2012

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

2012

December
30th - Cetti's Warbler, 196 Pochard, 8 Goosander, 14 Goldeneye, 7 Gadwall, 14 Lapwing,
           adult Yellow-legged Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 178 Greylag Goose,
           c.10 Lesser Redpoll, c.12 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel
27th - Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goosander, c.20 Lesser Redpoll, c.50 Tree Sparrow
22nd - 8 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, 70 Pochard, 70 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 60 Redwing
           40 Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting, Lesser Redpoll
           singing Song Thrush.
           2 Hare
15th - 23 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 78 Pochard, 18 Goldeneye, 19 Goosander,
           2 Lapwing, 3 Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 4 Redpoll, Siskin
8th - 29 Gadwall, 140 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 81 Pochard, 10 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander,
         Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, c.220 Lapwing, Jay, Brambling, 20+ Redpoll, 2 Siskin
2nd -  Waxwing, 2 Collared Dove, 40 Tree Sparrows, 4 Redpoll
           [Cetti's Warbler ringed]
1st  -  7 Goosander (3 males), 11 Goldeneye,12 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 52 Pochard,
          40 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 10+ Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Peregrine, 40 Lapwing,
          Curlew (E @ 1130 hrs), Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail,
          Green Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer,
          2 Jay, 300+ Fieldfare, c. 50 Redwing, c. 70 Linnet, 12 Siskin, 8+ Bullfinch.
          2  Goldcrest, Woodcock
          Stoat
November
25th - 9 Cormorant, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Goldeneye, 150 Wigeon, 55 Pochard,
           50 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 29 Shoveler, 2 Green Woodpecker
24th - 30 Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 14 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 57 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye, Kingfisher,
          Snipe, 70+ Golden Plover, Grey Wagtail, 3 Green & 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
          300+ Fieldfare, 300+ Redwing, Siskin, c.50 Linnet.
          [11 Lesser Redpoll ringed, Woodcock ringed]
22nd - 3 Waxwing
17th - Dunlin, c.800 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 5 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 54 Pochard,
          15 Teal, 18 Goldeneye, Raven, Jay, c. 500 Fieldfare, c.200 Redwing, 8 Siskin
15th - 10 Snipe, Dunlin, 3+ Siskin, 2 Sparrowhawk
12th - 300 Lapwing, 300+ Fieldfare, 150 Redwing, 25+ Redpoll (8 ringed)
11th -  Crossbill over, 150 Lapwing, 600 Golden Plover, 15 Redpoll, 1000+ Fieldfare
           200+ Redwing
10th - Cetti's Warbler (in reedbed near Point hide).
         16 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 54 Pochard, 12 Goldeneye, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail,
          c.400 Golden Plover (Welford Rd field), c.300 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker,
          5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.200 Fieldfare, c.300 Redwing, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Willow Tit
          3 Jay, 14 Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch
 8th - Water Rail, Siskin, Jay, Buzzard, c.100 Golden Plover over, c.50 Lapwing over
 4th -  Black-throated Diver still present close to the Leicester bank - viewable from Northants
          side at the feeder stream end.

Thanks to Chris Hubbard for the photo

 
3rd -  Black-throated Diver - first known record for Stanford.
          Green Sandpiper, 240 Grey Lag Geese, 52 Canada Geese, 10 Goldeneye, 100 Wigeon
          14 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 64 Pochard, 50 Teal, 16 Cormorant, 207 Coot, Kestrel
          5+ Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 80 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing
          Grey Wagtail, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Redpoll, 2000+ Fieldfare, 500+ Redwing, Chiffchaff,
          Treecreeper, Goldcrest

October
28th - 3 Goosander (2 red heads), 4 female Goldeneye, 20 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 19 Teal,
          Grey Wagtail, 20 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, flock of 250 Starling, Green Woodpecker.
          Smooth Newt - first known record for Stanford
27th - female Scaup. 28 Teal, 18 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 3 female Goldeneye, Water Rail
          20 Lapwing, Snipe, 50 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll
          6+ Brambling in Chaffinch flock.  Some Redwing & Fieldfare
26th - [Cetti's Warbler ringed today]
23rd - [Firecrest ringed today]
21st - 62 Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 3 Goldeneye, 100 Tufted Duck, 30 Pochard
          2 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk
20th - 21 Golden Plover, 2 Kingfisher, 200 Redwing, Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Jay
          Cetti's Warbler calling intermittantly & seen briefly on Leics side.
          [34 Lesser Redpoll ringed].
13th - Redshank, 2 Redwing.  3 Jays west.
          Yellow-legged Gull and adult winter Mediterranean Gull in the evening gull roost
7th - 2 Raven, 2 Snipe, 40+ Redpoll during the morning (19 ringed & 1 with a Belgium ring)
          Golden Plover heard
 6th - 1 Crossbill over sw calling @ 1140 hrs.
         female Goldeneye, 72 Wigeon, 20 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 120 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover
         over south, Snipe, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 2 Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker,
         2 Green Woodpecker, 13 Jay (high over w/sw, mostly singles but one group of 5),
         3 Raven, Willow and Marsh Tit, 18 Swallow s/sw, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail,
         4 Siskin, 15+ Lesser Redpoll (6 ringed). Grasshopper Warbler ringed
         14 Migrant Hawker, 5 Common Darter, 3 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, Speckled Wood
         2 Hares


September
29th - 51 Shoveler, 50 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, Goldeneye (f), 2 Teal, 140 Tufted Duck,
          30 Pochard, 22 Cormorant, 25 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk,
          5 Kestrel, 8 Buzzard, 46 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Goose, 206 Grey Lag Goose,
          50+ Lapwing, Golden Plover heard, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail,
           c60 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Sand Martin, c70 House Martin, c 40 Swallow, Whitethroat,
           Lesser Whitethroat, (15 Blackcap ringed), 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Redwing west,
           2 Lesser Redpoll, c15 Siskin
           Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, 4 Small White, Brimstone,
           12+ Migrant Hawker, 2 Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly.
           Mink on Northants bank
22nd -  juv Artic Tern, 2 Little Grebe, 43 Cormorant, 45 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 4 Teal, Kestrel
           Sparrowhawk. Hirundine passage of 250 Swallow, 200 House Martin & 30 Sand Martin.
           Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Kingfisher, 60+ Meadow Pipit (27 ringed),
           10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Redwing (west), 2 Jay (high northwest),
           7+ Siskin, Reed Warbler.
            Lesser Redpoll ringed.
           10+ Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly,
           Small White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood.  Brown Hare, Muntjac
15th - Hobby seen several times throughout the day. Kestrel, 40 Swallow, 30 House Martin,
          10 Shoveler, 20 Lapwing, 34 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Long-tailed Tit
          10+ Chiffchaff, 100+ Meadow Pipit.   Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher (2 ringed),
           Garden Warbler, Whitethroat.
          4 Red Admiral, 8 Speckled Wood, 2 Large White. Muntjac
13th - 250+ Meadow Pipit moving through during the morning
  8th - Report of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near the dam
  7th - 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Main Gate). Painted Lady (1st record this year)
6th - Quail calling briefly at 1030 hrs. 20-25 Meadow Pipit
 4th - Quail calling from field adjacent to disused railtrack
 3rd - Quail, 17 Lapwing, 20-25 Meadow Pipit.
         Red Underwing moth (1st record of this species)
         Red Admiral, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell
 2nd - Osprey.    6 Crossbills over Kilworth
 1st   - 7 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 21 Pochard, 122 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 31 Great Crested Grebe
          22 Cormorant, 40 Lapwing, 54+ Coot, Jay, 25 House Martin, Swallow, Kestrel
          2+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Warbler
          2 Red Admiral, Brimstone, 5 Speckled Wood, 25 Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker
         
August
31st - 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 3 Wigeon
30th - 4 Grey Wagtail
27th - Raven
26th - 9 Common Tern, 165 Canada Goose, 152 Grey Lag Goose, 16 Pochard, 5 Shoveler
          120 Tufted Duck, 37 Mute Swan, 21 Cormorant.
           10 Red Admiral, Speckled Wood
25th - Family party of Nuthatch. 2 Sparrowhawk.  Red Admiral, Speckled Wood.  Muntjac
23rd - 12 Common Tern, Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail
21st - Noctule Bat
18th - Redshank over, Wigeon, 3 Teal, 21 Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 30 Lapwing,
          22 Common Tern, 3 Swift, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail.
          2 Common Sandpiper, 29 Great Crested Grebe, 25 House Martin, 3 Spotted Flycatcher.
          Mink
          Exceptional numbers of Peacock (70+) and Migrant Hawkers (40).
          Also Brimstone, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, 5 Meadow Brown,
          Comma, 15 Gatekeeper.
          3 Southern Hawker, 20 Brown Hawker, 4 Black-tailed Skimmer, 6 Ruddy Darter,
          several Common Darters and the usual Common and Blue-tailed Damselflies
16th - 10 Common Tern
11th - 231 Grey Lag Goose, 67 Tufted Duck, 21 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Teal,
         14 Common Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker,
         Yellow Wagtail.
         2 Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small Copper, 5 Peacock
         2 Emerald Damselfly, 7 Brown Hawker, 6+ Common Darter, 3 Ruddy Darter
6th - Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, 12 Pochard, 70 Tufted Duck, Sand Martin,
         House Martin, Green Woodpecker, juv Hobby catching prey over reed bed.
5th -  3 Jay, Nuthatch calling, 2 Collared Dove at feeders.       2 Juv Kingfisher ringed
4th -  Marsh Harrier
2nd - Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker and first records for the year of both Hobby and
          2 Collared Dove (at the feeding station - a very unusual occurance)

