Tuesday 30 June 2020

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Belvide Resv  -  car park gates will close at 20:00
1st sum Laughing Gull still,

By Steve Gibson

Middleton Lakes
3x Black-tailed Godwit briefly, 4x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, LRP, Redshank, c20x Common Tern, (MSm)  -  8x Black-tailed Godwit flew over west screen at 08:55 (MJo)

Lower Foxley
Juv Wheatear and a Hobby at Mosshouse, (NDP)

Red Kite circling over the cricket club at 13:00, (FCa)

Branston GPs
Juv Med Gull still, 7x Curlew, 11x Ringed Plover, 4x LRP, 4x Redshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, 53x Lapwing, 4x Oystercatcher, 8x Little Egret, 10x Common Tern, Peregrine, (JWo, DSc)

Monday 29 June 2020

Monday 29th June 2020

Belvide Resv 
1st sum Laughing Gull still, 16x Black-tailed Godwit, 

By Steve Edwards

Middleton Lakes
15x Black-tailed Godwit flew SE at 08:00, 2x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 4x Little Egret, (MSm)  -  72x Black-tailed Godwit from east scrape screen, (MJo)  - 71x Blackwits  JW north  at 16:09 of which 50 later flew south at 17:50,  also 80x Lapwing, (SPA)

Med Gull by Bob Pugh

Tittesworth Water
Great Egret, 4x Mandarin, (SG)

By Steve Gibson

Red Kite at 09:55 also 8x active Redstart pairs, (DGH)

Great Egret flew out north at 08:58 also 8x Common Tern, (IWh)

Branston GPs
Great Egret flew south at 11:20, (IWh)  -  juv Med Gull on Ashy pit this afternoon, Common Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 5x Curlew, 5x LRP, 13x Ringed Plover, 26x Lapwing, 2x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 11x Little Egret, 14x Common Tern, 4x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Hobby (MFo)

Blithfield Resv
A early returning juv Wheatear, (GJM)

Whitfield Valley
Hobby over the tip, (JJo)

Sunday 28 June 2020

Sunday 28th June 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
1st sum LAUGHING GULL this afternoon to 18:00 at least - First ever Staffs record.

By Richard Powell

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper still, Green Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, Snipe, 3x LRP, (MSm)

Mere Farm
Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, LRP, (MMo)

Swallow Moss
Red Kite over, (JOa)

Branston GPs
2x Peregrine, Hobby, 7x Curlew, 2x Common Sandpiper, 11x Ringed Plover, 4x Redshank, 90x Gadwall, 26x Teal, 12x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, (DSc)

Rushton Spencer
Barn Owl over Beat Lane this evening, (ACo)

Saturday 27 June 2020

Saturday 27th June 2020

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper east scrape, 5x Green Sandpiper,7x Little Egret, 2x Cuckoo 6x LRP, 3x Ringed Plover, Gropper, (SPA)  -  Redshank, Med Gull, 

Uttoxeter Quarry
Cuckoo, Green Sandpiper, 2x Little Egret, Common Tern, 7x Teal, (RPo)

By Richard Powell

Tittesworth Water
Cuckoo, 5x Common Tern, 11x LRP, 6x Common Sandpiper, 48x Lapwing, (SG, IB)

Barton Gate
Red Kite over at 15:50, (KBi)

Hobby thru Bunnyhill, (RGi)

Branston GPs
12x Little Egret, 14x Teal, 4x Redshank, Curlew, LRP, 6x Ringed Plover, 10x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, c100x Swift.
2x Brown Hawker dragonflies also 4x Black Tailed Skimmers and 2x Common Darters. (DSc)

Red Kite at 15:00, (RWh)

Friday 26 June 2020

Friday 26th June 2020

15x Crossbill SW early morning, (NDP)

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull still, Green Sandpiper, 3x LRP, Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, (SPA)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
9x Crossbill SW over Blithe Bay also Red Kite over Tad Bay, (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black-necked Grebe, 8x Common Sandpiper, 

Red Kite over Westway at 14:40, (Baz)

4x Red Kites this afternoon following the silage mowers, (AGo)

Acres Wood
Red Kite over this afternoon, (SGi)

Branston GPs
2x Med Gull, 2x Green Sandpiper flew over at dusk, 9x Little Egret, 10x Common Tern, 2x Hobby, 2x Peregrine, 3x Green Woodpecker, (JWo, DSc)

Med Gulls by Jon Woodcock

Hanchurch Woods
18x Crossbill at 19:20, (DVi)

