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Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Wood sandpiper was seen in the morning, with Green sandpiper on Cell 'A' & a Greenshank on the Reed-bed,
The Peregrine was again on the Telegraph pole between Cells 'B' & 'C',
Brown & Southern hawkers were seen, as well as Meadow brown, Comma, Peacock, Small skipper, Small tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper, Painted lady & Heath bumblebee


Female Tufted duck on the Main Lake

Shoveller family on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 7/17/2018 8:33:44 PM

Monday 16th July 2018

On the Reed-bed today, Green & wood sandpiper, Little ringed plover & juvenile Water rail
Posted By: Barry on 7/16/2018 8:40:44 PM

Sunday 15th July 2018

The Wood sandpiper was still on the Island Lake, with the juvenile Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake
The male Peregrine was seen with a kill on Cell 'A' in the morning,
Also seen was Green sandpiper, Yellow wagtail & Yellowhammer,
Dragonflies included Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Southern hawker, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Butterflies were all 3 whites, Small Skipper & Tortoiseshell, gatekeeper, Ringlet, Meadow brown, Speckled wood & Painted lady
Common carder & Red -tailed bumblebees were about

Peregrine on Cell 'A'

Black-tailed skimmer on the Maize field

Wood sandpiper on the Island Lake





Common tern on the Main Lake, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 7/15/2018 2:37:21 PM

Saturday 15th July 2018

Early in the morning, there were 14 Black-tailed godwits on the Reed-bed, 9 flew off leaving 5 & a single there for the rest of the day,
Also there was the Green sandpiper, juvenile Little ringed plover & a Dunlin,
At midday, there was a Wood sandpiper on the Island Lake, with a juvenile Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake, along with 4 Redshanks,
The Peregrine was again on the telegraph pole above Cell 'C',
There were 4 Avocets on the Silt pond & 11 Grey herons were counted on Cell 'A',
Marsh harrier, Hobby, Pink-footed goose (Main Lake) & the 2 juvenile Water rails were also seen
Dragonfly wise, Emperor dragonfly, Brown, Common & Southern hawkers, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Blue-tailed,Common blue & Emerald damselflies,
Butterflies included, Meadow brown, Large, Green-veined & Small whites, Gatekeeper, Small tortoiseshell, Small & Essex skippers, Peacock, Red admiral, Ringlet, Brimstone & Speckled wood,
Red & White-tailed & Common carder bumblebees were also present

Juvenile Mediterranean gull sleeping on the Village Lake

Small skipper on the Maize field path

Dunlin on the Reed-bed

Little grebe on the Carp Lake

Posted By: Barry on 7/14/2018 4:41:34 PM

Friday 13th July 2018

The 2 juvenile Water rails, plus Green sandpiper were seen on the Reed-bed again, with a family of 11 Tufted ducklings also,
A Tawny owl was being mobbed by small passerines on the East path in the morning,
A male Peregrine has taken up residence on the Telegraph pole by the nest box on Cell 'C',
The 2 adult Mediterranean gulls plus juvenile were seen on both the Village Lake & Reed-bed,
A Black-tailed godwit was on Cell 'A' in the afternoon, with a Pink-footed goose on the Main Lake,
Also seen was a single Avocet, Curlew, Corn bunting, Marsh harrier, Yellow wagtail & Yellowhammer.
Dragonflies included Emperor dragonfly, Brown hawker, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Ruddy darter, Common blue & Emerald damselflies,
Butterflies included, Large, Green-veined & Small whites, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow brown, Red admiral, Speckled wood, Holly blue, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Comma, Gatekeeper, Small & Essex skippers,
Bumblebees included Garden, Tree, Common carder, Heath, Red & White-tailed bumblebees

Great crested grebe family on the Village Lake (the 3rd this year)

Small tortoiseshell along the Maize field path

Red-tailed bumblebee along the Maize field path

Ruddy darter by the Dragonfly ponds

Posted By: Barry on 7/13/2018 4:12:20 PM

Thursday 12th July 2018

On the Reed-bed, the 2 juvenile Water rails & Green sandpiper were present,
2 adult Mediterranean gulls, plus a juvenile were seen,
A Peregrine was on the telegraph poles at Dryham Ings
A ringed Oystercatcher seen on Cell 'A' on 5th June had been ringed at off Friskney, Lincolnshire on 22nd August 2017
Southern hawker was seen

Posted By: Barry on 7/12/2018 8:38:21 PM

Wednesday 11th July 2018

On the Reed-bed, there was a single juvenile Water rail & Green sandpiper,
A Marsh harrier was seen, with Corn bunting singing in the North field,
Butterflies today, Large, Green-veined & Small white, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Small tortoiseshell & Skipper, Meadow pipit, Peacock, Speckled wood & Comma,
Dragonflies, Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Southern & Brown hawker, Ruddy & Common darter, Azure, Common blue, Blue-tailed & Emerald damselflies,
Bumblebees, Common carder, Red & White-tailed, Tree & Garden bumblebees

Tufted duck & duckling on the Main Lake

Comma by the Carp Lake

Posted By: Barry on 7/11/2018 8:25:17 PM