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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

A good day for waders on Cell 'A', with 2 Greenshanks, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers, Ringed plover & Dunlin.
Also 8 Snipe on the Reed-bed, with 2 Curlew flying south
2 Wheatears, plus a Spotted flycatcher by the Carp Lake entrance off Dryham Lane
The male Redstart was seen in the east end of the North hedge
Grey squirrel & Hedgehog seen today
Brown & Migrant hawker, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were seen
Also Common & Holly blue, Speckled wood, Meadow brown, Small tortoiseshell, Small white & Green-veined white butterflies were present

Female Common darter by the Carp Lake

Posted By: Barry on 8/22/2017 8:30:55 PM

Monday 21st August 2017

The drake Mandarin was again on the Village Lake this evening
2 Green & Common sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Barn & Tawny owl were seen tonight
A family of 5 Bullfinches were seen on the West path
The Bittern was seen on Cell 'B' in the afternoon

Bittern on Cell 'B', with thanks

Posted By: Barry on 8/21/2017 8:59:54 PM

Sunday 20th August 2017

3+ Green & 2+ Common sandpipers, with 2 Oystercatchers were on Cell 'A' this morning. Also 6+ Curlew were seen about the reserve & a Greenshank was heard
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge, with 10 + Yellow wagtails in the North field
A Spotted flycatcher was along the Butterfly walk (another was in the North hedge), with a female Wheatear from the middle gate on Dryham Lane
2 Barn owls were seen, along with Marsh harrier & juvenile Kingfisher
Butterfly wise, there was Speckled wood, Comma, Small tortoiseshell, Common & Holly blue & Meadow brown seen
Emperor dragonfly, Brown hawker, Southern & Migrant hawker, Common darter & Emerald damselfly were seen
Also Common carder & Red-tailed bumblebee

2 Green sandpipers on Cell 'A'

Male Redstart at the east end of the North hedge

Emerald damselfly by the Dragonfly ponds

Posted By: Barry on 8/20/2017 2:44:31 PM

Saturday 19th August 2017

The eclipse drake Mandarin was again on the Village Lake
At the east end of the North hedge the male Redstart was showing, with Yellow wagtails in the North field
On Cell 'A', as well as the 4 Oystercatchers, there was a 2 Common & Green sandpiper, a Golden plover was there in the afternoon
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', with 2 Barn owls at dusk
A Water rail was seen well on the Reed-bed in the morning
A Goldcrest was by the Far Corner
There was between 1 & 2 Hobbies over the North field
Despite the conditions, 8 Speckled wood, single Comma, red admiral & Large white butterflies were counted
Brown hawker, Migrant hawker, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were present
Also seen was Common carder, Heath, Red & White-tailed bumblebees

Male Redstart at the east end of the North hedge, with thanks

Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 8/19/2017 7:12:49 PM

Friday 18th August 2017

The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
An eclipse darke Mandarin was on the Village Lake (returning bird?)
2 Hobbies flew over the reserve
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
2 Common & Green sandpipers were also on Cell 'A', where a juvenile male Marsh harrier was also seen
A Kingfisher was seen on the Reed-bed, with 3 Curlew nearby
A few yellow wagtails were about, with a Grey wagtail in the New workings
3 Barn owls were seen hunting the reserve at dusk
Meadow brown & Common carder bumblebees were seen

Posted By: Barry on 8/18/2017 8:03:04 PM

Thursday 17th August 2017

The male Redstart was still in the East end of the North hedge
19 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon, along with a Common sandpiper & 4 Oystercatchers. A Green sandpiper was in Cell 'C'
2 Barn owls & a juvenile Marsh harrier were seen
Speckled wood & Common blue butterflies were seen, as well as Common darters

Posted By: Barry on 8/18/2017 8:01:41 PM

Wednesday 16th August 2017

By the Main Lake today, there was overhead Red kite, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Grey wagtail & Spotted flycatcher
A Daubenton's bat was seen in the afternoon over the Main Lake
Also seen was Common darter, plus Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 8/16/2017 9:03:34 PM

Tuesday 15th August 2017

The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
7 Black-tailed godwits were on the Reed-bed in the morning
7 Canada geese were on Cell 'A', along with 2 Curlews, a Common & 2 Green sandpipers
4 Curlew were on the North field, along with 10+ Yellow wagtails
A Barn owl was hunting the New workings
The Bittern was seen in the Dryham Ings reservior reeds in the evening
Common & Green sandpipers, plus a Curlew were also seen

Posted By: Barry on 8/15/2017 5:06:52 PM

Monday 14th August 2017

The Redstart was still in the eastern part of the North hedge, with Yellow wagtails nearby in the North field
There was a mobile Green sandpiper, with a Curlew on Cell 'A' & 4 Oystecatchers on the Silt pond
Also seen was Spotted flycatcher, Peregrine, Kingfisher & Goldcrest
A Grey wagtail flew over Crossland's hide, with Barn owl seen also

Posted By: Barry on 8/14/2017 9:12:06 PM