Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in September


September 21st 2018

  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults & 6 young
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 2

 


September 19th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 adults & 8 young
  • Water Rail 1
  • Black-headed Gull 93
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


September 18th 2018

  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Cattle Egret 1 (SH)
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults & 8 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Kingfisher 1


Sue Heselton: Cattle Egret


September 17th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19 adults & 7 young
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit heard
  • Grey Wagtail 2 (south end)


Kevin Harris: The Little Ones


September 16th 2018

  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults & 7 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 102
  • Herring Gull 27
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 8 near hide

 


September 15th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults & 7 young
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Kingfisher 1

 


September 13th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults & 8 young
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 3

 


September 12th 2018

  • Mute Swan (ring FDS)
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 pair at north end


Dave Helliar: Marsh Tit


September 11th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1

 


September 10th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults & 7 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 81
  • Herring Gull 134
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1


Sue Heselton: Roe Deer
Also 2 Roe Deer


September 9th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults & 7 young
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 53
  • Herring Gull 116
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Raven 2 over
 

September 7th 2018

  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 21 adults & 6 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Little Ringed Plover 1 imm. (SH)
  • Black-headed Gull 142
  • Herring Gull 72
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Reed Warbler 2+

Dave Helliar: Little Ringed Plover as found by Sue Heselton.

September 6th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults & 7 young
  • Kingfisher 1
 

September 5th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults & 8 young
  • Black-headed Gull 54
  • Herring Gull 83
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
 

September 4th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults & 10 young
  • Black-headed Gull 128
  • Herring Gull 93
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult (ringed)
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Chiffchaff 1

Kevin Harris: Kingfisher

September 3rd 2018

  • Teal 3
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
 

September 2nd 2018

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 6
  • Great White Egret 3 (GA et al)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult (ringed as P:62A)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 2

Click the picture for a video by Dave Helliar

Graham Austin: 3 Great White Egrets as seen to arrive at 11:08


September 1st 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults
  • Herring Gull 42
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Black-headed Gull 128
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Raven 1 over
  • Chiffchaff 1
Also a small copper butterfly

August 31st 2018

  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults and 9 young
  • Buzzard 2
  • Herring Gull 136
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Black-headed Gull 73
  • Kingfisher 1
 

August 30th 2018

  • Teal 2
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults and 7 young
  • Herring Gull 173
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 107
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Swallow several
  • House Martin c.40
  • Chiffchaff 1
Also a fox

August 29th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Slavonian Grebe 1 (1st seen here since 1983)
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 7 young
  • Buzzard 3
  • Herring Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 50
  • House Martin c.50
  • Swallow c.10


Kevin Harris: Slavonian Grebe


August 28th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults and 7 young
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Sandpiper 2
  • Herring Gull 90
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Black-headed Gull 151
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Sue Heselton: Small Copper

Also 2 small coppers


August 27th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults and 7 young
  • Buzzard 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 95
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Black-headed Gull 43
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult

 


August 26th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Little Egret 3
  • Great White Egret 1 (SH)
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Redshank 1
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 2+


Sue Heselton: Great White Egret


Dave Helliar: Kingfisher

August 25th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults and 7 young
  • Herring Gull 92
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Black-headed Gull 67
  • Kingfisher 1

 


August 24th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Teal 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults and 6 young
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Black-headed Gull 49
  • Common Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 3


Sue Heselton: Green Sandpiper


August 23rd 2018

  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 10 adults and 5 young
  • Herring Gull 77
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Black-headed Gull 59

 


August 20th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Great Crested Grebe pair with new chick in NW corner
  • Redshank 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult


Dave Helliar: Redshank and new grebe chick


August 18th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10+ young
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 84
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10+
  • Herring Gull 82
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Swallow 15
  • House Martin 3
  • Nuthatch heard
  • Wren singing near hide


Kevin Harris: Little Grebe near the hide
Also 2 rats seen.


