveler, 270x Teal, 9x Goldeneye, 10x Shelduck, 3x ad YL Gull, 2x GBB Gull, 4x Snipe, Common Gull, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Enville

Pink-footed Goose still at The Mere, (DBa)

Coombes Valley RSPB

6x Whooper Swan over south, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members)

Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull, Little Stint, 

Stoke on Trent

3x Goosander at Smiths pool, (AR)

Alvecote

2x Great Egret, 3x Little Egret, Stonechat, (MSc)

Monday, 30 November 2020

Monday 30th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

2x Great Egret, 2x Dunlin, 470x Lapwing, 3x Pochard, 5x Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, 7x Shelduck, Stonechat, (MSm)

Gailey Resv

5x fem Common Scoter on sailing lake, (SRi)

Tittesworth Water

78x Pinkfoots over south at 09:40, 65x Siskin, 2x Willow Tit, 20x Snipe, 15x Wigeon, (SGi, CT)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

5x fem Common Scoter dropped in at 15:50

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull, GN Diver still

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier still and went to roost at 15:27, 4x Dunlin, 4x Redshank, 2x Ruff, 17x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Pintail, 7x Goldeneye, 46x Pochard, 76x Wigeon, 53x Shoveler, 165x Teal, 14x Gadwall, 11x Shelduck, 42x Little Grebe, 2x YL Gull, 3x Common Gull, 18x GBB Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 9x Goldcrest, 3000x Starling, Green Woodpecker, (JWo)


                                                     Marsh Harrier by Jon Woodcock

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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Sunday 29th November 2020

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 4x Stonechat, 30x Lapwing, 2x Water Rail, (DM)

Blithfield Resv

2x Whooper Swan south over Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Chasewater

GN Diver still, RBl)

Radford Meadows

219x Lapwing, Snipe, 247x Wigeon, Goosander, 5x Shoveler, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Middleton Lakes

72x Golden Plover, 9x Shelduck, 7x Pochard, 4x Goldeneye, 2x Goosander, 3x Dunlin, 9x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 6x Stonechat, 9x Redpoll, (MSm)  -  Drayton Bassett 7x Whooper Swan over east at 15:55 and dropped into JW north at dusk, (MSm)

Uttoxeter Quarry

241x Golden Glover, 8x Dunlin, 3x Curlew, 2x Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, 70x Wigeon, 18x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 2x Goosander, 2x Shelduck, (RPo)

Knypersley Resv

Ring-necked Parakeet in arboretum, 2x Water Rail,,2x Mandarin, (GBr)

Trentham Gardens

Imm Scaup, 23x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 4x Wigeon, 11x Gadwall, YL Gull, 48x Lapwing over, (RTo)

Burslem Park

10x Goosander still, (PMo)

Alvecote

2x Great Egret, 8x Little Egret, 4x Goosander, Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, (MSc)

Little Aston STW

3x Jack Snipe, 35x Snipe, 10x Lapwing, (PAn)

Tiitesworth Water

2x Mandarin, 2x Goosander, 9x Wigeon, 11x Snipe, 3x Common Gull, Willow Tit, (JOa, KH)

Branston GPs

Grey Plover on Ashy pit, 6x Golden Plover, 2x Ruff, 12x Curlew, Redshank, 2x Dunlin, 150x Lapwing, Pintail, 4x Shelduck, 6x Goldeneye, Great Egret, 5x Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (CEc) - also 50x Pochard, 7x Goldeneye, 3x ad YL Gull, 170x Lapwing, 5x Shelduck, Peregrine, (DSc)

Berryhill

7x Whooper Swan circling in the mist at 14:30, (AJo)

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Saturday 28th November 2020

Blithfield Resv

Bewick's Swan in Blithe Bay but flew off north at l0:10, (GJM)

