Chard reservoir sign

2011 sightings

2011 - A fairly slow start to the year, but Goosanders were the stars of January and February right through to the begining of March. Common elsewhere, 3 Gadwall were nice to see in February. Siskin numbers were good in early March with 20+ birds. A singing Mistle Thrush was heard on March 9th and the same day recorded the earliest ever Sand Martin for Chard. By the end of March a couple of Swallows had been seen and both Chiffchaff and Blackcap had been heard singing, On May 31st there was the first Chard record of Egyptian Goose. Another first believe it or not was Linnet on August 5th. Presumably no one bothered to record Linnet in the past? The same day also saw the second record of Crossbill. 5 pairs of Great Crested Grebes are believed to have bred this year and 4 nestboxes were used by Nuthatches. It was a good year for Terns with up to 10 Common Terns together in August, Black Terns were seen on 5 dates and 2 Common Terns and a Sandwich Tern gave a show on September 2nd/3rd. If rarities are more your thing, October brought several Mediterranean Gulls and a Spoonbill. Then December provided 2 very nice male Ring-necked Ducks and another Mediterranean Gull. And finally a Yellow-Legged Gull on the last day of the year.

1st ever records of Egyptian Goose, Linnet and Yellow-legged Gull
2nd ever records of Crossbill, Spoonbill and Ring-necked Duck

2011 Nest Boxes


December 31st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 45
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 6
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 2
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Common Gull 26
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Herring Gull 60+
  • Yellow-legged Gull 1 (RH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1





Roger Harris: 2nd Winter Yellow-legged Gull

The first identified Yellow-legged Gull at Chard


December 30th 2011

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 29
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 6
  • Mandarin 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Ring-necked Duck 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Herring Gull 40+
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 2




Roger Harris: Ring-necked Duck


December 29th 2011

  • Cormorant 39
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Pheasant 1





December 28th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4 (9 seen just north of Res)
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming





December 27th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 39
  • Cormorant 38
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Mandarin 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Pheasant 3
  • Black-headed Gull 135
  • Herring Gull 120+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming north end





December 26th 2011

  • Cormorant 55
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Mandarin 3
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming





December 25th 2011

  • Cormorant 54
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 45
  • Teal 3
  • Wigeon 2 pairs
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Mandarin 3
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull c.360
  • Herring Gull 150+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 12
  • Siskin 6 over







December 24th 2011

  • Cormorant 62 (SH yet another record count)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 7
  • Gadwall 2
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Black-headed Gull 160+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 8
  • Jay 2







December 23rd 2011

  • Cormorant 52
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Mandarin 3
  • Snipe 1
  • Herring Gull 114
  • Common Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming south end
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 10
  • Jay 2
  • Magpie 14
  • Bullfinch 2



Very heavy rain and high winds at lunchtime.



December 22nd 2011

  • Little Egret 7
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Common Gull 1
  • Chiffchaff 1





December 21st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 43
  • Cormorant 46
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 2
  • Black-headed Gull 160+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 6+
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 3





December 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 42
  • Cormorant 45
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 2
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Coot 18
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1





December 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 54
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 1
  • Common Gull 1
  • Blue Tits more than usual
  • Nuthatch 4+ much calling
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Goldfinch 5+





December 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 31
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Wigeon 1
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Robin 6+
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 4+
  • Jay 2
  • Bullfinch 1





December 17th 2011

  • Little Egret 2
  • Tufted Duck 7+
  • Teal 9
  • Mandarin 1
  • Goldcrest 4
  • Chiffchaff 1





December 16th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 45
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 69
  • Goldcrest 4+
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Magpie 21 in sw corner





December 15th 2011

  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 3
  • Ring-necked Duck 2
  • Pheasant 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 1




Ring-necked Ducks still present


December 14th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 42
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 25
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 1
  • Wigeon 3
  • Ring-necked Duck 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Tawny Owl 1 pair
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 3+
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 6
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Bullfinch 1


Photos: Kevin Harris and Roger Harris
No this isn't Slimbridge. There is only one previous Chard record of Ring-necked Duck 11 years ago


December 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 44
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Mallard 165+
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Redwing 3
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Marsh Tit 1



December 12th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 40
  • Cormorant 55
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 2
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Pheasant 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1



December 11th 2011

  • Cormorant 56 (RH another record)
  • Wigeon 1
  • Herring Gull 25+
  • Black-headed Gull 25+
  • Goldcrest 1



December 10th 2011

  • Cormorant 55 (SH another record)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Black-headed Gull 100+



December 9th 2011

  • Cormorant 51
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 16
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Pheasant 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Goldcrest 2+
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 4+



December 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 51 (SH record count)
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Wigeon 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Long-tailed Tit several
  • Treecreeper 1


Wigeon today close to the hide.

