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Sunday 13th June 2021

The drake Wigeon & 2 Lapwing juveniles were on the Reed-bed,
A total of 31 Little egrets were counted this morning,
New Little grebe families were on the new workings (2) & Main lake (5),
Also seen was 2 Corn buntings (North field & Far Corner), Barn owl (Maize field in the evening), Marsh harrier, Red kite, Yellow wagtail (Snipe field) & Mediterranean gull,
Dragonflies today, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Butterflies today, 3 Common blue, 2 Large skipper, single Wall & Small tortoiseshell,
Bumblebees today, Earl, Tree & White-tailed bumblebees

Little grebe chicks on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/13/2021 4:45:04 PM

Saturday 12th June 2021

On the Reed-bed, there was the drake Wigeon & 2 juvenile Lapwings,
The Corn bunting was again singing in the North hedge, with a new Shelduck duckling on the Island lake,
Also seen was Great crested grebe (2 chicks on the Village lake), Kingfisher (Far lake), Marsh harrier & Mediterranean gull,
Dragonflies today, Black-tailed skimmer, Ruddy darter, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common damselflies,
Butterflies today, 3 Common blues & 2 Large skippers
Bumblebees today, Common carder & Early bumblebees

Large skipper in the New workings

Posted By: Barry on 6/12/2021 3:41:27 PM

Friday 11th June 2021

Today 2 Barnacle geese & a Canada goose circled the reserve in the early morning,
The first Great crested grebe chicks of the year (2), were seen on the Village lake,
There is a further Mutes swan family of 4 cygnets on Dryham reservoir,
Also seen was Corn bunting (North hedge), Red kite, 14 Canada geese (Main lake), Barn owl (Maize field, early morning) Hobby (New workings),17 Little egrets & Mediterranean gull,
Dragonflies today - 4 Spot chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Butterflies today - 3 Common blue, Wall, Brown argus, Painted lady & Red admiral,
Bumblebees today - Tree bumblebee

Barnacle geese over the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/11/2021 12:25:14 PM

Thursday 10th June 2021

On the Reed-bed, there was Little ringed plover, the drake Wigeon & a Lapwing chick,
There are currently 8 pairs of Avocets sitting on the reserve,
Also seen was Corn bunting (North field), Red kite, Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull & Tawny owl (West path)
Painted lady, Black-tailed skimmer, Red-tailed & Large bumblebee were seen today

Whitethroat on the North path

Posted By: Barry on 6/10/2021 4:19:34 PM

Wednesday 9th June 2021

The drake Wigeon & juvenile lapwings were on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was Yellow wagtail, 2 Corn buntings (North field), Marsh harrier & Mediterranean gull
Butterflies today - 7 Common blue, 2 Small white & single Large skipper, Wall,
Dragonflies today - Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Broad-bodied chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Early & Red-tailed bumblebees

Chiffchaff by the Viewing platform

Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2021 12:40:00 PM

Tuesday 8th June 2021

Today 2 male Ruddy shelducks were on the Silt pond briefly before flying off to the North east,
A pair of Cetti's warbler were heard with 3 begging young & one seen,
Also seen was Hobby (New workings), Corn bunting (North field), Yellow wagtail (Snipe field), drake Wigeon (Reed-bed), 2 drake Teal (Reed-bed), Tawny owl (On the West path), Marsh harrier & Mediterranean gull,
Butterflies today - 11 Common blue, 2 each of Large skipper, Orange tip & Wall, singles of Painted lady, Small tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Brown argus,
Dragonflies today - Hairy dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies

Ruddy shelduck on the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 6/8/2021 3:22:11 PM

Monday 7th June 2021

 A Red kite flew north over the Island lake in the early morning,
Also seen was 2 Mute swan cygnets (Village lake & reed-bed), 5 Canada geese (North field), Drake Wigeon, Eygptian goose & 2 Lapwing chicks (both Reed-bed), Barn owl, Hobby, Marsh harrier (all evening), Corn bunting (North field), singing Meadow pipit (Snipe field) & Mediterranean gull
Dragonflies today - 4-Spotchaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Butterflies today - 3 Wall, 3 Common blue, 2 Brown argus & single Large white & a male Orange tip
also seen was Red-tailed bumblebee

Red kite over the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/7/2021 1:09:15 PM