July
29th - Female Goldeneye, 38 Tufted Duck, Mallard + 9 young, 4 Common Tern
           20 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Kestrel, 2 Jay, Collared Dove
28th - female Marsh Harrier briefly hunting east bank of Blowers Lodge Bay
           before disappearing southwest at 1045hrs.
           Tufted Duck + 5 young, 7 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, 120 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, 
           2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
           Emerald Damselfly, Large Red Damselfly, 3 White-legged Damselfly, 
           Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker, 4 Brown Hawker.
           Peacock, Comma, Gatekeeper
           3 Crossbills over South Kilworth this morning.
26th - Red Kite mobbed by terns.
           Marbled White butterfly is the 3rd record for Stanford - singles in 1977 & 2003

Red Kite
                                                      


24th - Osprey over, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, Great Spotted
           Woodpecker,  Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail.
          4 Banded Demoiselle, Large White, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral.
21st - female Goldeneye, Tufted Duck with a single chick, 4 Common Tern,
           Green Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail.   Adult male Redstart ringed
           Grass Snake, 3 Hares, butterflies inc. 2 Comma, 2 Small T'shell, Red Admiral
           plus several Gatekeeper and Ringlet. Dragonflies inc. 3 Emerald Damselflies, 4
           White-legged Damselflies, 6 Black-tailed Skimmer, 5 Brown Hawker, 2 Common Darter         
14th - 2 Juv Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher & chick, 4 Common
          Tern, 12 Black-tailed Godwit circled round and returned westward whence they
          had come. Singles of Sand Martin and Swallow. Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk,
          Green Woodpecker. Tawny Owl, Nuthatch and family party of 2 adults & 4 young Spotted
          Flycatchers at main entrance this morning. 6 Hares
12th - Grasshopper Warbler singing. Comma butterfly
9th -   Grasshopper Warbler singing and several Ringlet butterflies
8th -   Oystercatcher pair with chick, 3 Common Tern
7th -   Osprey, Oystercatcher pair with chick, 3 Common Tern, Pochard, 2 Common Sandpiper,
          Curlew over, 80+ Swift and Grasshopper Warbler singing (1st record this year)

June
30th - Oystercatcher pair with chick, 5 Common Tern, 112 Greylag Goose, Sparrowhawk,
           juv Kestrel, 50 Swift, 25 Sand Martin, Green Woodpecker, Jay
23rd - Red Kite, Oystercatchers with chick (is the first proven breeding of this species at
           Stanford), 2 Common Gull, 4 Common Tern, 3 Green Woodpecker, Yellow
           Wagtail, several Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies,  Banded Demoiselle,
           Red Admiral, Speckled Wood
20th - Male Shoveler, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern.
           Grass Snake, 8 Hares, Speckled Wood, several Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies, 
           Harlequin Ladybird. Female Redstart caught and ringed.
17th - 3 Common Tern, Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, 30-40 Swift,
          78 Greylag Geese, 3 Heron, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail
16th - Yellow Wagtail, 100 Sand Martin, 125 House Martin, 30 Swift, 7 Common Tern
10th - Oystercatcher, 4 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail over
  9th - Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail over.  2 Hares
 2nd - Short-eared Owl in Blowers Lodge Bay 0910 hrs. 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall,
         Oystercatcher, Common Gull NE, Green Woodpecker, ca.300 House Martin,
          4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat.
          9 Hares inc 6 together in field below dam
May
29th - 5 Common Tern, Oystercatcher, 2 Gadwall, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Song Thrush, Kestrel
28th - 4 Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Gadwall, Pochard, Buzzard
27th - 2 Oystercatcher
25th - Greylags now with just one young, 4 Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull,
           Lesser-Black Backed Gull NE, 2 Common Tern, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker,
          3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Reed Warbler, Yellow Wagtail.
          Grass Snake (swimming across the feeder stream visible from the bridge).
          Also 17 Orange Tip, 10 Green-veined White, 8 Small White, 4 Large White, 
          3 Brimstone, 7 Peacock and 2 Holly Blue.
          6+ Large Red Damselfly, ca.50 Azure Damselfly, 1 Blue-tailed Damselfly.
          Oystercatcher again seen sitting on the raft, is it on eggs?

