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ADNR Blog November 2017

Posted: Friday 3rd November 2017 by AdelDam

Honey fungus - credit Steve Leahy

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

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28th November
   Marsh hide

Single blackbird (male on feeder table), bullfinch, dunnock, robin and treecreeper
6 Blue tit
6 Chaffinch (four male and two female)
2 Coal tit
4 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and one female)
8 Great tit
2 Jay
3 Magpie
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
4 Mandarin (three male and one female)
2 Moorhen
3 Nuthatch
2 Stock dove
2 Woodpigeon

   Lake hide

Single dunnock, great tit, kingfisher (fishing) and nuthatch
2 Blue tit
2 Bullfinch (male and female)
6 Mallard (three male and three female)
2 Moorhen
2 Robin

   Other location

Single red kite (overhead) and treecreeper
A mixed flock of around ten brambling flying through the southern part of the reserve

Contributions from CRH, DAJ and SL

   Blackbird - credit Dave Johnston                                       Robin - credit Dave Johnston

24th November
   Marsh hide

Single bullfinch (male), goldcrest, moorhen, red kite (overhead) and robin
5 Blue tit
2 Buzzard (overhead)
10 Chaffinch (five male and five female)
3 Coal tit
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male and one female)
9 Great tit
3 Jay
6 Mallard (three male and three female)
11 Mandarin (eight male and three female)
5 Nuthatch
2 Red kite (overhead)
2 Sparrowhawk (male and female seen separately overhead but no resulting kill)

   Lake hide

Single grey heron, kingfisher and sparrowhawk (female, mobbed by two magpies)
2 Bank voles
2 Blue tit
3 Great tit
2 Mallard (male and female)
5 Moorhen
2 Teal (two male)

   Other location

4 Pheasant (four female seen from the path between the two hides)

Contributions from BB, DAJ and PM

   Great spotted woodpecker - credit Dave Johnston            Buzzard - credit Dave Johnston

19th November
   Marsh hide

Single bullfinch (male), dunnock, moorhen and pheasant (male)
6 Blue tit
4 Coal tit
9 Chaffinch (five male and four female)
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male and one female)
8 Great tit
3 Jay
3 Magpie
10 Mallard (five male and five female)
11 Mandarin (eight male and three female)
5 Nuthatch
3 Robin
2 Stock dove

   Lake hide

Single blackbird (male), chaffinch (female), great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron and jay
9 Black headed gull
5 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
6 Great tit
2 Magpie
6 Mallard (three male and three female)
2 Mandarin (two female)
5 Moorhen (four adult and one juvenile)
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin
4 Teal (four male)

   Other locations

Single kestrel (overhead) and red kite (overhead)
2 Treecreeper

Contributions from CRH, DAJ and SL

   Blue tit - credit Steve Leahy                                                  Pheasant - credit Dave Johnston

17th November
   Marsh hide

Single bullfinch (male), dunnock, moorhen, sparrowhawk (flying through), treecreeper and woodpigeon
5 Blue tit
10 Chaffinch (five male and five female)
4 Coal tit
5 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and two female)
7 Great tit
3 Jay
4 Magpie
4 Mallard (two male and two female)
6 Mandarin (five male and one female)
5 Nuthatch
2 Robin

   Lake hide

Single sparrowhawk (overhead, being mobbed by three carrion crow)
4 Black headed gull
3 Blue tit
4 Mallard
4 Moorhen
2 Teal (male and female)

Contributions from DAJ and PM

16th November
   Lake hide

Single sparrowhawk seen on the bird feeders

Contribution from AM

13th November
   Marsh hide

Single kingfisher
6 Chaffinch (three male and three female)
2 Goldcrest
4 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and one female)
3 Jay
2 Magpie
8 Mallard (four male and four female)
4 Mandarin (two male and two female)

   Lake hide

Single bank vole, kingfisher (female) and robin
4 Blue tit
20 Black headed gull (all took off from the water very suddenly)
25 Fieldfare
4 Great tit
10 Mallard (five male and five female, swam close to each other then froze with heads up)
4 Moorhen (seemed very agitated)
An otter (large, possibly male) swam slowly behind the island (maybe the cause of the bird behaviour above)
18 Siskin

