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ADNR Blog February 2017

Posted: Saturday 4th February 2017 by AdelDam

To report your wildlife sightings at Adel Dam, please email adel.dam@ywt.org.uk. Thank you.

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26th February
   Marsh Hide

Single buzzard, dunnock, jay, magpie, nuthatch and sparrowhawk (female)
3 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch (two male and two female)
2 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
2 Great tit
3 Long-tailed tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
8 Mandarin (six male and two female)
2 Moorhen
2 Robin
2 Wren

   Lake hide

Single chaffinch (female), dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (sex unknown), magpie, robin and teal (male)
2 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
2 Coal tit
2 Great tit
2 Grey wagtail (pair)
6 Long-tailed tit
14 Mandarin (nine male and five female)
4 Mallard (three male and one female)
2 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch

   On field to west of reserve

Single red kite and four lapwing

Contributions from CRH and DAJ

24th February
   Marsh Hide

Single blackbird (male), dunnock, stock dove and wood pigeon
6 Blue tit
5 Chaffinch (two male and three female)
3 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
5 Great tit
2 Jay
3 Long tailed tit
2 Mallard (two male)
10 Mandarin (five male and five female)
2 Moorhen
3 Nuthatch
3 Robin

   Lake Hide

Single nuthatch and red kite (overhead)
3 Blue tit
2 Buzzard (overhead)
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
4 Great tit
4 Magpie
10 Mallard (five male and five female)
8 Mandarin (four male and four female)
2 Moorhen
3 Robin
5 Teal (three male and two female)

   Path between hides

3 Mistle thrush
2 Song thrush

   In field on western reserve boundary

Single kestrel (overhead), red kite (overhead) and pheasant (male)
3 Lapwing
18 Redwing

Contribution from DAJ

   Mandarin - credit Steve Leahy                                           Teal - credit Dave Johnston

22nd February
    Marsh Hide

Single kingfisher (female fishing - caught 4 sticklebacks from 5 dives) and moorhen
10 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
10 Great tit
3 Long tailed tit
3 Nuthatch

    Lake Hide  

Single grey wagtail, little grebe, large number of mallard, two shelduck and several teal

   From paths elsewhere

Single goldcrest
4 Goldfinch
5 Wren (posturing and making unfamiliar noises)
Single stoat

Contribution from DAJ and visitors

   Wren - credit Dave Johnston                                  Mallard - credit Steve Leahy

21st February
   Marsh Hide

Single dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (male), teal (male) and woodcock (appeared briefly in ground cover to the left of the hide)
5 Blue tit
2 Buzzard (overhead; also seen in other parts of the reserve)
7 Chaffinch (three male and four female)
2 Coal tit
3 Great tit
3 Jay
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
9 Mandarin (six male and three female)
2 Moorhen (one sitting on 'nest' in the reeds)
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin
3 Stock dove

   Lake Hide

Single carrion crow, dunnock, grey wagtail (male), jay, red kite and sparrowhawk (male flew over the lake)
14 Black-headed gull (landed on lake - many more flying overhead)
2 Blue tit
2 Great tit
2 Long-tailed tit
2 Magpie
9 Mallard (five male and four female)
2 Mandarin (male and female)
2 Moorhen
3 Robin
7 Teal (five male and 2 female)

   Field adjacent to south western reserve boundary

2 Lapwing
4 Mistle thrush (three chasing the fourth)

   Path at eastern reserve boundary

Single goldfinch and ring-necked parakeet
3 Canada goose (overhead)
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female drumming and calling in several trees around the area)
8 Lapwing (overhead)
2 Treecreeper (pair chasing each other)
2 Long-tailed tit

   South eastern part of reserve

30 Redwing (overhead)
8 Siskin (overhead)

Contributions from AB, CRH, DAJ and SL

   Scarlet elfcup - credit Steve Leahy                                    Green snowdrop - credit Steve leahy

20th February
    Marsh Hide

Single coal tit, dunnock and great spotted woodpecker (female)
2 Blackbird (male)
7 Blue tit
3 Chaffinch (one male and two female)
5 Great tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
3 Mandarin (male)
2 Moorhen

   Lake Hide

Single blackbird (male), coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (male), jay, magpie, nuthatch, red kite (overhead), robin, shelduck and unidentified duck (mixing with mallard)
4 Blue tit
2 Chaffinch (male and female)
3 Dunnock
3 Great tit
2 Greylag goose
56 Mallard (thirty eight male and eighteen female)
6 Mandarin (five male and one female)
3 Moorhen
8 Teal (five male and three female)

Contribution from SL      

   Shelduck - credit Steve Leahy                                           Great tit - credit Steve Leahy                          

 

17th February
    Marsh Hide

Single carrion crow, curlew (heard only), jay, robin and teal (on the stream)
2 Blackbird
3 Blue tit
8 Chaffinch (four male and four female)
2 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
3 Great tit
5 Mallard (four male and one female)
3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
2 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
2 Siskin (male and female in willows to left of hide)
3 Stock dove

   Lake Hide

Single coal tit, jay, magpie, nuthatch and robin
5 Blue tit
3 Carrion crow
2 Dunnock
3 Great tit
10 Mallard (six male and four female)
3 Moorhen
7 Teal (four male and three female)

Also a song thrush from the peripheral path in the east of the reserve

Contributions from CRH and DAJ

   Robin - credit Steve Leahy                                                 Jay - credit Steve Leahy

16th February
   Marsh Hide

Single blackbird (male), carrion crow, jay and nuthatch
6 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch (two male and two female)
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
4 Great tit
3 Long tailed tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
12 Mandarin (eight male and four female)
2 Moorhen
2 Robin
2 Stock dove

