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ADNR Blog October 2017

Posted: Wednesday 4th October 2017 by AdelDam

Credit - Dave Johnston

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

Link to the previous blog

17th October
   Marsh Hide

Single coal tit, kingfisher (caught two fish [SB]), nuthatch, robin and treecreeper
2 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch (two male; two female)
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
5 Great tit
2 Magpie
5 Wood pigeon

   Lake Hide

Single coal tit, dunnock, grey heron, jay, nuthatch, robin, treecreeper (close to the feeders) and wren
12 Black headed gull
2 Blue tit
5 Great tit
2 Mandarin (male and female)
2 Moorhen

Contribution from CRH

14th October
   Marsh Hide

Single dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (female), redwing (overhead), siskin and sparrowhawk
2 Lesser redpoll
Several each of blue tit, chaffinch, coal tit and great tit

   Lake Hide

Single grey heron and grey wagtail
2 Kingfisher
2 Moorhen
Several of following species seen or heard: black headed gull, blue tit, coal tit, jay, nuthatch, mallard
2 Red kite (overhead)
Other visitors reported sparrowhawk sparring with buzzard and later three buzzard seen at the same time (overhead)

Contribution from AT, KT and other visitors.

13th October
    Marsh Hide

Single bullfinch (female) and magpie
2 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
3 Chaffinch (two males and one female)
3 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and fermale)3 Great tit
4 Long tailed tit
2 Mallard (male and female)
3 Nuthatch

   Lake Hide

Single coal tit, grey heron, kingfisher (female), magpie and red kite (overhead)
5 Black headed gull
3 Blue tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
3 Great tit
2 Jay (screeching loudly in trees to the left)
4 Long tailed tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
4 Moorhen (including one juvenile)
3 Robin
4 Woodpigeon (overhead)

Contributions from CH, SL and visitors

   Mallard - credit Dave Johnston                                                        Female kingfisher - credit Pam Jones

10th October
    Lake Hide

Single blue tit, chiffchaff (heard), grey heron, jay, magpie, mandarin (male), muscovy duck (female), robin and sparrowhawk (flying low to the side of the hide)
22 Black headed gull
2 Carrion crow
6 Great tit
2 Kingfisher (male and female)
6 Long tailed tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
3 Moorhen (two adult and one juvenile)
3 Teal (3 female)

Contributions from CH, SL and visitors

Additionally, on 9th October, a report of two redwing seen in a tree to the side of the marsh hide

8th October
    Marsh Hide

Single bullfinch (male), coal tit, nuthatch and wren
3 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch (one male and 3 female)
4 Great tit
2 Robin

   Lake Hide

Single great tit, grey heron, muscovy duck (female) and robin
16 Black headed gull
2 Blue tit
2 Kingfisher (including one female)
7 Mallard (four male and three female)
3 Moorhen (two adult and one juvenile)
3 Teal (3 female)

   Other locations

Single jay, magpie, nuthatch, treecreeper and woodpigeon seen from the paths in addition to a group of four blackbird.

Contributions from CH and SL

6th October
    Marsh Hide

Single chaffinch (female), dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (male) and kingfisher
2 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Great tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin
Also a bullfinch calling

   Lake Hide

Single coal tit, dunnock, goldcrest, goosander (female), great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron, nuthatch, robin and sparrowhawk (overhead)
15 Black headed gull
2 Blue tit
3 Dunnock
2 Gadwall (male and female)
2 Great tit
200 (approx) Greylag goose and Canada goose in several mixed honking groups flying overhead west to east
2 Kingfisher (including one female)
15 Mallard (ten male and five female)
12 (approx) Mandarin (mixed group)
2 Moorhen
2 Teal (male and female)

   Other locations

Lots of robins and wrens calling near the paths. A willow tit was seen near the marsh hide. A few blackbirds as well as magpie and woodpigeon seen. A small flock of long tailed tits seen at the eastern side. A mistle thrush was heard calling

Contributions from BT, PM, SL and an anonymous visitor

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