Cheddar Reservoir

 
Frankie Macrow
 
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Frankie Macrow
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12 May 2018 22:30
 

Two little gulls, kittiwake on red buoy and common sand late afternoon.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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11 May 2018 21:02
 

2cy Little gull (presumably the individual I found some 14+ days ago) and the Kittiwake (likely also 2cy based on slightly better views) present in the murk this evening, also a Commic tern was at the southern end.

 
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Mike Jeffrey
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11 May 2018 19:26
 

This PM: 3 Common Sandpipers, 2CY Little Gull, Kittiwake, 9 Mallard ducklings, all in the Cheddar tower area.

 
Frankie Macrow
 
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11 May 2018 17:20
 

Wheatear and common sandpiper between Cheddar Tower and scaffolding bridge this afternoon.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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09 May 2018 21:25
 

A fine Kittiwake and the 2cy Little gull present this evening when I had a quick look, couple of ropy record shots on my twitter feed.

 
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03 May 2018 09:12
 

Very quiet first thing this morning: just 3 common sandpipers, a solitary little grebe, a few swifts and swallows moving through, reed warbler off the west bank and Cetti’s warbler south of the clubhouse.  No sign of the little gull today.

 
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02 May 2018 14:08
 

Between 11.30 and 12.30 the birds coping best in the windy conditions were 4 terns out in the middle of the reservoir. With just binoculars it was difficult to say with certainty whether they were Common or Arctic Terns but I lean towards the former.
The long-staying Little Gull was hunkered down on the pontoon in front of the yacht club and towards the Cheddar Tower some Mallard appeared uncomfortable that they had ventured well away from calm waters.
Along the southern perimeter where the wave action was much calmer about 8 Common Sandpipers flew away from the edge, leaving another 7 on the concrete.
The pair of Mandarins were loafing among Mallards, out of the water, near the Axbridge entrance.
Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin were all present but only seen in very small numbers.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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28 April 2018 08:09
 

32 (!) Common sand this morning and the lingering Little gull still hawking about by the sailing club. 300+ hirrundines and 10+ swift.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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27 April 2018 09:42
 

2cy Little gull present for 5th day, with a total of 27 Common sandpiper noted (16 and 11 respectively) - can anybody shed light on the totals, 27 seems like an extraordinarily high number? In excess of 250 hirrundines, with 3 Tufted duck and the pair of Mandarin also present. Quite surprising that there were no terns or more Little gull given the seemingly perfect conditions, perhaps this evening.

 
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27 April 2018 07:30
 

in excess of a hundred twenty swallow/ martins this morning, two male Linnet on the waterside of the res, 5 common sand, and a first time for me in this particular area were Reed warblers , in the copse where the Cettis Weabler has been of late

 
Kim Howard
 
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26 April 2018 12:48
 

Little gull still present early this morning, in flight and on the water midway between the clubhouse and the Cheddar tower.  Also 7 common sandpipers, at least 3 swifts and a good number (100+) of mixed hirundines, mostly sand martins but a few house martins and swallows.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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25 April 2018 08:03
 

Third consecutive day for the 2cy Little gull. Rather quiet otherwise with 2 Tufted duck and 40+ hirrundines.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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24 April 2018 07:51
 

Little gull still present this morning,  with a male shelduck dropping in briefly. 50-70 mixed hirrundines contained the first 2 swift of the year.

 
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23 April 2018 21:22
 

solitary Swallow late evening by the tennis club,,, but early doors saw around 14 common sandpiper a group of 8 and the others in a 4 and singles

 
Daniel Watson
 
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23 April 2018 16:15
 

1s Little gull by the sailing club on pontoons at present. 2 common sand but little else.