21st February 2017

Bob Johnson
 

West End:   Heronry now has 34 nests with 45 Grey Herons present at a late afternoon count. A white leucistic bird was also seen at a nest, probably the same bird that was around last year. A Little Egret came into the heronry at dusk (probably roosting). Great Crested Grebe numbers are slowly increasing with occasional display starting. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Gadwall, pair of Mandarin (15 were reported earlier by others), 37 Fieldfare, also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 7 Long-tailed Tit seen at feeders.

19th February 2017

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 14m+1f Mandarin, 16 Mallard, 38 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swans, Water Rail (heard), 16 Common Gulls, 51 Cormorants, 29 Grey Herons in heronry, 2 Buzzards and 2 Ravens.

16th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 

First signs of spring.

Hazel Catkins 16-02-17

Hazel Catkins 16-02-17

The heronry is very active.

16th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 
West End:- 32 Grey Heron at the heronry, numbers are increasing and include a very light-coloured slightly leucistic bird seen at a nest, 12 male Mandarin seen flying as a flock at dusk, 6 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 4 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 6 Fieldfare, singing Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, plus the usual at the feeders.
Whillet’s:- flyover Raven seen and heard, 2 Goldcrest with 4 Long-tailed Tit.

14th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 
West End:- 2 Mute Swan, Raven calling.
Dam End:- 1 Marsh Tit, c.10 Rook (in rookery) – c.850 Black-headed Gull, 40+ Common Gull, c.30 Herring Gull. (Gull roost count taken 30 minutes before sunset – many more birds were still coming in but they were too distant and light levels too low for a better count).

13th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 

Includes monthly WeBS.
All reservoir counts:- 18 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Cormorant, 14 Grey Heron (most at heronry), 27 Canada Geese, 18 Mallard, 99 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull.
Dam End:- 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Rooks heard.
West End:- 10 Greylag, 1 Hybrid Goose, 18 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 36 Lapwing, pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, Bullfinch heard.
Whillet’s:- 1f Sparrowhawk, c.30 Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove heard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 102 Reed Bunting seen at reed-bed roost between 15:50 & 17:20.

9th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 

West End: 10 Grey Heron around nests, 30 Gadwall, 1 Coot, 12 Mallard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 GS Woodpecker.

7th February 2017

Bob Johnson
 

West End: 16 Grey Heron seen at heronry nests, 15 Gadwall, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Long Tailed Tit.

4th February 2017

Mark Roberts
 

West End: 12+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 20+ Fieldfare, 1 Goldfinch, 2+ Great Tit, 30+ Greylag Goose, 1 Magpie, 1 Marsh Tit, 10+ Woodpigeon, 6+ Blue Tit, 1 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 39 Gadwall, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron standing by nests, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck.

3rd February 2017

Andrew Smith
 

Car Park (09.46-11.17) 66 Greylag Geese, 9 Canada Geese, 1 Hybrid Goose, 75 Cormorant, 18 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 30-35 Lapwing flying overhead, 5 Grey Heron,  8 Black-headed Gull. On or around feeders 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker1m 1f, 8 Blue Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Pheasant, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, numerous Woodpigeon. Fields at back of car park 35-40 Fieldfares, 20-25 Redwings, 20-25 Starlings.