2013

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

December
29thCaspian Gull adult in the roost with c110 Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gull 180, Lesser Black-backed Gull c40, Wigeon 157, Shoveler 24, Goosander 6, Water Rail 1
28thSmew 1 redhead off large reedbed Leics bank and later in Blowers Lodge Bay (1330hrs), Wigeon 24, Gadwall 10, Teal 7, Shoveler 31, Pochard 111, Goldeneye 20, Goosander 10, Water Rail 1, Tawny Owl 1 (calling), Great Black-backed Gull 19, Kingfisher 3, Grey Wagtail 1
27thGreat Crested Grebe 10, Gadwall 17, Wigeon 150, Teal 15, Shoveler 15, Goosander 9, Goldeneye 4, Grey Heron 1, Yellow-legged Gull 2 (in roost), Sparrowhawk 1, Fieldfare 10, Redwing 10, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker 1, Bullfinch 4+, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Goldcrest, Brown Hare 2
24thShag 1st winter in Keepers Lodge Bay, flew west at 10:50 hrs, Shoveler 29, Gadwall 8, Pochard 248, Goldeneye 25, Goosander 6, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Redwing ca200, Fieldfare ca300, Jay 2, Bullfinch 12+
21stBittern seen flying into reedbed on Leics side at 11:30am, Little Egret 1 in Keepers Lodge Bay, Shoveler 37, Goldeneye 26, Goosander 6, Adult Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel
17thSparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Redwing c200, Fieldfare c50, Brambling 1, Lesser Redpoll 1
14thWoodcock 1, Sparrowhawk 3, Chiffchaff (trapped and ringed), Redwing c500, Fieldfare c250
8thMute Swan 7, Greylag Goose c180, Wigeon c100, Mallard c80, Pochard, Goldeneye 20+, Gadwall 9, Shoveler 13, Goosander 4, Cormorant 4, Great Crested Grebe 6, Little Grebe 1, Buzzard, Kestrel 1, Coot c450, Water Rail 2+ (maybe 4, 2 near feeder, 2 in main reed bed), Woodcock 1, Lapwing 15, Kingfisher 1, Goldcrest 2, Treecreeper 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Starling 1000 at roost, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Blackbird 31, Fieldfare c500, Redwing 50, Coal Tit 3, Nuthatch 1, Brambling 2, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 1, Bullfinch 4, Reed Bunting 1
7thFieldfare c150, Redwing c150, Yellowhammer 8
4thWoodcock 1, Peregrine 2, Fieldfare c400, Redwing c150, Redpoll 2, Yellowhammer 20+
3rdPintail 11, Water Rail 1, Peregrine 1
1stGadwall 7, Shoveler 4, Goosander 18 (10 male/8 redhead), Cormorant 6, Peregrine, Tree Sparrow 10+, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, Goldeneye 6+, Grey Heron 2, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 20, Starling c.6000 (roost), Fieldfare 50, Redwing 20, Brambling 2