   Marsh Hide

Single dunnock and teal (male)
3 Blue tit
8 Mallard

Contribution from JM

  Great spotted woodpecker - credit Jon Marshall                  Nuthatch - credit Jon Marshall

15th February
    Marsh Hide

Single moorhen, sparrowhawk (male) and treecreeper
4 Coal tit
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male and one female)
2 Jay
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
7 Mandarin (four male and three female)
2 Teal (male and female)

   Lake Hide

Single moorhen
17 Mallard (ten male and seven female)
2 Mandarin (male and female)
6 Teal (four male and two female)

   Other Locations

Field to west of reserve: single curlew and red kite
Eastern peripheral path: single ring-necked parakeet and song thrush (in full song)

Contribution from DAJ 

   Treecreper - credit Dave Johnston            Sparrowhawk - credit Victor Hobson

14th February
   Marsh Hide

Single dunnock, buzzard (overhead), kingfisher (female which stayed for ten minutes) and wren
6 Blue tit
8 Chaffinch (four male and four female)
5 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female) plus drumming heard
7 Great tit
2 Jay
2 Long tailed tit
4 Mallard (three male and one female)
15 Mandarin (eight male and seven female)
4 Moorhen
4 Nuthatch
3 Robin
2 Stock dove
2 Teal (male and female)

   Marsh Hide

Single chaffinch (female), mistle thrush and red kite (overhead)
3 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
2 Great tit
2 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
4 Robin
2 Teal (male and female)

   Other Locations

Entrance area: three blue tit, two bullfinch (male and female), three great tit and two nuthatch.
Field to west of reserve: twenty five redwing.
Eastern peripheral path: two goldcrest, three long tailed tit, two treecreeper and one wren.

Contributions from BT, CC, DAJ, PM and SB

12th February
    Marsh Hide

Single blackbird (male), coal tit, jay and wood pigeon
4 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch
2 Dunnock
5 Great tit
6 Long tailed tit
5 Mallard (three male and two female)
6 Mandarin (three male and three female)
2 Moorhen
4 Robin

   Lake Hide

Single jay, nuthatch and wren
5 Blue tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great tit
6 Long tailed tit
7 Mallard (four male and three female)
2 Moorhen
4 Robin
11 Teal (eight male and three female)
Also a fox was seen in the clearing on the north bank stalking the teal which proceeded to engage in unusual 'grouping' behaviour including some bobbing

   Other locations

Drumming woodpecker(s) were heard in several locations

Contributions from CRH and SL

10th February
    Marsh Hide

Single blackbird (male), bullfinch (female), red kite, teal (male) and wood pigeon
8 Blue tit
8 Chaffinch (four male and four female)
4 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Goldfinch
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
4 Jay
4 Long tailed tit
2 Magpie
5 Mallard (three male and two female)
11 Mandarin (seven male and four female)
3 Moorhen
3 Nuthatch
3 Robin
2 Siskin
6 Stock dove
2 Treecreeper

   Lake Hide

Single blackbird (male), bullfinch (female), jay, treecreeper
4 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
4 Great tit
5 Long tailed tit
4 Mallard (two male and two female)
4 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
5 Robin (three at feeders and two more calling from adjacent willows)
8 Teal (six male and two female)

   Other Location

A flock of five bullfinch (two male and three female) were seen from the path between the two hides

Contribution from DAJ

   Siskin - credit Victor Hobson                           Bullfinch - credit Dave Johnston

7th February
   Marsh Hide

Single teal (male) and wren
3 Blue tit
3 Bullfinch (one male and two female)
7 Chaffinch (four male and three female)
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
7 Great tit
2 Jay
2 Long tailed tit
2 Magpie
5 Mallard (three male and two female)
7 Mandarin ( three male and four female)
2 Moorhen
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin

   Lake Hide

Single coal tit, jay, long-tailed tit and song thrush
5 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow (overhead)
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
3 Great tit
2 Mallard (male and female)
2 Moorhen
2 Red kite (overhead)
4 Robin

   Other Location

Two goldcrests and two treecreepers were seen by the boardwalk at the eastern edge of the reserve

Contributions from BT, CRH, DAJ and SL

4th February

A roe deer was seen from the lake hide in the clearing on the far bank

3rd February
    Marsh Hide

Single buzzard, kingfisher (stayed for 10 minutes), teal and wren
2 Blackbird (males)
10 Blue tit
2 Bullfinch (male and female)
2 Carrion crow
8 Chaffinch (four male and four female)
3 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
9 Great tit
4 Jay
2 Long tailed tit
2 Magpie
4 Mallard (two male and two female)
2 Moorhen (appeared to be starting to nest)
12 Mandarin (eight male and four female)
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin
6 Stock Dove

    Lake Hide

Single great spotted woodpecker (female), jay and kingfisher
40 (approximately) Black headed gull (overhead)
4 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
2 Chaffinch (male and female)
3 Coal tit
3 Great tit
2 Long tailed tit
2 Magpie
6 Mallard (three male and three female)
2 Nuthatch
3 Teal (two male and one female)

    Other Locations

In the field adjacent to the eastern boundary a large number (approximately two hundred) of crow, jackdaw and rook were seen. Later joined by approximately forty black headed gull.

Contributions from DAJ, PM and SB

   Stock dove - credit Dave Johnston                                   Kingfisher - credit Paul Deuble

1st February

A visitor (DB) reported seeing two roe deer (bucks) near the path at the eastern side of the reserve by the boardwalk
 

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