Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in September


September 19th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 imm.
  • Pintail 1
  • Gadwall 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Chiffchaff 1


Kevin Harris: Pintail and Common Sandpiper


September 18th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1



September 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1



September 16th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Snipe 1
  • Herring Gull - Black ring numbered 805


Dave Helliar: Herring Gull ringed this year in Portland Harbour


September 15th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great White Egret 1 (Henry Squire)
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Water Rail call heard
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Sue Heselton: Great White Egret ... and Dave Helliar: Great White Egret swallowing fish


September 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 45
  • Herring Gull 1 leucistic individual
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling
  • Kingfisher 1
  • House Martin 250+


Sue Heselton: Roe Deer
Also 3 Roe Deer


September 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Gadwall 5
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Green Sandpiper 1 with injured leg
  • Black-headed Gull 67
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff heard
  • House Martin c.20



September 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 4 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults and 6 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Chiffchaff heard



September 11th 2019

  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Herring Gull 1 leucistic individual



Dave Helliar & Alan Coles: Herring Gull


September 10th 2019

  • Teal 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 97
  • Kingfisher 1


Dave Helliar: Odd Common Sandpiper
One of the Common Sandpipers showed some features consistent with Spotted Sandpiper (short tail and yellowish legs)


Alan Coles: Kingfisher

 


September 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 70
  • House Martin 15



September 6th 2019

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Kingfisher 1



September 5th 2019

  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults and 6 young
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Greenshank 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming
  • Chiffchaff 1



Kevin Harris: Greenshank


September 4th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Little Egret 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1



September 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1 imm.
  • Black-headed Gull 67
  • Great Black-Backed Gull 1 1st winter


Dave Helliar: Great Black-backed Gull


September 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Lesser Black-Backed Gull 9 adults + 3 juvs
  • Great Black-Backed Gull 1 1st winter
  • Kingfisher heard
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1



Kevin Harris: Grebe with chick and Grey Wagtail
This was the last grebe chick to hatch this year. The water level was kept up to ensure the safety of its nest.


September 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Kingfisher 3 very active


Sue Heselton: Lower water level gives the Cormorants a perch


August 31st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygne
  • Teal 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1



August 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1


Sue Heselton: Green Sandpiper


August 28th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Kingfisher 1



August 27th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great White Egret 1 briefly
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young



Sue Heselton: Young Grebe


August 26th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2



August 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 6 young
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 14
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 6
  • Martins 50+ quick visit



August 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Black Tern 9 (found by DWH)
  • Kingfisher 1



Dave Helliar and Kevin Harris: Black Terns, the highest count since 1999


August 22nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 adults 1 new chick
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2



August 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15 adults 4 young
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2



August 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12



August 10th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 adults
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Kingfisher 1



Kevin Harris: Kingfisher


August 9th 2019

  • Common Tern 7 (DWH)

 


August 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11 adults
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker 1



August 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults 5 young
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9



August 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 23
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 18
  • Green Woodpecker 1



August 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 13
  • Herring Gull 250
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 20
  • Kingfisher 1



August 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Herring Gull c.400
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 20

 


August 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 adults and 3 young seen
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 19
  • Herring Gull 280
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 23
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1 north end


Dave Helliar: Grebe and chick

The nest on the Southeast side is occupied again. It's not clear what's happening there.
When the last nest is vacated, the water level will be dropped to allow for more shoreline that attracts autumn waders.


July 31st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults

 


July 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 4
  • Common Tern 8 (DWH)
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 29th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 adults
  • Herring Gull 187
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 13

 


July 27th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults (5 young seen today, but at least 7 believed to be present)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 30
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Bullfinch 1

The nest on the Southeast side is no longer occupied, but I haven't seen any young yet in that area.
Two of the five young seen today were at the North end and two of the five on 24th were on the
East and thought to be a different family.


