2014

Thanks to all observers, especially Chris Hubbard, Mark Piper and Steve Nichols for additional records

December
31stLittle Egret, Red-crested Pochard and Kingfisher
30thGrey Heron 1, Teal 10, Shoveler 1m, Goldeneye 3m, Red-crested Pochard 2f, Goosander 11, Snipe 1, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher 1, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 1, Golden Plover 4, Long-tailed Tit 5+, Tree Sparrow c4, Reed Bunting 4+, Green Woodpecker 1, Fieldfare 4, Redwing 3, Meadow Pipit, Cetti's Warbler 1, Bullfinch 2. An escaped Helmeted Guineafowl on the Leics bank and Muntjac
29thGrey Heron 1, Goosander 2m, 2f on infeed filter pond, Merlin male chasing pipits, Buzzard 2, Jackdaw c300 leaving roost, Woodpigeon c2000 leaving roost, Skylark c40, Meadow Pipit c30, Pied Wagtail c10, Grey Wagtail 1, Tree Sparrow c40, Yellowhammer c30, Reed Bunting c50
28thLapland Bunting - a male showing well briefly on hedgerow. Observer walked from the inlet carpark along the Northants side towards the hide. It was seen on hedgerow and feeding with Reed Buntings in the weedy field where the ditch crosses to the Oak Wood next to the disused railtrack. Goosander 5, Golden Plover c20, Snipe2
26thGrey Heron 1, Cormorant 6, Greylag Goose 3, Goldeneye 5, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Woodpigeon 500+, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Fieldfare c200, Redwing c20, Starling c20, Tree Sparrow c50, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 4, Reed Bunting 6
24thMediterranean Gull 1 adult
20thWigeon 191, Gadwall 60, Teal 5, Red-crested Pochard 2 female, Pochard 54, Goldeneye 7, Kingfisher 3, Grey Wagtail 1, Cetti’s Warbler (Blowers Lodge Bay), Linnet c40, Bullfinch 4
14thGrey Heron 1, Greylag Goose 51,Canada Goose 1, Gadwall, Mallard 43+, Wigeon, Teal 10, Red-crested Pochard 2 female, Goosander 6, Pochard, Goldeneye 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Red-legged Partridge 2, Woodpigeon c1500, Kingfisher 3, Skylark 1, Fieldfare 2, Redwing 6, Chiffchaff 2, Long-tailed Tit 8, Tree Sparrow c20, Starling 3, Bullfinch 2+, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer 2
13thWigeon 71, Gadwall 62, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Pochard 44, Goldeneye 7, Goosander 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Peregrine 1 adult (attempted to take Cormorant in flight and later a swimming Coot), Red-legged Partridge c30, Water Rail 3, Lapwing c20, Snipe 4, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Jay, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 4
7thSmew 1f, Teal 7, Buzzard 4, Peregrine 1, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1 - male on Hawthorn hedge inlet field, flew off south into Northants, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Woodcock 1, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Goldcrest 3+, Tree Sparrow c40, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Starling c10, Fieldfare c175, Redwing c100, Grey Wagtail 1, Bullfinch 4+, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 2+
6thDark-bellied Brent Goose 1 - Discovered at 1300hrs by floodwater east of the settling pond just on the Leics side of the Avon then at dusk noted off the Hide, Wigeon 119, Gadwall 63, Teal 3, Shoveler 1, Pochard 80, Goldeneye 5, Goosander 1 female, Red-legged Partridge c50 (3 coveys), Snipe 4, Herring Gull c60 (in roost), Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Cetti’s Warbler 1 (Northants reedbed), Chiffchaff 2, Bullfinch 7. Also Brown Hare
1stBuzzard 1, Treecreeper 1, Redwing, Fieldfare c15, Great Tit c30, Blue Tit c15

November
30thGoosander 4 males present
29thGrey Heron 1, Wigeon 190, Gadwall 58, Teal 19, Shoveler 2, Scaup 1 adult female by the feeder stream end, Pochard 105, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 1 female, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 2 (1 ringed), Peregrine 1 adult - low hunting flight by the Hide 1140hrs, Lapwing c45, Redshank 1, Coot c150, Tawny Owl 1, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Fieldfare c25, Redwing c150, Chiffchaff 2 - one by settling pond and one between gate and demolished hide, Cetti's Warbler 2 (1 new and 1 retrapped), Treecreeper 2, Linnet c40, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting c10. Plus singles of Muntjac, Brown Hare and albino Grey Squirrel
27thCetti's Warbler 1 ringed, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Fieldfare c20, Teal 7, Shoveler 3, Goldeneye 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Kingfisher 2, Greenfinch 18 (game feed area)
23rdRed-crested Pochard 8 (4m, 4f), Goldeneye 5 (3m, 2f), Redwing 20+, Fieldfare 19, Goldfinch 6, Bullfinch 4, Marsh Tit 1, Goldcrest, Tree Sparrow c50, Starling c1000 to roost
22ndWigeon 46, Gadwall 26, Teal 11, Shoveler 2, Red-crested Pochard 7 plus RCP Aythya-type hybrid female, Pochard 105, Goldeneye 7, Sparrowhawk 4 (inc. 3 soaring together), Water Rail, Lapwing c120, Snipe, Coot c450, Herring Gull c50, Tawny Owl 1, Kingfisher 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Meadow Pipit c15, Grey Wagtail 2, Redwing c100, Fieldfare c15, Goldcrest 1, Cetti’s Warbler (Northants bank), Willow Tit, Treecreeper, Starling c3000 exiting roost, Linnet 5, Bullfinch 2. Plus Fox 2 (chasing each other), Muntjac
20thLittle Grebe, Wigeon 117, Gadwall 59, Teal 7, Red-crested Pochard 7 plus RCP Aythya-type hybrid female, Pochard 102, Goldeneye 10, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail 3, Mistle Thrush 1 singing, Cetti’s Warbler (Leics bank), Willow Tit, Jay, Redpoll
18thTawny Owl, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Golden Plover 35, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Chiffchaff 1 ringed
16thRed-crested pochard 7, Shoveler 19, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 3, Fieldfare c20, Redwing c25, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green woodpecker 1, Water rail (2 heard in main reed bed), Greenfinch c10, Tree sparrow c25, Wood pigeon c250 to roost, Chiffchaff in Long tailed tit/blue tit/Great tit/Goldcrest flock (Leics side). Also Muntjac
15thLittle Grebe 2, Little Egret 1, Pink-footed Goose 1, Barnacle Goose 1, Gadwall 152, Teal 35, Shoveler 18, Red-crested Pochard 7 plus female RCP hybrid, Pochard 100, Goldeneye 6, Red-legged Partridge c.35, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 34, Kingfisher 3, Gt Spotted Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Fieldfare c.200, Redwing c.100, Cetti’s Warbler 1 (reedbed on Northants bank), Chiffchaff 3, Treecreeper 1, Jay 2+, Redpoll 3 (inc. 2 north), Bullfinch 2
