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  1. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    I've received a totally unconfirmed report of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, reported yesterday at Little Aston Recreation Ground, off Forge Lane, B74 3BE "taking sap from a birch tree". Cheers, Nick
  2. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    I trust you'll be sending me a description as it's a county rarity. Thanks, Nick
  3. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Hoopoe - Dilhorne Some shots of the Hoopoe seen at Dilhorne by C. Goodwin on 21/4/15 Cheers, Nick
  4. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Staffordshire Breeding Lapwing Survey - 2015 Sorry this is not rare bird info, but WMBC in conjunction with SWT is running another county-wide lapwing survey this year. If you observe any birds displaying, nesting, tending young etc, please either let me know (email or PM) or log it on...
  5. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    I saw a white stoat at Hanchurch Woods too, yesterday at GR SJ832402. I've been told it was a third for Staffs but it looks like a fourth after your sighting!
  6. NickPomiankowski

    The Natural History Of Staffordshire: Fauna and Flora

    White stoat I saw an all white stoat at Hanchurch Woods yesterday morning, GR SJ832402. Apparently a "third" for Staffs - a first for me though |=)|
  7. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    BTO Birdtrack 2014 91,000 records were submitted on BTO Birdtrack for Staffordshire in 2014 by 225 recorders. Many thanks to everyone who submitted - below are the top 10 recorders whose records surprisingly make up 2/3 of the total! If you don't use Birdtrack, please consider using it as it's...
  8. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Lesser Scaup - Tittesworth 10/7/2014 The re-sightinging of this bird on July 10th has not been submitted to the BBRC, so if anyone knows the finder or saw the bird, could they please submit a description - either to me or via the BBRC (see their web site for details) Thanks, Nick
  9. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    I have no records for Lichfield Andy so please keep an eye out during 2015 and let me know - it helps to contact the owners of buildings where they nest so that accidental disturbance can be avoided which I'm happy to do (as per the Hanley birds) if I know about them. Cheers, Nick
  10. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Staffordshire Breeding Lapwing Survey - 2014 The report of the 2014 lapwing survey is now available on the WMBC web site here: http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk/research/ It's an excellent read! and many thanks to all who took part particularly Scott Petrek who helped out with much of the...
  11. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Thanks Steve :t:
  12. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Spotted Crake 16/5/1993 I have a record on this date with "site withheld" against it. If anyone knows where the location actually was, please could you let me know. Thanks, Nick
  13. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    We did also consider removing Glossy Ibis - two years since being removed as a BBRC rarity! - but in the end decided not to. It will probably move off in the next year or two.
  14. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Changes to Staffs Rarities 2015 Hi All, From 1/1/2015, Great White Egret will be removed from the county rarities list and Ruddy Duck added back in. Merry Xmas to everyone. Nick
  15. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Late Osprey - Shoal Hill I've been sent photos of an Osprey flying over Shoal Hill yesterday (9th) at 10am, which I believe makes it the latest Staffs record. Cheers, Nick
  16. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    2014 Lapwing Survey Please find attached the results of the county lapwing survey this year - hope you'll find it an interesting read and thanks to all who contributed. We'll be doing a repeat survey next year so any records from next spring would be gratefully received. Cheers, Nick
  17. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Next Monday big high pressure over Sweden means east winds for the UK..... here's hoping
  18. NickPomiankowski

    Birding In Staffordshire

    26th day this morning :-) Also, the 23 Little Egrets at Middleton Lakes on 31/8/14 is a county record, beating the 20 from the same site on 9/11/12.
  19. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Ha! If only. Just one whinchat and wheatear this am :C
  20. NickPomiankowski

    Birding In Staffordshire

    Migration Saw this on bird guides today: "Notable 11:16 30/08/14 Tree Sparrow E Yorks Spurn YWT details 651 flew south by late morning" We had two over Spurn'o'Staffs (Berry Hill) this morning!! :-O Also a good passage of swallows (300+), Tree Pips 10, Meadow Pips 30+
  21. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Twitter Feed I've set up a twitter feed @Staffs_Birds where I'll be posting accepted county rarity submissions. Thanks, Nick
  22. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Change of email address Hi All, My County Recorder email has now changed to [email protected] It used to be [email protected] (which no longer works). Thanks, Nick
  23. NickPomiankowski

    The Natural History Of Staffordshire: Fauna and Flora

    Hummingbird hawk-moth at Keele University today - looks like there's been an influx recently
  24. NickPomiankowski

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Chasewater Blog The Chasewater blog seems to have died - anyone know why? Cheers, Nick
  25. NickPomiankowski

    The Natural History Of Staffordshire: Fauna and Flora

    Essex Skipper One at Keele University last Friday, so it looks like it's made its way up to North Staffs now.
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