June 2024 Sightings

Details of June 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. Mike&Andy
    16th June 2024

    A Redshank briefly on the sandy shoreline opposite the end of the island at Doddington this morning.

  2. Colin
    12th June 2024

    at Borrow Pit Meadows this morning a very obliging reed warbler in the reed bed, singing from a perch in a small bush in the sunshine

  3. Glyn Jones
    11th June 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1445
    Very quiet but Grey Heron on pool,
    Reed Warbler very vocal in reeds and eventually showed itself right in front of the bench!!!

  4. Nigel Henderson
    7th June 2024

    Congleton: River Dane:

    Female Goosander with five young. We have seen a female Goosander with four young and a female Goosander with six young on the Dane. This female keeps trying to chase one of the young away. Our presumption is that one of the six has become detached and lost and is trying to join the four. We can’t prove this of course, but it fits the observed facts.

    Also Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher.

  5. Colin
    7th June 2024

    At Doddington this morning, a brief drive down to the units gave the pair of oystercatchers with 2 juvs still surviving, lapwing on a probable nest and 4 common shelduck but where is that ruddy Ruddy Shelduck!
    On the water that unidentified goose that was here a while ago; all white head and neck with a small all black bill and a prominent black eye, wings were pale brown

  6. Mike&Andy
    7th June 2024

    3 Red Kites together over Lea Forge this morning and a Peregrine on the pylons.

  7. Colin
    7th June 2024

    At Doddington this morning a brief drive down to the units and back gave oystercatcher pair with 2 chicks surviving, lapwing pair on probable nest and 4 shelduck. Where is that ruddy Ruddy Shelduck? Also a view on the water of that previously seen unidentified swan? White head and neck with a noticeably small neat all black bill and small black eye, wings brown.

  8. Glyn Jones
    5th June 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1145
    Influx of House Martins 30+ plus 3 Swifts and 6 Swallows top field adjacent to sewerage works
    Male Reed Bunting showing well also possible nesting site of Chiffchaff both edge of pool

  9. Nigel Henderson
    5th June 2024


    River Dane: Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher

    4th June 2024


    River Dane: Grey Wagtail

    Mill Lane Pool (on the right hand side, going from Marton to Newsbank): Little Ringed Plover; Shelduck with three downy young

  11. Glyn Jones
    3rd June 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    40+ Swifts and 30+ Swallows top field adjacent to sewerage works, still there when I left,
    Common Buzzard and Grey Heron through

    Queen’s Park Crewe – 1445
    2 Greylag Geese with 60 Canada Geese
    Up to 50 Canada Goslings at various ages
    Last years 4 Mute Swans still there although the male adult Mute Swan is doing its best to move them on,
    this years 3 cygnets and female Mute Swan still although there were 4 cygnets originally

  12. Mike&Andy
    2nd June 2024

    A Little Egret perched up in the wood at Doddington this morning and along the drive to the units,Ruddy Shelduck,9 Shelduck,2 Gadwall and still Oystercatcher chicks as noted by Colin and Sylvia last Friday.

  13. Pam Henderson
    2nd June 2024

    Adult Dipper on the Dane in Congleton, first one we.ve seen since April.

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