Sightings : 2016

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

Please email sightings not listed to adam@stanfordrg.org.uk

Access to Stanford Reservoir requires a Permit which can be obtained from Draycote Water rangers office, Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB for £12

December 2016
31stLittle Egret 7, Wigeon 64, Gadwall 46, Teal 8, Pintail female, Shoveler 22, Red-crested Pochard 4 (2 males), Pochard 135, Long-tailed Duck immature, Goldeneye 26, Smew redhead, Goosander 40 (16 males), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Lapwing c75, Snipe 7, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher 3, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare 100+, Redwing 50+, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Tree Sparrow 50+, Linnet c15, Bullfinch 2. Also Brown Hare 3
27thLittle Grebe, Little Egret 6 (together by inlet), Wigeon 23, Gadwall 35, Teal 14, Shoveler 16, Pochard 55, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck imm/female - at mouth of Blowers Bay at 12:45 then later close to Leics reedbed, Goldeneye 20, Goosander 16, Kestrel, Water Rail, Lapwing 5, Snipe 19, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 5, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest 2, Linnet c30, Bullfinch 5
22ndSmew - redhead in Blowers Bay, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Mallard, Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander 3+, Pheasant, Little Egret 7, Great Crested Grebe 20+, Coot, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Rook, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Redwing 1, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Linnet c10, Grey Heron 2, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Fieldfare 5, Robin, Tree Sparrow c35, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting
21stHen Harrier juvenile male present in Blowers Bay at 11:00, Little Egret 3, Golden Plover 10
15thFemale Smew on dam wall preening at 10:30 am, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 2, Nuthatch 2, Coal Tit
18thMute Swan, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Shoveler 6, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye c10, Wigeon, Mallard, Pochard, Scaup 1, Goosander 7, Grey Heron 2, Little Egret 4, Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail 4, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jackdaw, Raven 1, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Fieldfare 10, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch 6, Goldfinch 4, Cormorant, Buzzard, Moorhen, Lapwing 1, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker 1, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest 4+, Great Tit, Treecreeper 1, Blackbird, Song Thrush 3, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail 1, Linnet c20
17thFemale Smew, Little Egret 6 (together by inlet), Wigeon 31, Gadwall 22, Teal, Shoveler 7, Pochard 31, Goldeneye 15, Goosander 22, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail 4, Lapwing, Snipe 2, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 15, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Treecreeper, Linnet c40, Bullfinch 7, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 20+. Also Otter
15thLittle Egret 4 before disturbance from shooting
14thHen Harrier hunting over fields along disused railway, also Female Smew reported
11thGrey Heron, Little Egret 2, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Goosander, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Pochard, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Pheasant, Red-legged Partridge 5, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove 10, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Carrion Crow 5, Jackdaw, Rook, Magpie, Kingfisher, Robin, Fieldfare, Blackbird, Redwing, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Wren, Goldcrest 4, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Tree Sparrow
10thLittle Egret 3, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 150, Wigeon 38, Gadwall 32, Shoveler 21, Pochard 33, Goldeneye 18, Goosander 19, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge c30, Moorhen 7, Water Rail, Lapwing 250, Jack Snipe, Snipe 3, Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher 3, Meadow Pipit 13, Grey Wagtail, Firecrest near gate at Leics reedbed, Goldcrest 2, Redwing c1000, Fieldfare, c25, Linnet c100, Bullfinch 4. Also Muntjac 2, Brown Hare 1, Grey Squirrel 1
9thMerlin, Redwing c4-5000
8thRedwing c10,000 through in a continuous movement
3rdLittle Egret 2, Wigeon 12, Gadwall 18, Teal, Shoveler 26, Pochard 88, Scaup imm., Goldeneye 17, Goosander 21, Lapwing 9, Golden Plover 28 east, Snipe 16, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Great Black-backed Gull 26, Meadow Pipit 9, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c50, Redwing c200, Cetti,s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet c60, Bullfinch 10, Yellowhammer 2


November 2016
30thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 4/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 64/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Goldcrest 0/2, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/2, Bullfinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 1/0
29thLittle Grebe, Little Egret, Whooper Swan 1 immature, Wigeon 32, Gadwall 26, Teal 71+, Shoveler 30, Pochard 101, Scaup 1 immature, Goldeneye 18 Goosander 11, Kestrel 3, Water Rail 2, Snipe 28, Kingfisher 3, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Meadow Pipit c30, Grey Wagtail, Cettis Warbler, Goldcrest 3, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Brambling 1 female, Siskin, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer c30, Reed Bunting c40. Also Brown Hare, Muntjac 3
28thHen Harrier still present around Blowers Bay area, Red Kite 2, Firecrest mid pm in same area as yesterday with tits and Goldcrests
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 2/1, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 2/0, Song Thrush 0/1, Redwing 37/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 9/3 
27thHen Harrier seen briefly 07:45 before lost in setaside field, Scaup and three Common Scotor viewable from Blowers Lodge Bay, Jack Snipe, Firecrest and two Chiffchaff on Leics side near gate close to reedbed, Brambling 5 on top road under Beech trees. Also Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Wigeon, Mallard, Pochard c70, Goosander 4, Gadwall, Shoveler 5, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher 2, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Coal Tit 1, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Redwing, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail 1, Cormorant, Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Fieldfare, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Pied Wagtail 1, Siskin 1, Chaffinch c20
Common Scoter by C Hubbard
26thHen Harrier seen on and off between 07:30 - 07:40, Little Egret 2, Great White Egret 1 east 1300hrs, Wigeon c140, Gadwall 10, Teal 6, Shoveler 7, Pochard 57, Scaup, Goldeneye 17, Goosander 2, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge c45 (3 coveys), Water Rail, Lapwing c30, Snipe 5, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 12, Grey Wagtail 2, Redwing c3000 moving through NE to E, Cetti's Warbler, Coal Tit, Linnet ca.20, Bullfinch 6, Yellowhammer. Also Brown Hare 2
Ringing: New/Retrap - Snipe 1/0 (New species) , Wren 1/2, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 2/0, Redwing 46/0, Goldcrest 0/1, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 0/6, Tree Sparrow 6/0, Greenfinch 1/0
25thHen Harrier at 14:30 and again at 15:40 near settling pond before moving further up the railtrack and into setaside field, Scaup, Mute Swan, Goosander 17 (3male), Teal 24+, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Goldeneye, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose 157, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Stock Dove 2+, Woodpigeon, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Blackbird, Redwing, Fieldfare, Wren, Black-headed, Common, Lesser and Great Black-backed Gulls, Reed Bunting 2
24thHen Harrier juvenile male near the inlet settling pond at 10:30
23rdHen Harrier again this morning in Blowers Bay, Peregrine Falcon, sizeable flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing
Ringing: New/Retrap - Dunnock 1/2, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 1/0, Fieldfare 3/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 22/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/5, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 0/2, Treecreeper 0/1, Tree Sparrow 12/3, Chaffinch 0/1, Lesser Redpoll 0/1
22ndHen Harrier - ring-tail flew past bird hide heading towards the dam at 13:30, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal c30, Shoveler 2 females, Tufted Duck, Goosander 4, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Goldeneye, Pheasant, Little Egret 1, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Water Rail, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Rook, Raven 1, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper 1, Goldcrest, Coal Tit 1, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Starling, Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Bullfinch, Goldfinch 2, Chaffinch, Linnet c15
19thMute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Scaup 2 females, Wigeon, Teal 4, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard 39+, Goldeneye c10, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe 1, Water Rail 2+, Coot, Moorhen, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Kingfisher 2, Ring-necked Parakeet 1 near Beeches on top road, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Rook, Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit 16+, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Redwing, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail 1, Tree Sparrow 20+, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch 8
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kestrel 0/1, Kingfisher 1/1, Wren 2/3, Dunnock 3/1, Robin 0/8, Blackbird 5/2, Fieldfare 3/0, Song Thrush 3/1, Redwing 31/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 7/3, Chaffinch 3/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 3/3
18thHen Harrier - Briefly at 07:20 before being lost in trees behind the settling pond and again throughout the day along field next to rail track. Also 7 Whooper Swans present till 15:45 before heading east towards Welford, Peregrine Falcon 1, Merlin 1
Whooper Swan by C Hubbard
17thHen Harrier - between 07:20-08:00 near settling pond and later heading north parallel with disused railtrack
15thMute Swan, Goosander 12, Pochard, Teal 3, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Goldeneye 10, Shoveler 1, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe 2, Grey Heron, Little Egret 2, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Moorhen, Coot, Pheasant, Kingfisher 2, Pied Wagtail, Redwing c100, Fieldfare c20, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff 1, Bullfinch, Chaffinch
13thRing-tailed Hen Harrier reported 12pm south of the railtrack heading towards the reservoir, Grey Heron 8, Little Egret 1, Mute Swan 42, Greylag Goose 224, Canada Goose 16, Great Crested Grebe 41, Little Grebe 2, Mallard 46, Wigeon 16, Tufted Duck 113, Goldeneye 18, Goosander 9, Shoveler 7, Pochard 41, Scaup 1st winter female, Gadwall 24, Pintail 1, Teal 8, Buzzard 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 6, Coot 100+, Kingfisher 2, Chiffchaff 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Song Thrush 3+, Raven 1
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 1/2, Robin 1/4, Blackbird 8/0, Fieldfare 3/0, Song Thrush 1/1, Redwing 34/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 1/1, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 11/3, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 5/0, Reed Bunting 2/2 
10thMute Swan, Canada Goose 1, Greylag Goose c70, Wigeon, Teal 7, Shoveler 1, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye c5, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Scaup 1 female, Pheasant, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant, Little Grebe 4, Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail 2, Coot, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Peregrine 1, Buzzard 1, Jackdaw, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Cetti's Warbler 1, Treecreeper 2, Starling 1, Blackbird, Redwing c75, Fieldfare c300, Robin, Goldcrest, Skylark 2, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Linnet 2, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting
8thMute Swan, Greylag Goose, Scaup 1st winter female, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Teal 6, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck, Goosander 2, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 3, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe 1+, Water Rail, Coot, Moorhen, Pheasant, Lapwing 26, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Wren, Fieldfare, Redwing, Dunnock, Buzzard, Stock Dove 4, Kingfisher 1, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, Chaffinch c30, Reed Bunting 4+. Also a Ring-necked Parakeet in a South Kilworth garden
6thMute Swan, Greylag Goose c60, Wigeon c200, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Scaup 3 (1 female & two 1st winter females), Pintail 1 female, Shoveler 16, Teal 9, Gadwall 25, Mallard, Tufted Duck 50+, Goldeneye c7, Little Grebe 2, Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron 2, Little Egret 1, Common Snipe 1, Pheasant, Green Sandpiper 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Magpie 1, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Cetti's Warbler 1, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Redwing c30, Song Thrush, Robin, Tree Sparrow 10+, Bullfinch 2+, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 1, Siskin, Redpoll, Reed Bunting. Also Muntjac
5thScaup female, Shoveler 16, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret 2, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler 1, Blackcap 1
Ringing: New/Retrap - Dunnock 0/1, Robin 1/1, Blackbird 4/3, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 12/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 1/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 2/2, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 10/0, Lesser Redpoll 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
Scaup by C Hubbard
4thThis evening - Scaup female, Little Egret, Caspian Gull adult
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 1/0, Redwing 5/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 1/1, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 7/7, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 2/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
3rdRing-necked Parakeet 2 heard in trees at top pit by Beeches, Scaup 3 (1 female & two 1st winter females), Dunlin 5, Goosander 1 female, Gadwall 18+, Shoveler 10, Goldeneye 5 (1 male), Teal 4, Pintail 1 female, Pochard 17, Water Rail 3, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Peregrine 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1 (top of tower), Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Goldfinch 1, Kingfisher 1, Cetti's Warbler 1
2ndRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 0/1, Robin 2/2, Blackbird 1/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 13/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 0/1, Goldcrest 0/1, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 6/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 2/0


