Sightings for May 2019

Sunday 19th May 2019

Wood Sandpiper (x2 Ridge and Furrow), Black Crowned Night Heron (Flew over Clifton Pond 5:15am), Mediterranean Gull, Little Tern (both Clifton Pond)

Saturday 18th May 2019

LITTLE TERN [Clifton Pit, 09:45 - 20:00 at least], 3 BLACK TERN [Clifton Pit, 20:07].

Friday 17th May 2019

Avocet [Clifton Pit, gull island, 05:17 - 07:41 at least], Greenshank, Common Redshank [Clifton Pit, 06:53], WHIMBREL [Clifton Pit, 12:24].

Thursday 16th May 2019

LITTLE TERN [Clifton Pit, 19:13 - 19:53 at least].

Wednesday 15th May 2019

OSPREY [over Tween Pond, heading towards the power station, 08:55], 6 BLACK TERN [Clifton Pit, three arrived 09:24 increasing to six by 10:03, then flew east, 10:14 after been chased by a Peregrine], GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew east down river, 09:31], 2 Hobby [above Tower hide, 11:25].

Monday 13th May 2019

Cuckoo [Coneries, 04:24], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET[single through Clifton Pit, heading east, 05:50, second heading south towards the power station, 17:49], Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 06:55], Tawny Owl [roosting, 07:38], Hobby[over centre car park, 14:41].

Sunday 12th May 2019

 Black-crowned Night Heron [adult flew across Clifton Pit in front of tower hide 20:10, flying fast and high east/north-east], Short-eared Owl [flew over Coneries heading towards Thrumpton/Barton in Fabis, 18:46], Greenshank[Clifton Pit, late evening.

Saturday 11th May 2019

WOOD SANDPIPER [briefly on Church Pond, 08:24], 7 BLACK TERN [Clifton Pit, 19:05].

Friday 10th May 2019

Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Ridge and Furrow, 05:18], 17 ARCTIC TERN [Clifton Pit, landed on gull island briefly then flew north, 06:22], 3 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this evening], Cuckoo [Coneries/Clifton Pit].

Thursday 9th May 2019

WHIMBREL [Tween Pond, 05:28], 13 Dunlin [10 Clifton Pit, 05:44, 13 all summer plumage Clifton Pit, most leaving high 16:45], 3 BLACK TERN[single Clifton Pit, 05:57, 2 Clifton Pit, 08:10, 3 Clifton Pit, 18:06], Cuckoo [Wheatear Field area, 07:10], 39 ARCTIC TERN [4 Clifton Pit, 07:27, 35 arrived in a flock dropping down onto Clifton Pond to feed, 16:00 - 17:15 at least], 2 Hobby [Coneries/Barton Lane], Ringed Plover [Tundrae, Ridge and Furrow, 18:05], Hirundines 400+ [mainly swallow and house martin], c.80 Common Swift, Pochard [at least one pair Clfiton Pit]], Teal [drake, Clifton Pit].

Wednesday 8th May 2019

GREY PLOVER [Ridge and Furrow, 05:28 - 06:30], Cuckoo [calling Clifton Pit, 06:32], 4 Greenshank [through east, 09:53], 21 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 11, 15:58 increasing to 21 by 19:03], BLACK TERN [Clifton Pit, single 15:58, increasing to 3 by 19:18].

Monday 6th May 2019

Savi's Warbler [Clifton Pit, reeling and showing on and off from 06:48], Grasshopper Warbler [Delta, 07:58], Dunlin [Clifton Pit, gull island, 16:46], Hobby [Clifton Pit, 18:17], OSPREY [over the Visitor Centre, 18:29].

Friday 3rd May 2019

Savi's Warbler [reeling on and off from the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 07:43 - 19:09 at least], c.40 ARCTIC TERN [11 comics through east, 07:23, 23 on Clifton Pit, 07:41 - 08:05 then departed east, 5 more dropped into Clifton Pit, 08:05, joined by another 18 (possibly the same 23 from earlier), plus a couple of late stragglers this afternoon], GREAT WHITE EGRET [non breeding bird, flew over the river from Clifton Pit, 14:30], Hobby [through, 17:04].

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Savi's Warbler [reeling and showing occasionally from the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 06:15 - 07:29], 9 Common Swift [over Church Pond, 14:18],Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, from Kingfisher hide, 14:35 at least], 2 Hobby [over river at the end of Barton Lane, 15:05].

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Savi's Warbler [reeling and showed well briefly from the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 05:48 - 07:00, reeling again intermittently 18.30 - 20:00, but not seen], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, along the path to Tower Hide, early morning], Lesser Whitethroat [singing male, beeston marina end, 08:00].

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