9thMute Swan 42+, Pink-footed Goose 1, Barnacle Goose 1, Canada Goose 238+, Wigeon, Teal 2, Shoveler 28+, Pochard 42+, Goldeneye 2, Greylag Goose flock, Barnacle Goose 1, Gadwall 105, Teal 7, Shoveler 6, Pochard 90, Red-crested Pochard 13, Goldeneye 5, Cormorant 8, Grey Heron 1, Little Egret 1 feeding, Little Grebe 2, Water Rail 2, Woodcock 1, Coot 473+, Sparrowhawk 3, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 6+, Starling c4000 at roost, Fieldfare c100 flew south, Redwing c50, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Chaffinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove 1, Kingfisher 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green Woodpecker 2, Willow Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, Treecreeper 1, Jay 1, Tree Sparrow 30+, Meadow Pipit 2, Bullfinch 6, Goldfinch 4, Linnet c100
8thLittle Egret 3, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Lapwing c60, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Fieldfare c100, Redwing c100, Blackbird c20, Cetti's Warbler 1 retrapped
6thLittle Egret 2, Pink-footed Goose 1, Wigeon c200, Gadwall 115, Teal 77, Shoveler 32, Red-crested Pochard 17 plus female RCP hybrid, Pochard 141, Goldeneye 10, Sparrowhawk 1, Peregrine 1 adult, Red-legged Partridge 23, Lapwing c25, Dunlin 1 west calling, Snipe 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult (roost), Lesser Black-backed Gull c300, Herring Gull c20, Gt. Black-backed Gull 6, Kingfisher 3, Gt Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark c20, Grey Wagtail 3, Fieldfare c.70, Redwing c20, Starling c3000 roosting, Linnet c100, Bullfinch 6
2ndCommon Scoter 1 female then flew west, Red-crested Pochard 17 (9 male & 8 female), Goldeneye 2 male and female, Little Grebe, Snipe 1, Kingfisher, Marsh tit, Redwing c20, Fieldfare c5, Starling c4000 at roost. Also White (albino) grey squirrel
1stAn unconfirmed report of a Slavonian Grebe but not seen this morning, Little Grebe 4, Pink-footed Goose 1, Gadwall 95, Teal 6, Shoveler 54, Red-crested Pochard 17 (10 males) plus Aythya female hybrid, Pochard 63, Goldeneye 4, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Water Rail 1, Lapwing c60, Woodcock 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull c120 on the water, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Rock Pipit 1 east calling 1010hrs, Grey Wagtail 4, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit c20, Fieldfare c70 west, Redwing c35, Starling c100, Tree Sparrow c25, Cetti’s Warbler 1 in Northants reedbed and 1 ringed early am, Chiffchaff 5, Treecreeper 1, Willow Tit 1, Coal Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 5, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer c10. Also Muntjac, Stoat, Common Darter 3, Harlequin Ladybird 2

October
30thLittle Grebe 4, Pink-footed Goose 1, Gadwall 116, Teal 1, Shoveler 30, Red-crested Pochard 11, Pochard 79, Goldeneye 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Water Rail 1, Golden Plover 26, Snipe 8, Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad, Lesser Black-backed Gull c290, Tawny Owl 1, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit c20, Skylark 17, Redwing c20, Stonechat male on railtrack late am, Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 1, Willow Tit 1, Jay 2, Greenfinch 50+, Goldfinch c35, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer c30 . Also Migrant Hawker 3
26thGrey Heron 2, Little Egret 1 feeding, Cormorant 11, Canada Goose 356+, Greylag Goose 310+, Gadwall 50+, Red-crested Pochard 10 (5m, 5f, including the pale male), Teal 17, Shoveler 15+, Pochard 40, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Common Gull 5, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail 1, Redwing 2, Nuthatch 2 and Coal Tit 2 (in Beech leaf litter), Marsh Tit 2, Long-tailed Tits, Starling 1000+ coming in to reed bed roost, Tree Sparrows, Raven 1, Bullfinch 2+, Chaffinch 10+, Linnet c20 neighbouring field, Reed Bunting 2. Also Munjac
Red-crested Pochards by S Nichols
25thLittle Grebe 5, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 1, Pink-footed Goose 1, Barnacle Goose 1, Gadwall 78, Teal 2, Shoveler 23, Red-crested Pochard 9 (5 males) + Aythya RCP-type hybrid female, Pochard 63, Goldeneye 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Red-legged Partridge 14, Golden Plover c350 (fields east of Welford Rd), Lapwing 1, Woodpigeon c500 movement southwest, Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 4, Meadow Pipit c10, Grey Wagtail 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Fieldfare 1, Song Thrush c15 (obvious influx), Chiffchaff 1, Cetti's Warbler (1 ringed), Marsh Tit 1, Starling c75, Goldfinch c30, Linnet c10, Bullfinch 1. Also Red Admiral 1 south west, Comma 1, Migrant Hawker 4, Common Darter 1, Muntjac 2, Hare 3 and Fox on the railtrack
21stLittle Grebe 2, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan 55, Greylag Goose 271, Cackling Goose 1, Pink-footed Goose 1 (note, one with Greylags at Ravensthorpe on 25th Sept), Canada Goose 392+, Barnacle Goose 1, Gadwall 58+, Shoveler 20+, Goldeneye 1 male, Red-legged Partridge 5, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Lapwing 30+, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Song Thrush, Tree Sparrows, Starling c200, Bullfinch 4, Goldfinch 1, Linnet c10. Also Migrant hawker 1, 1 unidentified medium sized dragonfly and a report of an Albino Squirrel sighting
20thSnipe 6, Mistle Thrush 1 heading south, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 2, Redwing 8 ringed, Starling c100, Greenfinch c50, Goldfinch c25, Yellowhammer c15
18thLittle Grebe 5, Cackling Goose, Barnacle Goose, Wigeon c400, Gadwall 144, Teal 1, Shoveler 39, Red-crested Pochard 2 males plus female RCP-type hybrid, Pochard c75, Goldeneye 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Peregrine 1 adult, Lapwing 181 (Welford Rd field) + 8 west, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull c310 (loafing on water), Tawny Owl calling, Kingfisher 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Grey Wagtail 2, Fieldfare 2 south, Reed Warbler 1 and Willow Warbler 1 ringed, Chiffchaff 6, Jay 1, Raven 1, Goldfinch c40, Bullfinch 2. Also Red Admiral 1 south, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter
15thLittle Grebe 2, Goldeneye 2, Kestrel 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Redwing 1, Chiffchaff 3+, Goldcrest 4+. Also Migrant Hawker 2
12thGreat Crested Grebe 61, Grey Heron 2, Little Egret 1 feeding, Cormorant 5, Greylag Goose c30, Barnacle Goose 1, Gadwall 49+, Shoveler 34+, Red-crested Pochard 2 males, Pochard 45, Wigeon 350, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Lapwing 7+ (c60 on neighbouring field), Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii), Meadow Pipit, Skylark 2+ over, Song Thrush 2, Starling c100 neighbouring field, Tree Sparrow c20, Jackdaw, Marsh Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Treecreeper 2, Nuthatch 1, Chiffchaff 7+, Goldcrest 6+, Goldfinch 1, Bullfinch 4, Linnet 10
11thLittle Grebe 2, Cackling Canada Goose 1, Canada Goose 393, Barnacle Goose 1, Wigeon 534+, Gadwall 126, Teal 1, Shoveler 56, Red-crested Pochard 10 (8 males, 2 females) plus female RCP-type hybrid, Goldeneye 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1, Red-legged Partridge 17, Water Rail 1, Golden Plover 1 east, Lapwing c25, Snipe 1 west, Common Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker 4, Green Woodpecker 1, Skylark c30 sw, Meadow Pipit c30, Grey Wagtail 2, Redwing 1, Chiffchaff 6, Marsh Tit 2, Jay 1, Goldfinch c40, Bullfinch 3. Also Migrant Hawker 1
