Adel Dam wildlife sightings

Adel Dam wildlife sightings

Daily wildlife sightings at Adel Dam nature reserve, Leeds.

Please send sightings and photos to adel.dam@ywt.org.uk.

    June 2019

    Grey Heron - Adel Dam

    Grey heron - credit Dave Johnston

    12th June
      Marsh hide

    Single male blackcap, carrion crow, chiffchaff, grey heron (flew over towards the lake hide), magpie, moorhen, stock dove and wren
    3 Blue tit
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    2 Coal tit
    5 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female; two juvenile)
    4 Great tit
    4 Jackdaw (some on the feeders)
    2 Jay
    5 Mandarin (two moulting male; three female)
    2 Nuthatch

      Lake hide
    Single chiffchaff, grey heron (far corner of the lake), magpie, mandarin (female), nuthatch and woodpigeon
    4 Blue tit
    2 Coot
    3 Great tit
    4 Mallard (two moulting male; two female)
    4 Mallard (two pair)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Tufted duck (two male; one female)

    Contribution from CRH
     

    Blackcap - AdelDam

    Blackcap(m) - credit Chris Hardy

    11th June
      Marsh hide

    Single blackcap (male), carrion crow, chiffchaff, coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (adult male), jay and moorhen
    4 Blue tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Mandarin (both female)
    2 Nuthatch

      Lake hide
    Single coot and nuthatch
    3 Blue tit
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (both juveniles, feeding together)
    7 Great tit (including five juvenile)
    3 Grey heron (including one juvenile)
    18 Mallard (four male; three female plus additional female with ten juvenile)
    4 Moorhen (two adult plus adult with small chick)
    2 Tufted duck (both male)

      Elsewhere
    A mixed flock of 50+ house martin and twelve swallow

    Contribution from DAJ

    8th June
    A visitor [FH] saw chiffchaff and blackcap at the marsh hide
    A second visitor [JOS] reported blue tit, great tit, great spotted woodpecker(3), grey heron and also rabbit

    5th June
    A visitor [SH] saw four fox cubs on a corner of Dohertys field (west edge of reserve)
     

    Great spotted woodpecker - Adel Dam

    Great spotted woodpecker(m&j) - credit Dave Johnston

    4th June
      Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, coal tit, dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (flew through the area), jackdaw and moorhen
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    4 Blackcap (two pair singing and chasing)
    2 Blue tit (carrying food to box 10)
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female and a juvenile feeding from the fat container [DAJ])
    4 Great tit (including at least two juvenile)
    9 Mandarin (four male (moulting); two female - one with three juvenile)
    2 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap, black-headed gull, chiffchaff, great spotted woodpecker (adult male), jay, long-tailed tit, magpie, moorhen, nuthatch, red kite and possible spotted flycatcher [AB]
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    4 Blue tit (including at least two juvenile)
    3 Carrion crow
    2 Coot (adult plus large juvenile)
    4 Great tit (including at least two juvenile)
    6 Greylag goose (family of adult pair and four gosling feeding on Cooks field (east) at 7 am were at the lake hide by 11 am)
    20 Mallard (five male; four female plus additional female with ten juveniles)
    3 Mandarin (female and two juvenile)
    2 Reed bunting (both singing males)
    5 Tufted duck (three male; two female)

      Elsewhere
    Single buzzard (DAJ], garden warbler [AB], reed bunting (male [DAJ]), possible whitethroat [AB] and willow warbler [DAJ]) all in the SE corner of the reserve plus two treecreeper (chasing near the entrance)

    Contribution from CRH (mostly)

    1st-2nd June
    Visitors [anon, RS, FJ and M&C] reported stock dove, up to three great spotted woodpecker (including some juvenile), treecreeper, the greylag goose family (two adults plus four gosling), possible pied flycatcher and a weasel
    A volunteer [BT] heard garden warbler on the eastern path behind the lake 
     

    May 2019

    Mandarin - AdelDam

    Moulting male mandarin - credit Dave Johnston

    31st May
      Marsh hide

    Single jay and well moulted male mandarin
    5 Blue tit
    6 Coal tit (including pair feeding a single juvenile)
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (adult pair plus juvenile)
    3 Great tit
    2 Magpie
    9 Moorhen (including seven chicks)
    4 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap, buzzard, chiffchaff and great spotted woodpecker (male)
    4 Blue tit
    3 Coot (including one juvenile)
    4 Great tit
    3 Grey heron (including one juvenile)
    20+ House martin/swallow (mixed flock high above the trees)
    3 Mallard (male)
    7 Mandarin (two male plus female with four juvenile)
    6 Moorhen (adult with well grown juvenile; adult with at least three chicks - hiding from the herons)
    2 Red kite
    2 Reed bunting (pair)

    Contribution from DAJ

    Great spotted woodpecker - Adel Dam

    Great spotted woodpecker(juvs) - credit Chris Hardy/Stephen Leahy

    30th May  -   Breeding birds survey with DAJ, CRH, PM and RM
    Many of the male mandarin and mallard have started their annual moult

      Marsh hide
    Single blackcap, chaffinch (female) and mallard (male)
    5 Blue tit (two constantly carrying feed to box 10)
    2 Blackbird (pair)         2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    6 Great tit                   2 Magpie
    2 Mandarin (male)
    9 Moorhen (two adult plus seven very small chicks)
    3 Nuthatch (including one juvenile)
    2 Wren (one carrying food (cranefly))

      Lake hide
    Single chiffchaff, dunnock, jackdaw, kingfisher, red kite, robin and woodpigeon
    2 Blackbird (pair)        2 Black-headed gull
    6 Blue tit (one visiting nest box)
    2 Coot (adult plus juvenile)
    2 Great tit                    3 Jay
    2 Magpie                      2 Mallard (pair)
    2 Mandarin (pair)         2 Tufted duck (both male)
    6 Moorhen (adult plus well grown juvenile; adult plus three small juvenile)

      Around the reserve
    Single bullfinch (male), mandarin (male), mistle thrush, red kite and willow warbler
    9 Blackbird              4 Blackcap
    11 Blue tit (seven visiting nest boxes)
    3 Carrion crow        3 Chiffchaff
    4 Great spotted woodpecker
    6 Great tit (three visiting nest boxes)
    6 Greylag goose (adult pair plus four juvenile)
    2 Jackdaw             3 Long-tailed tit
    3 Magpie                3 Mallard (pair plus lone male)
    3 Nuthatch            10 Robin
    3 Song thrush        2 Stock dove
    3 Treecreeper        27 Woodpigeon
    14 Wren
     

    Wren - AdelDam

    Wren (and cranefly) - credit Chris Hardy

    28th May
      Marsh hide

    Single chiffchaff, jackdaw, jay, magpie, reed bunting (male in reeds to right of hide), robin, tawny owl (spotted flying through trees close to the hide by a visitor [LW]) and woodpigeon
    2 Blackbird ( pair)
    2 Blackcap
    3 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    5 Great spotted woodpecker (two male and one female feeding two juvenile)
    3 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    9 Mandarin (four male and a female with four small duckling)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single great spotted woodpecker (adult male), great tit, greylag goose, kingfisher (fleeting glimpse as it crossed the lake [CRH, SB]), little grebe [SB; JB], mandarin (female), red kite [JB] and robin
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    2 Black-headed gull
    2 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow
    2 Coot (adult – spent time chasing ducks - and a juvenile)
    6 Mallard (four male; two female)
    7 Moorhen (adult with large juvenile; adult with four very small chicks)
    2 Reed bunting (pair flitting around the central island)
    8 Tufted duck (five male; three female)

      Elsewhere
    A roe deer was seen early morning on the bridleway on northern edge of reserve [SB]; and a family of greylag geese (two adults; four gosling) feeding on Cooks field (east)