November
30thBlack-necked Grebe (Northants bank between the hide and Keepers Lodge Bay), Little Grebe 2, Little Egret east over the dam at 1245hrs, Wigeon 99, Gadwall 17, Pintail 1 male, Shoveler 1, pair of Red-crested Pochard, Pochard 98, Goldeneye 25, Goosander 1 male, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Great spotted Woodpecker 1, Water Rail 1, Golden Plover 1, Woodcock 1, Snipe 3, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Redwing c50, Fieldfare c300, Muntjac 2, Brown Hare 1.
26thWoodcock 3, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Tawny Owl 2, Jay 2, Siskin 1, Redpoll 2, Brambling 1
25thWoodcock 2, Buzzard 5, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Raven, Linnet 4, Redpoll 5, Brambling
24thGadwall 3, Red-crested Pochard 2 (m, f), Goosander (m), Teal 23, Shoveler 3, Goldeneye 11+, Grey Heron 3, Black-necked Grebe, Woodcock, Cormorant 7, Sparrowhawk (seen several times, also trying for starlings at roost), Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Starling c.6000 at roost, Fieldfare 2, Redwing 10, Brambling 2, Tree Sparrow 6, Bullfinch 2
Plus Muntjac, Hare 2
23rdGrey Heron, Woodcock 3, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Jay 2, Raven, Blackcap (female), Brambling 1, Redpoll 1.
Also A pure white Squirrel was seen on the railtrack.
19thBrambling 2
17thFemale Red-breasted Merganser reported from the hide in the morning.
16thMute Swan, Goldeneye 9, Cormorant 7, Long-tailed Tit 18+, Starling 3000 at roost, Bullfinch 5, Shelduck 1f, Teal 2, Shoveler 6+, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Lapwing 25, Reed Bunting, Goldcrest 2, Goosander 3, Woodcock 3, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare 500+, Redwing 200+, Redpoll 7 and 1 Chiffchaff (trapped and ringed)
12thBlack-necked Grebe, 6+ Goldeneye, 2 Goosander
11thBlack-necked Grebe, Red-crested Pochard, c10 Goldeneye, Merlin, Peregrine
9thOsprey, c500 Redwing, c500 Fieldfare, c200 Starling, 3 Blackcap, 1 Raven, 2 Redpoll, Brambling (1st year male trapped and ringed)
7thMediterranean Gull (adult - winter) in roost this evening, Peregrine
2ndCaspian Gull (adult) associating with Lesser Black-backed Gulls off the hide 1215hrs, Black-necked Grebe (staying close to Northants shore between hide and Keepers Lodge Bay - best viewed from Leics bank), Little Grebe, Barnacle Goose (associating with Canadas), 66 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 42 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye, Sparrowhawk, 5 Golden Plover, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 55 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 5 Jay, 6 Redpoll
Plus Aythya hybrid resembling a large oversized female Pochard still present.
Also Brown Hare.

October
31st75+ Golden Plover, 2 Blackcap
30thOsprey
29thCommon Redpoll (trapped and ringed), 9 Crossbill
28thOsprey, Little Egret
27thOsprey still present (AM), Gadwall 6+, Goldeneye 2, Wigeon 60+, Teal 15, Red-crested Pochard 2 (m+f), Cormorant 50, Great Crested Grebe 20+, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, Linnet 20, Buzzard 2, Peregrine - chasing the Starlings as they came in to roost, Yellow-legged Gull 2, (possible Mediterranean Gull briefly), Starling 600+ to reed bed roost, Redwing 5
26thFemale Crossbill calling in flight low SW 0942hrs. Little Grebe, Barnacle Goose (associating with Canadas), 104 Wigeon, 22 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 35 Shoveler, 2 male Red-crested Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, Osprey, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, Chiffchaff, c.500 Starling sw (frequent low flying flocks moving through the res), 4 Redpoll sw, 1 Siskin sw.
Plus Aythya hybrid resembling a large oversized female Pochard.
Red Admiral.
19thRock Pipit on the dam 1230hrs (no sign at 1400hrs).
Also Little Grebe, 25 Wigeon, 26 Gadwall, 16 Shoveler, male Red-crested Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, Osprey, 4 Kestrel, c.100 Golden Plover, c.80 Lapwing, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, 40 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Raven, c.200 Starling (small but steady movement).
Small White, Red Admiral, 7 Migrant Hawker
18thBlack-necked Grebe
17thOsprey, still
16thOsprey, still
15thStill late afternoon at least, Little Gull (1st winter), Osprey (favouring dead trees in reed bed on Leicestershire side but mobile)
14thStill, Little Gull (1st winter), Osprey present until 6pm at least. Also a late Swallow over the inflow end at 5pm, 30 Lapwing and a Golden Plover over
13thLittle Gull (1st winter), Osprey
12th3 Little Grebe, 44 Cormorant, Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Teal, 5 Shoveler, 1 eclipse male Red-crested Pochard, 116 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, c.100 Lapwing, Curlew east 1100hrs, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, 2 Jay, Brambling, 13 Siskin southwest.
Also 6 Migrant Hawker
9th3 Fieldfare
8thBrambling (ringed today)
6thGoldeneye (looks like female), Raven
Also Comma 2+, Speckled Wood
5th Winter plumaged Black-necked Grebe at mouth of Blowers Lodge Bay, 3 Little Grebe, large count of 52 Cormorants, 133 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, Teal, 35 Shoveler, eclipse male Red-crested Pochard, 91 Pochard, Goldeneye (fem/imm), 2 Sparrowhawk, 12+ Buzzards (inc tight group of 6 soaring east), 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, c.10 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, Raven, Redpoll, Brambling
Also 3 Small White, Red Admiral, 6 Migrant Hawker.

