31st January 2016 seen by Peter Johnson

Sightings from 14:30 to 17:00. West End; Whillets and The North Bank from canoeist’s car park area. 1 Great Northern Diver seen from The North Bank by the Ted Lecomber seat. 3 Reed Bunting at Whillets Pool. 1F Goldeneye at the Plawhatch Stream entrance. 2M & 2F Gadwall, 3M & 1F Mandarin, 18 Mallard, 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 15+ Cormorant, 25+ Common Gull, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Tit, 5+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1F Siskin, 3+ Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 15+ Fieldfare, 5          Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 10+ Woodpigeon, 1 Dunnock, 1H Treecreeper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Activity has started in the heronry with at around 4 pairs of Grey Herons standing on nests.

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