Thursday 25 June 2020

Thursday 25th June 2020

Middleton Lakes
Bittern flew over JW into Fishers Mill, Med Gull still, 3x LRP, 2x Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, (MSm)  -  Redshank, 

Hobby over Watery Lane allotments, (PCo)

New Landywood pool
2x LRP + 4 chicks, 28x Lapwing, (JJO)

Red Kite over the River Blithe, (AR)

Tittesworth Water
Green Sandpiper, 8x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, 37x Lapwing, 2x Garden Warbler + 4 chicks, (JOa, IB, LH)

Baldwins Gate
Cuckoo, (RWh)

Branston GPs
7x Little Egret,  6x Shelduck, Mandarin, 3x Shoveler, 11x Teal, 22x Pochard, 3x juv Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 3x Oystercatcher, 7x Curlew, 2x Redshank, 24x Lapwing+7 chicks, 4x Ringed Plover,  8x Common Tern, 300x Starlings preparing to roost. (DSc)

Wheaton Aston
Hobby also 3x Common Terns over, (TMG)

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Blithfield Resv
Sandwich Tern thru SE at 08:40, (MPR)

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull still, 4x Little Egret, 20x Common Tern, 6x Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 3x LRP, 4x Oystercatcher, Gropper, Cuckoo, Hobby, (MSm)

Hanchurch Woods
42x Crossbill, 2x Cuckoo, (NDP)

Parkhall CP
Red Kite over at 10:30, (MKe)

Branston GPs
Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 3x Oystercatcher, 8x Ringed Plover, 9x LRP, 55x Lapwing + chicks, 12x Little Egret, 10x Shelduck,  + 6 ducklings, 19x Pochard, 6x Teal, 11x Shoveler, 48x Gadwall, Snow Goose, 4x Egyptian Geese + 3 juvs, GC Grebe + chicks, 29x Little Grebe + 5 chicks, 6x Common Tern, 2x Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, (JWo)  -  also 4x Curlew, 4x Mandarin + 2 ducklings, 11x Teal, (DSc)

Tittesworth Water
Barn Owl late evening over conservation area, (SGi)

2x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Gropper, Barn Owl,  late evening, (DNi)

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull still, 4x LRP, Green Sandpiper, (MSm) - 2x Curlew briefly, (MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
2x Black-tailed Godwit on Creswell Flash, (GSa)  -  also 3x Little Egret, Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, (DBa)

Great Egret at Doley Common, (VSm)

Bishops Wood
2x Quail, 5x Cuckoo, 2x Nightjar, 22x Crossbill, (two flocks of 14 and 8), 2x Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, (HLl)

Tittesworth Water
7x LRP, 5x Oystercatcher, 3x Common Sandpiper, 16x Lapwing, Curlew, 2x Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, (JOa)

Draycott in the Moors - Forsbrook
Yellowhammer, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, (AR)

2x Cuckoo, 4x Cetti's Warbler, (RSw)

Baldwins Gate
Hobby, (RWh)

Monday 22 June 2020

Monday 22nd June 2020

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull still, Great Egret, Cuckoo over,  Gropper, 3x Yellow Wagtail, (MSm)  -  also 18x Common Tern, Little Egret, (SPA)

By Steve Atkinson

Tittesworth Water
Osprey at 09:10, also 10x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 8x Oystercatcher, 6x Common Tern, 15x Lapwing, Mandarin, Willow Tit, (SGi, IB)

By Steve Gibson

Baldwins Gate
Red Kite over at 13:00, (RWh)

4x Redstart and 2x Lesser Whitethroat at Mill Pool, (SGi)

The Roaches
Red Kite drifting over at 15:15, (JGr)

Branston GPs
3x Green Sandpiper, 10x Ringed Plover +1 juv, 6x LRP, 2x Redshank, 20x Lapwing +7 chicks, 9x Oystercatcher, 11x Little Egret, 34x Pochard, 32x Gadwall, 2x Mandarin +2 ducklings, 8x Common Tern, Peregrine, 2x Lesser Wwhitethroat, 2x Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Large Marsh Horsefly, (JWo)

Sunday 21 June 2020

Sunday 21st June 2020

Tittesworth Water
8x LRP +5 chicks, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 4x Lapwing + 3 chicks, 7x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern + 3 chicks, (JOa, LH)

2x Med Gulls (adult & 2nd sum) in field on the Staffs/Cheshire border, (SJT)

Middleton Lakes
Med Gull on Staffs end of Fishers Mill, (Mercian Birding)