6thOsprey fishing
Osprey by D McIntyre
Osprey by D McIntyre
5thGrey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Cackling Canada Goose 1 (associating with ca.110 Canada Geese by the dam), Wigeon ca.470, Gadwall 106, Teal 19, Shoveler 54, Red-crested Pochard 5 males plus female RCP-type hybrid, Pochard ca.30, Goldeneye 1 female, Red Kite 1, Buzzard ca.12 inc 7 in one thermal, Red-legged Partridge 23 (single covey), Lapwing c50, Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl calling, Kingfisher 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark c60 moving through, Meadow Pipit c60 along railtrack, Swallow 4 south, Grey Wagtail 1, Reed Warbler 1, Chiffchaff ca.15, Goldcrest 7, Tree Sparrow c30, Jay 1, Raven 1, Reed Bunting c15. Also Red Admiral 3 southwest (moving at speed), Common Darter, Muntjac

September
30thGrey Heron 6, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 43 - Including 3 Cygnets, Canada Goose 60+, Greylag Goose 20+, Shoveler 2, Kestrel 1, Buzzard 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Ringed Plover - juvenile, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail 7, Stonechat - female, Reed Bunting - 6 Male & 2 female
Little Ringed Plover - Amanda Jaynes
Stonechat - Amanda Jaynes
29thRedshank 1 over, Sparrowhawk 1, Marsh Tit 1, Reed Warbler 3, Blackcap c50, Chiffchaff c50, Goldcrest 4, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 3, Reed Bunting c15
28thIf anyone finds a lens cap on their walk around Stanford Reservoir please contact me on the above email address
27thRed-crested Pochard 6 all male (one very pale bird - also was present with another at Shawell lagoons earlier in the week), Grey Heron 2, Wigeon c150, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Lapwing 15, Kingfisher 1, Willow Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit c12, Blackcap 3, Tree Sparrow 20+, Pied Wagtail 2, Chaffinch 15+, Linnet c10, Teal 2, Cormorant 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff 15+, Grey Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipits over, Bullfinch 4, Goldfinch over. Also Hornet nest on nest box, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 2, Migrant hawker 5+, Common Darter 1.
25thGreat Crested Grebe 25, Mute Swan 56 inc 6 cygnets, Canada Goose 250, Greylag Goose 30, Gadwall 20, Shoveler 5, Wigeon 50, Pochard 35, Tufted Duck 35, Coot 250, Moorhen 4, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Black-headed Gull 200, Woodpigeon 12, Grey Wagtail 4, Robin, Blackbird, Raven 1, Jackdaw 20, Carrion Crow, Rook 10, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 15,
20thLittle Grebe 4, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 50+, Wigeon 193, Gadwall 69, Teal 23, Pintail 3, Shoveler 65, Red-crested Pochard eclipse male, Pochard 202, Goldeneye 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Sandpiper 1 over south calling, Tawny Owl calling, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swallow c70 east, Meadow Pipit c10, Grey Wagtail 7 inc 2 high southeast, Blackcap c25, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler 2, Willow Warbler 1 singing, Chiffchaff c25, Goldcrest 6, Willow Tit 1, Treecreeper 2, Jay 4. Also Small White 5, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawker 4, Common Darter 2
19thShelduck, pair flew eastward along res, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 4, Canada Goose 242, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 6+
17thGreat Crested Grebe 7, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 57, Greylag Goose 135, Canada Goose 110, Mallard 8, Shoveler 1, Pochard 20, Tufted Duck 20, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Redshank 1 (calling), Green Sandpiper 1, Coot 63, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 8, Blackcap c30, Reed Warbler 2, Chiffchaff c50, Goldcrest 1, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Linnet c30, Goldfinch c10
16thSnipe 1, Meadow Pipit c15, Blackcap 94 ringed, Chiffchaff 24 ringed, Goldcrest 2
14thRedstart - 1st winter male on fence by pumping shed, then moved to bushes just by the Avon, Hobby juvenile, Pintail 2 female, Ruff 2 flushed from the dam, circrled then flew off high westward, Teal 14, Grey Wagtail 1, Coal Tit 1, Kingfisher 1, Tree Sparrow c25, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 10+, Whitethroat 1. Also Hare, Speckled Wood 4, Ruddy Darter and Migrant Hawker 10+
13thGrey Heron 1, Wigeon 154, Gadwall 84, Teal 2, Pintail 2, Shoveler 49, Red-crested Pochard eclipse male, Pochard 142, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Lapwing c100, Common Sandpiper 2, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Skylark 15, Grey Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 15, Swallow c40 south, Blackcap 50+, Whitethroat 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 30+, Willow Warbler c5 - including a northern race 'acredula', the 2nd this year and the 4th record at Stanford, Treecreeper 1, Jay 1, Raven 1, Tree Sparrow c50, Linnet c15, Goldfinch c12. Also Muntjac 2, Hare 1, Common Blue Damselfly 20, Migrant Hawker 12, Common Darter 12, Ruddy Darter 1, Small White c30, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 12
12thLittle Egret, Grey Heron 3, Teal 6, Shoveler 23+, Cormorant 7, Buzzard 6+, Hobby 1, Raven 1, hassled high circling Buzzards, Kingfisher 1, Meadow Pipits overhead, Starling 25, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Blackcap 6+, Chiffchaff 20+, Chaffinch 20+ under Beech trees. Also Speckled Wood 10+, Green Veined White 3, Red Admiral 2, dragonflies - several high and very active, Munjac 2, Hare, Grass Snake
11thBirds ringed today included Blackcap 111, Chiffchaff 39, Spotted Flycatcher 1, a Willow Warbler control and Meadow Pipit 5
10thGreat Crested Grebe 25, Grey Heron 2, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan 25 - including 4 cygnets, Greylag 240, Gadwall 14, Shoveler 2, Pochard 35, Tufted Duck 35, Little Ringed Plover 1 on the dam, Lapwing 70, Coot 120, Black-headed Gull 37, Lesser Black-backed Gull 35, Woodpigeon 9, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher 3, Pied Wagtail 1, Wren, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Rook 4, Chaffinch, Goldfinch
9thStill good numbers of warblers passing through. Birds processed included 101 Blackcaps including 2 controls, Redstart 1, Chiffchaff 39 including a control, Willow Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 3, Sedge Warbler 2 and Meadow Pipit 12
8thGood number of Blackcaps around the reservoir with reports of c500 early morning at first light, 150 Blackcaps ringed. Also Snipe 1
