Dam End:- 1 Osprey appeared from the east over the Dam on its second attempt it caught a fish then flew south at 07:13, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Moorhen +1 juvenile, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Raven, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull + my first 1st summer bird, 100+ Swifts and 20 House Martins low over the water, 2 Mute Swans, 4 Mandarin, 2 Mistle Thrush, on the lagoon pair of Tufted Ducks.

Osprey

West End:- 1 Little Egret, 8 Mandarin, 12 Common Tern, 2 Mute Swan, 42 Cormorant, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Swift, 3 House Martin, 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Lapwings, 6 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 77 Greylags, 1 Mink.
Whillet’s:- 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 male Reed Bunting, 9 Whitethroats, 1 Swift, 16 House Martins, 3 Reed Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff. Also 2 Blue-tailed Damselflies,2 White-legged Damselflies.

West End:- 104 Greylag, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 4 Mandarin Duck, 4 Mallard,1+1 juv Moorhen, 2 Lapwing, 11 Common Tern, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Whillet’s:-  1 singing male Yellowhammer (pic), 1 juvenile Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Wren and Blackbird heard, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff heard, 1 Goldfinch feeding on Marsh Thistle heads.
Butterfly transect survey – 1 Red Admiral, 1 Large White, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Comma, 31 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet, 4 Large Skipper, 7 Small Skipper (see pic), 2 Small Copper (see pic). Also – 1 Banded Demoiselle & 1 Brown Hawker Dragonfly, plus a suspected chrysalis of a Burnet moth high up on a plant stem.

Male Yellowhammer

Meadowsweet

Small Skipper on Marsh Ragwort

Small Skipper on Marsh Ragwort

Small Copper

West End:- 1 Little Ringed Plover on Pintail Bank, 2 Lapwings on North Bank opposite view point, Geese and Ducks also now using this area, 8 Common Tern.
Whillet’s:- 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Reed Warblers, Song Thrush heard, 3+ Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff heard, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.
Butterflies:- Ringlet, Small Skipper, good numbers of Meadow Brown and Large Skipper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Large White.
Emperor Dragonfly at Meadow Pond with plenty of Azure damselflies.

18-09-20 Osprey at Dam End 17:30 – Brendan Lanigan

04-09-20 Osprey juvenile over dam early morning – Nigel Driver.

31-07-20 Osprey at Dam End 06:20 – Nigel Driver.

17-07-20 Osprey in a tree near reed-bed in Whillet’s – The Ringers.

06-07-20 Osprey 06:15.

02-07-20 Dam End Osprey early morning.

01-07-20 and 30-06-20 Osprey reported both days early morning coming over the Dam.

29-06-20 Dam End:- 1 Osprey appeared from the east over the Dam on its second attempt it caught a fish then flew south at 07:13 (Alastair Gray)

28-06-20  Osprey over mid reservoir between 07:05-07:23 then flew east.

24-06-20 Osprey at the Dam End around 17:30 (Brendan Lanigan).
Osprey also seen at West End at 06:00.

22-06-20 Osprey high over Whillet’s (The Ringers)

15-05-20 Osprey at West End

20-09-19 2 Ospreys at 11:00 overflying East.

15-08-19 Osprey juvenile overflying South 10:20

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 7:30 am.

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

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.