September
28thFirst Redwing of year ringed today, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Little Grebe, 38 Cormorant, 40 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 101 Shoveler, 98 Pochard, 1 eclipse male Red-crested Pochard, 1 fem/imm Goldeneye, Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, Kingfisher, Sand Martin, c.30 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Jay
Also 2 Brimstone, 2 Comma, Red Admiral, Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, c.15 Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Hornet
Hare
21stMute Swan 20, Wigeon 34, Teal 2, Shoveler 55, Greylag Goose 106+, Gadwall 6, Mallard 100, Pochard 50, Cormorant 19, Great Crested Grebe 23+, Kestrel, Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk , 6 Buzzard , Raven, 5 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, Swallow 20, House Martin 20, Kingfisher 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 20+, Blackcap 20+, Meadow Pipit 40+, Grey Wagtail 2, Linnet, Reed Bunting
Speckled Wood, Comma 2.
19thMerlin (chasing Skylark)
17thHobby, 4 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch
14thLittle Grebe 2, Gadwall 2, Pochard 31, Teal 3, Shoveler 16, Goldeneye (fem/imm), Cormorant 17, Grey Heron 2, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover west 1000hrs, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Stock Dove 2,  Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow 30, Sand Martin 2, c.300 House Martin, c.25 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail 2, Chiffchaff 10+, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 3, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Willow Tit, Linnet 25, Goldfinch 40, Reed Bunting 3
Speckled Wood 10+, Comma
Hare
Comma - 14/09/13 - S.Nichols
12th4 Snipe, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipits
8thGreylag 305, Canada 65, Pochard 14, Tufted duck c200, Gadwall 4, Wigeon 22, Shoveler 15, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Raven (1 over N), Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail 2, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff 10+
Speckled Wood 50, Hare (1 leveret)
7thLittle Grebe, Wigeon 7, Gadwall 3, Teal 4, Shoveler 11, Pochard 15, Goldeneye (fem/imm.), Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 5 (family party of 4), Hobby, Lapwing 5, Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin 10+, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail 3, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Linnet c.30.
Clouded Yellow 2 (set aside by Old Covert), Common Blue, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood 15, Silver Y Moth.
Common Blue Damselfly c.30, Brown Hawker 4, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker c.20, Common Darter
Brown Hare.

