Chard reservoir sign

2015 sightings



December 31st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Teal 2
  • Pheasant 2
  • Snipe 7
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Herring Gull 23
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Long-tailed Tit party
  • Jay 1

Kevin Harris: Long-tailed Tit near the hide

December 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25+
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Teal 14
  • Coot 20
  • Snipe 10
  • Long-tailed Tit 20
 

December 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 5
  • Snipe 9
  • Black-headed Gull 77
  • Herring Gull 36
 

December 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 34
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 7 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Wigeon 1
  • Black-headed Gull 34
  • Herring Gull 92
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

December 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 5
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Herring Gull 77
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

December 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 17
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Herring Gull 29
 

December 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Cormorant 3
  • Gadwall 3
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 7
  • Snipe 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Long-tailed Tit party
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Raven heard

Kevin Harris: Gadwall

December 21st 2015

  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 21
  • Pheasant 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 15

Kevin Harris: Pheasant and Heron

December 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 9
  • Mute Swan 4 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 11
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 27
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 15
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

December 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

December 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 17
  • Snipe 41 (SH)
  • Black-headed Gull 46
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
A record number of Snipe in the South East corner.

December 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 6+
  • Teal 5
  • Pheasant 1
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Goldfinch c.40

Kevin Harris: Grey Wagtail

December 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 7
  • Black-headed Gull 69
  • Kingfisher 1
 

December 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 2 pairs
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Redwing 8
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Nuthatch 1

Also a Water Rail at nearby recycling lagoons


Kevin Harris: Cauliflower fungus (Sparassis Crispa)

December 11th 2015


Dave Helliar: Great White Egret still present

December 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 16
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Great White Egret 1 (DH)
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 4
  • Pheasant heard
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Herring Gull 113
  • Redwing 10
  • Goldcrest 4
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Treecreper 2

Kevin Harris: Young Roe Deer in the meadow

December 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 12
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Teal 4
  • Pheasant heard
  • Coot 18
  • Common Gull 2
  • Reed Bunting 1

Kevin Harris: Reed Bunting

December 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Pheasant 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 10
  • Nuthatch 1

Kevin Harris: Gadwall and Kingfisher

December 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 7
 

December 3rd 2015

  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Pheasant 1 flying across res
  • Common Gull 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

December 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Sparrowhawk 2
  • Buzzard 3
  • Black-headed Gull c.200
  • Herring Gull 85
  • Common Gull 8
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit small party

Kevin Harris: Sparrowhawks

November 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 2
  • Teal 6
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Long-tailed Tit c.12
 

November 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Teal 4
  • Black-headed Gull c.150
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Kingfisher 1
 

November 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 84
 

November 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 93
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 36
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Nuthatch 2
 

November 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Common Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull c.150
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit c.12

Kevin Harris: Med Gull and Nuthatch

November 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 76
  • Common Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

November 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose heard
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Pheasant 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 74
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1 on the hide roof
  • Grey Wagtail 2
An increase in Grebe numbers along with colder weather

November 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Common Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 61
  • Kingfisher 1
 

November 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Black-headed Gull 87
  • Herring Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
 

November 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Goldfinch c.25
 

November 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 6
  • Wigeon 1
  • Peregrine 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 48
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2
 

November 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 8
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 5
  • Black-headed Gull 26
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pheasant 1 pale

Sue Heselton

November 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 7
  • Teal 10
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Common Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tits
  • Blue tits
 

November 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 3
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 3
  • Mallard 97
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 52
  • Pied Wagtail 2
 

November 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 9
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 8
  • Teal 7
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull c.220
  • Herring Gull 18
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Blue tit
  • Great Tit
  • Coal Tit 2
 

November 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 3 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Gadwall 2
  • Wigeon 4 (3 males)
  • Teal 7
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 98
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Blue Tit


Kevin Harris

November 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 18
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Gadwall 2
  • Wigeon 4 (3 males)
  • Teal 7
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Redwing c.20 over


Kevin Harris: Coot fight and intruding young Swan chased off.


November 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose heard
  • Gadwall 2
  • Wigeon 4 (3 males)
  • Teal 3
  • Black-headed Gull 52
  • Herring Gull 44
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

November 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 6
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Mandarin 3
  • Gadwall 2
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 7
  • Pheasant 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Herring Gull 72
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
Also Hornets still flying around.

