Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in August

The hide is now open 24/7 on a trial basis.


August 8th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Black-headed Gull 32
  • Herring Gull 1,550, yet another record (KGH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 26 adults
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 4
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Chiffchaff 2 seen and heard calling

I realized this might be yet another record number of Herring Gulls after counting 243 on the shoreline and seeing many multiples of that nuuber spread out over the water. So I decided to photgraph the birds on the water in a panorama to count properly later. That count came to 1307 which plus the 243, totals 1,550. Such a count can never be absolutely precise, for instance there were undoubtedly a few juvenile Lesser Black-backs in amongst the Herring Gulls, but equally there were a few Herring Gulls that I am sure I missed on the count. The count of 26 adult Lesser Black-backs made at the time was backed up by the photo.

Kevin Harris


August 7th 2022

  • Greenshank 3 stayed for just 5 minutes

 


August 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 11 + 3 juvs
  • Moorhen 1 small juv.
  • Black-headed Gull 29
  • Herring Gull 622 (a month ago this would have been a record breaking number of gulls, but the previous high of 600 in 2020 was exceeded 3 times in July this year)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 adults
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tit heard
  • Chiffchaff 2 seen and heard calling
  • Bullfinch a family with 2 young at the south end


Kevin Harris: A Kingfisher checks the sky for danger


August 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 3 adults
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Mallard 114 + 3 medium size ducklings
  • Cormorant 3
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Coot 6
  • Moorhen 9 + 1 juv.

 


August 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Buzzard 2
  • Black-headed Gull 91
  • Herring Gull 360
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Reed Warbler heard singing
  • Nuthatch 1 heard south end

 


July 31st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2 ad. 2 juvs
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 5 juvs
  • Green Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 13
  • Herring Gull 165
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 ad. 1 juv.
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 30th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 5 juvs
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 29th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Black-headed Gull 50
  • Herring Gull c.900 (record count KGH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 16 adults
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Sedge Warbler 1 (The first for 9 years photographed by Roger Lyndsay)


Kevin Harris: Great Spotted Woodpecker in the Willow by the hide and a Skipper butterfly

Also Large Skipper in meadows. Two dead Herring Gulls were present on the shoreline.


July 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 20 total
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 27
  • Herring Gull 297 including one dying bird (Avian flu?)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 total

 


July 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 3 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 16
  • Herring Gull 253

 


July 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 15 + 5 imm.
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15 + 5 juvs
  • Herring Gull 114
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 23 total

 


July 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 + 3 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 21
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff heard calling
  • Reed Warbler 1


Kevin Harris: Reed Warbler


July 21st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 total
  • Black-headed Gull 1 juv.

 


July 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 14

 


July 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 3 juvs
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Black-headed Gull 6 adults and 1 juv.
  • Herring Gull 105
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9 adults
  • Stock Dove 1
  • Kingfisher 1 very active south end
  • Blackcap song heard

Also a Common Blue and many Gatekeeper butterflies in the meadows


July 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 14
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 16th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 2 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 12
  • Herring Gull 670+ (SH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 25
  • Kingfisher 2

 


July 15th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 13

 


July 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 24

 


July 12th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Black-headed Gull 9

 


July 11th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs

 


July 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 750+ new record count (KGH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 30
  • Reed Bunting singing in SE reeds (heard only)


Kevin Harris: Beautiful Demoiselle

Also a Marbled White and a Common Blue butterfly in the meadows


July 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 2
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 + 5 juvs
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 6th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 + 5 juvs

 


July 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Coot 3 juvs at north end
  • Herring Gull 80
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Swift 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing south end

 


July 4th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 imm.
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 5 juvs
  • Coot 5 adults
  • Black-headed Gull 2

 


July 3rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 13 + 2 juvs
  • Buzzard 2
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Black-headed Gull 1 adult
  • Herring Gull 210
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8


Kevin Harris: Comma and Silver Washed Fritillary in the same meadow.

