3rd April 2007

Glovershaw Area
No Wheatears yet. However, there is a lot of activity in the form of Curlews and Lapwings which have established territory. Four Snipe were seen and four Oystercatchers were feeding on the damp slopes inside the horse-training area. The Golden Plover flock has been reduced to 50 birds. Skylarks over the golf course and Meadow Pipits seemingly everywhere.

P King

Common Scoter, Twite at Leeshaw Res

Swallow & House Martin at Stockbridge

Whetstone & Bradup area

Three pairs of Stonechat with a 'spare' female as well, One towards the Bradup area with another pair near the quarry and a third pair with second female near W Gate.
Two Little Owls near the quarry. At last 4 Redshank at Bradup plus two Snipe

I Hargreaves, B Vickers, R Proctor