    Contribution from CRH
     

    Jackdaw - AdelDam

    Jackdaw - credit Chris Hardy

    27th May
      Marsh hide

    Single blackcap (male calling), coal tit, jay (a later visitor saw several jays [CJ]), kingfisher, robin, stock dove and woodpigeon
    3 Blue tit (including a pair doing the feeding run to nestbox 10)
    3/4 Great spotted woodpecker (adult pair plus one/two juvenile)
    3 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    2 Magpie
    2 Mallard (pair)
    12 Mandarin (six male - two starting to moult- plus three female (one with three juvenile))
    5 Moorhen (two adult; three small juvenile)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Wren

      Lake hide
    Single reed bunting (male calling) and sparrowhawk (reported flying over the lake (before 10 am) by a visitor) 
    3 Coot (pair plus juvenile)
    6 Mallard (five male; one female)
    2 Moorhen
    5 Tufted duck (three male; two female)

      Elsewhere
    A visitor [MT] reported a treecreeper

    Contribution from DAJ

    Bullfinch - AdelDam

    Bullfinch(m) - credit Chris Hardy

    26th May
    Visitors [H&M and Phil] saw a family of greylag geese (adult pair plus four gosling) at the lake hide.
    Also great spotted woodpecker, mandarin, robin, treecreeper, blue tit, great tit and rabbit (including a juvenile) around the reserve

    24th May
      Marsh hide

    Single coal tit, jay, mallard (male) and stock dove
    3 Blue tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (both male; a juvenile was seen earlier in the day [SB])
    3 Great tit
    2 Magpie
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap (male), bullfinch (male), coot (chasing almost every duck/duckling who came close), grey heron ([SB]), jay, nuthatch and reed bunting (male) 
    2 Blue tit
    2 Great tit
    6 Greylag goose (adult pair plus four gosling)
    7 Long-tailed tit (including five juvenile)
    5 Mallard (four male; one female)
    15 Mandarin (female with three half grown juvenile; plus two female with nine very small juvenile)
    7 Moorhen (adult with half grown juvenile; two adults with at least three small juvenile)
    4 Tufted duck (two pair (ignored by the coot))

    Contribution from DAJ

    Coal_Tit - AdelDam

    Coal tit - credit Dave Johnston

    21st May
      Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, chiffchaff, coal tit, jay, moorhen, robin and wren
    3 Blackbird (two male; one female)
    2 Blue tit (foraging - took many green caterpillars to nestbox 10)
    2 Bullfinch (both male)
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; two female)
    4 Great tit
    3 Jackdaw
    2 Long-tailed tit (collecting wild food)
    4 Mandarin (three male; one female)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (male), blue tit, bullfinch (male), carrion crow, chiffchaff, great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron, nuthatch and robin
    2 Blackcap
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot (including one juvenile. The mother spent a lot of time chasing off nearby ducks)
    2 Great tit
    6 Greylag goose (family group seen earlier on Cooks field)
    2 Jackdaw
    3 Mallard (two male; one female)
    6 Mandarin (adult pair plus four juvenile)
    3 Moorhen (including one juvenile)
    2 Reed bunting (pair seen by anonymous visitor)
    2 Tufted duck ( pair)
    5 Woodpigeon

      Elsewhere
    A single male bullfinch was seen on the eastern path and a carrion crow attacking a mandarin pair near the entrance (possible nest?). 
    Foraging on Cooks field (east) were a mistle thrush (up to four [BT] juveniles were seen in the high nest nearby) and a family group of greylag geese (including four gosling)

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ
     

    Greylag goose family - AdelDam

    Greylag goose family - credit Chris Hardy

    19th May – Open day at Adel Dam  (CRH, PM, JMcA)
      Marsh hide

    Single chiffchaff, coal tit, jackdaw, jay, moorhen (nesting material), robin and woodpigeon
    2 Blackcap
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    2 Great tit
    4 Mallard (three male; one female)
    4 Mandarin (three male; one female)
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (male), chiffchaff, dunnock, jay, magpie, mandarin (male), nuthatch, reed bunting (male), robin, treecreeper and woodpigeon
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    3 Coot (including one juvenile)
    2 Great tit
    2 Grey heron
    5 Mallard (four male; one female)
    5 Moorhen (including three juvenile)
    4 Tufted duck (two pair)

    Later in the day an anonymous visitor reported seeing two fieldfare

    Garganey - AdelDam

    Garganey(m) - credit Dave Johnston

    15th May  -  Breeding birds survey – DAJ, PM, AS, SL, CRH
      Marsh hide

    Single blackcap, chiffchaff, goldcrest, jackdaw, jay, long-tailed tit, robin and woodpigeon
    4 Blue tit
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    5 Mandarin (all males - loafing in the trees)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove
    2 Treecreeper
    2 Wren

      Lake hide
    Single chiffchaff, dunnock, garganey (male feeding around the lake for over an hour), great spotted woodpecker (male), long-tailed tit and nuthatch
    3 Black-headed gull
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    3 Coot (including one juvenile)
    2 Great tit
    8 Greylag goose (pair with four gosling - joined later by a second pair)
    2 Jay
    6 Mallard (four males; two females)
    6 Mandarin (pair with four duckling)
    6 Moorhen (pair with four juveniles)
    2 Tufted duck (pair)
    2 Woodpigeon

      Elsewhere
    Single reed bunting (male calling) 
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two adult pairs feeding young at two nest holes)
    2 Mistle thrush (pair feeding young at a high nest - only one juvenile visible from below)
    8 Blackbird           6 Blackcap
    10 Blue tit             3 Chiffchaff
    2 Coal tit              2 Goldcrest
    13 Great tit           7 Jackdaw
    6 Jay                    3 Magpie
    2 Mallard (pair)    4 Nuthatch
    2 Pheasant          21 Robin
    3 Song thrush     2 Stock dove
    2 Treecreeper      5 Woodpigeon    7 Wren
     

    Jay - Adel Dam

    Jay - credit Ken Pride

    11th-14th May
    Anonymous visitors saw treecreepers, a pair of shelduck, a family of greylag geese (four gosling) and a coot family (single juvenile) around the reserve

    10th May
      Marsh hide

    Single tawny owl [anon]
    3 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female)
    2 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    4 Jay (often together)
    2 Magpie
    2 Mallard (pair)
    5 Mandarin (four males; one female)
    2 Moorhen (pair - possibly nesting in reeds to the right of the pond)
    4 Nuthatch (including one juvenile)
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    4 Stock dove (including one juvenile)

       Lake hide
    Single reed bunting (male calling from reeds to the right) and robin
    4 Blue tit
    8 Canada goose (pair with six very new gosling)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Coot (including one juvenile)
    3 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    3 Moorhen (including one juvenile)
    2 Shelduck (pair [anon])

       Elsewhere
    Single chiffchaff (calling), pheasant (male on the path between hides) 
    4 Blackbird (three males; one female)
    2 Blackcap (males calling)
    2 Common buzzard (over Dohertys southern field
    2 Great spotted woodpecker
    3 Jay [anon]

    In addition, four roe deer (two adult + two juvenile) were reported by a photographer [via SB] earlier in the week

    Contribution from DAJ

    CanadaGoose - AdelDam

    Canada goose - credit Chris Hardy

    8th May
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (female), bullfinch (male on feeder table), chiffchaff, coal tit, jay, magpie, moorhen, robin and wren
    2 Blackcap (pair on the move)
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    4 Mallard (all male)
    5 Mandarin (four males; one female)
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove
    3 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap (male on the suet feeder), canada goose, coal tit, dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (female), jay, magpie, mandarin (male), nuthatch and robin
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Chiffchaff (pair? flitting through willows beside the hide)
    3 Coot (including single chick)
    3 Great tit
    4 Greylag goose
    2 Long-tailed tit
    5 Mallard (four males; one female)
    3 Moorhen (including single chick)
    2 Reed bunting (pair in willows on right hand side of the lake)