The Chiffchaff and Treecreeper were in a loose tit flock around the hide that included the Long-Tailed Tits.
51 is a new record count of Cormorants from Sue Heselton


December 6th 2011

  • Cormorant 34
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Wigeon 1
  • Coot 11
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Herring Gull 48
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Bullfinch 1 pair

 


December 5th 2011

  • Cormorant 47+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1 nearby
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Wigeon 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Pheasant 5
  • Black-headed Gull 93
  • Herring Gull c.50
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Common Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Wren 1 singing
  • Redwing several
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Chiffchaff 1


Roger Harris: The additional Swan arrives and is not given a friendly reception by the 3 residents.


December 4th 2011

  • Cormorant 39
  • Little Egret 2 nearby
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Mallard 113+
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Coot 11
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1

 


December 3rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Kingfisher 1

 


December 2nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 33
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3 nearby
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 12
  • Mandarin 4
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Wigeon 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Wren 1 singiing
  • Long-tailed Tit 2

 


November 30th 2011

  • Cormorant 30
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mandarin 4
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Peregrine 1 adult
  • Marsh Tit 1


November 29th 2011

  • Cormorant 37
  • Little Egret 8
  • Tufted Duck 17+
  • Teal 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Mandarin 4 (3)
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 8

 


November 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 33
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Wigeon 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2


November 27th 2011

  • Teal 1
  • Mandarin 4 (3)
  • Song Thrush 1 singing
  • Treecreeper 2 singing
  • Goldcrest 3 singing

 


November 26th 2011

  • Cormorant 26
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 1
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Marsh Tit 3
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Bullfinch 1

 


November 25th 2011

  • Cormorant 29
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 4
  • Black-headed Gull 300+
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Jay 2
  • Bullfinch 1

The Long-tailed Tits did appear to be a pair and not part of a flock which I think is unusual at this time of year. There were other species of tits around though as well as Goldcrests, so they were likely associating with these. The wind picked up today but it was south westerly and quite mild.


November 24th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 32
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 2
  • Black-headed Gull 180+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 75
  • Kingfisher 1

 


November 23rd 2011

  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 5
  • Tufted Duck 10+
  • Teal 1
  • Black-headed Gull 60
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jay 2

 


November 22nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 28
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Pheasant 1
  • Coot 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 64
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming
  • Pied Wagtail 1

 


November 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 18
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 2
  • Pheasant 5

 


November 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 66
  • Black-headed Gull 250+

 


November 17th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 50
  • Cormorant 25
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Teal 1
  • Pheasant 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull c.80
  • Black-headed Gull 110+
  • Kingfisher 2

 


November 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3 + 2 flying over
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Pheasant 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 60+
  • Black-headed Gull 43

 


November 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 45
  • Cormorant 32
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Pheasant 8
  • Lapwing 6+ flying high over
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 150+

 


November 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Pheasant 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 80
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Marsh Tit 1


Henry Miller: Kingfisher


November 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 46
  • Cormorant 21
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Pheasant 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1 (heard)
  • Black-headed Gull 160+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Tawny Owl 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1

 


November 12th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 41
  • Cormorant 24
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Mandarin 4
  • Pheasant 2
  • Black-headed Gull 121
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1

 


November 11th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 40
  • Cormorant 25
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Wigeon 3
  • Mandarin 4
  • Pheasant 3
  • Black-headed Gull 139
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Bullfinch 2

 


November 10th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Black-headed Gull 122
  • Redwing 4+

 


November 9th 2011

  • Cormorant 22
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Pheasant 1
  • Kingfisher 1

Heavy rain made for bad visibility today.


November 8th 2011

  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Pheasant 2 fighting
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Carrion Crow 18


Pheasant antics

Also 3 Roe Deer


November 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Blackbirds
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 7
  • Nuthatch 3

The Sparrowhawk was chasing one of the numerous Blackbirds through the trees in the woods.


November 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 40
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Magpie 3

 


November 5th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 39
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Pheasant 1
  • Snipe 5
  • Black-headed Gull 150
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tit 6
  • Marsh Tit 3
  • Jay 1
  • Magpie 3
  • Carrion Crow 17 together



November 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Mallard c.90
  • Water Rail 1 south reedbed
  • Snipe 5
  • Black-headed Gull 53
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tit 3
  • Treecreeper 1


I thought the bill pattern was unusual on this sub-adult Lesser Black-backed Gull

Also a Dormouse reported in the woods.


