Dam End:- 8 Common Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 6 Common Terns, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler.
Dam End:- 3 Common Sandpipers on Dam, 3 Whitethroats, 6 Buzzards, Dunlin in summer plumage, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 male Common Redstart in Horse Paddock.
West End:- 1 Little Egret, 23 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Swifts, 1 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 50 Swallows, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mandarin, 2 Blackcaps.
Dam End:- On the Dam ~ 2 Common Sands, summer Dunlin and Little-ringed Plover on the concrete. Also 6 Common Terns, Red Kite with 4 distinctive Buzzards ranging in colour from very dark brown to almost white. In the paddock a male Redstart was a nice surprise.
Dam End:- Mid afternoon 2 Little Gulls came in from the SE at 15:05 (picked on on call) then flew through W, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper on Dam, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew E, Red Kite over South Bank, 50 Swallows, 20 House Martins, 10 Sand Martins and Swifts over the reservoir.
West End:- 1 Garden Warbler, 2+ Blackcap and Chiffchaff all singing, nesting confirmed for: Blue and Great Tit, Wren, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Stock Dove (2 chicks ringed), Mandarin, Jackdaw and Tawny Owl. 3 pairs of Common Terns at rafts. Both Grey Heron and Cormorants now have young visible in the heronry. The white leucistic Grey Heron was seen at a nest with a normally-plumaged bird. 2 Little Egrets were seen at the heronry but not at a nest. 1 Marsh Tit, pair of Greylag, several Mallards, Great Crested Grebes and Canada Geese. More unusual plants seen in flower were Marsh Marigold, Marsh Valerian and Adderstongue Fern.
Whillets:- 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Whitethroat (singing), 3+ Reed Warbler singing at reed bed, pair of Reed Bunting noted, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Crow. Butterfly transect – up to 6 Orange Tip, pair of Brimstone, 1 Comma, 3 Peacock.
Dam End:- Following all seen on Dam ~ 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Dam End:- 10 Swift, 10 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 5 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 60 Herring Gull flew E, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull flew E, 5 Common Tern, 3 Lapwing flew W.
West End:- 1 Little Egret.
Dam End:- 10 Bar-tailed Godwits (2 in summer plumage) on Dam, 1 Oystercatcher on Dam, 1 Greenshank on Dam, 1 Redshank on Dam, 1 Dunlin on Dam, 1 Little Ringed Plover on Dam, 1 Common Sandpiper on Dam, 1 Whimbrel flew through E calling, 2 Mediterranean Gulls flew through high E, 1 Arctic Tern, 6 Common Terns, 1 male Yellow Wagtail E, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Mandarin, 1 Sand Martin, 6 Swallows, 3 Common Swifts, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 1 immature female Goshawk hunting Terns low over the Reservoir, 6 Buzzards.
Whillet’s:- 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Reed Warblers, 5 Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Little Egret flew E, 1 Jay.
West End:- 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Terns, 1 Coot.
Whillet’s:- 2 Reed Warblers.
Dam End:- 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Arctic Terns, 3 Common Terns, 4 Pied Wagtail.
Dam End:- Osprey over Dam early morning, 3 Sandwich Terns E at 07:28. Later 8 Common Terns and 2+ Arctic Terns. Whitethroat below Dam.