July 26th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 adults (nest near hide abandoned)
  • Black-headed Gull 20
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 41
  • Herring Gull 257
  • Green Woodpecker heard
 

July 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults, 5 young at south end
  • Black-headed Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 31
  • Herring Gull 210
  • Kingfisher 3
 

July 22nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 adults
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
 

July 21st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Kingfisher 1
 

July 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults and new nest found on East side
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1 south end
  • Black-headed Gull 20 adults 2 juvs
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Reed Warbler young being fed at south end
The feeders have been taken again after recent replacement and repair by volunteers.

July 18th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1
 

July 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Black-headed Gull 39
 

July 15th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Mallard 6 chicks
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe nest near hide occupied again
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Herring Gull 169
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 heard south end
  • House Martin 10
  • Swallow 2
  • Reed Warbler young being fed at south end

Paul Gregory: Young Reed Warbler

July 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
 

July 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe pair with 2 or 3 chicks in NW corner
  • Black-headed Gull 19 adults 1 juv
 

July 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 adults and 3 chicks
  • Black-headed Gull 6 adults
  • Herring Gull 111
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • House Martin 6
  • Marsh Tit 1 south end
There's renewed interest by a pair of grebes in the nest site near the hide after at least
one egg and most of the previous nest disappeared at the end of June.

Also seen: 1 Marbled White butterfly, several Slow-Worms and baby Toads.

July 10th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Black-headed Gull 20
 

July 9th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Black-headed Gull 12
 

July 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Black-headed Gull 16
  • Kingfisher 2
 

July 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 5
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Herring Gull 300+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1
 

July 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Sandpiper 6
  • Herring Gull c.300
  • Black-headed Gull 11
 

July 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan female plus 1 cygnet
  • Little Egret 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Herring Gull 108
  • Black-headed Gull 1
 

June 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan female plus 1 cygnet
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 28 (the nest near the hide with egg has disappeared!)
  • Herring Gull 155
 

June 29th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 - Established nest at north end and new nest near the hide
  • Herring Gull c.400
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5


Sue Heselton: Grebe nest


June 28th 2019

  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Herring Gul 306
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing
 

June 26th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler several singing
 

June 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 inc mating pair
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Reed Warbler several singing
 

June 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 2 adults
  • Herring Gull 132
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Blackcap 2 singing
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing

Kevin Harris: Intense activity from the grebes today with both mating and serious fighting

June 23rd 2019

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1 NW corner
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
 

June 22nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Black-headed Gull 1 adult
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing
 

June 21st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Black-headed Gull 1 adult
  • Herring Gull 132
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing
 

June 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Swallow 50+ in rain
  • Reed Warblers singing south end
 

June 19th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Green Woodpecker 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow 6
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing south end
 

June 18th 2019

  • Black-headed Gull 1 (1st summer)
  • Kingfisher 2 in NW corner
 

June 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow c.24
 

June 15th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Buzzard 2 over
  • Long-tailed Tits heard south end
  • Reed Warblers heard south end
 

June 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Green Woodpecker heard near hide
  • Reed Warblers heard south end
  • Grey Wagtail 1 newly fledged young being fed at north end

Dave Helliar: Grey Wagtail, fresh out of the nest

June 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Swift 10 feeding low over water
  • Sand Martin 4
  • House Martin 2
  • Swallow c.30
 

June 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 1 (1st summer)
  • Chiffchaff heard
  • Reed Warblers heard
 

June 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Reed Warblers heard south end
 

June 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Canada Goose 16 (SE corner)
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Long-tailed Tits
  • Reed Warblers heard
 

June 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Chiffchaff several heard south end
  • Reed Warblers heard south end
 

June 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Little Grebe 1 (SE reedbed)
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Long-tailed Tit family party of 10-12 birds at south end
 

June 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Chiffchaff heard
 

May 31st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Chiffchaff several singing
  • Treecreeper 2
 

May 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Reed Warbler singing south end
 