November 3rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 13
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Redwing 2+
  • Long-tailed Tit 12+
  • Marsh Tit 1

 


November 2nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Herring Gull 100+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


November 1st 2011

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 96
  • Herring Gull 138
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


October 30th 2011

  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 16
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Meadow Pipit 1 over the hide
  • Goldcrest 1

 


October 29th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2

 


October 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 15
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 25
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 5
  • Buzzard 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


October 27th 2011

  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 42
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 5
  • Great Tit 25+
  • Marsh Tit 3
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 8+
  • Magpie 5
  • Bullfinch 2

 


October 26th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 115
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Grey Wagtail 2

Also a fox


October 25th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Mandarin Duck 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Marsh Tit 1



Alick Simmons: Blackbird

Also 3 Roe Deer


October 24th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Herring Gull 1 albino
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Pied Wagtail 2


Albino Gull
Albino Herring Gull


October 23rd 2011

  • Canada Goose 78
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 131
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Marsh Tit 1



October 22nd 2011

  • Cormorant 15
  • Canada Goose 76
  • Teal 7
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 300
  • Herring Gull 98
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 1



October 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 51
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 225
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 2+
  • Marsh Tit 1



October 20th 2011

  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 140
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Young Cormorant
Young Cormorant


October 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Common Gull 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Magpie 3



October 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 72
  • Black-headed Gull 108
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Magpie 5



October 17th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Common Gull 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 3
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Coal Tit 2



October 16th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 34
  • Cormorant 12
  • Mediterranean Gull 2 (1st winter)
  • Black-headed Gull c.200
  • Herring Gull 70+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 8+
  • Nuthatch 3


Roger Harris: Med Gull and Black-headed Gull


October 15th 2011

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Peregrine 1 juv
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 36
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • White Wagtail 2
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Siskin 2
  • Bullfinch heard


Roger Harris: Peregrine


October 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2juv.
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Buzzard 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull c.150
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


October 13th 2011

  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2

 


October 12th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2juv.
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 14
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Treecreepers several
  • Goldcrest several

Cormorant in brief sunshine at lunchtime


October 11th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2juv.
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mallard 74
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 96
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1

 


October 10th 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Teal 21
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 ad. 1 imm
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 possible
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 4
  • Magpie 10
  • Siskin 2


Roger Harris: 1st winter Med Gull

A sparrow sized black and white bird was reported in an Oak near the south entrance to the wood as a possible Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.


October 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 34
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Buzzard 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1 (chasing Kingfisher)
  • Pheasant 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 143
  • Stock Dove 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Skylark 1 flying over hide
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Jay 1

 


October 8th 2011

  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Spoonbill 1 juv.
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 juv.
  • Teal 22
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 ad.
  • Black-headed Gull 40+
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 imm
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3


Roger Harris: Spoonbill
The only other record of Spoonbill was of 2 flying over in 1977


October 7th 2011

  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 juv.
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 ad. 1 imm
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1


Mediterranean Gulls - Adult on left and immature in front of Black-headed Gulls.

Checking the Black-headed Gulls today was rewarded with not only the adult Mediterranean Gull that I first spotted, but also an immature bird that Roger Harris found while looking for the adult after it flew.


October 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 44
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Magpie 7

 


October 5th 2011

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Teal 24
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 12
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1


A Coot is rescued today after getting tangled in fishing line.


October 4th 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Snipe 7
  • Black-headed Gull 44
  • Black Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Magpie 12

 


October 3rd 2011

  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Magpie 7




October 1st 2011

  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 118




September 30th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 38
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1




September 29th 2011

  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Magpie 11




September 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2




September 26th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 2
  • Pheasant 1
  • Dunlin 1
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 82
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Jay 1
  • Magpie 12 (harrassing the Sparrowhawk)
  • Marsh Tit 1


Kevin Harris: Grey Herons

Brian Rendell: Dunlin


September 25th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 26 ad + 1 juv
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Dunlin 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 59
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Magpie 5

 


September 24th 2011

  • Grey Wagtail 1


Brian Rendell: Grey Wagtail


September 23rd 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 40+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Chiffchaff singing


September 22nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 30 ad 3 juv.
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 15
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


September 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Buzzard 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 1
  • House Martin 40+


Green Sandpiper


September 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 26 ad 3 juv
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 33
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow 100+

Also 3 Roe Deer


September 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 9
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 28
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Long-tailed Tit party calling

Also several Roe Deer


September 18th 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Shelduck 1 imm.
  • Greenshank 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 23
  • Black Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1+
  • Sand Martin 4+
  • Swallow+House Martin 80+


Dave Helliar: 2 Greenshank today



September 17th 2011

  • Greenshank 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2 juvs
  • Kingfisher 1


Dave Helliar: Common Sandpiper



September 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 9
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Teal 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black Tern 1
  • Chiffchaff 3 singing




Ian Seward: Black Tern


September 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 10
  • Mute Swan 12 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Green Sandpiper 1




September 14th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32 ad 3 juv
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Tufted Duck 4+
  • Teal 1
  • Coot 14
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • House Martin 20
  • Swallow 10
  • Magpie 6



I see the young Mute Swan is now sporting a ring, presumably applied by the people from Abbotsbury Swannery.


