Dam End:-  9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck, 7 Mallard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 9 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 23 Rook, 2 Crow, c250 Starling flock seen distantly heading  North.
Dam End Gull Roost – c650 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull, 11 Herring Gull

I have received an overseas ringing recovery from the BTO about a Blackcap that was ringed as a 1st-year bird on 12 August 2021 in Whillets. The bird was captured exactly a month later at Saint-Froult, Charente-Maritime, France having travelled 583km. The bird was noted to be displaying it’s black cap having moulted it’s juvenile brown cap.

West End:- 4 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 145 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Common Gull.
Whillet’s:- 36 Reed Buntings and 4 Starlings came in to roost, 15 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mallard, 1 Redwing, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Egyptian Goose flew W.

West End:- 5 Snipe, 10 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Mandarin, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Egyptian Geese, 70 Greylag Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Raven, 1 Marsh Tit, 8 Bullfinch, 1 Jay.
All Reservoir:-  7 Little Grebes ( 4 West End,3 Lagoon).
Dam End:- 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20 Fieldfare, 4 Magpie, 5 Blackbird.
Whillets:- 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Redwings, 2 Water Rails, 4 Moorhens.

West End:-  1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 23 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Egyptian Goose, 8 White Feral/Domestic Geese, 12 Mallard, 4m+1f Gadwall, 1m+1f Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 3 Coot, 1 Moorhen,  15 Black-headed Gull,
On Feeders:- 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 Marsh Tit, 8+ Blue Tit, 5+ Great Tit.
Whillet’s:- 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Membership fees for 2022 are now due. All members have received a reminder with the recent Newsletter 95. If you have any questions or would like to join for the first time please let me know – Tom Howard-Jones ([email protected]). Best wishes for the New Year. 8th January 2022.

Our Newsletter #95 – Winter 2021 – has been sent out by email and by post (07-01-22). You should receive your copy soon. Please contact me if you have any problems. Tom ~ Membership Secretary