15th December 2019 seen by AG and BJ

WeBS by Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson
All reservoir: 14 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 30 Mallard + 1 feral hybrid, 7 Moorhen,  2 Kingfisher,  2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 31 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Chaffinch, 26 Goldfinch, 7 Long-tailed Tit.
Dam End:- 14 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wren, 1 Treecreeper.
West End:- 214 Greylag Geese + 1 Canada/Greylag hybrid, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Mandarin,  1m Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail,  1 Coot, c.700 Black-headed Gull (early morning leaving roost), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 18 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay flyover, 50+ Jackdaw flyover, 2 Rook.
Whillets:-  1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull flyover,  Mistle Thrush flyover, 1m Brambling, 3 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.
Reed-bed roost count (from 14:15 to 16:15):-  153 Reed Bunting came in to roost. Also an impressive Starling count which included the following flocks entering reed-bed –  c1100 + c100 + c500 + c600 + 30 stragglers = Estimated 2330 Starlings total.  Also a female Sparrowhawk seen attacking the circling Starling flocks.

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