September 12th 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2



September 11th 2011

  • Little Egret 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1



September 10th 2011

  • Teal 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1



September 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher heard
  • Swallow 12
  • House Martin a few
  • Chiffchaff 1



September 8th 2011

  • Teal 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 15+
  • Herring Gull 12
  • Sand Martin 7+
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Bullfinch



September 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 70
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 3
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Chiffchaff 10+ in car park
  • Jay 1



September 6th 2011

  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 15
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Chiffchaff 4 in south reed bed
  • Hirundines c.150 inc 25+ Sand Martin


A Sparrowhawk flies through the willow trees today


September 5th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 60+
  • Kingfisher 1


September 4th 2011

  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 60+
  • Herring Gull 15
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Chiffchaff (numbers moving through)
  • Marsh Tit 2

Also Roe Deer


September 3rd 2011

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 2
  • Sandwich Tern 1

 


September 2nd 2011

  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Tern 2
  • Sandwich Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Hirundines 300+


Common Tern and Chard's 6th record of Sandwich Tern seen here diving in the evening light.

The Common Terns were present at lunchtime through to the evening.
The Sandwich Tern appeared in the evening and a ring was noted on its right leg.
A good number of Swallows and House Martins with 2 Sand Martins seen in the evening.
Emperor Dragonflies also seen today.


September 1st 2011



Richard Bland



August 31st 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Ringed Plover 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 50

 


August 30th 2011

  • Cormorant
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Tufted Duck 9+
  • Shoveler 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Swallow 3
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Marsh Tit 1

Green Sandpiper
Shoveler and Green Sandpiper today
Also Roe Deer 1


August 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 juvenile
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 83
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Marsh Tit 1

 


August 27th 2011

  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Water Rail 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling
  • House Martin large flock
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Treecreeper singing
  • Coal Tit singing
  • Marsh Tit singing


Roger Harris: Green Sandpiper

Also 2 Roe Deer and 5 Foxes


August 26th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1

Also 2 Roe Deer


Black Tern


August 25th 2011

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
  • Black Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Swallow 2
  • Reed Warbler 1


Black Tern

Also 3 foxes playing in SW corner


August 24th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 5 chicks
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 60+
  • Herring Gull 25
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Raven 1 over low calling

 


August 23rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 33 ad. 5 chicks, 4 imm
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 47
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 13
  • Common Tern 4
  • Kingfisher 2

 


August 22nd 2011

  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 26
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Grey Wagtail 5 (family party)
  • Reed Warbler 1

 


August 21st 2011

  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Greenshank 1 (briefly)
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 2

 


August 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 5 chicks plus several imm.
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 1
  • Black-headed Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1

 


August 19th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 31 ad. 5 chicks plus 3 imm.
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 69
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 22
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32 ad. 5 chicks plus several imm.
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 7
  • Swift 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 35+

 


August 17th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 21 ad. 5 chicks plus several imm.
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 15
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 1

 


August 16th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 40 ad., 5 chicks, 4 imm.
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 46
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 5 new chicks
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 1
  • Black-headed Gull 55+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 34
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 10
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 8
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Willow Warbler 4
  • Chiffchaff 3
  • Reed Warbler 2


Roger Harris: Common Tern

One of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls was a darker shade on the back.

10 is the largest number of Common Terns seen since 1992


August 14th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 23 ad. 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Shoveler 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Herring Gull 105
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 1

 


August 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 25 ad. 4 juv
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 23
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Swallow 12+

 


August 12th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 26 ad. 1+ juv
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 18
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 19
  • Common Tern 7
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 11th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 81
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1



August 10th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35 ad. 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 36
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 28
  • Swift 2
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Sand Martin 60+
  • Swallow 10+
  • Magpie 5



August 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 33 ad. 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Sparrowhawk 2
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Herring Gull 48
  • Swift 6
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 8th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 31 ad. 2+ juv
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 36
  • Swift 7
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 7th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 34 ad. 4 juv
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 43
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 28
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Bullfinch 1


Also 1 Roe Deer


August 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 27 ad. 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 1
  • Mallard 50
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 35
  • Common Tern 4
  • Treecreeper 1



August 5th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 25 ad.+2 chicks
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Shelduck 1 imm.
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 30
  • Black-headed Gull 15
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Linnet 1
  • Crossbill 1(RH)

One Crossbill calling and viewable briefly from the hide at 06:30 this morning in the Scots pines near the entrance to the hide (viewable from the hide).
Thanks to Roger Harris for this news of the second record of Crossbill for the reservoir.

The Linnet record comes from Andy Grinter. It was also seen in the morning, this one flying over the car park. If confirmed as within the recording area, this is the first official record of Linnet for the Res.


