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Sightings in 2022

Recorders are indicated by their initials:

DWE - Dave Emley
MS - Mark Sutton

May 10 : flock of 3-4 Bramblings behind Horwood Z Blocks James Borg.

May 9 : first (4) Garden Warblers of the year but more surprising though was the first Keele record of Great black-backed Gull for the year, with 2 first-summer plumaged birds flying over MS.

April 7 : Following hot on the heels of Tuesdays male, this mornings showers produced Keele's 2nd Wheatear of the spring, with a female along Lymes road by Clockhouse Drive MS.

April 5 : a male Wheatear along Lymes Road MS.

February 6 : 5 Hawfinches today is largest count so far MS.

February 1 : 4 Hawfinches seen today MS.

January 28 : two Hawfinches seen while 32 Greenfinches leaving their roost on campus is noteworthy MS.

January 24 : an adult Mediterranean Gull in the fiekld opposite Drive Lodge MS.

January 10 : a Hawfinch flew over the village green and appeared in the trees at the bottom of Drive Lodge garden MS.

January 6 : 3rd record of Jack Snipe at Keele on the Science Park, plus 1 Common Snipe and Sparrowhawk MS.

January 5 : An adult-winter Mediterranean Gull was seen in fields along Lymes Road before flying south with the Black-headed Gull flock MS.

January 4 : Tawny and Little Owls seen but star of the show goes, once again, to one of our wintering Woodcock MS.