                                                                     By GJ Mant

Middleton Lakes

Merlin Dosthill NR, 197x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 3x Great Egret, 3x Goldeneye, 7x Shelduck, (SPA)  -  Marsh Harrier over north pool, (DCo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

3x YL Gull, 17x Dunlin, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, 

Branston GPs

Shelduck, 40x Wigeon, 45x Shoveler, 12x Gadwall, 140x Teal, 40x Pochard, 6x Goldeneye, 105x Lapwing, 2x Golden Plover, 13x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Redshank, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, 3000x Starling, (DSc)

Tucklesholme

16x Wigeon, 12x Gadwall, 2x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, Grey Wagtail, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water

Scaup, (SGi, IB, CT)

Mere Farm

Green Sandpiper, Curlew, (MMo)


Friday, 27 November 2020

Friday 27th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

4x Shelduck, 2x Goldeneye, 6x Pochard, 7x Snipe, Dunlin, Common Gull, 3x Stonechat, (MSm)

Doxey Marsh

3x Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 3x Water Pipit, 150x Lapwing, (DM)

Tittesworth Water

Goldeneye, 25x Teal, Willow Tit, (CT)

Belvide Res (WMBC members only)

1w Caspian Gull, Little Stint still

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull, 2x YL Gull,  GN Diver still

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Goosander, 50x Wigeon, (MSc)

Yoxall Ford

30x Raven, (JWo)

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Thursday 26th November 2020

Ingestre

Cattle Egret over south at 08:30, (RCB)

Uttoxeter Quarry

5x Whooper Swan, 46x Golden Plover, 10x Snipe, 3x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 40x Shoveler, 30x Wigeon, 3x Shelduck, Stonechat, Cetti'sWarbler, (RPo)

                                                       Whooper Swans by Richard Powell

Middleton Lakes

7x Pochard, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 4x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, (MSm)

Hanchurch Woods

Great Grey Shrike still in clearfell approx half a mile along track from the lower Dog mile Lane layby, (NDP, SGi))

                                                Great Grey Shrike by Nick Pomiankowski     
                                                               By Steve Gibson
                                    

Tittesworth Water

4x Whooper Swan, 2x Goosander, Pochard, 21x Snipe, 4x Common Gull, (JOa, LH, RJH)

Mere Farm

Pink-footed Goose still, Green Sandpiper, 70x Skylark, 2x Stonechat, (MMo)

Blithfield Resv

1w Med Gull pre roost Blithe Bay, (MDJ)

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, Snipe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Common Gull, (AR)

Chasewater

3x Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, GN Diver still,

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, 2x Ruff, 3x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 16x Curlew, 7x Snipe, 25x Lapwing, Pintail, 6x Goldeneye, 9x Shelduck, 42x Pochard, 48x Wigeon, 16x Gadwall, 214x Teal, 36x Little Grebe, 6x Water Rail, 2x Little Egret, 2x YL Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 50x Linnet, 3000x Starling, Redpoll, (JWo, DSc)

                                                 Pre roost of Starlings by Jon Woodcock

Staffs



Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Gailey Resv

4w Caspian Gull on sailing lake, (SRi)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull and 5x YL Gull in the roost, GN Diver still,

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, (JDr)

Burslem Park

13x Goosander, (PMo)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, Dunlin, 2x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 14x Lapwing, 5x Snipe, Water Rail, Little Egret, Pintail, 40x Wigeon, 12x Shelduck, 5x Goldeneye, 62x Shoveler, 58x Pochard, 17x Gadwall, 80x Teal, 32x Little Grebe, Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, 17x GBB Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 5000x Starling, (JWo, CEc, Dean)

                                                          Pintail by Jon Woodcock

 
Staffs

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Enville

Pink-footed Goose still at The Mere, (DBa)

Chasewater

Merlin thru mid am, GN Diver still, 3x Willow Tit, (JHu)  -  In the roost 3x Caspian Gull, 6x YL Gull,