Also butterflies including Meadow Brown, Peacock, Comma, Silver Washed Fritillary and Large White.


July 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 17 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Kingfisher 1

 


July 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 50+ adults
  • Mandarin 1 unfledged small juvenile
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 14
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Marsh Tit 1 heard south end

 


June 30th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 5 juvs
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Coot 5 ad + 1 juv
  • Kingfisher 1

 


June 29th 2022

  • Little Egret 1
  • Herring Gull 26
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 2
  • Chiffchaff song heard south end
  • Blackcap somg heard south end
  • Wren song heard south end

 


June 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 + 2 immatures
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 5 juvs


Dave Helliar: Mandarins


June 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Mandarin 1 juvenile
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 + 5 juvs
  • Herring Gull 134
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Also a Painted Lady butterfly


June 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Black-headed Gull 6

 


June 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18 + 5 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1

 


June 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan local pair of adults
  • Pochard 3 1
  • Mandarin 1 unfledged juvenile
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 9 adults 1 juv.
  • Herring Gull 185
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 18
  • Blackcap song heard south end
  • Chiffchaff song heard south end
  • Wren song heard south end
  • Song Thrush 1 adult in east woods
  • Chaffinch song heard south end


Kevin Harris: Pochard and Mandarin

Also 2 Beautiful Demoiselles, 1 Peacock butterfly, 2 Speckled Woods and many Meadow Browns.


June 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Herring Gull 78
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Kingfisher 1

 


June 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 5 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 2

 


June 18th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 50+ adults
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 5 juvs
  • Black-headed Gull 1

 


June 16th 2022

  • Mute Swan both adults free swimming, but no cygnets
  • Mallard 18 well grown young in one tight group
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 11 adults
  • Herring Gull 365
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 12
  • Blackcap song heard south end
  • Chiffchaff song heard south end
  • Wren song heard south end
  • Chaffinch collecting cobwebs near hide presumably for a nest

The local pair of Mute Swans were seen to mate on March 21st and only singles (usually the male) seen since then on the open water. A nest was established in the southwest reeds and one of the pair, mostly the female has been confined to that spot since then, until today.

Presumably the 18 young Mallards are the same 18 as were first seen in April as small chicks and again later in May, part grown.

At least 20 Meadow Browns seen on this hot day, the first I've seen this year. I was getting worried at the lack of them. And a pair of Beautiful Demoiselles were active over the east stream.


June 12th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 adults 3+2 chicks
  • Herring Gull 287
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4

 


June 11th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14 adults
  • Sparrowhawk 1 over north end
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Blackcap song heard south end
  • Chiffchaff song heard south end
  • Reed Warbler song both north and south ends
  • Wren song heard south end
  • Chaffinch 2 males singing south end

 


June 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16 adults + 3 juvs
  • Reed Warbler 1 in NE reeds

 


June 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Coot 4

 


June 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10+

 


June 6th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12 + 3 young
  • Nuthatch 1 young bird
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1
  • Reed Warbler 1 singing NE reeds


Dave Helliar: Grebe with young


June 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12

 


June 4th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 9+

 


June 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Herring Gull 112
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call south end
  • Blackcap singing south end
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing south end
  • Wren song
  • Blackbird juvenile south end
  • Chaffinch singing south end

 


June 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 1
  • Herring Gull 58
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call south end
  • Blackcap singing south end
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing south end
  • Wren song
  • Blackbird juvenile south end
  • Chaffinch singing south end

 


May 30th 2022

  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing south end

 


May 29th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mallard 6 small ducklings
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Swift 1 low over water

 


May 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Kingfisher 1


Dave Helliar: Female Mandarin Duck


May 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Herring Gull 77
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call south end
  • Blackcap singing south end
  • Reed Warbler singing south end
  • Chaffinch east side
  • Wren song from 2 locations

 


May 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 9

 


May 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin pair
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 10+
  • Herring Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Reed Warbler 2 singing ar south end

 


