Tuesday, 18 December 2018

18th December

Alvecote - Smew, Great Egret (R Smith).

Monday, 17 December 2018

17th December

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Great Egret, 3 Goldeneye, Stonechat [Jubilee Wetlands] (K Sargent), Woodcock [Doshill NR] (G Williams).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Water Rail [Feeder Pool] (K Sargent), Short-Eared Owl [Southern Meadow] (RSPB Vol].
Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Willow Tit, Marsh Tit & several Chiffchaff (P Lichfield).
Alvecote - Smew still [Pretty Pigs Pool], Great Egret [Gilmans Pool] (R Smith).

Water Rail at RSPB Middleton - Karl Sargent

Sunday, 16 December 2018

16th December

Tamworth, Tameside NR & Borrowpit - Snipe, 5(3m2f) Goosander, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 25 Lapwing, Grey Wagtail and also an Otter (S Allison).
Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Mandarin, Willow Tit, Shelduck (S Cawthray).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Pink-footed Goose, 5 Egyptian Geese [West side field], 3 Goldeneye, Pintail (f), 5 Shelduck, 4 Pochard, Stonechat [Jubilee Wetlands], 2 Great Egret [NP & West Scrape].
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Just 13 Little Egret using the Heronry roost.
KWP South - 41 Goosander [29 Hemlingford Water, 11 Bodymoor Heath Water & 1 Swan Pool] (T Perrins).
Alvecote - Smew (f) still on Pretty Pigs Pool & 2 Great Egret (R Smith).
Shustoke Res - 14 Pochard, 8 Goosander, 2 Little Egret & c220 Lapwing over (J Kenny).
Weeford, Hints Quarry - Tree Sparrow, 3 Shelduck, c30 Linnet and numerous Yellowhammer (M Scott).
Tame Valley Wetlands Walk - 70 species seen including Red Crested Pochard and Willow Tit [assumed KWP Cliff Pool] (R Walker).

Friday, 14 December 2018

14th December

KWP North - Red-Crested Pochard (f) now on Cliff Pool, Barn Owl [Richards Meadow] (G A Williams).
RSPB Middleton - drake Pintail, Goosander, 3 Great Egrets, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Stonechat (D Corfield), Cetti's Warbler (A Powell).
Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Siskin, 2 Shelduck, Water Rail (P Lichfield).

Thursday, 13 December 2018

13th December

Ladywalk NR [WMBC Members only] - 2 Woodcock, 2 Egyptian Geese (B Eaton, P Softley).

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

12th December

Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Siberian ChiffchaffBrambling (P Softley), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Siskin, Redpoll, Water Rail, Willow Tit & Marsh Tit (S Cawthray).
Alvecote - 2 Great Egret (R Smith).

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

11th December

RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Bittern flew across reedbed on East side of Fishers Mill Pool at 9.50am (B Richardson per C Lee).
Alvecote - Great Egret, 3 Goosander (M Scott), Smew still [Pretty Pigs Pool] (R Smith).

Monday, 10 December 2018

10th December

Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - Pintail, Shelduck, 4 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 3 Water Rail, 2 Woodcock, 206 Lapwing (B Eaton), c300 Cormorants roosted (P Softley).
RSPB Middleton - 5 Stonechat, 2 Great Egret, 10 Shelduck, 7 Goldeneye (RSPB).
Alvecote - Smew back again on Pretty Pigs Pool (R Smith).

Sunday, 9 December 2018

9th December

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Pink-footed Goose with Greylag, 4 Goosander, Great Egret [North Pit], 2 Pochard, 8 Shelduck, Goldeneye & 7 waders, probably Dunlin, through [Jubilee Wetlands], 7 Pochard, 2 Raven, 2 Goldeneye [Dosthill NR]. 29 Goosander roosted on North Pit.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

8th December

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Smew [North Pit] (R Walker), Bittern [Reedbed Pool], 6 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye [Dosthill NR], Water Rail [East Scrape] (D Corfield), 7 Redpoll, Siskin [Fishers Mill], Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 6 Shelduck [Jubilee Wetlands], 2 Great Egret & 30 plus Little Egret in the riverside roost.
Alvecote - 2 Great Egret (R Smith), 4 Goosander (M Scott).