August
31stLittle Grebe, Mute Swan 61, Pochard 15, Gadwall 3, Grey Heron 2, Cormorant 17, 4 Teal, 9 Shoveler, Goldeneye (fem/imm), Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Buzzard 2, Green Woodpecker, Carrion Crow, Jay, 8 Sand Martin, 3 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail,2 Nuthatch (1 willow by overflow, 1 Old Covert), 2 Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet 10, Greenfinch 5, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting 2+Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Song Thrush, Tree Sparrow 3
2 Clouded Yellow (set aside by Old Covert), Speckled wood 15+, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell 17, Common Blue, Red Admiral, 4 Brown Hawker, 4 Southern Hawker, 4 Migrant Hawker
27th7 Ringed Plover over the dam at 08.55, Common Sandpiper
24thTree Pipit flew low east calling 0905hrs, Mute Swan 62, Red-crested Pochard 4 (m, f + 2 juvs), Teal 6, Pintail 1 (eclipse male or juv), Wigeon, Shoveler, Pochard 15, Cormorant 7, Moorhen 4, Lapwing 50, Common Tern 2, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler, Whitethroats, Goldfinch, Bullfinch 2, Grey Heron 4, Buzzard, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove (2 at feed station), Jay, Swallow, House Martin, Long-tailed Tit, Starling 12, Greenfinch 2, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 5, Grey Wagtail 3, Kingfisher.
Painted Lady, Speckled Wood 2, Migrant Hawker, Grass snake (c.20 cm long)
Collared Dove at the feeders - 24/08/13 - S.Nichols
22nd2 Curlew west 1445hrs, 2 Teal, 13 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, ca.60 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail.
2 Clouded Yellow, 6 Painted Lady, 8 Small T'shell, 15 Common Blue, Gatekeeper, 5 Brown Hawker,
Hare.
21st140+ Lapwing on the dam, 3 Common Tern
20thOsprey, 2 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk
Clouded Yellow
18thMute Swan 58, Canada Goose 85, Mallard 80, Tufted Duck 210, Great Crested Grebe 18, Greylag Goose 258, Gadwall 2, Pochard 6, Cormorant 7, Buzzard, Coot 66, Common Tern 10 ( 4 ad, 6 juv), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 10+, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Linnet, Bullfinch 4
Brown Hawker
Brown Hawker - 18/08/13 - S.Nichols
15thGoldeneye female (feeder stream end), 2 Teal, 14 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, c.60 Lapwing, Grey Wagtail,
Plenty of migrant insects with 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies on clover in field just north of Keeper's House (one seen to head north at great speed!), 7 Painted Lady, 30+ Silver Y moths. Plus Small Tortoiseshell, 20+ Peacock, 2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 3 Brimstone, 5 Brown Hawker.
Hare.
10thWood Sandpiper - flying east calling at 1050hrs, 207 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Raven.
Purple Hairstreak along the old railtrack, 2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, Comma, Red Admiral, c.30 Peacock, 5 Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker.
4th195 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, Hobby north 1100hrs, 10 Common Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail.
3rdPeregrine west 0840hrs, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull 2, Grey Wagtail 4, Kingfisher 3, Raven, Mute Swan 56, Mallard 95, Tufted Duck 150, Gadwall, Pochard 11, Cormorant 5, Little Grebe (juv), Coot 55, Common Sandpiper, Grey Heron 2, Great Crested Grebe 16 (including 1 juv), Lapwing 20+, Common Tern 8 plus for chicks on raft, Swallow, Song Thrush 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Goldfinch 6, Bullfinch 4+, Stock Dove 5, Green Woodpecker, Carrion Crow 34
Comma
1stOsprey

July
27thOystercatcher, Dunlin (on the dam), 10 Common Tern (inc. 2 juvs being fed), 5 Grey Wagtail (family party)
2 Red Admiral, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 40+ Peacock, 2 Emerald Damselfly, Four-spotted Chaser, c.20 Brown Hawker.
21stMute Swan 54, Canada Goose 17, Greylag Goose 62, Teal, Tufted Duck 40 plus 1 duck with 2 duckling, Mallard 30, Coot 22, Common Tern 6, Swift 4+, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail 2 ads+ 3 juv, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin 6, Treecreeper 2, Goldfinch 7, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 2+, Warblers; Garden, Blackcap, Reed, Sedge, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow W.
Toadlets - numerous crossing the path to reservoir on south side
Speckled wood 6+, Meadow Brown & Ringlet numerous, Large Skipper, Gatekeeper 6+, Large White
Gatekeeper - 21/07/13 - S.Nichols
20thOsprey (east at 11:25am), Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail
14thMute Swan 63, Canada Goose 16, Pochard 2, Greylag Goose 128, Mallard 53, Tufted Duck 12, Great Crested Grebe 14, Stock Dove 2, Magpie, House Martin 4, Chiffchaff, Blackcaps, Sedge Warblers, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch 2, Bullfinch 4+, Grey Heron 3, Common Tern 6, Swallow 12, Long-tailed Tits, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, Tree Sparrows, Linnet 4
Comma 2, Red Admiral, Larger Skipper 3, Meadow brown 6+, Ringlet(numerous)
8thMute Swan 62, Canada Goose 24, Pochard 2, Great Crested Grebe 18, Greylag Goose 79, Mallard 20, Tufted Duck 9, Grey Heron 2, Common Tern 5, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Kingfisher
Ringlet
Hare 4
6thCommon Sandpiper
Pair of Hairy Dragonflies along the channel just north of the settling pond, female seen egg laying. Hairy Dragonfly is scarce in this area . A male was recorded at this site in 2010 but these are the first since, despite searching here the last 2 years.
Also 5 White-legged Damselflies below the dam, 3 Red-eyed Damselflies, Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer, Banded Demoiselle, Large Red Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Azure and Common Blue Damselflies.
Red Admiral
1stNuthatch, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Kingfisher

