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ADNR Blog March 2017

Posted: Sunday 5th March 2017 by AdelDam

Male mandarin duck - credit Dave Johnston

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

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March 28th 2017
 Marsh Hide

6 Mallard (four male, two female)
7 Mandarin (five male, two female)
1 Pheasant (male)
2 Moorhen (one sitting on nest)
3 Stock dove
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, one female)
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
1 Wren
3 Blue tit
3 Great tit
2 Coal tit
2 Nuthatch
4 Jay (together)
4 Chaffinch (two male, two female)
1 Brambling (male)
Contributions by AB and CRH

 Lake Hide

4 Mallard (two male, two female)
2 Mandarin (one male, one female)
2 Shelduck (one male, one female)
2 Moorhen
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
2 Grey wagtail (one male, one female)
2 Dunnock
2 Robin
1 Chiffchaff
1 Wren
3 Blue tit
3 Great tit
2 Long tailed tit
2 Nuthatch
1 Jay
2 Bullfinch (one male, one female)
1 Bank vole
Contributions by CRH

 Other Locations

1 Red Kite
1 Sparrowhawk (female)
2 Curlew

Shelduck Credit - Pam Jones 

March 26th 2017
 Lake Hide

6 Mallard (three male, three female)
3 Shelduck (two male, one female)
2 Mandarin (one male, one female)
1 Grey heron
2 Moorhen
2 Dunnock
3 Robin
2 Blue tit
3 Great tit
1 Coal tit
1 Long tailed tit
2 Nuthatch
3 Carrion crow
1 Jay
2 Reed bunting (one male, one female)
Contribution PJ

March 25th 2017
 Marsh Hide

1 Mallard (male)
2 Mandarin (one male, one female)
1 Moorhen
1 Stock dove
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
4 Blue tit
4 Great tit
2 Coal tit
1 Carrion crow
2 Chaffinch (one male, one female)

 Lake Hide

7 Mallard (five male, two female)
2 Mandarin (one male, one female)
3 Moorhen
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
3 Blue tit
3 Great tit
2 Coal tit
2 Long tailed tit
1 Carrion crow
1 Jay
2 Chaffinch (one male, one female)
1 Reed bunting
Contribution PJ

March 21st 2017
Volunteer Day
 Highlights

1 Red kite
2 Curlew
1 Woodcock
1 Tawny owl (calling)
1 Reed bunting (male)
Contributions DAJ
Bank voles have been seen frequently from both hides from March 21st. 

Bank vole Credit - Dave Johnston

March 19th 2017
Guide In The Hide Day
4 hours + of sightings from both hides.

 Marsh Hide

4 Mallard (two male, two female)
6 Mandarin (four male, two female)
1 Red kite
1 Pheasant (male)
2 Moorhen
2 Woodpigeon
5 Stock dove
1 Kingfisher (female)
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, one female)
1 Dunnock
3 Robin
2 Blackbird (one male, one female)
2 Wren
4 Great tit
7 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Long tailed tit
4 Nuthatch
1 Treecreeper
2 Magpie
2 Jay
8 Chaffinch (four male, four female)
1 Siskin (male)
2 Rabbits
1 Bank Vole
Contributions CRH, PJ, DAJ.

 Lake Hide

5 Mallard (three male, two female)
2 Teal (one male, one female)
2 Shelduck (one male, one female)
4 Mandarin (two male, two female)
1 Grey heron
1 Buzzard + 3 Red kite together.
4 Moorhen
2 Woodpigeon
1 Kingfisher (male)
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
2 Grey wagtail (one male, one female)
3 Dunnock
2 Robin
2 Blackbird (male)
Chiffchaff (possibly 3)
2 Wren
2 Great tit
7 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
4 Long tailed tit
2 Nuthatch
1 Treecreeper
2 Carrion crow
2 Magpie
2 Jay
1 Bullfinch (male)
1 Reed bunting (male)
Contributions CRH,SL, DAJ

 Other locations

8 Lapwing
2 Curlew
3 Mistle thrush
52 Woodpigeon (together)
5 Starling

Wren Credit - Pam Jones

March 16th 2017
 Lake Hide

2 Greylag goose
12 Mallard (six male, six female)
4 Teal (two male, two female)
2 Shelduck (one male, one female)
2 Mandarin (one male, one female)
1 Red kite
5 Moorhen
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, one female)
3 Dunnock
2 Robin
1 Chiffchaff
1 Wren
2 Great tit
10 Blue tit
1 Coal tit
1 Treecreeper
2 Chaffinch (one male, one female)