      Other location
    A treecreeper on the northmost bridge over the stream

    Contribution from CRH

    Stock_dove-AdelDam

    Stock dove - credit Chris Hardy

    6th May
      Marsh hide

    Single tawny owl (seen by visitors) 
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    4 Mandarin (all male)
    3 Nuthatch
    A female roe deer was also reported by many visitors

      Lake hide
    Single canada goose, great spotted woodpecker (male) and reed bunting (male calling) 
    3 Coot (including one chick)
    8 Greylag goose (a pair with four goslings plus a second pair)
    2 Jay
    6 Mallard (three pairs)
    3 Moorhen (including one chick)

    Other locations
    Single roe deer reported by visitors near east side path
    Also two blackcap (males calling), willow warbler and chiffchaff on the west side of the reserve (near path between the two hides)

    Contribution from DAJ

    5th May
    Visitors (E&M and JY) saw blackbird, blue tit, jay, mallard, nuthatch, robin, wren and two weasels

    3-4th May
    Visitors [B&I and Fr] reported a pair of bullfinch at the marsh hide; female? blackcap and male brambling at the lake hide; and great spotted woodpecker, mandarin, grey heron, jay, treecreeper and nuthatch around the reserve

    Mistle thrush - AdelDam

    Mistle thrush - credit Chris Hardy

    1st May
       Marsh hide

    Single chaffinch (male), chiffchaff, curlew (heard) and jackdaw
    4 Blue tit (two coming and going in the nearby nest box (10))
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female)
    6 Great tit
    2 Magpie
    3 Mallard (two males; one female)
    6 Mandarin (five males; one female)
    2 Mistle thrush (very agitated - other birds joined in - couldn't identify any obvious reason)
    2 Moorhen (nestbuilding in progress among the reeds)
    3 Mute swan (flew over)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    2 Stock dove
    Also one rabbit

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (female), bullfinch (heard only), canada goose (appeared from the margins when the greylags landed), chiffchaff (singing in tree next to the hide), coot (tried to take a stray mallard duckling -  quickly seen off by the mother), jay, magpie, mandarin (male) and song thrush (singing atop a tree in the far corner of the lake) 
    3 Blue tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    3 Great tit
    5 Greylag goose (landed on the lake and stayed)
    15 Mallard (female with eleven ducklings plus two males and a female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Robin
    2 Shelduck (a pair landed on the lake but took off after 5 minutes)
    9 Woodpigeon (three in trees around the lake, the rest in a group that flew over)

       Other locations
    Single grey wagtail in the leat 
    On Cooks field (east) were single greylag goose, mistle thrush, two magpie and a group of woodpigeon lined up on a wall
    A skylark was singing over Dohertys field (west) and a group of five roe deer feeding in the panhandle area (8 am)  - took off at great speed when I appeared

    Contribution from CRH
     

    April 2019

    Moorhen - AdelDam

    Moorhen - credit Dave Johnston

    30th April
      Marsh hide

    Single jay, moorhen and skylark (overhead)
    6 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    3 Great tit
    5 Mandarin (four male and one female)
    4 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap (heard) and coal tit
    4 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    4 Great tit
    11 Greylag goose
    6 Mallard (three male, one female and two other female with twelve and eight young respectively)
    4 Moorhen (including one with two young)
    2 Mute swan (overhead)
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    2 Tufted duck (pair)

      Elsewhere
    At the spillway, single blackcap and song thrush. On the path between the hides, goldcrests heard calling.

    Contributions from DAJ and PM
     

    Grey wagtail - Adel Dam

    Grey wagtail - credit Dave Johnston

    28th April
    (Dawn Chorus Walk)

    The following seen/heard around the reserve:
    Single tawny owl (female, calling) and willow warbler
    5 Blackcap (male)
    4 Chiffchaff
    4 Goldcrest
    2 Mistle thrush
    4 Song thrush
    Also, many blackbird, robin and wren

      Marsh hide
    Single jay
    6 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    4 Great tit
    2 Mallard (two males)
    4 Mandarin (three male and one female)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (female), bullfinch (male), coot, grey heron, mallard (female with ten young) and reed bunting (male)
    2 Canada goose
    2 Dunnock
    2 Grey wagtail (pair)
    6 Greylag goose
    4 (additional) Mallard (three male and one female)
    2 Robin

      Elsewhere
    Single red kite (overhead)
    23 Fieldfare in west adjacent field (Doherty's)
    2 Oystercatcher (overhead)
    2 Treecreeper

    Contributions from BT and DAJ

    Fieldfare - AdelDam

    Fieldfare - credit Dave Johnston

    26th April
    A pair of reed bunting at the marsh hide.
    Single mallard (female) with eleven young on the lake. From the lake hide a male reed bunting was heard.
    Also a speckled wood butterfly seen several times recently, today on the bank from the lake hide.
    Single male kestrel hovering over the west adjacent field (Doherty's).

    Contributions from CC, DAJ and GH  

    23rd April
    (Full reserve survey)
      Marsh hide

    Single green woodpecker (heard), moorhen and willow warbler
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    2 Blackcap
    5 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    4 Chaffinch (two pair)
    2 Chiffchaff
    2 Coal tit
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two pair)
    4 Great tit
    3 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    3 Magpie
    2 Mallard (two male)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    3 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    4 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon
    2 Wren
    Also a bank vole

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (male), coal tit, grey heron and willow warbler
    2 Blackcap
    3 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose
    2 Chiffchaff
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    4 Great tit
    5 Greylag goose
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (two male)
    3 Moorhen (pair with four young + single adult with one young)
    3 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    2 Tufted duck (pair)
    3 Woodpigeon
    Also two bank vole

      Elsewhere
    Single pheasant (male), stock dove and willow warbler
    8 Blackbird
    2 Blackcap
    16 Blue tit
    4 Canada goose
    9 Carrion crow
    3 Chiffchaff
    8 Fieldfare
    3 Goldcrest
    2 Goldfinch
    5 Great spotted woodpecker (three male and two female)
    9 Great tit
    2 Greylag goose
    4 Jackdaw
    2 Long-tailed tit
    5 Magpie
    2 Mallard (two male)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Mistle thrush
    8 Nuthatch
    3 Oystercatcher
    18 Robin
    2 Song thrush
    3 Treecreeper
    7 Woodpigeon
    15 Wren

    Contributions from AS, DAJ and RM
     

    Bank Vole - AdelDam

    Bank vole - credit Dave Johnston

    21st April
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (male), blue tit, coal tit, dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (female), jay, mandarin (male), moorhen, nuthatch, robin, song thrush (heard) and wren (heard)
    4 Great tit

      Lake hide
    Single blackcap (male), bullfinch (male), carrion crow (overhead), chaffinch (heard), chiffchaff, coal tit, coot, jay (overhead), mandarin (male), moorhen, nuthatch and wren (heard)
    3 Blue tit
    4 Canada goose
    3 Dunnock
    5 Greylag goose
    (Some aggression between the geese)
    6 Magpie
    4 Mallard (three male and one female)
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    2 Reed bunting (pair)
    3 Robin (one coming into the hide)
    2 Woodpigeon

    Contributions from CRH, PK and SL

    Mallard - AdelDam

    Mallard defending young - credit Dave Johnston

    16th April
      Marsh hide

    A single roe deer (male) and a bank vole seen

      Lake hide
    Single common buzzard, coot and red kite
    2 Blackcap (two male)
    2 Canada goose
    3 Gadwall (two male and one female)
    3 Greylag goose
    5 Mallard (five male)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Shelduck (pair)
    Also a bank vole

      Elsewhere
    Barn owl seen flying through. Approximately twenty redpoll seen from the east path. Willow warbler seen and heard from the west path. Two blackcaps (both male), great spotted woodpecker (female) and willow warbler seen in the north east corner. Goldcrest seen near the willow screen. Approximately twenty three redwing in trees seen from the path between the reserve and the hotel.

