22nd February 2016 seen by Bob Johnson

West End: The heronry is now moving into full swing. 29 Herons with 22 nests noted, some birds are actually sitting on nests. But later arrivals are still building and can be seen flying in with sticks. Of interest was the return of the leucistic (white) heron which was standing at a nest, so possibly paired and nesting.
The water bird numbers are still low, with only 4 Coot, 6 Gadwall and 9 Mallard noted plus a couple of pairs of Great Crested Grebes which are starting to display.
The feeders are busy with mainly Blue & Great Tits, but also Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and occasional Siskin with Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Robins, Moorhens, Mallards and Pheasants on the ground mopping up any spillage. We also have singing Song Thrushes these are more obvious at Whillet’s Pool area.

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