    Other location

At the entrance a single robin and 3 nuthatch. Two cormorant flew overhead

Contribution from DAJ, KT and SH

   Jay - credit Dave Johnston                                      Robin - credit Dave Johnston

12th November (Guide In The Hide Day)
   Marsh hide

Single blackbird (male), bullfinch (male feeding in the nettles), dunnock, red kite (overhead), sparrowhawk, stock dove, treecreeper and woodpigeon
7 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
8 Chaffinch (four male and four female)
4 Coal tit
5 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and two female)
9 Great tit
3 Jay
3 Long tailed tit
5 Magpie (arrived together as the light was fading)
2 Mallard (male and female)
16 Mandarin (ten male and six female posturing on the pond)
4 Moorhen (two adult and two juvenile)
5 Nuthatch
2 Robin

   Lake hide

Single blackbird (male), dunnock, kestrel, kingfisher, magpie and red kite (overhead)
6 Blue tit
2 Coal tit
4 Great tit
9 Mallard (six male and three female)
3 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin
6 Teal (four male and two female)

Contributions from CRH and DAJ

Mallard - credit Dave Johnston                                           Mandarin - credit Dave Johnston
 

 

10th November
   Marsh hide

Single carrion crow, moorhen, robin, sparrowhawk (male), woodpigeon and wren
4 Blue tit
5 Chaffinch (three male and two female)
5 Coal tit
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
4 Great tit
2 Jay
2 Magpie
8 Mallard (four male and four female)
5 Mandarin (three male and two female)
5 Nuthatch

   Lake hide

Single cormorant (overhead), dunnock, grey heron, jay, kingfisher, nuthatch, red kite (overhead) and sparrowhawk (male)
4 Blue tit
2 Great tit
2 Magpie
9 Mallard (five male and four female)
5 Moorhen
2 Robin
5 Teal (three male and two female)
Also one bank vole

Contributions from DAJ and SB

9th November

Single great spotted woodpecker, heron, kingfisher, nuthatch and sparrowhawk
2 Jay
4 Mandarin

Contribution from KS

7th November
   Marsh hide

Single long tailed tit (just one!), moorhen, sparrowhawk (flew at tits on the feeders - no casualties), treecreeper and wren
3 Blue tit
2 Bullfinch (both female and feeding in nettles close to the hide)
2 Carrion crow
5 Chaffinch (three male and two female)
2 Coal tit
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two different males and a female)
5 Great tit
2 Jay
2 Magpie (one with a very stumpy tail)
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin

Contributions from CRH and DAJ

   Jay - credit Dave Johnston                                                Magpie - credit Dave Johnston

5th November
   Marsh hide

Brambling (male)
Blue tit
Bullfinch (male and female)
Chaffinch (male and female)
Coal tit
Dunnock
Great tit
Kingfisher (female)
Mallard (male and female)
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Robin
Treecreeper
Wren

   Lake Hide

Blue tit
Dunnock
Great tit
Grey heron (fishing)
Kingfisher (female)
Mallard (male and female)
Mandarin (male)
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Robin
Teal (several, male and female)

Contribution from MR

   Nuthatch - credit Martin Roper                                           Brambling - credit Martin Roper

3rd November
    Marsh Hide

Single grey heron (overhead), jay and wren
2 Blue tit
2 Bullfinch (male and female)
2 Canada goose (overhead)
4 Chaffinch (three male and one female)
2 Coal tit
4 Great spotted woodpecker (two male adults, one female adult and one male juvenile)
6 Great tit
2 Mallard (male and female)
3 Mandarin duck (two male and one female)
2 Moorhen (adult and juvenile)
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin  

    Lake Hide


Single bank vole, chaffinch (male), coal tit, goldcrest, great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron, kingfisher (female with stickleback) and wren
47 Black headed gull
4 Blue tit
3 Great tit
2 Magpie
8 Mallard (seven male and one female)
4 Moorhen (three adult and one juvenile)
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin
4 Teal (two male and two female)

    Other location

At least two red kite were heard calling from beyond the south eastern boundary of the reserve

Contributions from CRH, SB and SL

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