    Contributions from AB, DAJ and SB

    Blackcap - AdelDam

    Blackcap - credit Dave Johnston

    14th April
      Marsh hide

    Single blackcap (male), bullfinch (male), chiffchaff, magpie, red kite, sparrowhawk (male) and treecreeper
    5 Blue tit
    6 Chaffinch (three pair)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Common buzzard (overhead)
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two pair)
    4 Great tit
    4 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (two male)
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    4 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also, a bank vole and four roe deer

      Lake hide
    Single great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron, reed bunting (male), song thrush, sparrowhawk (female) and wren
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    2 Blackcap (two male, both vocal and coming to blows)
    3 Blue tit
    2 Chiffchaff
    2 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    3 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Long-tailed tit
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    Also two bank voles

    Contributions from BT, DAJ and PJ

    Shelduck-AdelDam

    Shelduck - credit Dave Johnston

    9th April
      Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow (overhead), coal tit, robin and woodpigeon
    2 Blue tit
    4 Chaffinch (two pair)
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    2 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Mallard (two male)
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    2 Nuthatch

      Lake hide
    Single coot, dunnock, grey heron, greylag goose, moorhen, nuthatch, reed bunting (heard) and songthrush
    2 Blackcap (heard)
    2 Canada goose
    5 Mallard (three male and two female)
    2 Robin

    Contributions from AB, AS, RM and SL

    Greylag - AdelDam

    Greylag goose - credit Dave Johnston

    1st April
      Marsh hide

    Single wren
    7 Blue tit
    10 Chaffinch (five pair)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    3 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Mallard (pair)
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Stock dove
    Also good views of a female roe deer

      Lake hide
    Single song thrush and treecreeper
    5 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose (accompanied by a greylag)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    3 Great tit
    2 Greylag goose (spending a long time on the island)
    3 Long-tailed tit
    6 Mallard (four male and two female)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Robin
    2 Teal (pair)

    Contibutions from DAJ and PM
     

    Great spotted woodpecker - AdelDam

    Great spotted woodpecker - credit Dave Johnston

    March 2019

    Roe Deer - Adfel Dam

    Roe deer - credit Kia Ng

    29th March
      Marsh hide

    Single blackcap (male heard)
    5 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    6 Chaffinch (three pair)
    4 Chiffchaff
    4 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    3 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Magpie
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    6 Stock dove
    4 Woodpigeon
    Also a bank vole and a roe deer

      Lake hide
    Single grey heron
    3 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose (with other greylag tagging along)
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    3 Chiffchaff
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Greylag goose
    2 Long-tailed tit
    6 Mallard (four male and two female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    4 Teal (two pair)

      Elsewhere
    Single common buzzard, song thrush and red kite (overhead); two great spotted woodpecker and two treecreeper 

    Contribution from SB and DAJ

    On 27th March a little egret was seen from the marsh hide, perching in trees opposite. A shelduck seen from the lake hide.
     

    Teal - Adel Dam

    Teal - credit Dave Johnston

    26th March
      Marsh hide

    Single dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (female), jay, nuthatch, moorhen and robin
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow (one swallowing three small stones)
    2 Chaffinch (two male)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Mallard (two male)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Mistle thrush (overhead)
    2 Woodpigeon (overhead)
    Also a tawny owl heard deep in the willows to the right of the hide.

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (female), chaffinch (male), coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (male), great tit, magpie (overhead) and robin
    3 Black-headed gull (overhead)
    4 Blue tit
    2 Buzzard (overhead)
    2 Carrion crow (overhead)
    2 Coot
    2 Canada goose
    2 Dunnock
    3 Greylag goose (one keeping very close to the pair of canada goose)
    2 Long-tailed tit
    3 Mallard (two male and one female)
    3 Moorhen
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    4 Teal (two pair)

      Elsewhere
    Two grey wagtail near the beck at the lake hide; single treecreeper feeding in the gnarled tree near the lake hide.

    Contributions from AB, DAJ, JMcA and SL

    Wren - Adel Dam

    Wren - credit Dave Johnston

    25th March
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (male), mistle thrush (heard), nuthatch, red kite, song thrush (heard) and woodpigeon
    2 Blue tit
    3 Chaffinch (one male and two female)
    2 Dunnock
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    6 Great tit
    2 Mallard (two male)
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    3 Robin

      Lake hide
    Single great tit
    3 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    3 Mallard (two male and one female)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    8 Teal (five male and three female)
    Also single bank vole

      Elsewhere
    Three great spotted woodpecker seen from the eastern path near Cook's field. Single wren near the yews.

    Contributions from CRH, DAJ and SL

    Chiffchaff - Adel Dam

    Chiffchaff - credit Dave Johnston

    22nd March
      Marsh hide

    Single magpie and moorhen
    5 Blue tit
    2 Chaffinch (pair)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    4 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (two male)
    4 Mandarin (three male and one female)
    4 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove

      Lake hide
    Single chiffchaff, coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (male), long-tailed tit and song thrush
    4 Black-headed gull
    7 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose (under the feeders)
    5 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    3 Dunnock
    3 Great tit
    3 Jackdaw (overhead)
    4 Mallard (four male)
    4 Mandarin (two pair)
    3 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    2 Robin

      Elsewhere
    Three chiffchaff heard in different locations. A single male reed bunting calling from the hedge between Cooke's fields at the east side. 

    Contribution from DAJ and SL

    Robin - Adel Dam

    Robin - credit Dave Johbnston

    19th March
      Marsh hide

    Single dunnock, grey heron (flew over), jay, long-tailed tit and nuthatch
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    2 Blue tit
    5 Carrion crow
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    5 Great tit
    3 Mallard (all male)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single blackbird (male), carrion crow, herring gull (juvenile circled the lake but did not land), reed bunting and robin
    18 Black-headed gull
    3 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    7 Great tit
    2 Grey wagtail (chasing in the sluice area - one landed in the outflow and searched for food)
    2 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (five males; three females)
    4 Mandarin (two pairs)
    3 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Song thrush (one in the feeding the area the other singing atop a tree on the far side of the lake)
    2 Teal (both male)
    2 Woodpigeon

      Elsewhere
    Single dipper and chiffchaff

    Contribution from AB and CRH

      

    Chaffinch - Adel Dam

    Chaffinch - credit Dave Johnston

    17th March (Guide In The Hide Day)
      Marsh hide

    Single dunnock, mistle thrush (calling), pheasant (male feeding on the ground most of the session), treecreeper and robin (another 3 were calling in the surrounding trees)
    2 Blackbird (male and  female)
    8 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow
    10 Chaffinch (five pairs)
    4 Coal tit
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; two females)
    8 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    2 Jay
    3 Long-tailed tit
    3 Magpie
    6 Mallard (four males; two females)
    8 Mandarin (four pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    8 Stock dove
    4 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single dunnock, great spotted woodpecker (female), jay and song thrush (in the feeder area)
    3 Blackbird (two males; one female)
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    3 Great tit
    3 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (five males; three females)
    3 Mandarin (two males; one female)
    3 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite
    2 Robin
    7 Teal (four males; three females)
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also single bank vole under the feeders

    Contributions from CRH, DAJ, JMcA and PM

    Great spotted woodpecker - Adel Dam

    Great spotted woodpecker - credit Steve Leahy

    15th March
      Marsh hide

    Single great spotted woodpecker (female), jay, magpie, sparrowhawk (on feeder gantry, then later flying low across the pond) and wren
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    4 Blue tit
    3 Chaffinch (two male and one female)
    5 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    5 Mandarin (three male and two female)
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also a roe deer to the left of the hide approach path

      Lake hide
    Single buzzard, coal tit, dunnock, long-tailed tit, magpie, mistle thrush (heard), moorhen, song thrush and wren
    4 Black-headed gull
    6 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow
    2 Coot
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair, together)
    5 Great tit
    3 Mallard (two male and one female)
    2 Mandarin (both male)
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Red kite (overhead)
    2 Reed bunting (both male)
    6 Teal (four male and two female)

      Other locations
    Sparrowhawk and treecreeper seen from east path
    One lesser redpoll and a pair of bullfinch from west path by the yews
    In the field to the east of the reserve forty four black headed gull and forty two woodpigeon

    Contribution from DAJ, SB, SL and visitors

    Nuthatch - Adel Dam

    Nuthatch - credit Steve Leahy

    12th March
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (male), coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (female), nuthatch and pheasant (male)
    7 Chaffinch (three male and four female)
    3 Blue tit
    8 Great tit
    3 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (both male)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Robin

      Lake hide
    Single curlew (heard), dunnock, jay, little egret, magpie and moorhen
    4 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow (overhead)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    2 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    6 Mallard (four male and two female)
    4 Mandarin (three male and one female)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    3 Teal (all male)

      Other locations
    A curlew was seen flying over Doherty's field by the entrance. Five redwing and a male greenfinch were seen from the bridleway bordering the reserve.

