Chris Waring: West Midlands Combined Counties (WMBC) Life List BOU, All records Record(s) 1 to 262 of 262 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Rare? Date Location Comments 1 Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix 2 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 3 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 4 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 5 Quail Coturnix coturnix 6 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 7 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 8 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 9 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 10 Greylag Goose Anser anser 11 Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis 12 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 13 Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris 14 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 15 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 16 Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 17 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 18 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 19 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 20 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 21 Garganey Spatula querquedula 22 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 23 Gadwall Mareca strepera 24 Wigeon Mareca penelope 25 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 26 Pintail Anas acuta 27 Teal Anas crecca 28 Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 29 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina 30 Pochard Aythya ferina 31 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Yes 23/03/2019 Alvecote, Staffs 32 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 33 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 34 Scaup Aythya marila 35 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 36 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 37 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 38 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 39 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 40 Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Yes 28/01/2021 Coton, Warks 41 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 42 Smew Mergellus albellus 43 Goosander Mergus merganser 44 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 45 Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 46 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 47 Swift Apus apus 48 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 49 Rock Dove Columba livia Feral Pigeon 50 Stock Dove Columba oenas 51 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 52 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 53 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 54 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 55 Corncrake Crex crex 56 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 57 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 58 Coot Fulica atra 59 Crane Grus grus 60 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 61 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 62 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 63 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 64 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 65 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 66 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 67 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 68 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 69 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 70 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Yes 26/07/2014 Middleton Lake, Staffs 71 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 72 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 73 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 74 Dotterel Charadrius morinellus 75 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 76 Curlew Numenius arquata 77 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 78 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 79 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 80 Knot Calidris canutus 81 Ruff Calidris pugnax 82 Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Yes 22/05/2020 Middleton Lake, Staffs 83 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 84 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 85 Sanderling Calidris alba 86 Dunlin Calidris alpina 87 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 88 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Yes 10/09/2016 Upton Warren, Worcs 89 Little Stint Calidris minuta 90 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 91 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 92 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 93 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 94 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 95 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 96 Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius 97 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 98 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Yes 26/05/2013 Belvide Res, Staffs 99 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 100 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Yes 29/05/2011 Uttoxeter Quarry, Staffs 101 Redshank Tringa totanus 102 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 103 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 104 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 105 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 106 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini 107 Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Yes 09/05/2021 Upton Warren, Worcs 108 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 109 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 110 Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Yes 28/06/2020 Belvide Res, Staffs 111 Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Yes 16/07/2010 Chasewater Res, Staffs 112 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 113 Common Gull Larus canus 114 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 115 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 116 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 117 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 118 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 119 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 121 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Yes 26/07/2013 Rudyard Res, Staffs 122 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 123 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 124 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 125 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 126 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Yes 24/04/2013 Blithfield Res, Staffs 127 White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 128 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 129 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 130 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 04/09/2022 Stubbers Green, West Mids 131 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 25/11/2022 Upper Bittell Res, Worcs 132 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 133 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 134 Leach's Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa 135 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 04/05/2022 Belvide Res, Staffs 136 Gannet Morus bassanus 137 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 138 Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 139 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 140 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 141 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 142 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Yes 19/06/2022 Ladywalk NR, Warks 143 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 144 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 145 Great White Egret Ardea alba 146 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 147 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 148 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 149 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 150 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 151 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 152 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Yes 08/10/2020 Middleton Lake, Staffs 153 Red Kite Milvus milvus 154 Buzzard Buteo buteo 155 Barn Owl Tyto alba 156 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 157 Little Owl Athene noctua 158 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 159 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 160 Hoopoe Upupa epops 161 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 162 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 163 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor 164 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 165 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 166 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 167 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 10/07/2015 Chatterley Whitfield, Staffs 168 Merlin Falco columbarius 169 Hobby Falco subbuteo 170 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 171 Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 172 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 173 Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor 174 Jay Garrulus glandarius 175 Magpie Pica pica 176 Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Yes 20/10/1991 Cocknage Woods, Staffs 177 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 178 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 179 Rook Corvus frugilegus 180 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 181 Raven Corvus corax 182 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 183 Coal Tit Periparus ater 184 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 185 Willow Tit Poecile montanus 186 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 187 Great Tit Parus major 188 Woodlark Lullula arborea 189 Skylark Alauda arvensis 190 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris 191 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 192 Swallow Hirundo rustica 193 House Martin Delichon urbicum 194 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 195 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 196 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 197 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 198 Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei Yes 30/01/2014 Hams Hall, Warks 199 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 200 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 201 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 202 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 203 Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Yes 21/05/2017 Branston GP, Staffs 204 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 205 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 18/06/2021 Middleton Lakes RSPB, Staffs 206 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 207 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 22/06/2015 Marsh Lane, Warks 208 Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Yes 05/05/2022 Belvide Res, Staffs Hears Only! 209 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 210 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 211 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 212 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 213 Whitethroat Curruca communis 214 Dartford Warbler Curruca undata 215 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 216 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 217 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 218 Nuthatch Sitta europaea 219 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 220 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 221 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 222 Blackbird Turdus merula 223 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 224 Redwing Turdus iliacus 225 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 226 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 227 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 228 Robin Erithacus rubecula 229 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 230 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 231 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 232 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 233 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 234 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 235 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 236 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 237 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 238 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 239 Dunnock Prunella modularis 240 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 241 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 242 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 243 Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 244 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 245 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 246 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 247 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 20/10/2022 Ladywalk NR, Warks 248 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 249 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 250 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 251 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 252 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 253 Linnet Linaria cannabina 254 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Acanthis flammea 22/03/2021 Ladywalk NR, Warks 255 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 256 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 257 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 258 Siskin Spinus spinus 259 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 260 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 261 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 262 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus