Chard reservoir sign

2005 sightings

December 29th 2005

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 27
  • Teal 28
  • Shoveler 6



December 28th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 57
  • Wigeon 13
  • Shoveler 2
  • Teal 16



December 26th 2005

  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 14



Christmas Day 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Siskin heard



December 24th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Mute Swan 1



December 23rd 2005

  • Little Egret 1



December 22nd 2005

  • Black Headed Gull 570



December 21st 2005

  • Green Sandpiper 1



December 20th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1 imm
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Green Sandpiper 1 heard
  • Chiffchaff 1



December 19th 2005

  • Little Egret 4 in tree near dam
  • Teal 12



December 18th 2005 Sunday

  • Little Egret 1
  • Wigeon 5
  • Teal 7
  • Shoveler 3
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Gadwall 1 pair



December 17th 2005

  • Pochard 1
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Wigeon 4



December 16th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 55
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Teal 8
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 6
  • Common Gull 26



December 15th 2005

  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 14
  • Common Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1



December 14th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1



December 13th 2005

  • Teal 34
  • Shoveler 1
  • Snipe 15
  • Green Sandpiper 1



December 12th 2005

  • Little Egret 5 near Dam
  • Teal 18
  • Common Gull 10



December 9th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Reed Bunting heard



December 8th 2005

  • Teal 6
  • Common Gull 6



December 6th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Water Rail 1 heard
  • Common Gull 4



December 5th 2005

  • Little Egret 1 flew over
  • Tufted Duck 7



December 3rd 2005

  • Wigeon 6
  • Tufted Duck 3



December 2nd 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 41



November 29th 2005

  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Gull 2
    Also a Roe Deer in the woods given away by the steaming from his nostrils in the cold air.



November 28th 2005

  • Teal 9
  • Shoveler 6



November 25th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1 imm
  • Shoveler 3
  • Water Rail 1 flushed by Fox
  • Snipe 6
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Tawny Owl 2



November 21st 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 4
  • Shoveler 11
  • Wigeon 2



November 18th 2005

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 15
  • Shoveler 5
  • Wigeon 5



November 17th 2005

  • Shoveler 5
  • Kingfisher 1



November 16th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Wigeon 3
  • Shoveler 1



November 15th 2005

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Snipe 3



November 14th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Wigeon 6
  • Shoveler 1
  • Goldeneye 1
  • Herring Gull 298
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 4
  • Common Gull 1

Plus an unidentified duck which was associating first with the Wigeon and then later loosely with the Tufted Duck. When it was with the Wigeon it was clearly smaller, darker, less rufous and with a clear white undertail like Ferruginous Duck? I saw it at lunchtime and Dave Helliar saw it later, but neither of us could identify it. Dave described it as Teal sized. It had its head and bill tucked in while I watched it, but the head appeared to be lighter than the body to me.


November 11th 2005

  • Wigeon 6



November 9th 2005

  • Water Rail 1
  • Herring Gull 46
  • Chiffchaff 1



November 7th 2005

  • Snipe 1
  • Starlings 25 to roost in south reeds



November 2nd 2005

  • Cormorant 12
  • Shoveler 12
  • Canada Goose 33



November 1st 2005

  • Mute Swan 1 imm
  • Shoveler 13
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Moorhen 22+
  • Coot 7



October 31st 2005

  • Shoveler 11
  • Common Gull 1



October 30th 2005 Sunday

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Mute Swan 1 adult
  • Shoveler 7
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Green Sandpiper 1



October 27th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Shoveler 6
  • Teal 8
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 3
  • Long Tailed Tit 17
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2



October 26th 2005

  • Shoveler 6
  • Teal 7
  • Green Sandpiper 1



October 25th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Shoveler 9
  • Green Sandpiper 1



October 24th 2005

  • Shoveler 6
  • Teal 7
  • Reed Bunting 2



October 21st 2005

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Shoveler 5
  • Teal 6
  • Wigeon 7
  • Tufted Duck 4



October 20th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Shoveler 6
  • Teal 4
  • Wigeon 3
  • Snipe 2
  • Common Gull 1



October 19th 2005

  • Shoveler 3
  • Teal 5
  • Green Sandpiper 2



October 18th 2005

  • Water Rail 1



October 17th 2005

  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Snipe 3
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Water Rail 1