Branston GPs
32x GC Grebe, 32x Little Grebe, 6x Little Egret, 8x Shelduck, 3x Mandarin, 8x Shoveler, 10x Teal, 30x Pochard, Hobby, 3x Curlew, 4x Oystercatcher, 6x Ringed Plover, 10x Common Tern, (DSc)

Whitmore Bent Lane
Red Kite over at 15:00, (TRo)

Gentleshaw Common 
2x Hobby, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, (PJe)

Saturday 20 June 2020

Saturday 20th June 2020

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo, Peregrine, (SCo)

Gailey Resv
9x Crossbill flew over NW at 09:55, Mandarin, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, (SRi)

Tittesworth Water
6x Common Tern, 10x LRP, 7x Common Sandpiper, 6x Oystercatcher, 6x Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher, (SG, IB)

Alrewas Arboretum
Cuckoo, (JWo)

Cuckoo, (JWo)

Red Kite over, (TWy)

Friday 19 June 2020

Friday 19th June 2020

Tittesworth Water
2x Common Tern, 6x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 3x Oystercatcher, 6x Lapwing, Garden Warbler, (JOa)

Bignall End
Hobby over Boon Hill, (MJW)

Branston GPs
Pair of  Garganey, 29x Pochard, 7x Shoveler, 15x Teal, 15x Gadwall, 6x Shelduck, 4x Egyptian Geese, Snow Goose, 8x Mandarin, 6x Little Egret, 31x GC Grebe, 35x Little Grebe, 7x Common Tern, 2x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler, Peregrine, (JWo, DSc)

Garganey by Jon Woodcock

Silverdale CP
Red Kite over High Lane CP at 15:00, (PCa)

Baldwins Gate
Yellow Wagtail, (RWh)

Thursday 18 June 2020

Thursday 18th June 2020

Uttoxeter Quarry
Imm Spoonbill still this evening also Redshank, 5x Mandarin, (ABa)

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo this evening, (SCo)

Botteslow Flash
2x Oystercatcher and a LRP this evening, (RTo)

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Clay Mills
Great Egret along the Trent and Mersey canal also Little Egret, (AMS, ELS)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still, 2x Little Egret, 2x LRP, 2x Cetti's Warbler, (DBa)

Knypersley Resv
3x Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, (PMo)

Branston GPs
Curlew, Redshank, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Ringed Plover, 26x Pochard, Shoveler, 7x Mandarin, 2x Shelduck, 5x Egyptian Geese, 10x Little Egret, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2x Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, 9x Common Tern, (CEc)  - Red Kite south at 13:15, (DRi)

Nightjar heard from garden at 22:35, (GSt)

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret still on Creswell Flash, (NGR)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Spoonbill still, also Green Sandpiper, 3x Little Egret, 5x Shelduck, (NDP)

Halfpenny Green
4x Yellow Wagtail, Curlew, (MMo)

North Staffs Moors
Red Kite near the Winking Man pub, (JSm)

Tittesworth Water
11x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 4x Oystercatcher, 8x Lapwing, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Tern, Goosander, Cuckoo, (JOa, LH)

Branston GPs
2x Garganey (p), 7x Ringed Plover, LRP, 3x Redshank, 23x Lapwing, 5x Oystercatcher, 31x Pochard (9f + 2 ducklings), 8x Teal, 17x Gadwall, 14x Shoveler (4f), 15x Shelduck, 5x Mandarin, Snow Goose, 4x Egyptian Geese +3 juvs, 24x Little Grebe, 34x GC Grebe +2 juvs, 6x Little Egret, 2x Common Tern, 2x Peregrine, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 8x Bee Orchid, Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil, (JWo, DSc).

Monday 15 June 2020

Monday 15th June 2020

Tittesworth Water
Reed Warbler still Churnet Bay, 9x LRP, 2x Common Tern + 3 juvs, 7x Common Sandpiper, 7x Oystercatcher, (SGi)

Doxey Marsh
Cattle Egret on Creswell Flash, (GSa)  -  still at 19:45, also Little Egret,  (NBr)

Berryhill. (RGi)

Cannock Chase
2x Cuckoo, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, 6x Stonechat, Tree Pipits, 2x Grey Wagtail, (DBa)  -  also Hobby, Garden Warbler, (SCa)

Ford Green-Chatterley valley
4x Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Gropper, Gadwall, (JJo)

Marchington Woodland
Marsh Tit, 2x Garden Warbler, Fallow Deer (f), 6x Red Admiral. (JWo)

