2016-15

2016
Thanks to all observers, especially Chris Hubbard, Mark Piper, Steve Nichols and George Burton for additional records

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

2015
Thanks to all observers, especially Chris Hubbard, Mark Piper, Steve Nichols and George Burton for additional records

December 2015

29thGrey Heron 2, Wigeon 24, Gadwall c20, Shoveler 5, Pochard c50, Goldeneye c30, Goosander 5 (3m), Snipe 1, Woodcock 1, Lapwing 9, Water Rail 1, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 male, Stock Dove 2, Short-eared Owl 2, Barn Owl 1, Tawny Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 3, Cetti's Warbler 2, Coal Tit 1, Skylark 3, Meadow Pipit 1, Yellowhammer 3
27thHen Harrier reports of a male seen over fields near Kilworth Springs golf course, Teal 3, Goosander 7, Tufted Duck c100, Wigeon 97, Pochard c10, Goldeneye 19+, Gadwall c30, Greylag 110, Mute Swan 36, Starling c100, Redwing c5, Fieldfare 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch c15, Cetti's Warbler 1 heard, Tree Sparrow c20, Yellowhammer, Buzzard
24thLittle Grebe 1
21stSmew 1 male, Shoveler 2, Goldeneye 14, Caspian Gull 1st winter
17thShort-eared Owl 3, Tawny Owl 2, Barn Owl 1
16thShort-eared Owl 2 at inlet end
14thShort-eared Owl 1 again at inlet end
13thLittle Grebe 2, Wigeon c15, Gadwall 31, Teal 1 male, Shoveler 2m&1f, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Scaup 1 first winter, Pochard 10, Goldeneye 15, Goosander 2, Kestrel, Water Rail 2, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Stock Dove c40, Short-eared Owl 1240hrs in field south of dam, Kingfisher, Fieldfare c300, Redwing c20, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest 4, Long-tailed Tit c20, Treecreeper, Jay, Starling c500, Lesser Redpoll 1, Chaffinch c50, Bullfinch 4, Reed Bunting c10
Short-eared Owl by S Nichols

Ringing -
7thShort-eared Owl 1 this morning over set-aside field NE of inflow again, Merlin 1
6thShort-eared Owl 1 on set-aside NE of onflow, Red-crested Pochard 1 female
5thRed-crested Pochard 1 female, Scaup 1 first winter, Goosander 1 male, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch c100, Brambling 3 (1 male), Bullfinch 2, Linnet c50, Redpoll
4thLittle Grebe 2, Wigeon 145, Gadwall 57, Teal 5, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard 1 female, Scaup 1 first winter, Pochard 37, Goldeneye 33, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 3, Water Rail, Lapwing 4, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Herring Gull c300, Great Black-backed Gull c45, Green Woodpecker 2, Cetti's Warbler, Bullfinch 2
3rdRed-crested pochard 1 (female), Goosander 1 (male), Goldeneye 5, Wigeon c15, Gadwall 20+, Pochard 20+, Tufted Duck c50, Coot c300, Redwing c10, Fieldfare c20. Also Hare 1

November 2015

29thBittern - one flew into Blower's Bay this pm. Also Gadwall 40+, Fieldfare c40, Redwing c15
28thLittle Grebe 2, Wigeon 99138, Gadwall 96, Teal, Red-crested Pochard 3 (1 male), Pochard 76, Goldeneye 23, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Lapwing c60, Stock Dove 56, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare c150, Redwing c20, Chiffchaff, Jay, Raven, Bullfinch, Linnet c30, Redpoll 2
Ringing - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 1/2, Dunnock 0/6, Blackbird 8/5, Fieldfare 1/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 30/1, Goldcrest 0/3, Willow Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 2/0, Reed Bunting 2/0
26thRinging - Wren 0/3, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 4/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 29/0, Goldcrest 0/1, Blue Tit 1/1, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 6/1, Goldfinch 3/0, Lesser Redpoll 3/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
24thRinging - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/1, Song Thrush 3/0, Redwing 15/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Coal Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 1/2, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 2/3, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 0/1
22ndLittle Grebe 1, Goosander 4 (3m, 1f), Teal 8, Goldeneye 11, Gadwall c40, Shoveler 3, Greylag Goose c100, Wigeon c30, Pochard c80, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit c20, Redwing c10, Fieldfare c25, Starling c150. Also Hare 1
Ringing - Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 0/2, Wren 0/3, Blackbird 10/1, Redwing 25/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Goldcrest 0/2, Blue Tit 1/5, Great Tit 0/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Starling 1/0, Tree Sparrow 3/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Greenfinch 3/1, Goldfinch 9/0, Bullfinch 1/0
21stLittle Grebe 2, Wigeon 143, Gadwall 50, Teal 36, Shoveler 2, Pochard 42, Goldeneye 8, Goosander 2, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull in the roost this evening, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay 2, Fieldfare c500, Linnet c40, Bullfinch 2. Also Brown Hare
20thKittiwake 2 this PM from 2.45 and Red-crested Pochard 3
18thWigeon 19, Gadwall 22, Teal 3, Red-crested Pochard 4 (2 males), Pochard 70, Goldeneye 18, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Lapwing 2, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare c100, Goldcrest, Bullfinch 4
17thMerlin 1, Kingfisher 1 and Chiffchaff 1
Ringing - Dunnock 0/1, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 28/1, Goldcrest 1/1, Blue Tit 0/4, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 5/8, Goldfinch 3/0, Lesser Redpoll 3/0, Bullfinch 0/1
16thAdult Mediterranean Gull and Caspian Gull in the roost this evening, Shoveler 4, Red-crested Pochard 3, Goldeneye 10 and a small flock of Siskin near the dam
14thWigeon 14, Gadwall 21, Teal, Shoveler 3, Red-crested Pochard 3 males, Pochard 66, Goldeneye 13, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Herring Gull c20, Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail 2, Fieldfare c200, Redwing c80, Goldcrest 6, Jay 2, Tree Sparrow c60, Siskin 2, Linnet, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer
12thRinging - Dunnock 2/1, Robin 1/0, Wren 0/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Fieldfare 4/0, Redwing 13/0, Goldcrest 1/1, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 0/3, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Chaffinch 1/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 12/0, Lesser Redpoll 3/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0
8thWigeon 118, Gadwall 25, Teal, Shoveler 4, Red-crested Pochard 3 males, Pochard 22, Goldeneye 12, Kestrel, Water Rail, Lapwing, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 7, Grey Wagtail 2, Fieldfare c100, Redwing c100, Goldcrest 14, Treecreeper, Siskin 1 sw, Linnet 5, Redpoll 3, Bullfinch 6
7thWigeon 143, Gadwall 36, Teal 7, Shoveler 24, Red-crested Pochard 4 (2 males), Pochard 28, Goldeneye 8, Sparrowhawk, Merlin 1 male, Lesser Black-backed Gull c600 (in roost), Herring Gull c20, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare c30, Redwing c200, Goldcrest 2, Jackdaw c800 (flying to roost), Starling c3000 (roosting), Bullfinch.
Also Brown Hare and 4 Muntjac including a young fawn
4thRinging - Blackbird 1/0, Fieldfare 2/0, Redwing 10/1, Goldcrest 1/1, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0
2ndRinging - Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Dunnock 0/2, Robin 0/2, Wren 2/0, Song Thrush 0/1, Blackbird 1/0, Fieldfare 2/0, Redwing 20/0, Goldcrest 3/3, Blue Tit 3/4, Great Tit 1/6, Treecreeper 0/1, Carrion Crow 1/0, Starling 1/0, Tree Sparrow 10/2, Chaffinch 0/1, Goldfinch 11/0, Lesser Redpoll 12/0, Reed Bunting 7/2
1stGreat White Egret - 1 till dusk, Shoveler 18, Teal c30, Goldeneye 3, Gadwall c20, Pochard c20, Red-crested Pochard 4 (2 males), Wigeon c200, Lapwing 5, Stock Dove 3, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Redwing 5, Fieldfare 5, Chiffchaff 1, Long-tailed Tit c20, Goldcrest 4+, Coal Tit 1, Tree Sparrow c30, Starling 1000+ pre-roost flight.
Also Migrant Hawker, Common Darter 5, Red Admiral and an Otter, watched fishing for 20 mins in Blowers bay
Great White Egret by S Nichols


