Saturday, 30 June 2018

30th June

RSPB Middleton (Warks) - 5 Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake] (T Perrins).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 4 + 2 Ringed Plover,  2 + 2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands], Snipe [East Scrape] (S Atkinson). Garganey [Jubilee North] and eventually we have Avocet chicks after losing nests earlier to the flood. 2 Currently but hopefully 4 in the morning.
Avocet Chicks - RSPB Middleton

Friday, 29 June 2018

29th June

RSPB Middleton (Warks) - 4 Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake].
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 3 almost summer plumage Ruff [East Scrape] (G Williams), drake Garganey, 4 + 2 Ringed Plover (J&P Fincham),  2 + 2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands].

Thursday, 28 June 2018

28th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Hobby [Reedbed Pool](S Atkinson), drake Garganey, 6 Ringed Plover including 1 juv, 2 + 2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands], Black-Tailed Godwit [West Scrape], Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Common Tern with adults in attendance [East Scrape].
Some late news from last night - 5 Black-Tailed Godwits on East Scrape at 9pm but gone by 9.30pm (R Eyres)
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - 2 Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake].
Birchmoor Flash - 2 Ringed Plover (M Scott).
KWP Cliff Pool - 3 Black-Tailed Godwits, 16 Common Tern & 62 Lapwing.

Just up the valley at Ladywalk NR (WMBC Members only) - moulting Black Tern until 1pm (R King).

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

27th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - drake Garganey [West Scrape], adult Little Gull [East Scrape] (RSPB), Common Sandpiper, 4 + 2 Egyptian Geese, 5+ Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher & 4 Little Egret (M Scott). Well moulted drake Garganey was on Jubilee North this evening.
Birchmoor Flash - male Ruff (A Archer).
Lea Marston - Red Kite over Environment Agency depot early afternoon (Alrewas Birder).

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

26th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - drake Garganey [West Scrape], 2 Black-Tailed Godwits [East Scrape], Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 + 2 Egyptian Geese, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo and Wigeon (G Williams).
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake] (G Williams).

Monday, 25 June 2018

25th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Black-Tailed Godwits still [East Scrape], Common Sandpiper and 2 + 2 Egyptian Geese (A Cox).
Black-Tailed Godwits - Alison Cox

Sunday, 24 June 2018

24th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Black-Tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper [East Scrape],  2 + 2 Egyptian Geese (J Allen) & 3 Ringed Plover [Jubilee Wetlands].
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake] (J Allen).

Saturday, 23 June 2018

23rd June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Black-Tailed Godwits & Common Sandpiper [East Scrape], 2 Ringed Plover, 2 + 2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands] & Cuckoo [Dosthill NR] (S Atkinson).
KWP Cliff Pool - juvenile Little Ringed Plover and Common Tern - may not have bred locally. Also drake Wigeon.

Friday, 22 June 2018

22nd June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Black-Tailed Godwits [West Scrape], 2 Ringed Plover & 2+2 Egyptian Geese [Jubilee Wetlands].

Thursday, 21 June 2018

21st June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 88 Swifts and 2 Egyptian Geese + 2 young (S Atkinson).
Alvecote - Female Shoveler with 7 young (M Scott).

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

19th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Dunlin & Godwit species over heading South (S Atkinson). Tonight 2 Dunlin still, 9 Redshank, Snipe & Ringed Plover [All Jubilee Wetlands].
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake] (S Atkinson), Hobby [Southern Meadow].

Marsh Harrier reported in the Lookout log book - midday yesterday, seen from river walk path.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

17th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Cuckoo, Barn Owl [Dosthill NR] (D Rickard), Green Sandpiper [Hall Lake] (T Perrins).

Saturday, 16 June 2018

16th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 4 Ringed Plover & 4 (2pr) Egyptian Geese + 2 young [Jubilee Wetlands] (S Atkinson).
Curdworth - Red Kite 1.15pm heading South (P Forbes).

Friday, 15 June 2018

15th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Hobby [Jubilee Wetlands] (A Powell).  Early evening Hobby, Ringed Plover and 2 Egyptian Geese + 2 chicks.
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Green Sandpiper and Red Kite through heading SW [Hall Lake] (M Griffiths).

Thursday, 14 June 2018

14th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 2 Hobby, 2 Snipe, 2 Egyptian Geese + 2 chicks, Ringed Plover and Dunlin [Jubilee Wetlands] (S Atkinson).

