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Thursday 20th September 2018

A Ruff was on the Village Lake, with 3 Common sandpipers on Cell 'A',
Along the North path there was a Peregrine, Corn bunting & 4 Yellowhammers,
5 Curlew circled the reserve,
42 Pink-footed geese flew south,
A Treecreeper was along the West path, with Great spotted woodpecker also seen,
By the Carp Lake, Migrant hawker, Common darter & Common blue damselfly were seen,
Butterflies included, Comma, Red admiral, Small white & Speckled wood, with Common carder bumblebee also present

Posted By: Barry on 9/20/2018 7:16:37 PM

Wednesday 19th September 2018

With the wind, the waders were on Cell 'A' & the Main Lake today. These included a Common & 2 Green sandpipers, plus a Dunlin,
8 Wigeon were on the Main Lake, with 14 Cormorant on the Village Lake,
A flock of 60 + Goldfinch were along the Turret hide path,
Also seen was 3 Curlew (North field), Kingfisher (Main Lake) & Yellow wagtail
Migrant hawker, Common & Ruddy darter were seen today

Female Shoveller on the Far Lake

Common sandpiper on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 9/19/2018 8:10:20 PM

Tuesday 18th September 2018

This morning, a Ring-necked parakeet was briefly on Dryham Lane,
Also seen was 2 Hobbys over the North field,
Green & Common sandpiper, plus Little ringed plover,
Red kite & 2 Kingfishers were seen
Red admiral & Speckled wood were flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/18/2018 7:50:43 PM

Sunday 16th September 2018

On the Island Lake today, 2 Ruff, juvenile Little ringed plover, plus Common & Green sandpiper,
Nearby Marsh harrier & Hobby were seen,
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond, with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'.
Kingfisher & peregrine were also seen
Migrant hawker was along Dryham Lane

Stock dove on the Island Lake

Snipe on the Island Lake

Dunlin on the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 9/16/2018 7:06:03 PM

Saturday 15th September 2018

The 2 Ruffs, a juvenile Little ringed plover, a Common & Green sandpiper were on the Island Lake in the morning, The Bar-tailed godwit was seen here in the afternoon,
Again a Common & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A',
A Treecreeper was with a tit feeding flock along Dryham Lane, Wheatear & Corn bunting were on the North field, Yellow wagtail was on Cell 'A'.

Green sandpiper on the Island Lake

Grey heron on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/15/2018 7:00:55 PM

Friday 14th September 2018

Today, a Whinchat was in the Snipe field in the afternoon. Other passerines seen included Treecreeper, Goldcrest (West path) & Yellow wagtail,
The single Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake, with 66 in 4 flocks migrating over the reserve,
Waders today, included Bar-tailed godwit (Island Lake & North field), Curlew, juvenile Ringed & 2 Little ringed plovers, 2 Ruffs, 2 Common & a Green sandpiper,
A Water rail was heard on the Island Lake
Dragonflies were Migrant, Brown & Southern hawkers, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Butterflies were Common blue, Small copper, Speckled wood, Green-veined & Large whites, Small white.


Ruff on the Island Lake

Migrating Pink-footed geese

Green sandpipers on the Island Lake, all 3 images with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Whinchat on the Snipe field

Posted By: Barry on 9/14/2018 7:43:25 PM