19th May 2008

female Whinchat was in the rough pasture by Golcar Farm and a female Yellowhammer (at last), was seen on the lane leading up to Golcar Farm. Otherwise, breeding is in full swing with Lapwing, Snipe, Curlew and Oystercatcher prominent and Skylark, Reed Bunting and Linnets in various locations. Three Meadow Pipits were seen carrying food, and three Stock Doves were about.

Leeshaw Res
Cuckoo, Male Stonechat, 10+ Linnets, Little Owl,
Lapwing with 4 chicks

Members Only Res
1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers,
Reed Buntings, Willow Warbler

P King, B Vickers