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

13th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 5 Ringed Plover and Hobby [Jubilee Wetlands]. The Spoonbill appears to have gone and possibly taken advantage in the change of wind direction. A single bird was seen at RSPB Old Moor (South Yorkshire) this morning - may be our bird.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

12th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Spoonbill, Peregrine through, Ringed Plover, Cuckoo and yesterday's passage Avocet appear to have left the reserve (S Atkinson). Spoonbill still on East Scrape at dusk.
Birchmoor Flash - Green Sandpiper (R Smith), Yellow-Legged Gull and Ringed Plover (A Archer).

Monday, 11 June 2018

11th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 17+ Avocet (G A Williams) this morning which is part of a Midlands influx with an increase also noted at Upton Warren. Curlew (M Goode) briefly on Jubilee Wetlands at 11am before flying East. Spoonbill still.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

10th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - SPOONBILL & Sanderling [East Scrape] (M Pollock). Osprey over North Pit (A Bladon).

Saturday, 9 June 2018

9th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - SPOONBILL still this morning. Also 3 Egyptian Geese and 2 chicks [Jubilee Wetlands] (A Archer).  Spoonbill still on East Scrape 8pm at least.
Birchmoor Flash - 2 Avocet & 2 Ringed Plover (R Smith).

Friday, 8 June 2018

8th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - SPOONBILL still [Jubilee North] & possible Little Stint [between the screens but distant] (G A Williams). Sanderling (J Harris) - presumably the earlier reported Little Stint. Cuckoo, 2 Egyptian Geese and Shelduck now down to 2 chicks from 4 (M Scott). Also 3 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover. Spoonbill flew North at 5pm but had returned to East Scrape by 5.30pm and still there 7.30pm at least.
RSPB Middleton (Warks) - Hobby [Fishers Mill] (P Casey).
Birchmoor Flash - Dunlin (R Smith).
Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and RP

Thursday, 7 June 2018

7th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - SPOONBILL 6.29am (per Birdguides) and still there mid morning plus 2 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Egyptian Geese with 2 young (RSPB). Spoonbill still on East Scrape at dusk.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

6th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - SPOONBILL left Ladywalk NR at approx 11.50am (J Morris per @Ladywalknature) and relocated to Jubilee Wetlands (GJM per @Staffsbirdnews). Bird was seen arriving just before 12pm (R Eyres) so only took a matter of minutes from Ladywalk and still there on East Scrape at 19:45 tonight.

Spoonbill on East Scrape - Alison Cox

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

5th June

RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese with 2 young [Jubilee Wetlands] & Hobby [Dosthill NR] (S Atkinson).
Birchmoor Flash - 2 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Shelduck (M Scott). 8.15pm 2 Tundra Ringed Plover dropped in with a Dunlin. Also 2 Ringed Plover and 12 Yellow Wagtail (A Archer).

SPOONBILL still at Ladywalk NR (WMBC members only) tonight - couldn't resist a crafty twitch.

Monday, 4 June 2018

4th June

Birchmoor Flash - 3 Avocet, 2 Shelduck and several Yellow Wagtail (J Morgan). This evening 3 Avocet still plus 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover and Hobby (A Archer).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Grey Plover which flew North at 18:50. Also Dunlin with 4 Ringed Plover and Mediterranean Gull through South calling.

Just up the Tame -  SPOONBILL at Ladywalk NR (P Lichfield), still there at dusk - WMBC members only.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

3rd June

Birchmoor Flash - Redshank taking the recent wader total to 15 in 14 days (A Archer).

Saturday, 2 June 2018

2nd June

Birchmoor Flash - 2 SPOONBILL over heading ENE at 8.29am also 2 Ringed Plover (A Archer).
Alvecote - Red- Breasted Goose - assumed escapee [Railway Pool] (S Allison).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - drake Garganey (S Atkinson), 3 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 3 Egyptian Geese, 2 Wigeon & Cuckoo [all Jubilee Wetlands] (G Williams). The brood of 4 Shelduck are down to 3 and 2 of the 3 Lapwing chicks that hatched shortly before the flood last Monday have survived and are back on East Scrape.

Friday, 1 June 2018

1st June

Birchmoor Flash - 2 Avocet (R Smith).
RSPB Middleton (Staffs) - Grey Plover, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank & 2 Cuckoo (RSPB).
Tamworth Broadmeadow LNR - 2 Oystercatcher, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge, Reed and Cetti's Warblers (M Scott).