Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in June


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
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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