Kingfisher

Resident bird at the reservoir but in very small numbers, usually 1 or 2 birds. Breeds nearby.

Kingfisher - Kevin Harris 1st Nov 2007

17/06/26 - Bred. Young were seen.

1964 - Winter records.

1966 - Recorded.

1967 - Recorded.

No records available between 1968 & 1983.

1984 - Single bird regularly during Summer & Autumn.

10/08/84 - 2 birds.

1985 - Present.

19/10/88 - 2 birds.

1989 - Present.

01/11/90 - Single bird.

18/08/91 - Single bird.

08/12/91 - Single bird.

1992 - 2 birds during November & December.

10/01/93 - Single bird.

07/01/94 - Single bird.

20/10/94 - At least 1 bird present from this date forward.

14/01/95 - 2 birds.

1996 - 2 birds seen on many dates from September onward.

1997 - 2 birds seen from July onward, to the end of the year. Bred in nearby outlet stream.

1998 - 2 birds seen regularly.

27/02/98 - 3 birds. Adult male & female & a 1st year bird.

02/08/98 - Adult feeding young.

29/03/99 - Single bird

05/06/99 - Single bird. Seen also through July, August, September & October

??/11/99 - 2 birds

??/12/99 - Single bird

2000 - One or two throughout the year

2001 - One or two throughout the year

2002 - One or two throughout the year with up to 3 in July, August and September

2003 - One or two throughout the year with up to 3 in July, August and September

2004 - One or two throughout the year with up to 3 in August and September and also 3 on 14/03

2005 - One or two throughout the year

2006 - Single on 07/01 then none until 05/07 when 1 or 2 until 17/11. None in December

2007 - None until 17/06 then 1 or 2 for the rest of the year with up to 3 during July and August

2008 - One or two most of the year with 3 on 28/01/08

2009 - Up to 3 most of year (not April/May)

2010 - One or two seen throughout the year

2011 - Up to 3 seen through the year

2012 - Up to 3 recorded on 60 dates. None in March or April.

2013 - One or two recorded on 79 dates. None in May

2014 - Up to 3 recorded on 157 dates

2015 - Up to 3 recorded on 146 dates

2016 - Up to 3 recorded on 142 dates (seen in every month)