    Contributions from DAJ, SB and SL

     

     

    Song Thrush - Adel Dam

    Song thrush - credit Chris hardy

    10th March
      Marsh hide

    Single coal tit, dunnock, jay, nuthatch, robin and woodpigeon
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    2 Blue tit
    2 Canada goose (flew over)
    2 Carrion crow
    8 Chaffinch (four pairs)
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female)
    6 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    3 Mallard (all male)
    5 Mandarin (four males; one female)
    2 Moorhen

      Lake hide
    Single bullfinch (male), coal tit, reed bunting (male called for 30 mins. from several locations around the lake) and song thrush (foraging in the feeder area) 
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    3 Black-headed gull
    4 Blue tit
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    4 Great tit
    3 Mallard (two males; one female)
    8 Mandarin (five males; three females)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    3 Teal (one male; two females)

      Other locations
    Curlew were heard calling several times during the session. A song thrush was feeding near the yews and four goldfinch on the edge of reserve along the bridleway. 
    A goldcrest and treecreeper were seen on the back (E) path. Also 70+ black-headed gull, two carrion crow, two magpie, two mallard (pair), two mistle thrush, two pheasant and ten woodpigeon on Cooks field (E).
    Several of 19 black-headed gull on Dohertys field (W) had full head colour.

    Contribution from CRH

    On 9th March a visitor reported seeing four roe deer

     

    Scarlet elf cup - Adel Dam

    Scarlet elf cup - credit Dave Johnston

    8th March
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (female), brambling (male), goldfinch, mallard (male), moorhen, reed bunting (heard), robin and woodpigeon
    4 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (pair)
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    8 Chaffinch (four pair)
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (pair)
    2 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Magpie
    9 Mandarin (four male and five female)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove
    Also scarlet elf cup fungus

      Lake hide
    Single brambling (male), common buzzard (overhead), great spotted woodpecker (male), long-tailed tit, reed bunting (male) and red kite (overhead)
    12 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    3 Coal tit
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    2 Great tit
    8 Mallard (four pair)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    7 Teal (four male and three female)

    Elsewhere, a mistle thrush, song thrush and treecreeper seen from the western peripheral path between the hides. A reed bunting heard from this area. Also several goldcrests heard from the yew trees.

    Contributions from DAJ, SB and SL

    Common frog - AdelDam

    Common frog - credit Dave Johnston

    5th March
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (female), carrion crow, chaffinch (male), coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (female), magpie, mallard (male), mistle thrush, sparrowhawk (male), stock dove, water rail (seemed to be intimidated by moorhen) and woodpiegeon
    2 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (pair)
    5 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch

      Lake hide
    Single chaffinch (male), coal tit, mistle thrush (heard), song thrush (heard) and sparrowhawk (male) 
    5 Black-headed gull
    3 Buzzard (overhead)
    2 Blue tit
    2 Coot
    2 Dunnock
    4 Great tit
    10 Mallard (five pair)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite (overhead)
    3 Robin
    7 Teal (four male and three female)

      Other location
    A treecreeper and a song thrush seen from the paths to the east and north

    Contributions from DAJ, SB and SL

    Brambling - Adel Dam

    Brambling - credit Derek Smith

    1st March
      Marsh hide

    Single brambling (male), dunnock, moorhen, robin and stock dove
    2 Blackbird (one male and one female)
    5 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    10 Chaffinch (five pair)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (one male and one female)
    6 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Magpie
    2 Mallard (pair)
    3 Mandarin (two male and one female)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove
    3 Woodpigeon
    Also a bank vole was seen and frogs were mating in the pond.

      Lake hide
    Single buzzard (overhead), coot, great spotted woodpecker (male), magpie, mistle thrush (heard), nuthatch, red kite (overhead), song thrush and pheasant (male)
    10 Black-headed gull
    7 Blue tit
    4 Canada goose
    3 Coal tit
    3 Dunnock (displaying together)
    3 Great tit
    2 Greylag goose
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (five male and three female)
    10 Mandarin (five pair)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Robin
    8 Teal (five male and three female)
    Also a bank vole; a roe deer (nearby)

      Other locations
    In the field to the west of the reserve five starling and approximately 100 redwing
    In the field to the east of the reserve (Cook's) one lesser redpoll and approximately 50 redwing 
    In the east area of the reserve four blackbird (two pair), one great spotted woodpecker (male) two song thrush and one treecreeper
    In the yew tree area in the west of the reserve two great spotted woodpecker (a pair displaying)

    Contribution from DAJ and SL

    February 2019

    Bullfinch - AdelDam

    Bullfinch(m) - credit Chris Hardy

    26th Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single dunnock, long-tailed tit, magpie (carrying a stick) and roe deer (passing near Marsh hide at 7.30 am – [SB]) 
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    2 Blue tit
    2 Chaffinch (both male)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    5 Mandarin (four males; one female)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    2 Robin

      Lake hide
    Singe male bullfinch (in feeder area), carrion crow, coal tit, great spotted woodpecker (male), jay, long-tailed tit, magpie, reed bunting (calling in the reeds to the right of the hide for nearly an hour - couldn't be located) and song thrush (on path near steps to the hide) 
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    13 Black-headed gull
    2 Blue tit
    2 Buzzard
    3 Coot (two birds feeding amicably until a third arrived - which was soon chased off)
    2 Dunnock
    4 Great tit
    10 Mallard (seven males; three females)
    5 Mandarin (three males; two females)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    5 Teal (three males; two females)
    2 Woodpigeon

    Contribution from CRH

    Dunnock - AdelDam

    Dunnock - credit Chris Hardy

    25th Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single blue tit and male brambling (reported by visitors) 
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Magpie
    4 Mandarin (two pairs)
    4 Nuthatch

      Lake hide
    Single woodcock (flew over lake and landed behind reed bed. Two woodcock were spotted later on the edge of the reserve by visitors)
    24 Black-headed gull
    4 Blue tit
    2 Buzzard
    2 Coot
    3 Dunnock
    2 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    5 Red kite (in the sky at the same time as the buzzards without obvious conflict)
    3 Robin
    4 Teal (two pairs)

    Also goldcrest calling in the yew tree area plus sightings of treecreeper reported by several visitors

    Contribution from DAJ

    24th Feb
    A single pintail was seen at the Lake hide [PM]. Visitors [SS and others] also saw male shoveler and reported frog activity (croaking/mating) around the reserve

    Brambling - AdelDam

    Brambling - credit Dave Johnston

    23rd Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, dunnock, pheasant [Ly] and woodpigeon
    3 Blackbird (two males; one female)
    2 Blue tit
    3 Chaffinch (two males; one female)
    3 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two males; one female - plus drumming around the reserve)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    3 Mallard (three males; one female)
    7 Mandarin (four males; three females)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Robin

