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ADNR Blog June 2017

Posted: Thursday 1st June 2017 by AdelDam

Stoat - credit Craig

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

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25th June
   Marsh Hide

Single blackcap (male calling), bullfinch, carrion crow, chiffchaff (calling) and mandarin (female on feeding table)
2 Kingfisher (male adult and female juvenile)
4 Blue tit
8 Chaffinch (three male, two female and three juvenile)
2 Coal tit
5 Great spotted woodpecker (one male, two female and two juvenile)
5 Great tit
2 Jay (one with a crest)
4 Magpie
3 Nuthatch
2 Stock dove
3 Woodpigeon

  Lake Hide

Long tailed tit (calling), carrion crow, chiffchaff, dunnock, jay, magpie, nuthatch, robin, song thrush and wren
7 Blue tit (two adult and five juvenile)
5 Great tit (two adult and three juvenile)
5 Grey heron (two adult and three juvenile)
2 Kingfisher
25 Mallard (eleven male and five female. Also one female with five juvenile and one with three small duckling)
7 Mandarin (four moulting male and three female)
4 Moorhen (including one on nest in reeds to left of the hide)
2 Woodpigeon
Also bank vole, wood mouse and female roe deer

Contributions from CH, DAK, JMc, PJ and PM

16th June
   Marsh Hide

Single mallard (female)
4 Blue tit
2 Bullfinch (male and female)
4 Chaffinch (one male and three female)
3 Coal tit
4 Great spotted woodpecker (one female and three juvenile)
10 Great tit (four adult and six juvenile)
2 Jackdaw
3 Jay
3 Kingfisher (one adult and two juvenile)
3 Magpie
3 Mandarin (three female)
3 Nuthatch
6 Stock dove
2 Woodpigeon

   Lake Hide

Single blackcap (calling), chiffchaff (calling) and great spotted woodpecker (juvenile)
5 Great tit (two adult and three juvenile)
2 Grey heron
12 Mallard (three female each with young - five (very small), three and one respectively)
4 Mandarin (female and three juvenile)
2 Moorhen

   Other locations

Single curlew was heard calling from the field to the east of the reserve
A stoat was seen and photographed

Contributions from DAJ and Craig

Stoat - credit Craig                                                        Great spotted woodpecker - credit Dave Johnston

13th June
  Marsh Hide

Single blue tit, coal tit, greenfinch and kingfisher (juvenile)
5 Chaffinch (male, female and three juvenile)
5 Great spotted woodpecker (male, female and three juvenile)
10 Great tit (six adult and four juvenile)
3 Magpie
2 Mallard (male and female)
2 Mandarin (female and juvenile)
3 Stock dove
3 Woodpigeon

   Lake Hide

Single blackcap, grey heron, nuthatch and robin
2 Great spotted woodpecker (female and juvenile)
5 Great tit (two adult and three female)
12 Greylag goose (overhead)
2 Grey wagtail (adult and juvenile)
3 Kingfisher
14 Mallard (three pairs plus one female, five juvenile and two further juvenile, almost mature)
11 Mandarin (three female each with young - four, three and one respectively)
2 Red kite (overhead)

   Other locations

Single buzzard (possibly juvenile), jay, nuthatch, tawny owl (calling near lake hide) and willow warbler
5 Blackbird
2 Blue tit
4 Bullfinch (two male and two female)
5 Chaffinch (four male and one female)
3 Chiffchaff
2 Coal tit
5 Goldcrest
3 Great spotted woodpecker
23 Great tit (ten adult and thirteen juvenile)
6 Magpie
2 Mistle thrush
9 Robin (six adult and three juvenile)
3 Red kite (overhead)
3 Song thrush
4 Treecreeper
5 Woodpigeon
23 Wren (including a family of five)

Contributions from AB, CH, DAJ and BT

12th June
   Marsh Hide

Single blackcap (male, calling), mandarin, jay, moorhen and nuthatch
Blue tit family
Chaffinch family
Coal tit family
5 Great spotted woodpecker (male, female and three juvenile)
Great tit family
2 Jackdaw
2 Kingfisher (adult and juvenile)
2 Magpie
2 Mallard (male and female)
4 Mandarin (two female and two juvenile)

Contribution from DAJ

9th June
   Marsh Hide

Single blackcap (male, calling), jay and moorhen
Blue tit (family)
Chaffinch (family)
Coal tit (family)
6 Great spotted woodpecker (two female and four juvenile)
Great tit (family)
2 Jackdaw
2 Kingfisher (adult and juvenile)
2 Magpie
2 Mallard (male and female)
4 Mandarin (two female and two juvenile)
Nuthatch (family)

Contribution from DAJ

2nd June
  Marsh Hide

Single bullfinch (male), mallard (female) and mandarin (female)
Blue tit (family)
4 Coal tit (family)
5 Great tit (family)
2 Jay
6 Kingfisher (two female and four juvenile)
2 Nuthatch
3 Woodpigeon

   Lake Hide

Single moorhen, and reed bunting (male, calling from reed bed)
2 Great spotted woodpecker (calling)
4 Mallard (male, female and three juvenile)
4 Mandarin (male, female and three (small) juvenile)
2 Tufted duck (male and female)

Contribution from DAJ
 

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