May 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mallard 5 ducklings east side, several ducklings north west end
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call north & south ends
  • Nuthatch call heard north end
  • Chiffchaff singing north and south
  • Blackcap singing north and south
  • Reed Warbler singing north and south

 


May 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mallard 18 ducklings in one brood south end
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Herring Gull 20
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call south end
  • Greeen Woodpecker call south end
  • Reed Warbler singing south west reeds

 


May 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebe c.8
  • Coot 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Reed Warbler 1 south end

 


May 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Chiffchaff singing
  • Blackcap singing south end
  • Reed Warbler pair seen south east reedbed (no song)

 


May 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mallard 6 chicks
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Buzzard 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing south end
  • Blackcap 1 singing south end
  • Reed Warbler song from south west reedbed

 


May 6th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Buzzard 1
  • Herring Gull 139
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing
  • Blackcap 2 singing south end
  • Reed Warbler song from south west end
  • Wren 2 singing south end

 


April 29th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 2
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Herring Gull 118
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Reed Warbler song from south west end only

 


April 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1
  • Common Sandpiper 1

 


April 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Herring Gull 75
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Blackcap 2 singing south end
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing south end
  • Song Thrush 1 singing south end
  • Blackbird 1 juvenile with parents south end

 


April 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Common Sandpiper 5
  • Herring Gull 53
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Green Woodpecker heard
Also 2 Terrapins

April 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • Herring Gull 86
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
 

April 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Shelduck 1
  • Mandarin 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker calls and drumming
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Treecreeper 1 probable nest


Kevin Harris: Orange Tip and Shelduck

Also Orange Tip, Brimstone, Speckled Wood and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies


April 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 18 chicks
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Grey Wagtail 1 at dam sluice
 

April 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Herring Gull 38
  • Chiffchaff singing south end
  • Blackcap 1 singing at north end
  • Wren south end
Also Orange Tip butterflies

April 21st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Mandarin 2 pairs
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Common Sandpiper 1

 


April 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Mandarin 2 pairs
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Common Sandpiper 1

 


April 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Common Sandpiper 3
  • Herring Gull 61
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Blackcap 2 singing south end

Also 2 Brimstone butterflies


April 18th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Common Sandpiper 2

 


April 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Mandarin 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Common Sandpiper 5

 


April 16th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Common Sandpiper 6

 


April 15th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Mallard broods of 4 and 6
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 11
  • Common Sandpiper 8
  • Herring Gull 113
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Chaffinch 1
  • Green Woodpecker call heard

 


April 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 adults

 


April 13th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Comroant 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 14

 


April 12th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Cormorant 8
  • Great Crested Grebe 14

 


April 11th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 13
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 10
  • Moorhen 1 on nest east shore
  • Coot 1 on nest east shore
  • Common Sandpiper 2
  • Herring Gull 47
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
  • Goldcrest 2 singing
  • Marsh Tit 1 east woodland
  • Treecreeper 1

 


April 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 8
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Sand Martin 25+
  • House Martin 1
  • Swallow 3

 


April 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
 

April 8th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Mandarin Duck 1 pair
  • Cormorant 6
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Herring Gull 78
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults

 


April 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • House Martin 1
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Swallow 1

 


April 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1 (metal BTO ring, no darvic, but believed to have lost one marked as BXN)
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 2
  • Common Gull 37
  • Herring Gull c.200
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 calling near hide
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing south end
  • Nuthatch heard south end

 


April 4th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Grebe a pair near hide calling
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Black-headed Gull 1
  • Common Gull 7
  • Herring Gull 85
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Green Woodpecker 1 calling near hide

 


April 3rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Mandarin Duck 1 pair
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
 

April 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Cormorant 9
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 11+
  • Herring Gull 60+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2

 


April 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 50+
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 1
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Buzzard 1
  • Herring Gull 74
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing south end


Kevin Harris: Little Grebe and Shoveler


March 31st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2 (local pair with nest)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Grebe 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12+
  • Common Gull 40+
  • Swallow 1
  • Sand Martin 3

