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Tuesday 11th May 2021

A pair of Common cranes flew west over the reserve & then reversed course in the morning,
An Osprey flew high south west over the reserve,
There were 2 Oystercatcher chicks seen in the New workings,
Also seen was Tawny owl, Barn owl (hunting at dusk), 2 Common sandpipers, 2 Red kites, 2 Water rails heard, 4 Whimbrels (Reed-bed), 9 Yellow wagtails, Marsh harrier & Mediterranean gull,
Butterflies today, included Wall, Orange tip, Peacock & Green-veined white

Tawny owl near the Far Corner

Posted By: Barry on 5/11/2021 2:23:12 PM

Monday 10th May 2021

The summer plumaged Grey plover was on Cell 'A' today, with a Whimbrel in the evening on the Reed-bed,
The first Shelduck family of the year (9 ducklings) was seen in the New workings
Also seen was Eygptian goose (Cell 'A' & North field), Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull, Common sandpiper (Village lake), Tawny owl (Far Corner) & 2 Corn bunting (North field & New workings),
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Grey plover on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 5/10/2021 1:55:02 PM

Sunday 9th May 2021

A Temmick's stint was briefly on Cell 'A' this morning, with 6+ Dunlin, Greenshank (heard) & 3 Ringed plovers,
A summer plumaged Grey plover stayed on the Reed-bed from mid-morning onwards,
The Village lake had a Barnacle goose on it during the afternoon,
In the morning, a male Whinchat was at the western end of the Silt pond,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull, Hobby, Barn owl (hunting at dusk), 4 Common sandpipers, Eygptian goose (North field), 3 Snipe (Cell 'B'), Tawny owl, Water rail (heard Cell 'C'), Whimbrel & Corn bunting (New workings & North field),
Green-veined white & Orange tip butterflies & Common carder bumblebee were flying

Male Whinchat by the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 5/9/2021 5:01:47 PM

Saturday 8th May 2021

46+ Dunlin were in Cell 'A' & the Reed-bed this afternoon,
Also there were 2 Common sandpipers, 16+ Little ringed plovers & 2 Whimbrel north over Cell 'A',
The Hobby made another appearance over the reserve,
Also seen was the Cuckoo (New workings), Eygptian goose (North field), drake Pochard (Cell 'A'), Tawny owl, Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull & 6+ Yellow wagtail

Long-tailed tit on Dryham lane

Posted By: Barry on 5/8/2021 10:02:34 PM

Friday 7th May 2021

2 Hobbies were seen in the morning & afternoon over the reserve,
The Cuckoo was heard in the New workings in the morning,
A Dunlin was in Cell 'A', Common sandpiper (Silt pond), Curlew plus 4 Whimbrel & 15 Common tern (Cell 'A' at dusk),
Also seen was a Barn owl at dusk, Eygptian goose (North field), 6 Grey herons (Cell 'A'), 5 roosting Little egrets, 10+ Little ringed plover, Red kite, Tawny owl & Water rail,
4 Orange tips, Green-veined white, Early, Buff & Whited tailed bumblebees were also flying

Orange tip on the North path

Posted By: Barry on 5/7/2021 9:43:52 PM

Thursday 6th May 2021

The day's highlight was that of a drake Garganey who was seen on the Village lake, Reed-bed & finally Cell 'A',
Waders seen, included a Common sandpiper (Village lake), plus 7 Curlews & a Whimbrel (Cell 'A' at dusk),
A Cuckoo was calling in the New workings, with a Corn bunting in the North field,
Also seen was the Eygptian goose (North field), Hobby (late in the afternoon), 2 Little egrets (Cell 'A'), 6+ Little ringed plovers, Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull, Barn owl (Village lake at dusk), Tawny owl (Far corner) & Water rail (2 heard in Cell 'C')

Posted By: Barry on 5/6/2021 9:04:33 PM

Wednesday 5th May 2021

The Cuckoo was calling again in the New workings,
On the North field, the Eygptian goose re-appeared,
5 Whimbrels dropped onto Cell 'A', with Common sandpipers on the Village lake & Silt pond,
Also seen was Yellow wagtail (Cell 'A'), Tawny owl, Water rail, Marsh harrier & Mediterranean gull,
Green-veined white & Orange tip butterflies were seen along the East path

Lesser whitethroat by Dryham farm

Posted By: Barry on 5/5/2021 1:38:03 PM