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Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire (1 Viewer)

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
RFF still present this morning north of Stoke between Tunstall and Brindley Ford off A527 Biddulph Road in horse field on left towards main entrance at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery ST6 8UW

Could be popular this weekend!
 
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smyrna

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RFF still present this morning north of Stoke between Tunstall and Brindley Ford off A527 Biddulph Road in horse field on left towards main entrance at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery ST6 8UW

Could be popular this weekend!

Yes, I must admit I was expecting to see nowt when I rocked up this morning at 7am !!! when I saw it sitting in there in the field I couldn't believe my eyes :eek!:
 

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The Moore-hen

Association of Satirical Birders & Ornitholigists
Yes, I must admit I was expecting to see nowt when I rocked up this morning at 7am !!! when I saw it sitting in there in the field I couldn't believe my eyes :eek!:

Awesome stuff, Phil - nice work! You've made it a painful day and probably a sleepless night but if it's there in the morning I'll forgive you! ;) and next time I see you get you one of these B :)
 

Huwgo

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Turned up at 15:30 today and it was showing exceptionally well, wasn't expecting views like that! I hope it's there tomorrow for everyone.
 

Corvus cornix

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I understand the RFF was first seen and photographed by a non-birder who put the picture on-line to try and find an ID. I think a big thank you is in order for them having the presence of mind to put the picture out and not just look in a field guide, thus giving us all the chance to see this little beauty!

Cheers.
 

Neil-T

Moorlands Macro: Close up and personal....with bug
RFF and Juv Black Redstart

Good views this morning, people coming from some distance to see it, spoke to a couple from Lincolnshire who were very excited to see it. Some pics from this morning.
 

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andyr

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Good views this morning, people coming from some distance to see it, spoke to a couple from Lincolnshire who were very excited to see it. Some pics from this morning.

Nice set of photos there Neil ... and what a confiding, showy bird it was today, when it came down on to that bank in front of so many birders and photographers.

Andy R.
 

The Moore-hen

Association of Satirical Birders & Ornitholigists
News for the 12th July

Red-footed Falcon - still at entrance to Chatterley Whitfield Colliery also juv Black Redstart still

Even trumping the RFF in the rarity stakes was the first ever Staffs breeding record of Wigeon at Belvide - female and a single chick along the dam. Amazing record. See Belvide Blog for a photo.
 

Huwgo

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Popped over to see the Falcon again today on my lunch break, once again giving outstanding views. It even had a duel with a passing Kestrel which pleased the crowd.
 

The Moore-hen

Association of Satirical Birders & Ornitholigists
News for the 14th July

1s male Red-footed Falcon - still Chatterley Whitfield Colliery also Black Redstart still - please park sensibly and don't block access to the driveway!

Black Tern - Blithfield
3 Ruddy Shelduck - Middleton Lakes RSPB

News for the 13th July

Avocet - Westport Lake
Sandwich Tern - Tittesworth
 

Archie Archer

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IvanS

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My personal take on the first twitchable Red-footed Falcon in the County for over FORTY long years.....

http://archiesbirding.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-red-footed-falcon-in-staffordshire.html

great blog Archie, but my understanding from someone who was there on the 12th is that the locusts were not to do with photographers - and the only time the bird pulled out of a sortie was when the bloke's 10 year old son threw a locust within 10 feet of 75 birders...
 

The Moore-hen

Association of Satirical Birders & Ornitholigists
My personal take on the first twitchable Red-footed Falcon in the County for over FORTY long years.....

http://archiesbirding.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-red-footed-falcon-in-staffordshire.html

Fantastically entertaining write-up as always mate!

News for the 15th July

1s male Red-footed Falcon & 1s Black Redstart - Chatterley Whitfield Colliery still
14 drake Common Scoter - Belvide until 09.15 then flew off then 8 drakes, presumably different birds, in the afternoon
4 drake Common Scoter - Ryder's Mere until 8.25pm then flew north
 

keithr

Relapsus resurgam
Attempted to get to the Falcon but Friday on the M6 with 2 lorries crashing meant I almost got there but ran out of time and had to get off to work....oh well there's always another life time I suppose.
 

Mick Sway

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Red Foot And Black Redstart 18/07/15

Still there this evening 18/07/15
Some shots from our visit.
 

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