August 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 28 ad. 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Shelduck 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 18
  • Common Tern 3



August 3rd 2011

  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Shelduck 1 juv.
  • Shoveler 2
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Commmon Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 104
  • Common Tern 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • House Martin 2
  • Swallow 1

female Shoveler
Shoveler

Also 2 foxes and 2 Roe Deer


August 2nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 4 juv
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Shelduck 1 juv.
  • Shoveler 3
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Sparrowhawk 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 5
  • Black-headed Gull 29
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 122
  • Kingfisher 1+
  • Swallow 6
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Reed Warbler 3
  • Song Thrush carrying food
  • Marsh Tit 1


Roger Harris: Kingfisher


July 31st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 34 adults 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Shelduck 1 juv.
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Shoveler 4
  • Buzzard 2
  • Black-headed Gull 46
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 75
  • Common Tern 4
  • Kingfisher 1



Roger Harris: Juvenile Shelduck


July 30th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 20+
  • Shoveler 4
  • Oystercatcher 1
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 72
  • Kingfisher 1



July 29th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 35 adults 2+ juv
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 56
  • Common Tern 5
  • Coal Tit 2


Common Tern
Roger Harris: Common Tern


July 28th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 37 adults
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Shoveler 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Herring Gull 65
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 35+


Roger Harris: Common Sandpiper


July 27th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 4 chicks
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Shoveler 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Herring Gull 70
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Grey Wagtail 3
  • Treecreeper 1

 


July 26th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Sparrowhawk 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 23
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 70
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Reed Warbler 2

 


July 25th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 3+ chicks
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 93
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swift 4
  • Swallow 1

Also several Small Copper butterflies in the meadows


July 24th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 43
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Redshank 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 30
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 10
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Reed Warbler 3
  • Treecreeper 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 6



Dave Helliar: Redshank


July 23rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 3+ chicks
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 39
  • Kingfisher 2


Also a large Terrapin reported at the north end.


July 22nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 chick South end + 1 Jim's field + 2 North end
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 17

Teal
One of 3 Teal today.
4 Great Crested Grebe chicks (3 pairs) reported so far with another pair still believed to be nesting.


July 21st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 28 adults + 1 chick south end
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Nuthatch 2






July 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 22 adults + 1 chick south end
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 1 cygnet
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end
  • Bullfinch heard






July 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 32 + 3 chicks
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + only 1 cygnet
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 20
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Jay 1
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end






July 16th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18 plus 1 chick south end
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 cygnets (later only 1)
  • Mallard 10 growing ducklings
  • Coot chicks 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4






July 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 22 plus 1 chick south end
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4






July 14th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2 chicks north end
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad. + 2 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 36
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swallow 7
  • Swift 3
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Magpie 3






July 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 chick south end
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad.+ only 2 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Magpie 4






July 12th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad.+ 3 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Black-headed Gull 33
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Common Tern 1
  • Reed Warbler 1+
  • Chiffchaff heard



young Reed Warbler
Photo: Roger Harris
This is a young Reed Warbler giving evidence of breeding.


July 11th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 chick SW corner and 2 chicks north end
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad.+ 3 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 27
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 5






July 10th 2011

  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 ad.+ 3 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 34
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7






July 8th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 chick SW corner
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ only 3 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 26
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4






July 7th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 chick SW corner
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 27
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jay 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing






July 6th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Black-headed Gull 14






July 5th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2 chicks north end, 1+ chicks south end
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 27






July 4th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 2ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 34
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Chiffchaff heard






July 3rd 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Herring Gull 30
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Swift 1
  • Reed Warbler 3+



Tree Bumblebee
Photo: Roger Harris

Also Tree Bumblebee seen by Roger Harris (1st record?)

June 30th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1



Also:
Marbled White 12+
Meadow Brown 6



June 29th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Coot 2 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing







June 27th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe pair with 2 chicks at north end
  • Cormorant 3
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings 10
  • Common Sandpiper 2 at north end
  • Coot 2 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Reed Warbler singing
  • Jay 1



Marbled Whites 5+


Nearby: Hobby seen chasing Sand Martins from a Chaffcombe garden near Chard today (Jack Spurway)

June 24th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Chiffchaff

June 23rd 2011

  • Grey heron 3
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 5
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Reed Warbler 3+
  • Bullfinch family party



Photo: Roger Harris

 
Also on 23rd:
Marbled Whites 3
Skipper 1
Demoiselle 2
Hornet 1

June 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Coot 4 chicks
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3



Coot Chick
Coot chick: Roger Harris


June 20th 2011

  • Cormorant 4
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow 5
  • Robin 3 juveniles
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Bullfinch family party





June 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 5
  • Mute Swan 2 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1



Photo: Henry Miller


June 17th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler singing

Reed Warbler
Photo: Lewis Bates


June 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Reed Warbler 3+


Mute Swan with Cygnets
Photo: Sue Heselton


June 15th 2011

  • Cormorant 2 (1 ad. 1 Imm.)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3 ad.+ 5 cygnets
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Coot 4 chicks
  • Kingfisher 1 south end
  • Reed Warbler 2+
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Blackcap 1



June 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4 (2 male)
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Coot 4 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Reed Warbler 2