 


March 30th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2 (local bird plus one intruder)
  • Canada Goose 1 on Jim's field
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 8
  • Great Crested Grebe 10

 


March 29th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 10
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 10

 


March 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 21
  • Cormorant 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Lesser Black-backe Gull 4

 


March 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Tufted Duck 11
  • Cormorant 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 adults
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Pied Wagtail c.50 in SE reedbed to roost

 


March 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Cormorant 7
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Grey Wagtail pair on dam at north end

 


March 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 1 (just the local female)
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 12
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull c.200
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call heard
  • Rook 1 over
  • Long-tailed Tit 1
  • Chiffchaff 3 singing south end
  • Nuthatch 2 calling south end


Kevin Harris: Rook - Not a rare bird, but Crows and Jackdaws are much more regular here.


March 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Mandarin 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 9
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Nuthatch 1 NE corner
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing NE corner

 


March 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 1 (just the local female)
  • Tufted Duck 4
  • Cormorant 11
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 10
  • Common Gull 46
  • Herring Gull c.250
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker call heard
  • Long-tailed Tit 1
  • Chiffchaff 3 singing south end, 1 north end
  • Nuthatch 2 calling south end


Kevin Harris: Great Black-backed Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gull in front - compare the bill sizes!


March 21st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2 mating
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Common Gull 4
  • Herring Gull 92
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Kingfisher 1

Also 2 Peacock butterflies


March 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 11
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull c.200
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and call
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Long-tailed Tit 1 on south peanut feeder
  • Chiffchaff 2 singing south end
  • Nuthatch 1

 


March 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 10
  • Great Crested Grebe 16

 


March 18th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 14
  • Kingfisher 1

 


March 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 2
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Black-headed Gull 6
  • Herring Gull 60
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Chiffchaff 1 singing
  • Nuthatch 2

 


March 16th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 16

 


March 15th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 9
  • Great Crested Grebe 12

 


March 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal several hidden away under the trees
  • Gadwall 6
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 5
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 adults and 2+ juveniles
  • Nuthatch 2 calling
  • Wren 2 singing
  • Chaffinch 1 near south feeders


Kevin Harris: More than he can chew, he actually gave up and the Cormorant then grabbed it and downed it in one.


March 13th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 8
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Kingfisher 1

 


March 12th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 8
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Gadwall 5 pairs
  • Cormorant 13
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Black-headed Gull 5
  • Herring Gull 62
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Sand Martin 7
  • Chiffchaff call heard
  • Nuthatch 1 seen and song heard
  • Wren 2 singing at south end
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Chaffinch 1 near south feeders


Kevin Harris: Gadwall


March 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2 males
  • Cormorant 12
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Stock Dove 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 


March 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Teal 16
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 adults
  • Sand Martin 2 (DWH early date)

 


March 8th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Teal 12
  • Cormorant 18
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 16
  • Red Kite 1 (Malcolm Brown)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults (one colour ringed)
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1


Malcom Brown: Red Kite first record for the reservoir.


March 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 68
  • Gadwall 1
  • Teal 16
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 16
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Moorhen 11
  • Coot 4
  • Black-headed Gull 25
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Nuthatch heard at both north and south ends
  • Pied Wagtail 2

 


March 6th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 5
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 13
  • White-tailed Eagle 1 (DWH) 17:00-17:20 - seen to fly off north.
  • Black-headed Gull 23
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2


Dave Helliar: White-tailed Eagle - Last years bird was tagged from the Isle of White re-introduction scheme as G463. It has been confirmed by the scheme that there was an eagle at Chard today, but with a different satellite tag to the last one. This latest one is G816, but apparently G463 is also 'in the area'. If I'm reading the information correctly, last years bird G463 went on to visit several north european countries after he visited Chard and has now come back to this area.


