16th November 2021

Darrin Madgin
 

Ringing in Whillet’s this evening finally proved positive; ringed a Redwing, Songthrush and Goldcrest. (Thanks to Phil Holland for all his hard work). Other sightings: approx 400 Redwing going into roost, Buzzard, Kingfisher and 4 Tawny Owl calling.
On 15/11 6 x Mute Swan flying over the reservoir – 2 x 1st year and 4 adults ~ great sight.

15th November 2021

Nigel Driver
 
West End:- 4 Bramblings, 2 Fieldfare flyovers, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Marsh Tits.

14th November 2021

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 5 Mandarin, 2 Gadwall, 3 Coot, 1 Kingfisher.
Dam End:- 17 Mallard, 5 Mandarin.

11th November 2021

Darrin Madgin
 

This morning in the Study area – 5 different species ringed, with a total of just under 40 birds. They were; Blue Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit and Treecreeper. Interestingly a number of the Blue Tits were adult males. One had a wing length of 67mm. The longest I have ever recorded.
Other sightings of note – 3 x Siskin, 1 x Kingfisher, 1 x Mute Swan (flyover), 32 Greylag Geese (flyover), 2 x Goldcrest, 3 x Chaffinch, 2 x Marsh Tit, 1 x Buzzard, 1 x Nuthatch, 23 x Long-tailed Tits, 5 x Goldfinch, 1 x Magpie, 1 x Jay, 36 x Woodpigeon (flyover) and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

11th November 2021

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- Red Kite, 7 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Raven, 2 Marsh Tit.
Whillet’s:- 1 Water Rail.

10th November 2021

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- Great White Egret flew towards Whillet’s.

7th November 2021

Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson
 

WeBS
All Reservoir:  18 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 40+ Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 13 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 70+ Redwing flyovers, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Jay, 5 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch.
Dam End:- 2 Mute Swan, 141 Greylag, 9 Egyptian Geese, 8 White Domestic Geese, 6 Mandarin, 130 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull,  155 Wood Pigeon flyover on migration,  5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 7 Rook,  30 Starling flyover, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch.
Lagoon – 4 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher.
West End:-  2 Little Grebe, 49 Cormorant, 3m+3f Gadwall, 1m+2f Teal, 2m+2f Shoveler, 1m+2f Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stock Dove, Blackbird, Blue Tit.
Whillet’s:- 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.
Also 8 Common Darter dragonflies still on the wing around the meadows.

2nd November 2021

Work Party
 
Three Common Darters at Pintail. Three to four Common Darters around Meadow Pond.
Male Stonechat in the second meadow close to the beehives.
In the third meadow, four Bullfinches and at least two Redwings. Raven flew over calling.

1st November 2021

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 11 Egyptian Geese, 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 12 Goldfinch, 1 Common Gull, 25 Starlings, 12 Redwings SW,1 Sparrowhawk.
Dam End:- 1,300 Woodpigeons SSW, 57 Greylag, 2 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Jays, 2 Grey Wagtails, 6 Siskins in silver birch, 10 Chaffinch.
6 Mandarin along South Bank.