Photo: Sue Heselton


June 13th 2011

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Swallow 3
  • Swift 2
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Reed Warbler 4+

 


June 11th 2011

  • Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler
Photo: Brian Rendell


June 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Coot 5 chicks
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Swallow 8
  • Swift 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Reed Warbler 2
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2


Photo: Henry Miller


June 8th 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Buzzard 1
  • Coot 5 chicks
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Blackcap singing

 


June 7th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Coot 5 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 15
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler singing

 


June 6th 2011

  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 1 pair
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Stock Dove 1
  • Swallow 3
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing

 


June 5th 2011

  • Grey Heron 3
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Blackcap singing

Red Kite seen again on West side of Windwhistle Hill not far from the reservoir.


June 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 4
  • Willow Warblers
  • Blackcap

Red Kite reported on West side of Windwhistle Hill not far from the reservoir


June 3rd 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan pair
  • Mallard 12 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 46
  • Swallow 1
  • Nuthatch 2

 


June 2nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan pair
  • Mallard 12 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Moorhen 3 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Cuckoo 1 heard

 


June 1st 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan pair
  • Mallard 7 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 4 males
  • Coot 1 chick
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow 3
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing

 


May 31st 2011

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan pair
  • Egyptian Goose 1
  • Mallard 11 ducklings
  • Coot 1 chick
  • Moorhen 3 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow 7



Pictures: Rachael Hunt.
This Egyptian Goose was reported today by Rachael Hunt and Susan Heselton. This is the first record for the reservoir. Maybe this is the same bird as reported later from Chew Valley Lake on June 3rd.


May 29th 2011

  • Mute Swan pair
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mallard 14 ducklings
  • Coot 3 chicks
  • Moorhen 3 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 37
  • Swift 1
  • Willow Warbler 1

 


May 26th 2011

  • Mute Swan pair
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Swallow 12
  • Chiffchaff singing

 


May 25th 2011

  • Mute Swan pair
  • Tufted Duck 17 (3 females)
  • Moorhen 3 chicks
  • Swallow 2
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler singing

 


May 24th 2011

  • Mute Swan pair
  • Tufted Duck 18 (3 females)
  • Moorhen 3 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Willow Warbler singing
  • Swallow 15
  • Swift 15

 


May 22nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 5 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 15 (3 females)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8


picture: Henry Miller


May 20th 2011

Two good birds of prey reported over Chard today, but not unfortunately seen from or directly over the reservoir. First a Hobby was seen over the town catching Martins and then a Red Kite was seen over the Lordleaze area flying in the direction of the res at 14:10 (info from R Harris)


May 19th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Swallow 4

 


May 17th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe several displaying pairs
  • Mute Swan pair nesting
  • Tufted Duck 6 males
  • Herring Gull 43
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Swallow 2

 


May 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 17 (including a pair mating)
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Willow Warbler singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Jay 1

 


May 10th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5 (1 fem)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Reed Warbler singing
  • Willow Warbler singing

 


May 6th 2011

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Coot and Moorhen fighting each other
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Reed Warbler singing East and West of hide
  • Willow Warbler singing
  • Chiffchaff singing

 


Photo Lewis Bates

May 4th 2011

  • Mute Swan pair nesting
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 15
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Warbler singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Willow Warbler singing

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Intermedius)

One of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls was distinctly darker with very long wings showing only one faint wing spot on the closed wing.


May 2nd 2011

  • Tufted Duck 25
  • Common Sandpiper 2

 


May 1st 2011

  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Common Sandpiper 3

 


April 29th 2011

  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Black-headed Gull 6

 


April 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 17 (5 females)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Herring Gull 37
  • Willow Warbler
  • Reed Warbler
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 2

 


April 27th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 12 (3 females)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Swallow 2
  • Chiffchaff
  • Reed Warbler
  • Blackcap


April 26th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7 (1 female)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Swallow 2
  • Blackcap
  • Reed Warbler

Butterflies: Large White, Orange Tip, Green Veined White, Speckled Wood


April 25th 2011

  • Common Sandpiper 2

 


April 24th 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7 (3 females)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 26
  • Swallow 5

 


April 22nd 2011

  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 12 (2 females)
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 76
  • Swallow 7
  • Sand Martin 2
  • Reed Warbler heard

 


April 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 15 (5 females)
  • Swallow 20+
  • Reed Warbler heard

 


April 20th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Ducks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 13
  • Swallow 5+
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Blackcap 2 singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Willow Warbler singing

 


April 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Buzzard 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 13
  • Swallow 15+
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Blackcap 2 singing
  • Willow Warbler heard

 


April 18th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 12 (1 female)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9

 


April 17th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Sand Martin 4

 


April 15th 2011

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Reed Warbler heard singing
  • Chiffchaff
  • Blackcap
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


April 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 5
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Kestrel 1
  • Herring Gull 43

 


April 13th 2011

  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Swallow 15
  • Sand Martin 1

The first Common Sandpipers of this year


April 12th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 3
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Magpie 2

 


April 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Herring Gull 76
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Magpie 2

 


April 6th 2011

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Chiffchaffs singing
  • Blackcaps singing

Black-headed Gulls have been noticeable by their absence over the last week.


