Siskin

Winter visitor to the reserve, easily overlooked if the calls are not recognised.

Siskin, Baz Stevens '92

??/12/66 - Up to 25 Birds in mid December

17/03/68 - 2 Birds

09/01/71 - 2 Birds

20/03/71 - 4 Birds

??/12/71 - 5 to 8 Birds in late December

07/12/96 - Approximately 15 Birds

01/01/98 - 23 Birds in Alders

14/03/98 - 10+ Birds

20/12/98 - 3 Birds

07/03/99 - approximately 12 Birds

14/11/99 - 2 Birds

27/12/99 - Single Bird

23/01/00 - A singing male present. Small parties seen in the first 4 months and again in September

03/12/00 - 10 birds

2001 - A few singles apart from 6 on 31/12

2002 - 25+ on 02/02. Also 1 in song on 03/03 and 10 on 09/03

2003 - 8+ on 12/01, 3 on 16/11 plus a few ones or twos

2004 - 1 on 08/01, 6+ on 28/02, 5 on 19/03, 1 in song 08/04

2005 - The only record was of calls heard on Christmas day

2006 - 7 on 07/01 and 2 on 24/02

2007 - up to 3 in November/December

01/03/08 - 14+ A few other records of small numbers (up to 4)

2009 - several dates in the early part of the year with max 10 on 29/01/09

2010 - up to 8 recorded in the winter months

2011 - 10-20 for a week in early March, 6 flew over 25/12, otherwise a few ones or twos heard

2012 - The only records were of c.10 over on 25/11 and 1 heard 25/12

2013 - 8 records, max 30+ on 11/02

2014 - 9 records, max 10 on 06/02

2015 - Only one record of 'a few' on 04/10

2016 - 10 records covering February, March and April. Max 8 on 26/02 (a party of 8 was also reported from local gardens in February)