      Lake hide
    Single black-headed gull (male), coal tit, moorhen, nuthatch and teal (male)
    32 Black-headed gull
    2 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coot
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    2 Great tit
    2 Jackdaw
    12 Mallard (eight males; four females)
    A song thrush was seen on a post overlooking the weir

      Other locations
    On the eastern path (adjacent to Cooks field) were seen two long-tailed tit, two mistle thrush and twelve redpoll (feeding on the path)
    A large flock (100+) of black-headed gull dispersed on Cooks field (eastern side of reserve) included at least one common gull (may have been more - this one was obvious being closest) and a juvenile (1st year) herring gull

    Contribution from CRH

    Chaffinch - AdelDam

    Chaffinch - credit Chris Hardy

    22nd Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single brambling (male), red kite (overhead), water rail and woodpigeon
    5 Blue tit
    10 Chaffinch (ten pairs)
    4 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    7 Great tit
    3 Jay
    2 Magpie
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    4 Mandarin (two pairs)
    2 Robin

      Lake hide
    Single coot, dunnock, grey wagtail (female) and red kite
    24 Black-headed gull
    3 Blue tit
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (one male on feeders. Three others chasing each other over the lake)
    2 Great tit
    27 Greylag goose (flew over)
    2 Jay
    14 Mallard (seven pairs)
    8 Mandarin (four pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    6 Teal (five males; one female)

    Also female roe deer on Dohertys field (W side of reserve)

    Contributions from DAJ
     

    Nuthatch - Adel Dam

    Nuthatch - credit Chris Hardy

    19th Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single male brambling (among the chaffinch), carrion crow and moorhen
    5 Blue tit
    12 Chaffinch (six pairs)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female. Plus drumming all over the reserve)
    5 Great tit
    3 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    2 Magpie
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    16 Mandarin (eight pairs)
    4 Nuthatch
    4 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also one bank vole

      Lake hide
    Single dunnock and moorhen
    5 Blue tit
    3 Great tit
    14 Mallard (seven pairs)
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    6 Teal (three pairs)
    Also one song thrush feeding on worms near the felled beech tree close to Lake hide

       Around the reserve
    Single coal tit, three blue tit, five great tit, two nuthatch and four stock dove near the entrance area; single red kite and treecreeper around Dohertys field

    Contribution from DAJ

    Greylag goose - AdelDam

    Greylag goose - credit Dave Johnston

    17th Feb – Guide-in-the-hide with CRH, PM, PJ and JMcA
      Marsh hide
    Single brambling (male), mistle thrush (singing near the hide), siskin (very skittish - didn't stay long), sparrowhawk (fly through), treecreeper and wren
    3 Blackbird (two male; one female)
    4 Blue tit
    10 Chaffinch (five pairs)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female - much drumming from different directions during the session)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Long-tailed tit
    2 Magpie
    6 Mallard (four male; two female)
    14 Mandarin (nine male; five female)
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Pheasant (both male)
    2 Robin
    2 Stock dove
    4 Woodpigeon
    Also a roe deer feeding just across the stream

      Lake hide
    Single great spotted woodpecker (female), grey heron, magpie, pheasant and shoveler (male)
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    17 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (pair)
    3 Carrion crow (plus 18 flying over)
    4 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    5 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    7 Mallard (four male; three female)
    3 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite
    4 Robin
    8 Teal (five male; three female)
    4 Woodpigeon

    Also song thrush (feeding in the edge of the stream near the lake hide)
     

    Shoveler - AdelDam

    Shoveler(m) - credit Pam Jones

    16th Feb
    A visitor [Roon] saw a roe deer

    15th February
      Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, robin and stock dove
    5 Blue tit
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    4 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    7 Great tit
    3 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    4 Mandarin (two pairs)
    3 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    4 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single great spotted woodpecker (male), grey heron, moorhen and reed bunting (male calling from bullrushes to right of the hide)
    17 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Long-tailed tit
    10 Mallard (five pairs)
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    6 Teal (five male; one female)

    Around the reserve
    Reported were: red kite, song thrush, greylag goose (two flying over [BT]), lapwing (twenty flying over [BT]), lesser redpoll (four near the east side path [SB]), mistle thrush(3), roe deer (two near the east side path [anon]) and treecreeper(2)

    Contribution from DAJ

    13-14th Feb
    Visitors [AR, KH, Tom and PM] reported brambling, jay(2), mandarin, great spotted woodpecker and water rail at the marsh hide. Redpoll, redwing and buzzard were also seen around the reserve

    Coal_Tit - AdelDam

    Coal tit - credit Chris Hardy

    12th Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single brambling (male), magpie, robin, stock dove and teal (male)
    3 Blackbird (two male; one female)
    5 Blue tit
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    5 Great spotted woodpecker (chasing each other)
    7 Great tit
    2 Jay
    4 Long-tailed tit
    3 Mallard (two male; one female)
    16 Mandarin (eight pairs)
    3 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    2 Siskin (male and female landed briefly - more were heard but not seen)

      Lake hide
    Single carrion crow, coal tit, nuthatch, shoveler [KH&SK]  and sparrowhawk (female [SB]) 
    17 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Dunnock
    4 Great tit
    2 Greylag goose (pair landed on the lake)
    10 Mallard (five pairs)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen (pair possibly nest building on the left side of the 'island')
    3 Robin
    8 Teal (five male; three female)
    2 Woodpigeon

      Other locations
    Single jay, red kite and wren around the reserve; roe deer in the panhandle area [AB].
    Also 80+ black-headed gull and five carrion crow on Cooks field; three red kite circling over the entrance area (one landed in a nearby pine tree)

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ
     

    Mistle thrush - AdelDam

    Mistle thrush - credit Chris Hardy

    9th-11th Feb
    Visitors reported brambling and stock dove at marsh hide [KH]; also ten lesser redpoll near to path on eastern side of reserve (adjacent to Cooks field) [JW]

    8th Feb
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (male), coal tit, dunnock, nuthatch, water rail and woodpigeon
    2 Blue tit
    4 Chaffinch (two pairs)
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    5 Great tit
    5 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mallard (pair)
    6 Mandarin (three pairs)
    3 Moorhen

      Lake hide
    Single coal tit and moorhen
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    6 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Dunnock
    3 Great tit
    4 Long-tailed tit
    12 Mallard (six pairs)
    3 Mandarin (two male; one female)
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    10 Teal (seven male; three female)

      Other location
    Single red kite (low flier), five carrion crow and sixty black-headed gull on/over Cooks field

    Contribution from CRH 

    Long-tailed tit - AdelDam

    Long-tailed tit - credit Chris Hardy

    6-7th Feb
    Visitors [Hol, AG and Hil] reported nuthatch, robin, brambling, water rail and mandarin(12) at the marsh hide. 
    Also great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch(2), coal tit(2) and long-tailed tit(4) from or near the lake hide

    5th Feb
       Marsh hide

    Single jay, robin, teal (male) and water rail
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    4 Blue tit
    2 Brambling (pair)
    4 Chaffinch (two pair)
    2 Dunnock
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (one male and two female)
    4 Great tit
    12 Mandarin
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Stock dove (pair)
    Also a bank vole

       Lake hide   Still plenty of ice on the lake to cause problems for the mallards
    Single nuthatch and robin (latter at close quarters on the hide window frame)
    4 Black-headed gull
    4 Blue tit
    4 Great tit
    4 Mallard (two pair)
    4 Teal (three male and one female)

    Contributions from AB, AS, BT, GP, KH and SL 

    WaterRail - AdelDam

    Water rail - credit Chris Hardy

    4th Feb
       Marsh hide
     - pond partially frozen
    Single brambling (male), chaffinch (female), nuthatch, pheasant (male), robin, teal (male) and water rail
    5 Blackbird (three male; two female)
    3 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Magpie
    6 Mallard (five male; one female)
    6 Mandarin (four male; two female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also near constant drumming of great spotted woodpecker from two areas in the wood (none on the feeders)