June
30thMute Swan 46, Canada Goose 12, Tufted Duck 9, Greylag Goose 109, Mallard 29, Great Crested Grebe 10, Cormorant, Coot 10, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Common Tern 5, Stock Dove 2, Swift 2, House Martin 6+, Long-tailed Tit 5, Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Willow Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 4+, Whitethroat 4+, Reed Warblers, Yellow Wagtail (pair in field territory, male singing), Tree Sparrows, Jay, Goldfinch 5, Bullfinch 2, Linnet 2
Southern Hawker, Large Skipper 6+, Ringlet 4+, Speckled Wood 4+, Meadow Brown, Large White
Dameselflies - good number, Banded demoiselle 4+, Beautiful demoiselle
Hare 2
Banded Demoiselle - 30/06/13 - S.Nichols
21stCommon Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Greylag goose 89, Canada goose 10, Mute Swan 26, Tufted duck, Mallard 11, Coot 19, Great Crested Grebe 8, Cormorant, Green woodpecker, Goldfinch 7, Linnet 4, Common Tern 4, Swift, House Martin 2, Garden Warblers10+
Painted Lady
Hare 2
Painted Lady - 21/06/13 - S.Nichols
Hare -21/06/13 - S.Nichols
15thMute Swan 21, Canada Goose 11, Greylag Goose 18, Mallard, Cormorant 3, Great Crested Grebe 10, Oystercatcher pair - 2 chicks visible, Common Tern 8, Tufted Duck 3, Grey Heron,Lapwing 3, Stock Dove, Swift 20, House Martin 20, Sand Martin 10, Willow Warblers, Garden Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Reed Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Tree Sparrows, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch 2, Linnet 4, Reed Buntings, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail 2, Goldfinch 2, Bullfinch 2
9thRed Kite, Mute Swan 29, Greylag Goose 38, Tufted Duck 3, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern 5, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 6, Whitethroat 10, Reed Warbler 6, Willow Warbler 4, Garden Warbler 6, Sedge Warbler 10, Goldfinch 6, Bullfinch 2, Cormorant, Lapwing 2 + 2 chicks, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail 2 + 3 well grown young, Linnet 4
8thRed Kite 2, Common Tern 8, Jay
6thMute Swan 14 - one Pen with 5 cygnets & 1 still incubating, Mallard 7, Greylag Goose 29, Tufted Duck 4, Red-legged Partridge 3, Coot 5, Great Crested Grebe 8, Oystercatcher 2 - on nest, Lapwing 2 - 2 well grown chicks in field, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Song Thrush 6+ singing, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Pheasant, Common Tern 3, Swift 10+, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Tree Sparrow, Linnet
Hare

May
26thBuzzard, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap 5, Whitethroat 10+, Reed Warbler 5, Sedge Warbler 20, Chiffchaff 10+, Willow Warbler 10+, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet 4, Tree Sparrow 10
Speckled Wood, Common Blue Damselfly, Grass Snake
25thGadwall 2, Raven (over NE), Common Tern 3, Oystercatcher pair
Peacock 5, Orange tip 2, Brimstone 2
19thCommon Tern 10, Gadwall 2, Greylag Goose 8, Lapwing 4, Oystercatcher 2
Good numbers of Peacock and Orange-tip butterflies
Grass Snake
Grass Snake © Amanda Jaynes
18thGadwall, Red Kite, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail
12thGreat Crested Grebe 8, Hobby, Oystercatcher 2, Swift 50, Sand Martin 20,House Martin 100, Swallow 10, Garden Warbler 4, Yellow Wagtail, Goldfinch 2, Lapwing 4, Greenfinch
Muntjac, Mink. The Mink is becoming quite bold and seen regularly at the dam end.
American Mink - 7th May © A.Ingles
7th5 Common Tern, Lapwing, Oystercatcher
American Mink confirmed breeding at Stanford Reservoir.
American Mink - Adult - 4th May © Amanda Jaynes
American Mink - Kit - 4th May © Amanda Jaynes
6th4 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo (calling on Leicestershire side), Grey Wagtail.
Over South Kilworth  - Hobby & Red Kite (Saturday & Sunday), 2 Raven
5thGadwall 3, Lapwing, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern 2,Yellow Wagtail 3, Swift 5+, Lesser Whitethroat
4thArctic Tern, 2 Dunlin west (singles 1015hrs & 1125hrs), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Gadwall, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Raven, Greylag Goose (on raft nest ), 30 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, 50 Sand Martin, Whitethroat 10+, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler - numerous, Garden Warbler, 4 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch
Garden Warbler - 04/05/13 - S.Nichols