March 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Herring Gull 30+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 3

 


March 4th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Teal 18
  • Tufted Duck 5
  • Cormorant 12
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 47
  • Herring Gull 47

 


March 3rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 5 pairs
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 4 1
  • Cormorant 12
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20

 


March 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 13
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Moorhen 8

 


March 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 18
  • Tufted Duck 3 1
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Coot 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2

 


February 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Teal 5
  • Pheasant 2
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 20
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 36
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 9
 

February 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 9
  • Cormorant 24
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 63
 

February 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 21

 


February 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 4 (2 visiting swans chased away in the morning)
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Peregrine 1 fly by over meadows
  • Black-headed Gull 50
  • Green Woodpecker call heard
  • Nuthatch heard north and south ends
 

February 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 6
  • Cormorant 19
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
 

February 23rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 17
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Kingfisher 1

 


February 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 14
  • Cormorant 13
  • Pheasant 1
  • Little Egret 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south feeder)
 

February 21st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Teal 29
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Herring Gull 57
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Black-headed Gull 3
  • Long-tailed Tit 2 on south feeder
 

February 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 13
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18

Storm Franklin


February 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Moorhen 6+

 


February 18th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 7
  • Cormorant 11
  • Great Crested Grebe 14

Storm Eunice, very high winds


February 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 17
  • Gadwall 2 pairs
  • Cormorant 4
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17
  • Buzzard 3
  • Black-headed Gull 96
  • Common Gull 2
  • Herring Gull 93
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Nuthatch 1

Kevin Harris: Buzzard

February 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 12
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 15
  • Little Egret 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 22

 


February 12th 2022

  • Tufted Duck 3 1
  • Cormorant 23
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20+

 


February 11th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 21
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Black-headed Gull 57
  • Common Gull 3
  • Herring Gull 92
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tit 3 (south feeder) collecting moss for nest already?
  • Wren several south end


Kevin Harris: Wren in the south wood


February 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 28+
  • Little Egret 5
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22

 


February 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 32
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 31
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 85
  • Common Gull 11
  • Herring Gull 67
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Raven 1 heard
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south feeder)
  • Long-tailed Tit 3 (east feeder)
  • Nuthatch 2
  • Wren several singing south end
  • Chaffinch 2 (east feeder)


Kevin Harris: Teal


February 8th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Teal 28
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 28
  • Little Egret 6
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Black-headed Gull 32
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1

 


February 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 25

 


February 6th 2022

  • Teal 23
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 29
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Black-headed Gull c.200

 


February 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 23
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 25
  • Coot 9

 


February 4th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 25
  • Cormorant 36
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 24
  • Black-headed Gull 44
  • Common Gull 13
  • Herring Gull 24
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Marsh Tit 1 at south peanut feeder
  • Long-tailed Tit 2
  • Nuthatch 1


Kevin Harris: Egrets at the southeast reedbed


February 3rd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 25
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 37
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Black-headed Gull 57
  • Nuthatch heard (NE corner)

 


February 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 35
  • Little Egret 7
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23

 


February 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 35
  • Little Egret 9
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 23

 


January 31st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 80+
  • Cormorant 35
  • Little Egret 3
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 19

 


January 30th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Teal 57
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 9
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe c.20
  • Green Woodpecker call heard at south end

 


January 29th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 1 pair
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 8
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22

 


January 28th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 97 (highest count since 2013)
  • Wigeon 1
  • Gadwall 1 pair
  • Tufted Duck 6
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Buzzard 1
  • Black-headed Gull 150
  • Mediterranean Gull 1 adult winter
  • Common Gull 9
  • Herring Gull c.50
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard
  • Green Woodpecker heard
  • Coal Tit 2
  • Long-tailed Tit 3
  • Nuthatch 3
  • Wren 1 seen (near east feeders)
  • Redwing 2 south end
  • Song Thrush 2 singing south end
  • Blackbird c.15 south end
  • Dunnock 2 south end
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Chaffinch call heard



Kevin Harris: Plenty of action from the Teal today
The Med Gull was associating with the Common Gulls who all disappeared a few minutes after finding them.


