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Friday 7th April 2023


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Middleton Lakes

11x Avocet. Common Sandpiper, 3x LRP, Ringed Plover, 6x Oystercatcher, 4x Redshank, Snipe, 2x Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, (SPA)  –  8x Black-tailed Godwit flew north over JW, (JAl)  –  Med Gull, (Kay per RBe)


2x Swallow thru, 4x Willow Warbler, 4x Redpoll, 10x Chiffchaff, Little Egret over, – Botteslow 2x Little Grebe, Fenton Park Blackcap. (RGi)


Drake Garganey far screen area, (TPe, JAl)

Whitemoor Haye

5x White Wagtail, Wheatear, (TPe)  –  Common Sandpiper, 4x LRP, 3x Redshank, Oystercatcher, Swallow, (PAn)


3x LRP, 2x Green Woodpecker, (JDu)  –  Goosander, (CVa)

Belvide Resv

2x Garganey, Scaup, 2x Brambling,

                                                         Garganey by Steve Edwards

                                                        Brambling by Steve Edwards


Redstart, Green Sandpiper, Goosander, c250 Fieldfare, (IWh)

Bateswood CP

Osprey over NW at 12:06, (JHu)


Reed Warbler (first Staffs 2023 record), 2x Great Egret, fem Scaup, Green Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, (KHa)

Blithfield Resv

Osprey over the reach (BRo)  –  Red Kite 14:00 and again at 14:45 from the causeway. (LK, EJK)

Cannock Chase

Redstart this afternoon, (DSt)  –  20+ Brambling and Willow Warbler at Brocton Heights, (RBr)

Uttoxeter Quarry

Redstart by the river, Green Sandpiper, Shelduck, (Blu)

Radford Meadows

2x Swallow, Cetti’s Warbler, 2x Little Egret, 2x Oystercatcher, 20x Wigeon, 10x Shoveler, 8x Gadwall, 70x Teal, (RSw)  –  Male Redstart, (RBr)

Ipstones Edge

Red Kite over at 12:15, Curlew, 3x Tree Sparrow, (SCh)

Branston GPs

Greenshank, Redshank, 6x Curlew, 31x Shelduck, 15x Shoveler, 12x Gadwall, 3x Pochard, 2x Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 10x Little Grebe, 2x Swallow, Cetti’s Warbler, (JKe, MKe)  – updated counts  3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Redshank, 10x Curlew, 2x Oystercatcher, 7x Goldeneye, 4x Pochard, 32x Shoveler, 16x Gadwall, 36x Shelduck, Mandarin, Water Rail, 3x Common Gull, YL Gull, 2x Green Woodpecker, 5x Blackcap, Cetti’s Warbler, 4x Swallow, 20x Sand Martin, (JWo, DSc, CEc Dean, MCa)

Drayton Bassett

2x House Martin over, (MSm)


 2x Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap, (JWo)