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Ad Glaucous Gull roosted, Knot, Little Stint, juv Goshawk thru south at 13:40,

Hanchurch Woods

Great Grey Shrike in clearfell  approx one mile along track from the lower Dog Lane layby, (T Dance)

Burslem Park

10x Goosander, (PMo)

Branston GPs

14x Curlew, 2x Ruff, Pintail, Pochards, Green Woodpecker, Stonechats, (DBa)  -  Also Imm Marsh Harrier, 3x Redshank, 15x Curlew, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 3x Snipe, Caspian Gull, 7x YL Gull, 11x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, 14x Shelduck, 4x Goldeneye, 29x Pochard, 72x Shoveler, 14x Gadwall, 40x Wigeon, 182x Teal, 2x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, 41x Little Grebe, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 3000x Starling, (JWo)

                                                        Marsh Harrier by Jon Woodcock

Doxey Marsh

2x Great Egret, 200x Lapwing, 9x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MJo, SJo)

Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier still this pm, 5x Great Egret and 52x Little Egret roosted, 35x Golden Plover, 8x Snipe, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, Common Gull, (MSm)



Monday, 23 November 2020

Monday 23rd November 2020

Middleton Lakes

2x Grey Plover thru south, Marsh Harrier at dawn, Goldeneye, 6x Shelduck, 7x Pochard, Great Egret, 6x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Pendeford Mill

29x Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, (PCo)

Deep Hayes CP

Scaup still, (RPo)

Mere Farm

Single Pinkfoot with Greylags, (MMo)

Brookleys Lake

38x Mandarin, Goldeneye, 5x Goosander, (RPo)

Dimminsgdale

20x Mandarin, (RPo)

Chasewater

Ad Glaucous Gull, 4x Caspian Gull, 5x YL Gull, in the roost, GN Diver still

Tittesworth Water

23x Snipe, Willow Tit, Common Gull, 600x Jackdaw roosted, (SGi, CT)

Branston GPs

Marsh Harrier still, 2x Ruff, 14x Curlew, 3x Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 5x Snipe, 23x Lapwing, Pintail, 14x Shelduck, 3x Goldeneye, 4x Little Egret, Stonechat, Common Gull, 35x Linnet, (CEc)

Brankley Pastures

2x Green Woodpecker, (CBe)

Botteslow Flash

Goosander, YL Gull, (RTo)

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Blithfield Resv 

Grey Phalarope Blithe Bay, (MPR,GJM)  -  Green Sandpiper below the dam, (AMa)

                                                          Grey Phalarope by GJ Mant

i54

2x Little Egret, 20x Lapwing, (JDu)

Stoke on Trent

2x Woodcock near Springfield football pitch, (SJS)

Whitemoor Haye

Great Egret, (SCo)

Chasewater

GN Diver still off the dam, (CMa, RSo)  -  13x Goosander, Goldeneye, 6x Pochard,  20x Wigeon, Rock Pipit, 62x Lapwing, (CMa)

Blackbank

1240x Pinkfoots over in six skeins, (NDP)

Knypersley Resv

425x Pinkfoots over in four skeins, Water Rail, (GBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry

153x Golden Plover, 3x Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Curlew, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Goosander, 3x Shelduck, (RPo)  -  Great Egret, 2x Dipper, 2x Stonechat, (AMa)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier still hunting the Ashy pit area, Redshank, 16x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Pintail, 4x Goldeneye, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, (DSc)

Enville

10x Brambling this am, (IWh)

Little Aston STW

2x Grey Partridge, 15x Yellowhammer, 60x Skylark, 9x Lapwing, Water Rail, Stonechat, (PAn)

Trentham Gardens

56x Lapwing over, 2x Goosander, 11x Gadwall, (PBi)

Cuckoo Bank

34x Goosander, 17x Wigeon, 5x Stonechat, Crossbill over, 

Hixon Airfield

562x Golden Plover, 432x Lapwing, 75x Skylark, 2x Stonechat, (RSw)

