Chard reservoir sign

Recent sightings

What to look for in February


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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