The first place visited was the Gull hot spot of Stubbers Green (just outside Walsall). Many Gulls were present here at the waters edge, resting after feeding at the nearby landfill site. The highlight was 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and a Common Gull. Also present were large numbers of Lesser Black-backed , Herring and Black-headed Gulls. A Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper were seen along the waters edge and a Common Tern was seen fishing.
Yellow-legged Gull - Stubbers Green, 19th July 2010:
After visiting Stubbers it was along the A5 into Staffordshire to visit the West Midlands Bird Clubs Belvide Reserve. Here we were treated to a 1st Summer Arctic Tern, 2 Turnstones, a Dunlin, c.20 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Little Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatchers and a Little Egret.
For membership info/permits for Belvide - http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/
For all the latest bird news from Belvide - http://www.surfbirds.com/blog/Belvide84/