May 27th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Green Woodpecker calling east side
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling east side
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing east side
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end singing (no song north end)
  • Song Thrush 2 singing
  • Spotted Flycatcher 2 east side

Kevin Harris: Spotted Flycatcher

May 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus only 1 cygnet
  • Cormorant 1
 

May 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus only 1 cygnet
  • Tufted Duck 4
 

May 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Green Woodpecker calling SW corner
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling south end
  • Chiffchaff song heard south end
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end singing
  • Nuthatch heard calling
  • Treecreeper nest located at south end

Kevin Harris: Some of the Marsh Orchids are already in flower

May 19th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1 (AG) east side
 

May 18th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 4 cygnets
  • Mallard 7 ducklings
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Reed Warbler 2+ south end singing
The long established peanut feeder has been stolen today from the south end.
A more recent caged seed feeder was stolen a few days ago too.

May 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 plus 4 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 2
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Chiffchaff song heard
  • Reed Warbler 2 south end singing
 

May 13th 2019

  • Egyptian Goose 3
  • Common Sandpiper 3 (NW corner)


Dave Helliar: Egyptian Geese found by warden Tim Brown


May 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Reed Warbler several south end
 

May 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 seen and heard drumming and calling
  • Chiffchaff several
  • Blackcap several

Also a Holly Blue and Orange Tip butterflies.

May 10th 2019

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Marsh Tit 1 south end
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end


May 9th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end
  • Coot nest NE reedbed


May 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Swallow a few
  • Sand Martin a few
  • House Martin a few
  • Coal Tit pair feeding young in natural nest hole
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end


May 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end
  • Pied Wagtail 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1


May 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end


May 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Chiffchaff several
  • Blackcap several
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end
  • Siskin 1 in south east hedgerow


Kevin Harris: Baby Slow Worm

May 4th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Pheasant 1 on Jim's field
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 56
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Swift 8
  • Grey Wagtail 1


May 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Herring Gull 35
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Raven 2 over
  • Coal Tit on feeders
  • Nuthatch on feeders


May 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Shelduck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
  • Swift 9
  • Long-tailed Tit heard near hide, also seen at another south end location
  • Reed Warbler several singing south end
  • Treecreeper 1 near hide


May 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Herring Gull 67
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming south end
  • Long-tailed Tit several near hide


April 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Herring Gull 72
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Reed Warbler singing south end, both reedbeds


April 28th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 (all standard colour)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming heard
  • Long-tailed Tit several north end
  • Chiffchaff 4 singing
  • Blackcap 5 singing
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing south end
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Wren 2 singing


April 27th 2019

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult


April 26th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Common Sandpiper 3


April 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Sand Martin some present
  • Swallow some present


April 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Herring Gull 36
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 (inc. 3 very dark)
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Sand Martin some present
  • Swallow some present


April 23rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 3 adults
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Siskin 1 seen and heard in flight


April 22nd 2019

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1


April 21st 2019

  • Common Sandpiper 1


April 19th 2019

  • Cormorant 1
  • Black-headed Gull 1


April 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Greylag Goose 5
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Moorhen nesting 10ft above water in willow
  • Herring Gull 89
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Blackcap singing


Dave Helliar: Greylag Goose

April 16th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Swallow 3
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Blackcap pair
 

April 15th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Mallard pair with 11 ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Common Sandpiper 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2


Sue Heselton: Mallard ducklings


April 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • House Martin 2
  • Sand Martin 60+
  • Swallow 10+

Dave Helliar: Common Sandpiper

April 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 1 NW corner
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Marsh Tit 1 singing in Jim's field
  • Sand Martin
  • Swallow (Mixed flock of c.40 Sand Martins & Swallows)
  • Willow Warbler 1 singing in Jim's field

Dave Helliar: Common Sandpiper (first of the year)

April 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Herring Gull 110
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Long-tailed Tit 4 near hide
  • Pied Wagtail 2
 