November 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 18
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Pheasant 3
  • Snipe 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

November 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 3
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 15
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Pheasant 2
  • Snipe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 11
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

November 5th 2015

  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Pheasant 2
  • Snipe 1
  • Kingfisher 2

Kevin Harris: Kingfisher spots a rival male

November 4th 2015

  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Black-headed Gull 198
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 2

Kevin Harris: Gadwall

November 2nd 2015

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 18
  • Wigeon 2
  • Teal 28
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Pheasant 3
  • Snipe 4
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 2

Kevin Harris: Sparrowhawk

October 31st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 2
  • Teal 22
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Snipe 8
  • Black-headed Gull 59
  • Herring Gull 21
  • Kingfisher 2
The 5 Gadwall have been present for a week now which is very unusual. Nearly all records are of one day visits as Gadwall do not generally find the reservoir to their liking. Previous to the 5 birds there has been a single male bird seen regularly since the begining of September.

October 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 19
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 23
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Pheasant 1
  • Snipe 10
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Herring Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits
 

October 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 19
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Pheasant 3
  • Snipe 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Jay 2
 

October 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 24
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Snipe 8
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 40
  • Herring Gull 64
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Raven 1
 

October 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 5
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 133
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

October 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Canada Goose 29
  • Gadwall 5 (again)
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 17
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Snipe 11
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Common Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Kevin Harris: Med Gull and Gadwall

October 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 19
  • Gadwall 5 (2nd highest count in nearly 20 years)
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 17
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 8
  • Black-headed Gull 230+
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

October 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 14
  • Teal 8
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 177
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 133
  • Kingfisher 1
 

October 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 9
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 222
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 146
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Bunting 2

Kevin Harris: Cormorants and Teal

Also a Peacock butterfly

October 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Teal 7
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Pheasant 2
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 59
  • Herring Gull 80
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Jackdaw 20
 

October 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 84
  • Herring Gull 75
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jackdaw 29
 

October 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Pied Wagtail 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

October 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 11
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Black-headed Gull 32
  • Herring Gull 25
  • Kingfisher 1
 

October 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 96
  • Common Gull 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 86
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2
 

October 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 4
  • Gadwall 1
  • Black-headed Gull 88
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
 

October 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 3
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Black-headed Gull 42
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jay 1

Kevin Harris: Kingfisher shows off his hovering skills

October 14th 2015

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Snipe 2
  • Common Gull 2 (one with green darvic on right leg)
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

October 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 110
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Kevin Harris: Great Spotted Woodpecker

October 12th 2015

  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Teal 5
  • Snipe 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
  • Grey Wagtail 2

Kevin Harris: Grey Wagtail

October 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Wigeon 1 pair
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 36
  • Kingfisher 1
 

October 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Snipe 2
  • Jack Snipe 1?
  • Black-headed Gull 78
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Wren 2
  • Treecreeper 1
Possible Jack Snipe noted in the SE reeds. Small size, short bill, contrasting plumage and bobbing body noted, but only a fairly short view at some distance.

October 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 79
  • Kingfisher 1
 

October 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Buzzard 1
  • Snipe 6
  • Black-headed Gull 99
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 heard calling

Kevin Harris: Teal - also a Crow gives a Buzzard a hard time

October 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Coot 17
  • Moorhen 12
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 80
  • Kingfisher 2
 

October 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

October 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 juveniles
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 25
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 46
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 50
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Siskin a few
  • Raven 2 over
 

October 3rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 27
  • Coot 26
  • Moorhen 21
  • Black-headed Gull 96
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
 

October 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Kingfisher 2
 

October 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 6


Kevin Harris: Gadwall and Hornet


September 30th 2015

  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Gadwall 1 (eclipse)
  • Wigeon 1 (eclipse)
  • Teal 4
  • Black-headed Gull 60
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Swallow c.10
  • House Martin c.10


Kevin Harris: Wigeon


September 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 10
  • Little Egret 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 4
  • Black-headed Gull 71
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Treecreeper 2 chasing each other