Otter by S Nichols


October 2015
31stWigeon 198, Gadwall 9, Teal 3, Pochard 10, Goldeneye 3, Water Rail, Golden Plover, Lapwing 4, Snipe 18, Tawny Owl 1, Stock Dove 61, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 3, Gt. Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 2, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c75, Redwing c40, Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 3, Treecreeper, Raven 2, Goldfinch c25, Siskin 3, Linnet 2, Redpoll 7, Bullfinch 7, Yellowhammer 1. Also Migrant Hawker, Muntjac 2, Hare 3
Ringing - Wren 3/3, Dunnock 2/2, Robin 1/2, Blackbird 3/4, Fieldfare 2/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 24/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Goldcrest 10/4, Long-tailed Tit 0/6, Willow Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 1/2, Tree Sparrow 8/0, Chaffinch 0/1, Greenfinch 2/0, Siskin 1/0, Goldfinch 4/0, Lesser Redpoll 7/0, Bullfinch 2/2
27thRaven 2, Starling c2500 (Murmuration over the reservoir at first light), Fieldfare 70+, Redwing c10, Song Thrush 2, Tree Sparrow c50.
Ringing - Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 6/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 2/0, Starling 1/0, Tree Sparrow 3/1, Greenfinch 3/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 11/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
26thLapwing 6, Water Rail 1, Merlin 1, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Redwing c30, Goldcrest c10, Blackcap 1 male, Starling 15, Lesser Redpoll c15, Goldfinch c10, Greenfinch c12. Also Bat species 3+, Migrant Hawker 1.
Ringing - Wren 0/2, Dunnock 1/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 4/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 6/0, Blackcap 1/0, Goldcrest 5/2, Blue Tit 6/0, Great Tit 0/3, Tree Sparrow 2/2, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 7/0, Goldfinch 6/0, Lesser Redpoll 7/0
25thGreylag Goose c175, Red-crested Pochard 7, (6 m & 1 f), Pochard 77, Wigeon 139, Gadwall 26, Grey Heron 2, Great Created Grebe 20, Snipe 1, Water Rail, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Redwing c70, Fieldfare c150, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Skylark 40+, Meadow Pipit 10, Treecreeper 2, Blackcap 1 female, Cetti's Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 10+, Long-tailed Tit 20+, Willow Tit, Coal Tit 1, Starling c60, Tree Sparrow 15, Jay, Siskin 6, Lesser Redpoll c10, Goldfinch c15, Bullfinch 4+, Linnet 2+, Reed Bunting 4, Yellowhammer 3.
Also Migrant Hawker and Red Admiral.
Ringing - Stock Dove 2 pulli, Wren 4/2, Dunnock 2/3, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 11/0, Blackcap 0/1, Goldcrest 7/1, Willow Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 2/2, Great Tit 1/4, Tree Sparrow 11/5, Greenfinch 7/0, Lesser Redpoll 10/0, Reed Bunting 0/1
23rdRinging - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 11/1, Blackcap 2/0, Goldcrest 10/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 2/4, Tree Sparrow 3/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 4/0, Lesser Redpoll 8/0
21stSightings from the Leics bank - Red-crested Pochard 6 (4 drake), Long-tailed Tit 20, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll 4
20thRinging - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 3/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 3/1, Song Thrush 2/0, Redwing 30/0, Blackcap 3/0, Goldcrest 19/2, Firecrest 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 5/0, Blue Tit 8/0, Tree Sparrow 2/1, Lesser Redpoll 5/0, Bullfinch 1/0
19thBuzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Redwing c200, Goldcrest c10, Raven 1,
Ringing - Wren 5/2, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 0/2, Redwing 28/0, Goldcrest 5/3, Long-tailed Tit 6/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 4/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
18thSightings from the Leics bank - Grey Heron 2, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 35, Mute Swan 74, Canada Goose 3, Greylag Goose 37, Wigeon 84, Gadwall 18, Tufted Duck 105, Pochard 80, Teal 4, Coot 165, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 1 over, Lesser Black-backed Gull 16, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Goldcrest 6+, Treecreeper 1, Fieldfare 70+
17thWigeon 113, Gadwall 20, Shoveler 6, Pochard 131, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 4, Red-legged Partridge 40 (3 coveys), Water Rail, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit 3, Grey Wagtail 2, Fieldfare c180, Redwing c110 n/nw, Cetti’s Warbler 3 (1 singing), Chiffchaff c5, Goldcrest c10, Treecreeper 2, Jay 2, Brambling 14, Siskin 16, Bullfinch 6, Yellowhammer 1 north.
Also Migrant Hawker 2, Common Darter, Small White, Red Admiral
Ringing - Wren 1/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 2/3, Blackbird 0/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 21/0, Chiffchaff 4/1, Goldcrest 6/1, Long-tailed Tit 5/1, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 1/1, Treecreeper 1/1, Tree Sparrow 5/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 3/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Bullfinch 7/0 
16thRedwing c150, Fieldfare 11
Ringing - Wren 2/0, Blackbird 2/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Redwing 33/0, Blackcap 0/1,  Chiffchaff 1/0, Goldcrest 5/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Greenfinch 3/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/1 
15thRinging - Great Spotted Woodpecker 0/1, Redwing 11/0, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 4/0, Goldcrest 7/3, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/3, Treecreeper 1/1, Tree Sparrow 2/1, Greenfinch 6/0, Goldfinch 8/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0
14thMerlin 1, Redwing c50, Fieldfare 22
Ringing - Wren 1/0, Song Thrush 0/1, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 7/0, Goldcrest 9/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 1/4, Tree Sparrow 1/3, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 20/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
12thRinging - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 1/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 2/0, Song Thrush 0/1, 'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 8/0, Yellow-browed Warbler 1/0, Chiffchaff 12/0, Goldcrest 5/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 5/0, Great Tit 3/0, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 15/0, Goldfinch 5/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0
11thRinging - Dunnock 0/1, Robin 2/2, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 8/0, Goldcrest 2/2, Blue Tit 2/0, Great Tit 9/0, Tree Sparrow 6/0, Greenfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 12/0
10thWigeon 78, Gadwall 10, Pochard 89, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 4, Red-legged Partridge 45 (2 coveys), Water Rail, Lapwing 21 se, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 4, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail 4, Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing (Leics bank), Chiffchaff 4, Goldcrest 5, Jay, Siskin 2 se, Linnet c150, Redpoll 3, Bullfinch 12
Ringing - Robin 2/1, Song Thrush 2/0, Blackcap 14/1, Chiffchaff 24/0, Goldcrest 8/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 3/1, Great Tit 5/4, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Greenfinch 18/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 16/0, Bullfinch 0/2
9thRinging - Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 4/0, Robin 1/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Blackcap 35/0, Chiffchaff 24/0, Goldcrest 8/0, Firecrest 1/0, Blue Tit 10/0, Great Tit 9/2, Treecreeper 1/0, Tree Sparrow 5/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 9/0, Lesser Redpoll 6/0, Reed Bunting 4/0 
8thRinging - Wren 5/1, Dunnock 2/1, Robin 0/1, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 12/2, Chiffchaff 20/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Coal Tit 2/1, Blue Tit 10/1, Great Tit 2/2, Tree Sparrow 9/2, Greenfinch 40/0, Lesser Redpoll 24/1, Bullfinch 0/2
5thRinging - Wren 1/0, Robin 1/0, Blackcap 9/0, Chiffchaff 5/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 5/4, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
3rdLittle Grebe 2, Wigeon 131, Gadwall 28, Teal, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Pochard 97, Goldeneye female, Red-legged Partridge 30 (2 coveys), Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail 2, Swallow 2, Cetti’s Warbler 3 (all Leics bank), Reed Warbler, Blackcap c50, Chiffchaff c50, Goldcrest 3, Treecreeper 2, Jay 2, Raven, Redwings heard flying over before first light, Linnet c15, Lesser Redpoll 13, Goldfinch c10, 7 Bullfinch
Ringing - Green Woodpecker 1/0, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/3, Robin 0/1, Blackcap 29/0, Chiffchaff 37/0, Goldcrest 6/3, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 7/1, Tree Sparrow 3/3, Chaffinch 0/2, Lesser Redpoll 9/0
2ndAvocet flew in and then headed east.
Ringing - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 3/0, Dunnock 2/1, Robin 1/2, Blackcap 32/1, Chiffchaff 48/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Blue Tit 4/1, Great Tit 5/1, Tree Sparrow 7/3, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 3/0, Goldfinch 5/0, Lesser Redpoll 7/0
1stTawny Owl 3 calling, Kingfisher
Ringing - Wren 0/2, Dunnock 1/1, Robin 1/1, Blackcap 31/2, Chiffchaff 31/0, Goldcrest 9/3, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 1/7, Tree Sparrow 2/2, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0

