Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in February


February 25th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 5
 

February 24th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 4 (2 pairs)
  • Great Crested Grebe 3
  • Kingfisher 1
 

February 22nd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 2
  • Little Egret 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Black-headed Gull 176
  • Common Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2
 

February 21st 2020

  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
 

February 19th 2020

  • Great Crested Grebe 3
  • Black-headed Gull 70+
  • Herring Gull 37
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
 

February 18th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Black-headed Gull 5
  • Common Gull 1
  • Herring Gull c.100
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-Tailed Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Treecreeper 1

Kevin Harris: Marsh Tit and Treecreeper

February 17th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Black-headed Gull 10
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 86
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call heard
 

February 16th 2020

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Cormorant 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Oystercatcher 1
  • Common Gull 3

Dave Helliar: Oystercatcher

February 14th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Black-headed Gull 60+
  • Kingfisher 2
 

February 13th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Little Egret 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
 

February 12th 2020

  • Canada Goose 4
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 19
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Black-headed Gull 50+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
 

February 11th 2020

  • Canada Goose 4
  • Teal 4
  • Shoveler 4
  • Smew 1 redhead (north end)
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 14
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2
 

February 10th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Teal 4
  • Cormorant 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull c.80
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Redwing c.50 in Jim's field
  • Goldfinch 10 north end

 


February 9th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2

 


February 8th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 19
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lapwing 4
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Goldfinch small party


Kevin Harris: Lapwing and Mute Swans
The immature Mute Swan joined in with the adults display, immediately prior to the adults mating. Behaviour that I've not seen before.


February 7th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Teal 4
  • Mallard 125+
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 21
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 30
  • Herring Gull 77
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Marsh Tit 2 (north end)

 


February 6th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 14
  • Teal 4
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Common Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 1


Dave Helliar: Smew


February 5th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Smew 1 redhead (south-east side)
  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 5
  • Great White Egret 1 (Brian Hill)
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Kingfisher 2

 


February 4th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 23
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Smew 1 redhead (south-east side)
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1

 


February 3rd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 41

 


February 2nd 2020

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 16

 


February 1st 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 2
  • Shoveler 3
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 26

 


January 31st 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 30+
  • Black-headed Gull 15
  • Common Gull 1

 


January 30th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 20
  • Great Crested Grebe 33
  • Black-headed Gull 60+
  • Common Gull 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 29th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Black-headed Gull 144
  • Mediterranean Gull 4
  • Common Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1


Kevin Harris: Two of the Med Gulls today


January 28th 2020

  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23

No sign of the Smew today, plenty of people looking.


January 27th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 27 (some displaying)

 


January 26th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22+

 


January 25th 2020

  • Canada Goose 18
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 31
  • Black-headed Gull 70+

 


January 24th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 3
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Lapwing 1 in SW corner

 


January 23rd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 19
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Black-headed Gull 250+
  • Herring Gull 170+
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 2

 


January 22nd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 19
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20+
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1

Foggy


January 21st 2020

  • Smew 1 redhead

 


January 20th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 22
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

 


January 19th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 2
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Herring Gull 29
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 3
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Nuthatch 2

 


January 18th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 10
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23

 


January 17th 2020

  • Pheasant 1 heard
  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Grey Wagtail 1

The water level was high after much recent rain and birds were in short supply


January 16th 2020

  • Smew 1 redhead

 


January 15th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Cormorant 10
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22

 


January 13th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 12th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 4
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Kingfisher 2

 


January 11th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 4
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Black-headed Gull c.60
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 6+


Kevin Harris: Little Egret catches a fish near the hide


January 10th 2020

  • Mute Swan 4 adults 1 imm
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Smew 1 redhead (asleep on SW shore)
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 9th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Little Egret 1
  • Kingfisher 2

 


January 8th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 2
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 29
  • Little Egret 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 24

 


January 7th 2020

  • Mute Swan 3 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 11
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Goldfinch flock

 


January 6th 2020

  • Mute Swan 3 adults 1 imm
  • Tufted Duck 15
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 5th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 5
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 4th 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 18
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 24

 


January 3rd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Wigeon 1
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 12
  • Nuthatch 3+
  • Treecreeper 1

 


January 2nd 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Cormorant 23
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 1st 2020

  • Mute Swan 2 adults 1 imm
  • Teal 23
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Smew 1 redhead
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Pied Wagtail 15+
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 

Previous Years


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

email sightings to: kevbirder@gmail.com


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