|Mon 1st||7 Swifts were present.|
Two Spotted Flycatchers were near Fly Pool (PW).
On Cuckoo Bank there was a Hobby and a juvenile Marsh Harrier flew to the south (PW).
|Wed 3rd||Four Hobbies were over Cuckoo Bank (PW).|
|Thurs 4th||A Wheatear was present (PW).|
|Fri 5th||On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Hobbies, 2 Ravens, 3 Redstarts and a Whinchat (PW).|
A juv Whinchat, a Wheatear, a
Stonechat and a Grasshopper Warbler were present
The monthly Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) produced the following totals: 42 Mute Swans, 211 Canada Geese, 146 Mallard, 111 Tufted Ducks, 3 Grey Herons, 5 Little Grebes, 39 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Moorhens, 720 Coot, 69 Lapwings and 3 Snipe (GE).
|Mon 8th||On Cuckoo Bank a juvenile Marsh Harrier hunted for about an hour before appearing to fly south. Three Hobbies, 5 Buzzards and 2 Kestrels were also present (PW).|
3 juvenile Ruff were present (JT, VT).
On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Hobbies and a Wheatear (PW).
|Fri 12th||At Cuckoo Bank a Little Egret flew west and a Wigeon and 2 Hobbies were noted (PW).|
|Sat 13th||On Cuckoo Bank there were 12 Teal along with the regular Raven, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard (PW).|
A Hobby was seen over the Slurry Pool (DL)
|Sat 20th||A Hobby, 59 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 5 Little Grebes, 4 Grey Wagtails, 9 Mistle Thrushes and a Willow Tit were present (GE).|
|Sun 21st||At 13:10 a Great White Egret briefly paused at a pool on Cuckoo Bank before flying south towards Chasewater (PW). Presumably the same bird had passed over Blithfield at 12:45. This is the first site record of this formerly very rare vagrant to Britain that has now become a regular visitor and has started to breed. A Hobby was also noted (PW).|
|Tues 23rd||5 Stonechats were on Cuckoo Bank (PW).|
Male and female Stonechats were by Chasewater Heaths station
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|Sun 28th||More Stonechats were seen on the North Heath and a group of over 50 Meadow Pipits roosted. 6 Snipe flew in a circuit over the heath. Lots of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests were in the bushes above Fly Bay and 4 Migrant Hawkers were on the wing along with several Common Darters.|
2 Stonechats and 3 Tawny Owls were on
Cuckoo Bank (PW).
The ascomycete data has been updated to now include 185 species.