April
29thWhimbrel, evening, on dam, Leics end (looked like it was going roost there), Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Hobby, Sand Martin 30, Swallow 4, Green Woodpecker
Fox, Hare
Whimbrel - record shot - 29/04/13 - Steve Nichols
27thTufted Duck 40, Swallow 15, Sand Martin 150, House Martin 15, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler 4, Whitethroat 10+, Treecreeper, Oystercatcher 2, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Blackcap 4, Sedge Warbler 4, Grey Wagtail 2, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 4
24thRing Ouzel (south side), Common Sandpiper, Lesser Redpoll 3, Coal Tit, Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, Sand Martin 2, Oystercatcher 2
23rdRing Ouzel this morning feeding along the track between the old gate and demolished hide. Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye (F), Oystercatcher 2
Ring Ouzel - Record shot 23/4/13 - Steve Nichols
22ndLesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler
21stRing Ouzel (south side) later flew over to North (Leics), Red Kite, Sedge Warbler, Grey Wagtail 2, Goldeneye, Oystercatcher 2, Gadwall 2, Jay 2, Kestrel
20thMale Ring Ouzel in field by old gate, located 1015hrs, still present 1130hrs. Osprey mobbed by corvids over Stanford Park 1050hrs soaring high moving North. Goldeneye, 2 Hobby, 2 Common Tern, 1 White Wagtail and 5 Yellow Wagtail. Water Rail (Leicester side - heard not seen), 2 Red Kite(*), Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Jay, Green Woodpecker, 5 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethoat.
7 Brimstone, 7 Peacock, 3 Hares.
(*) Red Kite seen carrying what appeared to be a large rat.
19thOystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin 60, Swallow 4, Willow Warbler 4
18thCommon Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, Swallow, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff
17th2 Common Sandpiper on the dam, 2 Peregrine, Sand Martin
16thBlack-throated Diver reported from dam end (evening), 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher on the dam. Swallow over. Wheatear in field by the old metal gate
15thGadwall 6, Pochard, Goldeneye 5, Wigeon 2, Tufted Duck 70, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Peregrine, Cormorant 3, Great Crested Grebe 12, Buzzard 4+, Common Sandpiper 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 4+, Blackcap, Treecreeper 2, Tree Sparrow 6, Goldfinch 3, Bullfinch 2, Swallow, Song Thrush 2, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 8
Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock 2, Brimstone
Muntjac
14thSwallow 2, Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye 12
13thChiffchaff 3, Blackcap, Redpoll 3, Swallow 10, Curlew 2
12thChiffchaff singing c.8:30, Yellow Wagtail flew over calling c.11:00, Gadwall 8, Pochard 3, Goldeneye 18, Cormorant 4, Greylag Goose 4, Wigeon 70, Teal 7, Shoveler, Grey Heron 2, Buzzard, Lapwing, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap, Treecreeper 2, Song Thrush 2, Tree Sparrow 8, Fieldfare 2, Redwing 7, Pied Wagtail 2, Yellowhammer
Hare, Grass Snake
Grass Snake - 12th April, Steve Nicols
10th3 Sand Martin, 3 Goosander, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff & Blackcap at South Kilworth
9thBuzzard 4, Peregrine 2, Redshank (19:20h -  flying & calling over eastern end)
7thRedwing, Fieldfares, Teal 5, Mute Swan 18, Gadwall 12, Pochard 10, Goldeneye 21, Wigeon 90, Shoveler 2, Goosander 10, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Linnet, Red-legged Partridge 6, Cormorant 4, Great Crested Grebe 8, Reed Bunting 4, Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Lapwing
3 Muntjac

