22nd April 2021

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- Osprey over Dam early morning, 3 Sandwich Terns E at 07:28. Later 8 Common Terns and 2+ Arctic Terns. Whitethroat below Dam.

21st April 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 6 Whimbrel flew low through reservoir E over Dam at 10:30, 4 Common Terns, 2 Coots, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Pied Wagtails, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Herring Gulls, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Tufted Duck, 30 House Martins, 30 Sand Martins and 40 Swallows.

21st April 2021

Richard Woods
 

West End (11:00 – 11:45):- Egyptian, Greylag, and Canada Geese (two of each); singles of Mandarin (m),  Swallow, and Tern (presumably Common). Nuthatch and the usual Great Crested Grebes, Herons, Cormorants, and Mallards.

20th April 2021

Alastair Gray
 
Dam End:- 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Terns, 17 Mediterranean Gulls high E mewing at 11:30.
West End:- 4 Egyptian Geese, 1 Common Tern.

19th April 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 1 Drake Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Tern and 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls which flew E, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Coot, 1 Mallard with 6 young, Kingfisher, 2 Ravens, 1 Red Kite, 1 Goshawk, 6 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Whitethroat.
Later a Dunlin was reported on Dam.
Whillet’s:- 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mandarin.
Butterflies:- 5 Peacock, 4 Orange Tip, 4 Comma, 1 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

18th April 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- Green Sandpiper briefly on the Dam, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Tufted Ducks, 3 Mandarin, 2 Goldcrest, pair of Chaffinch in Paddock, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Swallows.
Whillet’s:- 1 Male Yellowhammer, 1 male Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Mandarin in River, 2 male Reed Buntings, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzards, 2 distant Goshawks, 2 Jay. 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly.

17th April 2021

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Tufted Duck.
Dam End:- 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in scrub behind Dam.

16th April 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- Mid-afternoon my first Whitethroat singing in scrub behind the Dam, Little Ringed Plover on Dam while a Red Kite was sat on top of the Dam. 2 Grey Wagtails in outflow, 5 Swallows around and a Raven flew over, 2 Blackcaps and a Goldcrest in woods.

13th April 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and female Wheatear on Dam, Common Whitethroat in bushes.

13th April 2021

Editor
 

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