      Lake hide  - lake still completely frozen but large puddles of meltwater on the surface
    Single dunnock, magpie, moorhen, nuthatch, pheasant (male), red kite and sparrowhawk (quick fly through the feeder area) 
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    4 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (two males around the feeder area)
    2 Carrion crow
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    4 Mallard (three male; one female)
    4 Robin
    7 Teal (five male; two female)

      Cooks field 
    Various species feeding on the meadow
    46 Black-headed gull
    2 Mistle thrush
    22 Redwing
    6 Starling

    Contribution from CRH
     

    1st-2nd Feb
    Visitors reported brambling, robin, sparrowhawk, treecreeper and water rail

    January 2019

    31st Jan         Very still and cold (-40) morning (wonderful spiky hoarfrost on every branch and twig!)
      Marsh hide   - pond partially frozen 
    Single blackbird (male), brambling (male), magpie and water rail (mostly under the boardwalk beneath the main feeders and also on far side of the pond) 
    6 Blue tit
    12 Chaffinch (six pairs)
    3 Dunnock
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (female on feeders and a pair chasing each other through the trees)
    5 Great tit
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    5 Mandarin (three male; two female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    2 Stock dove

       Lake hide – lake completely frozen and near empty of birds
    Single coal tit
    4 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (at least two birds calling close to the hide)
    2 Dunnock
    4 Great tit
    2 Mallard (pair on the ice)
    2 Nuthatch
    6 Robin (including one in the hide looking for food  - or shelter!)

       Other locations
    Three blackbird near the entrance, five different blackbird turning over leaves in the northern corner of the reserve, and 20+ redwing on the bridleway close by - feeding on fallen beechmast

    Contribution from CRH

    Chaffinch - AdelDam

    Chaffinch(m) - credit Chris Hardy

    29th Jan
        Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (male), brambling (male), carrion crow, dunnock, magpie, moorhen, nuthatch, pheasant (male), treecreeper and water rail 
    4 Blue tit
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female – plus lots of drumming in the woods)
    4 Great tit
    6 Mallard (three pairs)
    5 Mandarin (three male; two female)
    3 Robin

       Lake hide – almost completely frozen over
    Single chaffinch (female), mallard (male), teal (male) and woodpigeon 
    42 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    5 Great tit
    3 Long-tailed tit
    6 Robin

    Also two treeecreeper and one red kite around the reserve

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ

    28th Jan
    A visitor [Jan] saw nuthatch, teal and great spotted woodpecker

    27th Jan
    Anonymous visitors reported [via BT] great spotted woodpecker, mandarin, male brambling, water rail and a group of redpoll (10) at the marsh hide; gadwall, teal grey heron and kingfisher at the lake hide.
    A mixed group of redwing and starling were seen on Cooks field? 

    26th Jan
    Visitors [J&SS, CC, Lu, PM] saw bullfinch and shoveler at the lake hide and water rail at the marsh hide. A group of redwing and an immature barn owl were seen on Cooks field
     

    Redwing - AdelDam

    Redwing - credit Chris Hardy

    25th Jan
      Marsh hide

    Single brambling, carrion crow, dunnock, pheasant (male), sparrowhawk (male - seen twice), teal (male), water rail (chased by two moorhen) and wren
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    3 Blue tit
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    5 Great tit
    2 Jay
    6 Long-tailed tit
    2 Magpie
    5 Mandarin (three male; two female on the stream. More could be heard from further down the stream)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Red kite
    3 Robin
    3 Stock dove
    4 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single coal tit, dunnock, grey wagtail, kingfisher (male), nuthatch, shoveler (male) and sparrowhawk (male) 
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    16 Black-headed gull (on the ice - competing with mallard for duck pellets)
    7 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch
    2 Coal tit
    15 Mallard (eight male; seven female)
    3 Moorhen
    3 Robin
    8 Teal (five male; three female)

    Also treecreeper (heard) and a large flock of redwing (approx. 110) feeding on Cooks field

    Contribution from CRH with extras from DAJ and SB
     

    Coal_Tit - AdelDam

    Coal tit - credit Dave Johnston

    23rd Jan
    Visitors [DH, anon] reported a male sparrowhawk at the marsh hide; plus a pair of bullfinch and a lesser spotted woodpecker (unconfirmed) from around the reserve

    22nd Jan
      Marsh hide

    Single blackbird (female), brambling (male), robin and water rail ([SB]) 
    7 Blue tit
    12 Chaffinch (six pairs)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    5 Great tit
    20 Mandarin ([SB])
    4 Nuthatch
    Also two fox (possible pair) chasing each other in front of the hide [SB])

      Lake hide
    Single kingfisher and shoveler (male) 
    9 Black-headed gull
    4 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    20 Mallard (ten pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    12 Teal

       Around the reserve
    Single great spotted woodpecker (male) and red kite
    2 Blue tit
    4 Bullfinch (two male; two female)
    6 Chaffinch (three pairs)
    2 Great tit
    2 Nuthatch
    27 Redwing
    2 Treecreeper
    Siskin were also heard

    Contribution from DAJ

    21st Jan
    Visitor [J&J&K and Sue] reported teal, water rail, brambling and a male(?) roe deer at the marsh hide. Also shoveler at the lake hide and treecreeper around the reserve
     

    Brambling - AdelDam

    Brambling - credit Chris Hardy

    20th Jan  - sightings from Guide-in-the-hide session (BT, CC, DAJ, PM, JMcA, PJ) and a BTO Webs Survey (CRH, SL)
      Marsh hide
    Single brambling (male feeding on the ground with a group of chaffinch and also on the feeder table), dunnock, magpie, pheasant, teal (male), treecreeper and water rail (showing well around the pond and driven off occasionally by moorhen (alarm calls) but also saw off a female blackbird. Fleeting glimpses of a second bird in the reeds/rushes.)
    7 Blackbird (four male; three female)
    6 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    12 Chaffinch (six pairs)
    4 Coal tit
    4 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; two female)
    8 Great tit
    3 Jay
    6 Long-tailed tit
    6 Mallard (three pairs)
    16 Mandarin (eight pairs)
    3 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    12 Redwing (a flock with eight unidentified finches)
    3 Robin
    3 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Singe bullfinch (male), dunnock, jay, kestrel, kingfisher and shoveler (male) 
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    18 Black-headed gull
    3 Blue tit
    3 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    3 Great tit
    2 Kingfisher (two birds were seen fishing in the morning (10.30) and a single bird on show most of the afternoon)
    2 Magpie
    12 Mallard (seven male; five female)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    4 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    5 Robin
    2 Sparrowhawk (both male and female were seen)
    7 Teal (six male; one female)
    Also a large flock (50+) of what were most likely siskin feeding high in trees on far side of the lake

    WaterRail - AdelDam

    Water rail - credit Dave Johnston

    19th Jan
    Single brambling (male), bullfinch (male), treecreeper and water rail (in conflict with moorhen). 
    Also six pair of chaffinch (six pairs), two male and one female great spotted woodpecker and three jay. All at the marsh hide [DAJ]

    18th Jan
       Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, dunnock, magpie, pheasant ([SB]) and wren
    4 Blackbird (two male; two female)
    3 Blue tit
    8 Chaffinch (four male; four female)
    3 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay
    2 Long-tailed tit
    4 Mallard (three male; one female)
    10 Mandarin (six male; four female)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    2 Redpoll
    4 Robin
    10 Stock dove
    3 Woodpigeon
    Also a single bank vole 

      Lake hide
    Single red kite
    7 Blackbird
    4 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    2 Gadwall (pair)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay
    5 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (four pairs)
    3 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    Also several teal calling in the lake margins - but well hidden

      Other location
    A group of eight blackbird and two redwing turning over leaves close to the bridleway in north west corner of the reserve