October 2016
30thMute Swan, Canada Goose 19, Greylag Goose 28, Wigeon, Teal 1, Shoveler 6, Tufted Duck, Gadwall 4, Mallard 30+, Pochard 16, Goldeneye 4, Buzzard 1, Coot, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Skylark, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Starling c250, Song Thrush, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch c20, Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe 25+, Moorhen, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Cetti's Warbler 1, Wren, Fieldfare, Redwing, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail 1, Bullfinch 2+, Linnet 1, Reed Bunting, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 2, Chiffchaff with tit flock, Raven
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kingfisher 1/1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Wren 3/2, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 3/0, Redwing 20/0, Cettis Warbler 0/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 1/1, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 4/0, Bullfinch 1/0
29thLittle Egret, Grey Heron, Wigeon 209, Gadwall 22, Pintail, Shoveler 3, Pochard 25, Goldeneye, Snipe 19, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Buzzard 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 8, Grey Wagtail 2, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest 4, Siskin 5, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 3
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 4/1, Dunnock 0/2, Robin 0/5, Blackbird 7/1, Fieldfare 1/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 20/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 2/0, Goldcrest3/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 3/1, Chaffinch 3/0, Greenfinch 2/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Bullfinch 1/1, Reed Bunting 1/0
28thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 2/1, Song Thrush 0/1, Redwing 16/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 4/0 and 1 control, Bullfinch 0/1
27thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/1, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 1/4, Blackbird 2/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 15/1, Chiffchaff 0/1, Goldcrest 2/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 2/6, Great Tit 0/1, Treecreeper 0/1, Tree Sparrow 18/8, Chaffinch 0/1, Greenfinch 3/0, Goldfinch 3/0, Lesser Redpoll 10/0, Bullfinch 3/2, Reed Bunting 1/0
26thCommon Snipe 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult in roost, Redwing c1000, Fieldfare c100, Cetti's Warbler 2, Starling 1500+ in reedbed roost
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 2/1, Blackbird 1/0 and 1 Netherlands ringed control, Redwing 17/0, Goldcrest 5/1, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Bullfinch 0/1
24thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 2/3, Robin 1/4, Blackbird 0/1, Redwing 22/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 1/0, Chiffchaff 2/2, Goldcrest 4/3, Long-tailed Tit 0/4, Blue Tit 6/7, Great Tit 3/6, Treecreeper 0/1, Tree Sparrow 16/6, Chaffinch 1/1, Greenfinch 18/0, Goldfinch 1/1, Common Redpoll 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 44/0 and 1 control
23rdMute Swan, Canada Goose 10, Greylag Goose 148, Wigeon 200, Teal 3, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 30+, Gadwall 15, Mallard 38+, Pochard 24 (20 males), Goldeneye 1, Little Grebe 2, Red Kite 1, Buzzard 1, Pheasant, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Jay 1, Rook, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Tree Sparrow 20+, Pied Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Starling 100+ over NW to roost, Fieldfare 1, Redwing, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch c25, Bullfinch 6, Reed Bunting.
Yellow-legged Gull in roost and Green Sandpiper on mud shore in Blowers Bay late afternoon
22ndGreen Sandpiper 1, Water Rail 2, Little Grebe 7, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler 2, Redwing c100, Fieldfare c15, Goldcrest c5, Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll c10
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 4/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 2/4, Blackbird 0/2, Fieldfare 1/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 10/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Chiffchaff 1/1, Goldcrest 7/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 0/1, Treecreeper 0/1, Tree Sparrow 9/1, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 3/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 8/0
21stGoldeneye 1, Gadwall 4, Shoveler 2, Pintail female, Teal 2, Water Rail 1, Little Grebe 2, Red Kite, Fieldfare c20, Redwing c30, Song Thrush c10, Cetti's Warbler 1 song, Tree Pipit 2, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch c35, Lesser Redpoll c20, Greenfinch 3, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits
Ringing: New/Retrap - Sparrowhawk 1/0, Wren 3/0, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 0/1, Redwing 9/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 4/1, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 2/1, Tree Sparrow 4/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Greenfinch 7/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 23/0
20thRinging: New/Retrap - Barn Owl 1/0, Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 1/1, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 2/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 31/1, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 0/5, Tree Sparrow 3/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 6/0
15thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 2/1, Robin 2/1, Blackbird 0/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 10/0, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 6/4, Lesser Redpoll 3/0, Bullfinch 1/0
14thPink-footed Goose 4 flying south, Lesser Redpoll c25, Siskin 25+ at the Point
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/0, Robin 3/1, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 10/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 0/1, Chiffchaff 2/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 7/1, Lesser Redpoll 17/0, Reed Bunting 2/0
12thPeregrine 1, 1st winter Med Gull, Redwing c1200 moving south
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 6/2, Dunnock 2/2, Robin 1/5, Blackbird 2/1, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 43/0, Blackcap 1/0, Chiffchaff 5/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 5/1, Tree Sparrow 3/2, Goldfinch 5/2, Lesser Redpoll 4/0, Reed Bunting 2/0 
11thLittle Grebe 5, Wigeon 142, Gadwall 2, Teal 7, Pintail, Shoveler 9, Pochard 5, Goldeneye, Sparrowhawk 3, Kestrel, Golden Plover 15 west, Lapwing 29, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Fieldfare c50 north, Redwing c30, Cettis Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 12, Goldcrest 6+, Siskin, Bullfinch 8. Also Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawker
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 4/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 1/3, Blackbird 0/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 18/0, Blackcap 4/0, Chiffchaff 11/0, Goldcrest 6/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 3/3, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 4/0, Greenfinch 1/0 and 1 control, Reed Bunting 2/0 
10thWater Rail, Cetti's Warbler
9thMute Swan, Wigeon c100, Teal 2, Pintail 2 females, Pochard 2 males, Goldeneye 1 male, Little Grebe 2, Water Rail 1, Coot, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Raven 2, Blue Tit, House Martin 22, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Tree Sparrow, Pied Wagtail 5, Chaffinch, Greylag Goose, Gadwall 4, Mallard, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck, Pheasant, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker 1, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 15+, Wren, Robin, Grey Wagtail 5, Stonechat 1, Rock Pipit 1, Linnet 25, Buzzard 2
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 0/2, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 1/3, Blackbird 0/1, Song Thrush 0/1, Redwing 7/0, Blackcap 4/0, Chiffchaff 9/7 and a control, Goldcrest 3/2 and a control, Long-tailed 4/7, Blue Tit 4/7, Great Tit 2/4, Tree Sparrow 9/4, Chaffinch 1/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Bullfinch 2/1, Reed Bunting 5/0 
8thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/1, Dunnock 2/3, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 0/1, Song Thrush 4/0, Redwing 5/0, Blackcap 11/0, Chiffchaff 28/1 and a control, Goldcrest 7/0 and a control, Long-tailed Tit 10/0, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 2/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 4/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Yellowhammer 3/0, Reed Bunting 4/0
7thShoveler 13, Pintail male, House Martin 11, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Brambling male
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 5/1, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 4/1, Blackbird 1/0, Redwing 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 10/0, Chiffchaff 37/0, Goldcrest 18/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 0/6, Tree Sparrow 14/1, Greenfinch 6/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 9/2
5thSiberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed this am
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/1, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/1, Reed Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 20/1, Chiffchaff 56/0 (including a Tristis Chiffchaff), Willow Warbler 1/0, Goldcrest 11/1, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 2/3, Tree Sparrow 3/1, Goldfinch 4/0, Reed Bunting 4/1 
3rdGolden Plover 30, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Stonechat 2, Redwing several over, Song Thrush 2, Long-tailed Tit c10, Goldfinch 15+, Reed Bunting c50
Ringing: New/Retrap - Meadow Pipit 9/0, Wren 6/2, Dunnock 3/2, Robin 1/2, Song Thrush 2/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 61/3, Chiffchaff 48/0, Willow Warbler 0/1, Goldcrest 7/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 2/1, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 5/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 13/0, Reed Bunting 14/0
2ndLittle Grebe 6, Shoveler 2, Kingfisher, House Martin, Swallow, Stonechat 3
1stLittle Grebe 5, Wigeon 19, Teal, Pintail, Red-crested Pochard 1 eclipse male, Pochard 8, Goldeneye, Barn Owl,Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow c30, House Martin c40 , Meadow Pipit 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff c10, Stonechat 2, Siskin 2
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kestrel 1/0, Meadow Pipit 9/0, Wren 9/2, Dunnock 1/2, Robin 1/1, Whitethroat 2/0, Blackcap 68/1, Chiffchaff 94/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 3/4, Treecreeper 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Goldfinch 1/0


