6th January 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 1 male Merlin over the Northern Ridge circling before stooping over farm land then lost to view, 6 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Marsh Tits.

4th January 2020

Sue Greig and Alastair Gray
 

Over 4000 Starlings came into the roost at Whillet’s reed bed this evening. Count estimate by Alastair Gray from photos by Sue Greig.

3rd January 2020

Bob Johnson
 

Dam End:- 15:10 to 16:30 1 Little Grebe, only a few Great Crested Grebe,  33 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 185 Greylag + 2 white feral/Greylag hybrids, 1 Canada Goose, 10+ Mallard + 1 feral domestic Mallard hybrid, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Song Thrush.
Dam End Gull Roost:  c1500 Black-headed Gull, 25+ Common Gull, 15+ Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

1st January 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 3,000 Starlings & 82 Reed Buntings roosted in Reed Bed, 2 sqealing Water Rails, 1 Stonechat, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jays, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Doves.
West End:- 15 Mandarin, 5 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Chaffinch.
Dam End:- 1 Little Grebe, 6 Treecreepers, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwings, 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Gull.

30th December 2019

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2m Tufted Duck.
Whillet’s:- 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 57 Fieldfares, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Rook, 1 Water Rail squealing.

29th December 2019

The Ringers
 

Ringing in the Study Area saw a varied mix of species including: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Redwing and Chaffinch (2 male). A total of 25 birds. Other observations included: approximately 250 Woodpigeon flying over, 2 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chaffinch (1 male and 1 female) and 6 Mandarin.

25th December 2019

The Ringers
 

Ringing from first light – only caught a few Tits and a Goldcrest.
West End:- 2 Egyptian Geese flew in, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Tits on the feeder, 6 Pochards, 1 Tufted Duck
(female) and 9 Mandarin (8 male and 1 female).

24th December 2019

Bob Johnson
 

West End:  1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Cormorant, 127 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, pair of Mandarin, 8 Mallard, 4m+1f Pochard, pair of Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove, 100+ Wood Pigeon, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 4+ Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Jackdaw & 8 Crow flyover,  2 Chaffinch.
Whillet’s:- Pair of Sparrowhawk flight displaying, Water Rail heard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, Green Woodpecker heard, 4 Blackbirds.

23rd December 2019

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 155 Reed Buntings and 1,500 Starlings dropped in to roost this evening. 10 Mandarin and 1 Teal flew over,1 squealing Water Rail, 8 Fieldfares, 10 Redwings, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Harrier sp flew west.

22nd December 2019

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 4m+2f Pochard, 4m+1f Mandarin.
Whillet’s:- 180 Goldfinches and 2 Siskins feeding in Alders.