19th May 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Whillet’s:-1 Sedge Warbler,1 Cuckoo

18th May 2020

Bob Johnson
 

WeBS and Other Sightings
Dam End:- 1 Little Grebe on lagoon also Garden Warbler and Song Thrush in same area. 16 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 immature Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese plus a Canada/Greylag hybrid, 15 Canada Geese flock (5 adults in a creche with 10 young), pair of Mandarin + female with 8 tiny ducklings, 14 adult + 3 well-grown young Mallards plus domestic Mallard with the white front, 1 Buzzard, 2 Hobby flying along North bank between dam and picnic area mid-morning, 2 Common Sandpiper on dam wall,  1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Swift, 1 Swallow, 5 House Martins around pumping station, 3 Pied Wagtail, at least 4 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap and Chiffchaff around dam area. 1 Raven being mobbed by Crows, 1 flyover Linnet.
Also: 2 Common Blue and1 Small Copper butterflies on dam wall.
West End:- 9 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Cormorant, 14 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 14 adult +2 well-grown young Mallard, 11 Common Tern on rafts (7 pair total), Stock Dove heard, 2 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, Blackcap and pair of Nuthatch at Car Park, 2 Goldfinch flyover.
Whillets:- 2 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel, Stock Dove, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff.
Also:- 1 Grass Snake, 1 Common Lizard.
Butterflies – 2 Red Admiral; 3 Peacock, 1Green-veined White, 1 Large White also a Wood Carpet moth.
Dragonflies – 2 Azure Damselfly, 1 female Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly ovipositing at meadow pond (See pic), 2 Beautiful Demoiselle.

Four Spotted Chaser

15th May 2020

Bob Johnson
 

West End: 14 Grey Herons (photo of one of this years fledged young). The heronry is getting quieter as the young fledge or adults leave after a failed nesting attempt. A few later starters are still active.  29 Cormorants (there are13 active nests many of which have young; Cormorants started nesting later so none have fledged yet). 6 Great Crested Grebe (displaying seen), 7 pairs of Common Terns are holding territories on the rafts, A female Mallard with 3 well-grown young.
2 Canada Geese with 5 young on Pintail, 2 Greylag flew over, 3m Mandarin, 1 Buzzard,  1 Stock Dove, 1 flyover Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldfinch.
Whillet’s:- 2 Canada Geese, pair of Mandarin flew over, 1 Buzzard, 2+ Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, a singing Nightingale (rare for here) was heard last week but not today.  1 Downy Emerald Dragonfly, 1 Large Red and 1 Azure Damselflies, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle. 1 Grass Snake, 2 Peacock and 2 Green-veined White butterflies.

15th May 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2 Hobbies,1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzards,1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Mandarin, 4 Swallows, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 12 Common Tern.

16th May 2020

Editor
 

We have resumed the reporting of sightings at Weir Wood. If you are visiting the site it is your responsibility to respect social distancing and comply with the current Covid-19 behaviour recommendations. Please stay safe and well.

15th May 2020

RL and ND
 

11th May 2020 – Hobby seen from Picnic Site on North Bank – Robery Ludman

15th May 2020 – Osprey seen at West End – Nigel Driver

23rd March 2020

Andrew Smith
 

Car Park, West End, (08, 33-10, 06):- 4 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mandarin 2m+1f, 9 Mallard, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 22 Cormorant, 13 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard overhead, 1 Red Kite overflying, 1 Kestrel m, 6 Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers m+f, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch m, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail,
Dam End:- (10, 30-10.54) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Gull overflying, 2 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail,

23rd March 2020

Bob Johnson
 

Dam End:-  2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Gull, 1 immature Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Mandarin flyover, 1 Stock Dove, 60+ Wood Pigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail.
West End:-  13 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Cormorant, Heronry still very active with young seen at nests, 3 Greylag, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, pair of Mandarin, 3 flyover Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 5 Snipe on Pintail, 1 flyover Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5+ Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch.

23rd March 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Gull, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails, 3m Gadwall, 1 Mistle Thrush.
West End:- 6 Common Snipe, 2 Mandarin, 1 Little Grebe, 5 immature Mute Swan ,2 Egyptian Geese.
Whillet’s:- 1 Common Snipe, 4 Comma Butterflies.

22nd March 2020

Nigel Driver
 

North Bank:- 1 Green Sandpiper flying along North Bank.