1st December 2020

Bob Johnson & John Edwards
 

Whillet’s Meadows:-  1f Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, Raven heard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay.
Whillet’s Pool:- 2 Grey Heron flyover, Water Rail and Moorhen heard, 2 Tawny Owls heard at 16:30, 2+ Redwing flyover, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Sparrowhawk.
Reed-bed roost count between 14:15 ~ 16:30: 112 Reed Bunting came-in.
Also 1176 Starlings which started about 15:30 nearly all arrived in small flocks of under 75, only 4 groups were in three figures the largest being c.200. There was hardly any murmuration flight, with most doing very little circuit flying before dropping in. Starlings are very noisy in the roost with constant chattering. But when we had a late Sparrowhawk fly low over the reed-bed there was suddenly absolute silence until it had gone out of sight.

30th November 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- mid reservoir were 8 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 3 Teal and 1 Tufted Duck.
302 Greylag Geese + 3 white geese, 2 Grey Herons.
West End:- 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 3 Mandarin, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Marsh Tit.

23rd November 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 6 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Kingfisher.
Whillet’s- 102 Reed Buntings and 505 Starlings roosted in reed-bed between 14:15-16:30. 2 Water Rails and 3 Tawny Owls heard.
7 Mandarins flew upriver at dusk, 2 Fieldfare, 45 Redwings and 1 Lesser Redpoll flew over, 1f Stonechat in meadow.

22nd November 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- Dark-bellied juvenile Brent Goose dropped in again after feeding in fields south of reservoir with Greylags, 5 Mandarin, 5 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 1153 Woodpigeons flew SW.
Whillet’s:- 1f Stonechat, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 7 Blackbird, 12 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Reed Buntings, 1 Water Rail heard.

20th November 2020

Bob Johnson
 

Whillet’s:- 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Wren, 1f Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, c30 Siskin, 1m Bullfinch.

16th November 2020

Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson
 

WeBS
All Reservoir:- 31 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Crow, 5 Chaffinch.
Dam End:- 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit flyover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Blackbird, c30 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, c20 Redwing, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 6 Goldfinch, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch.
West End:- 1 juvenile Brent Goose which was around for about 10 minutes before it suddenly disappeared, 339 Greylag plus 3 White Feral Geese and 1 Canada/Greylag Goose hybrid, 3 Egyptian Geese, 8 Mandarin Duck, 3m+2f Gadwall, 1 all black with a white front feral hybrid Mallard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch.
Feeders: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackbird, 1 Marsh Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Goldfinch.
Whillet’s:- 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail heard, Stock Dove flyover, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail flyover, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, c30 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll flyover.
Reed bed roost count between 14:20 and 16:15: 108 Reed Buntings, 372 Starlings.

16th November 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 1 Brent Goose.

15th November 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 1m Stonechat behind dam, several Meadow Pipits.
North Bank:- 7 Marsh Tits, 4 Treecreepers, 12 Siskin, Nuthatch, Redwing and Fieldfare.

14th November 2020

Jamie Court
 

West End:- 3 Gadwall, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Water Rail, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 25 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper.

11th November 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 1 juvenile Peregrine over dam, 1 Stonechat behind dam, 1 Brambling in car park, 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Marsh Tit.