cheddar res, new section!!

 
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18 December 2016 19:31
 

December WeBS count, 18/12/2016
A foggy morning, so this is a very limited count.
Tufted Duck 29
Coot 1400
Great Crested Grebe 15
Pochard 34
Mallard 29
Cormorant 4
Black Headed Gull 19
Red-crested Pochard 2
Mandarin 1
Pied Wagtail 25
Meadow Pipit 2

 
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29 October 2016 20:04
 

I’ve never seen the water level so low at the reservoir - but is great for attracting a wide variety of birds.

Some of those we saw this morning (10am to 12noon) were:

Lesser Yellowlegs
Snipe
Great White Egrets
Herons
Cormorants
Swans
Canada Geese
Coots
Teals
Mallards
Shovelers
Wagtails
Meadow Pippets
Sanderling
Mandarin duck - she seems to have been around since May now and consistently in the same place.

But we didn’t see the White Tailed Eagle - despite reports of it flying over the reservoir whilst we were there!

 
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13 September 2016 15:52
 

water is pretty low at the moment, several Heron have been in attendance for the last week or so as the “scrape”  becomes more prominent, a single common sand, and one larger wader [no bins to id properly] also, and a single wheatear been around for around a week or so, in the lane for the last week several green woody’s making plenty of noise [ 5 at one point], and this morning the strange sight of a sparrowhawk being"escorted”  from the water’s edge by a troop of wagtails!! Canada geese are roosting with no’s over a hundred at the moment and Coot numbers well into 200 or so,....and the female mandarin still about,

 
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29 August 2016 09:58
 

3 juvenile Northern Wheatear this morn, at the Weare end of the res, also 1 nuthatch foraging in the bark of an oak in Middlemoor Lane

 
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10 August 2016 07:21
 

2 Dunlin this AM , and an audible only Oystercatcher

 
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07 August 2016 11:40
 

2 LRP’s this morn, among the debris on the flat area near playing fields

 
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03 August 2016 18:45
 

just over 60 canada geese roosting teusday evening…... and sounding like that many!!

 
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23 July 2016 21:09
 

Two Oystercatchers circling above the Res this morning, and a Kingfisher flying across.

 
neville hiscox
 
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15 July 2016 08:30
 

Kingfisher on the bund wall around the res, diving in and catching a minnow, early doors, and in the lane a treecreeper also a green woody and several chiff chaffs calling strongly

 
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05 July 2016 08:18
 

We were down at the reservoir on Sunday and were surprised to see that the female Mandarin duck is still there (Axbridge entrance).

 
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05 July 2016 07:03
 

a break in “nothing seen” 4 common sandpiper ,early Monday morning,along with 10 swan

 
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30 May 2016 19:33
 

The female mandarin is still at the reservoir - has been with the mallards/hybrids near the Axbridge entrance every time we have been down to the reservoir.

 
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15 May 2016 09:33
 

Mandarin still present this AM, also 2 grey wagtails,,and alas the…. “mother of 7.. is now mother of just 1”!!

 
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14 May 2016 12:48
 

Following on from meeting both Neville & Chris this morning around the reservoir, we also saw the female mandarin duck.

We’ve put some photos & a video on the Cheddar Reservoir flickr group (link here)

 
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13 May 2016 20:40
 

first brood of 7 mallard duckling this eve,[for me at least]probably just hours old