Whillet’s:- 235 Reed Buntings roosted in reed bed between 14:30-16:00; Water Rail heard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wrens, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron. Flying over: 475 Starlings, 82 Redwings, 26 Fieldfares, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch and 2 Long-tailed Tits.
Managed to see 115 Species at the Reservoir during 2017
(Great effort – and thanks for all your reports – Ed.)
One male Brambling – briefly on the feeders to the right of the hide. Thanks to the lady from Eastbourne who first spotted it.
Quick look back on the year – managed to add 8 species to my patch list which now stands at 134.
2 Wood Sandpiper
3 Mediterranean Gull
4 Sandwich Tern
5 Sedge Warbler
6 Spotted Flycatcher
The gulls are enjoying the new raft already. Many thanks to the team who built it and to those who helped launch it this week. Photo by Bob Stokes.