Saturday 17 April 2021

17/4/21 Wharncliffe Chase

Had a good look around between 11.30 and 14.30. 

2 Tree Pipits - my first of the year with one briefly calling to the south and another briefly singing at the northern end.
Lapwing - pair with female sitting on one egg.
Cuckoo - male seen and heard calling briefly from Roundabout Plantation.
Stonechat - 3 pairs seen across the Chase with a striking male seen near the Lodge.
Fieldfare/Redwing - 45 FF included a single Redwing.
Buzzard - 6+ with pairs circling high at times and displaying. Another seen taking food into woods.

Also 2 Chiffchaff, 2-3 male Wheatear, Sparrowhawk pair circling with Buzzards and a female earlier over the res. 10 Skylark, 7 Linnet, 13 Willow Warbler, 6 Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer, Curlew, Swallow, Kestrel, 6 Stock Doves, Siskin and 25 Meadow Pipit.

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