7thGrey Heron 3, Little Egret 1, Cormorant 6, Mute Swan 53, Wigeon 37+, Teal 4, Shoveler 20, Gadwall 45, Pochard 57+, Buzzard, Lapwing 9, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail 3, Blackcap 1, Chiffchaff 10+, Whitethroat 1, Marsh Tit 1, Raven 1, Tree Sparrow 4, Linnet, Bullfinch 6, Goldfinch. Also Speckled wood 6, Red Admiral 1, Ruddy Darter, Black tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker 10+
6thWigeon 54, Gadwall 50, Teal 9, Shoveler 42, Pochard 67, Osprey seen fishing and then heading east, Sparrowhawk 2, Hobby 1, Lapwing c80, Dunlin 1 S calling, Kingfisher 2, Meadow Pipit c35, Yellow Wagtail 1 NE, Grey Wagtail 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1 (behind dam), Willow Tit 3+, Bullfinch 10+. Birds processed during todays ringing included Blackcap 119, Chiffchaff 43, Willow Warbler 10, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Whitethroat 12, Garden Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 17, Sedge Warbler 4. Also Small White c70, Small Tortoiseshell 17, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 8, Common Blue, Common Blue Damselfly 2, Brown Hawker 3, Migrant Hawker 20+, Common Darter 5, Ruddy Darter 2, Muntjac, Fox, Brown Hare
3rdGreat Crested Grebe 14, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 40 (inc 3 cygnets), Greylag 210, Canada Goose 65, Gadwall 9, Mallard 3, Shoveler 1, Pochard 15, Tufted Duck 60, Lapwing 25, Black-headed Gull 70, Lesser Black-backed Gull 22, Moorhen 2, Coot 140, Woodpigeon 7, Pheasant, Grey Wagtail 1, Swallow 10, Blackcap c120, Chiffchaff 5, Blue Tit, Blackbird 2, Wren 1, Rook 8, Linnet c100
2ndA large fall of Blackcaps resulted in 222 being processed, other warblers included Reed Warbler 10, Sedge Warbler 5, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 18, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff 18 and Willow Warbler 8. Also Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Willow Tit 1, Raven 1, Jay 1, Bullfinch 5, Speckled Wood 3, Red Admiral 1, Small White 2, Migrant Hawker c10

August
30thFirst site record of a Camberwell Beauty butterfly seen along railtrack early afternoon but not seen since, Wigeon 6, Gadwall 34, Teal 2, Shoveler 44, Pochard 37, Hobby (hunting Migrant Hawkers around Old Covert), Lapwing c80, Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad, Kingfisher 4, Sand Martin c30, Swallow c100, Grey Wagtail 4, Willow Tit, Jay 3, Linnet c60, Bullfinch 8+
28thGreen Sandpiper 2, Swallow 500+
27thGreat Crested Grebe 17, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 7, Mute Swan 34 (inc 4 cygnets), Greylag 60, Canada Goose 10, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 1, Mallard 25, Shoveler 2, Pochard 6, Tufted Duck 25, Coot 92, Black-headed Gull 60, Lesser Black-backed Gull 25, Chiffchaff and Great Tit
25thSome observations from the Leicestershire side this pm: Little Grebe 2, Little Egret, Shoveler, Teal, Goldeneye 1f, Red Kite over, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Willow Tit, Treecreeper, Bullfinch 14. Also good numbers of Swallow and House Martin.
24thGrey Heron 2, Little Grebe 1, Canada Goose 130, Gadwall 30, Wigeon 4, Shoveler 14+, Pochard 20, Kestrel 1, Kingfisher 2, Swift 1, Swallow 10, Sand Martin 15, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff 10+, Willow Tit 2, Linnet 4+, Bullfinch 4. Also numerous Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and good number of various dragonfly species
23rdLittle Grebe 1, Mute Swan 57 (inc 7 cygnets), Greylag 350+, Canada Goose 208, Wigeon 4, Gadwall 32, Shoveler 21, Pochard 42, Goldeneye 1f, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Hobby 3 (hunting together over Blowers Lodge Bay early pm), Yellow Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail 9 (two family parties together), Swallow c15, Sand Martin c30, House Martin c30, Swift 8, Spotted Flycatcher 3 (ad feeding 2 juvs behind the dam), Treecreeper, Raven 11 (eleven), Tree Sparrow c25, Bullfinch 6. Also Muntjac 2, Brown Hare 2, Clouded Yellow 1 near feeding station, Common Blue 2, Peacock, Speckled Wood c5, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortioseshell 8, Brown Hawker 4, Migrant Hawker 1, Common Darter 3, Ruddy Darter
22ndGreat Crested Grebe 22, Cormorant 1, Mute Swan 37 (inc 4 cygnets), Greylag 120, Canada Goose 90, Mallard 6, Pochard 12, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck 16, Coot 115, Buzzard 1, Black-headed Gull 4, Woodpigeon 12, Kingfisher 1, Swallow 4, Wren 3, Rook 120, Reed Bunting 1
21stTree Pipit 2 - 1 trapped and ringed, Kingfisher 1
20thTree Pipit 4 - 1 trapped and ringed, Hobby 1, Redshank over with 3 Avocets, Raven 3
19thOsprey - 1910hrs, Shoveler 19, Common Tern 3, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 4, Green Woodpecker 1
18thGrey Heron 1, Mute Swan 42, Kestrel 1, Redshank over, Swift 2, House Martin c30, Swallow c5, Yellow Wagtail 1, Garden Warbler 3, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Tree Sparrow c30, Raven 3, Chaffinch c30. Also Fox, Muntjac, Brown Hare 2, Grass Snake and Red Admiral
17thWigeon 1, Goldeneye female, Gadwall 15, Shoveler 7, Sand Martin c30, House Martin 5, Swallow 1, Spotted Flycatcher 2 (by entrance drive), Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 1, Kingfisher 1, Kestrel 1. Also Speckled Wood 5, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1
16thWigeon 1, Gadwall 18, Teal 3, Shoveler 12, Pochard 47, Goldeneye 1 female, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern, Sand Martin ca.120 (most of which gained height and headed south in a single flock 1315hrs), Yellow Wagtail 1 south, Grey Wagtail 4, Bullfinch 4. Also Clouded Yellow still on set aside field strip by railtrack, Small T’shell 16, Common Blue, Hare
15thGreat Crested Grebe 32, Cormorant 4, Mute Swan 39, Greylag 7, Mallard 23, Pochard 13, Tufted Duck 13, Coot 35, Moorhen 3, Black-headed Gull 23, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher 1, Swallow 4, Pied Wagtail 1, Blackbird, Rook 3
14thGrey Heron 3, Little Grebe juv, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 20+, Goldeneye female, Shoveler 5, Kingfisher 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin 5, Swallow 1. Also Hare 4
10thRaven harassed by 3 Common Terns, Gadwall 4, Kestrel 2, Kingfisher 2, Coot 294+, Sand Martin c20, House Martin. Also Speckled Wood 5+, Banded Demoiselle
9thGreat Crested Grebe 64, Gadwall 23, Shoveler 4, Pochard 64, Goldeneye 1 female, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail 5, Raven. Also Clouded Yellow 2 [set-aside strip by Welford Road railtrack gate]. Plus Essex Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue 11, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell 14, Peacock 3, Comma, Speckled Wood 19, Gatekeeper 4. Dragonflies included Emerald Damselfly 3, White-legged Damselfly, Brown Hawker 30, Migrant Hawker 8, Common Darter 2, Ruddy Darter 2. Plus Fox and Muntjac
8thGarganey female, Shoveler 9, Gadwall 6, Common Tern 2, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher
3rdHobby, Osprey, Gadwall 7, Tufted Duck 40+, Pochard c10, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler

July
