May 2024 Sightings

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

In the meantime, if you spot anything of interest record it here by adding a comment.


  1. Glyn Jones
    14th May 2024

    Over Selworthy Drive and Underwood Lane junction – 2100

    3 Swifts

  2. Glyn Jones
    14th May 2024

    Over Badger Avenue and Frank Webb Avenue – 1915
    25+ Swifts first of the year flying over the crossroads of the above

  3. Mike&Andy
    14th May 2024

    An unusual session for us at Doddington this afternoon.First off a Bar-t Godwit flushed from the margins,it circled several times before flying off,then a flock of around 25 Snow Geese flew to the S.E. and at the same time a female Yellow Wagtail landed on the wires opposite the sailing club and if that wasn’t enough a Ruddy Shelduck was at the back of the island!Also 2 Shelduck,Reed Warblers,Kestrel,Reed Bunting,6 Oystercatchers,Red-l Partridge,all the Hirundines and Swifts.

  4. Glyn Jones
    14th May 2024

    Spelling mistake – last posting should read 9 ducklings!!!!???

  5. Glyn Jones
    14th May 2024

    Queens Park Crewe – 1515
    Two pairs of Canada Geese with 19 goslings, another pair of Canada Geese with 9 goslings and pair of Mallards with 9 duckings

  6. Nigel Henderson
    13th May 2024

    River Dane: Treecreeper; Grey Wagtail; Kingfisher
    Newsbank Pool: Male Mandarin Duck; 5 x Stock Doves
    Mill Lane Pool (shrinking) (between Marton and Newsbank): Little Ringed Plover

  7. Glyn Jones
    13th May 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    2 Canada Geese, one on nest, only one Greylag Goose, 2 M 1 F Tufted Ducks on pool,
    2 Willow Warblers still, Song Thrush

  8. Nigel Henderson
    12th May 2024

    Congleton: River Dane: Kingfisher; 2 x Grey Wagtail; Male Goosander

    10th May 2024

    Congleton: River Dane: Grey Wagtails – at least three, one off which was an immature,so it’s fledging time; Kingfisher (fly by)

  10. Glyn Jones
    8th May 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1345
    10 Greylag Geese all on the water on arrival then 3 flew out, one by nest and 6 other adults chaperoning 8 goslings?? Fantastic!!
    2 Willow Warblers and male Reed Bunting still

  11. Glyn Jones
    7th May 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1430 to 1615
    2 Canada Geese, one on nest, 2 Greylag Geese, one on nest, further 8 Greylag Geese came in, no sign of any goslings!!
    2 Willow Warblers, male Reed Bunting showing well, 2 Common Whitethroats and 2 Chiffchaffs, also Song Thrush and male Blackbird top of Alder tree, a yard apart, both singing!!

  12. Mike&Andy
    7th May 2024

    A male Common Scoter on the pool at Doddington and on the grass banking along the drive to the hall,a pair of Mandarins.Also this morning,2 Yellow Wagtails on the high ground opposite the Lemon Pool and Sedge Warbler showing in the sailing club as was the Garden Warbler that Colin and Sylvia found last week.Other birds of note were Reed Buntings,Kestrel,Oystercatchers,Skylarks ,Red-l Partridges and Reed Warblers.

  13. Glyn Jones
    6th May 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1400
    2 Canada Geese, one on nest, 3 M 1 F Tufted Ducks, no sign of Greylag Geese or their goslings

  14. Mike&Andy
    5th May 2024

    5 Warbler species around Wybunbury Moss this morning,the best being Garden and Willow.

  15. Colin, Sylvia and John
    3rd May 2024

    At Doddington this morning it was nice to see as well as listen to a garden warbler in good voice. Also 2 common sand pipers, 3 gadwall (2 males and 1 female) and a swift with the three hirundine species.

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