Kevin Harris: Shoveler

The highest count of Grey Herons for 15 years and a good number of Little Egrets


September 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 5
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 48
  • Kingfisher 1 on hide roof
  • Jackdaw c.20 at water's edge
 

September 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 19
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Teal 6
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 100
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 6
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
 

September 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Teal 11
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Kingfisher 2
 

September 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 6
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 81
  • Kingfisher 1
 

September 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 10
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 5
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull (Adult winter)
  • Black-headed Gull 69
  • Swallow 12

Dave Helliar: Med Gull

September 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Teal 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 77
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 heard
Also a Roe Deer , Speckled Wood and Hornet

September 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 6
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 12
Also Roe Deer adult and fawn

September 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Snipe 3
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Swallow a few

Kevin Harris: Sparrowhawk and Kingfisher

September 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 8
  • Snipe 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 43
  • Kingfisher 1

Sue Heselton: Comma

September 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 3 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Teal 4
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2 doing battle

 


September 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Teal 3
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard

Also a Speckled Wood and a Hornet


September 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Teal 7
  • Gadwall 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2


Kevin Harris: Kingfisher


September 16th 2015

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 6
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 20
  • House Martin 3

 

 


September 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 8
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black Tern 2
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 (Brendan Sheils)
  • Kingfisher 2


Brendan Sheils: Black Terns and Kingfisher
Also a fox


September 14th 2015

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 5
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black Tern 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Kevin Harris: Black Tern and Gadwall

September 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 3
  • Snipe 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 61
  • Black Tern 1
  • Kingfisher 1


Robin Morrison


Alick Simmons

September 12th 2015

  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 11
  • Snipe 2
  • Common Sandpiper 5
  • Black Tern 2
  • Kingfisher 1
 

September 11th 2015

  • Little Grebe 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 3
  • Snipe 2
  • Common Sandpiper 3
 

September 10th 2015

  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 5
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-heaed Gull c.50
  • Kingfisher 2

Kevin Harris: Small Copper

September 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 8
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow c.70

A Common Sandpiper spots a fly and moves in slowly

September 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 2
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Raven 2 over
 

September 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1


Kevin Harris: Small Copper and Darter Dragonfly


September 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 1
  • Coot 30
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 64
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Swallow 12+
Plus a Racing Pigeon has taken up temporary (I hope) residence in the hide.

September 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25 adults 5 juvs
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Coot 25
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Kingfisher 1

Sue Heselton: Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown

September 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28 adults 5 juvs
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Coot 28
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 51
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 30+
 

September 3rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23 adults 3 juvs
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 1
  • Gadwall 1
  • Dunlin 1
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 15

Kevin Harris: Gadwall

September 2nd 2015

  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 4
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Gadwall 1
  • Dunlin 1
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1

Kevin Harris: Windswept Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper delicately catching insects.

September 1st 2015

  • Little Egret 4
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Common Sandpiper 5
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Coot 34
  • Moorhen 17
 

August 31st 2015

  • Little Egret 3
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 2
  • Wood Sandpiper 3
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 1st year
  • Kingfisher 3

Dave Helliar: Wood Sandpipers

August 30th 2015

  • Ringed Plover 1 flying around
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 2
 

August 29th 2015

  • Little Egret 4
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
 

August 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24 adults 2 imm and family with 3 juvs
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 5
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Coot 33
  • Moorhen 18+
  • Kingfisher 1
 

August 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 30 adults 3 juvs
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted duck 5
  • Gadwall 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 6
  • Black-headed Gull 68
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 10+
  • House Martin 10+
 

August 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Moorhen 7 in SW corner
  • Coot 24 SW corner
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 91
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow c.10
  • House Martin c.10
 

August 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Teal 5
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 75
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 8
  • House Martin 7
 

August 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14+
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Teal 8
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 juv (DWH)
  • Black-headed Gull 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swallow 100+
  • Sand Martin 1
  • House Martin several
  • Grey Wagtail 2
 

August 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults 2 imm and 3 juv, also one nest occupied
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 juv (RH)
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard

Roger Harris: 1st year Med Gull

Dave Helliar: Green Sandpiper

August 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19 adults 2 imm and 3 juv with parents
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Herring Gull 79
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 4
  • House Martin 7
 