September 2016
30thRed-crested Pochard 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Siskin 3.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Meadow Pipit 15/0, Wren 3/0, Dunnock 9/1, Robin 1/1, Reed Warbler 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 27/1, Chiffchaff 63/1, Coldcrest 1/1, Coal Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 10/1, Great Tit 1/1,Tree Sparrow3/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 4/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 4/0
29thTwo sitings of an Osprey at the middle section Northants side and then over the dam mobbing a gull before heading off westward
28thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 1/0,Robin 2/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 17/0, Chiffchaff 17/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 1/0
27thWigeon 25, Pochard 7, Little Grebe 8, Shoveler 2, House Martin 15+, Blackcap, several Chiffchaff
26thGreat White Egret and 2 Little Egrets over Southwest this morning
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 6/1, Dunnock 2/2, Robin 0/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 40/3, Chiffchaff 45/1, Goldcrest 5/0, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 0/5, Tree Sparrow 3/2, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 6/0, Reed Bunting 1/0 
25thConservative estimate of 50+ chiffchaff feeding around the res, Lesser Whitethroat, House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow, Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail 2, Wigeon 30+, Little Grebe 8, Pochard 6, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit 10. Also Spotted Flycatcher in South Kilworth
24thLittle Grebe 6, Wigeon 48, Teal 44, Shoveler 1, Pochard 8, Kestrel 4, Curlew 8 east 1320hrs, Common Sandpiper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow and House Martin c40 each, Grey Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff c10, Treecreeper, Jay, Bullfinch 2. Also Speckled Wood 4, Red Admiral 2, Emerald Damselfly 2, Common Blue Damselfly 3, Migrant Hawker 10, Southern Hawker, Common Darter 3, Kidney-spot Ladybird
Ringing: New/Retrap - Meadow Pipit 1/0, Wren 2/1, Dunnock 2/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 1/1, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 52/1, Chiffchaff 37/3, Goldcrest 3/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/4, Great Tit 2/2, Tree Sparrow 7/1, Chaffinch 1/3, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0
21stRinging: New/Retrap - Meadow Pipit 4/0, Grey Wagtail 1/0, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 4/0, Blackbird 0/2, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 3/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 81/1, Chiffchaff 68/0, Goldcrest 6/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 6/1, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Goldfinch 8/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
20thLittle Grebe 8+, Pintail 2 females, Shoveler 1, Wigeon c25, Pochard 6, Common Sandpiper 1, Water Rail heard, Hobby 1, Swallow and House Martin c40 each, Grey Wagtail 1, Kingfisher 1, Lesser Whitethroat 2. Also Red Admiral, Southern Hawker numerous.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Swallow 1/0, Meadow Pipit 5/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 3/0, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 3/0, Reed Warbler 4/0, Lesser Whitethroat 0/1, Blackcap 77/2, Chiffchaff 77/3, Willow Warbler 2/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Long-tailed Tit 3/5, Blue Tit 1/0, Treecreeper 1/1, Tree Sparrow 5/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0 
18thLittle Grebe 8, Shoveler 2, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Wigeon 58, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail 4, Swallow c100, House Martin c150, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat
Ringing: New/Retrap - Swallow 33/0, House Martin 64/0, Sand Martin 4/0, Reed Warbler 8/0, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 4/0, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 109/0 Chiffchaff 130/0 & 1 with Jersey ring, Willow Warbler 6/0
15thSpotted Flycatcher near the railtrack gate.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Swallow 1/0, Robin 4/1, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 6/0, Whitethroat 3/0, Blackcap 48/1, Chiffchaff 39/0, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Blue Tit 3/2, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 1/1, Goldfinch 5/0, Reed Bunting 5/1
14thRed Kite over.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 1/1, Reed Warbler 6/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 70/1, Chiffchaff 53/0, Willow Warbler 2/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/2, Chaffinch 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 0/1
13thShoveler 7, Common Sandpiper 1, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe 22+, Black-headed Gull c300, Lesser Black-backed Gull 300, Hobby 1, Jay 1, Swallow 10+, Chiffchaff 3+, Pied Wagtail 2, Linnet
11thGadwall 2, Pochard 6, Goldeneye 1 eclipse male, Little Egret 1, Sand Martin 10, House Martin 60, Chiffchaff - several, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Greylag Goose c20, Little Grebe 3, Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Hobby 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest, Swallow c10, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Treecreeper 2, Grey Wagtail 2
Ringing: New/Retrap - Common Sandpiper 1/0, Grey Wagtail 3/1, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/3, Blackbird 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 5/2, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 5/0, Blackcap 132/7, Chiffchaff 39/2,Willow Warbler 4/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
Pulli: Barn Owl 1
9thRinging: New/Retrap - Stock Dove 1/0
Pulli: Stock Dove 4
8thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 2/0, Redstart 1/0, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 3/0, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 4/0, Blackcap 109/0, Chiffchaff 46/0, Willow Warbler 4/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0
7thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 3/0, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 5/0, Lesser Whitethroat 6/0, Whitethroat 7/0, Blackcap 108/0, Chiffchaff 27/0, Willow Warbler 2/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 0/2
6thWigeon 1, Shoveler 4, Common Sandpiper 2, Hobby 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kingfisher 2, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff several, Blackcap, Redstart, Tree Sparrow c10. Also Speckled Wood numerous, Green-veined White several, Common Blue 1, Muntjac
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 4/0, Redstart 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 6/0, Reed Warbler 5/0, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 8/1, Blackcap 85/1, Chiffchaff 19/2, Willow Warbler 3/0, Long-tailed Tit 4/2, Blue Tit 1/1, Great Tit 2/3, Tree Sparrow 1/0
4thCommon Sandpiper 3, Little Grebe 6, Wigeon 5, Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, Hobby
3rdLittle Grebe 5, Great Crested Grebe 53, Gadwall 6, Shoveler, Pochard 2, Common Sandpiper 5, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Sand Martin c20, House Martin c100, Yellow Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail 6, Cettis Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 2, Whitethroat, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 3. Also Small White 2, Speckled Wood 10, Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawker 4, Muntjac, Brown Hare
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/2, Robin 3/2, Blackbird 5/2, Sedge Warbler 28/3, Reed Warbler 21/5, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 13/1, Garden Warbler 2/1, Blackcap 77/7, Chiffchaff 22/1, Willow Warbler 3/0, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 2/4, Great Tit 1/3, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 2/2, Chaffinch 2/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 2/0, Reed Bunting 0/1
2ndHobby, Pochard 4, Shoveler 2, Little Egret 1, Little Grebe pair with 3 juveniles, Sparrowhawk 1, Chiffchaff 10+, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat 1, Lesser Whitethroat 2+, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit flocks, House Martin 2
1stRinging: New/Retrap - Dunnock 2/1, Robin 3/3, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 3/3, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 28/5, Blackcap 64/4, Chiffchaff 12/0, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 4/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 1/2