August 17th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 15 adults and 6 young
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 56
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Black-headed Gull 44
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


August 16th 2018

  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 6 young seen
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 53
  • Herring Gull 100
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 29
  • Long-tailed Tit 1


Kevin Harris: Common Blue Butterfly on Fleabane

Holidays have meant a gap in the records, but it has been quiet anyway apart from the report of a Mink on the 14th. The water level is now going down to hopefully reveal some shoreline for autumn waders.


August 11th 2018

  • Little Egret 3
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Tufted Duck 2

 


August 6th 2018

  • Little Egret 1
  • Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 25 adults
  • Tufted Duck 2

 


August 5th 2018

  • Mallard 2 small ducklings SE shore
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 22 adults (5 families seen)
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 31
  • Herring Gull 207
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 19
  • Coal Tit several
  • Swallow 12+
  • Long-tailed Tit several
  • Reed Warbler singing at north and south ends
  • Nuthatch several
  • Tree Creeper 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


August 2nd 2018

  • Common Sandpiper 1

 


August 1st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 unringed
  • Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 8
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Herring Gull 112
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 6
  • Reed Warbler singing near hide

 


July 31st 2018

  • Heron 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 39
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 23
  • Herring Gull 191
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Reed Warbler seen in SW reed bed

Grebe update: 9 nests have hatched so far with 1 pair having just one chick and losing it soon after. The others had 2 chicks each with one of the 2 being lost from a pair at the north end and one at the south end.


July 30th 2018

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 31
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 21
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Treecreeper 4

Theres another new family with 2 young grebes just hatched at the north end


July 29th 2018

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Spotted Flycatcher 3 pairs

 


July 28th 2018

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 102
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 26th 2018

  • Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 20
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 27
  • Herring Gull 353
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2

So far 7 grebe nests have produced young and there may be more to come.


July 24th 2018

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 23
  • Herring Gull 217
  • Kingfisher 2

 


July 21st 2018

  • Canada Goose 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 25 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Herring Gull 65

Grebes: Another family with 2 young seen today, making 4 families altogether and another possible occupied nest at the north end.


July 20th 2018

  • Canada Goose 4
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 ad. 4 young
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 19
  • Herring Gull 332

Butterflies: Comma, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Peacock, Red Admiral, Ringlet and Speckled Wood


July 18th 2018

  • Canada Goose 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 ad. 4 young
  • Heron 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 29
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 15
  • Herring Gull 152
  • Reed Warbler singing
  • Blackcap calling
  • Song Thrush 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


July 17th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 unringed
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Black-headed Gull 16
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 14
  • Herring Gull 140
  • Long-tailed Tit 12
  • Marsh Tit 1 at feeder

 


July 16th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 unringed
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 15
  • Herring Gull 175
  • Swallow 8

 


July 15th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 unringed
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 15 ad. 5 young
  • Heron 2
  • Common Sandpiper 7
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 55
  • Herring Gull 271
  • House Martin 15+
  • Reed Warbler singing

 


July 14th 2018

  • Canada Goose 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 22
  • Herring Gull 141
  • Reed Warbler singing

 


July 13th 2018

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19 adults + 5 chicks
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 33
  • Herring Gull 310
  • Reed Warbler singing

Kevin Harris: Young grebe from the south east side

July 12th 2018

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Canada Goose 5 {one may not be well)
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 adults + 5 chicks
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Herring Gull 63
  • Reed Warbler singing

 


July 11th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 unringed adult
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11 adults + 5 chicks
  • Black-headed Gull 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 32
  • Herring Gull 257

 


July 10th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 unringed adult
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 adults + 5 chicks
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 43
  • Herring Gull 310

The 2 'resident ' adult Mute Swans have suddenly disappeared along with the 4 remaining cygnets who were too young to fly. Quite a mystery.

The single grebe chick near the hide on 29th and 30th June has disappeared and the parents appear to be repairing their nest in the reeds. The nest on the south west side has today produced at least 3 chicks, with another chick seen on the south east side and at least one (there were 2) at the north end. There is believed to be at least one nest still occupied at the north end.


