Sunday, 19 May 2019 Login Register


Saturday 18th May 2019

A Cuckoo was heard & seen by the Far Corner & reed-bed,
The Little owl & Yellowhammers were on the New workings,
Little ringed plover, a Dunlin & Common sandpiper were on the Reed-bed,
In the evening, a Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'A', along with another Common sandpiper,
Also seen was Red kite, Marsh harrier, Redshank, 3 Garden warblers, Pochard & Cetti's warbler (heard)
Also seen was Speckled wood & White-tailed bumblebee

Common tern on the Village Lake

Reed warbler on the Reed-bed

Young Blackcap on the West path

Posted By: Barry on 5/18/2019 8:43:53 PM

Friday 17th May 2019

A pair of Garganey spent the day on the Reed-bed,
4 young Treecreepers were seen, this being the reserve's first breeding record of this species,
Also seen was Bearded tit, 2 Garden warblers (West path), Curlew,  Yellowhammer (East field), Marsh harrier, Red kite & Peregrine,
Orange tip, Peacock, Brimstone, Small tortoiseshell, Holly blue, 4 Spot chaser, Common & Blue-tailed damselflies were seen

Lesser black backed gull, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 5/17/2019 8:24:52 PM

Thursday 15th May 2019

A Black tern was over the Main Lake from early morning onwards,
An Osprey drifted south over the Main Lake at mid-day, with 2 Greenshank (Cell 'A'),  Peregrine & Marsh harrier, Hobby, Garden warbler, Curlew & Bearded tit also being seen

Posted By: Barry on 5/16/2019 8:20:51 PM

Wednesday 15th May 2019

The Garden warbler was again singing on the West path,
Also seen or heard was Cetti's warbler, Treecreeper  & Bearded tit,
2002 Black headed gull nests were counted,
Orange tip, Specked wood, Peacock, Azure & Large red damselflies, Early & Tree bumblebees were also seen

Drake Tufted duck on the Main Lake

Early bumblebee by the Far Lake

Black headed gulls & chicks on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 5/15/2019 8:20:56 PM

Tuesday 14th May 2019

There were 2 juvenile Bearded tits in the Reed-bed, giving the reserves first successful breeding record for this species,
A Garden warbler was singing on the West path
Orange tip, Speckled wood, Brimstone, Peacock & Small tortoiseshell butterflies were about

Juvenile Bearded tit, with thanks to Stuart Griffiths

Posted By: Barry on 5/14/2019 8:53:56 PM

Monday 13th May 2019

A Cuckoo was calling in the afternoon,
Redshank, Cetti's warbler, Curlew & Corn bunting were present,
Also Orange tip, Brimstone & Peacock were seen

Posted By: Barry on 5/13/2019 8:43:59 PM

Sunday 12th May 2019

The Wood sandpiper was still on Cell 'B' today,
There was 2 Common sandpipers on Cell 'A',
Also seen was Bearded tit (Reed-bed), Marsh harrier, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's warblers (heard), drake Mandarin, Red kite, Ringed plover (Cell 'A'), 5 Whimbrel & 5 Curlew (both Reed-bed), 2 Redshanks & Yellowhammer (East field),
Orange tip, Brimstone, Speckled wood, Holly blue (East path), Green-veined white, Small tortoiseshell, Peacock & Large white butterfly were about as well as Common blue  & Blue-tailed damselfly, Common carder, Tree bumblebee & Field cuckoo bee

Common sandpiper on Cell 'A'

Goldfinch on Dryham Lane

Spotted cranefly on the West path

Posted By: Barry on 5/12/2019 7:23:40 PM