April 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 including 4 with very dark backs
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Raven 1
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Nuthatch calling

Also Peacock and Orange Tip butterflies


April 10th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 including 2 with very dark backs
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 (inc P:62A)

 


April 9th 2019

  • Canada Goose 2

 


April 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Common Gull 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2

 


April 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow 3

 


April 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 including 4 with backs as dark as the GBBs
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Common Tern 2 (evening arrivals)
  • Nuthatch heard calling


Kevin Harris: Very dark Lesser Black-backs causing some confusion with Great Black-backs that were also present.
Probably these are the scandinavian race 'Intermedius'


April 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Sand Martin 3
  • House Martin 1
  • Swallow 2
 

April 4th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 4 display in SW corner
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 inc a pair mating
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Sand Martin 200+
  • House Martin 1
  • Swallow 6
 

April 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 nesting
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 inc a pair mating
  • Buzzard 1
  • Sand Martin 150+
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Nuthatch 2
 

April 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 nesting
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Common Gull 61
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 adults
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Raven 1 over wood at south end
  • House Martin 2
  • Sand Martin c.35
  • Swallow 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 6 near hide
  • Chiffchaff several singing
  • Grey Wagtail 1 pair
 

April 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 nesting
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 adults
  • Great Black-backed Gull 4
  • House Martin 2
  • Sand Martin c.35
  • Swallow 1
  • Chiffchaff several singing
  • Grey Wagtail 1 pair
 

March 31st 2019

  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 (north end, one ringed as P:62A - last identified at Chard on 2nd Sept 2018)
  • Swallow 2
  • Sand Martin c.20

Dave Helliar: Great Black-backed Gull ring that shows it comes from Portland Harbour and has visited Chard before.

March 30th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Green Woodpecker calling
  • Pied Wagtail 1
 

March 29th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Greylag Goose 1 (short stay)
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Herring Gull 152
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

Sue Heselton: Greylag Goose

March 28th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (female DKL, male partner on nest)
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Black-headed Gull 0
  • Herring Gull 209
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Black-backed Gull 4 adults (new record count)
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing (south end)
  • Nuthatch heard
  • Marsh Tit 2 (east side)

Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gulls, which are mostly maritime

March 27th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Green Woodpecker 1 calling
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Long-tailed Tit 6+ near hide
 

March 26th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (female DKL but no yellow ring seen on the male)
  • Cormorant 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Buzzard 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 (north end)
  • Green Woodpecker 1 calling
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming near hide
Also 4 Terrapins at north end

March 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (female DKL but no yellow ring seen on the male)
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Pheasant 1 heard (east side)
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Common Gull 160
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 (north end)
  • Green Woodpecker 1 calling (east side)
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing (east side)
  • Blackcap 1 singing (east side)
  • Nuthatch 5
  • Wren 2 singing (east side)
  • Song Thrush 1 singing (east side)

Chiffchaff and Pheasant


Blackcap, Green Woodpecker and others

The male swan BXN appears to have somehow lost his yellow ring, still having the standard BTO ring on his other leg.


March 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (female DKL but no yellow ring seen on the male?)
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2

Also in the good weather, Peacock, Brimstone and Comma butterflies.


March 23rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 and 2 flew over
  • Shoveler 6
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Green Woodpecker heard calling
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming

 


March 22nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Nuthatch 2 calling


Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gulls with Lesser Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull behind


March 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Teal 1 pair
  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Egret 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Common Gull 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7

 


March 19th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 23
  • Pochard 3
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 7
  • Sand Martin 5


Dave Helliar: Pochard and Tufted Duck


March 18th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Pheasant heard
  • Cormorant 8
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Raven 1 over
  • Sand Martin 2
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing

 


March 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Common Gull 8
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker several drumming
  • Sand Martin 8
  • Pied Wagtail heard
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)


