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The walk was well attended by 14 people. We did the loop around the reservoir which took about three hours. Thirty three species were seen, the highlights being a large flock of Hirundines over the car park, mainly Sand Martin … Continue reading
174 Tufteds, Little Egret, ad Peregrine, Hobby, 100+ Swifts – some moving through, Kingfisher.
2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Mandarins, 12 Teal, Osprey 1550-1610, Peregrine, 5 LRPlovers (fem with 4 juvs), ad Ringed Plover, Common Sand, 2 ad Yellow-l-Gulls, ad Common Gull, 1 Swift, Raven heard, 2 Willow Tits, 14 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, a Garden … Continue reading
2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Mandarins, pair of Common Scoters still, 4 Little Egrets, 7 Oystercatchers, 4 LRPlovers, a Dunlin, 4 Common Terns inc the two chicks, juv Peregrine, Grey Wagtail and a Lesser Whitethroat.
6 Mandarins, 13 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, Water Rail still, 11 Little Grebes, a Red Kite NE 1523-28, 17 Common Buzzards, single Sparrowhawk & Kestrel, 4 Oystercatchers, 6 Curlews early morning, 40 Snipe flushed off the west bank by … Continue reading
47 Canada & 25 Greylag Geese, drake Mandarin, 9 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 20 Grey Herons with thirteen active nests, just 14 Coots, Water Rail, 3 Snipe
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 … Continue reading
Earlier just 6 Shoveler, one fem. Goldeneye and 13 Goosanders. Later a 2ndW Caspian, adult Yellow-l-Gull and 42 Goosander roosted.
40+ Canada & 104 Greylag Geese, c200 Pinkfeet flew east, 3 Shoveler, 43 Teal, 40 Tufteds, 5 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, an interesting day for raptors with a female Goshawk low across the reservoir, a Merlin again high east and 2 … Continue reading