April 2024 Sightings

Details of April sightings will appear on the Monthly Sightings page.


  1. Glyn Jones
    30th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    Common Whitethroat seen from top bench
    (Second post first didn’t register on blog)

  2. Glyn Jones
    30th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    2 Greylag Geese, one on nest, no sign of the goslings!!, 2 Canada Geese, one on nest, male Reed Bunting, Common Whitethroat first of the year seen from top bench

  3. Glyn Jones
    29th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    2 Greylag Geese with one goose on a nest, 2 Canada Geese with one goose on a nest
    2 Willow Warblers now to right of bench overlooking pool showing well

  4. Mike&Andy
    27th April 2024

    Good morning for us at Doddington this morning with 2 Yellow Wagtails in the same area across from the Lemon Pool,a male and female Wheatear on the recently ploughed area by the top pond,Peregrine in dive bomber mode,Raven,Sparrohawk,Skylarks,Red-l Partridge,around 25 Swifts through,Reed Warbler(Thanks Colin and Sylvia) and Common Sandpiper.

  5. Colin
    27th April 2024

    At Borrowpit t6his morning, 3 pairs of greylag one of them with six young. Also 1 canada – the other one on a nest??

  6. Colin and Sylvia
    26th April 2024

    At Doddington this morning the hoped for reed warblers gave two males heard and seen in the usual reed bed at Lemon Pool and two skylarks performed well overhead. Other than a group of nine imm mute swans there was little else noteworthy on a very quiet day. We picked up a singing whitethroat at Lea Forge on the way home.

  7. Glyn Jones
    26th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows pool – 1115
    14 Greylag Geese and 2 Canada Geese
    Also a report of 5 Greylag Goslings but not seen by me!
    Willow Warbler still showing well

  8. Glyn Jones
    24th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1500
    2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs + Willow Warbler showing well near pool.
    6 Greylag Geese and 2 Canada Geese on the pool

  9. Colin and John
    19th April 2024

    Large numbers of hirundines at Doddington this morning, most low over the water but still good numbers higher up. Impossible to count accurately but a good guess would be around 400 sand martins,10 house martins and five swallows.

    18th April 2024

    River Dane – Steamboat; Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Goosander M (Pam), 2 male Mandarins (Pam)

  11. Glyn Jones
    17th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1200
    5 Greylag and 2 Canada Geese on pool,
    Willow Warbler still, M&F Bullfinch
    4 Common Buzzards over

  12. Mike&Andy
    16th April 2024

    Red Kite from the high ground off Checkley Lane,Doddington and 2 White Wagtails.2 Common Sanpipers at the pool this morning.

  13. Glyn Jones
    16th April 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    5 Greylag and 2 Canada Geese, M & F Tufted Ducks on pool
    M Reed Bunting and Willow Warbler

  14. Colin
    15th April 2024

    A wild and windy morning at Doddington today with white-topped waves on the pool! But well worth the visit as I got good views of a common sandpiper and then a green sandpiper low over the water then on the island. A lot of hirundines fighting the winds as I arrived with probably around 100 sand martins and 10 swallows.

    14th April 2024

    River Dane – Park – between the bridges; Male Goosander
    River Dane – Park – Park Road entrance bridge; Kingfisher flying upstream under the bridge
    River Dane – Steamboat; Dipper, Grey Wagtail

    13th April 2024

    Congleton and surroundings
    River Dane
    – below the weir; Goosander – ♂ ♀ and lone ♂
    – from the Steamboat car park; Dipper
    Newsbank Pool
    – Stock Dove
    Newsbank – Marton Hall Lane Pool
    – Green Sandpiper

  17. Mike&Andy
    13th April 2024

    A couple of new arrivals at Doddington this morning, Yellow Wagtail in the stubble field next to the Lemon Pool and a male Mandarin opposite the units.

  18. Mike Brooks
    12th April 2024

    Borrowpit meadows 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallards and 2 Tufted ducks on pool
    4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps 1 Willow Warbler.

  19. Mike&Andy
    12th April 2024

    Common Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail in the sailing club at Doddington this morning and our first House Martins of the year,at least 9 Oystercatchers and in the old crop field 2 Shelduck and 2 Red- l Partridge.

  20. Glyn Jones
    12th April 2024

    Salt Line Way – 1100
    Male Blackcap showing well

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1115
    Willow Warbler near pool also showing well
    4 Greylag and 2 Canada Geese on pool

  21. Nigel Henderson
    12th April 2024

    River Dane Dipper, Grey Wagtail
    Park Goosander M and F

  22. Janet
    10th April 2024

    Hobby over the Haslington bypass – Tuesday eve 10 April

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