Kevin Harris: Spring Flowers


March 16th 2019

  • Wigeon 1 pair
  • Cormorant 5
  • Sand Martin 3
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker at the North end

March 15th 2019

  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egert 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 5
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing at north end
  • Marsh Tit heard

 


March 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 4
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Common Gull 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
  • Goldcrest 2 near hide
  • Sand Martin 1

 


March 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 7
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Common Gull 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Sand Martin 3
  • Raven 2

 


March 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Sand Martin 4
  • Chiffchaff 2 at north end (likely new migrants)

 


March 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 5
  • Cormorant 8
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Common Gull 16
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Green Woodpecker pair outside res, but nearby at north end

 


March 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Gadwall 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Pheasant 1 heard
  • Little Grebe 1 (SW corner)
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Common Gull 5
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Long-tailed Tit 1 on peanut feeder
  • Nuthatch 2

No Marsh Tits had been seen for 3 weeks at the south end. It's encouraging that one was seen today.


March 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 3 (usual 2 plus an immature bird)
  • Gadwall 4 (2 pairs)
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Sand Martin 4
  • Nuthatch 2

The immature swan walked through the wood at the south end and into the meadows, rather unusual behaviour.
I've heard that this swan has now been taken to Hatch RSPCA centre as it appeared to be unwell.


March 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 5
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 5
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Common Gull 6
  • Lesser Black-backe Gull 5
  • Sand Martin 3 (earliest ever record, reported by Dave Helliar)
  • Goldcrest 1 near hide
  • Grey Wagtail 2

 


March 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 3 (usual 2 plus an immature bird)
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Common Gull 48
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5

 


March 4th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 1

 


March 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 8
  • Little Egret 8
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4

 


March 2nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 investigating possible nest sites
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Shoveler 3
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Black-headed Gull c.600
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

 


March 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 6
  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Common Gull 45
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Grey Wagtail 2


Kevin Harris: Shoveler and Teal


February 28th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 28+
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 4


Dave Helliar: Little Grebe with small Perch


February 27th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (mating - rings BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Black-headed Gull 41
  • Common Gull 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Nuthatch 1

 


February 26th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Black-headed Gull 141
  • Common Gull 12
  • Herring Gull 200+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling and drumming

 


February 25th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 11
  • Little Grebe 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Common Gull 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 3 (2 ad. 1 imm.)
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming


Kevin Harris: Cormorants


February 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25

 


February 22nd 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Teal 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


February 21st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Shoveler 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Nuthatch 2

Chaffinch singing in the hedgerow

February 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Black-headed Gull 81
  • Common Gull 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 1 (near hide)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


February 18th 2019

  • Little Egret 10
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Pied Wagtail 30+ pre-roost flock (DWH)
Not quite a record count of Pied Wagtails, but the highest count for over 10 years.

February 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 1 hybrid
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
 

February 15th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 3 (one looks like a hybrid)
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Black-headed Gull c.300
  • Common Gull 22
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

Sue Heselton: Mute Swan (BXN) and Canada Goose (hybrid with Greylag?)

February 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 19 (2 pairs displaying)
  • Black-headed Gull 68
  • Common Gull 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 (adult unringed)
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Goldfinch heard


Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gull and Grebes doing the penguin dance


February 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


February 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Black-headed Gull 84
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Marsh Tit 2

 


February 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 4
  • Cormorant 12
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull c.200
  • Common Gull 25
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Goldfinch heard


Kevin Harris: Teal


February 9th 2019

  • Gadwall 3
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Sparrowhawk 1 (east side)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Goldcrest 2 (east side)

 


February 8th 2019

  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Chiffchaff 2 (SW corner)

 


February 7th 2019

  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Nuthatch 3

 


February 6th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 5
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Common Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming heard
  • Coal Tit 3+
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Chiffchaff 1 (near hide)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Bullfinch 1 (south end)

 


February 5th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Teal 8
  • Gadwall 3
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 2
 

