12th January 2020 seen by BJ and AG

W E B S
All reservoir:- 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe (2 at Dam End Lagoon + 1 at West end), 27 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron (5 at west end),  10 Mallard,  7 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher,  2 Mistle Thrush (1 at Dam, 1 at West End),  8 Long-tailed Tit, 8+ Crows, 10 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch.
Dam End:-  22 Canada Geese, 1 Peregrine, 1 Pied Wagtail,  59 Fieldfare, 60+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Jay.
West End:- 185 Greylag + 1 Canada/Greylag hybrid, 2 Egyptian Geese, 15 Mandarin, 2m+1f Gadwall, 3m Pochard, 6 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 43 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 50+ Jackdaw flyover, 1 Raven flyover.      Feeders-: 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8+ Blue Tit, 8+ Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1m+1f Bullfinch nearby.
Whillets:- 1f Sparrowhawk, Water Rail heard, Tawny Owl heard, 1f Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Jay, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch.
Reed-bed Roost between 15:00 & 16:40:  67 Reed Bunting came in to roost. The recent very large Starling roost flocks measured in 1000’s failed to materialize with only 25 birds roosting.
The large numbers of Starlings roosting in recent weeks have noticeably flattened the reed bed. It is not as tall as it was and may not be so desirable to the Starlings. They can be fickle and move to different sites so they may not be back?

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