September 2015
28thRedstart 2.
Ringing - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 1/1, Redstart 1/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 0/1, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 57/2, Chiffchaff 30/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 1/1, Great Tit 2/3, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 5/0, Lesser Redpoll 7/0, Bullfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/1
27thJuvenile Common Tern, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Meadow Pipit c5, Swallow 2, Willow Tit, Siskin, Redpoll 3, Goldfinch c5, Yellowhammer 1. Also c50 Migrant Hawker
Ringing - Meadow Pipit 1/0, Wren 2/2, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 53/2, Chiffchaff 28/1, Goldcrest 5/0, Blue Tit 6/1, Great Tit 5/4, Tree Sparrow 4/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 2/0 
26thRinging - Woodpigeon 2 pulli, Meadow Pipit 7/0, Wren 1/1, Dunnock 3/2, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 0/1, Reed Warbler 1/1, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 93/3, Chiffchaff 47/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 2/0, Tree Sparrow 9/2, Chaffinch 2/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 5/0, Lesser Redpoll 10/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Yellowhammer 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
25thGrey Heron 3 and Little Egret on dam, Pochard c60, Tufted Duck c60, Wigeon 9, Sparrowhawk 1, House Martin c20, Chiffchaff 10+, Long-tailed tit 15+, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 2+, Tree Sparrow 3.
Also plenty of Migrant Hawkers, Brown Hawkers and Muntjac.
Ringing - Meadow Pipit 6/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 2/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Reed Warbler 5/0, Blackcap 58/1, Chiffchaff 32/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 6/1, Great Tit 5/4, Tree Sparrow 3/1, Greenfinch 4/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Lesser Redpoll 10/0, Reed Bunting 2/0
22ndBarn Owl 1, Snipe 10 over, Swift 1, Redpoll 15-20
Ringing - Meadow Pipit 1/0, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 1/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 30/1, Chiffchaff 20/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 3/2, Goldfinch 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 3/0
20thReport of a Wryneck on Cold Ashby Road 200yds from Stanford Road junction at 4pm on the road 'anting' but not seen since, Grey Heron, Kestrel 1, Buzzard 1, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit c5, Swallow 2, House Martin 2, Blackcap c150, Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 1, Chiffchaff c100, Willow Warbler 1, Goldcrest c10, Raven 3, Linnet c10, Goldfinch c10, Redpoll 1.
Ringing - Wren 2/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 3/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 79/1, Chiffchaff 40/1, Willow Warbler 1/0, Goldcrest 5/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 2/0, Tree Sparrow 2/1, Goldfinch 2/1, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 5/1
19thRinging - Meadow Pipit 2/0, Wren 5/2, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 1/2, Sedge Warbler 2/1, Reed Warbler 6/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 122/6, Chiffchaff 57/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Willow Tit 1/0, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 3/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
18thRinging - Robin 2/0, Reed Warbler 3/0, Whitethroat 2/0, Blackcap 59/1, Chiffchaff 57/0, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 2/1, Tree Sparrow 0/2, Goldfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 0/1
17thRed-crested Pochard m&f present, Sparrowhawk 1, Chiffchaff c25.
Ringing -  Meadow Pipit 5/0, Dunnock 4/0, Robin 1/0, Whinchat 1/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blackcap 56/1, Chiffchaff 33/0, Willow Warbler 4/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Chaffinch 1/0
16thRed-crested Pochard 2
15thA Black Tern present this morning plus 1 Shelduck over. Also good numbers of Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallows.
Ringing - Wren 1/0, Robin 3/1, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Whitethroat 2/0, Garden Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 25/3, Chiffchaff 14/1, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/1, Chaffinch 2/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/1
13thMorning sightings - Mute Swan 55, Wigeon 38, Red-crested Pochard 2, Pochard 23, Coot 285, Tufted Duck 85, Black-headed Gull 80, Lapwing 27 over, Common Sandpiper 1, Gadwall 18, Grey Wagtail 1, Siskin and Goldfinch over, Mixed House Martin and Swallow 45, Little Grebe 5 (3 juveniles), Raven 2 over, Hobby 1, Goldcrest several in trees on Leicestershire side, Grasshopper Warbler 1.
Afternoon sightings - Canada Goose c50, Greylag Goose c15, Gadwall 11+, Pochard c30, Wigeon c40, Teal 7, Red-crested Pochard 2 (m & f), Grey Heron 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Hobby 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Goldcrest 3+, House Martin c50, Swallow 10+, Long-tailed Tit 6+, Blackcap 2+, Chiffchaff 10+, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Tree Sparrow 20, Pied Wagtail 1, Bullfinch 4+, Goldfinch 2, Grey Wagtail 3, Linnet 2+, Siskin 7.
Also Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Common Hawker, Common Darter, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood, 10+ and Hairy Shieldbug
Ringing - Dunnock 1/0, Robin 3/0, Redstart 1/0, Grasshopper Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 3/0, Reed Warbler 9/1, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 6/0, Garden Warbler 3/0, Blackcap 123/0, Chiffchaff 50/0, Willow Warbler 6/0, Goldcrest 4/1, Blue Tit 15/1, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 2/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 6/0, Reed Bunting 1/1
12thLittle Grebe 5, Wigeon 36, Gadwall 16, Shoveler, Pochard 26, Sparrowhawk 2, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker Yellow Wagtail 1 sw, Grey Wagtail 3, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff c15, Goldcrest 2, Coal Tit, Siskin 1 sw, Linnet c200, Bullfinch 9
11thSeveral Siskins over.
Ringing - Wren 2/0, Robin 2/1, Grasshopper Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 3/0, Blackcap 69/2, Chiffchaff 24/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 4/1, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 1/0
10thRinging - Wren 2/0, Redstart 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 3/0, Reed Warbler 4/1, Whitethroat 2/0, Blackcap 28/1, Chiffchaff 20/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 4/0, Great Tit 4/2, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Goldfinch 7/0, Reed Bunting 0/2
9thRinging - Robin 0/1, Redstart 2/0, Sedge Warbler 1/1, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 2/1, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 24/0, Chiffchaff 8/2, Willow Warbler 2/0, Blue Tit 2/2, Goldfinch 11/0
8thRinging - Dunnock 0/1, Redstart 1/0, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Whitethroat 5/0, Blackcap 50/0, Chiffchaff 41/0, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 1/2, Goldfinch 3/0, Bullfinch 1/1
7thRinging - Wren 1/0, Robin 2/0, Redstart 1/0, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 3/0, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 5/1, Garden Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 86/3, Chiffchaff 39/0, Willow Warbler 3/1, Goldcrest 3/0, Blue Tit 6/1, Great Tit 1/0, Tree Sparrow 1/0, Bullfinch 3/1
6thGadwall 18, Wigeon 4, Pochard c30, Lapwing 12, Little Grebe 3, Kingfisher 2, Swallow c10, Treecreeper 2, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 10+, Blackcap 5+, Whitethroat 1, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Bullfinch 6+, Linnet 2+.
Also Speckled Wood 10+, Green-veined White 1, Small White 5, Southern Hawker and Brown Hawker several each


