Cheddar reservoir

 
Kim Howard
 
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26 April 2017 20:52
 

Late this afternoon: lesser whitethroat between yacht club and Cheddar intake, lots of pied wagtails (probably between 30 and 40), a few swallows and 23 common sandpipers at water’s edge along southern bank.

 
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21 April 2017 12:43
 

Around 7 am grey wagtail near Axbridge tower.  Reed bunting, reeling grasshopper warbler and distant sedge warbler beyond Portmeade Drove in south-west ‘corner’.  Sparrowhawk flying low inside southern rim before dropping into Middle Moor Lane.  Possible Cetti’s warbler heard distantly and briefly from scrubby area south east of yacht club, between reservoir and Strawberry Line.  No swallows, martins or swifts this morning.

 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
 
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13 April 2017 20:04
 

13-Apr-2017
9 Common Sandpipers early-afternoon, along the the water’s edge just SW of the Cheddar Inlet Tower.

 
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13 April 2017 19:13
 

late afternoon and around 100 plus mixed Swallow AND House Martins predominantly House Martins, along the front of boathouse and toward Axbridge gate

 
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11 April 2017 07:57
 

monday am 12 common sandpipers at the cheddar tower

 
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08 April 2017 21:37
 

3 swallows this evening—-  still awaiting signs of house martins

early morning in Middlemoor lane, 3 gs woodies

 
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04 April 2017 20:38
 

At 19.00 this evening I saw a first year Little Gull in typical feeding flight near the Yacht club. It was the only bird in flight over a large flock of Black headed Gull.

 
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04 April 2017 19:49
 

late afternoon saw the arrival of around 6 swallows near to the top end of Stubbington Drove where the small car parking area is

 
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01 April 2017 11:08
 

single Dunlin this morning near the boathouse, and still no signs of House martins/swallows here, but thought i heard a very distinct cuckoo further down toward Stubbington Drove leading to the River Yeo around 08:00

 
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29 March 2017 12:04
 

I visited the Reservoir this morning hoping for some signs of migration and to begin with the only species I found were Sand Martins-hundreds of them- as I have found recently in Shapwick Heath. On my return along the south side of the Res. to the car park, I finally saw one Wheatear and 2 Swallows, both year firsts, to make the journey worthwhile. No sign of Common Sandpiper or Terns though.