20th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 14 Buzzards, 1 Little Egret.
North Bank:- Lesser Whitethroat.
Dam End:- 2 Common Tern.

19th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 2 Common Whitethroats, 3 Mandarins, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Mole under tin, in meadow pond 30 Smooth Newts and 3 Palmate Newts,1 Large Red Damselfly.
West End:- 1 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 4 Swallows, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4 Mandarin, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap.

19th April 2018

Robert Ludman
 

Wheatear on the Dam Wall this afternoon.

17th April 2018

Robert Ludman
 

The first of our Common Terns have arrived. 3 came in this morning and immediately started fishing half way down the reservoir. As the fish are still deep generally hopefully they will soon find some opposite the hide.

16th April 2018

Andrew Smith
 

West End, car park (10.44- 11.42) 14 Grey Heron, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese overflying, 15 Mallard, 2m Mandarin, 1 Coot, 3 Swallows, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit,  2 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 1f  Blackcap, 1 Terrapin.

16th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 2 Raven, 1 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swallow.
West End:- 9 Cormorants on nests, 6 Swallows, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mandarin.

15th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1m Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1m Mandarin, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Lesser Redpolls.
West End:- 8 Swallows, 2m Shoveller, 1m+1f Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 2m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtails, 8 Cormorants on nests with 9th being built, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls, 1f Brambling around feeders, 14 Mallard, 4m Mandarin.
Northbank:- 8 Blackcap, 2 Reed Buntings.

14th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 8 Cormorants on nests, 2 House Martins, 1 Swallow, 4m Mandarin, 1f Brambling, 1m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff.
Whillet’s:- 2m Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mallard, 1m Mandarin, 2 Canada Geese – 5 Toads, 3 Common Shrews, 3 each of Comma and Peacock butterflies.

13th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

North Bank:- 1 Lesser Whitethroat reported this morning around the Picnic area.

9th April 2018

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 34 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins, 1 House Martin, 1f Brambling, 2m+1f Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coot, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Chaffinch.