27thCommon Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail 5 (family party), Raven
26thGadwall 2, Teal, Pochard 34, Goldeneye female, Osprey 2 circling and fishing together 1235hrs, Yellow-legged Gull 3 (with Ls. Black-Backs in field by railtrack), Common Tern, Grey Wagtail 2, Green Woodpecker 3 juvs together
25thGrey Heron 1, Mute Swan 25, Canada Goose 111, Greylag Goose 52, Tufted Duck 18, Coot 48, Moorhen, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Green Woodpecker 1
24thGreat Crested Grebe 41, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan 55, Pochard 39, Osprey, fishing for 15 mins, flew off East with catch, Kestrel 2, Common Tern 1, Common Sandpiper 3, Green Woodpecker 4, Grey Wagtail 6, Swallow 3, Whitethroat 3, Reed and Sedge Warblers
22ndGrey Heron 1, Mute Swan 6, Greylag Goose 30+, Mallard 20+, Tufted Duck 30+, Coot 20+, Common Tern 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Blackbird, Rook 3, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer 1
20thGreat Crested Grebe 20+, Cormorant 1, Mute swan 58, plus 3 large cygnets and 3 medium sized cygnets, Greylag Goose 100+, Canada Goose 35+, Gadwall 3, Mallard 30+, Pochard 43, Tufted Duck 20+, Goldeneye 1 female, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Coot 120, Greenshank east, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 6, Black-headed Gull, Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 6, Swift 3, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 5 (3 juvs), Grey Wagtail 5, Yellow Wagtail 1, Wren 2, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit 2, Jay, Rook 100+ (on field to north end of water), Tree Sparrow 12+, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 2. Also Essex Skipper 20+, Peacock 72, Small Tortoiseshell 50, Speckled Wood 3, Gatekeeper 40+, Comma 2, Red Admiral 1. Dragonflies inc Emperor 1, Emerald Damselfly 2, Black-tailed Skimmer 4, Migrant Hawker 2, Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker 10, Ruddy Darter 3
17thLittle Grebe 2, Goldeneye female (eclipse), Pochard 6, Green Woodpecker, Starling c150 going to roost in bushes. Also Hare 1, Muntjac 1, Southern Hawker several
15thGlossy Ibis - An unconfimed report of one flying in from north around the reservoir and finally heading south, Great Crested Grebe 25+, Grey Heron 1, Little Egret 1, Mute Swan 44, Common Tern 1, Oystercatcher 5 adults on the dam, Common Sandpiper 3, Kingfisher 3, Jay 2. Also Small Skipper 1, Green-veined White 3, Peacock 1 and Brown Hawker several
12thCommon Tern 1, Sedge Warbler c20, Garden Warbler c20, Whitethroat c30, Reed Bunting c30. Also Small Skipper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Green-veined White 2, Small White c100 on rape field
11thCommon Tern 1, Green Woodpecker 3 (1 juv), Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 juv, House Martin 4, Swallow 1, Marsh Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, Long-tailed Tit 8, Goldcrest 1, warblers include Reed & Sedge, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff. Also Good numbers of Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Large and Small Whites and Muntjac
7thBuzzard 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Sedge Warbler c10, Blackcap c15, Garden Warbler c15, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Whitethroat c30, Willow Warbler c10, Chiffchaff c5, Tree Sparrow c25, Chaffinch c10, Linnet 1, Reed Bunting c15, Yellowhammer 1
6thSparrowhawk 1, Kingfisher 1, Blackcap 10+, Garden Warbler c10, Lesser Whitethroat c5, Chiffchaff 15+, Chaffinch c10, Jay1
3rdCommon Tern 3, Oystercatcher 2, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Raven 1
1stCurlew 1, Oystercatcher 2

June
30thCanada Goose 64 with 24 goslings of various ages, Greylag Goose 134, Pochard 10, Common Tern 4, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 3 juveniles, Jay 2. Also American Mink 4, Hare 1
28thBuzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Common Tern 4, Red-legged Partridge 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher 1, Garden Warbler c20, Whitethroat c25, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Willow Warbler c30, Chiffchaff c20, Bullfinch 2, Linnet 3, Reed Bunting c15
26thLitte Egret flew over dam westward, Common Tern 8, Oystercatcher 3, Curlew 2 over, Kingfisher 3
24thBuzzard 2, Tawny Owl 1
23rdCommon Tern 4, Oystercatcher 2
22ndGrey Heron 3, Gadwall 2, Teal 1, Pochard 7, Common Tern 11, Oystercatcher 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Stock Dove, Long-tailed Tit c20, Tree Sparrow 4+, Linnet 3+, Goldfinch 4, Bullfinch 2, Sedge & Reed, Garden Warbler (4 singing), Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap & Chiffchaff. Also Muntjac, Meadow Brown and Ringlet numerous, Speckled Wood several, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Broad-bodied Chaser - several, Four-spotted Chaser 1, Black-tailed Skimmer 1 male with 3 female in copulation
21stGrey Heron 2, Common Tern 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Stock Dove 5+, Blackcap 15+, Garden Warbler c5, Whitethroat c25, Lesser Whitethroat c5, Willow Warbler c15, Chiffchaff c10, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting. Also Speckled Wood c5, Ringlet c15
20thCommon Tern 2, Oystercatcher 3
15thMute Swan 36, Greylag Goose c140, Canada Goose 10, Gadwall 1, Teal 1, Kestrel, Common Tern 6, Cuckoo, Swift c40, Kingfisher, Sand Martin c25, Grey Wagtail 1 female, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2+, Green Woodpecker, Garden Warbler 6 singing, Jay, Bullfinch, Linnet and Goldfinch, Also Speckled Wood several, Large Skipper, Red Admiral and Brown Hare
14thGrey Heron 2, Common Tern 2, Kingfisher 2 ringed, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Reed Warbler c5, Sedge Warbler c10, Blackcap c10, Garden Warbler c5, Whitethroat c20, Willow Warbler c10, Chiffchaff c15, Jay, Reed Bunting c15. Also Speckled Wood
8thShoveler 1 male, Gadwall 2 male & 3 female, Kestrel 2, Common Tern 6, Cuckoo, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin c25, Garden warbler 4+ singing. Also Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small and Large Skipper, Speckled Wood 15+, Common Blue, Hornet and Silver-ground Carpet moth
7thLeics side: Common Tern 3, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Cuckoo 1 male, Sand Martin 3, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Sedge Warbler 8, Reed Warbler 2, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 8, Garden Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 2, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 6. Northants side: Mute Swan with 3 cygnets, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Skylark 1, Sedge Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 1, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 1, Garden Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 2, Tree Sparrows c10 around feeding station, Linnet 1, Reed Bunting 8, Yellowhammer 1. Also Brown Hare 2, Grey Squirrel 7 on the floor under feeders!