Other Locations
 East Field

12 Magpie

 South West Field

5 Redwing

Greylag goose Credit - Dave Johnston


March 14th 2017
 Lake Hide

4 Mallard (two male, two female)
2 Shelduck (one male, one female)
2 Moorhen 
1 Coot
2 Grey wagtail (one male, one female)
1 Chiffchaff

Other Locations

2 Red kite
8 Lapwing

March 13th 2017
 Marsh Hide

1 Mallard (male)
6 Mandarin (four male, two female)
1 Pheasant (male)
3 Moorhen
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
3 Great tit
4 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Magpie
4 Chaffinch (two male, two female)

 Lake Hide

8 Mallard (five male, three female)
3 Mandarin (two male, one female)
4 Moorhen
1 Kingfisher
2 Dunnock
2 Robin
1 Chiffchaff
4 Great tit
5 Blue tit
1 Nuthatch
2 Carrion crow
1 Chaffinch (female)
Contributions CRH

March 12th 2017

 Lake Hide

2 Shelduck (one male, one female) present until mid-afternoon
2 Common buzzard + 2 Red kite (all 4 together over the lake)
1 Tawny owl (heard calling early morning)
1 Kingfisher (female)
1 Chiffchaff (heard calling early morning and mid-afternoon)
Contributions by Jake and DAJ


March 10th 2017
 Marsh Hide

3 Mallard (two male, one female)
15 Mandarin (ten male, five female)
1 Pheasant (male)
4 Stock dove
1 Kingfisher
3 Great spotted woodpecker (calling, chasing and drumming)
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
2 Great tit
3 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Nuthatch
1 Carrion crow
1 Magpie
2 Jay
4 Chaffinch (two male, two female)
Contributions CRH

 Lake Hide
 
12 Mallard (eight male, four female)
1 Teal (male)
2 Shelduck
1 Buzzard
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
3 Dunnock
2 Robin
1 Blackbird (male)
2 Great tit
3 Blue tit
1 Coal tit
2 Long tailed tit
1 Nuthatch
2 Jay
3 Carrion crow
1 Bank vole under feeders

Other Locations
 South West Field (Walton’s)

1 Red kite
1 Sparrowhawk (female)
5 Lapwing

 Field to East of Reserve

1 Curlew (calling)

Contributions SB, CRH

March 7th 2017
 Marsh Hide

2 Mandarin (male)
1 Moorhen
20 Black headed gull (overhead)
3 Stock dove
1 Great spotted woodpecker (female)
1 Robin
2 Blue tit
2 Great tit
1 Nuthatch
3 Chaffinch (two male, one female)

 Lake Hide

11 Mallard (seven male, four female)
6 Teal (four male, two female)
2 Shelduck (one male, one female)
2 Mandarin (male)
2 Grey heron (overhead)
2 Moorhen
1 Kingfisher
2 Dunnock
4 Robin
2 Blue tit
3 Great tit
1 Magpie

 Other Locations

 Path to East of Reserve

2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, one female)
1 Treecreeper
1 Jay
5 Goldfinch
2 Bullfinch (one male, one female)

 Field to South West of Reserve

3 Red kite
1 Sparrowhawk (female)
2 Curlew
5 Lapwing
3 Mistle thrush
Contributions SB, DAJ, SL

Shelduck Credit - Steve Leahy

March 3rd 2017

 Entrance Area

1 Great spotted woodpecker (male ,drumming)
2 Great tit
2 Blue tit
4 Nuthatch

 Marsh Hide

4 Mallard (two male, two female)
18 Mandarin (ten male, eight female)
2 Moorhen
2 Curlew (calling from Cooke’s field)
2 Stock doves
1 Kingfisher (female)
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, one female)
2 Dunnock
2 Robin
3 Blackbird (three males)
3 Great tit
2 Coal tit
3 Blue tit
3 Long tailed tit
2 Nuthatch
1 Magpie
2 Jay
4 Chaffinch (two male, two female)

 Lake Hide

9 Mallard (five male, four female)
1 Mandarin (male)
2 Moorhen
1 Dunnock
1 Robin
2 Great tit
5 Blue tit

 Walton’s / Doherty’s Field

2 Red kite
8 Lapwing
2 Curlew
1 Black headed gull
1 Woodpigeon
2 Great spotted woodpecker (calls and drumming heard)
300 (approx) Redwing
40 Starling

 West Field (alongside path from Entrance)

300 Redwing and 40 Starling first seen in Walton’s/Doherty’s field.
2 Goldfinch (feeding on old thistle stems )

 

 

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