April 5th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Pheasant 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Grebes Fighting
Fantastic action shot by Lewis Bates of Grebes fighting


April 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mallard 10 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9

 


April 3rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 dead
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Mallard 10 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Common Gull 1
  • Swallow 4
  • Sand Martin 4
  • House Martin 1

 


April 1st 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Tufted Duck 11+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7

 


March 31st 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Hirundine 1
  • Chiffchaff 3 singing
  • Blackcap 2 males


Blackcap song today


March 30th 2011

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Sand Martin 10+
  • Swallow 2+
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Blackcap possible brief song?


March 29th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Sand Martin 7
  • Blackcap 1 female
  • Bullfinch 1 pair

 


March 28th 2011

  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Herring Gulls
  • Chiffchaff 6

 


March 27th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Black-headed Gull 5

 


March 26th 2011

  • Little Grebe 2
  • Tufted Duck 9

 


March 25th 2011

  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Common Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Buzzard 2
  • Treecreeper 1

 


March 24th 2011

  • Cormorant 8
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Buzzard 3
  • Pheasant 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Sand Martin 3
  • Marsh Tit 2



March 23rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16+
  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Buzzard 4
  • Sand Martin 6
  • Chiffchaff several heard
  • Magpie 3



March 22nd 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Buzzard 3
  • Pheasant 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Chiffchaffs singing
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


March 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
  • Chiffchaffs singing
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


March 20th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 30
  • Black-headed Gull 26


Sparrowhawk by Phil Holyday


March 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16+
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Common Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 1 albino
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Goldcrest singing
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing

 


March 17th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Chiffchaff 1

 


March 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 4
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Siskin 2

 


March 15th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 4
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Teal 7
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Redwing 1
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


March 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Nuthatch 1 investigating nestbox



A frost overnight and a cold wind, but the sun was out and it looked like spring.


March 13th 2011

  • Cormorant 14
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Siskin 2+





March 11th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 6





March 10th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 5
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Reed Bunting 2





March 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Gull 8
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Grey Wagtail 1 singing on hide roof
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Mistle Thrush 1 singing


As far as I can tell this is the earliest ever Sand Martin record for the reservoir by nearly a week. Thanks to Dave Helliar for spotting this in the afternoon. It wasn't there at lunchtime when I was watching out for one.


March 8th 2011

  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5+
  • Teal 7
  • Buzzard 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 72 (+1 albino)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Stock Dove 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Green Woodpecker 2 heard
  • Nuthatch 4
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Bullfinch 1 pair





March 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 22
  • Little Egret 3
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 5
  • Black-headed Gull 241
  • Common Gull 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Marsh Tit 3
  • Reed Bunting 4+





March 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 3 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Common Gull 8
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Green Woodpecker heard





March 5th 2011

  • Cormorant 15
  • Canada Goose 10
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Pheasant 3 hens
  • Common Gull 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Siskin 10+
  • Magpies apparently nest building





March 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Common Gull 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Siskin 6+ seen (more heard)




Siskin by Baz Stevens


March 3rd 2011

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Peregrine 1
  • Common Gull 13
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 4+
  • Siskin 10+ seen (more heard, maybe 20+)



Marsh Tit today by Alick Simmons


March 2nd 2011

  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Goosander 1
  • Pheasant 1



March 1st 2011

  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 1
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Coot 12
  • Pheasant 1
  • Common Gull 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Bullfinch 1



February 28th 2011

  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Coot 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 2
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Coal Tit 4
  • Bullfinch pair


Nuthatch or Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling in the woods today.
The consensus opinion is Nuthatch, but LSW sounds very similar. Keep listening...


February 27th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 18+
  • Pheasant 1
  • Coot 12
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Green Woodpecker 2 heard



February 26th 2011

  • Tufted Duck 19



February 25th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Goosander 2
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Siskin 1 singing



February 23rd 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Coot 16



February 22nd 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Reed Bunting 4



February 21st 2011

  • Cormorant 14
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Coot 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1



February 20th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 24
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Shoveler 1
  • Coot 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3



February 19th 2011

  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Siskin heard



February 17th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Cormorant 22
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Lessser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 1 albino
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 4
  • Reed Bunting 4



February 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 12
  • Mute Swan 3 imm.
  • Teal 13 (many displaying)
  • Gadwall 3
  • Coot 18
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Marsh Tit 1


Teal Displaying Gadwall
Teal Displaying and Gadwall sleeping


February 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 1 imm.
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Coot 12
  • Pheasant 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Treecreeper 1



