Smew

A rare winter visitor to the reservoir. 8 birds have been recorded. Your chances of seeing a Smew at Chard on a winter's day are about 500 to 1 against.

17/01/60 - Single female. (DEP)

07/02/76 - Single male. Seen again on 08/02 & 02/03

09/02/76 - Single female. Seen again on 29/02

08/11/78 - Single female

04/01/80 - 2 birds, inc. a male

11/01/99 - Single female. Seen again on 12/01. (DWH)

26/12/00 - Single redhead stayed 2 days

28/12/08 - 1 pair