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Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus
Blue Tits frequently use the nest boxes around the reserve. They can also be seen feeding from most of the feeders.
Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
House Martin - Delichon urbicum
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Great Spotted Woodpeckers begin to drum to defend their territories in early spring. The sound often accompanies the bird ringers as they raise the mist nets on an early morning start.
These birds enjoy the peanuts in the back garden feeders.
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
This arrived on the lake for a short time in March 2018.
Yellowhammer - Emberiza citrinella
Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus
During winter the Reed Buntings spend the nights on the reed stems, just above the water. This is an ideal habitat for them as they are safe from predators.
As you walk through the reed bed you can often hear their call.
Hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus
Merlin - Falco columbarius
Hobby - Falco subbuteo
This was seen hunting for ‘dragons and damsels’ across Plover’s Pool during July 2018
Pied Flycatcher - Ficedula hypoleuca
A nest box in the woodland provided a home for these birds to raise their young, the first time for many years in 2011. The young were ringed in the nest.
Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
There are not many days that go past that the back garden is not full of Chaffinches.
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
Bramblings are a winter migrant. Each year their numbers vary. They can be seen feeding with the Chaffinches in the back garden.
Coot - Fulica atra
Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
As you walk through the reed bed in spring, you may hear the gentle call of the Moorhen as she calls her chicks.
Three-spined Stickleback - Gasterosteus aculeatus
Oystercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus
Icterine Warbler - Hippolais icterina
Swallow - Hirundo rustica
These summer migrants can be seen feeding over the wetland ponds.
Artificial nests have been put up on the wetland hide to encourage them to nest.