29th December 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2 adult and 2 immature Mute Swans.

21st December 2020

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20th December 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2 Egyptian Geese, 40 Lesser Redpolls and 6 Siskins in Alders (car park), 2 Moorhen, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Chaffinch.
Dam End:- 1 Canada Goose, 1 Meadow Pipit and 500+ Black-headed Gulls.

18th December 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- male Goosander.

18th December 2020

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2 Chiffchaffs calling and feeding in the reeds in front of the hide late afternoon (my latest record on patch).
Dam End:- 6 Canada Geese,1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

17th December 2020

Andrew Smith
 

West End:- (car park 11:20-12:23) 281 Greylag Geese, 3 White Geese and 1 hybrid goose, with Greylags, 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goosander m+f, 8 Mallard 5m+3f, 5 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe,31 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher.
Around feeders:- 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird m, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch 1m+1f, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper.

17th December 2020

Andrew Smith
 

West End:- (midday from car park) m&f Goosander off the north bank then moved past the rafts to the inlet to the east. Very good views for an hour.

15th December 2020

Work Party
 

South Bank:- 31 Cormorant in the roost trees.
West End:- mid afternoon 31 Mandarin flew in, also 5 Egyptian Geese, 1 Wigeon, 1 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher.
Feeders:- 2 Marsh Tit,  Treecreeper,  Nuthatch.
Whillet’s:- 1m Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, Bullfinch heard. Reed-bed roost 15:15 to 16:15 – 83 Reed Buntings and c.1340 Starlings.

14th December 2020

Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson
 

WeBS

It was a windy, showery day. There were a lot of gas-gun and shooting noises around the reservoir, so the results were a little disappointing.
All Reservoir:-  12 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 24 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 5 Moorhen, 5 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch.
Dam End:- 2 Canada Geese, 4 Wigeon, c 330 Black-headed Gull were seen at the roost early morning, 7 Stock Dove flyover, 3 Meadow Pipit flyover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 30 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 33 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow.
West End:-  176 Greylag Geese, 3 white feral/Greylag hybrid and 1 Canada/Greylag hybrid Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Mandarin, 1f Tufted Duck. c 3600 Black-headed Gull flew off from the West End roost at dawn, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 6+ Blue and Great Tits at feeders.
Whillet’s:-  2 Teal, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay.

11th December 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- (Between 14:45-16:15) 123 Reed Buntings and 1,480 Starlings came in to roost.
2 Water Rails squealing,1 Kingfisher.