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Sightings in 2021
Recorders are indicated by their initials:
DWE - Dave Emley
MS - Mark Sutton
February 28 : two early Chiffchaffs singing and a Greylag Goose on Lake 1 MS.
February 9 : a Siskin flew over and a flock of 15 Lesser Redpolls on the Home Farm site MS.
February 2 : a remarkable sighting of a Kittiwake flying over Lymes Road. This is only the second record, the first was on 13/2/1972 when a bird was found dead in the SU car-park by John Cantello MS.
January 31 : the first-winter Caspian Gull was relocated off Lymes Road together with an adult and third-winter Yellow-legged Gull and a Common Gull while the male Stonechat was still on the Home Farm development site MS.
January 29 : a Peregrine was seen near the old sewage works below lake 5, two Great Black-backed Gulls and a first-winter Caspian Gull were found in a field off Lymes Road. The latter is a first record for Keele MS.
January 24 : Stonechat is still on Phase 3 site and a female Goosander flew over Lake 6 MS.
January 22 : a Little Owl seen MS.
January 21 : a flock of 54 Meadow Pipits along Lymes Road MS.
January 20 : a Woodcock was seen by the old sewage works site below lake 5 MS.
January 18 : 2 Greylag Geese over Lymes Road MS.
January 17 : male Stonechat and a Reed Bunting on development site MS.
January 14 : a Little Grebe was seen on Lake 1; the first there for a number of years MS.
January 11 : A Woodcock seen today MS.
January 10 : 3 Great Black-backed Gulls and 2 Common Gulls among a large flock of over 1000 gulls along Lymes Road MS.
January 4 : A Snipe along Lymes Road on the 2nd and a Fieldfare today brings the Keele Year-list to 49. Today's highlight was the resident kingfisher, nice to see it's hanging on despite the cold spell. MS.
January 2 : 300 Pink-footed Geese flew over campus Andy Mason.
January 1 : A day spent birding around Keele produced a decent 48 species, with highlights being Brambling, Kingfisher and 2 Tawny Owls MS.