July 8th 2018

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 56
  • Herring Gull c.550
 

July 7th 2018

  • Mute Swan 0
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Black-headed Gull 7
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 51
  • Herring Gull c.500
 

July 6th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 56
  • Herring Gull 206
 

July 5th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Black-headed Gull 6 ad. + 1 juv
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 79
  • Herring Gull c.500
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler singing

Also several Comma butterflies

Kevin Harris: The distinctive mark on the Comma butterfly


July 3rd 2018

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Black-headed Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 15
  • Herring Gull 200+

 


July 2nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 2 medium chicks (north end)
  • Black-headed Gull 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 56

Also 2 dozen froglets on SE side.
It looks like there are at least 3 grebe chicks on the water plus at least 2 nests still occupied.


July 1st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19 + 1 small chick (SW reeds) + 1 medium chick (north end)
  • Black-headed Gull 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 56
 

June 30th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 1 small chick (SW reeds)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 44
  • Herring Gull 450+
 

June 29th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22 + 1 chick seen near hide
  • Black-headed Gull 12
  • Herring Gull c.450
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 43
 

June 28th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Buzzard 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 19
  • Herring Gull 260
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calling
  • Reed Warbler singing

Kevin Harris: A Herring Gull gives a Buzzard a hard time while a Heron gasps in the heat.

June 27th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Buzzard 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 18
  • Herring Gull 300+
  • Reed Warbler singing
 

June 26th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 4 cygnets
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Buzzard 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 16
  • Herring Gull 283
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Reed Warbler singing
Butterflies: 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown and 8 Ringlet.

June 25th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 5 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Buzzard 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 13
  • Herring Gull 250
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler singing
Also Bream basking near hide

June 24th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Herring Gull 200+
  • Swift 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 2
  • Blackcap several singing
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Reed Warbler several singing


Kevin Harris: Tufted Duck
Also Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly and Beautiful Demoiselle


June 22nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler heard south end
 

June 21st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 87
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler heard
Also Meadow Brown and Ringlet

June 20th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Reed Warbler present in both southern reedbeds
 

June 19th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Reed Warbler present in both southern reedbeds
 

June 18th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Herring Gull 109
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 imm
 

June 15th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Reed Warbler very vocal south end
 

June 14th 2018

  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Buzzard 1
  • Herring Gull 41
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher heard
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Reed Warbler singing south end

Kevin Harris: A good looking House Sparrow not hiding in the bushes for once.
Also a grass snake

June 13th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Warbler singing south end

Sue Heselton: Grebe on nest

June 11th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Herring Gull 55
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult (colour ringed P:82A)
  • House Martin 1
  • Swift 1
  • Jay 1
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing
  • Reed Warbler singing south end

Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gull from Portland Harbour and Common Blue Butterfly
Also a banded Demoiselle seen over the water

June 10th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Buzzard 1
  • House Martin party
 

June 9th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
  • House Martin 10
  • Swallow 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1 north end
  • Reed Warbler heard north and south ends
 

June 8th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Long-tailed Tit family
 

June 5th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 adults (BXN resident male)
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
  • Grey Wagtail 1 north end
  • Reed Warbler heard north and south ends
  • Bullfinch nesting just outside reservoir area at north end

Kevin Harris: Broad Bodied Chaser female

June 4th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
 

June 3rd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 + 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Coot 3 chicks (SE reeds)
  • House Martin 10
  • Swift 6
 

June 2nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 + 6 cygnets
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
Also 30+ Bream reported near the hide.

June 1st 2018

  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
 

May 31st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Mandarin with 2 young
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult
  • Reed Warbler heard

Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gull

May 30th 2018

  • Mute Swan 6 arrivals (resident pair and cygnets not seen)
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Reed Warbler 1 seen

Sue Heselton: Reed Warbler

May 29th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 adults and 6 cygnets
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Reed Warbler several south end
 

May 28th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mandarin with 2 young
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Buzzard 1
  • Reed Warbler heard both ends
 

May 27th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring BXN)
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Mandarin with 2 young
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard at both ends of res
  • Swallow 6
  • Reed Warbler heard and seen at both ends of res
 

May 25th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring BXN)
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mandarin with 2 young
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Buzzard 2
  • Swallow 6
  • Reed Warbler heard south end


Sue Heselton: Orchids appearing in the meadows

This is the first record of Mandarins breeding at the reservoir


May 23rd 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mallard ducklings 6 at north end
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 9

Sue Heselton: Also there have been a couple of farmyard geese around at the north end recently.

