Historical Bird Records for Chard Reservoir

These records start with the earliest ones known in the 1920's and go right up to the end of 2016.
See Recent Sightings for the very latest records in 2017.

Some records show the intials of the main or only observer(s), particularly when the sighting is unusual.

Red Throated Diver
Slavonian Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Gannet
Cormorant
Shag
Bittern
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Grey Heron
Spoonbill
Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Bewick's Swan
White-fronted Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose
Brent Goose
Bar-headed Goose
Egyptian Goose
Mandarin
Muscovy Duck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Shoveler
Pintail
Garganey
Shelduck
Red-crested Pochard
Pochard
Ferruginous Duck
Tufted Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
Velvet Scoter
Goldeneye
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander
Ruddy Duck

Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Osprey
Kestrel
Merlin
Hobby
Peregrine
Pheasant
Water Rail
Moorhen
Coot
Lapwing
Golden Plover
Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Knot
Dunlin
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Snipe
Woodcock
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Curlew
Spotted Redshank
Redshank
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Turnstone
Grey Phalarope
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Herring Gull
Kittiwake

Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Little Tern
Black Tern
Sandwich Tern
Stock Dove
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Little Owl
Tawny Owl
Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
Great S Woodpecker
Lesser S Woodpecker
Skylark
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail
Dipper
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Nightingale
Black Redstart
Redstart
Wheatear
Stonechat
Whinchat
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Redwing

Grasshopper Warbler
Cetti's Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Wood Warbler
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Goldcrest
Firecrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
Long-tailed Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Raven
Starling
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Brambling
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Siskin
Bullfinch
Linnet
Redpoll
Crossbill
Yellowhammer
Reed Bunting