1 Little Egret, 12 Mandarin, 2 pairs of Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 23 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woopecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 30 flyover Starling, 6 flyover Chaffinch, Treecreeper, Goldfinch.

Reed Bed:- 109 Reed Buntings went into the roost between 14:25 & 16:40, also 2 Starlings. 1 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, 2 Egyptian Geese flew over.
West End:- Quick look at dusk and noticed – 5 Tufted Duck, 10 Mandarin, 2 Gadwall, 100+ Greylag, Teal and Snipe.

At picnic area 2 Fieldfare and 6 Redwing over and 2 Chiffchaff along the north bank path from the dam.
West End:- a drake Shoveler, 2 drake Mandarin and the regulars.

Our first fungus foray was held on 15 October 2017. Please click HERE to see a full list of the species identified and a selection of photographs. We hope to hold further walks and to carry out more surveys. Our reserve promises to reveal more interesting discoveries. Many thanks to Nick Aplin and his colleagues from the Sussex Fungi Society for all their expertise and help.

Whillet’s:- 70 Reed Buntings roosted in Reed Bed from 16:30 onwards, 60 Redwings flew west, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll over.
West End:- 55 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Coot, 47 Lapwing, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 14 Mandarin, 13 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 12 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Fieldfare.

The water level is still dropping.
West End (main highlights): 4 Grey Heron, 128 Greylag, 2 Egyptian Geese, 25 Mandarin, 25 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 70 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 7 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 37 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch. Also 2 Foxes.
Whillet’s:- 1 Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren.

West End:- 11 Snipe, 20 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 11 Mandarin, 50 Mallard, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Egyptian Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Common Gull, 1 Coot, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 27 Redwing, 275 Starlings, 12 Goldfinch, 16 Chaffinch, 30 Lesser Redpoll.