May 22nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Mallard ducklings 3 at north end
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker young calling at nest
 

May 21st 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 8
  • Coot 2 chicks
  • Blackcap 3 singing south end
  • Chiffchaff heard
 

May 20th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Gadwall 1
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
 

May 19th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker nest.
  • Reed Warbler heard south end only
Also Speckled Wood at north end

May 18th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Reed Warbler heard
  • Blackcap 4+ heard
  • Chiffchaff heard
 

May 16th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
 

May 15th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Swallow 3
  • Reed Warbler singing from 2 locations at south end
Also 6 Terrapins noted at the north end at 3 different sizes

May 14th 2018

  • Mute Swan 4
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Cormorant 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Reed Warbler singing near hide
 

May 13th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Reed Warbler singing near hide
  • Robin 4 fledglings
 

May 10th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 73
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
  • Blackcap heard
  • Chiffchaff heard
  • Goldfinch heard
Also Orange Tips in the meadows

May 9th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Swift 10
  • Reed Warbler heard
 

May 8th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 110
 

May 7th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Herring Gull c.160
 

May 5th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Warbler heard south end
 

May 3rd 2018

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 82
  • Reed Warbler singing at south end both reedbeds
Also 6+ Orange Tips

May 2nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Swift 4
  • Reed Warbler singing at south end
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
 

April 30th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Buzzard 1 being harrassed by Crow
  • Swallow 5
Also Peacock butterfly

April 29th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 25
  • Cormorant 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Buzzard 2
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swallow 80
  • Sand Martin 10
  • House Martin 3
  • Song Thrush 2 singing south end
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Reed Warbler singing south end
 

April 26th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow 3
  • Blackcap 6+ singing
  • Wren multiple songsters


Kevin Harris: Wood Anemone and Violet


April 24th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Kestrel 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Swallow 15
  • House Martin 1

Dave Helliar: Kestrel

April 23rd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Buzzard 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Swallow 2
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
 

April 22nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 24
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 (pair mating)
  • Buzzard 2
  • Coot 1 pair mating
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
Also Orange Tip butterfly

April 21st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 28
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 (3 pairs displaying)
  • Coot 1 pair mating
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Raven 1 over
  • Swallow 1

April 20th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Blue Tit 6 together
  • Long-tailed Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 2
Also Orange Tip and Brimstone butterflies and Bluebells out in flower

April 19th 2018

  • Mute Swan 4
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Cormorant 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Buzzard 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Blackcap singing
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Treecreeper 1
Also Orange Tip butterfly

April 17th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 nesting
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Cormorant 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Hirundine 80+ (Mainly Swallows)

April 15th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Swallow 5
  • House Martin 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1

April 13th 2018

  • Mute Swan 4 (BXN & DKL + another pair)
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 6 (pair mating)
  • Swallow 1
  • Chiffchaff 6
  • Blackcap 1 singing
  • Willow Warbler 1 singing near hide

Willow Warbler recorded from the hide.

April 11th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 (BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Buzzard 1 being mobbed by a Crow
  • Swallow 4
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Treecreeper 1
 

April 10th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 (ring DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 16
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Sand Martin c.25
  • Swallow 30+
 

April 8th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Swallow 2
  • Blackcap 2 snging
 

April 7th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
 

April 6th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 20
  • Willow Warbler 1 singing (north end)
  • Blackcap 1 singing (NW corner)
 

April 5th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Swallow 10+
  • Sand Martin 20+
  • House Martin 2
  • Chiffchaff 8
  • Nuthatch 3
  • Wren heard singing
 

April 4th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Little Egret 1
  • Swallow 5
  • Sand Martin 30+
 

April 3rd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 mating (BXN & DKL)
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Shoveler 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 6
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 38
  • Common Tern 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 (all on East side)
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 4
  • Chiffchaff 4
  • Nuthatch 4
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Wren 4 singing
  • Mistle Thrush 1 singing
  • Goldfinch several


Kevin Harris: Little Grebe


A Mistle Thrush singing from the tops of the trees on the east side.