Tittesworth Water

60x Pinkfoots over, 3x Common Gull, 2x Mandarin, 20x Wigeon, (JOa, RJH)

Drayton Bassett

Short-eared Owl, 10x Grey Partridge, Pintail, (TPe)

Doxey Marsh

3x Great Egret, Cattle Egret, 2x Little Egret, 8x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Stonechat, 9x Water Rail, 27x Gadwall, 230x Lapwing, Jack Snipe, Common Gull, (MBo)

Chasewater

Ad Caspian Gull, ad Med Gull and probable ad Caspian (barabensis) Gull in he roost

Alvecote

2x Great Egret, Little Egret, 8x Goosander, 3x Stonechat, (MSc)

Deep Hayes CP

Scaup still,  (SSe)

                                                                  By Steve Seal
                                                                         

                                                                   By Phil Jones

Smestow Valley

3x Little Egret, several Yellowhammer, (CVa)

Berryhill

150x Pinkfoots over SE at 15:45, 12x Golden Plover, (RGi)


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Saturday 21st November 2020

Middleton Lakes

3x Glossy Ibis flew over south this am, 5x Pintail, 2x Goldeneye, 9x Pochard, 5x Great Egret, Dunlin, 7x Snipe, Stonechat, (MSm)  -  Marsh Harrier North Pit, (Mercian Birding)

Whitemoor Haye

Juv Marsh Harrier briefly, (SCo)

Branston GPs

Grey Plover still Ashy pit, 16x Curlew, 2x Ruff, 4x Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2x Goldeneye, Pintail, 6x Shelduck, 7x Little Egret, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (CEc)  also Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 40x Linnet, (DSc)

Radford Meadows

222x Wigeon, 80x Teal, 6x Shoveler, Little Egret, 156x Lapwing, Golden Plover, 60x Fieldfare, (RSw)

Chasewater

GN Diver still at entrance to Fly bay, (GMa)  -  2x Caspian Gull and 3x YL Gull in the roost

Tittesworth Water

6x Pintail, 3x Pochard, 15x Wigeon, 4x Goosander, 9x Mandarin, 16x Common Gull, 39x Pinkfoots south at 11:25, (SGi, IB, CT, KH)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, (TMe)

Gailey Resv

Water Rail, Gadwall, 60x Fieldfare, (SRi)

Grindon Moor

45x Pinkfoots over NW, (ABa)

Tucklesholme

2x Goldeneye, 3x Goosander thru, 16x Gadwall, 14x Wigeon, Little Egret,  2000x Starling thru to the Branston roost, (DSc)

Friday, 20 November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020

Radford Bank Stafford

300x Pinkfoots over SW, (CDa)

Blackbank

1400x Pinkfoots over east 07:50 to 08:00, (NDP)

Knypersley Resv

51x Pinkfoots west at 10:00, Woodcock, Willow Tit, Goosander, 2x Mandarin, (GBr)

Burslem Park

7x Goosander on the lake, (PMo)

Branston GPs

Grey Plover on Ashy Pit, imm Marsh Harrier, 2x Ruff, 3x Redshank, 17x Curlew, 40x Lapwing, Snipe,7x Little Egret, 2x Water Rail, Pintail, 3x Goldeneye, 37x Pochard, 49x Shoveler, 40x Wigeon, 90x Teal, 10x Shelduck, 46x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 19x GBB Gull, 4x Common Gull, 5000x Starling, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, (JWo, DSc)

                                                          Grey Plover by Jon Woodcock                                                                                     
                                              Marsh Harrier with Starlings by Jon Woodcock

Middleton Lakes

7x Great Egret and 52x Little Egret in the Riverside roost, also 5x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, c2000x Starling, (Mercian Birding)

Ford Green

2x Snipe on the small Aldi pool, (JJo)

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egret, 2x Stonechat, 50x Wigeon, (MSc)

Dimmingsdale

26x Mandarin, (TEy)

Stoke on Trent

6x Goosander on Smiths pool Fenton, (AR)



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Thursday 19th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

6x Whooper Swan to 09:30 only, 2x Shelduck, 2x Goosander, Goldeneye, 6x Snipe, Golden Plover over, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  10x Egyptian Geese, (SPA)  -  Marsh Harrier reported over Dosthill NR.

