|Fri 1st||Willow Tits have been heard singing from 5 areas so far this spring (PJ).|
|Sat 2nd||An adult Little Gull and 2cy Caspian Gull were present during the evening and the Ring-necked Parakeet was seen at 19:20.|
25 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers were in song, a
Willow Tit was below the dam and a Raven
and Stock Dove were also noted (PJ).
On Cuckoo Bank there was a pair of Ravens, a pair of Red-legged Partridges, at least 8 pairs of Lapwings and at Biddulph's Pool there was a Nuthatch (PJ).
A quieter day but still a constant passage of hirundines and Meadow Pipits
during the day and there were at least 4 Willow Warblers in
the Swag and Norton Bog area. A 3cy Yellow-legged Gull
On Cuckoo Bank there were 11 Golden Plovers, a Willow Warbler and a Wheatear (GHa).
|Tues 5th||A Bearded Tit was heard and briefly seen at the western end of the Norton Bog reedbed (PJ). A Little Ringed Plover and 4 Greylag Geese were also present.|
|Wed 6th||Three Little Ringed Plovers were on the Sailing Shore.|
|Thurs 7th||5 Goosanders were present and a Willow Tit was at Norton Bog.|
24 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs and 100 Sand Martins
were present during the morning (ICW). 72 Tufted Ducks and 4 Goldeneye were
On Cuckoo Bank there were 6 Wheatears, a Grey Partridge and a Raven (PJ).
|Sat 9th||On Cuckoo Bank there were 3 Wheatears, a male Redstart, Curlew and a female Merlin.|
A Common Sandpiper and Kingfisher were
present during the morning.
On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Grey Partridges, 5 Red-legged Partridges, a Curlew, a Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatears, 25 Stock Doves and a Common Lizard. A Willow Tit was in Eights Wood (PJ, IW, N).
12 Little Gulls and an Arctic Tern were present until 15:50 when they appeared to become alarmed by a helicopter and eventually disappeared to the north-east. Two Shelducks flew east and 220 Sand Martins and several Swallows were over the lake (GE). A White Wagtail was by the Sailing Club (VT, JT), a Garden Warbler in the west shore wood and a Cuckoo was on the north heath before flying north-east.
At least 9 Little Gulls were also seen at Stubber's Green and 13 at Ryder's Mere during the afternoon.
|Wed 13th||During the evening there was a Short-eared Owl, a Stonechat and a Whitethroat (PJ).|
The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen at 19:30.
A Grasshopper Warbler was reported from Cuckoo Bank.
A Common Tern and an Arctic Tern were
present along with 3 Goldeneye, a Whitethroat, a pair of
Ravens and a Willow Tit was singing at
Norton Bog (PJ). The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen at
On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Wheatears and a pair of Red-legged Partridges (PJ).
|Sat 16th||A Cuckoo was present during the morning and a Peregrine during the afternoon (GR). An Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat and Oystercatcher were also present.|
A Wheatear was on the North Heath (PJ) and 3 Yellow
Wagtails and 2 Common Sandpipers were present
during the early morning.
On Cuckoo Bank there were 3 Yellowhammers, a Red-legged Partridge and a Tawny Owl was calling in Eights Wood (PJ) and during the very early morning at least 7 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling (DO).
A Cuckoo and a pair of Wheatears were on
the North Heath, a Garden Warbler was in the west shore
wood and a Sedge Warbler was at the Swag. Willow
Tits were present at four locations (PJ). During the evening a
Common Tern and 2 Common Sandpipers were
A Grass Snake was seen just north of Chasewater.
|Tues 19th||3 Common Sandpipers, a Common Tern, a pair of Wheatears and a singing Willow Tit were present. A Stock Dove and 8 Jackdaws were with the cattle in Highfield Farm (PJ).|
A Red Kite was seen over the Sailing Club (RD).
On No Man's Bank there was a female Redstart (PJ).
On Cuckoo Bank there was a Swift, Cuckoo and 2 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling (PJ).
|Thurs 21st||A Raven and Garden Warbler were noted and Willow Tits were present at four locations (PJ). A group of children were canoeing on the Swag today (JGH): it has been confirmed that boating of any kind is not allowed on the Swag and this incident is being investigated by Rob Davies, the head Ranger (GE).|
|Fri 22nd||Two Reed Warblers were at Norton Bog. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling on the North Heath during the evening (PJ).|
Two Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Common Terns
A male Whinchat was on Cuckoo Bank (MY).
A Grasshopper Warbler was on Norton Bog hill (PJ).
On Cuckoo Bank there were at least 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a male Redstart, a Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Wheatear and a pair of Ravens ().
|Mon 25th||An Arctic Tern, 2 Common Terns, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher and a Stoat being mobbed by Magpies were seen during the morning. Four Common Sandpipers were on the dam during the afternoon. Five Common Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin and 2 Little Ringed Plovers passed through during the early evening (PJ) and 2 Common Terns and an additional 2 Dunlin were present later.|
|Tues 26th||10 Common Sandpipers and 2 Common Terns were present (PJ).|
|Wed 27th||Four Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Terns and a Swift were present (PW) and later in the evening a flock of 40-50 Black-tailed Godwits flew north over Chase Terrace after presumably passing over Chasewater.|
A Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpipers,
3 Common Terns and over 100 Swifts were
present during the morning; the godwit was showing well by the Sailing Club
during the early afternoon (PW).
A Hobby, Cuckoo, 4 Common
Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers,
Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroats and 3-4
Swifts were present (PW). 6 Common Terns
were also present.
At Norton Bog there was a very good candidate for an acredula Willow Warbler feeding low down on the edge of the bog pool along the main track leading from the Burtwood Road car park. 2-3 Reed Warblers and a Cuckoo were also present (GE).
A male Whinchat, Wheatear and
Grasshopper Warbler were on the North Heath (MWo).
There was an influx of House Martins during the morning
when there were 2 Little Ringed Plovers at least 15
Common Sandpipers with at least 8 remaining into the evening when
10 Common Terns were also present.