Cheddar Reservoir 2020

 
neville hiscox
 
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neville hiscox
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03 August 2020 18:34
 

As the res continues to empty there were Two Herons this morning ,Two little egrets and what appeared to be two quite larger juvenile GC Grebes ,

 
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12 July 2020 08:49
 

one little egret this morning, and what appeared to be a pair of G C grebes nest building!! ..... NOT SURE if people are aware but due to the “lockdown” anti social habits in and around the reservoir BW have announced they will be CLOSING ALL ACCESS to the res when the temperature reaches 23C .  Notices have been placed at areas around the res , SO TEMPERATURE WATCH TIME FOLKS

 
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24 June 2020 11:55
 

Quiet morning at the Res.  Birds of note were 2 little egrets and 2 common sandpipers.  As the water level slowly drops, duck numbers are slowly rising: I counted over 80 mallards but only one tufted duck.  Still 2 coots, though.  And a whitethroat still singing well.

 
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21 June 2020 17:50
 

two GS Woodies [ feeding together] and a Goldcrest on Middle Moor Lane this morning

 
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17 June 2020 17:51
 

Later report sorry - Little owl, two dunlin and Little Ringed Plover last Friday evening, 12th June, 9pm.  Very quiet at the reservoir when I arrived (light rain), but sat and watched the (noisy) Little Owl for some time then turned to find the waders behind me.

 
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16 June 2020 07:31
 

Little Owl this morning close to the Clay pits on Middle Moor Lane ,Black cap singing

 
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14 June 2020 09:12
 

group of about 15 Swift this morning close to the waterworks base.[probably the same birds swirling over and around our house Saturday eve,] 3 Whitethroat,  one visible and calling in the copse adjacent to the sports field, 2 others were just audible only, s ingle Greenfinch by the Tennis club carpark

 
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08 June 2020 12:21
 

Single little egret fishing in the shallows on the north side; peregrine overhead and whitethroat still singing well.

 
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07 June 2020 13:23
 

10 or 20 Swifts at the reservoir this morning, Cheddar ¬†end of the res, first I’ve seen for a long time.
Swifts used to be summer residents in Wedmore but sadly no more.

 
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04 June 2020 12:07
 

The number of swifts over the east bank this morning was a little higher: I counted at least 30 and estimate that there were between 50 and 70 in total, together with a few swallows and house martins.  I suspect the cooler temperature has brought their insect prey closer to earth and it was exhilirating having them flying at and around me; tried taking some photos but failed miserably!  Whitethroat still in full song along Strawberry Line.

 
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04 June 2020 07:47
 

approx 2 dozen Swifts on the Middle Moor Lane side this morning, . green woody on the wing and emerging Jackdaws from disused Woodpecker hole ,Blackcap in full song

 
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02 June 2020 10:03
 

Little owl around entrance to clay pits still early this morning, hunting from fence posts and being mobbed by up to three blackbirds.  Very quiet otherwise: three or four blackcaps and a couple of chiffchaffs still singing.  Six swifts over Axbridge as I left the house.

 
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kate allison
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01 June 2020 15:37
 

I find it really quite upsetting that fellow human beings are treating our lovely countryside like this.Not only are they leaving rubbish but also defecating and urinating everywhere.SO PICK UP RUBBISH look after the countryside so that other people can enjoy themselves when they can.

 
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31 May 2020 07:16
 

Multiple swifts over the reservoir this AM, a single swallow, great crested grebe, greater black-backed gull and 2-3 black-headed gulls in fine summer plumage. Sadly not little owl to be seen and the banks/paths are strewn with quite horrific quantities of litter! :(

 
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29 May 2020 20:26
 

Not quite the res but 20 plus swifts over my road this evening just up from there