August 2016
29thCommon Sandpiper 3, Hobby, Grey Wagtail 5, Grasshopper Warbler, Red Underwing moth
28thCommon Sandpiper 4, Greylag Goose 31, Canada Goose 64, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 12, Pochard 3, Teal 5, Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Grey Wagtail 12, Swallow c10, Sand Marin c15, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff numerous, Whitethroat 3+, Blackcap 3+, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Bullfinch 4, Goldfinch 35, Hobby. Also Speckled Wood very numerous, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, Brown Hawker numerous, Southern Hawker numerous, 1 Emperor  and Toadlet
26thWryneck - one trapped and ringed on private disused railtrack at 11:00 and released into fields, Mute Swan 66, Greylag Goose 80+, Canada Goose 50+, Goldeneye 1, Grey Heron 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Cetti's Warbler
25thWigeon 2, Shoveler 2, Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 2, Kingfisher
24thGreenshank, Common Sandpiper, Buzzard 5
23rdGrey Heron 1, Curlew east to west, Goldeneye 1, Pochard 7, Common Tern 2, Kingfisher 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Swallow c10, Bullfinch 3. Also Speckled Wood and Green-veined White 1
22ndHobby, Cetti's Warbler
21stWheatear 1 on the dam
Ringing: New/Retrap - Stock Dove 2/0, Grey Wagtail 2/2
Pulli: Stock Dove 4, Barn Owl 5
20thWigeon, Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Kingfisher 2, Red Kite, Yellow Wagtail 3
19thLittle Tern one present at 16:15. Also Common Tern 15+, Common Sandpiper 2 & Red Kite.
18thGrasshopper Warbler 5, Cetti's Warbler 1 and 1Y female Redstart all ringed this morning.
16thGadwall 7, Pochard 6, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Lapwing c40, Little Ringed Plover 1 juvenile on dam, Common Tern 2, Grey Wagtail 4, Spotted Flycatcher. Also Essex Skipper, Brimstone, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 19, Gatekeeper c20, Meadow Brown 3, Banded Demoiselle, Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawker 10, Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker 27, Emperor 1 male, Common Darter 3, Ruddy Darter 8, Muntjac 2, Brown Hare.
15thGreenshank over, Common Tern 3
14thMute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Goldeneye 1, Great Crested Grebe, Green Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 4, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Coot, Moorhen, Woodpigeons, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Magpie, Goldcrest, Swallow, Chiffchaff 4+, Willow Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 3, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroats, Wren, Robin, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit 2+, Blackbird 2, Chaffinch, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch 4+, Reed Bunting, Tree Sparrow. Also Peacock 1, Green-veined White 3+, Speckled Wood 4+, Meadow Brown 1, Southern Hawker
13thBuzzard, Stock Dove 3, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Cetti's Warbler c5, Grey Wagtail
Ringing: New/Retrap - Stock Dove 2/0
12thNightjar 1 flushed from disused railtrack early morning, Hobby over at 09:00, Yellow Wagtail 4 and family party of Cetti's Warblers













10thHobby, Kingfisher, Goldeneye male, Gadwall male, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker
9thCuckoo juvenile, Tufted Duck 42, Great Crested Grebe 19, Coot 23, Common Tern 2, Pheasant, Willow Warbler, Rook 3, Mallard 25, Mute Swan 66, Magpie, Blackbird, Whitethroat, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Grey Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail, Canada Goose 10, Greylag Goose 1, Swallow 3, Pochard 1, Chiffchaff
6thLittle Egret 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Starling c500 into roost in reeds, Wigeon 1 male, Pochard 2 male
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 8/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 6/2, Blackbird 1/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/2, Grasshopper Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 6/0, Reed Warbler 9/3, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 82/6, Garden Warbler 4/3, Blackcap 13/15, Chiffchaff 2/2, Willow Warbler 4/0, Blue Tit 1/3, Great Tit 1/2, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 3/0, Chaffinch 3/0, Bullfinch 3/2, Reed Bunting 3/2
3rdGreen Woodpecker 2, Hobby 1, Swallow 20, Common Tern 6, Grey Wagtail 1, Wren, Grey Heron 1, Coot 36, Mute Swan 55, Tufted Duck 32, Meadow Pipit 1, Great Crested Grebe 5, Greylag Goose 39, Buzzard 1, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove 2, Mallard 15, Pochard 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Canada Goose 33, Pied Wagtail
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 1/1, Dunnock 1/0, Reed Warbler 8/13, Lesser Whitethroat 0/1, Whitethroat 2/3, Garden Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 5/4, Chiffchaff 1/0, Great Tit 0/1, Chaffinch 0/1
2ndCommon Tern 11, Kingfisher 1
1stMute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen 2+, Common Tern 3 (juv colour ringed), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Stock Dove 2, Kingfisher 1, Magpie 1, Carrion Crow, Sand Martin c40, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Robin, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker 3, Rook, Blue Tit, Swallow 1, Whitethroat, Wren, Linnet. Also Ruddy Darter 1
Ringing: New/Retrap - Common Tern 0/1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Wren 3/0, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 3/0, Blackbird 3/1, Sedge Warbler 3/0, Reed Warbler 12/0, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 40/8, Garden Warbler 3/1, Blackcap 26/10, Chiffchaff 4/0, Willow Warbler 2/2, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 2/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 5/3, Reed Bunting 3/0