April 2nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Common Tern 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Sand Martin 30+

Dave Helliar: Common Tern

April 1st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 (BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Cormorant 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Green Woodpecker heard at north end
  • Swallow 1
  • Sand Martin 16
  • Goldcrest 3
  • Firecrest 1 (East side)
  • Chiiffchaff song heard
 

March 31st 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 (BXN & DKL)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 4
  • Buzzard 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
 

March 29th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Sand Martin 27
 

March 28th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 22
  • Teal 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 seen
 

March 27th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 14
  • Sand Martin 5
 

March 26th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Tufted Duck 18
  • Mandarin 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Herring Gull c.170
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4

Sue Heselton: Scarlet Elf Cup

March 25th 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Black-headed Gull c.200
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Common Gull 3
 

March 22nd 2018

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Tufted Duck 19
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Sand Martin 3
 

March 21st 2018

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Buzzard 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling and drumming
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Coal Tit several
  • Nuthatch heard
  • Treecreeper 2
  • Redwing 1
  • Goldfinch several
  • Bullfinch 1
 

March 20th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 7
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling
  • Nuthatch 3
 

March 19th 2018

  • Little Egret 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 5
  • Hering Gull c.200
  • Sand Martin 3
 

March 18th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Skylark 1 over
  • Sand Martin 5
  • Chiffchaff 7
  • Siskin 3
 

March 17th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Sand Martin 7 (in snow shower)
 

March 15th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Buzzard 2
 

March 14th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Long-tailed Tit 1
 

March 13th 2018

  • Canada Goose 3
  • Greylag Goose 1 (feral)
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 15
  • Great Crested Grebe 9
  • Buzzard 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Long-tailed Tit 10
  • Bullfinch 2
Also a Brimstone butterfly in the south car park

March 12th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Mandarin 2
  • Cormorant 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
 

March 11th 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Gadwall 2 pairs
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Chiffchaff singing at the North end
 

March 8th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Teal 5
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
 

March 7th 2018

  • Cormorant 8
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Little Grebe 4
An extra one Little Grebe has appeared. It's great to see these little characters at the res.

March 6th 2018

  • Teal 3
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 3 pairs displaying
  • Little Grebe 3
  • Marsh Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 2

Kevin Harris: A nice surprise to find 3 Little Grebes today
Very few birds on the water generally

March 5th 2018

  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Greenfinch heard
The water level is very high now after a combination of recent snow and rain.

March 3rd 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 15
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 19
  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Black-headed Gull 14
 

March 1st 2018

  • Wigeon 14
  • Shoveler 6
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
 

February 28th 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 4
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Kingfisher 1
 

February 27th 2018

  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 25
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Goldcrest 1
 

February 26th 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 15
  • Shoveler 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 28
 

February 25th 2018

  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 12
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
 

February 24th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Little Egret 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Black-headed Gull 94
 

February 23rd 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 4
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Buzzard 1
 

February 22nd 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 19
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 32 with much displaying.
 