Branston Gravel Pits (Ashy and BMP)
9x Little Egret, 6x Shoveler (1f), 2x Common Tern, 4x Bee Orchids, 79x Southern Marsh Orchids, 2x BB Chaser. (JWo)

Bee Orchid by Jon Woodcock

Red Kite over, (RMo)

Sunday 14 June 2020

Sunday 14th June 2020

Uttoxeter Quarry
Spoonbill still at 05:45, (GCl)  -  Imm still present on main pit early evening also 2x Little Egret, Cuckoo, (ABa)

By Andy Barker

Whitemoor Haye
Possible Marsh/Blyth's Reed Warbler singing this morning, (PJe) still at 21:25, (TPe)

Red Kite at Coalpitford Lane east of Stanley pool, (SCh)

Westport Lake 
2x Egyptian Geese flown NW at 08:35

Silverdale CP
Cuckoo at The Void, (PCa)

Gailey Resv
Hobby, Little Egret, (RSo)

2x Yellow Wagtail on Syerscote Lane, (TSo)

Shenstone Woodend
Quail near Highwayman pub/rail bridge at 12:30

Tittesworth Water
5x Common Tern,  8x LRP, 3x Common Sandpiper, 2x Curlew, 5x Oystercatcher, 8x Lapwing, (JOa)

4x Crossbill, (TEy)

Ipstones Edge
3x Curlew, 2x Cuckoo, 2x Garden Warbler, (SCh)

Saturday 13 June 2020

Saturday 13th June 2020

Whitemoor Haye
Cuckoo early morning, (SCo)  -  Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo, Yellowhammer, (PJe)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Black Tern at west end

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit Blithe Bay, (GJM)  -  7x Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 5x Little Egret, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Egyptian Geese, (DBa)

2x Common Tern over the golf course, (MSu)

Red Kite over Acres Wood at 11:30, (KBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Imm Spoonbill still at 12:10,m 2x Common Tern, Little Egret, 2x Shoveler, 3x Pochard, Goosander, Lesser Whitethroat, (RPo)

Wood Lane
Barn Owl early morning

Baddeley Green
Red Kite over Leek new Road, (GBr)

Knypersley Resv
4x Spotted Flycatcher this morning, (PMo)

Tittesworth Water
Reed Warbler first thing but not since, 11x LRP. 4x Common Sandpiper, 9x Oystercatcher, 2x Common Tern, (SG, IB)

Red Kite over late afternoon, (DHo)

Alrewas Arboretum
Cuckoo, 2x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Branston GPs
4x Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese +3juv, 14x Mandarin, 6x Shelduck, 9x Shoveler, 5x Teal, 15x Pochard, 2x Peregrine, 40x Lapwing, 4x Oystercatcher, 4x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 3x Common Tern. (DSc)

Friday 12 June 2020

Friday 12th June 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Bar-tailed Godwit at west end

Red Kite at 10:00, (PBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Spoonbill still also 4x Little Egret, (NDP)  -  no sign of the Spoonbills this evening but a Green Sandpiper and a Cuckoo, (ABa)

Tittesworth Water
7x Ringed Plover this morning, 4x Common Sandpiper, 6x LRP, 7x Oystercatcher, 2x Curlew, 2x Common Tern, (JOa)

Wetton Mill
2x Dipper, 2x Grey Wagtail, (ABe)

Draycott in the Clay
Red Kite circling over, (PNe)

Draycott in the Moors
2x Lesser Whitethroat, 33x Linnet, (ARa)

2x Yellowhammer, 10x Lapwing, (SMN)

Thursday 11 June 2020

Thursday 11th June 2020

                                                   Blithfield Estate
The toilets at Mickledale and Beech Tree Point are now open on the estate. Please use hand sanitiser on entry and exit.

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Spoonbill still late morning at far end of main pit, (CJW)  -  also 3x Little Egret, Curlew, 2x Shoveler, 2x Pochard, Goosander, (RPo)

Red Kite over the Co-op car park at 16:50, (JPe)

Branston GPs
3x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 32x Lapwing, 25x Pochard (6f +2 ducklings), 10x Shelduck, 7x Shoveler (1f), 14x Gadwall, 9x Mandarin, Snow Goose, 29x Little Grebe, 25x GC Grebe, 5x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, 3x Green Woodpecker, 3x Cetti's Warbler, 2x Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine. (JWo)

Gailey Resv
14x Common Tern this evening, (SRi)

