13th March 2016 seen by Bob Johnson

Dam End: c.150 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, c.20 Starling in field next to Sailing Club.  8+ nests at rookery in boat park. 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail,  27 Great Crested Grebe, c.170 Black-headed Gull flew towards the dam end roost, 2 Common Buzzards.

West End: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Coot, 4M+3F Tufted Duck, 3M+3F Gadwall, 1M+1F Teal, 2M+1F Mandarin. Late afternoon 1F Goldeneye drifted out from Plaw Hatch Stream. 8 Stock Dove, 32 active nests at the heronry and the leucistic Grey Heron is still nesting. 32 Cormorant,3 Common Buzzards, 7 Common Gulls, 25 Pheasant. The regulars at the feeders included: 2 Long-tailed Tit, Marsh & Coal Tit and 2 Nuthatch.

Whillet’s Meadows: 1 Barn Owl and 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly.

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