August 21st 2015

  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 2
 

August 20th 2015

  • Cormorant 1 imm.
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Sandpiper 2 imm.
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 ad 2 imm
  • Kingfisher 1

Kevin Harris: Common Sandpiper keeping watch out for aerial predators

August 19th 2015

  • Little Egret 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Swallow c.50
  • Sand Martin 1
  • House Martin 4
 

August 18th 2015

  • Little Egret 5
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 124
 

August 17th 2015

  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 4
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1
 

August 16th 2015

  • Little Egret 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
 

August 15th 2015

  • Little Egret 5
  • Tufted Duck 9
 

August 14th 2015

  • Little Egret 3
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Tern 9
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Swallow 10's
  • House Martin 10's
 

August 13th 2015

  • Little Egret 3
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Wood Sandpiper 1 (DWH)
  • Ringed Plover 1 adult

Dave Helliar: Ringed Plover and Wood Sandpiper

August 12th 2015

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Treecreeper 1
 

August 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck c.6 north end
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 22
  • Treecreeper heard
 

August 8th 2015

  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Tern 1
 

August 7th 2015

  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 22
  • Herring Gull 100+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 4
  • House Martin 7
 

August 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 juv
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Herring Gull 116
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1
 

August 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 juv
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
 

August 4th 2015

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 juv
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Chiffchaff 2
 

August 3rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Black-tailed Godwit 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Herring Gull 78
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Swift 3
  • Kingfisher 1
 

August 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Black-tailed Godwit 1 (SE corner)
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 juv
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 1

Dave Helliar: Black-tailed Godwit and Little Ringed Plover

August 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 136
  • Herring Gull 55
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 2
Also a Roe Deer and a Fox

July 31st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Mallard Duckling 1 continues to survive from 7 originally
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Herring Gull 95
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 adults + 3 juvs

Kevin Harris: The most unusual bird today, a Chipmunk in Portuguese livery.
Also several Green-veined Whites and Gatekeepers.

July 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 18
  • Herring Gull 26
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
 

July 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22 inc. 1 juv
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 58
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 inc 1 juv
  • Kingfisher 1


Kevin Harris: Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk


July 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21 inc. 1 juv
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Dunlin 1 (summer plumage)
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Herring Gull 73
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3


Dave Helliar: Dunlin
Also a medium sized blue butterfly.


July 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 81
  • Herring Gull 25 juvs
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 + 2juvs
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 2+ juvs (south end)


Kevin Harris: Roe Deer and Kingfisher

Also a Fox and several Gatekeeper butterflies seen


July 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
 

July 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24 inc. 1 juvenile (+ 2 nests)
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 77
  • Herring Gull 37
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1

Sue Heselton: Peacock

July 24th 2015

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 38
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Sand Martin 10
Heavy Rain today - water level rising

July 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16 inc. 1 juvenile
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 73
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swift 4
  • House Martin 20+
 

July 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 2 nests north end
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Black-headed Gull 89
  • Swift a few
  • House Martin a few
Also 2 Gatekeepers and 2 Roe Deer

July 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17 inc. 1 juvenile
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Mallard duckling 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 98
  • Herring Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swift 3
  • House Martin 7
 

July 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 11 inc. 1 juvenile
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 5 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 55
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 3+
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 calling
  • House Martin 5
  • Swallow 2
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
 

July 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23 + 1 juvenile
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • House Martin 7
 

July 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard 1 duckling
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Black-headed Gull 33
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Stock Dove 1
  • Kingfisher 1

Kevin Harris: Fox and Green Sandpipers

Also a Fox and Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Common Blue and Small Skipper.

July 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Greenshank 1
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Jay 2
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Reed Warbler singing south end

Dave Helliar: Greenshank
Also a couple of Gatekeeper butterflies and many whites.

July 16th 2015

  • Little Egret 2
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Common Sandpiper 3
 

July 15th 2015

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 adult
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 2


Dave Helliar: Little Ringed Plover

Previous Little Ringed Plovers have been juveniles.