July 2016
31stMute Swan 63, Canada Goose 15, Greylag Goose 40, Wigeon 1 male, Teal female, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Gadwall 4 females, Mallard c50 plus 8 ducklings, Tufted Duck 20+ and 5 ducklings, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard, Coot, Black-headed Gull 35, Herring Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 9+, Moorhen 5+, Common Tern 1, Sand Martin 10+, Swallow 2, Chiffchaff 2, Whitethroat 4+, Reed Warbler 2+, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 4+, Grey Wagtail 8, Pied Wagtail 3, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch 8. Also numerous Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns, several Peacock, Red Admiral, Ringlets, Green veined White, Large White
30thHoney Buzzard reported south over settling pond at 12:10
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 3/5, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 6/1, Blackbird 4/1, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Grasshopper Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 5/1, Reed Warbler 7/2, Lesser Whitethroat 6/1, Whitethroat 22/9, Blackcap 22/6, Chiffchaff 7/1, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 2/2, Tree Sparrow 10/7, Chaffinch 6/1, Goldfinch 1/0, Linnet 2/0, Bullfinch 1/1, Reed Bunting 5/1 
28thMoorhen 2, Coot 21, Mute Swan 55,Tufted Duck 45, Mallard 8, Pochard 1, Common Tern 4, Black-headed Gull 3, Great Crested Grebe 15, Goldfinch 3, Greenshank circling 06:30, Red-legged Partridge min.2 calling, Common Sandpiper 2, Canada Goose 45, Greylag Goose 80, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Common Gull 1, Rook 6, Buzzard, Song Thrush, Swallow 40. Also Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral, Muntjac, Brown Hare 2, Bronze Bream & Common Shrew
Ringing: New/Retrap - Grey Wagtail 4/1
26thGrey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Moorhen 2, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Coot, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull 6+, Common Tern 5+, Yellowhammer, Song Thrush, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Linnet, Sand Martin, Lapwing, Goldfinch 10, Common Sandpiper 3, Swift, Swallow 7, Stock Dove
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 3/1, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 3/1, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 4/1, Reed Warbler 17/4, Lesser Whitethroat 0/1, Whitethroat 12/3, Garden Warbler 5/0, Blackcap 12/2, Goldcrest 2/0, Long-tailed Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 7/1, Great Tit 5/2, Treecreeper 1/0, Linnet 0/1, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 2/0
25thCommon Sandpiper 1, Mute Swan 54, Greylag Goose and Canada Goose flock, Pochard 2 males, Common Tern 3, Sand Martins, Green Woodpecker 2, Linnet 6+, Goldfinch, Stock Dove, Black-headed Gull 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2. Also Gatekeeper and Ringlets
24thGrey Heron 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Common Tern 8, Pochard, Stock Dove, Linnet, Lesser Black-backed Gull 25, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Sand Martin, Swallow. Also Red Admiral, Ringlet, Small White, Gatekeeper, Roach & Roach x Bream hybrid
23rdCommon Tern 6, Black-headed Gull 9, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck c50, Mallard, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Pochard, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch, Green Woodpecker, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Wren, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Skylark, Song Thrush, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Swallow 9, Blue Tit, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Canada Goose, Goldfinch 3. Also Gatekeeper, Small White, Ringlet, Green-veined White, Clouded Yellow, Large White, Southern Hawker, Broad-bodied Chaser, Banded Demoiselle, Common Shrew
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/2, Dunnock 3/1, Robin 2/1, Blackbird 2/1, Song Thrush 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 1/1, Sedge Warbler 7/5, Reed Warbler 17/19, Lesser Whitethroat 4/1, Whitethroat 12/3, Garden Warbler 2/1, Blackcap 16/3, Chiffchaff 4/0, Willow Warbler 4/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Treecreeper 2/0, Chaffinch 3/0, Linnet 0/1, Bullfinch 2/1, Reed Bunting 21/2
Pulli: Reed Warbler 4, Tree Sparrow 4
22ndGrey Heron 4 (in field below dam), Common Tern, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Coot, Common Sandpiper 1 on dam, Mute Swan, Woodpigeon, Grey Wagtail min 10 by Avon outfall pool, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Carrion Crow, Wren. Also Fox by valve tower
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 0/1, Blackbird 3/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/2, Grasshopper Warbler 2/2, Sedge Warbler 4/2, Reed Warbler 5/0, Whitethroat 8/1, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 3/3, Chiffchaff 6/0, Willow Warbler 2/0, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 9/0, Chaffinch 1/1, Bullfinch 3/0, Reed Bunting 3/2
21stRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 3/1, Dunnock 6/0, Robin 4/0, Blackbird 3/1, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 3/0, Sedge Warbler 4/3, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 53/8, Blackcap 12/1, Chiffchaff 10/1, Willow Warbler 3/0, Blue Tit 3/1, Great Tit 3/4, Tree Sparrow 20/8, Chaffinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
20thGreylag Goose, Canada Goose 50, Mute Swan, Green Woodpecker family of 4 by dam, Moorhen 2, Mallard, Tufted Duck 45, Green Sandpiper through W to E at 07:30, Grey Heron 4, Reed Bunting, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail 4, Black-headed Gull 6, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Great-crested Grebe, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Pochard, Common Tern 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sedge Warbler, Chaffinch, Stock Dove, Linnet, Lapwing 5 over E to W then 19 later, Coot, Willow Warbler, Blue Tit, Sand Martin 4, Skylark, Swallow 1. Also Grass Snake, Ringlet, Small White, Large White, Broad-bodied Chaser, Banded Demoiselle
18thBuzzard, Kingfisher. Also Clouded Yellow on the Leics bank
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 6/0, Dunnock 1/2, Robin 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 10/3, Reed Warbler 9/5, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 10/0, Blackcap 5/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Reed Bunting 2/0
17thBlackcap, Common Tern 4, Mallard, Kingfisher, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker 2, Canada Goose 65, Greylag Goose, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Mute Swan, Woodpigeon, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron 3, Black-headed Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 49, Herring Gull 2, Grey Wagtail 3, Red Kite, Pochard 4 on dam, Swift, Reed Bunting, Swallow, Buzzard 2, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Moorhen, Goldfinch 2. Also Banded Demoiselle 2+, Gatekeeper, Small White, Ringlet, Large White
16thBlack-headed Gull 3, Woodpigeon, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush 2, Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan 54 + 2 cygnets, Wren, Linnet 5+, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck 6, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Coot 6, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Moorhen, Sand Martin, Swift c20, Grey Heron 2, Yellowhammer, Stock Dove, Skylark, Common Tern, Canada Goose, Buzzard, Jackdaw, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Kestrel, Swallow 3, Grey Wagtail, Raven, Goldfinch 40. Also Ringlet, Small Skipper, Banded Demoiselle, Tench
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 2/1, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 2/1, Blackbird 1/3, Grasshopper Warbler 3/2, Sedge Warbler 8/4, Reed Warbler 17/12, Lesser Whitethroat 7/0, Whitethroat 8/3, Garden Warbler 3/0, Blackcap 14/1, Chiffchaff 4/0, Willow Warbler 3/1, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 1/8, Linnet 2/0, Reed Bunting 5/0
14thGreen Woodpecker 1, Mute Swan 41, Canada Goose 28, Greylag 82, Pochard 1, Tufted Duck 28, Great Crested Grebe 3, Common Tern 9, Black-headed Gull 4, Chaffinch, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Swallow 2, Sedge Warbler, Buzzard 1, Coot, Grey Heron 1, Kingfisher 1,
Ringing: New/Retrap - Tawny Owl 0/1, Wren 3/0, Dunnock 3/0, Robin 4/0, Blackbird 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 0/1, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 11/2, Garden Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 18/3, Chiffchaff 13/1, Willow Warbler 2/2, Long-tailed Tit 5/2, Blue Tit 4/4, Great Tit 1/3, Treecreeper 1/0, House Sparrow 1/0, Tree Sparrow 16/3, Reed Bunting 1/0
Pulli: Swallow 4, Grey Wagtail 4 
13thCarrion Crow, Wren, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan 52 + 2 cygnets, Blackbird, Sand Martin c10, Skylark, Great Crested Grebe, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Woodpigeon, Song Thrush, Pheasant, Greylag Goose, Pochard 3 flew in from East - 1 male & 2 females, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Linnet, Common Tern 8, Mallard, Swift c10, Sedge Warbler, Blue Tit, Tufted Duck 8, Robin, Whitethroat, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Swallow 1, Magpie, Grey Heron 3, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove, Chiffchaff, House Martin 5, Lapwing 8, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull 6, Coot, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher. Also Ringlet, Small Tortoiseshell 1
12thTufted Duck 3, Mute Swan 43, Blackbird, Wren, Sand Martin c20, Swift c20, Skylark, Reed Warbler, Great Crested Grebe, Pochard pair, Mallard, Reed Bunting, Linnet 4, Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Carrion Crow, Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Great Tit, Buzzard, Whitethroat, Common Tern, House Martin, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Sedge Warbler, Black-headed Gull 2, Stock Dove, Dunnock, Coot, Swallow 5. Also Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Carp and Roach. Afternoon sightings - Goldeneye male, Pochard 2 males, Grey Heron, Common Tern 4, Green Woodpecker 2, Sand Martin 10+, Swift 4+, Swallow c15, singing Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Song Thrush. Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail female, Long-tailed Tit flock, Treecreeper 2+
11thRinged Plover 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Common Tern 1, Swift c30, Swallow 2, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Mute Swan 50, Gadwall4, Tufted Duck 12,Pochard 2,  Mallard c30, Buzzard 2, Rook 3, Skylark, Grey Heron, Stock Dove 2, Wren, Blackbird, Great Crested Grebe 6, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 2, Hobby, Linnet 4, Goldfinch 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Sand Martin 12, Little Egret 3, Coot 15, Canada Goose 70, Greylag Goose 65. Also Tench and Carp
10thSedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting 4, Song Thrush, Skylark 2+, Mute Swan 70 + 2 cygnets, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe 12, Coot 60, Mallard 41, Common Tern 7, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Linnet, Sand Martin 11, Stock Dove 2, Greylag Goose 125, Black-headed Gull 3, Kingfisher, Swift 10, Swallow 1, Lesser black-backed Gull c15, Tufted Duck 8, Buzzard, Canada Goose 35, House Martin 6, Blackcap, Lapwing 5, Grey Wagtail 4, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, Chaffinch. Also Ringlet c100, Speckled Wood 3, Small Skipper 4, Large Skipper 2, Gatekeeper 2, Small White 2, Southern Hawker, Common Froglet, Roach, Tench and Carp
9thMute Swan 44, Reed Warbler, Coot 9, Great Crested Grebe 8, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Mallard c30, Common Tern 3, Linnet, Lesser black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, Sand Martin c40, Swift, Common Whitethroat, Swallow 1, Greylag Goose, Green Sandpiper 1, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit (family party), Great Tit (family party). Also Bank Vole, Ringlet
8thGoldeneye male, Pochard male, Common Sandpiper 1, Hobby 2, Swifts, Sand Martins, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Swallow
7thGoldeneye 1 male, Common Tern 5
6thGreylag 110, Canada 20, Goldeneye male, Gadwall female, Common Tern 1,Swift 10+, Sand Martin 8, Swallow 12, Green Woodpecker 1, Stock Dove, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail 4, Goldfinch 5
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 4/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 1/3, Reed Warbler 3/0, Lesser Whitethroat 7/0, Whitethroat 4/6, Garden Warbler 3/1, Blackcap 7/0, Chiffchaff 13/2, Willow Warbler 5/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 9/6, Great Tit 10/8, Tree Sparrow 7/4, Chaffinch 1/0, Linnet 1/0, Reed Bunting 3/0
5thMute Swan, Garden Warbler, Reed Bunting, Common Tern, Reed Warbler, Skylark, Linnet 2, Lesser black-backed Gull 2, Sand Martin c25, Greylag Goose, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Black-headed Gull, Swift c90, Grey Wagtail 1, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Tufted Duck 4, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Jackdaw 4, Buzzard 2, Stock Dove 3+. Also Tench
3rdMute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret 1, Moorhen, Coot, Common Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Kestrel 1, Sand Martin c40, House Martin 1+, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff 2, Garden Warbler 2+, Whitethroat 2+, Reed Warbler, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch 2, Stock Dove, Swift 10+, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark, Swallow 1, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting. Also Small and large Skipper - one each, Ringlets several
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Yellow Wagtail 1/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 4/2, Robin 2/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Grasshopper Warbler 2/1, Sedge Warbler 10/5, Reed Warbler 17/6, Whitethroat 39/4, Garden Warbler 0/3, Blackcap 8/1, Chiffchaff 5/3, Willow Warbler 5/2, Blue Tit 1/4, Great Tit 3/13, Tree Sparrow 10/4, Chaffinch 2/0, Goldfinch 0/1, Bullfinch 1/1, Reed Bunting 4/2
Pulli: Tree Sparrow 16
2ndReed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Mute Swan 56+ 2 cygnets, Cuckoo, Sand Martin c30, Skylark 3, Linnet, Great Crested Grebe 7, Stock Dove, Greylag Goose, Yellowhammer, Swift c40, Grey Heron, Mallard 30 & 4 ducklings, Jackdaw 8, Song Thrush, Garden Warbler, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern 3, House Martin 1, Canada Goose, Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, Goldfinch, Blackcap
Ringing: New/Retrap - Stock Dove 0/1
Pulli: Barn Owl 3, Swallow 5


