Cheddar Res -closed thread

 
neville hiscox
 
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25 April 2016 07:27
 

early doors and up to 30 common sandpiper, 4 pink footed geese,which were in the process of flying in a westerly direction and in Middlemoor lane 3 male Blackcaps having a right ding dong!!!

 
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22 April 2016 19:23
 

15 Common Sandpipers and all 3 Hirundines present this morning and my first Swifts of the year!

 
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18 April 2016 07:27
 

9 common sandpiper this early morn, and a group of around 15 martins feeding over the water, GSwoody in the lane and a Bullfinch by the sports ground carpark

 
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17 April 2016 18:32
 

pair of Swallows settled on overhead wires by sports ground car park this evening

 
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16 April 2016 13:52
 

early doors, a gathering of a mixed group Swallows and house martins, 30 approx

 
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16 April 2016 11:22
 

15-Apr-2016
One Common Sandpiper on a Buoy just off the yacht club.

 
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14 April 2016 08:41
 

3 Common sandpipers (I think) around the pontoon area on Cheddar reservoir this morning.

Otherwise, reservoir has been pretty quiet over the last couple of weeks - although have regularly been 2 to 4 Canada Geese.  A few tufties and GC Grebes but not much else except cormorants, mallard, hybrid ducks and coots.

 
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09 April 2016 10:43
 

down the lanes this morning, Middle Moor and Stubbington Drove to the River Axe,  a Goldcrest, 2 green woody’s, 2 m Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 m Bullfinch, numerous Chiff Chaff,Skylark and Goldfinch and 6 deer,

 
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02 April 2016 09:55
 

Large flock of Sand Martins feeding joined by a few early Swallows - is summer really coming??

 
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01 April 2016 08:09
 

7.45am - 2 Red-crested Pochard (m & f)

 
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31 March 2016 22:04
 

^ 8am - Brief glimpse of a Plover (? Ringed Plover)

^ 1.30pm - 4 Canada geese and what I think looked like a pale Gadwall (from my photo) (possibly the same one that Neville thought he had seen this morning when I met him on my walk)

^ 7pm - Red Kite soaring overhead before heading eastwards towards the Gorge.  2 Shovellers (m)

The tufted duck numbers have been decreasing over the last few days and today I’ve only see a couple (from perimeter wall)

 
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29 March 2016 23:06
 

3pm still no scoters. 3 scaup and c 100 hirundines, mostly sand martins with a few swallows.

 
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29 March 2016 08:10
 

7 - 8am

I did a circuit of the reservoir and didn’t see the Common Scoter.

The 3 Scaup (1m, 2f) are still there and so is the female wigeon.

 
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28 March 2016 23:22
 

^6pm

Popped down to see the pair of Common Scoters (which we did see).  As we were watching them, a female wigeon flew in, joined them and stayed with them for the remainder of the time we were watching them (^20 mins)

3 Scaup still present (1 m, 2 f), sand martins and swallows.

 
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28 March 2016 18:43
 

Mike Dilger and Ed Drewitt (Visitors from t’North!) found pair of Common Scoters at Cheddar today, after Storm Katie…