Blithfield Resv

45x Pinkfoots SE over Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 53x Golden Plover, 10x Snipe, 2x Curlew, Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Shelduck, Peregrine, (RPo)

Whitfield Valley

7x Goosander on Chell Heath pool, (JJo)

Dimmingsdale

Willow Tit, (TEy)

                                                                 By Terry Eyre

Doxey Marsh

5x Great Egret, Cattle Egret, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still

Barton Marina

Common Gull, 4x Pochard, 14x Wigeon, (JWo)

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Wednesday 18th November 2020

Middleton Lakes

9x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 4x Goosander, 3x Great Egret, Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Burslem Park

3x Goosander, (PMo)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, 2x Stonechat, 6x Tree Sparrow, (CVa)

Alvecote

Great Egret, 74x Wigeon, (MSc)

Gnosall

Little Egret on the Acres, (JLy)

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Cannock Chase

Snow Bunting still near the Shooting Butts, 

Silverdale CP

200x Pinkfoots south at 07:35, 1w Caspian Gull still on the Void, (NDP)

                                                       Caspian Gull by Nick Pomiankowski

Trentham Gardens

Ad Caspian Gull this am also 12x Mandarin, 28x Lapwing over, (RTo)

Doxey Marsh

300x Pinkfoots over, (PSt)  -  Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 2x Little Egret, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Stonechat, 

Tittesworth Water

50x Pinkfoots over at 09:20, 21x Mandarin, 31x Wigeon, 3x Pochard, 3x Common Gull, 12x Lapwing, Snipe, (SGi)

Chasewater

3w Caspian Gull, 4x YL Gull in the roost, GN Diver still, 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, YL Gull, c190x Golden Plover, 

Monday, 16 November 2020

Monday 16th November 2020

Cannock Chase

Snow Bunting at the Shooting Butts at 12:20, (SWe)  -  still at 13:05, (RPo)

                                                   Snow Bunting by Stephen Welch
                                                                   By GJ Mant

Audley

Great Egret off Cross Lane in pony fields, (JHu)

Middleton Lakes

3x Dunlin, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, Shelduck, 2x Great Egret, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

120x Golden Plover briefly, Little Stint still, 

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Egret, 11x Snipe, 4x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Goosander, (DBa)

Barton under Needwood

Barn Owl heard towards Captains Lane, (JWo)

Chasewater

2x Caspian Gull and 4x YL Gull in the roost also GN Diver still

Brankley Pastures

Woodcock accidentally flushed, (CBe)

Tittesworth Water

45x Pinkfoots over, 12x Common Gull, Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, 7x Mandarin, Goosander, 14x Lapwing, (SGi, IF)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, 14x Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 3x Goldeneye, Pintail, 5x Shelduck, 44x Pochard, 36x Wigeon, 15x Gadwall, 37x Shoveler, 77x Teal, 46x Little Grebe, 2x Water Rail, 2x Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, 18x GBB Gull, 6x Common Gull, 2x Stonechat, 80x Linnet, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)





Sunday, 15 November 2020

Sunday 15th November 2020

Blithfield Resv

Great Northern Diver north of causeway, also 1w Caspian Gull Tad Bay, (GJM, MPR)  -  Great Egret, 140x Pinkfoots over at 15:30, 3x Dunlin, 21x Goldeneye, 3x Shelduck, Peregrine, 2x Stonechat, (SE, HF)

                                                           