June 2016

30thMute Swan c50, Canada Goose, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Buzzard, Common Tern 4, Cuckoo 2 males & 1 female, Green Woodpecker 1, Skylark, Swallow 1, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Whitethroat 3+, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler feeding young, Grey Wagtail 6 (3 adults, 3 juveniles), Pied Wagtail 6 (2 adults, 4 juveniles), Greenfinch 1 singing, Bullfinch 4, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting, Swift 20+, Kestrel 1, Sand Martin 20+, House Martin 1, Tree Sparrows. Also Toadlets, Muncjac, Shrew spp, Ringlet c70, Speckled Wood c20, Meadow Brown 1, Large Skipper 2
29thCuckoo, Grey Wagtail 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose 115, Canada Goose 21, Reed Warbler, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Tufted Duck 5, Swift c50, Common Tern 5, Red-legged Partridge, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Moorhen 2, Pochard 1 male, Common Sandpiper 1 on dam
27thCuckoo,Mute Swan, Skylark, Reed Warbler, Common Tern, Linnet, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Song Thrush, Sand Martin, Starling 8, Whitethroat, Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Bullfinch
26thMute Swan c45, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck c30, Common Tern 7, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Buzzard, Common Sandpiper 1, Stock Dove, Swift 30, Kestrel 1, Jackdaw 5, Skylark, Swallow 1, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Pied Wagtail 3, Linnet 3, Cuckoo 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin c50, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch. Also several Meadow Brown and Speckled Wood, Ringlet 2
25thChiffchaff, Swift, Kingfisher 2, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, Cuckoo, Linnet, Blackcap, Sand Martin 35, Cetti's Warbler, Curlew 1 over E to W, Whitethroat, Stock Dove, Buzzard
Ringing: New/Retrap - Mute Swan 1/1, Stock Dove 1/0, Grey Wagtail 2/0, Pied Wagtail 2/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 2/2, Song Thrush 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 4/1, Reed Warbler 2/0, Whitethroat 9/2, Garden Warbler 3/3, Blackcap 8/0, Chiffchaff 6/1, Willow Warbler 7/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 11/6, Great Tit 3/6, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 5/1, Chaffinch 2/1, Linnet 1/0, Reed Bunting 3/0
Pulli: Tree Sparrow 2
24thReed Bunting, Wren 3, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan 57 + 4 cygnets, Common Tern 7, Linnet, Cuckoo, Skylark, Whitethroat, Swift, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Sand Martin 20, Grey Heron, Buzzard. Also Field Vole
23rdBuzzard, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Mute Swan 44 + 4 cygnets, Skylark, Sand Martin 2, Tufted Duck 4, Common Tern 2, Cuckoo, Swift, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Grey Wagtail 2, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greylag Goose 2, Stock Dove 1, Swallow 2, Bullfinch. Also Tench
22ndCuckoo, Mute Swan 50, Song Thrush, Common Tern 11, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet, Sand Martin 4, Swift, Garden Warbler, Starling, Stock Dove, Swallow 2, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 2. Also Common Shrew & Tench
21stCoot 5, Curlew 1 over SW to NE at around 6am, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat 4+, Great Crested Grebe 11+, Common Tern 6, Blackcap, Lesser Black-Backed Gull 2, Kingfisher, Swift 10, Sand Martin, Greylag goose c100, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Grey Wagtail 1, Linnet, Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Lapwing 2 through W to E, Stock Dove 2, Garden Warbler. Also Common Shrew
19thGreen Woodpecker 2, Mute Swan 52+4 cygnets, Common Tern 18, Great Crested Grebe 20, Song Thrush, Swift, Sand Martin 9, Reed Warbler 2, Linnet 4, Goldcrest, Mallard 10, Tufted Duck 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sedge Warbler, Cuckoo, Starling, Kingfisher, Buzzard 4, Stock Dove 2, House Martin 7, Greylag Goose c90, Canada Goose c10. Also Roe Deer
18thCommon Tern 6, Buzzard, Kestrel, Stock Dove 4, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Swift c25, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler c5, Reed Warbler c10, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Bullfinch 1
Ringing: New/Retrap - Robin 3/1, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 8/1, Whitethroat 3/7, Garden Warbler 0/1, Chiffchaff 1/4, Willow Warbler 1/3, Long-tailed Tit 3/2, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 1/1, Bullfinch 1/1, Reed Bunting 1/0
17thCommon Tern 12, Mute Swan 48 + 4 cygnets, Cuckoo, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler 3, Skylark, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2, Reed Bunting 3, Sand Martin c30, Linnet, Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe 8, Garden Warbler, Kingfisher, Swift 50, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail 4, Long-tailed Tit c20 in family flock, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Canada Goose c10, Greylag Goose c90
Ringing: New/Retrap - Robin 1/0, Whitethroat 0/3, Garden Warbler 0/1, Chiffchaff 0/1, Willow Warbler 0/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 5/3, Reed Bunting 0/1
16thCommon Tern 16, Canada Goose 5, Greylag Goose c100, Red Kite, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Linnet
15th
Mute Swan 22+4 cygnets, Greylag Goose c90, Canada Goose c10, Great Crested Grebe 7, Tufted Duck 5, Mallard 6, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Oystercatcher 1 through E to W, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Common Tern 18, Cuckoo 1, Stock Dove 2, Jay 1, Swift 10, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 1, Skylark 1, Song Thrush 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 4.
Also Common Toad, Carp, Roach and Drinker Moth caterpillar.
Drinker caterpillar by G Burton

13th
Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Common Tern min 16, Stock Dove 2, Cuckoo 2, Swift min 5, Kingfisher 2, Skylark, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting
12thMute Swan 26, Greylag Goose 2, Canada Goose 15 including 1 gosling, Mallard 14, Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck 7, Goldeneye 1 male, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe 15, Coot 7, Common Tern 13, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Stock Dove 2, Cuckoo 1 male and female, Swift 70, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark 3, Sand Martin 30, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper, Song Thrush 4, Bullfinch, Linnet 2, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting 7
Common Tern by C Hubbard

Common Tern by C Hubbard
Drake Goldeneye moulting into eclipse by C Hubbard

11thCommon Tern 4, Kingfisher
Ringing: New/Retrap - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 2/2, Blackbird 3/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Sedge Warbler 3/2, Reed Warbler 15/18, Whitethroat 6/0, Garden Warbler 0/4, Blackcap 6/0, Blue Tit 1/1, Treecreeper 1/2, Reed Bunting 7/4
8thMute Swan 23+, Greylag Goose 9, Canada Goose 12, Mallard 9, Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck 8, Goldeneye 1 male, Oystercatcher 1, Common Tern 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Herring Gull 3, Stock Dove, Cuckoo 1, Tawny Owl 1, Swift 11, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Hobby 1, Jay 1, Raven 1, Long- tailed Tit 8, Skylark 1, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper 7 (family group foraging with tits), Song Thrush 1, Mistle Thrush 1, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 3
5thGrey Heron 1, Little Egret 1, Mute Swan 23, Canada Goose 2, Greylag Goose 41, Teal 6, Goldeneye 1 male, Pochard 1 male, Buzzard 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Black-headed Gull, Stock Doves, Cuckoo 1, Kingfisher, Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Warblers, Garden Warblers, Whitethroats, Reed Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Song Thrush 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Bullfinch c8, Linnet pair, Tree Sparrows. Also Otter male, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Large and Small White, Large Skipper 2+, Speckled Wood and Orange-tip several each, Banded Demoiselle 1 male and several females.
Banded Demoiselle female by S Nichols

Banded Demoiselle male by S Nichols

4thBuzzard, Grasshopper Warbler, Linnet 2
Ringing: New/Retrap - Mute Swan 0/1, Wren 0/1, Robin 5/2, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 0/3, Sedge Warbler 1/4, Reed Warbler 2/1, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 3/1, Garden Warbler 0/2, Blackcap 3/1, Chiffchaff 3/2, Willow Warbler 2/2, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/3, Tree Sparrow 1/7, Linnet 2/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 2/1
Pulli: Wren 5, Blue Tit 6, Great Tit 52, Tree Sparrow 5
2ndMute Swan 34, Greylag Goose 17, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male south bank of Blowers Bay, Grey Heron 2, Great Crested Grebe 20, Buzzard 2, Coot 15, Redshank 4 through W to E 09.25hrs, Common Tern 2 late am, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove 3, Cuckoo 1, Swift 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Hobby 1, Skylark, Sand Martin c30, House Martin c50, Swallow 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper 4 in family party, Song Thrush
Ringing: New/Retrap - Sand Martin 1/0, House Martin 10/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Blue Tit 0/1



May 2016

28thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/1, Dunnock 1/2, Robin 1/2, Blackbird 1/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Grasshopper Warbler 1/1, Sedge Warbler 3/4, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 3/1, Whitethroat 4/3, Garden Warbler 2/2, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 1/4, Willow Warbler 2/2, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/6, Goldfinch 1/1, Bullfinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 3/3.
Pulli: Blue Tit 125, Great Tit 48, Tree Sparrow 23  
26thGreylag Goose c12, Mallard c11, Common Tern 1, Hobby 1, Tawny Owl 2, Cuckoo 2, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Reed Bunting. Also Indet Shrew and Roach. This pm sightings were Goldeneye 1 male, Cuckoo 2 and Yellow Wagtail
25thMute Swan 19, Greylag Goose 2, Canada Goose 6, Mallard 9 inc 7 young with female, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe 17, Red kite 1 south to north over, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 1, Whimbrel 2, Common Tern 1, Stock Dove 2, Cuckoo 2, Swift 20, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Sand Martin c100, Swallow 2, House Martin c25, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting
22ndMute Swan 29, Greylag Goose c6, Mallard with 5 duckling, Tufted Duck c15, Gadwall 1 male, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Grey Heron 1, Little Egret - flew over eastward, Oystercatcher 1, Common Tern 1, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 3 hawking, Cuckoo male & female, Swift 6, Swallow 6, Sand Martin 10, Grasshopper Warbler 2 singing, Whitethroat 7 singing, Long-tailed Tit 4, Raven 2, Linnet 3. Also Large White 3, Small White 1, Green-veined White, Peacock 1, Orange Tip several. Many Damselfly out and Dragonflies emerging.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 0/1, Robin 0/2, Song Thrush 1/2, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Grasshopper Warbler 1/2, Sedge Warbler 0/2, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 2/3, Garden Warbler 0/5, Chiffchaff 0/3, Willow Warbler 0/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 1/6, Goldfinch 2/0, Linnet 1/1, Bullfinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 0/1.
Pulli: Blue Tit 33, Great Tit 37, Jackdaw 5, Tree Sparrow 9
Green-veined White by S Nichols
20thCommon Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Swift 5, Sand Martin 3. Also Hare 2, Muncjac
14thGadwall 2, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Kestrel, Lapwing 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Cuckoo 2, Swift c50, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Warbler 12 singing, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler 4 singing, Linnet 6. Also Green-veined White 6, Orange Tip 6, Peacock 3, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly c200 [tenerals], Muntjac 2, Brown Hare 2.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Dunnock 1/3, Robin 0/1, Cetti's Warbler 1/2, Grasshopper Warbler 2/0, Sedge Warbler 2/7, Reed Warbler 2/0, Lesser Whitethroat 0/1, Whitethroat 6/7, Garden Warbler 1/5, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 0/4, Willow Warbler 2/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 7/4, Chaffinch 1/1, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 2/2.
Pulli: Tawny Owl 2, Robin 4 
12thCurlew 2 in field east of Blowers Bay, Cuckoo male and female, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler 1 singing
Hobby by D McIntyre
11thDunlin 13, Whimbrel 1 all through this morning, Black Tern with c20 Common Terns, Mute Swan 20, Gadwall 1, Cuckoo, Kingfisher 1, Swift c10, Swallow c10, Sand Martin c20, House Martin 2,
Black Tern by C Hubbard
Black Tern by C Hubbard

