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This page brings you the latest bird and wildlife sightings from Chew Valley Lake (and occasionally elsewhere). Most updates will be on a weekly basis, although they will probably be more frequent at busy times. Records are taken from various sources and should be regarded as unconfirmed.

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February 2007
The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present with the Canada Goose flock at Nunnery Point, along with eleven Barnacle Geese. The drake Red-breasted Merganser was again off the point displaying to female Goosanders, and two adult Mediterranean Gulls were seen in the roost.
An adult Ring-billed Gull was seen on Herriott's Pool at 16:10, along with two Mediterranean Gulls. The Ring-bill then flew into the main roost, but relocating it amongst well in excess of 10,000 Common Gulls at half a mile range proved a little too difficult on this occasion!

09/02: There won't be any updates to the site for a couple of weeks - sorry!
There was a lot of disturbance today from Pike fishing boats - most of the wildfowl had moved to Herriott's Pool, Heron's Green Bay or along the East Shore. Seven Pintail at Herriott's were the pick of the ducks, whilst a vast roost of Common Gulls this afternoon produced five Mediterranean Gulls, and a summer-plumage adult Ring-billed Gull; the latter being found by Keith Vinicombe through his shiny new telescope eyepiece. A Skylark over the Parkland was an unusual winter record.
An adult Ring-billed Gull and a second-summer Mediterranean Gull were found in the roost this afternoon.
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