Southern Hawker by S Nichols
5thWigeon calling, Peregrine 1 over, Hobby, Dunlin, House Martin c250, Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing.
Ringing - Swallow 2/0, Wren 3/0, Robin 1/1, Blackbird 0/2, Song Thrush 0/1, Sedge Warbler 5/0, Reed Warbler 2/1, Lesser Whitethroat 4/0, Whitethroat 6/2, Blackcap 17/11, Chiffchaff 19/2, Willow Warbler 14/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 2/13, Tree Sparrow 1/5, Chaffinch 1/0, Bullfinch 2/0
3rdRinging - Dunnock 0/1, Robin 1/1, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 4/0, Garden Warbler 1/1, Blackcap 58/11, Chiffchaff 7/1, Willow Warbler 4/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Blue Tit 0/3, Great Tit 0/4, Tree Sparrow 1/5, Chaffinch 1/0, Greenfinch 1/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Siskin 2/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
2ndRinging - House Martin 1/0, Wren 1/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 4/2, Redstart 1/0, Sedge Warbler 5/0, Reed Warbler 6/1, Lesser Whitethroat 4/0, Whitethroat 5/0, Garden Warbler 3/2, Blackcap 72/7, Chiffchaff 15/0, Willow Warbler 11/0, Goldcrest 1/1, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 3/3, Chaffinch 2/0, Bullfinch 1/0
1stCommon Tern 3, Barn Owl 1, Swift 2.
Ringing - Wren 1/0, Robin 2/0, Redstart 1/0, Reed Warbler 3/3, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 10/0, Garden Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 24/5, Chiffchaff 11/0, Willow Warbler 18/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Spotted Flycatcher 1/0, Blue Tit 0/2, Goldfinch 2/0

August 2015
29thLittle Egret 1, Little Grebe, Gadwall 18, Teal 13, Pochard 37, Buzzard 5, Sparrowhawk 3, Hobby 2, Lapwing c50, Kingfisher 3, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail, Swallow c20, House Martin c10, Reed Warbler 3, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap, Goldcrest 3, Spotted Flycatcher 2, Raven 3, Starling c1500 from roost within Leics reedbed, Coal Tit 1, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 2. Also Otter, Daubentons Bat extracted from mist-net, Brimstone 3, Common Blue 17, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Speckled Wood 7, Brown Hawker c15, Migrant Hawker c10, Southern Hawker, Ruddy Darter 3
Ringing - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 5/4, Dunnock 1/2, Robin 3/3, Blackbird 0/1, Sedge Warbler 2/0, Reed Warbler 11/3, Lesser Whitethroat 3/1, Whitethroat 11/8, Garden Warbler 2/4, Blackcap 25/16, Chiffchaff 6/1, Willow Warbler 8/0, Goldcrest 2/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 3/8, Great Tit 0/4, Tree Sparrow 2/7, Chaffinch 1/0, Linnet 0/1, Bullfinch 8/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
28thGreen Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 2, Swift 3, Buzzard 6
Ringing - Wren 3/0, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 8/0, Garden Warbler 3/1, Blackcap 18/8, Chiffchaff 7/0, Willow Warbler 3/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Great Tit 0/5, Tree Sparrow 1/3 
27thCommon Sandpiper 2
Ringing - Kingfisher 1/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 3/1, Lesser Whitethroat 2/1, Whitethroat 10/1, Blackcap 16/3, Willow Warbler 1/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/2, Tree Sparrow 1/1, Chaffinch 1/0
24thCommon Tern 3, Buzzard 4
Ringing - Wren 2/0, Robin 4/0, Blackbird 3/0, Reed Warbler 19/0, Lesser Whitethroat 6/1, Whitethroat 36/2, Garden Warbler 5/2, Blackcap 21/15, Chiffchaff 7/0, Willow Warbler 19/0, Pied Flycatcher 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 3/0, Blue Tit 3/8, Great Tit 2/2, Treecreeper 1/1, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/1
22ndMute Swan 84, Gadwall 10, Shoveler 2, Pochard 10, Osprey (fishing Blowers Lodge 1030hrs), Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Common Sandpiper 3, Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail, Linnet 23, Bullfinch 3. Also Otter
Ringing - Tree Pipit 1/0, Wren 4/0, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 5/0, Reed Warbler 17/5, Lesser Whitethroat 1/0, Whitethroat 11/1, Blackcap 8/5, Chiffchaff 2/0, Willow Warbler 5/0, Goldcrest 4/0, Blue Tit 0/3, Chaffinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 2/1
20thCommon Tern 2 (ad & juv), Pochard 5, Common Sandpiper 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail plus 3 juveniles, Green Woodpecker 2, Several Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Garden Warbler 1, Swallow c15, Sand Martin c5, Linnet 2. Also several Peacock, Meadow Brown, Large White and Brown Hawker, Emerald Dragonfly. Bat sp. one hunting over out pool @ 1610h
19thRinging - Wren 4/0, Dunnock 1/1, Robin 2/1, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 5/0, Lesser Whitethroat 9/0, Whitethraot 18/3, Garden Warbler 1/2, Blackcap 5/8, Chiffchaff 3/2, Willow Warbler 7/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 0/1, Tree Sparrow 16/9, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 2/3
17thGreen Woodpecker 1, Whitethroat 25+, Blackcap c30, Lesser Whitethroat 5 ringed, Willow Warbler 10+, Chiffchaff 10+. Also Brimstome 1, Large White 1, Peacock 20+, Red Admiral 2
Ringing - Wren 5/0, Robin 4/0, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 12/1,  Reed Warbler 6/4, Lesser Whitethroat 4/3, Whitethroat 28/7, Garden Warbler 2/1, Blackcap 7/10, Chiffchaff 5/2, Willow Warbler 10/0, Goldcrest 3/1, Blue Tit 0/5, Great Tit 0/4, Tree Sparrow 14/5, Chaffinch 1/0, Linnet 1/0, Bullfinch 2/1 
15thRinging - Wren 4/1, Robin 5/2, Sedge Warbler 6/2, Reed Warbler 7/3, Lesser Whitethroat 5/3, Whitethroat 28/7, Garden Warbler 7/7, Blackcap 27/16, Chiffchaff 2/1, Willow Warbler10/0, Goldcrest 2/0, Blue Tit 1/2, Great Tit 1/6, Tree Sparrow 18/3, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 0/1
13thRinging - Wren 0/1, Blackbird 0/1, Cetti's Warbler 0/3, Sedge Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 3/2, Lesser Whitethroat 4/0, Whitethroat 4/0, Garden Warbler 1/1, Blackcap 3/1, Chiffchaff 2/0, Willow Warbler 1/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 0/1, Chaffinch 1/0, Goldfinch 6/0, Reed Bunting 1/0
12thCommon Sandpiper 1, Hobby 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Pochard 7, Gadwall 4, Sand Martin 6+, Swallow c15, House Martin 6+, Little Grebe 1, Whitethroats, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Grey Wagtails 2+. Also Brimstone 1, Essex Skipper 4, Small Skipper 2, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock 64, Comma 2, Large White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Banded Demoiselle c20, Emerald Damselfly 3, White-legged Damselfly 2, Blue-tailed Damselfly 3, Common Blue Damselfly c800, Brown Hawker 71, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker 5, Common Darter 16, Ruddy Darter 6
Brown Hawker by M Piper
Essex Skipper by M Piper
Ruddy Darter by Mark Piper
Ruddy Darter by S Nichols
11thGreen Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow c100, House Martin c25
Ringing - GS Woodpecker 1/0, Swallow 17/0, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 2/0, Sedge Warbler 9/3, Reed Warbler 5/9, Lesser Whitethroat 2/1, Whitethroat 12/0, Garden Warbler 2/1, Blackcap 14/3, Chiffchaff 7/0, Willow Warbler 11/0, Goldcrest 7/0, Willow Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 21/4, Great Tit 4/0, Treecreeper 2/0, Reed Bunting 4/1
10thLittle Grebe 2, Gadwall 12, Shoveler 3, Pochard 8, Tufted now with 4 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Sand Martin c20, Grey Wagtail 2, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Treecreeper 2, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 2. Also Painted Lady
Ringing - Wren 1/0, Dunnock 1/1, Robin 3/2, Sedge Warbler 3/1, Reed Warbler 2/0, Lesser Whitethroat 5/0, Whitethroat 17/5, Garden Warbler 0/1, Blackcap 4/2, Chiffchaff 2/0, Willow Warbler 7/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/3, Tree Sparrow 5/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0
8thRinging - Wren 3/0, Robin 5/3, Sedge Warbler 3/3, Reed Warbler 4/3, Lesser Whitethroat 4/1, Whitethroat 18/10, Garden Warbler 3/1, Blackcap 9/5, Chiffchaff 5/4, Willow Warbler 6/1, Goldcrest 3/1, Long-tailed Tit 5/0, Coal Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 2/3, Treecreeper 2/0, Tree Sparrow 16/4, Bullfinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 1/1
7thRinging - GS Woodpecker 1/1, Sand Martin 1/0, Swallow 8/0, Wren 3/0, Robin 1/0, Blackbird 1/0, Sedge Warbler 4/3, Reed Warbler 8/7, Lesser Whitethroat 4/0, Whitethroat 5/1, Garden Warbler 5/2, Blackcap 18/1, Chiffchaff 2/0, Willow Warbler 2/0, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 6/2, Great Tit 4/1, Treecreeper 2/0, Linnet 2/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 4/2
6thRinging - Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 3/1, Dunnock 0/1, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 0/2, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/1, Sedge Warbler 10/2, Reed Warbler 8/2, Lesser Whitethroat 3/0, Whitethroat 3/0, Garden Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 9/6, Chiffchaff 1/2, Willow Warbler 6/0, Goldcrest 3/0, Long-tailed Tit 8/0, Blue Tit 3/2, Great Tit 2/4, Treecreeper 1/0, Chaffinch 3/0, Bullfinch 0/2, Reed Bunting 4/1
5thTufted duck c60, Pochard 1 (late juvenile plumage, Little Grebe 1, Common Tern 1, Coot c150, Hobby 1, Stock Dove 4, Swift, Sand Martin c50, Swallow c15, House Martins, Goldfinch, Linnet 2, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap
2ndRed Kite 1, Gadwall 4, Tufted Duck 40+, Mute Swan 82, Common Tern 1, Goldfinch c20, Bullfinch 2+, Linnet 2, Treecreeper 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 12 including 10 juveniles around dam end, Kingfisher, Cormorant 4. Also Peacock, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper & Large White all numerous, Green veined white c10, Comma 5, Ringlet 1, Large Skipper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Banded Damoiselle 3, Brown Hawker very numerous, Migrant Hawker numerous, Black-tailed Skimmer 2
1stPochard 4, Tufted Duck with 5 well-grown young, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Common Tern 3, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 3, Sand Martin 2, Grey Wagtail 3, Goldcrest, Linnet c12. Also Otter, Common Toad, Brimstone, Peacock 32, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Comma 3, Red Admiral 4, Blue-tailed Damselfly 3, Emperor Dragonfly, Black-tailed Skimmer 2, Brown Hawker 17, Ruddy Darter, Common Darter 7.
Ringing - Stock Dove 2 pulli, Wren 1/1, Robin 5/1, Blackbird 0/2, Song Thrush 1/0,  Cetti's Warbler 0/1, Sedge Warbler 7/6, Reed Warbler 2/3, Lesser Whitethroat 11/2, Whitethroat 19/8, Garden Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 18/14, Chiffchaff 5/0, Willow Warbler 5/1, Blue Tit 1/1, Great Tit 1/1, Tree Sparrow 7/3, Chaffinch 3/1, Bullfinch 3/1, Reed Bunting 4/0