10thCommon Sandpiper 3, Common Tern 14
8thBlack Tern 3 at 10:15
7thRinging: New/Retrap - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/3, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 3/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/1, Sedge Warbler 4/2, Reed Warbler 0/1, Lesser Whitethroat 2/1, Whitethroat 6/1, Garden Warbler 2/1, Blackcap 6/1, Chiffchaff 3/3, Willow Warbler 1/5, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 1/5, Bullfinch 1/1, Reed Bunting 0/1 
6thGoldeneye 1 male, Gadwall 1 male, Pochard 1 male, Shoveler 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Curlew over this evening, Common Tern 2, Cuckoo male, Reed Warbler c6, Garden Warbler 2
5thGoldeneye male, Pochard male, Gadwall 2 males, Common Sandpiper 8, Common Tern 2, Garden Warbler 4 singing. Also Peacock 4+, Brimstone 2, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood
4thGrey Heron, possible Shelduck through E to W 08:45, Goldeneye male, Lapwing 3, Common Tern 4, Buzzard 2, Cuckoo, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 1, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Jay, Linnet, Bullfinch. Also Orange tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone


Cuckoo by P Bunyard


Cuckoo by P Bunyard
2ndSedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin, Canada Goose 9, Grey Heron 2, Swallow, Great Crested Grebe, House Martin, Skylark, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Common Tern 2, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Grasshopper Warbler, Bullfinch, Linnet, Swift 9, Buzzard 4, Whitethroat
1stCommon Sandpiper 2, Goldeneye 1 male, Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck c60, Grey Heron 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Grasshopper Warbler 4+ west bank of Blowers Bay, Garden Warbler 1 singing, Mixed flock of Swallow c20, House Martins c50, Sand Martins c70, Swift 1, Bullfinch pair, Linnet 4+. Also Muntjac
Cuckoo by S Nichols



April 2016
30thGadwall 5, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper 3, Buzzard 1, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Sand Martin c80, House Martin c40, Grasshopper Warbler 3, Sedge Warbler 5, Reed Warbler 7, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Whitethroat 12, Garden Warbler 2 singing, Blackcap c12, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 7, Linnet 7, Bullfinch 4. Also Green-veined White 2, Muntjac.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Stock Dove 1/0, Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/2, Robin 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/2, Grasshopper Warbler 1/2, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 2/1, Blackcap 2/0, Chiffchaff 1/2, Willow Warbler 2/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 2/3, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 0/2, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 0/1.
Pulli: Stock Dove 1
29thGoldeneye 1 male, Common Sandpiper 6, Dunlin 1, Swallow c200, Sand Martin c150, House Martin c100, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Kingfisher 1. Also Hare, Munjac
27thGoldeneye 1 male, Gadwall 1 male, Common Sandpiper 2, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk male, Cuckoo 1, Whitethroat 2 singing, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeled, Garden Warbler 1 singing, Swift 1, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin c 100 each, Tree Sparrow c20, Nuthatch, Linnet 4, Bullfinch. Also Muntjac, Stoat, Shrew species & Common Toad
25thGrey Heron 2, Goldeneye male, Common Sandpiper on the dam, Cuckoo, Song Thrush 2, Sand Martin c300, House Martin c100, Swallow c200, Treecreeper pair, Bullfinch pair, Linnet 4
24thGrey Heron, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Linnet
23rdGrey Heron 1, Pochard 2, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck c50, Kestrel, Hobby east 1250hrs, Oystercatcher west, Lapwing, Snipe 3, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin c40, House Martin c20, Yellow Wagtail 3, Song Thrush, Grasshopper Warbler 3 singing males, Sedge Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 4 singing, Chiffchaff c8, Blackcap c8, Willow Warbler 6, Treecreeper, Linnet c25, Bullfinch 2. Also Peacock 5, Green-veined White, Brown Hare 2, Muntjac.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 0/2, Dunnock 0/3, Robin 1/1, Song Thrush 0/1, Cetti's Warbler 2/0, Grasshopper Warbler 3/0, Sedge Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 2/0, Blackcap 1/1, Chiffchaff 1/3, Willow Warbler 2/0, Great Tit 1/7, Tree Sparrow 4/5, Chaffinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 1/1 
Grasshopper Warbler by D Sheffield

22ndGrey Heron 2, Common Tern 3, Buzzard 3, Stock Dove 2, Cuckoo over the main reedbed, House Martin c60 among c150 mixed hirundine flock
21stGrey Heron, Greenshank 1 over, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing, Buzzard 2, Stock Dove 3, Common Tern 3, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Swallow, Sand Martin, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting
20thGrey Heron, Gadwall pair, Goldeneye male, Tufted Duck, Lapwing, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk female, Lapwing, Common Tern 1, Sand Martin 20, House Martin 2,  Swallow 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), Stock Dove, Tawny owl, Yellow Wagtail 4, Grasshopper Warbler singing, Sedge Warbler several singing, Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Treecreeper
Treecreeper by S Nichols

18thShoveler 1 male, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 1 male, Common Tern 3, Yellow Wagtail male, Lesser Whitethroat singing
17thGrey Heron, Goldeneye, Goosander 4, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Linnet
16thGadwall 2, Teal 22, Shoveler 4, Goldeneye 7, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk 3, Peregrine south 1110hrs, Lapwing 2, Snipe 2, Curlew west 1135hrs, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 2, Tawny Owl 2, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin c10, Swallow c80, House Martin c10, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff c10, Willow Warbler 2, Linnet c25, Bullfinch 2. Also Brown Hare 5, Muntjac.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Barn Owl 1/0, Tawny Owl 0/1, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Chiffchaff 0/1, Blue Tit 2/4, Great Tit 0/8, Tree Sparrow 1/2, Bullfinch 1/0
13thGadwall 2, Shoveler 2, Goldeneye, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Tawny Owl, Sand Martin, Swallow, Willow Warbler
12thSandwich Tern - 2 on the dam at 08:05 - 08:25 before flying off east, Common Tern 8, Common Sandpiper 2, Shoveler 4, Goldeneye 6, Wheatear 1, Swallow c10, House Martin c10, Sand Martin c40, Willow Warbler, Blackcap
Sandwich Terns by C Hubbard
10thGrey Heron 2, Shoveler pair, Pochard 1 male, Goldeneye 10, Lapwing, Red Kite, Osprey one through west to east, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff several, Willow Warbler 3+, Swallow 3, House Martin 3, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Linnet 20+, Bullfinch 2. Also Smooth Newt 3, Peacock 2, Comma 1
9thGrey Heron, Gadwall, Teal 3, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye 16, Goosander, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing, Snipe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow 2, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail 1 north, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 11, Willow Warbler 7, Raven, Linnet 19 Bullfinch 6, Yellowhammer. Also Brimstone, Comma, Peacock 2, Brown Hare, Muntjac, Common Toad 3.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Wren 0/1, Dunnock 0/1, Blackbird 1/1, Chiffchaff 1/0, Willow Warbler 1/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 7/4, Reed Bunting 0/3
6thGrey Heron, Sparrowhawk 1f, Stock Dove 4, Kingfisher, Sand Martin 35, Swallow, Linnet 16
5thGrey Heron, Goldeneye 27, Swallow c20, Sand Martin c20, House Martin 1, Tree Sparrow 40+ at feeders, Tawny Owl, Stock Dove 1, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw c100, Linnet 10. Also Small Tortoiseshell, Common Toad, White-tailed Bumblebee and unidentified bat species.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Wren 0/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 1/2, Chiffchaff 2/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 2/4, Tree Sparrow 1/2
4thGoosander 2, Goldeneye 14, Kingfisher 2, Swallow 8, House Martin 2, Sand Martin 1, Chiffchaff several
3rdGrey Heron, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 2, Mistle Thrush, Linnet. Also Brown Hare
2ndPochard 2, Goldeneye 22, Buzzard 2, Red Kite 1, Lapwing 2, Oystercatcher 2, Golden Plover c450, Snipe 3, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin 8, House Martin 2, Swallow 2 west, Northern Wheatear 1 male, Chiffchaff 6, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer. Also Brimstone 3, Peacock 2, Brown Hare and Muntjac

