20th October 2020

Work Party
 

West End:- Kingfisher, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, pair of Gadwall, Moorhen, Great Spotted Woodpecker heard.
Whillets:- Pair of Stonechat, 3+ Song Thrush, Kingfisher, 3+ Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch. 1f Southern Hawker at Pool.

18th October 2020

Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson
 

WeBS
All reservoir:- 7 Grey Heron, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Egyptian Geese, 25 Mallard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Redwing.
Dam End:- 9 Hybrid Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 54 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, Skylark heard, 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 3 Goldfinch, Siskin flyover, 18 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll.
West End:- 40 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, pair of Gadwall, pair of Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 4 Lapwing, 1 Snipe,  2 Kingfisher, 30 Wood Pigeon, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Crow.
Whillet’s:- Water Rail heard, (1 Kingfisher was also seen along river but probably one of the West End pair already recorded above. We think there are 2 pairs of Kingfishers at the reservoir a pair based at each end near the rivers), 3 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 6 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch.

16th October 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 35 Reed Buntings roosted in reed bed between 4pm-6pm, Water Rail heard squealing several times, Tawny Owl calling and 7 late Swallows over.
West End:- 4 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 7 Egyptian Geese, 203 Black-headed Gull, Sparrowhawk.

16th October 2020

Nigel Driver
 
Dam End:- (Vis-Mig) 125 Chaffinch, 135 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Brambling, 11 Lesser Redpoll.

15th October 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 6 Egyptian Geese, 1m Tufted Duck, 1m Mandarin, 15 Lapwing, 1 Common Gull, 145 Black-headed Gull.
Whillet’s:- 2 Greenfinch, 9 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Redwing. 5 Common Darter.

12th October 2020

Doreen Forster & Team
 

West End:- Greylag Geese, Great Crested Grebe and juveniles, Black-headed Gulls, Tree Creeper, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Snipe (2 flying over), Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Canada Geese, Robin, Egyptian Goose, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mallard, Carrion Crows, Jackdaws, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tits.

11th October 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 2 Skylarks and 29 Redwings flew west, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackbird, 1m Stonechat, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 8 House Martin, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Great Woodpecker, 40 Meadow Pipit, 50 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel.
Also 1 Common Blue, 6 Common Darter, 1 Migrant Hawker.

10th October 2020

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- 1 juv Osprey.

9th October 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Geese.

9th October 2020

Richard Woods
 

West End (10.30 – 12.00):- As well as resident species and large numbers of Canada and Greylag Geese –  male Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Geese and about 20 Lapwings.