Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Login Register


Monday 21st May 2018

A good day for waders, with a Black-tailed godwit & a Ruff on Cell 'A', along with a reported Grey plover,
On the Reed-bed, the drake Garganey was still about, along with a Common sandpiper & 2 Redshanks,
The 2 Cetti's warblers were singing, with Corn bunting in the North field,
Mandarin, Teal & yellow wagtail were also seen
Common blue & Small tortoiseshell were the butterflies seen, with also Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot & Broad-bodied chasers

Posted By: Barry on 5/20/2018 5:11:19 PM

Sunday 20th May 2018

A drake Garganey spent the day on the Reed-bed, with a Barnacle goose there in the afternoon
Two parties of 5 (briefly) & 9 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A',
A Hobby was over the North field, where Yellow wagtail was seen
A Cetti's warbler was singing by the Far Lake, with 2 Corn buntings in the North field,
10 pairs of Avocet are sitting (2 of these on Cell 'A'),
The drake Mandarin was in Cell 'B'
Common carder & Red-tailed bumblebees were about
Butterflies included, Wall, Holly blue, Brimstone, Speckled wood, Orange tip & Green-veined white,
4 Spot & Broad-bodied chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed, Common blue & Large red damselflies were seen

Little ringed plovers on Cell 'A', with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 5/19/2018 6:16:45 PM

Saturday 19th May 2018

A Cetti's warbler was singing in the Far Corner,
Butterflies today, included Wall, Orange tip, Green-veined & Large white, & Speckled wood,
4 Spot chaser & Broad-bodied chaser were seen 
Good showing of Damselflies, with Azure, Blue-tailed, Common & Red-eyed damselflies

Female Orange tip along Dryham Lane

Small tortoiseshell by the Maize field

Helophilus pendulas on Drtyham Lane

Large red damselfly by the reserve entrance

Red-eyed damselfly by the Far Corner

Posted By: Barry on 5/18/2018 9:00:57 PM

Friday 18th May 2018

A Hobby was over the Main Lake, with Ruff on Cell 'A' & Common sandpiper on the Reed-bed,
The Cetti's warbler was still singing, with singing Corn bunting nearby in the North field,
Also seen was Red kite & Mandarin
Green-veined white butterfly, Broad-bodied & 4 Spot chasers, Common carder & White-tailed bumblebees & Blue-tailed damselflies were seen today

Barn owl along Dryham Lane, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 5/17/2018 7:34:17 PM

Thursday 17th May 2018

A Common sandpiper & Dunlin were on Cell 'A',
A Hobby was seen over the West path, with the Cetti's warbler singing by the Far Lake,
Bumblebees today, included Vestel cuckoo bee, Buff & Red-tailed & Common carder bumblebees,
Butterflies were orange tip, Green-veined & large whites, Peacock & Speckled wood
Dragonflies were Hairy dragonfly, Broad-bodied chaser, 4 Spot chaser, Large red, Azure, Blue-tailed, Common blue & Red-eyed damselflies 

Posted By: Barry on 5/16/2018 8:39:53 PM

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser & Large red damselfly seen by the Dragonfly ponds.
Also seen was Green-veined white, Orange tip, Speckled wood butterflies, plus Blue-tailed damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 5/15/2018 8:42:51 PM

Tuesday 15th May 2018

There were 2 Dunlins was on Cell 'A', with the drake Mandarin nearby
There was a pair of Yellow wagtails on the North path,
Orange tip, Speckled wood & Green-veined butterflies, 4 Spot & Broad-bodied chasers, Hairy dragonfly & Common blue damselflies were flying.

Posted By: Barry on 5/14/2018 8:14:50 PM

Monday 14th May 2018

A Green woodpecker was on the Maize field, with a Marsh harrier nearby
Posted By: Barry on 5/13/2018 7:04:53 PM