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ

    Shoveler - AdelDam

    Shoveler (m eclipse) - credit Chris Hardy

    15th Jan
    A visitor [PR] saw three female bullfinch at the lake hide

    14th Jan
       Marsh hide

    Single carrion crow, jay, mallard (male) and robin 
    2 Blackbird (male)
    5 Blue tit
    4 Chaffinch (two male; two female)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (lots of activity with drumming from two areas and up to three birds chasing)
    5 Great tit
    3 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mandarin (a pair on the stream)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Redpoll 

      Lake hide
    Single kingfisher (male - caught at least four fish during the session) and shoveler (male feeding close to the hide)
    3 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (both male in willows to right of the hide)
    2 Carrion crow
    3 Great tit
    8 Mallard (five male; three female)
    3 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    15 Teal (ten male; five female)

    Also red kite flying low over the reserve entrance

    Contribution from CRH

    12-13th Jan
    Visitors reported [via BT] redpoll, two pairs of great spotted woodpecker and a male sparrowhawk at the marsh hide. Also a shoveler on the lake plus roe deer and a flock of siskin near the reserve entrance

     

    Black-headed gull - Adel Dam

    Black-headed gull (skating?) - credit Dave Johnston

    11th Jan
      Marsh hide

    Single brambling [CJ], carrion crow, robin, siskin (female with the group of chaffinch) 
    2 Blackbird (both male)
    8 Blue tit
    12 Chaffinch (six pairs)
    4 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female - birds were heard drumming from two different locations near the hide at 8.30 am [SB])
    7 Great tit
    3 Jay
    3 Long-tailed tit
    4 Magpie
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    14 Mandarin (seven pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    8 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon

      Lake hide
    Single kingfisher (male), magpie, red kite and shoveler (male) 
    17 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    5 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Long-tailed tit
    14 Mallard (seven pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Robin
    12 Teal (eight male; four female)

      Other location
    A mistle thrush and four blue tit were seen around the reserve

    Contribution from DAJ

    9th Jan
      Marsh hide

    Bullfinch (calling), jay, long-tailed tit, teal (male) and treecreeper
    4 Blackbird (three male; one female)
    7 Blue tit
    8 Chaffinch (four male; four female)
    3 Coal tit
    2 Dunnock
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    7 Great tit
    3 Mallard (two male; one female)
    4 Mandarin (two pairs; one pair mated)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    3 Lesser redpoll ??  (perched briefly in trees near the stream)
    2 Robin
    5 Stock dove
    3 Woodpigeon (one bird attempted mating with a female mandarin on the feeder table!!)

    Contributions from DAJ and CRH
     

    Gadwall - AdelDam

    Gadwall(m) - credit Dave Johnston

    8th Jan
       Marsh hide

    Single buzzard, dunnock, mallard (male), sparrowhawk (male - unsuccessful dive on the feeders), stock dove and teal (male) 
    4 Blackbird (three male; one female)
    5 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow
    3 Chaffinch (two male; one female)
    2 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    6 Great tit
    2 Jay
    3 Magpie
    6 Mandarin (three male; three female)
    3 Moorhen
    3 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    Also an otter which bounded along the stream bank before disappearing into the water, scattering ducks skywards. Didn't appear to get as far as the lake hide

       Lake hide
    Single coal tit, cormorant (flew in, looked confused - water too shallow ? - and flew off), dunnock, kestrel, kingfisher (male fishing close to the hide for 30 min. Several dives of more than ten feet), nuthatch, red kite, shoveler (male first winter), sparrowhawk (likely the same male as seen at the marsh hide – same result) and woodpigeon
    24 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    2 Carrion crow
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay
    4 Magpie
    16 Mallard (ten male; six female)
    3 Moorhen
    4 Robin
    12 Teal (eight male; four female)

       Other locations
    Male blackbird, three carrion crow, five woodpigeon and a flock of redwing (20+) with at least one mistle thrush – all on Cooks field. Also male chaffinch, four blue tit, two coal tit and eight great tit near the entrance

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ

    7th Jan
    Visitors [EA, JD, KS and Pi] reported shoveler, sparrowhawk and otter on the lake. 
    Also bullfinch, great spotted woodpecker, jay, nuthatch, red kite and treecreeper around the reserve
     

    Mandarin(f) - AdelDam

    Mandarin(f) - credit Chris Hardy

    6th Jan

    Marsh hide
    Single chaffinch (female), dunnock, magpie, nuthatch, robin and woodpigeon
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    3 Blue tit
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female separately on the feeders several times, often with another bird drumming near the hide)
    4 Great tit
    3 Mallard (two male; one female)
    13 Mandarin (eight male; five female on the pond)
    2 Moorhen

    Lake hide
    Single coal tit, kingfisher (male fishing actively close to the hide during the session), nuthatch and  shoveler (male first winter?) 
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    26 Black-headed gull
    6 Blue tit
    4 Great tit
    6 Long-tailed tit
    6 Mallard (four male; two female)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    2 Moorhen
    5 Robin (together in the feeder area at the same time!!)
    9 Teal (five male; four female)

     Other location
    Two carrion crow, eight rook and 35 starling on Cooks field

    Contribution from CRH

    Nuthatch - Adel Dam

    Nuthatch - credit Dave Johnston

    4th Jan

    Marsh hide
    Single black-headed gull, grey wagtail, long-tailed tit and mallard (male) 
    6 Blue tit
    6 Bullfinch (four male; two female)
    3 Carrion crow
    4 Chaffinch (two pairs)
    3 Coal tit
    3 Great spotted woodpecker (two male; one female)
    6 Great tit
    3 Jay
    3 Magpie
    14 Mandarin (eight male; six female)
    2 Moorhen
    4 Nuthatch
    3 Robin
    8 Stock dove
    5 Woodpigeon

    Lake hide
    Single dunnock, red kite and shoveler (female) 
    4 Black-headed gull
    5 Blue tit
    3 Coal tit
    3 Great tit
    2 Kingfisher (one was a male - seen by many visitors, including several 'first-timers' - the other flew too quickly to tell)
    4 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (four pairs)
    2 Moorhen
    2 Nuthatch
    4 Robin
    2 Sparrowhawk (both male and female seen)
    17 Teal (thirteen male; four female)

    Contribution from DAJ

    An anonymous couple saw two roe deer on the path near the entrance

    3rd Jan
    A visitor [AB] saw twenty teal, a kingfisher and female shoveler at the lake hide, mink chasing squirrels at the marsh hide and large flocks of finches (siskin, redpoll and some bullfinch) and winter thrushes around the reserve.

    Kingfisher - Adel Dam

    Kingfisher(m) - credit Kia Ng

    1st Jan
    Marsh hide

    Single magpie, moorhen and sparrowhawk (a fly through reported by visitors)
    2 Blackbird (male and female)
    4 Blue tit
    3 Carrion crow
    4 Chaffinch (two male; two female)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great spotted woodpecker (male and female)
    4 Great tit
    2 Jay (both on feeder table)
    4 Mallard (two pairs)
    16 Mandarin (eight pairs - most ended up on the feeder table)
    3 Nuthatch
    2 Robin
    4 Stock dove
    2 Woodpigeon
    Also 12 grey squirrel feasting on food kicked off the feeder table by the mandarin hordes

    Lake hide
    Single coal tit, magpie, nuthatch and kingfisher (around the lake during the morning)
    22 Black-headed gull (on the lake – a group of 80+ flew over the lake earlier)
    4 Blue tit
    3 Great tit
    6 Long-tailed tit
    8 Mallard (four male; four female)
    2 Mandarin (pair)
    4 Moorhen
    3 Robin
    39 Teal (twenty-one male; eighteen female)

    Other locations
    Single chaffinch, jay, kestrel and magpie
    2 Blackbird (pair)
    13 Blue tit
    2 Bullfinch (pair - seen)
    2 Coal tit
    2 Great tit
    11 Long-tailed tit
    2 Mistle thrush
    5 Redwing
    3 Treecreeper

    Contributions from CRH and DAJ.

    Sightings from previous years: