Woolston Eyes Monthly Sightings


Alan Patterson

2012-04-30

Black Tern over the Centre Pool 30th April 2012

Submitted by: Alanp

 

2012-04-30

A Black Tern was seen on No.3 bed today, showing well from the John Morgan Hide.

Submitted by: Daveh

 

2012-04-28

27th April. On a wet evening there were 16 Great crested Grebes, 12 Black necked Grebes, and about 100 Swallows on No.3 bed. A Hobby flew low across the reedbed.

Submitted by: Daveh

 

2012-04-21

Mid morning No 1 bed - plenty of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, a male Peregrine and 2 large Mink crossing the path from the canel side to the large pool by the Gorse patch.

Submitted by: John

 

2012-04-21

An excellent morning on No.3 bed, with the highlights being: One Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 adult Little Gulls on the scrape in front of the Morgan Hide, 2 Kingfishers, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rails and all three hirundines. In addition Kieran Foster and his team ringed the first Grasshopper Warbler and Reed Warbler of the year.

Cheers David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-20

Two adult Little Gulls still present Friday morning. Cheers. David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-18

Still a minimum of 22 Black-necked Grebes present, possibly 24. Other birds this morning included 1 Snipe, c.40 Swallows and 2 Sand Martins.

Cheers David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-16

Common Cranes!! Two reported flying over late on Saturday. Presumably over No.3 bed? They were earlier reported at Risley Moss and subsequently at a site to the south. Only the second record for the Reserve !! Cheers David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-12

First Mallard brood of the year on No.2 bed; a female with 3 very small young. The Med.Gull on No.3 bed is an immature so not that easy to spot.

Submitted by: Daveh

 

2012-04-12

A Mediterranean Gull reported from the Tower Hide this afternoon.

Cheers David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-11

Marsh Harrier still showing this afternoon. Also a passage of hirundines, with 17 House Martins, 11 Sand Martins and 4 Swallows in total. Could only find 19 Black-necked Grebes but what’s one amongst friends?

Cheers

David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-10

A Little Gull was on No.3 bed this morning, probably a second summer bird. Also on No.3 bed were 20 Black-necked Grebes and 13 Great-crested Grebes.

Submitted by: Daveh

 

2012-04-09

09-April-2012 Just heard from a permit holder that she saw a Marsh Harrier kill one of the Gulls on No 3bed yesterday.

Submitted by: Alanp

 

2012-04-07

High count of Chiffchaffs. A survey of the whole reserve on 28th March produced 95 singing males with another 7 heard adjacent to the reserve. This is probably a record for Woolston.

Submitted by: Daveh

 

2012-04-07

Highlight of the day was a Siberian Chiffchaff, a real Cheshire rarity, ringed on No.3 bed this morning. Other good sightings included: 16 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Curlews, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Peregrine Falcon, Nuthatch and a few Willow Warblers and Blackcaps.

Cheers David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-06

Still 19 Black-necked Grebes present, along with a few Common Snipe, a singing Willow Warbler, a couple of Blackcaps and lots of Chiffchaffs.

Cheers

David Bowman

Submitted by: David Bowman

 

2012-04-06

Great Crested Grebe nest building in front of Morgan hide,then taken over by Black Headed gulls. Brief glimpse of Marsh Harrier

Submitted by: Brankers