22nd - 4 Common Tern, Gadwall, Kingfisher. Little Owl calling behind the dam (1800 hrs)
21st - 31 Mute Swan, 8 pair of Tufted Duck, pair of Gadwall. Red Kite
20th - Red Kite, 3 Yellow Wagtail
19th - 7 Arctic Tern NE at 0940hrs, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern,
          3 Ls. Black-backed Gull NE, 2 Yellow Wagtail, singing male Grey Wagtail,
          Green Woodpecker, 7 Reed Warbler, 20+ Linnet, 3+ Bullfinch, Redpoll over
16th - Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail, ca.250 Sand Martin, ca.250 House Martin.
           Fox, Muntjac, 6 Hares
12th - Greylag Goose with 2 young, 3 Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern,
           19 Lesser Black-backed Gull east, Cuckoo (calling Leics bank), ca.100 Swift,
           ca.100 Sand Martin, 20 House Martin. Buzzard
           Singing warblers inc. Garden Warbler, 12+ Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat,
           12 + Whitethroat, 7 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, also 5 Yellow
           Wagtail (inc 4 singletons heading north), singing Grey Wagtail, Redpoll north.
           Plus 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 8 Orange Tip, 4 Peacock,
            Small Tortoiseshell. Brown Rat
  8th - Short-eared Owl.  Orange Tip, Brimstone
  7th - 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Whitethroat singing, Garden Warbler, S E Owl (Leics bank)
  6th - 2 Short-eared Owl in set aside field opposite the Reservoir at Welford Road end
  5th - Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 400 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin,
          Common Tern, 3+ Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, several Sedge Warbler (2 ringed)
          2 Swift, 15+ Linnet, 3 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker
 3rd - Common Tern, Swift, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail
  1st - Short-eared Owl on Leicester bank late afternoon
April
28th - 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swift, 20 House Martin
          10 Sand Martin, 250 Swallow, Mistle Thrush
27th - Cuckoo, SE Owl (possibly 2), Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern
          Whitethroat, Swift, Buzzard.  2 Muntjac
24th - Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo. SE Owl again visible from the Welford Road, over
           the setaside behind the settling pond at the feeder stream end (19.00 hrs)
22nd - 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, "commic" tern over high. SE Owl 1615 hrs
21st - Short-eared Owl at Welford Road location at 0800 hrs and also in Blower's Lodge
          Bay at 1000 hrs and again at 1500 hrs.
          2 Yellow Wagtail on the dam, c.30 House Martin, c.20 Swallow.    Stoat
20th - Single Short-eared Owl still present
           Red Kite, Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, Blackcap singing in inflow Car Park
 
