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The Spotted Crake was the 200th bird reported in Staffs so far in 2024

Tixall canal wide marsh (west of Great Haywood)

Spotted Crake calling from 22:30 last night to 04:30 this morning, (recording from DHa per RSw)  – first reported record since the one at Doxey in 2011.

Branston GPs

Marsh Warbler still present from 04:45, (SPA)  –  additional – Short-eared Owl flew north at 20:30, Little Gull, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, 2x Oystercatcher,  4x Little Egret, 40x Gadwall, 32x Pochard, Mandarin, 100x Swift, 4x Cetti’s Warbler,  (DSc)  –  11:00 Imm Spoonbill briefly at BMPit then flew north, Red Kite, Yellow Wagtail, (CEc)  – also 2x Hobby, Cuckoo, (JWo)

WMI site near Calf Heath

2x Gadwall, Ringed Plover, 6x LRP, Yellowhammer, (SRi)

Gailey Resv

Spotted Flycatcher this am, (SRi)

Uttoxeter Quarry

3x Great Egret flew SE at 10:10, Red Kite over town centre at 11:05, (RPo)

Trentham Gardens

Common Tern, Hobby, 2x Oystercatcher, (RGi)

Rocester JCB

North Lake – 23x Barnacle Geese, 6x Oystercatcher, 5x GC Grebe, (JDr)