July 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 52
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
 

July 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Teal 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1 male
 

July 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Teal 1
  • Mallard Duckling 1
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 24
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

July 11th 2015

  • Black-tailed Godwit 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Black-headed Gull 41

Also a family of Spotted Flycatchers along the nearby cycle path

And a Purple Hairstreak in the tops of the Oaks


July 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 1 ad. 1 juv.
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Black-tailed Godwit 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 12 inc. 3 juvs
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • House Martin a few
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Kevin Harris: Black-tailed Godwit

And a Scorpion Fly near the hide


July 9th 2015

  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
 

July 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings only 2 left
  • Buzzard 1 flying in the wood
  • Green Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • House Martin a few
  • Blue Tit family party
  • Chiffchaff 1 juvenile
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end

Kevin Harris: Juvenile Chiffchaff

July 7th 2015

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings only 4 left
  • Small wader unidentified 1
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Black-headed Gull 16
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swift 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • House Martin 9
 

July 6th 2015

  • Little Grebe 1 juvenile
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings only 5 left
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 18
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 1 seen
  • Chiffchaff singing

Kevin Harris: Little Grebe juvenile

July 5th 2015

  • Little Grebe 1 juvenile
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 6
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Green Sandpiper 4
  • Black-headed Gull 22
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • House Martin a column of 30+ appeared in a heavy shower
 

July 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard ducklings 7
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Green Sandpiper 1 with bad leg
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 24
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 4
  • House Martin 6
  • Reed Warbler 1
 

July 3rd 2015

  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
One of the Green Sandpipers had a bad leg.

July 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 20
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
Also a fox eating a carp!

July 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Mallard 7 new ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing

Kevin Harris: 2 Kingfishers offered a few photo opportunities

Colin Scott

June 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler heard at north end
 

June 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + only 6 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 12+
  • Marsh Tit 1
 

June 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 2
 

June 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler south end
  • Marsh Tit 1

Kevin Harris: Also Ringlet butterflies in the meadows
Ringlets are even darker than the male Meadow Browns and a little smaller.


Pat Trout: Roe Deer

 


June 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 28
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 5 south end
 

June 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 12+ north end
Also blue damselflies and many Meadow Browns.

June 22nd 2015

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Reed Warbler heard south end
The water level is down and there is sufficient shoreline for the sandpiper.

June 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

June 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Coot at least 4 broods
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler heard south end
 

June 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swift 1
  • Reed Warbler heard south end
 

June 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
 

June 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • House Martin 6
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Reed Warbler heard north end
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Treecreeper 1
 

June 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1 with 2 young
Also a Roe Deer and its fawn

June 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 8
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Treecreeper 1 at nest
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Blackcap 1 singing
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
 

June 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Herring Gull 27
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Treecreeper 1 nest
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Blackcap 1 singing
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
 

June 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Blackcap 1 singing
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
 

June 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15 (4 pairs displaying)
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Herring Gull 59
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
 

June 3rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
Also Large White Butterfly

June 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 27
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Reed Warbler singing at north and south ends
 

June 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 5
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults .+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Coot 2 broods
  • Moorhen 1 brood
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
 

May 31st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Reed Warbler heard singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing

Sue Heselton: The new cygnets

May 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 7 including a mating pair
  • Reed Warbler 3+ south end
 

May 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Coot 2 broods
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 49
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 2+ south end

Kevin Harris: White Butterfly, but which species?

May 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Chiffchaff 1
 

May 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 138
  • Swift 4
 

May 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler several at North end
 

May 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.+ 7 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Reed Warbler 3+
 

May 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Kingfisher 2
 

May 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Buzzard 1
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Herring Gull 44
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker nesting
  • Swallow 2
Andy Grinter: Great Spotted Woodpecker

May 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Warbler several singing
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Blackcap 3+ singing
  • Raven 1 flew over

Also 3 Terrapins at the North End.