July 2015
25thGreat Crested Grebe 53, Mute Swan 80 + 3 juveniles, Wigeon 4, Gadwall 2, Goosander 8 f/juvs (briefly by dam), Tufted Duck with 6 young, Sparrowhawk, Hobby 2-3, Lapwing 10, Dunlin, Common Tern, Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker 3, Sand Martin c10, Grey Wagtail, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 2. Also Brown Hare 2, Grass Snake, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Comma 3, Peacock 7, Banded Demoiselle c40, Blue-tailed Damselfly 3, Common Blue Damselfly 2000+, Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor Dragonfly 2, Brown Hawker 20, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter 2, Common Darter 4
22ndCommon Sandpiper 1, Lapwing c70, Common Tern 1, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 43, Mute Swan 77 & 2 cygnets, Gadwall 2, Green Woodpecker 3, Grey Wagtail pair & 2 juveniles, Swift, House Martin c25, Sand Martin c15, Hobby, Kingfisher 2, Goldfinch c10
19thBlack-tailed Godwit 1 west to east at 20.50hrs, Redshank 1 on dam, Siskin 1 through east to west, Mute Swan 78 + 6 cygnets, Mallard c150, Tufted Duck 16, Coot 65+, Great Crested Grebe 40, Grey Heron 2, Black-Headed Gull 17, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Stock Dove 2, Starling c80, Buzzard 2, Cormorant 2, Kingfisher, Lapwing c50, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Common Tern 4, Swift c10, House Martin c25, Sand Martin c25, Kestrel. Also Gatekeeper 6+ and Essex Skipper
15thOsprey 14.45hrs (came from East circled res and headed back east) and again from east at 18.15hrs before Drifting north, Hobby, Mute Swan c80, Kingfisher 2, Cormorant 2, Coot c70, Lapwing c60, Common Tern 1, Kestrel 2, Swallow 10, Sand Martin, House Martin, Buzzard 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Black-headed Gull 17, Pochard 2, Green Woodpecker, Chaffinch 5, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Stock Dove 2, Mistle Thrush. Also Gatekeeper, Large White, Small White, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlet and Meadow Brown
14thCommon Tern 2, Kingfisher, Greylag Goose, Sparrowhawk, Mute Swan c70, Canada Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Pochard 2, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Cormorant 2, Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, Skylark, Swift and Common Shrew
10thMute Swan 72 + cygnets, Pochard 2, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 48, Little Egret 2 at the point before flying west over dam, Oystercatcher 2 adult & 1 juvenile, Kingfisher 2, Swift 6, Swallow c10, Grey Wagtail, Linnet 2, Goldfinch c10
9thMute Swan 81, Common Tern 2, Kingfisher 2, Cuckoo 2
8thBlack-tailed Godwit c70 flew along reservoir, briefly settling on dam before flying off
7thHobby 2 hunting very actively, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 1, Water Rail heard, Swallow 4, Swift 20+, House Martin c10, Sand Martin c10, Green Woodpecker 1
5thSnipe 1, Kingfisher 1, Redstart - female ringed, Garden Warbler c20, Goldcrest juvenile 1, Treecreeper 2, Coal Tit 1
4thTufted Duck with 6 ducklings, Mute Swan 70, Common Tern 8, Lapwing 42, Black-headed Gull 8 plus 2 juveniles, Sparrowhawk 1, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Swallow c30, Sand Martin c10, Swift 5, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1 singing, Treecreeper 2. Also Dragonfly: Emperor 2, Black-tailed Skimmer, Four-spotted Chaser, Six-spotted Burnet, Red Admiral 5, Comma 1, several of Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Large, Small & Essex Skippers, Meadow Brown & Ringlet very numerous , Brimte estone 1 and Large White 2

June 2015
30th 
Gadwall 4, Hobby, Lapwing 20, Common Tern 14, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker and Cuckoo. A dragonfly count included Banded Demoiselle c210, White-legged Damselfly 1, Large Red Damselfly 3, Blue-tailed Damselfly 7, Common Blue Damselfly 3000+, Azure Damselfly c40, Red-eyed Damselfly 20+, Hairy Dragonfly 3 males, Brown Hawker 6, Emperor Dragonfly 10, Broad-bodied Chase 1 male, Four-spotted Chaser 3 and Black-tailed Skimmer 14. Also Brown Hare and Brimstone, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Red Admiral and 14 Speckled Wood
Black-tailed Skimmer by M Piper

