Brent Reservoir Birdwalk Report Sunday 11 February 2024 (Webs count day)

Having damaged my shoulder at the Canal & River Trust event on Saturday 3 February 2024, I was not able to attend the regular second Sunday of the month Brent Reservoir Birdwalk on Sunday 11 February 2024.

After many previous attempts, I understand the Tawny Owl made an appearance at the Ash Tree nest site.

Later a Firecrest was reported in the conifers behind the smaller Heron Hide.

As the Birdwalk co-incided with the monthly Wetlands Bird Count I am including the figures below for information.

Species List: Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Eurasian / Common Coot, Common Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, European Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Cormorant, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Feral / Rock Dove, Common Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring-necked Parakeet, Eurasian Jay, Eurasian Magpie, Eurasian / Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Eurasian Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Cetti’s Warbler, Eurasian Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Eurasian Wren, Common Starling, Eurasian Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, European Robin, Pied Wagtail, Common Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Siskin. Total = 44.

Also reported: 4 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Reed Buntings, 3 Dunnock (Ben Watt. Webs count).

Blackcap (Marcus Hunt)