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Blithfield Resv
2x Red Knot from the causeway, also 3x Sanderling, Curlew, (MPR)

Red Knot by GJ Mant

New Landywood pool
2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 4x Lapwing, (JJO)

Kingstone golf course
Curlew flew over at 07:30, (PBe)

Tittesworth Water
10x Common Scoter at 14:30, (SGi)

By Steve Gibson

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Spoonbill  (adult and immature) this afternoon,  (TJa)  -  both still at 17:47, plus 3x Little Egret,  (RPo)  -  also 13x Mandarin, (DSc)

By Richard Powell

Gailey Resv
Mandarin, 4x Oystercatcher, 2x Yellow Wagtail, (SRi)

Baldwins Gate
Red Kite at 10:00, also a Cuckoo, (RWh)

Branston GPs
9x Ringed Plover (1 juv), LRP, 2x Redshank, 21x Lapwing, 7x Oystercatcher, 13x Pochard (2f), 5x Shoveler (1f), 7x Mandarin, 6x Shelduck, 20x Gadwall, Teal, 4x Egyptian Geese +3 juvs, Snow Goose, 8x Little Egret, Common Tern, 35x GC Grebe +1 juv, 32x Little Grebe, 2x Peregrine,  4x Cetti's Warbler, 3x Green Woodpecker, (JWo)

Juv Ringed Plover by Jon Woodcock

Hanley Park
2x Grey Wagtail, (AR)

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Doxey Marsh
Spoonbill on Doxey pool near railway line to 13:05 when it flew off north, (MLo)  -  Hobby from Oct  hide at 12:35, (SRi)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Little Tern reported at 08:50

Honey Buzzard over at 15:30, (DEm)

By Dave Emley

Small flock of Crossbills over north this morning

Yellow Wagtail on Syerscote Lane, (TSo)

Red Kite over, (SMN)

Gun Hill
White-tailed Eagle reported over at 15:00

Cannock Chase
Cuckoo, (JLy)

Monday 8 June 2020

Monday 8th June 2020

Uttoxeter Quarry
Curlew, Little Egret, 2x Pochard, 11x Mandarin, 4x Teal, (RPo)

Blithfield Resv
Crossbill north west over Tad Bay, (GJM)

Doxey Marsh
Cuckoo, 2x Oystercatcher, 2x LRP, (NGR)

Red Kite over Common Road  at 13:30, (DBa)

Parkhall CP
11x Crossbill in pines before flying NW over the heath, (JBr)

Tittesworth Water
11x LRP, 14x Oystercatcher, 8x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern, 12x Lapwing, (SGi)

Branston GPs
Curlew, 6x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Redshank, 6x Oystercatcher, 25x Lapwing, 23x Pochard (3 fem + 4 ducklings), 9x Shoveler (1f), 35x Gadwall, 12x Shelduck, 9x Mandarin (m), Snow Goose, 2x Egyptian Geese + 3juv, 8x Little Egret, 36x Little Grebe +2 juvs, 32x GC Grebe +2 juvs, 7x Common Tern, 3x Green Woodpecker, 2x Peregrine, 5x Cetti's Warbler, (JWo)

Sunday 7 June 2020

Sunday 7th June 2020

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Red-necked Phalarope briefly this morning

Halfpenny Green
A rather late Wheatear again this morning, (MMo)

Gailey Resv
2x Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Grey Wagtail, 2x Oystercatcher, (SRi)

Tittesworth Water
3x Common Tern, 5x LRP, 4x Common Sandpiper, 5x Oystercatcher, 15x Lapwing, Spotted Flycatcher, Barnacle Goose, (JOa)

Apedale CP
Woodcock near the 'Blue Lagoon' site, (MJW)

Branston GPs
Hobby, Cuckoo, Common Tern, 6x Oystercatcher, (DSc)  -  26x Ringed Plover, 12x Mandarin, (JJH)

Baldwins Gate
Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, (RWh)

Saturday 6 June 2020

Saturday 6th June 2020

Adult Rosy Starling filmed feeding on sunflower hearts in a back garden at 09:30 along Black Lane. However not seen since in the garden. (IKe)

By Ivan Kent

By Ivan Kent

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Little Tern at west end to mid afternoon at least.