Four-spotted Chaser by M Piper
                  
Hairy Dragonfly by M Piper
27thMute Swan 65, Canada Goose 20, Greylag Goose c160, Lapwing 6, Red-legged Partridge 1, Common Tern 14, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Jackdaw c150, Swallow 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap, Whitethroat 3+, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 4+, Sedge Warbler, Song Thrush 1, Tree Sparrow, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 6. Also Banded Demoiselle 1, Black-tailed Skimmer 1, Speckled Wood 4, Brimstone 3, Large Skipper 4, Small Skipper 4, Ringlet 30+, Meadow brown c10, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Large White 1 & Painted Lady 1
Black-tailed Skimmer by S Nichols
Painted Lady by S Nichols
26thCommon Tern 8, Kingfisher 1, Swift c30, Garden Warbler & Blackcap
21stPochard 1, Sand Martin c20, House Martin c15, Sparrowhawk, Reed Warbler, Stock Dove 2, Swift c90, Great Crested Grebe 11, Swallow, Kingfisher, Mute Swan 18, Mallard 17, Tufted Duck 10, Starling c60, Cormorant 2, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Common Tern, Tawny Owl
Reed Bunting female by G Burton
20thKingfisher, Reed Warbler, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Common Tern 6, Kestrel, Skylark 2+, Whitethroat, Linnet, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Starling 18, Mistle Thrush, Oystercatcher, Song Thrush
16thCuckoo, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting 4, Oystercatcher, Common Tern
15thOsprey 1 north, Cuckoo 2
14thGreat Crested Grebe 12, Grey Heron 2, Mute Swan 56, Canada Goose 31 + young, Greylag, Gadwall 2, Tufted Duck 9, Oystercatcher 2, Coot 45+, Common Tern 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cuckoo 1, Sparrowhawk female, Red Kite 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 2, Kestrel, Swift c30, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin c30, House Martin c50, Swallow c10, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Garden Warbler 5+, Whitethroat 3, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 2, Starling c150, Treecreeper 2, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 6, Yellowhammer
13thGreat Crested Grebe 11, Grey Heron, Mute Swan 33 + 4 cygnets, Greylag Goose c60, Tufted Duck, Redshank - over east end, Oystercatcher, Common Tern 4, Tawny Owl, Cuckoo, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Swift 4, Sand Martin c15, Swallow, Skylark, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chaffinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Starling c100
12thOystercatcher 2, Cuckoo 2
11thGreylag Goose 131, Canada Goose 25, Tufted Duck c10, Mute Swan 48, Oystercatcher 2, Stock Dove 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Cuckoo 1 singing, Kingfisher 1, Starling c100 roosting in Willows, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Bullfinch 2, Goldfinch. Also Munjac 1, Brown Hare 2, Hornet 1 & Red-headed Cardinal Beetle
Pyrochroa serraticornis - Red-headed Cardinal Beetle
by S Nichols
10thGreat Crested Grebe 9, Canada Goose 18, Greylag Goose c50, Mute Swan 18, Gadwall 2, Buzzard 1, Hobby, Oystercatcher 1, Common Tern 3, Cuckoo male, Kingfisher, Swift c100, Grey Wagtail
9thRed Kite
8thLittle Grebe, Oystercatcher, Cuckoo male & female, Goldcrest. Also Southern Hawker 1 and Hairy Dragonfly female
Hairy Dragonfly female by AG Homer
7thGreat Crested Grebe 9, Grey Heron 1, Gadwall 4, Mallard + 3 ducklings, Mute Swan 51+ and two with 4 well grown cygnets each, Greylag Goose c60, Canada Goose 2, Buzzard 2, Oystercatcher 2, Cormorant 1, Common Tern 5, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Kingfisher 1, Swift c25, Cetti's Warbler singing, Jay 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Cuckoo male & female, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit families, Bullfinch pair, Linnet pair. Also Brimestone 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood c10, Large Skipper 1, Common Blue 1, Orange Tip c5, Green-veined White 2, Banded Demoiselle 3, Large Red Damselfly 8+, Blue-tailed Damselfly 3, Azure Damselfly 6+, Common Blue Damselfly 200+, Red-eyed Damselfly c25, Hairy Dragonfly 1 male, Broad-bodied Chaser 1 female, Hornet 1
Banded Demoiselle by S Nichols
6thMute Swan 60, Garganey male, Common Tern 10, Peregrine 1, Green Woodpecker
5thCommon Tern 5, Oystercatcher (heard)
4thGarganey pair, Common Tern 7, Oystercatcher 2, Hobby 1
3rdGarganey 1 male, Dunlin 1 (dam), Greylag Goose 55+ 3 large goslings, Gadwall 1m, Cormorant 2, Coot 84+, Mute Swan 31+, Sparrowhawk 1, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Garden Warbler 3, Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler 1, Tawny Owl , Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cuckoo 1 singing, Linnet pair, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch

May 2015
30thGrey Heron 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 4, Barn Owl 1, Cuckoo m & f, Yellow Wagtail 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Cetti's Warbler singing. Also Otter 1, Muntjac 2, Hare 2, Fox 1, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Green-veined White 1 and Emerald Damselflies
28thGreyLag Goose 5 + 2 goslings, Canada Goose 3, Common Tern 2, Cormorant 2, Cuckoo 2, Stock Dove 3, House Martin c40, Sand Martin c20, Swift c50, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Treecreeper 1, Garden Warbler 4+, Whitethroat 3, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 2, Bullfinch 1m. Also Fox cub, Hare 2 & Rabbit
27thMute Swan 38+, Greylag Goose 18 + 4 goslings, Common Tern 5, Cuckoo 1 male, Mistle Thrush singing, Song Thrush singing
25thGreyLag Goose 22 + 7 goslings, Mute Swan 35 - one with 4 cygnets, Gadwall 1m, Mallard - female with 10 ducklings, Cormorant 1, Grey Heron 1, Common Tern 2, Lapwing 2, Kestrel 1, Cuckoo male singing, Song Thrush 4 singing, Cetti's Warbler 1, Whitethroat 5 singing, Swift c40, House Martin c50, Sand Martin c20, Swallow 2+, Treecreeper 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit families x2
23rdCuckoo 2m & 1f - female trapped and ringed, Sparrowhawk 1, Cetti's Warbler singing, Buzzard 1, Gey Heron 1, Swift c50, House Martin c80. Also Emerald Damselflies in good numbers
21stGarganey pair on main water, Common Tern 2, Cuckoo 2
Garganey by C Hubbard
19thNo waders on the dam this morning. Garganey pair still present and Common Tern 2
18thTemminck's Stint, Sanderling and Dunlin on the dam this evening. Also Garganey pair - male displaying, Canada Goose + 2 goslings, Swift c40, House Martin c200, Sand Martin c200, Swallow c100, Cuckoo female
Garganey by S Nichols
17thGarganey pair on settling pond, Gadwall 2, Oystercatcher, Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Lapwing, Skylark, Cuckoo, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting 2, Swallow c50, Sand Martin c90, House Martin 5, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Common Tern, Rook, Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl
Garganey by G Burton
16thCuckoo 2, Swift c50, House Martin c50, Stock Dove 2, Kestrel 1, Garden Warbler 2, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing
13thCommon Tern 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing 5 on rape field, Gadwall 2m, Cormorant 1, Coot 53+, Cuckoo m & f, Barn Owl hunting, Cetti's Warbler 2 males singing. Also Brown Hare 2
Brown Hare by S Nichols
11thCommon Sandpiper 3, Grey Heron 1, Common Tern 2, Wigeon 1f, Great Crested Grebe 26, Tufted Duck 17, Cuckoo calling, Cettis Warbler singing, Several Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, single Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, Swift 5, Sand Martin c30, Swallow 2, Yellowhammer. Also Muntjac and Damselfly spp
Muntjac by S Nichols
10thGrey Heron, Greylag Goose 4, Gadwall 4, Mallard 5, Tufted Duck 6, Common Tern, Cuckoo, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk 1f, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, Swift 12, Skylark 3 singing, Swallow c30, Sand Martin c30, House Martin c20, Blackcap 2, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler, Goldfinch & Bullfinch
9thGrey Heron 1, Common Tern 3+, Oystercatcher 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Cuckoo 1m, Swift c100. Also Muntjac 1, Brown Hare 2, Smooth Newt & Common Toad
7thMute Swan 34, Gadwall 2m, Wigeon 1f, Oystercatcher, Hobby, Kingfisher 1, Grey Heron 1, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Cuckoo 2 (m & f), Sand Martin c100, House Martin c20 & Swallow c20
4thCommon Whitethroat 3, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap 4, Common Tern 4, Chiffchaff, Mallard 5, Gadwall 2m & 2f, Tufted Duck 26, Greylag Goose 5, Jay 2, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Mistle Thrush, Swallow, Swift - steady flow of birds E to W, Canada Goose 4, Stock Dove, Sand Martin 5, House Martin 2, Goldfinch 2, Buzzard 3, Long-tailed Tit 2, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Red-legged Partridge 2, Common Sandpiper. Also Orange Tip & Green-veined White
3rdGrey Heron, Mute Swan 7, Greylag 7, Common Sandpiper 2, Gadwall 3m & 1f, Wigeon 1f, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Common Tern 2, House Martin, Sand Martin c80, Swallow 1, Garden Warbler 6+ singing, Whitethroat 4+, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler, Reed warblers main reed bed, Chiffchaffs & Willow Warblers several, Mistle Thrush - adult and a fledgling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher 1, Goldfinch 4, Linnet 4+, Bullfinch. Also Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 5, Peacock 6, Orange Tip 5 & Speckled Wood 1
Speckled Wood by S Nichols
2ndWigeon, Gadwall 4, Common Sandpiper 3, Buzzard 1, Common Tern 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow c50, Sand Martin c50, House Martin c150, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler - male singing, Sedge Warbler 11, Reed Warbler 9, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat 10+, Garden Warbler 5+, Blackcap 15, Chiffchaff 7, Willow Warbler 3, Treecreeper 2, Jay, Linnet 2. Also Muntjac 2, Common Toad
1stMarsh Harrier 1 male east 1850hrs (Welford bank). Also Common Sandpiper

