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ADNR Blog February 2018

Posted: Tuesday 6th February 2018 by AdelDam

Long tailed tit - credit Joel Ireland

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

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27th February
    Marsh hide

Single coal tit, jay, great spotted woodpecker (male) and red kite (overhead)
2 Blue tit
7 Chaffinch (five male and two female)
2 Great tit
4 Mandarin (two pairs)
2 Moorhen

   Lake hide

Single nuthatch
7 Blue tit
2 Dunnock
4 Long-tailed tit
12 Mallard (mixed group)
2 Mandarin (pair)
2 Moorhen
2 Red kite (overhead)
7 Robin (with male displaying to an interested female)
13 Teal (mixed group)

    Other locations

A flock of redwing and blackbird seen under the holly foraging amongst the leaves

Contributions from BT and SL

   Chaffinch - credit Steve Leahy                                           Robins - credit Beth Thomas

23rd February
    Marsh hide

Single bullfinch (heard), jay, magpie and robin
7 Blue tit
8 Chaffinch (six male and two female, with some song at times)
2 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male and one female)
4 Great tit
2 Long-tailed tit
4 Mallard (three male and one female)
7 Mandarin (four male and three female)
4 Moorhen

    Lake hide

Single black-headed gull, moorhen, oystercatcher (overhead) and robin
5 Blue tit
3 Coal tit
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male and one female)
4 Great tit
4 Long-tailed tit
3 Mallard (two male and one female)
Also one bank vole

    Other locations

Single red kite (overhead). Goldcrests were heard to the east of the lake and by the goit. Treecreeper also by the goit.

Contributions from DAJ and PM

   Carrion crow - credit Dave Johnston                                  Treecreeper - credit Dave Johnston

20th February

Single red kite.
Two buzzard were seen over the lake. Lots of great spotted woodpecker drumming was heard.

18th February (Guide In The Hide Day)
    Marsh hide

Single dunnock, jay, nuthatch, robin, siskin and sparrowhawk (this bird flew overhead twice) treecreeper and woodpigeon
2 Blackbird (pair)
6 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
2 Coal tit
9 Chaffinch (five male and four female)
4 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and one female)
4 Great tit
2 Long-tailed tit
3 Magpie
6 Mallard (four male and two female)
16 Mandarin (eleven male and five female)
3 Moorhen (two adult and one juvenile)
3 Nuthatch
2 Robin
4 Stock dove

    Lake hide

Single goosander, great spotted woodpecker (female), moorhen, nuthatch and shelduck (male)
6 Blue tit
13 Carrion crow (in one tree)
3 Coal tit
3 Dunnock
3 Great tit
4 Long-tailed tit
24 Mallard (fifteen male and nine female)
2 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
2 Red kite (overhead)
15 Reed bunting flew into the reeds
2 Robin
50 (approximately) starling flew into the reeds
4 Teal (two pair)

    Other locations

Single wren
3 Mistle thrush (in field to west of reserve)
3 Song thrush (singing well)
2 Treecreeper
Also 2 bank vole and a stoat

Contributions from CH, DAJ, PJ and SL

Bank vole - credit Dave Johnston                                      Long-tailed tit - credit Dave Johnston
 

16th February
    Marsh hide

10 Mandarin (four male and six female)
2 Moorhen (displaying)
4 Nuthatch (displaying)

    Lake hide

Single grey heron (overhead), shelduck and male sparrowhawk (sitting on a ‘kingfisher perch’ after an attempted mallard kill)
2 Long-tailed tit
4 Robin
30 (approximately) starling flew into the reeds
Several Teal
Overhead, more than 100 black headed gull, several groups of herring gull, groups of jackdaw and three red kite (preparing to roost in the tall scots pines)

Other locations

Single curlew in the field to the east of reserve
3 Song thrush
Blackbird, magpie, robin and wren around reserve


Contribution form BT, DAJand SB

13th February
   Marsh hide

Single sparrowhawk (female)
9 Mandarin (seven male; two female)

   Lake hide

4 Long-tailed tit
4 Robin
60 (approximately) Siskin (overhead)

   Other locations

A stoat was seen near the entrance. The coat is described as being milk chocolate in colour
A mixed flock of fieldfare, redwing and starling numbering approximately four hundred in the field to the east of the reserve

Contributions from BT and DAJ
 

9th February
   Marsh hide

Single coal tit
4 Blue tit
4 Chaffinch (two male; two female)
2 Dunnock
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
4 Great tit
8 Mallard (five male; three female)
3 Mandarin (two male; one female)
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin

   Lake hide

3 Blue tit
4 Carrion crow
4 Great tit
5 Long-tailed tit
2 Magpie
7 Mallard (five male; two female)
2 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
2 Robin
3 Teal (two male; one female)

Contribution from CRH

   Great tit - credit Dave Johnston                                         Robin - credit Dave Johnston

6th February
   Marsh hide

Single nuthatch
2 Blackbird (pair)
2 Blue tit
2 Carrion crow
14 Chaffinch (seven pairs)
2 Dunnock
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
5 Great tit
2 Jay
2 Magpie
2 Mallard (pair)
8 Mandarin (five male; three female)
2 Moorhen
5 Robin
2 Wren

   Lake hide

2 Black-headed gull
2 Blue tit
2 Long-tailed tit
13 Mallard (nine male; four female)
4 Teal

   Other locations

Single stock dove and seven blue tit near the entrance. Two song thrush on Doherty’s field

Contributions from CRH and DAJ

2nd February
   Marsh hide

Single blackbird (male), coal tit, nuthatch and red kite
3 Blue tit
20+ Canada geese (flew over)
3 Chaffinch (two male; one female)
3 Dunnock
3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
4 Great tit
3 Mallard (two male; one female)
6 Mandarin (three pairs on the stream)
2 Moorhen
2 Robin

   Lake hide  

Single bullfinch (female), coal tit and great tit
2 Blue tit
3 Dunnock
6 Long-tailed tit
9 Mallard (six male; three female)
3 Moorhen
2 Nuthatch
3 Robin
6 Teal (three pairs)

   Other location

Single mistle thrush on Doherty’s field

Contribution from Chris Hardy

1st February
   Marsh hide

Single great spotted woodpecker, kingfisher and sparrowhawk

   Lake hide

Long-tailed tit, kingfisher and red kite

   Unspecified locations

Grey heron, jay, kingfisher, nuthatch, redwing and treecreeper
2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
15 Mandarin (nine male; six female)
4 Red kite
30+ Siskin

Contributions from A&C, CB, A&T and J&M

 

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