                                                               
Short-eared Owl images by Chris Hubbard
                                  
 19th - 2 Short-eared Owls at same location yesterday
           Little Egret, Buzzard, Kingfisher at the inflow end. Common Sandpiper and good
           numbers of Swallow, Sand Martin and House Martin at the dam end
18th - Short-eared Owl at Welford Road as below
17th - Possible Short-eared Owl reported in field at back of inflow at Welford Road end
          looking in direction of Kilworth Springs Golf Course
16th - Red Kite, 20+ Fieldfare
15th - Osprey [pm] (flew along W to E, then circled high and moved off NE)
           Red Kite [am] - circling high over the feeding station, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk,
          2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 50 Teal, 10+ House Martin, 50+ Swallow,
          30 Sand Martin, Blackcap singing, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 23 Stock Dove,
          15 Pied & 4 Yellow Wagtail, 60 Linnet
14th - 5 Swallow, 30+ Sand Martin, Blackcap, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.  Muntjac
13th - Yellow Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Swallow, Sparrowhawk.
           Male Hen Harrier over South Kilworth
12th - Red Kite, Kingfisher
11th - 36 Mute Swan, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 3 Stock Dove,
          Swallow,  Green Woodpecker, c30 Sand Martin, White Wagtail, Blackcap,
          10+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Linnet, 10+ Reed Bunting
  7th - Blackcap (f), Willow Warbler, 6 Shelduck, pair Pintail, 2 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover,
         2 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Golden Plover, Lapwings displaying, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin,
         Green Woodpecker, 32 Stock Dove,  3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine,
         Grey Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail.   Muntjac
5th - 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, Sand Martin
1st - female Garganey, 3 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 18 Lapwing, 2 Raven,
        20 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin over
March
31st - 100 Golden Plover, 2 Pintail, 4 Shelduck, Oystercatcher. Muntjac
26th - 6 Grey Partridge
24th - Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 4 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, female Goosander,
          14 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff, 15+ Meadow Pipit south and a small but
          steady passage of Lesser Black-backed Gulls east.
          Male Brimstone, 5 Peacock butterflies, 1 Muntjac, 3 Brown Hares
23rd - Red Kite over South Kilworth
22nd - Oystercatcher, 2 Goosander, Red Kite, 4 singing Chiffchaff
21st - Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit
          Muntjac
19th - Black tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 6 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye
17th - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail, 6 Goosander, Shelduck, 8 Goldeneye, 17 Lapwing,
          78 Golden Plover, 8 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 8+ Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge,
          ca.200 Fieldfare, ca.20 Redwing, ca.30 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff
          Weasel, Short-tailed Vole, Wood Mouse
15th - 3 Goldcrest
10th - Mark Piper reports that an Aythya hybrid closely resembling a male Lesser Scaup and
          associating with Pochard is possibly a Tufted x Pochard hybrid due to the extent of black
          on the bill and lack of distinct vermiculations on the back.
          Also 2 (male, female) Pintail, 7 Goldeneye, 8 Goosander, Oystercatcher, 7 Dunlin,
          ca.170 Golden Plover, singing Grey Wagtail
 9th - Little Egret still showing from the bridge
 7th - Little Egret & 4 Goosander from the bridge; 75+ Golden Plover & 8 Dunlin at the inflow
 6th - 10 Goosander, 100+ Golden Plover
 5th - Little Egret (same location by the bridge), 30 Golden Plover, Pintail, 15 Dunlin
 4th - Little Egret
 3rd - ca. 400 Golden Plover, ca. 200 Lapwing
 2nd - Little Egret
 1st  - Little Egret (view from the Welford Road bridge)

These photographs showing the drought conditions at the reservoir by Chris Hubbard






February
29th - Little Egret, 10 Dunlin, ca. 200 Teal, ca. 200 Lapwing, ca. 200 Golden Plover,
           3 Woodcock, 6 Jays.
27th - Little Egret, 4 Goosander, Grey Wagtail
25th - Little Egret, 5 Goldeneye, 17 Goosander, Peregrine, ca.12 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk,
          3+ Kestrel,  ca.310 Lapwing, 370 Golden Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Green Woodpecker,
          Grey Wagtail, 3 Raven, 2 Barn Owl, also 6+ Brown Hare.
22nd - Little Egret, Curlew, Sparrowhawk, 50+ Golden Plover, 11 Goosander, Chiffchaff singing
21st - Little Egret
18th - Little Egret, 26 Goosander, 11 Goldeneye, Water Rail, ca.70 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe,
           ca.350 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker.
          2 Muntjac, Mole
16th - 100 Lapwing, 100 Golden Plover, 40 Pied Wagtail. 40 Linnet, 50 Tree Sparrow,
           15-20 Reed Bunting, 10 Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard
14th - 6 Goosander, 3 Golden Plover, Water Rail, 40+ Linnet, Grey Wagtail
11th -  Crossbill over, Little Grebe, 6 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, Snipe, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail
            Fox, Muntjac
  4th - Water Rail, 8 Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Red Kite

January
28th - Knot, 2 Dunlin, 3 Goosander, 650 Golden Plover, 600 Lapwing, Little Egret, 3 Buzzard
25th - 350 Golden Plover & 150 Lapwing in Blowers Lodge Bay, Nuthatch
21st - Knot
15th - 2 drake Smew, 32 Goosander. 2 Treecreeper
13th - 13 Goosander (5 drakes)
12th - Merlin, Kestrel, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker
  7th - Little Egret, 40+ Linnet
  6th - Ruff and 5 Goosander

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