DAM END: 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 House Martin, 5 Common Tern.  NORTH BANK: 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Bullfinch, 41 Fallow Deer, 1 Muntjac Deer.  WEST END: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Swallow, 1 Red Kite.

DAM END:  1 Little Grebe in Lagoon, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper on dam wall, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 LT Tit, 2 Jay, pair of Goldfinch nesting, pair of Linnet.  NORTH BANK: 3 Garden Warbler, 5+ Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Marsh Tit.  Also a Twayblade was seen in bud along the  public footpath within first section where Early Purple Orchids are in flower amongst the bluebells.

Some sightings from the Members Spring Walk.
Study Area:-  Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Tawny Owl, Mandarin, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, Buzzard, Wren, Blue & Great tit.
West End:- Treecreeper, 7 Common Tern, Coot, nesting Cormorants & Grey Herons,  Great Crested Grebe at a nest.
Whillet’s Meadows:-  Reed Warblers heard in reed bed, also heard Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff. (A report on the members walk will be published soon.)

West End:- 1 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 3m Mandarin, 18 Mallard, 2m+1f Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, flyover Herring Gull, 7 Common Tern, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper.

04-06-19 Osprey seen by Work Party.

28-04-19 Osprey seen over dam just after 4pm (John Hunt).

24-04-19 Osprey reported (Bob Taylor)

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04-09-18 Osprey flying over the West End

14-08-18 3 Ospreys (adult plus 2 young) at The Dam

29-07-18 Osprey flying over reservoir.

01-05-18 Osprey reported at 10:15 flying off to the North – anonymous on RBA and Birdguides.

02-04-18 Osprey seen at about 09:00

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04-10-17 Osprey seen by Alastair Gray about 11:30 at the West End.

09-09-17 Osprey seen by Brendan Lanigan at the Dam End 7:30am.

04-09-17 Osprey seen by fishermen near Admiral’s Wood 7am.

31-05-17 Osprey reported at Dam End.

08-05-17 Osprey at Dam End in morning.

04-05-17 Osprey flying NE at Dam End (about noon).

01-05-17 Osprey headed North over Dam (09:30).

27-03-17 Osprey reported at Dam End late morning.

25-03-17 2 Ospreys watched over the reservoir at 18:20 – Janet Wilkinson.

23-03-17 Osprey seen at about 9;30 am – watched for 10 minutes – Brendan Lanigan at the Fishery.

WeBS & general bird sightings
All Reservoir Counts (excluding North bank):- 42 Great Crested Grebe, 38 Cormorant, 8 Canada Geese, 6 Mandarin, 37 Mallard plus a brood of at least 6 young seen at Dam End, 4 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8 Whitethroat, 11 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff.
North Bank:- 4 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Chaffinch.
Dam End:- 1 Little Grebe (in lagoon), 1 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Common Sandpiper on dam wall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Yellowhammer.
West End:-  32 Grey Heron including 1 white leucistic bird, 23 Mediterranean Gull flew over migrating East, 1 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Tern, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin flew over, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, also 2 Terrapins seen.
Whillet’s: 1 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2m Reed Bunting.

Butterfly count at Whillet’s:- 5m+3f Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1m+1f Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Peacock, 1 Holly Blue.  Also seen 1 Grass Snake.

Dam End:- 2 Coots on lagoon, 4 Common Whitethroat, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 pairs of Song Thrush.
North Bank:- 4 Common Whitethroat.
West End:- 3 Common Tern,1m Tufted Duck, 2 Coot.
Whillet’s:- 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 1m Yellowhammer, 4 Common Whitethroat,1 Kestrel,1 Muntjac Deer.