April 2015
30thWigeon 1f, Gadwall pair, Mallard - first brood of 4 seen, Little Ringed Plover 2 on dam, Artic Tern - probable flew high westward, Sand Martin c100, House Martin c30, Swallow c30, Kestrel 1, Garden Warbler 4 singing, Cetti's Warbler singing, Tree Sparrow 15+
29thCommon Sandpiper
27thPochard 1 male, Oystercatcher 2 south, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper 4, Swallow c150, Cettis Warbler 1 singing 2000hrs. Also Brown Hare 3, Muntjac
26thGreat Crested Grebe 5, Mute Swan 18, Canada Goose 3, Greylag Goose 1, Gadwall 8, Mallard 5, Tufted Duck 25, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Common Tern 2, Stock Dove 2, Buzzard, Swift 1 - 08:50hrs over Welford bank, Blackcap 5, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler 5, Sedge Warbler 4, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff 3, Reed Warbler 3, Reed Bunting 4
25thGreat Crested Grebe 7, Mute Swan 7, Greylag Goose 2, Wigeon, Gadwall 6, Pochard 1 male, Mallard 3m, Tufted Duck 26, Coot 9, Peregrine - chasing racing pigeons, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel, Hobby 1 west 1350hrs, Tawny Owl, Stock Dove, Little Ringed Plover, Common Tern 3, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swallow 15, Sand Martin c80, House Martin c.50, Skylark, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler 2 trapped, Sedge Warbler 5, Reed Warbler 7+, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Whitethroat 4, Garden Warbler, Blackcap 9, Chiffchaff 8, Willow Warbler 10+, Mistle Thrush, Linnet 2, Bullfinch. Also Muntjac 2, Common Toad, Field Vole, Green-veined White 18, Orange Tip 8, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood and Small White 2


Cetti's Warbler by AG Homer
Common Toad by AG Homer
24thGarden Warbler 1 singing, Whitethroat 2, Cetti's Warbler 2 singing, Goldcrest singing, Shoveler pair, Pochard 2m, Gadwall 10, Wigeon 1f, Little Ringed Plover 1
22ndGoldeneye 1m, Wigeon 1f, Gadwall 4, Teal 2, Common Term 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Swallow 2+, Sand Martin 6 and Cuckoo 1m
Cuckoo by S Nichols
Common Terns by S Nichols
19thGrey Heron 1, Mute Swan 6, Canada Goose 6, Greylag 1, Mallard 5, Wigeon 1f, Goldeneye 3m & 4f, Gadwall 1m, Pochard 1m, Tufted Duck 3, Coot 16, Common Sandpiper 1, Kestrel 1, Stock dove 2, Pheasant 5l, Swallow c100, House Martin c150, Sand Martin c200, Grey Wagtail pair, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 2, Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrow 20+, Reed Bunting 3. Also Muntjac
18thGreat Crested Grebe 8, Mute Swan 11, Wigeon, Gadwall 6, Shoveler 1m, Pochard 1m, Goldeneye 2, Tufted Duck 15, Coot 12, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 3, Kestrel, Common Sandpiper 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin c40, Swallow, White Wagtail, Sedge Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 2, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 7, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 3, Goldcrest 1 singing, Jay 2, Linnet 6, Bullfinch. Also Fox, Hare, Green-veined White 12, Orange Tip 8, Peacock 33, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Comma
15thGrey Heron 2, Great Created Grebe 24, Wigeon 1f, Goldeneye 2m,1f, Greylag 7, Willow Warbler 4, Coot 11, Moorhen 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Chiffchaff 4, Mute Swan 31, Mallard 5, Tufted Duck 24, Sand Martin c80, Swallow 2, Skylark 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Pochard 1, Kingfisher 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk displaying, Lapwing 1, Jackdaw 77, Gadwall 2m, Tawny Owl, Sedge Warbler 3, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap 4, Linnet 2+, Tree Sparrow 20+. Also Common Toad, Common Pipistrelle, Noctule & Daubenton's Bat, Brimstone 2, several Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip 2+ & Comma 1
12thGreat Crested Grebe 7, Grey Heron, Mute Swan 25, Canada Goose 2, Greylag Goose 3, Gadwall 2, Shoveler 2m,2f, Tufted Duck 13, Stock Dove 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Oystercatcher 2, Coot 10, Skylark 2, Wren 4, Chiffchaff, Sand Martin 5, Swallow 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 2, Sedge Warbler 1
11thGrey Heron, Great Crested Grebe 6, Mute Swan 35, Wigeon, Gadwall 4, Shoveler 1 male, Goldeneye 5, Coot 13, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Barn owl, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Sand Martin c.180 (passage north/ west), Swallow 5+, Yellow Wagtail 1 north, Grey Wagtail 2, Mistle Thrush 2, Blackcap 5, Chiffchaff 12, Willow Warbler 3, Jackdaw c240, Tree Sparrow c.60, Linnet 9, Bullfinch 2. Also Field Vole, Common Shrew, Common Pipistrelle Bat, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell
10thGreen Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Blackcap
9thWigeon 2 (m, f), Teal 4, Shoveler 3, Goldeneye 19 (11f, 8m), Gadwall 5, Mallard 10, Oystercatcher pair, Song Thrush 1, Swallow, Tree Sparrow 15+, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Treecreeper 1, Grey Heron 1, Barn Owl 1. Also Brimstone, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock
8thGrey Heron, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe 8, Coot 13, Tufted Duck 14, Canada Goose 4, Greylag Goose 4, Mute Swan c30, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Wren 3, Linnet 12, Reed Bunting, Pheasant, Red-legged Partridge, Sand Martin 11, Swallow 1, Tawny owl. Also 3 bats, probable pipistrelle
6thMute Swan 50, Wigeon 1 female, Teal 4, Greylag Goose 5, Gadwall 1, Goldeneye 8, Tufted Duck 14, Water Rail 2, Moorhen 2, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 2, Swallow 1, Long-tailed Tit 4, Treecreeper, Tree Sparrow 20+, Meadow Pipit 2+, Bullfinch 2+, Linnet 20, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Chiffchaff 5, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 2 & Bullfinch 2. Also Peacock 12, Comma 2, Orange Tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2+
Peacock by S Nichols
Orange Tip by S Nichols
Dark-edged Bee-fly by S Nichols
5thGrey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Mute Swan 22, Goldeneye 2, Oystercatcher 2, Tawny Owl 2, Kingfisher 1, Chiffchaff 2
4thGrey Heron 1, Littel Egret, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 10+, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pochard male, Goldeneye 11, Buzzard 2, Peregrine, Kestrel 1, Stock Dove, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Red-legged Partridge 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker 1, Tawny Owl 2, Sand Martin 7, Swallow 4, Meadow Pipit 22 NE, Fieldfare 22, Pied Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 8, Treecreeper, Raven, Tree Sparrow c30, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting 16+ . Also Muntjac 2
3rdGoldeneye 6, Wigeon 1, Teal 4, Gadwall 4, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit 25+, Chiffchaff 5, Bullfinch 3, Linnet 1, Goldfinch 2, Tree Sparrow c40. Also Muntjac 1
1stGrey Heron, Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Barn Owl, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark & Chiffchaff