                                                                  By GJ Mant

Chasewater

Great Northern Diver still, (SCo)  -  1w Caspian Gull, 3x YL Gull, 

Radford Meadows

422x Wigeon, 62x Teal, 6x Shoveler, 74x Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, (CDa)

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 2x, Little Egret, Water Pipit, Peregrine, 8x Cetti's Warbler, 6x Stonechat, (MBo, WeBS)

Tittesworth Water

30x Wigeon, 20x Mandarin, 10x Lapwing, Common Gull, (LH, JOa)

Copmere

2x Great Egret, (DEm)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Green Sandpiper, 70x Golden Plover, 2x Dunlin, 2x Curlew, 2x Snipe, 100x Lapwing, 2x Goosander, 2x Stonechat, (AMa) 

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Little Stint still, Common Sandpiper, Brambling, 2w Caspian Gull, 2w YL Gull

River Sow Meadows

500x Golden Plover flew SW, 156x Pinkfoots flew east, 2x Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, (RSw)

Branston GPs

3x Whooper Swan, 3x Little Egret, Pintail, 4x Shelduck, 43x Wigeon, 36x Shoveler, 10x Gadwall, 50x Teal, 32x Pochard, Peregrine, 11x Curlew, ad Caspian Gull, 8x YL Gull, Green Woodpecker, 4x Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

                                                                 

                                                      Whooper Swans by Dave Scattergood

Staffs



Saturday, 14 November 2020

Saturday 14th November 2020

Chasewater

GN Diver still (AEv)  -  ad Caspian Gull in the roost

Tucklesholme

3x Goldeneye briefly, 3x GBB Gull, Peregrine, and 2x Cetti's Warbler in wet wood(SCa)  -  also 16x Wigeon, 10x Gadwall, 400x Starling thru north, 7x Little Grebe, (DSc)

Middleton Lakes

4x Golden Plover, Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 2x Great Egret, 33x Little Egret, 10x Pochard, 2x Goldeneye, 3x Water Rail, (MSm)

Whitemoor Haye

Fem Scaup with Pochard on main lake (TPe)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Great Egret, 3x Green Sandpiper, 32x Golden Plover, 2x Shelduck, 6x Pochard, 10x Wigeon, 70x Shoveler, (EFo)

Trentham

155x Pinkfoots over at 13:00, (SE,HF)

Tittesworth Water

Goldeneye, 3x Pochard, 30x Wigeon, 28x Mandarin, 3x Goosander, 2x Snipe, 12x Lapwing, 2x Common Gull, (SGi, IB)

Branston GPs Ashy Pit

Shelduck, Pintail, 30x Shoveler, 36x Wigeon, 34x Pochard, 16x Curlew, imm Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Alvecote

Great Egret, Little Egret, (MSc)


Friday, 13 November 2020

Friday 13th November 2020

Ingestre

c140x Pinkfoots over SE at 11:35 and a further 150 over at 12:00, (RCB)

Blithfield Resv

130x Pinkfoots over SE (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, (PCo)

Middleton Lakes

Great Egret, 2x Goldeneye, 2x Pochard, 7x Snipe, 2x Stonechat, (MSm)  -  3x Great Egret roosted, 3x Common Gull

Doxey Marsh

Cattle Egret, 2x Great Egret, Little Egret, Common Gull, Redshank, 5x Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 

Tucklesholme

3x Goosander, 2x Goldeneye, 36x Teal, Little Egret, (MSc)

Branston GPs

Imm Marsh Harrier, Ruff, 3x Redshank, 5x Curlew, Golden Plover, 26x Lapwing, 6x Snipe, Little Egret, Pintail, 6x Shelduck, 48x Wigeon, 58x Shoveler, 36x Pochard, 102x Teal, 8x Gadwall, 46x Little Grebe, 5x YL Gull, 12x GBB Gull, 2x Common Gull, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Stonechat, 80x Linnet, (JWo, DSc)