Apart from the Chiffchaff, it was quite quiet again, with Mallard and Tufted Duck numbers low again, 58 and 16 respectively. 11 Mandarins were on the middle reservoir, along with 2 Little Grebes, and the 3 juvenile Shags. Black-headed Gulls were seen on the top and middle reservoirs, with a very good count of 85 birds. There were 6 Coots and 10 Moorhens, which was good. 2 of the Coots were engaged in some strenuous fighting! 1 Cormorant , 1 Grey Heron, and 1 Grey Wagtail were also recorded.
The woods were also quiet today, but a Buzzard was seen over the top reservoir, and Nuthatch , Great-spotted Woodpecker and Redwing were also new for the year.
Year List update:
74 – Great-spotted Woodpecker
75 – Redwing
76 - Nuthatch
77 - Fieldfare (see last week in Worcester)
78 - Chiffchaff