Cheddar Reservoir - closed thread

 
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03 April 2018 19:30
 

03-Apr-2018
The Slavonian Grebe still present off the Cheddar water tower early-afternoon, then swam out towards the middle, and at least 11 Little Gulls (9 adults & 2 1stW) from the southern edge/SW corner.

 
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01 April 2018 15:11
 

This morning Slavonian Grebe well out in reservoir with shoveler. Then yachts started sailing and at 13:00 Grebe was in front of Cheddar tower. When I left at 14:00 it had moved clockwise round to south side where the common scoter had been showing.

 
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31 March 2018 22:51
 

At 17:00, male common scoter about 100 metres or so out in south-western quadrant.  Slavonian grebe still present but even further out and near to middle of reservoir.

 
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30 March 2018 08:24
 

two Song Thrush, a calling Bullfinch ,Buzzard, several Chiff Chaff, Two Grey Wagtail ten Goosander [4 m] and what appeared to be a group of eleven Shoveller. just slightly out of “bin range” to confirm

 
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25 March 2018 22:43
 

The description of the red billed Tufted Duck suggests it is probably the Rosy-billed Pochard often to be found at Apex Lake in Burnham.

 
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25 March 2018 18:39
 

Three wheatears below the west side of the reservoir this afternoon (two male; one female). No sign of the goosander. One of the male tufted ducks has a bright red bill, looks knobbly so I guess a deformity?

 
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24 March 2018 08:51
 

4 males this am and the calling of two Chiff Chaff in the wooded area alongside the football pitch/cycle path… further sign that spring/summer is here !! or close to being so..

 
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23 March 2018 15:34
 

23-Mar-2018
A quick ‘scope scan, in passing, from the Cheddar Tower saw 7 Goosander (3M) early-afternoon.

 
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18 March 2018 16:50
 

Pair of goosander, three sand martins and two meadow pipits this afternoon from the Holwell Lane scaffolding ramp area. Also one redwing, one fieldfare and two song thrushes on the playing field. [I was somewhat alarmed the other day to find people surveying for housing along the lane including the field between the Strawberry Line and the reservoir.]

 
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14 March 2018 21:12
 

Teusday morning seen one male and two female goosander, while this am there were two males an one female , in both instances close to the Cheddar tower

 
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13 March 2018 19:27
 

At least two Med Gulls in the gull roost this evening. Also a male goosander. No sign of the Dunlin at the sailing club.

 
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10 March 2018 19:10
 

Two male and one female goldeneye late afternoon and the Dunlin asleep on the pontoon

 
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07 March 2018 18:51
 

Male Goldeneye and pair of Goosander.

 
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07 March 2018 17:50
 

Dunlin again by the sailing club this afternoon

 
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04 March 2018 19:12
 

Dunlin still by sailing club this afternoon, braving paddling dogs and children and retreating to the pontoon when it got too manic. Also pair of pintail and three teal with shoveller, gadwall, mallard and pochard and saw great created grebes perform the weed dance. Green woodpecker in trees below the reservoir on the west side (is that Middlemoor Lane?) plus about 15 meadow pipits on the side of the reservoir and a flock of about 40 lapwing flew north towards the Mendip. Grey wagtail the only bird of interest I could find on the Strawberry Line.