October 16th 2005

  • Shoveler 4
  • Snipe 2
  • Water Rail 1



October 13th 2005

The Res is very full after heavy recent rain. The flora is turning autumnal, but the fauna is behaving like spring is in the air, with Moorhens displaying, Mallards mating and a Fox sunning itself on the bank.
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 7
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Jay 3

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October 11th 2005

  • Green Sandpiper 3



October 10th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Teal 5
  • Canada Goose 28
  • Barnacle Goose 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Jay 3



October 8th 2005 Saturday

  • Little Egret 1
  • Shoveler 2
  • Teal 10
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 2



October 7th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Shoveler 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lapwing 1
  • House Martin 6
  • Jay 3



October 6th 2005

  • Shoveler 2
  • Teal 5
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1



October 5th 2005

  • Shoveler 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1



October 4th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Chiffchaff 1



October 3rd 2005

  • Shoveler 1
  • Grey Wagtail 3



September 30th 2005

  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1



September 29th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Wagtail 3



September 28th 2005

  • Canada Goose 36
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 27th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Teal 4
  • House Martin 80+



September 26th 2005

  • Wigeon 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 25th 2005

  • Ruddy Duck 1 imm
  • Teal 6
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1



September 24th 2005

  • Ruddy Duck 1 imm
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 23rd 2005

  • Spotted Redshank 1
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1

The first Spotted Redshank record for the reservoir seen by Dave Helliar.


September 22nd 2005

  • Teal 4
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 21st 2005

  • Shoveler 1 pair



September 20th 2005

  • Teal 7
  • Snipe 1



September 19th 2005

  • Teal 7
  • Shoveler 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 2



September 18th 2005

  • Green Sandpiper 1



September 17th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Common Sandpiper 2



September 16th 2005

  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Mallard 155



September 15th 2005

  • Teal 9
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 14th 2005

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 9
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Grey Wagtail 3



September 13th 2005

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 6
  • Common Tern 1

Common Tern


September 12th 2005

  • Shoveler 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 1

Terns usually move on very quickly, but this one has taken a liking to the Res.


September 11th 2005 Sunday

  • Shoveler 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 1



September 10th 2005 Saturday

  • Teal 2
  • Shoveler 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Common Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 2



September 9th 2005

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 2
  • Common Tern 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Common Tern


September 8th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


The haymaking is just about complete now.


September 7th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 2



September 5th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Common Tern 2
  • Little Tern 3
  • Kingfisher 2

A great day for Terns with not only 2 species, but 3 Little Terns which is an unusual species inland and rare (2nd record) at Chard.

Several Roe Deer also seen today at the water's edge


September 4th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 2



September 3rd 2005

  • Teal 3
  • Wigeon 1



September 2nd 2005

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Common Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1



September 1st 2005

  • Teal 4



August 31st 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Kingfisher 2



August 30th 2005

  • Little Grebe 1 juv
  • Teal 1



August 27th 2005

  • Canada Goose 14
  • Kingfisher 2



August 26th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Ringed Plover 1



August 25th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Greenshank 1
  • Ringed Plover 1
  • Kingfisher 2



August 24th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Greenshank 1
  • Turnstone 2
  • Ringed Plover 1
  • Kingfisher 2

Heavy rain today appears to have grounded these waders, some of which are uncommon visitors inland and rare at Chard..

There have only been 2 previous occasions when Ringed Plover has been seen at the res, the last was in 1978.

Only one Turnstone has been seen before at Chard, in April 1977


August 23rd 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 7

This is the best count of Grey Herons this year when often the Little Egrets have outnumbered them.


August 22nd 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1



August 21st 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 1



August 20th 2005 Saturday

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Common Sandpiper 1



August 19th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1

A solitary Egret comes close to the hide in a blustery wind.

 

August 18th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Greenshank 1
  • Kingfisher 2

August 16th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Herring Gull 225
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 6
  • Common Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2

Also 2 Roe Deer feeding at the water's edge


August 15th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Tern 1
  • Spotted Flycatcher family party



August 14th 2005 Sunday

  • Little Egret 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1

4 foxes reported today


August 13th 2005 Saturday

  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Black Backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 2



August 12th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 1



August 11th 2005

  • Little Egret 3



August 10th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Kingfisher 2



August 9th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Greenshank 1



August 8th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Sparrowhawk 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1



August 6th 2005 Saturday

  • Little Egret 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 2



August 5th 2005

  • Little Egret 2



August 4th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 1



August 2nd 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 133



August 1st 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Buzzard 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1

