Cheddar Reservoir - from 1st May 2018

 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
 
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Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
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14 September 2018 21:15
 

And still present this evening until at least 18:30 - good to watch it with the finder, thanks Daniel.

Video still-frame can be seen on this link
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnFKI8eXsAAjwkf.jpg

 
Daniel Watson
 
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Daniel Watson
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14 September 2018 15:30
 

Just found a juv Grey Phal at the res, Axbridge end. Please don’t try to approach onto the mud as this flushes everything off, and may result in news becoming more belated!

 
Daniel Watson
 
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10 September 2018 07:15
 

Juv GWe on the spit this am, lofi record shots on twitter as per

 
Daniel Watson
 
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08 September 2018 15:44
 

3 different med gulls today; yesterday’s 1cy, a 2cy by the Cheddar valve tower and an adult along the west back. Also a wheatear along here.  Windsurfers out in force today, seeming disturbing the accumulating wildfowl, unable to relocate the 3 wigeon or party of shoveler.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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07 September 2018 11:15
 

Quite possibly Neville, though I approached it down to 2 m without issue - likely the first time it’s encountered humans before. In other news, yesterday’s waders departed, but a fine 1cy Med gull was present on the spit at 10:45am.

 
neville hiscox
 
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06 September 2018 17:51
 
Daniel Watson - 06 September 2018 03:08 PM

Juv Black tailed godwit and dunlin present this afternoon, with the Little stint departing overnight. Glad that a few folk managed to catch up with it.

should imagine that it was disturbed by the sailing club meeting in the evening, some sailing closish and off loading in the near vicinity ,couldn’t locate it around 7:00 —  7:30 pm

 
Daniel Watson
 
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06 September 2018 15:08
 

Juv Black tailed godwit and dunlin present this afternoon, with the Little stint departing overnight. Glad that a few folk managed to catch up with it.

 
Mike Harris
 
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05 September 2018 08:34
 

Little Stilt still here this morning, Axbridge end towards boat club.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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04 September 2018 18:46
 

Cracking juv Little stint at the res presently, wasn’t expecting that! Wildfowl numbers increasing daily.

 
neville hiscox
 
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23 August 2018 17:59
 

one heron fishing on the exposed mud flat, approx 80 Canada geese, 2 -  3 white throat where the [calling for last two day] Cettis Warbler is settled, and an aborted air raid from a Sparrowhawk on a sparrow around the same area [07-00 today]

 
Daniel Watson
 
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22 August 2018 14:48
 

Been a bit quiet of late, but things starting to pick up a bit now, particularly as I’m no longer working 14hr + days! Coot numbers topped 100 this am, and the last week has seen a few teal, Gadwall, pochard, tufted duck and even a Shoveller put in an appearance. Thw gull roost has been a bit quiet, but a LBBG X HG was present last night. A fine dunlin flew through one evening last week, but pride of place for the autumn so far goes to a fine Grey plover that circled the res for 5 mins before dropping down and flying west this am. There’s a small spit forming near to the sailing club, which may tempt the odd wader down early doors.

 
neville hiscox
 
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09 August 2018 08:01
 

water levels are low- ish . more of the promentary is being revealed. this morning saw 3 heron fishing, group of about 20 Canada geese, 14 mute swans, build up of coots is underway approx 50 , and a single wader [no bins to identify] flew off with a double “peep”

 
neville hiscox
 
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23 June 2018 09:12
 

single dunlin this morning near the Axbridge gate .....Friday morning early doors, there were an estimated 30 Swifts in the Middlemoor lane area and 2 juvenile GS woodies

 
Rob Grimmond
 
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04 June 2018 20:10
 

Yes,Andy. I’ve been keeping on eye on this thread and will close it down if it gets out of hand. Subjects like dog problems should be in ‘General Matters’.

 
Andy Mears
 
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04 June 2018 19:23
 

Bristol Water, not Wessex.  This is dangerously close to becoming a discussion and not a series of sightings - which I quite like…