10th December 2021

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 2 Goldeneye, a male and female, flew in over the dam and continued to the west end.
West End:- Water Rail near the hide.

7th December 2021

Work Party
 

West End:-  6 Gadwall, 6 Coot, 1 Little Grebe.

6th December 2021

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 3 Red Kites, a male Peregrine, 2 Ravens and 14 Jays in a loose gathering,
West End:- Marsh Tits and 2 Goldcrests.

30th November 2021

Nigel Driver
 

6 Siskins, 10 Redpolls, Redwings and Fieldfares, 3 Kingfishers, 3 Little Grebes.
West End:- 3 Marsh Tits, Tufted Duck flock, 2 Ravens over.

30th November 2021

Work Party
 

West End:- 2 Mute Swan.
Whillet’s:- 1 Peregrine flyover, 1 Water Rail, Tawny Owl and Green Woodpecker heard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 3000+ Starling flying into reed-bed to roost. (True number would be higher – late afternoon we watched wave after wave of Starlings flying in; we just estimated and noted the size of the bigger flocks.)

30th November 2021

Darrin Madgin
 

The following recovery for a Kingfisher has been received from the BTO:-
A juvenile Kingfisher ringed on the morning of 12th August 2021 in Whillet’s meadows has been found (dead) on 27th November; some 107 days later in Wexford, Ireland ~ a distance of 482km.
An incredible journey for a Kingfisher.

29th November 2021

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- 20 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe.
Dam End:- 9 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff in car park.

26th November 2021

Bob Johnson
 

Whillet’s:-  1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chaffinch and 1 Fox.
West End:-  2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 14 Mallard, 1 Raven and 1 Stock Dove flew over,  4 Great Crested Grebe, 23 Cormorant, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Redwing, 2 Crow, 30 Jackdaw flyover.
Feeders:-  1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, Nuthatch heard, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch.

25th November 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 5,325 Starlings and 63 Reed Buntings into roost this evening.
2 Water Rails heard,4 Chaffinch,3 Bullfinch,1 Tufted Duck,15 Redwings and Sparrowhawk flew over.

23rd November 2021

Work Party
 

West End:- 1m Goldeneye seen this morning, 6m+2f Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 40 Cormorant, 150 Greylag, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 2 Snipe, 60 Black-headed Gull,  1 Stock Dove heard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch.
North Bank:- 5 Fieldfare flyover, 1 Redwing.
Whillet’s:- 1 Song Thrush, 1 Raven, 300+ Starling flyover.