3rdCormorant 5, Mute Swan - now 3 with cygnets, Gadwall 1 male, Common Tern 2, Stock Dove 3, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swift c50, House Martin c5, Sand Martin c5, Reed Warbler 1, Blackcap c5, Garden Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat c10, Willow Warbler c5, Chiffchaff c10, Jay 2, Mistle Thrush 1, Tree Sparrow c10 around feeder. Also a Badger on the railtrack, Brown Hare 2, Orange Tip 1, Speckled Wood 2
2ndCommon Tern 7, Cuckoo calling, Hobby over Sth Kilworth then towards the reservoir, Spotted Flycatcher near to weir.
1stOsprey 1

May
31stCuckoo male and female still present, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby over the railtrack in the evening, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Song Thrush 4, Tree Sparrow c15, Goldfinch c5, Linnet c5, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting c20. Also Brown Hare and Common Newt eft.
29th Great Crested Grebe 23, Mute Swan now 4 cygnets - 21 others present, Canada Goose with 5 goslings, Mallard with 5 ducklings, Gadwall 1 male, Shoveler pair, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Swift c50, House Martin 30+, Sand Martin 100+, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush 6 singing males, Tree Sparrow c10. Also albino Grey Squirrel on rail rack
25th Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, Greylag Goose 45, Gadwall 2 male & 1 female, Common Tern 8, Kestrel, Cuckoo (Leics side), Swift c20, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail juvenile, Yellow Wagtail, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Tree Sparrow 4, Long-tailed Tits 2 family parties, Garden Warbler 6. Also Peacock, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Speckled Wood 3, Small Skipper, Green-veined White 2, Banded Demoiselle, Red-eyed Damselfly and an unidentified Dragonfly species.
24th Heavy rain cut short the mornings ringing session to just two hours with Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler processed. Male Cuckoo heard calling at the point, Grey Heron 1. Also Brown Hare 2, Muntjac 1
23rd Female Cuckoo and Kingfisher trapped and ringed, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swift 20, House Martin 12+, Raven 1
22nd Limited sightings this afternoon due to the thunderstorms - Common Tern, Cuckoo, Swift 10+, Sand Martin 100+, House Martin 70+, Swallow 10, Garden Warbler
19th Common Sandpiper - 6 on dam, Common Tern 3. Also Munjac 2 and Brown Hare
18th Cuckoo - two present this morning
17th Quail again in oil seed rape field, Cuckoo - a very mobile male around Blowers Lodge Bay, Grey Heron 4, Coot with two newly hatched young in the nest, Common Tern 4, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1. Also Brown Hare, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, Peacock, Small White, Green-veined White and Banded Demoiselle
15th Quail 1945hrs in oil seed rape field, Cuckoo on Leics side, Common Tern 4, Green Woodpecker 1, lots of Garden Warblers singing, Jay 1. Also Stoat 2, Hare 1, Orange Tip & Peacock
14th Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 13, Kestrel 1, Cuckoo 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, numerous Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, Garden Warblers, Whitethroats, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs singing
11th Quail in oil seed rape field Northants side west side of inlet bay calling several times, Cormorant 3, Gadwall 3 males, Buzzard with food, Kestrel, Common Tern 10, Cuckoo calling, Swift c50, Pied Wagtail one fledgling, Sand Martin 150+, House Martin 20+, Swallow 10+, Treecreeper with food, Long-tailed tit family, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Reed and Sedge several of each, Bullfinch 6, Linnet 3
10th Buzzard 1, Tawny Owl (2 owlets ringed), Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Cuckoo calling, Swift c70, Raven 1, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff all singing. Also Muntjac, Brown Hare, Speckled Wood and Small White
9th Quail (1900hrs) calling 3 times in wheat field south side through gate (by track) 100 yds, Cuckoo calling moving all around the resrvoir, Common Sandpiper on dam, Common Tern 11, Gadwall 2 males, Swift c70, House Martin c10, Sand Martin c20, Green Woodpecker 1, Garden Warbler 5 singing, Bullfinch 2+, Great spotted woodpecker, Long Tailed Tits & Tree Sparrows
5th Grey Heron 2, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Common Tern c6, Cuckoo 1, Tawny Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Song Thrush 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Garden Warbler c5, Blackcap c10, Whitethroat c20, Willow Warbler c10, Chiffchaff c10, Tree Sparrow c15, Chaffinch c6, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting c10, Yellowhammer 1. Also Muntjac 2, Orange Tip c10, Red Admiral, Peacock, Speckled Wood 4 and Hairy Dragonfly 1
4th Grasshopper Warbler 1, Stoat 1, Common Toad 2, Field Vole 1, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell
3rd Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 20, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Common/Artic Tern 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Garden Warbler 1 ringed, Lesser Whitethroat 2 ringed, numberous Whitethroat and Blackcap singing, Reed Warbler retrapped, Tree Sparrow c10.

April
29thGadwall 7, Shoveler 1 male, Common Tern 8, Green Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin c50, Swallow c12
27thGrey Heron 1, Mute Swan 13, Gadwall 9, Shoveler 1 male, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Red-legged Partridge 4, Oystercatcher 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 SW, Common Tern 12, Tawny Owl 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Swallow c6, House Martin c 20, Sand Martin c50, Yellow Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail 1 female, Reed warbler, Garden warbler 2 singing, Whitethroat 5 singing, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Tree Sparrow c10, Bullfinch 2, Linnet 3. Also Brown Hare 1, Orange Tip 2 and Green-veined White 2.
