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Sunday 5th July 2020

2 Green sandpipers were on the Island lake, with another elsewhere,
On the Reed-bed, there was 2 Common sandpipers, Greenshank & 2 Wigeon,
The Pink-footed goose was on the Silt pond,
Also seen was Corn bunting (New workings & North hedge), Red kite, Hobby & Yellow wagtail,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Ringlet, Red admiral, Green-veined, Small & Large whites, Small tortoiseshell, Small skipper & Gatekeeper,
Dragonflies today - 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Common darter, Common blue, Blue-tailed, Azure & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder, Garden, White-tailed & Tree bumblebees

Posted By: Barry on 7/5/2020 3:03:14 PM

Saturday 4th July 2020

The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, being joined by a Yellowhammer,
2 Green sandpipers were seen at various parts of the reserve, again the Greenshank was on Cell 'A', with a Gadwall family of 6 seen,
On the Far lake, the female Goldeneye was seen,
Marsh tit was seen on the East path in the morning, with Marsh harrier, Kingfisher & 2 Mediterranean gulls
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Red admiral, Ringlet, Green-veined, Marbled & Small whites, Small copper, Comma, Essex & Small skippers,
Dragonflies today - 4 Spot chaser, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder, Garden, Heath & White-tailed bumblebees.

Posted By: Barry on 7/4/2020 3:31:38 PM

Friday 3rd July 2020

The Greenshank & Pink-footed goose were both on Cell 'A' in the morning,
2 Green sandpipers were seen on Cell 'C',
Also seen was Corn bunting (North field & New workings), female Goldeneye (New workings) & 2 Mediterranean gulls

Posted By: Barry on 7/3/2020 6:30:35 PM

Thursday 2nd July 2020

The Greenshank was seen on the Village lake, with the female Goldeneye on the New workings,
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A', the Pink-footed goose was still on the Silt pond,
Again the Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, with another in the New workings, also a Mediterranean gull was present,
A Green sandpiper was on the 'Bus-stop' pool, Cell 'C',
Meadow brown, Ringlet, Red admiral, Common blue, Blue-tailed & Red-eyed damselflies were seen,
Also Common carder & Garden bumblebees were flying.

Posted By: Barry on 7/2/2020 4:42:03 PM

Wednesday 1st July 2020

A Tawny owl juvenile was calling on the East path in the early morning,
The Greenshank was still on the Reed-bed, with the Corn bunting singing on the North path,
On the Silt pond, the Pink-footed goose was still present, with Kingfisher (Far lake) also,
Meadow brown, Ringlet, Large skipper, Marbled white, Blue-tailed damselfly & Common carder bumblebee were still flying in the wet conditions

Posted By: Barry on 7/1/2020 3:51:30 PM

Tuesday 30th June 2020

2 Cuckoos were seen around the Snipe field in the morning,
On the Reed-bed, there was the Greenshank, a Common sandpiper & drake Wigeon,
Cell 'A' had a Common sandpiper & the eclipse drake Garganey & an early morning female Goldeneye (also seen on the New workings)
The Pink-footed goose was on the Silt pond, 4 Mediterranean gulls were seen & Barn owl on the Maize field in the morning,
Meadow brown, Comma, Large skipper, Red admiral, Green-veined white, Common & Ruddy darter, Common blue, Blue-tailed & Small red-eyed damselflies, plus Common carder,garden & Tree bumblebees were present

Posted By: Barry on 6/30/2020 3:18:46 PM

Monday 29th June 2020

The Greenshank was seen on both Cell 'A' & the Reed-bed, with the the eclipse drake Garganey at the former
A Creche of 14 Shelduck ducklings was on the Island lake,
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, 4 Mediterranean gulls, with a Marsh harrier over the reserve in the early morning,
Meadow brown butterfly was seen, as well as Blue-tailed, Emerald & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Also Garden & Common carder bumblebees were flying

Posted By: Barry on 6/29/2020 4:47:37 PM