Whitemoor Haye
Ringed Plover, LRP, Little Egret, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (SCo)

Blithfield Resv
4x Sanderling, Admaston Reach, (JAl)

Hill Chorlton
Hobby, (MJH)

Friday 5 June 2020

Friday 5th June 2020

Ring-necked Parakeet flew from Eaton Park shops to the LNR

Uttoxeter Quarry
Great Egret flew west at 10:00, 3x Common Sandpiper, 9x Oystercatcher, 7x Ringed Plover, Goosander, 3x Pochard, 3x Shelduck, 4x Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Tit, Common Tern ,(NDP)

Mandarin on canal off Templers Way, (JSm)

Blithfield Resv
Sanderling off the causeway, (GHa)  - also 3x Ringed Plover, 2x LRP, 2x Oystercatcher, 5x Common Tern, (HKi)

Croxall Lakes
Osprey over north at 12:03, (IWh)

Hobby over the square, (AR)

Branston GPs
12x Ringed Plover, LRP, 2x Redshank, 23x Lapwing, 12x Oystercatcher, 16x Pochard (14m, 2f + 1 duckling), 6x Shoveler, 32x Gadwall, 16x Shelduck, 3x Mandarin, 2x Egyptian Geese +3 juv, Snow Goose, 24x GC Grebe, 24x Little Grebe, 2x Little Egret, 7x Common Tern, 3x Green Woodpecker, Garden warbler (with unusual song), c400x Swift, 100's of Martins, Mole. (JWo)

Thursday 4 June 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
1st sum Caspian Gull Blithe Bay, (GJM)

Tittesworth Water
Redshank, Dunlin, 5x LRP, 5x Oystercatcher, Curlew, 11x Lapwing, Cuckoo, 2x Common Tern, 2x Spotted Flycatcher, (JOa)

Wetley Moor
Cuckoo this morning, (TBr)

Oakamoor cricket club
Cuckoo, also Willow Tit, (Jls)

Red Kite at 11:30 at junction of Stanton Lane and Swinscoe bank A52, (JSt)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper still along South west shore

Peregrine on post off Tutbury bridge, (DPa)

Cuckoo, 4x Garden Warbler, (TEy)

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Gailey Resv
Common Tern, 2x Oystercatcher, (SRi)

New Landywood pool
Wood Sandpiper to 10:55 only, 2x LRP, 3x Oystercatcher, 15x Lapwing, (JJO)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper again this afternoon,

Red Kite circling at 09:00, (TSo)

Branston GPs
3x Redshank, 5x Ringed Plover, 5x 12x Lapwing +3 chicks, 4x Oystercatcher, 5x Teal (m), 16x Mandarin, 4x Shoveler, 12x Pochard, 11x Shelduck, 47x Gadwall, 3x Egyptian Geese +3 juvs, 2x Little Egret, 3x Common Tern, 28x GC Grebe + 3 new juvs, 39x Little Grebe +1 juv, 4x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 1-2x Hobby, c100x Swift, (JWo, DSc)

Blithfield Resv
Drake Common Scoter, Arctic Tern, (MPR)

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Doxey Marsh
Marsh Harrier this morning, (AGo)

New Landywood pool
2x LRP, Oystercatcher, 6x Lapwing + chick, (JJO)

Cuckoo Bank
2x Red Kite, (GHa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper on southwest shore

Doxey - Derrington
Red Kite at 13:30, (PD, JT)

Red Kite over at 15:00, (AWa)

2x Hobby, Garden Warbler, (DCo)

7x Crossbill, (SMN)

Monday 1 June 2020

Monday 1st June 2020

Halfpenny Green
Wheatear this morning, (MMo)

Tittesworth Water  -  Is closed view from causeway only
Little Tern to 14:10 at least,  also 2x Common Tern, Redstart, 6x Common Sandpiper, 7x LRP, Mandarin, 7x Oystercatcher, (SGi)

By Steve Gibson

Blithfield Resv
2x Little Tern (MDJ, GJM)  -  still at 14:15 off the causeway also c30 Common Terns, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail

Hollybush Garden centre
Hobby over Warstone Road at 10:50, (JJO)

Knypersley Resv
2x Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, (PMo)

Mandarin on The  Acres pool pond, (JLy)

Red Kite over east at 17:00, (TEy)

Branston GPs
Cuckoo, 2x Redshank, 26x Lapwing, 7x Oystercatcher, 3x LRP, Ringed Plover, 7x Pochard, 49x Gadwall, 6x Shoveler, 13x Shelduck, 6x Common Tern, 2x Little Egret, 25x GC Grebe, 28x Little Grebe, 2x Green Woodpecker, 2x Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Peregrine, (JWo)

Spotted Flycatcher Sheepwalks, (PBo)

Draycott in the Moors
Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, (AR)