May 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Grey Heron 1 flew over
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Coot 3 chicks
  • Herring Gull 116
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Wren 3 singing


Kevin Harris: Orchid


May 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe only 5 visible
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Moorhen still 2 chicks
  • Herring Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 16
  • Swift 3
  • Swallow 30+
  • Reed Warbler singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing

 


May 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Blackcap 2 singing

 


May 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Herring Gull 47
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4

 


May 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Reed Warbler 1

 


May 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Coot 2 chicks
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing

 


May 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Moorhen 1 chick
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow c.30
  • House martin 6
  • Sand Martin 2
  • Blackcap 2+ singing

 


May 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Moorhen 2 chicks
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 181
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 7
  • Sand Martin 3

 


May 12th 2015

  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow 6
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Also 2 Terrapins at north end


May 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Moorhen 1 chick
  • Herring Gull 91
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 1
  • House Martin 5
  • Blackcap 1 singing
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing

Also 3 Terrapins at North End


May 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow c.150
  • Sand Martin 2
  • House Martin 1

 


May 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Pochard 1
  • Tufted Duck 23
  • Herring Gull 48
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow c.150
  • Sand Martin 2
  • House Martin 1
  • Goldfinch 2

 


May 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe some displaying
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Herring Gull 25
  • Swift c.20
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Hirundines - hundreds
  • Blackcap 1 singing

'Hundreds' of Sand Martins, House Martins & Swallows in strong SW winds & showers.


May 5th 2015

  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Hobby 1 over north end
  • Swallows
  • House Martins
  • Sand Martins
  • Swift 2

Very windy


May 4th 2015

  • Common Sandpiper 3
 

May 2nd 2015

  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 1

 


May 1st 2015

  • Little Egret 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Swift 1
  • Swallow 20+
  • House Martin 2
  • Sand Martin 3
 

April 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Mallard 7 ducklings on SE shore
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Buzzard 2
  • Coot 4 chicks
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 49
  • Sand Martin 4
  • Swallow 14
  • Reed Bunting 2



April 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Swallow 12
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Reed Bunting 2



April 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 130



April 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow 30+
  • Reed Bunting heard



April 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6



Henry Miller: Roe Deer


April 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 9
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Swallow 3
  • Goldcrest pair building nest

Also Holly Blue butterfly


Michael Sherwin: Goldcrest


April 20th 2015

  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 1

 


April 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Herring Gull 56
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Swallow 12

 


April 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Pochard 1
  • Mallard ducklings 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6

 


April 17th 2015

  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mallard duckling eaten by Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 17
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow
  • Nuthatch heard
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Blackcap heard singing
  • Long-tailed Tit heard

 


April 15th 2015

  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Nuthatch heard
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Blackcap heard singing

Also 3 Orange Tips, 1 Brimstone and a few Beeflies


April 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Mallard 8 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
  • Sand Martins
  • Swallows
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Nuthatch 1


Robin Morrison: Common Sandpiper and Ducklings
Also, Brimstone. Peackock and Orange Tip butterflies


April 13th 2015

  • House Martin 1
  • Sand Martin c.40
  • Swallow 12
  • Reed Bunting 1 pair

 


April 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Sand Martin 12
  • Swallow 12
  • Reed Bunting 1 pair

 


April 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 14
  • Sand Martin 15
  • Swallow 10

 


April 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Buzzard 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1 north end
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 19
  • Sand Martin 20+
  • Swallow 6+
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Raven 1 (in trees near hide)


Dave Helliar: Common Sandpiper


April 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 1 adult
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Chiffchaff numerous

Also 2 Terrapins at the north end


April 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 20-30
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8


Kevin Harris: Coot Fight

The adult Mute Swans have now turned on their youngster and are trying to drive it away.
This is a sure sign that they are ready to nest.

Also today in the sunshine, several Brimstone, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies


April 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 34
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Swallow 3
  • Sand Martin 10+
  • Chiffchaff several singing
  • Nuthatch 3
  • Reed Bunting 1 pair


April 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose heard
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Pochard 1
  • Buzzard 2
  • Snipe 5
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Swallow 2
  • Sand Martin 8
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Nuthatch 2

Dave Helliar: Pochard

April 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
 

April 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe c.20
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 9
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Buzzard 2
  • Snipe 1
  • Lapwing 1 over
  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Common Gull 30-40
  • Swallow 5
  • Sand Martin 8
  • Blackcap 1 singing (NW corner)
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Nuthatch 2
Also c.120 Golden Plover flying north along the ridge of Snowdon Hill seen from the
Fishermen's Car Park! (DWH)

