A change in the weather increased the concentration levels but typically the highlight came not in the hoped for form of a wader, tern or (fingers crossed) fly-through skua – a Woodlark fluttered NE then E over the dam wall at 1120, only Ogston’s second record after one flying west on 8 Oct 1971. A Ringed Plover, scarce so far this spring, went through calling at 0950 but otherwise pretty much same old same old.
- 17 January 2020
15 Canada Geese plus Canada/Greylag hybrid, 5 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, single Goosander, 17 Grey Herons, 5+ Little Grebes, Sparrowhawk & 2 Willow Tits.
- Thurs 16 January 2020
The highlight today was a ringtail Hen Harrier that flew low across the reservoir at 0958 before continuing south. Only the ninth here and the second winter record with two in spring and the remaining five in autumn all between 17 Oct and 6 Nov. Also 4 drake Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 7 Common […]
- 27/12/19 News
MAM TOR The Snow Bunting still present on Dec 25th. CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT The Black Necked Grebe still present on Dec 26th. On Dec 24th 2 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 8 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 104 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 250 Coot and single Common and Herring Gulls. […]