March 2016
31stRed Kite, Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher 2 over, Tawny Owl, Lapwing displaying, Golden Plover c100, Goosander 3, Sand Martin 8 over South Kilworth, Wheatear 1 male, numerous Chiffchaff
30thGolden Plover c120, Buzzard 1, Chiffchaff 2
28thGoldeneye 12, Goosander 3, Redwing 7, Sand Martin 1, House Martin 1, Swallow 1
26thWigeon 3, Gadwall 2, Teal 5, Pochard 5, Goldeneye 35, Goosander 2, Buzzard 2, Red Kite 2, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 3, Jack Snipe, Snipe 17, Sand Martin 1, Fieldfare c40, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Linnet 2, Lesser Redpoll 9, Bullfinch 4. Also Brown Hare, Muntjac 2 and Red-tailed Bumblebee 1
25thGreylag Goose 11, Wigeon 74, Gadwall 2, Shoveler 1 male, Goosander 4, Chinese Goose 1, Wigeon c60, Pochard 20, Goldeneye c25, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Great Crested Grebe 14+, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Treecreeper 1, Redwing 2, Fieldfare 22, Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Tree Sparrow 20+, Meadow Pipit c10, Linnet 2+, Goldfinch 1. Also Brimstone 2, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Dunnock 1/2, Blue Tit 1/4, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 8/11, Chaffinch 0/1
24thSand Martin 1
23rdGadwall 4, Goldeneye 6, Goosander 1, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk female, Snipe 2, Oystercatcher 2, Stock Dove, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mistle Thrush. Also Brown Hare, Muntjac and Common Shrew
21stCurlew calling, Woodcock 1, Meadow Pipit c20, Mealy Redpoll 1.
Ringing: New/Retrap - Dunnock 0/3, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Long-tailed Tit 1/1, Blue Tit 4/3, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 7/9, Chaffinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
20thDunlin 1, Oystercatcher pair, Snipe 6, Wigeon c80, Goosander 10, Goldeneye c15, Gadwall c10, Pochard c25, Teal 2, Canada Goose 2, Greylag Goose 18, Grey Heron 1, Tawny Owl 1 called, Redwing c5, Fieldfare c20, Stock Dove 4, Long-tailed Tit 5 pairs, Tree Sparrow 30+, Grey Wagtail 1 male, Reed Bunting c10, Yellowhammer 3, Linnet c6, Goldfinch 1, Bullfinch 2 pairs
Dunlin by S Nichols
19thGrey Heron 1, Wigeon c30, Gadwall 10, Teal 2, Pochard 52, Goldeneye 29, Goosander 16, Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher 2, Golden Plover c220, Snipe 22, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare c60, Redwing, Chiffchaff 1 singing, Goldcrest, Linnet c20, Mealy Redpoll in field between Railtrack and reservoir just west of Welford Road with 6 Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch 2.
13thRinging: New/Retrap - Long-tailed Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 5/4, Great Tit 4/2, Treecreeper 1/1, House Sparrow 1/0, Tree Sparrow 20/26
12thWigeon 50, Gadwall 10, Teal 10, Pochard 79, Goldeneye 22, Goosander 16, Snipe 9, Jack Snipe, Caspian Gull first winter, Stock Dove c50, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare 9, Chiffchaff, Raven 2, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting c12. Also Brown Hare 3
5thLittle Grebe, Wigeon c140, Gadwall 6, Teal 2, Pochard 85, Tufted Duck 418, Goldeneye 25, Goosander 9, Stock Dove c20, Fieldfare c50, Goldcrest 2, Siskin, Bullfinch 6, Reed Bunting 9. Also Brown Hare 3 and Muntjac

February 2016
28thGoosander 9, Wigeon c150, Pochard c25, Gadwall c10, Goldeneye c20, Greylag Goose 38, Canada Goose 2, Grey Heron 2, Water Rail 1 heard, Fieldfare, Long-tailed Tit 2, Bullfinch 2+, Goldfinch 2, Tree Sparrow c50
Goosanders by S Nichols
27thWigeon 171, Gadwall 13, Teal 2, Pochard 77, Goldeneye 26, Goosander 9, Red Kite, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Stock Dove c60, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c70, Goldcrest, Raven 3, Chaffinch c80, Siskin c18, Linnet 6, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch 3. Also Brown Hare
20thWigeon 128, Gadwall 19, Teal 15, Pochard 51, Goldeneye 18, Goosander 5, Buzzard 1, Red Kite, Water Rail, Lapwing c100, Caspian Gull 1 first winter, Stock Dove c60, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare c40, Redwing 3, Mistle Thrush, Treecreeper, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Tree Sparrow c70, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chaffinch c20, Bullfinch 10, Yellowhammer c55, Reed Bunting 2.
Also Brown Hare 2
14thBrambling 2, Chaffinch c60, Linnet 5, Greenfinch 2, Siskin 2, Goosander 3, Goldeneye 6, Wigeon 2, Pochard c30, Grey Wagtail 1, Red-legged Partridge 12, Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Fieldfare c20
13thWigeon 24, Gadwall 19, Teal 2, Pochard 73, Goldeneye 19, Goosander 6, Buzzard 1, Kestrel, Golden Plover 33, Lapwing 32, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Great Black-backed Gull c20, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, Coal Tit, Siskin, Linnet, Bullfinch 4
7thWigeon 4, Gadwall 17, Pochard 71, Goldeneye 29, Goosander 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel, Lapwing c60, Mediterranean Gull 1st winter, Caspian Gull 1st winter, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Fieldfare c20, Redwing, Tree Sparrow c30, Cettis Warbler, Bullfinch 2, Siskin, Reed Bunting c12. Also Brown Hare 4

January 2016
31stGoosander 1 (m), Goldeneye 12, Wigeon c50, Pochard 28, Tufted Duck c250, Gadwall c30, Greylag Goose 76, Mute Swan 24, Lapwing c70 flying over, Water Rail 2 calling, Cettis Warbler song, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk. Also Sessile Earthstar
Sessile Earthstar by S Nichols
30thWigeon 41, Gadwall 55, Pochard 52 (70% males), Goldeneye 10, Goosander 3, Kestrel, Water Rail 3, Lapwing c100, Snipe, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare c85, Redwing 3, Goldcrest 3, Treecreper 2, Jay, Siskin 6, Linnet 10, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer c25, Reed Bunting c12. Also Fox and Brown Hare 2
24thBrambling (f) with Chaffinch, Linnet c60, Long-tailed Tit 15+, Tree Sparrows, Green Woodpecker, Water Rail - 1 squealing, Greylag Goose c120, Teal 2, Gadwall 39, Pochard 13, Goosander 4, Goldeneye 7, Lapwing c200 flying over
Tree Sparrows by S Nichols

Muntjac Deer by S Nichols
23rdWigeon 57, Gadwall 52, Teal, Pochard 52 (70% males), Goldeneye 10, Goosander 7, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, Lapwing c350, Snipe 3, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Stock Dove c30, Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing 5, Cettis Warbler, Raven 2, Siskin 2, Bullfinch 10, Yellowhammer 27, Reed Bunting c10. Also Muntjac and Brown Hare 6
20thRinging: New/Retrap - Robin 0/1, Blue Tit 0/8, Great Tit 0/3, Tree Sparrow 14/3
17thWigeon c300, Tufted Duck c200, Mallard 25+, Goosander 12, Goldeneye 4, Gadwall 6, Little Grebe 2, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing c150, Curlew 1 over am, Snipe 1, Fieldfare c25, Redwing c5, Tree Sparrow c50, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Starling c70, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit flock, Siskin 3, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 1. Also Munjac
16thLittle Grebe 3, Wigeon 82, Gadwall 44, Teal 12, Shoveler 3, Pochard 66 (61% males), Goldeneye 11, Goosander, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel, Water Rail, Golden Plover c180, Lapwing c330, Snipe 5, Caspian Gull 1 first winter, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Fieldfare c20, Cettis Warbler 2, Goldcrest, Jay 2, Brambling, Siskin 15, Lesser Redpoll 3, Bullfinch 7, Yellowhammer 52, Reed Bunting c15. Also Fox and Brown Hare
15thGolden Plover c100, Lapwing c300
10thGreylag Geese c25, Goldeneye 9, Gadwall 12+, Wigeon c70, Mallard 50+, Bullfinch 2f, Treecreeper, Goldcrest 2, Tree Sparrow 20+, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1f, Coal Tit
9thGreat White Egret 1 in Blowers Bay am, Wigeon 9, Gadwall 56, Pochard 116 (67% males), Goldeneye 36, Goosander, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Golden Plover c250 flocks of 7w + 81 w + c150 w + 15 w, Lapwing c200, Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults, Stock Dove c12, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare c120, Redwing c40, Cettis Warbler, Goldcrest 2, Lesser Redpoll 7, Bullfinch 8, Yellowhammer c15, Reed Bunting c10. Also Brown Hare
1stCORN BUNTING associating with Yellowhammers in hedge along railtrack c500m NE of Welford Road (OS SP618814). Flushed from cover strip east of the track. Not seen or heard again after sighting at 0930hrs. Also first winter Caspian Gull and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls at 1400hrs on the res. Little Grebe, Wigeon 12, Gadwall 41, Shoveler 8, Pochard 109, Goldeneye 35, Goosander 4, Sparrowhawk 4, Kestrel 3, Water Rail, Lapwing c90, Caspian Gull 1 1st w, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green Woodpecker 2, Skylark 8, Fieldfare c150, Redwing 3, Cetti's Warbler singing, Goldcrest, Starling c300, Tree Sparrow c20, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll 6, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 26, Reed Bunting 20, Corn Bunting

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