March 31st 2015

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Sand Martin 7
 

March 30th 2015

  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 13
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Buzzard 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Sand Martin 3
  • Chiffchaff 3 (2 in song)
 

March 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Little Egret 10
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Buzzard 1
  • Pheasant 1 (in the hide!)
  • Black-headed Gull 36
  • Herring Gull 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Sand Martin 16
  • Grey Wagtail 3 (north end)
 

March 28th 2015

  • Sand Martin 6
 

March 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 12
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 (1 in song)

The adult Mute Swans are investigating the reeds as though they are thinking of nesting yet this year they don't seem to be chasing off last year's youngster as they have done in the past.

March 25th 2015

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 18
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 2
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 200
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Redwing 7
  • Chiffchaff 2


March 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 10
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 250+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3


March 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6


March 22nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Herring Gull 54
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Redwing 3+ sub-song heard


March 21st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 66
  • Herring Gull 85
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Redwing 12+
  • Mistle Thrush 1


March 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 14
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 2 pairs
  • Shoveler 4
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 74
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing


March 19th 2015

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 8
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 1


March 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Little Egret 11
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Black-headed Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing


March 17th 2015

  • Little Egret 13
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 2 pairs
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Wren 3
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Reed Bunting 1


March 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Snipe 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Sand Martin 10+
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Chiffchaff 1


March 15th 2015

  • Sand Martin 14
  • Chiffchaff 2


March 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 23
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 5
  • Black-headed Gull 43
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1



March 13th 2015

  • Gadwall 1
  • Sand Martin 12


March 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 22
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 8
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 400+
  • Herring Gull 84
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Pied Wagtail 2



March 11th 2015

  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 20
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 9
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Common Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Sand Martin 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2
  • Redwing 6
  • Nuthatch 2

Kevin Harris: Black-headed Gulls




March 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 24
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Black-headed Gull 47
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2


March 9th 2015

  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 14
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Snipe 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Pied Wagtail 2


March 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 23
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Grey Wagtail 2


March 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 22
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 14
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Black-headed Gull 143
  • Herring Gull 98
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2


March 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 24
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Snipe 2
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 105
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4


March 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 18
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Shoveler 2
  • Black-headed Gull 59
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 83
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6


March 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 17
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Black-headed Gull 500+
  • Common Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 67
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1

Sue Heselton: Spot the Med Gull

March 3rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 17
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 14
  • Snipe 16
  • Black-headed Gull 54
  • Herring Gull 71
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8


March 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 10
  • Snipe 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1



Sue Heselton: Egrets

March 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 24
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 11
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 53
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 1


February 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 21
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Shelduck 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 5
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 109
  • Common Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Bullfinch 1 pair


February 25th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 10
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 11
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Goldcrest 1 pair near hide


February 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe35
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 11
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 36
  • Common Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 41


February 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 11
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Snipe 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Goldcrest 3 near hide including one singing
  • Long-tailed Tit 3


February 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 2+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming


February 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 26
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 15
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming
  • Nuthatch several calling


Kevin Harris: Med Gull


Sue Heselton: Egrets and Cormorants

February 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 42
  • Cormorant 22
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 20
  • Snipe 7
  • Black-headed Gull 260+
  • Common Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 121
  • Robin lots
  • Blue Tit lots
  • Goldfinch lots


February 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 25
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 11
  • Teal 2
  • Snipe 14
  • Black-headed Gull 157
  • Common Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 29
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming


February 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 49
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 110
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 84
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 drumming

Sue Heselton: Black-headed Gull today with red darvic ring
It was ringed as a chick last year in Bedfont Country Park, Greater London and seen in January at Radipole Lake Weymouth.