February 21st 2018

  • Canada Goose 3
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Buzzard 3
  • Herring Gull 85
  • Black-headed Gull 157
  • Common Gull 5
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
 

February 19th 2018

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Pheasant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 28 (4 pairs displaying)
  • Herring Gull 33
  • Black-headed Gull 121
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Firecrest 1
 

February 17th 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 4
  • Cormorant 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 65
  • Common Gull 4
  • Coal Tit 3
  • Nuthatch 1


Kevin Harris: Buzzard and Grebe display


February 16th 2018

  • Teal 1
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Cormorant 10
  • Great Crested Grebe 18

 


February 15th 2018

  • Gadwall 5
  • Cormorant 12
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Black-headed Gull 200+
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
  • Common Gull 5
  • Sparrowhawk 1

 


February 13th 2018

  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Gadwall 8
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Black-headed Gull 28

 


February 12th 2018

  • Teal 16
  • Shoveler 8
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Gadwall 5
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Coal Tit 1


Kevin Harris: Gadwall


February 9th 2018

  • Teal 10
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 24
  • Little Egret 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Firecrest 1

 


February 8th 2018

  • Teal 13
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 27
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Firecrest 1 (SH)
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


Kevin Harris: Grey Wagtail and Firecrest
The Firecrest was extremely active and I couldn't get a focussed shot, but you can see the distinctive colours here.


February 7th 2018

  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Black-headed Gull 40

Also a dead Black-headed Gull seen on the west shore and what appeared to be a dead grebe in the water.


February 6th 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Shoveler 12
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 74
  • Common Gull 5

 


February 5th 2018

  • Gadwall 3
  • Shoveler 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 20
  • Little Egret 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 38
  • Pied Wagtail 1


Sue Heselton: Snowdrops and Robin


February 4th 2018

  • Teal 6
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 15
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Black-headed Gull c.300
  • Common Gull 10
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4

 


February 1st 2018

  • Shoveler 5
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 13
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 17
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull c.200
  • Common Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Coal Tit
  • Nuthatch
  • Pied Wagtail 1

Also a fox in the sun.


January 31st 2018

  • Shelduck 5
  • Teal 19
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Black-headed Gull 5
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 124
  • Bullfinch 1 pair

 


January 30th 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Teal 10
  • Shoveler 16 (highest count for 12 years)
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Common Gull 7
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
  • Long-tailed Tit 6


Kevin Harris: Foxes mating and Kingfisher


January 29th 2018

  • Canadaa Goose 4
  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 13
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2


Sue Heselton: Grebe tangled with fishing lure and line (The warden knows)


January 28th 2018

  • Gadwall 2
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 18

 


January 27th 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Teal 28
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Bullfinch 2 pairs

 


January 26th 2018

  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 29
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Little Grebe 1

 


January 25th 2018

  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 28
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Common Gull 2
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 6
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Redwing 2

 


January 24th 2018

  • Gadwall a pair
  • Teal 19
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 26

 


January 23rd 2018

  • Teal 15
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Magpie 3
  • Redwing 11

 


January 19th 2018

  • Teal 20
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Gadwall 3
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 29
  • Black-headed Gull 57
  • Common Gull 3
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Redwing c.25

 


January 18th 2018

  • Teal 33
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Gadwall 6
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Nuthatch heard

 


January 17th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 (rings BXN & DKL)
  • Teal 21
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Gadwall 4
  • Cormorant 21
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 28
  • Buzzard 1
  • Little Gull 1
  • Nuthatch 2


Kevin Harris: Little Gull


January 15th 2018

  • Teal 28
  • Gadwall 3
  • Cormorant 14
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 30
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Nuthatch at the feeder

 


January 12th 2018

  • Teal 28
  • Gadwall 6
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Nuthatch at the feeder

 


January 11th 2018

  • Teal 20
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21

 


January 10th 2018

  • Mute Swan 1 ad (ringed) + 1 imm.
  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 27
  • Kingfisher 3
  • Redwing 3

 


January 8th 2018

  • Mute Swan 2 ad 1 imm.
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 7
  • Shoveler 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 32
  • Herring Gull 89
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

 


January 7th 2018

  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 12
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Herring Gull 161
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Black-headed Gull 200+

 


January 6th 2018

  • Canada Goose 15
  • Teal 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 8
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Snipe 2

 


January 1st 2018

  • Teal 6
  • Shoveler 3
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Buzzard 1
  • Herring Gull 105
  • Black-headed Gull 37
  • Common Gull 4

 

Previous Years


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

email sightings to: kevbirder@gmail.com


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