Wood Lane bird sightings

Wood Lane nature reserve has become one of the best places in Shropshire to view bird life. Keep updated here with the latest sightings every week.

Lapwing with chick

8th-14th September

Lapwing c100

Cormorant 31

Curlew 27

Swallow 18

Linnet 12

Goldcrest 6

Meadow pippet 6

Buzzard 4

Shoveler 4

Kingfisher 3

Skylark 2

Nuthatch 2

Raven 2

Common sandpiper 1

Green sandpiper 1

Snow goose 1- Only second recorded at Wood Lane, last one in 2002

Jay 1

Peregrine falcon 1

1-7th September

Curlew 31

Cormorant 15

Treecreeper 6

Goldcrest 6

Pied wagtail 5

Swallow 5

Buzzard 3

Grey wagtail 2

Yellow legged gull 2

Common sandpiper 1

Bullfinch 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Snipe 1

Blackcap 1

Willow warbler 1

Song thrush 1

Chiffchaff 1

25th-31st August

Canada Geese c400

Lapwing c80

Curlew 31

Swallow 7

Robin 6

Goldcrest 6

Linnet 4

Raven 4

Grey heron 4

Gadwall 3

Tree creeper 2

Blackcap 2

Common sandpiper 1

Garden warbler 1

Kingfisher 1

Willow warbler 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Nuthatch 1

10th-17th August

Lapwing c300

Curlew 31

Redstart 6

Raven 4

Buzzard 3

Willow warbler 2

Common whitethroat 2

Hobby 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Peregrine 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Garden warbler 1

Green sandpiper 1

Turnstone 1- 1st sighting of Turnstone at Wood Lane since 2002

2nd-10th August

Greylag geese c200

Lapwing c120

Long-tailed tit c30

Curlew 25

Gadwall 10

Raven 2

Whitethroat 2

Lesser whitethroat 1

Hobby 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Peregrine 1

Common sandpiper 1

Willow warbler 1

27th July- 3rd August

Lapwing c50

Curlew 26

Swift 6

Oystercatcher 4

Grey heron 3

Blackcap 2

Mistle thrush 2

Raven 2

Goldcrest 2

Garden warbler 1

Hobby 1

Redstart 1

Kingfisher 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Cormorant 1

Willow warbler 1

Whitethroat 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Sedge warbler 1

20th-27th July

Greylag geese c60

Long-tailed tit c50

Curlew 27

Tufted duck 14

Swift 6

Swallow 4

Buzzard 3

Reed bunting 3

Sparrowhawk 2

Blackcap 2

Jay 2

Treecreeper 2

Willow warbler 2

Redshank 1

Peregrine 1

Snipe 1

Nuthatch 1

Black tailed godwit 1

12th-20th July

Curlew 10

Treecreeper 8

Reed bunting 3

Sparrowhawk 2

Sedge warbler 2

Whitethroat 2

Blackcap 2

Gadwall 2

Kingfisher 1

Black tailed godwit 1

Redshank 1

Hobby 1

Garden warbler 1

Redstart 1

Bullfinch 1

Little ringed plover 1

Meadow pipit 1

6th-13th July

Lapwing 30

Linnet 6

Greylag geese 5

Raven 5

Curlew 3

Gadwall 2

Blackcap 2

Reed bunting 2

Sedge warbler 2

Bullfinch 2

Whitethroat 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Egyptian goose 1

Nuthatch 1

Redstart 1

Common sandpiper 1

Hobby 1

Red kite 1

Redshank 1

Song thrush 1

Garden warbler 1

Little ringed plover 1

Black tailed godwit 1

Lesser whitethroat 2

28th June- 6th July

Tufted duck c40

Linnet 6

Chiffchaff 6

Swift 4

Whitethroat 4

Treecreeper 3

Gadwall 3

Bullfinch 3

Sedge warbler 2

Willow warbler 2

Garden warbler 2

Kingfisher 1

Egyptian goose 1

Redstart 1

Hobby 1

Jay 1

Grasshopper warbler 1

Little ringed plover 1

22nd-29th June

Tufted duck 30

Starling 7

Linnet 6

Common whitethroat 3

Nuthatch 2

Garden warbler 2

Bullfinch 2

Common sandpiper 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Green sandpiper 1

Hobby 1

Kingfisher 1

Redstart 1

Grasshopper warbler- first at Wood Lane since 2000

10th-20th June

Tufted duck 20

Linnet 6

Goldcrest 6

Swift 5

Stock dove 4

Chiffchaff 4

Common whitethroat 3

Gadwall 3

Buzzard 2

Blackcap 2

Willow warbler 2

Garden warbler 2

Lesser whitethroat 2

Bullfinch 2

Little ringed plover 2 (+3 young)