26thCommon Tern 2, Arctic Tern 3, Peregrine - mid afternoon. Good numbers of Sand Martins, Swallow and a few House Martins
24thGadwall 3m & 1f, Mallard with 2 ducklings, Goldeneye 2m & 1f, Kestrel 1, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 2, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat & Whitethroat
23rdYellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff all on Leicestershire side this morning.
22ndBuzzard 1, Oystercatcher heard, GS Woodpecker 1, Grasshopper Warbler 1 singing, Lesser Whitethroat 1 ringed, Reed Warbler 2 singing in phragmites at the point
21stGadwall 3 males, Teal pair, Goldeneye 1 female, Red Kite 1, Yellow Wagtail 4, Whitethroat. Also several Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small White, Orange Tip
19thGreat Crested Grebe c12, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 2, Gadwall 3 male, Goldeneye 1 female, Osprey over heading east, Oystercatcher 2, Kingfisher 1, Green Woodpecker 1, GS Woodpecker 1, Skylark 5+, mixed group of House Martin & Sand Martin c200, Yellow Wagtail 1, Song Thrush 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1 singing early morning, Sedge warbler 5+, Blackcap 10+, Chiffchaff 15+, Willow Warbler 10+, Willow Tit 1, Raven 1, Tree Sparrow c10, Goldfinch 2, Linnet 5+, Reed Bunting 10+
15thGadwall 4, Goldeneye 3, Oystercatcher 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail, Sedge Warbler 3 singing, Goldcrest & Treecreeper singing, Tree Sparrow 10+. Also 6+ of each Peacock, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip
13thGadwall 6, Goldeneye 15, Kingfisher 1, Sand Martin c200, Linnet 7
12thGrey Heron 2, Gadwall 3, Goldeneye 9, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 3, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover 2 on floodwater behind settling pond, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin ca.150, Swallow ca.50, Meadow Pipit 6 west, Yellow Wagtail 2, Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat both trapped and ringed, Whitethroat, Blackcap 6+, Chiffchaff c10, Willow Warbler c10.Also Muntjac and Brown Hare
10thLittle Egret flew low west over the dam, Gadwall 3, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 1 female, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 3, Kestrel 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Sand Martin c300, Swallow 6, Sedge Warbler singing, Blackcap c10, Willow Warbler c5, Chiffchaff c10, Treecreeper 2, Raven 1, Tree Sparrow 7, Song Thrush 1. Also Brimstone 4, Several Peacock, Orange Tip 1, Brown Hare 4, Muntjac 2, Common Toad 3 and 8 Short-tailed Voles from two nests under tin sheets.
6thMute Swan 20+, Cormorant 4, Grey Heron 2, Greylag Goose 19, Canada Goose 3, Gadwall 4, Tufted Duck c100, Goldeneye 8, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Red-legged Partridge 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Swallow - several, Fieldfare c50, Blackcap 2, Nuthatch 1, Tree Sparrow 6+, Peacock 1
5thLittle Grebe 1, Gadwall 8, Teal 2, Goldeneye 17, Red Kite 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 14+, Kestrel 1, Oystercatcher 2, Golden Plover 28, Lapwing 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Sand Martin c45, Swallow 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff 9, Willow Warbler 2, Treecreeper 2, Jay 1, Linnet 12+, Bullfinch 12. Also Muntjac 2, Brown Hare 2, Comma 1
2ndLittle Egret behind the settling pond and 20+ Sand Martins present
4thBuzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Tree Sparrow c15, Linnet c12.
1stGrey Heron 1, Sparrowhawk 1, GS Woodpecker 1, Redwing 4, Chiffchaff c10, Willow Warbler 1, Goldcrest 1, Linnet c10, Reed Bunting c5. Also Common Toad, Comma, Peacock and Brimstone.

March
31stGrey Heron 1, Oystercatcher 3, Goldcrest 1, Chiffchaff c10, Blackcap 1, Jay 1, Tree Sparrow c10, Willow Tit 1, Linnet c15
30thCormorant 10, Grey Heron 1, Gadwall 3, Wigeon 5, Teal 6, Shoveler 6, Goldeneye 10+, Tufted Duck c60, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2 displaying, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail pair, Fieldfare c40, Redwing 3, Chiffchaff 7, Treecreeper 2, Starling c60, Bullfinch 4, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 2, Lesser Redpoll 1, Linnet 4.
Also Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 12+
29thLittle Egret 1, Grey Heron 1, Teal 3, Goldeneye 21, Goosander 1, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 2, Lapwing 4, Snipe 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 8, Treecreeper 5, Raven 1, Bullfinch 4, Chaffinch 10+, Reed Bunting c5. Also Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Brown Hare 2 and Common Newt
25thFieldfare 20 and a pair of Oystercatchers in the field behind the settling pond.
22ndTeal 2, Gadwall 2, Goldeneye 23, Buzzard 1, Oystercatcher 1 (on the dam), Lapwing 2, Snipe 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Kingfisher 1, Chiffchaff 3, Redwing c20, Raven 1, Linnet c20. Also Small Tortoiseshell 1 and Brown Hare 1.
16thGreat Crested Grebe 20+, Cormorant 8, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 20, Greylag Goose 20, Canada Goose 1, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 49, Teal 2+, Tufted Duck c40, Pochard 3, Goldeneye 16, Female Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander 5, Red-legged Partridge 2, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 1, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing 1 displaying, Snipe 1, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin 3, Pied Wagtail 1, Fieldfare c5, Redwing c10, Chiffchaff 1, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper 2, Jay 1, Raven 1 over North-West, Tree Sparrow 5+, Chaffinch, Bullfinch 4, Goldfinch 1, Greenfinch 3+, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting 3, Yellowhammer 1
15thWigeon 59, Gadwall 4, Teal 8, Pochard 22, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 6, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 4, Snipe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare 5, Redwing c.20, Chiffchaff 3, Treecreeper, Linnet c.10, Bullfinch 4. Also Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell 2
11thRed-breasted Merganser still and 4 Goosander
9thGreylag 20, Canada Goose 2, Gadwall 3, Wigeon 3, Teal 2, Pochard c40, Goldeneye 9, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Goosander 5, Little Egret, Great Crested Grebe 14+, Cormorant 3, Grey Heron, Red Kite - over eastward, Oystercatcher 1, Red-legged Partridge 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail - singing male, Redwing c10, Tree Sparrow c5, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit 8, Linnet 2, Goldfinch, Bullfinch 4, Reed Bunting 2+. Also the first butterfly records for 2014 - Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1, Peacock 4+, Red Admiral 1
8thFemale Red-breasted Merganser still present, Goosander 14, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1
7thRed-breasted Merganser reappeared, seen off the Hide 1230hrs. Also Little Egret, Teal 19, Pochard 52, Goldeneye 8, Buzzard 7, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 2, Lapwing 5 (displaying), Snipe 3, Grey Wagtail 2, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Redwing ca.10, Bullfinch 2. Plus a Brown Hare.