3 Roe Deer seen


July 31st 2005 Sunday

  • Little Ringed Plover 1 juvenile



July 30th 2005 Saturday

  • Little Egret 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1



July 29th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Kingfisher 2

Also 2 Roe Deer seen today


July 28th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Dunlin 1
  • Kingfisher 1



July 27th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Dunlin 2 in summer plumage



July 26th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 1



July 25th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1



July 24th 2005

  • Little Egret 1



July 22nd 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard



July 21st 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2



July 19th 2005

  • Tufted Duck 11



July 18th 2005

  • Grey Heron 5
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 18
  • Moorhen 10 juveniles
  • Green Sandpiper 2



July 12th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Black Headed Gull 60
  • Chiffchaff 6
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Bullfinch 2



July 8th 2005

  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Moorhen 5 juvs
  • Black Headed Gull 22



July 7th 2005

  • Grey Heron 5
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 6
  • Black Headed Gull 9
  • Kingfisher 1



July 6th 2005

  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Moorhen 3 juvs
  • Herring Gull c.90
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 2



July 5th 2005

  • Grey Heron 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Black Headed Gull 7



July 4th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Peregrine 1



Both Dave Helliar and myself were away out of the country in the latter half of June, so apologies for the lack of updates. This is anyway a quiet time, so we probably did not miss that much.


June 7th 2005

  • Herring Gull 70 immatures 10 adults
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 5
  • Grey Wagtail 1


May 31st 2005

  • Reed Warbler 3



May 18th 2005

  • Hirundines 200-300 mainly House Martin
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing



May 13th 2005

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Swallow 50
  • House Martin 10
  • Sand Martin 10



May 12th 2005

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Common Sandpiper 1



May 8th 2005

  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Common Sandpiper 1



May 3rd 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Swift 11



April 28th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Hobby 1 chasing Martins
  • Swift 1



April 27th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1



April 25th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Shoveler 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • House Martin 18



April 24th 2005

  • Cuckoo 1



April 22nd 2005

  • Swallows, Sand and House Martins - Hundreds in the rain



April 19th 2005

  • Common Sandpiper 18 in Jim's Field
  • Bullfinch 2 pairs



April 18th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Coot 5
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing



April 16th 2005

  • Shelduck 1
  • Shoveler 1 pair



April 14th 2005

  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Swallow 10
  • Sand Martin 20



April 13th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Shoveler 1 pair



April 12th 2005

  • Shoveler 1 pair



April 9th 2005

  • Shoveler 1
  • Buzzard 10 soaring together



April 8th 2005

  • Shoveler 3
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Greenshank 1
  • House Martin 2
  • Swallow 6
  • Sand Martin 100+



April 7th 2005

  • House Martin 1
  • Swallow 3
  • Sand Martin 50



April 6th 2005

  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 7
  • Willow Warbler 3 singing
  • Chiffchaff 8
  • Blackcap 4



April 5th 2005

  • Shoveler 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1 pair



April 4th 2005

  • Little Egret 1



April 3rd 2005

  • Little Egret 4
  • Sand Martin/Swallow c.80
  • Blackcap 1



April 2nd 2005

  • Raven 1
  • Willow Warbler 2



March 31st 2005

  • Shoveler 14
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Swallow 6
  • Sand Martin 50



March 29th 2005

  • Swallow 1
  • Sand Martin 10



March 27th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Shoveler 18
  • Sand Martin 11



March 25th 2005

  • Shoveler 14



March 24th 2005

  • Teal 4
  • Shoveler 12
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Sand Martin 7
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing



March 23rd 2005

  • Shoveler 12
  • Snipe 1
  • Sand Martin 12
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing



March 22nd 2005

  • Little Egret 4 over
  • Shoveler 10
  • Sand Martin 8



March 21st 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Shelduck 1
  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 10
  • Snipe 7



March 18th 2005

  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 9
  • Stock Dove 3
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing



March 17th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Snipe 20



March 16th 2005

  • Shoveler 11
  • Teal 7
  • Snipe 7
  • Sand Martin 6



March 15th 2005

  • Teal 9
  • Shoveler 6
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 10
  • Grey Wagtail 1 pair



March 14th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Wigeon 1 pair
  • Shoveler 8
  • Teal 9
  • Snipe 7
  • Kingfisher 1



March 10th 2005

  • Shoveler 11
  • Teal 10
  • Moorhen 16
  • Kingfisher 1



March 8th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Little Egret 1
  • Shelduck 2
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Shoveler 9
  • Teal 12



March 6th 2005

  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Redwing c.50
  • Bullfinch 6



March 4th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Little Egret 2
  • Wigeon 5
  • Shoveler 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Common Gull 44



March 1st 2005

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 9
  • Shoveler 6



February 28th 2005

  • Little Egret 4
  • Shoveler 5
  • Teal 7

 


February 26th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Shoveler 4
  • Common Gull 11

 


February 25th 2005

  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 5
  • Shoveler 4
  • Preregrine 1

 


February 22nd 2005

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Shoveler 5
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Marsh Tit 3

 


February 18th 2005

  • Shoveler 4
  • Teal 8
  • Common Gull 30

 


February 17th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 55
  • Shoveler 7
  • Teal 6
  • Kingfisher 1

 


February 16th 2005

  • Shoveler 5
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Herring Gull 78
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 3



February 15th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Shoveler 5
  • Mediterranean Gull 3
  • Common Gull 23
  • Herring Gull 48
  • Black Headed Gull c800

Med Gulls in 2nd Winter, Adult Winter and Adult partial Summer plumages


February 14th 2005

  • Teal 5
  • Shoveler 6
  • Common Gull 8
  • Kingfisher 1

 


February 12th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 54
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Sparrowhawk 1 pair
  • Snipe 15
  • Common Gull 16
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 23

 


February 11th 2005

  • Little Egret 15 at nearby Eleighwater
  • Shoveler 3
  • Snipe 15
  • Kingfisher 1


February 10th 2005

  • Cormorant 17
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 15
  • Shoveler 3

 


February 9th 2005

  • Little Egret 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults
  • Teal 15
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Buzzard 4

 


February 8th 2005

  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 15
  • Shoveler 5
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Mediterranenan Gull 1 ad


February 7th 2005

  • Teal 22
  • Common Gull 2
  • Black Headed Gull 730
  • Mediterranenan Gull 1 ad


February 6th 2005

  • Mallard 250
  • Teal 15
  • Wigeon 1
  • Shoveler 2
  • Snipe 15

 


February 5th 2005

  • Wigeon 1
  • Shoveler 2
  • Snipe 7
  • Kingfisher 1

 


February 4th 2005

  • Teal 18
  • Shoveler 2
  • Snipe 15

 


February 2nd 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 57
  • Teal 23
  • Shoveler 2
  • Wigeon 1
  • Canada Goose 19

 


February 1st 2005

  • Teal 20
  • Shoveler 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Woodcock 1 in flight
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 31st 2005

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 44
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Wigeon 1

 


January 30th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 60
  • Cormorant 15
  • Wigeon 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 23
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Canada Goose 16
  • Common Gull 6
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
  • Black Headed Gull 362
  • Herring Gull 28
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 1


January 28th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 49
  • Teal 49
  • Pintail 1
  • Shoveler 5
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Bullfinch 3

 


January 27th 2005

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 63
  • Shoveler 5
  • Moorhen 12
  • Common Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


January 22nd 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 53
  • Little Egret 2
  • Wigeon 1
  • Mallard 200
  • Teal 59
  • Shoveler 7
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Snipe 2

 


January 20th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 57
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 45
  • Shoveler 4

 


January 17th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1 adult
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 56
  • Shoveler 3
  • Herring Gull 26

 


January 15th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 58
  • Canada Goose 10
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 51
  • Shoveler 7
  • Buzzard 2

Great Crested Grebe highest count since 63 in 1979


January 14th 2005

  • Cormorant 15
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 51
  • Shoveler 9
  • Jay 2

 


January 13th 2005

  • Mute Swan 1 adult
  • Wigeon 2
  • Teal 56
  • Shoveler 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Dave Helliar also reports several hundred Redwing in oaks nearby....all singing!


January 12th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 53
  • Teal 43
  • Shoveler 10

 


January 10th 2005

  • Teal 26
  • Shoveler 9
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Water Rail 1

 


January 8th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 55
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 30
  • Shoveler 13

An excellent count of Grebes.


January 7th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 53
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 12 flew over
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Teal 15
  • Shoveler 14
  • Black Headed Gull c.300
  • Common Gull 2

 


January 5th 2005

  • Great Crested Grebe 52
  • Little Egret 2
  • Shoveler 12
  • Teal 22
  • Tufted Duck 3

 


January 4th 2005

  • Little Egret 3
  • Canada Goose 10
  • Teal 13
  • Shoveler 7

 


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