Hobby 1

Sedge warbler 1

Green sandpiper 1

Egyptian goose (+1 young)

Jay 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Skylark 1

26th May- 1st June

Tufted duck 17

Lapwing 6

Blackcap 6

Gadwall 5

Little ringed plover 3

Common whitethroat 2

Garden warbler 2

Red kite 1

Hobby 1

Redstart 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Common sandpiper 1

Sedge warbler 1

Willow warbler 1

18th-25th May 

Tufted duck 14

Buzzard 4

Bullfinch 2 

Hobby 1

Redshank 1

Common sandpiper 1 

G. spotted woodpecker 1

Egyptian goose 1 

Treecreeper 1

Marsh tit 1 (first for many years) 

11th-18th May

Tufted duck 12

Gadwall 9

Oyster catcher 4

Common whitethroat 3

Lesser whitethroat 2

Garden warbler 2

Song thrush 2

Sedge warbler 2

Mistle thrush 2

Little tinged plover 1

Greater spotted woodpecker 1

Redstart 1

3rd-11th May

Black headed gull c250

Dunlin 7

Black terns 7

Whitethroat 6

Gadwall 4

Little ringed plover 3

Lesser whitethroat 2

Hobby 2

Garden warbler 2

Whimbrel 1

Common sandpiper 1

Redshank 1

Lesser spotted woodpecker 1

Redstart 1 

28th April- 4th May

Tufted duck 20

Gadwall 5

Buzzard 4

Swallow 3 

Willow warbler 2

Nuthatch 1

Treecreeper 1

Peregrine falcon 1

Sedge warbler 1

Reed warbler 1

Common sandpiper 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Redshank 1

Little ringed plover 1

20th-27th April

Oystercatcher 8

Buzzard 4

Whimbrel 3

Little ringed plover 3

Blackcap 3

Reed warbler 3

Willow warbler 2

Dunlin 1

Common sandpiper 1

Lesser whitethroat 1

Peregrine falcon 1

Sedge warbler 1

Garden warbler 1

Treecreeper 1

13th-20th April

Sand martin 30

Oystercatcher 6

Buzzard 5

Little ringed plover 4

Blackcap 2

Common sandpiper 2

Reed bunting 2

Meadow pipit 2

Dunlin 2

Sparrowhawk 1

Med. gull 1

Pochard 1

Reed warbler 1

Little gull 1

Red kite 1

Curlew 1

Cuckoo

6th-14th April

Shelduck 6
Gadwall 4
Shoveller 4
Little ringed plover 3
Meadow pipit 2
Blackcap 2
Willow warbler 1
Little gull 1
Mediterranean gull 1
Black-tailed godwit 1
Pochard 1
Red kite 1
 

30th March- 8th April

Black headed gull c300

Sand martin 10

Snipe 10

Long tailed tit 10

Mistle thrush 4

Gadwall 4

Little ringed plover 3

Shovelers 3

Chiffchaff 3

Teal 3

Black tailed godwit 2

Tree creeper 1

G. white egret 1

Sparrowhawk 1

23rd-30th March

Long-tailed tit 10

Oystercatcher 8

Buzzard 5

Gadwall 4

Little ringed plover 4

Sand martin 3

Swallow 2

Black-tailed godwit 1

Red Kite 1

Green sandpiper 1

Grey wagtail 1

Med. gull 1

Treecreeper 1

16th-23rd March

Grey heron 10
Goldcrest 10
Long tailed tit 10
Oystercatcher 10
Curlew 5
Buzzard 4
Raven 2
Red Kite 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Redshank 1
Green woodpecker 1
Sand martin 1
Grey wagtail 1
Jay 1
Green sandpiper 1
Med. gull 1
Mealy redpoll 1

9th-16th March 

Curlew 8
Shelduck 8 
Snipe 8 
Oystercatcher 6
Gadwall 5
Fieldfare 5
Shoveler 2 
Reed bunting 2
Goosander 2
Red Kite 1
Redshank 1
Song Thrush 1
Nuthatch 1
2nd-9th March
Siskin c20
Oystercatcher 8
Curlew 8
Gadwall 6
Lesser redpoll 6
Meadow pipit 4
White wagtail 2
Redwing 2
Goosander 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Raven 1
Common sandpiper 1
Caspian gull 1
Goldcrest 1
Chiffchaff 1

16th-23rd February

Teal 10
Oystercatcher 6
Gadwall 5
Curlew 3
Tufted duck 2
Sparrowhawk 2
Song thrush 2
Egyptian Geese 2
Reed bunting 2
Mute swans 2
Shoveler 2
Grey wagtail 1
Kingfisher 1
Lesser spotted woodpecker 1
Nuthatch 1
Chiffchaff 1
Peregrine falcon 1