12 May 2016

(The birds on 74 and 68a/b were quite mobile today.   The below reports will include birds that moved around the area and are likely to have been double counted)

Cleveland Lakes  / CWP 68a/b:   Little Tern, Little Gull and 7 Black Terns.   Arctic Tern, 30+ Common Tern, Little Gull, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher,  Nightingale, 2 Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, several Whitethroat, 5 Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Jays.     Malcolm Royal.   Matt Pringle.

CWP 74:   From Twitchers gate it was possible to see Black Terns as they came over the scrapes.  One Arctic Tern identified over the lake and on the scrapes (occasionally viewable) were Sanderling, Turnstone, Redshank, Dunlin and Ringed Plover.  Bob Philpott.  John Bayliss.

CWP 74:  p.m.  Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 1, Curlew 1, Turnstone 2, Dunlin 3, Ringed Plover sp. 2+. Common Tern at least 10 probably many more.  Black Tern 3. Shelduck 2, Shoveler 1, Red-crested Pochard 3 males, Kingfisher, Nightingale and distant Cuckoo.     John Grearson.

CWP 59:  Red Crested Pochard with 3 ducklings.   Malcolm Royal

CWP 132: Pair of Egyptian Geese with brood of 4, Greylag Geese with small brood, c40 Mute Swans with one on nest, 10 Shelducks, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Teal, Grey Heron, 250 Black-headed Gulls, a few Linnets. Kingfisher in stream by the sewage works.   Steve Davies

CWP 130: 3 Reed Warblers, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, a few Lapwings and House Martins, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Buzzard. 3 teneral Common Blue Damselflies and a teneral Red Eyed Damselfly. Orange-tips, Brimstones, Small Tortoiseshells and Small Whites.   Steve Davies

A Hoopoe has been reported over the past 2 days in Castle Eaton just outside the CWP area.   Might be worth a check on playing fields.

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