Sightings 2017

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Regular recorders are indicated by their initials:

DWE - Dave Emley
JAL - Andy Lawrence
MS - Mark Sutton
NC - Neil Carter
NDP - Nick Pomiankowski

And after a short hiatus in the sightings log...
1st September - A small group of feeding hirundines down Clockhouse Drive contained at least one Sand Martin amongst several dozen Swallows and House Martins (AL).  Sand Martins are rare birds for Keele (they're more fond of sand extraction quarries and large areas of open water) but are occasionally seen overhead during periods of migration.

July 4th : A Grass Snake was seen near IC1 per NDP.

April 22nd : male Brimstone butterfly by Lake 1 DWE.

April 13th : flock of 25 Waxwings feeding on berries outside the Medical Centre Stephanie Odell. Last sighting was in 2005.

April 8th : two Swallows over Jack Ashley Building DWE.

April 7th : 2 Willow Warblers by Chruch Plantation, first of the spring DWE.

March 28th : first Blackcap of the Spring singing by Keele Hall DWE.

March 17th : three Chiffchaffs singing DWE.

March 8th : A Coot on Lake 1, Peacock Butterfly DWE.

February 13th : A pair of Canada Geese has returned to Lake 1 DWE.

February 3rd : 14 Moorhens around the top lake and 3 Ravens circling and calling over the Walled Garden DWE.

January 3rd : First moth of the year - a Mottled Umber on wall of William Smith Building R. Burgess.