February 14th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Little Egret 1
  • Teal 7
  • Coot 18
  • Nuthatch calling



February 13th 2011

  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 10



February 12th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 20 (2 pairs displaying)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 3 imm.
  • Mallard 92
  • Goosander 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Grey Wagtail 1



February 11th 2011

  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Goosander 1



February 9th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Goosander 1
  • Buzzard 1 chased by Crows
  • Coot 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard



February 8th 2011

  • Cormorant 24
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Pochard 1 pair
  • Teal 2
  • Common Gull 4
  • Nuthatch 2+
  • Marsh Tit 1



Lewis Bates: Fox with Black-headed Gull


February 7th 2011

  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 10 (as reported on the Blackboard)
  • Teal 3
  • Coot 19
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Jay 1


Fox seen in the undergrowth


February 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 21
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Teal 4
  • Coot 12



February 4th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Coot 19
  • Common Gull 10
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

 


February 3rd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 34
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Black-headed Gull 241
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Treecreeper 1 singing



February 2nd 2011

  • Cormorant 23
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard
  • Marsh Tit 1 seen
  • Reed Bunting 3


Much of the water thawed now, but still some ice.


February 1st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 26
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Teal 24
  • Coot 16
  • Snipe 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Herring Gull 60+
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Marsh Tit heard
  • Siskin heard


Temperatures above freezing have allowed for a slight thaw. Still 80 percent frozen though. The next few days are predicted to be warmer, so I expect the thaw to continue for now.


January 31st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 29
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Shelduck 2
  • Teal 17
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Coot 16
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 6
  • Bullfinch 1


Res 95 per cent frozen after a cold night and a day temperature of zero.


January 30th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 31
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Goosander 1
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Kingfisher 1

A sunny day for a change but still very cold with some frozen water around the shallow edges.


January 28th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Teal 7
  • Shoveler 4
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1 feeding on the shoreline
  • Green Woodpecker 1 heard

Male Goosander with FishMale Teal
Today the thermometer was hovering around zero, my fingers were completely numb, but it was worth braving the cold wind for good views of the Goosander at the south end for a change.


January 27th 2011

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 6


The thermometer read 1 degree but the north easterly wind made it feel more like -3.


January 26th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 27
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Goosander 1
  • Shelduck 4
  • Common Gull 10

Common Gulls
A cold north easterly made the hide uncomfortable today.


January 25th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 29
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Goosander 1
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 5

 


January 22nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 14
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Lapwing c.60 flew over

 


January 21st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Song Thrush 4
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 6
  • Jay 1
  • Bullfinch 1

A very cold night and cold day barely reaching above freezing, led to a small amount of the water being frozen again today. The hide wasn't dripping with condensation as in recent days, more frozen solid.


January 19th 2011

  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 2 +
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher heard
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Bullfinch 1



January 18th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck c.30
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Treecreeper 3
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Marsh Tit 2




January 17th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2+
  • Jay 1
  • Crow 50
  • Nuthatch 2




January 16th 2011

  • Cormorant 20
  • Goosander 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Coot 12
  • Kingfisher 1

Wet and windy today. The Goosander returns.


January 15th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Cormorant 20
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Canada Goose 6
  • Teal 4
  • Wigeon 1
  • Coot 18
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 8
  • Jay 1




January 14th 2011

  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Kingfisher heard



4 of the 6 Tufted Duck present today


January 13th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Cormorant 8
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Coot 19
  • Black-headed Gull 65
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1




January 12th 2011

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 3
  • Goosander 1
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Jay 1




January 11th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Teal 3
  • Wigeon 4
  • Goosander 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Coot 16
  • Long-tailed tit 6

Goosander Alick Simmons 9th Jan 2011
This fine Goosander as photographed a couple of days ago by Alick Simmons


January 10th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Cormorant 23
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Wigeon 4
  • Teal 7
  • Pochard 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Coot 18
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 3
  • Long-tailed Tit 6
  • Great Tit 3
  • Blue Tit 5
  • Treecreeper 1


A nice small mixed party of Tits and Treecreeper near the hide. The counts here are just from that party and don't include others at the feeders etc.


January 9th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Wigeon 3
  • Goosander 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Coot 22
  • Common Gull 3



January 8th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Coot 10
  • Moorhen 7
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Magpie 3



January 7th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Cormorant 24
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 4
  • Coot 18
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jay 1
  • Stock Dove 2

Heavy Rain today


January 6th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Goosander 1 drake and 2 redheads
  • Teal 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Reed Bunting 4+



January 5th 2011

  • Cormorant 23
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 1
  • Snipe 1



January 4th 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Coot 13
  • Moorhen 7
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1



January 2nd 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Coot 17
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Nuthatch, Coal Tit and Dunnock singing in the woods.


January 1st 2011

  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 5
  • Magpie 6

The thaw continues with 90% thawed now.

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