January 27th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 47
  • Cormorant 34
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22

 


January 26th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2 pairs
  • Cormorant 33
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21

 


January 25th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 40
  • Tufted Duck 8
  • Cormorant 32
  • Little Egret 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 13
  • Pied Wagtail 1

 


January 24th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 40 (west shore)
  • Tufted Duck 2 pairs
  • Cormorant 32
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Black-headed Gull 40
  • Herring Gull 27
  • Green Woodpecker 1 flew over water
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (east wood)
  • Jay 1 (east wood)
  • Coal Tit 2 (east feeder)
  • Long-tailed Tit 3 (east feeder)
  • Nuthatch 2 (east feeder)
  • Wren 4 calling (south half)
  • Song Thrush (east wood)
  • Dunnock 2 (east wood)
  • Chaffinch pair (east wood)

I made an effort today to catch up on some of the birds that I think are under reported such as Jay and Song Thrush. For instance there was only one record of Jay in each of the last 2 years. So I concentrated on the south east area near the feeders. I covered the southern half of the reservoir to about half way up. The busiest area for birds was near the feeders with Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long-tailed Tit as well as Jay and Great Spotted Woodpecker higher in the trees. I looked for but didn’t find Marsh Tit, Goldcrest or Treecreeper..


January 22nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 32
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 21

 


January 21st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Teal 51
  • Cormorant 32
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Goldfinch 22+ in hedge at north end

 


January 20th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 7
  • Teal 57
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 12
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker heard (south wood)
  • Marsh Tit 1 (south feeder)
  • Coal Tit 1 (south feeder)
  • Long-tailed Tit 3 (south feeder)
  • Nuthatch 2 (south feeder)
  • Redwing 1 (south wood)

 


January 19th 2022

  • Mute Swan 4
  • Teal 61
  • Cormorant 33
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 142

 


January 18th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Gadwall 3
  • Teal 30
  • Pheasant 1
  • Cormorant 34 evening roost
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 18
  • Black-headed Gull 179
  • Herring Gull 26

 


January 17th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 46
  • Gadwall 3
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 6
  • Great Crested Grebe 21
  • Black-headed Gull 99

 


January 16th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 16
  • Cormorant 30
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Black-headed Gull 35
  • Herring Gull 100+

A check at dusk revealed no Starlings or Wagtails roosting in the reeds.


January 15th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 4
  • Cormorant 26
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 14th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Cormorant 28
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 17+
  • Starling c.200 at dusk

 


January 13th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 25
  • Wigeon 3
  • Teal 29
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 23
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 23+
  • Black-headed Gull c.160
  • Herring Gull 24

 


January 12th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 39
  • Cormorant 7
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 22
  • Black-headed Gull 75
  • Herring Gull 22
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 south end
  • Nuthatch call heard
  • Chaffinch at play area

 


January 11th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 1
  • Mandarin pair NE corner
  • Cormorant 24
  • Little Egret 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Kingfisher heard
  • Starling c.80 at dusk to roost

 


January 10th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Teal 25
  • Cormorant 26
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 26
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming north end
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 9th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 5
  • Teal 7
  • Cormorant 20
  • Lapwing c.30 circled over the res for 15 minutes, but did not settle
  • Great Crested Grebe 24

 


January 8th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Cormorant 18
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 23
  • Kingfisher 2

 


January 7th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Mallard 106+
  • Cormorant 23
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 24

 


January 6th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 27
  • Cormorant 25
  • Little Egret 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 19
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 5th 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Canada Goose 27
  • Tufted Duck 1
  • Cormorant 17
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 20
  • Kingfisher 1

 


January 2nd 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 7
  • Tufted Duck 2 1
  • Cormorant 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 14

 


January 1st 2022

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Teal 2 1
  • Tufted Duck 3
  • Cormorant 13
  • Grey Heron 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 15
  • Coot 9

 

Previous Years


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

email sightings to: kevbirder@gmail.com


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