West Midland Bird Club

Annual Report, 2000s

(Reports for the 2000s)
Year (and number) Cover
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(in addition to regular items)

Northern Wheatear at Chasewater
(Phill Ward)

Changes Affecting Staffordshire's Breeding Birds 1800–2000.

Short Notes:

  • Melodious Warbler at Brandon Marsh
  • Nightjars on Cannock Chase 2000
  • The Honey-buzzard Invasion: A Once In a Lifetime Event
  • Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans at Bartley Reservoir

Edited by Dave Emley.

228 Species reported.

232 pages.



(Keith Stone)

A Preliminary Report of Canada Geese Movements from the West Midlands
Wintering Chiffchaffs at Worcester Sewage Works
White-winged Black Tern (Juvenile) at Kingsbury Water Park
An Orchard of Fieldfare

238 Species reported.

240 pages.

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Little Ringed Plover
(Keith Stone)

Status of:

  • Yellow-legged Gull in the West Midlands region
  • Eurasian Bitterns at Ladywalk, 1979–2002
  • A short note on the peculiar breeding behaviour of a pair of Mute Swans.
  • Franklin's Gull at Draycote Water, a new regional record
  • Arctic Redpoll, Habberley Valley, Worcestershire
  • A Great Grey Shrike in South Warwickshire
  • Scandinavian Song Thrushes in South Warwickshire

Edited by Dave Emley.

236 Species reported.

280 pages.

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In the county lists, Lapland Bunting for Staffordshire should be 2002 and not 1997.
Little Bunting for Staffordshire should remain at 1995 and not 2002.


Shore Larks
(Rob Wardle)

For the first time, an index of species was included; as were Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) counts for selected species.

Edited by Dave Emley; published March 2006.

235 Species reported.

232 pages.

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Little Egret
(Steve Valentine)

Black-headed Bunting in Nuneaton — a first for the Region
Broad-billed Sandpiper at Drayton Basssett Pits — a first for Staffordshire
Dartford Warbler on Cannock Chase — first record for 100 years
Observations and Migration in the Apedale area

Edited by Dave Emley; published February 2007.

235 Species reported.

236 pages.

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(Steve Valentine)

Belted Kingfisher — a first for the Region
Aquatic Warbler in West Midlands — a first for the county
The Farnborough Lesser Scaup — second record for the Region

Edited by Dave Emley; published November 2007.

242 species reported.

252 pages.

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Erratum: Delete Pied Wheater from county lists.


Goldfinch on Teasel
(Dave Taylor)

Franklin's Gull at Blithfield; a first for Staffordshire

Edited by Dave Emley; published November 2008.

239 species reported.

244 pages.

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Cetti's Warbler
(Steve Valentine)

Unusual Spring Migraton of Wheatears in Staffordshire in 2007

Great Reed Warbler —  Barton Gravel Pits 20th May 2007. A First For Staffs

The loss of the native Black Grouse population from the Peak District

Edited by Dave Emley; published December 2009.

228 species reported.

240 pages.

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Common Redstart
(Steve Seal)

Satellite-tagged Hen Harrier from Bowland winters in Tame Vallley

Berry Hill by the Seasons — Past and Present

Bird Ringing at  — an overview

The decline of the Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus in Staffordshire

Edited by Dave Emley; published December 2010.

235 species reported.

272 pages.

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(Steve Seal)

The status of Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans in the West Midlands region.

Edited by Dave Emley; published January 2012.

238 species reported.

272 pages.

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Wood Warbler
(Steve Seal)

Edited by Dave Emley; published January 2013.

230 species reported.

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