1 Mute Swan, 22 Mandarins, 5 Gadwall, 40 Cormorants, 3 Little Egrets, 4 Little Grebes, Osprey in the afternoon, c10 C.Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, juv Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Black-t-Godwits 0855-0900 before continuing SW, a Greenshank in at 0944, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 47 Swifts still, 3 Kingfishers, 2 Ravens, Willow Tit, more Chiffchaffs, 2/3 Willow Warblers, Whitethroats & Blackcaps, juv Song Thrush, 3 Spotted Flycatchers & the juv Redstart still present round the car park/shrike bushes. The first Meadow Pipit of the autumn flew through.
- 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 […]
- Wed 15 January 2020
The 1stW Iceland Gull was in the roost again tonight, seen intermittently since 4 Jan, this bird has probably been present most nights but coverage of the roost isn’t what it used to be. Also 13 Greylags, drake Shoveler, 21 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 36 Teal, 23 Tufteds, 5 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 6 GCGrebes, […]
- 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. […]