February 4th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 5
  • Gadwall 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Blue Tit more than usual
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
 

February 3rd 2019

  • Tufted Duck 17
  • Cormorant 22
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Herring Gull 47
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
 

February 2nd 2019

  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Teal 19
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Herring Gull 47
  • Black-headed Gull 78
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2


Sue Heselton: Pheasant and Black-headed Gull stood on ice
Also a fox seen


February 1st 2019

  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Teal 23
  • Wigeon 1 pair
  • Shoveler 3
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 (NE corner)
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Redwing 30+ (along east shore under holly bushes)

Dave Helliar: Snow covered trees and Grey Wagtail

January 31st 2019

  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Teal 17
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 22
  • Little Egret 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Marsh Tit 3 (2 south end, 1 north)
  • Chiffchaff 1 (near hide)
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Pied Wagtail 2

 


January 30th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Teal 25
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Snipe 3
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


January 29th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 10
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Snipe 5


Sue Heselton: Snipe


January 27th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 5
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Buzzard 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 2 (south end)
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Mistle Thrush 1 (flew over south car park calling)
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Goldfinch small flock

 


January 26th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 16
  • Cormorant 23
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south end)
  • Chiffchaff 1 (by the hide)

 


January 24th 2019

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Marsh Tit 2 (south end)
  • Chiffchaff 1 (willow by hide)

Also a fox asleep


January 23rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Teal 4
  • Gadwall 1
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 36
  • Sparrowhawk 2 (display over trees at south end)
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Marsh Tit 2 (south end)
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Chiffchaff 1 (SW bushes)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Redwing 1


Kevin Harris: Snowdrops


January 22nd 2019

  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Grebe 2

 


January 21st 2019

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 1
  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Common Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 (near the hide)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Goldfinch small flock


Kevin Harris: Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff


January 20th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Gadwall 7
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Teal 8
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 67
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

 


January 19th 2019

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Teal 4
  • Cormorant 14
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 41
  • Black-headed Gull 157
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


January 18th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 22
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 46
  • Long-tailed Tit 6+

 


January 17th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 38
  • Treecreeper 1

Also a fox in the SW corner


January 16th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 41+
  • Snipe 1 in SE corner
  • Marsh Tit 2 at south end
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 2

 


January 14th 2019

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Cormorant 15
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 39
  • Black-headed Gull 1000+
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Bullfinch 1

 


January 13th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Gadwall 2 pairs
  • Teal 15
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 46
  • Snipe 1 in SW corner
  • Black-headed Gull 1500+
  • Herring Gull 90+
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Marsh Tit 2 at south end

 


January 12th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Black-headed Gull c.500
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 63
  • Nuthatch heard

 


January 11th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 45
  • Marsh Tit 2 at south end

 


January 10th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 14
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 19
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 40+
  • Black-headed Gull 150+
  • Herring Gull 113

 


January 9th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 41
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Marsh Tit 2 at south end


Kevin Harris: Teal and Marsh Tit


January 8th 2019

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great White Egret 1 (flew over north at 16:22 at considerable height!)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 45
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Treecreeper 1 on the children's totem pole
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


January 7th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 8
  • Great Crested Grebe 40
  • Snipe 1

Also a Roe Deer


January 6th 2019

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Cormorant 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 40
  • Snipe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 167
  • Pied Wagtail 1

 


January 5th 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 37
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 4th 2019

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Gadwall 2
  • Tufted Duck 23
  • Cormorant 11
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 44
  • Black-headed Gull 280
  • Common Gull 2
  • Herrring Gull 33
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling
  • Marsh Tit 1 south end
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Robin 1 in the hide


Kevin Harris: Marsh Tit attracted to the feeders


January 3rd 2019

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Gadwall 4
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Pheasant 2
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 63
  • Robin 1 in the hide

 


January 1st 2019

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 32
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 35
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Kevin Harris: Fox asleep

Previous Years


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

email sightings to: kevbirder@gmail.com


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