20 April 2016

Around Cleveland Lakes today:   Cuckoo, Lesser whitethroat, Snipe x 3, Shelduck x 2, Lapwing x 2 on the scrapes and x 11 overhead, Curlew, Reed and Sedge warbler   Mark Shields

CWP 6 – 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Canada Geese, a Mute Swan, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 15 Coot (2 nests & pair with 2 chicks), 3 House Martins, a Pied Wagtail, 2 Black-headed Gulls, a Blackcap, a Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler & a Reed Bunting.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

A Buzzard over the Spine Road by the old railway bridge & a pair of Blackcaps in Wickwater Lane.  Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 74 – 2 Whitethroats, 2+ Chiffchaffs, a Sedge Warbler, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a  Green Woodpecker, 3 Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, 14 Lapwing, 10 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 4 Mute Swans, 5 Great Crested Grebes (1 pair displaying), 2 Cormorants, 4 Shoveler, 4 Coot, 12 Black-headed Gulls & 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 95 – 40+ Black-headed Gulls, 6+ Sand Martins, a Green Woodpecker, 4 Linnets, a Male Bullfinch, 3+ Long-tailed Tits & a Buzzard.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Kent End – 2 Mute Swans, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Canada Geese, a Cormorant, 27 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, a Pochard, 2 Lapwing, 20 Black-headed Gulls, 11 Coot, 2 Moorhens, 2 Stock Doves, 2 Buzzards & 2+ singing Skylarks.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 76 – a Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 4 Coot (1 nest) & a Moorhen.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 82 – 4 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Mallards, 2 Coots & a Chiffchaff.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 83 – 2 Mute Swans & 2 Mallards.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 68A/B – 4 Mute Swans, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Grey Herons, 60+ Tufted Duck, 5 Red-crested Pochard,  2 Mallard, 15 Coot, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 2+ Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 30+ Sand Martins & a Roe Deer.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

Reed Hide – a Little Egret, 2 Cormorants, a Canada Goose, 4 Mallard, 7 Coot (including 1 chick) & a Cetti’s Warbler.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

Fields by the Reed Hide – a Fox, 2 Mute Swans, 46 Canada Geese & 11 Greylag Geese.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Butterflies seen were Brimstone, Orange Tip & Peacock throughout the walk.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

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