February 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 47
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 drumming
  • Wren 2
  • Robin lots
  • Mistle Thrush 1 singing
  • Redwing 2
  • Long-tailed Tit several

Kevin Harris: Redwing in the meadow

February 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Herring Gull 76
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Wren 6+
  • Robin lots
  • Redwing 6
  • Goldcrest 5 at north end
 



February 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 63
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Snipe 14
  • Common Gull 9
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Kevin Harris: Snipe and Common Gull
The reservoir was more than half frozen so the Grebe were concentrated in one area. Presumably the numbers have been boosted by birds frozen out of smaller ponds. 63 is equal to the record number of Grebe seen in 1979

February 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 49
  • Cormorant 16
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Wigeon 1
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Snipe 7
  • Black-headed Gull 54
  • Herring Gull 37
  • Tawny Owl (heard)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

February 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 45
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 6
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Kingfisher 2
 

February 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 25
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Wood Duck 1
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Long-tailed Tit party
  • Blue Tit many
  • Goldfinch small flock


Pat Trout: Wood Duck

Also 5 Roe Deer
I haven't seen the female Wood Duck since November 27th last year. At that time I was seeing her almost daily at the south end. She surely hasn't been hiding away at the north end all that time?


February 5th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 33
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Kingfisher 1
 

February 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 20
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 3 adults + 1 imm.
  • Snipe 4
  • Common Gull 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Blue Tit many

Kevin Harris: The Robins are posing for their photos today

February 2nd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 2
  • Snipe 6
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 2

    Also 2 foxes asleep

Kevin Harris: Buzzard and Black-headed Gulls on the ice

February 1st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Little Egret 4
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 9
 

January 31st 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Snipe 12
  • Black-headed Gull 73
  • Common Gull 13
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 89
 

January 30th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Bullfinch 3
 

January 29th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 2
  • Snipe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Common Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 97
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 drummming
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Wren 1
  • Goldcrest 1
 

January 28th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 24
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Teal 2
  • Snipe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Common Gull 53
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult winter
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull (not counted)
  • Long-tailed Tit 3
  • Blue Tit numerous around South Car Park
53 is the highest count of Common Gulls since 27th January 1993.
The first ever Med Gull for Chard was recorded in 1992 and they have been almost annual since then.

January 27th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 41
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Black-headed Gull c.150
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 92
  • Kingfisher 2
 

January 26th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 3
  • Snipe 4
  • Common Gull 35
  • Herring Gull 100+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 100+
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Goldfinch 20+

Kevin Harris: One of 35 Common Gulls today

January 24th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
 

January 23rd 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Shoveler 3
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 4
  • Snipe 5
  • Common Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Wren 1
  • Reed Bunting possibly 2 seen at south end
 

January 21st 2015

  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Shelduck 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 6
  • Snipe 1
  • Common Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Wren 2
  • Goldcrest 4

Kevin Harris: Shelduck

January 20th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Canada Goose 6
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Black-headed Gull 67
  • Herring Gull 59
 

January 19th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 2
  • Wigeon 2
  • Snipe 17
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

January 18th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Little Grebe 1 (north end)
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 7
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 25
  • Snipe 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Jay 1
 

January 17th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Cormorant 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 4
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Snipe 8
  • Black-headed Gull 46
  • Herring Gull 50
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

January 16th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 1 with fishing line caught around bill
  • Cormorant 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Redwing 2
  • Goldcrest 2

Kevin Harris: Goldcrest and Redwing

January 15th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Sparrowhawk 1
 

January 14th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Goosander 1
  • Snipe 6
 

January 13th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Cormorant 15
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Snipe 10
  • Common Gull 1
  • Redwing 2
 

January 12th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Goldcrest 3
  • Goldfinch 10
 

January 11th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Black-headed Gull 350+
 

January 10th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 3
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Snipe 2
 

January 9th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Teal 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull c.50
  • Herring Gull c.50
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
 

January 8th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Cormorant 16
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 9
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Snipe 6
  • Common Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
 

January 7th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 1
  • Common Gull 5
  • Goldcrest 1
 

January 6th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 25
  • Snipe 4
  • Common Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 (drumming and calling)
  • Nuthatch 1
 

January 5th 2015

  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Snipe 2
  • Kingfisher 2
 

January 4th 2015

  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Teal 7
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Lapwing 1
  • Snipe 8
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Kingfisher 1
 

January 2nd 2015

  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Mute Swan 2 adults + 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Teal 4
  • Goosander 1 redhead
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Snipe 4
  • Common Gull 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
 

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If anyone has information or observations on the wildlife at Chard reservoir:

email sightings to: kevbirder@gmail.com


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