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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