51 Canadas, 55 Greylags & single Pinkfoot, 8 Gadwall, 16 Tufteds, 2 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 2 Oystercatchers, 256 Lapwings, a Knot came in at 1100 in a snow flurry and briefly landed on the ice in the centre of the reservoir; only the second February record here of a bird that has become less frequent despite good coverage, a single record last year (summer adult on 19 Jul) was the first since Nov 2014. Rare in spring/winter, most records are between Aug & Nov (usually singles with a best of three on 20 Sep 1989), an adult Herring Gull with a yellow colour-ring on the left leg was too distant unfortunately, 5 Common Gulls, c80 Linnets.
- Tues 20 August 2019
2 Mute Swans, 22 Mandarins, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 111 Tufteds, 2 Pochard, the Little Grebes in Chapel Bay have two small chicks, regular Osprey 0840-0930 at least then left SW ( present off & on since 8 Aug), 8 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, juv f. Peregrine, ‘brown’ Merlin over fields north of the res, ad Yellow-l-Gull, […]
- Mon 19 August 2019
4 Mute Swans, 122 Tufteds, Pochard, Little Egret, 63 Lapwings, 2 C.Snipe, 5 Whimbrel high over the res drifted west at 1115 and another was heard distantly at 1245, c25 Swifts, c20 Sand Martins, c100 House Martins, Spotted Flycatcher in the car park. A Tree Pipit over the main car park late afternoon was our […]