March
31stWigeon 115, Teal 14, Pochard, Goldeneye 23, Grey Heron 2, Red Kite 2, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper 2, Reed Bunting, Gadwall 14, Goosander 12, Cormorant 2, Great Crested Grebe 8, Buzzard, Curlew 1 (flew east along reservoir), Green Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow 5, Bullfinch 2
30thMerlin (chasing Skylark), Male Ring Ouzel on the dam 0910hrs, 27 Goldeneye, 84 Pochard, 1 Red Kite, 4 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redpoll.
2 Muntjac, 2 Hares
29thBarn Owl, Red Kite, 13 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander
23rdBarn Owl, 5 Goosander
21stBarn Owl in daylight (at 4:45 pm) over the settling pond, Oystercatcher
17th4 Mute Swan, 20 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 12 Gadwall, 100 Pochard, 19 Goldeneye, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Raven, Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 20 Tree Sparrow, 5 Stock Dove, Curlew over
16th4 Shelduck, 23 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 92 Pochard, 11 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 3 Red Kite (soaring together), 50 Lapwing, Kingfisher, c.200 Fieldfare, c.20 Redwing, 2 singing Willow Tits, Marsh Tit.
2 Hares, Muntjac
15thRed Kite over South Kilworth 12:30pm
13th13 Goosander, 75 Lapwing
10thRed Kite over the dam end moved off westwards
9th2 Pintail, 10 Gadwall, 13 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, c.80 Golden Plover, 4 ad. Yellow-legged Gull, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, c.120 Fieldfare, c.50 Redwing, Willow Tit, 2 Raven, Jay
3 Hares
3rd4 Mute Swan, 6 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 21 Goosander, 7 Cormorant, 2 Gadwall, 100 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 55 Greylag Goose, 2 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 30 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 20 Tree Sparrow
2nd6 Crossbill (including one male) in conifers at nursery in South Kilworth flew towards Reservoir, Peregrine over Golf Course

February
28th3 Dunlin, Egyptian Goose
16th37 Canada Goose, 24 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall, 15 Goosander, 112 Wigeon, 56 Teal, 85+ Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Cormorant, Kestrel, 200 Lapwing, 80 Golden Plover over, 15 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 6 Wren, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 2 Treecreeper, 10 Starling, 10 Fieldfare, Yellowhammer
15th200+ Lapwing, 3  Goosander, 2  Raven, 150+ Fieldfare, 2 Sparrowhawk, 14 Siskin, 2 Tawny Owl at roost at "Point", 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
9thBlack-tailed Godwit, 30 Teal, 6 Goldeneye, 9 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Gadwall, 18 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, 40 Lapwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 40 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Tree Sparrow
8th17 Waxwings, 150 Fieldfare, 2 Buzzard, 40+ Tree Sparrow
5thPeregrine over South Kilworth
2nd3 Gadwall, 19 Goosander, 122 Wigeon, 31 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, Grey Heron, Lapwing, 8 Cormorant, Kestrel, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, 3 Bullfinch, Goldcrest, 25 Stock Dove, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting

January
27thLittle Egret, 6 Goosander, 10 Goldeneye, 49 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 188 Pochard, 206 Tufted Duck, 3 Redpoll
3 Brown Hare
24th12 Mute Swan, 11 Goosander, 12 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 9 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 6 Fieldfare, 15 Tree Sparrow, 3 Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Reed Bunting
23rdRed Kite
13th4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 8 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, Reed Bunting, 2 Goldcrest, 25 Tree Sparrow, 4 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker
12th2 Gadwall, 170 Pochard, 11 Goosander, 8 Goldeneye, 150+ Lapwing (west), Red Kite, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull (flock of c.100), Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Willow Tit, Redpoll, c.3 Raven
6th60 Teal, Shoveler, 5 Goosander, 4 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye, 7 Cormorant, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, Coal Tit, 15 Chaffinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, c.20 Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting
5th2 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost, 46 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, c.50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Goosander (10 males), 8 Goldeneye, 48 Teal, 210 Wigeon, Gadwall, 157 Pochard, 4 Golden Plover, 19 Lapwing, 2 Jay, 2 Redpoll
1st145 Greylag Goose, 124Wigeon, 4 Teal, 70 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 4 Gadwall, 50+ Tufted Duck, 9 Goosander, 4 Cormorant, Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, 40 Jackdaw in adjacent field, 2 Mistle Thrush, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, unconfirmed report of Waxwing by feeder station

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