1stNo sign of the Red-Breated Merganser. Adult Caspian Gull briefly at 1230hrs. Also Little Grebe, Wigeon 61, Gadwall, Teal 18, Pochard 71, Goldeneye 11, Goosander 2, Buzzard 4, Lapwing 8, Snipe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Gt. Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare 48, Redwing 10, Willow Tit, Linnet ca.30, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting, Muntjac 2.

February
27thFemale Red-breasted Merganser still present this morning.
23rdFemale Red-breasted Merganser, Cormorant 1, Grey Heron 1, Greylag Goose 156, Gadwall 2, Wigeon c100, Mallard c50, Teal 16, Goldeneye 9, Goosander 11 (4 male), Sparrowhawk 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Bullfinch 5
22ndFemale Red-breasted Merganser close to the dam. Also Mute Swan 29, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 117, Teal 2, Pochard 99, Goldeneye 11, Goosander 7, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 2, Snipe 4, Jack Snipe 2, Water Rail, Lapwing ca.30, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare ca.70, Redwing ca.35, Tree Sparrow 12, Bullfinch 7. Plus Muntjac, Brown Hare.
16thRed-breasted Merganser female still present. Also, Green Sandpiper by settling pond, flew east at 0915hrs, Cormorant 2, Grey Heron 3, Little Egret 1, Little Grebe 1, Goosander 3, Gadwall, Wigeon 198, Pochard 105, Goldeneye 10, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 1 - display, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 70, Snipe 2, Red-legged Partridge 2, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Fieldfare 60, Redwing 20, Song Thrush 5 - singing males, Grey Wagtail 1, Long-tailed Tit 6+, Treecreeper 1, Starling ca.200 SW, Jay 2, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch 6, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting ca.12, Brown Hare
15thRed-breasted Merganser - female by the feeder stream, Wigeon 163, Teal, Pochard 108, Goldeneye 7, Goosander 4, Kestrel, Snipe 4, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Bullfinch 14, Brown Hare 2
10thKittiwake - 'very poor looking' adult at the eastern end. Also female Red-breasted merganser still
9thRed-breasted Merganser, Goosander 5, Gadwall 6, Wigeon 20, Goldeneye 2, Teal 3, Cormorant 9, Water Rail, Lapwing 40, Kingfisher, Buzzard 2, Starling 10, Fieldfare c50, Redwing c70, Goldcrest, Treecreeper 3, Goldfinch 5, Chaffinch 5, Bullfinch 2
8thFemale Red-breasted Merganser associating with Goosander between the dam and the raft. Also Jack Snipe flushed from western edge of Blowers Lodge Bay, Little Grebe, Little Egret (floodwater by settling pond), Wigeon 8, Gadwall 2, Pochard 195, Goldeneye 7, Goosander 13, Snipe 14, Red Kite being mobbed by crows over the rail track, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher 3, Bullfinch 6. Also Muntjac.
1stLittle Egret 2 (floodwater east of settling pond), Grey Heron 2, Cormorant 6, Greylag 162, Wigeon c50, Gadwall 6, Teal 9, Pochard 261, Goldeneye 6, Goosander 6, Coot c400, Lapwing 12, Snipe 2, Stock Dove ca.40, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher 2, Pied Wagtail 16, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c100, Redwing ca.150, Starling ca.500 (wet pasture east of settling pond), Treecreeper 2, Tree Sparrow 5, Greenfinch, Chaffinch 10+, Bullfinch 4. Also Brown Hare 2.

January
25thRed-breasted Merganser 1 female off hide at 1400hrs, seen earlier by the feeder stream. Wigeon 27, Gadwall 8, Teal 14, Shoveler 1, Red-crested Pochard 6 (4 males), Pochard 243, Goldeneye 6, Goosander 6, Kestrel 2, Golden Plover c300, Lapwing c300, Snipe, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Treecreeper 3, Bullfinch 8
23rdRed-breasted Merganser 1 female, Mute Swan 25, Gadwall 7, Goosander 5, Grey Heron 3, Buzzard, Golden Plover c50, Lapwing c200, Cormorant 10, Peregrine 2 - having a spat, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Goldcrest, Bullfinch 3
21stBittern seen in Leics reedbed, Golden Plover 200-300 in adjacent field, Water Rail, Kingfisher 2, Lesser Redpoll 5 (ringed)
20thLapwing c200, Fieldfare c300, Redwing c50, Starling c50, Brambling
19thRed-breasted Merganser 1 female, Mute Swan 20, Canada Goose c100, Gadwall 6, Goosander 8 (5 males), Teal 4, Goldeneye 5+, Lapwing c600 (actually counted 500 in neighbouring field), Golden Plover 12 in neighbouring field, Cormorant 10, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Fieldfare 200, Starling 20+ feeding on neighbouring field, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 4, Tree Sparrow 4, Greenfinch 1, Bullfinch 2
18thMute Swan 8, Lapwing c500, Buzzard 2, Redpoll 3, Muntjac
17thLittle Egret 2 (floodwater east of settling pond), Wigeon 36, Gadwall 8, Pochard 244, Goldeneye 12, Goosander 11, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge ca.35, Golden Plover ca.60, Lapwing ca.400, Snipe 2, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Jay, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch 6, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 4. In Gull roost ca.2000 Black-headed Gulls, ca.2500 Common Gulls but very few larger gulls with just 4 Ls.Black-backed Gulls, 1 Herring Gull and 3 Gt.Black-backed Gulls. Also Brown Hare
14thShelduck, Bullfinch 9 (ringed)
12thMute Swan 26, Goosander 3, Goldeneye 10, Gadwall 6, Teal 2, Lapwing c60, Stock Dove 3, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Nuthatch 2, Treecreeper
11thLittle Egret 1 (beside R.Avon by settling pond), Wigeon 83, Gadwall 10, Shoveler 4, Pochard 251, Goldeneye 11, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge 13, Lapwing c100, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Gt.Spotted Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c100, Redwing c20, Chiffchaff, Jay, Raven, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 6, Brown Hare, Muntjac
5thLittle Egret (floodwater east of settling pond), Mute Swan 13, Canada Goose 3, Wigeon 7, Gadwall 13, Teal 15, Shoveler 22, Pochard 242, Goldeneye 20, Goosander 5 (3 males), Cormorant 3, Buzzard 4, Lapwing 34, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Kingfisher, Fieldfare ca.200, Song Thrush ca.20, Redwing ca.200, Song Thrush 3+, Blackcap 1 male, Tree Sparrow 5, Greenfinch 4, Linnet 10, Lesser Redpoll 10, Bullfinch 14, Reed Bunting 1, Muntjac, Brown Hare 2

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