Reed Warbler

A breeding bird but less common recently as suitable habitat has decreased.

1926 - Bred during late June

1930 - Bred

1938 - "A few pairs breed annually"

17/06/65 - 12 birds & 4 nests

30/06/66 - 8+ breeding birds

09/05/68 - 5+ nests

02/06/69 - 10+ birds.

07/05/70 - 7 birds

27/05/85 - Single bird

1995 - 5 singing males

1996 - 5 singing males

1997 - 5+ singing males

1998 - 5 singing males

1999 - 6 singing males

2000 - present no counts

2001 - 4+ singing males

2002 - 5 birds

2003 - 4 singing males

2004 - 6 birds

2005 - 3 birds

2006 - 3 birds

2007 - 2 birds

2008 - seen throughout May with up to 3 birds

2009 - Up to 5 singing birds during the summer

2010 - Max 3+ singing at the south end

2011 - Up to 4 birds seen. Bred this year

2012 - Up to 4 birds singing at both North and South ends of the reservoir in May and June

2013 - Recorded on 41 dates with max 9 on 08/06, 2 young seen on 24/07

2014 - Up to 4 birds singing. Heard at both North and South ends of the reservoir

2015 - Heard singing at both North and South ends of the reservoir. max 5 at South end on 25/06. 2 juveniles seen on 27/07 at South end

2016 - Seen and heard singing at North and South ends. Max 6 on 11/06 and 27/07. 1 juvenile seen in July