March 2015
29thGrey Heron, Mute Swan 42, Gadwall 4, Pochard 1, Goldeneye 7, Greylag Goose 4, Tufted Duck 90, Red-legged Partridge 2, Buzzard, Moorhen 4+, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Swallow 1, Sand Martin 5, Long-tailed Tit 4+, Treecreeper 1, Chiffchaff 3, Tree Sparrow c30, Linnet c30, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 1, Meadow Pipit 2+, Bullfinch pair, Goldfinch 1
Treecreeper by S Nichols
28thGrey Heron, Goldeneye, Pochard, Sand Martin & Chiffchaff
27thWigeon, Gadwall 7, Teal 2, Pochard 5, Goldeneye 12, Goosander 2, Buzzard 6, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Meadow Pipit 1 north, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Mistle Thrush 2, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Chiffchaff 8 singing, Treecreeper, Jay 2, Linnet 7, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 12+. Also Muntjac 2
25thGrey Heron, Little Grebe, Goosander, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Chiffchaff
22ndGoosander pair, Gadwall 4, Goldeneye c15, Wigeon 1, Pochard c15, Red-crested Pochard male, Oystercatcher 2, Kestrel female, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming, White Wagtail 1, Treecreeper 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 6+, Water Rail, Tree Sparrow c25, Bullfinch pair, Yellowhammer. Also Comma butterfly 2
Comma by S Nichols
Red-crested Pochard by S Nichols
21stLittle Grebe, Gadwall 4, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Pochard 16, Goldeneye 16, Goosander 2, Tawny Owl 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Oystercatcher 2, Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad., Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Fieldfare c150, Mistle Thrush 2, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff 7, Goldcrest 2 singing, Treecreeper 2, Raven, Tree Sparrow c25, Bullfinch. Also Grey Squirrel 4, Brown Hare 2 & Muntjac 1
20thGoosander pair, Teal 19, Goldeneye c15, Gadwall 2 pair, Wigeon 13, Oystercatcher pair on dam, Mistle thrush pair on dam, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Treecreeper 1, Bullfinch pair, Chiffchaff 2, Tree Sparrow c15, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush 3
18thRed-crested Pochard 1 male, Goosander 1 pair, Goldeneye 17, Wigeon 2, Gadwall 4, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel 1 female, Redwing 2, Fieldfare 1, Goldcrest, Bullfinch pair
16thGoosander 2, Goldeneye 10+ and at least 4 singing Chiffchaff
15thGoosander 2 (m, f), Goldeneye 9, Wigeon 25, Pochard c40, Tufted Duck c60, Mute Swan 41, Gadwall 2, Teal 4, Green Woodpecker 1, Kingfisher 2, Tree Sparrow c20, Grey Heron 1
14thWigeon c.100, Gadwall 9, Teal 2, Pintail 1 male, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Pochard 33, Goldeneye 19, Buzzard 2, Lapwing, Snipe, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare 8, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff 2, Treecreeper 2, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 3. Also Muntjac
8thMute Swan 30, Wigeon 1, Teal 8, Red-crested Pochard 1, Tufted Duck c40, Goosander 1f, Greylag Goose 4, Gadwall c10, Pochard c30, Goldeneye 10, Green Sandpiper 1 (inlet pool), Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Treecreeper 1, Starling c15, Song Thrush 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Tree Sparrow c15, Bullfinch 6
7thWigeon 1, Gadwall 13, Teal 7, Red-crested Pochard 1 male, Pochard 42, Goldeneye 17, Goosander 5, Buzzard 6, Kestrel, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 3, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat 1 male, Fieldfare c300, Redwing 20, Cettis Warbler 1 singing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Treecreeper 2, Linnet c30, Bullfinch 3. Also Muntjac
1stMute Swan c20, Canada Goose 4, Greylag Goose c20, Wigeon c150, Teal 9, Red-crested Pochard 1m, Goosander 10, Gadwall 13, Pochard, Goldeneye 5, Red-legged Partridge 2, Grey Heron 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Stock Dove 1, Kingfisher 3, Wren 3, Song Thrush 1, Tree Sparrow c20, Marsh Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 14+, Starling c200 (inlet pasture/trees with thrushes), Fieldfare c100, Redwing c20, Linnet 16, Bullfinch 2

February 2015
28thWigeon 24, Gadwall 17, Pochard 35, Goldeneye 10, Goosander 5, Buzzard 4, Kestrel, Lapwing c25, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad, Lesser Black-backed Gull c60, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Herring Gull c12, Kingfisher 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare c400, Redwing c20, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Jay 2, Bullfinch. Also Muntjac
25that the eastern end - Goosanders ( 2m and 2f), Goldeneye and Kingfisher
21stWigeon 3, Gadwall 34, Teal 10, Pochard 90, Goldeneye 8, Goosander 5, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard c12, Kestrel 3, Water Rail, Lapwing c100 NE, Kingfisher 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c40, Goldcrest, Willow Tit, Treecreeper, Raven 1 NE, Tree Sparrow c60, Chaffinch c75, Linnet c30, Bullfinch 3, Reed Bunting c10. Also Hare 5 and Muntjac 2
15thGoldeneye 16, Goosander 8, Wigeon c150, Red-crested Pochard 2f, Teal 5, Merlin, male hunting arable fields, Buzzard 2, Lapwing c50, Green Woodpecker 1, Treecreeper 2, Goldcrest 2+, Long Tailed Tit, 6+ Reed Bunting c10, Linnet 9, Bullfinch, Tree Sparrow c20
14thGadwall 90, Teal 18, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Pochard 107, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 7, Buzzard 5, Kestrel, Water Rail, Lapwing c180 (NE movement with six separate flocks in 3 hours), Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 3, Treecreeper, Jay 2, Bullfinch 3. Also Hare and Muntjac
8thRed crested pochard 2 females, Goldeneye 8, Wigeon c20, Kingfisher 1, Song thrush 4, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 3, Tree sparrow 20
7thGadwall 96, Teal 12, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Pochard 119, Goldeneye 13, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, Golden Plover 5, Lapwing c20, Snipe 2, Great Black-backed Gull 30, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher, Fieldfare c30, Coal Tit, Jay, Chaffinch c50 (single flock), Linnet c40, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 17 (single flock) and Hare.
1stRed-crested Pochard 2 females, Goldeneye 5, Gadwall 30+, Water Rail 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1, Redwing 2, Linnet 1

January 2015
25th3 Pink-Footed Geese (came in with c180 Greylags), Canada Geese c120, Red-crested Pochard (2f), Teal c20, Goosander (1f), Mute Swan 37, Goldeneye 5, Raven 2 over South, Fieldfare c50, Redwing c10, Reed Bunting 5, Bullfinch 6, Linnet 2, Chaffinch 10+, Treecreeper, Stock Dove 2, Grey Wagtail
24thPink-footed Goose 3 (later flew west back towards Stanford Hall), Wigeon 163, Gadwall 59, Teal 1, Red-crested Pochard 1 female, Pochard 104, Goldeneye 9, Goosander 4, Buzzard 6, Golden Plover c30, Lapwing c220, Caspian Gull 1 adult, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher 3, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare c50, Redwing c10, Goldcrest, Linnet c60, Bullfinch 7, Reed Bunting c10
18thGoosander 6, Goldeneye 6, Teal 13, Wigeon c150, Red crested pochard 2 f, Kingfisher, Goldcrest 2
17thLittle Grebe, Gadwall 71, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 7, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 2, Red-legged Partridge 16, Golden Plover 19, Lapwing c.150, Snipe 2, Caspian Gull 1 ad., Gt. Black-backed Gull 15, Woodpigeon c.1000 (massive single flock), Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Cettis Warbler (showing well in willows along Keepers Lodge Bay), Goldcrest, Linnet, Bullfinch 3
11thGrey Heron 1, Mediterranean Gull 1w - in roost, Moorhen 5+, Marsh tit, Treecreeper, Merlin 1, Kestrel, Buzzard 2, Red-crested Pochard 2f, Goldeneye 5, Goosander 6, Kingfisher 1, Reed Buntings, Redwing 5, Fieldfare 1, Tree Sparrow 75+
10thWigeon 55, Gadwall 50, Teal 4, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Pochard 89, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 1, Kestrel 2, Caspian Gull 1 ad, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Willow Tit, Jay, Linnet, Bullfinch 6
4thWater Rail 1
1stLittle Egret 1, Shelduck 1, Wigeon 81, Gadwall 80, Teal 15, Pintail 1 male, Red-crested Pochard 2 females, Pochard 126, Goldeneye 10, Goosander 12, Lapwing c50, Green Sandpiper 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Kingfisher 4, Green Woodpecker 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Tit 1, Bullfinch 6

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